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68th Year, Number 48 Port St. Joe, FL 3 Sections 38 Pages
SEPTEMBER 21, 2006


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The Sunday Booze Blues

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Patti Blaylock knew what she was
getting into when she founded the Sunset
Coastal Grill in November of 2002.
When she secured a liquor license, she
learned that a long-standing city ordinance
prohibited alcohol sales on Sunday in Port
St. Joe.
Like the county's two time zones, the
ban was one of the area's eccentricities, a
relic from the post-Prohibition era that has
endured for nearly 70 years.
Blaylock abided by the city's rules and
Sunset Coastal Grill was wet six days a
week, and dry on Sunday.
As business picked up at the restaurant,
an increasingly common phenomenon
weighed heavily on Blaylock's mind.
On Sunday, customers cut their stays
short when they learned they could not have'
a glass of wine with their meals.
Not content to leave quietly, many
customers expressed their outrage by calling
Port St. Joe a "backwards" town that would
never outgrow its archaic prejudices.
'The comments were just ugly and that
I -wasn't prepared for at all," she said.
In time, Blaylock herself grew tired
of the ban, which cost her business and
ultimately forced her to close her doors on
Several Port St. Joe business owners
have joined Blaylock in advocating an end
to the city's Sunday alcohol ban.
Business owners have gained support
from at least two city commissioners who are
willing to allow alcohol sales on Sunday.
But history has demonstrated the
churches' considerable political influence,
and several area ministers say they will
encourage their parishioners to oppose any
changes to the city's ordinance.
While they proclaim that the4 ban
perpetuates archaic values and/' puts
businesses at an economic disadvantage, the
proponents of lifting the Sunday alcohol ban
struggle against a tradition that is deeply,

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The above sign is posted on the door of
the Sunset Coastal Grill. Restaruant owner Patti
Blaylock believes Port St. Joe's Sunday alcohol
ban puts businesses at an economic disadvan-
tage, and has joined other business owners in
advocating an end to the ban.
entrenched in the city's consciousness.
Bar Owners Unite
Harry Lowry, the owner of St. Joe Bar
on Reid Avenue, spent the early part of the
1970s trying to convince city commissioners
to lift Port St. Joe's Sunday alcohol ban.
The city's Sunday ban extends back
to 1937, with general hours of licensed
business operation permitted from 7 a.m. to
midnight Monday through Saturday.
After -intense lobbying, Lowry was
convinced that he'd secured three votes in
his favor. He arrived at the appointed city
commission meeting only to find he'd been
"They were sneaky back in those days.
They said they'd be there to vote and they

v,-_'uldn't show up," Lowry recalled.
N.-it ,--tting any satisfaction on his own,
Luwr, eihs,.ed the aid of fellow bar owners
"Lit le R7-d" Walker, who operated Little
Red's B-ir :.n Reid Avenue (where Gracie's is
noWl I :uid .Joe Bowie, owner of the Starlight
on l Martiin Luther King Blvd.
\\ith- Lowry as their spokesperson,
the b.r ownerss asked the city. to extend
bar 1houi ir- Monday through ,Saturday from
niud iL ht tLo 1 a.m., and to allow sales of
alc.:ih,:il roum Sunday at 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. the
follovwing Monday.
At their Dec. 4, 1973 meeting, the city agreed to place the requests on
a 'tratw ballot in the May 14, 1974 election.
Alter convenience store owners requested.
tlht they also be granted permission to
sell aloiol on Sunday, the commission
cln-,-sented to place three questions on the
non- bind mg referendum, with the petitioners
Joc,'ti the bill.
The three items were defeated by
-tmeinificant margins at the November
election. .
On the question to extend sale hours
to 1 a.m. Monday through Saturday, 428
voters said no, and 188, yes.
On the question to allow grocery stores
to sell beer and wine on Sunday, the
proposal met with a 463 to 144 defeat,
The question of allowing bars to open
at 1 p.m. on Sunday brought the largest
opposition, with 138 siding with the local
alcohol merehatit-s and 476 voting to.retain
the ban.
According to Lowry, local ministers
asked parishioners to vote against all three
ballot items and played a major role in the
referendum's outcome.
Though the referendum results were not
binding, the city commission respected the
voters' wishes and impleinmnted no changes
to the city's alcohol ordinance.
Business Owners, Economic Leaders
Weigh In
Lowry continues to support lifting the
(See BOOZE BLUES on Page 5A)

Gulf County School

Board Sets Millage

Rate, Examines

Supplemental Positions

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

At its final budget hearing last
Wednesday, the Gulf County School Board
finalized its 2006-07 millage rate as 4.41
A mill equals $1 for eveiy $1,000 in
taxable assessed property.
The school fund-
ing millage is in four parts.
The required local effort was 3.4190, with
.5100 as the basic discretionary rate,
.4050 for capital outlay, and .0760 as the
supplemental discretionary rate. All rates
were approved unanimously.
The required local effort and discre-
tionary funding numbers are set by state
lawmakers during the spring regular legis-
lative session.
Required local effort is that amount
of local property taxes which must col-
lected to receive state funding for public
All school districts receive the same.
basic discretionary rate,, and the supple-
mental discretionary rate is $100 per pro-
jected full-time equivalent student.
Only capital outlay millage, that for
constructions, is within the sway of local
school officials.
One of the first topics facing the School
Board as they moved into another academ-
ic year was the question of supplemental
faculty positions.
Over the past years, according to board
members, the number of supplemental
position requests has grown at an -enor-
mous rate, with payment for supplemental
positions currently exceeding $200,000 a
year across the entire district.
Supplemental positions are those jobs

(See SCHOOL BOARD on Page 6A)

SHonoring Courageous Locals

Local Soecial Forces Soldier Wins Presidential, Navy Citations For Country, For Self Marks Military Career

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

A former Wewahitchka resident was pre-
sented with both a Presidential Unit Citation
and a Department of the Na\y Commendation
Medal for his part in protecting the oil fields of
Iraq at the beginning of the Iraqi war in 2003.
Thaddeus (Thad) Morris, grandson of
Earnest Morris of Wewahitchka, received a
Presidential Unit Citation for "extraordinary
heroism and outstanding performance of duty
in .actions against enemy forces in support of
Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq from 18 March
to 15 April 2003."
The citation was given to the Naval Special
Warfare Task Group-Central, Naval Special
Warfare Squadron Three, Naval Special Warfare
Unit Three, of which Morris is a part.
Morris works it communications and
encryption as a member of Special Forces SEAL'
Team Group Seven.
The Special Warfare Task Group and its
,attached Special Warfare Units seized oil termi-
nals in the northern Arabian Gulf and mounted
an assault on the Al Faw pipeline support facil-
ity in the largest Naval Special Warfare opera-
,ion in lustory. according to the citation.
The Special Units secured the oil facility
and terminals, which ,were rigged fdr destruc-.
tion by Iraqi forces, "thus preventing a cata-
strophic ecological disaster," the citation reads.
In conjunction with the United Kingdom's
Three Commando Brigade, Special Boat Teams
prevented Iraqi infiltration of the port of 'Urn,
Under constant sniper attacks, the teams
held their positions until the harbor was cleared

of mines and the land threat was: eliminat-
ed. SEAL Platoons, working with 1st Marine
Expeditionary Force and 1st Marine Division.
engaged Iraqi
forces and elimi-
nated threats to
the advancing
Marine Corps _
ground units.
T h e
Navy and
Marine Corps
Medal was
awarded to
Morris for
his work in
Operation Iraqi
Freedom from
April to October
2005. )
the citation that SurfaceWarfareSpecialist
accompanied the Thad Morris, recipient of a
commendation Presidential Unit Citation
medal, Morris and a Navy Commendation
established the Medal.
first-ever, task
group informa-
tion operations cell and tactical cryptologic
support cell.
He supervised 13 personnel and 33 lin-
guists for three task units, and "his leadership
was instrumental in the execution of over 50
combat missions which directly led, to the cap-
ture of 204 suspected enemy insurgents."
Morris is currently serving the Navy as an
instructor in encryption and communications
,in Pensacola.

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

Bruce Allen is,going into combat one more
time, for his country and for himself, because he
has more to give and to receive.
Almost 40 years ago, as a junior at North
Carolina' State University in 1968, he -quit the
academic world, and enlisted in the Army as a
private, joining the infantry.
He worked, his, way to Officer Training
School at Fort Bennini. Georgia, emerging as a
Second Lieutenant and landui in Vietnam from
1969 to 1970. .
He "returned stateside, retaining his
commission. oinin the. reserves, and returning
to NC State, where he met his future wife, Sara.
They have been married almost 33 years.
Next Allen worked in Washington, D.C. for
the Federal Bureau of Investigation, then the
North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation,
then the North Carolina National Guard. He,
switched to the Army Reserves and continued his
military-law enforcement career.
Moving to Georgia. he graduated law school
and practiced as. an attorney for 15 years,
remaining in the Army Reserves.
Allen was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant
Colonel in the
Reserves (his current
rank), retired from
S'- law, retired from the
Reserves, and he and
Sarah moved to Port,
St. Joe about four
years ago.
But 18 months ago
Allen began thinking
about returning to
active duty. "I just'
Bruce Allen with his felt like I wanted to
wife, Sara contribute. That life is

hard to get out of your system," he said.
He volunteered with a Reserve unit In
Panama City, was asked to come back to active
duty, anid is now with the 1st Cavalry, soon to
deploy to Baghdad.
They will leave in October, but Allen
will return Wednesday to Fort Hood, Texas,
headquarters of the 1st Cavalry.
"I'm 58 years old, but I feel I'm very well
prepared," he said. "I've already spent three
weeks with a bunch of other retired guys,
regaining skills we'll need. Physically I'm in
pretty good shape, even though I'm considerably
older than the huge majority of the other guys."
Allen has a ,son on active duty in the
Army, an adult daughter' in Georgia, his wife
and teenage daughter in Port St. Joe, plus five
"This is all volunteer," lie said. "You've got to
believe in what you do. I hear a lot of things in the
media,-but I \mut to make up my own mind.."
He said lie had heard from other soldiers
about "lots of humanitarian projects we don't hear
about. I still believe in the fledgling democracy
over there. I want to experience it and be a part of
it," adding that his wife is "fully supportive."
And there is another reason for going.
"I was in Vietnam," said Allen. "The soldiers
coming in from Vietnam were not treated very
well. Lots of soldiers still suffer from that
treatment. I moved on, but this new deployment
is somewhat of a healing thing for me. I can come
back to a more supportive country. I guess I just
need it, so I'm willing to take the risk.
"Iraq is similar to Vietnam in many aspects,"
he added, "just in an urban setting."
Allen said he will not necessarily be "out on
the road like the younger soldiers," so he will not
be in quite as much danger.
"I'm very much a Christian individual,
so with God's grace and support, I'll make it

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Port St. Joe City Commission Finalizes Budget

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

In the final budget hear-
ing preceding the city com-
mission meeting on Tuesday
night, Port St. Joe commis-
sioners voted unanimously
to finalize the millage rate of
4.04 for the 2006-07 fiscal
year, the proposed 2006-07
budget and the proposed
wages and salaries, for city
employees for 2006-07.
City commissioner
Rachel Crews called for an
immediate workshop involv-
ing multiple representatives
from the city and county to
discuss the growing prob-
lem of substance abuse in
the community.
All commissioners
agreed it was needed, and
city manager Lee Vincent
said he would try to sched-
ule the workshop and coor-
dinate schedules as much
as possible.
Attendees to be invited
included all city and county
law enforcement, city and
county commissioners, cir-

cult and county court judg-
es, and life management
organizations in the area.
A target meeting date was
set for Monday, September
25 at 4 p.m. E.T.
During the regular bi-
monthly Commission meet-
Doug Kent, Supervisor
of the Gulf County Health
Department, advised the
city through a letter that the
county health department
would reduce its extended
operating hours for the walk-
in clinic October 2, due to
lack of funding.
Financial assistance for
the clinic was provided last
year by the St. Joe Company
and the city of Port St. Joe,
but no funding is available
for the 2006-07 fiscal year.
and the health department
cannot absorb the deficit.
All commissioners were
unhappy with the decision to
curtail the extended hours,
and voted, unanimously to
use the city's half-cent sales
tax to help fund the clinic
until the new Sacred Heart

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According to city mayor
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-set for January. The project
is waiting only for Corps of
Engineer permits.
Gail Alsobrook,
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Downtown Redevelopment
Agency, told the commission
that September 25 at 5 p.m.
E.T. was the date for a vote
on a resolution to expand
the city's DRA area.
After another heated
discussion with city resident
Deborah Ward, the commis-
sioners voted unanimously
to rezone a section of north
Port St. Joe between Bay
and Harbor Streets, and
Avenue A to the alley. The
area would be rezoned as
R2B, so that Ward could
open a home-based busi-
Her disagreement with
the city over the zoning
began last May. There must
now be two public hearings
on the rezoning before it
becomes effective.
The commission voted
unanimously to allow the
St. Joe Company to build
a temporary observation

tower in WindMark Beach
to help potential buyers get
an overview of the develop-
ment during construction.
The one-year permit is for
a 16-foot platform with a
two-foot roof adjacent to
the Village Center currently
under construction.
Bill Kennedy of Preble
Rish Engineering, the
city's engineers of record,
broached ,the idea of a new
storm water treatment pond
on 4th Street near the Gulf
County Tourist Development
Council building, across
from the county's current
Chamber of Commerce.
After much discussion,
the commission voted unan-
imously only to apply for a
grant for the project, which
will assist the city in obtain-
ing future grants for storm
water management and in
treating storm water from
the downtown area before it
reaches St .Joseph Bay;
Dannie Bolden,
Director of the Gulf County
Community Development
Council' (CDC), reported,
that his organization had
recaptured almost $192,000
in SHIP funds in 2005-06,
with more pending, and all
of it was reinvested into the

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He asked the city to
develop a housing plan
specifically for Port St. Joe
which would produce more
houses and rental units,
while preserving some of the
existing older homes.
John Tremont, also
with the CDC, reported that
in 2005-06, SHIP activi-
ties produced 15 rehabbed
houses in Gulf County, nine
of them in Port St. Joe, with
four still ongoing.
Through SHIP's
Purchase Assistance
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assisted in buying houses in
the county, six of them in the
Bridgeport subdivision.
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Diana Sealey, head of
the Christian Community
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Sandy Lieberman, of
Gulf County Senior Citizens,
asked the commission
to pass a resolution and
send a letter to the Florida
Department of Elder Affairs
(DEA) joining Gov. Jeb
Bush's "Communities for a
Lifetime" initiative.
The program helps
member cities use commu-
nity resources for cultural
and educational develop-
ment, and to assist elderly
residents to "age in place."
Lieberman was also
appointed as Port St. Joe's
representative to the DEA.
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Mexico Beach City Council

Accepts St
By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
Property assessments
and tax appraisals were
not on the agenda of last
Tuesday's Mexico Beach city
council meeting, although
Mexico Beach mayor Al
Cathey acknowledged the
.situation in his opening
"Property apprais-
'als and taxes are not on
tonight's agenda," Cathey
told the audience. "We still
have as many unanswered
questions as we did before
'we held the workshops.
"Never in my remem-
'brance of Mexico Beach has
there been such despair and
helplessness in people's
faces. This council is totally
dedicated to give relief in
areas under our control."
He then commended
the city staff for "their hard
work in creating a budget
we can live with and not
shortfall ourselves."
The main business of
the meeting was the reading
and passing of ordinances
finalizing annexation of the
remaining 462 acres west
of Mexico Beach into the The property, belong-
ing to the St. Joe Company,
is slated to become an
," upscale development in the
-next few years. Last year,
77 acres of the tract were
.' annexed.
The ordinances unan-
' imously accepted and
amended were:
Actual annexation of
- the St. Joe land into the
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t The Mexico Beach post office has about one year
to live. Port St. Joe Postmaster Dennis Geoghagan
told the Mexico Beach city council September 12.
Since the proposed 48-unit development was
approved for the corner of 15th and 5th Streets. where
the postal facility is located, the post office will be
forced to move or close.
The developer, who was present at the meeting.
told the council that it would be at least one year
| before the post office had to relocate.
The Mexico Beach post office is a contract post ,
office operating under the umbrella of the Port St. Joe
classified, or regular, post office.
Marty Blood has held the contract for the Mexico
Beach facility since 1999. Contractors providing postal
services in community post offices like Mexico Beach
must provide location, building, rent. utilities, manpow- J
er. and anything else needed for services. Contracts
are renewed every two years, and a contractor can
close such a facility with 30 days notice.
Geoghagan said Mexico Beach's high property .
prices are definitely a negative factor in keeping such .
a post office in the city. and classified post offices .
that oversee such facilities can curtail any services
in order to save money if the community post office
operates at a deficit. He said the post office rule of I
thumb was to maintain at least 10 percent return on
Geoghagan said if the city loses the post office.
to re-establish it an individual must offer property "
with parking, provide a building that could be secured
to post office standards, and offer service. i
"I'd love to keep a post office here," said -
Geoghagan. "I don't think my post office in Port St.
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Affordable Questions

The concept seemed so simple two
years ago.
The passion was certainly evident, from
a workshop to discuss the issue of afford-
able housing to the subsequent formation
of a community coalition to the creation
of a non-profit to advocate and spearhead
affordable housing initiatives in the county.
What is becoming clear nearly 24
months later, however, is that the question
is not so much building affordable housing,
but maintaining that affordability down the
Certainly, there are developers who
have embraced the affordable housing con-
There is a bit of enlightened self-inter-
est involved, surely, in this, since the afford-
able is a segment of the market, just as
high-end homes and town homes represent
another segment.
And in an increasingly challenging mar-
ket, addressing the needs of the working
folks who represent the fundamental fabric
of the community can easily be seen as a
part of the market that provides shoulders
to other, more profitable, developments.
The bottom line is not as rosy as the
prices are tamped down, certainly, but a
savvy builder can still bring more attain-
able housing onto the market while staying
in the black.
The nut that the advocates of affordable
housing are having trouble cracking, how-
ever, is maintaining that affordability.
The development of Bridgeport in Port
St. Joe serves as a useful educational tool.
For at Bridgeport, while there is little
question that initial buyers were tapping
into more affordable options at a time when
the market was still white hot, there is
equally no doubt that the affordability was,
an asset that only those first three dozen
buyers will enjoy.
The same is clear about several other
developments on the drawing board.
Without restrictions, covenants or
some mechanism by which speculation
and flipping are erased from the equation
and which constrain the profit margin by
which affordable homes are resold down
the road, the affordable housing effort will
always be a chimera.

In that sense, county commissioner
Billy Traylor was correct earlier this year
when he said Bridgeport was just a drop in
the bucket the drop of affordability, when
it is all said and done, was enjoyed only by
those first buyers.
To place restrictions upon homeown-
ers, however, is counterintuitive to the ideal
of free markets and plucking the fruit of the
free market that is dangling within eyesight
of any potential home owner.
The key, therefore, to bringing true
affordable housing will be
ensuring that speculators
and investors, who have Without I
dominated the regional mar- tions, co.
ket for five or six years, are some me
removed from this particu-
lar segment of the market. by which
This places consider- tion and
able importance on a land are eras
trust, which has been in the are erase
paperwork stage for nearly the equa
a year. affordable
As several experts of
land trusts attested early on effort wi
when the community stoked be a chir
the discussion over the cre-
ation of a land trust, the
concept would take root in the mind far
faster than it would flower on the ground.
The complexities involved the legal
questions, issues over assessment of land
trust homes, where the land is exempted
from the vagaries of the market, helping to
ensure affordability in the long-term are
such that a land trust was never a snap of
the fingers away.
But it must be the priority now for the
Community Development Corporation and,
to be blunt, the St. Joe Company, the land-
owner best in the position to make a land
trust anything more than a dream.
We would also argue that none of the
preceding words should be seen as a rea-
son for the County Commission to assume,
as -was proposed at one point earlier this
year, the lead in affordable housing or an
excuse for commissioners to make a scape-
goat of the CDC and Affordable Housing
The argument against such action
is found in the current efforts by the

Commission to dismantle the Economic
Development Council, which commission-
ers argue has not done enough to bring
jobs to the county.
Such calisthenics belie fundamental
The EDC lacked the land, or
the partners with land, to provide via-
ble and plentiful options for business-
es interested in locating in Gulf County.
As important, the EDC was forced to
overcome the hurdle of the county's oner-

venants or
i specula-
ed from
tion ... the
le housing
II always

ous tax burden,' which
threatens to help drive
existing businesses out
of the county and erects
a significant barrier to
any business contem-
plating entering the
In short strokes,
the county made the
task as difficult as pos-
sible for the EDC, and
then made it a scape-
goat when it couldn't
meet its basic goals.
Executive directors
haven't mattered, as the

last five or six years illustrated it has
always been easier for commissioners to
assign blame elsewhere than pick up the
yoke to facilitate progress.
They have no one to blame for any per-
ceived failure at the EDC than themselves.
This is why the Commission should
keep its hands off the CDC, which has at
the least been in the trenches slogging for-
ward on the land trust and other affordable
housing initiatives in the county.
At the same time, the CDC and
Affordable Housing Coalition was created
with a specific target the creation of hous-
ing for those for whom investment is in a
first home, to offer housing for teachers,
nurses, the working folks necessary to
maintain a community but priced out of
most segments of the housing market.
And until the affordability is long-term,
until the second and third buyer of an
individual home can enjoy the affordability
reaped by the:initial buyers, affordability
housing efforts remain wide of that target.

I Didn't Marry The Iron Chef

Cathy bought a cook book.
I liked to have fainted. And when I came
to my senses, but before I could think clearly, I
blurted out, "It's too late!"
"It's thirty-two years too late!"
I took Cathy to meet my grandmother before
we married. Granny, of course, as was her cus-
tom when I got close, jumped up and immedi-
atrly went to cooking those fried apple turnovers
that would absolutely melt in you mouth. I urged
Cathy to get in the kitchen and watch. "See how
she lays them out. How much butter. Where,
when and how to add the apples. \\hat tempera-,
ture and how long she leaves'em on the stove. Be
sure to observe down to the littlest detail." I'm
thinking long term here....
I showed Cathy how evenly the crust was
browned on both sides. I cut one in two, so she
could smell the apples and cinnamon. I ran my
finger across the little indentures granny some-
how cut in the edges as she sealed the top and
bottom together. I let her taste one.
Granny died in 1984. I haven't had a real
fried apple turnover since.
I told Cathy Mom's secret to the green beans
was the copper pot. And the biscuits had to be
cut out with the open end of a Calumet Baking
Powder can. Mom always melted the cheese
before mixing it with the pimento. And the rac-
coon needed to be scalded before you barbequed
Cathy judiciously waited until after the wed-
ding to tell me what she really thought about eat-
ing a raccoon....scalded, flame broiled, sauteed,
skillet fried, barbequed or otherwise
And fairness compels me to report that she
didn't lead me into this relationship with any
false pretenses. She told me right up front that
she couldn't cook, "Mother did the cooking; I
looked after my younger brother and sisters. I
never had time to learn to cook." Listen, I had
already spent a few evenings with Jo Blair, Bobby
Brown and Gay Foley. I understood perfectly.
And Cathy was accepting me with all my
imperfections. It would be fun to work through
our culinary inadequacies. I didn't give it anoth-

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er thought. The marriage was on a sultry hot
afternoon---way too hot to think about eating. I
had a baseball game that afternoon and it was
pretty late when it finished. We stopped by our
house and Mom fixed us a snack before we took
off for St. Louis.
We spent four days watching the Cardinals
play. And I filled up on ball park hot dogs, pret-
zels and salted peanuts. If we got hungry before
or after the game we were in luck, there was a
Kentucky Fried Chicken just down the street
from our hotel. When we returned Aunt Barbara
had us for supper. Cathy's Mom fixed us several
meals. And we naturally ate quite a bit at our
We lived off the various families for almost
a month before they "caught on." We finally
had to go home. Cathy got up early the first
Saturday we were alone, "Would you like some
"Sounds good."
They looked like real pancakes. They
smelled alright. I had a little, trouble cutting'em
up but I blamed it on a dull knife. I poured on a
little syrup on top and threw in a mouthful......
People, those things had some kind of rubbery
consistency to'em and they began to expand as I
chewed! It was sorta like eating a discarded radi-
ator hose with some of the antifreeze soaked in!
You talk about being in a pickle I couldn't
upset my new bride over a few pancakes.... and
I couldn't hardly choke'em down! And all the
while the pile in my mouth is growing larger,
larGER..... She turned and gave me the "how are

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they look" but I couldn't answer. By then I had
turned, blue and was falling backwards into the
kitchen floor....
The boys came along and Cathy got much
better. Josh liked Fruit Loops. Jesse was a
Chocolate Cocoa Puffs man. We loved spaghetti
night because it could actually be eaten. And she
did an asparagus casserole that was really quite
good-assuming that you liked asparagus. She
fried an egg for me back in 1987 but I got the
cholesterol test results the following week and
she immediately put me on the wafer board and
'Styrofoam breakfast diet.
We never complained. I couldn't cook. Josh
didn't want to. And Jesse would tear up the
kitchen making some kind of exotic tropical fish.
dish. Cathy, bless her heart, got better as the
years rolled on. Of course, pizza night, cheese
and crackers after church ,and boy's night out
still are an intricate part of our family tradition.
Josh called from college that first week,
"Daddy, their toast is not black up here."
Joseph Kepli and Hagen Lotzman came
to stay with us as foreign exchange students
in 1997. We had chicken pot pie the very first
night. I thought Joseph was going back to
Hungary! 'Course, I noticed that Joseph poured
barbeque sauce on every single thing Cathy
cooked. He told her it was an old world custom.
I kicked myself for not thinking of that a couple
of decades earlier!
We made it through all these kids and all
these years and Cathy buys a cook book. Go
figure! You don't reckon we are expecting Could
there be more exchange students on the way?
Maybe it has something to do with the grandchil-
dren. I am a bit more than mystified by it. But
shucks, I figure it can't hurt nothing....
I picked up the Savannah County Cook book
to see if it contained any magic. I leafed through
several pages down to the recipes for Buttermilk
Dressing, Mint Julep Jelly and Strawberry Fig
Preserves.....I could have sure used some of
them on those first pancakes back in 1974.....

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Ties on the Gridiron
This weekend will provide the annual anti-
dote to the ills many point to about the north-
south divide in tahis county.
The Wewahitchka Gators will travel the 25
or so miles south from their campus on Friday
night to Shark Field for the renewal of the rivalry
between the high school football teams at each
end of the county.
Judging by early results thus far this sea-
son, it should be a spirited game.
The Gators; who would have beaten the
eventual state champion Sharks last year if a
football game was 36 instead of 48 minutes long,
have started 3-0 and won their first district game
last week.
Wewahitchka has also shown a remarkable
ability maybe the product of a senior-dominat-
ed roster to handle adversity, with the Gators
coming from behind to win the past two weeks
on fourth-quarter touchdowns.
The Sharks, meanwhile, have perfected what
could be described as winning ugly in going 3-1,
including a district win last week.
Port St. Joe may not have as many playmak-
ers as last year, may not have the kind of play-
ers such as Ash Parker or Sidney Harris who
provided incredible leadership as well as big
plays, but the Sharks have a winning combina-
tion nonetheless.
The Sharks haven't overwhelmed anybody,
but neither have they been cowed by any oppo-
nent and should have a perfect record if not for a
valiant fourth quarter comeback by Blountstown
in the season opener.
Assessing the teams and predicting an out-
come I am not touching that with a 10-foot
pole is beside the point of this exercise, in any
What this game serves to remind is that
while we may have some divisions north and
south, that divide is not as gaping as some might
On the sidelines of Gator Field last Friday
night while covering the Wewahitchka versus Jay
contest, I was reminded of that by a fan dressed
in red-and-white.
He noted that when the teams sparred, it.
was always a competitive affair, but he added
that when they weren't playing each other
Wewahitchka and Port St. ,Joe were part of the
same team Gulf County's team.
Every other week of the season, the folks in
Port St. Joe are interested to know if the Gators
are winning and those in Wewahitchka are just
as interested to hear that the Sharks are trium-
Like a large family, the folks in Port St.
Joe .and Wewahitchka might tussle from time
to time, but should any team, or anybody, from
outside the county take a shot at Wewahitchka,
Port St. Joe would have the Gators' back and
vice versa.
In his homespun way, the fan recounted,
this county wasn't divided by a bridge in White
City or the color schemes of the school. It wasn't
really divided at all.'
And a football season provides illustration
of that fact every year.
Sticking with football, I'll take a fewmoments
to discuss something of a topic of conversation
each fall.
As a one-man sports department, I arrive at
the home fields of the Sharks and: Gators armed
with camera,, pad and pens.
In addition to trying to capture the action
in pictures and I take note here of the awe-
some assistance on this count from Mica Peak
and Adele Paul In Wewahitchka I am also
attempting to document the game in numbers
and words.
One of my goals is to attempt to raise the
profile of both Gulf County teams by getting
stories into the Saturday morning Panama City
paper, which necessitates filing game stories on
Friday night.
As opposed to a weekly, which affords more
time to gather statistics, the demands of a daily
newspaper require the writer covering'the game
to keep a running play-by-play and compile sta-
So in addition to raising the camera play
after play, I also jot down the play and result
on one piece of paper while tracking individual
statistics on another piece of paper.
As one Wewahitchka player succinctly noted
last Friday as he watched me, "That looks com-
Indeed, by the end of the game, what-I have
resembles an equation only Einstein could deci-
pher and I am here to attest, I am not Einstein.
Ciphering, as Jethro Bodine used to put it
on television, is not exactly my strong suit, which
is why I am typically on a bench at halftime add-
ing numbers. If I am observed with my shoes
off, it is because I ran out of fingers and jumped
to toes.
And if I seem less conversant on Friday
night, please remember my pea brain only
allows for so much distillation of information
and I am trying to remain focused in order to
prevent overload, typically signified by the steam
wafting out of my ears.
A lot to keep straight, yes, but in my mind
worth it, not only to help raise the profile of the
county's high school sports, but also to be as
accurate a cheerleader for the county schools as
So come on out this Friday night to Shark
Field. Kickoff is at 8 p.m. ET and a competitive
game seems to be a given.
And if you bring a calculator, come on down
to the beach at halftime. MV toes need the Ielp.
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Al Smith, who co-owns Gracie's Bar with his wife, Gracie, believes the city is losing tax revenue by
prohibiting Sunday alcohol sales and undermining its quest to promote tourism.

Booze Blues

city's Sunday alcohol ban, but said.
has not formally challenged Lc
the city's ordinance since the compe
1974 referendum's defeat. Gracie
S "I just gave up," said friend'
Lowry. "I knew it wasn't no St. Jot
way." Sr
He believes area losing
churches still have a "pretty custom
big influence" over the city's to buy
residents, citing as evidence Ci
the Port St. Joe Ministerial less t
Association's success in the br
convincing a majority of where
voters to support a 1989 selling
referendum to ban Sunday on Si
alcohol sales county-wide ordina
(see sidebar). "It
Lowry still believes across
Sunday would be one of his alcohc
"biggest days," and notes that here,"
out-of-city businesses profit Di
from Port St. Joe's ban. David
'They're bringing (alcohol) Sunda
in this town anyway because Port
they sell it inithe county," he leave

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owry's Reid Avenue"
etitor Al Smith, owner of
e's bar, agrees with his
s assessment of Port
e's alcohol ban.
smith believes the city is
tax revenue by sending
mers out of Port St. Joe
alcohol on Sunday.
ty residents can drive
han two miles across
idge to Highland View,
the Dixie Dandy begins
g alcohol on 1 p.m.
unday, as per county
;'s not right to drive
s the bridge and buy
o1 when we can't buy it
said Smith.
ixie Dandy manager
Walker confirmed that
ays bring business from
St. Joe residents who
the city in search of

"Between 1 and 2 (p.m.)
this place is pretty busy,
everybody's getting their stuff
and going across the bridge,"
noted Walker.
Walker has his own ax
to grind with the county's
alcohol ordinance, noting
that the 1 p.m. Sunday
rule has cost him business,
particularly from beach-
goers and fishermen who buy
supplies early on Sunday
Unlike Walker, Smith
would welcome a 1 p.m.
Sunday opening as a
concession to area churches.
He believes the 24-hour
alcohol ban is dated and
undermines the city's quest
to entice .tourists into the

(See BOOZE BLUES on Page 10A)

Movement to Ban Sunday Alcohol Sales County-Wide Proved Divisive

In 1989. a request to
extend bar hours in thdie
county sparked a movement
to abohsh Siund.y alcohol
sales couinty-wide.
John Hanson. owner
of the W\-onder Bar in St.
Joe Beach. approached the
county, commission in its
March 28. 1989 meeting
with a request to change its
alcohol ordinance to allow
all sales outlets to close
at I a.m. CT. giving bar
owners ui the Eastern time
zone an extra Iour to stay
Liqti-or sales were then
allowed from 7 a.m. to 1
p.m. IET) in the county.
and all day Sunday in
Immediately following
Hanson's presentation,
Commissioner Nathan
Peters. Jr. attempted to
advance his own ideas on
the subject.
He sought to mu-ror St
,Joe's ordinance to prohibit

all Sunday
sales in the
motion was
by Comnms-
sioner -Jinuny
C.ortLman. but
failed to win
the support
of Commis-
sioners Ed
C r eame r .
D o n a I d
Parker and

the extended hours and
favoring a county-wide
Sunday alcohol ban.
Port St. Joe Ministerial
Association president Enrus
Sellers. with the support
of the Wewahitchka
Ministerial Association.
presented the petition.
signed by 1.003 residents.
before a packed crowd at
the April 25. 1989 county
cornmmirussion meeting.
In a departure from
his previous motion. Peters
moved to ban the sale of
alcohol from 7 a.m. to 1
p.m. on Sundays.
The motion passed by
a four to one malonty. with
Gortman. who favored a
full Sunday ban. casting
the dissenting vote.
On the Ballot
Those in favor of a
.county-wide ban on Sunday
alcohol -sales were not
content to let the matter
After considerable

First Baptist Church pastor
Howard Browrung asked the
board to hold a referendum
to decide the question of
Sunday sales.
Browning reported on
the status of the Ministenal
Association's petition dnve
to call a special election to
decide the issue. and echoed
the Ministerial Association's
moral objection to Sunday
"There has been much
said here about drinkers
having rights. Don't non-
drinkers and moderate
drinkers have rights, too?
Don't we have the nght to
have one day a week when
alcohol isn't sold? What's
different in legislating
morality and legislating
immorality?" Browning
Two weeks later, at
a second public heanng
marked by emotional
pleas from speakers on
both sides of .the issue,

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The Star ran the above headline on December 13, 1990 after county commission
the question of the county-wide Sunday alcohol ban. Charles Fortner had not yet b
fill the fifth seat.

he had been granted a
public hearing. Hanson
withdrew his request two
weeks later when the
Port St. Joe Ministerial
Association launched a
petition drive opposing

(Clockwise from right)
Wewahitchka commissioner
Charles Fortner was appoint-
ed to fill the seat of Jimmy
Gortman, who died while in
office. Fortner did not support
a county-wide Sunday alcohol
ban because his district voted
against it.
Billy Traylor was appointed
. to the seat vacated by Douglas
Birmingham and.later reelect-
ed. He also did not support
the ban.
The 1989 county commis-
sion debated the issue of a
county-wide ban before the
1990 referendum. Pictured,
left to right: Jimmy Gortman,
Nathan Peters, Jr., Douglas
Birmingham, Ed Creamer and
Donald Parker.

urging from area ministers,
the county addressed the
alcohol question again at
a May 23. 1989 public
Speaking for the
Ministerial Association.

the commission agreed to
place the Sunday alcohol
question on a referendum
on the November 1990
The question read:
"Should alcoholic beverages

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A packed house attended the March 28, 1989 county commission meeting, where the former
Wonder Bar owner John Hanson requested an extra hour for operations. The request had the unfore-
seen consequence of sparking a debate among commissioners to prohibit Sunday 'alcohol sales

be sold in

Gulf County on

the polls
closed that

9 Nov mber.
,1a county-
off 'wide Sunday
alcohol bani
Swas favored
by a margin
a Wof 2,380 to
n -day 1,999 votes.
ay 'Board Sides
county Against
S. .7 ""'-T Charles
Clardy. the
chairman of
ners voted 2-2 on the "Citizens
een appointed to the Citizens
Against Sale
of Alcoholic
Bever a ge s
on Sunday," asked
commissioners at their
post-election meeting to
adopt a new ordinance
banning Sunday alcohol
Commissioner Billy
Traylor. who was appointed
in early 1990 to fill the seat
vacated by Birmingham
and later reelected. said
he would like the board to
delay its decision until a
successor was named for
Gortman, who died while
in office.
Peters moved to draft
an ordinance that reflected
the voters' wishes. but his
motion failed to receive a
Two weeks later,
Browning approached
the board again and
called for a vote, but all
the commissioners except
Peters, who made a motion
that the ordinance be
introduced, dug in their
After weeks of silence,
Traylor finally revealed his
decision at a Dec. 11, 1990
board meeting. With voters
in his district opposing the
Sunday ban,, Traylor said
he would abide by their
wishes, though .he noted
his "personal preference is
not to drink."
A county alcohol ban
would not have compelled
Wewahitchka to prohibit
sales on Sunday. The power
to define alcohol sales in
Wewahitchka and Port St.
Joe remained within the

Howard Browning, the former pastor of the First Baptist
Church asked the commission to hold a referendum on the ques-
tion of a county-wide Sunday ban. He later rebuked commission-
ers for not abiding by the voters' wishes.

cities' jurisdictions.
With Peters and
Parker uniting in favor of
the Sunday ban, Creamer
sided with Traylor. making
the vote a 2-2 tie.
When Gortman's
successor. Charles Fortner.
was sworn in on January 8,
1991. he faced an outraged
Clardy. who demanded that
the conunission address the
voters' wishes by calling
another vote.
Clardy's son had been
killed by a drunk driver
and 'he was emotionally
invested in the county'-wide
alcohol ban.
As he had twice
before. Peters made a
motion that Sunday sales
be discontinued, but his
motion died for lack of a
After the vote, an irate
Browning admonished
commissioners for not
abiding by the voters'
"If you had not wanted
the people's opinion in the
matter, or didn't intend to
abide by it, you shouldn't
have asked for it." he said.
When Creamer declared
the matter "over," Browning.
quoted the catchphrase of
a baseball legend.
Said Browning: "In the

Charles Clardy, the chair-
man of the "Citizens Against
Sale. of Alcoholic Beverages
on Sunday" and the father of
a son killed by a drunk driver,
demanded a vote by the com-
mission after voters expressed
their desire for the ban.

words of Yogi Berra, "It's
not over 'til it's overl"
One County, Three
Different Ordinances
Port St. Joe's Ministerial
Association did not succeed
in its quest to ban Suiday
alcohol sales county-wide.
Since the controversial
1989 referendum, area
Sunday alcohol sales
remain governed by three
distinct ordinances.
Port St. Joe prohibits
the sale of alcohol on
Sunday. Wewahitchka
allows Sunday alcohol sales
from 7 a.m. to midnight
and businesses in the
county's unincorporated
areas can sell alcohol from
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Anchor Sells Off Rental Management Operation

By David Adlerstein
Florida Freedom

Intent on focusing on what
it believes is an upcoming
resurgence in the real estate
market, Anchor Realty and
Mortgage Comnpany has sold
off the holdings of its vacation
rental management operation.
Olivier Monod, Anchor's
president, said the deal was
closed Friday to sell Anchor
Vacation Properties Inc. man-
agement rights to approxi-
mately 150 rental units on St.
George Island and Carrabelle
to a newly created company
called Anchor Vacations LLC,
headed by principals Howard
Wesson and Jereme Neill.
"Anchor Vacation
Properties is not closing. We
are no longer involved in man-
aging transient rentals," said
Monod, stressing that there
has been no change in the-
ownership or operation of
the real estate brokerage firm
aspect of the business.
Terms of the deal were not
Monod said a sharpen-
ing of Anchor's focus was a
key reason for the decision
to sell off the transient rental
business of Anchor Vacation
Properties, Inc., which was
started in 1993, three years
after Monod purchased the
real estate company from its'
founders, Dwight and Helen
"Basically I felt that our
owners would be better served
by having two hands-on people
with a strong experience run-
ning and owning the company
rather than having me,", he
said. "That would free me to
do great things with real estate
and, knowing our customers
are well taken care of, this
will allow me to be fulltime
involved in Anchor Realty."
Both Wesson and Neill are
longtime associate of Monod's.
A native of Memphis, TN,
Wesson, the company's top
producer in 1995, has most
recently served as computer.
technology support. He is

responsible for selling Anchor
its Cape San Blas office, where
he helped to start the rental
Neill, who has been an
agent for Anchor, has lived
in the Franklin County area
for more than 16 years and
is a third generation Alaskan,
who is an avid tennis player
and musician who plays in the
band of his father-in-law, blues
vocalist Joe Hutchison.
"There's np doubt in
my mind they'll do fabulous
work," said Monod.
Wesson said he has been
impressed by Monod's ability
to grow his company into 11
offices, from Tallahassee to
Panama City, and said his for-
mer boss will now be able to
devote himself to real estate.
"Vacation rentals needs,
in my opinion, a hands-on
owner, so you can assure the
best quality of service," said
Wesson. "Our goal is not to be
the biggest but we definitely
want to be the best. For the
most part we're going to man-
age it ourselves."
Wesson said he and Neill
have no plans to make radi-
cal changes, but have gotten
off on the right foot by signing
up eight new units on the very
day they closed the deal with
Monod. The two men met with
Bob Klein from St. James Bay
golf resort and signed the deal
on Friday.
Wesson said the company
will continue to subcontract
with housecleaners and find
ways of better using its three-
person staff. "We're trying to
get everybody to share hats,"
he said, noting that he and
Neill have talked to some for-
mer employees who were let
go in Anchor's recent down-
"We have conitated them
to see if they like to come
back," said We-son.
Monod said Anchor's
recent downsizing has been
necessary, but that the com-
pany still retains its ltc-t iigths
"We have very strong central
support," he said. "What we've
cut has been the satellite office

Howard Wesson
support. We have centralized
in order to bring economic of
Monod has his work cut
out for him as he redoubles
his effort on behalf of Anchor's
real estate business amidst a
sagging market.
But he said there
have already been signs of an
"Last month we had a
strong push of new contracts
for sale, since the beginning
of September," he said. "We
have seen a level of activity we

had not seen in the past 18
"The big picture is we are
going to get much more effec-
tive in the real estate broker-
age business by concentrating
all of our efforts in that field,"
said Monod.
He said the challenge will
be to focus on a new set of cus-
tomers who fit in well with the
so-called Forgotten Coast.
"I think our problem is
that in the past 15 years, we
have sustained growth from a
very, very narrow short pool of
customers," he said. "They are
investors from Georgia, from
parts of Tennessee avd parts
of Alabama and a little bit of
north Florida."
He said that in 2004 there
was "a feeding frenzy," with
plenty of sales. '"All of a sudden
there were not enough bodies
to keep playing the game," he
noted. "It was like musical
chairs and activity came to
"In a nutshell we have over-

Jereme Neill
exploited a very small pool of
investors, most of whom were

in it to make a quick buck,
which is not healthy," he said.
"We've already overfished the
Monod emphasized that
he believes real estate prices
will rebound to levels even bet-
ter than today.
"Is the real estate in the
Forgotten Coast overpriced,
underpriced or priced proper-
ly?" he asked. "I think actually
it is underpriced.
"As of today the market is
very weak, but what will get
us out of this is not a season
without a hurricane," he said.
"It is simply bringing in a new
pool of buyers, bringing in

people who today do not know
that we exist and who if they
knew we existed would fall
in love with this area. They
would buy not to speculate,
but would buy to enjoy it.
"If we find a solution to
this question, it would trickle ,
down to the service industry
and the retail industry," said
Monod. 'This would be good
people to have, who share our ,
ideas about ecology, about the
environment. Our future is to
find new buyers, who love this.
area. We are underpriced, but
we just need to establish the
link between what we have to
offer and these people."

School Board -- From Page lA

not directly related to pro-
scribed academics, such
as lunch duty, Odyssey of
the Mind, sports coaching,
yearbook, cheerleading,
band, etc., and are most
often filled by faculty.
Supplemental posi-
tions vary widely among the
schools, with basically four
positions (some shared)
in both Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka Elementary
Schools, 14 or 15 in each
of the middle schools (with
several people handling
multiple positions), and 34-
37 positions in both high*
schools (again, with several
positions assigned to single
In the workshop pre-
ceding the hearing, board
member George Cox began
the discussion by saying he
"just had all kinds of ques-
tions on this."
He asked that the sub-,
mitted lists of positions
and employees from the
six schools be reformatted
in the same manner, using
the same position titles for
easier comparison.
Board member Linda
Wood added that she had
been concerned for several

years about the escalating
costs and numbers of sup-
plemental positions, and
wondered if money was
being distributed equitably.
All board members
agreed unanimously that
there had never been a
method of tracking the
number of positions and the
dollar amounts spent each
year on the supplemental
work, but Sue Gannon told
the board that she almost
had a tracking system com-
pleted and in place.
*A work plan was
submitted to the board,
showing projects from the
2005-06 school year that
were currently underway,
and recommending a list
of projects for the 2006-07
The document listed
recommendations for phys-
ical facilities in the school
district until the year 2025,
and board members agreed
unanimously that they
needed the first-ever work-
shop on planning for the
district's facilities, using
the work plan as their ini-
tial guide.
*In another discussion.
board members were told

that they must very quickly
develop a list of majors
and minors for students to
choose from and declare,
and submit the list for.
approval by state regula-
tory agencies.
Board members were
concerned because core
subjects could not be used
as majors, and they were
looking at the possibility
of having to add multiple
classes in order to give
students their choices of
majors as now required by
*Douglas Kent,
Administrator of the'
Gulf County Health
Department, and School
Health Coordinator Regina
Washabaugh, RN, presented
the 2005-06 annual school;.
health services report.
They explained the
aggressive preventative
programs they have imple-
mented in county schools,
and how well the programs
are working.
Among the services
offered in the Gulf County
schools are dental care,
diabetes management, obe-
sity control and prevention,
plus an explosion of indi-'.
vidualized care required by .-
students, from food aller-
gies, to catheterization to
.mental health care.
Both Kent and
Washabaugh alerted the
board to the growing prob-
lem. of MRSA, or an anti-
biotic- resistant strain of'.
staph infection. in Gulf,'
"I don't want to cause,
panic, but we must take',
an aggressive stance," Kent'
told board members. I
Fortunately, he con-
tinued, the precautions '
for prevention and spread -i
of MRSA are the same as I
for avian flu, for which ",
the health department is 'A
making preparations, so :
Kent proposed an aggres-
sive program to teach bette
personal hygiene and hand ,
washing throughout the
school system and home,.
environments., :
He emphasized that:-
aggressive education for the
entire, coaching staff and all '
athletes was a major area.
of emphasis. .

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Sacred Heart Health
System expects to begin con-
struction next year on a 25-
bed hospital and medical
office building in Port St. Joe
to provide needed health care
to residents of Gulf County
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Sacred Heart Health
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Mexico B

Adoption of the final
comprehensive plan;
Changing the city's land
use map for that tract from
its current agriculture timber
designation to tourist mixed
Several people questioned
the council about continued
public access to the annexed
beach area, including council
member Gary Woodham who
asked St. Joe representatives
if dogs would still be allowed
on that portion of beach.
Company representatives
replied that dogs on the beach
would fall under Mexico Beach
city ordinances, not Bay. coun-
ty ordinances, which prohibit
dogs on most county beaches.
They also assured people
that the beach will "always
be public," pointing to a map
showing the beach as a green
preservation area.
In other business:
Council instructed Chris
Forehand, vice president of
Preble Rish Engineering, the
city's engineers of record, to
"put the city's hat in everything
with the regional transporta-
tion committee, but not com-
mit" the city to any project.
This was in reference to the

care facilities to improve
access to quality health care in
rural Gulf County. Now those
plans are moving forward,
with a new hospital planned
for opening in 2008.
Sacred Heart plans to
build a 49,000 square foot
hospital in Port St. Joe that
would have 25 private rooms,
an intensive care unit, three
operating rooms, an urgent
care clinic and a 24-hour
Emergency Department.
Substantial progress has been
made on obtaining permits,


From Page 3A
city's proposed bicycle path,
which is no longer included in
the 2006-07 budget.
Letters of employment
were finalized and accepted
by council for both city clerk
Deborah McLeod, and for
Brad Hall, Director of Public
Safety. Hall is serving as acting
city administrator until some-
one is hired to fill the posi-
tion recently vacated by Henry
When the new city admin-
istrator is hired, Hall will
return to his job as Director
of Public Safety. Police cap-
tain John Murnan is acting
Director of Public Safety until
Hall's return to the position.
Connie Risinger, presi-
dent of the Mexico Beach Civic
Association, announced that
the group has been working
with the Florida Department
of Transportation (FDOT) to
retain the 35 mile. per hour
summer speed limit in the city
as the permanent speed limit.
In, contrast to statements
in the spring, when FDOT told
city officials that. traffic flow
through. Mexico Beach did
not warrant a permanently
reduced speed limit, Risinger
said recent studies indicated

financing and designing the
new hospital.
The Site Plan Is Approved
The site plan for
the 20-acre parcel on Highway
98 near Gulf Coast Community
College is approved and will
accommodate the new 25-
bed hospital, a Medical Office
Building and a helicopter pad.
The site plan is designed to al-
low for future expansion as
the needs of the region grow.
The site has been
annexed into the City of Port
St. Joe and rezoned for use by
the hospital
Hospital Design
Sacred Heart has
retained DAG Architects of
Destin to create detailed draw-
ings for the hospital based on
an already finished, detailed
floor and site plan.
Progress on Necessary
The Florida Office of
Trade, Tourism and Economic
Development has approved
the project for the "Fast
Track Permitting Process."
All required state permitting
agencies have had the oppor-
tunity to receive a preliminary
overview of the project and
are committed to expediting
the issuance of necessary per-
Although the Army
Corps of Engineers is not sub-
ject to the Florida Fast Track
Process, the Corps under-
stands the importance of the
new hospital to the commu-
nity. The Corps has jurisdic-
tion in determining exact site
usage, as there are wetlands on
the site and in the surround-
ing area.. The 'Corps' reviews
and permits are needed before
commencement of the project.
Research Consultants has gra-
ciously donated its
conducting the required envi-
ronmental research and pre-
paring the necessary permit
Construction to Start Next
Once all necessary

environmental and building
permits are obtained, Sacred
Heart will begin clearing and
preparing the site for con-
struction. That could happen
in early 2007.
Once the site is ready
for construction, the 20-acre
parcel will be donated to
Sacred Heart by the St. Joe
Company and construction
will begin.
The hospital will
require approximately 14
months for construction with
an anticipated opening date of
Fall 2008.
Medical Staff
Sacred Heart is work-
ing with the Gulf County
Health Department to improve
access to primary care physi-
cians for the residents of Gulf
and Franklin Counties.
Sacred Heart is work-
ing with local area physicians
to determine their needs and
the needs of the community
to ensure there is an adequate
supply of primary care doc-
tors and physician specialists.
More physicians will be need-
ed to meet the future needs of
the community and- support
the services offered by the new
Partnering with Health
Sacred Heart is as-
sisting the Gulf County Health
Department in the .selection
and installation of digital radi-
ology equipment at the Health
Department's clinic in Port St.
Joe. The x-ray image will be
read by a Sacred Heart radi-
ologist electronically. This
will -be the only, digital x-ray
machine in the county.
"Planning and designing,
a new hospital complex is. a
challenging, time-consuming
process but we have made
great progress," said Patrick
J. Madden, president and
CEO of Sacred Heart Health
System;. "The project will
require approvals from many
state and federal agencies but
we've had great cooperation

and community support. We
look forward to building a
community hospital that will
create jobs, provide excellent
health care and attract new
doctors and nurses to Gulf
Sacred Heart Health
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as Northwest Florida's lead-
er in providing high quality
health care to children and
adults. Sacred Heart has been
recognized for eight straight
years by National Research
Corporation as winner of the
Consumer Choice Award as
the most preferred health care
system in Northwest Florida.
Key services at Sacred Heart's
449-bed hospital in Pensacola
include: a Regional Heart and
Vascular Institute, Children's
and Women's Hospital, a

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Cancer Center affiliated with
M.D. Anderson Physicians
Network,, a home health
agency, a 120-bed nursing
home and a large network
of primary care doctors and
specialists that stretches from
Foley, Alabama to Panama
City Beach, Florida. In 2003,
the Health System also added
Sacred Heart Hospital on the
Emerald Coast, a 50-bed
community hospital in Walton
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Health System also operates
the AIRHeart air ambulance
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'"They're trying to say they
want to make this a tourist
community and tourists come
in here and say, 'What, I can't
buy alcohol?'"
Complaints from tourists
led Blaylock to close her doors
on all Sundays except Easter,
Mother's Day, Memorial Day,
Independence Day and Labor
When Independence
Day fell on a Sunday in
2004, Blaylock asked the
city commission to waive its
alcohol ordinance for one
She argued that July
4 was the busiest day of
the year for any business

in Port St. Joe, especially
The city refused her
Barred from serving
alcohol, Blaylock estimated
her July 4 losses at $3,000.
Blaylock believes having
a glass of wine with dinner is,
for many of her customers, a
part of the total restaurant
With alcohol prices
ranging from $3.75 for draft
beer to a $6-a-shot Scotch,
Blaylock said that the
majority of her customers do
not aim to get intoxicated.
"You can get drunk, but
you have to really work at it,"

she said.
Blaylock laments that
customers desiring wine on
Sunday leave Port St. Joe
to dine at restaurants in
Apalachicola, Cape San Blas,
Mexico Beach and Panama
While she remains open
for up to five Sundays a year,
Blaylock has no intentions of
renewing her former Sunday
On Sundays past,
Blaylock urged her staff to
brew large quantities of iced
tea to appease customers
with a taste for something
"You have 200 some odd

Time Confusion in Early PSJ Alcohol Ordinance

Section 14. The sale of intoxioating liquors between the hours of
twelve o'clock P M Saturday, and twelve o'clock P M Sunday, is hereby


Sunday alcohol
bans extend back to pre-
Revolutionary War colonial
blue laws. which levied strict
punishments (whippings.
dismemberment. death) for
those who failed to observe
the Sabbath by workmin.-
shopping or drinking
Blue laws declined after
the American Revolution
but made a resurgence
during the pre-Prohibition
temperance movement and
again after the repeal of the
18"' Amendment in 1933.
Port St. Joe's Sunday
alcohol ban dates back to a
curously worded ordinance
adopted July 6. 1937.
Ordinance 22X's
language is fairly
straightforward up to Section
14, which prohibits the
sale of intoxicating hquors
"between the hours of twelve
o'clock PM Saturday. and

twelve o'clock PM Sunday.'
If the 1937 city
commission intended
Section 15 to prohibit sales
from Saturday at midnight
to Sunday at mridniht. they'
chose imprecise language to
convey those terms.
According to the National
Institute of Standards and
Teclmhnology (NIST) the terms
12 a.m. and 12 p.m. are
nmsnomers and should be
A.m. and p.m. are
abbreviations for "ante
meridiem" (before noon)
and "post mendiem" (after
noon), respectively.
According to NIST:
"Noon is neither before or
after noon; it is simply noon.
Therefore. neither the 'a.m.'
or the 'p.m.' designation is
"On the other hand.
midnight is both 12 hours
before noon and 12 hours

after noon. Therefore. either
12 a.m. or 12 p.m. could
work as a designation for
midnight. but both would
be ambiguous as to the date
Whether the city's
leaders realized thetr rnistake
is hard to say, but a revision
seven years later defined the
city's Sunday alcohol ban in
terms that would make the
NIST proud.
Adopted July 20. 1943,
Ordinance 88X prohibited
the sale. consumption or
service of alcohol in any
place holding an alcoholic
beverages license "between
midnight Sat urday and seven
o'clock a.m. the following
It further provided that
no alcoholic beverages be
sold. served or distributed
in sealed containers for off-
premises consumption "on

people that are angry at you,
and there's not enough sweet
tea in Port St. Joe to be
open," she said.
The county's economic
leaders join business owners
in advocating an end to the
Sunday alcohol ban.
Alan McNair, executive
director of the Economic
Development Council dubbed
the ban "absolutely archaic,"
and a stumbling block to
enticing new restaurants into
the city.
"Anything you do that has
a negative effect on economic
development, the restaurants
don't want to participate," he
McNair took issue with
those who morally object to
Sunday alcohol sales.
"All I know is, Jesus
turned water into wine and
if it's okay with him, it's okay
with me," he said.
Gulf County Community
Development Corporation
executive director Dannie
Bolden believes Sunday
alcohol consumption is
an issue of "choice and
Bolden favors lifting
the Sunday alcohol ban for
economic reasons, though he
would like to see alcohol sales
commence in the afternoon.
Bolden believes the social
norms of Port St. Joe are
changing as more and more
newcomers discover the
Noting that the Sunday
ban gives outsiders the
impression of "a community
that at one point had a
very narrow definition
of what drinking was all
about," Bolden believes the
community has entered a
new, more progressive era.
"We're not the Sleepy
Hollow that we used to be,"
he said.
Of all the business
owners who agreed to share
their views on the city's
Sunday alcohol ban, only
Boyd Pickett, owner of The
Port Fine Wine and Spirits,
did not seek an end to the
Pickett sympathizes with
restaurant owners who would
like to offer wine on Sunday,
but said he would maintain
his hours of operation
even if the city changed its

Sunset Coastal Grill owner Patti Blaylock reclines at her restau-
rant in front of martini glass wall art. Blaylock opted not to open
on Sunday a few years ago amid customers' complaints about the
city's Sunday alcohol ban.

"I'm going to be closed
on Sunday anyway. I need a
day off," he said.
Commissioners Split on
the Subject of Sunday
Alcohol Sales
Though Lowry and
Blaylock said they will not
approach the city commission
again to lift the Sun'day
alcohol ban, a challenge may
soon come from inside the
Group One City
Commissioner John Reeves
has long advocated lifting
the ban, which he believes
hinders economic growth.
Noting that alcohol is a
profitable item on restaurant
menus, Reeves believes the
Sunday sale of alcohol "could
be the difference of a current
business keeping its doors
open or shutting its doors."
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does not believe the Sunday

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sale of alcohol is morally
'This issue about banning
alcohol sales on Sunday is
something from back in the
Prohibition days when if you
took a drink of alcohol, it
would send you to hell," said
"The God I serve said you
do things in moderation."
Reeves believes the
city commission should
not interfere with business
owners' rights.
"I have a serious problem
with government telling a
privately-owned business
what they can and can't sell
when it's a legal commodity,"
he said.
Reeves does not favor
putting the question to a
referendum, noting that it
would only serve to divide the
town. He would like his fellow
commissioners to change the
existing ordinance through a
majority vote.
The law requires
commissioners to read a
revised ordinance by title' or
in full on two separate days
and advertise it at least 10
days prior to adoption.
Reeves has found an ally
in Mayor Frank Pate, who
believes the Sunday ban is
"not fair to the people."
Though a bout with
stomach cancer has led him
to shun alcohol, Pate believes
the decision to consume
alcohol is a personal decision
upon which government
.should not intrude.
His religion does not
overrule his decision.
"I'm a Chiristian myself,
but I don't think alcohol's all
that bad, unless you over-
indulge in it," he said.
Unlike Reeves, Pate
favors putting the question to

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a referendum.
"It would be clear and
you'd have the consensus
of the people if you have
a referendum, and I'd be
surprised if it didn't pass,"
he said.
Group Three
Commissioner James
"Benny" Roberts would like
the Sunday alcohol ban to
He does not believe lifting
the ban would provide a
significant boost to existing
Port St. Joe businesses,
and said he likes seeing the
streets clear of alcohol on
"It's nice to have one day
a week where we don't have
any problems," said Roberts.
Though he notes that
many, of his supporters are
Baptists who oppose lifting
the ban, Roberts said he'd be
willing to put the issue to a
Though legally, he is not
required to uphold the voters'
wishes in a non-binding
referendum, Roberts pledged
to vote with the majority.
"If 50 percent plus one
vote to have alcohol on
Sunday, I'll go along with it,"
he said.
Group Four
Commissioner David Horton
does not support a city-wide
referendum and said he
would vote against selling
alcohol on Sunday.
A member of Long Avenue
Baptist Church, Horton cited
*moral objections and advised
residents to go elsewhere to
purchase alcohol.
"I just feel like Sunday is
the Sabbath and if someone
wants alcohol, they can go
outside the city and get it,"
he said.
Horton said he has heard
business owners complain
that the Sunday ban hurts
their pocketbooks, but .he
does not sympathize.
"If one day is going to
make or break them, then
they need to go into another
line of business," he said.
Group Two Commissioner
Rachel, Crews is the most
tight-lipped on the subject of
Sunday alcohol sales.
Though she declined to
say definitively how she'd vote
if the issue was introduced
by her .fellow commissioners,
Crews said Port St. Joe needs

Frank Pate

"It would
be clear and
you'd have
the consensus
of the people
if you have a
and I'd be
surprised if .it
didn't pass."

to embrace change.
"The city of Port St. Joe
has to change with the times.
We've asked for the growth
and development, now we
need to go along with the
growth and development,"
she said. .
Crews believes a
referendum would split
the vote, and hopes to see
the matter resolved by the
Asked if she'd like the
board to address the issue
soon, Crews said she would
A Port St. Joe High
School teacher, Crews is
currently conducting a
program on the dangers of
alcohol consumption and is
concerned that her vote might
send mixed messages.
Opposition from Area
In the battle to lift the
Sunday alcohol ban, Lowry's
neighbors are his greatest
Lowry lives directly
behind Long Avenue Baptist
Church, and the St. Joe Bar
is a few buildings over from
the Family Life Church on
Reid Avenue.,
Pastors from both
churches say they will oppose
lifting the ban and will
encourage their parishioners
to do the same.
Long Avenue Baptist
Church pastor Bruce Duty
discussed the subject of
alcohol at a recent church
Using statistics compiled
by the First Baptist Church
in Woodstock, .Ga., Duty
warned his parishioners


John Reeves
Group 1.

"I have a
serious problem
with government
telling a privately
owned business
what they can
and can't sell
when it's a legal

of the dangers of alcohol
He reaffirmed the
Baptist's official line on the
subject, which is to encourage
church members to abstain
from drinking.
Duty said he did not
know of any movement
to lift the city's Sunday
alcohol ban when he gave
the presentation, though he
noted that he would oppose
any changes to the city's
'"The ban is a good thing
for our community and if
there's at least one day
per week where we could
abstain from the selling and
consumption of alcohol, I
think that's a benefit to our
community," he said.
Duty said he did not
believe there were any
economic advantages to
Sunday alcohol sales, citing
a Woodstock First Baptist.
Church statistic that every
dollar spent on .alcohol
requires $8 on behalf of local
law enforcement agencies "to
clean up the mess."
Noting that the church
has not officially declared a
call to arms, Duty said some
"personal involvement .ion
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Rachel Crews
Group 2

"The city of
Port St. Joe has
to change with the
times. We've asked
for growth and
development, now
we need to go along
with the growth
and development."

has already commenced.
"They are making an effort
to attend (city commission)
meetings and talk to people,
but they didn't do that
because I asked them to," he
However, if changes to
the city's alcohol ordinance
seem imminent, Duty said he
would formally encourage his
parishioners to express their
Andrew Rutherford,
pastor of Family Life Church
is the president of Port St.
Joe's Ministerial Association.
Rutherford described the
association's membership
as "almost wall-to-wall
conservative Evangelicals"
who have seen the dark side of
alcohol consumption through
their work as pastors.
In opposing an end to the
ban, Rutherford said he was
not "prejudging anyone," just
encouraging drinkers to "give
if a one-day rest."
Though the Ministerial
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the Sunday ban at its recent
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the ministers would be in
agreement on the subject.
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James "Benny" Roberts
Group 3

"If 50 percent
plus one vote to
have alcohol on
Sunday, I'll go
along with it."

David Horton
Group 4

"I just feel
like Sunday is
the Sabbath and
if someone wants
alcohol they can
go outside the city
and get it."

St. Joe Bar owner Harry Lowry unsuccessfully lobbied the city
commission in the 1970s to lift the Sunday alcohol ban. He and
fellow bar owners spearheaded a referendum in 1974, where the
majority of voters favored keeping the ban.


Port City Joe residents frequently drive over the bridge to
Highland View's Dixie Dandy store to purchase alcohol on Sunday.
A county ordinance permits alcohol sales beginning at 1 p.m. on
,unday, whereas city ordinance prohibits Sunday sales altogether.



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Panama City City Hall Commission Chambers

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Gators Come From Behind for 19-14 Win

I By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Wewahitchka made an
- early statement and closed
with an exclamation point to"
remain unbeaten with a 19-14
win over visiting Jay.
Dee Baker caught his
second touchdown pass with
1:37 remaining and the Gator
defensee held off Jay's final
surge when Baker intercepted
quarterback Brandt Hendricks
at the goal line as Wewahitchka
(3-0 overall, 1-0 in District 1-
1A) came from behind for vic-
tory for the second consecu-
tive week. .
"Dee Baker, what a player,"
said a jubilant Wewahitchka
coach Todd Lanter, still unde-
feated in his head coaching
career. "What can I say about
this game, this was a huge win
for us."
The Royals, who were held
to 175 total yards, appeared to
have made the game-chang-
ing play when Josh Marshall
blocked a Baker punt in the
Wewahitchka end zone and
Ben Smith pounced on the
loose ball for a touchdown.
When Hendricks ran a
quarterback draw for the two-
point conversion, Jay (2-2, 0-
1) had its first lead, 14,13,
lead in a game devoid of scor-
ing since early in the second
The margin looked par-
ticularly safe after Gator tail-
back Ryan Ranie (a game-high
135 rushing yards on 28 car-

ries) was stopped on fourth
down on the ensuing drive and
- after Joey Shipman pounced
on Jay fumble on the next play
-'Alex Lewis could not punch
a 29-yard field goal attempt
within shouting distance of the
But the Gators stopped
Jay three-and-out and follow-
ing a punt took over at their
Quarterback Sean
Bierman (7 of 13 for 188 yards
and two touchdowns with a
pair of interceptions) found
Ranie for 19.

Two plays later, under
heavy pressure on a third-and-
11, Bierman heaved a pass
for Baker between defenders
in the end zone on a post pat-
"Sean threw those two
interceptions but I still had
faith he could get it done,"
Lanter said. "We thought
they had a weakness on their
defense at cornerback. We
exploited it early and I thought
we would have more chances,
but they made some adjust-
"Dee just ran a post route

By Tim CroftStar
Gator running back Ryan Ranie had a game-high 135 yards

By Tim Croft/Star By Tim Croft/Star
Wewahitchka quarterback Sean Bierman threw Dee Baker hauls in a 33-yard touchdown
for two touchdowns and ran for another to account for pass in the first quarter of a victory over Jay.
18 of the Gators' 19 points. Baker scored the winning touchdown on a 35-
yard pass with 1:37 remaining.

and made a great catch. We Ranie lined up
told the kids this would be a right and took a sweep left for
four-quarter game and they six yards and the Gators came
played so hard for four quar- back with the exact same for-
ters." mation and play, but Bierman
The opening quarter gave faked the handoff and found
every indication that rout was Baker down the left sideline
in the making as Wewahitchka for a 33-yard touchdown.
out-gained ,the Royals 130-40 Lewis' extra point made
yards and raced to a 13-0 it 13-0.
lead. "Everybody is going to get
Bierman sparked the a good dose of Ryan Ranie this
Gators' opening drive by find- year because.he runs the rock
ing Baker (three receptions for hard," Lanter said.
112 yards) deep over the mid- 'From there, however, nei-
dle for a 44-yard gain setting other team could mount much
up Bierman's 1-yard sneak for of an attack as turnovers and a
a touchdown with less than flurry of penalties (the Gators
four minutes elapsed in the were penalized 13 times for
game. 123 yards) slowed both teams'
Lewis was wide with the offenses.
extra point and it was 6-0. In one of only two instanc-
After stopping Jay near es when the Royals could sus-
midfield the Gators took over tain a drive, they marched
at their 29 following a punt 50 yards in nine plays with
and Ranie went to work over Hendricks doing most of the
both tackles, helping push damage, including the final 11
Wewahitchka to the Royal 39. yards for the touchdown.

The extra point kick was
wide and the teams went into
halftime with Wewahitchka up
Jay 0 6 0 8 14
Wewahitchka 13 0 0 6
First quarter
W- Bierman 1 run (kick
W- Baker 33 pass from
Bierman (Lewis kick)
Second quarter
J- Hendricks 11 run (kick
Fourth quarter
J-Smith recovered blocked
punt in end zone (Hendricks
W- Baker 35 pass from
Bierman (pass failed)

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Port St. Joe and
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Thursday during a multi-
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Port St. Joe junior
*Meghan Williams paced the
girls' field, taking the indi-
%vidual title in a time 6f
, 24:36, more than half a
minute ahead of the field:
The next five runners were
all from larger Bay County
high schools.
As a team. in turn,
Wewahitchka finished fifth
behind four. Bay County
Ellen Manor finished
14' in a time of 28:17.
' Arielle Bragg finished in
, 30:49. Allison Lewis in,
. 32:12, Misty Robbins
Il in 33:26 and Connie
Harrelson in 38:13 for the
Lady Gators.
On the boys' side.
Wewahitchka's Billy Naylor.

a sophomore, finished-
third, behind runners from
Springfield Rutherford and
Lynn Haven Mosley, in a
time of 19:33.,
The Gators also had
Chris Murphy (sixth in
19:521 and Kevin Strickland
(ninth in 20:30) finish in
the top 10 as Wewahitchka
finished second in the team
competition. behind only
Mosley. '
Josh Mitchell was 14th
in a time of 21:05 for the
Geoffrey Manor finished
-in 23:38. Taylor Smith
in 23:39, Daniel House
in 23:47, Matthew Miller
in, 24:03, Austin ,Udell in
24:11 and Brad Udell in,
, 35:36.

e lttiL League cheerleaders

Gene Raffield Little League
Cheerleaders is a non-profit
organization that organized
-approximately eight (8) years
ago and operates separately
from the little league football
program. Over this eight year,
span we have grown from 30
cheerleaders to 65 and grow-
mng every year Some of our
original cheerleaders :are-
now cheering for Port St. Joe
High School and Port St. -Joe
Middle School. Not only does
our organization help prepare
these girls for higher levels, it
also leaches them good sports- ,
manship., self-esteem, and
tean work.
Each year we charge a
minimal registration fee to
cover insurance and organi-
zational expenses as well as
trophies. Because the cost of
uniforms is so expensive, usu-
ally anywhere from 885.00 to
$150.00, we always provide a
fund raiser to help defray the
cost so every child is able to
We are asking for vour
help-by requesting a donation
as we are under new manage-
ment this year and starting
with 'a zero balance. Please'

make donations payable to
Gene Raffield- Little League
Cheerleaders and mail to PO.
Box 1356; Port St. Joe, FL
32457.. '
Thanks in advance for
your continuing generosity,
and support of your commu-
nity. With your help. our chil-;
drewr'have a better tomorrow.
Please call Teresa Thursbav at
,(850) 2,27-9845 home or (850)
340-0323 cell if you have any

Teresa Thursbay,
President .
: Sheryl Bradley, Treasurer:
of Gene Raffield Little League
Cheerleaders '

Shark Golfers Win

One of Two Matches

By: Jonathan Davidson
Star Staff Writer
Last Tuesday. the Shark
Golfers finished third at the
Quincy Country Club with
a team score of .197 for
the nine-hole course. R.F.
Munroe shot a 163, folloWed
by North Florida Christian
with 187. Rickards finished
the course in 211 strokes.
Grant RJsh was the low
medalist for the Sharks
with a 46, but Jacob Combs
shot his personal best of 47
'Jacob can become a
very good golfer if he puts
in the effort. So far, he has,"
remarked Head Coach Jim
Combs has good chances
of going to districts with the
St. Joseph Bay
Country Club
The golf team secured a
first-placewin on their 18-hole

home course at the St. Joseph
Bay Country Club against
Rutherford. Blountstown and
Wewahitchka. Port St. Joe
High amassed a team score
of 383, Rutherford accrued
396, Blountstown'439, and
Wewahitchka 492. -
Rish led the sharks
with a 92, trailed by Hayes
Philyaw. 95. Combs, 98, and
Sam Elhner, 99.

SPSJ Golfer Jacob Combs


Wewahitchka High School

r1, \. a(m^.'^

Dee Baker
Baker, a senior wide receiver/defensive.
back, caught three passes, for 112 and two
touchdowns. including a leaping grab for,
the winning touchdown with 1:37 left in a
19-14 win over Jay. Baker.sealed the win.
with an interception at the Gator goal line
in the closing seconds

Naylor, a sophomore, finished third
out of more than 60 runners during a
cross country meet at Panama City Beach
Arnold. Naylor finished in a time of 19:33.

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Sharks Open District Play with

10-0 Win over Freeport

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The Sharks came out on
top on the scoreboard last
Friday night in Freeport, but
they did not entirely win over
Coach John Palmer.
The Shark defense pitched
a shutout for the. second-
straight week but the offense
again could not attain a rhythm
due to self-inflictedwounds as.
the Port St. Joe opened District
1-1A play with a 10-0 victory.
To best capture the feeling
in the wake of the victory, con-
sider that Port St. Joe waxed
a visiting Freeport team 44-0
last season.
Palmer noted that regard-
less of the urging of coaches
that it was a new season and

different teams, the Sharks
still seemed a bit overconfident
for their first road game of the
regular season.
"I thought we played very
well on defense," Palmer said.
"Anytime you shut them out,
you have to be pleased.
"Offensively we had too
many mistakes to be success-
ful. The execution wasn't there
and neither was the effort."
For the second week in
a row the Sharks (3-1 over-
all, ,1-0 in the district) had
three touchdowns including
two long touchdown runs by
Jordan McNair taken off the
board due to penalties, as Port
St. Joe was penalized more
than 100 yards for a second
consecutive week.

There are few similar
issues on defense at this point
in the season.
The Sharks held Freeport
(2-2, 0-1) to just 172 yards
of total offense, almost com-
pletely bottling up the hosts
running game which managed
a mere 82 yards.
Much of the credit, Palmer
said, belongs to the front
four of Patrick Bailey, Javon
Davis, Byron Peters and Terry
Thompson, who combined for
four tackles for loss and con-
trolled the line of scrimmage
sufficiently to allow Warren
Floyd to register 17 total tack-
"(The defensive line) shut
down what Freeport does,"
Palmer said. "They took away

their game, basically. They
stepped up and played well as
a unit."
Port St. Joe's offense was
paced by a running attack
which netted 231 yards, led
by Chaz Byrd's 94 yards in
six carries for a 15.7 yard per
carry average.

Byrd scored
the game's lone
touchdown on a
75-yard sprint
with 39 seconds
left in the first
"Chaz had a
very good night,"
Palmer said, not-
I ing that the run-
ning back did a
solid job block-
. ing and carrying
through fakes in
the backfield.
Austin Peltier
added the extra r
point to give the
Sharks a 7-0 lead.
Peltier added
a 19-yard field j
goal which came
after a penalty
nullified a 2-yard
touchdown run by
Ashley Davis in Wa
the second quar- total ta
ter to close out the
rds scoring.
The drive was keyed
by a 26-yard run by quar-
terback Mike Quinn, who
rushed for 60 yards on 10
carries and completed 4 of 7
passes for 46 yards.
McNair rushed five tintes
for 29 yards and caught four
passes for another 46 yards,
but had touchdown runs of

irren Floyd had

60 and 50 yards taken off the
board due to penalties.
McNair has had three
touchdown runs Byrd and
Quinn one each scratched
due to penalties in the past two
PSJ 7 3 0 0 10
Freeport 0 0 0 0 0

PSJ Girls Edge

Blountstown on the Links

Led by 67s from Torie Green and Caroline Marley, the
Port St. Joe girls' golf team edged Blountstown 272-274 last
Thursday in a match at St. Joseph Bay Country Club.
S Kathleen Kerigan shot a 68 for the Lady Sharks, Heather
Strange shot 70 and Catherine Arnold carded a 72.

* I -

P:ort ..... J gl C.a oln .e or
Port St. Joe golfer Caroline Marley

Por S Joe golfer Tore Green
Port St. Joe golfer Torie Green

Lady Sharks Volleyball Emerald Coast

The last two weeks
have seen the Lady Sharks
split four matches., On
Tuesday, September 5, they
traveled to Carrabelle and
came away with a victory
in three straight games.
The scores for those games
were 25-21, 26-24, and 25-
13. Kate Shoaf had six
kills, Courtney Craft had
five assists and Angela
Canington came away with
eight service aces. On
Thursday, the Lady Pirates
of Sneads came to Port
St Joe. The Lady Sharks
'dropped a hard played
match in three games with
the scores of 15-25, 23-
25, and 23-25. The Lady
Pirates are a tough oppo-
nent and we just couldn't
quite pull it off.
On Tuesday, September
12, the Lady Sharks trav-
eled to Blountstown for
their second match with the
Lady Tigers of Blountstown.
According to Coach Taylor
of St. Joe, "this was proba-
bly one of the most frustrat-
ing matches of the season to

watch. Fundamentally, we
just couldn't put it togeth-
er. There is no one single
thing; it was definitely a
team loss. We are a much
better team than what we
showed on Tuesday after-
noon." The Lady Sharks
lost that match with scores
of 7-25, 14-25 and 16-25.
Thursday, September
14, they rebounded with
a district win over West
Gadsden. "We lost the sec-
ond game of the match in
much the same way as in
Blountstown. We came
back in the third and fourth
game and played together as
a team and executed plays
properly." The scores of
that match were 25-10, 22-
25, 25-14 and 25-15. The
outstanding players for this
match were Alesha Smiley
with 16- kills, Courtney
Craft arid Kaelyn Williams
had 13 assists each and
Celeste Bryant led in ser-
vice aces with 8. Their
overall record now stands
at 4-9 with a district record
to date of 2-1.




Barracudas Women's

Football Team

The Emerald Coast
Barracudas Women's full
contact football team is
gearing up for the 2007
season. We would appreci-
ate any and all assistance
in the effort of spreading
the word. Our tryouts will
be Sept. 24, at Renegades
Sports Complex 3202
Minnesota Ave Panama City
( near Mosley High School).


There is a $35.00 league
imposed fee to be paid
at the time of tryout. Any
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9/1 Marianna (H)

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High: 830; Low: 640


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High: 860; Low: 690


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High: 860; Low: 70'


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High: 870; Low: 72


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Wewahitchka 12.90 0.14

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Paws in the Park and Bow Wow Bash

Benefit New County Animal Shelter

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

If the little furry faces in the current Gulf
County animal shelter could only understand
human speech, they might not be as scared
and despondent because the long-awaited new
animal shelter is becoming a reality instead of-
a dream.
And that new shelter, along with the St.
Joe Bay Humane Society, are the purpose of
the upcoming bash in Centennial Park.
The St. Joe Bay Humane Society will pres-
ent Paws in the Park and the Bow Wow Bash
Saturday, September 30, as both a fun-filled,
family day-time event, and an adult night-time
event of music, dancing, food, auctions and

Paws in the Park
The first Paws in the Park in Port St.
Joe will last from 8 a.m. to
2 p.m. E.T. in Centennial
Park behind the Centennial
A 5K run/walk starts the
activities 'at 8 a.m. (dogs
optional), followed at 9 a.m.
by a family walk in the park
(with well-behaved dogs on q
leash). For the $5 entry fee '.
to either event, participants
will receive an event Tee-
shirt and a doggie bag.
Contests, games and
activities for pets and their
people include:
Dog dunking for hot
'dogs (a doggie version of
humans bobbing for apples)
-. Photos with Santa
and/or pets
Dog and cat bakery
(with homemade doggie'
treats and cat grass)
Traditional cake walk
Doggy "Picasso" booth
S -here canines can produce
paw-print paintings
9:30 a.m. dogowner ,
S o'I\ok alike" contest
10 a.m. smartest
- -tricks contest
10:30 a.m best-dressed
pet contest
From 11 a.m.-2 p.m.,
SThe Lion's Club will sponsor
food for sale that will be pre- A 400+-year
-- :pared for the public by the the auction prizes
South Gulf Volunteer Fire
For about $5. people can get hamburgers.
hot dogs, all the trimmings and drinks.
At 1 p.m. the Gulf County Sheriff's Canine
Unit will give a demonstration for the crowd.

Bow Wow Bash
After the kiddies have played all day, when
the sun goes down the adults can return to the
Centennial Building for a casual evening event
from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. E.T. at $30 per ticket.
Charlie and Dana Black and John Mazz
will provide live music for listening and
dancing, with heavy appetizers_provided by
Provisions Catering.
The Blacks, owners of UpTempo Fitness
in Port St. Joe, are award-winning singers and
songwriters, particularly for country music
stars. Mazz is a well-known local musician
and businessman.
The silent and live auctions will offer more
than 150 items, including some unique prizes
A $1,200 coin from the Mel Fisher 'find
and Spanish shipwreck Atocha, complete with
certificate of authenticity ,

sert for one year, prepared by Sue, bidder's
Paintings by Sam Kates and Chuck
Photographs by John Spohrer and
Debbie Hooper
An outdoor bench handcrafted by a
Tyndall Air Force Base pilot and his wife
A number of boat trips including a half-
day pontoon boat trip in St. Joe Bay, and sev-
eral sailing excursions out of Apalachicola
Dinner at Sunset Coastal Grill in Port
St. Joe, complete with a bottle of 1992 Dom

Several vacation house packages, includ-
ing two-nights at the Driftwood Inn in Mexicc
Beach and several four-day/three-nights stays
on Cape San Blas
A complete package of scuba gear, val
ued at $1,400
And the final prize, the drawing of the
winning ticket for a 1979 Corvette. Tickets for
the 'Vette drawing are still available, although
220 have already been sold at $50 apiece.

(See BENEFIT on Page 12B)

L local Icon In Transition

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer '

A local landmark is about to change hands again.
The self-proclaimed "world-famous" Wonder Bar on U.S. 98 in St. Joe Beach may have
a new owner shortly, if all goes as planned.
The local watering hole is currently closed and is under contract, according to listing
agent Janue Lester.
"'The bar is in a transition period, it has closed but will be reopened as soon as pos-
sible," said Lester. He continued by saying that when the deal closes, the new owner wants
to remodel the property. upgrade and improve it.
"The new owner once the contract is finalized wants to keep a portion of the build-
ing as a local bar and improve the current building to maximize the potential that the
property has." said Lester.
The buyer is reportedly from out of town. but from Florida.

old silver Spanish coin from the Atocha is one of

A promise by Port St. Joe contractor
Bob Windolf to mow someone's yard
Dinner for eight at Gary and Sue Gibbs
house in Mexico Beach, or a monthly des-

Beach Blast Triathlon Set to Streak Through Gulf County

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

Runners, lace your shoes, paint on your
numbers and grab your bikes the Beach Blast
Triathlon/Duathlon is almost here.
According to the Gulf County Tourist
Development Council and the Mexico Beach
Community Development Council, because of
the success of the spring Beach Blast Sprint
Event the last two years, they are presenting the
Fall Beach Blast Triathlon Saturday, September
The race begins at 7:30 a.m. Central
Time on the public beach directly across from
Beacon Hill Park on U.S. 98, just east of Mexico
Event coordinators remind the public that
there may be short traffic delays on U. S. 98
between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. Central Time,
.particularly at the beginning of the race at
7:30 a.m. Traffic may be stopped for up to 10
minutes at the time to allow athletes to cross
(he highway from the beach to the park, and
t6 leave and enter the park for the biking and
running segments of the race.
Motorists are cautioned to be alert, watch-
ful and careful during the event, allowing plenty
of room for athletes as they run or bike along'
area roads, especially U.S. 98 and C.R. 386.,
Motorists are also asked not to blow vehi-
Sol horns at athletes, especially while behind
race participants, because runners and espe-
cially bikers could be startled and fall, injuring
themselves or causing serious accidents and
The triathlon will include official Olympic
triathlon distances of a .9 mile swim, a 25-mile
bike ride and a 6.2 mile run. Officials from
the United States of America Triathlon (USAT)
will also be present, making the Beach Blast a
S-SAT-sanctioned event.
.- USAT is the national governing body for the.
tmulti-sport disciplines of triathlon, duathlon,
Saquathlon and winter triathlon in the United
States. USAT is a member federation of the
S US. Olympic Committee and the International
Triathlon Union.

There will also be a simultaneous duathlon
for athletes who are interested only in biking
and running. They will, however, be running
3.1 miles on the sand in place of the .9 mile
The race was founded two years ago by
Olga Cemori, a triathlete who lives in Panama
City but who likes to train in Gulf County. A
native of the Czech Republic, Cemori has been
a triathlete for the past
five years.
"Gulf County is- a
huge supporter of the
event," said Cemori,
"especially the Mexico
Beach CDC, .the Gulf
County TDC, and peo-
ple like George Duren."
She said she was
surprised, however,
that there has not been
much support from a c.'
large segment of local
businesses, especially .
since so many of them
see, or could see, direct
results from the influx i
of visitors.,/ /
According to i f
Cemori, these races -
have attracted about
250 athletes each time,
with many of the peo- }
ple who participated in
April returning for the
September event.
Cemori said in (X,
other race locations
that local businesses, --
especially restaurants, '- .i
add coupons to the race .. -
bags, or packets given -.
to each participant, for
a nominal cost to the -
"These races bring
in about 250 athletes Swim
for the weekend," said

Cemori. "If Dad races, usually Mom and a
couple of kids come. to watch. They have to eat
several meals here, they use local lodgings, pur-
chase groceries at the local grocery stores, buy
gas at the local stations, spend a large amount
of money in the local area. The merchants
should take advantage of this."
Participants come to the event from as far
away as California and as close as Georgia,

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with a significant number of athletes coming
from the Tallahassee area.
The event is still looking for volunteers to
help with traffic directing, dispensing of water,I
and numerous other activities.
Anyone wishing to help should contact
Lynn Marshall at the Mexico Beach Visitors
Center, (850) 648-8196.

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Triathlon & Duahflon
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Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. and Wanell Posey celebrated their
50th wedding anniversary on Friday Sept. 15, 2006. Charles and
Wanell were married Sept. 15, 1956 in Highland View. They
have three children, four grandchildren and five great-grand-

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Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Ramsey will be celebrating their 601
wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their children,
Ray and Sue Ramsey, Catherine and Jobie Barfield, Shelly
and Tommy Oliver, Willie and Shirley Ramsey, ford and Laura
Ramsey, and Carol and David Horton. The reception will be held
on Sunday, September 24 from 2 until 4 PM at Long Avenue
Baptist Church Family Life Center, Port St. Joe.
Frenchie and Wesley were married at Jeffersonville, GA on
September 28, 1946 and moved to Port St. Joe in 1952 where
they were owners and operators of The Star Publishing Co. until
their retirement in July, 1999.
All friends and relatives are cordially invited to attend the
reception honoring them.
Your love and friendship are treasured gifts, we request no


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and Mr. John Paul Bernal Flo
were united in marriage on
Friday, June 30, 2006, at five Mr
o'clock in the evening. The Wi]
wedding was held at St. John Jo]
the Evangelist Catholic Church He
in Panama City, Florida, with and
Reverend Father Terrence Poi
Keller and Deacon Earl Mirus Sir
co-officiating, ani
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Mr. and Mrs. Robert Steed of
Tallahassee, Florida and Mr. pa
and Mrs. Marlen E. Taylor of fat
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John Paul is the son of
. And Mrs. Rob Whaley of
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hn Bernal of Port St. Joe,
is the grandson of Mr.
d Mrs. Richard Bernal of
rt St. Joe, Peggy Thorne of
ms, North Carolina and Mr,
d Mrs. George Thorne of
ddlesex, North Carolina.
Given in marriage by her
rents, and escorted by her
her, the bride wore elegant,
apless gown of diamond
ite satin embellished with
fading of iridescent sequins,
gle beads, crystals and
nestones covering the prin-
ss waistline bodice. The A-
e skirt was complimented
th crystal buttons adorn-
g the length of the chapel
in. She wore a fingertip veil
tached to a crystal tiara to
rnplete her ensemble. She
rried a beautiful bouquet of
Lht and dark pink and ivory
eetheart roses pink, aspara-
s fern greenery and white
tin ribbon. '
Brooke Lee, the bride's-
usin and Erica Bryanrt,
end of the bride served as.
idesmaids. They wore for- .
al pink, a-line gowns of
tin draped with organza arid
rried similar bouquets of
eetheart roses in various
ades of pink. The flower girl; -
unantha Taylor, sister of the
ide, wore a pink floor-length.
tin dress with an organza
dice bow. She also carried-a
nd bouquet of pink roses.'
The groom wore a black
xedo with ivory vest and tie
d a boutonniere of minia-
re pink roses. Jason Lee,
usin of the bride, Glen
yant friend of the groorm,
d Chad Thorne, brother of
e groom served as grooms-
en. Pete. Bernal, cousin of
e groom was the ring bearer.
dinner and dance recep-
n followed at the Woman's
ub of Panama City. After
e reception the newlyweds
dged at a honeymoon suite
a nearby hotel where they
ter departed for a cruise to
e Caribbean. The couple will
ake their home in Panama
ty, Florida.

Vow Renewal

After fifty years of mar-
riage, Red and Rita Todd will
renew their wedding vows ori
Sunday, Sept. 24 at 2:00 PM
at the Hope Family Worship
Center. A reception honoring
Red and Rita will be given
by their children immediately
following. All friends and rela-
tives are invited to help cel-
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Its a Boy!

'"- Joe and Sarah Kosin of
Lexington, Kentucky announce
S' the birth of their first child,
Y a aDonald McAlister Kosin. "Mac'
was born on March 26, 2006,
at St. Joseph East Hospital;
Lexington, Kentucky he
S weighed 71bs and measured
20.5 inches.
Mac is the grandson of Don
and Judy Kosin of Port St. Joe
and Jerry and Anita McAlister
of Georgetown, Kentucky.

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St. Joseph Bay Chapter Daughters

of the American Revolution

Welcome Caleb Joseph

Matthew Roberson, Jr. would like to announce the birth
of his 'lil brother, Caleb Joseph. Caleb is the second son born
to Matt and Beth Roberson of Tallahassee. Caleb was born on
July 29, 2006, at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, weighed 71bs
13ozs, and measured 20 inches.
Caleb is the grandson of Don and Judy Kosin and Ralph
and Margaret Roberson of Port St. Joe. He is the great-grand-
son of Walter and Clair Roberson of Port St. Joe and Leslie and
Bessie Herold of Tallahassee.

Sewells Celebrate Happy 72nd

They were married in Fitzgerald, Ga., in September of
Last Friday, Robert and Claudia Sewell celebrated 72 years
of marriage with a quiet dinner in the special events room at St.
Joseph Care and Rehabilitation Center.
"Can you imagine, being married for 72 years," one center
employee marveled as the Sewells dined on salad, shrimp and
vegetables, a dinner donated by Sunset Coastal Grill.
Early on it was clear that one of the ties that bound the
couple Robert resides at St. Joseph Care, Claudia in the
home of their daughter, Laura was faith.
Robert, his voice resonating as it did not during most of
the dinner, thanked the Lord for the couple's long lives Robert
turns 97 this Saturday, Claudia 89 on Dec. 6 and many years
together, noting, "We enjoyed all those years."
The couple moved to ,Port St. Joe in 1939, where Mr.
Sewell went to work for the paper mill and Mrs. Sewell stayed
at home to raise daughter Laura and son Robert Sewell, Jr.
In addition to the hand extended for dinner, Petals by the
Bay provided flowers for the couple's repast.

Teri Strain and Anthony Poloronis

Teri Strain, Anthony Poloronis to Marry

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Poloronis, of Apalachicola, and Terry
Strain and Dayna Strain, both of Port St. Joe, are proud to
announce the upcoming marriage of their children, Teri Lyn
Strain and Anthony Bradford Poloronis.
The wedding will take place on Saturday, the 30th of
September, 2006, at four o'clock in the afternoon at Lafayette
Park, 14th Street and Avenue B, in Apalachicola.
Reception immediately following at the Armory in

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Week Sept. 17
through Sept.
Master Jonathan James
Line J.J.", son of Julie and
Eli Duarte & William Laine
proclaims September 17-23
as Constitution Week for the
Saint Joseph Bay Chapter,
Daughters of the American
Revolution of Port St. Joe,
On September 17, com-
munities and schools every-
where will commemorate the
219h anniversary of that his-
toric day with events span-
hing the week in many places.
The daughters of the American
Revolution started this tradi-
tion in 1955, petitioning its
Continental Congress to set
aside September 17-23 for
- the observance of Constitution
Week. The resolution was later
adopted by the U.S. Congress
and signed into law on August
2, 1956, by President Dwight
D. Eisenhower.
The Liberty Bell was actu-
ally cast long before America
became a nation; the famed,
historic bell was ordered from
London caster Thomas Lister
in 1751 to hang in the new
state house in Philadelphia
(now Independence Hall). The
bell arrived in good condition,
Sept. 1, 1752 but while being
,tested, a stroke of the clap-
,per caused it to 'crack. The
'bell was recast and, again, it
proved to be defective. Recast
a third time, the bell was
hung in June, 1753 and used
for many occasions, espe-
cially July 8, 1776 when the
Declaration of Independence
was proclaimed.
It was in 1835 when, toll-
ing the funeral of Chief Justice
John Marshall, the bell cracked
and was removed for repairs.
it now hangs in a frame above
'a small platform in the ves-
tibule of Independence Hall,
Philadelphia, Pa.
"Proclaim Liberty through-
-but all the land unto all the
inhabitants thereof." This is
-the inscription on the Liberty
:Bell. The Bay Saint Joseph
SChapter, Daughters of the
American Revolution, would
-like to bring the memory of
the ringing bells by observing
Constitution Week Sept. 17 to
23, 2006.

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Walk-in patients

are welcome!

Evening and weekend hours are now available at
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New hours are:
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Riley -- 3 months old
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A Special inans to10 Everyone
Ms. Rosa Lee Anthony would like to thank everyone for their
flowers, cards, etc. and most importantly their prayers during
the time of her illness. If you could only know the thanks that
fill each thought of you, and the smiles that warm every memory
of the generous things you did. I hope you know how much your
thoughtfulness was appreciated.
With sincere appreciation, your kindness will never be for-
Rosa Anthony & Family

James Family Thanks
We would like to give our thanks to some very special people
in Mom's life.
First the caregivers, residents and staff of Geri Care Assisted
Living who have been family for the last five and one half years.
We will never be able to say how much you have meant to us-we
love you as did Mom.
The choirs of Highland View Church of God and Mexico
Beach Baptist-hymn singing was the highlight of Mom's week.
The ladies at Alines Beauty Salon who with patience and
love helped to make Mom pretty all those Friday afternoons for
Mrs. Janie Parker who got to know Mom and do her hair
after she was no longer able to make the trip to town. (A special
Last but surely not least, the caregivers of Covenant Hospice
who took care of Mom and all of us for the last few months. We
thank you so much.
In Christ's Love,
The family of Emmie Joines

A refreshing green pic-
ture is the home of Kevin and
Jessica Allen on the corner
of Americus and Columbus
Streets, St. Joe Beach. They
have been chosen to receive the
Sea Oats and Dunes Garden
Club Award for the month.
Kevin and Jessica are native
Gulf Countians and have one
daughter, Georgia.
The parking area off
Columbus Street is framed
by two beautiful Phoenix
Rebellion Palms. A pathway
bordered by African Iris leads
to the front entrance. Four
large Sabal palms, spaced at
intervals throughout the emer-
ald, well-kept lawn further
enhance the tropical flair.
The beautiful green brick
home is framed by clusters of
azaleas, dwarf oleanders, sago
palms, Aztec grasses, Indian
Hawthorne, and. wax myrtle.
Large purple loropetalums
add a distinctive and unusu-
al blend of color. Split leaf
philodendrom, Japanese yew,
and wax myrtle complete the
picture along the side yard.
A mixture of plants has been

carefully planned to add inter-
est and color to the design sur-
rounding the home. A huge,
lush hedge of ligustrum bor-
ders the lot line, fronted with
a grouping of canna lilies in
Clinging to the mailbox is
an attractive Confederate jas-
mine almost completely cover-
ing the mailbox and supporting
post; Planted along with the
jasmine are Agapanthus "lily
of the nile." Beds of blooming
Agapanthus range throughout

the lawn.
The backyard is enclosed
by a 6-foot privacy fence
designed as a play area for
Georgia and the family pets. A
large swing invites one to "sit
a spell" and relax. Adding a
touch of whimsy are hanging
baskets attached to the fence.
If you would like to nomi-
nate a garden for a monthly
award, please contact Sallie
Malone at 647-8923 or
Charline Hargraves at 647-


From: June Lashbrook,
Program Director
I would first like to thank
you for your on-going sup-.
port in helping us recruit good
people in our community to -
represent the best interests of
abused and neglected children
in court. With your help, we'
have secured many conscien- '
tious citizens to ensure that'
the voices of the children in-
our community are heard.
We have a training class
beginning soon, and I would
like your help in running this,
public service announcement.-
The Bay County Guardian
ad Litem'Program is seeking'
volunteers to serve as advo- -
cates for abused and neglected
children. If you have been ,
searching for a unique way to '-
help the children in our comr- -
munity, and can volunteer a
few hours a month, please call -
747-5180 for more informa- -
tion and an application.
Thank you so much for
your continued support for
us in helping the children in. -
our area. If this has been -
directed to the incorrect indi-
vidual within your. organiza-
tion, please call 747,5180 and
let us know.


William "Bill" Parker

William E.P "Bill" Parker died at his resi-
dence in Port St. Joe, on Saturday, Sept. 16,
Bill was born April 10, 930, in Bainbridge,
Ga. He grew up in Bainbridge, playing both
high school and street football and helpirfg his
parents, Harmon C. and Mattie Lou Parker,
with the White Dot Grocery. After graduat-
ing from Bainbridge High School in 1949, he
served in the U.S. Navy for 23 years. For a brief
period, Bill was plant manager with Hull Metal
and Supply Co. in Jacksonville. The move to
Port St. Joe occurred in 1975 with a welding
teacher's position at Port
St. Joe High School. He retired in 1992.
Bill enjoyed this work' as he had the practical
knowledge coupled with the ability to envision
patterns and design. Although welding skills
were taught, Bill considered everyday lessons
of life equally as important to his students.
Brothers Harmon 0. Parker of Columbus, Ga.,
and Pasco E Parker of Albany, Ga., predeceased
him as well as his parents. Kathryn Parker,
his wife, is thankful for the journey with Bill

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as together they have listened to each other's
heartbeat, discovering the simple pleasures
and God-given joys of life itself. His sister, Mary
Ann Parker is living in our neighborhood of Port
St. Joe. Daughters Gayle Landrum (Walter) of
Bainbridge, and Paula Parker of Atlanta join
son Richard Parker (Sheila) of Overstreet, Fla.,
as adult children. Grandsons include Walt
Landrum (Ashlee), Wally Landrum (Jen), and
Malachi Parker. Granddaughters are Lael and
Savannah Parker with Ashtyn Landrum as the
Bill's mother-in-law and father-inlaw,
Harold and Clara Moore, are proud to have
shared their daughter with him. In blended
families there are often caring members who
are considered as extended family because they
offer such loving impartial support to so many.
A few of these beloved adults are Debra Corley,
Deborah Hewitt, Carlynn Kenna and JoAnn
The funeral services were held at 11 a.m.
EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at St. James
Episcopal Church. Interment followed in Holly
Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family
requests that donations in his name be made
to Covenant Hospice, 107 W 19th St., Panama
City, FL 32405, or to cancer research at the

Mayo Clinic.
All services are under the direction of the
Comforter Funeral Home.

Martin H. Bowman
Martin H Bowman, 84, of Port St. Joe, Fla.,
died peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2006, at
7:25 p.m. CDT at Clifford Chester Sims State
Veterans Home in Springfield, Fla. He was born
near Fivepointville, Pa. Martin worked for Vitro
as an electronic technician for 31 years and
retired in 1990. He served in the U.S. Army
from 1942 to 1945, and fought overseas in
the Battle of the Bulge where he was wounded
and received a Purple Heart, and a Certificate
of Honor awarded to him by the city and the
county of Lancaster, Pa., for his service in the
Armed Forces. Martin was a member of First
Baptist Church in Port St. Joe, Fla. Survivors
include his wife, Elsie M. Musser Bowman of
56 years; one daughter, Sharon Rose Larsen
and husband, Gary C.; one son, Kenneth
Dale Bowman and wife, Joann Donato, all of
Orlando, Fla.; grandchildren, Brian Larsen of

Mims, Fla., Gary Carl Larsen Jr. of Orlando,
Fla., and Robert Bowman of Weston, Fla.;
brothers and sisters include Eugene, husband
of Betty, both deceased, Paul, husband of Elva,
both deceased, Walter, deceased husband of
Sadie of Graterford, Pa., Melvin, widower of
LaFern of Stevens, Pa., Mabel, married to Elam
Burkholder, both deceased, Leroy, married to
the late Lydia Ann of Bretheren Village Home
in Lancaster, Pa., Dallas, deceased husband
of Elsie of Lancaster, Pa., Blanche, married
to Paul Polychronis of Dover, N.H., and Amn
Mae,-widow of Tom McCoy of Milton Grove, Pa.
Graveside funeral services for Martin will be
conducted at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006, in
Holly Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Brent Vicket-y
officiating. The family will receive friends at
the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday,
Sept. 9, 2006. The family wishes to express, a
special thanks to Chester Sims State Veterahs
Home and Emerald Coast Hospice. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be made
to Gideons International or to First Baptist
Church in Port St. Joe in honor of Martin
Bowman. Expressions of sympathy may be
submitted and viewed at our online obituaries

Heritage Funeral.


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Spraying for

Dog Flies

Gulf County Mosquito
Control is sending this
Public notice to inform citi-
zens that live in close prox-
imity of the Gulf County
coastline, that due to exces-
sive numbers of Dog Flies,
the State will be spraying-
along the beaches at ran-
dom times for the next sev-
eral weeks.
The initial spraying will
take place along Indian Pass
and the Cape. Other area$
may be added as counts.

Thank you,
Ark Cothran
Asst. Director of the
Gulf Co. Mosquito Control-


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507 10th Street, Port St. Joe L.F.D.
(850) 229-8111 (850) 227-1818...

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Personal Injury Real Estate
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Abe Springs Baptist Church

Pastor Appreciation

Abe Springs Baptist
Church will be celebrat-
ing Pastor Appreciation Day
and the pastor's birthday on
Sunday, September 24, 2006.
Rev. Allen Pitts and wife, Betty,
will celebrate 25 years of ser-
vice at the church and Allen
will celebrate his 55"' birth-
The church was founded
in July 1917. The first church
was a wood frame building and
in the 1950's, the block build-
ing was built and is still going
strong today. This church too,
was built by the members of
the church. Most of the older
members and officials have
gone on to be with the Lord
land are buried at the church
On April 21, 1973 Allen

and Betty were married in the
church, and in 1981, Allen was
called to pastor the church.
Allen and Betty give all the
credit to the Lord for their mar-
riage, the 25 years of service
to the church and for Allen's
55th birthday. The church is a
small country church with a
big heart and lots of love. Allen
works for the phone company
during the week and Betty
works for Dr. Edewaard. Allen
and Betty have been blessed
with a wonderful church fam-
ily. Family and friends play an
important role in their lives
when it comes to ministering,
as you need all the prayers
and support from everyone
and you have to be dedicated
to serving the Lord and put
God first in everything.

Please make plans to
attend this special service
which will begin at 10 am.
Gospel singing group, Cross
Cut, from Panama City along
with Elizabeth McCormick will
be ministering in the morning
service. Sunday School will
be omitted and singing will
begin at 10 am. A covered dish
dinner will follow after the
morning service. Please come
by and congratulate Allen
and Betty and wish Allen a
happy 55"' birthday. If you are
unable to attend and would
like to send a card, please
send to Abe Springs Baptist
Church, 12912 SW CR 275,
Blountsfown, FL 32424 or call
850-674-5880 or 850-674-

:Church of God in Christ Founder's Day

The Church of God in
Christ Gulf Coast District
2Missionary Installation Service
',installing Deborah Crosby will
,take place at 3 p.m. ET on
'Sept. 23.
For additional informa-

tion please contact Lois Byrd be blessed.
at 229-6092. The Port St. Joe Church
Your presence, support of God in Christ is located at
and prayers are greatly appre- 163 Avenue D.
ciated. Elder, David Woods, Jr.
Thanks in advance for Pastor.
your participation. Come and

.Thompson Temple First Born

:Church of the Living God
- Men & Women Day Observance
September 24, 2006
Sunday School 10:00 AM
Morning Worship 11:30 AM
We invite you, you, and you

God Bless!
-:A Celebration of
the life of Betty
SWard Clark

SSeptember 23,
2:00 PM.
St. James'
Episcopal Church.
S> 800 22nd
SPort St. Joe,

Baptist Church
Dalkeith Baptist
Church will 'cel-
ebrate homecoming
on October 1, 2006.
Former Pastor, John
Clenney, will be
the,. guest speaker.
Services will begin
at 10:30 AM. Dinner
will follow.

I The Potter's House
Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
850-639-5993 850-639-4588
636 Second Street* Post Office Box 631 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.
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E. o 'r,'. Imoniifrt.e 11 aa.
Oak orove Assembly of God
David .. fernandez. Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 'Parsonage: 850-2296271
613 Madison Street Port St. Joe. fC
Schedule of Services
S n,. tLWednesday.
5un.ta 5.7'(,o o 4 imn .Mid "}1".',' 1t'.1/ 1.2F"
Mornlng'Worship 10:45am Mdl',ifit'l ,'ra.h d r pn
Xids'on the Move 1O:45am Instry n Action 6:15pm
1 L '.'F04 Ttamnna i .ia ,,.r ir'
"' Men's Ministrv-., ,,nJ.! c 0rm
Ladles Mpnistry- Tuesday- 7:00pm
Dynamic 17raise &Worsship -reachig the Pure Word .237.

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

Rev. Malcolm "Mac" Fulcher
Jeff Witty
Minister ofMusic/Youtl
Deborah Loyless
Director ofChildren Ministries c -

Jesus is Lord and He is waiting
fitblanlb viewt japtist fburcf
382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.

Mike Westbrook,

Morning Worship 11:00
Evening Service 7:00 p
Discipleship Training 6:00 p
Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p

church of Christ
at the Beaches
Established 33 AD in Jerusalem

We meet at -~ 314 Firehouse Road
Overstreet ~ 850.647.1622
Sunday Bible Study 10:00am EST
Sunday Worship 11:00am EST
Wednesday Bible Study 7:30pm EST
"We are about our Fathers business"




CatxiOc Church of GufCounly

St. Joseph Parish
20th & Monument, Port St Joe, FL, 227-1417
All Mass times EDT:
Saturday: 4:00 pm, Sunday: 9:30
Monday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30 am
Wednesday: 5:30 pm
En Espanol: 8:00 am, last Sunday of Month
St. Lawrence Mission
788 N Hwy 71 Wewahitchka, FL
Sunday: 11:00 am (CDT)

"Our CilUrci can6 t Iaur tirntc '

First uChrch of the :aari'nc
-'420 on5 7;' r U, nu Fortr .t jo 'F nd,a 3 :.'! 2
(850) 229-9596

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111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Suday WorshipService: 9:00 a.m. CST
SundaShool: 10:15 am. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist churchh
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820

family life (hunh
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship :. m-'
"" palachcola ranorname LCIy
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening <
Pastors Andrew
Cathy Rutherford Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates *Family ife Church
Visit our website at: Wewohitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)

"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
Romans 16:16

The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, \We wahitchka
(1/4 Mile North of the Qverstreet Road)
(850) 639-5401
Sunday Bible Study 9:00 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. CT

9 a.m. Sunday
9:30 a.m. Sunday
Call 229-8310

P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue

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

F-irst Baptist Church

Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Michael Rogers, .Minister to Students
Sunday School .......... ....... 9:45 am
Worship SeNvice ...... .... 8:30 & 1 1 -00 am
Disciple Training ........ ....... .. 6:00 pm
Evening Worship .................. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .......... 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri. Devotion on 105.5 FM ..... 7.49 am ET
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First Baptist Church
located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
Corner of 5sl. d" i. ,'i, i ..', 5. ,4 ... .
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!

FW kI "A Reformed Voice
f in the Community"-

| 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.
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Faith Christian School



8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School9:45
Child Care Provided for at 11:00 850-227-1845

Worship with us at

Long Avenue Baptist Church

Where Faith, Family &


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

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

Cotectmporary Service 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.
M i ll s ahO 6a.m.
.i i., ..-.. 7:00p.m.
All Times are EST

Come into

The Star

today to let everyone in the
community know what's
happening in your church!





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Meeting Schedule for Local
Gulf County School Board
The School Board meets once a month,
typically the second Tuesday of the month,
though during the summer that schedule is
subject to change. Meetings are typically con-
ducted at district offices located on Middle
School Drive in Port St. Joe, though dur-
ing the school year the board conducts one
monthly meeting at high schools at each end
of the county.
A public hearing on the budget will be
held Sept. 13 at 4:30 p.m., followed by the
School Board's regular meeting at 6 p.m.
Postings of all School Board regular
and special meetings and workshops can be
found at the district offices.

City of Port St. Joe
The Port St. Joe City Commission
conducts regular meetings twice a month, on
the first and third Tuesdays of the month at
6 p.m. ET in the Commission meeting room
on the second floor of City Hall on Cecil G.
Costin Blvd. near Reid Avenue.
Postings of all City Commission regular
and special meetings and workshops can be
found at City Hall.
City of Wewahitchka
The Wewahitchka City Commission
conducts regular meetings twice a month,
on the second and fourth Mondays of each
month at 6 p.m. CT in the first floor meeting
room at City Hall.
Postings of all City Commission regular


and special meetings and workshops can be
found at City Hall on Second Street.
Board of County Commissioners
The Board of County Commissioners
conducts regular meetings twice a month,
at 6 p.m. ET on the secondhand fourth
Tuesday of each month in the Commission
meeting room located in the Robert Moore
Administrative Building next to the County
Courthouse on Cecil G. Costin Blvd.
Postings of all regular and special meet-
ings and workshops can be found at the
Robert Moore Administrative Building.
City of Mexico Beach
The Mexico Beach City Council con-
ducts its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m.
CT on the second Tuesday of each month in
the Civic Center located behind the business

district on 30th and 31st Streets.
Postings of all regular and special meet-
ings and workshops can be found at City
Hall, located on 14"1 Street, or the Civic
County Economic Development Council
The EDC conducts a monthly meeting,
typically during the lunch hour of the first'-
Tuesday of the month at Sunset Coastal -
Grill. For more information contact the EDC .
at 229-1901. ,
A note to civic organizations and'
other groups in the area: submit meet .
ing times and locations to the news- -
paper and we will publish them each ,,
week on this page. -



Gulf County Public Library
Port St. Joe Branch 229-
Hours Open:
Monday 10-8,
Tuesday 10-8
Thursday 10-6
Friday 10-6
Saturday 10-4
Friends of the Library
First Monday of Every
Month at 5:30 p.m. Come join
Friends of Library Book
Third Saturday of
Every Month- 10-2 p.m.
Upcoming events
Book Sale-Sept. 23,
Dedication and Open
House of the New .genealogy
room-Oct. 25, 2006; 2-4 PM

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Located at 2475
Garrison Avenue Port St.
Joe, FL 32456
Will provide a series of
Child Birth Classes in 6 ses-
sions that will be held on
Thursday from 5:30-7:30
PM. ET and will meet on
these dates: Sept. 28, Oct. 5,
Oct. 12, Oct. 19, Oct. 26, and
Nov. 3, 2006 for last class.
Classes will be located at the
Gulf County Health Dept.,
2475 Garrison Avenue, Port
St. Joe, FL 32456. Please
call to Reserve Your Spot by
Sept. 25, 2006 so we will
provide adequate seating.
Patricia Rickards, FSW,
CPCE, BSW 227-1276 x150
Jill Jones, MSW, CPCE
227-1276 x126

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Annual Health

Coming Up

October is a very significant cies, private
month in terms of health aware- individuals wt
ness. At some point during the adults in Gul
month we will have National one mission is
Breast Cancer Awareness, er once a y
Lupus Awareness, National information
Depression Awareness, on health and
World Blindness Awareness, which can effe
EpilepsyAwareness, Glaucoma of our county
Awareness, Deaf and Disability dents,
Awareness. Whew!! So many This is
health issues ... so much to event. Last yea
learn. How does one possible 300 people fill
say on top of all the possi- of the Senior
abilities, which can effect our ly accepting
health as we grow older? screenings, ex
Gulf County Senior educational m
Citizens in conjunction with betes, depres
The InterAgency Council for home and comr
Seniors offers the perfect way durable med:
to keep yourself informed, get hurricane pre
free health screenings and cise and house:
learn about community ser- The day
vices all while having fun. ly door prize
The Annual Gulf County nutritious sna
Health Fair will, be held at Mark you
the Port St. Joe Senior and call your best
Community Center on Friday, and Dad, and
October 6t from 10:00'am til yourself. For
2:00 pm. mation, call Se
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of state federal and local agen-


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-The September Meeting of
AARP chapter #4325 has been
postponed to Friday, Sept. 22,, ,
2006. The meeting will be held,
at the Mexico Civic Center at \
pm CDT.
Please join us for an "Ic.
Cream Social." All members-
and prospective members are"
invited. Cookies will also be"
most welcome. See you there!

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Music in the Park, Each Thursday night at 6 pm (CT)
in Sunset Park, Mexico Beach
: Beach Blast Olympic Triathlon & Duathlon,
September 23, Beacon Hill Park, Great sports event
involving swimming, biking and running. More infor-
Mexico Beach Coastal Cleanup. September 16 at
Sunset Park on U.S. 98 in Mexico Beach. Begins at
8a.m. CT and ends at 11 a.m.
Paws in th Park, September 30, Centennial Park in
Port St. Joe. Festivities begin at 9a.m.

Music by the Bay, Each Thursday in Frank Pate Park,
Port St. Joe
Annual Catfish Classic Fishing Tournament, October
6-7, Wewahitchka
Florida Panhandle Birding and Wildflower Festival,
October 6-8, St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserves, Port
St. Joe
Annual Art and Wine Festival, October 21, Driftwood
Inn, Mexico Beach
Downtown Trick or Treat, October 31, Reid Avenue,
Port St. Joe
The Oyster Spat Festival, Oct. 6- 8, St. George

Send Your Community Events to:
Write To: Fax To: Be sure to put Community News as the
The Star/Community Events (850) 227-7212 subject when mailing.
P.O. Box 308 Email To:
Port St Joe, FL 32457 Announcements are limited to 50 words,
and will run for a maximum of 4 weeks.

Vincent Island Tours

and 13 (Wednesday through
Friday). The tours are sched-
uled to leave the Refuge's
Indian Pass boat dock at 8:00
a.m., E.D.T. and will return
at approximately 1:00 p.m.,
E.D.T. Transportation across
Indian Pass will be provided
for participants of the Open
House Tours.
Those wishing to partici-
pate must make reservations
by phone at 850/653/8808
beginning on September 25.
Reservations will be limited to
four individuals per group.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service former Director Mollie

Beattie established NATIONAL
Beattie said, "We hope to
make all Americans aware of
the National Wildlife Refuge
System as places to enjoy
wildlife, to hunt, to fish, to
watch, and to learn about our
natural heritage."
In addition to the open
house tours, the Refuge will
be conducting tours, October
6 and 7, 2006, as, part of the
Florida Panhandle Birding and
Wildflower Festival (October
6-8, 2006). For more infor-
mation on the festival you

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Wildlife Refuge will be conduct-
ing tours during the second
week of October. Participants
will have the opportunity to
become better acquainted
with their refuge and its var-
ied wildlife and wildlife habi-
tats. The Open House is part
of'the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service, "National Wildlife
Refuge Week", October 8- 14,
One tour will be con-
ducted daily October 11, 12


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September 23rd beginners
bitd walk "Breakfast with
the Birds" at the Panama
City Garden Club. Starts at
7:30 AM. Refreshments will
be provided. Beginners wel-
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the fastest growing outdoor
activity is about. Binoculars
and guides are provided.
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Quilt Club

Panhandle Piecemakers'
Quilt. Club will meet
Thursday, September 14,
7:00 PM EST, at St. James'
Episcopal Church on 22nd
Sandy Mclnnis will
present the program! fol-
lowing the business meet-
ing. Refreshments will be
served by Sandy McInnis
and Carol Utzinger. Guests
are always welcome, so
anyone who is interested in
quilting should feel free to
come and enjoy.

Wine Dinner Sept. 21
5 Courses, each paired with a
Complimentary tasting of wine

Loggerhead Grill Now Offering
Weekly Prix Fixe "Early Bird" Menu
Four Courses $24.95
Available Nightly 5pm-7pm

Check out our NEW MENU @
980 Cape San Bias Road,
Cape San Bias, Florida

Please do not feed the wild
dolphins in the bay. Remem-
ber to stay at least 50 yards
away from wild dolphins. Use
binoculars to watch them play.

HtmlResAnchor www. or e-
info(a) or
phone 850/229/1797.
As a reminder, the Refuge
is open to the public year-
round during daylight hours
except during hunt periods.
Special permits or prior
notice are not required to
visit except during the hunts.
Transportation to the Refuge
is the responsibility of the visi-
tor when not in conjunction
with a specific refuge activity.
"Our mission is working
with others to conserve, pro-
tect, and enhance fish, wild-
life, and plants and their habi-
tats for the continuing benefit
of the American people."

Apalachicola Community Yard Sale, Oct. 7,
3rd Annual Apalachicola Bay Chamber Golf
Tournament, Oct. 11, St. James Bay Golf Course,
Lanark Village
Dixie Does Nashville, Part Deux, Songwriters in the
Round, Oct. 13-14, Dixie Theatre, Apalachicola

43rd Annual Florida Seafood Festival, Nov. 3-5,
Battery Park, Apalachicola
4th Annual Jazz Festival, Nov. 10-11, Dixie Theatre,
Annual Christmas Celebration, Nov. 24, Downtown
Historic Apalachicola

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Field Operations Weekly Report

Gulf County Sheriff's Arrest Log

The Gulf County Sheriff's
Office will be conducting vehi-
cle safety inspections during
the months of September and
October. The safety inspec-
tion check points will be at
various locations through-
out the county, Highway 71
north of Westarm Creek
Bridge, Highway 22 near the
intersection of Highway 22A,
Highway 71 Honeyville Area,
Highway 98 St. Joe Beach,
Highway 98 and Garrison
Ave, C30 Simmons Bayou.

John Charles Hall, 43,
Wewahitchka, Aggravated

Byron Bernard Butler,
25, Wewahitchka, Felon in
Possession of Firearm
Scott Wesley Burkett, 41,
Port St. Joe, Child Support


Timothy Taunton, 43,
Wewahitchka, Battery

Stacy Gainous, 21, Port
St. Joe, Resisting without

Timothy Gainous, 23,
Port St. Joe, Fleeing and

Lonnie Charles Wymes,
31, Wewahitchka, Violation

John Kenneth Carpenter,
47, Port St. Joe, DUI

Charles Christian Cook,
45, Alabama, DWLSR

Casey Trickey Hopper,
25, Port St. Joe, DWLSR

Robert Stebel, 25, White
City, Aggravated Assualt

On 9/12/2006 the Gulf
County Sheriff's Office
received information that two
fugitives wanted in Michigan
in connection with a home
invasion robbery were in the
Wewahitchka area. The pair
had moved in with an older
couple in the Red Bull Island
Area. The residents of the
house, were evacuated and an
entry team arrested the pair
without incident. Brandon
Corey Hankins, 22, and a
15 year old female juvenile
were arrested. During inter-
views with investigators,
the pair admitted to com-
mitting between 20 and 25
burglaries on their trip from
Michigan to Wewahitchka.
Hankins is currently in
the Gulf County Jail being
held without bond, and the
juvenile is in the custody of
the Department of Juvenile

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This report represents
some significant events the
FWC handled over the past
week; however, it does not
include all actions taken
by the Division of Law


Lt. Arnie McMillion
and Officer Scott Hoffman
worked the Labor Day
weekend checking persons
harvesting scallops in St.
Joseph Bay. Three cases
were made for over-the-bag-
limit, as well as numerous
warnings for the same. In
one particular case, two sub-
jects were five gallons over
the limit of whole scallops in
the shell. The subjects were
cited and scallops returned
to the water alive. The other
cases involved shucked meat
which was donated to a local
non-profit organization.

Officers Dennis Palmer
and Mark Clements noticed
several Hispanic males and
one female who were wade
fishing by the Port of Panama
City. Upon noticing their
patrol boat, the subjects
ducked down into the water.
The officers could only get
within 50.feet of the subjects,
due to ,shallow water as the
subjects started running for
the shoreline. Two of the
subjects were noted carrying
bags that appeared to contain
crabs and fish. Both officers
jumped into the water in an
attempt to stop them. Officer
Palmer's subject resisted and
was attempting to run away
with a handcuff dangling
from one arm. The sub-
ject was caught and booked
into the Bay County Jail for
resisting, interference, and
no fishing license.1"
Officer Joe Chambers
worked a boating accident
on' Deer Point Lake. A small
boat with two occupants had
collided with a tree. The
boat's operator was taken
to the hospital. Investigator
Neal Goss responded to the
hospital'and is now investi-
gating the case. Indications
are that alcohol was a con-
tributing factor.
Officer Gary Tolbert

responded to a boating acci-
dent at a local marina where
a boater ran his boat onto
the stern of a docked vessel.
The operator was found at
fault and issued a citation.
Officer David Erdman
had a busy afternoon this
past week. Officer Erdman
apprehended three subjects
for BUI in addition to six
citations issued to six sepa-
rate boaters in the span of
a four hour period. Without
the Intoxilizer 8000, most of
that time would have taken
Officer Erdman off of the
water to process' the BUI.
With the availability, of a
waterfront jail, Bay County
officers can deliver defen-
dants directly to the facility
with little delay.*
Officers Neal Goss and
Nick Price made seven sepa-
rate undersize or over-the-
bag limit violation cases
within two days. The cases
included red snapper, red
grouper, king mackerel,
cobia, and .trigger fish.

On Sept.. 8 officers, in
conjunction with an investi-
gator, worked a detail dealing
with commercial oystering
during a weekend closure. A
vessel on Cat Point was fol-
lowed after it was observed
unloading commercial quan-
tities of oysters. Officers
also observed selling of the
product to, a restaurant in
Apalachicola. Citations were
issued to both ithe harvester
and the buyer. The oysters
were seized and returned to
the bay.
Officer Don Walker
issued citations and warn-
ings to subjects who were in
possession of six undersize
redfish and no non-resident
fishing licenses.

September 8-14. Officer
Keith Clark worked inshore/
near shore JEA Patrol in the
area of Pensacola Pass. He
checked 19 vessels and 34
users and issued fourindi-
viduals citations for posses-.
sion of undersize red snap-
. Sept. 9, at approximate-
ly 9:11 p.m. a vessel crash
occurred, near the mouth of'
Bayou Grande. Officers Fred

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responded to the scene and
found an 18-foot center
console vessel with a 150
hp engine beached about
90 feet onto the shoreline.
The operator of the vessel
apparently missed the IC-W
marked channel by several,
hundred feet as he attempted
to enter Bayou Grande fromr
Pensacola Bay. There were,
four passengers on board,''
two of which were transport-
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suffered severe head trauman.',
The uninjured vessel opera- -
tor was arrested for BUI arnd "
issued citations for violation
of Inland Navigation Rules
resulting in an accident. -
Sept. 12, while conduct-
ing fisheries inspections,
Officer Keith Clark located an ;
individual with an outstand-
ing warrant from Santa Rosa
County for worthless checks. -
Officer Gary Ridaught assist-'
ed' with the transport -to
Escambia County Jail.

On Wednesday evening,;
Officer Royce Johnson was
exiting the Hutton Unit. W\A.
in Harold when he observed-
an SUV with three occu--
pants operating carelessly.
After stopping the vehicle, '
the operator exhibited signs -
of alcohol impairment. The;
driver was incarcerated- "
at Santa Rosa County Jail,
where he provided a BA(d of
.221 and .224. The drt*er'
was recently released from;,
prison after serving time foir
reckless driving, fleeing, to. "
elude, and battery on a-Mw! -
enforcement officer. This-
is, a third DUI arrest -fpr-
the driver who was issued
an additional citation for an :
open container. A male pas- r
sender was also issued a cita-
tion for an open container..

Sept. 8, Officers Shelby
Williams and Mike Guy
observed two subjects spear
fishing at the Destin Pass
Jetties which is a prohibited-
area for spear fishing. The
subjects immediately tried -to
conceal the spears when they.
observed the officers. The -
spears were recovered from .-
the water and both subjects
were cited for spear fishing
in a prohibited area.
Sept. 9, K-9 Officer
Danny Arnette was on
patrol of the Antioch ROad
area. near Yellow River whtn
he heard what sounded Dike
gunshot. Upon investigation.
Officer Arnette found a vehi-
cle driving out a dead-tnd
road. He stopped the vehicle .'
as it tried to go around him. -.
The driver and passenger
were both nervous. Officer
Arnette found two grams .of
crack cocaine and smokilig
paraphernalia in the vehicle.
Both men were arrestedon
the drug charges. The driver
also received a citation ,for
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F Nith Nhrisews Column
Faith Christian School

September 14, 2006

Faith Christian Christmas'
card sales are over! Many
thanks to all who supported
us with purchases and con-
tributions. We are also very
grateful to our students and
parents who worked so hard
to make this effort a success.
Items purchased should
be received during the first
part of October and delivery
should be made promptly.
Our K 3 class has a
secret! A special guest came
last week. It was Mother
.Goose who entertained the
children with a reading of
"The Three Little Kittens."
Afterwards, the students
acted it out, then they all cel-
ebrated by eating some pie.
New to our faculty this
year is Mrs. Mary Atilla. Mary
and Sam, her husband of 40
years (congratulations), came
to St. Joe from Pennsylvania.
They have one daughter and
five grandchildren who live
"there. Mary earned a degree
iii business management

with a specialty in travel and
tourism from Erie Business
Center in Pennsylvania. After
working for a number of years,
she returned to EBC to teach
classes there. Sam is retired
military, so the Atillas have
lived many places world-wide

- from Switzerland to
Hawaii. When he was
stationed at Tyndall,
they both acquired a
taste for this area and
decided to retire here.
Mary and Sam may
be retired, but they
are not inactive. Both
sing in the choir at
the Methodist Church
where they are mem-
bers, and both are
staunch supporters
of the St Joe Sharks
football team. Mary
teaches 10th and 11th
grade science and
history and brings a
wealth of knowledge
and experience to her
classes. Welcome to
FCS, Mary! *



September 20, 2006

This has been a very wet
week, but it has not dampened
our spirits at Faith Christian
at all. We are all very grate-
ful, however, that Florence
decided not to bless us with
her presence.
We really miss our
"Miss Sherry." Mrs. Sherry
Davidson, our regular middle
school English teacher, has
been at the UAB Hospital in
Birmingham. She is recuper-
ating from surgery arid needs
our prayers for her complete
Progress Reports

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Another way FCS supports our men in uniform! Pictured with Josh Duty
are teacher, Mrs. Kathie Sarmiento, and 4th grade students Elisha Vereen,
Rachel Douglas, Caitlin Godwin, Marcel Duarte, Josh, James Austin Wiley,
and Coy Burke.)

PSJ Middle School News

Parents: if you are not
getting paperwork about
.the science fair from your
child, you can check Mrs.
Edmiston's lesson plan site
-and get the information. It's
http://lessonplans.gulf.kl2. You must click on her
-'name beside her picture to
get to her index page. Then
find the science fair link and
click on it. This will take
you to any information that
the students have on science
fair. Remember that Science
-Fair Projects are due 8:00
a.m. on November 27th. The
-d,ue date for the 'hypothesis
js just around the corner on
September 29th! Good Luck
On September 25, Port
'-'Saint Joe Middle School will
recognize Governor Bush's
"Family Day-A Day to Eat

Dinner with your Children".
There will be no after-school
activities and we encourage
all families to take part in the
event. Studies have shown
that spending time together
at family dinners can greatly
affect a child's decisions. This
event' is aimed at promoting
the value of family 'interac-
tion as a means of prevent-
ing and reducing substance
abuse among young people.
For more information about
Family Day please visit www.
On September 28, Port
Saint Joe Middle School
will take part in the Florida
Department of Education's
goal to break the Guinness
World Record for "The
Most People Reading Aloud
Simultaneously At Multiple

Locations". This event will
be lead by Governor Bush
reading a passage from Peter
& the Starcatchers, by Dave
Barry and Ridley Pearson.
Parents: If you need to
schedule a parent-teacher
conference please contact
Andria Butts' at 227-3211.
Please do not schedule a par-
ent-teacher conference with a
teacher. Thank you!
Here is your link http:// to an
online library of full text arti-
cles and other materials to
be used for research. The
subscription has been funded
this year by the Gulf County
Education Foundation to ben-
efit students and teachers.
This resource is available
24/7 from any computer with
internet access.

Port St. Joe' Middle
Username: psjms
Password : sharks
Does your child need
help with homework or find-
ing information on any topic?
'"Ask a Librarian" can assist
you Sunday through Friday
from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
and Saturdays from 10:00
am, to 5:00 pm. Go to www. and chat
live with a librarian from one
of Florida's public, school, or
academic libraries. Questions
can also be submitted vie e-
mail at any time.
Tutoring is available on
Monday and Tuesdays from
3:00-6:30 in the Opportunity
Center Building #1 (located
behind the PSJHS gym).
Parents may also -use the
Opportunity Center to go
online and view your child's
grades. For more informa-
tion call Gloria Gant at 229-

went out September 12.
Congratulations to our stu-
dents and teachers for all
of their good work. Let's
continue to strive to do better
and better as the year pro-
Our annual See You At
the Poles ceremony is set for
September 27. SYATP is a
meeting of parents, students,
and teachers, usually at the
flagpole, for the purpose of
praying for our nation, our
state, our county and city,
and our schools. The stu-
dents will participate in this
program, so we encourage as
many parents as can to come
to this important event. We
ask for prayers to our Father
that He will help us fulfill His
will for us, whether student,
parent, or teacher.
Faith Christian has a
program called Classroom
Angels. The Classroom Angel
program was established to


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Wayne Rowlet, Realtor
Wayne Rowlett, Realtor


Everyone wants to avoid pay-
ing more than they have to
for goods and services. When
you're talking about real estate,
the figures reach levels where a
couple percentage points make
a big difference. This is where
some sellers consider trying
it on their own, or letting "a
friend in the business" handle
the sale.
While your "friend in the busi-
ness" may be willing to provide
services at a reduced cost, it's
a suspicious proposal. Profes-
sional agents aren't normally
capable of reducing their fees,
since half of those fees go to
the buyer's company, and most
of what's left goes to the sell-
ing agent's office and paying for
Ignore the fees and ask this
question: How close is your

provide our teachers with
extra items needed to enrich
the programs they are teach-
ing. Donations of specific
items requested by the teach-
ers or donations of money to
a class are a blessing to our
school. If you, a relative, a
friend, a church, or a busi-
ness would like to donate
to this wonderful program,
please contact the school @
229 6707.

Real Estate Lifestyles, LLC
friendship and what do you
want your friend to know about
your finances? Yes, even sell-
ers may need to divulge mort-
gage details, financial back-
ground, etc.
Even if you're comfortable dis-
cussing these details with your
friend, be prepared for the un-
expected. The stress and anxi-
ety of selling can make anyone
edgy and irritated. Would you
rather take that out on your
friend, or a neutral expert who
understands what you're going
Feelings get hurt when friends
face problems in theif busi-
ness relationship. When you're
ready to sell, contact an agent
who will objectively handle the
transaction. Suddenly, you've

sold your home and made a
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Thinking of selling? Call
for a free consultation.
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While on leave, Josh Duty,
from the Air Craft Carrier
U. S. S. Eisenhower, recently
joined our 4th grade class for
a special lunch provided by
the 4th grade parents. The
class has been corresponding
with him since last year. It
was a great visit. Josh told
all about life on his ship. Josh
is the son of Bruce and Kim


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The 2006 Port St Joe
High School Homecoming
Parade will take place Friday,
September 29. The parade
will begin at 3:30 p.m. eastern
time and all floats, cars, and
marching units should be in
place by 2:45., Anyone who
\wshes to participate in the

August 14, 2006


By: Courtney Craft
Bump, set, spike! Down,
set, hut! If you go to Port St.
Joe High School you are likely
to hear these sounds com-
ing from the gym and football
field where students are work-
ing hard in athletics to bring
home another state champion-
ship to the school. Students
are also working hard in the
classrooms and in clubs try-
ing to make the school shine
in the community. Shark pride
is alive in the school and this
year is promising to be a great
Last Friday night the
football team played against
Freeport winning 10-0 bring-
ing them to three wins and one
loss. This Friday the football
team will be facing their big-
gest rival, the Wewa Gators
at home at 8:00 p.m. When I
asked Jennifer Bland had she
felt about the game she said
" It's always a good game to
watch and the students really
get spirited." Everyone come

out the cheer on the Sharks!
The volleyball team played
West Gadsden last Thursday
away and came out with a win.
Now the volleyball team has
two wins and one loss in the
district. Thursday Sept. 21
they will face Rutherford at
home, Varsity playing at 5:00
and JV at 6:00.
The ballots are in and the
Homecoming court has been
picked for PSJHS. Eleven
lucky girls were picked for
the court and they are: Jera
Ashabranner, Amy Brockman,
Angela Colsen, Samantha
Denton, Sandy Hodges, Sierra
King, Leah Miniat, Shayla
Nickson, Kate Shoaf, Kayla
Siprell, and Paige Stafford.
Good luck to all the ladies.
This year the football team will
be playing the Sneads Pirates
at 8:00 p.m. on September 29.
The City Wide Pep Rally will
be held Thursday September
28 at 9:00 p.m. in front of the
football field, so come out and
pump up your Sharks for the

parade please contact Wayne
Taylor at wtaylor(5)gulf.kl2. or I can be reached by
phone in the NJROTC Unit,
229-6177. Sorry, no political
campaign entries in the home-
coming parade.

big game.
Class News
There will be FCAT retakes
and FCAT for new students on
October 2 and 3. Seniors and
juniors, the deadline to sign
up for the October 28 ACT is
September 22 so be sure to
sign up. Homecoming week is
September 25-29 and juniors
will be decorating their class
float at GT-Com. All parents
are welcome to attend and
help support the students.
Club News
Key Club members are
reminded that new members
need three service projects to
become a member and old
members need two to stay a
member. Also Key Club mem-
bers September 30 we will be
working "Paws in the Park," so
be sure to sign up. This year
Keyettes will be inducting new
members September 21 at the
J.V football game during half

This is promising to be
exciting year and I encourage
all students to get involved.
Take a risk, join a club or try a
new sport. To everyone I leave
a quote from Anatole France
"To accomplish great things,
we must not only act, but also
dream; not only plan, but also
believe." Stay safe, have a great
week and God bless!

Remember the
30-30 Rule

30 seconds: count the seconds
between seeing lightening and hearing
thunder. If it's less than 30 seconds,
lightening is still a danger. Seek Shel-
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By: R.J. Jones, Ashley
Oglesby, Clarence Gray
Another week in
Wewahitchka High School
that was full of interesting
activities. The seniors and
juniors traveled to Port St.
Joe High School for College
day. There students explored
different college options and
found information about col-
leges they may might pur-

Senior News:
ACT Packets are due
Friday, Sept 22nd. Senior
Payments are also due -on
Sept. 28th.
Seniors need to choose
1 formal and 1 casual pose
from their Senior Portrait
proofs and label their choic-
es before sending them back.
Seniors who do not choose
their proofs will have pic-
tures put into the annual that
are chosen by the Yearbook
Company. If you have any
questions please see Mrs.
Cox in the media center.
Senior ads are still being
sold, see a year book crew
member to order yours.

The Gator Football team
played a great game against
Jay last week and pulled
away in the 4th quarter for
a 19-14 win. The Gators will
play Port St. Joe this Friday
at Port St. Joe. Come put and
support our great team!!

Attention Businesses:
If you would like to pur-
chase and Ad in the Gator
Spirit Year Book please con-
tact Priscilla Cox at 639-
5729. Thanks for supporting
our students.

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Port St Joe, FL 32457

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Division of Gulf Coast
Community College will pres-
ent Education Encore courses
on Friday from September 22,
2006 to October 27, 2006.
Education Encore pro-
vides non-credit enrichment
classes for adults on a wide
variety of topics. Education
Encore is offered for learn-
ing, fun, fellowship, enrich-
ment, meeting new friends,
and developing new interests.
This is a six-week program
(four classes each Friday fox
six consecutive Fridays.)
The courses are designed
for adults and registration will
remain open from 8 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. in the Conference
Center on the second floor
of the Student Union East
building on campus. Sign up
opportunities will continue on
weekdays until the first
class begins.
The courses offered,
among others, are as follows:
Exercise Classes (Tai
Chi, Exercise to music, Belly
Dancing, Aquatic Exercise


Several Computer Classes
We, The People
Everyday Law
Bill of Rights
Cleopatra's Daughter
Memory Enhancement -
Music Appreciation
Current Weather Topics
Financial Planning
Greece's Traditions & -
Culture -
Astronomy -
Basic Home Repair -
From Indian Mounds to -
High-Rise Condos -
Three Short America -
Electronic Future -
The fee is $80, which'.
allows individuals to take up '
to four courses. Payment is -
due at registration, which is'
first come, first serve.
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Port St. Joe Elementary would like to thank the First ;
United Methodist Church Women UMW for purchasing
over 100 children's books to give to children to read-
over the summer. Book recipients were students who are -
struggling readers and
Children who may'-
not have many books'-
at home. Children -
received books that
matched their intex-
Sest and reading leveL
The children left
excited, clutching .
S a their book tightly to
their chest or reading.
SOur PSJE Dolphinis
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ladies enough for
sharing books with'
our children.

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Gulf Coast Ev
Community College

Contractor Preparation Course
The Lifelong Learning Department of Gulf Coast Community College will now offer a
"Contractor Preparation" course beginning September 21, 2006. The Contractor Prep classes
are designed to prepare participants to take the Building Contractor State Exam.
The Contractor Program at Gulf Coast provides the necessary continuing education
requirements for various types of contractors. Instructors for the courses include Bay,
Gulf and Franklin County building code officials who will provide students with up-to-date
changes on current building codes, as well as various changes within the contractor profes-
1 sion. The twelve-week course will be held on Thursday evenings from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. in the
Technology Building, room 133. Applications for registration are now available in the Student
Union East building on campus.
For more information, call Rebekkah Heaton at 872-3821.

Faculty Recital
The Visual and Performing Arts Division of Gulf Coast Community College will
host "Faculty Recital" on September 22 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Amelia Center
Theatre on campus.
The "Faculty Recital" will feature Ms. Kristen Johnson and Dr. Hui-Ting Yang. Ms.
-Johnson is a doctoral student in vocal performance at Florida State University and teaches
applied music voice and musical theatre voice at Gulf Coast. She will perform songs from
Schubert, Roussel, Mollicone, and Tho as. Dr. Yang teaches piano performance at Florida
State University and at Gulf Coast.
The recital is free and open to the public. Donations for musical scholarships
.will be accepted at the door. For more information. ,call Rosie O'Bourke at 872-

Bay Environment Study

Team Seminar at Gulf Coast
The Ldidlong LLearning Diision of Gulf Coast Conunity College will present an
Environmental ethics seminar. in conjunction with the St. Andrew Bay Environmental Stud\
Team IBESTi. on September 20, 2006 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Student Lnion East
conleri:nce center on campus. The event is free and open to the public.
The seminar. titled "Sitting on Top of the Bay Multiple Uses of the Bays Surface." will
address the following topics:
Bay Cotmtv's role in enforcing watercraft safety
Mercury Marine on St. Andrew Bay
Sea Grass Buoys: Reducing boater impacts to sea grass beds in St. Andrews Bay
Regulating recreational \\atercraft uses on the bay
BEST subcommittee r reports including natural resources, biodiversitv and habitat.
growth management. storm water and contaminants, education,. and outreach.
The mission of BEST is to evaluate the status of the St. Andrew Bay ecosystem, identify
problems. and initiate corrective actions where necessary.
For additional information, contact Sherrie Lock at 872-3819.

-FSU Panama City Seeks Outstanding Alumni

FSU Panama City is seek-
ing nominations for FSU PC
S-alumni to be honored as this
S- ar's Notable 'Noles.
- Criteria used to select the
Notable 'Noles may include,
but is not limited to, demon-
station of excellence and ded-
ication while attending FSU
PC, contributions and involve-
"ment in his or her community,
and/or professional and career
.,accomplishment after gradu-
l Three alumni will be
selected by a panel comprised
of FSU-PC staff and students,
and will be recognized at the
annuall alumni homecoming
-juncheon on November 13,
a-4d at the homecoming cel-
t-Qbration on November 17.
Nomination forms may
be completed online at www. or by stopping by

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2 p.m. Eastern, it is already
making enough money to pay
vet bills and purchase sup-
plies and food for the ani-
mals that volunteers had been
providing out of their own
The shop is always in
need of volunteer help and
donations of clothes, books,
kitchenware, jewelry, appli-
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Help Needed
And volunteers are even
more important now to the
F Humane Society than ever
' because of recent happenings
" in Port St. Joe.
Both the Mexico Beach
Animal Clinic and now the
Port St. Joe Animal Clinic are
closed. The Humane Society
now must take all animals
either to Apalachicola Bay

Animal Clinic in Eastpoint,
or to locations in Callaway,
which costs much more in
terms of time and especially
"We've made arrange-
ments," said Lee. "Dr.
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Callaway are stepping in. And
Parkway Animal Hospital in
Callaway, they always help.
"The major problem is
the time, plus expenses and
gas." -
So Paws in the Park and
the Bow Wow Bash are not
just excuses for fun times, or
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will act as auctioneer. "The rain has stopped
us cold," said Carolyn Lee,
New Animal Shelter who, with her husband Leon,
All the proceeds from founded the St. Joe Bay
both September 30 events Humane Society. "We've been
will go toward the new Gulf trying to pour the footers for
County animal shelter that is two weeks now."
underway. The county prepped the
Ground for the new shel- site by digging down five to
ter was broken in August at eight feet and replacing the
the end of 10th Street in Port existing sand and peat with
St. Joe, just past the city's dirt to create a more stable
Public Works building. foundation for the building.
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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, September 21, 2006 SECTION C

Following the Heart and Realizing a Dream

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
When she was in high school Rhonda
Harrison discovered a passion in the beauty of
flowers and the delicacies of floral design.
Today, she has realized the dream of her
own shop with the assistance of her sister,
Joanna White.
The sisters, Rhonda, the green thumb,
and Joanna, the business brains, have opened
a new floral shop in the long-time location of
Ard's Florists.
That store, Expressions from the Heart,
represents a destination at the end of a some-
times circuitous route for both sisters.

"We are in for the long haul," White said
on a recent weekday morning. "I have a peace
about this. This is her (Rhonda's) dream. She's
allowing me to be a part of it.
"She knows her stuff."
That is the result of years of work in the
business of flowers, arrangements, holidays
and reaching out to customers to meet their
needs at sometimes difficult times.
While in high school, Harrison participated
in a work-study program which brought under

the wing of Heddy Garcia, the long-
time owner of a floral shop in Port
St. Joe.
"I just kept on going from there,"
Harrison said.
She spent years under the tute-
lage of Garcia and later Tom Ard
of Ard's Florist, steadily honing her
skills, which are display during a
walk around the Expressions from
the Heart main showroom, where a
variety of arrange-
S ments are adorning
walls and floors.
"You have
pictures to guide
you, but mostly
you improvise,"
Harrison said. "We
call it ad-libbing in
the business. You

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Sisters Rhonda Harrison (left) and Joanna White have opened a
new floral shop on Reid Avenue.

have to be smarter than what
you are working with."
Having honed her chops
under Garcia and Ard,
Harrison longed to strike out
on her own.
The opportunity arrived
when Ard was bought out,
his merchandise moved
down the street to another
florist, freeing up the location
at 200-B Reid Avenue in Port
St. Joe's business district,
next to the Radio Shack.
"The opportunity was

Tim Croft/Star
Rhonda Harrison, with a healthy dose of what she called
"ad-libbing" is creating floral arrangements for a variety of

there," White said. "There was only one florist
in town. Rhonda has the ability and there was
an opportunity, so we seized it. Everybody knew
this as Ard's so the location was perfect."
White, when she decided to become her
sister's "silent" partner, was gazing down the
road toward a time when she would step away
from her position as president of the Capital
City Bank branch in Port St. Joe.
"I'd like to retire in 15 or 16 years and I'd
like to have a job to come to, but not work full-
time," White said.

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Where: Port St Joe Centennial Park
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Daytime Canine Carnival Fun 9am 1pm
Various activities such as Dog Dunking for hot dogs, Photos with
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booth, and much more.
8 am 5K Fun Run (With dog optional)
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* 11 am 2:00 pm Cash Lunch (Donated by Lions Club
and Cooked by South Gulf County Vol. Fire Department)
* 1 pm K-9 Demonstration by Gulf County Sheriff's
Canine Unit

6-10pm Casual evening event in the Centennial Building
Live Music by Charlie & Dana Black & John Mazz
Food, brink (Cash Bar), Dancing and Lots of fun
$30 per ticket Drawing for 1979 Corvette
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Hundreds of folks streamed through the Centennial Building
this past weekend as the Forgotten Coast Home Builders
Association held its first Home and Garden Show.
The crowds were steady as they glimpsed a variety of prod-
ucts, from the stone craftsmanship from Kilgore's to the prod-
ucts found at St. Joe Rent-All to the services provided by Bailey,
Bishop and Lane.
Roughly two dozen vendors set up booths and food, bever-
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Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson today deployed the
Department's food safety
inspectors to make sure
that fresh bagged spinach
has been removed from the
.produce aisles of Florida
supermarkets and other retail
food stores.
Bronson's action comes
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Attorney General Charlie
Crist today announced that
his office will file a motion
to intervene in a case
before the Florida Public
Service Commission seeking
approximately $143 million
in rebates for customers of
Progress Energy Florida,
,Inc. The motion to intervene
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warning advising consumers
throughout the country to
avoid eating the product
because of its association
with approximately 50 cases
of E. coli in eight states.
While no reported illnesses
have occurred in Florida, the
warning covers the entire
"We want to be sure
that our supermarkets and

other retailers have received
the word from the federal
government about consumers
avoiding fresh bagged
spinach," Bronson said.
Toward that end,
inspectors from the
department's Food Safety
Division are on the lookout
for the product while they are
out performing their routine
sanitation inspections of food
stores. If any such product is

found, inspectors will n
store personnel of the
Most of Florida's m
supermarket chains alr
have removed fresh ba
spinach from their st
but it is unclear whe
some of the state's smi
grocery stores have rece
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pulled the product from
produce aisles.

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to Progres
Progress Energy customers
have been improperly billed
for the company's use of
unnecessarily expensive coal
and should be reimbursed.
"Floridians are already
struggling with the high costs
of energy in our state," said
Crist. "This company had no
business putting a heavier
burden on its customers."
Two of Progress Energy's
plants, Crystal River #4 and

s Energy C
#5, were specifically designed
to burn a less expensive type
of coal, which raised the
costs of building the facilities.
Instead, the company has
been burning an alternative
grade of coal that is more
expensive and has passed
the higher costs on to its
customers, in addition to
the costs of building the
.plants. The requested refund
amount is based 6n billings

by Progress Energy from 1996
through 2005, the period
during which the company
billed customers for the use
of the more expensive coal.
Progress Energy has more
than. 1.6 million customers
in Florida.
Crist's motion to intervene
will be filed before the Public
Service Commission tomorrow

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Poisonous Plants

By Roy Lee Carter
County Extension
Summer is a great time
to enjoy things like hik-
ing and camping. But,
before you go tromping off
into beckoning woods, you
should familiarize your--
self with some of the more
common poisonous plants.
A little preparation could
save you days of uncom-
fortable after effects, result-
ing from contact with such
noxious weeds.
Usually, we think of
poisonous plants as spe-
cies found only in the
woods. Actually, they are
everywhere. In this arti-
cle, I will describe three
common poisonous plants
- poison ivy, poison oak
and sumac, and tell you

where you might find them.
My information on poison-
ous plants was provided by
extension urban horticul-
turist dr. Robert black, of
the University of Florida's
institute of food and agri-
cultural sciences.
Now is a good time to
be discussing poisonous
plants, because the sap of
these leafy enemies is most
abundant during the sum-
mer. It's usually the sap,
which causes the problems.
Poisonous plants can be
divided into two groups
those, which cause skin
irritation, and those, which
cause internal distress, and
in rare cases, even death.
Many factors influence
the poisonous nature of a
particular kind of plant.
The poison may be dis-

persed throughout a plant,
or it may be localized in a
specific plant part, such as
the roots, berries, or seeds.
The amount of poison in a
plant may vary even among
plants of the same spe-
cies depending on the time
of year, weather condition,
and the soil. Reaction var-
ies among people, depend-
ing on their health, age, and
sensitivity to the poison.
Now, I'll describe three
of the most common poi-
sonous plants those we
mentioned earlier poison
ivy, poison oak, and poison
Poison ivy may have
a variety of leaf shapes.
But, one identifying fea-
ture remains constant
- the leaves always come
in threes, with two of them
directly opposite each other.
White waxy flowers may be
found on smaller branch-
es. These sometime stay
on the plant even after the

leaves have fallen. Poison
ivy commonly grows as a
vine, climbing into trees,
over fences, and up the
sides of walls. However, in
open fields, poison ivy may
look like a shrub.
Poison oak usually
has the appearance of low
growing shrub. As the
name implies, the slender,
upright branches bear leaf-
lets, which resemble oak
leaves. Poison oak also
grows in the trees, like poi-
son ivy. Usually, the under-
sides of the leaves are light-
er in color, because they' re
covered with fine hairs.
Poison sumac grows as
a woods shrub, or small
tree, it never has the vine
like appearance of many
other poisonous plants.
Poison sumac is often found
near swamps, and ranges
from five or six feet to as
much as 25 feet in height.
The leaves are divided into
seven to thirteen leaflets

that grown in
pairs. A single
leaflet is found
at the end of
each stem. In
the spring, the
leaves are bright
orange and vel-
vety in texture.
Later, in the sum-
mer, the upper
leaves become
dark green and
glossy, while the ,
lower leaves turn
a paler green.
These are
Florida's most
common poison-
ous plants. But,
there are many
more that you
should learn
to recognize
and avoid. It's especially
important to keep young
children away from such
dangerous species. And,
in case of suspected plant
poisoning, regardless of

Roy Lee Carter

the victim's age, it's wise to
contact a physician imme-
diately especially if there
are signs of internal dis-
tress or shock.

October is Seafood Month

- Catch the Wave!

Hallelujah! October
is near and with it comes
cooler temperatures that
just seem to add a little
extra bounce to our steps.
It is a good month to focus
on your health by increas-
ing exercise while enjoy-
ing the fresh air during
frequent walks and eat-
ing healthier. The USDA
Dietary Guidelines provide
recommendations for a
proper balance of a variety
of foods. For protein sourc-
es, the USDA information
touts the benefits of includ-
ing fish and seafood two to
three times each week in
meal plans. Since October
is National Seafood Month,
it is a good time to kick off
this healthy seafood habit

while supporting an impor-
tant Florida industry.
Seafood is an important
part of our state's heritage
and economy. Florida is a
source of excellent seafood,
aquaculture and marine
life products. Florida's fish-
ermen harvest 98 differ-
ent species on a commer-
cial scale with 2005 cash
receipts totaling more than
$165 million. Florida aqua-
culture producers farm a
vast array of products with
sales totaling $95.5 mil-
lion in 2003. Tropical fish,
aquatic plants and clams
are the top three aquacul-
ture operations. Florida
seafood and aquaculture
has an economic impact
estimated at more than

$1.3 billion annually.
"Seafood can be an
excellent part of a healthy
and balanced diet," Florida
Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services'
Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson said. "There are
many reasons to incorpo-
rate Florida seafood in your
meal plan several times a
week." He explained, "It
just makes sense. It is a
low-fat protein source with
many nutrients."
Seafood is widely known
for its omega-3 fatty acid
properties. Many organiza-
tions support the benefits of
its frequent consumption.
According to the American
Heart Association, omega-3
fatty acids can benefit indi-

viduals with healthy hearts
as well as those who have
heart disease. The United
States Department of
Agriculture's www.mypvra- website indicates
that there is evidence that
eating fish rich in omega-
3 fatty acids can reduce
the risks of cardiovascular
disease. A four year study
funded by the National
Institutes of Health, found
that citizens 65 and older
who eat fish at least once
a week have a 60 percent
lower risk 1 of dementia,
including Alzheimer's dis-
There are lots of quick
and easy ways to incorpo-
rate seafood into your fam-
ily meals. Since you should
never overcook seafood, it
is quicker to prepare than
most protein sources. So
even if your meal prepara-
tion has to work around all
the hustle and bustle of an
increase of fall activities that
go along with school, the

football season, Halloween
and plans for the future
holidays, you will find it
easier than you think.
Here are some tips to
easily include seafood in
your meals without spend-
ing a lot of time in the
kitchen or breaking the
Buy Florida fish in
fresh filet or steak form for
quick preparation. Filets
are normally bone-free and
steaks are usually cut into
serving sizes, making the
prep time a snap. You can
grill, broil, poach or bake
with your favorite season-
ing. Serve as entree for
your evening meal or flake
into a salad for lunch.
Try different sizes
of Florida shrimp and use
for different appetizers or
in main courses. Shrimp
can simply be seasoned
with garlic, lemon or other
spices and broiled.
Prepare grilled
kabobs that include your

favorite veggies and Florida
seafood. Serve with rice
pilaf and/or whole wheat
rolls for a complete healthy
Florida oysters are
abundant in fall and can be
steamed, grilled, baked or
broiled. They can be pur-
chased both shucked and
in the shell at your local
Tacos make a quick
supper. Try using Florida
fish, shrimp or crab in
If you are more adven-
turous and would like
to prepare seafood dish-
es that are a little more
elaborate, visit the Florida
Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services'
Bureau of Seafood and
Aquaculture website at

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City Bay County International Airport to West Bay Site

The Panama City -
Bay County Airport and
Industrial District (Airport
Authority) announced last
week that the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) had
issued its Record of Decision
(ROD) approving the reloca-
tion of the Panama City Bay
County International Airport
(PFN) to the proposed site in
West Bay on land donated by
The St. Joe Company (NYSE:
The ROD is the most sig-
nificant milestone to date in
the effort to relocate PFN. The

Northwest Florida
Water Management
District (NWFWMD)
Governing Board officers,
Joyce Estes of Eastpoint
and Sharon Gaskin of
Wewahitchka, participated
in the Annual Conference
on Water Management, held
September 6-8 in Palm,
Harbor. The 31st Annual
Conference, with a record
609 participants, was spon-
sored by the state's five
Water Management Districts
and the Department of
Environmental Protection.
Ms. Estes currently is
Vice Chair of the District's
Governing Board and
Ms. Gaskin is Secretary-
Treasurer. Both have served
on the Governing Board
since 1999.
Max Mayfield, Director
of the Tropical Prediction
Center/National Hurricane
Center was the keynote
speaker. This conference
focused on severe storm
'events and their impacts to
water quality and natural
systems. Other topics dealt
with capturing floodwaters

Airport Authority has sought to
relocate the airport to address
deficiencies at the current site
and to meet future projected
aviation demand. Now with
the FAA's official approval, the
Airport Authority is eligible for
federal Airport Improvement
Program funds to assist with
the relocation project.
"On behalf of Bay County
and Northwest Florida, I'd like
to thank the FAA for their
extraordinarily thorough anal-
ysis," said Joseph Tannehill,
chairman of the Panama City
- Bay County International

in off-stream reservoirs as
an alternative water sup-
ply for Florida; after the
storm monitoring, restora-
tion and protection; accom-
plishments and challenges
of the Water Management
Districts; and the state
water protection and sus-
tainability program.
Ms. Estes, an area
businesswoman, serves as
an at-large member of the
Governing Board and has
served as both chair and vice
chair. A resident of Franklin
County for 29 years, she
has been active in numer-
ous conversation and local
community efforts. Ms.
Gaskin, who also serves at-
large, is Executive Director
of the North Florida Child
Development, Inc., where
she is responsible for
ensuring that the Head
Start and Early Head Start
programs meet Head Start
Performance Standards
and other applicable rules
and regulations.

Airport Authority and
Industrial District. "The FAA
has extensively researched
and evaluated this project to
reach this determination."
"The FAA, through its in-
depth analysis has provided
an independent, objective vali-
dation of the need for this air-
port," said Tannehill. "Because
of the FAAs efforts,, the people
of Northwest Florida will have
an airport that meets all fed-
eral safety and design stan-
dards. Furthermore, it will
provide an economic develop-
ment platform, which will be

capable of attracting quality
jobs and competitive airfares
to Northwest Florida."
"We are very pleased
with the FAA's decision," said
Airport Executive Director
Randy Curtis. "We believe it is
the best decision for our com-
munity and the surrounding
region. We still have work to
do, but this is an extremely
important step. We very much
appreciate the time, attention
to detail and the efforts the
FAA has devoted to the Panama
City-Bay County International
Airport on this project."

Last week the Big Scare material th;
in the media was all about E. without the
coli in bagged spinach. We ning it throu
have been advised to throw ment center.
away any fresh bagged spin- this ammon
ach we have, and not to eat it picked up b
anymore runs off int,
E. coli is a naturally occur- rivers and b
ring bacteria produced in the growth anc
intestines of animals, includ- infamous 'd
ing humans, and is beneficial no fish or p
in making vitamins our sys- than the al
teams can use. The E. coli that Maybe somi
makes people sick is a mutant nated water
strain that was started long into the grol
ago when an E. coli cell was vices neight
invaded by a bacterial virus, maybe those
This virus inserted its DNA spinach croy
into the bacteria's chromo- and since th
some. Now all the daughter of E. coli ap
cells of that strain of E. coli to any partic
carry the virus that can cause ently the FE
internal bleeding and make us the DEP dor
very sick. little remem
Since E. coli lives in ani- isolation calle
mals, and not plant material, Act was pass
one has to wonder how it makes posedly to 1
the jump into our bagged spin- ing to worry
ach, or. lettuce, or apple juice. as unclean
The bacteria is most common- ing our fooe
ly spread through feces, and person tryii
that includes water contami- Clean Water
nated by manure. Water con- must be fiv
tamination is a huge problem ists working
associated with today's 'fac- spinach may
tory' farms, where cattle or Too bad
hogs or chickens are raised
en masse: within very tight
quarters, producing much
more waste that the land can*
absorb. It's. .been estimated
that farm animals in the US
produce 130 times more waste




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The proposed airport relo-
cation site is in northwestern
Bay County on land currently
owned byThe St. Joe Company.
The St. Joe Company has
graciously donated the 4,000
acres which is to be used for
the new airport. Ownership
of that land is to be conveyed
to the Airport Authority in
accordance with an agreement
between the St. Joe Company
and the Authority.

How to Get A Copy of
the ROD
Copies of the Record of

humans, and rie, spinach is known to be
benefits of run- one of the most nutritious
h a sewage treat- foods we can put into our
Instead, much of bodies. Isn't it kind of like
)-laden waste is throwing the baby out with the
stormwater and bathwater to advise us not to
our creeks and eat it? Wouldn't it make more
ys, fueling algae sense for the agencies involved
creating those in the safety of our food to
id zones' where track down the source of con-
nt species other tamination? According to the
ae can survive. Alliance for Food and Farming,
of the contami- only 2% of produce involved
makes its way in E. coli outbreaks is infect-
idwater that ser- ed with the bacteria before it
ring farms, and leaves the fields. The other
neighbors have 98% is infected somewhere
. I don' t know, along the production lines.
recent outbreak A few guidelines exist to
ears untraceable reduce the incidence of E. coli
lar place, appar- outbreaks, and they read like
and EPA and common sense, best manage-
t know either. A ment practices for farmers as
ered piece of leg- well as backyard gardeners:
the Clean Water make sure the knives and tools
d years ago, sup- used in harvesting are clean
ep us from hav- and sanitized. Make sure the
bout such things water used in field., operations
ater contaminat- and cooling is "...of the quality
For every one required for its intended use."
to enforce the Test animal compost used in
ct, though, there the field, and use cautiously.
hundred lobby- And that's about it.
against it. Our I'm raising a little food in
be doomed. the backyard this fall, but it
Calorie for calo- has nothing to do with being

Decision will be available at the
Airport administrative offices
upon request or by visiting the
Airport's website at www.pcair- To request a copy of
the ROD please submit a writ-
ten request to the Executive
Director of the Panama City-
Bay County International
Airport at 3173 Airport Road,
Box A, Panama City, Florida

afraid of getting E. coli from
bags of spinach I buy in the
supermarket. It has a lot to
do with walking out the back
door and picking something I
can eat right there on the spot,
without feeling like I have to
wash it and cook it. (I'm
stretching, here, because I do
wash everything before I eat
it.) When my supply of home-
grown spinach is gone, I won't
hesitate to buy another bag
from the supermarket, if I can
find any, though I might hold
out until I can find a locally or
organically grown product.
In the meantime, would it
kill our government to put a lit-
tle more emphasis on enforce-
ment of the Clean Water Act?
According to the Centers
for Disease Control and
Prevention, food related patho-
gens are responsible for 76
million illnesses a year in the
US. The production chain our
food goes through before it
gets to the table is longer and
more complicated than we can
imagine. We aren't big into
farming here on the Forgotten
Coast, but thankfully a group
of growers will be starting a
farmer's market soon over in
Apalachicola. I hope it gets a
lot of support, and interests
more people in growing food
in their backyards.
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As the Florida Department
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September as Ovarian
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DOH Deputy Secretary for
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Public Health Nursing Nancy
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reminds women about the
importance of regular pelvic
checkups, especially since
ovarian cancer causes more
deaths than any other cancer
of the female reproductive
"It is vital for women
to have routine check ups
to diagnosis ovarian cancer
early," said Humbert. "Since

many symptoms of ovarian
cancer are similar to other
common conditions, I
encourage Florida's women
to schedule an appointment
The American Cancer
Society estimates that there
will be about 20,180 new
cases of ovarian cancer in
this country in 2006. About
15,310 American women
will die of the disease in
2006. According to recent
data reported to Florida's
statewide cancer registry, the
Florida Cancer Data System,
there are approximately
1,500 ovarian cancer cases

diagnosed per year.
Ovarian cancer is caused
by a malignant tumor
that begins in the ovaries.
Ovarian cancer is difficult
to detect since it often
does not show any obvious
signs or symptoms until
it is in an advanced stage;
thus, impacting a women's
opportunity for successful
treatment and recovery.
Signs and symptoms for
ovarian cancer include:
general abdominal discomfort
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pressure, swelling, bloating,
cramps); nausea, diarrhea,
constipation, or frequent

urination; loss of appetite;
feeling of fullness even after
a light meal; weight gain or
loss with no known reason;
and abnormal bleeding from
the vagina.
DOH encourages women
to be aware of personal risk
factors for ovarian cancer
and to schedule routine
physical exams. There are
a number of risk factors that
may contribute to the chance
of developing ovarian cancer,
Family history if
a woman's mother or -sister
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Bay, Gulf, Holmes, andWashingtonRegionalTransportation Bush Honored with Leadership Florida Award

Partnership Executive Committee Meeting

Tuesday, September 19,
2006 at 10:30 a.m. CST
Blue Pond Park
Community Center on SR77
just South of I-10
The agenda will include
the following topics:
1. Approval of
Resolution Requesting the

Florida Legislature to Provide
Increased Transportation
Regional Incentive Program
(TRIP) Funding for FDOT
District 3
2. Adoption of TRIP
Application Project Priorities
for FY2008
3. Public Forum. This is



The City of Wewahitchka has declared the follow-
ing items as surplus and will accept sealed bids
for the purchase of these items. A more detailed
listing including minimum bids, if any required,
is available at City Hall at 109 South 2 Street,
Wewahitchka, FL, telephone 850-639-2606.

(2) Kohler 22 HP motors for mowers never
(2) 1988 Plymouth Reliant Station Wagons
(1) 1989 GMC Van
(1) 1986 Chev Blazer

Bids must be marked "SEALED BIDS" and must be
received by the City Clerk prior to 12 noon (CST)
Friday, October 6, 2006. Items may be inspected
at the City sewer plant during regular workdays
between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM (CST). Bids will
be opened during the regular City Commission
meeting on Monday October 9, 2006, at 6:45 PM

The City reserve the right to accept and/or reject
any or all bids.

Gwendolyn Exley
City Clerk
September 14 & 21, 2006

an opportunity for the public
to address transportation
Direct questions or
comments to Mr. Nick
Nickoloff at 1-800-226-8914,
ext. 212, or nickoloffn(wfrpc.
Staffwill make reasonable
accommodations for access to
the meetings in accordance
with the Americans with
Disabilities Act and for
language requirements other
than English. Please notify
Ms. Ellie Roberts of access
or language requirements at
1-800-226-8914, ext. 218, at
least 48 hours in advance.



Leadership Florida
announced today the
presentation of a special
leadership award to Gov.
Jeb Bush in recognition of
his strong record responding
to natural disasters. This is
the first time in the 25-year
history of the nonpartisan
organization that it has
recognized a sitting governor
for a particular act of
At the Leadership Florida
annual meeting in June,
the organization's Board of
Regents voted unanimously
to present the honor in
recognition of "extraordinary
leadership and compassion in
the face of natural disasters;
in honor of bold, decisive
action against seemingly
insurmountable odds;

and for exceptional skill in
utilizing resources to their
best advantage to serve our
citizens in peril."
Leadership Florida's-
immediate past chair,
Ron Sachs, president of
Tallahassee-based Ron Sachs
Communications, envisioned
the unique award as a
way to honor Gov. Bush's
outstanding service during
Florida's natural disasters.
Doug Sessions, president
and CEO of The Ounce of
Prevention Fund of Florida
and chair of the organization's
Awards Committee, agreed
that the governor's service
merited special consideration
and recognition.
In presenting the award
at the governor's August
Cabinet Meeting, Leadership

Florida Chairman Jeff Bartel,
vice president of corporate
& external affairs for Florida
Power and Light, said, "Thank
you for your exemplary
leadership during the difficult
times faced by Floridians,
particularly during the past'
two hurricane seasons."
About Leadership Florida
Leadership Florida's mission
is to build a strong, diverse,
statewide network of leaders ',
with a shared commitment
to connect our communities
and to make Florida a better,
place in which to live and
to prosper. The organization
is currently celebrating its
25th anniversary of inspiring
Florida's leaders to unite in
their loyalty and commitment
to our state.

U in

Governor Jeb Bush, Center, receives the leadership Florida Award.

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Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, October 5, 2006, from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., Eastern Stan-
dard Time; the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold an Alternatives Public Meeting
concerning proposed improvements'to State Road 30E from North of Test Site D3A to Coastline Drive.
The meeting will be held at the William J. Rish Park, Port St. Joe, Florida. This meeting will allow citizens
an opportunity to preview the proposed design, ask questions, and/or submit comments concerning the
project. Comment forms will be available. A presentation will begin at approximately 5:00 p.m. fol-
lowed by a public comment period that will begin at approximately 5:15 p.m.

The meeting is being conducted to present the results of the coastal engineering analysis and the
feasible alternative solutions to continue to provide access to the peninsula. The roadway alternative
designs will be displayed at this meeting.

Anyone who would like additional information concerning the project or who requires special accom-
modations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 may contact Howard Lovett, Project
Manager, at (850) 638-0250 ext. 523 or may submit the request in writing to him at FDOT, RO. Box
607, Chipley, Florida, 32428, at least seven (7) days prior to the public meeting. His e-mail address
is Additional information can also be obtained by contacting the Florida
Department of Transportation's Public Information Director, Tommie Speights, at (888) 638-0250 or e-

The proposed roadway plan has been developed in accordance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the
Civil Rights Act of 1968. Under Title VI and Title VIII of the United States Civil Rights Acts, any persons)
or beneficiary who believes they have been subjected to discrimination because of race, color, religion,
sex, age, national origin, disability, or familial status may file a written complaint with the Florida De-
partment of Transportation's Equal Opportunity Office in Tallahassee or contact the District's Title VI/Title
VIII Coordinator.

Central Office: Florida Department of Transportation, Equal Opportunity Office, 605 Suwannee Street,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0450, The telephone number is (850) 488-3145.

District 3: Florida Department of Transportation, District 3, Title VI/Title VIII Coordinator, Post Office
607, Chipley, Florida 32428. The telephone number is (850) 638-0250 extension 520.

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Publish September 21 & 28,


IN RE: The Estate of
CASE NO.: 06-02-PR


The administration of the
estate of DONALD WAYNE
BRAKE, SR., deceased, File
Number 06-02-PR, is pending
in the Circuit Court for the
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in
and for Gulf County, Florida,
the address of which is 1000
Cecil Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port
Saint Joe, Florida 32456. The
names and addresses of the
personal representative an the
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All person on whom this
notice is served who have objec-
tions that challenge the validity
of the will, the qualifications
of the personal representa-
tive, venue, or jurisdiction of
this court are required to file
their objections with this Court
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against the dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of
this notice is served within three
months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must
file their claims with this Court
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must file
their claims with this Court
The date of the first publica-
tion of the Notice is September
15, 2006.
Attorney for Personal
/s/Clinton T. McCahil, Esq.
305 Sixth Street;
Port Saint Joe, Florida 32456.
Florida Bar No.: 0073482

Personal Representative
/s/Sammy Teresa Brake
433 Sunshine Road
Port Saint Joe, Florida 32456
Publish September 14 & 21,


That the Gulf County Board Of
County Commissioners will hold
a public hearing to consider
adoption of the ordinance with
the following title:


The public hearing will be. held
during the Gulf County Board
of County Commissioner's meet-
ing on Tuesday, September 26,
2006 at 6:00 p.m. E.S.T. in the
County Commissioner's meeting
room in the Robert M. Moore
Administration Building, Gulf
County Courthouse Complex,
Port St. Joe, Florida.
All interested persons
may appear and be heard
with respect to the proposed
Ordinance. If a person decides
to appeal any decisions made
by the Gulf County Commission
with respect to any matter con-
sidered at this hearing, he/she
will need a record of the pro-
ceedings made which would
include any evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
In accordance with Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommoda-
tion or an interpreter to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact Lynn Stephens
Administrative Assistant,
County Administrator's office at
(850) 229-6111, at least two
days prior to the date of the.
A copy of the proposed
Ordinances are available for
inspection on weekday between
the hours of 9:00 a.m. E.S.T.,
and 5:00 p.m., E.S.T. at the
office of the Clerk of Court, Gulf
.County Courthouse, 1000 C.G.
Costin, Sr., Blvd., Room 148,
Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456.



Ad# 2006-104

Publish: September 14 and
21, 2006

BID NO. 0506-31

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive bids from any person,
company or corporation inter-
ested in providing the following
Financing for a Transport
Truck for the Solid Waste
Department, in the amount
of $75,082.00. Financing
will be for a term of three
(3) years, with first pay-
ment due one (1) year after
establishment of loan.
Please submit four (4) copies of
your bid, indicate on the enve-
that this is a SEALED BID, and
include the BID NUMBER.

Bids will be received until
Friday, September 22, 2006
at 5:00 p.m. E.T., at the Office
of the Clerk of Circuit Court,
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe,
FL 32456, and the bids will
be opened at this location on
Monday, September 25, 2006
at 10:00 a.m., E.T.

The Board reserves the right to
reject any and all bids.
By: /s/ Carmen L.
McLemore, Chairman

Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris,

Ad #2006-103
Publish: September 14 & 21,


CASE NO: 06-348DR

JAMES M SMITH, Petitioner
an action has been filed against
you and that you are required
to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on James
M. Smith whose address is P.O.
Box 5099, White City, Florida
32465 on or before October 19,
2006, and file the original with
the clerk of this Court at 1000
Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, FL 32456, before service
on Petitioner or immediately
thereafter. If you fail to do so,
default maybe entered against
you for the relief demanded in
the petition.
Copies of all court docu-
ments in this case, including
orders, are available at the Clerk
of the Circuit Court's office. You
may review these documents
upon request.
You must keep the Clerk
of the Court's office notified of
any current address. (You must
file Notice of Current Address,
Florida Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.)
Future -papers in this lawsuit
will be mailed to the address on
record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules of
Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure
to comply can result in sanc-
tions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
Dated 9/7/06.
Clerk of Circuit Court.
/s/Jasmine Hysmith,
Deputy Clerk.
Publish: September 14, 21, 28
& October 5, 2006



a division
of Coastal Community Bank,
CASE NO. 06-0036-CA



pursuant to a Partial Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
September 1, 2006, and Order
Re-Setting Sale dated September
8, 2006, entered in Civil Action
No. 06-183-CA of the Circuit
Court of the Second Judicial
Circuit in and for Gulf County,"
Florida, wherein the parties were
the plaintiff, APALACHICOLA
STATE BANK, a division of
Coastal Community Bank, and
the defendants, LIN BRIGHTLY
sell to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m.
and 1:00 p.m. on the 5th day
of October,, 2006, at the door
of the Gulf County Courthouse,
Port St. Joe, Florida, the follow-
ing-described real property as
set forth in said Partial Final
Judgment, of Foreclosure:
Lot Seventeen (17), Block
Eighteen (18), City of Port
St. Joe, as per official
plat thereof recorded in
the Public Records of Gulf
County, Florida
The successful bidder at the
sale will be required to place
the requisite state documen-
tary stamps on the Certificate
of Title..
DATED this 11 day of
September, 2006.

Clerk of the Court
Gulf County, Florida
By: _/s/

As Deputy Clerk

Publish: September 14 and
21, 2006

The City of Wewahitchka
Board of Commissioners will
ORDINANCE NO. 2006-1026L
on Monday, October 09, 2006
at 6:45 P.M. central time to con-
sider adoption of an ordinance
with the following title, to wit:

DATED JUNE 12, 1990, AS
Ordinance No. 2006-1026L
in its entirety may be inspected
at the office of the Wewahitchka
City Clerk during business
hours, 8 AM 4 PM central
time, Mon-Fri.
Gwendolyn T. Exley, City Clerk
Publish September 21 and 28,

CASE NO. 05-343-CA
pursuant to a Final Judgement
of Mortgage Foreclosure date
September 05, 2006 and
entered in Case No. 05-343-
CA of the Circuit Court of the
FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit
in and for GULF County, Florida
TRUST 2004-OPT2, O is the
Plaintiff and THOMAS E.
are the Defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder
for cash at LOBBY OF THE
at 11:00 AM, on the 12 day
of October, 2006, the following
described property as set forth
in said Final Judgement;
LOTS 40 AND 41
A/K/A/ 181 Betty Rae
Drive, Wewahitchka, FL
Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date
of the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
seal of this Court on September
7, 2006'
Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk
Clerk of the Circuit Court
S/s/ Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
Publish: September 21 &
October 5, 2006

PROJECT #19.086

SECTION 00010 -


The City of Port St. Joe will
receive sealed bids from any
qualified person, company or
corporation interested in con-
structing the following projects:
The project includes con-
struction of a water main to
serve Overstreet area. The proj-
ect begins in Beacon Hill at
the intersection of Auger Avenue
.and Highway 386, continues
north along Highway 386 and
ends in Overstreet south of the
Intracoastal Canal.
This project consists of the
construction of approximately
27,000 LF of 10" PVC water
main, 2,000 LF of 12" HDPE
directional bore, and all associ-
ated valves and fittings, and
other appurtenances. The con-
tractor shall provide all materi-
als, equipment, and labor to
complete the project.
Plans and specifications can
be obtained at Preble-Rish, Inc.,
324 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, (850) 227-7200.
The bid must conform to Section
287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on
public entity crimes.
The completion dates for
this project are 120 days from
the Notice to Proceed date.
Liquidated damages for fail-
ure to complete the project on
the specified date will be set at
$500.00 per day.
Cost for Plans and
Specifications will be $ 100.00
per set and is non-refundable.
Checks should be made payable
Bids will be received until
5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard
Time, on October 17, 2006, at
the City of Port St. Joe, P.O. Box
278, Port St. Joe, FL 32457 and
will be opened and read aloud
. on October 17, at 6:15 p.m.
SEastern Standard Time. All Bids
shall be submitted in an enve-
lope clearly marked "Sealed Bid
- Overstreet Water Extension".
A Bid Bond in the amount of
5% of Bid shall accompany Bid.
The City of Port St. Joe reserves
the right to reject any and all
bids. All Bids shall be firm for a
period of 60 days after opening.
This includes material prices.
Point of Contact will be
Stephen Price, E.I. or Gena
Johnson, E.I. Preble-Rish, Inc.
Consulting Engineers at (850)
227-7200 or Fax 227-7215.
Publish September 21, & 28,

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Gulf County Board of County

Commission Meeting Minutes




are amending their request to
$7,500.00 (a 0% increase) in an
effort to work with the Board on
reducing the budget.

48) Landfill Permitting
& Construction
$ 53,595.00
2.28% Incr.

en each deparunen will need Solid Waste Director Dan-
appear at the meeting on ford discussed this increase is
ly 25th to discuss their ten- to cover the cost of fuel. He also
ive budget (the departments stated that he has received no
I also be contacted). He then response from The St. Joe Com-
itinued reviewing the General pany on the D.R.I. obligation for
nd expenditures, as follows: property for a new landfill and
it takes a long time to have a
43) Landfill new site permitted. Commis-
$ 1,163,608.00 sioner Traylor requested that
122.67% Incr. County Attorney McFarland
contact The St. Joe Company

Solid Waste Director Dan-
ford discussed State require-
ments regarding the number of
personnel that must be present
on site at the landfills, profes-
sional services for contamina-
tion assessments, Five Points
Landfill renewal, equipment to
extend the life of the landfill, fuel
costs and a new fueling system,,,
and maintenance costs. He also
discussed the escrow obligation
for closing costs of a landfill that
the County must meet.
Upon inquiry by Commis-
sioner Williams, Solid Waste
Director Danford discussed
that increasing tipping fees and
extend the life of the landfill
will help alleviate costs. Upon
inquiry by Commissioner Tray-
lor, Solid Waste Director Dan-
ford reported that a minimum
of $850,000.00 will be needed
in this budget to fulfill the
mandates. Chief Administra-
tor Butler discussed that the
tub grinder is not a mandate,
but would extend the life of the
landfill from 7 years to 13 years,
which would reduce the amount
of escrow funds that have to be
budgeted. He further discussed
that it would take approximately
3-8 years to obtain permitting
for a new landfill, and if they do
not extend the life of the cur-
rent landfill it may not last until
a new one is approved. Chief
Administrator Butler discussed
that the City of Port St. Joe does
not pay the County tipping fee at
the landfill, and Solid Waste Di-
rector Danford stated he would
like to prepare a plan to bring
back to the Board.
Tom Graney appeared to
discuss mandatory trash pick-
up, and that the City of Port St.
Joe charges their citizens to pick
up the debris but the City does
not pay tipping fees to the Coun-
ty when they bring the, debris to
the landfill. He stated that the
Board needs to come up with a
plan to cover everything so the
landfill pays becomes self-sup-
Upon inquiry by Chairman
McLemore, Solid Waste Director
Danford stated that the County
will save personnel costs aind
fuel costs if they close the land-
fill one day each week. Upon
further inquiry, he stated that
Monday would be the day he
would recommend. Commis-
sioner Traylor stated he will not
support this because it will be
very inconvenient for contrac-
tors and the public.


Public Works Gulf

$ 2,962,584.00
78.21% Incr.

Public Works Secretary
Barber discussed the proposed
budget for this department (new
building, cost shift of insurance,
mosquito control employee sala-
ries for winter months, and in-
creased fuel costs). Members of
the Board discussed proposed
policy changes and the poor
condition of the public works,
Al Minzner discussed a
breakdown of all salaries and
benefits, versus all capital ex-
penses, as compared to last
year. Commissioner Williams
discussed that this has been
done, and many of the pay in-
creases and benefits are based
on union negotiations.

45) Animal Control
$ 191,688.00

This was transferred from
the Sheriffs budget to the
Board's budget. Chief Admin-
istrator discussed that to go
back to a 0% increase, there
will only be 2 officers (there will
not be an officer hired to be on
duty at night and on the week-
ends). Commissioner Traylor
stated he does not agree with
taking out the funding for a 3rd
animal control officer because it
is hard enough for 2 people to
constantly be available to cover
the entire County. Chief Admin-
istrator Butler stated that this
budget also includes funding for
a sump pump.
Tom Graney discussed that
the Animal Control Department
also takes care of wildlife in ad-
dition to domestic animals, and
they do work under extremely
poor conditions.

46) Coastal Impact As-
sistance Program (C.I.A.P.)
(a/k/a N.R.C.S.)
$ 602,000.00
1263.35% Incr.

Chief Administrator Butler
reported that this is grant fund-
ing for C. R. 30, C. R. 30A, and
3 projects on Willis Landing
Road (Lockey Lake, Page Brach
& Richard Lake bridges/cul-
verts). He stated that 2 projects
were removed from this (Saul's
Creek Road & Old Bay City Road
culverts), and it is possible that
some of this funding can be re-
duced (he will report back).

47) Humane Society
$ 22,000.00
193.33% Incr.

Sandy Christie, Humane So-
ciety Volunteer, appeared before
the Board to discuss that they

regarding this property and the
$75,000.00 donation to be made.
to Wewahitchka E.M.S.



The mee
at 8:10 p.m.

The me.
8:30 p.m., E


viewed the
Fund expen

& Correction

that $56,60
is the cost
and $175,3
al Officers

49) Mental Health year than
$ 155,279.00 ties) and a
19.41% Incr. ment rate ii
further dis
A) Gulf County Senior Citi- that approx
is of the reque
$ 83,340.00 mandated, 1
38.9% Incr. the salary o
ficers in an
Sandy Lieberman, Senior number of
izens Director, appeared be- The Board t
e the Board to discuss the quest until

budget request for the Senior
Citizens, and the reasons for the
increase (to take on new clients,
meals on wheels, home improve-
ments, etc.).
Chairman McLemore re-




ed t
a m


to a



:sted that she review this re- Sheriff
ast to attempt to get back to a that $356,
increase, crease is th
surance, an
50) Ambulance Gulf the State-m
inty increase. H
$ 1,877,549.00 also include
168.72% Incr. ance, fuel c
tabled this
Gulf County E.M.S. Direc- July 26th.
McGuffmin discussed this Upon in
ease includes a new build- regarding 1
the cost shift for insurance, retirement r
nt match funds for equip- Upchurch s
nt, fuel costs, etc.). ment rates
Office (som
51) Welfare are special:
$ 125,000.00 Upon i
0% Incr. sioner Will
surance co
Commissioner Williams stat- Sheriff Upc
that this is medicaid costs for Human Res
sing homes patients, and is uel has bee
mandated cost. coverage.
52) Commodity Pro- FUND
Lm Upon i
$ 18,320.00 sioner Will
63.57% Incr. ment Super
cussed that
Chairman McLemore dis- increase ini
,sed that this will be reduced of insurance'
a 0% increase, he has wo:
he could m
53) Park & Recreation man McLem
-ilities get reduction
$ 297,748.00 GENERAL
358.95% Incr.

Chief Administrator Butler,
reported that this budget in-
cludes a cost shift from B.O.C.C.











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JULY 24, 2006


Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed that a schedule will be
developed and posted outlining

inquiry by Commis-
iams regarding in-
verage for inmates,
church stated that
source Officer Man-
en checking into this


inquiry by Commis-
iams, Road Depart-
rintenderint Knee dis-
t the majority of this
cludes the cost shift
e. He discussed that
rked out reductions
sake to reach Chair-
sore's proposed bud-

Clerk to Board
$ 546,975.00

ecial Projects, a full-time em- Clerk Norris discussed that
yee, restrooms, overwalks, her increase is due to the cost
I parking stabilization at the shift of insurance and State-
pe. Chairman McLemore mandated costs that are beyond
ted this budget needs to be her control. She stated that she
riessed because he does not can reduce her proposed budget
the Board needs to hire a by $35,000.00 of the insurance
v employee. Commissioner shift, by including it in her bud-
liams requested that this be get request that is submitted to
led. the State. Upon discussion re-
garding the monthly charges to
54) Parks & Recreation the Board by the Clerk for cop-
$ 94,760.00 ies, etc. ($.15 per page), Clerk
78.69% Incr. Norris stated this includes use
of the Clerk's copier by Board
Commissioner Williams departments, and preparation of
cussed requests for funding the agenda packets, information
n the Cities, more specifi- packets, budget packets, etc.
.y the request from the City of After further discussion, Clerk
t St. Joe (should be deducted Norris agreed to meet with Chief
e to the annexation interlo- Administrator Butler to discuss
agreement for the new com- ways to decrease the Board's
8x). Commissioner Traylor costs for these services.
o discussed that $5,000.00 EMPLOYEE SALARIES &
uld be budgeted in Other BENEFITS
ntractual Services/City of Tom Semmes appeared be-
wahitchka for the program fore the Board to inquire about
t is handled by Extension the Vacatibn: Sell Back to Coun-
ent Roy Lee Carter. ty line item. Clerk Norris stated
that the Board has a policy that
55) Historical Renova- allows an employee to "sell back"
n Project/Grant up to 2 weeks of their vacation,
$ 350,000.00 i.e.- they work 40 hours and get
New paid for 80 hours for the week
they sell back. Upon further
This is grant funding for inquiry by Mr. Semmes, Clerk
ovation of the Cape San Blas Norris stated that sick leave ac-
,hthouse, Phase II Project. crues and if an employee retires
or leaves in good standing they
56) State Attorney Ad- get paid for the sick leave time
n./Ct. Technology they have accumulated. After
$ 35,297.00 discussion, Clerk Norris stat-
8.72% Incr. ed that the Sick-Leave: Lump
Sum-No Retire is basically a
This is state-mandate, At- restricted line item, and cannot
e V costs. be used to cover over-expendi-
tures in other line items. Chief
57) Public Defender Ad- Administrator Butler stated that
n./Ct. Technology it should be taken from the indi-
$ 8,155.00 viduals budgets and placed in a
1.77% Incr. separate area. Mr. Semmes also
discussed that overtime should
This is state-mandate, Ar- be .pre-approved by the Board.
e V costs. Commissioner Williams stated
that this issue was addressed
58) General Court Ad- during union negotiations, and
n./Ct. Technology ChiefAdministrator Butler must
$ 21,380.00 pre-approve overtime.
61.05% Incr. Barbara Radcliff inquired
about the accumulation of sick
This is state-mandate, Ar- leave, stating sick leave should
e V costs. be for when you are sick or have
a doctor's appointment. Corn-
59) Libraries missioner Williams discussed
$ 205,832.00 that this i is one of the issues
6.83% Incr. that is being addressed through
union negotiations. Chief Ad-
Members of the Board dis- ministrator Butler stated that
ssed reducing this budget to prior to the current policy, em-
% increase, ployees would take their day of
sick leave as soon as they earned
60) Extension Service it to keep from losing it.
$ 122,270.00 Patricia Hardman suggested
31.21% Incr. that the employees be given a
set number of days per year as
Chief Administrator Butler sick leave, and pay them time
orted that this budget re- and a half for the hours they
est was received late, and did have remaining at the end of
t make the packet. The Board the year.
led this budget. COUNTY ROAD & BRIDGE
61) Courthouse Facili- Chief Administrator Butler
s discussed changes made to the
$ 971,835.00 Road Department's proposed
44.65% Incr. budget to. comply with the
Chairman's request for a 10%
Commissioner Williams dis- decrease from the 2005-06 bud-
seed that this is State funding get amount, stating that the total
the Courthouse Roof. budget would be $1,092,961.00.




JULY 25, 2006

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met
this date in regular' session
with the following members
present: Chairman Carmen L.
McLemore, Vice Chairman Bill
Williams, and Commissioners
Billy E. Traylor, Nathan Peters,
Jr., and Jerry W. Barnes.
Others present were: Coun-
ty Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Clerk Becky Norris, Deputy
Clerk Kari Summers, Clerk Fi-
nance Officer Carla Hand, Chief
Administrator Don Butler, Ad-
ministrator Staff Assistant Lynn
Stephens, Code, Enforcement
Officer April Hicks, Grant Writ-
er Loretta Costin, Gulf County
E.M.S. Director, Planner David
Richardson, Road Department
Superintendent Bobby Knee,
Assistant Road Department Su-
perintendent Chris Wood, Solid
Waste Director Joe Danford,
Veterans' Service Officer James
Kennedy, and Sheriffs Office
Deputy Meredith Ward.
Chairman McLemore called
the meeting to order at 6:00
p.m., E.T.
Commissioner Barnes
opened the meeting with prayer,
and Chairman McLemore led
the Pledge of Allegiance to the

Upon inquiry by Chairman
McLemore, Clerk Norris removed
page 20 (item #2) and recom-
mended that this be paid from
the General Fund (do a Budget
Amendment by reducing Re-
serves and increasing the Stone
Mill Creek Fire Department).
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to approve this recommenda-
tion. Commissioner Williams
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously. Clerk Nor-
ris recommended that the pre-
vious motion from the July 11,
2006 Regular Meeting regarding
transfer of funds from the Road
Department to the Maintenance
Department be rescinded. Com-
missioner Williams motioned to
approve this recommendation.
Commissioner Barnes second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously. Clerk Norris then
recommended that the three
Road Department positions con-
tinue to be paid from the Road
Department until October 1,
2006. Commissioner Williams
motioned to approve this recom-
mendation. Commissioner Tray-
lor seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously. Commis-
sioner Williams then motioned
to approve the following Consent
Agenda items, after removal
of page 48 (item #7), and with
the above correction to page 20
(item #2). Commissioner Tray-
lor seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.

1. Minutes July 7,
2006 Workshop
July 7, 2006 Special
July 11, 2006 Regular
July 13, 2006 Special

**CORRECTED** 2. Bud-
get Amendment Stone Mill
Creek Fire Dept. (Amend Budget
to complete Stone Mill Creek Fire
Dept. Building by $7,000.00)

3. Grant Agreement
Homeland Security (#06-DS-
3W-02-32-01-403 Modification
Northwest Regional Library

Road Department Superinten-
eting did then recess dent Knee stated that he does
., E.D.T. not believe he could operate the
department on this amount for
eting reconvened at next year due to required salary
E.D.T. increases, fuel costs, etc. The
Board requested that he review
this again, and bring it back be-
RFEITURE FUND fore the Board on July 26th.
ssioner Williams re- Tom Graney appeared be-
Fine & Forfeiture fore the Board to discuss how
ditures, as follows: helpful this meeting and pro-
cess has been for the citizens of
Sheriffs Detention Gulf County. Upon discussion
ns by Mr. Graney, Commissioner
$ 625,941.00 Williams discussed the County
58.89% Incr. Audit and stated that the special
operational audit is no longer
Upchurch reported needed (for which $40,000.00 is
0.00 of this increase in the 2005-06 budget). Chair-
shift for insurance, man McLemore stated that this
384.00 is for salary amount needs to be removed.
s for the Correction- Upon inquiry by Chairman
(Gulf County pays McLemore, Chief Administrator
$5,000.00 less per Butler reported that the annexa-
surrounding Coun- tion agreement with the City of
mandatory retire- Port St. Joe states that the City
increase of 5%. After will give the County $35,000.00
cussion, he stated for funding of the Chamber of
imately $125,000.00 Commerce. Commissioner Wil-
ested increase is not liams also discussed that the
but he needs to raise City needs to be billed for the
f the Corrections Of- half-mill assessment for the fire
effort to reduce the tax for that area until they get a
employee turnovers, functioning fire department (per
abled this budget re- the agreement).
July 26th. Chief Administrator Butler
discussed that the Board needs
Sheriffs Law En- to add $25,000.00 to Other Cur-
rent Charges & Obligations for
$ 2,892,085.00 a project that will be bid next
29.37% Incr. year.
Commissioner Barnes re-
Upchurch reported quested that the Fire Chiefs at-
500.00 of this in- tend the budget meeting on July
he cost shift for in- 26th to discuss their proposed
id $75,000.00 is for budget. Commissioner Williams
mandated retirement requested that all Department
e stated the increase Heads get with Lynn to find out
es additional insur- what time they need to be at
costs, etc. The Board the meeting on July 26th, and
budget request until requested that Lynn prepare a
schedule and provide it to the
inquiry by Jim Lloyd Clerk for posting.
the State-mandated There being no further busi-
rate increase, Sheriff ness and upon motion by Comn-
stated that the retire- missioner Traylor, the meeting
vary in the Sheriffs did then adjourn at 9:40 p.m.,
e are regular, some E.D.T.

..x':~ -~ I

(State Aid to Libraries)

4. Grant Application -
Solid Waste Grant

5. Invoice Gulf Coun-
ty C.D.C. S.H.I.P. Program Ex-
penses ($5,000.00)
MRD Associates, Inc.
- Erosion Control (Project #05-
210.2 #492 $52,810.80 / #493
$44,193.45 / #561 $29,270.50
/#562 $1,993.46 / #571
$3,069.93 / #572 $66,257.59 to
be paid from Account #43137-
Preble-Rish, Inc. Wil-
lis Landing Road (C.R. 381)
S.C.O.P. Project (#64458
$1,609.51 #64631 $9,655.51
* #64674 $4,827.76 to be paid
from Account #40641-31000)
Preble-Rish, Inc. Sauls
Creek N.R.C.S. (#64706
$7,769.60 to be paid from Ac-
count #40341-31000)
6. Leave of Absence
- Road Dept. Employee Jeffrey

**DELETE** 7. Pro-
posal Preble-Rish, Inc. Stone
Mill Creek Road S.C.O.P. Project
(10% of the construction project

8. Records Disposi-
tion Request Clerk (Accounts
Receivable 12/1/1984 -
9/30/1986, Ac-
counts Payable 10/1/1973 -
Bank Statements
10/1/1985 9/20/1987)

9. Road Closing -
Beach Blast 2006 Triathlon
(Sepiember 23, 2006)

10. Solid Waste Adver-
tise for Bids (Transport Truck

11. Special Projects
Payments, as follows:

Dist. 4 Peters Park Three
(3) Trash Bins


JULY 17. 2006
The Board then addressed
the following recommendations
from the July 17, 2006 meeting
of the Planning & Development
Review Board:

Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider tabling final plat approval
for B.J. Heard & Chris King (Par-
cel ID #06230-OOOR 4.5 acres
in S25, T8S, R11W 11 units),
County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment.
There being no public comment,
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to table the final plat of Bay-
woods subdivision, subject to all
Federal, State and Local devel-
opment regulations, both stated
and unstated. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.

Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing
to consider final plat approval
for William J. Smiley (Parcel ID
#01186-100R 10 acres in S3,
T6S,'R1IW 20 units), County
Attorney McFarland read the
public hearing notice and called
for public comment. There being
no public comment, Commis-
sioner Traylor motioned to ap-
prove the final plat of Buckhorn
Ranch 1A subdivision, subject
to all Federal, State and Local
development regulations, both
stated and unstated. Commis-
sioner Barnes seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing
to consider final plat approval
for William J. Smiley (Parcel ID
#01186-300R 20 acres in S3,
T6S, R11W 40 units), County
Attorney McFarland read the
public hearing notice and called
for public comment. There being
no public comment, Commis-
sioner Traylor motioned to ap-
prove the final plat of Buckhorn
Ranch 1B subdivision, subject
to all Federal, State and Local
development regulations, both
-stated and unstated. Commis-
sioner Williams seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to
consider final plat approval for
James Lester (Parcel ID #01509-
00OR 10 acres in S2, T4S,
RIOW 17 units), County Attor-
ney McFarland read the public
hearing notice and called for
public comment. There being no
public comment, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to approve the
final plat of Jasmine Heights
subdivision, subject to all Fed-
eral, State and Local develop-
ment regulations, both stated
and unstated. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to
consider preliminary plat ap-
proval for Scott Somero (Parcel
ID #01050-040R 29.52 acres
in $11, T6S, R9W 12 lot de-
velopment), County Attorney
McFarland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public
comment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Barnes
motioned to approve the prelimi-
nary plat of Cypress Creek Plan-
tation subdivision, subject to all
Federal, State and Local devel-
opment regulations, both stated
and unstated. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
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ence. Application deadline
is Friday, 09/29/06 5:00pm
EST. For more information,
please contact Denise
Manuel, Human Re-
sources Director at 850-
229-5335. Gulf County en-
forces a Drug-Free
Workplace Policy and is
an Equal Opportunity / Af-
firmative Action Employer.


St Joe is currently search-
ing for a part-time recep-
tionist; hours are Sat 9-6
and Sun 12:30-6 and most
Monday in Port St Joe.
Qualified candidate will
have 1-2 years work expe-
rience and must be profes-
sional and friendly! MS Of-
fice& skills are also re-
quired. We offer great pay
and an excellent benefits
Please submit Resume via
fax to 229-7952, email to
com or visit careers.joe.
com to submit an. online
application & resume
Equal Opportunity
Pre-Employment Drug
Screening Required.


Help Grandma
Around The
Now hiring Direct Serv-
ice Worker as in-home
helper for senior citi-
zen's in Port St. Joe.
FT/PT, Flex-time, Vaca-
tion & sick leave. Perfect
for mothers, retirees &
Background check &
drug screen required
Call or see Clarissa
Gulf County
Senior Citizens
120 Library Dr. PSJ


England Transport
now offers ,
On-the-job CDL Training
No credit check
No co-signers
No down payment!


86 Gulf Coast
Community College

Evening Office Asst., PT,
Gulf/Franklin Ctr assist
with the operations of the
Gulf/Franklin Cntr (answer
phones, test proctor, make
copies), assist students/
professors. Hours 4 pm -
10 pm, Mon-Thur. Re-
quires HS diploma/ equiv-
alent, enrollment as a
GCCC student preferred.
$7.01/hr. Open Until Filled.
Additional info: http://
GCCC is an EA/EO/M/F/
Vet employer.


Driver Trainees
Werner needs entry level
semi drivers. No exp. re-
quired. Avg $36K 1st yr!
60% home nightly/weekly.
CDL training in your area.

15 Unit Condominium on
Cape San Bias needs
Maintenance person to
mow, inspect, clean pool
and do general mainte-
nance. License/Insurance
required. Send resume to:
PO Box 443, Port St Joe,
FL 32457. After resume re-
viewed, will call to arrange
property view and com-
pensation requirements.

PT help in Pro Shop at St.
Joseph's Bay Country
Club. Retirees Welcome.
Call 227-1751 or -apply at
700 Country Club Rd. Pt.

St. Joe


Superior Bank, a $1.8 bil-
lion community bank has
an opening at our Port St
Joe branch for a teller. A
high school diploma or
equivalent is required. Pre-
vious teller or cash han-
dling exp is preferred. Pro-
fessional demrenor and
previous customer service
experience a must. We of-
fer competitive salary and
benefits. Please fax re-
sume to 850-227-7552 or
e-mail resume to jed.tavlo

Real Estate

Sales Associate

St. Joe Towns & Resorts is
currently recruiting for
Sales Associates for their
Windmark Beach develop-
ment in Port St. Joe, FL.
This position requires a FL
real estate license, proven
history in selling and or
marketing coastal/resort
properties and computer
literacy in data base con-
tact management soft-
ware. This is an outstand-
ing opportunity to become
a part of the JOE team that
will develop 3.5 miles of
beach front property on St.
Joseph Bay! This position
maintains weekend and
holiday office hours.
Please fax your resume to
850-229-7952 or email to
Equal Opportunity
Pre-Employment Drug
Screening Required


HVAC Condo
(with Experience)
Panama City &
Mexico Beach Areas
Top Pay, Excellent Bene-
fits, Vacation/Holiday Pay,
Keith Lawson Company
Tim Harrell
(850) 251-5864
Minority Applicants
encourage to apply


HVAC Mechanics
& Helpers
Top Pay, Excellent Bene-
fits, Vacation/Holiday Pay,
401 K.
Keith Lawson Company
Steven Stamps
(850) 251-5925
Minority Applicants
encourage to apply

Youngquist Brothers, Inc.
Excellent Job Opportunity
in South Florida! Positions
Available: -Drillers
-Derricks *Floor Hands -
Excellent benefits package
available after 90 days.
Fax resume 239-489-4545
or contact Cliff at
239-489-4444. MUST
TEST. Drug Free

Traffic Signal'
& Laborers
with construction exp. La-
borers $9.00/hour; Certi-
fied Traffic Technicians -
$12.00/hour and up
Stop by our PC office at
6509 Highway 22
betw. 7a & 4p Mon. Fri.
to fill out application.
Griffin Traffic Signals -

Attention 'Job Seekers"
Take Home $1200/wk and
be home nightly. Requires:
No Overnight Travel No
College -No Computer
Knowledge Call Nowl
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Are you looking for a new career?
Learn A Trade & Get Paid!
Gain new skills for a profitable career
with on-the-job training in construction.
Electrician Helpers
Heating, A/C, & Refrigeration
Carpenter Helpers
Drywall Installers and many more
Employers: offset training costs &
hire "ready-to-work" employees!
For more information call:
Sherry Wilson 850-872-4340 ext. 138

Workforce Center
625 Hwy 231, Mariner Plaza, Panama City
Open Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00 pm
The Workforce Center is an equal oppoDtunity employer. Program and
auxiliary aids and services are available upon request io individuals wilh
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may be multi-level mar-
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do not recommend giv-
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account information out
over the phone. Always
research the company
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with BEFORE investing.

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Wildlife and more.
Call 7 days
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5100 Business
5110 Money to Lend

S 5100
Gulf County 8COP Liquor
License. Full Liquor &
Package Rare chance to
own Asking $478K obo.
Send replies to: PO Box
1265, Port St. Joe, 32457.
Only Serious Inquires
Only! Present inventory in-
cluded- No financing.


Ads in this classifica-
tion may or may not re-
quire an investment or
may be multi-level mar-
keting opportunities. We
do not recommend giv-
ing credit card or bank
account information out
over the phone. Always
research the company
you plan to do business
with BEFORE investing.

All Snacks, All Drinks,
All Brands
Great Equipment /
Support Financing availa-
ble with $6K down
Call: 800-337-6590 local


Commercial Building for
lease with workshop and
office space. Approx.
3300sf, 201 Tarpon St.
Port St. Joe call

unit 1250 SF/ office bath-
room 12x12 roll up door,
located at the corner of
Pondarosa Pines & Ruth-
erford in Jones Home-
stead. $650 a month in-
cludes util. 1 year lease
+1 mo. rent dep. 647-2715
after 6pm.


Day: 227-7200
Night: 647-3882
St. Joe Beach


In Port St. Joe


Mini Storage

Climate and
Control Storage
Boat/RV storage &
office space

Climate Control

St. Joe
Rent-All, Inc.
-706 First Street
Phone 227-2112

a5x1Q 10x 10x20

On Site Rentals 6 Days
A Week.


Office space, approx
1200st, S1200mo, located
on Long Ave, Port St Joe,
Some office furnishings
available, 850-229-1450
Two Private 2nd floor of-
fices with shared reception
and kitchen. One 1st floor
private office. Beautiful
view overlooking St. Joe
Bay at Simmons Bayou.
$350 mo per office. Utilities
included. First, last month
rent plus $150 deposit per
unit required. Call 850-
229-7799, M-F, 9-4pm.

A1I6110 I


1 br, 1 ba 15081/2 Long
Ave. in Port St. Joe. No
pets. $475/mo.+ 1st and
last + dep. Call
850-229-6825 available
October 1st.
2 br, 1 ba with large yard
in Port St. Joe, CH&A. No
pets, $650 + Utilities and
deposit. Call 850-229-1215

2 br, 2 ba, Mexico Beach
gulffront, new, small pool,
furnished, Elevator, 1 yr
lease. $1295/mo. Call
4 br 2 ba TH with pool lo-
cated in Mexico Beach,
$1200mo, 850-229-8667 or
Gulf Aire 3 br, 2 ba no
smoking/pets, approx.
1700sf, garage, 1000ft
from the beach.
$1100/month with lease +
dep. Call 850-866-0071

Mexico Beach area, Sev-
eral Condos/Townhouses,
furnished & unfurn, Start-
ing at $750mo. Sundance
Realty 850-648-8700

For Rent
Mexico Beach
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
Brand New! Large
master suite, great
view Pool &
hot tub, 1 Block to

14o 0

2 br in
Highland View
partly furn. $500 + $300
deo Call 850-227-1260


2 br, 2 ba House, on
Americas, in St. Joe Beach
Carport, fenced backyard,
pet possibility depend on
pet. Call 832-5894.

3 br, 3 ba, Mexico Beach
Gulfview on Hwy 98, spa-
cious, for a family or
roommate to share. 1 yr
lease. $1595/mo. Call

4 br, 2 ba on secluded ac-
res Just off Hwy C-30 near
Indian Pass. Detatched
hottub, room overlooking
stocked fishpond. Great
privacy $1100mo 500dep
Avail Oct 1st. Call
850-653-7291 or
Gorgeous Bay Sunset
view on CR-30, 2 bed-
rooms, 2 '/2 baths, wood
floors, custom cabinets,
fully furnished, screened
porch and open deck. 6-9
month lease, $1150 mo.,
first, & last month rent,
$550 security deposit on
signing. No pets. Call
850-229-7799, M-F, 9-4pm.

Mexico Beach very nice 3
br, 2 ba. 313 Hatley Dr.
Close to beach, $900 mo
+ $900 dep. Call

Mexico Beach, Several
homes for rent, furnished
& unfurnished, $1200mo,
Call Sundance Realty
Overstreet, Beautiful 4 br,
2 ba Home, 1824sf, on 1
acre, $1250 mo.+dep. ,Call
(310) 755-8118 Iv msg.
Port St. Joe bay view
1810sf 3 br, 2 ba. Ig. Flori-
da room, w/d, Fp, fenced
backyard w/ lawn care in-
cluded. 2 car attached gar.
102 Sunset Cir. $1575/mo.
+ dep. 774-6649
Pt. St. Joe Beach 4 br, 2
ba newly renovated. Un-
furn, 1 blk off beach.
$1200mo. 850-544-2218
RENTALS Available. Call
RENTALS, @. Mexico,
Beach 850-648-1012.

Waterfront 3 br, 2 ba lo-
cated in the 'Overstreet
area. Completely renovat-
ed with new kitchen &
bath, Irg back porch, over-
looking intercoastal water-
way. Short drive to the
beach.. Call 648-5865

Established 1938 0 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67 years


| 6160
Downtown Port St Joe at
the Pelican Roost, weekly
or monthly. Call for more
information 850-227-5341

2 br, 2 ba, furnished, with
washer & dryer on 1 acre
in Carrabelle beach.
$600mo/$700 dep 850
697-8440 or 813-546-6987

3 br, 1 ba Mobile Home,
125 Woodly Dr. Wewa, FL
(Douglas Landing) blocks
from Chipola River, $650
mo., (917) 650-6452.

3 br, 2 ba 223 Narvaez St.
St. Joe Beach. No pets.
$700/mo. + 1st, last and
dep. Call 850-229-6825
2 br, 1 ba $360mo +
$360Dep. No pets please.

Mexico Beach 3 br 2 ba
with deck & screen porch.
Less than 1 block to the
beach. Furnished or unfur-
nished, $850mo, Call
Sundance Realty 850-648-
RV Space for rent private
lot with 1 room cottage
with full bath 9452 Olive St.
Beacon Hill Call Dan

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S 7150

98 Acres in Jackspn
County. Large oaks, fish
pond and cleared farm
land. $4,500/ac. call
Cape San Bias 1/2 ac.
plus. Interior bayside lot.
Driftwood Ave. Fire sale
$195K Call 513-697-1777

Indian Pass Gulf Front_ Lot
in gated community with
pool, & pool house, ho
build out requirements,
Realtors welcome. Price to
sell at $899,000. Contact
John Gray 334-750-1414
150x100, 1 block from
beach, watervlew, $250K.
OBO Owner Finance
850-596-2057 or 271-1453
Mexico Beach Lot,
75'x100', walk to beach,
$169K OBO Owner fi-
nance. Motivated Seller
850-596-2057 or 271-1453

7100 Homes
7110 Beach Home/
7120 Commercial
7130 Condo/Townhouse
7140 Farms & Ranches
7150 Lots and Acreage
7160 Mobile Homes/Lots
7170 Waterfront
7180 Investment
7190 Out-of-Town
Real Estate
7200 Timeshare

!!!!Great Deal!!!
3 br 2.5 ba, brick/vinyl,
new Home just built,
2100+sf H/C, 2 car gar,
2/3 of, an acre in White
city, wllots of extras.
$275K, 850-227-4356
'2 br 1 ba Port'St.Joe. Cor-
ner lot with bay view. RE-
SDUCEDN $215K. 85jl-762-
3252 www.forsalebyowner.
Golf Course Home. 3 br,
2 ba w/elevator and FP,
new carpet & ceramic tile.
Split firpin with Open Great
Room. View of 16th Green.
$329K Call 352-622-7574
House only for Sale! Must
be moved. 5746 Hwy 71 (6
miles N. of PSJ). Approx
1400 sf, 3 br,1 ba,hrdwd
floors, C/A, FP, stove,
refig, W/D. Ducky Johnson
has moving cost info.
$18,000. Call Mary Lou @
Income Property
Port St. Joe 4 br, 2 ba
House & 2 Apts. 70%
Remodeled. Income Po-
tential $2,000 /Month. 5
Blocks. from New Mari-
na. Pay balance due to
bank. Call 850-227-5920
Mexico Beach 4 br, 2 ba
:Screened in rear porch,
front deck, 2 blocks to
*beach. Price reduced
$205K. Call 478-954-2050

Three Yr Old Like new 3
br, 2 ba, 1355sf, on Stone
Dr. Ward Ridge, Vaulted
ceilings, 2 car garage,
Asking $225k Call
850-380-4379 or

For Trade
Lot In Seacrest next to
Rosemary Beach. Will
trade for house in Pt. St.
Joe. Call .Bobby @


Thurs- Oct 12 at 11am
183 Acres In
Franklin County
*Selling in Two Tracts
or as a Whole
*Surrounded by the Ap-
palachian Wildlife Man-
River Frontage on East
*Great Hunting Tract
Photos, Plats & Com-
plete Auction Details at
Free Brochure
H& M # AB110;
Ben G. Hudson, Jr.
AU230; BK3006464


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Nice 3 br MH on Large lot,
short walk to St. Joe
Beach, $225K Call

I 7190 I
Mountain Land for Sale
Large and small tracts
available North Georgia
Mountains Murphy North
Carolina Starting "at
$10,000 per acre and up.
By owner 770-401-7384

8100 Antique & Collectibles
8110- Cars
8120 Sports Utility Vehicles
8130 Trucks
8140 Vans
8150 Commercial
8160 Motorcycles
8170 Auto Parts
& Accessories
8210 Boats
8220 Personal Watercraft
8230 Sailboats
8240 Boat & Marine
Supplies i
8310 Aircraft/Aviation
8320 ATV/Off Road Vehicles
8330 Campers & Trailers
8340 Motorhomes


Dodge Intrepid '016 4
door, AT, AC, V6, loaded,
leather, sunroof, $3950
Quality Cars 960-4464.
Ford Mustang '98, AT,
AC, V6, loaded, 1 owner,
excellent condition, $3950
Quality Cars 960-4464 .

To Place An Ad
in The Times
(850) 747-5020
1 (800) 345-8688

S 8120
Chevy Blazer '00'4x4,' 4
door, AT, AC, V6, loaded,
low mi, one owner, $6950.
Quality Cars 960-4464.

Ford F150 '00 XLT,.Ext
Cab, Ithr, 5.4 Triton,,iAT,
AC, loaded, topper, $790
Quality Cars 960-4464.


21ft Slickcraft:
Good Boat to restore,,
$500obo, 850-229-9434
Grady White 22' WAC,
200hp Johnson Ocean
Runner w/ Grady Bracket.
25HP Johnson Kicker, v6ry
low hrs on motor. King Lo-
ran, Raytheon Fish Finder,
VHS, Outriggers, Alum.
Magic Load Trailer, Asking
$15,500 Call 850-653-8990


America's Mini Storage
850-229-8014 or

Dry Boat Storage
FOR RENT! Exclusive
Carrabelle Boat Club.
Safe, state-of-the-art mari-
na. Enjoy The Luxuridus
clubhouse and facilities.
Call Caryn 404-643-6971.

September Is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

As the Florida Department
of Health (DOH) observes
September as Prostate Cancer
Awareness Month, Deputy
State Health Officer Bonita
Sorensen, M.D., M.B.A.,
encourages men, over the age
of 50, to make an appointment
to see a physician and discuss
prostate screening.
"Prostate cancer
screening is a critical test
that can save lives," said Dr.
Sorensen. "African-American
men and men who have a
close relative with a prostate
cancer diagnosis may be at
an increased risk and should

consider beginning screenings
as early as age 45."
Prostate cancer is the
second leading cause of
cancer death in Florida,
exceeded only by lung cancer.
The American Cancer Society
estimates that 2,570 men in
Florida will die of prostate
cancer during 2006.
According to the American
Cancer Society, prostate
cancer is the most common
cancer, excluding skin
cancers, in American men.
It is estimated that during
2006 about 234,460 new
cases of prostate cancer will

be diagnosed in the U.S., and
18,090 new prostate cancers
will be diagnosed in the state
of Florida during 2006.
The state of Florida has
seen a steady decline in the
age-adjusted incidence rate of
prostate cancer since peaking
in 1992, as the Prostate
Specific Antigen (PSA) test
for prostate cancer came into
general use. This trend has
been seen both among Non-
Hispanic Whites and Non-
Hispanic Blacks. All cancers
diagnosed in the State of
Florida are reported to the
Florida Cancer Data System,

the statewide, population-
based registry to monitor the
occurrences of cancer for the
entire state.
DOH encourages men to
be aware of the risk factors
associated with developing
prostate cancer and take an
active role in their health.
Factors that may increase the
risk of developing prostate
cancer include:
Age As a man
ages, his risk increases. The
average age of patients at the
time of diagnosis is 70.
Race The disease
is much more -common in

African-American men than in
white men. It is less common
in Asian and American Indian
Family history of
prostate cancer If a man's
father or brother has had the
disease, especially at an early
age, the risk is higher.
Diet and dietary
factors A diet high in animal
fat and lower in fruits and
vegetables may increase the
risk of prostate cancer.
Men who may have any
of these risk factors should
consult their physicians
regarding annual screenings.

Contact your local county
health department for
prostate cancer activities
being conducted in your
For more information on
prostate cancer and screening,
call the National Cancer
Institute at 1-800-4-CANCER
or visit the DOH Web site
at and
select Cancer from the drop

Ethanol Comes To Tallahassee

Tallahassee Motorists

Can Power Flexfuel Vehicles With E85

Demonstrating an ongoing
commitment to diversifying
.Florida's energy, Governor Jeb
Bush and Florida Department
of Environmental Protection
Secretary Colleen M. Castille
joined executives from General
'Motors and Inland Food
Stores to open the firstpublic
E85 ethanol pump in Flobrida.'
Located in Tallahassee, the
pump is the first of 17 etha-
nol pumps to be 'installed by
Inland Food Stores in North
Florida during the next eight
"Securing a diverse and
reliable supply of energy
will reduce Florida's depen-
dence on imported oil and
ensure that a balanced mix
.of fuel sources and technolo-
gies are available for years to
come," said Governor Bush.
"The tremendous potential of
ethanol to become a major
source of transportation fuel
for Florida's energy future will
be spurred with greater public
access to ethanol fuelling sta-
tions." .
As part of the announce-
"ment, General Motors .will
promote the, availability of
ethanol fuel with dealers and
Sthe thousands: of consum-
'ers with FlexFuel vehicles min
the Tallahassee region. E85
FlexFuel vehicles can run on
-any combination! of gasoline
including E85, a fuel blend
of 85 percent ethanol and 15
percent gasoline. The use of
.E85 can contribute to energy
independence by diversifying
the source of transportation'
fuels beyond petroleum, and
if provides positive environ-
mental benefits in the form of
reduced greenhouse gas ehius-
"We congratulate General
Motors and Inland Food'
Stores in the formation of
this partnership to bring
renewable biofuel to consum-

ers at more retail locations,"
said Commissioner Charles
Bronson, Florida Department
of Agriculture and Consumer
Services. "We're pleased that
the efforts of today's partner-
ship will help provide more
Florida consumers with
domestically grown and pro-
duced fuel choices like E85."
Florida has one of the'
nation's fastest growing pop-
ulations, constantly increas-
ing the demand for power
and transportation fuel. The
demand for motor vehicle
transportation fuel is expected
to grow from 28 million gal-
lons per day to more than 32
million gallons per day with
Florida depending almost
-exclusively on other states and
Nations for supplies of oil and
"GM already has more
than two million vehicles
on the road today that are
capable .of using E85 ethanol
fuel." said Elizabeth Lowery,
GM vice president of environ-
ment and energy. "We appre-
ciate that Inland Food Stores
is joining our efforts to make
this great fuel alternative avail-
able to people in Florida. We
also appreciate the support of
Governor Bush and the State
of Florida as we continue to
promote the use of E85 etha-
nol and its many benefits for
the environment, the economy
and consumers."
An adequate, reliable,
diverse, efficient and afford-
able energy supply, coupled
with a long-term commitment
to: energy conservation, is
vital for maintaining Florida's
growing economy and quality
of life.
"Inland is proud to offer
the first retail E85 dispensers
in the State of Florida," Mike
Harrell. President and CEO
of Inland Food Stores. "We
operate under the motto of

'Outrageous Customer Service'
and offering E85 is another
way we can give our custom-
ers the choices they deserve.
We are committed to mak-
ing alternative fuel choices
like E85 easily available to the
public and we are excited to
be teaming up with Governor
Jeb Bush, General Motors,
and our supply partners to
promote E85's availability and
to increase consumer aware-
Spearheaded by Governor
Bush, the 2006 Florida Energy
Act takes the first comprehen-
sive step toward a diverse, reli-
able and secure energy future
by reducing regulatory barri-
ers to expedite electric gen-
eration capacity and providing
rebates, grants and tax incen-
tives to drive the development
of alternative fuel technologies.
The four year, $100 million
plan aims to reduce Florida's
dependence on imported. oil,
spur 'economic growth and
increase investment in clean-
er, alternative energy sources
such as solar, hydrogen and
The Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services (DACS) has also
taken an aggressive approach
on issues regarding the sale,
distribution, and production of
alternative and renewable fuels
in the State of Florida. DACS
has changed the definition of
"petroleum fuels" legislatively,
allowing for the Department to
regulate the sale and distribu-
tion of alternative fuels, such
as E85, ensuring maximum
consumer protection; adopted
quality and labeling standards
for such fuels into Department
rule in June 2006; put forth
legislation providing incen-
tives for the alternative and
renewable fuel business sec-
tors, and created the Farm to
Fuel Program.

Childhood Obesity on the Rise:

PTAs Take Action, Get Kids Moving

Over the past 30 years, the
obesity rate has nearly tripled
for children ages 2-5 years
and youth ages 12-19 years,
and quadrupled for children
ages 6-11 years, according to
a report released yesterday
by the Institute of Medicine.
That's why PTA is joining lead-
ing child advocacy groups and
Cartoon Network to support
the inaugural "National Recess
Week," September 18-22.
National Recess Week, the
second phase of the "Rescuing
Recess" campaign, calls atten-
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to get the business off
the ground, White is also
learning the basics of floral
"She is teaching me how
to do arrangements," White
said, adding that, "maybe
in eight months or so I will
be able to make a bow."
In turn, White is provid-
ing lessons on the business
end. While they are, White
noted, in for the long haul,
White has cautioned her
sister that they are likely
not to see much in the way
of profits for the first cou-
ple of years as they build
the enterprise.
"She does the business,
I do the flowers," Harrison
said with a chuckle.
White added, "Our fam-
ilies are real supportive. We
are very fortunate in that
we have the experience. We
aren't going in cold turkey."
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taken place at the store.
A large room off the
main showroom is being
'turned into a dual-purpose
alcove of sorts.
"One side will be for
special holidays and the
other will be for people
who are dealing with funer-
als and loss, giving them
a quiet place to select the
right flowers," Harrison
Harrison also works
extensively with plas-
tic flowers, with several
arrangements in the shop
appearing to be the real
deals save for the absence
of fragrance.
"The plastic they have
come out with now, they
don't look anything like they
used to," Harrison noted.
The store features a
variety of fruit, gourmet
and gift baskets, knick-
knacks and other goodies

for holidays, special occa-
sions or for a thoughtful
and timely gift.
But the dominant item
remains flowers, which
are scattered, in a host of
colorful and eye-catching
arrangements, around the
"To me a florist is
where, more than anything,
you should see the flow-
ers," White said. "Bright,
cheerful, everybody likes
Jumping into business
has strengthened the ties of
sisterhood, Harrison and
White agreed.
"It has brought us a
whole lot closer," White
Harrison added, "At
least we see each other
every day."
And while their paths
diverged for a time, as they
converge again the sisters
bring a similar focus to
their latest partnership.
"Be good to your cus-
tomers," Harrison said of
the secret to success. "Give
them a little more than they
expect and they will be your
customers for life."
Listen to her and it is
clear that is an expression
from the heart.

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30 minutes: After the last sound
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"To me a florist is where, more than anything, you should see the flowers," Joanna White said. "Bright,.
cheerful, everybody likes flowers."

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Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET Display ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET 227-1278 Classi ed deadline is Monday 5 p.m. ET 747-5020 TABLE OF CONTENTS quotequote id quote nameJUMP From Page 6AFrom page 6A Subscribe to The StarCall 227-1278For your hometown paper delivered to your home!Opinions4A Letters to the Editor5A Sports 10A Society News2-3B Obituaries 4B Church News 5B Law Enforcement8B School News 10B Legals 11B Classieds 12-13B Trades & Services14B INDEXA Freedom Newspaper Real Estate Advertising Deadline Thursday 11:00 am ET Display Advertising Deadline Friday 11:00 am ET227-1278Classified Line-Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm ET747-5020 xxxx xxxxxxx 1BVISITTHESTARONLINEATWWW.STARFL.COM XXXXX XXXXXXYOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937 THE S TAR By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Port St. Joe commissioners on Tuesday engaged in a testy discussion about a policy to waive utility fees in certain circumstances. At the last meeting, commissioners tabled a request to adjust or waive a bill from a resident. The bill was well outside the customers normal usage and was, he said, the result of a leak on the city side of his meter. Commissioners tabled the request to adjust the bill to establish a policy to provide staff with parameters for dealing with contested bills. City manager Jim Anderson said staff makes as many as 100 adjustments each month, the number uctuating month by month and season by season. City attorney Tom Gibson said the current policy for such adjustments is in line with surrounding municipalities. The draft policy put before commissioners during their regular bi-monthly meeting Tuesday crafted with input from Anderson, Gibson and the citys accounting rm, Roberson and Associates was not what Commissioner William Thursbay said he was looking for, moving immediately to adjust the bill in question. Thursbay said the six months before the month in question which resulted in a bill of more than $4,000 for water and sewer combined on a residential property should be averaged and that number represent the customers bill for that contested month. His motion was quickly seconded by Commissioner Phil McCroan, and Commissioner Bo Patterson expressed support, but Mayor Mel Magidson advised caution. We dont need to be dealing with water bill adjustments every meeting, he said. He said commissioners were not requiring any payment on the bill in question until a policy was in place and said commissioners were elected to set the standards for staff to follow. Thursbay angrily responded, I am tired of it. He said he sat in his chair on the podium each week, made motions and watched as 15-20 minutes went by while the issue was debated, in particular by Magidson. It takes an act of God to make you move, he said. Gibson stepped in at Magidsons request after Magidson responded to Thursbay, Now, settle down a minute. Gibson said once commissioners act, that action is policy. Youve created the policy; you have set the precedent, Gibson said. From a legal standpoint, By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com After 14 hours of interviews, a jury of six with two alternates was empaneled Tuesday afternoon for the murder trial of Walt Butler. Opening statements from the prosecution and defense followed before Circuit Court Judge John Fishel adjourned court for the day. The prosecution began to present its case Wednesday morning. The trial is expected to last one to two days. Ten members of victim Everett Gants family were present as State Attorney Robert Sombathy focused on Butlers alleged racist remarks toward fellow members of the Pine Ridge apartment complex in Port St. Joe. The racist words escalated over the course of the day and ended with Butler allegedly shooting Gant between the eyes with a .22 ri e. Butler is being charged with second-degree murder evidencing prejudice based on race. During his statements, Sombathy focused on Butlers apparent intoxication the night of July 30, 2012, and made it clear to the jury that Butler and the victim had no prior issues. They were not enemies at all, Sombathy said. They got along ne. Sombathy said Gant showed up at Butlers apartment unannounced, and the jurors were asked to consider if Butler handled the situation like a reasonable, prudent and cautious person. Butler had used racial slurs against a child in the community, which spurred Gant to approach the defendants home. This shooting meant no more to Butler than shooting a dog, Sombathy said. Deputy Public Defender Mark Sims offered a different perspective and focused his arguments on a man who felt threatened and simply defended himself in his home. According to the arresting af davit by former Sheriff Joe Nugent, after shooting Gant, Butler closed the door, pulled his dinner out of the oven and sat down to eat. Gant snatched the door open aggressively, Sims said. Walt had to make a split-second decision. He shot him where he knew it would stop him.By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Jimbo Collins is under contract to be the next owner of the historic Port Theatre in Port St. Joe. His plans for the building mirror in signi cant aspects those of a local group of arts patrons hoping to purchase the building. Collins appeared before the Port St. Joe Planning and Development Review Board last week to provide a brief overview of what his hopes are for renovating the building. Collins is due to close on the deal for the theater in January, he said. He told the planning board members he still has work to do to formalize his plans, and no formal action was taken by the board. Collins said his nancing is in place, but there is still due diligence to be done before closing. Local contractor Bob Windolf will be his general contractor, Collins said. Im excited to be here, Collins said. Timing is everything, and I think the time is right now. I think a higher power had a reason for me being here at this time. I have been welcomed by the community with open arms. It has been overwhelming. I cannot tell you how much it has exceeded my expectations. Collins renovation of the theater will take place over two phases, he Port clears a major dredging hurdle By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com Last weeks meeting of the Port St. Joe Port Authority was noteworthy not for what must be accomplished to secure a permit to dredge the shipping channel but for what would not have to be done. Shaving months and thousands of dollars off the timeline and budget for a permit to dredge the shipping channel, the Port Authority board was told a signi cant federal process would be unnecessary. In securing a dredge permit, Tommy Pitts, former port director and now project manager for engineers Hatch Mott MacDonald, said the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would not require a so-called Section 408 assessment of the dredge project. A Section 408, in very broad strokes, is a study undertaken to determine how a dredging project might environmentally affect another Corps project. Such a study would have cost the Port Authority thousands of dollars in the long term, but more importantly, it would have signi cantly affected the timeline for the dredging, extending it by as much as a year. The key to the dredging for the WALT BUTLERJury seated; Butler trial beginsThursday, NOVEMBER 21, 2013 YEAR 76, NUMBER 6PSJ commissioners clash over utility rate waiver policy FIND OUT MOREGet updates on the Walt Butler murder trial at www. star .com. Get updates See BUTLER A2 See COMMISSION A2 FILE PHOTOThe historic Port Theatre, listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, is under new ownership, which intends to turn the theater into a multi-purpose community building with an eye toward anchoring a revitalization of downtown Port St. Joe. C O M I N G S O O NSee DREDGING A2Planning board gets look at theater plans HISTORIC PORT THEATRE UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP Mexico Beach Christmas, B1 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . A4-A5Letters to the Editor . . . . . . .A5Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . .A6 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . .A7School News . . . . . . . . . . B3Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . B4Classi eds . . . . . . . . . .B7-B8See THEATER A3


LocalA2 | The Star Thursday, November 21, 2013 Formoreinformationpleasevisit:www.diabetes.orgorcontact850-653-2111ext102. NovemberisDiabetes AwarenessMonth!TheFloridaDepartmentofHealthinFranklin CountyClosingtheGapProgramwillliketo promoteDiabetesAwarenessMonth!Youcanpreventordelaytheonsetontype2diabetesthrough ahealthylifestyle.Changeyourdiet,increaseyourlevelof physicalactivity,maintainahealthyweight.withthese positivesteps,youcanstayhealthierlongerandreduceyour riskofdiabetes.Belowisalistofriskfactorsthatcontributeto developingdiabetes: familyhistory you need to set the policy and then deal with this (individual bill). If you give this man a break tonight, you set the policy. This man does not have to do anything until we set the policy. Michael McKenzie with Roberson and Associates said the draft policy was intended to provide fairness to all consumers of the water while being mindful that the enterprise fund tied to utilities must balance. If, through their action, commissioners were taking revenue out, those dollars had to be replaced by cutting expenditures. Under the draft policy, the estimate was the city would lose roughly $100,000 a year. We would have to increase rates again, which is not something we need to do, Commissioner Rex Buzzett said. McKenzie also echoed concerns about setting a precedent. If you do an adjustment for one person, what do you do about other people? Anderson said, voicing the opinion of staff. We just want to treat everyone fair. Gibson said input from commissioners on such a draft policy was welcome and needed, noting they had the policy in hand by the end of last week. An agitated Thursbay withdrew his motion after trying to amend it to say a bill eight times normal for the address should be the threshold for adjusting utility bills. I am tired of ghting, Thursbay said. I dont get paid enough to ght like this. I am ghting for everyone in this city. Thursbay said he would have to go tell the customer seeking the bill adjustment that he failed in getting him help.LIGHTHOUSECommissioners started again on the bid process for relocation of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse into the city by rejecting the original bids and choosing to move forward with a new process. The project will now be bid in two segments: one to move the lighthouse tower and the other to move the ancillary buildings, two keepers quarters and the oil house. After consulting with an individual whose company assisted in saving the St. George Island Lighthouse, Magidson said it was clear that contractors were shooting in the dark about the process and cost of moving the lighthouse. Eight contractors attended a pre-bid conference; the city received two bids. Commissioners approved contracting on a sole source basis with a Florida-based expert to remove the lens from the lighthouse, which is the rst step to relocation. The lens belongs to the U.S. Coast Guard. It must either be returned to the Coast Guard or put on display for the public under climatecontrolled conditions. The lens also must be handled by an expert lampist, Magidson said, and there is only one in Florida. The $16,000-plus cost will come out from the state appropriation the city received for the relocation. Sims said after the shooting, Butler knew it would be a long night of questioning and wanted to have some food in his stomach. Monday began with more than 100 potential jurors arriving at the Gulf County Courthouse. They were divided into groups of 19 and interviewed by Sombathy and Sims. Questions for the potential jurors ranged from prior knowledge of the case, to prior knowledge of the witnesses and whether hearing racial slurs would be considered too offensive to bear. Considerable time was given to explaining to the group that it was the states burden to prove Butler guilty beyond all reasonable doubt, but not the defenses responsibility to prove him innocent. Reasonable doubt is not an imaginary doubt, Sombathy said. Its not a doubt you have to force yourself into. Sims spent time questioning the groups about gun ownership, familiarity with .22 ries and their personal denitions of self-defense. He explained the Stand Your Ground law and asked if anyone had preconceived notions about the Pine Ridge Apartments. He also asked if anyone felt that Butler was guilty simply because he was charged and asked if anyone would hold it against him if he didnt take the stand. These questions might seem nosy, Sims said. They are. I want to be a good advocate to Mr. Butler. Because of the highly-publicized nature of the events and focus on racial issues, Sims questioned potential jurors on their familiarity with the Trayvon Martin case out of Sanford and whether they felt like the jury got it right. Sims asked about their familiarity with the Paula Deen scandal, which saw the television chef booted off the air for discriminatory comments she allegedly made 25 years earlier. Sims questioned them as to whether a white person could be forgiven for using racial slurs in their life or if it was an unforgettable sin. He further explored the topic, soliciting opinions on if such words were covered under the First Amendment. Sims questioned potential jurors who acknowledged a traumatic life event on their mindset after and completed his interview by asking each prospective juror if they were from Gulf County, and if not, where had they come from, how long had they been there and what brought them to the area. Some potential jurors were vocal that they had already made up their minds on the case or expressed the difculty because of personal connections and friendships with the Butler or Gant families. Others felt that despite Gulf County being a small community, they could still judge the case fairly. COMMISSION from page A1Port of Port St. Joe is that two letters of intent the St. Joe Company has secured with energy companies to transport wood pellets to domestic and international markets through the port hinged on dredging being completed sometime 2015. In a dredge permit preapplication meeting with state and federal agencies in September, that Corps component was the most worrisome to port ofcials. On the ip side, there was optimism because the shipping channel is an authorized Corps project, and therefore, effects to another Corps project were not evident. That is big news, Pitts said of the decision by the Corps not to require the Section 408 assessment. That would have been a deal-killer. That was very encouraging. We are not going to modify the channel beyond the federally authorized channel. Also encouraging, said Pitts and Bill Perry with HMM, was that it was the lobbying of state agency ofcials that carried the day for the Port of Port St. Joe during a recent meeting. In hiring Pitts which came after the company and the Port Authority ensured it crossed no legal or ethical boundaries Perry noted Pitts long-standing knowledge with the government processes concerning ports as well as deep history with the Port of Port St. Joe. Pitts learned of a meeting between ofcials with the Corps and state agencies. Pitts said last week that entering the meeting, it seemed a foregone conclusion that Section 408 would come into play. But, Pitts said, ofcials at state agencies lobbied the ports case and that support from leadership was critical. Pitts reiterated an aggressive timeline mapped out earlier by Perry when the outcome on Section 408 was an unknown. The hope is to have an application to state and federal agencies within four to six months with a permit in hand by spring. With the hope of funding for dredging coming in the coming legislative session the estimated cost is at least $20 million Pitts said the dredging could be completed by the end of 2014. That is an aggressive goal, Pitts said. There are too many unknowns to peg our hopes to that schedule. Work began this week on assessing materials and any potential contaminants along the oor of the shipping channel, Pitts said. An assessment of the volume of the materials that will need to be dredged is underway, as is a sediment survey, a time-consuming process that involves engineers taking bore samples at as many as 67 GPS-identied locations in the ship channel and turning basin. Potential disposal sites, including the old paper mill site and upland areas owned by St. Joe, are being identied, Pitts said, as well as potential locations along St. Joseph Peninsula where any appropriate sandy material would be used for beach nourishment. We are working very hard at achieving our schedule, Pitts said. A costbenet study, to be performed by the Haas Institute out of the University of West Florida, is also underway, said Port Authority Chairman Leonard Costin. That study is aimed at demonstrating the value of investing in the development of the Port of Port St. Joe, an important piece for the lobbying of state ofcials who have from the governor down emphasized a return on investment gauge during the coming legislative session. I see things coming together, Costin said. You cant overstate the importance of the Corps of Engineers decision. BUTLER from page A1 DREDGING from page A1


LocalThe Star| A3Thursday, November 21, 2013 By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com Things are looking up for the gymnasium floor at Port St. Joe Elementary School. During a workshop Tuesday, Hank Blackman of RAM Enterprises in Montgomery, Ala., presented specs that would not only address the moisture issues that had caused the floor to warp, but also bring the gymnasium floor up to date with current standards. The project could cost the school upward of $118,000 on the high end. Blackman analyzed the existing floor and revealed that stagnant air had made its way between the sub-floor and maple floor and disintegrated the vapor barrier. Its a wide open said. He said the building could become an anchor for a revitalization of Reid Avenue. I want the old theater to be a community-use theater, Collins said. Once the purchase of the theater is closed, Collins plans on having two public meetings to receive input from residents on ideas for the highest and best use of the theater. Collins plans at this time are to convert the rst oor of the theater into a room conducive to large community functions as well as concerts and recitals. He hopes to partner with the Gulf Coast State College and Florida State University and their arts programs to bring arts education and performances to Port St. Joe. Though he intends no permanent seating at this time, the rst oor could accommodate a signi cantly sized function, he said. I want the rst oor to be a multi-use area, Collins said. The other aspect of the rst phase would be converting the rooftop into an area for weddings and other events. He said his intention is to partner with a local wedding planner on turning the rooftop into the ideal place for a weddings and similar functions. I hope by mid-March or April to have events on the roof, Collins said. The second phase, as currently outlined, would include the creation of two levels of loft-type apartments. Collins said the steel enclosure surrounding three sides of the old projection room is perfect for an elevator to reach all levels of the building. Though there is much to nalize, Jay Rish, chairman of the planning board, expressed optimism. It seems like an ambitious and interesting plan, Rish said. I am all for anything that brings people to the community to spend their money. Mywaterlookslike:Itsthemostconvenientandcosteffectivewaytogetfresh,cleaner drinkingwaterinyourhome. 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Funds for the project will come from money generated by motor vehicle tag renewals and will not be a cost to taxpayers. According to director of finance Sissy Worley, if the board doesnt use a large percentage of the tag renewals funds available by the end of the current school year, they will be lost. Available funds from the tax currently total $114,000. Worley said projects eligible for the funds also must have been on both a five-year work plan and a project priority list. The funds cannot be used for landscaping or competition-based facilities, leaving football and soccer fields out of the equation. Worley said the board was good to go on funding and surveying, and funding had been approved by the state. The board will seek competitive bids for the project on replacing the floor to both Blackmans high-end specifications and for restoring it to its original state. Before awarding the bid, the board can cut overall costs by eliminating certain technological elements from the plan. Once a big has been accepted, the project is expected to take six to seven weeks to complete. Were fortunate that we have the ability to address this, Norton said. Were doing the most prudent thing we can do and fixing a real problem and a real situation. Like us on THE PORT ST. JOE STAR


Thursday, November 21, 2013 Page 4I looked at the picture Standing beside my Cousin John was what seemed to be a beautiful blonde haired girl holding a football and wearing a football uniform. The child seemed to be 11 or 12 years old. I looked at the picture closer and didnt make reference to my thinking the football player was a girl. I love looking at pictures of Cousin John because his facial features look so much like my Daddy. You can tell by looking at him, hes kind, but not the type of fellow you would want to cross. Cousin John had on overalls, an Alabama hat and sunglasses and was holding his mouth in such a way that reminded me so much of my Daddy. I said to myself, These are my people; this is where I come from. Asking Cousin Johns daughter tactfully, Who is that with Cousin John? She replied, Thats Billy Bob! My sons best friend. Feeling relieved that I had not stuck my foot in my mouth, which I am very capable of doing; I continued to keep my mouth shut. Cousin Johns daughter went on to say, Billy Bob has recently been diagnosed with She didnt nish her sentence. Billy Bobs mother nished it for her, Epilepsy. It kind of set me back. Then I learned a little more about epilepsy and a lot more about Billy Bob. In the United States, more than 300,000 children under the age of 15 have been diagnosed with epilepsy. More than 90,000 of those children have seizures that cannot be adequately treated. Billy Bob has had a number of health issues that have been challenges to him and his family. Throughout his life, he and his parents have been back and forth to the Childrens Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. This past October, the doctors diagnosed Billy Bob with benign rolandic epilepsy, a form of Pediatric Epilepsy Syndrome. Benign rolandic epilepsy is a common childhood seizure syndrome, with seizures beginning between 2 and 13 years of age. The seizures most commonly observed with Billy Bobs type of epilepsy are partial motor seizures (twitching) or a sensory seizure (numbness or tingling sensation) involving the face or tongue and which may cause garbled speech. In addition, tonicclonic (formally called grand mal) seizures may occur, especially during sleep. Children are amazing Billy Bob is extraordinary. First, is Billy Bob his real name? Yes. His name is William Robert, taking names from each of his granddaddies. His Uncle Jonathan tagged him Billy Bob and that is the name he prefers. It is also the name that friends, teachers, doctors, teammates and the opposition call him. He is famous. He should be. As noted, Billy Bob calls my cousin, Pawpaw John, even though they are not related by blood. Down home, folks look out for each other and having extra grandparents that arent related to you is a welcome thing. Cousin John describes Billy Bobs football skills as follows, In the open eld, Billy Bob will knock the re out of you. Cousin John used a little more of my Daddys sailor language, which is very acceptable when describing football skills in Alabama. In particular, tackles in the open eld. I have always preferred, He will eld-dress you in the open eld. Cousin John knows what it means to have the re knocked out of you he was awarded a Purple Heart for injuries in Vietnam. Therefore, if he says Billy Bob is capable of doing that I believe him. His parents did go through much consideration, consultation and prayer in deciding to let him play football. They also considered how much Billy Bob loved playing football. With that golden blonde hair hanging out of his helmet, Billy Bob plays middle linebacker on defense and wingback on offense. You have to just love it. A fellow named Billy Bob who plays linebacker in the woods of one of Alabamas most beautiful counties Nick Saban, the coach at the I dont know if youve heard any of it, or not. But there sure seems to be a lot of talk lately about health care in this country. Folks are particularly riled up over this thing. I cant tell if they want more health care, or less. I believe the right to choose your own doctor and the health plan that ts your needs and your pocket book has a lot to do with the unrest. There also seems to be a distinct possibility that politics might be involved in this issue. My health plan is to try and not get sick in the rst place. I wear a jacket when it gets cold outside. I take those one a day vitamins for old people. I lay down every chance I get to give my innards a quiet respite. I wash my hands as frequently as possible and I dont eat off of strangers plates. I drink an inordinate amount of Coca-Colas to keep my kidneys ushed out. And if one of my grandkids is coughing and throwing up I hand her to Cathy just as fast as I can! My accident policy revolves around not getting in cars with teenager drivers who think they are bulletproof. I have carried a four leaf clover in my billfold since grade school. I dont dance near the edge of any cliff, high beam, parasail or rooftop. And I try to avoid mean looking dogs, street gangs, knife throwing contests and church members who hold a grudge against me. Our earliest health plan consisted mostly of cod liver oil. Mother would line us up before school and pour a daily dose of that awful tasting stuff down our throats whether we wanted it or not! It didnt matter if we were sick or in good health, whether the moon was full or waning, whether the Whooping Cough was running rampant or if all was calm in grammar school. I belched once in the second grade and wiped out a whole strain of Asian u and cured two cases of the German measles! Mother didnt think much of colas of any kind. She apparently was more worried about strong teeth and bones than our kidneys. Milk and orange juice were her beverages of choice for us. This was back in the age when the children didnt get a vote. Mr. Holland near bout wore out that wagon hauling milk in those big thick bottles out to the house. We ate Wonder bread because it built Strong Bodies 12 Ways. We nibbled on more carrots than Bugs Bunny because it was good for our eyes. If Mom gured it had some intrinsic health value, real or imagined, we ate it, drank it, smelled it, rubbed in own our chest or wrapped it in a rag and tied it to an affected limb. Bumps and bruises were considered part of the daily routine. If it wasnt bleeding or hanging, we didnt pay much attention to it. A pretty good size cut would be treated with a dab of coal oil. If it really looked bad, a right good mixture of burnt oil and sulfur would cure about any cut, growth or unknown malady on the skin. It was also good for head lice, ticks, cutworms and mange. We might have been a tad antiquated with our health coverage but we sure got the doctor of our choice. Dr. Holmes was the only medical doctor in town! And we didnt pay him in advance through some health insurance plan. We were all on the cash and carry system. When my thumb got smashed in the truck door, it was quickly deemed beyond coal oil help. Dr. Holmes stuck a needle in it and went to sewing. We didnt ll out any papers. We didnt produce any cards, open a line of credit or hock one of our cows. It did bother me a little that he looked through his glasses a while and then looked over them some during this operation. I was young and hurting too much to talk. But I didnt want no near sided doctor guessing where to tie off those stitches! Daddy thanked Dr. Holmes and told him he would pay him as soon as he could. They both seemed perfectly satis ed with the nancial arrangements. I felt like then, and I still do to this day, my thumb was more important than the money to the both of them! You can say simpler time or it doesnt work that way today or its much more complicated now till the cows come home but Im not sure Im buying that. Maybe weve let insurance companies talk us into that belief. How, when, where and for what reason did they become the middle men between us and the doctor? I can tell you, Dr. Holmes made an excellent living keeping us tied together. We just paid him direct. And he didnt charge an arm and a leg (no pun intended) either! It was a system that was simple, direct and worked. Its enough to make you scratch your head and wonder how weve come to such a medical morass today. And we did have a piddling of healthcare savvy in 1959. After wed seen what politicians had done with hog prices in West Tennessee, we wouldnt have let them come near our medical needs with a ten foot pole!Respectfully,KesKnow your options when picking your ACA health care planBilly Bob and the Purple Crayon By RICK MCCOLLUMSpecial to The Star The open enrollment period has begun for the Affordable Care Act and will close on March 31, 2014. Many different organizations are working to educate consumers about these new health care options, because it is a signi cant personal decision. Floridians must keep in mind that the plan they choose today cannot be changed until the next enrollment period. Florida is participating in the federal exchange, which offers four plan levels: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronzeeach level corresponds to the portion of the health care costs that the plan covers, ranging from most generous to least generous. Although bronze plans might have the lowest premiums, they will have the highest deductibles and cost-sharing; whereas platinum plans have the highest premiums and lowest out-of-pocket costs. It is also signi cant to note that while premium support for those between 100 and 400 percent federal poverty level applies to all plans, cost sharing assistance is only available in silver level plans. It is extremely important that those facing chronic diseases, such as lupus, pay careful attention to what is offered under the health plans. Lupus is an autoimmune disease with which I am quite familiar; it can manifest itself in the joints, blood, and kidneys. In most cases, lupus fortunately isnt fatal; but as with many chronic illnesses, successfully managing lupus requires regular treatment and close monitoring by medical professionals. When evaluating the health plans to nd one that ts your needs, I recommend estimating your predictable health needs and expenses. There are a few very things to keep in mind when choosing a plan through the health exchange. First, consider whether your doctor or hospital is in your plan. Access to doctors in a plan network particularly specialists might be limited in plans purchased on the health exchange. Knowing which providers are covered is vital for those who suffer from lupus and other chronic diseases. Next, consider how your prescription drugs will be affected speci cally, whether your prescription drugs will be carried on the preferred drug list, and what they will cost. Unfortunately, some plans will likely impose signi cant barriers to innovative medicines. Third, nd out what the covered bene ts are under the plan and whether they include services that you know you and your family will need. Although plans offered under the health exchange cover certain key bene ts, there will be some variation in services throughout the plans. Lastly, make sure that you understand your out-ofpocket expenses. These expenses are not limited to premiums or direct medical expenses. They can include deductibles, co-pays, coinsurance, and off formulary prescription drug costs if the insurer has issued an exception. If you are in the market in Florida for one of the plans offered through the federal health exchange, remember that there is no rush. To avoid paying the penalty for not having insurance, consumers must enroll in a plan by March 15, 2014. This leaves plenty of time to make the right choice. Individuals, particularly those with life-changing and life-threatening diseases, need to be sure to closely evaluate their plan choices. Those who suffer from chronic diseases such as lupus already face enough day-to-day challenges. The details provided in your plan could determine your ability to live a normal, productive life through access to quality doctors, therapists, and proper prescription regimens. Take your time reviewing the plans to ensure that your health insurance plan allows you and your family to live a healthy life. Rick McCollum is President & CEO of Lupus Foundation of Florida Inc. HUNKER DOWNKesley Colbert USPS 518-880Published every Thursday at 135 W. U.S. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Publisher: Roger Quinn Editor: Tim Croft POSTMASTER: Send address change to: The Star P.O. Box 308 Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308 Phone 850-227-1278 PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457 WEEKLY PUBLISHING SUBSCRIPTIONS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY $24.15 year $15.75 six months OUT OF COUNTY $34.65 year $21 six monthsHome delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editons. TO ALL ADVERTISERSIn case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisement. Circulation:1-800-345-8688 CRANKS MY TRACTORBN Heard OPINION ASectionSee CRANKS A5Thumb Still Working Fine!By THE STAFF AT MYGULFCARESpecial to The Star Lately, healthcare has been in the news from so many different angles and for so many different reasons that its dif cult to know who to talk to about what, and where to go to get the care you need. With changes around the corner and straight ahead, how do you know which way to turn? In an effort to make adapting to these changes easier for you, our local Department of Health in Gulf County now has assistants available to help you work through the Affordable Care Web site. At a desk in the East Waiting area, or Dental side, you will nd someone who can help you navigate the Web site, or provide you with information about how to apply for health insurance. Erika and Sarah will be available during regular business hours to help those in need. MyGULFCare welcomed a new team member recently who is also tasked with helping patients through the healthcare maze. Gail James is joining us as a Patient Navigator. She will be working at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf, and will continue our efforts to connect those in our community with resources when needs arise, such as clothing, food, counseling, primary care physicians, and referrals to specialists and to Care Management. She will work closely with the Admissions and the Emergency Department teams, as well as community-based resources, to make sure that those who come to the hospital in search of care and assistance are provided with the information and resources they need. Our K.N.E.W. You programs were a success, and we plan to start our next series in January. Watch for our articles in The Star to get the latest details. If you have questions about MyGULFCare, our eligibility requirements, or any of the services we provide, please call 2271276, ext. 132. 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University of Alabama needs to get in his vehicle and head due east before Auburn nds out who is in their backyard. As you would imagine, Billy Bob takes a lot of ak for his hair being so long and blonde on top of that. He hears the Is that a girl? or Are you a girl? At 11 years-old and in a football helmet and uniform, you can understand how folks might make that mistake. If this doesnt get you, nothing will. Billy Bob was visiting his doctor in Anniston, Alabama a few years back and he had grown his hair a little long. The doctor who has developed a special relationship with Billy Bob told him, I know there are a lot of sick kids who would like to have that hair. After leaving the doctors of ce, Billy Bob asked his mother what the doctor meant about sick kids needing hair. His mother showed him on the computer where the Locks of Love program uses donated hair to create hair prosthetics for children. Having seen many children in the hospital with no hair, Billy Bob didnt realize it was because they were sick. He decided that he wanted to grow his hair out to give away to kids who needed it. Billy Bob is working on growing his third hair donation for Locks of Love. Billy Bob is 11 years-old. Billy Bob has epilepsy. Billy Bob will knock the hell out of you in an openeld tackle. That is not all. Billy Bobs name has 3 Bs when you include his last name, but he has never had a B on his report card. He is proud of his Junior Beta Club membership! Someday, Billy Bob hopes to be a game warden because he loves being outside and in the woods so much. He is hooked on the fact that game wardens get paid to be in the woods. When I was a little boy, my Mama used to read me a story about a little boy named Harold and his purple crayon by Crockett Johnson. In Harold and the Purple Crayon, the little boy has the power to create a world of his own simply by drawing it with his purple crayon. Billy Bob has taken his purple crayon and drawn a world lled with adventures that are not only fun for him, but amazing for us to stand back and watch. November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month, wear a purple ribbon or draw with a purple crayon and know that there are lots of tough little girls and boys living with a cruel and puzzling disease. I bet you have friends or relatives who may suffer from the various forms of this disease help them if you can. Sometimes the best way to help is by learning more about the disease. Billy Bobs success is attributable to not only his determination, but to wonderful parents, brothers, other family members and a supportive community. A community who knows Billy Bob is a name to be proud of on the football eld, in the classroom, in the woods and in life helping others. On a sidebar, Billy Bobs mama drives a pink jeep which is absolutely wonderful. She had it painted pink to honor her grandmother, her husbands grandmother and breast cancer survivors everywhere. At this point you say This IS the good stuff. I say, These are my people; this is where I come from. And also, Watch out for Billy Bob in the open eld, Ive heard he is a beast. For pictures of Billy Bobs golden locks, my Cousin John and his mamas pink jeep, visit www.CranksMyTractor. com. Healthy,beautifulskin foreverystageoflife .AtGulfCoastDermatology helpingyoumaintainhealthy, beautifulskiniswhatwedo. Fromtreatingacnetooffering youtodaysmostadvanced treatmentoptionsforskin cancer.Wearededicatedto deliveringcomprehensive dermatologycareforyou andyourfamily. 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Letters must be in good taste and The Star reserves the right to edit letters for correctness and style. SHARE YOUR OPINIONS LETTERS ASection CRANKS from page A4Dear Editor, In a local restaurant this week I saw an elderly lady reading the newspaper and put it down seemingly in disgust. I thought, how true it is that every time you pick up a newspaper all you read about it negativism such as murder, hatred, AIDS, abuse, abortion, wars, storms, burnings and the list goes on and on. How nice it would be to pick up the morning paper and read something good for a change. But, believe it or not, not everything is bad. There are still many things to be thankful for. Here are a few things that I can think of: The privilege to worship God, at home and at church; The air we breathe; A house to live in; A babys smile (yes, some are still allowed to be born); A job that I enjoy working at; The lovely strains of an orchestra; The look of appreciation radiating from an elderly persons eyes whenever you do anything for them; The smell of a rose; The privilege of being able to see I have a friend who was born without eye sockets; Being able to hear smelltastefeel and walk; The joy of visiting friends; The look of utter joy from one of my piano students performing a piece that at rst they thought was impossible; The thrill of riding the water-log ride at Six Flags over Texas; A considerate boss; The privilege of being a Christian and being proud of it; The joy of picking up the phone and saying hi to mom and dad; The opportunity of calling into a radio station in the early morning to voice my opinion on different topics; The joy and fun of trying new recipes; The privilege of being married to a wonderful man for 28 years; The joy of having three children all in college now; Still having both parents alive ages 89 and 84; The squeal of delight from a child opening his Christmas present when it was exactly what he wanted; Being allowed in a restaurant to bow my head and offer prayer for my food; Listening and watching my 89-year-old father sing bass in a quartet; The beauty in Kansas of the waves of golden wheat rippling in the wind knowing that soon I will grind some of that very wheat into our and make my own bread with it; The joy of watching Jumper Cable, my 7-pound Chichuhua dog play with our cat; Police protection; Having a doctor and hospital to go to whenever needed; The awesome sounds of a CD player; The privilege of sitting down to my piano and playing whatever I want for my own enjoyment. Shall I name more? I certainly could. There is so much in our world today to be thankful for. It is true we cannot avoid some of the negative things. But, let us be grateful for the blessings that we do enjoy. What are you thankful for? Submitted by Rev. Lois Long, former pastor of Living Waters Assembly of God in Apalachicola, and sister of the author, Marlene Winters of Spring eld, Mo. Where is the change?Dear Editor, I want to encourage everyone in Gulf County to go online and view the Nov. 12 meeting of the Board of County Commissioners. Skip past the turtle patrol and Overstreet drainage segments and start about two hours into the meeting Commissioner Bryan is recapping a meeting she attended where Carole Kelly, owner of Health Check, announced she will be expanding her business in Mississippi, not in Gulf County. The Star article of Nov. 14 details the Health Check issues with Gulf County. Interestingly, Chairman Smiley stated in the BOCC meeting that he did not know Ms. Kelly. I would think as Chairman of the BOCC and having been a sitting commissioner for three years and someone who is always talking about jobs for Gulf County that he would know the name of the person who employs 50 people in Gulf County! After Commissioner Bryan concluded her remarks regarding the meeting with Ms. Kelly, Commissioner McLemore (as he has done numerous times in the past) verbally attacked her while Chairman Smiley sat there and let it happen. I cant help but see the misogynistic attitude other members of the Board have for Commissioner Bryan. But then I also see their attitude of fear. Commissioner Bryan and citizens who question or speak out against their actions represent a threat to the way business has been done in Gulf County for decades. Since taking of ce Commissioner Bryan has attempted to bring to light de ciencies in our detention facility. Michael Hammond has refused to have the jail inspected. Florida statute requires annual inspections. The Florida Sheriffs Association has written to the County more than once regarding this situation. Except for Commissioner Bryan, the BOCC contends everything is ne at the jail and we dont need an inspection. The last inspection was 2011 and apparently the county has not submitted a report to the State addressing the problems found at that time. Does the County get to pick and choose the laws it obeys? Commissioner Bryan has (on behalf of the people in District 3) brought to the attention of the Board the ongoing problems with the Americus Avenue ditch problems that continue to cost Gulf County taxpayers thousands of dollars. She has researched the project and it appears there were several problems with the bid/award. In an effort to get this information to the public, she placed her documentation (along with her notes/questions jotted on the documents) in the information packet and her fellow commissioners voted to remove this information not sure they have the authority to do that but in true Gulf County style (three votes gets the job done) they did it. The information provided by Commissioner Bryan is county business. The Board has allowed citizens to come to the podium repeatedly and enter into the record documents that have absolutely nothing to do with county business. And here we have a duly elected commissioner whose efforts are thwarted at every turn by her fellow commissioners. In 2010 when Billy Traylor and Nathan Peters were defeated, many in the community were excited and hopeful that Commissioners Smiley and McDaniel would be the beginning of a new era in Gulf County politics. Sadly, that is not the case. It is still good old boy politics at its best. I enjoy and participate in political discussions on a daily basis. It is amazing how many folks I talk with who feel exactly the way I doenough is enough with these politicians at all levels of government. However, when it comes to the local issues and the actions of the BOCC it is hard to get people to stand up and be counted. There is a reason for their reluctance retaliation. Many people are afraid to voice their concerns or question the BOCC because over the years they have seen the vindictive nature of certain members of the BOCC. They are concerned that if they speak out their countyemployed spouse could lose their job. They are concerned about a number of things coming back on them and their family if they rock the boat. This may sound preposterous to some of you but its the perception of many. I say we have got to stand up and stand up now. The federal government is running amuck, the state continues to force unfunded mandates on the counties and as for the actions of Commissioners McLemore, McDaniel, Smiley, and Yeager your conduct is shameful. In the interest of full disclosure, Commissioner Bryan is a close friend of mine. I know her to be a person of integrity. She is working hard to make Gulf County a better place to live. I am proud to call her my friend.Barbara RadcliffGulf County ResidentA more suitable venueDear Editor, Im not sure how to start this piece of commentary, but allow me to blowin and offer this quick observation; the people of Gulf County deserve better. I have never attended a Board of County Commissioners meeting, so I must disclose my opinions are strictly based on the reports as supplied by the writings published here at The Star and from others that have been in attendance. That will change, though, once I make my nal ride-in-onthe-breeze to make Port St. Joe my forever home. Save me a seat up front. Im coming. With regard to the latest shenanigans as described by Tim Crofts latest article on BOCC civility, he gives the board a little wiggle room. He suggests the excuses of, the length of the meeting or maybe the issues, but I nd it all quite clear and no one should be surprised. When you elect children to do the work of adults, the end results are pretty predictable. If this were an episode of Mayberry R.F.D., it might be entertaining. But its not, which only makes it embarrassing. I hate repeating myself, but Ill say it again. The good people of Gulf County deserve better. Period! From the childish, immature, and insulting comments of Commissioners McLemore and Smiley, Id say Joanna Bryan appears to be one of the only adults in the room. Thats pretty sad. It isnt worth re-hashing all that was said. In the Nov. 14 edition of this paper, Mr. Croft already did a ne job expressing the temperature of the exchange between commissioners and attendees. If you have not read it, I highly recommend that you do. If you have, I recommend you read it again. These are the people elected to take care of our county business and there isnt much there to make you proud. So, until some actual adults are elected to represent the people, I think all remaining BOCC meetings should be held at a venue more tting to their level of professionalism. What about out by the monkey bars in the elementary school playground? That sounds about right.Kirk S JockellThe Blown Inn, Port St. JoeThings to be thankful for Letters to the EDITOR


Email outdoors news to tcroft@ star .com OUTDOORSwww.starfl.comSection Section A By TOM BAIRDSpecial to The Star During this time of year, jelly sh are often driven ashore by winds and currents, and occasionally our beaches are littered with the iridescent blue oats of the Portuguese Man-OWar (Physalia physalis). Normally a tropical species of the open ocean, changes in the Florida Current, the northern curving loop of water that moves along the coast of Central America, through the Yucatan Straits and into the northern Gulf of Mexico, can bring Portuguese Man-O-War and other tropical seeds and animals onto our shores. Loops and eddies of the Florida Current, combined with storms at sea, will cast hundreds of Portuguese Man-O-War onto the beach on a high tide. Few sea creatures are prettier to look at in the sunlight, with their bluish-lavender oats tinged with pink, yet the Portuguese Man-O-War can exact a price if you handle it. In life, the gaslled oat sits atop the water while the tentacles trail beneath it. The outer layer of the tentacles are covered with nematocysts that when touched spring out of their capsule. These are lled with venom. An unwary sh swims into the tentacles, becomes paralyzed by the nematocysts, and the tentacles then move the sh to the cells that will do the work of digestion. The nematocysts can also penetrate human skin, as many a swimmer can attest. Since the tentacles can be up to 50 feet long trailing beneath the oat and almost invisible in the water, it is easy for a diver not to realize they are near a Portuguese Man-OWar. The realization comes when they brush against the tentacles and immediately feel the pain. In this authors experience, the sensation is like being burned, decidedly uncomfortable, but not too long lasting. However, swimmers with multiple stings may exhibit a variety of symptoms, including rash, blisters, and swelling, and in severe cases respiratory dif culties, convulsions, and in rare instances, death has occurred. For those nding Portuguese Man-O-War washed on the beach, touching the gaslled oat is harmless. The tentacles may be almost invisible however, and some may still be washing in the surf. While the animals on the beach are dead or dying, the nematocysts on the tentacles can still re, so handle carefully. But heres the surprise: The Portuguese Man-OWar is not a single animal. Its a colony of animals. Not only that but it is not even a true jelly sh. They are hydroids more closely related to Fire Coral than jelly sh. Of all the amazing adaptations found in plants and animals in the sea, the Portuguese Man-O-War is surely one of the most amazing. The colony is composed of smaller animals called zooids or polyps. These are in turn highly specialized, so that some zooids form the nematocysts, others digest food, others perform the reproductive function, and others form the oat. Its as if nature were experimenting with forming tissues groups of cells that perform a function within a single organism like skin, nerves, food absorption, etc. So what kind of gas is inside the oat? Zooids form an oval disc at the base of the oat that secretes a mixture of gases, somewhat similar to air, although up to 14 percent can be carbon monoxide. Atop the oat is a small sail with crenulations in it. The sail is set diagonally on the top of the oat. There are two types of Portuguese MenO-War based on this characteristic the left sailing form, where the sail extends from the upper left corner to the lower right corner when viewed from above the oat, and a right sailing form, where the sail extends from the upper right corner to the lower left corner. Those Portuguese Men-O-War found in the Gulf of Mexico are predominantly the left-sailing form. The oat even has a siphon that allows gas to be vented out in case of attack, which allows the colony to brie y submerge. What would attack it? Loggerhead sea turtles eat Portuguese Men-O-War; their skin is too thick for the nematocysts to penetrate. Purple sea snails (Janthina spp.) drift in the open ocean using a bubble raft of secreted mucous. These beautiful little snails drift along with and prey upon the Portuguese Men-O-War. Although Physalia physalis is predominantly a tropical Atlantic species, the Gulf Stream may carry groups as far north as the Bay of Fundy, and storms and winds can deposit them on the beaches of Atlantic seaboard states. In some instances, they are so numerous that of cials close public beaches. There is a closely related species in the Paci c and Indian Oceans. If you see what appears to be bright blue toys washing in the surf, take some photos of this beautiful colony of animals, but tread carefully around them. Tom Baird has been a sheries biologist, high school and community college teacher (oceanography and microbiology), director of a science and environmental center, teacher of science and principal in Pinellas County as well as an educational consultant. He retired from the Florida Department of Education and he and his wife divide their time between Tallahassee and Cape San Blas. 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Local lakes and streams are filled with good-sized bream. This trend has been on-going for several weeks and probably will continue until the cold sets in. Howard Creek, and the Brothers are also seeing some catfish and a few crappie. Page 6 Thursday, November 21, 2013Special to The Star The commercial harvest of oysters in Apalachicola Bay will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays starting Nov. 23. The FWC regulations provide for the automatic weekend closure of the oyster harvest in Apalachicola Bay each year when resources on monitored oyster bars cannot sustain a harvest of 300 bags of oysters per acre. Data collected in August and November indicate that there are likely fewer than 200 bags per acre of legalsized oysters available on East Hole Bar and fewer than 225 bags per acre of legal-sized oysters on Cat Point Bar. These weekend closures will remain in effect through May 31, 2014. Apalachicola Bay includes all waters within St. George Sound, East Bay, Apalachicola Bay, St. Vincent Sound in Franklin County and Indian Lagoon in Gulf County. This change does not apply to active oyster leases or recreational harvest. The automatic closure was put in place in the mid-1980s after several hurricanes negatively impacted the bay. The closure, which acts as a method to limit harvest and give oysters time to recover from low population numbers, was successful in returning the oyster population to a sustainable harvest level. This years data has shown that oyster population numbers are depleted, most likely due to prolonged severe drought and a lack of fresh water from the Apalachicola River. Apalachicola oysters make up about 90 percent of Floridas oyster harvest and 9 percent of all the landings from all Gulf of Mexico states. By LOIS SWOBODAHalifax Media Group The oleander caterpillar, Syntomeida epilais Walker, a bright orange caterpillar with tufts of long black hairs, is a common sight on and around oleanders in Florida. In South Florida, the oleander caterpillar can cause considerable defoliation. In the Panhandle, this is rarely a problem but this caterpillar can cause other headaches for homeowners especially on the beach. Like all butter ies and caterpillars, this Halloweencolored worm undergoes complete metamorphosis and creates a cocoon in which to transform. The caterpillars often leave their host plant and look for a protected place to undergo their change. For some reason, the base of siding is a preferred site. Especially in the fall, horri ed homeowners may nd their driveway or the slab beneath a stilt house overrun with these whiskery worms as they migrate toward the structure. An application of most over the counter pesticides labeled for outdoor use and a broom or leaf blower should solve the problem. These mass migrations are usually short-lived. This caterpillar transforms into an unusual moth that ies during the day and resembles large a brightly colored wasp. This stage is commonly referred to as the polka dot wasp moth or the Uncle Sam Bug because is bright red and blue with starry white spots. When mating, females contact male polka-dot wasp moths by means of ultrasonic signals that travel through a branch. The male follows the sound to his new mate. When he reaches her, he emits an answering signal. The eggs are found in clusters on the underside surfaces of oleander leaves. They are pale cream to light yellow in color, spherical in shape, and measure less than 1 mm in diameter. One method of control is to remove and destroy foliage with eggs. You can also hand pick the larvae from oleander plants but wear gloves and wash your hands afterwards. This moth is an invasive imported from the Caribbean by Spanish settlers during the Seventeenth Century. They probably carried it to the mainland on ornamental oleander plants. In its native range, it is believed to have fed on a relatively rare vine in the dogbane family that is also found in Florida. Because it feeds on oleander, which is poisonous, this insect also contains poisonous compounds called glycosides. These are similar to the toxins found in milkweed and sequestered by Monarch butter ies. Just as birds and small mammals avoid feeding on Monarchs, they avoid the oleander caterpillar. Natural enemies include predatory stinkbugs, parasitic tachinid ies and wasps, and ants including the red imported re ant.Portuguese Man-O-WarOleander caterpillar a common sightWeekend closures begin Nov. 23 for Apalachicola Bay commercial oyster harvesters


PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA SPORTS ASectionStar Staff ReportThe Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School Lady Tiger Sharks basketball team will open its regular season with a trip to Blountstown at 5 p.m. ET Monday, Nov. 25. Port St. Joe returns its top two scorers from last season, eighth-graders Brooklyn Quinn and Teiyahana Hutchinson, who combined for more than 500 points last year as seventh-graders and helped Port St. Joe earn a playoff berth and a second-place finish in District 4-1A. After a good summer of 23 games, the ladies are ready to get the season started, assistant coach Tracy Browning said. This years team has no seniors or juniors and just three sophomores in Callie Fleshner, Morgan Gant and rst-year player Jamarion Larry. The Lady Tiger Sharks feature three returning freshmen from last years team in Hallie Jasinski, Khaliyah Johnson and Maliyah McNair. Four more eighth-graders are also in the rotation: Java Patterson, Destiny Gadson, Aliyah Johnson and Zakeriah Pittman. Two big losses off last years team were Alyssa Parker, who graduated, and Maya Robbins, a senior who is concentrating on track and will not play basketball. The team would like to thank Mr. Duren and the staff of Piggly Wiggly for allowing them to hold a bake sale last weekend. Port St. Joe will be at home for the rst time at 4:30 pm. ET Tuesday, Nov. 26, when Sneads visits. Browning invites all to come out and watch the team play an exciting brand of basketball. EVERYDAY 3:30pm-6:30pmwww.docksideseafoodandrawbar.comBringYourFriendsandGetHooked! Tolearnhowyoucansupportour communitysuniversity,contact MaryBethLovingoodat(850)770-2108 FLORIDASTATEUNIVERSITY PANAMACITYTHECAMPAIGNFOROURCOMMUNITYSUNIVERSITY $4,500,000 $500,000 $1,500,000 $2,500,000 $3,500,000 $4,500,000 $0 $1,000,000 $2,000,000 $3,000,000 $4,000,000 $5,000,000 GOAL EndowmentforTomorrowsJobs Page 7 Thursday, November 21, 2013Star Staff ReportFor the second year in a row, Coach Linda Tschudi and the Port St. Joe Jr./ Sr. High School girls basketball team won last weekends Centennial Bank Hoop Fest. The Lady Tiger Sharks drew a bye in the opening round while Popular Springs took on Bozeman and Tolar (Liberty County) played Riversprings (Wakulla). Popular Springs defeated Bozeman to reach the championship game, and Riversprings beat Tolar to play Port St. Joe in the semi nals. The Lady Tiger Sharks went on a 12-0 early, and at the half, it was Port St. Joe 23-10. The second half was much the same, with the Lady Tiger Sharks winning 41-12. Teiyahana Hutchinson led Port St. Joe with 14 points, and Brooklyn Quinn added 10 points. Java Patterson had six points, Aliyah Johnson three and Quinci Elphinstone, Zakeriah Pittman, Nakeasha Hills and Khaliyah Johnson each had two. In the championship game, Port St. Joe played a tough Poplar Springs JV. The score was knotted at 6-all with 4:35 in the rst half when the Lady Tiger Sharks got hot and went on a 10-0 to close the half. Port St. Joe was never challenged in the second half and repeated as champions with a 32-13 win. Leading the way was Hutchinson with 12 points and Quinn with 10. Maliyah McNair, A. Johnson, Hills and K. Johnson scored two points apiece. Port St. Joe travels to Wewahitchka today and nishes the regular season Dec. 2 at Riversprings. Lady Tiger Sharks open season Monday SPECIAL TO THE STARThe Port St. Joe Jr./Sr./ High School girls basketball team shows off the Centennial Bank Hoop Fest trophy.Port St. Joe junior high girls win tournamentPort St. Joes Dewayne Griggs looks for running room against South Walton on Friday. ANDREW P JOHNSON | The News Herald SHARK ATTACKPort St. Joe regroups, ousts South WaltonBy TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com PORT ST. JOE Port St. Joe stumbled to begin each half Friday night, but the Tiger Sharks found their stride each time and ran through South Walton into the Region 2-1A title game. Dewayne Griggs rushed for 241 yards and Port St. Joe made momentumshifting defensive plays for a 45-21 victory over the Seahawks. The Tiger Sharks (8-3) will renew a familiar rivalry Friday when they travel to Blountstown to take on the top-ranked Tigers for the region title. The Seahawks bowed out of the playoffs at 7-4. A search for a turning point would focus on the nal minutes of the opening quarter. Leading 7-0, the Seahawks received a short eld and drove to a rstand-goal at the Port St. Joe 8. But on four plays, the nal two inside the 1, South Walton could not punch it in and the Tiger Sharks took over. That was a real momentum swing, Port St. Joe coach Chuck Gannon said. The Tiger Sharks took that mojo and dominated the rest of the half, scoring 28 straight points, including two touchdowns in the nal 41 seconds. After trading punts, the Tiger Sharks losing eld position, Griggs (who averaged almost 11 yards per carry and scored three touchdowns) took over the game. Breaking through a hole over left tackle, Griggs sprinted down the left sideline slipping one last tackler inside the Seahawk 10 en route to an electrifying 82-yard touchdown. Drew Lacour added the extra point to tie the game, the home crowd on its feet for the rst time. On the next play from scrimmage, Jak Riley picked off a deep sideline pass by South Waltons Johnathan Ortner (21 of 39 for 187 yards with three touchdown and three interceptions) and Port St. Joe took over at its 26. The Tiger Sharks marched 74 yards in 12 plays, all but two carries by Griggs or Jarkeice Davis (83 rushing yards and two touchdowns), melting more than six minutes off the clock. Davis punched it in from the 1 and Lacour added the extra point. The following Seahawk drive stalled at their 44 and a fake punt was thwarted by the Port St. Joe defense at the South Walton 34. Five plays later, Davis scored from the 4 and Lacour made it 21-7 with 40 seconds left in the half. Ortner went deep down the right sideline again on the next play from scrimmage and was again intercepted, this time by See SHARK A8


A8 | The Star Thursday, November 21, 2013Aaron Paul at the 50. Paul returned to the Seahawk 14 and the next play Lacour hit Paul wide open in the left seam for a touchdown. It was 28-7 at intermission. Not getting in with fourth-and-inches, that was tough, South Walton coach Phil Tisa said. It really came down to athletes. Their defense played well and they just did a good job of matching up with our athletes. At the beginning of the season not a lot of people would have given us much of a chance to be here. I am proud of our team. Port St. Joe just matched up better against us. The teams traded punts early in the third quarter, the Tiger Sharks again in reverse to start the second half and losing eld position. That eld position gave South Walton the ball at the Port St. Joe 34 after the Tiger Sharks were forced to punt from their end zone. Five plays later Ortner hit Alex Smith (a team-high seven catches for 63 yards and two touchdowns) on 21-yard pass down the right seam and Austn Garofalo nailed the extra point to make it 28-14. The Seahawks followed with a perfectly executed onside kick they recovered at the Port St. Joe 40. With Ortner (a teamhigh 42 rushing yards) alternating between passing and scrambling up the middle South Walton marched to Tiger Shark 11. An interception was negated by a pass interference penalty on Port St. Joe and on the following play from the 5 Ortner found Smith at the right pylon and Garofalo brought South Walton within 28-21. Port St. Joe responded with a drive to set up a 24yard eld goal by Lacour and two plays later Ortner was picked off at the Port St. Joe 45 by Griggs. He returned to the South Walton 31. We picked off a couple and that was big because they throw the ball well, Gannon said. Our front seven really went after their quarterback and didnt give him much time. Our defense deserves a lot of credit. Three plays later, Griggs busted through right tackle from the Seahawk 34 to score and Lacour made it 38-21. Griggs sealed it minutes later when he weaved 48 yards through much of the Seahawk defense and Lacour put the nal points on the board. This is the playoffs, Griggs said. You have to take advantage of it. We had each others backs and stuck by each other all year. We have been coached and coached well to stick together. 719Hwy98,MexicoBeach(850)648-8207OPEN7DAYSAWEEK11AM-CLOSE 719 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach (850) 648-8207 YS A WEEK 11AM-CLOSE OPEN 7 DA ALLYOU CANEAT $16.95 11to8:00 ColdWeatherBLANKETDISTRIBUTION StateRepresentativeHalseyBeshears(R-Monticello)willbeinApalachicolaon Monday,December2,2013 todistributewoolblanketsdonatedby FarmShare,anon-protorganization. Thiseventwilltakeplaceattheofceof Rep.Beshears,locatedat7811thStreet, Suite5from8:00am-10:00am.Wewouldliketoencourageeveryoneto comebyandpickupablanket!Ifyouhaveanyquestions,pleasecontactBenMurphyorVickySummerhillwith RepresentativeBeshearsofceat850-653-1213 rehta WedloC NIOTUBIRTSI DTEKNABL Sports SHARK from page A7


COMMUNITY BPage 1SectionTrivia Fun with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country and is a weekly feature in The Star. 1) What AMC series revolves/revolved around the Sterling Cooper Advertising Agency? Hell on Wheels, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, The Walking Dead 2) Which partys 1924 convention broke all records at the time for st ghts and ballots cast? Democratic, Whig, Independent, Republican 3) Whats another name for a shutout in the card game of Gin? Schneider, Tonic, Godhead, Tonk 4) Green Bay WI, home of the NFL Packers, is on an arm of which lake? Menifee, Marburg, Meade, Michigan 5) As a Major League Baseball pitcher, Babe Ruth pitched how many shutouts? 0, 1, 9, 17 6) What were the total Price Is Right episodes with host Bob Barker? 2,902, 4,479, 6,586, 8,000 7) Kevin Spacey won an Oscar portraying Verbal Kint in which movie? American Beauty, KPAX, Negotiator, Usual Suspects 8) Groucho Marx got his name from carrying what money in a grouch bag? Rent, Food, Drinking, Poker 9) There are approximately how many named features on the moons surface? 45, 190, 550, 1600 10) What has been the most common time to sight a U.F.O. in the U.S.? 5 a.m., Noon, 7:30 p.m., 11 p.m. 11) Which desert is larger than the entire United States? Mojave, Sahara, Gobi, Kalahari 12) Occurring in 1976 at Monticello, NY whats been the longest-ever softball game by innings played? 63, 118, 365, 399 13) Who was Jor-Els wife, thus Supermans mom on Krypton? Martha, Lara, Han, Mav 14) What is wrapped around food served en croute? Bacon, Pastry, Bamboo, Leaves ANSWERS 1) Mad Men. 2) Democratic. 3) Schneider. 4) Michigan. 5) 17. 6) 6,586. 7) Usual Suspects. 8) Poker. 9) 1,600. 10) 11 p.m.. 11) Sahara. 12) 365. 13) Lara. 14) Pastry.Trivia FunWilson CaseyWC@Trivia By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star wlocher@star .com County attorney Jeremy Novak recently returned from a trip to New York City. Whereas some may have spent their trip to the big city enjoying fancy restaurants, taking in the sights of the skyscrapers or relaxing in Central Park, Novak spent his weekend on a 26.2-mile run across Manhattan and its ve boroughs as a contestant in the ING New York City Marathon. Novak ran the marathon to raise money for the Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf Guild. The dollars will be used to purchase cancer screening and treatment equipment. Novak also was among the top 10 nishers out of Florida. Novaks personal goal was to raise $5,000, but by the day of the marathon, his donations rose to more than $6,700. Currently, cancer patients in Gulf County must travel to Panama City for chemotherapy and radiation treatments or pre-screening, and Sacred Heart is working hard to bring those services to the community. Novak raised his money through, a website that allowed him to accept donations from people all over the United States. In addition to his friends, family and supporters in the community, Novak received money from strangers in California, Indiana, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. This isnt Novaks rst rodeo. Four years ago, he ran the same marathon to raise money for his Kiwanis Club. Having done it before, it took the edge off for the unknown, Novak said. Many runners take on the famed marathon for charity purposes. Leading up to the NYC marathon, more than $50 million was collected for various charities. A couple people raising $50,000 is nothing extraordinary, but put them together and raising $50 million is extraordinary, Novak said. Not bad for some average Joes. Novak called the accomplishments of the By TIM CROFT227-7827 |@PSJ_Star tcroft@star .com H is students attest that as much as possible, Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School science teacher Scott Lamberson discards the boring for the cool in the vast world of science. That engagement was on full display Monday when Lambersons marine science class, along with a sprinkling of students from other science classes taught by Lamberson, connected via Skype with Aquarius. Aquarius is the sole underwater laboratory in the world where scientists and researchers study and work underwater for a week or more without surfacing. The research vessel is based out of the Florida Keys, and on Monday, students from Port St. Joe took a dive with a team of six scientists who were one day into their latest excursion. This is a very unique opportunity for any school in our area, Lamberson said. I try to turn my students into scientists. Anything that is cool I like. This is very cool. The scientists walked the students through their mission, which is multi-layered: examining coastal reef habitats Florida is home to the thirdlargest coastal barrier reef system in the world as well as the effects of over shing on predators and their prey, among other research. They showed the students around their vessel and lab, about the size of a school bus. Hopefully we will inspire some of you to learn to dive and be involved with marine science, one of the underwater scientists said as grouper, a barracuda and other sh swam by the hatch window they were showing the students. The lab is the latest innovation in underwater research, an interesting subject for Maura Mahan, whose father is a marine scientist. I love all sciences, the high school junior said. I come from a long line of curious people. I Thursday, November 21, 2013Special to The StarThe city of Mexico Beach, the Mexico Beach Community Development Council and Special Events for Mexico Beach invite families to attend the annual parade and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m. CT Dec. 1 at Sunset Park, next to El Governor Motel. The festivities will begin with the introduction of this years tree lighters, Mr. and Mrs. Bubba Harmon and family, lifelong residents of Mexico Beach. After the lighting of the tree, Pastor Jerry Arhelger from First United Methodist Church of Mexico Beach will say an invocation then lead the crowd in sing-along Christmas classics. The fth annual Mexico Beach Christmas Golf Cart Parade will be at 6 p.m. CT Dec. 1 at with lineup at 5 p.m. in front of the police station on 14th Street. Gulf County Sheriff Michael Harrison will serve as Grand Marshal this year, and Santa will once again be riding in the re truck at the end of the parade to greet all the good little boys and girls. Bring a camera to have pictures taken with Santa. As a special memorial to Candy Daniel. each golf cart will be sporting a blue ribbon in recognition of colon cancer awareness. Candy was very active in Mexico Beach and a big supporter of the golf cart parade. Sadly she lost her ght against colon cancer this year; her daughter will be riding in the parade in her memory. Gulf Coast Alarm will provide a commemorative medal to each golf cart as well as the memorial ribbons. Applications for the parade may be picked up at the Mexico Beach Town Hall, the CDC of ce and the Mexico Beach Police Department. With the help of some special elves, golf carts will be adorned with bright Christmas lights, giant presents, dancing reindeer and festive snowmen that will be sure to not melt. The Mexico Beach Police Department is asking for donations of new, unwrapped toys to deliver to families in need in our area. To donate, bring a donation to the park. There will be an assortment of delicious homemade desserts, coffee and hot chocolate available while waiting on Santa to arrive. For more information, call the Mexico Beach Welcome Center at 648-8196 or visit For more information, contact Traci Gaddis at 227-6770 or ggaddis@ County attorney Jeremy Novak recently ran the ING New York City Marathon to raise money for the Sacred Heart Guild to be used for cancer screening.SPECIAL TO THE STARNovak runs to raise $6,700 for cancer treatment Mexico Beach tree lighting ceremony, parade Dec. 1TIM CROFT | The StarAs scientists on Aquarius, an underwater laboratory, Skype with a science class at Port St. Joe Jr./ Sr. High School, a school of grouper can be observed through the hatch window. THE AGE OF AQUARIUS This is a very unique opportunity for any school in our area. I try to turn my students into scientists. Anything that is cool I like. This is very cool.Scott Lamberson PSJHS science teacher H H is students attest that as much as possible, Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School science teacher Scott Students view the depths through underwater laboratory SkypeSee AQUARIUS B6 See NOVAK B6


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RealEstatePicks BestValuesontheForgottenCoast SOLD SocietySpecial to The StarThe Oak Grove Church is proud to announce that it is working with the Washington Improvement Group (WIG) to invite the public to come and join Tamlyn Smith and Don and Regina Washabaugh who will be hosting a Thanksgiving buffet dinner. A delicious dinner with turkey, dressing, green beans, sweet potatoes and dessert will be served. They will also be serving iced tea. Call Tamlyn at 227-1641 to sign up. The buffet will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET on Thanksgiving Day. Star Staff ReportThe Oak Grove Church at 613 Madison Ave. in Port St. Joe is again the proud host for this years annual dinner. We are asking for the wonderful volunteers that helped make this such a success in 2012 to help again this year. With the help of the men, women and children who helped, we were able to prepare, cook, package and deliver 800-plus meals to needy people in every area of Gulf County and Mexico Beach. We will be gathering to start preparing for the Thanksgiving dinner at noon ET on Wednesday, Nov. 27. We will need help putting boxes together, packaging cakes, slicing turkeys, and setting up tables and supplies for Thanksgiving morning. An early crew and volunteers will be needed at 6 a.m. to warm up food and assist with other food preparation on Thanksgiving Day. There will be many positions to ll on Thanksgiving morning when the dinners are assembled, boxed and delivered. Anyone that would like additional information is asked to call Jerry Stokoe at 348-9108 or Jim Gainey at 227-1272. Special to The StarR.A. Driesbach, Sr. Lodge #77 Knights of Pythias Lodge members worked all year collecting old and broken bicycles of all shape and size for repair. More than 25 bikes and bike parts were donated to the Salvage Santa Program this year. The refurbished bicycles will be a part of like new bicycles distributed to hundreds of underprivileged children in Bay and Gulf counties and other surrounding areas. The program also helps the environment by keeping the bikes out of landlls and putting them in the hands of boys and girls for their enjoyment. The Knights of Pythias bicycle initiative is a two part program devoted to collecting old, new and used bikes for restoration & distribution and providing a Bicycle Safety and Maintenance program for children age 6-12. Chancellor Commander Clarence stated that R.A. Driesbach, Sr. Lodge #77 appreciated all the help received from Port St. Joe, Community; the Washington Improvement Group (WIG), North Florida Child Development, Inc. and the Gulf County Sheriff Department. The Knights of Pythias is one of the oldest fraternal organizations in North America, founded in 1864 and dedicated to universal peace and goodwill and the practice of Friendship, Charity and Benevolence. Pythians are also dedicated to creating strong communities through a wide range of social service projects. Anniversary MEXICO BEACH HOLIDAY SANITATION SCHEDULESpecial to The StarThe City of Mexico Beach will observe the following schedule for sanitation services during the Thanksgiving Holiday week:Week of NNov. 25-29MONDAY, NNOV. 25 Regular garbage pick-upTTUESDAY, NNOV. 26 Regular garbage pick-upWEDNESDAY, NNOV. 27 Yard debris pick-upTTHURSDAY, NNOV. 28 No pick-upFRIDAY, NNOV. 29 No pick-upSpecial to The StarVolunteers from the Gulf County Republican Party will be in front of the Piggly Wiggly from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. ET Saturday, Nov. 23, collecting staples for the Port St. Joe Food Pantry. The goal is to fully stock the Pantry to assist every family in the county during this holiday season Boy Scout Troop No. 47 will be in front of the Dollar General Market on the same day and at the same times collecting food items for the Pantry. The Republicans and the Scouts will hand out lists of items needed. Every shopper can purchase as many items as they wish to donate; drop them at the tables on the way out and everything will be transported to the Pantry. Cash donations will also be accepted. We believe that the community must be the rst source of assistance to all the families of our county who need help and this is our attempt to work with the Pantry and all our residents to make that happen. We look forward to a great day and a huge outpouring of support from all the folks, said a spokesperson for the local Republican Party. Charles Ed Doyle and his wife Edith (Nelia) Barker Doyle will celebrate their 67th wedding anniversary at their home in Wewahitchka on Nov. 22. Ed and Nelia grew up during the Depression, living across the Stage Coach Road from each other about ve miles east of Ochlocknee, Ga., about 44 miles north of Tallahassee and nine miles north of Thomasville, Ga. Ed was in the U.S. Marine Corps before World War II and got out in 1941, then joined the Navy on Dec. 8, 1941, after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. He was rst training recruits at the Naval Training Command in Norfolk, Va., but as the German submarines got closer to America he was transferred to a mine sweeper, the USS YMS 58, on which they removed 11 German mines from the channels approaching the Naval Base at Norfolk. He was next transferred to the USS PC 550 on which they escorted troop ships to the invasion of Africa in November 1942, when Nelia was 13, and then many invasions of Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, Italy and then France in 1944. Ed got home in July 1944 for 32 days after which he put the amphibious ship USS LSM 493 in commission in Galveston, Texas and proceeded through the Panama Canal to the Pacic and Pearl Harbor then onto Guam and north to Saipan and then to Okinawa for those invasions. Eds unit was ready to invade Japan when the Japanese surrendered after the atomic bombs were dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima in Japan. Ed returned to the USA and home and he and Nelia were married on Nov. 22, 1946, (Nelia was 18) but Ed continued his Naval career, becoming a Master Chief in Engineering. Nelia went to Turkey with Ed for three years and Ed retired in June 1966. The couple made their home in Wewahitchka, close to Nelias sister, Marie Poole. Ed worked at the Blountstown Post Ofce for 20 years. Ed has been a Master Gardener in Gulf County for years under Agriculture Agent Roy Lee Carter. Ed and Nelia will both have birthdays in January 2014, he will be 92 and she will be 86. All of this after 67 years of marriage. They are both active in master gardening, family history and collecting rocks and minerals in the mountains.Special to The StarState Representative Halsey Beshears (RMonticello) will be in Apalachicola on Monday, Dec. 2, to distribute wool blankets donated by Farm Share, a non-prot organization. This event will take place at the ofce of Rep. Beshears located at 78 11th St. Suite 5 from 10 a.m. to noon ET. We would like to encourage everyone to come by and pick up a blanket. SS PECIAL TO TT HE SS TARMembers John Crosby, Raymond Rogers Jr. and David Lewis.Bikes for boys and girlsCold weather blanket distribution SStock the PPantry food drive S SaturdayOak Grove Church, WIG partner on Thanksgiving buffet Call for volunteers to annual Thanksgiving dinnerDoyles celebrate 67 years of marriage


The Star| B3Thursday, November 21, 2013By WES LOCHER229-7843 |@PSJ_Star The auditorium at Port St. Joe Elementary School was quiet with hushed anticipation as Principal Sue Gannon took the stage. Backed by members of the Gulf County School Board, Gannon told the room of students, which consisted of students in grades three through ve that they were gathered to recognize those who received high scores on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test proctored during the last school year. As the 42 awards were handed out, students took the stage to the loud recognition of their peers, parents, teachers and school board. The kids are successful because you push them at home, said Gannon to the parents in attendance. We feel fortunate to have kids who are succeeding. To the rest of the students, Gannon encouraged them to work hard throughout the school year and she hoped to see them on stage at the next award ceremony. Students who achieved perfect scores in math included Henry Balogh and Jade Cothran. Perfect scores in math and s level ve score in reading went to Michael Miniat and Megan Saleh. Perfect scores in math and level ve in science was awarded to Sean Farnsley. Hannah Fulk received a perfect score in reading and level ve in math. Students who received a Level 5 score in two subjects included Leanna Baumgardner, Tyler Cornwell, Halston Fulk, and Chandler Godwin for reading and math; Courtney Jones and Jacob Sander for reading a science; and Sara Whiteld for math and science. Brandon Barnes and Felix Chavez received certicates for Level 5 scores in science. Recipients of awards for attaining Level 5 in math included Austin Ard, Paloma Burgos-Harris, Savannah Burkett, Caleb Butts, Josh Butts, Santana Causey, Jayden Hayes, Delaney Ingalls, Gregory Julius, Robert Kennedy, MaLena Ramsey and Philip Riley. Students who were recognized for Level 5 in reading included Hannah Anderson, Trenton Antley, Elliana Burkett, Maximum Cargill, Hannah Graziano, Zoe Gerlach, Emily Godwin, Martha Holland, Ana Lacivita, Ahston McGlamery, Travis Morrison, Caleb Othic, Jack Randall, Hannah Simpson and Gabrielle Wood. NOTICEOFPUBLICHEARINGTheCityofWewahitchkaBoardofCommissionerswillholdaPublicHearing andFinalReadingofOrdinanceNo.2013-1168LonMonday,November25, 2013at6:45PMCTtoconsideradoptionofanordinancewiththefollowing title,towit: ANORDINANCEOFTHECITYOFWEWAHITCHKAPROVIDINGFORTHEREMOVAL OFCERTAINCITYOWNEDSEWERGRINDERPUMPS,PAYMENTBYPROPERTY OWNERSOFCITYTAPFEES,ANDPROVIDINGFORANEFFECTIVEDATE TheOrdinanceNo.2013-1168Linitsentiretymaybeinspectedattheoce oftheCityClerkat318South7thSt.Wewahitchkaduringregularbusiness hours,8am-4pmCTMonday-Friday.Allinterestedpartiesmayappearat themeetingtobeheardwithrespecttothisproposedOrdinance.InaccordancewithFederallawandU.S.DepartmentofAgriculturepolicy,thisInstitution isprohibitedfromdiscriminatingonthebasisofrace,color,nationalorigin,age,disability, religion,sex,andfamilialstatus.(Notallprohibitedbasesapplytoallprograms).Tolea complaintofdiscrimination,writeUSDA,Director,OceofCivilRights,1400Independence Avenue,S.W.,Washington,D.C.20250-9410orcall(800)795-3272(voice)or(202)720-6382 (TDD)Thisinstitutionisanequalopportunityproviderandemployer.ConnieParrish,CityClerk THESPECIALTYMEDICALCENTER SKINCANCERcanbepresentwithoutyouknowingit.CALLtodayforaskincancerscreening.DIDYOUKNOWthatstudiesshow: NOW,DIDYOUKNOW? VINCENTIVERS,M.D.301TwentiethStreet|PortSt.Joe,FL32456 850-227-7070| ALLMAJOR INSURANCE ACCEPTED9am-6pm 9am-2pm School NewsCOURTESY OF COURTNEY CUMMINGS | Special to The StarVICA (Vocational Instructional Clubs of America) students from Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School Matthew Jackson, Sawyer Rafeld, JJ Ard, Chris Hemanes, Christian Hall, Tyler Alford, Jack Cummings, Brandi Barnes, Nick Lewis, Kyle Bouington, Bryan Powell surround a grill they crafted and are selling to raise funds for the welding program.Special to The StarTT IGER S S HARK F F OOTBALL: Playoff football continues when the Tiger Sharks travel to take on Blountstown at 8:30 p.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 22. Come out and support the District Champions as they vie for a Regional Title. GO SHARKS! P ORT S S T JOE S S HARK Sp SP IRIT DAY: Break out those old Letter Sweaters, Varsity Jackets or anything Purple and Gold and join us as we celebrate SHARK Spirit Day on Friday, Nov. 22. We hope the entire town will dress in our School Colors to support the Tiger Shark gridders as they vie for a Regional Championship on Friday Night in Blountstown against the Tigers.S S E NIOR N N EWS: The next installment of $75 is due for those going on the Senior Trip. See Ms. Alcorn for details. Seniors will order Graduation Invitations on Wednesday, Nov. 20. SGA S GA : The SGA will hold a Pie Action 6 p.m. ET on Monday, Nov. 25 in the Media Center of Port St Joe Junior-Senior High School. Pick up that dessert for your Thanksgiving Dinner or a snack for Monday Night Football while supporting our student government endeavors. You wont be disappointed. T T H ANKSGIVING H H OLId D AY: Gulf County Schools will be closed Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 27-29 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Classes will resume on Monday, Dec. 2. P ROj J Ec C T G G RAd D UATION: Project Graduation is selling BBQ Keg Grill rafe tickets one for $5 or ve for $20. The drawing will take place on Dec. 7 between 4-5 p.m. at Christmas on the Coast in downtown Port St. Joe. We will have the grill set up on Reid Avenue that day and be selling rafe tickets right up until the drawing. Those who purchased Boston Butts may pick them up between 12-1 p.m. in front of the high school on Nov 23. Our next meeting is on Tuesday, Dec. 5. Special to The StarThursday, Nov. 14, was a special day for grand people on the campus of Faith Christian School. A special breakfast was held at 8 a.m. hosted by the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). After breakfast each grand person enjoyed a short exhibition given by each grade group. The students were so excited to show their grand people what they have learned so far this year. The classes sang, recited scripture, poems, and there was even some dancing. Everyone was thoroughly entertained. After the show, grand people were invited to sit in the classrooms and observe the daily activities of their special student. Some did some shopping at the Book Fair, also hosted by the PTO. All in all the day was a huge success. Thank you PTO and staff for your hard work in making all of our grand people feel welcome. SpSP Ec C IAL TO TT HE SS TARFRONT ROW: NaZyan Brown, Whitney Butler, Cole Bailey BACK ROW: Sayla Wade, Lanecia Larry, Brianna Butler, Cassidy Lewis, Gerson Flores dDAZZLING dDOLpPHINS SGASGA pPIE AUcCTION NEXT WEEK TThe Lions TT aleCOURTESY OF COURTNEY CUMMINGS | Special to The StarMembers of the SGA Pie Auction Committee: Kylie Wockenfuss, Anna Haynes, Jimmy Cummings and Kyran Batson invite the community to attend this fun annual event! It will be held at Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School at 6 p.m. ET on Monday, Nov. 25. The SGA expects some 70 pies and desserts to be auctioned and 100 percent of the money benets students through SGA programs and activities.WW ES LL Oc C HER | The StarStudents at Port St. Joe Elementary were recognized for strong performance on the FCATs in front of their peers, parents and teachers.Port St. Joe students recognized for FCAT scores GGRILL FOR SALE; FUNdDS SUppPPORT PS SJHSHS WELdDING pPROGRAM


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Serving NWFlorida Since1963JAMES(JR)GROVERPh:850-674-8449 Cell:850-899-0979 Blountstown,FL32424 CompareOurPrices-FindtheOnetoFitYourBudget Thursday, November 21, 2013Blood drive at PSJ First BaptistShare your power. First Baptist Church of Port St. Joe will host a blood drive 1-6 p.m. ET Monday, Nov. 25. All donors receive a free t-shirt. Give from the heart, get into a soul. Donate twice between Nov. 1 and March 31 for a chance to win a Kia Soul courtesy of Kia Autosport of Pensacola. Visit for of cial rules. Ernest Gene Farris, 83, of Athens, died Thursday, Nov. 13 at his residence. A native of Port St. Joe, he was a son of the late Wesley and Stella Wilburn Farris and was also preceded in death by his wife Naomi Farris, grandson Ernest Glen Grubb, Sr, and brothers, Gordon, Tom, and Alden Farris. He was a member of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War. He came to Athens in 1954 with the startup of Bowater serving for 31 years and retiring as Superintendent in the Paper Mill Department. Following his retirement from Bowater he was associated with Geschemay Felts of South Carolina for 12 years. He is survived by three daughters and three sonsin-law, Shannon and Larry Miller, Lynette and David Culberson and Ellen and Tom Dodson; one son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Lisa Farris all of Athens, grandchildren, Amanda Wooden, Emily Buckner, Hope Adams, Jason Farris, Blake Farris and Carrie Peck; great-grandchildren, Kayla Partain, Alicia Wooden, Kyle Buckner, Kimberly Buckner, Jordan Buckner, Ernest Grubb, Jr., Nathan and Addison Farris and Colton Adams, sister, Elsie Farris of Port St. Joe, and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. ET on Monday, Nov. 18, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with Rev. Ogle Wattenbarger of ciating. Interment will be immediately following the service in McMinn Memory Gardens with Military honors at the graveside. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. ET on Sunday at Smith Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Hope Farris Adams, Jason Farris, Blake Farris, Gordon Grif n, Fred Grif n and Vincent Driggers. Honorary pallbearers will be Ernest Glen Grubb, Jr. and Ray Carpenter. The family suggests memorials be made to the Holston Home for Children, 404 Holston Drive, Greeneville, Tn. 37743. If you are unable to attend this service or visitation you may sign the guest register at www. smithfuneral&cremationser Smith Funeral & Cremation Services of Athens is serving the family of Ernest Gene Farris.Ernest Gene Farris ObituaryMemorial Service for Vincent Edward RileyThere will be a memorial service for Vincent Edward Riley 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 30 at Holly Hill Funeral Home located at 2775 Garrison Avenue in Port St. Joe. There will be a repast gathering at the WIG Center.Cody Edward Diorio memorialA Memorial Service for Cody Edward Diorio will be held at the First Baptist Church in Carrabelle, Fla., at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 23. Cody was born on Aug. 5, 1990 in Binghamton, New York. Cody attended Carrabelle High School and was the business owner of Coastal Mobile Detail and a volunteer re ghter with the Lanark Village Fire Department. Cody is survived by his mother, Sheila Hauser, and sister, Cheyenne Diorio of Carrabelle, Fla.; his loving Grandmother, Rowena Damron of Morgantown, W. Va.; uncles Ralph and Lawrence Hauser of Michigan, Daniel Foster of North Carolina; aunts Delores Snarr of Raphine, Va., and Francie Evans of Aurora, W. Va., Lisa Hart of Sanford, Fla., Donna Cimino of Longwood, Fla., and Pamela Bel ore of Heathrow, Fla.; and his girlfriend, April Marie Peake of Black, Ala. Cody was a successful business owner and had many boating clients from Tallahassee to Orange Beach, Ala. Codys favorite activities were boating and shing. Cody loved being a re ghter and volunteered at the Lanark Village Fire Department. Codys family would like to thank everyone in the community that has shown their support since Cody came up missing on April 2, 2013. The family is continuing to search for answers and have a private investigator looking into the cause of his death. The First Baptist Church is at 206 SE Avenue A in Carrabelle, behind the Express Lane. Special to The StarSurprising and fun ways to celebrate the holiday season will be offered 7 p.m. CT Monday, Nov. 25 at Lifetree Caf. A Christmas Surprise: Rekindling the Joy of Christmas features a lmed interview with a man who bakes, decorates, and gives away more than 4,000 cookies each Christmas. Alan Kobs is in his home kitchen daily from October through Christmas, but he doesnt consider it a burden. Its in the giving, Kobs said. I think about the people who are going to be the recipients of these cookies and the joy it might bring. Participants will also be offered the opportunity to provide a handson surprise for members of the local community who must work on Christmas Day. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Caf is at 1602 U.S. 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or Memorial SERVICESCelebrating Christmas season explored at Lifetree Caf VINCENT EDWARD RILEY CODY EDWARD DIORIO


LocalThe Star| B5Thursday, November 21, 2013Star Staff ReportCricket lives on. Members of the John C. Gainous VFW Post 10069 presented Anna Hicks, a Radiology/ CT/Mammography Technologist at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf with a check for $1,000 to be donated to The Cricket Fund. The fund provides free mammograms to women in need in Gulf and Franklin counties and is named after Kristina LeeAnn Cricket Russell of Port St. Joe. Earlier this year, the 22-year-old lost the battle to an aggressive form of breast cancer. Russell had no insurance at the time of her diagnosis on March 12, 2012 and Hicks set up the fund after Crickets passing. Hicks said that Cricket inspired the hospital staff and her fellow patients by staying positive throughout the course of her radiation and chemotherapy treatments. Parents Joe and MaryAnn described their daughter Cricket with words such as funloving, carefree and beautiful inside and out. People would gravitate to her; her smile was contagious, MaryAnn said. She never met a stranger, and she was always willing to help people. Crickets mother, MaryAnn Russell was also present to accept the donation and thank the members of the VFW. The John C. Gainous VFW Post 10069 is located in Highland View. 9454HWY98BEACONHILLATTHE MEXICOBEACHCITYLIMITS8506478310 GREATSELECTIONOFALLYOURFAVORITEBEER,WINE&SPIRITS SOUTHERNSUNDAY RANDYSTARK KONKRETESOUL RANDYSTARK S SPIRIT& WINE BEERVORITEA FOURY ALL OFTION SELECTGREA ONTHEPOOPDECK UPCOMINGEVENTS -INTHECROWSNESTKARAOKE ALLTIMESEASTERNFUNTIME *BOARDCERTIFIEDCIVILTRIALLAWYER OFCOUNSEL CarolDixonFieldRepresentative 101ReidAve. PortSt.Joe,FL32456850-625-5530 Stockthefoodpantry fortheholidaysHELPEVERYGULFCOUNTY FAMILYHAVEAGREAT HOLIDAYSEASON!Saturday,November23rd 10am4pmDoyourregularshoppingandpurchase extraitemsfortheFoodPantry. Lookforourtabletogetalistofneeded itemsormakeacashdonation. AlldonationsstayinGulfCounty!Joinus GulfCountyRepublicansat DurensPigglyWiggly BoyScoutTroop#47at eDollarGeneralMarket. DECEMBER MEETINGDecember10th willbea ChristmasParty. Bringacoverdish. WorkingTogether... ToBuildTheFuture CapitalCityBank Autumn leaf colorWe may not see the incredible burst of vivid fall leaf color our northern neighbors enjoy each year, but we do have enough temperate region plants in our area to give us some seasonal changes in foliage hues. In this article well give you some scientic (facts) on why some of the leaves of some trees and shrubs change color as the weather cools. My information was provided by Emeritus Extension Specialist Dr. Robert Black, of the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Science. The brilliant display of autumn leaves is brought on by a combination of things; falling temperatures, shorter days, and certain chemical substances, called pigments, found in leaf tissues. Some of the pigments that give autumn leaves their bright colors are actually present in the leaves as soon as they unfold in the spring. But during spring and summer, when the plants are growing vigorously, greencolored materials call chlorophyll dominates the other leaf pigments. Chlorophyll plays an important role in process call photosynthesis, the process by which plants capture energy from sunlight and manufacture food. Chlorophyll is produced in the leaves of most plants during their active growing season. But, in the fall, as plants get ready for dormancy, the production of new chlorophyll slows down. Finally, it stops altogether, and theres no chlorophyll left in the leaves. When this happens the other leaf pigments those we mentioned earlier take over and you see the bright cool-season colors. Pigments called carotenoids make the leaves turn orange, red, yellow, and brown. Other pigments, call anthocyanins, are developed because of the changing weather conditions. Bright, clear autumn days and cooler temperature produce shades of red and purple in the leaves. Still another group of pigments, call anthoxanthins, cause yellow coloring in some foliage. Even though Floridas landscape is not famous for brilliant fall colors, there are plants in some areas that do change color with the seasons. Its a good idea to include a few of these in home plantings. Unlike most of the owering shrubs that turn color in the fall will usually retain their varied hues for a month or more, depending on the weather. Some of the trees which will add fall eye appeal to your landscape are the Golden rain-tree, Red Swamp Myrtle, Dogwood, Sweet Gum, Crape Myrtle, and the Tulip tree. Since the Chinese Tallow (Popcorn Tree) is on Floridas invasive plant list we do not recommend it as a landscape plant. Each of these has its own unique color, but these can change somewhat from year to year, according to seasonal conditions. However, choosing one or two of these plants will assure you of some fall change in foliage hues. To nd out what choices would be best for your landscape contact the Gulf County Extension Service @ 639-3200 or visit our website: ROY LEE CArR TErRCounty extension director Star Staff ReportThe Florida staff of U.S. Representative Steve Southerland, II will hold mobile ofce hours in Gulf County 10 a.m. until 12 noon ET today at the Port St. Joe Fire Station located at 402 Williams Avenue. Residents of Gulf County and surrounding areas are invited to join staff to provide input on legislation, ask questions or request assistance with a federal agency on issues including Social Security, Medicare, Housing and Urban Development, IRS, Veterans Affairs and Immigration.Southerland has mobile ofce hours VFW donates $1,000 to The Cricket FundWES LL OCHEr R | The StarVFW Quartermaster Phil Dodson and Commander Rodney Herring donated a check for $1,000 The Cricket Fund.


LocalB6 | The Star Thursday, November 21, 2013 VARIANCENOTICETheCityofPortSaintJoePlanningandDevelopmentReviewBoardwill holdaMeetingtodiscussaRequestforaVarianceonDecember10, 2013,4:00ESTatCityHallat305CecilCostinSr.Blvd.PortSrJoe,FL forJamesR.Lowry,locatedat707LongAve,Parcel#04956-000R.The reasonfortherequestisPerSection3.03(9)oftheLandDevelopment Regulations.TheproposedplanscanbereviewedattheBuilding Departmentlocatedat100210thSt.andcanbereachedforquestionsat (850)229-1093. Allpersonsareinvitedtoattendthismeeting.Anypersonwhodecides toappealanydecisionmadebythePlanningandDevelopmentBoard withrespecttoanymatterconsideredatsaidmeetingwillneedarecord oftheproceedings,andforsuchpurposemayneedtoensurethata verbatimrecordoftheproceedingsismade,whichrecordincludesthe testimonyandevidenceuponwhichtheappealisbased.ThePlanning andReviewBoardoftheCityofPortStJoe,Floridawillnotprovidea verbatimrecordofthismeeting. InaccordancewiththeAmericanswithDisabilitiesAct,personsneeding specialaccommodationstoparticipateintheseproceedingsshould contactCharlottePierce,CityofSt.Joe,atCityHall(850)229-8261. VARIANCENOTICETheCityofPortSaintJoePlanningandDevelopmentReviewBoardwill holdaMeetingtodiscussaRequestforaVarianceonDecember10,2013 ,4:00ESTatCityHallat305CecilCostinSr.Blvd.PortSrJoe,FLfor NathanPeters,IIIlocatedat403HodrickStreet,Parcel#05815-000R.The reasonfortherequestisPerSection3.04(1)oftheLandDevelopment Regulations.TheproposedplanscanbereviewedattheBuilding Departmentlocatedat100210thSt.andcanbereachedforquestionsat (850)229-1093. Allpersonsareinvitedtoattendthismeeting.Anypersonwhodecidesto appealanydecisionmadebythePlanningandDevelopmentBoardwith respecttoanymatterconsideredatsaidmeetingwillneedarecordofthe proceedings,andforsuchpurposemayneedtoensurethataverbatim recordoftheproceedingsismade,whichrecordincludesthetestimony andevidenceuponwhichtheappealisbased.ThePlanningandReview BoardoftheCityofPortStJoe,Floridawillnotprovideaverbatimrecord ofthismeeting. InaccordancewiththeAmericanswithDisabilitiesAct,personsneeding specialaccommodationstoparticipateintheseproceedingsshould contactCharlottePierce,CityofSt.Joe,atCityHall(850)229-8261 Trades&Services227-7847CALLTODAY! GETYOURADIN! Trades&Services 229-1324 PROFESSIONALFLOORCARE,INC.ResidentialandCommercialCarpetandUpholsteryCleaningServingtheentireGulfCoastarea CeramicTileandGroutCleaning RVs-Cars-Trucks-Vans 24HourEmergencyWaterExtraction4510158 Star Staff ReportThe St. Joseph Bay Golf Club and the Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum Association recently hosted a fundraising silent auction and reception with a golf tournament the next day. The events in part benet the museum located in Carrabelle, which is dedicated to preserving and protecting the heritage of the soldiers of World War II, especially those trained at Camp Gordon Johnston. The camp opened in 1942 to prepare amphibious soldiers and their support groups. A quarter of a million men were trained at CGJ before it closed in April 1946. On Friday, the silent auction and reception was at the Club Banquet Room. Entertainment was provided by the George Boyer Band. Attendees included folks from Bay, Franklin, Leon and Gulf counties, and as far away as Canada. The auction raised supporting funds for the museum, a not-for-prot corporation, and the Golf Club. Attendees danced, enjoyed the food prepared by SJBGCs Ron Kelly, loved the music, won door prizes and bid on wonderful donated items. The Friday 50/50 drawing was won by Paul Turner. The tournament on Saturday was preceded by an Honoring Americas Veterans ceremony. Club President Dan Van Treese was the emcee, the invocation was delivered by Father Tommy Dwyer of the St. James Episcopal Church, the PSJHS NROTC presented the colors, Lt. Commander Martin Jarosz sang the National Anthem, and Tony Minichiello of Camp Gordon Johnston was the principal speaker. The team of Kenny Wood, Buddy Renfro, Danny Wawruck and Van Treese took rst place; Dick Davis, Damon McNair, Larry Wilson, and Marvin Shimfessel came in second; and Bill Dodson, Jim Berlin, Paul Penn and Jerry Parrish came in third. Golfers enjoyed beautiful weather, great food after the tournament, and most went home with door prizes. The Saturday 50/50 drawing was won by Jerry Parrish. The ladies longest drive award went to Penelope Evanoff; the mens was won by Bill Morrissey; closest to the pin went to Larry Wilson; and the longest putt award was won by Doug Calendine. The putting contest winner was Kenny Wood. Special to The StarThe Heart Recording Studio is hosting Hearts Gone Wild, a fundraiser for Florida Wild Mammal Association, from noon to 9 p.m. ET Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Heart Recording Studio in Sopchoppy. A $10 donation is requested. All proceeds from the gate benet FWMA. Food will be available for purchase all day by M.E. Tasty Taco Truck (meat and vegetarian). The talented Wild Musicians graciously performing throughout the day are: Noon: Hot Tamale (Craig Reeder & Adrian Fogelin) 1 p.m.: Ralph Pelletier 2 p.m.: Mimi Hearn 3 p.m.: Scott Campbell and Kevin Robertson 4 p.m.: Dean Newman, Kit Goodner & Charlie Wilkinson 5 p.m.: Kim Thomas & George Boggs 6 p.m.: Ashoka (Andrew Redmond, Heath Purvis & Luka Sharron) 7 p.m.: Rick Ott Band (Rick Ott, Stan Gramling & Rick Brunetti) 8 p.m.: Sammy Tedder & The Jazz Hounds (Sammy Tedder, Mike Andrews, Stan Gramling, Warren Sutton, Renee Arbogast & Eddie Horan) Artists and crafters are invited to vend their wares for free and donate a portion of their sales to FWMA. Donations to the silent auction will be accepted until Friday, Nov. 22. Guest parking is at the Sopchoppy Hardware parking lot, the vacant lot across from the hardware store and City Hall parking lot. In the spirit of cooperation, please leave parking at other downtown businesses for their customers. For more information, visit the Hearts Gone Wild Facebook event page. For more fundraiser information, including vending at the event or donating items of value to the silent auction, contact Rick Ott or Nelle McCall at 962-5282 or sopchoppyriver@ various runners inspirational and encouraged more people to donate their time to ease the stress of someone else. Last years marathon was canceled because of Hurricane Sandy, which affected 24 states, caused power outages across Manhattan and created an economic loss of more than $18 billion in New York and New Jersey. Meanwhile in nearby Boston, a tragedy struck in April when two men detonated bombs during the citys annual marathon. Despite those tragedies, Novak said the mindset of his fellow runners was overwhelmingly positive, and the marathon welcomed more than 50,000 athletes of all skill levels. When registering, each runner was given a blue ribbon to show support for the victims of the Boston Marathon, and Novak reported that a large number of competitors wore Boston Strong T-shirts. After 9/11, cities rallied around New York, and New York City really rallied support for Boston, Novak said. Novak began his run on the Verrazano Bridge on a chilly, 45 degree morning, but by the time he reached Brooklyn, the sun broke through the clouds and he was treated to perfect running weather. Running at his side was his younger brother, Matt. The inspiration never stopped, and as Novak ran, he said the cheers coming from friends and family along the marathon route never let up. Novaks wife, Kellee, cheered and waved encouraging signs from several points along the route. Though at times during the run he found himself exhausted, Novak drew inspiration from his fellow runners. He reported seeing a couple who were running together to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, returning military veterans and remen running in full re gear as a 9/11 tribute. It was awesome in terms of the people and there was constant cheering, Novak said. The spirit is incredible. Novak ended up beating his previous marathon time by one minute, but for the attorney, the $6,700 raised for local cancer patients is the real win. I couldnt have asked for a better day, he said. The Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf Guild is a volunteer organization that hosts fundraisers for health-related needs in the community. want to be a vet; I want to work with maybe lizards and in herpetology. I think this was very interesting and gives people a chance to see if they want to pursue being a scientist. I mostly learned how research has changed. The chance to connect and communicate with the Aquarius and its current research team the crew will speak to 28 schools from across the country during their seven days underwater at depths where the pressure is twoand-a-half times greater than the surface came from a self-described science nerd. Senior Sawyer Rafeld wears an afnity for science, marine science in particular, like a tailored jacket. He came across the Aquarius and its mission on the Internet. He obtained an email contact for the research group and started sending off emails about the possibility of linking up when a research team was underwater. His persistence paid off. I just thought it was interesting they could have a base underwater, Rafeld said. I just wanted to learn more. I love science. I am a science nerd. I thought it was really interesting all the technology they can use now in their research. They have come a long way. The hour-long session with the scientist team didnt instill a wealth of new knowledge, per se, but Rafeld gleaned something far more important. I learned you can do anything you want to do as long as you set your mind to it and work hard, Rafeld said. I learned you need to do what you love. I dont want to go to work every day hating what I am doing. I learned some new things, but I wouldnt be as interested in science without Mr. Lamberson. He doesnt like the boring stuff. He thinks outside the box, and we all have more fun and learn more. NOVAK from page B1 AQUARIUS from page B1Hearts Gone Wild to benet FWMAIt was awesome in terms of the people and there was constant cheering. The spirit is incredible.county attorney Jeremy Novak PHOTOS SpSP ECIAL TO TT HE SS TARAuction, golf tourney raise funds for WWII museum


CLASSIFIEDSThursday, November 21, 2013 The Star | B7 Thanksgiving HolidayClassified In-column D E AD LI N E SThe Port St. Joe Star and The Apalachicola/Carrabelle TimesTo Run Thursday, November 28 Due Friday, November 22, 5:00 pm Call (850) 747-5020 or 1-800-345-8688 or visit us online at The classified department will be closed Thursday, November 28. We will open Friday, November 29, at 8 a.m. 93052S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23-2010-CA -000508 DIVISION: ___ WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. VANCE MCGOUGH, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 28th, 2013, and entered in Case No. 23-2010-CA-000508 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida in which Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., is the Plaintiff and Vance McGough, are defendants, the Gulf County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the front lobby, Gulf County Clerk of Court office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 A.M. ET on the 5th day of December, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: COMMENCE AT A ST. JOSEPH PAPER CO. CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 9 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN N 00 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 57 SECONDS E ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 32 FOR 298.14 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 381-A AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE S 69 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 50 SECONDS W ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE FOR 138.0 FEET; THENCE DEPARTING SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE RUN N 20 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 10 SECONDS W FOR 210.0 FEET; THENCE S 69 DEGREES 12 MINUTE 50 SECONDS W FOR 262.0 FEET; THENCE S20 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 10 SECONDS E FOR 210.0 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 381-A; THENCE S 69 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 50 SECONDS W ALING SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE FOR 222.40 FEET; THENCE N 00 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 28 SECONDS E FOR 666.74 FEET; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 35 SECONDS E FOR 587.44 FEET, SAID POINT BEING IN SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 9 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN S 00 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 57 SECONDS W FOR 438.02 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID STATE ROAD NO. 381-A; THENCE S 69 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 50 SECONDS W ALING SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR 6.98 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 32 AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID PARCEL CONTAINS 6.18 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, LESS ONE ACRE DEEDED TO GRADY FRANKLIN. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME ATTACHED TO AND MADE AN APPURTENANCE THERETO BEARING VIN NUMBER 0110682122607A AND 0110682122607B. A/K/A 901 COUNTY ROAD 381A, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 324655756 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Gulf County, Florida this 29th day of October, 2013. Rebecca Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 fax eService: servelaw@ KB -10-53632 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. November 14, 21, 2013 93054S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 23 2009 CA 000489 DIVISION: ___ NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. MISTY DAWN TUCKER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 28th, 2013, and entered in Case No. 23 2009 CA 000489 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida in which Nationstar Mortgage, LLC, is the Plaintiff and James Harold Tucker, II, Misty Dawn Tucker, are defendants, the Gulf County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the front lobby, Gulf County Clerk of Court office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, Gulf County, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the 5th day of December, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: A PARCEL OF LAND, BEING A PORTION OF THE NW OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NE CORNER OF THE AFORESAID NW OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; RUN THENCE NORTH 87 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 51 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID NW FOR 1116.0 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; RUN SOUTH 02 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 09 SECONDS WEST FOR 1028.55 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 02 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 09 SECONDS WEST FOR 100.00 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 87 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 24 SECONDS EAST FOR 218.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 02 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 09 SECONDS EAST FOR 100.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 87 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 24 SECONDS WEST FOR 218.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 163 GARY ANDERSON RD, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Gulf County, Florida this 4th day of November, 2013. Rebecca Norris Clerk of the Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 fax eService: servealaw@ KB -10-63823 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. November 14, 21, 2013 96167S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 946 Application No. 2013-44 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 03324-295R Description of Property: Lot 19, Tremont Estates, as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 29 & 30, of Public Records of Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Stephanie M & Charles A Davis All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 4th day of December, 2013. Dated this 28th day of October, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 2013 93166S PUBLIC NOTICE Hwy 22 Storage 1249 Hwy 22, Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Shed: #2 Terry Perry #8 Sybel Boyette Household items To be opened for sale December 2, 2013, 8:30 A.M. if payments are not brought up to date. November 21, 28, 2013 96173S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 658 Application No. 2013-41 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 02633-001R Description of Property: BEGIN at the Point of Intersection of the East boundary line of State Road No. 71, and the South boundary line of Land Drive for the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence run Easterly along the South boundary line of said Land Drive for 320 feet, more or less, to the East line of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 36, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, thence run South to the Northeast Corner of Lot Owned by Franklin D. Ward and wife, Hazel J. Ward, as recorded in Official Records Book 76, Page 509, in the Public Records of Gulf County, Florida, thence run West to the East Boundary line of State Road No. 71; thence run Northerly along the East boundary line of State Road No. 71, to the POINT OF BEGINNING. NOTE: The Legal Description shown in Tax Assessment is in error. The lands shown are completely different, but shows the Book and Page of said Deed taken from. The above lands are the lands shown for the Drawing Plat on said Assessment. Name in which assessed: Little River Camp, LLC All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 4th day of December, 2013. Dated this 28th day of October, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 2013 96169S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1368 Application No. 2013-43 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 05694-000R Description of Property: Lot Twenty-Two (22), in Block One Thousand, One (1001), City of Port St, Joe, Florida, according to the Official Plat thereof on file in the Office of Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Lena Dukes All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 4th day of December, 2013. Dated this 28th day of October, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 2013 96171S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 1380 Application No. 2013-42 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 05792-000R Description of Property: Lot Nine (9), in Block One Thousand, Six (1006), City of Port St. Joe, Florida, according to the Official Plat thereof on file in the Office of Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Denise Hall All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 4th day of December, 2013. Dated this 28th day of October, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 2013 96299S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that PPF Holdings III Ltd. the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 634 Application No. 2013-48 Date of Issuance: May 25, 2011 R.E. No: 02808-000R Description of Property: Commence at the Southwest corner of Section 11, Township 7 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County Florida thence run North 85 degrees 58 minutes 13 seconds East 1492 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence run North 86 degrees 52 minutes 17 seconds East 131 feet; thence run North 02 degrees 33 minutes 39 seconds West 444.00 feet; thence run South 86 degrees 52 minutes 17 seconds West 131.00 feet; thence run South 02 degrees 33 minutes 39 seconds East 444.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. Name in which assessed: Gredan Development, Inc. All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 11th day of December, 2013. Dated this 5th day of November, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013 96303S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 545 Application No. 2013-46 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 02285-001R Description of Property: Lots 6, 7, 8 and 9, in Block F, College Park Subdivision, to the City of Wewahitchka, Florida per Official Plat of same being recorded in the Office of Clerk of the Circuit Court,Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Roger & Janice Linton All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 11th day of December, 2013. Dated this 5th day of November, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013 96301S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 727 Application No. 2013-47 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 03036-000R Description of Property: The North Half of Lot Number 24, according to an unrecorded plat of the Southwest Quarter of Section 17, Township 8 South, Range 10 West, also described by metes and bounds as follows: Begin at a pt. 50 feet South and 1,345.0 feet East of the NW Corner of the SW 1/4 of Section 17, Township 8 South, Range 10 West, and run East 622.50 feet, thence South 158.75 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence continue South 158.75 feet, thence run West 622.50 feet, thence North 158.75 feet, thence East 622.50 feet, to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 2.27 acres, more or less. NOTE: IT IS THE OPINION OF THE ABSTRACTOR THAT THE ABOVE METES AND BOUNDS COULD BE IN ERROR. THE DESCRIPTION TO THE PARCEL BEING the South Half of Lot Number 24, is the same metes and bounds description as above. Name in which assessed: Harry M. Murphy All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 11th day of December, 2013. Dated this 5th day of November, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013 96305S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Sale Certificate No. 974 Application No. 2013-45 Date of Issuance: May 28, 2010 R.E. No: 03392-100R Description of Property: Begin at a point 1000 feet West and 1020 North of the Southeast Corner of the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 31, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, thence continue North for 175 feet, thence run East 250 Feet, thence run South 175 feet, thence run West 250 feet, being in Section 31, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Tammy Miller and Regan Scholles All of said property being in Gulf County, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.T., Wednesday, the 11th day of December, 2013. Dated this 5th day of November, 2013. REBECCA L. NORRIS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Donna L. Ray, Deputy Clerk Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013 96367S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 23-2012-CA-000134 MIDFIRST BANK Plaintiff, vs. LONNIE CHARLES WYMES, JR. A/K/A LONNIE C. WYMES JR A/K/A LONNIE WYMES; JENNENE RENEE WYMES A/K/A JENNENE R. WYMES A/K/A JENNENE K WYMES JR. A/K/A JENNENE WYMES; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; AQUA FINANCE, INC.; BLUE WORLD POOLS, INC.; TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORP. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on October 28, 2013, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Gulf County, Florida, described as: BEGIN AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE GO SOUTH 01 DEGREE 00 MINUTE 00 SECOND EAST ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 (AS MONUMENTED) FOR A DISTANCE OF 436.06 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STONE MILL CREEK ROAD (HAVING A 60 FOOT WIDE RIGHT-OF-WAY); THENCE GO NORTH 56 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 38 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 297.66 FEET; THENCE GO NORTH 01 DEGREE 00 MINUTE 00 SECOND WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 271.04 FEET TO THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF SAID SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 (AS MONUMENTED); THENCE GO NORTH 89 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 19 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID NORTH BOUNDARY FOR A DISTANCE OF 246.42 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2006 DEER VALLEY DOUBLEWIDE MANUFACTURED HOME, VIN NUMBER DVAL 10600789A, TITLE NUMBER 95878915 AND VIN NUMBER DVAL10600789B, TITLE NUMBER 95879127 a/k/a 2057 STONEMILL CREEK ROAD, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465-2654 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the front lobby of the Gulf County Court, 1000 Cecil Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, on December 5, 2013 beginning at 11:00 AM, ET. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. Douglas C. Zahm, P.A. 12425 28th St. North, Suite 200 St. Petersburg, FL 33716 Phone: (727)536-4911 Fax: (727) 539-1094 Attorney for the Plaintiff IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT ANY PERSONS NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS FUNCTION SHOULD CONTACT THE CLERK OF THE COURT NO LATER THAN ONE DAY PRIOR TO THAT DAY AT (850) 229-6113. November 14, 21, 2013 96351S ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS: The Gulf County School Board will be accepting sealed bids on two surplus vehicles. Bids will be excepted starting November 14, 2013 and ending November 28, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. E.S.T. Bid should be sealed and marked with appropriate bid numbers and mailed or delivered to Gulf County School Board, Maintenance/ Transportation Department, 150 Middle School Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The Gulf County School Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids. You can contact Greg Layfield at 850-2298369 or 850-227-1204 with any questions. Vehicles up for bid 1986 Ford Van #14-012 1992 Chevy pick-up truck #14-013 November 14, 21, 2013 96371S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 23-2011-CA-000403 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. T DWIGHT HICKS; Creamers Tree ServiceCall Jason @ (850)832-9343 R&B Tree Removal Service;Stump Grind., landscape & clearing! 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DFWP/M-F/7-5/EOE 1117506 EASTERN SHIPBUILDING GROUP MORE THAN A JOB A FUTURE!LONG TERM WORKan aggressive leader in the Marine Industry, located in Panama City, FL has the following opportunities for skilled craftsmen:SHIPFITTERS FLUXCORE WELDERS CaRPEnTERS MaCHInIST PIPE WELDERS X-RaY WELDERS PIPEFITTERS SHIPPInG/RECEIVInGCompetitive wages DOE, and a comprehensive benets package including: Company paid health, dental, and life insurance, 401(k), attendance & safety bonuses. Normal work week to include overtime. Qualied craftsmen should apply in person: Mon-Fri, 8am-12pm 1pm4:30 pmHUMAN RESOURCES (2 Locations): 13300 Allanton Rd., Panama City, FL 32404 and 134 S. East Ave., Panama City, FL 32401 (850) 522-7400, ext. 2285, 2322, or 2302 Fax: (850) 874-0208EOE/Drug Free Workplace OUTSIDESALES TAPINTOYOURCAREERPOTENTIAL! 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F ormoreinformationandtoapp l y p l ease v isit u son l ineat : www. me dia comc a b l e com / c ar ee rs andands e ar c hf o rSal e s und e rFL.Ch oo s e J ob ID6181 1114791 andsearchforSales underFL.ChooseJobID6181 p r e s e n t a t i o ns 1119045 SalesSales RepsHalifax Media Group is currently looking for outside sales representatives If you are in sales and are confident in your sales abilities, then this opportunity may be for you. We are looking for energetic Sales Executives with 2+ years of B2B outside sales and business development experience.Territories Available In: Panama City Chipley Port St. JoeWe are only seeking passionate, positive, driven outside sales professionals. Responsibilities: Prepare for appointments. All travel is local and typically within a 50 mile radius of your office. Meet daily with owners of small to medium sized businesses with the goal of marketing and securing business Conducting our solutions based approach to qualifying potential business for new sales leads in between appointments and during networking opportunities Contacting Sales Coordinator with feedback from appointments and sharing new business lead opportunities. Reviewing the days successes and challenges with your Sales Manager, gaining sales support as appropriate all administrative support people have a vested interest in your success In our organization, we offer the following to our outside sales Account Executives: Fantastic Benefits and Compensation Program Commissions and Bonus New hire and ongoing training and development Requirements: At least two years of face-to-face direct sales, outside sales, B2B, Business Development experience Bachelors degree preferred but not necessary. We will consider the right experience over a degree Highly self-motivated and self-disciplined with ability to work effectively with little or no supervision Outgoing personality with expertise at developing relationships, particularly with business owners, presidents and CEOs Good communicator-excellent listening skills and ability to offer solutions. To apply: Send resume to EOE, Drug Free Workplace Web ID#: 34269124 Text FL69124 to 56654 Sales The News Herald is seeking an innovative and experiencedSales ManagerWho will be responsible for leading and creating integrated multi-media sales strategies to drive revenue across multiple platforms. We are seeking a passionate, highly organized team player who will effectively train and motivate the sales team, using sales planners, the 5-step sales process and consistent accountability to drive their success. The Sales Manager will be creative, yet analytical. Responsibilities: Meets or exceeds sales and revenue goals. Advocates the methodical & standardized 5-step sales approach to buyers. This approach includes planning & preparing for the call, needs analyses, building a compelling solution, developing and closing an effective sales presentation, and following up to ensure client satisfaction. Communicates and advocates the companys vision for a world class sales team, excelling at building active accounts with solutions from a diverse product and services portfolio. Develops and consistently supports staff development by providing clear expectations, tools and training, sales goals, accountability and frequent feedback. Collaborates with other managers to generate new sales ideas and stays abreast of product and platformchanges. Develops sales team, striving for world class execution and results. This includes training/coaching, use of data in sales presentations, creating a vision and integrated sales campaigns for the client, producing sales presentations, and using analytics to measure the solutions ROI for the client. Requirements: Bachelors degree or comparable experience. Proven record of successful leadership in a goal-oriented, highly accountable environment. Successful record of team building and leadership. Excellent organizational and analytical skills. The ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities is essential. Digital sales experience. Proven digital sales management experiences. A deep and broad understanding of the market and competition Strong communication, negotiation and influencing skills. Proficient PC skills including Microsoft applications Excel and Word. In addition, must be well versed in digital sales tools, including job boards, search, email, social marketing and analytics. Demonstrated innovation, leadership, communication, and staff development skills. Possesses ability to coach and be coached. Strong ethical standards and integrity are a must. Understanding of research tools is a huge plus. Ensures that the business unit meets and/or exceeds revenue expectations Proven sales management experience All full-time employees are eligible for health & dental insurance, Life/ AD&D/Long-term disability Insurance, 401k plan, and paid time off. In addition, we offer: Performance/Incentive Based Pay Scale Friendly Team Environment Supportive & Motivating Staff to help you succeed Positive, Professional, and Upbeat work environment We promote from within! Please submit resume and cover letter to EOE, Drug-free workplace Web ID#: 34266362 Text FL66340 to 56654 LISA Q. HICKS; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 28th day of October, 2013, and entered in Case No. 23-2011-CA000403, of the Circuit Court of the 14TH Judicial Circuit in and for Gulf County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and T DWIGHT HICKS, LISA Q. HICKS and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1000 CECIL G. COSTIN SR. BLVD., PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456, 11:00 AM ET on the 13th day of December, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT ONE (1) IN BLOCK C, SUNSET POINTE SUBDIVISION, AS PER OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 41-43, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated this 4th day of November, 2013. REBECCA NORRIS Clerk of Circuit Court By: BA Baxter Deputy Clerk Submitted by: FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON, LLP. Attorney for the Plaintiff 1 East Broward Blvd. Suite 1111 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (954) 522-3233 Fax: (954) 200-7770 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 File# 04-064950-F00 November 14, 21, 2013 96481S PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS PROPOSAL NO. 1314-05 The Board of Commissioners of Gulf County is releasing this Request for Proposal for an Emergency Notification System in accordance with the requirements of the attached instructions, conditions, and deliverables. Please submit the original and (3) copies of the bid and indicate on the envelope YOUR COMPANY NAME, that this is a SEALED PROPOSAL and include the PROPOSAL NUMBER. Proposals must be turned in to the Gulf County Clerks Office at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456, by 10:00a.m., E.T., on Monday, December 2, 2013. Proposals will be opened at this location on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 3:00 p.m., E.T. The Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA /s/ TYNALIN SMILEY, CHAIRMAN Attest: Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk November 21, 2013 96499S PUBLIC NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID: The Gulf County School Board will be accepting bids on the retrofit and changing out of the gym floor at Port St. Joe Elementary School. A bid package may be picked up at 150 Middle School Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456, faxed or e-mailed by calling 850-229-8369. Bids will be accepted starting November 21, 2013 and ending December 5, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. E.S.T. The successful bidder must comply with the Jessica Lunsford Act. The Gulf County School Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids. November 21, 28, 2013 ADOPT: AStay Home Mom, Prof Dad, Travel awaitCarolyn & Chris 1-800-552-0045 Expenses Pd FLBar42311 Cue FurnitureStart your Christmas layaway now! Pickup as late as December 23rd. New mattresses: Twin sets, $79; Full sets, $139; Queen sets, $199. Quality used furniture. 1425 Hwy 71 S. Wewa. 850-639-2343. Text FL71872 to 56654 La Z boy Reclinernew condition, microfiber, aqua $350 850-229-1190 Port St Joe 105 Robins Ave, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 7am-3pm3 Day EventDishes, clothes, & misc household items. Text FL72728 to 56654 Mexico Beach-20th St Storage Bldg #23 Fri & Sat Nov 22nd & 23rd 8a-2pStorage SaleAppliances, Built-in Microwave & Dishwasher, Multiple Christmas items, esc Text FL72974 to 56654 GUN SHOW Pensacola FAIRGROUNDSNovember 16th & 17th SAT. 9-5 & SUN. 10-4 FREE PARKING Info. (407) 275-7233 Text FL71257 to 56654 Education/TrainingNursery Workerwanted for First United Methodist Church in Mexico Bch. Call Frank Healy at 850-647-8028 Leave a Message Web Id 34272426 EducationInfant/Toddler Caregiversare needed to provide quality early care and education to children ages 0-3 yrs @ our Apalachicola location. AA/ AS preferred; FCCPC (CDA) accepted with a willingness to further education. Experience working with preschool children is a must. Excellent benefits package! Apply at Early Education and Care, Inc. 162 Avenue E Apalachicola, FL 32320 EOE M/F/V/D DFWP WebID#: 34273112 Text FL73112 to 56654 Install/Maint/RepairAccountantGulf Coast Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for position of Accountant at Workforce Center of Florida, 625 Highway 231, Panama City, Florida through Friday, November 22, 2013. For more information visit our website at www Equal Opportunity Employer Web ID#: 34272102 Text FL72102 to 56654 LegalLegal SecretaryBusy law firm seeking legal secretary. Send resumes to: PO Box 692, Panama City, FL 32402. Web ID#: 34272226 Install/Maint/RepairLine TechGulf Coast Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for position of Line Tech at Workforce Center of Florida, 625 Highway 231, Panama City, Florida through Friday, November 22, 2013. For more information visit our website at www Equal Opportunity Employer. Web ID#: 34272100 Text FL72100 to 56654 Admin/ClericalPart Time ReceptionistBusy law firm seeking PT Receptionist. Send resumes to PO Box 327 Panama City, FL 32402 Web ID#: 34272996 Logistics/TransportCDL Class A Route DriverAverage 10 stops. Home base Apalachicola, FL 850-653-8823 Web ID# 34272333Text FL72333 to 56654 Medical/HealthClinical Care Coordinator -RNAssists the HSD/DON in a 64 bed ICF/ ID Supervisory exp. & valid FLRN lic req. Competitive Pay and Benefits. Pleaseapply at: Panama City Developmental Center 1407 Lincoln Dr, PC, FLEOE/MFVH Web ID#: 34272837 otherPianistwanted for First United Methodist Church in Mexico Bch. Call Frank Healy at 850-647-8028 Leave a Message Web Id 34272426 Part Time Nursery AssistantFUMC is seeking a PT Nursery Assistant to care for children ages 0-5 during Sunday School, Sunday Worship Services and other church events as required. Please submit a resume, contact information, at least 2 references and a cover letter to: fumcp Attention Nursery Position. Or P.O. Box 266, Port St. Joe, FL32547. Attn: Bobbi Lassiter. Web ID#: 34268269 Text FL68269 to 56654 1 Bdrm Apt. Fully Furnished. Great view of Bay in Simmons Bayou $740 per month-1 year lease. No pets/smoking Includes electricity, water/sewer, trash pickup. First & Last month rent plus deposit is required with contract. Call 850229-7799 Text FL72982 to 56654 2 bedroom unfurnished Apt; Dogwood Terrace Apts; 808 Woodward Ave, PSJ 850-227-7800 Text FL72989 to 56654 Charming Duplex for LeasePort St. Joe 1 BR w/ Study & W/D available now! $645 mo. 1 BR w/ Study, Enclosed Sun Porch, W/D available Dec 1. $725 mo. Quiet street 2 blocks from Bay. Call Gulf Coast Property Services @ 229-2706 for more details! Text FL73024 to 56654 2 bedroom house for rent; 457 Madison St., Oak Grove, Port St. Joe, FL 850-227-7800 Text FL72988 to 56654 Leavins Seafood, Inc is in need of rental houses for workers. If interested, please call 850-653-8823. txt FL72335 to 56654 Port St. Joe 3br, 2ba, C/H/A nice yard. $650 month $450 deposit no Pets. 850-227-6216 Text FL71821 to 56654 St. George Island, 3 Br 2 Bath, Furnished Contemporary Home, with Gulf View, 12 month Lease, $1,600 mo, w/o utilities, 813-631 0344 RVs for rent in WEWA$125/week. Good for one person. $135/week 1-2 people. Includes water, sewage, electric, & WIFI. 850-639-5721 Text FL72028 to 56654 For Sale By Owner Howard Creek 325 Foxchase Rd 2.5 acres Double wide in good cond, 4bd/2ba, lg front porch, good farm land, hunting, fishing, 20 mins from Gulf $88,500 850-481-6533 Text FL71866 to 56654 Spot Advertising works! If youre ready to move and overflowing with stuff Classified can help you store it or sell it! 4514074 RENTALS 108 S. 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UTILITIES INCLUDED 8. 39CARLTO NS,L ANARKVILLAGE. 1BR/1BA 650/MO