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68th Year, Number 49 Port St. Joe, FL 3 Sections


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SEPTEMBER 28, 2006

Seeking Knowledge of the Deep

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Brian Balmer is a fin man.
For much of the past three years he has chased after fins, brand-
ed them, notched them, always a man in pursuit of fins and their
numbers and signals.
This chase i .imn-ed at hlarnmIn more about the n-istr-ri-s of tihe
coastal bottlenose dolphin and in titrn solving a perplextiin srientilic

. puzzle
%\h, have huge numbers of these postcard-
worthy mammals died in waters off the Florida
Panhandle in the past three years.'
Hopefully. inu helping to provide an answer
to that question. Barrlmer and his fellow research.
ers can unlock a deeper. more troubling, riddle
about what might be ailing the ocean
As Balner explained it. the bottlenose dol-
phui sits pretty nmucih at the top of the marine
food chain m these parts. so. "If soinethinog is
wroni with them. it is tricklmin up to them."
Balmer. w\ho during his undergraduate stud-
ies at V\irauia Tech spent fli\e Nears on land
examining the black bear. has been at home on
the waters of St. Joseph Bay since more than
100 dolphins perished in what National Marine
Fisheries calls an "i-tlsual mortality event."
All but a handful of those dolphins were
discovered mu the waters or along the shores of
the bay.
A suimlar mass die-off occurred this spring.
when more than 90 dolphins perished from
Crooked Island west to Destin.
"We are still trying to figure out what caused
these anunals to die." Bahner said last week
while sitting on the deck of the St. Joseph State
Buffer Preserve Education Center. "It is defimtely
up In the air."
The prevailing wisdom among scientists in
the months immediately following the 2004 mor-
tality event in St. Joseph Bay was that the dol-
phins had ingested fish tainted by Karema bre-
vis. a toxic organism associated with red tide.
However. further studies of the dead animals
and their tissues is beginning to point to a simi-
lar. though critically different. nmcro-organism
called Domoic acid. also a neurotoxin to bottle-
nose dolphins.
What has researchers baffled is that Domoic

is associated with marine mortality events along the Pacific coast, but
has not been previously identified with any similar event along the
Atlantic coast.
Domoic acid is .believed to be the cause of an incident several
years ago in which thousands of seals perished and the dolphin popu-
lation of the U S. Pacific coast was nearly wiped out.
A.-d it lha been identified in the urini : arid storni ch cointenrr or)
those dolphins that lr.i\e died mL the two mortality cent.s along the
Painhiidle ni the last few \ears.
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Some 60 dolphins, including the mother and baby, have been identified- as "residents"
of St. Joseph Bay. Photo courtesy of Brian Balmer

(See DOLPHINS on Page 2A)

"We are still trying to figure out what caused these animals to die. It is definitely

up in the air."

- researcher Brian Balmer 1|
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Cracking Down

on Crack and

Other Illegal


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

In an intense meeting on Monday, a
gathering of city and county officials, law
enforcement heads and community leaders
gathered to discuss the escalating problem
of substance abuse in Gulf County.
The meeting was called at the request
of city commissioner Rachel Crews, who
voiced the widely held opinion that sub-
stance abuse, primarily crack cocaine,
was spiraling into dangerous proportions
Among those present were Port St.,
Joe mayor Frank Pate, all four city com-
missioners, county commissioners Jerry
Barnes and Bill Williams, Judge Fred
Witten, Port St. Joe police chief James
Hersey, and Gulf County Sheriff Dalton
"We have to face the problem our
community has a substance' abuse prob-
lem, said Crews at the start of the meet-
ing. "We need changes in our approach
to the problem because people needing
help don't have anywhere to spend enough
time. I don't know the answers, but we
need to start."
Her suggestion was to immediately
establish a building where people asking
for help could be housed overnight or over
a weekend until they could be transported
into Panama City to more extensive facili-
Pastors John Jenkins and Bobby
Fields volunteered testimonials and spe-
cific programs and assistance that they
already offered to users through their
churches. -
City commissioner Benny -Roberts
noted that the 'other place we have to
attack is suppliers."
When Witten suggested that city attor-
ney Russell Scholz address the group,
(See DRUG SUMMIT on Page 7A)

Red Bull Area Sewer Project Breaks Ground

By Marie Logan,
Star Staff Writer
With gold-painted shovels and an oversized
check, officials and residents of the Red Bull,
Red Bull Island area of Wewahitchka officially
opened the long-awaited Red Bull sewer project
last Friday.
ThecitvofWewahitchkareceived$ 2.351,600
in a combined loan ($1.323.9801 and grant
($1,027,620) from the U.S. Department of
Agriculture's Rural Developmnent office for con-
struction of a low pressure and gravity waste-
water collection system in the area.
ULSDA representatives joined city and coun-
ty leaders and residents for the groundbreak-
ing, .
"It's a long overdue project and it will
be a cleaner, neater place arotid here," said
Wewalhitchka mayor Ray Dickens. as he opened

City, county and federal representatives prepal
first shovelfuls of dirt for the Red Bull Sewer Projec

the short ceremony. ,
The project will eventually switch houses in
this area, located along the Chipola River. from
septic tanks to the city sewer system, providing
a significant step in protecting the environment
of the Apalachicola River basin.
Through the new system, wastewater from
the Red Bull neighborhood and Red Bull
Island will be collected and pumped to the
Wewahitchka Wastewater Treatment Facility for'
treatment 'and disposal.
Currently the wastewater from this area is
held on-site in septic tanks, where it is treated
and e entually leaches into the ground, beconi-
ing potential source of pollution to the spring-
fed Chipola River.
The Chipola, which runs from northern
Jackson County-into the Apalachicola River
halfway. down the eastern boundary of Gulf
County, is the Apalachicola River's'
,M w largest tributary, draining half the
Apalachicola River basin.
H The new $2.3 million waste'
Sg'v'. collection system includes con-
struction of approximately 18,000
linear feet of eight-inch collection
lines, 11,000 linear feet of force
main, and three new lift stations.
As soon as the project is com-
plete, 119 existing houses will
come on line and the system
could potentially serve as many
as 300 future customers in the
Red Bull-Red Bull Island area.
According to' Don Minchew,
city manager for Wewahitchka,
re to turn the the final costs to residents of the

Red Bull area was to
be determined at the
city council meeting
last Monday night.
He said the exist-
ing 119 houses sched-
uled to use the com-
pleted line will form .
the base for the rates
to be determined .
Monday. Eventually,
he anticipated a r, ... .
muchl greater number
.of users hooking into ,
the system. The giant replica
The Wewahitchka above a map of the ni
'City Commission
approved the change
of a cost for hook-up for existing homes,
those for which a permit has been, pulled to 1
the $120 deposit.
That cost applies for those who sign
agreement with the city during construction
the project.
The original check for the project was pr
sented to the city in November 2004. "It's take
that long to get all the permits and financing
place," said Minchew. But they're already layi
pipe for the project."'
-Minchew recalled documenting all t
flooding in that area during the past sever
years in order to get the grant.
"Each time the river flooded, the [sept
tanks and drain beds were'covered with flo<
water from the Chipola," said Minchew.
Dougl Kent, Supervisor of the Gulf Coun
Health Department, was very happy to see t

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project actually begin.
or "It is one of the most difficult things to put
on-site sewage disposal systems (septic tanks)
in this t.pe of community." Kent explained,
anof "The lots are small, the mounds are
unsightly and take up most of the yard, and
the soil is clay. The high water table adds to
re- the problem. Putting sewage in a tight clay soil
area is one of the worst scenarios. Add every-
ng thing else, and you have a very undesirable
g situation." ,
lhe Kent said hooking the area to -the sewer
ral line will "automatically give homeowners in this
area a better use of their land."
[c] He added that the Red Bull community was
od one of the region's areas "with lots of failures
of septic tanks because of the soil. Because the
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Additionally, blood val-
ues, particularly white cell
counts elevated by a mul-
tiple of four, indicate, at the
least, that something has the
bottlenose dolphins under
"It could mean the ani-
mals are fighting something
and it could be they have
been fighting something for
years," Balmer said. "They
are definitely resilient ani-
mals to a lot of physical
elements, but something is
stressing them."
What that "something"
is, however, remains open to
debate. While Balmer chuck-
led upon hearing the local
rumor about military testing
being the cause, he also is
not ruling out anything.
"It's definitely up in the
air," Balmer said. "And is
man making it worse or is
something else playing a

part, we just don't know."
Essentially, the search
to identify the source begins
with the basics and that is
identifying population num-
bers and range.
This is where Balmer's
work an intern at Mote
Marine Lab in Sarasota when
the St. Joseph Bay die-off
occurred, Balmer has just
completed a master's at the
University of North Carolina-
Wilmington has been
focused for three years.
Balmer and an assistant
- this year Leo Berninsone
of Argentina come each
early spring, February and
March, and again in the sum-
mer. They've been here since
July and will leave to return
to school near the end of
The research is fund-
ed through grants Balmer
secured from the Disney

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Wildlife Conservation
.Fund and National Marine
Findings from Balmer's
research also become part
of the 30-year research of
bottlenose dolphins by Dr.
Randy Wells at Mote Marine
Lab. Wells' is the longest-

But an increase in
numbers documented each
spring and again this fall
indicate to Balmer the pres-
ence of "transients," animals
which travel in a document-
ed range bounded by the
Apalachicola River and the
waters of Destin.
"In the spring time we are
seeing a three-fold increase,"
Balmer said.

Balmer will lead tours as part of the
Panhandle Wildflower and Birding Festival.
The Festival will be held Oct. 6-7 with the
Buffer Preserve Education Center as the
headquarters. For more information about
the festival call 229-1787.

running research project of
wild dolphins in the world. Scientists, however,
Thus far, Balmer had have not conclusively iden-
identified roughly 60 dol- tified whethether the dolphins
pins he labels "residents" which perished in the mor-
of St. Joseph Bay, moving tality events, all of which are
through the local waters in known to be_ coastal bottle-
groups varying in size from noses, were those considered
as many as eight or 10 to as bay residents or transients.
little as one or two. "We are learning where

these animals are going,
which is key," Balmer said.
"The idea is to get more photo
IDs up and down the coast to
understand the range."
Those photo identifica-
tions focus on the dorsal fins
of the animals. Eighty-five
percent of the animals in the
bay have unique and identifi-
able fins, Balmer said, some-
thing like fingerprints.'
Balmer and his assistant
attempt to live-capture as
many dolphins as possible.
Once a dolphin is located, a
net is tossed to surround the
animal and gradually closed
around the animal.
The dolphin is then led
to shallow. waters where
measurements are taken, a
number is freeze-branded
onto the fin an odd num-
ber for female, even for male
- and a radio tag is affixed to
the fin.
The tag is akin to a
pierced earring. Made of a
metal which rusts quickly,
the tag steadily and pain-
lessly is loosened by the dol-
phin's constant swimming,
ultimately falling off after
about three months, the life
span of the radio beacon.
This year, Balmer and

Berninsone have live-cap-
tured 18 animals and tagged
After three years, Balmer
has come to identify the dol-
phins of the bay by number
and the notches observed in
their dorsal fins.
"This is still the prelim-
inary work," Balmer said.
"The neat thing is you are
continually learning more.
'"All this research was my
master's. Now starts my PhD,
so hopefully I will be here for
years. I love it here."
He has become some-
thing of a resident and an
example of what the Buffer
Preserve Education Center
is about.
Balmer lives at the cen-
ter in what amounts to- a
modest motel room. He has
been a guest speaker at Port
St. Joe High School's sci-
ence classes and will .take
lucky ticket holders out
onto the bay to explain his
research during next week's
Panhandle Wildflower and
Birding Festival.
"He really wants to give
back for what he gets here,"
said Jean Huffman, manager
of the buffer preserve. "He's

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Affordable Housing, Stump Hole Projects Lead County Commission Meeting

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

In a special meeting
preceding the regular coun-
ty commission meeting on
Tuesday, John Hendry, St.
Joe Company's project man-
ager for Gulf County, offered
the first land swap to the
county in a deal allowed by
the newly passed state House
Under the bill, a com-
pany can donate land to the
* county to be used for afford-
able housing. In return, the
* donating company will receive
a density bonus on other land
that it wants to develop.
"If this works, Gulf will
possibly be the first county
in the state to use House
Bill 1363 to give land for
affordable housing," reported
Hendry. "This would be the
cumulative effort to the first
part of our work to see if we
could use House Bill 1363 to
bring affordable housing to
Gulf County."
The land that St. Joe pro-
posed to donate is a 200-
.acre plot immediately behind

and adjacent to the Honeyville
Park, near Wewahitchka.
Mostly high and dry, with just
a bit of wetlands, Hendry said
the people in the community
had suggested this parcel for
some time.
St Joe proposed a land
use/density swap for 639 acres
south of Port St. Joe, close
to the soon-to-be-constructed
Sacred Heart Hospital. The
company will be asking for Rl
rating, which allows 3-4 units
per acre, but will ask for just
under two units per acre in
Hendry told the board
that this could be attained by
something similar to a small-
scale land-use amendment
but that it would not affect the
county's overall small scale
map amendments.
Hendry also asked that
the county Planning and
Development Request Board
(PDRB) hold an emergency
meeting to fast-track the idea
and to consider the proposal
before the next commission
meeting and let that meeting
be the first public hearing on
the proposal.

Commissioner Accountability

By Despina Williams. Commissioner Carmen na
Star Staff Writer McLemore voiced his disap- tha
A new policy aimed at proval of the idea, saying, "I "co
increasing commissioner think that's way out .in left an
accountability topped the agen- field."
da at last Wednesday's County After McLemore and de
-Commission special meeting, Commissioner Billy Traylor aw
held at the Wewahitchka court- questioned, whether commis- or
house. sioners would need approval ac
Saying the commission for small, routine projects, mi
needed enhanced financial board attorney Tim McFarland
oversight, Commissioner Bill suggested that the board define un
.'Williams sought to require full concrete parameters, ing
board approval for all future At Commissioner Nathan
projects initiated by commis- Peters' suggestion, commis- foi
owners. sioners agreed to require ba
." .This will be a check and board approval for projects pr
"balance. so that no one con- costing more than $1,000 in bo
Balance. so that no one com- materials or labor- ju
materials or labor. jui
-iissioner has the ability to Williams asked county co:
Direct our projects without us manager Don Butler to serve
all being included," Williams as the board's "air traffic con- Wi
I .argued. troller" in -coordinating com- na
Williams' motion passed mission-approved projects mi
5-0, but prompted addition- with the various department bo
'al discussion after Williams heads, to
sought to amend -the policy McFarland cautioned ad
to include "enforcement" mea- board members that they
sures. would encounter problems sec
For department heads if ihey went forward with ap
helping a commissioner begin Whillians' plan to. terminate
a project without the board's county employees who helped \.
prior approval. Williams rec- facilitate 'projects withoutt Sh
ommended termination, with board approval. We
the directing commissioner "If that project was direct- on
held accountable for all dollars ed by a county commissioner, Tr
spent through a civil trial, that's not being insubordi- mi

County attorney Tim
McFarland said there might be
a problem with the time need-
ed for the PDRB to publish
its public advertisements as
required by Florida statutes,
but that the project could be
considered in November if
not in October.
Commissioner Billy
Traylor asked if there would
be some land offered in the
south end of the county, to
which Hendry replied that the
company had identified about
60 acres within the city of
Port St. Joe to provide some-
thing in the south.
"We have no objection to
providing land in the south
of the county as long as it
stays within the parameters
of House Bill 1363," Hendry
The board unanimously
passed the motion to con-
sider the swap.
At the commission meet-
ing immediately following:
A representative of
Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT) gave
an update on the Stump Hole
road project on Cape San

She presented the board
with four alternatives that will
be presented in a public meet-
ing Thursday, Oct. 5, from
5-6:30 p.m. E.T. at Rish Park
on the Cape.
It will be an opportunity
for public input, with a public
comment period and com-
ment forms.
The alternatives were no
build; roadway relocation;
reinforcement of the existing
sea wall, and a bridge.
According to
Commissioner Bill Williams,
the Stump Hole road project
moved last week to second
position for funding in the
FDOT regional transportation
partnership after Bay County
withdrew a project.
Williams, who is on the
partnership committee, said
FDOT has $10 million to fund
the group's projects, and that
Gulf County has asked for $5
million for the Stump Hole
The county sign com-
mittee asked for a county-
wide moratorium on all signs,
except for those with previous

Topic of Special Meeting

te," said McFarland, noting
at the result would be a
commissioner problem, not
employee problem."
Williams requested' that
apartment heads be made
rare of the new policy in
der to prevent them from
ting solely on a single com-
issioner's request.
"It's important for them to
understand that they're break-
g board policy," he said.
'McFarland then noted that
rcing a commissioner to pay
.ck funds for unapproved
ojects was not within the
Dard's jurisdiction, but in the
risdiction of the state ethics
After McFarland's advice,
lliams amended his origi-
1 motion to say that com-
issioners who violate the
ard's policy be submitted
the ethics commission for
ministrative view.
Williams' motion was
conded by Peters, and
In other business:
With the -'Gulf County
sheriff Department's
ewahitchka substation going
the market this week,
aylor asked his fellow com-
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listed for $95,000.
The Sheriff's Department
currently. rents the property
for $450 a month.
Sheriff Dalton Upchurch
noted that the substation was
well-used and in an ideal loca-
tion for a variety of applica-
Williams expressed con-
fidence that the board could
aid the Sheriff's Department
in purchasing the substation
through a line-item shift.
Traylor made a motion
to acquire the property, with
Williams seconding. The
motion passed 4-1, with Peters,
who said that the board "didn't
have the money in the budget
for that project," objecting.

exemptions, until the county's
new sign ordinance was writ-
ten and in place.
According to McFarland,
people installing billboards
"are not being truthful about
the size and the lighting of the
signs, they are not comply-
ing," especially in reference to
turtle-safe lighting.
The motion passed 5-0.
Commission chairman
Carmen McLemore asked
Hendry about people being
denied access to the beach
along old U.S. 98 and at
Hendry said he would
personally look into it imme-
diately and make sure that
the people of Gulf County
had continued access to the
"We want to make sure
that' the beach remains as

open as it can, construction
notwithstanding," Hendry told
the commissioners.
Commissioners Nathan
Peters and Williams also told
Hendry that the residents of
St. Joseph Shores, the tiny
community of about 25 resi-
dences south of WindMark II,
were having problems with
the cul-de-sac design that
St Joe created around their
property, and the residents
were concerned about the golf
cart path in the road, land-
scaping and other items.
The St. Joseph Shores
community is an unincorpo-
rated part of Gulf County,
surrounded by the WindMark
II development.
Red Fish Road in
Highland View will be closed
for paving Friday, Sept. 29,
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History Repeats

In last week's excellent story on county
"blue" alcohol laws, staff writer Despina
Williams chronicled the following exchange
from a 1990 meeting of the Board of County
Following a non-binding referendum on
alcohol sales in the county, commissioners
dithered in adopting an ordinance which
would adhere to the voters' wishes concern-
ing a ban on Sunday alcohol sales.
As reported by this newspaper in 1990,
Howard Browning, an advocate for the
Sunday ban, addressed commissioners:
"If you had not wanted the people's opin-
ion in the matter, or didn't intend to abide by
it, you shouldn't have asked for it," an infuri-
ated Browning told commissioners.
Fast forward 16 years and times have
not really changed one whit.
Two years ago, commissioners placed on
the November 2004 ballot a non-binding ref-
erendum concerning whether voters wished
to return to county-wide voting or retain the
current single-member districts.
By an overwhelming number and to
quantify, consider that 54 percent of voters
wanted a Sunday ban on booze, 67 percent
wished a return to county-wide voting vot-
ers raised their voices against the current
Commission structure.
Putting an even finer point on it, con-
sider that not only did 67 percent of those
heading to the polls in November 2005 seek
county-wide voting, the majority constituted
nearly 50 percent of all registered voters in
the county.
In this era of declining voter numbers,
that represents a landslide favoring ridding
this county of a relic from another era which
has produced over two decades of cumber-
some, inefficient .government, which has as
much connection to the public's pulse as
King Kong does to good hygiene.
In any case, after waffling for a year,
commissioners took some initial steps for-
ward last summer, with the current chair-
man stating that commissioners should
press the matter as far as necessary to bring
about a return to county-wide voting.
Of course, this turned out to be little
more than much noise signifying nothing.
After a theater act worthy of off-Broadway,
commissioners removed then-chairman
Nathan Peters, Jr. from the central seat and
restored him as chairman weeks late, then
finally charged the county attorney to move
ahead toward overturning the federal edict

mandating single-member districts.
In the end, whether planned or not
(wink-wink), the Commission's delaying tac-
tics, the political equivalent of the four-cor-
ners delay offense in basketball, produced a
scenario in which the county was required to
hire a new expert to help craft the case.
This was because the expert who had
previously worked with the county had
retired during the Commission's little per-

formance, so commis-
sioners, in their waf-
fling, ensured that it
wouldn't be too easy to
proceed into a federal
Now, another year
later, and commis-
sioners decided dur-
ing the recent hear-
ings on the budget to
eliminate from the final
document any money
required for litigation
in federal court, essen-
tially erasing the initia-
tive off their agenda by
squeezing out all the
We'll apply more of
the backdrop of his-

Most stunni
apparent la
shame for h
a question I
that commi
didn't want
or was one
ignore unle.
answer was

In August of 2005, current chairman
Carmen McLemore pronounced that Peters
didn't deserve to retain the chairmanship
due to Peters' refusal to alter his obstruc-
tionist tactics regarding county-wide voting.
"If it goes to the White House, Supreme
Court, how ever far we need to go, we need
an answer," Mr. McLemore said as he made
the motion to unseat Peters as chairman.
Mr. McLemore, as chairman, has per-
formed essentially the same dance as Peters,
questioning the need for county-wide voting
at one point and supporting the motion to
remove the litigation funds from the coming
year's budget.
We also note that in a course reversal
to support going ahead on county-wide vot-
ing last November, Mr. McLemore pledged
to "sign a contract that night" to resign as a
commissioner if he changed his mind again.
Commissioner Billy Traylor joined
McLemore in that pledge.
We also offer' that hen candidate,
makes a campaign promise to support and.
push for count-winde voting, it is not enough ,

to sit silently until a vote is to be cast, or to
remain silent while the brakes continue to be
applied to any forward momentum.
A mark of true leadership, we would
offer, would be to clearly establish a prin-.
cipled position that until county-wide voting
goes forward, a passel full of county busi-
ness, such as divvying up vans, creating
parks or extending long-term debt for a road
bond, would remain in quicksand until sin-
gle-member districts
are history.
S iFinally, Mr.
ing is the Peters' continued
ck of obstruction means
that while he talks
nent or out of one side of his
having put mouth about bringing
Sp fiscal responsibility
to voters to county operations,
from the other he
ssioners speaks about a prin-
answered ; ciple which costs tax-
payers money each
they would and every year.
ss the And be mindful
I of one salient point
Sto their concerning individual
commissioners -each
o. ne of their districts
voted in favor of
county-wide voting, so,
for example, when Mr. Peters talks of his
obstruction of county-wide voting as repre-
sentative of his constituents, he is shouting
at the rain.
Most stunning is the apparent lack of
embarrassment or shame for having put a
question to voters that commissioners didn't
want answered or was one they would ignore
unless the answer was to their liking.
After two years of shenanigans,. it is
fair to say that placing obstacles in front of
county-wide voting is, for commissioners,
a question of political survival, rather than
addressing the desire of constituents or
what might be best long-term for the entire
What 1990 and 2006 show is that non-
binding ballot questions are nothing more
than red herrings offered by commissioners
to deflect responsibility and accountability.
What that means, for the voters in this
county, is that the only votes that really
count are those cast in binding elections
such as .hose for Commission seats as
they come up for grabs.

Mary Hadley Could Be In Trouble!

S I thought in light df the spinach scare
spreading across the land today I needed to
announce that I am safe. VERY SAFE! I've got
warts and kidney stones and a tennis elbow and
something ain't right with the sciatic nerve in my
right hip; but I am free from any wild E.coli bac-
teria running rampant in my small intestines.
At least I am free from any infectious bad
microorganisms that got into my system by the
oral intake of tainted spinach in any shape,
form, fashion or kind! I ain't had a bite of spin-
ach in 43 years and I am not about to reverse
that trend nowl
I've got a good memory.
Mom used to set that stuff in front of us
with the admonition that "it was good for you." I
was five or six at the time but I was no dummy.
NOTHING that tastes like that could be good for
anybody. Whewl One bite could gag a maggot! I
didn't like it fresh, canned, leafy, steamed, boiled
or creek flung.
And listen to this, along about junior high
she took to serving it with calves' liver. Liver
AND spinach! She was going to strengthen up
our bodies even if it killed us! And this was back
when "Clean your plate" was the national yell.
Leon, who was older and wiser and much
more versed on the United States Constitution
than me and David, allowed it was cruel andd
unusual punishment. He pleaded our anti spin-
ach case at supper one night so hard that Dad
looked up and cleared his throat..... That revolt
ended before it even began.
We would have cornbread crumpled up in
our buttermilk for dessert. Not exactly a hot
fudge sundae but at least it would cut the lin-
gering taste of liver and spinach. It got so bad
one school year we actually cheered when Mom
served cauliflower and Brussel sprouts.
Mom liked to point out that Popeye charac-
ter, "Look what a little spinach does for him."
Leon would quickly counter, "If he was eat-
ing.hamburgers, French fries and Neapolitan ice
cream I bet he could fiAed someone a lot prettier
than that skinny girl he's stuck with." We fussed,
complained, griped, moaned and bemoaned.....
and Mom kept serving up the spinach. I tried


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sticking it in the cornbread
as if it was a sandwich to hide the taste. I stuck
little bits of it in the mashed potatoes. I poured
ketchup on it. I swirled it into the buttermilk
and crumpled up corn bread in hopes the flavor
would dissipate into the parfait mix. When Dad
got to laughing about something Fibber McGee
had said to Molly the night before, I would slip
a handful down to ole Duke. The dog wouldn't
even eat the stuff!
We'd talk about it in study hall. The dislike
for spinach was universal in our little circle. "It
would make a donkey puke." Ricky Gene was
usually pretty direct.
"Where do you reckon it comes from?"
"I think it's that stuff cows chew in their cud
and then spit back up" I couldn't tell if Pam was
serious or notl
"Have you ever noticed," Bobby Brewer was
about as smart as we had, "how they cut the
school grass on Monday and we have spinach
on Tuesday."
"Why do all parents think it is good for you?"
Now, LaRenda had asked the right question!
There was silence as we pondered on that
"I think it's the green color."
"Or good advertising on the part of the
National Spinach Growers Association."
"Or maybe it's cheap, easy to plant, survives
the cold well, washes up clean, can be cooked in
any quantity needed and doesn't leave a sticky
mess on the plate."
"And that makes it good for you?"

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"You know," Bobby had rolled all of this
around in his head, "the Baby Ruth people need
to come out with a green candy bar."
If study hall had lasted. another thirty
minutes, we could have solved all. the world's
I worked hard to get that first date with
Mary Hadley Hayden. I was in high school and
Mom let me have the car..We. cruised Frank's
Dairy Bar and shared a Cherry Coke. I took her
on the Baptist Church hayride. We walked along
the river and talked about life. We held hands at
the movies. We went to a Bo Diddley concert. I
thought it was true love.....
Until she invited me to her house for din-
ner! Her.mom cooked roast beef and spinach.'I
likened to have died on the spot! How was I going
to be polite enough to choke that mess down! All
of my Mom's forced feeding training came back
as I placed an acceptable amount of the green
stuff on my plate. Folks, before I could get my
knife to the roast beef Mary Hadley had her face
buried in the spinach and she was shoveling it
down with both hands: She took to it like a hog
to slop!
When she came up for air and grinned at
me she had little pieces of green spinach shards
caught between every tooth in her head I imme-
diately went to thinking I wished I had my money
back on them Bo Diddley tickets!l I could have
taken Pam or LaRenda on the hay ride. It was so
dark in the theater I didn't get a good look at her
face. Pretty is-as pretty does.....
I went off to college a year later and got to
make my own culinary selections. I chose a life of
chocolate chip cookies and baked apple pie over
spinach. I may not be in very good shape but I
ain't dead yet!
So don't worry about me and the E. coli
epidemic. I'll hunker down with a coconut cream
pie and a bag of Butterfingers and ride this thing
out. If a viral infection somehow gets traced back
to a boat load of tainted sugar from Cuba, then
I've got problems

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The Kingdom of You
I have to confess, I was once a house dick.
My task was to maintain order and address
problems of thefts or injuries at a series of
Marriott hotels from Miami to Newport, Rhode
Purely accidentally, I stumbled into this
first "career" shortly after college when tired of
slipping down snow- and ice-packed stairways,
I decided any place called the "Sunshine State"
couldn't be all bad.
A buddy from college got me on at Disney,
as a security guard and a fairly short amount
of time later I had progressed to Marriott,
becoming a shift supervisor in the security
department and ultimately becoming a director
of security.
Now, by that time the house dick concept
had evaporated into a jack-of-all-trades occupa-
tion; and as opposed to most other positions
in an upscale hotel, when we came into contact
with guests it was usually bad news.
The guest hit in the eye by an errant golf
ball on the 13t hole, two guests imprisoned in
their room by a faulty electronic lock, money
missing from a suitcase or the series of arsons
which plagued a hotel for weeks, these were
typical of calls my department was called upon
to handle.
Looking back, those years make for some
funny stories I was, for instance, the prime
suspect in the fires because I was the first on
the scene so much and was cleared only when
a maid confessed to me and it also honed my
chops in certain areas.
The couple locked inside their room was
rescued after another officer and I jumped from
balcony, to balcony we're talking 10 stories
in the air to bring in tools to loosen the door
from its hinges.
An airline pilot staying at one hotel actu-
ally called after leaving for his flight to wonder
whether or not he could retrieve the bag of
marijuana he had left at the front desk. Another
former guest called and wondered if by chance
somebody had run across the $10,000 in cash
he had left behind in his room, the wad of bills
at the time offering the padding for one side of
. a. maid's brassiere...
:;;;~.This is a somewhat long-wmnded way of say-
ing that early in my professional career I was
programmed in customer service. .'-"
And I have often thought during my time in
journalism that a little bit of that programming
would be a good thing for every news room in
the country.
Too often we, particularly those of us on
the writing side, forget that those readers we
are trying to reach and inform are, when it is all
boiled down, customers and should be served
as such.
I have one blind spot on this since it has
always boggled the .gray matter that anybody.
- I mean, anybody -. would observe my name
atop a story and actually continue on to read
the article.
Heady stuff, if you ask me. Makes for great
customers, I say.
That's why I have never really had much
problem .with people critiquing the papers,
whether in my office or on the football field or
somewhere in between, because I figure that
improvement for the paper and myself is only
going to come with constructive feedback.
So if a picture cutline is wrong, if a story
wasn't as clear as could be, if names were left
out or events. overlooked, we want to know
about it to attempt to ensure it does not hap-
pen again.
Or at least try to ensure it doesn't happen
again because we are as human, as the next
I would venture to add that everybody here
at the Star and Times takes our responsibility
as a community newspaper very seriously. We
have the gray hairs, failing eyesight, iffy diets
and rupturing ulcers to prove it.
And as such, we embrace our customers
as neighbors,,as our canary in the coal mine to
indicate when we are not doing something in
the appropriate manner.
In this spirit, we will be celebrating
Customer Service Week starting on Oct. 2.
We see those five days'as an opportunity to
humbly attempt to shine a spotlight on our cus-
tomers, those who read, those who advertise
and those who fall into both categories.
Don't be surprised to see some of us
knocking on your door to thank you. Feel free
to stop by the offices in Apalachicola and Port
St. Joe for additional words of thanks.
Yes, staff will be recognizing a few advertis-
ers picked at random at both the Star and
Times, celebrating a few of our long-time sub-
scribers again, picked at random but more
than that we will be tipping our hats to you, the
readers and advertisers who provide the foun-
dation on which these newspapers are built.
After all, the pages of this paper are your
domain, your kingdom.
We are, in simple terms, but your humble
servants in the task of producing newspapers
which are informative and insightful about the
events in our communities.
Having been indoctrinated in this thing
called customer service since a young adult, I
can attest, that Is a charge not taken lightly.
But if you should leave $10,000 in cash
behind, remember we labor in the newspaper
business consider that money history.

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Conservation Clarification
Dear Editor:
Good Reader, indeed!

In a letter to the editor on
September 13, 2006, Ms. Carol
Cox did, indeed, identify a mis-

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understanding in the recent
article "WindMark Protection of
Local Environment Goes Past
the Norm."
-Certainly, the gopher tor-
toise's natural habitat is not
a "natural wetland area." The
gopher tortoise onsite pre-
serves at WindMark Beach are
dry uplands, consisting of well-

drained soils.
These onsite preserves
have been designed, field
reviewed and fully permitted
in partnership with the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission to maximize sur-
vivability of the gopher tortois-
es' relocation.
However, both preserves

Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund Urges Rep. Boyd to Reject Campaign Contributions From Tobacco "Racketeers"
New Report Shows Rep. Boyd is Top Recipient of Tobacco PAC Contributions in the House
The Tobacco-Free Kids "The tobacco companies votes on tobacco prevention, The campaign contribu-
Action Fund today called on have been found guilty of a 50 but in 1997 Representative tions report released today finds
U.S. Representative Allen Boyd year conspiracy of lies, decep- Boyd voted against funding for that since 1997, the tobacco
(D-FL) to return campaign con- tion, disease, and death and of a program to require ID checks industry has made more than
tributions from tobacco com- continuing to violate the law, but for young people seeking to $32.8 million in federal politi-
panies that were recently found members of Congress are still purchase tobacco products. cal contributions, including
guilty of civil racketeering, and taking millions of dollars from Representative Boyd twice voted $16.8 million in soft money and
reject future tobacco contribu- them and failing to take action in 2000 against funding for the nearly $16 million in political
tions. Representative Boyd to protect kids," said William Department of .Justice lawsuit action committee (PAC) contri-
should also pledge his inde- V. Corr, executive director of against the tobacco companies. butions. So far in the 2005-
pendence from Big Tobacco by the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Last month, Judge 2006 election cycle, the tobacco
supporting legislation allow- Fund. "Representative Boyd Kessler found that "over the companies have made nearly
ing the U.S. Food and Drug should stand up to the tobacco course of more than 50 years, $3 million 'in federal political
Administration (FDA) to regu- companies, return their contri- Defendants lied, misrepresent- contributions.
late tobacco products, butions and reject future dona- ed and deceived the American The report details tobac-
The Tobacco-Free Kids tions from this rogue industry, public, including smokers and co industry contributions, and
Action Fund released a report He should also support effec- the young people they avidly lobbying expenditures so far
today, based on Federal Election tive tobacco prevention legisla- sought as 'replacement smok- during the 2005-2006 elec-
Commission (FEC) data, that tion such as a bill to give the ers,' about the devastating tion cycle, including tobacco
shows tobacco company politi- FDA authority over tobacco." health effects of smoking." She company PAC donations made
cal action committees (PACs) Legislation to grant the also found that "Defendants directly to federal c candidates;
have made $18,000 in political FDA authority to regulate have marketed and sold their, PACs to non-candidate corn-
contributions to Representative tobacco products, including lethal product with zeal, with mittees, including Democratic
Boyd so far in the 2005-2006 the authority to crack down on deception, with a single-minded and Republican party commit-
election cycle. Representative tobacco marketing that influ- focus on their financial suc- tees; and tobacco contribu-
Boyd is among the top recipients ences kids, is currently pend- cess, and without regard for the tions to every current member
of tobacco contributions in the ing in Congress. The legisla- human tragedy or social costs of Congress since January 1,
U.S. House of Representatives. tion would also allow the FDA that success exacted." 1997, and current challengers.
U.S. District Judge Gladys authority to require changes in Judge Kessler also found To look up contributions to a
:Kessler in August found the tobacco products to make them that the tobacco companies' specific member or to PACs,
major cigarette companies less harmful'and less addictive; wrongdoing continues today: go to: http://tobaccofreeaction..
guilty of violating civil rack- stop tobacco companies from "The evidence in this case clear- org/contributions/
eteering laws by deceiving the making unproven claims that ly establishes that Defendants Campaign Contributiofis
,public about the dangers of some tobacco products may be have not ceased engaging in by Tobacco Interests is the lat-
smoking and their marketing to safer than others; require the unlawful activity... Their con- est issue of an annual report
children. The companies were disclosure 'of the contents of tinuing conduct misleads con- on the tobacco industry's politi-
also found in a new study by tobacco products; and-mandate sumers in order to maximize cal influence. The report is
the, Massachusetts Department larger, more effective health Defendants revenues by recruit- issued by the Tobacco-Free
-of Public Health to have secret- warnings. Representative Lewis ing new smokers (the majority Kids Action Fund and Common
ly and significantly increased' is not a cosponsor of the bill. of whom are under'the age of Cause and all the contributions
the levels of nicotine in ciga- In recent years, the 18), preventing current smok- cited in this reported are based
.rette smoke between 1998 and leadership of the House of ers from quitting, and thereby on data released by the FEC as
2004. Representatives has stymied sustaining the industry." of August 9, 2006.

Oceans Should be Top Priority for State of Florida

Groups Deliver Ocean, Coastal Renewal Plans to Gubernatorial Candidates,
Highlight Opportunity for Florida to Lead the Nation in Coastal Protection

have natural wetland areas
adjacent to them, and I believe
this is where the confusion
came into play during the arti-
cle interview process.
Finally, the St. Joe
Company uses only those relo-
cation methods recommended
and allowed by the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Commission.
Bill Lynn
St. Joe Timberland Wildlife
WindMark Beach

Thanks to Williams
Dear Editor:
This is an open Letter of
Thankfulness and Gratitude
to Our County Commissioner,
Bill Williams and to his Father.
Upon learning of my husbands
serious health problems, Bill
Williams and his Father, Came
out to our home and made
repairs to areas where Tommie
walks and spread much needed
dirt for us. With a sincere heart,
we both thank them both. He
made this remark to me as he
had checked on my husband a
few days before this, he said,
"I am here for 'ALL' the people
and if you all need me do not
hesitate to call me or my Wife."
His dad gave up his time as Bill
did also; to do this tremendous
needed favor for us. I thank
them, as does Tommie. We do
have a caring COUNTY and our
Commissioners do care about
all the County. Thank you, Bill
Williams and Thank You, Bill
Williams', Father. Both of you',

your Kindness and concern, is
greatly appreciated. God Bless.
Tom and Thelma Layfileld

Senior Resources
Dear Editor:
If you are elderly or respon-
sible for the guardianship of
an elderly person, would you
know where to find information,
assistance or products and ser-
vices? Many people either have
this situation or will have it in
the future. Unfortunately, real-
izing the need for this informa-
tion comes suddenly and not at
a convenient time. This leaves
people highly stressed and not
knowing which way to turn.
This scenario is not as
frightful as it appears. There is
a new website www.faseniorin-
fo.com specifically focuses on
providing information and the
availability of products and
services. The website www.
faseniorinfo.com reveals
Federal and State agencies
to assist the elderly and the
disabled. There are hyper-
links to websites that address
issues such as Medicare,
Medicaid, Alzheimer's. disease,
Neurological problems (i.e.
stroke) and private companies.
There are informational links to
issues such as long-term insur-
ance, dementia, loneliness and
others with the specific pur-
pose of giving vital information.
This web site is the one place
to go when you require accurate
and quick information.

John Frasco

)Ym ct- yohr

,School Board contact info

Charlotte Pierce,'
District 5,
can be reached at

Citing escalating prob-
lems with coastal pollution,
red tide outbreaks, plummet-
ing fish catches and overdevel-
oped beaches, 20 conservation,.
recreation and civic organiza-
tions today issued a, blueprint
for protecting and preserving
Florida's coastal environment
and economy. It is the first time
.such a large number of diverse
groups has joined together in
the name of -comprehensive
ocean conservation for Florida.
The report, "Florida's
Coastal and Ocean Future: A
Blueprint for Economic and
SEnvironmental Leadership,"
identifies the major problems
threatening Florida's ocean
waters and coastlines, and the
actions needed to solve them. It
builds on the recommendations
by two recent national reports
warning that the oceans are
in serious trouble, and calling
for urgent action to reverse the
To view the new document,
go to http://www.nrdc.org/oceans/
"Florida's huge fishing
and tourism economies gener-
ate more than $60 billion a
year, and they depend on clean
coasts and healthy oceans," said
* Sarah Chasis, director of the
Ocean Initiative for the Natural
Resources Defense Council.-
"No state is more dependent
on the natural resources of its
coastal waters for food, jobs
and recreation. Florida has an
opportunity to be the leading
state in the nation for .ocean
and coastline protection."
"The cumulative impacts of
decades of overfishing, coastal

development and pollution are
endangering Florida's marine
ecosystems," said David White,
Regional Director of The Ocean
Conservancy. "We have an obli-
gation to future generations to
improve the way we manage
these resources. .An ocean of
vanishing species and unravel-
.ing ecosystems should, not be
the legacy that we bequeath to
our children."
The report addresses six
key threats to a healthy Florida
coast: Unwise coastal develop-
ment, pollution, coastal drilling,
unsustainable fishing practices,
'global warming, and the lack
of a coordinated management
system. Solutions include the
reduction of government sub-
sidies that encourage growth:
in high-risk coastal areas;
strengthening of water qual-
ity standards; adoption of an
ecosystein-based management
approach to marine life and
fisheries; and establishment of
unified, coordinated govern-
ment leadership for ocean and
coastal resources.
By implementing these
solutions, Florida will be pro-
tecting both the fishing and
tourism industries that sustain
the state's economy, as well as
Florida's unique and precious
coastal habitat that spans from
the sand dunes on the shore to
the coral reefs off the coast.
"This is an opportunity for.
Florida's policy makers to show
that the State will protect its
ocean resources and'the econo-
mies that rely' on them," said
Environmental Defense Policy
Analyst Amanda Leland .'
"Florida's endangered coral

reefs generate so much
many in our state, yet th
among the most enda
*in the world due to Heai
pollution, global warming
loss' of habitat," said I
Quirolo, Executive Direc
Reef Relief. "Our leade
turn the tide by' inpl
ing common sense solut
reverse the decline and
that Florida's future in
healthy c6ral, reefs, clean
waters and abundant
"Florida perpetuates
financial and insurance
lems by allowing develop
high risk areas adjacent
beyond the coastal conist
line," said Ericka D'A
Florida Regional.Manage
Surfrider,Foundation. "I
ing the risks of coastal d
ment in the existing s
programs, 'such as so-(
'beach renourishment,
dents are given a false
security while taxpayer
the bill, twice. Citizen
for the projects and pa:
,with the destruction of
trust resources -- our
which provide natural
surge protection on top
economic and environ
"It is important that
address global warming
warmer .ocean temper
and sea-level rise' three
undercut the vast majc
our efforts to protect F:
ocean ecosystems," said
Karnas, Regional Ou
Coordinator for .the IN
Wildlife Federation. "If
not confront global w

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Pole Results
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for so in a meaningful way, many of
hey are Florida's coastal ecosystems
angered will forever be altered and not
vy use, for the better."
ig, and "The future of Florida's
DeeVon beaches, dunes and coast-
ctor of al habitats hangs in the bal-
rs can ance, threatened by coastal
ement- development,, sea level rise',
ions to increasing coastal erosion,
ilsure and construction of miles and
eludess miles of sea walls," said Gary.
ocean 'Appelson. Policy'' Coordinator
fisher- for the Caribbean Conservauon
Corporation. "Now is the time to
its own protect these resources through
prob- bold leadership and innovative
rent in inew policies.".
to and At present, Florida's ocean
ructiion land coastal policies are out-
Lvanzo, 'dated. fractured and unfo-
r of the caused. Ineffective marine pro-
3y hid- grams are currently scattered
evelop-, in various state agencies that
subsidy do not communicate with one
calle d, another. Following the U.S.
resi- Commission o n Ocean Policy
sense f report in 2004. the state leg-
rs foot, islature attempted to update
ns pay the state's ocean policy by cre-
Y again atifig the Florida Oceans and
public Coastal Resources Council. The
reefs-- council, winch had \'wide public
stori- support and involvement, was
mental to have established a statewide
m n ocean research plan and made,
Florida management recommenda-
decause tions to the legislature. But the
ratures Governor subsequently vetoed
aten to the budget appropriation for
ority of priority ocean research recom-
lorldat s mended by ,the Council.
Gerald "There is broad support
itreach in Florida for the policies pro-
rational posedIn this blueprint," said
we do Linda Young, director of the
arming Clean Water Network of Florida.
"This state has never experi-
enced such widespread eco-
nomic impacts from water pol-
,s,'" lution as we have seen over the
?ind past two years. Now is the time
hol?. for our government to address
these threats to Florida's coastal
areas. The future of our state's
economic and environmental
3% health depends on it."
The following groups
authored this blueprint for a
% safe and healthy Florida environ-
ment and economy: Caribbean
Conservation ., Corporation,
V Clean Water Network of
Florida, Environmental
Defense, National Wildlife
Federation; Natural Resources
S Defense Council, The Ocean
Conservancy, Re ef Relief,
Surfrider Foundation.
Additional groups that endorse
s the blueprint include: Coastal
Angler Magazine, Conservation
d Alliance of St. Lucie County,
re Cry of the Water, Environment
Florida, Florida Oceanographic
Society, Hammerhead Dive
Club, League of Women Voters
of Florida, National Parks
Conservation Assoc nation, 'Palm
Beach County Reef Rescue,
Save the Manatee, Sierra Club -
Florida Chapter, and West Palm
BeaTh Fishing Club.

Charlotte Pierce
District 5

Linda Wood
District 3.

Billy Quinn, Jr.
District 4

George Cox
District 2

Danny Little
District 1

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Mexico Beach Gambles and Lowers Millage Rate

By Marie Logan the city spent $2.4 million adopted figures. the scenario that if the city teria and the property valu- from the audience,
Star Staff Writer in fiscal year2004-05. This Mayor Al Cathey told actually gets "a 15 to 20 nations would have to be her "if she was ab,
In their final budget year's 2006-07 budget is the audience that with the percent reduction in our significantly lower than the sure" that the city
hearing last Thursday, the approximately $900,000 expected 10 percent down- revenues instead of 10 [per- expected 10 percent, which operate at 3.35 mill
Mexico Beach city council more. Figures from 2005- ward property appraisals cent], our reserve account city officials are expecting, McLeod explain
listened to distraught resi- 06 were not readily avail- and a 3.35 millage rate, won't sustain that. Then based on comments from if Mexico Beach got
dents and property owners, able. the city could make the where dou we look to cut? Rick Barnett's office. a storm, the city mi
Several people from final reduced budget of McLeod replied that, "It's important to test to activate its line
and lowered the city's mill- th 45 otr so in the audi- 3 .489. 549q including the by Florida statute, if the ourselves with what we're to activate its line

age-, rate one mill.
By reducing the millage
rate from 4.35 to 3.35, and
basing the slashed budget
on an expected 10 percent
reduction in property valu-
ations, the city unanimous-
ly passed the 2006-07 city
budget with a mix of trepi-
dation and resignation.
According to figures
from Deborah McLeod,
Mexico Beach city clerk,

ence spoke to the council,
all acknowledging the hard
work and long hours of the
city's administration and
staff in trying to pare as
much as possible from the
proposed budget.
Some audience mem-
bers offered more sugges-
tions, several from the audi-
ence and the council urged
caution, but all agreed that
they could live with the

$250,000 reserve account,
proposed on September 11.
City council member
Jack Mullen, appointed
in May, followed Cathey's
statement with a warning to
the audience. "We can live
with this as long as every-
body understands that if
something comes up, our
reserve fund is gone," said
Cathey then tossed out

property appraiser comes
back with a reduced valua-
tion of 20-25 percent, then
the city can administra-
tively change the millage
rate to accommodate the
drastic reduction in expect-
ed revenues. However, she
pointed out, that before the
millage rate could possi-
bly be changed, the city of
Mexico Beach would have
to meet very stringent cri-

doing to our community,"
said Cathey. "There's just
not a lot of ways to do
this without affecting you
"When we look at six
months from now, we all
need to fully understand
the potential for danger,"
he said.
City council member
Gary Woodham then turned
to McLeod, and to laughter

y could
ed that
hit with
ght have
of cred-

it to pay for damage and
cleanup, but under optimal
conditions, the city could
operate fairly well.
The council then voted
and passed unanimously
both resolutions accept-
ing the millage rate (3.35
or $3.35 per $1,000 of
taxable value), and the
final proposed budget of

School Board Adopts Majors

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
No minor amount of
work went into drafting a
list of major course offer-
ings which the Gulf County
School Board unanimously
adopted during a special
meeting on Tuesday.
A committee of high
school students, principals,
parents and district staff

has worked for weeks on a
slate of course offerings to
meet a legislative mandate
to create major and minor
programs of interest for
high school students.
I During the spring leg-
islative session state law-
makers mandated that all
high schools offer students
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courses the schools could
offer," said Sara Joe Wooten,
district supervisor of cur-
riculum, noting that man-
power, financial resources
and student interest were
among key parameters.
'"And we looked at what
course would fit under each
The majors and minors
represent four courses to
be taken during the four
years of high school which
are beyond the core course
requirements of math,
English, science and social
Additionally, majors
and minors in those core
courses were not part of
the equation due to the
scarcity of students who
would choose to take, or
schools which could offer,
for example, eight courses
in English.
The majors designated
and approved the by School

Board are:
Foreign Language
Library Media
Advanced Music
Instrumental Music
Physical Education
Secretarial Support
Consumer and
Homemaking Practical
Industrial Education
Each majors program
has a four-course curricu-
lum for example a Foreign
Language major would con-
sist of Spanish I, II, III and
IV or Latin I, II, III, and IV
Latin would be an online
And not every major
would be offered at each
high school.
For example, the
Navy Junior ROTC would
be available only at Port
St. Joe High School. An
Industrial Education major
at Wewahitchka would con-
sist of classes in carpen-
try and cabinet making, at
Port St. Joe High School it
would be welding.
"As part of the pre-reg-

istration process an incom-
ing ninth-grader, with par-
ent permission, must select
a major," Wooten said. "It is
important that parents are
part of that pre-registra-
Wooten said it was
also important to remem-
ber that the selection of
a major by an incoming
freshman would have no
impact on graduation the
school is simply mandated
to provide those courses of
focused study.
Minors would be any
elective the student wishes
to take so they could, as
Wooten noted, be all over
the board.
Through this change,
the number of required
electives for graduation
would be reduced to four
to account for course offer-
ings in major programs of
"It will affect master
schedules, guidance in
doing those schedules and
tracking students," Wooten
The district remains
in line with all state man-
dates concerning class' size,

deputy superintendent Bill
Carr informed the board.
In grades 4-8 and 9-12,
the district is well under
the 22 full-time equivalent.
students per class limit
required under state rules,
which impacted individual,
schools beginning with the
current year. The highest
ratio at any of those grade
levels in a district school
is 19.5.
In K-3, Wewahitchka'
Elementary is at 16.74 and,
Port St. Joe Elementary at
17.33, both, below the state'
limit of 18 students per'
Town Hall Meeting
Superintendent Timn
Wilder and District IV ..
School Board member
Billy Quinn, Jr. will hold
a town hall meeting at the
Washington Improvement,
Group Center beginning at
6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept.
While open to the pub-
lic, the meeting aims to
address the concerns of
parents and students in
District IV as well as minor-
ity parents and students,
Quinn said.

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Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The registration books'
for the Nov. 7 general elec-
tion will close at 5 p.m. ET
on Oct. 10.
If you need to make
changes to your voter reg-
istration or need to register
to vote, you must do so by
Oct. 10 in order to be able
to vote on Election Day.
To assist the folks at
the Supervisor of Elections
office, any change of
address, party affiliation or

contact information should
'also be made by that day.
Voters can also contact
the Supervisor of Elections
at 229-6117 to receive an
absentee ballot.
Also, voters should be
mindful that early voting
will begin on Oct. 23 and
run through Saturday, Nov.
4, the weekend prior to
Election Day.
New rules in place this
year prohibit early voting
on the Monday prior to
Election Day.

Drug Summit

Scholz said he thought the
ideas, especially from the
pastors, were good ones,
but needed to be expanded
to become more concrete,
and to get the rest of the
community involved. "This
is a great step," Scholz told
the group, we just need
more specific ideas."
Upchurch and Hersey
both explained what their
departments do in the war
on drugs, but as Upchurch
pointed out, "Law enforce-
ment costs money. Our
drug program operates just
on grants. If you don't fund
it, we can't do it."
Crews and Roberts both
asked about teaching par-
ents and older community
residents what to look for
in terms of drug use in the
home and community, and
how and where to report
drug use and sales.
Upchurch told them,
"If the public doesn't help
us, we're lost."
Hersey pointed out that
his department -was more
than willing to give all types
of educational programs
throughout the community,
but so far, he said, he had
received no such requests,.
SCrews then coinmitted
to call Hersey herself 'to set
up programs in the Port St.
Joe schools, and encour-
aged Hersey to set up out-
door informational booths
to try to teach children in
the community about the
dangers of drugs.
Williams spoke just

Early voting hours
will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
ET at the Supervisor of
Elections Office at 401
Long Avenue in Port St.
Joe and 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
CT at the Wewahitchka
Public Library, 314 Second
A picture identification
and signature are required
for early voting as well as at
the polls on Election Day.
For any other informa-
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before he left, telling the
group that they did not
need to start from scratch,
but needed to use national
programs already in exis-
tence and to tailor several
of them for Gulf County.
Williams told the oth-
ers that launching a war
on drugs in the community
involved comprehensive
planning, political will and
funding, stating that noth-
ing they did would "have
any teeth until they used
comprehensive planning."
All agreed that-Williams
made several good points,
and resolved to investigate
programs that might be tai-
lored for Gulf County.
Dannie Bolden, direc-
tor of the Gulf County
Community Development
Corporation, described how
minority communities were
not informed of services
available, and offered con-
tact information to Jenkins
and Fields for them to dis-
tribute through their pro-
"Not enough African-
Americans are being
referred to rehabilitation
programs, and this is a big
problem," Bolden told the
group. He also explained
that drug use, combined
with a pre-existing mental

illness, was a major prob-
lem, calling crack cocaine
a "disease which causes
mental breakdown from
the use of crack," and must
be treated as such.
Upchurch also told
the gathering that an even
more serious problem they
had not discussed was pre-
scription drugs, "and it's.
not kids," he said, "it's
adults stealing from grand-
The group discussed
that they might be main-
taining an inaccurate bal-
ance between funding for
the Life Management ser-
vices for the county and
private organizations like
the Gulf County Chamber
of Commerce.
"Where are our pri-P
orities," asked city com-
missioner John Reeves,
with the others nodding
agreement, "if we give the
Chamber $40,000 and Life
Management $2,750?"
The group then agreed
to meet the fourth Monday
of every month at 5 p.m.
E.T.,. with the next meeting
scheduled for October 23.
They also ,agreed, as
Roberts insisted, that they
be required to give a prog-
ress report at evefy meet-

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If you'll pardon the
pun, get set for a "doggone
good time" this weekend at
the first Paws in the Park
and Bow Wow Bash this
Centennial Park in Port
St. Joe will be covered with
dogs and. their humans in
two separate, but related,
All proceeds will benefit
the St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society and the new county
animal facility currently
under construction in Port'
St. Joe.
All times are Eastern.
Paws in the Park
8 a.m. 5K Fun Run
(leashed dogs optional)
9 a.m. Family Walk
in Park (well behaved dogs
on leash welcome), special
bandana for shelter "alum-
For either event, $15
entry fee if purchased early,
$20 day of race entry fee
includes event T-shirt and
doggie bag
9:30 a.m. Dog/Owner
"Look Alike" contest
10 a.m. Smartest
Tricks contest
10:30 a.m. -. Best
Dressed Pet contest
1 p.m. K-9
Demonstration by Gulf
County Sheriff's Office
9 a.m.-1 p.m. various
activities such as dog dunk-
ing for hot dogs,'. photos
with Santa and/or pets, dog
and cat bakery, cake walk,
doggy "Picasso" booth, and

much more
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Lunch
served by Lions Club and
South Gulf Volunteer Fire
Bow Wow Bash
6 p.m.-10 p.m.
Centennial Building, Port
St. Joe
Live music by Charlie
and Dana Black and John

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UThe community-wide Port St. Joe High School
Homecoming Pep Rally will be held at 8 p.m. ET on
Thursday, Sept. 28, in the field between the elementary
A school and the football stadium. Everybody is encouraged
to take part in this annual event.

Wewahitchka Cross Country Finish Strong at Home, Bay
It was a clean sweep for second overall in a time of with Josh Mitchell third in Benjamin Smith in 28:29 and Manor in 22:01, Taylor Smith ual runners with a time of
the Wewahitchka cross coun- 25:42. Natalya Miller finished 19:36. Brad Udell in 30:25. in 22:39, Daniel House in
try teams last Wednesday as in 26:21, Arielle Bragg in Kevin Strickland was Saturday, Sept. 23 23:07, Matthew Miller in 25:07. Natalya Miller com-
both the boys and girls won a 26:56, Allison Lewis in 29:19, fourth in 19:48 and Taylor The boys cross country 23:07, Austin Udell in 23:09, course in 2910
home meet against Bozeman and Megan Peak 36:10. Smith seventh in 21:46. team placed second in a meet Kevin Strickland in 24:17, pleated the course in 29:10,
and Port St. Joe. The Gators' Billy Naylor Geoffrey Manor was at Bay High last Saturday. Benjamin Smith in 30:57 and Allison Lewis in 31:44, Misty
Port St. Joe finished third finished first in the boys' race clocked at 22:04, Matthew Billy Naylor was first over- Brad Udell in 35:30.
in both boys and girls, in a time of 18:46. Chris Miller in 22:13, Austin Udell all in a time of 18:23. Chris The Lady Gators finished Robbins in 35:00 and Connie
Among the girls, the Lady Murphy was right behind in 22:16, Alex Jones in Murphy finished in 19:24, sixth with Ellen Manor com-
Gators' Ellen Manor finished Naylor in a time of 18:51, 22:30, Daniel House in 23:00, Josh Lollie in 19:53, Geoffrey ing in fourth among individ- Harrelson in 36:57.

Florida Catfish Classic Arrives in October

The Apalachicola River fishing
series reaches a climax early next
month when the annual Florida
Catfish Classic pitches its tent at
Gaskin Park in Wewahitchka.
Registration begins at 9 a.m.
CT on Friday, Oct. 6 and anglers
can begin drowning bait in search
of flathead and channel catfish at 4
p.m. CT the same day.
The tournament ends at noon
CT on Saturday, Oct. 7, with awards
presentations and prize giveaways
following at Gaskin Park.
Entry fees are $45 per per-'
son if received before Sept. 30 and
$50 if received after that date. The

entry fee for the kids fishing tourna-
ment, eligible to kids 14 years and
younger, is $20 per person. Children
competing must be accompanied by
an adult.
Entries can be mailed to Wewa
Search and Rescue, PO. Box 966,'
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465.
Fishermen can register the day
of the tournament at Gaskin Park.
The grand prize package is
worth approximately $50,000; any
fisherman who breaks the state flat-
head record will win a new truck,
boat, motor and trailer.
Prize money will be distributed
as follows for the flathead category:

Heaviest flathead $1,500
Second largest $1,000
Third largest $750
Fourth largest $500
Fifth largest $250
In the channel catfish category,
prize money is as follows:
Heaviest fish $1,000
Second largest $750
Third largest $500
Fourth largest $400
Fifth largest $250
All channel catfish must be at
least 14 inches long and all channel
catfish will be released after weigh-
In the Lady Anglers competition,

the heaviest fish will bring $250;
second largest $175 and third larg-
est $125.
The boat with the most total
poundage will earn an additional
In the Kids Channel Catfish
Classic, prize money will be dis-
bursed as follows:
Largest catfish $325
Second largest $300
Third largest $275
Fourth largest $250
Fifth largest $225
Sixth largest $200
Seventh largest $175
Eighth largest $150

Nine largest $125
Tenth largest $100 .
All prizes are guaranteed but
additional prizes could be added.
In addition, door prizes and
cash prizes will be awarded, includ-
ing a host of rods and reels and
other equipment. Drawings start at
noon on Saturday, Oct. 7 and yqu
must present to win.
An additional $1,000 will be
awarded to the fisherman with the
most combined poundage from the
2006 Apalachicola River fishing

Mexico Beach Blast Triathlon/Duathlon Results

Duathlon (5K run/25M
bike/10K run)
Overall Men:
1st = Trevor Teeselink,
34,. Lynn Haven, Florida
2nd = Steve Barraco, 51,

3rd = Brian Hickey, 38,
Overall Women:
1st = Kellie Arrant, 35,

Smyrna, Tennessee
2nd = Dana Black,, 41,
Port St. Joe
3rd = Linda Gavaletz, 38,
Daphne, Alabama
Triathlon (.9M swim/25M
bike/10K run)

Overall Men:
1st = Jason Willcox, 36,
Albany, Georgia
2nd = Tim Doescher, 37,
Madison, Alabama
3rd = Lance Steed, 39,
Mobile, Alabama

Overall Women:
1st = Juliet Lovett, 30,
2nd = Therese Bynum,
46, Birmingham, Alabama
3rd = Denise Dillon, 43,
Kennesaw, Georgia

Triathlon Relay Men:
McCarathy Team
Triathlon Relay Women:,
Elliott Team
Triathlon Mixed Team: ,
Zwingelberg Team

First overall in the triathlon's men's division was Jason

Tim Doescher took second overall in the triathlon's men's divi-

Third place overall in the triathlon, men's category went to
Lance Steed


Wewahitchka High School

Megan Peak Benjamin Smith

Megan Peak, a senior, and Benjamin Smith, a freshman, are honored for
beating out two Bozeman runners in tight finishes as Wewahitchka took boys
and girls titles in a.home cross country meet.

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Port St. Joe Overpowers Gators

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The difference in the
match-up of Gulf County
Schools on Friday night could
be quantified in testing.
Host Port St. Joe had
with undefeated Blountstown,
one-loss Marianna, Chipley
and at Freeport.
Undefeated Wewahitchka
had yet to see quite that qual-
ity of opponent and the Gators

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championship last December
in routing the Gators 60-0.
Port St. Joe (4-1 overall,
2-0 in District 1-1A) domi-
nated the Gators (3-1, 1-1)
up front on both sides of the
line of scrimmage, evidenced
by Wewahitchka's minus-2
total yards and the Sharks'
302 rushing yards at the point
when a running clock was
implemented late in the third
'There are about four or

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Ryan Ranie, here being stuffed behind the. line by Port St. Joe's
Patrick Bailey, managed just two yards on eight carries. Photo by
Micah Peak

had to come from behind at
home to beat Cottondale and
Jay the past two weeks.
Those differences in
strength of schedule showed
at Shark Field.
The Sharks suffocated
Wewahitchka on defense and
played as a complete a game as
they have since winning a state

five times since (I've) been
here that the kids have been
that honed in on both sides of
the ball like we were tonight,"
said Port St. Joe coach John
Palmer. "Usually those kind
of games end up in victories
for us.
"Our kids were totally into
the game. I was proud of the

way they focused and prepared
coming in."
Port St. Joe scored touch-
downs in every phase: offense,
where Ashley Davis rushed
for 90 yards and four touch-
downs; defense, where Mike
Quinn returned an intercep-
tion for 26 yards; and special
teams, with Greg Farmer, who
recovered a block punt in the
end zone in addition to leading
the Sharks with 142 rushing
"They were better than we
were tonight and maybe they
are better than we are, period,"
said Gator coach Todd Lanter.
"They played what I think was
their best game of the year.
"We just have to move on
to the next game. Maybe we'll
get another chance at them in
the playoffs."
The game was over save
the melting of the clock after
the first period, thanks in large
measure to the will the Shark
defensive front imposed on the
Wewahltchka attack.
Neutralizing fullback Ryan
Ranie, from whom the Gator,
offense sprouts, Port St. Joe's
front of Patrick Bailey (two
tackles for loss and a bat-
ted pass in the period), Byron
Peters (two sacks), Terry
Thompson and Javon Davis
never let Wewahitchka's find
a rhythm. *
The Gators converted
their first first-down in the
final minute of the opening
half. They finished with just
four first downs, two coming
by way of Port St. Joe penal-
Ranie finished, the game
with two yards on eight car-
ries and quarterback Sean
Bierman had minus-13 yards
rushing and was 2 of 12 pass-
ing for 17 yards with two inter-
ceptions. Dee Baker caught
one pass for seven yards.
It was the Sharks third-
straight shutout. Port St. Joe
has not allowed a point since
the third quarter of the win
; over Marianna, a shutout span
of 13 quarters.
"We did a good job and got
after Ranie tonight." said Port
St. Joe defensive coordinator
Chuck Gannon. "For getting
after it, pursuing the ball. we
did as well in the first 24 min-
utes as we have all year."

Jordan McNair and pursuers try to corral a fumble in the first quarter of play. Photo by Micah

The defense also helped
provide the Shark offense a
short field most of the half,
Port St. Joe marching to a 48-
0 halftime lead while needing
just one sustained drive of any
I Davis ran 24 yards for a
touchdown with less than four
minutes gone in the game to
complete a 26-yard drive set up
by the defense and a 20-yard
punt return by Jordan McNair.
After holding the Gators three-
and-out, the Sharks rumbled
72 yards in six plays, Davis
covering the final 15 and it was
13-0 after Austin Peltier con-
verted the first of six-straight
extra-point kicks.
Peters recovered a fumble
by Bierman two plays later
and the Sharks were at the
Wewahitchka 3. Two plays
later. It was Davis from the 1
for the touchdown.
All hope seemed sapped
from the Gators with 34 sec-
onds left in the period, when
Bailey blocked Baker's punt in
the end zone. Farmer recover-
ing to pad the lead.
Wewahitchka finished the
quarter, with minus-16 total
yards, the Sharks 114.
Davis (from 17 yards) and
Farmer (from three) added sec-
ond-quarter touchdown runs
sandwiched around Quinn's
interception return.
"'They are good, they are
fast, but at some point we
have to make a tackle and we
didn't do that," Lanter said.
"You can't say much more than
Farmer added a weaving
63-yard touchdown run early
in the third quarter and Chaz
Byrd rambled 15 yards for the
final score with 4:30 left in the

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period, at which point the run-
ning clock was implemented.
"All year one of our
strengths should be our defen-
sive and offensive fronts,"
Palmer said. "They really
played well and controlled the
Wewahitchka 0 0 0 0 0
Port St. Joe 27 21 12 0 60
First quarter
PSJ Davis 24 run (kick failed)
PSJ Davis 15 run (Peltier

PSJ Davis 1 run (Peltier kick)
PSJ Farmer recovered blocked
punt in end zone (Peltier kick)
Second quarter '
PSJ Davis 17 run (Peltier
PSJ, Quinn 26 interception
return (Peltier kick)
PSJ Farmer 3 run (Peltier
Third quarter
PSJ Farmer 63 run (kick
PSJ Byrd 15 run (kick failed)

Shark fullback Ashley Davis rushed for 90 yards and scored
four touchdowns. Photo by Terry Barner/Freedom Newspapers.


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Ashley Davis
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Bailey, a senior defensive tackle,
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2006 J.V. Football Schedule 4. 9/8 Chipley
Date Team Place Time 5.. 9/15 *Freeport
8/18 Vernon (A) 8:00 6. 9/22 *Wewahitch
8/24 Blountstown (H) 7:00 7. 9/29 *Sneads


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Thomasville 15.0 2.85 0.09
Concord 24.81 0.01
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Defuniak Sp. 78
Dothan 77
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Gainesville 83
Jacksonville 82
Marianna 79
Mobile 79
Montgomery. 73
Newport 79
Niceville 79
Panama City 79
Pascagoula 79
Pensacola 78
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Obituaries 4B

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL


Law Enforcement 8B

* Thursday, September 28, 2006 SECTION B

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Visitors to Donnie and Cathie Ake's
Wewahitchka home are greeted at the gate
by an army of Pomeranians barking fero-
ciously in unison.
None stand taller than a foot high, but
their small stature belies a spirited fierce-
On Thursday, Donnie Ake emerged
from his home to quell the troops.
He had forgotten just how many
Pomeranians he had and did a quick hand
count that revealed a dozen.
"There's two or three more in the
house," he said and laughed.
As evidenced by their pack of "Poms,"
the Akes have a fondness for all things
In 1997, they dedicated their then
two-acre home-site to rearing miniature
horses, pvymy goats and miniature rabbits

of different breeds.
In a, clever play on their last name,
the Akes christened the compound "Mini-
They have since expanded to 15 acres,
allowing more space for a growing number
of miniature donkeys, miniature ducks,
miniature deer (Muntjak), Patagonian
cavies, Coatimundi, ring-tailed lemurs and
other exotic animals.
Cathie Ake puts the number some-
where around "100 plus or minus."
Pets Make a Difference
in Children's Lives
The couple began adding to their brood
after Cathie Ake brought a baby rabbit to a
Wewahitchka school, where she was serv-
ing as a substitute.
"The kids were just so enamored and
impressed because they'd never seen any-
thing like that," she said.
Ake's own experience with animals

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had been limited by her LifcAA
Army brat childhood,
when frequent moves
prevented her from .
keeping animals for ll
long periods of time.
When she put down
roots in Wewahitchka,
Ake decided that chil-
dren who had only ..
been around dogs and
cats in a rural setting
would benefit from
their exposure to more
exotic animals. '= .
The Akes made fre- "-
quent visits to exotic
animal auctions and
expanded their brood
little by little.,
Word of mouth .
spread quickly about
the Akes' curious pets,
and the couple took ,. '^^
their show on the road,
featuring the animals -
at Gulf and Franklin .
County Schools, Ag W..','. -'
Day, the Catfish and
Tupelo Festivals and
4-H engagements in
Groups of school
children and Day Care
classes took field trips
to Mini-Akers and
viewed the animals in A welcome sign
their home setting. Mini-Akers, which fe
"We do whatever
we're able within our
limits," said Cathie Ake, who estimates
the costs for animal care and. upkeep at
$12,000 a year.
Though the Akes pay the fees out of
their own pockets, they are committed to
keeping Mini-Akers open for. the sake of
area children.
Oathie Ake has even found a way to
incorporate the animals in her profession
as a licensed clinical social worker.
She is the executive director of the non-
profit agency New Beginning Visitation,
Adoption and. Counseling Center, Inc.,

Despina Williams/The Star
i greets visitors to Donnie and Cathie Ake's ranch,
atures nearly 100 exotic and miniature animals.

which has offices in Bay, Gulf and Franklin
'By partnering with Mini-Akers, Ake
uses her animals for behavior therapy, and
testifies to the benefits of children 's inter-
action with animals.
Through her work, she has found ani-
mal therapy particularly beneficial for chil-
dren with speech difficulties and anxiety.
"It helps them open up and start talk-
ing. They can talk through the animals,

(See MINI-AKERS on Page 11 B)

Hard Letting Go of Louise

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
He hated to do it, but Roy Lee Carter
finally let Louise Jones retire after 22
years of service with the Gulf County
Extension Office.
He did, however, make a few final
requests. -
Carter knew the word "no" was-not in
Jones' vocabulary.
-H Her career had been marked by a
willingness to pitch in wherever needed,
whether it meant cooking greens grown
in student gardens or being a nurse to a
busload of 4-H campers. ,
Carter had grown accustomed to her
generosity, and couched his appeal in the
most flattering terms.
Jones was so conservative with the
Horse Club's money. After she retired,
would she continue to serve as treasurer?
And what about those home-grown
Jones thought she'd come to the
Wewahitchka Community Center last
Thursday for a commitment-free send-off,
but her friends and colleagues had other

,"I don't know of nobody that can cook
the collard greens and mustard greens like
she can," said Carter as the Garden Club
ladies attempted to strike a deal.
"We'll sit on your back porch and clean
'em, if you'll cook 'em," negotiated Bunny
."I tried to train them what to do, but
they wouldn't listen," Jones 'said later
as she reflected on her long, satisfying
Jones had been hired in 1984 by
Florida A&M University. In 1997 she
began working for the University of Florida
Extension Service, after serving as a volun-
teer during a period of employee layoffs.
Her former, boss, retired 4-H district
director Damon Miller, described Jones as
a hard worker who made a lasting impact
on the people of Gulf County.
"She has a way of relating to young,
old regardless of race or ethnicity. She's
loved by everybody," Miller said.'
At the extension office, Jones orga-
nized 4-H summer camps at FAMU and
the University of Florida, prepared honey-

Louise Jones (center) joins her family at a table filled with retirement gifts from the Gulf County
community she served so faithfully.
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tinged goodies for
Wewahitchka's Tupelo
Festival, helped low-.
come residents fill out
home loan applications
and motivated Gulf
County seniors to exer-
cise "We put the tape
on and got down with
She traveled to
school gardens and
convinced kids to eat
their vegetables by,
cooking up broccoli
casseroles and other
As for the greens,
Jones said there's no
real secret. She cuts
back on fat and sodi-
um and' uses smoked
turkey for flavor.
Of all the programs
she was involved with at the Extension
Office, Jones said she'd miss the children,
Garden Club ladies and seniors the most.
"I just love doing
this, I really do. But it
comes a time when you
don't have the time you
need with your family,"
she said.
Jones contem-
plated retirement in
2003, but decided to
stay. She gave Carter
her official notice sixth
months ago, but said it
took him four months
to discover she wasn't
After so many
years of loving, faith-
ful service to the Gulf
County community,
an Extension Office
without Jones seemed
At the retirement County Extensic
party, Carter still wasn't plaque for her 22 ye
ready to say goodbye.

A well-wisher gives Jones a hug.

"We thank you for 22 years. We're
going to let you retire, but we'll still be call-
ing you for help," he said.

on agent Roy Lee Carter presents Louise Jones a
ears of service with the Gulf County Extension Office.


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S2. A substance is added'by your gas
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3. Become familiar with the smell.

Should you detect this, odor, it
doesn't positively tell you that there
is a gas leak; but this is sufficient
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rising through puddles of-water in
a uniform manner.
2. A larger leak of gas from under-
ground piping may be able to be
seen by sand blowing around a-
small hole in the ground; it may be
felt just as you may feel air lealk-
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air hose; and if it is a large leak,
a noise can be heard similar to air
3. A flame at or around appliance
piping other than at the burner indi-
cates leakage.

Q. The Fact That A "Rotten-Egg" Odor
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A. No. But this should be checked to
assure that the odor isn't an indication
of'a gas leak. Call your gas company
and report it. Odors similar to that of
natural gas may come from the follow-
1. A sewer system.
2. A water aeration plant which has a
sulphur content.
3. Swamps or bogs.
4. Areas Where the land has been
filled, etc.
Q. If There Is A Gas Leak, Will You
Always Smell An Odor?
A. No. If gas leaks from an above ground
pipe, there should always be an odor.
However, such as a leak from an
underground service line or main, the'
ground acts as a filter and can remove
the odor from the gas.

Q. Why isn't A Gas Odor Smelled When

the Gas Is, Burned On A Gas Range
or Furnace?
A. The material used to odorize the gas
is flammable and is consumed in the
process of burning. If your equipment
is properly adjusted you should not,
detect the odor when you are using
your appliances.
Q. What Can One Do To Reduce The
Possibility Of An Accident?
A. First keep the emergency telephone
number of your gas company handy.
A good place to keep this number
is to write it down in the front of
your telephone- book along 'with other
emergency telephone numbers such
as fire, police, etc.
Other things which should be done to
improve safety as well as conserve
energy are:
1. Teach children that they are not*
to play with any appliances in the
2. Clean the burners and have them
checked for proper adjustment
3. Repairs, installations and removal
of appliances are jobs for qualified
persons. Use only qualified people.
to do this work.
4. If lighting of an appliance is required,
ALWAYS light match and hold at
ignition point of burner before you
turn on the gas.
5. Follow the manufacturer's instruc-
tions for operation and care of gas
6. Never take a chance. If you think
you smell gas, call your gas com-
Q. What' Should be Done When One
Believes He Smells Gas?
A. There are many possible conditions
which could be encountered, thus it
isn't possible to give specific instruc-
tions for every situation: The following
examples provide general instructions
which should assist:
1. If a slight odor is 'detected in a
localized area or room of a build-
ing-do not use a match or other


flame in the area; call the gas comrn-
pany immediately.
2. If a strong, odor is detected in a
building or other confined space-
do not operate electrical switches,
light matches or use an open flame;'
however; do open windows and
doors to ventilate the area (cau-
tion: don't turn on 'exhaust fans)
leave the building and. call the gas
3. If a strong odor is detected in: a
building and/or a hissing sound is
heard-do not operate electrical"
switches, lights or other devices;
do evacuate the building leaving
exit doors open on your'way ,out,
warn persons to stay clear of the
building and call the fire depart-
ment and gas company immedi-'
ately from another location.
4. If the odor of gas is detected out-
side (in the yard, at the sidewalk,
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its own characteristics which differ from
one another, thus the information given
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Emergency Telephone Numbers Are:
For Office Hours 8:30 to 5 P.M.
Gulf County Sheriff's Dept.
Police Department


Port St. Joe, FL

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Not Just a Haircut

Annual Health Fair

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Seven-year-old Kristen
Bird had her first haircut
in three years last Tuesday
at Cooper's Cut and Style
in Port St. Joe.
She exited the beauty
shop with a plastic baggy
containing a long, golden
Bird decided to donate
her hair to Locks of Love,


Look Who's Turning Three

Kamaya Monet Larry will be three, September 28.
She is the daughter of Kayla Jefferson and she is the
granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Jefferson and
Tony and Tracey Larry.



The Gulf County
Veterans Service office will
be closed from October 2
thru October 5. The service
officer will be attending the
annual training/recertifica-
tion course conducted by
the Florida Department of
Veterans Affairs. The Port
St. Joe office will reopen
October 6, 2006 and the
Wewahitchka office will
reopen October' 9, 2006.
Veterans needing assistance
during this period may call
VA regional office at 1-800-
827-1000 or the veterans'
service office in Panama
city at 850-784-4044 or the
Veterans' Service office in
Apalachicola at 850-653-

a non-profit organization
that provides hairpieces to
underprivileged children
suffering from long-term
medical hair loss.
Locks of Love accepts
human hair fastened into
ponytails a minimum of
10 inches long.
Ever the altruist, Bird
threw in eight more inches
for good measure.



The Port St. Joe
Waterfronts Partnership will
hold a General Membership
Meeting on Wednesday,
October 11 at noon at the
Port St. Joe fire station on
Williams Avenue. The agen-
da will include adoption of
by-laws, progress to date
and future projects. All cur-
rent members are urged
to attend. We are always:
searching for new members
with fresh perspectives. If
you're interested in find-
ing out more about these
projects, we encourage you
to attend this informative
meeting. If you can't attend,
but would like more infor-
mation, please give us a call
at 229-7197. Remember: By
working together we will be
"Improving Our Community
Your Way"!

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.

Judge Eligah Smiley, MBA,CPA

Appreciation FREE Fish Fry

Personal Invitation

Please join me at an old fashion

Gulf County Free Fish Fry

At Frank Pate Park
Downtown Port St. Joe

Saturday, October 7, 2006
3:00 to 5:00 p.m. est

Thank You Gulf County for
70% of the votes
for Circuit Judge
and a win in EVERY Precinct


Applicants must hae cormputerexperience and ha' e a team playing attitude.

Responsibilities include: Advertising design and page layout. Experience
in InDesign and Photoshop a plus, but we \ ill train the right person.
Benefits include: medical, dental and vision insurance, 401K. success sharing.
paid holiday paid vacation and sick
leave. The Star is a drug free workplace e
and an equal opportunity employer. ..D
Contact Kathy Smith. Creative Design
Manager. 850-227-1290 or email
resume to ksmithl@starfl.com or fax
resume to S850S 227-7212. Or in
person at thle Star office at 135 \V H\%
98. Port St Joe. Florida.

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The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association pres-
ents its annual free Health
Fair on Friday, October 6.
This popular event, held
at the Port St. Joe Senior &
Community Center at 120
Library Drive, provides
health and wellness infor-
mation and resources for
seniors, family caregivers
and the public-at-large.
The Health Fair is
designed to focus on com-
mon health concerns such
as diabetes, blood pres-
sure, hearing and vision,
Alzheimer's disease, arthri-
tis, etc. Other issues effect-
ing an individual's well
being include housing, legal
issues and financial con-

cerns, end-of-life care, and
in-home care and services.
Along with free health
screenings, the fair will
feature a special semi-
nar: Getting Your Legal
Affairs in Order, pre-
sented by Russell Scholz,
Esquire, of Rish, Gibson,
Scholz & Groom.
There will be personal
screenings for blood pres-
sure, blood sugar, hear-
ing, pulmonary and pulse
oxometry. Seniors and fam-
ily caregivers will be espe-
cially interested in gathering
information on such top-
ics as prevention and treat-
ment of high blood pressure
and osteoporosis, elder
housing options, accessing

Public Service Announcement
The Gulf Coast Workforce Board will hold its monthly executive and general board
meeting on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. CST. The meeting is in video-tele-
conferenced between the Gulf Coast Community College Workforce Center Board Room,
625 Highway 231, Panama City, Florida and the Gulf/Franklin Center-Building A, Room
106, 3800 Garrison Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida.


Military speakers available
Looking for a speak-
er for your next community
function? Tyndall has a base
speaker's bureau to provide
speakers in the community
free of charge. Subjects can
range from general military
to a specific topic. For more
information or to arrange a
speaker, contact 325th Fighter,
Wing public affairs office at
Retiree Appreciation Day
Tyndall hosts Retiree
Appreciation Day on Nov. 4.
Events include base mission
tours, free health screen-
ings, and Base Exchange and
Commissary specials for retir-
ees. To ,sign up for the base
tour, call 283-4204.

P-- Positions open
at Fitness
The Tyndall
Fitness Center is
hiring aerobics instructors and
sporting officials. Applicants
must be military or civilian
employees from Tyndall, or
military dependents. For more
information, call the Fitness
Center at 283-2631.
RAO here may close soon
The Retirees Activities
Office may close soon' unless
more people volunteer to keep
it running. The RAO provides
a source of information for the
retiree community about pay
and entitlements, vehicle reg-
istration, identification cards
and more.
Office hours are 9 a.m.
to noon Tuesday, Wednesday,
and Thursday. Volunteers can
work as many or as few hours

per week as they desire.
For more information or
to volunteer, call 283-2737, or
e-mail rao(aEtyndall,af.mil.
Tyndall Clinic closed
Tyndall Clinic will be
closed Sept. 29. This includes
all pharmacy, radiology and
laboratory services. For
Tricare Prime beneficiaries,
please contact the on-call pri-
mary care manager at 283-
2778 for urgent care needs
during this time. For emergen-
cies, call 911 or report to an
emergency room.
Bonita Bay changes hours
Outdoor recreation will be
closed Tuesday. Starting Oct.
1, Bonita Bay will be closed
every Tuesday and Wednesday
and open every other day 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. These seasonal
hours will remain in effect
until April 30.

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-stablished 19317 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years

services, financial and dis-
ability resources, hospice
care, home healthcare and
much, much more.
Approximately 20 ven-
dors will be on hand pro-
viding refreshments and
door prizes which will be
given away throughout the
day. The general public, of
any age, is invited to attend
this event.
The Health Fair will be
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
(EDT). Admission and
parking is free.
For more information,
call Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association 229-



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.Humane Society -
nl a nice male white
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jack russell terrior; Lance,
a beautiful male with blue
S eyes; Charlie, an 8 months
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Ike & Mike, an 8 months
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Molly a nice white english
bulldog female; Boots, a 14
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'. Please visit Faith's Thrift
Hut, 1007 Tenth Street.
-. _. -Volunteers appreciated.

service you deserve, call
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Broker Associate

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Covenant Hospice, Glazed Expectations Offer Free Junior Mask Workshops For Children

Children in grades K-5
are invited to discover their
creative spirit by participating
in the second annual Junior
Mask Project, a companion
event to Covenant Hospice's
signature fundraiser, The
Mask Parade Exhibit and
Gala. Two workshop oppor-
tunities are being offered: the
first is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, October 21 and the
second one from 10 a.m. to
1 p.m. Saturday, December
,2. Both workshops will be
l'held at Glazed Expectations, a
paint your own pottery studio

SMary E.

Thomas Denton

Mary Evelyn was born
June 13, 1928, in Merigold,
Mississippi. She was the
daughter of the late Jesse
0. Thomas and Linnye Pate
Thomas. She returned to
the Lord on September 16,
2006, in Charlottesville,
Mrs. Denton was pre-
deceased by her loving hus-
band of 56 years, James
Price Denton, and her
first son, James Thomas'
After -finishing high.
school in Merigold,
Mississippi in 1946, she
entered the University of
Mississippi where she met
and married James. After
college they lived in New
York City and New Jersey. In
1954, they bought a home
in Morganville, New Jersey,
a section of the Marlboro
Township where they lived
- until 1980.
Mary. was active in
many aspects of commu-
nity life serving in PTAs,
* as Cub Scout den mother,
Little League scorekeep-
S-er, Officers of American
Legion Auxiliary, on
the' Marlboro Township
Industrial Committee.
She was a Democratic
Marlboro Township's
Democratic Club President,
and was Marlboro
Township's Democratic
Municipal. Leader. She
became New Jersey's
first woman, business
administrator by serving
as Marlboro Township's

located at 1319 Illinois Avenue
in Lynn Haven, on the corner
of Highway 390.
"We greatly appreciate
Glazed Expectation's support
and sponsorship of the The
Junior Mask Project," said
Loel Davenport, communi-
'ty development manager for
Covenant Hospice. "It offers
children an opportunity to
become creative artists and
help a charitable cause by
painting and decorating clay
masks for Covenant Hospice's
Mask Parade."
A select number of the

'Business Administrator for
6 years.
In, 1980, she and
her husband moved to
Charlottesville, Virginia.
She served as Democratic
Committeewoman in
the Walker District of,
Charlottesville for several
years. She is a charter mem-
ber of the Charlottesville
Senior Center, one of. the
Senior Investment Clubs
and the Senior. Golf
She is survived by two
devoted sons, G. Byron
and Joann Denton of
Morganville, New Jersey
and Blake 0. and Paula
Denton, of Port St. Joe,
Florida; and six wonderful
There will be no funeral
service or burial in Virginia.
In lieu of flowers, please
make a donation to the
Hospice of the Piedmont,
2200 Old Ivy Road, Suite 2,
Charlottesville, VA 22903.
Friends may sign the
guest register at teaguefu-

Lesley Lamar


Mr. Lesley Lamar
Harvey, age 41 of
Wewahitchka, Florida,
passed away Thursday,
September 21, 2006 at
the Bay Medical Center
in Panama City, Florida.
Lesley was born on March
5, 1965 in Birmingham,
Alabama and had lived in
Wewahitchka for the past
20 yeats. He was. of the
Protestant faith.

junior masks will be cho-
sen for silent auction at the
Mask Parade Gala on March
3, and proceeds will benefit
the compassionate programs
of Covenant Hospice, helping
care for those with life-limit-
ing illnesses and their families
regardless of their ability to
The workshops are free
with refreshments, clay masks
and art materials provided.
Pre-registration is required,
land space is limited to 25 chil-
dren per workshop. The reg-
istration deadline is October

Survivors include:
Mother: Glenda
Hughes of Wewahitchka,
1 Brother: Michael
Hanvey and his wife, Aimee
of Clarksville, Fla.
1 Sister: Susan
Staley of Wewahitchka, Fla.
3 Nephews and I
. Memorial services were
held Monday, September
25, 2006 from 2:00-4:00
PM at the Wewahitchka
Community Center in
Wewahitchka, Florida with
Reverend Michael .,Dunn
officiating. All arrange-
ments are under the direc-
tion of' Marlon Peavy at
Peavy Funeral Home in
Blountstown, Florida.

William "Bill"


WilliamE.P "Bill" Parker
died at his residence in Port
St. Joe, FJa., on Saturday,
Sept. 16, 2006. Bill was
born April 10, 1930, in
Bainbridge, Ga. He grew up
in Bainbridge, playing both
high school and street foot-
ball and helping his par-
ents, Harmon C. and Mattie
Lou Parker, with the White
Dot Grocery. After graduat-
ing from Bainbridge High
School in 1949; he served

13. A parent or guardian must
accompany the child. To reg-
ister or for more information,
call Cindy Messer at 785-
For more information
about the Fifth Annual Mask
Parade Exhibit and Gala go
online to: www.covenanthos-
Covenant Hospice current-
ly serves over 1,100 patients
daily and is a not-for-profit
organization dedicated to pro-
viding comprehensive, com-
passionate care to patients
and loved ones facing life lim-

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 teach-
er's position at Port St. Joe
High School. He retired
in 1992. Bill enjoyed this
work as he had the practi-
cal knowledge coupled with
the ability to envision pat-
terns 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 F. Parker of
Albany, Ga., predeceased
him as well as his parents.
Kathryn Parker, his wife,
is thankful for the journey
with Bill 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 Balnbridge, 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

P tIas by the Bay

Celebrating over 15 uezars


iting illnesses regardless or
their ability to pay.
WHO: Covenant Hospice
in partnership with Glazed
WHAT: The Second Annual
Junior Mask Project A free
kids craft workshop
WHEN: Begins promptly
at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday,
October 21 and December 2.
WHERE: Glazed
Expectations, located at 1319
Illinois Avenue, which is at the
corner of Highway 390 in Lynn

and Savannah Parker with
Ashtyn Landrum as the
great-granddaughter. Bill's
mother-in-law and father-'
in-law, Harold and Clara
Moore, are proud to have
shared their daughter-with
him. In blended families
there are often caring mem-
bers who are considered
as extended family because
they offer such loving impar-
tial support to so many. A
few of these beloved adults
are Debra Corley, Deborah
Hewitt, Carlynn Kenna and
JoAnn Zebeau.
The funeral services
were held at 11 a.m. EDT,
on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006,
at St. James Episcopal
Church. Interment followed
in Holly Hill Cemetery. In
lieu of flowers, the fam-
ily 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.

Cortez Coy


Cortez Coy Shiver, 84,
,of White City, Fla., passed
away Thursday morning,
Sept. 21, 2006, at his home.

WHY: To encourage artistic
creativity and good citizenship
in children while benefiting
Covenant Hospice, a not-for-
profit organization dedicated
to providing comprehensive,
compassionate care to patients
and loved ones facing life lim-
iting illnesses regardless of
their ability to pay
COST: Free with refresh-
ments, clay masks, paint and
decorations all-provided.
CONTACT: To register by
the October 13 deadline or for
more information, call Cindy
Messer at 785-3040

Born Jan. 8,, 1922, in Pike
County, Ala., he moved to
White City from Pensacola
about 20 years iago. He
served in the U.S. Army
for nine years during World
War II, fought in five major
battles and was, awarded
four bronze stars. After his
service. to his country, Mr.
Shiver worked as a barber
for 10 years in Niceville,.
Fla. In 1960, he built a
shrimp boat and was a
shrimper for 24 years until
he retired at age 62. He
enjoyed the rest of his life
hunting and fishing. He is
survived by his wife of 65
years, Joyce Carter Shiver;
sons and daughters-in-law,
Gary and Cyndi Shiver of
Pensacola, and Paul 'and
Patricia Shiver of White
City; daughters and sons-
in-laws, Brenda and Ronnie
Shanahan of Wewahitchka,
and Rene' and David Paul
of Pensacola; 12 grandchil-
dren; and 21 great-grand-
children. Funeral servic-
es will be held at 2 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006,
at White City First Baptist
Church with Brother Nick
Davis officiating. Visitation
will be one hour prior to
the funeral at the church
and burial will follow at
Holly Hills Cemetery in Port
St. Joe. Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe is in
charge of arrangements.

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The family of Martin
Bowman wishes to thank
you, dear friends, for the
many expressions of kind-
ness shown to us during
Marty's sickness and death.
We appreciate the many
cards, flowers, food, phone
calls, prayers, visits, and
gifts of Gideon Bibles sent
in his memory.
May God bless you for
all your kindness shown
to us.
Elsie Bowman and-



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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, September 28, 2006 5B

hee &uimeA invite ymu to visit te cthe c o f pmw choice tfrio, week

FUNERALHOME w. P. "Rocky" Comforter Charles Costinas o,
507 1Oth Street *Port St. Joe L.F.D. Personal Injury Real Estate WiRllam J, Rish, Thomas S. Gibson,
reet tStPD.GWorkers' Compensation Russell PaulW Groom
(850) 229-8111, (850) 227-1818, (850) 227-1159 (850) 229-8211

Rev. Malcolm "Mac" Fulcher
Jeff Whitty
Minister ofMusic/Youth
Deborah Loylso
Director of Children Ministries

Jesus is Lord and He is waiting
bigban b vieti Saptist C)uat
382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.

Mike Westbro

On Wednesday, September 20, children and youth from First United Methodist
Church used their early release day from school to do yard work at Bay St. Joseph
Nursing Home. The kids pulled weeds at
the front entrance and in the courtyard
and visited with some of the residents. Sunday Dinner
Each early release day will be an opportu-

nmy ior the kids Lto pari clpac in a mission

City Wide Missionary
The City Wide Missionary Society will
sponsor its Annual Fruit Harvest Services
on Thursday, September28, 28, 2006 at 7:00
p.m. at the Church of God in Christ. Each
church, organization, and individual is
asked to make a donation to this commu-
nity ministry. All proceeds will be used to
provide fruit for the sick and shut-ins and
elderly members of this community.
For additional information contact Sis.
Minnie Likely, Sis. Geraldine Lewis, Sis.
Eugenia Thomas, or any member of the
Fruit Harvest Committee.

*The Dirtiest- Dru g

Liquor is still the' dirtiest drug
' around.
-- It has put millions of people in the
. ground..
It has broken up homes, caused mur-
ders by the score, child abuse; accidents,
suicides, and more.'
But society today thinks' this is okay.
Just don't run over my family
And stay out of my way.
Your liver, your-body, and your brain,
'too, '
Will be consumed by this devil's brew.
It's breaking hearts and bringing sighs
And wringing tears from many eyes.
If you're a Christian, did you ever
Just how it makes your witness stink.
The lost are watching every day,
What you do and say.
They say you're no different from
Y'all drink' the same brew.
A booze-befuddled brain
Brings brawls, bumps and bruises.
I've been there and done that folks,
There are no excuses.
What I'm trying to say is, don't let it be
You led someone to hell by the life you
-Billy Johnson

Dinner will be served at New Bethel
A.M.E. Church on Sunday, October 1, from
11:30 AM until 2:00 PM for a donation of
The menu is Fried Chicken, Hamburger
Steak, Rice, Gravy, Collard Greens,
Cornbread, Candied Yams, Dessert and
To place orders, please call 229-6179,
The church's location is 146 Ave. C.

Glad Tidings Homecoming
Glad Tidings Assembly of God will be
celebrating their 64tf annual Homecoming
with a special service on Sunday, October
1, 2006. The service will begin at 10:00
a.m. (central time) with special guests, The
Pippins.. Kyle Pippin was a former youth
pastor at, Glad Tidings. Following the ser-
vice there will be a covered dish dinner.
Pastor Joey Smith invites you to attend
this day of praise unto the Lord and the
fellowship with family and friends. Glad
Tidings is located on East Orange and
Main Streets in Wewahitchka.

SiThe 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.


S You're lmong friends at
'OakGrove Assembly ofGodF
Davld ,fFernandez. Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 Parsonage: 850-229-6271
613 Madison Street Port St. Joe. JC
Schedule of Services
Sunday Wi Wednesday'
Sunday School 9:45am Mid Week.Meal 5:00pm
Morning Worship 10:45am 'Mid'Week Bible Study 6:15pm
'Xlds on the Move 10:45am : MInistri In Action 6:15pm
L ,"Cross Training Vouth 6:15pm
Men's Ministry-Monday -6:30pm
Ladies Ministry- Tuesday- 7:00pm
Dynamic Praise &Worship- Preaching the 'ureWord '

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Come into

The Star

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

Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
Discipleship Training, 6:00 p.m.
ok, Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.

h Catlc Church of Gulf Coiuy

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)

D c"Our Church can be your home"
first Church of the Nazarene,
2420 Long .venue Port St. Jo, .ridu 2456
(850) 229-9596

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

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11 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
SundayWorshipService: 9:00 a.m. CST
SundaySchool: 10:15 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
T. he people of Mexico leach Uniled Methodist Church
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820

Family life (huth
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship .. Port St. Jo
S Apalachicola Panama City
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening < >
Pastors Andrew -
C"athy Rutherford. Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates Family lfe Churnh
Visit our website at: ,
familylifechurch'net yWewahitchka
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, Wewahitchka
(1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet 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

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"


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

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
I. 18571

Constitution andMtionument Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724

Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School: 10:00a.m.
Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 6:00 p.m.
,. ', 7:00 p.m.
All Times are EST



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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

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Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Michael Rogers, Minister to Students
Sunday School ... . . 9:45 am
Worship Service .... ...... 8:30 & 11:00 am
Disciple Training .. ... .......... 6:00 pm
Evening Worship .. . .:.. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Pgrayer Meeting ..." .... 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM . 7:49 am ET

First Baptist Church
Located at 823 N 15th St., Mexico Beach
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 ceMtrall
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Thursday Firehouse Fellowship .... 6:00 p.m.
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Meeting Schedule for Local conducts
Government the first
Gulf County School Board 6 p.m. E'
The School Board meets once a month, on the se
typically the second'Tuesday of the month, Costin Bl
though during the summer that schedule is Posti
subject to change. Meetings are typically con- and spec:
ducted at district offices located on Middle found at
School Drive in Port St. Joe, though dur-
ing the school year the board conducts one Th
monthly meeting at high schools at each end conducts
of the county. on the se
Postings of all School Board regular month at
and special meetings and workshops can be room at
found at the district offices. Postit
City of Port St. Joe and spec
The Port St. Joe City Commission found at

Library Happenings Long Term Care
Friends of the Library n n
Meeting First Monday of Every I lsuranc
Month at 5:30 p.m. Come join Beacon Villa Retirer
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Friends of Library Book
Sale Third Saturday of Every
Month- 10-2 p.m.
Upcoming events:
Dedication and Open
House of the new genealogy
room-Oct. 25, 2006; 2-4 PM
We are now providing
wireless internet access at the
Port St. Joe branch. F a patron
wants to bring a wireless device
into the library and try to con-
nect through our connection,
they are more than welcome
to do so. However, we only
provide the access, we pro-
vide absolutely no support in
attempting the connection. Our
staff is not trained in this and
cannot provide assistance.

Center oU StL. oUU jo Leac Wi De
hosting a seminar to address
Planning for Long Term Care
and the need for LONG TERM
and encourage the public
to attend. Please join us at
Beacon Villa on October 3rd
at 6pm EST. The speaker for
this forum is David Smith,
D.M.D, Financial Services
Representative with Met Life.
There is no charge for the 2-
hour seminar. This will be time
well spent and will help you
assess your financial security
when planning for your elder
years. If you have questions or
need directions, please call us
at 647-4000.

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regular meetings twice a month, on
and third Tuesdays of the month at
T in the Commission meeting room
second floor of City Hall on Cecil G.
vd. near Reid Avenue.
ngs of all City Commission regular
ial meetings and workshops can be
City Hall.
City of Wewahitchka
.e Wewahitchka City Commission
regular meetings twice a month,
second and fourth Mondays of each
6 p.m. CT in the first floor meeting
City Hall.
ngs of all City Commission regular
ial meetings and workshops can be
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By Libby Fairhurst
Kick-off is Sept. 25 for the
First Annual Florida Book
Awards, the most comprehen-
sive competition of its kind
ever launched in the state and
an all-around celebration of the
year's best books by Sunshine
State authors.
Spearheaded by the Florida
State University Program in
American and Florida Studies,
the first-of-its-kind contest is
co-sponsored by more than
a dozen high-profile humani-
ties organizations from around
the state. It seeks submissions
penned by new and established
authors alike in seven catego-
ries ranging from poetry to
popular fiction to young adult
literature. The distinguished
judges are scholars and liter-
ary luminaries from FSU and
other Florida universities and
from co-sponsors such as the
Florida Center for the Book,
State Library and Archives of
Florida and Florida Humanities
John Cole, director of the
Center for the Book at the U.S.
Library of Congress, calls the
Florida Book Awards the most
comprehensive initiative of its
kind in the country.
"With an early review like
that, we hope this project serves

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9 am Family walk in the park with well behave
(run and walk entry fee receives event tee shirt and dog
Applications for early registration available on web site)
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Board of County Commissioners
The Board of County Commissioners
conducts regular meetings twice a month,
at 6 p.m. ET on the second and 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.

as a model nationwide," said
FSU's Wayne Wiegand, a pro-
fessor of library and informa-
tion studies and of American
studies, who serves as director
6f the Florida Book Awards.
"Models matter," Wiegand
said, particularly in the nation's
fourth-largest state. After all,
he resolved to help create the
Florida competition after
visiting the Commonwealth
Club of California, home to that
state's annual book awards pro-
gram for 75 years. In the club's
permanent display of winning
books was John Steinbeck's
"Grapes of Wrath."
"Proof positive of the trea-
sure that such initiatives may
uncover," Wiegand said.-
Coordinating the compe-
tition with Wiegand is John,
Fenstermaker, director of the
Program in American and
Florida studies at FSU --
through which all entries must
pass -- and chair of the Book
Awards executive committee.
He declares the project "an
extraordinary example of coop-
eration between our program
and the principal organizations
in the humanities in Florida."
The First Annual Florida
Book Awards is calling for
entries with an original pub-
lication date between Jan.
1, 2006, and Dec. 31, 2006.
Florida authors, co-authors --
all must be full-time residents
except in the non-fiction cat-
egory literary agents, pub-
lishers or any member of the
public may submit ai uinlim-

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Postings of all regular and special meet-
ings and workshops can be found at City
Hall, located on 14th 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.

ited number of titles into com-
petition. Required forms, fees
($50 per title, capped at $250)
and review copies must arrive
no later than 5 p.m., Jan. 5,
FSU and other co-spon-
sors will showcase the books
throughout the year in various
ways: permanent, autographed
library displays of "Gold Award"
and "Silver Award" recipients,
profiles of the winning authors
and books in the prestigious
Florida Humanities Council
"Forum," and readings, book
fairs,- posters and more. The
competition phase concludes in
early March with the announce-
ment of up to five finalists in
each category: general fiction,
children's literature, young
-adult literature, Florida non-
fiction, poetry, popular fiction
and Spanish language works.,
On March 28, 2007, the
first annual competition will
.culminate in Tallahassee with
a ceremony at the State Library
and Archives to recognize for-,
mally the works judged tops by
jurors (such as acclaimed poet
David Kirby of .FSU) drawn
from several universities and
other co-sponsoring bodies
across Florida.,
In addition to FSU's
Program in American and
Florida Studies, a complete list
of First Annual, Florida Book
Awards co-sponsors includes
the Florida Center for the
Book; the State Library and
Archives of Florida; Florida
Historical Society: Florida-

First-of-its-kind 'Florida Book Awards' Kicks Off With.Call For Entries
Contest unites FSU, sponsors statewide in celebration of year's best books by Florida authors

Humanities Council; Florida,
LibraryAssociation; Governor's
Family Literacy Initiative; -
Florida Literary Arts Coalition;
Florida Association for Media,
in ) Education; Florida Center
for the Literary Arts; Friends..
of the FSU Libraries; Florida,
Chapter of the Mystery Writers
of America; and '"Just Read, -
Florida!" The Florida Division
of Cultural Affairs will spon- .
sor the March 28 awards cer-
Contest guidelines, entry -
forms, and lists of sponsors,.
jury members and key contacts
on the Florida Book Awards,
are available through the FSU'
Program in American & Florida
Studies ebsite, 'http://www.
Down the road, Wiegand -
and Fenstermaker envision win-
ning entries serving as subjects, ,
in academic courses and help-
ing in other ways to call atten-
tion to contemporary Florida.
book culture and to broader
issues in Florida studies.
"Much hinges on spread-,
ing the word about the Awards,
especially in 2006, the first
year," Fenstermaker said. "We'
hope to set a high bar for win-
ners in each category. Frankly,'
we are genuinely optimistic.
We don't expect to ,be disap-
pointed." .o

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Beach Blast Olympic Triathlon & Duathlon,
September 23, Beacon Hill Park, Great sports event
involving swimming, biking and running. More infor-
mation: www.TheBeachBlast.com.
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 the Park, September 30, Centennial Park in
Port St. Joe. Festivities begin at 9a.m.
BowWowBash, September 30, Centennial Park
6-10pmET tickets $30

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Write To: Fax To:
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P.O. Box 308 Email To:
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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
Apalachicola Community Yard Sale, Oct. 7,

Be sure to put Community News as the
subject when mailing.
Announcements are limited to 50 words,
and will run for a maximum of 4 weeks.

America's Second Harvest to Host First Annual Empty Bowl Banquet Catfish

America's Second Harvest has something for everyone. It's will also be a silent auction
Food Bank of the Big Bend will going to be an opportunity for with over 100 items donated
host its First Annual Empty people to learn more about why by area artists and businesses.
Bowl Banquet on September hunger persists, what we can Tables laid with empty bowls
30, 2006 in E. Peck Greene do about it, and have a good handcrafted by Leon County
Park. The event will take place time for a good cause." ASHBB School children will be on dis-
from 4-7pm and the entire cornm- is asking for a suggested dona- play to create a powerful visu-
munity is invited to attend. tion of $15 but any amount will al representation of hunger.
Empty Bowl fundraisers be accepted and appreciated. Those attending the event will
have been held in different cit- The proceeds will benefit the also sample a few local restau-
ies across the US but this is food bank and its fight against rants' fare. A simple meal of
the first one for Tallahassee hunger, soup and bread will be pro-
and America's Second Harvest The banquet will be vided (while it lasts) courtesy
of the Big Bend. Denise emceed by Mark Hinson of the of Andrew's Capital Grill & Bar,
Grieswich, Executive Director Democrat, and features live Chick-Fil-A, Crispers, Mad
for the food bank, is expecting entertainment by MonPie Fever, About Food, and Taste Budz.
the event to be a huge success. Dos Divas, The Acabelles,, La For more information, contact
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putting together an event that by Tori & Andi Cohen. There
Seventh Annual Peanut Boil: A Free Event for Families & Friends

At the Settlement it is the
tradition to boil the new pea-
nut crop in an 80 gallon kettle,
above an open fire, in front
of one of our historic cabins.
The front porch is used by
local musicians that play coun-
try music and traditional folk
tunes. Gather around the open
fire and listen to the picking
of local musicians. The event
\will take place .on, Saturday,
September 30, 2006, starting
at 5:30 PM (CT) until?
Whether you are a musi-

clan, a boiled peanut connois-
seur or just looking for an
event with "folksy flavor" come
on and join us. Soft drinks
and snacks available for sale.
Folding chairs are provided but
you may want to bring your
own lawn chair.
There is NO admission
The Panhandle Pioneer
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of the intersection of Hwy 71
and Hwy 20. Follow Hwy. 20

West out of Blountstown. Look
for signs for Sam Atkins Park.
Turn North at Lindy's Fried
Chicken (Silas Green St.).
Plenty of parking!
The Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement is a nonprofit orga-
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ervation of rural life in the
Florida Panhandle.
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* Guided Field Trips
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Registration fee: $15 per person
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for most other field trips and recep-
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Pre-registration online after June 30th
or by mail is encouraged. Registra-
tion will be possible at the festival, but
space will be limited.

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Bobby Harrison, one of two researchers who re-
cently rediscovered the Ivory-billed Woodpecker.
Field Trips by land and water to St. Vincent Island,
Little St. George Island, St. Joseph Peninsula State
Park, St. Joseph Bay, Apalachicola Bay and many

Talks about Eagles,, Carnivorous Plants, Butterflies,
Migratory Hawks, and on Apalachicola River histo-
ry by Faith Eidse, author of Voices of Apalachicola,
Nature Photography workshop by Bill Boothe and
many more...
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Just a friendly reminder
to register for the 2006 Catfish
Festival in Wewahitchka,
Florida. Please send your
application to Bernice Moore
at PO Box 174 Wewahitchka,
Florida 324.65. The 2006
festival will be held at the
beautiful Lake Alice in down-
town Wewahitchka, Florida on
October 7,2006 from 8:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m. The Wewahitchka
Lions Club is this year's spon-
sor for the festival, and we will
be selling Catfish dinners for
$5.00 a plate. The proceeds
for the dinner will help send
local, disabled children to the
Florida Lions Camp.

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,
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On September 02, 200i
at approximately 5:02 PM
Jesse W. Kenerly, age 82
of Port St. Joe, Florida wa
arrested for retail theft. O0
September 02, 2006 Kenerl
entered a local business and
placed three "Baby Ruth
candy bars and one pac:
of "Kraft Deli Deluxe" chees
into his pants pocket the:
attempted to leave without
making payment for thes
items. Kenerly was arrested
and transported to the Gu
County Jail.
On September 08, 200
at approximately 5:05 PM
Benjamin I. Russ, age 33
of Port St. Joe, Florida wa
arrested for burglary an
criminal mischief. Rus
damaged the victim's vehicle
by cutting the seat and pourin
bleach over the interior. Rus
then entered the victim
residence without permission
and again used bleach t
cause damages to the victim
personal belongings. Rus
was arrested and transport


6 to the Gulf County Jail.
/I On September 21, 2006
1, at approximately 1:40 PM
s Nancy E. Dearing, age 66,
n of Mexico "Beach, Florida
y was arrested for retail theft.
d Dearing entered a local
" business placing hair ties into
k her pants pocket. Dearing
e then placed two packages of
n Planters chocolate covered
t cashews, one container of
e McCormick, Black Peppercorn
d spice and one rib roast into
her purse. Dearing attempted
6 to leave this business without
M making payment. Dearing
was arrested and transported
s to the Gulf County Jail.
sd On September 22, 2006 at
s approximately 8:43 PM Wesley
le E. White, age 36, of Port St.
.g Joe, Florida was arrested for
3s operating a vehicle with a
s suspended license. White was
n stopped for a traffic infraction
:o and arrested for driving with
's a suspended license. White
3s was transported to the Gulf
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The Gulf County Sheriff's
Office will be conducting vehi-
cle safety inspections during
the months of September and
October. The safety inspec-
ition check points will be at
various locations throughout
the county, Highway 71 north
of Westarm Creek Bridge,
Highway 22 near the intersec-
tion of Highway 22A, Highway
71 Honeyville Area, Highway
98 St. Joe Beach, Highway
98 and Garrison Ave, C30
Simmons Bayou.
'On 9/16 deputies received
a BOLO for a silver car travel-
ing on Hwy 98 that had run
several vehicles off the road.
The vehicle was located on
Hwy 98 in the Highland View
area and stopped. After con-
ducting several field sobriety
exercises, the driver Deidra B.
Roy, 49 was, arrested for DUI.
On 9/16 deputies stopped
a vehicle for unlawful, speed
in the Indian Pass area. While
speaking with the driver they
found out that Jose A Escobar,,
37, did not have a drivers
license. He was arrested for
having no valid drivers license

and taken to the Gulf County
On. 9/16 Ronald Allen
Brown, 42, was arrested on
worthless check warrants from
Bay .County. He was taken to
the Gulf County Jail where he
posted bond.
On 9/17 L. Keith Hall, 78,
of Wewahitchka was arrest-
ed for violation of probation.
Mr. Hall was on probation for
internet crimes and as part of
his probation he was not sup-
posed to be on the internet.
Investigators learned that Mr.
Hall was again on the inter-
net making contact with young
females. He was arrested and
taken to the Gulf County Jail.
On 9/19 Mark Allen
Cumbie, 38, was transported
from the Escambia County
Jail where he was arrested on
a warrant for Grand Theft.
On 9/19 Steven Ernest
Branson, 43, of St. Joe Beach
was observed driving a vehicle.
Deputies knew his license was
suspended. He was stopped
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Headliners for the 2006
Jazz-By-the-Bay Festival will
include prominent Florida
ensembles featuring a variety
of jazz styles. The Sixth Annual
Fest set for Fri., Oct. 20 and
Sat., Oct. 21 will feature a big
band, classic, contemporary,
and Latin jazz. Festival site
is the Oaks-By-the-Bay Park
(10t' and Beck Streets) in the
St. Andrews neighborhood of
Panama City.
Opening the program on
Friday at 6:30 PM will be the
nationally acclaimed University
of North Florida Jazz Ensemble
1, the flagship ensemble of
the prestigious University of
North Florida Jazz Studies
Program. UNFJazz Ensemble
1 has enjoyed the reputa-
tion of being one of the fin-
est collegiate jazz ensembles
worldwide. It comes to Jazz
-by-the-Bay after winning first
place in the collegiate competi-
tion at the "Next Generation
Jazz Festival" in Monterey, CA
last April and was invited to
appear at the Monterey Jazz
Festival this Sept. 20.
Completing the Friday
night schedule will be the
contemporary jazz sounds
of the Ira Sullivan Quartet..
Miami-based instrumentalist
Sullivan plays trumpet, flugel-
horn, tenor, alto and soprano
saxes, flute and an occasional
round of drums. A five-time
Grammy nominee, he is a
master of almost the entire
range of brass and reed instru-
ments. He tours extensively on
the international jazz, circuit
and is a clinician, lecturer in
jazz workshops at universi-
ties and high school programs.
The quartet will include noted
pianist Eddie Higgins, bassist
Steve Gilmore, and drummer
Tom Whaley. .
Both groups will deliv-
er repeat performances on
Saturday afternoon.
Kicking off the Saturday
program at 11:00 AM will be,
the acclaimed Fort Rucker (AL).
Jazz Aviators, an 18 member
group which has performed at
jazz festivals such as the Ozark
Jazz Festn.al, the Dothan Jazz
Festival, as well as national

jazz educator festivals.
Also appearing on
-Saturday will be Tampa jazz
vocalist Paulette Dozier. A
native of North Florida, Dozier
has spent most of her profes-
sional career in Venezula and
Italy as a lead singer.
Also on Saturday, piano
virtuoso Eddie Higgins will
lead his. own trio in a set of
classic jazz standards in -his
relaxed and swing style. Earlier
in his career, Higgins became a
fixture in Chicago jazz clubs
such as the famous London
House, where he led the house
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owner and house performer at
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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, September 28, 2006 9B

Samantha Denton
The first weeks of
school have already passed
by with hard work being
accomplished. Finally its
the week everyone has been
waiting for...HOMECOMING!
With everyone showing their
school spirit, this is sure
to be an exciting week for
Throughout this week
students have been really
involved in the school
activities. SGA has named
the homecoming theme for
this year "Shark Tunes". Each
day will hold a different topic
in which students will dress
up as. Monday was super
hero day. Tuesday topic was
color war day. This is when
each grade is assigned a
different color to dress in and
at the end of the day there
is a dodge ball competition
between the classes. Today
was happily ever after day
where the students will dress
up as Disney characters.
Thursday topic will be back
in the day. This is where
students will dress up like old
cartoons. Finally on Friday
the students will show their
shark pride in spirit day. At
the end of the day there is a
homecoming pep-rally where
students an show off their
spirit. Also, today there was
an assembly held at Port
St. Joe High School for the
homecoming court presenting
the eleven candidates.
Tomorrow at the football field
parking lot, there will the city
wide pep-rally at nine o'clock.
Friday at three thirty will be
the homecoming parade held
"oh Reid: Avenie. This will
present the football team and

the homecoming court before
the football game. I talk to
SGA President, Leah Miniat, to
ask her a few questions about
how this week would turn
out. Leah said, "The student
should be more involved this
year because SGA made the
theme more broad. Its has
given everyone a chance to
dress up as something they
like rather than be confined
to one certain topic."
The past week has be
a great one for the Port St.
Joe sharks as they defeated
the county rival, Wewa, 60-0.
This was a big district win for
the Sharks, and are now one
step closer to retaining their
district title. This week the
Sharks will be hosting the
Sneads Pirates seven thirty
PM at Shark Field. Also, the
lady Sharks volleyball will be
hosting the Wewa Gators in
the dome at five PM.
The Key Club will
continue their service projects
by participating in Paws
in the Park on September
30th. Also, October 6-10
SGA will be sending some of
their members to represent
our school at the southern
competition in Knoxville,
This week is sure to be
one of the most memorable
weeks of the year for all
students at Port St. Joe
High. School. From all the
dressing up, to the winner
of homecoming, students will
definitely be involved and
show their school spirit. "Do
the right thing. It will gratify
some people and astonish the
rest.". Mark Twain..


F a i t h
Christian K 3 -, t
class recently
had a visit
from "Mother '-
-'Goose. She 3
Srad "The Three
Little Kittens"
a to them, after -
Swhich they
acted out the .
.story and ate
chocolate cream
pie!! "Nursery
Rhymes" was
the theme for A
that week.
Each Friday,
the K 3 class does an
activity or makes a special
.'treat for the letter they have
been taught that week. One
Friday, 'Mrs. Mandi Jones,
AKA Raynes' mom, brought
in cookies shaped and baked
for the "Letter C". The
children enjoyed decorating
cows, a cross, crabs, crowns,
and cowboy hats. They were
Last week, for dinosaur.
week, they 1had a HUGE
dinosaur to decorate AFTER
-hearing the story of "The
Dinosaur Came Back." The
theme for this week is "The
Circus." See our article next
week to read' about the "Big
Top Circus" coming to K 3!
Yesterday, the 27th,
was our annual "See You at
the Poles" rally. Students
gathered around the flag pole
to give allegiance to our God
and our country. Students
and faculty participate in
reciting Scripture and praying
for our country, our state,
our city, and our schools. We
do pray for God's guidance,
blessing, and protection in
all that we do, and that we

will have an ear to hear and a
heart to obey.
FCS will be participating
in funding factory's ink
cartridge/cell phone recycling
program. Please help support
this program by donating
your used cartridges and old
cell phones to the school.
Looking ahead, there will
be a Christmas float meeting
on Monday, October 2nd at
5:30 P.M., to discuss ideas for.
the theme of the float. Also,
immediately following the
Christmas float meeting, the
playground project committee
will meet to discuss ideas for
this year. If you are on either
of these committees, or are
interested in these projects,
please try to, attend. The
interest and hard work of
our parents is very much
appreciated. Thank you,
Sandi, and all our parents
who are working to make a
difference in our school and
in our children's lives.
We praise our Lord
Jesus for our Miss Sherry's
successful operation. Pray
with us for her continued

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High School

This week in the Swamp
Homecoming is the
big thing that everyone is
getting ready for! This year's
homecoming will be held
on the week of Oct 9 '-13th.
School will be dismissed early
on Friday so that everyone
can get ready for the parade
which will begin at 2:00. The
parade will be followed by a
pep rally at Lake Alice Park.
The coronation will be held at
the Gator Field at 6:30 before
the game begins. Please come
support our Gators and help
celebrate our homecoming.
Senior Representatives for
homecoming this year are:
Clarence Gray, Ryan
Ranie, R.J. Jones, Robbie
Morris, Kyle Luckie, Sean
Bierman, J.J. Roberts, Rian
Hall, Sara Whittington,
Megan Peak, Santana Gaskin,
Hannah Price, Latonya Fisher,
Jessica Stoppelbein, Randi
Chancey, Misty Robbins.
11lth Grade: Meleah
Lister, Tyler Bush
10th Grade: Kally Lyod,
Warren McDonald
9th Grade: Robin Turner
and Chad Gates



School News

Mark Your Calendar:
This Friday, September
29th is a half-day with lunch
in honor of Homecoming!
. Students will be released at
11:50 a.m. There will be no
school on October 6th. This
is -a teacher work day.
Any 7th or 8th grade
boy who would like to play
basketball for PSJMS may
sign up in the front office.
You must have a physical and
parent permission BEFORE
practice begins!
Congratulations to Chase
Watford and Erica Balogh,
Port St. Joe Middle School's
King and Queen!
Port Saint Joe Middle
School's Positive Behavior
reward to students with no
discipline referrals for the
month of September will be
attending the Purple and
White Football game held
on October 3rd at 1:00p.m.
Students keep up the good
work and avoid behavior that
will-get you a referral!.
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FSU Panama City Seeks
Outstanding Alumni
FSU Panama City is
seeking nominations for FSU
PC alumni to be honored as
this year's Notable 'Noles..
Criteria used to select
the Notable 'Noles may
include, but is not limited
to, demonstration of
excellence and dedication
while attending FSU PC,
contributions and involvement
in his or her community,
and/or professional and
career accomplishment after
Three alumni will be
selected by a panel comprised
of FSU PC staff, faculty and
alumni and will be recognized
at the annual alumni
homecoming reception on
November 13 and at the
homecoming celebration on
November 17.
Nomination forms may
be completed online at www.
pc.fsu.edu or by stopping by
the FSU PC information desk.
The deadline for nominations
is September 29. For more
information, contact the
Office of Alumni Affairs at

Port St Joe High
School Homecoming
The 2006 Port St Joe
High School Homecoming
Parade will take place Friday,
September 29, 2006. 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 wishes
to participate in the parade
please contact Wayne Taylor
at wtaylor(&,gulf.k12.fl.us or
I can be reached by phone in
the NJROTC Unit, 229-6177.
Sorry, no political campaign
entries in the homecoming
Dear Parents and
Guardians of Port St. Joe
Middle School Students:
You are invited to attend
a PTO meeting Thursday,
September 28th beginning at
5:30 PM in the PSJ Middle
School Conference room. The
purpose of this meeting is to
plan this year's events, and
elect officers.
Carla May

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Educator Education
Preparation Institute
Community Forum
Gulf Coast Community
College will host a community
forum for the Educator
Preparation Institute (EPI),
program. The community
forum is scheduled for
September 26, 2006 from
5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and will
be held in the Professional
Development Center, room
107, at GCCC. The EPI
program is designed to allow
former or recent college
graduates, with four-year
degrees, to begin a career in
The EPI is a "hybrid"
delivery program, consisting
of nine classes taken through
a mixture of online and face-
to-face traditional classroom
According to the Florida
Department of Education,
the state is projected to hire
25,000 to 35,000 teachers
per year over the next three
to five years. The number
of graduates .exiting the
college of education programs
across the state of Florida
is approximately 6,000
per year. In an attempt to
address this emerging gap,
GCCC. is offering "transition-
to teaching" programs.
For additional
information, visit the Web site
at http://teach.gulfcoast.
edu, or call Patricia Schenck
at'769-1551, ext. 3393.

The Junior
Service League &
St. Joe Company

issues "Jam
For the second year in
a row, the St. Joe Company
Along with the Junior Service
/ League, provided over 75
/ students in Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka back packs filled
with school supplies. This
project began last year when
Hurricane Katrina evacuees liv-
ing in our area needed school
supplies to start school. This
project was such a success,
it continued this year. The
Junior Service League would
like to thank the schools for
their help with lists of chil-
Photo courtesy of Abby Taunton. dren who needed backpacks
Mekena Taunton was recently recognized by the local chapter for school and to the St. Joe
of the American Cancer Society for her courageous fight against Company for funding this very
cancer. fnin ti vr
cancer. special project.

Girl Scouts to Visit Pioneer Settlement

The Girl Scout Council
of the Apalachee Bend 'and
Northwest Florida Girl Scout
Council will bridge the
generations on Saturday, Sept.
23 from 10:00 AM--3:00 PM
CT, at the Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement, Sam Adkins
Park, off Highway 20 (Silas
Green Road), 1.2 miles west of
Blountstown, Fla. 32424.
More than 500 girls, ages
5-17,.. from the 19 counties
in the Florida Panhandle
will participate in the event.
Pioneer Settlement Staff will be

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No one likes thinking about
taxes, but when you do, you
probably don't think about
real estate agents. But they're
thinking about taxes and their
effect on buyers and sellers.
Most agents can't offer tax ad-
vice, but they are very attentive
to local and national develop-
ments that could positively or
adversely influence real estate
You may not be buying or sell-
ing right now, but you should
be aware of the implications
of new tax legislation that
could possibly be enacted dur-
ing George W. Bush's second
President Bush wants to make
his tax cuts permanent ,and
he is pushing for tax simpli-
fication. That usually means

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of those scenarios will play
ouit, but we should keep our
eye on popular tax deductions
like mortgage interest. Bush
clearly supports keeping that
deduction, but. anything can
happen when the tax code is
Although it's unlikely, the pas-
sage of'a national sales tax
could translate into taxation of
rent payments or on the sale
of real estate. This is why it's
important for you and for me
to educate ourselves and let
our local, state, and national
representatives know where
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sharing their talents, culture,
and skills passed down-from
generation to generation. Girls
will enjoy hands on activities
and see reenactments of life
'in the past while earning their
generational badge.
Founded in July, 1989,
the Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement brings together the
material history of life between
1840 and the beginning of
World War II. By acquiring,
documenting, researching, and
restoring buildings and other
tools used in work and daily
life, the settlement simulates
an agricultural, community
that. serves the public as a
rural living history museum.
The exhibits and educational
programs for adults and
children offer a hands-on link
to the past.
"This is an excellent
opportunity for the girls to learn
about the rich history of North
Florida. By understanding the

community around us, the
girls' will gain valuable skills
that will help them discover,
connect, and take action.
Girl Scouting builds girls
of courage, confidence, and
character, to make the world
a better place," stated-Raslean
M. Allen, CEO of the Apalachee
Bend Council. "We are please
to take part in this tiniciue
living history experience," she
further stated. -
The Girl Scout Council
of the Apalachee Bend, Iic.
a United Way agency, serves
3,004 girls and 1,302 adults'
in Bay, Calhoun, Franklin,
Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes,
Jackson, Jefferson, Layfayette,
Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor,
Wakulla, and Washingt'n
counties. To volunteer ..or-to
join. Girl Scouts, call 1-800-
876-9704 or, visit our Vebsite-
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Mini Akers

using the animals as their
Ake has also found that
animals can relieve symp-
toms of depression and
"If somebody has anxi-
ety and starts petting an
animal, the anxiety just dis-
sipates. It might go from
100 to 25," noted Ake,
adding, "It's wonderful for
students with depression
because it helps them focus
on something outside of
"Something to Do"
Donnie Ake has a way
with animals.
A pack of larger dogs,
including an orange-coated
Chow and an Australian

Shepherd follow him from
pen to pen as he greets his
exotic playmates.
"He's stone deaf and he
tries to rule around here,"
said Ake with a nod to
the Australian Shepherd as
he rounded the ring-tailed
lemur pen.
The lemurs, with their
long, black-and-white
striped tails, captivated Port
St. Joe Elementary School
children at last year's Ag
Ake frequently wears
them on his shoulder
or perched around his
neck, along with his pair
of Coatimundi, South
American raccoons.
Ake has bottle-fed many

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of the animals, with whom
he has an easy rapport.
Along with his wife, he
is always on the lookout for
new animals to introduce
to the Mini-Akers ranch. A
zebra tops his wish list.
Though the daily work
of feeding the animals and
cleaning the pens is time-
consuming, Ake said he
wouldn't trade it for any-
"It keeps us busy, gives
us something to do," he
said as his thoughts turned
once again toward kids.
"Our children are grown
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Expanding Ag in the Classroom

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Roy Lee Carter turned
back from the table in front of
an attentive group of students
while holding a large spud.
"Do you know what this
is?" Carter asked the assem-
bled first-graders at Port St.
Joe Elementary School. "Do
you know what we use this
The answer came quickly
to one young boy in the front
row who raised his hand and
gleefully shouted out, "Potato
Carter chuckled arid
acknowledged the correct
answer, but the real reason as
to why the county's extension
agent was standing under the
shade of a large tree behind
the school's butterfly garden
was a bit more complex than a
tasty snack food.
Arrayed across the table
behind Carter were peanuts,
onions, cotton, corn, squash,
potatoes, peppers and toma-

toes, as well as many of the
common products for which
they provide the source ingre-
dients, from ketchup to pea-
nut butter.
In 30-minute stretches,
each class from the elemen-
tary school traipsed into the
butterfly garden to receive a
lesson in agriculture from the
county's answer man for all
things botanical.
Carter called it "Ag
Adventure Day" and in the
last two years it has become
an annual event in the schools
in Wewahitchka and Port St.
Joe, part of a statewide effort
to enhance awareness of those
who toil in the soil and the
products those folks place
on many a dining room and
kitchen table.
"We are introducing them
to various crops and how they-
are grown," Carter said. "But
it's really about farmers and
how important they are to us.
"Farmers are becoming an
endangered species. Maybe by

doing this it will make some of
the students want to become
farmers. If this endangered
species keeps dying off, we are
going to be in trouble."
A statement that become
abundantly clear to the stu-
dents who flocked beneath the
shade of the oak tree to hear
and see Carter's very hands-
on exhibits. A 30-minute
break from the hum-drum of
the classroom became a les-
son in home economics and
Students learned about
the products they consume
each week and saw the plant,
tuber, or root which produced
edibles such as onions not a
huge favorite and tomatoes
- a crowd-pleaser when found
in a bottle of ketchup.
Carter also had the chance
to disabuse a few notions.
"This," Carter said, hold-
ing up a cotton plant, "is not
where we get cotton candy"
which seemed to deflate a few

A bundle of budding onions was one of the hands-on though not edible presentations provided
for Port St. Joe Elementary School students during "Ag Adventures Day" last week.

Students also learned
about the wide variety of
foodstuffs which are pro-
duced locally, from the pepper
sauce which engendered a few
upturned noses to the squash
which most of the kids associ-
ated as small pumpkins, far
too small to carve.
"This also introduces
them to some good foods
beyond hamburgers, hot dogs
and pizza," said John Rich,
who assisted Carter with the
Ag Adventure Day, just as his
green thumb has helped the
elementary school's garden
They also learned of some
lesser-known attributes of
some crops. For example, that
cotton seed can be used as a
food for cattle because of high
protein content and that corn
that may not be suitable for
the dinner table is perfectly
fine for keeping cattle fat.
They learned about the
ingredients soil, water, sun
and seeds needed by farmers
and the proper way to grow
crops to ensure a bounty.
As Carter noted to the
/children, the garden behind
the school is an Ag Adventure
of any student walking in its
"Since we have a garden,
we grow everything we have to
show them," Carter said. "And
that's why we are doing this
now, because we are about to
take most of this up and plant
our fall garden."
The Ag Adventure Day is
part of a statewide program
sponsored by .the Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services. The pro-
gram provides small grants to
counties around the state to
promote and enhance aware-
ness of agriculture.
For example, Gulf County
received, a small grant to
expand' the two-year-old Ag
Adventure Day program.
Carter had 30, minutes
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St. Joe Elementary School
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lar program at Wewahitchka
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podium, will soon become members of the elementary school's
bustling butterfly garden.


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By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Wayne Rowlett and local realtor Natalie
Shoaf are standing in the kitchen of a luxu-
rious town home in Mexico Beach.
They are chatting away about the ame-
nities that nature provides around the
three-story home listed at over $900,000.
Shoaf talks about the shopping oppor-
tunities, the canal which meanders out
back allowing quick and easy boat access
to the Gulf of Mexico and the restaurants
that dot the town up and down U.S. 98.

Rowlett, as he typically does in such
conversations, touts the fishing bounty in
local waters, the sunsets and the board-
Then, after 15 minutes or so, Shoaf
finally turns her attention to the town
home, describing in detail the bells and
whistles which make it, as she describes
it, "the most upscale listing she's seen in
the area."
As they talk, Rowlett and Shoaf are
bathed in the hot glow of klleg lights set up
on either side of the kitchen counter which

serves as their "podium" for the opening
In front of them, Bill Soules mans a
video camera and checks the sound in his
ear plugs to ensure that both speakers are
coming through clearly and in stereo.
- Rowlett is taping the latest episode
in his newest venture, "The Real Estate
Lifestyles Show," created to expand the
reach of the Forgotten Coast real estate
market behind the geographical pyramid
of Atlanta and Birmingham.
The show, Rowlett notes, is local in

Tim CroftThe Star
Wayne Rowlett has been filming a 30-minute show for a national audience since July. Much of each episode is spent with local realtors, such as Natalie
Shoaf, profiling properties from Destin to St. George Island.

origin and national in reach.
Now in its third month, the 30-min-
ute show can be seen at 1 p.m. ET
each Saturday on WJHG-Channel 7 out of
Panama. The show also broadcasts twice a
week on the "Men's Channel" found in the
Dish Network.
"The 'Men's Channel' goes into 27 mi
lion homes," Rowlett said. "As a result 6f
the show we get calls from beyond the
region, from New York, Oregon, Maryland,
Ohio and many other areas.
"We've had decent feedback from this
thing and that is during summer time. Ii
the fall and winter there are going to be
more people in front of their television
The show aims to showcase high-end
homes and properties from Destin to St.
George Island.
On a recent Saturday afternoon epi-
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extended conversations about what can
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front yard.
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of the area before the camera ever roams
about the home.
"I enjoy working with Natalie because
she is so spontaneous," Rowlett said.
"Some people get in front of the camera
and freeze." ,
Although conceived while, the real
estate market was white hot, Rowlett said
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Maybe you've heard that
painting your front door red
makes your house more invit-
ing, or that yellow is a surefire
path to cheerfulness.
But you can't paint every-
one with the same brush. Color,
after all, is personal like a
choice in mate and clothing. A
color that cheers some people
or makes them feel welcomed
might send others running for
their pink Pepto-Bismol.
"It's relative to our experi-
ences," said Megan Eatherton,
associate color designer with
The Color People, a Denver-
based architectural-color con-
sulting firm. "That's why we
ask people what colors illicit a

negative response and what col-
ors illicit a positive response.
Yellow may not be happy for
some people."
Since 1979, The Color
People has been in the busi-
ness of helping homeowners
and business owners nation-
wide choose the best color
schemes for their properties.
A residential consultation -
which includes Eatherton's rec-
ommendations, an audio CD
and pictures of the building
with paint-by-number guides
- costs $550.
That may sound like a lot
of money just to pick out house
colors, but painter Rawn Stull
said it's worth the investment.
A majority of the people who
are dissatisfied with new paint
jobs aren't angry about the ser-
vice; they're upset about their
own color selection, said Stull,
whose company, PWP Builders,
is painting three buildings at
Colorado College with colors
chosen by The Color People.
And with an average paint
job costing thousands of dol-
lars $13,000 to $15,000
for one college building alone
- hiring a consultant ensures
that you get what you want for
your money.
A consultant can also help
people who can't make up their

minds about house colors.
James Martin, president of
The Color People, knows that
choosing color can be daunt-
ing, especially considering how
color works.
"Color changes in rela-
tionship to what's next to it,
in relationship to the light, in
relationship to the quality, in
relationship to the finish," he
said. "It changes in relation-
ship to everything."
To start the consultation,
Eatherton collects photos of the
building or visits it, if possible.
She looks at several aspects to
determine color choices the
surrounding houses, the abun-
dance or lack of detail the hom-
eowner wants, and the "givens"
- those unchangeable or hard-
to-change items, such as roof

color, brick and stone.
That's what dictated the
color schemes designed for
the college building, once a
bland, blue-gray building that
has turned into a three-toned
"The basis for these colors
was the roof color," Eatherton
said. "I wanted to do something
that changed the look and feel
of the house without being so
dramatic it was shocking."
Eatherton reworked the
color for the building in a three-
tiered palette from the gray
family. The color starts out
with the darkest shade at the
bottom and the lightest at the
top. For a "punch," Eatherton
chose a burgundy tone for the
Architectural detailing

Photos by KEVIN KRECK/Freedom News Service
BEFORE: This photo of a building owned by Colorado College
was taken before the college hired Denver-based The Coloir People
to select colors for a new paint job.
AFTER: This photo shows the building after being painted in a
tri-tone palette of grays. To select colors, the consulting firm con-
siders several factors including roof color and the look of nearby

isn't the only factor to consider
when choosing colors. There
are ,,those personal preferences,
of course, and trends. At one
time, Martin said, "natural"
colors vwee popular, but these
days, people getting bolder.,
"I think the real story is
that color is huge now," he
Natural or bold, there's
appeal in a well-designed
colored scheme, said Chuck
Murphy. president of Murphy
Constructors, who has used
The Color People's services for
20 years.
"Color is what really
speaks to you," he said.
The idea applies to all
kinds of buildings including
offices, homes and strip malls.
"When someone pulls up
before the building, there has
to be a 'wow," he said. 'And

color does it. It has to be sub-
tie, but at the same time it has
to be powerful."
Just don't paint without
thought or a plan.
"You can't turn a house
into something it's not," said
Eatherton. "You can't try and

force color to on a house just
for the sake 6f using color. You
really need to look at what on
the house works, what doesn't,
and what's going to make it
look the best, and what can we
do that's cost-effective but still
has a really big visual punch."

Choosing an exterior color doesn't have to be nerve-racking.
Here are some ways to make the process easier:
Consider the things you can't change. That means the brick or
stonework, and sometimes the roof color. The color choices need to
work with the "givens."
Look at surrounding houses. Sherwin-Williams says ignoring sur-
rounding houses is a major no-no in painting an exterior. You colors
should blend or stand out "in a subtle, unobtrusive manner."
Try out the color choice. Don't just look at a paint chip inside a
store and decide that's the way to go. Paint.test areas and look at
them during different times of the day. If you don't feel comfortable
putting samples on the house, get a large piece of cardboard or ply-
wood and paint it your chosen color, then set it against the house.
Walk across the street, take a look and see if it's really what you want.
"Sampling is the most important part of the process," color expert
Megan Eatherton said.
Pay attention to landscape. The colors of your plants, or potential
plants, should also be factored into choosing a paint color.
Consider the house's geographical position. Too much sun could
wash out bright colors, making them look lighter than they are.
Pay attention to architectural details. Sherwin-Williams suggests
using an accent color on those areas.
Spend time researching colors. Pick up sample chips ones
with color-scheme suggestions are good and home-design books
a couple months before painting. "It's important to get an idea of what
you like, but don't copy it," Eatherton said. "It's more of the feeling
that you like than the exact color."
Think beyond a one-color approach. Sherwin-Williams suggests
painting your home different shades of a similar colors to make a
more attractive design.
Some universal truths: Lighter colors tend to make a house look
larger; darker colors make it look smaller. Light colors also make win-
dows look larger and an entryway more inviting.
SOURCES: James Martin, Megan Eatherton, Sherwin-Williams,
HGTV and the National Paint & Coatings Association

To paint addicts, the words "Donald Kaufman Color Collection"
have achieved almost mythical status in the three decades since the
company made its debut. The words conjure images of color formulas
that blend as many as 13 pigments to create subtle shades in a line
that offers 66 hues at $43 to $85 a gallon, in latex or oil paints.
Donald Kaufman started the business with his partner, Taffy
Dahl, in 1974 when he was teaching painting in Berkeley, Calif., and
painting houses on the side. "We have a unique way to mix colors.
We use a lot more different colorants, and we don't use blacks and
umbers, which are opaque. Our colors are transparent and have a
different quality."
DonaldKaufmanColor.com lists a handful of authorized distribu-
tors, but most are on the East Coast. Kaufman said the easiest way to
buy his paints in areas of the country not served by a local distributor
is to call his store in Englewood, N.J., at 1-201-568-2226 and order
jars of pigment.
"Your local paint store can use the pigment to mix gallons," he
said. "We use Pratt & Lambert base ourselves, and it's an excellent,
durable product."

Still confused by color? Check out this sampling.of Web sites
for help,
The Color People: www.colorpeople.com. Explore Megan
Eatherton and James Martin's color designs for residential and com-
mercial properties.
Benjamin Moore Paints: www.benjaminmoore.com. A "Color
Basics" section offers an interactive color wheel explaining color
basics, relationships and psychology.
Behr: www.behr.com. Get "color smart" with a step-by-step pro-
cess that gives homeowners a chance to explore color families and
choices before taking the plunge. Behr lets visitors hine-lune colors to
exact specifications. The site also gives recommendations to create
a comfortable palette.
Sherwin-Williams: ww,.sherwin-williams. com. Explore color
with site's Color Visua izer An inleractive module paints a sample
house your chosen colors to get an idea of what it might look like.
Bob Vila: www.bobvila.com. Look for definitions of common color
terms, tips about color schemes and painting suggestions.
National Paint & Coatings Association: www.paint.org. Get quick
tips for painting interiors and exteriors. An online how-to brochure
offers suggestions for the question, "What color should I'paint my
HGTV: www.hgtv.com. Find guidelines for do-it-yourselfers; click
on the "Remodeling" section.



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Fall Vegetable Gardening

By Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director

You might not realize it by
looking at the thermometer,
but fall is not too far away. It's
time to start thinking about
planting your backyard vege-
table garden. The information
we'll offer in this article should
sound familiar to experienced
gardeners. But, a brief review
shouldn't hurt anyone. I hope
it will help those trying veg-
etable gardening for the first
Just about all vegetable
crops can be grown in Florida, if

you plant them in the right sea-
son. It's even fun to try things
like Asparagus, Rhubarb, and
Globe Artichokes. Although
they really aren't well-adapt-
ed to our growing conditions.
The most important thing is to
grow vegetables you and your
family like to eat.
The first consideration in
planning your garden is where
to put it. You want it fairly
close to your house, so it's
handy to work in. You want it
near an outside water faucet,
so that irrigation isn't a prob-
lem. But, the thing you really
want to be sure about is prop-

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garden so it gets full sunlight
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corn, cucumbers, and melons,
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"At this time, only the export
markets require age and source
verification," said Jim Austin,
president and general manager
of Producers Cattle Auction.
"But once consumers find out
what Japan is requiring, it is
likely that the domestic beef
trade will also demand more
verification. Producers who are
proactive and get involved in the
verification process early should
be positioning themselves well
for the future.
Since April, Okeechobee
Livestock Market has sold
25,000 head of cattle through
online auctions, and 80 percent
of those were age and source
verified. The premiums paid for
age- and source-verified calves
are determined by supply and
"If age and source verifica-
tion becomes required by the
government, then it will be the
norm and there won't be extra
money to be made," Cleih6ns
explained. "Of course, that
hasn't happened yet. Right now,
buyers are willing to pay a pre-
mium, for these cattle because

there are so few of them avail-
Producers Cattle Auction
makes verification easy and
inexpensive with a simple, low-
tech ear tag that costs about a
dollar. The tag lists the birth
date of the oldest calf in the sale
lot, the premises identification
number assigned to the ranch
where the calves were born, and
a contact phone number. The
rancher creates a paper trail by
documenting when he turned
his bulls out and when the first
and last calves in the group were
born. He records the total num-
ber of calves born in the herd,
the number of brood cows in the
herd, and the number of acres
he ran the cattle on.
"We have educated our-
selves about exactly what is
required by Japan and other
export markets," Austin said.
"There is a lot of misinforma-
tion out there. Ranchers don't
need to use expensive electronic
ID tags, and they don't need to
pay to have their data stored
in a commercial database. The
requirements are really pretty
simple, and ranchers don't have
to spend a lot to meet them."
The premises identifica-
tion number is assigned by the
U.S. Department of Agriculture
under the National Animal
Identification System.
Rancher, Woody Larson
of Dixie Ranch in Okeechobee
has been selling cattle through
Producers Cattle Auction since
1993. He said he's pleased with
the relative ease of theverifica-

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believe how much trouble I
can get into over a stupid
It's bad enough that I have
to wash the Hummer every
day. Have you ever seen a
dirty Hummer? It's not a
pretty sight. Every day I have
to get out there and wash the
long yellow streaks off where
those stupid butterflies splat
against the windshield, leaving
guts and wing glitter sticking
to it. My water bill is going
through the roof.
Then there's my wife.
She's about as stupid as the
butterflies are. Can you believe
she spends good money to
buy plants to actually encour-
age these stupid insects? She
claims she has to because
.the development around here
is taking away their habitat,
whatever the heck that is. And

she buys the darndest things.
One of them is a vine called
passion flower. I got excited
about that when she brought
it home... I actually thought
it had something. to do with
me and her. Boy was I wrong.
She bought it because the gulf
fritillary butterfly eats it. So
this vine takes over the back
fence and is climbing over the
shed. I went out to cut it
down this summer, and she
yelled at me. Why? They
were covered up with caterpil-
lars, scary looking things with
long silver and orange stripes
running the length of their
bodies, and black spiny-look-
ing hairs sticking out all over.
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of that vine, but they sure
didn't look like any butterfly
I've ever seen. She called me
out later to watch one molt.
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around and actually ate its old
skin. I'm not kidding!
My wife bought another
kind of plant she claims are
for monarch butterflies. She
doesn't even know what the
heck the plant is... half the
time she calls it milkweed,
and half the time she calls it
a butterfly plant. It gets nice
orange flowers, and didn't look
too bad. Not, that is, until it
got invaded by some big fat
caterpillars with thick black
and yellow bands around
their bodies. Those rascals
ate every single le af off those
plants, and she got all happy
excited about that, too. This
is the same woman, mind you,
that freaks out if her roses get
a black spot on them. Anyway,
she told me that the monarch
caterpillar won't eat anything
but that one kind of plant,
and if she didn't put them
in the garden, we wouldn't
have any monarch butterflies,
because that plant isn' t native
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plants had leaves on them
again before I had a chance to
cut them all down, so I 've left
them alone, for now.
So here's my Hummer,
covered up with butterfly
juice, and here's my wife, glar-
ing at me like it's my fault
the stupid things don't fly fast
enough to get out of my way.
Hey, it's not like I run 'em
down on purpose. And I'm
not the only one. I've seen,
literally, hundreds of them at
a time laying along the road
over the bridges. I don't know
why they like bridges so well.
Neither does my wife. They
do, though, whole clouds of
them at a time during this part
of the year, fluttering around
in pairs, doing their little but-
terfly dances. She claims I'm
killing the gulf fritillaries. All
I know is they are orange, and
have silver spots on one side
of their wings. Sometimes
I see a yellow one that she
calls a yellow sulphur butter-
fly. How do they come up with
these names? And if she's so
worried about them, why does
she encourage all this by feed-
ing the stupid things?
To make matters worse,
she says those monarchs she
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about haven't even shown up
yet. She claims that one gen-
eration will fly from as far
north as Canada, and that
they go hang out in central
Mexico for the winter. In the
spring they start flying north
again, but those same butter-
flies don't make it back home.
In fact, the next several gener-
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a time, laying their eggs, eating
up milkweed, and then flying
on, until. they end up in the
same place where their great
great grandparents started
out the year before. My wife
claims it's a great scientific
mystery. I don't know about
all that, but if they go hang out
in Mexico for the winter every
year, maybe they aren't all that
Now get this. My wife just
came in, out of her mind with
excitement, and told me she'd
just heard that this is going to
be the biggest monarch migra-
tion year since 2001. Whoop-
de-do. She said that since we
live on the forgotten coast we
would get to see more of them
than people in other parts
of the country, because they
tend to bottleneck' along the
shoreline, waiting for a change
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know the difference. The gulf
fritillaries and the monarchs
are both orange butterflies,
only the monarchs are bigger,
and don't have the silver spots
on their wings. They can't
hang out too long, either, she
said, because they are cold-
blooded and can't fly if the
temperature drops too much.
She said they'd start getting
here around the first week of
October, and would be out of
here by the first of November.
Hallelujah. Man, I can just
hear her when I come home
with those monarchs smeared
all over the windshield, and
hanging out of the front grille
of the Hummer.
She says if I'd just slow
down I wouldn't hit all those
butterflies. Hey, I can slow
down to fifty five, but come
on. Thirty five? That's insane.
Nobody drives that slow, except
all those idiot butterfly- lovers.
I have to pass them every day
now,. on the bridges, holding,
up traffic and making me late
to the office.
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near and with it comes cooler
temperatures that
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our steps. It is a good month
to focus on your health by
increasing exercise while
enjoying the fresh air dur-
ing frequent walks and eating
healthier. The USDA Dietary
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commercial scale with 2005
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CACAA Board Meeting

Capital Area Community
Action Agency, Inc. Board of
Directors Meeting

7:00 PM.
Tuesday, September 26,
309 Office Plaza
Tallahassee Florida

CACAA is a private,
non-profit grantee agency
for Head Start programs in
Leon, Jefferson, and Franklin
counties, the Community,
Services Block Grant,
USDA Commodities (Food
Assistance) Program in five

counties, Low-Income Home
Energy Assistance Program
in seven Big Bend coun-
ties, and the Weatherization
Assistance Program in three
CACAA also coordi-
nates an Emergency Shelter
Program and administers
the' .City of Tallahassee's
Project Share Program. All
of the agency's programs
are focused on helping low-
income families improve
their circumstances and gain
economic stability and self-
sufficiency. Call 222-2043
for more information.

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2003. Tropical fish, aquatic
plants and clams are the top
three aquaculture operations.
Florida seafood and aquacul-
ture 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 incorporate
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.mvpyramid.gov website
indicates that there is evi-
dence that eating fish rich
in omega-3 fatty acids can
reduce, the risks of cardio-
vascular 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 of dementia, including
Alzheimer's disease.
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 preparation has
to work around all the hustle

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Fax Asking for Payment

The Better Business
Bureau of Northwest Florida
is warning panhandle busi-
nesses to be on the lookout
for faxed communications
from the Official Internet
Registry & Optimization
The fax, which is
addressed to the accounts
payable office, states it is a
final notice and seeks pay-
ment for an '"Annual Website
Marketing & Monitoring
Bundle." Businesses receiv-
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be under the impression that
this is an invoice for services.

Businesses should realize,
as stated in small type on
the document, this commu-
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and companies are under no
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Based on BBB files, this
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Covenant Hospice Receives Video Donations

The Leadership
Development Class of the

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The Bay County Association of Realtors leadership class donat-
ed boxes of movie videos to Covenant"Hospice. The videos will be,
distributed to local nursing homes. (Left to right): Don Cooley, Terry
Cypher, Nancy Young, Jennifer Bowman, Patrick Hughes, Dennis
Dunnigan, Joe Carbin and Shelley Frazier of Covenant Hospice.

several boxes of movie vid-
eos to Covenant Hospice.
According to Jan Cox,
director and chair of the
Leadership Development
Class, the realtors take on
several community projects
during the year and decided
to help Covenant Hospice
after seeing their plea for
video donations in the news-
"We will distribute the
movies to local nursing
homes for the residents to
enjoy," said Shelley Frazier,
volunteer manager for
Covenant Hospice. "We are
grateful for the hard work
and generosity of this leader-
ship class and everyone who
contributed. The video drive
has concluded, and we're
thrilled to have received
nearly 400 videos from the
For more information

about hospice, services or
volunteering, please call 785-

and bustle of an increase of
fall activities that go along
with school, the football sea-
son, 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 spending a lot
of time in the kitchen or
breaking the budget.
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 seasoning.
Serve as entr6e for your eve-
ning 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 gar-
lic, lemon or other spices and

Prepare grilled
kabobs that include your
favorite veggies and Florida
seafood. Serve with rice pilaf
and/or whole wheat rolls for
a complete healthy meal
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 mar-
Tacos make a quick
supper. Try using Florida
fish, shrimp or crab in them.|
If you are more adventur-
ous and would like to pre-
pare seafood dishes that are
a little more elaborate, visit
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Services' Bureau of Seafood
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NOVEMBER 7, 2006

I, Sue M. Cobb, Secretary of
State of the State of Florida, do
hereby give notice that an election
will be held in each county in
Florida, on November 7, 2006,
for the ratification or rejection
of proposed constitutional
amendments of the State of

NO. 1

Ballot Title:

Ballot Summary:
Constitution to limit the amount
of nonrecurring general revenue
which may be appropriated for
recurring purposes in any fiscal
year to 3 percent of the total
general revenue funds estimated
to be available, unless otherwise
approved by a three-fifths vote of
the Legislature; to establish a Joint
Legislative Budget Commission,
which shall issue long-range
financial outlooks; to provide for
limited adjustments in the state
budget without the concurrence
of the full Legislature, as provided
by general law; to reduce the
number of times trust funds
are automatically terminated;
to require the preparation and
biennial revision of a long-range
state planning docunient; and to
establish a Government Efficiency
Task Force and specify its duties.

Full Text:

SECTION 19. State Budgeting,
Planning anid Appropriations
(1) Effective July 1, 1994,
General law shall prescribe
the adoption of annual state
budgetary and planning processes
and require that detail reflecting
the annualized costs of the
state budget and reflecting the
nonrecurring costs of the budget
requests shall accompany state
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-.riral ri-r fij, fund: r-nmairdl
to bei mil atbl [, t i, I uiTir '..l.
3ppr.,.Frrrj..-n i; miri'
(31 As prescribed by general law,
each state department and agency
shall be required to submit a
' legislative budget request that
is based upon and that reflects
the long-range financial outlook
adopted by the joint legislative
-budget commission or that
specifically explains any variance
from the long-range financial
outlook contained in the request.
(41 For purposes of this section
subsection, the terms department
and agency shall include the
judicial branch.
FORMAT. Separate sections
within the general appropriation
bill shall be' used for each
major program area of the
state budget; major program
areas shall include: education
enhancement "lottery" trust
fund items; education (all other
funds); human services; criminal
justice and corrections; natural
resources, environment, _r.,wn
management, and transportation;
general government; and judicial
brn.:h Each in.,ajor program r 'ea.
sa hl includ- an it.[niL-r a'.Lon 0
-<'indituriu l >.ir :-Lalte,:,:p, .moi D ,
sLite L.ic. i. I ourlase. aid i.: I,:, i:
Sgraernmenits an-i r.':nrpr':'lit
organizations operations; aid to
local governments and nonprofit
organizations capital outlay;
federal funds and the associated
state matching funds; spending,
authorizations for operations; and
spendingauthorizations for capital
outlay. Additionally, appropriation
bills passed by the legislature shall
include an itemization of specific
appropriations that exceed one
million dollars ($1,000,000.00)
in 1992 dollars. For purposes
of this subsection, "specific
appropriation," "itemization," and
"major program area" shall be
defined by law. This itemization
threshold shall be adjusted by,
general law every four years to
reflect the rate of 'inflation or
deflation as indicated in the
Consumer Price Index for All
Urban Consumers, U.S. City
Average, All Items, or successor
reports as reported by the United
States Department of Labor,
Bureau of Labor Statistics or
its successor. Substantive bills
containing appropriations shall.
also be subject to the itemization
requirement' mandated under
this provision and shall :be
subject to the governor's specific
appropriation veto power
dc-srnbtd in Arnici I SecOtion P
Thins subsc-Tr. shall b. cfi:,.nic
July ,1994.

(1) No later than September 15
of each year, the joint legislative
budget commission shall issue
a long-range financial outlook
setting out recommended fiscal
strategies for the state and its
departments and agencies in
order to assist the legislature in
making budget decisions. The
long-range financial outlook
must include major workload
and revenue estimates. In order
to implement this paragraph,
the joint legislative budget
commission shall use current
official consensus estimates and
may request the development of
additional official estimates.
(2) The joint legislative budget
commission shall seek input from
the public and from the executive
and judicial branches when
developing and recommending
the long-range financial outlook.
(3) The legislature shall prescribe
by general law conditions under
which limited adjustments to the
budget, as recommended by the
governor or the chief justice of the
supreme court, may be approved
without the concurrence of the
full legislature. Effective July 1,
1993, general law slll prescribe
requirements for each department
and agency of state government
to submit a planning document
and supporting budget request
for review by the appropriations
committees of both houses of
the legislature. The review shall
include a comparison of the major
issues in the planning document
and budget requests to those
major issues included in the
governor's recommended budget.
For purposes of this subsection,
the terms department and agency
shall include the judicial branch. '
general appropriation bills shall
be furnished to each member of
the legislature; each member of
the cabinet, the governor, and the
chief justice of the supreme court
at least seventy-two hours before
final passage by either house of
the legislature of the bill in the
form that will lie presented to the
Effective November 4, 1992,
A final budget report shall be
prepared as prescribed by general
law.' The final budget report shall
be produced no later than the
120th 90th day after the beginning
of the fiscal year,. and copies of
the report shall be furnished to
.a l i n nit-l-r *,1 ( -,i t. Irjlah jhr..
th- i'i ,, r ,:. '. ,h, departmentand
agency of the state,d the auditor
general, 'and the chief justice of
the supreme court.
'I Ifi-_115T FITi l .,
I.) [J:, o-u:i rin- 'if the State of
Florida or other public body may
be created .or re-created by law
without a three-fifths (3/5} vote of
1Ji m =rm b ri hi: p : ,l ,.a:.I h .:.oIJ- ,1
-_h,: I Lrle lU- in ,-'p -jlr- t,-l
for that purpose only.
(2) State trust funds in existence
before the effective date of this
subsection shall terminate .not
more than four years after tthc
effective date of this subsection.,
State trust funds created after-the
effective date of this subsection
shall terminate not more than
four years alter the effective, date
of the act authorizing the initial'
creation of the trust fund. By law
the legislature may set a shorter
, time period for which any trust
fund is authorized.
(3) Trinzt lund: required by
federal programs or mandates;
trust funds established for
bond covenants, indentures, or
resolutions, whose revenues are
legally pledged by' the state or
: public body to meet debt service
or other financial requirements'
of any debt obligations of the
state or any public body; the
state, transportation trust fund;
the trust fund containing the
*net annual proceeds from the
Florida Education Lotteries; the
Florida, retirement trust fund;
trust funds for institutions under
the management of the Board of
Governors Regents, where such
trust funds are for auxiliary
enterprises and contracts, grants,
and donations, as those terms
are, defined by general law; trust
funds that serve as clearing funds
or' accounts for the chief financial
officer or state agencies; trust
funds that account for assets-held
by the state in a trustee capacity
as an agent or fiduciary for
individuals, private organizations,
or other governmental units; and
other trust funds authorized by
this Constitution, are not subject
to the requirements set forth in
paragraph (2) of this subsection.
(4) All cash balances and income
of any trust funds abolished under
this subsection shall be deposited
into the general revenue fund.
(5) The provisions of this
subsection shall be effective
November 4, 1992.
FUND. Beginning with the
1994-1995 fiscal year, at Icast
1% of an amount equal to the
last completed fiscal year's net
revenue collections for the general
revenue fund shall be retained in
a budget stabilization fund. The
budget stabilization fund shall
be increased to at least 2% of
said amount for the 1995 1996
fiscal year, at least 3% of said
amount for the 1996 1997 fiscal

year, at least 4% of said amount
for the 1997 1998 fiscal year, and
at least 5% of said amount for the

1998-1999 fiscal year. Subject to
the provisions of this subsection,
the budget stabilization fund
shall be maintained at an amount
equal to at least 5% of the last
completed fiscal year's net
revenue collections for the general
revenue fund shall be retained
in the budget stabilization fund.
The budget stabilization fund's
principal balance shall not exceed
an amount equal to 10% of the last
completed fiscal year's net revenue
collections for the general revenue
fund. The legislature shall provide
criteria for withdrawing funds
from the budget stabilization fund
in a separate bill for that purpose
only and only for the purpose
of covering revenue shortfalls of
the general revenue fund or for
the purpose of providing funding
for an emergency, as defined by
general law. General law shall
provide for the restoration of this
fund. The budget stabilization
fund shall be comprised of
funds not otherwise obligated or
committed for any purpose.
PROCESSES. General law shall
provide for a long-range state
planning document. The governor
shall recommend to the legislature
biennially any revisions to the long-
range state planning document,
as defined by law. General law
shall require a biennial review
and revision of the long-range
state planning document--shaal
require the governor to report to
the legislature on the progress
in achieving the state planning
document's goals, and shall
require all departments and
agencies of state government
to develop planning documents
that identify statewide strategic
goals and objectives, consistent'
with the long-range state planning
document. The long-range
state planning document and
department and agency planning
documents shall remain subject
to review and revision .by the
legislature. The long-range state
planning document must include
projections of future needs and
resources of the state which are
consistent with the long-range
financial outlook. The department
and agency planning documents
shall include a prioritized listing
of planned expenditures for
review and possible reduction in
the event of revenue shortfalls, as
defined by general law. T -ensure
productivity and efficiency in the
executive, legislative, and judicial
'_ r r, l .- .p l, r r tm a n ,h, Ir -trf
and accountability program shall
bc implemented bygcncral law. For
the purposes of this subsection,
the terms department and agency
shall include the judicial branch.
,This subsection shall bc effective
July 1,1993.-
TASK FORCE. No later than
January of 2007, and each fourth
year thereafter,, the president of
the senate, the speaker of the
house of representatives, and
the governor shall appoint a
government efficiency task force,
the membership of which shall
be established by general law.
The task force shall be composed
of members of the legislature
and representatives from the
private and public sectors who'
shall develop recommendations
for improving governmental
operations and reducing costs.
Staff to assist the task force in
performing its duties shall be
assigned by general law, and the
.task force may obtain assistance
from the private sector. The task
force shall complete its work
within one year and shall submit
its recommendations to the joint
legislative budget commission, the
governor, and the chief justice of
the supreme court.
created within the legislature the
composed of equal numbers
of' senate members appointed
by the president of the senate
and house members appointed
by the speaker of the house of
representatives. Each member
shall serve at the pleasure of the
officer who appointed the member.
.A vacancy on the commission
shall be filled in the same manner
as the original appointment. From
November of each odd-numbered
year through October of each even-
numbered year, the chairperson
of the joint legislative budget
commission shall be appointed
by the president of the senate
and the vice chairperson of the
commission shall be appointed
by the speaker of the house of
representatives. FromNovemberof
each even-numbered year through
October of each odd-numbered
year, the chairperson of the joint
legislative budget commission
shall be appointed by the speaker
of the house of representatives
and the vice chairperson of the
commission shall be appointed
by the president of the senate.
The joint legislative budget
commission shall be governed
by the joint rules of the senate
and the house of representatives,
which shall remain in effect
until repealed or amended by
concurrent resolution. The
commission shall convene at least
quarterly and shall convene at the
call of the president of the senate
and the speaker of the house

of representatives. A majority
of the commission members of

each house plus one additional
member from either house
constitutes a quorum. Action
by the commission requires a
majority vote of the commission
members present of each house.
The commission may conduct its
meetings through teleconferences
or similar means. In addition to
the powers and duties specified
in this subsection, the joint
legislative budget commission
shall exercise all other powers
and perform any other duties not
in conflict with paragraph (c)(3)
and as prescribed by general law
or joint rule.

NO. 2

Ballot Title:

Removed from the ballot by the
Florida Legislature.

NO. 3

Ballot Title:

Ballot Summary:
Proposes an amendment to
Section 5 of Article XI of the
State Constitution to require
that any proposed amendment
to or revision of the State
Constitution, whether proposed
by the Legislature, by initiative,
or by any other method, must
be approved by at least 60
percent of the voters of the state
voting on the measure, rather
than by a simple majority. This
proposed amendment would not
change the current requirement
that a proposed constitutional
amendment imposing a new state
tax or fee be approved by at least
2/3 of the voters of the state voting
in the election in which such an
amendment is considered.

Full Text:

SECTION 5. Amendment or
revision election.-
(a) A proposed amendment to
or revision of this constitution, or
any part of it, shallbe submitted
to the electors at the next general
election held more than ninety
days after the joint resolution or
report of revision commission,
constitutional convention or
'taxation and budget reform
commission proposing it is
filed with the custodian of state
records, unless, pursuant to law
enacted by the affirmative vote of
three-fourths of the membership
of each house of the legislature
and limited to a single amendment
or revision, It is submitted at an
earlier special election held more
than ninety days after such filing.
(b) A proposed amendment or
revision of this constitution; or
any part of it, by 'initiative shall'
be submitted to'the electors-at
the general election provided the
initiative petition is filed with the
custodian of state records no later
than February 1 of the year in
which the general election is held.
(c), The legislature shall provide
by general law, prior to the
holding of an election pursuant to
this section, for the provision of a
statement to the public regarding,
the probable financial impact of
any amendment proposed by
initiative pursuant to section 3.
(d) Once in the tenth week,
and once in the sixth week,
immediately preceding the week
in which the election is held, the
proposed amendment or revision,
with notice, of. the date. of election
at which it will be submitted to the
electors, shall be published in one
newspaper ofgeneral circulation in
each county in which a newspaper
'is published.
(e) Unless otherwise specifically
provided for elsewhere in 'this
constitution, if the proposed
amendment or revision is
approved by vote of at least sixty
percent of the electors voting on
the measure, it shall be effective
as an amendment to or revision
of the constitution of the state on
the first Tuesday, after the first
Monday in January following
the election, or on such other
date as may lie specified in the
amendment or revision.

(Citizen Initiative)

Ballot Title:

Ballot Summary:
To protect people, especially
youth, from addiction, disease,
and other health hazards of using
tobacco, the Legislature shall use
some Tobacco Settlement money
annually for a comprehensive

statewide tobacco education
and prevention program using

Centers for Disease Control best
practices. Specifies some program
components, emphasizing youth,
requiring one-third of total annual
funding for advertising. Annual
funding is 15% of 2005 Tobacco
Settlement payments to Florida,
adjusted annually for inflation.
Provides definitions. Effective

Full Text:

includes n
(d) Eft

Financial Ii
This amend
2007 for

THAT Article X, Florida this amount
Constitution, is amended to with inflation
add the following: expected t
Section 27. Comprehensive consumption
Statewide Tobacco Education long-term s
And Prevention Program. In local gover
order to protect people, especially insurance pr
youth, from health hazards of but irfdeten
using tobacco, including addictive. revenue loss
disorders, cancer, cardiovascular is probable,
diseases, and lung diseases; and
to discourage use of tobacco,
particularly among youth, a CONS
portion of the money that tobacco AM
companies pay to the State of ARTICLE
Florida under the tobacco (Citiz
Settlement each year shall be
used to fund a comprehensive Ballot Title
statewide tobacco education and INDEPENDI
prevention program consistent COMMISSIC
with recommendations of the U.S. APPORTION
Centers for Disease Control and AND CONGI
Prevention (CDC), as follows: DISTRICTS
(a) Program. The money APPORTION
appropriated pursuant to this LEGISLATU
section -shall be used to fund a
comprehensive statewide tobacco Removed fr
education and prevention Florida Sup]
program consistent with the
recommendations for effective
program components in the 1999 CONS
Best Practicesfor Comprehensive AN
Tobacco Control Programs of the, ARTICLI
CDC, as such Best Practices ARTICLE
.may be amended by the CDC. (1
This program shall include,
at a minimum, the following Ballot Title
components, and may include INCREASE
additional components that are EXEMPTIO1
also contained within the: CDC
Best Practices, as periodically Ballot Sun
amended, and that are effective at Proposing
accomplishing the purpose of this State Consti
section, and that do notundermine maximum
the effectiveness of these required exemption fi
minimum components: from $25,0
(1) an advertising campaign to schedule
to discourage the use of tobacco take effect
and to educate people, especially adopted.
youth, about the health hazards of
tobacco, which shall be designed Full Text:
to be effective at achieving these
goals and shall include, but need,. A
not be limited to, television, radio, FINANC
and print advertising, with no
limitations on any individual SECTI
id,.-rl inr rimeditum utilized; exemptions;
r..i hi :-i i'ill be'urdl..i r a jlE' r p
level equivalentj to one-third of or equitable
each total annual appropriation maintains- t
required by this section; residence of
(2) evidence-based curricula and legally or
programs to educate youth about upon the oa
tobacco and to discourage their from taxat
use of it, including, but not limited assessments
to, programs that involve youth, up to the
educate .youth about the health of five tho
hazards oi tot.3-:.. help youth establishme
develop skills to refuse tobacco, the manner
and demonstrate to youth how to The. real es
stop using tobacco; legal or ec
(3) programs of local community- entireties, ji
based partnerships that a condomin
discourage the use of tobacco and stock owner
work to educate people, especially.- representing
youth, about the health hazards member's p
of tobacco, with an emphasis on a corporate
programs that involve youth and a leasehold
emphasize the prevention and ninety-eight
cessation of tobacco use; (b) Not mo
(4) enforcement of laws, shall be allc
regulations, and policies against family unit
the sale or other provision of residential
tobacco to minors, and the shall exceed
possession of tobacco by minors; estate asses
and incaseofow

(5) publicly-reported- annual
evaluations to ensure that
moneys appropriated pursuant to
this section are spent properly,
which shall include evaluation
of the program's effectiveness in
reducing and preventing tobacco
use, and annual recommendations
for improvements to enhance the
program's, effectiveness, which
are to include :comparisons to
similar programs proven to be
effective in other states, as well
a- .:.mparir,:.r,- I,., CDC BE'st
PrTa.tics in.ludnl ireniidmernts
(b) Funding. In every year
beginning with the calendar
year' after voters approve
this amendment, the Florida
Legislature shall appropriate, for
the purpose expressed herein,
from the total gross funds that
tobacco companies pay to the
State of Florida under the Tobacco
Settlement, an amount equal to
fifteen percent of such funds paid
to the State in 2005; and the
appropriation required by this
section shall be adjusted annually
for inflation, using the Consumer
Price Index as published by the
United States Department of
(d) Definitions. 'Tobacco"
includes, without limitation,
tobacco itself and tobacco
products that include tobacco
and are intended or expected
for human use or consumption,
including, but not limited to,
cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco,
and smokeless tobacco. The
"Tobacco Settlement" means that
certain Settlement Agreement
dated August 25, 1997, entered
into in. settlement of the case
styled as State of Florida, et al.
v. American Tobacco Company,
et al., Case No. 95-1466 AH (Fla.
151 Cir. Ct.), as amended by
Stipulation of Amendment dated
September 11, 1998; and includes
any subsequent amendments and

or member,
the value of
the interest
bears to the
(c) By ge
to condition
the exempt
to a total o
dollars of I
the real es
district levy
subject to
-therein, th
other levies
to an amom
thousand d
value of the
has attain
totally and
and if the
to the exe
(d) By ge
to condition
the exempt
to a total of
of assessed
each levy otl
districts: flf
with respect
twenty the
respect to
respect to
and each ye
such increa
respect to
pntil such r
to be in
agency de
law. This s
repealed or
any amend
provides fo
(e), By ge
to condition
the Legisla
renters, v
residents, a
all ad valor

agreements. "Youth"
minors and young

fective Date.- This
shall become effective
upon approval by the

impact Statement:
Ament requires state
to appropriate
ely $57 million in
the Comprehensive
ibacco Education and
Program. Thereafter,
will increase annually
n. This spending is
o reduce tobacco
n. As a result, some
savings to state and
nment health and
programs are probable,
minate. Also, minor
s to state government
but indeterminate.

NO. 5
ien Initiative)


om the ballot by the
reme Court.

NO. 6


amendment of the
itution to increase the
additional homestead
or low-income seniors
300 to $50,000 and
e the amendment to
January 1, 2007, if


ION 6. Homestead

7 :..r i.,:, : hr -I.r id
title~to real estate and
hereon the permanent
*the owner, or another
naturally dependent
owner, shall be exempt
ion thereon, except
s for special benefits,
assessed valuation
usand dollars, upon
mtof right thr,':t' in
r prescribed by law.
state may be held by
suitable title, by the
jointly, in common, as
aiumi, or indirectly by
rship or membership
g the owner's or
proprietary interest in
on owning a fee or
initially in excess of
re than one exemption
wed any individual or
or with respect to any
unit. "No exemption
d the value of the real
sable to the owner or,
wership through stock
ship in a corporation,
f the proportion which
t in the corporation
e assessed value of the

neral law and subject
ns specified therein,
[on shall be increased
f twenty-five thousand
the assessed value,of
state for each school
y. By general law and
conditions specified
e exemption' for.'all
may be increased up
unt not exceeding ten
dollars of the assessed
real estate if the owner
d age sixty-five or is
permanently disabled'
owner is not entitled
mption provided in
(d) .
neral law and subject
ns specified therein,
ton shall be increased
the following amounts
value of real estate for
her than those ofschool
teen thousand dollars
to 1980 assessments;
musand dollars with
1981 assessments;
thousand dollars with
assessments for 1982
ar thereafter. However,
se shall not apply with
any assessment roll
*oll is first determined
compliance with the
of section 4 by a state
signaled by general
ubsection shall stand
i the effective date of
menit to section 4 which
ir the assessment of
property at a specified
of its just value.
neral law and subject
ns specified therein,
iture may provide to
rho are permanent,

ad valorem tax relief on
em tax levies. Such ad

valorem tax relief shall be in the
form and amount established by
general law.
(f) The legislature may, by
general law, allow counties or
municipalities, for the purpose
of their respective tax levies
and subject to .the provisions of
general law, to grant an additional
homestead tax exemption
not exceeding fift twenty-five
thousand dollars to any person
who has the legal or equitable
title to real estate and maintains
thereon the permanent residence
of the owner and who has attained
age sixty-five and whose household
income, as defined by general law,
does not exceed twenty thousand
dollars. The general law must
allow counties and municipalities
to grant this additional exemption,
within the limits prescribed in
this subsection, by ordinance
adopted in the manner prescribed
by general law, and must provide
for the periodic adjustment of the
income limitation prescribed in
this subsection for changes in the
cost of living.


SECTION 26. Increased
homestead exemption.-The
amendment to Section 6 of Article
VII increasing the maximum
additional amount of the
homestead exemption for low-
income seniors shall take effect
January 1, 2007.

NO. 7

Ballot Title:

Ballot Summary:
Proposing an amendment to the
State Constitution to provide a
discount from the amount of ad
valorem tax on the homestead of
a partially or totally permanently
disabled veteran who is age
65 or older who was a Florida
resident at the time of entering
military service, whose disability
was combat-related, and who was
honorably discharged; to specify
the percentage of the discount
as equal to the percentage of the
veteran's permanent' service-.
connected disability; to specify
qualification requirements for
the lj,-.unr to authorize the
Legislature to waive the .annual
application requirement in
subsequent years by general law;
and to specify that the provision
takes effect December '7, 2006,
is self-executing, and does not
. require implementing legislation.

Full Text:,

SECTION 6. Homestead
(a) Everyperson who has the legal
or equitable title to real estate and
maintains thereon the permanent
residence of the owner, or another
legally or naturally dependent
upon the owner, shall be exempt
from taxation thereon, except
assessments for special benefits,
up to the assessed valuation
of five thousand dollars, upon
establishment of right thereto in
the manner prescribed by law.
The real estate may be held by
legal or equitable title, by the
entireties, jointly, in common, as
a condominium, or indirectly,by
stock ownership or membership
representing the owner's or
member's proprietary interest in
a corporation owning a fee or
a leasehold initially in excess of
ninety-eight years.
(b) Not more than one exemption
shall be allowed any individual or
family unit or with respect to
any residential unit. No exemption
shall exceed the value of the real
estate assessable to the owner or,
in case ofowoership through stock
or membership in a corporation,
the value of the proportion which
the interest in the corporation
bears to the assessed value of the
(c) By general law and subject
to conditions specified therein,
the exemption shall be increased
to h total of twenty-five thousand
dollars of the assessed value of
the -real estate for each school
district levy. By general law and
subject to conditions specified
therein, the exemption for all
other levies may be Increased up
to an amount not exceeding ten
thousand dollars of the assessed
value of the real estate if the owner
has attained age sixty-five or is
totally and permanently disabled
and if the owner is not entitled
to the exemption provided in
subsection (d).
(d) By general law and subject
to conditions specified therein,
the exemption shall be increased
to a total of the following amounts
of assessed value of real estate
for each levy other .than those
of school districts: fifteen
thousand dollars with respect
to 1980 assessments; twenty
thousand dollars with respect to
1981 assessments; twenty-five
thousand dollars with respect to
assessments-for 1982'and each
year thereafter.

However,' such increase shall
not apply with respect to any

assessment roll until such roll
is first determined to be in
compliance with the provisions
of section 4 by a state agency
designated by general law. This
subsection shall stand repealed
on the effective date of any
amendment to section 4 which
provides for the assessment of
homestead property at a specified
percentage of its just value.
- (e) By general law and subject
to conditions specified therein,
the Legislature may provide to
renters, who are permanent
residents, ad valorem tax relief on
all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad
valorem tax relief shall be in the
form and amount established by
general law.
(f) The legislature may, by
general law, allow counties or
municipalities, for the purpose
of their respective tax levies
and subject to the provisions of
general law, to grant an additional
homestead tax exemption not
exceeding twenty-five thousand
dollars to any person who has
the legal or equitable title to real
estate and maintains thereon
the permanent residence of the
owner and who has attained age
sixty-five and whose household
income, as defined by general law,
does not exceed twenty thousand
dollars. The general law must
allow counties and municipalities
to grant this additional exemption,
within the limits prescribed in
this subsection, by ordinance
adopted in the manner prescribed
by general law, and must provide
for the periodic adjustment of the
income limitation prescribed in
this subsection for changes in the
cost of living.
(g) Each veteran who is age
65 or older who is partially or
totally permanently disabled
shall receive a discount from the
amount of the ad valorem tax
otherwise owed on homestead
property the veteran owns and
resides in if the disability was
combat related, the veteran was
a resident of this state at the time
of entering the military service
of the United States, and the
veteran was honorably discharged
upon separation from military
service. The discount shall be in a
percentage equal to the percentage
of the veteran's permanent.
service-connected disability as
determined by the United States
Department of Veterans Affairs.
To qualifyfor the discount granted
by this subsection, an applicant
must submit to the county
property appraiser, by March 1,
pr.,,:. ,:.1 r ir.'rn..' it rji.- ,iT_,,
r, 1 rIn .1nl 'h, ._ i 1,"'. :r
official letter from the United
States Department of Veterans
Affairs stating the percentage of
the veteran's service-connected
disability and such evidence that
reasonably identifies the disability
as combat related, and a copy of
the veteran's honorable discharge.
If the property appraiser denies
the request for a discount,
the appraiser must notify the
applicant in writing of the reasons
for the denial, and the veteran
may reapply. The Legislature
may, by general law, waive the
annual application requirement in
subsequent years. This subsection
shall take effect December
7, 2006, is self-executing, and
does not require implementing

NO. 8

Ballot Title:

Ballot Summary:
Proposing an amendment to the
State Constitutiofl to prohibit the
transfer of private property taken
by eminent domain to a natural
person or private entity; providing
-that the Legislature may by general
law passed by a three-fifths vote of
the membership of each house of
the Legislature permit exceptions
allowing the transfer of such
private'property; and providing
that this prohibition on the
transfer of private property taken
by eminent domain is applicable if
the petition of taking that initiated
the condemnation proceeding was
filed on or after January 2, 2007.

Full Text:


SECTION 6. Eminent
(a) No private property shall be
taken except for a public purpose
and with full compensation
therefore paid to each owner or
secured by deposit in the registry
of the court and available to the
(b) Provision may be made by
law for the taking of easements, by
like proceedings, for the drainage
of the land of one person over or
through the land of another.
(c) Private property taken by
eminent domain pursuant to a
petition to initiate condemnation
proceedings filed on or after
January 2, 2007, may not be
conveyed to a natural person or
private entity except as provided
by general law passed by a three-
fifths vote of the membership of
Each house of the Legislature.


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cranblchord 1027 CSrvinn Gilf rnintv and surrounding areas for 68 years

Public Notices

Storage Units 1249 Highway
22, Wewahitchka, FL
#65 Douglas Cherry
will be open and merchan-
dise removed if rent not brought
up to date by October 2, 2006
Publish September 21 & 28,


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 may be 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
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

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, 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
Clerkc of the Circuit Court
/s/ Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
Publish: September 28 &.
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 Qctober 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.
Eastern 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,

GIVEN that Simon G. or E.W.
Price 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:
Certificate No. 574
Application No. 2006-2
Year of Issuance: 2003
R.E. No. 05056-050R
Description of Property:
Lot 2, Block 48, Unit No.
3, of St. Joseph's Addition to
the City of Port St. Joe, Florida,
according to the official map on
file in the office of the Clerk of
Circuit Court of Gulf County,
Name in which assessed:
-Mark Kilbburn & Melissa
K. Kilbourn All of said property
being in Gulf County, State of
Florida. Unless such certificate
shall' be redeemed accdidihg
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.D.T.,
Wednesday, the 25th day of
October, 2006. Dated this 21st
day of September, 2006.
BY: Donna L. Ray
Deputy Clerk
Ad #2006-110
Publish: September 28, October
5, 12, 19, 2006

that Simon G. or E.W. Price
the holder of the following Tax
Certificate, has filed said cer-
tificate 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:
Certificate No. 119
Application No. 2006-1
Year of Issuance: 2003
R.E. No. 00953-061R
Description of Property:

The Northerly Portion of
Farm #90, Gulf County Farms
Unit Three. Commence at the
'Northwest corner of Section
30,. Township 5, South, Range
9 West, Gulf County, Florida.'
Thence South. 03 degrees 03
minutes 30 seconds East along
the West line of said Section
30 for 751.91 feet to the Point
of Beginning, Thence North
71 degrees 43 minutes 40 sec-
onds East for 360.41 feet to the
Westerly right of way line of a
60 foot street; thence South 18
degrees 16 minutes 20 seconds
East along said westerly right of
way line for 275.00 flet; thence
South 71 degrees 43 minutes
40 seconds West for 435.20 feet
to said West line of Section 30,
thence North 03 degrees 03 min-
utes 30 seconds West along said
West line for 284.98 feet to the
Point of Beginning. Containing
2.5 acres more or less. /
Name in which assessed:
Troy Bell Sr. All of said property
being in Gulf County, State of
SFlorida. 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.D.T.,
Wednesday the 25th day of
October, 2006.Dated this 21st
day of September, 2006
BY: Donna L. Ray
Deputy Clerk
Ad #2006-111
Publish: September 28, October
5, 12, 19, 2006

OCTOBER 10, 2006. ,

Linda Griffin
Gulf County Supervisor Of
Publish September 28, 2006

CASE NO. 06-265-CA
Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to a Final Summary
Judgement of Foreclosure
entered in the above-styled
cause, in the Circuit Court of
Gulf County, Florida, I will sell
the property situate in Gulf
County, Florida, described as:
615 Marvin Avenue
Port Saint. Joe, FL 32456
at public sale to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, At south
entrance of the courthouse,
1000 Cecil G. Costin Blvd., Port
St. Joe, FL 32456 at 11:00 a.m.,
on October 12, 2006.
Any person claiming an
-interest in the surplus from the
sale, if any, other than the prop-
erty owner as of the date of the
lis pendens, must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal
of this court on the 7th day of
September, 2006.
/s/ Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
Publish September 28 &
October 5, 2006

Notice is hereby given that
pursuant to a Final Judgement
of Foreclosure date September 5,
2006 and entered in Civil Case
No. 06-168CA of the Circuit
Court of the Fourteenth Judicial
Circuit of the State-of'Florida,
in and for Gulf County, wherein
CREDIT UNION, is Plaintiff and
Defendants, I will sell to the
highest bidder for cash at the
front door of the Gulf County
Courthouse in Port St. Joe,
Florida, at 11:00 A.M., ET on
the 12 day of October; 2006
the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final
Judgement: ,
Farm #71, Gulf County
Farms Unit Two. Commence
at the Northwest corner
of Section 30, Township
5 South, Range 9 West,
Gulf County, Florida.
Thence North 86 degrees
27'22" East along the North
line of said Section 30
for 1290.49 feet; thence
South 18 degrees 16'20"
East for 977.47 feet to
the Point of Beginning,
SThence continue South
18 degrees 16;20" East for
170.00 feet; thence South
71 degrees 43'40" West for
512.50 feet; thence North
18 degrees 16'20" West for
170.00 feet; thence North
71 degrees 43'40" East for
512.50 feet to the Point
of Beginning. Containing 2
acres, more or less.
Farm #72, "Gulf County
Farms Unit Two. Commence
at the Northwest corner
of Section 30, Township
5 South, Range 9 West,
Gulf County, Florida.
Thence North 86 degrees
27'22" East along the North
line of said Section 30
for 1290.49 feet; thence
South 18 degrees 16'20"
\ East for 1147.47 feet to
the Point of Beginning.
Thence continue South
18 degrees 16'20" East for
170.00 feet; thence South
71 degrees 43'40" West for
512.5 feet* thence North
18 degrees 16'20" West for
170.00 feet; thence North
71 degrees 43'40" East for
512.5 feet to the Point of
Beginning. Containing 2
acres, more or less.
Dated this 5th day of
September, 2006.
Rebecca Norris
Circuit.Court Clerk
Deputy Clerk
Publish: September 28 &
October 5, 2006

IN RE: The Estate of
CASE NO.: 06-62 PR
The administration of the
Estate of M. D. YON, deceased,
File Number 06-62 PR is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for
Gulf County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
1000 Cecil G. Costin Blvd., Port
St. Joe, FL 32456. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and that person-

al representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent'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
estate of the decedent must file
their claims with this Court
The date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice is September
28, 2006.
/s/S. Russell Scholz
116 Sailor's Cove Drive
P.O. Box 39
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457
FL BAR NO. 0224839

/s/Marietta Meuse
P.O. Box 241
Altamonte Springs, FL 32715
Publish September 28, and
October 5, 2006


The Department pof
Environmental Protection gives
notice of its issuance of a permit
(File Number 23-0266124-001
DF) to The Wetappo Group, LLC
for installation of a boat ramp,
as well as (File Number 23-
0266124-002 DF), to construct
an exempt courtesy dock 37.5 ft
by 7.5 ft. This project is located
at the northeast side of Frog
Level Circle within the Wetappo
Creek Subdivision, Section 23,
Township 5 South, Range 11
West, North Latitude 30* 01'
45.8", West Longitude 85" 18'
51", in the Wetappo Creek,
Class II Waters, Overstreet, Gulf
A person whose substantial
interests are affected by the
Department's section may peti-
tion for an administrative pro-
ceeding (hearing) under Sections
120.569 and 120.57, F.S., The
petition must contain the infor-
mation set forth below and
must be filed (received by clerk)
in the Office General Counsel
of the Department at 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail
Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida
Under Rule 62-110.106(4),
F.A.C., a person whose substan-
tial interests are affected by the
Department's action ,may also .
request aS r -tn"'ion of tirnm to
:1 ., l :rr.r.:r. I.:.i a- a rU-u.r r -
F.-a _r.,- The D'i fr 'ei"
may for good cause shown,
grant the request for an exten-
sion of time. Requests for exten-
sion of time must be filed with
the Office of General Counsel
of the Department at 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard,
Mail Station 35, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-3000, before the
applicable deadline. A timely
request for extension of time
shall toll the running of the
time period for filing a petition
until the request is acted upon.
If a request is filed late, the
Department may still grant it
upon motion by the requesting
party showing that the failure to
file a request for an extension of
time before the deadline was the
result of excusable neglect.
If timely and sufficient peti-
tion for an" administrative hear-
ing is file, other persons whose
substantial interests will be
affected by the outcome of the
administrative process have the
right to petition to intervene in
the proceeding. Intervention will
be permitted only at the dis-
cretion of the presiding officer
upon the filing of a motion in
compliance with Rule 28-106
205, F.A.C.
Petitions must be filed with-
in 14 days of publication of this
notice. Under Section 120.60(3),
F.S.,- however, any person who
has asked the Department for
-notice of agency action may file
a petition within 14 days of
receipt of such notice, regard-
less of the date of publication.
The petitioner shall mail a
copy of the petition to the appli-
cant at the address indicated
above at the time of filing..The
failure of any person to file a
petition for an administrative
hearing within the appropriate
time period shall constitute a
waiver of that person's right
to request an administrative
-determination (hearing) under
Sections 120.569 and 120.569
and 120.57, F.S.
A petition that disputes
the material facts on which the
Department's action is based
must contain the following
information : (a) The name and
address of each agency affected
and each agency's file or iden-
tification number, if known; (b5)
The name, address, and tele-
phone number of.the petitioner;
the name, address, and tele-
phone number f the petitioner's
representative, if any, which
shall be the address for service
purposes during the course of
the proceeding; and an explana-
tion of how the petitioner's sub-
stantial interests are or will be
affected by the agency determi-
nation; (c) A statement of when
and how the petitioner received
notice of the agency decision;
(d) A statement of all disputed
issues of material fact. If there
are none, the petition must so
indicate; (e) A concise statement
of the ultimate facts alleged,
including the specific facts that
the petitioner contends require
reversal or modification of the a
agency's proposed action; and
(g) A statement of the relief
sought by the petitioner, stat-
ing precisely the action that the
petitioner wishes the agency to
take with respect to the agency's
proposed action.
A petition that does not
dispute the material facts on
which the Department's action
is based shall state that no such
facts are in dispute and oth-

erwise shall contain the same
information as set forth above,
as required by Rule 28-106 301,
UnderSections 120.569(2)(c)
and (d), F.S., a petition for
administrative hearing must be
dismissed by the agency if the
petition does not substantially
comply with the above require-
ments or is untimely filed.
The application is available
for public inspection during nor-
mal business hours, 8:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m., Monday through
Friday, except legal holidays,
at the Tallahassee Branch
Office of the Department of
Environmental Protection, 2815
Remington Green Circle, Suite
A, Tallahassee, Florida 32308-
Publish September 28, 2006

Under Florida State law
"Self Service Storage Facility"
Act 83.801-83.809, Beach
Storage, located on Americus
Avenue, St. Joe Beach, FL, will
sell or otherwise dispose of the
contents of the following storage
units on October 12, 2006 at
10:00 a.m.
Due to nonpayment of
rental and other fees,' Beach
Storage is now the lien holder
of the contents, as described
in each unit's lease agreement.
Contents are described as, but
nbt limited to, household goods,
furniture, clothing, tools and
misc. items.
The unit contents may be
redeemed by the owner prior to
sale or disposal by cash pay-
ment in full of the total amount
due on the unit. Beach Storage
reserves the right to dispose of
the contents in any way neces-
sary and reserves the right to
cancel sale without notice and
to accept or not accept any
offers to purchase.
Unit number and Listed
#12 John Sauers
#13 Charles Short
#41 & #42 Victor Butler
Publish September 28, &
October 5, 2006

Statement of Ownership,
Management, and Circulation
Publication Title
The Star
Publication Number
Filing Date:
September 28, 2006
Issue Frequency:
Number of Issues Published
Annually: 52
Annual Subscription Price:
$23.00 in county
$33.00 out-of county
Contact Person:
Krichelle McGhee .
Telephone: (850)227-1278
Complete Mailing Address of
Known Office of Publication:
135 W. Hwy. 98,
Port St. Joe, FL
Complete Mailing Address
of Headquarters or General
Business Office of Publislier
P.O. Box 2060
Panama City, FL
Karen Hanes
121 Dragon Ridge Circle
Panama City Beach, FL
Tim Croft
3285 Garrison'Ave .!
Port St. Joe, FL
Florida Freedom Newspapers,
Inc. (A Florida Corporation)
P.O. Box 2060
Panama City, FL0
Freedom Newspapers, Inc. (A
Delaware Corporation)
P.O. 'Box 19549
Irvine, CA 92713
Known Bondholders, Mortgages,
and Other Security Holders
Owning or Holding 1 percent or
More of Total Amount of Bonds,
Mortgages, or Other Securites:
Freedom Newspaper Aquisitions,
i 6 F itc h '
Irvine, CA 92614
Freedom Communications, Inc.
17666 Fitch
Irvine, CA 92614'
Publication Title:
The Star
Issue Date for Circulation Data
September 28, 2006
Extent and Nature of
Average No. Copies Each Issue
During Preceding 12 Months
Actual No. Copies of Single
Issue. Published Nearest to
Filing Date.
Total Number of Copies:
Avg: 5805; Actual 5730
Paid and/or Requested
Paid/Requested Outside-County
Mail Subscription Stated on
Form 3541
Avg: 841; Actual: 885
Paid In-County Subscriptions
Stated on Form 3541
Avg: 410; Actual: 169
Sales' Through Dealers and
Carriers, Street Vendors,
Counter Sales, and Other Non-
USPS Paid Distribution.
Avg: 3146; Actual 3290
Total Paid and/or Requested
Avg: 4397; Actual: 4344
Free Distribution by Mail:
Outside-County as Stated on
Form 3541
Avg: 3; Actual: 3
In-County as Stated on Form
Avg: 10; Actual: 11;
Free Distribution Outside the
Avg: 0; Actual 0;
Total Free Distribution:
Avg: 13; Actual: 14
Total Distribution:
Avg: 4410; Actual: 4358
Copies not Distributed:
Avg: 1395; Actual 1372
Avg: 5805; Actual: 5730
Percent Paid'and/or Requested
Avg: 99.7; Actual: 99.7.
Publication of Statement of
Ownership: Sept. 28, 2006
Krichelle McGhee, General
September 25, 2006
I certify that all .information
furnished on this form is true
Sand complete. I understand that
anyone who furnishes false or
misleading information on this
form or who omits material or
information requested on the
form may be subject to crimi-
nal sanctions (including fines
and imprisonment) and/or civil
sanctions (including civil pen-
September 28, 2006

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, September 28, 2006 (

Gulf County Board of County'

Commission Meeting Minutes

JULY 25, 2006

Pursuant to advertise- "
ment to hold a public hearing
to consider final plat approval
for Valencia Land Investment,
LLC (Parcel ID #03323-145R *
40.01 acres in S32, T7S, R10W
* 32 units), County Attorney
McFarland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public
comment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Tray-
lor motioned to approve the final
plat of Woodbrooke Cove sub-
division, subject to all Federal,
State and Local development
regulations, both stated and
unstated. Commissioner Wil-
liams seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously.
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider tabling preliminary plat
approval for Edward Bish (Parcel
ID #03323-175R 40.84 acres
in S32, T7S, RIOW 16 units),
County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment.
There being no public comment,
Commissioner Peters motioned
to table the preliminary plat of
Gulf Coast Ranches subdivision,
subject to all Federal, State and
Local development regulations,
both stated and unstated. Com-
missioner Barnes seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing
to consider tabling preliminary
plat approval for Broad Head
Development, LLC (Parcel ID
#06268-503R & #06268-509R),
County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment.
There being no public comment,
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to table the preliminary plat of
Hibiscus Landing subdivision.
Commissioner Barnes seconded
the motion, and it passed unani-
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider final plat approval for St.
Joe Coastal Properties, LLC (Par-
cel ID #06248-050R 62 acres
in S36, T8S, R11W 38 units),
County Attorney 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 Shal-
low Reed Phase II subdivision,
subject to all Federal, State and
. Local development regulations,
both stated and unstated. Com-
missioner Williams seconded
the motion, and it passed unani-
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider preliminary plat approval
for Dennis Stockard (Parcel
ID #04250-006R 1.24 acres
in S16, T7S, R11W 3 units),
County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment.
There being no public comment,
*Commissioner Barnes motioned
to approve a'preliminary plat for
Dennis. Stockard, 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 advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider final plat approval for Gulf
Pines, LLC (Parcel ID #03323-
165R 40.29 acres in S32, T7S,
R10W 32 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 Gulf Creek ,subdivi-
sion, subject to all Federal, State
and Local development regula-
tions, both stated and unstated.
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider an application extension
approval for St. Joe Bay, LLC
(Parcel ID #06257-050R 2.99
acres in S36, T8S, R11W 10
units), County Attorney Mc-
Farland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public
comment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Barnes
motioned to approve an appli-
cation extension for Pompano
Cove subdivision, subject to all
Federal, State and Local devel-
opment regulations, both stated
and unstated. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-i
sider an application extension
approval for Hargraves Engi-
neering, LLC (Parcel ID #06245-
000R 3.78 acres in S36, T8S,
SR1 1W 15 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 an
application extension for Bay
Colors 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 advertisement"
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider tabling of a minor repeat
application for Gary Smith (Par-
cel ID #06269-029R .85 acres
in S18, T9S, R11W), County
Attorney McFarland read the.
public hearing notice and called
for public comment. There being
no public comment, Commis-
sioner Traylor motioned to table

the minor replat of Gary Smith,
pending survey verifying acre-
age. Commissioner Barnes sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider a side-setback variance
for Gregory Butts (Parcel ID
#03210-OOOR .22 acres in S22,
T9S, R10W), County Attorney
McFarland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public .
comment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Tray-
lor motioned to table this vari-
ance request to encroach into
the side-setback. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider a road-setback variance
for Kenneth Collins (Parcel ID
#03583-000R .05 acres in S31,
T6S, R11W), County Attorney
McFarland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public
comment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Peters
motioned to table this variance
request for a variance encroach-
ing into the road setback. Com-
missioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
Code Enforcement Officer
April Hicks appeared before the
Board and reported that she has
received some information from
Waste Management regarding'
garbage pickup in the Cape San
Bias area. She stated that only
fifty-seven percent of residents
are signed up for garbage pick-
up. She recommended that the
Board approve mandatory gar-
bage pickup on C-30A, C-30B,
Highway 98 from the Bay County
line to the Franklin County line,
and all of the Cape San Blas
area, and require twice a week
pickup during the peak season
(March 15th through September
15th), with civil penalties im-
posed for violation. After further
discussion, Commissioner Wil-
hams motioned to proceed with
requiring mandatory pickup
in these areas, and adopt the
additional recommendations
after the mandatory pickup is
in place. Commissioner Peters
seconded the motion. County
Attorney McFarland stated that
the mandatory pickup will have
to be handled through the ordi-
nance process. The motion then
passed unanimously.
Road Department Superin-
tendent Knee requestedpermis-
sion to advertise to receive sealed
bids for two (2) wing mowers and
two (2) pickup, trucks to be paid
from the Road Department bud-
get. Commissioner Traylor mo-
tioned to approve this request.
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
Fl nr.r r Rj.: r :-rd ::.r, r.,. :
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schedule a' public hearing on
Thursday,' August -1-7, 2006 at
6:00 p.m., E.T. to discuss trans-
mittal and corrective amend-
ments to the Comprehensive
Plan. Commissioner Traylor mo-
tioned to approve this request.
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
Commissioner' Traylor mo-
tioned to lease a fire truck from
the White City Fire Department
for the Overstreet Fire Depart-
ment. After discussion, Com-
missioner Williams seconded
the motion, and it passed unani-
Commissioner Peters dis-
cussed that the Board must
find ways to cut expenditures
and reduce taxes. He stated
one way is to increase.revenue
at the landfill, and reduce the
ad valorem taxes that.are going
into the landfill budget (approxi-
mately $1.2 million). Commis-
sioner Peters discussed that the
County only charges the con-
tractors that use the landfill. He
read Florida Statute 403.7049
which states that each County
which provides solid waste col-
lection services encourages that
residential and non-residen-
tial users pay for the services.
Commissioner Peters motioned
to begin the process to change
tipping fees to $40 per ton for
residential, and $50 per ton for
contractors, effective October
1, 2006. Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion for discus-
sion. After further discussion,
Commissioner Traylor withdrew
his second, and Commissioner
Peters withdrew the motion.
Chairman McLemore ap-
pointed Commissioners Wil-
liams, Barnes, and Peters to
serve on the 2006 Value Adjust-
ment Board.
Commissioner Barnes dis-
cussed that there are approxi-
mately 30 street signs on C-30E
that are missing, and motioned
for the signs to be put back up
due to emergency situations.
Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion. Code Enforcement
Officer Hicks stated that she has
a list of the missing signs. Chief
Administrator Butler stated that
the County has a policy that
they only place signs on County
roads and not on private roads.
He stated that the developer is
responsible for placing the signs
in the new subdivisions. Upon
inquiry by Commissioner Tray-
lor, Chief Administrator Butler
stated that the blue signs are
for private roads, and the green
signs are for County roads. After
further discussion, the motion
passed unanimously.
Commissioner Barnes mo-
tioned to submit a letter to
Congressman Boyd and Repre-
sentative Martinez in support
of the 46th Test Wing at Eglin
Air Force Base. Commissioner
Peters seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously.

Commissioner Williams
stated that there have been
some extremely large billboards
placed on the Highway 98 cor-
ridor and in the Highland View
area. He stated that these bill
boards will change the landscape
of the coastline. Commissioner
Williams motioned to amend
the current sign ordinance, and
prohibit the extremely large
signs on the Highway 98 cor-
ridor along the coastline. Code
Enforcement Officer Hicks sug-
gested that the size of the signs
be decreased to half the current
size allowed. After further dis-
cussion, Commissioner Barnes
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously. County
Attorney McFarland stated that
this will have to be advertised
and set for public hearing.
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed the annexation process
with the City of Port St. Joe, and
motioned for the Board not to
agree to the annexation infor-
mation that is in the informa-
tion packet, and proceed with
stopping the process if the City
does not stop this annexation
process themselves. Commis-
sioner Traylor seconded the
motion for discussion. Upon in-
quiry by Commissioner Traylor,
Commissioner Williams stated
that the County has a pending
agreement with the City of Port
St. Joe to service areas, but they
have not followed through witi
this process nor met with the
Board on the status. He stated
that the engineers have just
started with the comprehensive
plan issues. He also stated that
they have no plan for their an-
nexation. County Attorney Mc-
Farland inquired as to how this
is affecting the DRI order, and
suggested that the City of Port
St. Joe be contacted on this is-
sue. After further discussion,
the motion passed 4-1, with
Commissioner Peters voting no.
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed the Interlocal Agreement
with the City of Port St. Joe re-
garding the sports complex. He
stated that he has discussed this
with the St. Joe Company, and
they are providing a seventy-fie
acre tract for the recreational
complex. Commissioner Wil-
liams motioned to add Eugene
Raffield to the committee to help
assist the Board. Commissioner
Peters seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously.
Commissioner Williams'
ri- forUct( al
d ,: u: : i e. pc [L:1 Ic-r p *:,'il
pr..te:t p r.m rnr. rand m:cn-rd.J
ior r_ ,- rhuJ-asdn rto .igrg o
when a Commissioner refuses
to sign and a majority vote ha-5
carried. Commissioner Traylor
seconded the mrno,.:r for disc l -
sion. Upon inquir, b% Commi.-
sioner Traylor, Commissiofief
V. illJ. a-r.. i_ r.-i Lithi r.hi a mOni'. '
c -, r,..It I-:.,c .r, .. them a- mir
d' aK C.:-.rr. i : roneri, rid

is r r. t- ri. aercsT. .:..i ae t
the money is spent, 'Mid'4lfi6
Commissioner disagrees, then
the majority vote supercedes;
After further discussion, the
m,.-t.:-, r. as.-d 4-1, with Com.-
missioner Peters voting no.

Code Enforcement Officer
H.:l rec:.mmera,'l- d th-at the
iigr -n *r..r .ar:.,e l .:, be amended
-;.: -l.:. r, :.ne i- gr per par-
:el -..,r.m,'.sioner wuuim sT,
motioned it:, appr.-Ce tI-is recom-
mendation, and to-give County
Attorney McFarland and Chief
Administrator Butler.permission
to make the necessary changes.
Commissioner Barnes seconded
the motion, and it passed unani-
mously. / \
Clerk Norris discussed that
Commissioner Peters does o6t
have the funds available to pay
the special project payments
from the previous meeting.
Dannie Bolden appeared-be-
fore the Board to discuss the AfD
fordable Housing Steering Com-
mittee meeting. He requested
that the recommendations be
placed in the next Agenda pack'
et. Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed that he woqld like for the
affordable housing plan to bei'ni
place by October 1, 2006. -
Commissioner Williams
complemented Chairman
McLemore for the handling of
the 2006-07 Budget Meetingi
that have been held.
Upon inquiry by Stuart Shoaf
regarding mandatory garbage
pickup on a county-wide basis,
Commissioner Williams stated
that the Highway 98 comdor.
Indian Pass, and Cape San Blas
areas are where they are hav-
ing the most problem's within tie
garbage pickup. Commissioner
Traylor discussed that they 'ill
be looking into mandatory gali
bage pickup county-wide. ... ,
Tom Graney appeared before
the Board and discussed that the
Highway 98 corridor issue came
about as a result of the T.D.C.
'and Code Enforcement Offices
receiving numerous complaints
about the tourists relating to the
garbage issue.
Daniel Griffin appeared be-
fore the Board and discussed
the closing of the major indus-
tries in Gulf County, and in-
quired about what the County
will do for employment for the
citizens. Commissioner Williams
discussed that this is a very im-
portant issue, and that he has
been talking with the E.D.C. Di-
rector on this issue.
There being no further busi-
ness, and upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, the meeting
did then adjourn at 7:15 p.m.,


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232 Reid Ave
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Lawn Er Laradscaping LLC
"When Quality Counts"
Landscape Design & Installation
Full Lawn Maintenance
Irrigation Installation & Repair
Commercial & Residential
Tractor Work, Rock Driveways, Water Features,.
Sod & Palm Trees
Office: (850) 647-2522

Landscape Design &
Consultation Services

Kay Kel ey
I1 Florida'Cerlified
Landscape Designer

Plan It before you Plant It!

706 First Street Port St. Joe '.,


Delivery Service
.. Same Day Pick Up & Delivery
I- Packages, Documents & Freight
Bay, Calhoun, Gulf & Liberty
Best Rates & Dependable Service
Office: (850) 769-8335
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Gregory S. Mick
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Termite & Pest
Termite Treatmeils restaurant
* Motel Flea Contol Confdomoiums -
SHouseold Pest C antrol, New Trelment.
Speclaizflg ain Vacation Renfol Properties
"Serving the Entire Area"',
Free Estimates
Do-ll-Yourself Pest Control Products

'Big jobs or small jobs."

"Let us bring your home to lifi'."
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Mobile: 850-227-5910
Office: 850-827-1888
Lots of References

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Real Estate Appraiser & Broker
Master Degree Business Administration .
State Certified General Appraiser
Broker LicenrseBK.,3'115
Including Consu ding Assignments Market Analysis
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B ayscapes..
Landscaping the yard of your
Irrigation design & installation
Specializing in brick paver'
driveways &
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Bayscapes Contractors,
All work done in house,
rio subcontractors



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Specializing in low, maintena sc-T anls apes and irrigation,
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Installation Sanding and Refinishing Repair Custom
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2100 Pets
2110- Pets: Free to
Good Home
2120 Pet Supplies
2130 Farm Animals/
2140 Pets/Livestock

Dogs & Cats
For Sale?

There are specific Flori-
da Statutes applicable
to the sale of dogs and
cats within the state or
transportated into the
state for the purpose, of
Please research Flori-
da Statute 828.29 (Dogs
and cats transported or
offered for sale; health
requirements; consumer
guarantee) before
you offer for sale a cat
.or dog.


English Bulldog puppies
AKC, born Sept 7th, Tak-
ing deposits, Can go
home Nov 2nd., Parents
onsite, $1500, 873-6032

3100 -Antiques
3110- Appliances
3120 Arts & Crafts
3130 Auctions
3140 Baby Items
3150 Building Supplies
3160 Business
3170- Collectibles
3180 Computers
3190 Electronics
3200 Firewood
321Q Free Pass it On
3220 Furniture
3230 Garage/Yard Sales
3240 Guns
3250 Good Things to Eat
3260 Health & Fitness
3270 Jewelry/Clothing
3280 Machinery/
3290 Medical Equipment
3300 Miscellaneous
3310 Musical Instruments
3320 Plants & Shrubs/
3330 Restaurant/Hotel'
3340 Sporting Goods
3350 Tickets (Buy & Sell)

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Opening available immedi-
ately for your 2 or 3 year
oldchild. Registered Fami-
ly Childcare Home. Excel-
lent program with experi-
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available Call Ms. Debbie
At Croft Family Childcare
at 229-7708. Please leave
message if no answer.

General Contractor De-
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Comh'/Resi. Land escv. &
clean up. Ext./Int. paint.
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pair. Leather match sofa
$50,. coffee table $25, 1
piece wall unit $25. Book-
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JJ: Pt. St. Joe 1105 Palm
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Moving Sale
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KK: Apalachicola Com-
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Sanitize, deodorize &
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Whole house technolo-
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Kent Forest
Arch & Cross.
marble-faced, side by side,
vaults, value $12K, will sell
pair for $10K. .Call
850-871- 0827 Till 5pm

Older washer and dryer,
works well, asking $25
each. Queen sized sleeper
sofa, $75. Call

Portable Building 12x10,
like new, $1200 obo. Can
be seen at 241 DeSoto in
St. Joe Beach Call 478-

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Time Country. Looking for
friends to play music. Eve-
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livery on Irg quantities. Call
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4100 Help Wanted
4110 Restaurants/Clubs
4120 Sales/Telemarketing
4130 Employment



The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners
is accepting applications
for a Staff Assistant in the
Administration Office. Ap-
plications & a complete
job description are avail in
our HR office or at www.
gulfcountyg government.
com Salary Range $10.35-
$12.00 based on experi-
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.


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!

| 4100

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.


0' Gulf Coast
0 Communty College

Evening Office Asst., PT,
Gulf/Franklin Center as-
sist with the operations of
the Gulf/Franklin Center
(answer phones, test proc-
tor, make copies), assist
students/professors. Hrs.
4 pm 10 pmr, Mon-Thur.
Requires HS diploma/
equivalent, enrollment as a
GCCC student preferred.
$7.01/hr. Open Until'Filled.
Additional info: http:/j
GCCC is an EA/EO/M/F/
Vet employer.


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
email resume to jed.taylor


Drivers Needed
for Rinker Materials Ready-
Mix Division. Drivers must
have Class A or B CDL Lic.
Best benefit package, ,paid
holidays, paid overtime.
Apply: 1901 B. E. 15th St.
PC or call 872-3510.


St. Joseph Care
Long-term care facility is
seeking professional in-
dividuals who have
compassion for the eld-
erly and enjoy working
to fill the following posi-
Floor Technicians
*Dietary Cook
*Certified Nursing Assts
Benefits Include:
Medical/ Dental/ Vision
Insurance/ Short Term/
Long Term Disability/
Company Paid Life
Insurance/ Paid Time
Off/ 401K Retirement
Plan/ Uniform Allow-
ance/ Referral Bonus/
Tuition Reimbursement/
Shift Differential.
Please Contact:
Carrie Harrison
.HR Director
220 9th Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 229-8244 Ext 105
(850) 229-7129 Fax

15 Unit Condominium on
Cape San Bias needs
1l.ar.ier-.arn..e person to
mow, inspect,, clean pool
and do general mainte-
nance. License/Insurance
required. Send resume to:
P0 Box 443, Port St Joe,
FL 32457. After resume re-
viewed, will call to arrange
property view and com-
pensation requirements.


HomeCare, Inc.
A & A has an immediate
opening for a FT RN.'Ben-
efits available. Great work
environment. Great hours.
A & A is a DFWP and EOR
Apply in person at: 211 N
Hwy 71 in Wewahitchka or
Fax resume to: 639-3337.


Therapist Needed
The Port Inn/Thirsty Goat
is now accepting applica-
tions for a part time bar-
tender. The ideal candi-
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Homeowners planning to
build a walkway, patio or
pool surround will find myr-
iad choices when selecting
materials, from products of
nature to man-made synthet-
There is the old standby,
natural stone, in a variety
of colors and shapes. Would
you like it irregular or cut to
Or you might go with
inexpensive bare concrete.
Too drab? Dress it up with
patterns or colors to mimic
other materials. Of course
you could choose pavers,
which make it easier to do
the job yourself.
Not dizzy yet? Consider
that the type of material you
choose can depend on the
area it will cover.
For example, it's best to
have a solid, level surface
for outdoor entertainment
areas such as patios. That's
because it's best to have a
smooth surface for safe walk-
ing, or tasks such as moving
patio chairs. With a rough
stone surface, that could be
Choices? Check out con-
crete or maybe a bonded
aggregate. which uses a fast-
grip resin to bond small peb-
bles to form a smooth sur-
face. These are also popular
as a resurface for repairing
cracked concrete surfaces.
For swinming-pool sur-
rounds you want a smooth
surface, but not one that is
slippery. You could use brick.
interlocking pavers or a flat
but not smooth or slippery
kAnd don't forget the syn-
thetics. These mnan-made
materials are smooth and
may even have non-slip char-
acteristics. A great many
of these can be found by

searching for "resurfacing" or
"concrete restoration" in the
phone book or online. They
are best applied over existing
- often damaged con-
You may find these mate-
rials referred to as "coat-
ings." They can range from
thousands of tiny pebbles
- sometimes arranged or
painted with patterns and
frequently held together by
adhesives, to one-color sur-
Mike Schram, a vice pres-
ident with CRS Installations,
headquartered in Laguna
Niguel, Calif., says he has a
concrete coating product that
seems to be unique.
"Most of what we do is a
limestone coating," Schram
said. "Originally developed
in Europe, it's actually a
liquid about 3/8-inch thick
when applied over a concrete
I Actually, to call it a lime-
stone coating is really not fair.
A combination of limestone,
minerals and polymers, it
allows a craftsman or artist
sufficient time to create a pat-
tern partly because it dries
Flagstone seems to be a
popular material.
Just ask Mike Linowski,
a sales representative for
Thompson Building Materials
in Orange. Calif.
"It's really hard to beat
natural stone or natural
materials cut especially for
something." he said. "You
often get colors and textures
that synthetics just can't pro-
Larry Bounds, owner
of Cleanline Landscape
Construction in Orange.
Calif.. and a contractor who
builds many home walkways,
patios and pool surrounds,
says one thing to consider
when choosing a material is
the amount of labor involved
in installing it.
"This can vary a lot." he

said. "People should have that
in mind when they're making
up their mind." Labor costs
could vary $2,000 to $3,000
or more.
There are some things
you may want to steer clear
of in certain situations, he
"Slate around a swim-
ming pool, for instance, may
look nice but it can be pretty
Concrete stamping is
another surface option. The
average stamping job costs
about $85 per square foot.
(That does not include any
repair work that has to be
done.) In effect, a hand stamp
creates a pattern in the wet
(or .curing) concrete.
If style and cost are
determining factors in what
a homeowner chooses for a
material, it's also important
to have the right foundation
for it. This can vary from a
poured layer of concrete to a
sand bed or mortar for pav-
ers. Foundations are a key to
preventing cracks.
If you already have a
cracked or faded patio or
pool deck, you might want to
check out some of the new
material choices for repairs.
Craftsmanship Workshop
in Mission Viejo, Calif.,
restores damaged or faded
"If you have a patio or
pool deck where the sur-
face is broken, we come In
and put a decorative overlay
on it." said Buzz Evans, the
About four years ago.
Johnson started using a
"micro-topping." Instead of
sand being mixed into the
concrete, he mixes in marble
dust. "It's not dirty and rough;
it's completely smooth," he
said. "We stain and put pat-
terns into it, make it look like
marble or travertine. It has a
smooth surface like polished

PATTERN PLENTY: Decorative floor at Thompson Building Materials Design Center in Orange, Calif.,
shows off the many options available for exterior home surfaces.

Weigh pros, cons of surface material before choosing

Freedom' News Service
There are advantages and disadvantages to the major
surface materials you might purchase for your home's walk-
way, -patio floor and pool surround. Here's a look:
Natural stone: It is really hard to beat natural stone
in any exterior home environment. It is durable, attrac-
tive and requires little maintenance, which is why it is the
choice of most homeowners.
One of the best advantages of natural stone is the
variety of colors and textures available, from black to yel-
low, even blue.
Another advantage is natural stone's look, with its
often irregular shapes and patterns. You can have it cut in
almost, any way. Cut stone is sometimes more expensive
because of the labor involved in cutting it. That is some-
times offset by the relative ease of its installation compared
with uncut stone. Stone is installed using mortar or a sand
The downside? It can be a bit ex.pensise. easily run-
ning 810-S25 per square foot for the most popular varlet
ies. such as 1agstone Other popular. even pricier materials
ticlude granite and marble. although the% are more popular
for such surfaces as countertops than for exterior applica-
Concrete: A bit advantage can be the price Bare
concrete can run as lotV as S4 3 square foot
Co;st rise lfotiu choose stamped colored cr aggregate
concrete and c:an easdl, reach S20 a square foot or more
Available mi poured or pre-cast secuons. concrete
does have a tendency to crack over utme. especially in areas
where earth movement or settling is common iMlaybe that's
,why there are so many 'concrete restoration specialists
when you look through the phone book I The key to a long-
lasting concrete application is proper installauon. often
with up to SL\ inches of compacted gravel 'and and.or
in areas where earth movement is substantial the
installation involves reinforced iron rebar and tension
cables Such an application is often called "post tension It
allows for a limited amount of expansion and contraction.
thus avoiding or minmizing the number of cracks.
Another disadvantage to bare concrete is that it can
fade over rame. That makes it almost impossible to add
nec concrete to enlarge the area. the new and the faded old

concrete will Just not match.
Stamped concrete offers an almost limitless choice of
patterns, and can mimic the look of brick or natural stone
when stained.
Pavers: Made from old brick or concrete, pavers
come in a variety of shapes and can be installed with or
without mortar. If you are not using mortar between the
paving bricks, a sand bed is applied and then firmed up
using a tamping machine or by hand for smaller jobs. After
the pavers are laid out, sand is spread over them and swept.
into the cracks between.
The advantage is that this can be done by any hom- '
eowner using a minimum of tools.
The disadvantages include occasional shifting of the
pavers or erosion of the sand. In either case, it can provide
an environment for weeds to grow between the pavers. I
One of the biggest advantages to pavers Is that they
can add a traditional look in any application.
Another advantage is that some pavers can be'made ';
so porous that there is almost no water buildup: it passes
right through them
Brnck papers run about SS.S20 a square foot FPaers
made of used brick can run as high as S26 a square foot
Concrete pavers onr, an installed sand bed may run
88-.S9 a square loot If pavers are set wlth mortar. the cost
rises to about SI 1-SI5 a square foot
Alternatives: Bey.ond natural materials for surfaces
you will find syntheuic applications usually with a cement
base These include exposed aggregate or special coatings.
The synthetics ailow for a wide varterv of colors. styles I
and patterns
They can be made to look like many "natural' materti
als such as brick. many types of stone. ile and even wood
Because there are so many choices. it Is difficult to quote a
price range The synthetics are typically a third to a hali as
expensive as natural counterparts
Aggregate is a pebbleUlike surface that Is held together
with polymers (clear or colored adbesi\esl The aggregate
can be natural or man-made
This Is not a new process It began in the early 1900s.
There are now. however. a great number of methods and
styles as well as ways of combining it with other concrete
decorative treatments
Today's special coatings on stamped concrete or
exposed aggregate. not only protect and often adhere the
surface elements together. but often are highly decorative. .

Letter of Appreciation and Expectation

The Citizens For Reduced Taxes wish to thank Chairman McLemore, Commissioners Peters, Traylor, Barnes

and Williams and the Department Heads for listening to the people of our County and working to find a way

to stop the continued budget growth and begin a process to reduce the County budget.

The first 2007 proposed budget submitted by all County Departments and Constitutional Officers was a re-

cord recommended increase of $6,820,000.00 soaring the budget to a unprecedented $ 20,320,915.00. After

numerous public meetings, and three budget proposals, Commissioners not only eliminated the proposed in-

crease, but actually reduced the budget to below the 2005-2006 budget. In addition, they have instituted poli-

cies and procedures which will hold everyone more accountable in the future.

The Cape is the only area in the county experiencing any increase from their self imposed vote for Beach

Re-Nourishment. This budget adjustment does not affect any other area and they will receive grant money for

this cost.

Citizens for Reduced Taxes view this year's budgeting effort as a major step in the right direction to stop

the bleeding of wasteful County spending and hope these changes will discover other uncontrolled costs in ar-

eas of concern which to date have been very difficult to identify.

We pledge to continue our watch and offer assistance to the County beyond this year. Further, we intend to

become involved with The School Board, City of Port St Joe and Wewahitchka regarding issues in their bud-


Again, Thank You Commissioners for your leadership, we appreciate this major

accomplishment to begin the repair of our budget.


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more valuable with the
market softening in recent
months. The sheer expan-
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bad thing, he said.
In turn, he is reaching
out to realtors and devel-
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action. Folks interested in
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Birmingham," Rowlett said.
"We are getting calls from
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people asking about Port
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required just 10 min-
utes to set-up the lights
and camera in the Mexico
Beach town home. After the
relaxed conversation with
Shoaf, Soules roamed the
home taking shots of every
nook and crevice.
They packed up in a
double time and they were
off to another location.
"We're pretty mobile,"
Rowlett said. "We've done
as many as four in a day,
sometimes six and eight in
a week."
The raw footage is
taken back to a studio
Rowlett and his son Cody
have created and called

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Tim Croft'The Star
Set up requires little time. Rowlett and crew have done as many as four profiles a day, six to eight in any given week.

Tim Croft/The Star
After a discussion about highlights of the area, Bill Soules
takes the camera and begins to roam the home, capturing the
high points of the property being profiled.


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Recent research has show n that students %\ ho use the new spaper
in school scored 10(% hiTher on standardized achievement
tests than students in schools that had no NIE programs.*
Star Publications, a believer in life-long learning and quality.
education, has developed educational services to promote literacy and
learning. New spaper In Education provides sponsored new spapers
and curriculum guides as tools for instruction to teachers and students
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w ith the paper absolutely free. It \ ill encourage students to develop
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counties. If you have any questions, please call Nancy Pettie, NIE
Coordinator. at 850-227-7845.

:Measuring Success 2003

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St. Joe Media, LLC for
editing and creation of the
30-minute show, complete
with closed-captioning, that
will be express mailed to
Channel-7 and the Men's
St. Joe Media offers the
closed-captioning service to
any outside video produc-
tion company.
The Rowletts have plans
to move their entire opera-
tion including their own
real estate company into
a larger building with com-
plete production studio in
the coming months.

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