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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: December 30, 2004
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
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    Section B: Restaurant Guide
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Review


Health Care, Soldiers, Elections, Hurricanes and Growth Dominated the News Over the Previous 52 Weeks


by Tim Croft
What a ride.
Peruse the past 52 weeks of
newspapers and steadily, like a
winter sunrise, the switch is
tripped.
It was a whirling dervish of a
year.
As one long-time resident noted
early in the year, it's hard to
remember a time in Gulf County's
history when so much of such mag-
nitude was going on simultaneous-
ly.
Now try to take the list of sto-
ries produced locally and the list
runs some 14 formatted and print-
ed pages and whittle the number
to a Top 10.
Sisyphus, his boulder and that
hill quickly come to mind.
In any case, part of our job is to
round the year, Casey Kasem-style,
into the Top 10 hits of 2004.


The year started with such
promise, ended with the sun shin-
ing again, but the hospital's tale in
2004 included more convoluted
twists than an Olympic gymnastic
routine.
And it would have all been high
comic opera had not there been the
livelihoods of so many dedicated
employees who hung on to the
roller coaster for the entire ride -
dangling in the balance.
As 2004 dawned, the hospital
appeared sold to Dr. Alfred Bonati,
a central Florida back surgeon who
brought his patented surgical tech-
niques, and a steady stream of
patients from all over the world, to
the hospital and Gulf County.
But by the end of February, the
deal was off, Bonati had returned
to his home base of Hudson and
Hubert Steeley was back in full
control of Gulf Pines.


Or





ER doctor Michael White, left, Gulf Pines administrator Liz Register, and
P.A. Wayne Blevins celebrated the re-opening of the hospital ER.
But since it's our barrel of ink Two months later, a federal
and reams of paper, we'll cheat bankruptcy judge dismissed the
call it the spine of Gumby and hospital's bankruptcy protection.
humbly present to you the Elite And by July, the hospital, fac-
Eleven of 2004. ing crunching debt and a foreclo-
The kind reader will likely have sure proceeding by the City of Port
other choices in fact, drop us a St. Joe, was headed to the auction
line, let us know your top stories block to satisfy outstanding county
and, depending on the responses, tax certificates.
we'll print them in an upcoming The hospital, and more partic-
issue but this is a feeble stab at ularly Steeley, was yanked from the
engaging the discussion. precipice by a California lender,
And for those at home, this is which loaned Steeley the more than
just an exhibition please, no $1 million needed to pay off city
wagering. and county notes.
1. GULF PINES HOSPITAL A new management team was
There are other stories on this brought in and under its guidance
list that might have greater long- the emergency room closed for
term ramifications, where the end much of an 11-month period was
won't be written for years, likely up and running 24/7 by the end of
decades, but nothing topped the October, with patients singing the
plot swirling around Gulf Pines praises of the hospital, staff and
Hospital. new medical director, Dr. Michael


White.
The final chapters of this med-
ical drama no television writer
could imagine has yet to be written
- Gulf Pines is still surrounded by
forest but a light was visible for
those who had seen dark times in
2004.
While the Gulf Pines soap was
playing, meanwhile, county offi-
cials were trying to untangle the
prickly issue of...


drop of a county-wide discussion
on health care.
With no emergency room open
for much of 2004, county officials
were faced with an urgency to
address providing quality health
care specifically, a hospital or
urgent care facility to the county.
Several potential suitors came
calling, particularly Sacred Heart
out of Pensacola, which is The St.
Joe Co.'s health care partner of


continued to expand services
through its grant-funded federally
qualified clinic.
One part of that expansion is
that the department is now a TRI-
Care provider for military personnel
and their families.
And near year's end, county
commissioners put their stamp of
approval to purchase the land on
which a new county Health
Department facility will be con-
structed with state health care
dollars in Wewahitchka.
But health care, which falls
under the general category of qual-
ity-of-life, was only one of several
areas through which local officials
were addressing ...
3. INFRASTRUCTURE,
INFRASTRUCTURE,
INFRASTRUCTURE
It is the foundation on which
growth is either managed or
sprawls, on which a balance is
struck between accommodating
(See 2004 Review on Page 2A)


Laura Ropelis, with the U.S. Army Reserves, spent 10 months in Iraq,
focusing on rebuilding and reopening battered schools. She is shown with
Iraqi children during the ceremony transferring power to the Ministry of
Education.


2. HEALTH CARE
The melodrama around Gulf
Pines took place against the back-


An architect's rendering of what a new Sacred Heart hospital in Port St. Joe might look like. Provided by The St.
Joe Co.


choice.
St. Joe pledged land which
county commissioners requested
be put in their hands as they nego-
tiate the future of health care and
$1 million in construction money
on a medical complex, including
hospital.
But as the discussion was
engaged, county officials learned
that the arithmetic of luring a hos-
pital to the county ahead of demo-
graphic trends was trickier than
anything found on the FCAT.
The two words any politician
hates to hear sales tax were
even injected into the equation.
At year's end, Sacred Heart
seemed to offer the best odds of
creating a new facility, but at what
timeline and at what cost to the
county were open questions.
None of which is to say it was
all treading water when it came to
health care in the county.
North Florida Medical Centers,
Inc., opened a new state-of-the-art
clinic in Wewahitchka.
The county Health Department


The St. Joseph Historical Society
is pursuing a state grant for the next
fiscal year to provide the initial fund-
ing to rehab the Cape San Bias light-
house.


Phone 227-1278
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E-Mail: starfl@gtcom.net
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DEADLINES:
School News & Society Monday at 11:00 a.m.
Classifieds Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.
Real Estate Advertising or Advertising With Proofs Friday at 11:00 a.m.
Advertising No Proof Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.


Classifieds ......... Pages 9 & 10B Obituaries ........... Pages 6B
Church News ............ Page 6B Restaurants ............. Page 4B
Editorials ............... Page 4A Society News ............ Pages 7B
Law Enforcement ......... Page 7B Sports Pages .......... Pages 12A


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more folks without sacrific-
ing the basic services for
those already here.
It is, simply, a key to
unlocking the tricky gate to
quality growth.
And on a myriad of
fronts, county officials, with
the help of state and federal
funds, not to mention a pub-
lic/private deal worth $12
million, attempted to start to
put down the infrastructure
before a boon in structure
construction renders any ini-
tiative tardy.
The City of Port St. Joe,
having struck a deal by
which The St. Joe Co. pays


$12 million in advance tap
fees for WindMark Phase II,
will build a new water plant,
tapping the freshwater canal,
while also overhauling its
wastewater treatment plant.
The city also embarked
late this year on a construc-
tion project to run sewer
lines out to Cape San Bias.
And it secured a
Community Development
Block Grant to rehabilitate
sewer infrastructure in North
Port St. Joe.
Wewahitchka city offi-
cials received federal rural
development dollars to facili-
tate the extension of the


city's sewer system to envi-
ronmentally sensitive high-
growth areas and CDBG
funds to extend water lines
throughout the city limits.
S.R. 71 received a facelift
on its southern end, and the
state was in the design and
planning stage on a project
to construct a bridge at the
Stump Hole to protect cape
residents in the event of a
washout due to storms.
An airport advisory com-
mittee was created by the
County Commission to
examine ways to expand
options in the air for county
residents.
Mexico Beach extended
the city pier and the Florida
Department of
Transportation is in the
midst of constructing a new
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higher bridge over the canal
at the west end of town.
Two other initiatives
which fall under the umbrel-
la of infrastructure and
addressing future growth
demands, deserved, this year
at least and likely for years to
come, separate mention.
4. PROVIDING A ROOF
FOR THOSE WHO'LL
MAKE THE WHEELS
SPIN
A formal, broad-based
effort began in 2004 to
address what could be
argued will be the most
intractably difficult issue
pertaining to future growth -
providing affordable houses
to the working folks, the
teachers, the police, the fire-
fighters, the nurses, who
turn the wheels on daily life.
The St. Joe Co. and CQ
Development announced a
partnership this past sum-
mer to provide moderately
priced homes along Avenue A
near Hwy. 71, in a develop-
ment named Bridgeport.
Ground-breaking on the
first homes is scheduled to


pnorograpner C.yae Durcner colla
arrive early next year.
A conference in late
summer brought together
more than 50 stakeholders,
mapped out a host of con-
cepts and paths to pursue
and put the affordable hous-


ing ball in play.
From that conference, a
working coalition emerged
which was attempting the
"painful" part charting an
organization, putting formal
working guidelines in place -


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looked toward several sub-
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5. A WATERFRONT VIEW
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paper mill disappeared from
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Former Port St. Joe High School Basketball, Track, and Cross
Country Coach, Vernon Eppinette, was inducted into the Florida
High School Athletic Hall of Fame in June.


of what the waterfront of Port
St. Joe might look like in 20
years danced like sugar
plum fairies.
Or rather, a couple of
visions.
The process by which
stakeholders the Port
Authority, the City of Port St.
Joe, The St. Joe Co.,
Smurfit-Stone were seeking


consensus on a future water-
front view was, by year's end,
near a critical tipping point.
The St. Joe Co. had out-
lined what it envisioned for
the port and waterfront, a
mix of commercial, retail and
office construction, with a
new center square and city
hall, residential housing, a
hotel, entertainment area,


new marina and port facili-
ties to the north of the mill
site, adjacent to the
Intracoastal.
But that plan, as far as
Port Authority members were
concerned, stumbled over
the existing bulkhead, which
is seen by the Port Authority
as the starting point for
future port operations
before, some years down the
road, a move to the north
closer to the canal.
Both sides can point to a
Chinese food menu of pros in
their plans, as well as cons
in the other side's.
Regardless of the argu-
ments and the outcome,
though, the,county econom-
ics, as translated into jobs
and the tax base, are sure to
be instrumentally impacted.
Which is why critical
decisions whether a con-
sensus can be found,
whether the sides end up
engaged in an acrimonious
court fight over land rights -
loom ahead and sober and
constructive debate have
never seemed so im-port-ant.
6. NEW FACES IN
LOFTY PLACES
The 2004 election season
at times felt like another in
the endless series of storms
that buffeted the state dur-
ing the last half of the year.
By the time voters cast
their ballots in November the
general consensus, among


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candidates and voters alike,
was SURRENDER.
Part of it was a presiden-
tial race which dominated
the news for much of the
year; at least a portion local-
ly can be laid on a pointed
and lengthy campaign to be
Gulf County Sheriff for the
next four years.
By the time it was all
over, Dalton Upchurch was
the new sheriff, Tim Wilder
the new school superinten-
dent and Becky Norris the
new Clerk of Courts.
A new voice on the Board
of County Commission, Bill
Williams, started his term
urging his fellow commis-
sioners forward on the issue
which earned the highest
level of support among coun-
ty voters compared to any
other item on the ballot the
desire to return to at-large
voting.
At-large voting, after
nearly 70 percent of the vot-
ers supported the concept, is
now in the hands of county
commissioners who, two
months after election day,
have yet to even fill the ranks
of a committee proposed to
look at the issue.
Voters were not, howev-
er, forced to choose between
"slow" time and "fast" time
for county clocks.
In the City of Port St.
Joe, voters overwhelmingly
turned aside two referendum


renda and Willard Richards at home.
questions which would have broader impact, but local
put every annexation or interest.
sewer/water extension ques- Congressman Allen Boyd
tion, dating back two years was returned to his seat and
and moving forward, before spot on the House
city voters, instead of the Appropriations Committee, a
duly-elected city commis- significant position of power
sioners. as Congress comes back into
Finally, the county came session in January.
out something of a winner, at And Allan Bense, the


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Editorials, Comments ..


Pouring A Broader Foundation



For The New Year


by Tim Croft
To shamelessly borrow
from Bogie and the mo\ie
Casablanca. this could be
the start of a beautiful
friendship.
The decision earlier this
month by Gulf County com-
missioners to extend a
hand to their counterparts
in Franklin County to keep
the Apalachicola Municipal
Airport open is on the sur-
face a small gesture of
accommodation from one
county to its next door
neighbor.
Franklin County,
according to information
from county staff, lacks the
equipment and manpower
to apply scythe or bush
hog, take your
pick to trees
and brush
along the
main runways of
the airport.
Reduced 0A
sight-lines
caused by
the florid
growth of
flora has,
among other
factors, put
the airport's license
at risk follow-
ing an inspec- U
tion by the
Florida Depart-
ment of Transporta-
tion.
The other
issues have been
addressed all
that's left is to 0
fell a budding
forest.
So, at the urging
of its aviation ad-iso-
ry committee, Gulf
County commission-
ers unanimously
approved providing
*equipment and elbow
grease for the job, to at
least clip the hedges suffi-
ciently enough to clear
sight-lines and keep the
airport's license.
This, apparently for
those of us not fully educat-
ed in local history, was a
fairly significant gesture,.
Particularly, in light of
the prickly relationships
between the two counties
down through the decades,
as has been pointed out by
several long-time residents
of the area.
But elected officials in
both counties have recog-
nized the potential of the
Apalachicola airport -
advisory committees are
active on both sides of the
county line and therefore
it only seemed sensible to
at least keep the dang thing
open while folks examine


options for growing the
facility.
There seems no place to
go but up sorry.
In any case, the hand
extended by Gull County
commissioners, which was
gladly grasped last week by
their peers in Franklin
County, could provide a
valuable template for the
future.
Because in this time
and this place, the interests
of the counties dovetail far
more than they diverge.
It turns out that
growth, as with politics, can
apparently make for
strange bedfellows.
Just start a list, you
won't have to check it twice.


Affordable housing.
Well-paying, permanent
jobs.
Quality health care.
Quality education.
Enhanced transporta-
tion options.
Protected natural
resources.
Leave aside the
Apalachicola airport for one
minute and the case is still
easily made that the coun-
ties have vested interests in
working together, wherever
and whenever possible.
These aren't county
issues, they are regional
ones, moving, like a weath-
er front from west to east.
Walton County, Bay
County, they are, to varying
levels, attempting to grap-
ple with the same thicket of
thorns.


And as one moves up
the food chain, both in the
public and private sector.
three or four voices are
heard far easier than one.
The argument could
certainly be made that a
desire for broader %ision, a
broader voice. coming from
elected officials fueled in
significant measure the vot-
ing in this year's non-bind-
ing referendum for county-
wide districts in Gulf Coun-
ty.
Folks need only sit out
on the front porch or glance
through the local newspa-
pers to see the changes
headed their way.
Many aspire for elected
leaders who look beyond a
dedicated
Area of
q land when
making
decisions,
who see the
broader view of
S a county and a
region under-
going an

makeover.
So let's
hope that
9 ._I- this ges-
ture from
the Gulf
County Com-
mission, offer-
ing a hand to
their brethren
a few miles
if I down the
r o a d ,
amounts to a
holiday
Q greeting
card from a
long-lost rela-
tive.
y There have
been some
rough patches, some
.-limes., folks didn't
.treat each other with
the proper respect and
camaraderie.
Times when there was
little if any communication,
almost trying to pretend the
other didn't exist, hardly
from the same state let
alone the same region.
But as 2005 arrives, it
turns out there is plenty of
common ground on which
to tread.
Navigation will be tricky
in the coming years, and
our chances of reaching the
desired destinations could
very well rest in interlocked
grips and voices in chorus.
Maybe this airport stuff
can serve as an opening
gesture of goodwill, the first
log to throw on a communal
fire.
After all, villages come
in all dimensions.


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My wife, unlike most
wives I'm sure, really gets
into the Christmas, spirit.
She understands and rejoic-
es over the "Reason for the
Season." She loves Jesus.
She has spent her lifetime
truly "giving unto others."
She didn't write the Golden
Rule....but she is, without
question, the best exponent
of it on this earth. We send
Christmas packages to sec-
ond cousins, twice removed.
We give gifts to roommates
she had in school thirty
years ago. She bakes cookies
for folks she met on our
summer vacation. We mail
fruit baskets to Hungary. No
one is immune to her giving!
And that is good.
She also gets just as
excited when she receives a
gift.
And that is where I come
in.
For years now, it has
been my job to come up with
a gift fitting for such a giving,
loving, philanthropic person!
She would never say it and
certainly I don't believe she
even thinks it, BUT for some-
one who enjoys every aspect
of the. season to the fullest,
she kinda likes that unwrap-
ping part too. Folks, you
can't imagine the pressure
I wake up the second
week of December in a cold
sweat! She's been "picking
up a few little Christmas
items" since April. We visit
my Mother in June and she
will run across a sweater
that will be "a perfect Christ-
mas gift for Jessica." We're
in a hardware store in July
looking for a tank floatation
device to replace the one
originally installed in our
house in 1938. I'm about to
get angry because don't none
of these "universal" floata-
tion things look like the
broke one in my commode.
She will light up with glee,
stick a saran wrapped
"Essential Car Tool Kit"
between me and the float
tank and decree, "Don't you
think David Mark could use
this!"
By the first week of
November, that space at the
top of her closet will "run-
neth over" with bags, boxes
and toys. The mid-December
chill does not slow the sweat!
I know somewhere in this
house, skillfully hidden, lie
several presents handpicked
with loving care and ear-


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Hune Dov44 WiUt Kef

by Kesley Colbert



Wayne Rader Saves Christmas


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marked just for me.
I've got to come up \ith
something! And that ole
clock on the wall is hurdling
toward December 25th!
I don't think they make
the Ronco Vegematic any-
more. I checked her car--al
the tires look good. Our vac-
uum cleaner is old but it will
still suck the hair off of a
turnip. That extra absorbent,
heavy corded bathrobe with
the peacock on the back that
I bought her many Christ-
mases ago shows little
wear.... Folks, I'm plum out
of ideas
I even got desperate
enough to go to one of those
big malls on a recent busi-
ness trip. I never actually got
into a store. I was awed by
what you could buy out in
that open middle area where
all the wings come together.
It was like a neighborhood of
vendors with no home....
I could have gotten
Cathy a pet turtle for only
$24.95. And I strongly con-
sidered it. But Cathy would
have worried about our tur-
tle being alone. She would
have bought a companion
turtle. And she would have
felt the need to surround
Turtle-dee and Turtle-dum
with a hermit crab or two. I
would have to install a rock
garden, complete with a
fountain, hanging greenery,
lily pads and jungle sounds.
And someone would have to
feed these little fellows their
tidbits and morsels. It was
way too much up-keep for a
miniature tortoise!
Every other booth had a
cell phone sale-a-thon going
on! One was offering "super
phone glue" to permanently
attach the thing to your earl
I asked the Tupperware lady,
"Aren't we supposed to go to
your house to order this
stuff?" I could have had my
"Ears pierced while you wait"
from a guy who looked like
Mr. Clean. That was right
next to the Nut
Shack....which was next to
the Perfume Hut. Which, of
course, meant the cashews
were out, they had a decid-
edly Channel # 5 taste.....
I thought about buying
Cathy a 100% Natural Aro-
matherapy Herbal Pac which
was advertised as being "per-
fect for healing and relaxing."
If you needed .hot therapy,
put it in the microwave! If
cold therapy was what the
doctor ordered, freeze it! I
was afraid to get her the
Herbal Pac for fear that I
would need it immediately
after she opened it!
Folks, one day before
Christmas Eve, I got word
that Leon bought my sister-
in-law a Mercedes. My heart
sank. He's killing mel You


The Holidays Are Over Now, I Guess The Cold Weather Will Stay


U-U-G-G-H-H-HI I ate
too much!
Christmas is over and
it's Monday. Time to get
back to work, as much as I
hate to. I didn't even get up
this morning until 9:00. It
was cold, so I just slept in.
I suppose the holidays
are over now, and the cold
weather will just stay and
bask in the sunshine for a
while.
It was supposed to
reward us with a little sleet,
instead of the steady rain
over the weekend, but it did-
n't.
We had company during
the Christmas weekend. Our
brother-in-law spent Christ-
mas with us and it rained
the entire weekend and
turned cold. We didn't get a
thing done outside. Our
brother-in-law usually does
the outside chores for us,
while he is here. The weath-
er made it impossible,
though.

TO ANSWER ALL THE
queries I have had; I had my


ETAOIN SHRDLU

Written by Wesley Ramntsey


goose for Christmas, along
with a mess of chitterlings.
The goose turned out to
be all dark meat and the
chitterlings would have been
pretty good, I reckon, except
I couldn't get them past my
nose!
Frenchie didn't cook
them.
Ray brought them over
to the house, after a co-
worker, Phyllis Willis,
brought them to him. Phyllis
is their "cook" at Arizona
Chemical and cooks about
anything. And, it's good!
I usually watch the
"Cooking Channel" to pass
the time away, when I am on
dialysis, and they have noth-
ing on Phyllis, except for
their Spanish, Italian and
French dishes.
Phyllis just cooks good,


old Southern dishes, and
cakes.
My kind of eating!
But, enough of my gas-
tronomic adventures at
Christmas time.

NOW, TO THE new year
and another chore which is
before me. I now have the
responsibility of watching
the college bowl games.
I have to miss some of
them, because some inter-
fere with others. I'm getting
into shape, all this week to
watch all I can.
Don't ask me which
bowls I will watch, because I
don't know. I'll look up the
ones Oklahoma and the
Florida teams will play in
and watch those, but the
others will just be the ones


which come on the TV.

I HAVE JUST finished read-
ing a book of the late Lewis
Grizzard's columns.
That little fellow made
up subjects on the days he
didn't have something to
write, and they were some of
the best columns he wrote.
I don't have a subject
[such as right now] and I
have to struggle to come up
with my 125 lines!
He would make up
names for a character or
two, and put it in overdrive.
I wish I could come up
with columns about nothing,
like he did. And make them
interesting reading.
I got six new books for
Christmas, so I suppose I
can read for the next two


months, or at least until the
weather turns warm again.

I SAW A HUMMING-
BIRD on a plant, feeding,
last Wednesday.
I wonder where he is
now?
I read in the National
Geographic some time ago,
that hummingbirds migrate
to Mexico and Central Amer-
ica for the cold months.
I wondered then, and I
wonder now, how they fly
non-stop across the Gulf of
Mexico?
I watch them in my own
yard and they feed almost
constantly, when it is avail-
able for them.
When they stop occa-
sionally for a short rest, it's
just that; a short, very short,
rest.
They have no place to
take even a short rest, on
their flight across the Gulf of
Mexico.
I suspect a lot of them
don't make it.
There are a number of
strains of butterflies which
make the same trip. They


must have more stamina
than we think they have.
Since they make the trip
every year, we'll not worry
about how they do it!

A NUMBER OF KIDS
from some of the churches
in town, took a trip to West
Virginia the other day, to go
snow skiing.
There was no snow in
West Virginia, until this
week.
You think it's cold here,
it's really cold in the West
Virginia mountains! The
weather was too bad to drive
in over the weekend and it's
not much better, now.
The kids won't mind the
bad weather, in fact, they
will probably revel in it. Save
your worry for the poor
adults who will be driving
the vans in which they are
travelling.
I've never skied in the
snow before, but I've had
snowball fights. When your
gloves get wet, the fight ends
and the hunt for a heater
begins.


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know how those marred into
the family women are. they
are nice and polite and they
don't say nothing-but they
don't miss nothing either!
I woke up on Christmas
Eve with the weight of the
world on my shoulders!
Maybe Rudolph would get
sick. Maybe a snow storm
could keep St. Nick from his
appointed rounds. Maybe I
should have saved that
Ronco Vegematic as Morde-
cai said to Esther "for such a
time as this".... My goose was
cooked!
I picked up the Friday
morning News Herald look-
ing for a miracle. And there it
was in big bold letters!
TANYA TUCKER Coming To
the Ocean Opry! I don't know
how the Rader family gets
those singers down here and
I don't care! I ain't looking no
gift horse in the mouth! I
called the ticket office and
quicker than you could say
Sam and Kirk McGee-I had
me and my darling wife 4th
row, center seats to hear ole
Tanya sing!
I'm sure we'll hear Delta
Dawn and Lizzie And The
Rainman. And that's o.k. by
me. But I'm telling you, folks
over there will sit up and
take notice when she cuts
down on San Antonio Stroll,
Pecos Promenade, and Texas
When I Die. And listen,
nobody can do it better than
Tanya when she asked the
tall guy to "shuffle with me
Houston stranger, It's A Cow-
boy Lovin' Night."
I didn't have the tickets
Christmas morning. It didn't
matter. I cut out a picture of
Tanya from a 1982 copy of
Country Music Roundup and
wrapped it as best I could. I
had something under the
tree
I was thrilled with my
new CD player that came
with the Faron Young songs
already programmed in. I
liked the Adidas golf shoes.
The Cleveland wedge is per-
fect! And the trip to Phoenix
was really special. Cathy
went a little overboard I
thought, but then, she
always does.
I saved Tanya till last.
She must have stared at that
picture for fifteen minutes!
She was totally speechless! I
thought for a minute she was
going to cry.
I am one lucky man! And
I agree with that fellow who
said "good things come to
those who wait."
Respectfully,
Kes


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Republican out of Panama
City who saw his district
redrawn in 2002 to include
Gulf County, ascended to
Speaker of the Florida House
of Representatives, making
him one of the three most
powerful elected officials in
the state over the next two
years.
In Mexico Beach, there
was no election, but the set
up for a doozy of a campaign
come spring.
Rosemary Colbert
resigned her council position
after serving less than a year
and Sandie Yarbrough was
tabbed by the rest of the
council to fill Colbert's seat.
Which sets up a scenario
- should, as rumored, coun-
cilman Chuck Risinger run
for mayor under which all
five council seats will be in
play when voters take the
polls this spring.
With two recent lightning
rods, Mayor Kathy


Kingsland, who will not seek
re-election, and city adminis-
trator Paul Sabiston, now
working in North Carolina,
out from under the storm
clouds.
7. ANOTHER SOLDIERS)
COMES HOME
Few who have lived in
Gulf County could argue
about the deep umbilical
between the county's resi-
dents and service to country,
to wearing the uniform and,
if need be, fighting.
County Veteran's Day
celebrations provide a
haunting reminder annually.
But in 2004, the connec-
tion never seemed stronger.
Ryan "Josh" Fortner
came home after almost a
year on the front lines, telling
of life as an Army combat
grunt with the U.S. Army's
4th Infantry Division.
Reservist Robert Ramsey
came home, all too briefly,
before returning overseas.


Buck Watford, coach,
teacher, soldier with the
National Guard, returned
from more than a year in
Kuwait and Iraq as part of a
transportation unit.
Christopher Mills sur-


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his work with arthroscope and laser in the monitor at right. The patient also watched the proce-
dure on a similar monitor placed just to their left.


vived injuries in accident
with an itch to return to the
fray; Jeffrey Holmes survived
the war in Iraq only to perish
on the Chipola River he knew
so well.
And Laura Ropelis pro-
vided the view from another
front, where reserve units
such as her's attempt, with
the help of many, to rebuild a
country, one textbook at a
time.
For many others, such
as county commissioner Billy
Traylor, whose son is in
Afghanistan, and
Wewahitchka city manager
Don Minchew, whose son in
his Iraq, the nervous nights
continue.
Against this backdrop,
this cycle of tears of welcome
mixed with the painful tears
of departure, Clifford
Chester Sims, symbolically,
came home.
Sims, a child of a segre-
gated South, left Port St. Joe
for the jungles of Vietnam
and provided a split-second
definition of bravery, courage
during a fire-fight.
In honoring his name by
attaching it to a stretch of
U.S. 98 through Port St. Joe,
the city, and county, recog-
nized a man it had once for-
gotten, and an ideal that
spans times and attitudes.
8. LUCK WAS LADY,
WELL, THREE LADIES
AND TWO MEN, IN 2004
The county's experiences


with hurricanes in 2004
could best be described in
terms associated with dodge-
ball.
While storms ravaged
the state, the county
emerged relatively unscathed
from an unsettling series of
storms which cost lives and
billions of dollars in damages
over a roughly two-month


period in early fall.
Bonnie, Charley,
Frances, Ivan and Jeanne,
pummeled various parts of
the state some locales sus-
taining multiple hits but
left Gulf County largely
unscarred, save for isolated
areas.

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The county was certainly
prepared as each storm
wobbled about in the
Atlantic and the Gulf of
Mexico, county emergency
officials prepared again and
again but almost without
exception Gulf County some-
how bobbed and weaved out
of harm's way.
Sure, the night of Ivan's
arrival was frightening at
times, particularly as torna-
does rolled across the
Panhandle, ripping up trees,
downing power lines and
shaving roofs of shingles.
And for those who were
the exception, who owned
more than a couple dozen
homes ultimately claimed in
their entirety by Ivan, lady
luck was an arbitrary villain-
ess.
Words, or insurance dol-
lars, were insufficient balm.
But anyone with a rela-
tive, friend or acquaintance
living west of Panama City,
or in Central of South
Florida, knows it could have
been so much worse.
At one point following

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Ivan and Jeanne, Gulf was
one of but a handful of coun-
ties in Florida with major
damage.
We were the fortunate
ones.
9. FINNED FATALITIES
It was an otherwise pic-
turesque March day, the
kind that attracts tourists
from northern locales and
transforms postcards into .
works of art.
Then the dolphins start-
ed to arrive.
One after another, in
packs or pairs. Dead.
Washed up along the beach-
es of St. Joseph Bay.
Seemingly healthy ani- .
mals, of all ages and both -
sexes, perished without
apparent cause. .
It was, bluntly, horrific,
as St. Joseph Peninsula
State Park was transformed
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into something like C.S.I. .
into s g l washing into the gulf, during Hurricane Ivan.
Marine Park.
By the time they stopped it, in the Panhandle inside of found in
washing up, more than 100 a decade. Joseph Bay
dolphins had died, the sec- Some 80 percent of the The
ond such mass mortality dolphins, identified as being national me
event, as the-feds like to call of coastal species, had been scientists fi
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event brought
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rom around the
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g to unravel the
ely, the culprit
1 to be the biotox-
by red tide, the
being that the dol-
eaten tainted fish
ibed to the respi-
digestive issues
ed tide biotoxin.
episode made us
lore aware of the
the nature we
here to surround


ourselves in.
10. PROPERTY VALUES
CONTINUE UP, UP AND
AWAY
County property owners
were tested by the pain/plea-
sure principal in 2004.
Sure, the value of their
property was steadily climb-
ing, but their tax bills
seemed more like
Spiderman.
Property values rose in
2004 by a record 32 percent
compared to the year before,
with the overall value of tax-
able property in the county
bursting past $1.7 billion
just two years after the one
billion mark seemed a golden


grail.
All of which was great if
you were a land owner or
speculator.
Tax bills, though, were
another story, as property
owners, generally, saw their
tax bills rise like the ther-
mometer in July.
The School Board sliced
the millage rate a bit, but the
burden for public schools fell
more squarely on local
shoulders.
The County Commission
chose to leave millage rates
unchanged, approving what
amounted to the largest tax
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hike in county history, and
sparking an outcry which, in
part, could be said to have
contributed to the over-
whelming majority of voters
favoring county-wide dis-
tricts.
All of which brought to
mind the old adage about no
gain without pain.:
11. WINDMARK DRI
PASSES MUSTER
The process had all the
aesthetics of watching wet
cement dry and seemed to
consume more time than
Clinton's presidency, but
when it was finally over all
the parties involved in the
WindMark DRI (Development
of Regional Impact) study
could claim a win.


The St. Joe Co. was all
but clear to turn the first
shovel on the second major
phase of the WindMark
development, which includes
more than 1,400 homes, a
golf course, the creation of a
pedestrian/bike path from
the current U.S. 98 roadway
and more.
The company also
pledged to maintain public
access to the beach in perpe-
tuity, with additional parking
areas and beach access
points upon full build-out.
The City of Port St. Joe
got some help $12 million
in upfront tap fees on con-
struction of a needed new
water plant tapping the
freshwater canal.


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The county got dollars the-curve 9-1-1 phone sys-
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shelter/community center in
Honeyville.
The state, in a series of
comments and responses
with St. Joe that became a
document the size of the New
York City Yellow Pages,
received lands for the St.
Joseph Peninsula State
Buffer Preserve, restricted
building impacts on wet-
lands and assured that the
project had been as thor-
oughly vetted as in any in the
region.
All of which seemed
appropriate for a develop-
ment that figures to be the
area's granddaddy for years
to come.


Whew.
That was just the Elite
Eleven.
However, there were sto-
ries and stories that
deserved at least considera-
tion before the final cuts
were made.
In no particular order,
and therefore no particular
emphasis applied, here are a
few of those that didn't quite
squeak in under the wire:
The all-too-elusive lease
from the U.S. Air Force
which would clear the way
for creation of a park/muse-
um on the grounds of the
Cape San Bias Lighthouse
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was finally delivered to mem-
bers of the St. Joseph
Historical Society. The lease
was the final significant hur-
dle to putting state historical
grant funds to work rehab-
bing the keepers' quarters
and examining the work
needed on the' lighthouse
itself...
The wreckage of the S.S.
Vamar finally, after years of
effort, became a state under-
water archaeological pre-
serve. The wreckage, sitting
in 25-feet of water off Beacon
Hill, is all that is left of the
ship that carried cargo to
Antarctica for Admiral
Richard Byrd and sank
under suspicious circum-
stances minutes after leaving
Port St. Joe in 1942. The
History Channel in
November aired a special
episode of one its regular
series focusing on the Vamar

The county learned, to
the chagrin of many, that it
has become the dumping
ground for "sludge" coming
out of wastewater treatment
plants around Northwest
Florida. Some 30 plants are
permitted to land-apply
sludge on two sites in north-
ern Gulf County. A debate
has begun within the county


as to any options county offi-
cials might have to stop, or
at least limit, the practice,
while a wider debate is
engaged nationwide as to the
safety of land-application of
sludge ...
A documentary about
the state's aquatic preserves,
Living Waters, which opens
with a paean to life around
St. Joseph Bay, premiered in
Tallahassee. The film, by
Blountstown documentary
filmmaker Elam Stoltzfus,
later aired on PBS stations in
Florida, was featured at the
Visual Arts Center of
Northwest Florida in Panama
City and was entered in a
host of film festivals around
the country ...
A long-sought bill to pro-
vide access to federally-
backed flood insurance to
property owners in CBRA
(Coastal Barrier Resource
Act) zones stalled in
Congress without getting a
committee hearing.
Proponents, including bill
sponsor Congressman Allen
Boyd, insist they'll be back at
it again with the next
Congress.
The county, in partner-
ship with Franklin and
Calhoun counties, in part-
nership with GTCom, pur-


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Gov. Jeb Bush high-fives fourth-graders from Port St. Joe Elementary who had the opportunity to meet and interact with the
leader of the state during the annual fourth-grade trip to Tallahassee. Bush broke from state business long enough to don a Santa
hat and meet and enjoy some merriment with the students.
chased an upgraded 9-1-1' '
emergency phone system : 7 ,.
which now provides, as wiallf
be soon mandated by law, r a
dispatchers critical informa-
tion for cell-phone users i
dialing in for emergency
assistance ...
In the wake of a wildly :S
successful fund-raising cam- :
paign to build a new public
library in Wewahitchka, the
"friends" of the Port St. Joe
Library embarked on an i
effort to expand the facility
by more than 1,800 square
feet. The fund-raising goal
was reached in less than half .
the projected time ...
After months of waiting
for its application to be
processed actually almost a .
year Mexico Beach finally
received a permit from the
U.S. Army Corps of .
Engineers to build a boat
trailer parking lot on land .
leased from The St. Joe Co. '"
The lot should be ready for
the upcoming tourist season .
- one tourist season later "...L -- "


Mary Sims Parker cradles her late husband's Congressional Medal of Honor while holding the
state proclamation naming a portion of U.S. 98 in his honor.


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Margaret Ellmer, whose
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rousing success the past two
years, was the county's
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David Langston extend-
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Becky Norris elected Gulf
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than city officials, faced with
a crunch in trailer parking
due to several developments,
had hoped ...
The McNairs, Alan and
Marlene of Wewahitchka,
,won a Jefferson Award, given
out nationwide under a pro-
gram recognizing individuals
and groups for contributions
to the community ...


(See 2004 Review on Page 9A)


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Foundation by securing a
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CLASS SCHEDULE
All classes are held on 6 consecutive Wednesdays, January 26th through March 2nd.
Classes are held at Gulf Coast Community College, Gulf/Franklin Center in Port St. Joe.


8:30 9:30 a.m.
Computer-Basics
Nutrition Now
Bird Watching & Identification
Beginning Genealogy
Creative Writing


9:45 10:45 a.m.
Computer-Advanced
Spanish for Travelers
Beginning Tai Chi
Beginning Drawing
Watercolor I


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Jerry Barnes was re-elected for County Commission District


grams at all six county pub-
lic schools ...
Lastly, there was news-


softball Final Four. The Lady
Gators fell in the semifinals,
one game short of the cham-


Tim Wilder was elected Superintendent of Schools.


Margaret Ellmer (right) was Gulf County Teacher of the Year
for 2004.
for 2004.


pionship tilt. Senior Lindsay
Miller signed with Pensacola
Junior College ... The Port
St. Joe Sharks fell one game
short of the state Final Four
in baseball. Behind a domi-
nating year from southpaw
Travis Burge, who signed to
play at Florida State
University in 2005-2006, the
Sharks reached the Region
1-2A final before being oust-
ed from the postseason ...
There is, however, one
postscript to this year-end
wrap-up and that involved
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chased, along with sister
papers the Apalachicola
Times and the Carrabelle
Times, by Florida Freedom
Communications on Dec. 1.


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and Wewahitchka in Same District


by Tim Croft
The Florida High School
Athletic Association tossed
all member schools back on
the table and, as it does
every two years, split 'em all
up once more.
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cleared, Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka high schools
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two years both county
schools will remain together
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off.
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two years, when the schools
were in District 2-1A, they
will move to District 1-1A.
In large measure, the
change of numbers pertains
to a change in arithmetic
with the format the FHSAA
will institute for the 2005-
2006 school year.
The organization's gov-
erning body earlier this
month approved a plan to
divide the lowest two classi-
fications, 2A and 1A, by
half, based on school popu-
lation.
The plan was offered by
an official at Aucilla
Christian as a format to pro-
vide more equity to small
public schools.
Class 1A's 78 schools -
each of six major classifica-
tions, 6A through 1A have
78 schools are divided at
236; schools with enroll-
ment in grades 10-12 of
more than 236 are Class 1A,
those with enrollment at
236 or below are in Class
lB.
The arrangement is sim-
ilar in Class 2, with an
enrollment above or below
427 the demarcation
between Class 2A and Class
2B.
A football championship
series will be played in each
of the eight classifications.
The district opponents


for the Gators and Sharks
will also be tweaked as sev-
eral schools, including
Blountstown, moved up in
classification.
District 1-1A will consist
of Port St. Joe, Wewahitch-
ka, Sneads and three small-
school powers: Freeport,
West Gadsden and Liberty
County.
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particularly athletic with the
additions of Freeport and
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year's reclassification is that
it will hold, barring excep-
tions based on drastic
changes in enrollment, for
the next four years rather
than the typical two-year
period.
After two years, schools
would be reclassified only if
their enrollment has risen or
dropped by 20 percent or
more.
District scheduling
meetings are to be held Jan.


Reclassification by the FHSAA left Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka
in the same district, but with new foes and a new number on their dis-
trict.


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guidelines.
In other news out of the
FHSAA, the governing body
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Match Play Tournament
sponsored by the Men's Golf
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Joseph Bay Country Club.
The winner and second


place player received a nice
trophy that will have their
name engraved on a plaque
that will remain on display
in the club house at the


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approved portraits of Ben
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Dixie Youth

Baseball Meeting
There will be a meeting
on Thursday, January 13 at
6:00 p.m. at the Stac House
on 8th Street.
New officers will be
elected and vacant coaching
positions will be filled for the
upcoming season.
All interested parties are
encouraged to attend.


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You also could switch to
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- there's no advan-


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FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D. be easily damaged. Time is
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than 30 minutes unless it is properly handled.
If the tooth cannot be replanted immediately, and the
child is composed, have him or her place the tooth under
the tongue. The environment of the mouth will protect the
tooth and the chances that replantation will be successful
are greater. If the child cannot keep the tooth in his or her
mouth, place the tooth in fresh milk. If milk is not avail-
able, wrap the tooth in plastic or foil. Do not let it dry out
and do not put it in plain water. Then get to the dentist as
quickly as possible.

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driving an older car, or even
a late-model one that you've
churned up the odometer
on, it may do better on a
higher octane fuel.
The additives in higher


octane gas cost more than 1
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sive. Since there's no unifor-
mity in the way oil refiners
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\< pinging, or both,
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federally required to pre-
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finally, these fool-
proof ways, to save
on gas an to walk,"
carpool, bicycle, or
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fruit, or beer," Peters says.
But "exercise is what keeps
people from being fat."
He pointed to a survey
of 3,000 people on the
National Weight Control
Registry who have main-
tained an average weight
loss of 67 pounds over six


years. The common ingredi-
ent among 90 percent of the
people was physical activity.
At the same time, all had
different eating practices.
So physical activity is
where 'The Step Diet Book"
starts.
Peters' co-authors were
James O. Hill, director of the
Center for Human Nutrition


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Park farther
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Always return
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Take several
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groceries from
the car.


at the University of Colorado
in Denver, and Bonnie T.
Jortberg, a registered dietit-
ian working in areas of dia-
betes and obesity at the
University of Colorado
Health Sciences Center, also
in Denver. "Jim and I have
been working in this area for
20 years Jim in the acad-
emic environment and me in
the food environment," says
Peters, who heads Procter &
Gamble's Nutrition Science
Institute. "Bonnie has been
living this lifestyle since she
was born. She's an inspira-
tion."
The book is a subtle
herding of readers down the
road of health as opposed to
weight loss. People are
asked to track their steps
daily for a week, using a
pedometer that comes with
the book. (A conversion
table of per-minute step
equivalents of other activi-
ties is included in the text..)
At the end of the week,
users calculate a per-day
activity average.
Next: Increase steps by
2,000 steps (roughly a mile)
and decrease calories by
100, both for a day.
Once a person feels con-
fident he can maintain the
step increase, he is pre-
scribed 500 more steps per
week for 12 weeks.
At the end of that peri-
od, the number of steps will
have increased by 8,000 per
day.
During the same 12
weeks, people are asked to
decrease daily food intake
by 25 percent. Dietary "hot
points" (times and foods
eaten) are tracked through a
food journal kept for one
week. Peters says this
makes the individual more
aware of what goes in the
mouth, when and why.
Then, small tweaks can be
made. The book offers sug-


Walk around
your living
room during TV
commercials.
(You can get
close to 1,000
steps in a one-
hour TV show.)


Take a family
walk each
evening after
dinner and find
your favorite
routes.


gestions, such as: Drink
water, not juice. And scrape
the 100-calorie glob of may-
onnaise off the hamburger
bun.
"It used to be our
appetites were pulled by our
activity," Peters says. Now
Americans are so inactive
that it is "hard to eat for as
little as we move. Everyone
thinks they are active, but
what they are is busy."
That's why pedometers
are so useful a true reali-
ty check on just how much
we move. "They get you in
touch with your behavior,
which is critical," he says.
And they are much easier to
use than counting calories.
In "How Many
Steps/Day are Enough?" (a
paper co-authored by
Arizona State University
researcher Carine Tudor-
Locke, Sports Medicine,
2004), she noted that under
5,000 steps per day is con-
sidered sedentary; 5,000 to
7,499 steps per day "low
active. "Somewhat active" is
7,500 to 9,999 steps daily.
Ten thousand steps per day
is "active." "Highly active" is
more than 12,500 steps a
day. (Her co-author was
David R. Bassett Jr. of the
Department of Health and,
Exercise Science, University
of Tennessee, Knoxville.)
"Only 4 percent of the
Amish are classified as over-
weight or obese," Peters says
of a culture associated with
physical activity. That com-
pares with 61 percent of the
general public, according to
the most recent U.S.
Surgeon General's Report.
The President's Council on
Physical Fitness and Sports
says that nearly half of
American adults (4 in 10)
report they are not active at
all. And 7 in 10 Americans
are not "moderately" active
- 30 minutes a day, five


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nearest
mailbox to post
a letter instead
of leaving it for
the mail carrier
to pick up.


To make sure
the kids move
enough, make
walking the dog
their
responsibility.
Source: "The Step
Diet Book" by James
O. Hill, John C.
Peters and Bonnie T.
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The St. Joe Community sonar device.
Foundation recently The sonar device will be
announced a $7,226 grant used by the volunteer team
to the Gulf County Search to search for drowning vic-

"Christmas for Kids


and Adults" A Success


by Carly Johnson
They had their doubts,
but, as always, Santa came
through.
With all of the hurri-
canes the state experienced
this year, the elves who work
diligently each year to make
sure all children and seniors
in Gulf County have a merry
Christmas were skeptical in
the beginning of the aid that
would come from others.
"We were a little nervous
when we started," explained
organization chairman Jerry
Stokoe. "But once again,
people in this area came out
and helped us exceed our
goals so every one who
applied got a Merry
Christmas."
With the help of other
groups, in large part the
Salvation Army and the
folks from the g, children
and seniors across Gulf
County rejoiced this holiday
season with needed food
and a few gifts from St.
Nick.In total, the group
raised approximately
$25,000 in toys, donations
and funds this year with
600 families and over 1,200
individuals being assisted
Sby the efforts.
"Up until Thursday
night before Christmas,"
Stokoe said, "I had people
wanting to donate and we
found people that were in
need."
In fact, just a few days
prior to Christmas Day, with
the help of the Ladies
Auxiliary from the VFW Post
No. 10069 in Highland View,
the "Christmas for Kids and
Adults" group descended
upon the residents of the
Bay St. Joseph nursing
home for an old-fashioned
holiday celebration.
The jolly guy himself
made an appearance and,


helped pass out gift bags,
400 gifts packed in 110
bags, decorated with loving
kindness by third-and
fourth-graders from Port St.
Joe Elementary School,
while Jim Wood led the
group in Christmas carols
as he pounded the keys on
the piano.
"This is very, very nice,"
said resident Charles Goff.
"I got some really nice pre-
sents."
'This is a great thing for
the Gulf County community
to do for the seniors," Santa
said, as he ho-ho-hoed his
way through the crowd.
The "Christmas for Kids
and Adults" group, who set
their goal at $20,000, the
same goal as last year, were
astounded when they not
only reached their goal, but
surpassed it early on.
In fact, to get things in
order for next year, the
group is already orchestrat-
ing meetings, not missing a
beat, preparing to apply for
grants to make next year
even more of a success.
'This just gets better
every year," Stokoe
exclaimed. "I am just over-
whelmed with the response.
"I have already received
donations for next year from
people who weren't able to
get donations in on time this
year.'
The most amazing thing,
Stokoe said, was the num-
ber of people, seniors and
families, who, by emotional
expression, were so appre-
ciative of the assistance
from the group.
For those wanting to get
a head start on volunteering
for next year's event, Stokoe
can be reached at 229-8440.


tims, sunken vessels, lost
equipment and other sub-
merged objects.
The 18 member Gulf
County Search and Rescue
team is an all-volunteer
organization, working under
the authority of the Gulf
County Sheriffs Office.
The organization works
closely with other regional
emergency service entities
on search and rescue mis-
sions in Gulf and surround-
ing counties.
The sonar unit greatly
enhances the chances of
early recovery of drowning
victims, reducing the
amount of stress and anxi-
ety for the victims' families.
As well, the use of the
device will reduce the
amount of time the divers
are at risk under extreme
and hazardous conditions.
"We're grateful to the
Search and Rescue team for
their dedication, commit-
ment and bravery," said St.
Joe Community Foundation
board member Clay
Smallwood, president of St.
Joe Timberland Company
and president of Gulf and
Franklin counties opera-
tions of St. Joe Towns and
Resorts.
"We are pleased that our
grant can assist them to
more effectively and safely
respond when an emergency
occurs in our region's water-
ways."
Corbett Howell, com-
mander of Gulf County
Search and Rescue, said, "I
would like to personally
thank the St. Joe
Community Foundation for
funding the sonar unit used
by our divers to search for
drowning victims.
"I also offer thanks to
the entire Gulf County
Search and Rescue team,
and the efforts of the foun-
dation's director, Pamela
Selton, St. Joe Towns and
Resorts' John Hendry, Clay
Smallwood and (former
county) commissioner Carl
Fox. This unit will be a great
asset to our team, reducing
the time at risk in very haz-
ardous conditions."


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by Carly Johnson
Although the tempera-
tures are cold and lots of
people are staying off the
water, the Mexico Beach
Artificial Reef Association is
gearing up to head out on
the gulf to launch a little
Christmas present.
Because of a year-long
reef drive the past year, and
through the efforts of the
MBARA Kingfish tourna-
ment, which raised $22,000,
the group raised the neces-
sary $40,000 to purchase
and launch 40 artificial reefs
off shore.
"This is a tremendous
thing for us to be able to do
for the area," explained
MBARA director Ron Childs.
"These reefs will be places
farther out than any others
we have deployed so far. We
are really excited about the
potential of these reefs."
The reefs are going to be
launched approximately four
miles south of the 18 Mile
Bridge site in the waters off
Mexico Beach and Port St.
Joe.
The group will be using
the Panama City permit that
will allow for the placement
and the structures will lie in
groups, starting with groups
of two, three, four, and so on.
"What we are trying to
do," Childs explained, "is put
these reefs out and research
them and see what works
best."
Research, one of the
three major functions of the
organization, is what has led


to this juncture.
According to Childs,
monthly reports on the more
than 100 reefs that have
been submerged off the
waters of Port St. Joe and
Mexico Beach since the
MBARA's inception in 1997
have proved instrumental in
deciding the placement of the
new reefs.
Best of all, the reefs
themselves are new and are
touted by the manufacturer,
Reefmakers of Walter
Marine, to possess a longevi-
ty of nearly 500 years under
water.
That is a lot of fishing
and diving hours for the
masses who come to this
area each year for those spe-
cific purposes.
Childs said that, over the
past few years, an increasing
number of boaters, some
with rather large boats, have
chosen our waters for their
recreational fishing.
So much so that at any,
given time around the areas
already created by the
MBARA, areas known to
anglers as the 18-Mile Bridge
and Car Bodies, sites closer
into shore, have been known
to attract some 125-135
boats at a time searching for
that elusive trigger fish,
grouper or snapper that fish-
ing tales are made of.
"We have so many people
coming out, and many with
bigger boats that want to go
out a little further," said
Childs. "So we decided, after
input from locals and


tourists, to stretch out and
go where the reefs are need-
ed."
Tom Marquardt, owner
of Marquardt's Marina in
Mexico Beach who launches
hundreds of boats each year
into the waters of the Gulf,
said that the reefs will bring
much, much better fishing to
the area.
"Fishermen will now
have access to wahoo, dol-
phin and even tuna,"
Marquardt said of the new,
deep-water reefs. 'There may
even be access to sailfish and
marlin.
"More reefs and deeper
reefs means better fishing for
everyone."
According to David
Walter, owner of the reef
making company, it is just a
wait-and-see time for a
weather window allowing the
barge to access the area,
with less than two-foot seas,
so the reefs can be put in
place.
Expected to take just one
full day to place all 40 reefs,
Walter explained that, on
board the vessel Maranatha,
a 114-foot ex-Coast Guard
buoy tender equipped with
guidance equipment and a
large crane, the reefs will be
lifted and lowered into exact
position, taking approxi-
mately two minutes per reef.
"It all depends on the
weather," Walters said. "We
do this quite often and know
how, so we just have to get
the weather to cooperate and
we can get them down."



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The Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association will soon sink 40 more reef modules in the gulf.


The reefs, according to
Childs, will be lowered into
waters of varying depths of
105-115 feet, optimum for
amberjack, snapper, trigger,
grouper and other fishing
treasures.
"As much as the building
is increasing in this area
with condos going up all
over, there are going to be


some interesting diving in
the area, Childs said.
While reef building and
research are two primary
goals of the MBARA, educa-
tion also lies at the forefront
of the non-profit group and,
with the aide of these reefs,
Childs hopes the organiza-
tion can give more and more
information to those in,


moment, symbolically hold-
ing their collective breath,
waiting for a break in the
weather for a few days to
deploy the reefs to their new
home.
The 2005 MBARA
Kingfish tournament, the
major money-maker for the
organization, has been
scheduled for Saturday, Aug.


These steel triangles, sitting at Marquardt's Marina, will soon be growing artificial reefs in the
Gulf of Mexico.


people filling them that want
to spend recreational time on
the water," Childs explained.
"We want to give them prime
fishing spots that are in
accordance with environ-
mental standards that best
suit everyone."
The new structures have
a surface area of 800-
square-feet, three legs 12-
feet in height that, at their
point, reach over 10 feet
high. Each reef contains
1,000 pounds of steel-plate
rebar and approximately
4,000-pounds of concrete.
The 5,000-plus pound
reefs are approved and
praised by the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Commission,
seem to fit the bill for what is
needed in these waters.
"Recent studies show
that steel outperforms all
other types of reef materials
as habitat for marine life,"
said Walter, whose company
is based out of Alabama and
has deployed hundreds of
reefs just like the ones pre-
pared for our area. 'The steel
plates have holes in them
which allows ingress and
egress by all kinds of fish."
That will also make for


around and far away from 27.
the Gulf about the goings-on inf
under the surface of the For more information,
water. visit the MBARA website at
Childs and others are in
a holding pattern at the www.mbara.org.


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The following informa-
tion may help anyone get the
application completed.
Required income docu-
ments include: most recent
federal income tax return; or
pay stubs or wage state-
ments from the last four
weeks; or a letter from
employer that says how
much money you earned
from the last four weeks; or
most recent W-2 forms (Wage
and Tax Statement).
If applicant gets
unearned income, provide a
copy of the award letter or
check stub.
If applicant receives
child support payments, pro-
vide copy of the court order,

Gulf Coast


or the most recent month's
check received for each child,
or a written statement from
the parent who pays the
child support.
If the child is not a U.S.
citizen, make a copy of the
front and back sides of immi-
gration documents for each
child you are applying for
Florida KidCare.
The cost to add the
child or children to health
insurance coverage if your
employer offers it.
If the child is an
American Indian or Alaskan
Native, make a copy of the
front and back sides of the
child's tribal identification
card or other similar tribal
documents.
The child's social secu-
rity number (SSN) will be
needed for the application. If
the child does not have an
SSN, you will need the date
you applied for or tried to
apply for an SSN. To apply
for an SSN for the child, call
the Social Security Admin-
istration at 1-800-772-1213
.toll-free. If you have access
to the Internet, go to
www.ssa.gov for help apply-
ing for an SSN.
The application deadline
for Florida KidCare is
January 30.


RN Jan Whited, left, flight paramedic Michael Thomas and pilot Dan McDonald flew the Sacred Heart AirHeart chopper to Gulf
County to hand out toys at local hospitals and to local children. The helicopter made stops in both Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe.


Ten Tips to G
A New Year's resolution
may be to eat better and this
can include kids. The follow-
ing ten tips from Bridget
Swinney's book, "Healthy
Food for Healthy Kids"'
(Meadowbrook Press), give
parents a guideline for devel-
oping positive eating habits
in their children.
Don't force or bribe a


eating


Kids Eating Healthy in the New Year
g at least five fruits and pass. responsibility for eating


vegetables and drinking
three glasses of milk per day.
Make mealtime as
pleasant as possible.
Encourage children to
help in meal planning,
preparation, and cleanup.
Learn to back off to
avoid mealtime power strug-
gles.


child to eat. Accept food jags as
Set a good example by phases that will eventually


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Accept the fact that a
child is an individual and
will dislike certain (perhaps
many) foods.
Don't give up on intro-
ducing children to new
foods. Realize that it some-
times takes ten tries to get a
child to accept a food.
There is a division of


Parents are responsible for
deciding when to eat and
what to serve. Children are
responsible for deciding how
much (if any) they will eat.
Give the child a multi-
vitamin-mineral supplement
if he or she is a picky eater.
For more information,
call (800)338-2232, ext. 110


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Wayne Rowlett, Realtor

TO FIX OR NOT TO FIX?
Minor or cosmetic repairs
are inevitable when preparing
to sell your home. Such proj-
ects are usually inexpensive
and don't require much time
or effort. But what about big-
ger repairs going beyond the
aesthetic but not approaching
the level of health or safety
hazards?
Whether or not you "take
care of business" before list-
ing depends on the market
situation, and a real estate
agent can advise you on
whether or not the repairs will
benefit your sale time and
price.
In a "hot" market, you
may not need to take any
action, but in a buyer's mar-
ket, you have to make repairs
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a home in need of repairs -
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will be music to the buyer's
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Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative Member Services Specialist Kristin Bennett presents toys
donated by GCEC employees to Children's Home Society Development Specialist Kristy Rebello.


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Coast Electric Cooperative
recently presented toys
donated by its employees to
the Children's Home Society
of Florida.
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Coast Electric Cooperative
were distributed to under-
privileged children in Bay,
Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes,
Jackson and Washington


counties.
"We are happy to be able
to donate to this very worthy
cause," Gulf Coast Electric
Manager of Marketing and
Member Services, Michael
White, said. "These toys will
provide Christmas presents
to children who might not
have otherwise received
any."
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Pearlie Speights Fields

Pearlie Speights Fields
"So, death is not sad. It's a time for ela-
tion, a joyous translation and the soul's
emigration into a place where the soul's safe
and free to live with God through eternity!"
Sister Pearlie Speights Fields, daughter
of the late Charles M. Speights and Tivis
Dickens Speights, was born on July 13,
1929 in Marianna. She joined Magnolia
A.M.E. Church in Jackson County at the
age of 13 under the Reverend J.S. Prather.
There she attended Sunday School and
served in the youth choir.
In 1950, she moved to Port St. Joe and
on June 18, 1950, she joined New Bethel
A.M.E. Church under the Reverend
Livingston. She was a member and the sec-
retary of choir #1, chairman of stewardess
board #1, Sunday School teacher, treasurer
for the Concern Christian Society, and a
licensed practical nurse (LPN) in Gulf
County for many years.
Sister Fields departed for her eternal
home on December 26.
She was preceded in death by one
daughter, Sandy Kaye Fields, and two
brothers, Fletcher Speights and Rufus
Speights.
She leaves to mourn her passing a lov-
ing and devoted husband, Flozell Fields of


Long


Port St. Joe; two sons, Hubert Fields of
Carterville, Georgia and Eddie C. Fields of
Port St. Joe; one granddaughter, Tracy
Fields Wilson (Kevin); one great-grand-
daughter, Lauren B. Wilson all of
Elizabethtown, Kentucky; four sisters,
Castoria Evans of Tampa, Kayola Chester
(Charles), and Elnora Scott both of Fort
Pierce, and Lucy Hawthorne (Lambert) of
Marianna; four brothers, Elmer Speights
(Lula) and Johnny Speights (Leola) both of
Marianna, Nelson Speights (Margaret) of
Ettrick, Virginia, and Lewis Speights of Fort
Pierce; god-daughter, Margquita Walker
(Ronnie); and a host of nieces, nephews,
cousins, other relatives, and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Friday,
December 31 at 1:00 p.m. at New Bethel
A.M.E. Church with Reverend Jimmie
Williams III, Pastor officiating along with
Reverend J. Leander Byrd, presiding elder
and Right Reverend McKinley Young,
Presiding Bishop.


Charles Peter Quaranta
Charles Peter Quaranta, 80, of Port St.
Joe, passed away Sunday, December 26.
He had been a resident of Port St. Joe
since 1992, moving here from Bradenton.
Quaranta served in the Navy for three years
during World War II at which time he was an
Armed Guard in the European Theater. He
was also a lifetime member of the John C.
Gainous Post 10069, Veterans of Foreign
Wars. He loved his landscaping and yard
that he kept looking beautiful, his wood-
working, and his dog, Sam, which died a
year ago. He was a loving husband, father
and grandfather and a Protestant by faith.
Quaranta was preceded in death by his
parents, two grandsons, and one great-
grandson.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years,
Jean Quaranta of Port St. Joe; three daugh-
ters, Gloria Schoelles and husband, Richie,
Pattie Childress, all of Apalachicola, and


Avenue Baptist Ch-idhVA
Touching Lives...
One Heart At A Time


1601 Long Avenue Port St.Joe,FL
229-8691
A community of Worship, Work,


and Witness to the glory of God


Sunday Messages 12/26
AM: The Start of A New Life
PM: The Signs of A New Life
Year End Sale?...Christmas helps us cel-
ebrate, not only the birth of Christ, but the
God-given blessings of the past year. It's an
opportune time to remind each other & our-
selves of the "good things" of 2004.
Shopping centers & malls now fill their isles
with year end sales & post-holiday clearances.
Be strong enough in your convictions to make
sure you don't "sell" this past year's "victories."
Name the people you touched. Number the
hearts you encouraged. List lessons you
taught, sermons you preached, people you
fed, prayers you offered, songs you sung,
&family members you loved. Don't let these
"good things" get, away from you too quickly!
Worship on Sunday: ll:00am and 7:00pm
Bible Study on Sunday: 9:45am and 5:00pm
Worship on Wednesday: 7:00pm


: The Potter's House
WHERE BROKEN VESSELS ARE MADE NEW
S Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
850-639-5993 850-639-4588
636 Second Street Post Office Box 631 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
SERVICE SCHEDULE
Sunday Morning Worship & Sunday
School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.
YOU ARE WELCOME AT THE POTTER'S HOUSE


/', .Tirst Baptist Churchi>
102 THIRD STREET, PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Michael Rogers, Minister to Students
Sunday School .................................. 9:45 am
Morning 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
S"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"

you're Among friends at
Oak Grove assembly of'God
David A. fernandez. Pastor
Office: 850227-1837 Parsonage: 850-2296271
613.Madison Streer Tort St. Joe. J
Schedule ofServices
Sunday Wednesday
Sunday School 9:45am Mid'Week Meal 5:00pm
Mornlng'Worship 10:45am Mid'Week Bible Study 6:15pm
Xlds on the Mave 10:45am Mtnistry In Action 6:15pm
Cross Training youth 6:15pm
Men's M2nistryv Monday 6:30pm
Ladles Ministry Tuesday 7:00pm
Dynamic Praise e "Worship Preaching the Pure Word


"- FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship
10:00 a.m. Sixteenth Street
Fellowship Time C I
10:45 a.m.
Adult School 0
11:00 a.m. o
*Sunday School
*Young Children Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron

Rev. Thomas Guido, Pastor
The Catholic Church of Gulf County
Welcomes You
St. Joseph St. Lawrence Mission
20th & Monument Hwy 71 North
Port St. Joe, FL Wewahitchka, FL
(850) 227-1417
Sat: 4:00 pm (ET)
Sun: 9:30 am (ET) 11:00 am (CT)
12/31 Vigil Mass -5:30pm (ET)
0oi/o Solemnity of Mar, Massq:30 am



Church of Christ

at the Beaches
314 Firehouse Road OVERSTREET
I 850-647-1622
Sunday Bible Study: 10:00 am EST
SSunday Worship: 11:00 am EST
y Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00 pm
"WE WANT TO MAKE A
DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE"


GRACE BAPTISM CHURCH
Currently Meeting on the Second Floor of the Capital City Bank Building
CASUAL CONTEMPORARY CHRIST-CENTERED
Sunday: For more
Sunday School-9:00 information:
Worship-10:OO
Small Groups-6:00 227-1180
Wednesday: www.graceeagles.org
Night-7:00



Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship... port st Joe
10:30 Sunday Morning ApolachicolHwy. 98Ponama City
7:00 Wednesday Evening <
Pastors Andrew
&
Cathy Rutherford Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates 0 Family Life chunh
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net V Wewohitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)


First United Methodist
Church of Mexico Beach
11 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410

Sunday Worship Services: 8:00 a.m. CST & 9:30 a.m. CST
Sunday School: 10:45 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist Church
NURSERY PROVIDED
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820

I^Bj "A Reformed Voice
b > A in the Community"

O 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.
Tuesday Night (Bay St. Joseph) .. 6:30 p.m.
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship ....6:00 p.m.
801 201h Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Faith Christian School

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

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


ST. JOHN'S

EPISCOPAL CHURCH

334 S. Hwy. 71 P.O. Box 595
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
8:00 am Sunday
JHUFT@AOL.COM
850-639-2280

k The friendly place to worship!

First Baptist Church
MEXICO BEACH
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
Corner of 15th & California 648-5776
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
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!
Nursery Provided for All Services!
Reverend Chris Biship


OBITUARIE


Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship: 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Practice: 7:30 p.m.
SAll Times are EST


Dan Rhodes PASTOR
Jarrod Wester
Directorof Youth Ministries
Deborah Loyless
Director of Children Ministries


Jesus is Lord an He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:

pfigllanb iefm faptist fi4urcl
S32 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306
C-urA44oy Qv.Hsq-i


Mike Westbrook,
Pastor


uurnday coorluu
Morning Worship
Evening Service
Discipleship Training
Wednesday Prayer


)At) a.m.
11:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS
Singing: 9 a.m. Sunday
Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday
Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue)

S BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
1 311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
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
Praver Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
"0 taste anld se that the Lord isgood: llcsscd is the man that triisteth in
Himt." PIcasse: accept this invitation to r in us iin 'worship. God bless yon!
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725


Jayne Bamburg and husband, Gerald, of St.
George Island; two sons, Bill Quaranta and
wife, Luann, of Port St. Joe, and Chuck
Quaranta and wife, Mary, of Cape San Bias;
15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchil-
dren.
A memorial service will be held
Thursday, December 30, at 11:00 a.m. ET
at the Oak Grove Assembly of God Church
with the Rev. David Fernandez officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to Covent House, 11636 SE Chipola
Park Road, Kinard, Florida 32449, in mem-
ory of Mr. Quaranta.
All services are under the direction of
the Comforter Funeral Home.


Floyd A. Babb
Floyd A. Babb, 76, of Highland View,
passed away Monday, December 20 in
Panama City, following a recent illness.
He was a native of Washington County
and a lifelong resident of Port St. Joe. He
worked for the Apalachicola Northern
Railroad and loved playing his guitar and
singing.
He is survived by his wife, Vera Mae
Babb of Highland View; two sons, Cecil Ray
Babb of Eastpoint, and Dean Graves of
South Florida; a daughter, Gloria Jean
McMullen of Highland View; two stepsons,
Raymond Holland of the Beaches, and
Donnell Holland of Texas; one brother,
Clessie Babb of Highland View; two sisters,
Sybil Butler of Panama City and Bertrie Mae
Newsome of Macon, Georgia; and a number
of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and
other relatives.
Funeral services were held on
Wednesday, December 22 at the United
Pentecostal Church, 309 6th Street with the
Rev. Larry Wells officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in Holly Hill Cemetery.
Funeral services were under the direc-
tion of Comforter Funeral Home.


Expression of Thanks
I would like to thank everyone who
played a part in the success of the
Christmas dinner give-a-way.
The true spirit of Christmas was dis-
played for all to see. Christ-like behavior
was personified in those who donated, pre-
pared, and served the food to the needy of
our community.
Gods' Blessings Upon You All.
Prophet Billy C. Dixon


Beach Baptist Dinner

The menu for Beach Baptist Chapel's
Wednesday night supper for January 5th,
will be polish sausage, sauerkraut, mashed
potatoes, dessert & tea. Dinners may be
eaten in or taken out and are served from
4:00 to 6:00 p.m. EST. A $5.00 donation per
plate is appreciated.
The church is located at 311 Columbus
Street, St. Joe Beach. Call 647-3950 to
place orders.
Everyone is welcome.


Enjoy Your Gift

by Billy Johnson
Do you enjoy God's creation?
Or do you take it for granted each day?
Too many times we forget to thank Him,
for the things He sends our way.
The beautiful snow cap mountains, the
many beautiful lakes.
His power is everywhere, in storms and
even earthquakes.
We see the rolling oceans, the beautiful
sunsets too.
Anyone that doesn't believe in God, I feel
sorry for you.
The heavens, the clouds, and the wind
depend on God to exist.
Anyone not seeing this, it's a shame
what you have missed.
The leaves that turn and fall, the flowers
that bloom and die.
Man comes along and lives awhile, and
many never find out why.
Since we are His creation and He is in
control.
We need to live and enjoy this life, and
do as we are told.
TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN
t : ST. JAMES'

EPISCOPAL CHURCH
800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
The Rev. Joseph A. Hagberg, Rector
Christmas Eve Service 11:00 pm
8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
Holy Eucharist With Healing Tuesdays at 12 noon
Holy Eucharist Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Child Care Provided for at 11:00

< FIRST UNITED -
METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution and Monument Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724


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CHURCH NEWS










Bay St. Joseph Center's


Halls Get New Names


The Resident Council of
Bay St. Joseph Care and
Rehabilitation Center has
recently chosen names for
their halls and behavioral
unit.
The 100 Hall has been
changed to Victory Lane; 200
Hall to Happy Lane; 300 Hall
to Lincoln Lane; 400 Hall to
Kennedy Lane and the
Behavioral Unit to
Presidential Suite.
'The fact that the resi-


dents chose such positive,
profound names says a lot
about how they feel about
the staff of Bay St. Joe and
their lives at the facility," Bay
St. Joseph Care's
Admissions and Marketing
Coordinator, Beth Burch,
said.
The residents that nomi-
nated the names will be
treated to a buffet lunch at
Linda's Restaurant in
January.


Gulf Coast Community College


Offers Security Officer Course


Gulf Coast Community
College's Division of Public
Safety will conduct a 40-
hour security officer course
at the North Bay Center in
Southport beginning Jan.
10, 2005.
Classes will be held from
5:30 to 9:30 p.m. for 10
weekdays for a total class-
room time of 40 hours. This


training is required to be eli-
gible to apply for Florida
Security Officer "D" license.
For additional informa-
tion, please contact the
North Bay Center at (850)
747-3233, Monday through
Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. (CST).


Lacy Kirkland and Brandon Lyles


Kirkland/Lyles to
Terry and Tammy State of Florida
Kirkland of Panama City Brandon is
would like to announce the uate of Port
engagement of their daugh- School and is e
ter Tashanna "Lacy" the Law Offices
Kirkland to Robert "Bran- Dykes. He will
don" Lyles, son of Robert and a bachelor's d
Carol Lyles of Port St. Joe. Law from F
Lacy is a 2003 graduate University in 2
of Mosley High School, and their his le
currently attends Gulf Coast through a pres
Community College while of law. After co
seeking certification from the school, he will
Florida Association of Florida.
Realtors. She will graduate The parent
in 2005 with an A-A/S and Lacy are
degree in Business announce their
Administration and Manage- and would lik(
ment, specializing in real family and friF
estate. After developing her part of their 0
career in real estate, she will ding ceremony
then pursue a general con- Park Baptist C]
tractors license through the p.m. CT.


Wed
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Sa 2003 grad-
St. Joe High
employed with
of Syfrett and
graduate with
.egree in Pre-
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2007, and fur-
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lifts. Sweeping view of Apalachicola Bay
.......................................................... $945,000
Call Gordon Adkins, Anchor Realty & Mortgage Co.
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SOffice: 850-653-3300 Cell: 850-899-1456 ,


PSJ Police Beat
December 10: Jamie D.
Fenn, 23, Port St. Joe, grand
theft auto and reckless dri-
ving.
December 14: Carlos A.
Morris, 33, Port St. Joe,
active warrant due to viola-
tion of probation on previous
charge of lewd and lascivious
conduct.
December 16: Richie S.
Flowers, 36, Apalachicola,
active warrant due to viola-
tion of probation on previous
charge of trafficking con-


trolled substance, posses-
sion of a controlled sub-
stance, and DUI.
December 17: Dominick
P. Perrino, 20, Port St. Joe,
driving without a license.
December 20: Virginia S.
Love, 42, Wewahitchka,
active warrant due to viola-
tion of probation on previous
charge of criminal mischief
and grand theft.
December 22: Michelle
S. Ramirez, 35, Port St. Joe,
DUI and driving with a sus-
pended license.


Capital City Bank To Hold 2005


Shareowner's Meeting in Georgia


For the first time in 109
years, Capital City Bank
Group will ,hold its annual
shareowners' meeting out-
side of Florida. The meeting
is scheduled for Tuesday,
April 26, at 11:00 a.m. at
Wesleyan College in Macon,
Georgia.
In his letter to William G.
Smith, Jr., Capital City Bank
Group President and Chief
Executive Officer, the
Honorable Sonny Perdue,
Governor of Georgia, writes,
"With your rich banking his-
tory in Georgia, Alabama and
especially Florida, I would
like to officially invite Capital
City Bank to visit our great
state and hold your next
annual shareowners' meet-
ing in Macon, Georgia."
Governor Perdue contin-
ues, "Since Macon is the
largest Georgia community
served by Capital City, I
would be delighted if you
would break with your cen-
tury-old tradition of meeting
in Florida, and allow the city
of Macon to hold your 2005
Shareowners' Meeting. I have
heard great things about
your corporate practice of
out-servicing your larger
competitors while offering a


greater selection of products
than smaller institutions.
What could be more appro-
priate thanto celebrate your
successes and plan your
strategies for next year and
beyond on the red clay of
Macon, Georgia."
Capital City Bank has
traditionally held its annual
meeting in Tallahassee,
Florida. The bank has 13
offices in Bibb, Burke,
Grady, Laurens and Troup
Counties with a mortgage
lending office in Thomas
County. According to Smith,
traveling to Georgia for the
meeting makes perfect
sense.
"Capital City Bank con-
tinues to have a strong pres-
ence in Georgia, most recent-
ly with the acquisition of
Farmers & Merchants Bank
in Dublin, Georgia. The
future of Capital City is
bright and we have outlined
an ambitious plan, Project
2010, to increase our earn-
ings from $25 million to $50
million over the next six
years. The Georgia market is
instrumental in achieving
our goal. Macon is the cor-
nerstone of our Georgia mar-
ket and has a great team of
associates that will help lead
the way for our continued
success is Georgia.


Matthew H. Roberson, Jr.


Roberson Turns Two


Matthew H. Roberson,
Jr., son of Matt and Beth
Roberson of Tallahassee,
recently celebrated his sec-
ond birthday.
The theme of his party
was "NEMO" and was held at
Chuck E. Cheese in
Tallahassee.
Matthew's paternal
grandparents, Ralph and


Margaret Roberson, and his
maternal grandparents, Don
and Judy Kosin, all of Port
St. Joe, along with his class-
mates from First Assembly of
God Child Development
Center had a great time help-
ing Matthew celebrate his
birthday. His special great-
aunt Deanie Hartsfield of
Tallahassee also attended.


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by Virginia Bathurst Beck
Mistakes
I thought that I was
doing pretty well on my last
column-then I read it in the
paper. In the last paragraph I
wrote....Port St. Joe and
Panama Beach should be
proud of what the "Friends of
Vamar" did to make the ship
an archaeological preserve.
The cities should have read
as.....Port St. Joe, Mexico
Beach and Panama City.....
Sorry Mexico Beach! Since I
don't make mistakes, my
computer must have done it.
New Year's Resolutions
Now that I have gotten
that out of the way, let's get
to New Years. I still make
New Year's resolutions. I'm
not saying that I keep them,
but it's making them that is
the challenge. It is the one
time of the year that we see
all of our faults. We must see


them or we wouldn't want to
make all those changes.
One resolution that I
won't need to make this year
is to lose weight. That was
always on my list for the last
20 years and I never kept it.
Finally I did. It took the urg-
ing of my doctor to do it. I say
urging but that is just a nice
way of saying "chewing out."
He asked me. why I was try-
ing to kill myself. My blood
pressure had gone up, I had
an irregular heartbeat, I was
losing energy and my feet
were killing me. He called me
obese. That was the first time
that anyone had used that
term on. Believe me, I left
that office in a huff swearing
to myself that I would never
return.
When the anger wore off,
I could see that everything he
told me was true. Why was I
mad? You know what they


say, ("the truth hurts.") So I
slowly began to lose weight
by not taking second help-
ings and just eating half of
what I ordinarily did. I
walked and exercised as the
doctor had advised. That was
in February and by
December I was down to the
goal that my doctor had set
for me. I belonged to a TOPS
club (Take Off Pounds
Sensibly). If I do make a
weight 'resolution this year,
it will be to eat sensibility
and KEEP OFF THOSE
POUNDS.
For this coming year, I
think it would be fun to
make resolutions for some-
one else. I did a lot of think-
ing before I decided to make
resolutions for a group who I
felt really needed-CON-
GRESS AND OTHER POLITI-
CIANS. After this year's drug
out and costly election, I was


The End of The Trail


really "wrung out." In fact, I
quit listening to the televi-
.sion news long before the
election. I voted early and, in
some cases, not for whom I
thought was the best man
but for the one I thought
would be the lessor of two
evils. That's really sad! I'm
not talking about our local
elections. As far as I could
tell, the elections here were
pretty clean. I hope that no
one made his or her decision
on all the "mud slinging" that
was done in the national
election. Well here are the
resolutions for the politicians
who really need to keep
them:
Political Resolutions for
2005
1. I will not tell a lie.
2. I will not indulge in
character assassinations to
win an election.
3. I will work for the good
of the little guy for whom I'm
supposed to represent and
not for big business.
4. (If in congress) I will
put up a sign (NO LOBBY-
ISTS ALLOWED).
5. I will work for a


spending limit on each elec-
tion and give the millions
that I save to the poor.
6. I will do all I can to fol-
low the lead of other coun-
tries in lowering the cost of
medicines especially those
who can't afford our high
prices.
7. I will keep all my elec-
tion promises.
8. I will do all that I can
to keep jobs at home.
9. I will work to get a liv-
able minimum wage even if I
have to tie it percentage wise
to the wages that congress
votes for themselves.


Publsh:Decmber30,200


NOTICE OF EXPLANATION
TO PUBLIC OF FLOOD
PLAINS AND WETLANDS
DATE: December 30, 2004
RECIPIENT: Gulf County
ADDRESS: 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd.
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
CONTACT: Mr. Don Butler,
Chief Administrator
Gulf County intends to make
Economic Development
improvements in the County.
These include constructing and
extending the City of Port St.
Joe's water line to the proposed
site of Harmon Millworks, Inc.
as well as constructing a 4.630
linear foot entrance road from
County Road 382 to the
Harmon Millworks, Inc. site.
Portions of the project are locat-
ed in the 100 year flood plain.
The proposed improvements
cannot be undertaken in any
other location. There Is, there-
fore, no practicable alternative
to the proposed project.
The proposed improvements
conform to all applicable State
Flood Plain protection stan-
dards where feasible and are
part of the community's long
range flood plain management
plan. The proposed action will
not affect natural or beneficial
flood plain values as it repre-
sents an improvement to the
County.
Failure to provide these
improvements would result in
the continued deterioration of
the infrastructure within the
community. It is the County's
judgment that the continued
viability of the community out-


weighs consideration of
Executive Orders 11988 and
11990.
Additional agencies involved in
this project include the State of
Florida Department of
Community Affairs and the
U.S. Department of Housing
and Urban Development.
Comments on the proposed
project will be accepted until
January 15. 2005. Please send
your comments to the address
below.
Mr. Billy E. Traylor. Chairman,
County Commission
Gulf County
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
A more detailed description of
the project and the FIA flood
maps are available for citizen
review at the-Robert M. Moore
Administration Building.
Publish: December 30. 2004
CONCURRENT NOTICE
NOTICE TO PUBLIC OF NO
SIGNIFICANT EFFECT ON
THE ENVIRONMENT
AND NOTICE TO PUBLIC FOR
REMOVAL OF
ENVIRONMENTAL
CONDITIONS
DATE: December 30, 2004
RECIPIENT: Gulf County
ADDRESS: 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd.
TELEPHONE NUMBER:
(850) 229-6111
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
To all Interested Agencies,
Groups and Persons:
On or about January 22, 2005,
the above named Gulf County
will request that the Florida


Department of Community
Affairs, designated by the U.S.
Department of Housing and
Urban Development, to remove
the environmental conditions
and release Federal funds
under Title 1 of the Housing
and Community Development
Act of 1974 (PL 93-383) for the
following projects:
04a Water Facilities Construct
a five thousand linear foot 6"
water line extension to the City
of Port St. Joe's water system
extending the line to the pro-
posed site of Harmon
Millworks, Inc.
005 Street Improvements -
Construct a 4,630 linear foot
entrance road from County
Road 382 to the Harmon
Millworks, Inc. project site
It has been determined that
such request for removal of
environmental conditions will
not constitute an action signifi-
cantly affecting the quality of
the human environment;
accordingly, the above-named
recipient has decided not to
prepare an Environmental
Impact Statement under the
National Environmental Policy
Act of 1969 (PL 91-190).
The reasons for the decision not
to prepare such Statement are
as follows:
1. Project is not harmful to the
Environment.
2. Project calls for no involun-
tary relocation.
3. Project calls for no forced
acquisition of land.
An Environmental Review
Record respecting the above
orolect has been made by the


above-named recipient which
documents the environmental
review of the project and more
fully sets forth the reasons why
such Statement is not required.
The Environmental Review
Record is on file at the Robert
M. Moore Administration
Building and is available for
public examination and copying
upon request by calling (850)
229-6111 Mr. Don Butler, Chief
Administrator, between the
hours of 8:00 a.m. through
5:00 p.m. Monday through
Friday.
No further environmental
review of such project is pro-
posed to be conducted prior to
the request for removal of envi-
ronmental conditions.
All interested agencies, groups
and persons disagreeing with
this decision are invited to sub-
mit written comments for con-
sideration by the recipient to
Mr. Billy E. Traylor, Chairman,
County Commission, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456. Such
written comments must be
received at the address speci-
fled on or before January 15,
2005. All such comments so
received will be considered and
the recipient will not request
the removal of environmental
conditions or take any adminis-
trative action on the above-
named project until the date
specified in the preceding sen-
tence.
The recipient will undertake the
project described above with
Block Grant Funds from the
U.S. Department of Housing


and Urban Development (HUD)
under Title 1 of the Housing
and Community Development
Act of 1974 through the State of
Florida. The recipient is certify-
ing to DCA that its environmen-
tal certifying officer identified
above, in the official capacity as
Chairman, County
Commission, consents to
accept the jurisdictional
responsibilities in relation to
environmental reviews, deci-
sion making and action; and
that these responsibilities have
been satisfied. The legal effect
of the certification is that upon
its approval the recipient may
use the Block Grant funds and
HUD will have satisfied its
responsibilities under the
National Environmental Policy
Act of 1969. DCA will accept
an objection to its approval only
if it is one (1) of the following
basis: a) that the certification
was not in fact executed by the
certifying officer or other officer
of applicant approved by DCA;
or b) that applicant's environ-
mental review record for the
project indicates omission of a
required decision finding or
step applicable to the project in
the environmental review
process. Objections must be
prepared and submitted in
accordance with the required
procedure (24 CFR part 58) and
may be addressed to Florida
Department of Community
Affairs, Bureau of Community
Assistance, 2555 Shumard Oak
Boulevard. Tallahassee,
Florida, 32399-2100.
Objections to the removal of


environmental conditions on
basis other than stated above
will not be considered by DCA.
No objection received after
February 7, 2005, will be con-
sidered by DCA.
Publish: December 30, 2004
NOTICE
TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0405-05
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive bids from any person,
company or corporation inter-
ested in providing the following:
"Elevator Modernization for
Compliance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act for the
Gulf County Courthouse in Port
St. Joe, Florida"
Specifications can be obtained
from the Gulf County Clerk's
Office at 1000 Cecil G. Costin
Sr., Blvd., room 148, Port St.
Joe, Florida, 32456 or calling
(850) 229-6112. Questions
should be directed to Steve
Mork, Maintenance
Superintendent, at (850) 229-
6251,
Please indicate on the envelope
YOUR COMPANY NAME, that
this is a SEALED BID and
include the BID NUMBER.
Proposals must be turned in 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. January 7,
2005. Bids will be opened at
this location on Monday,
January 10. 2005 at 10:00
a.m., E.T.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-


SIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
BY: NATHAN PETERS, JR.,
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM,
CLERK
Publish: December 23 & 30
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
hold a public hearing to consid-
er adoption of an Ordinance
with the following title:
AN ORDINANCE OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA AMENDING
GULF COUNTY ORDINANCE
90-03 REGULATING THE
OPERATION OF AIR BOATS
AND AIRCRAFT ON SAINT
JOSEPH BAY; PROVIDING FOR
A PENALTY AND PROVIDING
FOR VIOLATION: PROVIDING
FOR EXEMPTIONS: AND PRO-
VIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.
*Complete Ordinance on file in
the Clerk's Office*
The public hearing will be held
during the Gulf County Board
of County Commissioner's
Regular Meeting on Tuesday,
January 11, 2005 at 6:00 p.m.
est. in the County
Commissioner's meeting room
in the Robert M. Moore
Administration Building, Gulf
County Courthouse Complex,
Port St. Joe, Florida.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN


Publish: December 30, 2004
and January 6, 2005.
NOTICE OF ACTION
BEFORE THE BOARD OF
NURSING
IN RE: The license to practice
nursing of
Tammy Melton, L.P.N.
128 S. 5th Street
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
CASE NO.: 2004-00638, 2004-
22565
LICENSE NO.: PN 5154144
The Department of Health has
filed an Administrative
Complaint against you, a copy
of which may be obtained by
contacting, Donna Gerace,
Assistant General Counsel,
Prosecution Services Unit, 4052
Bald Cypress Way. Bin #C65,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-
3265. (850) 414-8126.
If no contact has been made by
you concerning the above by
January 14, 2005, the matter of
the Administrative Complaint
will be presented at an ensuing
meeting of the Board of Nursing
in an informal proceeding.
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons needing a special
accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should con-
tact the individual or agency
sending this notice not later
than seven days prior to the
proceeding at the address given
on the notice. Telephone (850)
414-8126, 1-800-955-8771
(TDD) or 1-800-955-8770(V).
via Florida Relay Service.
Publish: December 9, 16. 23,
30. 2004.


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for Alzheimer's as Nancy
Regan works for and to win
the fight that Christopher
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major tune-up, cold
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everything. Good tires.
Very dependable. Book
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'91 Lincoln Towncar.
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BUSINESS FOR SALE
For Sale by Owner
Established gift/jewel-
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roof, new A/C unit.
Will sell as is or build-
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9440. tfc9/30

BUS. OPPORTUNITY
Great opportunity
Mobile paint distribu-
torship includes inven-
tory & equipment.
$7,500 obo. Call 229-
2248. tfc11/25

FOR RENT
House for rent: 3 BR;
recently renovated,
large yard w/storage
sheds, 432 Iola St., call
227-7800. 2tc12/23

1000 sq. ft. storage
space for lease.
Located in enterprise
zone. $550/mo. Please
call 229-9125. tfc8/5
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stove & refrig. cen.
h&a. screen porch.
carport'& laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom
apartment. stove &
refrig., washer/dryer
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* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm.
house, 1 1/2 ba.,
inside laundry rm.,
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auto heat & air, wash-
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One bedroom apart-
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hookup. Call 229-6777
after 7 PM. tfc5/1

Long term rentals
available 3 4 bedroom
homes, ranging from
$750 $1200 a month.
Call Parker Realty @
648-5777. tfcl2/16


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home in great neigh-
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lawn maintenance and
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+sec. dep. Available
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Furnished or not,
beach house, one
block from Gulf. 648-
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rent. Newly remodeled.
One block from beach.
138 Atlantic Street, St.
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mo. (long term rental).
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Apartments/Homes
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Furnished & unfur-
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position is full time.
The applicant must
work well with people
and pets, and be
career oriented.
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includes full health
insurance, dental
insurance, pet insur-
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& bonuses. Starting
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HELP WANTED
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positions full & part
time. Call 648-4301 or
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Experienced house
cleaner needed for
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Bookkeeper/Off.
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computer skills, other
general office func-
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be organized and
dependable. Please
have resume and call
George Duren for inter-
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for more info, call 227-
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HELP WANTED
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in Apalachicola, FL. Responsibili-
ties include but are not limited to
customer interaction, data entry,
A/P, A/R, payroll, inventory mainte-
nance and scheduling. Require-
ments include a high school
diploma (or equivalent). We offer
competitive wages, medical &
dental benefits, 401k savings plan
and liberal vacation & holiday pol-
icy. Drug free work environment.
EOE.
Applications can be picked up at:
101 Avenue East in Apalachicola
or you may fax resumes:
Attention: Sales & Service Manager
(850) 653-8225 2
2tc12/30


HELP WANTED
Receptionist/
Reservationist
Computer & public
relations experience
required. Some week-
end duty. Call Parker
Realty @ 850-648-
5777 or fax resumes to
850-648-5779.
tfcl2/16

Part-time cashier
weekends. Call Patricia
Cape Trade Post. 229-
8775. tfcl2/9
Experienced cook and
waitstaff wanted for
Caroline's Riverfront
Dining & Boss Oyster.
Please apply in person:
123 Water Street,
Apalachicola. tfc5/1


HELP WANTED
Wildlife Technician
FL Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Comm.
Apalachicola River WEA,
Gulf Co. $25,509 annu-
al. Use tractors and
farm implements, road
& facility maintenance,
conduct wildlife surveys,
enhance wild-life habi-
tat. Experience and/or
education requirements.
Electronic applications
only. https:// people-
first.myflorida.com Req.
ID: 77000225. Closes
1/5/05. For additional
info, contact: Phil Manor
850-827-2934 EEO/AA
Employer. 4tp12/9

PIAeS cOUI A/D T7OAI5


TRAWICK COMPANY, INC.
Are you an energetic and dependable
worker? If so, you qualify for an opportu-
nity to launch your career with a growing
company! You, must be willing to travel
and have valid ID and SS card. Come by,
introduce yourself and fill out an applica-
tion. (EOE)
We offer great benefits to qualifying
employees such as 401k, group medical
and dental insurance, employee stock pur-
chase, vacation, life and LTD Insurance,
uniforms and per diem.

"Wa4Atltc a d0iewre it aad oau icuadtw daueie 1946"
We are now hiring
-Class A CDL Drivers
-Equipment Operators
-Construction Crew Laborers


www.trawickconstruction.com
1555 South Boulevard / Chipley, FL
850.638.0429 \
tfc5/1


PINE RIDGE APTS., I MRVINs Satellite
Service & Antennas
125 Venus Dr., 3 ll3r*im, Pon SloF 31456
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Call (850) 647-3171
(850) 227-7451 Cell (850) 899-1061
For Rent
1, 2 & 3 PLACE YOUR
bedroom apts. AD TODAY!
Central heat and air
On-site Management
SCarpeting Laundry facilities COSTIN'S
Bookkeeping Service
Voice/TTY Access Tax Returns A Specialty
711-850-227-7451 202 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
(850) 229-8581
PLACE YOUR
AD T TODAY! MOSS CREEK APTS.
AD TOUDAY! 126 Amy Circle, Wewahitchka
FL 32465 (850) 639-2722
Locally Affordable living for
Owned low-to-mid income families
n \* 0 t1 BR or 2 BR Central Heat& Air
S W to ,* Carpeting Laundry Facilities


ovi Residential
Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
*TermiteTreaments Restaurant
o Motel Flea Control Condominiums
SHousehold Pest Control New Treatment
R* eal Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
Specializing in Vacation Rental
[ Properties
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"Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates
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REPAIRS
NOW AVAILABLE
Climate Control

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Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112
/ MINI-STORAGE \


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On Site Rentals 6 Days
A Week
ASKABOUT FREE
MONTH'S RENT!


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GULF DIESEL SERVICE
Diesel Engine Repair
Phone Mobile

850 q! g e850
229-8651 227-8024

argue or Small, We Do Them All
- Nolob Tdo Large or Too Small



(ontruction, lnc
New Construction
or Renovation
Phone/Fax
(850)227-7107
lic.# RG0066644


J. C. Enterprises 202 Rd Aenue
Port St. loe,
Ft. 32456
850.227-9414
SFa 229-.6041


RalioShacks
Authorized Sales Center


Steve Brant's

ROOFING

LICENSED & INSURED

LIC. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call

229-6326


RE -ID.r ri-L 827-2339
& MOBILE 227-5952
St.1 C ,..ir EH.Ci' L

S&L

S/ Painting



Mize Plumbing, Glass & Supply, Inc,
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #CF-C057220,
RG0051008, ER0011618
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885

PP Pool and Jacuzzi Care
S Gulf County and Mexico Beach
wr Po n JcziCr


Harry Paul
Ph: 229-8182
Pager: 335-0609
Bryan Paul
Ph: 639-3942
Cell: 624-3374


Lic. & Ins. CPO 32-148993


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MILLER *
HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING
227-3319 639-3319
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
SALES-SERVICE-REPLACEMENTS
WHEN QUALITY COUNTS!
Service All 515 4th St. Port St. Joe 32456
Brands Owners Jason Miller & Michael Miller |
LIC#RA0067143 8tp12/23


BEACH FOR RENT OR LEASE DRIESBACH CLEANERS
STORAGE Dry storage space PLACE YOUR 180 AVENUE C
Day: 227-7200 3,000 sq. ft. AD TODAY! Pick-up and Delivery
Night: 647-3882 Cal 229-6031 850-227-1671
St. Joe Beach


* Residential *Custom Wood
* Commercial *Industrial
A 8 R Fence
Fencin and Concrete Work
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EIN#593115646 (850) 647-4047


ONEAL SANDERS
APPLIANCE REPAIR
SERVICE
Repair all major brands
Home # 647-5113
Work # 227-5112


SComputer and Network Solutions

Computer Network
SSales Dein Phone: (850)227-1917
Service Maintenance www.gulf-computers.com
Repair Installation
Over 10 years experience: Microsoft Certified Professional. Netware
Administrator, A+ Certification.



D OC nO1E RRMIR
Drywall, Painting, Carpentry &

HIRA!CLE CKmET CLE!HING
No Job Too Small! Free Estimates!
CHARLES
Office (850) 647-1698
Cell (850) 227-4248


CARPENTRY

All But 6, LLC
Int./Ext. Repairs
Installation of doors,
windows, wood flooring,
siding, metal roofing, etc.
Charlie Poliski
Licensed/Insured

850-545-1126 4tp12/2


NATIONAL SHU f'ERS, INC

Show Room Located at St. Joe Airport

Buy Direct From

Manufacturer And Save

*Rolling Shutters
*Clear Panels
*Bahama Accordion Shutters


can 85SSSE7m90
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Free Estimates Established 1991

TLC Lawn Service

"Every yard needs a little TLC"

229-6435
Mowing Sprinkler Systems


Trimming, Fertilizing


Installed & Repaired


Painting
Interior-Exterior
-.. Pressure Cleaning
Stucco Repair

Painting & Stucco by DeGraff
Tim DeGraff, Owner
Office: 850-827-4200 Cell: 850-227-5424
Quality Stucco Work 8tc12/9





Screen Rooms eCarports

Aluminum Railing Florida Rooms

Pool Enclosures


227-3628
tfcl1/4




AMERICA'S MINI STORAGE

& OFFICE COMPLEX


Climate Controlled Mini Storage
Covered RV & Boat Storage
Contractors Office &
Storage Complex
Retail Space Available


Will Build To Suit
Pre-Leasing Info
Home: 478-968-5745
Cell: 478-451-7761


Local: 850-229-8014
Pager: 706-484-9556
St. Joe Commerce Park 147 Commerce Drive Port St. Joe, FL 32456
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TRADE & SRVICS I


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2004 9B


Established 1938 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67 years


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Established 1938 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67 years


HELP WANTED



PLACE YOUR
AD TODAY!


Bay St. Joseph Care
and Rehabilitation
Center is offering the
following positions:
Certified Nursing
Assistants
for
3 to 11 and 11 to 7
Dietary Aides
Competitive pay,
insurance, and 401K.
Contact:
Bay St. Joseph Care
& Rehab Center
220 9th St.
Port St. Joe, FL
32456
850-229-8244
fax 850-229-7129
4tc12/30

District Manager

Florida Freedom has
recently acquired
newspapers in the
Carrabelle, Apalach-
icola, Eastpoint. and
St. Joe areas.

We are now seeking a
self-starter who can
manage all delivery
functions, train car-
riers, expand our
market, and handle
necessary paper-
work. Individual
must be able to com-
municate effectively,
be able to work a
flexible schedule,
and have reliable
transportation. The
right individual may
also be assisting The
News Herald's dis-
trict supervisor in
Panama City.

Florida Freedom
offers competitive
wages. the opportu-
nity for advance-
ment, and a great
benefit package.

Email resumes to
pcoleman@pcnh.com
or mail to:
The News Herald
PO Box 2060
Panama City, Fl
32402
Drug Free Workplace
EOE


HELP WANTED
Seeking Equipment
Operators & Truck
Drivers. Applicants
must have valid FL dri-
vers license. Apply at
C.W. Roberts Con-
tracting, Inc., PO Box
188, Hosford, FL
32334. 850-379-8116.
tfc5/1

DRIVER TRAINEES
NEEDED NOW AT
WERNER! No experi-
ence required. Earn
$700+ per week first
year with great bene-
fits. Accelerated CDL
training program can
have you a job ready in
3 weeks. Get yourself a
solid new career. CALL
TODAY! 1-800-709-
7364. 5tcl2/2

LOST/FOUND
Lost in Cape San Bias
area. Husky mix, 30
lbs., red collar, female,
call Tip at 227-7203 or
227-7875. ltpl2/30

MI $CqLANEM
Weder 9940 exercise
machine, dual stations
$200.00 527-2780
ltcl2/30

Do You Understand
the Bible? Free Bible
study to help you bet-
ter understand the
Bible and God's will for
your life Send your
name and address to
Bible Study, PO Box
929, Wewahitchka, FL
32465 or call (850)
639-3218 and leave
your name and
address or E-mail your
request to Wewachur
ch@outdrs.net. tfc5/1

Horse Boarding
Jobie Barfield
(850)639-3600
tfc9/30


E-Z-Go golf cart.
Excellent cond. 2001.
$1995 firm. 827-2786.
2tp12/23

1 carat diamond soli-
taire ring. Appraised @
$8,200, asking $7,000.
639-5430. 4tp12/23

Natural gas vent free
fireplace with remote.
Mint cond. $850 obo.
Call 229-2248. tfcll/25


MISCELLANEOUS
HEATERS
Space heaters for sale
670-1100
www.HeaterShop.com
10tc11/25

HEATERS
Oil filled radiators for
sale 670-1100
www.HeaterShop.com
lOtcl 1/25

HEATERS
Propane and natural
gas space heaters for
sale 670-1100
www.HeaterShop.com
10tcl 1/25

NMQ4, QiOMES
Mobile home must be
moved. 14 X 70, 2001
Homestead, 3 BR, 2
full bath, dishwasher,
washer, dryer, fully
furnished, oversized
heat pump, must sell
$22,000. 227-7932 or
596-2038. 3tp12/16

Clean, 2 BR/2 BA sin-
gle wide in Mexico
Beach. Move to your
lot or live in existing
park. New ceiling,
walls, wood floor, new
appliances & fur-
nished. 648-9080.
2tp12/30


3 half acre lots,
cleared & ready to
build on! 1 mile from
bay. 4.5 miles from
town. Backed up to
airport. Zoned com-
mercial or residential.
$70,000 each, firm.
Call 229-8622 day,
after 5 p.m. 227-3678.
tfcll/18

Howard Creek, two
2.5 adjoining acres.
Will sell separately or
as 5 acre tract. $5,000
below appraisal. Good
pasture or homesite.
$35,000 for each 2.5
acres. Call Sandy at
827-4290 or 258-
3887. 4tp12/30

Mexico Beach by
owner. 203 8th St. 2
BR/ 2 large BA, dou-
blewide mobile home.
close to beach, many
upgrades. Nice lot &
landscape. $295,000.
648-9497. 4tp12/2


REAL ESTATE
PSJ 3/1 concrete
block, well built older
home with room for
2nd bath. Large, rear
storage bldg, fenced
yard, 2 driveways,
beautiful garden, irri-
gation system; income
generating property,
613 Marvin, $185,000.
Photo request to carib
kayak@yahoo.com.
407-257-7493.
4tpl2/23

For Sale by Owner
Apalachicola, best
investment in town.
Vintage cottage w/full
bath in historic dis-
trict. Complete renova-
tion includes new win-
dows, doors, cabinets,
fixtures, etc. Potential
commercial. $134,900.
850-647-3702 or 404-
403-9143. 2tp12/23

St. Joe Beach Sea
Haven Subdivision.
Very nice building lot
located on quiet cul-
de-sac in new subdivi-
sion. $205,000. Joan
Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty.
800-239-4959. Local
527-2590. tfcl0/14

3 BR/2 BA house on
waterfront property in
Wewahitchka for
$190,000. Many
extras, must seel Leave
a message for more
details. 639-6958.8tpl,/L


REAL ESTATE
Port St. Joe, By
Owner. 1404 Long Ave.
Completely remodeled
and upgraded 3 BR/2
BA home with appli-
ances. Nice, fenced
yard with shed and
alley access. $189,900
firm. 229-2748. tfc11/25

St. Joe Beach,
Magnolia Bluff
Subdivision, 4 blocks
to beach, nice building
lot, underground utili-
ties, street lighting,
brick paved entryway,
$190,000. Joan
Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
800-239-4959, Local
527-2560. tfcl0/21

Mexico Beach Trade
Winds B beachside,
Gulfview, 3 BR/3.5 BA
townhouse, garage,
furnished, like new
cond. $495,000. Joan
Love-lace Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
800-239-4959 local
850-527-2560 www.
thebeachside.comtfc6/24

Overstreet 182
Hensley Lane, 4 bed-
room home near
Wetappo Creek with 4
lots, large garage,
screened porch front &
back $179,900. Joan
Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty,
800-239-4959. Local
call 850-527-2560.
tfc9/9


gr STARBOARD REALTY
" THE RIGHT CHOICE!

3.5% Total Commission Why Pay More?
Real Estate Appraisals From $235.00 FHA Certified
Home Inspections From $195.00 EPA Certification
Please Let Us Sell, Appraise, or Inspect Your Valuable Property!
www.StarboardRealty.net
850-639-2075 850-624-2910 Fax 850-639-4801


Get lost...
in your own backyard.
We have thousands of acres available in
Florida's Great Northwest and best of all
there's only one number to call.
Toll free: 1.866.JOE.LAND
(1.866.563.5263)
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Land Company 13tc10/


REAL ESTATE
Overstreet 579
Palmetto Drive Large
vacant lot with one of
the highest elevations
in Overstreet, Lot size
approx. 94 x 350,
Home or Mobile Home
OK, located on paved
street before the bridge
$98,000 Joan Love-
lace, Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty, 800-
239-4959, local cell
850-527-2560 tfc9/30

Beach cottage at
Beacon Hill. Large lot,
furnished, 3 BR/2 BA.
Gulf view, $495,000.
Call 850-647-8317.
4tcl2/9

Port St. Joe 283
Charles Ave. White
City, Nice home with 3
large bdrms, private
.location with mature
trees on corner lot,
fenced backyard, car-
port, large deck for
cooking out, Don't
miss this one!
$125,000 Joan
Lovelace (local 527-
2560) Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty 800-
239-4959 tfc5/1

-SERVICES
D & Ds Lawn Service
Reliable Mexico Beach
couple will landscape,
mow, clean gutters,
etc. Also available for
Port St. Joe and the
Cape. Call Dan or
Diana: 648-5081, 227-
8225, or 227-5770.
2tp12/23

Golden Rule
Pet Sitting Service
Going away and wish
not to jail the four
legged kids? Working
long hours and need
the dog walked?
Mature, reliable, pet
owner and sitter (in
business six years) will
make house visits.
(Mail pick up and plant
care included.) Refer-
red by Local vets. Call
Diana: 227-5770 or
648-5081. 2tp12/23

Golden Rule and D&D
Service also offers
errand running. 227-
5770, 227-8225, or
648-5081. 2tpl2/23


SERVICES
Computer Repair
Upgrades, networking.
Free phone support.
Lovelace Computer
Services, 6536 Hwy.
98, St. Joe Beach.
Local phone 258-1525
tfcl0/21




NOTICE TO RECEIVE
SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0405-04 (A-J)
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive sealed bids from any
person, company, or corpora-
tion interested in purchasing
the following items:
A) 1 Garage Roll-Up Door
(12' wide x 8' high)
B) 1 Garage Roll-Up Door
(14' wide x 14' high)
C) 1 Garage Roll-Up Door
(14' wide x 14' high)
D) 1 Garage Roll-Up Door
(14' wide x 14' high)
E) 1 Garage Roll-Up Door
(14' wide x 14' high)
F) 1 Ford 950 Fire Truck
08/1969 V#C95LUE15323
G) 1 Ford 950 Fire Truck
03/1966 V#C95KU781375
H) 1 FMC Fire Truck
08/1977 Model #P680 /
Serial #35669
I) 1 Ford 900 Fire Truck
05/1977 V#C90LVX89788
J) 1 Seagrave Fire Truck
12/1975 Model #PB-23068
Serial #E-73472
The items may be viewed by
contacting the Gulf County
Road Department at (850) 639-
2238.
Please indicate on the envelope
YOUR COMPANY NAME, that
this is a SEALED BID and
include the BID NUMBER AND
CORRESPONDING LETTER
AS LISTED ABOVE.
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, January 7,
2005. Bids will be opened at
this location on Monday.
January 10, 2005 at 10:00
a.m.. E.T.
The Board reserves the right to
reject any and all bids..
BOARD OF COUNTY COM-
MISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: NATHAN PETERS, JR.,
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM,
CLERK
Publish: December 23 & 30.
2004
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
IN RE: The Estate of
LOYD LEE RUDD, deceased.
Case No: 04-82-PR
IN PROBATE
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:
The administration of the
estate of Loyd Lee Rudd,
deceased. File Number 04-
82PR, is pending in the Circuit


10B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2004


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Residential Vacant Land *
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Real Estate Appraiser & Broker
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Including Consulting Assignments Market Analysis
Feasibility Studies Finances Investments
Eminent Domain Estates Tax Purposes

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Serving Gulf, Franklin, Bay, Calhoun, Liberty, &
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Court for Gulf County. Florida.
Probate Division, the address
of which is 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr. Blvd.. Port St. Joe.
Florida 32456. The names and
addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and that personal
representative's attorney are
set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served
within three months after the
date of the first publication of
this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having
claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice is December
23,. 2004.
WILLIAM J. RISH
GLENDA DALE BARBEE
RISH. GIBSON & SCHOLZ,
P.A.
1901 Long Avenue
206 E. 4TH STREET
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
P. O. BOX 39
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
OF THE
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457
ESTATE OF LOYD LEE RUDD
850 229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER
FL BAR NO. 00660806
Publish: December 23 & 30,
2004