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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: January 20, 2005
Frequency: weekly
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Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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City Approves Plat for Bridgeport


Construction in Affordable Housing Community Imminent, Cape Sewer Workshop Next Tuesday


by Tim Croft
It's a beginning. And maybe a
compass to follow.
Port St. Joe city commissioners
during Tuesday's regular bi-month-
ly meeting, provided final plat
approval for Bridgeport, an afford-
able housing development along
Avenue A.
And with that approval, and a
presentation by John Hendry of
The St. Joe Co., which is partnering
in the endeavor, came evidence that
the demand for affordable housing
far outweighs the supply.
There are already contracts on
at least six of the first 10 lots
released by The St. Joe Co. in the
development, which will ultimately
include some three dozen moder-
ately-priced homes.
With CQ Development, The St.
Joe Co.'s partner, ready to proceed
with construction by as early as
next month, Hendry said demand
dictated approval of the entire plat
and completion of infrastructure.
"We are ready now to open up
the rest of the community," Hendry
said. "We are trying to extend this
program of providing affordable lots
in this area of Port St. Joe."
The partnership has already


awarded the bid for construction of
the homes. Permits, made easier to
secure as no wetlands were impact-
ed, are in hand.
The St. Joe Co. will complete
infrastructure installation, laying
down a paved road through what
will be a cul-de-sac and running
water and sewer lines to the
remaining lots, in the coming
weeks.
While the goal was moderately
priced abodes, Hendry said there
would be little compromise on stan-
dards.
Sidewalks, wide and welcom-
ing, will link the community, each
home will have plenty of parking
spaces and street lighting and set-
backs are critical components.
,The lots will range from 70-93
feet wide by 130-140 feet deep.
Homes will be roughly 1,100 to
1,300 square feet.
The three-bedroom homes will
range in price from $90,000 to
$100,000, Hendry said, with a
garage optional at an additional
cost.
The key from this point,
Hendry noted, will be the partners
living up to their respective parts of
(See City on Page 3A)


V. .IIe.

John Hendry of The St. Joe Co. shows Port St. Joe city commissioners the layout for Bridgeport, a community of
moderately-priced homes to be built on Avenue A near Hwy. 71. The City Commission approved the plat on Tuesday.


Living Breathing History with Every Day


by Tim Croft
Step across the threshold of
James Johns' home in
Wewahitchka and history embraces


An antique dining table fronts
a matching cabinet, crystal goblets,
the number "50" engraved on them
to memorialize a long ago anniver-
"'1 "!1. A-


Dressed in his favorite suit jacket, Daddy Doc, James Johns relaxes for a
moment in his Wewahitchka home. Johns will turn 100 in July.

you like hot chocolate on a bitter sary, prominent on the top shelf.
day. Above the dining table, looms a
There's the six black-and-white large photograph of Johns most
framed photographs dominating know him simply as "Daddy Doc" -
one wall, portraits of six lovely new and his beloved wife of 65 "and a
brides, half years, Ruth, decorated with


roses like the ones she loved so.
"I kissed her so much I'd like to
have died from the (lipstick),"
Johns said of the woman he just
called "honey."
Around the corner sits the
prized recliner, behind it a wall of'
books.
Louis L'Amour paperbacks all
that are in print?,- and volumes of
poetry and history, along with mys-
tery novels.
Around the sitting room are the
mounted prizes, deer and elk
heads, of a man who loved hunting
so much he was still bagging game
at 98.
And there are the photo
albums, brimming with pictures of
friends, family, and poetry, each
frame, each sheet, carrying its own
memory to trigger in the still active
mind of James'Oscar Johns.
Who means every word when
he says, "I'm a collector of people
and poems and history."
Above all, James Oscar Johns -
how he hated the Oscar which
appeared below so many pho-
tographs of his youth IS history.
The man born in rural Georgia
at a time when a household phone
was hardly common who has lived
long enough to see the phone line
become a window to the world.
Who can remember the first
times, in Georgia then Miami, that
indoor electricity, as opposed to the
kerosene of his youth, lit the home.
"Of course, the bill was kind of


staggering," Johns remembered,
Shis eyes widening as if he could still
see an old bill.
"Now, you get it for practically
nothing."
The man worked for Al Capone
when the gangster lived in Miami
Beach, and who at a later time
bumped paths with Jimmy Hoffa.
The man whose 100th birthday
is right around the corner and yet
who until a year or so ago was still
driving himself from Wewahitchka
to Miami, his former residence,
handling every dad blame "545
, miles" as he proudly ticked off the
number.
Timed, according to the par-
ents' doctors, to the arrival of great-
grandchild No. 44, Daddy Doc will
hit the century mark on July 28.
With another of the blasts,
complete with plenty of singing and
poetry and communing and laugh-
ter, which have marked his path
through the past decade.
"I love them," Johns said of his
annual birthday bashes. "I get
money."
As son-in-law Eddie Drake
chimed in, "What else can you get a
99-year-old man but money?"
Not that Daddy Doc's age is all
that evident.
STILL DRIVING AFTER ALL
THESE YEARS
Sure, there are good days and
bad, days when the memory is a lit-
tle fuzzier, when the bad knee
requires more push on the cane,


days when the stories ramble a bit.
The memories, though, remain
intact.
"He don't forget," said daughter
Geraldine Drake. "He may go
around the mulberry bush, but
he'll always come back to it."
But those trips around the
mulberry bush, well, they are
something to treasure, like a mean-
dering .boat ride down the
Apalachicola River on a gorgeous
spring day, they flow from Daddy
Doc's gray matter.
"I'm in pretty good health for all
the mileage," Johns said during a
recent visit at his home.
Which, of course, included a
Stasty repast of chicken in a bag
with veggies, Daddy Doc's special-
ty, and one which under Daddy
Doc's spell melts any guests' resis-
tance to intrude on supper.
Take this'car business. Until a
year or so ago, Daddy Doc, all of 97,
was still making the drive himself
to Miami for family reunions, for
visits.
Finally, in the last year,
Geraldine put her foot down.
No more driving by himself at
least if the trip was to Miami.
Around town, okay, South Florida,
uh, no.
"I used to make them mind,"
Daddy Doc said of his six daugh-
ters. "Now they make me mind.
"I feel good. I still jump in the
car and go where I want to go."
(See Daddy Doc on Page 2A)


Krichelle Halualani Named General Manager of the Star


PANAMA CITY, FL December
21, 2004 Florida Freedom
Newspapers announced the
appointment of Krichelle Halualani
as general manager of Star
Publications on the Gulf Coast of
Northwest Florida.
Halualani will manage The Star
in Port St. Joe, the Apalachicola
Times and the Carrabelle Times. All
are weekly newspapers. She also
will be in charge of two monthly
publications: the Panhandle
Beacon/Hook & Trigger and Gulf
Coast Real Estate Guide.
Freedom acquired Star
Publications December 1 from the
Ramsey family of Port St. Joe.
"We are delighted to have


Krichelle rejoin us in Florida.," said
Karen Hanes, division vice presi-
dent of Florida Freedom and pub-
lisher of The News Herald in
Panama City. "She understands
weekly newspapers, the role they
play in their communities, and will
be helpful in moving our business-
es forward".
Now president and publisher of
Atmore Newspapers, a division of
Boone Newspapers, in Atmore,
Alabama, Halualani assumed her
new Florida post Jan. 17.
'The opportunity to live and
work back on the Florida Coast is
what I have been working toward
for the past two years. I am thrilled
at the chance to be a, part of the


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with Star Publications and I am
looking forward to rejoining Florida
Freedom Newspapers," said
Halualani.
Before she took the job in
Atmore, Halualani served as adver-
tising director with Tallapoosa
Publishers in Alexander City,
Alabama. Tallapoosa is also owned
by Boone. She was an advertising
account executive with the
Northwest Florida Daily News, a
Florida Freedom newspaper in Ft.
Walton Beach, from 1998-2003.
Halualani held various sales
and marketing positions before
that. She earned a degree in jour-
nalism from the University of
Georgia in 1990.
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Beach to Carrabelle in the Big
Bend.
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Freedom Communications Inc.,
which has headquarters in Irvine,
Calif. Freedom Communications is


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BE FRUITFUL
Age hasn't slowed the
man who once hunted quail
and turkey from Miami to
Boca Raton, before South
Florida was paved into a
parking lot, and who once
owned as many as 35 hunt-
ing dogs and trained dozens
more, from another of his
loves.
He bagged his most
recent deer "a doe" he said
almost apologetically at the
age of 98.
And whatever Bible verse
it was about going forth and
multiply, well, Daddy Doc, a
man of deep Pentecostal
faith, took that one to heart.
Johns came from a large
family his mother, by way
of gene mapping, lived to be


94 and produced a family
of six.
He now has 23 grand-
children and 43 great-grand-
children, with'one more in
the oven.
"We're kind of a prolific
outfit," Johns said with a sly
chuckle.
'This bunch believes in
history. I am history."
It's there in the tales.
Al CAPONE
Such as the one about Al
Capone, or rather several
about the famous gangster of
the 1920's.
It so happened that
Johns, who oversaw a paint-
ing crew at the time, painted
Capone's house on three dif-
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a "snake," Johns said, but
always insisted on a first-
name relationship, "Johnny"
and "Al."
"The first time I called
him Mr. Capone he said, 'I
don't got for anybody calling
me Mr. Capone,' Johns
remembered. "I'm just Al
Capone. Call me that and
then we can be friends.
"I treated him with kid
gloves and played to his
every whim."
Daddy Doc pulls a razor-
sharp' pbcketknife frboiil:his
pants and talks of a particu-
lar problem Capoiie had one
day. ... ..... :
Seemed the thousand
dollar Oriental rug the gang-
ster had put down in his
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by Tim Croft
They called a meeting


last week and nobody came.
Or at least not enough of


City

their bargain to offer more
options for working folks.
"(CQ Development) will
draw down five lots at a
time," Hendry said. "We are
going to ensure the builder
and we are living up to the


agreement."
After the first 10 con-
tracts are finalized and
homes under way, Hendry
said, the partners will exam-
Sine history to look at the
future.
"We are going to look at it
after that and see what that
has led us to" and what


the folks who sit in the
chairs up front.
A proposed workshop
between county commission-


tweaks might be needed for
the remaining development,
Hendry said.
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The city will hold a sec-
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initial phase of the project to


ers and Port St. Joe city com-
missioners to discuss annex-
ation of WindMark Beach
Phase II failed to come


or eight developers who have
agreed to foot the cost of con-
struction to bring the sewer
out to their developments,
178 additional users have
signed on for Phase I, which
will take sewer to the


take sewer from the city lim- Jubilation subdivision near
its to the state park at 5 p.m. the Stump Hole.
on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at the That includes 32 single
city fire station. users, the rest multiple
The meeting is intended users of varying group sizes.
as an informational forum Their participation will
for those who have signed up. further spread the costs of
for Phase I, or intend to sign construction, ultimately
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Commission could not
muster a quorum.


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'This is not going to cost
the city a dime," Kennedy
said.
There are now some 700
customers committed to


come on line to the initial
phase of the project.
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$3.48 million, was awarded
last month to Gulf Asphalt
Corp. for the construction of
the initial phase of the pro-
ject, which will eventually
take sewer to Tapper's Cut
near the state park.
"The bid was within bud-
get and Gulf Asphalt intends
to order pipe (this week),"
Kennedy said.
Phase I is expected to be
completed by July.
Potential users had until
Jan. 15 to sign up for Phase
I and have until Feb. 1 to pay
at least 15 percent of their
fees as a non-refundable
down payment.
A fee schedule will be
established for the remain-
der of the tap fees, which for
individual users will be
$4,000.
Those interested in tying
in to Phase II have until
March 15 to sign up, and
April 1 to provide a down
payment.
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the project contact Kennedy
at Preble Rish.


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Commissioners Billy
Traylor, Carmen McLemore
and Bill Williams were
absent last Thursday for a
gathering which had been
much discussed at a County
Commission meeting just
two days before.
Originally a workshop,
however, the meeting was
changed by chairman
Nathan Peters Jr., to a spe-
cial meeting, in which votes
could be cast and which
raised the political ante.
In turn, according to
several, parties, that changed
the dynamics and largely led
to the dearth of commission-
ers.
"It was even more reason
we need county-wide voting,"
said Port St. Joe city com-
missioner David Horton.
City officials, save John
Reeves who had urged the
meeting, showed up but were
prohibited, by the lack of a
quorum, to state any kind of
a case in favor of the city
annexing the WindMark
development.
"It was very disrespect-
ful," said Mayor Frank Pate
of a meeting Peters approved
and Williams, at a city com-
mission meeting the week
before, said he would attend.
In turn, McLemore wrote
a letter taking issue with the
fact that Peters went ahead
with the meeting though he
was made aware that it was
likely, due to varying circum-
stances, that a quorum
would not be attainable.
Pate did submit to the
county a letter which out-
lined two proposals from the
city.


First, any reduction in
fire tax revenue to the coun-
ty would be paid in cash by
the city until the last phase
of the WindMark develop-
ment was begun.
"Irrespective of the time
involved," Pate's letter read
in part, "the city would pay
any loss of fire tax revenues."
Second, when construc-
tion of the new phase begins,
the city will construct a fire
station and police station on
lands to be donated by The
St. Joe Co.
"Both of these facilities
will be manned on a twenty-
four hour basis," Pate wrote
in part.
City officials contend
that for the city to grow, to
bring down millage rates for
current and future residents,
annexation of WindMark is
critical.
SCounty officials, howev-
er, see, on full build-out of
WindMark, an estimated $9
million a year in new taxes
against questions about the
city's ability to provide the
requisite services.
St. Joe Co. officials have
expressed the desire for the
parties to reach an amicable
settlement on annexation.
Last Thursday's meeting
was intended as a stepping
stone to begin a dialogue but
was transformed, reading
comments made by Port St.
Joe city commissioners, into
another barrier.
"We have to put these
personalities and politics
aside," Reeves said this
week. "I'm trying to keep a
conversation going."












Editorials, Comments...


The Star

PAGE FOUR THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2005


Another Dream


by Tim Croft
It was a slightly dif-
ferent dream from this
view.
Martin Luther King
Day has become many
things.
A day to celebrate a
man who altered his
times in ways we still
are coming to grips
with.
A day for govern-
ment offices and
schools to close.
A day for no mail to
run.
Or just another day
at the office, at the con-
struction site, on the
water.
Monday, however,
was a day, particularly
in this time and place
;to remember another
part of the dream.
That of economic
equality.
For late in his life -
if anyone who was
assassinated before
their 40th birthday can
have a "late" taste of life
-1 Martin Luther King
came, according to
many of his biogra-
phers, to believe eco-
nomic inequality and
poverty as more insidi-
ous and intractable
issues than racism.
Many of his final
efforts were aimed in
that direction. Be it the
"Poor People's March"
he helped organize or,
in the final struggle of
his life, assisting a
strike to bring better
wages and benefits to
sanitation workers in
Memphis.
Now, any who live
along what is the For-
gotten Coast, from the
railroad tracks of Port
St. Joe to the "hill" of
Apalachicola,. find evi-
dence almost daily that
the path to total,
respectful coexistence
between the races,
remains a somewhat
rutted road.
But growth may
ultimately take those
living along this stretch
of beaches and dunes
on an even more prick-
ly pathway.
One that provides
evidence that another
platform on which King


stood more than four
decades ago remains
not fully erect.
There are so many
planks remaining, elu--
sive planks being
searched for here in our
region.
High-paying jobs of
which economic
engines of real horse-
power are built.
Competitive salaries
for the nurses who tend
the ill, the teachers who
educate the young, the
folks who represent the
fabric which we all
stretch a bit too much.
Affordable housing,
even for those of less-
than-average means.
And as property val-
ues continue their
stunning climb of the
past three years, more
and more long-time res-
idents possess homes
and businesses which
are becoming increas-
ingly too burdensome
to sustain.
These are amazing
times, but they are
times that raise the
concerns about the
growing disparity
between rich and barely
treading water along
what was considered
almost a wasteland six
years ago.
About the specula-
tion of a few who see, in
those crystalline waters
and sugary beaches
lure so many, nothing
but dollar signs and
bank accounts.
SAnd those, who
have been here five, 10,
20, 30 years and more,
who don't just believe,
but are the vital spirit
of these communities of
the Forgotten Coast.
It will be quite a bal-
ancing act in the com-
ing years, heck, the


coming days and
months.
To navigate this
growth that is pouncing
like a tiger, not by the
tail, but in a way in
which neither rich or
those-whose-pockets-
don't-bulge don't
become victims.
And in that way, in
this time and this
place, words King
spoke more than 40
years ago seemed to
have particular reso-
nance this past Mon-
day.
On the celebration
of his birth, his life, his
deeds.
And that mesmeriz-
ing oration.
The following is one
section taken from the
speech King gave in
accepting the Nobel
Peace Prize in 1964.,
After speaking of the
civil rights movement,
of what he called three
main evils in the world,
King spoke of poverty,
the second evil, and
ended with these lines.
They represent a
mirror to which to hold
ourselves in the coming
'years.
"In the final analy-
sis, the rich must not
ignore the poor because
both rich and poor are
tied in a single garment
of destiny.
"All life is interrelat-
ed, and all men are
interdependent. The
agony of the poor
diminishes the rich,
and the salvation of the
poor enlarges the rich.
We are inevitably our
brothers' keepers
because of this interre-
lated structure of reali-
ty."


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We've Had Our Share of Service Stations Over the Years


I GOT ANOTHER letter
from my unseen pen pal
from down at Boynton Beach
Monday.
He was in a "writing
mood" and sent me copies of
four columns he had writ-
ten.
I never have written four
columns at one setting. The
most I have ever done, is two
at a time and that time it
was to write a column for the
week I knew I was going to
be sick or take a trip or
something to prevent me
writing one at the scheduled
time.
Bob Steinmetz told a lie
about 50 years ago and.
tricked some unsuspecting,
pretty little girl into marry-
ing him.
He says he has one wife
[he's lucky he has one!] He
calls her blue eyes and she
fusses at him for referring to
her as "Blue Eyes".
I have some other names
available, which he could
refer to her when he has to
write about her. [She would
also prefer that he not men-
tion her in what he terms,


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Written by Wesley Rnimsey
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'writing a column'].
When I forget Frenchie's
name, and I am stuck for
something to write about, I
just refer to her as "Hey
You."
That usually goes over
big!
Then, he could always
refer to her as "The Wife,"
but that could be any of
them.
He could also call her
"Honey," or "Darling" or
some other term of endear-
ment. But that would be too
mushy.
He'd better stick to refer-
ring to her as "Blue Eyes,"
on occasion and just let her
steam!

I HAD PLANNED to
write a ,column about the


price of gasoline this week,
but when I got to the office,
there was this letter from
"Bawb," lying on my desk.
Gasoline is beginning to
be "dear" in price. It sort of
reminds me of coffee of a few
years back.
Something happened to
the coffee bean bushes that
year, making a shortage
which drove the price up.
Not that I cared, because
I don't drink coffee, and like
only one person who does.
Frenchie drinks coffee.
My car burns gasoline.
I have to buy gas three
times a week, so the price is
beginning to affect me.
My Alzheimer's hasn't
progressed to the point
where I don't remember
when gasoline was 18c a gal-


We had six full service
stations in town then.
Now that gas is $2.00 a
gallon, some weeks, we are
down to only one full service
filling station.
We used to have .a Sin-
clair station on Constitution
Drive.
The "Ford" place had a
Gulf station in its building.
There was Jimmy
Greer's "Standard" station.
Across the street was
Blake Thomason's "Pure"
station.
Next was Red Horton's
"Shell" station [later on, it
became Frank Pate's].
Down on the corner of
First Street, was Aubrey
Tomlinson's "Gulf' station.
A few years later, J.
Lamar Miller built the "Stan-


dard" station, which remains
today. George Tapper built
the "Phillip's 66" when he
built the post office.
Others have come and
gone.
There was the one at the
old bus station, now occu-
pied by "Linda's" cafe. The
Sunny State and the one on
Reid Avenue which now is
home to a beauty shop.
We've had our share of
service stations, over the
years.

THOSE COMING TO
Port St. Joe, today would
likely get lost, if they
depended on landmarks to
find their way around.
I remember, back before
I enlarged The Star, at its
former location on Williams
Avenue, there was a vacant
lot beside The Star building
which served as a parking
lot for people who patronized
the St. Joe Bar, and went in
their back door.
One day a fellow parked
his car and went in for his
favorite libation. He had left
a gallon jar of some clear liq-


uid laying on the ledge above
the rear seat.
The sun shining in the
back window, through the
glass jar, set the car on fire.
That was an expensive
drink!
Then, another day, a fel-
low rode up on a horse and
tied his horse up to a bush
and went into the bar. When
he came out and groggily
tried to mount his horse and
ride away, the h6rse reared
and threw its tipsy rider into
a sand pile.
That was the kind of
adventure we had over on
Williams Avenue.

THERE HASN'T been a
single car catch on fire, nor a
single drunk rider of a horse
to get bucked off at our new
location on Reid Avenue.
It's been sort of anti- cli-
mactic, residing on Reid
Avenue.
But, neither has a rider
of horses tried to fill his tank
with high octane oats at our
new location on Reid.


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K


L il
I'll tell you something I
am going to purpose in my
heart to do in this fresh,
New Year---I want to play
golf with Tommy Eaves.
Tommy is actually a
friend of my older brother.
And I'm talking friend here
of the first order! I can't
imagine there's anything
he wouldn't do for Leon.
And, of course, you appre-
ciate someone looking after
your brother..... especially
if he is your one sibling
prone to take some "wild
notions" from time to time!
I have no clue how he
and WLeon got together.
They both live 500 miles
from me and I don't see
either one of them very
often. We're all busy with
work, family, grocery shop-
ping, watching Andy Grif-
fith reruns and living!
I don't know the
Tommy Eaves story.
And I'm not trying to
recount it here. I know he
had it pretty rough growing
up in the post depression
era in Chattanooga, Ten-
nessee. I never went down
in the mines around Look-
out Mountain mind you,
but I know something of
the smoke from those old
factories that permeated
everything and everybody
in that river city! You either
hustled coal in the mines,
switched cars in the rail-
road yard, hawked the
"Chattanooga Times" in
front of Engel Stadium or
sweated in the "sweet
room" of the Brock Candy
Company. It was a tough
way of life.... the kind of
childhood that could leave
a person resentful and bit-
ter.
He endured the cold
(and the "police action") of
Korea. He was. a pulling
guard for the Tennessee
Tech Golden Eagles. He
sold used kitchen equip-
ment door to door. I think
he might have worked him-
self up until he owned the
company. He is mostly-
retired now, taking care of
his grandchildren..... and
Leon.
I met him on the golf
course several years ago.
He said "Hello, I'm glad to


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finally meet a Colbert that
looks ike he's got a little
sense." with a super grin
on his face and a nod
toward Leon so everyone
would catch the reference.
The first guy tees off
-and hits a 280 yard shot
right down the middle.
Leon follows suit. Tommy
pushes his ball off to the
right into some bushes. I
swing and miss! Tommy
says, "You ride with me."
He asked about my
boys. He was familiar with
both of them through Leon.
We talked about my little
brother. He knew a heck of
a lot about David Mark. As
we eased around the trees
and weeds looking for my
ball I learned that he knew
an awful lot about all of us.
When he asked about
Mother I could almost see
the tears in his eyes. He
wasn't making conversa-
tion. He wasn't passing the
time of day. I realized that
very first afternoon that he
wasn't a half-way, fair
weather friend of my broth-
er's. He cared enough to
know!
There aren't many folks
out there these days as
genuine as Tommy Eavesl
Or as much fun! Those
other guys on the golf
course were worried about
everybody being dead level
quiet when they swung.
They liked to stand and
pose a little as they stared
down the fairway after a
good shot. They'd hold
their driver out so you'd
notice they were playing
the new Taylor Made Burn-
er Bubble II. They'd
announce before the round
they were playing the
Titleist "Super Long Dis-
tance" ball so you wouldn't
confuse yours with theirs.
'Course, mostly I always
thought it also let you
know they paid two dollars
for it and it was the best
money could buy!
Tommy's clubs were so
old that I couldn't read the
name on them. He played
almost exclusively with
balls that he found. The
first day he teed off with a
Maxfli Blue Dot which was
popular during the Nixon
administration.
Did I mention that
Tommy sold that kitchen
equipment company for
some pretty serious bucks?
Money. didn't have nothing
to do with his club selec-
tion! Enjoying life and
sharing it with good friends
was, and is, much higher


on his list ,han hitting an
eight iron over some water
hazard and up on to desig-
nated green area with a
flag stuck in the middle of
it!
\Ve didn't out score'em.
we out funned'em!
I have played goll with
Tommy Eaves a half a
dozen times in the past ten
years or so. Each one has
been a cherished treasure.
He ain't worried about the
grip on your putter, your
portfolio or how you voted
in the last election. He tells
you what a fine young man
your oldest son is turning
in to. He talks about Leon
being half crazy, but he
says it with so much love
and respect. He asked
about Cathy and points out
how lucky I am to have her.
One of the guys in the
group had a John Deere
golf bag. I thought back to
those thrilling days of yes-
teryear when we fought
those corn rows with an
old Farmall tractor that
came over on the
Mayflower. How we envied
those farmers that were
well off enough to own a
John Deerel I casually.
mentioned that I liked the
bag. The owner was a John
Deere distributor and
explained that they only
made a few of those bags
and you couldn't get them
anymore.
A year goes by before
we can get back to a golf
course together... .and
Tommy meets me out in
the parking lot with one
brand spanking new
impossible to find John
Deere golf'bag! 'He waved'
off my thank yous, pulled''
out a Wilson K-28 golf ball
that was older than our
Farmall.... and we beat
everybody on that golf
course by a hundred
strokes.....
Me and Tommy don't,
keep score like everyone
else.
When you escape the
coal mines of Chattanooga,
the bitter cold of Seoul,
Korea, the ugly Austin Peay
University inside lineback-
ers and the kitchen wars of
Middle Tennessee.....you
know about the important
things in life!
And I take back that
part about him actually
being Leon's friend. There's
enough love in that big ole
heart for all of us....
Most Respectfully,
Kes












Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association Deploys New Reefs


On January 11, the
MBARA deployed seven new
reefs in the Gulf of Mexico
offshore of Mexico Beach.
These reefs consist of a total
of 40 ReefMaker "Florida
Special" pyramid artificial
reef modules produced and
transported by Walter


Marine of
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Orange Beach,
(www.reefmaker


These reefs, purchased
with $30,000 of privately
raised funds, will increase
recreational opportunities for
both fishermen and divers.
These funds were raised pri-


marily from the annual
MBARA Kingfish Tourna-
ment and also from individ-
ual donations, membership
fees, and memorial reef
funds.
The "Florida Special"
artificial reef module has
proven to be very effective at


marine habitat enhance-
ment. Studies by the State of
Florida's Artificial Reef
Program have shown them to
be among the best perf6rm-
ing artificial reef modules.
They also have proven to be
very stable. Monitoring dives
performed by the State of


"Saving Social Security"


by Congressman Allen Boyd
Since its establishment
in 1935 by President
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Social
Security has been one of the
greatest achievements of the
American government and
one of the deepest commit-
ments to the American peo-
ple. For more than 60 years,
it has protected our elderly
against poverty and assured
young people of a more
secure future. Social
Security works because it
speaks to the uncertainties
brought on by old age and
disability and provides mil-
lions of people a stable
lifestyle after retirement.
However, changing demo-
graphics have threatened to
severely handicap the Social
Security program-a pro-
gram in desperate need of
reform.
Contrary to what many
people believe, Social
Security taxes are not saved
in an account bearing their
name. Instead, these taxes
are used primarily to pay
benefits to current retirees,
while the excess is placed
into an account known as
the Social Security Trust
Fund. It is often assumed
that this money has been
saved in the Trust Fund as a
way of "pre-funding" the ben-
efits of future retirees. In
reality, the money is loaned
to the Treasury to pay for
current government projects
and programs. In other
words, this money has
already been used and the
Trust Fund contains IOUs.
In essence, Social
Security is a pay-as-you-go
system. This system works
best when there are many
workers paying tqxes and
just a few retirees collecting
benefits. The reason for this
looming shortfall is entirely
related to demographics. In
1950, for example, there
were 16 workers for every
one retiree. .Today,
Americans are living longer
after they retire and are hav-
ing fewer children. This
means that the number of
workers per retiree will


decline from 3.3 per retiree
today to 2.3 per retiree by
2025 and to 1.9 per retiree
by 2080.
In its current form,


Social Security cannot last.
In 2019, only 15 years from
now, Social Security benefits
paid out each year will
exceed payroll taxes being
collected by the government.
At this point, the Trust Fund
will begin to redeem the IOUs
for current retirees. This
begins a rapid decline in the
financial state of Social
Security, which will reach
complete insolvency in 2042
when all of the IOUs plus
interest will have been
repaid. The year 2042 may
seem like a long way off, but
today's young professionals
in their late twenties and
early thirties will reach
retirement age when the
Social Security Trust Fund
becomes insolvent. This
means that they will not
receive the benefits that are
being promised to them
today. These are the facts.
The question is not whether
there is a problem; the ques-
tion is how we can fix it.
I have cosponsored the
Bipartisan Retirement
Security Act with
Representative Jim Kolbe (R-
Arizona) to address the sig-
nificant, long term shortfalls
of Social Security. Our plan


takes the best of both worlds
by preserving the basic bene-
fit while also encouraging
personal responsibility.
Allowing younger workers to
place a small portion of their
payroll tax into personal
accounts is one of the
options to overcome this
shortfall. Personal accounts
provide individuals with
ownership of and control
over part of their retirement
assets-including the free-
dom to invest in safe, risk-
free Treasury securities.
Under the Kolbe-Boyd plan,
low income workers, women,
minorities and the disabled
are also protected from
poverty through the reforms
our bill makes to the Social
Security program.
The Kolbe-Boyd
Bipartisan Retirement
Security Act is based on
three principles that are
essential for Social Security
reform. First, there must be


a guaranteed benefit to pro-
tect low income retirees.
Second, any plan must be
honest about the transition
cost and how it will be paid.
Third, the plan should not
make any changes to the
benefits promised to current
retirees or those who are
near the retirement age.
For years, the need for
modernizing the Social
Security program has been a
popular and often heated
topic. In the past, both
Republicans and Democrats
have turned their heads on
this issue as there are diffi-
cult choices to be made in
order to fix the program.
This has to end. The Social
Security program has grown
to become an essential
aspect of modern life.
Ignoring the problem is no
longer an option if this
invaluable program will con-
tinue to be beneficial for our
children and grandchildren.


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History in Trees; Snakes Next at Buffer Preserve


by Tim Croft
Trees recite their own
history.
And this weekend, it will
be snakes turn to tell a chap-
ter.
The St. Joseph Bay State
Buffer Preserve began a lec-
ture series last Saturday
afternoon with a discussion
of what trees can tell modern
man about ancient history.
This Saturday, begin-
ning at 1 p.m., Dr. Joe
Collins, one of the nation's
leading herpetologists, or
experts in the icky creatures
of the dark and dank, will
provide a presentation about


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those slinkers of the dark.
The talk will be held at
the Buffer Preserve Center,
the old Treasure Bay Lodge,
on Hwy. C-30, about four
miles from the St. Joe city
limits.
Jean Huffman, filling in
for her University of
Louisiana professor, Dr. Bill
Platt, who was to speak
about sea level rise and
coastal communities, stuck
to the trees last Saturday.
Huffman, natural
resources manager at the
Buffer Preserve, is conduct-
ing what is the first project of
its kind in the Southeast,.
She recounted at least
one chapter in local history,
as told by the trees on Little
St. George Island and the
Buffer Preserve.
By understanding fire
history, through peering at
the rings of a tree,
researchers can better
understand the history of the
land.
"Fire is essential in
savannas," Huffman said,
noting that the accumulation
of fuel with the absence of
fire suppresses many indige-
nous species of plants.
"Without fire, it changes
the community. For the
Southeast we have almost no
(fire history)."
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restore on the Buffer
Preserve populations of wire-
grass gentains and
Chapman's rhododendrons,
which are threatened or
endangered species.
Tree rings can fill some
of the blanks for scientists.
By studying the scars
left by fire on the rings of a
tree, researchers can better
determine the frequency of


Florida have largely been
logged into the past.
The lack of old- or first-
growth trees is a critical
explanation for the lack of
fire history in this region.
Little St. George Island
and the Buffer Preserve pro-
vided a pair of microscopes
for Huffman.
In 1999 she began an
examination of the trees on
Little St. George, which had


This piece of heart wood, bearing the scars of fire as point-
ed out by Jean Huffman, was taken from a stump on the St.
Joseph State Buffer Preserve.


fires and their impact,
through timing and the sea-
sons, on the growth of trees.
Trees in North Florida,
like their flora brethren in
other parts of the East and
Midwest, create, through
growth, annual tree rings.
So by taking a core sam-
ple akin to plugging a
syringe into a vein to draw a
bit of blood and matching
patterns, researchers can
assemble what amounts to a
master guide to dating trees.
A central problem.
The long-leaf pine savan-
nas that once dominated old


plenty of old trees, some
bearing the scars of fire.
The island was also
largely pristine, save the old
quarters for the lighthouse
keeper and his family.
"It is as natural as you
can find a barrier island
today," Huffman noted. "And
there was almost nothing
known about barrier island
fire history."
Another advantage with
the island was that it was a
turpentining mecca, with
many trees bearing the "cat-
face" scars of turpentining.
One note, long-leaf pine


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Dream Catcher
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February 12th, at Gulf Coast
Community College in
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Jack Mullen, author of
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trees are thick-skinned, in
that the trees have strong
bark which is very fire-resis-
tant.
About the only way fire
permeates such trees is by
attacking the young or by
taking advantage of damage
in the tree, such as scarring
from turpentining.
Fire, in turn, leaves
behind tell-tale traces.
Further, in 1999, a large
lightning fire swept across a
significant portion of the
island.
As for the Buffer
Preserve, the advantages are
found in the fact that while
there was considerable log-
ging of the acreage at one
time, the stumps of many
old-growth trees remain
embedded in the ground.
So, on both the island
and the preserve, Huffman
was able to take full cross-
sections of old-growth trees.
By matching them with
other factors, including the
calendar of growing seasons,
known turpentining periods,
Huffman was able to draw
fundamental conclusions
about the age of some trees
and the history of fire in the
area.
"The conclusions were
that fire was important, it
occurred frequently, at least
once a decade, and it mostly
occurred during growing sea-
son," Huffman said.
Fires on the mainland
were also fairly widespread.
'This is the first real first
history in the Southeast,
believe it or not," Huffman
said.
This Saturday, Collins
will also provide a rather
unique perspective.
SOver the past four or five
years, Collins has been con-
ducting a one-of-its-kind
survey of amphibians and


snakes in the St. Vincent
Wildlife Preserve and the
state Buffer Preserve.
A professor emeritus
from the University of
Kansas, Collins and his wife,
Suzanne, are nationally-
known scientists.
Collins is the author of
the Petersen Field Guide to
Reptiles and Amphibians,
and Suzanne's photograph of
the red coral snake graced a
postage stamp and U.S. Post
Office commemorative
prints.


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by Billy Johnson
What if you had been
aborted, You'd not be here
today.
Your mother would have
made the choice, You'd have
had no say.
I know there are times
for this to take place, But it
sure looks bad for the
human race.
Thousands of babies
never see the light of day.
They never ride a bike,
they never get to play.
They don't get a choice of
what they'd like to do.
The Supreme Court
Judges took away this choice
too.
The judges say, if you're
born you can choose.
If you're just a fetus,
looks like you loose.
Christians stand up, let
your voice be heard.
Thou shall not kill is still
in God's Word.
No matter what the
judges or people may say.
God is still in charge,
He'll have His way.
For the judges and peo-
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Without repentance, the
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Tree Transplanting Tips


by Roy Lee Carter, County
Extension Director
Maybe there's a tree on
one part of your property
that you want to move to
another location. Perhaps a
neighbor has offered you a
tree that will improve your
landscape. You may want to
obtain a new species from a
nursery, or the wild. If so,
it's time to become familiar
with the do's and don't of
tree transplanting. By follow-
ing proper methods, you can
help insure the survival of
the tree you're moving.
Transplanting can be
quite a shock to trees. If they
don't receive proper care and
handling throughout the
operation, they'll probably
die.
Before I go into detail
about transplanting trees,
we need to talk briefly about
legal consideration of taking
trees from the wild. The State
of Florida has native plant
preservation laws, which
control the destruction, col-
lection, and sale of various
endangered and threatened
trees, plants, and shrubs.
So you need to keep this law
in mind, and follow the legal
procedures for obtaining
endangered or threatened
plants.
Although most trees can
be moved any time of year,
different tree families have
optimum seasons in which
they should be transplanted,
to insure quick adaptation to
their new environment.
Deciduous trees seem to do


better if they're moved in fall,
winter or spring. Evergreens
suffer least when transplant-


ed during August and early
September. It's best to move
palms during the warm rainy
summer months.
One tree-moving prob-
lem especially during sum-
mer is maintaining ade-
quate moisture. During
transplanting, water loss
through the leaves can be
quite severe. So, you should
apply an anti-transpirant a
foliage spray available from
nurseries and garden cen-
ters. This. minimizes mois-
ture loss by blocking leaf
pores.


Most Florida trees grow
best when the soil pH is
between five-point-five and


six. So, you may need to
adjust the pH before trans-
planting while ,the tree is
still in its original location....
not after it's been dug up.
Another important
transplanting factor is prop-
er drainage. Poor drainage
can adversely affect a trans-
plant. To test drainage, dig
the planting hole in advance
and fill it with water. If all the
water drains out in the first
18 to 24 hours, drainage is
satisfactory. Also, before you
transplant, check for under-
ground utility lines or pipes,


and remove all buried debris
- especially old mortar and
broken concrete blocks.
A final consideration is
root pruning. This encour-
ages development of fibrous
roots and minimizes shock at
planting time. Early spring is
usually the best time for root
pruning. Large trees should
be pruned at least one grow-
ing season prior to moving.
And, some experts suggest
extending pruning over two
years pruning half the
roots the first year, half the
second, and moving the tree
the third.
To prune, cut through
the lateral roots with a sharp
spade, forming a circle
around the tree about 10 to
12 times its trunk diameter.
Make the cuts deep enough
to sever most of the lateral
roots. When it's time to
transplant, the severed roots
will have sprouted many
feeder roots, which will help
the tree become established
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Casey Flanagan was pre-
sented with a jacket for taking
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is unconcerned about the
welfare of those men and
women who are serving, or
have served, in the military.
The spirited, heartfelt essays


of the winners of the Voice of
Democracy oral essay con-
test certainly show that is
not true, at least not here in
Port St. Joe.
The Voice of Democracy
oral essay contest is a schol-
arship competition spon-
sored by the Veterans of
Foreign Wars, which pro-
vides over $3 million dollars
worth of scholarships annu-
ally. At the national level, the
top student wins a $25,000
award., Each. ,year the
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 10069 and its ladies
auxiliary sponsor the local
contest, in which students
write and tape an essay on a
topic relating to veterans.
This year the topic was
"Celebrating Our Veterans'
Service." The tapes are sub-
mitted to the post and judged
by a panel that listens to the
tapes without knowing who
is speaking. This year the
choice was very difficult, as
the essays submitted were
excellent.
Casey Flanagan, a senior
at PSJHS, won first place,


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Commander Earl Groh of
VFW Post 10069 on Tuesday
night, January 11, when he
read his essay to the mem-
bers of the post and ladies
auxiliary. One overheard
comment was, "It gave me
goosebumps." Casey also
took 1st place at district,
receiving an additional check
for $100 from district and a
beautiful freedom jacket
from the local post for his
district win., Casey will be
competing at, the state com-




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Commander Earl Groh.
petition the last weekend of
January.
SJonathan Davidson, a
freshman at PSJHS, won
second place, receiving a
$300 check from the post.
Jonathan and Casey both
will receive a $100 savings
bond donated by Tyndall
AFB Credit Union and they
-also received medals, certifi-
cates and small gifts in
appreciation of their work.
The members of Post 10069
would like to express our
thanks to both young men
and we look forward to hear-
ing from Jonathan again as
he continues his studies at
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by Alan McCurley of A.G.
Edwards & Sons, Inc.,
Every time we hear
about a tax cut by the gov-
ernment, we welcome the
chance to pay less to the IRS.
But, believe it or not, there
may be a downside to these
reductions in our tax bill.
One potential pitfall is the
alternative minimum tax, or
AMT as it is more widely
known. Because of tax cuts,
such as the ones in 2001
and 2003, more taxpayers
now face the possibility of
having to pay the AMT.
So what is the AMT?
Washington enacted the AMT
in 1969 to address the prob-
lem of extremely wealthy
individuals using various
credits, deductions and
other tax breaks to reduce or
eliminate their income tax
'liabilities. The AMT calcula-
tion is designed to ensure
these individuals pay at least
some tax.
While it seems appropri-
ate that we all pay our fair
share of taxes, there are a
couple of troublesome issues
with the AMT. First, the cal-
culations for figuring the
AMT are complex, making it
difficult to anticipate when
you are setting yourself up to
pay the tax. Second, the tax
rates and exemptions for the
regular income tax figured
on your Form .1040 are
indexed for inflation, but
those for the AMT are not,
causing more and more peo-
ple to pay it.
In addition, an AMT
exemption was designed to
protect most average income
taxpayers from the tax.
However, as salaries have
risen through the years, this
exemption is losing its effec-
tiveness and, as a result,
each year more middle-class
Americans must pay the


AMT. In fact, the Tax Policy
Center a joint venture of
the Urban Institute and the
Brookings Institution pre-
dicts that by 2010, the AMT
could catch 37 percent of
taxpayers with adjusted
gross incomes of $50,000 to
$75,000 and about 73 per-
cent of those with adjusted
gross incomes between
$75,000 and $100,000.
Because the rules are so
complex, explaining the
intricacies of the AMT is
beyond the scope of this arti-
cle and you should consult
your tax advisor. However,
there are several points you
should understand.
First, .the AMT calcula-
tion is separate from your
regular income tax calcula-
tion. If you think your situa-
tion may trigger the AMT,
you'll need to complete IRS
form 6251 with the help of
your tax advisor. Basically,
when the tax you calculate
on your Form 1040 is greater
than what you calculate on
your Form 6251, you pay the
amount from your Form
1040 (your regular income
tax). However, when the
amount you calculate on
Form 6251 is greater than
what you arrive at on your
Form 1040, you.must pay
the amount from the Form
1040 plus the AMT, which is
the difference between the
two calculations.
SHere's where the prob-
lem created by tax cuts
comes in. Ironically, because
the cuts reduced the
amounts individuals calcu-
late on their Forms 1040,
they've increased the possi-
bility that the amount a tax-
payer calculates on his or
her Form 1040 will be small-
er than his or her AMT cal-
culation, which means more
taxpayers are likely to be


First Time Home Buyers Seminar


Horton Homes of
Panama City is proud to
announce that on every first
and third Saturday of each
month there will be a collab-
oration with local mortgage,
real estate and,, property
appraisal professions to hold
a "First Time Home Buyers
Seminar," free to the public.
The seminar will be held
.at Horton Homes, 3220
Highway 77 North in
Panama City from 9:00 to
11:00 a.m. and is intended


to educate the first time
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Topics to be held with
Area Growth Trends, Your
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subject to the AMT.
Your chances of paying
the AMT increase if you have
several children, interest
deductions from second
mortgages, interest from pri-
vate activity bonds, large
capital' gains or high state
and local taxes. Exercising
incentive stock options may
also contribute to the likeli-
hood you'll owe AMT.


Q. I got a speeding ticket
recently. I heard you can pay
your ticket on-line now. Is
this true? What if you want
to go to traffic school to keep
from getting points on your
record. Can you pay on-line
and still sign up for the
class?
A: You can pay most gen-
eral traffic citations using a
VISA or MasterCard
credit/debit card at
http://www.myfloridacoun-
ty.com if you received your
ticket in one of the 35 Florida
counties which currently
offers this service.
Payment for a traffic
citation is due within 30 cal-
endar days of the citation
issue date. Any payments
made using the on-line ser-
vice must be made by mid-
night Eastern Standard Time
(EST) on the .last business
day prior to the 30th day
(Weekends are included in
this 30-day period). There is
typically a delay between the
time the citation is issued by
law enforcement and when it
is received by the Clerk's
Office in the appropriate
Florida county, usually no
more than three or four busi-
ness days. Bear this in mind,
since the 30-day time limit
still applies and any delay in
receiving the citation at the
Clerk's Office still counts
against the 30-day deadline.
The on-line payment
system at www.myflorida-
county.com provides the
option of electing to take
Defensive Driving School


Predicting whether you'll
ever face the AMT is difficult
but you should be prepared
to discuss the possibility
with your tax advisor as you
keep an eye out for future tax
cuts.
This article was provided
by Alan McCurley of A.G.
Edwards & Sons, Inc.,
Member SIPC. 877-921-
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(DDS). This option can only
be used once during a 12-
month period and only five
times during the driver's life-
time. When the DDS election
option is selected, an on-line
affidavit will appear, and the
driver must select either
"ACCEPT" or "DECLINE."
Drivers must meet the
conditions of the affidavit
and complete DDS within the
allocated time. Drivers who
have completed DDS are
responsible for providing
proof of completion to the
Clerk's Office. Several
Defensive Driving schools
can be accessed on-line, or a
list of schools can be' found
a : t
www.hsmv.state.fl.us/ddl/b
dis.html.
SDrivers using website
www.myfloridacounty.com; to
pay citations within 72 hours
of the 30-day deadline are
strongly urged to print and
keep a copy of the receipt in
their car. The receipt has a
date and time stamp to pro-
vide proof of payment within
the 30-day deadline. Just as
there is a time delay between
law enforcement and the'
Clerk's Office when the cita-
tion is issued, there can be a
time delay from the Clerk's
Office to the Florida
Department of Highway
Safety and Motor Vehicles to
reflect payment of the cita-
tion.
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Port St. Joe Lions Club
President Jim Norton pre-
sented a check in the
amount of $230 to Friends of
the Gulf County Public
Libraries, Inc. President
Dwan Hightower on behalf of
the Club and in Honor of the
Late Judge Bob Moore.
"Bob was Gulf County
Judge and an active Lion for
many years. Bob was very


much a "personality" and
never met a stranger.
The club wanted to keep
Bob's memory alive, and
thought that this was a very
worthwhile way of doing so."
said Mr. Norton.
The money will be used
to purchase sleeves for
library cards. A new hold-
er/sleeve will be given out
with each library card to
card holders.


Joe State Park contributed
an informative and well dis-
played slide presentation on
the flora and fauna of our
cape peninsula. The pic-
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exciting natural beauty, of
plants, trees and flowers
brought "ohhhs and ahhhs"
from the members.
Deer, coyotes, raccoons,
bobcats and the colorful
variety of feathered friends
captured on film the glori-
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by Elizabeth Holder
The adage "times were
hard" has been said over and
over again to describe
numerous eras throughout
history.
War, disease, natural
disasters, death all events


that cause observers to
shake their head in realiza-
tion of the difficulty that
some face due to life's twists
and turns.
Children of Gulf and
Franklin counties got a first-
hand view of "hard times" at


the Constitution Convention
Museum State Park in Port
St. Joe.
Students took a glance
into the past, and saw what
life held for those who lived
here in the 1830's-1840's
during the annual "Living


Students from Carrabelle gather around the soap presentation where a demonstration mak-
ing lye soap was given. Students learned that lye soap was used to clean everything from clothes
to floors. They also learned that after soap is hardened (above) it cannot be used for six months.


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butter churning to house
building, volunteers recreat-
ed one skill throughout 11
different stations and gave a
presentation that explained
what life would have been
like over 200 years ago.
"Yuck, this stuff needs
salt," exclaimed Katie Wood,
a 10-year old Carrabelle stu-
dent, in reference to the
churned butter.
Students realized that
life in the past would have
consisted of work, work and
more work. And while some
frowned in disapproval, oth-
ers enjoyed the presentation.
'This fur is cool, its so
soft," said Megan Newell, 11-
year old student from Brown
Elementary.
The fur station was one
of the most popular stations
with numerous skins for the
students to feel and hold.
The recreated .stations
included the fur presenta-
tion, a turpentine demon-
stration, which described
how turpentine was extract-
ed from the pines, a house-
building presentation, a but-
ter-churning table, a home-
made cooking demonstration
which used iron skillets to
cook chili and pancakes, a
log fire set up with a tent for
students to explore, .a lye
soap demonstration, a quilt-
ing table with an old sewing
machine, a basket weaving
area and a grease demon-
stration which was used for
fried foods and last but not
least, a presentation set up
to show students different
games played by children of
the time.
"The stuff she was mak-
ing was pretty," said Ali
Holzhausen, a 10-year-old
from Carrabelle Elementary
after seeing the basket-weav-
ing.
Bill Wilkinson, park
ranger for the Constitution


State Park, has put the event
on for the past three years.
"We hope that everyone
who visits walks away with a
feeling of what life used to be
like, to sense how things


of Florida's request to join
the Union.
"We want students to
know their history and what
life was like then," said
Wilkinson. "We want to cre-


Students from Brown Elementary in Eastpoint gather around
to observe the carpentry demonstration.


were like at one time,"
Wilkinson said.
The history presentation
is held during January of
each year to celebrate the
anniversary of Florida's con-
stitution being ratified.
On Jan. 11, 1839 the
ratification of the constitu-
tion was voted in and sent to
the people for approval. This
day was also the anniversary


ate a bridge to the past fir
students of today."
Trying to imagine lie
prior to electricity, runnirg
water and so many of tie
luxury items of today'is difi-
cult.
And now students if
Gulf and Franklin counties
have a point of reference b
describe "hard times."


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third Thursday of every
month so that the people ef
Gulf County will have tie
opportunity to discuss h
person issues of concern tb
them.
Congressman Boyds
staff has been trained b
assist constituents with a
variety of issues related x
various federal agencies. It s
important to the
Congressman that his staff
makes themselves available
to those who are not able b
travel to either his Pariana
City or Tallahassee offices.
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Gulf County Courthouse
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to 11:30 a.m.

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By S. Brady Calhoun
The members of Long
Avenue Baptist Church are
sharing God's love and
Michael Jordan's sport with
area children.
About 130 boys and girls
in first through sixth grades
from Apalachicola, Port St.
Joe, and Wewahitchka take
part in Upward Basketball.
This is the eighth season
that Long Avenue has held
the program. The season
started in December and will
finish in February.
The main purpose of the
program is let children know


Basketball Scores Big at Long Avenue


that, "the lord Jesus loves
them," said Pastor Bruce
Duty. "The motto is that
every child is a winner," Duty
added.
Upward Basketball
coaches teach the funda-
mentals of basketball and
the fundamentals of the Holy
Bible. Each week, the stu-
dents are supposed to mem-
orize a Bible verse.
"We want to just invest
in helping to make healthy
families," Duty said.
The basketball games
are second to the savior and
building confidence in


youngsters. In fact, officials
don't keep score at any
game. Lady Bears Coach Kim
Duty, Bruce's wife, said that
even though there isn't an
official score, kids keep score
in their heads.
"It's amusing," Kim said.
The Lady Bears are com-
posed of seven first-and-sec-
ond graders. The girls want
to shoot all the time, Kim


fits of that," Bruce said.
The games are held on
Friday nights in Long
Avenue's gym. Parents and
grandparents are usually
there to cheer their young-
sters on. One Lady Bear was
mortified at how much her
mother supported her, Kim
said.
"My mom is embarrass-
ing me," the girl said.


Upward Basketball boys learn
bling the ball down the court


the fundamentals of drib-


Upward basketball girls go for the rebound.


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fight for a rebound.


All boys and girls ages
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competition for the 2005
Knights of Columbus Free
Throw Championship. The
local competition will be held
Saturday, January 22th, 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.
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International champions are
announced by the Knights of
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headquarters based on
scores from. the state-level
competitions. All bdys and
girls 10 to 14 years old are
eligible to participate and will
compete in respective age
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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-
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For additional questions, call
Karl Bowen at 899-1245.
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said. Often they ignore rules,
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"They do a great job of
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Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks 3-0 In District


BAY 73 PORT ST. JOE 62
THURSDAY, JANUARY 13
The host Tornadoes
opened the second-half in a
hurry and pulled away
again late in taking a non-
district game from the
Sharks.
After taking a six-point
lead in the first eight min-
utes, the Sharks faced a
33-31 halftime deficit
which quickly grew to 42-
33 with 5:30 to play in the
third quarter as Bay scored
nine of the second half
first eleven points.
The Sharks pulled to
within two points, 54-52,
in the fourth quarter but
Bay pulled away in the
final minutes for the victo-
ry.


Trey Gainer scored 20
points for Bay to lead all
scorers. The Tornadoes had
just one other player in
double figures, but had 10
players contribute points.
Senior Randall
Johnson led the Sharks
with 16 points, with Mike
Quinn chipping in 10 and
Ash Larry nine.
Bay won the junior var-
sity tilt 65-56. Ramon
Beard led Port St. Joe with
20 points.
Score by Quarters
PSJ 20 11 14 17-62
Sharks 14 19 19 21-73
PSJ (62)- Quinn 10, Larry 9,
Rouse 12, Sanders 3, Parker 6,
Harris 2, Johnson 16, Larry 4.
Bay (73)- Gainer 20, Vogler 10,
Wade 1, Jones 5, Smith 8, Hayes
7, Shields 4, Wright 6, Clemo 3,


Port St. Joe High School head basketball coach Derek Kurnitsky
reacts to a three-pointer by a member of his team while facing Bay
High School.


Port St. Joe's Mike Quinn (11) in action against Bay High.


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SATURDAY, JANUARY 15TH'
Cottondale led the
entire game before relin-
quishing the lead with four
minutes to go and the
Sharks out-lasted
Cottondale for the win in a
district contest.
Port St. Joe is now 3-0
in the District 2-3A play,
two games in front of the
rest of the district.
Cottondale fell to 3-2 in
the district.
Randall Johnson
scored 11 of his game-high
26 points in the fourth
quarter to pace a 15-6
quarter for the Sharks as
they closed out the win in
the final minutes.
Among his 26 points,
Johnson dropped three 3-
pointers, the only points
from beyond the arc for the
Sharks.
Reshard Rouse added
10 points for the Sharks.:
Only one other player,
Cottondale's Zack
Henderson, with 10 points,
scored in double figures in
the game.
The Sharks host
Blountstown Friday night


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Score by Quarters
CHS 15 19 13 6-53
PSJ 11 19 12 15-357
CHS (53)- Henderson 10,
Gardner 7,m Russ 11,m Gray 4,
Speights 1, Bellamy 7, Dickens
5, Smith 4, White 4.
PSJ (57)- Quinn 6, Larry 6,
Johnson 26, Rouse 10, Parker 8,
Beard 1.


Port St. Joe's Randall Johnson (13) keeps the ball away from Bay
High's Rodney Hayes Jan 13 during the Sharks' 73,- 62 loss.


Lady Sharks Losing District Battle
SNEADS 62, PORT ST. JOE 26, Score by Quarters dropped to 4-7 overall and
THURSDAY, JANUARY 13TH PSJ 6 4 9 7-26 3 in district play.
Playing much of the Sneads 23 17 15 7-62 Lindsey Jenkins pick
game without leading scorer PS (6)- Clemmons.11, Sowell some of the scoring sla
6, Jenkihfs 6, Pryor 2, Smiley 1. up some of the scoring sla
Gekeela Clemmons, who was Sneads (62)- Raines 20, Lewis with a team-high 14 point
sat down in a coach's deci- 13, Harvey 10, Holmes 10, Simone Smiley had fo
sion, the Lady Sharks were Douglas 2, Pullen 4, Mitchell 2, points and nine rebounds.
overpowered by host Sneads Foster 1. The coming week is
in a district game. COTTONDALE 56, PORT ST. JOE tough one for the La
Sneads opened a 17- 26. Sharks, who played Mosl
point lead in the opening SATURDAY, JANUARY 15TH Tuesday night at The Don
stanza and simply stretched With leading scorer host Wewahitchka
the margin from that point. Gekeela Clemmons watching Thursday and then travel
The Lady Sharks failed from the bench, the Lady Bay C nty t take
to score double-digits in any Sharks stayed within strik- Bay County to take
single quarter. ing distance through the first Arnold on Friday.
-Clemmons led the Lady half. Score by Quarters


Sharks with 11 points before
heading to the pine, with
Simone Smiley adding nine
rebounds.
The loss dropped the
Lady Sharks to 4-6 overall,
1-2 in district play.


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Lady Sharks dropped their
second-straight district
game.
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2004-2005 SPORTS SCHEDULE

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GIRLS
January 20, Home,
WEWAHITCHKA, 6:00 PM ET
January 21, Home,
ARNOLD, 6:00 PM ET

BOYS
January 21, Home,
BLOUNTSTOWN, 6:30/8:00 E.T.
January 22, Home,
kL CfHIPLEY, 6:30/8:00 E.T.


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GIRLS
January 20, Away,
BOZEMAN, 5:00 pm E.T.
January 21, Home,
RICKARDS, 7:00 pm E.T.

BOYS
January 20, Away,
BOZEMAN, 7:00 pm E.T.
January 22, Home,
E. GADSDEN, 12:00 pm E.T.


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Port St. Joe High School


SRandall
Johnson
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Senior forward,
S'led the Sharks
with 16 points in
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S scored a game-
high 26 points in
a district win over Cottondale, includ-
ing 11 in a pivotal fourth-quarter
rush to victory.


Simone
Smiley
Coach Kenny
Parker cited
Smiley's effort
and work on the
boards in naming


S,.i her his player of
Sthe week. Despite
a week of some turmoil, the freshman
forward pulled down nine rebounds
against Sneads and nine again
against Cottondale, while adding four
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Tigers Pounce on Gators
BLOUNTSTOWN 69, WEWAHITCHKA 28 "They were a good with nine.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 14TH team and we were off our The Gators are 3-7
The Gators were just game," said Gator coach overall, 0-5 in District 2
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speed o0 me Tigers, as iney nave some size,
Blountstown powered to some speed and they
an early lead and never jumped out early and we


looked back.
The Gators failed to
reach double digits in any
single quarter.


The Port St. Joe base-
ball team will get their 2005
season underway on
February 12th with a 100
inning and alumni game. A
week later, the Sharks will
host a pre-season classic on
February 18-19.
It is time for past sup-
porters to renew their com-
mitment for fence signs for
the upcoming season. The
renewal fee is $100, and can
be sent to head coach,
Chuck Gannon, at Port St.
Joe Elementary School at
the following address: Port
St. Joe Baseball, 2201 Long
Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL
32456.


could never respond."
Demetrius Baker led
the Gators with 10 points,
Johnny Jones chipping in


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the fee is $300. Please have
the business information to
Coach Gannon as soon as
.possible so the signs can be
ordered.
"Port St. Joe baseball is
very thankful to all our sup-
porters and the continual
growth of such a tremen-
dous group. We are grateful
for the continued support
you show to our program. I
hope to see you at the ball-
park," said Coach Gannon.
For more information,
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A Monday game
against R.F. Munroe was
cancelled due to the holi-
day.
The Gators travel to
Aucilla Christian on
Thursday and host
Cottondale in a district
game on Friday.
Score by Quarters
BHS 16 26 15 12-369
Gators 9 8 6 5-528
BHS (69)- Grant 15, Watson 10,
Warren 11, Byrd 6, Simmons 6,
Edwards 4, Guilford 3, Williams
4, Wilson 7..
WHS (28)- Myers 2 Goodwin 2,
Jones 9, Baker 10,, Bidwell 5.
Registration for
Wewa Dixie
Youth Baseball
and Softball
There will be a
Wewahitchka Dixie Youth
Baseball /Softball
Registration held on
Saturday, January 22nd
and January 29th, at the
Wewa Elementary School
cafeteria from 9:00 a.m. to
12:00 noon.
Applications may also
be submitted from 2:00 to
4:00 p.m., at Emerald Coast
Credit Union in
Wewahitchka or to Misty
Harper at Wewahitchka
Elementary School.
The cost of registration
will be $40 for the first child;
$35 for second sibling, and
$30 for each additional sib-
ling.
A late registration fee of
$5 per child will be added to
the cost of registration after
January 31st.
To be eligible to play, the
child must be at least five
years of age on or before
August 1st.


Sharks
PORT ST. JOE 4, CHIPLEI
TUESDAY, JAN. 11TH
Mike Sparks was
in goal and scored o
penalty kick as host Por
Joe shut out the Tigers.
Mica Ashcraft sta
the scoring with a goal
free kick in the opening
minutes.
Jimmy Curry assi
on a pair of goals, one
Kurtis Krum, the other
the foot of Jeremy Baxle
stake the Sharks to a
lead in the second half.,
Sparks, who made e
saves in goal, added
final goal on a penalty k
"We had a good ga
said coach Tom Cu


Shut-Out Opponents
r 0 "Mike Sparks was very good for a tough slate against
in goal." larger schools in the coming
solid PORT ST. JOE 3, JOHN PAUL 0 weeks, they switched align-
)n a SATURDAY, JAN. 15TH ments.
t St. For the second weekend Having previously used
in a row, the Sharks and four defenders, three mid-
.rted John Paul met in the pour- fielders and three forwards,
on a ing rain, with the visiting the Sharks went to a 4-4-2
g 45 Sharks shutting out the alignment against John
Tallahassee private school. Paul.
sted Kurtis Krum opened the "We think it will help our
e by scoring with an assist from attack," said coach Tom
r off Jimmy Curry, who also Curry. "It was something a
y, to assisted on a goal by Mica little different. We are get-
3-0 Ashcraft, which closed out ting ready for the schools
2 .. the scoring. ahead on our schedule."
eight Sandwiched between Curry also noted the
the thbse goal, goalie Mike defensive play of Sam Cox
ick. Sparks punched through a and Andrew Carrington.
me," penalty kick. The Sharks are now
irry. As the Sharks prepare 9-4-1.


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GIRLS
Januaur 20, A\\a\,
PORT ST. JOE, 3:30.,5:00 CT.
January 21, A\\ay,
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January 24, A\\ay,
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AUCLLA, 5:00/6:30 CT.
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REMEMBER US TO
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When Gina Meizner and
her husband William came to
Port St. Joe, they did not
plan to stay. She wanted to
be near her mother until her
baby was born and just
relax. After that, they
planned to go back to New
York where their careers
were flourishing. He was an
actor and she had been a
clown, a stand up comic, an
actress and her directing
career was taking off. She
even wrote a play "Fifteen
Minutes a Week" which was
produced at the 43rd St.
Theatre. "I always loved per-
forming and first got the act-
ing bug in college." she said.
Her credits now fill an entire
page but the most important
roles she said she had were
Vivian in "Love, Sex, and The
IRS" and Constanze in
"Amadeus" at the
Kaleidoscope Theatre and
Rosencrantz in "Rosen-
crantz and Guildenstern are


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Deaa on Queens Main
Stage. Her husband, William
also acted in "Amadeus" and
in 'The Nerd."
*TELL ALL THE GANG ON
42ND STREET THAT WE
WILL SOON BE THERE*
They came for a visit, not
to stay in Port St. Joe. They
missed their careers and
their friends in New York.
About the time they were due
to go back, Gina was devas-
tated with the news that she


naa breast cancer. Sohe
decided to stay here near her
mother to fight the cancer,
but that wasn't the only rea-
son they stayed. The main
reason was that the people
here were so nice and decid-
ed they would miss them
more than her friends in New
York. Also, she wanted to
stay and help Port St. Joe
develop a Community
Theatre group that would
have fun, expose people to


Theatre and get people
involved, so that they could
provide quality entertain-
ment locally.
*SAY OUR GOODBYES TO
BROADWAY CUS, WE'VE
DECIDED TO UNPACK*
So they unpacked every-
thing and set up housekeep-
ing here. Since then, they've
been involved in the commu-
nity in various ways. They
were both in a dinner theatre
Gina produced at the Fish
House Restaurant, and she
has performed in many local
productions, including the


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January 30th


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Play Part Theatre's "Red
Stocking Review" at the
Panama City Civic Center; "A
Marriage Proposal,"
"Stephanie's Arena" and
'The Ice Man," all at the
Dixie Theatre; "Lettice and
Lovage" at the Kaleidoscope
Theatre; "A Chance Meeting"
and "Single and Proud," and
"Sylvia" at the Martin
Theatre.
Gina also has just fin-
ished teaching a class at the
elementary school sponsored
by the G.A.L.A. organization.
The classes lasted six weeks,
two times a week culminat-
ing in a performance.
The next play she will be
performing in will be a main
stage production, "Lend Me a
Tenor." It will play at the
Martin Theatre in Panama
City weekends beginning
Feb. 4 and ending Feb. 18.
There will be Sunday mati-
nees with a brunch and the
production of the 11th and
12th will be dinner theatres.
For more information call
Martin Theatre, 763-8080,
405 Harrison Ave.
*WE'RE GOING TO STAY
IN PORT ST. JOE AND
WE'RE NEVER GOING
BACK*
I've always wanted to go
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will. It's in my "someday" file
and. will probably stay there.
However a thought just
occurred to me. Why should
we go all the way to New York
to see plays, when with the
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January and February are
the months to sign up for
any tax exemptions which
might be applicable. Colbert
said, "If you are a permanent
Florida resident and were
residing on your property
before January 1, 2005, you
have until March 1, 2005, to
apply for any of the exemp-
tions for which you might be
entitled."
These tax exemptions
include homestead, senior,
disability, widow, widower,
veteran's disability, agricul-
ture, churches, charitable
and non-profit. When filing
an application, Florida law
requires that you present the
warranty deed, Florida dri-
ver's license (both spouses),
Florida resident auto regis-
tration (all autos), Gulf
County voter registration
and social security numbers.
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senior exemption must pre-
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reached 65 years of age on or
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their total household income
must meet statutory guide-
lines. Those applying for any
disability exemptions must
also meet the statutory
guidelines pertaining to the
exemption.
If anyone needs more
information or has any ques-
tions, stop by the Property
Appraiser's office in the
courthouse or call 229-6115.
Colbert also added that any-
one who could not come by
the office could call him and
he would be glad to come to
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bedroom was too plush.
He couldn't press his
foot hard enough on the
pedal to beckon his servant
from downstairs.
Capone asked "Johnny"
what he was going to do
about it.
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scalpel, sliced a small inci-
sion in that swanky rug, cre-
ating enough of an opening
to press the pedal, but one
no one else would ever
notice.
Not all the memories are
good the mugging of his
wife in Miami compelled the
move to Wewahitchka in
1972. There remains a long-
ing when he talks of their
Christmas Day wedding
nearly 77 years ago.
But, by and large, this
man of so many interests
and abilities have we gotten
to his painting of the East
and West Bay bridges in Bay
County marries story with
a chuckle.
Take his nickname.
Johns always greeted
everybody as "Doc." One day,
one of his grandchildren, at
age two and out of respect
mixed with mimicry, called
him Daddy Doc. The moniker
stuck.
"He's funny, he's very
entertaining," said Robin


Lester of Wewahitchka.
A lover of poetry, also.
"Hereditary," Johns said,
noting his father's love of
poems.
Johns has volumes of
the stuff, and his photo
albums contain poems writ-
ten by grandchildren and
Sgreat-grandchildren to mark
his birthdays when they
begin with "9" they're pretty
much milestones.
"-e used to be able to
quote all kinds of poems, just
ramble them off," said Linda
Chumney, who with her hus-
band, Mike, has become part
of the Johns family.
What started as com-
muning at church grew to
something far more special,
Mike helping the man with
six daughters with all sorts
of work.
Johns, proudly, again
and again, noted that Mike
was a stout 6-foot-7, 200-
plus pounds.
"My husband is like his
son, like the son he never
had," Chumney said with a
laugh.
NO SECRETS TO LONG
LIFE
Daddy Doc still stews up
his own brand of barbecue
sauce the recipe is one he
came up with more than 50
years ago and can speak
about grafting plants and
flowers as if standing in a
greenhouse.
The roses in his front
yard used to lure admirers.
He has grafted, in his yards
in Miami and Wewahitchka,
peaches, mangoes and avo-
cados.
"He's very good .with
flowers," Lester said.
"Anyone around here who
has a problem, he knows
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favorite suit jacket or hunt-
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looking forward to the
shindig in July, When he hits
triple digits.
And if his family isn't
careful, he's liable to drive
himself over to Callaway and
the church where the party
will be convened.
There are no secrets to
longevity, Johns said, as the
inquirer sought to deduce
how they might live to Johns'
jaunty state of mind and
matter.
"The man upstairs has
been good to me," Johns
said. "When I joined the
church, I stopped smoking,
drinking and cussing. I think
that helped."
Then he laughed.


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the young age of 98.


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Gulf Coast Electric w Fi' a I direct disadvantaged families
Cooperative recently pre- in resolving immediate prob-
sented a donation to the lems by providing assistance
Family Service Agency. with food, rent, utilities,
The National Cooperative .s, medication and clothing.
Services Corporation :' ::,..,-:: The agency has been instru-
Community Outreach ; mental in the success of
Program provided the dona- Project Helping Hanti, an
tion. NCSC established the 'i assistance program devel-
program to offer assistance oped by Gulf Coast Electric
to NCSC cooperative mem- to provide emergency assis-
bers in Florida and Alabama tance to its members who
in the wake of recent hurri- -. cannot afford to pay their
canes and tornadoes. NCSC :: utility bills, by selecting the
allocated nearly $30,000 to recipients of the assistance
the Community Outreach monies.
Program. Each of 18 electric The National Cooperative
cooperatives in Alabama and i .' :, Services Corporation is a pri-
Florida, including GCEC,, I i.- vately funded, member-
received $1,650 to be donat- owned cooperative. NCSC
ed to a charity of their provides electric cooperatives
choice. with specialized financing
Family Service Agency is Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative Manager of Marketing and services that supplement the
a United Way Agency. Their Member Services Michael White presents a $1,650 donation to financial services of the
mission is to socially and the Family Service Agency. Accepting the donation on behalf of National Rural Utilities
economically assist and the agency is Diane Wise. Cooperative Finance


North Florida Doll Show 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
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
appraised for $3.00 per item.
There will also be a raffle
table, and donation table


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the show.


Senior Citizen's 2005 Valentine's


Registration is now open
for the 33rd Annual
Valentine's Day Pageant.
This year's pageant will be
held on February 12th, at
6:00 p.m. CST.
This much anticipated,
and always popular event is
co-sponsored by Gulf County
Senior Citizen's Association
and the Wewahitchka
Elementary School, with all
proceeds benefitting pro-
grams for the county's elder-
ly.
The entrance fee is
$15.00 and registration
forms may be picked up from
the offices of any Gulf
County school or at the
Senior/Community Centers

Three Scholarships to be

Awarded by Gulf County

Supervisor of Elections
Linda Griffin, Gulf
County Supervisor of
Elections, has announced
that the Florida State
Association of Supervisors of
Elections will award three
scholarships for $1,200 each
at their summer conference
in June of this year.
To be eligible for the
FSASE scholarship, the stu-
dent must be either a politi-
cal science/public adminis-
tration major or a journal-
ism/mass communication
major.
The student must be
enrolled or accepted as a
full-time student in a senior
college or university in
Florida. No post-graduate or
second degree students are
eligible. Applications must
be turned in to the elections
office by March 26.
To find out more about
the scholarships and addi-
tional eligibility require-
ments, interested students
can call the Gulf County
elections office at 229-6117
or 639-5069 or come by the
office located in room 122 of
the Gulf County Courthouse.



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Joe. Registration forms and
entry fees may be
turned in at the
child's school or either
of the centers. The
deadline for registra-
tion is Friday,
February 4th, and no
late registrants will be
allowed.
The competition is
open to all kinder-
garten through twelfth
grade girls in any Gulf
County (public or pri-


vate) school. There are five
separate divisions, of compe-
titions -
Little Miss
Sweetheart:
Kindergarten
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?1"' grade; Little
Miss Valentine:
2nd and 3rd
graders; Miss
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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.
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Queen: 7th through 9th
grades and Miss Gulf County
Valentine Queen: grades 10
through 12. Each division
winner will be crowned.
Contestants will be
judged on qualities of inner
beauty as well as outward
appearance, poise, compo-
sure, modeling and respons-
es to on-stage questions.
For additional informa-
tion, contact Sara Allen or
Sandy Lieberman at Gulf
County Senior Citizen's
Association, 229-8466.

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Cape San Bias 866 654-0999
Carrabelle 800 613-5962
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SIi Receives New Furniture


New furniture is being
received throughout this
week for every resident room
at Bay St. Joseph Care &
Rehab Center as part of it's
ongoing upgrade and renova-
tion. There are new electric
beds, mattresses, over the
bed tables, bedside tables,
three drawer dressers with
mirrors and four drawer
dressers.
After the hurricanes, it
became doubtful that new
furniture was in the future.
Evacuations are costly and a
tremendous load financially


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and emotionally. However,
after careful consideration, it
was determined that new
furniture would be pur-
chased, regardless. Bay St.
Joseph will always put it's
residents first and this is no
exception.
The old furniture is
being sold at very low prices.
Sales will go toward the con-
struction of a gazebo for the
courtyard. The gazebo will be
another location for resi-
dents and their families to go
to visit or have a picnic.


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School News.m Morgan is Seven
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Report cards were sent
ome on Friday, January 14.
anyone would like to
schedule a parent/teacher
conference, please call 227-
211. Parents can view their
child's grades online. See
indy Belin for a password.
The Florida Writes test
ill be given to all 8th
waders on Tuesday,
february 8.


Progress reports for this
grading period -will be sent
home on Tuesday, February
8.
The middle school's
spelling bee will be held on
Wednesday, February 9 dur-
ing 5th and 6th periods.
School will not be held
on Monday, February 21 due
to President's Day.


Morgan Gant turned
seven on January 15th and
celebrated her special day
with a trip to Disney World.
Morgan had a whirlwind
day visiting the Epcot
Center, MGM Studios, and
the Magic Kingdom. While
there, she saw many Disney
characters including Mickey,
Minnie, Pluto, Pocahontas,


Lilo, Stitch, Belle and Beast.
She opted not to collect any
autographs because she
wanted to stand in line for
rides and not signatures.
Morgan is the daughter
of Natalie Gant and the
granddaughter of Adrian and
Gloria Gant. All of Port St.
Joe.


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Seeks Bus Drivers


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The Gulf County School
System has immediate open-
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vers.
A bus driver training
class 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
fee.
All applicants must be
fingerprinted, take a bus dri-
ver physical, and be drug
tested before being approved
by the School Board as a dri-
ver.
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.
Anyone who is interested
or need more information,
call Carolyn at the Gulf
County Adult School at 227-
1744.


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on January 13th.


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with family and friends.


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LOTS FOR SALE

Knowles Avenue Port St. Joe


t. Preston Russ, Broker
Open Floor Plan. Brick
Home with great landscap-
.. !ing, fenced yard, pool,


cathedral


ceilings.


S3BR/2BA, eat-in kitchen and
more. Only $339,000


Great Commercial ..
Location. Prime spot on
corner downtown Port St.i .
Joe. Large building that -'. :---
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space for more than one ,
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OTHER PROPERTIES:

Lots at Southgate
Lots at Palm Breeze
Bayview lot along C-30
Bayview Home on C-30
Gulf View Townhomes at Cape San Bias


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Lovely Brick Home on
large corner lot. 3 BR/3
BA, LR & Family Room
w/fireplace. Fenced back
yard with bay view. New
appliances. Extra driveway
for boat or RV.


St. Joe Land Company is soliciting proposals from all parties interested in acquiring
eight lots, 15 22 in Block 35 within the City of Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida. Each
of the (approximately 75' x 80') lots are located on the west side of Knowles Avenue -
just south of its intersection with Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard (Highway 71). All
parties interested in obtaining a copy of the Request for Proposal should contact Mitch
Burke at (850)229-2906. All bids shall be delivered to Mitch Burke, St. Joe Land
Company, 301 East 1st Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 on or before 5:00 PM EST January
28, 2005. Visit www.stjoeland.com for more information.







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St. Joe Land Company is under no obligation to sell any property offered hereby


Established 1 937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years


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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, January 20, 2005 3B


Front row left to right: Katie Lacour, Jadia Miles, Alex King, C. J. Butts, Aqdrew Burke, and
Carson Elliott. Back row left to right: Autumn Merriell, Megan Pace, Ashley Robinson, Nichole
Spilde, Ashton Davis, and Jessica Hopper. Not available for picture: Stephanie Bell, Lisa Davis,
Bryce Frazier, Brandon Moore, and Michael Redman "", '"

Port St. Joe Elementary


School's Fun 'n Learning Gang


Several fifth grade stu-
dents participated in an
after-school enrichment pro-
gram they attended once a
week from October through
December under the direc-
tion of Sharon Watson.


The students accessed
the FCAT Explorer website to
prepare for the FCAT test in
March. Each student
researched and wrote a short
report about "Inventions"
which was the focus of a


class project that was cap-
tured on DVD. Some of the
students were rewarded with
a trip to Panama City for
lunch at the Gulf Club Cafe
for their hard work.


Has anyone seen the
garden that students have
been growing with the gener-
ous support and help of Roy
Lee Carter? There will be a
lunch for these young farm-
ers January 26 using prod-
ucts from the garden pro-
ject-collards, cauliflower,
greens, cabbage, broccoli,
and onions. Louise Jones,
working with the Cooperative
Extension Program of Gulf
County, will cook the garden
project vegetables long with
some delicious fried chicken.
Parents and friends will sup-
ply drinks and desserts. This
will be a fitting end to a very
successful fall garden
The PTF organization is
interested in increasing par-
ticipation of parents and
grandparents. Each time you
attend a PTF meeting, you
will earn an entry into a
drawing to be held at the end
of April for a free month of
tuition. Also, the class with
the most parents each meet-


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News Column
ith Christian School
ing will earn a coupon for a
lunch item. Preschool class-
es will win an equal but dif-
ferent prize because of their
short day. Their next meet-
ing will be held the first
Monday in February.
Each year the communi-
ty generously supports FCS
through contributions
directed to the teachers
through the Angel Program.
The teachers use these funds
to purchase supplies that
enhance the learning envi-
ronment in their classrooms.
If you know of someone or a
business that would like to


contribute to this fund,
please let our PTF president,
Teni Nelson, or the school
office know.
Report cards for the first
semester of the 2004-2005
year went home on January
13. Please sign and return
them, and call 229-6707 if
you wish to meet with your
child's teacherss. The first
three week progress report of
the second semester will go
home on Thursday January
27. Friday, January 28 will
be Crazy Sock Day. Our
verse for this week is
Proverbs 4:2, "I give you
sound- learning, so do not
forsake my teaching."


ROSS E. TUCKER, CLU
i REGISTERED HEALTH UNDERWRITER
TUCKER LIFE-HEALTH
INSURANCE & ANNUITY, INC.
m e 850-9262200 OR 800-226-7005
m9 EU RETUCKER51@NETZERO.COM


Financial Aid Workshop at


PSJ High School, January 25


A general information
workshop about financial aid
will be presented by Gulf
Coast Community College on
Tuesday, January 25, at
5:30 p.m. ET at the Port St.
Joe ; High School Media


Center.
Students do not have to
attend Gulf Coast
Community College to bene-
fit from this information, and
are encouraged to bring
their parents to help under-


s taid the process of financial.
aid and other resources.
Students who, bring aa
parent. will receive fve.Gulf
County scholarship points
for attendance.


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Port St. Joe, Florida


For those interested in an exciting career in the Medical Field,
Call for details to Cathy Epps, LPN @ 850-229-8244x 11'8


LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION!
This home is on top of Beacon Hill with a very short walk across the street to the
beach. 2BR/2BA very well maintained. MLS#103401 $325,000
Call Carolfor more information 850-227-9600 or 850-227-4252
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Gulf Coast Realty
St. Joe Bay Office, 2010 Hwy C-30 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Toll Free (800) 451-2349 Mobile (850) 227-4252
E-mail Carol@C21GulfCoastRealty.com
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V6 AT PW/PL CD Spoiler
$13,995

2004 Mustang Convertible
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2003 Lincoln LS
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1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 4 Dr
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(Left to Right) Carmen Hill, Whitney Nixon, Anna Salzer and sponsor Angel Barbee shown
receiving a plaque from Pat Southern, President of the Resident Council at Bay St. Joseph.

Port St. Joe High Keyettes Adopt Bay St. Joseph Care Center Residents


SThe Keyettes have
learned so much from the
residents at Bay St. Joseph
Care Center they recently
adopted. "The girls have


appreciated this opportunity
to make the lives of the resi-
dents a little better." said
Angel Barbee, Keyette spon-
sor.


The Keyettes attended
the center's Christmas party,
sharing food, punch, holiday
music, and lots of love.


Port St. Joe Elementary
School & Wewahitchka
Elementary School
Thursday, January 20,
sloppy joe, french fries,
chocolate cake, bananas'.&
milk. Friday, January. 21l
pizza w/ground beef, tossed
salad w/ranch dressing,
pineapple chunks, & milk.
Monday, January 24, chick-
en and rice, turnip, greens,.
peaches, cornbread & milk.
Tfiesday, January 25, chili
con cane & beans, cole


slaw, crackers, bananas,
vanilla pudding & milk.
Wednesday, January 26,
beef taco, corn, peaches, let-
tuce & tomato, taco sauce &
milk.
Port St. Joe Middle
School & Port St. Joe
High School
Thursday, January 20,
chicken and rice, green
beans, pineapple chunks,
cornbread, peanut butter
cup, graham crackers &
milk. Friday, January 21,


pizza w/pork topping, tossed
salad w/ranch dressing,
pears, breadsticks & milk.
Monday, January 24, hot-
dog, french fries, carrot
sticks, bananas & milk.
Tuesday, January 25, chick-
en fajitas, shredded cheese,
lettuce & tomato, corn,
chocolate cake & milk.
Wednesday, January 26,
chili con came & beans,
shredded cheese, cole slaw,
crackers, vanilla pudding &
milk.
Wewahitchka Middle


Small Business Development School & Wewahitchka

Classes Offered at GCCC High School


The Gulf Coast
Community College Small
Business Development and
Veterans Business Outreach
Center will be offering sever-
al small business seminars
in January and February:
Steps to Starting a Small
Business (fee $15) will be
offered on Wednesday,
January 26 at the Jackson
County Agricultural Complex
in Marianna from 9:00 a.m.
to noon; Wednesday,
February 9 at Lynn Haven -
Bay County Small Business
Incubator from 8:30 to 11:30
a.m.;:. .. and. .-Thursday,
February 24 at GCCC" '
Gulf/Franklin Center in Port
St. Joe from 9:00 a.m. to
,noon.
Business Plan
Development, Parts I and II
(fee $45) will be offered on
Friday, February 11.and 25
at Lynn'Haven Bay County
Small Business Incubator
from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.; and
Thursday, February 17 and
March 3, at the Jackson
County Agricultural
Complex, Mardaiata from
9:00 a.m. to noon.
QulckBooks (fee $99),
will be offered on Thursday,
Saturday and "'Sunday,
February '5 and 6,'at Gulf
Coast Community College in
Papama City from 8:30 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m.
S, A.,A Loan 'Packaging
Seminar (fee $15) wll be
offered on XWednesday,
February 16, at Lynn Haven
Bay County Small Business
Incubator from 1:30 to 4:30
p.m.
Scholarships are avail-
able'for eligible veterans who
qualify under cooperative


agreement SBAHQ-99-O-
0003 with U.S.' Small
Business Administration,
University of Wesf Florida,
and Gulf Coast Community
College.
Reservations may be
made by contacting Gulf
Coast Community College,
Lifelong Learning Depart-
ment, 5230 U.S. Hwy 98,
Panama City, FL 32401.
For more information
call GCCC Lifelong Learning
-at 872-3823 or check our.
website at http://www.
iorthfloridabiz.com.


Thursday, January 20,
chicken and rice, corn on the
cob, pineapple chunks, corn-
bread, peanut butter cup,
graham crackers & milk.
Friday, January 21, pizza
w/pork topping, tossed salad
w/ranch dressing, pears,
breadsticks & milk. Monday,
January 24, hotdog, french
fries, carrot sticks, bananas
& milk. Tuesday, January
25, oven fried chicken,
mashed potatoes, carrot
sticks, peaches, rolls & milk.
Wednesday, January 26,
chili con care & beans, cole
slaw, crackers, bananas,
vanilla pudding & milk.


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107 Westcott Circle: Lovely 3
BR/2 BA home in great location
in Port St. Joe. Open great room
with fireplace, new carpet and
tile, split floor plan, enclosed
back porch. Kitchen has break-
fast bar with open dining area.
Offers approx 2190 square feet
of cozy living. Ride by today
and call Susie White 850-
227-4046 or 800-451-
2349 for an appointment
to view this lovely home.
MLS#101329.


225 Spruce Avenue,
Overstreet Home with
waterfront property. 2
BR/2 BA furnished mobile
home on 160'x230' lot.
Included in price is water-
front lot 77'x240', can
have dock. Country setting,
access to East Bay and
Gulf. Private subdivision
boat landing for launching
boats. $169,000
Contact Brenda Miller
850-227-5380


130 Money Bayou $575,000 Located just 8876 Hwy 98, Beacon Hill Great view!
off C30A, 1st Tier Beachside Remarks: Beautiful Has 3 BR/2 BA upstairs with entry from
beach cottage located on a 1st Tier Lot w/great Lightkeepers Dr. and 2 Br 2 Ba down with
gulf views, close to public beach, mahogany floor- entry from Hwy 98 Use as your home
ing, upscale appliances, master bedroom w/full upstairs and rent out downstairs, or use all
bath and half bath on main level, multiple use loft for yourself! Will look at offers prior to reno-
has full bath, outside shower, laundry, storage. vations. $695,000 MLS 101275 Call
FEMA available. MLS 102330 Ellen 850-227-5146


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


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


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


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


Bay View Home on C-30. 2 BR/2 BA
FEMA Flood Insurance available. Nice large
lot with great view of bay. Great place for
kayakers, bird watchers and nature enthusi-
ast. Call Mark Schultz at 850-227-
9600.






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


227 Nan Nook- $275,000 Mexico
Beach Area. Remarks: Located in Mexico
Beach, convenient to beaches, rental history
available, Three Bedroom, one bath, 2 car
paved parking, nice deck, stove, refrigerator
and storage building remain.
MLS#102079


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3 BR/1 BA home. Cute house on the corner of
Sailfish and Grouper Avenue. Large Lot
(135'xl 116')! Across the Street from park. Great
Starter Home or Winter Haven for those whom live
up north. Close to St. Joseph Bay. Highland View
is an area that is becoming a very popular area,
close to WindMark Beach (a St. Joe Land Co.
Development)! MLS#100808 CALL OR
EMAIL DEBORAH WRIGHT FOR ADDI-
TIONAL INFORMATION 850-229-1292
OR DEBBIEWRIGHT@GTCOM.NET.










41
616 Gulf Pines Drive Gorgeous 4 BR/3 BA
Gulfront home located in most prestigious subdivi-
sion. Federal Flood Insurance available. Has
never been on rental program. Enjoy magnificent
views of the Gulf of Mexico as well as breath tak-
ing sunsets while strolling on the white sandy
beaches. Great room features large well
equipped kitchen, gas fireplace, open living and
dining area, screened porch. Too many amenities
to list. By appointment only. Call Susie White
800-451-2349 or 850-227-
9600.MLS#101459 $1,695,000.00


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






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


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












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


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


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

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














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


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


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


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


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


$695,000 BEACHES


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


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


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First United Methodist Church

of PSJ Conducts Blood Drive
First United Methodist in Port St. Joe from 10:00
Church of Port St. Joe in a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET in the
concert with Northwest church parking lot on .
Florida Blood Center will Dri
Constitution Drive. .a


Wednesday,, January 26. Everyone is encouraged
The bloodmobile will be to go and give blood.

Bright Side Gospel Singers at

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

New Harvest Fellowship

Church Revival January 23-26


New Harvest Fellowship
Church, located on Highway
71, two miles north of
Wewahitchka, will be holding
revival beginning on:January
23, at 6:00 p.m. CT and con-
tinuing each night with ser-
vices starting at' 7:00 p.m.
CT through Wednesday,
January 26. i



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Pastor Charles Jackson,
Jr. of Dellwood will be pre-
senting the message.
Everyone is invited to
attend and expect to receive
a great blessing.
For more information,
contact Bob Davis at 639-
4853 or Pastor Eddie Causey
at 639-6191.

Victory First Born

Holiness Celebrates

Anniversary

The Junior Womens
Department of Victory
Temple First Born Holiness
Church will be celebrating
their 9th Anniversary on
Sunday, January 23, at
11:30 a.m.
Guest speaker will be
Missionary Alisa Davis of


L6ng Avenue Baptist Church
, .Tcbichig Lives...
S' Onef eart At A Time
1601 LongAvenue Port St.Joe,FL
S229-8691
A- community of Worship. Work.
and Witness to the glory of God
Sunday Messages 1/23
AM Joint Worship @ 10:30 with GBC
PM:,, The Daiinci Deception
Run to Win,..The Bible says, "Run in
such a way that you might win," I Cor 9:24.
Life was never meant to be a spectator
"sport." You may not have been the coach's
prize player on your team as a child (result-
ing in sitting on the bench), but in God's
economy no one is to be on the bench.
The Apostle Paul knew that life,
work, & ministry require active partici-
pation with an umph! So, run to win! Get
off the Lazy-boy & get busy. Volunteer, aid
your. spouse, arise early & pray, serve with
passion, etc. Life may not be a sprint, but a
marathon gives us more of a chance to enjoy
the scenery, as we go anyway.
Worship on Sunday: ll:00am and 7:00pm
Bible Study on Sunday: 9:45am and 5:00pm
Worship on Wednesday: 7:00pm


1 The Potter's House
WHERE BROKEN VESSELS ARE MADE NEW
Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
850-639-5993 850-639-4588
636 5:.i d ,.t l:l*, i'0:.t Office'Box 631 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
SERVICE SCHEDULE
Sunday Morning Worship & Sunday
.. I School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday. Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
\\edrnesida Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.
:'- \R i WELCOME AT THE POTTER'S HOUSE


FTirst'Baptist Church~
''" 102 THIRD STREET, PORT ST. JOE
Brerr Vickery, Pasior
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 W orship .............................. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ............ 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM ......7:49 am ET
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"

You're Among friends at
Oak Grove p ssemblV otfGod
,rr./d Fernandez. Pastor
.: 5 ', 153, i Parsonage: 50-2296271
613 Madlson Street Port St.Joe. f
Schedule of Services
Sunday Wednesday
SundavySchool 9:45am ,Mid'WeekMeal 5:00pm
Morning Worship 10:45am M.d WeekBible Study 615pm
Kids on the Move lO:45am .0nistry In Action 6:15pm
Cross Training Youth 6:15pm
Men's Mnistry Monda 6:30pm
adies Mtinistrv- Tuesday- 7:00pm
F' Dr .i., :r,:, r t.Worship 'Preachling dhePure'Word


Panama City.
Everyone
is invited to
attend this
service.


Our Lady of Guadalupe


Holds Annual Italian Dinner


On Friday, February 4,
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Catholic Church will host
their Annual Italian Dinner.
The menu will include
salad, pasta with meat
sauce, dessert and a drink.
Seating will be available
at 4:30 or 6:00 p.m., CT and
take outs will also be offered.

Founders Day

Luncheon
The annual Founders
Day Luncheon will take
place at the Beaches Fire
House on Alabama st. St.
Joe Beach the 2nd Tuesday,
February 8 at 11:00 a.m.
CT, 12 noon ET.
The luncheon will con-
sist of your choice to share
with others; fingerfoods,
sandwiches, salad, and will
be. appreciated. Cake com-
memorating the special
event is donated by the club.
President Sally Malone
will speak on the Florida
Federation. It is fun to
"break bread" and see new
faces and then become gar-
dening friends. Mark your
calendars now, and we will
meet, greet and eat together.


C() 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.
*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
20m & 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
S 850-647-1622
Sunday Bible Study: 10:00 am EST
Sunday Worship: 11:00 am EST
Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00 pm
S9t "WE WANT TO MAKE A
DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE"


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



Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship ... F.,
10:30 Sunday Morning ApalachicolaHw. 98Panama City
7:00 Wednesday Evening <
Pastors Andrew
&
Cathy Rutherford Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates 6 Family ife churh
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net V Wewahitchka
323 Red Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)


Advance tickets will be
available at Parker Realty of
Mexico Beach and Pelican
Walk Real Estate on St. Joe
Beach for $6. Dinners at the
door will be $7 and chil-
dren's tickets (ages 6-12) are
$3.
The event will also fea-
ture raffle items, including a
basket of cheer, a hand
carved nativity set, a hand
knit afghan, and dinner for
two at a local restaurant,
and a 50/50 drawing.
The church is located on
15th Street in Mexico Beach.
For more information,
call 647-3438.
Beach Baptist

Dinner Menu
The menu for Beach
Baptist Chapel's Wednesday
night supper for January 26,
will be beef tips, noodles,
carrots, dessert & tea.
Dinners may be eaten in or
taken out and are served
from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. EST.
A $5.00 donation per plate is
appreciated.
The church is located at
311 Columbus Street, St.
Joe Beach. Call 647-3950 to
place orders.
Everyone is welcome.


conduct a blood n


Beach Baptist Chapel Hosts CD


Release Party and Youth Concert


Everyone is cordially
invited to attend the CD
release party and youth rally
concert hosted by Beach
Baptist Chapel and the
Florida Panhandle Christian
rock band, Forgiven 5 on
Friday, January 28th.
The evening will include
food, fellowship, giveaways,
testimonies, and a live con-
cert.
Forgiven 5's new CD
"He is Alive" will also be
available.
Free pizza and soda will


be provided at 7:00 p.m.
along with a live concert
given by Forgiven 5 at 8:00
p.m. ET.
Beach Baptist Chapel is
located at 311 Columbus
Street.
Groups are encouraged
to R.S.V.P. to Beach Baptist
Chapel. For more informa-
tion or for directions, call
India Miller 850-647-3950
(church) or 850-647-5160.
For more information
about Forgiven 5, visit web-
site at www.forgivenfive.com.


St. James Host Treasures


for Dollars January 29


Treasures for $$/$$ is
here again! St. James'
Episcopal Church in Port St.
Joe invites everyone to a fun-
filled day on Saturday,
January 29.
To start the day, a huge
rummage sale will begin at
9:00 a.m. ET with household
items, toys, "elegant attire,"
furniture, tools, books, and
holiday accessories for sale.
A silent auction will be
from 10:00 a.m.,to 2:00 p.m.
ET and a live auction will be

New Life Christian Center

Holds "Word Explosion"
New Life Christian
Center Church would like to
invite everyone to a three
night "Word Explosion" on
January 19 21. The night-
ly services will begin at 7:00
p.m.
Apostle & Prophetess
Wooten. from Marianna, will
be the featured guest speak-
ers. f
Go out and enjoy a great
time of praising the Lord.


First United Methodist
Church of Mexico Beach
S 11 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services: 8:00 a.m. CST & 9:30 a.m. CST
S Sunday School: 10:45 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist Church
NURSERY PROVIDED
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820

i'J- "A Reformed Voice
in the Community"

11 j c Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School ............................ 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Fellowship .................... 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service .......... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ..............6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Night (Bay St. Joseph) .. 6:30 p.m.
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship ....6:00 p.m.
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Faith Chrislian 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

SST. 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

j<% Thc 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


conducted by Wade Clark of
Wade Clark Auctions begin-
ning at 2:00 p.m. ET.
A luncheon hosted by
Father Joe featuring
"Chicago-Style" bratwurst
will begin at 1:00 p.m. ET

and continue throughout the
live auction.
Auction items include a
week at the exclusive
Jamaica Inn in Ocho Rios,
Jamaica; a bottle of south-
wood farms Old Forrester
100% proof Bourbon from
Ed Ball's private collection, a
26" bicycle; a fishing trip
with Captain Trey Landry; a
cruise for six to Panama City
Beach plus lunch; pieces of
silver; gift baskets; gift cer-
tificates from local restau-
rants and stores; along with
artwork. These are just a few
treasures that will be auc-
tioned off.
St. James' is located at
22nd Street and Garrison
Avenue.
For more information,
contact Jan Minzner at 227-
3747.


TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN
SST. JAMES'
EPISCOPAL CHURCH

800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
The Rev. Joseph A. Hagberg, Rector
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


Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m.
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.
SAll Times are EST


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


Jesus is Lord an He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:

iStlAan d Wiebr Japtfit (lpurcl)
382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306


Mike Westbrook,
Pastor


Sunday School
Morning Worship
Evening Service
Discipleship Training
Wednesday Prayer


y:45 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.


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

BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m
Payer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
"0 taste and sec that the Lord isgood: blessed is the man that trusteth in
Him."Please accept this invitation to join isin worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725
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Bixler Named to

SFSU's Freshman

Leadership Board
,Rachel Bixler, the
daughter of Norman and
Phyllis Bixler, recently was
selected to join Florida State
Universities Freshman
Leadership Board.
Rachel is a Biology Major
with a Pre-Med. track. She is
also in the honors program.
Rachel has also been
selected to work with Dr.
Schlenoffs Nanotechnology
Research team. Rachel will
also be competing for the
title of Miss Florida State
University in February.


In Memory of Donna J. Grabarek
by Mike Grabarek
Donna was the love of my life, and there will always
be a place in my heart for her. On January 12, she took
her life. I know she finally found her peace.
When I first met Donna 25 years ago, I found my soul
mate. She was everything I hoped I could ever be. She was
a truly caring person for the environment, for animals
and for people in all walks of life, especially for those in
need. She spent a life time touching other people's lives -
especially mine and my two children, Devin and Caitlin.
She was the one who always came up with crazy ideas for
doing, things I would never have thought of. I became
excited over many of these ideas and worked with her to
make them a reality.
Over the years I admired her for so many things -
especially the little things. When we walked on the beach,
she would always come home with a bag full of trash. For
years, she took our dog to nursing homes every week to
cheer up people who were lonely. Whenever I was having
a rough time with something, she would write me a note
of encouragement. When anyone was in need, she would
donate money or find some way to lend a helping hand or
write a touching note. She was devoted to me and looked
at me more highly than I ever deserved. At every career
move I made, she would back me up and encourage me,
even when it meant she would have to move away from
her friends and family and start all over again.
When we moved to Port St Joe, Donna's dream was to
contribute in a significant way to helping the St. Joseph
Bay Humane Society build a new animal shelter. She
started the Sunday walking of the animals at the shelter
so these poor creatures could have something to look for-
ward to each week. It wasn't long before she had a gath-
ering of friends who felt-the same need. For those who
knew Donna, she would appreciate it if, in lieu of flowers,
you would donate money to the St Joseph Bay Humane
Society for the building of their new animal shelter. She
would be proud of seeing her dream come true.
I'm forever grateful to have spent 25 years uncondi-
tionally loving Donna and her doing the same for me. This
is something I will always treasure.
With my love always,
Mike Grabarek


Justin, Cheyanne, and Levi.

Levi is Welcomed Home


Justin and Cheyanne
would like to announce the
birth of their baby brother
Levi. Levi was born on
Saturday, December 11. He
weighed six pounds and 13
ounces and was 20 inches
long.
Levi's proud parents are
Stacy and Michelle Hanlon of
Port St. Joe.


A Special \
Thank You
to A&A Healthcare
to Kay, Tracy, and
SPeggy for being a
blessing to the
SKelley Family
I always heard there
were angels on earth
and you have proved
there are.
I hope you get the
chance to bless other
families the way you've
blessed ours.
I couldn't have made it
without you.
Thank you for everything
Vickie and Wilma Kelley
God Bless You


Proud grandparents are:
Gerald and Alice Martin of
Port St. Joe and Gene and
Betty Sue Hanlon0 of
Wewahitchka.
Proud grand-parents are
Norman and Margene Martin
of Howard Creek, Bessie
Goff of Highland View and
Frances Hanlon of
Wewahitchka.


Zavian Brown and Tawanda Jenkins.

Jenkins and Brown to Wed


I'Ta'lor and Sally Jenkins
are proud to announce the
upcoming marriage of their
daughter, TaWanda C.
Jenkins to Zavian D. Brown.
TaWanda is a graduate
of'Port St. Joe High School
and a 1999 graduate of
Auburn University and is
currently a teacher with
Cobb County School System.
She is the granddaughter of
Joseph Clayton, Sr. and the
late Osie Ola Claiton. Mrs.


Willie M. Jenkins, the late
Willie James Jenkins, and
Mae Byrd Jenkins.
Zavian is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Willie C. Brown of
Lithonia, Georgia. He is a
graduate of Dekalb College,
and is a senior welder with
Dekalb Steel Company.
The wedding is slated for
Junel8 at 4:00 p.m. and will
be held at the Church of God
in Christ.


T FAITH REALTY
John Howard, Lic. Real Estate Broker
U 29 Avenue E Suite 4 Apalachicola Florida
S. 850-653-2563 866-872-6411
W^ EMail: faithrealtyl@gtcom.net Website: www.msnusers.com/FAITH REALTY


25 ACRES
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

located in Bristol. 2 man-
made lakes........$1,000,000


HISTORICAL SOUTH SIDE
APALACHICOLA
2BR/2BA with well and
landscaped ,120'x100' lot
..a... .;...:.;...:.'.. .. $400,000


BUSINESS AND
PROPERTY
Located in Panama City,
Florida..................$450,000


Rachel Bixler


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL 9 Thursday, January 20, 2005 7B


Established 1 937 o Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years









8B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2005


APPLIANCES
Whirlpool washer/gas
dryer. $250 cash.
Please call between 5
p.m. and 8 p.m. @ 229-
8017. ltpl/20

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

Auction $$Trea-
sures$$ for dollars,
Sat. 1/29. Silent 10 2
EST; live 1 ? EST with
Wade Clark of Wade
Clark Auctions
#AU1737. St. James
Episcopal Church
22nd & Garrison, PSJ.
2tcl/20

AUTOS
'87 Corvette only 55K,
both tops, excellent
cond. Must see.
$10,500 obo. 647-
3593 2tpl/20

1992 Chevy Caprice 4
door, 132,000 miles,
$1500. Call 227-1206.
2tpl/20

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

BOATING
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

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

foR UINT
1000 sq. ft. storage
space for lease:
Located in enterprise
zone. $550/m6o Please
call 229-9125. tfc8/5

Long term rentals
available 3 4 bedroom
homes, ranging from
$750 $1200 a month.
SCall Parker Realty @
648-5777 tfc12/16

House for rent
'$850/mo. 2 BR/1 BA,
i 1302 Palrr Blvd. PSJ,
Swasher/dryer. Call
227-5152. 4tcl/13

SNew 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


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.4ss/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/mo. plus'
utilities (long term
rental). Avail. 2/1. Call
J.D. @ 678-358-5239.
2tpl/13

2 BR apt. for rent,
close to town, Dogwood
Terrace Apts. 808
Woodward Ave., PSJ.
Call 227-7800. ltcl/20

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/office/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

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. ies/

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.
SNo pets.
FURNISHED
Small 2 bdrm. home,
auto heat & air, wash-
er/dryer hook-up.
e One bedroom apart-
ment, washer/ dryer
hookup. Call 229-6777
after 7 PM. tfc5/1


MINI STORAGE
Ofe MReidAve, StreItPort t Joe, F
229-6200 Office
814-7400 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours


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


GAIRGE $A1Sg1
Combined 2 beach
houses. Lots of misc.
linens, curtains, tow-
els, some furn. Lots of
decorator items. Fri. &
Sat. 21st & 22nd. 8 1
p.m. 306 Hwy 98
Mexico Beach. ltpl/20

Yard Sale Sat. Jan. 22,
9 am. 523 7th St. PSJ.
Rain date Sun. 1/23.
ltpl/20

Rummage sale, St.
James Episcopal
Church, 22nd &
Garrison, PSJ. Sat.
1/29. Furniture, toys,
household & holiday
items, tools books,
"Elegant Attire", etc. 9
- 1 EST. 2tcl/20

Yard Sale Thurs. -
Sun. 8 am 4 pm. Jan.
20 23, 1782 Stone
Mill Creek Rd., Wewa.
Young girls clothes,
adult clothes, mens
tools & misc. ltpl/20

Hugh yard sale. Moved
into new home. Too
much to mention. Have
plenty. 102 Palm
Breeze Way, Sat. 8 ?
New subdivision,
Jones Homestead.
ltpl/20


Service Manager for
HVAC commercial
refrigeration.
Insurance benefits.
Call Emerson Cooling
& Heating. Call 229-
9400, Fax 229-9410.
ltpl/20

Toucans now hiring all
positions full & part
time. Call 648-4301 or
227-8744. 2tcl/13


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and have valid ID and SS card. Come by,
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FOR RENT
Mex. Beach townhouse
2 BR/2 BA with yard
on canal and covered
boat lift. $1400/mo.
available March 1.
229-9353. tfcl/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/mo. plus
utilities (long term
rental). Avail. 2/1. Call
J.D. @ 678-358-5239.
2tpl/13

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

Lane dining table w/4
chairs, looks new, pd.
$2500, asking $500.
Kimball piano, like
new, $1100. 639-5900.
2tpl/20


Reeves .'
Furniture & Retinishing J .
234 Reid Ave.' 229-6374
Tempur-pedic Beds
Oreck Vacuums



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HELP WANTED
The Gulf County
Board of County
Commissioners will
be accepting applica-
tions for one (1) Data
Entry/Map-ping
Technician for the GIS
Department. This is a
full time, benefited
position with a salary
range of $20,800.00 to
$24,960.00. All appli-
cants must meet the
following criteria:
GIS DATA ENTRY/
MAPPING TECHNI-
CIAN
JOB REQUIREMENTS
TO INCLUDE:
Working knowledge of
computer programs
used in digital map-
ping
Working experience
with MS Excel and
Access (skills test may
be administered).
Precision, accuracy,
and attention to detail.
Ability to read maps.
Strong math and spa-
tial-relations skills.
Ability to work inde-
pendently, interact
with others, and com-
municate in a profes-
sional and timely man-
ner.
Ability to multi-task.
Must be highly orga-
nized and able to work
with deadlines.
Individual must be
very reliable.
Occasional bending
and lifting of up to 25
pounds.
Applications and com-
plete job description
will be available in the
Gulf County Human
Resource office, Room
301 of the Robert M.
Moore Administration
Building, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr. Blvd., Port
St. Joe, Florida, (850)
229-5335 or (850) 639-
6700, Monday through
Friday, 8:00 a.m. -
5:00 p.m., E.T., or via
the internet at
www.gulfcountygov-
ernment.com. The
deadline for all appli-
cations is Friday,
January 28, 2005.
Applications must be
returned to the Human
Resource Office at the
above address before
5:00 p.m. E.T.
Gulf County enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace
Policy and is 'an Equal
Opportunity /
Affirmative Action
Employer. 2tcl/20

Part-time cashier
weekends. Call Patricia
Cape Trade Post. 229-
8775. tfcl2/9


HELP WANTED
Thriving home health
physical therapy prac-
tice seeking energetic
licensed P.T.A. for Gulf
County. Flexible
schedule, per diem vis-
its. References req.
Call 229-8785. 4tpl/2o

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

Allenco Inc. is now
hiring drywall finish-
ers. Call 899-6568.
2tpl/20

Golf course mainte-
nance help wanted.
Apply in person at St.
Joseph's Bay C C. tfec/6

Seeking Equipment
Operators & Truck
Drivers. Applicants
myst 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

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. 2tci/20

AC duct installers
needed please call GW
Service 229-9125.tfc5/1

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


HELP WANTED
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

Now hiring truck dri-
vers. Must have class
A or B CDL, clean dri-
ving record, depend-
able transportation.
850-674-8664. 2tpl/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 ajob ready in
3 weeks. Get yourself a
solid new career. CALL
TODAYI 1-800-709-
7364. 4tcl/6
Bay St. Joseph Care
and Rehabilitation
Center is offering the
following positions:
Certified Nursing
Assistants
for
3 to 11 and 11 to 7
Dietary Aides
Competitive pay,
insurance, and 401K.
Contact:
Bay St. Joseph Care
& Rehab Center
220 9th St.
Port St. Joe, FL
32456
850-229-8244
fax 850-229-7129
4tc12/30

District Manager
Florida Freedom has
recently acquired
news-papers in the
C(arrabelle, Apalach-
icola, Eastpoint, and
St. Joe areas.
We are now seeking a
self-starter who can
manage all delivery
functions, train car-
riers, expand our
market, and handle
necessary paper-
work. Individual
must be able to com-
municate effectively,
be able to work a
flexible schedule,
and have reliable
transportation. The
right individual may
also be assisting The
News Herald's dis-
trict supervisor in
Panama City.
Florida Freedom
offers competitive
wages, the opportu-
nity for advance-
ment, and a great
benefit package.
Email resumes to
pcoleman@pcnh.com
or mail to:
The News Herald
PO Box 2060
Panama City, Fl 32402
Drug Free Workplace
EOE



HELP WANTED
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. 2tcl/13

Experienced cook and
waitstaff wanted for
Caroline's Riverfront
Dining & Boss Oyster.
Please apply in person:
123 Water Street,
Apalachicola. tfc5/1

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.2tc1/13

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


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 10tc11/25

HEATERS Propane and
natural gas space
heaters for sale 670-
1100 www.Heater
Shop.com 1Otcl1/25

2003 cargo trailer, 7 X
14, exc. shape. $3200
obo. 639-5721. 2tel/13

Onan generator, 2.5
KW 110. Needs work.
$100. 827-2510. 2tpl/13

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
Cch@outdrs.net. tfc5/1

REAL ESTATE
Lot for sale by owner
in Garrison Plantation.
Great location/partial-
ly cleared. Call 229-
6464 for details. stcl/6


SUpscale bayfront
townhouse at
Simmons Bayou. 3/3.5
secluded yet close to
town. Tastefully deco-
rated. Selling fully
furn. $549,000. Call
899-8810. 2 tpl/20

New steel building,
2600 sq. ft.. with 200
sq. ft. office. Located at
161 Ponderosa Dr.
PSJ. Complete with
1/2 acre property.
$275,000. No broker
fees. No broker invites.
227-9200. 4tcl/20

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

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 one!
$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,. Larges.t 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

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

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. tfcll/25


REAL ESTATE
FOR SALE BY OWNER
- 1/2 acre lot in
Mexico Beach (103 x
210 mol). This is one
of the largest lots in
Mexico Beach. Lots of
trees and lots of room
to build, underground
utilities. Located at
225 Bailey Lane in
Grand Isle subdivision.
From Highway 98, take
19th Street into the
subdivision. Just a
short walk to the beach
through a quiet neigh-
borhood. $199,500.
Call 850-648-1115 or
850-647-3871.
4tpl/20








Established 1938 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67 years


REAI, ESTATE
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


Say You Saw It In
The Star!


REAL ESTATE
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

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

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.
ufc9/9


S STARBOARD REALTY
S, THE RIGHT CHOICE!

3.500 Total Commission Why Pay More?
Real Estate Appraisals From S235.00 FRA Certiied
Hone Inspections From $195.00 EPA Certification
Please LetC is Sell. Appraise. or Inspedii Your Valuable Propertyl
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Fabulous remodeled home close to
bay, schools, and churches. Home is
2800 sq. ft. under roof with new kitchen,
sunroom, roof, and windows. A large

yard, gazebo; pond, and many must-see
features. Offered at $399,000 FSBO.
Call 29-7787 for your viewing.
2tpl/20


REAL ESTATE
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

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

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

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

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


SERVICES
Golden Rule Pet
Sitting Service -
Going away and wish
not to jail the four
legged kids? Working
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NOTICE OF SALE
GULF SOUTH SELF STOR-
AGE 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 pub-
lic sale at the site located at
the above address on
Saturday. January 22, 2005 at
10:00 AM EST. The contents of
these units include household
goods and other miscellaneous
items.
Publish: January 6, 13 & 20
2005.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL'S
NO. 0405-06
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners is
requesting proposals from
individuals, corporations or
institutions for the financing of
a land purchase of 2 acres on
Hwy 22 in Wewahitchka.
Specific information is avail-
able upon request in the
Clerk's Office, Room 148 at the
Gulf County Courthouse, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd. The
proposals must consist of the
following:
$100,000.00
5-Year Term
SFirst 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,
January 31, 2005 at 10:00
a.m., E.T., at the Office of the
Gulf C..nr : lerk of Court.
By: /. Jrau-ar-, Peters, Jr.,
Chairman
Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris,
Clerk
P.ublih January 13 & 20,

IN THE CIRCUrI COURT.
FOURTEENTrH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORI
DA, IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY
Case No.: 05-02-PR
IN RE:. The Estate of
BETTY BROOKS FLEMING,
deceased.
In t i ',-
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 intes-
tate 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 :u-i, puLrl.: L li.:.rn ,"
this notice mut- Ii. irt ier
claims with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE
lMOrTHF5 AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY'
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2005 9B


SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having
claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice is 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. O. Box 70
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
Publish January 13 & 20,
2005.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE
SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0405-07
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive bids from any person,
company or corporation inter-
ested in providing the following
goods: '
One (1) 75' Rear-Mounted
Aerial Apparatus
Bid price to include delivery,
and the delivery date must be
specified. Liquidated damages
of $100.00 per .day will be
assessed for each day goods
remain undelivered.
Specifications may be obtained
from the Clerk's Office, Gulf
County Courthouse,1000 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Room 148,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (850)
229-6113.
Questions should be directed
to David Richardson at (850)
227-9562.
Please indicate on the envelope
YOUR COMPANY NAME, that
Lhl I- j SEALED BID. dnd
L,-,.:,.,.3: 1,. BID NUiMBER.
Bids aill be received until
Friday, February 18, 2005 at
5:00 p.m., E.T., at the Office
of the Clerk of Circuit Court,
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Blvd., Room 148, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456, and the bids
will be opened at this loca-
tion on Monday, February
21, 2005 at 10:00 a.m., E.T.
Th-' E..: _.1 i i <' I1l1 ng~ rt i .:,
r,:1J*(t a-,\ ,. &J[a l CId.
BOARD OF COUNTY COM-
MISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Nathan Peters, Jr.,
Chairman
Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris,
Clerk
Re: Beaches Fite Department
Publish: January 20 & 27,
2005
NOTICE TO RECEIVE
SEALED BIDS #CFDA 14.228
The City of Port St. Joe will
receive bids from interested
individuals and/or firms to
provide underground utility
construction services for a
Small Cities Neighborhood
Revitalization Community
Development Block Grant for
dthe :.:.,i :r- : .:.
North Port St Joe CDBG
Water & Sewer
Improvements.
The work consists of replacing
approx. 2,2664LF of 2" water
main, replacing approximately
5,920LF of 8" sewer line along
with all manholes, new sewer
tap connections and appurte-


nances, and approximately
9,650SY of asphalt repair and
resurfacing and associated
sodding mulching, soil erosion
control measures as required.
Plans and specifications can be
obtained for $150.00 at Preble-
Rish, Inc. at 301 E. First
Street. 3rd Floor, Port St. Joe.
FL 32456. (850) 227-7200.
The bid package charge is non-
refundable. Checks should be
made payable to Preble-Rish,
Inc. The bid must conform to
Section 287.133(3) Florida
Statutes, on public entity
crimes, and all special, and
supplementary conditions of
the CDBG contract award; (see
specs). A Bid Bond in the
amount of 5% of the Bid shall
accompany the Bid. The City
of Port St. Joe reserves the
right to reject any and all bids.
All Bids shall remain firm for a
period of sixty days after the
opening. A Mandatory Pre-
Bid Conference shall be held at
the offices of Preble-Rish, at
1:00pm cst on January 31.
2005
Completion date for this pro-
ject shall be August 1, 2005, to
include testing and final
inspection. Liquidated dam-
ages for failure to complete the
project on the Specified Date
shall be set @ $500.00 per day.
All bidders shall comply with
all applicable state and local
laws concerning licensing, reg-
istration, and regulation of
contractors doing business in
the State of Florida. Please
indicate on the envelope that
the package that this is a
sealed bid, the bid number,
and what the bid is for. Bids
will be received until ll:00am
on February 4th at the Citr of
Port St. Joe City Hall F' :) Box
278, Port St. Joe, FL, 32457.
Bids will be opened at 1:30pm
cst on February 4th, 2005 at
the City of Port St. Joe City
Hall. The City of St. Joe is an
.qual ,Fp.:.rlril-, Emplo er
: di.: ap .\.? .,. 5.i' li ,l Fa r .
Futhi;l ,Ja u.-, -1, 2005
PUBLIC NOTICE
fh.: Porn St J.e P.:.-n Aium-onr.
mlih rn.ld a mcIrc .:.irn f.oriJa
_iari .'.ry '4, "_'t 5 at, i 00
p.m., E.S.T., at the Gulf
County Public Library. Library
Meeting Room, 110 Library
Drive, Port St. Joe. Florida. All
who wish may attend and be
heard.
If any perjn d.,:. I.ie s to ppral
any *1i.i-:i n m.ae ,,ih
respect tor any matter consid-
ered at the meeting, he or she
will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and, for 'such pur-
pose, he or she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the tes-
timony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be
based.
Publish: January 20, 2005
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY. FLORI-
DA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CAWTHON W. WILLIAMS
Deceased.
File No.: 04-86PR
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
S(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABO'T
ESTATE; :
Yr.u j.- h. -ret rruffile, al ar',
Ord.ir of ummiany
Administration has been
entered in the estate of
Cawthon St. Williams.
deceased, Tile Number 04-
86PR, by the Circuit Court for
Gulf County. Florida. Probate


Division, the address of which
is 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.
Blvd.. Port St. Joe, FL 32456;
that the decedent's date of
death was June 22, 2004; that
the total value of the estate is
$12,000 and that the names
and addresses of those to
whom it has been assigned by
such order are:
Name
Wanda Gibson
Address
7227 Shelby Lane
Pensacola, FL 32526
Name
Charles W. Williams
Address
Box 25, Odom Lane
Blakely, Georgia 31723
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All, creditors of the estate of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent other
than those for whom provision
for full payment was made in
the Order of Summary
Administration must file their
claimswiththis court WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702
OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY
OTHER APPLICABLE TIME
PERIOD. 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 19,
2005.
Attorney for Person Giving
Notice:
Person Giving Notice:
Mel C. Magidson Jr., Attorney
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
\Wada GIt,.:-n
7227 rnelo\ Lane
Pensacola, Florida 32526
Publish: January 20 & 27,
2005
Public Notice
Tne Gulf County Enrterpni;e
Zone Deceloprment Agenc., ~i
meet Tlhur.day'. January 20.
2005, at 12-00 noon, E D T. in
Room 307 of the Robert M.
Moore Administraion
Buildmn Gulf Counti
Courthouse Complex.
The public is welcome to
attend.
Publish: January 20, 2005.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO 04-75 CA
UCN:
232004CA000075XXXXXX
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION, AS TRUSTEE
UNDER THE POLLING AND
SERVICING AGREEMENT
DATED NOVEMBER 1, 2001
MORGAN STANLEY DEAN
WITTER CAPITAL I, INC.
TRUST 2001-NC3,
Plaintiff,
vs.
BENJAMIN DIAZ. ET AL.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
puruarirt ito an Order or
Summary r fial judgment of
foreclosure daied Jandar 4.
2"'X5 S-.d ea-n.red in Ca-e No
04-75 CA. LCN
232C004CAOi0075.'O'XXX of
the Circuit Court m and for
Culf C.urr, FlIcnda. -herem
u 5 Bank National
Association, as Trustee Linder


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I GU F CO NTY INUT S :


The Pooling and Servicing
Agreement Dated November 1.
2001 Morgan Stanley Dean
Witter Capital ,. Inc. Trust
2001-NC3 is Plaintiff and BEN-
JAMIN DIAZ: MARY M. DIAZ:
UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1,
UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2: and
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING INTERESTS BY,
THROUGH. UNDER OR
AGAINST A NAMED DEFEN-
DANT TO THIS ACTION. OR
HAVING OR CLAIMING TO
HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR
INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY
HEREIN DESCRIBED,
are Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for
cash at the Front Door of the
Gulf County Courthouse, 1000
Cecil G. Costin. Sr., Blvd., Port
St. Joe. Florida 32457 at Gulf
County; Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 3rd day of February,
2005, the following described
property as set forth in said
Order or Final Judgment, to-
wit:
LOT 14 AND THE EAST 1/2 OF
LOT 13, BLOCK 3. RISH ADDI-
TION TO WEWAHITCHKA,
FLORIDA, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 16, IN
THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK
OF CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF
COUNTY,,FLORIDA.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to participate
in this proceeding, you are enti-
tled, at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Court at
850-229-6112 or 6113, fax
850-229-6174 within two (2)
working days of your receipt of
this Notice: if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call Florida
Relay Service (800) 955-8770.
DATED at Port Saint Joe,
Florida, on January 4. 2005.
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: Jasmine Hysmith
As Deputy Clerk
SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ, P.A.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
2691 East Oakland Park
Boulevard, Suite 303
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
Publish: January 20 & 27,
2005.





GULF COUNTY SCHOOL
BOARD
November 9, 2004
The Gulf County School
Board met in regular session on
November 9, 2004, at 6:00 p.m.
EST, in their Administrative
Offices. The following Board
members were present: Linda
Wood, Oscar Redd, Sharon
Gaskin, Charlotte Pierce, and
Billy C. Quinn, Jr. The
Superintendent and Board
Attorney were also present.
RECOGNITION: The
Board recognized outgoing
Superintendent, Jerry Kelley.
for his years of service to the
Board and to the Gulf County
School system as a whole.
ADOPTION OF AGEN-
DA On motion mooby Mrs. Pierce,
second by Mr.Redd, and unan-
imous vote, the Board adopted
the agenda amended to include
replacement of page 117
(School Advisory Councils).
CONSENT ITEMS: On
motion by Mr. Quinn, second
by Mr. Redd, and unanimous
vote, the Board took noted
action on the following consent
items:
Approval-of Minutes:
Approved minutes of the
October'5, 2004 Board meeting.
Payment of Bills:
Approved budget amend-
ment/payment of bills as sub-
mitted.
Budget Amendment I General
Budget Amendment I -Federal
Budget Amendment I -PECO
Correspondence: Noted
thank you card from Betty
Holloway in appreciation to the
Board for their contribution to
the Scholarship Fund in her
husband's memory.
Personnel: Accepted res-
ignation from Debbie Childress,
Port St. Joe Elementary, effec-
tive, October 22, 2004.
Approved Justin Smith
for supplementary pay position
of Baseball Coach at
Wewahitchka Middle School for
the 2004-2005 school year.
Approved Jim Belin for
supplementary pay position of
Girls Basketball Coach for Port
St. Joe Middle School for the
2004-2005 school year.
Approved job classifica-
tion change for one (1) aide
position to a Secretary III posi-
tion at Wewahitchka
Elementary.
Approved Pamela D.
Sommer to fill the temporary
teacher aide position in the Pre-
kindergarten department at
Wewahitchka Elementary
school for the remainder of the
2004-2005 school year.
Approved Melissa Schell
to fill the supplementary pay
position of Junior Class
Sponsor for Port St. Joe High
School for the 2004-2005


school year.
Approved James Daniels
for the Maintenance-Technician
position in the Port St. Joe
area.
Approved Michael
Westbrook for a bus driver posi-
tion in the Port St. Joe area for
the 2004-2005 school year.
Approved Alisha Nunery
as a substitute teacher for the
2004-2005 school year.
Approved Virginia Dienst
as a substitute SFS worker for
the 2004-2005 school year.
Approved request for a
part time driver position (2
hours) for the 2004-2005
school year.
Surplus Property:
Approved disposal of the follow-
ing surplus property from
Wewahitchka Elementary
School: Computers/ Printers:
PR#'s. 22016546, 22016553,
22016554, 22016552,
22016532, 92010043.
22016540, 22036643,
22016518, 22016530.
02293338. 22996442,
22996441, 22006483.
22026602, 22006501,
22996444, 22016529.
22006464, 22016514.
2295372, 22016517,
22006486, 22026596,
22016522, 2295359,
22006455, 2295370, 2295363,
2296426. 2295404, 2296417,
22006491, 22006463,
22016536, 22016538,
22016547. 22016551,
22016546. 22016557,
22016559, 22016548,
22006452. 22006480,
SCHOOL HEALTH
PLAN: On motion by Mrs.
Pierce, second by Mr. Quinn
and unanimous vote, the Board
voted to accept the 2004-2006
School Health Plan amended to
reflect changes as noted.
PROGRAM MATTERS:
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, sec-
ond by Mr. Quinn, and unani-
mous vote the Board approved
the 2004-2005 Even Start
Contract Agreement with
Panhandle Area Educational
Consortium
On motion by Mr. Redd,
second by Mr. Quinn and unan-
imous vote, the Board approved
entering into contract with
Larry D. Hutcheson as the eval-
uator of the EETT Part II Project
Alliance Grant and the EETT
Part II Project Pathway Grant.
On motion by Mrs.
Pierce, second by Mrs. Gaskin,
and unanimous vote, the Board
voted to amend the 2004-2005
Student Progression Plan as
submitted.
On motion by Mr. Redd,
second by Mr. Quinn. and
unanimous vote, the Board
approved the revised 2004-
2005 School Improvement Plan
for Wewahitchka Elementary
School.
On motion by Mrs.
Gaskin, second by Mrs. Pierce,
and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the 2004-2005 Even
Start Contract with Panhandle
Area Educational Consortium
On motion by Mrs.
Pierce, second by Mr. Quinn,
and unanimous vote, the Board
approved changes to the School
Advisory Council Handbook
(Introduction Page and page
10A).
On motion by Mrs.
Pierce, second by Mr. Redd, and
unanimous vote, the Board
approved 2004-2005
Technology Plans for the
County Office and each school.
TRANSPORTATION
MATTERS: On motion by Mrs
Gaskin, second by Mr. Redd,
and unanimous vote, the Board
approved a request for trans-
portation by Private Vehicle
from Buck Watford (PSJHS -
girls goli). ,
SUPERINTENDENT'S
REPORT: Superintendent
Kelley recommended that the
Board begin the process for
replacing the principal at Port
St. Joe High School.
On motion by Mrs.
Gaskin, second by Mrs. Pierce
and unanimous vote, the Board
voted to approve the
Superintendent's recommenda-
tion that students in Gulf
County Schools return to
school on January 5 (originally
scheduled as a teacher work
day) to make up for days
missed due to tropical storms
and hurricanes.
On motion by Mrs.
Pierce, second by Mr. Quinn,
and unanimous vote, the Board
approved a resolution support-
ing the extension of the desig-
nation of Gulf County and other
counties as Rural Areas of
Critical Economic Concern.
The Board reviewed
October activity reports from
School Resource Officers. No
action required.
BOARD MEMBER CON-
CERNS: On motion by Mr.
Quinn, second by Mrs. Pierce,
the Board voted unanimously
to approve registration fees and
travel for Board members for
the Annual Conference,
November 29 December 3,
2004.
ADJOURNMENT: On
motion by Mrs. Pierce, second


by Mr. Redd, and unanimous
vote, the meeting was
adjourned at 7:25 p.m.
GULF COUNTY SCHOOL
BOARD
November 16, 2004
On November 16, 2004,
at 10:00 a.m. E.S.T. the Gulf
County School Board held a
Swearing-In Ceremony for
Superintendent- Elect Tim
Wilder, George M. Cox (newly
elected board member from
District 2), and returning board
members Linda Roberts Wood
(District 3) and Billy C. Quinn,
Jr. (District 4).
Immediately following the
aforementioned ceremony, the
Gulf County School Board met
in special session in the
Administrative Offices for its
ANNUAL ORGANIZATIONAL
BOARD MEETING.
The following Board
members were present: Linda
Roberts Wood, Oscar D. Redd.
Sr., George M. Cox. Charlotte
Maddox Pierce, and Billy C.
Quinn, Jr. The Superintendent
and Board Attorney were also
present.
ORGANIZATION OF
THE BOARD:
Elect Officers: On
motion by Mrs. Pierce, second
by Mrs. Wood, and unanimous
vote, the Board elected Mr.
Redd to serve as Chairman of
the Board for the next 12
months. On motion by Mr.
Quinn, second by Mr. Cox, and
unanimous vote, the Board
elected Mrs. Pierce to serve as
Vice-Chairman for the next 12
months.
Set Meeting Dates: On
motion by Mr. Quinn, second
by Mrs. Wood, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved the
schedule of board meeting
dates for the next 12 months.
The dates are as follows:
December 14, 2004
10:00 a.m. ET
January 11, 2005 6:00
p.m. ET
February 8, 2005 10:00
a.m. ET
March 8, 2005 6:00 p.m.
ET
April 5. 2005 10:00 a.m.
ET
May 3, 2005 10:00 a.m.
ET
June 7, 2005 6:00 p.m.
ET
June 30, 2005 (Special
Meeting/End Fiscal Year) 2:00
p.m. ET
July 21, 2004 (Budget)
2:00 p.m. ET
August 1, 2005 5:15 p.m.
ET
August 16, 2005 Meeting
@ Port St. Joe High 10:00 a.m.
ET
September 13, 2005
(Budget) 6:00 p.m. ET
October 4, 2005 Meeting
@' Wewahitchka High 10:00
a.m. CT
November 8, 2005 6:00
p.m. ET
November 22, 2005 -
Organizational Meeting 10:00
a.m. ET
Small School District
Council Consortium Board:
Mr. Quinn volunteered to serve
as the Board's SSDCC liaison.
SALARY SCHEDULES:
On motion by Mrs. Wood, sec-
ond by Mr. Quinn. and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved
salary schedules for Exempt
Employees and Administrators.
On motion by Mrs.
Pierce, second by Mrs. Wood,
and unanimous vote, the Board
tentatively
approved salary sched-
ules for Instructional and Non-
instructional Personnel, subject
to union ratification.
INSURANCE: The
Insurance Committee recom-
mends renewal of the BCBS In
Force Plan as follows:
Plan 107 307
Employee $396.59 $369.43
Family $ 895.34 $832.99
Board Contribution $300.00
$300.00
On motion by Mrs.
Pierce, second by Mr. Cox. and
unanimous vote, the Board
voted to accept the recommen-
dation as stated by the
Insurance Committee, pending
union ratification.
PERSONNEL: On
motion by Mr. Cox, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and a 4-0 vote, the
Board voted to approve
Personnel as recommended.
Due to the fact that a relative of
Mr. Redd's was included in
Personnel Recommendations,
he abstained from voting on
this agenda item.






PORT ST. JQE, FLORIDA
DECEMBER 7, 2004
EMERGENCY MEETING
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met
this date in emergency session
with the following members
present: Chairman Nathan
Peters. Jr., Vice Chairman
Carmen L. McLemore, and
Commissioners Billy E. Traylor,


Bill Williams and Jerry W.
Barnes (entered at 1:31 p.m..
E.S.T.).
Others present were: County
Attorney Timothy McFarland.
Deputy Clerk/Executive
Administrator Towan Kopinsky,
Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Staff Assistant
Lynn Stephens. Building
Official Brad Bailey, Emergency
Management Secretary
Stephanie Richardson, Human
Resources Director Denise
Manuel, Maintenance
Superintendent Steve Mork,
Planner David Richardson,
Assistant Planner Andrew
Rowell, Public Works Director
Gerald Shearer, Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford, and
Sheriffs Office Major Joe
Nugent.
Chairman Peters called the
meeting to order at 1:30 p.m.,
E.S.T.
CHAIRMANSHIP
Chairman Peters reported
that this meeting was sched-
uled at the request of
Commissioner McLemore.
the meeting>. Commissioner
McLemore discussed his dissat-
isfaction with the way the regu-
lar Board meeting was handled,
and he stated that the Board
agreed to submit a letter to the
Florida Highway Patrol which
Chairman Peters has refused to
sign. After discussion that
Chairman Peters was opposed
to sending the letter (but the
motion passed 4 to 1) and that
the letter was drafted by
County Attorney McFarland,
Chairman Peters stated that he
wants the letter to reflect that
he did not agree to submit the
letter. After further discussion
by members of the Board that
the Chairman must comply
with the wishes of the Board as
a whole, Chairman Peters
agreed to sign the letter as pre-
sented and to submit a sepa-
rate letter as County
Commissioner of Distriqt 4 (not
as Chairman).
After discussion regarding
employees leaving work while
still "on the clock," the
Chairman extending the 3-
minute discussion time for the
public at the last regular meet-
ing without vote of the Board,
and about "personal' verbal
attacks against individuals at
the meeting, the Board agreed
to hold'a workshop to discuss
various County policies.
There being no further busi-
ness and upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, the
meeting did 'then adjourn at
2:13 p.m., E.S.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
DECEMBER 14. 2004
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met
this date in regular session
with the following members
present:. Chairman Nathan
Peters, Jr. Vice Chairman
Carmen L. McLemore, and
Commissioners Billy E. Traylor,
Bill Williams, and Jerry W.
Barnes.
Others present were: County
Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham,
Deputy Clerk Leanna Roberts,
Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Staff Assistant
Lynn Stephens, Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator
,Marshall Nelson, E.M.S.
Director Shane McGuffln,
Human Resources Director
Denise Manuel, Assistant
Planner Andrew Rowell, Road
Department Superintendent
Bobby Knee, Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford, and
Sheriffs Office Major Joe
Nugent.
Major Nugent called the
meeting to order at 6:03 p.m.,
E.S.T.
Commissioner Barnes
opened the meeting with
prayer, and Major Nugent led
the Pledge of Allegiance to the
Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA
Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second
by Commissioner McLemore,
and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the Consent Agenda,
after removal of Item #7 (page
54), and Page 62 (from Item #9),
as follows:
1. Minutes November 23,
2004 Public Hearing -
November 23, 2004 Regular
Meeting
2. Access Agreement Five
Points Landfill Monitoring Wells
(Gulf County & St. Joe Land
Company)
3. Contract Amendment
Correction Health Department
(03-04)
4. Inventory Road
Department (Junk 1975
Seagrave Fire Truck, 1977 Ford
900 Fire Truck, 1977 F.M.C.
Fire Truck, 1966 Ford 950 Fire
Truck. 1969, Ford 950 Fire
Truck and 5 Shop Roll-Up
Doors)
5. Invoice Agency for Health


Care Administration Medicaid
(October, 2004 $24.417.71 *
to be paid from Account
#52264-34100) Bay Medical
Center H.C.R.A. (#04147-
00425 $92.73 / #04160-
00375 $185.46 / #04180-
00506 $92.73 / #04225-
00013 $1.608.96 / #04146-
00588 $278.19 / #04196-
00572 $185.46 / #04296-
00301 $278.19 / #04209-
00235 $8,849.28 / #04099-
00585 $370.92 / #04118-
00217 $741.84 / 04191-
00598 $92.73 / #04149-
00432 $92.73 to be paid
from Account #51462-31500)
County Attorney Timothy
McFarland (November, 2004 *
$4,797.62 to be paid from
Account #21314-31100)
Florida Association of Counties
- Technical Assistance Planning
Services Tony Arrant (#08722
* $9,000.00 to be paid from
Account #21111-54200)-
Penny Ford Computer Classes
(#1 $2,000.000 to be paid
from Account #21111-31300)
Lester Appraisal Service -
Proposed Property for New
Wewahitchka Health
Department (#081704JLU -120
* $1,000.00 to be paid from
Account #21111-31300)-
Preble-Rish, Inc. Five Points
Boundary (#63588 $420.00 *
to be paid from Account
#42634-31000) Williamson's
Well Drilling Wetappo Fire
Department (11-02-04 *
$3,350.00 to be paid from
Account #31822-46100)
6. Permit Processing Fee -
Florida Department of
Environmental Protection
(D.E.P. $100.00)
*DELETE** 7. Policy Board
Letterhead (All letters must be
pre-approved)
8. Refund Culvert Permit
(Duplication of Payment -
$50.00 Randall Montgomery) -
Minor Re-Plat Fee (Property in
City of Port St. Joe $150.00 -
Waring & Evelyn Murdock)
9. S.H.I.P. Purchase
Assistance (Sandra Addison *
$11,615.00) Subordination
Agreement Iris Gathers/Full
Spectrum Lending
*DELETE**-Subordination
Agreement Lisa Sasser/GMC
Lending Service
10. Special Projects Payments
11. Travel New
Commissioners Workshop -
NACo Legislative Conf.
(Washington, D.C. 03/4-8/05)
PUBLIC HEARING I LAND
USE CHANGE
ORDINANCE K & T
CONSTRUCTION
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to consid-
er adoption of a proposed land
use change ordinance, County
Attorney McFarland read the
proposed ordinance by title and
called for public comment.
There being no public com-
ment, Commissioner McLemore
motioned to adopt the following
titled ordinance. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
ORDINANCE NO. 2004-12
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY AND THROUGH PROCE-
DURES REQUIRED FOR
SMALL-SCALE MAP AMEND-
MENTS PURSUANT TO
AUTHORITY UNDER STATE
STATUTES SECTION
163.3187, SPECIFICALLY
CHANGING 2.0 MORE OR
LESS ACRES OF A TRACT OR
PARCEL(S) OF LAND LYING
AND BEING PART OF SECTION
13, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH,
RANGE 11 WEST, GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM
AGRICULTURAL TO RESIDEN-
TIAL LOW DENSITY; AND PRO-
VIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
*Complete Ordinance on file
with Clerk *
PUBLIC HEARING I LAND
USE CHANGE
ORDINANCE K & T
CONSTRUCTION
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to consid-
er adoption of a proposed land
use change ordinance, County
Attorney McFarland read the
proposed ordinance by title and
called for public comment.
There being no .public com-
ment, Commissioner McLemore
motioned to adopt the following
titled ordinance. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
ORDINANCE NO. 2004-12
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY AND THROUGH PROCE-
DURES REQUIRED FOR
SMALL-SCALE MAP AMEND-
MENTS PURSUANT TO
AUTHORITY UNDER STATE
STATUTES SECTION
163.3187, SPECIFICALLY
CHANGING 2.0 MORE OR
LESS ACRES OF A TRACT OR
PARCEL(S) OF LAND LYING
AND BEING PART OF SECTION
13, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH,
RANGE 11 WEST. GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM
AGRICULTURAL TO RESIDEN-
TIAL LOW DENSITY; AND PRO-
VIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
*Complete Ordinance on file


SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES


with Clerk'
PUBLIC HEARING I
LAND USE CHANGE
ORDINANCE WHITE
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to consid-
er adoption of a proposed land
.use change ordinance, County
Attorney McFarland read the
proposed ordinance by title and
called for public comment.
There being no public com-
ment, Commissioner McLemore
motioned to adopt the following
titled ordinance. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
ORDINANCE NO. 2004-13
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY AND THROUGH PROCE-
DURES REQUIRED FOR
SMALL-SCALE MAP AMEND-
MENTS PURSUANT TO
AUTHORITY UNDER STATE
STATUTES SECTION
163.3187, SPECIFICALLY
CHANGING 3.68 MORE OR
LESS ACRES OF A TRACT OR
PARCELS) OF LAND LYING
AND BEING PART OF SECTION
13, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH,
RANGE 11 WEST, GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM
AGRICULTURAL TO RESIDEN-
TIAL LOW DENSITY; AND PRO-
VIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Complete Ordinance on file
with Clerk *
PUBLIC HEARING I
LAND USE CHANGE
ORDINANCE EHMIKE
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to consid-
er adoption of a proposed land
use change ordinance, County
Attorney McFarland read the
proposed ordinance by title and
called for public comment.
There being no public com-
ment, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to adopt the following
titled ordinance. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
ORDINANCE NO. 2004-14
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY AND THROUGH PROCE-
DURES REQUIRED FOR
SMALL-SCALE MAP AMEND-
MENTS PURSUANT TO
.AUTHORITY UNDER STATE
STATUTES SECTION 163.187,
SPECIFICALLY CHANGING 3.0
MORE OR LESS ACRES OF A
TRACT OR PARCELS) OF
LAND LYING AND BEING PART
OF SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 6
SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST,
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FROM RESIDENTIAL TO
MIXED COMMERCIAL/RESI-
DENTIAL LOW DENSITY; AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.
Complete Ordinance on file
with Clerk *
PUBLIC HEARING I
LAND USE CHANGE
ORDINANCE BROWNELL
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to consid-
er adoption of a proposed land
use change ordinance, County
Attorney McFarland read the
proposed ordinance by title and
called for public comment.
There being no public com-
ment, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to adopt the following
titled ordinance. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
ORDINANCE NO. 2004-15
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
OF GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
BY AND THROUGH PROCE-
DURES REQUIRED FOR
SMALL-SCALE MAP AMEND-
MENTS PURSUANT TO
AUTHORITY UNDER STATE
STATUTES SECTION
163.3187, SPECIFICALLY
CHANGING 4.0 MORE OR
LESS ACRES OF A TRACT OR
PARCEL(S) OF LAND LYING
AND BEING PART OF SECTION
13. TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH,
RANGE 11 WEST. GULF
COUNTY FLORIDA .FROM
AGRICULTURAL TO MIXED
COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL
LOW DENSITY: AND PROVID-
ING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Complete Ordinance on file
with Clerk *
PUBLIC HEARING I
LAND USE CHANGE
ORDINANCE ST. JOHNS
BAPTIST
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to consid-
er adoption of a proposed land
use change ordinance, County
Attorney McFarland read the
proposed ordinance by title and
called for public comment.
There being no public com-
ment, Commissioner McLemore
motioned to adopt the following
titled ordinance. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
ORDINANCE NO. 2004-16
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY AND THROUGH PROCE-
DURES REQUIRED FOR
SMALL-SCALE MAP AMEND-
MENTS PURSUANT TO
AUTHORITY UNDER STATE
STATUTES SECTION


163.3187, SPECIFICALLY
CHANGING 9.90 MORE OR
LESS ACRES OF A TRACT OR
PARCELS) OF LAND LYING
AND BEING PART OF SECTION
36, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH,
RANGE 10 WEST, GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM
AGRICULTURAL TO RESIDEN-
TIAL LOW DENSITY: AND PRO-
VIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
SComplete Ordinance on file
with Clerk *
S.H.I.P. SUBORDINATION
AGREEMENT I SASSER
Upon discussion by Deputy
Clerk Roberts and recommen-
dation by Veterans' Service
Officer Williams, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to approve a
S.H.I.P. Subordination
Agreement for Lisa Sasser
(Chase Manhattan Mortgage).
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
LAWSUIT I CLAYTON
County Attorney McFarland
reported that the Board has
received notice of an E.E.O.C.
Claim from a former employee,
Raymond Clayton, and request-
ed approval to notify the
County's Insurance Company
and to appoint Labor Council.
Upon motion by Commissioner
Barnes, second by
Commissioner McLemore, and
unanimous vote, the Board
approved his request.
WASTE MANAGEMENT
Chief Administrator Butler
discussed Waste Management
Service garbage collection, stat-
ing that there are at least 2.100
Waste Management customers
in the unincorporated areas of
Gulf County land there are
4.700 hundred houses). He
reported that only 40% of Gulf
County residents are Waste
Management customers. After
discuss mission, Commissioner
Barnes discussed meeting with
Waste Management representa-
tives, and introduced Rory
Cassedy and Rick Payne of
Waste Management. Mr.
Cassedy appeared before the
Board to discuss reducing the
rate of trash pickup and imple-
menting a cart system (cus-
tomers that already have a cart
will save $4.00 per month), if
the County changes to manda-
tory garbage collection.
Commissioner Barnes dis-
cussed presenting Waste
Management with a list of roads
on C-30E that are hard to drive
down. He also discussed prob-
lems with the trash cans
remaining on the right-of-way.
Mr. Cassedy stated that the
garbage truck can drive down
County maintained roads, and
discussed a safety issue regard-
ing backing down the roads to
collect the garbage (instead of
having to back out into traffic).
After discussion,
Commissioner McLemore
reported that he is not in sup-
port of mandatory trash collec-
tion. Commissioner Williams
requested that Waste
Management provide him the
information regarding this
issue for his review. Upon
inquiry by Commissioner
Williams, Chief Administrator
Butler reported that he would
provide a list of customers that
are not on trash collection by
districts. Chief Administrator
Butler reported that the Waste
Management Contract will need
to be renewed in February, and
discussed the need for a fund-
ing system, if mandatory trash
collection is approved. Upon
motion by Commissioner
Barnes, second by
Commissioner Williams, and
unanimous vote, the Board
approved for County Attorney
McFarland to present a funding
system to the Board regarding
this issue. Commissioner
Traylor discussed the need to
review the customer list.
Commissioner McLemore
thanked Rick and other work-
ers for doing a good job collect-
ing trash in Gulf County.
Commissioner Barnes dis-
cussed holding a workshop to
Further discuss this issue.
FRANKLIN COUNTY
AIRPORT
Chief Administrator Butler
discussed the Franklin County
Airport and a letter from D.O.T..
regarding problems with the
runway (uncontrolled area).
Chief Administrator Butler and
E.D.C. Director McNair recom-
mended that Gulf County help
Franklin County to cleanup the
brush along the runways. After
discussion, Commissioner
Barnes motioned to allow
Public Works to help with the
cleanup of the Franklin County
Airport. .Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion
for discussion and, after dis-
cussion, he requested that
Chief Administrator Butler
oversee the Workcrews for this
project. Commissioner Traylor
discussed the economic impact
for Gulf and Franklin Counties.
Mike Grabarek, of the Airport
Advisory Committee, appeared
before the Board to discuss
surveying the pilots that use
the airport. Commissioner
Williams discussed compliance


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Franklin County B.C.C.'s
involvement. Chief
Administrator Butler stated
that the majority of the
Franklin County
Commissioners would like Gulf
County to help with this pro-
ject. Mr. Grabarek stated that
Franklin County did sign a res-
olution between the two
Counties, and the cleanup will
not be completed in time with-
out Gulf County's help. Chief
Administrator Butler discussed
a proposed resolution regarding
growth opportunities for the
airport, and recommended
County Attorney McFarland
review this matter and draft a
resolution for the Board's
review. The motion then
passed unanimously.
APPOINTMENT I
APALACHEE REGIONAL
PLANNING COUNCIL
Chief Administrator Butler
discussed a letter from A.R.P.C.
regarding the need to appoint/
re-appoint members to the
Planning Council. Upon
motion by Commissioner
Traylor,' second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board re-
appointed Property Appraiser
Kesley Colbert and .City
Commissioner David Horton
(currently serve).
TRASH CANS ON THE
RIGHT-OF-WAY I CAPE SAN
BLAS ROAD
Chief Administrator Butler
discussed attending a meeting
with the South Gulf County
Taxpayers Association regard-
ing trash cans being left on the
right-of-way on Cape San Blas
Road, and discussed drafting
an ordinance banning this
action. Commissioner Barnes
requested that County Attorney
McFarland draft a proposed
ordinance regarding this issue.
County Attorney McFarland
discussed his concerns regard-
ing enforcement of the pro-
posed ordinance. Upon motion
by Commissioner Barnes, sec-
ond by Commissioner Williams,
and unanimous vote, the Board
approved this request.
WEWAHITCHKA HEALTH
DEPARTMENT
Chief Administrator Butler
discussed a letter from the Gulf
County Health Department
regarding the purchase of prop-
erty from Will McLemore to
build a new Wewahitchka
Health Department. He dis-
cussed the land purchase price
($100,000.00 for two acres),
and recommended financing
the property for five years, with
the first payment to be due in
one year. Gulf County Health
Department Administrator
Doug Kent appeared before the
Board to discuss the new
Health Department Building for
Wewahitchka (received $1.5
million in grant funds), and the
location of the property
(Highway 22, next to the Post
Office). Commissioner Traylor
discussed his support of the
Gulf County Health
Department. Commissioner
McLemore motioned to pur-
chase the property from Will
McLemore, in the amount of
$100,000.00, for the new
Wewahitchka Health
Department site (located next to
the Wewahitchka Post Office on
State Road 22), contingent
upon following the legal process
to acquire the property as a
County. Commissioner Barnes
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
GULF COUNTY HEALTH
DEPARTMENT I STAFF
MEETING---.
Gulf County Health-
Department Administrator
Doug Kent appeared before the
Board to invite them to attend
an open staff meeting that will
be held on Thursday, December
16th from. 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
AWARDED BID #0405-01 I
FINANCING PUBLIC
WORKS EXCAVATOR
Upon recommendation by
Chief Administrator Butler,
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to award Bid #0405-
01, for financing of an excava-
tor for the Public Works
Department, to Capital City
Bank at a rate of 3.35% for
three years ($65,578.69).
Commissioner .Traylor second-
ed the motion, and it passed

To be continued next
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