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Creation Date: November 23, 2006
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69th Year, Number 5 Port St. Joe, FL 3 Sections 36 Pages

November 23, 2006

Sharks Reach Final Four

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
This rung on the playoff bracket is
becoming so familiar to the Port St. Joe
Sharks that they fairly sprinted up that level
of the postseason ladder on Friday night.
Hawthorne may have been confident it could
slow the Shark running attack but that opti-
mism was absent foundation as the Sharks
(9-2) ran over Hawthorne (8-4) en route to
a 21-17 victory, a third Region 1-1A title in
four years and a huge step toward defending

their state title.
This was the third time in the four years
of its existence that Port St. Joe will hold the
North Rural Public School Class 1A title.
The Sharks play at North Florida
Christian at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night. North
Florida Christian downed Jacksonville
University Christian 49-21 last week.
The stadium where the teams will col-
lide for a berth in the state championship
game is on the North Florida Christian
Port St. Joe's modus operandi was the

familiar yet coolly efficient one the Sharks
have employed all season: running around
the perimeter to stretch the defense and
then taking advantage of open green in the
The Sharks, who rushed 47 times for
335 yards (7.1 a clip), spread the Hornet
defense early with Jordan McNair, who car-
ried just seven times around either end but
accounted for 127 yards and two long first-
half touchdowns.
(See FINAL FOUR on Page 11A)

County Commission

Reviews Limitations,

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
As a follow-up to last Tuesday's regular
meeting of the Board of County Commissioners,
county commissioners met last Thursday to
discuss several issues raised earlier in the
Among those was the problem of addition-
al funds to complete the site work (parking lot
and outside grounds) for the new Wewahitchka
health center.
Ground breaking ceremonies were held
Nov. 9 for the new center, and Commissioner
Billy Traylor, at the Nov. 14 meeting, told the
board that there were not enough funds to
complete the site work and asked the board to
additional money.
At that time commissioners agreed to use
.money from the road bond to finish the work,
but discovered that approximately $200,000
was needed. Commissioners had thought that
the cost to do the work would be approximately
$40,000 to $50,000
On Thursday, the board decided 5-0 to
table the issue until they received a "concrete
scope of work" on what, exactly, was needed.
Preble Rish, the county's engineering firm
of record, was tasked with deciding what was
feasible for the county to do.
The county has already hauled in a mas-
sive quantity of dirt for the site work, but feels
it does not have the proper equipment, like a
compactor, to complete the work.
Actual construction on the building has
already begun and will continue while the issue
of the parking lot and surrounding grounds is
studied and resolved.
The new Wewahitchka health department
building is located at 807 W. Highway 22 on
almost four acres of land.
The new facility will be a 9,000 square foot
center with eight clinic rooms, modern digital
and X-ray equipment, and an urgent care unit
developed by Sacred Heart.
The new Gulf County Sacred Heart
Hospital. slated to break ground next year, will
partner v-ith the Health Department as part of
a Memorandum ofULirderstanrdmQ signed by the
cit of We\\ah i tc lka in April,2004.,-
The board voted 4-1 (Commissioner
Nathan Peters. Jr. dissenting) to purchase the

(See COUNTY on Page 6A)

Port St. Joe center Terry Thompson (65) provides the signal as Chaz Byrd rumbles for a first-quarter touchdown as the Sharks reached the
state Class lA semifinals with a 21-17 victory last Friday night. Photo Andrew Wardlow/Florida Freedom

'Let Us Make Our Own


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Since 1996. the Port St. Joe Port Authority
has attempted to revive the city's shipping
In October. the five-member board made
a giant leap forward when it submitted a Port
Master Plan to the city of Port St. Joe.
The plan provides for the purchasing of two

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land parcels from the St. Joe Company, with
dredging arid bulkhead construction beginning
in the second quarter of 2007.
The Port Authority believes its plan will
increase jobs, stimulate the local economy and
return the city to its shipping roots.
As stated in its Master Plan, the board
seeks to "bring the 'Port' back to Port St.
Since the
city's inception,
the name of "Port
St. Joe" has signi-
fled a break from
i the past and the
promise of a more
glorious future.
Sprung from
the ruins of a lost
city of unri.Iled
luster, Port St. Joe
is forever on the
verge of becoming.
The Old City
_The legend of
the lost city of St.
-- Joseph has been
told countless
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as a trading port and vacation spot, St. Josephl
became the most populous city in territorial
In 1838, the city was chosen as the site of
the first state Constitutional Convention.
The 56 territorial delegates who gathered
in St. Joseph to draft Florida's Constitution
came with impressive credentials.
R. Alton Dendy, a former state representa-
tive who wrote a brief history, of St. Joseph in
May 1937. boasted that "history records indi-
cate there has never been a greater assemblage
of superior men" than at the 1838 assembly.
Among its members were three future
Florida governors, three future U.S. Senators
and the future president of the 1861 succession
Though it had an impressive start, St.
Joseph met its demise less than a decade after
its founding.
In 1841, a ship carried yellow fever to St.
Joseph, killing many of its inhabitants and
causing others to flee.
A hurricane with a large storm surge
destroyed what was left of the town, which
remained uninhabited for the remainder of the
19t century. (See Doomed and Forgotten)
Railroad Names Port St. Joe
It was not the lure of history that attracted
the Apalachicola Northern Railroad to the area
bordering the lost city, but the uniqueness of



St. Joe Bay.
ANRR sought a deepwater port to accom-
modate the era's new steel hull ships, and St.
Joseph Bay offered,the deepest natural harbor
on the Gulf of Mexico.
Present-day Port St. Joe was founded early
in the 201 century about two miles north of the
old St. Joseph.
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When the railroad arrived,
the nameless city offered little
more than a turpentine still
and post office operated by
T.H. Stone, the city's future
When railroad execu-
tives began extending its line
into the region in 1909, they
petitioned the Postmaster
General's office in Washington
D.C. for a new post office.
ANRR executives request-
ed that the city be named "St.
Joe," an abbreviated form of
the old city name.
They were denied their
request in a Dec. 31, 1909 let-
ter from the Office of the First
Assistant Postmaster General,
who cited the likely confu-
sion with the city of "Saint
On a second applica-
tion, ANRR submitted the
name "Port St. Joe," and was
Subsequent correspon-
dence between the railroad
and Postmaster General's
office found ANRR completing
the railroad line, erecting a
station and moving the gen-
eral office from Apalachicola
to Port St. Joe.
The railroad dock, located

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beyond where the Piggly Wiggly
now stands, extended into St.
Joseph Bay for approximately
1,000 feet and ushered in Port
St. Joe's shipping industry.
It was removed in 1937,
during the construction of the
paper mill and exists now only
in the black and white pho-
tographs that document the
city's past.
A once thriving railroad,
the ANRR (now AN Railway),
has had a diminished pres-
ence in Gulf County, since the
closing of the paper mill in
As the 201" century dawned,
ANRR executives did not know
the fate of their enterprise.
They were enraptured with St.
Joseph Bay and the success
they believed it would bring
their company.
On June 20, 1910, ANRR
president J.C. Van Riper
informed the Post Master
General of the railroad's prog-
ress and closed with a predic-
tion for the city's future.
"On account of our docks
and shipments that will be
made through the port, we
anticipate Port St. Joe will be
a town of some importance
within the next year."

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Centennial Fever
In 1938, the eve of the
1001' anniversary of the sign-
ing of the state constitution in
St. Joseph, Port St. Joe resi-
dents began exhibiting the tell-
tale signs of Centennial Fever.
The old numbered avenues
were re-named in honor of the
1838 Constitutional delegates
(see sidebar), a new 1,000-
capacity Centennial Building
rose from the Earth and a
committee planned events for
a four-day Centennial extrava-
ganza on Dec. 7-10, 1938.
With the city experienc-
ing renewed pride in its past,
The Star's editor, WS. Smith,
offered a bold proposition in
the newspaper's Oct. 7, 1938
Smith asked his readers

to consider re-naming Port St.
Joe in honor of the lost city,
St. Joseph.
Smith's suggestion was
inspired by Florida state
librarian, W T. Cash, whom
he'd recently visited on a fact-
finding mission, hoping to
obtain some historical infor-
mation on the lost city.
Cash proposed the renam-
ing during a lengthy, two-hour
City names containing the
words "Port" or "Fort" remind-
ed the librarian of a small
village rather than a place of
importance, which he believed
to be Port St. Joe's destiny.
"'Port St. Joe' sounds so
small-townish," said Cash,
who saw the city becoming the
"leading industrial center of

Northwest Florida."
Smith agreed emphati-
In The Star, the editor
referenced St. Joseph's illus-
trious past as the Constitution
city and asked his readers to
weigh in on the name-change.
He cast his personal vote
in favor: "Personally, the edi-
tor of The Star would like
to see it changed, in order
that the city might bask in
the reflected glory of the old
city or perhaps we should
not say 'reflected,' as with the
change of the name, Port St.

Joe would don the mantle of
this past glory."
Readers Weigh In
The Star printed its reader
comments in the next issue, in

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an article entitled "To Change
or Not to Change, That is the
Though Smith had earlier
made his opinion known on
the issue, he provided a forum
for dissenting views.
S. H. McPhaul enlightened
the readers on the origins of
the name "Port St. Joe," not-
ing that it was the develop-
ment company's desire at that
time to name the new town St.
Joseph, "but the post office
department refused permis-
sion due to the fact that there
was a post office in South
Florida by that name."
The "development compa-
ny" of which he spoke, was of
course, ANRR, which actually
hoped to name the city "St.
Joe," not St. Joseph.
Noting that the compet-
ing post office had since been
abandoned, McPhaul could
find no legal obstacle to the
name change.
He offered a compromise
- to give the new city the "dig-
nified" name of St. Joseph,
and let the docks and fish
houses on the west end retain
the name of Port St. Joe, if the
owners so desired.
"Our Name 'Port'"
T.W. Wilson was one of
The Star's forward-thinking
readers, unswayed by the edi-
tor's appeal to sentiment.
He wrote a blistering
response to the city's name-
change advocates, arguing that
the town should forge its own
"Let old St. Joseph keep
the glory it may have achieved.
We do not need to bask in
'reflected glory,'" he wrote in a
direct swipe at Smith's previ-
ous article.
Wilson saw no true con-
nection to the city of St. Joseph
beyond a few tombs in the old
cemetery. He believed it pre-
sumptuous for Port St. Joe
residents to claim the city's
past glory as its own.
"Most we know of [St.
Joseph] is tradition, and while
perhaps it was the flourish-
ing city that dim history tells
about, and maybe had a glory
of its own, we have no reason
to consider ourselves as even a
part of it," he wrote.
Wilson did not believe

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Avenue Names Honor City's Past

"Port St. Joe" sounded
"small-townish." He liked
the lilt of the name, and
the positive connotations it
"Our most valuable
asset is our name 'Port,'"
wrote Wilson. "At once it
calls upon the idea of a har-
bor, and we have one of the
best natural harbors in any
of the southern states.
"Our city is right .at the
seaside, with quick access
to the Gulf, and it means so
much to the life of our city to
mention the name of 'port'
with it."
Like the ANRR presi-
dent before him, he believed
the port would determine
the city's destiny.
"We are new; let us
make our own glory. The
steamer lanes of the world
are being changed to include
calls at Port St. Joe, and our
water transportation is our
The World Watches
The Port channel was
constructed in 1914 and
deepened in 1937, prior
to the construction of the
paper mill.
According to the Port
Authority Master Plan, a
portion of the Port was used
for petroleum storage and
pipeline operations to aid
the war effort during World
War II.
The Port's channel
and harbor were dredged
in, 1962 and maintenance
dredging occurred in 1973,
1980 and 1985.
Cargo handled at the
Port between the 1940s and
1989s included petroleum,
cotton, timber, chemicals,"
paper, resin, turpentine, and
various agricultural com-
Since the closing of the
mill and the down-sizing of -
the railroad, Port St. Joe
evolved from a working-
class mill town to a city -
fueled by tourist dollars and

the buying and selling of real
For years, it has been a
port city without a working
As the Port Authority
waits for the Department
of Community Affairs to
approve its master plan it
readies to awaken a long-
slumbering industry.
ThePort Authority envi-
sions the Port of Port St. Joe
as a landlord port that will
lease property to ship lines,
terminal operators, indus-
trial users and other service
It has entered into what
it believes to be a mutu-
ally-beneficial compact with
the Port of Panama City to
expand waterborne trade
and commerce in Northwest
As it has been so many
times in its history, Port St.
Joe is once again poised for
a new chapter.
As the Port gains momen-
tum, the 1938 words of Star
reader T.H. Wilson acquire
renewed significance.
"The outside world will
know us best by reason of
the 'Port,' and the eyes of
the world are turned to us
today, and our development
is being closely watched."

Terrell Higdon "T.H."
Stone was a pioneer settler in
Port St. Joe, having moved his
family to the still nameless city
in 1905.
During his life, he wit-
nessed many changes the
coming of the railroad, the
city's incorporation and the
building of the Gulf County
Stone could appreciate
some of the changes; others,
he could not abide.
Stone made his opinions
known from his seat on the
city commission in 1937.
When a proposed ordi-
nance to rename the city's ave-
nues came before the board in
December of that year, Stone
clung tightly to tradition.
The ordinance provided
for renaming Port St. Joe's
avenues so that they would
not conflict with street names,
which were also designated by
Under the proposal,
First Avenue became Baltzell;
Second, Monument; Third,
Reid; Fourth, Williams; Fifth,
Long; Sixth, Woodward;
Seventh, Park; Eighth,
Gadsden and Ninth, Knowles.
The new avenue names
were a nod to the signers of
the state constitution in 1838,
who congregated in the old city
of St. Joseph.
Following the reading of
the ordinance at the Dec. 28,
1937 meeting, Stone entered

an objection, noting that
renaming the avenues "would
merely add more legal ver-
biage to records."
He continued with an
illustrative example.
"Under the present system
of street and avenue names, a
stranger can come into town
and find his way about with
ease, but with the change of
avenue names from number
to names, while permanent
residents of the city would
become accustomed to it, the
stranger in our midst would
be confused. I am opposed to
it," Stone said.
City Engineer W.R. Galt
took exception to Stone's
remarks, noting that the sys-
tem of naming avenues and
'streets by, number only con-
tributed to strangers' confu-
"When [a stranger] comes
into the city and asks direc-
tions as to the residence of
some individual, he may be
told 'at the corner of Second
Street and Fifth Avenue,' and
when he has repeated this to
himself two or three times it
may be 'the corner of Fifth
Street and Second Avenue,'
and he would end up way out
in the swamp."
Stone scored a temporary
victory, but his fellow commis-
sioners could not eradicate
Galt's swamp wanderer from
their imaginations.
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the ordinance, with Mayor J.L.
Sharit and Commissioner B.A.
Pridgeon voting yes and Stone,
The Star printed a list of
the new avenue names and
their retired numbers above

the fold in its Feb. 18, 1938
The list was compact for
a purpose.
'"Just clip this and paste
it in your hat until you have
become accustomed to the new
names," advised The Star.

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The early paragraphs of this space this
week belong to Jen, a mother of three whose
plight was reported this week by the newspa-
per in Fort Walton Beach, one of our sister
She is one of too many in this area, too
many who go unnoticed in this arriving holi-
day season.
She and too many others are counted
among those for whom Thanksgiving or
Christmas, Hanukah or Kwanza, mean no
more or less than the other 364 days on their
annual calendars of struggle.
Those who fall through the cracks, gov-
ernmental or, more importantly, societal, of
the net which catches some and prevents
their collapse.
Jen is like Alison, the struggling mom
profiled in these pages a few weeks ago,
united in a sister- and brotherhood of those
who life has smacked a time or two.
Enough for now, though, for Jen's words
carry far more power.

Every day, Jen sees her three kids'
Christmas lists hanging on the refrigerator..
She wishes she could purchase a few of
the items, but her financial reality is that
she cannot.
"The financial aspect isn't even funny,"
Jen said. "Everything is pending. We're
struggling to get by. This is the wrong time
of the season for this to,be happening.
"Christmas is a big to-do for me," she
added. "I'm probably the biggest Santa
Claus of them all. If the kids don't sleep the
night before, it's probably my fault."
The only income Jen has is child sup-
port. Like many, she was recently laid off
because of the slowing economy. She hasn't
been able to find a job, and she's looked
everywhere, she says, from movie theaters
to office buildings.
"I've gone to goofy places," Jen said. "I'll
do anything. It's pitiful out there." .
Her husband recently left her out of
the blue, and she's had to adapt to being a
single parent. Jen has no family around to
help her.
She and her children did have compan-
ionship in the form of a roommate. She was
struggling to pay the bills and getting util-
ity disconnection notices, so she took in the
roommate .to help control expenses.
"It was very awkward for us having a
family and living with someone we didn't

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strating fiscal responsibility no joke intend-
ed, apparently while there are real people,
real checkbooks, real paychecks, which have
been impacted by the dip the economic roller
coaster has taken lately.
Sure, unemployment remains low, but
that seems ephemeral now and, further, fails
to reflect that far too many of those employed
make far less than the national average, that
too many live's are week-to-week and heaven
forbid, like Jen, the kids become sick, the
fan belt on the car snaps.
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Jen could
trade spots and
names with far
too many in
our community,
those who have
been similarly,
displaced by
the rough and
tumble that is
this wrestle of

know," Jen said. "But I had bills due. I had
to do what I had to do."
Someone was going to donate a car
to Jen, but she couldn't afford the taxes to
transfer the title and start the insurance.
She's trying to save so she can get the car.
Meanwhile she's had to tell the utility
companies that she will pay a double bill,
in January because she can't afford this
month's expenses.
In the past few days, she and her kids
have also contracted the flu. One of her
sons, who is 6 and had a liver transplant
when he was nine months, was hospital-
ized with the sickness. He's doing better,
but like his siblings is hoping for a nice
"The kids will be OK," Jen said. "They're.
a little lonely, and they're not happy. It's
always been a special time for us, and this
is not what we expected. It breaks my heart
to see them hurting. But I'll make it good.

One Ghost Of Thanksgiving Past

I remember the exact date., November 25,
1965! I hadn't thought much about turkey or.
dressing or "gathering" in the days leading up 'to
that Thanksgiving. I was way too biusy' I was only
a couple of months into my college career... .and I
had ap English professor who thought if we read
enough and studied enough and recited enough
we could bring John Milton back to life! .
I waited tables in the dining hall three times
a day for my board. Dean Webb was bound and
determined t9 cover the first half of the history of
the entire known world before Christmas! I knew
biology was going to take a bite out of my time
when Dr. Ramseur laid those fetal pigs up on the'
table. I swept out the student union for spending
.money. I spent more time in the library than my
dorm room. And I somehow managed to make it
to football practice everyday.
Between that schedule and the three or four
hours of sleep each night, I didn't dwell on the
upcoming holiday. It barely even crossed my
mind. Not until Wednesday. morning of the 24th.
John Stewart was preparing to head for Atlanta,
"Kes, you going to McKenzie for the holidays?"
Well, no. It was 212 miles from Sewanee to
my house. I had no car. The bus only ran across
the mountain once or twice a week. I had no
'money for such a trip anyway. And hitchhiking
Might get me home but I couldn't take the chance
that I could .iake it back by my first class on
MondaY m
-It was,no big deal. I waste out on my own now.
I' had been since Mom dropped me off in front
of Gailor Hall back in August. This was college!
I was in charge of my life! I was making every
decision about where to be, when to/be there and
how to cope with whatever came up after I got
there. It's called growing up! I'd manage....
It was NO BIG DEAL until about 9:30am on
Thanksgiving morning! Leon. and. David Mark
would be drifting into the kitchen about now.
They'd have to weave in between Mom, Aunt
Beatrice, Granny,,Aunt Adell, Aunt Ruby Nell....
they couldn't even sneak a pumpkin tart with all
those eyes watching....believe me, I know. We'd
been trying to "steal" a pre-Thanksgiving bite


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since back when Truman was president!
You could not imagine how forlorn this cam-
pus was with 90 per cent of the students gone.
The quietness was near' bout overwhelming!
The book store was closed; as,was the student
union; and the dining hall. About all that was left
was me and the overseas students...,.and a'half
a dozen dogs.
By ten o'clock Mom would be arranging
things in the oven. The men would gather around
the fire place, making fun of all the talk emanat-
ing from the kitchen---but. in truth, Uncle F. D.'
could near 'make up for all the women right by
himself. And when you threw Ben, Uncle Clifford
and Dad in there, the men could hold their own.
Uncle Womack was the only one who would not
be talking.
I walked downtown to Cotton Terrill's Texaco
Station. It was closed! In the total sum of my col--
lege'experience I had never known Cotton not to
be open. The wind picked up and the tempera-
ture dropped as I sat down on the bench in front
of the City Cafe. I didn't need to read the sign---.
Sthe locked doors and the dark interior gave me
the info I needed.
It was.getting on toward eleven. The smell of
turkey and dressing, ham, turnip greens, sweet
potato casserole, squash and boiling corn would
be permeating through the house. F D. would be
down toward the end of the'story about him and
Uncle Marvin and Lonnie taking the light out of
the Pentecostal church during the Sunday night
service to search for a quarter.
I pulled my collar up around my neck and

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started the eight mile walk to Monteagle. It was
too lonely to hang around this place And maybe
Take back a little of'what I said about the college
guy having everything all worked out....
By the time Johnnie Johnson came along
in his old Ford and gave me a lift down to the
Monteagle Diner it wAs well past noon., My folks
would be selecting their places around that big
table. Mom would be beaming as everyone set-
tled in to enjoy the meal she had been working on
for two days. They'd be bowing their heads about
now and Pa would be thanking the Creator for
this fine day and this fine food and for this family
being together at this special time.....
It's amazing the things we take for granted.
I pushed through the front door of the
Diner and noticed the emptiness of it. Aside'
from one lone truck driver in the back and the
rail thin waitress, I was the "rest of the crowd".
I eased into the corner booth and ordered the
Thanksgiving special. She set the steaming tur-
key and dressing in front of me with a smile and
a nod. The silence was .thundering as I sliced
through the canned cranberry sauce.
Aunt Ruby Nell would be telling the whole
group what they ought to do and what she
had been doing and what she was going to do.
Uncle F D. would be fighting her for speaking
time. Pa would be dispensing wisdom. Granny
would be laughing. Clifford would be talking
Polled Herefords. Uncle Ben would be listening
with that' wonderful grin. Aunt Beatrice would
be showing off her pickled peaches. Womack
wouldn't say a word.
"You not hungry, honey!" Miss Skinny had
noticed my meager attempt at this meal.
"No ma'am. I reckon not."
I learned one important fact as I swirled my
peas around the mashed potatoes and pondered
life from the corner booth of the Monteagle Diner
on that early afternoon of'November 25, 1965.....
Thanksgiving ain't half as special when you are
there......as it is when you ain't!

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for too many should such things occur at
Christmas, during Thanksgiving, rendering
a day already lacking much holly into just
another day.
That is where the Salvation Army's
Empty Stocking Fund has come in for nearly
two decades.
The goal of the fund is simple: provide
food and gifts for those who might otherwise
go without, those for whom the mere idea of
a tree and decorations, or stockings hung for
filling, represents a mirage.
I Long sponsored primarily by Florida
Freedom Newspapers and Tommy Thomas
Chevrolet, the fund received an additional
bonus recently in the'form of $15,000 from
The St. Joe Company.
The News Herald matches the first
$7,500 in contributions, Tommy Thomas the
next $7,500 collected.
The charge this year is to reach $170,000,
at which point Tommy Thomas kicks in
another $7,500.
The fund expects to
cts to assist- assist 150 families
Gulf and in Gulf and Franklin
ulf and counties alone.
ies alone. I Contributions
can be made to The
can be made Empty Stocking
Stocking Fund, c/o The
Salvation Army, PO
Salvation Box 540, Panama
540, Panama City, Fl. 32402 or
or Stocking Fund, The
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Port St. Joe, FL.
Box 308, 32457.
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ute will be printed
in these pages dur-
ing the ensuing weeks of the holiday season.,
Though we do not always adhere to what
'we learned as children, many of us, were
raised understanding that Thanksgiving is a
compound word.
Representing a' time to give thanks to all
we are fortunate to enjoy and- pull from this
life, it is also marks a time to give-to those
less fortunate, who life has kicked, a time or
two... ,
The second part feels just as good, if not
better, than the first part.



Tim Croft
Star News Editor

Championship Seasons

Regardless of what happens this Friday -and
here's a hearty shout out to the Sharks as they
travel to North Florida Christian for the state
football semifinals this has been a another title
season for Gulf County school sports.
I am writing here not of records or titles, but
what kind of student/athletes have shined this
season, irregardless of the scoreboard, for the
Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe.
They played hard, tough football, but they also
did so with the kind of sportsmanship and citizen-
ship which should make every adult proud.
There were plenty of reasons during the
season for h6ads to be lost, but both teams can
be proud that their kids rarely, if ever, forgot
theirs; they played the way high school sports is
intended, with discipline and teamwork -at the
forefront, not press clippings or scholarships or
Not that any of this is strictly a football phe-
nomenon because it is not.
As is noted by an anonymous letter writer on
the next page, there 'is plenty of class and pride to
be seen on the soccer pitch, whether it's the Lady
Sharks or the Sharks playing.
The way the boys' team responded last week
to the tragic death of Sam Cox, a senior leader as
was described in last week's story by staff writer
Despina Williams, with courage and heart while
honoring their absent friend and teammate, was
heartwrenching and cause for more than a few
pairs of swimming eyes.
The Lady Sharks had plenty of upheaval
before the season even started, with a change of
coaches just before the first game, yet the ladies
have started out well and a core group of outstand-
ing young women is making school and commu-
nity proud with each game.
There is also' Billy Naylor, the sophomore
cross country athlete from Wewahitchka, who has
largely run at the front by himself much of this
season, placing in the top three in a large area
meet early in the season and becoming the only
county runner, to, qualify for the state meet which
he finished in the upper half of the field.
Heck, even Dolphins of the Gene Raffield
football league overcame an undefeated team from
Blountstown to win the "Super Bowl" for their, the
youngest, age group.
.I spent much bf Friday -a couple of weeks
ago traveling with the Port St: Joe football team
as they opened the playoffs on the road at Mayo
< Along the way, the team. ate lunch at a Golden
Corral restaurant in Perry.
Now, having worked in the restaurant busi-
ness for a time in my life, I can attest that the
thought of 40-50 teenagers converging on an eat-
ery at the same time would be enough to induce
a sudden case of pneumonia or malaria or scarlet
r However, a most startling though not to
those around local teams sight was on display.
This group of teenagers behaved in a manner,
their school should be proud of, so well-behaved
in fact that the manager of the Golden Corral
sought out Coach John Palmer to tell him his team
was invited back anytime.
I She added that the local high school football
team had been banned from the restaurant due to
their boorish behavior, lack of manners and gener-
al disrespect toward the staff and other patrons.
But if the Port St. Joe football team was trav-
eling through Perry.again, she insisted, stop on in
and have a meal.
Later, as I listened to some. of the coaches and
school and district administrators, it sounded as
if a loss on the field would only slightly mitigate
the pride generated by the way these young men
Sportsmanship is generally in the seat in front
of championships in Gulf County, as countless
awards recognizing that sportsmanship attests.
The argument from here is-that those football
players provided just a sampling of what folks'
have come to expect when it comes to the kids,
athletes or not, at Gulf County schools.
To observe the rapt attention at Port St.
Joe High School, observe the buoyant spirit on
the football field at Wewahitchka High School,
as Veterans Day programs were conducted is to
understand what special kids the 'product of
family and community upbringing there are in
Gulf County. r .
Which is why, one more time, I send out a plea
for assistance from coaches around the county
and the support and push' from principals and
athletic directors.'
You are reading the words of a orie-man'
sports department. It is impossible, at any time of
year or season on the sports calendar, to attend,
photograph and cover every game played by every
team in the county.
The flip side is that this eats at me, producing
the guilt of a murderer.
That is because I started in this business in
sports, desired no more than to be a prep sports-
writer and believe with every fiber of my body that
the boys and girls who participate and compete in
scholastic sports in Gulf County receiving true
lessons of life from caring and committed coaches
- deserve space on our sports pages.
So lend a hand, coaches.
Call me at 227-7827 or e-mail at timc(starfl.
com by Tuesday morning of each week and pro-
vide me a rundown of game action and stats.
I try to get to as many games as possible to
at least secure photographs of those who are par-
Help me fill in the blanks.
Having been around these youngsters from
Ashley Davis to Kayla Minger to Samantha Rich to
J.J. Roberts, to name just a few for several years
now I can attest that they deserve all the attention
we can provide.




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Moving Tribute

For a long time now,
we have heard that soccer
is coming. More and more
youth play every year in
the recreation league. Last
Tuesday night at the soccer
field proves that soccer
has arrived. The Sharks
defeated West Gadsden
4-1 in a highly emotional

and spirited soccer match.
If you weren't there, you
missed out. I attended that
game because I wanted to
honor Sam Cox.
During the game, I
witnessed many things
that will stay with me for
a long time. There was the
cracking, emotional voice
of our unbiased, bilingual
announcer. There were

the cheers of excitement,
tears of love, joy, and
sorrow. There was an
unyielding bond of a team
that obviously played with
much love and emotion for
the entire game. They were
awesome. There were -the
balloons that disappeared
into the Heavens with a lone
balloon separating itself as
if to say goodbye. There was

a quick look to the Heavens
by Mica Ashcraft after he
scored a goal. There was a
moment of silence.
I attended this game in
honor of Sam Cox as many
others did. I will attend
more games now; to watch
Sam's teammates. I hope
others will as well.


Thanks to the

Dear Editor:
Now that the physical
and medical aspects of this
terrible tragedy have almost
passed, the emotional
healing process has begun.
I feel compelled in my heart
to take time and thank God
and all the special people
who have helped my two
loved ones through this
critical time.
First, I want to express
a sincere thank-you to the
Gulf County EMS for their
prompt response time, and
saving two lives!
Next a deep note of
thanks to the staff of Bay
Medical Center for their

excellent level of care and
A deep, gratitude of
thanks goes to Gulf County
Sheriff Office, Port St.
Joe Police Dept, Florida
-Dept of Law Enforcement,
"Crime Stoppers," and
Beverly, whose persistence
Thanks also to the
local media coverage of
this ongoing story and
most importantly the entire
community, for all the
prayers and support.

With deepest
Susan Taylor Williams

New Census Data Show Low-Tax States Better at Reducing Poverty

By: Matthew Ladner,

Which states are
and which are failing? You
may be surprised.
Many people believe
that government should
play the role of Robin
Hood. Through progressive
taxation, spending and
redistribution, proponents
believe government will
reduce poverty.
Most .economists,
however, argue that the best
way to reduce poverty is
economic growth. They say
more growth means more
jobs, a surefire anti-poverty
A new study, How to
Win the War on Poverty: An
Analysis of State Poverty
Trends, tests these different
theories by examining state'
poverty rates from 1990-
In the mid 1990s,
the federal government-

- Floridians are positive,
about local schools and
neighborhoods but share
deep concerns about the
future of the state and'
give surprisingly low
ratings to the job being
performed by all levels of
government, according to
the groundbreaking, first
annual Leadership Florida
"Sunshine State Survey".
The study, sponsored by
Kaplan University, showed
consensus' around a
handful of issues including'
improving public education

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eliminated its largest welfare
program, replacing it with
a system -of block grants
to the states. In essence,
the federal government
admitted its failure in
administering welfare and
looked to the states to serve
as "laboratories of reform"
in the War on Poverty.
Nationwide, the
states took great strides
in reducing both general
and childhood poverty.
Poverty fell by 5.3 percent
and childhood poverty
by 9.4 percent. Some
states, however, reduced
poverty much more than
others, while some states
suffered large increases.
For example, Colorado
reduced its childhood
poverty rate by almost 27
percent. Meanwhile, Rhode
Island saw its childhood,
poverty rate increase by
almost the same amount.
What accounts for those
Using data from
the Census Bureau, the

and better managing
responsible growth.
The statewide poll is the
most comprehensive,
deepest-drilling seen in
Florida's history, reaching
out to residents on a wide
range of issues to gauge the
perspective of Floridians.
This first annual poll will
be conducted -each year -
- to establish baseline
data for .evaluating public
opinion shifts and trends in
the development of public
policy. ;
As the first study of

Goldwater Institute report
finds that states with the
lowest tax rates enjoyed
sizeable decreases in
poverty. For example, the
10 states with the lowest
state and local tax burdens
saw an average poverty
reduction of 13 percent-
-two times better than
the national average. The
10 highest tax states,.
meanwhile, suffered an
average increase in poverty
of 3 percent.,
Some high tax states,
such as California, Hawaii
and New York, suffered
catastrophic increases in
poverty. As California began
to reject the low tax legacy
of the Reagan governorship,
the state's poverty rate
jumped 13 percent. Some
will be quick to dismiss
this as a consequence of
illegal immigration. But
lower-tax, border-states
such as Arizona and Texas
had substantial declines
in poverty while also
experiencing equivalent

its kind in terms of depth
and comprehensiveness,
the Leadership Florida
"Sunshine .State Survey"
will be an extremely useful.
resource to Florida's-
new governor and state
legislature. It will also
be distributed to local
governments throughout
Florida and to every
university in the state to
'provide benchmark data
that will be vitally important
to further research efforts
and new public 'policy

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increases in immigration.
In fact, California's
high taxation has been so
damaging to the economy
that it is on track to having
a higher percentage of its.
population living in poverty
by 2010 than Mississippi.
When a state has alowtax
burden, economic growth
is stronger. Economic
growth delivers more job
creation and higher per
capital and median family
incomes. Economic growth
is a powerful means to pull
people out of poverty.
The report also grades
each state's progress in
reducing both general and
childhood poverty. Florida
received a D- in poverty
reduction for decreasing
the general poverty rate
by 1.6 percent and the
childhood poverty rate by
5.2 percent.
Although some
policymakers justify high'
taxes for the sake of the
poor, the data show that
higher, taxes and related



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: WHEN: Wednesday,
November 15, 2006, 1:00 PM.
WHERE: Marriott Bay
Point Resort, 4000 Marriott
Drive, Panama City Beach
In the\ last congressional
session, the openingofFlorida's
offshore waters for drilling was
a highly-contested issue, and
with Chevron, et.al's, recent
discovery of a large deep-water
petroleum pool in the Gulf of
Mexico, the pressure to relax
Florida's offshore drilling
limits will likely increase, The
controversy centers around
environmental and ,tourism
concerns versus the economic
health and security of America.
Indisputably, our nation's
continued dependence on and
increasing demand for foreign
oil (obtained from fields
that are passing their peak
production) is not sustainable
The Mineral Management
Service estimated that the
Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)
contains 86 billion barrels
of oil and 420 trillion cubit
feet of natural gas. This is
enough natural gas to heat 100
million homes for 60 'years
or enough oil to replace the
current Persian Gulf imports
for 59 years. At this time, 80%
of America's OCS is hot open
to oil and gas exploration and

spending do little to reduce
poverty rates. Rather, states
with healthy economic
climates have much more
success in lifting people out
of poverty.
The causes of, and
solutions to, poverty are
complex', but one policy

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are 'a significant factor in'
achieving the universal goal
of poverty reduction.
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at the Phoenix-based
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Residents aqd taxpayers can contact County
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Carmen McLemore

Billy Traylor

Bill Williams

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Jerry Barnes

* Commission
Chairman Carmen
McLemore can be
reached at 227-4965

* Commissioner
Billy Traylor can be
reached at 227-6036.,

* Commissioner
Bill Williams can be
reached at 227-6422..

* Commissioner
Nathan Peters, Jr.
can be reached at

* Commissioner
Jerry Barnes can be
reached at 340-0220.

Commissioners can
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city of Wewahitchka, and main-
tain the substation there.
The total purchase price,
including closing costs, is set
.at $85,000.
The purchase of the build-
ing will be consolidated with
the large collection of building
projects for which the county
plans to gather bids and exe-
cute at one time.
The City of Port St. Joe
had asked the county to assist
with the removal of stumps on
25 acres of city cemetery land,
in preparation for expansion
of the cemetery.
After discussing the
request, commissioners admit-
ted it would be "a major job,"
citing the 10 acres at Honeyville

budget hearings in the sum-
mer and fall.
* -. mi /- They were trying to recon-
1 { _/- cil their perceptions of per-
sonnel policies and the specter
Park they were still working of lower property taxes, fewer
on, according to Commission budget dollars, and higher
chairman Carmen McLemore. millage rates next year.
Traylor gave a price of "The difficulty the board
$3,000 per acre to clear land, will have is facing the taxpay-
using as his guidelines the ers next year, with property
acreage he recently had cleared values down and millage up.
in the Dead Lakes renovation We must have demonstrated
project. we've done everything we could
Commissioners voted to keep costs down," said
unanimously to have county Commissioner Bill Williams.
administrator Don Butler "go After lengthy discussion,,
see what we're dealing with the board decided unanimous-
and report back," and to send ly to advertise, after looking
a letter to Port St. Joe Mayor inside county ranks, for the
Frank Pate stating that the recently vacated positions of
county would respond to his master mechanic and code
request for help by providing enforcement officer, and to
a plan on a timely basis. consider each ensuing vacant
Commissioners position on a case-by-case
exchanged their impressions basis.
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elected as the new Blue Dog
Co-Chair for Administration
and joined his fellow Blue
Dogs in pledging to work in a
bipartisan way to restore fiscal
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Congress, I look forward to
advancing our ideals and
working with Democrats and
Republicans alike to restore
our country's fiscal house."
The Blue Dog Coalition is
a group of moderate and con-,

servative Democrats focused
on bipartisan cooperation, fis-
cal responsibility, government
accountability, and national
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bers strong when the 110th
Congress convenes in January
2007. With members hailing
from every region of the coun-
try, the Blue Dogs represent
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American public.
"In the recent election,
the American people sent a
strong message to Washington-
it was a message in favor of
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bipartisan ideals that the Blue
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responsibility and exercises its
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the Republican tidal wave that
swept Democrats out of power.
The name was chosen by the
founding members because
they literally felt choked blue
by the extremes in both par-
Congressman Allen Boyd
is a fifth generation farmer and
Army veteran from Monticello,
Florida, poised to enter his
sixth term representing
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Julie McBee, a critical care
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Paul McBee and one of
the McBee's guests, Donald
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50 feet onto shore, so .that
it would not drown with the
rising tide. Foley advised them
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wet towels, leaving its nostrils
exposed. The towel was
removed overnight to prevent
hypothermia," said Julie
Bruce Drye, the marine
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George Island, was out of town
so his wife, Rose Drye, helped
coordinate the transport of the


Together with assistance
from Bruce Hall. the turtle
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from Gulf World halfway at
10:45 Saturday morning.
Julie McBee estimated
that the animal's shell was
close to 40 inches long and
30 inches wide, and weighed
about 80 pounds. She said
the global positioning system
coordinates were North 29
degrees 40.658 and West 84
degree 49.535.
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enough so that it's not eating
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2. Arkansas
3. Florida
4. Clemson
5. Mississippi

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6. Georgia
7. Wake Forest
8. U.S.C.
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10. Nebraska

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2. Arkansas
3. Florida
4. Clemson
5. Mississippi


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7. Wake Forest
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8. Notre Dame
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8. Notre Dame
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8. Notre Dame
9. Texas
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70% (84-36)
1. Boston College 6. Georgia
2. Arkansas 7. Wake Forest
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Dolphins Win Big Bend Superbowl

Saturday Nov. 11 the
Gene Raffield Football
League hosted the Big Bend
Youth Football Superbowl.
Teams from Sneads,
Blountstown, Franklin
County, Chattahoochie,
and Port St. Joe competed.
Playoff games the previous
week between the North
and South divisions had
determined who would play
to become the best of the
In Pee Wee Action Port
St. Joe's 11-12 year old
Buccaneers played an
undefeated Chattahoochie
.quad to a 6-6 stalemate
into the fourth quarter. The
talk of the league before
the game was, "Can anyone
stand toe-to-toe with the
Yellow Jackets?" But the

Buccaneers from Port St.
Joe took' the fight to their
much larger opponents. The
swarming defense of the
Bucs held Chattahoochie to
their lowest point total of
the year but fell short in
the end by a score of 20-6.
Coach Mal Parrish as well
as Assistants David Davis,
Frank Cochran, and Sissy
Worley put a brilliant game
plan in effect and the play-
ers responded with a great
effort, only to fall short on
the scoreboard but not in
the heart.
Franklin County won
a hard-fought battle with
Sneads in the 9-10 year
old Tiny Mite Division. With
Franklin County ahead 6-0
midway into the 3rd quarter,
Sneads thought they had



tied it on a long run for a
touchdown. Unfortunately,
the long run was called back
by a penalty and Franklin
County scored again to win
their first ever Big Bend
The game of the day
turned out to be the 7-8
year old Tiny Mites Game
between the undefeated
Blountstown Tigers and the
Port St. Joe Dolphins. The
Dolphins from Port St. Joe
had previously fought their
way back in league play
to have a shot at the play-
offs by defeating Franklin
County. The next week they
traveled to Liberty County
and defeated a 6-1 team in
2 overtimes. Coaches Rob
Jasiwski, Bobby Nobles,
Stacy Hanlon, and Dane
Caldwell told their kids
before the game, "You've
given all we could ask this
year and more. Let's just go
have fun!"
Trailing 6-0 to the
mighty Blountstown Tigers
in the second half, the
Dolphins started having fun
as tailback Troy Williams
scampered around end for'
a 65 yard touchdown run.
Ethan Sanders at quarter-
back then called his own
number and was not to be
denied as he carried 'two
Tiger defenders on his back
over the goal line for the

the undefeated Blountstown
squad mounted a fourth
quarter drive.
With the clock running
out Blountstown had the
ball on the Dolphins two-
yard line with one more
play. A runoff tackle from
the undefeated Tigers
was met by a swarming
Dolphins defense for a two-
yard loss and the more
than 1000 Port St. Joe fans
stormed the field. Ah 8-6
Superbowl victory was cer-
tainly sweet considering the
Dolphins had never had a
winning season, never been
to the playoffs, never been
to a Superbowl... and now
they had done it all over
an undefeated Blountstown
The three teams from

over 80 youngsters. The
Dolphins, Jaguars, and
Buccaneers combined for a
total record of 17 wins and
only 6 losses. Good coach-
ing as well as all the volun-
teers involved to help the
coaches may have result-
ed in the good record; but
the Gene Raffield Football

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and losing. All the kids in
this league are winners. All
of our league sponsors are
winners. All of you in 'the
community; fans, parents,
people who took the time
to help our youth become
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The Dolphin defense kept the pressure on the quarterback the Dolphins lead was 8-6 as League this year registered The Dolphin defense swarms to the Blountstown ball carrier.
entire game.

Naylor Lone Gulf County Cross Country Athlete to Reach State Meet
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.. 'S make the trip to state. Naylor was 14th at the regional meet in Tallahassee in a time of
,'. 17:56, placing high enough and in a sufficient time to qualify for a trip to the state finals.
.i" IlIn the state.Class lA boys' meet at Dade City, Naylor placed 82nd among a field of 179

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Date Team Place Time
Nov. 14, Pre-Tourney Blountstown 6:00
Nov. 16 Pre-Tourney Blountstown 7:30
Nov. 21 Sneads Home 6:00
Dec. 1 Port St. Joe Away 5:00
Dec. 2 Bethlehem Away 4:00
Dec. 5 Liberty'County Home 5:00
Dec. 7 Altha Away 5:30
Dec. 8 Blountstown 'Home 6:00
Dec: 12 Apalachicola Home 5:00
Dec. 14 Langston Presentation Away 6:00
Dec. 15 Carrabelle Away 5:00
Dec. 16 Langston Tourney Chipola 12:30
Dec. 18 Poplar Springs Home 5:00
Dec. 20-22 Blountstown Tourney Blountstown 6:00

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Final Four

Once they had the Hornet
middle softened, the Sharks
turned to Chaz Byrd (17 car-
ries for 132 yards) and Ashley
Davis (19 for 71) to shorten
a game that began as a track
meet and hold off a pressing
Hawthorne offense.
Once again, as they have

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done so much this season, Port
St. Joe emerged victorious
without a yard through the air.
"Our strength is our offen-
sive line," said Port St. Joe
coach John Palmer. "We have
to go with that strength. We
felt the inside running game

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Hawthorne's Kelvia McCray finds Port St. Joe's Brian Lamboy an immov-
able object in the first half of last Friday's game. Photo by Andrew Wardlow/
Florida Freedom Newspapers

would be a difference all
night and after Jordan had
some big plays early, it was."
And, lastly, on defense, Port
St. Joe kept dual-threat Josh
McCoy in the pocket, hold-
ing the senior quarterback who
had torched Liberty County for

350 yards passing
last week to 15 of
30 passing for 250
yards and two touch-
downs with an inter-
The Sharks kept
pressure on McCoy
all night even with
the Hawthorne offen-
sive line having per-
fected a referee-can't-
see-it holding style
they employed all
night and sacked
him seven times.
Other than
two big plays, the
Hornets, despite
controlling the clock
for much of 'the sec-
ond half, could not
break through a
Port St. Joe defense
which limited them
to but 63 yards on
the ground.
Without a ground
game McCoy's
scrambling was
about the only con-
sistent ground attack
the Hornets could
offer it came down
to McCoy's left arm

Sharks Remain Unbeaten in Soccer

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

In a game as emotional as
it was sweet for Port St. Joe,
the Sharks started an unbeaten
week with a 4-1 win over West
The Sharks started the
game with the theme of 11, the
number which adorned the jer-
sey of right defender Sam Cox,
tragically killed -in a single-
car accident while driving to
Gainesvi le following a game
two weeks ago.
After welcoming West
Gadsden to Shark Field. the
Sharks announced that they
had dedicated the game and
the season in Cox's memory.
The decision was also
made by the team and coaches
to permanently retire Cox's No.
11 jersey a circle around
the No. 11 was spray-painted
at each end of the field and
the Sharks, after releasing 11
helium balloons from the right
defender position on the pitch,
played the first 11 minutes
down one man,
Not that it made much dif-
ference as Mica Ashcraft quick-
ly scored an unassisted goal to
put Port St. Joe on top early in
the game.
West Gadsden tied the'
game shortly before halftime,
but Ashcraft, who had played

soccer with Cox since they were
youngsters, scored, unassist-
ed again, early in the second
half and the Sharks didn't look
S "From there on we took
command of the game," said
Port St. Joe coach Tom Curry.
Alex Flanagan made it 3-1
when, positioned in the box, he
batted a corner kick into the
net. Kurtis Krum added a final
goal to close out the scoring.
Meanwhile, the Panthers
were kept -at bay by a tight
Shark defense and the efforts
of goalkeeper Hunter Garth,
who made, Curry said, "two
very good saves" late in the
game to keep West Gadsden off
the board.
The Sharks are now 3-0 in
District 1-2A.
The Port St. Joe City
Commission has also
announced that it would name
the soccer field at Lamar Faison
Fields in memory of Cox.

Nov. 17
Port St. Joe 5, Marianna 3
It was the Mica Ashcraft
show as the Sharks upped
their overall record to 4-0 by
swamping Marianna.
After both teams started
slow, Ashcraft opened the scor-
ing late in the first half with an
unassisted goal.
Marianna tied the game
just before halftime and Garth

made a "great" save to maintain
the tie heading into intermis-
Ashcraft started the sec-
ond-half scoring with an unas-
sisted goal to put Port St. Joe
up for good.
Ashcraft made it 3-1 on a
free kick and scored two more
times scoring all five Port St.
Joe goals on assists from
Kurtis Krum as the Sharks
pulled away to a 5-1 lead.
Marianna scored two late
goals to make the score closer
than 'the action would have
After playing Freeport on
Tuesday and taking a break
for the Thanksgiving holiday,
the Sharks begin a difficult
non-district slate of games, all
at home.
Port St. Joe hosts Wakulla
at 5 p.m. ET on Monday,
Nov. 27, Bay at 7 p.m. ET on
Tuesday, Nov. 28, Rutherford
at 6 p.m. ET on Thursday,
Nov. 30.
The new month begins with
the Sharks hosting Freeport at
6 p.m. ET on Monday, Dec. 4
and Arnold at 6 p.m. ET on
Tuesday, Dec. 5.
"We will be playing big
schools not in our district and
they are going to be some of the
most exciting games we'll play
this year," Curry .said. "People
should come out and see some
good soccer."

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and that was not enough.
"We needed to keep him
in the pocket and hit him and
wear him down," said Shark
defensive coordinator Chuck
Gannon of McCoy. "We wanted
to keep pressure, keep mov-
ing people around and for the
most part we did that. (McCoy)
is a great athlete."
Though his name won't
appear in a stat sheet or
score line, Warren Floyd pro-
duced two first-half plays
which proved huge in swinging
momentum to the Sharks, who
refused to relinquish it.
Hawthorne ended the open-
ing possession by intercepting
Port St. Joe quarterback Mike
Quinn at the Hornet 38. McCoy
completed a seven-play scor-
ing drive when he converted a
third-and-13 by hitting Julious
Scott over the middle for a
40-yard catch-and-run touch-
The Hornets failed to con-
vert a two-point conversion run
and led 6-0 and a noisy Shark
Field was quieted.
McNair raised the din
three plays later, though, when
he took a quick handoff on
a wide receiver sweep to the
right, found an open seam and
sprinted through the Hornet
secondary for a 55-yard touch-
Austin Peltier's extra-point
kick was wide left and it was
Enter Floyd for the first of
two major plays.
The Hornets quickly
marched back into Shark terri-
tory. At the 42, McCoy dropped
and found Scott again over the
But the senior wideout
could not hold on and the ball
caromed directly to Floyd who
made a spectacular one-hand-
ed interception.
On the next play, Byrd
burst through the middle of
the Hornet defense and out-
ran everyone to the end zone.
Peltier's extra-point was perfect
and the Sharks were up for
good 13-6.
Greg Oats nailed a 30-yard
field goal to bring Hawthorne
within 13-9 just before the end
of the quarter.

However, with 5:00 left in
the half, McNair again took a
quick handoff on a sweep to
the right and received a crush-
ing block from Floyd key play
No. 2 to spring McNair into
the open and no one on the
field was fast enough to chase
down the junior wide receiver
who has rushed for nearly 600
yards this season.
McNair would not be
caught and the Sharks led 21-9
at halftime after Quinn rushed
over left guard for the two-
point conversion.
"This is our backyard,"
was the way Davis put it after
the game. "This is our turf."
The Hornets finished the
scoring with a 22-yard touch-
down pass from McCoy to
Chris Cook with just over two
minutes left in the game and
David Pittman ran it in for two
points but the Sharks ran out
the clock and headed to a state

Lady Sharks Shutout Sneads

The Lady Sharks traveled
to Sneads on Thursday for
district play.
The game went scoreless
through the first half but in the
second half the Lady Sharks.
finally managed to break
through the Sneads defense.
In the last 15 minutes of
play the Lady Sharks scored
all three goals.
Emily Baxley started
things off with a solo shot in
front of the goal. Kate Shoaf
followed by streaking down
the left side of the defense to
Lauren Sisk closed by
scoring with a crossover kick
from the right side.
The offensive stats were
Carson Howse with two shots
on goal, Kayla Minger with
one, Emily Baxley with six,
Kate Shoaf with two, Lauren
Sisk with five and Courtney
Hermsdorfer with one.
The defensive team posted
the shutout with goalkeeper
Angela Canington making
seven saves. Defender Aston
Norris had five blocks, Lauren

Sisk seven, Gabby Whittington
eight, and Carson Howse one.

semifinal date next Friday.
"They kept pressure on us
the whole way through," Palmer
said. "Hawthorne deserves a lot
of credit. They are well-coached
and played a great game."
And for the Hornets, they
were left in stunned disbelief,
tossing helmets and gloves to
the turf in disgust, tears flow-
ing down more than one face
as they gathered after the final
"They played hard for it,
they earned it," was about all
Hawthorne coach Adul Yates
could say about the Sharks
and the end of a season.
Hawthorne 9 0 0 8 17
PSJ 13 8 0 0 21
First quarter
H Scott 40-yard pass from
McCoy (run failed)
PSJ McNair 55 run (kick
PSJ Byrd 47 run (Peltier
Second quarter
PSJ McNair 37 run (Peltier
Fourth quarter
H Cook. 22-yard pass from
McCoy (Pittman run)

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The Star. Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, November 23, 2006 SECTION B

North PSJ Economic Summit Addresses Affordable Housing

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

A Chicago community and a Key West
village may offer keys to North Port St. Joe's
At the first-ever North Port St' Joe
Community Economic Summit, hosted by
the Gulf County Community Development
Corporation, guest speakers Norma Jean
Sawyer and Bill Howard encouraged neighbor-
hood residents to become engaged and help
foster positive changes in North Port St Joe.
Howard is the executive director of the
West Humboldt Park Development Council and
president of the First Community Land Trust
of Chicago.
The Development Council was founded in
1992 to serve as a "catalyst for economic devel-
opment" in a community of 15,000 residents.'
Howard described its initial mission as
"chasing bucks" to improve the community,
which he believed did nothing to address the
root causes of the neighborhood's poverty and
crime rates.
At 75 percent, West Humboldt Park had the
highest crime rate in Chicago.
"Whatever progress the council had in
place early on was putting band aids on mani-
festations of underdevelopment," said Howard.
The council gained momentum when it
solicited residents' help in determining neigh-
borhood priorities.
After the organization of 35 block clubs,
residents took a leading role in getting their
streets cleaned and stopping youths from con-
gregating on corners.
With some initial success tackling smaller
issues, the committees began meeting once a
month with area developers.
In' these meetings, committee members
made their voices heard on how they wanted
their neighborhood to look in the future.
In 2002, the neighborhood began seeing
the initial signs of gentrification when more
affluent families moved in and inflated real
estate prices.
To keep housing permanently affordable,
the neighborhood established a Community
Land Trust with a board comprised of home-
owners, community representatives and public

representatives from City Hall and area banks.
Their goal is to build 10 affordable homes
with construction costs at $200,000.
Because the Land Trust retains ownership
of the land on which the homes are built, the
market is taken out of the equation, and home
prices remain affordable. '
For Howard, the success of the Development
Council and Land Trust comes from engaging
on a "permanent-long term basis the people
who have the most at stake the people who
live there."
He expressed confidence that North Port St.
Joe residents could shape their own future.
Norma Jean Saywer, the executive director
of the Bahama Conch Community Land Trust
of Key West, echoed Howard in his neighbor-
hood call to arms.
A Key West native, Sawyer returned to her
neighborhood after nearby development threat-
ened its stability.
After receiving a grant to establish a
Community Land Trust, Sawyer approached
neighborhood residents and created an explor-
atory organization which helped organize com-
munity meetings.
They named the Community Land Trust
"Bahama Conch" in honor of the descendants of
Bahamians who settled in Key West in 1874.
The Land Trust was intended to ensure
a place for native residents as the community
evolved into a tourist and retirement destina-
The Land Trust purchases properties at
their appraised value and has created 31 rental
units that range in cost from $218 to $650 a
Rent is based on 30 percent of a person's
Funding for the properties comes from the
Monroe County Housing SHIP Program, Key
West Bank, the City of Key West, grants and
public and private donations.
Beyond purchasing and rehabilitating
properties, the Land Trust promotes various
cultural activities such as Quanza programs
and Bahamian-style parades.
Sawyer noted that this type of "heritage
tourism" attracts:visitors to the community and
boosts the economy.
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Trust recently became the nation's first legacy
The cultural heritage community rein-
vestment strategy targets historically African-
American and Caribbean American commu-
nities facing gentrification, using community
cultural and historical assets as economic
generators for revitalization campaigns.
According to GCCDC executive director
Dannie Bolden, a National Community Land
Trust organization comprised of 165 member

CLTs has embraced the legacy community as a
"model of choice" for communities facing gen-
The Community Land Trust and legacy
community models both have application in
the historically-black neighborhood of North
Port St. Joe. '
Both Howard and Sawyer believe they are
worthy of exploration by an engaged citizenship
committed to preserving their neighborhood.

NJROTC Students Share Experiences with DAR

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

The St. Joseph Bay Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was paid a very
special visit last Wednesday by two Port St. Joe High School NJROTC students, Molly Matty and
Melissia Deputy.
The students provided an over-
view of the NJROTC program and
described the personal attributes that
make an outstanding Cadet.
J Through their participation in the
program, the students have gained
confidence, discipline, a positive atti-
tude and a respectful manner.
Of the 40 NJROTC members, 30
are female, and Matty is the lieutenant
Matty said she was proud to lead
a group of "take charge" girls. She
enjoyed sharing her adventures with
the DAR women.
,The girls' poise *and confidence
charmed DAR vice regent Eda Ruth
"They presented an outstanding
program and we're very proud of all
the members of the NJROTC," Taylor

The St. Joseph Bay Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution vice regent Eda Ruth
Taylor (center) is flanked by Port St. Joe High School NJROTC students Molly Matty and Melissia
Deputy. The students spoke at last Wednesday's DAR meeting.


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"L UDoyles to Celebrate 60th Wedding Anniversary

Wedding Announcement

Malcolm and Becky Garrett of Port St. Joe, and Dawn and
Gene Monteith of Crawfordville are pleased to announce the
upcoming wedding of their daughter Courtney Lynn Garrett to
Nathan Earl Roberts. Nathan is the son of Julia and Jim Dupree
of Calvary and Jann and Richard Roberts of Tallahassee. Courtney
is the granddaughter of Pauline and the late Herman Garrett of
Eastpoint. Nathan is the grandson of Frances and Richard Robert of
Tallahassee, and the late Georgette Earl Billingsley of Tallahassee.
The bride elect is a 2002 graduate of Wakulla High School
and is a Realtor with Customers First Realty of Tallahassee. Her
fiance is a 1999 graduate of Florida High School and is employed
as a Firefighter at the Florida State Hospital Fire Department in
The wedding will take place February 24, 2007 at Pisgah
United Methodist Church in Tallahassee, Florida. The couple will
reside in Havana, Florida.


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Charles E. (Ed) Doyle and
his wife Edith Cornelia (Nelia)
Barker Doyle will celebrate their
Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary
on November 22, 2006.
Before World War II, they
lived on farms, across the
country dirt road from each
other, about five miles east of
Ochlocknee, Georgia, and about
45 miles above Tallahassee,
Florida. Ed and his family
farmed the land where Edith
(Nelia) and her family lived.
It was a while living there on
their farm that Nelia, at age
thirteen, decided to marry Ed,
but she only told her Mother
about this.
Ed was in the U.S. Marine
Corp, and had just gotten out
of the Service. However, when
Pearl Harbor was bombed, Ed
was one of the first to join the
U.S. Navy the next morning on
December 8, 1941. First serving
on Mine Sweepers, then on an
Escort and Patrol craft in which
they escorted the Troop Ships
over seas for the Invasion of
Africa and where many behind
the lines, hits were made across
Morocco, Algeria, Lybia, and
Tunisia. His ship the USS PC-
550 was a 176 ft. Patrol Craft,
similar to a Destroyer or DE,
but smaller, and had a shallow
draft, which allowed the Ship
to go in close to the Beaches as
support for the Landing Craft.
The Ship gave anti-aircraft and
other fire power with her 3"
gun on the Bow and 40 mm,
gun on the Stern, and several
20 mm and 50 caliper guns at
various location, on the Ship,


as we had many air attacks
from the Germans. The PC also
had Ash Cans (Depth Charges
and K-guns) on the Stern, and
Mouse Traps on the Bow for
anti-submarine warfare, while
escorting Landing Craft, Cargo,
and Troop Ships.
This was followed by the
invasion of Sicily, and then Italy,
with many behind the lines
minor invasions in Sicily, plus
the two big invasions at Anzio
and Salerno, Italy.
After the invasion of France,
Ed was transferred back to
the good ole USA, only to be
assigned to an Amphibious
Landing Ship, built in Texas,
that they took on down through
the Panama Canal and into the
Pacific War Zone, where they
joined their Amphibious Battle
Group for Okinawa, and then
other minor Island cleanup
operations.. Ed's ships was in
the great Armada of Ships head-
ing for Japan for the big invasion
when the two Atomic Bombs

were dropped on Nagasaki, and
Hiroshima, Japan, resulting in
the Japanese surrender. He was
then part of the occupational
forces on Saipan, Tinian, and
Rota, until finally returning to
the United States after World
War II ended.
In the meantime, Nelia
and her Mother, Gussie Kate
Brown Barker, had moved to
Columbus, GA where Nella's
Father, James E. Barker, was
working as a Machinist during
the great War effort.
So finally Ed returned
to the States and Columbus,
Georgia, where on November
22, 1946 Nelia and Ed were
joined in Holy Matrimony. It
was not until twenty years later,
and many moves and actions all
over the World that Ed finally
retired from the U.S. Navy as
a, Master Cheif in June 1966.
Nelia and Ed finally settled in
the Wewahitchka area that same
month in 1966, close to Nelia's
sister, Marie Barker Poole, on
the acreage that they had pur-
chased on the Dead Lakes two
years earlier. Ed then worked
almost twenty years at the
Blountstown Post Office as a
walking Mail Carrier, and at
night he served as a Secretary
for the Veterans Administration
at the Veterans' GI School in
Blountstown. They still have
their little Nursery & Truck
Farm on the Dead Lakes along
Doyle Road, but in 1988 they
moved to their small acreage in
Wewa on W. River Road.
They had previously
worked with the Boy Scouts
and other programs all over
the World and have close to 50
years off and on with the Scouts.
Ed is a Gulf County Master
Gardener, assisting with the
Agriculture Extension Agents,
Mr. Roy Lee ,Carter, and giving
talks and classes on various
, Agriculture and Horticulture
subjects at various places, plus
at his home. He is also on
the Wewa Planning Board, and
you have probably seeri him at
the Voting Polls where he is a
Deputy at the Voting Precinct
at the Library for Early Voters
and at the Ambulance Bldg.
for the General elections. They
both have given many talks
in various Clubs and Schools
in Gulf and, Bay Counties on
Geology, Rocks and Minerals,
and about their experiences all
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collecting Mineral and Geology
specimens. He is also a member
of the Wewa VFW Post 8285,
and she is with the VFW Ladies
Auxiliary, and he has given talks
to the ROTC on his many Marine
Coprs and Navy experiences
and Wartime activities, and Is
usually at the ROTC Banquet
presenting Medals and Awards
in the name of the Sons of the
American Revolution, Panama
City Chapter. Ed Doyle's name
can be heard on Channel. 13.
TV as he calls in the weather
for Wewa.
Nelia helps Ed in just about
all of his gardening, Geology,
and other projects, but she has
always been a Homemaker, not
just an outside office worker.
She has many hobbies also,
which include making dolls,
painting, and she likes coun-.
try and Western songs. Loves
nature, the birds and animals,
and field trips to the Mountains,
and. her flowers. She likes to
make Gem trees that she gives
to relatives. She loves the beach-
es and seashells, and still has
old time morality beliefs. Ed
writes field trip article for geol-
ogy and other mineral clubs,
has done extensive research on
the genealogy and history of
both their families, and is writ-
ing a book on his life. He has
put a Veterans grave stone of
his Revolutionary War ancestor,
Barnabas Doyle. He has put all
the ships records from the Navy
on the USS PC-550's war activi-
ties in Europe and Africa for
another book
You can usually see them in
their garden along the W. River
Road or working in their shrub-
bery and flowers, or their r6ck
gardens, as they are avid rock
and mineral collectors. They
;have only one child, a son, but
they have four grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren;
now teenagers. So they will' be
here at home for this, their 60Q,
Wedding Anniversary on Nov.
22, 2006. So please stop by anid
visit, look at the rock and min-
eral collections, and walk among
their shrubbery and fruit trees,
and be sure 'not to miss their
quarter acre garden of all types
of vegetables. Thanksgiving Day
will be spent in Panama City at
their son's for a family gather-
ing. Nelia will. be 79 and Ed-85
in January 2007.


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Nickerson' on celebrating,
their 60tW wedding anni-
versary on Nov. 16, 2006;.
The Nickersons are from
Yarmouth, Nova Scoti
and spend their winters oin
Mexico Beach.

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December 15th at 5pm, so hurry, space is limited.

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Love the environment and
want to serve your country? Why
not do both 'as a Florida State
Parks AmeriCorps member? We
are currently recruiting for a
Member to serve as St. Joseph
Peninsula State Park. Your service
will include resource management,
environmental education, and vol-
unteer recruitment/management.
The program starts in January
2007 and ends in November 2007.
During the 11-month contact peri-
od you wil serve 1700 hours and
receive a $990.90 living allowance.
The best part of all, is an educa-
tion bonus at the end of your con-
tract period to be applied toward
student loans, or any other edu-
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your time in one of the best state
parks in the nation is priceless!
Give us a call at (850) 227-1327
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Temporary library hours
Tyndall's library hours will
change its hours temporarily
starting Dec. 5. They will be
closed Mondays, Thursdays
and holidays. Hours of opera-
tion are: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday and Fridays; 10
a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and
1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Commissary holiday hours
Tyndall's Commissary
will be operating the follow-
ing schedule for the week of
Thanksgiving: 9 a.m. to 6
p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday. The Commissary
will be closed Thursday and
reopen 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov.
24 and 9 a.m. to
6 p.m. Nov. 25.
Thanksgiving AAFES
operating hours
The Felix Lake shoppette
will be open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday. All other-facilities
will be closed on Thanksgiving
Day. The Main BX will be open
6 a.m. 8 p.m. Nov. 24 25.

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Coffee and muffins will be
available. All other BX facili-
ties will open at their regular
Annual Golden Age
holiday party
Tyndall will be hosting a
party for veterans and their
spouses from 1 to 3 p.m.
Dec. 13 at the Enlisted Club.
Donations for cookies (sugar-
free if possible) and fruit bas-
ket sponsors will be greatly
appreciated. For more infor-
mation please contact Chief
Master Sgt. Sharrell Callaway,
283-8845; Chief Master Sgt.
Arleen Heath, 283-2037, for
cookie donations; Master Sgt.
Travis Fritts, 283-2222, for
entertainment and Senior
Master Sgt.Mike Goetz, 283-
8387, to volunteer.
Thanksgiving lunch at
Dining Hall
A Thanksgiving luncheon
will be held 10:30 a.m. to 1
p.m. Thursday at the Berg-
Liles dinning facility. Active
duty personnel and retirees
are welcome.


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Red Hat Chit Chat
The Red Hat Society "Beach Belles," headed by Queen Mum,
Karen Buddo, will hold its December get together on Monday,
December 4, at 11:30 a.m. EST.
This will be our big Christmas party at the Gibson Inn, 57
Market St. in Apalachicola.
The group will have lunch and shopping in Apalach.
The hostesses for this month is Queen Mum, Karen
Ladies are to bring a $5 to $10 gift (new or a regift)-(funny
or serious), or (homemade), to exchange with the ladies in our
This will be a fun day, so dress in your party dress and bring
your gift. "Ho Ho Ho"
RSVP to Karen Buddo 647-3656

Christmas Lunch-Mexico

Beach Chapter No. 4325
The annual Christmas Lunch will be Monday, December
11, noon CST. We are going to the Olive Garden on Highway 77
in Panama City. We will be ordering from the menu. Members
are to meet at the Civic Center in Mexico Beach, if carpooling is
Please call Marilyn Dutncan, 647-3841, by November 5,
unless you have already signed up. It is necessary to have a head
count in order to make reservations.
New officers will be installed at this meeting. Please come
and give them your support.
To all members... have a Happy Holiday Season.
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Jerry Pridgeon and his Grandson Jabin Skipper (age 3 months) Jabin says,
"Thanks to all of you that voted for.my Graddaddy!"

I'd like to take this oppor-
tunity to thank all the people
in District 2 that voted for me
in the recent election. I would
also like to thank my support-
Sers who went door to door,
put up campaign signs and
helped with our fish fry. I will
.never forget your -efforts on
my behalf.
I am not a politician, and perhaps that's why it was reported that I
ran a campaign that was "under the radar." I assure you that every-
thing about my campaign was above board.
I am not beholden to any business, individual or PAC (Political
Action Committee) and I sought public office because as a lifelong
resident, I care about the future of Gulf County. Thank you again for
your support and may God bless you and yours.

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Christmas Trees

By: Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director

If you haven't been
Christmas tree shopping yet, be
sure to take enough cash when
you go. Like nearly everything
else, tree prices have been
escalating in recent years. So,
when you go be sure to get your
moneys worth. I will give some
tips on tree selection and care.
It's important to choose a
fresh Christmas tree one with
good color that holds its needles
well. Florida's warm weather
causes many Christmas trees
to wilt quickly and drop their
needles. How well a tree will
survive depends on the type
of tree and when it was cut.
Scotch Pines, Virginia Pines
and Douglas Firs hold their
needles quite well. Spruces
tend to lose needles more
There are a couple of
reasons why a fresh tree is
important. Obviously, a fresh
tree will last, and look better
longer. Old, dried-out trees are
unattractive. They're also fire
hazards as well. Since most of
us include electric lights in our
tree decorations, it's easy to see
that a dried out tree becomes
very dangerous.
There are several ways to
determine a tree's freshness.
Bend the needles if the tree
is fresh, the needles will be
supple and springy. If the tree
is old, the needles will snap

and break off. Bounce the
tree's stump on the ground to
see how many needles fall. It's
normal for a fresh tree to drop
a few needles. But, if bouncing
produces a shower of needles,
put the tree back and select
another. Before buying, also
feel the bottom of the stump
the sap of a fresh tree is sticky.
On an old stump, is hard and
caked. A fresh tree also should
have a pleasant fragrance one
that will last throughout the
Christmas season.
The tree you select should
have a good green color, be full
and bushy, and have sturdy
branches. Strength of branches
is more a matter of the tree type
than the tree's age or condition.
White Pine and Red Cedars
are well suited to the Florida
climate unfortunately, they both
have fairly weak branches that
won't hold decorations very
well. Firs, Spruces, Scotch
and Virginia Pines, on the. other
hand, usually have very firm
If you buy your tree several
days before you plant to set
it up, store it outdoors in a
cool area under shade or in a
carport. Cut the tree stump
at a diagonal about one inch
above the original cut, and
place it in a container of water.
When you bring the tree inside,
saw the stump again, this time
squaring off the diagonal. This
creates a, fresh wound, which.
helps the tree take up water

through the stump. Now place
the tree in a stand that holds
water. Be sure you keep the
stand filled at all times. It's
surprising how quickly a good-
side tree can take up a quart
of water. Be sure to check the
water level at least once a day.
Place your tree in the
coolest part of the room.
Keep it away from things like
fireplaces, heaters, air ducts
and even tv sets. The heat
from these can cause the tree
needles to dry out and drop off
very quickly.
Proper Christmas tree care
is only part of the story. There
are certain safety rules you
should follow carefully. Never
use candles or anything with
an open flame on or near the
tree. If you're using electric
light, check them over very
carefully for loose connections
and worn wire. Don't overload
your electrical circuits. If y6u
must use an extension cord,
run it out of the way of foot
traffic, and be sure it's heavy
enough for the current load.
Always turn the tree lights off
when you leave home or go to
Keep in mind that a
fresh tree with good shape
and sturdy branches usually
will make the best tree for
displaying and decorating.
Make sure you keep the tree
in the coolest possible place,
and that you water it every day.
Take the time to properly care
for your Christmas tree, and
it will reward your efforts with
radiant beauty throughout the
holiday season.

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Panama City, Fl------ Will reading books
now make a comeback as Fun and Cool to
the youth of America as parents put T.V
viewing on a diet? If you look at many T.V
programs today you are bound to catch some
excitement, violence, and sexual content at
any hour of the day with cable programming.
School aged children are being raised by
the electronic babysitter for more then 3
hours a day. Reading at home now a day
is considered nerdy, boring, or obsolete by
some children.
But with one of our Personalized Books
from RED READER, INK, reading now is
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children are heroes in their very own Story
along with other familiar characters. The Joy
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We deeply appreciate the flowers,
food, cards, letters, phone calls, and other
contributions from friends and relatives
during the loss of our mother, Linnie D.
'"Jack" Bodiford. We are most grateful, to
Dr. I. Faruqui and the staff at Parthenon
Health & Rehab for the care and concern of
"Granny Jack" during her years there, and
the consideration shown to each member
of our family, especially during her recent
illness and death. And to Emerald Coast

become ballerinas, sports stars, travelers to
far away lands, or even assist their favorite
super-heroes prompting kids to want to read
their books over and over again. Not only do
children identify with the colorful pictures in
the books, but they will be able to connect
with the story line by pointing out the name
of family members and friends in the story.
Parents will agree that our stimulating
Personalized Books will build self-esteem,
make reading fun, and enjoyable. Watch- the
eyes of your child or grandchild light up as
they read their own name and exclaim how
did they do that! Make T.V a treat worthy
objective where Kids don't have to completely
cut out T.V, but with any diet it's okay to
have a treat just as long as you don't over
due it. Who doesn't want to see their Name as
the Hero and S tar of their very own Story?
Why wait for your 15 minutes of fame on T.V
when you can be a Star Today!

Hospice, our gratitude for their assistance
and kindness during our time of sadness. A
special thank you to Rec. DeWayne Tolbert,
Richard Hall of Hall Funeral Home, Donnie
. Ray Southwell, Altha Church of God, and
all individuals who participated in services
celebrating the life of "Granny Jack." To each
and every one, we thank you from the bottom
of our hearts and God's speed to you.

The family of Linnie D. 'Jack" Bodiford

PSJ Mayor Declares November

"National Hospice Month"

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

Port St. Joe mayor Frank Pate joined
Covenant Hospice social worker and commu-
nity educator Mike McLaughlin at City Hall
on Thursday to proclaim November "National
Hospice Month" in Port St. Joe.
By signing the .official proclamation, Pate
pledged that Port St. Joe would "actively encour-
age the. support and participation of friends,
neighbors, colleagues, and fellow citizens in
associated Hospice activities and programs
now throughout the year."

Hospice care originated in the U.S. in
1974 and has flourished from one program to
Last year, approximately one million
patients with life-limiting illnesses across the
country received hospice care.
'Covenant Hospice, which has served north-
west Florida and Alabama since 1984, provides
care for terminally-ill patients.
It currently serves over 1,100 patients
daily, and numerous, Gulf County residents.
The nearest branch office is located in
Panama City.


Seaside Rep presents "A Broadway

Christmas Cabaret with Robert Vest"

Friday, November 24 and Saturday,
November 25
7:30 p.m.
Meeting Hall Theatre
All seats $24/$20 for members
For tickets: 850.231.0733 or

In '"A Broadway Christmas. Cabaret with
Robert Vest", we are taken into the fun-loving
world of Christmas Cheer! Vest uses his
charisma and heartfelt love for the season

to embrace the joy of this magical Holiday!
With the help of special guests, Opus the Elf,
Little Bobby, ahd a Rock and Roll Legend,
we see how the example of the Magi causes
us to realize that it is truly better to give
than receive. Christmas is best experienced
through the eyes of a child and Robert's
approach as a skilled singer and actor
is enhanced by his childlike playfulness.
Warning! The Spirit of Christmas may be


Neva Simpson Grayson

Neva Smipson Grayson, 88, formerly of Stonewall,
.Miss., peacefully passed away Sunday, November 12, 2006,
at Bay St. Joseph Care & Rehabilitation Center in Port St.
Joe, FL. She moved to Port St. Joe in 1998 to live with her
daughter. She was a retired quality control lab technician for
the Stonewall Burlington denim factory, a faithful member of
Stonewall Baptist Church, a member of the Stonewall Order
of the Eastern Star where she served several local state and
national stations and offices, and a devoted wife, mother,
grandmother and friend very dedicated to loving her family
and the Lord, Jesus Christ. She also taught Sunday School
for over 70 years, coached an RAs baseball team. during
war-time and headed several senior citizens tours across the
nation only missing one state. She was truly a remarkable

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death by her husband, Henry Grayson; parents, Louis and
Blonde Simpson; four brothers, A.E, John, Tom and Robert
Simpson; sister. Minnie Simpson Schrimpshire Hurst; and
sister-in-law, Minnie Grayson Brown.
She is survived be her children, a son, Gerald Grayson,
and his wife, Ruth, of Sandersville, Miss.; daughter, Virginia
Grayson Pasek, and husband Ed, of Orange Park and Gayle
Graysonl Scheffer, of Port St. Joe; grandchildren, Mark
Grayson, and his wife, Sharon, of Pascagoula, Miss., of
Pensacola, Panm Grayson Malone, and her husband, Gary,
of Waynesboro, Miss., Jed Campbell, and his wife, Christa,
of Bagdad, Paula Byrd Wood, and her husband, of Port St.
Joe, Dave Grayson, and his wife, Pam, of Meridian, Miss.,
Schelley Campbell of Panama City and Clint Campbell of St.
James City; great-grandchildren, Chad Grayson, Jennifer
Allday, Aaron Grayson, Amber .Malone, Lindsey Graham,
Cade Graham, Garick' Malone, Logan Campbell, Gabriele
Wood, Kevin Grayson, Meghan Grayson, DylanGrayson,
Thomas Grayson, Anna Claire Grayson, Jade Campbell,
Lucas Spafford and Bryan Lewellen; and several nieces and
Graveside services for Neva Simpson Grayson were held
Thursday, November 16t. at Stonewall Cemetary. Visitation
was the evening before at Wright's Funeral Home in Quitman,

Erma Scott Creel

Mrs. Erma Scott Creel, 92, daughter of James Henry
Scott and Jeffie Seaneth Stephens, Scott, passed away
Saturday morning, November 18, 2006, in Panama City.:',
A native of Apalachicola, Florida, she had been a resident:
of Port Saint Joe Since 1952 and was retired from St. Joe,
Telephone & Telegraph Company. She was active in the.
Order of the Eastern Star and served as Matron of Honor.,.
Mrs. Creel was also a long time member of the First Baptist
Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl:
Survivors include two brothers, Fred Scott of Panama
City and Jerry Scott of Tallahassee.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. EST,
Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at the First Baptist Church,:
conducted by the Rev. Brent Vickery and the Rev. Charles'
Scott. Interment will follow in Magnolia Cemetery. She will lie
in state at the church for an hour prior to the funeral.
Those who wish may make donations in her memory to:
the First Baptist Church Missions Program.
All services are under the direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home.

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Book of Ruth
St. James' Episcopal Church is pleased to
announce a Bible Study given by Linda Wood
on the Book of Ruth. This study will be held on
Tues. Dec 5 and Dec. 12 from 11:30 to 12:30
EST at Caldeway Hall. The story of Ruth is a
wonderful way to prepare for Christmas in our
society today. We hope that everyone will attend.
A light lunch will be served.
St. James' is located at Garrison and 22nd

Contest Seeks Christian

Poets from Port Saint Joe
A $1,000 grand prize is being offered in a
special religious poetry contest sponsored by
Christian Fine Arts Society, free to everyone.
There are 50 prizes in all, including a $1,000
Grand Prize, totaling more than $4,000.
To enter, send one poem of 21 lines or
less to Free Poetry Contest, 1012 Beechwood
Dr. Nappanee, IN-46550. Or enter online
at www.freesontest.com. The deadline for
entering is December 16, 2006.
"We. think great religious poems can
inspire achievement," says Lavender Aurora,
the organization's Contest Director. Poems
may be written on any subject, using any
style, as long as there is a spiritual inference.
A typical poem might be a love poem or poem
of praise, one that inspires the reader.
Be sure your name antI address appears
on the page with your poem. If you wish a
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St. James Episcopal Church would like
to extend our thanks to the businesses of Port
St. Joe who gave generous donations for the
Christmas "Shoe Box Ministry." This operation
brings shoeboxes filled with toys and personal
care items to children in desperate situations
world-wide, providing them a message of joy
and hope.

Furniture SALE
Sofas, Chairs, Heaters, etc..
No reasonable offer refused.
Parsonage next to church at 146 Avenue C
Every Friday, 8 AM-1PM
(Excluding Thanksgiving Weekend and
Christmas Weekend)


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

HOLY COMMUNION...................8:00 a.m.

The Rev. David Mans, Priest
Services being held at the United Pentecostal Church
309 6th Street Port St Joe, FL

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

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

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

Conutepoyar' Service 900 au..
Sunday School: 1000 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 600p.m.
r .. 7:00p.m.
\, All Times are EST

Rev. Mac Fulcher
Jff Witty
Alinister of Alrc/Yomuh
Deborah Loyless
Director of Children Ministries ,

Jesus is Lord and He is waiting
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382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
Mike Westbrook, Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.
Pastor 24292

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

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Sunday Worship Serice: 9:00 a.m. CST
SundaySdi ol:10:15 am. CST
Open Hearts.- Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist churchh
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820

Family life (hah
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship ... Aplco rSt. Joe
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening < >
Pastors Andrew ,
Cathy Rutherford Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates *amilylife Church
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net Wewahitchka
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
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9 a.m. Sunday
9:30 a.m. Sunday
Call 229-8310

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

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

.- 'First Baptist Church

Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Michael Rogers, Minister to Students
Sunday School .... .............. 9:45 am
Worship Service . . 8:30 & 11:00 am
Disciple Training ....... .. ...... 6:00 pm
Evening Worship .. ....... ......... 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .......... 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105:5 FM. .. 7:49 am ET

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

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M W( n in the Community"

Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor

Sunday School .......................... 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Fellowship.................. 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service ....... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ............. 6:00 p.m.
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship.... 6:00 p.m.
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
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Meeting Schedule for Local
Gulf County School Board
The School Board meets once a month,
typically the second Tuesday of the month,
though during the summer that schedule is
subject to change. Meetings are typically con-
ducted at district offices located on Middle
School Drive in Port St. Joe, though dur-
ing the school year the board conducts one
monthly meeting at high schools at each end
of the county.
Postings of all School Board regular
and special meetings and workshops can be
found at the district offices.
City of Port St. Joe
The Port St. Joe City Commission

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


Board of County Commissioners
The Board of County Commissioners
conducts regular meetings twice a month,
at 6 p.m. ET on the second and fourth
Tuesday of each month in the Commission
meeting room located in the Robert Moore
Administrative Building next to the County
Courthouse on Cecil G. Costin Blvd.
Postings of all regular and special meet-
ings and workshops can be found at the
Robert Moore Administrative Building.
City of Mexico Beach
The Mexico Beach City Council con-
ducts its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m.
CT on the second Tuesday of each month in
the Civic Center located behind the business
district on 301t and 31st Streets.

Postings of all regular and special meet-
ings and workshops can be found at City
Hall, located on 1411 Street, or the Civic
County Economic Development Council
The EDC conducts a monthly meeting,
typically during the lunch hour of the first
Tuesday of the month at Sunset Coastal
Grill. For more information contact the EDC
at 229-1901.
A note to civic organizations and
other groups in the area: submit meet-
ing times and locations to the news-
paper and we will publish them each
week on this page.

QMT Celebrates the 60th Anniversary of "It's a Wonderful Life"
November 13, 2006 when it opened in a word, "wonderful." Rapos
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with performances of the
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Raposo musical adaptation,
aptly named "A Wonderful Life".
With performances running
December 1st 10th, the beloved
characters of George Bailey and
Clarence the Angel will spring to
life on stage at the historic Leaf
Theatre in downtown Quincy,
FL. Nestled just 20 minutes
west of Leon County, Quincy, FL
provides the perfect backdrop
for a story that .focuses on an
unlikely hometown hero torn
between his 'own ambitions
and the needs of his family and
Although popular today,
Frank Capra's film was actually
a box office disappointment

lapsed and the .
movie fell into
public domain,
stations began ".
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Music Theatre's production
of '"A Wonderful Life" involves
a cast of twenty-nine in order'
to recreate the hometown
environment of Bedford Falls,

NY. The music is lush and full of
the beauty that is inherent to the
storyline itself. Raposo's score,
while on the surface seems
simple, mirrors the complexity
of human nature. The music is,


and for writing the song made
famous by Kermit the Frog, "It
Ain't Easy Being Green." The
book and lyrics were written by
Sheldon Harnick of "Fiddler on
the Roof" fame.
Tickets are available
for QMT's production of A
Wonderful Life online at http://
www.qmtonline.com or by
phoning 850-875-9444. Show
dates are Dec 1st 3rd and 8th
- 10th. Show times are Fri and
Sat at 8:00pm with matinees on
Sunday at 3:00pm. Ticket prices
are Adults $12, Seniors $11,
and Students $9. Discounts
are available for groups of 10 or
more. For directions, visit the
website or call.
K. Scott Goodson is, the
Managing Director for Quincy.
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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

Kelly Geoghagan will be appearing with the Troy University
Collegiate Singers and Festival Chorus and Orchestra on Nov. 17
in a performance of Georg Frederic Handell's popular oratorio,
Geohagan, a freshman. finance major, has been preparing
the music since the middle of August and is excited to perform
with orchestra and guest professional soloists.
"My experience at Troy has been very worthwhile. The
University offers a very useful and resourceful music depart-
ment. I cannot wait for the chance to entertain spectators with

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

the music we have prepared," Geohagan said.
"This is a wonderful opportunity for our students," said
Collegiate Singers conductor Dr. Catherine Allard. "It is a rare
privilege to perform such a monument of music as "Messiah"
with full orchestra and professional soloists. We are very proud
that Troy University is a place that is so committed to the
The performance of "Messiah" is Friday, Nov. 17 at 7:30
p.m. in Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus. Tickets
and further information can be had by calling (334) 670-3322.

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





"The Mikado" serves up songs, satire and silliness this Thanksgiving Weekend

St. Petersburg's Mahaffey Theater at the Progress Energy Center celebrates
W.S. Gilbert's birthday with special savings for students and seniors

Northern Trust Bank
presents a special treat this
Thanksgiving weekend two
performances of Gilbert and
Sullivan's most popular light
opera, The Mikado at St.
.Petersburg's Mahaffey Theater
at the Progress Energy Center.
The production is performed
by' the country's' leading
Gilbert and Sullivan com-
pany, the New York Gilbert
and Sullivan Players under
'the artistic direction of Albert
In Victorian England,
Gilbert and Sullivan were
the Monty Python- and Jon
Stewart of their: time, ecre-
,-ating. biting political,, satire
'and madcap British silliness
that hit at the core of British
.society's social and political
excess. First performed at
'the Savoy Theatre in London,
in' 1885, The Mikado has
become a musical comedy
classic and a part of our lan-

guage and cultural vernacular.
The Mikado character Pooh-
Bah's name, for example, has
come to stand for leaders
who control everything, for
example, The Grand Pooh-
Bah referred to in episodes
of The Flintstones. After TV's
Frasier boasts that many have
asked to see his "Yum-Yum",
he performs a falsetto ver-
sion of "Three Little Maids"
live over the air. The Mikado's
memorable songs have been
performed by everyone from
Groucho Marx and Eric Idle
to Ella Fitzgerald and Alvin
and the Chipmunks!
The New York Gilbert and
Suldhian Players' production,
at the Mahaffey Theater is in
the traditional mold. combin-
ing a modern playfulness with
a respect for the creators',
original intent. For example,
you can expect The Lord'High
Executioner's "little list" of
potential victims to include-

not only some names from the
original text, but also some of
Florida's social irritants "who
never would be missed-who
never would be missed!"
"The Mikado is the perfect
piece to introduce family and
friends to Gilbert & Sullivan,"
said Albert Bergeret, Artistic
Director of the New York
Gilbert- & Sullivan Players,
"It's funny; it's in English and
even children will recognize
people around them in the
hilarious characters of The
The Mikado performanc-
es are Saturda,. November
25 at 8 PM and Sunday mati-
nee November:.,26 at 2 PM.
Tickets for The Mikado are
on sale now at Ticketumaster.
com, the Mahaffey Theater
box' office or Ticketmaster
charge by phone at 727-898-
2100 or 813-287-8844. A
portion of the proceeds for
these performances will ben-

efit Class Acts, the Mahaffey
Theater's education initiative.
Ticket prices at
$25/$35/$45/$55 plus service
fees. In honor ofW.S. Gilbert's
November birthday, seniors
age 55 and over receive a
$10.00 discount Students 21
years of age and under with
student identification qualify
for Class Acts pricing of only
$4.00 per ticket.

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Gulf County Sheriff's Office

The Gulf County Sheriff's
Office will be conducting
vehicle safety inspections
during the months of
November and December.
The safety inspection check
points will be at various
locations throughout the
county, Highway 71 north
of Westarm Creek Bridge,
Highway 22 near the
.intersection of Highway 22A,
Highway 71 Honeyville Area,
Highway 98 St. Joe Beach,
Highway 98 and Garrison
Ave, C30 Simmons Bayou.

On 11/06/06 Aaron B.
Touchet, 30, was arrested
for violation of probation
after he tested positive for
illegal drugs.
On 11/06/06 April Lanell
'Jones, 29, was arrested for
driving on a suspended
'drivers license and taken to
the Gulf County Jail. The

next day she was charged
with violation of probation
for felony driving on a
suspended license.
On 11/10/06 Alexander
Aalvarez, 32, was arrested
on charges of preventing or
obstructing extinguishers of
a fire. The charges arose
from an incident when
he was an inmate at Gulf
Correctional Unit.
On 11/12/06 deputies
responded to a domestic
dispute in Wewahitchka.
Upon their arrival they
found the victim had been
stabbed in the chest with a
kitchen knife. Patricia Ann
Newman, 39, was arrested
and charged with aggravated
,battery. She is currently in
the Gulf County Jail.
On 11/13/06 Johnny
Ray Dunn, 27, Wewahitchka,
was arrested for violation of
probation after he allegedly

Arrest Log
tested positive for the use of
illegal narcotics.
On 11/13/06 a vehicle
driven by Kim Marie Neel
was stopped for having loud
music. The deputy found
that she had a suspended
drivers license and warrants
for violation of probation.
She was arrested and taken
to the Gulf County Sheriff's
On 11/14/06 Steven Ross
Rardin, 34, _Wewahitchka,
was arrested for failure to
appear on charges of grand
theft and uttering a forged
On 11/14/06 deputies
observed a vehicle on Hwy
71 traveling south at a high
rate of speed in the wrong
lane. The deputy finally got
the drivers attention with his
lights and sirens. Ernest Lee
Spann, 69, was arrested for
driving under the influence
and taken to the Gulf County

Port St. Joe Police Department News Report:

On November 14, 2006
around 6:59 p.m. Ervin
Coachman, age 36, of Port
St. Joe was arrested on a
warrant for child support,
and resisting arrest without
violence. During the arrest
process it was discovered
that Coachman was in felony
possession of cocaine and
misdemeanor possession of
marijuana. Coachman was
booked into the Gulf County
Jail on the warrant and all
other charges.
On November 13, 2006
around* ..11:25 a.m. Eric
Lamar Thomas, age 35; of,
Port St. Joe was arrested
on a warrant for violation
of probation, reference to
possession of controlled
substance. Thomas was
located by officers in the
area between Ave. C, and
D off Martin Luther King
Blvd. and taken into custody
without incident. Thomas
was transported to the Gulf

County Jail.

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 holiday 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, especially
teens, young male

drivers (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 everyone 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
children also need to be in
the appropriate and properly
installed restraint for their
size and age. Unfortunately,
7out of 10 child restraints
are improperly used. One
study showed that children
who are moved from child
safety seats to the regular
vehicle seat belts too soofi
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 seat."
"Thanksgiving is a great
.time to count our blessings
but also a good time to
remind all family members.
around the table to always
buckle up-every trip, every
time," said Chief Hersey.


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Anticipation of holidays filled with warm wishes, festive feasts and brightly-colored packages fills
'our thoughts at this time of year. Yet for many in Gulf, Franklin and surrounding counties,
there is no hope for the pleasures we take for granted during the holiday season.

You can bring a little holiday happiness to local homes with your donation to the
Empty Stocking Fund. Each year, the generous donations of good people make it
possible to provide food baskets and toys to thousands of needy families through
the Empty Stocking Fund.

The Salvation Army expects to assist 150 families in Gulf and Franklin counties alone.
With Bay, Holmes and Washington counties, the Army could deliver up to 4,000 food
and toy baskets in the five-county area. Won't you open your hearts to extend relief to the
many families in need during the holiday?

The Star and The Times join The News Herald and Tommy Thomas Chevrolet
in challenging our communities to raise $170,000 for the Empty Stocking Fund.

When donations reach the goal, Tommy Thomas Chevrolet will
contribute an additional $7,500 to bring the total fund to $177,500.

Please open your hearts to extend relief to
local families in need during the holidays.

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Send contributions to:,- )
The Empty Stocking Fund
c/o The Salvation Army
P.O.Box 540
Panama City, FL 32402
The Empty Stocking Fund
The Star
P.O. Box 308
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
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P.O. Box 820
Apalachicola, FL 32329

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"Getting (
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Students '
Thursday, November
30, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. EST
Port St. Joe Elementary
School Auditorium
Presenter: Mrs.
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Blountstown Elementary



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Getting organized is an
important part of school
success! Bring your student
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Walk-in patients
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Evening and weekend hours are now available at
St. Joseph Care of Florida located at the
Gulf County Health Department
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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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Health (DOH) Recognizes

Geography Awareness Week

S-es November 15 as
G' Information P',,?em D"D

The Florida Department
of Health (DOH) celebrates
Geography Information System
(GIS) Day, Nov. 15, 2006. Held
each year on the Wednesday of
National Geographic Society's
Geography Awareness Week,
Nov. 12-18, GIS Day is a global
event that celebrates the inno-
vative technology that uses
geography to bring countless
benefits to the world.
"The Florida Department
of Health relies on technologi-
cal advancements as one way
to improve the health and safe-
ty of all Floridians," said DOH
Deputy State Health Officer
Bonita Sorensen, M.D., M.B.A.
"We are fortunate to be able
to use GIS services within the
GIS is used for mapping
and it is being used in almost
every field. GIS is valuable in
how we model, plan, decide,.
take information and put it
into action in the workforce. It
increases efficiency and saves
costs by improving the deci-
sion making process.
Geographic Information
System (GIS) is important
to the Department of Health
because it is a way to visualize
health data in a concise and
easily understandable form,
and provides answers to many
health questions previously
not addressed. Geographic
Information System enhances
the way employees do their

jobs by providing a means to
improve the health and safety
of all Floridians by allowing
employees to visually locate
health related places, events
and people to solve health
GIS Day serves to make
people aware of GIS technolo-
gy and the important contribu-
tions it is making in the fields
of science, technology, infor-
mation, and the humanities.
It is a grassroots event and a
reflection of the enthusiasm
and commitment of individual
GIS users everywhere.
This year marks GIS
Day's eighth year. The Seven
Hills Regional User Group
(SHRUG) GIS workshop will
be held at the Civic Center
November 15-17, 2006 in
Tallahassee, Florida. Please
visit http://www.shrug-gis.info/
workshop06/. for the latest
information regarding SHRUG
activities and details about
this year's workshop.
DOH promotes and pro-
tects the health and safety of
all people in Florida through
the delivery of quality public
health services and the promo-
tion of health care standards.
For more information about
DOH programs, please visit
the Department of Health Web
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"America Recycles" Day Highlights Conservation Efforts Florida participates in statewide recycling celebrations

Florida Department of
Environmental Protection
(DEP) as well as officials from
various state and local agen-
cies today celebrated America
Recycles Day 2006 at the State
Capital Circle Office Center.
The annual event encourages
Floridians to conserve natu-
ral resources, strengthen local
economies and create jobs by
Smoking a connmitient to recy-
cling and purchasing recycled
"Waste reduction is ,not
- only vital to the sustainability
of Florida's natural resources,

it also makes economic sense,"
said DEP Secretary Colleen
M. Castille. "Florida is home
to nearly 3,700 recycling and
reuse companies, employing
32,000 people and creating
an annual payroll of $765 mil-
lion and $4.4 billion in annual
Exhibits and activities at
the event highlighted the prin-
ciples of recycling, reusing and
reducing waste. Participants
competed in "Junk Yard Art"
and kid's recycling contests,
and enjoyed paper making
and recycling bingo. Others
delivered hard-bound books,

printer and toner cartridges,
cell phones, rechargeable
batteries and compact discs
for recycling. In, addition,
DEP the City of Tallahassee,
Leon County and the Florida
Department of Management
Services provided information
and displays for visitors.
During the past several
months, recycling in Florida
has reduced the amount of
waste disposed in landfills. The
commitment of state employ-
ees has resulted in the recy-
cling of almost 626.3 tons of
office paper in the Tallahassee
state-owned buildings alone

during the months of January
to September 2006, the equiv-
alent to saving 10,647 trees
and 5,634 cubic feet of landfill
America Recycles Day
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Experts offer suggestions for fresh takes on turkey scraps

Illustration by LISA
Freedom News Service
There's got to be a morning
The morning after
Thanksgiving, specifically, when
leftover reality sets in and find-
ing that milk to top off your
coffee or cornflakes might be a
Pyramids of containers
filled with turkey parts and
cranberries, two kinds of pota-
toes and rich, brown gravy may
push that moo juice to the back
of the pack. The fridge will be
full, with not even enough free
space for a tiny tin of tuna.
Before the romance is over,
before those culinary gems
become boring reruns, and long
before the vision of those pim-
ply-pointed wingtips are all you
can focus on, have a look at
what four chefs think about what
makes a perfect Thanksgiving
French-born Pascal Qhlats,
chef-owner of Pascal's Restaurant
and Epicerie in Newport Beach
and Caf6 Pascal in Corona del
Mar, both in California, says he
enjoys the leftovers as well as
the feast.
"Actually, I've lived here
(America) long enough that I eat
a real traditional meal lamb or
duck just don't work," Ohlats
says. "Besides, the free-range
turkeys are so much better now;
they're moist and full of juice.
The leftovers can be wonderful.
"Sometimes I do leftover
turkey like my mother does with
leftovers of pot-au-feu(a French
slow-cooked beef and vegeta-
ble dish) 6r leg of lamb. I cut
the cooked turkey into cubes
and saut6 it in a little olive
oil with some chopped onion
and minced garlic Then. toss
it with cooked pasta and plenty
of chopped fresh basil, it's easy.
and quickly done "
Or. he savs. a tList on a
class Parnmenuer can be deli-
cious and (an use up several
olf your leftover treasures. Toss
a generous amount of chopped
cooked turkey with stuffing and
stir us some chopped fresh pars-
eIy. In 3 baking dish. make a
laser of mashed potatoes. Top
Stlh turke'-dressing mixture.
then another layer of mashed
potatoes: Sprmikle on some grat-
ed "good" SAiss cheese (such
as Gruyerel and bake- at 350
degrees for 30 minutes or until
S"If you have some gravy, you
can heat that up and serve it
with the dish,' Ohlats says in a
cautionary tone, adding that he's
not really crazy about gravy.
Another Othats sugges-
tion was Turkey a la Reine, a-
dish that can be served over puff
pastry or inside a warm crepe
(recipe follows).
As for any leftover cranber-
ry sauce, he suggests that you
make a jam out of it .
"Add sugar to it, about 30
percent. So if you had 10 ounces
of cranberry sauce, you. would
add 3 ounces of sugar. Then
simmer it very, very gently for
about 30 to 40 minutes."
John Q. Humphreys, chef-
owner of the Ramos House Cafd
in San Juan Capistrano, .Calif.,
has written a cookbook. "The
SRamos House Cafd: Recipes
From the First Five Years"
(AtkinsParker Creative, $39.95,
available at the cafd or at www.
ramoshouse.com). The book
contains recipes for many of the
eatery's most popular dishes,
including one that is especially
appropriate 'for Thanksgiving
"I invented -the Ramos
House Turkey Hash a long time
ago, and it was so popular that
now we go through the process
of roasting turkey every day to
make the hash," Humphreys
says about the delectable dish,
which is served with ant Apple
Cider Gravy (recipes follow).
Ifs a cozy but somewhat
rococo dish. The cooked,
chopped turkey is combined
with a battery of other ingredi-
ents, including dried cranber-
Sries, fresh herbs, celery and
crumbled bread. Then; after
chilling, It's formed into pat-
ties and fried. Resting in a
shallow puddle of, gravy, It's
topped with a hearty spoonful
of mushroom scrambled eggs.
Humpreys tops it off with fried
sweet-potato threads, and adds
an herby salad on the side. Then
the whole shebang isgarnished
with diced, tart green apple.
- Mmmmm.
*When asked If the recipe
could be simplified for-' time-
challenged home cooks, hed said,
"yes, of course."

So the recipe included here
is simplified. He says the hash
and gravy can be prepared two

days in advance and stored air-
tight in the refrigerator.
Before roasting a turkey,
fully boning the bird with a
sharp pointed knife is James
D'Aquila's idea of Thanksgiving
fun. Once it's boned, D'Aquila,
chef-owner of Wild Artichoke
in Yorba Linda, Calif., likes to
stuff it with cornbread-bourbon
stuffing that's flavor-boosted
with earthy mushrooms and
sweet-tart dried apricots. Then
he trusses the boned bird and
cooks it on a mirepoix (a mix-
ture of diced carrots, onions,
celery and herbs) moistened
with white wine and butter.
He says even the leftovers
are delicious. Often he uses the
leftovers to make turkey potpies
crowned with a rosemary-pine
nut crust. A little crumbled blue
cheese is sprinkled on top.
Or, for an easier approach
to leftovers, he-makes turkey-
salad sandwiches spiked with
mayonnaise-curry powder-
mango-pineapple chutney dress-
ing (recipe follows).
"The chutney is simple to
make," he says. "Pur6e some
store-bought mango chutney,
such as Major Grey, with some
fresh pineapple chunks."
Red onion and celery are
added to the turkey mixture,
and it's served on toasted crois-
sants. Butter lettuce and avoca-
do slices round out the flavors,
and a frilly sandwich pick holds
the extravaganza together.
On the side, he suggests,


serve a scoop of reheated sweet
potatoes along with green-bean
salad made by tossing leftover
cold beans with a red-wine vin-
Andrew Sutton, the exec-
utive chef at Napa Rose in
Disney's Grand Californian
Hotel in Anaheim loves to gath-
er with large groups of fam-
ily and friends after work dn
Thanksgiving. So he and his
family have oodles of leftovers.
With leftover bird, he loves
to make salads adorned with cit-
rus dressings, or turkey-stuffed
"These ravioli are really
simple to make," Sutton says.
"Use the refrigerated won-ton
wrappers that are available in
any supermarket. You can form
them, then freeze them if you
like. I like to serve them in a
little Merlot broth with sage. On
top, some shaved Parmesan.
"Repackage the bird in
inventive ways. It'll be so good,
you just might want to .roast
an extra turkey just for the left-
Pascal's Turkey a la Reine
Yield: 2-3 servings
3 -ounces (3/4 stick) butter
2 cups clean button mush-
rooms, halved if small, sliced
if large
2 cups diced cooked turkey
2 tablespoons all-purpose
Salt and pepper, to taste
3/4 cup whipping cream

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1 tablespoon chopped fresh
parsley or chives
For serving: Store-bought
frozen puff pastry shells (baked)
or warm crepes
Melt butter on medium-
high heat in large, deep skillet.
Add mushrooms and cook, stir-
ring occasionally, until lightly
browned and excess liquid evap-
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Sprinkle with flour and season
with salt and pepper. Cook 1-2
minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add cream and bring to
simmer, stirring occasionally.
Simmer 10-15 minutes or until
slightly thickened, reducing heat
as needed. Stir in parsley or
chives. Taste and adjust season-
ing as needed. Serve on puff pas-
try shells or in warm crepes.
Nutritional information
(per serving without pastry or
crepes):Calories 460 (47 per-

cent from fat), fat 24 g (7 mg
sat), protein 20 g, carbohydrates
41.1 g, fiber 1.9 g, sodium 930
mg, calcium 38 mg
Source: Pascal Ohlats
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Yield: 8 servings
5 tablespoons butter, plus
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green stalks
1 stalk celery, diced
1/4 cup chopped fresh pars-
2 teaspoons finely chopped
fresh thyme
1 teaspoon finely chopped
fresh rosemary
4 cups cooked, shredded
turkey cut into small pieces
1/2 cup turkey broth or
chicken broth
1/2 cup applesauce
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup pepitas (roasted
pumpkin seeds) or almonds
2 eggs
1/4 cup heavy whipping
6 cups day-old baguette,
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground pepper
For serving: Apple Cider
Gravy, recipe follows
For serving: Scrambled eggs
with mushrooms; see cook's
Garnish: 1 unpeeled Granny
Smith apple, finely diced
Cook's notes: Here is a sim-
plified version of scrambled eggs
with mushrooms: In medium
bowl, beat 8 eggs with fork or
whisk. In large deep skillet, heat
2-3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive
oil on medium-high heat. Add 1
cup mixed sliced fresh mush-
rooms, such as cremini, oyster
or shiitake mushrooms. Cook
until excess liquid evaporates
and mushrooms are thoroughly
cooked. Add 1/2 teaspoon EACH
of chopped fresh thyme and
chopped fresh rosemary. Add
1-2 tablespoons butter. When

butter is melted, add eggs and
stir using rubber spatula. Cook
until eggs are creamy and just
barely set. Top with 1 cup grated
Monterey Jack cheese and let
cheese melt.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In large, deep skillet, melt 2
tablespoons butter on medium-
high heat. Add onion and celery;
cook, stirring occasionally, until
softened, about 5 minutes. Add
parsley, thyme and rosemary;
cook 1 minute; remove from
heat and cool.
Place turkey in large bowl;
add remaining ingredients
(except gravy and scrambled
eggs), including cooled vegetable
mixture. Cover and refriger-
ate 1 hour, or until bread has-
absorbed excess liquid.
Pat mixture into 8 patties.
In large, deep, nonstick skillet,
melt 3 tablespoons butter on
medium-high heat. Add turkey
patties in single layer, leaving
space between patties (cook in
2 batches if necessary, adding
a little more butter' for second
batch if needed). Cook until
golden brown on each side. Put
on baking sheet and place in
preheated oven 10 minutes to
finish cooking.
Divide gravy among 8
plates. Place patty on each plate.
Top each patty with spoonful
of scrambled eggs and garnish
around edge of plate with diced
Nutritional information (per
serving without gravy): Calories
426 (53 percent from fat), fat.
25.3 g (10.8 mg sat), protein
30.5 g, carbohydrates 19 g, fiber

0.5 g, sodium 567 mg, .calcium
14 mg
Source: John Q.
Apple Cider Gravy
Yield: About 2 cups
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose
1 cup turkey broth or chick-
en broth
1/2 cup apple juice
1/2 cup apple-cider vinegar
1 teaspoon finely chopped
fresh thyme leaves
Salt and pepper, to taste
In medium-large saucepan,
melt butter on medium heat.
Add flour, and stirring constant-
ly with wooden spoon, cook until
mixture turns reddish-brown,
reducing heat to low as mix-
ture starts to color. Immediately
remove from heat. Whisk in
broth in. thin stream (be care-
ful; it may splatter). Whisk in
apple juice and vinegar. Bring
to boil on medium-high heat
to thicken sauce, stirring fre-
quently to make sure bottom
doesn't scorch. Add thyme, salt
and pepper. Taste .and adjust
seasoning as needed.
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tablespoon):Calories 44 (33 per-
cent from fat), fat 1.6 g (1.2
mg sat), protein 2.5 g, carbohy-
drates 4 g, fiber 0.1 g, sodium
101 mg, calcium 8 mg
Source: John Q.
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Turkey Sandwich With Mango
and Pineapple Chutney
Yield: 4 servings
1 1/2 cups of mayonnaise
3 tablespoons curry pow-
der, Madras preferred
1 cup mango-pineapple
chutney; see cook's notes
4 cups diced cooked turkey
1/2 cup of diced celery

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1/2 cup diced red onion
Salt, pepper, to taste
4 croissants, halved length-
wise, toasted
Butter lettuce
1 medium avocado, peeled,
Optional for serving: Heated
leftover sweet potatoes
Optional for serving: Cold
leftover green beans tossed with
herby red-wine vinaigrette
Cook's notes: To prepare
mango-pineapple chutney, mince
1/3 cup diced fresh pineapple in
food processor fitted with metal
blade. Add 3/4 cup Major Grey
mango chutney and process
until pur6ed.
Place mayonnaise, curry
powder and chutney in medium
bowl; stir to combine. In large
bowl, place turkey and enough
chutney dressing to generously
coat; add celery, onion, salt and
pepper; toss to combine.
Place lettuce on bottom por-
tion of croissant. Cover with
avocado slices. Divide turkey
mixture among croissants and
cover with top croissant halves.


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CHUTNEY: For an easy approach
leftovers try turkey-salad sandwi
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If desired, use large sand-
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together. Accompany with sweet
potatoes' and green-bean salad,
if desired.
Nutritional information
(per serving): Calories 520 (48
percent from fat), fat 28 g (8 mg
sat), protein 33 g, carbohydrates
34 g, fiber 1.5 g, sodium 789
mg, calcium 15 mg
Source: James D'Aquila
Turkey Ravioli With Merlot
Yield: 8 servings
For ravioli:
2 cups of diced cooked tur-
1 cup cooked, chopped
spinach or Swiss chard, excess
liquid squeezed out
1/2 cup saut6ed diced
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon fresh thyme
1/2 cup shredded (good
quality) Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup heavy whipping
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 package won-ton
Egg wash: 1 egg beaten
with 1 tablespoon water
For Merlot broth:
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup minced onions
3/4 cup Merlot
1 cup turkey gravy or
brown chicken demi-glace
2 cups chicken broth '
1/2 cup cooked green.
beans, cut into 1-inch
ews 1/3 cup sun-dried
vice tomatoes, cut into thin sliv-
CH ers
PLE 1 tablespoon chopped
to fresh sage
ch- 1 tablespoon chopped
rry fresh thyme
ney 1 cup quartered chan-
terelle mushrooms sauteed

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in 2 tablespoons butter
Garnish: Shaved Parmesan
Prepare ravioli: Place tur-
key, spinach or chard, diced
onion, garlic, thyme and
Parmesan cheese in food pro-
cessor fitted with metal blade.
Pulse until finely minced but
not pur6ed. Add cream, salt and
pepper; pulse to combine. Set
filling aside.
Line baking sheet with wax
paper. Place 1 teaspoon filling in
center of won ton. Brush sides
of won ton with egg wash. Place
second won ton on top and
press edges together to seal, or
press together with tines of fork.
Set on prepared baking sheet.
Repeat until all filling is used,
placing ravioli in single layer on
sheet. Cover with plastic wrap
and freeze until ready to cook.
Prepare Merlot broth: In
large, deep skillet, melt but-
ter on medium-high heat. Add
onion and cook, stirring occa-
sionally, until onion is softened
and starting to brown, about 6
minutes. Add wine and bring to
boil; boil until reduced by half
in volume. Add remaining ingre-
dients (except chanterelle mush-
rooms and garnish) and bring to
boil; reduce heat to medium-low
and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in
In wide pot or deep skillet,
bring 4 inches of water to boil
on high heat. Cook ravioli, about
10-12 at a time, for about 5 min-
utes. Drain.
Divide broth among 8 shal-
low soup bowls. Add ravioli and
top with shaved Parmesan.
Nutritional information
(per serving): Calories 460 (45
percent from fat), fat 23.1 g,
(5.2 mg sat), protein 23.2 g, car-
bohydrates 40.1 g, fiber 0.9 g,
sodium 652 mg, calcium 18 mg
Source:Andrew Sutton


IRS Refund Checks 2C

Established 7937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 69 years


Classifieds 5-6C

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, November 23, 2006 SECTION C

GTCom will Lose Some Jobs as Parent Company Consolidates

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
GTCom will lose approximately 32 jobs as
part of the consolidation of some services by
parent company FairPoint Communications,
The Charlotte, N.C.-based telecom com-
pany recently announced that it will close 10
call centers and reduce operations in 10 more
as it consolidates sales and services at centers
in Washington state and Maine.
GTCom is one of 29 phone companies in
18 states which are owned by
GTCom provides local and
long distance telephone service,
Internet and broadband services
in Port St. Joe, Perry and Florala,
The 32 jobs which will be lost
will be spread across all three
locations, which employ 170-175
people combined, according to
Jennifer Sharpe, vice president
for corporate communications.
How the job loss would be
divided between Port St. Joe and
the other two GTCom locations
was not yet clear, Sharpe indi-
The job losses will be in what
Sharpe described as "CS&S" -
customers, sales and service.
In total, 100-110 lofFairPoint's
915 employees will be impacted
by the consolidation of call cen-
ters and services, with the com-
pany intending on rehiring to fill
more than 70 positions.
All employees impacted by
job losses will be invited to apply
for- the new positions, Sharpe
Any employment changes
will not take effect until May
2007 and the newly-expanded
and consolidated call centers are
expected to come online by the
end of June.
"It's a way for us to enhance
customer service," Sharpe said., I
"This lays the groundwork for us
to. expand our services.

"It's our goal to enhance customer service
and the majority of our business is driven by
customers over the phone."
Sharpe emphasized that local customers in
Port St. Joe will see little change.
The payment centers in Port St. Joe and
Perry will remain open for customer use at
their current locations.
The GTCom trucks and service vehicles
will still be rolling through the streets, Sharpe
"FairPoint will still be in those markets,

the same customer service will apply," Sharpe
Through internal meetings, employees have
been informed of the coming changes over the
past month or so, Sharpe said.
During its most recent meeting, the board
of the county Economic Development Council
indicated that EDC will be working with the
local office of GTCom to assist displaced
The changes will also be completely
explained to customers through mailings and



advertising leading up to May, Sharpe added.
Though well down the road, Sharpe noted
that eventually the GTCom name will dis-
appear to be replaced by that of FairPoint
FairPoint purchased GTCom once the St.
Joseph Telephone Company in April 2000.
In short strokes, FairPoint will consoli-
date sales and services and house most of its
call-center activities in Ellesnburg, Wash., and
South China, Maine.
The telecom company expects to save
$1.8 million, annually once
'*the new locations are fully
I'jt. operational by June 30.
"This reorganization of
customer sales and services
operations is made possible
4- by our successful billing con-
version and will allow us
to operate more efficiently
while also improving the
level of service we provide to
our customers," said Gene
Johnson, chief executive, in
a written statement.
FairPoint's current cus-
tomer sales and services
employees are housed prin-
cipally in local offices, such
as Port St. Joe, throughout
the country. The consolida-
tion will result in the closure
of 10 support offices and the
partial closure of 10 others.
The company will incur
net expenses of $300,000

in the fourth quarter and
$500,000 in the first quarter
of 2007 in connection with
the reorganization.
FairPoint sells commu-
nications services to rural
communities across the
country. It owns and oper-
ates 29 phone companies
in 18 states. The company
markets an array of services,
-. including local and long-dis-
tance voice, data, Internet
a__ Y. and broadband offerings.
Tim Croft/The Star:

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NILS 111536 203 Louisiana Drive
3 BR/2L BD%%W Mobile Home in immaculate con-
dition. About a block from the each in NlMexico
Beach. Large building & office in back of prop-
erty. $335.000,

S MLS 20371 7276 Dahlia Street
Must see! One owner, well maintained. Property
Si comes fully furnished with plenty of storage space
,.in outside shed/work area. 4 year old metal roof
and new central H&A/C unit. $23499100

N- LS 202660 584 Marlin Street
3 bedroom. 2 bath home remodeled, new vinlt sid-
'i ing, hardwood foors, outside deck. large arce'
K plus lot with beautiful oak trees and sprinkler sys-
S ,tern on well. Public boat ramp and intercostal
S. canal appox. I mile. $395,000

. ,

1602 W HIGHWAY 98
850 648-4400

MLS 108551 Make Us an Offer on this Residen-
tial Lot, 141 Barbara Drise. Close to Schools and
Churches. This beautiful home site is located in
-an established neighborhood of nell kept homes.
Perfect building lot for your dream home.
Reduced to $109.500

NILS 106883 1752 Cobia Street
REDUCED!!! 2- 2q50 lot with Ba% View. There
are 2 rental mobile homes on the property On ner
will pa2 up to $5.000. to hate these mobile homes
removed from property after the sale. Close to
boat ramp and Intra Coastal Waterway. Bring
all offers. $225.000)


MIS 108425 18.48 acres of cleared land. About 1/2
mile from boat launch that will access you to Chipo-
la Cut Off Riter and from there )on can go into the
Apalachicola Ri'er which is the Inter Coastal Wa-
ler Wa). You hate access to Locky Lake and the
Dead Lakes. A perfect place to build that dream
home or condo.

,MLS 10SI12- 153Old Dai l Road t
E1,' .AHITCHKA, FL 3465
Perfect starter home. Two bedrooms one bath.'
Inside city limits. Close to river system and lakes.

ting on 2 lots that look over SL Joseph Bay. I his
home is in excellent condition. It has an abose
ground pool with decks all around. Launch for
boat is just about a block away. There are too
many amenities to list.

MLS# 105948 984 Calf Barn Road
2 acres on Calf Barn Rd., this property has a 2002
mobile home. 3 bedroom/2 bath sitting in middle
of the property. This property has been reduced
due'to the motivation of the seller. Bring all offers.

NILS 109317 MLS 109318 MLS 111603 '
Approximately 2 V2 Acres 800'+/- Highway 98 Frontage
Centrally Located to Windmark Beach's Barefoot Cottages & Viento Development
This is a unique offering of VALUABLE DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY

tor more information of these or other properties,

Please call one of our Experienced Sales Agents.



Customers should find little difference when changes come in the spring

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Established 7937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 69 years

A. Ine Star, roun r 1. JUJoe, inuIauur c y, I ove /. I /- -

New Local Business Addresses

Affordable Housing Need

Gulf Coast Panel Homes
is a new business serv-
ing the need for affordable
housing, utilizing Structural
Insulated Panels. David and
Leslie Wentzell of Port St. Joe
are opening the AmeriPanel
Homes dealership with a focus
on 2-4 bedroom, single story
houses. These panelized home
kits are designed for the Do-It-
Yourselfer and are engineered
for superior strength, ease of
construction and maximum
energy savings. Gulf Coast
Panel Homes will be serving
Franklin, Gulf, Bay, Liberty
and Calhoun Counties.
The AmeriPanel Homes
Corporation is an established
Florida based company whose
pre-designed home packages
feature Structural Insulated
Panels (SIPs). SIPs panels have
a foam insulation sandwiched
between two layers of orient-

ed strand board, making this
one of the strongest and most
energy efficient house con-
struction methods available.
From the exterior, which can
be finished using any of the
traditional materials, includ-
ing brick, stucco, or siding, the
SIPs house is indistinguishable
from an ordinary house. "The
ease of using the SIPs panels
enables the homebuyer who
is inclined to be more actively
involved in the construction of
his house to save thousands
of dollars, depending on the
extent of their involvement",
says Wentzell. "And the cost
savings continues for the life
of the home because of the
extreme energy savings."
A model home will be going
up soon on Palm Breeze Way
just east of the Gulf County
Airport. The public will be
invited to watch the progress

For allyour

advertising needs...

Be Sure to


Downtown Port St. Joe, Wewahitchka,
Cape San Bias, and Indian Pass
Account Executive

Kimberly Pickett

135 W. Hwy 98 129 Co'mmerce Street
Port St Joe, Florida Apalachicola, Florida

and learn about SIPs as it
is erected, and at upcoming
Open Houses.
SIPs homes have been
used by Habitat for Humanities
and have been featured on the
popular home improvement
shows of Bob Vila and Norm
Abram. "It's fabulous! SIPs
are a proven technology that
deserve much greater applica-
tion in the building industry,"
says Vila.
The Wentzells bring 30
years of business experience
to their new venture, having
previously owned and run
a successful screen printing
business in Wisconsin. They
have recently relocated to Port
St. Joe, having discovered
the area when their 3 chil-
dren attended Florida State'

Watch out for alligators
in river floodplains,
around lakes. marshes,
swamps, ponds,
drainage canals and
ditches. Never approach
an alligator: never offer
food to one. and keep all
pets and small children
away from them.

IRS Has Refund for 95,746 Taxpayers

Whose Checks Could Not Be Delivered

An average refund of
$963 is waiting for 95,746
taxpayers whose refund
checks have been returned to
the Internal Revenue Service
as undeliverable.
The checks, worth a
total of $92.2. million, can
be claimed as soon as their
owners update their addresses
with the IRS. In some cases, a
taxpayer has more than one
check waiting.
In Florida, approximately
$11.8 million await 9,866
taxpayers who simply need to
correct or update their address.
The average refund amount in
Florida is $1,196.49.
"Every year, many
taxpayers miss their refunds
because they move without
notifying the IRS or Postal
Service of a change of
address," IRS Commissioner
Mark W. Everson said. "For
those missing their check, the
IRS is making it easier than
ever for taxpayers to update
their information and claim
their refunds." .
Taxpayers can use the
"Where's My Refund?" feature
on the home page of the IRS.
gov Web site to learn the status
of their refunds. To use it, a
taxpayer must enter a Social

James C. Beggs, M.D./Otolaryngology-ENT
ISpecialzing in Cancer of the Head & Neck.)
Dr. Beggs' practice is within
Gulf Coast Facial Plastics and ENT Center.
Medical Degree- University of Florida
College of Medicine (1988)
Board Certified. By the American Board of
Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
Dr. Beggs is currently accepting
Ear, Nose & Throat Patients
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Security number, filing status
(such as single or married filing
jointly) and the refund amount
shown on the taxpayer's
2005 tax return. When the
information is submitted,
"Where's My Refund?" will
display the status of a refund
and, in some cases, provide
instructions on how to resolve
potential account issues.
Taxpayers can access a
telephone version of "Where's
My Refund?" by calling 1-800-
How to Update an Address
with the IRS
Refund checks can go
astray for a variety of reasons.
Sometimes a life change results
in a change of address. When
a taxpayer moves or changes
address and fails to notify the
IRS or the U.S. Postal Service,
a check sent to the taxpayer's
last known address is returned
to the IRS.
"Where's My Refund?"
now has an online mailing
address update feature
for taxpayers whose refund
checks were returned to IRS.
If an undeliverable check was
originally issued within the
past 12 months, the taxpayer
will be prompted online to
provide an updated mailing
The address update
feature is only available to
taxpayers using the Web version
of "Where's My Refund?"
Taxpayers with undelivered
refund checks who access
"Where's My Refund?" by phone

will receive instructions on
next steps. Individuals whose
refunds were not returned to
IRS as undeliverable cannot-
update their mailing addresses
through the "Where's My
Refund?" service.
A taxpayer can also ensure
the IRS has his or her correct
address by filing Form 8822,
Change of Address. Download
the form from IRS.gov or
request it by calling 1-800-
TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676}.
Those who do not have
access to the Internet and
think they may be missing
a refund should first check
their records or contact their
tax preparer, then call the IRS
toll-free assistance line at 1-
800-829-1040 to update their
Direct Deposit Can Put an
End to Lost Refunds
To put an end to
undelivered refunds, taxpayers
can take advantage of Direct
Deposit. Taxpayers who
choose this service receive
their refunds directly into -a
personal checking or savings
account. Direct Deposit, which
also guards against theft or
lost refund checks, is available
for filers of both paper and
electronic returns.
Gulf County
Beachum, Courtney N.
Jernigan, Jennifer I.
Nelson, Anthony J.
(All of Port Saint Joe




CALL 227-1978 (
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S Historic Downtown Port St. Joe, Florida
December 1-2, 2006
Ott Schedule of events (all times Eastern)...
Friday Decemniber 1
All day Merchants Christmas Open House
Come browse the dazzling array of unique shops and stores in
h-.'istoric Port St. Joe.
5:30pm Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Musical entertainment.
Stage area adjacent to City Pier .. '
SaturdayDecember 2, __
t 9:00am Reindeer 5K Run & Fitness Walk
The race starts and ends at the corner of Williams Avenue and

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4th Street in downtown Port St. Joe. The course is flat and' fast!.
Long-sleeved shirts to the first 100 registered entrants! Registra-,
tion will begin at 7:3.0 am., corner of Williams and 4th St. Reg-'
istration is $15.00 early ind $20.00 .on race day. $50.00 cash
award to the 1st overall male and female runners: additional'

awards will be 3 deep in 5-year age groups.
.6:00pm Lighted Christmas Parade
Beginning on Costin Blvd., proceeding north on Reid Avenue.
(entry deadline is November 30)
6:30pm Boat.Parade
St. JosephhBay, following:. .:.- Old
the parade on Reid.Avenue. .


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Reindeer 5K Run & Fitness Walk
9:00 a.m. (EST) Saturday December 2. 2006
You are invited to the Annual Reindeer 5K Run. Bring your children and
friends. Let's promote fitness and have fun. too! Walkers welcome!
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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 69 years

Public Notices

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, November 23, 2006 3(

Gulf County Board of County

Commission Meeting Minutes

vs CASE NO.: 06-418
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if alive, and if dead, their
unknown spouses, heirs, devi
sees, grantees, creditors, and
all other parties claiming by
through, under or against them
the unknown spouses, heir
devisees grantees, and creditor
of the unknown spouses, an(
all- other parties claiming by
through, under or against them
and all unknown natural per
sons if alive, and if dead or no
known to be dead or alive, their
several and respective unknown
spouses, heirs devisees, grant
ee,s; and creditors, or other par
ties claiming by, through, o:
under those unknown assigns
successors in interest, trustees
or any other person claiming, by
through under, or against any
corporation or other legal entity
named as defendant; and al
.claimants, persons or parties
natural or corporate or whose
exact legal status is unknown
claiming under any of the above
named or described defendants
or_ parties or claiming to have
any right, title, or interest ir
and to the lands herein after

BOX 886

JBOX 886



that an action to quiet title has
been filed against you on the fol-
lowing described property:
Commencing at the
Northwest corner of the NS
1/4 of the NW 1/4, of Section
23, Township 4 South, Range
0 West; thence run East
S402 feet to South side of old
Panama City Wewahitchka
Public Road; thence run
316.8 feet, more or less,
SSoutheasterly along the
Southern Boundary line of
said Public Road; thence run
South 330 feet; North 44
yards for point of beginning;
thence run North 34 yards;
West 25 yards; South 34
yards; East 25 yards, to the
point of beginning, lying and
being in Section 23, Parcel
'ID# 01785-003R
S.ard you .i- r-q.-reir to serve
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default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in
Sthe 'Complaint.
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City reserves the right to accept
or reject any or all proposals, or
"to select the proposal felt to be
in'the best.interest of the City.
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refinishing the floor, stage,
Sand stage room of the
S"- Centennmal Building
p- Spci.ec ar,-,r-nr may be
obtained from iU-r-Ce ., Clerk's
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Coirr) Cominn iii_,ner --,11 rl.ld

a public hearing to consider
adoption of an ordinance wit:
the following title:
*Complete Ordinance on fil
E in the Clerk's Office*
, The public hearing wi]
r be held at a special meet
- ing on December 5, 2006 a
d 4:00 p.m., E.T. in the Count,
, Commissioner's meeting
; room in the Robert M. Moore
, Administration Building, Gul
s County Courthouse Complex, ii
d Port St. Joe, Florida.

Publish: November 23 & 30
r 2006
Ad #2006-126A


1 that the Gulf County Board o
, County Commissioners will hold
e a public hearing to consider:
, adoption of an ordinance with
e the following title:
2006-15 OF GULF COUNT,
*Complete Ordinance on fifl
in the Clerk's Office*
The public hearing wil
be held at a special meet-
. ing on December 5, 2006 a:
4:00 p.m., E.T. in the County
Commissioner's meeting
room in the Robert M. Moore
Administration Building, Gul
County Courthouse Complex, ir
Port St. Joe, Florida. i .
Publish: November 16 & 23.
Ad #2006-127A

BID #0607-08

The Gulf County Board ol
County Commissioners will
receive bids from any person,
company, or corporation inter-
ested in purchasing the follow-
ing item:
1 1993 Chevrolet Sport
"an T.-.d-.l #rOtl?n_ (VIN
.a .: L .. .

The item may be viewed
by contacting the Gulf County
Road Department at (850) 639-
Please indicate on the.enve-
that this is a SEALED BID and
include the BID NUMBER.
Bids must be submitted to
the Gulf County Clerk's Office
at 1000 .Cecil G. Costin, Sr.,
Blvd.,Room 148, Port St. Joe,
Florida, 32456, by 5:00 p.m.,
E.T.; on Friday, December 1,
-1'"':, l ,..J. dJ r:.. .: ,,: r,.: 1 ,.
tru : i li' .I I,:,: alr,:r. F .:r-,d a.,
De:ir Il:Ter -':,:.*. r t':' 0
a E T
TI.:- B.: .rd rec er e- c rJe
right to reject any and all bids

B. CArt.RETi L.
.ICLEFI'i,,E Ci-Lt ftr.l. r

Attest: R b.-b .: 5 L rl..'- : I. rk

PJ[:,b h r".:'*-[ b r 2. .i

BID n0607-09

The Gulf Q--ounr T.:.ar;i-
S De el,.rpm, rr *'.::.,Jn d "-fl rete,.e
b-u : i'r.:,m ar., p.:r:.rln .:.:.m p j-,_
.:.r .:.:.rp ,rar.r:. r, r r 3 u-, pr.:-

Renovations to the Gulf
County Welcome Center
Bid p : I:,;r L ,Ti t:,a .: 15lain'-j
lr.:-m m rre G ull' >: :.u r. Cliirl-.' :.

ahd 42.:.s, l4., F.-T',, i -.-.:
-rm, qL I i..*,:,r, : r.:l ,r, _i th'r

t.,d :h.)uld t.e d rc.:[ted r:. T :
Director Paula Pickett at (850)
,-,229.7800; ,.-: .,,, ., ,
A mandatory pre. t.i : :-ri.-r-
ence is scheduled -:,r -1 E, r ri
E.T. on Tuesday, December
12, 2006, at The Gulf County
Welcome Center located at 150
Captain Fred's Place, Port St.
Joea Fa- r, .24t6
E a.: -h k I rall be ,::.lii -
r-ed,l b a BI. 'n. LC h er er
Ch-.:k :,r Cerm ed Cre-.: i. .Yre
asTm :.u'nr f. Ini e r--er.ent I' I :.'
rhe ,,rtal Jprop" 1
,, :.:p :,I' r .nre i
C .,ri.-ra.:ior't \t te lee i:-v pr.:.i.r
I l[biai r. ..rl:, r.,.:e -a rid pi..:,:.-r
':,I .:rkm iiar, :.;.-sn .er, iar..: r.
insurance must accompany
each proposal.
A copy of each Sub-
S C,:.nicra-:i,:r': : are lii-ri:e p".:,- i
-.:1 U tal-dr. u-,[ ra-,l:er ar-i p"r.::, l"

u-lT .tran-,:T i.ij De re.quire. up:.,-n
a.1 ahrd. Ar ,r .:.I de 1 bi.
No Bidder may withdraw
his/her bid for a period of thirty-
(30) .days after the date set for
the bid opening. .
Plei: iridiicate :.r, Lhe eri e.
.:-.c r., ,,r rJ-' i a SEALED BID
ci-h, BID NUMBER ar.. '. i-,ar.
the BID is for. i-,,e .:,r,.r. t.ih
plus four (4) c,:prse -r,:i.ij. c-e
included. ,
Bids will be received .until
Friday, January 5, 2007, at.
5:00 p.m., E.T. at the Office of
the Clerk of Court, 1000 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr.,'BI'.- R.:,.:.m 14-,
Port St. Joe, lion.da 24"6i
Bids will be opened at this same
location on Monday, January 8,
2007, at 10:00 a.m., E.T.

The Board reserves the right
to reject any and all proposals
received and to waive techni-
/s/ Carmen McLemore,

Attest: Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk

Publish: November 23 & 30,
Ad #2006-130


that the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will hold
a public hearing to consider
adoption of an ordinance with
the following title:
*Complete Ordinance on file
in the Clerk's Office*
The public hearing will
be held at a special meet-
ing on November 28, 2006 at
6:00 p.m. est. in the County
Commissioner's meeting
room in the Robert M. Moore
Administration Building, Gulf
County Courthouse Complex, in
Port St. Joe, Florida.


his or her current license num-
ber on the outside of the sealed
envelope in which the proposal
is delivered.
The Owner reserves the
right to waive any informalities
or to reject any or all bids.
A Bid Bond payable to the
Owner in an amount not less
than five percent (5%) of the
amount of the bid, but in no
event more than $10,000.00
must accompany the Bidders'
proposal. Performance and
Payment Bonds and evidence
of insurance required in the bid
documents will be required at
the signing of the contract.
Plans will be on file in
the Architect's office, the
Alabama AGC Internet Plan
Room, Montgomery, Alabama
(kdonaldson@isqft.com); F.
W. Dodge in Montgomery,
Alabama; Pensacola and
Tallahassee, Florida (McGraw-
Hill Construction Dodge Website
- call 205/871-4772); and
Reed Construction Document
Processing Center, Norcross,
Georgia (www.reed bulletin.
No Bidder may withdraw
his bid within 30 days after
the actual date of the opening
By: /s/ Carmen L.
McLemore, Chairman
Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris,

Publish: November 16 & 23,
CARMEN L. 2006
Ad #2006-124

t Publish: November 16 & 23,
y 2006
g Ad #2006-126


that the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will hold
a public hearing to consider
adoption of an ordinance with
the following title:
*Complete Ordinance on file
in the Clerk's Office*
The public hearing will
f be held at a special meet-
I ing on November 28, 2006 at
6:00 p.m. est. in the County
Commissioner's meeting
room in the Robert'M. Moore
.d- .;n- lr r;.:.rn E.,;i.j ,i ulf
C .,.r.r '. : 1 -J-h.: :- : .i:I ., inl

': i '' r.i j : ri:, E :Y
S I ., P l.E li L.

Publish: November 16 .& 23,

BID NO.. 0607-07

NO. 0514

Separate ,:e *,:.: : .:r qr,-i
or. :rr,.:r.i: r. -:.I Re-Roofing
and Repairs to the Gulf
County Courthouse, Port St..,
Joe, Florida 11 e rei-:. .l lt.
the Gulf County Commission.in
the Gulf County Clerk's Office,
Rooin 148, 1000 Cecil G. Costin
S E .1 P-.:.rt 71 Joe, Florida
'-. [ .i-r.ii 5:00 p.m. E.T.
on Friday, December 1, 2006
and opened on the following
Monday, December,4, 2006 at
10:00 a.m., E.T. at the same

Plan: pei:i.i :,r,' .Ir11 F:Ir- -

nirlt [ riro --II ..L-.,er .:,r.-
> -: :uricnw ; ma t- -.arm
Lnrid .L ule i.:-"Lc itIr

Joseph R. Donofro Architect
S License #AR91449
Dub. D:-ri:c-ar-ri a A- ., r .
Ar,:hie,:t. '"
l [' F,:.-:te r i : -
Dothan, Alabama 3c. i
334/793-3333 -

,r !l :.inrl- C lerk ;.i '.* "*
Sl::'' ':..:; -.:stin B1. di

.. P-:n :' .:,: Fl 12456
_. h J F.:.:r. r t
SBid-. Documents ma. t e
obtained at t?-.- ci-.:-. .T:.- er-h
R. Donofro Arcli-.re:L Lier:-
#AR91449, T -B r,:,r..:,,r.:. ard
Associates, Architects located at
188' N. Foster Street, Dothan,
Alabama 36303. General
Contractors may obtain a set of
plans for $100.00 (refundable),
up.:.r. rerurr.tr' i,., :r er: .-` r Lcr.
d.., v an d '*. c:-. *:raif o:i
.ib:co:nrarx cr:-r. .arin. ?uppl..r
m'-I. piur,:lh.- e t = t I ,1" pl.an- I'-,r
1 1 I':: n -r..:,rI .i.: Ir r.d.abie -., ,.:i:I.r
r ...:r.i r. : r.'.:. : t :i -.rl.:e
Plerate ,r'.,,:.a[ ,:r, th, en r e-
SI.:.pe thar ,, ,a SEALED BID
u,,e BID NUMBER and what the
BID I i l:.r The original bid .
plus four (4) copies should be,
.. The Scope of Work includes
re-roofing the 22,114/SF
Courthouse and the 13,591/SF
Jail Facility with standing seam
metal retrofit systems. The'
project also mrrlutrei removal
of the existi',g t.udr up roof sys-
tem, nev ird.:nd.: ier.ee.-
on the e'.er-,.:.r al0 i..:leri-
are tc c ci-, '-r. ,rc e ,,r.-r r:
biddinc-r _nd. hl.l c-:rfL--n L- rcr-
in a i et u:
bid tIl,'r tri-e, r re- :rc a:,,
correct'. ,
Bids must be submitted
on the proposal fr':.r-m lurruch,.d
with 'the Bid D.-cuirrerit .'All
Bidders must show evidence
of Florida State Contracting
License before bidding or the
bid will not be received -or con-
sidered. The Bidders shall show
evidence by clearly displaying


Bids for furnishing all labor,
materials, equipment, and ser-
vices required for the Work
known as Roofing, Bonifay,
Havana & Wewahitchka, Florida
will be received until 10:00 AM
local time on 30 -November,
2006 at the office of the Housing
Authority (PHA) indicated below.
At this time and place all bids
received will be publicly opened
and read aloud.
Without force and.effect on
the Bidding Documents and the
proposed Contract Documents,
the work required is briefly
described as: Partial moderniza-
tion of ninety-four (94) Dwelling
Units and seven (7) Non-Dwelling
Buildings located on the sites
known as FL 15-5A & FL 15-5B
(Bonifay, FL), FL 11r., I r, a
FL) and FL 15-1': IE lEr[,I
FL 15-13B (Wewahitchka,. FL).
The work consists of re-roofing
with asphalt shingles including
associated removal of existing
roofing, carpentry, flashing and
sheet metal work, and ridge
The work required is
fully described in the Bidding
Documents consisting of
the Project Manual and the
Proposed Contract forms,
Drawings and Project Manual
are on file in the.office of the PHA
and the Architect, TOMBERLIN
r i |": 1145
H. -,-tt .,cr rI JI i, re. 200,
r rr ,,' : 0.::.', tele-
phone (770) 552-2040. Bidding
D :-. .. .- ., ., i:._ .: i:.r ,lb 1. .
pr:. -r id'.i" a I'I..'iJ EFI_.IIU ,.ELI
r.,,'rreer, r -: I i- r. p:r :.: .:.r
Documents E ':. rr -,.->:i-f..
No partial' sets will be issued.
Checks should be made payable
to the Architect and mailed to
the above address. Information
regarding this Project, including
a list of the Plan Holders, can
be viewed on the Architect's web
site: www.TomberlinAssociates.
Each bid '.ail include
Bid Guarantee in an amount
ii- p. -r.rri a' 'I,-, ri

L:,jJ *ra~r pa: a. !,: r '. PJ',: F'i-L:,
1. -'ar.:. r 8 r.- E .r a ;
ii i.,irl:, e i.e:ur. Bid i E.: r.d
1i1r.l-i -: I-r r*:*: pr ci, :i. f ri-i
PHA. A Surety Comp,-,, ei:. -
,:uti.ni r,.- 5.. 1 Bond must-be
au..th.:.ri-vid to transact business
in the Project State,, and must
scFpears" or. the m.:.1 *:ur:ti- r (.
"Tr-Maur, DeparirT,'.nr : Clrcu]ar
No. 570. The successful bidder
is required to provide. satisfac-
tory Perform ar.:e adr.i Fa.m.-t
',Bonds prior t.: .e:f.:u '. : rI .:- 'ie
Rel'.:r [1:. pr':' *i ; :.i-i I":Ir 5Ilu j

:a,.,rrl -r. I c _,, F .:-..i c ',, : a e -
C *r:. tl I :biall irr :lu- e T-HE.
',-rhEC' ,RI iritiL ,L NiD T-.,'..
1. A properly executed Bid
1 2. A properly e.:cutld Bi.d
3. A properly executed Non-
Collusive Affidavit.
4. A full completed Form .
HUD-5369-A, R.-presen.aaio,n.
Certifications .r. I Or her
Statements of Bidders"
Small i',,r.*-. and
mrnLrin:r, firmi,ar,,e urged to sub-
r.'r p'l,"p.::,aJ- Cerrif .a:, t !,:- :.
'a Mr,1r..:.n b, icr,-,is Errerprnse
S(or number of partners,, share-
holders, employees who are.
members of minority classifica-
ir.:.r .:. are women) should be
included in the Bid proposal.
Refer to Articles 38, 39, and 40
of The General Conditions.
The PHA reserves the right
to reject any and all bids, and
to waive irregularities and for-
malities in the bidding. No bids
may be withdrawn for a period
of sixty days subsequent to the
opening of bids without PHA
.r.-,rTh c : iFl.:-,JiRtet :ir-,l
F ,:, : r ., ,i'l r- r,
Post Office Box'218 (5302
Brown Street
Graceville, Florida, 32440-
.0218 .

Publish: November 16 & 23,

AUGUST 22, 2006


David Gainous appeared
before the Board and discussed
problems with the cable ser-
vice. He requested the Board
help with getting another fran-
chise or assisting with the cur-
rent cable company problems.
Commissioner Williams stated
that he has received numerous
phone calls on this issue, and
also on the actual cables not
being properly installed. Chief
Administrator Butler stated
that there is still time on the
current franchise agreement,
but the agreement needs to be
reviewed. Commissioner Wil-
liams requested permission to
contact Media-Corn, and have a
representative appear before the
Board on these issues.


Commissioner Williams
discussed that during the
2006-2007 budget hearings,
the E.D.C. and Chamber of
Commerce Budgets were cut.
He stated that E.D.C. and Af-
fordable Housing work together
with the changes in the County.
He stated that the Chamber of
Commerce plays the role in the
facilitation of the local busi-
nesses. Commissioner Williams
requested permission to form a
task force and work with the dif-
ferent agencies. Commissioner
Traylor discussed that it was not
the intent of the Board to dis-
member the Chamber of Comrn
merce. Commissioner Traylor
motioned to form a task force to
work with these agencies. Com-
missioner Williams seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
id -,,: u l, ,'c I -. :L1: i-:m.: f:
d ,3.:, : -..-d ',ar tr, B.:. _., ..,dJ re.
a -.Ie.:: ir,.- C -a, T b ir : C.-a
n.er.:e t.,3,ir 1 .i t tJ-,e e. -c t emi.ri'
6r-.c E di' c tr-r- irirlc


Commissioner Williams
S:- I : rar .er II '
ir: i ,r 'rr. ri p,.:la-J Pr.-,.:.:rL

r"-i- a r,:,r.:.r d It ,pa:ed r u suj-r
-ri :**- -r I

Commissioner Barnes. dis-
cussed that he met ,iu-.iU H.. .cd
Lovett, from D.O.T., and stated
that Mr. Lovett will attend the
next 'regular Board meeting to
give an update on the Stump
Hole project. Chief Administra-
tor Butler discussed the prog-
ress on the Stump Hole proj-
ect, stating that the engineers
are looking at moving the road.
toward the. bayside. He .also
:ral. r- i. r ,., r '. -- appl-ed ':.r
F F- n,.,,. : r.. rt-,.: : -r r
has received funds for the Gulf
till: Ba, iri.. .a pr :ri :: c-s.L.ri-r.rc
LI7 '~. iue[ Act.,.r!. irnar.:. EilU err
re-.:,..m-r. .r ,ri trlar rhl- B .._rj
r.:r-.p-i C.r- o ,r.r r-, ,,: r i.'I p
i-i.:.ii pr.-.i,:r ri re-.:.:-n .er.,-i-.
rr-r l u e r c:--.: ibe p .-.'a-: t.,
I. Fe ,? rnm p H.: le area roadway.


*: ':7 'i I E:-'*:r.ler T r l.:.r re-
p,,*.:i -- r. i- c the lt.:r. -l ':-c c :
Fr- Dep ipa 'r :r.r -ill 1hol-
'T -I- 7tI.rl r4 l: ij i Tj I ,t -, r I
:; pre-.T! ,,:r [4 -I U i at 1"1 r'l[:l .0 a MJ
,- T


c :-.-i-T- ir ,1rer T ra, I ,: i--e
p.-:.red rat r Lthere a-d l:.e a r It.

Commissioner Traylor dis-
C.e ie the L-e .i i JR : Pa[l-

dh-i-1 .upp:.r i, rl. ,_ pcr ..-:r-


Commissioner. Traylor re-
quested permission to submit
* a letter to the White City 'Fire
De- partmen rt thanking them
[,r as c: r .be fire truck to the
Stone Mill Creek Fire Depart-
rri-rn I C-:o.rcmissioner Peters
m-.:,no:r,ed r. approve this rec-,
c-mnrr'v nd -:.-r. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the. motion,
and it passed "J.lraim-:l


Commissioner Traylor re-
quested, permission to accept
property donated by David
Taunton around the Overstreet
boat, ramp area. Commissioner
Williams, motioned to approve
this 'recommendation. Com-
missioner Barnes seconded the
motion, and it passed uriani-


'. ,.rr-cir: le-n.r, r Peters ino-
i.:.nrcd .: r ,:r-."i,-, the tipping fee
au rire I-idli tromi $30.00 per
ton to $50.00 per ton for com-
mercial use only, effective Oc-
tober 1, 2006. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion
for discussion. Upon inquiry
by Commissioner Traylor as to
whether this is based on Solid

Waste Director Danford's rec-
ommendation, Commissioner
Williams discussed that the
complication is on the residen-
tial side, and that the County
needs to increase the charges
on the commercial side. Com-
missioner Traylor stated that he
never wants to charge a resident
for hauling debris to the landfill.
Commissioner Peters discussed
that he feels the majority of the
Board will support a tipping
fee for residential. After further
discussion, the motion passed
The meeting did then recess
at 7:05 p.m., E.T.
The meeting reconvened at
7:20 p.m., E.T.


Clay Smallwood, of St. Joe
Company appeared before the
Board and presented a deed
to the Board for a seventy-foot
right-of-way for the Honeyville
Park road. Commissioner Pe-
ters motioned to accept this
deed from The St. Joe.Company.
Commissioner Barnes seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-'


Chairman McLemore gave
a presentation on the tax trim
notices currently mailed to the
property, owners. He stated
that the taxes increased due to
the property values increasing.
Commissioner Traylor motioned
for Chairman McLemore to re-
place Commissioner Barnes on
the Value Adjustment Board.
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously. Jamie Lester, of
Lr-r .pr.-u::J appeared be-
:_, r -. E.- r.-j and 'discussed
the. process for filing' a peti-
tion with the Value Adjustment
Board. He stated that the Prop-
erty Appraiser has Administra-
tive discretion, which allows him
to raise or lower any property at
any given time. County Attorney
McFarland stated that the peo-
ple are at a disadvantage when
they come before the Value Ad-
justment Board, because they
have to be.prepared to explain
h the Property Appraiser's
appraisal is incorrect. He also,
r :' -r.:.i tr r r,= t rier ,' r, I-,.
.pr.iC,,: : rl.l i -I: I. -p'I |,
t]-ir.r C. r .i is inaccurate.
.J'-r lurT.re r dj :.:u, :,.:.r- :im -
I :- "l:.r-er T :,:r ,.:1:, .r..: to
place an advertisement in The
Star regarding the Value Adjust-
ment Board procedure and the
millage rate chart. Commission-
T Ea-rri .::-r.n, tr- m.:.tion,
a .. m .r a: :r.a ..r. .i.rma .:, .!:, I
There being no further busi-
ness, and upon motion' by Com-
missioner Traylor, the meeting
i31 J-,.r,.i r.-,ri-r at 7:50 p.m.,
.:ir- .IErij L ri:LtLI :-PE

'r T -

AUGUST 22, 2006

The Gulf County 'B.:-ar.- .:-f
County' Commissioners met
i- ._ .i : Ln :.r- i 'l: p ,: l
"rr rle I'.'r m':',. l member:
r.- .-r.-l -r: .u u C .. .a--i.r, L.
N:L-ir-m.w -r Crh, i-a--r, B-Il

Tri,, r l-nr,.- d &E 'i 4 a p r .
[J-i.rar :ra .jr ar. i- .-r David
B r r I.I.: L
rLith.-l.. prc c:-'r, r er, d .:t Chr--
ty Jr,:.r'e TL :.rr, .:ra-Ir.d
D'pur, Cl i1-r '.srI :r .unm er :
r-. -John Hendry. Cha .S.Directoman
Shane cGulf Cou Grant Writer
- Lorettd beforthe. Planner David
P.:hart. i .cr a; 1Iraj-ir ci.:..i 0 -

presented recommendations
o1363 which faciitates lan d7e.

nation to.local government by.

-,:.urlr, *D.C rnd Co..tiunurur-,r
L,.nd Tr.ut as the managers of

the donated land, (3) to enter
into a visioning process to en-
sure that .future develop ent

of the donated land meets the
County's needs, (4) to provide a.
density bonustodevelopersthat
of tare willingto include Affordable
lots and homes in the County,
(5) forom the Communty, Cittee as follows:rt
ll St. Joe andensity incentivehka
nation to local government by.

aIf r' a i:-e '-mesd, (6a oiie
:e *. -.1 to r-abate ad valorem
-taxeson landC and lots.underde-
.velopment until a sale hanagers ofbeen
thcomple donated, (8) to give breaks onter

sufor lower priced development
projets, ands, (9) to convenide a

joint worksand homesp ofin the County,

joint workshop of the County,

City of Port St. Joe and City of
Wewahitchka to consider these
recommendations and to define
the next process, Chairman
McLemore stated that this will
take team work from all parties
to make this project successful.
Allen Cox appeared before the
Board and discussed H.B. 1363,
stating that this addresses sur-
plus State lands which can be
used for affordable housing,
it addresses surplus County
lands, and Municipality land.
He stated it would allow devia-
tions under the Comprehensive
Plan if you are pursuing afford-
able housing. Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Peters, County
Attorney McFarland stated that
the Impact Fees are scheduled
to begin October 2, 2006, and
they are not in a tiered format.
Commissioner Traylor com-
mended the Board and commit-
tee for all the hard work put into
this process for affordable hous-
ing, and stated that the County
has to participate in this team
work. Commissioner Williams
discussed that there is a lot of
work in this process, and that
H.B. 1363 will allow the County
some flexibility on this process.
There being no further busi-
ness, the workshop did then ad-
journ at 5:50 p.m., E.T.


AUGUST 28, 2006

The Gulf County Board of
County' Commissioners met
this, date in special session
with the following members
present: Chairman Carmen L.
McLemore, Vice Chairman Bill
Williams, and Commissioners
Billy E. Traylor, Nathan Peters,
Jr.,.and Jerry W. Barnes.
Others present were: Coun-
ty Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Clerk Executive Administrator
Towan Kopinsky, Clerk Finance
Officer Carla Hand, Chief Ad-
ministrator Don Butler, Admin-
istrator Staff Assistant Lynn
Stephens, Grant Writer Loretta
Costin, Human Resources Di-
rector Denise Manuel, Interim
Building Official" Lee Collin-
: :.r,'-i .j inr.r David Rich-
Chairman McLemoie called
the meeting to order at. 3:33
p.m., E.T.


Human Resources Direc-
tor Manuel presented the new
E E C, P app.-.p.' ed t:.', 'he Labor
T.:.r, i -id r. i- r- the sig-
.r.iC r ..I -i'- .rn.Ts-r, Com-
.n-r : :.ner Tra i, ,r m_.:.r .:.,ed to
d.i-: n. Ar i.-,ri-h lo cre -rman to
:,r, t-. r... iF E 0*- P ontin-
gent on approval by the County
Attorney. Commissioner Peters
:':.:n.i r j h m, .tEr- and it


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toned forDistricts1, 2,3,andc
to receive $500,000.00, and Dis-

tr-ict 4 to receive $250,000.00.
rac ; isa s- cra t- r frni cud
C : rr, rvrnrriic', F r Iazd a
ii:-::-:-di xI usath-' funds must
, art. ..- a c.d Ri-an a one year
period. After further discussion,
Commissioner Williams mo-
tioned for Districts 1, 2, 3, and 5
to receive $500,000.00, and Dis-
trict 4 to receive $250,000.00.
Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously. Michael Hammond, of
Prelc -RjEh. in,: "appeared and
.dls:u- .,d ,mat he has received
a list of projects from Chairman
McLemore and Commissioner
Barnes. He also discussed addi-
tional funds, 'the costs, in-kind
services, arnd striping to be in-
cluded in all bids. Mr. Ham-
mond discussed the shortfalls
on County Road 381,. 381A,
C30, 387, Headwall Project, and
Honeyville Shelter Road (need
grknt match funds).

There being no further busi-
ness, and upon motion by Com-
missioner Williams, the meeting
did then adjourn at 4:03 p.m.,



The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met
this date in special budget ses-
sioh with the following members
present: Chairman Carmen L.
McLemore, Vice Chairman Bill
Williams, and Commissioners
Billy E. Traylor, Nathan Peters,
Jr., and Jerry W. Barnes.
'Others present were: Coun-
ty Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Clerk Becky Norris, Clerk Fi-
nance Officer Carla Hand, Clerk
Executive Administrator Towan
Kopinsky, Chief Administrator
Don Butler, Emergency Man-
agement Director Marshall Nel-
son, Emergency Management
Secretary Stephanie Richard-
son, Grant Writer Loretta, Cos-
tin, Mosquito Control Director
Mark Cothran, Planner- David
Richardson, Solid Waste Di-
rector Joe Danford, Veterans'
Service Officer James Kennedy
and Sheriff's Office Major Joe
Chairman McLemore called
the meeting to order at 5:01
p.m., E.D.T.


S U pi:irl r,.:qiue t t,',' Cr-ir-
rraj-. LM-rr, ,re Cler4 No-ns
made the 1i:l!.i. r,. repor r.:, he

I1 ; The proposed'
County-wide millage rate based
on the tentative budget changes'
is 4.7709 (5.7597 aggregate),
and each dependent fire district'
is at .5000, which is a 12.65%
increase over the 2005-2006
Aggregate Rolled-Back Rate of
2. The reasons for
the proposed increase in the
budget are: Creation of two (2)
M.S.T.U.s (11.19%), health in-
surance premiums, retirement
rates, Union salaries, the Port
St., Joe Downtown Redevelop-
mernt B: .iid : il 'ar.,i-rn. Paurl .5
_iuJ R,:,.:." L-a_.nrJ ,:l,:._are costs
anrd i rt .:hirai r aril io ':-r trle Er -.
sion Control Project.


Upon. discussion by Clerk
,:,-I,- :.r.inr, l.:.rrrnc pckFpc-
I JiId re-,a rh 1. IIOU:.'r*I: J rr pop d
re .:.iur.:.r o iip:.n in-:-O t- b.
Commissioner Barne? second
r, ..rmm.i:..:-rnr H-rrs and
,-r.ariT,!.:.AiF: :e. i tre Br:ald al'-
,:,i: [-, 3 Erne [',-,u :, inl re ,:,luu*:--[. ,
a e i .r !: I .,- C.-,',- ti tau e
ri nu ri am:-.[-i


.-iHERLAS,. ne Guu" Counr,
Ba, C-_ri r ,.cr,r,' Corrmmis.,or,
-r_ o" i t.di C,-urin. Flronda,
anarj.:,pare: r: nxrrin,- lc, orard ad-
ditO)naJ a :h for thre 2006-200-
f6.:a alers LhaiE i to no icluded
-r. Mie tr.-Latse tr dge[., and
-lCEREA r :aid cash carr-
I-r ard needed to help pa\
criLain cKeCrndirures r-.I be rin. -
ac iriT ,.l -r ln -ie -."'. 20'07 fiscalJ '

RESOLVED as follows

l Tnat cie 2006-2007
lenLtaLte budget be increased as
t',U.:,o. ,
Ri.EriUEc S
Bsidr,,ue BrOc-uai Forward,'

BEdsr -:e Br-uit i Fr-rnaorj
Canh I i.-5.000:

LV'.rur Cir,'I Fcr Department
3:322-6.C201 I m-
provements to Buildigig
$ 75,000
Highland View Fire Depart-
ment: -
Improvements to Building
$ 100,000

ED t.b "h e Gl" ColiBnr, B:-. rd of
Cr:lnrit Commis1i:,r.nerr, ujs ilthe
6lh da', ,:,o september, 201.:6

I Er' l


Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed that creation of the new
M.S.T.U.s is why the County-
has the increase, but it will af-
feit ord:, the 2 areas at Cape San
Blas iL.r e C-,unnt,-W'de village
raie has been redlcedl 'Counnt
Arornme, McFarland stated that
this is an ad valorem tax assess-
ment, therefore it must be re-
flected c-n i-be tcax bdil bo it ill '-
only be charged, to .those resi-
dents. Clerk Norris stated that
in Aill appear t-hat the Board has
SLa ,ncrea,.e b-ecause of the
M.S.T.U.s (11.19%), but they
currently have only a County-
Wide increase of 1.46Yo.

Will be continued...

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House Fondations Driveways
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Port St. Joe, FL 32456
cell 850-527-8086

Remodeling & Additions

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Reasonable Prices I _
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Port City Shopping Center

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"Every yard heeds a little TLC"

We now accept all major credit cards
Free estimates Established 1991
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Driveways, Patios, Pool Decks,
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Office: (850) 229-1980
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Where top quality and customer
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Hardwood Flooring
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Exotic and Domestic wood Flooring
Inlays- Borders and Medallions
Installation Sanding and Refinishing Repair Custom
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Licensed Insured References
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SHosehold Pest Control Neo Treatment
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Specializing in Vocation Rental Properties
"Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates
Do-it-Yourself Pest Control Products
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850-624-4182 cell
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upon us & establish the work
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Repair all major brands
Home # 647-5113
Work # 227-5112

Home Repair Minor Renovations
Vinyl Siding & Gutters
Doors Windows Screen Porches "
Deck Maintenance Plumbing Repair
All But 6, LLC Licensed/Insured
Charlie Poliski
850-545-1126 or 697-2668

Carpet Country
Highway 98 Highland View Port St. Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405-

Do-It-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with
Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery, and
Auto and Recreational Vehicle Interiors

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* Stain Protection Available

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Licensed and,Insured *
Residential, New or Existing Homes,
Small Commercial, Epoxy Floors, Metal Buildings
"Big jobs or small jobs."
"Let us bring your home to life."
OWNER: Paul Rushing
Mobile: 850-227-5910
Office: 850-827-1888
Lots of References




A Financial Service Institution
Residential Vacant Land Commercial Appraisals
Real Estate Appraiser & Broker
Master Degree Business Administration
State Certified General Appraiser
Broker License#BK532115

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nt Domain Estates Tax Purposes

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2110 Pets: Free to .
Good Home
2- 2120 Pet Supplies
- 2130 Farm Animals/
2 Supplies
2140 Pets/Livestock

Dogs & Cats
For Sale?

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

- Park your car in
Classified and
.see it take off in the
fast lane!

Chimney Cleaning
& Repairs.
32 yrs Exp. Call 785-3941
Looking for someone to
clean your house or your
office. Honest & Reliable.
Reasonable rates & good
references. See you Soonl
Dona 227-9363/ 527-7707


Siberian Wolf Hybrid
pups, 7 wks old, $100,
$200 for blue Eyes, Please
Call 272-7634

3100- Antiques
3110 Appliances
3120 Arts & Crafts
3130 Auctions
3140 Baby Items
3150 Building Supplies
3160- Business
3170 Collectibles
3180 Computers
3190 Electronics
3200 Firewood
3210- Free Pass it On
3220 Furniture.
3230 Garage/Yard Sales
3240 Guns
3250 Good Things to Eat
3260 Health & Fitness
3270 Jewelry/Clothing
3280 Machinery/
3290 Medical Equipment
3300 Miscellaneous
3310 Musical Instruments
3320 Plants & Shrubs/
3330 Restaurant/Hotel
3340 Sporting Goods
3350 Tickets (Buy & Sell)

through classified.

House Cleaning,
Shopping, Dr. Appts,
Companion Sitting, Etc.
Mature, Responsible &
Excellent References.
Call 850-229-7096

[I 3230 |

Rummage Sale
Downtown PSJ corner of
Williams and 3rd St. during
Christmas on the Coast.
Sponsored by the Junior
Service League. Proceeds
to benefit decoration of
children's rooms for first
habitat for humanity home.
Individual Vendor Booths
available call 227-1111 for
an application or more
info. Donation of, sale
items and monetary contri-
butions appreciated. Re-
freshments and our new
cookbook, Thyme in Port,
will be available for sale.
Great Christmas Gift!! Dec
2nd, 8 am til?

1009 W Bayshore Dr.
St. George Island
SATURDAY, 9am-4pm
Everything MUST
Plants and planters, books.
and bookcases, office
desks and chairs, dishes,
towels, luggage, clothes,
lamps, fans, eclectic music
cds, jewelry and lots of

These tiny ads
sell, hire, rent and
inform, for thou-.
sands of families
each Week. Let a
little Classified ad
do a big job for you.
The News Herald

I 5100 I 6100

4100 Help Wanted
4110 Restaurants/Clubs
4120 Sales/Telemarketing
4130 Employment


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


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

Incorrect InsertionPolicy
For Classified
In-column Advertisers

All ads placed by phone are read back to the adver-
tiser to insure correctness. The newspaper will as-
sume correctness at the time of the read-back proce-
dure unless otherwise informed.


your ad

Advertisers are requested to check the advertise-
ment on the first insertion for correctness. Errors
should be reported immediately.
The News Herald will not be responsible for more
than one incorrect insertion, nor will it be liable for
any error in advertisements to a greater extent than
the cost of the space occupied by the error.
Any copy change, during ordered schedule consti-
tutes a new ad and new charges.
The News Herald DOES NOT guarantee position of
ANY ad under any classification.




The City of Port St. Joe is
accepting applications for
the following positions in
the Public Works Dept.:

Truck Driver
$10.25 per hour
CDL License Req'd
Applications and job de-
scription may be picked
up and returned to the Mu-
nicipal Building, 305 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456.
Open until filled.
The City of Port St. Joe en-
forces a Drug-Free Work
place Policy and is an
EOAA Employer

Health care
Geri-Care Assisted Living
in Mexico .Beach has the
following job opening, Hir-
ing immediately. Part time
resident Care Tech, day
shift. 7am til 7pm every
other weekend (Sat. &
Sun). We will train the right
person. Specialized train-
ing and degrees not req. If
interested please call Kim
McFarlend, Administrator,
at 647-4000. We are an

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Need Extra
We need part time
Weekdays great for stay
at home moms, week-
ends we welcome high
school and college age
applicants. A few hours
each morning. Will train.
Pay scale based on per-
formance. Local motel
with pleasant working
conditions. Call 850-
227-1443 to schedule
an interview.

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


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



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

Call today for a
confidential career


Brian Neubauer
420 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
SS Neubauer
ERA Real Estate, Inc.

Exp Pipe Fitters
Great Benefits & Pay.
Call Miller's Plumbing
850-386-4622, Tallah, FL.


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

Earn $12-$48/hour. Full
benefits. Paid training. Var-
ious Government Positions
Available. Homeland Secu-
rity, Law Enforcement,
Wildlife and more.
Call 7 days
1-800-320-9353, Ext 2139

I 4130
Looking for Financial
Freedom? Tired of Wast-
ing Your Time and Talent
As Someone Else's Em-
ployee? Real Life Business
Solution. 800-385-9637 or
Movie Extras All looks
and ages. No experience
needed. Call (800)
835-5197 '


You NEVER have to pay
for information about
federal or postal jobs. If
you see a job
"guarantee", contact the
The Federal Trade Com-
is America's consumer
protection agency.
A public service
message from the FTC
and The News Herald
Classified Advertising
Serious Entrepreneur?
Looking for Serious Prof-
its? NO franchise or royal-
ties fees. Fastest growing
Opportunity in the indus-
try. Improve your life Ex-

ceed your GoalsI CALL
TODAY: 1-888-889-1409

5100 Business
5110 Mnn.,ton]end

All Cash Business! Local
candy vending route.
$50K/yr. potential. 30 ma-
chines + candy. $5,995.
Call Nowl (800) 704-5414.

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

All Snacks, All Drinks,
All Brands
Great Equipment /
Support Financing
available with $7500 down
Call: 800-337-6590 local


6100 Business/
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-
cI des util. 1 year lease
1 mo. rent dep. 647-2715
after 6pm.

1 br, 1 ba 15081/2 Long
Ave. in Port St. Joe. No
pets. $485/mo.+ dep. Ap-
plication and references
required. Call 850-

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
Deposit, $30 application
fee. Bluewater Realty


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


Mini Storage

Climate and
Control Storage
Boat/RV storage &
office space



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Rn a Ti-IP PTAR PnPT ~T .lnP Fl a TI-IIIRSOAY. NOVEMBER 23. 2006 Established 1938 Serv/ng Gu/f County and surrounding areas for 67 years

2 br, 1 ba MH 118
Narvaez St. $495/mo +
- deposit. Application and
references required. No
pets. Call 850-229-6825
3 br, 2 ba 124 Narvaez St.
St. Joe Beach. No pets.
$700/mo. + dep. Applica-
tion and references re-
quired. Call 850-229-6825
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-
nhished bedrm, Dinning rm,
* close 'to .Highland View
boat ramp. Nonsmoking
$675/mo. 954-815-1696

| 6130

3 br 3 ba, 2 story, unfur-
nished, quiet street safe for
kids, right in Town,
$1800+dep, 850-229-1513
3 br, 1 ba. 1307 Long Ave
- Unfurn. Fenced yard, close
to town. Immaculately.
- $800mo 770-3737-0432 or
770-554-5785 evenings
* Long term'rental.
208-A 8th St., Port St.
Joe. 2 br, 2 2 Ba
Townhome. $695 mo +
utilities, $350 Deposit, $30
I application fee. Bluewater
i =selt, P850.6.?-l00-0

t Carr's,.#8 -1-1 H,'A 9"'
'St. 'Joe Erorr. I I. : 1:
I ba Townhome fully fur-
nished. $1000 mo + utili-
ties, $1000 Deposit, $30
appli.:al ,n rfe. Eluewater
S F., aitry *,J. -J8- ,-.l ,

Coronado #3; 7314 U.S.
Hwy. 98, St.'Joe Beach. 2
Br, 1% Ba Townhome
across Hwy. 98 from the
I water. $850 mo + utilities,
$850 Deposit $30 applica-
tion fee. Bluewater Realty,
! 850-648-4400

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


2 br, 457 Madison St. In
Oak Grove; close to town
& St. Joe Bay.Call 850
227-7800 :o
3 br 2 ba CH&A, with car-
port, block house, large lot,
$600mo, in Wewa, 212 W
River Rd, 850-899-3283

3 br house 432 lola St.
Oak Grove. Large yard
Close to town & St. Joe
Bay Call 227-7800

3 br, 2 ba $875mo + dep.
Water/garbage incl. No
pets / smok ing .
2008 Marvin Ave.- Charm-
ing, Newer Home, in a
great Neighborhood, 3 br,
2 ba, CH&A, all appis,
W&D, LR, .DR. gas FR ceil-
ing fans thru-out, 2 car
.garage, lawn maintenance
& pstt control ',hicld., No
smkrs/No pets. Call Eric or
Carolyn at 850-229-1332.
2278 Amberjack, Hiland
View, 2br, I b. T5.0n'rr:, +
$550 dep. r.1'ust ra.e j.:o
and prior landlord refer-
ence. 770-634-5399 .or
,3/4 br, den, office, 1 bath,
Sunny & bright, super
clean, furn/unfurn, Bayview
very convenience. AVAIL
NOW! Qnly $800 mo.+
dep.(206) 542-3025.

1,2, & 3 br
furn & unfurn houses, in
Port St Joe, 850-229-6777
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, FRP,304 6th
St. Pt. St: Joe. Walk to
dwntwn & bay. $850/mo.
+ dep. neg. 227-4358
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.
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.
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, Several
homes for rent, furnished
& unfurnished, starting
$900mo, Call Sundance
Realty 850-648-8700
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
St. Joe Beach, 6312 Hwy
98 & Pine street, brick
home facing gulf, w/roof
deck & Irg LR overlooking
beach, CH/A, 2 br, 1.5 ba,
DR, new kitchen & appli-
ances unfurn'd, carport,
laundry room. No pets,
$1200mo 850-321-5452 or
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 on 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

6 6170

2 br 1 ba, Clean no
smoking/pets. 112 Bay St.
PSJ Beach. Call 850-

115 Coronado St, St Joe
Beach, 2 br 2 ba Mobile
Home, $600mo+dep, 850-
Mexico Beach 2 & 3 br
MH walking distance to
bch, furn or unfurn, start-
ing at $750mo, Sundance
Realty 850-648-8700

S 6170
Wewa RV Lots
$200/mo. + $200 sec dep
Includes water and sewer.
Call 850-639-5721

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

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

By Owner: Brand new,
move in ready 3 br, 2 ba
stucco home. Crown
molding, stainless appli-
ances, privacy fence and
much more. 619 Chipola
Ave. Wewahitchka
$162,900. Call 850-
Open House Sat.
& Sun. Nov. 25th
and 26th. from 12
til 4pm.

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Below appraised value,
Port St Joe, Beacon Hill, 3
br 3 ba, elevator, custom
built, beautiful beach views
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Below appraised value,
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Drastically Reducedl!!
45x155 City Lot, on
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Two 0.71 Ac lot $15k ea.
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Historical District
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Mexico Beach Lot
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Selling Your Home During the Holidays: Keep It Simple

By Charles J. Kovaleski
Putting your home on the
market in December doesn't
have to put a crimp in your
holiday merrymaking, but
experts do suggest you put
a little extra thought into
decorating your home if it
is on the market during the
Just as curb appeal and
staging can help entice (or
repel) buyers throughout the
rest of the year, the same
is true during the holidays.
Remember, clutter is still
clutter-any time of the year.
Holiday decorations can make
a home look cozy and festive,

So far this November
has been the best ever for
Redfish and Trout fishing of
any November that we can
remember. When Capt. Nathan
Donahoe has an angler catch
20 redfish on a fly rod in an
hour and a half, and Capt.
Chris Robinson tells me
-that Brad Juneau caught his
biggest trout ever, which was
a 51b trout on a Mirrorlure
Catch 2000, you can be sure
that the flats fishing is slightly
better than good.
Bayfishing guides have
had a fantastic first half of
the month. Capt. Jr. Holland
says "We literally killed em"
one day after his 2 anglers
reeled in over 100 "head" of
speckled trout in the 3 to
5 pound range and Jr's son
Tommy Holland tells me he's
been doing good every single
day he fishes. The best was
,Capt. Chad's comment "They
on Fire, Complete Fire!" after
catching trout literally every
single cast (3-4 lbs) including
oversized Reds up to 301bs.
S He said if we kept all the
fish we caught we couldn't fit
them all in the cooler. Note,
they are also catching plenty
of Sheepshead, Flounder
and Black drum. Also, just a
:reminder that the number of
fish caught and the number
.of fish kept are going to vary
widely, as Florida limits are
adhered to.
December fishing forecast:
Cold fronts will only
improve the fishing here, as
the fish tend to bunch up
'a bit. Warm sunny days are
golden on our bay, flats &
river system. Inshore trips will
:be most productive but you
will find some days that just
beg you to go offshore. If you
come to fish, be sure to dr6ss
in layers, as it can be in the,
low 40s in the morning &
sometimes up into the mid to
upper 70's by afternoon.
Other Activities in
Apalachicola for the
Holiday Season
November 24th (the
day after Thanksgiving) the
Downtown Merchants hold
their annual Christmas
Celebration. Shops will be

but if overdone, they can also
make it look smaller and more
crowded than it really is.
Property staging experts
say a special set of rules
applies during the holidays-
and they emphasize if you
must decorate, moderation
is key. Consider the following
suggestions when your holiday
decorations must co-exist with
a "For Sale" sign this season:
Scale back on exterior
decorations. Holiday de-
corations put out too soon
or left up too long can be
distracting to some buyers.
Your goal as a seller is for
potential buyers to focus

open until 8:00pm with a visit
from Santa who arrives at
4:00pm on a Shrimp boat,
a luminaria display and lots
of tempting Holiday surprises.
Come see our new office at
118 Commerce St.!
December 1st is Island
Lights on St. George Island
from 6 8pm. Santa will be
there for the Lighting of the
December 2nd Holiday

on your home-not the cute
lighted reindeer on the lawn.
A good rule of thumb is to
put up outdoor decorations
no more than two weeks
before the holiday and take
them down within one week
after-this includes lights, lawn
and porch decorations and
roof-top Santas. Keep your
outdoor lights to the small,
white variety.
Use decorations to enhance
your home's best features.
Don't overcrowd rooms
with too many decorations
or block your front window
with a giant tree this year.
You want potential buyers to

Fresh Market at the Dixie
Theater. Hand made items
displayed for sale and live
entertainment all day long.
December 9 Holiday
on the Harbor in Carrabelle
- .A festive Boat Parade along
Carrabelle's City Wharf. 7:00
Happy Holidays from
the entire Robinson Brothers

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Gulf Coast Medical Center Primary Care in Port St. Joe welcomes
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Dr. Cooper-Dunn is now seeing patients. Our new office hours
are 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. For an appointment,
call 229-8288. We accept all insurance. Walk-ins welcome.

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visualize their own furniture
(and holiday d6cor) in your
home without distracting
them with yours. Too much
clutter can also make spaces
look smaller than they are.
Consider placing mums or
small poinsettias next to the
fireplace or Hanukah candles
and menorahs on the mantle
to draw a buyer's eye.
About that tree. Skip the
big Christmas tree this year in
favor of one buyers can navigate
without fear of stepping on
packages or disrupting glass
ornaments. And unless your
tree is set in an atrium or other
room with very high ceilings, a
big tree can also make your
house seem small; stick with
a smaller tree while trying to
sell your home. Finally, avoid
putting the tree in front of
a window, which can block
views and prevent buyers from
seeing what the room really
looks like 11 months out of

the year.
Maintain balance. For
every holiday decoration you
set out, experts suggest you
remove a year-round piece.
This can help you cut down on
clutter and help you to avoid
overwhelmingpotential buyers.
Stagers also suggest grouping
your holiday decorations in
one or two places in the home-
near the mantle, for instance,
or in the entryway. Your goal
is to have potential buyers
discussing the pros and cons
of your house-not the beauty
(or kitsch factor) of your
After the sale. The
holidays can pose troubling
issues with scheduling key
players in the sale of your
house. If you plan to close on
the sale of your home near
the holidays, be sure to check
with your agent, real estate
attorney, title company and
lender to be sure they will

be available-and will have all
required documents ready to
complete the transaction.
Charles J. Kovaleski
is president of Orlando-
Fla.-based Attorneys' Title,
Insurance Fund, Inc., (The
Fund) the leading title
insurance underwriter in,
Florida and the sixth largest
title insurance company in
the country. Acknowledged
as the Florida residential real
estate expert, The Fund has
been in business for more
than 50 years and supports a
network of more than 6,000
attorney agents statewide'
who practice real estate law
and issue title insurance.,
The Fund underwrites more;
than 300,000 title insurance
policies for owners and
lenders in Florida every year.
For more information, visit


The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners has

rescheduled their regular meeting from Tuesday, No-

vember 28, 2006 to Monday, November 27, 2006

at 6:00 p.ni, E.T., in their meeting room in the Robert

M. Moore Administration Building at the Gulf County

Courthouse Complex in Port St. Joe, Florida.



Publish: November 23, 2006 Ad #2006-131

Notice is hereby given that the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing in the
Commissioners' meeting room at the Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Florida on November 27, 2006 at 5:45 p.m.,
E.T. for the purpose of hearing from the public in regard to the adoption of a Supplemental Budget for the fiscal
year ending September 30, 2006.

A summary of receipts and expenditures proposed to be adopted by the Board of County Commissioners is
hereby published as required by Law.

After said public hearing, the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will make whatever revisions, it
deems necessary arid shall thereupon adopt said budget..

Present Budget $1
Additional Cash Brought Forward $
Additional State Gradnt Revenues $
Present Budget $1
County Health Departrfient:
Land $
FRDAP Granrits:
Professional Services $
Infrastructure $
N.W. Regional Library: State $
Historical Renovation Projects.
Professional Services $


Present Budget $1
Additional Cash Brought Forward $1

Present Budget $1
Beaches Fire Department:
Equipment > $5,000 $L


Present Budget $2
Additional Balance Brought Forward: Cash I$

Present Budget $2
Refunded Bond Escrow:
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Attorney General Charlie
Crist today issued a consumer
alert cautioning Florida
business owners against
variations on a scam that
involves deceptive marketing
of corporate minutes services.
Crist issued the advisory
while announcing that his
office has stopped the practice
of a California business
that used deceptive tactics
to lure Florida corporations
into buying corporate
minutes documents from the
The company, calling
itself Florida Corporate
:.Headquarters, sent out official
looking forms, similar to
those sent out by the Florida

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Department of State, that
told businesses they could
be liable for corporate debts
simply by failing to keep
proper corporate minutes. The
mailing included a demand
for $150 for in exchange for
compiling corporate minutes
reports. The deception was
furthered by the company's
use of the official seal of
the State of Florida on the
envelopes containing the
statement. Crist's office began
investigating the company
three weeks ago.
"Companies will not be
allowed to trick businesses
into paying a fee they are not
required to pay," said Crist.
"Florida's good corporate

citizens do not deserve to be
penalized for wanting to do
the right thing."
According to an agreement
Crist's office reached with
the company, all Florida
corporations that paid for the
unnecessary service will have
their money returned to them.
The Attorney General's office
has been authorized by the
company to directly receive
all the checks as they are
delivered to the company's
Tallahassee address and to
return them to the businesses
that sent them. To date, the
Attorney General has received
$31,400 in checks that
will be returned to Florida
businesses and more checks

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will be returned as they are
received by Crist's office.
After the Attorney
Genera's Office launched its
investigation, the company
and its owner, Ronna
Green, agreed to cooperate
and return the checks
to all businesses that had
already sent the $150 fee.
The company further agreed
to stop using the practices
that led to Floridians being
victimized and reimbursed
the taxpayers for the cost
of the state's investigation.
Business owners who believe
they were defrauded by the
company can call Crist's
fraud hotline at 1-866-9-NO-
SCAM (1-866-966-7226.)
The investigation
into Florida Corporate
Headquarters is one of

of Scam1

several similar probes th
Attorney General's Office ha
conducted within the past twi
years. Last year, the Attorne
General settled a lawsuit
against one such company
Corporate Complianc
Center, over allegation
that the company misled
Florida businesses relatin
to the sale of corporate
minutes reports and signe(
agreements with two othe
companies, Corporat
Minutes Compliance Servic
and Corporate Minut
Services. All three companies
agreed to stop their deceptiv
practices in Florida.
A copy of the agreement
with Florida Corporat
Headquarters is available
at: http: / / myfloridalega

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re The Florida Newborn
Screening Program was selected
't by the Florida Initiative for
Children's Healthcare Quality
e (FLICHQ) as the recipient of the
le 2006 Award for Excellence in
1. Children's Healthcare Quality.
/ "We appreciate this
wonderful recognition for our
Newborn Screening Program,"
said Deputy Secretary of Health
i for CMS, Joseph J. Chiaro, M.D.
A "We are proud of the work we
do to detect problems early and
provide all Florida's children with
a healthier future." The Florida
Newborn Screening Program
tests all babies born in Florida
for metabolic, hematological, and
genetic disorders and is a part
of the Department of Health's
Children's Medical Services.
This screening is free to families
i and conducted at the State Lab
in Jacksonville. Screening also
includes referral to a specialist
for evaluation and diagnosis If
the results are abnormal. In
early 2006, screening expanded
around the state to cover 34
different disorders. Cystic.
fibrosis is scheduled to be added
next year. The Florida Initiative
for Children's Healthcare Quality,
(FLICHQ) seeks to increase the
quality of health care for children
in Florida. As a project of the
University of South Florida,
FLICHQ uses research, teaching,
and the creation of improved
policies to advance children's
health care issues.
The Award for Excellence
in Children's. Healthcare Quality
acknowledges Florida programs,
organizations, and activities-
which have delivered high quality.
care, or have applied strategies
to improve the quality of care,_
for children and adolescents.
High quality care includes care
that is safe, timely, effective,
patient-centered, efficient and
DOH promotes and protects
the health and safety of all people
in Florida through the delivery.
of quality public health services
and the, promotion of health
care standards. Children's
Medical Service is dedicated to-
providing care to children with-
special health care needs. For
more information, visit the DOH
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and select Children's Medical
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menu or visit www.cms-kids.

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DOH Stresses Staying Healthy During Flu Season

As our flu season
continues, we have started to
see some localized flu activity
in the State. The Florida
Department of Health (DOH)
-reminds Floridians of the
-importance of staying healthy
this season by seeking a flu
shot and practicing healthy
"With the holidays quickly
approaching and family
gatherings being planned,
it's important that each of us
takes precautions in order
to protect ourselves and our
loved ones from influenza,"
said Secretary of Health M.
Rony Frangois, M.D., M.S.PH.,

Ph.D. "Practicing healthy
habits and getting a flu shot
play important roles in staying
healthy. Contact your primary
care physician today and
discuss getting a flu shot for
yourself and your family."
With vaccine continuing
to make its way into the
State, it is imperative to
remain aware of flu vaccine
opportunities throughout your
community, whether through
your physician or community
Annual influenza
vaccination is recommended
for the following groups:
Persons at high

risk for influenza-related
complications and severe
disease, including
children aged 6--59
pregnant women
persons 50 years or
persons of any age
with certain chronic medical
Persons who live with,
or care for, persons at high
Health-care workers
In addition to receiving a
flu shot, DOH recommends
the following practices to help
in staying healthy this season:

National Diabetes Month

The North Florida Chapter
of the Juvenile Diabetes
Research Foundation (JDRF),
the world's largest charita-
ble founder of type 1 diabetes
research, is urging people to
learn more about the symp-
toms and health effects of a
devastating and unpreventable
disease that affects as many as
three millionAmericans. Every
year, more than 13,000 young
children .are diagnosed. with
type 1 (or juvenile) diabetes, a
chronic autoimmune disease
in which a person's pancreas
stops producing insulin a
hormone that enables people
1o turn food into energy.
Know the Symptoms.
During November, JDRF
is urging people to educate
themselves about the symp-
foms of this devastating dis-
ease. Knowming the si.vnptonms
of tpTe 1 diabetes is critical
x.cause the disease can be
mni-staken for more comnion
illnesses, such as the flut."
said Brooks Biatini. ExecutIve
-Director of dihe JDRF North
Florida Chapter "Knowing
-lie warning signs can change
a Ide." These sy-nptoms may
occur suddenly:
Extreme thirst
Frequent Urinationi
... Studdej sion -i hange.s ,
Sugar, an urine
Fruity. sweet or wine-lke
odor on breath
Increased appetite
Sudden weight loss
Drowsiness. lethartv
Heavy. labored breath dnng
Stupor. unconsciousness
If your child exhibits one
or more of these symptoms.
call a doctor unmediately. An
early diagnosis goes a long,
w\ay toward preventing serious
health problems and prema-
ture death.
Type 1 diabetes usually
strikes in childhood or adoles-
cence. and is most often diag-
nosed before the age of 30. To
stay alive. people with type I
diabetes must take multiple
insuhn in sections daily or con-

tinually infuse insulin through
a pump and test their blood
sugar. Insulin is not a cure nor
does it prevent the debilitating
complications associated with
the disease which can include
kidney failure, blindness,
nerve damage, amputations,
heart attack and stroke.
Diabetes is the- sixth
leading cause of death in the
United States and costs our
nation yoer $132 billion per
year In "addition, diabetes is
a leading cause of adult blind-
ness and end-stage kidney fail-
ure, and reduces longevity by
approximately 15 years. The
disease is particularly serious
for women, making them more
prone to an early death due to
stroke and heart disease and
causes high-risk pregnancies
and birth defects. Unlike type
2 ladult-onseti. tTpe 1 diabetes
is neither preventable nor cor-
rec table.
Promising Developments
Research confirms that
current diabetes technology is
inadequate: some studies have
found that even patients wlio
aggressively manage their dis-
ease-measuring their blood
Ilucose an average of nine
times a day-spent less than
:30(-:,, of the day in normal
r nie. lTh rest fpi the rinn-,
their glucose \\as either too
high l11 which can lead to com-
plications including eye. heart.
kidnc-v. and nerve disease i. or
too low wliuch can cause sel-
zures. comas,. and death.
But new technology is
revolutionizuig diabetes care
and manaiagemenert Continuous
glucose sensors read glucose
levels on a minute-by-inmute
basis using a small sensor
inserted under the skin, which
continuously transmits data
to a hand-held device. T1\vo
devices ha-e been approved
by the FDA earlier this year
and another one is expected
to receive approval before the
end of the -ear.
Studies have found that
patients who use continuous

glucose sensors spent 26 per-
cent more time in normal glu-
cose range, and have statisti-
cally significant improvements
in HbAlc levels, an important
measure of longer-term glu-
cose control.
In order to expedite
the availability of this rap-
idly emerging technology for
people with type 1 diabetes,
JDRF launched the JDRF
Artificial Pancreas Project in
late 2005. Through researcOh
and advocacy, the JDRF proj-
ect aims to speed regulatory
approval, health insurance
coverage, and clinician adop-
tion of promising new technol-
ogy such as continuous glucose
sensors. Ultimately, JDRF
expects to see the development
of an artificial pancreas. This
closed-loop mechanical svs-
ten, \\il integrate a real-tune
,lucose sensor and an insulin
delivery system. It will enable
a person \inth diabetes to
nmaintainl norrial glucose and
HbAl c levels b\ automatically
providing the right amount of
insulin at the right Lime. just
as the pancreas does in people
without the disease.
For more information on
typ)e 1 diabetes, please visit
\\-\w.ldr"f ora northtloridia or
Scall 190 4) 77 i1-2101.
.JDRF is the largest charita-
ble finder of diabetes research
uin the world. Founded in 1970
by the parents of children with
luivenile diabetes a disease
that strikes children suddenly.
makes them insulin depen-
dent for life. and carries th'1
constant threat of devastat-
ing complications. JDRF has
provided more than Sl billion
to diabetes research world-
wide. More than 80 percent of
JDRF's expenditures directly
support research and educa-
tion about research. JDRF's
mission is constant: to lind a
cutre for diabetes and its com-
plications through the support
of research.

Wash your hands often
with soap and water or an
alcohol-based hand cleaner.
Avoid. touching your
eyes, nose or mouth.
Do not share eating
utensils, drinking glasses,
towels or other personal
Stay home when
you're sick and keep sick
children home.
Avoid close contact
with people who are sick, if
Avoid crowds and
areas where people congregate
and are likely to be sneezing
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The competition was
"ruff", but America's votes for
Milk-Bone's newest pooch/Pet
Parent duos have been counted
and the results are in! Tails
will be wagging all over Santa
Rosa Beach, FL, as Riley, an
Australian Shepherd, and
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have been voted '"America's
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Your Dog Famous Search, a
nationwide contest hunting for
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.4 couple. Riley and Dennis
Shave won the ultimate prize
.. an appearance on Milk-Bone
Original Biscuits boxes across
the country.
Milk-Bone began its hunt
in March 2006, searching for
pooches and Pet Parents who
expressed a deep connection
and bond. Thousands of Pet
Parents entered pictures they

felt best represented their love
and affection for their canine
counterparts. Twenty couples
were selected as finalists,
including five in each of four
size categories that correspond
with the four varieties of Milk-
Bone Original dog biscuits
(Small, Medium, Large and
Extra Large). A panel of judges
narrowed the field down to the
final 20 based upon how well
the special bond or connection
between the Pet Parent and
their canine companion
was conveyed through the
photograph. America then
selected fou r winners by
voting on www.milk-bone.
com/famous from October 16
through November 6.
"We'd like to thank America
for their support in the contest
and we're honored to have
Riley and Dennis represent
the Milk-Bone brand by being

Home Cooking Fires Peak at T

As Americans prepare
Thanksgiving meals, it is
imperative that they keep safety
in mind since cooking fires
are more likely to occur on
Thanksgiving than on any other
day of the year. The incidence of
home cooking fires is roughly
three times the daily average on
Thanksgiving. In 2004, cooking
equipment was involved in
1,040 reported home structure
fires on Thanksgiving which was
three times the daily average
that year.
NFPA studies show cooking
fires are the number one cause
of' home fires and home fire
injuries. Hundreds of Americans
are killed each year due to home
cooking fires and thousands
more are injured. Cooking
fires also cause roughly half a
billion dollars in direct property

damage to the homes and the
belongings inside.
It can be easy to get
wrapped up in entertaining
guests, but it is important to
remember to stay in the kitchen
and monitor meal preparation
closely as most cooking fires
start because cooking has been
left unattended.
People may look to vary
the traditional turkey entree by
using a turkey fryer, but due
to the unique fire and injury
hazards associated with this
specific piece of equipment,
NFPA recommends against their
The deep-frying cooking,
process requires that up to five
gallons of oil be heated before
.placing the turkey into the,
device. Tests have shown that a
number of available turkey fryer

devices are not sturdy and can
easily tip over, allowing hot oil to
spill, creating a serious risk of
fire or scald burn from contact
There also have been reports
of turkey fryers overheating,
which can also lead to hot oil
spilling or splattering outside
the fryer, which is again a recipe
for dangerous
fires, serious injuries, and
property loss.
If having fried turkey is a
must this Thanksgi\ling. NFPA
recommends that consumers
turn to commercial sources
where professionals will prepare
their entree with a safety and
skill unlikely to be matched at
home. Some supermarkets and
restaurants accept orders for
fried: turkeys during the hollday'
NFPA offers detailed

information about home
cooking fires, including advice
for cooking safety, educational
resources and the report entitled
Home Cooking Fire Patterns
And Trends http://www.nfpa.
org assets files mbrsecurepdf'
cookinigfull.pdf at http: www
S NFPA offers these tips for
safer cooking.
Stand by your pan
Stay in the kitchen
when you are frying, grilling, or
broiling food.
If you must leave the
kitchen for even a short period
of time. turn coff the stove.
I' f yo are simmering,
baking, boiling or roasting food,
check it regularly, remain in the
home while food is cooking, and
use a timer to remind you that
the stove or oven is on.

featured on the box," said
David Contract, Milk-Bone
Brand Manager. "Milk-Bone
recognizes the importance of
the snacking moment and truly
feels that all of our winners
demonstrate that special bond.
We are excited that Milk-Bone
lovers nationwide will be able
to see .that connection on store
shelves from coast to coast."
Approximately 27,000
votes were submitted and Riley
and Dennis were chosen as the
medium winners from a field
that included an American Pit
Bull Mix, Beagle Mix, Shetland
Sheepdog and a Mixed Breed.
Winners in the three other size
categories were:
Small: Karen. Biehl and
Eli, a Chihuahua from New
York, NY
Large: Michael Malynowski
and Toby, a Yellow Labrador
Retriever from Salem, NH


Keep in mind that you
should avoid wearing loose
clothing or dangling sleeves
while cooking. Loose clothing
can catch fire if it comes in
contact with a gas flame or
electric burner.
No kids allowed
Keep kids away from
cooking areas by enforcing a
"kid-free zone" of 3 feet (1 meter)
around the stove.
If you have young
children, use the stove's back
burners whenever possible,
and turn pot handles inward to
reduce the risk that pots with
hot contents will be knocked
Never hold a -small
child while cooking.
Keep it clean
Keep anything that
can catch fire-pot holders, oven

Extra-Large: Aimee Child
and Mighty Mo, an English
Mastiff from Sebastopol, CA
Milk-Bone Make You and
Your Dog Famous Search...
Add one Riley, a four-year-
old Australian Shepherd, and
Dennis are from Santa Rose
Beach, Florida. Riley loves to
be included in every activity-
in which Dennis is involved.-
Dennis described Riley as one
chromosome away from being
human! The two enjoy going on
boats and jets skiing together.
In addition to national
recognition on the box, the four
grand prize winners will receive
$250 and a year's supply of
Milk-Bone biscuits. The 16
first-place winners will receive
a customized Milk-Bone cookie
jar personalized with their
photo, along with a free one-
year supply of Milk-Bone dog


mitts, wooden utensils, paper
or plastic bags, food packaging,
towels or curtains-away from
your stove top.
Clean up food and
grease from burners and the.
NFPA has been a worldwide
leader in providing fire,
electrical, building, and life
safety to the public since 1896.
The mission of the international
nonprofit organization is to
reduce the worldwide burden
of fire and other hazards on the
quality of life by providing and
advocating consensus codes and
standards, research, training,
and education. Visit NFPA's Web
site at www.nfpa.org.

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