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County Graduation Rates Top State


More Than 93 Percent Graduated in 2003-04; Just Three of State's 67 Counties Topped 90 Percent


by Tim Croft
Best of state.
That's the ribbon Gulf District
Schools could wear after last
week's announcement of statewide
graduation rates by Gov. Jeb Bush.
With a graduation rate .of 93.8
percent for the 2003-04 school
year, Gulf was one of just three dis-
tricts which graduated at least 90
percent of its students during the
2003-04 school year.
Brevard (91.7) and Calhoun
(90.5) were the only other counties
to eclipse 90 percent, but neither
could supplant Gulf County atop


the list of 67 school districts.
In real terms, the numbers
mean that among all ninth-graders
who entered high school in 1999-
2000, nearly 94 percent ultimately
received their diplomas.
"We've been in the top three, or
in the top five, for several years,"
said Sara Joe Wooten, the district's
supervisor for instruction. "It's just
cool to be at the very top."
The district's graduation rates
have been steadily climbing the
past five or six years, producing a
double-digit gain since the 1998-99
school year, when the graduation


rate for county schools was 80 per-
cent.
That is a 13.8 percent rise over
the past six years.
The county also stands out
when compared to other counties
in the region.
Franklin County graduated
71.1 percent of its students in
2003-04; Bay County was at 75.4
percent; Liberty County at 89.8
percent; and Washington County at
70.8 percent.
"It speaks volumes about our
system," said Superintendent of
Schools Tim Wilder, "and about our


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teachers encouraging these stu-
dents to graduate."
The increase in graduation
rates is even more impressive
against the backdrop of a bar con-


- as well as Gulf County, which
saw an increase of 6 percent over
last year saw graduation rates
rise more than the statewide aver-
age increase of 2.8 percent.


Gulf
Calhoun
Liberty
Walton
Bay
Jackson
Franklin
Washington


sistently raised by the state.
Standards for graduation have
increased. The method by which
the state tracks ninth-graders
through to graduation has been,
tweaked to increase scrutiny of
success, or failure.
In the past year alone, 50 of 67
districts realized an increase in
graduation rates, as well as a com-
mensurate decline in dropout
rates.
Seven of the 10 largest districts


93.8
90.5
89.8
75.2
75.4
77.1
71.1
70.8


On the flip side of the coin, the
state's dropout rate has also
declined the past five years, partic-
ularly among minority students,
information from the Florida
Department of Education highlight-
ed.
Wilder said he hoped to see
Gulf County setting the pace in
that area as well when rankings are
released sometime in the next cou-
ple of weeks.
(See Graduation on Page 3A)


Mardi Gras Ball Takes the "King" Cake


rll I 'I "..... r r I. Julie McCutheon
S- Star Correspondent
That's right folks.
It's that special time qf year
again when we pull out the tuxedos
and evening gowns, polish our
shoes, and head out for a red car-
pet night on the town.
The Junior Service League is
hosting its 5th annual Mardi Gras
Gala Ball on Saturday, Feb. 5th, at
the Centennial Building in
Constitution Park.
The festivities will begin
promptly at 7 p.m. with a private
cocktail party -for the sponsors and
.4La preview of the silent auction mer-
chandise.
Doors open for the general
public at 8 p.m. Along with the
array of fine foods, dancing, and
live entertainment, Gala activities
will also include a silent auction of
donated .goods, a cash bar, and
casino style gambling.
The Gala Ball is the largest
charity event held by the Jr. Service
e League, donating 100 percent of its
profits to Port St. Joe and the sur-
rounding communities.
The proceeds from this year's
Mardi Gras Ball will help finance
Q the Jr. Miss Scholarship Pageant of
Gulf County, the Monumental
Music Festival, the "kids on the
block" puppet troop project, as well



Affordable Housing Coalition Takes Formal Shape


by Tim Croft
The foundation has been laid;
now for the dollars, the bricks and
mortar.
The Gulf County Community
Development Corporation, infor-
mally known as the county afford-
able housing coalition, took a huge
leap forward last week.
And in accomplishing what
surely will be one of the more
painful parts of the process -
approving articles of incorporation
and adopting bylaws the coali-
tion cleared the decks for moving
forward on a host of fronts to meet
the growing housing demands of
the working class.
'This (has been) tedious," said
Dannie Bolden of the oft times
excruciating work of crafting arti-
cles of incorporation and bylaws.
"Once we've got this finished we
can move forward and do some
dynamic things."
The articles of incorporation,
establishing the Community
Development Corp. as a non-profit,
established the general framework
for the group, which will be a mem-
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"The consensus was to make umbrella.
this a membership organization," "We're trying to recruit people
said Randy Webster, a Tallahassee- into this who have an interest, in


based consultant to the coalition.
The bylaws in turn map out the
guidelines under which the group
will attempt to bring what have
been disparate efforts under one


order to bring full balance to the
group," said John Hendry.
The real work now begins.
A board of directors will be
elected by the membership and the


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coalition will begin the work of
seeking grant and other dollars to
help fuel the coalition's efforts.
The hope, as spelled out by
Hendry, is to now return in the
way-back machine to last October,
and the momentum emerging from
a community seminar on affordable
housing which attracted more than
50 people and a passel of ideas.
"I am very keen as an individ-
ual to get back to ( the excitement
coming out of the seminar),"
Hendry said.
"I want to get back to that ener-
gy and excitement. That's what this
is all about."
The path to take, he added,
was establishing an agenda and
moving forward.
And the energy and agenda
must come from the folks in the
county, who understand the prob-
lems particular to Gulf County.
'This is a grassroots effort,"
Bolden said. "If we are going to see
success it has to come from the
people who live here."
Some key pieces of information
emerged from last week's meeting,
(See Affordable Housing on Page 7A)


as, provide new school clothes for
fifty area youth. Most importantly
however, the Junior Service League
is using, the funds from the ball to
finance the construction of a new
community center that will hope-
fully benefit all members of the
community.
The Junior Service League of:
Port St. Joe was established in
1996 by a small group of women
with a mission to "foster interest
and concern in social, economic,
educational, economic, cultural,
and civic conditions in our commu-
/nity."
Over the past four years the
Mardi Gras Gala Ball has raised
over $40,000 dollars and is setting
the standards even higher this
year, with an expected profit of over
$12,000 dollars.
Although the majority of the
proceeds will come from private
(See Mardi Gras on Page 3A)


Local Man



Dies in Fire

By Paul L. Mikolajczyk
Florida Freedom Newspapers
A fire at a Port St. Joe home
took the life of a 57-year-old man
early Saturday morning, according
to police reports.
Port St. Joe police and fireflght-
ers responded to a structure fire
inside the home of Isiah Farmon at
about 5:15 a.m. EST.
After firefighters battled the
blaze at 129 Liberty Manor Circle,
they discovered Farmon's body
inside the residence.
Lt. Les Nelson of the State Fire
Marshal's -Office said the fire
remains under investigation, but
police reported they do not suspect
foul play was involved in the fire or
death of Farmon.
Nelson said Monday that the
cause of Farmon's death was
smoke inhalation to which he suc-
cumbed after a chair he was sitting
in, while apparently smoking a cig-
arette, caught fire.
Farmon's brother, Bay County
Judge Elijah Smiley, described his
brother Saturday evening as a
"good and caring person." Smiley
said Farmon was a Vietnam veter-
an who "continued to carry scars of
the war."
Funeral arraignments are
under way for Farmon. A funeral
service is scheduled for 2 p.m.
Saturday at Comforter Funeral
Homes in Port St.


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by Tim Croft
Parents, Joe Collins
said, ask him all the time
whether it's all right for their
child to keep a snake as a
pet.
Is a slithery length of ick
suitable for a child to keep?
"I tell them they could be
doing other things," Collins
said with a small laugh, leav-
ing those other behavioral
possibilities to be filled in by
the imagination.
And those parents,
Collins noted, consistently
reply, "Yeah, maybe they can
keep a snake."
A snake can keep kids
focused on more construc-
tive habits, Collins said, and
actually make quite suitable
companions in a variety of
settings.
Snakes, Collins said, are
"some of the greatest ani-
mals in schools today" and
are ideal for the classroom,


at home or as a mascot for a
Boy Scout troop.
There is very little main-
tenance, other than feeding
them from time to time. And
kids can learn a lot by inter-
acting with the snake,
watching it eat, watching it
shed its skin.
And when they are
bored, just return the snake
to the wild where it will seek
out any number of places to
hide.
Collins provided a
glimpse into snakes and
other reptiles and amphib-
ians during one of a series of
talks at the St. Joseph Bay
Preserves Center.
A world-renowned' her-
petologist, Collins, a profes-
sor emeritus at the
University of Kansas, comes
to this neck of the woods to
survey the diversity of herp
species each year.
"You live in one of those


areas where there is a lot of
diversity," Collins said.
'There is a wide variety of
harmless animals you can
find in the Panhandle if you
look for them and the binoc-
ulars are out of the trees.
"I wonder what percent-
age of snake bites relate to
bird watching?"
But snake bites, Collins
added, are extremely rare.
For starters snakes like
to hide under things.
To get rid of the snakes
in your yard or property, just
clean it.
"They hide under
things," Collins said. "If you
stack it there, they will come.
If you clean it up they will go
away.
'They are always con-
cerned about what's above
them."
Because those above,
humans, birds, some ani-
mals, represent predators.


But the actual chances
of being bitten by a snake are
extremely remote.
"It's so low it's unbeliev-
able," said Jean Huffman,
director of programs at the
buffer preserve. "The ones I
know of were handling
snakes."
Collins agreed that most
bites occur when someone is
playing around with the ani-
mals, because, in large mea-
sure, snakes find us about
as ominous as we find the
slithery creatures.
There is also the fact
that large snakes which
would be most likely to bite a
human are not found in
abundance in any one place
- each snake requires plenty
of room to gather food.
An adult Eastern dia-
mondback rattlesnake needs
about 20-30 acres of home
range and no other ven-
omous snakes will likely
tread in the same area.
And the chances of actu-
ally dying from the bite of a
venomous snake is, as well,
incredibly slim.
Since 1950, just one per-
son has died in Kansas from
a snake bite.
'The incidence of people
who die from a venomous
snake bite is very low,"
Collins said.
The main issue is pain,
pain which, Collins noted,
will cause a person to create
plenty of new English word
combinations.
Pain which will make a
person wish for the onset of
death.
But, Collins cautioned,
the bite, in the long run, is
only the beginning of the
pain.
'The most painful part of
a venomous snake bite -
daytime television," Collins
said of the two times he was
forced into a hospital bed for
a snake bite.
Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital, he further noted, is
the best in the region for the
treatment of snake bites,
which regardless of the rela-
tive chances of death should
be treated immediately.
Venomous snakes gener-
ally fall into two categories -
those that cause neurologi-
cal damage and those which
cause tissue damage.
The typical lasting scars
from a snake bite are caused


A scarlet king snake in the hands of an attendee to a recent
program at the St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve on snakes and
amphibians.


by the damage of tissue from
the snake toxin.
In any case, there is an
abundance of creatures in
the dank and dark which
folks in the Panhandle can
search for, if they desire.
Unlike bird watching,
Collins said, searching for
herps this year he and his
team have identified 53
species is hard work.
Wear stiff, heavy gloves,
he said.
Always keep the item
you are lifting to look for
creatures between you and
whatever is underneath.
"Your ability to stay in


the gene pool is enhanced,"
Collins said.
Collins also noted that
unlike with flora, there is
very little invasive fauna in
the area.
He knew of just two crea-
tures, the greenhouse frog,
which arrived from Key West,
and a Mediterranean gecko,
as non-native to this area.
'They are the only ones
that I know of that aren't
supposed to be here, and
that's a good thing," Collins
said.
Now, how good a pet
would either one make?


Dr. Joe Collins holds a skink he found on the buffer preserve
as he speaks about reptiles and amphibians. Collins, professor
emeritus at the University of Kansas, is author of the Petersen
Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians.


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"We hope we'll find we
are among the top, percent-
age-wise, in dropout rates,"
Wilder said, noting the corre-
lation between graduation
and dropout rates.
District officials cite sev-
eral factors for driving the
steady rise in graduation
rates:
Involved parents.
"Parents, I give them first
credit," Wooten said. 'They
have the expressed desire of
keeping the kids in school."
A small-town atmos-
phere, which fosters close
relationships among class-
mates and consistent con-
tact between teachers and
parents.
"It's a closeness the stu-
dents have, going through
school with a group of
friends," Wilder said, noting
a positive peer pressure to
succeed, post good grades
and move on.
Scholarships.
SIt would be hard to pin-
point a district in which the
community provides such
vast support for students
through scholarships.
Bright Futures scholar-
ships from the state are just
the tip' of the mountain of
scholarship dollars earned
",'-v' cdu iti s tudeots each.
year.
-'iThousands, of dollars
flow is from a variety of
sources to the community,


translated into scholarship
money on graduation night
at both high schools.
The Gulf Scholarship
Foundation alone hands out
more than $30,000 in schol-
arships each year.
"The scholarships
encourage kids to apply for
college," Wilder said. "Our
staff does a good job promot-
ing those scholarships and
you can't get those scholar-
ships if you don't graduate."
The proof is found in the
fact that more than 70 per-
cent of county high school
seniors matriculated to a
two- or four-year school last
year.
"A lot of our kids go to
college," Wilder said. "We put
a high number of students
into two- and four-year uni-
versities."
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across*the board, not just
focused on the high-achiev-
ers, the students obviously
on a fast-track to college.
Graduation options
courses.
These courses, offered at
both high schools, allow stu-
dents who have fallen behind
to make up more than one
credit per class.
The coursework is boiled
to the.basics, the teachers in
those classes serving as
-mentors, -encouragers, -for
students who might need a
little push.


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''The teachers of these
graduation options courses
do a lot of work with the
kids," Wooten said. "For a lot
of these kids, who for what-
ever reason have fallen
behind, it's like seeing the
light at the end of the tun-
nel."
Dropout prevention
programs.
The district, Wooten
noted, has been "really"
involved in a variety of
dropout prevention pro-
grams since the 1991-92
school year.
Graduation options is
just one such effort; another,
addressing teen pregnancy,
has produced significant
results among a students
who might find a pregnancy
the end of their scholastic
careers.
Additionally,
Opportunity Centers at each
high school and tutorial pro-
grams provide venues for
assistance to struggling stu-
dents.
Taken all together, they
provide a platform which
transformed the district into
the best of state.
'The dedication of our
staff to see these kids
through .to graduation is
tremendous," Wilder said. "I
think it falls under the cate-
gory of dedicated staff they
take it personally."


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donations, tickets sales,
gambling, silent auctions,
and the cash bar add greatly
to the total amount of contri-
butions.
If you are interested in
joining the ladies of the
Junior Service League for the
Mardi Gras Ball, tickets are
still available.
The price for general
admission is $50, and dress
apparel is black-tie optional.
Tickets can be pur-
chased at Emerald Coastal
Bank and Coastal
Community Bank in Port St.
Joe.
As in past years, the
Junior Service League is
expecting a sold out event, so
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Catch The Wave


by Tim Croft
Assessing the chang-
ing character of the com-
munity could be as sim-
ple as counting fingers.
On the hand of the
person behind the wheel
of the oncoming car.
No. it may not be sci-
entific. but it takes no
studier of rockets to
understand the region is
changing in ways both
clear-cut and subtle each
day.
And one canary in the
coal mine barometer, at
least when it comes to the
community DNA, is the
wave, that tonic of vary-
ing multiples of digits
that says home.
Ten years ago one
couldn't travel along Hwy.
22 or Hwy. 71, along U.S.
98 along the coast of Gulf
and Franklin counties
without seeing the wave.
From almost every
car.
When I first arrived in
these parts I spent days
trying to figure out why
all those people on the
road were waving at me.
The clues seemed
ominous.
Had they followed me
up from Miami?
Was this big brother
on steroids, these
strangers letting me know
I was never out of eye-
sight, always in the cross
hairs.
Every car I passed, or
at least nine of every 10 it
seemed, the driver consis-
tently raised the fingers
from the steering wheel,
as if they timed it to my
passing.
In Miami, not to men-
tion Orlando, folks used
just a single digit on the
roadway and it was typi-
cally presented when
some driving faux pas -
at least in their eyes -
had been committed.
This stuff of just
putting up the hand -
drive to the hand, they
seemed to be signaling -
was baffling, as much as
that 99-cents-a-pound
shrimp that was allegedly
not fit for human con-
sumption.
Particularly mystify-
ing given the fact that in
most conversations at
that time and many to
this day I was pretty
much referred to as the
damnyankee.
With considerable
coaching, though, the
understanding finally
seeped into the gray mat-


ter that these folks were
simply saying hey to a
member of the communi-
ty.
Sure, they didn't
know me, didn't know of
my north of the Mason
Dixon bloodline or the
cobwebs in my wallet,
didn't know anything -
'cept I was in the area.
It was a welcome
without qualifiers, a balm
of spirit that is difficult to
both quantify and discov-
er trust me, I've tried.
But the wave seems to
be as endangered these,
days as Chapman's
rhododendron is at the
St. Joseph State Buffer
Preserve.
There are fewer
waves, fewer wide smiles,
fewer digits to count.
Part of the blame can
be laid squarely on tech-
nology, the cell phone.
That folks living in a
town in which one can
walk from' one end to the
other feel compelled to
talk. on the phone while
driving seems akin to
packing a .44 Magnum at
the deer stand.
Plus, it occupies one
hand, thus reducing,
according to mathemati-
cal calculations, waving
opportunities proportion-
ally.
Be that as it may,
some dextrous folks, with
hand-eye coordination I
could only dream of, still
somehow manage to pull
off the trick.
Demonstrating, it
could be argued, the
intrinsic nature, the fun-
damental bedrock, of this
act of community.
The larger issue in its
steady demise, though, is
probably the folks arriv-
ing from far-flung places
who have yet to be
exposed to this unique bit
of Americana.
And the wave, that
welcome mat of digits, is
such an uncommon
touch, so unique to this
stretch of coast, that
many newcomers are
likely just plumb flabber-
gasted as to how to react.
The publisher of Flori-
da Monthly, in town for a
spread about the area
last week, noted the wel-
coming nature of a
stranger who had waved
at him as he traveled
down the road.
That was something
his magazine should
spotlight, he urged.
Heck, it's a part of life


many of us take as much
for granted as a drink of
cool water on a summer's
day.
So while development
comes, with folks talking
again and again about
maintaining the character
of the communities in
which we live. catch the
wave.
Lately, the canary is
singing just a bit softer.
COMP PLANS
It can be an eye-glaz-
ing exercise, but Franklin
and Gulf counties are
currently undertaking
updates to their respec-
tive comprehensive plans.
These documents will
lay down the parameters
for development for the
next 10 or 20 years.
And they are, for
those who so cherish this
spot on the map, as
important as the bay,
sands and sun.
To paraphrase a
movie line, democracy
can be a tough, messy
business.
That is no more true
than with comp plans.
This is no place for
the faint of heart, or, more
particularly, the light of
argument.
This is heady stuff
and requires, as one resi-
dent said recently,
"thoughtful" discussions.
Fortunately, there are
no shortages of folks who
can engage in thoughtful
exchanges about the
future.
Much like voting,
though, those who choose
to sit on the sidelines will,
in the end, have no wigge
room for complaint.
Gulf County commis-
sioners, for example,
began this week a series
of workshops designed to
at least attempt to
address some of these
critical issues.
They should be met
halfway.
Public input is not
just necessary, it is
essential. Without it, a
comp plan becomes a
document of elected offi-
cials and the loudest voic-
es, and those tend to be
special interests.
So note the time and
place of public meetings
and workshops. Attend
and participate.
Consider it food for
the canary.


I've never seen an Oprah
Winfrey Show. It comes on
while I am at work. And they
don't show any of her reruns
on the Golf Channel. I know
it is highly rated and well
watclled. And Oprah is cer-
tainly very well thought of in
every tiny burg and large
metropolitan area between
Bangor, Maine and Astoria,
Oregon.
I know 276 people in
particular that ought to be
the biggest Oprah fans in the
world! They were lucky
enough to be in the audience
for the September 13, 2004,
show. Oprah, along with a
little help from GM, gave
everyone in the crowd a
brand new 2005 Pontiac G6.
Folks, that's a $28,400 auto-
mobile! They came with all
the extras including sun
roofs, plush leather seats,
tinted windows, On Star
location systems and satel-
lite XM radio. And they gave
one each to 276 people!
Listen, my Golf Channel,
which I watch religious-
ly......they ain't so much as
offered me a free broken tee!
You'd think all would be
well in Oprah land. But let
me give you a little bit of "the
rest of the story". It seems
that some, not all mind you,
but some of the lucky win-
ners of this great looking
sports sedan....have grum-
bled mightily because they
had to pay taxes on the gift.
I thought of Uncle Ben.
He has told me repeatedly,
"Kes, it doesn't take all
kinds....we've just GOT all
kinds!"
Can you imagine? What-
ever happened to "Never look
a gift horse in the mouth?"
Let me be the first to say that
if Oprah wants to send me a
brand new auto---Ill gladly
pay the taxes, plus the ship-
ping and, handling and I'll
dance at her next wedding!
I have never received a
gift in my life that was worth
enough to pay taxes on!
Don Simmons did give
me a broken baseball bat
back in the third grade. He
had been smashed in the
face when his little brother
let it slip out of his hand
swinging at Buddy Wiggle-
ton's curve ball. Don kinda
lost interest in baseball for a
while. That bat was held
together by a dozen small
nails and a roll of black elec-
trician tape. But it was a


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PAGE FOUR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2005



Hunker D00& With k

by Kesley Colbert



"Hey Oprah,



Over Here!"


considerable upgrade from
the one I had. I thanked him
profusely. And still appreci-
ate to this day that he gave it
to mel
Leon would "pass down"
his shoes when he outgrew
them. Now, it's hard to get
excited about some old bro-
gans that have been tramp-
ing around in a pig pen (on
someone else's feet) for
years, got broken strings,
scuffed up to past' embar-
rassing and are still three
sizes too largely I crammed
crumpled up newspaper into
the toes of his Chuck Taylor
Converse All Star tennis
shoes so I wouldn't slip and
slid down the junior high
basketball court! And those
old Buster Brown Sunday
.shoes of his had concrete
innersoles. Leon owned 'em
two years before I got them
and he didn't "wear 'em in"
one iota! I didn't pay taxes on
any of those "gifts"....but I
didn't get much shoe either!
When he left for college
he did leave me his pair of
back loafers with the white
lightning streaks down the
side. They were pretty cool.
Leon was five years older
than me. By the time I "grew
into" those shoes, Bass Wee-
gins had taken their place as
the footwear of choice by the
up and in group! He also left
me his "little black" book
with the phone numbers of
most all the high school girls
between Memphis and the
Big Sandy River. It was about
as useful as the lightning
shoes....every girl in it had
either moved off to college,
,got'married or died!
Still, I didn't complain.
Getting something for noth-
ing was better than a poke in
the eye with a sharp stick!
I was looking for a ride
back to college after Christ-
mas my junior year when I
got "my" car. Dad said, 'Take
the Corvair."
"Dad, that's Leon's carl"
"Your brother and I
worked that out. You get in
that car and go back to
school."
"Yes sir."
And I didn't say another
word. I understood that gift
horse...
It was a 1963 Corvair
Monza. Convertible. White,
with red interior. It didn't
have a CD changer,' tinted
windows, an On Star loca-
tions system, surround
sound, electric seats or XM
radio. The motor was in the
trunk. When you turned the
heater on the gas. fumes


would near 'bout asphyxiate
you. But listen, it had a
heater! And it would keep
you moderately warm on a
real cold day if you kept a
jacket on....and wrapped a
blanket around your legs. It
only rained in under the con-
vertible top if the wind blew a
little. I had to add a quart of
oil for every tank full of gas.
And I had to put a new
clutch in about every twenty
thousand miles. I
reckon those intermittent
clutch changes were my "gift
taxes".
But when I turned the
key, it cranked! It ran! It
would get me from point A to
point B. No more hitch-hik-
ing, begging for rides or wait-
ing for Tommy Veal to go to
dinner so I could steal his
motorcycle.
I had a car! And my ini-
tial cash investment was
zero.....which, at the time,
was about exactly what my
bank account carried. I
couldn't start to tell you
about the late night rides,
sliding in the snow, cruising
the university quadrilateral,
Loretta Lynn and the near
'bout fatal crash out on the
Steadman Ridge Road! What
special memories abound
around that old vehicle! And
I used it for a down payment
on my next car after I gradu-
ated and got out on my. on.
I am still appreciative to
Dad and Leon. I am grateful
that they thought enough of
me to, give me the car in, the
first place.
I reckon these few that
are grumbling about paying
taxes on Oprah's gift never
lined up in a backyard base-
ball game with a thrice
cracked Louisville Slugger.
Or slipped their feet into a
worn out pair of hand-me-
downs. Or came from a rural
family where waiting your
turn was a way of life.
I hope we haven't lost
some of our manners con-
cerning the giving and
receiving of gifts. If Oprah
gets the urge to give away
another new Pontiac.....or a
John Deere tractor or a big
fancy yacht or a Harley
Davidson, I'd love to be the
first in line.....and I'll show
her some appreciation like
she hasn't ever seen....
Thankful For Everything,
Kes


They Set A Patternfor Other Countries to Follow


EVENTS OF RECENT
months verify most claims in
a recent book I read about
the history of Muslims.
It was a blood chilling
story of a blood thirsty reli-
gion which has been
involved in blood letting
between the two main ver-
sions of Islam since its
founding by Mohammad
around the time of the
beginning of Christianity.
The book listed the
Wahabe's as the fighting por-
tion of Islam, intent on turn-
ing the world into being
ruled under the Wahabe
interpretation of Islam.
They are the faction
which is causing all the
trouble in Iraq and also the
revolution in Iran and set-
ting the pattern for the gov-
ernment of Saudi Arabia.
They are unbelievably
rich and use their riches to
further their cause, includ-
ing terrorism all over the
world.
This life-style isn't mere-
ly one person's theory of the
history of Islam and its sev-
eral branches of human con-


ETAOIN SHRDLU

SWritten by Wesley Ransey


trol. It lists quotes from
accepted publications of the
Wahabes and more accepted
versions of Islam of today
and long ago.

THE ELECTION held
this past weekend in Iraq
justifies President Bush's
treatment of the Iraq War.
Iraqi's defied the actions
of the terrorists in going to
the polls and casting their
votes in droves.
They set a pattern for
other countries to follow. It
is more of a victory than the
couple of weeks it took to
defeat their armies.
The last "big election"
held in Gulf County and the
state of Florida attracted a
minority of the registered
voters. We bragged about the


turn-out of voters, although
it wasn't near as large as war
torn and threatened Iraq's.
I wonder what kind of
turn-out we would have if a
fair number of our citizens
and visitors to our country
would threaten our lives
every day with suicide
bombers and continually
attack our police stations,
killing the officers hired to
protect us?
How long would we be
able to hire officers? Yet,
more and more men are
SEEKING jobs as policemen
in that ravaged nation.

THE PEOPLE OF Iraq
are to be congratulated for
insisting on having a free
lifestyle and freedom from a
despotic system of govern-


ment.
Our own forefathers rec-
ognized the danger which
could come from requiring
its people to adopt a religion,
or any other style govern-
ment, other than one they
approved themselves.
I know a Muslim social
worker, very well.
She wears clothing,
every day, which covers all
her body. No short sleeves;\
no bare legs; no jewelry;
never a bare head. Don't you
know she is uncomfortable
on a hot Florida day?
She is a pretty girl, in
spite of the overall covering
of her clothing.
Me, nor anyone else
notices her extreme method
of dressing because she is
such a nice woman. Not all


Muslims are terrorists. Most
want to enjoy life rather than
spend their every waking
hour wondering if they are
violating some rule.
Their voting record of
this past week end despite
the threats and the bomb-
ings, proved that.

TO CHANGE THE sub-
ject here, I'll do a little per-
sonal reporting.
I received a letter from
the Highway Safety Depart-
ment about a week ago,
informing me that it was
time to renew my drivers'
license for another six years.
I haven't driven, regular-
ly, in over a year. My wife
won't let me because I am
having to take too much
medication to drive safely,
she has decided.
I guess she is correct. I
know all our kids have vol-
unteered to drive me where I
want to go.
The question I want
answered is; who is in
charge of my driving my own
car, my wife or the Highway


Department?
It must be my wife
She refuses to let me get
behind the wheel, but the
Highway Department invites
me to .... and for a six year
stretch, too!
I guess I'll re-new my
drivers" license, so I will
have some sort of bona-fide
identification, and still listen
to my wife's admonition
against my driving, as a reg-
ular practice.

I'VE BECOME accus-
tomed to having someone
else drive me on my infre-
quent trips to the doctor or
the grocery store, or the
restaurant.
It's easy to sit back and
let someone else do the dri-
ving.
I feel like I am in a Grey-
hound bus, everywhere I go.
You know; "Just leave the
driving to us".
I always did like to trav-
el in a Greyhound or Trail-
ways bus. The only draw-
-back-to traveling by bus, is
the frequent stops the bus
makes.


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beautiful areas in the state.
We have pristine Gulf and
bay waters that support
recreational activities of all
kinds and provide a home to
all sorts of marine life. We
have beaches, forests, rivers$
and lakes that provide areas
to hunt, fish, boat, hike, or
just observe the natural
beauty of the area. Visitors
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dolphin. We also have an
often forgotten natural
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The rising costs of land,
homes, and businesses will
reshape how people live and
work in Gulf County. We
must look at the big picture.
Our plan must address eco-
nomic development, protec-
tion for our natural
resources, the need for low-
income housing, and the
preservation of our small
businesses. Development
can be done according to our
guidelines. We need prelimi-
nary plat approval guidelines
for developers to follow. Our
wetland and beachfront plat-
ting and building policies
need to be at least as strict
as the DEP rules (We already
have some platted lots that
may not. be buildable.) In
other areas of the country
developers are required to
pay impact fees, land bank
fees (small percentage of
property cost to be used by
the county to purchase land
for preservation), and are
even required to build one
low-income house for every
ten units built.
Developers come in all
shapes and sizes and how
they "develop" is just as var-
ied.
They wouldn't be doing
this developing if it were not
profitable, so it is a given
that the dollar is the driver.
Thus far, this county has
been pretty accommodating
to developers and we have
lost dunes, trees, and natur-
al vegetation unnecessarily.
To get the maximum number
of lots per acre, there have
been some "land massacres"
- cut and level everything


and fill if needed. Other
developers have worked to
preserve the natural beauty
of their properties and they
are the ones who are getting
top dollar for their proper-
ties. Our Comprehensive
Development Plan needs to
provide a vision for our coun-
ty's development with guide-
lines spelled out, or develop-
ers and other outside
investors will determine
what Gulf County becomes.
The guidelines would not be
anti-development, just
guidelines for responsible
development.
Anyone who has driven
west or south on any coastal
highway has seen what we
don't want extensive con-
dos, high-rise buildings, no
view of the water, and
expanses of cement.
Preserving this county's nat-
ural beauty will not hurt
property values or stop
development, but sensible,
well-planned development
can make Gulf County an
example for controlled
growth growth with a plan
for the future that was
planned by its citizens. The
County Commission will be
responsible for giving the
final approval on the
Comprehensive Development
Plan that is now in the
works. Let your county com-
missioner know that you
want a Comprehensive
Development Plan that truly
offers a vision and a plan For
Gulf County's future.
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This New Year has
brought several exciting
changes and additions to
Pristine Properties, LLC and
Pristine Properties Vacation
Rentals. These new compa-
nies began business in Port
St. Joe in spring of 2003 and
have continued to rise as one
of the top real estate compa-


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nies on our Forgotten Coast.
The real estate staff expand-
ed from a company of three
to a successful sales-staff of
fourteen. This expansion in
staff is attributed.to the
excellence that has been
established by the current
members working for both
companies.


S Debbie Sutton

Pristine Properties, LLC
is very excited to welcome
Alyson Gerlach as the
General Manager ..and
Broker. Alyson, a native of
Port St. Joe, aid her hus-
band, Justin, joined the
sales staff: ,as part-time
agents in December 2003.
She previously was employed


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cussions with the Florida
Department of Community
Affairs provided an opening
for amending the county
comp plan to address afford-
able housing.
The county is currently
undertaking the process of
updating the comp plan, and
while the state has looked
askance at attempts to
amend density restrictions,
that view could soften with
affordable housing.
County planner David
Richardson said that the
state has given tentative
approval for an amendment
pertaining to density
changes on interior lands
"provided it can be tied back
to affordable housing."
"The comp plan is criti-
cal to what this group is try-
ing to do," said county com-


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The lotal, chapter, of
Habitat for Humanity has
formally adopted bylaws and
articles of incorporation and
have forwarded those to the
national organization for
approval.
Land has been identified
for the initial Habitat project,
which will ramp up soon.
"We are almost there,"
said Tracey Melvin.
The Christian
Community Development
Corp. is near completion on
several home rehabilitation'
projects, though another
group took credit for the first
project during a County
Commission meeting last
week.
In the wake of the City
of Port St. Joe's approval of
the final plat for Bridgeport,
a subdivision of moderately-
priced homes on Avenue A
near Hwy. 71, interest has
spiked.
According to representa-
tives of CQ Development,
which is partnering with The
St. Joe Co. on the project,
nearly 50 names are on the
list for consideration for the
3Osplus homes to ibuflt .at
Bridgeport. ; : .: ...
The majority of those -
nearly all of the 10 lots in the
original release are under
contract are waiting for
subsequent releases of lots.
Ground-breaking on the
initial lots should come later
this month.
Meanwhile;' St. Joe will
break ground on infrastruc-
ture for the interior lots with-
in the next couple of weeks.
Hendry indicated that
the end of January is the tar-
get for finalizing the agree-
ment between St. Joe and
CQ Development.


Jan McDonald
as the Marketing Manager
for a diagnostic center in
Tallahassee, Centre Pointe
Diagnostic Imaging, and
enjoyed sales in her free
time. After the birth of their
daughter, Zoe, in August she
felt that it was time to take
advantage of the outstanding
opportunity we have in the
market to make a career out
of selling'real estate. -
Mike Harris, the former


Brenda Chancey
General Manager and Broker
of Pristine Properties, LLC
decided it was time to slow
life down a bit and step away
from the full-time restrains
of managing a real estate
office. While stepping out of
the broker position, Mike will
continue his affiliation with
the company as a sales agent
desiring to help prospective
buyers and sellers in the
coastal community.


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Pristine Properties, LLC
and Pristine Properties
Vacation Rentals are also
proud to announce the affili-
ation of their newest mem-
bers. The sales staff has
been strengthened with the
addition of three sales asso-
ciates Shannon Allen,
Debbie. Sutton, and Jan
McDonald. Along with these
additions, Pristine Properties
Vacation Rentals gains the
property management expe-
rience of their newest
employee, Brenda Chancey.

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Pristine Properties, LLC and Pristine Properties Vacation Rentals are proud to
announce the affiliation of their newest members. The sales staff has been strength-
ened with the addition of three sales associates: Shannon Allen, Debbie Sutton, and
Jan McDonald. We are also very excited to welcome Alyson Gerlach as the General
Manager and Broker as of February 1, 2005. Along with these additions, Pristine
Properties Vacation Rentals gains the property management experience of their


newest employee, Brenda Chancey.



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Alyson Gerlach, a native
of Port St. Joe, joined the
Pristine Properties staff in
December 2003. as a part-
time sales agent. After
completing her Bachelor of
Science degree at Florida
State.University, she decid-
ed to move. back to the
beautiful beaches that she
had grown up around.
Alyson has enjoyed work-
ing as a sales agent'and is
very excited about taking
over the reins as Broker.


S)e S e Sutton .arIted oui
the New Year by joining
Prisune Properties, LLC.
She h3as spent most of her
life in Maryland, but after
coming here- for a visit
with her brother, she fell in
love with our beautiful
coast and hasn't looked
back since. She comes to
Pristine Properties with
prior e:x.perier-' in real
estate sales. property man-
agement, and worked in a
family-run home improve-
ment business.


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Jan McDonald, mo.ed Ito
Port St. Joe with her fami-
ly in 1985 and this has
been her home ever since,
Sensing a :ime for change
in employment and loving
to meet newv people, shr
decided to g:' back to
i.:ool once again for her.
sell in seat.'h if a new
career. hIie beelie.'ee that
Gulf Count- possesses the
best of Florida through our
great schools and wonder-
ful people that live and
work in this area.


Shannon Allen grew up in
neighboring Apalachicola.
From there, she attended
Bridgewater College in
Bridgewater, Virginia.
She then decided to move
back to Florida where she
attended Florida A&M
Univ'erst, and majored in
Engslih tller college,
Shannon re.:vcned her Real
E-tate ;iles license in 2004
and in January she joined
the ranks of excellence
obtained by the Pristine
sales staff.


Brenda Chancey is a
native of Port St. Joe. She
left the area in 1963, and
like so many others,
returned in 1997. Brenda is
looking to enhance the
vacation rental service by
utilizing her seven years
experience in vacation
rental property manage-
ment. Brenda is pleased to
be working with a well-
managed staff, dedicated
to providing excellent cus-
tomer service.


Pristine Properties Vacation Rentals is eager to start this year's rental season with the
knowledge and experience possessed by their new team member, Brenda Chancey.


You too can have an investment ,/"


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Registered Representative
850-229-6514


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Gulf County, Inc., which will
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mini-grants to county teach-
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Progress Energy makes each
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president of the Gulf County
Education Foundation.
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Gulf County.
"These grants work by
allowing creativity inside and
outside our classrooms and
our kids respond with great
enthusiasm."
The mini-grant program
provides funds to permit
teachers to expand offerings,
to look beyond basic curricu-
lum and explore innovative
and creative ways to teach
kids.
The foundation has pro-
vided more than $10,000 in
grants, which are awarded
on a competitive basis, in
each of the past two years.
In the past four years,
the foundation has doled out
nearly $50,000 in grants.
"The grants challenge
teachers to think outside the
box," said teacher DeEtta
Smallwood. "They provide a
real challenge for teachers."
They are also critical in a
small county, where dollars
for new initiatives are not
always at hand and budgets
often tie teachers' imagina-


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The bottom line the
$200 teachers receive to pur-
chase classroom supplies
does not travel far, so teach-
ers must be creative just in
financing any program "out-
side the box."
"There is a real need,"
Warriner said.
"I see a lot of the same
teachers every year, working
hard, putting the effort into
this."
Included among the pro-
jects which have been fund-
ed through the mini-grant
program in the past few
years:
Port St. Joe Elementary
students traveled to the
estuarine research facility in
Eastpoint on several occa-
sions.
Students explored
solar power through sun-
powered cars and science
through the principles of
flight.
Grant dollars but-
tressed the "Odyssey of the
Mind" program at several
schools.
Reading and music
programs have been a
favorite in the past few years.
A young writers' work-
shop for middle school stu-
dents throughout the county
was held early last year
using grant dollars.
The Accelerated
Reading programs at several
schools were bolstered by the
purchase, with grant funds,
of news and idea-related
magazines and additional
purchases of books.
Port St. Joe High
School students benefited
from the efforts to create an
audio library of classic nov-
els, using grant funding.
A foundation grant
aided the creation of a read-
ing mastery program which
trains Wewahitchka High
School students as mentors
to elementary school stu-
dents to help prevent reading
failure.
Ask any teacher why
they cram even more paper-
work into their daily blizzard
in order to secure a mini-
grant, and the answer is sim-
ple.
;,::"Students," said Donna
Th6mpson of Port St. Joe
Middle School. "The impact
on our students. It's worth
the time."
Which is pretty much
the way Progress Energy
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along the St. Joe Community
Foundation provides the
bulk of the dollars for the
mini-grant program.
"Progress Energy is not
just an energy company,
we're a community partner
committed to helping com-
munities grow and improve,"
said Larry Watson, Progress
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Gulf County

Sheriff's Report
January 20: Michael Ray
Roswell, w/m, 33,
Wewahitchka, uttering
forged instrument X9; Peter
Kent McCellan, w/m, 47,
Port St. Joe, VOP.
January 21: Justin
Cliford Myers, w/m, 19,
Panama City, possession
marijuana; Christopher Guy
Newton, w/m, 28,
Wewahitchka, DWLSR.
SJanuary 22: Edna
Marlene Mitchell, w/f, 27,
Wewahitchka, VOP.
January 24: Lashod
Marquis Black, b/m, 20,
Panama City, murder (Bay
County); Stacey Jean Hayes,
w/f, 30, Port St. Joe, worth-
less checks; Cresta Denise
Morrison, w/f, 27, Port St.
Joe, VOP; Roberto
Rodriquez, h/m, 28,
Wewahitchka, lewd and las-
civious, burglary; Tonya E.
Deese, w/f, 28,
Wewahitchka, DWLSR;
Shakishaz Y. Davis, b/f, 28,
Panama City, child support.


tions manager for the North
Coastal Region.
"And there is nowhere
that we can make a more sig-
nificant impact than by sup-
porting education, so that
young people have more
opportunities to learn, grow
and play a positive role in
their communities."


Mexico Beach

Police Report
During the past week,
January 24 30th, the
Mexico Beach Police depart-
ment answered 81 calls for
service, and investigated two
thefts.
During this same period,
officers investigated one traf-
fic crash with a combined
property damage of $5,000.
and issued two traffic cita-
tions and six traffic warn-
ings.
Port St. Joe

Police Report
January 22: Angela E.
Steed, 41, Wewahitchka,
possession of cannabis, pos-
session of drug parapherna-
lia and driving with a sus-
pended license.
January 28: Olden
Wyatt, 45, Port St. Joe, bur-
glary, criminal mischief,
aggravated battery and
resisting arrest.


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Schultz at 850-227-9600.


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BR /3.5 BA GULFVIEW townhouse, fur-
nished and ready to rent. On a corner lot
with additionall parking on side, a must for
boattrailers. MLS#102755 $485,000

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


5451 Sandbar Drive- 3 BR/4.5 BA Executive
style bay front home overlooking the St. Joseph
Bay. This home has many amenities including for-
mal living with fireplace, Bose stereo system
throughout home, and a master suite with garden
tub. This; is)a must see. Call $usie.)Wite
800-4 512349. MLS# 102479









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


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


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











Stucco, slate roofing, landscaping. Gated
subdivision. Approx 2700 square feet. Call
Perky White 850-227-5164.
$449,000.00. MLS#101674


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


227 Nan Nook- $275,000 Mexico
Beach Area Remarks: Located in Mexico
Beach, convenient to beaches, rental history
available, Three Bedroom, one bath, 2 car
paved parking, nice deck, stove, refrigerator
and storage building remain.
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616 Gulf Pines Drive Gorgeous 4 BR/3 BA
Gulfront home located in most prestigious subdivi-
sion. Federal Flood Insurance available. Has
never been on rental program. Enjoy magnificent
views of the Gulf of Mexico as well as breath tak-
ing sunsets while strolling on the white sandy
beaches. Great room features large well
equipped kitchen, gas fireplace, open living and
dining area, screened porch. Too many amenities
to list. By appointment only. Call Susie White
800-451-2349 or 850-227-
9600.MLS#101459 $1,695,000.00


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


Cozy 3 Bedroom/1Bath home situated on 6
lots in Oak Grove. Great investment. Call
Susie White 800-451-2349
MLS#102425 $234,900.00.


ST. JOE BEACH, 8009 E. HWY 98-4
BR/3 BA beautiful gulf front home on a
60'16t. Enjoy spectacular sunsets from your
deck. Furnished and ready to move in.
$1,500,000 MLS#101668
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209 WATER DRIVE EAST-4 BR/2 BA
home that sits canal front. Price includes 2nd
lot which can be built on. Large living room,
2 dining rooms, Florida room, screened
porch and many more amenities.
MLS#102360 $665,200 Call Brenda
Miller for more information 850-
227-5380.


364 GULF PINES DRIVE- A nice gulf front lot
in a prestigious subdivision. Federal flood insur-
ance available. Call Ellen Allemore
$1,500,Q00 MLS#101604


GULF VIEW CAPE SAN BIAS. Like New
Condition. Single level home with 3 BR/2 BA,
Gourmet Kitchen. Nice open floor plan with fire-
place, screened porch and open decks. Deeded
beach and bay access. 'X' Flood Zone.
MLS#101618. Only $550,000.
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MEXICO BEACH,113 40TH STREET- 3 BR/2
BA Cottage fully furnished and located only steps
away from the beach. End of street has nice
boardwalk to beach. This is currently on the rental
program with Century 21. CALL CAROL BELL
FOR MORE INFORMATION 850-227-
4252. MLS#101570 $625,000


3 BR/1 BA home. Cute house on the corner of
Sailfish and Grouper Avenue. Large Lot
(135'xl 16')! Across the Street from park. Great
Starter Home or Winter Haven for those whom live
up north. Close to St. Joseph Bay. Highland View
is an area that is becoming a very popular area,
close to WindMark Beach (a St. Joe Land Co.
Development)! MLS#100808 CALL OR
EMAIL DEBORAH WRIGHT FOR ADDI-
TIONAL INFORMATION 850-229-1292
OR DEBBIEWRIGHT@GTCOM.NET.


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


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


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* Lakes on the Bluff Subdivision,
Eastpoint. New gated subdivision,- pool, club-
house, Apalachicola Bay access. Three lots to choose
from starting at $175,000. Eachi over 1/3
acre. Call Brenda Miller 850-227-5380 for
details.
PORT ST. JOE
* 3253 Garrison u-hjs lot is priced to sell.
Located close to sc UL ownlownIown Port Sf. Joe.
mls#102389 $79,900
* Southgate Subdivision in beautiful Port
St. Joe. Gated Community, Brick Pavers, under-
ground utilities. Close to schools, churches and down-
town. Call Mark Schultz at 850-227-5605.
* Port St. Joe's newest business
address offers just 41 commercial lots


with water front views, tasteful landscaping with
water fountains, brick pavers and more! A
charming "Old Florida" planned development
perfect for professional offices, shops. Strict
architectural control. Act fast! Lots
starting. at $299,900
OTHEiRGULF COUNTY ACREAGE
* Lots at Bryant's Landing with prices
starting at $11,550. MLS#98536.
* Chipola Landing Enjoy quiet country liv-
ing. in Dalkeith. 1/2 acre to 6 acre lots will have
very light restrictions. The subdivision is located
near the Chipola River and between Bryant and
Douglas Landings. Septic required. Lots start-
ing at $17,900.
CAPE SAN BLAST ..
* 214 White Sands Drive-First tier lot with great


views of Cape San Bias. Gulf Access via boardwalk.
Call Susie White 800-451-2349 mls#102589
$695,000
* Paradise Gulf Bay Subdivision Interior lot.
$289,000
* 364 Gulf Pines Drive- A nice gulf front lot in
a prestigious subdivision. Federal flood insurance
available. Call Ellen Allemore $1,500,000
mls#101604.
* Seagrass-Beautiful lots located in a
"x" flood zone. A planned community with
coastal cottage style homes. Amenities will
include boardwalk to beach, bay access, pool
and i J I cludes

Call for more information. BEACHES
* 1st tier lot in the Cottages. Subdivision has
pool, cabana, lush landscaping and two beach


accesses. Lot is located in front of the access point
and will have excellent view. FEMA Flood Insurance
available. Call Mark Schultz at 850-227-
5605
* 1st Tier Lot in Money Bayou area. Lot runs
from C-30 to Griffin Ave. Beside Beach Drive on
point for easy beach access and great view. Lot is
large enough for house and pool. FEMA Flood
Insurance area. Call Mark Schultz at 850-227-
5605.
* Sunset Village- This development is locat-
ed at St. Joe Beach, surrounded by Windmark
Beach development. Amenities include pool,
bath house, landscaped entrance accented with
brick pavers, New Orleans style street lighting.
Covenants and Restrictions, Homeowners
Association. Phase three is now available. Lots
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January and February are
the months to sign up for
any tax exemptions which
might be applicable. Colbert
said, "If you are a permanent
Florida resident and were
residing on your property
before January 1, 2005, you
have until March 1, 2005, to
apply for any of the exemp-
tions for which you might be
entitled."
These tax exemptions
include homestead, senior,
disability, widow, widower,
veteran's disability, agricul-
ture, churches, charitable
and non-profit. When filing
an application, Florida law
requires that you present the
warranty deed, Florida dri-
ver's license (both spouses),
Florida resident auto regis-
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,County voter registration
and social security numbers.
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reached 65 years of age on or
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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-
tions, stop by the Property
Appraiser's office in the
courthouse or call 229-6115.
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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-
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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 Valerntine: 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-
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tion, contact Sara Allen or
Sandy Lieberman at Gulf
County Senior Citizen's
Association, 229-8466.


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Port St. J(
PORT ST. JOE 64, WEWAHITCHKA 23
THURSDAY, JANUARY 27
The visiting Sharks
took command early, had
the opportunity to play all
11 players who dressed,
with 10 scoring, and
remained unbeaten in
District 1-2A play with an
impressive county win.
The Sharks remained
the lone unbeaten in the
district; their overall record
moved to 10-10.
"We played well," said'
Coach Derek Kurnitsky. "It
was a positive effort and we
had the chance to get some
of our freshmen and sopho-
mores some playing time."
The Sharks grabbed a
stranglehold on the game
from the opening tip, carv-
ing out a 16-4 lead after
the first period.
By the third quarter,
after taking a 33-14 lead
into intermission, the game
was dictated by a running
clock.
Reshard Rouse led the
Sharks with 11' points. Ash
Parker added 10.


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Trey Godwin led all
scorers with 14 points for
the Gators, who had just
three players score.
Score by Quarters
PSJ 16 17 21 10-64
WHS 4 10 2 7 -23
PSJ (64)- Quinn 2, Larry 8,
Johnson 7, Lowry 8, Rouse 11,
Welch 2, Parker 10, Beard 7,
Bowers 5, Harris 4.
WHS (23)- Baker 4, Bidwell 5,
Godwin 14.
COTTONDALE 71, PORT ST. JOE 70
SATURDAY, JANUARY 29
It was the kind of game
that steels players for the
postseason, win or lose.
The Sharks opened up
a big early lead, but could
not hold the momentum
during host Cottondale's
"Senior Night" and dropped
their first district game of
the season.
After Cottondale
missed a free throw with
seconds left, Randal
Johnson still had one last
chance to win it but his
shot at the buzzer clanged
harmlessly away.
The Sharks are 10-11


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overall. Now 5-1 in District
1-2A, Port St: Joe remains
atop the heap and on
course for the top seed in
district play.
Ashton Larry scored 27
points to lead the Sharks,
who also got 15 from
Reshard Rouse and 14
from Ash Parker.
"It was their Senior
Night so they came out
excited," said Port St. Joe
coach Derek Kurnitsky.
"We missed a shot at the
buzzer, but it was a great
game. We played well on
the road. That's a tough
place to play."
The Sharks opened on
fire, leading 21-9 after the
first stanza and opening as
much as a 14-point lead in
the first half.
However, Cottondale
began to whittle away at
the lead, closing to 36-29
at intermission.
Cottondale picked up
steam in the third quarter,
taking a 52-51 lead after
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regained the lead for the
final time with :55 on the
clock after Larry's layup
made it 69-68.
A Cottondale 3-pointer
gave the Hornets the lead
for good, with Rouse hitting
a pair of free throws to pro-
duce the final margin of
victory.
"The thing I like is that
we have really improved a
lot," Kurnitsky said. "From
the first of the season when
we were not playing that
well, we have really
improved.
"To be in first place in
the district this late in the
season is an accomplish-
ment."
The Sharks host
Sneads on Tuesday, visit
Blountstown Thursday and
Apalachicola on Saturday.
The times for the
Apalachicola games have
been changed junior var-
sity tips-off at 6 p.m., the
varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Score by Quarters
PSJ 21 15 15 19-70
CHS 9 20 23 19-71
PSJ (70)- .Quinn 2, Larry 27,
Johnson 8, Lowry 2, Rouse 15,
Sanders 2, Parker 14.
CHS (71)- Henderson 12,
Gardner 11, Addison 4, Russ
30, Gray 2, Dickens 3, Smith 2,
White 9.

Lady Sharks
BLOUNTSTOWN 43, PORT ST. 4OE 28
THURSDAY, JANUARY 27
The host Lady Tigers
exploited their size by slow-
ing the game down, packing
the inside and dropping the
shots when they needed in
taking a District 1-2A tilt.
The Lady Sharks could
never sustain a consistent
offensive attack, falling
behind by seven points after
the first period and never
quite recovering, particularly
after being out-scored 13-4
in the third quarter.
Port St. Joe failed to
score in double-digits in each
quarter.
Junior wing Gekeela
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Fall in District Standings
with 16 points. sophomore-laden Lady
The Lady Sharks fell to Sharks dropped their second
3-4 in district play, 7-9 over- road game of the week.
all. The story of the game
"It was a big team we could be found in the score-
played," said Coach Kenny line for the final quarter, dur-
Parker. "They packed the ing which Cottondale out-
zone and we couldn't get scored the Lady Sharks 20-
anyumg inLrawlu"u


anythimmg in transition.
Score by Quarters
PSJ 7 9 4 8-28
BHS 14 9 13 7-43
PSJ (28)- Pryor 5, Skanes 3,
Clemmons 16, Smiley 1, McCall
2, Driesbach 3.
BHS (43)- Kasply 9, Martin 5,
Fletcher 6, Fagans 3, Gates 14.
COTTONDALE 49, PORT ST. JOE 26.
SATURDAY, JAN. 29
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For the first three quar-
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one, with the Lady Sharks
hanging around within strik-
ing distance.
It was 29-22 after three
periods.
"We played three quar-
ters and then stopped," said
Coach Kenny Parker. "We
have a bunch of young girls,
but that is no excuse. They
have gained a lot of experi-
ence, they just need to keep
getting better."
Gekeela Clemmons, the
junior wing, led the Lady
Sharks with 12 points.
The Lady Sharks end the
regular season with a home-
and-home series against
Springfield Rutherford.
The Lady Sharks will
visit Rutherford Tuesday,
and host the Lady Rams on
Thursday.
The following Thursday,
Feb. 10, the Lady Sharks will
play Sneads in the district
semifinals at Cottondale.
Score by Quarters
PSJ 6 8 8 4-26
CHS 10 11 8 20-49
PSJ (26)- Pryor 4, Sowell 2,
Skanes 4, Clemmons 12,
Jenkins 2, Driesbach 2.
CHS (49)- Sh. Forward 10,
Martin 6, S. Spurlock 2, Gray 2,
Dickens 2, Williams 12, Earley
10, S. Forward 5.


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PORT ST. JOE 4, MARIANNA 3
TUESDAY, JAN. 25
The Sharks faced their
largest deficit of the season -
other than during a recent
tournament and overcame
it behind an offensive out-
burst to down visiting
Marianna.
The Sharks fell behind 3-
0 in the first half, 45 minutes
plagued by mistakes and
missed opportunities.
"They had been beating
themselves," said Coach Tom
Curry. "They didn't want to
lose in front of the home
crowd."
Casey Flanagan got
things going for the Sharks
early in the second half when
he tallied from in front and
Mica Ashcraft quickly fol-


lowed to bring the Sharks to
3-2.
Ashcraft then netted a
penalty kick to tie the game
and Kurtis Krum followed
minutes later with what
turned out to be the game-
winner.
"It was a wonderful
game," Curry said. "They
wanted to win that game."
The win raised the
Sharks' record to 13-4-1
overall.
PORT ST. JOE 3, MOSLEY 2
THURSDAY, JAN. 27
It was another come
from behind victory for the
Sharks who prevailed in a
game at H.G. Harders Park
that was nip and tuck
throughout.


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"It was neck and neck
the whole way," said Coach
Tom Curry.
Again, Mica Ashcraft, as
he has most of the season,
led the offensive attack.
Ashcraft assisted on a
first-half, goal by Jimmy
Curry that got the Sharks
going, though Port St. Joe
fell behind 2-1 in the second
half of a closely-fought game.
But twice Ashcraft, set
up by long kicks from goalie
Mike Sparks, scored in the
second half to overcome the
deficit and give the Sharks
the win.
The Sharks upped their
record to 14-4-1.
WALTON.HIGH 3, PORT ST. JOE 2
SATURDAY, JAN. 29
The Sharks fell in the
final regular-season game, a
tough, physical affair which
went'to the wire with P6rt St.
Joe still threatening to knot
the score.
Charlie Cox, assisted by
Kurtis Krum, tallied the first


goal for the Sharks, who con-
tinued to get stellar play.
from Mike Sparks in goal.
Mica Ashcraft, assisted
by Jimmy Curry, netted the
Sharks' other goal.
The game was engaged
in the middle of the field for
most of the second half, with
neither team giving any
quarter.
"It was a very good
game," said Coach Tom
Curry. "It was very physical
the whole way."
Port St. Joe and Walton
High were, in fact, evenly
matched this season.
In two previous contests,
the Sharks won one and the
teams later tied.
The regular season
ended with the Sharks sport-
ing a 14-5-1 overall record, a
perfect 8-0 in the district.
The District 1-2A play-
offs began on Monday with
John Paul II out of
Tallahassee defeating
Jefferson County and
Chipley downing East


Gadsden. would send Port St. Joe to
On Tuesday night, the Jefferson County on
Sharks were to play their Thursday to take on Chipley
first-ever postseason game in for the district champi-
Tallahassee against John onship, which would be a
Paul II. first for the second-year pro-
A victory in that game gram.


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


Sign Renewal
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.


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by Tim Croft
The search is on.
District officials have
begun the search for a new
head football coach at
Wewahithcka High School.
The district has initiated
advertising to solicit applica-
tions to succeed Charlie
Winchester as coach of the
Gators beginning with the
the 2005-06 school year.
"We are taking applica-
tions at the district and will
do the hire at the district,"
said Superintendent of
Schools Tim Wilder.
The contact person for
all inquiries will be deputy
superintendent Carolyn
Witten.
The advertising period
will close on Feb. 28, Wilder
said, adding that he hoped to
make a hire and have the
new coach in place by the
second week of March.
The first criterion is
experience coaching football
at the high school level,
either as an assistant or


head coach.
Wilder said he is also
looking for someone "who is
going to get involved in the
community."
A coach who will shop at
the local grocery store, bank
at the local bank, become
involved in civic organiza-
tions and, in total, become a
thread in the community
fabric.
Energy and patience, to
build a program which will
engender pride and a win-
ning attitude, will be essen-
tials, Wilder said.
With that energy and
patience, "the community
will come to embrace them,"
Wilder added.
Wilder said that while no
open teaching position cur-
rently exists at the school,
his hope is to have someone
on board in March who will
fill in with some classes and
begin recruiting kids to the
weight room for offseason
workouts.
Winchester was relieved


Catfishing Tour Coming to Gulf County


Julie McCutcheon
Star Correspondent
Set on the breathtaking-
ly beautiful Apalachicola
River, U.S. Cats will host its
first annual National Catfish
Tournament at Gaskin Park
in Wewahitchka.
The tournament will
begin at 7 a.m. on February
19 and will end with weigh-in
'at 4 p.m.
For generations local
families have been fishing on
the Apalachicola 'River,
abundant with aquatic life.
The Apalachicola River
provides an idyllic habitat for
a wide variety of catfish,
including channel cats,
white cats, and the plentiful
bullhead catfish.
The U.S. Cats organiza-
tion began in 1999 with the
sole purpose of promoting
the sport of catfish angling.
In 2000, U.S.Cats was
purchased by Virginia Agee,
who promoted the organiza-
tion to the ranks 'of other
national fishing organiza-
tions.
Over the past six years,
U.S. Cats has grown consid-
erably, boasting a 600-plus
membership.
Although membership is


encouraged, it is not
required for participation in
the tournament, however,
only U.S. Cats members will
obtain points toward World
Championship competition.
The cost of entering the
tournament is $110 per'
boat, cash only. Each boat is
permitted a maximum of two
participants, although a
third person is allowed if 65
years old or older, or 16
years or younger.
Teams with a third mem-
ber are limited to no more
than six rods and reels per
boat.
Eighty percent of regis-
tration fees collected are
awarded to participating
anglers and an additional
$10 from each registrant is
set aside to go into the "big
fish" pot.
The tournament is a
catch-and-release format.
Once caught, measurements
and weights are recorded,
then the catfish are released.
Registration is unlimited
and will continue until just
before the event begins.


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This pic is from the 2004 world ch
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$1,500 Henderson, KY


of his coaching duties,
though he remains the
school's athletic director, in
the aftermath of an incident
in the final game of the regu-
lar season.
With just over a minute
remaining in a losing effort
at Arnold, Wewa defensive
players charged across the
line of scrimmage as the
Arnold offense came to the
set position.
The incident sparked a
tussle between the, two
teams and the referees called
the game, awarding Arnold
the victory.
An investigation by dis-
trict officials highlighted that
the Wewa players' actions,
creating a clear unopposed
shot at the quarterback,
were part of a designed play,
called by the coaches, specif-
ically Winchester, from the
sidelines.
The school was placed
on administrative probation
for two years by the Florida
High School Athletics
Association, meaning that
future incidents could result
in sanctions or suspensions.
In turn, the district
relieved Winchester and one
of his assistants of their foot-
ball coaching duties.

Port St Joe Dixie Youth

Baseball Registration

this Saturday
Registration for the
upcoming Dixie Youth base-
ball season will begin this
Saturday, February 5, from
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the
Stac House on Eighth Street.
The league is for ages
five through 14. The child
must be five on or before
July 31, and must not turn
15 before August 1.
Registration fees are
$40 for ages five and six; $45
for ages seven 12; and $50
for ages 13 and 14.
All children who have
not participated St. JoesDixie Youth baseball
league in the past, need to
bring a copy of their birth
certificate to registration....


nation about Port St. Joe Dixie
t and registra-
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The Port St. Joe Dixie
Softball Registration f6r the
4 2005 season will be. on
LI February 5, 12, and 19th
from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00
p.m. at the fire station on
Williams Avenue in Port St.
Joe and during regular busi-
Sness hours at Triple B Sports
Supply on Reid Avenue.
Girls will need to be pre-
sent to be sized for uniforms
S and a copy of their birth cer-
tificate will be required at
registration.
The cost of registration is
'^ $45. per player.
All girls are encouraged
Sto sign-up for an exciting
W year of softball.
For more information,
championship. contact league president,
Sbig fish pot Steve Brinkmeier at 648-
5833.


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Mexico Beach Holds Annual Gumbo Cook-Off!


Mexico Beach wants to
know who cooks the best
gumbol On Saturday,
February 19, from 10:30
a.m. CT until the gumbo is
sold. out, a fierce competition
of culinary skills will deter-
mine who's who in the
Gumbo Cooking arena.
This year, they will have
two categories, restaurant
and amateur. To add an
incentive to the proposition,
a $300 first place cash prize,
a $200 second place cash
prize and a $100 third place
cash prize will be forthcom-
ing to the amateur winner
and a $300 prize will go to
the restaurant winner. No
entry fee will be charged.
There will also be prizes for
the "Best Team Spirit," the
"Team that Drove the



Cape S

by Tim Croft
Two, it turned out, can
also be a lonely number.
The project to extend
sewer from the City of Port
St. Joe to Cape San Bias will
now have a third phase,
according to Bill Kennedy of
Preble Rish, the engineering
firm for the project.
During the regular bi-
monthly meeting of the Port
St. Joe City Commission,
Kennedy said interest in the
project has been such that a
third phase, taking lines to
the entrance of the peninsu-
la state park is on the draw-
ing board.
The first phase of the
project, from the city limits


Farthest," and the "Best
Decorated Area."
The judges will consist of
Wayne Gentry, Meteorologist,
Beach TV.

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Panama City
Beach, a long-time, weather
personality, Chef Eddie from
the Magnolia Grill in
Apalachicola, Willie Ramsey,
the former publisher of the
Star, and Paris Janos,



ewer Pi

to the Jubilation develop-
ment near the Stump Hole, is
due for completion by the
end of August.
The second phase, which
would take lines from
Jubilation to Tapper's Cut
near the state park is due to
be finished early next year.
However, due to
demand, Kennedy said engi-
neers are now 'designing
plans to extend lines further,
to serve developments adja-
cent to St. Joseph Peninsula
State Park.
Additionally, Kevin
Presnell, owner of Presnell's
Marina, has contacted
Kennedy about signing up to
tie into the project.


Community Correspondent,
WJHG, Channel 7, a long-
time, Panama City TV news
personality, will also be
emceeing the event. John
SMazzanovich and Connie
SRiJsinger will be perform-
ing at the Gumbo
Cook-off.
S Entrants,
wishing to be
. included in the
judging, will be
required to pro-
duce three (3) or
more gallons of
'. their specialty
gumbo. They will
also be responsible for bring-
ing containers and heating
devices to warm their prod-
uct (crock pots suggested).
The committee will provide
tables, electricity (please


project

If that should occu
Presnell brings new de
ment plans he has inl
mix, the logistics of pro
the sewer around Sin
Bayou, which were pi
somewhat problematic
to the required route,
be solved.
"If he comes on wi
(proposed) hotel and r(
rant that will take c,
Simmons Bayou," Kei
said, adding that a lif
tion near Presnell's cot
a linchpin.
Commissioners
Tuesday also approved
ing the first of the bills
the project bonds
insurance for conti


Fire Ant Control


By Roy Lee Carter, Gulf
County Extension Director
This time of year, those
who are plagued with fire ant
colonies in their lawn, will
find them especially obvious,
because these insects like to
build their nests even higher
in the winter. Ants do this so
the mound can act like a
"solar panel," capturing the
heat from the sun. Being
insects, they don't have a
way 'to regulate their body
temperature except to 'move
when it gets, too cold in one
area or too warm in another.
In the winter, fire ants move
from lower -down in the soil
to higher up, where tempera-
tures are warmer. As a result
of this, they become more
easily controlled with the
queen nearer the surface
and thus more easily killed.
In fact, the University of
Florida has said for those
who don't like the use of
chemicals for treating fire
ants, at this time of year, the
queen can be killed with
scalding hot water by pour-
ing it over the center of the
mound. This is dangerous
and one would have to use
lots of caution to avoid being
burned.
A safer option is to use
one of the very effective fire
ant baits sold as Amdro,
Logic, Award or Ascend.


Place these out after the sun
has begun to warm the soil -
afternoon on a sunny day is
best, since ants will be
actively foraging at that time.
Do not however, place these
baits on the mound itself.
Anything placed on the
mound is moved off (not
taken down into the nest) by
worker ants whose job is to
keep the mound free of
trash. These baits will not be
fed to the queen and ants in
the mound, so you end up
wasting money and time. All
labels warn the use of this,
but unfortunately because it
is intuitive to treat the
mound itself, people don't
read these warning and then
complain that the bait does-
n't work.
Spread the bait, starting
a foot or so from the mound,
and evenly distribute it in
circle. It doesn't take much
to treat each mound because
there are lots of forager
(worker ants) out there. If
conditions are right, just
about everything you spread
will be taken back into the
mound to feed workers and
the queen within 30 minutes
from the time you put the
bait out.
The queen and her
mound workers will be dead
within the week and then 10-
14 days afterwards, you can


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by Tim Croft Barrett wasn't alone.
none Barrett could The Thanksgiving-wor-
smile and rub her thy buffet she and the other
7. students at Faith Christian
t that was all the enjoyed was not just a tasty
)tion that the seventh- break from the norm, but the
at Faith Christian product of hard work among
required to convey students in grades three
itique of the repast through six.
across several tables They were participants
school's cafeteria last in what is known as "Garden
to the Plate," a program
s good," Barrett said, offered by the county exten-
ting to project intelli- sion service to teach kids a
words from a full little about the route their
"I can feel myself fill- food takes to arrive at the
dining room table each night.


anenoya renneii ana
Danielle Matinchek fill up on
dirt and compost.


Lexie McGhee also
learned a bedrock precept of
gardening.
"I learned if you play
with dirt, always remember
to wash your hands," the
third-grader said with mat-
ter-of-fact seriousness.


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about agriculture, abe
plants which compr
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program from the class to home.
fines of "They can go back to
garden. their parents, take some pots
udents and grow their own plants,"
out the Carter said. "They can learn
ise so so much about what they eat
Carter and how it gets to their
1 travel table."


"It tries to teach them
about agriculture and about
where food normally comes
from," said county extension
agent Roy Lee Carter.
In other words, it is a
hands-on illustration that
the strawberries, the cab-
bage, the cauliflower, they, or
their parents, find at the gro-
cery store didn't just pop up
on the shelves like some
blue-light special.
"We learned how to plant
all this," said third-grader
Anthony Dykes as he sur-
veyed the rows of plastic con-
tainers brimming with col-
lard greens and cabbage.
"We did all this and we've
got good eating, too."
Carter works with the
students one hour each
week. Behind one wing of the
school, the students have
assembled what is known as
a container garden.
Using large plastic pots
and plenty of mushroom
compost, the students have
created a garden that, with
the seasons, produces a
bumper crop.
"We do seasonal crops
that, depending on the sea-
son, will grow in this area,"
Carter said.
The students weed,
plant, water and altogether
nurture their garden, all in
anticipation of the feast on
the other side of the fence.
And, my, what a feast.
With the help of Louise
Jones, a prograrp assistant
in the extension office, the
veggies were transformed
into mouth-watering
casseroles and dishes, as
student after student attest-
ed as they piled plates high.
Toss in a little barbecue
chicken, some desserts, and
you've got Thanksgiving in
January.
There are also ancillary
benefits beyond full tummies
and knowledge of plants, as
Shenoya Fennell noted.
"I got to put my hands in
poop," Fennell said, giggling
as she washed the compost
from her hands. "And I got to
touch a caterpillar" which
had made a home on a plant
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New Faces at Gulf Coast Electric Co-Op


Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative is proud to


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Watercraft


Cooperative."
John Guffey is an equip-



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ment as a
trainee.
.ate of Bay
attended
University.
for nine
3ional fire-
irs in Gulf


"The employees here are
so nice and helpful," Reeves
said. "I look forward to learn-
ing new things and providing
consumers with consistent
reliability."
Robert Byrd is Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative's


new trustee in the board's
district 3, group 3 seat and
represents Cooperative
members residing in the
Allanton area. Byrd is a
native of the Panama City
area, a graduate of
Rutherford High School and
attended Gulf Coast
Community College. He also
served in the Army Reserves.
"I am thrilled to have the
opportunity to serve on Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative's
Board of Trustees," Byrd
said. "I look forward to work-
ing with the rest of the board


Robert Byrd, a new mem-
ber on the Board of Trustees.


to make decisions that will
direct the future of the
Cooperative."
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ATV and Power's service department.
Certified He has also preached the
gospel for the past eight
years.
"The best part of my job
0 ... is the feeling of accomplish-
Sment once a job is complete,"
Holland said. "I look forward
., to growing along with the
.. company."
Marty Johns also joins
the Operations Department
as a line technician trainee.
Prior to working for Gulf
SCoast Electric, Johns worked
for R. S. I.
S Lonnie Perry works in
the Operations Department
as a line technician trainee.
Perry holds degrees in
last Electric Electronic Engineering
Technology and Computer
Engineering Technology.
Paul Reeves is a line
ling about technician trainee in the
the hours, Operations Department.
he people," Prior to coming on board at
pe to prove GCEC, Reeves worked in cir-
iable asset cuit breaker and switchgear
" testing and remanufactur-
joins the ing.


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Swner of Marathon Martial Arts
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years. So for all your real
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announce the addition of ment
seven newi, employees to its Souti
staff and one new member to Depa
its Board-of Trustees. more
James Brannon joins the ence
Operations Department as a weldir
line technician trainee. Prior "
to coming on board at Gulf have
Coast Electric, Brannon 'said.
attended the Southeast learn
Lineman Training Center. electr
"I enjoy everything about J
my job. especially the peo- help
pie." Brannon said. "I look Of Wa
forward to having a long, sat- becor
isfying career with the Coope


Gulf Coast Electric

Gulf Coast Electric lines,
Cooperative recently pre- around
sented a safety demonstra- forme
tion to all of the fourth-grade trees
sttidents at Lynn Haven which
Elementary School. with
Manager of Marketing, and n
and Member Services has c
Michael White and Member over
Services Specialist Kristin absol
Bennett used "Safety City," Stude
an energized model of a city prope
complete with a house, fenc- that I
ing, overhead power lines, an with
underground transformer the o(
box, people figures and vehi- and n
cles,. to demonstrate the dan- Ir
gers of not behaving respon- City
sibly around electricity. also
Main points during the pre- dress
sentation included not flying cian
a kite near overhead power dents


operator in the
port Right Of Way
rtment. Guffey has
than 10 years of experi-
in iron .working and
ng.
All of the employees
been very nice," Guffey
"I look forward to
ing more about the
ic industry."
oshua Hersey is a
r in the Southport Right
ay Department. Prior to
ning employed with the
erative, Hersey worked


Technician.
"I like everyth
my job, including
the benefits and tl
Hersey said. "I hop
myself to be a value
to the'Cooperative.
David Holland
Operations Depart
line technician
Holland is a gradu
High School and
Troy State U
Holland worked
years as a profess
fighter and 12 yea


Cooperative Presents Safety Demonstration


not playing on or
id underground trans-
;r boxes, not climbing
that have branches
i may come into contact
overhead power lines
.ot exiting a vehicle that
come into contact with
ead power lines unless
utely necessary.
ents were taught the
r way to exit a vehicle
has come into contact
overhead power lines if
occupants are in danger
lust exit.
Addition to the Safety
demonstration, White
chose volunteers to
in actual line techni-
gear so that the stu-
could see what line


.
S. ..:
Noel, a fourth-grade student at Lynn Haven Elementary
School, is dressed in line technician gear by GCEC Manager of
Marketing and Member Services Michael White as part of a
recent electrical safety demonstration.


technicians must wear to be
in compliance with safety
laws while working on power
lines. Students also saw an
electric meter and learned
howmeters record informa-
tion that helps Cooperative
customer service representa-
tives calculate electric bills.
"The Safety City demon-
stration gives us an opportu-
nity to teach students not
only how electricity travels,
but also the dangers of elec-


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tricity if not used properly,"
White said. "By using the
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ity."
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Port St. Joe Garden Club News


The Port St. Joe Garden
Club held a brief meeting in
December. A program on
Poinsettas was given by
member Jean Fortner. The
group enjoyed a lunch at
Parramores restaurant.
Members that were present
were President Betty Lewis,
Lynda Bordelon, Barbara
Wood, Flora Blackman,
Bunny Miller, Pauline
Pendarvis, Jean Fortner,
Sally Gainous, Era Daniell
and Rena Huie.
Their January meeting
was on January 13 at the
Garden Club in Port St. Joe.


Bobby Lewis Gay, Jr.



B. J. Turns Three


Bobby Lewis Gay, Jr. cel-
ebrated his birthday with a
"Bob the Builder" party on
January 17th at his home.
B. J.'s mom, big sister
Alison, grandparents, aunts,
uncles, cousins, and many
friends were there to help


celebrate his special day.
B. J. is the son of Kellie
Gay and the late Bobby Gay,
and the grandson of Buddy
and Sue Ann Kennington
and Robert and Audrey Gay,
all of Port St. Joe.


Friends of St. Joseph Bay

Preserves Could Use Assistance


Friends of St Joseph Bay
Preserves- could use every-
one's assistance in removing
old fencing that is a hin-
drance to restoration efforts
and wildlife. Meet February
8th at 9:30 a.m. ET at the


Preserve Center, 3915 Hwy
C-30, Port St Joe.
Refreshments will be
provided. If anyone has other
skills and would like to vol-
unteer, call 850-229-1787.


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The program was on propa-
gating Hibiscus from seeds
and cuttings given by Pat
McFarland. Members that
were present were President-
Betty Lewis, Charmaine
Earley, Flora Blackman,
Barbara Wood, Linda Huie,
Sally Gainous, Jean Fortner,
Rena Huie, Era Daniell,
Skippy Pittman, Jan
McClamma and Bunny
Miller.
The garden club would
like to invite everyone to join
them on the second
Thursday of each month at
2:00 p.m., except in


Hospice of the Emerald Coast


Holds Annual Memorial Service


Hospice of the Emerald
Coast in Port St. Joe will be
hosting their annual memor-
ial service for families and
friends who have lost a loved
one in the last year.
The memorial service will
be held Saturday, March 12,
at 10:30 a.m. ET at the First
Baptist Church Fellowship


Hall, Port St. Joe.
Hospice of the Emerald
Coast wants to encourage
everyone to participate in
this special time of remem-
brance and fellowship.
For more information or
to make reservations to
attend, please call 29-8188.


December and May, which is
at 12:00 at the Garden Club
on Eighth Street in Port St.
Joe. Each month, the club
has a program at their meet-


ing. The program for
February will be given by Roy
Lee Carter and will be on
"Preparing your Yard for
Spring."


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TDC Breaks Ground on Bike Path


Hospice of the Emerald Coast


Hosts Encouragement Group


Hospice of the Emerald
Coast will host an encour-
agement group at their office
in Port St. Joe on Tuesday,
February 8, at 2:00 p.m.
They will also host a
"Meet N Eat" on Tuesday
February 22, at' 11:30 a.m.


at Sister's Restaurant on
Reid Avenue in Port St. Joe.
For more information
about either of these meet-
ings, please call Hospice of
the Emerald Coast at 229-
8188.


Gulf County Extension Service

Holds Equine Coggins Clinic


On February 5, the Gulf
County Cooperative
Extension ;Service will spon-
sor an Equine Coggins Clinic
for Equine owners in the
Wewahitchka area. Dr. Che
Trejo will be the visiting vet-
erinarian.


If anyone would like to
have this test done on their
horses, donkeys, etc., please
contact the Gulf County
Cooperative Extension
Service before February 5, at
639-3200 or 229-2909.


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

850-647-3895 I'
Tom Todd, Broker/Owner -
227-1501 or 800-876-2611.
2720 CR-30, Port St. Joe, Fl 32456 B,- "l' I


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Two high and dry lots on Corn Griffin Rd. Excellent building sites.
Both are loaded with beautiful trees. MLS#101613 and
MLS# 103522 $250,000 each.
Serving Port St. Joe, Cape San Bias, Indian Pass, Mexico Beach & Surrounding
Areas. Contact us for information on any MLS listed property
Tom Todd Realty..

Tom Todd, Owner/Broker .. ..

227-1501 or 800-876-2611

2720 CR-30, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Mic hr'1o
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The Gulf County Tourist Development Council is proud
to.announce the ground breaking ceremony for Phase One of
the Loggerhead Bike Path on Cape San Bias at 11 a.m. ET on
Thursday, February 10, at 8048 Cape San Bias Road at the
entrance to the T. H. Stone, St. Joseph Peninsula State Park.
"We have been working for a while with the Florida
Department of Transportation on this project and think this
new bike path will add another element of attraction to the
Cape San Bias area for tourists and residents, alike,"
explained Paula Pickett, TDC director. 'The path will run
along Cape San Bias Road and will be divided into three
stages of construction,
"Mary Anne Koos, FDOT District 3 Bicycle and


Pedestrian Coordinator and
Julia Cunningham, Tourist
Development Board Member
have worked very hard to see
this project come to life and
are really excited about this
new addition and hope the
entire community will come
out and help 'us celebrate this
exciting event."
The bike path, named
Loggerhead Run in honor of
the area's part-time resi-
dents, will be maintained by
the TDC and will be created
from a grant received by the
FDOT, Pickett explained.
Local dignitaries are
expected to attend and the
festivities will consist of an
unveiling and lunch provided
to those who attend.
For more information,
contact the TDC at 850-229-
7800.


For the deal of your life, see me!









JAMES C. "BO" BRAY
Sales Representative
TOMMY THOMAS
CHEVROLET
(850)785-5221
TOLL FREE
1-800-342-7131
2251 W. 23rd Street
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA 32405


1005 GARRISON AVE
This 3br 2.5 bath home is located close to downtown Port St. Joe.
Brick construction. Amenities include Oak cabinets, ceramic tile,
privacy fence, sprinkler system and double enclosed garage.
Owners may consider financing! MLS# 102052. $310,000.
Serving Port St Joe, Cape San Bias, Indian Pass, Mexico Beach & Surrounding
Areas. Contact us for information on any MLS listed property!
Bo Pearce, Broker Associate


Evenings: 850-229-9432
Tom Todd, Broker/Owner.
227-1501 or 800-876-2611
2720 CR-30, Port St. Joe, FI 32456


CAPE SAN BLAS
bedroom / 2.5 bath. Gulf and bay access. New roof and interior
paint. Many upgrades. LOMA (house in "X" zone). Sun deck.
Master bath w/Jacuzzi. MLS# 103499.
Serving Port St. Joe, Cape San Bias, Indian Pass, Mexico Beach & Surrounding
Areas. Contact us for information on any MLS listed property!


Gulf Front Lot!!!
NEW LISTING at Mexico Beach. Approximately 101' on the
gulf. Located near the pier. Potential for single family or
duplex. MLS# 103569.

Serving Port St. Joe, Cape San Bias, Indian Pass, Mexico Beach & Surrounding
Areas. Contact us for information on any MLS listed property!


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Bay St. Joseph Care and Rehabilitation Center Recognizes Staff
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On January 19th, Mike
Castello and Earl Coulter,
were recognized on National
Maintenance Day. Mike is
the Director of Maintenance
and Earl is on his team. They
keep things running smooth-
ly at the center.
On January 22nd, the
Activity Department's Sheryl
Tyler, Barbara Strickland,
Vernie Martin, Millie Barry,
and Kathy Taylor were recog-
nized during National
Activity Professional Week.
This department is busy
doing activities with resi-
dents such as being respon-
sible for the-update and
implementation of holiday
and everyday decorations
throughout the building.


Small Business

The Gulf Coast
Community. College Small
Business Development and
Veterans Business Outreach
Center will be offering sever-
al small business seminars
Sin 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,
February 24 at GCCC -
Gulf/Franklin Center in Port
St. Joe from 9:00 a.m. to
noon.
Business Plan
Development, Parts I and II
(fee $45) will be offered on
Friday, February 11 and 25
at Lynn Haven Bay County
Small Business Incubator
from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.; and
Thursday, iFebruary 17 and
March 3, at the Jackson


The officers and direc-
tors who serve as Board of
Directors for the Friends of
the Gulf County Public
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


Development Classes Offered


County Agricultural
Complex, 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-O-
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
Department, 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
.northfloridabiz.com.


DAR News

The local Daughters of
the American Revolution
enjoyed their annual
Christmas Membership Tea
at the lovely home of Wayne:
Stevens located on Marvin
Avenue.
During the function,
Jenny and Savannah Garth
presided at the refreshment
table and served the tradi-
tional coffee frappe.
Others assisting were
Mrs. Charles Norton, Mrs.
William Howell, Mrs. Ashley
Costin and Mrs. Eloise Cain.
Daughters of the
American Revolution is a
patriotic society whose objec-
tives are to perpetuate the
memory and spirit of the
men and women who
achieved American
Independence, "to promote,
as an object of primary
importance, institutions for
the general diffusion of
knowledge" as directed by
George Washington in his
farewell address and to foster
true patriotism and love of
country.


of a program, refreshments
and door prizes. The guest
speaker will be Second
Judicial CircuitCourt Judge
and author, Terry P. Lewis.
He has written two novels,
"Conflict of Interest" and
"Privileged Information."
The activities will begin
at 2:00 p.m. and all mem-
bers are encouraged to
attend.


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Open Floor Plan. Brick Home with great landscap-
ing, fenced yard, pool, cathedral ceilings. 3BR/2BA,
eat-in kitchen and more. Only $339,000


8048 Cape San Bias Rd

Cape San Bias, FL 32456

850-227-7770

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homes each with great gulf view. Large luxury town-
homes in gated community. 4 BR/4 1/2 Baths each
with private elevator. $585,000 & $595,000. Also,
one 4200 Sq. Ft. town home with some of the best
views on the Cape. $1,200,000.


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Bayview Home at Simmons Bayou Commercial Gulf View Home at Money Bayou. Zoned
Possibility. Large 3 bedroom homes was previously Commercial. 3 bedroom 2 bath home close to beach
used as a real estate office. $475,000 access with gulf views. Only $375,000

LOTS AND LAND

Investment Property Cape San Bias Excellent development potential. 2.08 acres
gulf front property. All building area in the "X" flood zone. Can divide into two gulf
front lots and 4 gulf view.lots. $3,975,000 Call today!

OTHER PROPERTIES:

Bayview lot on Highway 30 $250,000
Palm Breeze Lots Starting at $65,000
Seagrass at Cape San Bias $445,000


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Business: 850-227-9

Toll-Free: 866-229-5525 Fax:

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416LOCATION -120' x 80' High
Traffic commercial lot on the cor-
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Offered @ $1,200,000.



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tI8 GULF FRONT HOME On
Cape San Bias featuring
panoramic views of the Gulf of
Mexico, 50' of frontage, spacious
ag t .screened porch, windows walk &
more! It won't last long @ only
$1,139,000

rS* Bobbie Edwards,
Agent
After Hours:
850-229-9325
s**l Mobile:
'*A 850-258-5261


I 1ST TIER in INDIAN PASS
With unobstructed views of the
S Gulf & St. Yincent Island. Home
Stt features elevator, RV Hook-Up
and excellent rental history.
Offered @ $739,000

%,ol Rachel Browning, I
SAgent


GULF FRONT HOME ON
SCAPE SAN BLAS with hot tub,
r-*gulf side gazebo, new appliances,
* and numerous upgrades.
SOffered @ $1,119,000





6t0 Cape San Bias Road- 2 adjacent
commercial lots offered sepa-
rately @ $350,000 each
BAYVIEW on Cape San Bias
C$345,000
ACREAGE 40 acres near Bristol
with gorgeous hardwoods,
rolling hills, spring fed creek.
Very private $92,500
-* BAY FRONT ON CAPE SAN
BLAS Large 100'x 500'
approx. Deep water access.
$989,000


IMMACULATE LAGOON
VIEW HOME Located on
Hwy. C30 with large ceilings,
spacious screened porch,
gazebo over private lake and
much more. This home won't
last long!. $595,000

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






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3BR/2BA interior home featur-
ing deeded Gulf & Bay access,
new elevator, wood burning
fireplace & much more!
PRICED TO SELL @
$439,000

Clint Eason,
Agent
After Hours:
850-227-3453
Mobile:
850-227-5251










PANORAMIC VIEWS of
the Gulf of Mexico are featured
in this gulf view home on
Indian Pass.' 3BR/2BA, new
appliances, excellent rental,
'this is a must see! $855,000


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HIGH TRAFFIC commercial cot-
ner lot on HWY 98 in MEXICO
BEACH with endless possibilities.
Priced to sell @ $425,000


Park Pointe Subdivision
$439,000
1st Tier on Indian Pass
$435,000.
Bayfront lot in Marnie's
Reserve $500,000
Bayfront lot on Cape San
$525,000.
Popular Sweetwater Shores
Subdivision $225,000
Sunset Pointe Subdivision
Interior lot near amenities
Offered @ $399,900


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BAYFRONT cottage features S@C
panoramic views of St. Joseph
Bay. Recently renovated, large
screened in back porch, deed-
ed gulf access, & much more! 9ggi
Priced to sell @ $349,000
Dawn & Randall Jones,
Agent
After Hours:
850-229-9139
Mobile:
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INDIAN PASS with sweep-
ing views of the Gulf of
Mexico. This lot is perfect for
you coastal, dream home! Itggl
won't last long @
$725,000 ,

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Agent
After Hours:
850-227-7114
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GULFVIEW HOME ON CAPE
SAN BLAS This spotless home
features numerous upgrades$t
including new appliances, cedar
room, lush landscaping w/irriga-
tion, enclosed garage, screen
porch with sweeping gulf views ,
and much morel Priced to sell
@ $319,000

Diane Sparks,
Agent
After Hours:
850-227-2528 S .











INDIAN PASS Gulfview(
home with extra lot in Indian
Pass. This home is a short walk
to the gulf and features twoSC,
storage workshops, enclosed
garage, mother in law quarters
& more! Offered @
$649,000 g


Bayfront on Cape San Bias llih
$499,500
GULF FRONT in highly desir-
able Indian Pass Priced to sell
@ $725,000
High Traffic Commercial lot wl
located on the corner of Hwy
$1,200,000
Gulf Front Lot on Cape San B i
Bias with Gorgeous Views
$920,000
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Friends of the Library Hold

Annual Membership Meeting


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LOT LISTINGS


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"For Colored Girls...


" GCCC Theatre Production Encore


The Visual and
Performing Arts Division of
Gulf Coast Community
College will again present
"for colored girls who have
considered suicide when the
rainbow is enuff," February
11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. and
February 13 at 2:30 p.m. in
the Amelia Theatre Lab on
campus in Panama City.
Written by Ntozake
Shange, this award-winning
play, called a choreopoem by
the playwright, is the story of
seven African-American


actresses. In the course of
the play they share the hope,
pain and exuberance of
being black and female in the
twentieth century with each
other and the audience.
Conceived in California
in 1974, the play achieved
critical success at Joseph
Papp's Public Theatre and on
Broadway. It won the Obie
Award and the Outer Critics
Circle Award. Ntozake
Shange has earned a
Guggenheim Fellowship, the
Los Angeles Times Book


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Nice sized residential lot in Garrison
Plantation. High and dry with lots of trees.
One of the most reasonably priced lots in the
subdivision. MLS#103227. Asking
$99,900


Prize for Poetry and many
other awards. She has
taught at Rice, Howard, Yale,
and New York University.
She is currently a professor
at the University of Florida.
The GCCC production
was recognized by the
Kennedy Center American
College Theatre Festival.
Cast members Tiffane
Raulerson and Liza-Marie
Miller received Irene Ryan
Acting nominations for their
performances. Lighting
designer Cynthia White and


LOCATION! LOCATI6NI LOCATION!
This home is on top of Beacon Hill with a
very short walk across the street to the beach.
2BR/2BA very well maintained.
MLS#103401 $325.000


Call Carol for more information 850-227-9600 or 850-227-4252
h I 1 St. Joe Bay Office
1! 2010 Hwy C-30 Port St. Joe, FL 32456 '
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Gulf Coast Realty Mobile (850) 227-4252
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sound designer Christy
Pickrell were recipients of
design awards as well. The
GCCC theatre department
shares the KCACTF's goals to
recognize, reward and cele-
brate the exemplary work
produced in college and uni-
versity theatres across the
nation.
Tickets are $10. Due to
subject matter and language,
this play is recommended for
mature audiences only. For
more information call (850)
872-3886.


Gulf Coast


Community


College Holds


SAT Workshop

The Student
Services/College Reach-Out
Program of Gulf Coast
Community College will pre-
sent a SAT workshop for high
school juniors and seniors
on February 12 and 19, from
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the
Language & Literature
Sarzin Lecture Hall.
The workshop will fea-
ture tips on test taking, rea-
soning and logic. Students
will also be able to take a
complete practice SAT test.
The workshop is free and
lunch will be provided by
GCCC. Seating is limited to
50 students. Please call 769-
1551, ext 6070 or 6071, no
later than 2/10, 2005 to
reserve a seat.

Port St. Joe High

Project Graduation

Holds Fundraiser
The Port St. Joe High
School Project Graduation is
selling raffle tickets to raise
money for the all night party
that is given to all graduating
seniors on graduation night.
The raffle consists of
$1,700 worth of prizes which
include a stay at Cape San
Blas, a deep sea fishing trip,
and dinner for two at Sunset
Coastal Grill. The winner will
be announced at the last
home Port St. Joe Tiger
Sharks basketball game.
Tickets are currently on
sale for $5.00 and can be
purchased from any Port St.
Joe High School Senior par-
ent.


Sea Oats & Dunes Garden

Club Founders Day 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.


Ford Named to Samford Dean's List


Jessica Rene Ford was
recently named to Samford
University Dean's List. To
qualify for the honor, a stu-
dent must have earned a
minimum 3.5 grade point
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Middle

School News .


The Port St. Joe Middle
School will be participating
in a character-education
program during the week of
January 31. We will receive
character-building movies
for each student to take
home and preview. If stu-
dents do not wish to buy the
video, please send it back to
school on Monday, February


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den tub and separate shower. Premiane corner lot offers short distance from the Bay. Home features enclosed frontage x 200'on Hwy. 98 in fast growing Eastpoint.
expansive Gulf views. garage, open deck/patio, workshop and in-law apart- Building and real estate only included in purchase;
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Gorgeous live oaks surround this 3BR/1BA, 1512 +/- House," 9115 Hwy.798. Port St. Joe. Recently remod- 2460 Jackson St. Bring your handyman skills to this
sq. ft. home on extra large fenced lot. Home features ele d 3BR/21/2BA, 1184 +/- sq. ft. home f features mas- for our om a uine w a o.
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MLS#101463.............................d...........at$299,000 potential. MLS#101386.............. ..............$1,250,000 Home will besold as-is. MLS#101805............$89,900

A RI StGeorge Island Bayview Lot 33, Bay Cove Village, 1 acre MOL, MLS#103553.................$599,000

LA I Apalachicola Block5, Lot 4 & 24' Lot 3 Neel, approx.76' frontage x 236', MLS#103010...............$149,900
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average out of a possible 4.0
while attempting at least 12
credit hours of course work.
Jessica is the daughter
of John Ford and Penny
Ford. Both of Port St. Joe.


The FCAT Writing and
FCAT+ Field -Test :will. be
given to all eighth graders on
Tuesday, February 8, during
first, second and third period
classes. Eighth graders are
reminded to get a good
night's rest, eat a nutritious
breakfast and arrive at
school by 7:55 a.m. with a
sharpened pencil and an AR
book.
Progress reports for this
grading period will be sent
home on Tuesday, February
8. Parents can now go online
to view their child's grades.
Please see Cindy Belin in the
guidance office to sign a
release and receive a pass-
word.
The school spelling bee
will be held on Wednesday,
February 9 during fifth and
sixth periods in room 310.
Parents are invited to attend.
Please sign in the front office
and obtain a visitor's badge.
The eighth graders will
be going on a field trip to
Tallahassee. 8-1, 8-2 and 8-
5 AA groups will attend on
Thursday, February 10, and
8-3, 8-4 and 8-6 on Friday,
February 11.
The county spelling bee
will be held on Thursday,
February 17 in the Port St.
Joe Middle School media
center at a10:00 a.m.
School will not be held
on Monday, February 21,
due to President's Day.
The FCAT reading,
mathematics and science
tests will be given February
28 through March 11.



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become excited about learn-
ing. Make sure that appro-
priate materials from puzzles
to paints to computers are
available to stimulate their
curiosity.
Provide your children
with a well-balanced life. A
stable home, filled with love,
serves as a solid foundation
for making good grades.
Establish routines so your
children get enough sleep,
eat regular nourishing
meals, and receive sufficient
exercise. Limit excessive TV-
viewing and the playing of
video and computer games.
Read to your children
every day. Most of the learn-
ing your children do in
school involves reading.
Read to your kids to teach
them about reading, expand
and enrich their vocabular-
ies, and broaden their expe-
riences. Reading aloud
exposes them to materials
that would be difficult for
them to read on their own.
Encourage them to read
extensively. As your children
progress through school, as


much as 75 percent of what
they learn will come from the
printed page. The more chil-
dren read, the better their
reading skills become. Make
sure there is a wide variety of
interesting reading materials
in your home to encourage
the reading habit.
Show your children how
to be organized. Children
who are organized find it
much easier to succeed in
school. One of the best ways
to teach organizational skills
is through example. Show
your children how to use
such organizational tools as
assignment pads, calendars,
notebooks, binders, and
backpacks.
Teach them effective
study skills. Good study
skills are absolutely essential
to making good grades. Make
sure your children know how
to read their textbooks, pre-
pare for tests, memorize
facts, and use their time effi-
ciently. Encourage them to
have a regular time for
studying, and provide a
study place that is free of
distractions.
Urge your children to lis-
ten and participate in class.
Listening in class is the easy
way for children to learn.
Advise your older children to
take notes, which will help
them concentrate on what is,
being said. Encourage your
children to participate in
class. Doing so will greatly
increase their interest in
what they're learning.
Help your children learn
how to tackle homework.
Doing homework reinforces
what your children learn in
school. Show them how to do
it so that homework quickly
becomes their responsibility.
Help them learn what
assignments to do first and
how to plan their time.


Encourage them not to rush
through their homework but
to consider every assignment
a learning experience.
Talk to your children
about school. Your children
spend hours in school every
day. A lot can happen during
that time. Show that you are
genuinely interested in their
day by asking questions
about what they did and
talking with them about the
papers they bring home.
When problems occur, work
with your kids to find solu-
tions.
Develop a good relation-
ship with your children's
teachers. Good communica-
tion between home and
school helps children do well
in school and makes it easier
to address problems. Be sure
to attend parent-teacher
conferences, visit their class-
rooms, and volunteer to help
their teachers. Don't forget to
express your appreciation to
teachers for all that they do
for your children.


Tony Whitfield recently
joined the sales team at
Coldwell Banker.


Schoo I.- Lunch -iMenu


Port St. Joe Elementary School &
Wewahitchka Elementary School
Thursday, February 3,
hotdog, cole slaw, peas,
brownies & milk. Friday,
February 4, pizza w/ground
beef, tossed salad w/ranch
dressing, pineapple chunks,
& milk. Monday, February 7,
sloppy joe, french fries,
bananas, spice cake & milk.
Tuesday, February 8, oven
fried chicken, mashed pota-
toes, brown gravy, green
beans, fruit cocktail, .rolls &
milk. Wednesday, February
9, spaghetti and meat sauce,
tossed salad, assorted salad
dressing, pears, bread &
milk.
Port St. Joe Middle School &
Port St. Joe High School
Thursday, February 3,
hotdog, french fries, carrot
sticks, apples, & milk.
Friday, February 4, pizza
w/pork, tossed salad


w/ranch dressing, peaches,
bread sticks & milk. Monday,
February 7, sloppy joe,
french fries, bananas, spice
cake & milk. Tuesday,
February 8, oven fried chick-
en, mashed potatoes, lima
beans, peaches, rolls & milk.
Wednesday, February 9,
spaghetti and meat sauce,
cheddar cheese, green
beans, pears, rolls & milk
Wewahitchka Middle School &
Wewahitchka High School
Thursday, February 3,
hotdog, french fries, carrot
sticks, apples, & milk.
Friday, February 4, pizza
w/pork, tossed salad
w/ranch dressing, peaches,
bread sticks & milk. Monday,
February 7, sloppy joe,
french fries, pineapple
chunks, spice cake & milk.
Tuesday, February 8, oven
fried chicken, mashed pota-
toes, carrot sticks, peaches,
rolls & milk. Wednesday,
February 9, spaghetti and
meat sauce, cheddar cheese,
tossed salad w/ranch dress-
ing, pears, rolls & milk


Tony was born and
raised in Gulf County and
graduated with a degree in
Marketing from Florida State
University. Tony served as
vice-president of sales for
Prophet 21 Software in
Philadelphia before return-
ing to Gulf County in 2001
and purchasing The Wonder
Bar Beach Club, which he
operated until July of 2004.
"I very much enjoy being
back home and participating
in the development of the not
so Forgotten Coast. I'm excit-
ed to be working with
Coldwell Banker Forgotten
Coast Realty."


"booksAlive"

Seminar Feb. 12
Dream Catcher
Publishing, Inc. will have
four authors at the Annual
"booksAlive Seminar" on
February 12th, at Gulf Coast
Community College in
Panama City.
Jack Mullen, author of
"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
Publishing.
The key note speaker will
be Senator Bob Graham, and
other authors will include
Mark Winegardner, the new
author of the Godfather
books along with many other
southern authors.
The seminar will be from
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and
each author will have a sign-
ing table and an assistant to
help them with their books.


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Fabulous remodeled home close to bay, schools, and
churches. Home is 2800 sq. ft. under roof with new
kitchen, sunroom, roof, and windows. A large yard,
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John Lanier in Concert at

Highland View Church of God


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
years. He has had 14 record-
ings, four videos and has


appeared on two of the
nationally televised "Gaither
Homecoming" videos.
The concert will begin at
7:00 p.m. ET and everyone is
welcome-to attend.
For more information,
call the church office at 229-
6235.


On Friday,
Our Lady of
Catholic Churc
their Annual Ita
The menu
salad, pasta
With meat
sauce, dessert
and a drink.
SSea ting
will be avail-
able at 4:30 or
6:00 p.m., CT
iand take outs
will also be
' offered.
SAdvance tic
.available at Par]
,Mexico Beach
SWalk Real Estat
Beach for $6. Di


February 4,
Guadalupe
:h will host


door will be $7 and chil-
dren's tickets (ages 6-12) are
$3.


lian Dinner. The event will also fea-
will include ture raffle items, including a
basket of
cheer, a
hand carved
nativity set,
a hand knit
afghan, and
Dinner for
;s two at a
local restau-
;- rant, and a
S50/50- draw-
kets will be- ing.
ker Realty of The church is located on
and Pelican 15th Street in Mexico Beach.
te on St. Joe, For more. information,
winners at the call 647-3438.


Beach Baptist Dinner Menu
The menu for Beach Baptist Chapel's Wednesday night
supper for February 9, will be fish, potato salad, cole slaw,
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


BINGO...
Eyery Thursday at 7 p.m. 27 Sixth Street
St. Patrick's Church Hall Apalachicola
"Nine Gamest! Two Jackpotst!

Long Avenue Baptist Church
Touching Lives...
A One Heart At A Time
1601 LongAvenue Port St.Joe,FL
229-8691
A community of Worship. Work.
Sand Witness to the glorv of God
Sunday Messages 2/5
AM: How to Live with Consistency & Courage
PM: Spiritual Warfare: Armed for Battle
i Let Freedom Ring...Elections in
'Afganistan & Iraq have drawn the attention of
many around the world. Democracy is being
pursued by many in places where it was previ-
busly unheard of. Freedom is indeed a won-,
derful privilege to experience.
i Yes, freedom is something that you expe-
rience! Often times we lose proper perspective
of freedom. Freedom is having the platform &
oppurnunir to do what we ought, not license
io do whatever we want. The time in which we
live is a great moment to focus more on our
responsibilities than our rights. The Bible puts
This way, "It is for freedom that Christ has set
Syou free."
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 \TSSELS ARE MADE NEW\
:...- Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
I- 850-639-5993 850-639-4588
636 Second Street Post Office Box 631 Wewahitchka, L 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


^ firstt Baptist Churci>
-*8 102 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 ............. 6:30pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM ......7:49 am ET
S"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"

you're mong friends at
Oak Grove AssemblvofGod
David Jernandez. Pastor
; Office: 850-227-1837 Parsonage: 850-2296271
613.Madlson Street Port St.Joe. f6
Schedule ofServices
Sunday ednesda
Sunday School 945am Md'Week Meal 5:00pm
Morning Worship 10:45am /MidWeekBible Study 6:15pm
Xids on theUore 10:45am Mininstry In action 6:15pm
Cross Training Youth 6:15pm
SMen's Ministry- Monday-6:30pm
.adies Mi'nistry- Tuesday- 7:00pm
Dynamic Pralse & Wors/hp Preachingthe Pure'Word


plate is appre-
ciated.
T h e
church is
located at 311
Columbus
Street, St. Joe
Beach. Call
647-3950 to
place orders.
Everyone
is welcome.


Louise Thames Williams
Louise Thames Wi*ams
passed away on January 29,
at Doctors Memorial
Hospital in Perry.
Mrs. Williams was born
on March 4, 1918 in
Washington County.
She was preceded in
death by her parents,
William and Mae Thomas;
her husband, Roy Williams;
three sisters, Essie Carter,
Verma Singletary and Evelyn
Hobbs; one brother, Albert
Thames, and two step-
daughters, Sarah Jo Walton
and Sonja Ann Johnson.
She is survived by one
sister, Mary Zagorski of
Mexico Beach; one step-
daughter, Tabatha Pope; one
step-son, Wayne Williams
and several nieces and
nephews.
A graveside service was
held on Wednesday,
February 2, at Glenwood
Cemetery in Chipley.
Isiah "Bo Smiley" Farmon
Isiah "Bo Smiley"
Farmon died as a result of a
house fire Saturday morning
in Port St. Joe. It appears
that he was unable to get out
of the house before being
succumbed by smoke.
Isiah Farmon was born
and attended school in Gulf
County. He departed this life
on January 29. He honor-
ably served his county dur-
ing the Vietnam War. During
his Vietnam service, he was
awarded the National
Defense Service medal,
Vietnam Services medal with
four Bronze Service Stars;
Republic of Vietnam
Campaign medal; M-14 Rifle
Marksman, and Expert M-16
Rifle. He was a good and car-


ing person.
He leaves to cherish his
memory three children,
Felicia, Lisa and Terrance;
grandchildren, Dorian,
Decorian, Ramiya, Julius,
Jennifer, Jeremy, Jasmine,
Jacolia, Johnathan, and
Shaquile; mother, Pecola
Smiley; brothers, Robert
(Rose), Willie C., Mitchell
(Wanda), Dr. Joseph (Ann),


Isiah "Bo Smiley" Farmon
Judge Elijah (Kathy), and
Tynalin (Wanda); sisters,
Willie Mae, Ruby Lee, Versa
(Willie), and Anita; uncle
Charlie; and a host of nieces,
nephews, cousins, and many
caring friends and neigh-
bors.
The family will receive
friends on Friday, February
4, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. ET
at Zion Fair Baptist Church
in Port St. Joe.
Funeral services will be
on Saturday, February 5, at
2:00 p.m. ET at Zion Fair
Missionary Baptist Church
with Reverend Robert L.
Pierson officiating.


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
widespread with unprece-
dented devastation, and-
communities around the
world are pulling together to
help these victims.
Please make this com-
munity fundraiser 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.


John Lanier Performs at Hope

Family Worship Center Feb. 6


John Lanier will be per-
forming at Hope Family
Worship Center, located at
2001 Garrison Avenue in
Port St. Joe on February 6.
Admission is free. The
performance will begin at


6:30 p.m. and seating is lim-
ited.
Everyone is invited to
attend. If anyone has any
questions, please call Rev.
Marc Sturdivant at 229-
6622.


Clowning Performer Kenneth Jay at
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n O Sunda Februar twirling lar e-scr e


On Saturday, February
5, Naomi and the Segos will
be in concert at Overstreet
Bible Church at 7:00 p.m.
"Naomi and the Segos"
have been in the music min-
istry full time for 45 years


fi) FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
"- 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship
10:00 a.m. Sixteenth Street
Fellowship Time
10:45 a.m. 0
Adult School
11:00 a.m. -
*Sunday School
*Young Children
"n .i c nKg 71 /Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.
Pastor Rev J. Rel Cameron S. Bd


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 Weewahitchka, 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
SWednesday Bible Study: 7:00 pm
"WE WANT TO MAKE A
DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE"



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


Worship-10:O0
Small Groups-6:00
Wednesday:
Nightl7:0O


227-1180
wuw.graceeagles.org


Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship... Port st oe
10:30 Sunday Morning Apalachicola H Panama City
7:00 Wednesday Evening < >
Pastors Andrew F
&
Cathy Rtherford Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates Family Lif Church
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net V wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)


and are members of the
Southern Gospel Music Hall
of Fame.
Everyone is invited to
attend. For more informa-
tion, call 647-5250.


13, clowning performer
Kenneth Jay, will be per-
forming at First Baptist
Church in Port St. Joe.
Kenneth will share his
message through mime,
humor, illusions, juggling.


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

M'iR. "A Reformed Voice
I .r in the Community"

SiA"ujc 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


+4 ST. JOHN'S

EPISCOPAL CHURCH

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


The friendly place to worship!

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


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music, poetry, and dramatic
readings.
The performance will
begin at 7:00 p.m.
Everyone is invited to
attend.


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.
ChilcdCare Provided for at 11:00
www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org 850-227-1845

S FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution andMonument 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 Worslip: 7:00 p.m.
All Times are EST


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Jarrod Wester
Director of Youth Ministries
Deborah Loyless
Director of Children Ministri es


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7 Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
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Sunday school
Morning Worship
Evening Service
Discipleship Training,
Wednesday Prayer


9:45 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Singing:
Worship:


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


Call 229-8310
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A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDATY 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.
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Peacebuilders for the week of Jan. 24-28
Front row (from left): Pre-K Josh Butts; kindergarten -
Ethan Sanders; and first grade Damari Cutler.
Back row (from left): second grade Damien Wallace;
third grade Anastaysa Paul; fourth grade Brittany
Parkerson; and fifth Grade Alyson Harvey.

PSJ Methodist Church Gives Thanks
The First United drive.
Methodist Church of Port St. You answered "the call"
Joe would' like to thank the andwe knowyu have been
folks who donated blood toand we ow have been,
the Northwest Blood Center and will be, blessed.
during the recent blood Thank.you, thank you!

"Sunday Dinner" at New Bethel


African Methodist
The ladies at New Bethel
A.M.E. Church will be serv-
ing "Sunday Dinner" on
February 6, from 11:30 a.m.
until 2:00 p.m.
The menu is baked ham;
fried chicken, collard greens,
field peas, potato salad, corn
bread, homemade cake and
tea. The donation for this


Episcopal Church
dinner is $6.00.
Everyone is invited to
dine in or carry out.
To place orders, please
call 229-6179 or contact one
of the ladies at the church.
New Bethel A.M.E.
Church is located at the cor-
ner of Avenue C and
Highway 98.


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.
Trainingwill; 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 852.00
fee.


All applicants must be
fingerprinted, take a bus dri-
ver physical, and be drug
tested before being approved
by the School Board as a dri-
ver.
Once certified to be a
bus driver for' the Gulf
County School Board, a
licensed driver must be eligi-
ble for any full time bus dri-
ver positions that comes
open.
Anyone who is interested
or need more information,
call Carolyn at the Gulf
County Adult School at 227-
1744.


Pies and Plays February 17
The musical theatre stu- also writing original skits,
dents of Port St. Joe High and they will be performed
School under the direction of after dessert.
Ann Comforter will be pre- For an evening of fun,
senting their first annual laughter, and dessert, make
Pies and Plays on Thursday plans to come to our first
evening, February 17th at dessert theatre, "Pies and
6:30 p.m. in the high school Plays". The advanced tickets
commons area. This is an are $5.00, which includes
all-original student generat- the performances, dessert
ed materials night. As a class and coffee/tea. Contact any
assignment, each theatre theatre student, Ann
student was to create an Comforter, or call the high
original character and write school office for reservations.
a monologue for the charac-. No tickets will be sold at the
terization. The students are door.

Gulf County Holds Bus

Driver Training Feb. 7


Quiet Day at St. James

Episcopal Church


The Daughters of the
King at St. James Episcopal
Church will sponsor a Quiet


New Life Christian Center's

Annual Valentine's Day Banquet


The New Life Christian
Center Church and Pastors
Johnny and Shirley Jenkins
invite couples to their
Annual. Valentine's Day
Banquet on Saturday,


February 12th, at the Gulf
County Senior Citizens
Building at 120 Library Drive
in Port St. Joe.
The banquet will begin at
6:30 p.m. and the cost is


$15. per person and tickets
may be purchased at the
door. The dress is formal or
semi-formal and photos will
be taken.


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


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Peacebuilders for the week of Jan. 31-Feb. 4
Front Row (from left): Pre-K Garreth Hamm;
Kindergarten -Jay Spires; 1st grade Amanda Brock
Back Row (from left): 2nd Grade -Morgan Butts; 3rd
Grade -Christa Fox; 4th Grade Jada Quaranta; 5th Grade -
Katie Lacour.


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The Garden Project lun-
cheon was a great success.
The students with help from
Roy Carter' of the County
Extension Service planted,
watered, maintained and
harvested a container garden
of broccoli, cauliflower, cab-
bage, collards, and turnip
greens. Lucille Jones from
the'extension service pre-
pared a delicious meal using
the harvested produce and
added chicken and corn-
bread to complete the dinner.
Mildred Melvin, also from the
extension division, helped in
the preparation and serving,
and the parents of students
furnished the cups, drinks,
plates and desserts. All of us
who enjoyed this great
southern meal thank the
Lord, the students and the
extension service for supply-
ing it, and we are looking for-
ward to another feast from
the strawberries, onions, and
potatoes still growing in the


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News Column
aith Christian School

garden.
Jeanne Cocchi's art stu-
dents have just finished a
course in watercolor paint-
ing, and each student's work
depicting God's handiwork in
trees, flowers, and sunsets is
on display in Godfrey Hall.
They are now beginning a
new graphic art project -
preparing posters for their
choices of various school
activities.
The fourth grade stu-
dents, taught by Trilby Cox,
are working on a language
arts and reading project
which will end up as a per-
sonal narrative. The stu-
dents begin with 'think
maps'. They use these visual
and graphic forms to fill in
various events and people in
their lives. Then they add
thdAghts and memories to
complete an organized pat-
tern for the final stage a
written autobiography. The
students are excited about


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the project and are enjoying
this new and creative way to
look into and chronicle their
lives.
Beginning this week
McDonald's cheeseburgers,
instead of nachos will be
available for lunch on
Thursday. Three week
progress reports went out
last week be sure to sign
and return them. Monday,
February 14 will be the day
for Valentine celebrations in
the lower grades, and
Monday, February 21, is
President's Day, a school
holiday. The annual spaghet-
ti dinner and auction will be
held at the Centennial
Building on March 19
instead of March 12, as orig-
inally planned. Please mark
it on your calendar.
Today's verse comes
from the Living Bible. "For
everything comes from God
alone. Everything lives by
His power, and everything is
for His glory." Romans
11:36.


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Gator Tales
by Jade Gaskin
The students and faculty
at Wewahitchka High are get-
ting back into the swing of
things after the New Year.
With only four months left
until the summer, things
tend to get a bit chaotic.
Congratulations to the
18 seniors who were selected
as Senior Hall of Fame
Nominees. The teachers
chose the nominees and the
student body will vote on Mr.


and Mrs. WHS. From the 18,
eight will be chosen as mem-
bers of the Senior Hall of
Fame.
The Student Govern-
ment Association's First
Annual Calendar Contest
has been scheduled for
February 11th, during fifth
and sixth period. All those
interested in participating
must turn in all forms to
Sheiletta Fisher by this
Friday. The contest is in des-
perate need of male partici-
pants. The grade that has
the most. participates will
have their class picture on
the cover of the calendar.
WHS will notify everyone on
the results in future articles.
The Varsity Boys' and
Girls' basketball season is
coming to a close. The boys
(4-16) will play three games
this week: Tuesday, Panama
City Christian (H); Thursday,
Liberty County (A); and
Friday, Altha (A). District will
begin in Cottondale next
week for the girls. Good luck
to both the girls and boys.
WHS would like to wel-


Lifeguard Training Class at Gulf


Coast Community College


The Wellness & Athletics
Division of Gulf Coast
Community College will offer
a series of lifeguard training
classes to be held February
10-21, March 10-21 and
April 7-18.
Students must be 15
years old on or before the
last day of the class they
enroll in. The prerequisite
swim ability is to be able to
swim 500 yards and show
stroke proficiency in
freestyle, breaststroke and
sidestroke. It is also neces-
sary to be able to recover a
10 pound brick from the
deep end of the pool and to
tread water for two minutes.
Classes will meet from
6:00 to 10:00 p.m. in the
Natatorium (NA 303).
Prospective students are
requested to register in the
Admissions and Records
office. The class is limited to
25 students.
The cost for the course is


NOTICE TO RECEIVE NAI nf BIDS
CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA
The City of Wewahitchka has declared the following items as surplus and will accept sealed bids for the purchase of
these items. A more detailed listing including minimum bids required is available at City Hall at 109 South 2 Street,
Wewahitchka, FL, telephone 850-639-2605.

1987 Massey Ferguson Tractor
Ford Brush Bandit chipper (4 cylinder)
1988 Dodge Van
1999 Ford Van (minimum bid $7,500.00)
Miscellaneous office equipment and computers
Miscellaneous mowing equipment

Bids must be marked "SEALED BIDS" and must be received by the City Clerk prior to 12 noon (CT) Monday February
14, 2005. Items may be inspected at the City sewer plant or City Hall (office equipment) during regular workdays
between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM (CT). Bids will be opened during the regular City Commission meeting on Monday
February 14, 2005, at 6:00 PM (CT).

Jerri Linton
City Clerk Publish February 3 & 10 2005



NOTICE OF EXPLANATION

TO PUBLIC OF FLOOD PLAINS AND

WETLANDS


DATE: February 3, 2005

RECIPIENT: City of Wewahitchka

ADDRESS: P.O. Box 966
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465

CONTACT Jerri Linton, City Clerk

The City of Wewahitchka intends to make Neighborhood Revitalization improvements in the City. These
include: (1) Upgrading the City's potable water well and plant, (2) Extension of water lines for both
potable water and fire protection by installing water mains and fire hydrants, (3) Hook up of low and
moderate income households into the central water system, (4) as unmet needs, the replacement.of exist-
ing undersized water lines by installing water mains and fire hydrants. Portions of the project are locat-
ed in the 100 year flood plain. The proposed improvements cannot be undertaken in any other loca-
tion. There is,'therefore, no practicable alternative to the proposed project.

The proposed improvements conform to all applicable State Flood Plain protection standards where fea-
sible and are part of the community's long range flood plain management plan. The proposed action
will not affect natural or beneficial flood plain values as it represents an improvement to the City.

Failure to provide these improvements would result in the continued deterioration of the infrastructure
within the community. It is the City's judgment that the continued viability of the community outweighs
consideration of Executive Orders 11988 and 11990.

Additional agencies involved in this project include the State of Florida Department of Community Affairs
and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Comments on the proposed project will be accepted until February 19, 2005. Please send your com-
ments to the address below.

Mr. Ray Dickens, Mayor
City of Wewahitchka
P. O. Box 966
Wewahitchka, FL 32465

A more detailed description of the project and the FIA flood maps are available for citizen review at the
City Hall. Publish February 2005
Publish February 3, 2005


$95. Enrollment does not
include books obtained from
the American Red Cross at
430 East 15th Street,
Panama City, Florida. The
cost, however, does include
Red Cross certification card,


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completion of the course.
For additional informa-
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come coach Bubba Johnson
as the new Varsity Baseball
coach. The boys began prac-
tice last week and their first
game is less than a month
away. As for softball, Coach
Charles Fortner and Coach
Coy Adkins hope for another
successful season from the
Lady Gators. Coached by Jay
Bidwell, Mary Holley, and
Luke Taunton this year's
track team is expected to be
victorious with its nearly 50
participants.
Florida Writes will be
February 8th through the
9th for all tenth grade stu-
dents. The Football Banquet
will be held on February
10th at 6:30 p.m. in the
Wewahitchka High School
Commons. Nathan Grimes
and Jade Gaskin were cho-
sen as the News Channel 7
and Buffalo Rock Student's
of the Week for Wewahitchka
High School.
Also, we still have a few
more months of cold weather
and the seniors are selling
afghans for $45. If anyone
would like to purchase one,
please contact a senior. A
sample afghan is being dis-
played in the front office if
you would like to come by
and see it. All proceeds will
assist seniors in paying for
their senior trip.
Wewa High would like to
thank the community for the
tremendous support you
have given us through this
year. Without community
involvement, the school
would not be what it is today.


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Apalachicola travel west on Hwy. 98 for directions: from the Anchor office in tart out going southeast on Hwy. 98
0.5 of a mile. Turn left on 15th St. House Apalachicola travel south on Hwy. 98, toward Bay Vista Drive for 6.8 miles.
on the right on corer of 15th & Ave. D. turn right on Fifth Street. Home is on Trn left. Turn right onto Monument
Well maintained spacious bungalow with the corer of Fifth Street and Avenue D. Ave. Home is on the right side.
newer eat-in kitchen addition, new porch Rare historic architecture in home built in Spacious bay view four bedroom, two bath
flooring, HVAC and roof 1 year old, 1846. Beautiful wood floors, 10 foot ceil- home on one half of an acre in Port St. Joe.
rewired, replumbed. 10-foot high ceilings ings, seven fireplaces. MLS#101501. MLS#101912.
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by Jake Howse
The smell of freshly oiled
gloves permeates the cool,
crisp February air, the tinkk"
of the bat sounds across
town and on to your front
porch. Yep, it's that time
again. It's time for our base-
ball and softball players to,
dust off their cleats, tighten
their batting gloves, and
head back to the diamond for
another exciting season of
America's favorite past-time.
It won't be long until Coach'
Mac is sneaking out of the
office early to help both
teams with the fundamentals
of the game including: the
athletic position, base run-
ning, and. how to EXPLODE
(!) out of the batter's box, he
might- even hit a round of
infield '%ith the fungo. (Stay
on your toes Kenny Mac.)
Ecstatic senior third base-
man, Aaron Little added his
thoughts about the upcom-
ing season, "I live and die for
this sport, this is my last


year, and I'm thrilled to be
back into the baseball
groove."
The softball team has
experienced a change in
leadership. Coach Belin is
handing over the head
coaching duties to Martin
Adkison so that he can catch
his daughter's final games as
a senior softball player at
Troy University. Go Trojans
and good luck to Coach
Adkison on the upcoming
season.
As our softball and base-
ball programs wind-up, our
second year soccer programs
are coming to a close. The
Lady Sharks ended their sea-
son and playoff hopes last
Tuesday night with a 1-0 loss
to Sneads but not without a
fight; The girl plowed
through two 5:00 minute
overtime quarters and the
score still remained a "0" all.
Then, both teams proceeded
to sudden death penalty
kicks. Freshman Carson


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Howse and, Junior,
Elizabeth Gibson put their
kicks in the back of the net.
The Lady Sharks missed
their third try while Sneads
snuck their kick by
Sophomore Goalie Sam
Denton. Wow, what a way to
end a season!
Congratulations on your sea-
son, girls! Stick together and
practice hard for next sea-
son.


Jake Howse


The boy's soccer team
finished up their regular sea-
son last Thursday night with
a loss to South Walton, in
what was a very physical
contest. The boys will travel
to Tallahassee for their dis-
trict tournament Tuesday.
The date, time, and oppo-
nent, are still-undecided, but
make sure you make it out to
the game to support your
Sharks.
Last Thursday night the
football team had ,. their.
annual banquet honoring
the -hard work and dedica-
tion of its players throughout
the season. Many well
deserved awards were hand-
ed out! The offensive MVP
awards were handed out to
Ashley Davis and Ash Parker.
Sidney Harris and Jake
Owens came away with the


As you make plans for your
future aspirations, remem-
ber that you have one shot at
your life on earth, so dream
big, and don't ever, ever give
up! In the words of our


faded, dilapidated elemen-
tary school lunchroom ban-
ner, "Shoot for the moon,
even if you miss you'll land
among the stars." I love you
all. God Bless!


defensive MVP awards. The
outstanding special teams
award was given to Junior
kicker Mike Sparks. The
Sharks most improved player
was Quentin Jenkins, while
Bennie Tiller and Sam
Amerson were handed the
Pride of the Sharks award.
This year's Captains .were
Josh Dailey, Sam Amerson,
Kenny Macfarland, and
Bennie Tiller. Congratula-
tions on your accomplish-
ments, men. Go Sharks!
On to basketball, senior
night activities for the Tiger
Sharks will be held February
8th as they take on Bay High
School. The Lady Sharks will
play their last home game
this Thursday night at 6:30
p.m. against Rutherford.
Everyone come out to sup-
port our Lady Sharks.
In other news, -The
Keyettes are being reinided'
by their sponsor, Angel
Barbee, to stop by the nurs-
ing home to visit their adopt-
ed seniors. What a great ser-
vice you provide for your
community, girls. Keep up
the good work.
In other Kiwanis news.
the Port St. Joe High School
Key Club has been organiz-
ing a mass fundraising effort
in all fourth period classes
for, the victims of the recent
Tsunami in Southeast Asia.
At last count the ,total
exceeded $800, but it will'
continue to grow as Key Club
members bring in their per-,
sonal donations of $25..Key.
Clubbers, you- always make:
your community proud ,
Seniors, it has been :a
pleasure to serve' as your..,
Class President. As our time
together winds down,
Remember to take all the pic-
tures and gather as- many
memories as possible. We
have an awesome class so
let's stick together and cele-
brate the good times +while-
they last. In the words of
Aaron, "eat, drink, and, be
merry, for tomorrow we; die!."


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PUBLIC NOTICE


A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and
Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on Tuesday,,
February 15, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. EST, and at the Board
of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday,
February 22, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Both public hear-
ings will be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert
M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin
Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hearings will be
to discuss and act on the following:

1. Approve Minutes January 18, 2005
.2. Preliminary Plat Approval Overstreet
Partners, LLC Parcel ID #03495-000R -
9.52 acres in Section 6, Township 6 South,
Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a pro-
posed 37 unit development subject to all
Development regula-tion required by Gulf
County.
3. Variance Road setback Ronald K. Gilmer
Parcel ID #06269-023R Lot 23 in Section
18, ownship'9 South, Range 11 WestGulf
County, Florida relocate storm damaged
structure land ward.
.4. Large Scale Land Use Change Cumbie and
Sunset Pointe Development, LLC Parcel ID
#02973-01 OR Changing 43.337 acres of
Agricultural to Residential Low Density
5. WindMark Beach DO/PDP
6. Comprehensive Plari/EAR Update
7. Revisions to LDR and Subdivision Ordinance
S8. Staff :-

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


Publish February 3 & 10, 2005


CONCURRENT NOTICE

NOTICE TO PUBLIC OF NO SIGNIFICANT EFFECT ON THE ENVIRONMENT
AND NOTICE TO PUBLIC FOR REMOVAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

SDATE: February 3, 2005

RECIPIENT: City of Wewahitchka
ADDRESS: .. P. O, Box 966 ,, TELEPHONE NUMBER: (850) 638-1781
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
To all Interested Agencies, Groups and Persons:
On or about February 26, 2005, the above named City of Wewahitchka will request that the Florida Department of Community Affairs, designated by the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development, remove the environmental conditions and release Federal funds under Title 1 of the Housing and Community
Development Act of 1974 (PL 93-383) for the following projects:
Service Area #1 City Water System Service Area
04a-Water Tank Well/Treatment Plant Upgrade the City's potable water well. nd plant. '. .
.Service Area #2 Old Transfer Road Service Area
004a-Water Lines New Potable- Extension of water lines for both potable water and fire protection by installing 3,460 linear feet of six inch (6") water main and
thirteen (13) fire hydrants within the service area.
09a-Water Hook ups (17) Connecting 17 low and moderate income households into the central water system within the service area.
Service Area #3 Albany Thomas Road Service Area
004a-Water Lines New Potable Extension of water lines for both potable water an4,fire protection by installing 2,436 linear, feet of six inch (6") water main and
four (4) fire hydrants within the service area.
09a-Water Hook ups (4) Hook up 4 low and moderate income households into the central water system within the.service area.
Service Area #4 Suber Lane-Mitchell Road Service Area. .
004a-Water Lines New Potable Extension of water lines for both potable aftere r and fire protection by installing 4,150 linear feet of six inch (6") water main and.
nine (9) fire hydrants within the service area. ,
09a-Water Hook ups (14) -Hook up 14 low and moderate income households into the central water system within the service area.
Service Area #5 Whaley Road Service Area.
004a-Water Lines New Potable Extension of water lines for both potable water and fire protection by installing 2,400 linear feet of six inch (6") water main and
four (4) fire hydrants within the service area.
09a-Water Hook ups (1) Hook up 1 low and moderate income household into the central water system within the service area.
Service Area #6 Red Bull Island Service Area
004a-Water Lines New Potable Extension of water lines for both potable water and fire protection by installing 6,900 linear feet of six inch (6") water main and
twelve (12) fire hydrants within the service area.
09a-Water Hook ups (16) Hook up 16 low and moderate income households within the service area to the central,water system.
Unmet Needs:
,Service Area #7 Red Bull Service Area
004a-Water Line Replacement Replacement of existing undersized water lines in the service area by installing 4,450 linear feet of six inch (6") water main and
8 new fire hydrants within the service area..
Service Area #8 Reid Street Service Area
004a-Water Line Replacement Replacement of existing undersized water lines in the service area by installing 1,500 linear feet of six inch (6") water main and
4 new fire hydrants.
It has been determined that such request for removal of environmental conditions will iot constitute an action significantly affecting the quality of the human envi-
ronment; accordingly, the above-named recipient has decided not to prepare an Enmironmenial Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of
1969 (PL 91-190).
The reasons for the decision not to prepare such Statement are as follows:,.
1. Project is not harmful to the Environment. .. ''*
2. Project calls for no involuntary relocation.
3. ,Project calls for no forced.acquisition of land. ,
An Environmental Review Record respecting the above project has ieen* made by'the above-named recipient which documents the environmental review of the
project and more fully sets forth the reasons why such Statement is not required;. The Environmental Review Record is on file at the City Hall and is available for
public examination and copying upon request by calling (850) 639-2605, Jerri Linton, City Clerk, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. Monday
through Friday.'
No further environmental review of such project is proposed to be conducted prior to the request for removal of environmental conditions.
All interested agencies, groups and persons disagreeing with this decision are invited to submit written comments for consideration by the recipient to Mr. Ray
Dickens, Mayor, P Q. Box 966, Wewahitchka, Florida 32465. Such written comments must be received at the address specified on or before February 19, 2005.
All such comments so received will be considered and the recipient will not request the removal of environmental conditions or take any administrative action on
the above-named project until the date specified in the preceding sentence.
The recipient will undertake the project described above with Block,Grant Funds.fromi the U S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under Title
1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 through the State of Florida. The recipient is cerlitfng to DCA that its ervironinental certifying officer
identified above, in.the official capacity as Mayor consents to accept the jurisdictional responsibilities in relation to environmental reviews, decision making and
action; and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The legal effect of the certification is that upon its approval the recipient may use the Block Grant funds
and HUD will have satisfied its responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. DCA will accept an objection to its approval only if it is one
(1) of the following basis: a) that the certification was not in fact executed by the certifying officer or other officer of applicant approved by DCA; or b) that appli-
cant's environmental review record for the project indicates omission of a required decision finding or step applicable to the project in the environmental review
process. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedure (24 CFR part 58) and may be addressed to Florida Department
of Community Affairs, Bureau of Community Assistance, 2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-2100.

Objections to the removal of environmental conditions on basis other than stated above will not be considered by DCA. No objection received after March 14,
2005, will be considered by DCA.
Publish February 3, 2005


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10R THF STAR PORT ST IOF. FL THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 3. 2005


AUCTIONS
AUCTION!
Every Friday Night at 7
pm Eastern. Great
Auctions Weekly. Often
Including Estates. &
containers from over-
seas. Selling it all
FAST! Col. Wade Clark,
Auctioneer Wade Clark
Auctions 314 Reid
Avenue, Port St Joe
850-229-9282,
AB1239, AU1737 10%
Buyer's Premium
Mexico Beach Estate
Auction Sat: Feb. 12,
2005 Preview 8:30 10
am CST. Auction 10
am till last bid. No
minimum. No reserve.
Dick Adams AU3226
AB2366 Jim Girdler
AU1923 Quilts, china,
silver, tools, Vict. furn.,
books, tables, artwork,
stamps, records, post-
cards, blnkt. chest
dated 1834, roll top
desk, Ltd. Ed. plates,
brass microscope,
Featherweight sewing
machine, shrunk, cost.
jewelry. Outstanding
auction. Address in ad
2/10/05. 10% BP.
785-2577. Email for
flyer. estatesales@
knology.net Specialists
of the South, Inc.
ltp2/3

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


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


Price reduction,
Health food store, Port
St. Joe, owner has
reduced price to
$55,000 for quick sale.
Bring all offers. Ben
Claytoin, CCIM,
Coldwell Banker,
Forgotten Coast
Realty. 648-.1010 or
cell 1-850-251-5660.
2tp2/3

FOR RENT
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.
S985/mo. plus sec.
dep. 648-5854.,
2tpl/27

For lease, Mexico
Beach, 2 BR studio
apt. wooded lot, porch,
'1/2 block beach;
$450/mo. plus utili-
ties. Lease application
req. 648-5190, leave
mess. 2t2/3

3 BR/2 BA house for
rent. Just "over -one
block from:beach. Five
years new, refrigerator,
dishwasher, washer/,
dryer hookup. 224
DeSoto Ave., St. Joe
Beach. $950/mo. +
u ilities (long termr
rV ital). Avail, immedi-
..ily. Call JD at (678)
358-523,9. 3tp2/3

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


FOR RENT
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
Boaters delight, 3/1 sf
on the canal'@ Mexico
Beach 107 N 38th St.
Boat dock and lift in
back yard. $1300. Call
Michele 527-8863.2p,/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.4tel/3

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. tsc5/
Long term rentals
available 3 4 bedroom
homes, ranging from
$750 $1200 a month.
Call' Parker Realty @
648-5777. tfc12/16

Leasing Opportunity
Retail space for lease
in West End Harbor in
Mex."Bch. Avail. spring
'06., Multiple spaces
avail. 9(00 1800 sq. ft.
Call Chrystina 850-
648-8900 for details.
'tfcl/13


MINI STORAGE
f0k: 18 Red Ave, Stet, Port St, Joe, F
229-6200 Office
814-7400 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours


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


FOR RENT
UNFURNISHED
Large 2 BR. house,
stove & refrig. cen.
h&a. screen porch.
carport & laundry rm.
Large 2 BR apt. stove
& refrig., washer/dryer
hook-up.
New extra 1g. 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

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

For sale matching sofa
& loveseat, sofa sleep-
er, all good cond. Free
chairs. 850-229-8421.
3tp2/3

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

Reeves ;
Furniture & Refinishing *;t .
234 Reid Ave,.'229-6374
Tempur-pedic Beds ig
Oreck Vacuums

...

Ready to
:;.,s 2 Finish
: Furniture





GARAGE SALES
Yard sale Fri. ,& Sat.
4th & 5th. Years of
accumulation.
Furniture & misc., if
you need it, I probably
have it. 411 Ling St.
HV, 9 ? Please, no
early birds. 1tp2/3

Moving ,sale, Multi-
family Feb. 5 & 6, 7 am
until ? 212 Volunteer
Ave. White City.'ltp2/3

Garage Sale: 1201
Monument Ave., Sat.
Feb. 5. Items from
every room in the
house including the
shop! 8.- 1. ltp2/3

Moving sale Sat. 8 2,
615 Marvin Ave.
Household items,
misc., ltp2/3
Yard sale Feb. 4 & 5, 8
12, S. 36th St.,
Mexico Beach. New
stuff, toys, dishes, new
novelty items. ltp2/3

HELP WANTED
Gulf Coast
Community College
Evening Office
As s i s t a n t,
Gulf/Franklin Center,
PT Assists evening
administrative staff
with the operations of
the Gulf/Franklin
Center in Port St. Joe.
Hours are 4- 10 pm, M
- TH, and not to exceed
20 hr./wk. Requires a
HS diploma or GED,
GCCC student pre-
ferred. $6.07/hr.
Position open until
filled. Additional info:
http://dept.gulfcoast.e
du/jobs. GCCC is an
EA/EO/M/F/Vet
employer. ltc2/3

Golf cart attendants
needed. Must be 16
years old. Apply in per-
son at St. Joseph Bay
Country Club, tfc2/3


HELP WANTED
Now hiring front desk
clerk w/ Windows exp.
(FT & PT), bartenders
(FT), housekeeping
(FT). Must be available
to work weekends for
consideration. Must
have positive attitude.
Apply in person at El
Governor Motel in
Mexico Beach FL. No
phone calls please. 302/3

Carpenter helpers &
laborers needed for 2
projects in Mexico
Beach. Please call our
office at 265-5161 or
stop by the jobsite for
Westend Harbour @
4000 E. Hwy. 98,
Mexico Beach and see
Richard Money or
David Haywood with
Richard Money
SConstruction. 2tp2/3

Position Opening
Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative will be
accepting applications
for the position of
Supervisor of Account-
ing through Tuesday,
Feb. 8 at the Workforce
Center of Florida,
Mariner Plaza, 625
Hwy. 231, Panama
City, FL. The opening
is in our Wewahitchka
office. Minimum job
specifications for the
Supervisor of Account-
ing position are as fol-
lows: Require college
graduate with major in
Accounting. Require
minimum of 5 years
exp. in an accounting
position with full
accounting knowledge
and skills. Require
demonstrated exper-
tise in accounting,
including ability to
learn and incorporate
U.S.D.A., Rural Utility
Service system of
accounts and guide-
lines. Prefer' previous
experience in electrical
utility. Prefer previous
exp. as supervisor. 112/3


Established 1938 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67 years


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

Receptionist, front
desk help needed for
fast paced medical
office. Med. exp.i pre-
ferred but will train the
right person. Bring
resume to 301 20th St.
'Interested inquiries
only 227-7070.
2tcl/27

Coastal Fitness &
Rehabilitation is cur-
rently seeking a full
time position for: phys-
ical therapist. Also:
part time to full time
occupational therapist.
Outpatient clinic in the
Gulf County area! Call
Laney at 850-258-
5688 or fax resume to
850-526-1803. 2tc2/3

Beach Pizza Now hir-
ing all positions. 2902
Hwy. 98, Mexico
Beach, FL 850-648-
4600. 4tp2/3

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 b6 mailed 'to:
SPR Committee, 402
Reid Avenue, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456. No
phone calls please.
2tcl/27


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

Applications are .
currently being
taken by various
Panhandle
Correctional
Institutions

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

Evening: Starts February 7 -
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



Gulf Coast
Comm-untyColeg

GCCC IS AN EA/EO INSTITUTION


HELP WANTED
The City of
Wewahitchka will be
accepting applications
for City Clerk. Job
description and appli-
cation forms available
at City Hall, 109 South
2 Street, Wewahitchka,
FL. Applications will be
accepted through Feb.
28, 2005, by the City
Manager until 3 pm
CT. 3tc2/3

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. 2tcl/27


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


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

"'W^&iM^- ea eUimeeeeac 'a s aLeauuMtq
tand oua Meaidut a We are now hiring
-Class A CDL Drivers
-Equipment Operators
-Construction Crew Laborers


www.trawickconstruction.com

1555 South Boulevard / Chipley, FL
850.638.0429 ,,tfc



/ Extraordinary


People Needed
Looking for career-minded extraordinary
people with great people skills.
Position(s) available in
Franklin, Bay and Gulf Counties.

Job Summary(s):
Reservationist (Cape San Bias &
Apalachicola) Full & Part-Time Provide
travel information and arranges accommoda-
tions for tourists using Rental software.
Computer skills required.
SInspector (Cape San Bias) Inspects rental
homes including bathrooms, living area,
kitchen and foyers. Keen eye for cleanliness
required. Housekeeping experience.
SExperienced Cleaners (Cape San Bias) -
Partners preferred.
Experienced Realtors Great opportuni-
ties and competitive packages.
Novice Realtors Training and mentoring
provided.
With Anchor, you will be on the road to
an exciting career challenge with
Wonderful opportunities.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.





Judy Salma, .
Human Resources Manager
850-653-3624
850-653-3222 (Fax)
judys@florida-beach.com


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Gulf County and Mexico Beach
Residential & Commercial


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Lic. & Ins. CPO 32-148993


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

Bryan Paul
Ph: 639-3942


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Residential Commercial
All Types of Flat Work:
Additions, Patios, Garage & House Slabs,
Side Walks, Driveways
Fully Licensed & Insured
Call Mike LaBree Today for a
FREE Estimate on all your Flatwork
Concrete Needs.
Mexico Beach:
715-681-0017 Business Cell
648-4958 Residence
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DRIESBACH CLEANERS.
180 AVENUE C
Pick-up and Delivery
850-227-1671


PLUS SMALL ENGINE
REPAIRS
NOW AVAILABLE
Climate Control

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


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On Site Rentals 6 Days
A Week

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


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Office: (850) 6 -5781
Cel'~l: (8506~24-621






Cell: (850) 624-6521
SStp2,'3


Free Estimates Established 1991

TLC Lawn Service

"Every yard needs a little TLC"


229-6435


Mowing
Trimming, Fertilizing


Sprinkler Systems
Installed & Repaired


D OC HOME RMIR
Drywall, Painting, Carpentry &

NIRAICLE CIImET CLENMIIIG
No Job Too Smalll Free Estimates!
CHAiuLES
Office (850) 647-1698
Cell (850) 227-4248





* Screen Rooms *Carports

* Aluminum Railing Florida Rooms

Pool Enclosures


227-3628
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Steve Brant's

ROOFING

LICENSED & INSURED

LIC. #RC0050321

Port St. Joe Call

229-6326

Locally
Owned


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Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
Termile Treatments Restaurant
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Household Pest Conlrolt Nme Treatment
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Properties
f FAMILY OWNED

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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


HELP WANTED
Field Technician FL
Fish & Wildlife Con-
servation Com-mis-
sion. Seasonal po-
sition, mowing road
shoulders & ditches at
Bloody Bluff, Apala-
chicola River WEA.
Located 17 miles north
of Eastpoint. Class A
CDL, experience with
boom mowers, 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 appli-
cation. Call 850-827-
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Experienced cook and
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123 Water Street,
Apalachicola. 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
his. 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

Grow With The
Times Newspaper
Advertising Sales
Team
The Advertising Sales
Department has a
great opportunity for
an aggressive sales
person.
A positive attitude
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skills will place you in
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We offer a strong
commission plan,
mileage reimburse-
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offers 401k, company
pension plan, success
sharing, paid holiday
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paid vacation.
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Port St. Joe, FL
32457
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MISCELLANEOUS
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Displays & clothes
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Call 229-6633 for
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Furniture: Fridge, like
new, new beige' Lazy
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swivel chair, 3 floor
lamps w/table
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call anytime. 3tpl/27

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Bantam roosters for
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MOBILE HOMES
Attention' Snowbirds:
Why rent when you
can own your. own
mobile home in a
friendly park walking
distance from the
beach. Fully furnished,
45 X 14,.2 BR/1 BA.
New refrig, central air,'
hot water heater.
Washer & storage shed
included. $11,900 obo.
850-648-9060. ltpl/27

PETS
AKC registered lab
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Blacks & yellows 229-
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Mexico Beach, 203
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boat parking. Road
access front & back.
French doors lead to
deck area with hot tub.
Short walk to beach
and restaurants.
$325,000. Joan
Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty,
800-239-4959. Local
call 850-527-2560.
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Port,St. Joe, 521 7th
St., 3 BR/1 BA with
parkifig space for 3
cars. Attention
Investors: could build
multifamily on this 70
X 170 lot with alley
frontage in the rear.
$249,000. Joan
Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty,'
800-239-4959. Local
call 850-527-2560.
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affordable Florida pan-
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includes older "as is"
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FOR SALE BY OWNER
1/2 acre lot in
Mexico Beach (103 x
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to build, underground
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Grand Isle subdivision.
From Highway 98, take
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subdivision. Just a
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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

Port St. Joe 283
Charle-~ 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
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$125,000 Joan 'Love-
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Mexico Beach Harmon
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2 lots for sale in PSJ,
close to bay, facing
small canal, no clear-
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build on. $229,000 for
both. Call Phil 227-
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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.
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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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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.
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FSBO Two 1/2 acre
lots cleared. Sunshine
Farm Road. $65,000
ea. Call 648-4110.
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St. Joe Beach Sea
SHaven 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
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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.
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call 850-527-256(
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Lots at Hov
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Mexico Beach '
Winds B bead
Gulfview, 3 BR/3
townhouse, ga
furnished, like
cond. $495,000.
Lovelace Mexico I
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be able to enjoy
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half lots, 2
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screened front I
with gas stove
entertaining.
block from 2
launches.
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new 1024 sq. ft.; on 2 lots.
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850- X 113 + or -, cleared,
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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. Joe.
Florida or by mail at 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 time. Bids
will be opened and read
February 15, 2005, at 6:00 pm
eastern standard time in the
Commission Chambers,
Second Floor, City Hall, 305
Cecil Costin Blvd. Port St. Joe.
Florida.
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis. City
Clerk
Publish Jan. 27, Feb. 3 & 10.
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.
Jeni Linton, City Clerk.
Publish: Jan. 27 and Feb. 3.
PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the
Board of City Commissioners
of the City of Port St. Joe,
Florida, is considering three
requests for variance as fol-
lows:
Owners request a 14-foot vari-
ance on the northern bound-
ary (facing Monica Drive) and a
10-foot variance on the eastern
boundary (facing Garrison
Avenue) to Lot 1 Block 4 Unit
1, Ward Ridge (known as 2904
Garrison Avenue) of the City of
Port St. Joe, Florida.
Owners request a request to
install fabric awning over four
feet of' city walkway (facing
Reid Avenue) at Lot 6 Block 15
(Inown as 306 Reid Avenue) of
the City of Port St.'Joe, Florida.
Owners request a 25-foot vari-
ance on the southern bound-
ary (facing Sixteenth Street) of
Lot 12 Block 79 Saint Joseph's
Addition (known as 1321
McClelland Avenue) of the City
of Port St. Joe, Florida.
Final consideration of said
requests will be given at the
Regular Meeting of the Board
of City Commissioners of Port
St. Joe, held' February 15,
,2005, at 6:00 p.m., EST in
Commission Chambers.
Second Story of Port St. Joe
City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin
Sr. Blvd.
All interested parties are invit-
ed to attend and to be heard.
Any person who decides to
appeal any decision made by
the board with respect to any
matter considered at said
meeting will need a record of
the proceedings, and'for such.
purpose may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based. Neither
the City of Port St. Joe nor the
Variance and Zoning
Committee. of the City of Port


St. Joe. Florida will provide a
verbatim record of this meet-
ing.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILI-
TIES ACT, persons needing
special accommodations to
participate in this proceedings
should contact in advance,
Carol Davis. City of Port St.
Joe, at City Hall, Telephone
No. (850) 229-8261 ext 222.
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis,
City Auditor/Clerk
Publish: Feb. 3 & 10, 2005.
PUBLIC NOTICE
AS REQUIRED BY THE
CONSULTANTS
COMPETITIVE
NEGOTIATIONS ACT,
CHAPTER 287.055 FLORIDA
STATUTES
BID NO: 0405-09
The Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County
is seeking a qualified consul-
tant to provide coastal engi-
neering services required for
the future implementation of a
beach restoration project locat-
ed along a portion of the St.
Joseph Peninsula gulf front
shoreline. Professional ser-
vices required will be phased.
depending' upon project feasi-
bility and available funding.
Phase I coastal engineering
services shall include a feasi-
bility study intended to update
background rates of erosion;
formulate project limits: evalu-
ate candidate sand sources;
discuss design issues; model
probabilistic storm damage;
compute project economics;
identify environmental consid-
erations, etc. The coastal engi-
neering firm selected shall like-
wise provide local liaison, pub-
lic education and FDEP beach
,management program grant
preparation. Experience with
the facilitation of MSBU's for
purposes of funding shore pro-
tection' projects is likewise
desirable.
All parties interested in provid-
ing these services should sub-
mit seven (7); copies of a
Statement of Qualifications to:
Gulf County Board'of County
Commissioners, c/o Gulf
County Clerk of Court, 1000
Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd.,
Room 148, Port St. Joe,
Florida, 32456. Deadline for
submittal is 5:00 p.m., E.T.,
Friday, February 18, 2005.
Submittals should be titled as:
"Bid #0405-09 Consultant for
Feasibility Study for Potential
Beach Restoration".
Specifications can be picked
up at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.,
Blvd.. Room 148. Submittals
will be opened on Monday,
February 21, 2005 at 10:00
a.m., E.T. at the same location.
Any questions should be
directed to Marshall Nelson,
(850) 229-9111.
The'Board reserves the right to
rejectany and all bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COM-
MISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
By: /s/ Nathan Peters, Jr.,
Chairman
Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris,
Clerk.
Publication Dates: Feb. 3 & 10.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE BIDS
BID #0405-08
The .Board of', County
Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida, will receive
sealed bids from any qualified
person, company or corpora-
tion interested in performing
the following services for Gulf
County:
Gulf County is soliciting bids
for the construction of emer-
gency berms located on the
coastal areas of St. Joseph
Peninsula, Gulf County,:
Florida. The bid shall have pro-
visions for all labor, materials,
equipment, machinery, tools,
apparatus, 'transportation,
beach access, permits, etc. to
perform construction of eleven
(11) beach quality emergency
sand berms meeting all techni-
cal' specifications and require-
ments established in the bid-
" ding documents. The awarded
vendor must agree to hold
prices 'firm throughout the
duration of the project.
Completion of the project must
be performed within the time
parameters established within


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the bidding documents.
Complete plans and specifica-
tions of the work to be per-
formed are available at Gulf
County Clerk of Court, 1000
Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd.; Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456. Plans
and specifications can be
picked up or viewed at the
Clerk's Office between the
hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
E.T., Monday-Friday (exclud-
ing holidays).
Please indicate on the envelope
that this is a sealed bid, the
bid number, and the project
name. Bids will be received
until 4:00 p.m., E.T., on
February 25, 2005 at the Gulf
County Clerk of Court's Office,
1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd.,
Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. and the bids will be
opened at this location on
Monday, February 28, 2005 at
10:00 a.m., E.T.
A contract will be awarded
when funding becomes avail-
able. 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
Publication Dates: Feb. 3 & 10,
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Downtown Redevelopment
Agency Board will hold their
Regular Monthly Meeting.
When: February 8, 2005
Time: 6:00 pm
Where: Port St. Joe Fire
Station
Subject: Sign Ordinance
Review
2005/2006 TIF Funding
Other General Business
All interested persons are
invited to attend these meet-
ings.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILI-
TIES ACT, persons needing
special accommodations to
participate in this proceedings
should contact Carol Davis,
Office of the City Clerk, City of
Port St. Joe, at City Hall,
Telephone No. (850) 229-8261
ext 222.
Publish: February 3, 2005.
FOR SALE
Sealed Bids Only
1999 Honda 4-Wheeler
TRX250. Unknown
hours/miles. Bids will be
received by the Mexico Beach
SDepartment of Public Safety
until 4:00 PM (CST) February
18, 2005; to be opened at 9:30
AM (CST) on Monday,
February 21, 2005. Bids will
be examined and the "best
offer" will be accepted. The
minimum bid is $400.00. You
may view this vehicle any day
8:00-4:00 pm (CST) at the
Police Department. This sale
"as Is" only. You may drop off
your bid, or mail it to MBDPS
PO Box 13425. Mexico Beach,
FL 32410. Please mark
SEALED BID on the outside of
your envelope.
Publish: Feb. 3 & 10, 2005.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that Simon G. Price the holder
of the following Tax Certificate,
has filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and
year of issuance, the descrip-
tion of the property, and the
names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
Certificate No.: 434
Application No.: 2005-1
Year of IssuanCe: 1998
R.E. No.: 05940-OOOR
Description of Property:
Lot 23, Block 1015, ofthe City
of Port St. Joe, Florida as per
Official Plat on file In the Office
of the Clerk of the Circuit
Court, Gulf County, Florida.
Name in which assessed:
Velma Borders Lamar. -
All of said property being in the
Gulf County, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the
property described in such cer-
tificate will be sold to the high-
est bidder in the front Lobby of
the Gulf County Courthouse at
11:00 A.M., E.D.T. Wednesday
the 2nd of March, 2005. Dated


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12B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2005


CLASSIFIED ADS


Established 1938 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67 years


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this 28th day of January. 2005.
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: Janis M. Tankersley
Deputy Clerk
Publish: February 3. 9, 16, 23.
State of Florida Department
of Environmental Protection


Notice of Application
The Department announces
receipt of an application for a
permit from Caribbean Village
to impact 6.31 acres of hard-
wood forested and prairie wet-
lands for the purpose of con-
structing 30 homes for the pro-
posed Caribbean Village
Subdivision. The proposed
project will be located in juris-


dictlonal wetlands, along the
corner of County Road 386 and
Phillips Drive. in Section 30
Township 6 South, Range 11
West. Latitude/Longitude 29'
55' 48" West. 85' 23' 14" North,
Gulf County.
This application is being
processed and is available for
public inspection during nor-
mal business hours, 8:00 a.m.


to 5:00 p.m., Monday through
Friday, except legal holidays, at
the Northwest District
Tallahassee Branch Office at
2815 Remington Green Circle,
Suite A. Tallahassee, Florida
32308-1513.
Publish: February 3. 2005.


WES Honor Roll


Wewahitchka
Elementary School released
the names of the following
students who have attained
honor roll status for the sec-
ond nine weeks.
First Grade, All A's:
Kody Bageant, Shayla
Buckalew, Jeremy Chase,
Zachary Cox, Thomas
Haddock, Tanner Harden,
Chance Harper, Hunter
Hysmith, Jenna Jensen,
Teddy Kennell, Charlie Laird,
Cameron Lister, Destiny
McLemore, Cody Mills,
Braydon Nunnery, Destiny
Parrish, Alex Paul, Carla
Peavy, Carlos Perez, Caleb
Rudd, Maleena Shirah, Jay
Smith, Kenneth Strickland,
Tara Walding, and Jordan
Williams.
All A's &Bs:
Christopher Algueseva,
Kayla Baker, Maggie
Comerford, Desiree Fletcher,
Trace Flowers, Jaclyn Foster,
Mason Green, Taylor Harris,
Megan Hawthorne, Shawn
Hurley, Tuff Jamerson,
Rheanna Linton, Cameron
Lister, Wyatt Nichols,
Jonathan Palmer, Mallory
Peak, Shelby Pitts, Ashleigh
Price, Lyndsey Rollison,
Peter Setterich, Kaleb Shiver,
Taylor Stalnaker, Aaliyahi
Viney, Morgan Watkins,
India Wodford, Chipper
Wood, Buddy Wood, and
Daniel Wymes.
Second Grade, All A's:
Justin Barrier, Jennifer
Bernal, Larson Bozeman,
Brenda Brown, Caleb Cain,
Hanah Chaudhry, Breanna
Clemmons, Skylar Destifino,
Chipper Gainnie, Colby Gay,
Caleb Greenwood, Brittany
Griffin, Brittany Hamm,


Khalil Jackson, Kelly
Johnson, Jarod Melvin,
Triston Nunery, Brian
Parker, Ashelyn Paul, Brett
Satterfield, McKenna Waters,
Jessie West, and Cheslee
Williamson.
All A's & B's:
Bryce Chancey, Brianna
Daulton, Jessica Duncan,
Robin Fletcher, Tad Gaskin,
Blake Gilmore, Tyler Gray,
Trevor Green, Jacob Griffin,
Samantha Hoover, Blake
Kemp, Megan Knowles,
Zakory Martin, Chance
Lewis, Dalton Lowery,
Haleigh McDaniel, Shelton
Meredith, Amanda Moore,
Shawn Moore, Faith Owens,
Rachard Ranie, Tia Roney,
Brea Ropelis, Kiana Rouse,
Kayla .Stanley, Kristin
Stephens, Ivy Suber, Homer
Womack.
Third Grade, All A's:
Hunter" Bailey, Jakob
Bidwell, Braden Buckalew,
Chelsea Cook, Seth Godwin,
Jonathan Griffin, Jamie
Hensley, Abriale Kemp, Joni
Linton, Elizabeth Miller,
Cheyenne Peterson, Janie
Pippin, Jenny Quick, Kirsten
Stalnaker, Brittany
Strickland, Chelsey Toney,
Brooke Weatherly, Cory
White, and Kara Zucci.
All A's & B's:
Tyler Adams, Caitlin
Burch, Karlee Carr, Alan
Danford, Johnna Florio,
Bake Harrelson, Jarvar Hill,
Alexis Jackson, J Isaac
Madrid, Mia Rogers, Sierra
Rollison, Brittianie Smith,
Kristopher Taylor, Megan
Whittington, and Anna
Wilcox.
Fourth Grade, All A's:
Stetson Causey, Cassidy


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Chancey, Justin Haddock,
Cole Harper, Rebecca
Holyfield, Earl Brian Knobel,
Micah Lister, Katelyn Litton,
Wyatt Nunery, Katie Parker,
Ellen Randig, Sean Rice,
Clay Sasser, Jessica Smith,
Emilee Strange, Wesley
Whitfield, Kayla Wood,
Shelby Wood, and Raheen
Wright.
All A's & B's:
Matthew Algueseva,
Alexa Allison, Shelby
Armstrong, Kayla Baker,
Josh Epps, Taylor Gainous,
Tara Gaskin, George Goetz,
Mikaleh Graham, Taylor Hill,
Jai Jencks, Damion Jones,
Gabrielle Jones, Nicole
Owens, Josh Parnell, Taylor
Pitts, Tiffany Ray, Jesse
Roberson, Jay Shiver, Halley
Slents, Kaylin Strickland,
Rachel Voris, Daneysia
Wymes, and Michael
Yarborough.
Fifth Grade, All A's:
Heath Bailey, Austin
Chumney, Gage Comnbs,
Justin Flowers, Kaitlyn
Gaskin, Bryce Gerber, Taylor
Husband, Katie Jones,
Hunter. McDaniel, Irjaria
Pippin, and Megan Setterich.
All A's & B's:
Theryl Brown, Austin
Guffey, Haylie Jayne, John
Linton, Taylor Mayhann,
Travis McGill, Jill Russell,
J.D. Strickland, Trent
McGill, Trey McGill, Matthew
Tanner, Cory Walding,
Stephen Whitfield, and Tylei
Whitten.
Sixth Grade, All A's:
Katie Armstrong,
Andrew Bidwell, Jay Bryan,
Justin Campbell, Aliya
Chaudhry, Hannah
Culbertson, Jamie Heath,
Amanda Helson, Randy
Hightower, Katelyn Loyd,
Hope Ludlam, Brandon
Mayhann, Jeannie Mitchell,
Colton Price, Chelse Strange,
and Jacob Taylor.
All A's & B's:
Jennifer Adkison, Alicia
Allison, Casi Baxley, Shanell
Chumney, Nicki Ferry, Kyle
Flanagan, Latoya Gainer,
Paul Hand, Michelle Holly,
Alisha Hooper, Jessica
Hysmith, Jessica Jamerson,
Seana Jenkins, Tanisha
Jones, Jabrela Lewis, Beau
McCorvey, Trent McLemore,
Arianna Paul, Whitney
Stansel, Randy Veasey,
Britney Weeks, Mandie
Whitfield, Zachary Whitfield,
April Wimberly, and Casey
Zucci.


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The "Duke" Needs a Home


Currently available for
adoption at the Humane
Society are Duke, beautiful
male, neutered, all shots,
heartworm free, (pictured);
Crow, small male dog, good
natured, shy; Max and
Meagan, walker mix pups
about four and half months
old; Velcro, looks like a
black collie; Socks, nice


male kitty, five months old;
Yuma, nice, male kitty, five
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 lov-
able grey, tabby, and calico;
and a large number of half
grown kittens. Please go see!
For more information,
contact the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society at 227-
1103 or visit the Humane
Society's web site at
www.sjbhumanesociety.org.


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