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The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: October 12, 2006
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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68th Year, Number 51 Port St. Joe, FL 3 Sections 38 Pages

To The Bat Cave 1B

October 12, 2006

Sunday Sale of Alcohol in


Topic of City Commission Last Week

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
The debate over the Sunday sale of
alcohol inside the city limits of Port St.
Joe came to a head last Tuesday, when city
Commissioners passed a motion to amend
the current city ordinance prohibiting alco-
hol sales in Port St. Joe on Sunday.
As Mayor Frank Pate told the small
audience in attendance, "This doesn't mean
it passed tonight at all. We first must have

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public hearings and public readings."
Commissioner John Reeves raised the
question of Sunday alcohol sales as one
of the last items of business, at the end of
the meeting.
Reeves made a motion to change the
hours of sale inside the city to 1 p.m.
on Sunday, as it is in the rest of Gulf
Commissioner Benny Roberts imme-
diately asked Reeves if he would "go along

with a [citywide] referendum," and Reeves
replied "No. You saw what it did years
ago, and I don't want it to divide the city
After much discussion back and forth
between Reeves and Roberts, Commissioner
Rachel Crews spoke up, saying "I'd like a
referendum, but often people in the city
won't vote. I have no problem with people
buying alcohol to consume on Sunday."
Roberts shot back, "If people have the

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I Local photographer Debbie Hooper recently snapped this double rainbow near the grounds of the Cape San Bias Lighthouse.

Port Dream Entering Fast-Flowing Waters

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

'In a pubic meeting Monday. the Port
St.- Joe Port Authority presented its
updated port master plan to Port St. Joe
Mayor Frank Pate and passed a unani-
mous motion to formally approve the plan
update and transmit it to the city of Port
St. Joe for its approval.
According to Port Authority board
chairman AllMien Cox. of CQ Developments
In Port St. Joe, the original 2003 port mas-
ter plan agrees with the proposals outlined
in the final draft presented at the hearing.
' The next step In the implefnentatiorr of
the port plan is to purchase Parcels A and
B. as marked in the plan, from the St. Joe
Company dredge the canal and build a
bulkhead for offloading of cargo.
Parcel B, about 10 acres, is the most
affordable and provides the quickest start-
up of operations, according t Cox. Parcel
B is on the east side of the Gulf County
banal, across from Raffield and Woods
Fisheries. and bounded by U.S. 98. CR
382 (Industrial Road), the sediment pond
at the city wastewater treatment plan and

the canal.
The Port St. Joe
Port Authority has
been working with the
Port of Panama City
to try to develop itself
into a regional, port
for intermodal activ-
ity "from Washington
County on down,"
according to Cox.
Port Director
Tommy Pitts said that
the Port Authority
expected to close on
the property before
the end of November
and also to close on a
commercial loan and
receive the applied-for
tax-exempt status.
"The acquisition
of the property opens
doors to grants and
government dollars,"
Pitts said. "We need
to pursue permitting
(See PORT on Page 8A)

right to vote, then it's the way to decide
this thing; otherwise you're letting three or
five people decide the issue."
Downtown Redevelopment Agency
director Gail Alsobrook told the commis-
sioners that large restaurants would not
come to Port St. Joe because of the ban on
Sunday alcohol sales. "It affects revenue;"
she said.
City commissioner David Horton spoke
up then, stating he was opposed to the sale

(See SUNDAY SALES on Page 6A)

Stump Hole Road

Project Offers

Nothing New
By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
It seemed like the same song, same verse,
according to several people who attended the
public hearing last week for the Stump Hole
road project.
County Road 30-E, the only road to
the Cape San Blas area and St. Joseph
Peninsula, was the focus of county and state
officials as engineers for the project present-
ed options for stabilizing and correcting the
erosion problem of the section known as the
Stump Hole.
The portion of C.R.30-E, as it takes its
final sharp curve onto the peninsula at the
rock escarpment. has been consistently dam-
aged. flooded and washed out during mul-
tiple storms in the last two decades.
About 40 people attended the public
hearing last week presented by Florida
Department of Transportation (FDOT) and
\'olkert Environmental Group. Inc.. the envi-
ronmnental engineering firm out of Mobile, Al.,
hired to develop options and plans of action.
As people looked at several large maps
of the project site. Gulf County Emergency
Management Director Marshall Nelson and
Gulf County administrator Don Butler agreed
that the options shown were "the same thing
as they proposed' years ago when we did the
evacuation plan in November of 1998."
Linda Bookout, Volkert project manager,
gave a slide presentation that offered four
1) No build, meaning do nothing to the
existing road except continue to maintain and
repair it as necessary; ;
2) Roadway relocation, moving the exist-
ing roadbed approximately 300 feet to the
east (toward St. Joseph Bay), and adding
armored protection on both sides of the new
3) Reinforce the existing seawall with
much bigger rocks;
4) Build a bridge from just north of the
Cape San Blas beach re-nourishment project
to the Stump Hole to elevate the road.
In explaining the options, Bookout said
that the state's Coastal Barrier Resources
Act "will not permit the addition of any more
lanes to the road, and a bigger road is not
needed, according to the (traffic) numbers."
She also said the environmental impact,
which she termed "medium," was "basically
the same for all four (alternatives)," and that
Volkert would present their recommended
choice of options in April of 2007 at a public
Bookout then told the audience she
would take public comments, but was not
taking questions at the meeting. The audi-
ence indicated its unhappiness with audible
Nelson commented that he would like
to see a fourth option added: to join forces

(See STUMP HOLE on Page 7A)

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By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Stephane Breitwieser was
a 31-year-old art thief with a
taste for the 16th and 171' cen-
tury masters.
After a six-year stint rip-
ping off European art muse-
ums in broad daylight, he
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in Lucerne, Switzerland.

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some of the world's most
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Breitwieser had stashed
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room in his mother Mireille's
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Following her son's arrest,
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She had other plans for
the paintings, which she cut
into pieces and ran through
the garbage disposal. Others
she placed at the bottom of
her trash can.
The police managed to
recover 110 pieces, but anoth-
er 60 were unaccounted for
following Mireille Breitwieser's
Among the missing was
Francois Boucher's Sleeping
Shepherd, a vibrant pastoral
scene which depicts a young
shepherd, a reclining, bare-
chested beauty and a few
sleepy-eyed sheep.
The art world mourned
the loss of the bucolic master-
work, but Beacon Hill resident
Dorothy Ingram shed not a
single tear.
There was no cause for
sadness because Ingram could
view the work merely by glanc-
ing at her dining room wall.
There, beneath a gilded
frame, rested Boucher's mas-
terpiece rendered in 1.8 mil-
lion stitches of brilliantly-hued
Ingram created the tap-
estry in 1974, a time when
Breitwieser likely pulled his
first heist at the neighborhood
candy store.
When it comes to Gobelin
tapestries, Ingram is an artist
herself, as evidenced by the
scores of framed works that

adorn her home.
She undertook her first
tapestry in the mid-1960s,
after already mastering cro-
chet and knitting.
Named for the kind of tap-
estries woven at the Gobelins
Tapestry Manufactory in Paris,
France, Gobelins have a rich
Gobelins were celebrated
as the finest tapestries pro-
duced in Europe in the 1600s
and 1700s. They depicted
works of the era's most sought-
after painters.
Ingram marvels at the
weavers' skills, who created
masterpieces under less-than-
desirable conditions.
"Those ladies then didn't
have any lights. They did it by
candlelight and they did beau-
tiful work," said Ingram.
Ingram employs a pair
of glasses to count each tiny
stitch. Some of the patterns,
ordered from German cata-
logues, require 16 stitches per
The work is long and
laborious and requires greater
than average patience.
It took Ingram over a

Beacon Hill resident Dorothy Ingram completed this Goblin
tapestry in 1974. The image is taken from French Rococo artist
Francois Boucher's Sleeping Beauty.

year to complete the Sleeping
Shepherd, working eight to 12
hours per day.
She recently spent the last
nine months working on a
series of tapestries that depict
the four seasons, the Bavarian
countryside and other German
Ingram's favorite features a
tearful young boy who reminds
her of her son, 'Junior."
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County Commissioners

Wrestle with Fire Protection

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

Fire protection, dogs
on the beaches and medi-
cal care for county inmates
topped an otherwise mun-
-dane agenda for Tuesday's
regular bi-monthly meet-
ihg of the Gulf County
County attorney Tim
'McFarland read a resolu-
tion setting minimum coun-
ty fire hydrant pressure in
various areas, which com-
missioners adopted unani-
mously 4-0.
Commissioner Jerry
, Barnes was not present due
to family illness.
Commissioner Bill
Williams said the board
,did not need to approve
any medium or: high: den-
'sity developments in the
county until the standards,
which are set by the state
Lfire marshal, are met.
He said that county
engineers agree the stan-
dards are possible to
achieve and are now work-
ing on producing 400-500
S,.pounds per square inch of
water pressure.
The standards ranged
from a required flow of 170
. .gallons .per minute at Jones
-Homestead to 260 gallons
- per minute at Indian Pass
.and 400 gallons per minute
at Overstreet.

Commissioner Nathan
Peters then segued to dogs
on the beaches when he
asked McFarland about
county laws prohibit-
ing canines in the coastal
McFarland informed
the board that, although
the county did have a leash
law, it did not have any
laws prohibiting dogs on
county beaches.
When Peters proposed
a motion to ban dogs from
county beaches, he was met
with a polite but solid wall
of dissent from the remain-
der of the board.
After a few minutes of
discussion extolling the
economic benefits of dogs
on county beaches, and the
description of Bay County
and Mexico Beach as exam-
ples of what not to do,
commissioners agreed that
there was a problem with
dogs running loose and
irresponsible pet owners
who do not pick up after
their dogs.
Commissioners unani-
mously agreed to imme-
diately work together to
strengthen existing policies
and set other solutions in
Williams said he was
already working with the
Piggly Wiggly and the St.
Joe Bay Humane Society
to find a way to use recy-

cled plastic bags and to
place bag facilities at every
trash can location along the
county's beaches, so that
pet owners could use the
bags for waste disposal.
In other business:
Commission chair-
man Carmen McLemore
and Williams agreed to
work together to outline
a plan to handle county
inmate medical care differ-
ently and less expensively.
Since counties are
required by state law to pay
for prisoner medical care,
Williams told the board
that it had to find a way to
cut medical costs for pris-
Even though the county
pays a county health depart-
ment physician 825,000
per year to tend to county
prisoners, "We're sending
prisoners everywhere and
they are getting better med-
ical benefits than the audi-
ence," said Williams. "We're
not getting the 'bite' for the
$25,000 that we should."
McLemore suggested
that since Williams had
experience in health care,
and he. [McLemore], .,had
experience with prisoners.
that they should work on
finding a solution for the
Gulf County Economic
Development Council
(EDC) representatives Alan

McNair and Jim Townsend,
and county grant writer
Loretta Costin presented
the county's strategic eco-
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2006-2008 to the board
and asked that they adopt
it and set the program in
The board unanimous-
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included the previously pro-
posed EDC plan, as well.
Williams also made
the motion, which passed
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4A The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, October 12, 2006

Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years

Sunday Showdown

Certainly there is no lack of compelling
arguments on all sides of the debate over
Sunday alcohol sales in the City of Port St.
City commissioners provided something
of a preview of what surely will be vocal
weeks ahead last Tuesday in deciding to
amend ordinances to permit Sunday sales
after 1 p.m.
For example, we have rarely, if 'ever,
heard Commissioner David Horton speak at
such length and with such passion as he did
in opposing his was the lone vote of dis-
sent to Sunday alcohol sales of any kind.
Horton's views reflected those, expressed
in no less strong terms, of several others who
spoke to staff writer Despina Williams for her
excellent piece a few weeks back on the his-
tory of Sunday "blue" laws in Gulf County.
A viewpoint based on faith, that Sunday
is a sacred day for many, that the mere idea
of selling or consuming alcohol is anathema,
is a heartfelt one deserving of respect.
Now, we would be pleased if Mr. Horton's
passion emerged over such issues as playing
with election laws in mid-cycle or providing
genuine tax 'relief for burdened taxpayers,
but his view on Sunday alcohol is not to be
Actually, Mr. Horton provides some grist
for digressing into other areas where a ban
on alcohol sales and consumption finds trac-
tion for us.
A requirement that any local elected
official abstain on those days when they face
decisions which impact his or her commu-:
nity and the folks who live in that community
doesn't seem much of a stretch.
We have oft times wondered what a
breathalyzer test administered to any group
of commissioners prior to beginning a meet-
ing might reveal and how such tests might
compel more statesmanlike and wise. dis-
course and decisions..
If-nothing else, Mr. Horton's vote was one
of conscience.
What to make of that of Commissioner'
Benny Roberts' vote is another matter.
My. Roberts chose to vote i\ith the major-
ity in favor of amending the alcohol ordinance
in order, he stated, to maintain the ability to
revisit the issue domi the line.
Two things strike us about that vote.
For starters, it's hard to resist the con-
cept that Mr. Roberts harbors the belief that
at --ome point he will have carried on enough

The recent Homeconmmug' football festiities
prompted someone to ask about my, most
memorable Hoimecoming event. They politely
stopped short of saying i was _et-ing old,. but they%
had to go on and add you must hate so many what
with all the Homeconungs \ou have experienced
over the years."
Listen, Iv.as just twvo wagons back and wan ng
to the little kids that lined the parade route when
the fight broke out between Mary E. Pendleton and
Trudy Roblear. That was around 1964. but folks
are still talking' about it,up in that neck of the
woods. .
Ricky Lynn said later it had been building for
weeks. Mary E and Arlo Cunninghamn had dated
pretty steady for most of the summer. We had
some couples in the;school who seemed made for
each other Rick Wright and Ruth Crocker were a
perfect match Bobb' Brewer and Nola Purcell just
looked like they belonged together Wesley Beal and
.Ann Carol McCaleb were both good looking and
athletic Maryn E. arid Arlo didn't fit in the "right.
match" datmn game. Mary E was a little big for
her age. and pushy Arlo was skinny as a rail and
bashful as a possum in the sunshine.
And now that Rickyh mentioned it. I had seen
Trudy and Arlo conversing in the back of Miss
Polly's fourth period class. I figured they were just
trvuig to make sense out of what that Chaucer guy
was trying to pass off as English. And I heard that
Mary E and Arlo had gotten into some kind of
shouting contest after lunch one day but Mary E
was always shouting about something
I was trying to Iocus on the Milan High Bulldogs
and. as Coach Scott reminded us every five seconds
or so. not to get "caught up in this Homecoming
stuff". Course I kinda needed a date for the dance.
I asked Panm Collins. She laughed. I always thought
her eyes set a little too close together..
-"If you get your minds right." I can hear Coach
Scott's Monday afternoon pre-practice speech like
it was yesterday. "There ain't nothing this team
can't do. But you can't get side tracked with all
this Homecoining crudmudgen! We've got to focus
on the Bulldogs! The game is the only thing that
matterss" -.
I asked Ruth Ann Wiley to dthe dance She
stuttered and stammered and then quickly

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of a commission-meeting-within-a-commis-
sion-meeting as has happened too often
in the past in the ears of Commissioner
Rachel Crews to sway her vote from a yea to
a nay.
A fair interpretation of events this spring
would surmise that is exactly what happened
when the City Commission played fast and
loose with the election rules in the middle of
the election cycle.
We'll leave aside the lack of respect and
professionalism for the other commission-
ers this whispering-in-the-corner lobbying
implies to simply say
this: With everythi
All commission- local elected
ers are elected to cast
votes which represent have on their
their constituency tating Sunday
and their viewpoint.
And such whisper- laWS SeemsS t
ing discussions are far down a lis
as much a violation orities compa
of the spirit of the co p
state's open meeting, massive infra
laws as a conclave needs, facility
in the back room to
hammer out a deal. able housing
Put it this way ing tangible t
- the sooner the
Commission ends as to be invis
months of discussion
and pricing of a sound system for the meeting
chambers and actually installs one, the better
for the commissioners and the public.
Further, for Mr. Roberts to vote one way.
to reverse course later smacks of the kind
of maneuvering that pervades Tallahassee
and Washington and of which people are
Local politics, maybe more than at any
level of government, is about accountability.
Playing a game of roulette with Robert's
Rules of Order seems a glorified game of
dodge ball, better suited for the playground
than a Commission meeting.
To return to the beginning, we would
offer that the various arguments against
relaxing Sunday "blue" laws are trumped
by viewpoints alternately offered by Mayor
Frank Pate and Commissioner John Reeves.
Pate emphasized fundamental fairness:
business owners who pay the same amount
for liquor licenses but operate on ,an uneven
playing field due to the vagaries of municipal
and county ordinjances on liquor sales.,

Reeves' argument can be boiled
this, in our mind less government.
Government already wastes far to
time and taxpayer money dictating
how they must conduct business, ho
property can be used, how their hom
be constructed, where garbage barre
be placed and what they can and can
their own living rooms.
Government already soaks the
line for businesses without, say, telling
Coastal Grill and 30 odd employees t]
must lose a day's receipts and wages.
And those
ng that our contend that if
officials represents a
or-break day, i
plate, dic- to choose
"blue" line of work,
never worked
o exist so and beverage;
t of pri- demonstrate a
irfed to sal lack of res]
iread to hard-working
structure ness owners an
eating afford- I employees.
a With eve
and provid- that our local
ax relief ... officials have o
ible. plate, dictating
ible. "blue" laws se
exist so far dow
of priorities compared to massive inf
ture needs, facilitating affordable
and providing tangible tax relief, to
just a few, as to be invisible.
Government is about providing,
services to and protection for its c
Beyond that, everything is a reach.
Dictating to people when and whi
may purchase alcohol, food, cable te
or running shoes, for that matter, is
commissioners' charge, no matter hoN
they feel otherwise.
Business ;owners should choc
themselves whether to sell. alcohol or
Sunday. Likewise, for consumers, tI
personal choice, not just on Sunday
other six days of the week.
Consider it as something of
And government our local elec
cials, in particular has little business.
,ingto the public about degrees of resp
itv and accountability.

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remembered that her first cousin from Paducah.:
was comingto spend the week-end. Ruth Ann wore
V too much make- up to suit me anyway.
I "What is crudmudgen?" B.1illy Barksdale
was beside me as we lined up for. the opening
calhsthenics. I had never heard of the word
"I think," we were pairuig oif for the board
drills when John Ingram answered. "it's anything
that is not football."
S.I thought he was quoting Chaucer."
At the end of practice we gathered up around
Coach Scott, "Men, those Milan Bulldogs' are
Just four days away! Don't let them come in here,
and take anything from you! And for goodness
sakes, keep your focus! Don't get caught up in the
crudmudgen!" -.
I asked Charlotte Melton if she'd like to go to
the dance "Uh. oh. Kes.uh I've got a rodeo over in
Sikeston and I may not get back in time." Charlotte.
was a little toc short for my taste..
I didn't think too much about it on Tuesday
when I saw Arlo come out of the, lunch room
talking to Trudy. I knew Mary, E. went on the home
economics field trip. And I figured in study hall
Wednesday Trudy w\as just giving Arlo a little help
with his Spanish.
I had more pressing things. I had to get ready
for the Bulldogs. Aid I asked Jane Hill to the dance
"I'm sorry Kes. but daddy said he would kill me If I
ever went out with you." I don't know to tins day if
Tni still mad at Jane..or Mr. Hil...
Wednesday mrght at the float Arlo was handing
them little streamer things'to .both Mary E. and
Trudy! I didn't hang around long. Too much
crudmudgen! I moseyed over to the sophomore

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float to. see if Cynthia Wheat had a da
Thursday night at the pep rally I
Mary E wasn't happy about something
she w\as. ust working herself up into a fr
the invading Bulldogs...
The big mistake. Ricky Lynn said al
all over. was putting Manry E right in fron
in the parade. The parade started at sc
tien it meandered downto, town, loope
the square and made its way back up
Street and ended beside the elementary
The football players all rode together onM
big flat bedded wagon. I was the last one
trying to get LaRenda Bradfield's attention
she wanted to go to the dance. So I didn't
commotion up ahead until Mr. Brooks ab
on the brakes.
We hadn't even gotten to the Pre
Church! No, ne was right sure whether T
something or if Mary E. just picked that n
'explain some things" to her about Arlo
on both sides of the street said later tha
turned loose of those painted blue build
around, and jumped right across the hood
Joe Stafiord's Corvette and grabbed Tru
hair. Trudy was giving up about forty po
she had hauled hay and cleared ditches
rest of us for years. She wasn't about to
They tumbled out of. the car and rol
the curb swinging and gouging and kick
umnped off the wagon and sprinted to the,
JohnsonJous and Harlan McElroy got be
before too much damage had been done!
It stopped dhe whole parade for twenty
We onl\ had one police car and it was wa'
front of the line by the City Caf6. While
restoring order I asked Graylene LemoI
had any plans for later on that evening..
Coach Scott was as mad after the gami
ever seen him, "'You boys didn't try to win
your focus! The crudmudgen ate you ali
one of you had the gumption and backbone
E. Pendleton, we'd a-beafem forty to noti
He had a point, or two..
Respectfully, -

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Business Cheerleaders
Some month's back The Star underwent a
redesign which we hoped would make the paper
a little more user-friendly and provide additional
opportunities to expand coverage in some areas.
One of those areas, a high priority for us, was
in the private business sector.
The foundation for that is in our belief that
we are a community newspaper, charged not only
with attempting to explain and put in context
issues impacting county residents, but also to
tell some of the stories about the people who live,
work, play and do business here.
We humbly admit we have just scratched the
surface, the product, at least in part, of a small
staff, but more so due to the almost infinite num-
'ber of potential stories, of people to profile, events'
to cover, in this county.
I will be the first to admit that when I moved
fromlnBay County to Gulf County I had little, grasp
of the number and diversity of interesting stories-
to write, people to report on. It's one of the rea-
sons I choose to stay and hope to leave this Earth
'And, yes. that even includes the local govern-
ing commissions, -the reason for vtuch I would
characterize as a cross between comic relief and
outright chagrin.
In any case, I now digress; for' which I am

rastruc- prone.
housing When we were considering the redesign and
tick off the almost endless possibilities of what could be
an aspect of changing the look of the newspaper,
g basic. ,earmarking the three sections was an important
citizens. part of the discuisslioni 'i; '
S. d As a group decision, the third section, C, we
S decided should be an arena for business news,
ere they mostly local, but also with smattering of regional,
revision state and even national business news, where it
s not in had some application for Gulf County.
wn much As circumstances often dictate, that. section
took on, inrour mind. even greater importance .as
ose for the real estate market softened and as property
r not on taxes. insurance costs and other factors put small
his is a businesses mn peril. -
but the Until and at such time as the county's top
employers no longer are the prison system and
a glass government we are pulling for you Taunton
Truss this county remains one with an economic
ted offi-. engine greased by small businesses.
Bluntly. it is one of things that most attracted
s dictat- many some at this paper and typing these words
)onsibdl- t hfilded.t- .to the, area. the...smalltown feeLof
.. -: knowing your hair stylist, your insurance agent.
the couple you purchase groceries from,npn a first
name basis
And as large as Taunton Truss has grown,
that is a tribute to a foundation which was, and
m most ways remains, a mom-and-pop and chil-
dren operation
te for the Taking all these factors into account, there-
fore. we at the newspaper saw as part of our
could tell responsibility to cheerlead for local businesses
I figured and the C section of the paper provided, almost by
enzy over coincidence, the perfect platform.
Neter did we perceive it as in some way
fter it was undermining advertising or undercutting the
t of TrudV understanding that the newspaper Is, bang for the
ho. And buck. the best forum to let folks in the community
:d around know their purchasing options.
d around We saw the C section, rather, as a supplement
Stonewall to thaL at a critical time for small.businesses, fol-
schoo l. lowmig a line o thinking offered again and again by
Son-Iwas the county Chamber of Commerce buy local.
n to see if Keep dollars m Gulf County by purchasing
Notice ti' and spending locally. from the businesses that line
rl put Reid Alenue. U.S. 98 or Hwyt. 71 in Wewahitchka.
r.piY put Loathe as I might be to admit that sometimes
sbyteran. there is no plan but there was no plan to anyiof
rud sad Mthis. Just a belief in wanting to be part of a solution
.r to for small businesses. '
moment There asnopolitics, no who-do-you-know,
Witnesses no baking of goodies or purchasing of flowers
it Mary E. reqred .
ogsf spun In fact, I rould dare say that m profiling busl-
d of Nickh nesses each week, Marie Logan, Despina Williams
dyby the and I have made a number of newaqqAntws.
fundss but made hewiriends. ;.-' ,. ".
with the Now. a weekly newspaper comes with two
lay, down fundamental constraints.
; Once a week we have an opportunity to cheer-
led up on lead for local business, but each week the breadth
ng. We all of those cheers is by nature of the newspaper's
scene. M space limited.
etweenem We can't get every business in every week.
m On the flip side, however, there are 52 weeks
Minutes! each year which provide over the course of one,.
up at the five, 10 years a boundless number of opportuni-
they were ties to profile businesses up and down and across
nds ifshe the county.
So while readers have learned much about a
aeaslhad number ofnew, and some established, businesses
You lost' over the past few months, we understand and are
ve! If just delighted that there is still much more to learn.
te of Mary Therefore, in the coming weeks and months,
hingl" we'll celebrate the three-year anniversary and the
opening for lunch by Sunset Coastal Grill, we'll
explain what Clay Keels has done with three busi-
nesses he's,mergedo under.one.brand.
We'll write about the new methods of dentistry
K that Frank May offers to keep.patients from having
to drive to Panama City, what exactly Coast2Coist
is and why Donamelia, the only day spa in -the
county, would make a great gift idea for the hqJi-

And again, we will just be touching the surface
and itching for more.
Let me bottom line it in this fashion news-
papers remain the most viable, cost-efficient apd
broad-based form of advertising in the commu-
We. on the editorial side. are just trying to
complement that by providing a bit of cheerlead-
And if we haven't knocked on the door of your
business yet, rest assured we will be soon and in
full voice.

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Minority Test Scores
Dear editor,
I was sad to hear about
the test scores in Port St.
Joe's school system.
I graduated from St. Joe
High, and remember what a
great school system we had.
This will be my fifth year
working with Elementary
school kids in Jacksonville,
Fl. The students that I work
with are having trouble with
reading. I work one day a
week, and have 7 teacher's
students to work with during
this time. There are about 24
students that I work with.
There are great improve-
ments on their reading ability
each week. Their self-confi-
dence improves, and they feel
better being in the classroom
with the other kids.
Please, have volunteers
come to the school and help
.'out. This is an excellent way
to reach these students. A few
hours a week or day will do
wonderful things for them.
.Their future could be totally
turned around, and what a

blessing this would be.
Five years ago, I wanted
to help make a difference. I
contacted the guidance coun-
sel at the school, and asked
how I could help. We put
together a plan, and started
from there.
I hope this suggestion
will be looked at and imple-

Wayne Miller
Class of '60
Jacksonville, Fl

Commissioner Writes
Dear Mr. Editor,

I received this email from
a dear friend concerning my
position on alcohol sales on
Sunday. I will refer to this
person as a dear friend in my
reply. He sent an email that
has been circulating among
some area churches referenc-
ing what "may" be the cause
of increased accidents in New
Mexico that changed the sale
of alcohol on Sundays from

just restaurants and bars to
package stores and other out-

I've been very disappoint-
ed in youR stand on this
issue and wanted you to see
this article: (absent) There
are many Christians that have
expressed their sadness to
me in your inability to see
what you're doing in the way
of compromising your testi-
mony as well as the potential
damage this will do. In our
effort to 'change' we would do
well to leave some things as
they are!
In Him,
Dear Friend

Dear Friend,
I am sorry that you hap-
pen to feel disappointed in
My bigger question is,
I wonder how disappointed
God is in people that play
in church. We say it is awful

to sell a legal product on
Sunday. We can site articles
such as this one to support
our feelings about alcohol,
but we have no problems
going to our favorite res-
taurant on Sunday and eat-
ing. These people might just
attend church and worship if
the demand for their product
that it is acceptable to the
religious people was not so
Dear friend, as a born
again believer, I know my rela-
tionship with God. My prayer
is daily that I live a life that is
pleasing to Him. I desire that
people see the love of God
through my daily actions. The
daily walk is what the world
sees as "Christians." And I
believe that what people see
out of "religious people" is
why our churches are not
full on Sundays. My hope is
that true believers will show
the secular side of this world
what Jesus commanded us
to do. Love our God and love
our neighbor. If we show this
kind of love then there will
be more stories like the one
that Wflbur Butts tells of his
Dear friend, I trust that
you know how I feel about
you and your entire family.
I am sorry that my stand on
this issue would upset you.
But I would challenge you and
other Godly men and women
to look around our communi-

ty and get this upset about the
third-world conditions our
neighbors live in. Get upset
that our community is dying
economically. Fill City Hall
fighting these type issues and
you will win over the world to
the Jesus you and I serve.
Fight this issue of alcohol
like it was several years ago
and you show the world why
they don't want to try the life
we enjoy.
Dear friend, I will close by
saying I do not drink because
the Lord convicted me that it
was wrong for "John Reeves"
to drink. I said tonight that I
would support a referendum
that went totally dry or totally
wet. But, leaving things as
they are is like saying it is
okay to sin Monday through
Saturday, just don't do it on
Sunday. It makes us church
people feel better.
I love you in Christ,
John Reeves

Mr. Editor, my stand on
the sale of alcohol is not one
that I take lightly. My prayer is
that the Christians of Port St.
Joe will show how the world
that they are not like the "reli-
gious people" of Christ's Day
that hung him on a crops. My
prayer is that the Christians
of Port St. Joe will show the
world the love, peace, and
joy that comes from "living a
life with God," not the hatred
that religious people have for

people that don't believe the
way they do.
Already I have been told
by a longtime friend that he
will never vote for me again if
I take this position. A Sunday
school class at my church
wants to start a petition to
remove me from office. The
list goes on. It is hot in the
God allows us free will to
choose a life with or without
him. Why should government
be allowed to tell a legitimate
business when they can sell a
legal product?
In closing I would ask
this question of my friends
who feel so strongly about
this issue: "What is it about
alcohol and Sunday that gets
you so fired up?" I sincerely
would love to know. Then
I would like to know why
we cannot get this fired up
about poverty in our com-
munity, rampant drug use on
our streets, and the lack of
jobs for our youth to come
home to.
Instead of talking about
me, talk to me about your
concern, I really care to hear
from you. Come by my store
on Reid Avenue or give me a
call at 229-6374.
Thanks, John Reeves
Commissioner Group

Trust The Voters

By Bill Sublette
As Floridians, our
lives have been profoundly
* influenced by citizens taking
-initiative to amend Florida's
Constitution. Citizens
have limited political
terms, mandated smaller
classrooms, banned smoking
'in public places, required
universal pre-K, limited
property tax increases,
-required government in
"the sunshine, and capped
'state taxes. All were issues
,that Tallahassee politicians
'refused to address.
Those same lobbyists
"and special interests which
, block 'popular measures in
-Tallahassee now want to
make it harder for the people
'to petition' for changes in the
law. They want to require a
super-majority vote of 60%
.for the people to amend the
'Constitution. Their effort,
Amendment 3 on this year's
ballot, is nothing more than

a naked power grab by
the special interests which
dominate Tallahassee's
legislative halls.
The citizen's initiative
process .is already extremely
difficult, but it is fair and the'
only recourse the people have
when Tallahassee's special
interests block popular
issues. I know this from
personal experience. I served
in the Legislature for eight
years. I watched tobacco
companies bury bills banning
smoking in restaurants and
workplaces. I saw legislation
for smaller classrooms get
killed in backroom deals. I
know the hostility of most
legislators to term limits. I've
witnessed big business crush
efforts to' raise the minimum
-wage. I'%e seen how many
elected representatives
dislike having to govern in
the sunshine. I've heard
the government arguments
against capping homeowner's

property taxes. None of these
popular initiatives would
have become law if left to the
Florida Legislature. Each
took an impassioned group
of citizens petitioning their
cause onto the ballot to get-
their issue decided by the
Amendment 3's
supporters argue that they
are simply raising the bar
without taking away the
people's right to decide.
Under their logic, Save Our
Homes, Universal Pre-K, and
caps on the amount of taxes
the Legislature can raise
would have never become
law, because each passed
by a simple majority vote of
the people, not by a super-
majority vote Amendment
3 requires. The very
Constitution we live under
today passed in 1968 by
55 percent. If the special
interests behind Amendment
3 succeed, Florida will be the
only state to require a super-
majority vote for citizen
Amendment 3 is nothing

more than a thinly veiled
insult to the voters of Florida.
It sends the message that the
majority of Floridians don't
know what is best for their
state, and that a minority
of voters should be allowed
to block what the majority
wants as law.
Floridians have a simple
choice on November 7. They
can either vote to trust the
politicians, lobbyists, and
special interests by voting for
Amendment 3, or they can
vote to trust the people by
voting against Amendment 3.
I say trust the people.
Bill Sublette is a-
former Republican member
of the Florida House of
Representatives. He is
Chairman of No Casinos, Inc.
He is co-chair of Trust the
Voters (www.trustthevoters.
org), with former Democratic
U.S. Senator Bob Graham,
and '" Charles Hilton, a
Panama City attorney who
is chairman of the James
Madison Institute.

'As Clean Water Act Anniversary Approaches State

Launches New Attack Against Florida Waters
.Gubernatorial candidates being urged to speak up for Florida's waters

As the 34th anniversary
of the Clean Water Act (CWA)
approaches, the Florida DEP
-has launched a new attack
against implementation of the
,CWA. Last year when a federal
appeals court issued a scath-
ing order against EPA for its
failure to over-see Florida's
.unauthorized and unortho-"
,-dox TMDL (Total Maximum
Daily Loads) program, Florida
,began working on a new way
to dodge the nation's premier
"'bIllvtion law;
On Thursday, September
'28, DEP received approval

from the ERC (Environmental
Regulation Commission) to
adopt a slightly revised ver-
sion of the Impaired Waters
Rule (IWR) as a new compo-
nent of Florida's water qual-
ity standards. This is yet
another attempt to avoid the
clear intention of the CWA,
EPA regulations, and the 11th
Circuit's ruling.
"The federal courts will
reject this latest move by FDEP,
when they see that Florida has
simply changed a few words
and sentences in the old, illegal
Impaired Waters Rule and is

now concocting an imaginary
home for it in Florida's water
quality standards, where it
will be squeezed in like a red-
headed step child that clearly
was not fathered by the Clean
Water Act" said Linda Young,
director .of the Clean Water
Network of Florida.
In the past five years since
the first Impaired Waters Rule
was invented, Floridians have
been forced to be involun-
tary witnesses to some of the
worst toxic algae blooms and
fish kills, in' the state's his-
tory. Beach goers find more

After reading the article "The Sunday Booze Blues,"
Online do you believe the city of Port St. Joe should rescind
Opinion l an ordinance prohibiting the Sunday sale of alcohol?
' Pole Regults
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S businesses would benefit. 64%
No, there are good reasons the ordinance is on the
S .... books and it should remain. 25%
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and more warning signs on
beaches that are unsafe' for
.swimming. The Clean Water
Act requires states to identify
these problems and set pol-
lution, budgets that will make
our rivers, lakes and coastal
waters safe for swimming and
healthy enough for fish and
aquatic animals to thrive in.
DEP's Impaired Waters
Rule however, redefines pol-
lution so that grossly polluted
waters are redefined as clean
(enough). It places require-
ments on data which renders
more than half of the data
available for analysis unus-
able, i.e. data too old, not
enough data, etc. The goal
of the Impaired Waters Rule
(and DEP and the industries
that are pushing for the rule)
is to get most of Florida's pol-
luted waters off of the cleanup
list and free of restrictions on
continued pollution dumping.
This goal would be a real-
ity today if not for lawsuits
by Clean Water Network and
other groups that have so far
been successful.
As the October 18th anni-
versary of the CWA approach-
es, Clean Water Network is
encouraging citizens across
Florida to contact both
Gubernatorial candidates'
offices to request that the can-
didates speak up for Florida's
waters by. denouncing the cur-
rent administration's rebellion
against the Clean Water Act.
"Florida's waters cannot
keep absorbing the shock
waves of abuse," said Young.
"Our health, our economy
and our quality of life are at
stake and the next Governor of
Florida must stop the pander-
ing to polluters that has gotten
us where we are today."

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Port St. Joe City Commissioners

Residents and taxpayers can contact City
Commissioners in the following fashion.
By city cell phone:

Frank Pate


John Reeves
Group I


Rachel Crews
Group II

senny Kooerts
Group III

David Horton
Group IV

Mayor Frank Pate
can be contacted by
phone at 227-1696.

John: Reeves. can be:
contacted9by phone "
at 229-6374. -

Rachel Crews can
be contacted by ,
phone at 229-9291..

S ComIni.ssioner ;
James "Benny"
Rbberts can be, con-
tacted by phone at -.

David Horton can
be contacted by
porine at 229-8978.

Commissioners can also
S be reached by mail cdo
S City 'Hall. 305 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blud., Port St.
S Joe, 32456. '


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Historic Canoe Moving To Classier Digs

By Dale Kingon
Florida Freedom

On Oct. 2 The Friends
of the Apalachicola Library
held its first of a series
called "Lunch and Learn."
The inaugural speaker was
James Levy, historical con-
servator from the Florida
Bureau of Archeological
Research (BAR).
Levy is the man respon-
sible for identifying a canoe
found in the Apalachicola
River on May 7 as being
more than 200 years old.
The canoe was found by

Curtis Monroe and his
friend, Robert Gay. The
canoe measures more than
50 feet in length and is
the largest one Levy has
The lunch was held
from 11:30 until 1 p.m.
during which time Levy
took the opportunity to
tell guests about his job
of cleaning and preserving
artifacts for the state. He
also spoke about the work
his office will go to remove
rust from some Cape St.
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draw was to hear about
the canoe and the ongoing
efforts to preserve the piece
of Franklin County history.
Levy said the vessel is still
being stored at the Florida
Division of Forestry Office
(DOF) in Carrabelle where
it was transported soon
after its discovery earlier
this year.
The plan was to store
the canoe at the forestry
office until a more per-
manent location in the
county was found. The
Florida Department of
Environmental Protection,
which has an office in
Eastpoint, expressed inter-
est in putting the canoe on
display at its new office at
Cat Point; this facility will
probably not be completed
until 2008.
Levy said Monday the
BAR is exploring other
options for storing the
canoe over a longer period
so it isn't DOF's respon-
sibility until 2008. One
such option was to store
the canoe under a deck at
the Florida State Coastal
and Aquatic Marine Lab, an
option that probably won't
be exercised.
The other offer was
extended by the new
Carrabelle Boat Club. Levy
feels this is the best option
as it is close by and the dry-
slip building is designed to
sustain very high winds.
Levy hopes if all goes
well the boat could be
moved to the new location
in the next few months. He
just needs to find a mutual-
ly agreeable time to coordi-
nate with DOF to transport

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"We need to have them
put the canoe on a low-boy
trailer to transport it to the .
boat club," said Levy. He is
happy the new facility is so
close to the DOF office. The -
last move from Eastpoint
to Carrabelle required a lot ..:
of work.
With the shorter dis-
tance, less than a mile a .'
way, the move should be
easier. Levy said a colleague
will come with him in the
next few months to mea-
sure the canoe and then
build some bases for the ".
canoe to rest on. '..
The bases will have ".
casters so the canoe can
be maneuvered more easily
around the boat club. The "
custom bases will replace
the upside down picnic
tables that currently sup-
port the canoe at the DOF
office. .
Levy said there has
been some discussion of
putting the canoe on display
on special occasions. The .--;'
canoe is currently wrapped -.
in tarpaulins to create a
sauna effect so it dries out
slowly and doesn't split or
crack. It is estimated that The ci
since May the canoe has t is now c
in Carrabe
lost over 100 pounds in for safeke
water weight.

Sunday Sales

of alcohol, opposed to the
Sunday sale of alcohol, and
opposed to putting it on a
referendtun. citing, his reli-
gious beliefs as the basis for
his stand.,
After considerable talk
among the commissioners,
Pate then said "Let's save
30 minutes here. Do I have
a second [on Reeves' earlier







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anoe shortly after it was found in the Apalachicola River..
carefully wrapped at the Florida Division of Forestry office*,
elle. The boat could be moved to the Carrabelle Boat Club'
eping in the next few months.

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Crews provided the sec-
"I don't see a thing wrong
with alcohol on Sunday," said
Pate. "It's a personal choice.
It will help taxes, employ-
ment and businesses. I want
to see it on a referendum.".
After the motion passed
by group vote of 3-2, Roberts


A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and
Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at 8:45 a.m. EST,
and at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC)
meeting on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at 6:00 p.m.
EST. Both public hearings will be held in the BOCC
Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore Administra-
tion Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida. The public hearings will be to discuss
and act on the following:

1. Minutes for September 20, 2006
2. Final Plat Approval Edward Bish Gilf Coast
Ranches Parcel ID #03323-175R 40.84 acres
in Section 32, Township 7 South, Range 10 West,
Gulf County, Florida a maximum 16 unit de-
velopment subject to all Federal, State and Local
development regulations, stated and unstated.
3. Final Plat Approval for Scott Somero Cypress
Creek Plantation Parcel ID #01050-040R
29.52 acres in Section 11, Township 6 South,
Range 9 West, Gulf County,, Florida a maxi-
mum 12 lot development subject to, all Federal,
State and Local development regulations, stated
and unstated.
4. St. Joe Company Affordable Housing Proposal
5. Public at Large
6. Comprehensive Plan/EAR Text
7. WindMark Beach DO/PDP
8. Parks and Grants
9. Staff

The public isencouraged to attend and be heard on
these matters. Information prior to the meeting can
be viewed at the Planning and Building Department
at 1000 Cecil G. Costin'Sr. Blvd., Room 301.

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demanded the mayor poll
. individual commissioners.
That resulted in Horton
casting, the only nay vote,o
because Roberts explained
he was invoking a parlia-,
mentary rule of voting on the-
prevailing side (voting "yes")Y,,,
so he could re-address the
issue at a later date.
He made it very .clear,'
that he was not in favor of,
Sunday alcohol, sales, but
felt it necessary to vote wi th"
the majority so hie'c'dtild con- '.
tinue opposing the issue.
S'n other business:
The commission
passed a unanimous motion
to approve three change
orders to continue work on ;!'
increasing the city's surface,
water plant capacity from ;'
three to six million gallons
per day. The project now
bears a price tag of $21 mil- !
lion dollars, with engineering ,
fees of $1.1 million going to
Preble Rish for the project ,
so far.
City manager Lee
Vincent introduced the city's :2
new code enforcement offi- "
cer, Tony Varona.
Varona was the only .
applicant with experience in,,
code enforcement, accord-
ing to Vincent. although his
certification was not current.
Vincent said Varona will be
certified within six months, 1:
and can legally enforce city
codes during that six month
S..* .The commissioners ,1
passed a unanimous motion
to allow developer Patrick
Jones to have tap fees waived :
for eight housing sites in his
Eagle Landing Development
at Jones Homestead.
.The. motion passed with r
'caveats that Vincent. and ,:
city. attorney Russell Scholz
sign off on all aspects after '
receiving additional informa- 4
tion about the development.
The motion allowed Jones ,
to proceed with Department
of Environmental Protection
The development will, :
according to Jones, help
provide "attainable housing"
(not affordable housing), if
tap fees for eight of the 18
sites are waived until first ',
owners sell or refinance.
Jones has entered
into an agreement with the :
Gulf County Community
Development Corporation to
make the eight sites available
for sale to the CDC's quail-
fled applicants. Jones prom-
ised the commissioners that
he would reduce the cost of
the eight houses "one dollar
for every dollar that tap fees .
are lowered." -

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Wewahitchka Issues Notice to Proceed on Water Project

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The second of two major
infrastructure projects in
the pipeline for the City of
Wewahitchka received the
green light from commission-
ers on Monday night.
Commissioners autho-
rized staff to issue a notice to
proceed to IC Contractors of


Panama City to begin work on
a project to extend water lines
throughout the city limits.
Initially, bids for the proj-
ect, which is being funded pri-
marily through a Community
Development Block Grant,
were more than $1 million
over budget.
But after receiving approv-
al from the CDBG program,

the city was able to negotiate
with low-bidder IC to bring
the construction cost of the
project to $800,000.
As part of those negotia-
tions, the city scaled back the
scope of the project in some
"This brings us under
budget," said city manager
Don Minchew of the negoti-

ated price.
The CDBG grant totals
$660,000 and the city, sre-
quired to put up matching
funds, borrowed the rest of
the $1.1 million total for the
water project.
The notice to proceed IC
can move forward within the
next 10 days with a year to
complete the.project was the

St. Joe Care & Rehabilitation Celebration

Earmarked by one of
our fabulous team members:
"we work together, it is great
to be able to play together,"

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graciously expresses two fun-
filled days amongst residents,
staff and facility volunteers
in show-boating our fabulous
therapy team.
The entire
therapy team, with
assistance from our
-.":-, entire staff, created
'.. an opportunity for
residents and staff
to participate in
fun activities and

On Firday, with scheduled
activities earmarked for the
outside for the entire after-
noon... the weather dark and
cloudy, rain imminent, with
only one work shared amongst
us all... "be optimistic, think
positively." The sky cleared
minutes before beginning the
events. The sun bore through
as residents were brought out-
side and sat under the shade
of a large tent. Snow cones
were made onsite with multi-
ple flavors
"'taking the
heat from
the event.
M a n y
up cot-
&,' 4i,' ton candy.
Many par-
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with the county to rebuild the
beach through the upcoming
beach re-nourishment project,
and then there would be no
need to move the road.
Resident Sherri
Dodsworth, a local business-
woman, told the firm that,
"We went through this exercise
in 1998, and they came to
the same conclusions as you
have, that the best long-term
solution was construction of
a bridge that- would cost $5
"Now, it's eight years later
and you're proposing the same
thing, except it's a lot more

expensive than $5 million."
She added that it would
be prudent for the county and
state to think long'ter n and to
deal with it in today's dollars.
A major concern of audi-
ence members seemed to be
the possibility of a breach at
the Stump Hole location, allow-
ing the Gulf to cut through the
roadbed and enter the bay,
leaving St. Joseph Peninsula
as an island.
Nelson told Volkert rep-
resentatives that they needed
to eliminate any breach to get
people back into the area to
take care of their homes after

a hurricane. "That's the key,"
he said, not only to get people
out, but also in."
One attendee pushed the
Volkert representatn'es. saving
that the audience did not have
enough information to know
what to ask, and that another
public meeting was needed
after all relevant information
had been given to the public.
FDOT Public Information-
Director Tommie Speights,
also in attendance, said any-
one who wanted to fill out a
public comment sheet, or who
wanted additional information
on the project, should call him:

The Owl Cafe and its family of staff announce
that our USUAL annual anniversary celebration
will be cancelled this year.

Instead, w\e \vould like to use this day to raise

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Wednesday, October 18

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5:30-10:00 pm Each Guest will receive 25% off their entire
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as a donation to the United Way. Please make reservations.

The Night Owl

5-11 pm. Free Appetizers, Live Music-

Matt Burke, and fantastic drink specials.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated

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The Stuffed Owl

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15% OFF all merchandise all day.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated

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So, its not our usual Bash, but we do invite you to come out,
have a great meal, a drink with friends, listen to some
music, and help support our community.

joined in the attempt to "dunk
the administrator," in the dunk
tank. (Some cheated, and oth-
ers were just gifted with great
throwing arms.)
Near the end of the after-
noon, the therapy staff drew
tickets amongst the majority
of ALL STAFF provided an
opportunity to win (commu-
nity donated) prizes totaling
over $3000. Most staff won a
prize, but the ultimate GRAND
prize.., a "Cape San Blas Condo
stay for two nights"... was won
by Debbie Richards. The week
was a highly celebrated suc-
cess. Adding knowledge to
staff regarding the opportuni-
ties preceded by therapy team
and opportunities for therapy
to demonstrate their multi-
ple and diverse therapeutic
techniques. A GREAT TEAM
EFFORT that earmarked our
facility motto, "WE WORK

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or e-mail him and he would
immediately send the request-
ed information.
Speights can be reached
-'at 1-888-638-0250, ext.208,
or at tommie.speights@dot.
He also said that the com-
ments he heard indicated that
another public hearing was
needed and would be arranged
before the April meeting.

final major hurdle to what has
been a laborious task bringing
two major projects to fruition.
Last month the city held
a ground-breaking ceremony
on a $3 million-plus project
to bring sewer to the Red Bull
and Red Bull Island areas of
the city.
While the water timetable
for the water project is one
year, Minchew said he would
not be surprised if IC com-
pletes the project within four
or five months.

In other business before
the Commission on Monday:
The Wewahitchka High
School Homecoming parade
will begin at 2 p.m. CT on
Friday. Motorists should be
aware that Hwy. 71 will be
closed between River Road and
the Sheriff's substation imme-
diately prior to the parade and
reopen immediately after the
completion of the parade.
Trick or Treat for
Halloween will be held in the
city from 5-7 p.m. CT on Oct.

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and development plans and
to get a revenue stream
going immediately."
Pate asked if the $1
million promised by the St.
Joe Company for permit-
ting and dredging was still
available, and Cox assured
him it was. "The dollars
for funding, dredging and
the bulkhead are already in
the pipeline," Cox said. "I
expect the actual work on
the site to begin in the sec-
ond quarter of 2007," add-
ing that the Port Authority
expected very modest envi-
ronmental issues.
"It's finally a start,"
replied Pate.
Cox then then told the
group the Port Authority
needed help with easement
issues with the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers and "we
need to all stand firm and
get these issues settled."
He added that the
Port Authority board, also
needed permission from
Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT)
for use of the land under
the existing George Tapper
Bridge across the canal in
order to dock ships there.
Attorney Tom Gibson, of
the law firm Rish, Gibson,

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Scholz and Groom, which
is handling the legal side of
the Port Authority project,
said there maybe public use
issues with FDOT because
"folks have been using that
land [under the bridge] for
100 years. How do we keep
the public out?"
"I have no problem sell-
ing fishing permits," replied
A request for proposals
sent from the Port Authority
board to area banks and
lending institutions result-
ed in the board accepting
a line of credit agreement
from Capital City Bank in
Port St. Joe.
According to Gibson,
a law firm in Tallahassee
is providing Capital City
Bank with proof of the
Port Authority's tax-exempt
status so the board could
receive more favorable loan
rates from the bank.
The PortAuthorityboaird
then addressed the issue of
abstention on certain issues
for Port Authority board
member Johanna White,
who is president of Capital
City Bank, stating for the
record that all legal paper-
work regarding the issue
had been properly filed.

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The youth group of First
United Methodist Church
announces the return of
last year's, popular "Port
St. Joe Pumpkin Patch,"
with all proceeds benefit-
ing community youth activi-
ties. The Pumpkin Patch
will be open October 16-31
(Monday-Saturday), from
10 AM to 7 PM each day.
Deborah Loyless,
Children's Minister, says,
prices will range, from
$3.00 up to $20.00. "We'll
have hundreds of pump-
kins of all sizes, even dec-
orative gourds and swan
neck gourds," said Loyless.
"We really hope all of otur
citizens will come out and
support, us.- It's a great

place for family photos and
we'll have storytelling for
the kids."
Jeff Whitty, Minister
of Music and Youth, envi-
sioned the idea last year,
and located the supplier
who delivered about one--
third of a semi-truck load.
Last year's sale proceeds
have funded youth events,
for kids from all across
the community, such as
the recent Back-to-Scho6l
Youth Day, with inflatables
and games, as well as other
Whitty says the pump-
kin truck will arrive,
Saturday, October 14, at
4PM Eastern, and the youth
would appreciate anyone.
that could come out for
an hour to help unload.
"It's really a lot of fun,, if,
we get enough people,".
Said Whitty. To volunteer
to help, call the church at

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Vision Bank Raffles Benefit Gulf County Football Teams

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Like any sporting event,
the contest was not with--

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
In a move designed
to help narrow the gap
between boys and girls
sports in the county school
system, a group of former.
women athletes who now
live in Gulf County are orga-
nizing themselves in order
to support and help the
younger women athletes in
G ulf County schools.
,, The group was orga-
nized by St. Joe Beach res-
ident Zebe Schmitt, and

out fierce competitors, a
thirst for victory and the
occasional round of trash

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Port St. Joe Vision Bank branch manager Joan Cleckley (right)
presents 12th Man Club president Mary Jane Bailey with a check
for $300 to benefit Port St. Joe's junior varsity and varsity football

they held their first orga-
nizational meeting Monday
at Billy Bowlegs Grill and
Grog in Port St. Joe.
"Our aim is to encour-
age all our young female
athletes countywide," said
Schmitt, "and to provide
tangible help in as many
ways as we can."
"We need to let them
know that people in the
community are interested
in them, in their talents,
and in their futures, which
may be enhanced by their
athletic abilities."

Two weeks prior
to the big football game
between Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka High Schools,
the cities' Vision Bank
branches staged dueling
The funds raised bene-
fited Port St. Joe's 12~' Man
Club and Wewahitchka's
Quarterback Club, two
organizations that provide
financial aid and support
to the varsity and junior
varsity football teams.
The raffle prize at each
bank was a "spirit basket"
filled with game-day good-
Port St. Joe Vision
Bank branch manager
Joan Cleckley said the com-
petition between the two
branches was fierce from
the outset.
"Every day they would

The organization, called
Women Athletes Supporting
Women Athletes (WASWA),
will not be a rules-oriented
group, said Schmitt.
Instead, the women
involved are planning to
work with booster groups
and parents of female
athletes from elementary
school through high school,
to help the players with
equipment, food, trans-
portation, and other areas
in which girls' sports may
need assistance.
The group will begin

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announces a public meet-
#ig to which all persons are
Wednesday, October 251,
2006 at 7:00 p.m.
PLACE: St. Joseph Bay
Buffer Preserve Center,
39,15 Highwiay ,C-30, Port
St. ,Joe, FL 32456
Bay Aquatic Preserve
Management Plan Public
Scoping Meeting purpose
is to inform the public
on, the management plan
development process and
to solicit input on issues
they are interested in see-
ing addressed in the plan.
'A copy of the agenda
ziiay be obtained. by con-
tacting: Aquatic Preserve
Manager, Kim Wren at
Pursuant to the provi-
ions of the Americans with

Disabilities Act, any person
requiring specialaccommo-
dations to participate in this
workshop/meeting is asked
to advise the agency at least
48 hours before the work-
shop/meeting by contacting:
Aquatic Preserve Manager,

call and say 'How many
tickets have you sold?'"
said Cleckley, noting that
trash-talking was likewise
a daily occurrence.
The branches had
roughly the same number
of employees, and each did
their part to bring home
the win.
But ultimately, the
Wewahitchka Vision Bank
was victorious, raising $613
to Port St. Joe's $300.
Spirit basket winners
Tracy Yowell and Beverly-
Pitts were announced at the
Port St. Joe/Wewahitchka
game's half-time.
On Tuesday, Cleckley
presented 12"' Man Club
president Mary Jane Bailey
with a $300 check.
Bailey and other club
members prepare pre-
game meals for roughly 40

with the schools in Port St.
Joe, said Schmitt, but plan
to include the Wewahitchka
schools as soon as pos-
In fact, WASWA hopes
all interested parents and
former women athletes
throughout the county will
come to the next meeting,
which will be Wednesday,
October 18 at 5 p.m. E.T. at
Peppers Restaurant on Reid
Avenue in Port St. Joe.
Girls in Gulf. County
schools currently partici-.
pate in soccer, softball, vol-
leyball, basketball, cross
country, track, golf and

junior varsity and varsity
football players, cooking up
50 pounds of mashed pota-
toes each week.
Bailey, whose son, Pat,
is a senior on the team,
said all the hard work is
well worth the effort.
"One of my motiva-
tions for being as involved
in this as I am is because
any investment in time or
money I can make is an
investment in these boys,"
said Bailey.
'"Anything we do is an
investment in the future."
Bailey thanked Cleckley

for Vision Bank's generous
"We're very grateful.
Thank you so much," said
Cleckley described the
raffle as an enjoyable way
to enhance Vision Bank's
community involvement.
Though she saluted
Wewahitchka Vision Bank
for its victory, Cleckley
couldn't resist some final
"Wewa won the raffle,
but St. Joe won the ball-
game," she said.

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Clayton Takes Top Prize in Catfish Classic

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Danny Clayton adhered
to the fishermen's code.
When asked where he
had snagged the 29.22-
pound flathead catfish that
earned him the top prize in
last weekend's eighth annu-
al Florida Catfish Classic in
Wewahitchka, Clayton was
typically mysterious,
"In the water," Clayton

drolly replied to the tourna-
ment director Jim Whaley's
query, before adding a bit
more information. "This is
the first time placing in
any tournament. I'm very
"The only other fish
I've ever had weighed in a
tournament was 28 pounds
and it didn't even make the
The fish he brought to

Channel Cat Winners

the scales on Saturday not
only earned Clayton the
$1,500 first place purse,
but a new outboard boat
motor, not to mention the
largest trophy of the day.
The Catfish Classic
closed out the year's
Apalachicola River fish-
ing series under perfect
weather conditions which
did nothing to assist the
fishing, which was ham-

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Kids Winners

pered, depending on the
angler speaking, by a cold
front that came through
overnight, a full moon and
stubborn fish.
"The weather was beau-
tiful, but the fishing was
tough," Whaley said.
Nonetheless, several
folks of varying ages walked
away with trophies and
Two-hundred and sev-
enty anglers 217 men,
27 women and 26 kids,
by seven the second-larg-
est turnout for the Classic
- participated in 128 boats,
with entrants from as far
away as Ohio and Illinois.
More than $10,000 in prize
money was distributed.
Kathy Weber entered
the tournament to help out
a cousin, snagged her first
flathead a 28.62-pounder
- and won the Ladies flat-
head division while coming
roughly a half-pound short
of becoming the first woman
to ever win the tournament,
banking $1,250..
Second in the Ladies
division was Deanne
Cox, who fishing her first
tournament .and bagged
the first fish of her life.
"I think I'll be back," the
smiling Cox said.
Weber and Cox were in
sharp contrast to many of
the youngsters who placed
and grabbed trophies and
dough as well as rod-and-
reels in the Kids division.

Typical was winner
Larson Bozeman, who
noted that he'd started fish-
ing the tournament at age 4
- before there was a Kids
division and had turned
the ripe old of age of 9
before reeling in a 5.40 cat-
fish which proved the win-
ner among the youngsters.
"How much better that
these kids weren't out run-
ning the roads and instead
being with mom or dad out
fishing," Whaley said. "They
are learning to fish and
hunt and that's good."
Ken and Cynthia
Sumner of Bristol took
home $250 for having the
most total boat poundage,
85.92 pounds.
Roy Pickron of
Blountstown, with 363.88
pounds for the five tourna-
ments in the Apalachicola
River series, banked $1,000
for most accrued poundage
during the series.
In the raffle drawing,
Joe Walker of Wewahitchka
won a cruise to the
Bahamas; Galena Pippin of
Wewahitchka won $1,000;
and Tony Knowles of
Wewahitchka won a 27-inch
color television.
The winners, by divi-
sion: Flathead Catfish
- 1: Danny Clayton.
Wewahitchka. 29.22
pounds. 81.500: 2: Kathy

Ladies Winners

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Wewahitchka, 27.72, $500;
5. Carl Jackson, Fosters,
Al., 20.65, $250.
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Blountstown, 7.72, $750;
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6.88, $400; 5: Drew
Hathaway, Blountstown,
6.79, $200.
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Bristol, 28.62, $250; 2:
Deanne Cox, Altha, 17.02,
$175; 3: Debbie Setterich,
Wewahitchka, 14.49, $125.
Kids 1: Larson
Bozeman, Wewahitchka,
5.40, $325; 2: Hunter
McDaniel, Wewahitchka,
4.58, $300; 3: Conner
Mills, Wewahitchka, 4.07,
$275; 4: Peter Setterich,
Wewahitchka, 4.02, $250;
5: Flint Walker, Bristol,
4.01, $225; 6: Flint
Walker, Bristol, 3.72,
$200; 7: Hunter McDaniel,
Wewahitchka, 3.48,
$175; 8: Chance Harper,
Wewahitchka, 3.14, $150;
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Sharks Lose Late at

Liberty County

By Brad Milner
Florida Freedom
Fate usually plays no
favorites. On Friday, it shined
-heavily on Liberty County.
The Bulldogs overcame
-two 14-point deficits, the final
rally ending on a touchdown
with 15 seconds left as they
upset second-ranked Port St.
Joe 26-21 in front of a raucous
home crowd. The victory kept
the Bulldogs (5-1, 2-1 District
1-1A) alive for a regional play-
off berth. The defeat was a
shock to the Sharks (5-2, 3-1),
who lost control of their own
Liberty County coach
Grant Grantham played the
odds, punting on his next-to-
"last possession in hopes of
' getting the ball back from the
-Sharks, who were unprepared
,and flat, according to Port St.
Joe coach John Palmer. The
move paid off as Port St. Joe
punted the ball back to Liberty
County with 2 minutes, 55

seconds left in the game and
the Sharks ahead 21-20.
Grantham stayed with his
hot hand, running back Ervin
Young, who finished with a
game-high 206 yards rushing
- 179 in the second half and
two touchdowns on 26 carries.
Starting at his 33, Young ran
for 13, 15, 5 and 6 yards to
put the ball at Port St. Joe's
28 with 1:28 left. He had 13
more yards on three carries,
advancing to the 15 with 50
seconds to go.
With time running down,
Malcolm Hogans scrambled
on third-and-nine and lofted
a pass to Kareem Walker,
who corralled it at the 2 and
walked into the end zone for
a 26-21 lead. The conver-sion
run failed, and all that stood
between the Bulldogs and a
victory was 15.2 seconds.
Liberty County's Clint Hill
squibbed the next kickoff, and
it bounced off a Port St. Joe
defender and landed in the
grasp of Bulldog player Kale

Holcomb. A kneeldown start-
ed the celebration.
"This was very, very huge
for us," Young said. "We kept
it in our hearts that we could
win this game. When we got
closer we started getting the
feeling even more."
Young scored his TDs in
the third quarter, on 14- and
40-yard jaunts, bringing the
Bulldogs back from a 21-7
deficit. Hill missed the extra-
point attempt after Young's
second TD, leaving Port. St.
Joe clinging to a one-point
Young carved up the
Sharks defense despite not
being completely healthy. He
had rib and ankle injuries
early in the season and has
battled a hip-pointer lately.
Young said his game was off in
the first half.
"I don't think I concen-
trated enough in the first
half," Young said. "Then it all
Especially on the last

drive, when Grantham said he
had no doubt his team could
pull out the win.
"Last week was the first
close win we've had here in
four years," Grantham said.
"Maybe now we can believe we
can beat anybody."
Young echoed his coach.
"We knew we could win
it," Young said. "They're people
just like we're people."
Liberty County's emotion
wasn't quelled early, despite
the Sharks building a 14-0
lead on two rushing touch-
downs, the first by Chaz Byrd
from 9 yards and the sec-
ond from Ashley Davis from
5 yards two minutes into the
second quarter.
But the Bulldogs held
steady and forced Port St. Joe
to punt on its next possession.
The Bulldogs chewed up 67
yards on seven plays on their
final drive of the half, 30 of
those coming on two unsports-
manlike-conduct penalties
called on the Sharks. The final

26 yards of the march came on
a TD strike to Brandon Mayo
from Hogans with a shade
less than 50 seconds left in
the half.
Hogans was 3 of 6 for 50
yards with two touchdowns
and one interception. His only
attempt of the second half was
the game-winner.
"He did a great job getting
his kids ready," Palmer said. "I
don't think we did a good job
of pre-paring our guys."
Byrd paced the Sharks
with 117 yards rushing and
two TDs. Hi second gave Port
St. Joe a 21-7 lead with 8:37
remaining in the third quarter.
Davis added 71 yards on the
ground, but he was held to 23
in the second half.
Palmer was disappointed
with a sluggish offense and
the lack of defensive intensity
in the second half. He noted
Liberty County took advantage
of every opportunity. Port St.
Joe didn't.
"Their kids played hard

and they did a great job,"
Palmer said. "They deserved
to win."
Grantham was overjoyed.
"This was absolutely
huge," he said. "This was do
or die for us to have a chance
to get into the playoffs."
Port St. Joe 77 7 0 21
Liberty County 0 7 13 6 26
First quarter
PSJ C. Byrd 9 run (Peltier
kick), 7-0 PSJ
Second quarter
PSJ Davis 5 run (Peltier
kick), 14-0
LCHS Mayo 26 pass from
Hogans (Hill kick), 14-7
Third quarter
PSJ C. Byrd 36 run (Peltier
kick), 21-7
LCHS Young 14 run (Hill
kick), 21-14
LCHS Young 40 run (kick
failed), 21-20
Fourth quarter
LCHS Walker 15 pass from
Hogans (run failed), 26-21

West Gadsden Takes District 1-IA Lead

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The face of District 1-1A
received a makeover on Friday
Visiting West Gadsden
outlasted a nicked-up
Wewahitchka 13-12 to win its
--fourth-straight district game
-and take over sole possession
of first place with Port St.
Joe's loss at Liberty County.
In a game that was alter-
nately thrilling and chippy, the
Panthers (4-2 overall, 4-0 in
-the district) made a second-
-quarter touchdown stand up
,by shutting down the under-
manned Gators (3-3, 1-2) in
the second half to escape with
the win.
The victory took on a par-
ticular sheen given the third-
quarter announcement from
'the press box that second-
-ranked Port.St. Joe had been
t oppled. .. .,.. .
S "ust another win, just
-another win." insisted Panrier
#coach Robert Jackson. "The
e-difference was stamina. It
happened that way tonight.
(Wewahitchka) held up pretty
,well, but we 'Khave a little bit more at the
The Gators, if they wished
",o make excuses, had several
handy after playing much of
i the second hall minus two
of the three senior offensive
standouts who have been crii-
cal to their chances to suc-
Tailback Ryan Ranie. who
Coach Todd Lanter said w%'as
80 percent entering the game
after twisting his ankle last
:,week, rushed just three times
before re-injuring the ankle

and leaving the game for good
in the first quarter.
Quarterback Sean
Bierman was knocked woozy
by what appeared to be a hel-
met-to-helmet tackle no pen-
alty was called in the third
quarter and took just a hand-
ful of snaps the rest of the way,
leaving for good with more
than nine minutes left.
"I am so proud to be asso-
ciated with these kids," Lanter
said. "They played so hard
and we just came up short.
"But St. Joe lost and it's a
whole new ballgame. I am just
so proud of the way our kids

In a game in which offen-
sive consistency was elusive,
the Panthers had the one bea-
con, tailback Ronricus Burns,
who carried 31 times for 149
yards and scored both West
Gadsden touchdowns.
Given that the Panthers
managed just 187 total yards
and Wewahitchka 164 total
yards minus-7 total yards in
the second half Burns' out-
put stood out.
"He's the man we give the
ball to and hope he holds on
to it long enough for him to
make something good hap-

Tim Croft/The Star
Gator quarterback Sean Bierman connected with J.J. Roberts
(foreground) on a 23-yard pass in the second quarter.

pen," Jackson said.,
Burns made it happen
early as he accounted for 44
of the 72 yards the Panthers
covered on the opening pos-
session of the game, including
the imal 32 on a touchdown
burst up the middle.
In a theme which would
be painfully replicated by the
Gators, the extra point was
missed and it was 6-0.
Wewahitchka wasted lit-
tle time striking back on the
ensuing drive, with Bierman
(6 of 15 for 144 yards and two
touchdowns) guiding his team
to the Panther 38 where the
Gators faced fourth-and-eight.
Bierman rolled right and
found Dee Baker (4 catches for
94 yards and twho touchdowns)
on a post pattern. Baker leap-
ing to take the ball between
defenders and sprinting to the
.end zone.
.L..he extra point try by Alex
Lewis banged against the right
upright and retreated, making
it a 6-6 game.
Wewahitchka stopped
West Gadsden on the following
drive and took over at its 46
from where the Gators need-
ed just three plays to score..
Bierman hit Baker deep down
the.left sideline for a 47-yard
Again, however, Lewis'
extra point kick bounced
against the right upright and
bounced harmlessly away.
What would prove to be
the dagger was applied in dhe
final minutes of the half as
West Gadsden took advantage
of a two-yard punt by Baker
which gave the Panthers the
ball at midfield.
Burns accounted for all

the yards on a nine-play drive,
plunging over from the 1 and
Jorge Calderon's extra-pointO
try was good. providing the
final margin.
The Gators were robbed
of a scoring opportunity before
the half. Dee Baker took a
pass uiside the Panther 10
before being tackled out of
bounds with 37 seconds show-
ing on the clock.
However, once the ball was
placed for the next play, the
officials inexplicably started
the clock-and allowed the half
to run out.
The second half was a
physical affair dominated by
yellow flags. with two long


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touchdown by Baker wiped
out by penalties.
The Panthers finished
with 115 penalty 'yards,
Wewahitchka 70.
West Gadsden 6 7 0 0 13
Wewahitchka i2 0 0 012
First quarter
WG Burns 32 run (kick
W Baker 38 pass from
Bierman (kick failed)
W Baker 47 pass from
Bierman (kick failed)
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"To the Bat Cave, George!"

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

Forget all the bad bat jokes, superheroes
and cavernous crime-fighting facilities, and
shivers of revulsion when bats are mentioned,
because bats are cute.
Or at the very least, useful, and much
smaller than the infamous Hollywood blood-
sucking vampires.
This was the information imparted to some
of the enthusiastic crowd at the sixth annu-
al Florida Panhandle Birding and Wildflower
Festival last weekend, centered in Port St. Joe.
Presenting the lecture/demonstration on
"The World of Bats," were Cyndi and George
Marks, of the Florida Bat Conservancy.

The Marks founded the Bat Center (now
the Florida Bat Conservancy) in 1994 in St.
Petersburg, "back when no one knew anything
about bats," said Cyndi.
Now they work throughout the region,
teaching people the benefits of. having bats
around, and how to co-exist or safely remove
the beneficial creatures.
The Bat Conservancy is a non-profit organi-
zation dedicated to bat conservation in Florida.
The Markses have co-authored the first book
totally dedicated to bats in Florida, titled
appropriately Bats of Florida that was released
in August.
The husband and wife team began their
study of bats about 16 years ago, said Cyndi,
and, through the Bat Conservancy, provide

SMarie Logan;Thi- Stair
'"* George Marks at the Birding Festival with copies of their new book, Bats of Florida. '-'

advice ancd educational programs to the public,
along with their research.
Volunteers help the Markses at the Bat
Conservancy care for the 40-50 bats in resi-
dence, who consume 10,000 worms every three
They work with pest control services to
teach them how to remove bats without extermi-
nation, and work with the University of Florida
in Gainesville, home of the "Bat House.
George actually built the world-famous bat
house that sits in the center of the campus in
1991, and is home, as of August 2001, to more
than 100,000 bats.
The project has proven so successful that
the Bat Conservancy is about to begin fundrais-
ing for a second bat house on the campus.

They're Here, They're There, They're
The Markses used slides and live micro-
bats to point out that there are more than
1,000 species of bats worldwide, living on every
continent except Antarctica. But, according
to Cyndi, about 50 percent of the bat species
worldwide are listed as endangered.
The winged mammals have their own order
Chioptera in the zoo-
logical world, which is
Greek for "hand-wing," ;
appropriate since they .
actually fly with their -. ; .' .
The -hand-wing of ,
a bat- is very similar to
a human hand, Cyndi
said, just elongated, with
four, finger -bones that
have the same joints as .
The order Chioptera .
is divided into two main
families of bats: mega-
bats, which live only in
the Old World tropics
IAsia. Africa. Central
and South America). and
micro-bats, which are
found worldwide.
A Vega-bats are CyndMarks hol
also called flying foxes memCybrane encasinghol
because they all have
amazingly dog-like faces.
The largest of them has a s-L-foot winigspan.
about the same as a pelican.
The micro-bats have an incredible diversity
.of.fac.es. and mnos't have huge ears in a multi-
"r ide of shapes, the iGetter tp hear their prey.

Many bats eat fruit, some eat nectar and
pollen, some even eat fish, but only a few are
Most bats eat insects, and, according to the
Markses, if they did not, the human population
would be overrun by insects.
All Florida bats eat insects, according to
George. Each bat can eat 600 insects in one
hour, and each bat will eat about 3,000 insects
each night, which is a prime reason for people
to leave bats alone, said Cyndi.
Bats also help reforest tropical rainforests
after the trees have been cleared by dropping
seeds from the fruit they eat during flights over
the cleared areas..
And many plants worldwide depend on
bats for pollination, including three species
of bats that pollinate ,desert plants like the
saguaro cactus.
Female bats give birth live to "pups," which
hang onto their mothers by tiny claws as the
females fly through the air. Baby bats are so
small that about 500 of them can hang upside
.down in one square foot of space. Even though
mother bats leave their pups in pitch black-
ness, the mothers know exactly which pup is
theirs through scent and sound.

Marie LoganlThe Star
ds an adult Brazilian free-tailed bat, which has no
its tail.

Some of the Florida species Cyndi showed
during her lecture-were the Brazilian free-tailed.
yellow. evening. and Florida Seminole bats.
(See BATS on Page 2B)--.
(See BATS on Page 2B) "*** "

The Mysterious Birth of Joneisha Jones

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

It was October 2000. Friday the 13'-. and
something very strange was happening in St.
Tia Harris. who'd wiled away her youth
in Port St. Joe. was in the delivery room of
Bayfront Hospital. her swollen belly sheltering
a 13-pound baby.
Nothing had prepared Harris for the in-
utero image of Joneisha Moshe Jones. When
she saw her daughter's ultrasound, she was
shocked by her size.

This snapshot of Jones accompanied her Nov..:
ment in The Star. Jones is the daughter of Tia Harris
''. -

Harris herself had been a "little bitty
something," weighing a scant six pounds. eight
ounces at birth.
Sons Moses and Johnny were heavier.
weighing nine and 11 pounds apiece.
But 13'?
The doctor had told Harris to prepare for a
Halloween delivery. but as he charted the baby's
growth. he scheduled an early C-section.
At term. Joneisha might have weighed as
much as 17 pounds, and the doctor wasn't tak-
ing any chances.
"I was always a big girl. but I was humun-
gous." said Harris.
who gave her doctor
some pre-Caesarian
"I told him to
,"' take everything out.
Don't leave nothing in
*V.1, there."
S v'," As if the birth
of a 13-pound baby
was not momentous
...', enough, a series of
extraordinary events
1* began happeninglater
S, that Friday the 13th.
all of which bore the
miark of those myste-
'i, rIous digits
Joneisha Jones
was delivered at 1:13
--,-J' e. p.m. in room 313.
She was the 131' baby
born that day. and the
4 first 13-pound baby
delivered at Bayfront
Hospital in 13 years.
As the delivery
room staff counted
all the 13s. Harris.
who never had much
faith in numerology.
believed something
otherworldly had
"Everything was
13 when she was
brought into the
world," said Harris.
"It was too coinciden-
Harris was in no
position to ponder
the miracle of her
9, 2000 birth announce- datrghter's birth.
and Johnny Jones, Jr. Hainig gained 35

pounds during her
pregnancy, Harris'
blood pressure sky-
rocketed and she
spent the next two
days in a coma.
Young Joneisha
had difficulty breath-
umg alter birth, and
was placed in an tiicu-
bator ui the hospital's
neo-natal unit.
As mother and
. daughter rested. word
spread about Harris'
13-pound baby.
Doctors from nearby
hospitals dropped in
and the news media
came calling.
The St.
Petersburg Times
and The Star herald- f
ed .Joneisha's birth
in their pages, and a
local St. Petersburg
news station featured
her m its television
The channel?
A revived Harris
met her daughter on
the third day, and saw
Joneisha's condition
improve as well-wish-
ers came with bless-
"She staved in
the hospital a week The number 13 fig,
and she left with no Jones, who weighed 13
medicines and net- 13".
thier did I and I
think that was God." said Harris.
As Joneisha grew into a delightful little
girl. she had many occasions to hear the story
of her birth.
Her typical response: "Mom, you're telling
it again'?"
With Joneisha's sixth birthday approach-
ing this Friday. Harris has another reason to
tell the story.
She is planning a surprise community-
wide birthday bash at Nathan Peters. Jr. Park
on Saturday to commemorate the second time
Joneisha's birthday has fallen on Friday the
A bigger bash is m store for Joneisha's 13'
birthday. in 2013.

ured prominently in Joneisha Moshe Jones' birth.
pounds when she was born, turns six on Friday the

"'My mom and her granddad say we're
going to put St. Joe on the map that day." said
Harris. who plans to alert the media.
For Harris. three's enough when it comes
to motherhood.
Asked if she plans to follow up her 13-
pound baby with another child. Harris' answer
is definitive.
Not no. but "No, Jesus."
Though she has been called "superwom-
an" for enduring an extraordinary pregnancy.
Harris is. above all. a doting mother.
Only her love for her daughter is super-
Said Harris: "She's just a beautiful little
princess now.


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The native Florida
Brazilian free-tailed is geneti-
cally the same as the Mexican
free-tailed bat that lives in the
southwestern U.S. and Mexico,
but does not migrate like the
western bat.
Many species of -bats live
in trees; only some require
Yellow bats of Florida nest
in the dead leaves of sabal
and Washitonian palms and
in Spanish moss a very good
reason, said Marks, for not
trimming dead fronds off of
The Florida Seminole bat,

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tipped in white fur, is usually
found dangling from pine tree
branches. It is almost impossi-
ble to see, said Cyndi, because
it looks like a dead leaf or a
small pine cone.
Small bats live over 30
years, according to George,
making them, for their size,
the longest-lived of all mam-
And since bats usually
have only one pup per year, so
for size, they are also consid-
ered the slowest-reproducing
of all mammals.
Even so, "People don't real-
ize that bats are everywhere in

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Cyndi Marks holds an adult Florida yellow bat sporting elfin ears.
Florida at night," said Cyndi, tion by bats, thereby sealing
"except in cold weather when in the bat colony or destroying

Marie Logan/The Star
A side view shows the size of an adult Florida yellow bat.

insects, don't fly."
People often ask her how
to attract bats, she said, but
bats "can't be attracted with
food or a particular scent, like
birds or butterflies."
She said the best way to
attract bats to one's yard is
to erect a well-designed bat
house in open areas and hope.
If it appeals to the bats, they
will inhabit it in droves.
One major problem for
bats, Cyndi said, especially for
the Brazilian free-tailed, is that
it is a colonizing species 'and
thousands of them live togeth-
er in one giant group. They like
to nest in places like under
roofs of houses or buildings,
which makes people want to
get 'rid of them. It is illegal to
exterminate bats in the state of
Florida, said Cyndi, although
most people do not know this.
So when they try to elimi-
nate bats roosting in houses,
that one act of destruction can
wipe out an entire colony.
-"With the bat's low birth
rate, this can be incredibly
destructive," explained Cyndi.
She added that many cave
owners bulldoze the entrance
to caves to eliminate occupa-

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George said the myth of
bats as vicious, aggressive ani-
mals has been propagated by
usually portraying bats with
their mouths open and their
teeth showing. In actuality,
he said, bats are, across the
board, shy and gentle, only fly-
ing into people's hair by acci-
dent and biting only if handled
or if someone tries to spread
their wings, "which they really
don't like," said'Cyndi.
All of the photos with their
mouths open are really of the
bat screaming to emit its echo-
location signals, but the sound
is too high for humans to hear,
so all they see is a bat with its
teeth showing.
People did not understand
or even know about echoloca-
-ion until the late 1930s when
the U.S. military began sonar
(sound navigational ranging)
Four kilohertz is the high-
est note on a piano and is audi-
ble by humans. Most Florida
bats echolocate at 40-60 kilo-
hertz and all bats echolocate
at 20 kilohertz or above.

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A Florida evening bat chomps happily on a worm after its echo-
location performance.

The Markses said scien-
tists are eagerly studying how
the distorted facial features
help bats capture the echolo-
cation sounds as they fly.
When a bat detects an
insect, the "tick-tick" sounds
speed up --until they become
a solid "'buzzing" sound on
the bat .detector. During this
"feeding frenzy" the bat may
make as many as 200 echo-
location calls per second. The
sound culminates in an abrupt
silence, which indicated the'
bat has captured and eaten,
its prey. .
Bats are.not aggressive, to
the point that several species
.roost together. They have very
few natural predators, said
George: occasionally owls. cer-
tain snakes from time to time,
and opportunistic captures by
cats. opossumrs. raccoons and
the like.
Most bats that hunt
insects can catch their prey
on the fly .with their mouths.
scoop the insects into their
wings or scoop them up with
the tail membrane and move
the catch to their mouths, all
during flight.
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proportional large number of
the total number of bats exam-,
ined annually. So the informa-
tion disseminated by public
health officials is skewed.'
In fact, the Centers for'
Disease Control in Atlanta
have a page on their website,
extolling the benefits of having
bats in an area.,
In actuality, according to
George, less than 1 percent of,
bats contract rabies.
Both the Markses have.
all the prescribed rabies pre--
exposure shots, since they
both work in the field handling
live bats. Occasionally they are
bitten. said Cyndi. but unless'
agitated or injured. bats do
not bite
And as far as v-ampire bats
go. she said. vampire bats.'
although they do east, need
only one to two tablespoons
full of blood each night to sur-
vive., They actually prefer ani-'
mnals as blood donors, Cyndi.
smiled, and vampire bats:
only live in Central and Sotuth
America and some parts of

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Cyndi Marks at the Birding
Festival 'with some stuffed
friends and the classic children's'
story "Stellaluna."

This year we invite you to participate in our "Baby's First Christmas" page which wiil be in our
December 21st edition. The cost of the ad is only $15.00 and will include your baby's photo,
name, city and birth date (sorry, no room for other information). We will accept ads until
December 15th at 5pm, so hurry, space is limited.
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Holding a tiny evening bat,
cupped in her palm, Cyndi
helped George demonstrate
how humans can "hear" bats,
with the use of a "bat detec-
The little bat's mouth was
constantly moving and George,
about 10 feet away, held the
small electronic detector,
which interpreted the bat's
cries as chirps and buzzing.
According to George, the
chirp is the common call bats
make while flying. Humans
cannot hear it, but it sounds
like a "tick-tick-tick" on the
Bats listen for echoes off
of moths and insects and their
working range for capturing
insects is 10 to 12 feet away.
Some western bats can
even "hear" the sound of a
scorpion's footsteps on the
desert sand at night.
One hundred twenty deci-
bels, about the sound of a
smoke detector, is the aver-
age loudness of small bats.
which have huge ears and
really strange facial features
that help capture the returning
echolocation sounds.

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just after sunset are the prime
feeding frenzy times for bats,
and the best time to see bats
in their natural habitat.
- The Markses use the bat
detector to record bat calls,,'
then connect the detector to
a computer with specialized
software, through which they
can analyze the data to iden-
tify different bat calls and thus
identify the different species
they have recorded.

Bats and Rabies
Another reason people do
not care for bats is the con-
flicting information about bats
and rabies that is circulating;
it needs to be corrected, said
Bats contract a paralyt-
ic form of rabies and fall to
the ground, where dogs, cats,
other animals and people con-
tract the disease'after handling
or eating the sick bat.
Since a large number of
bats that are found on the
ground are there because they
already have rabies and can-
not fly, the number of bats
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River Turns Five
River turned 5 on Sept. 25. He had a cars party with fam-
ily and friends. River is the son of Bo and Kandi Rollins. River
is also the grandson of Melvin and Wanda Ward, and Karen
Rollins, all of Howard Creek.

Introducing Mr.

Bubba and Bailey Brogdon
are proud to announce the
marriage of their' mother,
Miranda Brogdon to Corey
Bowers, both of Port St. Joe.
Miranda is the daughter of Tim
Harvey and Brenda Rigsby of
Gulf County. Corey is the son
of Walt Bowers and Pamela
Johnson of Gulf County.
The ceremony was held
October 4 in Columbus, GA.
Natalie Gant stood in as Maid
of Honor, and Timmy Watford
stood in as Best Man.
The bride is employed at

& Mrs. Bowers

Star Publications in Port St.
Joe. The groom is employed
* by the U.S. Army currently in
Friends and family joined
the couple in Columbus, GA to
help them celebrate their joy-
ous celebration of marriage.

Davis/Hix to I
Ashlye Jane Davis of
Mobile, AL and Howard Ray
Hix, Jr. of Dothan will be mar-
ried at 5:30, October 27, 2006
in Loxley, AL.,
The bride, the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Joseph
Selfert of Port St. Joe. Mr.
James Edwin Davis Junior
of Mobile; AL graduated from

Fowler/Covey to Wed
Velinda and Gordon Goss announce the engagement and
upcoming marriage of their daughter Rachele Fowler to Jeramy
Covey, son of Krystal and David Hinson. The wedding will take
place at New Life Christian Center, 508 Sixth Street, Port St. Joe,
at 3 p.m. ET on Oct. 21, 2006. Rachele is the grand-daughter of
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lives. Each act of kindness and expression of sympathy that was shown to us is greatly
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prayer during his injury and surgery. Please continue to keep him in your prayers.
Recovery will be several months and he will have to endure another surgery before it is
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Elinor E. Krause

Elinor E. Krause, 89, of
Port St. Joe, passed away in
a local hospital on October,
6, 2006. She was born in
Chicago, Ill., and moved to
Bay County in 2004 from
Villa Park, Ill.. She was a
secretary for the Association
of Mill and Elevators Mutual
Insurance Company, a mem-
ber of St. Joseph's Roman
Catholic Church in Port St.
Joe, and she attended the
Meet and Greet Luncheon on
Wednesday with her friends.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Earl W.
Krause (1951), her parents,
Paul and Barbara Eidimt,
-brother,- Richard, and sis-
ters, Sophia, Victoria, and
Estelle. Mrs. Krause is sur-
vived by her son, Richard
and wife Patricia of Port St.
Joe, grandchildren, Kristin,
Keith and wife Medina, all of
Woodstock, Ga., great grand-
children, Lakin, Brogan,
Torin, Daniel, and Meredith,
all of Woodstock, Ga., nieces,
Sharon and husband Ted of
Mexico, Indiana, Margaret,
Robert and wife Paulette, all
of Orland Park, Ill.
A Funeral Mass for Mrs.
Krause will be held at 1:00'
PM on Saturday, October
14, 2006, at St' Joseph's
Catholic Church in Port St.
Joe. The family will- receive
friends at the funeral home
from 10:00 AM to .12:30 PM

on Saturday morning before
mass. Graveside services
with interment will be held in
River Grove, Ill. on Saturday,
October 21,2006, in Elmwood
Cemetery. Expressions of
sympathy may be submitted
and viewed on our website:

Miss Georgia Ann


Miss Georgia Ann Fenn
went home on Wednesday,
September 27, 2006 at 12:50
PM at Bay Medical Center,
Panama City. She was born in
,Eufaula, AL to the late Mrs.
Alberta Dozier. Miss Georgia
Fenn moved to Port St. Joe
in 1951. She joined Zion Fair
Missionary Baptist Church
under the pastronage of the
late Rev. Charles P Price .
She loved her children, fam-
ily and was affectionately call
'"Jon" by some and "mama"
by others. She also was a
member of the Twilight Civics
Club for Women.
She was preceded in
"death by her loving daugh-
ters, Elizabeth Fenn (a week
after birth) and Antoinette
Lenox (Net Fenn) just 93 days
ago, two stepsons, Charles'
and Melvin Pittman.
She leaves to cherish
her memories two sons,
Tommy Garland and James
Fenn both of Port St. Joe;
one daughter, Carol Fenn

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(Yamura) of Panama City; two
stepdaughters, Lois Rollins
of St. Augustine, FL and
Caroline Gregory of Port St.
Joe; ten special grandchil-
dren, Jaamail Fenn, of Port
St. Joe, Courtney "Nana"
Lenox (Jarbor), Jarrod "Bo"
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Fenn, Raven Gant, and
Tamara Fenn of Panama City;
five great-grandchildren,
Anisa Fenn of Panama City,
Kamari Clayton, Zay'den
Clayton, Ja'nyreiah Lenox all
of Port St. Joe and Aydan
Davis of Wewahitchka; one
goddaughter, Miss Delmonte
Price of Port St. Joe; ten
sons, and one daughter that
she loved and raised as
her own, as Stanley Peters,
Nathan Peters 3rd John
Pittman, Chad Quinn, Mario
Larry, Jermaine Larry, Ashton
Larry, Byron Jones, Javis
Fennell, Brandon Thomas,
Channin Beard, and Sadef
Mitchell; a special and lov-
ing friend Dr. Sincrope and a.
very special nurse Laura,Lee;
special loved ones, Colorado
Jones, Ruby Lee Farmer,
Janice Morris, Faye Brown,
Linda Jean Hill, Mary Bell
Sims, Nancy Sims, Aldonia
Quinn, Lottie Yarrell, Cleo
Bess, Candye Lewis, Audrey
Grooms, Billy Quinn Sr. and
Yamura Hudson and a host'

of loving family members and
Funeral services were
held at Zion Fair Missionary
Baptist Church Thursday, at
3:00 p.m. October 5, 2006.
Interment followed in the
family plot in Forest Hill
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home.

Nadine V. Hill


Mrs. Nadine V Hill Stone
age 82 of Kinard, Florida
passed away Wednesday
night, October 4, 2006 in
Marianna, Florida. Mrs.
Stone was born on March
29, 1924 in Calhoun County
and had lived there most of
her life.
Following her husband,
B.H. Stone's death in 1961,
she was appointed by the
Governor of Florida to serve
out the remainder of her
husband's term as County
Commissioner. Nadine was
re-elected in 1962, 1966,
1970, and served through
1974. She also worked for
Georgia Timberlands for sev-
eral years as office manager.
Mrs. Stone was a member
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Church in Kinard, Florida.
Survivors include:
2 Sons: Ben Hill of Kinard,
Fla. And. Michael :Joseph
(Joey) Stone of Atlanta, Ga.
3 Daughters: Sharron
(Sherry) Stone of Mexico
Beach, Fla.; Susan (Susie)
Stevens and husband,,Bill, of
Marianna, Fla.; and Luanne
Stone of Enterprise, Ala.
1 Brother: Kelly Hill of
Kinard, Fla.
3 Sisters: Gwen Campbell
of Dothan, Ala.; Tootsie Yon
of Kinard, Fla.; Jean Flowers
of Kinard, Fla.
13 Grandchildren, 14
Great Grandchildren
Funeral services will be
.held Saturday, October 7,
2006 at 11:00 am (CDT) from
the Cypress Creek Baptist
Church in Kinard, Fla. With
Reverend Marvin Nichols and
Reverend Joseph Yates offi-
ciating. Other speakers will
include, Howard Johnson
Sr., Doyle Daniels, and Jim
The family will receive
friends Friday, October 6,
2006 from 4:00 pm (CDT)
until 6:00 pm (CDT) at the
Peavy Funeral Home. The fam-
ily will accept flowers but any-
one wishing may make contri-
butions to the Cypress Creek
Baptist Church Building fund
at RO. Box 330, Wewahitchka,
Fla. 32465. All arrangements
are under the direction of

Marlon Peavy Funeral Home
in Blountstown, Fla.

Rohemey Shurrum

Rohemey Shurrum '"Jane"
went to be with the Lord on
October 8, 2006. She was
survived by her loving, hus-
band,, Robert W. Shurrum of
Overstreet, FL; six children,
Marie and Overille Herring
of Overstreet, FL, Robert
Jr., and Marie Shurrum of
Overstreet, Betty Benson of
Dothan AL, Lindy Buchanan
of Panama City, Norma
and Howard Walters 'of
Wewahitchka, William and
Michelle Shurrum of Altha,
FL; one sister, Doshie Lyles of'
'White City, FL; 29 grandchil-
dren; 71 great-grandchildren;
and one great-great-grand-
child; numerous nieces and
Graveside services will
be held Wednesday, October
11, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. EIDT
at Buckhorn Cemetery in
Wewahitchka with Dr. Floyd
N. Wright and the Rev. Derrick
Gerber officiating. Interment
will follow. A visitation will
be held at Comforter Funeral
Home in Port St. Joe Tuesday,
October 10th from 5:00 until
8:00 p.m. EDT. .
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home.

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Available now for
adoption from the St.
Joseph Bay Humane

Heritage Funeral

247 Tyndall Parkway, Callaway

Joe D. Gainer, Justin M. Kent, Local Owners

"Serving Bay and Gulf Counties"

Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years,

4B he ta, PrtSt.Jo, F -Thursday, October 12, 2006

Covenant Hospice To Host

Remembrance Celebration
The community is invited to
attend Covenant Hospice's annual
Remembrance Celebration on Oct.
15, at 2 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church located at 903
East Fourth Street in 'Panama
"The program gives family
members of all faiths and back-
grounds an opportunity to remem-
ber, honor and celebrate the lives
of those they have lost," said
Sarah Jackson, Covenant Hospice
Bereavement Specialist. "Coming
together as a community in mem-
ory of our loved ones creates- A
truly special atmosphere and facil-
itates the healing process." This
ceremony is open to anyone in
the community. No affiliation with
Covenant Hospice is required. ,- '
The celebration will include
Amy Hoyt from WMBB-TV as key,
note speaker, music, singing, can-'
die lighting and selected readings.
Following the ceremony, a recep.
tion with refreshments will be held
at the Trinity Center-, adjacent t6
the church. There is no cost to
attend this event.
Please make reservations
or for additional information,
call Sarah Jackson or Christina
Coates at 785-3040. Covenail
Hospice is located at 107 W. 19,4
St. in Panama City. I

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W. P. "Rocky" Comforter Charles A. CostinWilliamJ. ish Thomas S.Gibson,
507 10th Street, Port St. Joe L.F.D. Personal Injury Real Estate Willam J. Rish, Thomas S. Gibson,
Workers' Compensation Russell Scholz Paul W. Groom II
(850) 229-8111,,,, (850) 227-1818,. (850) 227-1159 (850) 229-8211

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"Young Harmony"
Living Waters Assembly of God of
Apalachicola will be hosting the Dove Award
Nominated "Young Harmony" which consist
of Husband/Wife team, Johnathan & Ginger
Bond. Along with Lucas Case (keyboard), Carl
White (bass guitar), and Jason Shingleton (pro-
duction manager). This concert is designed for
our entire community and we would love to
have you join with us for this service.
Two services will be held October 15 at
10:45 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.. There will be lunch
served after the morning service. The 2:00 PM
service is designed for the convenience of the
community. The Pastor and congregation would
love to invite you to be a part to be a part of
this worship concert as we feel that you will be
blessed inspired, and uplifted by the music and
also by Johnathan's faith testimonies.
The church is located at 1580 Bluff Road,
Apalachicola. Turn by Chaplan School at 12"~
Street, go 3 miles, and you're there.

When You Stumble, Pray

workman best monument is the work he
ould it be dsad tht you magnified Gods
iHave you laid a foundation for e world to
dee, that Jeiuspad the price for you and e
ave you ed a ouh to the rone grace
nd watched the smie 4i 1 up the face?
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Enough to save their sou from hel
iave you helped your feow man
By ldhing out a heing hand?
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S Or have you stumbled along the way?
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someone Mere.
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-Billy Johnson

Most Excellent Way
The Christian Solution to Alcohol and
Chemical Dependence Becoming God
There will be a meeting held each Monday
from 6-7:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church,
located at 102 Third Street, Port St. Joe. For
more information call 227-1552.

New Bethel Men's

and Women's Day
The New Bethel Baptist Church family will
be observing their annual men's and women's
day on Sunday, Oct. 15 beginning with Sunday
school. The morning speaker will be Missionary
Gathers of Victory Temple Holiness church.
The evening speaker will be Minister Dantae
McGee. The public is invited to come and wor-
ship with us. Rev. Cyril Mills Pastor.

Convocation 2006
Convocation 2006 will take place Oct. 17-
20 at New Covenant Church, 252 Avenue E in
Port St. Joe. Special guests include: Apostle
Napoleon and Pastor Phyllis A. Pittman, Dr.
Lurline Smith, Apostle .Donald and Pastor
Verdele Rudolph, Apostle William and Penny
Moses, Bishop Flavious and Pastor Jackie
Pittman, MISSCEH Covenant leaders and
Prophet and Pastor Leonard and Ann Blount.
Events nightly at 7 p.m. ET and daily at 10
a.m. ET Wednesday through Friday.
For more information call 229-8137.

SThe Potter's House
Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
85b-639-5993 850-639-4588
636 Second Street Post Office Box 631 *Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 a.m.,
Wednesday Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.

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

Come into

The Star

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

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

Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.
.. i ..r 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 6:00 p.m.
Lr. T., .. ..,.7:00p.m.
\, All Times are EST

Rev. Mac Fulcher
Minister of MuicYoutlh
Deborah L oyess
Director ofChildren Ministris

Jesus is Lord and He is waiting
Aigilanb viewt aptitt C nurct
382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 7:00,p.m.
Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.,
Mike Westbrook, Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.

he Cathoic Church of GuWi Couf
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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)

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:Tirst C/uirch of the : iX.azrcnc
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11 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sundqy WorshipSrtice: 9:00 a.m. CST
S, nld School: 10:15 a.m, CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist Church
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820

family lie (bunh
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join usin worship ... Apchicol P,,, City
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening < >
Pastors Andrew -
Cathy Rutherford Reid Ave.,
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates Familllfe Church
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net y Wewnhitchka
323 Reid Avenue PoMi 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 6:00-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

P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
K 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

1 .First Baptist Church

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 Prayer Meeting ...... .6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM ..... 7:49 am ET

The friendly place to worship!

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

B t 4 6tiiA "A Reformed Voice,
in the Community"

Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor

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




8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
wow.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org 850-227-1845

Worship with us at

Long Avenue Baptist Church

Where Faith, Family d

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









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Women's Groups Support "Wear It Pink

Day" for Breast Cancer Awareness
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. The Jr. Service League of Port
St. Joe and the Wewahitchka Woman's Club are working together to bring awareness
across Gulf County. Gulf County supports the efforts of the Breast & Cervical Cancer
Outreach to Rural Areas (BCCOURA) program to target October 13, 2006 as our Breast
Cancer Awareness Day. The BCCOURA program is a federally funded program at
Jackson County Health Department which provides cancer screening services to women
ages 50-64 who have no insurance and qualify financially. This program serves nine
counties including Gulf.
The American Cancer Society reports: "More women in the United States are diag-
nosed with breast cancer every year than with any other cancer except skin cancer. This
year, about 180,000 cases will be diagnosed and 44,000 women will die of the disease.
Many of these lives could have been saved by early detection. All Women are at risk for
breast cancer. Most women who get breast cancer have no family history of the disease.
As women age, the risk increases. By age 50 years... 1 out of 50 women gets breast can-
cer. By age 80 years.... 5 out 50 women get breast cancer. The earlier breast cancer is
detected, the easier it is to treat. The American Cancer Society recommends the follow-
ing guidelines for early detection. Age 20-39: Do a breast self-exam each month; Have
a clinical breast exam by a health care professional every three years. Age 40 and over:
Have a mammogram every year; Have a clinical breast exam by a health care profes-
sional every year; Do a breast self-exam each month."
The women's groups have networked the community for a means of remindilig "moth-
ers, daughters, friends, or wife to make early detection a way of life." Enthusiastic
support has been received by every bank in Gulf County, who will pass out pink rib-
bon stickers to customer throughout the day of October 13, 2006. Stickers will also
be made available to our Gulf County teachers. And finally, the beauty shops will
receive a bundle of emery boards with the message "Make Early Detection a Habit for
Life." These Gulf County women's groups encourage women to make an appointment
with their provider, if they have not already done so.

SAT. 1:30, 4:30 AND 7:30
SUN. 1:30 AND 4:30

Be apart of the Forgotten Coast'slargest festival of the year!

Over 14,000 copies of our award winning publication will be distributed
during the week of the festival in and around Gulf & Franklin Counties and also
inserted into both The Star and The Times.
This is your chance to be seen by the thousands of people who flock to this
one time event each year.. .reserve your ad space today.


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135 W. Hwy 98, 129 Commerce St.
PortfSt Joe, FL 32457 Apalachicola, FL 32320

(850) 227-1278

(850) 653-8868

The 100 Club Annual Meeting
The Trustees of The 100 Club of Gulf County have set Monday evening, October i6,
for the first annual membership meeting of club members at the St. Joseph Bay Country
Club. There will be a brief business meeting followed by a three-meat buffet dinner by
Paul Gant with entertainment rpovided by George Boyer & Cletus. It all starts at 5:30
PM. with a cash bar. Members are asked to bring a guest who will join the Club.

Red Hat Chit Chat
The Red Hat Society Beach Belles, with Queen Mum, Karen Buddo, will enjoy a
"Welcome Back Party" on Monday, October 23, 2006, for their monthly event.
The party will take place at the home of Mary Joe Walsh, 118 South 38th Street unit
#16 Mexico Beach, at 11:30 a.m. CT.
The hostesses for this month are Mary Joe Walsh and Jenny Kinsey.
And don't forget to dress up in your red and purple!
Please RSVP to Karen Buddo at 647-3656 or Mary Joe Walsh at 648-1119 by October
16, 2006, so we will know how many ladies will attend, or if you have any questions.

Mexico Beach A.A.R.P.

A.A.R.P Chapter #4325 will meet October 20 at 1 p.m. CT. We will meet at the
Community Center at Mexico Beach.
The program should be of interest to everyone. The speaker will be Lt. Col. Don
Christian from the Judge Advocates Office (JAG), of Tyndall Air Force Base. He will
speak on Tyndall's Mission and Global War Terrorism.
With the beginning of a new season, we welcome back current members and all
prospective members. Plan on coming to this interesting meeting.

Gulf County Republican Party Meeting
October 16, 2006
All interested are invited
Light hors d'oeuvres will be served

The DIXIE Does Nashville Part Deux
On Friday & Saturday, October 13 & 14 The Dixie Theatre will once again be enjoy-
ing the Music talent of Songwriter/Performers straight from Nashville, Tennessee.
These are the folks who write the Hits for artists like Brooks & Dunn, Faith Hill,
Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Reba McEntire, Rodney Atkins and many more. And they're
coming to Apalachicola to share their music with us!
Seating begins at 8:00 PM and the show starts at 8:30.
Tickets are $30, $20 for limited balcony seating and $250 for Orchestra Tables.

Don't miss your chance to hear the best Music out of Nashville, Tennessee at The
DIXIE Does Nashville Part Deux, Friday & Saturday, October 13 & 14.
Call the Dixie Theatre Box Office at 850-653-3200 for Reservations.

Send Your Community Events to:
Write To: "\-mail To:
The Star/Community Events stamews@starfl.com
P.O. Box 308 Be sure to put Community News as the subject
Port St Joe, FL 32457 when e-mailing.

Fax To: Announcements are limited to 50 words, and will
(850) 227-7212 run for a maximum of 4 weeks.

St. George "Island Time"

We Will Not Forget Foundation Benefit Concert

Please join us for a great night of music and fun!

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2006

Time: 7:00 P.M.
(music at 8:00)

Location: St. George Island Firehouse

Cost:, $30 (Food Included, Cash Bar)

For Tickets
Stop by St. George Island Realty (235 East Gulf Beach Dr. -
Call George or C.W. at (800-533-5113)

Jon Michaels

ion's songs, from the outrageouslI clever "Check Please," to the unforget-
table "Stones" (destined to be a classic) recently recorded by Tracy Law-
rence and Ty Herndon, show a range of colors and emotions rarely found
on Music Row or anywhere else. You can see Jon on "Christina Cooks"
weekly on PBS and venues like the Bluebird Cafd in rrNashville. You may
have seen Jon at The Swallow At The Hollow. Check Jon out at www.

John Foster must have worn out a few radios in his early years.
From his intimate familiarity with so many styles of music, he
couldn't have let the dial rest for long on any one station. This is
not to slight his authenticity in any one genre; it's more measure
of his sincere fascination with all the great music of the last five
decades. John has performed with Charlie Daniels, The Beach
Boys and Sammy Kershaw. John has performed at The Swallow
At The Hollow. Check John out at www.johnfostermusic.com.

John Foster

Our Mission
We believe that education is the one thing you can give a child that can never be taken away.
Therefore, our mission is to assist with the educational expenses for children who have lost a parent serving in
any branch of the U.S. military or as a "first responder" ( police, fire fighter or emergency medical technician.).
This assistance is to be awarded based on financial need and potential.
The sacrifices made by many Americans to guard our freedom and protect our way of life often go unnoticed
and unappreciated. The We Will Not Forget Foundation honors their memories and all they have given us by helping
their children.
John Foster must have worn out a few radios in his early years. From his intimate familiarity with so many styles of
music, he couldn't have let the dial rest for long on any one station. This is not to slight his authenticity in any one genre,
it's more a measure of his sincere fascination with all the great music of the last five decades.
John has performed with Charlie Daniels, The Beach Boys and Sammy Kershaw.
John has performed at The Swallow At The Hollow.
Check John out at www.johnfostermusic.com.
Proceeds will be donated to
The We Will Not Forget Foundation, for details please visit us at
"Helping the children of those who have helped us."

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From The Port St. Joe Lions Club Den

By: Lion Bill McGee

Our Port St. Joe Lions
Club meets the first three
Wednesday of each month
at the Sunset Coastal Grill
for a business meeting and
lunch. The meetings are
held at noon and last for
about an hour.
The first meeting in
August featured Mr. Tim
Wilder, Gulf County School
-Superintendent. Tim pro-
vided the club with a report
on the state of Gulf County
schools and the initiatives
being taken to maintain
high quality education. Port
-St. Joe Lions have for many
years donated money to
-support specific classrooms
at Port St. Joe schools. This
year we provided $100 for
each of three classrooms
taught by spouses of St. Joe
Lions. Also, at this meeting

the club renewed its pledge
to annually contribute $500
to the Bob Moore Library
Fund. Former Judge Bob
Moore was an avid Lion
for many years before his
untimely death.
At the second meet-
ing of the month we for-
mally added Gary Gibbs
to the club roster. Our
guest speakers were Trish
Warriner (Chairman of the
Board of the Downtown
Redevelopment Association)
and Gail Alsobrook, the
Association's Executive
Director. They spoke to the
club on the goals, objec-
tives, and future plans of
the Association.
Our final August meeting
featured a program by Kim
Bodine, Executive Director
of the Gulf Coast Workforce
Board. She described the
local projects being spon-

scored by the organization.
In September, our first
meeting was a full business
meeting. Club Vice President
Andy Smith conducted the
meeting The second meet-
ing in September did not
feature a guest speaker.
Our third meeting featured
Lion David Warriner who
described the features of
Main Stay Suites which
he has developed recently.
Main Stay Suites is to open
This year (2006-
2007) the Lions Clubs
International President is
Jimmy M. Ross from the
small town of Quitaque,
Texas. Jimmy is a man who
has believed in Lionism for
many years and through his
devotion has risen to the
Remember its great to
be a Lion.

Port St. Joe Garden Club Coming Events

The Port St. Joe Garden Club will have its program CHRISTMAS IN THE GARDENS
on November 18, 2006 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Club building on 8m Street. The Garden
Club has been renovated and you will be able to see what we have done. We hope you will
like it so please come and enjoy CHRISTMIAS IN THE GARDENS with Garden Club mem-
bers. The program will include designers and you will be able to pick up some ideas for your
own Christmas decorating. Door prizes will be awarded as well as the Garden Club ladies
wil treat you to their special Christmas goodies after the program. Tickets are $10-but $12
-,at the door. See any Garden Club member and come and enjoy an afternoon of Christmas
splendor. See you on Nov. 18.

October Fall-Fest Open House, Rummage, and Book Sale

Bay St. Joe will hold
their annual Open House in
October with a facility-wide
" Rummage and Bake Sale.
Tickets on sale now for
the "Grand Prize Drawing"
for a one week stay in a
condo on Cape San Bias.

Benefit dance for

Rob Bernal

Oct. 13, 7-11 p.m.
Senior Citizens Center
$5 Donation for all ages
Proceeds to help defray
- travel expenses

Call the facility for ticket sale
locations. (850) 229-8244
All proceeds from the
Rummage and Bake Sale will

be donated to the Resident
Activity Fund.
- Date: Oct. 14
Time: 8:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.

Port St Joe Relay-For-Life Event

Needs Your Team and Support!

by Scott Baker
Logistics and Advo

"The Wonderful W
Hope". That is our
theme for the 2007 P
Joe American Cancer
Relay-For-Life. This
event will have an
Disney theme. Just i
the fun and excitement
work towards the Am
Cancer Society's ques
cure Disney style!
and current cancer p
their families, busii

Library Happen
Gulf County Public Libra
Port St. Joe Branch

Hours Open:


Friends of the Library
First Monday of Every
at 5:30 p.m. Come join
Friends of Library Boot
Third Saturday of
Month- 10-2 p.m.

Upcoming events
Book sale: October 21,
Dedication and Open
of the Alfred I. Dupont
History and Genealogy
October 25, 2006, 2-4

civic organizations, and the
cacy public are invited to take part
in this exciting team event.
This year's Port St. Joe
Vorld of Relay-For-Life is will be held
overall the evening of Friday, April
Port St. 27 2007. And we need YOU
Society and. your TEAM to make this
year's a success. We are on our way
overall towards meeting our goal of
imagine 35 teams but that is a
.t as we minimum! Let's show the
nerican American Cancer Society just
st for a how strong of a community
Former the Port St. Joe area is! If you
patients, or your organization wants
nesses, to dive head first into this
nation-wide cancer eradica-
ings tion fundraiser, contact one
l""t" of your PSJ Relay committee
ry members. This "celebration
of life" brings our community
229- together in a unified effort to
fight cancer.
Ly 10-8 The 2007 PSJ Relay com-
y 10-8 mittee is running full steam
lay 10-6 ahead (with Steam Boat
10-6 Willie at the helm). And we
lay 10-4 need your help to make this
the. best Relay ever! We still
Meeting have committee chairperson
Month vacancies to fill and we will
k us!ale need an army of individual
Every volunteers. We are having a
team event kick-off rally on,
November 2, 2006 6:30pm at
312 Reid Ave. This is going
2006 to be a very high-spirited and
House fun event in Peter Pan's
Florida Never Land style!
Center: Relay-For-Life is the
p.m. American Cancer Society's

version of an athletic relay,
but with a twist. Relay-For-
Life is a family-oriented event
where participants enjoy the
camaraderie of a team and
celebrate cancer Survivors
while raising funds to support
the mission of the American
Cancer Society. Participants
camp out at the Relay site,
and when they are riot tak-
ing their turn walking, they
take part in fun activities and
enjoy entertainment through-
out the night.
The funds raised enable
us to continue our investment
in the fight against cancer
through research, education,
advocacy, and patient servic-
es. The money raised by par-
ticipants goes directly to the
American Cancer Society's
lifesaving programs.
For information about
how to form a team or
become involved in the Port
St Joe Relay-For-Life contact
Patricia Paulson, our PSJ
committee event chair at 227-
3688, Darlene Spencer PSJ
Team Development chairper-
son at 647-9661, or Andrew
Rutherford, our ACS com-
munity representative at 960-
5859. For more information'
on cancer, call the American
Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-
2345, available 24 hours a
day, seven days a week, or
visit www.cancer.org.


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On October 5,
3:07 p.m. the Port
Police Department

St. Joe

John L Goodman age 47 of
Wewahitchka, for felony pro-
bation violation for failing to
register. Goodman was trans-
ported to the Gulf County
On October 4, around
11:08 a.m. the Port St. Joe
Police Department arrested
Wesley White age 36 of Port St.
Joe, for violation of probation
for the offense of possession
of cocaine (felony). White was
taken to the Gulf County Jail
to await first appearance.
On October 4, around
7:37 a.m. the Port St. Joe
Police Department arrested
James Carlton Bateman age
34 of Port St. Joe, for driv-
ing on a suspended drivers
license. Bateman's license was
suspended for a DUI refusal.
Bateman was transported to
the Gulf County Jail to await
first appearance.

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Gulf County Sheriff's
The Gulf County Sheriff's Office will be
conducting vehicle safety inspections during
the months of September and October. The
safety inspection check points will be at vari-
ous locations throughout the county, Highway
71 north of Westarm Creek Bridge, Highway 22
near the intersection of Highway 22A, Highway
71 Honeyville Area, Highway 98 St. Joe Beach,
Highway 98 and Garrison Ave, C30 Simmons
On 9/29 deputies conducted a vehicle safe-
ty checkpoint. During this checkpoint deputies
checked just over 200 cars, wrote six warnings
for safety infractions, wrote two seatbelt tickets,
and arrested Isidoro, 44, and Manuel Martinez,
22, for operating a vehicle without a license.
On 9/29 deputies arrested Johnny James
Jones, 39, of Port St. Joe and Kimberly Denise
Hall, 35, of Wewahitchka for failing to pay child
Clyde Randall McDonald, '43, of
Wewahitchka was arrested for trespassing and
disorderly conduct on 9/30. Deputies respond-
ed to a disturbance in the Wewahitchka area
and found two men had been fighting. Neither
wanted to press charges and both were told
to go home and not come back to the loca-
tion. Several minutes later, a second call was
received saying McDaniel had come back and
tried to break into the residence.
On 9/30 Barbara Shaw, 33, of Wewahitchka
was arrested for making harassing phone
On 10/01 deputies responded to a call in
the Stone Mil Creek area that a home owner
had found someone in his house and was hold-

Arrest Log
ing them at gunpoint. Whelf deputies arrived,
the home owner had John Calvin Boykins,
43, of Port St. Joe sitting on the front porch.
Boykins was arrested and charged with bur-
glary of an occupied structure.
On 10/02 Kimberly Lynn Emanuel, 35, of
Wewahitchka turned herself in at the Sheriff's
Office for violating her probation for failure to
pay fines. Emanuel paid her fine amounts and
was released from jail.
On 10/02 deputies stopped a vehicle on
Hwy. 71 near the Doc Whitfield Road for a traf-
fic violation. While speaking with the driver,
the deputies received permission to search the
vehicle. Inside the vehicle two separate cigarette
packages were found, both containing a baggie
of cocaine. Joseph Dewayne Sewell, 27, and
Dylan J Mann, 35, were arrested for posses-
sion of cocaine.
On 10/02 deputies responded to a burglary
alarm at the Express Lane on Port St. Joe
Beach. The alarm company stated they could
hear voices in the store. When deputies arrived
they found the front door to the store had been
broken by a large piece of concrete. A short time
later officers found two young men on Santa
Anna St. After talking with the pair, Donald
Moses, 19, admitted that he and another friend
had broken into the store. Moses was arrested
and charged with burglary. The next morning
his 16 year old accomplice was arrested and
taken to DYS in Panama City.
Sebina Latrice Daniels, 26, was arrested
on, 10/04 for possession of cocaine and sale of
cocaine within 1000 feet of a church.

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The Port St. Joe Police Department is committed.to promot-
ing safety for all citizens. The Port St. Joe Police Departments
goal is to ensure everyone using the highway and roadway sys-
tem may do so safely and to provide a deterrent for those who
violate laws. Enforcement is a tool to facilitate the achievement
of this safety. Recognizing that alcohol is consistently involved in
many crashes resulting in a fatality mandates unwavering atten-
tion. Reducing death and injury associated with impaired driv-
ers is one of, the most important objectives. The State of Florida,
Gulf County and the City of Port St. Joe provide the roadway as.
a benefit to the public at large. Accordingly, these agencies seek
to safeguard all drivers through the use of a non-intrusive check-
point to detect and remove impaired drivers from the road.
The use of the Roadside Safety Checkpoint, public educa-
tion and enforcement are combined to achieve and enhance the
, reduction in deaths and injuries caused by impaired vehicle
operators. These law enforcement agencies are dedicated to
? aggressive DUI law enforcement. Zero tolerance of DUI c6ntin-
ues to be top priority in traffic law enforcement. The Port St. Joe
Police Department will be conducting DUT Sobrie ty Checkpoints
.= on Highway 98 and Highway 71 throughout this year in effort to
maintain a safe driving environment for all drivers.

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This report represents some significant events the FWC
handled over the past week; however, it does not include all
actions taken by the Division of Law Enforcement.
Officer David Brady worked the Panama City Beach pier and
found one subject who possessed three redfish and another with
an oversized redfish. The appropriate citations were issued.
Officer Mike Nobles was conducting resource inspections
when he found a crabber in possession of 34 egg bearing blue
crabs. A citation was issued and it was noted that this is the
subject's second citation for the same offense.
Officer Jim Moore and Reserve Officer Lawrence Hiller were
on water patrol in the Gulf of Mexico when they encountered a
charter vessel engaged in fishing. During the inspection, they
found the captain/guide operating with two paying passengers.
onboard. The captain was unable to produce a charter saltwater
fishing license and could, not locate sufficient safety equipment
for the passengers. The only safety gear on board w ere two
Type II personal flotation devices. Further inspection revealed
that the captain had recently been arrested for boating under
the influence and refused tov submit to a breath test. He had not
paid his civil penalty and should not have been operating his.
vessel. Officer Moore researched the prior violation and subse-
quently issued an additional citation. The USCG Marine Safety
Office was contacted and the voyage was terminated.
Officer Nick Price worked an overdue/boating accident this
past week. He was summoned to assist USCG with a missing
subject. During the search and rescue detail, it was discovered
that the vessel had become swamped by wave action near Shell
Island. The vessel washed ashore and the subject spent the
night on the island. Lt. Dennis Welsh landed the helicopter.
on the island and transported the subject to St. Andrews State
Park. Officer Price is investigating the cause of the grounding/
Officers took part in a joint detail involving FWC and
Department of Agriculture Law Enforcement in the, Tate's Hell
WMA, the Apalachicola WMA, and Apalachicola WEA. An offi-
cer with Ag Law flew as an observer with FWC Pilot Mark Nobles
as he flew over the area looking for night hunters. A total of
12 vehicles were contacted with no violations. One citation was
issued for an illegal fire at a party site.

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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, October 12, 2006 9B

by Hunter Garth
Hope everyone had a great
long weekend. The teachers
had a teachers in-service on
Friday and the students were
given a much needed day off.
The end of the first 9 weeks
is winding down and will end
this week.
CLUBS The Student
Government Association
elected five students to rep-
resent Port St Joe in the
72nd S.A.S.C convention in
Knoxville Tennessee The stu-
dents were all on the execu-
tive council and the members
were as follows: Leah Miniat,
Kayla Minger, LaTreva North,
Olivia Lamberson, and Shayla
EDUCATION For the past
4 weeks Jarrod Wester, as
usual, has been working with

the youth of this town. But this
time he has dedicated his time
to teaching CPR to six classes a
day every Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday. All the students
in Mrs. Crews's health and
life management classes have
learned how to perform CPR
on an adult, CPR on a child,
Emergency Response, and the
Heimlich Maneuver. Jarrod
had this to add about CPR,
"CPR is a huge asset to the
student body of Port St Joe
High School and will eventu-
ally make Port St. Joe a safer,
healthier community." As one
of the students who took part
in his classes I would person-
ally like to say thank you for
all the hard work and dedica-


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October 11 is the last day
of the first nine weeks.
October 16-18 is Fall
Break; there will. be NO
October 25th report cards
will be sent home with the
students; so start asking your
students where their report
cards are!!
October 26th-27th the
school will be hosting a. Book
Fair and there will be a wide
selection of great books!
Parents and students: it
is never too early to S.tart pre-
paring for. the FCAT exam. To
help make practicing a little
more fun log onto www.fcatex-
plorer.com and play math and
reading games that will help

you learn FCAT material while
having fun! Parents, you can
pick up your students FCAT
Explorer ID and password in
the Middle School Guidance
Office or call Andria Butts at
Tutoring is available on
Monday and Tuesdays from
3:00-6:80 in the Opportunity
Center Building #1 (locat-
ed behind the PSJHS gym).
Parents may also use the
Opportunity Center to go
online and view your child's
grades. For more information
call Gloria Gant at 229-9359.
Check out. these free
websites for math practice
for the reluctant, disenchant-
ed, or- struggling math stu-
dent. It is appropriate for

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all ages, even pre-school, up,
through algebra. http://www.
coolmath4kids.com and http://
Does your child need
help with homework or ,find-
ing information on any topic?
"Ask a Librarian" can assist
you Sunday through Friday
from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
and Saturdays from 10:00 am
to 5:00 pm. Go to www.
askalibrarian.org and chat
live with a librarian from one
of Florida's public, school, or
academic libraries. Questions
can also be submitted via e-
mail at any time.
Here is your link hittp
search.epnet.com/to an online
library of full text articles and
other materials to be used
for research. The subscrip-
tion has been funded this year
by the Gulf County Education
Foundation to benefit students
and teachers. This resource is
available 24/7 from any com-
puter with internet access.
Port St. Joe Middle School
Username: psjms
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the Senior Executive Board
had a meeting to narrow the
choices of the class flower,
class song and the class
quote. Voting for these catego-
ries will take place this week.
In other senior news, Mrs.
Barbees humanities class has
been working seven weeks on
a project in which they were
spilt into groups in order to
build replicas of some of his-
tories greatest architecture.
Some examples are Solomon's
Temple the Roman Coliseum
and the Greek Parthenon. The
groups will present there mod-
els on Monday. Presentations
. will be held in the library dur-
ing fourth period.
SPORTS The big sports
news this week is the sur-
prising 26-21 district loss to
Bristol last Friday in Liberty
County When asked how he
felt about the game Byron 'PuP'
Peters had this to say. "It was a
tough game, as a team we need
to learn how to focus and play,
better on the road. Our play-
offs start now if we lose again
our season is done."
That's all for this weeks
Shark Talk and as always stay
classy Port St. Joe.

School pictures are in!
And what a fine looking group
of ladies and gentlemen! We
encourage parents to turn in
the money or the pictures as
soon as possible. The retakes
will be November 1. Also, the
orders from the Christmas
Card Sales are in, and our
children are distributing these
items. We trust our custom-
ers will be pleased with these
high quality products. We very
much appreciate your patron-
age and contributions.
This week we welcome to
our staff our new physical edu-
cation teacher, Lana Scroggins,
affectionately known as Coach
La to all the students and staff.
Coach La came to Port St .Joe
four years ago from Atlanta,
Georgia. Coach La has a BA
degree in Physical Education
from Ouachita (pronounced
Wachitaw) Baptist University in
Arkadelphia, Arkansas., She is
a member of the First Baptist

Church where she enjoys sing-
ing in the choir. In her spare
time, she enjoys fishing and
having fun at the beach.
When the K-3 Class came
to school last Friday, they were
greeted at the door with a clown
giving them a ticket for admis-
sion to the K-3 Circus! Upon
reaching their classroom, there
was yet another clown tak-
ing up their tickets to the- Big
Top. The day was filled with
fun as they snacked.on animal
crackers and lemon aid, had
their faces painted, marched in
the Circus Parade, walked the
Tight Rope, jumped the hoops,
did the Elephant Walk, and ate
circus peanuts. The children
enjoyed the movie "Dumbo,"
and had popcorn, and as they
left the circus, they were given
a balloon on a string and a big
"See you on Monday" from their
"clown" teachers. Miss Sue
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watching these children have
fun while they are learning!
They will tell you with a big
smile on their faces that the
K-3 class is doing an awesome
job of learning their phonics
and numbers as well as' their
memory verses.
The Winning Women of
Florida will be meeting October
13 15 at Epworth by the Sea,
an extraordinarily beautiful and
peaceful Methodist campground
on St. Simon's Island, Georgia.
Applications can be picked up
at Faith Christian School Office
or at the Oak Grove Assembly
of God lobby. There are prob-
ably places available; however,
applications should be called
in due to the limited mail time
before the meeting.
We want to remind our
families that next Friday,
October 13, will be a half day.
Dismissal times are as follows:
K-3, K-4, and K-5 dismiss as
11:00; Grades 1 through 3 dis-
miss at 11:15; and Grades 4
through 11 dismiss at 11:30.
There will be no extended care
on Oct. 13. The following week,
October 16 20, is our Fall
Break! We pray that everyone
'will have a wonderful and safe
week and come back refreshed
and ready for school.

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Registration Deadline i November 'Trapped Wave'Caused Unexpected Dennis Surge, Scientists Say
FSU, NOAA Finding Leads To Improved Gulf Coast Storm Surge Predictions.

3 for December ACT Test

universities across the nation,
including the.Ivy League. The
basic ACT exam includes
four parts: English, reading,
mathematics, and science.
An optional writing test is
also available. Some colleges
require or recommend a
writing score, but many do
The basic exam takes
three'hours to complete, plus
an additional 30 minutes for
those who opt to take the
writing test.
The basic registration
fee for the ACT is $29. An
additional $14 fee is required
for students who choose to

College-bound high
school students can take
the ACT college admission
exam on December 9, 2006,
the next national test date.
The deadline for postmark
or online registration is
November 3. The late
administration deadline is
November 16 (an additional
$19 fee is required for late
registration). Students can
get registration materials from
their high school counselor
or they can register online
ACT's student website, www.
ACT scores are accepted
by virtually all colleges and

take the ACT Writing Test,
bringing the total registration
fee to $43 for these students.
Free sample tests are available
from school counselors and
on ACT's website, which also
offers additional free practice
The ACT has long been
popular in the Midwest, but
its popularity is growing
rapidly on the East and West
Coasts as students in those'
areas become aware that' it
takes less time to take the
ACT, the writing is optional,
and virtually all schools that
require admissions tests
accept ACT scores.

Warm Water Exercise Classes

Offered At Gulf Coast

The Wellness and
Athletics Division of Gulf
Coast Community College will
offer Warm ,Water Exercise
Classes from October 17 to
December 13, 2006 in the
. therapy pool in the Wellness
Center complex on campus.
The facility at GCCC
is" a fully functioning
hydrotherapy pool and all
instructors are certified in
warm water exercise and
arthritis therapy. The classes
are designed for individuals
who want to cintiture their

post rehabilitation warm
water maintenance or to
relieve pain. Benefits include
improved range of motion and
flexibility, ,relaxation abilities
and social interaction.
Students will be introduced
to hydrodynamic principles
and accepted forms of warm
water exercise such as Ai Chi,
Yoqua and Watsu.
Classes will meet
Tuesday and -Thursdays
from 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m., or
5 p.m. to 5:50 p.m., or 6 p.m.
to 6:50 p.m., and will begin

October 17. Monday and
Wednesday classes will meet
from 5 p.m. to 5:50 p.m., and
6- p.m. to 6:50 p.m., and will
begin October 18. The cost
of the eight-week class is $80
per person. Pre-registration
is required 'and there is a six
person minimum. Additional
pool time is available at no
additional cost after confirmed
For more information,
call Carl Kleinschmidt at

When Hurricane Dennis
passed North Florida on July
10, 2005, it caused a 10-foot
storm surge in some areas
along Apalachee Bay about 3
to 4 feet more than forecasted-
that couldn't be explained only
by the local winds that conven-
tionally drive storm surge.
Now, scientists at
Florida State University and
the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
have found that the surge in
Apalachee Bay was ampli-
fied by a "trapped wave" that
originated off the southwest
Florida coast. The discovery of
this previously undocumented
storm surge phenomenon has
changed how NOAA's National
Hupricane Center prepares
storm surge models for the
Gulf of Mexico. New modeling
procedures will help improve
the accuracy of storm surge
forecasts for the entire Gulf
coast from Florida to Texas.
Scientists Steven Morey,
Mark Bourassa, Dmitry
Dukhovskoy and James
O'Brien of FSU's Center for

Ocean Atmospheric Prediction
Studies and Stephen Baig of
NOAAs Tropical Prediction
Center of the National
Hurricane Center drew their
conclusions after conducting
numerical experiments with
storm surge models. Their
research was published in the
Oct. 4 issue of the journal
Geophysical Research Letters.
Hurricane Dennis formed
from a tropical depression
that originated near the south-
ern Windward Islands on July
4, 2005. It strengthened as
it traveled northwest through
the Caribbean Sea until it
made landfall in Cuba as a
Category 4 hurricane. It then
.traveled west of the Florida
Shelf, and the storm's maxi-
mum sustained winds weak-
ened to 54 mph Before it made
landfall on the western Florida
"Winds from Dennis
forced water against the
southwestern Florida coast
creating a bulge of high sea
level from Naples to around
Tampa," Morey explained.

PSJ Youth Soccer League Toy & Food Drive

Saturday, October -28th, is' "Make a Difference Day" -- the
nation's largest day of helping others.
The soccer league will be collecting nonperishable/canned
goods and unwrapped toys on that day in honor of the Curry
family. Their endless efforts in creating and organizing our
soccer league has definitely made a difference, in our lives and
community. All items will be donated to our local Christmas for
Kids and Elders. Bins will be set up at the soccer fields from
8 a.m. Noon on October 28th and November 11lth. If you are
not attending a soccer game and would still like to contribute,
please contact Sandie Kennedy at 227-2191 to make arrange-
ments for pick up.


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"Oceanographers know that
this 'bulge' will form a long
wave that, in the. Northern
Hemisphere, will travel as. a.
wave with the coast to the-
right. Because Dennis traveled,
nearly parallel to the Flori.da,
Peninsula coast at the same.
speed as the wave, winds from-
Dennis amplified the wave as
it traveled to Apalachee Bay." ,
The trapped wave then,
piled up on the shore along
Apalachee Bay on top of the
surge generated by the winds
over the bay, according to"
"To address these find-
ings, we will use as necessary.
a larger geographical grid in.,
our operational storm surge
model in the Gulf of Mexic.o;",
said Baig, oceanographer and'
storm surge leader at NOAAs.
National Hurricane Center:'.
"This will provide a more com-
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potential impact in the Gulf by'
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Star Staff Writer
Take two local residents,
add a week in a castle in
Ireland, stir in servants, food
and flowers beyond imagina-
tion, and mix well.
The result is a trip that
two Port St. Joe women will
never forget.
Jacque Williams and
Lauren O'Hara San Filippo,
employees of Duren's Piggly
Wiggly in Port St .Joe, spent
a -magical, all-expense-paid
week in Dublin and the Irish
countryside last month, the
first trip overseas for either
Through the sponsorship
of the Piggly Wiggly Alabama
Distributing Company, Inc.,
George and Hilda Duren, as
owners of the .Port St. Joe
Piggly Wiggly, are often recipi-
ents of trips like this one.
Sometimes the Durens
pass the opportunity on to
store employees. This year the
chance came to Williams and
San Filippo.
They flew from Panama
City to Atlanta to the city of
Dublin, on the eastern sea-
board of Ireland, and stayed
three nights.
Then they took a train
across the country to County
Clare, on the western
shore, where they stayed at
Dromoland Castle, just out-
side the city of Shannon, for
the remainder of their trip.
During their three days
in Dublin, Williams and San
Filippo could not get over the
friendliness of Dubliners, the
cleanliness of the town, and

said Williams, "with everything
set in china and Waterford
crystal. It was all so elegant."
The pair repeatedly raved
about the food. "It's the best
I've ever eaten," Williams said.
"We ate and ate and ate,
then ate some more," laughed
San Filippo. "I ate smoked
salmon every day."
From the castle they
took day trips to Killary and
historic Bunratty Castle.
"Bunratty was our favor-
ite, said San Filippo. "It, was
in its natural state, not recon-
structed. You could just run
your hand along a wall and
know that hundreds of years
ago people had done the same
thing. The castle still had its
original tapestries hanging on
the walls, and it had a dun-
geon and a round tower. It was
Adjoining the castle was
a Folk Park containing recon-
structed farmhouses, cottag-
es and shops that displayed
everyday life of Ireland past.
Williams and San Filippo spent
hours there roaming through
acres of flowers and pheasants
and gardens.
They finished the day,
Williams said, at tiny "Durty
Nellie's," supposedly the old-
est pub in Ireland. The castle
staff gave them a farewell gala
dinner that night, and the fol-
lowing morning the fairy tale
slowly ended as the pair flew
out of Shannon Airport back
to Panama City.
"We really appreciate
George and Hilda giving us
this opportunity," Williams
and San Filippo both said. "It
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Centuries-old Bunratty Castle, unchanged from ancient times,
was Williams' and San Filippo's favorite.

the flowers that were every-
"The people were so
friendly and there was no litter
anywhere," said San Filippo.
'"And everybody had flowers
planted everywhere.
"Dublin is just like New
York City, where I'm from,"
she continued, "and the people
are the same a cell phone in
one hand and a cigarette in
the other, all rushing along the
She also described the
_ 'flower vendors on the Dublin
avenues, along with the pup-
peteers who played with pass-
ers-by "just like New York,"
and their tour of the famed
' Guinness Storehouse, home of
Ireland's famous beer.
Among the many high-
lights for the pair in Dublin
was a visit to Trinity College,
Europe's oldest university ..and
a look at the famous Book of.
Kells, the eighth-century illu-
minated manuscript, which
they described as "breathtak-
SAfter the train ride across
the country to the Shannon
region on the western side,.
th- starry-eyed duo arrived
at'- Drmoland Castle, one of
Ireland's most elegant castle
hotels. It is one of, the few
castle hotels that can trace its
ownership back through his-
tory to Gaelic Irish families of
royal heritage.
Castle staff and hosts
spilled out of the castle and
down the front steps to wel-
come the travelers in grand
style, said San Ftlippo.
"We felt like princesses,"
she exclaimed.
"Meals were amazing,"

never have been able to experi-
ence on our own. It was truly a
trip of a lifetime."

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A Garden of Delights from the Earth

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Jay Frost spent more than 25 years in the
restaurant business.
His wife, Dena, long ago left the madhouse
of food and beverage for the more serene busi-
ness of landscape and floral design.
So it should be of little surprise that
their new Port St. Joe business, Frost Pottery
Garden, on U.S. 98 in the old Port Realty build-
ing, would reflect an eclectic aesthetic.
Surrounding their store the building also
doubles as the Frosts' comfortable abode -
sprout hedgerows of pottery, from the familiar
terra cotta designs of Mexico to the distinctive
colorful glaze from China.
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tery some of which also originates from
Malaysia, Vietnam and other far-flung locales
from around the globe are fountains of many
shapes, plants, the accoutrements for garden-
ing as well as chairs suitable for the patio or
beach and paintings reflecting the outdoor pur-
suits and hallmarks of this area's unique and
stunning topography.
If serenity in the outdoors is the customer's
desire, the grounds surrounding the Pottery
Garden have a bit of something for almost
every taste.
Move indoors and the visitor enters another
world, one replete with art works of all shapes,
sizes and colors paintings, woodworking,
wicker, glass mobiles and ornaments not to
mention T-shirts promoting Port St. Joe and a

host of knick-knacks and doo-dads too numer-
ous to list in this limited space.
"We tried to create a shop that you don't
have to go to Panama City to get a nice gift,"
Jay Frost said while leading a tour through the
store's nooks and crannies, an assertion which
could only be labeled a mild understatement.
Dena adds and this is a mom-and-pop
operation where one another's sentences and
thoughts are completed in a running dialogue
- as she scopes the handiwork visible through-
out the inside of the shop, "We've made a
concerted effort to use local artists and local
There are hand-dyed T-shirts, paintings,
bird houses in a variety of colors, glasswork
and jewelry that could keep a shopper gazing

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Jay and Dena Frost have moved from
Louisiana to plant roots at Frost's Pottery Garden
on U.S. 98.

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things patio/backyard can be found walking the grounds of the Pottery

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The distinctive terra cotta of Mexico is among
the host of pottery choices.

for hours, much of which was fashioned by
artists from Dalkeith to Port St. Joe to Panama
City to Apalachicola.
The shop is a many miles and several
degrees of stress removed from the life the
couple left behind when they moved to Port St.
Joe early this year and opened their store in
Jay Frost had spent the past 12 years
operating the Petroleum Club restaurant in
Lafayette, La., which as its name indicates, was
a favored eatery for those in the oil business.
"I paid my dues," Jay said.
Dena was fashioning beauty from the natu-
ral dazzle of natural plants and flowers.
The couple had vacationed a few times
around these parts and decided after a couple
of hurricanes to head east.
As Jay explained, Lafayette, 140 miles west
of New Orleans, was on the advantageous, or
left, side of Hurricane Katrina "It was a sunny
day" though their home became a haven for
relatives and friends in that storm's path.
Hurricane Rita, on the other hand, was not
so kind to Lafayette and surrounding parts.
"We liked this location and we liked the
people, so we decided to move here and start
a business," Jay explained, adding that:Dena's
landscaping experience provided a foundation.
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abandoning its office at 2950
U.S. 98, the Frosts, who origi-
nally considered a lease, ulti-
mately purchased the building,
allowing them to live amongst
their bounty.
"It kind of fell in our lap,
it was a 1eap of faith and so
far so good," Jay said. "We
started with the pottery and it
rew from there. We knew in
conjunction to the pottery we
wanted to create a gift shop."
What was important,
Dena added, was to under-
stand the market they were
entering, provide an outlet for
local artisans and stock goods
of all sorts which were friendly
to most any pocketbook, as
any perusal of the price tags
"We try to keep our prices
where everyone can find some-
thing," Dena said.
Jay has found that while


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One can find anything for the patio, Jay Frost said, including
large vases for plants, outdoor paintings and yard ornaments.

he left the frenzied pace of
restaurants behind, he and
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"It's a learning experience,"
Jay said. "It's a tough business
but it's fun owning your own
business and we've had fun.
It's a business that requires a
lot of work, but it's rewarding.
We started on a shoestring, we
are still on a shoestring and
we are still here."
Part of that optimis-
tic outlook, possibly, stems
from a fundamental difference
between restaurant custom-
ers and those who stop by
their shop and on a recent
weekday morning the Pottery
Garden was bustling.
"The hours are about the
same, but the food business is
a different thing," Jay noted.
"When people come into a gift
shop they are happy. When
people come into a restaurant
they don't always leave happy.
Sometimes they don't come in
happy." ,
In other words, smiles
pretty much capture what is
more frequently planted in
this particular garden.

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The Frosts have taken pains to stock their shop with the work of a host of area artisans, including
these bird houses, wooden bowls, vases and other gift possibilities.

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St. Joe's Watercolor Inn Named Top Family-friendly Resort

The St. Joe Company
announced today that the
WaterColor Inn, a 60-room
luxury beachfront hotel,
part of the magnificent
499-acre WaterColor resort
community, was ranked
first in the United States
and Canada, according to
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announced in Travel +
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October issue and online
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appealing," citing the David
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"We are honored by

our #1 ranking on the
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survey which recognizes
that WaterColor Inn and
Resort offers families an
experience that truly sets
it apart. The amenities
and the natural setting of
this place blend to create
unforgettable opportunities
for multiple generations to
enjoy," said Rod Wilson,
president of JOE's west
Florida operations.
Positioned on more

than a quarter of a mile
of sugar-white sand beach,
WaterColorprovides wealth
of activities for children.
The most popular is Camp
WaterColor, which offers
kids daily arts and crafts,
nature walks, scavenger
hunts and swimming in a
pool outfitted with pulsing
Families can enjoy bike
rides through 18 miles
of paved trails, nature
walks through the coastal

woodlands and kayaking
excursions on the 220-acre
Western Lake. Families
have their choice of staying
in the 60-room Inn or in one
of the larger vacation rental
homes on the property,
and can enjoy family-style
dining at the BaitHouse
restaurant. WaterColor's
perks for parents include
fine dining at the upscale
Fish Out of Water restaurant
and golf at the private Tom
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The Florida Department
of Health (DOH) joins the
American Dental Hygiene
Association (ADHA) and
the Florida Dental Hygiene
Association (FDHA) to cel-
ebrate October .as National
Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM).
NDHM has been sponsored
annually by the ADHA since
1992 to recognize the con-
tributions of dental hygien-
'ists towards improving oral
"Science has demonstrat-
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The Better Business
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will host the 2006 Torch
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Ethics October 24, 2006 from
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Goetsch, vice president of
Okaloosa-Walton College and
author of 53 business-related
books, will give the keynote
Designed to recognize
local businesses and non-
profit organizations for their
commitment to ethics and
customer service, the Torch
Award for Marketplace Ethics
is awarded .in five categories,
including four business
awards based on company
size and one non-profit

health and other diseases so
it is increasingly important to
initiate good oral health prac-
tices at an early age," said DOH
Secretary M. Rony Frangois,
M.D., M.S.PH., Ph.D. "The
Department is also currently
facilitating a statewide initia-
tive to address the prevention
of early, childhood tooth decay
This year's theme is "A
Healthy Smile Lasts a Lifetime,"
and it focuses on proper early
childhood oral health care.
Early childhood tooth decay

award. Three area students
also will be recognized as
winners of the BBB Student
Ethics Scholarship and
receive $1,000 scholarships
to the college of their choice.
Attendees to this year's
luncheon may also bid on a
variety of items in a silent
auction to benefit the Better
Business Bureau Foundation,
which offers consumer
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reporting and advertising
For more information or
to reserve a seat, contact the
Better Business Bureau of
Northwest Florida at (850)
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is a significant public health
problem. Dental hygienists
play a key role in educating
parents about the necessity
for proper oral healthcare and
steps necessary to prevent
early childhood tooth decay.
A greater emphasis on oral
health has initiated Centers of
Disease Control (CDC) officials
to add oral health as the sev-
enth targeted area of minority
health disparities.
Throughout the entire
month of October 2006,
NDHM participants will high-
light the many techniques that
parents can use to help their
children maintain a healthy
smile. Health officials, dental
professionals and others will
educate the community about
the relationship of oral health
to overall health in observance
of Dental Hygiene Month.
DOH recommends the
following tips for parents to
prevent early childhood tooth

Take care of your own
teeth and do not share uten-
sils. Since the germs that
cause tooth decay can be
spread from your mouth to
your child's mouth; by lower-
ing the number of decay-caus-
ing bacteria in your mouth and
not sharing utensils, you can
help your child have healthier
If bottle-feeding, hold
the baby to feed. Do not place
the infant in a crib with a
propped up bottle. Bacteria in
conjunction with sugars form
acids that break down tooth
enamel causing early child-
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At birth, begin wip-
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Florida Department Of Health (DOH) Acknowledges

October As Breast Cancer Awareness Month

* The Florida Department
of Health (DOH) observes
October as National Breast
Cancer Awareness Month
and Friday, October 20, is
National Mammography Day.
"It is imperative for
women age 40 and over
to have regularly sched-
uled mammograms," said
DOH Deputy Secretary for
Health, State 'Public Health
Nursing Director and Florida
Some's Health Officer Nancy
umbert, A.R.N.P., M.S.N.
ough screening, breast
cancerr can be detected early,
nd, upon early treatment,
breast cancer can be curable.
screening can potentially
save lives."
The exact causes of
breast cancer are not known,
however certain risk factors
Lre linked to the disease such

as age. Most breast cancers
occur in women over the age
of 50 and the risk is especially
high in women over 60. Other
risk factors include a family
history and lifestyle-related
factors such as alcohol use.
Women should be aware of
signs and symptoms and
have recommended breast
screenings in consultation
with their provider based on
their risk factors.
Recognizing symptoms
may assist in early detec-
tion for breast cancer. Things
to watch for include a lump
or thickening in or near the
breast or in the underarm
area. Changes in the size or
shape of the breast, nipple
discharge (other than breast
milk) or tenderness should be
noted. Other symptoms may
include the nipple turning

inward, ridges or pitting of
the breast or a change in the
way the skin of the breast,
areola or nipple looks or feels.
If any of these symptoms are
present, women should con-
sult a health care provider for
Women, age 40 and
older, should have a regu-
larly scheduled mammo-
gram. They should consult
with their health care pro-
vider to determine how often
to receive a mammogram. A
mammogram is an x-ray of
the breast and can detect a
tumor long before it can be
According to the American
Cancer society, breast cancer
is the most diagnosed can-
cer excluding non-melanoma
skin cancers, and the second
leading cause of cancer death
among American women. It is
estimated that during 2006
about 212,920 new cases of
invasive breast cancer will

be diagnosed in U.S. women,
and 13,360 new breast can-
cers will be diagnosed among
Florida women. The American
Cancer Society estimates that
2, 570 women in Florida will
die of breast cancer during
All cancers diagnosed
in the state of Florida are
reported to the Florida
Cancer Data System (FCDS),
the statewide, population-
based registry to monitor the
occurrences of cancer for the
entire state. During the time
period from 1981 to 2003,
the age-adjusted incidence
rates have declined 13 per-
cent since a peak in 1995 for
Black women and 20 percent
among white women since
The Florida Department
of Health's Florida Breast
and Cervical Cancer Early
Detection Program, pro-
vides assistance to women
throughout Florida, ages

50-64 who are uninsured or
underinsured and at ,or below
the poverty level. Services are
provided for women across
the state through collabor-
ative efforts of 16 primary
sites and partnerships in
other counties. There are
many reasons women do
not receive a mammogram,
some are financial and some
are fear-based. By offering
information and support as
well as the critical screen-
ing services, the program
has helped to remove barri-
ers that prevent women from
getting screened. To locate,
the nearest site, call the toll
free hotline number at 800-
451-2229. The Florida Breast
and Cervical Cancer Early
Detection Program was cre-
ated in 1994 through a fed-
eral grant from the Centers
for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC). Since its
inception over 41,000 women
have received mammograms

and over 32,000 women have
received Pap smears through
this program.
DOH promotes and pro-
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all people in Florida through
the delivery of quality public.
health services and the pro-
motion of health care stan-.
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please visit www.doh.state.
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For information on breast
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Residents' Rights Month Empowers Long-Termi

Care Residents to Know Their Rights

During the month of
October, elders and their fam-
ilies, friends and caregivers
can join Florida's Long Term
Care Ombudsman Program
to recognize Residents' Rights
Month and honor the more
than 150,000 seniors living in
Florida's long-term care facili-
ties. The month an expand-
ed version of the nationally
observed Residents' Rights
Week promotes awareness of
the rights of residents living in
nursing homes, assisted living
facilities and adult family care
A bill of residents' rights is
provided to every elder when
he or she is admitted to a long-
term care facility. The rights
cover issues ranging from dig-
nity and respect to measurable
quality of life and care. The

rights differ based on whether
an elder resides in a nursing
home, assisted living facility or
adult family care home.
"Residents' Rights Month
is a great opportunity to remind
everyone that we are part of
the same community and, as
a community, we should come
together to address the issues
that affect elders in long-term
care facilities," said State Long-
Term Care Ombudsman Brian
Lee. "We hope the month will
give people an opportunity to
educate and empower them-
selves by becoming actively
involved with the program."
The Long-Term Care
Ombudsman Program seeks
to ensure the health, safety and
welfare of Florida's long-term
care residents by empowering
them with knowledge about

, their rights and advocating
on an individual level when
concerns arise in a particular
facility. The program is com-
prised of 17 local councils
throughout the state.
"One of the goals of
Residents' Rights Month is to
promote awareness of resi-
dents' rights granted by feder-
al and state law when an elder
is admitted to a long-term care
facility," said Don Hering, vol-
unteer ombudsman and the
program's state council chair.
"To assure that those rights
are endorsed and residents
are treated with dignity, it is
important to get involved."
Administered by the
Department of Elder Affairs.
Florida's Long-Term Care
Ombudsman Program is a vol-
unteer-based organization that

trains and certifies volunteers;
to protect the health, safety,
welfare, and human and civil
rights of elders residing in
nursing homes, assisted living
facilities and adult family cafe
homes. Its 320 ombudsnien
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community education in 17
local councils across the state:
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and confidential.
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services and volunteer oppor-
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by Kay Kelley
First of all, let it be
known that I did not write the
following. But I wish I had.
I found this on the Perdue
Extension Service website,
and though it was written
for the Midwest, it applies
everywhere. The author was
unknown, so if anyone out
there within reading distance
knows who wrote it, let me
know so I can give credit
where credit is due. Here
you go:
Imagine the conversation
The Creator might have with
St.. Francis about this: "Frank
you know all about gardens
and nature. What in the world
is going on down there in
thie Midwest? What happened
to the dandelions, violets,
thistle and stuff I started
eons ago? I had a perfect,
no-maintenance garden plan.
Those plants grow in any type
of soil, withstand drought
and multiply with abandon.
The nectar from the long-
lasting blossoms attracted
butterflies, honey bees and
flocks of songbirds. I expected
to see a vast garden of colors
by now. But all I see are these
green rectangles."
"It's the tribes that
settled there, Lord. The
suburbanites. They started
calling your flowers 'weeds'
and went to great extent to
kili them and replace them
with grass."
I "Grass? But it's so boring.
It's not colorful. It doesn't
attract butterflies, birds and
bees, only grubs and sod
worms. It's temperamental
with temperatures. Do these
Suburbanites really want all
thlat grass growing there?"
"Apparently so, Lord.

They go to great pains to
grow it and keep it green.
They begin each spring by
fertilizing grass and poisoning
any other plant that crops up
in the lawn."
"The spring rains and
cool weather probably make
grass grow really fast. That
must make the Suburbanites
"Apparently not, Lord. As
soon as it grows a little, they
cut it sometimes twice a
"They cut it? Do they
then bale it like hay?"
"Not exactly, Lord. Most
of them rake it up and put it
in bags."
"They bag it? Why? Is it a
cash crop? Do they sell it?"
"No, sir. Just the opposite.
They pay to throw it away." ,
"Now let me get this
straight. They fertilize grass
so it will grow. And when it
does grow, they cut it off and
pay to throw it away?"
"Yes, sir."
"These Suburbanites
must be relieved in the
summer when -we cut back
on the rain and turn up the
heat. That surely slows the
growth and saves them a lot'
of work."
"You aren't going believe
this Lord. When the grass

stops growing so fast, they
drag out hoses and pay more
money to water it so they can
continue to mow it and pay to
get rid of it."
"What nonsense! At least
they kept some of the trees.
That was a sheer stroke of
genius, if I do say so myself.
The trees grow leaves in the
spring to provide beauty and
shade in the summer. In
the autumn they fall to the
ground and form a natural
blanket to keep moisture in
the soil and protect the trees
and bushes. Plus, as they
rot, the leaves form compost
to enhance the soil. It's a
natural circle of life."
"You better sit down,
Lord. The Suburbanites have
drawn a new circle. As soon
as the leaves fall, they rake
them into great piles and
have them hauled away."
"No! What do they do to
protect the shrub and tree
roots in the winter and keep
the soil moist and loose?",
"After throwing away
your leaves, they go out
and buy something they call
mulch. They haul it home
and spread it around in place
of the leaves."
"And where do they get
this mulch?"
"They cut down trees and
grind them up."
"Enough! I don't want to
think about this anymore.
Saint Catherine, you're in
charge of the arts. What
movie have you scheduled for
us tonight?"
"Dumb and Dumber,
Lord. It's a real stupid movie
"Never mind I think I just
heard the whole story."

Citizens Property
Insurance Corporation's
board of governors .appoint-'
eel an interim president last
iveek and also voted to hold
a, national search for a per-
inanent replacement for Bob
kicker, who resigned the week
before from the top job at
"I am humbled by the con-
fidence placed in me by the
board and Bob Ricker," said
Scott Wallace, whom Ricker
recommended take over as
interim president at Citizens

when he announced his res-
.itnLalioIn last week in an emer-
* agency board meeting. :,
The board unanimously
approved Wallace as interim
president in a brief teleconfer-
ence meeting Monday morn-
The meeting was cbntin-
ued from a week earlier after
two board members who were
not involved in Wallace's hiring
said they wanted a chance to
talk with him.
He will assume his interim
duties when Ricker, who has

served three years as Citizens
president, resigns .Nov. 1.
Ricker xaill stay on through
December as a consultant.
Board Chairman Bruce
Douglas said he hoped a
national search could produce
a short list of candidates by
the end of November so the
board could make the final
The candidate will have to
be confirmed by the Florida
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October Marks Seasonal Department Of Health Puts Out Call
Opening Of Community
Farmers' Markets For Consumer Board Members

Throughout Florida

The arrival of October
brings with it many special
attributes. Fall's cooler weath-
er offers a welcome break from
summer's sweltering heat.
Baseball fans eagerly await
the World Series to wind up
another season of America's
Pastime, while football fans
,are enjoying a brand new sea-
son of exciting gridiron action.
Holidays are on the horizon,
and family get-togethers are
being planned.
In Florida, October brings
another welcome event: the
seasonal opening of many
community farmers' markets
throughout the state and the
kickoff of Florida's fall fruit and
vegetable harvest. Shopping at
farmers' markets is a grow-
ing trend in Florida, and the
number of farmers' markets
in the state has doubled in the
last 10 years. Seventy-three
community farmers' markets
are listed with the Florida
Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services. Half
of Florida's 67 counties have
farmers' markets.
"The increasing popularity
of farmers' markets is due to
a couple of factors," Bronson
said. '"As people have become
more health-conscious, there's
a growing demand for fresh,
high-quality produce. And
what could be more health-
ful than produce that's grown
locally, often just minutes away
from your home?"
People who shop at farm-
ers' markets enjoy fresh,
wholesome produce through-
out the growing season, while
helping to keep small farms
viable. There are also less
obvious benefits: buying local-
ly grown food conserves energy
and other natural resources,
reduces air and water pollu-
tion, preserves green space,
and helps, build a stronger,
more close-knit community.

The Florida Department of
Health (DOH) is seeking indi-
viduals to serve as consumer
members for various health
care boards. DOH promotes
and protects the health of the
public by regulating health
care practitioners through reg-
ulatory boards appointed by
the Governor and confirmed
by the Senate.
To achieve this goal, each
board must have consumer
members. Consumer mem-
bers are not required to be
formally trained or employed
in the health care profession
regulated by the particular
board, such as a teacher serv-
ing on the Board of Pharmacy.
Consumer members help set
policy, license practitioners,
and preside over disciplinary
Most boards meet quar-
terly, usually a one to two-day
meeting in various locations
throughout the state. They
meet through teleconferenc-
ing or other technological
means as often as necessary.
Depending on location, mem-
bers either fly or drive to meet-
ings. Members are non-paid
volunteers; however, the state
reimburses travel expenses,
and members receive $50 per
day for each day in atten-
Persons interested, in an
appointment to any regulatory
board may obtain a guberna-



The Board of Commissioners of the Northwest
Florida Regional Housing Authority will hold
a Special Meeting October 12, 2006, Veterans
Memorial Park Civic Center, 10405 NW Theo
Jacobs Way, Bristol, Florida. Meeting will
begin at 11:30 A.M., E.S.T. The meeting will
be open to the public.

The Owl Cafe and its family of staff announce
that our USUAL annual anniversary celebration
will be cancelled this year.

Instead, we would like to use this day to raise

money for our local charities distributed

through The United Way.


Wednesday, October 18

The Owl Cafe
5:30-10:00 pm Each Guest will receive 25% off their entire
DINNER bill. In turn, The Owl Cafe will match that 25 %
as a donation to the-United Way. Please make reservations.

The Night Owl

5-11 pm. Free Appetizers, Live Music-

Matt Burke, and fantastic drink specials.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated

to the United Way.

The Stuffed Owl

10 am-6pm.

15% OFF all merchandise all day.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated

to theUnited Way.

So, its not our usual Bash, but we do invite you to come out,
have a great meal, a drink with friends, listen to some
music, and help support our community.

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trial questionnaire from the
Governor's Executive Office at
www.myflorida.com. Choose
the Governor's Webpage link
and click on "The Bush Team."
Next, click on '"Join the Bush
Team", then "2006 Board
and Commission Vacancies,"
and then "Gubernatorial
Appointments Questionnaire."
To apply for membership by
phone, request a gubernato-
rial questionnaire from the
Governor's Appointments
Office at (850) 488-2183.
Appointments are typical-
ly for 4-year terms. Upon term
expiration, the Governor may
choose to re-appoint members
for a second 4-year term. A
member may serve no more
than two consecutive 4-year
.DOH's Division of Medical
Quality Assurance (MQA), in
conjunction with 22 boards
and six councils, regulates
more than 40 health care
professions and six types of
facilities. MQA evaluates the
credentials of all applicants
for licensure, issues licens-
es, analyzes and investigates
complaints, inspects facilities,
assists in prosecuting prac-
tice act violations, combats
unlicensed activity and pro-
vides credential and discipline
history about licensees to the
public. Visit www.doh.state.
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Gulf County Board of County

Commission Meeting Minutes

BID #0506-32

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive bids from any person,
company, or corporation inter-
ested in purchasing the follow-
'-ing item:
A) 1 1987
Ford Truck Knuckle
Boom/Limb Truck (VIN
The item may be viewed by con-
tacting the Gulf County Road
Department at (850) 639-2238.
Please indicate on the enve-
that this is a SEALED BID and
include the BID NUMBER.
Bids must be submitted to
the Gulf County Clerk's Office
at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.,
Blvd.,Room 148, Port St. Joe,
Florida, 32456, by 5:00 p.m.,
E.T., on Friday, October 20,
2006. Bids will be opened at
this same location on Monday,
October 23, 2006 at 10:00 a.m.,
The Board reserves the right to
reject any and all bids received.
Attest: Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk
Publis: October 5 & October 12
Ad #2006-113

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.
3e 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 Kilbourn & Melissa
K. Kilbourn All of said property
-being in Gulf County, State of
Florida. Unless such certificate
-shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described
in such certificate will be sold
to the highest bidder in the
front Lobby of the Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida at 11:00 AM, E.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. 00953-061RI
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 feet; 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
Florida. Unless such certificate
shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described
in such certificate will be sold
to the highest bidder in the
front Lobby of the Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port'St. Joe,
Florida at 11:00 AM E.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

The Gulf County Enterprise
Zone Development Agency will
meet Thursday, October 19,
2006, at 12:00 noon, E.D.T.
in Room 307 of the Robert M.
Moore Administration Building,
Gulf County Courthouse

The public is welcome to'


Publish: October 5 & 12, 2006
Ad #2006-1.08


The Gulf County Canvassing
Board will convene at the office
of Supervisor of Elections, 401
Long Avenue, Port St. Joe,
Florida at 8:00 a.m. ET. on
Friday, October 20, 2006. The
Board is convening for the pre-
election testing of the tabulat-
ing equipment to be used in
the November 7, 2006 General
This meeting is open to the
public in accordance with the
Sunshine Law of Florida.
NOTE: Section 286.0105,
Florida Statutes, states that if
a person decides to appeal any
decision by a board, agency,
or commission with respect to
a matter considered at a pub-
lic meeting or hearing, he or
she will need a record of the
proceedings, and that for such
purpose, he or she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record
of proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
Linda Griffin
Gulf County Supervisor of
Publish October 12, 2006


The Board of City
Commissioners of the City of
Port St. Joe, Florida, sitting
as the Local Planning Agency,
will hold a Public Hearing on
Tuesday, October 17, 2006, at
6:00 pm., EDT, at the Port St.
Joe City Hall, and the Board of
City Commissioners of the City
of Port St. Joe, Florida, shall
hold a public hearing on October
17, 2006, at 6:30 p.m., EDT, for
Preliminary Transmittal of the
Port St. Joe Port Master Plan.
This hearing and transmittal
pursuant to Section 166.041(3),
163.3164(18), 163.3174(a),
163.3177(6)(g)9, 163.3184(3),
All interested parties may
appear at the meeting, to be
heard regarding the consid-
eration 'of the Preliminary
Transmittal of The Port St.
Joe Port Master Plan text and
map amendment corrections
and revisions. Text copies
will be available at the Gulf"
County Building and Planning
Department, Room 301 of the
Robert M. Moore Administration
Bldg., 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.
Blvd.; the Gulf County Public
Library, 110 Library Dr., Port
St. Joe, Florida; and the Port St.
Joe City Hall.
Publish: October 12, 2006


PROPOSAL NO.: 0607-01

Sealed proposals must be.
submitted to the Gulf County
Clerk's Office at 1000 Cecil G.
,Costin, Sr. Blvd., Room 148,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 by 5:00
p.m., E.T., on Friday, October
20. 2006. Proposals will be
opened at this same location on
Monday, October 23, 2006 at
10:00 a.m., E.T. Proposals with
original signature and three
(4) additional copies required.
Proposals received after the
closing time will be returned
All interested insur-
ance companies are invited to
Each proposal docu-
ment -must be clearly marked
"Proposal for Catastrophic
Inmate Medical Insurance".
Any questions concern-
ing the proposal should be
addressed and submitted to
Denise Manuel, at 850-229-
5335, or FAX 850-229-5334, or
E-mail (gulfhr@gtcom.net).
'Gulf County reserves the
right to accept or reject any
or all proposals, to waive any
proposal informalities and to
re-advertise for proposals when
deemed in the best interest
of the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners.
Donald Butler, Chief
Publish: October 12 & October
Ad #2006-114


that the City Commission of the
City of Port St. Joe, Florida, at
its meeting on the 7th day of
November,.2006, at 6:00 P.M.,
EST, in the regular'Commission
meeting room at the Municipal
Building, Port St. Joe, Florida,
will consider for final adoption
Ordinance #361 with the follow-
ing title:
All interested parties are
invited to attend and be heard.
Copies of said Ordinance are
on file, at the office of the City
Clerk and may be inspected by
the public during normal work-
ing hours.

BY: /s /Frank Pate
Attest: /s/ Pauline Pendarvis
City Auditor/Clerk
Publish: October 12, 2006

Notice is hereby given that
a meeting of the Northwest
Florida Transportation Corridor
Authority will be held on
Thursday, October 19, 2006
at 10:00am at the Panama
City Commission Chambers, 9
Harrison Avenue, Panama City,
FL. Any person requiring spe-
cial accommodations to partici-
pate in this meeting is asked to
advise the Corridor Authority at
least 48 hours before the meet-
ing by contacting Denise Curry
at 850-381-2711 or denise.
Publish: October 12, 2006

CASE NO. 04-235-CA

in accordance with the Final
Judgement of Foreclosure date
September 12, 2006, in the
above-styled cause, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder
for cash in the Lobby of the
Gulf County Courthouse, Port
St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 am on
October 26, 2006, the following
described property:
LOT 2 and Sub-lot "A" (more
particularly described
as the N 1/2 of Lot 4,
Block "B", St. Joe Heights
Subdivision to the City of
Port St. Joe, Gulf County,
Florida, as per Official Plat
recorded in Plat Book 1,
Page 35, Public Records of
Gulf County, Florida.
Dated this 12 day of
September, 2006.
Becky Norris,\
Clerk of the Court
/s/ Jasmine Hysmith
As Deputy Clerk
Publish October' 12, & 19 2006

State of Florida
Department of Environmental
Notice of Application

The Department announces
receipt of an application from
Lee Vincent, City Manager, City
of Port St. Joe, to obtain a
substantial modification permit
to expand the land application
site for the City of Port St. Joe,
to obtain a substantial modi-
fication permit to expand the
land application site for the
City of Port St. Joe wastewater
treatment facility (WWTF). The
applicant proposes to increase
the permitted land application
with the addition of a 102-acre
Part II restricted public access
sprayfield. The additional 102-
acre sprayfield will add five (5)
additional spray irrigation zones
and modify one of the proposed
spray irrigation zones. These
zones will be labeled as Zone
3 thru Zone 8. The project will
increase the reuse capacity from
1.25 MGD (56.76 acres) to 2.45
MGD (158.76 acres).
In addition, the previously
proposed Sprayfield Zone "D"
(modified with the addition of
3.87 acres, for a total of 19.65
acres), Zone "C"" and Zone "B"
will be renamed as Zone 3, Zone
2, and Zone 1, respectively. All
previously submitted informa-
tion for the Sprayfield Zone 2
(Zone "C") and Sprayfield Zone 3
(Zone "B") will remain applicable
and unchanged.
The WWTF facility is locat-,
ed 0.5 miles E. of Hwy 98 on
County Road 382, Port St. Joe,
FL 32457 at latitude 29"50'30"N,
longitude 85* 10'15"W in Gulf
County. The expanded appli-
cation sites are located north
of the WWTF site across the
Gulf County Canal in Highland
View, FL at latitude 29'52'00"N,
longitude 85*19'00" W in Gulf
The Department has permit-
ting jurisdiction under Section
403.087, F.S. and F.A.C. Rules
62-4, 62-600, 62-601, 62-610,
62-620, 62-640 and 26-699.
The project is not exempt from
permitting procedures. The
Department has determined that
a Wastewater permit is required
for the proposed activities.
This application is being
processed and 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 Northwest District Office,
160 Governmental Center,
Pensacola, Florida 32501 (850)
595-8300. Any comments or
objections should be filed in
writing with the Department
at this address. Comments or
objections should be submitted
as soon as possible to ensure
that there is adequate time for
them to be considered in the
Department's decision on the
application. Additional informa-
tion concerning this project may
be obtained by contacting Joe
May at (850) 595-8300, exten-
sion 1167.
Publish: October 12, 2006

JULY 26, 2006

WORK CREWS (#24523 -

Commissioner Traylor mo-
tioned to tentatively adopt this
budget as proposed, after re-
moval of the funding for 2 new
vans, and Commissioner Barnes
seconded the motion. Upon in-
quiry by Tom Graney, members
of the Board discussed services
performed by the inmate work
crews. After further discussion
regarding a rotation system on
the purchases and the current
budget request, Commissioner
Barnes withdrew the second,
and Commissioner Traylor with-
drew his motion. Commissioner
Peters then motioned to tenta-
tively adopt this budget after
reducing the Equipment, Dist. 4
line item by $19,600.00. Com-
missioner Williams seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously. {Total tentative bud-
get being $351,753.00}

been made, the Board is cur-
rently at a rate of 6.2354 mills.
Upon inquiry, she stated that
the Board has $2.55 million in
General Fund Reserves, as rec-
ommended by the Auditors.


Commissioner Traylor mo-
tioned to tentatively reduce
Cash to be Carried Forward by
$1,000,000.00, and Commis-
sioner Peters seconded the mo-
tion. returned to the meeting at 9:08
p.m.> The motion then passed
unanimously. (Total tentative
budget being $700,000.00} Act-
ing Chairman Williams passed
the Chair to Commissioner

Commissioner Traylor then
motioned to tentatively budget
$500,000.00 in Reserve for Con-
tingencies, and Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion.
The motion then passed unani-

FUND) (#262191

After discussion, and upon
motion by Commissioner Wil-
liams, second by Commissioner
Traylor, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted
this budget in the amount of


Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Traylor, second by Com-
missioner Williams, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed


Gulf County E.M.S. Direc-
tor McGuffin appeared before
the Board to discuss that his
proposed increase includes a
new building, funds for para-
medics for the weekends, and
$74,750.00 matching funds for
an equipment grant. After dis-
cussion about deducting the
building costs, Commissioner
Williams motioned to tentatively
adopt this budget in the amount
of $805,815.00, and Coinmis-
sioner Traylor seconded the mo-
tion. Upon inquiry
by Clerk Norris about the
cost shift for insurance, Com-
missioner Traylor withdrew
the second, arid Commissioner
Williams withdrew his motion.
Commissioner Williams then
motioned to tentatively adopt
this budget in the amount of
$926,415.00. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.


Wewahitchka E.M.S. Direc-
tor Whitfield appeared before the
Board to discuss the increase in
his proposed budget (increased
salaries and workmen's comp.
insurance). Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second
by Commissioner Williams, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($376,061.00).

(#72033 FINE &

County Probation Officer
Mims discussed that he has
been able to reduce his bud-
get request, but is unable to go
back to a 0% increase due to
the need for new computers in
his office. After discussion by
Administrator Staff Assistant
Stephens, Commissioner Wil-
liams motioned to tentatively
adopt this budget in the amount
of $108,264.00. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.


After discussion about a
3rd individual in the Animal
Control Department to assist at
night and on weekends, mem-
bers of the Board and Sheriff
Upchurch discussed vicious dog
calls must be addressed imme-
diately. Sheriff Upchurch stated
that his office would be willing
to assist as much as possible.
Commissioner Peters motioned,
to tentatively adopt this budget
in the amount of $90,000.00,
and Commissioner Williams
seconded the motion. James
Christie appeared before the
Board to discuss the need for
manpower to work at the dog
pound and the poor conditions
there. Sheriff Upchurch stated
that he will assign an inmate to
work at the dog pound, and will
make sure they have water and
food on Saturdays and Sundays.
The motion then passed unani-
The meeting did then recess
at 8:45 p.m., E.D.T.
The meeting reconvened at
9:05 p.m., E.D.T.


Clerk Norris reported that
the Board has reduce the pro-
posed budget by $2,979,000.00
and with the changes that have

Chief Administrator Butler
discussed that this budget in-
cludes maintenance/repair of
the radio communications tower,
a telephone system, the Court-
house and Jail roof, and the new
Munis computer/work order
system. Chairman McLemore
passed the Chair to Vice Chair-
man Williams and motioned to
reduce the Equipment>$5,000
line item by $60,000.00 to re-
move the work order system,
and Commissioner Peters sec-
onded the motion for discus-
sion. The following individuals
appeared before the Board to
discuss this issue:
Jo Heslin inquired about
how much the County would
save in the long run once this
system is in place. Commis-
sioner Williams stated because
the County has no system in
place at this time, he is unable
to answer the questions regard-
ing monetary value.
Charles Radcliff discussed
the accountability that this sys-
tem would provide to the Board
members and to the public, and
stated this information should
be available in the "home" office
so members of the public can
see it.
Jim Garth commended the
Board on their efforts to reduce
the budget, and stated that this
system will allow everything that
is taking place in the County to
be tracked.
Commissioner Peters then
withdrew his second, and Com-
missioner Barnes discussed that
he operated under a work order
system for many years. Com-
missioner Peters stated that the
information should be available
in the Chief Administrator's Of-
I Jim Lloyd discussed that
this system will provide a check
and balance system, and will be
a good business practice for the
After further discussion by
Commissioner Traylor regarding
technological changes that will
come, the motion died for lack
of a second. Chairman Williams
returned the Chair to Commis-
sioner McLemore. Commis-
sioner Peters then motioned to
tentatively approve the Equip-
ment>$5,000 line item in the
amount of $81,346.00 (#64001),
as proposed. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed 4 to 1, with Chair-
man McLemore voting no. Af-
ter further discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler, Commis-
sioner Williams then motioned
to tentatively adopt this bud-
get as proposed ($862,346.00).
Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-

G.I.S. MAPPING (#27615 -

Chief Administrator Butler
and G.I.S. Director Davis dis-
cussed this proposed budget,
stating that the request can be
reduced 'to $176,000.00 (they
will still be able to get the maps
on the website). Commissioner
Williams motioned to tentatively
adopt this budget in the amount
of $176,000.00, and Commis-
sioner Peters seconded the
motion. Upon inquiry by Tom
Graney, Commissioner Williams
stated that the Board is not go-
ing to fund the new I.T. position
this year, and they are not going
to proceed with the operational
audit. The motion then passed

(I.T.) (#27819 GENERAL

After discussion, Commis-
sioner Traylor motioned to ten-
tatively reduce this budget to
$.00. Commissioner Williams
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.


Upon discussion by Veter-
ans' Service Officer Kennedy
regarding his budget request,
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to tentatively adopt this budget
in the amount of $69,131.00.
Commissioner Peters seconded

the motion, and it passed unan-


Upon discussion by mem-.
bers of the Board, staff, and
public regarding the need for a
shelter in Gulf County for the
residents to go during emer-
gency situations, Commis-
sioner Peters motioned to ten-
tatively increase this budget to
$500,000.00. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.


After discussion that this
is a self-supported depart-
ment, Commissioner Wil-
liams motioned to tentatively
adopt this budget as proposed
($381,430.00). Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.


Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Peters, second by Com-
missioner Barnes, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed

- GULF COUNTY (#39125 -

Emergency Management
Secretary Richardson discussed
this budget includes the cost
shift for insurance, and man-
dated equipment and training
costs. Upon motion by Com-
missioner Williams, second
by Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board
tentatively adopted this budget
in the amount of $223,595.00
(does not include the additional


the meeting at 9:46 p.m.> Upon
motion by Commissioner Wil-
liams, second by Commissioner
Peters, and unanimous (4-0)
vote, the Board tentatively ad-
opted this budget as- proposed
($35,600.00 Medical Examiner
/ $4,000.00 Transportation).


Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Peters, second by Com-
missioner Barnes, and unani-
mous (4-0) vote, the Board
tentatively adopted this bud-
get as proposed ($77,000.00

LANDFILL (#42634 -

turned to the meeting at 9:55
p.m.> Solid Waste Director Dan-
ford discussed.the funds needed
for operation of the landfill, stat-
ing he had to increase the land-
fill escrow obligation because the
figures came in from the State
after the budget was finished.
Solid Waste Director Danford
stated that they can purchase a
compactor and finance it so that
the first payment will be due in
the 2007-08 budget (the com-
pactor could almost double the
life of the landfill), and members
of the Board discussed the new
vs. refurbished machine. Upon
motion by Commissioner Wil-
liams, second by Commissioner
Peters, and unanimous vote, the
Board agreed to receive bids for
a new machine. Upon discus-
sion about the need for a dump
truck, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to tentatively budget
$25,000.00 for a used dump
truck. Commissioner Williams
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously. After fur-
ther discussion, Commissioner
Peters motioned to tentatively
adopt this budget in the amount
of $794,728.00 (includes Am-
nesty Day funds). Commission-
er Barnes seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
Tom Graney discussed
that the projected tipping fee
revenue could offset the expens-
es that will be generated at the
landfills. Members of the Board
discussed that they are working
on developing a policy for tip-
ping fees before a revenue figure
is included in the budget.


Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Williams, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget in
the amount of $52,400.00.


Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Traylor, second by Com-
missioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed

Commissioner Peters mo-
tioned to tentatively reduce this

budget to $.00, and Commis-
sioner Williams seconded the
motion for discussion. After
discussion by Commissioner
Williams about placing funds
for Affordable Housing, Cham-
ber of Commerce and E.D.C. in
a separate budget until these
programs can be reviewed, the
motion passed 3 to 2, with Com-
missioners Traylor and Barnes
voting no.


Upon motion by Com-
missioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget in
the amount of $11,200.00.


RESOURCES (#22513 G.F.) /
SAFETY (#24721 G.F.)

Chief Administrator Butler
discussed that Human Resourc-
es Director Manuel needs assis-
tance in her office with Human
Resources, Risk Management
and Safety. After discussion,
Commissioner Peters motioned
to tentatively adopt both of
these budgets as originally pro-
posed (#22513 $105,973.00/
#24721, 53,030.00). Com-
missioner Barnes seconded the
motion and, after discussion re-
garding how much overtime Hu-
man Resources Director Manuel
works, the motion passed 4 to
1, with Commissioner Williams
voted no.
The meeting did then recess
at 10:50 p.m., E.D.T.
The meeting reconvened at
11:05 p.m., E.D.T.


After discussion by the
Board and County Attorney Mc-
Farland about Special Projects
funds, Commissioner Barnes
motioned to adopt a policy that
effective October 1, 2006, groups
wishing to receive Special Proj-
ects funds must come before the
Board at a meeting to request
the funds, and must complete
the form for the' Commissioners
to sign to submit to the Clerk
for payment (the Chairman can
sign one form if the Board ap-
proves the payment from each
district). Commissioner Wil-
liams seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously. The
Board discussed that they have
$15,000.00 under B.O.C.C.
Special Projects and they have
$45,000.00 under Parks & Rec-
reation Facilities for these proj-
After discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler that this
budget includes a new full-
time employee, restrooms, dune
walkovers, and parking stabi-
lization at the Cape, Chairman
McLemore passed the Chair to
Vice Chairman Williams and
motioned to tentatively adopt
the Parks & Recreation Facili-
ties budget after reducing it by
$45,038.00 (to remove the fund-
ing for a full-time employee).
Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously. {Total tentative bud-
get is $252,710.00} Chairman
Williams returned the Chair to
Commissioner McLemore.


After discussion and upon
motion by Commissioner Wil-
liams, second by Commissioner
Peters, .and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively budgeted
$5,000.00 for Other Contractual
Services/City of Wewa (Exten-
sion .Agent Carter to expend),
and $13,125.00 for Aid to Gov-
ernmental Agency/Wewa.
After discussion regarding
the joint agreement with the
City of Port St. Joe and County
regarding the new Recreational
Complex, Commissioner Wil-
liams motioned to tentatively
reduce Aid to Governmental
Agency/PSJ to $.00 (there will
be separate funding for Parks
& Recreation per the Annexa-
tion Agreement). Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed 4 to 1, with Com-
missioner Peters voting no.
After discussion and upon
motion by Commissioner Tray-
lor, second by Commissioner
Williams, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively budgeted
$550.00 in Aid to Governmental
Agency/District 1 and $550.00
in Aid to Governmental Agency/
District 2.
{Total tentative bud-
get in Parks & Recreation is
Upon inquiry about the
$181,123.00 budgeted in Parks
& Recreation Facilities capi-
tal outlay, Chief Administrator
Butler reported this ,includes
a restroom at Highland View
park, gazebos at the Highland
View boat ramp, restrooms and
dune walkovers at Cape San
Bias, parking stabilization at
Cape San Blas, gazebos as 16th
Street Park, and gazebos at Pe-
ters Park.

Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Traylor, second by Com-
missioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted the State Forestry Soil
Conservation line item as pro-
posed ($1,000.00).
After discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler regarding
the work the County has re-
ceived from this division, and
upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commission-
er Peters, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted
the Contract:Secretary/Tech-
nician line item as proposed

(#31123 FINE &

After discussion and upon
motion by. Commissioner Tray-
lor, second by Commissioner
Peters, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopt-
ed this budget as proposed



After discussion, Commis-
sioner Traylor motioned to ten-
tatively reduce the Professional
Litigation Services line item by
$60,000.00 (budgeted to fund
the litigation for County-Wide
voting), and Commissioner Pe-
ters seconded the motion.

Jim Garth discussed that
the citizens would like to see the
funding remain for the County-
wide voting litigation, but they
are very pleased that the Board
is reducing taxes in all areas.
Chairman McLemore stated that
this would be for 1 year, and
funding could, be reconsidered
for the 2007-08 fiscal year.

County Attorney McFarland
stated that he would have to
stop kthe litigation process im-
mediately if this motion passes
and the funding is removed, and
all of the work that has been
done will have to be repeated
when the Board desires.to begin
again. Commissioner Barnes
discussed the referendum that
was passed regarding County-
wide voting, stating he has to
stand behind the .vote .of the
people. The following individu-
als then addressed the Board
regarding this issue:
Barbara Radcliff inquired
about County-wide voting, and
discussed that the people voted
to attempt to return to County-
wide voting. County Attorney
McFarland discussed the his-
.tory of the County-Wide/Single-
Member voting issue.
Tom Graney discussed that
he can live with delaying:it for 1
year, but would like to see the
County to proceed with trying to
return to County-wide voting in
the near future.
Tom Semmes stated that
the people voted for County-wide
voting, and if the Board would
stop hauling dirt, stop the de-
molition projects, and stop the
employees from driving County
vehicles home, they, would save
enough money to pay, for these
litigation services.
Jim Lloyd stated that
many people want County-wide
voting, and hopefully with the
new work order computer sys-
tem the County will be able to
save enough to be able to fund it
the next year.
Barbara Radcliff discussed
the money that has already been
spent that would be lost because
the litigation process would have
to start all over again.
Steve Norris inquired as
to whether the County-wide liti-
gation attorney would offer an
opinion as to what the odds are
with the case. The Board stated
that this has been done.

After further discussion,
the motion failed 3 to 2, with
Chairman McLemore and Com-
missioner Peters voting yes.
meeting at 11:28 p.m.> Upon
motion by Commissioner
Barnes, second by Commis-
sioner Traylor, and unanimous
(3-0) vote (Commissioner. Peters
did not vote), the Board tenta-
tively adopted this budget as
proposed ($976,084.00 leaving
$75,000.00 in Professional Liti-
gation Services).

The meeting did then recess
at 11:30 p.m., E.D.T.

The meeting reconvened at
11:31 p.m., E.D.T.


Upon discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler that he
met with Clerk Norris regarding
the Other Current Charges and
Obligations budget from which
the Board pays the Clerk for use
of her copy machine (agendas,
budgets, etc.), Commissioner
Williams motioned to tentatively
reduce Board of County Commis-
sioners Other Current Charges
& Obligations by $15,0000.00,
to transfer $38,000.00 from
this line item to Clerk to Board,
and that the Clerk bill each De-
partment individually for use of
her copier, effective October 1,
2006. Commissioner Peters sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously. (Total tentative
budget in the Board of County
Commissioners: Other Current
Charges & Obligations line item
is $12,000.00}

To Be Continued...

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Commercial Building for
rent- 1500sf, $1500/mo.
324 Long Ave., PSJ, 850-
Two Private 2nd floor of-
fices with shared reception
and kitchen. One 1st floor
private office. Beautiful
view overlooking St. Joe
Bay at Simmons Bayou.
.1350 mo p-r office. Utilities
included. Fircl, last month
rent plus $150 deposit per
unit required. Call 850-
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2 br 2 ba St Joe Beach,
across from beach, unob-
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1mo to 6mo lease. pets al-
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2 br, 2 ba, Mexico Beach
gulffront, new, small pool,
furnished, Elevator, 1 yr
lease. $1295/mo. Call
Mexico Beach area, Sev-
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furnished & unfurn, Start-
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TH @ Villages of PSJ.
Decorator furnished, and
will rent as a 2 or 3 bdrm.
Avail Nov 2006 -March
2007. Call 229-324-3109 or

Spacious townhouse lo-
cated in the Village of Port
St. Joe Close proximity to
area shopping, downtown
and St. Joseph's Bay.
Monthly rental available at
$1000 per month, with
$1000 security /damage
deposit. Call 850-229-2706
or 850-229-4700 for more

1-- 6140 1
3 br, 3 ba, Mexico Beach
Gulfview on Hwy 98, spa-
cious, for a family or
roommate to share. 1 yr
lease. $1595/mo. Call
4 br, 2 ba on secluded ac-
res Just off Hwy C-30 near
Indian Pass. Detatched
hottub, room overlooking
stocked fishpond. Great
privacy $1100mo 500dep
Avail Oct 1st. Call
850-653-7291 or
Available Nov. 1st. 2or 3
br, 2 ba, office, FP,304 6th
St. Pt. St. Joe. $1000/mo.
1 mo. dep. No smok-
ing/pets. 850-227-4358

Cape Bay Home, 4 br, 4
ba, dock, furn'd, Beautiful
bay views, beach access,
$1650 mo., 408-436-8293.
Gorgeous Bay Sunset
view on CR-30, 2 bed-
rooms, 2 V2 baths, wood
floors, custom cabinets,
fully furnished, screened
porch and open deck. 6-9
month lease, $1150 mo.,
first, & last month rent,
$550 security deposit on
signing. No pets. Call
850-229-7799, M-F, 9-4pm.

Gulf Aire 3 br, 2 ba no
smoking/pets, approx.
1700sf, garage, 1000ft
from the beach.

$1100/month with lease +
dep. Call 850-866-0071

House For Rent, in St.
Joe Beach, 3 BR, 2 BA,
large yard, $900 mo. Call
Gene at 850-830-9342.
Mexico Beach 3 br, 1.5 ba
house w/ spectacular
beach view on Hwy 98. Big
screened porch, remod-
eled kitchen w/ dishwash-
er. Central H/A, wash-
er/dryer, & big work-
shop-shed w/ elec. Mostly
turn. $995mo, 1st & last
mo rent + $350 sec dep
on signing, 6 or 12-mo.
lease. Small pet ok. Avail
Oct. 26. 850-899-3130
Mexico Beach 3 br, 2 ba
house on quiet street
across from boat canal.
Just five houses from
beach. Clean and updat-
ed. CH&A, screen porch,
covered carport, dish-
washer, W/D, fully furnish-
ed. Avail Oct 1, with 3 or
6-mo lease. Perfect for mil-
itary or business tempo-
rary living. $1,285 mo. in-
cludes all utilities, cable
and wi-fi internet. Small
pet ok. 850-899-3130
Mexico Beach, Several
homes for rent, furnished
& unfurnished, $1200mo,
Call Sundance Realty
Overstreet, Beautiful 4 br,
2 ba Home, 1824sf, on 1
acre, $1250 mo.+dep. Call
(310) 755-8118 Iv msg.
Port St. Joe Beach 4 br,
2 ba newly renovated. Un-
furn'd, 1 block off beach.
$1200/mo. 850-544-2218
RENTALS Available. Call
RENTALS,' @ Mexico
Beach 850-648-1012.

3 br, 2 ba 2'3 I.jr..ez St.
St. Joe 3eac.r, ri. pets.
$700/mo. + 1st, last and
dep. Call 850-229-6825
Mexico Beach 3 br 2 ba
with deck & screen porch.
Less' than 1 block to the
beach. Furnished or unfur-
nished, $850mo, Call
Sundance Realty 850-648-

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House only for Sale! Must
be moved. 5746 Hwy 71 (6
miles N. of PSJ). Approx
1400 sf, 3 br,1 ba,hrdwd
floors, C/A, FP, stove,
refig, W/D. Ducky Johnson
has moving cost info.
$18,000. Call Mary Lou @
Mexico Beach 4 br, 2 ba
screened in rear porch,
front deck, 2 blocks to
beach. Price reduced
$198K. Call 478-954-2050
St. Joe Beach, close to
Windmark, 3 br, 2 ba, gulf
view, 100 yds off beach,
fully furn'd house, 2 car
garage, Beautiful house!
Sits on 2 lots, $1595 mo.
(770) 331-1989/331-8163.

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

Below appraised value,
Port St Joe, Beacon Hill, 3
br 3 ba, elevator, custom
built, beautiful beach views
$989K, 850-774-5400

Below appraised value,
Port St Joe Beach 3 br 3
ba, beach views, $549K,

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98 Acres in Jackson
County. Large oaks, fish
pond and cleared farm
land. $4,500/ac. call
Mexico Beach Lot
150x100, 1 block from
beach, waterview, FORE-
CLOSURE Must sell best
offer. 850-596-2057 or
Mexico Beach Lot,
75'x100', walk to beach.
sell! Best Offer. Call 850-
596-2057 or 271-1453.

Nice V2 Acre Corner lot lo-
cated in Dalkeith. Close to
Bryant, Willis, and Douglas
Landings. $25K. Will. con-
sider owner financing. Call

Historical District
of Apalachicola, $249,000,
Walk to Beach- St. Joe
Beach, cleared lot for sale.
Located on Willow, across
from New round house
$199K. (305) 394-1212.
Waterfront Lot
in Sewanee new Seawall
on fresh water side. 2 min.
boat ride to Sewanee River
or Gulf. Only vacant lot left.
Will trade for St Joe Beach
Home, valued at $200k.
850-639-3639 or
Buckhorn Subdvsn 1/2
acre lots. Great location!
$25K Call Billy Joe
Smiley 850-340-1213 or
Jessica Paterson
850-227-4183 at Port
Realty Inc.

8100 Antique & Collectibles
8110- Cars
8120 Sports Utility Vehicles
8130 Trucks
8140 Vans
8150 Commercial
8160 Motorcycles
8170- Auto Parts
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8210 Boats
8220 Personal Watercraft
8230 Sailboats
8240 Boat & Marine
8310 Aircraft/Aviation
8320 ATV/Off Road Vehicles
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Dodge Intrepid '00 ES,
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Quality Cars 960-4464
Dodge Stratus '01, AT,
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Jeep Wrangler '98, hard
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air, CD, new cond., $8750.
Quality Cars 960-4464
Lincoln Navigator '98,
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miles, $10,500, Call 850-

Ford '00 F150 XLT Ext
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condition, $8750. Quality
Cars 960-4464
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Cab AT, V8, loaded, one
owner, exc. cond. $9750.
Quality Cars 960-4464.
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4wd Motor runs great,
transmission less than 3
years old, also has all new
Air Conditioning compo-
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work. $1800 obo Call
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Ford F150 XLT
Larriat '91
Automatic, loaded! 88,500
miles, 6 cylinder, $3000
call 827-2566

GMC Sierra Z71
Automatic, Rims & tires,
CD, Cold air, Excellent
shape. Charcoal Gray,
tinted windows. $9000 Call
Nissan Frontier '02, Ext
Cab, V6, 1 owner, low mi
loaded, new cond. $8950
Quality Cars 960-4464.

SDodge '00 "Conversion
Van, low miles, loaded,' 1
owner, exc., cond. $5950.
Quality Cars 960-4464.

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

2 br 1 ba Port St.Joe. Cor-
ner lot with bay view. RE-
DUCED $195K. Also ajoin-
ing lot 3br /lba $185K
(850) 762-3252
For Sale By
3 br, 2 ba. 615 Marvin Ave.
Appraised @ $185K obo.
& 478 Santa Anna 3 br, 2
ba $219K obo Call
850-227-4486 or 647-9282

GMC Hightop '95 Conver-
sion Van, TV, bed, loaded,
1 owner, exc cond. $3950.,
Quality Cars 960-4464
Plymouth '98 Grand Voy-
ager, exc. cond., loaded, 1
owner, AC, AT, V6, $3950,
Quality Cars 960-4464.


2000 Fischer Pontoon.
Boat, 24ft, 3.0 inboard,
runs great! $5000, Call

26' Center Console,
Off-Shore Deep "V"' Hull
Like New (40 Hours),,
Completely Refurbished,
SeaWolf with Twin.
C/Rotating 140HP SUZU.KI-
4/Stroke Engines. New
Center Console, fully
rigged, wiring, steering &
seats. New Aluminum.
Majic Tilt. New 160g Alumi-
num Gas Tank. Draws
less than 2 feet, Great in'
Bay or Gulf. Great Fishing
Boat! Serious inquiries,
$49K obo Call 850-227-
4256 or 706-628-4260 .

Bertam Sportfish, .46'.
1986 MKIII. Twin Detroit
Diesel. Kohler generator.
Good condition. Well
equipped. Never been
damaged. For pictures &
information, please email:
Must Sell! $149k OBO

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sale at Happy Ours Kayak
& Canoe Outpost. Call,
850-229-1991 or see us at
775 Cape San Bias Road.'

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dren, the Florida Department
of Health (DOH) recognizes
October as National Child
Health Month. This year's
theme is "Children's Health
Month 2006: Promoting
Healthy School Environments."
Children spend a signifi-
cant portion of their time in
schools-more than in any
other environment other than
their homes. Children's Health
Month is a perfect opportunity
to learn more about improving
the health of school environ-
Monday, October 2, 2006
is recognized as National
Child Health Day. This nation-
al event was proclaimed by
President Calvin Coolidge in
1928 to promote and safe-

Attorney General Charlie
Crist today sued one of the
nation's largest wireless com-
panies, alleging that Alltel
Communications, Inc., auto-
matically enrolled thousands
of customers for a free trial of
a roadside assistance program
without disclosing terms of the
program at the time of acti-
vation and billing customers
without their specific consent.
Cist alleges that Alltel also
billed some customers for the
Mr. Rescue program during
Alltel's advertised "free trial"
1 An investigation that began
with consumer complaints in
April 2003 revealed that the
company pushed its roadside
assistance program by auto-
matically enrolling every con-
sumer who purchased a cell
phone and service plan. The
program was added to ser-
vice plans by default unless a
safes representative removed
itat the customer's request.
Afliel's sales representatives
were under pressure to sell
additional features of calling
plans in order to meet monthly
quotas and generate commis-

guard the health needs of the
nation's children.
"By teaching our chil-
dren to make safe and healthy
decisions, families and all
Floridians can help our young
people reach their full poten-
tial in becoming responsible
leaders in their communities,
and make our state a bet-
ter place to live," said Deputy
Secretary of Health for CMS,
Joseph J. Chiaro, M.D.
Across the State, parents
and caregivers play a vital part
in creating a healthier Florida
by teaching children good
nutrition and important safe-
ty procedures. They can also
help young Floridians improve
their health by encouraging
them to eat healthy foods
and to get regular exercise.
Good nutrition can improve

sions, so little care was taken
to adequately inform custom-
ers about what they were pur-
Many consumers auto-
matically enrolled in the "free
trial" found $3 charges added
to their monthly statements
from that period. Others were
not told they had to cancel'
the program prior to the free
trial running out and, were
billed for months after the
trial period ended. More than
520,000 Florida consumers
were enrolled in Mr. Rescue
over the past five years, and
investigators estimate that
Alltel made more than $20
million from the program dur-
ing that time period. It has not
yet been determined what por-
tion of those consumers were
signed up improperly.
"This case is a classic
example of stealth charges
intended to claim every pos-
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students' ability to concen-
trate and help them succeed
in the classroom. Families
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to avoid harmful activities.
Families can also protect their
children by ensuring that they
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ventable diseases and making
sure that homes, child care
centers, and schools have been
checked for potential hazards.
Parents can help prevent acci-
dents and injuries by securing
infants, toddlers, and small
children in child safety seats
and booster seats, checking
consumer safety warnings,
and making sure young people
wear protective gear during
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More than 25 percent of
Florida's population is chil-
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gram, it also failed to obtain
authorization from consumers
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Crist encouraged Alltel
customers to carefully examine
their bills to see if they have
been or are now being billed
for the service without their
knowledge. Consumers who
may have been signed up for
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or authorizing it, who received
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or who were charged for Mr.
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The Plantation-based com-
pany is being sued under the
Florida Deceptive and Unfair
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for violations of the act include
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senior citizen or is disabled.
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children are enrolled in public
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To celebrate Children's
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Environmental Protection
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Environmental Education
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of web casts on topics relat-
ed to healthy school environ-
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Florida have the opportunity
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October 5, 2006 2-3 p.m.
Healthy High Performance
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Red Ribbon Week
Narconon Arrowhead
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Drug Awareness Month. If
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When Chris Casson
Madden lost her younger sis-
ter, Patty, 10 years ago, the
celebrity designer, author
and TV show host found her-
self searching for a place to
mourn. "While I had a won-
derful home, I realized that
I didn't have my own special
place to reflect and feed my
soul," she said.
In response, Madden cre-
ated her own personal space
w(hire she could retreat and
nurrure herself, and the expe-
rience lead to the ground-
breaking book, "A Room of
Her Own: Women's Personal
Spaces" ($35, Clarkson Potter
Inc. I.
As Madden discovered, a
space in the home where a
person can find refuge, reflect,
relax and renew is essential in
this day and age, especially for
"We women are natural-
born nurturers, but if we don't
Lake care of ourselves, we can't
fake care of the people who
depend on us. In order to gen-
erously. without resentment,
gi\ e to our family, friends and
careers, we need our own per-
sonal spaces for renewal. As
the late Katharine Hepburn
wisely said, we need to refill
the reservoir," said the New
York designer, who has con-
sulted with Oprah Winfrey.
Nurturing oneself may
sound and seem narcissistic,
but it's actually the opposite,
paid Lynn Kelley, a holistic
therapist in Anahentri Hills,
Calif.. %who has a doctorate in
pscholougy. "You're essentially
'nurturIng yourself for the good
bf others, and the best place to
do that is u, your ow\\ sanctu-
art where you can find refuge
from life's stresses." said the
owner of obga Talk. \\ho does
therapeutic yoga and hypno-
: Her ow\in personal retreats
include two yoga rooms and a
private space in her bedroom
"A sanctuary g \es you a

place to cast away your masks
and roles and be your true
authentic self," she said. "In
such a place you're not dis-
tracted by the outside world
and you can connect with your
mind, body and spirit and
replenish, recharge and refo-
cus, which gives you a positive
outlook and helps keep you
Since Madden's book hit
the shelves in 1997, the idea of
finding refuge in the home and
nurturing oneself has caught
on in a big way. "When I was
writing the book, the idea of
women having their own per-
sonal refuge was considered a
bizarre concept," said Madden,
whose goal is to help women
turn their entire home into a
haven. "When my book was
published, words like 'sacred,'
'haven' or 'retreat' were not
used to describe spaces in
our homes. Now more and
more people are deliberately
creating these spaces when
they design their homes. The
idea is becoming a part of the
American vernacular. Builders
are including personal spac-
es like yoga rooms in new
Helping clients get in
touch with their natural bal-
ance and rhythm is the goal of
"Zen architect" John Salat.
"Creating an environment
that allows us to truly express
ourselves gives us power and
energy," said Salat, who is
based in Lake Forest, Calif.
He works with clients on
finding the right materials and
textures to achieve balance and
tranquility in the home. What
represents a sacred space dif-
fers from person to person.
"Everyone is so unique in
their needs and \\ants that
no two spaces are the same.
and they shouldn't be." said
Madden "A sacred space
doesn't have to be any par-
tictlar size it could be as
simple as a corner of your
bedroom, or even a trunk or
basket tilled with items that
feed your soul. The important
thing to remember is that it is
very personal. You can share it
%\ith others, but they miay not
understand it. and that doesn't



ing you, it's good to have a
place where you can medi-
tate and get to that hypnotic
level that helps you release
negative energy. At the same
time, pursuits like gardening

... and drawing are very nur-
turing, because they allow you
to focus on the moment. Being
creative is one of the most self-
nourishing and healing things-
you can do for yourself."

SIMPLICITY: "Zen architect" John Salat has a minimalist Asian-
influenced living room, adorned by his own painting.

Madden's own personal
space, where she does yoga
and meditates, consists of a
long situring area outside her
bedroom and includes person-
al mementos such as the first
shoes of her two sons. who
are now crown. along with
candles and photographs of
fanuilV members and friends
%%ho have passed awayv
Salat sees a lot of confu-
sion about what constitutes a
sacred space. "Such a space
isn't religious, unless you want
it to be." he said. "It's a spot to
celebrate who you are without

When deciding on a loca-
tion and purpose for your
sacred space, look to your
passions. A sacred spot could
be a writing nook m vour bed-
room. a home spa in your
bathroom or a room where you
escape to do yoga. sew, paint.
scrapbook. throw pottery. play
a musical instrument. pray or
meditate And it doesn't have
to be indoors: Garden retreats
make wonderful sanctuaries.
Kelley suIggests having two
spaces one for meditating
and another to pursue your
"If you really want to shed
all of the stuff that's bother-

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Creating your private refuge at home is easier than you
might think, says celebrity designer Chris Casson Madden,
whose books and national magazine teach women how to cre- "
ate sanctuaries in the home. She and holistic therapist Lynn
Kelley suggest incorporating the five senses when fashioning
your retreat.
Visual delights. Surround yourself with treasured items such,
as old and new family photos, heirlooms and antiques, baby
clothing and cherished pieces of art. Include your favorite colors
in the design. Candles are another important part of a sanctuary,
especially those used for meditation. "Candles aren't static. They-
have a dynamic force to them," said architect John Salat. "As they
flicker, they cast shadows and create an ambience."
Soothing aromas. Use scented candles and incense. Outdoors,
enjoy aromatic plants. "Once you start associating certain smells
with tranquility, peace and renewal, you will be able to arrive
in your sacred space and decompress quickly, which can be very
useful when you're pressed for time," noted Kelley.
Relaxing sounds. Sound, or lack of it, is an important ingre-
dient. Play your favorite music, or enjoy the soothing melody of
splashing water, singing birds or wind chimes.
Comforting textures. Our tactile sense is also important.
Include a cashmere throw or shawl in your private getaway. Or
add silk pillows and a furry area rug that you can sink your toes
Tastes. Tantalize your taste buds by including your favorite
drinks and food.
"A Room of Her Own: Women's Personal Spaces," (535,
Clarkson Potter Inc.), can be purchased at local bookstores, or
online at www.amazon.com.
For more books and information from Chris Madden, go to
Learn more about Lynn Kelley at www.LynnKelley.com.
"Zen architect" John Salat has a Web site at www.zenarchi-