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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: November 9, 2006
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By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

To borrow a sports analogy, call it c
Billy Traylor.
Traylor won his fifth-straight elec-
tion and a fifth four-year term to occupy
the District 2 seat on the Gulf County
Commission with a resounding victory
Tuesday night in a three-man race.
First appointed to the seat in 1989,
a year before initially going before the
voters, Traylor, a Republican, garnered
61 percent of the vote, 612 votes, to
ease past Democratic challenger Jerry
Pridgeon and Tom Semmes, who ran
as an independent.
All votes are unofficial until pro-
visional ballots of which there was
a handful and overseas ballots are
submitted. The final official tally must
be submitted to the state by Nov. 18.
"I appreciate the opportunity the
people have given me to continue to
serve them," Traylor said. "I work for
the people. I'm happy, excited.
"The fact is I've done my job and
been accessible to the people and
worked with people from all parts of
the county."
Pridgeon, who had run a race
largely under the radar, pulled in 26
percent, or 266 votes, while Semmes,
who, had vocally challenged Traylor
on issues such as county-wide voting
and county spending, trailed with 132
votes, or 13 percent.
"A lot of dirt delivered," a clearly
frustrated Semmes said as he exited
the elections office when the outcome
became obvious.
Attempts to contact Pridgeon on


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Traylor Retains Commission Seat


for the thumb for

work on using tax dollars wisely, bringing park and recreation
facilities to his district and improving roads.
He said that if the county went to county-wide voting he
was confident of maintaining his seat and said that while peo-


Supervisor of Elections Linda Griffin (left, foreground) and County Commissioner Jerry Barnes
(background, left) and election office staffer Ron Bordelon canvass absentee ballots on Tuesday

ple in his district didn't want to see wasteful spending of their
Tuesday night were tax dollars, their vote indicated that Traylor had done his job

Traylor, though, countered that people responded is to

(See VOTERS on Page 8A)

Mexico Beach Offers Safety Program to Its Residents

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

Using the impetus of community participa-
tion in the November mid-term elections, The
Beaches Lions Club, in conjunction with the
Mexico Beach Civic Association, offered the Vial
Of Life program to everyone leaving the Mexico
Beach community center, the city's designated
voting location.
A table manned by Mexico Beach city coun-
cil member Robert Ginsberg, along with mem-
bers of the Mexico Beach Civic Association,
held information, forms and medicine bottles
for anyone who wished to participate in the free
"[Former Mexico Beach mayor] Chuck
Risinger started the idea about two years ago,"
said Ginsberg, "but we never got it going until
Realizing that election day was a good
opportunity to begin offering the program in
Mexico Beach, Ginsberg said he contacted
lMiark Anderson, Bay County Supervisor of.
Elections, and received his permission to set
iup the information table right outside the door
of the polling venue.
"This is a nationwide program," said
Ginsberg, "but it's especially important in a
small town like Mexico Beach," referring to the
large number of retirees in town and the asso-
ciated number of medical emergencies .they
Because Mexico Beach is so small, program
proponents will attempt to enroll every resident
in the program. That way, said Ginsberg, "If
someone here calls 9-1-1, when Public Safety
personnel arrive at your house, they will know
to go straight to the fridge and get your vital
medical emergency and contact numbers."
The Vial Of Life is an amber plastic medi-
cine bottle like the standard type used by phar-,
macies. Paper information sheets are provided
for each member of the household who wishes

to participate.
People fill out the forms with vital medical
information and emergency contact informa-
tion, and place the forms in the vial. The vial
then goes on the right top, shelf or as close to
the top as possible of the refrigerator door.
In many communities, the Vial of Life
works in conjunction with a specially designed
sticker to place on the front door or a front win-
dow of the home to notify emergency personnel
that the vial is inside.
In the event of a, medical emergency, first
responders or emergency personnel know to
go straight to the refrigerator and retrieve the
medical information that may very well save a
According to literature, the Vial Of Life is
for everyone, especially people living alone or
with special medical needs.
Additional vials can also be placed in the
glove compartments of cars and in purses, and
the identiifyng sticker can also be placed in a

visible location on the inside of a car window.
Another segment of the Vial Of Life nation-
wide program utilizes the same idea for addi-
tional information to be placed in a baggie and
taped to the front of the refrigerator door.
The same information that is placed inside
the smaller medicine bottle may also be placed
in the baggie, along with the following:
A recent copy of a participant's EKG
A copy of any living wills or equivalent
A copy of any Do Not Resuscitate docu-
A recent photograph
Normal blood pressure readings
Any hearing or seeing devices that might
be in place
Whether the listed participants speak
and understand English; if not, what languages

they do speak and understand.
The forms placed in the Vial include such
information as:
Name, address, date of birth
Primary medical problems, doctors, hos-
pital of choice
Medicare number, health insurance infor-
mation, religious/church affiliation
Previous medical problems, allergies,
current medication
Emergency references.

For further information on the Vial of
Life program, go to www.vialoflife.com, or con-
tact the Mexico Beach Civic Association, PO.
Box 13217, Mexico Beach, FL 32410 or The
Beaches Lions Club, RO. Box 13948, Mexico
Beach, FL 32410.

Second Stabbing Suspect Arrested
By Tim Croft
? Star News Editor
A second suspect has been arrested for attempted murder in the stabbing of a local man and
his grandson on Oct. 13.
Edward Robledo, 65, of Leon County, was arrested last
Thursday in connection with the incident which occurred- -
under the George Tapper Bridge. -
The names of thd victims, a teenager and his grand- "
father, have not been released at the request of the family,
concerned for their safety.
Both have been released from the hospital andare
steadily recovering from their wounds, according to authori-
Edward Robledo is the brother of Bennie Robledo, who
was arrested on Oct. 25 in Leonr County and arraigned the
following day on two counts of attempted murder. Bennie Edward Robledo
Robledo posted &50,000 bond and was released pending
adjudication of the case
Edward Robledo was arraigned in Leon County on two counts of being a principle to attempt-
ed murder, with bond set at $50,000.
No further arrests are expected in the incident.

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Day' Celebrations
Gulf County will be hosting several special
events in honor of Veterans' Day this week.
Port St. Joe

Port St. Joe High School
Friday, Nov. 10 at 9 a.m. ET
All veterans and members of the commu-
nity are cordially invited to attend a ceremony
recognizing the.veterans and their contributions
to our country in the R. Marion Craig Coliseum
of Port St. Joe High School. On the day of the
ceremony, please use the main entrance to the
school, sign in at the guest registration table
and a NJROTC Cadet will escort you to the
reserved seating area.
Guest speaker for this year's program will
be Lieutenant Colonel (USA, Ret.) James C.
Kennedy, a 1962 graduate of Port St. Joe High
School. Mr. Kennedy enlisted in the US Navy
in February 1964. He served tours at the Naval
Station, Rota, Spain, aboard the USS Wasp
and at the Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida
where he was discharged in November 1968.
He enlisted in the US Army in November
1969 and was commissioned through infan-
try OCS at Ft. Benning, GA. He served
tours in the Republic of South Vietnam, South
Korea and various duty stations within the
United States. His duty assignments included
Airborne Infantry Platoon Leader, Helicopter
Pilot, Cavalry Troop Commander, Aviation
Battalion Executive Officer and various Staff
Positions. His last assignment was Chief of
the Army Element, United States Air Force Air
Ground Operations School, Hurlburt Field,
Florida, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.
He is a graduate of the Airborne School,
Rotary Wing Aviator Course, Instructor Pilot
Course, the Infantry Officers Advance Course
and the Command and General Staff College.
His civilian education includes a Bachelor or
Applied Science Degree and a Master of Science
Degree from Troy State University.
His awards include the Legion of Merit,
Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star
Medal, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service

(See VETERANS on Page 8A)

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What I Wanted to Do'

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By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
A year before his death,
Dennis "Squeaky" Martina
uttered a lament into a film-
maker's tape recorder.
The commercial fisher-
man mourned the decline of
a generations-old industry
and the freedom it afforded
those who labored within it.
"I hate to see it go
because a lot of people don't
want to go to no job eight
hours a day. I know I never
did. I wanted to do what I
wanted to do."
Fiercely independent,
unfailingly honest, with a
kind nature that earned him
countless friends, Martina
spent his life on the water,
and he answered to no one
but himself.
Last Tuesday, his body
was found in the marsh
grass nearly a mile north
of the 10-foot Hole on the
east side of the Apalachicola
He had gone out on
Monday to run his crab
traps and failed to return
home that night, alarming
his family.
After a comprehensive
search by the U.S. Coast
Guard. Florida Fish and
Conservation Commission
and family members,
Martina's, body was recov-
ered sometime after 2 p.m.


He was 71 years old.
Apalachicola was deeply
saddened by the loss of its
native son, but those who
knew him found poetry in
his passing.
At Martina's funeral
last Friday at St. Patrick's
Catholic Church, Rev. Roger
Latosynski likened Martina
to Jesus' fishermen disci-
ples, who toiled in the Sea
of Galilee.
In Martina's death, the
priest saw a triumphant
"You could almost hear
Jesus saying to him, 'Dennis,
come to me, it's time to
come home.' What a beauti-
ful coming home. From the
sea of Galilee to our bay,
Jesus calls. It's beautiful,
it fits."
Martina died doing the
work he loved on the river
that sustained him all of his
life a fitting end for a self-
reliant fisherman.
Nlartina's life began in a
small, wooden house in the
immnunigrant-rich Apalachicola
neighborhood known as
"Irish Town."
The ninth child of Joseph
and Marguerite Martina, he
shared a bedroom with his
six brothers, who slept three
in a bed.
The baby of the family,
Martina was devoted to his

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siblings Margaret, Joseph
Jr. "Buddy," John, Martha,
Gloria, Bill, Gerald and
His father, Joseph
Martina, was a commercial
fisherman who oystered,
shrimped and fished accord-
ing to the season.
He earned 50 cents for
a 55-gallon drum of oysters,
and taught his children the
value of a dollar.
Martina and his broth-
ers made their own toys,
crafting "horses" from 6-
foot long Chinaberry tree
limbs with pieces of string
for reins.
They christened them
"Thunder" and "Lightning"
and rode them all over the
They wiled away other
days on homemade scoot-
ers made from roller skate
wheels, 2x4s-and orange
Always an avid hunter,
Martina honed his skills
shooting robins out of his
neighbors' trees with a Red
Rider BB gun while broth-
er, George, wielded a Daisy
pump-action model.
The brothers rescued an
abandoned skiff and took it
to sea, stopping up the holes
with fags their mother gave,
"T'%o would bail and one
would oar to keep from sink-
ing." remembered George

SrnoTo oy uam To.ItZtnU
Crabber Dennis "Squeaky" Martina gazes into the camera in Blountstown filmmaker Elam
Stoltzfus' documentary, Apalachicola River: an American Treasure. Martina, an Apalachicola native,
died last Tuesday at age 71.

The--family later
acquired a small motorboat
and Dennis Martina and fhis
brothers went duck hunting
with eight bullets between
They carried the day's
-catch back home for dinner.
Martina and his siblings
had the run of the neighbor-
hood. and made the court-
house lawn their personal

Photo by Elam Stol1tzfus
Dennis Martina retrieves his crab traps. Martina was a life-
long commercial fisherman, like his father before him.

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Martina's cousin, John
James, who lived near the
courthouse, remembered
Martina as a "real good boy
who always did what he
thought was right."
The Catholic altar boy
was not. however, without a
mischievous streak.
One December. as
Christmas approached,
Dennis. George and Bill dis-
covered several tantalizing
boxes of candy concealed on
the floor of Gloria's closet.
The brothers ate a little
bit of the candy every day,
placing the empty boxes on
the bottom until they'd man-
aged to devour every deli-
cious morsel.
When their mother
discovered the crime, she
grabbed a' switch and sum-
moned her sons forward.
Martina went in first,
while George and Bill trem-
bled at the sound of his
screams. ) /
"She's killing him, she's
killing him," screamed Bill,
who grabbed George and
made a run for it.
When the brothers
returned home that night,
they thought their mother
had forgotten their offense.
The next morning. they
found that they had been
Marguerite Martina was
a strict disciplinarian who
did not spare the rod when
her children misbehaved.
Even when he lied in
fear, George Martina always
admired his younger brother
Dennis' willingness to take
his punishment.
"He was the type that
would go right in. and I
guess maybe, in a way he

was right to get it over with,"
he said.
Star Athlete
Martina earned a name
for himself playing baseball
in an empty lot where the
10-foot Hole is now.
The games were always
a family affair, with Gerald
catching. Bill pitching and
Dennis hitting the ball out
of the lot.
The neighborhood kids
called the part-Irish, part-
Italian brothers "Dagos,"
and marveled at their skills
on the diamond,
"They'd say, 'Boy those
Dagos can play ball,'" remem-
bered George Martina.
It was on the ball field
that Dennis Martina earned
his famous nickname.
Teammate Donald Keith
christened him "Squeaky,"
for his distinctive. high-
pitched voice.
"He started that and
that stuck with him the rest
of his life." remembered
George Martina. who said
his brother never found fhe
nickname offensive.
"He didn't care. He'd
say, 'I don't care what you
call me,'" he said.
In the summer of 1949,
Dennis 'Martina found a
life-long friend in William
R. "Pop" Wagoner, an
Alabama native who moved
to Apalachicola to coach
Chapman High School ath-
Before school began.
Wagoner rounded up a
group of neighborhood boys
to play in a Blountstown
baseball tournament.
Martina made the roster.
as did his brother, George.
(See MARTINA on Page 3A)

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and friend Christo Poloronis,
a weak-armed catcher who
hurled the ball back to the
pitcher shot-put style.
Though Wagoner never
staged a formal practice, the
team easily won the tourna-
ment, earning Wagoner the
first of many coaching tro-
Martina distinguished
himself on the baseball dia-
mond and football field,
and quickly became one of
Wagoner's favorite students.
"I never had a problem
with Squeaky. He was always
at practice," said Wagoner.
He recalled one memo-
rable football game against
Chattahoochee, when
Martina ran 80 yards on a
screen pass and won the
game in the final 15 sec-
Over 50 years later,

From Page 2A

the game remains vivid in
Wagoner's mind "Boy, that
little Dago was running."
A Dying Breed
After high school,
Martina briefly distributed
commodities for the coun-
ty and participated in the
state's shelling program,
but always returned to the
For most of his fish-
ing career, Martina worked
as a crabber like his older
brother, Bill, staking out his
territory in the river.
Martina loved the inde-
pendence fishing afforded
him, even when the work
failed to provide a steady
Over the years, he saw
the crabbing industry change
In the 1950s and 1960s,
Martina caught 1,000

pounds of crabs in 100
traps. In recent years, he
caught anywhere between
one and two boxes of crabs
(100-200 pounds) in as
many traps.
A lack of competition
forced the prices of crabs
down, while crab traps rose
from $2-3 dollars to $25
Martina's father had
worked in a time before
state regulations, when fish-
ermen were bound only by
their honor and their innate
desire to preserve and pro-
tect the bay.
Martina witnessed the
tightening of state controls -
the gill net ban, turtle shoot-
ers and crab trap rings that
crippled production and
enraged commercial fisher-
Though he possessed a


gentle nature, Martina could
rail for hours against the
Marine Patrol, whom he
believed insulted and belit-
tled fishermen.
When the Marine Patrol
questioned the presence,
aboard his boat, of a hand-
gun he used to protect him-
self from alligators, Martina
flashed his concealed weap-
on permit and proclaimed
his membership in the
Like many fishermen
of his generation, he saw
himself as part of a dying.
He encouraged his two
sons by his beloved wife,
Janice, to get an education,
and was delighted when they
entered professional fields.
Jason became a regis-
tered nurse and Dustin, a
Martina saw
Apalachicola become a place
unimaginable in his youth,

with fish houses razed and
condominiums beckoning.
"He would say that old
Apalachicola is gone and it's
going to get worse," said his
brother, George.
But he kept on plying
his trade, undeterred by the
chest pains that plagued
him in the weeks before his
It was simply not in his
nature to quit something he
The Gang
Martina went out crab-
bing at daylight, and was
usually home just in time
for some mid-morning con-
versation with his friends at
the Franklin County Press.
Martina, press owner
Genaro "Jiggs" Zingarelli,
Coach Wagoner, West Point
graduate Harry Buzzett, for-
mer Weems Hospital admin-
istrator Joe McDonald
and former seafood dealer
Bobby Kirvin were among
-those frequently spotted

Photo by Elam Stoltzfus
Martina grips a crab trap in the Apalachicola River: an American Treasure documentary. Martina is survived by his wife, Janice, sons,
Jason and Dustin, brothers, George, Gerald, Bill and John and sister, Gloria Mahdn.

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trading barbs and swapping
Martina had his own key
to the press and frequently-
retrieved Zingarelli's mail at
the post office, while the
proprietor kept order inside
the shop.
Most of the men knew
each other all their lives,
and were not above repeat-
ing each other's secrets.
Martina called all of
them "liars."
Buzzett, an Apalachicola
native who returned to the
area after he retired, came
to know Martina during
their morning conversations
at the press.
Buzzett admired
Martina's "marvelous sense
of humor," and quick intel-
"You didn't get anything
over on Squeaky," remem-
bered Buzzett. "You better
not try to fool him those

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4A The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, November 9, 2006

Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 69 years

A good steady rain fell Monday night so
the folks at the County Courthouse in Port
St. Joe started their Tuesday morning as they
have so frequently in the past few years with
a game of "Who has the Trash Can?"
For if one integer of the equation on the
inefficiency of the county government can be
understood, it is the state of the courthouse in
Port St. Joe, the center for county operations,
the emblem of the county.
And a building that sinks beneath a roof,
which has the consistency of Swiss cheese,
as any walk through the facility after rain will
Taxpayers may foot a heftier bill for court-
house maintenance than emergency medical
personnel, but the county has yet to purchase
sufficient trash cans to position under office
after office at the courthouse.
Not to mention the chambers used by
judges or the courtroom itself, where the seats
can often be found draped in covering as if the
Three Stooges were painting inside.
Put another way, April showers bring
nothing but May glowers at the courthouse as
folks who have a plate full of other duties try
to keep the rain away while indoors.
Of course, this continues because there
seems to be no sense of urgency and responsi-
bility from the County Commission, which has
piddled over this problem of re-roofing the
courthouse for years with no tangible action
at least tangible enough to keep those who
work and conduct business dry during rainy
The problem isn't just a county one, not
just one noted by other county officers; the
Phipf fii dlJ U f th dhp Ii i Ul.1aJ .iit-hn'. h eI .ta

edly expressed her dismay with the facilities.
At the same time, travel just over the

the county or at least one commissioner
determined there was time and taxpayer
money to devote to removing a private build-
ing on private property.
The county spent taxpayer dollars, for
equipment, labor and dirt, to remove a build-
ing next to the car lot in Highland View.
S The building in question had been there
for years, was an eyesore, yes, but the ques-
'tion begs where was the urgency or the pub-

Twenty One

Lot's of people asked me about my- brother,
Leon. Most want to know if he is as crazy as I make
him out to be. Many are curious as to our age dif-
ference. We are five years apart. I tell everybody that
he is "World War II older than me".'
Leon was born October 19, 1942. Daddy was
inducted into the United States Army at Fort
Oglethorpe, Georgia, December 27, 1942. His first
o born son was e xa.: flt 70' days old. I can't imagine
Leon's first Christmas for my Mom and Dad.
S Any thoughts of me were put on hold.
Indefinitely! Any and all plans for the future were
put on hold. Indefinitely! Any concept of normal life
was put on hold. Indefinitely!
Dad spent January the following year at basic
training at .Camp Leonard Wood. He spent the next
several months practicing amphibious landings
on the western shore of Lake Michigan, north of
Chicago. For a quiet; unassuming: farm boy with
a third grade education from Lawrence County,
Tennessee, it must have seemed like a foreign coun-
try already!
His twenty-three year old wife, holding their six
month old son, rode a train three days and nights
to "be together" one last time before he shipped out.
Daddy celebrated Leon's first birthday boarding the
USS Monticello, destined for Sidney, Australia, and
beyond... '
Mother waited at home, alone. And worried.
January,- 1944, found. Corporal Leon Colbert,
Sr., trudging through the jungles of New Guinea.
The history books tell the story of the rain, thick
growth and fierce resistance of the deeply entrenched
Jap.Anese forces. Dad never mentioned New Guinea
to me.
He spent Leon's second birthday on the world
famous, titillating, sens.ational. breathtaking Pacific
island of Biak. I'm being most facenoLis here, No
one has ever heard of Biak, before or since, the warl
Daddy was almost killed'there. He was with the first
wave that went ashore. It was here he was cut off
" behind enemy lines for seventeen days and nights
When they finally fought, through to 'them, most of
the company had paid the ultimate sacrifice. Dad's
hair had turned completely white. He.was awarded
a Presidential, Unit Citation and I think that's where
he got one of the bronze stars. I'm not sure because
S he never talked about Biak Island at all.
. Mother had moved back in with her parents.


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lic interest in removing it on the public dime?
The pledges for more vigilant and selective
use of taxpayer dollars for parochial projects,
or to halt the providing of dirt? Wink. Wink.
When it comes to the public larder, all
hands aboard except if you want to actually
do something to make the entire county a tiny
bit better, like putting one of those new fangled
non-leak type roofs on the courthouse.
This is what taxpayers and voters are left
with under single-member districts, and read-
ing the tea leaves it seems clear that regardless
of the public pulse on county-
wide voting, that issue is dead The only
on arrival. ground in
During their most recent governmc
meeting commissioners were that wor
asked by a resident to put the that worC
question to another referen- today me
dum, as the City of Port St. ing tomor
Joe is with Sunday alcohol stands ta
sales, arise front
Only a federal judge could dation as
really implement county-wide
voting,' he was told in part, mercury.
underscoring the smoke-and-
mirrors reality of referendums in this county.
The resident wondered then if Roberts
Rules of Order could not be waived to allow
another vote- among commissioners on the
question of returning to county-wide voting.
Pandora's__ Box would be opened was the
warning from commissioners, and again elect-
ed officials wiggled away from the uncomfort-
able task of actually having to make hard
Sure, they opened that box, waived
Roberts Rules of Order almost a year ago to
the day to vote on moving forward on county-
wide voting.
Yes, at that same meeting two commis-
sioners pledged to resign should they ever
reverse course again as they had done
during a nearly year-long minuet following
a 2004 referendum, which, to refresh the
foggy memories of commissioners, revealed
an overwhelming mandate to revert to county-
wide voting, .. ...
Yes, onie of those same *commissioners
pushed to kill funding for the legal fight for
county-wide voting during budget hearings

Guns Ain't N,

And she waited and worried. And prayed for a V-
There were other islands and other invasions.
Mother said later there were eight in all. I don't recall
hearing any numbers from Daddy.
He was on Palawan Island in the Philippines
when Leon turned three. On my eldest's son's
third birthday I held him up over the cake so he
could blow out all the candles in one breath. I ate
ice cream with him. We laughed and rolled on the
floor. It is the way a third birthday is supposed to
be celebrated...
Daddy sailed back under the Golden Gate Bridge
December .19, 1945, and received his Honorable
Discharge in January of 1946. He came home to
a wife who had worried herself down t6 a hundred
pounds and a three and a. half year old son who
resented the sudden appearance of this "stranger"
into his life.
It took moree than a while" .for the friction

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this summer, but his resignation has not
arrived as of this date.
Yes, the other commissioner had repeat-
edly said these past few weeks that he sup-
ports single-member districts, and not only
has he not resigned, he is running for re-elec-
A commissioner can trot out the tired
line about the astronomical costs of over-
turning the federal decree mandating single-
member districts even though evidence from
surrounding counties including Franklin
and Washington indicate
common the process would likely cost

county chump change compared to
?nt is tearing down a building and
Spilling the hole. ,
s spoken And. commissioners
an noth- can co-opt a grassroots citi-
-row, that zens' effort aimed at actually
ken today "reducing" taxes by essential-
1 a foun- ly maintaining the status quo
stable a while declaring a Herculean
table as fiscal victory, ignoring that
taxpayers have seen the
same theatrical performance
before, with differing numbers.
The only common ground in county gov-
ernment is that words spoken today mean
nothing tomorrow, that stands taken today
arise from a foundation as stable as mercury.
What is painfully clear is that those coun-
ty-wide voting referendums were just part of
a series of dodges that commissioners believe
they are free to employ with impunity.
Three commissioners obviously never
intended to push the county into a federal
courtroom to toss away single-member dis-,
tricts: apparently, because they believe 'voters
too stupid to.know their best interests.
This conceit drives the inefficient govern-
ment we have, where the public trough is a
part of a patronage and back-scratcIhing sys-
tem that results in private lots being improved
at taxpayer expense while the courthouse fills
with water like the Titanic.
Is county-wide voting the panacea? Maybe
not. But the better question is, how could it be
any worse'than f what taxpayers are provided'
I, '

ear Enough!

between father and son to work' itself out. There is
,rmore-to being a veteran than t, v. documentaries,
fancy parades andred, white and blue speeches.
I came along in January, 1947; part of the infa-
mous "baby boomer" class. I had the best childhood
a person could imagine. I knew nothing of K-rations,
War Bonds, low aerial bombings, yellow jaundice,
kamikazes, island hoping, Hara Kari, snipers, impe-
rialism or the Bataan death march.
Daddy was more interested in getting the fence
row clean. And the cows fed. And the hay cut. He
didn't even say anything when me and David Mark
(who joined the-family September 14, 1948) would
take those pins and ribbons off that old green coat
in his closet and stick them on our t-shirts.
I tell you what he would do. When the American
flag passed by on the Fourth of July nobody in the
whole town stood more still than my Father. And
when the high school band struck up their rather,
weak rendition of the Star Spangled Banner he
throwed his cap up to his heart and I never saw him
stand taller, or prouder!
I was a junior -in college in 1968 when he
stopped by the campus to pay me a visit. As he was
leaving he. saw a Japanese student walking across
the common. "What's he doing here?" The anger
in his voice was immediate and vociferous. Before
I could ,answer, he added, "Does he work in the
I thought he was going to make me quit school
The war had been over for twenty years for goodness
But not for my Father! It took a while for it to
all sink in. Just because he wouldn't talk to me
about it didn't mean it had somehow "gone away".
Those flashes of foxholes and air raids and predawn
invasions and midnight attacks were as fresh as this
morning to him! As were the companions he'd left
face down in gosh awful far away places like New
Guinea and Biak and Palawan...
You have no idea how much respect, honor
and admiration I have for every- single person who
has ever donned a uniform for this nation. And I
suspect that if we could just, for one brief moment,
catch a glimpse'of the scenes that must live in their
memories...we would love, respect and admire them
even more..
Thank You,

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Tim Croft
Star News Editor

Web of News
Surfers beware the waves are significantly
higher at the websites for Star Publications,
which includes The Star in Port St. Joe and The
Times in Apalachicola and Carrabelle.
Starting last week, both websites received
the added feature of what is called Olive, which
in short strokes allows readers to view the news-
papers online as if thumbing through the news-
paper in their recliner.
The entire paper, page after page, can be
viewed in Its entirety with this new technology.
Put it this way, as the world is flattened by tech-
nology, so to the newspapers are flattened on the
This is aimed at enhancing the reach of both
newspapers beyond the confines of the Forgotten
Coast and to allow Internet users to see the entire
paper, just as it looks as it rolls off the presses
and into homes around the area.
With this Olive-izing of the newspaper come
other added bells and whistles.
Times' customers will be also able to place
classified ads online.
They place classified ads for the Star, Times,
Panama City News Herald. The feature can be
found by highlighting over the home tab and
scrolling down to "place a classified" ad.
Both websites also contain a rate card which
provides local businesses. and advertisers a rurn-
down of how inexpensive and efficient it is to
advertise with your hometown newspapers.
All of this is aimed at spreading the commu-
nity news that is vital for those who live in Gulf
and Franklin counties.
For the remainder of the year the Olive ver-
sion of both papers will be a standard feature of
our websites.
We want to gauge your interest and the num-
ber of readers who will take advantage of this
feature before considering moving forward with
further bolstering of the websites.
To date, both websites attract their share of
"The Star website averages more than 143,000
"hits" a month, a pretty hefty number for a web-
site which has only been fully up and operational
fori the past year.
The Times, which has spent much of the
year under construction, averages about 10,000
visitors a month and is steadily growing in visi-
tors and page vews. an encouraging sign that we
have turned a corner.
1 But this limited period is intended as a pre-
view. of. the many features which are and will be
available on the Internet for those wishing to stay
abreast of local news from Gulf and Franklin
We will also be offering subscriptions to
the online paper, allowing access to several past
issues, archives, the ability to search, save, print
and e-mail stories and, more.
The Rev. Ed King, who is on the board of the
Jesse Ball, DuPont Foundation, visited this area
last week to explore the issues facing folks in the
trenches and how the foundation might assist
with financing in the form of grants.
At one point in his discussions to one local
group, King made the statement, "It'is important
for the community to be engaged in how the com-
munity is going to be shaped. If there is no par-
ticipation (from the community) then somebody
else will design your future."
King also spoke about the need for commu-
nity consensus, on the importance of communi-
ties to come together to determine the path to -
their own future before they canexpect to find a
hand extended in assistance.
King. was speaking, to. a specific audience-
with a narrow focus, but his words rang true as
we and Floridians around the.state headed to the
polls on Tuesday.
There is a famous line about whining from
the sidelines and the fact is that voter turnout
indicates a growing apathy toward government at
an awfully critical time for the Forgotten Coast,.
the Sunshine State and the country.
The fact is that voters and residents in Gulf,
and Franklin counties have plenty to question
about their. government, from an antiquated
districting system to rabid government spend-
ing which lead to high taxes and a divide;
between communities based 'on geography and
skin color.
And the reality is that Gulf and Franklin
counties will never be engaged to the point of con-
sensus as long as we are divided by representa-
tion, as long as county governments are operated
by five commissioners with diverging agendas,
visions of government and its role and views'of
taxpayer dollars as trough or trust.
Our two counties are set up to be divided,
be it by political boundaries, railroad tracks or
geographic locations such as "The Hill" or North
Port St. Joe.
Until "The Hill" disappears into greater
Apalachicola, until communities in Port.St. Joe
no longer require directional labeling, for exam-
ple, consensus will be a chimera, a ghost.
We'll leave the county-wide voting subject
aside, for now, because the Star Pubs newspa-
pers have long ago staked out their ground on
the subject.
The greater point for this space this week is
King's words on engagement.
It only starts with thevoting booth. Residents,
citizens, voters, have not only the right but the
responsibility to question and prod their govern-
ment the other 364 days of the year.
To quote from a popular movie, democracy
has never been easy. You have to want it bad, you
have work for it, to nurture it, to stoke a passion
for this ideal we call democracy.
So consider Election Day as the first day of
your engagement with government.
As King said, if you choose to spurn the
opportunity, It will be hard to whine when gov-
ernment determines your future.

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A Matter of
Convenience, and the
Inconvenient Truth
"How convenient," was
Commissioner Rachel Crews'
remark at the beginning of the
North Port St. Joe/Community
Redevelopment Agency filibus-
ter Oct. 17, 2006. This was
stated on being told that the
CRA Chairperson and Executive
Director were out of town at
the Florida Redevelopment
Association's annual meeting,
planned months in advance.
Yes; how convenient.
I applaud the active interest
and passionate energy in which
the actual citizens of North Port
St. Joe appeared and partici-
pated in the debate over their
future. The nobility and char-
acter that they demonstrate will
get them past the adversity and
to get them to where they want
to go. I trust that most will not


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be swayed from their resolve by
a manipulative few.
To remain silent in the pres-
ence of gross misrepresentations
would be a worse evil than just
standing down and watching a
community potentially immobi-
lize itself from engaging in its
opportunities because of base-
less fear. It would be far more
convenient for me to stay silent.
I was present when the
boundaries including the neigh-
borhoods at issue were distrib-
uted to the CRA board, which
included Mr. Carl White and Mr.
Dannie Bolden. That was some
time prior to the public CRA/
citizens planning workshop in
I was also present when
those same boundaries were a
primary focus of a public work-
shop which was well attended
by North Port St. Joe citizens.
The NPSJ citizens at my table
were quite enthusiastic and par-
ticipated very closely in making

the comments and recommen-
dations. Keep it coming! Your
active participation will serve
you well to get to a plan that
can improve what you want to
be improved, and can preserve
what you want to be preserved,
for North Port St. Joe.
And incidentally, Ms.
Carolyn Chapman, Mr. Dannie
Bolden, Mr. Carl White were also
in attendance at this same work-
shop. I am perplexed to hear
them each say that the bound-
aries hadn't been made public
and counter to what everyone
(presumably in North Port St.
Joe) had expected.
"How convenient," that all
three had no recollection that
they had ever seen these bound-
The only person that has
used the term "eminent domain"
in regard to North Port St. Joe
and the CRA is Carolyn Holman
As an attorney, Ms.

Chapman has been, at best,
sloppy and reckless Senate
Bill 2300 was a Transportation
bill, and not focused on eminent
domain; and wars vetoed by Jeb
Bush four months earlier in
June, 2006. Her attributions
about it must likewise be sus-
On the other hand, House
Bill 1567, Section 2, 73.014
(signed into statute in May
2006) clearly states, "taking pri-
vate property for the purpose of
preventing or eliminating slum
or blight conditions is not a
valid public purpose or use for
which private property may by
taken by eminent domain and
does not satisfy the public-pur-
pose requirement....of the State
Constitution." HB 1567 makes
the same statement in regards
to public nuisance (e.g. drugs.
crime, etc.). That means that
NO ONE can exercise eminent
domain for the purposes that
most of the audience seemed to
be concerned about.
Further, HB 1567 clearly
removed any possibility of a CRA
being delegated any remaining
rights of eminent domain by any
Thus, the predominant and
inflammatory fear of eminent
domain has clearly been fabri-
cated for some other purpose.
Hotly debating the issue was

a complete waste of everyone's
time, it generated only negativ-
ity, and it was a reprehensible
misdirection of everyone else's
(including North Port St. Joe)
otherwise valid concerns. Ms.
Chapman has no credibility
remaining on the subject and
needs to now distance herself
from the discussion for every-
one's best interests.
"How convenient," that
there was no one else present
(apart from the City Attorney)
to correct Ms. Chapman's asser-
tions and to reinforce the City
Attorney's positions.
We need to build up our
mutual, best character, as is
being demonstrated by the
actual citizens of North Port St.
Joe we shouldn't be tearing it
Our character will be our
Character is never conve-
And the truth can be most
Where are the genuine lead-
ers that can gather the hon-
est and earnest voices, help to
refine the truth of the issues and
an affirming vision for North
Port St. Joe, and lead us from
the temptations of fear, distrust
and anger?

A prayer to God and Jesus:

Clasifie Dealin




50 years later, can today's politician learn anything from JFK's classic book?

Commentary by CHRIS COPPOLA
Freedom News Service
This year marks the 50th
anniversary of the publication
of the late President John F.
Kennedy's classic book, "Profiles
in Courage."
For years, this Pulitzer Prize
winning text was popular, even
required reading in high school
and college courses. In more
recent times, the book seems to
have been shoved to the back
shelves of our collective cultural
memory, making way instead for
today's trend of quick-turn tomes
from celebrity commentators, for-
mer policy wonks or politicians
more interested in telling us about
themselves and what they think.
"Profiles in Courage" was
written while Kennedy was a U.S.
senator recuperating from back
surgery with the close help of a
research assistant (we'll dispense
here with any needless forays into
the tired controversy about wheth-
er Kennedy had any connection at
all, a theory long ago dismissed
by most informed scholars). The
book comes across as rather
quaimt b 'today 5". starndards. It is
by any measure a history book; it
avoids attacking political foes; it is.
not a partisan dissection of issues
nor an insider's look at a scandal.
While it is framed with Kennedy's
own assessment of the modern
politician, it's not even close to
the kind of thing that would score
you an exclusive interview on
"60 Minutes" the night before its
JFK recounts stories involv-
ing eight men who were members
of the U.S. Senate at various points
in the nation's history. Some are
well-known names, such as John
Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster
and Sam Houston. Others aren't
quite as familiar, except, perhaps,
in their native states.
In each case, Kennedy leads
us through a compelling narra-
tive that explains how these men
displayed unbridled courage in
the face of harsh criticism from
members of their own party, their
constituents or state legislatures
back home for taking an unpopu-
lar;- but principled stand on an
issue. The stories all bring to life
the wrenching human drama that
was unfolding in the Senate as
searing debates were raging over
issues such as slavery, presiden-
tial impeachment and separation
of powers. In some cases, the sto-
ries show how the men sacrificed

their political futures to adhere
to beliefs that flew in the face
of popular opinion back home.
Kennedy, for example, suggests
that both Webster and Houston
had presidential aspirations that
were forever erased after taking
unpopular, but principled stands.
Webster, long an anti-slav-
ery voice who, like JFK, hailed
from Massachusetts, agreed to a
famous compromise on the issue
with Southern senators in the
hope of preserving the union from
civil war. He paid dearly for his
decision. Kennedy directs us away
from judging Webster over his
compromised stand on slavery,
and instead asks us to consider
what it took for him to adhere to a
principle he believed more urgent:
The very preservation of the Union
itself. With that, ,his presidential
hopes were dashed.
Throughout the book,
Kennedy avoids judgment on
whether any of the senators' posi-
tion on an issue was right or
Courage and politics
It may seem naive to sug-
gest "Profiles in Courage" should
be required reading for today's
politicians. But it's no stretch
to insist these historic accounts
might prove mildly inspiring for
some, even life-changing for a few.
In fact, "we the people" who are
charged with electing our repre-
sentatives risk being stirred by its
pages as well.
Perhaps most surprising in a,
reading of this book today is the
opening chapter, titled "Courage
and Politics." Here, Kennedy offers
a damning reminder, which still
resonates a. half-century. later,
as to why so many politicians
are viewed with contempt by
Americans. He willingly concedes
that modern politicians often find
themselves subservient to lobby-
ists, fellow senators, party orga-
nizers back home and their own
inflated egos.
He cites three things that work
against courageous acts: The need
for a representative to be liked by
colleagues if they expect to have
any voice; the ever-present desire
to get re-elected; and the con-
stant pressures from organized
groups who could hold sway in the
next election. (Notably absent is
any detailed discourse on the role
money from powerful lobbying
groups plays in a campaign, but
it is not difficult to see where this
fits into his analysis.) "Realizing

that the path of the conscientious
insurgent must frequently be a
lonely one, we are anxious to get
along with our fellow legislators,
our fellow members of the club, to
abide by the clubhouse rules and
patterns, not, to pursue a unique
and independent course which
would embarrass or irritate the
other members," Kennedy admits.
Just as quickly as Kennedy
acknowledges these "problems"
he moves into a defense of most
elected officials who find them-
selves surrounded by these forc-
es. Winning favor from colleagues
through compromise on one issue
can't be all bad if it allows a sena-
tor to better position himself to
force others to compromise on
another. He notes that the path of
the "conscientious insurgent" can
be a lonely one as it is prone to
irritate or even embarrass fellow
members. Apparently, Mr. Smith
plays better in Hollywood than
"Perhaps if the American
people more fully comprehended
the terrible pressures which dis-
courage acts of political courage,
which drive a senator to abandon
or subdue his conscience, then
they might be less critical of those
who take the easier road and
more appreciative of those still
able to follow the path of courage,"
Kennedy says.
Playing it safe to better assure
re-election is a powerful motiva-
tion for many politicians bitten
by "Potomac Fever" and the trap-
pings that come with such power
and prestige, Kennedy acknowl-
edges. Again, he offers a defense:'
"It should not automatically be
assumed that this is a wholly self-
ish motive," he writes, "for sena-
tors who go down to defeat in a
vain defense of a single principle
will not be on hand to Jlght for
that or any other principle in the
Lessons for today
Kennedy's apparent back-
.and-forth view of the beleaguered
politician is both frustrating and
enlightening defending the
exclusive club of which he was a
member even as he seems to call it
out. But it is the weight of the his-
toric narratives, in the end, that
are meant to say more about cour-
agethan the author's own explana-
tion of a politician's plight.
It is in reading these accounts
that we may be led to wonder who
among candidates or politicians in
our midst today either have acted,


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or are prepared to act, coura-
geously adhering to a principle
even if it means sacrificing their
political future. Political preserva-
tion is far more typical.
Kennedy writes that the his-
toric accounts he chose qualified
as a profile in courage because
in each case, the senator was
taking a stand that flew in the
face of popular opinion among
constituents essentially sticking
their neck in a political noose. Is
that to say courageous acts aren't
being carried out in accord with
the views of voters back home?
Kennedy answers "no" to such an
assumption, noting that a member
of Congress who enjoys support
from voters back home on an
issue still 'may have to muster the
guts to take stands against lead-
ers of his or her own party, pow-
erful lobbying interests or even.
the president. Such opportuni-
ties, Kennedy reminds us, are not
so rare in the halls of Congress
or other representative bodies.
Whether our elected officials are
acting on them is another matter.
"It is when the politician loves
neither the public good nor him-
self, or when his love for himself
is limited aAd is satisfied by the
trappings of office, that the public
interest is badly served," he sug-
gests. "And it is when his' regard
for himself is so high that his own
self-respect demands he follow the
path of courage and conscience
that all benefit."
It is clear that today, on the
eve of another general election,
there are more than a few lessons
that a seasoned politician, first-
time candidate or voter can take
away from "Profiles in Courage."
Kennedy stresses the lessons of
courage outlined in his narratives
are but a few examples that an
opportunity for courageous acts
can confront any officeholder at
any time, in any place. It really
doesn't matter whether the debate
is slavery or illegal immigration,
a chil war on U.S. soil or one on
Iraqi soil, separation of powers in
1866 or 2006.
'We are the boss'
Kennedy doesn't stop there.
He issues a challenge for all of
us, suggesting that "problems of
conscience and courage" are not
merely the office holder's respon-
sibility. His words may do little to
inspire the most cynical Americans
convinced-political'voice is avail-
able to only the wealthy and pow-
erful. few. Others, hopefully, will
have the courage to consider them
a truth worth holding on to for
many generations to come:
"They concern as well every
voter in our land and they
concern those who do not vote,
those who take no interest in
government, those who have only
disdain for the politician and his
profession. They concern everyone
who has ever complained about
corruption in high places and
everyone who has ever insisted
that his representative abide by
his wishes," Kennedy offers in his
concluding thoughts.
"For, in a democracy, every
citizen, regardless of his interest
in politics, 'holds office'; every one
of us is in a position of responsi-
bility; and, in the final analysis,
the kind of government we get
depends upon how we fulfill those
responsibilities. We the people
are the boss and we will get the
kind of political leadership, be it
good or bad, that we demand and
Chris Coppola is deputy
editor/news for the East Valley
Tribune in Mesa, Ariz. Contact
him at ccoppola@aztrib.com or
(480) 898-6532.

Port St. Joe City Commissioners

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

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

Frank Pate

.- Commissioner
John Reeves can -be'
contacted by phone,''
"- .at.229.-6374..

John Reeves "'
Group I

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

Rachel Crews
Group II

James "Benny". -
Roberts can be con-
tacted by phone at

Benny Roberts
Group III

2David Horton can
~ be contacted by
phone at 229-8978.

'- Commissioners can also
be reached by mall c/o
f. City Hall, 305 Cecil G.
David Horton Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Group IV Joe, 32456.

Please help us to limit any
mean spirited, destructive inter-
actions and to settle into an
affirming, constructive posture
to plan for our future together.
What can we do, both as indi-
viduals and as a community,
to affirm a successful, unified
vision for our future?
Let us assume nothing;
trust, but demand verification;
evaluate everything in their true
lights and not limit ourselves
to our perceived ones.
Let us not any of us take
these things personally; let's
determine, explore and under-
stand the facts first and not
limit ourselves to the improb-
able fears.
Let us speak carefully;
know what we are saying, and
saying what we mean and not
something else. We owe that
much to ourselves and others.
Let us all do our most
affirming best at each step of
the way; our strength of charac-
ter needs to be built up together
- and not in fearful opposition
to one another.
An interested citizen of the
larger community of Port St. Joe
and Gulf County,
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Of all his Franklin County
Press friends, Martina was
closest to the late Bobby
Howell, who held court from
the first chair in the press's
makeshift seating area.
The friends were an
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Apalachicola mayor and
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They sparred frequently,
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"When you witnessed
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"I loved Bobby and
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a big bull-shooter," said
"When I heard the news
that Squeaky had died, I
thought, when Squeaky went
through the Golden Gates,
St. Peter got a different view
of some of the stuff Bobby
told him."
An Apalachicola
Though many in

Apalachicola regarded him
as one of the city's great
treasures, Martina was
never one to make a fuss of
Last year, when
Blountstown filmmaker
Elam Stoltzfus approached
Martina to be a part of his
documentary, Apalachicola
River: An American
Treasure, he was initially
reluctant to appear on cam-
After some coaxing,
Martina invited Stoltzfus
aboard his fiberglass boat
for an early-morning trip
along Scipio Creek and the
mouth of the Apalachicola
River to retrieve crab traps.
Stoltzfus sought a
comprehensive look at the
Apalachicola River and its
tributaries, and was particu-
larly interested in the sto-
ries of seasoned commercial
The morning with
Martina left him inspired.
"You could tell, when he
was on the water and in the
boat, he knew what he was
doing. He pulled the crab
traps with rhythm and tim-
ing, with great delight, yet
stated about the condition
of the river, 'Just not like it
used to be,'" said Stoltzfus.
Martina's appearance in
the film is brief. Many of
his most telling comments
appear only in the transcript
of Stoltzfus' audio interview.
Taken as a whole,
the transcript ,offers a
rich portrait of a singular
'All of Martina's trade-
marks are own display his
sharp humor, independence
and straight-shooting man-
"You know, most of this
town thinks I'm crazy any-
way," said Martina. "They
know I don't give a s-t. I tell

them what I think and I do
what I want to do. I always
have and always will."
He talks extensively
about the seafood indus-
try's decline in the wake of
increased government regu-
lations, defying authority all
the while.
"The deal is, they want
the commercial fisherman
out of the business. I know
what it is. They want it all
for tourist and sport fishing.
That's exactly what it is; get
rid of the commercial fish-
ing. Now, you can tell the
president I said that."
Though remaining a fish-
erman brought him count-
less headaches, Martina had
no regrets for remaining in
the industry for decades.
"Nobody can tell me
what to do, how long I can
stay or when I've got to come
back, or nothing. I am my
own boss. I don't have any-
body standing on me telling
me, 'You've got to do this
and you've got to do that,'"
said Martina.
"That's the reason why
most 90 percent of us are
out here. I can guarantee
you. I should have stayed on
the job, retired, but damn
somebody telling me what to
do most every minute."
"Old Apalachicola"
Janite Martina described
her husband of 39 years as
"a man who didn't change
his habits."
He rose early in the
morning, ate-the same break-
fast coffee and cookies or
peanut butter on bread.
He went out crabbing
and came home, backing his
truck up to his house.
He visited his friends at
the Franklin County Press
and the 10-foot Hole gaze-
Martina preferred sim-
ple things. He never owned


Photo by Richard Bickel
Martina is pictured with his "alligator protector" in this photo from Richard Bickel's new book, An
American Treasure.

a new car, never had a
checking account and never
splurged on things he didn't
"He was not a frivolous
man," said Janice Martina.
Jason Martina called his
father an "inspiration" who
instilled in him the values of
human decency.
"My dad taught me the
qualities of honesty, to be
true to your word, help peo-
ple when you can," he said.
Martina encouraged
Jason to do better for him-
self and never wavered in
his love for him or Dustin.
"That's the thing I loved
about my dad that consis-
tency," Jason said.

The man who did the
same things every day grew
uneasy when he traveled
beyond the Apalachicola city
When .his sons gradu-
ated from Florida State
University, Martina made
the journey to Tallahassee,
but did not linger long.
"He didn't want to go
past the foot of the bridge,"
said Janice Martina. "He'd
say, 'They can close the
bridge if they want to and
put a gate up .at Highway
Such was his love for
his hometown, and the city
loved him in return. As soon
as Martina died, his legion

of friends began writing his
They spoke of his strong
belief in right and wrong, his
humor, his kindness.
They called him a fish-
erman who stayed true to
what he loved.
Those who were born in
Apalachicola identified his
life with the city's past, with
the fishing village that pro-
duced some of our finest
men and women.
"He was truly old
Apalachicola," said Buzzett.
'As we bury each other,
we're burying a part of
Apalachicola because it will
never be the same."

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Through a few very
casual comments tossed
among the Port St. Joe
city commission business
dealings, Mayor Frank Pate
made it official: he will end
his nearly 40 year run as
mayor of Port St. Joe in
May of 2007.
Confirming the decision
after the city commission
meeting, Pate said it was
a decision he had "made a
long time ago."
"I was mayor for 30
years, then I got beat. There
were several reasons for
that, but anyway, everybody
begged me to run again,
so I did and I've been here
eight more years," Pate said
in describing his career as
the city's chief administra-
He said when he fin-
ishes his current term he
will have served 38 years
and eight months.
During Monday night's
regularly scheduled meet-
ing, commissioners voted
4-1 (Commissioner John
Reeves dissenting) to read,
for the second time, the
proposed resolution allow-
ing Sunday sale of alcohol
inside the city limits, and to
send the resolution out for
the required public adver-
According to city
attorney Russell Scholz,


about possible referendum
dates concerning the alco-
hol resolution, the earliest
a special election could be
held would be the second
Tuesday in January, at a
cost of between $7,000 and
Pate retorted, "If we're
going to let the city vote,
let's vote in May and don't
hold a special election."
Roberts responded
to Pate's comment with
an "amen," saying he has
already said all that.
"I'd like to see a referen-
dum because if it's decided
one way or the other, it will
lay down and die; other-
wise, we'll fight this battle
every meeting," Roberts
Commissioners decid-
ed 4-1 to set a voting date
for the alcohol referendum
on the second Tuesday of
May, 2007, during the next
regularly-scheduled city
An audience member
then remarked that, if the
referendum was not held
until May, the results could
be overturned regardless of
outcome with the election
of a new mayor and several
new city commissioners at
that time.
There was no particu-
lar response from the com-
Also, the word "binding"

was impossible "to make a
resolution 'binding'," as it
was stated in last month's
Scholz also read, for
the final time, the ordi-
nance amending the recent-
ly passed "golf cart" ordi-
nance, which commission-
ers passed unanimously.
Commissioners also
amended the golf cart ordi-
nance to expand definitions
of golf cart dealers and pro-
vided for a golf cart dealer
Port St. Joe city manag-
er Lee Vincent, in response
to a question about solv-
ing the problem of golf
carts crossing Highway 71,
replied that he had gone
to the Community Traffic
Safety Team and had
secured their help in tell-
ing the Florida Department
of Transportation that the
group had safety concerns
about the intersection of
Highway 71 and Garrison
This would, Vincent
said, allow the group to
request a traffic light at the
,intersection, which would
also allow golf carts to cross
Highway 71 at this point.
Golf carts cannot, by
state law, cross any state
highway under normal cir-
In other business:
After deciding to table

the chain of command
through my office," not to
After a few minutes of
pointed verbal exchange,
Pate polled each com-
missioner and Roberts's
motion to change back to
a weekly payroll at the end
of the quarter passed 3
to 2, with Pate and Reeves
The vote now requires
the commission to change
the existing ordinance
Amy Rogers asked
for a 60-day extension
before the city demolished
several condemned build-

She reported that, even
though the buildings had
been condemned, three
elderly women still lived
in them and had no place
to go and no money with
which to rebuild.
When told by all com-
missioners that the demoli-
tion would not be stopped,
she asked that city officials
work with the Downtown
Redevelopment Agency and
any other possible orga-
nizations to relocate the
Scholz replied "We'll
just have to take a look at

services for the city build-
ing department, Vincent
asked the commissioners
"in the future, let me nego-
tiate with the county."
Both Reeves and
Roberts sparred briefly with
Vincent over his request.
Vincent reported a
holdup in the city's trans-
mittal of the Port St. Joe
Port Master Plan to the
Department of Community
Affairs (DCA), which the
city had forwarded to DCA
last month.
According to Vincent,
the city's comprehensive
plan is still under review
by DCA and the city can-
not submit its Port Master
Plan until the comp plan is
*Vincent also asked the
commissioners to adopt the
Gulf County Strategic Plan
2006-2011, which they did
Roberts made a
motion to return to the
weekly, pay plan for city
employees, instead of con-
tinuing with the bi-weekly
pay plan the city adopted
last year, at the recommen-
dation of Vincent.
Roberts said numerous
city employees had com-
plained to him about it,
and the bi-weekly pay plan
was working a hardship on
many employees.
Vincent responded


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who reported contacting was removed from the alco- a vote on whether to use heatedly, telling Roberts ings on Martin Luther King
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S fr Stafft Writer of Elections Linda Griffin request, because he said it from Bay County to provide a problem should be "using Joe.

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in spending tax dollars
"The bottom line for my
part is what do constitu-
ents want?" Traylor said.
"Being honest and upfront
with people, not being more
than who you are, that's
"Being this many years
in office, I don't get tired
of it. I'm excited the people
have given me this oppor-
The turnout was a solid
54 percent, or 4,923 out of
9,992 registered voters in
the county. More than 1,200
voters took advantage of
early voting and there were
814 absentee ballots.
Given that the 40.5
percent turnout in the
September primary was
the sixth-highest among

the state's 67 counties,
Supervisor of Elections
Linda Griffin was pleased.
Particularly after expe-
riencing technical difficul-
ties in the primary which
resulted in votes not being
totaled until 11 p.m. ET
- the tally on Tuesday was
available two hours earlier.
"I am so happy with
our voters," Griffin said.
"Everything went really
In the other race of local
import, Republican Jimmy
Patronis was well ahead in
Gulf County for the Florida
House District 6 seat, tak-
ing 63 percent of the vote
compared to Democrat
Janice Lucas's 36 percent
in the effort to succeed out-
going House Speaker Allan





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AD #2006-117 Publish November 2 and November 9, 2006

Charlie Crist, the
Republican, was out in
front of Democrat Jim
Davis for governor, tak-
ing 56 percent of the Gulf
County vote compared to
Davis's 41 percent, while
Sen. Bill Nelson, Democrat,
walloped Republican chal-
lenger Katherine Harris 60
percent to 40 percent.

In other state races, Skip
Campbell, the Democrat,
trailed Republican Bill
McCollum in the race for
Attorney General by a
wide margin (58-42 per-
cent); Republican Tom Lee
slipped past Alex Sink,
the Democrat, in the race
for Chief Financial Officer,
51-49 percent; and incum-

bent Charles Bronson
took the county easily over
Democratic challenger Eric
Each of the District
Court of Appeals and
Supreme Court justices
earned a return to their
seats in Gulf County save
Supreme Court Justice
Fred Lewis, who fell 10


Medal, Air Medal and the Army
Commendation Medal.
James is married to the
former Miss Glenda Burkett,
also of Port St. Joe, and a
graduate of the Class of 1964.
They have two children: a
daughter, Mitzi, and her chil-
dren Ashton, Abby, Drew, and
Chloe (husband Nick Larson).
Their son is Clay and he and
his wife Laney Kennedy have
two daughters Jamie and
Erin. His parents are Mrs.
Catherine Kennedy and the
late Talmadge Kennedy. Mrs.
Kennedy's parents are Mrs.
Faye Burkett and the late G. L.
Burkett all of Port St. Joe.
James and Glenda live in
Port St. Joe where he current-
ly serves as the Gulf County
Veterans Service Officer.
Immediately following the
ceremony, all veterans and
their guests are invited to the
Student Activities Room for
refreshments. Please join the
students, faculties, and staffs
of Port St. Joe Middle and
High Schools for this very spe-
cial occasion.

Gulf County Courthouse
Saturday, Nov. 11 1 p.m.
The VFW and its Auxiliary
will be conducting the annual
Veterans' Day ceremony at the
Gulf County Court House. The
public is urged to attend this
moving event honoring those
who served our country.
Look for the VFW and
its Auxiliary around town on
Veterans' Day selling poppies.
The sale of Buddy Poppies

is rich in history and is a
way that all the community
can help support our veterans.
We urge you to support this
worthwhile cause.

Oak Grove Assembly
of God
Saturday, Nov. 11
at 3 p.m. ET
Oak Grove Assembly of
God will host '.'HEROES-Red,
White, Blue and Brave, a com-
munity-wide 2006 Veteran's
Day Recognition Service.
The church is located at 613
Madison Street, Port St Joe,
No matter if you are 8 or
80, you will not want to miss
this event. There is some-
thing for everyone to take
home. Come join Oak Grove
Assembly as it recognizes com-
munity veterans.
Uncle Sam will attend
along with the Tyndall Air
Force Base Honor Guard to
.post colors and perform a spe-
cial POW/MIA salute. Special
presentation by Mayor Frank
Pate. Chief Master Sergeant,
United States Air Force
(Retired), Ed McAteer will be
the keynote speaker, this year

with a powerful message on,
"Why we must win this war
on terrorism."
Closing the program will
be a special southern gospel
and patriotic music tribute by
the highly acclaimed singing
group, "The Gann Brothers."
Highland View

Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post #10069
Saturday, Nov. 11
at 2 p.m.
The VFW will host an open
house at Post #10069. All area
Veterans and their families are
invited to a celebration honor-
ing your service to our Country.
This is an opportunity for Vets
to meet other Vets, to make
new friends, and to enjoy the
camaraderie that Post #10069
has to offer. VFW Post #10069
is located on Trout Avenue in
Highland View.


Wewahitchka High School
football field
Friday, Nov. 10, 2006
at 9 a.m. (CT)
Wewahitchka Elementary

votes shy of approval in the
And by majorities
ranging from 56 percent
(Amendment 1) to 79 per-
cent (Amendment 6) Gulf
County voters resoundingly
approved of each constitu-
tional amendment on the

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School third graders will host
their annual Veteran's Day
All veterans and guests
are invited to be a part of the
Highlights include: Red,
White, and Blue Chorus from
3rd Grade, the WHS band, a
bagpiper, special musical
numbers, gifts for veterans,
DAR announcements, VFW
announcement and a recep-
tion for veterans and performs
immediately following the
program at the Wewahitchka
Elementary School Pavilion.

Wewahitchka Community
Saturday, Nov. 11
at 6 p.m. (CT)
The Ladies Auxiliary to
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
8285 will host the 101' annual
free dinner to veterans and
their families.
Come and enjoy great
food, entertainment, and door
If you need more infor-
mation, please call President
Flora Blackman at 639-5840
or Secretary Ann Mann at 639-


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Local Women Highlight County's Young Female Athletes

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
A group of local women is
making headway in its efforts
to support young female ath-
letes in Gulf County.
Women Athletes
Supporting Women Athletes
(WAsWA) is working "to bring
attention to the many ways
the community can foster
stronger, more vital athletic
programs for all school age
girls in Gulf County," accord-
ing to their initial mission
The core group of eight to
10 women are either former
athletes themselves, or moth-
ers of girls currently playing
school sports or who will soon
be playing sports.
The group is initially work-
ing with girls in Port St. Joe
schools, but plans to expand
to Wewahitchka schools as
soon as logistically possible,
since their aim is to work with
girls' sports countywide.
They are asking par-
ents throughout the county
to join them at the regular
Wednesday night meetings in
Port St. Joe.
"Sports is a springboard
for the rest of your life," said
group founder Zebe Schmitt
of St. Joe Beach. "It teaches
cooperation, teamwork and
self esteem, in addition to
often being a door to opportu-
nities in the future.
"Boys have always used
sports to achieve things from
high school on into adult life,"
Schmitt continued. "Girls,
especially girls here in Gulf
County, should have the same
kinds of opportunities."
With just three meetings
behind them, the women have
already met with Gulf County
commissioner Bill Williams
and Gulf County school super-
intendent Tim Wilder.
Williams, with a daughter
who plays school sports, was
very enthusiastic during his
meeting with the group.
He discussed the possibil-

ity of funds available for youth
sports in the county, and
advised them on the proce-
dure needed to apply for such
funding through the county
Wilder met with the group
and answered questions about
the role of girls' sports in Gulf
County schools, noting that
through the federally mandat-
ed legislation commonly called
Title IX, all public schools
have to offer a girls' sport for
each boys' sport offered.
In Gulf County schools
girls' volleyball is offered as an
equivalent to boys' football.
When questioned about
attendance at girls' games,
Wilder said he did hot know
why girls' sports drew fewer
spectators than boys' games
in Gulf County.
"It not just here, it's
nationwide," he said, "but
we're [Gulf County schools]
committed to the girls."
He applauded WAsWA's
efforts, saying, "Girls' sports
need a little boost. They just
don't bring in the money that
boys do. You start winning,
you'll see more people in the
stands," using the county's
girls' softball teams as an
The county's girls' soft-
ball games have drawn huge
-crowds for several years. In
July, the Port St. Joe Dixie
Youth softball 10-and-under
girls' team took second place
at the state championship;
the Port St. Joe Dixie Youth
softball 15-and-under girls'
team won the state champion-
ship and went on to win the
World Series title; and the
girls' 14-and-under team took
the USFA World Series cham-
pionship in Panama City, with
the team fielding several Gulf
County girls.
The women in WAsWA
reported that challenges fac-
ing girls' sports in Gulf County
Insufficient numbers of
uniforms to field all girls who
sign up for some sports;

Lack of funds, particu-
larly in soccer, to pay for
girls' sports referees, who are
paid from gate, or admission,

like \ eight training. becaLuse of
lack of privacy:
Lack of general support
for female athletes in the school
*s\ stem anid by the coninunity
as a whole. as contrasted with
support for bovs' sports. foot-
ball mu particular.
Lack of published amene
statistics for girls' sports.
strnurani from either a lack of
slatisicianiis at girls' games PMr
the lack of regular subnussion
to the newspaper by coaching
It %\as acknowledged by
the group and coaches. alike
that getting game stats to the
newspaper for publi(ationw 'as
extremely unportant in helping
local female athletes attract
the attention of collegLi retcrut-
ers and gain collegiate athletic
sc holarships.

Inconsistency in girls'
sports coaching personnel;
Reluctance of ,many
girls to participate in certain
sports training opportunities,

held every Wednesday night at
6:30 p.m. E.T. at Billy Bowlegs
Grill and Grog on First Street
in Port St. Joe.

For more information, con-
tact Zebe Schmitt at 850/647-
3286 or jzschmitt@gtcom.

\\As\ia members agreed
to begin hosting breakfasts
and dinners for the girls'
teA..m-s during the seasons.
as doh: booster clubs for boys'
sports, in addition to prepar-
ing snacks for the girls during
travel to "away" aamnes.
To iniprove the girls'
understanding of nutrition
and to ensure proper meals
before sames, trainer arid local
business woman Dana Black.
co-oTiTer of LipTempo Sports
u, Port St Joe, is acting as
the soccer tean's nutritionalilst
and condlUoiung trainer.
The group is again extend-
mig an imitation to all nterest-
ed parents,. especially women
and former women athletes
in Gulf County. to attend its
"weekly meetings.
Meetings are currently

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Blountstown Ends

Wewahitchka's Season with Loss

By Brad Milner
Florida Freedom
Nothing, not
Wewahitchka nor the chilly
conditions, could cool off
Blountstown Friday.
The Tigers waltzed to a
34-7 victory over the visit-
ing Gators at Bowles Field,
improving to 10-0 for the
third straight season. It was'
Blountstown's 33rd straight
regular-season win, the
streak beginning in 2003,
and its ,fourth consecutive
victory, over Wewahitchka,,
which wrapped up its- sea-
son 4-6.
T h 1 ird ran k e d
Bl:ountsto\vn tuned up for
another appearance in the
Region 1-2B playoffs with

relative ease, replacing many
starters late in the second
quarter as Blountstown nar-
rowly missed shutting out
Wewahitchka for the third
straight year.
First-year Blountstown
coach Greg Jordan was
pleased to be on the winning
side of the rivalry again. He
endured a 28-0 beating by
Blountstown in his first and
only season as Wewahitchka's
head coach last season.
"It's always good to win,
and winning is all a lot of
these kids know." Jordan
said. "A lot of learn work
hard, but we pride ourselves
on working the hardest and
continuing to win.'.
New Wewahitchka men-
tor Todd Lanter knew what

to expect from the physi-
cal and talented Tigers. He
understood that Blountstown
would be charged up in front
of the home crowd, especial-
ly with the winning streak on
the line. He said the Tigers
provide a blueprint for suc-
"What they have here
is a football program, and
that's something we don't
have yet," Lanter said. "Our
seniors have had to play for
four different coaches and
have had to learn four differ-
ent system s. I' '. ," ,
"That's hard for anyone.
Hopefully in three years time
we'll have what they, have,
we'll be where they are."` :
The loss ended a
Wewahitchka season of

Photo courtesy of Micah Peak





some tritunphs and bitter aggressive Tigers' defense, 3 of 9 for 51 yards, all of h
defeats, including :two to with many handoffs ending completions going to Gar:
rivals Blountstowni and Port in lost yardage and Harvey Reed. and opened the sco
St. Joe in blowout fashion, and Sean Bierman under ing with a 1-yard plunge.
However. Later chose to constant pressure. For Wewahitchka, Rya
look at the positives. which Jordan, who praised Ranie had a team-high 8
included putting potential Wewahitchka's toughness rushing yards, with loi
future starting quarterback in the face of defeat, said gains of 23, 15 and 13
Chase Harvey in on sever- Blountstown's defense was a offset seven carries for neg
al series to gain experience catalyst for the offense. The tiye yardage. Clarence Gra
against top competition, key was to rattle Bierman, added a 14-yard end-aroun
"He's going to be good," who Jordan knew could for a TD to put Wewahitchl
Lanter said of Harvey, who be successful if given time. on the scoreboard, with L
was I for 6 passing for Instead of exhibiting the form seconds left.
20 yards. "I have a lot of of a 1,000-yard passer a year
confidence in him and our ago, Bierman was 1 of 6 for 7 Wewahitchka 0 0 0 7
yotuger guys. The future is yards and two interceptions. Blountstown 16 18 0
bright." While the defense held First quarter un (King
Lanter watched as the Wewahitchka ui check, the kick), 7-0 BHS
Tigers forged a 34-0 halftime 'Tigers" offense scored 34 or BHS Safety, Bierman sacke
lead on the strength of four more points 'for the fourth in end zone. 9-0
rushing touchdowns, includ- straight game. BHS Baker 1 run (King
ing Ryan Baker runs of 1 and Baker paced Blountstown Second quarter
:34 yards. Wewahitchka was with 115 yards and two TDs BHS .- Copeland 20 run (Col.
held to 48 yards total offense oi 1i0 carries. T.C. Copeland Cox run), 24-0
in the..half. and the Gators added 47 yards rushing. BHS --Baker4a4.Aui4KEing
.turned the ball over three including a 20-yard TD in the kick). 31-0
,times leading to 11 points. second quarter. Quarterback Fourth quarterng
Wewahitchka found lit- Cory Cox spent most of the WHS Gray 14 run (Lewis
tle room to work against an night handing off, but he was kick), 34-7

PSJ Youth Soccer League Food & Toy Drive

Photo courtesy of Micah Peak

Long Avenue Baptist Church Upward Basketball
Parents iiay drop off their fomri and registration fee at the Long Avenue Baptist Church office
anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.. Monday through Friday.
For drop-offs. the church is located at 1601 Long Avenue in Port St. Joe, FL 32457.
The early registration cost per child for basketball is S50. The early registration cost per child
for cheerleading is S55.
After November 3. add S10. Deadline for registration is November 13.


Wewahitchka High School

Ryan Ranie

Ranie, a senior fullback/linebacker,
earned 'kudos on both sides of the ball against
SBlountstown. On defense, Ranie had nine tack-
les and a sack and offensively had 113 yards
S.. rushing.

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Saturday. November 11. 2006. in honor of the Curry family for creating and organizing our soc-
cer.league. All items will be donated to our local Christmas for Kids and Elders. Bins will be set
'Tip at the soccer fields from 8:30 a.m. Noon on November 11th. If you are not attending a soc-
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arrangements for pick up.



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2006 Varsity Football Schedule
Game Date Team Place
1. 9/01 South Walton (H).
2. 9/08 Cottondale (H)
3. 9/15 Jay (H)
4. 9/22 Port St. Joe (A) .
5. 9/29 Northview (H)
6. 10/06 West Gasden (H)
7. 10/13 Sneads (H)
8. 10/20 Freeport (A)
!9. 7 10/27 Liberty Courity (A)
10. -11/3 Blountstown (A)

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County Dominates

All-District Team

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Gulf County placed 11
players on the Florida Athletic
Coaches Association All-
District team for District 3
which was released last week.
Port St. Joe placed seven
players on the first team, tying
District 1-1A rival and cham-
pion Liberty County for the

highest representation on the
team, which is selected by
coaches in the district.
The Sharks also had the
district's Player of the Year in
Warren Floyd, the offensive
Floyd had 123 total tack-
les this season, an average of
13.6 tackles per game. He had
eight sacks, blocked a punt,

batted down four passes and
had two interceptions, return-
ing one for a touchdown.
He has been the defensive
most valuable player for the
Sharks the past two seasons
and his second-straight selec-
tion to the all-District first
He will compete with other
district MVPs for the honor of

Class 1A Player of the Year.
Joining Floyd on the first
team defense were defensive
end Byron Peters and corner-
back Mike Quinn of Port St.
Linebacker J.J. Roberts
and cornerback Clarence Gray
represented Wewahitchka on
the first team defense.
On offense, Shark fullback

Ashley Davis, guard Shane
Duty, tackle Patrick Bailey,
kicker Austin Peltier and
wide receiver Jordan McNair,
picked as a utility player, were
all first-team selections.
They were joined by wide
receiver Dee Baker and guard
Roy Suber from Wewahitchka.
Four more county athletes
were named to the district All-

Senior team.
Wewahitchka fullback
Ryan Ranie, guard Kyle Luckle
and cornerback Joey Shipman
were joined by Port St. Joe
center Terry Thompson on the
All-Senior squad.
Chaz Byrd of Port St. Joe
and Blaine Pitts, Tyler Bush
and Paul Myers of Wewahitchka
were all honorable mention

Ray Suber Patrick Bailey Austin Peltier

Warren Floyd

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District 3 Players of the Year and will
compete against other district winners to
become Class 1A player of the year.

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2006 J.V. Football Schedule 4. 9/8 Chipley
Date Team Place Time 5. 9/15 *Freeport
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8/24 Blountstown (H) 7:00 7. 9/29 *Sneads


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9. 10/20

2006 Varsity Football Schedule
Game Date Team Place Time
1. 8/18 Vernon (A) 8:00


2. 8/25 Blountstown (H) 7:30
3. 9/1 Marianna (H) 7:30

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High: 83 (1986)
Low: 31 (1976)


Mostly sunny and
High: 770; Low: 570


Continued mostly
sunny and pleasant
High: 770; Low: 600


Increasing clouds with
storms late
High: 760; Low: 610


Mostly sunny and mild

High: 760; Low: 600


Partly cloudy and
High: 750; Low: 580



Chance of showers
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High: 740; Low: 620

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Friday 11/3 69/46/0.00
Thursday 11/2 75/56/0.00
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Tuesday 10/31 76/51/0.00

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Friday 11/10 .... .7:02 a.m.. .5:48 p.m.
Saturday 11/11 .. .7:03 a.m.. .5:48 p.m.
Sunday 11/12 ... .7:03 a.m.. .5:47 p.m.
Monday 11/13 .... 7:04 a.m.. .5:46 p.m.
Tuesday 11/14.. 7:05 a.m.. .5:46 p.m.
Wednesday 11/15 7:06 a.m.. .5:45 p.m.

Moonrise Moonset
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Friday 11/10 .....10:37 p.m. 12:16 p.m.
Saturday 11/11 .. .11:37 p.m. 12:57 p.m.
Sunday 11/12 ... .- ... 1:30 p.m.
Moloda., 11 13 ...12:34 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday 11/14... .1:29 a.m.. .2:27 p.m.
Wedn,-e:idj, 11/15 2:22 a.m.. .2:52 p.m.

Site Flood Stg. Stage Chg.
Woodruff Tailwater 66.0 40.45 0.10
Chattahoochee 40.44 0.08-
Blountstown 15.0 2.27- 0.14
Wewahitchka 12.90 0.15



15.0 1.53
25.0 11.63
22.0 3.49

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Albany 81
Apalachicola 77
Bainbridge 8q
Bristol 81
Columbus 79
Crystal Lake 81
Defuniak Sp. 80
Dothan 82
Enterprise 81
Ft. Walton Bch.78
Gainesville 78
Jacksonville 78
Marianna 81
Mobile 78
Montgomery 80
Newport 80
Niceville 78
Panama City 78
Pascagoula 79
Pensacola 77
Port St. Joe 77
Tallahassee 80
Valdosta 80
Wewahitchka 80
Wilma 80

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High. 1:27
Low 1:01
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Workshop Clears Some Air in CRA Debate
Workshop Clears Some Air in CRA Debate

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
After a sometimes noisy, sometimes con-
tentious two-and-a-half hours on Monday night,
some of the hot air was sucked out of the
debate over .expanding the boundaries of the
Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency.
A turnout of roughly 75 residents from
North Port St. Joe joined Port St. Joe city com-
missioners and the board of what is now the
Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency formerly
the Downtown Redevelopment Agency in what
'turned out to be a constructive discussion on
community concerns.
Constructive in that one significant issue
was tossed off the front burner to the satisfac-
tion of those in attendance and in that con-
sensus was reached on how to take the next
incremental steps forward.
The overriding reason for the workshop
became apparent early as the discussion turned
to eminent domain and fears in the community
which has been folded into the Redevelopment
Agency's boundaries essentially all of Port St.
Joe from Avenue A to Avenue G, U.S. 98 to Hwy.
71 that becoming part of the focus area could
result in the taking of property.
As described by city attorney Russell
Scholz, the Florida Legislature followed a con-
troversial U.S. Supreme Court decision of sev-
eral years ago pertaining to eminent domain, by
making several key changes to state law.
Most critical to the discussion on Monday
was that the cities were now prohibited from
.'taking land through eminent domain for the
purpose of removing blighted conditions.
That language is important because in
expanding the boundaries of the former DRA, a
finding of certain blighted conditions had to be
identified to support that expansion.
The PSJRA does not possess eminent
domain powers, Scholz emphasized, and the
city, which -does hold such power, can not
pursue eminent domain to eliminate slum or
blighted conditions or to turn around and offer
the property to another private party.
Additionally, Scholz noted that eminent
domain is "not favored" in the law, and is
prohibitively costly for a government entity
because a fair-market offer must be made for
any property proposed for taking.
And if such an action becomes adversarial,
the added legal fees and court costs would erect
another hurdle.

Gulf Aire Says,,No'

to $1,200 Assessment
By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
Property owners in Gulf Aire, the
Beaches oldest development with ameni-
ties, voted to nix a proposed plan for a
one-time $1,200 capital 'assessment for
repairs on the development's common
areas and amenities.
Located in Beacon Hill, the Gulf Aire
development was established 28 years
ago and was the first subdivision in Gulf
County with amenities and a property own-
ers association to maintain them. accord-
ing to Debbie Ashbrook, current president
of the association.
o' During a meeting last week, the board
of directors for the Gulf Aire Property
Owners Association reviewed a plan and
S architectural drawings that had been dis-
tributed earlier to all members proposing
the capital assessment to improve the
swimming pool, bath house, tennis courts
and play area, original amenities of the
The swimming pool was closed October
25 by the Gulf County Health Department,
citing extensive deterioration of the cement
deck surrounding the pool as the reason
for closing. The pool cannot be reopened
until the entire deck is replaced and
inspected by the Health Department.
The association board was required
to close the tennis courts some time ago
because of safety reasons.
The courts have large cracks in the
playing surfaces, and can no longer be
patched as in the past because the base
under the courts was never properly pre-
pared before initial construction.
The tennis court fence is also badly
deteriorated and needs replacing.
After counting returned ballots and
determining that the assessment did not
pass, Ashbrook presented possible alter-
nate plans to the audience of about 50
Options and their associated costs
include renovating the pool and play area
according to the proposed plan with a
one-time assessment of about $800; just
repairing the pool area, with a one-time
assessment of approximately $700; ask-
ing association members again what they
want to do: borrowing money to make the
repairs and assessing each owner a set fee
S for the life of the loan.
SAccording to Ashbrook, a list of options
and a new ballot will be sent to all property
Owners as soon as possible.

"It is a very expensive process to undergo,"
Scholz said.
So while, as Scholz noted, there is not a
piece of private property in the state that is
not subject, in certain conditions, to eminent
domain, the issue was largely moot as applied
to the expansion of the PSJRA.
"Eminent domain is not going to happen

in this community, I can almost guarantee it,"
Scholz said.
With that contentious issue, first raised in
a City Commission several weeks ago, swept
away to the satisfaction of those in attendance,
the work turned to the ensuing steps.
The sentiment, judging by the comments
made Monday night, was that it was time to put

an end to a town separated by railroad tracks
and skin color.
"We've been separated all our lives by those
railroad tracks and we want to be part of the
action, not to continue to be reactive," said resi-
dent Minnie Likely. "I would like to be assured
that our needs and concerns are addressed."
Consensus was reached among those in

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,attendance that the proposed expansion of
boundaries to include all of North Port St. Joe
was a positive for the community.
Additionally, the idea that a portion of
property taxes paid by community members
could be kept in the community to improve the
community met with assent.
Community Redevelopment Agencies

(CRA) are funded through what is called Tax
Increment Financing. After a baseline year to!
establish property values, the CRA would be,
entitled to receive 95 percent of future increas-
es in property values, re: taxes.
"This is another step in the process,"
said Dr. Charles Connerly of Florida State
University, who facilitated a study of North;
Port St. Joe over the past 18 months and is
working on a detailed plan for the future of the
"The opportunity to have your taxes stay,
here and help this community is an important
one," Connerly added.
What the residents wanted to ensure is
that those tax dollars would indeed flow into
the community, the suggested course of action
being a redevelopment agency with a single
trust fund but separate accounts for each area!
being served.
As Sabu Williams, fifth vice-president for;
the state NAACP conference and branch presi-s
dent for Okaloosa County, put it, "The value of
your property is going to rise. You need to rise
with it."
The final leg on which consensus stood
on Monday was the creation of an advisoryi
committee comprised of residents from Norlth
Port St. Joe to partner with the board of thel
As Gail Alsobrook, executive director ofd
the PSJRA said, a master plan is in develop-
ment and should be completed by Dec. 28. TIF
money can only spent on elements of the plan.
The advisory board would serve to provide
input into that plan.
Many signed up to serve on that committee,
though its size and the qualifications for those
who would serve on the panel were not ironed
out on Monday night. [
Even if not able to serve on the advisory!
committee, Scholz emphasized that at least.two!
public hearings would be held on the redevel-
opment plan once submitted by the consultants'
hired to craft it, allowing additional opportunity
for community input into the final plan.
After more than 150 minutes of debate,
questions and some answers, most folks left
with a feeling that, at the least, the opening to a;
path forward had been carved.
"I'm thrilled with the outcome of this meet-
ing," said Trish Warriner, chairwoman of the


Wild West Fundraiser Benefits Project Graduation

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer WT
Vision Bank employees could have simply
written a check to support Port St. Joe High AT
School's Jail for Bail fundraiser, but they decid-
ed to apply a little creativity iijstead.
While comninun it leaders were sentenced
to a tent in the City Hall parking lot. the Vision
Bank crew was living it up. Old West style.
Inside the bank. the staff crafted an elabo-
rate saloon backdrop. complete with bottles of
J urn Beam.
For a mere S5. bank patrons received a .
"Wanted" poster featuring a sepia-toned photo- fi
graph of themselves inside the saloon.
"We had fun and we went all out with
it,". said Port St. Joe branch manager Joan
Cleckley. -You thought you really were in a Vson Bank
saloon." Hallow1ueen 2006
The bank raised S130 from the Wanted
poster sales, and chipped m a little extra. $25,000
On Monday. Cleckley presented Project
Graduation co-chairman Ronald Pkett with aR E W A R D
check for 8200.
With the proceeds from ithe V'ision Bank and '
Jail for Bail fundraisers. ProJect Graduation (Left) A Wanted poster features Port St. Joe Vision Bank employee Heather Bryant, Travis
has garnered 813.000 in communmty contribu- Townsend and branch manager Joan Cleckley. (Right) Cleckley presents Project Graduation co-chair
tions. Ronald Pickett with a 5200 check.

Lisa Loganlfhe Star
Local citizens awaiting "ball" from family and friends during the annual Jail for Bail fundraiser benefitting Port St. Joe High School's Project
Graduation. (Left to right) Port St. Joe Police Sgt. Butch Arendt with David McGhee; Gail Alsobrook with Gulf County Sheriff's Deputy Chip Bailey; Sgt.
Arendt with Ginger Golson

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Belle Birth
Steven and Kyra Howell
of Sperryville, Virginia
announce the birth of their
daughter, Lilliane Belle.
Lilliane was born on October
11, 2006 at the University of
Virginia Medical Center in
Charlottesville, Virginia. She
weighed 9 lbs 1 oz and mea-
sured 20.5 inches.
-Lily has one brother,
Mason, and is the grand-
daughter of Mr. & Mrs.
Corbett Howell of Port St.
Joe, Florida, Sally Fischbeck
of Sperryville, Virginia, and
the late Loren D. Fischbeck.



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By Roy Lee Carter
County Extension
Have you ever wondered
why the grasses on golf cours-
esF remain green during the
xWinter months while- most
1htme lawns are brown? It's
iot that grasses grown on
golf courses are more cold
tolerant or that golf course
maintenance personnel spray
the grasses with a chemical
that prevent them from turn-
ing brown. They simply plant
a" cold tolerant grass into
the permanent grass. The
practice called overseedingg"
involves spreading seed of a
cool season grass over the
permanent grass.
If you're tired of look-
img at a brown lawn every
winter and don't mind mow-
ing, fertilizing and watering
through the winter, you may
wish to overseed your lawn
this winter.
Several cook season
grasses that can be sued for
overseeding include ryegrass,
bluegrass, bentgrass and tall
fescue. However, ,because of
its rapid seed germination.
fast growth. adaptability and
reasonably low .coast, rye-
grass is the best choice for
-home lawns.
, Ryegrass should be plant-
-ed when the permanent grass
is approach mig or has reached
its dormant period. Seeding
limiie varies from October to
No-vember in north Florida to
late November and December
in south Florida.
To prepare 'a lawn for
overseeding. mowv the perma-
nent grass -ery close and rake

to remove as much debris
as possible. Close mowing
will help to remove some of
the spongy debris (thatch).
If the lawn has excessive
thatch, dethatching with a
vertical mower or power rake
would be desirable. A heav-
ily thatched lawn tends to
result in irregular overseed-
ing patches.
The next step is to broad-
cast 10 pounds of ryegrass
seed per 1,000 square feet
of surface area with a fertil-
izer spreader and rake lightly
to ensure that the seed gets
through the grass and in con-
tact with,the soil. For best
coverage apply half the seed
in one direction and the rest
at a right angle to the first
Watering is the last, but
If cared for
ryegrass will
provide a dense,
beautiful lawn
throughout the

most important step in estab-
lishing a winter lawn. Water
should be applied lightly and
carefully to the seeded lawn
once or twice a day until the
seeds have germinated and
the seedlings are well estab-
lished. Reduce waterings to
an as-needed basis after the
second mowing
Once the- \inter law\-n is
established. it will require the
same maintenance as a per-
manient lawn.. This includes

mowing, watering,
and controlling pe
mowing when the
about two inches
first application o
should be made afi
ond mowing and
applications should
on monthly bases
Apply fertilizer at o
rate you would no
on your permanent
Ryegrass is
ceptible to a disc
cottony blight. Th
a.nnears to be m

The Ladies Auxiliary to
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
8285 will host the 101" annual
free dinner to veterans and
their families on Saturday,
November 11 at the Wewa
Community Center at 6 PM.
Come and enjoy great
food, entertainment, and door
If you need more infor-
mation, please call President
Flora Blackman at 639-5840
or Secretary Ann Mann at 639-

Locks of Love
Recently mother and
fertilizing, daughters; Natosha Gilbert,
sts. Begin Kathy Sullivan, and April
e grass is Pridgen donated their hair
f fertilizer to Locks of Love. This is an

ter the sec- organizations that accepts
additional donated hair to make hair-
d be made pieces for children who
thereafter. have lost their hair due to
ne-half the cancer treatment.
rmally use Kandi Rollin's owner
t grass. of Kandi's Kountry Kuts,
very sus- would like to thank these

is disease ladies for their donations to
nst severe this Very special cause.

during warm, humid weath-
er. Therefore, it is extremely
important to wait until cool
weather has arrived before
plaifting ryegrass.
If cared for properly, rye-
grass will provide a dense,
beautiful lawn throughout the
winter. When the weather
begins to warm up in the
spring, ryegrass will nor-
mally die and the permanent
lawn grass would begin grow-
ing, however, if the weather
remains cool and the lawn is
watered frequently, ryegrass
can persist and weaken the
permanent lawn grass. To
discourage ryegrass, discon-
tinue fertilization, reduce irri-
gation and mow as close as
possible each week. After
the ryegrass has died and the
permanent lawn grass has
resumed growth. make an
application of ferttiiztr and
beinm \atriiig on ai ds-niied-
ed basis.
For more information
oni winter l.j\-i.. plha-- ion-
tact voNcr local garden cen-
ter or Cooperative Extension
Ser ice.

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Bay St. Joseph Care & Rehabilitation

Center Celebrates "October Fall Fest"

Bay St. Joseph Care
& Rehabilitation Center
Celebrates "October Fall Fest"
Last Saturday the res-
idents and staff of Bay St.
Joseph celebrated fall fest,
with a gigantic yard sale and
drawing for an all-inclusive

tropical vacation (includ-
ing $100 in groceries from
the Piggly Wiggly, donated by
George Duren.) The residents,
families and local community
had an opportunity to shop
for various goodies as well as

Drawing the winning ticket are: Vivian Miley and Eartha
Shackleford, residents at Bay St. Joseph. Pictured: Vivian Miley,
winner of the vacation Gayle Scarbourough, Eartha Shackleford,
and Nancy Dimitrijevich, Activities Director.

Hard's Flrist

208 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Welcomes Back

Peggy Stripling

\V.Hh over 25 years of floral experience, she has come out of
retirement to join our team.
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The 2006 Wewa Warriors Football Players aud Cheerleaders
would like to give a very special Thank You to our sponsors:

Akes Septic Service
Taunton Truss, Inc.
Panhandle Drywall Contractors.
Tony's Yard Services
H&H trucking & Tree Service
Gulf Coast Laundry. Sales &
Bush Welding
Hammond Country Store
Stateline Steel
Tony's Trim Work. Inc.
Williams Plumbing Service. Inc.
George M. Cox
Subway ol Wewahitchka
Pilts Slop
Peak's Unlimited

Cox Transmission. Inc.
Bidwell Construction
Rouse Stump Grinding & Trucking
Kenneth W. Andrews. DBA A&A
Roofing Co.
Gulf Coast Cooperative Extension
Emerson Heating and Cooling.
Gulf County Commissioner.
District 2
Coach Todd & Karen Lanters
Coach Tray Rhodes
W.C. Robinson Towing
Frank & Sherril Bell
Vision Bank
Freddie Tucker

Sun Signs Graphic Designs. Inc.
Mel C. Magidson Jr.. P.A.
Richard Barfield Roofing.
C.D. Holley
Preble-Rish. Inc.
King Aerospace
GAC Contractors
C.R. Smith & Sons
Bayside Savings Bank
Hannon Insurance
No Fuss Framing
Fisher Building Supply
Wiregrass Temite. Pest Control
and Insulation

iLO LIICollp let aal with you r family
lubi a clean i 'tc~henlIpot for; You!

Anyone who would like to become a Sponsor for the 2007 Season, please contact Ben
Ranie at 639-3783 or you can send a request to Box 242 Wewahilchka, FL 32465

-" The Football Players. Cheerleaders, Parents, Coaches and Officers would like to thank
everyone so much for all there support and effort during the season.
Thank you,
Ben Ranie

301 Williams Avenue


11 AM til 7 PM

Monday Friday

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Available now for adoption from the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society -
Pups, mixed breed beauties (pictured); Petey, a white, male, bulldog puppy, 5 6 mo. old;
Squirt, a female brindle puppy, 5 mo. old; Lance, a beautiful male with blue eyes, Zane, a nice male
white English; Ike, and Mike, 9/10 month old B/T hounds. (1 st shots); Molly a nice white English
bulldog female; Boots, a 18 week old male kitty. Always kittens! Come see.
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1023 N. Tyndall Parkway
Panama City, FL 32404

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Whether buying or selling, for the L
service you deserve, call
; Linda L. Somero ABR, GRI,
Broker Associate
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Covenant Hospice Faces of Life

P t

she used to
enjoy plan-
ning her high
school reunions with her good
friend Hattie. Loftin explained
to Knetzer that she was sad-
dened by the fact that she
would not be able to plan a
70th reunion, as her health
was poor and she had lost
touch with her friend Hattie.
Knetzer put her skills to
work to try and find Hattie.
In the mean time, she began
planning Loftin's reunion.
"Eudean and Iwentthrough
old papers to find names and
addresses of her classmates.
We even put a small ad in the
paper to announce the event,"
said Knetzer.
Their work paid off; 18

Panama City, FL-November
is National Hospice month
and Covenant Hospice is cel-
ebrating by holding a Faces of
Life Photo Exhibit and Book
Signing Opening Reception
from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
on Tuesday, November 14
at the Visual Arts Center of
Northwest Florida in down-
town Panama City.
The interactive exhibit fea-
tures inspirational stories and
beautiful black and white pho-
tos taken by local photogra-
pher Dustin Bryson. The pow-
erful images remind people
.that hospice care is not about
how you die but how you live.
Hospice patient Eudean
Loftin is
one of the
many inspi- _
rational -
faces and ,
stories in
the Faces of
Life exhibit. "
While work- .9'. 4
ing on her
life review
with her > ; B
Hospice -
social work-
er, Laura
K net z e r, (Left to right) Lu
she remi- and Eudean Lofti
nisced about Williams and Wil
how much High School Class

cille Kersey, MaryNell Shoemaker.
in. (Back row Left to right) Smokey
Ifred Varn enjoying their 70'" Bay
s of 1936 reunion aboard the Lady


feel for Covenant Hospice."
To read more inspiring
stories about living life to its
fullest, be sure to visit the
Faces of Life Exhibit at the
Visual Arts Center of Northwest
Florida from Nov. 14 Nov. 26.
Faces of Life books can be pur-
chased at Covenant Hospice
or online at MACROBUTTON
HtmlResAnchor www.covenan-
thospice.org/fol for $29.95
each For more information,
call 785-3040. Proceeds from
the book will benefit unfund-
ed and under-funded special
programs and indigent patient


Lucille Glass


Lucille Glass Nixon 95,
went to be with the Lord
on Sunday, November 5,
2006. She was born in
Ponce De Leon, FL on May
9,1911. She was a resident
of Wewahitchka since 1958
and a member of the Glad
,Tidings Assembly of God
She was preceded in
death by her husband
Ralph G. Nixon, her par-
ents, Mr. & Mrs. John
Thomas Glass, sister, Alma
Sanders, brothers, Randall
Glass and Eddie Glass.
She is survived by her
Daughter Eleanor-' Jean
McClamma and hus-
band Carl E. McClamma;
i her grandchildren, Steve
McClamma and' wife May,

Pam Faircloth and hus-
band Gilbert, and Larry
McClamma; one great-
granddaughter Julie Wester
and husband Jarrod; her
sister, Versie Hilliard; sev-
eral nieces and nephews;
and special friend and
neighbor Nellie Wade.
Funeral Services will
be conducted Tuesday
November 7, at 2:00
p.m. CST at the Glad
Tidings Assembly of God
Church, 138 E. Orange.
Av. Wewahitchka, FL, Rev.
Joey Smith, Rev. Claude
McGill, Rev. Derrick Gerber.
and great grandson Jarrod
Wester will be officiating
the service.
Internment will follow
at Jehu Cemetary. The fam-
ily will receive friends one
hour prior to the service
at Glad Tidings Assembly
of God Church. Floral
arrangements are being

accepted or donations to
Covenant Hospice 107 W.
19th, St. Panama City, FL
All services are under
the direction of the
Comforter Funeral Home,
Wewahitchka Branch

Martin Luther

Britt Jr

Martin Luther Britt
Jr., of Port St. Joe, Florida
died Wednesday, November
1, 2006. He was born in
Elizabeth City, NC and
moved here .in 1953 from
Aiken, SC. During WW II
he served as a civilian with
the Army Office Chief of
Ordnance, Washington DC.
He retired in 1979 from
the St. Joe Paper Company
chemical laboratory. He
was a member of the First
Baptist Church in Port St.
Joe, and served as deacon
Mr. Britt is survived by
his daughter, Jeannine B.
Rowan and husband Steve
of Chattahoochee, FL; a
grandson, Greg Rowan
of Duluth, GA; a grand-

daughter, Diana Driggers;
four great-grandchildren,
Dalton, Rachel, Daniel and
Julie, all of Lake City, FL;
and one brother, Edward
Thomas Britt of Richmond,
Funeral services were
held Saturday, November
4, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. EDT,
in the First Baptist Church
of Port St. Joe, conducted
by the Rev. Brent Vickery,
Interment followed in Holly
Hill Cemetery. Those who
wish may make dona-
tions to the Florida Baptist
Children's Home, Post
Office Box 8190, Lakeland,
FL. 33802, in Mr. Britt's
All services were
under the direction of the
Comforter Funeral Home.

Mrs Ola Lee


The celebration of Mrs.
Clemons life will be held at
Zion Fair Baptist Church
on Avenue C, North Port St.
Joe, Florida, November 11,
2006, at 1:00 PM.
Mrs Clemons was born
August 24, 1913, and decid-


ed to rest on November
2, 2006. She had been a
resident of Port St Joe for
66 years.
The family wish to
thank each and everyone
for all the kindness showed
during our loved one's ill-
ness, and pray God bless
us all.
All services are under
the direction of the
Comforter Funeral Home.

Brian A.


Brian A. "Stoney"
Stoneback of Mexico
Beach, Fla., died Sunday,
Oct. 29, 2006, at his home
with his family by his side.
Stoney was a retired chief
master sergeant with the
U.S. Air Force, with more
than 26 years of service.
He also was a retired fire
captain with the Dallas Fire
Department, with 20 years
of service. During his ser-
vice he flew 55 combat sor-
ties during Vietnam on a C-
130 Combat Talon aircraft.
He had more than 1,400
flying hours on C-135 air-
craft, and visited more

than 38 countries. Stoney
was assigned to numer-
ous squadrons, including
the 7th Special Operations
Squadron and the 7th Air
Commando Squadron.
Affiliations include the Free
and Accepted Masons of
Florida and the Veterans
of Foreign Wars, where,he
was commander of Post
7873. Stoney is survived
in death by his wife, Jann;
his children, Carmen Ames
of Franktown, Colo., Terri
Norris of Wewahitchka,
Fla., Jay Stoneback of
Tucson, Ariz., and Shawna
Hudson of Yorktown, Va.;
brother, Barry Stoneback
of Quakertown, Pa.; broth-
er, Bruce Stoneback of
Allentown, Pa.; sister, Chery
Stoneback of Quakertown,
Pa.; sister, Roseanne
Blackburn of Sellersville,
Pa.; 12 grandchildren; and
one great-granddaughter.
There was a Celebration of
Life for Stoney at the Mexico
Beach Fire Department at
3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.
1, 2006.
Comforter Funeral
Home was in charge of

Heritage Funeral

"Because We Care"

247 Tyndall Parkway, Callaway

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

"Serving Bay and Gulf Counties"

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people including spouses and
family members gathered from
the Bay High School class
of 1936 for a dinner cruise
aboard the Lady Anderson
to celebrate their 70th High
School Reunion.
Loftin says the most
memorable moment of the
evening came for her when
Hattie arrived at the reunion
brought by her daughter.
Although Hattie was battling
Alzheimer's, Lofitn said, "She
briefly recognized me, grabbed
both of my arms and start-
ed kissing my arm I wish
she could have stayed for the
whole thing. I don't know how
to express the appreciation I

Richard "Dick" Seefeldt
Feb. 17, 1933 Nov. 8, 2005

Gone but Not Forgotten
It has been a year since you left us but your memory lives on and your
"Memorial Garden" will be dedicated on Nov 8 the anniversary of your death
and will be a constant reminder of your love for me, your children,
family and friends.
I thought of you with Love today
but that is nothing new,
I thought about you yesterday
and days before that too.
I think of you in silence,
I often speak your name,
All I have are memories
and your picture in a frame.
Your memory is my keepsake
with which I'll never part,
God has you in his keeping,
I have you in my heart.

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W. P. "Rocky" Comforter
507 10th Street* Port St. Joe L.F.D.
(850) 229-8111, (850) 227-1818

Charles A. Costin
Personal Injury Real Estate
Workers' Compensation
(850) 227-1159

Rish, Gibson, Scholz
& Groom, P.A.
William J. Rish, Thomas S. Gibson,
Russell Scholz, Paul W. Groom II
(850) 229-8211

Veteran's Day Recognition Program

,-at Oak Grove Assembly of God
Mark your calendar and come be a part of
the HEROES-Red, White, Blue and Brave com-
munity-wide 2006 Veteran's Day Recognition
Service on Saturday, November 11, 3 p.m.
IEastern Time) at the Oak Grove Assembly of
God Church. We are located at 613 Madison
Street, Port St Joe, Florida.
., ^ No matter if you are 8 or 80, you will not
'-, ant to miss this event. There is something
for everyone to take home. Come join us as we
Recognize community veterans. Heroes-Red,
White, Blue, and Brave theme echoes through-
but the program. Uncle Sam will attend along
*'with the Tyndall Air Force Base Honor Guard
,.t:o post colors and perform a special POW/MIA
-'salute. Special presentation by Mayor Frank
Pate. Chief Master Sergeant, United States Air
Force (Retired), Ed McAteer will be the keynote
speaker this year with a powerful message
on "Why we must win this war on terrorism."
S-Closing the program will be a special southern
,gospel and patriotic music tribute by the highly
claimed singing group, "The Gann Brothers."

Alanon Meeting
Every Tuesday @ 8:00 p.m. EST
SLocated at the First United Methodist
Church of Port St. Joe
For information or questions, please call
,the church at 227-1724.

2006 Youth Gospel Explosion
I Sponsored By: Prophet Dixsons' Outreach
November 11, 2006
Place: Washington Recreation Center
Time: 11 A.m. -8 Rm.
Featuring Michael Grady & The New Gulf
,,Coast Choir
For Information Or To Enter Your Youth
,Group Please Contact Prophet Billy Dixson At
.,(850) 227 5126

Cure for Worry
Do you trust God or do you still worry?
Are you like most people, in too big a
You can't worry yourself any taller,
Worry won't pay a -bill.
But just like most %we worry still,.
Lack of faith causes us to worry.
SWe want things now. we're m a hurry.
Prayer cancels worry, if you're a child of
S the King. :
Commit \'our Isle unto the Lord,,
He'll take care of everythmg.
You have two choices, a life full of cares,
Or a life full of prayers.
Do it now while you still have breathe.
Pray. strengthen your faith and starve worry
to death.
Don't forget to thank Hun and show Him
you care.
The next time you pray and He answers
.your prayer.
Billy Johnson ,

Fall Festival
Northwest Baptist Church of Cocoa invites
you to come out and enjoy some FREE fam-
ily fun at our Fall Festival! There'll be lots of
fun games prizes, a moon walk, face painting,
and cake walk. You'll also enjoy free hotdogs,
soft drinks, popcorn, and sno-cones. That's
right it's FREE! It all happens on Saturday,
November 19 from 11 am to 3pm at Juni Rios
Martinez Park on SR 524 in Cocoa. Contact the
office at 321-638-0890 for additional informa-

Annual Fall Yard Sale At

Our Lady Of Guadalupe
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church
will be holding their annual Fall Yard Sale at the
church, located on 15th Street, Mexico Beach,
on Saturday, Nov. 11. The sale will begin at
7:30 a.m. CT and run until 12:30 p.m. If you
have any items you would like to donate, please
call 850-648-4041.

St. Peter's Anglican Church
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M Nlornin Pr.\ei r.............. ............... :00 a.m .

S Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
Th R Da0-639-5993id. 850-639-4 Pri588
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SThe Potter's House.
Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
850-639-5993 850-639-4588
636 Second Street 'st Office Bo, 631 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.

PLtor: James W
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 and9 Monument Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724

Contemporary Service 9:00 a m.
Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.
.' ,, ii. '; 11:00an.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 600p.m.
Evening Worship: 7:00pi.m.
All Times are EST,

Rev. Mac Fulcher
Minister ofMsidlYoth
Deborah Loyless
Director ofChildren Ministries

Jesus is Lord and He is waiting
Sigblafnb viehw apti t C( ura)
S.382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
d> ~ (850)227-1306
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.
Pastor 24292

'IO Cadiolo Church of Gulf Coty
'W'tS.om., youa
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)

S C, "Our Ch.r/ anilL an lie ylur hom

first Church of iict .Na:.arene
2420 Long Avenue port St. Joe, yLndaa 32J.'6
(850) 229-9596

Sunidlav Siri:":. ." .... ........... 10 a.m.
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Qhwi 4f .-exice Beach
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach FL 32410
SuidayWorship Sernie: 9:00 0.m CST
Snii School: 1015 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist Church
NuniSli PRoviiED
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820

Familyife Curh
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship C '..
10:30 Sunday Morning n .
7:00 Wednesday Evening < >"
Pastors Andrew R
Cathy Ritherford Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates Fa-.,..i, L.IE Church
Vis.t our website at:
famiillifechurcrh.net V a.,,:.hiQ
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)

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

The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
(1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road)
(850) 639-5401
"Sunday Bible Study 9:00 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study 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. Job, FL 32457
, Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue )

311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach,. FL 32456
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m.
Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
"0 taste and see that . .... .. ,,, ,' .
Please accept this invitation to join us in wo,,t j ..'
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725

S First Baptist Church

Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswvell, Mi;n;ier of Mus;c & Education
Michael Rogers, minisser so 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

First Baptist Church
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Wbo.,hip Sunda\% i at10 00 )am rr aind 00 p m.
Bible Study Sunrda.-s at 9 00 a rrm ll ages
Vedneselar Pra\er and Bible Stud, at 6 30 p m
Please note, all times central!
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F "ullk "A Reformed Voice
B _, in the Community"

)Ij r 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 .............. :00 p.m.
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship.... 6:00 p.m.
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Faith Chrisian School

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8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Siindaii School 9:45
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
wu'ii'w.stiniiiesepiscopalchiircli.org 850-227-1845

nWorship with us at

SLongAvenue Baptist Church

W Where Faith, Family &

Friendship are founi

Bible Study Sunday: 9:15am
Worship: 10:30am and -: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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Meeting Schedule for Local
Gulf County School Board
The School Board meets once a
month, typically the second Tuesday
of the month, though during the sum-
mer that schedule is subject to change.
Meetings are typically conducted at dis-
trict offices located on Middle School
Drive in Port St. Joe, though during
the school year the board conducts one
monthly meeting at high schools at each
end of the county.
Postings of all School Board regular
and special meetings and workshops can
be found at the district offices.
City of Port St. Joe
The Port St. Joe City Commission

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


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

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

Public Service
The Gulf County
Disadvantaged Coordinating
Board announces a meeting
to which all persons are
invited. The agenda will
include the CTC evaluation,
TDSP updates, operations
reports, and a staff report.
DATE: Wednesday,
November 15, 2006
TIME: 2 PM. Eastern
PLACE: Gulf County
Transportation Office
309 Williams Avenue,
Port St. Joe, Florida
For more information,
or if you require special
accommodations at the
meeting because of a
disability or physical
impairment, contact Vanita
Anderson at the Apalachee
Regional Planning Council at
(850) 674-4571 or by e-mail
at arpc7@gtcom.net.

Toucan's Presents

SLive Music By

Buddy Hamin

on the upper deck

Friday's and Saturday's


- 9:00 CST


Sunday's 1:00

- 5:00 CST

"Buddy Hantni"

2 for 1 Drink Specials

During Friday's

and Saturday's

Jam Session

(850) 648-8207

*812 US Hwy 98
-. A.". Mexico Beach

Port St. Joe Garden Club Coming Events Senior Driving

The Port St. Joe Garden
Club will have its program
GARDENS on November 18,
2006 from 1-4 PM at the
Club building on 81 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
GARDENS with Garden Club
members. 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 will
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.

Library Happenings
Gulf County Public Library Corner
Port St. Joe Branch 229-8879
Hours Open: Monday 10-8
Tuesday 10-8
Thursday 10-6
Friday 10-6
Saturday 10-4
Friends of the Library Meeting
First Monday of Every Month at 5:30 p.m. Come join us!
Friends of Library Book Sale
Third Saturday of Every Month- 10-2 p.m.
Upcoming events
Book Sale- Nov. 18, 2006
Library closed- Nov. 10-11, 2006 (Veterans' Day)
Nov. 23, 2006 (Thanksgiving)

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of The
Northwest Florida Transportation Corridor
Authority will be held on Thursday, November
16, 2006 at 10:00am at the Hilton Sandestin
Beach Golf Resort & Spa," 4000 S. Sandestin
Blvd., Destin FL. Any person requiring special
accommodations to participate in this meeting
is asked to advise the Corridor Authority at
least 48 hours before the meeting by contacting
Denise Curry at 850-381-2711 or denise.


(adults 21 and over only)


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Listen up, Senioi-
Citizens; your driving skill$,
and knowledge of traffic laws.
might be getting out-datedc
Now is the time to catch"'
up! You can re-learn youf
"Behind the Wheel" abilities,
feel more confident during,
heavy traffic, adjust your
travels in consideration oi,
medications you are taking :
plan trips to avoid difficult.
maneuvers and look out for?
your own safety, ... yes, and-
even get a discount on your -
auto insurance. It just takes
4 comfortable hours for two"
,days in a pleasant, sociable ,
atmosphere, sponsored b
AARP There are no tests
and no chance of losing your
license. Just your presence
for 4 hours and 2 days, and
$10, is needed to achieve allt.
these benefits for peace of
mind. This is for anyone over -
50 years of age. The classes
are on November 14 and
15,Tuesday and Wednesday,
.from 9 AM to 1 PM CT, at the
Mexico Beach Civic Center '
(behind the Fish House
Restaurant), Call (050) 648-
3067 for more information
or to sign up today.

Sea Oats

and Dunes

Garden Club"
The Sea Oats and Dunes
Garden Club will hold their
next regular monthly meet-
ing on November 14, 20006
at 10 p.m. Eastern Time at'
the Fire House in St. Joe
Beach. The guest speaker ,
will be Mexico Beach Police e
Chief Brad Hall who will dis-
cuss safety issues and police
The Garden Club meets
the second Tuesday of each
month September through' .
May at 10 p.m. Eastern.
Time 'and covers St. Joe'
Beach, Mexico Beach,
Beacon Hill, and Overstreet.
Guest speakers, field trips,
good food, and friendship,
are served at each meeting:
The Club is actively seeking
new members, so if you have
an interest in gardening and';
making new friends, please'
plan to attend.
Any questions regard'
ing Club meetings or mem-'
bership can be directed to '
Sandie Yarbrough at 648-'-


Interiors Etcetera
10:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday Saturday
Bridal Registry Gifts Clothing
'. China & Crystal Accessories
(BRDl ES- please come see us!
We have free gift when you register for china, crystal
and accessories.
505 Reid Ave Port St. Joe Phone 229-6054


2413 SR30A at Simmons Bayou 850.227.7337
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43rd Annual Florida Seafood Festival, Nov. 3-5,
Battery Park, Apalachicola
4th Annual Jazz Festival, Nov. 10-11, Dixie Theatre,
Annual Christmas Celebration, Nov. 24, Downtown
Historic Apalachicola

Christmas on the Coast, December 1-21, Downtown
Port St. Joe
Island Lights, Dec. 1, St. George Island
Holiday Fresh Market, Dec. 2, Apalachicola
3rd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Annual
Boat Parade of Lights, Dec. 9, Timber Island Yacht

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

Boardwalk Realty Exhibits Dana Palmer's

.Forgotten Faces of the Forgotten Coast

For the last 10 years Dana
Palmer has been an artist in-
residence in Mexico Beach.
During 2007 Dana will be on
hiatus in order to pursue some
creative projects and personal
goals. Through her non-pose
photography Dana has special-
ized in recording the special
moments of life for local resi-

dents and beach visitors alike.
Aside from having an impec-
cable eye for capturing her
clients in a still-live moment
she has a passion for photo-
journalism. Before departing
Dana has graciously displayed
the photo-journalistic series
The Forgotten Faces of the
Forgotten Coast in Boardwalk

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #10069

Announces Events on Veteran's Day

Champagne On Ice
*Complimentary cham-
-pagne, cash bar and heavy
hours d'oeuvres
',*Enter for a chance to win,
a -carat diamond
*Breakfast buffet -11:00
*Music by'Acme Rhythm
and Blues
*Black lie optional
Rain or shine, indoor
Two 1 arge screen TVs --
live from Times Square NYC
Sponsored by the
Tallahassee Symphony
Call 224.0461 for ticket
and sponsor Information
Fun Dancing Live Music

Junior Service
League's Holly Fair

The Junior Service League
Presents the 18th Annual Holly
Fair, November 10-12, 2006
Q One of the Gulf Coast's
Premier Shopping Events to
Feature over 65 Merchants
from all over the United
From November 10 through
November 12, the Boardwalk
Beach Resort in Panama City
Beach, FL will transform its
conference center into a fes-
tive cityscape suggestive of the
holiday streets of New York for
the 18"1 Annual Holly Fair, one
of the Gulf Coast's premier
shopping events of the holiday
Hosted by the Junior
Service League of Panama City,
the Annual Holly Fair celebrates
18 years of holiday shopping,
dining, and entertainment with
over 65 merchants. This year's
event will exceed expectations
by offering even more unique
gifts and specialty items than
ever before, including bou-
tiq.ie apparel, holiday deco-
rations, jewelry, home decor,
one-of-a-kind. accessories and
children's clothing. .
General admission price
is $5.00 for adults with all
proceeds benefiting the com-
munity. Holly Fair general
adfnission hours are:
Friday, Nov. 10, 2006
10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006
9:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 13, 2006
11:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
For more information
on. the Holly Fair, contact the
Junior Service League at (850)
785-7870 or on the web at

The VFW and its Auxiliary
will be conducting the annual
Veterans' Day ceremony at the
Gulf County Court House at
1:00 p.m. on Veterans' Day,
Saturday, November 11, 2006.
We urge the public to attend
this moving event honoring
those who served our country.
Look for the VFW and
its Auxiliary around town on
Veterans' Day selling poppies.
The sale of Buddy Poppies
is rich in history and is a
way that all. the community
can help support our veterans.
We urge you to support this
worthwhile cause.

There will be an OPEN
HOUSE at Post #10069 at
2:00 p.m. All area Veterans
and their families are invited
to a celebration honoring your
service to our Country. This
is an opportunity for Vets to
meet other Vets, to make new
friends, and to enjoy the cama-
raderie that Post #10069 has"
to offer. VFW Post #10069 is
located on Trout Avenue in
Highland View.
This year, the Veterans'
Day ceremony at the Port St.
Joe High School will be held
on Friday, November 10 at
9:00 a.m.

Realty's exhibit hall. This
exhibit is composed of four-
teen color and black and white
photographs of local residents
enhanced with a synopsis of
their personal stories.
This exhibit is back at
Boardwalk Realty's exhib-
it hall until March of 2007.
Viewing hours are Monday
through Saturday 9am 5pm.
Boardwalk Realty is located at
1252 Cape San Blas Road in
Cape San Blas, FL. For addi-
tional information you may
phone Libia Taylor at 850-

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Club, Carrabelle
Celebration of Lights, Sunset Park, Mexico Beach
Dec. 2
Celebrate Safe, Celebrate Twice, December 31, St.
Joe Beach and Mexico Beach

Living History Day, Centennial Building, Port St.
Art for Arf Benefit for Humane Society, Chef
Eddie's Magnolia Grill, Apalachicola
"The Queen of Bingo," 2007 professional theatre
season, Jan. 19-28, Dixie Theatre, Apalachicola


639-5588 237 N. HWY 71 Wewahitch

Full service florist with over 18 years of floral de
let our florist create something for you'.
Offering fresh and silk arrangements,,wedding
balloons, and gift baskets
Monday Saturday 8 am 5pm, CST

Stop in for a fresh meal. Daily Specials
Sit down relax and enjoy the beautiful surrounding
Breakfast 7:00 10:00 am CST
Lunch 10:00 am 2:00 pm
Hot sandwiches, hot dogs, salads, Mexican, and basket

Now Decorating Cakes!
Call and place your Order Today
Birthdays, weddings, holidays, or special occasion

Time: 7:00 p.m. (EST)

Location: Thirsty Goat (Port Inn)

Port St. Joe

October 26

Larry Parker
Sponsored by:
Hannon Insurance Agency

November 2

John Mazzanovich
Sponsored by:
Roberson & Friedman, PA.

November 9

Jamie Hunter
Sponsored by:
Coastal Community Bank

November 30

John Mazzanovich
Sponsored by:
Farnsley Financial Consultants, LLC

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U-Boats In The Gulf:

The Sinking Of The HMS Empire Mica

By Herman Jones
Contributing Writer

It is an hour past mid-
night, June 29, 1942. For
most Americans, World
War II is oceans away, but
this night, the war, with
its death and destruction,
would come within a mere
40 miles of Port St. Joe and
HMS Empire Mica, a
431 ft. British tanker built
only a year before, is on her
maiden voyage and is fol-
lowing the 60ft. or 10 fath-
om depth as recommended
by the U.S. Navy. At this
depth submarines are sup-
posedly at a disadvantage.
Fully loaded with 11,200
tons of aviation fuel from
Baytown, Texas, she is on

her way home to Britain
to fuel the Royal Air Force.
She is to find a protected
harbor each night because,
when the sun sinks; the
Sea Wolves begin their
prowl. None of the bays
on this section of the coast
are deep enough to accom-
modate the loaded ship.
Cruising along at 11 knots,
she leaves the Cape San
Blas sea buoy in her wake
and begins, an ESE course
that will seal her doom.,
Soon after the sun sinks
and a brilliant full moon
rises, a sleek, gray .wolf
awakens from her sleep on
the floor of the Gulf and
begins her deadly hunt.
The "wolf" is the German
Type IXC-Unterseeboote, U-
67, which has already sunk

Thank you Gulf County

for your support of Bay Medical's
diagnostic clinic.

We have unfortunately lost our lease in
Gulf County. Therefore we will no longer
be operating the Beacon Hill Clinic.

But we are still available to meet all your
healthcare needs at our main campus and
the Bay Medical Diagnostic Center.

For more information, please call the public
relations office at (850) 747-6542.

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A newly-launched Empire Mica on Nov. 2, 1941. Photo courtesy of Herman Jones

two ships since her fifth
war cruise began in May.
When this cruise is over, six
ships will lie at the bottom
of the Gulf of Mexico and
two others, damaged by U-
67's torpedoes, will make it
back to port. Empire Mica
is number three.
U-67 was the seventh
German submarine to enter
the Gulf. The first, U-507,
had sunk the American
tanker, Norlindo, on May 4,
1942. Thus began the "tur-
key shoot" of Allied ships
in the Gulf. Before the last
U-boat, U-193, withdrew
on December 3, 1943; 24
U-boats would roam the
Gulf, sinking 56 ships and
wounding 14. Only
one U-boat was sunk in the
Gulf, U-166 south of New
There is a local myth
of a U-boat being sunk off
Panama City. The story
still shows-up in local his-

tory articles by authors that
haven't checked the facts.
Many times pilots would
bomb or depth-charge a
sub and report it sunk.
Unknowingly, it would slip
away to fight another day.
Our own navy, to placate
civilians, reported that U-
boats were being sunk reg-
ularly, when in fact, few, if
any, were being sunk.
U-67 had lain sub-
merged during the day to
avoid detection from Navy
patrol planes. She had
been spotted on June 241t
and her captain was taking
no chances. As the night
wears on, U-67 submerges
twice as plane lights are
seen. Over the steamy
Apalachicola swamps,
thunderstorms rage. They
appear as heat lightning
to the U-boat captain and
are noted in his war diary.
Finally, at 12:25 a.m. her
luck changes as a huge
"shadow" approaches out
of the northwest.
In the glassy, moon-
lit Gulf, Kaptanleutnant
Guinther Mueller-Stockheim
aligns the crosshairs of the
periscope on the heavily
laden ship. The unescorted
Empire Mica will, be easy
prey. The U-boat's captain
methodically and coolly fig-
ures the necessary math-
ematics that will send the
torpedoes on their deadly
course. In November he
will receive the Knight's
Cross for his successes.
At 12:50 two torpedoes
are launched. One strikes
just astern of the bridge on
the port side, the, other at
the stern where the engine
room is located. It instant-
ly erupts into flames and
most of the crew in the
stern are killed instantly.
Within minutes the Gulf is
ablaze as the dying ship
explodes into a gigantic
fireball. Second Engineer,
Joseph Steele, hurries to
disengage the engines so
that the lifeboats can be
launched. Flames devour

the engine room and Steele,
a hero to the survivors,
does not escape. Of the
three lifeboats lowered,
two, along with their occu-
pants, are consumed by the
In Apalachicola the
news of the torpedoed
ship is received from the
Coast Guard Station at
Cape San Blas Lighthouse.
With the Coast Guard boat,
Sinbad, in dry-dock, two
local pleasure boats, the
32ft. Countess, owned by
Dick Heyser, and the 40ft.
Sea Dream, owned by W.E
Randolph, are asked to
proceed to the blazing hulk
and search for survivors. It
is now 2:00 a.m. It is day-
light before the Countess
spots a life boat with a
red sail. Huddled under
blankets are 14 of the 47-
man crew. The Sea Dream
continues to search hope-
lessly for more survivors.
Finding none, the survivors,
mostly teenage boys and
their 70 year-old captain,

Hugh Bentley, are trans-
ferred to the faster Sea
Dream for the trip back to
Apalachicola. Empire Mica-
continues to burn that day-
and into the night before-
it sinks in 110ft. of water,
21miles due south of Cape.
San Blas.
On July 16, the follow-,
ing year, the MICAs nem-
esis, U-67, on her eighth
war cruise, is surprised
and bombed in mid-
Atlantic by an Avenger dive-
bomber from the Carrier
USS CORE. Before the.
U-67 could dive, four or
five bombs fall and she
disappears at a 45-degree
angle. Three crewmen on,
deck-watch survive and are
saved by the Americans.' U-
67 and the rest of her crew
now lie eternally entombed
in the Stygian depths of the
Sargasso Sea.
Last August, Pam,
Trip, and I ventured out-
to' Empire Mica with our-

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friend, Patsy Johnson. ken ai
Even though the Gulf was a Mica's
giant, glassy pond, visibil- prop ca
ity wasn't that great. The Anders
whims of the currents will If y
often give one 100 ft. vis- tion of
ibility one day and 30ft. the have
next. As we swam down to family
the wreck, clouds of min- on TV,
nows obscured much of that's ]
the wreck making Patsy's Mica lo
photography a trying expe- Aftc
rience. Guard
We explored the bow and and br
the bridge section where the they wi
first torpedo struck. You face as
must understand that the to nav
ship resembles very little hurrica
of its former self. The bow to redi
is still intact but has bro- jumble
ken away and tilts to star- steel.
board. The rounded stern, tion be
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From Page 8B

nd tilted. (Empire
massive four-bladed
an be seen at Captain
son's Restaurant).
you saw the demoli-
our paper mill or
seen the Loizeaus
demolish buildings
that pile of rubble
left is what Empire
)oks like today.
er WWII the Coast
blew-up the stern
idge of the ship, as
ere so near the sur-
* to create a hazard
igation. Rust and
anes have managed
uce what's left to a
d pile of iron and
Only one small sec-
tween the bridge and
room still stands.
am through it on our
nation of the wreck.

This large room, cavern-
ous and eerily serene with
sunlight filtering through
breaks in the hull, once
held millions of gallons of
Hundreds of snapper
and grouper dart in and
out of the thousands of hid-
ing places. The big fish
know the sight and sound
of divers and the spearguns
many of them carry. They
have witnessed the sight of
their schoolmates on the
end of a spear and want no
part of it.
In the past I have seen
the deadly Bull Shark (#1
man-eater of the shark fam-
ily) cruising about. If they
are here today the water is
so planktonic that we can't
see them. Only the steely
barracudas approach us,

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The Empire Mica would have been identical to this torpedoes tanker off North Carolina. Photo
courtesy of Herman Jones

teeth always bared, looking
for a speared fish to steal if
the opportunity arrives.
As we ascend, the
wreck slowly recedes into
the 'depths, an oasis of

abundant life in this desert
of the Gulf, and a ghostly
metal tombstone to 33 men
and boys who lost their
lives here 64 years ago.

A piece of the bridge of the Empire Mica today. Thousands of tropical reef-fish and long-spine sea urchins cover the wreck. Photo by
Patsy Johnson


A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and
Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on
Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at 8:45 a.m. EST,
and at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC)
meeting on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 6:00
p.m. EST. Both public hearings will be held in the
BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore Ad-
ministration 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 Gulf
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 development subject
to all Federal, State and Local development
regulations, stated and unstated.
3. Final PlatApprovalfor 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 maximum 12 lot development subject
to all Federal, State and Local development
regulations, stated and unstated.
4. St. Joe Company Affordable Housing
5. Public at Large
6. Comprehensive Plan/EAR Text
7. WindMark Beach DO/PDP
8. Parks and Grants
9. Staff

The public is encouraged to attend and be heard
on these ma~tters.. Information prior to the meeting
can be viewed at the Planning and Building De-
partment at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Room

2. Gulf Coast Ranches 3. Cypress Crooeek Plantation 4. Affordable Housing Proposal

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The Gulf County
Sheriff's Office will be con-
ducting vehicle safety inspec-
tions during the months of
September and October.
The safety inspection check
points will be at various
locations throughout the
county, Highway 71 north
of Westarm Creek Bridge,
Highway 22 near the inter-
section of Highway 22A,
Highway 71 Honeyville Area,
Highway 98 St. Joe Beach,
Highway 98 and Garrison
Ave, C30 Simmons Bayou.
On 10/28 deputies
responded to a disturbance
at the Wewa Laundry Mat,
when they arrived they
made contact with Ronnie
Lee Brake, 19. When they
finished dealing with Mr.
Blake's complaint, they

arrested him on a warrant
for Grand Theft.
On 10/28 deputies were
looking for a vehicle with a
temporary tag on it in ref-
erence to a gas theft. They
located the vehicle north of
Wewahitchka. The driver,
Tony Frank Bailey, 49, was
arrested for driving on a
suspended drivers license.
Mr. Bailey was also arrested
and charged for stealing the
gas and a theft and burglary
earlier in the day, where it is
alleged he broke into a home
and stole some honey.
Deputies responded to'
the Arrowhead Circle area
north of Wewahitchka to
a domestic disturbance.
They found that the sus-
pect, Jerry Lee Chambers
Jr., 35, had left the area. A


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ed Chambers walking on
Hwy 71. They found sto-
len medication and a stolen
ring in his possession. He
was arrested and charged
with theft and domestic bat-
During the early morn-
ing hours of 10/30, deputies
responded to the Highland
View area to a suspicious
person knocking on doors,
trying to borrow money.
They located a vehicle in the
area that was occupied by
Jeffery Ryan Marshall, 21,
and Brooke Grice, 22. This
is the same pair that had
been knocking on doors in
the Wewahitchka area. Both
were arrested and charged
with loitering and prowling.
Marshall was also arrested
on a violation of probation
warrant from Bay County.
On 10/30 Wendy
Locklear Bright, 36, turned
herself in at the Sheriff's
Office. She had warrants for
failure to appear.
On 10/31 deputies
were called to a home in
Wewahitchka. One of the res-
idents turned in the other.
James Keith Seaman, 23,
who had three active war-
rants in Calhoun County.
Seaman was transported to
the Sheriff's Office.
On 10/31 Austin Richard
Highsmith, 21, was arrested
on a violation of probation
On 11/01 investigators
arrested Dominique Nicole
Johnson, 18, rand Rashawne
Kenyatta Thomas, 17, on
warrants for sale of crack
cocaine. .

On November 2, around
2:15 p.m. the Port St. Joe
Police Department arrested
Lawrence Martin age 53 of
Port St. Joe, Florida on a
warrant for violation of pro-
bation. Martin was held with-
out bond.
On November 3, around
5:17 p.m. the Port St. Joe
Police Department arrest-
ed David Michael Mathews
Jr. age 22 of Port St. Joe,
Florida on a warrant from
Leon County for violation of

Buckle Up America This
The heavily traveled
Thanksgiving weekend is one
of the most dangerous and
deadliest times of the year on
America's roadways due to
low seat belt use. In fact, 55
percent of all of those killed
in traffic crashes during the
heavily traveled Thanksgiving
weekend last year were not
.wearing their seat belts at the
time of the crash.
That's why the Port St.
Joe Police Department is
joining with other national,
State and local highway safety
and law enforcement officials
this Thanksgiving to strongly
remind all holiday travelers,

drivers -and passengers to
always buckle-up every trip,
every time.
"Seat belts clearly save
lives," said Chief James
Hersey. "But unfortunately
too many Americans still put
themselves at great risk by
not always buckling up. We
are reminding everyone this
Thanksgiving to be sure to
tighten their seat belts both
before and after their big holi-
day dinner."
Although a record 82
percent of Americans now
wear their seat belts while
riding or driving in vehicles,
up from 58 percent in 1994,
too many people still do not.
According to NHTSA, 31,415
passenger vehicle occupants
died in crashes during 2005
and more than half of those
killed were NOT wearing
their seat belts at the time of
the crash.
"Too many people, espe-
cially teens, young male driv-
ers (age 18 to 34) and pickup
truck drivers still take the
attitude-'it will never happen
to me'," said Chief Hersey.
"But deadly crashes can and
do happen everyday. That's
why we are reminding every-
one that seat belt use is the
single most effective way to

protect yourself, as well as
those you love, in a crash."
Thanksgiving is also
a good time to remember
that children must always
be properly restrained in
moving vehicles. Although
98 percent of all American
infants under age 1 are
now restrained, older chil-
dren also need to be in the
appropriate and properly
installed restraint for their
size and age. Unfortunately, 7
out of 10 child restraints are
improperly used.
One study showed that
children who are moved from
child safety seats to the regu-
lar vehicle seat belts too soon
are four times more likely to
sustain a serious head injury
in a crash than those who are
correctly restrained in child
safety seats or booster seats.
The easiest way to remember
is, "If they are under 4'9",
they need to be in a booster
"Thanksgiving is a great
time to count our bless-
ings but also a good time to
remind all family members
around the table to always
buckle up-every trip, every
time," said Chief Hersey.

Bronson Announces $435,000 Pot Arrest At Florida Border

Florida Agriculture
and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson announced today
the arrest of a New Jersey
man for allegedly trying to
smuggle $435,000 in mari-
juana out of Florida.
The arrest was made
by Bronson's Office
of Agricultural Law
Enforcement, when officers at
the 1-75 Interdiction Station
in Hamilton County shortly
before noon today inspected a
truck-trailer that the suspect
was driving. While paperwork
in the truck indicated that
the vehicle was hauling fur-
niture, a visual inspection of
the cargo determined that the
.truck was carrying several'
boxes, where an estimated 87

pounds of high-grade mari-
juana was concealed.
The suspect -- Juan R.
Ventura, 36, ofPaterson. New
Jersey -- was booked into
the Hamilton County Jail on
charges of trafficking in mari-
juana, possession of a con-
trolled substance and driver
license related charges.
Bronson credited the
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement, the U.S. Drug
Enforcement Administration
and the Hamilton County
Sheriff's Department for its
assistance in the case.
The arrest and seizure
caps a busy three-and-a-half
year stretch at the depart-
ment's 23 interdiction sta-
tions, where officers have
recovered an estimated $23

million in drugs, stolen goods'
and contraband at the loca-
tions. Individual seizures have
included a $7 million cocaine
shipment, $600,000 in stolen
medicines, 60 large-screen
televisions and a truckload of
stolen computer chassis.
Designed historically to
keep plant and animal pests
and diseases out of Florida
by inspecting the more than
10 million commercial vehi-
cles, that enter or leave the
state each year, the stations'
are playing an increasingly
important role in homeland
security efforts, as officers
have detained several truck-
loads of illegal aliens in addi-
tion to the seizure of drugs
and stolen goods.


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Benefactors: Jane and Earl Miller
Gold Sponsors: TryAngle Travel
Silver Sponsors: Panache Tent & Event
Sunbelt Business Brokers
Bronze Sponsors: Bayside Savings Bank
One Source Mortgage
Capital City Bank
Progress Energy
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SPECIAL THANKS ALSO TO: Ed Tiley our Emcee & Auctioneer; Les Heard for donating the Corvette; Alex Moody and Santa; Debbie
Hooper, photographer; South Gulf County Volunteer Fire Department; Provisions for the delicious food; Panache Tent & Event for our glam-
orous decorations; Sam and Jeanette Amerson for the abundance of shrimp; Lorinda Gingell, auction clerk; Chuck at The Coast; C R Smith
for porta potties; Gulf County Sheriff's K-9 Unit; Rick Lamerson for our website, St. Joe News Network; Scallop Cove BP; The City of Port
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Gulf County Honor Rolls

Port St. Joe
The following students
made the honor roll for the
1st nine weeks at Port St. Joe
1st Grade All A's:
Josie Adsit, Claudia
Alcorn, Mary Barwick, Braden
Baumgardner, Pete Bernal,
A.J. Brake, Jordan Cadorna,
Ashton Childress, Alexis
Combs, Cheyenne Crum,
Grace Cryderman, Burke
Godwin, Andrew Harcus,
Teiyahna Hutchinson, Brooks
Kennington, Cullen Kerigan,
Ethan Lafountaine, Lacey
Linton, Lashavion McCloud,
Destiny Minchew, Kaylin
Morgan, Marcella Phelps,
Zykeriah Pittman, Lexie Plair,
Bryce Register, Jacob Renfro,
Allie Roberts, Isaiah Russ,
Ruthie Sherman, Devlyn


Wallace, Lillie Whitfield, Alexis
Wilson, Blake Wood
1st Grade A's & B's:
Brandon Brant, Luke
Caldwell, Joseph Clayton,
Jenny Comeaux, Jessica
Davis, Zach Egano, Chicago
Gainer, James Giles, Yesenia
Gonzalez, Tyler Harwood,
Nicholas James, Katelyn Jones,
Reese Jones, Dakarian Larry,
Cheyenne Nelson, Caleb Othic,
Rowan Paul, Parker Phillips,
Dylan Robinson, Bennett
Sauers, Mya Schram, Michael
Sherrill, Savannah Swartz, Cole
Thursby, Jonnolan Treglown,
Hunter Ward, James White,
Sean Williams
2nd Grade All A's:
Riya Bhakta, Kristen Bird,
Dalton Brammer, Chloe Burke,
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Emma Doran, Mary Claire
Finlay, Elizabeth Furstenberg,
Cheyanne Hanlon, Maxwell
Harrison, Amber Hunt, Giana
Koce, Hayden Lee, Katilyn
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2nd Grade A's & B's:
Traykal Boykins, Chris
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Zack Combs, Hunter Cook ,
Christian Coursey, Ziya Fedd,
Gabriel Forehand, Caden
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Robert Jones,' Rebecca Kerigan,
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Amity Mullen, Karla Palacios,
Spencer Raffield, June Rhyne,
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Jasmine Speegle, Jarvis Spires,
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3rd Grade All A's:
Kyran Batson, Brooke
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Morgan Gant, Chase Gude,
Delilah Harrison, Katie
Nobles, Will Ramsey, Caroline
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3rd Grade A's & B's:
Jeremy Ard, Kristiana
Arnold, Sloan Bozeman,
Heather Brant, Alexis
Brinkmeier, Sergio Clemons,
Savannah Gibson, Sophie
Harrison, Hallie Hartman,
Chris Hemanes, Cassie Julian,
Cierra Kent, Christina Laplante,
Katelyn Lewis, Kayleigh
Maxwell, Shaye McGuffin,
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First Grade All A's:
Brianna Bailey, Autumn
Bragg, Jonah Bidwell, Mariah
Brown, Sha Mario Cole, Austin
Haddock, Savannah Harrison,
Eddie Hunter, Katelyn Hysmith,
Flower Loveless, Brooke
McMillian, Jocelyn Minchew,
Katie Nunnery, Hannah Pool,
Anna Setterich,, Emily Sims,
Kendrick Sims, Rylee Waters,
Kaleb Zick
First Grade A's and B's:
Sabra Aker, Ise'antice
Barnes, Zachery Barnes, Tia
Shuenna Black, Takalynn
Carter, Matthew Chase, Alyssa
Clark, Malachi Davenport,
Austin Garrett, Garreth Hamm,
Dakota Hornsby, Madison Kent,
Michael Mincey, Blake Nunery,
Brandi Purswell, Gabrielle
Pynes, EmilyRoberts, Christian
Smith, Ashley Whitehurst,
Natalie Wood
Second Grade All A's:
Spencer Bailey, Dakota
Bryant, Elizabeth Cutchens,
Dominic- -Demunch, Shawn
Elia, Hope Freeman,--Jacob
Gibbs, Alana Hamm, Blake
Harrison, Lindsey Hightower,
Annabelle Hjort, Cassidy House,
Nathaniel Lister, Savanna
Lwrey, Kody Martin, Grady
McDaniel, Benjamen Mombi,

Kelsea Norris, Alyssa Owens,
Emily Palmer, Burley Parker,
Emily Peavy, Gregory Pettite,
Samantha Pitts, Chester Quick,
David Roberts, Keilani Stoker,
Trent Tibbits, Isaiah Vickery,
Cassandra Whittington
Second Grade A's and B's:
Corvell Ash, Curtis Cantley,
Brendan Crane, Michael
Hazlett, Ethan Hinote, Jade
McLemore, Haley Meredith,
Connor Mills, Clayton Odom,
Tyler Parrish, Tyler Raffield,
Kimberly Sims, Travis Slentz,
C'Nyja Stewart, Adam Strange,
Makena Taaunton, Paul Wentz
Third Grade All A's:
Austin Chase, Caleb
Clary, Zachary Cox, Thomas
Haddock, Hunter Hysmith,
Jenna Jensen, Charles Laird,
Destiny McLemore, RahulNana,
Braydon Nunnery, Destanie
Parrish, Alexandra Paul, Parla
Peavy, Austin Purswell, Justin
Third Grade A's and B's:

Nunez, Jordan Peterson, Chad
Quinn, Clay Raffield, Dylen
Simpson, Madison Wilson,
Ashleigh Young
4th Grade All A's:
Cameron Alcorn, Brandi
Barnes, Dallas Bird, Chelsie
Brant, Morgan Butts, Cole
Cryderman, Lindsay Furr,
Caleb Greenwood, Gabriel
Hendry, Megan Hubbard,
Janel Kerigan, Ilianna Maestri,
Karilynn Samuelson, Reed
Smith, Damien Wallace, Dave
Warriner, McKayla Woodham,
Nicole Windolf
4th Grade All A's and B's:
Jared Abert, Dayja
Adams, Emily Balestracci,
Hunter Baumgardner, Krystal
Beard, Stephanie Brinkmeier,
Michael Cox, Cole Dew,
Casey Garrett, Bethany Hall,
Caleb Hallman, Zac Jasinski,
Marquez Johnson, Miranda
Joyner, Rebecca King, Kenny
Bradley, Chelsea Kuhlman,

Monica Collinsworth, Trace
Flowers, Joshua Gortt, Mason
Green, Coty Hamilton, Tanner
Harden, Megan Hawthorne,
Hunter Holley, Rheanna Linton,
Austin Malcom, Cody Mills,
Lyndsey Moss, Desiree Outlaw,
Jonathan Palmer, Mallory
Peak, Sumer Pridgeon, Julia
Roderick, Peter Setterich, R.J.
Strickland, Ryan Teall, Tara
Walding, Jordan Williams
Fourth Grade All A's:
Justin Barrier, Larson
Bozeman, Kristen Brown,
Hanah Chaudhry, Breanna
Clemmons, James Gainnie,
Colby Gay, Brittany Griffin,
Jacob Griffin, Samantha.
Hoover, Timesha Huyghue,
Kaitlynn Norris, Christian
Owens, Brian Parker, Brea
Ropelis, Brett Satterfield, Kayla
Stanley, Makenna Waters,
Cheslee Williamson
Fourth Grade A's and B's:
Clay Brock, Brenda
Brown, Bryce Chancey,
Joseph Cuchens, Brittany
Houston, Skylar Destifino,
Kevin Gilmore, Trevor Green,
Brittany Hamm, Blake Kemp,

Port St. Joe Middle School

All A's
Lucas Adams, Sophia
Adsit, Dallas Burke, Jacklyn
Cotlns-worth, ----Stefani
Furstenburg, Megan Gannon,
Erin Kennedy, Russell Miller,
Charlotte Murnari, Sarah
Murnan, -Caitlin Rich, John
Shoaf. Tiffany Varnes, Barbara
A's and B's
Jared Arnold, Ethan
Balestracci, Ethan Bamburg,
Javarri Beachum, Devin
Bhakta, Kyle Biggins, Adrian
Browning, Evan Brumbaugh,
Alexis Buck, Corey Burke,
Blaine .-Bush, Alyssa Catha,

Justin Causseaux, Connor
Clark, Austin Clayton, Carley
Clemonts, Jackson Combs,
Cody Cook, Kristi Davis,
Maverick Dugger, Emily
Dykes, Lilla Dykes, Kristina
Furstenberg, Chase Galloway,
Nicolette Haddock, Arnisha
Harris, Alyson Harvey, Dylan
Hester. Michelle Hiscock,
Matthew Howze, Zach Howse,
Zach Hunter, Heather King,
Karah Kubisz, Thomas
Kuhlman, Katie Lacour, Avery
Little, Nathanial Maestri,
Lindsay Martin, Daniel May,
Amber McCullough, Jenni
McLemore, Catherine McNeil,

Justin Martin, Haley McCroan,
Suede Nolan, Hayden Palmer,
Joe Price, Shannon Pridgeon,
Billy Quaranta, John Simpson,
Davida Tschudi, Walt Wilder,
Haley Wood
5th Grade All A's:
Bryce Godwin, Drew
Lacour, Ashlin Morgan, Sawyer
Raffield, MaKayla Ramsey,
Nicholas Renfro, Anastasia
Thomason, Dantasia Welch
5th Grade All A's & B's
Akasia Bailey, Annalisa
Childress, Tyler Eddy, Nicole
Endres, Heather Faircloth,
Brandon Hall, Allison Howze,
Brittany King, Cailyn Laplante,
Nicholas Lewis, Kayla Lindsey,
Morton McLemore, Antonio
Moree, Katerina Nelson, Caleb
Odom, Sydney Owens, Angel
Padilla, Morgan Palmer, James,
Pate, Anastasya Paul,. Maya
Robbins, Tori Thomas, Dina'
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Haleigh McDaniel, Amanda
Moore, Triston Nunery, Robin'
Outlaw, Ivy Paul, Rashard
Ranie, Jermaine Robinson, Tia
Roney, Kiana Rouse, Kristin'
Stephens, Ivy Suber, Gabrielle
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Chelsea Cook, Jacob Goodwin,
Jonathan Griffin, Abriale' -
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Collins, Johnna Florio, Jont
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November 10th : Veteran's Day Assembly at 9:00 a.m.
November 15th : Progress Reports Issued
November 21st: Half-Day
November 22nd-24th: Thanksgiving Holiday, No School
November 27th: Science Fair projects are due at 8:00 a.m.
November 28th: Muffins for Mom from 7:30-8:00 a.m.
November 29th: Donuts for Dad from 7:30-8:00 a.m.
November 30th: Science Fair Awards Dinner at 6:00 p.m.

ed project and conducted an
experiment will then be able to
compete in the judged Science
Fair on Thursday, November
30. An awards ceremony and
open house will be held the
30th at 6:00 p.m. to announce
the judges' results.
Science fair related infor-
mation and paperwork is
available online at http://les-
sonplans.gulf.k12.fl.us under
Polly Edmiston.
Parents please join your
students on November 28th
and 29th for our Annual
Muffins for Mom on November
28th at 7:30-8:00 a.m. and
Donuts for Dad on November
29th at 7:30-8:00 a.m.
Parents and students: it
is never too early to start 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

Reader's Theatre

Sixth grade students in
Ms. Cameron Totman's reading
class presented a wonderful
Readers' Theater performance
of "The Thing That Glows
in the Dark" and "The Little
Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid
of Anything." Their audience
was the combined kindergar-
ten classes of Wewahitchka
Elementary School.

Students in our middle
school and high school just
returned from the WILDS,
a Christian camp in North
Carolina. Each year, we rate
the trip based on the student's
comments. Justin Kilgore
said at one of the meals, "As a
Christian, you get to go to heav-
en AND the WILDS!" During
our Thursday evening devotion
time, the students were given a
chance to share what .they had
learned from the week at camp.
Tyler Sarmiento said, "I have
nothing to say [except] it was all
The Giant Swing was con-
quered by first time counselor
Debbie Burch. Needless to say,
her hair style changed after the
ride!! Everyone had fun!
The WILDS was also a time
of spiritual and Biblical growth.
This is what some of the stu-
dents had to say about their
experience there: "Wow! Matt's
message was really good!" "I
like what Rand had to say this
morning. It was so impor-
tant." "I was impressed with
the music."
Following the Thursday
night service, the students
had the opportunity to share
what they learned and what
they would bring back to Port
St. Joe. Most of the students
committed to working on their
devotional life, spending 20
minutes a day in God's Word
for the month of November.
These students believe that God
wants them to grow in their
Christian walk and be bold in
sharing the Gospel. Of course,
this is our prayer.
Speaking of prayers, please
pray for Sarah Smith our first
casualty in 23 years. She shat-

Beginning Monday,
November 6th, the SGA will
be sponsoring a food drive for
Thanksgiving. Each student
is asked to bring in canned
food or dry food items such
as rice or noodles to their 1st
period class. This drive with
last until November 20th and
a winner will be announced on
November 27th. The SGA will
reward the winning 1st period
class with a Hungry Howie's
Pizza Party. Please bring in
canned goods and dry food to
help support this food drive
and provide food for people
less fortunate than we.
Any girl interested in par-
ticipating in "Miss Florida
Forgotten Coast" calendar con-
test and "Christmas Pageant"
may pick up an application in
the front office.
Science Fair Projects are
due at school at 8:00 a.m.
on Monday, November 27.
Students will be able to bring
all their experiment materials
and set up with them. All stu-
dents will give an oral presen-
tation of their project in their
class during the week. Those
students that have a complet-

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Washington High students to
the first ever Washington High
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24 at the Washington
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social events going on that
week-end including: Kids Fun
Day, Reunion dance & and
much more...

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Friday, November 24
Time: 6:00p.m.- 12:00a.m.
Admission: $10.00
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have surgery. She's a trouper
and a "survivor."
This annual trip is always
a blessing. Thanks to all of the
chaperones Debbie Burch,
Lacy Carter, Mike Dunn, and
Tony Sarmiento for this
year's retreat. A big thank you
also goes to Tony and Kathie
Sarmiento for the use of their
van and to our friends at Long
Avenue Baptist Church for the
use of their van as well.
Faith Christian School will
be having a book fair November
7 to November 10, from 8:00
A. M. to 3:00 P M. in the school
library. Books are always a
wonderful gift for children,
and the holidays are quickly
approaching. We will have an
excellent selection of books.
Donating books to the library
in your child's name would also
be appreciated, as this enables
us to add new selections to our
shelves. When you think of a
child's gift, think Book Fair.
Everyone is welcome!
Operation Christmas Child
shoe boxes, sponsored by
Franklin Graham's Samaritan's
Purse organization, are due
November 13. They must be
shipped early in order to be
delivered on time. Please include
a $7.00 check (made payable
to Samaritan's Purse) to cover
shipping costs. Brochures can
be obtained in the office. Let's
make this year's shipment the
best ever! Bless .the less fortu-
nate and hurting children of the
world in this wonderful way to
the glory of the blessed name of
Jesus. Let's get packing!

Third Grade Veteran's Program
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Field DAR Announcement, VFW
All veterans and guests are Announcement, Reception
invited to be a part of the cel- afterwards.
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Remember that you can
now reserve seating at our
basketball games. The season
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The cheerleaders just
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From the Office
Hopefully you've signed up
for your SATs and ACTs. Now's
the time to sign up for year-
books. There are still year-
books from last year available
for $45 in bookkeeping. They
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Sun Also Rises Over this Grill

By Tim Croft drove back to Atlanta, Patti and Dewey were

Star News Editor
Patti and Dewey Blaylock were returning
to their Atlanta home after some down time in
Port St. Joe.
Among their vacation stops was the Indian
Pass Raw Bar for an evening of food and spir-
its. That night Patti mentioned the dream she
had harbored since she was 18 of owning and
operating her own restaurant.
The dream was hard-wired into her brain.
Her grandmother was a "terrific" cook
while Patti was growing up in Niceville and had
sent an eight-year-old Patti to her first cooking
class. When she was a teenager, Patti worked in
a restaurant, performing a variety of duties and
fostering a vision.
And, also, on that night in 2000 as they

entering a time of transition.
They had already found a home roughly
250 yards from the site of their first date, snor-
keling near Tapper's Cut, which had fed a pas-
sion to return to live near St. Joseph's Bay to
facilitate a move to Port St. Joe.
The Blaylocks were also in the process
of completing the sale of Dewey's database
consulting firm which the couple operated for
more than seven years and they also were in the
process of selling their Atlanta home.
So at one point during their drive back
to Atlanta, Dewey turned to Patti and asked
if she was serious about her desire to open a
"He said, 'Well, we've done my thing, why
not do yours now?'" Patti said on a recent week-


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Seafood dots the menu and the d6cor as Sunset offers a wide variety of favorites from the sea.

Diners enjoy a luncheon

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repast and a view of the bay at Sunset Coastal Grill during a recent

day. "I'm very fortunate I had a husband who
thought about it and remembered.
"It was a great present. I don't believe I
asked for anything for Christmas that year."
The Blaylocks drew up plans for the restau-
rant the napkins at the Raw Bar provided the
blueprint paper and received and absorbed
advice from friends and acquaintances.
Patti spent weeks driving around town,
identifying potential locations.
Ultimately her search led her to Clay
Smallwood and The St. Joe Company which
happened to have three acres available down-
town on U.S. 98 at a pretty reasonable price
- particularly given what has happened to land
prices in the interim and Sunset Coastal Grill
was transformed from a. dream to a 166-seat
The menu, in turn, was largely culled from

recipes Patti and her family had perfected, from
the grouper plate to a succulent creamy sauce
of scallops and shrimp to crab cakes. Patti has
some 200 cookbooks and had been entertain-
ing at dinner parties during Dewey's business
days for years. She borrowed some favorites
from her grandmother and sister.
"I improvise a lot, based on my tastes,",
Patti said.
And four years ago next Tuesday, Nov. 14,
will mark the fourth anniversary of Sunset
Coastal Grill.
"Sometimes it feels like I've been doing this
all my life," Patti said. "Other times, I wonder
where has four years gone?
"We're still here. We're holding our own. It
is still fun."

(See GRILL on Page 14C)



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December 1-2, 2006
Schedule of events (.all times Eastern). .
December 1
all day Merchants Chiistmas Open House

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Magazine Profiles Forgotten Coast

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
With national exposure
like this, folks soon won't
remember when this part of
the world was forgotten.
For the second time in a
few months, a national maga-
zine is profiling the beaches,
sands and sun of the Forgotten
Coast amidst its glossy pages.
This time it is Coastal
Living, which offers a two-page
spread offering an appetizer of
the treats which living or visit-
ing this area can offer.
The article follows an
article in National Geographic
a few months back which
detailed the Forgotten Coast
and the efforts of The St. Joe
Company to develop its lands
while maintaining the beau-
ty and small-town feel of the
The first pages of the
Coastal Living article, dom-
inated by a man fishing in

the surf with an azure sky
and rolling waves surrounding
.him, provides a postcard to
what the magazine describes
as the "beauty and pace of Old
The article is particularly
centered on Gulf County, on
St. Joseph Peninsula and St.
Joseph's Bay.
Written by Jeff Book, the
text starts by noting that Dr.
Beach Stephen P Leatherman,
Ph.D had named the beach-
es at St. Joseph Peninsula
State Park the No. 1 beach in
America several years ago.
Book writes about the 17
miles of "sugary shore" and
the "big showy dunes fringed
with sea oats" and sand so fine
it was once shipped north by
the barrel to be sprinkled on
dance floors.
Book notes that develop-
ment remains light, popula-
tion density low and wildlife
abundant in an out-of-the-way

spot promoting nature-related
Without leaving the bay,
visitors and residents can fish
for speckled trout, redfish,
flounder, tarpon and scallops.
Dan VanVleet, owner
of Happy Ours Kayaking, is
quoted detailing the particu-
lar allure of the bay, its clear
water, sandy bottom and plen-
tiful sea grass flats.
The second set of pages
offers more postcard views,
photographed by Brit Huckaby,
from cycling the boardwalk on
the peninsula to a sunset by
the shore to the joys of flying
a kite over the sand and scrub
along the shores of the bay.
There is also an extensive
discussion of the Indian Pass
Raw Bar and its long history
and current look since being
. reconstructed after Hurricane
Dennis. '
There is also a host of
tourism information, includ-
ing places to stay while visiting
and activities in the offing, with
contact and rate information.
The article closes with a
description from the Raw Bar's
website which speaks to the
less-than-hectic pace found in
this largely unspoiled corner of
the Sunshine State.
"Throw open the car door
and kiss the ground. You are
here!" the website passage
Residents understand the
underlying message Coastal
Living is encouraging visitors
to do the same.

Vision Bank Welcomes New Vice President to Gulf County

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Florida Freedom Newspapers & Interactive is accepting
nominations for the annual Spirit of Freedom Award.
Judges will look for individuals who practice any or all of the
core values of Florida Freedom media companies.

Respect for Individual Freedom: We cherish the basic freedom
of individual expression. our individual rights to be. to think, to act.
to fulfill our destinies as we understand them knowing that our
own freedom should be limited only by the respect for the rights of
Self-Responsibility: The choices we make in life have
consequences, and we are accountable for those consequences.
Life-Long Learning: We seize the opportunity to learn to seek,
p. to listen, to grow and achieve our full potential. Learning is one of
life's highest priorities. It is constant and without end.
Community: We are community, a free association of human
beings sharing values, bonded by daily experiences and secure in
ir; the knowledge that we care for and respect each other.
Integrity: We adhere to a personal code of values. Integrity
develops out ot respect for ourselves and others, and it carries with
it a strong sense of moral responsibility. We demonstrate integrity
by striving to do what is right.

WHAT: An annual award to recognize a personisi who practices
the ideals advocated by Flcrida Freedom Newspapers &
Interactive. The regional award carries a $1.000 donation to a
charity of the winner's choi.-e, plus print and online media
WHO: Open to any indi.idual in the 10-county Florida Freedom
coverage area".
WHEN: Winner to be announced on November 30. to honor
Freedom Communications founder, R.C. Hoiles.
WHY: To shine a light on people who advance the cause of
human liberty and dignity.
HOW: Nominations may be made by an individual, a group,
organization, or business. The nomination should take the form of
a 500-word lor less essay explaining why the nominee should be
considered for the Spirit of Freedom Award.
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Port St. Joe, FL- Vision
Bank, is pleased to announce
the arrival of Kyle Adkison
y as a new member of its Gulf
County team.
Adkison is a longtime resi-
dent of Gulf County with a
history of community service
including work with the Lion's
Club of Port St. Joe, the Gulf
County Enterprise Zoning
Committee and the Port St
Joe Bay Country Club Board
of Directors.

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Before joining the bank,
Adkison worked for another
area bank and has three years
of lending experience. He
joins Vision Bank as a Vice
President of Construction and
Commercial Lending. Adkison
invites you to visit him at the
Port St. Joe branch so that
he can share with you how he
can 'help meet your financial

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500 words or less,
typed and submitted, with application, no later
than Friday, Nov. 10. Applications are
available on-line and at participating
newspaper and online offices.
Complete online at: each newspapers'
website, or EmeraldCoast.com.
Or Mail to:
Spirit of Freedom
215 Grand Blvd., Suite 102
Sandesin. FL 32550
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Ducks Unlimited Helps Restore Habitat

The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FFWCC) can
now better manage water and
salinity levels in the Hickory
Mound Impoundment on Big
Bend Wildlife Management
Area. The Impoundment
will provide 1,834 acres
of essential habitat for
migrating and winter-
ing waterfowl, shor- t
birds, wading bird-
and a variety of
other wildlife.
was originally
in 1968 and ,.,
over time :; .
storm surg- .
es, degraded
the levee and .
water control .
structures ..^
which lim- -
ited our abil-
ity to maintain 'i.
quality wild- :'
life habitat,"
said Commission
District Biologis it
David Nicholson i
"Erosion of the levee
and the continuous need
for repairs were constant
DU engineers implement-
ed a design recommended by
independent consulting agen-
cies and oversaw the construc-
tion management to improve
the infrastructure on the
Hickory Mound Impoundment.
Restoration included construc-
tion of two 1000-foot spillways,

replacement of four water con-
trol structures, installation of
one new structure, installa-
tion of more than
3,500 lin-

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the Gulf of

FFWCC will manage
the impoundment
and conduct
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of rip-rap
for bank stabili-
zation at those sites histori-
cally damaged by storms and
refurbishment of the existing
levee between the impound-
ment and adjacent marshes


downs that
will maintain diver-
sity of emergent vegetation and
promote growth of submersed
aquatic vegetation. The new
spillways were constructed
to allow the equalization of

water levels between the Gulf
of Mexico and the impound-
ment during storm surges.
The spillways also serve as
an outlet for excess water as a
storm surge subsides or after
a heavy rain, which also aids
in water level control.
"The ability to control
water and salinity levels
in an impoundment like
Hickory Mound is nec-
*., essary to maintain the
*2- value of the habitat
for waterfowl, fish
and other wildlife,"
said DU Director
of Conservation
Programs for
Florida Craig
"The restored
marsh and
improved plant
community will
provide win-
ter habitat for.
S and blue-winged
teal, wigeon,
northern pintails,
greater and lesser
scaup, ring-necked
ducks and redheads."
In addition to con-
tributions from DU and
the FFWCC, the Taylor
County Board of County
Commissioners, Anderson
Columbia and grants received
from the National Fish and
Wildlife Foundation and the
North American Wetland
Conservation Act (NAWCA)
provided funding for this
project. Overall NAWCA has
helped create hundreds of

partnerships throughout
North America to deliver on-
the-ground conservation proj-
ects with multiple benefits for
both wildlife and people.
Big Bend WMA is open
to the public and the FFWCC
allows hunting of various
game animals on the prop-
erty. Permitted activities in the
Hickory Mound Impoundment
include waterfowl hunting,
crabbing, shrimping, fishing
and wildlife observation. For
additional details concerning
Big Bend WMA or other lands
managed by FFWCC, go to
In Washington, D.C., DU
governmental affairs staff
works with Congress in sup-
port of annual funding for
NAWCA. To date, NAWCA has
helped fund more than 1,500
wetland projects on over 20

million acres in all 50 states,
every province of Canada and
areas of Mexico. Thousands
of partners, including pri-
vate landowners, corpora-
tions and state governments
have worked together to con-
serve wildlife habitat through
NAWCA grants.
For more information on
NAWCA, go to www.ducks.org/
With more than a million
supporters, Ducks Unlimited
is the world's largest and most
effective wetland and water-
fowl conservation organiza-
tion. The United States alone
has lost more than half of its
original wetlands nature's
most productive ecosystem -
and continues to lose more
than 80,000 wetland acres
each year.

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Community, Migrant,
Public Housing and Homeless
Health Centers are working
hard to treat and prevent dia-
betes,-a disease that dispro-
portionately affects minori-
'ties and is the sixth 'leading
cause of death in the United
States." There are. over 20.8
million Americans living with
diabetes, accounting for 7% of
the total U.S. population. Of
these 20.8 million, an estimat-
ed 6.2 million people are undi-
agnosed..Diabeies is also one.
of the most prevalent chronic
diseases among health center
patietI s.
"%Vewahijtc hka Medical
Center sees a lot of Idiabetic
patients who have been living
with the disease but were never
\ tested," said Jeff Ankderson.
Vice President of Operations.
"\V'e not only. provide the test-,
ing, but teach them how to

manage the disease with prop-
er nutrition, exercise and reg-
ular testing. The health center
model is' focused on quality,
patient-centered, preventive
care, so that chronic diseases
never reach the acute stage
where the treatment is costlier,
and less effective."
Health center patients with
diabetes fare better, thanks to
the preventive care that health
centers offer. Health center
patients are two time more
likely to have glycohemoglo-
bin tests performed at regu-
lar intervals than the national
norms, and are better able to
avoid the complications that go
along \lli thte disease, accord-
ing to the Health Services and
* Resources Administration
(HRSA), which administers
the Federal health centers pro-
gram. Part of the credit goes
toward, the work of Diabetes

Collaboratives at. health cen-
ters across the country. The
Diabetes Collaboratives are
part of a national effort to
reduce the health. dispari-
ties among minority and low-
income populations. Compared,
to non-Hispanic whites, non-
Hispanic blacks are 1.8 times
more likely to. have diabetes,
Hispanic/Latinos are 1.7 times
more likely,, and American
Indians and Alaska Natives
are 2.2 times more likely to be
It was estimated that in
2002, diabetes accounted for
approximately 19% of national
health care expenditures, total-
ing$92 billion. However, many
of the complications that drive
up the cost of diabetes, such as
heart disease and nontraumat-
ic amputations, can be pre-
vented though early detection,
improved delivery of care, and

better education of patients on
self-management: November
is National Diabetes Awareness
Month. If you think you might
have diabetes, please schedule
a visit at Wewahitchka Medical
Center, by calling 639-5828, to
get tested.




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Affordable Housing Coalition Annual Meeting

What a difference a year makes. The Gulf County Community
Development Corporation (GCCDC) and the Gulf County
Affordable Housing Coalition are hosting their annual meeting,
November 17. Our partners at the Florida Housing Finance
Corporation and the Florida Housing Coalition will be our guest
speakers. The Gulf County CDC works closely with our state
housing partners to find new solutions to meet Gulf County's
housing needs. Our guest speakers are trailblazers in affordable
housing policies and practices. They will update us on the latest
housing programs and their particular areas of expertise. See
attached bios and photos.

What: Gulf County Affordable Housing Coalition Meeting
When: Friday November 17, at 10 a.m. 2 p.m.
Guest Speakers include:
Lanie Lowery, RCL Consulting Homeownership Programs
Dayatra Orduna, Florida Housing Coalition SHIP Program
Keynote Speaker:
David Westcott, Florida Housing Finance Corporation
Where: Gulf Coast Community College 3800 Garrison Avenue,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

David Westcott
- Deputy Development Officer

David Westcott became
Deputy Development Officer
of Homeownership Programs
at Florida Housing Finance
Corporation in October 2005.
In that capacity, he oversees
the Single Family Mortgage
Revenue Bond Program, the
Down Payment Assistance
Program, the Mortgage
Credit Certificate Program,

the Homeownership Loan
Program, the Homeowner
Pool Program, the Home
Again Disaster Recovery Loan
Program, and the Community
Workforce Housing Innovation
Pilot Program. Prior to his
appointment as Deputy
Development Officer, he
served as Florida Housing's
Multifamily Bonds Program
Administrator for four years,
and was responsible for
administering all aspects
of the Multifamily Mortgage
Bond Program. Before that,
he practiced real property and
administrative law in both the
public and private sectors. Mr.
Westcott received his Bachelor
of Science in Political Science
in 1988 and his J.D., with
Honors, from Florida State
University in 1991.


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Lainie Lowery is the presi-
dent of RCL Consulting and
Management, Inc., a private
consulting firm specializing in
the development and financ-
ing of single family affordable
housing. Her clients include
for profit and non-profit
organizations and local gov-
ernments. Ms. Lowery has
worked with numerous devel-
opers throughout the state to
acquire funding to be utilized
for the construction of new
housing or to pass through to
the homebuyer ultimately buy-
ing down their mortgages. Ms.
Lowery is very experienced
and familiar with a number
of different types of funding
sources, including Florida
Housing Finance Corporation's
Homeownership Loan Program

and Predevelopment Loan
Program, Federal Home Loan
Bank's Affordable Housing
Program, Predevelopment
Loan Program and First Time
Homebuyer Program. Ms.
Lowery is dedicated in provid-
ing assistance to help to find
long term solutions to resolve
the affordable housing crisis
throughout the state.

Dayatra M. Ordufia
Technical Advisor

Ms. Ordufia is a Technical
Advisor for the Florida Housing
Coalition with over ten years
of experience in the area of
affordable housing and local
government. She possesses an
extensive amount of expertise
in working with lenders, con-
tractors, attorneys, nonprofit
sponsors, diverse communi-
ties, local elected officials,
and title agencies. During
her tenure with the Florida
Housing Coalition, Dayatra
has assisted in facilitating
and serving as a trainer for
the Coalition's catalyst work-
shops, focusing her instructive
attention on income qualifica-
tion, compliance, and owner
occupied housing rehabilita-
tion.- As a certified housing
counselor, she also provides
training on effective homebuy-

er counseling and education.
The technical assistance that
Ms. Ordufla provides focus-
es on meeting the needs of
each individual community
and improving internal sys-
tems for nonprofits and local
governments. In addition, she
lends her hand to encouraging
partnerships on every level,
effectively working with com-
munities and local elected
officials to enhance rehabilita-
tion strategies, develop capac-
ity building, working closely
with local government staff
and administer general hous-
ing programs. Prior to joining
the Coalition, she served as
the Finance Officer for the City
of Lakeland Housing Division,
which implemented purchase
assistance and rehabilitation

Youth Across America Celebrate SADD's

SADD Chapters Plan Special
Event to Reflect on the Past
and Raise Awareness About the
Serious Challenges Still Facing
Teens Today

Marlborough, MA (October 30,
2006) For more than a quarter-
century, SADD (Students Against
Destructive Decisions) has been
empowering students to make
a difference in the lives of their
peers, saving thousands of young
lives along the way. "SADD Turns
25: Lighting the Way," a nationwide
event, offers SADD students and
their schools and communities
an opportunity to celebrate this
success and light the way for the
next 25 years.
"SADD is a constant reminder
for teens to lead a safe, healthy
lifestyle and to help our friends
make the right choices, too," said
Daniel Vocelle of Vero Beach,
Florida, SADD National Student of
the Year. "We are students standing
up to make a difference."

Nationwide Celebration
During the week of October
30 through November 3, SADD
chapters will hold themed activities
focusing on key issues such as
underage drinking, other drug use,

and safe driving. Many chapters are
also holding special ceremonies
on November 2, "SADD Lantern
Night." SADD students will bring
together community members,
including law enforcement officers,
teachers, parents, and local elected
"It's a call to. action to
address the serious challenges
facing young people," Vocelle
added. To make the event even
more memorable and symbolic,
homemade lanterns -will be lit,
signifying hope and remembrance
and their commitment to keep
youth safe. Governors and mayors
across the country have issued
SADD Day proclamations.
"SADD's twenty-fifth birthday
is an opportunity to both celebrate
and to reflect: to celebrate the
accomplishments of hundreds of
thousands of teens and adults over
a quarter-century and to reflect on
the work that remains to be done,"
stated Penny Wells, president
and executive director of SADD.
"Through consistent, thoughtful
and creative contributions by
young people empowered to help
their friends, we will continue to
make strides in saving teen lives."
One of the largest SADD
Birthday celebrations will be

held in Vermont. On November 2,
Wells will join youth from across
Vermont, for a press conference
and lantern ceremony on the steps
of the State House in Montpelier.
Students representing almost
every SADD chapter in the state
will attend.

The History of SADD
SADD was founded at
Wayland High School in Wayland,
Massachusetts, in the fall of 1981
following the tragic deaths of two
students in separate alcohol-
related crashes that happened
less than two weeks apart. Hockey
coach Bob Anastas and a group
of students decided to name their
group Students Against Driving
Drunk to capture the responsibility
teens themselves had for their
behavior. "If the problem is mine,
then the solution lies with me"
became their popular slogan.
Realizing that parents needed to
be more involved with their teens,
a contract called the "Contract for
Life" was developed and continues
to be widely usedktoday.

Making a Difference
This unique student-led effort
turned into a national movement. In
SADD's first two years, 6,000 high

schools across the country created
chapters. Even more important,
the number of teen deaths from
drunk driving started dropping.
In 1981, about half the states had
drinking ages under 21. "Drunk"
driving was the number-one killer
of teens more than 100 teens per
week were killed in alcohol-related
crashes. Over the next 10 years,
through the efforts of SADD and
similar organizations, the number
of teen deaths dropped by almost
60 percent.
In 1997, in response
to feedback from students
themselves, SADD expanded its
mission and adopted a new name,
Students Against Destructive
Decisions, Today, there are more
than 10,000 chapters in middle
schools, high schools, and
colleges. While reducing impaired
driving remains a focus, SADD
is dedicated to preventing all
behaviors and attitudes that are
harmful to young people, including
underage drinking, other drug use,
and teen violence and suicide.
More- information about
SADD is available at www.sadd.
org. To find a SADD Birthday
event planned in yoiir area, contact
Jennifer Baylis at 1-877-SADD-
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A panel of envi-
ronmentalists will
meet at the Florida
State University
College of Law 3:30
5 p.m. Nov. 7 to
discuss the use of
marine reserves as
fishery and ecosys-
tem management .
Specifically, the
participants will
discuss the scien-
tific basis for using
marine reserves in
fishery and eco-
system protection
management, the
legal authority for
creation of marine
reserves and some
of the controversial
aspects of marine
The forum,
sponsored by the
College of Law and
the Environmental
and Land Use
Section of The
Florida Bar, will be
held in Room 101,
B.K. Roberts Hall. A reception
will 'follow in the D'Alemberte
* The panelists include:
S- Biological Science
Professor Felicia Coleman,
director of the Florida State
University Coastal Marine
Laboratory, who researches
population ecology of-reef fish-
eries and has a long-stand-
ing interest in how science


is incorporated into fishery
management and reflected in.
governmental policy.
Professor Robin Craig,
the Attorney's Title Insurance
Fund Professor at the FSU
College of Law, who is nation-
ally recognized for her work
with the Clean Water Act, the
connection of fresh water reg-
ulation to ocean water qual-
ity, marine biodiversity and
marine protected areas and

Farm-City Week

Autumn is a time of opti-
mism for Florida farmers
as they prepare to harvest
their winter crops to feed the
nation. Fall also brings the
annual Farm-City Week, which
will be observed November 17-
23, and Florida Agriculture
Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson is urging Floridians
to take the opportunity to
reflect on the interdependence
of farmers, consumers and
all those whose efforts make
Florida's agricultural system
work. .
"'Every year, Farm-City
Week reminds us all -- rural
and urban residents alike --
that we live and work togeth-
er in the same environment,
and depend on each other,"
Bronson said.
Farm-City. Week start-
ed by the. National Farm-City
Council and promoted nation-
ally by the American Farm
Bureau -- is observed the seven
days leading up to and includ-
ing Thanksgiving. Under the
theme "Partners in Progress,"'
Farm-City Week salutes all
those who work as part of the
complex network that brings
food.from the field to the table.
These "Partners in Progress"
include farmers and ranchers,
researchers, processors, bro-
kers, truckers and shippers.
advertisers, wholesalers and
retailers. This network results
in numerous benefits to soci-
ety by providing an abundance
and variety of food as well as
products used to make cloth-
ing, housing, medicines, and
countless other, items used
"The key is the interdepen-
dence among those who pro-
duce the products, those who
consume the products, and all
those in the production and
marketing chain between the
producer and consumer," said
Bronson. "These vital farm-
Scity partnerships -- with rural
and urban communities work-,
ing together -- have made the
most of -our rich agricultural'
resources, and they continue
to contribute to our health and
well being and to the strength.
-'of our economy." .., .
SBronson also urged
'Floridians to visit their local.
Community farmers' markets
./during the fall and winter to
enjoy' fresh Florida fruits and
vegetables at the peak of fresh-
ness'and wholesomeness.
Shopping at farmers' mar-
.kets is -a growing trend in
Florida, and the number of
farmers' markets in the state.
has doubled in the last 10
years. Mbre than 70 commu-
n it farmers' markets are listed
with. the Florida Department
of Agriculture and Consumer
* Services. Half of Florida's 67
counties have farmers' mar-
kets.' -
"The increasing popularity
Sof-farmers' markets is due to
Sa. 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.
"There tends to be a
social aspect to the markets,"
,'Bronson said. "The historic
ties-between farmer and con-
sumer are restored."'.
'Florida's. 44,000 coam-
mercial farmers grow more
than 280 different crops. Year
round, Florida ranks No. 2
nationally in the U.S. pro-
'duction of fresh vegetables.
Florida provides 80 percent'
of the fresh vegetables grown
in the United States during
January, February and March
of each year. Florida agricul-
ture has an estimated overall
economic impact of more than
$87 billion.annually.


To Discuss Fisheries

water resource protection.
Charles Shelfer, deputy
general counsel of the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission, who also
serves as counsel to the
Division of Marine Fisheries
David White, director
of the Southeast Atlantic and
Gulf of Mexico Regional Office
of The Ocean Conservancy,
who advocates for expanded
use of marine zoning and eco-
system-based management to
conserve fish populations and
marine ecosystems.
Professor Donna
Christie, the Elizabeth C. 'and
Clyde W Atkinson Professor at
the FSU College of Law, who

is an authority on legal issues
surrounding ocean and man-
agement law and co-author
of the leading textbook in the
field. She will serve as the
forum moderator.
Florida Bar CLE credit is
To reserve a seat at this
event, please contact Meghari
McQuellon, Environmental
and Land Use Law Program
administrator, at (850) 644-
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Counting on Bird Counters in the Southeast

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Northern Cardinals were
reported at more feeders in the
Southeast last winter than any
other species. Close behind in
the rankings were Mourning
Dove, American Goldfinch,
CarolinaChickadee, andTufted
Titmouse. These rankings are
based on reports to Project
FeederWatch, a popular
citizen-science project from
the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
that helps answer questions
about bird populations.
According to project leader
David Bonter, counts were
below normal last winter. 'A lot
of people from Florida and the
Carolinas, west to Arkansas,
Mississippi, and Louisiana
reported fewer birds at the
start of the last FeederWatch
season. That may have been
a result of the relatively mild
temperatures," said Bonter.
Feeder activity did pick up
as the winter progressed but
numbers of some species

were still rnrl dlv lo.ver .'. .
than norm al, I li ii .l,.
Jays. Dark-ey( 1 .iiii.. :.- I
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reported record
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Chipping ', "
and White-
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wi n t e r. \
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the Southeast.
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spent the wirnl.t-rin ii
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instead of goti, t:, I.luir
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Bullock's Oriole visiting

a feeder in Tallahassee
when it should have
been in Mexico,"
said Bonter.
', *' participants
h a v e
more than
1.1 million
checklists to
date, helping
track changes in
F bird populations
and distribution.
People of all ages and
skill levels are welcome
to participate. To learn more
about Project FeederWatch or

to register, visit www.birds.
cornell.edu/pfw or call the
Lab toll-free at (800) 843-
2473. In return for the $15
fee ($12 for Lab members)
participants receive the
FeederWatcher's Handbook, a
poster of the most common
feeder birds, a calendar,
complete instructions on filing
reports, a subscription to the
Lab's newsletter, BirdScope,
and the FeederWatch Winter
Bird Highlights. The season
runs from November 11 to
April 6, and participants may
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"It's our 20th year," said
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Friends Of Florida State Parks Welcome New Ambassador Workers' Compensation Filing Approved:

The Florida Park Service
recentlyannounced the appoint-
ment of Roy Kimbell as the
Citizen Support Organization
(CSO) Ambassador. Kimbell
will complete the term of his
wife, former CSO Ambassador
Elsa Kimbell, who recently
passed away.
"The Kimball family has
supported Florida State Parks
for more than two decades,"
said Mike Bullock, Florida
State Parks Director. "Roy's
commitment to the park ser-
- ice and leadership experience
will expand current outreach
*efforts and strengthen initia-
tives between the parks and
the public."
Mr. Kimball is a retired
Pratt & Witney engineer and

current instructor for the
Aviation Department for Palm
Beach Community College.
He serves on the Board of
Directors for the Friends of
Jonathan Dickinson State
Parks Inc. and volunteers to
update records and assist at
events on a regular basis.
The CSO Ambassador
coordinates the Friends of
Florida State Parks statewide.
Each park's Friends group
sponsors events, develops
informative publications and
secures private park funding.
The ambassador serves as a
liaison between- the organiza-
tions and the state by provid-
ing opportunities for commu-
nication, mentoring, education
and park support.

Florida's state park sys-
tem is one of the largest in the
country with 159 parks span-
ning more than 725,000 acres
and more than 100 miles
of sandy white beach. From
swimming and diving in riv-
ers and springs to birding and
fishing or hiking and riding on
natural scenic trails, Florida's
state parks offer year-around
outdoor activities for all ages.
Battle reenactments and Native
American festivals celebrate
Florida's unique history, while
art shows, museums and light-
houses offer a window into
Florida's cultural heritage.
For information about
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Rates Set To Drop For Fourth Straight Year

Florida Insurance
Commissioner Kevin McCarty
has approved an amended
rate filing submitted by
the National Council on
Compensation Insurance
(NCCI). The action will lead
to a decrease in workers'
compensation insurance
rates by a state wide average
of -15.7 percent effective'
January 1, 2007.
The overall average rate
decrease of 15.7 percent will
produce a savings of over
$400 million for Florida
employers. This is the fourth

consecutive drop in rates
since Gov. Bush and the
Legislature passed sweeping
reforms ,to the state's workers'
compensation system in
2003. The cumulative overall
average rate decrease for the
period totals over 40 percent.
"At the time Governor-
Bush and the Legislature
finalized the landmark reforms
to the workers' compensation
system in 2003, I felt we
would see substantial rate
relief for Florida's employers
along with increased
availability of coverage,"

said McCarty. "However,
the actual results we have
experienced are nothing short
of remarkable."
McCarty asked NCCI
to amend its original filing
citing disagreements with the
methodology NCCI used to
project losses and with the
trend factors used in the filing.
Trend factors incorporate
changes in wages, paid losses
and claims frequency.
The overall average rate
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an industry group level will

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For a long time, hyp-
nosis has been the Rodney
Dangerfield of health care.
Yes, researchers have long
been curious even as they
learn more about the rela-
tionship of mind to body.
Still, among traditional
practitioners of big-money,
big-education style Western
.medicine, a practice used by
magicians and carnival trick-
sters hasn't held much sway
as serious therapy.
But that may be changing.
A growing body .of research
indicates that hypnosis can
help people quit smok-
ing, blunt physical pain and
decrease the symptoms of,
among other things, irritable
bowel syndrome. As a result,
hypnosis is popping up as a
health tool in places where it
was once shunned.
"Hypnosis puts people in a
state of hyper-relaxation," said
Stephanie Buehler, a licensed
clinical psychologist who uses
hypnosis at the Center for
Optimal Health in Irvine, Calif.
"(While under hypnosis) a lot
of the usual defenses are usu-
ally resolved, so that people
are receptive to suggestions
and more capable of incorpo-
rating them."
Researchers recently have
shown what happens in the
brains of people who are hyp-
notized. A 2005 study pub-
lished in Proceedings of the
National Academies showed
that people under hypnosis
demonstrated less activity in
the part of. the brain called
the anterior cingulate cortex
which is linked to decision-
making -- than did people'
who weren't hypnotized.
Such studies are gradu-
. ally stripping hypnosis of its
showbiz history and legitimiz-
ing it in medical oltices and
hospitals. Doctors, nurses and
psychologists increasingly use
hypnosis to complement stan-
dard treatments. Likewise, an
increasing number of patients
seek out hypnosis as an alter-
native to more invasive treat-
ments or drugs.
Buehler says she's used it
to help patients. manage pho-
bias, such as fear of flying.
"I can put (patients) under
hypnosis and desensitize them
to the entire process of getting
on the plane, the plane: taking
off, the patients being -afraid
of the flight, the plane landing
and the patients exiting. Under
hypnosis, I can teach them to
go from something they are
afraid of to a safe place. I can
teach them that they can have

some control and that they can
At Children's Hospital of
Orange County In California,
nurses and psychologists help
children manage anxiety and
pain with self-hypnosis, said
Heather Huszti, director of
training for the psychology
program at CHOC.
"It's not a substitute for
pain medications, but a way
to help medications work'bet-
ter," she explained, adding
that patients practicing self-
hypnosis sometimes require
less pain medications.
In January 2007, CHOC
will kick off a training pro-
gram to expand and deepen
its health-care givers' under-
standing and experience in
hypnosis, Huszti said.
Of late, self-hypnosis has
joined the ranks of the Bradley
Method and Lamaze as a pop-
ular tool for women to manage
the pain of childbirth.
Before getting pregnant
in 2004, Cassidy Feliciano
of Cypress, Calif., was deter-
mined to avoid epidural anes-
thesia during labor and deliv-
ery. "I didn't want any drugs
for me and my baby," she
said. So she took hypnosis-
assisted birthing classes once
a week for five weeks, start-
ing during the sixth month of
her pregnancy. Every night for
three months, Feliciano, 31,
practiced self-hypnosis tech-
When she Went into labor,
she knew how to mentally
block out the pain.
"I imagined a safe place,"
she said. "I was sitting in the
park with the baby in my arms
and my husband behind me.
The park is a place we went to
several times for picnics before
we were even pregnant. It has
a lake, with ducks swimming
around. I was sitting on a blan-
ket with my knees propped up
"and I was cradling the baby
on my lap. My husband was
kneeling behind me, his hand
relaxed on my shoulder. His
hand was my cue to go deeper
into hypnosis,"
Feliciano felt calm through-
out the process. "It was never
really painful. I felt pressure
-just pressure, even though I
had a sizable tear."
After Feliciano delivered
her son, she felt euphoric. "I
felt so empowered that my
body could do what it did and
that my mind had the power
over my body to create a pain-
less childbirth."
But some people are
more susceptible to hypnosis
than others, says Dr. David
Spiegel, a prominent hypno-
sis researcher and associate

chairman of the department of
psychiatry and behavioral sci-
ences at Stanford University.
"There's now evidence that
genetic factors play a role in
hypnotizability." Spiegel said.
"Some people have a certain
variant of the gene involved in
making the neurotransmitter
dopamine." Neurotransmitters
are chemical messengers in
the brain,
Children tend to be more
hypnotizable, Spiegel said.
Three out of four adults can
be hypnotized,
How long the effects of
hypnosis last varies. When
patients undergo hypnosis with
a psychologist and learn self-
hypnosis, they acquire tools
to help themselves, Buehler
said. Those tools cease to be
potent if patients use them
infrequently or don't seek help
when hypnosis isn't as effec-
And hypnosis doesn't
work in vacuum. Buehler
points out that people trying
to lose weight still need to
learn about proper nutrition
and exercise so that hypnotic
suggestions to make the right
food choices can work. And
people trying to quit smoking,
she said, can still benefit from
using a nicotine patch,
.Buehler cautioned that
it's important to be careful
in choosing a health-care
provider who is licensed to
practice hypnosis. There are
numerous hypnotists who can
claim to treat a host of medi-
cal conditions, but may not be
adequately trained to provide
hypnosis, Buehler said.
The first step to finding
a qualified hypnotist is to get
a referral from the American
Society of Clinical Hypnosis
and the Society for Clinical
and Experimental Hypnosis. -
Meanwhile, the research
on hypnosis continues.
More than a half-dozen
clinical trials sponsored by the
National Institutes of Health
are looking at how hypnosis
can help with preparingwomen
for childbirth, alleviating pain
during .cataract surgery, reliev-
ing hot flashes in breast can-
cer survivors, and decreasing
back pain. Researchers at the
University of Washington in
Seattle and The, Alfred hospi-
tal in Melbourne, Australia,
are conducting studies to find
out if virtual-reality-assisted
hypnosis can reduce burn vic-
tims' anxiety-and pain.
"There are studies that
show that hypnosis is stron-
ger than the placebo effect,"
Spiegel said. "It's not mind
over matter, but mind mat-

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Defensive Eating for the Holidays

You know it's coming.
Everywhere you turn, there
are sweets and treats and
indulgences: next to the
checkout register, in the
breakroom and on desks at
work, and on every end table
and countertop at every home
you visit.
When you're not having
something waved under your
nose, .you're rushing around
with the shopping and errands
and preparations, probably
not taking the time you need
to get a proper meal.
But then during
the holiday season, big,
abundant, sit-down dinners
are likely to make their way
into the schedule of even the
most harried and hurried
among us.
With all that to contend
with, many people find the

temptations too much to bear,
and simply give up on healthy
eating altogether during the
holidays. But don't surrender!
If you recognize going in that
these challenges will be there,
and arm yourself accordingly,
it needn't be the fight of your
life just getting through to

A defensive attitude
Perhaps the most
important attitude adjustment
is to be sure that you're
thinking of yourself not as
a person who is trying to
lose weight or even someone
trying to avoid junk.
If you're trying to eat
better and get healthy, then
think of yourself as a person
-who eats well and makes
healthy choices. Successful
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people do. When you walk
in to work first think in the
morning and you're faced
with a plate of frosted candy-
cane cookies, just recognize
that healthy-eating people
such as yourself just don't
eat that sort of thing for
breakfast. Smile, nod and
keep walking.
It also helps to be
forearmed with a few
defensive thoughts to call up
in case someone brings that
plate of cookies right over to
you. Think of what motivates
you to be eating better and
getting healthy to begin with.
We have our patients write
these out on index cards and
keep their top motivations
with them for quick reference
in moments of temptation.
And if someone is
particularly insistent about
trying to ply you with sweets
or goodies, be ready with a
polite way to decline. You
might want to try a few out
in advance, just so you're
ready and skilled with the
"no, thank you," defense.
But don't say, "I'm
dieting." That's only going to
invoke sympathy and good-
natured encouragement to
live a little. Remember that
you're trying to eat better
because you want to live a
little longer.

Avoidance strategies
When you're faced with
that big sit-down meal at
Grandma's, plan in advance
to NOT get so full that you're
uncomfortable. Sure, the food
is delicious and evokes all
sorts of wonderful nostalgia,
but you don't need to overeat
to enjoy the memories. Chew
slowly, savor each bite, really
appreciate those special
dishes. It's a much better way
to enjoy them than doing the
And start by taking small
servings to begin with. Many
of us were raised to "clean

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our plates," and we feel
obligated to finish whatever is
served, whether or not Mom
is watching. But if you're
full, stop. That mountain of
mashed potatoes isn't Mr.
Everest, and you don't have
to eat it just "because it's
And ask for small servings
or serve yourself in' small
portions to start with If
you're truly still hungry,
you can go back for
more. That way, you
won't be jam packed
with something
that was just filler,
leaving room for
seconds of the really
delectable dishes.
Another trick to
help slow the overeating
at holiday parties is to try
for buffetservingratherthan-
putting all the food on the
dining table.
- We actually recommend
this to patients year round,
so that when they're at home,
they fill the plates from the
stove and bring them .to the
table. That's because repeated
st-udies-have-shown that if the
food is within arm's reach,
well eat it. But if-we've got
to got and get it, we are less
likely to have more.
Even a more formal meal
can include service from, a
buffet away from the main
table. And if you're a guest,
no matter how'your host has
arranged to serve, after you've
finished eating a plate, give it
a moment to settle in before

going for more.
It takes about 30 minutes
for the hormones that signal
satiety to get the message
from the stomach to the
braintDon't keep packing just
because your brain doesn't
know your tummy-is done.
That "arm's-reach"
defense is-

useful for snacks, as well.
Look for a seat further away
from the bowl of chips and
don't stand next to the tray
of hors d'oeuvres when you're
chatting at the office party.
And if you're somewhere
that you might feel uneasy,
consider wearing something
with pockets so you can
comfortably stand with your
hands idle. Many people
munch at parties just to be
doing something, especially
if they feel uneasy in

Road rules
And finally, there are a
few other simple defenses you
can employ that will serve

you equally well at a holiday
party or if you hit the drive
through in the midst of your
Hold the sauce You
can knock 100 calories or
more off most sandwiches or
salads-not' to mention, that
pile of potatoes-by skipping
the special sauce, dressing,
or grav.
Skip the soda.- A
wide array of sodas
on the buffet
table may look
hospitable, but
regular soda will
add hundreds
of calories to
a meal. A nice
glass of ice water
goes beautifully
with any holiday meal;
unsweetened ice tea or diet
sodas are a decent second
Don't supersize Stick
to reasonable-sized portions.
Holidays are a great time for
appreciating the 'abundance
in our lives, but we can do
that without upgrading to.
'the supersize meal, either
in the drive-through or at
Gra-ndma's holiday buffet!,

Through Thick & Thin
Remind o','urself that you
don't, have to eat everything
you're served, that you can
take small servings and have
more later, and that it's okay
to say no. even if more is
offered. Holiday dining should
be a pleasure, not an. annual
experience in extreme eating.

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Notice is hereby given
that pursuant to Chapter 373,
Florida Statutes, the follow-
ing applications) for water
use permits) has (have) been
'. received by the Northwest
S -FFlorida Water Management
Application number 1 06775
.filed 10/25/2006
Ashwood Development
.Company, 1440 Dutch Valley
Place, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA
S- 30324
Requesting a maximum
withdrawal of 68,000 gallon
per day from the Surficial
Aquifer System for Landscape
Irrigation use by existing and
proposed facilities.
General withdrawal
locations) in Gulf County:
.T08S, R12W, Sec.36D
Interested persons may
object to or comment upon the
applications or submit a written
request for a copy of the staff
Sreport(s) containing proposed
*agency action regarding the
applications) by writing to the
Division of Resource Regulation
"of the Northwest Florida Water
Management District, atten-
'tion Terri Peterson, 152 Water
Management Drive, Havana,
Florida 32333-9700, but such
comments or requests must be
received by 5 o'clock p.m. on
November 23, 2006.
No further public notice
will be provided regarding
this (these) applicationss.
Publication of this notice con-
stitutes constructive notice of
'this permit application to all
substantially affected persons.
A copy of the staff reports)
must be requested in order to
remain advised of further pro-
ceedings and any public hear-
ing date. Substantially affected
persons are entitled to request
an administrative hearing
regarding the proposed agency
action by submitting a written
request according to the pro-
visions of 40A-1.521, Florida
Administrative Code. Notices
of Proposed Agency Action will
be mailed only to persons who
have filed such requests.
Publish November 9, 2006


vs. CASE NO. 06-381-CA


-. /
Whose residence are/is
DEFENDANT(S); Whose last
known residence is:
residence is:
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456
to file your answer or written
defenses, if any, in the above
proceeding with the Clerk of
this Court, and to serve a copy
thereof upon the plaintiffs attor-
ney, whose name and address
appears hereon, within thirty
days of the first publication of
this Notice, the nature of this
proceeding being a suit for fore-
closure of mortgage.against the
following described property, to'
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456
If you fail to file your answer
or written defenses in the above
proceeding, on plaintiffs attor-
ney, a default will be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint or
DATED at GULF County this
2nd day of November, 2006.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
/s/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
Publish November 9 & 16, 2006

America's Mini-Storage and
Office Complex gives Notice of
Foreclosure of Lien and intent
Storage Unit B-34
at 141 Commerce Drive,

Port St. Joe, FL 32456pwill be
-. opened'November 20, 2006 and
, merchandise sold if rent is not
'. brought up to date.
S'Publish November 9 & 16, 2006



CASE NO. 06-82 PR






The administration of
the estate of LUNNETTE H.
GIBSON, deceased, File Number
06- 82 PR is pending in the
Circuit Court for Gulf County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456. The name and
address of the personal rep-
resentative and that personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is served within three
months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must
file their claims with this Court
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent must file
their claims with this Court
The date of the first publica-
tion, of this Notice is November
9, 2006

/s/ Thomas S. Gibson
116 Sailor's Cove Drive
P. 0. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 229-8211
FL BAR NO. 0350583

/s/ Benjamin M. Gibson
2101 Constitution Drive
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Publish November 9 & 16,.2006


IN RE: The estate of
CASE NO. 06-80-PR




SThe administration of the
estate of Rayphael Lenn Tull,
deceased, File Number 06-80-
PR, is pending in the Circuit
Co4rt for Gulf County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address
of which is Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456. The names and
addresses of the petitioner and
that petitioner's attorney are set
forth below..


All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate-'on whom a copy of this
notice is served within three
months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must
file their claims with this Court
All other creditors of the
decedent- and persons having
claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent must file
their claims with this Court
The date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice is November
9, 2006.

116 Sailors Cove Drive
P. O. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 229-8211
FL BAR NO. 0037915

.164 East Morgan
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Publish November 9 & 16, 2006

BID #0607-05

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive sealed proposals from'
any person, company, or cor-
parationi interested in providing
the following:

Dispatch Map Display
System and Base Map

Specifications may be
obtained from the Office of the
Clerk of Court, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, (850) 229-6112.
Any questions regarding this
bid should be directed to E9-1-
1 Coordinator Ben Guthrie at
(850) 229-9111. ,
Please iridicate on the enve-

lope that this is a SEALED BID,
,the BID NUMBER, and what the
BID is for. The original bid
plus three (3) copies should
be included.
Bids will be received until

Friday, November 17, 2006 at
5:00 p.m., E.T. at the Office of
the Clerk of Court, 1000 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456.
Bids will be opened at this
same location on Monday,
November 20, 2006 at 10:00
a.m., E.T.
The Board reserves the
right to reject any and all bids

Isl Carmen L. McLemore,

Attest: Rebecca L. Norris,
Publish: November 9 & 16,
Ad #2006-122

'BID #0607-06

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive sealed bids from any
person, company, or corpora-
tion interested in providing the
(1) One 80' x 80' x 14' Pre-
Engineered Metal Building
Bid price to include deliv-
ery, and the delivery date must
be specified. Liquidated dam-
ages of $25.00 per day will be
assessed for each day goods
remain undelivered.
Specifications may be
obtained from the Office of the
Clerk of Court, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, (850) 229-6112.
Any questions regarding this bid
should be directed to Overstreet
Fire Chief Johnny Mize at (850)
Please indicate on the enve-
lope that thi s a SEALED BID,
the BID NUMBER, and what
the BID is for. The original bid
plus three (3) copies should be
Bids will be received until
Friday, November 17, 2006 at
5:00 p.m., E.T. at the Office of
the Clerk of Court, 1000 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456.
Bids will be opened at this
same location on Monday,
November 20, 2006 at 10:00
a.m., E.T.
The Board reserves the
right to reject any and all bids
Isl Carmen L. McLemore,

Attest: Rebecca L. Norris,
Publish: November 9 & 16,
Ad #2006-123



The Department of
Environmental Protection gives
notice of receipt of an air general
permit notification for the con-
struction of a concrete bathing
operation to Griffin Sand &
Concrete Company, Inc., for
the Griffin Sand & Concrete
Company, Inc. Wewahitchka
Plant I.c,-',-.r 1255 County
Road 286, Wewahitchka, Gulf
County. The applicant's name
'and address are: Griffin Sand
& Concrete Company, Inc.,
20301 NW Evans Avenue,
Blountstown, Florida 32424.
The permit will become
effective with the attached con-
ditions unless a, timely petition
for an administrative hearing .
is filed pursuant to Sections
120.569 and 120.57 of the
Florida Statutes before the dead-
line for filing a petition. The
procedures for petitioning for a
hearing are set forth below.
A person whose substan-
tial interests are affected by
the proposed use of the gen-
eral permit may petition for
an administrative proceeding
.under Sections 120.569 and
120.57 of the Florida Statutes.
The .petition must. contain the
information set forth below
and must be filed (received) in
the Office of General Counsel
of- the Department, 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard,
Mail Station #35, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-3000, telephone:
850/245-2242, fax: 850/245-
Petitions filed by any per-
sons other than those entitled
to written notice under sec-
' tion 120.60(3) of the Florida
-ErarLnae, n-,it be filed within
I: ( r.err, -.one) days of publica-
tion of the notice or receipt of
the written notice, whichever
occurs first. The petitioner shall
mail a copy of the petition to the
applicant at the address indi-
cated above, at the time of filing.
The failure of any person to file
a petition within the appropri-
ate time period shall constitute
a waiver of that person's right
to request an administrative
determination hearingi under
.Sections 120.569 and 120.57
of the Florida Statutes, or to
intervene in this proceeding
and participate .as a party to
it. Any subsequent interven-
tion (in a proceeding initiated
by another party) will be only
at the approval of the presid-
ing officer upon the filing of
a motion in compliance with
Rule 28-106.205 of the Florida
Administrative Code.
A petition that disputes the
material facts of entitlement to
use the air general permit must
contain the following informa-
tion: (a) The name and address
of each agency affected and
each agency's file or identifica-
tion number, if known; (b) The
name, address, and telephone
number of the petitioner, the
name, address, and telephone
number of the petitioner's rep-
resentative, if any, which shall
be the.address for service pur-.
poses during the course of the
proceeding; and an explanation
of how the petitioner's substan-
tial interests will be affected by
the agency determination; (c)
A statement of how and when
petitioner received notice of
the agency action 6r proposed
action; (d) A statement of all
disputed'issues of material fact.
If there are none, the petition
must so indicate; (e) A con-
cise statement of the ultimate
facts alleged, as well as the
rules and statutes which entitle
the petitioner to relief and (f)
A demand for, relief. A peti-
tion that does not dispute the
material facts of entitlement to
use the air general permit shall
state that no such facts are
in dispute and otherwise shall
contain the same information as'

set forth above, as required by
Rule 28-106.301 of the Florida,
, Administrative Code.
Because the administrative
hearing process is designed to
formulate final agency action,

the filing of a petition means
that the Department's final
action may be different from
the position taken by it in this
notice. Persons whose substan-
tial interests will be affected by
any such final decision of the
Department have the right to
petition to become a party to
the proceeding, in accordance
with the requirements set forth
Mediation is not available in
this proceeding.
Any party to this order has
the right to seek judicial review
of it under section 120.68 of
the Florida Statutes, by filing
a notice of appeal under rule
9.110 of the Florida rules of
Appellate Procedure with the
clerk of the Department of
Environmental Protection in the
Office of General Counsel, Mail
Station 35,3900 Commonwealth
Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida,
32399-3000, and by filing a
copy of the notice of appeal
accompanied by the applicable
filing fees with the appropriate
district court of appeal. The
notice must be filed within thirty
days after this order is filed with
the clerk of the Department.
This notification is avail-
able for public inspection dur-
ing normal business hours,
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday
through Friday, except legal
holidays, at Florida Department
of Environmental Protection,
Division of Air Resource
Management, Northwest District
Office, 160 Governmental
Center, Suite 308, Pensacola,
Florida 32502-5794.
Publish: November 9, 2006

The Port St. Joe Port
Authority will hold a special
meeting on Thursday, November
16, 2006, at 9:00 a.m. EST,
in the Conference Room, Rish,
Gibson, Scholz & Groom Law
Office, 116 Sailor's Cove'Drive,
Port St. Joe, Florida. The pur-'
pose of the meeting will be to
consider a resolution to secure
a line of credit for financing port
improvements. All who wish
may attend and be heard.
Publish: November 9, 2006

State of Florida
Department of Environmental
You are hereby noti-
fied that the Department of
Environmental Protection has
issued a coastal construction
control line permit under File
Number GU-429 to construct an
elevated swimming pool/spas
and parking garage/restau-
rant complex, a Village Center
deck, two fishing piers, other
structuires/activities, and place-
ment of fill for the WindMark
Beach development pursuant
to Section 161.053, Florida
Statutes. Project location:
Between approximately 130
feet north of the Department
of Environmental Protection's
reference monument R-15 to
0 feet north of the Department
of Environmental Protection's
reference monument R-31, in
Gulf County. Project address:
WindMark Beach, aH;,h. a ?9
(County Road 30), re:i o P.:.n
St. Joe.
The permit and construction
plans may be reviewed at the
office of the Bureau of Beaches
and .C ,.,A.i = :ten-. .-"0
West Tnrr;, -:-. S.rjeB-.- BSa
B, Tallar,-.!:-e -F..nda C'. pt,I
of the .m.r mrn tL- ..--biar.-
by contacting Valerie Jones,
Permit Manager, at the Bureau
of Beaches and Coastal Systems
at (850) 921-7849, or by writ-
ing to .3900 C.:.rar,.)nr e,.rr.
Boulevard, Mail -i .-:r. :.-.n,,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399.
Any person whose substan-
tial interests are affected by any
decision of the Department on
the application has the right to
request an administrative hear-
ing in accordance with rh- pro-
visions of Sections 1-'.' *'69 and
120.57 of the Florida Statutes.
Should. you desire an admin-
istrative hearing, your request
must comply with the provi-
sions of Rule 28-106.201 of the
Florida Administrative Code, as
indicated below. Send requests
for hearings to the Department
of Environmental Protection,
Office. of General Counsel, 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard,
Mail .Station 35, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399. The Department
must receive the request within
twenty-one (21) days after your
receipt of this notice.
When the Department
receives an adequate and timely
filed request for hearing; the
Department will request the
assignment-of an administrative
law judge. Once an administra-
tive law judge is requested, the
referring agency will take? no
further action with respect to
the proceeding except as a party
litigant, as long as. the Division
of Administrative Hearings has,
jurisdiction over the formal pro-
Rule 28-106.201(2), Florida
Administrative Code, explains
what must be included in a peti-
tion for a formal administrative
(a) The name and address of
each agency affected and each
agency's file 'or. identification
number, if known; ,
(b) The name, address,
and telephone number of the
petitioner; the name, address,
and telephone number of the
petitioner's representative, if
any, which shall be the address
for service purposes during
the course of the proceeding;
and an explanation of how the
petitioner's substantial interests
will be affected by the agency
(c) A statement of when
and how the petitioner received
notice of. the Department's
S- (d) A statement of all dis-
puted issues of material fact.
If there are none, the petition
must so indicate;
(e) A concise statement of
ultimate facts alleged, including
the specific facts the petitioner
contends warrant reversal or
modification of the Department's
proposed action;
(f) A statement of the specif-
ic rules or statute the petitioner
contends require reversal or
modification of the Department's -
proposed action, including an
explanation of how the alleged
facts relate to the specific rules
or statutes; and
(g) A statement of the relief
sought by the petitioner, stating
precisely the action petitioner
wishes the Department to take
with respect to the Department's
proposed action. ,
A person may request an
extension of time to petition
for an administrative hearing.
The person filing the request
for extension must do so within

the time limits for filing a peti-
tion described above and serve
all parties with the request.
The request must state why
an extension is needed. The
Department will grant an exten-
sion only when good cause is

If a petition or request for
extension of time is filed, fur-
ther order of the Department
becomes necessary to effectu-
ate this notice. Accordingly,
the Department's final action
may be different from the posi-
tion taken by it in this notice.
Actions undertaken by you
under this permit, pending the
lapse of time allowed for the
filing of such a request for hear-
ing, may be subject to modifica-
tion, removal, or restoration.
Failure to petition within
the allowed time frame consti-
tutes waiver of any right that
such a person has to request a
hearing under Section 120.57
of the Florida Statutes and to
participate as a party to the
proceeding. If a legally sufficient
petition for hearing is not timely
received this notice constitutes
final agency action. When this
order becomes final, any party
to the order has the right to seek
judicial review under Section
1l20.57,of the Florida Statutes
and Rule 9.030(b)(1) and 9.110
of the Florida Rules of Appellate
Procedure by filing a notice of
appeal with the Department of
Environmental Protection, Office
of General Counsel, Department
Clerk, 3900 Commonwealth
Boulevard, Mail Station 35,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399, and
with the appropriate district
court of appeal within thirty
days after this final .order is
filed with the Department Clerk.
The notice filed with the dis-
trict court must be accompa-
nied by the filing fee. specified
in Subsection 35.22(3) of the
Florida Statutes. Any subse-
quent intervention will only be
at the approval of the presid-
ing officer upon motion filed
under Rule 28-106.205; Florida
Administrative Code.
A person whose substantial
interests arrests are affected by the
Department's proposed agency
action may choose to pursue
mediation 'ascan an alternative
remedy under Section 120.573
before the thedeadline for filing
a petition. Choosing mediation
will not adversely affect the right
to a hearing if mediation does
not result in a settlement. The
procedures for pursuing media-
tion are set forth below. ,
A person may pursue medi-
ation by reaching a mediation
agreement with all parties to
the proceeding (which include
the applicant, the Department,
and any person who has filed a
timely and sufficient petition.for
a hearing) and by showing how
the substantial interests of each
mediating party are affected by
the Department's action or pro-
posed action. The agreement
must be filed in (received by)
the Office of General Counsel
of the Department at 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail
Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3000, by the same dead-
line as set forth above for the
filing of a petijon.
The agreement to mediate
must include the following:
(a) The names, addresses,
and telephone numbers of any
persons who may attend the

(bi Ti-e name, address, and
telephone number of the media-
tor selected by the parties, or a
provision for selecting a media-
tor within a specified time;
(c) The agreed allocation of
the costs and fees associated
with the mediation;
(d) The agreement of the
parties on the confidentiality,
of discussions and documents
inr.-.:.d.ac.-1 .iur.i; r-. n di.ij:on
(e) Tl-e r. te. iTn,. r. -,A p .:e-
of the first mediation session, or
a deadline for holding the first
session, if no mediator has yet
been chosen;
(f) The name of each party's
representative who shall have
the authority to settle or-recom-
mend settlement, and
(g) Either an explanation of.
how the substantial interests
of each mediating party will be
.affected by the action or pro-
posed action addressed in this
notice of intent or a- statement
clearly identifying the petition
for hearing that each party has
already filed, and incorporating
it by reference.'
(h) The signatures of all par-
ties or their authorized repre-
As provided in Section
,120.573 of the Florida Statutes,
the timely agreement of all par-
ties to mediate will toll the time
limitations imposed by Sections
120.569 and 120.57 for request-
ing and holding an adminis-
trative hearing. Unless other-
wise agreed by the parties, the
mediation must be concluded
within sixty days of the execu-
tion of the agreement. If medi-
ation results in settlement of
the administrative dispute, the
Department must enter a final
order incorporating ,the agree-,
ment of the parties. Persons
whose substantial interest will
be affected by such a modified
final decision of the Department
have a right to petition for a
hearing only in accordance with
the requirements for such set
forth, above, and must there-
fore file their petitions within
twenty-one days of receipt of
this notice. If mediation termi-
nates without settlement of the
dispute, the Department shall
notify all parties in writing that
the administrative hearing pro-
cesses under Sections 120.569
and 120.57 remain available for
disposition of the dispute, and.
the notice will specify the dead-
lines that then will apply for
challenging the agency action
and electing remedies under
those two statutes.
Publish: November 9, 2006

BID #0607-04
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive bids from any person,
company, or corporation inter-
ested in providing the following:
Paving Clay
Specifications may be
obtained from the Gulf County
Clerk's Office at 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr., Blvrd., Room 148,
Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456.
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 Thursday, November
9, 2006. Bids will be opened at
this same location on Monday,
November 13, 2006 at 10:00
a.m., E.T.
The Board reserves the
right to reject any and all bids


Attest: Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk
Ad #2006-121
Publish: November 2 & 9, 2006

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, November 9, 2006 9(

Gulf County Board 4

County Commissionu

Meeting Minutes d -

Notice. of Foreclosure of Lien
and intent to sell these vehicles
on 11/9/2006, on 09:00 a.m.
ET at 8082 W. Hwy 98, Port
St. Joe, FL 32456, pursuant to
subsection 713.78 of the Florida
reserves the right to accept or
reject any and/or all bids.
1993 Ford
Publish November 2 & 9, 2006

BANK, a Division
of Coastal Community Bank,
Plaintiff, -
Vs. CASE NO. 06-326-




312 Ashford Parkway, Atlanta,
GA 30335, and 190 Treasure
Road, Port St. Joe, Fl 32458,
Wal-Marc, Inc., a Florida cor-
poration, by service on its
President. MURIEL A. MARCUS,
190 Treasure Road, Port St. Joe,
FL 32458, and BLUE HAVEN
limited liability company, by ser-
vice on its Manager or Managing
Member, MURIEL WALTON, 190
Treasure Road, Port St. Joe, FL

action to foreclose a mortgage
on the following property in Gulf
County, Florida:

Begin at an iron pipe
marking the intersection
of the Southwesterly R/W
boundary of U.S. Highway
No. 98 with the Northerly
boundary of Fractional
Section 6, Township 7
South, Range 11 West,
Gulf County, Florida; from
said Point of Beginning run
S39D50'OO"E along said
Southwesterly R/W bound-
ary 153.27 feet to a con-
crete monument; thence
leaving said R/W boundary
run S50D10'00"W, 204.57
feet to the approximate
mean 'high water line of
St. Joseph's Bay: thence
run N39D58'14"W along
said mean high water line
152.23 feet; thence leav-
ing said mean high water
line run N49D52'28"E, -
204.94 feet to the Point of
together with a security
interest in a Florida alco-
holic beverage license
Number BEV 3300028

has been filed against you
and you are required to- serve a
copy of your written defenses,
if any, to it on Frank A. Baker,
plaintiffs attorney, whose,
address is 4431 Lafayette Street,
Marianna, Florida, 32446, on or
before December 1, 2006, and
file the original with the clerk of
this court either before service
on Plaintiffs attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against-
you for the relief demanded in
the complaint.

DATED this October
24,2006. \
As Clerk of the Court
/s/:Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
Publish November 2 & 9, 2006

The administration of the
HAMM, deceased, File Number
06-74-PR, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Gulf County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Gulf County
Courthouse 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456. The names and
addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All persons on whom this
notice is served who have objec-
tions that challenge the validity
of the will, the qualifications
of the personal representa-
tive, venue, or jurisdiction of
this Court are required to file
their objections with this Court
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a .
copy of this notice is served
within three (3) months after the
date of the first publication of
this notice must file their claims
with this Court
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must file
their claims with this Court
The date of first publica-
tion of this Notice is November
2, 2006.

Attorney for Personal
Charles A. Costin,
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Telephone: (850) 227-1159
Florida Bar No. 699070

Personal Representative:
Rebecca Weston

the side-setback with a finished
wall. Commissioner Barnes sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously (3-0).


Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to consid-
er approval of a large-scale land
use change for Ralph Rish (Par-
cel ID #02977-050R & #02977-
100R 26.05 acres in S17, S18,
S19, S20, T7S, R10W), County
Attorney McFarland read the
public hearing notice and called
for public comment. There being
no public comment, Commis-
sioner Barnes motioned to ap-
prove this large-scale land use
changing from agricultural to
mixed commercial/residential.
Commissioner Peters seconded .
the motion, and it passed unani-
mously (3-0).

-~AsII. n- us. auna

The Board addressed the fol-
lowing recommendations from
the August 10, 2006 meeting of
the Planning & Development Re-
view Board:


Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider final plat approval for B.J.
Heard & Chris King (Parcel ID
#06230-OOOR 4.5 acres in S25,
T8S, R11W 11 units), County
Attorney McFarland read the
public hearing notice and called
for public comment. There being
no public comment, Commis-
sioner Peters motioned to ap-
prove the final plat of Baywoods
subdivision, subject to all Feder-
al, State and Local, development
regulations, both stated and
unstated. Commissioner Barnes
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously, (3-0).


Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to
consider preliminary plat ap-
proval for Edward Bish (Parcel
ID #03323-175R 40.84 acres
in S32, T7S, R10W 16 'units),
County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment.
There being no public comment,
Commissioner Barnes motioned
to approve the preliminary plat
of Gulf Coast Ranches subdivi-
sion, subject to all Federal, State
and Local development regula-
tions, both stated and unstated.
Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion, and it passed unani-
mously (3-0). -


Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider final plat approval for Har-
graves Engineering, LLC (Parcel
ID #06245-OOR 3.78 acres'
in S36, T8S, R11W 15 units),
County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment.
There being no public'comment,
Commissioner Peters motioned
to approve the final plat of Bay
Colors subdivision, subject to all
.Federal, State and Local devel-
opment regulations, both stated
and unstated. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously (3-


Pursuant, to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to
consider final plat approval for
Libby Owens (Parcel ID #01359-
370RI& #01359-365R *10 acres
in S35, T3S, R10W 28 units),
County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment.
There being no public comment,
Commissioner Barnes motioned
to approve the final plat of Our
Tara Estates subdivision, sub-
ject to all Federal, State and
Local development regulations,
both'stated and unstated. Com-
missioner Peters seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously (3-0).


Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to
consider preliminary plat ap-
proval as a PDP for William J.
Rish (Parcel ID #06268-750R *
5.06 acres in S7, T9S, R11W *
8 units), County Attorney Mc-
Farland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public
comment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Peters
motioned to approve a prelimi-
nary plat for William J. Rish,
subject to all Federal, State and
Local development regulations,
both stated and unstated. Com-
missioner Barnes seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously (3-0).


Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider a side-setback variance
for Steve Newman (Parcel ID
#06287-185R), County Attorney
McFarland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public
comment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Barnes
motioned to approve this vari-
ance request to encroach into
the side-setbackl with a finished
wall. Commissioner Peters sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously (3-0).


Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider a side-setback variance
for Steve Newman (Parcel ID
#06287-295R), County Attorney
McFarland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public
comment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Peters
motioned to approve this vari-
ance request to encroach into

AUGUST 17, 2006

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met
this date in special session with
the following members pres-
ent: Acting Chairman Bill Wil-
liams, and Commissioners Na-
than Peters, Jr., and Jerry W.
Barnes. McLemore and Commissioner
Billy E. Traylor were absent>.
Others present were: Coun-
ty Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Deputy Clerk Kari Summers,
Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Staff Assistant
Lynn Stephens, Interim Build-
ing Official Lee Collinsworth,
E.D.C. Director Alan McNair,
Emergency Management Secre-
tary Stephanie Richardson, and
Planner David Richardson, .
Acting Chairman Williams
called the meeting to order at
6:00 p.m., E.T.

321 N. Diana St.
Wewahitchka, Fl. 32465
Publish November 2 & 9, 2006

Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider approval of a large-scale
land use change for St. Johns
Village of Gulf County, Inc. (Par-
cel ID #01368-800R & #01369-
OOOR 107.52 acres in S35 & .
S36, T3S, R10W), County At-
torney McFarland read the pub-
lic hearing notice and called for
public comment. There being no
public comment, Commissioner
Peters motioned to approve this
large-scale land use changing
from agricultural land use to
residential low density. Co-
missioner Barnes seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously (3-0).


Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider approval of a large-scale
. land use change for Jerald D.
Gaskin (Parcel ID #01570-O000R
& #01553-OOR 143.54 acres
in S11, T4S, R10W), County At-
torney McFarland read the pub-
lic hearing notice and called for
public comment. There being no/
public comment, Commissioner
Barnes motioned to approve this
large-scale land use changing
from agricultural land use to
residential low density. Com-
missioner Peters seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously (3-0). -


Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing -to con-
sider approval of a large-scale
land use change for Buckhorn
Development, LLC (Parcel. ID
#01186-100R & #01186-300R
136.17. acres in S24 & 825,
T3S, R10W), County Attorney
McFarland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public
comment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Peters
motioned to approve this large-
scale land use changing from
agricultural land use to residen-
tial low density. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously (3-


Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing
to consider final plat approval
for Coastal Pines, LLC (Parcel
ID #03323-170R 40.07 acres
in S32, T7S, R10W 43 units),
County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment.
There being no public comment,
Commissioner Peters motioned
to approve the final plat of Cot- .
tages at Coastal Pines subdivi-
sion, subject to all Federal, State
and' Local development regula-
tions, both stated and unstated.
Commissioner Barnes seconded
the motion, and it passed unani-
mously (3-0).
Bobby Fields appeared be-
.fore the Board and discussed
that he went before the Plan-
ning Review Board regarding
five acres in Wewahitchka he
purchased to .build a funeral
home. He stated that prior to
his purchase, Building Official
'Brad Bailey informed him that
the property was mixed com-
mercial/residential. Mr. Fields
discussed that once he starting
pulling the site permits the engi-
neers informed him the property
was residential. He stated that
the Planning and Development
Review Board has approved for
him to proceed, if the Board ap-
proves. Mr. Fields requested to
change his property from resi-
dential to, mixed commercial,
stating that he has submitted
all the applications and paid
the fees for this process, and
has contacted all the neighbors
and they are in support of this
building. Gail Alsobrook, of Gulf
County C.D.C., discussed that
the property was not identified
correctly, and Mr. Fields was
given incorrect information.
Commissioner Peters motioned
to approve this request, contin-
gent upon Mr. Fields following
the proper procedures. County
Attorney McFarland stated that
there are land-use planning is-
sues, stating that this would
need to be handled through a
small-scale map amendment.
He advised that Planner Rich-
ardson would need to make sure
all the proper documents have
been filed to do a small-scale
map amendment on this issue.
Chief Administrator Butler rec-
ommended that the Board allow
Mr. Fields to start the process.
After further discussion, Com-
missioner Barnes seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously (3-0). County Attorney
McFarland discussed that the
window for small scale map
amendments would not be avail-
able again until January, 2007.
There being no further busi-
ness, and upon motion by Com-
missioner Peters, the meeting -
did then adjourn at 6:17 p.m.,

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2 family Yard Sale Arizona Chemical
200. 106 Stone Dr Mfg.
ave Sat 8-? Facility in Port St. Joe,
her. FL
jon. Yard & Bake Sale Now taking applications for
Fr & S at a Confidential Administra-
Fri & Sat tive Assistant for the Plant
10th & 11th, 8am-? Manager/Human Re-
S 789 Old Base City Rd sources. This position will
perform confidential secre-
Yard Sale Sat. Nov. 11th trial and admin duties for
from 8am til ? 714 Gulfaire all plant leadership, includ-
Drive. New card table set, ing Human Resources, re-
wicker couch and chair, quires proficient to the in-
ane merei ate i i o r Ac-,-

There are specific Flori- 7 pm Eastern ....term software 3-
da Statutes applicable Wade Clark soft Office Software, 3-5
to the sale of dogs and yrs. equivalent ob experi-
1120cats within the sta tend !!!Auctions!!!ence, exp. in human re-
transportated into the 314 Reid Ave Pt St. Joe | 3300 ] sources preferred, must
state for the purpose of 850-229-9282 possess good communica-
Gulf County selling. AB1239, AU1737 Are you 1 of the tion and organizational
Health 10% Buyer's prem th t skills, be detailed oriented,
Please research Flori- 45 million without and work will with others.
Department da Statute 828.29 (Dogs 1 E SB i Medical Benefits? Min. high school diploma or
Announces Ground- and cats transported or .I We offer accidental insur- equivalent required, start-
breaking For New offered for sale; health I 3230 ance, dental, vision, pre-. ing salary is $27K all quail-
Facility in Wewahitchka requirements; consumer scription plans, life, acci- field applicants apply at
guarantee) before A.. dental death and dismem- Workforce Center, 625
On November 9th, you offer for sale a cat berment, $99 month for in- Highway 231, Panama
2006 at 1:00 p.m. Cen- or dog. dividuals or entire family City, Florida. Appy by Nov.
tral Time and 2:00 p.m. Offered by 25 year old 10, 2006. Arizona Chemi-
Eastern, ground break- Estate Sale 2nd nonprofit company. Call cal is an Equal Opportunity
ing will take place at the Edition Now Rod Booth @ Employer, Drug free
future site of the new We sold about 98% of 813-361-1011. workplace, M/FIDNV
Gulf County Health De- --- everything put out for the
apartment (GCHD) facility first sale, so that means Central Air Conditioning Drivers
at 807 West Hwy 22 this sale will have almost Unit, 12 tons, very good
(across from Fisher's r) all different items. We condition, $600, If interest Driver Trainees
Building Supply). This I. have office furniture, please call 850-229-8306 NEEDED Nn OW
contemporary building dinnet set, weight lifting NEEDED NOW!t le
will replace the circa set, computer, antique ---- Werner needs entry level
been1956 structure withat hasmn beds, vanities, chairs, re semi drivers. No exp.
been utilized with mini- bottles and stroller required. Avg $36K 1st yr!
mal expansion and re- MERCHANDISE Knick Knacks and so l 60% home nightly/weekly.
modeling. The GCHD many more items you C' DL training in your area.
staff invites the public to 3100- Antiques wouldn't believe. 1-866-280-6309
new level of public and 3120- Arts & Crafts 228 8th St .,
preventative health care 3130 Auctions ort Joe. S
in Wewahitchka. 3140- Baby It supplies Sat. November 11from EMPOYENT
3150 Building Supplies 8am til 1pm.
3160 Business
Equipment Cash sales only 4100 Help Wanted General
3170 Collectibles 4110 Restaurants/Clubs
3180 Computers Faith Thrift Hut 4120- SalaesTelemarketing Collections/
3190- Electronics 1007 10th STREET 4130 Employment Customer Svc.
S' 3200 Firewood OPEN THURS., FRI. & Great pay in exchange for
3210 Free Pass It On SATURDAY, 10-2pm. hard work. Collection exp.
3220 Furniture Clothes, housewares, fur- a huge +, but will train
.. ./ P3230 Garage/Yard Sales niture, appliances, sport- highly motivated person.
320 Thn to Eat ing goods. We Have It All- 4100 Fast paced environment. -
3260 Health & Fitness Come Check Us Out!! Drivers 7 high energy level needed.
3270 Jewelry/Clothing To Support SJB In Pt. St. Joe Call 229-1520
20 P- 3 Equipment Howard Creek EARN AS YOU TAKE CHARGE
2100- Pets 3290 Medical Equipment Huge, Huge AR
2110 Pets: Free to 3300 Miscellaneous ge, ge,LEARN OF YOUR REAL
Good Home 3310 Musical Instruments Huge, Career! ESTATE ClAR=ER:
2120 Pet Supplies 3320 Plants & Shrubs/ Community Wide England Transport
2130 Farm Animals/ Supplies now offers
Supplies 3330 Restaurant/Hotel Yard Sale On-the-job CDL Training Call today for a
2140 Pets/Livestock 3340 Sporting Goods Howard Creek Comm. No credit check Confidential career
Wanted 3350 Tickets (Buy & Sell) Park No co-signers interview
Doc Whitfield Rd No down payment!
o, .:, Sat 11/11 8am-? Toll-Free50-229-9310
1-866-619-6081 850-229-9310

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opening on or before Nov i
20th. 8a-5p M-F. For more i
info call Jeannie at 850- your ad
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Looking for someone to through classified. the cost of the space occupied by the error.
clean your house or your
office. Honest & Reliable. CALL Any copy change, during ordered schedule consti-
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Resort Vacation
Properties of
SGI, Inc.

Great opportunities await
you at the largest vacation
rental company on St.'
George Island. Join our
winning team in one of the
following positions:
.-Quality Assurance
*Independent Contracted
Cleaning Crews
*Front Desk Clerks
*Administrative Assistant
We offer a great benefits
package to full time em-
ployees or you may join us
on a part time basis to
supplement your current

Apply in person today at:
125 Gulf Beach Drive West
St. George Island, FL

Store Manager needed for
busy store here in Port St.
Joe. Must enjoy fast paced
enviornment willing to work
-any hours. We offer excel-
lent benefits including
health, dental, vision and
401K. Call 850-229-8158
or 276-3348 ask for Tim

Reel Repair, Part-time,
Bluewater Outriggers, Pt.
St. Joe, 850-229-6031

Four Physician Gastro-
enterology Group in the
Panhandle of Florida is
seeking a:
Experience in Gastroen-
terology and/or Internal
Medicine desirable.
Must be personable, en-
thusiastic, and hard
working. Florida State
NCCPA and certified re-
quired. Competitive sal-
ary and benefits pack-
age. Interested appli-
cants should send
C.V./resume to:
Rao, Reddy, Albibi and
Finlaw Associates,
204 E 19th St.
Panama City, FL 32405
Fax 850-7637129

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Health care

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


Local Company seeking a
motivated team player. Po-
sition requires proficiency
in Excel, along with excel-
lent reading and writing
skills. Experience in hospi-
tal billing/coding is a plus.
Drug Free Workplace and
EOE. Interested applicants
should mail resume to:
Human Resources
PO Box 14165
Mexico Beach, FL 32410.


Survey CAD Tech
Bailey Bishop & Lane, Inc.,
located in Port St. Joe, is
seeking an experienced
Survey CAD Tech Please
email resumes to':
sallbritton (bblmail.com

Exper.preferred, but will
train. Call 850-229-6859.


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

For Port St. Joe &
Mexico Beach area
Applicants must provide
own transportation, must
have experience, must be
dependable and provide
quality work.
Great pay for the
right applicant.
CALL Trimmasters LLC
Lenny Collins
850-814-0166 OR

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

1 4100
Concrete Finishers/ La-
borers needed, transp a
must call 229-6525

Painters needed, Exp &
professional, for Mexico
Beach project. Must have
tools & trans, Call Jeff

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account information out
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you plan to do, business
with BEFORE investing.
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6110 Apartments
6120- Beach Rentals
6130 Condo/Townhouse
6140 House Rentals
6150 Roommate Wanted
6160 Rooms for Rent
6170 Mobile Home/Lot
6180 Out-of-Town Rentals
6190 TImeshare Rentals
6200 Vacation Rentals

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

House- Currently being
used as Office Space Lo-
cated in Mexico Bch, 2000
Sq Ft, Central Heating and
Air. $2500/mo $1000 Dep.
Please Call 227-5798 for
more information.

Office space available, in
newly remodeled Realtors
Association Building, on
the corner of Hwy 98 &
11th St in Apalachicola.
Immediate occupancy,
Call 850-653-3322 for ad-
ditional information


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


Mini Storage

Climate and
Control Storage
Boat/RV storage &
office space

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Kitchen Appliances $2
for ALL! GE double ov
glass cooktop, microw
and Maytag dishwash
All in great conditi
Please call 227-2590.

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1110 Classified Notices
1120 Public Notices/
1130 Adoptions
1140 Happy Ads
1150 Personals
1160 Lost
1170 Found


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12C 0 THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2006 Established 1938 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67 years-

Adult Living in Mexico
Bch. 2 br, 2 ba unfur-
nished duplex. Front and
back porch. No pets.
$650/mo. 850- 648-4377.

Gulf Haven 2, 606 Hwy
98, Mexico Beach. 1 br, 1
ba Apt. $775mo included
utilities, $600 Deposit, $30
application fee. Bluewater
Realty 850-648-4400

Port St. Joe, 13th & Long,
2 br 1 ba, W&D, long term,
clean & nice, $650 mo.+ 1
month dep. 850-227-9154.

Surf & Sands 30-2, 102 S.
30 St. 2 br, 2 ba Apt.
$650mo + utilities, $650
SDeposit, $30 application
fee. Bluewater Realty


Affordable Snow bird spe-
cial. Beach house Trailer,
completely renovated &
immaculate 1 br. Does not
look like a trailer inside.
D/W, W/D. new stove, fur-
nished bedrm, Dinning rm,
close to Highland View
boat ramp. Nonsmoking
$675/mo. 954-815-1696

Hwy 98, St. Joe Bch, 2 br,
2 ba House, w/gulf view,
-can be used for resident,
"business or both. $975
mo.+ dep. 850- 647-9214.


208-A 8th St., Port St.
-Joe. 2 br, 2 Ba
Townhome. $695 mo +
d utilities, $350 Deposit, $30
- application fee. Bluewater
R- ealty, 850-648-4400

S 6130
4 br 2 ba TH with pool lo-
cated in Mexico Beach,
$1200mo, 850-229-8667 or

Carr's #8, 4478 Hwy 98,
St. Joe Shores. 2 br, 1%
ba Townhome fully fur-
nished. $1000 mo + utili-
ties, $1000 Deposit, $30
application fee. Bluewater
Realty, 850-648-4400

Coronado #3, 7314 U.S.
Hwy. 98, St. Joe Beach. 2
Br, 1% Ba Townhome
across Hwy. 98 from the
water. $850 mo + utilities,
$850 Deposit $30 applica-
tion fee. Bluewater Realty,

Coronado #4, 7318 U.S.
Hwy 98, St. Joe Beach. 2
br, 1% ba Townhome
across Hwy. 98 from the
water. $800 mo + utilities,
$800 Deposit, $30 applica-
tion fee. Bluewater Realty,
Mexico Beach area, Sev-
eral Condos/Townhouses,
furnished & unfurn, Start-
ing at $750mo. Sundance
Realty 850-648-8700

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


3 br house 432 lola St.
Oak Grove. Close to town
& St. Joe Bay Call
3 br, 1.5 ba home on St
Joe Beach w/unobstructed
Gulf view. Dishwasher,
stove and outside, shower.
Sec. dep, application and
references req'd. Call
850-227-5301 or 227-6297

| 6140
3 br, 2 ba home on large
lot. Dishwasher, side by
side refrig, and stove.
security dep, application
and references req'd Call
850-227-5301 or 227-6297
3 br, 2 ba large home
w/fenced yard. Dish-
washer, Re fridge, built in
oven and stove top. High-
land View. Sec dep, ap-
plication and ref's req'd.
Call 850-227-5301 or

4 br, 2.5 ba House for
rent. Completely Fur-
nished. Located in Mexico
Beach. Long Term Lease,
$1700/mo + $1000 Dep.
Please Call 227-5798 for
more information

2008 Marvin Ave.- Charm-
ing, Newer Home, in a
great Neighborhdbd, 3 br,
2 ba, CH&A, all appls,
W&D, LR, DR, gas FR ceil-
ing fans thru-out, 2 car
garage, lawn maintenance
& pest control incl'd. No
smkrs/No pets. Call Eric or
Carolyn at 850-229-1332.

3/4 br, den, office, 1 bath,
Sunny & bright, super
clean, furn/unfurn, Bayview
very convenience. AVAIL
NOWI Only $800 mo.+
dep.(206) 542-3025.

Labors etc.
Ocean view, sleeps up
to 6. Wkly or monthly.
Michael or Lisa
850-340-0837 or

Available Nov. 1st. 2 or 3
br, 2 ba, office, FP,304 6th
St. Pt. St. Joe. Walk to
dwntwn & bay. $850/mo.
+ dep. neg. 227-4358

Beacon Hill, cute 2 br 1
ba Cottage, gulfview, $595
mo, no smoking/pets, Peli-
can Walk Real Estate

| 6140
1, 2, & 3 br
turn & unfurn houses, in
Port St Joe, 850-229-6777

Coronado St. in St. Joe
Beach. 2 br, 1 ba
$950/month +1st and last.
1 year lease. Utilities in-
cluded. Satalite television.
Call Michael 850-340-0837

Fisherman's end of rain-
bow 3 br, 2 ba on beautiful
Chipola River near
Gadsens park. Floating
dock, available Jan. '07.
For sale @ 200K or lease
$900. Call 954-815-1696

For Rent in Port St. Joe
Cozy 1 br Cottage, fully
furnished, $450 mo.+ util.
Newly painted 2 BR, 1 BA
APT., CH&A, $650 mo.+
utilities. Both requires refs
& 1 month dep. 229-1215.

Looking to rent a 2 to 3 br
apt or house near the
beach in the areas of Port
St Joe & Panama City for
the months of Jan Feb, &
March. Private owners only
no agencies. Please Call
Mexico Beach area 3 br, 2
full baths 146 Pondview
Cir. Dblwide, only 4 mi
from beach; W/D hookups,
CH&A, pets nego. $850
mo., 1st and last month's
rent. 647-5722
Mexico Beach, Several
homes for rent, furnished
.& unfurnished, starting
$900mo, Call Sundance
Realty 850-648-8700
Port St. Joe. Furn'd 2
br, 2 ba, blck from bay.
Walk to downtown. 1st
/last /sec. $850mo

RENTALS Available. Call
RENTALS, @ Mexico
Beach 850-648-1012.
Small 2 br, 1 ba house on
large lot in Oak Grove.
Great for single or young
married couple. Washer
/dryer hookups. Sec. dep.
application and ref's req'd.
850-227-5301 or 227-6297

| 6140

The Goodwin House, 625
Gulf Aire Dr, ST. Joe
Beach. 3 br, 2 ba House.
$1200 mo + utilities, $1200
Deposit, $30 application
fee. Bluewater Realty,

The Sixteenth Green, 427
Plantation Dr. Port St Joe,
3 br, 2 ba House 'bn 16th
green, St. Joe Golf
Course. $1200 mo + utili-
ties, $1200 Deposit, $30
application fee. Bluewater
Realty, 850-648-4400

Wilson House, 102 N.
26th St. Mexico Beach. 2
Br, 1 ba House. $600mo +
utilities, $600 Deposit, $30
application fee. Bluewater
Realty, 850-648-4400

Mexico Beach 2 & 3 br
MH walking distance to
bch, furn or unfurn, start-
ing at $750mo, Sundance
Realty 850-648-8700
2 br, 1 ba $360mo +
$360dep. No pets please.
Call 850-639-5721

Wewa RV Lots
$200/mo. + $200 sec dep
Includes water and sewer.
Call 850-639-5721


1 7100
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

3 br, 2 ba, 2300sf, irriga-
tion system, new roof, near
all conveniences, $298K.
Call 850-832-2040







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Overstreet Affordable
home, 24x70 Fleetwood,
MH on 1/2 acre, Creekview
Sub, $89K obo, Call 850-
639-9426 or 340-0897
PSJ: 111 Heritage Ln. in
Heritage Plantation, 3 br, 2
tiled ba, 2 car gar, 2200sf,
Newer home w/ofc, huge
utility/craft room, custom
tiled kitchen, Handicap
friendly, storage bldg,
sprinkler sys, beautifully
landscaped, Irg scrnd
porch. Only $349,900! Call

Wewa Lots in nice Subdivi-
sion, from $22K to $32K,
plus 1 lot red bull island,
near river, with sewer, &
water, $35K, Call 850-
639-9426 or 340-0897

Wewa, Affordable Home
16x80, Zoned 3, MH, on
1.37 acres, in Stone Mill
Creek, $89.9K, Call 850-
639-9426 or 340-0897

Below appraised value,
Port St Joe Beach 3 br 3
ba, beach views, $549K,
Below appraised value,
Port St Joe, Beacon Hill, 3
br 3 ba, elevator, custom
built, beautiful beach views
$989K, 850-774-5400

71 SO

2 acres in Wewahitchka,
city water, cleared & ready
to build, $35,000
850-639-5123 or 814-2421
2 Finisterre exclusive
gated community lots, N
Lagoon, PCB. Reduced!
Must sell $249 to $289K.,
Broker/Owner, Barbara
Hindman Realty 850-
527-5085 or 265-8070
2 Lots on Tullip Ave. Bea-
con Hill, Florida. $99K and
$95K. Best Buy on the
Beach! Call 706-333-0159

S 7150
Liberty Co one 2.18 ac.
One .09 ac lot $20K
Two 0.71 Ac lot $15k ea.
or all for $80K.
City water avail, great for
bldg. Please 850-379-8374
Historical District
of Apalachicola, $249,000,
Mexico Beach Lot
150x100, 1 block from
beach, waterview, FORE-
CLOSURE. $200K obo.
850-596-2057 or 271-1453
Mexico Beach Lot,
75'x100', walk to bch.
Foreclosure. $150K obo.
596-2057 or 271-1453

| 7160

2001 Fleetwood MH zone
3 12x50 2 br, 1 ba C/HA.
Located on nice shady lot
50x150 in City limits of
Wewa. Stove, fridge, w/d
incl. Wheel chair & handi-
capped access. Asking
$49,500 cash obo.Call

Mountain Shadows -
2490 Jenner Court. 2-story
stucco on cul-de-sac. 4
bedrooms, 3 bathrooms,
3- car garage. Wood burn-
ing fireplace. 5,459sf. Dan
Roda Remax Properties


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


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

Jeep '06 Wrangler
One owner, excellent con-
dition, never off road, looks
new. White with soft top. 7
speaker CD, cold air,
power steering, auto,,
cruise. Interior is spotless.'
26,875 highway mi. still un-
der warranty. $19,875 Call.
Ford Bronco '84 4x4, 6'
cylinders, new tires, runs
excellent. $3000. Call

used sit-on-top kayaks for,
sale at Happy Ours Kayak
& Canoe Outpost. Call
850-229-1991 or see us at
775 Cape San Bias Road.
Pro Line '02 20' walk
around cuddy cabin with
Merc salt water 150hp and
Magic tilt trailer. Like new
with only 300 hours
$18,900 Call 850-227-3776

America's Mini Storage
850-229-8014 or

Dry Boat Storage -
FOR RENT Exclusive
Carrabelle Boat Club..
Safe, state-of-the-art ma-
rina. Enjoy The Luxurious
clubhouse and facilities.'
Call Caryn 404-643-6971


FOR RENT please call
229-8959 please Iv. msg..
$450/month incl water,
sewer & power.,

527 W. Creekview Dr.
2006 3/2 Home with
Warranties on 1.23 Acres,
Creek on S. Border
of Property. TURN KEY!
(Fully Furnished)
Covered Porches & More.
Call for more Info.
Jennifer Youngblood
Real Estate Centers, Inc

Attn: For Sale By Owner,
Come see our listings at
lifestylesbyowner.com or
call Renee 850-227-8492

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

House only for Sale! Must
be moved. 5746 Hwy 71 (6
miles N. of PSJ). Approx
1400 sf, 3 br,1 ba,hrdwd
floors, C/A, FP, stove,
refig, W/D. Ducky Johnson
has moving cost info.
$18,000. Call Mary Lou @

Income Property
Port St. Joe 4 br, 2 ba
House & 2 Apts. 70%
Remodeled. Income Po-
tential $2,000 /Month. 5
Blocks from New Ma-
rina. Pay balance due to
bank. 850-227-5920

Overstreet 4 br 2 ba
house, CH&A, sun porch,
2300sf,.new roof, reduced
$285K to $185K for quick
sale, Call 850-639-9426 or

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Reupholstering can transform your old furnishings

into that sofa or chair you always wanted.


Story by CHANTAL
Photos by CHAS
Freedom News Service

My baby-blue Victorian-
era sofa and chair were the
perfect match for my circa-
1920s apartment, except for
a few things. The velvet was
faded, the cushions weren't
cushy and, most important,
I finally built up the guts to
revamp the tattered pieces into
something more modern.
The result of reupholster-
ing is a sometimes better-than-
new custom furnishing. The
process can also be the answer
to salvaging a well-built vintage
piece or family heirloom.
But before you ship your
sofa to the nearest upholster-
er, there are a few factors to
consider. The process takes
commitment and patience and
won't save you time or money.
It took me weeks to settle
on a burnt-orange fabric for
the couch and a vintage-mod-
ern floral fabric by Mitchell
Gold and Bob Williams for the
Beyond pickingoutswatch-
es, though, finding a trustwor-
thy upholsterer proved to be
more challenging. When you
get furniture re-covered, you
aren't just getting new fabric.
A good restorer rebuilds the
piece from the inside out. For
such an undertaking, you'll
want to find an upholsterer
who can explain the mechan-
ics of furniture and refurbish
it so it functions as well as it
While some questions
may be common sense, others
may not be as apparent when
test driving upholstery shops.
Luckily, Richard Upchurch of
Del's Upholstery in Laguna
Beach, Calif., and Dan Jacques
of Erika's Custom Upholstery
in Tustin, Calif., agreed to
share their wisdom about how
to make the process a little
more comfortable.
The price, tag to have,,
a sofa upholstered can. run
--$1,500-$2,500. So the first
'question to ask is whether the
piece Ts worth the investment.
The furniture should:
Be in repairable condi-
tion, withoilt very loose and
creaky joints.
Have a frame that is
well-constructed. (A good way
to determine good construc-
tion is that the furniture is
heavy.) ,
Be worth the effort
because it is an antique or an
heirloom, or has sentimental
Don't re-cover something


to save money. For a quality
job, reupholstery will cost the
same if not more than buying
Upholstery shops gener-
ally have hundreds of textile
swatch books. The average
price per yard is about $45
and a typical sofa needs about
12 to 16 yards. The processes
of choosing one fabric, from
thousands, can be overwhelm-
ing. Here are some tips for get-
ting started:
Come with ideas. Bring
along a throw pillow, magazine
pages, paint swatches or pho-
tographs of the room where
the furniture will live.
Consider what sort of
fabric you want (canvas, tweed,
chenille, velvet, vinyl, leather)
and the usability and/or dura-
bility the piece needs.
Use patterns with big
prints for big pieces and small
prints for small pieces.
Some upholsterers offer
discounts on fabric if you
order from them. There are
also fabric outlets that offer
20 percent to 75 percent dis-
counts on upholstery fabrics.
Once you've narrowed
down textile choices, ask to
check out books overnight to
see how the fabric looks in
various lights in your home.
Upholstered furniture
should be pretty on the out-
side but it should also be
durable on the inside. Here
are some questions to ask,
and things to look for, when
choosing an upholsterer:
What kind of foam does
the upholsterer use? Foam,
made of air and rubber, comes
in various grades. The best
foam is 2.5 pounds and will
last several years. A grade of
1.8 pounds or less will look
good but break down quicker.
Ask whether the cost
to touch up or refinish wood-
work is included in the price
Ask the upholsterer to
re-glue the frame, of the, fur-
niture and re-tie (or replace)
broken springs.
Ask about options. You
may opt for all down, all foam
or a combination. ,Down is
more expensive and .can be
a bit squishy (depending on
your taste). Some shops offer
down envelopes (a piece of
foam placed in the middle of
a down cushion), which helps
keep the seat from loosing its
Go into a couple of dify
ferent shops and ask .to see
completed work. Look at .the
tailoring and detailing along
the edges and how the furni-

ture is stuffed. You'll be able to
tell a good job from a bad job.
Most shops will do in-
home estimates or by e-mail
and also offer free pickup and
delivery. Because it can take
two to four weeks to order
fabric, make sure the uphol-
sterer has the fabric before the
furniture is picked up.
Get everything in writing.
While my furniture didn't
turn out exactly as I'd planned
(what I thought was burnt
orange turned out to be more
of a rusty red color) it also
ended up taking more than six
weeks, almost twice as long as
I expected. If I could do it over
again, I would get the details
in writing (as Upchurch and
Jacques advise) because the
woodwork on my couch and
chair wasn't touched up as
The final tab (including
fabric) was about $1,700.
Looking back, I could have
done with less expensive fab-
ric, but I love that I helped
re-create my old couch and
chair. And in five or 10 years,
with the lessons I learned, I'll
probably do it again.

The price tag to have a sofa
upholstered can run $1,500-
$2,500. So the first question to
ask is whether the piece is worth
the investment. It should be in
repairable condition without
loose or creaky joints.

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Upholstery shops generally
have hundreds of textile swatch
books. The average price per
yard is about $45 and a typical
sofa needs about 12 to 16 yards.
The processes of choosing one
fabric, from thousands, can be
overwhelming. Come with ideas.
Bring along a favorite throw
pillow, magazine pages, paint
swatches or photos of the. room
where the furniture will be.

Coiled or eight-way-tie
springs usually need to be
retied, repaired or replaced.

frames in vin-
tage pieces are
usually pretty
sturdy but still
may need to
be re-glued or
tightened with
new screws.

Pieces like
this from the
late 1800s to
early 1900s
were made with
horsehair and
burlap because
they filled gaps
around springs
and wood so
well. Customers
can opt for origi-
nal fill materials
or for foam an,
or down fill.

Pieces can be mod-"
ernized by using con-.
trasting fabric such as
this pink velvet used on
the cushion and piping..

Seats filled with
foam are covered in
dacron to help them
keep their shape.

Add details. These
brass finish nails are
applied by hand.

Wooden legs can be
^ touched up,
Refinished or
(for a different
look) replaced.

Upholstered furniture
should be pretty on the outside
but it should also be durable on
the inside. Find out what foam
the upholsterer uses. 2.5 pounds
is the best foam.
The writer enjoys her recre-
ated chair and sofa.

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SOLID START: Knowing the bones of your
furniture can help you to ask better ques-
tions about how it should be restored. Dan
Jacques of Erika's Custom Upholstery took
this piece apart, then put it back together, to
help enlighten us on what's beneath all that
foam and fabric.



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This fall, the Blaylocks
-have expanded their opera-
tions to include lunch hours,
-from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET
-Tuesday through Saturday.
Those lunch hours com-
*pliment the restaurant's stan-
dard 5-10 p.m. ET Tuesday
through Saturday operating
hours, with a 3-5 p.m. ET
."light bites" period for those
wishing to pick up a snack or
two before dinner.
The lunch hours evolved
from a business decision col-

ored by the hues of family
realities which Patti espouses
frequently during an hour-long
With the tourist season
winding to a close, Patti was
faced with the prospect of
closing altogether from late
November to early February.
But entering the equation
were the 30-odd employees of
Sunset, many of whom have
been with the restaurant since
the beginning and many of
whom have families to sup-

"Quite frankly, it was trim
our hours and I looked at my
staff and I couldn't let anyone
go," Patti said. "I wanted to
keep people employed.
"We aren't living large. But
we support 30 families. We
are doing okay, but when you
think that each of employee
times three for their families,
we are supporting 90 people.
This is our family. That's very
important to me."
Blaylock also found the


Sunset Coastal Grill has long been the, place to hold midday functions, such as Daryl Jones's visit la
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Walk-in patients
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New hours are:
Monday-Friday, 7:30 .am. 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Pediatrician also available for appointments.

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Lisa Logan/The Star
The porch dining area at the Sunset always offers a postcard
view of St. Joseph's Bay.

Doran out of the kitchen to
manager of the front of the
house, allowing her more time
for the mundane aspects of the
business and an evening off
here anc there.
"Time consumption has
been the biggest surprise
for me," Patti said. "I work
from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. every
day except the days we are
Once open for lunch
the restaurant already
hosted the Lions Club, DAR
and Economic Development
Council meetings, to name a
few more groups sought out
.- the Sunset as a place for lunch
l -: gatherings.
I ALast week, Daryl Jones,
Democratic candidate for lieu-
Lisa Logan/The Star tenant governor, had a rally at
ist week while campaigning to be one end of the restaurant and
a local bridge club gathered in


the meeting room.
"The thing that has, sur-
prised me is the different
groups that now feel they have
a place they can do their thing
and (we take care of the food),"
Patti said.
The four years, while at
times a blur, have certainly
provided some lessons.
Patti has learned the
necessity of forecasting what
she called the food "stock
market" where prices for sea-
food or beef can be as fluid as
the seasons.
"I've also learned a lot
about people, the handling
of people, noticing people,"
.Blaylock said. "People who
come here want to be noticed.
"Paying attention to peo-
ple, guests and employees, is
vitally important."

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transition to lunch did not
require an overhaul of the
menu. Fish was already plen-
tiful on the menu, so her chef,
Steven Paul, and she simply
had to tailor it for lunch serv-
There was already a
ground sirloin steak on the
menu add the bun and the
result is a delicious burger.
"We didn't reinvent any
wheel, we rearranged a little
bit," Patti said.
She also brought Brooke

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