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Taking a Long Hard Look at The Future


County sets goal of meeting state mandates on updating compp lan by th end of they s


by Tim Croft
It was a roughly three-hour
look into the future.
County commissioners spent
nearly three hours on Tuesday in a


workshop and meeting which dealt
with a variety of issues which will
become more pressing by the day.
The comp plan, which is in
need, under state mandate, of


updating.
On affordable housing.
On annexation as it pertains to
the City of Port St. Joe and
WindMark Phase II which, with its


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1,600 or so residential units, will
begin to arise this year.
Most of the evening was spent
in a workshop dealing with the
county's comprehensive plan,
which must be updated, at the
rather strong insistence of the
Florida Department of Community
Affairs.
And in which the county must
address pressing concerns from
Tallahassee about the county's
strategy for environmental protec-
tion, particularly as it pertains to
wetlands, 20-year projections on
growth and service needs and a
mandate to put in the comp plan
restrictions on density and other
issues currently found only in the
county's land development regula-
tions or LDR.
An initial public hearing on
proposed changes, which are being
drafted by staff, is likely to come
before the Planning and
Development Review Board next
month.
"We are under a state mandate
to update our comp plan," said
county planner David Richardson.
While the land development regula-
tions are also in need of tweaking,
Richardson, noted, 'The pressing
matter for the county is the comp
plan issue."
A little history will help.
The current comp plan was
adopted in 1990, but found not in
compliance by the state in several
'pc f on r


The county and state negotiat-
ed a settlement, which essentially
put in the comp plan what the state
was seeking.
What is known as an evalua-
tion and appraisal report (EAR) was
due in 1999, a report which looks
at the entire comp plan, examines
what had worked over the previous
decade, what had not.
An EAR is required prior to
updating the comp plan, and the
1999 EAR, completed by a consul-
tant hired by the county, was found
"sufficient" by the state an offi-
cial okey-dokey with the comp
plan update due in 2000.
However, with all that has
occurred since 1998, the closing of
the paper mill, the huge spike in
property values the last three
years, the comp plan was never
updated.
"You kind of went past your
planning horizon," said Tony
Arrant, a consultant with the coun-
ty working with staff on the comp
plan update.
Which the state didn't even
realize until the WindMark Beach
development and the associated
DRI process was undertaken.
The development was brought
in under a comp plan amendment,
which was allowable, but the state
realized that while the county had a
valid and current EAR, the comp
plan update was tardy.
The state has been working
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by Tim Croft
Call it a crisply cocked hand to
the bill of the cap from the folks
back home.
A local group is attempting to
identify men and women with ties


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Day Programs Planned
Port St. Joe
In observance of the Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. national.holiday, a
community wide program is being
planned for Saturday, January
15th, at 7:00 p.m.
This year's activities will be
held at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church
located on Avenue D and Battle
Street, Port St. Joe and is open to
the public.
GCCC in Panama City
Gulf Coast Community College
will conduct a Martin Luther King,
Jr. Commemoration Day program
on Friday, January 14 at 10 a.m. in
(See Martin Luther King, Jr on Page 7A)


to Gulf County who are in the mili-
tary and fighting in the theaters of
Iraq, Afghanistan and the Middle
East.
Not just the sons and hus-
bands, the fathers and mothers,
but the nieces and nephews, the
grandsons, the sons-in-law or
cousins, the friends who haven't
been hunting with you for years.
In order to honor those folks
with care packages, ferrying neces-
sities along with small touches of
home to another land, another life.
The life, and death, that means
we can take for granted what can
be so precious for these soldiers.
Dried fruits. Trail mix. Liquid
disinfectant hand soap. Disposable
razors underline that one.
"It means a lot, not just for
moms and dads to send them, but
to come from the community," said
Christine Parker of Port St. Joe.
Parker's son, Nathan, a
Marine, has been in Iraq since July.
It so happened that Parker's
father worked for the company,
Cramer Inc., which manufacturers
a "cold-towel", a towel which when
wet becomes a wrap for the back of


the neck to fight off those Hades- after Nathan arrived overseas, won-
type days in Iraq. dered if Nathan desired one.
Grandpa, in a correspondence Nathan wondered if granddad


could send 50. They "were a big hit"
with his entire company, Christine
(See Troops on Page 2A)


Wewahitchka Gets Dollars for Community Center


by Tim Croft
It's fair to say that
Wewahitchka city commissioners
didn't figure their regular bi-


monthly meeting Monday would
bring out county commissioner
Billy Traylor.
It would also be pretty accurate


to say that Clay Smallwood was an
unlikely guest.
But the whopper check that
Traylor and Smallwood came carry-


ing to present to the city, well, that
one came from left field.
Or, to be precise, Jacksonville,
the headquarters of St. Joe Towns
and Resorts.
The division of The St. Joe Co.
provided a check for $50,000,
which is earmarked for exterior
work at the community center -
specifically bricking the outer walls
in a color similar to that of the


courthouse and library and making
small upgrades to the roof.
"You've got the courthouse and
the library that are all brick," said
city manager Don Minchew. "Doing
this with the community center, it
ties that whole complex together
and makes it a real asset to the
community."
The center is largely the
(See City of Wewahitchka on Page 7A)


Port Discussions Advancing


County Commissioner Billy Traylor (left), and Mayor Ray Dickens (right) receives a check from Clay Smallwood.


by Tim Croft
It seems more and more as if
the court of public opinion might
render a final verdict in what
occurs on the waterfront in Port St.
Joe.
Provided the lawyers don't craft
a consensus first.
While both primary sides in the
nearly two-year port visioning
process the Port Authority and
The St. Joe Co. described talks
as advancing, the Port Authority
moved this week to become more
proactive in making its case.
With talks about whether, how


and under what parameters the
Port Authority might gain access to
the existing bulkhead at the old
mill site now in the briefcases of the
lawyers, the Port Authority also
took steps this week to put hard
numbers to portions of the various
proposals for development of the
mill site.
Those proposals are essentially
two: one brought out by The St. Joe
Co. which projects residential,
commercial and office development
on the site, a new town center,
entertainment areas and the like,
(See Port on Page 7A)


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said with a laugh.
"Gulf County Supports
Our Troops" began as an
effort by the local Republican
Party to thank, in some small
way, the men and women of
uniform fighting a savage
enemy in Iraq.
Once the project got
started, however, the seem-
ingly indomitable call of ser-
vice that is apparently part of
Gulf County's DNA made
certain basic truths self-evi-
dent.
Regardless of the politics
about the war, support for
the troops, the folks who,
even in some roundabout
way, had impacted lives in
Gulf County, crossed the
aisle.
"We really want it to be
bipartisan," Ross said. So,


Ross added, "We changed the
name of the organization and
we opened our own bank
account."
And enlisted a broad
base no real surprise in
the effort.
The project has been a
topic in the schools, in the
churches. Sunday school
classes have been asked to
sponsor a soldier.
George Duren at the
Piggly Wiggly will aid and
assist with some of the good-
ies for the packages.
The concept, for Ross,
evolved from a memory and a
conversation.
The memory was of
troops returning from anoth-
er far-off theater of war,
Vietnam, only to be
shunned, to be spat upon,


lost in the chasm ol a divided
country.
"That's not the way we
want the troops to feel," Ross
said. "They volunteered.
They chose service. They are
serving us."
The conversation, on the
other hand, was with Mindi
Oliver, a member of the Air
National Guard stationed at
Tyndall AFB after seven
months in Turkey.
Oliver met Ross at the
Scallop Festival, shared
some of her experiences over
in Turkey, and during her
stint in a hospital in
Germany after suffering a
serious bacterial infection.
Oliver described a war, a
land and region, much differ-
ent than that which we typi-
cally see on our televisions
each night, in the newspaper
each morning.
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What is the American Jobs Creation Act?


by Mark W. Friedman, CPA
The American Jobs
Creation Act (AJCA) was
signed into law by President
Bush on October 22, 2004.
The primary purpose of the
law is to change the taxation
of foreign business income
and provide incentives for
manufacturers, but it also
contains provisions that will
affect individuals and small
businesses. We will discuss
some of the more important
issues affecting you as an
iTfidividuial or business
owner.
Individual Provisions
SDeduction of sales and
use taxes. For tax years
2004 and 2005, you can


deduct sales and use taxes
in lieu of state income taxes.
This only applies if you item-
ize your deductions on
Schedule A of your 1040. Of
course in Florida, we don't
have an individual state
income tax, so we will benefit
greatly. You will be able to
deduct either actual sales
and use taxes paid or use an
IRS published table that will
be based on your income,
number of dependents, and
other factors. As a bonus,
you can add sales tax paid
on motor vehicles and boat
purchases to the IRS table
amounts.,
Principal residence exclu-
sion disallowed after like-


kind exchange. The $250,000
exclusion ($500,000 for mar-
ried couples filing jointly) of
gain on a sale or exchange of
a personal residence will not
apply if you received the res-
idence in a like-kind
exchange within five years
before the sale. This rule
applies to exclusions for
sales or exchanges after
October 22, 2004. For exam-
ple, if you purchased a rental
property through a Section
1031 like-kind exchange,
and then made it your prin-,
cipal residence, you must
wait five years after the pur-
chase to sell it and claim the
principal residence exclu-
sion.


Business Provisions
Expanded expense elec-
tion. The good news is that
the election to expense up to
$100,000 of depreciable tan-
gible personal property
under section 179 is extend-
ed through the year 2007.
The bad news is that sport
utility vehicles that are over
6000 pounds and purchased
after October 22, 2004 will
be limited to a $25,000 first
year deduction, instead of
expensing the entire vehicle
the first year. However, vehi-
cles having a seating capaci-
ty of more than 9 persons or
having an open cargo area of
6 feet, and other truck-type
vehicles, are excluded from


the reduced expensing rule.
Leasehold and restau-
rant improvements deprecia-
tion. Qualified leasehold
improvements and restau-
rant property placed in ser-
vice after October 22, 2004,
and before 2006 are now
classified as 15-year (rather
than 39-year) recovery prop-
erty -under the MACRS
depreciation method. This
will substantially increase
current depreciation for
leasehold and restaurant
improvements.
Deducting organization-
al/start-up costs. A corpora-
tion or partnership can elect
to deduct up to $5,000 of its
organizational expenditures


in the year it begins busi-
ness, if paid or incurred after
October 22, 2004.
Organizational expenditures
include legal and accounting
services incident to organiza-
tion, state incorporation fees,
or any expense incurred in
the investigation, acquisi-
tion, or creation of an active
trade or business.
Previously, start-up expendi-
tures were generally amor-
tized over a five year period.
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by Kesley Colbert


Looking Forward... By Going Back!


by Tim Croft
The schools. it
seems, sense the srymp-
toms first.
As if an ER health
professional checking for
a pulse, school officials
seem the first to under-
stand the acute nature
of the malady.
The members of the
Gulf County School
Board fueled the conver-
sation last year.
According to Times
reporter David Adler-
stein, the Franklin
County School Board,
and its superintendent
in particular, joined the
debate in earnest last
week.
Over affordable
housing, or more pre-
cisely, to avoid the gov-
ernment lingo that sig-
nals a cold front of red
tape ahead, houses with
mortgages working folks
can ingest without gag-
ging.
The schools seem to
stand, like Leo and Kate
on the front of that
Titanic, squarely against
the breeze on affordable
housing because the
schools are out there, in
a steadily dwindling
pool, trying to lure and
retain teachers.
And that equation
becomes daunting when
salaries are divided by
rents and mortgages.
It'd be easy here to
digress into a lengthy
_discussion of the:-wages
earned by public school
'teachers.
In 95 percent of the
cases, teachers are sim-
ply not paid n-e-e-e-a-a-
a-r-r-r enough.
Listen to or meet
folks like Margaret
Ellmer, Lori Price, Bar-
bara Layfield, Judy
Campbell, Cathy Col-
bert, Scott Lamberson,
Eric Bidwell, Ann Com-
forter, Lawanna Patter-
son the list could go on
and on and on to
understand that not all
heroes wear military uni-
forms.
And that Fort Knox
wouldn't hold enough to
pay off the debt that we,
and our children, owe
them.


But that's a whole
anotherr column.
Late last year, a con-
ference was held to dis-
cuss affordable housing
and options the commu-
nity could examine as
part of a broad-based
concerted push to bring
roofs over the heads of
the working stiffs -
count one humble
reporter among them -
that arrive in this town
on the wagons of growth.
The invitees included
those from around the
region, including
Franklin County, and
state, even as far as
away as Vermont.
It was a free-wheel-
ing, informative, and
energizing event.
As one participant
noted, however, afford-
able housing, the plight
of working folks hoping
not to be priced out of
their homes, their com-
munities, was too impor-
tant, too critical, to fall,
as so many issues do,
into the black hole of
blabber.
There are a dedicated
group attempting to
ensure that doesn't hap-
pen, and it's highly
appropriate, nay neces-
sary, that they receive
some kudos and help
from the bench.
Sideline critiquing.
doesn't do it on this one.
Right now the
P'ro6ss 'is-- lumbering
through the bog of the
fine print, the legalese of
creating a non-profit
action arm, along with a
deliberative body that
will provide the vision.
They are trying to
reach consensus on
basics such as a mission
statement, the "com-
pass" pointing down the
path toward success.
There is that messy
business of bylaws and
guidelines.
It is all, one partici-
pant noted recently, the
"painful part."
And much of it, to be
blunt, is numbingly bor-
ing, though so neces-
sary.
There's a cliche
about it have to walk
before you can run.


And these folks on
this housing coalition, or
whatever working name
they ultimately decide
upon, are preparing to
run.
To dash ahead and
establish the beacon
which, according to so
many outside experts
who have assisted and
participated in the
process, Gulf County
and the region can
become.
The key here is
region.
Franklin and Gulf
counties share so much
of what is driving higher
property values and
pushing so many from
their homes.
The issue is broad,
evident in areas beyond
the beach and the bay.
Consider that Taun-
ton Truss is putting up
affordable housing in
Wewahitchka 24 miles
from the gulf to under-
stand that point.
At last year's confer-
ence, there were more
than 50 participants; at
the most recent meeting
of the coalition there
were 19.
There will be a time
very soon when those
numbers must be but-
tressed, when these peo-
ple who have gladly
taken the lead, done the
dirty work of learning to
walk, must have part-
ners with whom to
dance.
Right now, this is
largely a private sector
endeavor, true, but it
must at some point soon
secure public support.
And elected officials,
charged by voters with
latching onto the broad-
er vision, must, at the
least, lend their exper-
tise and input, from the
table not the sidelines.
This is one we will all
have to tackle together.
Maybe this is all best
considered against the
backdrop of schools
seeking quality teachers.
Which allows afford-
able housing to be con-
sidered in this light it's
for the kids.


Everyone is looking
ahead to the New Year! I've
heard predictions, resolu-
tions, pipedreams, maybe's
and hope to's by the buck-
etfuls. My favorite might be
the 82-year-old Minnesota
man who was hoping to
land his ninth wife in the
upcoming year. The story
didn't say if he had outlived
all the others....or if they
just couldn't live with him!
The fellow was looking for
someone "who was youth-
ful, strong, could cook, did-
n't mind tobacco and was
unencumbered with chil-
dren and relatives."
I am happy to report
that "wife looking" ain't
high up on my 2005 list.
Nor do I have any other
goals quite as lofty as the
Minnesota bachelor!
I have found that folks
live in the upcoming year
about like they did in the
preceding one!
Oh, we talk and "allow"
and carry on about what
we are going to do....but as
January turns into Febru-
ary and March fades into
April we're usually about
on the same track we've
been on.
I remember the year me
and Ricky Gene Stafford
"resoluted" with all our
hearts we were going to ride
that old bull that held sway
over1 Mr. Archie Moore's
road front acreage. We
couldn't get down to the
pond without having to
outrun that twenty-six
hundred pound creature!
We'd walk home after
school and that bull would
snort and stomp along on
his side of the fence as if to
say, "you climb over here
big boys and I'll whip you
so bad that when they
carry you home your own
mamma won't recognize
you!"
The truth was the bull
exaggerated. We were only
in the eighth grade and we
weren't anywhere close to
being "big boys". But we
just hated the thought that
the old red monster was
better than us! And we
finally determined one cold
Monday in early January
that this was the year we
were going to show him


who was bossl
It was April. during
spring break. when we
made our mo\e. We figured
we'd both ride him for eight
or ten seconds and we
wouldn't have any more
sass out of him. Ricky Gene
drew the short straw. We
climbed up on Mr. Archie's
corral fence and I hollered
and shouted and waved my
cap till Mr. Bull come run-
ning toward me. As he
rubbed along the fence to
get a shot at me, Ricky
Gene jumped on his back!
Folks, that bull imme-
diately did a high dive with
a quarter twist and throwed
Ricky Gene fifty feet in the
air! He gored Ricky in three
places as he passed by on
his way back to earth. He
stomped on him. He
ground his hoofs into his
back. He snorted fire and
brimstone. He
laughed.....and he looked
over at me.
I decided right there
and then that this New
Year's Resolution stuff was-
n't all it's cracked up to
be..... Ricky Gene is mad at
me to this day because I
didn't take my turn.
'Course, he didn't say a
word to me about being so
upset for six weeks or
so.....that's how long his
jaw was wired shut
The next January we
were a little older and
wiser. No more dangerous
stunts. But we couldn't let
the New Year "come in"
without some kind of plan.
We somehow decided it
would be fun to roll the
World War I cannon that
"guarded" the town,square
out to the intersection
where highways 79 and 22
crossed. "We'll point it
toward Huntingdon," Ricky
Gene could get so excited
about any new idea, "and
warn those creeps over
there to stay away from our
town"
It seemed harmless
enough. Couldn't no old
cannon throw you fifty feet
in the air! We picked a
moonless night during
spring break. We likened to
never have got it off the
concrete mooring. This
thing was huge! We finally
got it turned toward the
Parke Theatre and rolled it
across the grassy lawn,
past the water fountain and
down the steps and into the
middle of Cedar Avenue.
We near 'bout busted a gut
pushing that thing up the
little slope in front of the
bank.


"What are we going to
do if a car comes by?" I
don't know why that
thought came to my mind
now. It was a little late for
thinking.
Ricky was so busy
turning his wheel he didn't
answer. We crested the lit-
tle rise and THE CANNON
TOOK OFF! We had been so
busy getting it moving we
never thought about the
gravity effect when it start-
ed down the hill that ran
past the bank.
Oh, nol Ricky grabbed
the ring on the back of the
cannon but it was no use! It
dragged him thirty yards
before the darn fool let gol
The old cannon was moving
for the first time in 42
years And it must have
enjoyed it! It was bouncing
from side to side, like an
unguided missile looking
for the Kaiser! It took out
two road signs, bent a fire
hydrant, side-swiped
Willard Brush's tractor
parked out in front of the
Co-op and crashed into the
American Legion Hall!
As I was wiping the
blood off of Ricky's chin I
was swearing off New Year's
Resolutions forever. Rick
just laughed and said,
"That cannon looks a lot
more at home in front of
the Legion Hall anyway!"
Two years later we
"resolved" to ask Mary
Hadley Hayden out for a
date. You'd a thought we
FINALLY were older and
wiser! I can't even start to
tell you how we messed
That utip Suffice 'it to say
that Mary Hadley didn't see
the humor in it at all!
I could go on here but I
believe you catch my drift
about me and Resolutions.
But it works for some
and I'm proud for 'em. You
take, for instance, that lady
over in Lake Charles,
Louisiana, who owns the
crawfish restaurant. She
entered '05 looking for a
hard working manager,
bartender and bouncer who
could double as her hus-
band. I thought immediate-
ly of the old gentleman in
Minnesota who was seeking
his ninth wife. If this lady
was under sixty, could cook
and stand a little tobacco
odor....2005 might be the
magical year for both of
them!
Hope You Get Yours,
Kes


Great Memories


... Growing Up With Tom & Billy


A FEW WEEKS ago, The
Star carried several columns
written by Tom Parker about
happenings in Port St. Joe,
and about Billy Howell, a life-
long resident of the modem
and the predecessor to the
modern city.
I ran with Billy and Tom
in the transitional city. I ran
with them, that is, until I
came down with osteo-
myelitis and was out of com-
mission for about two years.
The first boy I met, after
moving to Port St. Joe, was
Tom Bartee. He is now a chi-
ropractor in Pensacola.
We all swam, built caves
and tree houses, and
explored the vicinity, togeth-
er.
We even picked dew
berries and black berries for
sale by the quart jars, before
Tom and Billy got too big for
such activities and went to
work for LeHardy's drugs
and the Port Theatre.
Brother, Will, was in the
"gang," but he went to work,
first, delivering groceries for
Griffin's Grocery and later,
he went to work for


SETAOIN SHRDLU

Written by Wesley Ransey


LeHardy's drugs, also.

BILLY'S DAD, W, H,
'Howell had a bike repair
shop, which he operated as a
hobby when he wasn't work-
ing as an engineer for the
Apalachicola Northern.
W. H. Howell lived with
his family on 8th Street, near
Highway 98, and kept all the
bicycles in top running
order. He was known by
every kid in town, since he
kept their bikes in top run-
ning order.
Every kid owned or had
access to a bicycle in those
days. None had the cars the
kids do today. They all rode'
bikes.
Even Mr. Howell rode a
bicycle he had fixed up and
repainted.
The Howells had four


children. There was Gwen-
dolyn, Billy, Edwena [who
plays the piano now, at the
First Baptist Church], and
Jimmy.
Gwendolyn. was the
"songbird" of the town. At
every Savings Bond sale, she
would be on hand to sing
"God Bless America." She
could sing "God Bless Ameri-
ca" as good as Kate Smith,
who must have sung the
song at least a thousand
times, and surely had it
memorized.

THE SAVINGS BOND
sales and rallies during the
War, were big "doings" in Port
St. Joe in the days during
"The War."
The kids who bought a
certain group of "Savings
Stamps," got a ride on the


City fire truck as a bonus.
The City had purchased
a 1939 Ford which was
equipped with an American
LaFrance fire pumper to
replace a roll of fire hose,
which served as the city's fire
protection in those days.
It had an open cab, and
was a sight to behold as it
tooled down the road.
That old fire truck served
the city well and faithfully
until early in the 1950s when
it was called to Highland
View one day, just before
Christmas. An apartment
was on fire in one of the
buildings which used to be
built out over the bay.
In an effort to get water,
the fire truck was backed
into the bay, to pump water.
The truck was never any
good again, even with a new


pump which was soon added
to the truck.

BACK TO BILLY and
Tom. Tom and his family
lived on the corner of 7th
Street. Mr. Parker walked to
his job as a machinist for the
ANRR, every day. He must
have known he had heart
trouble, even then.
He died in the mid
1950s, leaving a widow and
seven children.
I graduated from high
school with Tom, but Billy
had been sent off to military
school. The military was get-
ting all the boys who were
approaching draft age as
graduation time was rolling
around.
,Most of them received
their diploma in one hand
and their 'draft notice in the
other hand. I was exempt
because my two year illness
had left me with a gimpy leg.

I ACCIDENTALLY tuned
in to the History Channel's
story on the "Vaymar" or as it
was known, locally, "the old
lumber ship."


A group of divers were
attempting to verify its name
and determine the cause of
its sinking, back in the early
1940s.
It was determined that
the ship was, indeed, the
"Vamar" and it's reason for
sinking was "a good idea,"
rather than being deter-
mined.
It was an interesting pro-
gram and unlike many pro-
grams on the vicinity, was
fairly accurate.
Dave Maddox and Billy
Howell were interviewed on
the program, and the pro-
gram mentioned Port St. Joe
several times.
It was determined, that
since the ship was originally
built as a patrol boat, it was-
n't built to carry cargo. Since
it "wallowed" quite extensive-
ly, it just went under due to
its load.


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United Way Shatters Fund-Raising Mark


by Tim Croft
After scuffling a bit out
of the gate, charity barreled
,down the home stretch in full
'lather as the new year
arrived.
The 2004 United Way
campaign the final receipts
of which have yet to be fully
calculated was aimed at a
modest bump over last year's
$25,000 in donations ear-
marked for Gulf County.
As John Hendry, coordi-
nator of this year's campaign
noted, given last year's total,
$30,000 sounded like a nice
round number, an achiev-
able grail in the yearly drive
to raise money that goes to a
variety of organizations in
the county.
So, $59,100, which is
where the calculus had spun
as of early this week, that
sounds awfully darn good.
And a pretty fair mea-
suring stick on the size of
hearts around these parts.
"It's fantastic," Hendry
said. "That's a brilliant
number. It's been a great
campaign."
To make those numbers
seem even more robust, con-
sider how this year's cam-
paign started.
Typically, the United
Way kicks off its annual
fund-raising drive in the fall,


A bit of strategic
thinking also
helped open
some wallets.
T h e
campaign
estab-
lished a
category
called


but, as Floridians under-
stand all too well, the con-
tinuous confluence of
wind and water we
call hurricane sea-
son horned in.
Particularly
that fellow Ivan,
the storm which
postponed the
k ic k off
planned for
the county
campaign.
Once the
winds died
down, and the
clean up had
been largely
accomplished,
the campaign
was engaged,
significantly
late.
And


i nibted -Ai


maybe, with their own par-
ticular vengeance, the hurri-
canes, and the havoc they
wreaked around Florida,
particularly Ivan in parts


west of Gulf County, opened
veins a bit wider.
"It drives home the point
that there but for the grace of
God go us," Hendry said.


"Pacesetters," identifying
those individuals and groups
which committed significant
donations early in the
process, providing, if you


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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-
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This federally funded
program covers non-insur-
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prevented by disasters.
Eligible disasters are any of
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es, rutabagas, sorghum, sug-
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will, a launch pad.
'They were the people we
worked on at the beginning
or with significant contribu-
tions to get us off to a flying
start," Hendry said.
"We were able to say we
were a long way to our target
with these pacesetters."
And the momentum that
group established almost
helped sell the campaign,
and the United Way's various
hands of extension, to the
remainder of the community.
"People saw that this is
the sort of fund we would
want to put money in to,"
Hendry said.
The employees at Gulf
Correctional Institution,
which almost takes on the
United Way campaign as
some sort of personal chal-
lenge, raised nearly $17,000.
Arizona Chemical added
more than $10,000 to the
kitty; CQ
Development
S ponied up $2,500;
GTCom nearly
$2,500; Gulf Coast
Realty $5,000; and
Bayside Savings


nearly $1,700.
And that doesn't include
the Tapper Company
($1,000), St. Joe Towns and
Resorts ($1,994) and The St.
Joe Co. ($3,250).
Add it all up and it starts
to mean real green.
"I think this is a jumping
off point for us in the com-
munity," Hendry said.
Community is the key
word there because these
dollars stay in Gulf County.
They will benefit every-
thing from the Gulf
ARC/Transportation to
Covenant Hospice to Boy and
Girl Scouts to the Salvation
Army Domestic Violence pro-
gram.
The reach is potentially
vast, and this year at least,
quite deep.
And the dividends, as
the hurricanes demonstrated
for those impacted by Ivan,
compound as the years pass.
"Here we have something
that is going to be around for
us. in our time of need,"
Hendry said. 'This money
stays in Gulf County, that's
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by Tim Croft
There are multiple suit-
ors.
The object of their affec-
tion hopes they can work it
out on their own.
The swelling debate over
the second, and larger, phase
of WindMark Beach, or more
particularly, who will collect
the millions of ad valorem
taxes it will generate, was,
and will be, engaged in
earnest beginning this week.
A workshop, a joint
event with commissioners
from the county and City of
Port St. Joe, is scheduled for
5 p.m. Thursday at the
County Commission board
meeting room.
The topic will be the
city's desire to annex
WindMark Beach II, which
will, under current guide-
lines, rise in an unincorpo-
rated area of the county.
"It's very important for
the city to grow," said city
commissioner John Reeves,
who attended Tuesday's reg-
ular meeting of the County
Commission to encourage
participation in the work-
shop.
Reeves argument, which
he emphasized was his own,
was that the only way for the
city to grow was to annex
parcels of St. Joe Co. land as
they become available.
The annexation of
WindMark, and the associat-
ed expansion of the tax base,
would allow the city to lower
millage rates for all taxpay-
ers, particularly long-time
residents.
An assertion which
county commissioner Bill
Williams said was a "red her-
ring."


"You lower your millage
rate through effective, effi-
cient government," Williams
said, adding that the city had
other opportunities to grow,
pointing specifically to the
potential development of the
mill site.
Williams argued that the
math did not compute.
With as much as $9.4
million ii new ad valorem
taxes on full build-out of
WindMark, not to mention
$8.4 million in new school
taxes, "it's a tough issue to
wrestle."
Williams wanted specific
numbers on what services
the city could provide for
what would amount to $90
million in new taxes over the
next 10 years.
"That is a boatload of
money," said Williams, who
attended last week's meeting
of the Port St. Joe city com-
mission.
Reeves contended,
though, that if the county
and city could begin a dia-
logue, come to an under-
standing about providing the
variety of services that will be
needed as WindMark takes
shape, it would ultimately be
a "win-win" for all parties.
"If we can work it out, 20
years from now we could
look back and say this was a
good day," Reeves said.
St. Joe Co. officials have
repeatedly stated their desire
for the city and county to
arrive at an amicable solu-
tion.
In other action during
Tuesday's County
Commission meeting:
Commissioners grant-
ed approval for staff to go out
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yards of sand and place it on
the beach for new sand
berms.
Additionally, staff will
advertise as well for a coastal
engineer to conduct a study
of conditions and weather
impacts along Cape San Bias
and Indian Pass.
The Federal Emergency
Management Agency -
though the county has yet to
get the check and the state
have put together some $1.2
million for the construction
of sand berms between the
Stump Hole and St. Joseph
Peninsula State Park.
Those sand berms will
be built to withstand at least
a five-year storm event.
The state has also sent
to the county $200,000 to
conduct a study of condi-
tions and weather impacts
on the cape and pass.
The most significant
string to the state dollars is
that the county must adopt a
beach maintenance plan.
Affordable housing also
garnered discussion as
Williams noted the county's
lack of long-term strategic
planning to address such
issues as providing houses
working folks could pur-
chase.
'The county, the city, the
school board, should be part
of the discussion," Williams
said.
Billy Traylor agreed, say-
ing commissioners first dis-
cussed the issue more than a
year ago and little has hap-
pened since.
"There's a lot more we
need to address," Traylor
said. "We haven't even
scraped the barrel."
Traylor noted that with
WindMark II due to begin
construction this year, the
county will fall behind the


County

with the county on bringing
the comp plan in line and
considerable progress on a
variety: of issues has been
made, Arrant said.
There are, however,
issues to be ironed out.
Among them:
Protection of wetlands,
which cover some 67 percent
of the county.
Post disaster redevel-
opment, or how the county


curve at the end of the year if
commissioners do not
address the problem more
proactively.
Williams added that
without quality jobs, afford-
able houses will mean noth-
ing, saying that economic
development, the creation of
good high-paying jobs, goes
hand-in-hand with the hous-
ing crunch.
"If we don't have jobs, it
doesn't matter," Williams
said. "Let's put this as a high
priority."
As a member of the
board of Gulf County
Transportation, Doug Kent
noted that commissioners


also needed to fold an exam-
ination of transportation
issues in the county into
such discussions.
There will be a meeting
Tuesday night at the county
offices for all fire chiefs in the
county and, county adminis-
trator Don Butler recom-
mended, at least one other
member from each county
fire department.
The meeting is to
encourage participation in
Firefighter I training, which
is now required by the state
for all volunteer firefighters.
Volunteer firefighters,
who once needed just a 40-
hour certification class, now,


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need 160 hours of instruc-
tion. (See related story 16A).
An instructor has
already been conducting
some classes in the county.
'There is a point in time
when legally we are going to
have to tell some firefighters
they can't go into a hot zone,'
Butler cautioned commis-
sioners, asking them to con-
tact the chief of each fire
department in their districts.
"We are at a point in time
where we won't be able to do
what we have to do to fight
fires," Butler said.


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will rebuild in the event of a
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example.
Protection of well
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Drainage and stan-
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Mapping issues.
"Environmental resource
issues remain the major
sticking point," Arrant said.
"We can't wait with this. We
need to move forward.


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"We're real close. The
environmental protection
policies we just haven't got-
ten our arms around."
The timeline is an
aggressive one.
The Planning and
Development Review Board
must conduct a public hear-
ing on any proposed changes
to the comp plan.
Any final recommenda-
tions go to the Board of
County Commission, which
must also conduct at least
one public hearing before
adopting any changes.
"A big part of this is pub-
lic participation," Arrant
said. "This is your plan.
You'll have to live with it."
Once the county for-
wards proposed changes, the
state has 90 days to review
and send back a report of its
conclusions and responses.
The county has 90 days
to adopt a comp plan which
addresses DCA's concerns
and then another 45-day
window opens for the DCA to
approve or reject the plan.
Once the 45-day period
lapses without objection
from an impacted party, the
comp plan becomes law.
"The goal is for the comp
plan to be adopted in 2005
with a planning window
through 2020," Arrant said.
That would mean the
county would need only com-
plete an EAR as required
every five years before the
comp plan would have to be
updated again in 2020.
A key mandate from the
state pertains to density and


intensity requirements in the
county.
Those are now part of
the LDR, which is essentially
the rules which interpret and
enforce the comp plan.
The comp plan is THE
BOOK on development, far
less flexible than the LDR.
By putting density and
intensity requirements in the
comp plan, county attorney
Tim McFarland noted, "(The
state) wants to remove the
variance process in other
words."
Another important part
of this process concerns
affordable housing.
"We would urge the comp
plan to look at the ability to
provide more housing at
lower land cost," said Allen
Cox, saying density on lands
away from the coast should
be re-examined.
But Arrant noted that
the original comp plan was
found to have "overallocated"
lands, in other words, put
more people on each acre
than evidence on the ground
dictated.
To the state, history,
Arrant said, ran counter to
the argument that additional
density was needed on interi-
or lands.
Finally, it seems a safe
bet that no changes will be
made to density limits in
coastal areas, on the Cape,
which was part of the stipu-
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domain of the Senior
Citizens' Center during the
day and host to a variety of
events at night, from family
reunions to receptions to
scouting gatherings and
Wewa Search and Rescue
meetings.
But it was the seniors
who were most on the mind
of Traylor as he set about to
examine options for upgrad-
ing the building more than a
year ago.
"Working with the Senior
Citizens' Center I wanted to
do something for them, that


they would benefit from,"
Traylor said. "I was doing it
for the community and espe-
cially the senior citizens."
About a year ago he set
about lobbying The St. Joe
Co. to look at the project and
see if there wasn't something
the company could do.
"We were asked if there
was some way to help with
the outside," Smallwood
said.
Smallwood said the pro-
ject of sprucing up the center
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ter lay dormant for a period
of time.
But the subject came up
again and Smallwood went
back to Jacksonville, dis-
cussed the project and a
decision was made.
"We decided it'd be a nice
thing to do, the right thing to
do," Smallwood said. "It will
help spruce up the town a
little bit."
The discussions between
Traylor and Smallwood,
though, were largely in the
background.
None of the commission-
ers, or Minchew, had much
of an inkling that 50 grand
was coming their way.
"Nobody really knew
about it until we showed up
with the check," Traylor said.
'"The center is going to look
good from the outside, it will
make it more attractive,"
Traylor said.
"The center is a big
thing. We still don't do
enough for our elders '.
In other action," 'taken
during Monday's meeting:
Commissioners
approved a contract with
Preble Rish for preliminary
engineering reports and


application work on the sec-
ond phase of the USDA Rural
Development assistance for
extension of the city's sewer
system.
The first phase has
already been approved and
financed and is moving for-
ward with extension of sewer
to Red Bull and Red Bull
Island.
The second phase will
extend the system through-
out the city limits.
*Commissioners took up
the topic, but reached no
conclusion, on the issue of
skateboarders in the city.
The city, since the holi-
days, has seen an increase of
skateboarders on sidewalks

and streets, both of which
are illegal.
Commissioners are look-
ing at options.
Commissioners were
informed that the county's
mitigation strategy is com-
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The sticking points have,
from the beginning, been the
parameters of those opera-
tions on the existing 1,800
feet or so of bulkhead, such
as time and level, and The
St. Joe Co.'s reluctance to
consider that option without
those specific parameters.
Looming over the discus-
sions of these competing pro-
posals is the courtroom and
the Port Authority's indica-
tion that as a last resort it


could seek possession of at
least some portion of the mill
site land through eminent
domain.
Which has largely landed
the current negotiations in
the hands of the lawyers.
Deion Long, who is rep-
resenting the port and wrote
what could be characterized
as a pointed letter last month
to St. Joe officials regarding
the company's proposal,
expressed some optimism
Monday night.
"I think we are moving in
the right direction," Long
said, adding that there still
exists a chance "for an ami-
cable solution.
'Thing are kind of in flux
right now. We might have a
meeting of the minds."
St. Joe officials also
sounded at least cautiously
optimistic about the ongoing
talks.
"We believe we are mak-
ing excellent progress with a
master plan that is able to
accommodate the new ideas
being advanced," said Jerry
Ray, vice-president for cor-
porate communications with
The St. Joe Co. "We are hope-
ful these talks can come
quickly to a successful con-
clusion.
'There are many benefits


to the community that
should not be delayed."
Maybe the best slant was
put on these negotiations by
deputy port director Ken
Karpinski.
"As long as you are both
in the room, something posi-
tive is going to happen,"
Karpinski said.
Meanwhile, the Port
Authority is moving ahead
on several fronts.
First, its efforts to go into
the bond market for financ-
ing continues.
Bonding would help
underwrite initial port opera-
tions and, if it comes to it,
help fund a court fight over
the land.
An appraisal of the
northern site proposed by
The St. Joe Co. for port oper-
ations will provide critical
information as to the viabili-
ty of a move north, of which
Port Authority members are
skeptical.
Secondly, Port Authority
members hired consultants
Little and Lane to begin
crafting a public relations
campaign to advance the
port's case.
"We want to start an
active P.R. campaign," said
deputy port director Ken
Karpinski. "We need to have


something from this point on
that explains the port story.
We want to do that locally
and nationally."
The campaign to woo the
public, in essence, has
already begun.
John Hendry from St.
Joe Towns and Resorts was
invited to provide an
overview of the company's
proposal for the mill site to
the county Economic
Development Council last
week.
The Port Authority has
been invited to do the same
at next month's EDC meet-
ing.
The gist, for the Port
Authority, is to demonstrate
that port operations are com-
patible with high-scale devel-
opment Port Canaveral
being a perfect example,
Karpinski noted and that
the port is both viable and
will bring diversity of jobs.
'This is the same thing
that is happening in Florida
all over the place," Karpinski
said.
"It is something that is
compatible if done correctly,
if managed correctly. What is
needed is a long vision and
the right amount of land."


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"In Turkey, they were
wonderful to the troops,"
Oliver said.
Friends in the military
she said, describe an Iraq in
which the majority of people
"are so thankful we are over
there."
If, for instance, you put
an Iraqi in downtown
Atlanta, say, or the Bronx,
and said here is the United
State, well, Oliver said,
they'd have a mighty skewed
view of what this country is
all about.
So too with Iraq and the
media, Oliver said, which
focused primarily on the
Bronxes of Iraq, the Fallujas,
the Mosuls.
"What they are seeing
(back home) is downtown
Atlanta," Oliver said. "The
people in Iraq want democra-
cy and freedom, to have the
ability to govern their own
country, more than anyone.
'They are not willing to
give up that desire."
The touches from home,
Oliver added, are akin to
manna for the troops.
It is a way, Oliver noted,
in which Gulf County stands


a little more upright than
some.
"Whenever we can show
our troops this little town in
the Panhandle is behind
them, how can you go
wrong?" Oliver wondered.
"Most of them are getting
care packages. It's just com-
ing from someone other than
mommy and daddy or their
family.
"Someone they don't
know cares."
The idea behind the
"Gulf County Supports Our
Troops" is to send care pack-
ages to identified troops once
each quarter of the year.
A laundry list of needed
items have been drafted -
from personal hygiene items
to non-perishable foods to
luxuries like, yes, batteries -
to put in the care packages.
Ross said Duren would
be soon traveling to trade
shows and agreed to attempt
to secure some of the items,
either through donations or
price breaks.
Duren, in turn, would
put up a display for one week
each quarter of the year
offering the items for pur-


chase at a discounted price.
The care packages would
also include a personally
signed letter of thanks as
well as local newspapers to
keep them up to date on
local happenings.
"It's so wonderful that
people are stopping and tak-
ing the time to remember
those men and women over
there," Parker said.
Any leftover items and
Ross expects each care pack-
age heading out the county
Post Office to be brimming -
will be forwarded to
Landstrudl Hospital in
Germany, where Oliver was
cared for and many of the
wounded of the region are
attended to.
Oliver described the
need at the medical facility.
"We had several of our
wounded and those rehab-
bing there for as many as
three months without some-
thing to wear other than
their hospital gown," she
said.
Oliver's daughter is cur-
rently soliciting donations of
sweatsuits from the Russell
Inc. plant in her hometown
of Alexander City, Ala.
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or unit numbers.
'The first step is to iden-
tify these troops with any ties
to Gulf County," Ross said.
'These would be troops in
Iraq, Afghanistan and other
places in the Middle East."
And the ties can be
stretched like a rubber band
- any personnel with family
or friends in Gulf County,
the idea is to open the local
arms as wide as possible.
The problem here is that,
because of national and
homeland security concerns
in this new day since 9/11,
the military can not provide
those names.


A commander's lips are
sealed.
So the name, the units,
the branches of service,
those must come from the
family.
What Ross needs is mili-
tary addresses and local con-
tacts to ensure proper com-
munication and that each
and every son and daughter
of Gulf County is recognized.
Names can be supplied
to Ross at 227-2590 or be e-
mail at sararl229@aol.com.
'The main thing is for
the community to get
involved in getting the little
things to the soldiers in


need," Ross said. "I want it to
be the whole county, for the
whole county to get behind
this."

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The Highland View
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tributing commodities for
residents of the south end of
Gulf County on Saturday,
January 15, from 9:00 a.m.
until 1:00 p.m.
The church is located at
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With rising percentages
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may be larger than in the
past, activity levels tend to
be lower as well. Eating fewer
calories is only half the
answer-expending more
calories is the other half.
More of us now work in
sedentary settings than in
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expenditure in many aspects
of our lives. Not only can we
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for entertainment, we don't
even have to get up to
change the channel!
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American adults do not get
the recommended 30 min-
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and 25% of American adults
aren't physically active at all.
Healthy People 2010
suggests that the major bar-
riers most people face when
trying to increase physical
activity are time, access to
convenient facilities, and
safe environments in which
to be active. Healthy People
2010 is a set of health goals'
for America to achieve over
the first decade of the new
century. Physical activity is
considered so important one
of the goals recommends:
Improve health, fitness, and
quality of life through daily
physical activity. You can
view this document at:
http://www.healthypeople.g
ov/Document/HTML/Volum
e2/22Physical.htm
As a general.guideline, a
person will burn about 100
calories walking a mile.
Expending just an additional
100 calories per day will help
a person lose about 10
pounds a year. Or, allow a
person to eat 100 more calo-
ries per day without gaining
weight.
BUILD WALKING INTO
EVERYDAY ACTIVITIES
To pursue a more active
lifestyle, we need look no far-
ther than our own two feet.
People often feel they have to
carve out an extra half hour
to hour daily to start a "walk-
ing program." Wrong! Just
start walking. Walking may
even give you added energy
and help you sleep better so
you are able to walk more.
Here are some steps to get
you started.
1. KEEP TRACK TO STAY
ON TRACK
Investing in a pedometer
is a good way to begin and
stay motivated with walking.
Health experts recommend
walking around 10,000
steps/day (about 5 miles) on
most days for cardiovascular
health. More steps may be
needed for weight loss. Some
pedometers can be adjusted
to calculate miles, speed and
approximate calories
burned, but simply monitor-
ing the number of steps is
enough and may be more
accurate than some of the
other '' measurements.
Detesmilh'e",'your .current
number of steps for a couple
of days and gradually build
up. If you'd like a chart to
help track your steps, you
may find this one from
University of Nebraska
Cooperative Extension help-
f u 1
http://lancaster.unl.edu/foo
d/walk.pdf
2. WALK RATHER THAN
WATCH THE GRASS GROW
How many times do we
find ourselves standing (or
sitting) around watching
something that doesn't need
watching? Like a TV com-
mercial we've seen a dozen
times before. Or, a
microwave that is set for a
couple of minutes or more.
Try walking instead. Rather
than waiting and watching,
take a quick walk up and
down the stairs or to another
area and back.
3. PACK.IT IN!
Put on a backpack and
walk for errands of one mile
away or less. Walk to buy an
item from a nearby shopping
center or to pick up medica-
tions from the pharmacy. As
an alternative to a backpack,
carry a lightweight handbag
with a wide shoulder strap.
Shoulder straps that can be
worn diagonally across your
body are especially comfort-
able when walking.
4. WALK BETWEEN LOADS
OF LAUNDRY
There's always time to
work, but often not time to
walk. Take short walks
between work activities
rather than wait until you've
finished all your tasks. For


example, put in a load of
laundry and walk around the
block a few times. Repeat
until your laundry is done.
5. ASK: WHEN IS A CAR
NOT A CONVENIENCE?
Do you really need a
rental car on your next vaca-
tion or business trip? Or can
you use a combination of
walking, public transporta-
tion and taxis? Compared to
the money/time spent pay-
ing for a car, gas, parking,
picking up/returning the car
and searching for parking,
you may be ahead if you do
without. Plus, you can enjoy
more of the view if you're not
busy reading road maps and
watching road signs. For
longer distances, walk to a
location and take a taxi or
public transportation back to
your hotel. Carry a cell
phone and the phone num-
bers of a few taxi companies
should you change your
mind about walking or mis-
judge the distance. And,
always check with someone
about safe walking areas
before setting out.
6. BECOME A "STAIR
STEPPER"
Rather than purchase a
stair stepper, create opportu-
nities to use real stairs. Store
some frequently used items
up or down-stairs. Your legs
will get a workout every time
you retrieve something.
7. PARK AND WALK
Add steps to your day by
parking as far as possible
from your destination.
8. WALK WHILE WAITING
TO FLY
Buy the type of carry-on
luggage that makes it easy to
walk in the airport while
waiting to catch planes. For
example, use a backpack or
rolling luggage. There are
many new models of tote
bags on wheels that are
small enough to fit under
most airplane seats.
9. ASK: HOW CAN I WALK
MORE AS I WORK MORE?
If you're working more
hours a day, look for normal
daytime activities where you
can build in some walking
--for example: Use the bath-
room farthest from your
office. Use a bathroom on a
different floor at home. Do
the same when you're at con-
ferences and meetings. Walk
around in your office while
on a phone conference. Walk
to someone's office rather
than sending an e-mail.
10. WALK YOUR TALK
Meet for a walk with a
coworker to discuss a project
or problem.


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Star Staff Report
While folks in other parts
of the country are being
buried in foot after foot of
snow unable to enjoy the
outdoors, the recent 65 and
70 degree temperatures,
more spring-like than mid-
winter, are encouraging resi-
dents in Gulf County to enjoy
the outdoors.
And Gulf County offers
an outdoor activity that other
areas do not beach driving
access.
In this area, it isn't just
the men and women on
patrol that are allowed to
sink their tires into the


white, sandy beaches. This
privilege is open to everyone,
within reason and within
certain guidelines.
For some, those who
applied for through the
county and received the
often-seen decals in vehicle
back windows, the permits
offer a day at the beach that
can consist of driving along
the water's edge and frolick-
ing in the sand.
According to the Gulf
County Tax Collector's
Office, in 2004 alone, there
were 977 beach driving per-
rmits purchased by local resi-
dents at a cost of $15 per


permit and 64 bought by of Cape San Bias where
individuals not living in Gulf beach driving is allowed has


thing for beach drivers to
remember is that the beach-


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Butler also said that


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County at a higher cost of
$150.
That was up from the
2003 numbers where 853
residents of Gulf County
requested beach driving per-
mit and 71 non-locals paid
$150 for their access.
"We are seeing more and
more people interested in
driving on the beach and
acquiring permits,"
explained Major Joe Nugent
from the Gulf County
Sheriffs Department. "If peo-
ple will get the proper per-
mits and abide by the rules,
folks will get to drive on the
beach for years to come.
"It is the few who break
the rules or do not get per-
mits that could ruin it for the
rest of us."
However, following the
devastating hurricane sea-
son in this area. Gulf County
administrator Don Butler
said that the topography
along the beaches leading, to
and including a large portion


been drastically changed.
'There is a lot less beach
than there used to be,"
Butler explained. "The
beaches north of the Stump
Hole area are narrower and
we are encouraging people
who do have access to drive
on the beach to stay on the
hard sand, not to go up into
the dunes."
With four access points
for beach driving including
once east of Salina's Park on
C-30, one at Money Bayou,
an access point at the boat
ramp at Indian Pass and the
only access point on the
Peninsula of Cape San Bias,
the Stump Hole, drivers with
beach access permits are
limited to where and how
they can cruise along the
waters.
Add to that the hun-
dreds of thousands of dollars
that state. federal and local
agencies are pulling together
to build' the beaches back up
and Butler said the main


es are still not where they
should be and that crews are
working'hard to rebuild the
dunes washed away by the
hurricanes.
"Right now, on the
beaches and at the access
point at the Stump Hole, it is
almost impossible to travel
more than 1,000 feet unless
there is a low tide without
going into the dunes," Butler
said.
Butler indicated that
until the water recedes or the
stumps are covered, some
areas may be impassible
even though permit restric-
tions say that driving is
allowed anytime, day or
night.
That is, until May 1,
2005, when restrictions that
protect the nesting turtles of
the area go into affect.
As of May 1 through Oct.
31, the beaches will be
closed to vehicle traffic at
night in order to allow turtles
to nest and not be in harm's


Gulf County has imposed the
same restrictions on the
Eglin Air Force Base proper-
ty whereas less restrictions
were imposed from Eglin to
the Indian Pass Boat Ramp.
"Beach driving is a won-
derful thing for people to be
able to do in this area,"
Butler said. "However, it is
important, especially at this
time, to respect the regener-
ation of the beach and not to
go where vehicles can not
pass without going into the
dunes."
Nugent said the Sheriffs
Office regularly patrols the
areas as has signs indicating
where driving is not allowed,
including the beaches of the
Peninsula State Park.
To apply for a beach dri-
ving permit or for more infor-
mation, contact, the .Gulf
County.Tax Collector's Office
at 229-6116.


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readers -


etters to the Editor ...
Last month, December
9th, The Star reported on the
move of the Dunes Rest-
aurant building from the
Stump Hole to Port St. Joe.
This will be the new home of
the Gulf County Tourist
Development Council.
According to Stan Gar-
rett of Progress Energy, "the
process went good all the
way around."
I would disagree with his
statement. Residents at
Indian Pass were severely
inconvenienced. A fact that
was left out of the article.
The article did, however,
indicate that motorists
unknowingly ended up in a
line of traffic. The key word
here is "unknowingly."
Paula Pickett, TDC direc-


tor, coordinated this effort
for three months prior to the
move. What she never did
was to notify the residents
along the route that the elec-
tricity would be shut off and
there would be traffic delays.
The building was moved
down Cape San Bias road to
C 30 and then east to
Franklin County and back to
US 98. The total distance of
the move was far more than
the 17 miles in the article.
That Tuesday morning, I
was working in the yard and
got quite dirty. My power was
off from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00
p.m. Some residents lost
power for six hours. I was
unable to bathe or eat lunch
until after 2:00 p.m. I sat on
the porch for two hours wait-
ing on the power to come
back on. Fortunately, the
weather was good.
About 105 utility lines


had to be raised or lowered
for the 31 foot high building
to be moved. According to
the mover, the roof of the
building could have been
removed and the utility lines
would not have been dis-
turbed. This, however, would
have cost more money. So, in
order to save the TDC
money, the residents of
Indian Pass were inconve-
nienced. I hope the savings
were substantial. You would
think that Progress Energy
and the TDC would apologize
for this, but so far no one
has. If I had known in
advance of the the problem, I
would have been away from
the area that day.
Shame on Progress
Energy and the TDC. Shame
on The Star for not telling the
full story in their article.
Tom Roper, Indian Pass


Public Notices


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 ile 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.
Magldson 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
Shalimar. Florida 32579
Publish: January 6 & 13, 2005.
NOTICE OF SALE
GULF SOUTH SELF STORAGE
located at 747 4th St.. Port St.
Joe, FL shall sell the contents
of storage unit's 1, 17, 26, 62,
63, and 82 at public 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
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 ten-
ant: Sheppard Gonsalez-unit
#214 and #308. Unit contents
may be redeemed by owner
prior to January 21, 2005, for
cash only.
Publish: January 6 & 13, 2005.
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Port St. Joe Port Authority
will hold a Planning Meeting
with representatives of the City
of Port St. Joe and the St. Joe
Company on Wednesday,
January 19, 2005, at 10:00
a.m.. E.S.T., at the City of Port
St. Joe Fire Station, located on


Williams Avenue behind City
Hall, 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 considered at the
meeting, he or she will need a
record of the proceedings, and,
for such purpose, he or she
may need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be
based.
Publish: January 13, 2005.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL'S
NO. 0405-06
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners is
requesting proposals from indi-
viduals, corporations or institu-
tions for the financing of a land
purchase of 2 acres on Hwy 22
in Wewahitchka. Specific
information is available upon
request in the Clerk's Office,
Room 148 at the Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr.. Blvd. The propos-
als must consist of the follow-
ing:
$100,000.00
5-Year Term
First Payment Due One
Year after Establishment
of Loan
Competitive interest rates
Please provide sealed
proposal and list on
envelope that this is for
Proposal No. 0405-06
Proposals must be submitted
by 5:00 p.m., E.T. on Friday,
January 28, 2005 to the Office
of the Gulf County Clerk of
Court. 1000 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr., Blvd., Room 148, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456. Proposals
will be opened on Monday,
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Publish: January 13 & 20,
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
Case No.: 05-02-PR
IN RE: The Estate of
BETrY BROOKS FLEMING,
deceased.
In Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:
The administration of the estate
of Betty Brooks Fleming,
deceased, File Number 05- 02 -
PR. an intestate estate, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Gulf County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
is Gulf County Courthouse,
1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
The names and addresses of
the personal representative and
that personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served
within three months after the
date of the first publication of
this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims
or demands against the estate
of the decedent must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT S9 FILED ILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is January 13,
2005.
PAUL W. GROOM II
RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A.
206 E. 4th Street
P. O. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL-
REPRESENTATIVE FL BAR NO.
0037915
Betty L. Fleming
P. 0. Box 70
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE


"Living History Day" at State


Constitution Museum this Friday


St. Joseph Peninsula
State Park is pleased to host
the annual living history
event at the Constitution
Convention State Museum in
Port St. Joe on Friday,
January 14th, starting at
9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The
event will be comprised of re-
enactors dressed in period
clothing, demonstrating
skills necessary to thrive in


to write Florida's first consti-
tution.
Skills demonstrated will
include open-fire cooking,
the making of lye soap, can-
dle dipping, turpentining,
spirit distillation, butter
churning, cracklin' making,
and more. Guided tours of
the Constitution Convention
Museum will be given, with
entrance fees waived during


at the Constitution Museum
State Park 229-8029, or St.
Joseph Peninsula State Park
at 227-1327.


the late 1830s. The year the event. T.,,.I: .:.. sI e...ouldwetelfirst?
1838 is significant in Admission is free. If you T MONTH: Do we need bigger house?
Florida's history, as dele- would like more information, 8n MONTH: How will we investor the babysfuture?
gates convened in St. Joseph please contact Bill Wilkinson Is nice to have a simple

Prudential Newest Advantage answerfor a change.
So here's one. Now the person you turn

Libia Taylor, General customer service is his top to for your insurance needsis the per-
Manager of Port St. Joe's priority, and invites cus- son you can talk to before you invest
Prudential Resort Realty, tomers to call anytime to let
announces the addition of him know how he can help Ask me about getting started with State
Prudential's newest advan- you find the right property or Farm Mutual FundsT for as little as
tage, Chris Petrie. Familiar request a free assessment of
with the area since 1996, your property." Libia adds: $50 a month.
Chris Petrie became a full- Chris comes to us to """MU u
strengthen our office perfor-
mance, and to aid us in """" Fur S


Chris Petrie


time Gulf County resident
over two years ago, and
resides near the beaches of
Indian Pass. Originally from
Nashville, TN, Chris moved
here from Steamboat
Springs, CO, where he
acquired a background in
hospitality and hotel sales
and management, as well as
a love for the outdoors. He
has been a Real Estate Sales
Associate since 2002,
Broker's Associate since
December 2004. Absentee
Innkeeper Turtle Beach Inn
since 2002, and has been
involved in Property
Management on Indian Pass
since 2002, and he has had
five years in hospitality and
hotel management. He has
been a million dollar produc-
er in real estate the last two
,years',. in' Gulf ..County and
specializes in excellent cus-
tomer service. Chris strongly
believes'that, "Excellence in


delivering stronger results to invest with a Good Neighbor
our client base. We're thank-
ful to our clients who contin- Bill Woo
ue to re-invest in our market, Registere
and .for sending their refer-
rals to us; 85% of our sales Represei
production during 2004 850-229-
resulted from repeat or lme
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GODBY 100, PORT ST. JOE 64
TUESDAY, JANUARY 4TH
A miserable first quar-
ter did in the Sharks, who
began the week with a
home loss to the Cougars.
Godby outscored Port
St. Joe by 20 in the open-
ing period and rolled the
rest of the way, led in scor-
ing by five players in dou-
ble figures.
Travis Lee scored a
game-high 20 points and
was followed closely by
DeAndra McDaniel's 18
and Charles Gennie's 17.
Junior guard Ashton
Larry led the Sharks with
16 points while Reshard
Rouse added 13 and senior
Randal Johnson managed
12.


irks 7-7 for Season


Score by Quarters
Cougars 29 17 20 34-
3100
Sharks 9 21 13 18-364
GHS (100)- Ray 6, Wade 1,
McDaniel 18, Lee 20, Gennie 17,
Francis 12, McGee 14, Bradwell
1, Campbell 4, Simmons 1,
Anderson 2, Gant 4.
PSJ (64)- Quinn 3, Larry 16,
Johnson 12, Rouse 13, Welch 5,
Parker 12, Harris 3.
APALACHICOLA 64, PORT ST. JOE 59
SATURDAY, JANUARY 8TH
A close game at the
half turned into a blowout
after intermission for Port
St. Joe.
Apalachicola distanced
itself from the Sharks in
the third period, outscor-
ing Port St. Joe 14-5 in the
quarter and held off a late


rally.
Port St. Joe managed
to close the deficit in the
final period but still saw
its record drop to 7-7 on
the season.
Apalach's Mackenzie
Williams scored 21 points
and Jeremy Turrel added
15. Junior guard Ashton
Larry led Port St. Joe with
19 points followed by
freshman Reshard Rouse's
15.
Score by Quarters
Apalach 20 14 14 16-364
PSJ 10 19 5 25-359
AHS (64)- James 4, Irving 12,
Williams 21, Stephens 2, Turrel
15, Pugh 2, Turrell 8.
PSJ (59)- Quinn 4, Larry 19,
Johnson 6, Rouse 15, Welch 2,
Sanders 5, Parker 8.


Reshard Rouse scored 15 points against the Apalachicola Sharks.


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Ashton Larry led the Sharks with 16 points against Godby.

Port St. Joe Lady Sharks Defeat

Apalachicola Lady Sharks
f. PORT Sr. JOE 5,;:
S.i.APALACHICOLA 43
SATURDAY, JANUARY 8TH
-.. Gekeela Clemmons
.. scored a game-high 25
S points and helped the Lady
S. Sharks open early and fight
off a later rally in the win.
A stiff opening-quarter
S defense allowed just three
Apalachicola points in the
First quarter, although the
Steam fought back to trim the
'.halftime deficit to 21-18.
Apalach outscored the
.. :Lady Sharks 15-10 in the
second period and led by six
heading into the fourth
S,. quarter.
That's when Port St. Joe
Sbolted ahead and hung on
for the victory.
Sheneidra Cummings
S. led Apalach with 13 points.
.Port St. Joe's Tiara Pryor
Z, managed 10.
The win boosted the
Lady Sharks to 4-5.
.. 4,s, ,.,^s ,A W^ ,-d Score by Quarters
.. .. AHS 315 16 9-43
SP .11 10 19 15-55
AHS (43)- Williams 3, O'Neal 4,
SHarris 12, Prince 11, Cummings
t h 1 13.
.. *PSJ (55)- Pryor 10, Skanes 8,
Clemmons 25, Jenkins 6, Smiley
Gekeela Clemmons 6.


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Port St. Joe High School

Gekeela Reshard
SClemmons Rouse
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Jan. 8.
Clemmons helped Port St. Joe
stave off a late comeback in the
team's fourth win of the season.



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Gators Outscore



Altha by 20 Points


WEWAHITCHKA 52, ALTHA 32
THURSDAY, JANUARY 6TH
Trannon Myers scored
a team-best 12 points as
Wewahitchka survived a
shaky first quarter to
power past visiting Altha.
The Gators scored just
five points in the opening
period and held a tenuous


Ashlyn Parker and senior
Randall Johnson added 10
a piece.
Wewa's Trey Goodwin
managed a team-best 15
points. The Gators were
within nine points after
the first quarter, but
quickly fell behind by 18
at the break.


Score by Quarters
Tigers 24 24 27 14-389
Gators 15 16 17 11-559
LHS (89)- O'neal 25, Hogans 11,
Gentry 18, Alston 8, Long 8,
Walker 6, McCoy 5, Marlowe 4,
Nathor 4.
WHS (59)- Myers 22, Jones 15,
Goodwin 11, Baker 7, Ranie 2,
Sanders 2.


Sharks Hone for District Play


The Gators scored 37 points against Port St. Joe in Friday's game.


It was a mixed bag, and
somewhat of a wet one at
that, over the weekend for
the Port St. Joe Sharks soc-
cer team.
The boys, 7-0-1 entering
a tournament at Walton
High School, emerged from
four games with their record
sagged a bit to 7-3-2 after
Saturday's play.
The flip side of the net,
however, is that the Sharks
saw a bit how the other half
kicks, playing tough compe-
tition against schools from
larger classifications.
"It was a busy day, the
boys played a lot of soccer,
said coach Tom Curry.
'They got a chance to play
the kind of soccer the bigger
schools play. We saw what
we needed to do to improve
our play."

Lady Gators
WEWAHITCHKA 53, ALTHA 17
MONDAY, JAN. 10TH
Brandi Sasser scored a
team-high 14 points in the
rout, which marked a season
best for Lady Gator point
production. Each Wewa play-
er scored at least one basket.
Game information was
not available.


Up first for the Sharks
was John Paul out of
Tallahassee.
Playing in a downpour,
the Sharks finished on the
short end of a 4-3 score.
"It was pouring," Curry
said. "We were soaked."
Casey Flanagan, Kurtis
Krum and Darrell Wert tal-
lied goals for Port St. Joe.
The next two games for
Port St. Joe at least the
rain had stopped, Curry
noted were identical 8-0
whitewashes.
However, the victors
were Pace, a Class 4A
school, and Pensacola


Catholic, a Class 3A private
school.
The day, however, ended
on a bit of an up kick as the
Sharks tied Class 3A Walton
High 3-3.
Charlie Cox scored twice
for Port St. Joe, his goals
sandwiched around another
off the foot of Jimmy Curry.
The weekend was a
learning experience, Coach
Curry noted, and there is
reason for optimism as the
team begins to focus on dis-
trict play.
"We're doing fine,"
Coach Curry said. "We are
playing well."


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19-17 lead at the half.
But Wewa roared after
intermission, outscoring
Altha 21-9 in the third
quarter. Myers paced the
Gators throughout; while
Trey Goodwin added 10
points.
Score by Quarters
Wildcats 7 10 9 6-332
Sharks 5 14 21 12-552
AHS (32)- Holland 14, Mickery
5, Baggett 3, Lake 3, Lewis 3,
Ellis 3.
WHS (52)- Myers 12, Goodwin
10, Jones 8, Baker 6, Ranie 5,
Bidwell 5, Sanders 4, Jordan 2.
PORT ST. JOE 73, WEWA 37
FRIDAY, JANUARY 7TH
The homestanding
Sharks ripped their county
rivals, opening a double-
digit lead in the second
quarter in the rout.
Four Port St. Joe play-
ers scored in double fig-
ures, with freshman guard
Reshard Rouse leading the
way with 16 points. Junior


Score by Quarters
Gators 10 12 8 7-337
Sharks 19 21 22 11-573
WHS (37)- Myers 4, Bidwell 6,
Jones 9, Goodwin 15, Ranie 2.
PSJ (73)- Johnson 10, Rouse
16, Parker 10, Quinn 9, Larry 7,
Sanders 6, Harris 4, Welch 4,
Bowers 2, Lowery 3.
LIBERTY CO. 89, WEWA 59
MONDAY, DECEMBER 10TH
The Gators were ham-
mered for the second game
in a row, this one at the
hands of Liberty County.
Liberty jumped ahead
by nine points after the
first quarter and led 48-31
at intermission. Solomon
O'Neal led all scorers with
25 while Liberty's Jon
Gentry mustered 18.
Trannon Myers had
the hot hand for Wewa,
scoring a team-high 22.
The loss kept the Gators
winless in their district
and dropped the team's
overall record to 3-6.


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STAR PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Wewahitchka High School


Trey
Goodwin
Goodwin
'-. had the hot
hand for Wewa,
A scoring in dou-
ble figures in
Three games.
Despite a
two-game losing streak and big
losses to Port St. Joe and Altha,
Goodwin totaled 36 points and
twice led the Gators in scoring.




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Brandi
Sasser
Sasser led
the Lady Gators
with 14 points
in a 53-17
drubbing of
Altha on Jan.


10. Sasser's
output allowed Wewa to top its
season high for points.


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The art gallery located in
the Mexico Beach Welcome
Center brings home a photo-
graphic essay entitled
"Forgotten Faces of the
Forgotten Coast," a body of
works by Dana Palmer. The
exhibition was originally cre-
ated by Palmer when she was
invited by the Northwest
Florida Visual Arts Center in
Panama City to develop a
show of new photographs.
.The large, oversized photo-
graphic panels were on
exhibit in the Visual Arts
Center galleries during the
summer of 2004. Sam Kates,
who schedules and coordi-
nates the exhibitions for the
Mexico Beach gallery,
thought it would be especial-
ly appropriate to bring the
exhibit back to the area
where the photographs were
taken. "These images not
only capture the personali-
ties of some very memorable
people, they also reflect the
special character of our
region. Dana has focused on
many of the individuals who
have quietly and unpreten-
tiously helped shaped the
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those of us who now call the
Forgotten Coast home,"
Kates says. Palmer's exhibit
is based on'her photographs
and interviews of local people
who embody the area's flavor
and slower-paced lifestyle.
The experience was so pow-
erful that it spawned yet a
new project for Palmer. a
website, www.sittingonthep-
orch.com which is a weekly
journal on observations of
the human spirit and the
craving for a more balanced
life.
Dana Palmer comes from
a family of artists including
her father, self-taught and
well-known cartoonist Alex
Toth. She is also primarily
self-taught, having had a
graphic design business and
line of hand-painted linens
and garments before she
found photography over ten
years ago. Her first senous
experience with cameras
came about when she \was
driven to write, and photo-
graph a book on women and
body image. She opened a
studio in Oregon that same
year and photo journalism
has since been her greatest
passion. She focused exclu-
sively on black and white
unposed work and found
that her relaxed style of pho-
tography is very much in
demand. In 1999, Palmer
visited Mexico Beach and
decided to relocate her stud-
ies there.
While Palmer has wion
numerous awards for her
work on both coasts, the
most important thing to her
is that she and her clients
and viewers connect with the
work in the same way. "It is a


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ter Features "Faces of the Forgotten Coast"
special experience to feel The exhibition will be on Center is open Monday
prolific," she says, "to not display at the Mexico Beach through Friday from 9:00
fear that you will run out of Welcome Center through
A .. OQ TI r a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT.


ideas or perspective. Ivy only
fear is that there is not
enough time or energy to
generate the work. It's easy
to work too much when the
process truly fuels my soul."


CebruarCy z5. e gaiCiy 1
made possible by the Mexico
Beach Community Develop-
ment Council in association
with the Gulf Alliance of the
Local Arts. The Welcome


For additional informa-
tion call the Community
Development Center at 850-
648-8196.


Dana Palmer
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Mexico Beach Police Report
During the past two
weeks, the Mexico Beach
Police department answered
85 calls for service, and
investigated one burglary.
During that same time,
officers investigated two traf-
fic crashes with a combined
property damage report of
$9,800, and issued two traf-
fic citations and four traffic
warnings.
January 7: Scott T.
McAlister, Callaway, DWLSR,
knowingly, possession of
marijuana, less than 20, and
possession of prescription
pill without bottle.

Port St. Joe Police Beat
January 2: James
Edward Rogers, 20,
Crawfordville, possession of
cannabis and possession of


paraphernalia.
January 3: James
Anthony Reagan, 34, Port St.
Joe, driving while license
suspended or revoked;
January 5: Jimmy Leon
Paul, 37, Chester, Georgia,
DUI, possession of cannabis
and possession of parapher-
nalia.


January 6: Vivian Parker
Price, 43, Port St. Joe, DUI.
January 7: Von Terell
Holmes, 39, Wewahitchka,
violation of probation war-
rant for a previous charge of
improper exhibition of a dan-
gerous weapon.


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irregular. 2. Untreated decay causes infection (and pain),
which can alter the formation of the new teeth, cause systemic
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Local Volunteer Firefighters Attending Firefighter 1 Course


By: Scott Baker
Firefighter/Paramedic
What does 160 hours
mean to you? For most of us
160 hours are roughly how
much we work in a given
month therefore you could
equate 160 hours to one
month's pay.
Several local volunteer
firefighters have committed
to giving 160 hours of their
"free" time to attend a formal
course of instruction called
Firefighter 1, a.k.a "Essen-
tials of Fire Fighting." The
State of Florida has mandat-
ed that all volunteer firefight-
ers who actively engage in
combat firefighting activities
complete this course.
Twenty volunteers from
the Port St. Joe, Gulf County
Beaches, and Howard Creek,
Fire Departments and the
Mexico Beach Department of
Public Safety Fire Division
are sacrificing multiple
evenings each week with
their families to complete
this valuable training
requirement.'
This past weekend, the
present Firefighter 1 class
received the unique opportu-
nity to train in a realistic
environment. Slated for
demolition, the old Hide-a-
way Harbor Hotel in Mexico
Beach was made available to
the fire department for train-
ing of firefighters. Firefight-
ers received valuable hands-
on training in forced entry,


search & rescue, fire behav-
ior, and fire suppression. The
use of this structure provid-
ed a residential type building
for students to employ skills
learned in the classroom.
Firefighting has been
described as an ultra-haz-
ardous and unavoidably
dangerous activity. Volunteer
firefighters willingly perform
firefighting duties for little or
no compensation. They sim-
ply do it in the spirit of com-
munity service and for the
love of the "job". Most folks
do not realize what a
Firefighter truly does. Some
argue, "What is so difficult
about putting water on a
fire?"
Firefighting routinely
ranks high in the listing of
most dangerous jobs in the
United States. Firefighting
requires skill in preventing,
combating, and extinguish-
ing fires; answering emer-
gency calls; and operating
and maintaining department
equipment, apparatus, and
quarters. The work involves
extensive training in fire-
fighting, rescue activities,
hazardous materials, and
emergency medical care.
Firefighters must operate
apparatus and perform dan-
gerous assignments under
emergency conditions, all of
which require strenuous
exertion amid hazards such
as smoke, extreme heat, zero
visibility, and cramped sur-


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to any


Firefighters practice advancing a hoseline and searching for victims under controlled fire c
gs. and dedication. Local com- firefighters are there for you,
ntaining a constant munities expect a fire simply because they want to
readiness to respond department to be there for be. Not because they have to
emergency call and them. Your local volunteer be. Think about it, just how


the skills to perform demand
an inordinate amount of time
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and smoke conditions.
much are you personally
willing to do for free?
Everyone gives of themselves
in their own special way.
Volunteerism is readily evi-
dent in our small close-knit
communities. For a volun-
teer firefighter, each emer-
gency call may end up being
their last. In 2004, there
were 104 incidents in the
United States that took the
life of a firefighter. Volunteer,
seasonal, and part-time fire-
fighters accounted for 78
deaths.
I would encourage you to
stop by your local fire sta-
tion, take the kids with you.
Drop in and chat with your
local volunteer firefighters.
Show them your support and
appreciation. Simply tell
them "thanks", they deserve
it.

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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.flori-
dakidcare.org or by calling
I:888-540-5437 toll-free.
State law now requires
income documents with each

FSJ Baseball Sins Renewal
SThe 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
1i8-19.
It is time for past sup-
porters to renew their com-
initment for fence signs for
lie upcoming season. The
renewal fee is $100, and can
Be sent to head coach,
Chuck Gannon, at Port St.
4oe Elementary School at the
following address: Port St.
oe Baseball, 2201 Long
Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL
32456.
SThose who are interested
in purchasing a new sign,
fhe fee is 8300. Please have
the business information to
Qoach Gannon as soon as
possible so the signs can be
ordered.
s "Port St. Joe baseball is
fery 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
.27-1221 or 229-9030.

SluCoun Seeh Bs Divrs
" The Gulf County School
System has immediate open-
ings for substitute bus dri-
ters.
e A bus driver training
lass will be offered begin-
ning Monday, February 7 at
6:00 p.m. ET at the Adult
School in Port St. Joe.
Training will consist of
40 total hours including 20
hours in the classroom and
20 hours on a bus. Training
is free if an applicant drives a
bus for the Gulf County
School Board. All other
applicants for bus driver
training must pay a $52.00
fqe.
SAll applicants must be
fingerprinted, take a bus dri-
ver physical, and be drug
tested before being approved
br the School Board as a dri-
vgr.
Once certified to be a
bus driver for the Gulf
County School Board, a
licensed driver must be eligi-
ble for any full time bus dri-
ver positions that comes
open.
o Anyone who is interested
or need more information,
call Carolyn at the Gulf
County Adult School at 227-
1744.


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application. The application
package will not be complete
without these documents.
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
weeks; or a letter from
employer that says how
much money you earned
from the last four weeks; or
most recent W-2 forms (Wage
and Tax Statement).
If applicant gets
unearned income, provide a
copy of the award letter or
check stub.
If applicant receives
child support payments, pro-
vide copy of the court order,
or the most recent month's
check received for each child,
or a written statement from
the parent who pays the
child support.
If the child is not a U.S.
citizen, make a copy of the
front and back sides of immi-
gration documents for each
child you are applying for
Florida KidCare.
The cost to add the

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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
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child or children to health
insurance coverage if your
employer offers it.
If the child is an
American Indian or Alaskan
Native, make a copy of the
front and back sides of the
child's tribal identification
card or other similar tribal
documents.
The child's social secu-
rity number (SSN) will be
needed for the application. If
the child does not have an


SSN, you will need the date
you applied for or tried to
apply for an SSN. To apply
for an SSN for the child, call
the Social Security Admin-
istration at 1-800-772-1213
toll-free. If you have access
to the Internet, go to
www.ssa.gov for help apply-
ing for an SSN.
The application deadline
for Florida KidCare is
January 30.


Calondra White Nominated for


Alabama Teacher of the Year


Calondra White, daugh-
ter of Carl and Christine
White of Port St. Joe, recent-
ly was nominated by her col-
leagues at Stillman Heights
Elementary School for the
Alabama Teacher of the Year
and the Jacksonville State
University Teacher Hall of
Fame for her school located
in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
The Alabama Teacher of
the Year seeks annually to
honor and recognize excel-


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The St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society is happy to
announce that last week's
featured puppy, Angel was
adopted.
Currently available for
adoption at the Humane
Society are Jim, beautifully
colored male (pictured);
Socks, nice male kitty, four
and a half months old;
Yuma, nice male kitty, four
and a half months old; Two
Walker mix pups, male &
female, about four and a half
months old; Jett, beautiful
chow/lab cross female;


Kojak, male, bulldog mix, six
months old; Bandit, five
months old, male puppy;
Stormy, red male, about
nine and a half 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 see!
For more information,
contact the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society at 227-1103
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EDUCATION ENCORE SPRING 2005
S Education Encore is a program of non-credit enrichment courses for adults 50+
A STRESS-FREE FORMAT: NO STRESS NO TESTS NO GRADES JUST FUN

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


There is a $60. 00 fee, whether you attend one or three classes, for the 6-week program.

Registration begins Janpary 10th and deadline is January 25th. Walk-in registration is accepted at the
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Wednesday, January 19th 1:00 p.m., Room A-101
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walk to the bay. Priced to sell
@ $199,900

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1st tier lot on Indian Pass 78'
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$435,000
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1st Tier on Indian Pass
$435,000
rgg Bayfront lot in Marnie's
Reserve $500,000
Bayfront lot on Cape San
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rt St. Joe, FL 32456


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spacious screened porch,
gazebo over private lake and
much more. This home won't
last long!. $595,000

Roger Bradley,
Broker/Owner
Mobile:
850-227-4383
After Hours:
229-2749


BEAUTIFUL BEACH COTTAGE
- located in highly desirable
Indian Pass. This 2BR/2BA home
has been completely refurbished,
new stainless appliances, hard-
wood floors, & much more!
Offered @ $695,000

Clint Eason,
Agent
After Hours:
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Mobile:
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Billy Keigans and Billy
Quinn were the big winners
in the Double Prize Give-A-
Way recently held by R. A.
Driesbach, Sr., Lodge #77,
Knights of Pythias. Billy
Keigans was the first prize
winner of a 19" color televi-
sion, ticket #491 and Billy
Quinn won the second prize
of a DVD Multi-Format play-
er, ticket #690. The drawing
was a fund-raiser to benefit
the Knights of Pythias
Education Scholarship.
The motto of the Knights
of Pythias is, Friendship,
Charity and Benevolence.
The order teaches preserva-
tion of the sanctity of the
home, the protection of its
members, the elevation of
the standard of citizenship,
and the uplifting of mankind.
The members of R.A.
Driesbach, Sr. Lodge #77
would like to thank all who
took part in the drawing
through the purchase of tick-
ets and donations. A special
thanks to George Duren of


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he won with lodge member, Sir Knight, James Dumas.


"Domers." Our next home
game is January 15 against
Cottondale. We can't forget
Port St. Joe's soccer team
either. At the end of January
they will make their first run
at a state championship
(with \my leadership and
guidance, of course). As for,
the senior class the usual
hectic dash will still be right
where we left it in December,
only now it has had time to
grow and multiply.
As graduation draws
nearer and nearer I continue
to tell myself not to worry,
that everything will turn out
for the better, and I realize
for the most part this is true.
I can't help, though, having a
bit of preemptive nostalgia,
even though technically I'm
not really missing anyone or
anything yet. I know that I
will be through, and that
there will be many people
whom I have spent the last
seven years with that will be
out of my life for a long time.
I just wanted those people to
know that when I' m rich and
famous....they can have ari
autograph.
Well PSJ my time is up.
Keep having fun with those
Christmas presents. Later.


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Cape San Bias 866 654-0999
Carrabelle 800 613-5962
Eastpoint 800 409-3204
Mexico Beach 866 692-3224
Simmons Bayou 877 929-8001 I
St. George Island 800 525-4-93
St. Joe Beach 800 411-3717


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TALK


by 6asey Flanagan
Well, unfortunately,
we're back, but there is an
upside to it for those of us
who only have five months
left....we only have five
months left! At the beginning
of the year I was afraid that
school was never going to
end, but here we are in the
blink of an eye, and it's
already half over. So much
has happened since then,
and so much is still to hap-
pen.
The past couple of weeks
have been busy ones. Senior
girls all around the school
have been hard at work for
weeks, practicing for the
annual Junior Miss competi-
tion, and it all came to a cli-
max on January 8 when
Anna Salzer was named, the
undisputed winner and
champion. She was followed
by a close runner-up, Laura
Seay. "I worked my hardest
and so did all of the other


girls," said a very content
and proud Laura Seay.
That wasn't the only
event in the realm of Port St.
Joe. Two district basketball
games were played in the
past weeks in which the
Sharks won the first and lost
the second. The first was
played against Wewa, and
the Sharks dominated the
court for all 32 minutes of
play. There was a change of
pace in the second game,
however, Apalachicola beat
Port St. Joe despite the
"Domers" support in the stu-
dent section. "We were
screaming our hearts out,
but sometimes that isn't
enough." relayed a disap-
pointed Aaron Little.
As I said, so much has
already happened and there
is so much that is still going
to happen over the next five
months. More basketball
games are in the works for
the energetic members of the


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January 15

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From Carrabelle Office travel west
Hwy. 98. Turn left on Carrabelle Bea
Road. Turn right on Carrabelle Bea
Drive. Second home is Stalling.
Beautiful view of Dog Island, East Pass a
St. George Island. Short walk to beach
Carpet on all floors except bathroom an
kitchen. MLS#101596.
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nd approx. three months but can be shown Nice home on a lot and a half on a corner,
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features numerous upgrades
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Directions: from St. George Island St. George Island Plantation
Anchor office turn East on Gulf Beach Directions: please stop by the St. George
Drive approx. 4 miles. 300 Ocean Mile Island Anchor office and ask for an
is before you get to the State Park on the escort into private gated community.
right. Unique home with private guest quarters,
Good value for Gulf View on St. George with amazing views of the Apalachicola
Island. Two fireplaces, two pools, lots of Bay. MLS#102698.
amenities come with this 300 Ocean Mile Call 850 927-3177.


townhome. MLS#101353.
Call Angel Colagrossi at 850 899-3276.


S Steamboat House -
S Historic District
67 Avenue D, Apalachicola
Directions: from the Anchor office in
Apalachicola travel south on Hwy. 98,
turn right on Fifth Street. Home is on the
comer of Fifth Street and Avenue D.
Rare historic architecture in home built in
1846. Beautiful wood floors, 10 foot ceil-
ings, seven fireplaces. MLS#101501.
Call 850 653-3333.


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135 White Sands Dr., Cape San Bias" .- 160 Florida Avenue, Cape San Bias 242 William Way, Mexico Beach
Directions: from Port St. Joe travel East lDirections: from Port St. Joe travel east 'Directions: from Mexico Beach office
on Hwy. 98 to C-30A, veer right on C- 'on Hwy. 98 to C-30A, veer right on C- travel west on Hwy. 98. Turn right on
30A. Travel 6.8 miles to C-30E. Turn 30A. Travel 6.8 miles to C-30E. Turn 21st Street, right on Paradise Path, left
right on C-30E. Travel 8.4 miles down right on C-30E. Travel 2.3 miles, turn on Nanook, right on Laloa, right on
Cape San Bias Road, turn left on White left on Florida Ave. Home is on the left. William Way. House is on corner.
Sands Drive. Long is second on right. Well maintained home has easy beach Incredible home with garage finished, insu-
New home with beautiful view of the beach, access, community pool, and boardwalk. lasted, with heat pump. Andersen windows
High ceilings, tile floors. MLS#100692. At the head of the Cape. MLS#101520. throughout. MLS#101537.
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Thomas Michael Layfield and Jolie Marie Hogan


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Announce Engagement
Ronnie and Janet Hogan School and is presently
are proud to announce the employed with Badcock &
engagement of their daugh- More Furniture.
ter, Jolie Marie Hogan to Jolie is the granddaugh-
Thomas Michael Layfield, ter of Ken and Betty Murphy
son of Greg and Barbara of'Port St. Joe and Tom Ed
Layfield. Hogan and the late Glen
Jolie is a 2003 graduate Hogan of Geneva, Alabama.
of Port St. Joe High School Michael is the grandson
and is attending Gulf Coast of Tommy and Thelma
Community College. She is Layfield of White City and
presently employed with Monroe and Evelyn Marshall
Emerald Coast Federal of Lizella, Georgia.
Credit Union. An October wedding is
' Michael is a 2000 gradu- planned at First Baptist
ate of Port St. Joe High Church of Port St. Joe.


"Messiah"


to be


All boys and girls ages
10 to 14 are invited to partic-
ipate in the local level of
competition for the 2005
Knights of Columbus Free
Throw Championship. The
local competition will be held
Saturday, January 22nd, at
both the Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka locations. In
Port St. Joe, at the elemen-
tary school gym at 10:00
a.m. EST and for
Wewahitchka, at the
Highway 71 Main Street Gym
at 1:00 p.m. CST.
The Knights of
Columbus Free Throw
Championship is sponsored
annually with winners pro-
gressing through local, dis-
trict, and state competitions.
International champions are
announced by the Knights of
Columbus international
headquarters based on
scores from the state-level
competitions. All boys and
girls 10 to 14 years old are
eligible to participate and will
compete in respective age
divisions. Last year more

Volunteers

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than 179,000 sharpshooters
participated in 3,000 local
competitions.
All contestants on the
local level are recognized for
their participation in the
event. For entry forms, con-
tact the school business
office or the coach at school.
Participants will need a par-
ent or guardian's consent.
For additional questions, call
Karl Bowen at 899-1245.
The Knights of
Columbus is an internation-
al Catholic family fraternal
service organization with
more than 1.7 million mem-
bers in more than 12,500
local councils. Last year,
Knights donated 60 million
volunteer hours and $116
million to charitable and
benevolent causes, sponsor-
ing projects to benefit their
church, councils, communi-
ties, families, and youth.


Mason Turns Three


Mason Alfred Bateman
turned three on December
31. He. celebrated his birth-
day on January 1st with a
Sponge Bob Squarepants
party at his Me Me and Paw
Paw's house along with lots
of friends and family.


Mason is the son of Josh
and Sharity Bateman of
Sumter, South Carolina.
He is the grandson of
Gerald and Sarah Byrd of
White City, Larry Bateman of
Dalkeith and Becky Bateman
of Port St. Joe.


Performed at GCCC LitemProgram


to emphasize reflections on
the mysteries of redemption
rather than tell the story of
the Messiah as a narrative.
The performance at
GCCC will endeavor to recre-
ate Handel's original concept
by utilizing a smaller orches-
tra and chorus, as well as
performing "Messiah" in its
entirety. The oratorio will be
conducted by Rusty Garner.
Several soloists are sched-
uled to perform with Judy
Harrison at the keyboards.
For additional informa-
tion, call 872-3887.


The Gulf Coast
Community College
Masterworks Chorale and
the Orchestra of St. Andrew
Bay will perform Handel's
"Messiah" January 15 at
7:30 p.m. in the Amelia
Center Theatre.
Handel's "Messiah" has
been performed the past 260
years in numerous varia-
tions, from the original con-
cept of 30 singers and 40
instrumentalists, to choirs
and orchestras numbering
up to 3,000. Handel's unique
approach in this oratorio was


The Bay County
Guardian ad Litem Program
is seeking volunteers to serve
as advocates for abused and
neglected children.
Training will be provided
for volunteers.
If anyone is searching for
a unique way to help the
children in the community,
and can volunteer a few
hours a month, please con-
tact June Lashbrook at 747-
5180 or by email lash-
brookj@jud 14.flcourts.org or
Fred Hapner at
hapner@judl4.flcourts.org
for more information and an
application.


Halee Christian Baker!


You have grown into a
beautiful, godly, young lady.
You have touched many lives because you are so


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UNiCA E we Deliver in town only
AFE Orders must be placed by 10:30 a.m.
Port St. Joe Marina $10 minimum (IN TOWN PORT ST. JOE ONLY)
Monday Saturday Dinner 9:00 pm
LUNCH IS BACK! Live Music with Greg Wood
Plate Specials Daily! Friday & Saturday 6:00 pm 9:00 pm
Monday Night Tuesday Night Wednesday Night Thursday Night
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SOpen Daily
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Special Tuesday:
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Saturday & Sunday:
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WINTER Monday & Tuesday Closed
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CALL (850) 648-2000
Located on Hwy 98 in the loop behind Parker Realty in Mexico Beach.


Indian Pass Raw Bar- this place has
captured the market on "unique din-
ing". The Indian Pass Raw Bar serves
up the area's best oysters, steamed
shrimp, crab legs and variety of simi-
lar delectables. The semi-self service
restaurant offers great atmosphere
and charm (Not to mention Great
Food). This is a must while vacationing
in Paradise.
Check us out at www.indianpassrawbar.com
8391 C-30A,
South of Port St. Joe
850-227-1670
New Hours:
Tuesday Thursday: 12:00-8:00
Friday Saturday: 12:00-9:00
Beginning this Sunday, May
30th we will open at 1:00
pm and this schedule will
continue until Labor Day.


Coastal Grill


port st. joe, florida

Sunset Coastal Grill will be closed for a short
recess from January 9th thru January 18th.
Please join us on January 19th for dinner.


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Middle

School News


Report cards will go home
on Friday. January 14. If you
would like to schedule a par-
ent/teacher conference,
please call 227-3211. Parents
can also go online to view
your child's grades. See
t- n,1.\ Icil in the guidance
l like for a password.
School will not be held on
Monday, January 17, to
observe Martin Luther King
Jr. Day.
The school will partici-
pate in the "Take a Video
Home" program the week of
January 24. More details
later.
The Florida Writes will be
given to all 8th graders on
Tuesday, February 8.
The school Spelling Bee
will be held on Wednesday,
February 9, during 5th and
6th period.


Gulf Coast Community College


Holds Gang Awareness Seminar


Gulf Coast Community
College will host the Bay
County Gang Prevention Task
Force Conference on January
13 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(CST) and January 14, from
8:30 a.m. to 12 noon (CST), in
the Student Union East
Conference Center.
The Task Force has been
active in Bay County since
1994 and has provided
numerous training seminars
on gang awareness. The pur-
pose of the Task Force is to


educate the public, local
agencies, and community-
based organizations about
gangs, as well as foster an
awareness of local gang activ-
ity and promote prevention
efforts for the youth of Bay
County.
The event will feature
national, regional and local
presenters. Topics to be
addressed are as follows:
School Violence, Recognizing
Gang Member, M.A.D. Unit,
Bad Girls, Bad Girls, Watcha


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News Column
Faith Christian School


Report cards for the first
semester of the 2004-2005
school year at Faith Christian
went home today. It has been
a great beginning half of the
school year, and we are eager-
ly looking forward to the next
eighteen weeks.


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Last Friday students in
grades K5 three who sold
10 or more items during the
Christmas sales program
traveled to Chuck E. Cheese
in Panama City for a special
day away from school. FCS
appreciate all the parents and
teachers who accompanied
the excited students.
The. Parent Teacher
Fellowship group met this
past Monday evening to plan
activities for the coming
months. They will continue to
aid teachers by giving time
and energy to various activi-
ties and by supporting the
classes with Angel Funds.
FCS encourages all parents to
share their thoughts and to
help with the PTF. The next
meeting will be the second
Monday in February.
Tomorrow is "dress
down" day for Faith Christian
students, and there will be no
school Monday, January 17.
Teachers and staff will begin
a study on the Purpose
Driven Life Tuesday, January
18 at 4:00 p.m. Lori Beightol,
the Administrator, will lead
the study.
FCS emphasis for this
week is a part of Matthew
28:20, "Teaching them to
observe all things whatsoever
I have commanded you."


Gonna Do?
CEUs will be offered to
professionals in the educa-
tion, nursing, clinical social
work, marriage/family coun-
seling- and mental health
fields. The seminar also
meets the requirements for
Law Enforcement Man-datory
Retraining.
The cost of the confer-
ence is $50. Registration fees
include all conference materi-
als and continental break-
fasts. Space is limited to the
first 200 registrants.
Proceeds will be donated to
The Bay County Sheriffs
Wilderness Camp, The Boys
& Girls Club of Bay County
and the Panama City Beach
Explorers.
For additional informa-
tion, call Sherrie Whitley in
Gulf Coast Community
College's Lifelong Learning
Division at 872-3819.


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Raymond Burrows

Raymond Burrows Completes

Drill Sergeant School


Raymond E. Burrows, of
Highland View graduated
from Drill Sergeant school on
December 17, at Fort
Jackson in South Carolina.
He is the son of Raymond and
Carol Jean Burrows of Port


St. Joe.
Raymond has been in the
Army for 19 years and is cur-
rently assigned to Fort
Gordon in Georgia. He and
his wife, Terri have a son, and
daughter, Justin and Tiffanie.


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(850) 229-8211 (850) 227-1818


Yard Sale at Church of God

The Church of God (Pompano Street in
Highland View) is having a yard sale this
Saturday, 8:00 until. This is a benefit for
Robin Bailey Gerbert who is currently
undergoing cancer treatments at Shand's in
Gainesville.
If weather cancels, the yard sale will be
held same time next Saturday.

Bright Side Gospel Singers


at Philadelphia Primitive
Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church
will be sponsoring a gospel concert on
Sunday, January 23rd, at 5:00 p.m. featur-
ing The Bright Side Gospel Singers of
Tallahassee. This group is well known for
their foot-stomping, spirit-felt, down-home
style of singing.
Everyone is invited at no charge, howev-
er, an offering will be taken during the event.

Beach Baptist Dinner Menu
The menu for Beach Baptist Chapel's
Wednesday night supper for January 19th,
will be pork chops, mashed potatoes, stewed
tomatoes w/okra, 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 dona-
tion per plate is appreciated.
The church is located at 311 Columbus
Street, St. Joe Beach. Call 647-3950 to place
orders.
Everyone is welcome.

Expression of Thanks
The family of Charles Quaranta would
like to thank everyone who came to his
memorial service. Your flowers, cards, tele-
phone calls, food, monetary donations and
prayers were really appreciated.
Everyone was very caring and loving.
Our heartfelt thanks goes out to all of you.
May God bless you all.
Jean Quaranta and family.


Long
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Avenue Baptist Church
Touching Lives...
One Heart t A Time


S1601 Long Avenue Port St.Joe,FL
229-8691
A community of Worship, Work.
and Witness to the glory of God
Sunday Messages 1/16
AM: Strength For A New Life
PM: The Davinci Deception
Tsunami Terror...The world continues to
grieve over the lives lost as a result of the
earthquake & tsunami in Southeast Asia. The
number of lives lost is staggering. The mon-
umental task of providing relief is sobering.
The Southern Baptist Convention is
cooperating with others in providing relief.
The Florida Baptist Convention has donated
$150,000. You can give on-line at
www.imb.org. A brief video on response to
this tragedy can also be downloaded at
www.imb.org. James says, "Pure & unde-
filed religion is...to visit orphans & wid-
ows in their distress." God bless & "be
thankful in all things."
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
S WHERE BROKEN VESSELS ARE MADE NEW
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

J-,irst Baptist Churck\
102 THIRD STREET, PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Michael Rogers, Minister to Students
Sunday School .................................. 9:45 am
Morning Worship Service ......8:30 & 11:00 am
Disciple Training ...............................6:00 pm
Evening Worship ............................. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .............. 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM ......7:49 am ET
S"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"

you're Among friends at
Oak Grove ssemblyofaodM
David )i. fernandez. Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 Parsonage: 850-2296271
613 Madison Street 'ort St. Joe. F
Schedule ofServices
Sunday Wednesday
Sunday School 9:45am M.id teek Meal 5:00pm
Morning'Worship 10:45am Mid'Week Bible Study 6:15pm
Xids on the Move 10:45am Ministry In .ction 6:15pm
Cross Training Youth 6:15pm
Men's Ministry Mondav 6:30pm
Caddies Minlstry Tuesday- 7:00pm
Dynamic Praise ~t Worship Preaching the "Pure Word


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(850) 648-4400* 888.385-1844 50710th Street Port St. Joe Personal Injury pRealEstate 1000 Highway 98 (850) 227-1278
www.crystalsandsrealty.com (850) 229-8111 (850) 227-1159 Grooming Boarding Pet Supplies www.StarFL.com


SW Abe Springs Baptist Church
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Gospel Sing on Saturday
On Saturday, January 15th, gregation extend a warm invita-
at 6:00 p.m. CT there will be a tion to everyone.
gospel sing at Abe Springs The church is located at
Baptist Church. 13913 SW CR 275 in
Joyce Igo, from 'West
Virginia, will be the featured Blountstown.
singer along with local talent. For more information, call
Pastor Allen Pitts and con- 674-4376.



Love Sinners

by Billy Johnson
Abortion, murder, adultery, all of them are sin.
It's possible you know someone guilty of these, maybe even a
friend.
I wonder, are you forgiving, or do you tend to condemn?
Maybe if you haven't done any of these, you think you're better
than them.
Down through the years, at one time or another.
We've looked down on folk's for this, even a christian brother.
Take the woman caught in adultery, that the pharisees tried to
get Jesus to condemn.
I've often wondered what He wrote on the ground, it could hav.
been about them.
He also said the one without sin, could be the first to throw.
This is when they had a conscience attack, and they all had to


.-. Jesus didn't condemn the sinner, so why should we?
I i ,., i V We're just here to witness to the lost, Jesus will handle the judg-
-- i ing you see.
Johnathan and Ginger Bond Just think what a nice world this would be, if we loved each
other, like Jesus loves you and me.

"Young Harmony" to Perform at Living New Life Christian Center Holds "Word Explosion"
Wat s New Life Chris- would like to invite night "Word E plo-
Waters Assembly of God in Apalachicola tian Center Church everyone to a three sion" on January 19


Award winning group
"Young Harmony" of
Chattanooga, Tennessee will be
performing life changing music
as well as "Miracle Testimonies"
at Living Waters Assembly of
God in Apalachicola on Sunday,
January 16.
The group consists of
Johnathan and Ginger Bond.
They have received the "Duo of
the Year" award presented by the
Christian Country Music


l) FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
..' 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship
10:00 a.m. Sixteenth Street
Fellowship Time
10:45 a.m. /
Adult School
11:00 a.m. B p
*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
Sunday Bible Study: 10:00 am EST
S Sunday Worship: 11:00 am EST
Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00 pm
"WE WANT TO MAKE A
DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE"




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-10:00O
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 ... Portt. Joe
10:30 Sunday Morning Apalochico"lHwy 98Panama Cily
7:00 Wednesday Evening < >
Pastors Andrew
&
Cathy Rutherford Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates Family Life hurch
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net Wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)


Association.
The performance will begin
at 11:00 a.m. and again at 6:00
p.m. The church is located at
1580 Bluff Road, turn on 12th
Street from Highway 98 and con-
tinue for three miles.
Everyone is invited to attend
and admission is free.
For more information, call
(850) 653-3321 or (850) 653-
9231.


Card of Thanks
I would like to thank Angela Bouington
and Brenda Robershaw for giving me a sur-
prise 80th birthday party last month at the
Nazarene Church.
I would like to thank all my friends who
helped me celebrate my birthday and for
making it very special. I enjoyed all the food,
flowers and thoughtful gifts.
Sincerely, Bea Hewett


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 Schoo: 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

'f .L4, "A Reformed Voice
Sin the Community"

Sy Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor,
Sunday School ........................ 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Fellowship .................... 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service .......... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service .............6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Night (Bay St. Joseph) .. 6:30 p.m.
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship ....6:00 p.m.
801 201h Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Faith Christian School

"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
Romans 16:16
The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
(1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road)
(850) 639-5401
Sunday Bible Study: 9:00 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship: 10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00 p.m. CT

t 4 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 Provided for All Services!
Reverend Chris Biship


- 21. The nightly ser-
vices will begin at
7:00 p.m.
Apostle &
Prophetess Wooten.
from Marianna, will
be the featured guest
speakers.
Go out and enjoy
a great time of prais-
ing the Lord.


TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN
ST. JAMES
/EPISCOPAL CHURCH
80"22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
The Rev. Joseph A. Hagberg, Rector
SChristmas 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

^ FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution and 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 Youth Ministries
Deborah Loyless
Director of Children Ministris


Jesus is Lord an He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:

P*ial6na plftt aptist (ilprd4
Z ,382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 6:00 p.m.
SMike Westbrook, Discipleship Training 5:00 p.m.
Pastor Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.


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

S 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 isgood: blessed is th m t t m hat trusteth in
Him.' Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725
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C14URC14I NEWS/







-"Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years The Star, Port St. Joe, FL e Thursday, January 13, 2005 e 7B


.Father Lambert Celebrates 25 Years in the Priesthood
Our Lady of Guadalupe in honor of his anniversary, think of no other accom-
: Catholic Church, Mexico He was joined by Fr. Antoni plishment greater than that
S'Beach, and 'many friends S. Bury, S. Ch, from St. in my life." He concluded by
joined together Wednesday Francis of Assisi Parrish in asking for prayers for his
night, January 5th, to honor Blountstown, and Fr. continued ministry.
-i "Rev. James Lambert on his Benedict Klucinec, from St. Special family guests
'" 'S ". 25th anniversary of ordina- Dominic's Parish in Panama from Pensacola included Fr.
i .., .. tion to the priesthood. Fr. City, in celebrating the Mass. Lambert's sister, Margaret
ii Lambert was ordained by Members of the Knights of Gantt, and niece, Jo Gantt.
...... J- then Bishop Rene Gracida in Columbus formed an escort Fr. Lambert's mother was
._ I--a 1980 and joined the Diocese for the priests as they pro- unable to attend due to ill-
4i 1tP 4 - of Pensacola-Tallahassee, ceeded to and from the alter, ness. Other friends of Fr.
serving in such parishes as Fr. Lambert's niece, Jo Lambert came from sur-
B .ff. a*' st. Bernadette in Panama Gantt, served as Lector. rounding parishes to join in
S.! City Beach'and Our Lady of Special music accompani- the festivities.
-X: :"I I I i- Victory in Crestview. He was ment was provided by The Alter Society of Our
assigned to Our Lady of church organist, Connie Lady of Guadalupe provided
SGuadalupe 14 years ago and Risinger, who lent her lilting a special, catered roast beef
Shas remained there ever soprano to the responses. banquet to round out the
S- i S::i l ;r Isince. In his sermon, Fr. event. Fr. Bury gave the
S" Fr. Lambert has over- Lambert humbly apologized blessing prior to the meal
seen many improvements at to anyone he might have and later spoke about how
Guadalupe over the years. offended during his 25 years Fr. Lambert had been such a
"" ; These include the purchase of service to the Lord and supportive priest.
S- of a fine organ to compliment asked their forgiveness for The extent of the cele-
8 the music ministry, the con- any failings. He further stat- bration surprised Fr.
--I struction and expansion of ed that he could find no Lambert. "I didn't really want
S- the parking lot with exten- greater accomplishment in all this fuss," he said, "but
sive landscaping, and minis- his life, than to have been
..... : i! ] tering to an ever increasing ordained a priest. '"The high- now! Well, I really am grate
.. Catholic presence in Mexico est thing is to offer the ful to everyone and many
S- : Beach. Sacrifice of the Mass in thanks to all who came to
S, -- i : Fr. Lambert offered a remembrance of Christ's Gift celebrate with me."
Pictured from left to right Margaret Gantt, sister, Father Lambert and Jo Gantt, niece, special Mass of Thanksgiving to us," he observed. "I can



John R. Copko Friendship Library Associa- active in the American cousins, family and friends. a member of Central Baptist
ohn R. Copko tion, Women's Club of Legion Association. The family may be con-, Church in Gardendale. 2232 St. Andrews Blvd.
John R. Copko Si, 81, of Wewahitchka, and St. John's William became an avid tacted at PO Box 6744, He is survived by his wife p
Mexico Beach, formerly from Episcopal Church in chess player and traveled Brandon, 33594. Interment of 53 years, Fay Morris Panama CityFL
oHarrisburg, Pennsylvania Wewahitchka where she from Los Angeles to was at veterans', Florida Carden, sons Byron Carden
passed away Friday January served on the Altar Guild and Philadelphia and across the National Cemetery, (Connie) of Kimberly, AL and 769-5348
7, at the University of as a Lay Reader. She also United States teaching oth- Bushnell. George Carden (Kathi) of
-Alabama Medical Center. loved golf and had served as ers the game of chess. He Minneapolis, MN; grandchil-
John was a resident of a scorer on the PGA Tour in was featured on Oprah W L. (Luther) dren Art Carden (Shannon)
-MVIexico Beach for'the past 20 'South Florida. Winfrey, teaching chess to of St. Louis, MO; Betsy
years. He served in the U. S. Survivors include her children in his community. arden Carden of Sao Paulo Brazil
,AirForce, was past president husband, Sid Cudebec of He was a very competitive Jenny-Lyn Carden o
"of the Craftman Club and Wewahitchka; her children, chess player and successful- W. L. (Luther) Carden of Kimberly, rl o Po Top Quality, Nameny
retired vice president of Sonja Contois of Nashville, ly participated in numerous Gardendale, AL passed away Carden (Marla) of Port Top Qualitn, Name
North Carolina, SidneyS. Huron, MI; along with three Brand Hearing Aids
Connelly and Ench Printing North Carolina, Sidney S. chess tournaments. Wednesday, January 5, after Hreat- grandchildren. The
t-ompany in Lemo\ne Cudebec, Jr. of Bowling William leaves endearing an extended illness. He was
.Pennsylvania. Brook, Illinois, and Kim memories to be cherished by born in Port St. Joe, on June memorial service was held Satisfaction Guaranteed
John was a loving father Cudebec of Johnson City, his loving and caring mother, 22, 1929, where he grew up. FMra'sy, Jua 7,/alt Monthly Service Center
.and grandfather, an avid Tennessee; five. grandchil- Effie Godwin Crawley; two He was a graduate of Howard Mvith burial at Moncrief
'golfer and. fisherman, a dren; and one sister, Janet sisters, Pamela Leslie and College (now Samford Cemete in Gardendale. Dr Sr. Citizens Center, PSJ
member of St. Joseph Bay Hampton of Greensboro, husband, Jack of Tampa, University) and/ from Harold McClendon and Dr. I st Thursday of each month
-,Country Club, and the VFW North Carolina. and Dorothy Elisabeth Southern Baptist Theological Ronald Wilson officiated.
Post 9639, he also enjoyed A memorial service was Crawley, of Tampa; one Seminary in Louisville, KY. onald son ociate
woodworking, held on January 6th at St. uncle, Henry Godwin, of He was pastor of churches in
I1; John was preceded in John's Episcopal Church in Texarkana, Texas; two Indiana and Tennessee, and ROSS E TUCKER CLU
death by his wife. Lois Stipe Wewahitchka with the Rev. aunts, Earnestine Davidson, was pastor of First Baptist T D
Copko. Jerry Huft officiating. of Moss Point, Mississippi Church in Hartselle, AL for REGISTERED HEALTH UNDERWRITR
He is survived by his Those who wish may d Lulu Robinson and hus- nearly 20 years. He retired a TUCKER LIFE-HEALTH
companion, Dorothy Weis- make donations to St. John's and -.u.b.anltir
companion, Dorothy Weis- m oae dona hons B dng band, Norman, of Atlanta, from Lifeway Christian T ANNUI T H
se(Buzz) Cnberger;opko, hiofs children, SuJohn Epicopostal Church Buld Georgia four nephews, Resources i Nashville, TN in INSURANCE & ANNUITY, INC.
euzkz) f Ohio usan d oWewahitchka, FL 32465) in.Michael II, Myron, Mikel, 1989 where he was editor of850-9262200 OR 800-226-700
Derk Deborah Forsyth and ewahitchkauinton, and Kevin; three what is now the Explore the 850-9262200 OR 800-226-7005
;TPaul Michael Copko of Mrs. Cudebec's memory. nieces, Patrice, Precious and Bible Series. He moved to RETUCKER51@NETZERO.COM
Pennsylvania; his sisters, All services were un Emory, and a host of Gardendale, in 2004. He was d ll
Terri Kellenberger of the direction of thea host of Gardendale, in 2004. He was
Pennsylvania and Rosalind Comforter Funeral Home,
Ross; 12 grandchildren; and Wewahitchka Branch PUBLIC HEARING PUBLIC NOTICE
three great-grandchildren. Chapel.
t Arrangements are Black's Island
incomplete at this time. W illiam L.
Memorial services winnsylvania be A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning
held in Pennsylvania at a Coney W right The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners .
later date. a Pbi H ,/ and Development Review Board (PDRB) meet-
Mr. William L. Coney will hold a Public Hearing for the following:
iBetty Cudebec Wright, passed away on ing on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at 10:00
December 8,.at James Haley, ET ar
Betty Cudebec of Veterans'Hospital in Tampa. AN. ORDINANCE AMENDING THE a.m. EST, and at the Board of County
.,Wewahitchka, peacefully Coney Wright was born GULF COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday,
I departed this life on January in Port St. Joe. and attended
13. Betty was a native of school in Gulf County. He PLAN THROUGH THE ADDITION OF January 25, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Both
'Knoxville, Pennsylvania and later moved to West Palm POLICY 1.1.11 TO THE COASTAL public hearings will be held in the BOCC
was married to Sid Cudebec Beach where he excelled inpublic hearings wi be held in the
,!for 66 years. During that football, marching and sym- MANAGEMENT ELEMENT SPECIFI- Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore
::i time, they traveled;to many phonic band and graduated CALLY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A I .*r -u r r
places from New York to from Twin Lakes High School AAdministration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin
: Saudi Arabia to Florida. -in 1975. He attended Florida BLACK'S ISLAND, PROVIDING FOR S Bld, t o, 1 lor=1 a. The rblic her
.' The love Betty gave A&M University and then REPEAL OF ORDINANCE IN CON-.
touched the hearts of many went on to enlist in the ings will be to discuss and act on the following:
I as she worked tirelessly with United States Naval Service. FLICT THEREWITH, PROVIDING FOR
'the Braille Foundation as a After his active duty time in SEVERABLITY AND PROVIDING FOR
certified Braille transcriber, service, he was honorably .rCMIl I .I ium rw
^-he American Red Cross, discharged Williamwas very AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Preliminary Plat Approval Plantation
:i H Palms St. Joseph Living, Inc. Parcel ID
,^ BThe Gulf County Board of County Commissioners #03083-020R- 6.50 acres in Section 30,
S* "y (BOCC) will consider adopting an ordinance Township 8 South, 10 West, Gulf County,
J :: .. .^H amending the Gulf County Comprehensive Plan Florida a maximum 21 unit development
Coldwell Banker Forgotten Coast Realty specifically for the Black's Island Development subject to all development regulations
*'.'"-"".( in excellent condition. Your Project.
.r, .-real estate agent provides tips Oec. required by Gulf County.
^a? .' '. to make your home stand out.
,J :^-^ i ^ ,: You must also price your
F'1 y,ff,,- home fairly. That means it The Public Hearing will be held by the Board of
WayneRowlett, Realtor must be at, or sometimes d The public is encouraged to attend and be
below, fair market value. Your County Commissioners (BOCC) on Tuesday, i r j
THEI RECIPE FOR SUCCESS! agent researches local market January 25, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. EST. The public heard on these matters. The ordinance can be
Have you ever noticed the at the right price. hearing will be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at viewed prior to the meeting at the Clerk of the
racks hand stacks pof colorful expoThe third ingredients our the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, Court Office in the Gulf County Court House at
the chkot lane of yourtgro- went's shallen If you offer a 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. 1000 Costin Blvd. or the Planning and Building
SKnown as "impulse" displays, the right price, you may expect Department at 1000 Costin Blvd., Room 301.
They catch your attention, an aggressive marketing plan,
Making you consider one last targeting all potential buyers, The documentation and related amendments may
didof mechandsin wok aget who bring therebyer be viewed by the public at the Gulf County Building Ruterr [ L -
Because it grabs your attention Ask your agent about mer- and Planning Department from 8:00 AM to 5:00 __
when you literally have your chandising your home. It real- i- 1
money in your hand. ly makes a difference. PM Eastern, Monday through Friday. -
Merchandising is impor- g
tant in real estate, too. When ************************* -
i selling your ho me choose an All interested parties are encouraged to appear at J u W 1=
concept, and demonstrates a T n a os ? Caor a the meeting to be heard regarding the considera- -
-homes by positioning them Rowlett of Coldwell Banker tion of amendments to the comprehensive plan, "
favorably in the eyes of Forgotten Coast Realty. 4288
ospective buyers. Cape San Blas Rd. Port St Joe, and the conditions and obligations for a DRI devel- z
Three ingredients produce FL 32456. (850)227-00..
successful merchandising: 1) wr@gtcom.net www. opment order.
an attractive product, 2) the Captwayne.net
right price, and 3) exposure to
buyers. First, you must offer I get by with a little help from
an attractive product a home my friends. January 13, 2005 Publish January 13, 2P05
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North Florida Doll Show and Sale, January 22


The North Florida Doll
Show and Sale will be
Saturday, January 22nd, at
9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CT,
Holiday Inn Select, 2001 N.


Cove Blvd., Panama City,
Highway 77 across from the
Panama City mall.
There will be over 60
tables, door prizes will be


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awarded every 15 minutes,
and Cynthia Orgeron, a cer-
tified doll appraiser, will be
on site. Bring a childhood
doll or toys and have them

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appraised for $3.00 per item.
There will also be a raffle
table, and donation table
with all proceeds benefiting
the United Cerebral Palsy.
The show is sponsored
by J & M Doll Castle and The


Doll and Bear Study Group
which meets the fourth
Sunday of each month.
Donations of dolls, bears or
toys will be accepted until
the deadline of January
22nd. Call Laverne Ramsey


at 227-1370 or 871-3800 for
more information or to make
a donation.
For ten years The Doll
and Bear Study Group has
donated $20,000 to United
Cerebral Palsy.


Gayle Scarborough Receives Promotion at Bay St. Joseph Care Center


Here is a collection of dolls and bears that can be seen at the show.


Bay St. Joseph Care &
Rehabilitation Center is very
happy to welcome back
Gayle Scarborough. Gayle
exceeded at her position as
Rehabilitation Service
Manager at Bay St. Joe and
was promoted to a Regional
position. After a year and a
half, Gayle relinquished that
position to follow her heart
and provide "hands on" ser-
vices to the residents at Bay
St. Joseph Care &
Rehabilitation Center.
Gayle's ten years of
experience in therapy will
continue to make the in-
house therapy department
increasingly progressive. The


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 JamesL. Ward, Jr. Parcel ID #03976-510R .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 #03451-000R 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, Tovnship 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 #06268-251 R & 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 #03499-001R & 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 #03501-21 OR 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 can be viewed at the Planning and Building
Department at 1000 Costin Blvd., Room 301.


Publish January 6 & 13, 2005
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therapy department consists
of a Physical Therapist,
Occupational Therapist and
a Physical Therapy Assis-
tant. BSJCC is currently
looking for a Speech
Therapist and a Certified
Occupational Therapy Assis-
tant to round out the therapy
department.
Gayle stated, "her focus
for her department is to have
residents achieve their high-


est possible level of function
and to maintain that level
through restorative therapy
when needed." She will also
be implementing home eval-
uations prior to residents
discharging to help ensure
their safety.
Bay St. Joseph Care &
Rehabilitation Center is a
great facility and with Gayle,
her staff and her fresh
approach, will be even better.


Carl White, Jr. Receives 2nd Degree


Carl White Jr. received a
Master's Degree in
Educational Leadership from
Augusta State University on
. December 11. As a Special
Education Coordinator in
South Carolina, he previous-
ly obtained a Master's Plus
30 hours certification in


school guidance.
White is a 1987 honor
graduate of Port St. Joe High
and a 1991 graduate of Troy
State University and is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl
White Sr. of Port St. Joe.
White and wife, Angie
have two daughters.


ST. GEORGE PLANTATION
BAYFRONT HOUSE
Unique 3 bedroom, 31/2 bath. Dock plus 2 boat
lifts. Sweeping view of Apalachicola Bay
........ ..;:; ....... ..; ................... ............ $945,000
Call Gordon Adkins, Anchor Realty & Mortgage Co.
59 Market Street, Apalachicola, Fl. 32320
Office: 850-653-3300 Cell: 850-899-1456



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:


AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
THE GULF COUNTY COMPRE-
HENSIVE PLAN THROUGH THE
ADDITION OF POLICY 1.1.11
TO THE COASTAL MANAGE-
MENT ELEMENT SPECIFICALLY
FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF
BLACK'S ISLAND, PROVIDING
FOR REPEAL OF ORDINANCE IN
CONFLICT THEREWITH, PROVID-
ING FOR SEVERABLITY AND
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.


The public is encouraged to attend and be
heard on these matters. The ordinance can
be viewed prior to the meeting at the Clerk of
the Court Office in the Gulf County Court
House at 1000 Costin Blvd. or the Planning
and Building Department at 1000 Costin
Blvd., Room 301.


Publish January 13, 2005
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APPLIANCES
Frigidaire chest freez-
er, 60"X 27"X 35" 20
cubic ft. $200. 229-
6884. ltpl/13
AUCTIONS
AUCTION!
Every Friday Night at 7
pm Eastern. Great
Auctions Weekly. Often
Including Estates &
containers from over-
seas. Selling it all
FASTI 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, $1,500
-.B-.- Christmas
Special $999. Call
229-6807, leave name
and number, tfcl 1/4
Classic 1992 gray
Chev. Caprice for sale.
Pls. call 227-1206.2tpl/6
1994 Chev. Z-71, regu-
lar cab, good cond.
158,000 miles, asking
$6,000. Call 850-227-
5164. or 850-229-
8135. 2tpl/6
1992 Z 71, Chevy reg.
cab, 183K mi. power
everything, cruise.
Good shape. Got to see
it. Asking $4,500. 850-
227-8403. 2tpl/13
9,ATINQ
2002 Seadoo jet ski, 3
sweater, GTX, 4 tec, 4
stroke engine, less
than 50 hrs. 2 lifejack-
ets & aluminum Triton,
trailer. $5,800. 762-
4644. 4tp12/23
2002 Lund 16 ft. 8"
w/console, 60 hp; 4 cy.
fuel inject., Suzuki,
trailer, ladder, cover,
Sony AM/FM stereo
radio, Horizon ship to
shore, boat bumpers,
sea anchor, Eagle fish
& depth finder.
Approx.. 25 30 hrs.
Ex. cond. $9,400. 648-
8765. 2tpl/13
2004 Key Largo, 19'. T-
Top, ss prop, duel bat-
teries, all electronics
and access. 125 Mere.
$13,000. 509-9902.
4tpl/13


BUSINESS FOR SALE
For Sale by Owner
Est. gift/jewelry busi-
ness. New metal roof,
new A/C unit. Will sell
as is or building only.
Call 227-9440. tfc9/30
Health Food Store.
Est. business in dyam-
ic PSJ. Employees
aware of sale and
desire to stay. Great
opportunity. Bldg.
leased. Price to sell.
Call Ben Clayton,
CCIM, Coldwell Banker
Forgotten Coast
Realty, 850-648-1010
or cell 850-251-5660.
3tpl/13

FORAI RNT
1000 sq. ft. storage
space for lease.
Located in enterprise
zone. $550/mo. Please
call 229-9125. tfc8/5
Long term rentals
available 3 4 bedroom
homes, ranging from
$750 $1200 a month.
Call Parker Realty .@
648-5777. tfcl2/16
Lg. 3 BR/2 BA house,
big yard w/garage. 417
Iola St. Call 227-7800.
ltcl/13
3 BR house, recently
renovated, Ig. yard
w/storage sheds. 432
Iola St. Call 227-7800.
ltcl/13
House for rent
$850/mo. 2 BR/1 BA,
1302 Palm Blvd. PSJ,
washer/dryer. Call
227-5152. 4tcl/13
New house for rent: CR
30, 2 BR/ 2 1/2 BA,
New and fully fur-
nished with designer
furniture, screened
porch with upper deck
with a great view of the
bay. Minimum 6 mo.
lease required. No
pets. $1125 a mo. plus
utilities. Call 850-229-
7799. 4tcl/13


Retail Space
Port City
Shopping Center -
3000 sq. ft. shop.
Call George at
229-6031.
tfclo0/21


FOR RENT
Office Space: Executive
offices located at
Simmons Bayou.
Private entrance. Ex.
location for all Cape &
Indian Pass traffic.
$655 plus tax includes
all utilities except tele-
phone, cable wired for
DSL. Call 850-229-
7799 for more info.4,,t/3
3 BR/2 BA house for
rent just over 1 block
from beach, 5 yrs. new.
Refrig, dishwasher,
W/D hookup, 224
DeSoto Ave., St. Joe
Beach. $950/mo. plus
utilities (long term
rental). Avail. 2/1. Call
J.D. @ 678-358-5239.
2tpl/13
Mex. Bch townhouse 2
BR/2 BA with yard on
canal and covered boat
lift. $1400/mo. avail-
able March 1. 229-
9353. tfcl/13
Office Space: Ex. space
for a satellite office to
be located on busy CR
30 in Simmons Bayou.
All amenities included,
except phone service.
Multi-line phone sys-
tem is already in place.
$300 plus tax. Call
850-229-7799 for more
information. 4tcl/13
For lease Warehouse
units, 1250 sq. ft.
w/offlce/BA, 12 X 12
roll up door, 2 avail,
location Jones
Homestead. $600/mo.
+ dep. and 1 yr. lease.
850-647-2715 after 6
p.m. 4tpl/13
Upscale bayfront 3/3.5
@ Simmons Bayou.
Secluded yet close to
town, furn. to the max.
Great mo. or long term
rental. Stay here while
building your dream
home. Will consider
renting unfurn.
$2,000/mo. plus dep.
Can be purchased for
$549,000 furn. Call
899-8810. 3tpl/13,


MINI STORAGE
otWrned A. Str, Port St.J., f
229-6200 Office
814-7400 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours


CLASSIFIED ADS


FOR RENT
House for lease, 6 mo.
$750/mo. 3 BR/1 BA,
Hunters Circle. Will
need application. 899-
8757. 2tpl/6
Apartments/Homes
for Rent: 1 3 bedroom
apt/duplexes/homes
for rent in Mexico
Beach. Furn. &
unfurn. Call Parker
Realty at 850-648-
5777 for more info. stu/
UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 BR. house,
stove & refrig. cen.
h&a. screen porch.
carport & laundry rm.
* Large 2 BR apt. stove
& refrig., washer/dryer
hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 BR
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-
er/dryer hook-up.
One bedroom apart-
ment, washer/ dryer
hookup. Call 229-6777
after 7 PM. tfc5/1
2 BR apt. for rent,
close to town, Dogwood
Terrace Apts. 808
Woodward Ave., PSJ.
Call 227-7800.1tcl/13
Leasing Opportunity
Retail space for lease
in West End Harbor in
Mex. Bch. Avail. spring
'06. Multiple spaces
avail. 900 1800 sq. ft.
Call Chrystina 850-
648-8900 for details.
tfcl/13
In Wewa, 2 BR mobile
home in small park,
$300/mo. + $300 sec.
dep. 639-5721. 2tcl/13
3 BR/2 BA house for
rent just over 1 block
from beach, 5 yrs. new.
Refrig, dishwasher,
W/D hookup, 224
DeSoto Ave., St. Joe
Beach. $950/mb. plus
utilities (long term
rental). Avail. 2/1. Call
J.D. @ 678-358-5239.
2tpl/13


Used furniture for
sale. Johnnie's Trim
Shop, 310 4th St.,
PSJ tfc5/1


FURNITURE
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
White wash large
dresser with oval mir-
ror, tall 3 shelve stor-
age unit. 227-1200,
can Ive mess. before 5.
ltpl/13
Electric recliner/boost-
er for elderly, very
comfortable. Less than
half price @ $450. Call
after 5 p.m. 850-229-
8469. ltpl/13
Queen sleeper sofa,
excellent cond., Lazy
Boy recliner, exc.
cond., stereo w/2
speaker, plays AM &
FM tapes & CDs, 1
mirror (unframed),
beautiful triple dresser,
5 drawer chest & night
stand, solid oak. Call
227-1992. ltpl/13
Kitchen island/desk
$175, small white
antique china cabinet
$150, cedar chest $40.
229-6907 or 527-
6186. ltpl/13
Moving, must sell 2
recliners $100 each. 2
unfinished end tables
$60 both. Q size bdrm
suite, rattan wicker, 8
pieces, total $300 obo.
All in good cond. Mex
Bch, call 850-215-
4428. ltpl/13
GARAGE SALES
Backyard sale Sat.
1/15/05. 8:00 to ?
1110 Garrison Ave.
Rain cancels. ltpl/13

Reeves f
Furniture & Refriilrng ,
234 Reid Ave,. *2219634
Tempur-pedic Beds
Oreck Vacuums

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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2005 9B


GARAGE SALES
208 Gautier
Memorial Lane
Sat. Jan. 15, 8 12.
Lots of new women's
clothing & other
misc. items. ltcl/13

Yard Sale Sat. 8 ? The
Church of God,
Pompano St. Highland
View. This is a benefit
yard sale for Robin
Bailey Gerbert who is
currently undergoing
cancer treatments. If
weather cancels, the
yard sale will be held
same time next Sat.
ltcl/13

UTE'" WMNThP
Part-time cashier
weekends. Call Patricia
Cape Trade Post. 229-
8775. tfc12/9
Permanent position-
Loan servicing/assis-
tant to manager, col-
lection experience nec-
essary. 25 35 hours
weekly. Flexible sched-
ule and good starting
pay. Performance/
wage review after 90
days. 227-9292. 2tcl/6
Toucans now hiring all
positions full & part
time. Call 648-4301 or
227-8744. 2tcl/13
Jerry's Framing Crew
now hiring exp.carpen-
ters. Must have valid
FL DL and transporta-
tion. Call for interview.
647-3510, 227-6543
227-8259 4tcl/6
Painter Wanted: 5 yrs.
experience, depend-
able, own transporta-
tion. Must be able to
prep & finish paint.
527-7807. ltpl/13
Experienced cook and
waitstaff wanted for
Caroline's Riverfront
Dining & Boss Oyster.
Please apply in person:
123 Water Street,
Apalachicola. tfc5/1
Child care needed for
2 daughters after
school and all day for
spring & summer
breaks. Please call
227-5546. ltpl/13


1IELP WANTED
Electrician helpers
needed. Call 850-827-
2429. ltcl/13
DRIVER TRAINEES
NEEDED NOW AT
WERNERI No experi-
ence required. Earn
$700+ per week first
year with great bene-
fits. Accelerated CDL
training program can
have you a job ready in
3 weeks. Get yourself a
solid new career. CALL
TODAYI 1-800-709-
7364. 4tcl/6
Now hiring truck dri-
vers. Must have class
A or B CDL, clean dri-
ving record, depend-
able transportation.
850-674-8664. 2tpl/13
Golf course mainte-
nance help wanted.
Apply in person at St.
Joseph's Bay C C. trc/sf
AC duct installers
needed please call GW
Service 229-9125. trs5/i
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
S220 9th St.
Port St. Joe, FL
32456
850-229-8244
fax 850-229-7129
4tc12/30


HELP WANTED
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


Building Material
Sales
Now accepting appli-
cations and resumes
for a professional
outside salesperson
to cover Franklin
County. Building
material sales or
related experience
required. Excellent
pay and benefits.
Apply in person to:
Bayside Lumber &
Building Supply
516 First St.
Port St. Joe, FL
No phone calls
please. 2tcl/13

District Manager
Florida Freedom has
recently acquired
newspapers in the
Carrabelle, Apalach-
icola, Eastpoint, and
St. Joe areas.
We are now seeking a
self-starter who can
manage all delivery
functions, train car-
riers, expand our
market, and handle
necessary paper-
work. Individual
must be able to com-
municate effectively,
be able to work a
flexible schedule,
and have reliable
transportation. The
right individual may
also be assisting The
News Herald's dis-
trict supervisor in
Panama City.
Florida Freedom
offers competitive
wages, the opportu-
nity for advance-
ment, and a great
benefit package.
Email resumes to
pcoleman@pcnh.com
or mail to:
The News Herald
PO Box 2060
Panama City, Fl 32402
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ROOFING 3,000 sq. ft. DRIESBACH CLEANERS Bookkeeping Service
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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
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YourTotal lrfgatlo, installation B ,
Landscaping


Installation
System & Pump Repair
Decks & Walkways
Free Estimates
15 Years Experience


Port St. Joe, lorida
Darron Wilder
(850) 227-9477
Cell 596-6080
tfcl/6


RESIDENTIAL 827-2339
& MOBILE 227-5952
SM. COMMERCIAL

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Mize Plumbing, Glass & Supply, Inc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #CF-C057220,
RG051008, ER0011618
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885

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Gulf County and Mexico Beach



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


Lic. & Ins. CPO 32-148993


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MILLER *
HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING
227-3319 639-3319
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
SALES-SERVICE-REPLACEMENTS
WHEN QUALITY COUNTS!
Service All 515 4th St. Port St. Joe 32456
Brands Owners Jason Miller & Michael Miller |1 A -
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GULF DIESEL SERVICE
Diesel Engine Repair
Phone .-8_Mobile

850 10!! 850

229-8651 227-8024


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SService & Antennas
6331GapiiAvPMt&.lS.Ic, RL3245S 6 j
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gCell (850) 899-1061

* Residential 'Custom Wood
* Commercial 'Industrial
A & R Fence
Feaci9 o and Coarcete Wrk
Albert Fleischann FREE Esimales
EIN#593115646 (8SO) 47-4047


& Tractor Service


Bush Hogging, Backhoe Service & More
John & C.L. Smith
Phone 850-227-1639
Cell 850-227-5573


B Computer and Network Solutions

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



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Drywall, Painting, Carpentry &

HIR1CLE CLKRcIET CLT InIH
No Job Too Small! Free Estimates!
CHARLES
Office (850) 647-1698
Cell (850) 227-4248


CARPENTRY

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

850-545-1126 4tp12/30


NATIONAL SHUfITRS, INC

Show Room Loated at St. Joe Airport

Buy Direct From

Manufacturer And Save

*Rolling Shutters
*Clear Panels
*Bahama Accordion Shutters




cA 850427I4200'H


Bielser Flooring, Inc.
Hardwood Floors

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Professional Installation
Finish & Refinlshing


Chad Blelser
phone (850) 647-1636


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

Free Estimates Established 1991

TLC Lawn Service

"Every yard needs a little TLC"

229-6435


Mowing
Trimming, Fertilizing


Sprinkler Systems
Installed & Repaired


Painting
Interior-Exterior
Pressure Cleaning
Stucco Repair


Painting & Stucco by DeGraff

Tim DeGraff, Owner

Office: 850-827-4200 Cell: 850-227-5424
Quality Stucco Work 8tc2/9


AMERICA SCRaE


* Screen Rooms


*Carports


* Aluminum Railing Florida Rooms

Pool Enclosures


227-3628
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AMERICA'S MINI STORAGE

& OFFICE COMPLEX
Climate Controlled Mini Storage
Covered RV & Boat Storage
Contractors Office &
SnStorage Complex
Retail Space Available
Will Build To Suit

Pre-Leasing Info


1 Cell: 478-451-7761
rF Local: 850-229-8014
Pager: 706-484-9556
St. Joe Commerce Park 147 Commerce Drive Port St. Joe, FL 32456
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Established 1938 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67 years


HWljP WANTED
Construction: Various
positions with various
pay. Daily & wkly work
available. Painter help-
ers pay $7.00/hr.
Previous exp. pre-
ferred, not a must.
Interested applicants
please apply in person
at Labor Finders 218
Reid Ave., PSJ FL.2tci/13
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
Seeking Equipment
Operators & Truck
Drivers. Applicants
must have valid FL dri-
vers license. Apply at
C.W. Roberts Con-
tracting, Inc., PO Box
188, Hosford, FL
32334. 850-379-8116.
tfc5/1
Receptionist/Reserva
tionist Computer &
public relations experi-
ence required. Some
weekend duty. Call
Parker Realty @ 850-
648-5777 or fax
resumes to 850-648-
5779. tfcl2/16


HELP WAITED
Part time help needed
@ local gym, includes
free gym membership.
Flexible hours. Apply
in person. 2775 Gar-
rison Ave. 2tcl/6
Bus Driver Training
The Gulf County
School Board has
immediate openings
for substitute bus dri-
vers. A bus driver
training class will be
offered beginning
Mon., Feb. 7 at 6 pm,
ET at the Adult School
in Port St. Joe. Train-
ing will consist of 40
total hrs. including 20
hrs. in the classroom
and 20 hrs. on a bus.
Training is free if an
applicant drives a bus
for the Gulf County
School Board. All other
applicants for bus dri-
ver training must pay a
$52.00 fee. All appli-
cants must be finger-
printed, take a bus dri-
ver physical, and be
drug tested before
being approved by the
School Board as a dri-
ver. All licensed drivers
for the Gulf County
School Board are eligi-
ble for any full time
positions that come
available. If interested
or want more info., call
Carolyn at the Gulf
County Adult School at
227-1744. 4tcl/13


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

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-Construction Crew Laborers


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1555 South Boulevard / Chipley, FL
850.638.0429 cs
tfc5/1


HElP WANTED
Director of Music
First United Methodist
Church-PSJ seeks
qualified candidates to
prepare, direct, and
lead Christian music
for all age-groups,
including youth and
adult choirs, prepare
and develop special
music programs for
special occasions and
needs, and conduct a
music ministry at the
direction of the Pastor,
to whom this position
reports. Position is full
or part-time, and flexi-
ble schedules are a
possibility based on
individual require-
ments. Background in
Christian music essen-
tial, education in a
related field a strong
plus. Salary and bene-
fits negotiable based
on history and sched-
ule. Please apply in
writing stating all prior
work experience,
salary requirements
and availability, and
include at least three
work-related refer-
ences. Applications
should be mailed to:
SPR Committee, 402
Reid Ave., PSJ, FL.
32456. No phone calls
please. 2tpl/6
Professional wanted
part or full time five
days a week, experi-
ence with QuickBooks
and general office
experience. Salary neg.
based on expertise.
Must have ability to
work with public.
Contact Gulf to Bay
229-7799.4tcl/6

MISKELLANEQV$
1 carat diamond soli-
taire ring. Appraised @
$8,200, asking $7,000.
639-5430. 4tp12/23
HEATERS Space
heaters for sale 670-
1100 www.Heater
Shop.com 10tc11/25
HEATERS Oil filled
radiators for sale 670-
1100 www.Heater
Shop.com 1tc11/25
HEATERS Propane and
natural gas space
heaters for sale 670-
1100 www.Heater
Shop.com o1tcl1/25
2003 cargo trailer, 7 X
14, exc. shape. $3200
obo. 639-5721. 2taid/s
Onan generator, 2.5
KW 110. Needs work.
$100. 827-2510. 2tpl/13


MISCELLANEOUS
Very nice plus size
clothing. Call 648-
4291. 2tpl/6
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

MOBILE HOMES
Free mobile home.
Would make good
home or storage.
Doesn't leak, minimum
repairs needed. Must
be moved real soon.
Call Mary at 229-8163.
Itpl/13
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. 648-9080.2tpl2/3o

4AI ESTATE
St. Joe Beach,
Magnolia Bluff Sub. 4
blocks to beach, nice
bldg. lot, underground
utilities, street lighting,
brick paved entryway,
$190,000. Joan Love-
lace, Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty 800-
239-4959, Local 527-
2560. tfcl0/21


REAL ESTATE
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
Port St. Joe 283
Charles Ave. White
City, Nice home with 3
Ige bdrms, private
location with mature
trees on corner lot,
fenced backyard, car-
port, large deck for
cooking out, Don't
miss this onel
$125,000 Joan Love-
lace (local 527-2560)
Mexico Beach Harmon
Realty 800-239-4959
tfc5/1
Downtown Wewa 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
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
2 lots for sale in PSJ,
close to bay, facing
small canal, no clear-
ing, no fill, ready to
build on. $229,000 for
both. Call Phil 227-
2112. tfcl/13
Lot for sale by owner
in Garrison Plantation.
Great location/partial-
ly cleared. Call 229-
6464 for details. 2tcl/6


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there's only one number to call.
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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
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. tfc1/25
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
Open House by
owner, Jan. 20, 21, &
22, Apalachicola. Best
investment in town.
Vintage cottage w/ full
bath, 2 fireplaces, ren-
ovated inside & out.
New fixtures, windows,
cabinets, etc. Wood
floors, historic district,
potential commercial.
Mid $130s. Accepting
offers Jan. 23rd, 1 4.
404-403-9143. 2tpl/13
Waterfront Wetappo
Creek @ mouth of East
Bay & Intercoastal in
East Bay Plantation/
SD. All 3 permits in
place for a double slip
boat dock. Best buy
you'll find for dockable
waterfront @
$239,000. 770-983-
0892 (H) 770-654-
9955 (C) owner. 4tpl/13
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
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


REAL ESTATE
St. Joe Beach Sea
Shores Sub. 8003
Alabama Ave. Nice 3
BR/2 BA home, tile
floors, treyed ceiling in
living room, master
bdrm has jacuzzi tub
with sep. shower. Enc.
inground pool & cook-
out area, double car
garage plus addl park-
ing 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
Lots at Howards Creek.
1/2 + acre lots. Will
sell together or sepa-
rate. Located on Old
Bay City Road/Lot
#17, #18. $18,000 for
one or $34,000 for
both. Call 647-8384.
4tpl/13
Overstreet 182
Hensley Lane, 4 bed-
room home near
Wetappo Creek with 4
lots, large garage,
screened porch front &
back $179,900. Joan
Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty,
800-239-4959. Local
call 850-527-2560.
tfc9/9
Large beautiful bldg lot
in Garrison Plantation,
just before the cul-de-
sac. Lot 22, $132,900.
Irreg. dimensions. Call
Donna Murray 227-
4546 for details.
2tpl/13
Mexico Beach Pre-
Construction Town-
house Beachside of
Hwy 98, Large
inground pool, Colian
& 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 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


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


'95 Dutchman Travel
Trailer, 35 ft., C/H &
air, extension, sleeps 6,
fully loaded, exc. cond.
Call 653-4636. Can be
seen at 19 Pine Dr.,
Apalachicola. $7,000
firm. ltpl/13


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
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 227-5770.2tp,/6
New to Area. Will clean
houses, rentals, etc.
Exp. & competitive
rates. No job too small.
Call Carla 227-1824.
2tpl/13
Computer Repair
Upgrades, networking.
Free phone, support.
Lovelace Computer
Services, 6536 Hwy.
98, St. Joe Beach.
Local phone 258-1525
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