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Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: January 27, 2005
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Dolphins Under the Microscope this Spring


Scientists and Researchers from Around the Country to Take Intensive Look at Bay Dolphins


by Tim Croft
Crunch the numbers to under-
stand why the dolphins of St.
Joseph Bay, and the bay itself, will

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become something akin to lab rats
in April.
One-hundred and five in 2004.
Twice in five to six years. Two criti-


cal gaps in knowledge.
A public/private team of scien-
tists and researchers from around
the nation will arrive in April to
spend two weeks in Gulf County
and surrounding environs.
They will come to take a closer
look at St. Joseph Bay and its dol-
phin population in hopes of gaining
greater understanding of just what
makes these sleek creatures tick.
And, hopefully, glean addition-
al understanding of what makes
the ticking stop.
In large numbers, more than
one hundred, last year, the second


such occurence, since the late
1990's.
"Our main goal is to get a bet-
ter "understanding of the dolphins
of St. Joe Bay," said Blair Mase of
NOAA Fisheries in Miami.
Through knowing more about
coastal bottlenose dolphins iden-
tified as the species which perished
in large numbers in both of what
NOAA Fisheries calls "unusual
mortality events" scientists hope
to better know more about their
immune systems and potential dis-
eases.
Their interaction with, and vul-


nerability to certain aspects of,
their environment.
And why they seem so vulnera-
ble to the main suspect in the mass
deaths last year.
That is the biotoxin caused by
Karenia brevis, the algae bloom
known as red tide.
Red tide, or the damage expo-
sure to it can cause in marine life,
remains the identified culprit in the
sudden loss of 105 dolphins early
last year.
(See Dolphin on Page 6A)


County Officials Nudge Forward


on County-Wide Voting Effort


State wildlife personnel take data on a dolphin found dead on the beach-
es near WindMark Beach early last year, one of more than 100 dolphins
which perished over several weeks last spring.


State Grant Opens


Window for Parents


by Tim Croft
It was momentum by incre-
ment.
County commissioners on
Tuesday night charged a commit-
tee, whose members they had
already selected, with moving
ahead on two dovetailing tracks
toward the destination of county-
wide voting.
Under the guidance of county
administrator Don Butler, the
panel would examine options for
returning to county-wide voting,
instead of the current single-mem-
ber districts in place for nearly two
decades.


In addition, by motion brought
by commissioner Carmen
McLemore and approved 4-1, with
Nathan Peters Jr. dissenting, the
committee would also look at dis-
trict boundaries and any realign-
ment warranted.
By law, county attorney Tim
McFarland advised, commissioners
could redistrict in any odd-num-
bered year.
At a minimum, and traditional-
ly, redistricting occurs after the
census taken each decade.
But if any empirical data is
found to warrant a change in
boundary lines between censuses,


McFarland said, commissioners
could examine redistricting in a
year ending in an odd number.
"I want us to move forward and
I want us to move forward quickly,"
McLemore said of the redistricting
issue. A
Commissioner Billy Traylor
added, "We do have district that are
not proportionally equal. They
should be defined so there are no
questions."
Williams noted that while com-
missioners had appointed commit-
tee members to examine county-
wide voting which was over
(See County on Page 3A)
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by Tim Croft
It is a window into the class-
room. ,
And, seen from another per-
spective, a lure to draw parents a
little deeper into their child's edu-
cation.
Pinnacle, a new student data
system, was launched by Gulf
District Schools in November, pro-
viding a valuable on-ramp to the
information superhighway for
teachers, parents and administra-
tors.
And the fact the county has the
system up and running at all repre-
sents a story in itself, the product
of a competitive grant process in
which a small school district receiv-
ing limited state technology dollars
can think big.
'This allows us to do a lot of
different things we were not able to
do before," said Sara Joe Wooten,
supervisor for instruction for Gulf
District Schools.
And, as most anyone at the dis-
trict offices will note, the driving
force behind Pinnacle, and more
precisely the grant dollars that
funded the system.
The county, Wooten said,
received just $13,000 as its tech-


nology allocation after state law-
makers set the education budget
for the current year.
The allocation was typical for
recent years.
Any shopper for computers or
technology equipment will attest
that 13 grand won't foot many fares
on the express lane of the Internet.
So, creative, and dogged,
efforts are required in the arena of
competitive grants, dollars for tech-
nology and other instructional
areas which districts across the
state compete to secure.
They have become a particular
focus for Wooten.
"We have to go after competitive
grants," Wooten noted.
In the past several years, more
than $2 million in such grants have
flowed into the district, including,
this year, a $300,000 grant to boot
Pinnacle up.
By logging onto the system,
which interfaces with the district's
main system a key element par-
ents can receive critical informa-
tion concerning their child's
progress in school.
Currently, parents can find the
teacher's grades, attendance and
(See Pinnacle on Page 2A)


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progress reports by logging
into the system.
'To me this is 'a great
way to communicate with
parents," Wooten said.
Security was paramount
in determining which stu-
dent information system to
purchase, and the fact that
Pinnacle interfaces with the
district's system erects a for-
midable firewall, noted Marty
Riley, Wooten's right arm in
all things technology.
Additionally, a parent or
guardian, and it must be the
one already listed in the dis-
trict's existing information

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system, must go to their
child's home school bearing
a photo ID of some kind to
sign up to use Pinnacle.
They will be issued an ID
number and pin code to
access the system.
The child's name does
not show up on screen, only
Social Security numbers.
I "You never see a child's
name," Wooten said.
"Security was a real con-
cern."
And Wooten noted that
parents or guardians who do
not have a computer at home
can still obtain easy access
to Pinnacle.
Libraries at both ends 'of
the county have public-
access computers and the
Opportunity Centers at both
high schools are open one
night each week.
In Wewahitchka it is 5-7
p.m. CT on Monday; in Port
St. Joe 5-7 p.m. ET on
Tuesday.
'The parent side is easy,"
Wooten said.
For teachers who
underwent extensive training
- and parents, the system
meant a period of adjust-
ment, but also, for instruc-
tors, the elimination of often
duplicative paperwork.
Many teachers formerly
used a system called "Grade
Quick" to record grades, but
the system required several
checks between 'grade book


and central system, a paper-
work and time-management
issue.
'This way the teacher
puts the grades in the grade
book and it's there," Wooten
said. "It's done in one step."
Again, the interface with
the district's main system,
proves a critical component.
Further, the ability to
provide comprehensive and
up-to-date progress reports
offers a wider loop to snare
parents into their child's
school lives.
"We always wanted to
send out good progress
reports as well as bad
progress reports," Wooten
said. "Teachers now have a
lot more flexibility for com-
ments."
Already the system is
receiving fairly uniform
endorsements from teachers
while there have already
been hundreds of hits onto
the system from parents or
guardians.
"It's wonderful," said
Port St. Joe High School
teacher Lawanna Patterson,
noting that a number of par-
ents -of her students were
already using the system.
The system will expand
as time goes on.
The system's options are
varied. It already allows
teachers to send e-mail noti-
fication in the case of a
child's absence, depending
on the parameters for input
the parents have set.
With a phone interface, a
phone call could go out in
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County Puts Brakes to Annexation; Talks will Continue


by Tim Croft
It was the equivalent of
pulling the chips from the
table before determining if
-the cards should be shuffled.
County commissioners
on Tuesday put the brakes to
any proposed annexation of
WindMark Beach Phase II by
the City of Port St. Joe.
By a 3-2 vote commis-
sioners Billy Traylor, Carmen
McLemore and Bill Williams
on the yea side; Nathan
Peters Jr. and Jerry Barnes
the nay the Commission
also left a conduit, namely
Williams, to continue talks
with the city.
Williams, in turn, would
bring back to the board any
fruit borne from the talks if,
and when, it ripened.
Port St. Joe city commis-
sioner John Reeves proposed
a potential workshop



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whelmingly supported by
voters nearly three months
ago there was yet no struc-
ture or function to the panel.
Simply put, they had
received no direction on how
to proceed.
"This is a mandate by
the voters," Williams, said,
noting the roughly 70 per-
cent majority who favored
county-wide voting at the
ballot box.
Commissioners, in turn,
charged Butler with provid-
ing that form and function
and said the committee
should look at both the vot-
ing and redistricting.
"There are five of us ...
and we need to look at it as
how best to meet the citizens'
needs," Williams said of the
redistricting issue, adding on
the county-wide voting, "We
really would be county com-
missioners, instead of dis-
trict commissioners."
PLANNING FOR THE
FUTURE
At the urging of Traylor,
commissioners adopted at
least an initial workshop
date to begin to examine a
hOst of 'issues the county
faces today and must tackle
down the road.
Noting a lack of plan-
ning, and money set aside,


between city officials and
Williams, who agreed to par-
ticipate.
"I would like to take the
politics and personalities out
of it, then go back to basics,"
Williams said. "I'd like to look
at this as community mem-
bers and neighbors."
The issue has taken a
higher profile over the past
two weeks.
A proposed County
Commission workshop on
the issue disintegrated in a
politically bruising fashion
two weeks ago.
Lingering in the memo-
ries of all parties is a similar-
ly testy, and contested,
annexation process just a
few years ago.
That surfaced last week
during a city commission
meeting and again during
the Board of County


for county building needs,
Traylor asked commissioners
to establish a committee to
look at long-range issues.
Williams later noted
those discussions should
include affordable housing,
economic development, revi-
sions to the comprehensive
plan and land development
regulations in sum, strate-
gic planning.
,"We need some real
thoughtful sessions in this
county," said resident Jo
Heslin.
The first workshop,
where commissioners will
discuss moving forward and
begin to solicit citizen input,
is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on
Monday, Jan. 31.
"The county needs to
look at the future of Gulf
County," Traylor said. "We
don't.have a vision for what
happens tomorrow."
TAUNTON TRUSS
Commissioners unani-
mously approved, provided
there is a resolution to a few
outstanding issues, a land
swap with Taunton Truss.
The swap would open all
but one lot in the county's
Industrial Park to Taunton
and its plans to expand its
existing wall-paneling plant,
thereby at least doubling


Commission's regular bi-
monthly meeting.
Traylor took issue with
two sections of a proposal
submitted to county officials
two weeks ago by Port St. Joe
Mayor Frank Pate.
Traylor said he was
unaware of any of the negoti-
ations Pate said had taken
place the past two years and
added that the proposal for a
city-manned and funded fire
station was a "slap in the
face" to the volunteers of the
area.
But in large part the dis-
cussion centered around
what has been Williams' cen-
tral argument.
Namely, the tax burden
on folks who have yet to even

move here, and just where
and how those folks would
be provided services to justi-
fy what has been estimated


their existing plant size and
work force.
Traylor, noting that
Taunton is now the county's
largest employer, has a
monthly payroll of $360,000
and grows by the day, said it
was time to move forward
with the swap, which would
gain the county a 40-acre
parcel along Hwy. 71 roughly
eight miles south of the
Dalkeith Road.
"Let's don't hold these
people up from being able to
hire and expand," Traylor
said. "We are about creating
jobs not land."
Several issues remain to
be resolved, and by motion
on Tuesday are the final hur-
dles, particularly a survey of
wetlands on the targeted
parcel the county would
receive.
BLACK'S ISLAND
Commissioners unani-
. mously approved an. ordi-
nance amending the county
comp plan to accommodate
the proposed development of
Black's Island.
The details of the ordi-
nance, as noted by attorney
Charles Costin, had come
after extensive discussions
with the Florida Department
of Community Affairs and
various concessions by the


as $90 million in new ad val-
orem taxes over 10 years
upon full build-out of
WindMark.
"We do not need to tax
these people if it is unneces-
sary or unwarranted,"
Williams said. "At this time it
is unwarranted."
Williams acknowledged
the county could do a better
job of providing services, but
said Pate's proposal only
skimmed the equation that
must be examined when con-
sidering annexation and how
much the city could provide.
He said his hope would
be to take discussions back
to a basic level, then move
forward and discover
whether there is actually
common ground.
"We've got to have a dia-
logue and we have to contin-
ue the dialogue," Reeves



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landowner of the private
island.
According to information
provided to commissioners,
the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection
had offered at least, tacit
approval of the ordinance
language.
However, Layne Bolen,
who as acting manager of the
St. Joseph Bay Aquatic
Preserve works for the DEP,
said there remained con-
cerns about potential
impacts to submerged lands,
particularly sea grass beds
and shellfish fisheries.
The easing of 50-foot
buffer requirements in some
areas of the island, where 25
individual hotel/resort units
no larger than 1,300 square
feet are proposed, made sen-
sitive and pristine sea grass
beds vulnerable.
"This is one of the most
pristine areas, not just in the
bay but the Gulf of Mexico,"
Bolen said.
Noting that this was not
the last step in the review
process, the concurrence of
state agencies, the long
negotiations which had come
to fruition with the docu-
ment before them Tuesday,,
commissioners gave,
approval to the ordinance.


said. "We've got to work
together on this if at all pos-
sible."
Barnes, in voting against
the Williams motion, said
Tuesday's vote was prema-
ture, that the county at least


owed city officials the work-
shop which was promised
and never delivered.
"We ought to at least
meet with them and discuss
this before we make a deci-
sion," Barnes said.


County Commission chairman Nathan Peters Jr. presents
county emergency manager Larry Wells with a plaque recog-
nizing Wells' more than two decades of service to the county.


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-Balancing


by Tim Croft
The first instinct
upon seeing an Eastern
diamondback rat-
tlesnake is not exactly
tough to identify.
RUN.
Very fast.
Not so for Joe
Collins, a nationally-
renowned herpetologist
a studier of lizards,
snakes and similarly
icky creatures.
To Collins, such a
snake is something else
entirely, a rare and out-
standing chance to
interact with nature in a
way so many scientists
and researchers only
dream about.
"When you find a rat-
tlesnake it is a wonder-
ful opportunity," Collins
said last weekend dur-
ing a program at the St.
Joseph Bay Buffer Pre-
serve Center. "It's a
majestic sight and I
hope you have your
camera."
Collins, in his 'typi-
cally self-deprecating
and witty fashion, pro-'
vided a program focused
on snakes, tortoises and
one particular alligator,
but between the lines
there was a message to
be gleaned.
Feel fortunate for
where you live and be
stewards of your neigh-
bors.
Collins and his wife,
Suzanne, travel from
Kansas where he
remains a professor
emeritus at the Universi-
ty of Kansas each year
to tls .necek ..of- sthe;
woods.
They come :to con-
duct surveys, a census,
if you will, on St. Vincent
Island, at the buffer pre-
serve, of the creatures
that slink in the dark
and dank.
While conducting
their surveys which
they have done at the
behest of federal and
state environmental
folks they also gather
information for the next
edition of the Petersen
Field Guide of Reptiles
and Amphibians,
authored by Collins.
So far this month,
they have identified 53
different species in a
five-county area cen-
tered around Gulf and


Franklin counties.
"'ou live in one of
those areas where there
is a lot of diversity."
Collins said. "It's just
amazing what you can
find if vouL take the time
to look for them."
How much longer
will we be able to look?
With development
reducing habitat across
the region, the threat is
clear to one of those
items on the postcard
that draw so many to
this area the wildlife.
Wildlife so abundant,
so amazingly diverse
and gorgeous, that a
retired gent from Kansas
and his wife can't stay
away, joining thousands
of others migrating to
the region.
So abundant that a
walk in the park means
a potential encounter
with a rattler, or a scar-
let king snake or the
stunning sight of an
eagle soaring above the
tree tops.
But that is all under
siege, as any drive along
C-30, along U.S. 98 in
Franklin and Gulf coun-
ties, will attest.
The question should
be pondered by local
leaders, elected and oth-
erwise how do you pro-
mote eco-tourism with-
out the eco?
What happens when
the postcard becomes
more like a wanted
poster?
When growth, the
pursuit of the buck, ren-
ders the bucks of nature
As rare. as honesty.,in a
political campaign?
We can see at least
some of the answers as
nearby as Bay County,
where development has
turned the beach into a
condo canyon, eclipsing
the waves and the dunes
in walls of concrete.
Travel a half-hour
west, where Destin has
become a slowly moving
parking lot.
There are also traces
of evidence in the recent
demise of the St. Joe
Wildlife Sanctuary, envi-
sioned as a safe haven
for injured or displaced
animals and an environ-
mental educational cen-
ter, but now dead due to
community disinterest.
Which is why current


Act

updating or tweaking of
comprehensive plans in
both Gullf and Franklin
counties represent
opportunities, or poten-
tial disasters.
In both counties.
much of the discussion
over comp plan updates
centers around issues
pertaining to the envi-

tion, of development i
impacts, over protection I like George Bush just
of wetlands and environ- fine.
mentally sensitive lands. This is not a story
These are documents about him. Or Republicans.
that will provide the Or politics for that matter.
framework fr grow th If the Democrats had won
framework for growth in I'd be writing this same
the coming decades, article.
documents which repre- This is about waste.
sent a chance for what And incredible excess. And
amounts to the last of maybe a little stupidity
Old Florida to get it thrown in for good mea-
right. sure.
In a way they didn't I read in the paper
in Dade, Broward, Palm where the festivities cele-
Beach, Orange and so rating our nation's 55th
many other counties in presidential inauguration
Florida. cost, and I'm going to quote
on here, "$40 million in pri-
None of this is to say vate donations and tens of
that growth must be millions in related cost." I'll
stopped, that halting tell you what, that's some
development will cure all more kind of day when you
ills. can figure out how to spend
It won't. This is no 40 plus million dollars in it!
tree-hugging screed. I know they had a breakfast
We need jobs. We ceremony, a prayer service,
We je a swearing in, a parade and
need quality health care. "nine fancy balls" that last-
We need to maintain and ed late into the evening.
upgrade schools. We Amazing!
need better transporta- Folks, I have been to
tion options. breakfast gatherings in six
But there is a bal- states. And bacon and eggs
ance, a balance our don't cost THAT much!
elected officials, at our One guy Paula Zahn
prodding, must strike interviewed repeated ten
and establish as the law times that there was noth-
of the land. ing improper here because
We flaunt our beach- it was "private money". He
es as te orl' be, missed the whole point!
es as the world's best,
we tumpeth fe gt My depression .era
Sing, Father studied on the price
the hunting, the birding, tag of the Levi jeans I so
the outdoor activities desperately wanted back in
which bring us in touch, 1959 so I could "cool it"
literally, with nature. down the junior high halls.
We sell those across He had the four dollars.
the country as a lure That wasn't the problem.
come to the coast which He was pondering if the
the paving of Florida for- goods he would receive
would be worth the hard
got. earned capital he was
The question we gonna have to lay out!
should all be asking, It was a way of life for
while there is still time Dad. He wasn't about to
for an answer that has pay more for something
any meaning, is what than it was worth! And he
happens if what Collins figured folks who did were
called those "wonderful a bit on the foolish side.
opportunities" disap- I thought my Dad was
pear? past frugal at times. And if
The answer, so evi- we managed to wiggle a
dollar or two out of him,
dent in Collins' spirited he'd want to know "how,
program last weekend, when, who, what; and
is that we would all be a where" we were going with
little less wealthy, his money. That used to


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by Kesley Colbert



Miss Collins Goes



to Washington


peeve us a little. But. you
know what? I walk into a
restaurant today and if the
entree runs past ten dollars
or so....I'm a bit uncomfort-
able. I saunter through the
men's department at J. C.
Penney's and I'm checking
price tags before color and
style.
It's still about the worth
of the goods!
I've been to a prayer
service in my day. And,
except for a few East Ten-
nessee Baptist and maybe
a. televangelist -or two, I
don't think there is a sur-
charge on prayer. The Lord
made it perfectly clear as
far back as Noah and the
boys that we can't buy our
way into His Kingdom.
So I hope we weren't
spending a portion of the
$40 million on absolution.
I've been sworn in, and
at, several times. That did-
n't cost much!
I'm figuring we spent
the bulk of our inaugura-
tion celebrating millions on
the parade and those
"fancy balls." I didn't see
the parade. So I can't say if
they had expensive floats or
simply footed the bill for
every high school drum and
bugle corps in America to
march down Pennsylvania
Avenue. I know those floats
can run into some
money .....
Pam Collins was in
charge of our eighth grade
homecoming float. We got
our cardboard free' from
behind the U-Tote-Em Gro-
cery Store. We begged our
lumber from Mr. Gallimore
over at the Starr Lumber
Company. And the hard-
ware store sold us the
chicken wire and paint at
cost. Pam -still assessed
every member in the class
five dollars a piece!
Me, Yogi and Ricky
Gene still wonder to this
day what Pam did with all
the extra money!
I don't reckon I have
ever been to a "fancy ball."
So I'm a little lost to com-
ment on the cost associated
with one of those things. I
did go to our Junior-Senior
Prom in,'1964. The Student
Council hung crepe paper
all around the gym, they
had oriental shades over
the lights and they made a
big "wishing well" for the


center piece. The Future
Homemakers of America
provided the food. Lefty
Wiggleton and his band hit
licks on their guitars like
you ain't never heard! Lis-
ten,, for our day and our
budget, we went all out!
I bet we spent thirty or
forty dollars to, have that
dance! And it was worth
every penny! Leroy Cun-
ningham and Whiz Albrit-
tion got into a fight over
Beverly Sparks. Patty
Blakemore's formal gown
somehow slipped down a
notch or two. We got to
shooting baskets with Win-
nie McCloud's carrot cake.
Mary Hadley slow danced
with me. And right in the
middle of Lefty and the
boys doing "Cherry Pink
And Apple Blossom White"
Leon and Nicky Joe gal-
loped their horses into the
gym. Pandemonium
abounded.....
Listen, we could have
spent a hundred dol-
lars....but we Couldn't have
had no more funl And we
didn't have to have nine
separate get-togethers to
get it right. We were all
friends enough to go to the
same party..... except
maybe for Whiz and Leroy!
I once asked Dad for
two dollars to buy some
special Snake Oil Elixir
that Sonny Melton guaran-
teed would make me run
faster, grow taller, look
prettier, melt my acne and
remove'that unsightly wart
off my neck. Dad didn't
even ponder on it before he
said, "Son, is there some-
thing else that we could
spend our money on that
might be more productive?"
You'd think it would
behoove our nation to ask
that question every once in
a while!
$40 million plus in one
day! It seems inconceivable!
But then, another thought
just occurred to me.. I
haven't seen or heard from
Pam Collins in years....you
don't reckon somehow she
got put in charge of the
inauguration day festivi-
ties....
That Would Explain A
Lot.
Kes


A "Pick-Up" Game Was All We Had, But We Had Plenty of Those


IT'S BASKETBALL sea-
son, or the middle of basket-
ball season.
College basketball sea-
son is all over TV on the
week ends. Pro basketball
season is also on the tube
and making the headlines
with the players' antics,
such as fighting with the
fans and attacking women.
Baseball is about as
bad, with the players hold-
ing out for multi million dol-
lar salaries and getting
caught using illegal steroids
and the like.
There's not many ath-
letes a boy can idolize or
pattern his activities after,
any more. They all seem to
be in the business for the
big bucks and to heck with
merely being "the best,"
People spend serious
bucks to watch the prima
dona's perform their spe-
cialty and the professional
athletes are making so
much money they don't
want to retire at a reason-
able time any more.
Just keep bn making


ETAOIN SHRDLU

Written by Wesley Ramsey
/


that money!

THE RANKS OF THE
non-professionals are grow-
ing just as fast as the ranks
of the professionals, with
the non-pros all aiming at
becoming a professional.
It wasn't so in my
younger days.
Do any of you remember
when the high school bas-
ketball team practiced on a-
clay court which was behind
the old red brick school?
The kids played during
recess on the clay court and
the varsity practiced on it
after school. Of course, their
practice hours had to be
during the daylight hours.
Where did they play ses-
sions with other schools? In
the Centennial Buildingl


The Sharks used the
court in the Centennial
Building until the gymnasi-
um was built adjoining the
present elementary school.
Of course, the present
elementary school was origi-
nally the "new" high school
for several years.
The county floated an
additional bond issue to
build the gymnasium with.
I remember attending
games played in the Centen-
nial Building. The court was
lighted with regular incan-
descent light bulbs.

IT WASN'T UNTIL the
new gymnasium was built
that adequate lighting was
available to see to play a
game.
We all thought we were


in heaven when the first
gymnasium was built. Little
places like Carrabelle,
Apalachicola, Frink, Kinard
and Wewahitchka, all had
indoor gyms and Port St.
Joe had only the Centennial
Building for their games.
I was half crippled in the
old clay court days, but I
took my turn at shooting
baskets, too. I got pretty
good but not good enough to
play with the varsity, even if
I could have.
We didn't think we were
deprived in those days. We
were just thankful for what
we had. It was put to good
use, not just during the sea-
son, either.
It was utilized every day
that the weather was warm
enough to get outside.


WE EVEN HAD A soft-
ball diamond out in the out-
side corner of the school
ground, where we played till
the bell forced us into class.
It was at one of these
softball games that the late
Roy Burch lost one of his
eyes. He was the catcher,
and a foul ball hit him in the
eye and he lost the sight in
it.
I was playing first base
when it happened.
He didn't have a catch-
er's mask on. Shucks, he
didn't even HAVE a catchers'
mask!
None of us had the safe-
ty equipment every student
has to wear today.
We were tough! Or fool-
ish. Or just too poor to pur-
chase it.
But we played long and
hard, anyhow. We had more
fun than the kids do today.
We probably wouldn't
have known how to play
with the rules even the little
kids have in Little League
today. We just knew that


three strikes meant you
were out and three outs put
you back in the outfield for a
while.

WE COULD ADVANCE
another base or two during
the time it usually took an
out fielder to pick the sand-
spurs out of the ball before
he threw it home.
That was the reason the
one handed catch became
popular. You wouldn't dare
catch a ball with two hands
and risk all those sandspurs
one could get catching a ball
with the ungloved hand.
And, we usually had
only nine gloves, when we
had gloves.
When you came in to
bat, you usually left your
glove lying in the field for the
ones coming out in the field
to use.
We never once thought
we were deprived. We were
just having fun! A "pick-up"
game was all we had, but we
had plenty of those, any
day, at any time, any place!


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Tea-light Facts


by Mildred Melvin
UF/IFAS Gulf County
Extension Agent II
A cup of tea is not only
delicious, but also soothing.
Add to this list health bene-
fits galore, according to a
recent article in the Journal
of Nutrition. Tea, black or
green, hot or iced, is a simple
way to give a healthy boost to
your lifestyle.
Drinking tea instead of
coffee is likely to reduce the
risk of cardiovascular dis-
ease, say researchers. Coffee
can actually raise LDL cho-
lesterol and homocysteine
levels, both of which are risk
indicators for cardiovascular
disease. Natural substances
found in tea, such as antiox-
idants, may also help reduce
the risk of at least some
types of cancer and may
improve the body's immune
response to bacterial and
viral invasions.
A cup of tea contains
about half the caffeine as a
cup of coffee. If you desire
decaffeinated, choose teas
that process the tea without
added chemicals. These
chemicals may alter or
remove the healthful compo-
nents from the tea leaves. A
naturally decaffeinated tea
that contains the same
health benefits is called
Rooibos or red tea.
Tea, by itself, contains
no calories and can actually
improve your oral health.
The tea plant extracts fluo-
ride from the soil, which then
accumulates in its leaves.
Drinking tea may be an
effective way to deliver fluo-
ride to the oral cavity.
Adding sugar to your tea can
lead to dental decay, thereby
counteracting the beneficial
effect of fluoride. Sugar has
been shown to raise blood
cholesterol levels and adds 9
empty calories per teaspoon
to your diet. If you like your
tea sweetened, try a non-
nutritive sweetener or honey.
Honey adds calories, but
tastes sweeter than sugar so
you may use less to sweeten
your cup.
Choose tea made from
the Camellia sinensis plant.
,There are three major class-
es of tea that come from this
plant: black, green, and
oblong. There are many vari-
eties of these teas with many
different names. To ensure


your tea choice comes from
the Camellia sinensis plant,
read the ingredient list on


Mildred Melvin
the packaging. The first
ingredient should be any one
of these three types. Herbal
teas do not come from
Camellia sinensis, but arekn
infusion of leaves, roots,
bark, seeds or flowers of
other plants. They lack many
of the unique characteristics
of tea and are not linked with
the research on the potential
health benefits of traditional
teas.
Cost varies dramatically
between types of tea. Tea
bags are the most convenient
and cost effective, but are
made with the poorest quali-
ty tea. If you are willing to
spend a little more, the high-
est quality tea is sold in loose
leaf form. Loose leaf teas are
more expensive, but the
taste and health benefits are
superior. Black tea bags had
lower anti-oxidant content
than black loose leaf teas,
according to a study con-
ducted by University College
Northampton in England.
Also, the more processed the
tea is, the less health-protec-
tive qualities the tea will pos-
sess. Green tea, the least
processed, contains the most
health-protective qualities.
Black tea the least. Oolong is
somewhere in-between.
Over-infusing tea leaves
may cause your cup of tea to
taste too bitter or metallic.
Each type of tea has its own
water temperature and tim-


ing recommendations.
Green teas should not be
infused with boiling water.
The leaves may cook and
burn thus altering the flavor.
Green teas should be infused
with warm water for two to
three minutes. Black tea
should be infused with boil-
ing water for anywhere from
three to four minutes.
Darjeeling tea is a black tea,
but is an exception to the
time recommendations.
Darjeelings are more delicate
and should only be. steeped
for one to two minutes.
Oolongs should be infused
with water that is slightly
cooler than boiling for four to
seven minutes.
Tea Making Tips
Store tea away from light
in a dry, airtight container.
Quality deteriorates after two
to three months on a shelf.
Use cool, fresh water.
Poor tasting water will make
poor tasting tea.
Do not re-boil water.
This removes oxygen from
the water resulting in a flat
flavor.
Use high-quality, loose-
leaf tea. Tea needs room to
expand in water. Tea bags or
tea balls are usually too con-
stricting.
Use a ceramic teapot
with a removable infuser
with a handle. This allows
you to remove the leaves to
prevent over-infusing tea.
If using an infuser bas-
ket, only fill half way to
ensure plenty of room for tea
to expand.
Preheat ceramic teapot
before infusing tea. Preheat
by pouring boiling water into
pot, let sit for one minute,
then pour out. You may also
microwave water in pot, then
pour out.
Use approximately one
teaspoon loose tea per eight
ounce cup of water.
A teapot with a tea cozy
can help retain heat for
hours.
Follow time preparation
recommendations and your
own taste preferences to
make the perfect cup for you.
Lift your teacup and toast to
your health.
If you have a question,
write to Mildred Melvin,
Extension Agent Family arid
Consumer Sciences and 4-H,
UF/IFAS Gulf County
Extension, 200 N. 2nd
Street, PO Box 250,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465; or
call the Extension Office,
(850) 639-3200 of 229-2909.


by Virginia Bathurst Beck
Like most things, it is
much, much, easier now to
go on a carbohydrate free
diet than it was 15 years ago.
It was more like joining a cult
than going on a diet then.
There was nothing in the
store that was marked low
carb. There was no such
thing as an Arby's low carb
menu. There was no low carb
bread available.
Many things are marked
no carb, in the store now,
even the things that don't
have any carbohydrates in
them to begin with. I went to
a special carb section of a
grocery store and found a
special carb free mayon-
naise. I then went to the reg-
ular section of mayonnaise
and found two without any
carbs and two with only two
grams of carbs. The one in
the carb section, of course,
cost more than the regular
mayonnaise.
When I went on my diet
years ago, some of my
friends genuinely worried
about me. Back then low
carb eating seemed crazy
and self-destructive.
When you told someone
that you switched from
skimmed milk to heavy
cream in order to lose weight
they just looked at you and
shook their heads.
When we ate out, it was
at the casino buffet where we
had more choices or we just
ordered a salad somewhere.
Other restaurants were just
too much work. I used the
excuse to the waiter that I
was diabetic, to get special
orders so often that I worried
that I'd really become a com-
pulsive liar.
Fast food was even a big-
ger pain. If you don't think
so, try eating a unless
Whopper while you drive. Or
picking all the breading off a
chicken tender. That's one of
the reasons I gave up the low
carb diet.
Eating just got to be too
much work.
It was like choosing an
alternative lifestyle.
It's a different story now
since every restaurant and
food manufacturer is court-
ing low carb dieters. These
days you can give up carbs
without giving up sandwich-
es and spaghetti. And I'm not
sure that is a good thing.
Because we had so few
choices back then, our low
carb diet forced us into
some.healthy eating .habits.
Before .1I went low-carb, I
lived off fast food, frozen din-
ners, pasta, tuna helper and


low fat ice cream.
There was no real food in
my food. When we gave up
carbs I started eating meat
and fresh vegetables. I ate
eggs, cheese and black beans
-food with real nutrients
although it was too limited a
diet for me. Some of those
habits stuck. I still buy fresh
vegetables and save french
fries and soda pop for special
occasions.
Maybe what your really
wondering, I bet, is, did it
work. Well yes and no!
It did at first dramatical-
ly. What most people don't
know is cutting way down on
carbs takes a lot of the water
out of your system and that
accounts for the first weight
you lose. Maybe some of the
weight I lost was because I
started working out twice a
day. In the morning I took
exercises and weight training
from a tape and walked on
the noon break from my
work. I also lost most of that
weight when *I suffered a
bout of food poisoning. It was
from an undercooked Italian
sausage, not the diet, but I
was as sick as I've ever been.
The bright side of my round
of vomiting was that I lost
more weight in a week than
I'd lost in two months on the


Soon after that, I quit the
low-carb way of eating and
went on a Hershey almond
diet that lasted two months.
That is another side effect
from a strict diet. There is
usually a strong rebound in
the other direction.
I decided low carb is not
for me. It was too hard to
stay on. I'm not telling others
how to eat. It may work for
some. I think it is beginning
though, to lose its grasp on
the dieters. It may run its
course and fade away like
the streakers did. It just
became too hard to run
across a field or auditorium
naked fast enough that no
one could see you. I'm not
the only one that remembers
the streaker's, am I? Well ask
someone older than you, if
you don't remember.
I didn't take weight off
and keep it off until I ate a
well rounded diet, cut down
on the amount of food I put
in my mouth, and, of course,
continued exercising.
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Port St. Joe city c
this week extended
deadline to sign up to
to the sewer system
run from the city limi
Cape San Bias.
In essence, as
explained during a T
meeting which filled t
fire station, commis
compressed two timel
to one.
The sign-up dead
tie in to either Phase I
now March 15.
Those who sign
that date will be requ
put down 15-percent
fees for a single
$4,000 as a non-I
able deposit by April
Those signing up
March 15 will be requ
pay the full $4,000 ta]
one lump sum, and
will be no guaranty
whether capacity wil
users to tie into the s,
"March 15 guar
your capacity," sai
Kennedy of Preble-Ris


Extends Dead Lines for Cape Sewer


officials
d the
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to be
ts onto

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tuesday
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system.
*antees
d Bill
sh, the


engineering firm on the pro-
ject. "Capacity could be gone
at some point in the future."
Kennedy later clarified
the capacity issue, noting
that "from an engineering
point of view that option is
there" to tie-in'later.
Sewer lines were made
as large in diameter as they
could and still maintain
proper functionality of the
system, Kennedy said.
And the lines were sized
to accommodate construc-
tion on undeveloped lands
on the cape and as many
homes as possible.
On the other side,
though, there could come a
point when the capacity is
reached. Once the lines are
installed, they are in and
capacity is set.
Signing up now guaran-
tees access to the system.
Folks who sign up can
tie-in at any point in the
future their capacity is
established under the per-
mitting of the system.
The first phase of the


cape sewer project, which
will take lines from the city
limits to the Jubilation
development near the Stump
Hole, is projected for com-
pletion by August of this
year.
Phase II, which will take
lines from the Stump Hole to
Tapper's Cut near St.
Joseph Peninsula State
Park, is scheduled to be
completed by January of
2006.
Other items mapped out
during Tuesday's meeting:
The likely sewer
charges levied by the city for
those on the system would
be a flat fee of $35 per
month, Mayor Frank Pate
indicated, with 10 percent
earmarked for maintenance
of the system.
Minor users, individual
or small developments, will
bear all costs of tying into
the system.
Kennedy said a budget
of $6 per foot for pipe from a
lift station to the force main
would probably cover the


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gle pump lift station, will not
require additional engineer-
ing costs.
However, the cost of the
grinder pump lift station,
estimated at about $3,500,
is the responsibility of the
user.


Dolphins

More than 80 percent of
those dolphins were found in
or along the coastline of St.
Joseph Bay.
"We know there was
brevetoxin (the biotoxin
caused by red tide) found,"
Mase said, "We don't know
where they were exposed. We
just don't know a lot about
these dolphins.
"The more we learn
about the local population
the more we will be able to
understand why we have
these (mortality events)."
Forty different research
and scientific partners will
take part in the study, which
will take place over a 14-day
period in April, the timing of
which will be in part dictated
by the weather.
What they will try to
assembles baseline data, to
assess the dolphins and
their environment while red
tide is not evident, the dol-
phins otherwise healthy.
The partnership, a coali-
tion of the lab, if you will, is
a necessary pooling of
resources, and brings
together state, federal and
private researchers.
It is a team, and a
process, which is experi-
enced with similar investiga-
tions, and proven.
A central part of their
effort, Mase noted, would be
live captures, as many as
five per day, using the "tried
and true method used for 10
Years" '- a large net and
gradual closure to working
space for human and ani-
mal.
"We are able to get a
health assessment," Masse
said. "We do a total physical.
"There is always human
and animal safety concerns,
but this team is very experi-
enced."
They take a small
amount of blood, weigh the
animal, check the vitals.
Radio tags will be used
for tracking and "we freeze
brand" them with a number,
so people will be able to
identify the dolphins which
have been scientific sub-
jects.
The dolphins are not all
that will be under the micro-
scope.
The waters of the bay,
the dolphin habitat, will also
be scrutinized.
"We are not just looking


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get a better understanding of
this area," Mase said.
The interplay between
environment and dolphins is
critical Mase noted that red
tide occurs far more fre-
quently in Sarasota Bay, but
mass deaths of dolphins has
been absent.
This entire effort was
spurred by the fact that
2004, as horrible as it was,
asdeadly as it was across
gender and age of the dol-
phin population, was a
repeat episode.
"In the past five or six
years we have these two
(unusual mortality events),"
Mase said. "The last one


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Mase noted that public
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had spurred congressional
lawmakers to provide addi-
tional funding for research.
An interim report, pre-
sented last year to Congress,
highlighted how little was
known about coastal bot-
tlenose dolphins and how
gaping that hole was for fur-
ther understanding the
mass deaths.
"This study will give us a
better understanding of this
population and why they are
so susceptible to red tide,"
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St. Joe Wildlife Sanctuary Dissolved; Birding Festival Assumed by Friends of the Buffer Preserve


by Tim Croft
In the end, there was no
sanctuary for the sanctuary.
Plagued by financial
woes, overwhelmed by the
need and failing in a search
for a new home, the board of
the St. Joe Wildlife
Sanctuary voted this month
to dissolve the non-profit
organization.
Which will force folks
seeking help for injured or
diseased animals to seek
assistance beyond the coun-
ty's borders to house and
nurture wounded fauna.
"It's bittersweet," said
Marie Romanelli, director of
the sanctuary the past six
years. "It's been exhausting.


I look forward to a little free
time, but it's sad.
"I'm sad for the animals.
I'm sad for the community.
It's an important issue and
needs to be addressed."
The sanctuary, located
on 10 acres on Hwy. 71 just
north of the Port St. Joe city
limits, took shape a little
more than six years ago.
Until that time, wildlife
rehabilitation was largely a
scattershot enterprise per-
formed by a core group of
intrepid souls.
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of increasingly paramount
importance.
"We were concerned with
what we believed was a grow-
ing loss of habitat with devel-
opment, the number of ani-
mals would increase,"
Romanelli said. "We wanted
to stop


being sim-
ply a band-
aid sta-
tion."
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approached
The St. Joe
Co., in par-
ticularly
C l a y
Smallwood,
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securing
some land.
The
company agreed to lease the
current site to the group
through 2024 at a nominal
price.
There were, though, two
central problems.
One, the sanctuary took
over the acreage during a
drought, not realizing that
much of the 10-acre parcel
was actually wetlands, mak-
ing permitting for the vision
of the sanctuary problemat-
ic.
"We didn't have enough
space," Romanelli noted. "In
hindsight, we had 10 acres
and we probably needed 20."
Second, by not owning
the site, the sanctuary,
established as a 501(c)3 non-
profit, could not secure grant
funds to maintain opera-
tions.
So the group approached
The St. Joe Co. again about
three years ago with a dual-
edged proposal either
exchange the current site for
another or assist in identify-
ing a new location altogether.
The sanctuary board did
not put their eggs in one bas-
ket, seeking other land
options for a new sanctu-
ary/education center.
The efforts went
nowhere.
Meanwhile, the demand
was outgrowing the
resources of the sanctuary.
"We had well over 1,000
animals go through the facil-
ity in 2004," Romanelli said.
"It's been a steady increase.
When we started we had 75-
80 animals go through in a
year, which just shows the


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growth."
It was a 24/7 effort. In
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Romanelli said, was never
sufficient to support the
growing need for wildlife
rehabilitation.
'They don't realize how
critical the need is,"
Romanelli said. "Injured or
diseased animals will even-
tually cause a problem if it's
not addressed."
Romanelli emphasized
that Smallwood and St. Joe
Co. biologist Steve Shea were
consistently supportive of
the sanctuary's efforts.
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ing of the sanctuary board
this month, it was decided
that the financial situAtion
balanced against the number
of animals and the lack of
support from the community
had created an untenable
situation.
The board voted to dis-
solve the organization.
"I'm saddened by it,"
Smallwood said. "We tried to
get them started at a low rent
and we were excited about
what they were doing.
"I don't know how we
could have helped them
much more with it."
The assets of the sanctu-
ary will now be transferred to
a similar non-profit organiza-
tion and the board has asked
out of the lease since there
will no longer be a sanctuary
on the site.
The other shoe on the
issue involved the Florida
Panhandle Birding and
Wildflower Festival, which in
four years had established a
beach head among birders
across the country.
The festival was spon-
sored by and benefited the
St. Joe Wildlife Sanctuary.
"It was a good education-
al fund-raiser for the sanctu-
ary," Romanelli said. "It kept
the sanctuary going and it


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was a benefit to the commu-
nity economically."
A study by a pair of
Florida State University pro-
fessors highlighted the
potential economic impact of
the birding festival, and bird-
ing in the region in general.
However, a couple of
weeks ago the Friends of the
St. Joseph State Buffer
Preserves, Inc., a non-profit
promoting programs at the
aquatic and buffer preserves,
voted to assume the leader-
ship role with the birding fes-
tival.
"I think it can evolve into
a wonderful community-
based event," said Roy Ogles
with the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection
and a "Friend."
"It's a good opportunity
for more community involve-
ment."
The assets of the birding
festival will be transferred to
the "Friends" group.
All of which has left
Romanelli with a mix of emo-
tions.


'There are good volun-
teers in the community who
should pat themselves on the
back," she said. "But the
ones who could have done
something to keep the sanc-
tuary going did not do their
part.
"If anything, the demise
of the sanctuary says to me
the community needs more
environmental education
and I'm happy the Friends
will continue the _festival.
They have a lot of good pro-
jects in the works. Their
focus is where it needs to
be."
The St. Joe Wildlife
Sanctuary is no longer
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In the past 5 years, there
has been a dramatic rise in a
new type of mutual fund.
This type of fund is called a
HOLDRS (Holding Company
Depository Receipts). Other
common names for this type
of investment are shares or


exchange traded funds
(ETFs). ETFs are index-based
funds and give investors the
opportunity to buy and sell
shares of an entire index
(like the Dow Jones
Industrial Average, S&P 500,
or a foreign country's mar-


The St. Joseph Bay
Chapter of the National
Society Daughters of the
American Revolution was
singularly honored with a
visit from State Regent Jean
Mann on Jan. 19.
Regent Mann has held
many offices within the state
organization and is a mem-
ber of various other national
groups.
She gave an outstanding
program about George
Washington, featuring many
unknown facts and clearing
up several traditional myths
about Washington.
The State Regents' pro-
ject, "Lighting the Way," is a
scholarship. fund for stu-
dents who have maintained
high academic averages and


demonstrated qualities of
leadership, patriotism and
good citizenship.
Barbara Makant, State
Registrar, accompanied the
regent. She is a former nurse
and attorney.
The group enjoyed a deli-
cious lunch at Sunset
Coastal Grill, overlooking
beautiful St. Joseph Bay.
Any woman 18 years of
age or older who can trace
her lineage back to a patriot
who served in the
Revolutionary War is eligible
to join this patriotic organi-
zation.
Please contact Regent
Joyce Faison or any member
of the St. Joseph Bay
NSDAR.


State Regent Speaks


to Local DAR Chapter


stocks, they are generally
subject to the same margin
terms of common stocks.
This means investors can
borrow money on margin to
increase their position in a
particular holding.
Aaron Farnsley is a
Certified Financial Planner, a
Chartered Financial Consul-
tant, and has an MBA from
Florida State University. For
questions regarding this arti-
cle, or suggestions for topics
of future articles please e-
mail Aaron Farnsley at
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ket) just like an individual
stock. These shares have
attracted attention because
of several benefits over nor-
mal mutual funds. The most
significant benefits are lower
expense ratios, tax efficiency,
the wide variety of indexes,
and the ability to lever-
age/margin an index invest-
ment holding.
ETFs have extremely low
expense ratios, relative to
mutual funds. This means
the investor pays less money
to the fund manager, and
gets to keep a greater portion
of their investment. For
example, the Vangard Index
500 fund is known as having
one of the lowest expense
ratios of any mutual fund at
0.0018 percent. As an exam-
ple, a very popular ETF S&P
500 index fund has an
expense ratio of 0.0009, half
of the well-known Vangard
fund.
"Closed end" mutual
funds have long allowed
investors to buy mutual
funds just like individual
stocks. However, closed end
funds often trade at either a
discount or premium. This
means the stock trades
: below, or above, the price of
the underlying investments
in the portfolio. However,
ETFs have a unique way of
keeping the price of their
shares in line with the
underlying'investments. This
is accomplished by allowing
investors to exchange ETF
shares for the actual under-
lying securities. For example,
if an ETF is trading at a dis-


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Letters to z

I met Donna and Mike
Grabarek when they bought
the health food store here.
And even though our ages
were far apart, a friendship
quickly developed.
Eventually, I became an
employee at the store.
The above is,mentioned
to establish that I knew
Donna very well. As friends
do, we shared ideas, memo-
ries, and dreams. Many
times she mentioned how
much she loved her family,
and that Mike was her best
friend and she knew'she was
his. Few people I know can
honestly attest to such a
treasured relationship.
Donna was a nurturer.
She strived to help others.
And bear in mind, none of
her attempts to try to right
what she considered wrongs
were ever for her personal
benefit. They were focused
on the welfare of the commu-
nity.
After her demise, Mike
handed me a handwritten
note Donna had left me. It
ended with "please think
kindly of me."
How could I, along with
others who really knew her,
do otherwise?
Marjorie Parker
Dear Friends,
Those of us who own
property on Cape San Bias,
especially above the Stomp
Hole, were gratified to read in
The Star newspaper, on
January 13th, that "state,
federal, and local agencies
are pulling together to build
the beaches back up." We
assume that statement refers
to long range plans for beach
replenishing and re-nourish-
ment because as far as I


know, all those crews, "work-
ing hard to rebuild dunes
washed away by the hurri-
canes," are being paid by
individual property owners.
Over the last several
years, we (property owners)
have spent thousands of dol-
lars,.on sand and sea oats,
and then sadly watched it
Being washed, away by storm
surges. We pray that the
thousands presently being
spent will result in more per-
manent dunes.
We definitely encourage
those governmental agencies
to continue to cooperate in
endeavors to rebuild and
protect these beautiful
beaches, so dear to our
hearts and so valuable to the
economy. Individual home-
owners cannot continue
indefinitely to finance all the
beach restoration.
Sincerely,
*Helen P. Taylor
Property owner for 20
plus years.


State regent Jean Mann, left, joined by state registrar
Barbara Makant, right, presented a program at the monthly
meeting of the local chapter-of the National Society Daughters
of the American Revolution. Standing with the state officials is
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count, an investor can accu-
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the actual stocks it owns,
making a profit on the arbi-
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ETFs have a mechanism to
keep them in line with the
actual value of the fund.
One common complaint
of traditional mutual funds
is that investors often receive
a taxable gain even if they do
not sell their fund. This was
particularly common a few
years ago when many
investors received taxable
gains, despite the fact that
their mutual fund lost
money. Because ETFs are
allowed to redeem shares
from institutional investors
in a "like kind" transaction,
no taxable event occurs at
the time of the transaction.
This process greatly reduces
the realized capital gains on
ETFs. In addition, the stock
ownership feature of ETFs
reduces the negative tax
impacts associated with
portfolio turnover. Although
ETFs are not tax-free invest-
ments, they are more tax effi-
cient than traditional mutual
funds.
Other features of ETFs
that have been.attractive to
investors are the wide variety
of indexes available and the
ability to leverage/margin
their position. For examples
ETFs offer indexes on every-
thing from the S&P 500, to
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Gulf County Tax Exemption Deadlines


Gulf County Property
Appraiser Kesley Colbert
reminds everyone again that
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.
Those applying for the
senior exemption must pre-
sent proof that they have
reached 65 years of age on or
before January 1, 2005.
They must qualify for the
,homestead exemption and
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-
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Membership Meeting
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tors who serve as Board of
Directors for the Friends of
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Libraries, Inc. for 2004 and
2005 would like to invite its
members to the annual
meeting on Saturday,
February 26 at the Gulf
County Library conference
room.
The meeting will consist
of a program, refreshments
and door prizes. The guest
speaker will be Second
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The National Marine
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noon, local time, on Feb. 10.
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million pounds available,
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Tiger Sharks Take Another District Win


PORT ST. JOE 72, BLOUNTSTOWN 59
FRIDAY, JANUARY 21
The host Sharks
opened an early lead and
then came alive down the
stretch to grab stanglehold
on the District 1-2A title.
The Sharks, now 4-0 in
district play, 9-9 overall,
led the entire first half
until Blountstown's
Jeromoe Cooper nailed a
3-pointer to tie the game
at 33 heading into inter-
mission.
The lead changed
hands three times in the
third period before Port St.
Joe, with Randall Johnson
hitting consecutive 3-
pointers in the fourth
quarter, pulled away in the
final period.
Ash Parker led the way
for the Sharks with a
triple-double, dropping 14
points while adding 10
rebounds and 11 assists.
Johnson and Blounts-
town's Cooper led all scor-
ers with 15 points each.
Ash Larry had 10 and
and the Sharks had 10


players who got the ball
through the hoop.
The Sharks can all but
clinch the district title this
week, with a game against
Wewahitchka on Thursday
and Cottondale on
Saturday.
"If we win those, we
won't be able to be caught
in the district," said assis-
tant coach Fred Witten.
Score by Quarters
BHS 17 16 9 15-59
Sharks 22 11 17 22-72
Bay (73)- Gainer 20, Vogler 10,
Wade 1, Jones 5, Smith 8, Hayes
7, Shields 4, Wright 6, Clemo 3,
Reed 9.
BHS (59)- Simmons 2, Warren
14, Guilford 1, Byrd 9, Wilson
5, Watson 7, Grant 1, Richards
1, Edwards 2, Cooper 15.
CHIPLEY 70, PORT ST. JOE 67
SATURDAY, JANUARY 22
In a game that saw
great swings of momen-
tum, and possibly provid-
ed a preview of a regional
matchup down the road,
the host Sharks tied the
game late but could not
hold the momentum as
Chipley squeezed out a
win in overtime.
The Sharks opened an
early lead but were down
by seven at halftime.
But the Sharks, with
Randall Johnson leading
the way with 15 points,
five assists, four rebounds
and two steals, whittled
away at the lead, closing
the final gap in the closing
minutes to tie'the game at
58 at the end of regula-
tion.
Chipley, however, was


three points better in over-
time and escaped The
Dome with the win after
one extra period.
Port St. Joe fell to 9-10
overall.
Ash Larry and Reshard
Rouse paced the Sharks in
scoring with 16 points
apiece. Arsenio Sanders
added 12 and Mike Quinn


dropped in two points and
grabbed seven boards.
Score by Quarters
CHS 17 19 8 1419
12- 70
PSJ 1910 12 19 9 -
67
CHS (70)- White 24, Spencer
16, Kennedy 10.
PSJ (67)- Quinn 2, Larry 16,
Johnson 15, Rouse 16, Sanders
12.


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PORT ST. JOE 8, JOHN PAUL 1
TUESDAY, JAN. 18
Mica Ashcraft exploded
for five goals and the Sharks
coasted to an.easy home .win
over the Tallahassee school.
S'Ashcraft 'scored two
goals early, both assisted by
Jimmy Curry. Curry also
tallied on an assist from
Casey Flanagan.
In the second half,
Ashcraft scored with an
assist from. Darreel Wert,
scored an unassisted goal
and added his final goal on
an assist from Charlie Cox.
Goalie Mike Sparks,
exceptional as usual, scored
the final goal on a penalty
kick.
The win raised the
Sharks' record to 10-4-1
overall.


PORT ST. JOE 3, BOZEMAN 2
THURSDAY, JAN. 20
The visiting Sharks got a
tough tussle from.Bozeman
but came away with the vic-
tory behind a balanced
offense and defense.
All three Sharks goals
were unassisted.
Kurtis Krum got things
started in the first half, with
Mica Ashcraft also adding a
first-half goal.
Jimmy Curry tallied
what proved to be the decid-
ing goal in the second half.
The Sharks continued to
prepare for a tough slate
against larger schools in the
coming weeks, with a differ-
ent alignment.
Having previously used
four defenders, three mid-
fielders and three forwards,
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alignment against John
Paul.
"We think it will help our
attack," said coach Tom
Curry "It was something a
little different. We are get-
ting ready for the schools
ahead on our schedule."
The Sharks upped their
record to 11-4-1.

PORT ST. JOE 4, JEFFERSON
COUNTY 1
SATURDAY, JAN. 22
It wasn't always pretty,
but the Sharks kept the play
in Jefferson County's end
most of the game, dominat-
ed the shots on goal and
came away with a home win.
Kurtis Krum started the
scoring in the opening min-
utes, with Sam Cox and Alex
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Ash Parker
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in a win over Blountstown,
scoring 14 points, hauling
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freshman forward, was tireless on defense and on the
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PORT ST. JOE 43, WEWA 31
THURSDAY, JANUARY 20
With leading scorer
Gekeela Clemmons back in
the lineup, the host Lady
Sharks started a productive
week with a district and
county win.
The Lady Sharks never
trailed in 'the game as
Clemmons, Simone Smiley
and Audrey Skanes pacing
the defensive pressure and


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Clemmons the scoring load.
Clemmons, who was sat
down for two games by
Coach Kenny Parker, scored
22 points and added eight
rebounds and five assists.
Smiley had five points,
six rebounds and eight
deflections of balls.
"She really kept the ball
alive for us," Parker said.
The loss upped the Lady
Sharks' record to 5-8, with


their district record moving
to 2-3.
Score by Quarters
Wewa 2 13 9 7-31
PSJ 9 9 15 10-43
Wewa (31)- S. Grice 4, Sasser
12, Price 6, B. Grice 4, Taunton
4.
PSJ (43)- Clemmons.22, Pryor
11, Smiley 5, Driesbach 2,
Skanes 3.

PORT ST. JOE 64, ARNOLD 51.
FRIDAY, JAN. 21
Gekeela Clemmons
exploded for 43 points and
the visiting Lady Sharks
played tenacious defense
and dominated the Lady
Marlins.
The Lady Sharks upped
their record to 6-8 overall.
It was a one-point game
after the first period, but the
Lady Sharks put the clamps
on Arnold in the next two
periods to open a comfort-
able lead and cruised down
the stretch.
"It was an outstanding
team effort," said Coach
Kenny Parker. "Everybody
got after it. We do that, we
can do some things."
Again Parker noted the
defensive pressure of Audrey
Skanes at the point and the
work of Clemmons and
Smiley underneath.
Score by Quarters
AHS 15 16 6 14-51
PSJ 16 20 13 15-64
AHS (51)- McGowan 19, Ford
11, Byrd 14, Yamada 1, Cox 4.
PSJ (64)- Pryor 9, Skanes 1,
Clemmons 43, Jenkins 3, Smiley
4, McCall 4.
PORT ST. JOE 44, BLOUNTSTOWN 38.
SATURDAY, JAN. 22


The Lady Sharks' show of defense and offense helped in their weekend wins.
Gekeela Clemmons Blountstown to single digits four by Blountstown with
dropped in a game-high 28 in each of the first two peri- four minutes, down to two
points and the host Lady ods and took a 17-9 lead into points with two minutes to
Sharks, playing a game intermission. play.
made up from earlier this "Clemmons, Audrey "We tried to give it to
season, won again in the dis- Skanes and Simone Smiley them," Parker said.
trict to automatically qualify all played great defense," Score by Quarters
for the District 1-2A semifi- said Coach Kenny Parker. BHS 4 5 13 16-38
nals next month. "Simone is really getting after PSJ 13 4 13 14-44
The Lady Sharks are it. She can really do well BHS (38)- Kaspli 9, Futch 16,
now 7-8 overall and 3-3 in when she does that." Fagans 7, Gates 2, Lockhart 4.
district play. Not that there weren't PSJ (44)- Pryor 2, Clemmons
Defenseak again paced the some tense moments late. An 28, Smiley 8, McCall 2,
Lady Sharks, as they set 11-point lead was whittled to Driesbach 4.
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goals.
Mica Ashcraft, who had
what could only be
described as a productive
week, added the final goal in
the second half.
The Sharks upped their
record to 12-4-1. They are
undefeated in the District 1-


2A play at 8-0.
The Sharks have a
tough week looming with a
home game against
Marianna, a road trip to play
Lynn Haven Mosley at
Harders Park and a home
game against Walton High.
The district playoffs will
follow early next month.


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Registration Saturday
Registration for the Registration fees are
upcoming Dixie Youth base- $40 for ages five and six; $45
ball season will begin this for ages seven 12; and $50
Saturday, January 29, from for ages 13 and 14.
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the All children who have
Stac House on Eighth Street. not participated in the Port
The league is for agesde Youth baseball
five through 14. The child St Joe Dixie Youth baseball
must be five on or before league in the past need to
July 31, and must not turn bring a copy of their birth
15 before August 1. certificate to registration.

Registration for Wewa Dixie

Youth Baseball and Softball


There will be a
Wewahitchka Dixie Youth
Baseball/Softball Registra-
tion held on Saturday,
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

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The cost of registration
will be $40 for the first child,
$35 for second sibling, and
$30 for each additional sib-
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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.


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Andrew Jack Stevens, Jr.,
Andrew Jack Stevens,
Jr., age 93, of Mexico Beach,
formerly of Marianna and
Tallahassee, died Wednesday
morning in Mexico Beach.
SMr. Stevens was born in
Marianna in 1911 to Jack
and Myrtle Stevens. He
received his B.A. from
University of Florida and his
Masters from Florida State
University. He was a past
principal of Magnolia School,
past assistant principal of
Marianna High School and
principal of Marianna
Elementary School. Mr.
Stevens also served as
Jackson County School
Superintendent. He later
moved to Tallahassee where
he retired as Assistant
Executive Secretary for the
Florida Education
Association. After his retire-
ment, he helped establish
the County School
Superintendent's Assoc-
iation. He was known and
was loved throughout the
state by educators. He was a
member of the Mexico Beach
United Methodist Church.
Preceded in death by his
wife, Sarah Golson Stevens
and his brother, Billie K.
Stevens.
Survivors include one
son, William K. and wife,
Charlotte Stevens, of
Tallahassee; daughters, Sally
Ann and husband Howard
"Andy" Anderson of Norman,


Oklahoma; and Jackie
Stevens and her companion
Allen Richardson of Port St.
Joe; seven grandchildren;
seven great-grandchildren
and two great-great-grand-
children.
Graveside funeral ser-
vices were held Friday,
January 21, at Riverside
Cemetery with Rev. Jack
Howell officiating. A memori-
al service was also held on
Friday, January 21, at The
Mexico Beach United
Methodist Church with Rev.
Ted Lovelace officiating.
James & Sikes Funeral
Home Maddox Chapel was in
charge of arrangements.
In Lieu of flowers, memo-
rials may be made to
Covenant Hospice, 107 West
19th Street, Panama City,
Florida 32405 or to the
Mexico Beach United
Methodist Church.
Joel Byron Lovett
Joel Byron Lovett, 82,
passed away January 5 at
Clifford C. Sims Veterans
Nursing Home in Springfield.
Mr. Lovett was born April
5, 1922 in Norman Park,
Georgia to John F. Lovett
and Sue Hutchens Lovett. A
cherished husband, father,
grandfather and great-
grandfather, he will be
missed.
From 1939 to 1941, Mr.
Lovett was a member of the
U.S. Civilian Conservation
Corps. July 4, 1942, he mar-


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nice, male kitty, five months
old; .Two Walker mix pups,
male & female, about four
and a half months old; Jett,
beautiful chow/lab cross
female; Kojak, male, bulldog
mix, six months old; Bandit,
five months old, male puppy;


Stormy, red male, about
nine and a half months old;
Amber, copper colored, eight
months old, female; several
tiny kittens, assorted lovable
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For more information,
contact the .St. Joseph Bay
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ried Frances Dykes in Gulf
County, and in October of
1942 began service in the
Army Air Corps through
1946. Returning to Gulf
County, he joined St. Joe
Paper Company where he
retired in 1977 as supervisor
of maintenance. Since then,
he has resided in
Washington County. Mr.
Lovett was of the Assembly of
God faith.
He is survived by his wife
of 63 years, Frances Dykes


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Joel Byron Lovett

Lovett; children, J. Howard
Lovett and wife, Penny Webb
Lovett, of Chipley, daughter,
Paula Lovett Waller and hus-
band, H.T. Waller, of Chipley;
grandchildren, U.S. Navy Lt.
Cmdr. Van D.. Lovett, of
Pensacola, Valerie F. Lovett,
of Panama City, India Waller
Witte, of Tampa, and Ashley
Waller Newberry, of Panama
City dren, Jack Hamilton and
Abby Elizabeth Lovett and
Ingalls Elizabeth Witte;
brothers, Howard (Bud)
Lovett, of Greensboro, James
M. Lovett, of Port St. Joe,
Raymond Lovett, of Fort
Myers, Rev. William Money,
of Cdnway, Arkansas.; sis-
ters, Iris James, of Port St.
Joe, Juanita Varnadoe, of
Clewiston, and Inez
McKenzie, of Broken Arrow,
Oklahoma.
Viewing was held in
Washington County, on
January 7 at the Bonnet
Pond Community Church. In
lieu of flowers, the family
requests donations to the
Friends of Clifford Chester
Sims State Veterans Nursing
Home, 4419 Tram Road.,
Springfield, Florida 32404.
Vona O'Brian
Vona O'Brian of Port St.
Joe, passed away
Wednesday, January 19, in
Panama City.
Vona was a native of
Washington County and a
resident of Port St. Joe since
1940 and was a member of
the Oak Grove Assembly of
God Church.


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ST. GEORGE ISLAND BEACHSIDE "Little Palm,"
Bright cheery 3BR/2BA, 2016 +/- sq. ft. home offers
spacious kitchen, family room, fireplace, hardwood
floors, 1 screened and 1 open porch each with great
view of Gulf, heated pool and large poolside patio.
MLS#103418.............................................. $1,425,000


BRISTOL "Estiffanugla," 120 River Rd. Ideal loca-
tion for the avid sportsman. This approx. 4.83 acre tract
backs up to the Estiffanugla Lake. Homeowner's dues
include the use of the boat ramp; access to the
Apalachicola River. Mobile home and fish cleaning area
on property in need of repair. MLS#100791.....$59,000


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Attractive quality built 3BR/2BA, 1150 +/- sq. ft. home Dr. Lovely brand new 3BR/2.5BA, 1600 +/- sq. ft.
features a dining/kitchen combo, raised ceilings, home features oak cabinets and granite countertops
porch. Many new homes in this up-and-coming neigh- in kitchen, gas fireplace, deck, screened porch,
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Recently renovated 3BR/2BA, 1350 +/- sq. ft. home
offers eat-in kitchen, large living room with fireplace,
Florida room, bonus room, screened porch, outside
shower and fish cleaning area. Close to boat ramps.
MLS#101789............................................$125,000


St. George Island Beachfront- Lot 3, Block 11, Unit 1E, approx. 175' frontage x 100'. MLS#103325...........$1,799,000
Apalachicola Lot 4 & 24' Lot 3, Block 5, Neel, approx. 76' frontage x 236'. MLS#103010............................$149,900
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She was a loving wife
and mother. Preceding her in
death was her son, John
Carlton O'Brian.
Survivors include her
husband, Grady O'Brian of
Port St. Joe; her daughter,
Bobbie Jean Griffith and
husband, Bill; her son,
Thomas O'Brian all of
Panama City; two grandchil-
dren, Timmy Craig Griffith of
Cocoa and Grady Steven
Griffith of Panama City; one
great-granddaughter,
Mallary Paige Griffith of
Cocoa; a brother, William
Morris of Chipley; and two
sisters, Easter Nichols of
Panama City and Julie
Powell of Washington
County.
The funeral service was
held on Saturday, January
22,4 at the Oak Grove
Assembly of God Church,
conducted by the Rev. David
Fernandez. Interment fol-
lowed in the family plot in
Holly Hill Cemetery.
All services were under
the direction of the
Comforter Funeral Home.
Gary L. Hall
Gary L. Hall of Port St.
Joe passed away Wednesday,
January 19, at Bay Medical
Center in Panama City.
Survivors include his
mother, Hattie Smith; a sis-
ter, Velma Hall Harris; and a
brother, Desmond Quinn.
Funeral services will be
held Thursday, January 27,
at 1:00 p.m. EST at
Philadelphia Primitive
Baptist Church, 274 Avenue
D in Port St. Joe with the
Rev. Dr. Willie J. Harris, Sr.
officiating. Interment will fol-
low in Forest Hill Cemetery.
A viewing will be held
Wednesday, January, 26,
from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. ET
at the church.
All services are under
the direction of the
Comforter Funeral Home.


PSJ Baseball


Signs Renewal

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

Living History


Event Correction
In last week's edition of
The Star, there was an incor-
rect cutline under one of the
pictures accompanying the
"Living History Event Helps
Students Connect to Past,"
article on B1.
The students pictured
gathered around the lye soap
demonstration were from
Chapman Elementary, not
Carrabelle.




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Wewa Search and Rescue Loses One of the Family


by Tim Croft
He was described by
owner Debbie Lay as the "clo-
sure" dog.
For the hardy folks of the
Wewahitchka Search and
Rescue, he was simply one of
the family.
Which makes his recent
loss, succumbing to a brain
tumor, a body blow to the
gut.
Zeus, a statuesque 100-
pound Doberman pinscher,
was the dog which pointed
the way, which marked the
boundaries for so many
searches, which helped the
volunteers of the search and
rescue do their job, to bring
closure to grieving families.
"We worked on a number
of recoveries with him," said


Don Minchew, president of
the Wewa Search and
Rescue. "The last two years
alone, we had worked five dif-
ferent recoveries, but we had
worked with him so many
times before that.
'To us, he was a very
important member of our
organization."
For Debbie and David
Lay of Lynn Haven he was so
much more, their child, their
friend, their brother of the
woods and waterways.
"It sounds a little
extreme to most people,"
David Lay said, "but he was
more than a dog to me. He
was my partner, he was my
friend."
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And Zeus's role, at what from around the area have
are typically heart-breaking expressed a desire to be pre-
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16A The Star, Port St. Joe, FL a Thursday, January 27, 2005


who watched Zeus jubilantly
go about his work, are Lay's
words extreme.
Zeus was special, at the
top of his field, a one-of-its-
kind tool which proved so,
invaluable to authorities
around the Panhandle that
whenever there was a need to
search for a lost individual,
in a fire zone, on a river, in
Choctawhatchee Bay, the
Lays got the call.
Bring on Zeus.
"He gave us the area to
start working in," Minchew
said, "If you don't have an
eyewitness, even if you do
people see things differently,
you need that area to start to
work.
"He was just an excellent
dog. Every one we worked he
was that way."
After the most recent
search, though, for a soldier
lost on the Chipola River,
troubling signs arose.
In early January, Zeus
was felled by a seizure, after
spending several hours whin-
ing, a sign he was not com-
fortable.
"It was all I could do to
keep him on the floor so he
wouldn't hurt himself," Lay
said.
Then another seizure.
and another.
The local vet was able to
get the dog's temperature
down. was able to brine the
seizures under control.
They kept Zeus for three
days of tests and found noth-
ing.
They suggested Zeus be
taken to the \veterinary hospi-
tal at the University of
Florida.
That's the closest place
that has that sort of
advanced (veterinary) care.
Lay said. "There is no place
in the Panhandle to get emer-
gency care, for a K-9 dog or a
police dog. any animal."
A scan at IF revealed a
tumor on the brain and Zeus
underwent a round of
chemotherapy.
There was optimism for a
full recovery.
The first night back
home. however, it was clear
Zeus was not right.
Another seizure afflicted
the dog and it got to be where
the prized Doberman could
not even go outside to relieve
himself.
Another round of chemo
was scheduled in three


weeks, but Lay said he and
his wife came to the conclu-
sion that, "we were being,
selfish."
The choice was allow the
suffering to continue or let-
ting go of Zeus. They chose
the latter.
"It was probably the
hardest decision we've ever
had to make," Lay said.
"He was my friend. A lot
of his drive to please was
because we were friends.
"Dobermans have gotten
a bad rap. They are very
intelligent, very loyal dogs.
They are good family dogs
because they are protective
by nature."
David and Debbie Lay
owned Zeus since he was just
weeks old, had trained him to
be a wilderness search dog in
half the time it typically
takes.
,It was for David, retired
from the U.S. Navy, a chance
to give something back, to
provide, at no cost, a service
to the community which is
difficult to even quantify.
Law enforcement agen-
cies, he.noted, lack the finan-
cial resources to train and
nurture such animals.


families he had helped, he
had touched so many lives,"
Lay said. "My wife always
called Zeus a closure dog. He
brought closure to families.
What more can you say
about an animal?"
There will likely be much
more said in the coming
weeks when Zeus's ashes -
the Lays had him cremated -
are dispersed at Lands
Landing on the Chipola River.
Law enforcement folks


friend.
"He loved being on that
river," Lay said. "He loved
those people (of the Wewa
Search and Rescue) and he
loved his work."
And, Lay noted, the river
empties into the Gulf of
Mexico, where Lay has
instructed his ashes to be
spread upon his death.
"We'll be together again,"
Lay said.


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On January 18th, Thom
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the US Fish & Wildlife
Service, made a significant
discovery on the St. Vincent
National Wildlife Refuge in


Franklin County. While con-
ducting a duck survey he
came across an Alligator
Snapping Turtle in lake five
on the refuge. The turtle was
found dead, floating in the


Senior Citizens Hold Valentine's Day Pageant


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"The newly installed officers of the St. Joseph Historical
Society are shown as Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr. makes
his donation in support of the Lighthouse Keeper's renovation
and restoration project. Shown left to right are; Renee Shoaf,
Treasurer; Linda Wood, Recording Secretary; Lynda Bordelon,
Vice President; Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr., Charlotte
Pierce, President and Parliamentarian Betty McNeill."

Historical Society Holds Annual Meeting
By Lynda Bordelon Parliamentarian Betty Mc-
At the annual dinner Neill. Incoming Correspon-
meeting held on Friday ding Secretary Nancy Howell
evening, the St. Joseph was unable to attend and will
Historical Society was chal- be installed at a later date.
lenged to identify those Special recognition was
structures which meet the given to Commissioner
qualifications of the National gven to C issiner
Registry of Historic Places Nathan Peters and Rev.
and to begin the process of Larry Wells for their support
having this part of Gulf of the Historical Society and
County's history preserved the lighthouse keeper's pro-
for future generations. ect.
Mr. Walter S. Marder,
AIA, a Preservation Architect
with the Florida Bureau of I c i
Historic Preservation,
reminded the attendees of
how important historical
structures are to making our .
history visual and "touch- I
able." It is through the.,
encouragement and support
of Mr. Marder that the soci- .
ety has been able to secure
grant funding for the light- i
Mr. Randy Lewis of
Manausa Lewis and Dawson : .
Architects, Inc. updated the -
society on the "Sleeping
Beauty" project, the restora- I .
tion of the lighthouse keep- Large Comme
er's quarters. With the piers
now in place, the structure Currently ope
will be moved to its new
foundation within a week Potential for 2
and the restoration will
accelerate. He reported that
the field work has also begun
on the lighthouse restora-
tion. .R
The new officers for 2005
were installed by Mrs. Becky OF CAPE SAN BL
Norris, Clerk of Court;
Presideritt Charlotte' Pierce, -
Vice President Lynda
Bordelon, Recording
Secretary Linda. Wood,
Treasurer Renee Shoaf and'


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
in Wewahitchka and Port St.
Joe. Registration forms and
entry fees may be turned in
at the child's school or either
of the centers. The deadline
for registration is Friday,
February 4th, and no late
registrants will be allowed.


The competition is open
to all kindergarten through
twelfth grade girls in any
Gulf County (public or pri-
vate) school. There are five
separate divisions, or compe-
titions Little Miss
Sweetheart: Kindergarten
through 1st grade; Little
Miss Valentine: 2nd and 3rd
graders; Miss Valentine
Sweetheart: 4th through 6th
grade; Miss Teen 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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lake, apparently the victim of
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This was only the second
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The specimen was exam-
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T. Collins, The Center for
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and Travis W. Taggart, asso-
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Ladies Aux News


The Ladies Auxiliary of
the iJohn C. Gainous Post
10069 is pleased to
announce that Nancy Jo
Garlin has become president
of the organization.
The regular monthly
meeting was held 'on
January 11, at the Post
home. Many upcoming
events were discussed. The
Post will host the quarterly
District 17 meeting of the
VFW and its Auxiliary on
Saturday, February 12. We


encourage all, members
participate in this meeti
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details.
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few weeks. We encourage
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from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
at the Highland View Fire
Station. At this time, there is
a shortage of the Red Cross
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are
14. by Scott Hightower stude
ous Welcome to another brief
ing exciting week in Wewahitch- as we
iext ka High School. Things are day
all pretty slow down here this educe
>cal week in the swamp. T
by The varsity and junior from
varsity boys' basketball team but I
S will be playing Port St. Joe on busin
SJanuary 27. The game begins Wewa
at 6:00 p.m. in Port St. Joe.
ut The girls' basketball team is
r. playing Liberty County on
January 27 at 4:00 p.m.
Any students interested
in joining the recently started PSJ
Chess Club, see Mrs., Cox in
the library. Beginners are- Bro
more than welcome. Bo
The Student Government L
Lama
Association is hosting the
high school's first ever calen- lcoh
dar contest. Participants J
must be a Wewa High stu- Jame
dent, have a signed permis- Wewa
ur. sion slip signed by a parent, drug
and pay a $25 fee. There will J
cola be 12 boys and girls chosen Anne
to be in the school's calendar. Joe,
If anyone has any questions J
about the calendar contest, Kilbo
see Sheiletta Fisher or Jenny drivir
Wigglesworth. pend
A Christian rock .band Garcj
J'knOwnr as" -Lost- Prophets DUI
Recently, visited the school. breath
S They put on a concert for the cer w
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seminar to the students
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was very exciting and
national.
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the swamp this week,
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Ronnie and Charrish Stevens


Stevens Family to


Relocate to Russia


Ronnie Stevens of Port
St. Joe will be relocating to
Moscow, Russia for two
years as a Russian
Operations Manager for a
NASA Contractor. He will
manage operations at the
Astronaut/Cosmonaut
Training facility and the
Moscow Mission Control
Center and will be accompa-
nied by his wife, Charrish
Stevens (White) of Port St.
Joe.
His primary responsibili-
ties are to ensure successful
launch preparation and exe-
cution for Expedition


Missions which are held in
Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
Expedition Missions are held
in support of the
International Space Station.
Ronnie is the son of
Bobby Joe and Debra
Stevens of Atlanta, Georgia;
the son-in-law of Fred and
Debi White of Port St. Joe;
the brother of Bobby
Stevens, Bobby White,
Ashley, Scott, and Whitney
Mcalister; the nephew of
Irene Acree; and the cousin
of Jenny and Cleveland
(Scooter) Acree of Port St.
Joe.


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I Police Beat
anuary 13: Barbara
n Allen, 48, DUI.
anuary 14: Stanley
Ir Walters, 19, shoplift-
ad possession of an
olic beverage.
anuary 18: Franklin
es Rardin, 30,
ahitchka, violation of
offender probation.
anuary 19: Mary
tte Ramsey, 56, Port St.
contempt of court.
anuary 20: Mark D.
urn, 43, Port St. Joe,
ng while license sus-
ed or revoked; David
ia; Quintannilla,, 31,
'refusal to submit to a
h test,' resisting an offi-,
ithout violence, and dri-
while license suspended
voked; Lisa Jane Bernal,
ort St. Joe, contempt of

anuary 22: Joe Allen
rson, 47, possession of
han 20 grams of mari-
i.

xico Beach

lice Beat
luring the past two
s, the. Mexico Beach
e department answered
:alls for service, investi-
Ithree burglaries and
hefts.
During that same period,
rs investigated two traf-
ashes with a combined
Ige report of $7,000.00.
anuary 9: three juve-
for trespassing; damage
ain operated machine
heft.
anuary 11: two juve-
for grand theft of
m and burglary.
anuary 12: juvenile for
session of drug parapher-
four juveniles for pos-
on of drug parapherna-
td possession of an ille-
rearm.


January 13: John J.
Sauers of Mexico Beach, VOP
from Franklin county.
January 14: two juve-
niles for burglary and theft.

Gulf County

Sheriff's Report
January 12: James
Edward Rogers, w/m, 49,
Wewahitchka, VOP; Billy
Clyde Penix, w/ni, 21,
Wewahitchka, VOP; Henry
Wayne Newsome, w/m, 44,
Port St. Joe, reckless driving.
January 13: George
Howard Whitfield, w/m, 31,
Howard Creek, VOP.
January, 14: Robert
James Williams, b/m, .1.9,


Wewahitchka, sale of crack
cocaine; Stephen Ryan
Waller, w/m, 21, Panama
City, reckless driving.
January 15: Edward
Dewayne Gaskin, w/m, 52,
Liberty County, child sup-
port; Billy Dewayne Helson,
w/m, 38, Port St. Joe,
DWLSR; John Ricky
Williams, w/m, 50, Port St.
Joe, possession controlled
substance.
January 19: Tristan
Lamar Darna, w/m, 19, Port
St. Joe, forgery; James
Vincent Fennell, b/m, 24,
Port St. Joe, VOP; Phillip
Brian Sangster, b/m, 24,
Panama City, VOP; Evan R.
Fettlnger,'w/ni, 1, Pobrt St.
Joe, trafficking hydrocodone.
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Directions: cross bridge to St. George D\irections: cross bridge to St. George 67 Avenue D, Apalachicola
Island, travel 0.1 mile, turn right on W. Island, turn left heading towards the Directions: from the Anchor office in
Bayshore Drive. Continue 0.3 mile. state park on Gulf Beach Drive. Travel Apalachicola travel south on Hwy. 98,
House is on the left. Look for balloons! 3.5 miles east. Turn left into East Bay turn right on Fifth Street. Home is on
Nice home on a lot and a half on a corner, Estates. the corner of Fifth Street and Avenue D.
overlooking canal and Bay. Andersen win- Great three bedroom, two bath home with Rare historic architecture in home built in
dows, beautiful cypress exterior. community swimming pool and dock. 1846. Beautiful wood floors, 10 foot ceil-
MLS#101225. MLS#99138. ings, seven fireplaces. MLS#101501.
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to C-30A. Veer right on C-30A. Travel n Hwy. 98 to C-30A, veer right on C- avel west on Hwy. 98. Turn right on
6.8 miles to C-30E. Turn right on C- 30A. Travel 6.8 miles to C-30E. Turn 21st Street, right on Paradise Path, left
30E. Travel 8 miles. Turn left on right on C-30E. Travel 8.4 miles down on Nanook, right on Laloa, right on
Tampico. Turn right on Nassau. Cape San Bias Road, turn left on White William Way. House is on corer.
Townhome perched right on a beautiful Sands Drive. Long is second on right. Incredible home with garage finished, insu-
beach. Two bedroom, two baths. Open New home with beautiful view of the lated, with heat pump. Andersen windows
floor plan, fireplace, furn. MLS#99312. beach. High ceilings, tile floors, throughout. MLS#101537.
Call Jenny Thompson at 850 653-7647. MLS#100692. Call Ron Kelly at 850 596-2224.
Call Mary Baird at 850 227-4162.

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Established 7937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years








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Correctional Officers



Graduate from GCCC


Correctional Officer
Basic Standards classes
#164/166 graduated from
Gulf Coast Community
College on January 20.
A top gun award was
received by Jeff T. Anderson
and John Raymond Beard.
Beard also received an acad-


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Wayne Rowlett, Realtor

A MARKETING MISTAKE!
Time to sell your home?
You'll find there are many con-
siderations when deciding on
an asking price. A real estate
professional provides you with
information regarding the cur-
rent market and what similar
homes are selling for (or notl)
in your area. However, the
agent won't decide your ask-
ing price the ultimate deter-
mination is yours.
Any responsible agent will
stress the importance of con-
dition it's an extremely sig-
nificant variable when buyers
compare your home against
others. Don't be tempted by
what looks like an easy way
out pricing your home lower
instead of making repairs.
You've heard it before -
"image is everything." If your
home doesn't look as'good as -
or preferably better than the
competition, you're inviting
fewer or no offers. Buyers


emic award, as well as a per-
fect attendance award.
Jack Louis Jensen also
received an academic and
perfect attendance award. In
addition, perfect attendance
awards were received by
Donald Ray Bates, Cedric J.
Hall, Daniel Anthony


Phone: (850) 576-2135
Fax: (850) 575-2618
SLI N C O L N Cell (850) 322-3712

TALLAHASSEE

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3500 West Tennessee Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32304


James Billingsley
Sales/Leasing Consultant


dwell Banker Forgotten Coast Realty
look for the best value for their
money; and you need to offer a
home displaying "pride of
ownership."
Take time now before
you list to tend to the most
important repairs. Prioritize
your repairs to maximize your
payback. Take care of the big
stuff first and then focus on
minor cosmetics.
History shows that buy-
ers offer $2 less for every $1 in
needed repairs, so simply low-
ering the price yourself
instead of making improve-
ments will ultimately result in
disaster either no offers or
offers so low you can't accept
them. Take a professional's
advice fix it now or pay big
later.


Thinking of selling? Call for
a free consultation. Wayne
Rowlett of Coldwell Banker
Forgotten Coast Realty. 4288
Cape San Blas Rd. Port St Joe,
FL 32456. (850)227-1010.
wr@gtcom.net www.
Captwayne.net

I get by with a little help
from my friends.


LuCante, and Denise M.
White.
The following students
also graduated: Barry E.
Farris, Matthew D.
Ferguson, Ronald E. Gary,
Monica M. Green, Heather R.
Hall, Daniel Lee Hutto,
Michelle A. Jones, April M.
Knox, John C. Misch, Jr.,
David K. Moghtaderi,
Kenneth E. Phillips, Jr.,
Kimberly Quitina Roland,
and Demetrice Roulhac.


Small Business


Development


Classes Offered

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 Wednesday, February
9 at Lynn Haven Bay
County Small Business
Incubator from 8:30 to 11:30
a.m.; and Thursday, Feb-
ruary 24 at GCCC-
Gulf/Franklin Center in Port
St. Joe from 9:00 a.m. to
noon.
Business Plan Develop-
ment, 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 Com-
plex, Marianna from 9:00
a.m. to noon.
QuickBooks (fee $99)
will be offered on Thursday,
Saturday and Sunday,
February 5 and 6, at Gulf
Coast Community College in
Panama City from 8:30 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m.
SBA Loan Packaging
Seminar (fee $15) will be
offered on Wednesday,
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-99-0-
0003 with U.S. Small
Business Administration,
University of West 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.northflorid-
abiz.com.


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PRICED TO SELL @
S$439,000





SBAY FRONT ON CAPE SAN
BLAS Large 100'x 500'
approx. Deep water access.
1 $989,000
SS 1st tier lot on Indian Pass 78' x
146' Priced to sell @ $435,000
Park Pointe Subdivision
$439,000
S1st Tier on Indian Pass
$435,000
Bayfront lot in Marnie's Reserve
$500,000


features numerous upgrades
including new appliances, cedar
room, lush landscaping w/irriga-
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porch with sweeping gulf views
and much more! Priced to sell
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Bayfront lot on Cape San
$525,000.
Popular Sweetwater Shores
Sudivision $225,000
100 x 400 Lagoon Front lot in
Indian Pass only $250,000
Sunset Pointe Subdivision
Interior lot near amenities
Offered @ $399,900
Bayfront on Cape San Bias
$499,500


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INDIAN PASS Gulfview
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garage, mother in law quarters
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GULF FRONT in highly desir-
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@ $725,000
6.2 Acres on Wetappo Creeki (OIl
With 300' of frontage this is a
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$600,000
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located on the corner of Hwy
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$1,200,000


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- Anna Salzer Designated District Sunshine


r a State Scholar in Mathematics and Science


Anna Salzer, a graduat-
ing senior at Port St. Joe
High School, has been des-
ignated the Gulf District
Sunshine State Scholar in
Mathematics and Science
for the current year. She will
compete with the other 75
district scholars from
around Florida on
Thursday, January 13, to
become one of the six
regional scholars who then
will vie in March for the title,
Statewide Sunshine State
Scholar in Mathematics and
Science for 2005.
The Sunshine State


Scholars Program was
established in 1997 to rec-
ognize the achievement of
Florida's graduating seniors
who have demonstrated
excellence in both mathe-
matics and science. All,
scholars receive district
recognition and individual
awards from the program.
The six Regional Scholars
and their teachers receive
further recognition from the
governor and cabinet, the
Florida Legislature, the
Department of Education
and private businesses.
The Sunshine State


Scholars Program is coordi-
nated through the Florida
Institute of Education at the
University of North Florida,
and receives its major finan-
cial support from the Florida
Department of Education,
the Florida Lottery, and the


Technological Research and
Development Foundation.
Information on the Florida
Sunshine State Scholars
Program can be found on
the World Wide Web at
http://www.unf.edu/dept/s
unshine/,


Port St. Joe Middle


School Honor Roll


The following students
obtained honor roll status
for the second nine week


PSJ Elementary School Honor Roll


Anna Salzer




-Set For-

SENIOR CITIZENS
GULF COAST HEARING
AID CENTER of Panama
S City will be offering to any-
one 55 and older a free
hearing test. If you have
been exposed to loud fac-
tory noise, if people seem
to mumble or you ask peo-
ple to repeat_ what they
have said, come see us at:
JAMES W. DAME
Board Certified Hearing Aid Specialist

GULF CO. SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER
120 Library Drive, Port St. Joe,

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2005
9:00 A.M. 12:00 NOON
This is our regular monthly Service Center and we will service
Anyone's hearing aid-free of charge.,We-have-the lowest battery
Prices in the area. Come in and try our service


The following students
made the honor roll for the
second nine weeks at Port
St. Joe Elementary.
First grade- A's: Kyran
Batson, Sloan Bozeman,
Alexis Brinkmeier, Brooke
Curcie, Madelym Flanagan,
Morgan Gant, Savannah
Gibson, Michael Griffin,
Delilah Harrison, Christoph-
er Hemanes, Cassandra
Julian, Christina LaPlante,
Kayleigtl Maxwell, Carissa
Morrison, Shaye McGuffin,
Katie Nobles, Caroline Rish,
Kathleen Rish, Sarah
Shores, Madison Wilson,
Ashleigh Young, Ryan
Zaniewski.
A's & B's: Jeremy Ard,
Kristiana Arnold, Heather
Brant, Dominique Bryant,
Damari Cutler, Alyssa
Davis, Sophie Harrison,
Katelyn Lewis, Maliyah
McNair, Seth Newcomb,
Jordan Peterson, Clay
Raffield, Logan Rowell,
Matthew Simpson, Ryan
Teall.
Second grade A's: DayJa
Adams, Cameron Alcorn,
Brandi Barnes, Dallas Bird,
Kenny Bradley, Morgan
Butts, Cole Cryderman,
Lindsay Furr, Gabriel
Hendry, Janel Kerigan,
Chelsea Kuhlman, Haley
McCroan, Suede Nolan,
Shannon Pridgeon, Damien
Wallace, Dave Warriner,
Nicole..Windolf, McKayla
Woodham.
A's & B's: Jared Albert;


Haley Anderson, Janie
Aubry, Krysal Beard, Sierra
Bobzien, Chelsie Brant,
Stephanie Brinkmeier,
Kaylee Butts, Austion
Combs, Casey Garrett,
Bobby Joe Hanson, Connor.
Hermsdorfer, Megan
Hubbard, Haley Hunt,
Zachory Jasinski, Alyson
Johnson, Marquez Johnson,
Miranda Joyner, Alexis
Lyden, Ilianna Maestri,
Justin Martin, Abigail
Oliver, Hayden Palmer, Billy
Quaranta, Karilynn Samuel-
son, Reed Smith, Reggie
.Smith, Celeste Thursbay,
Da'vida Tschudi, Qua'Shav-
ya Weatherspoon, Walt
Wilder, Haley Wood.
Third grade A's: Bryce
Godwin, Drew Lacour, Kayla
Lindsey, Antonio Moree,
Ashlin Morgan, Sydney
Ownes, Anastasya Paul,
Makayla Ramsey, Anastasia
Thomason, Dantasia Welch,
Hunter Zaniewski.
A's & B's: Akasia Bailey,
Ben Bridges, Tamara
Chambers, Alyssa Davis,
Heather Faircloth, Brittany
King, Zachary Harper,
Cailyn LaPlante, Andre Le,
Nicholas Lewis, Kaleb
Odom, Morgan Palmer,
Anthony Pate, Sawyer
Raffield, Tristan Reynolds,
Makenna Rogers.
Fourth grade A's:


Skysja Adams, Sophie Adsit,
Karah Bradley, Jackie
Collingsworth, Jaclyn
Kerigan, T.J. Kuhlman, Jeni
McLemore, Olivia Moree,
Allison Oliver, Tanyaneka
Pittman, Jada Quaranta,
Jeremy Thompson, Alex
Wood, Tyler Worley.
A's & B's: Javarri
Beachum, Kyle Biggins,
Taylor Butts, Austin
Clayton, Carley Clements,
Jackson Combs, Colby
Gentry, Arnisha Harris,
Skye Hunter, Jena Julian,
Heather King, Joe Love,
Nathaniel Maestri, Corey
North, Alyssa Parker,
Brittany Parkerson, Brittany
Peak, Britney Rich, Monica
Sherwood, Cierra Scoggins,
Witt Shoaf, Tucker Smith,
Bryanna Stuart, Bree
Scruggs, Savannah Thomas.
Fifth grade A's: Katie
Gardner, Avery Little, Jenny
Miles, Erin White.
A's & B's: Deven
Bhakta, Blaine Bush, Blake
Buskins, C.J. Butts, Connor
Clark, Cody Cook, Lisa
Davis, Ashley Doyle, Alyson
Harvey, Jessica Hopper,
Michelle Hiscock, Alex King,
Katie Lacour, Luke Leonard,
Ryan Liffick, Daniel May,
Dulci McCall, Autumn
MErriel, Megan Pace, Sarah
Pippin, Nichole Spilde, Kaley
Wilder, Natalie Wood.


period.
A's: Lilla Dykes, Rebecca
Furr, Megan Gannon, Dylan
Hester, Kathleen Kerigan,
Charlotte Murnan, Kayla
Parker, Brandon Peak, Erica
Protsman, Jesse Raffield,
Caitlin Rich, Chelsey
Walker, Sara Ward.
A's & B's: Jared Arnold,
Jacie Ball, Emily Baxley,
Evan Branch, Adrian
Browning, Evan
Brumbaugh, Brennis Bush,
Tayler Byrd, Angela
Canington, Robyn Carroll,
Cody Clark, Christopher
Cochran, Kristi Davis,
Maverick Dugger, Megan
Gentry, Jacob Gentry,
Jonathan Girtz, Sarah
Hiscock, Sara Hoffman,
Adrian Hubbard, Zach
Hunter, Brittany Hypes,
Simeon Jones, Krystal
Keigans, Jazmine Kennedy,
Javi'un Langston, Lindsay
Martin, Amber McCullough,
Catherine McNeill, Russell
Miller, Kayla Minger, Susan
Mullen, Sarah Murnan,
Samantha Nicodemus,
Davida Odom, Morgan Peak,
Jasey Powell, Sean
Pridgeon, Roman Quinn,
Melanie Raffield, Zach
Rapack, Julia Scheffer,
Savanah Searcy, Hayley
Smith, Tiara Smith, Kayla
Spilde, Heather Strange,
Brandon Strickland, Levi
Strickland, 'Kacey Thomas,
Darcy Trauger, Cassie
Tullis, Veronica Walker,
Chloe Warren, Amelia
Warriner, Chase Watford,
Kaelyn Williams, Lilly
Wright.


SFAITiH. REALLY
John Howard, Lic. Real Estate Broker
29 Avenue E Suite 4 Apalachicola Florida
850-653-2563 866-872-6411
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townhomes each with great gulf view. Large lux-
ury townhomes in gated community. 4 BR/4 1/2
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Kaitlyn Turns 6

Kaitlyn Baker turned six of Scott and Wendy Baker of
on January 20th, and cele- Port St. Joe; and the grand-
brated her special day with daughter of Jan and Ray
friends and family on Miller of White City, Donna
Saturday, January 22nd. Baker of Mansfield,
Kaitlyn had a Strawberry Baker of Mansfeld
Shortcake Party with a moon Pennsylvania, and Bruce
walk and a inflatable slide. Baker of Raleigh North
Kaitlyn is the daughter Carolina..

Gulf County Holds Bus Driver Training


The Gulf County School
System has immediate open-
ings for substitute bus dri-
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 come open.
.Anyone who is interested
or needs more information,
call Carolyn at the Gulf
County Adult School at 227-
1744.


Adam Britt White and Marci Lee Bostdorf


Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Bostdorf of Stewartstown,
Pennsylvania, announce the
marriage of their daughter,
Marci Lee Bostdorf to Adam
Britt White, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Michael Wayne White of
Port St. Joe.
Marci is the grand-
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Paul Costa and the late Mr.
and Mrs. Glen Bostdorf of
Newberrytown, Pennsyl-
vania.
Adam is the grandson of
Geraldine White and the late
Wayne White of Port St. Joe,


and Joyce Britt and the late
Charles Britt of St. Joe
Beach, and the great-grand-
son of Berlie Palmer of
Bonifay.
The wedding is sched-
uled for Saturday, February
19th at 1:00 p.m., at Oak
Grove Assembly of God in
Port St. Joe.
No local invitations are
being sent.
All family and friends are
.invited to attend.
A private reception will
follow at the Port Inn.


Celebrated 51st Anniversary


Sea Oats and Dunes Garden Club Hold Luncheon


The annual Founders
Day Luncheon for Sea Oats
& Dunes Garden Club will
take place at the Beaches
Fire House on Alabama
street, 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.


Cary and Kathryn Floore


& St9 foae4i 6e 6utt
is offering a

FREE

Certified Nursing Assistance Class
every month at our facility
located at

S220 Ninth Street
P ort St. Joe, Florida
For those interested in an exciting career in the Medical Field,
Call for details to Cathy Epps, LPN @ 850-229-8244 x 118
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For over 18 years you have trusted your eye care needs to the
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Cary and Kathryn Floore
Celebrate 51lst Wedding
Anniversary
S Car E' and :Kathryn
Floore recently .celebrated
Their 51st wedding anniver-
sary with relatives and
friends of the family.


Benjamin Franklin Daughtry, III and Jennifer Miranda Summers

Summers and Daughtry


Announce Engagement
Carolyn Harper of The wedding is planned
Homestead, and Ricky for Saturday, March 12,
Summers of White City, are which will take place at
pleased to announce the White City Baptist Church. A
upcoming marriage of their eceptionwifollow.
daughter, Jennifer Miranda recfollow
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All friends and family are
invited.


LOTS FOR SALE

Knowles Avenue Port St. Joe


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 ESTJanuary
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.


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Quiet Day
The Daughters of the
King at St. James Episcopal
Church will sponsor a Quiet
Day for the community on
Saturday, February 12.
The quiet meditation
period will be from 10:00
a.m. until noon. Father
Joseph Hagberg will divide
the meditation time with


Scheduled
short messages.
As a spiritual prepara-
tion during Lent, the public
and congregation are invited.
A brown bag lunch will
follow in Coldway Hall.
St. James Episcopal
Church is located at the cor-
ner of Garrison Avenue and
22nd Street.


Treasures for $ Saturday


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
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. .

John Lanier in C

Highland View (
John Lanier will perform
at Highland View Church of
God, located at 482
Pompano Street in Highland
View on Friday, February 4.
John Lanier, a "singing
evangelist," has been per-
forming full time for 15


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.

concert at

Church of God
years. He has had 14 record-
ings, four videos and has
appeared on two of the
nationally televised "Gather
Homecoming" videos.
The concert will begin at
7:00 p.m. ET and everyone is
welcome to attend.


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

1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe,FL
229-8691
A community of Worship. Work,
and Witness to the glory of God


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Sunday Messages 1/30
AM: How to Live with Consistency & Courage
PM: Spiritual Warfare: Armed for Battle
Attitude of Gratitude ... Unfortu-
nately, many people go through life
dwelling on the negative. They've found a
rut & remain there. They've bought
Lucifer's lie, "You deserve better than
that." It can be difficult to get out of this
rut, but not impossible.
The Bible says, "Give thanks in all
things." Reflect on past reasons to be
thankful. Give thanks for present "small"
things (there is so much to be thankful
for). Also, smile toward others. It is conta-
gious. Don't let resentment & bitter-
ness own you any longer. Give thanks
with a grateful heart!!
Worship on Sunday: 11:00am and 7:00pm
Bible Study on Sunday: 9:45am and 5:00pm
Worship on Wednesday: 7:00pm


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


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

You're Among friends at
S Oak Grove, ssemblV ofGod
David A. Ternande. 'Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 Parsonage: 850-229-6271
613 Madison Street Port St.Joe. fC
Schedule of Services
Sunday Wednesday
Sunday School 9:45am Md'WeekMeal 5:00pm
.Morning Worship 10:45am Mid'Week Bble Study 6:15pm
Xidson the.Move 10:45am Mnistryi n action 6:15pm
Cross Training Vouth 6:15pm
Men's .Mnistry-.Monday- 6:30pm
(adies Manistry Tuesday 7:00pm
Dynamic Praise 'Worship reaching the 'Pre Word


Tsunami Disaster Benefit March 5th


The First United
Methodist Church of Mexico
Beach is hosting a Fish Fry
and Silent Auction Fund
Raiser for the Tsunami
Disaster Benefit. The
Tsunami destruction is wide-
spread with unprecedented
devastation, and communi-
ties around the world are
pulling together to help these
victims.
Please make this com-
munity fund-raiser a success
on March 5 by attending the
silent auction or the fish fry
anytime from 12:00 p.m.
until 6:00 p.m. CST at the
First United Methodist
Church, 111 22nd St.,
Mexico Beach.
Any donations for the
silent auction are appreciat-
ed, and the company's name
will be recognized for your
contribution. one hundred


percent of all contributions
will be donated to the United
Methodist Community Relief
Fund.
Dinner includes fish,
baked beans, cole slaw, hush
puppies, cheese grits, tea
and dessert for only $10.00.
Please contact any of the
following sponsors for tickets
or donations:
The Bank, 1202 Highway
98, Mexico Beach, 648-5060;
The Bank, 418 Cecil Costin
Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, 227-
1416; Bayside Savings, 202
Marina Dr., Port St. Joe,
229-7700; First United
Methodist Church, 111 22nd
St., Mexico Beach, 648-
8820; Mexico Beach Harmon
Realty, 1402 Highway 98,
Mexico Beach, 648-5767; or
Fish House Restaurant,
Highway 98, Mexico Beach,
648-8950.


Our Lady of Guadalupe's

Annual Italian Dinner Feb. 4


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 avail-
able at 4:30 or
6:00 p.m., CT
and take outs I
will also be offered.
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 din-
,.. ner for two at a
S local restaurant,
and a 50/50
drawing.
The church is located on
15th Street in Mexico Beach.
For more information,
call 647-3438.


Wednesday Dinner Menu


The menu for Beach
Baptist Chapel's Wednesday
night supper for February 2,
will be chicken, au gratin
potatoes, peas, 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.


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.


Local Men's Christian Group

Seeks Computer Players


Emerald Coast Christian
Gaming Community,
ECCGC, is a gaming group of
Christian guys that have
been playing computer
games for the past two years.
ECCGC now wants to
invite local players to .the
LAN parties that are now
being hosted by locals. LAN
parties are hosted every third
Saturday of the month.


Games that are being
hosted are "Half-Life2,"
"CounterStrike," "Call of
Duty." More games will be
added every month.
The next LAN party will
be Saturday, January 29 at
7:30 p.m. If any local players
who are interested in becom-
ing a part of the ECCGC,
please call (850) 340-0247 or
email at eccgc@yahoo.com.


Dream Catcher Publishing Featured at "booksAlive Seminar"


Dream Catcher
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publishing, Inc. will have
For more four authors at the Annual
ormation, "booksAlive Seminar" on
the February 12th, at Gulf Coast
r Community College in
rch officePanama City.
229-6235. Jack Mullen, author of


-( ) FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
"' 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship
10:00 a.m. Sixteenth Street
Fellowship Time /
10:45 a.m. D
Adult School
11:00 a.m. -
*Sunday Schoql 8 .
*Young Children
Pastor Rev. J. Re /Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.
Pastor Rev. J. ReI. lmer


Rev. Thomas Guido, Pastor
The Catholic Church of Gulf
County
Welcomes You
St. Joseph St. Lawrence Mission
20th & Monument Hwy 71 North
Port St. Joe, FL Wewahitchka, FL
(850)227-1417
Weekend Mass schedule
Sat: 4:00 pm (ET)
Sun: 9:30 am (ET) 11:00 am (CT)



Church of Christ

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




Currently Meeting on the Second Floor of the Capital City Bank Building
CASUAL CONTEMPORARY CHRIST-CENTERED
Sunday: For more
Sunday School-9:00 information:


Worship-lO:0
Small Groups-6:00
Wednesday:
Night-7:OO


227-1180
www.graceeagles.org


Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the love of Jesus"
Join us in worship ... Porst S. Jo
10:30 Sunday Morning Apalachicla 98Panma City
7:00 Wednesday Evening
Pastors Andrew N
&
Cathy Rutherford ReidAve.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates e Family iteChurth
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net V wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)


'The Sound of Death," Carole
Kelly, author of "...And Now
Goodbye," Beverly Mount
Douds, author of
"Lighthouse Keepers" and
Dwan G. Hightower, author
of "Anthrax: The Game" will
be the four authors repre-


senting Dream Catcher many other southern
Publishing. authors.
The key note speaker The seminar will be from
will be Senator Bob Graham, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and
and other authors will a
include Mark Winegardner, each author will have a sign-
the new author of the ing table and an assistant to
Godfather books along with help them with their books.


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

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

FwFkL "A Reformed Voice
Sin the Community"

0gj Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor

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

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

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


I ST. JOHN'S

EPISCOPAL CHURCH

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


The friendly place to worship!

First Baptist Church
MEXICO BEACH
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
Corner of 15th & California 648-5776
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship-Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Bible Study-Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday-Prayer and Bible Study at 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times central!
Nursery Provided for All Services!
Reverend Chris Bishnp


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

S 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 routh Ministries
Deborah Loyless
Director of Children Ministries)


Jesus is Lord an He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:,

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L 382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1506
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Sunaay 5cnool 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 6:00 p.m.
stbrook, Discipleship Training 5:00 p.m.
*tor Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Singing:
Worship:


9 a.m. Sunday
9:30 a.m. Sunday


Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
SCorner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


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


The teachers and stu-
dents in grades three
through six have done a fan-
tastic job growing vegetables
in the container garden at
the school with the help of
Roy Carter. They were treat-
ed to a Cooperative
Extension Garden Project
lunch on Wednesday,
January 26, of broccoli, cau-
liflower, collards, turnips,
and cabbage. Louise Jones
was the special cook for the
luncheon. The Cooperative
Extension added; chicken,
cornbread, and dessert to
complete the delicious meal,
and parents supplied drinks
and paper products. The
Faith Christian School staff
and students thank everyone
for all their help with this
enjoyable learning experi-
ence.
Most of the teachers and
students are back in school
this week after a time of sick-
ness. Please continue to pray
for Karen Phelps ard Sue
Hanlon who are still quite ill.
We appreciate those who
have stepped in to help,
especially Angela Bouington
and Winston Wells.
The annual spaghetti
dinner and auction will be
held March 12. We are
presently accepting articles
for the auction. Please call
Kathie Sarmiento at school,
229-6707, if anyone would
like to donate something.
Also, everyone is invited to
attend for a wonderful time,
good food, and bargains.
The bible study, Purpose
Driven Life, is being held on
Tuesday from 4:00 p.m.
until 5:00 p.m. in the library
of Faith Christian School
under the direction of Lori
Beightol. Books are available
for sale if anyone would like
to join the study, and
refreshments will be served
at 3:30 p.m. for those who
would like to come early for


a time of fellowship.
Progress reports will be
sent home on January 27,
and magazine sales will
begin early in February.
Remember that there will be
a holiday on Presidents Day,
February 21.
The verse for the week is
Ephesians 2:10, "For we are
God's workmanship, created
in Christ Jesus to do good
works, which God prepared
in advance for us to do."


The following students
obtained honor roll status for
the second nine week period.
Ninth grade A's:
Rebecca Barnes, Tori Bowles,
Janie Boyett, Tyler Bush,
Kayla Chumney, Joey Col-
lins, Tyra Dupuie, Kenneth
Manor, Lisa Richards, Brent
Walker, Gayla Williamson
A's & B's: Anisa
Chaudhry, Andrew Dorman,
Katlyn Gortman, Summer
Grice, Michelle Hand, Hall
Harden, Tiffanie Keith, Misty
Knobel, Holly Knowles, Alex
Lewis Meleah Lister, Whitney
Myrick, Audreanna Riley,
Josh Sandlin, Mary Taunton,
Samantha Wade, Kelly


Weeks, Allan Whitfield,
Brandi Whitfield.
Tenth grade A's:
Kanawat Chanaralawan,
Matthew Miller, Jessica
Stoppelbein, Bradley Udell.
A's & B's: Sean Bierman,
Latonya Fisher, Samantha
Green, Marcie Jackson, Alex
Jones, Ellen Manor, Leigh
Anne Mayo, Robert Morris,
Ashley Oglesby, Megan Peak,
Hannah Price, Joey
Shipman, Taylor Smith,


Caitlin Turner, Anthony Wait.
Eleventh grade A's:
Jessica Jones, Hall Price.
A's & B's: Justin Barnes,
Samantha Burns, William
Chason, Matt Dorman, Trey
Goodwin, Shane McDonald,
Courtney McMillion, Heather
Simmons, Jenny Wiggles-
worth.
Twelfth grade A's: Zach
Barnes, Jeena Breman,
Courtney Bremer, Sheiletta
Fisher, Jade Gaskin, Nathan


Grimes, Sarah Lawrence,
Brandy Little, Courtney
Martin, Porshe Sandlin.
A's & B's: Adam Ake,
Shannon Barnes, Kody
Bidwell, Jayna Foster,
Britney Grice, Geoffrey
Helms, Kaci Hoover, Daryl
Knee, Sarah Montgomery,
Amy Niehaus, Jill Pippin, Will
Strange, Mitchell Udell,
David Whitfield, Jerremy
Yoder.


Wewa High Holds 1st Annual Calendar Contest


The Student Govern-
ment Association (SGA), will
present the First Annual
Calendar contest, Saturday,
January 29 at 6:00 p.m. in
the Wewahitchka High
School Commons. Tickets
can be purchased at the door
for $5.00.
Students in grades nine
through 12 will participate,


hoping to win a monthly
cover spot on the school cal-
endar. A photo shoot for stu-
dents will be held Saturday,
January 22, at noon at Lake
Alice Park. Peaks Unlimited
will be photographing stu-
dents for this event.
Sheiletta Fisher, SGA
president, says- that she
hopes this event will not


only raise money for the
organization, but hopes that
next year the contest will
become a scholarship pro-
gram for winners of the con-
test.
Please go out and sup-
port the students and the
Student Government Associ-
ation.


A Good Night's Rest


By Lori Price
Children's sleep prob-
lems run the gamut from a
reluctance to go to bed, night
wakings and nightmares, to
sleepwalking, bed-wetting or
obstructive sleep apnea.
The amount of sleep a
child needs changes as they
grow. Babies may sleep for
16 hours, half of it in the
deepest phase, but by age
seven- or eight, children
spend more time in the light
sleep phase and, as a result,
are more likely to be awak-
ened by noises, light, even
stress. Adolescents actually
need more, not less, sleep
and not getting it can have
serious consequences for
learning, long-term memory
and safety.
A child's sleep problems
can catch parents by sur-
prise. Having stumbled
through middle-of-the-night
feedings of infancy and the
one-more-drink-please stage
of preschoolers, they assume
that, barring the occasional


illness, their child will get a
solid night's sleep. But some-
times, children bring a long
list of worries to bed: prob-
lems at school or with
friends; anxiety about an
impending move, birth of a
sibling, illness or stress in
the family; or fears about
what they've seen on the
nightly news. What's more, a
sleep-deprived child isn't
always easy to spot, by even
the most attentive parent. A
sleep-deprived child can be
overactive, irritable and
argumentative. In school,
they may fidget, become eas-
ily distracted, or misbehave.
Many people underesti-
mate the number of hours of
sleep they need. Children
who regularly sleep nine
hours perform better in
school, are happier, suffer
fewer accidents, and are less
likely to develop weight or
emotional problems later on
than those who try to func-
tion on less.


-. -. ---.-: -- ----------- -. .. : ".

This property is within walking distance to St. Joe Beach and is located in a nice sub-
division. Privacy fenced back yard with approximately 10'x12' screened in porch.
MLS#103531
Call Carolfor more information on this beach retreat.
850-227-4252 or 850-227-9600



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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 r
Each Office is Independently Owned & Operated a CarL Bell


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101 NA-UMUS AVI


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL 9 Thursday, January 27, 2005 7B


Estab~lished 1937 @ Srvinc Gullf county and surrounding areas for 67 years


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oR TuH CTAD DCDT .T 'IOF FIo a THUIIPSDAY .IAUkY 27,2 005


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

AUTO$
1996 Chevy Blazer, 4
door, 85,000 miles,
$1500. 229-1519.
2tpl/27

1994 Chevy Cavalier,
runs good, good tires,
battery etc. As is
$1,000 obo. 647-3930
or 227-5786. ltpl/27

'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


2004 Key Largo, 19'. T-
Top, ss prop, duel bat-
teries, all electronics
and access. 125 Mere.
$13,000. 509-9902.
4tpl/13

BUSINESS FOR SALE
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 1RNT
Wewahitchka, 2/2
mobile home, quiet
area near river. Prefer
non-smoker, single or
couple. $445 month +
dep. References & app.
required. Call 763-
2338. ltcl/27

PSJ home w/charac-
ter, 1750 sq. ft. located
on a large wooded lot
w/double car garage,
interior freshly paint-
ed. 3 BR/2 BA, large
family room, cent. ac &
heat, stove, refrig. fur-
nished, laundry hook
up in garage. Close to
school & medical cen-
ter. Avail. 2/1.
$985/mo. plus sec.
dep. 648-5854.
2tpl/27

Charming & very pri-
vate 3/2 @ 449 Pineda,
St. Joe Beach. This
great property features
a 1/1 single wide suite
in back of home
attached by large
decks & wooden walk-
ways. $750. Call
Michele 527-8863.
2tpl/27

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


FOR RENT
Boaters delight, 3/1 sf
on the canal @ Mexico
Beach 107 N 38th St.
Boat dock and lift in
back yard. $1300. Call
Michele 527-8863.
2tpl/27

1 BR/1 BA house, 524
E. 4th St. $450/mo.
first, last & sec.
References req. 227-
3333. 2tpl/27

3 BR house 1804
Marvin Ave. $750/mo.
large lot, storage bldg.,
nice neighborhood.
770-654-1328, 770-
534-7699. 3tpl/27

3 BR/2 BA modular
home with fireplace on
large lot. Large
screened in porch, util-
ity shed, side-by-side
refrig, gas stove, and
dishwasher. $850 a
month. Call 850-229-
8211 or 227-5301 and
ask for Russ. tfcl/27

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

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

New house for rent: CR
30, 2 BR/ 2 1/2 BA,
New and fully fur-
nished with designer
furniture, screened
porch with upper deck
with a great view of the
bay. Minimum 6 mo.
lease required. No
pets. $1125 a mo. plus
utilities. Call 850-229-
7799. 4tcl/13

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.40m/13

Office Space: Ex. space
for a satellite office to
be located on busy CR
30 in Simmons Bayou.
All amenities included,
except phone service.
Multi-line phone sys-
tem is already in place.
$300 plus tax. Call
850-229-7799 for more
information. 4tcl/13

Upscale bayfront 3/3.5
@ Simmons Bayou.
Secluded yet close to
town, furn. tothe 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

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. Iss/i


MINI STORAGE
Of:t lReidAve, Sreet P t St Joe, FL
2296200 Office
814-7400 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours


Retail Space
Port City
Shopping Center -
3000 sq. ft. shop.
Call George at
229-6031.
tfcl0/21


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

UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 BR. house,
stove & refrig. ceh.
h&a. screen porch.
carport & laundry rm.
* Large 2 BR apt. stove
& refrig., washer/dryer
hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 BR
house, 1 1/2 ba.,
inside laundry rm.,
ch&a, dishwasher &
stove, fully carpeted.
No pets.
FURNISHED
* Small 2 bdrm. home,
auto heat & air, wash-
er/dryer hook-up.
* One bedroom apart-
ment, washer/ dryer
hookup; Call 229-6777
after 7 PM. tfc5/1

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

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


Reeves
Furniture & Refinishing
234 Reid Ave. 229-6374
Tempur-pedic Beds
Oreck Vacuums



Readyto
SFinish
., Furniture





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

Student style comput-
er desk $30. Amish
made oak drop leaf end
table. $35. 647-2525.
ltpl/27

2 sleeper sofas, real
nice, blue denim, $200
ea. obo. 227-7698.
Cape San Bias.
2tcl/27

Furniture for. sale:
Newt Simmons, strata
longer; priced to gob
Call 763-4266 or come
by Quality Home
Center, 3423 E. 15th
St. Panama City, FL.
ltcl/27

GARAGE A
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

HELP WANTED
Executive assistant,
full time, business exp.
essential, self starter
w/strong people, com-
munication, computer
& organizational skills.
Keller Williams Coastal
Realty. Email resume
to rexanderson
@kw.com 850-899-
3563. ltcl/27

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


CLASSIFIED ADS


Established 1938 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67 years


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

'"?/tar&ihtc a tr oe < CwI ewIIUt^
and oua idadgurc y 4iuece 1946"
We are now hiring
-Class A CDL Drivers
-Equipment Operators
-Construction Crew Laborers


www.trawickconstruction.com

1555 South Boulevard / Chipley, FL
850.638.0429 tc5/1


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HEIP WANTED
The Gulf County
Board of County
Commissioners will
be accepting applica-
.tions for one (1) Data
Entry/Mapping
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
SPolicy 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
Receptionist, front
desk help needed for
fast paced medical
office. Med. exp. pre-
ferred but will train the
right person. Bring
resume to 301 20th St.
Interested inquiries
only 227-7070.
2tcl/27

Secretary First
United Methodist
Church Port St. Joe -
seeks qualified candi-
dates for full time sec-
retary. Qualified appli-
cants must have good
communication and
computer skills with
experience and knowl-
edge in MS Excel, be
organized and multi-
tasked. Salary and
benefits negotiable
based on history and
work schedule. Please
apply in writing stating
all prior work experi-
ence, salary, require-
ments, and availability
and included at least
three work-related ref-
erences. Applications
should be mailed to:
SPR Committee, 402
Reid Avenue, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456. No
phone calls please.
2tcl/27

Field Technician FL
Fish & Wildlife
Conservation
Commission. Seasonal
position, mowing road
shoulders & ditches at
Bloody Bluff,
Apalachicola River
WEA. Located 17 miles
north of Eastpoint.
Class A CDL, experi-
ence with boom mow-
ers, Gyro Trac useful,
but not necessary.
Begins mid-Feb. and
continues through
mid-June. Up to 40
hrs/wk, $8.50/hr.
Submit State of Florida
application. Call 850-
827-2934 for more
info. EEO/AA
Employer. 2tpl/27

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/20

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


Need to get certified?
Come to the
Gulf/Franklin Center of
Gulf Coast Community
College and attend
Correctional Officer Basic
Standards class

Evening: Starts January 24 -
Ends October 2005
Monday Thursday, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Day: Starts February 22 -
Ends June 20
Monday Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE TO
QUALIFIED APPLICANTS

Contact: Brenda Burkett at 227-9670,
ext. 5507 or
Sharon' Burdeshaw at 227-9670, ext. 5511




GulfCoast

GCCC IS AN EA/EO INSTITUTION


TRADES & SERVAlA ICES


GULF DIESEL SERVICE
Diesel Engine Repair
Phone Mobile

850 J 850

229-8651 227-8024









PLUS SMALL ENGINE
REPAIRS
NOW AVAILABLE
Climate Control

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


a5x10 10x10 10x20

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


J. C. Enterprises 2 Rid Avenue
//"'"""%. Ff. 32456
850-227-9414
S Fax 229.6041


'Ri
RadioShacko
Authorized Sales Center

Large or Small, We Do Them All
No Job Too Large or Too Small



(onstruttion, Inc.
New Construction
for Renovation
Phone/Fax
(850)227-7107

lic.# RG0066644


L~ tal~ : I,


Lic. & Ins. CPO 32-148993


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


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


Under New Management

Voice/TTY Access
CI (352)472-3952


Harry Paul
Ph: 229-8182
Pager: 335-0609

Bryan Paul
Ph: 639-3942
Cell: 624-3374


tfc6/17


Waterspout LLC
Your Total Irrigation Istanllation _u
Landscaping


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


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


SComputer and Network Solutions

Computer Network
SSales Design Phone: (850)227-1917
Service Maintenance www.gulf-computers.com
Repair Installation

Over 10 years experience: Microsoft Certified Professional. Netware
Administrator, A+ Certification.



CARPENTRY

Home Repair & Renovation

Vinyl Siding Doors Windows

Wood Flooring & Trim Painting, etc.

All But 6, LLC Licensed/Insured
Charlie Poliski

850-545-1126 or 670-8532
5tpl/20


Free Estimates Established 1991

TLC Lawn Service

"Every yard needs a little TLC"


229-6435


Mowing
Trimming, Fertilizing


Sprinkler Systems
Installed & Repaired


D6C NOHE RmhIR
Drywall, Painting, Carpentry &

HIIIRCLl CRrETi CLLIHIHG
No Job Too Smalll Free Estimatesl
CHARLES
Office (850) 647-1698
Cell (850) 227-4248





* Screen Rooms *Carports

* Aluminum Railing Florida Rooms

Pool Enclosures


227-3628
tfcll /4


Steve Brant's

ROOFING

LICENSED & INSURED

LIC. #RC0050321

Port St. Joe Call

229-6326

Locally
Owned



\ RSesidential
Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
Termite Treatments Restaurant
Molel Flea Control Condomlniums
Household Pest Conrol New Treatment
Real Estate (WDO) Reports Constroction Sites
Specializing in Vacolion Rental
Properties

f FAMILY OWNED

f PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
"Serving the Entire
Area"
Free Estimates
Dol-HourslfPest Control Produd

22-82


SPool and Jacuzzi Care
Gulf County and Mexico Beach
P"


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HELP WANTED
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

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

Part time Golf course
maintenance help
wanted. Retirees wel-
come. Apply in person
at St. Joseph's Bay
Country Club. tfcl/27
Grow With The
Times Newspaper
Advertising Sales
Team
The Advertising Sales
Department has a
great opportunity for
an aggressive sales
person.
A positive attitude
and strong sales
skills will place you in
this key sales posi-
tion.
We offer a strong
commission plan,'
mileage reimburse-
ment and our
resources that will
lead you to a success-
ful sales leader in our
department.
The Apalachicola &
Carrabelle Times
offers 401k, company
pension plan, success
sharing, paid holiday
and sick leave, and
paid vacation.
Please sent resume to
.Krichelle Halualani
General Manager
P.O. Box 308
Port St. Joe, FL
32457
Drug-Free Workplace
Equal Opportunity
Employer


HELP WANTED
DRIVER TRAINEES
NEEDED NOW AT
WERNERI No experi-
ence required. Earn
$700+ per week first
year with great bene-
fits. Accelerated CDL
training program can
have you a job ready in
3 weeks. Get yourself a
solid new career. CALL
TODAYI 1-800-709-
7364. 4tcl/6

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


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


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

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

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

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 10tcel/25

Hospital bed,:, electric,
like new $500. Extra
mattress $50; Trapeze
bar $50. Bedside com-
mode $35. Bath bench
$35. Walker $10.
Reacher $5. Diabetic
shoes $25.. Jamison
queen mattress set
$O0. Twin wood head-
board/frame $15.
Phone 215-4216.
ltpl/27

Furniture: Fridge, like
new, new beige Lazy
Boy chair, light blue
swivel chair, 3 floor
lamps w/table
attached. 227-1932
call anytime. 3tpl/27

Lunch, Father Joe's
famous "Chicago-style"
bratwurst. Sat. 1/29, 1
? EST. St. James
Episcopal Church,
22nd & Garrison, PSJ.
ltcl/27

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


Looking for a New Career?
Need Evening Classes?
What About Becoming a
CORRECTIONAL OFFICER?


*Applications are
currently being
taken by various
Panhandle
Correctional
Institutions


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I L'.\I E; S Propane and
natural gas space
heaters for sale 670-
1100 www. Heater
Shop.com lo10tc/25

Bantam roosters for
free, Call 227-3333.
2tpl/27

MOBILE HOMES
Selling your home! Buy
new "custom made"
manufactured and
modular homes with
full tape & texture
option and 140 mph
wind speed and DCA
.ippri.oed Zone fi & III
avail: starting about
$33 per sq. ft. Call
763-4266. ltcl/27

Ready to move in land
home package: 2 acres,
1900 sq. ft. home.
Possible $500 down
with good credit. Call
763- 4266. ltc127

Land Home Packages:
FHA: 3% down, pick a
home and pick the
land and make your
own home package
with our new manufac-
tured homes. Call 763-
4266. ltcl/27

Why rent when you
can own your own
mobile home in a
friendly park walking
distance from the
beach. Fully furnished,
45 X 12, 2 BR/1 BA.
New refrig, central air,
hot water heater.
Washer & storage shed
included. $11,900 obo.
850-648-9060.
Itpl/27


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AKC registered lab
puppies. Sire-field
champion $350.
Blacks & yellows 229-
6370, leave message.
ltpl/27

REAL ESTATE
3 BR/2 BA nice manu-
factured home to be
moved. Make offer. Call
647-5004 for details.
2tpl/27


REAL ESTATE
Mexico Beach, 203
8th St., beautiful lot
with 2 BR/2 BA mobile
home. Open floor plan,
landscaped yard, extra
parking area for RV or
boat parking. Road
access front & back.
French doors lead to
deck area with hot tub.
Short walk to beach
and restaurants.
$325,000. tfcl/27

Port St. Joe, 521 7th
St., 3 BR/1 BA with
parking space for 3
cars. Attention
Investors: could build
multifamily on this 70
X 170 lot with alley
frontage in the rear.
$249,000. tfcl/27

Florida Coastal Living
at its best, beautiful
Gulf of Mexico, quiet &
affordable Florida pan-
handle community of
St. Joe Beach, 3 beau-
tiful 75' by 150' lots, 1
1/2 blocks from beach,
includes older "as is"
beach cottage and out-
buildings, $695K.
Single lot offers will be
entertained. 850-648-
5280 or 850-648-
5242. 2tcl/27

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

Upscale 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


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ba,, schboos,. .i 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.
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trim carpenter,
Mexico Beach/PSJ
area. Licensed &
insured. 30 yrs. exp.
850-527-3515.
4tpl/27


REAL ESTATE
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

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
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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.
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REAL ESTATE
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

FSBO Two 1/2 acre
lots cleared. Sunshine
Farm Road. $65,000
ea. Call 648-4110.
4tpl/27

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

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, lifetime
access to Wetappo
Creek boat landing
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.
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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
separate. Located on
Old Bay City Road/Lot
#17, #18. $18,000 for
one or $34,000 for
both. Call 647-8384.
4tpl/13

Overstreet 579
Palmetto Drive Large
vacant lot with one of
the highest elevations
in Overstreet, Lot has
been cleared. Lot size
approx. 94 x 350,
Home or Mobile Home
OK, located on paved
street before the bridge
$98,000 Joan Love-
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Harmon Realty, 800-
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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
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not to jail the four
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long hours and need
the dog walked?
Mature, reliable, pet
owner and sitter (in
business six years) will
make house visits.
(Mail pick up and plant
care included.) Refer-
red by Local vets. Call
Diana: 227-5770 or
648-5081. 2tpl/20

D & Ds Lawn Service
Reliable Mexico Beach
couple will landscape,
mow, clean gutters,
etc. Also available for'
Port St. Joe and the
Cape. Call Dan or
Diana: 648-5081, 227-
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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
this is a SEALED BID, and
include the BID NUMBER.
Bids will 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.
The Board reserves the right to
reject any and all bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COM-
MISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Nathan Peters, Jr.,
Chairman
Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris,
Clerk
Re: Beaches Fire Department
Publish: January 20 & 27
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORI-
DA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CAWTHON W. WILLIAMS
Deceased.
File No.: 04-86PR
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an
Order of Summary
Administration has been
entered in the estate of
Cawthon W. Williams,
deceased. File 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 demandsagainst the
estate of the decedenAt o tr
than those for whom provision
for full payment was made in
the Order of Summary
Administration must file their
claims with this 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
Wanda Gibson
7227 Shelby Lane
Pensacola, Florida 32526
Publish: January 20 & 27
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 l, INC.
TRUST 2001-NC3,
Plaintiff,
vs.
BENJAMIN DIAZ, ET AL.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order or
Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated January 4,
2005, and entered in Case No.
04-75 CA UCN:
232004CA000075XXXXXX of
the Circuit Court in and for
Gulf County, Florida, wherein
U.S. Bank National
Association, as Trustee Under
The Pooling and Servicing
Agreement Dated November 1,
2001 Morgan Stanley Dean
Witter Capital I, 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
ADDITION TO WEWAHITCH-
KA, 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 partici-
pate in this proceeding, you
are entitled, at no cost to you,
to the provision of certain
assistance. Please contact the
Court at 850-229-6112 or
6413, 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 r-
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
PUBLIC NOTICE
Bid#05-01
The City of Port St. Joe will
receive sealed bids for Bid No.
05-01 in the office of the City
Clerk in person at 305 Cecil


Costin Blvd. Port St. Joc.
Florida or by mail al P.O. Box
278. Port St. Joe. Florida.
32457. until 5:00 pm eastern
standard time, February 15,
2005, for Trash Truck and
Trailer.
A complete list of specifications
and bid forms are available in
the office of the City Clerk. 305
Cecil Costin Blvd, Port St. Joe.
Florida. (850) 229-8261.
Monday through Friday,
between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm
eastern standard lime. Bids
will be opened and read
February 15. 2005, at 6:00 pm
eastern standard lime in the
Commission Chambers.
Second Floor. City Hall. 305
Cecil Costin Blvd. Port St. Joe.
Florida.
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis. City
Clerk
Publish January. 27, February
3 & 10. 2005
CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA
NOTICE TO RECEIVE
SEALED BIDS
The City of Wewahitchka will
accept sealed bids for the
design, construction and
installation, at a site selected
by the City. for three (3) signs.
1. Each sign must have
"Welcome to Wewahitchka,
Florida, home of the Dead
Lakes and Tupelo Honey."
2. Each sign must have a
drawing to include sign and
mounting size and type of
material.
3. All bids must be less than a
total of $5,000.00 per sign or
less than a total of $15.000.00.
4. Each bidder may submit
more than one bid.
5. All bids must be sealed and
clearly marked "SEALED BIDS
FOR SIGNS."
6. All bids must be received in
the City Clerk's office at City
Hall. 109 S. Second Street,
Wewahitchka. FL before 4:00
PM. CST on Monday, February
14. 2005.
Bids will be opened during the
Regular Commission Meeting
on Monday, February 14, 2005
at 6:00 PM. CST.
Jerri Linton. City Clerk.
Publish: January 27 and
February 3, 2005.





GULF COUNTY SCHOOL
BOARD
December 14, 2004
The Gulf County School
Board met in regular session
on December 14. 2004, at
10:00 a.m. EST, in their
Administrative Offices. The fol-
lowing Board members were
present: Oscar Redd, Charlotte
Pierce, George Cox, Billy C.
Quinn, Jr., and Linda Wood.
The Superintendent and Board
Attorney were also present.
Chairman Redd presided.
HEAR FROM PUBLIC:
Mr. Charles Fortner addressed
the Board requesting that a
Wewahitchka Middle School
student be allowed to play on
the varsity softball team. Miss
Jade Gaskin, a senior member
of the Lady Gators Varsity
Softball Team, also addressed
the Board on the same issue.
David Whitfield
addressed the Board on the
status of the playground pro-
ject at Port St. Joe Elementary
School and thanked the Board
for their support.
RECOGNITION: The
Board recognized each of the
following: Anna Salzer.
Sunshine State Scholar Gulf
District Winner. Megan Todd,
Teen Trendsetter, Kelly
Geoghagan, Winner in the
Senior Division Southern
'Association of Student
Councils Speech Contest. Kelly
obtained a perfect score from

each judge on the panel, giving
her an overall perfect score.
Rodney Herring. Southern
Association of Student
Councils Advisor of the Year.
ADOPTION OF AGEN-
DA: On motion by Mrs. Pierce
and seconded by Mrs. Wood.
the Board unanimously adopt-
ed the agenda, amended to
include pages 31a. 31b. 31c,
33a (personnel). 47b, 47c (bid


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matters). 77a, 77c
(Superintendent's Report). and
removal of pages 34, 35, 36
(personnel). 47a (program mat-
ters). 77b, 77d (duplications).
CONSENT ITEMS: On
motion by Mr. Quinn and sec-
onded by Mr. Cox, the Board
unanimously took noted action
on the following consent items:
Approval of Minutes:
Approved minutes of the
November 9. 2004, and
November 16. 2004,
Board Meetings.
Payment of Bills:
Approved budget amend-
ment/payment of bills as sub-
mitted. Budget Amendment II
General Budget Amendment II
Federal Budget Amendment II
PECO
Audit Report Charter
Schools: Reviewed audit
reports for Fiscal Year Ended
June 30, 2003.
Correspondence: Noted
thank you card from Patsy
Cooley in appreciation to the
Board for their donation of
Gideon Bibles. in memory of her
mother. Nell Patterson.
Personnel: Approved
2004-2005 salary for School
Board Members as calculated
and recommended by the
Florida School Boards
Association.
Approved Duane
McFarland as Principal of Port
St. Joe High School, effective
December 1, 2004, (Index 11 of
Administrative Pay Scale).
Accepted Grayce Lane's
resignation as district-wide
Even Start Parent Educator.
The Board also accepted Mrs.
Deborah Crosby's recommen-
dation that the status of this
job be changed from one profes-
sional to two paraprofessionals,
one serving the Port St. Joe
area and one serving the
Wewahitchka area.
Accepted Vince Lane's
resignation as science teacher
at Port St. Joe High School.
Approved Aimee Walsh as
Kindergarten teacher at
Wewahitchka Elementary
School for remainder of 2004-
2005 school year.
Approved Gloria Gant for
supplementary pay position of
Odyssey of the Mind Sponsor at
Port St. Joe Middle School for
the 2004-2005 school year.
Approved Karen Butts to
fill the ESE/Pre-K position at
Port St. Joe Elementary School
for the remainder of the 2004-
2005 school year.
The Board granted per-
mission to advertise for the fol-
lowing positions: Assistant
Principal, Port St. Joe High
School, Parent Liaison, Port
St. Joe Elementary School
Fiscal Clerk, District Office
District Secretary, Level II
Accepted resignation of
Bridget Birmingham as ESE
secretary, effective February
11,2005. -
Accepted resignation of
Linda Busldrk as fiscal clerk in
the district office, effective
January 31; 2005.
Accepted resignation of
Terry Thompson, Computer
Technician Assistant, effective
January 3, 2005.
Accepted notice of intent
to retire from Sharon Shearer.
Mrs. Shearer's intended date of
retirement is May 27, 2005.
Accepted resignation
from Jennifer Burns, Parent
Liaison at Port St. Joe
Elementary School, effective
December 17, 2004.
Approved Diana
Middlebrooks for supplemen-
tary pay position of varsity and
minor sports second team vol-
leyball for the 2004-2005
school year.
Approved upgrading the
salary scale 2% for substitute
bus drivers, from $8.88 per
hour to $9.05 per hour, as rec-
ommended.
Approved Debra Heath
for two-hour bus driver position
for the remainder of the 2004-
2005 school year.
Approved David Knapp
for the supplementary pay posi-
tion of wrestling coach at
Wewahitchka High School for
the 2004-2005 school year.
BID MATTERS: On
motion by Mrs. Wood and sec-
onded by Mrs. Pierce, the Board
unanimously approved the fol-
lowing bid matters:
Awarded the Port St. Joe
Elementary School Gymnasium
Bleachers bid to Alabama
Contract Sales, Inc., as recom-
mended.
Awarded the bid for five
(5) wells at the athletic fields at
Port St. Joe High and
Wewahitchka High Schools to
Barlow's Water Service, as rec-
ommended.
Awarded the bid (#05-
012) of weight equipment for
Wewahitchka High School Field
House to World Sporting Goods,
as recommended.
Awarded the bid for the
ESE playground at Port St. Joe


Elementary School to
Playmaker Services. lIc.
Awarded the bid (#05-
013) for Processed/Frozen and
Chilled Products to Dairy
Fresh. Phillips Meats. Daffin
Foodservice, and Lance, as rec-
ommended.
PROGRAM MATTERS:
On motion by Mr. Cox and sec-
onded by Mr. Quinn. the Board
unanimously approved entering
into agreement with the State of
Florida Department of Highway
Safety and Motor Vehicles for
the Gulf County School Board
(through Matt Bullard) to be the
Third Party Administrator for
conducting the Florida Driver
License Testing, effective
January 1, 2005.
PUBLIC HEARING ON
POLICY REVISIONS: On
motion by Mrs. Pierce and sec-
onded by Mrs. Wood, the Board
unanimously voted to adopt
policy revisions as advertised.
The following policies, num-
bered 2.26, 2.30, 5.63, 6.145.
6.17. 6.18. 6.61, were with-
drawn for re-advertisement.
SUPERINTENDENT'S
REPORT: On motion by Mrs.
Wood and seconded by Mrs.
Pierce. the Board unanimously
authorized Chairman Oscar
Redd to sign the contract agree-
ment with the Gulf County
Education Association.
On motion by Mrs. Wood
and seconded by Mr. Cox. the
Board unanimously approved
Mr. Quinn's request to resign
from the Small School District
Council Consortium. He will
serve as the Gulf County
Legislative Liaison to the
Florida School Boards
Association. Mrs. Pierce was
elected to represent the district
on the SSDCC and will also
serve on their Board of
Directors.
Mr. Wilder asked Mr. Rich
to address the Board and
update them on the Field House
in Wewahitchka. Mr. Rich told
the Board that the field house
project is now complete and
awaiting inspection.
Mr. Rich addressed the
Board regarding the parking lot
repaving needs in both ends of
the county. Because there was
an error in the original mea-
surements of the bid, the pro-
ject will be re-advertised.
Mr. Rich also informed
the Board that the fence instal-
lation at Port St. Joe
Elementary School is now com-
plete.
Mr. Redd requested that
a facilities workshop be held
soon to evaluate the needs of all
school plants.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce
and seconded by Mrs. Wood,
the Board unanimously
approved registration fees and
travel expenses for Board mem-
bers to participate in the
Florida School Boards
Association 2005 Master Board
Reinstatement Program to be
held in Panama City, June 1-2,
2005.
On motion by Mrs. Wood
and seconded by Mrs. Pierce,
the Board voted 3-2 to accept
Superintendent Wilder's recom-
mendation that middle school
athletes not be allowed to play
high school sports. A roll call
vote was as follows:
Yes (to accept the
Superintendent's recommenda-
tion): Mrs. Wood. Mrs. Pierce,
Mr. Cox
No (to reject the
Superintendent's recommenda-
tion): Mr. Quinn, Mr. Redd
Mrs. Pierce requested the
following statement be reflected
in the minutes: "The Gulf
County School Board has gone
to great length and expense to
establish middle schools. From
all we've heard this is a very
jifted player. However, if we
allow middle school students to
play varsity sports we are open-
ing a Pandora's Box. This will
cross over into other sports and
be a constant problem. Yes, we
allow middle school students to
play in the high school band.
Band is a cocurricular course
that takes place during the
school day, while sports are
extra curricular activities that
take place after school."
On motion by Mrs. Wood
and seconded by Mrs. Pierce,
the Board unanimously
approved a request from the
Port St. Joe High Boys' and
Girls' Basketball teams to trav-
el out of state to Bainbridge,
Georgia, on December 17 and
December 18, 2004.
Mr. Wilder advised Board
members that beginning next
month he would furnish them a
copy of the agenda from the
previous month's administra-
tive council meeting. Mr. Wilder
also thanked Board members,
the district staff and Ms. Carol
Faison for helping to make
such a smooth transition for
his administration.
BOARD MEMBER CON-
CERNS: Mrs. Pierce requested


that the two Super Bowl
Champion teams. Jaguars (9-
10 year olds) and the
Buccaneers (11-12 year olds)
from the Gene Raffield football
league be honored by the Board
at the January l11 meeting.
Mrs. Pierce and the Board
extended congratulations to
Mrs. Wood for being elected to
the Florida School Boards
Association Board of Directors
for District 9. On motion by
Mrs. Pierce and seconded by
Mrs. Wood, the Board unani-
mously voted to approve regis-
tration fees and travel expenses
for Mr. Cox to attend the
Florida School Boards
Association Finance Module
Training in Gainesville,
January 24-26, 2005.
Mr. Cox voiced concern
about reports he has received
regarding telemarketers con-
tacting businesses in the
Wewahitchka area requesting
financial support for school
activities and athletics.
Mr. Quinn commended
Superintendent Wilder and fel-
low board members for a job
well done. Mr. Quinn also com-
mended the individuals recog-
nized at the beginning of the
meeting for their accomplish-
ments. He thanked the stu-
dents, teachers, administra-
tors, staff members and par-
.ents for their commitment and
service. Mr. Quinn requested
that Mrs. Rosa Feltrop make a
presentation to the Kiwanis
Club explaining the Take Stock
in Children program. Mr. Quinn
stated the benefit of monthly
event calendars to Board mem-
bers and asked that the calen-
dars be continued,
Mr. Redd asked that the
administrative council meeting
agendas mentioned by Mr.
Wilder be placed in Board mall-
boxes rather than included in
the following month's Board
books.
ADJOURNMENT: The
meeting was adjourned at
11:35 a.m.






Continued from last
week
FUEL MAN
Chief Administrator Butler
discussed a "Fuel Man" presen-
tation. and introduced the rep-
resentative. Gene Logan,
Representative of Fuel Man,
appeared before the Board to
discuss the Fuel Man Program
(fuel management card system).
He stated that with this pro-
gram the County could have a
fuel facility-on site with a card
reader, and discussed the
billing cycle. He discussed
placing one or two tanks on the
North and/or South end of the
County, and discussed the fuel
being tax free. He stated that
with the card system, County
vehicles could fuel up through-
out the Country. Solid Waste
Director Danford discussed his
concerns regarding traffic
issues while vehicles are fueling
up at the Mosquito Control
Department. Commissioner
McLemore discussed and
inquired about State vehicles
using the County's fuel tank.
Solid Waste Director Danford
reported that the number of
State vehicles are at a mini-
mum, and stated that one of
the high traffic problems is the
Sheriffs Office vehicles. Chief
Administrator Butler discussed
various vehicles that use the.
fuel tanks, and stated that the
Gas Boy System now in use is
obsolete. He discussed his con-
cerns regarding problems with
the Gas Boy System. Upon
inquiry by Commissioner
Traylor, Mr. Logan discussed
options of the cost of the Fuel
Man System. Commissioner
Williams discussed his support
for a new fuel system. After fur-
ther discussion, Commissioner
McLemore requested that Solid
Waste Director Danford travel
to Okaloosa County and view
their system, and report back
to the Board. Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Williams, Mr.
Logan discussed Board
approval to place the fuel sys-
tem on County property
(included in the contract).
Commissioner McLemore dis-
cussed the need for two loca-
tions.
INSURANCE AGENT I
TORGERSEN
Upon recommendation by
Administrative Staff Assistant
Manuel, Commissioner Barnes
motioned to appoint Todd
Torgersen as the County's
Insurance Agent of Record.
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
LANDFILL SPOTTER I
HENRY


Upon discussion by Solid
Waste Director Danford and
recommendation of the
Interview Committee.
Commissioner Williams
motioned to hire Willie Henry as
the Landfill Spotter for Five
Points Landfill. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
Upon recommendation by
Solid Waste Director Danford.
Commissioner Traylor
motioned to allow Willie Henry's
start date to be Monday,
January 25. 2005.
Commissioner McLemore sec-
onded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
GRANT APPLICATION I
LOCAL LAW ENFORCE-
MENT BLOCK GRANT
Upon discussion by Major
Nugent. Commissioner Traylor
motioned to allow Chairman
Peters to sign a Local Law
Enforcement Block Grant appli-
cation, in the amount of
$2.000.00. for the Sheriffs
Office. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
CLERK BIRMINGHAM I
YEARS OF SERVICE
Chairman Peters requested
that Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham appear before the
Board, and he discussed his
years of service. Chairman
Peters, Commissioner Traylor.
and members of the Board pre-
sented Clerk Birmingham with
a plaque commending him for
his years of service as Clerk of
the Circuit Court.
Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed Clerk Birmingham's
years of service as a County
Commissioner, as Chief Deputy
Clerk, and his term as Clerk.
Clerk Birmingham thanked the
Board members, department
heads, and his employees in the
Clerk's Office.
SPECIAL PROJECTS
PAYMENTS
Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second
by Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the. Board
approved the following Special
Projects Payments.
Dist. I Gulf County Senior
Citizens Donation $150.00
Wewahitchka Search & Rescue
-Donation $500.00
Dist. II Gulf County Senior
Citizens Donation $150.00
V.F.W. Donation $250.00
Wewahitchka Search & Rescue
Donation $500.00
Dist. Ill Highland View Fire
Department Donation
$300.00 Beaches Fire
Department Donation
$300.00 Gulf County Senior
Citizens Donation $150.00
Paul Gant's BBQ Workcrew
Dinner $220.00
Dist. IV Wewahitchka Search
& Rescue Donation $500.00
Paul Gant's BBQ Workcrew
Dinner $220.00 Gulf County
Senior Citizens Donation
$150.00
Dist. VGulf County Senior
Citizens Donation $150.00
Paul Gant's BBQ Workcrew
Dinner $220.00
(End)
WEWAHITCHKA SEARCH &
RESCUE
Commissioner Traylor
thanked the Sheriffs Office and
the Navy divers that assisted
with the recent search for a
Gulf County resident that was
lost on the river. He also
thanked everyone that donated
time and items (food, coffee.
drinks, etc.) to help with the
search.
WHITE CITY PARK I
HOUSEBOAT
Commissioner McLemore dis-
cussed his concerns regarding
a houseboat that is illegally
Sparked at the White City Park.
Major Nugent stated that the
Sheriffs Office can only issue a
citation for this offense.
Commissioner McLemore
reported that the County has
adopted an Ordinance regard-
ing docking houseboats at
County boat ramps. Major
Nugent stated that he will
review the matter tomorrow.
Commissioner McLemore
reported that the houseboat is
in the way of launching boats,
and inquired about the owner
moving the houseboat over to
the designated area.
Commissioner Traylor request-
ed that County Attorney
McFarland review this issue
and report back to the Board.
PROPOSED SEAPLANE
ORDINANCE I ST. JOSEPH
BAY
Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Barnes, County
Attorney McFarland reported
that the proposed seaplane
ordinance is being advertised
and will be presented before the
Board at the next regular meet-
ing.
FRANKLIN COUNTY
AIRPORT I MEDI-VAC
Commissioner Barnes dis-


cussed meeting with the Airport
Advisory Committee regarding
stationing a Medi-Vac at the
Franklin County Airport, and
requested that the Gulf County
Health Care Committee review
this issue.
PROPOSED RESOLUTION /
FRANKLIN COUNTY AIR-
PORT
Mike Grabarek, of the Airport
Advisory Committee, appeared
before the Board to discuss the
purchase of the additional land
for the Franklin County Airport,
and recommended that both
Franklin and Gulf County
adopt a resolution that
requests the developer to meet
with the Gulf and Franklin
Airport Advisory Committees to
discuss the option of purchas-
ing the proposed land.. Mr.
Grabarek read the proposed
resolution. Upon motion by
Commissioner Barnes, second
by Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board
adopted, the following
Resolution.
RESOLUTION NO. 2004-33
Be it known that we, the
Commissioners of Franklin and
Gulf Counties, would like to
position the Apalachicola
Airport for commensurate
growth as our two Counties
grow and thrive;
Be it also known that there
are long range plans in place
with the Florida Department of
Transportation and the Federal
Aviation Commission to extend
one of the three runways to the
Northwest to accommodate
expanded general, commercial
and industrial aviation as con-
ditions warrant;
Therefore, we ask the owners
of the land to the Northwest
side of the Apalachicola Airport
to engage in negotiations with
representatives of the Franklin
and Gulf County Airport
Advisory Committees. The pur-
pose is to develop a viable
option for purchasing the
appropriate acreage which will
allow the expansion of the air-
port at an appropriate point in
the future.
(End)
DISASTER I CAPE SAN
BLAS
Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Barnes regard-
ing the impact of ad valorem
taxes on the homes that were
lost during the storm, Chief
Administrator Butler reported
that out of the 42-43 homes,
only 10-11 were condemned.
Commissioner Barnes stated
that he will meet with Chief
Administrator Butler regarding
this issue.
APPOINTMENT I AT-LARGE
VOTING COMMITTEE
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed and recommended that
John Schweizer serve as the
District IIIlrepresentative on the
At-Large (County-Wide)
Committee. After discussion,
Commissioner Barnes recom-
mended that Julie
Cunningham serve as the
District V representative on the
committee. Upon motion by
Commissioner Barnes, second
by Commissioner Williams, and
unanimous vote, the Board
approved these recommenda-
tions. Commissioner Williams
requested approval to submit a
letter to these committee mem-
bers.
ANNEXATION I WINDMARK
BEACH SUBDIVISION
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed his concerns regarding
annexation of WindMark Beach
Subdivision, and requested
approval from the Board to
meet with the City of Port St.
Joe regarding this matter.
Commissioner Williams
motioned to approve this
request. Commissioner Barnes
seconded the motion and, after
discussion, the motion passed
unanimously.
TRAFFIC I RED FISH
STREET
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed meeting with the St. Joe
Corporation regarding the traf-
fic on Red Fish Street, and stat-
ed that they are reviewing other
routes for the vehicles to travel.
SCHOOL CROSSING I RED
FISH STREET
Commissioner Williams
reported that there are safety
signs for school crossings that
are located on Red Fish Street,
but are not activated.' He also
reported that a letter has been
submitted to VMS regarding
reactivating the safety signs.
He stated that the County has
to approve this request, as it
would be at the cost of the
County. Commissioners
Williams requested approval to
review this matter with Public
Works. Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve this
request. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion
and, after discussion, the
motion passed unanimously.
FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF
COUNTIES I LEGISLATIVE


PRIORITIES
Commissioner Williams pre-
sented information regarding
the Florida Association of
Counties 2005 Legislative
Priorities, and discussed sup-
porting this program.
SMALL COUNTY COALITION
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed the need to meet with
the Small County Coalition
regarding committee processes
(Healthcare). and requested
approval to attend this meeting.
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by
Commissioner McLemore. and
unanimous vote, the Board
approved this request.
ANIMAL CONTROL I WHITE
CITY
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed his concerns regarding
an animal control issue in
White City. He requested
approval to meet with Sheriff
Upchurch, Judge Witten,
County Attorney McFarland,
and the Animal Control
Department regarding this mat-
ter and to review the policy and
ordinance. Commissioner
McLemore motioned to allow
Commissioner Williams to
schedule this meeting.
Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
GULF COUNTY
COURTHOUSE I
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
Commissioner Barnes
thanked the Maintenance
Department for the Christmas
light display at the Gulf County
Courthouse.
CHRISTMAS PARADE I
WEWAHITCHKA
Sandra Chafln, of the Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce,
appeared before the Board to
report that there will be a
Christmas Parade on December
18th in Wewahitchka, and
invited everyone to attend. She
stated that after the parade
children can visit with Santa at
the Old Gulf County
Courthouse.
SHOPPING I GULF COUNTY
Sandra Chafln, of the Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce,
appeared before the Board to
encourage everyone to shop in
Gulf County.
NEW BUILDING
RELOCATION
Sandra Chafln, of the Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce,
appeared before the Board to
thank T.D.C. Director Pickett
for overseeing the moving (from
the Cape into town) of the new
building that will house the
Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce, T.D.C., and E.D.C.
GULF COUNTY CHAMBER
COMMERCE
Sandra Chafln, of the Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce.
appeared before the Board to
commend the County for their
Christmas light display at the
Courthouse. She stated that
her office received many com-
ments regarding the lights.
CHRISTMAS PARTY I
BEACHES FIRE
DEPARTMENT
.Chairman Peters reported
that the Gulf County Beaches
Fire Department has invited the
Board to attend their Christmas
Dinner that will be held on
December 18th at 7:00 p.m.,
E.S.T.
LAND APPLICATION
Marilyn Blackwell, of
Wewahitchka. appeared before
the Board to discuss the
sewage and sludge that is being
dumped in Gulf County. She
discussed the rules on disposal
of the sludge in Florida. Ms.
Blackwell discussed her con-
cerns regarding sludge disposal
in the Wetappo Creek area.
After further discussion .and
upon inquiry by Commissioner
Williams, Ms. Blackwell stated
that she has not read the letter
County Attorney McFarland
wrote regarding sludge dump-
ing. Commissioner Williams
stated that he would give Ms.
Blackwell a copy of the letter.
After discussion, County
Attorney McFarland discussed
the letter that he wrote to the
Board regarding sewage and
sludge. Commissioner Traylor
discussed action taken by the
Board regarding this issue.
GULF COUNTY DENTAL
CLINIC
Brenda Reinhart, of
Wewahitchka, appeared before
the Board to discuss her recent
visit to the new Gulf County
Dental Clinic, and stated that
the clinic is in need of window
blinds in the patient rooms.
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS I
RIGHT-OF-WAY
Ronnie Stanley, of Dalkeith,
appeared before the Board to
discuss a problem on Violet
Pippin Road regarding
Christmas lights on the County
right-of-way. He stated that he
has a motor home and can not
pull out onto the road without
running over the Christmas
lights, and inquired about the


County ordinance regarding
this matter. County Attorney
McFarland discussed the sign
ordinance, and discussed his
concerns regarding Christmas
decorations on County right-of-
ways. Mr. Stanley reported that
he asked his neighbors if they
could move the lights to the
bottom of the ditch (so he could
drive his motor home in/out of
his driveway). After discussion,
Commissioner McLemore dis-
cussed trying to come to reach
a suitable compromise.
Sharon Barrier, of Dalkeith,
appeared before the Board to
discuss the Christmas lights
that she installed in front of her
yard. After further discussion,
Commissioner McLemore
Agreed to allow her to leave the
Christmas lights where they
are.
There being no further busi-
ness, and upon motion by
Commissioner Barnes, the
meeting did then adjourn at
7:54 p.m., E.S.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
DECEMBER 14. 2004
PUBLIC HEARING
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met
this date in special session with
the following members present:
Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr.,
Vice Chairman Carmen L.
McLemore, and Commissioners
Billy E. Traylor, Bill Williams,
and Jerry W. Barnes.
Others present were: County
Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Deputy Clerk Leanna Roberts,
Administrator Staff Assistant
Lynn Stephens. Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, Assistant
Planner Andrew Rowell, and
Solid Waste Director Joe
Danford.
Chairman Peters called the
meeting to order at 5:47 p.m..
E.S.T.
PUBLIC HEARING I SMALL
CITIES C.D.B.G.
County Attorney, McFarland
introduced Fred Fox, County
Grant-Writer. Mr. Fox appeared
before the Board to discuss the
Community Development Block
Grant applications for Fiscal
Year 2005. He reported that
Gulf County is eligible to
receive up to $700,000.00, and
discussed four categories for
which applications can be sub-
mitted (E.D.C., Housing
Rehabilitation, Downtown
Development, and
Neighborhood Revitalization).
Chairman Peters called for pub-
lic comment. There being no
public comment, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to allow Fred
Fox Enterprises to apply for the
Small Cities C.D.B.G. Projects.
Commissioner McLemore sec-
onded the motion, and Chief
Administrator Butler reported
that a second public hearing
will be held regarding which
projects the grants will fund.
He discussed the Overstreet
water system project for the
Neighborhood Revitalization
Category and a project North of
Wewahitchka for water, sewer,'
or roadway for the E.D.C.
Category. Commissioner
Traylor discussed the
Overstreet Project and the need.
for a water system in that area.
Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Williams, Mr. Fox discussed
advertising to receive sealed
bids for consultants for the pro-
jects at a later date (no charge
for the grant writing services).
The motion then passed unani-
mously.
FAIR HOUSING WORKSHOP
Fred Fox. County Grant-
Writer, appeared before the
Board to discuss Ordinance
(#2001-10) previous passed by
the Board regarding Fair
Housing. Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second
by Commissioner Barnes. and
unanimous vote, the Board
agreed that the Fair Housing
Ordinance is still in effect.
There being no further busi-
ness and upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, the
meeting did then adjourn at
5:55 p.m., E.S.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
DECEMBER 15, 2004
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met
this date in special session with
the following members present:
Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr.,
Vice Chairman Carmen L.
McLemore, and Commissioners
Billy E. Traylor, Bill Williams
and Jerry W. Barnes.
Others present were: County
Attorney Timothy McFarland.
Deputy Clerk/Executive
Administrator Towan Kopinsky,


Administrator Staff Assistant
Lynn Stephens, Building
Inspector Lee Collinsworth,
E.M.S. Director Shane
McGuffin, Emergency
Management Secretary
Stephanie Richardson, Human
Resources Director Denise
Manuel, Maintenance
Superintendent Steve Morlf,
Public' Works Director Gerald
Shearer, Solid Waste Director
Joe Danford, and T.D.C.
Director Paula Pickett.
Chairman Peters called the
meeting to order at 12:16 p.m:,
E.S.T.
BOARD POLICY
After discussion regarding
Board Meetings, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to schedule
public speaking time as follows,
1) Individuals who call In
advance and are placed on the ,
Agenda 6 Minutes, and 2)
Individuals who are not placed
on the Agenda 3 Minutes.
Commissioner McLemore see-
onded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
Commissioner Traylor disE
cussed letters written by
Chairman Peters which were
not approved by the entire
Board (requesting that compa-
nies contribute to the Employee
Appreciation Dinner). After fur-
ther discussion and upon rec-
ommendation by County
Attorney McFarland,
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to refund the money
to any of these companies that
made contributions.
Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously. After further dis-
cussion regarding letters writ-
ten on Board stationery,
Commissioner McLemore
motioned that all letters written
on Board letterhead be pre-
approved prior to being mailed
(either placed in the Consent
Agenda or approved in a meet-
ing). Commissioner Williams
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed the difference in the
number of hours worked by
salaried employees versus
hourly employees, stating that
those in salaried positions often
work well over 40 hours each
week and should be allowed to
take a day off during the week,
After discussion, the Board
agreed that all salaried employ-
ees must follow the proper pro-
cedure to request days off
(approved through the Chief
Administrator in advance).
PERSONNEL POLICY
I MEETINGS I SPECIAL
PROJECTS
After discussion by Human
Resource Officer Manuel
regarding the need to update
the County's Hiring Policy,
Non-Bargaining Unit Personnel
Policy, and E.E.O. Plan, she
requested that the Board mem-
bers contact her to make rec-
ommendations for any changes
to the policies. Traylor left the meeting at
12:57 p.m.>. County Attorney
McFarland then discussed that
a draft would be presented to
the Board for review, and
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed the need for Non2
Bargaining Unit job descrip;
tions. returned to the meeting at
12:58 p.m.>. After further dis-
cussion regarding personnel.
Commissioner Traylor
motioned that all personnel dis-
ciplinary matters be handled at
special meetings to be sched-
uled by Chief Administrator
Butler. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the
motion, and stated that Special
Projects Payments must also be
a topic on every special meeting
that is scheduled. The motion
then passed unanimously,
Upon inquiry, Human
Resources Director Manuel
reported on the anticipated
timeframe for completion of the
amended policies.
There being no further busi-
ness and upon motion -by
Commissioner McLemore. the
meeting did then adjourn at
1:18 p.m., E.S.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM"
CLERK



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850-229-8416
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Bush Hogging, Backhoe Service & More

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New Pool Installations
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229-7665 229-8090
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