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    Section B: Restaurant Guide
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Upchurch, Norris Join the Ranks of Elected Officials


Linda Griffin, ShirleyJenkins and Kesley Colbert also formally sworn in


by Tim Croft
Call it the easy part of the
sandwich.
Between a long and oft times
arduous campaign season, and
those days when the titles might
wear a bit too heavy, Gulf County's
elected officials, the 2004 edition,
were sworn in Tuesday during cer-
emonies at the County Courthouse
in Port St. Joe.
For a few of them, Supervisor of
Elections Linda Griffin, Tax
Collector Shirley Jenkins and
Property Appraiser Kesley Colbert,
this was somewhat old hat.
In fact, for Griffin and Jenkins
it verged on the anti-climactic since
both were re-elected without oppo-
sition to new four-year terms
But for Becky Norris, the new
Clerk of Courts, and Sheriff Dalton
Upchurch it was a moment a long
time in the making.
Particularly for Upchurch, who
was forced by circumstances to
campaign for much of a year for the
job.
"I'm glad it's finally over,"
Upchurch said with a hearty laugh.
"The one thing I want to emphasize
is I appreciate the people of this
county.
"Somebody the other day asked
me what my biggest fear was. My
fear is that I'll disappoint the peo-
ple. It's their Sheriffs Office, not


mine. We are here for them."
Upchurch's first day, his four-
year term officially began at 12:01
a.m. Tuesday, was a busy one.
He announced that Mike
Harrison, one of Upchurch's oppo-
nents in the Democratic primary,
had been brought on as the depart-
ment's chief investigator.
Harrison, who also applied for
the job when former Sheriff Frank
McKeithen left for Bay County in
the fall of 2003, brings a deep and
broad work background and edu-
cation to the job.
His credentials, listed in the
application submitted to the gover-
nor's office in 2003, might have
arguably been the most impressive.
"He has experience as an inves-
tigator in a high-crime area,"
Upchurch said of Harrison's near
decade-long tenure with the
Gadsden County Sheriffs Office.
"I had the opportunity to get
him and I would not bypass that
opportunity."
Upchurch said he has also set
in motion the gears of the office he
wants to create, one that stresses
community policing, that puts
more bodies on the streets and
fewer in the office.
'There will be more green and
whites on the roadways, I'll tell you
that," Upchurch said. "People want
(See Elected Officials on Page 7A)


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As spouses hold family Bibles, the most recently elected county officials take the oath of office on Tuesday. From
left, the officers at Kesley Colbert, Property Appraiser, Dalton Upchurch, Sheriff, Becky Norris, Clerk of Courts, Shirley
Jenkins, Tax Collector and Linda Griffin, Supervisor of Elections.


Mill Abatement Work "99.99 Percent" Complete


Final Tests Will Determine if Land is Clean to "Industrial" Standards


by Tim Croft
Ninety-nine point ninety-iiine
percent.
That was the description of the
mill site clean-up work this week
provided by the environmental
manager for Smurfit-Stone.
Workers this week, should,
hinging on test results, complete
the abatement plan for the mill site,
bringing the parcel up to what are
known as "industrial" standards.
More on what that means in a
minute .
What is going on now is the:
final testing of what was once
roughly 12 areas, of sizes of 20 by
20 feet ranging to 40 by 40 feet or
so, where the use of Bunker C fuel
oil was a commonality.
The abatement plan, which
was signed off by the Florida
Department of Environmental


Protection last year. involved the
removal pfsoil in which levels were
above "industrial" standards.
That soil was deposited in a
central location on the site, just to
the west and slightly north of the
old large tank farm, and two feet of
clean soil is then spread atop, or to
cap, the area.
"We are picking it up and mov-
ing it to one area," Hamilton said.
"It was a low-lying area that was
going to need to be filled anyway, so
we're killing two birds with one
stone."
The villian here is what are
known as PAHs, some exotic
sounding compound that is petro-
leum based and associated with, in
the case of the mill, the use of
Bunker C fuel oil.
Hamilton noted as way of com-
parison that testing of any local


asphalt-topped road would uncover
higher levels of PAHs than "are in
that soil."
The areas of significance at the
mill site were the tank farm, the
maintenance area, No. 7 recovery
boiler and No. 9 boiler, Hamilton
noted.
"Anywhere they used Bunker C
oil,". he added.
Final sampling was being done
this week with the lab results -
there is a rush on this one -
expected back within the next 48
hours.
It is hoped that the final work
will be completed depending on
positive test outcomes and the fill
of fresh dirt done by Friday of this
week.
Dave Arnold of Malcom Pirnie,
the company contracted to do the
(See Mill on Page 10A)


Higher Sales in Gulf County During the Holidays


A front-end loader spreads a scoop of clean dirt atop an area where soil
showing traces of PAHs have been relocated on the old mill site. Two feet of
clean dirt will cap the congregation area, which is located west and north
what was the large tank farm.


Reaching Across the Globe


by Tim Croft
George Duren is seeking to put
his money to work filling the
mouths of people of desperate
need.
He and his wife, Hilda, hope
others in the community will join
them.
Duren, presciently answering a
call before it was issued this week
by former Presidents, Bush and
Clinton, has placed a donation box
just inside the doors to his Piggly
Wiggly grocery store.
Duren hopes to attract mone-
tary donations to assist the hun-
dreds of thousands of victims of the
tsunami which ravaged several
South Asia countries last week.
"This weather tragedy is the
largest in my lifetime and I'm 60,"
Duren noted.
And for the more than 100,000
who have perished, he asked
rhetorically, how many more thou-
sands, hundreds of thousands,
must go on after having lost every-
thing.
'They are our fellow human
beings," Duren said. "I feel like I
should do this.
"We don't need a thank you
card, we just want to help. This is

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happening all across the country."
And just to show the level of
their conviction, the Durens were
the first contributors to their effort,
tossing $5,000 into the box they
had just created.
'The only thing you keep in this
world is what you give away,"
Duren said. "It was something we
wanted to do, it was something we
felt we needed to do.
"I wanted to do something on
the part of our customers and our
employees."
The tragedy a world away
seems all the more poignant, all the
more heart-breaking, due to the
kind of year Florida has suffered
through.
Four hurricanes have battered
the state and rubbed raw an empa-
thy of what Mother Nature's fury
can wreak, capriciously, sometimes
without warning.
"We've been threatened, our
neighbors to the west have suf-
fered," Duren noted.
And for Duren there was some-
thing higher at play. The areas
hardest hit by the tsunami were
populated largely by Muslims.
The opportunity to reach out,
(See Tsunami on Page 7A)


by Carly Johnson
Now that the holidays are (past,
the kids are back in school and
vacations are coming to an end, it
is time to see how everything comes
out in the wash.
For local businesses, this
means finding out how much profit
and traffic was experienced during
the traditional time of high-spend-
ing.
And for businesses throughout
Gulf County, the numbers seem to
be up.
Duren's Piggly Wiggly owner
George Duren said that sales at his
store were up approximately 4 per-
cent from Christmas time last year,
an increase over national outlets
like Wal-Mart that recently reported
a 3 percent sales increase during
the holidays.
Duren said that being prepared
and not running out of stock kept
sales going during the 2004 holiday
season.
"We didn't really see a larger
number of people in the store, just
the people who were buying, were
buying more than before," Duren
explained.
And owners of new businesses
in Gulf County that didn't have any
previous sales to go off of held their
breath to see what the turnout
would be.
Betty Justice, owner of Petals-
N-Things in Wewahtichka that
opened just before the holiday rush
on Dec. 6, was very pleased with
the holiday sales.
"We did very, very well," Justice
said about Christmas sales at her
flower and gift shop. "We were so


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Many businesses in Gulf County, like the Portside Trading Company
shown here, experienced increased traffic and sales during the holiday sea-
son.


pleased with the response from the
community. People were shopping
at home and we were proud to help
them."
Justice added that, although
the numbers were not in, things are
looking good for the new business.
Likewise for Leap of Faith on
Reid Avenue in Port St. Joe.
Proprietor Lynn Carr who
opened the business during the fall
said that she was not expecting to
do a great deal of business over the


holiday after getting advice from
other businesses in the downtown
area.
"We did so much better than
expected," Carr said of the gifts and
inspirational products available.
"Everyone told me it would be slow,
but every day we had a steady, if
not heavy, traffic with a mix of peo-
ple from Gulf County and abroad."
Carr attributed the increase in
business to advertising and a staff
(See Sales on Page 3A)


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Building With A Community


From Humble Start Taunton Truss Has Grown Into Cotii.'s Largest Employer
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There is lite quesnon
that the numbers two and
four play an instrumental
role in the story of Taunton
Truss.
The Wewahitchka com-
pany, expanding faster than
a sponge in water, buys and
uses two-by-fours of wood
by the truckload actually
by the hundreds of truck-
loads, each and every year.
To drive any even finer
point on this little arithmetic
lesson, however, consider
that over the past 15 or so
years the company has more
than doubled in size, with
plans on the board to double


AnI as LIIh square-
footage has multiplied by
powers of two, so too has the
company's work force a
truss mill, wall paneling
plant and home construc-
tion teams which now
numbers some 93 folks
receiving regular paychecks.
Which makes Taunton
Truss, and the various arms
extending out from under
the umbrella, the largest
private sector employer in
the county.
"It's been a lot of
headaches, but it's been a
lot of fun," said company
president Abigail Taunton of


a.llll lVo UnavIeUe OsJ,
1989.
"We've had to educate
ourselves. We really strug-
gled for the first five years. It
was up and down there for
awhile."
But, business manager
Claude McGill noted, "We
knew what was going to
happen with the communi-
ty. We knew we needed to
try to be ahead of everybody
else."
That mission, it could be
easily argued, has been
largely accomplished.
And from such a hum-
ble start.


Workers at Taunton Truss brace and nail a truss together on one of two assembly lines at
their recently-opened 22,000 square foot mill. The mill brings in seven to eight truckloads, 22,000
board feet per truck.


A stack of finished trusses await additions before the bundle is strapped, numbered and
stored in the Taunton Truss yard awaiting pick up.


Abigail and husband,
David, purchased an old
truss mill and building sup-
ply shop on the northern
end of Wewahitchka in the
late 1980's.
It was a decision based,
at least in part, on the expe-
riences from the couples'
children's homes, now num-
bering three.
The children, McGill
noted, "had to move away to
get a decent job."
Taunton added, "We had
to get ready because the
area was going to grow and
we thought we could provide
a better opportunity for the
local folks.
"Not just our children
but other people's children."
And so with the compe-
tition for the building supply
trade, well, let's say pretty


saturated on the north end
of the county, the Tauntor's
chose to concentrate on the
truss company.
After some lean years in
the early 1990s, the second
half of the decade saw,
Taunton noted, steady
growth.
Then a confluence of
events provided propellant.
In 1998, Gov. Jeb Bush
declared the county one of
critical economic concern,
and in 2002 the county was
declared an Enterprise
Zone.
That qualified the
Tauntons for a rebate on a
portion of their payroll taxes
and a rural development
loan, freeing up more capital
to pour into the business.
"It (the Enterprise Zone
designation) has been
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tremendous for us,"
Taunton said. "We could
never have grown our busi-
ness without that."
Then the county's eco-
nomic boon, seen in new
houses and subdivisions
south to north, smacked the
truss business in the bot-
tom line.
Consider some of the
math.
The company has
opened a 22,000 square foot
truss mill, which runs two
shifts per day and brings in
seven to eight truck loads of
lumber per week, roughly
22,000 board feet per truck.
And that number does-
n't even touch the plywood
lumber the company uses.
It sends trusses out
within a roughly 110-mile
(See TAUNTON on Page 15A)


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that worked very hard to
help all customers through-
out the holidays.
Gulf County as a whole
made some money during
the holiday months following
the surge of hurricanes in
the western Panhandle in
Florida.
Paula Pickett, executive
director of the Tourist
Development Council said
that although December fig-
ures will not be available
until late January, there was
a 20 percent increase in the
amount of revenue from the
bed-tax from rental proper-
ties in October and
November over the year
before.
In fact, in October alone
there was a 50 percent
increase.
Pickett said that
increased regional advertis-
ing efforts following the hur-
ricanes let people know that
Gulf County had survived
and offered another location
for vacations.
Jill Davis, owner of
Scallop Cove on Cape San
Blas also saw an increase in
travelers to the area and
watched her sales increase
over the holidays as a result.
Estimating a 10-15 per-
cent increase in sales from
the previous year, Davis said
that additional rental proper-
ties on the Cape have led to



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articles to Friday at 11:00
a.m. This includes all wed-
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announcements, school
news, and other notices con-
cerning local happenings.
Star advertising dead-
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advertising requiring a proof,
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more sales and traffic
through her store.
Davis also mimicked
Pickett in attributing more
traffic to folks searching for
other vacation destinations
as well as the beautiful
weather experienced in the
area before and after
Christmas.
"We were prepared with
inventory," Davis said. "But
it was still nice to see all of
the people visiting the Cape
during the holidays."
However, not everyone
saw such an increase.
While the final numbers
are not yet available, Cathy
Costin, owner of Radio
Shack in Port St. Joe said
that without the Dish
Network offering of local
channels that increased
sales of the satellite compa-
ny, Radio Shack sales were
down this year.
"I bought less at the


Boyd Sworn In To Congress


Recently, Congressman
Allen Boyd (D-North Florida)
was sworn in as a member of
the 109th Congress begin-
ning his fifth term in the U.S.
House of Representatives.
The day also marks the offi-
cial start of the 109th
Congress.
"It is an honor and a
pleasure to serve the people
of Florida's 2nd Congres-


sional District," Congress-
man Boyd said. 'This is an
exciting and challenging time
to be in Congress, and I am
honored that my con-
stituents have chosen to
allow me the privilege of rep-


resenting them. I look for-
ward to building on past leg-
islative accomplishments by
moving forward in a biparti-
san manner and addressing
the issues we face as
Americans and as
Floridians."
In the 109th Congress,
Boyd's top priority will be
working on a bipartisan
basis to reform Social
Security. Congressman Boyd
will also continue his work
pursuing a balanced budget
as a leader of the Blue Dog
Coalition, a group of fiscally
responsible House Demo-
crats. Supporting North
Florida's military bases,
rural communities, and uni-
versities and colleges will
also be at the center of his
legislative agenda.
Congressman Boyd will
continue serving on the
House Appropriations Com-
mittee. His subcommittee
assignments will not be
known until later this
month. In the 108th Con-
gress, Boyd served on the
Military Construction Sub-
committee and the Agricul-
ture, Rural Development,
Food and Drug Administra-
tion and Related Agencies
Subcommittee of the Apprd-
priations Comiittee. .,


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CHristmas shows than ever
before and have more left
over," Costin said. "In fact, I
have noticed a lack of sales
consecutively in the past six
months. I think it is due to a
lack of traffic."
While the shops offering
gifts and other novelties
seemed to do better, Costin
said the electronics field has
suffered since larger dis-
count stores have opened
nearby.
"Our Saturday traffic
was really down," Costin
said. "The larger electronic
stores can offer bigger dis-
counts, I think that is where
some of the business is
going."
To combat the decrease
in sales, Costin said the first
of the year will bring more
sales at the retail store.
So for all of those who
didn't quite get everything on
their list for one reason or
another, it might be time to
go back out to the stores.


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Trophies
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b by Tim Croft
I feel fairly confident in
asserting that frontiersman
Davy Crockett and rock-
er/hunter Ted Nugent are
not dangling on any
branch of my family tree.
Either that or I may
represent one of the finest
examples of how environ-
ment impacts, more than
heredity, the final product.
I'll confess it up front,
I'm a city boy. Raised in a
city of a few hundred thou-
sand.
Country to me when I
was growing up was some
guy in all black twanging
on Ed Sullivan.
I never owned a gun
save the Roy Rogers brand
six shooters with ten-
gallon hat naturally that
was under the Christmas
tree one year when I was a
yonker.
My earliest concepts of
hunting involved my sis-
ter's endless string of ham-
sters and the old piano
gathering cobwebs in the
basement.
Fishing, when I was a
little older, was heading
with my buddies down to
the 10-mile creek behind
the college, crafting a poll
from a large stick and some
thread and dangling it in
the water.
Our working theory
that carp would just come
leaping out of the water a
hazy brown substance
which looked largely inhos-
pitable to begin with was
never conclusively proved.
Now don't misunder-
stand, part of the reason
my wife and I, came to this
area, one of the most sig-
nificant reasohts, as with so
many, is because .of, the
outdoors.
I rode bikes and hiked
when I was younger, my
parents avid "get-out-and-
play" sorts who were pri-
marily just relieved to get
their six kids out the door
for some peace and quiet.
In any case, there is
nothing like a sunset over
St. Joseph Bay, a hike
through the buffer pre-
serve, a day lolling at the
world's No. 1 beach.
But in some ways, the
outdoors can be as foreign
to me as the music that
spins out of the radio these
days.
This was made brutally
clear when I first came to
Northwest Florida, taking
up residence in Southport


over in northern Bay Coun-
ty, after living in Miami the
previous two years.
First, the neighbor
across the way came over
to greet us as we rested on
the porch he was riding a
horse, which, during the
course of a vividly descrip-
tive conversation not
printable here provided
what my wife and I gath-
ered was the newest in Wel-
come Wagon greetings.
It, at least, or the shov-
el he brought down to
clean the gift up my wife
and I decided not to pursue
it further.
A couple of days later
we drove by Barta's, an old
"rustic" convenience store
in Southport which has
since burned and been
paved over if I'm, not mis-
taken.
There, emblazoned
across their window, was a
sign, "Shrimp: $.99"
Sounded like shrimp
boil at the Croft house that
night, until my wife, with
considerable glee I might
add, explained it was bait
shrimp.
Bait for what, that was
for another day.
So having never fired a
gun or actually hunted -
uh, Willie, I believe you still
owe me on that one or
done any true fishing -
outside of watching the
Raffield crew haul them in
- I fell somewhat cowed by
the thought of trying to
assemble the Hook and
Trigger.
Now, I have felled a
deer since I've been in this
,part of the world. .-
;: .Urifortunateljy; it was
with 1989 Nissan Stanza,
providing me a live ,defini-
tionof the "deer in head-
lights" adage.
That car carried that
deer smile on its front hood
for more than 100,000
miles before it finally
coughed and was hauled to
the junk yard.
All of which has been a
long-winded way of won-
dering where all the tro-
phies are.
We ain't seen 'em. Or
least not many.
At this time of the year,
at least the past couple of
years, the Hook and Trig-
ger fairly brimmed with
pictures of catches, or
bags, of all kinds.
If they aren't out there,
that's one story, and we
need to get cracking.


However, my guess is
y'all are getting shy on us.
Sure, it's not quite the
same. it's not sharing a
kind of brotherhood as
under Willie. I came to
understand it, to witness
it, first hand.
All the same, the
opportunity to do a little
braggin' and, hey, what
is hunting and fishing
without a bit of bravado -
in a number of Panhandle
counties does still present
itself.
And plenty of folks
around these parts who
like watching the bragging
in living color.
So keep sending them
in, either bring them to the
offices of The Star or
Times, or e-mail them to
starnews@gtcom.net.
Toss a picture of the
trophies with some partic-
ulars and we'll gladly do
the rest.
If nothing else, I can
live, vicariously through
others efforts.
And, in time, given
enough exposure, I might
find that Ted Nugent is a
distant cousin after all.
The following is a letter
sent to me by a local
teacher whose work and
love of kids is straightfor-
ward and real.
It was a Christmas let-
ter one of his students
wrote and represents, gut-
wrenchingly, what the holi-
days are for so many while
it speaks to the brother-
hood of the outdoors.
Remember, this is a
holiday letter from a sixth-
grader. .
-To My Favorite Aunt
Dear Aunt Brook;
It's almost Christmas
time, but instead of think-
ing about Christmas, I've
been thinking about you. I
remember the time when
you and I went fishing. We
were going to have a con-
test to see who could catch
the most fish. I thought I
was going to win. At the
end of the day, you caught
the most flshs. I never got
beat by a girl before.
Now, you beat me
again. You made it to Heav-
en before I did. When I get
there, maybe we can have
another fishing contest.
I miss you and love,
Matthew Fleming.
Editor's note: Brook
Fleming died in an automo-
bile accident late last year.


The Star

PAGE FOUR THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2005



H, ,.ter Down U/^ ^&

i by Kesley Colbert


Dancing The Year Away!


Someone suggested I
do a story on "my" high-
lights of 2004. Well, I pon-
dered on that for a few
minutes and here we
go....and this is in no par-
ticular order....
A definite highlight
was, as far as I remember,
we went the entire year
without one single "Elvis
sighting."
And I didn't have a
kidney stone!'
Now, nobody says that
my highlights necessarily
have to be the same as
yours!
I'll tell you another
one that was "almost"
high up on the list-I gave
Lefty away. That dog is a
beautiful Chocolate Lab.
le will fetch and bring
back with the best of
them. He can run circles
around any dog that I
have ever owned. He heels
and sits on command. He
barks when strangers
approach. He doesn't bite
the mailman. He'll roll
those big brown eyes at
you when he wants some-
thing. He has only one
slight drawback-he's
crazy! He doesn't know
when to slow down. He
never stops! He's got more
energy than a hundred
hot wired, charged up,
energizer rabbits!
.I get tired just watch-
ing him drink water.
I gave Lefty away, and
immediately remarked to
Cathy, "Red letter day,
honey! I'm talking big,
capital red letters here!"
The nice family that
took Lefty brought him
back in about a week. I
kinda really wondered
what took them so long.
The crazy dog celebrated
his return by eating his
plastic molded supper
dish.....and a volley
ball.....two water sprin-
kler heads.....and a wood-
en slat out of the swing.
My son in the physical
therapy business moved,
back in the summer, into
a new clinic with all the
latest rehabilitation bells
and whistles. In October,


my youngest son w'as
ordained into the min-
istry. You talk about a
couple of highlights! You
can't believe how much
physical and spiritual
help I need!
The St. Louis Cardi-
nals were almost my top
highlight by winning the
National League Pennant.
Then they collapsed in the
World Series and lost four
games in a row to the
dreaded Boston Red
Sox.....which just goes to
prove that there is a razor
thin line between some of
your greatest high-
lights.....and your worst
lowlights!
My truck turned over
200,000 miles in 2004.
That is a great milestone!
I'm right proud that the
resilient Chevy has hung
with me for fifteen years
now! I get a little annoyed
that people keep saying to
me, "Kes, when are you'
going to trade that old
thing in?"
It still cranks. It's paid
for. It will still haul
around most anything I
throw in the back. I don't
see why all the fuss sim-
ply because the paint has
faded a little. I didn't buy
it for the paint scheme.
Listen, my first wife is
showing a few signs of
age....but I'm not trading
her in!
My younger brother
was married December 4,
2004. The wedding was
simple and exquisite. But
I wish you could have
seen the reception as we
walked out of the First
Baptist Church in Talla-
hassee. The police had the
streets blocked offl Ven-
dors had pulled in food
wagons, tents were set up
in the middle of the road
and chairs lined the side-
walks. Marching bands
were assembling for a
parade. A high school glee
club up on stage was ser-
enading us with Christ-
mas carols.
I unloosened my tie
and strolled over to the
hot dog stand and wolfed
,down a kosher sausage on
a bun. I enjoyed a pizza
slice. I waded through a
funnel cake and licked on
a grape snow cone. I was
shaking hands, thanking
people for the large turn
out (I didn't actually know
any of them, I figured they


were all some kin to the
bride) and munching on
some chocolate covered
peanuts when I ran into
the happy couple. "Dave,
congratulations. And by
the way, this is some
more reception"
"K. C., this is not the
reception! This is the
annual downtown Christ-
mas Parade."
"Well, somebody had
better tell Uncle Ben. He
took a horse away from
what he thought was a
'wedding staged' police-
man and he's galloping
down Monroe Street like
the British are coming!"
You talk about a high-
light!
I'll give you one more
that definitely makes the
list for 2004. Jackie
Burns's Mother fell and
broke her hip. Now, you
may not think of that as a
highlight. But read on.
This wonderful lady is
ninety years old. I figured
when I got the news that
she'd reached for the
refrigerator, missed the
handle and fell down the
den steps. Or she had
slipped on the back steps
while she was carrying
out the trash. Or she fell
in the bathtub as is often
the case.
Mrs. Burs broke her
hip when she fell during a
square dance over at the
National Guard Armory in
Paris, Tennessee I
danced in that building
back in 1964. I was doig
the Twvist or the Swim or
the Watusi or something
like that to the sounds of
Bruce "Hey, Baby" Chan-
nel.
I remember how slick
that floor was! And I can
understand what hap-
pened to Mrs. Burns. It
wasn't her fault! I just
hope when me and you
are ninety, we'll both still
be able to "cut a rug" like
that! My hat is off to her!
Well, that wraps up
2004. But I'll tell you
what, if you want to make
my 2005 highlight film,
I've got this wonderful full
blooded Chocolate Lab
that you are welcome to
come over and pick up.....
Have a Great New
Year, Kes


Newspapers Have A Long History With Port St. Joe


HERE GOES THE first
column of the new year. Only
51 to go and I'll be through
writing for the entire year.
That means I'll have to come
up with 51 more subjects to
discuss.
Make that 52. I haven't
come up with a subject for
this week, yet.
The new year is begin-
ning according to Hoyle so
far.
I watched most of my
football games over the week
end, Only the Rose Bowl to
go and I'l1 get to it tomorrow;
at least I'll watch a portion of
It,
I came to work this
morning and found Makayla
and Will sprawled out under
my desk, where It Is relative-
ly dark, watching a portable
television player which
Makayla received for Christ-
mas.
They had a blanket
spread out to make it dark
and I couldn't get to my com-
puter to write this deathless
prose.
They moved everything
out of my way, however, and


I ETAOIN SHRDLU

WrittenT by Wesley Ramsey
/


I could get to work.
It's a regular play house
down here, in addition to
being a place to get things
done.

I STILL CAN'T get
accustomed to writing this
column for another owner.
Port St. Joe has had its
own newspaper, under pri-
vate ownership for as long as
it's been a modern, growing
city. Since 1937. It's hard to
get accustomed to the fact
that it no longer has an inde-
pendently published news-
paper.
No doubt The Star will
grow to be a large newspaper
under the new ownership,
but it still feels strange.
The Apalachicola news-
paper has it even worse. For


the first time since the
1800's, it is not privately
owned. It, or a sister paper
was published way back
during the days of old St.
Joseph and its old cotton
shipping days.
If the founder of The
Star, William Shelby Smith,
had been aware of the histo-
ry of Old St. Joseph when he
started the newspaper, he
would have named it The
Times, continuing the name
of the old St. Joseph Times,
published by the late Peter
Gautier.

NEWSPAPERS HAVE a
long history with Port St.
Joe. It's taken this long for
the multi-owned publica-
tions to gain ownership to
the publication.


The Star was only one of
two newspapers under pri-
vate ownership remaining in
Northwest Florida. Only the
Chipley paper, located in,
and named the Washington
County News remains.
I've been pretty much
out of touch with the weekly
newspapers in the vicinity
since my retirement in 1998,
but I think Moe Pujol still
owns The News.
For a while there, the
two newspapers were the
only ones still privately
owned, and the big boys
were trying hard to buy us
out.
I still haven't met "the
Big Boss," but I suspect I
will before long. I under-
stand I now "work" for a
lady.


This takes me back
about 60 years. It was at this
time I narrowly escaped
working for a lady.
It was at this time that I
went to work for The Hous-
ton Home-Journal in Perry,
Georgia, as a Linotype oper-
ator. The year before, the
paper was Owned by the
Hodges family. It had been
in the family for over 100
years.
It was operated.by Mrs.
John Hodges and was
bought that year by Cooper
Etheridge, who was a native
of Perry and a former FBI
agent.
His brother was the
campaign director for Flori-
da Governor candidate Brai-
ley Odum, in the 1940s.

EVEN THE Home- Jour-
nal is no longer privately
owned. It was sold to the
Park Newspapers a few years
ago, the publishers of the
daily Warner Robins Sun.
So you see, the purchase
of weekly newspapers has
taken root all over.
I know all of this is


"interesting" to you; About
as interesting as the demise
of the St. Joe Paper Compa-
ny. Which is another story
altogether and in no way
related to the sale of weekly
newspaper properties.
I have a book at home
which gives the history of
weekly newspapers in the
old west. It's interesting to
see how even these old
newspapers were "hot items"
in their day.
They were started with a
literal "shirt-tail full of hand-
set type" and a portable
printing press, much like we
used to use at The Star for a
"proof press."
They ranged from very
large to very small. Most
were portable and moved
around a good bit.
Most utilized the ser-
vices of "tramp printers" to
set their type and run their
presses. Most operated
around the clock, since it
took them that long to get
the edition out.


-THE STAR-
USPHS 518-880
Published Every Thursday at 209-211 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456

VP/Publisher: Karen Hanes
News Editor: Tim Croft
Regional Human Resources: Lorraine Grimes
Controller: Karen Taggart
Operations Director: Bruce Garner
Operations Manager: Ron Smith


POSTMASTER:
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advertisements the publishers do not hold themselves
liable for damage further than amount received for
such advertisement.


The spoken word is given scant attention;
the printed word is thoughtfully weighed.
The spoken word barely asserts; the print-
ed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken
word is lost: the printed word remains.


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Gulf County Junior Miss This Weekend


by Carly Johnson
It is not about who is
the fairest of them all. But
more so, who has the whole
package of brains, fitness,
talent and poise.
And they will all be
vying for the title this week-
end of Gulf County Junior
Miss.
At 7:00 p.m. ET on
Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Port
St. Joe Elementary School
Auditorium, all of the hard
work for the past two
months will be exhibited
when the girls take the
stage.
And the girls each have
their own reason for being
there.
"At first I signed up for
the scholarship money,"
explained Port St. Joe High
senior Laura-Leigh
Clements. "Now after prac-
ticing and meeting new peo-
ple from all over the county,
I realized what a great expe-
rience this is for me.
'There hasn't been any
rivalry like in sports


between the two schools. It
has been a positive experi-
ence that I won't forget."
Clements, who is look-
ing for additional money for
college to continue her edu-
cation is like many of the
girls in the competition who
just need a little more help
to make dreams come true.
Sponsored by the Port
St. Joe Junior Service
League, the annual competi-
tion allows 12th grade girls
with a minimum of a 3.25
overall GPA to compete not
only for a coveted title, but,
more importantly, thou-
sands in dollars of scholar-
ship money.
This year, the field will
be made up of 18 senior
girls from both Port St. Joe
and Wewahitchka High
schools, explained Dawn
Alcorn, Gulf County Junior
Miss Coordinator.
'This scholarship com-
petition gives thousands of
dollars each year to girls in
our community to continue
their education," said


There will be 18 girls from Wewahitchka High and Port St. Joe High that will make up this year's field of Junior Miss contes-
tants. The girls, who are vying for thousands of dollars in scholarship money, have been practicing their talent, fitness routine and
interview skills for months.


Alcorn, a former contestant
herself from 1985.


Last year's Gulf County Junior Miss, Rachel Bixler, walked away with nearly $2,000 in schol-
arship money and went on to place second at the state competition last March.





new yea


"Community businesses
sponsor this competition
and really put a lot of money
back into the community."
With categories like
scholastic, poise, talent,
interview and fitness, the
girls will meet all day on
Saturday with judges who
will travel from outside the
area to decide the competi-
tion.
Jeena Breman, 17, a
senior at Wewahitchka High,
is continuing a family tradi-
tion by participating in this
year's event.
"My sister was involved
in Junior Miss in 2003 and I
saw all of the friends she
made and how much fun
she had and was really hop-
ing to be invited this year,"
Breman said. 'This has been
a great experience to meet
new people, but it has also
been a lot of hard work."
From practicing inter-
views and talents to
rehearsing the physical fit-
ness routine, dreams of the
future have 'kept !the. girls
going-through months of
preparation. "


Clements plans on going
to the private Baptist
College of Florida next year
and while the Bright
Futures Scholarship
Program will cover part of
her costs while she pursues
a major in youth ministries
and a minor in physical
education, it won't cover it
all.
'There are a lot of girls
participating because this is
a lot of scholarship money,"
Clements explained. "We are
all in the same shoes and
could all use the help."
Port St. Joe High School
guidance counselor Melissa
Ramsey believes in the
scholarship competition and
said the scholarships
offered to the girls in Gulf
County through Junior Miss
are wonderful and give girls
an excellent opportunity to
get money for college that is
not tied to the school.
Following the America's
Junior Miss motto, "Be .Your
Best Self," there will be no
.crowns or trophies for the
\winners, just cash. '!'
"Paged~ntry is really dis-


couraged" Alcorn said.
"This is about being a well-
rounded girl who has it all -
a combination of all positive
attributes."
And while the girls are
tuning their pianos and
doing their stretches in
preparation, the Junior
Service League of Port St.
Joe is working hard behind
the scenes to make the pro-
gram all it can be for the
contestants.
Alcorn and volunteer
Valerie Clayton both indicat-
ed that the production was a
lot of work for the Junior
Service League, although
well worth it.
"It is when we can sup-
port the young women of the
community," Alcorn said.
Attendees are encour-
aged to arrive early at the
auditorium for optimum
seating before last year's
winner Rachel Bixler and
Teri Palmer take the stage to
.emcee the program.: ,,
The cost of admission is
$51` at the : door. For. more
informiatii-on,'ontact AJcorn
at 229-2653.


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The Principal Is In: McFarland Takes Reins of Port St. Joe High School


by Tim Croft
In the baseball parlance
with which he is so familiar,
Duane McFarland has been
beckoned from the bullpen,
the game now his.
McFarland was tabbed
last month to become princi-
pal at Port St. Joe High
School, succeeding Tim
Wilder who moved to the dis-
trict offices as of November
as the county's newly-elected
Superintendent of Schools.
The principal's job specs
were opened district-wide
and attracted multiple candi-
dates, but Wilder, it turned
out, did not have to look far
to tap his ol' ball coach.
"We had qualified candi-
dates," Wilder said. "It
helped I was able to work
with Duane and see, in a
professional manner, what a
hard worker Duane is.
"He works all day and all
night to make that place bet-
ter."
McFarland is, Wilder
said, an even harder worker
than himself, which for any-


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keep you always.


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one who knows the hew
superintendent is saying
something.
When asked what he
brings to the table, what
characteristics will define his
tenure as principal, among
the first items out of
McFarland's mouth was hard
work.
"I'm very conscientious
of what I do," McFarland
said. "I hope I do well. I have
blood and sweat (expended)
here."
This latest move to
assume the reins of Port St.
Joe High School, in truth,
seems as if another exten-
sion of the arc McFarland
has navigated most of his
life.
He was born and raised
in Port St. Joe, was an out-
standing athlete, particularly
on the diamond, where he
was a pitcher and shortstop.
The Sharks were state
runners-up his freshman
year and reached the state
Final Four again in his junior
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McFarland graduated in
1978.
After earning his degree
at Livingston College, now
the University of West
Alabama, McFarland
returned to Port St. Joe to be
a teacher and a coach.
"Actually, I wanted to be
a head football coach in high
school," McFarland said.
He spent 16 years as a
physical education teacher
at Port St. Joe Elementary
School where he was also
the principal-designee for a
time and helped coach the
high school and middle
school baseball teams,
spending the 11 years as
head baseball coach of the
high school Sharks.
That tenure climaxed -
his fellow teachers and
administrators, but not his
players, knew it would be his
final year of coaching, having
chosen to pursue a degree in
educational leadership -
with the Class 3A state title
in 1997.
"That was amazing,"
McFarland said of going out
a state champion. "But after
15 years of intense coaching
I decided it was time to pro-
vide a better future for
myself and my family.
"I"ve just always wanted
to be in a position to help
kids. But it was a big transi-
tion. The practices I enjoyed,
the games I enjoyed, it was
the rest of the stuff that went
with (coaching) I didn't
enjoy."
In fact, ask McFarland
what he took away from
coaching and he won't rattle
off championships or trips to
the postseason, but the more
than 20 student/athletes


With his candy jar before him the container labeled Ashes of Problem Students Duane
McFarland has taken over as principal at Port St. Joe High School. He wears a reminder of his
previous tenure as athletic coach.


who earned the opportunity
to continue their education
beyond high school.
"That's the fortunate
thing about coaching, about
being with the kids,"
McFarland said.
The principal's job, he
noted, was another such
opportunity.
And whether he realized
at the time or not, his tenure
as a coach, at the middle
school, junior varsity and
varsity levels, and as physi-
cal education teacher at the
elementary school, provided
a baptism of sorts for the
higher rung on the ladder.
"I was with elementary


kids, with high school kids,
with middle school kids, I've
seen it all," McFarland said.
"I've had that exposure at all
age groups. It helps me with
my patience and how to deal
with kids of all ages."
McFarland spent the
past four years as assistant
principal at the high school,
learning under two princi-
pals, Chris Early and Wilder.
From each, McFarland
said, he gained valuable
lessons from Early, for
example, the patience to
work through issues and
problems; from Wilder, for
instance, the wisdom of
keeping abreast of everything
that happens at the school.
"He strives to do the
right thing," Wilder said, "to
serve the people, the stu-
dents and the teachers.
"He doesn't care what
people think as long as he's
doing the right thing."
McFarland's experience,
Wilder said, was a significant
tilter.
"You have to have that
experience," Wilder said.
"Without a doubt you have to
have that experience."
Of course, none of that
diffused the fundamental
strangeness of appointing a
guy who was once, when
Wilder was in high school,
his baseball and football


coach.
"It's a great example of
somebody working their way
up," Wilder said. "He was the
right choice at the right
time."
McFarland has hit the
ground running. He hopes to
bring technology enhance-
ments to the school, bolster
communication and work on
retaining and recruiting
teachers.
The latter is on the front
burner, with McFarland sud-
denly needing to replace two
members of the faculty as
testing for the Florida
Comprehensive Assessment
Test looms.
But the sense of satisfac-
tion from the work, the hard
work, is palpable.
"Every day when you
walk in this office it is some-
thing different," McFarland
said. "You don't have the
same job you had the day
before. It's the most chal-
lenging job you could think
of.
"But it takes team work.
I'm big on that. I'm blessed to
have the faculty that's here
at this school.
"I think I'm more of a
service leader, taking care of
the needs of our staff. If they
are taken care of, the stu-
dents will be taken care of."


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City Agrees to Purchase of Land for Water/Wastewater Plants

by Tim Croft company paid $12 million up at $8.5 million and the the DEP will just need to be Development to breathe life side of Garrison Avenue
It was an obvious dunk. front for water and sewer tap upgrade to the wastewater convinced," Jones said. into the project eight have opposite the Gulf/Franklin
With unanimity and fees. plant roughly $3.5 million. As to the upgrade of the contracts and up to six more Center.
scarcely a word of debate on The city intends to build The purchase was the wastewater plant, the city families or individuals are Barefoot Cottage
Tuesday night, Port St. Joe a new water plant on one next hurdle in what has awaits a DEP permit, which considering purchases. Subdivision, with 140 units,
city commissioners, during parcel of approximately six seemed like an endless series was applied for nearly a year "All 10 of that first and CQ's Bay Village, with
their regular bi-monthly acres which sits directly as the city attempts to ago, before it can go out for release we hope to close and 32 units, will be built along
meeting, approved the pur- across the road from the cur- upgrade its water plant and bids to solicit contractors for begin building in February, land near Butler's
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In other news and busi-
ness taken up on Tuesday:
Allen Cox provided an
update of Bridgeport, the
moderately-priced housing
development going up on
Avenue A near the intersec-
tion with Hwy. 71.
Of the 10 lots that were
part of the initial release by
The St. Joe Co. which is
partnering with Cox's CQ


about the initial response for
these first lots."
Interested buyers, Cox
added, represent cultural
and work background diver-
sity.
Commissioners provid-
ed development approval for
three new subdivisions.
One, Heron's Walk, a
development of roughly 50
units, will arise on the east


Restaurant.
Specifically, Bay Village
will sit on the old C.R. Smith
property, which has already
been razed of previous struc-
tures.
Barefoot Cottage will go
up on the other side of U.S.
98 near Port Realty.
Both lands have been
recently annexed into the
city.


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The City of Port St. Joe expects to go out for bids this month for the filtration system, similar
to this used during a pilot study last year, which will be central to a new water plant which will
tap into the city's freshwater canal.


chase of just under 11 acres
owned by The St. Joe Co.
The purchase price for
the 1/0.825 acres was
$345,604 and change.
It was unclear Tuesday
night exactly how the pur-
chase fits into the overall
deal the city has struck with
The St. Joe Co. by which the


rent facility.
The remaining parcel,
down the road and adjacent
to the wastewater treatment
plant, will be used to facili-
tate an upgrade of the waste-
water plant.
The $12 million was ear-
marked for construction of
the water plant estimated


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get off the Floridan Aquifer,
the underground limestone
sponge from which nearly all
of the region's water comes.
The city is due to adver-
tise this month for bids on
the filtration system which
will be central to tapping the
city's freshwater canal for
potable water.
A pilot study completed
last year provided the raw
data needed to proceed.
"It gave us what we
needed to go out for bids,"
said Philip Jones of Preble
Rish, the engineer on the
project.
The design work on the
system has been initiated
but it can not be completed
and finalized until a contrac-
tor and the number of com-
panies and systems is very
limited is selected.
The bid window will be
90 days.
It is likely, Jones said,
that it will take at least eight
months alone to permit the
project, with construction
not likely to begin until mid-
to late-2006.
Construction should
require about 12 months,
putting the plant on line by
late 2007.
A central issue for per-
mitting is the newness of the
technology, as applied to this
region of the Florida.
"There is only one sur-
face water plant in Northwest
Florida and that's in Bay
(County)," Jones said.
Port St. Joe's freshwater
canal, fed by the Chipola
River, is considered an even
more abundant source of
water than the Econfina
basin which feeds Bay
County's Deer Point Lake.
The water management
district, which has been urg-
ing coastal municipalities to
examine options for ground-
water sources, given, as
growth bangs on the door,
the expanding threat of salt-
water intrusion into drinking
water sources, supports the
city's efforts wholeheartedly.
The Florida Department
of Environmental Protection,
given the lack of precedence
in this district of the state,
will take a more circumspect
approach, Jones said.
'The technology is there,
we know what we are doing,


constructed and in the store
well before the time this
paper goes to press.
The message is simple:
reach out, however far you
can.


"I want people to give
what they are led to give,"
Duren said. "People need to
know other's hearts. We are
all challenged to show our
best."


to extend a hand, was a
chance to cross religious
barriers, to present a side of
America which, in many
parts of the world, is, unfor-
tunately, not often observed.
"This is an opportunity
for Christians to help
Muslims, with no obligation,"
Duren said. "This is an
opportunity to reach out to
our fellow man."
The effort is focused on
monetary donations. Relief
agencies are emphasizing
that due to logistics and dire
circumstances, cash money
is what would be most effec-
tive in assisting the folks in
South Asia.
Duren noted that send-
ing money permits those in
South Asia to buy needed
items in their own countries,
propping up their economies,
creating jobs.
The money collected will
go to the United Methodist
Committee on Relief, in part
because of their activism in
far-flung locales, in part
because of the percentage of
dollars that actually make it
to the ground.
"The reason we chose
that agency is their adminis-
tration fees are less than 10
percent," Duren said.
Duren said the response
so far the, box has only
been up since the weekend -
has been positive and grow-
ing.
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the residents of both Gulf and Franklin coun-
ties for their participation in our 4th Annual
Shoe Drive. We would also like to thank
Latonya Townsend of Early Headstart for
accepting and distributing the shoes. We col-
lected 209 pairs of shoes that are being dis-
tributed to those in need. Although the shoe
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Over 1100 People Received Assistance

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SOver $25,000 in Gifts,

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Thanks to the following Families, Volunteers, Organizations & Businesses
Committee Members & Arvida, The Star, Knights of Columbus, Bay County Salvation Army, Jerry Stokoe, Willie Ramsey,
Maureen Mitchell, Bunnie Miller, Lerinda Gingell, Eddie Giminez, Dick Race, Lyd Stokoe, Loretta Costin, Sandy Lieberman and Karen Taylor.

With Sincere Appreciation to the following:


Volunteers:
Angel from Rochester, NY
Sara Allen
Margie Andrews
Jennifer Brown
Tracy Browning
Judy Cosin
Billy Dixson
Faye Dixson
Sandra Feltrop
Bunnie & Jimmie Gainey
Paul & Linda Gant
Brenda Gortman
Helen Hamilton
Faye Jones
Jill Jones
Mary Dell Lowrey
Willie Mae Mason
Bernice Moore
Mother Nixson
Angela Paton
Desmond Peters
Jimmie Poole
John Reeves
Rev. & Mrs. Dan Rhodes
St. Joseph Catholic Church
Debbie Sumner
Karen Taylor
Mariea Whitfield
Florida Counselor on Crime & Delinquency -
53 Christmas gifts given
Brenda Gortman, Angela Patton, Mariea Whitfield'
53 handmade quilts distributed to Bay Medical Center


J Assistance came from all over Northwest Florida. 1B
Many wonderful surprises happened.
f People were so kind, interested & supportive of this program. `.
The late Kathryn Hepburn said, "Love is not in what you get, it's what you give."


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Contributors for Christmas Fund:
Rex & Anne Anderson
Bell Foundation Company
Forrest & Lucy Bennett
Bunko Girls
Jeff & Nancy Burgess
Comforter Funeral Home
Leonard & Loretta Costin
Jill,&Mike Davis .,
Dixie Belle Motel
First United Methodist Church, Men's Club
First United Methodist Church, Memorial Sunday School Class
James & Nell Froning
Joey & Karen George
Michael & Donna Grabarek
Hannon Insurance Agency
Patricia K. Hardman, PHD
Robert & Peggy Heacock
Les & Andrea Heard
Kurt & Maria Hofer
Bill Kennedy Family
William & Sandra Kennedy
Leonore E. Kusch
Christopher Andrew Mills
Delores A. Paton
Patricia R. Petrie
Ronald & Leisa Pickett
Pristine Pools
Jay & Heather Rish
Shirley L. Roberson
Natalie S. Shoaf
South Gulf County Ladies Club
Star Publishing Company
Higdon Swatts
The Entrance, Cape San Bias
John C. Gainous Post 10069 VFW
VFW Post 10069 Ladies Auxiliary
Larry & Kathryn Wilson
Charles & Deborah Wright


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The City of Mexico Beach Department of Public Safety, and the
Beaches Lions Club would like to thank those responsible for bring-
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gifts of toys and clothes and those who donated their time. The
Christmas Wishes program is in its fifth year. and the community
reception to this effort continues to grow.
THIS YEAR'S THANKS GOES OUT TO:
DRIFTWOOD INN WILLIAM HODGSON
FISH HOUSE RESTAURANT SHELL SHACK
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METCALF ELECTRIC & A/C THE BEACHES LIONS CLUB
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GCCC Education Encore


Gulf Coast community
College's Office of Lifelong
Learning announces Educa-
tion Encore classes for
Spring 2005, scheduled to
begin on Wednesday, Jan-
uary 26. Registration is cur-
rently open to all area adults
over 50, whether permanent
Florida residents of out-of-
state visitors. Beginning
January 26, classes will
meet at the Gulf/Franklin
campus in Port So. Joe on
six (6) consecutive Wednes-
day mornings and range in
subject from computer bas-
ics and beginning drawing to
genealogy and antiques. A
registration fee of $60.00 will
allow a participant in the
program to take one, two or
three classes.
Sandra Adkins, Educa-
tion Encore coordinator for
the Gulf/Franklin area,
announces a continuation of
previously popular classes as
well as additional partici-
pant-requested topics. Re-
turning computer instructor
Bill Baker will again teach
two classes of computer
basics as well as "Computer:
Internet and E-mail."


According to Ms. Adkins, Mr.
Barker's courses are limited
to the number of computers
available and generally fill up
during registration, so she
encourages interested partic-
ipants to register early for
Mr. Barker's classes.
Applications for GCCC's
Education Encore classes
are printed on the program's
brochure, available at the
Franklin/Gulf campus at
Port St. Joe, and distributed
to Franklin and Gulf County
libraries, chambers of com-
merce, and businesses.
Mildred Melvin will teach
a new course, "Nutrition
Now," which will focus on
aging and physiological
changes that affect the ways
our bodies respond to the
foods we eat. Participants
explore responsible and
healthy eating habits.
Marie Brusher, an ac-
complished artist from Bay
County, will return at popu-
lar request, to teach a two-
session workshop on water-
color. Incorporating lectures,
demonstrations, and hands-
on practice, this course will
cover watercolor processes


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and materials. Ms. Brusher
has prepared a required list
of basic materials for stu-
dents to bring to the work-
shop.
Tom Adams returns to
teach "Beginning Tai Chi." A
popular class for several
years, this active participa-
tion course will teach the
complete 24-posture se-
quence of Yang Style Short
Form, and is appropriate to
those students with no for-
mal experience with Tai Chi,
a low-impact exercise credit-
ed with improving circula-
tion, flexibility, strength, and
balance, and with particular
benefit to senior adults.
Participants should wear
comfortable clothing and
shoes for this class. Mr.
Adams will also teach an
advanced Tai Chi class,
which will include practice
on perfecting the 24-posture
sequence as well as intro-
duce selected Chi Gung exer-
cises. Adams studied Tai Chi
while living and working in
Asia.
"Antiques and Collec-
tibles," taught by Logan
Adams, will discuss the col-
lecting of antiques since the
19th century. Adams will
focus on decorative and util-
itarian ceramics and glass,
their visual and tactile quali-
ties, identification of objects,
and procuring appraisals.
Genealogist Laura
Moody will offer "Beginning
Genealogy" for students who
wish to research their fami-
lies' ancestors. Participants
will learn to locate and inter-
pret recorded materials. Ms.
Moody has prepared profes-
sional charts, forms and
research instructional sheets
for in-class distribution and
study.
Local writer Dawn
Radford will return to teach
two separate classes, "Span-
ish for Travelers" and
"Creative Writing." The
Spanish course will empha-
size techniques for commu-
nicating with non-English
speakers of Spanish, as well
as encourage understanding
and appreciation of the
Spanish language and its rel-
evant cultures. Students
,should expect games, songs,
and interaction. rather than
tests and grades. Ms.
Radford, who holds post-
graduate credentials in


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Spanish, has ordered a prac-
tical textbook (available at
Books-a-million in Panama
City) for the class and recom-
mends a paperback Spanish-
English dictionary for in-
class use.
"Creative Writing" is
structured to encourage
journal writing and the cre-
ation of finished works
(memoirs, poems, stories)
from journal entries. Stu-
dents will need notebooks
and pens and a desire to
write. Ms. Radford, who
holds MA-English and MFA-
Creative Writing degrees,
conducts this test-free writ-
ing workshop with open dis-
cussions, practical exercises,
individual critiques, and col-
laborative work.
Thom Lewis, of the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
and a resident of St. George
Island, will return to teach
"Bird Watching and Identifi-


cation"." A popular class for
several years, the course will
teach basic tools and skills
needed to enjoy finding and
viewing area birdlife. Stu-
dents at all levels of birding
experience will be guided in
developing their skills and
knowledge of location, tim-
ing, viewing and identifica-
tion.
Shirley Brown, national-
ly recognized photographer
from Bay County, will return
to teach her popular course
on digital and film cameras.
Students are expected to
provide their own cameras,
film, and developing. Ms.
Brown will discuss the histo-
ry of photography, as well as
camera operation and main-
tenance, lighting details and
photo restoration.
Interested adults are
invited to a special Educa-
tion Encore reception at Gulf
Coast Community College's
Gulf/Franklin campus at


1:00 p.m. on Wednesday,
January 19, for introduc-
tions to Education Encore
staff, instructors, and class-
es. Former and potential stu-
dents may attend the recep-
tion to learn more about the
program, meet fellow partici-
pants, and enjoy free
refreshments.
Education Encore is an
education opportunity for
adults over 50 who wish to
participate in enriching per-
sonal, social, academic, and
cultural learning experi-
ences. Courses involve a
stress-free format free of
tests and grades. Interested
adults may learn more about
the program by attending the
January 19 reception, by
accessing the Education
Encore web site
(http://lll.gulfcoast.edu/enc
ore), or by calling (850)872-
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Dalton Upchurch, background center, examines the gold coin he just received from George
Core, foreground, as Tax Collector Shirley Jenkins, second from right, beams with her's in hand.
As part of a tradition he has maintained for decades, Core, after swearing in each elected offi-
cial, hands each a commemorative coin.


Elected Officials From PageIA


to see that."
He also intends to
expand the D.A.R.E. drug
prevention program in
schools and bolster the
School ResOurcerOffite4kr-io-
gram'.ci : i. '
I Norris, who has been in
the clerk's office for more
than two decades, said her
immediate task was largely a
change of chairs.
The responsibilities that
reside with the occupant of
that chair are familiar to
Norris, though the heavy lift-
ing now begins.
'The real job begins
now," Norris said. "Getting
here was hard, now the real
hard work begins."
While there were new
faces, the setting and atmos-
phere, of faith and service,
served to demonstrate the
uniquely Gulf County DNA.
Judge Fred Witten, with
a mix of humor and gravitas,
welcomed the candidates to
the official club.
"Some days this busi-
ness of public service is
rewarding," Witten said.
"Some days it's a burden."
He said there would be


mornings when those elected
would stumble to the mirror
and wonder "what in the
world have I gotten myself in
to." .;
'" iBut thie ewardis, the sat-
isfaction:-were balm for the
headaches, the wounds to
the ego, that would be
encountered over the next
four years.
And, as he has since
1952, George Core did the
official duties of swearing in
the group, providing some
nuggets of advice and a gold
coin to remember the
moment.
It is a moment, with the


courtroom overflowing with
friends, family and well-
wishers, which Colbert said
he has never experienced
with jaded eyes, even though
Tuesday; was his, sixth such
ceremony.
."I lok out there and see
those people and remember
how wonderful it is, how
great they are," Colbert said,
adding that it still amazed
him that so many went into
that voting booth and filled
in the circle beside his name.
"You see those folks out
there and think we are very
lucky. It's a humbling experi-
ence."


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by Tim Croft
The travails of youth
were on display over the hol-
iday weekend as the host
Port St. Joe Sharks finished
third in the Gulf County
Classic, played Dec. 28-30.
The Sharks opened
sharply, lost their offensive
spark in day two and com-
pleted the tournament
strong in pushing their
record on the season to 5-6.
"We have played a mur-
derer's row of a schedule,"
said Coach Derek Kurnitsky,
noting that the Sharks oppo-
nents to date including
Tuesday night's foe
Tallahassee Godby, have put


up a combined 78-38 record
thus far this season.
"We're still searching for
our identity a little bit,"
Kurnitsky continued. "It's
taken the first 11 games to
get our rotation down.
"The games were are
concerned with are our dis-
trict games. We want to be
peaking in January and
February."
Timber Creek out of the
Orlando area won the
Classic, downing Palm Beach
Wellington in the final.
Port St. Joe defeated
Lake City Columbia 66-52 to
take third; Madison County
beat Jacksonville Bolles for


fifth and Florida Prep, with a
victory over Brooksville
Central, took seventh in the
eight-team tournament.
Port St. Joe's Randall
Johnson was named to the
all-tournament team along
with Matt Stovall of Timber
Creek, Robbie Smith and
Danny Ryan of Wellington
and Kendrick Williams of
Columbia.
Lem Jean Pierre, a 6-
foot-6 wing for Timber Creek
was the tournament's Most
Valuable Player.
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A full-throttle second
quarter proved the difference
in the Sharks' opening game
of the tournament.
With Reshard Rouse -
who had a double-double
with 18 points and 10
rebounds and Johnson (12
points)leading the way, the
Sharks downed a team
which would not lose anoth-
er game in the tournament.
"It was a good way to
start the tournament,"
Kurnitsky said. 'They were a
good athletic team and they
won their next two games."
The difference proved to
a second period in which the
Sharks out-scored Madison


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County 22-9, with Madison
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Score by Quarters
Sharks 18 22 10 20-70
Rams 15 9 14 20-58
PSJ (70)- Mike Quinn 8, Ashton
Larry 11, Randall Johnson 12,
Bart Lowry 2, Reshard Rouse 18,
Ash Parker 9, Daniel Welsh. M/
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The Sharks also had lit-
tle of an answer for
Wellington's size, which
included a front-court with
no starter under 6-foot-4.
Still, the Sharks were
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Ashton Larry leads the team
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the fourth quarter before
Wellington used a final surge
to secure the win.
Johnson led the Sharks,
who had no one in double
figures in scoring, with nine
points.
'Their size hurt us a lot,"
Kurnitsky said. "And we did-
n't shoot that well. We played
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GIRLS
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Sharks Soccer
PORT ST. JOE 2, WALTON HIGH 1
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29
The Sharks, in their
second season at Port St.
Joe High School, put
another mark in the win
column as they took down
Walton.
The team won its
matchup against Walton
High, a much larger, 3A
school, 2-1 on Monday,
Nov. 29.
Sophomore Mica
Ashcraft scored both goals
for the Sharks, the first
with an assist from Jimmy
Curry and the second on a
direct kick.
According to coach

Gator Basketball
WEWAHITCHKA 34, BLOUNTSTOWN 62
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14
In the last game for the
Gators of 2004, Wewahtich-
ka hosted Blountstown and
received a whipping in the
process.
Scoring only four points
in the first quarter, the
Gators were up against a
much better team, said
coach.Richard Hollensworth.
"Blountstown has a real-
ly great team," Hollensworth
explained. "Even when they
lose good players, they still
come back and reload each
year."
However, the Gators did
begin to make a comeback in
the fourth quarter, scoring
11 points to the Tigers six
points.
"We are still trying to find
our niche," Hollensworth
said of his 0-3 district team.
"We are still looking for our
high scorer and leading scor-
er.
"We had a difficult
schedule at the beginning of
the season and I think we
will improve as the season
goes on."
The Gators will have
back-to-back games to kick
off 2005 when they play host
to Altha at 7 p,m, CT on
Thursday, Jan. 6 and then
travel to Port St. Joe to face
the Sharks at 7 p.m. CT on
Friday, Jan. 7.
Score by Quarters
Wewa 4 11 8 11-34
Blntstwn 1623 17 6-62
WHS (34)- Trannon Myers 9,
Johnny Jones 2, Trey Goodwin
7, Dee Baker 9, Ryan Ranie
2and Jacob Jordan 3. Kody
Bidwell
Wewahitchka- Boys Dee
Baker
In the final game of
2004, Dee Baker, a sopho-
more shooting guard for the
Gators, scored nine points
against Blountstown.


Dixie Youth Baseball


Meeting Rescheduled
The meeting scheduled
for Thursday, January 13,
has been changed to
Thursday, January 20, at
6:00 p.m. at the Stac house
on Eighth Street.
New officers will be elect-
ed and vacant coaching posi-
tions will be filled for the
upcoming season,
All interested parties are
encouraged to attend.


Curry, all of the players
worked very hard up
against a larger and
stronger opponent and
proved that they wanted
the win more.
PORT ST. JOE 1, MOSLEY 2
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2
It was a week of
changes for the Port St. Joe
Sharks' boys soccer team.
The Sharks experi-
enced their first loss to
Mosley last Thursday, 2-1
and said farewell to a
coach.
Ashcraft was once
again the lone scorer for
the Sharks who led the
game through the first half,
1-0.
It wasn't until late in
the third quarter that
Mosley rallied back and
then got the winning goal
on a penalty kick in the
final minutes of the game.
Mosley was the only
team to defeat, and tie, the
Sharks in their inaugural
season last year.
After the loss last week,
the Sharks said goodbye to
head coach Paul Sabiston
who is moving out of state.
"Paul was chiefly
responsible for getting the
soccer team at the high
school level," Coach Curry
said. "He really took an
interest in this sport local-
ly and we will miss him."
According to Ashcraft,
Sabiston will leave a posi-
tive mark on each of the
players for the past two
years.
"He really made us
work hard to win," Ashcraft
said.
Sabiston will be re-
placed by Andy Hayes who
played soccer at Clemson
University and is'currently'
an engineer at Tyndall Air
Force Base.

PORT ST. JOE 4, SOUTH WALTON 1

PSJ Baseball


Signs Renewal
The Port St. Joe baseball
team will get their 2005 sea-
son underway on February
12th with a 100 inning and
alumni game. A week, later,
the Sharks will host a pre-'
season classic on February
18-19.
It is time for past sup-
porters to renew their com-
mitment for fence signs for
the upcoming season. The
renewal fee is $100, and can
be sent to head coach,
Chuck Gannon, at Port St.
Joe Elementary School at the
following address: Port St.
Joe Baseball, 2201 Long
Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL
32456.
Those who are interested
in purchasing a new sign,
the fee is $300. Please have
the business information to
Coach Gannon as soon as
possible so the signs can be
ordered.
"Port St. Joe baseball is
very thankful to all our sup-
porters and the continual
growth of such a tremendous
group. We are grateful for the
continued support you show
to our program. I hope to see
you at the ballpark," said
Coach Gannon.
For more information,
contact Chuck Gannon at
227-1221 or 229-9030.


MONDAY, DECEMBER 6
On Monday night, the
Sharks traveled to South
Walton and made the trip
worthwhile, winning 4-1.
Krum scored the first
goal for Port St. Joe and
was assisted by Gibbons.
Jimmy Curry made a
textbook shot from the
wings that went over the
head of the goalie to score
the second goal of the night
while Ashcraft nailed a
header, with across-pass
assist from Krum to give
the Sharks a 3-1 lead.
Ellmer, assisted with
an outstanding field-length
kick by Sparks, got the ball
in the net for the final goal.
The boys will next trav-
el to Jefferson County for a
2 p.m. ET game on
Saturday, Dec. 11.



Lady Sharks

Soccer
PORT ST. JOE 2, SNEADS 5
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29
Although the Lady
Sharks' soccer team fell 5-2
to Sneads last week, they
still hold a respectable 3-5
district record.
'These girls have really
improved over last year,"
explained coach Randy
Brockman. "I am really
proud of all of their effort."
In the game against
Sneads, Jenny Garth and


Kate Shoaf put both points
on the board with assists by
Elizabeth Gibson.
Outstanding midfielders
were Beth Cordova,
Samantha Plessinger,
Gibson and Elizabeth
Kilbourn.


Tiger Si

great defense, we just could-
n't convert anything."
Score by Quarters
Sharks 10 10 11 8-39
Lions 13 11 15 19-58
PSJ (39)- Quinn 7, Lany 8,
Johnson 9, Lowry 4, Rouse 4,
Arsenio Sanders 2, Parker 3,
Beard 2.
WHS (58)- Ryan 23, Lucas 2,
Bieln 5, Excellent 4, Best 2,
Wilmington 2, Smith 11, Howell
9.

PORT ST. JOE 66, LAKE CITY
COLUMaIA 52
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30
The Sharks played what
Kurnitsky described as their
best 32 minutes of the year
in taking third place in the
tournament and upping
their record to 5-6 with a win
over Columbia.
The Sharks built an
early lead, watched as
Columbia narrowed the mar-
gin before breaking the game
open in the final minutes to
secure the win.
Randall Johnson led
four Sharks in double figures
with 15 points. Mike Quinn
added 13, Reshard Rouse
and Ash Parker 11 apiece.
Johnson and Quinn
each had eight rebounds.
"It was probably the best
game we've played this year,


PORT ST. JOE 0, MACLAY 8
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30
The Lady Sharks suf-
fered another loss last
Tuesday as they fell 8-0 to
Maclay at home.
No statistics were avail-


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able from this game.

PORT ST. JOE 5, EAST HILL 2
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4
Port St. Joe rebounded
from two earlier losses to
beat East Hill on Saturday at
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To: The Community
From: The Christmas on the Coast Committee

It is with great pleasure that we say thank you. Thank
you for so many reasons. Without the wonderful people
in our community, each and every one of you, this years
Christmas on the Coast event would not have been com-
plete. To the many of you who made the effort to partic-
ipate in the parade, we realize the commitment required
by you and /or your organization to get involved, and we
say thank you. Without you there would have been no
parade for the many spectators who lined Reid Avenue to
watch.
For the many people who came to view the magic
thank you. This year's parade was so special because of all
the smiling faces of the many young and young at heart.
The night could not have been better. Thank you for
coming.
For the volunteers, many of you gave countless hours
to ensure that ever detail was complete, much like Santa's
elves, you worked until the final hour. Thank you.

A big thank you for the non-profit groups who filled
our evenings with warm food and drinks, making money
that ultimately provides better services for our communi-

ty.
For the sponsors, thank you is never enough. We real-
ize that we are so fortunate to live in this community
where so many are willing to contribute the, money to

support or endeavors. We ask that when you see the
sponsors, tell hemj.rlsthow much you appreciate them:
We look forwward to mtnaking next year's Christras on
the Coast even better. Thank you for sharing in our com-
munity's holiday festival.

Sincerely,
Sandy Bish, Event Chairperson
Sandra Chafin
Chief James Heresy
Tonya Nixon
Paula Ramsey Pickett
Rev. Bill Taylor


SPONSORS
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Gulf County Tourist Development Council

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St. Joe Town & Resorts
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The Star


VOLUNTEERS
Melody Nelson
Mark & Lori Beightol
Regina Washabaugh
Gerald Shearer
Steve Mork
Bob Phillips
Rev. Dan Rhodes
Marylou Cumbie
Wanda Bailey
The Bouington Trio
Rev. Lee Cordell


Mayor Frank. Pate
The Gulf Alliance for Local Arts
Jimmy Rogers
Jimmy Griffin
Ed Creamer
Kyle Pickett
St. Joe Police Department


Getting Rid of


by Carly Johnson
Now that the gifts that
took so long to pick out and
wrap have been opened, the
question remains: What to
do with all of the trash?
And don't forget about
the live Christmas trees,
wreaths and other decora-
tions that were a must-have
to deck the halls this year.
As all of this piles up on
decks and in living rooms,
never fear, because, depend-
ing on location, it may all be


However, Harrelson
warns that no food or haz-
ardous chemicals including
cups, will be taken.
'Trash boxes and trees
must be completely free of
food for it to be taken to the
landfill," Harrelson said.
"And the trash must be
bagged and everything
should be put by the road or
alley for pickup."
The city will also provide
a separate pickup aside from
regular trash pickup for


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Trash and post-holiday refuse are slowly but surely being collected throughout Gulf County.
Officials asked that boxes and trees be cut down for easier loading.


a memory after garbage day.
According to Jana
Harrelson with the City of
Port St. Joe, the city cus-
tomers will be able to have
trash and trees, without dec-
orations, picked up at regu-
lar sites by the city's
provider, Big Wheels.


metal refuse.
As long as metal prod-
ucts are filtered and com-
pletely separated from the
regulartrash, this includes
old swing sets that have been
broken down and other
metal trash are placed by the
alleyway or road, once a


Games From age 13


home 5-2 to add another
mark in the win column.
Statistics were not avail-
able for this game.
PORT ST. JOE 2, SOUTH WALTON 3
MONDAY, DECEMBER 6
,On Monday, the Lady
Siarks traveled to ,04th
Wa.on ar*, althouo tey
put fTsa4 valiant effrt, lo~
the game 3-2.
"It was kind of upsetting
for the girls because we have
.beat South Walton before,"
Brockman explained. "But
the girls fought hard and
should be proud of their
effort."


Goalie Samantha Denton
had 14 saves for the game
with, what Brockman called,
"two highlight film saves"
that kept their opponent's
score down.
Co-captain Garth, a cen-
ter-forward. made seven
shots on the goal and scored
one of the,two goals of the
night.
The second goal was
Scored by Gibson on a penal-
ty kick.
The Lady Sharks will
now travel to Chipley on
Monday, Dec. 13, for a 7
p.m. ET game.


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John Best
Deacon John Best was
born May 15, 1911 in
Calhoun County, and
departed this life on January
1, 2005.
His loving wife, Margaret
Best preceded him in death.
Deacon Best was a God
fearing man. He resided in
Port St. Joe. He was a devot-
ed member and ordained
deacon of First Born
Holiness Church, which was
later renamed The First born
Church of the Living God in
Port St. Joe. Deacon Best
was a true servant to his
church and the community
in which he lived.
Deacon Best leaves to
cherish his memories and
the celebration of his pres-
ence with the Lord, nine chil-
dren, Willie Pennman, John


Best, Jr., Noah Best, William
Best, Samuel (Shelly) Best,
Ulyssee Best, Mary
Pennman, Essia (John)
Underwood and Wanda
(Mitchell) Smiley; one sister,
Rosa Davis: one sister-in-
law, Cleo Bess; numerous
grandchildren, great-grand-
children, a host of nieces,
nephews, cousins, other rel-
atives and friends.
Funeral service will be
held Saturday, January 8,
at 1:00 p.m. EST at
Thompson Temple First Born
Church of the Living God.
Interment will follow in
Forest Hill Cemetery. A visi-
tation will be held Friday,
January 7, from 5:30 p.m.
until 7:00 p.m. EST at the
church.
All services are under
the direction of the
Comforter Funeral Home.


by the road and is complete-
ly free of decorations; we will
remove it with other yard
trash that we usually pick up
throughout Wewahitchka."
Minchew also said that if
boxes are broken down and
can be placed inside a trash
can, they will also be
removed.
For those not residing
inside the city limits of Port
St. Joe or Wewahitchka, but
still in Gulf County, there are
a few more stipulations, but
Christmas trash that once
held treasure will also be
taken away.
According to Waste
Management of Panama
City, the group that provides
garbage pickup for county
residents, they will pick up
yard waste on regular routes. -
Christmas trees and
other limbs under six feet tall
will be removed on the regu-
lar route.
It is suggested that those
who have trees taller or wider
than six feet should cut the
trees down for easy pick up.
Also, anything small
* enough to be put in the stan-
dard can will be taken and it
was suggested that all boxes
be broken down.
If there are items left for
pickup that are larger than
the specifications, Waste
Management will need to do
a site survey and a fee will be
incurred by the resident.
An employee said that
the company expects to pick
up more garbage during the
holiday season and asked
that residents be courteous
to those retrieving the trash.
Also, residents in city
limits and throughout the
county are urged by all offi-
cials to be patient as crews
will be slowed by the
increased amount of trash.
For questions about
trash pick up in Port St. Joe,
call 229-8247 for more infor-
mation.
In Wewahitchka, call
City Hall at 639-2605 and in
Gulf County contact Waste
Management at 871-2760 for
more information.


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week the city will provide
pickup service.
In Wewahitchka, the city
will pick up regular trash at
regularly scheduled times
and will also pick up limbs
and tree debris with no deco-
rations that are placed by
the road, explained city man-
ager Don Minchew.
"We will take your
Christmas tree away, but we
won't go into your house and
get it," Minchew explained
with a laugh. "If it is placed


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"We aren't even touching
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McGill said of the company's
foray into pre-manufactured -
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company an extremely effi-
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"For every job here (at
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Along the way, the
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foreseeable future.
"At the truss mill we will
double production in the
next two' years,f McGill
noted.
The company is current-
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officials on a deal in which it
would purchase all but one
lot in the Industrial Park in
which to build a 50,000
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That expansion is
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week taking samples from
the side walls of trenches in
areas already cleared, just to
ensure that all impacted
soils have been removed.
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we are supposed to," Arnold


explained, as he dug with a
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Arnold follows DEP
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how many jars he will fill.
"We have a good system,"
Arnold said.
Provided the final test
results are what is expected,
Hamilton said he would com-
plete his report by sometime
next month.
"I am hopeful I will be
able to have a full report
completed and submitted to
the DEP in 45 days,"
Hamilton said.
Hamilton also intends to
make presentations to
another meeting of the local
Brownfield working group
and the Port St. Joe city
council next month.
There will be one
remaining area of concern,
an area north of the old
maintenance area but not
quite to the sea'wall.
In that area is a minute
level of solvent contamina-
tion, Hamilton said, at levels
just above those for safe
drinking water.
The levels have been
gradually dropping over the
past several years and
Smurfit and the state have
agreed that at this time the
area requires simply contin-
ued monitoring to ensure
that degradation continues.
Hamilton noted, howev-
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the site already prohibits the
use of shallow groundwater
for "anything."
It is important to remem-
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Working along the side wall of a trench near what was the maintenance shop, Dave Arnold,
with Malcom Pirnie, contracted to complete the mill abatement process, jars up dirt samples des-
tined for a Tampa lab.


that the mill site is being
remediated to "industrial"
standards.
That was done for two
central reasons.
One, final design plans
for what development The St.
Joe Co. might propose for the
120-plus acre parcel were
unknown as the time
Smurfit and the DEP were
crafting a remediation plan.
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Authority's ongoing effort to
gain a grasp of at least a por-


tion of the land left another
unknown integer in the
equation.
"Those were the two
chief reasons we went to
industrial standard levels,"
Hamilton said.
However, he added,
should The St. Joe Co.'s
plans eventually come to
fruition, and residential
units are built, the company
would be required to update
the risk study that has been
done to bring the site to res-


idential standards.
The effort and cost to do
so, Hamilton said, would be
"minimal."
For example, the materi-
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could be picked up again,
sent to a batch plant and
become future roadway and
be within all guidelines and
rules.
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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
January 10, 2005.
Classes will be held from
5:30 to 9:30 p.m. for ten
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).



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Outlook 2005: Moderation Is Key P

As this year rapidly income investor is a mere 1.8 pen in the future. As a investments, including cur-
winds to a close, investors percent, if inflation doesn't result, you should diversify rency risks, political, social ,
need to take time to evaluate change your holdings by looking for and economic risks.
which direction their invest- Assuming inflation stays quality issues with dividend Stocks should see better
ments are heading and pre- low, that 1.8 percent -is growth potential, rather than returns: As far as the stock .


pare as best they can for the no'
road ahead. In the coming tha
year, income investors enj
should consider adding dec
bonds with shorter maturi- edg
ties and even dividend-pay- tha
ing stocks to their portfolios, boi
while equity investors may dov
want to consider healthcare
and consumer staples com- inv
panies. Let's take a look at ad
some of the major factors ma
influencing the economic ing
and market outlook for 2005. Th:
Income investors may onl
have a challenging time: yea
interest rates are expected to sto
rise further in the coming mo
year, given, the continued ad(
strength of the U.S. economy sto
and the need to contain inc
inflationary pressures. mo
Therefore, fixed income ally
investors may struggle to cai
achieve a meaningful return tec
once inflation is factored in. ror
With 10-year Treasury notes grc
now offering an annual
return of just over four per- mi
cent, and CPI averaging mo
around 2.4 percent, the tha
annual real return for an gue


Working


by Ralph C. Roberson, CPA
Many more taxpayers
beyond the family unit will
benefit from the Working
Families Tax Relief Act
signed by President Bush in
October, 2004. The new law
provides tax relief mainly by
extending individual and
business tax cuts passed in
earlier legislation that would
have expired in 2004, and
includes some new provi-
sions.
Winning Individuals
Individuals who file joint
returns and have children
under age 17 benefit the
most. They get the advan-
tages of marriage penalty
relief, the lower, 10% tax:
bracket on income up to
$14,000 that would have
decreased to $12,000 and
the $1,000 child tax credit
that was scheduled to
decrease to $700 in 2005.
All individuals will bene-
fit from the increase in the
end point for -the 15% tax
bracket., The, higher AMT
exemption also means that
fewer taxpayers will be sub-
ject to the Alternative
Minimum Tax. The increased
standard deduction will ben-
efit those taxpayers that do
not itemize. deductions.
Florida taxpayers that item-
ize deductions will benefit
from a new provision that
allows a deduction-for sales
tax paid. The deduction
amount can be determined
by substantiating with actu-
al receipts or by using a table
based on income prepared by
the IRS. You may increase
the table deduction amount
by sales taxpaid for certain
large items-such as a boat or
vehicle.
Winning Businesses
Businesses large and
small benefit from the new
law. These business incen-
tives were not expected to be
included in the final tax
package, and they differ from
the individual extenders in
that they are extending pro-
visions that had already
;expired.
Businesses may benefit
from research and develop-
ment tax credits, and the
Welfare-to-Work opportunity
tax credit that rewards
employers for hiring econom-
ically disadvantaged individ-
uals.
The enhanced deduction
for charitable contributions
of qualified computers is
extended for contributions
made in tax years beginning
in 2003 and before 2006. To
encourage business dona-
tions of computers and relat-
ed equipment mainly to
schools and libraries, the tax
law allows a deduction in
excess of basis.
The IRS is going after
abusive tax shelters with a
vengeance. It, requested
Congress to include stiffer
penalties to back up current
anti-abuse rules. However
Congress deemed the
increase penalties would be
revenue raisers, and not
appropriate for this Bill.
No Losers
There are no losers in
this tax Bill. All provisions
give away tax dollars that
otherwise had been sched-
uled to be collected. The bill
contains no revenue offsets.
There are still some expiring
provisions of earlier tax legis-
lation that need attention


where near the real return
it income investors have
oyed during the last two
cades. And if inflation
ges up even slightly -
at return will vanish, and
nd prices will adjust
wvnward as well.
As a result, income
'estors should consider
ding bonds with shorter
iturities and dividend-pay-
g equities to their portfolio.
at's because recently for
ly the second time in 40
rs dividend yields on
cks.have been higher than
ney market yields. In
edition, during these years,
cks in the S&P 500 have
reased their dividends by
Ire than five percent annu-
y. That means investors
n gain a measure of pro-
tion in a rising rate envi-
mnent because of dividend
iwth prospects.
It is important to keep in
nd that stocks do carry
6re risk than bonds, and
it past performance is no
arantee of what will hap-


Famili


soon. These include the cap-
ital gains tax rate expiring
after 2008, and the section
179 $100,000 depreciation
deduction set to expire after
2005.;


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Phone
850-227-7979
Fax
850-227-7980

2950 W. Hwy 98
Port St. Joe, FL
32456


reaching for stocks with the
highest available dividend
yield.
The international econo-
my will slow: the world eco-
nomic boom and surging
commodity, prices did help
push inflation marginally
higher during 2004. The
global economy literally
moved from a "bust" to a
"boom" over the last 18
months. However, growth is
expected to slow, with com-
modity prices including oil
stabilizing or declining in
the coming year.
As a result of this slow-
down, the economy will like-
ly establish a more sustain-
able pattern of moderate
growth combined with low
inflation, which is good news
for U.S. consumers and
businesses. However, the
"boom" ,could turn to a
"bust" if the costs of goods
and services continue .to rise
because commodity prices
move even higher;.
There are special risks
associated with international


es Tax


04
This article 'written by
Ralph C. Roberson, partner
in the CPA firm of Roberson
and Friedman, P.A., with
offices in Port St. Joe and
Apalachicola.


market is concerned, the
next two years should see
periods of more attractive
returns as investors add
"quality" stocks to their equi-
ty portfolios, versus more
speculative concerns, now
that the economy is improv-
ing.
While stocks paused a.
bit during 2004 due to con-
cerns about interest rate
increases, terrorism, the
American elections, and the
war in Iraq, it is not unusual
for them to do so during an
economic recovery once the
Federal Reserve begins to'
raise rates. Stock investors
should take comfort in the
fact that equities tend to per-
form best during periods of
moderate earnings growth
and modest inflation, and
that's what appears to lie
ahead for 2005. An invest-
ment in stocks will fluctuate
such that investors' shares
when redeemed may be
worth more or less than the
original investment.
These are just a few of
rthe major themes to be on
the lookout for in the coming
year. Now may be a good
time to plan a review with
your financial consultant, to
make sure your investment
outlook is a good one.
This article was provided
by Alan McCurley of A.G.
Edwards & Sons, Inc.,
Member SIPC. 877-921-
0045.


Mixed Commercial Acreage


Just over 3 acres with 380 feet on Highway 71.
Centrally located between Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe, this
property is zoned mixed residential/commercial. Rare find!
Offered at $100,000 MLS#100042


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/ PROPERTY MANAGER NEEDED

for vacation rental company

Seeking highly qualified individual for top management position
in the vacation rental property industry.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Anchor Vacation Properties, Inc. is a privately held Florida corpora-
tion licensed under the Florida Division of Hotels operating in the business of vacation/rentalprop-
erty management. AVP has five offices and manages 350+ vacation rental properties located between
Franklin, Gulf and Bay Counties including St. Joe Beach/Mexico Beach, Cape'San Bias/Indian Pass,
St. George Island, Apalachicola, and Carrabelle.
POSITION FOCUS: (1) Office Management: Monitor and coordinate staffing requirements with
Human Resources Director (HR); monitor/evaluate employee performance. (2) Knowledge of
Inventory: Establish and maintain strong personal knowledge of every unit and unit owner in AVP's
St. Joe Beach/Mexico Beach inventory including familiarity with established rental rates, past and
current performance of individual units, and individual owner's preferences/demands/expectations as
they relate to management performance. (3) Evaluation of Inventory: Monitor and evaluate produc-
tivity of inventory and recommend revised'action plans to increase productivity and performance. 4)
Owner Relations: Communicate regularly and "as needed" with individual property owners in the
facilitation of company business. Expedite functions as designated within AVP's Property
Management Agreement between AVP and individual homeowners. (5) Customer Service:
Communicate and follow-up with rental guests as necessary. (6) Facilitation of Business: Delegate spe-
cific tasks to the appropriate departments) and monitor departments) to ensure prompt performance
completion. (7) New Unit Acquisitions: Monitor and communicate with property owners of poten-
tial properties to recruit as new rental units under AVP management. (8) Public Relations: Cultivate
positive relationships with customers, owners, local business owners, local community/civic/business
organizations, media, and key members of the community. (9) Availability: Manager to ensure ade-
quate coverage of operations is in place at all times.
QUALIFICATIONS: *Leadership skills prioritize, delegate, and ensure compliance.
*Communication skills demonstratequality written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
*Analytical skills evaluate status of company performance and productivity; analyze and solve prob-
lems; efficiently handle multiple duties under pressure with minimal supervision. *Foresight and
Creativity essential skills for a constantly evolving customer service industry. *Personality self con-
fident, strong energy, and ability to maintain composure under pressure. *Computer skills individ-
ual should be computer literate with skills preferred in Excel Spreadsheet software and. Word
Processing software and trainable with company's network rental software.
REPORTING PARAMETERS: Property Manager reports directly to the President/CEO.
COMPENSATION: Commensurate with experience. Incentive based bonus is offered, along with
potential to qualify for annual company trip.
JOB LOCATION: St. Joe Beach/Mexico Beach available immediately.


PREFERENCE IS TO FILL THIS POSITION BY JAN. 31, 2005.

Anchor is an equal opportunity employer.


850-653-36


Contact: Judy Salma, Human Resources Manager
24 850-653-3222 (Fax) judys@florida


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In photo Jim Norton, represennng Alrrea a. auronT
Foundation, presents check of $15,000 to Joyce Watters,
development director for the Central Panhandle Chapter
American Red Cross.

duPont Foundation Presents Grant to Red Cross


The Alfred I. duPont
Foundation's Board
President,: Robert Nedley,
presented a grant in the
amount of $15,000 to the
Central Panhandle Chapter
of the American Red Cross.
'The philanthropic foun-


dation has been a benefactor
and member of the Clara
Barton Society for a number
of years. Board member, Jim
Norton delivered the check to
the American Red Cross just
in time for a very welcome
holiday surprise.


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Madison Leigh Burkett

Madison Has Arrived


Angel and Richie
Burkett of Port St. Joe
would like to announce the
birth of their daughter,
Madison Leigh Burkett.
Madison was born at
Gulf Coast Hospital on
December 13. She weighed
eight pounds, five ounces


Wayne Rowlett, Realtor


SMOOTH MOVE!
Planning to buy a home?
One question you may ask is,
'When can I move in?" This
question may have many pos-
sible answers.
Real estate purchases are
created with an Agreement of
Sale or Purchase Contract.
This document spells out all
items agreed upon by both
buyers and sellers, including
basics like the purchase price,
the terms of payment and the
closing date.
The closing .date is that
day on which the buyers trans-
fer funds to the sellers, and the
sellers deed the property to the
buyers, concluding the trans-
action. Another important
item is the "possession" date,
when the sellers transfer phys-
ical possession of the property
to the buyers.
Often, that date coincides
with the "closing" date once
the buyers have paid for the
home, and have a deed, it is


and was 20 1/4 inches long.
Her maternal grandpar-
ent is Judy Harrelson -of
Wewahitchka. Paternal
grandparents are Eugene
and Brenda Burkett of
Wewahitchka, and her
great-grandparent is Inez
Murphy of Port St. Joe.


dwell Banker Forgonen Coast Realh)
logical that they should also be
allowed to occupy the home.
Nevertheless, other dates are
sometimes chosen for posses-
sion. allowing the sellers time
to move after the closing, or to
accommodate special needs of
the buyers to move early.
If any day other than the
"closing date" is chosen for
possession, a temporary occu-
pancy agreement should be
attached to the purchase
agreement, including condi-
tions of occupancy, rent to be
paid.'and the responsibilities of
all parties. Be certain the "pos-
session date". is spelled out
clearly in any purchase agree-
ment, arid enjoy a smooth
move
********** **************
Thinking of selling? Call for a
free consultation. Wayne
Rowlett of Coldwell Banker
Forgotten Coast Realty. 4288
Cape San Bias Rd. Port St Joe,
FL 32456. (850)227-1010.
wr@gtcom.net www.
Captwayne.net

Pure love and suspicion can-
not dwell together: at the door
where the latter enters, the for-
mer makes its exit.


Mexico Beach
1 (850) 648-1010


Cape San Bias
1 (850) 227-1010


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Coldwell Banker Forgotten Coast Realty

announces third location to serve the residents in

Gulf and Franklin Counties.


MLS#100921. MLS#102493.
Come see this beautiful bay front Offering lots on the peninsula of
home. It has a hot tub, sun deck, fire- Cape San Bias and in peaceful Indian
place, 2 water heaters, walk in pantry, Pass. Six lots and Gulf side and 12
cedar siding, and fenced dog run. lots on Bay side.
Asking Price:$1,250,000 Starting Price:$350,000


MLS#102633.
Nice corer lot in St. James Bay..
Minutes from city of Carrabelle, and
even closer to boat launch in Lanark
Village.
Asking Price:$135,000


MLS#102635.
Beautiful waterfront lot in Carrabelle
Beach.
Asking Price:$400,000.


MLS#102632.
Beautiful lot next to 8th tee, over-
looking the hole. and neighboring
wetlands. Very close to city of
Carrabelle, and closer to boat access
in Lanark Village are. Subdivision has
tennis courts, swimming pool,
restaurant, and championship golf
course.
Asking Price:$135,000






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MLS#102683.
Offering lots on the peninsula of
Cape San Bias and in peaceful Indian
Pass. Six lots on Gulf side and 12 lots
on Bay side.
Asking Price:$535,900


Carrabelle
1 (850) 697-1010


Cervical Cancer Awareness Month


January Is
The Florida Department
of Health (DOH) recognizes
January as Cervical Cancer
Month. Screening for cervi-
cal cancer is crucial
because, with early detec-
tion, it is nearly 100 percent
curable.
"Worldwide, cervical
cancer is often the most
common type of cancer
among women," Women's
Health Officer, Nancy
Humbert, A.R.N.P, M.S.N.,
said. "We are committed to
supporting cervical cancer
screening to reduce the
effect of this disease for all.
We encourage women to be
proactive in its detection."
Each year, approximate-
ly 15,000 women in the
United States learn they

Gulf Transportation

Board Meets Jan. 12
The Gulf County
Transportation Disadvan-
taged Coordinating Board
will hold a public meeting on
Wednesday, January 12th,
at 2:00 p.m. ET at the Gulf
County Transportation
Office, 309 Williams Avenue,
Port St. Joe.
The agenda will include
a review of the bylaws and
grievance/complaint proce-
dures.
For more information,
or if anyone requires special
accommodations at the
meeting because of a dis-
ability or physical impair-
ment, contact Vanita
Anderson at the Apalachee
Regional Planning Council
at 674-4571.

Red Hat Chit Chat
The Red Hat Society
Beach Belles, headed by
Queen Mum, Bev Aclin, will
enjoy a "High Tea" on
Monday, January 17, for
their monthly event.
The tea will take place at
the home of Eileen
Schreiner, 130 Pine Street,
Mexico Beach, at 1:00 p.m.,
CT.. Members are encour-
aged to eat lunch prior to
the tea and to dress in their
"finest" red/purple regalia (a
dress up affair).
Please RSVP to Bev
Aclin at 648-4365 or Eileen
Schreiner at 648-2447 by
January 10.


Health's Florida Breast and
Cervical Cancer Program
was created in 1994
through a federal grant from
the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention. For
details about this program,
call 800-451-2229 or log on
to www.doh.state.fl.us and
select Breast and Cervical
Cancer Program on the pull


down menu.
Information may also be
obtained by visiting the
National Cancer Institute at
www.cancer.gov or at the
Centers For Disease Control
and Prevention at www.
cdc.gov or the American
Cancer Society at www.can-
cer.org.


Cancer: Support

Meeting Jan. 11 rnGtin/MIrIlog 1 Wo


The Gulf County
Support Group, Angels of
Hope, will meet at 7:00 p.m.
on Tuesday, January 11th
in the St. James Episcopal
Church Parish Hall located
on 22nd Street in Port St.
Joe.
Guest speaker, Sandra
McGinnis will discuss the
importance of nutrient. The
meeting will be informal and
all cancer patients, sur-
vivors, caregivers, and fami-
ly members are invited to
attend.
For more information,
contact Von Bouington at
229-8072 or Brenda
Robershaw at 227-1708.


.VJiJLA1E vAERLA VH V1HI 'L- &


Lynn Costin and Brian
Marshall were joined in
marriage on November 27th,
at the Gibson's beach cot-
tage in St. Joe Beach.
The bride is the daugh-
ter of Robbie and Linda
Costin and the granddaugh-
ter of Marie Costin and the
late Chauncey Costin of Port
St. Joe, and Etteine Paulk
and the late T. J Paulk of
.Willacoochee, Georgia. The
groom is .the 'son of
Reverend and Mrs. Don
Marshall of Elizabethton,
Tennessee.
The double ring ceremo-
ny was performed by the


groom's father, Reverend
Don Marshall. The maid of
honor was Whitney Costin,
the sister-in-law of the
bride. The flower girl was
Riley Kerigan escorted by
her brother, Cully Kerigan,
the ring bearer. Serving as
the best man was Tim
Kerigan, friend and busi-
ness partner of the groom.
Several songs were per-
formed by friends and fami-
ly of Lynn and Brian. John
Mazzanovich, Holly
Marshall, Ross Marshall,
Charlie and Dana, Black all
performed during the cere-
mony. The wedding was
under the direction of Amy
Roberson of Panama City.
The bride is a graduate
of Georgia State University
in Atlanta, Georgia. She is
currently the Director of
Tourism for the Community
Development Council in
Mexico Beach. The groom is
a graduate of Milligan
College in East Tennessee.
He is a'partnei at Nautical
Mortgage in Mexico Beach.
The couple enjoyed a
honeymoon to New Orleans
and San Francisco and now
reside in Mexico Beach.


Coldwell Banker
Forgotten Coast Realty,
CBFCR, will host a charity
concert in Orlando at
Universal Studios
Margaritaville on Saturday,
January 22.
The band, T. Scott and
Cruise Control, who recently
opened for Three Dog Night
will perform.
For more information


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concerning this charity con-
cert, call Tammy Sasser at
(850) 648-1010.
CBFCR has helped serve
the community by using
their local offices for drop off
places for the community to
send goods to hurricane vic-
tims. They also held fund-
raising events through the
local Helping Hands
Organization.


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have cancer of the cervix.
The American Cancer
Society reports that between
60 and 80 percent of
American women with newly
diagnosed invasive cervical
cancer have not had a Pap
test in the past five years
and may have never had
one. The unscreened popu-
lation groups include older
women, the uninsured, eth-
nic minorities (especially
Hispanic women', African
Americans and Asian
Americans), and poor
women, particularly those in
rural areas.
Since the early 1970s,
however, incidence of and
mortality from cervical can-
cer have declined nearly 40
percent, due in large part to
early detection through
increased use of the Pap
test. A simple, painless pro-
cedure that detects abnor-
mal cell growth in and
around the cervix, the Pap
test can be performed in a
doctor's office or health clin-
ic. Often, such cell changes
can be treated before they
become cancerous.
Women 21 years of age
or older, and those under 21
who are sexually active,
should ask that pelvic
examinations and Pap tests
be included in their physical
examinations at least once
Every three years. Every
woman should discuss with
her doctor what testing
schedule is right for her.
The Department of


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Century 21 Gulf Coast Realty


Announce New Partner


Century 21 Gulf Coast
Realty owners Jay Rish and
Brent Faison proudly intro-
duce.Patrick Jones as part-
ner in the growing firm.
Jones recently joined
Century 21 and relocated to
Port St. Joe from
Montgomery, Alabama with
his wife, Mandi, and son,
Raynes.
Jones earned his under-
graduate degree in business
and M.A. in finance, both
from the University of
Alabama. Rish and Faison
recruited Jones from the
banking industry where he
specialized in balance sheet
strategy and portfolio analy-
sis. Although his investment
background provides a
unique perspective in identi-
fying and valuing real
estate, Jones says he relies
on old-fashioned integrity
and work ethic to build and
maintain relationships.
"We have developed a
first-class team here at
Century 21 and I am excited
to play a role in providing
customers the best in terms
of service and investment
opportunities on the beach-
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ways of our beautiful
Forgotten Coast.
"Century 21's Port. St.
Joe office was recently
ranked #1 in the southern
region and has consistently
led Gulf County sales for the
past two years according to
MLS statistics. "We have a
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random acts of kindness
and helping those in need,
then you may want to, learn
more about the volunteer
opportunities at Covenant
Hospice. They are seeking
compassionate adult volun-
teers who are interested in
making a difference in the
lives of patients and families
facing terminal illnesses.
A volunteer training
workshop will be held
Tuesday, January 11th from
8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. at
Covenant Hospice located at
107 W. 19th Street, in
Panama City.
Volunteers are needed
for patient/family support,
administrative tasks,
bereavement, special events,
P.A.W.S. (Pets are Working
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program is free and open to
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theater is located at 21
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Bay St. Joseph Care Center

Recognize Human Resource Center
Bay St. Joe Care & staff with many different
Rehabilitation would like to aspects of their lives."
recognize their Human Carrie is very excited
Resource Manager, Carrie about the new benefits tha
Harrison. Bay St. Joe is so Bay St. Joseph will be offer
fortunate to have such a ing in 2005. A 401K pro
caring and knowledgeable gram will begin in January
person like Carrie. 'This will ,be a wonderful
Carrie loves working opportunity for the staff to
with the employees and con- prepare for their future,
tinuously strives to develop Carrie says.
new incentive programs. Additional benefits wi
When asked what her include a new insurance
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job 'she said, "It is the hands dental, life, disability and
on relationship I have with vision. The insurance corn
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Prudential Resort Property Management Changes Hands


Prudential Resort Realty
announces the sale of its
property management divi-
sion, effective January 1, to
Diana Prickett and her new
company Resort Vacation
Properties of St. George
Island, Inc. Co-owners of the
new company are Beth
Brinkley, Beth Dearinger,
Dana Inglalls, and Barbara
Mathis.
The company manages
over 390 vacation properties
on St. George Island.
Prudential owner Helen


Diana Prickett


Spohrer says, "The time is
right for St. George Island to
have a property manage-
ment company that isn't
affiliated with a brokerage."
Each business is poised to
move to.a level of service for
customers and clients.
Prudential Resort Realty
will continue as a full ser-
vice real estate brokerage
firm serving the Forgotten
Coast area. According to
President Rose Drye,
Prudential plans to improve
its leadership position in


market share for real estate
sales. Spohrer also looks
forward to focusing her time
and energy on real estate.
Prickett has over 22
years experience in property
management on St. George
Island, and her team brings
an additional 40 years expe-
rience to the new company.
Her leadership abilities have
helped make Prudential's
property management divi-
sion a success.


State Attorney Steve Meadows Take Office


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State Attorney-elect
Steve Meadows was sworn
in as State Attorney on
Tuesday, January 4th, at
the Juvenile Justice
Courthouse on East 11th
Street in Panama City.
Meadows also appointed


and swore-in all assistant
state attorneys and investi-
gators. Prosecutors that had
in-court responsibilities
early that morning were also
sworn in.
An event of this nature
has not occurred in 24


years. The change in State
Attorney requires the
appointment of each prose-
cutor and investigator.
A reception followed at
the State Attorney's Office in
Panama City..


Peanuts Rival Fruit


Peanuts are often
thought of as high-fat foods,
but party goers can feel a lit-
tle better about reaching for
the roasted nuts at holiday
gatherings this season.
Not only do peanuts
contain the so-called "good"
kind of fat, but University of
Florida researchers have
found they also are high in a
wide variety of helpful
antioxidants, rivaling the
fruits often sought out by
health-conscious con-
sumers.
"When it comes to
antioxidant content,
peanuts are right up there
with strawberries," said
.Steve Talcott,. an assistant
professor of food science
and human nutrition at
UF's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences. 'We
expected a fairly high
antioxidant content in
peanuts, but we were a bit
shocked to find that they're
as rich in antioxidants as
many kinds of fruit."
Talcott and other UF
researchers tested the
antioxidant content of a
dozen different peanut vari-
eties in a study published
recently in an issue, of the
journal Food Chemistry
dated May 2005.
Antioxidants are chemi-
cals that block the aging
effects of free radicals -
unstable molecules natural-
ly occurring in the human
body that damages living
cells. The damage caused by
free radicals has been linked
to heart disease, stroke, cer-
tain cancers and macular
degeneration of the eye.
The growing reputation
of antioxidants has led an
increasing number of people
to include more fruits in
their diets, particularly
those that are orange or red
in color, because such foods
have been found to be rich
in the health-promoting
chemicals. Vitamins A, C,


and E are recognized as
antioxidants, and polyphe-
nols a family of chemicals
commonly found in foods -
also have strong antioxidant
properties. Peanuts are a
good source of Vitamin E,
but in the past they typical-
ly have not been considered
an antioxidant-rich .food,
largely because of a lack of
data on their polyphenol
content.
Now UF researchers
have found that peanuts
contain high concentrations
of polyphenols chiefly a
compound called (coumaric
acid). And they found that
roasting can increase the
level of p-coumaric acid in
peanuts, boosting their
overall antioxidant content
by as much as 22 percent.
"If you compare them
(peanuts) to other foods peo-
ple think of as rich in
antioxidants mostly fruits
and berries peanuts come
out somewhere in the mid-
dle," Talcott said. "They're
no match for the foods at the
top of the scale, such as
pomegranate, but they do
rival other foods that people
eat just for their antioxidant
content." .....
Talcott said roasted
peanuts are about as rich in
antioxidants as blackberries
or strawberries, and are far
richer in the chemicals than
fruits such as apples, car-
rots or beets.
The findings add to the
growing reputation peanuts
are getting for their healthy
benefits.
"We already know from.
previous studies that
including peanuts and
peanut butter in a healthful
diet can lower cholesterol,
help people lose weight and
prevent type 2 diabetes,"
said Kristen Ciuba, a nutri-
tionist for the Peanut
Institute, a nonprofit organi-
zation in Albany, Georgia,
funded by the peanut indus-


The UF researchers'
findings were part of a
broader study designed to
measure the nutritional dif-
ferences between traditional
peanut breeds and the
growing number of high
oleic peanuts now available
to peanut growers.
Oleic acid is a monoun-
saturated fat, part of a fam-
ily of chemicals sometimes
referred to as "good" fat. A
diet rich in oleic acid is
believed to lower cholesterol
levels and reduce the
chance of heart disease. In
recent years, UF and a
handful of other universities
have bred new peanut vari-
eties that have higher-than-
average levels of oleic acid.
High-oleic peanuts also
have a far longer shelf life
than other peanuts, largely
because oleic acid doesn't
oxidize as rapidly as other
kinds of fat. Talcott and his
fellow researchers thought
that the peanuts' high
antioxidant content might
be responsible for that
effect, but their tests
showed no significant differ-
ences in antioxidant content
between high-oleic and tra-
ditional peanuts.
Agronomy professor
Dan Gorbet, who heads UF's
peanut-breeding program,
said it should be possible to
breed the nuts with high
antioxidant levels in mind.
"It's certainly worth
looking into further," said
Gorbet, a co-author of the
study. "The big question is
not whether it can be done
- the question is whether
the demand is there. So far,
people haven't been seeking
out peanuts for their antiox-
idant content, but maybe in
the future they will be."


Mexico Beach

Police Report
During the past two
weeks, the Mexico Beach
Police department answered
136 calls for service and
investigated, one burglary.
During that same period,
officers investigated one traf-
fic crash with a combined
property damage report of
$1650, and issued two traffic
citations and 13 warnings.

PSJ Police Beat
December 29: Lisa J.
Bernal, 32, Port St. Joe, DUI.
January 1: George E.
Boyer, 60, Port St. Joe, DUI.


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Dinner Menu
The menu for Beach Baptist Chapel's
Wednesday night supper for January 12th,
will be taco salad, pear half, 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.

Drop the Grudge
by Billy Johnson
To carry a grudge is a heavy load for
anyone to bear.
You need a friend like Jesus, who will all
your burdens share.
He can take any load, and handle it with
Sease.
But you have to say, here I am Lord, to
do with as you, please.
He forces nothing on us, but we have to
give up grudges and strife.
We have to live for Jesus, to truly have
an abundant life.
So if you have sin in your life, and hold
a grudge today.
The best thing to do is give it to Jesus.
He'll cleanse you right away.
You'll wonder, if you think about it, why
you held the grudge so long.
S Because when the burden is lifted you'll
Sfind out you were wrong.


Thank you for your visits, cards, letters,
and prayers during my recent illness. Every
act of kindness is greatly appreciated by my
family and me.
Words are inadequate when I express
my gratitude to all of you.
Please accept my sincere thanks for all
the things you did and especially for your
prayers.
SSincerely, Bebe Maxwell

SLong Avenue Baptist Church
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 1/9
AM: Your Steps Toward a New Life
PM: Your Source For New Living
Overcoming Fear...Phobias, anxi-
eties, & confusion continue to abound.
Unfortunately, some people allow these
life "destroyers" ,to consume them. God
said to Joshua, "Be strong & courageous."
His words are as valid to ypu,,today as they
were to Joshua.
This year, simply making a resolu-
tion to be better will not work! Join the
"Triple-A" Club. First, Admit your weak-
nesses. Second, Allow God to use you.
Third, Attempt great things for Him. 2005
can be a year of victory vs. failure. Get
past your past & move forward by faith -
today!
Worship on Sunday: 11:00am and 7:00pm
Bible Study on Sunday: 9:45am and 5:00pm
Worship on Wednesday: 7:00pm


The Potter's House
I.: WHERE BROKEN VESSELS ARE MADE NEW
i-. 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


FTirst Baptist Churcf
S 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
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David A. ernandez. Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 -Parsonage: 850-229-6271
613 Madison Street Port St.Joe. .C
Schedule of Services
Sunday Wednesday
SundaySchool 9:45am M.ldlWeek .eal 5:0pm
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Kids on thoe Mo10:4sam Mionlstrv In ctlon 6:1pm
Cross Training Youth 6:15pm
Men'ss Minstry- Moandav 6:30pm
Ladles .inistry-Tuesda-. 7:00pm
Dynamic Praise ; 'Worship Preaching the Pure Word


First United Methodist of Port St.


Pastor Dan Rhodes of the First United
Methodist Church of Port St. Joe is excited
to announce the addition of a new contem-
porary worship service at the church. The
new service will begin Sunday, January 9th,
at 9 a.m. and will continue every Sunday
morning. Rhodes reports that Jarrod Wester
has been selected to serve as worship leader
and that a team of vocalists have been prac-
ticing for some time.
"We believe this is something that is
really needed," said Rhodes. "Our goal is to
offer an alternative to the traditional wor-
ship service, with contemporary music and
a more casual approach. Our area is grow-
ing and changing. We've had a lot of
requests for this and we're glad to be able to

i FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
S508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship
10:00 a.m. Sixteenth Street
Fellowship Time
10:45 a.m.
Adult School
11:00 a.m. -
*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
Weekend Mass schedule
Sat: 4:00 pm (ET)
Sun: 9:30 am (ET) 11:00 am (CT)


Church of Christ

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


BRAPIS HURC
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-10:00
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 ... PortL t. Joe
10:30 Sunday Morning Apolachicolwy 98Panama Ciy
7:00 Wednesday Evening < >
Pastors Andrew .
&
Cathy Rutherford ReidAve.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates I Family ife Chunch
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net V Wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)


get it going. Our praise team has visited
other contemporary services from Panama
City to Tallahassee and has been practicing
for this. If people haven't been to church in
a while, we sure hope they'll come check it
out.
S 'The music will be fresh and you can
expect .to find video screens rather than
hymnals, but we'll still share the message of
hope in Christ, that won't change," added
Rhodes.
Children's church and a nursery will be
offered during the service. The 11:00 a.m.
worship service will not change. Call the
church at 227-1724 to arrange for rides or
for more information.


First United Methodist
Church of Mexico Beach
111 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 fi "A Reformed Voice
f in the Community"

(i k 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 20th 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

XT 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

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 Providedfor All Services!
Reverend Chris Biship


The family of the late Pearlie Speights
Fields wishes to express sincere thanks and
appreciation to all who comforted us during
the bereavement of our loved one. Your
prayers, kind words, visits, cards, telephone
calls, flowers, food, drinks and monetary
donations were very much appreciated.
We pray that God will bestow upon you
His richest blessings.
Once again, thank you.
Flozell Fields and family

1st United Methodist of MB

"Parents Night Out" Jan. 7
The First United Methodist Church of
Mexico Beach invites all children to an
evening filled with food, fun and a movie on
Friday, January 7th.
The church is providing an opportunity
for parents to enjoy a night out, from 5:00 -
8:00 p.m..


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Angel, She Needs A Home
Currently available for adoption at the
Humane Society are Angel, small female, one
year old (pictured); Socks, nice male kitty,
four months old; Yuma, nice male kitty, four
months old; Two Walker mix pups, male &
female, about four months old; Jett, beauti-
ful chow/lab cross female; Kojak, male, bull-
dog mix, six months old; Tikky, small and
very nice female; Bandit, five months old,
male puppy;
Stormy, red male, about nine months
old; Amber, copper colored, eight months old,
female; several tiny kittens, assorted lovable
grey, tabby, and calico; and a large number
of half grown kittens. Please go seel
For more information, contact the St.
Joseph Bay Humane Society at 227-1103 or
visit the Humane Society's web site at
www.sjbhumanesociety.org.
TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN
t ST. JAMES'

\ EPISCOPAL CHURCH
80"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
www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org 850-227-1845,


K FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution andl monument Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724


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.
K All Times are EST


Dan Rhodes PASTOR
Jarrod Wester
Director of south Ministries
Deborah Loyless
Director of Children Ministris


Jesus is Lord an He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:

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382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306


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Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 6:00 p.m.
tbrook, Discipleship Training 5:00 p.m.
5tor Wednesday Prayer 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
K Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue

BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
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
Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trustth.in
Him." Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. Godbless you!
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725
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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years


HOMES FOR SALE HOMES FOR SALE HOMES FOR SALE HOMES FOR SALE HOMES FOR SALE
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227 Nan Nook-
$275,000 Mexico
Beach Area Remarks:
S-- Located in Mexico
----.--- Beach, convenient to
beaches, rental histo-
ry available, Three
S... 'i. Bedroom, one bath,
2 car paved parking,
.- nice deck, stove,
refrigerator and stor-
i.'.- age building remain.
MLS # 102079


110 Money Bayou -
$675,000 Located just off
C30A 'Remarks: Beautifully
designed inside and out on a 1st
tier .lot within steps to public
beach. Home has bedroom and
half bath on ground level, master
and two full baths on the living
level, great loft with twin beds and
a play area. Garage has laundry,
workarea, and good storage.
Covered porch and sun deck and
hot and cold outside shower.
FEMA available. MLS 102331


130 Money Bayou $575,000 Located just
off C30A, 1st Tier Beachside Remarks: Beautiful
beach cottage located on a 1st Tier Lot w/great
gulf views, close to public beach, mahogany floor-
ing, upscale appliances, master bedroom w/full
bath and half bath on main level, multiple use loft
has full bath, outside shower, laundry, storage.
FEMA available. MLS 102330


100C Miramar Drive, Mexico Beach 3BR
3.5BA GULFVIEW townhouse, furnished and
ready to rent. On a corner lot with additional
parking on side, a must for boat trailers.
MLS#102755 $485,000


144 SEA DUNES DRIVE ON CAPE SAN
BLAS. 3 BR/3 BA Home Under Construction with
spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico and the St.
Joseph Bay. Deeded Gulf Access, "X" Flood Zone,
open porches on the first and second level and
many special features through out the home. For
a copy of plans and specifications or to view this
home call Mark Schultz at 850-227-
5605. MLS#100848


8876 Hwy 98, Beacon Hill Great view!
Has 3 Br 2 Ba upstairs with entry from
Lightkeepers Dr. and 2 Br 2 Ba down with
entry from Hwy 98 Use as your home
upstairs and rent out downstairs, or use all
for yourself! Will look at offers prior to reno-
vations. $695,000 MLS 101275 Call
Ellen 850-227-5146




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373 Humingbird Avenue, Overstreet $95,000
Remodeled lake front singlewide MH overlooking
Lake Charles. Includes refrigerator, stove, DW,
microwave. Front deck, back screened porch,
yard building. MLS#102782 Call Brenda
miller 850-227-5380


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134 Miramar Drive, Mexico Beach -
GULF FRONT and CANAL FRONT, one of a
kind property. 3 BR/2 BA home with spec-
tacular views. Zoned Tourist Residential
Covered boat slip. Boat also for sale.
MLS#101245 $2,000,000 Brenda
Miller.


Bay View Home on C-30. 2
Bedroom/2 Bath .FEMA Flood Insurance
available. Nice large lot with great view of
bay. Great place for kayakers, bird watch-
ers and nature enthusiast. Call Mark
Schultz at 850-227-9600.


NEW MANUFACTURED HOME on large
103 X 190 lot in Port St. Joe's newest subdi-
vision. 3 BR/2 BA Home will be ready by
end of April. Country living but close to col-
lege and town. MLS#99462 Only
$134,900 Call Preston Russ












SOLD

WEWAHITCHKA-Beautiful 3BR/2BA home with
large yard, very nice sized pool, and a separate stor-
age.building. Large open family room with vaulted
ceiling and stone fireplace. Carpeting and tile
throughout home. MLS#102061 $190,000 Call
Carol Bell 850-227-4252



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3 BR/1 BA home. Cute house on the corner of
Sailfish and Grouper Avenue. Large Lot
(135'x116')! Across the Street from park. Great
Starter Home or Winter Haven for those whom live
up north. Close to St. Joseph Bay. Highland View
is an area that is becoming a very popular area,
close to WindMark Beach (a St. Joe Land Co.
Development)! MLS#100808 CALL OR
E-MAIL DEBORAH WRIGHT FOR ADDI-
TIONAL INFORMATION 850-229-1292
OR DEBBIEWRIGHT@GTCOM.NET.


616 Gulf Pines Drive Gorgeous 4 BR/3 BA
Gulfront home located in most prestigious subdivi-
sion. Federal Flood insurance available. Has
never been on rental program. Enjoy magnificent
views of the Gulf of Mexico as well as breath tak-
ing sunsets while strolling on the white sandy
beaches. Great room features large well
equipped kitchen, gas fireplace, open living and
dining area, screened porch. Too many amenities
to list. By appointment only. Call Susie White
800-451-2349 or 850-227-
9600.MLS#101459 $1,695,000.00


209 WATER DRIVE EAST-4br/2ba home
that sits canal front. Price includes 2nd lot
which can be built on. Large living room, 2
dining rooms, Florida room, screened porch
and many more amenities. mls#102360
$665,200 Call Brenda Miller for
more information 850-227-5380.














MLS#98634 $149,900. For more info
1306 WOODWARD AVE. 3 BR/2 BA home
on very nice street in St. Joe. Owners have
improved property with large deck in back yard
as well as new siding and kitchen cabinets.
MLS#98634 $149,900. For more info
Carol Bell @850.227.4252


ST. JOE BEACH,8009 E. HWY 98-4
BR/3 BA beautiful gulf front home on a
60'lot. Enjoy spectacular sunsets from your
deck. Furnished and ready to move in.
$1,500,000 MLS#101668











MEXICO BEACH,1 13 40TH STREET- 3 BR/2
BA Cottage fully furnished and located only steps
away from the beach. End of street has nice
boardwalk to beach. Thisis currently on the rental
program with Century 21. CALL CAROL BELL
FOR MORE INFORMATION 850-227-
4252. MLS#101570 $625,000


505 3rd Street This 3 BR/2 BA home sits on
2 lots in the downtown area and is zoned for busi-
ness or residential. Excellent opportunity for the
investor or business owner looking for that new
location. Commercial zoning with 100' of street
frontage is hard to find and will not last long.
MLS#101825 $209,000


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5451 Sandbar Drive-3br/4.5ba
Executive style bay front home overlooking
the St. Joseph Bay. This home has many
amenities including formal living with fire-
place, Bose stereo system throughout home,
and a master suite with garden tub. This is
a must see. Call Susie White 800-
451-2349. mls#102479 $899,900


364 GULF PINES DRIVE- A nice gulf front lot
in a prestigious subdivision. Federal flood insur-
ance available. Call Ellen Allemore
$1,500,000 MLS# 101604


GULF VIEW CAPE SAN BLAS. Like New
Condition. Single level home with 3 BR/2 BA,
Gourmet Kitchen. Nice open floor plan with fire-
place, screened porch and open decks. Deeded
beach and bay access. 'X' Flood Zone.
MLS#101618. Only $525,000.


320 BEACON RD., GULF AIRE S/D -
Outstandingly beautiful! Large 3 BR/2 BA
brick home on 2 gorgeous landscaped lots.
Great room has skylights, wet bar, fireplace.
Glassed in sunporch opens on to great patio.
Built-in computer desk in kitchen area that
has island with smooth cook-top range and
breakfast bar. This is a must-see! All
for $595,000 MLS #100631 Call
Ellen -227-5146 for appointment


ST. JOE BEACH,273 STINGRAY LANE-
PRE-CONSTRUCTION. This new home is
based on vernacular southern style wood houses.
The 2-story, full facade house is modeled after a
2003 Parade of Homes award winning home in Ft
Walton Beach, Fl. This home is located in Sunset
Village with many amenities including swimming
pool, New Orleans style lighting, ribbon curbing
and many more amenities; MLS#100817
$979,900


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EASTPOINT
* Lakes on the Bluff Subdivision, Eastpoint.
New gated subdivision, pool, clubhouse,
Apalachicola Bay access. Three lots to choose from
starting at $175,000. Each over 1/3 acre.
Call Brenda Miller 850-227-5380 for
details.
PORT ST. JOE
* 3253 Garrison Avenue-This lot is priced to sell.
Located close to schools, and downtown Port St. Joe.
mls# 102389 $79,900
* Southgate Subdivision in beautiful Port
St. Joe. Gated Community, Brick Pavers, under-
ground utilities. Close to schools, churches and down-
town. Call Mark Schultz at 850-227-5605.
* Port St. Joe's newest business
address offers just 41 commercial lots
with water front views, tasteful landscaping with
water fountains, brick pavers and more! A


charming "Old Florida" planned development
perfect for professional offices, shops. Strict
architectural control. Act fast! Lots
starting at $269,900
OTHER GULF
COUNTY ACREAGE
* Lots at Bryant's Landing with prices
starting at $11,550. MLS#98536.
* Chipola Landing Enjoy quiet country liv-
ing in Dalkeith. 1/2 acre to 6 acre lots will have
very light restrictions. The subdivision is located
near the Chipola River and between Bryant and
Douglas Landings. Septic required. Lots start-
ing at $14,900.
CAPE SAN BLAS
* 214 White Sands Drive-First tier lot with great views
of Cape San Bias. Gulf Access via boardwalk. Call
Susie White 800-451-2349 mls#102589


$695,000 BEACHES


* 291 Sandpiper Road on Cape San Bias
next to Jubilation. Interior lot with boardwalk to
beach in subdivision. Lot in "X" Flood Zone. Call
Mark Schultz at 850-227-5605.
* Paradise Gulf Bay Subdivision Interior lot.
$289,000
* 364 Gulf Pines Drive- A nice gulf front lot in a
prestigious subdivision. Federal flood insurance avail-
able. Call Ellen Allemore $1,500,000
mls#101604.
* Seagrass-Beautiful lots located in a
"x" flood zone. A planned community with
coastal cottage style homes. Amenities will
include boardwalk to beach, bay access, pool
and pool house. Architectural control includes
1750 min. sq. ft.. Lots start at $435,000.
Call for more information.


* 1st tier lot in the Cottages. Subdivision has
pool, cabana, lush landscaping and two beach
accesses. Lot is located in front of the access point and
will have excellent view. FEMA Flood Insurance avail-
able. Call Mark Schultz at 850-227-5605
* 1st Tier Lot in Money Bayou area. Lot runs
from C-30 to Griffin Ave. Beside Beach Drive on point
for easy beach access and great view. Lot is large
enough for house and pool. FEMA Flood Insurance
area. Call Mark Schultz at 850-227-5605.
* Sunset Village- This development is locat-
ed at St. Joe Beach, surrounded by Windmark
Beach development. Amenities include pool,
bath house, landscaped entrance accented with
brick pavers, New Orleans style street lighting.
Covenants and Restrictions, Homeowners
Association. Phase three is now available. Lots
start at $299,500


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Beacon Hill
Two Beacon Hill lots and mobile home. 9156 Olive Ave, 2 bed-
room, 1 bath mobile home (14x56) on two 50x100 ft lots, Screened
Front Porch, Nice storage shed in back. Great Investment!
MLS# 102616.
Serving Port St Joe, Cape San Bias, Indian Pass, Mexico Beach & Surrounding
Areas. Contact us for information on any MLS listed property!
Alberta Howell Bulkley, Realtor Associate

850-647-3895 -
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Beautiful riverfront lot (.83 acres) on Corn Griffin Rd. Has numer-
ous huge trees. Excellent view of river. MLS#101613.
$250,00. Owner financing possible. Give us a call.
Serving Port St. Joe, Cape San Bias, Indian Pass, Mexico Beach & Surrounding
Areas. Contact us for information on any MLS listed property!
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resting state, maintaining
their greatest cold hardiness
level. It is the time of the year
to do some of the more
stressful thing to plants
(transplanting & major prun-
ing), so January begins a
busy time in the landscape.
When pruning plants, it
has been shown that healing
is improved if cuts are made
just outside the swollen area
of the branch/stem unions
(called the branch collar).
Cutting off a branch flush
'with the main stem removes
a lot of the hormones that
will aid in the healing
process and causes injury to
"stem wood" which extends
out into the branch. Such
injuries lead to interior rot in
the main trunk as time goes
on. Cutting outside the
swollen area avoids such
unnecessary injury.
Studies have shown that
pruning paint offers no pro-
tection to plants against the
invasion of pests and may
slow wound healing. For this
reason, pruning paints and
covering of any sort are no


longer recommended for
treating wound surfaces just
leave them open to the air.
Making that proper cut is the
important factor in rapid
post injury healing.
January is the month
when most people prune
back their rose bushes if
they intend to do so. A prop-
erly pruned rose bush
should have only three to
four strong canes (branches)
left. All smaller wood should
be removed. Be sure to cut
out all canes that show
brown or yellow streaking on
one side. This is the first sign
of one of the "cane die-back"
disease that are capable
(with time) of killing the
entire plant.
Grapes are pruned in
January although this is a
chore that can be delayed as
late as the first part of
March. There is a "trick" to
pruning grapes properly. If
grapes are left un-trimmed,
since they bear fruit on the
new wood, they form their
fruit farther and farther from
the main truck of the vine


each year they go uncut.
With time, the grapes are
forming so far from the main
trunk (and its supporting
roots) that they suffer from
water stress and nutritional
deficiencies. They become
smaller in size and there are
usually less of them.
To avoid this, grapes are
"renewed" each year through
pruning. Doing this without
seriously reducing produc-
tion is a skill that one must
give some study to, in order
to understand (See
Extension Fact Sheet HS
763) when pruning mus-
cadines two branches off the
trunk (one in each direction
are trained to grow down the
wire). In future years, these
arms are never pruned
again, but instead the shoots
that come off it are pruned
back so small stubs are left
that have three to five buds
on them that will make the
new spring growth. These
spring canes are allowed to
grow out .and have grapes
and then next winter those
canes are again cut back to


New Treatment for Panic Disorder


leave stubs with three to five
buds on them with this type
pruning and with time, these
permanent arms look like
the antlers on a moose.
of ten computer sessions in
which a therapist, via video,
teaches cognitive and behav-
ioral strategies, a method
that has proven to be far
more effective than any med-
ication, Schmidt said. The
patients are then given exer-
cises and homework to com-
plete before moving on to the
next session.
At the core of the treat-
ment is exposure to fearful
situations.
"People learn that these
situations don't always feel
very good, but they are not
going to die, and all these
terrible things are not going
to happen," he said.
Schmidt is still recruit-
ing people suffering from
panic disorder to take part in
a larger study. Participants
will be assigned either to the
computer treatment or
another treatment for com-
parison purposes.
Those in the computer


By: Jill Elish program could be put on the Preliminary data from a treatment program will bi
A promising new treat- web or mailed to people with pilot program indicates that loaned laptop computer
ment for panic disorder may cds, thereby facilitating patients like the treatment, that they will take home fo:
soon have patients off the accessibility. There is no for- called CALM (computer about two months to com
therapist's couch and in mal therapist contact so assisted learning modules), plete the treatment on their
front of a computer. treatment is relatively and more importantly, it own. They will then be
Florida State University cheap." seems to work. reassessed, and a follow-ui
psychology Professor, Brad People with panic disor- Those who have complet- will be conducted a few
Schmidt has developed a der suffer attacks of intense ed the program have report- months later to see how they
new computer-based pro- feelings of terror that strike ed a decrease in the frequen- are doing. For more inform
gram designed to provide suddenly with no warning. .cy of attacks, level of avoid- tion about participating in
accessible and inexpensive As a result, they have a "fear ance of activities and l (
the study, call (850) 645
treatment to those suffering of fear" that often leads them amount of worry, according 1766.
from panic disorder with to avoid activities and to Schmidt.
dramatic results, restrict behavior. The symp- "They have improved The development an
"There are extremely toms may include a pound- dramatically and they no evaluation of the program is
effective psychosocial treat- ing heart, sweating, chest longer meet the diagnostic supported by a Nationa
ments for panic disorder but pains, lightheadedness or criteria for panic disorder," Institute of Mental Health
relatively few people get dizziness. Some sufferers he said. "They really are grant.
these treatments because of have a feeling of being out of indistinguishable from other For more stories aboul
cost and availability," control or even on the verge people." FSU, visit its news site at
Schmidt said. "A computer of death. The treatment consists www.fsu.com.


Federal Assistance is Available for Local Farmers


The Farm Service Agency
(FSA) is currently accepting
applications for NAP cover-
age. NAP provides financial
assistance to eligible produc-
ers affected by natural disas-
ters.
This federally funded
program covers non-insur-
able crop losses and planting
prevented by disasters.
Eligible disasters are any of
the following: damaging
weather such as drought,
excessive moisture, or hurri-
cane; an adverse natural
occurrence such as earth-


quake or flood; a condition
related to damaging weather
or adverse natural occur-
rence such as excessive heat
or insect infestation. The
natural disaster must occur
before or during harvest and
must directly affect the eligi-
ble crop.
Applicants must pay a
nonrefundable administra-
tive fee of $100 per crop, per
county. Fees are capped at
$300 per county not to
exceed $900 for farmers with
interest in multiple counties.
Losses must be greater than


CAPE SAN BLAS ROAD
Commercial potential. 1.5 acres. High traffic area next to
St.Joseph State Park. Approx. 190' road frontage. Great
investor potential. MLS#101530. $1,375,000.
Serving Port St. Joe, Cape San Bias, Indian Pass, Mexico Beach & Surrounding
Areas. Contact us for information on any MLS listed property!


Tom Todd Realty

Tom Todd, Owner/Broker

227-1501 or 800-876-2611

2720 CR-30, Port St. Joe, FL 32456


50 percent of expected pro-
duction and coverage must
have been purchased 30
days prior to the coverage
period. The application clos-
ing date is February 28 for
Beans, Beets, Blueberries,
Blackberries, Cantaloupes,
Carrots, Celery, Chufas,
Cucumbers, Egg Plant,
Gladiola Flowers, Muscadine
Grapes, Grass (Centipede,
Argentine, Bahia, Coastal
Bermuda, Common Ber-
muda), Collard, Mustard
and Turnip Greens,
Honeydew, Lettuce, Brown-
top Millet Hybrid, Millet,
Okra, Onions, Pecans,
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Sugarcane, Spinach,
Squash, Sunflowers, Sweet
Corn, Tomatillos, Tomatoes,
and Watermelons. Failed
crops must be reported with-
in 15 days after the disaster.
For further information
on the NAP program, please
contact the Calhoun-
Franklin-Gulf-and Liberty
County FSA office at 17413
NW Leonard Street,
Blountstown, Florida 32424
or call 850-674-8388 or 1-
800-243-9912 extension 6.


Robert E. King DDS
GENERAL DENTISTRY-
BLEACHING
DENTURES
CROWN AND BRIDGES

Credit Cards Accepted

325 Long Avenue

227-1812


Howard Creek 335 S. Murphy Road
3 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home, furnished.
Approx. 1/2 mi. from boat ramp.Cookhouse/stor-
age building plus 20x24 storage shed. Approx
1/2 ac. $80,000. MLS# 102362.
Serving Port St. Joe, Cape San Bias, Indian Pass, Mexico Beach & Surrounding
Areas. Contact us for information on any MLS listed property!

Tom Todd Realty
Perry McFarland, Realtor Associate
227-1501 or 850-229-6153 T

2720 CR-30, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 .if4 T .A


7118 Georgia Ave. St. Joe Beach
Only 4 blocks from beach access. Well maintained 3/2 brick
home. Approx. 1600 sq. ft. Kitchen appliances will stay. 2 out
buildings. 2 septic tanks. MLS#101273. $294,500.
Serving Port St. Joe, Cape San Bias, Indian Pass, Mexico Beach & Surrounding
Areas. Contact us for information on any MLS listed property!
Bo Pearce, Broker Associate

Evenings: 850-229-9432
Tom Todd, Broker/Owner ;:--: :
227-1501 or 800-876-2611 aorn Tl y,
2720 CR-30, Port St. Joe, Fl 32456 ,1 WA 0
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WATERFRONT AT WEWAHITCHKA
2010 Lake Grove Rd. Great location on the Chipola Cutoff. Lot has
80' on water. 2br 1ba mobile home on pilings. Wide screened
porch on side and front w/large deck. Easy access to the Chipola
and Apalachicola Rivers. A sportmans dream!! MLS# 101923.
$150,000.
Serving Port St. Joe, Cape San Bias, Indian Pass, Mexico Beach & Surrounding
Areas. Contact us for information on any MLS listed property!
Perry McFarland, Realtor Associate N

Evenings: 850-229-6153
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227-1501 or 800-876-2611 To Todd
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
NOVEMBER 23, 2004
PUBLIC HEARING
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met
this date in special session with
the following members present:
Chairman Nathan Peters. Jr..
Vice. Chairman Carmen L.
McLemore and Commissioners
Billy E. Traylor, Bill Williams
and Jerry W. Barnes.
Others present were:
County Attorney Timothy
McFarland, Deputy
Clerk/Office Administrator
Towan Kopinsky, Deputy
Clerk/Budget & Finance
Director Becky Norris, Chief
Administrator Don Butler.
Administrator Staff Assistant
Denise Manuel, Building
Official Brad Bailey, Building
Inspector Lee Collinsworth,
Emergency Management
Director R. Larry Wells,
Emergency Management/911
Coordinator Marshall Nelson,
Planner David Richardson,
Assistant Planner Andrew
Rowell, and Public Works
Director Gerald Shearer.
Chairman Peters called
the meeting to order at 5:46
p.m., E.S.T.
PUBLIC HEARING -
2003-04 SUPPLEMENTAL
BUDGET RESOLUTION
Upon discussion by
Budget .& Finance Director
Norris regarding a proposed
resolution to amend the 2003-
04 budget for various funds,
Commissioner Traylor
motioned to adopt the following
resolution, and Commissioner
Williams! seconded the motion.
There being no public com-
ment, the motion then passed
unanimously.
RESOLUTION NO. 2004-30
WHEREAS, the Board'of
County'Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida has additional
cash and revenue in fiscal year
2003-2004 in the E.M.S.
County Award, Gulf
Construction and Acquisition,
and Capital Projects Funds;
and
WHEREAS, said addi-
tional cash and revenue is
needed to help pay certain
expenditures incurred in fiscal
year 2003-2004;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE
IT RESOLVED as follows:
,1. The 2003-2004 fiscal
year budget is amended, as fol-
lows:
E.M.S. COUNTY AWARD
FUND
REVENUES:
State Grant:
11134-22000 County E.M.S.
Grant Award.
ORIGINAL BUDGET
$3,700.00
INCREASE
$1,028.00
AMENDED BUDGET
$4,728.00
EXPENDITURES:
E.M.S. County Award:
M5126-54100 Education Cost'
& Materials
ORIGINAL BUDGET
$6,380.00
INCREASE
$1,028.00
AMENDED BUDGET
$7.408.00
GULF CONSTRUCTION AND
ACgUISITION FUND
REVENUES:
Balances Brought Forward:
Cash
30298-99000 Balance Brought
Forward: Cash
ORIGINAL BUDGET
$.00
INCREASE
$95,356.00
AMENDED BUDGET
$95,356.QO0
EXPENDITURES:
Construction and
Acquisition:
41441-31000 Professional
Services
ORIGINAL BUDGET
$.00
INCREASE
,.4z '',-''
,M.IEIrDED Bi DC.ET
$1,040.00
41441-68000 Improvements
Other Than Buildings
ORIGINAL BUDGET
$ .00
INCREASE
$94,316:00
AMENDED BUDGET
$94.316.00
CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND
REVENUES:
Balances Brought Forward:
Cash
30198-99000 Balance Brought
Forward: Cash
ORIGINAL BUDGET
$.00


INCREASE
$109.000.00
AMENDED BUDGET
$109,000.00
EXPENDITURES:
Capital Equipment/Projects:
58458-64001 Equipment, Dist.
1I
ORIGINAL BUDGET
$.00
INCREASE
$7,270.00
AMENDED BUDGET
$7,270.00
58458-64002 Equipment. Dist.
2
ORIGINAL BUDGET
$.00
INCREASE
$4,646.00
AMENDED BUDGET
$4.646.00
58458-64003 Equipment, Dist.
3
ORIGINAL BUDGET
$.00
INCREASE
$2.500.00
AMENDED BUDGET
$2,500.00
Capital Installment Purchase
Acquisition:
58483-31000 Professional
Services
ORIGINAL BUDGET
$.00
INCREASE
$4,420.00
AMENDED BUDGET
$4,420.00
58483-64001 Equipment
>$5,000
ORIGINAL BUDGET
$.00
INCREASE
$89,089.00
AMENDED BUDGET
$89,089.00
58483-73000 Other Debt
Service Costs
ORIGINAL BUDGET
$.00

$1,075.00
AMENDED BUDGET
$1,075.00
THIS RESOLUTION
ADOPTED by the Gulf County
Board of County
Commissioners this 23rd day ot
November, 2004.
(End)
There being no further
business and, upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor. the
meeting did then adjourn at
5:48 p.m., E.S.T.
Nathan Peters. Jr.. Chairman
Attest: Douglas C. Birmingham,
Clerk
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
NOVEMBER 23, 2004
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met
this date in regular session
with the following members
present: Chairman Nathan
Peters, Jr., Vice Chairman
Carmen L. McLemore and
Commissioners Billy E. Traylor,
Bill Williams and Jerry W.
Barnes.
Others present were:
County Attorney Timothy
McFarland, Deputy
Clerk/Office Administrator
Towan Kopinsky, Deputy
Clerk/Budget & Finance
Director Becky Norris, Chief
Administrator Don Butler.
Administrator Staff Assistant
Denise Manuel, Animal Control
Officer Johnny Collins,
Building Official Brad Bailey,
Building Inspector Lee
Collinsworth, Emergency
Management Director R. Larry
Wells, Emergency Management
/911 Coordinator Marshall
Nelson, Planner David
Richardson, Assistant Planner
Andrew Rowell, Public Works
Director Gerald Shearer T.D.C.
Director Paula Pickett, Sheriffs
Office Major 'Joe Nugent, and
Sheriffs Office Lieutenant
Ricky Tolbert.
Major Nugent called the
meeting to order at 6:01 p.m.,
E.S.T.
Reverend Grace Lane, of
New Bethel A.M.E., opened the
. meeting' with scripture and
prayer, Major Nugent led the
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
and Mary Lou Cumbie sang the
National Anthem.
ROBERTS RULES OF
ORDER
Chairman Peters report-
ed that the County Commission
meetings are operated accord-
ing to the Roberts Rules of
Order, and discussions should
be directed through the
Chairman to maintain order.
CONSENT AGENDA I SUP-
PLEMENTAL AGENDA
ITEMS
Upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, sec-


ond by Commissioner Barnes,
and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the Consent Agenda
and supplemental agenda
items, as follows:
CONSENT AGENDA:
1. Minutes November 9, 2004
- Regular Meeting
2. Court Order Payment to
Attorney Russell K. Ramey
(#00-160-CF *$4,064.91 to be
paid from Account #61021-
31000 / #03-028-CJ & #04-
034-CJ $1,057.70 to be paid
from Account #67081-31000)
3. Grant Acceptance Sheriffs
Office (Enhanced
Communications Between
School and Emergency
Responders #05-CJ-L2-01-
33-23-056 $9,844.00) Grant
Amendment #1 Cape San Bias
Lighthouse Keeper's Quarters
(#SC442 Adds Architectural
Services as
Authorized Project Work)
4. Inventory E9-1-1
Department (Remove #95-9 *
Old Equipment Leased from GT
Com) Emergency Management
(Junk #90-161 / Transfer #90-
203 to the Road Department for
the Commodity Program /
Transfer #90-208 & #90-227 to
the Road Department was
used previously for the
Commodity Program)
5. Invoice C. W. Roberts
Contracting Americus Avenue
(#2 $16,249.50 to be paid
from Account #41141-63000) -
Legal Services of North Florida -
Legal Aid ($7,153.00 to be
paid from Account #56464-
82000) Preble-Rish, Inc. -
Courthouse Elevator (#63586 *
$675.00 to be paid from
Account #71012-31000)
6. Resolution Gulf County
E.M.S. Matching Grant, as fol-
lows:
RESOLUTION NO. 2004-S1
A RESOLUTION CERTIFY-
ING THAT THE MONIES
FROM THE EMERGENCY
MEDICAL SERVICES
MATCHING GRANT WILL
IMPROVE AND EXPAND THE
COUNTY'S PRE-HOSPITAL
EMERGENCY MEDICAL
SERVICES SYSTEM.
WHEREAS, Gulf County
has an outstanding Emergency
Medical Services system, which
serves the citizens of Gulf
County; and
WHEREAS, the
Emergency Medical Services
system receives funding from
'Gulf County only for specific,
itemized, budgeted expendi-
tures; and
WHEREAS, the budget-
ed funds for the Emergency
Medical Services system cannot
be used for other items or activ-
'ities; and
WHEREAS, existing
budget allocations do not pro-
vide for all needs of the
Emergency Medical Services
systems;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE
IT RESOLVED BY THE GULF
COUNTY BOARD OF COUN-
TY COMMISSIONERS, as fol-
lows:
1. That monies from the
Emergency Medical Services
Matching grant will improve
and expand the County's pre-
hospital Emergency Medical
Services system.
2. That the grant monies will
not be used to supplant exist-
ing County Emergency Medical
Services budget allocations.
3. That a copy hereof shall be
provided to all parties of inter-
est upon request.
ADOPTED this 23rd day of
November, 2004.
(End)
7. Travel 20th National Conf.
on Preventing Crime (Tampa
06/1-4/04)
8. Utility Permit City of Port
St. Joe (Force Main *
Rutherford and Jones
Homestead and Country Club
Drive)
SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA
ITEMS:
9. Court Order Payment to
Attorney Russell K. Ramey
(#99-279-CF $12,682.49 to
be paid from Account #61021-.
31000)
10. Grant Application Gulf
County E.M.S.
11. Resolution Budget
Amendment (Unanticipated
Revenue for 2003-04), as fol-
lows:
RESOLUTION NO. 2004-32
WHEREAS, the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida, has received
unanticipated revenue in the
General Fund for fiscal year
2003-04; and
WHEREAS, said revenue


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FLOOD PLAINS AND
WETLANDS
EARLY PUBLIC NOTICE
DATE: January 6. 2005
RECIPIENT: City of
Wewahitchka
ADDRESS: 109 South Second
Street
Wewahitchka. FL 32465
CONTACT: Jerri Linton, City
Clerk
e City of Wewahitchka,
Fiprida is considering
Neighborhood Revitalization
improvements as part of a
Small Cities Community
Development Block Grant
Project. A portion of the project
may be located in the 100 year
flood plain. The activities in
Service Area #1 calls for
upgrading the City's potable
water well and plant. Service
Areas #2 through #6, calls for
extension of water lines for
potable water and fire protec-
tion by installing six inch water
mains and fire hydrants and
also hook ups of low and mod-
erate income households into
the central water system within
the service areas. As unmet
needs. Service Areas #7 and #8
would call for replacing the


existing undersized water lines
by installing water mains and
new fire hydrants within the
service areas. The City of
Wewahitchka is interested in
discussing alternatives to this
project and securing public per-
ceptions of possible adverse
impacts that could result for
the project and possible mini-
mization measures. Please
send written comments to: Mr.
Ray Dickens. Mayor, P.O. Box
966, Wewahitchka, Florida
32465. Written comments will
be received until February 19,
2005.
Publish: January 6, 2005

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE:
ESTATE OF
ELZIE A. GLASS
File No.: 05-01PR
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Elzie A. Glass, deceased,
whose date of death was
October 15, 2003, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Gulf
County, Florida, Probate


Division, the address of which
is 1000 Cecil G. Costin Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
The names and addresses of
the personal representative and
the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to
be served must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE


AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is January 5, 2005.
Attorney for Personal
Representative Mel C.
Magidson Jr.
Attorney for Rudolph H. Glass
Florida Bar No. 261629
Mel C. Magidson Jr.. P.A.
528 Sixth Street
P.O. Box 340
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
Telephone: (850) 227-7800
Personal Representative:
Rudolph H. Glass
P.O. Box 91
Shallmar, Florida 32579
Publish: January 6 & 13, 2005.

NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that
Bayou Storage, pursuant to
FS83.806, will dispose of or
offer for sell after January 21,
2005, the miscellaneous items
belonging to the following
tenan: Sheppard Gonsalez-unlt
#214 and #308. Unit contents
may be redeemed by owner
prior to January 21. 2005, for
cash only.
Publish: January 6 & 13, 2005:


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is needed to help pay certain
expenditures incurred in fiscal
year 2003-04;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE
IT RESOLVED as follows:
1. The 2003-04 fiscal year bud-
get is amended as follows:
GENERAL FUND
REVENUES:
Federal Grants:
00131-21001 Drug Abuse
Grant/Sheriff
Original Budget
$0
Increase
$35,913
Amended Budget
$35,913
00131-23000 Law Enfr. Block
Grants
Original Budget
$0
Increase
$10,839
Amended Budget
$10,839
00131-39002 Coastal Impact
Asst. Program
Original Budget
$0
Increase
$8,005
Amended Budget
$8.005
00131-51000 Federal Disaster
Relief
Original Budget
$0
Increase
$232,752
Amended Budget
$232,752
State Grants:
00134-49000 Other
Transp.Grants
Original Budget
$0
Increase
$79.389
Amended Budget
$79,389
00134-51001 State Disaster
Relief
Original Budget
$0
Increase
$44,382
Amended Budget
$44,382
00134-79600 Boating
Improvement Grant
Original Budget
$0
Increase
$35,162
Amended Budget
$35,162
County Officers Fees:
00141-10000 Recording
Fees/Court Technology
Original Budget
$0
Increase
$17,558
Amended Budget
$17.558
Human Services:
00146-40000 Animal Control &
Shelter Fees
Original Budget
$0
Increase
$1,270
Amended Budget
$1,270
Violation of Local
Ordinances:
00154-00001 Animal Control
Ord. Violations
Original Budget
$0
Increase
$380
Amended Budget
$380
Sales: Surplus Materials and
Scrap:
00165-10000 Scrap Sales
Original Budget
$0
Increase
$3,324
Amended Budget
$3,324
00165-40000 Timber Sales
Original Budget
$0
Increase
$12,975
Amended Budget
$12,975
EXPENDITURES:
Federal Emergency
Management Assistance:
21725-31000 'Professional
Services
Original Budget
$0
Increase
$2.919
Amended Budget
$2,919 '
21725-46100 Repair & Maint.:
Bldg/Grounds
Original Budget
$0
Increase
$246
Amended Budget
$246
21725-52000 Operating
Supplies
Original Budget
$0
073Increase
$6,073


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Amended Budget 60023-41000 Communications
$6,073 Original Budget
21725-52100 Gas. Oil. & $0
Lubricants Increase
Original Budget $3,000
$0 Amended Budget
Increase $3,000
$728 60023-44000 Rental and
Amended Budget Leases
$728 Original Budget
21725-62001Buildings:EOC $0
Original Budget Increase
$180.229 $2,000
Increase Amended Budget
$231,360 $2,000
Amended Budget 60023-46200 Repair & Maint:
$411,589 Equip.
21725-63000 Road & Bridge Original Budget
Construction $0
Original Budget Increase
$0 $2,000
Increase Amended Budget
$35,808 $2,000
Amended Budget 60023-64000 Equipment
$35,808 Original Budget
Special Waterways Project $0
Program: Increase
25372-63000 Improvements $10,558
other than Bldgs. Amended Budget
Original Budget $10,558
$0 THIS RESOLUTION
Increase ADOPTED by the Gulf County
$35,162 Board of County
Amended Budget Commissioners this 23rd day of
$35,162 November. 2004,,.~-----'-
Law Enforce m-i-Blok .--..-- (E-nd)
Grants: 12. S.H.I.P. Purchase
30721-64000 New Equipment Assistance (Angela Davis *
Original Budget $11,615.00)
$0 PLANNING & DEVELOP-
Increase MENT REVIEW BOARD
$10,839 (P.D.R.B.) RECOMMENDA-
Amended Budget TIONS
$10,389 County Attorney
Anti-Drug Abuse Grant- McFarland presented the fol-
Sheriff: lowing recommendations from
30921-34000 Contractual the November 16, 2004
Services P.D.R.B. meeting, for the
Original Budget Board's consideration:
$0 Pursuant to advertise-
Increase ment to hold a public hearing to
$31,907 consider a small-scale map
Amended Budget amendment for K & T
$31,907 Construction, Inc. (Parcel ID
30921-49000 Other Current #03331-001R S13, T5S,
Chrgs/Obligations R11W), County 'Attorney
OriginalBudget McFarland read the public
$0 hearing notice and called for
Increase public comment. There being
$4,006 no public comment,
Amended Budget Commissioner Traylor
$4,006 motioned to approve a small-
DOT.Local Agency Program: scale map amendment chang-
40341-31000 Professional ing 2.00 acres from agricultural
Services to residential low density for K
Original Budget & T Construction, Inc.
$0 Commissioner McLemore sec-
Increase onded the motion, and it
$55,000 passed unanimously (5-0).
Amended Budget Pursuant to advertise-
$55,000 ment to hold a public hearing to
DOT:County Incentive Grant consider a small-scale map
Program: amendment for Michael D.
40741-63000 Improvements White. Jr. (Parcel ID #03331-
other than Bldgs. 010R S13, T5S. R11W),
Original Budget County Attorney McFarland
$0 read the public hearing notice
*Increase and called for public comment.
$24,389 There being no public com-
Amended Budget meant, Commissioner Traylor .
$24,389 motioned to approve a small-
Gulf County Public Works: scale map amendment chang-
42834-52000 Operating ing 3.68 acres from agricultural
Supplies to residential low density for
Original Budget Michael D. White, Jr.
$9,000 Commissioner Barnes second-
Increase ed the motion, and it passed
$3,324 unanimously (5-0).
Amended Budget Pursuant to advertise-
$12,324 ment to hold a public hearing to
Animal Control: consider a small-scale map
43062-52000 Operating amendment for Earl Ehmke
Supplies (Parcel ID #03495-100R,
Original Budget #03495-150R. & #03495-200R
$3,500 S6, T6S, R11W), County
Increase Attorney McFarland read the
$1,650 public hearing notice and called
Amended Budget for public comment. There
$5,150 being no public comment,
Coastal Impact Assistance Commissioner. Traylor
Program: motioned to approve a small-
43137-31000 Professional scale map amendment chang-..
Services ing 3.00 acres from agricultural
Original Budget to mixed commercia4lysiden-
$0 tial low density for Earl Ehmke.
Increase CommissionefrMcLemore sec-
$938 -- opded- 'e motion, and it
Amended Budget ..... passed unanimously (5-0).
$938 -p.-- Pursuant to advertise-
43137-63000 Improvements ment to hold a public hearing to
other than Bldgs. consider a large-scale map
Original Budget amendment for Leroy Lowe
$0 (Parcel ID #03358-000R &
Increase #03364-000R S26. T5S,
$7,067 R11W). County Attorney
Amended Budget McFarland read the public
$7.067 hearing notice and called for
Parks and Recreation: public comment. :There being
57172-63000 Improv.other ,no public comment, Planner
than Bldgs. Richardson requested that
Original Budget members of the public sign the
$6,418 citizen participation sheet.
Increase Commissioner McLemore then
$12,975 motioned to approve a large-
Amended Budget scale map amendment chang-
$19,393 ing 157.5 acres from agricul-
General Court tural to residential low density
Administration: for Leroy Lowe. Commissioner


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Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously (5-
0).
Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing to
consider preliminary plat
approval for Ralph P. Rish (3.22
Acres in S26, T7S, R11W 12
Units), County Attorney
McFarland read the public
hearing notice and called for
public comment. There being
no public comment,
Commissioner Williams
motioned to approve the pre-
liminary plat of Sunset Bay
subdivision. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously (4-
0), with Commissioner Traylor
abstaining due to having a
business relationship with Mr.
Rish.
Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing to
consider preliminary plat
approval for Wetappo Preserve,
L.L.C. (Parcel ID #03451-000R
471 Acres in S34, T5S, R11W
188 Units), County Attorney
McFarland read the public
hearing notice and called for
public comment. There being
no public comment.
- ofiThsii-iier- -Mcemore -
motioned to approve the pre-
liminary plat of Wetappo
Preserve subdivision.
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it
passed unanimously (5-0).
Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing to
consider preliminary plat
approval for Booth Holdings.
Booth Trust, L.L.C. (Parcel ID
#03187-015R & #03187-007R*
8.71 Acres in S21 & 22. T9S,
R10W 12 Units), County
Attorney McFarland read the
public hearing notice and called
for public comment. There
being no public comment,
Commissioner Barnes
motioned to approve the pre-
liminary plat of Summer Bay at
Indian Pass subdivision.
Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously (5-0).
Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing to
consider final plat. approval for
Wayne Orr,. W. F. Orr and
Comp-,I' iF.L:.l It' #06311-
00 R, ': -!-,'.: .',F. ct 06308-
OODR 21.137 Acres in S23,
T9S, R11W 59 Units), County
Attorney McFarland read the
public hearing notice and called
for public comment. There
being no public comment.
Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve the final
plat of Villa Del Sol subdivision.
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it
passed unanimously (5-0).
Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing to
consider final plat approval for
Bill Beaty c/o Coastal Waters
Construction, Inc. (Parcel ID
#03816-OOOR 4.09 Acres in
S4, T7S, R11W 7. Units),
County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment.
There being no public com-
ment, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve the final
plat of Palmetto Trace
Subdivision. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the
motion, and it, passed unani-
mously (5-0).
Pursuant to advertise-"
ment to hold a public heaiig to
consider final.plat approval for
B.;'.:rr, Hi.ldir.c:- Booth Trust,
L L.cT "iF'-,.- iL, #06345-054R
i ir ,n 36,T8S, R12W
S6 Units),. County Attorney
McFarland read the public
hearing notice and called for
public comment. There being
no public comment,
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to approve the final
plat of Summersands at Cape
San Blas subdivision, contin-
gent. upon the setback correc-
tion. Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously (5-0).
Pursuant to advertise-
m,,ni ri., .:l 3 iul!; h jr i -, Lto
conrder prellminar plat'
.ppro' al ,. F; i ,rvey
De> elopfrir'P -.,rp.,raion
IPar'c.-l II D HO-w, 2A ,1: 4 i 11
Acres in S22, T7S, R11W 39
Units), County Attorney
McFarland read the public
hearing notice and called for
public comment. There being
no public comment,
Commissioner Traylor


motioned to approve the pre-
liminary plat of Piney Woods
Beach II subdivision.
Commissioner McLemore sec-
onded the motion, and it
passed unanimously (5-0).
Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing to
consider a side setback vari-
ance for Kay W. Eubanks
(Parcel ID #06276-020R .5
Acres in S18, T9S. R11W),
County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment.
Glenn Elders, of Cape San Bias,
appeared before the Board to
discuss his opposition to this
variance request (access need-
ed for fire safety, etc.). Rod
Dodsworth. Vice-President of
Scallop Cove Villas
Homeowners Association,
requested that the Board table
this matter to allow the
P.D.R.B. to review this matter
again. After discussion by
members of the Board and
Planner Richardson,
Commissioner Barnes
motioned to table this matter
for re-consideration by the
P.D.R.B.. and Commissioner
Williams secopled.-the motion.-
.5Ajerftfrfier discussion. Kay W.
Eilbanks, property owner,
appeared before the Board to
discuss her project plans. She
stated that she has agreed to
widened the access from 12 feet
to 18 feet, and to install a fence
to secure the safety issue.
Chris Forehand, of Preble-Rish,
Inc., also appeared before the
Board to review the drawings of
the site. After further discus-
sion, the motion failed 3 to 2,
with Chairman Peters and
Commissioners McLemore and
Traylor voting no. Chairman
Peters then passed the Chair to
Vice Chairman McLemore, and
motioned to approve this vari-
ance request, as recommended
by the P.D.R.B., contingent
upon the access being 18 feet.
Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion, and it passed 3
to 2, with Commissioners
Barnes and Williams voting no.
Chairman McLemore returned
the Chair to Commissioner
Peters.
Pursuant to advertise-
mir [:, i'.id T pblic: Ir -mu-i to
c, zsid.l: a z m ll iai'.: map
amendment for James C.
Brownell (Parcel ID #03495-
100R S13, T5S, R11W),
County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment.
There being no public com-
ment, Commissioner McLemore
motioned to approve a small-
scale map amendment chang-
ing 4.00 acres from agricultural
to residential low density for
James C. Brownell.
Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously (5-0).
Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing to
consider a small-scale map
amendment for St. Johns
Baptist Episcopal Church
(Parcel ID #01369-O00R S36,
T3S, RIOW), County Attorney
McFarland read the public
hearing notice and called for-
public comment. There .beirig
no public .,cdiiment,
Commissioner- Barnes
mr:-uonrd 1,i approve a small-
scale-map amendment chang-
- ing 9.90 acres from agricultural
to residential low density for St.
Johns Baptist :,Episcopal
Church. :.mi .i ,,., r.r
McLemore .ii-....r.i.e- iru
motion, and it passed unani-
mously (5-0).
INDUSTRIAL PARK -
TAUNTON TRUSS
Upon discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler regarding
the proposed Industrial Park
land swap (for 40 acres at
Fleeing Curve) with Taunton
Truss, Commissioner
McLemore agreed for Chief
Administrator Butler and
E.D.C. Director McNair to meet
with Mr. Taunton to develop a
proposal for the Board to con-
sider. Commissioner Traylor
seconded -,: the m.in
Chairman Peters reporr-d rhal
he and Commissioner Barnes
have reviewed this matter, and
he is concerned about whether
or not the 40 acres can be used
by the County. E.D.C. Director
McNair reported that Mr.
Taunton has agreed to have an
environmental firm make an

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the Board. The motion then
passed unanimously.
COMMUNITY BUDGET
ISSUE REQUESTS
I LEGISLATURE
Chief Administrator
Butler discussed legislative
requests made to the State each
year, and he suggested that the
Board contact Senator Lawson
and Representative Bense to
request funding for installation
of the Beaches sewer system
(approximately $5.5 million).
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board
approved this request. Upon
call for public input or com-
ment, no member of the public
discussed this issue.
Commissioner Williams stated
that he has met with represen-
tatives of Allan Bense and
attended a Small County
Coalition meeting regarding
these .-issues, and suggested
that as many Commissioners
as possible should go to
Tallahassee to assist the Small
County Coalition in lobbying
these efforts.
Chief Administrator
Butler also discussed the
Courthouse Renovation funds
received from the Legislature
(generally $100,000.00), and he
recommended that the Board
submit a Community Budget
Issue Request for $300,000.00
for the Courthouse roof. Upon
motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
Unanimous vote, the Board
approved this recommendation.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
ADMINISTRATOR I
ENGINEER C.D.B.G.
Upon request by Chief
Administrator Butler,
Commissioner Traylor
motioned to advertise to receive
sealed proposals for grant
administration and engineering
services for the Harmon
Millworks C.D.B.G.
Commissioner Barnes second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
OVERTIME PARAMEDICS
AND E.M.T.S / GULF
COUNTY & WEWAHITCHKA
E.M.S.
Chief Administrator
Butler discussed the difficulty
in getting Paramedics and
E.M.T.s to cover each station
during the holidays, and rec-
ommended that the County pay
1 1/2 time to the individuals
who work during the holidays.
He also stated that if the Board
will approve this through
January 1. 2005. he and the
E.M.S. Directors will present a
proposed policy to the Board for
consideration prior to the first
holiday after New Year's Day.
Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve this
request, and Commissioner
McLemore seconded the
motion. Commissioner
McLemore then thanked
Wewahitchka E.M.S. and Major
Nugent for the care they provid-
ed to the individuals in the
recent accident on the Dalkeith
Road. After discussion that the
Wewahitchka E.M.S. employees
are contract with no benefits,
the motion passed unanimous-
ly.
HEALTH INSURANCE -
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Upon recommendation
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and th "Insurance Committee,
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to continue health
insurance coverage with Blue
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PROPOSED LANDFILL SITE
Chief Administrator
Butler reported that The St. Joe
Company agreed (through the
Windmark D.R.I.) to provide the
County with 100 acres of prop-
erty for a landfill, and he dis-
cussed two possible locations
(one on S. R. 22 near the Kemp
Cemetery Road and one on S.
R. 71 near Five Points Landfill)
that are approximately 50 acres
each. Upon motion by
Commissioner Barnes, second
by Commissioner McLemore,
and unanimous vote, the Board
agreed for Chief Administrator
Butler to negotiate with The St.
Joe Company on these two
areas.
BEACH DRIVING
COMPLAINTS
Upon discussion and
inquiry by Chairman Peters
regarding patrolling of the
beaches, Major Nugent stated
that the Sheriffs Office is in the
process of training someone to
patrol the beaches.
JOB NOTICE I T.D.C.
ASSISTANT
Upon request by T.D.C.
Director Pickett, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to advertise to
hire a full-time assistant for the
Tourist Development Council
Office (funds are in the budget).
Commissioner Barnes second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
WELCOME CENTER
T.D.C. Director Pickett
reported that the new Welcome
Center (which will house the
T.D.C., E.D.C. and Chamber of
Commerce) is scheduled to be
moved to the new location on
December 6th, and they are
planning to be in the building
by mid-2005.
J.U.C.O. CLASSIC
T.D.C. Director Pickett
reported that the J.U.C.O.
Classic (sponsored by the
Norris D. Langston Foundation)
will be held at Port St. Joe High
School this weekend, and the
Christmas on the Coast cele-
bration will be the first weekend
in December.
FIREMEN'S ASSOCIATION -
BOOKS
Upon request by David
Richardson, Commissioner
Williams motioned to allow the
Firemen's Association to pur-
chase 100 Firefighter One
Books from a Sole-Source
Supplier for the classes that
will begin on November 29th.
Commissioner Barnes second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Chamber of Commerce
Director Sandra Chafln report-
ed that there were great
turnouts all over the County for
the Veterans' Day programs
and naming of the road for Staff
Sergeant Clifford C. Sims, and
for the ground-breaking cere-
mony for St. Johns Village in
Wewahitchka. She also report-
ed that the Wewahitchka
Christmas Parade will be held
on December 18th, the
Christmas on the Coast Parade
will be held on December 4th.
and the Chamber is encourag-
ing all citizens to do their
Christmas shopping locally this
year.
AVIATION ADVISORY
COMMITTEE MEETING
E.D.C. Director McNair
reported on the Aviation
Advisory Committee meeting on
November 22nd, stating that
the Franklin County Airport
could be shut down because it
is in violation of various D.O.T.
requirements that were
imposed (cutting of brush and
trees near the runways, etc.).
He inquired as to whether Gulf
County could assist them with
this project.
Chairman Peters
requested that. Commissioner
Barnes make a recommenda-
tion regarding this matter to
the Board at the next regular
meeting. After further discus-
sion, Commissioner McLemore
motioned to appoint Chairman
Peters and Commissioner
Barnes to meet with the
Franklin County B.C.C. regard-
ing the Franklin County
Airport. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it .passed unanimously.
Commissioner Barnes thanked
the members of the Gulf
County Aviation Advisory
Committee for their dedication
to this project.
INDUSTRIAL PARK -
SETBACKS
Upon discussion and rec-
ommendation by Building
Official Bailey, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to reduce the


setbacks inside the Gulf
County Industrial Park to 5 feet
(to allow Taunton Truss to have
space to construct a shed).
Commissioner McLemore sec-
onded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
SPECIAL PROJECTS
PAYMENTS
Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second
by Commissioner McLemore.
and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following Special
Projects Payments:
Dist. 1 North Florida
Head Start Donation $ 150.00
Dist. 2 North Florida
Head Start Donation $ 250.00
Chamber of Commerce -
Donation $ 500.00
Dist. 3 White City Fire
Department Donation
$300.00
Dist. 5 White City Fire
Department Donation
$100.00
FLORIDA HIGHWAY
PATROL
After discussion,
Commissioner Traylor
motioned to submit a letter to
the Florida Highway Patrol
inquiring as to what action (if
any) has been taken regarding
F.H.P. Trooper Jason White.
Commissioner McLemore sec-
onded the motion. After dis-
cussion by Chairman Peters
that he does not feel this is an
issue that the Board should get
involved with, the motion
passed 4 to 1. with Chairman
Peters voting no.
REGULAR B.C.C. MEETING
I DECEMBER 28. 2004
Chairman Peters passed
the Chair to Vice Chairman
McLemore, and motioned to
cancel the regular County
Commission meeting scheduled
for December 28, 2004.
Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously. Chairman
McLemore returned the Chair
to Commissioner Peters.
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS
After discussion and
upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore, second .by
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board
agreed for the employees to be
off on December 23rd & 24th
for the Christmas holiday (the.
Courthouse will be closed).
COUNTY COMMISSIONER I
HEALTH CARE COMMITTEE
Chairman Peters wel-
comed Bill Williams, newly-
elected County Comniissioner
for District 3, to the Board.
Chairman Peters then passed
the Chair to Vice Chairman
McLemore and motioned to
appoint Wayne Bridges to
replace Mr. Williams on the
Gulf County Health Care
Committee. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion
and, after discussion, the
motion passed unanimously.
Chairman McLemore returned
the Chair to Commissioner
Peters. Commissioner Traylor
then motioned to appoint
Commissioner Bill Williams to
serve as the Chairman of the
Health Care Committee.
Commissioner McLemore sec-
onded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
COUNTY BUDGET
Chairman Peters
requested that Chief
Administrator Butler notify him
of any expenditures brought
before the Board that are not
budgeted, to prevent over-
expenditures. After discussion
regarding an engineering
invoice that was not budgeted,
Chief Administrator Butler
reported that the work was per-
formed prior to the Board's pol-
icy regarding unbudgeted
items. Chief Administrator
Butler reported that it is possi-
ble this invoice can be paid
from F.R.D.A.P. grant funds.
Commissioner Traylor then
motioned to table this invoice.
After discussion that the
invoice is not being presented
to the Board for payment at this
time, Commissioner Traylor
withdrew his motion.
STAFF SERGEANT
CLIFFORD C. SIMS
MEMORIAL PARKWAY
Chairman Peters stated
that he appreciates the efforts
put forth by members of the
City of Port St. Joe, the School
Board, and the County
Commission in the ceremony to
rename a portion of U. S.
Highway 98 as Clifford C. Sims
Memorial Parkway. He stated
that he is very proud of the
community effort.
SALARY EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR I
BUDGET AMENDMENT
Chairman Peters dis-
cussed that Emergency
Management Director Wells'
salary was reduced to
$28,000.00 effective October 1,
2004, and he presented the pay
scale previously approved by


the Board. He stated that the
pay scale allows for the base
pay of an Emergency
Management Director (newly
hired) would be $32,000.00,
and Mr. Wells has been working
in this position for 20 years. He
also presented a list of grants
(totaling over $5 million) that he
has received for the County.
Chairman Peters then passed
the Chair to Vice Chairman
McLemore, and motioned to
increase Mr. Wells' salary to
$43,541.24 (amend the budget
to take the funds from Reserve
for Contingencies).
Commissioner Barnes second-
ed the motion. After discussion
by members of the Board
regarding the reduction in Mr.
Wells' duties (Commodity
Program) and the increased
duties of Emergency
Management, Commissioner
Williams stated that he will
support the motion if it is
amended to include 1) a revised
job description, 2) a perfor-
mance review is done in 60
days, and 3) that Mr. Wells
answer to the Chief
Administrator. After further
discussion. Commissioner
Peters amended his motion to
include these items, and
Commissioner Barnes second-
ed the amended motion. The
motion then passed 3 to 2, with
Chairman McLemore and
Commissioner Traylor voting
no. Chairman McLemore
returned the Chair to
Commissioner Peters.
INTEGRAL
REHABILITATION C.D.B.G.
Upon inquiry by
Chairman Peters regarding a
letter from the Florida
Department of Community
Affairs concerning the status of
the Integras Rehabilitation
C.D.B.G. project (no extensions
will be granted and future
grants could be affected), Chief
Administrator Butler reported
that he has responded to this
letter regarding project modifi-
cations (and has received a fol-
low-up response from D.C.A.),
and the A.R.P.C. Grant
Administrator is also working
on this project.
COUNTY-WIDE VOTING I
RE-DISTRICTING
Commissioner Williams
thanked the citizens of District
3 for electing him as the new
County Commissioner, and he
discussed the outcome of the
County-Wide voting issue on
the ballot (70% were in favor).
Commissioner Williams then
requested that Chairman
Peters withdraw the lawsuit he
filed to prevent County-Wide
voting. Chairman Peters stated
that he will not withdraw.
Commissioner Williams then
motioned to appoint a County-
Wide Voting Committee (an
individual from each district),
with the County Attorney as the
Board's liaison. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion
and, after discussion, the
motion passed 4 to 1, with
Chairman Peters voting no.
Commissioner Traylor
then discussed that the County
needs to address re-drawing of
the district lines, because the
population in the boundaries of
District 4 is significantly less
than the other districts. He
requested that County Attorney
McFarland and Chief
Administrator Butler review
this matter.
Commissioner Williams
stated that he would like for the
record to reflect that Chairman
Peters refuses to meet the
needs of 70% of the voters of
Gulf County, and that he is
responsible for the costs the
County will have to pay in a
lawsuit versus a voluntary dis-
missal that he could initiate.
COUNTY-WIDE VOTING
Marilyn Blackwell, of
Wewahitchka, appeared before
the Board to discuss that
Chairman Peters has previous-
ly agreed to change to County-
Wide voting in. Districts 1, 2, 3
& 5, and she feels most of the
County would agree that this
would be an acceptable solu-
tion.
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS I
SLUDGE
Marilyn Blackwell, of
Wewahitchka, appeared before
the Board to discuss a letter
from the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection
(D.E.P.) To the City of Gretna,
giving them a permit to haul
material to Gulf County (which
now makes over 30 facilities).
She discussed the health issue,
and requested that the Board
send a letter to D.E.P. regarding
this matter. Upon inquiry,
County Attorney McFarland
stated that he has discussed
this matter with representatives
of D.E.P. (the permitting is done
through them), and he dis-
cussed the possibility of the
County making more stringent


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ANIMAL CONTROL I
NUISANCE
Lisa Lollie. of White City,
appeared before the Board to
discuss complaints made by
The Stitts regarding her dogs
barking. She stated that she
has purchased shocking collars
for the dogs ($173.35), but she
will not get rid of her dogs. She
further stated that The Stitts
are the only people in White
City who keep complaining
about neighboring dogs, and
inquired as to what the Board
can do to stop it.
Commissioner McLemore stat-
ed that the only complaints he
has received from White City
have been from The Stitts.
Commissioner Williams stated
that he will meet with all par-
ties to review this matter.
Bill & MarJorie Stitt, of
White City, appeared before the
Board to thank Mrs. Lollie for
purchasing the shocking col-
lars, and to apologize to Tessle
Myrick for falsely complaining
about her dog. She also dis-
cussed the incident involving
Mrs. Lollie's dogs, and request-
ed that the Board uphold their
animal control ordinance.
Commissioner Williams
requested patience by all par-
ties until he can review this
matter. The Stitts also request-
ed that the Board revise the
ordinance for better enforce-
ment.
PETROLEUM
CONTAMINATION -
ROAD DEPARTMENT
Jim Williams, of
MACTEC, appeared before the
Board to discuss a proposal for
cleanup of the petroleum cont-
amination site at the Road
Department. He discussed a
deductible that the County
would be required to pay and
the possibility of in-kind ser-
vices. Chief Administrator
Butler reported that a waiver
has been requested, and he is
waiting for a response from the
State because no funds were
budgeted for this cleanup. He
also stated that the County
would need to take bids for the
cleanup project. After further
discussion, Health Department
Administrator Doug Kent stated
that the County provided a lot
of in-kind services at the time of
the incident.
DISTRICT 3
Commissioner Williams
discussed that he would like
the Board's permission to trav-
el to meet with various State
Representatives regarding
important County issues. He
also discussed that he would
like to appoint an
Infrastructure and Planning
Committee within his district
(with Tom Graney as the
Chairman). The Board had no
objection to these requests.
EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT SALARY
Upon inquiry by Deputy
Clerk/Budget & Finance Officer
Norris, Chairman Peters stated
that the change in Emergency
Management Director Wells'
salary will be retroactive to
October 1, 2004.
PUBLIC DISCUSSION
Deputy Clerk/Budget &
Finance Officer Norris reported
that during the 3-minute tim-
ing of the public discussion,
she stops timing if the Board
members enter into the discus-
sion. Chairman Peters stated
that he tries to work with indi-
viduals to make sure they fin-
ish their discussion, but
requested that members of the
public not be repetitious.
Commissioner Traylor also dis-
cussed repetitive issues
brought up at every Board
meeting.
TRANSPORTATION
PROGRAM I C.A.A.A.
Chairman Peters intro-
duced Charles Givens, the
Board's representative on the
Capital Area Action Agency,
who discussed that he has
attended all of the meetings and
that this program is very bene-
ficial for Gulf County.
Chairman Peters thanked him
for his service.
There being no further
business and upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, the
meeting did then adjourn at
8:36 p.m., E.S.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.,
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK


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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, January.6, 2005 11B


Regina Tyus Named Counsel
, ":.."'.::V -


Regina Ellis Tyus


Regina Ellis Tyus was
recently named Middle
School Counselor of the Year
hv the Florida School


Counseling Association.
Regina was honored at the
Professional Recognition
Awards Luncheon. held dur-


or of the Year
ing the annual Florida
Counseling Association
Conference in St.
Petersburg.
Regina has served as a
middle school counselor at
Taylor Middle High School
in Pierson, since moving to
Volusia County in 1997.
Previously, she both taught
and counseled at Everitt
Middle School in Panama
City. Regina was nominated
by her peers and she had
also been selected as 2004
Teacher of the Year at Taylor
Middle High School and
2004 Volusia. Flagler
Counseling Association
Middle School Counselor of
the Year.
Regina is married to
Reverend Max Tyus and
they have a daughter, Tyla
Nikole. Regina is the daugh-
ter of Kenneth and Agnes
Ellis of Pdrt St. Joe, and a
1976 graduate of Port St.
Joe High School.


Army Recruiting Command Increases Tucker Recei

Reserve Enlistment Bonuses


SThe U.S. Army
Recruiting Command today
announced increases to
Army Reserve enlistment
incentives.
Enlistment bonuses for
individuals who have no
prior military service are at
their highest levels in Army
Reserve history. The maxi-
mum bonus for non-prior
service recruits has,
increased to $10,000,
depending on the ReServe
unit vacancy and how
quickly the individual can
report to training. The previ-
ous maximum amount was
$8,000.
Bonuses for applicants
who have previous military
service have also increased.
Individuals with prior ser-
vice who qualify and enlist,
for six years are eligible for a
bonus of $15,000; those
who enlist for three years
are eligiblee for a $7,500
bonus. Previously, the max-
imnums were $8,000 for a


six-year enlistment and
$4,000 for a three-year
term.
The Army Reserve plays
an integral and valuable
part in America's military
defense because of the expe-
rience, competence and
readiness of its soldiers.
Army Reserve Soldiers com-
bine civilian skills with mili-
tary training to provide spe-
cialized support for military
missions around the world.
Service in the Army Reserve
offers individuals the
chance to make a difference
in their communities and
throughout the world, and
to gain valuable, rewarding
experiences like no other job *
can provide.
To learn more about
Army Reserve opportunities,
contact your local Army
recruiter, log on to
goarmyreserve.com or call
1-800-USE-ARMY for
details.


Ross E. Tucker
The Leading Producers
Round Table (LPRT) of the
National Associatior of
Health Underwriters (NAHU)
is proud to announce that
Ross E. Tucker, CLU, RHU of
Tucker Life-Health
Insurance & Annuity, Inc.,
has qualified to receive .the
Association's Leading
Producers Qualifier Award
for 2004.
Demonstrated profes-
sional excellence in the sale
of health and disability
income insurance is the cri-
terion for membership in this


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FAR 2005 President, Frank Kowalski, Rusty Barfield, Diane Peevy, Olivier Monod, Cora Russ,
Mason Bean, Larry Iman, Ron Kelly, Alisa Rushing, Joan Lovelace.

Realtors Association Installs Officers


Frank Kowalski, 2005
President of the Florida
Association of REALTORS@,

ves Award
elite group of "LPRT" sales
and sales management lead-
ers. Only a small percentage
of health insurance agents
achieve this prestigious
award.
The National Association
of Health Underwriters
(NAHU), founded in 1930,
represents health and dis-
ability insurance profession-
al throughout the United
States and Canada. NAHU
members serve the health
insurance needs of over 100
million Americans.
The agency has served
the area since 1984. Mr.
Tucker graduated from FSU
in 1973 and has been and
insurance agent for 23 years.
His is a RHU (Registered
Health Underwriter) which
denotes both educational
and field. experience in
health insurance competen-
cy, and CLU (Chartered Life
Underwriter), which likewise
denotes both educational
competency and field experi-
ence in life underwriting,
considered to be tantamount
to CPA in'accounting.


performed the installation
ceremony for The REAL-
TORS@ Association of
Franklin & Southern Gulf
Counties 2005 leadership
team, at-their December 3 yst
luncheon meeting.
The new officers elected
to serve are Mason Bean,
president; Cora Russ, presi-
dent elect; Olivier Monod,


vice president; Larry Iman,
treasurer; and Diane Peevy,
secretary.
The directors installed
for 2005 are Alisa Rushing,
Ron Kelly, Joan Lovelace and
Rusty Barfield. Directors
continuing on the board in
2005 are Patricia Raap,
Bijan Neshat and past presi-
dent, Jan Stoutamire.


Gulf Coast Electric Co-Op

Recognizes Employees & Trustees


On December 22nd,
Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative recognized 27
employees and trustees for a
combined total of nearly 450
years of service to the
Cooperative.
Employees receiving
service pins were: Randy
Alsobrooks and Brennis
Smith, one year pins; Jane
Barnette, Jason Creamer,
Hai Dang, Dale Marshall,
Ken Newsome and Mike
Reed,- five year pins;
Manuela Heyn, Rodney Reed
and Ed Fuqua, 10 year pins;
Betty Home, Gary Whitfield
and Byron Whitten, 15 year
pins; Rudolph Brown,
Charlie Little, Danny Little,
Jilmbo Nunery and Tommy


Wood, 20 year pins; and Roy
Barnes, Jeannie Day, Carl
Elmore, Joe Horne, Jimbo
Long, Raymond McCart,
Ronnie Stanley and Mayo
Wilson, 30 year pins.

Project Graduation

Meeting Jan. 10th
There will be a Project
Graduation meeting ,on
Monday, January 10th at
6:00 p.m. in the Port St. Joe
High School commons area.
The meeting is manda-
tory for everyone working on
door prizes and games.
Everyone is needed to
help and is encouraged to
attend.


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19R Tkhe Strr Port St Ino Fl ThiurrIsnv Innuorv y, 2005


Florida Healthy Kids &


Kidcare
Open enrollment for
Florida Healthy Kids and
KidCare children's health
insurance started on
January 1st. The new
Florida KidCare application
form is now available and
may be downloaded on
www.floridakidcare.org or
by calling 1-888-540-5437
toll-free.
State law now requires
income documents with
each application. The appli-
cation package will not be
complete without these doc-
uments. Please do not send
original documents with
application, only send
copies.
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


Open En
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,
provide copy of the court
order, 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
immigration 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.


rollment
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
Administration at 1-800-
772-1213 toll-free. If you
have access to the Internet,
go to www.ssa.gov for help
applying for an SSN.
The application deadline
for Florida KidCare is
January 30.


Faith Christian School
would like to wish you a
happy 'and successful New
Year as we enter 2005. It is
also time to welcome a new
semester of school at Faith
Christian. "This is the day
the Lord hath made; we will
rejoice and we glad in it"
Psalm 118:24.
Monday, the teachers
and staff had a
workday-getting their
classrooms in order and
working on grades and
reports cards. School began
for students on Tuesday,
January 4th, and report
cards will be going home
next Thursday, January 13.
FCS is beginning the third
nine-week quarter which
ends March 9.
The first holiday will be
Martin Luther King Day,


PUBLIC NOTICE

A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at 10:00 a.m.
EST, and at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Both public hearings will
be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The
public hearings will be to discuss and act on the following:

1. Approve Minutes November 16, 2004
2.. Variance Setbacks James L. Ward, Jr. Parcel ID #03976-51 OR .024 acres in Section 5, Township 7 South, Range 11 West,
Gulf County, Florida subject to all development regulations required by Gulf County.
3. Small Scale Map Amendment Carl Fox Parcel ID #02792-01 OR 5.0 acres in Section 32, Township 7 South, Range 10 West,
Gulf County, Florida.- Changing Agriculture land use to Residential low density subject to all development regulations required
by Gulf County.
4. Small Scale Map Amendment Diane G. Sorey Parcel ID #03326-226R 5.23 acres in Section 13, Township 5 South, Range
11 West, Gulf County, Florida Changing Agriculture land use to Residential low density subject to all development regulations
required by Gulf County.
5. Small Scale Map Amendment S & D Enterprises, Inc. Sherri Dodsworth, President Parcel ID #06315-000R 5.0 acres in
Section 23, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida Changing Agriculture land use to Mixed
Commercial/Residential low density subject to all development regulations required by Gulf County.
6. Final Plat Approval Sunset Bay Snapper Street, LLC Parcel ID #04270-060R- 3.22 acres in Section 26, Township 7 South,
Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 12 unit development subject to all development regulations required by Gulf
County.
7. Final Plat Approval Wetappo Preserve Wetappo Preserve LLC Parcel ID #03451 -OOOR 471 acres in Section 34, Township
5 South, 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 188 unit development subject to all development regulations required by
Gulf County.
8. Preliminary Plat Approval Waters Edge East S & D Development Parcel ID #06315-000R & 06315-005R 9.87 acres in
Section 23, Township 9 South, 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 5 unit development subject to all development regu-
lations required by Gulf County.
9. Preliminary Plat Approval Cape Isle Preserve Tim Dobson Parcel ID #06268-251R & 06268-310R 5.47 acres in Section 20
Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 11 unit subdivision subject to all development regulations
required by Gulf!County.
10. Final Plat Approval South Long Estates Phase II Steven M. Buckalew Parcel ID #03499-001 R & 03498-000R 3.59 acres in
Section 6, Township 6 South, 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 6 unit development subject to all development regula-
tions required by Gulf County.
11. Preliminary Plat Approval Intercoastal Enterprises Leroy Rowe, Jr.- Parcel ID #03486-000R & 03498-000R 16.42 acres in
Section 6, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 65 unit development subject to all development
-regulations required by Gulf County.
12. Final Plat Approval Sunshine Subdivision Carol M.,Dow Parcel ID #03501-210R 4.02 acres in Section 6, Township 6 South
11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 8 unit development subject to all development regulations required by Gulf County.
.13. Preliminary Plat Approval Cape Palms Park -.Michael Bobzien Parcel ID # 06268-588R & 06268-586R 4.28 acres in Section
7, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 8 unit development subject to all development regula-
tions required by Gulf County.
14. WindMark Beach DO/PDP
15. Comprehensive Plan/EAR Update
16. Revisions to LDR and Subdivision Ordinance
17. Staff

The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior to the meeting carn be viewed at the Planning and Building
Department at 1000 Costin Blvd., Room 301 .


Monday, January 19, and
then President's Day,
Monday, February 16. Don't
forget the Living History
Program at the Centennial
Park in January, which is a
favorite excursion for many
of the classes.
FCS wants to welcome
Trilby Cox as our fourth
grade teacher. She will be
replacing Deborah (Stanton)
Hudson. Trilby is the wife of
Paul Cox and mother of
Nathan and- Daniel. She has
a masters degree from UCLA
and received her undergrad-
uate from Mississippi
College. She has had experi-
ence working with children
of many ages, both individu-
ally and in groups. She was
a teaching assistant at
UCLA and a substitute at
Morrison Heights Baptist
Church Preschool in
Clinton, Mississippi. She is
excited and looking forward
to being a part of Faith.
Christian School.
Another new member of
the staff is Diane Lanier.
Diane has been a substitute
for FCS in the recreation
department and is the
mother of several of our stu-
dents, Haley, Samantha and


the



News Column
Faith Christian School


GCCC Foundation Scholarship


Applications Available
Applications for scholar- succeed as demonstrated
ships from the Gulf Coast through extraordinary cir-
Community College cumstances. Need scholar-
Foundation are available ships are awarded to stu-
now' in the GCCC dents with the greatest
Foundation Office and the demonstrated need.
Financial Aid Office on main Students do not need to
campus. The deadline for apply for specific scholar-
returning applications is ships, as scholarships will
March 1st. be awarded based on the
Annually, the founda- ranking of applications and
tion awards more than 600 the specifications of individ-
scholarships to students. ual scholarships.
The categories are academ- Applications are ranked
ic, academic potential and by an on-campus scholar-
need. Academic scholar- ship committee, following
ships are provided to stu- the March deadline. Award
dents whose grade point notifications Will be made
averages are 3.5 or better. prior to the end of June.
Academic potential scholar- More information about
ships are for students with GCCC foundation scholar-
GPA's of 2.0 or better and ships is available by calling
who have the potential to (850) 872-3815.


PUBLIC NOTICE


A Public Workshop will be held by the

Planning and Development Review

Board (PDRB) and Board of County

Commissioners on Tuesday, January

11, 2005 at 4:30 pm EST, in the

Board of County Commissioners

meeting room at the Robert M. Moore

Administration Building, 1000 Cecil


G. Costin Sr.


Blvd., Port


St. Joe,


Florida. The workshop will be to dis-

cuss the following:


Revising the Gulf
County Comprehen-
sive Plan and Land
Development Regula-
tions to conform to

Florida Statue re-
quirements and ad-
dress local develop-
ment conditions.


The public is encouraged to attend


and be heard on these


matters.


Information prior to the meeting can

be viewed at the Planning and

Building Department at 1000 Costin

Blvd., Room 301.


Publish January 6, 2005


Publish January 6 & 13, 2005


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JR. She will join FCS full
time as the physical educa-
tion and playground director
for the remainder of the
year. She is replacing Anna
Moore.
FCS is excited about our
new staff members, but will
miss Anna and Deborah. We
wish them success and hap-
piness in their new posi-
tions.
Franklin/Gulf
Retired Educator
Association Meeting
The Franklin and Gulf
County Retired Educator
Association have combined
to form the Franklin/Gulf
REA.
The next meeting is
scheduled for Monday,
January 10, at 11:00 a.m.
ET at Toucan's restaurant
on Highway 98 in Mexico
Beach. The agenda topic will
be on literacy.
Membership is open to
any person who has retired
from the education field
under the Florida
Retirement System with five
years or more of service, any
person who has retired from
the educational system of
any other state, or from any
privately funded or
parochial school with five or
more years of service.
For more information,
contact Arlene at 850-697-
9790.








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RATES: Line ads: $5.00 for first 20 words, $3.50 for each additional week,
plus .5 for each additional word per week.
DEADLINE: TUESDAY AT 11:00 A.M. SHARP


AUPTIONG
AUCTION!
Every Friday Night at 7
pm Eastern. Great
Auctions Weekly. Often
Including Estates &
containers from over-
seas. Selling it all
FAST!
Col. Wade Clark,
Auctioneer
Wade Clark Auctions
314 Reid Avenue, Port
St Joe 850-229-9282,
AB1239, AU1737
10% Buyer's Premium

AUTOS
1991 Ford Aerostar XL,
Extended Window 7-
Passenger Van, $1,59
. Christmas
Special $999. Call
229-6807, leave name
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Classic 1992 gray
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$6,000. Call 850-227-
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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-
ing only. Call 227-
9440. tfc9/30


BUS. OPPORTUNITY
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Mobile paint distribu-
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FOR RENT
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Charming, newer
home in great neigh-
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lawn maintenance and
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month, year lease
+sec. dep. Available
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3 BR/2 BA house for
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MINI STORAGE
Ofe: 28 Reid Ave.Street PortSt. Joe, FL
229-6200 Office
814-7400 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours

Retail Space
Port City
Shopping Center -
3000 sq. ft. shop.
Call George at
229-6031.
tfe10/21


FOR RENT
Long term rentals
available 3 4 bedroom
homes, ranging from
$750 $1200 a month.
Call Parker Realty @
648-5777. tfcl2/16
Apartments/Homes
for Rent: One three
bedroom apartment
/duplexes/homes for
rent in Mexico Beach.
Furnished & unfur-
nished. Call Parker
Realty at 850-648-
5777 for more info.
tfc5/1
UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. house,
stove & refrig. cen.
h&a. screen porch.
carport & laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom
apartment. stove &
refrig., washer/dryer
hook-up.
* New extra lg. 3 bdrm.
house, 1 1/2 ba.,
inside laundry rm.;
ch&a, dishwasher &
stove, fully carpeted.
No pets.
FURNISHED
* Small 2 bdrm..home,
auto heat & air, wash-
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* One bedroom apart-
ment, washer/ dryer
hookup. Call 229-6777
after 7 PM. tfc5/1
Beach house and trail-
er at Overstreet. 648-
5306. 2tpl/6
House for lease, 6 mo.
$750/mo. 3 BR/i BA,
Hunters Circle. Will
need application. 899-
8757. 2tpl/6

FURNITURE
Used furniture for
sale. Johnnie's Trim
Shop, 310 4th St.,
PSJ tfc5/1
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FURNITURE
White wash large
dresser with oval mir-
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entertainment center.
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message. ltpl/6
Century burled walnut
desk/chair $1200, two
1915 antique rattan
chairs $450 each, cus-
tom computer center
$5000, glass top
wrought iron sofa table
$1200. All prices firm.
850-653-4959. 2tpl/6

Reeves ., /'
Furniture& Refinishing 4 ,;
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Tempur-pedic Beds ,
Oreck Vacuums .?,

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HELP WANTED
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essary. 25 35 hours
weekly. Flexible sched-
ule and good starting
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time. Call 648-4301 or
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HELP WANTED
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Caroline's Riverfront
Dining & Boss Oyster.
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part or full time five
days a week, experi-
ence with QuickBooks
and general office
experience. Salary
negotiable based on
expertise. Must 'have
ability to work with
public. Contact Gulf to
Bay 229-7799. 4tcl/6


HELP WANTED
Seeking Equipment
Operators & Truck
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tracting, Inc., PO Box
188, Hosford, FL
32334. 850-379-8116.
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7364. 4tcl/6
Golf course mainte-
nance help wanted.
Apply in person at St.
Joseph's Bay Country
Club. tfcl/6


HELP WANTED
Office Manager
Position QuickBooks
/Microsoft Office expe-
rience beneficial.
AR/AP, ordering, cus-
tomer service & recep-
tionist duties. Office
hrs. M F, 8 5. Fax
resume to 850-229-
2990. Coastal Design
& Landscape. 2tcl/6
Drivers Great home
time and benefits!
Dedicated & short haul
runs 2 yr. OTR exp. 25
yoa;' lease purchase
also avail. Shelton
Trucking 800-877-
3201. 2tpl/6


AmeriGas Propane
is currently accepting applications
for a detailed oriented, customer
focused
CUSTOMER RELATIONS
REPRESENTATIVE
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
2tc12/30


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

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AD TODAY!

MARvn's Satellite
Service & Antennas
6331 GaAergieA,PoaStlo,,F3245i j
Call (850) 647.3171
Cell (850) 899-1061


DRIESBACH CLEANERS
180 AVENUE C
Pick-up and Delivery
850-227-1671


Locally
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,oo\4 Residential
Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
Termite Treatments Restaurant
Motel Flea Control Condominiums
Household Pest Control New Treatment
SReal Estate (WDO) Reports C t on Sites
Specializing in Vacation Rental
Propeflies
f FAMILY OWNED
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"Serving the Entire
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Free Estimates
Do-~Yourself Pest Control Products









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Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112
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BEACH
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Day: 227-7200
Night: 647-3882
St. Joe Beach


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ROOFING

LICENSED & INSURED

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Port St. Joe Call

229-6326


MOSS CREEK APTS.
126 Amy Circle, Wewahitchka
FL 32465 (850) 639-2722
Affordable living for
low-to-mid income families
* 1 BR or 2 BR Central Heat & Air
* Carpeting Laundry Facilities

Under New Management
Voice/TTY Access
(352)472-3952


















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* Residential *Custom Wood
* Commercial .Industrial
A & R Fence
Fencing and Concrete Work
Albet Fleischmmnn FREE Estimes
EIN#593115646- (850) 647-4047


GULF DIESEL SERVICE
Diesel Engine Repair
Phone J2Mobile
850 1 22- 850
229-8651 227-8024


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Lic. & Ins. CPO 32-148993


COSTIN'S
Bookkeeping Service
Tax Returns A Specialty
202 Reid Ave,, Port St. Joe
(850) 229-8581

I. C. Enterprises 0 RSidAnA
S F. 32456
850.227-9414
B rFax 2291-6041



RadioShack
Authorized Sales Center


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

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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
Brans Owners Jason Miller & Michael Miller
aLIC#RA0067143
8tp12/23


PINE RIDGE APTS.,

125 Venus Dr.,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 227-7451
For Rent
1,2&3
Bedroom apts.
Central heat and air
On-site Management
* Carpeting Laundry facilities


SVoice/TTY Access
711-850-227-7451


FOR RENT OR LEASE
Dry storage space
3,000 sq. ft.
Call 229-6031

Lary or Small, We Do Them All
- No Job Too Lange orToo Small



Snitrimtio nc.
New Construction
or Renovation
Phone/Fax
(850)227-7107


Lic.# RG006664


: Computer and Network Solutions

Computer Network
Saoe Design Phone: (&50)227-1917
Service Maintenance www.ulf-computers.com
Repair Installation
Over 10 years experience: Microsoft Certified Professional. Netware
Administrator, A+ Certification.


D@C HOME RFf1IR
Drywall, Painting, Carpentry &

HIIRKCE CTI mI CLELHIIGQ
No Job Too Smalll 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 4tp12/30


NATIONAL SHUTTERS, INC

Show Room Located at St. Joe Airport

Buy Direct From

Manufacturer And Save
*Rolling Shutters
*Clear Panels
*Bahama Accordion Shutters



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Rod & Reel Repair
Bluewater Outriggers
Port City Shopping Center
229-1100

Free Estimates Established 1991

TLC Lawn Service
"Every yard needs alittle+TLC"

229-6435
Mowing Sprinkler Systems
Trimming, Fertilizing Installed & Repaired


Painting
Interior-Exterior
SPressure Cleaning
Stucco Repair


Painting & Stucco by DeGraff
Tim DeGraff, Owner
Office: 850-827-4200 Cell: 850-227-5424
Quality Stucco Work ste2,





Screen Rooms *Carports

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 &
SStorage Complex
Retail Space Available
Will Build To Suit


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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
tfc6/10


Waterspout LLC
YourTotal lrigation Installation
Landscaping
Installation Port St. Joe, Floria
System & Pump Repair
Decks & Walkways Darron Wilder
Free Estimates (850) 227-9477
15 Years Experience Cell 596-6080


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

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64 9 Gulf County and Mexico Beach


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Established 1938 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67 years


gELgP )WANTED
Part time help needed
@ local gym, includes
free gym membership.
Flexible hours. Apply
in person. 2775
Garrison Ave. 2tcl/6

Jerry's Framing Crew
now hiring experienced
carpenters. Must have
valid FL drivers license
and transportation.
Call for interview. 647-
3510, 227-6543, 227-
8259. 4tcl/6

Union Tank Car
Company We have
immediate openings
for experienced railcar
repair personnel in the
Panama City, Fl area.
To qualify. 3 5 yrs.
exp. in railcar repair
and AAR knowledge,
18 yrs. or older, diplo-
ma or GED, meet
employment eligibility
laws, be able to lift
heavy objects, and be
able to work outdoors.
We are an E.O.E. To
apply, mail or fax
resume to Union Tank
Car Co., 5818 McCann
Dr., Baton Rouge, LA
70809. Fax 225-293-
6303. ltpl/6

Pest Control
Technician Service
person needed, must
be able to work from
8:00 5:00 p.m. & one
weekend per month.
Clean driving and
criminal record a
must. Applicant must
be clean cut, we will
train the right person.
Apply in person at
321B Reid Ave., Port
St. Joe, FL between
8:30 a.m. to 12:00
p.m. or 1:00 p.m. to
4:00 p.m.. No phone
calls please. 2tcl/6


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


HELP WANTED
Veterinary Assistant
We currently have a
veterinary assistant
position available. This
position is full time.
The applicant must
work well with people
and pets, and be
career oriented.
Benefits package
includes full health
insurance, dental
insurance, pet insur-
ance, retirement plans
& bonuses. Starting
salary based on experi-
ence. Please call 850-
670-8306, resumes
may be faxed to 850-
,670-4402. A 15-20
hour per week part-
time position is also
available. Apalachicola
Bay Animal Clinic, P.
O. Box 685, Eastpoint,
FL 32328. 2tc12/30

Administrative Assis-
tant St. Joe Towns &
Resorts has an open-
ing for an Admin
Assistant, in our Gulf
County office, to pro-
vide administrative
support to project
management team.
Previous experience
and competency using

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, ard 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


ELPP WANTED
all applications of
Microsoft Office and
Outlook is required.
Must have the ability
to schedule multiple
calendars. Will be
required to organize
and multitask by
answering phone lines,
vouchering accounts
payable, filing, faxing,
coordinating federal
express, copying, and
ordering office sup-
plies. Prior land devel-
opment and construc-
tion experience is pre-
ferred but not
required. The success-
ful candidate will pos-
sess an outgoing per-
sonality and be a team
player.'We offer great
pay & benefit package.
Fax your resume to
850-231-7102 or email
to rhea.goff@joe.com.
Equal Opportunity
Employer* Pre-
Employment Drug
Screening Required
ltcl/6
LOST/FOUND
Missing cat. Bright
blue eyes, fluffy multi-
colored fur, collar. Lost
4th St. & Woodward.
Please call 227-6617.
We miss her. ltpl/6

MIS~IELLANZUS
Wanted: Small. bird
cage. Good cond.
Please call 227-9880
10:00 to 5:00. ltcl/6

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

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

Very nice plus Size
clothing. Call 648-
4291. 2tpl/6
Moving-Must Sell
Solid oak triple dress-
er, chest and night
stand $350, queen
sleeper sofa $200,
recliner $40, telephone
table $10, maple table
$40, drop leaf kitchen
table w/ 2 chairs $50,
stereo with 2 speakers
$60, 13" color TV $40,
stool $10, 2 mirrors
$20 each, bird house
collection $25 for all,
home interior wall
hangings $20 set, vari-
ous framed pictures $5
& up each. Call 227-
1992, if no .answer,
leave message, ltpl/6


MISCELLANEOUS
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

Washer & gas dryer
$250, kitchen island
/desk $175, antique
victorian sofa $500,
antique white' china
cabinet $150, cedar
chest $40. 229-6907
or 527-6186. 1tpl/6

1 carat. diamond soli-
taire ring. Appraised @
$8,200, asking $7,000.
639-5430. 4tp12/23
HEATERS
Space heaters for sale
670-1100
www.HeaterShop.com'
10tc11/25
HEATERS
Oil filled radiators for
sale 670-1100
www.HeaterShop.com'
10tcll/25

HEATERS
Propane and natural
gas space heaters for
sale 670-1100
www.HeaterShop.com
lOtc11/25


Mobile homes for rent.
3 BR/2 BA small park
in Wewa.. $400/mo.
plus $400 sec. dep.
Also, 2 BR for
$300/mo. plus sec.
dep. 639-5721. ltcl/6

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. 648-9080.2tpn/is


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. tfc10/21


14B THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2005


REAL ESTATE
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

Beautiful lot at
Beacon by the Sea for
sale. Largest lot in
Phase I, ideal retire-
ment/medical location
w/many amenities.
Call today before price
increase. 678-898-
1979. 3tpl/6

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

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. tfcil/25
St. Joe Beach Sea
.Shores Subdivision -
8003 Alabama Ave.
Nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath
home, tile floors,
treyed ceiling in living
room, master bedroom
has jacuzzi tub with
separate shower.
Enclosed, inground
pool & cookout area,
double car garage plus
additional parking area
for boat or RV, Priced
to sell at $375,000 Call
Joan Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty,
Local (850) 527-2560,
Office 800-329-4959.,
tfcl/6


r 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 Propertyl
www.StarboardRealty.net
850-639-2075 850-624-2910 Fax 850-639-4801


REAL ESTATE
3 half acre lots,
cleared & ready to
build onl 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

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

Mexico Beach Pre-
Construction Town-
house Beachside of
Hwy 98, Large
inground pool, Corian
& marble counter tops,
2 bedroom 2 baths,
Vaulted & 9 ft. ceilings
throughout, garage
plus extra storage
area, in 1st block from
beach, priced below
comparable units,
$449,000. Call Joan
Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty,
Local (850) 527-2560,
Office 800-329-4959.
tfcl/6

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.c9/9s

7 lots @ 1.95 acres for
sale. $12,000 per lot or
all 7, $80,000. 'Call
527-7518, 527-7944,
or 647-3354. 3tcl/6
,24 X 48 modular
home to be moved off
property. Make offer.
2435 McKinnon Street,
Oak Grove. Call 229-
8311. ltpl/6


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. 4tp12/23

Commercial Building
Available downtown
Port St. Joe, 75-10,000
sq. ft., excellent cond.,
serious inquiries only.
No Realtors, please.
850-899-7720. 4tcl/6

Mexico Beach Trade
Lot for sale by owner in
Garrison Plantation.
Great location/partial-
ly cleared. Call 229-
6464 for details. 2tcl/6

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

Winds B beachside,
Gulfview, 3 BR/3.5 BA
townhiiouse, garage,
furnished, like new
cond. $495,000. Joan
Love-lace. Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
800-239-4959 local
850-527-2560 www.
thebeachside.com tfc6/24


Golden Rule and D&D
Service also offers
errand running. 227-
5770, 227-8225, or
648-5081. 2tpl/6
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. 2tpl/6

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New Pool Installations
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CARPET CLEANING
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Tony Poloronis

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10345 CR-30 Port St. Joe, FL 32456

229-6751
State Certified Electrician
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Finish Carpentry
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Serving, the area for 25 years
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BLOOMINGTAILS
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Residential Vacant Land *
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Real Estate Appraiser & Broker
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State Certified Residential Appraiser
License#RD-0001087
Broker License#BK532115
"PROVIDING A QUALITY SERVICE TO A QUALITY COMMUNITY"
Including Consulting Assignments Market Analysis
Feasibility Studies Finances Investments
Eminent Domain Estates Tax Purposes

850-639-4200

Fax 850-639-9756
Serving Gulf, Franklin, Bay, Calhoun, Liberty, &'
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Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 20 Plus Years
1 Call Does It All For Your
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
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FREE ESTIMATES INSURE
REMOVAL, TRIMMING,
TREE & DEBRIS HAULING


(850) 639-3325 CELL (0so) 227-8289


St Joe Sod &

Landscape Supply


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Centipede
419 Bermuda
St. Augustine


Mulch
Pine Straw
Cypress Mulch
Red Mulch


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9820 West Hwy 98
(Jusl West o0 Highland View)
227-1970 596-3416



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850-647-8028





CARPET AND UPHOLSTRY
STEAM CLEANING & RESTORATION SERVICE
24 Hour Water Extraction IICRC
Certified Technicians Mold and
Mildew Remediation Free Estimates
* Stain Protection Available


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LICENSED & INSURED $300,000






8 ft. Bucket Tuck & Chipper
ree & Limb removal, Etc.
Call John @ (850) 670-8432 or 335-0580


W. I)


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.
2tpl/6

Computer Repair
Upgrades, networking.
Free phone support.
Lovelace Computer
Services, 6536 Hwy.
98, St. 'Joe Beach.
Local phone 258-1525
tfc 10/21
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Port St. Joe Port Authority


will hold a meeting on Monday,
January 10, 2005, at 5:00
p.m., E.S.T., at the Gulf
County Public Library, Library
. Meeting Room, 110 Library
Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida. All
who wish may attend and be
heard.
If any person decides to appeal
any decision made with
respect to any matter consid-
ered at the meeting, he or she
will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and, for such pur-
pose, he or she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the tes-
timony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be
based.
Publish: January 6, 2005
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
hold a public hearing to con-
sider adoption of an Ordinance
with the following title:
AN ORDINANCE OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA AMEND-
ING GULF COUNTY ORDI-
NANCE 90-03 REGULATING
THE OPERATION OF AIR
BOATS AND AIRCRAFT ON
SAINT JOSEPH BAY: PROVID-
ING FOR A PENALTY AND
PROVIDING FOR VIOLATION;
PROVIDING FOR EXEMP-
TIONS; AND PROVIDING 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 SALE
GULF SOUTH SELF STOR-
AGE located at 746 4th St.,
Port St. Joe. FL shall sell the
contents of storage unit's 1.
17, 26, 62, 63, and 82 at pub-
lic sale at the site located at
the above address on
Saturday, January 22, 2005 at
10:00 AM EST. The contents of
these units include household
goods and other miscellaneous
items.
Publish: January 6, 13 &,20


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