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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: February 10, 2005
Frequency: weekly
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General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
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Student Services Week Page 7A PSJ Soccer Team District Champs Page 12A School Board Makes Wewa Wireless Page 3A


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Third


Grade Class


Receives


Special Delivery from Iraq


by Despina Williams
Jo Clements' third grade class
got a very special surprise last week
when a package arrived from the
American Cultural Embassy in
Baghdad.
Within, a letter, from Bob Kerr,
a Cultural Affairs officer, offered
the Port St. Joe Elementary stu-
dents a warm thank you for the
Christmas cards they sent in
December, addressed to Kerr and
the children of Iraq.
Kerr shared the students' let-
ters with colleagues, placed some
on a wall near the embassy chapel,
and gave others to an Iraqi col-
league to share with a local
Christian church.
"Living in Baghdad, these ges-
tures mean a lot," Kerr wrote.
The gesture, according, to
Clements, was inspired by the work
of Laura Ropelis, a Port St. Joe res-
ident who spent much of 2004
helping with the reconstruction
efforts of Iraqi schools.
After reading Ropelis' story in
the Nov. 26 edition of The Star,
Clements asked herself, "What
could we do" to make a difference
in the lives of the Iraqi children.
Clements and her students
decided to send Christmas cards
which expressed their concern and
offered their best wishes.
They never expected to receive
a reply.
When the package arrived last..
Wednesday. Clements and the chil-


dren were ecstatic.
Kerr included in the package
some souvenirs from Iraq: a post-
card, a brochure on the city of
Babylon and a stack of bills from
the Saddam Hussein era, enough
for each child to take home a few.
"Alas, they are not worth
much," Kerr wrote of the dinars,
"but they are fun to have."
A digital photo, printed on a
piece of copy paper, was also
enclosed, depicting Kerr among a
group of young Iraqi school chil-
dren.
And though the letter was from
the gray-haired Kerr, it was the stu-
dents assembled in the photo who
spoke to the eight- and nine-year-
olds, the ones they would return to
again and again in their thoughts
and words.
Sawyer Raffield, 9, and Kelsey
Miles, 8, spoke of their excitement
in receiving gifts from the Iraqi chil-
dren. "We gave them our Christmas
spirit and they gave us their own
spirit from Iraq, and it was very
sweet," said Raffield.
But the students' excitement
was tempered with a desperate
concern for the well-being of those
Iraqi children, who in their school
clothes looked not so unlike them-
selves, except the one child who is
barefoot and Kerr, "the teacher,"
who wears a bullet proof vest.
"The teacher wore a bullet
proof vest because it's easy to get
killed in the community," Miles


Cultural Affairs officer Bob Kerr, shown here with Iraqi school children, wrote the third graders a letter in
response to their Christmas greetings.
explained somberly, before return- Pa F
ing again to the children in the
PSj Ranked First in Working
S(See Gift from iraq on Page 2A) ..... .......

AWaterfronts Project Initiative


Jo Clements and her Port St. Joe Elementary third grade class show off Iraqi money, brochures, and postcards
from the Cultural Embassy in Baghdad.


Florida Reprrmuntalir Oppose


(lean atrr cn "Rollback"


by Despina Williams
Port St. Joe may be one step
closer to becoming a Waterfronts
Florida designated community.
The city was recently ranked
first in the Working Waterfronts
specific initiative category for the
Coastal Partnerships Initiative
Grant.
Funded by the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA), the grant
provides funds for the develop-
ment, planning, and implementa-
tion of specific improvements in
managing coastal resources.
Utilizing a $5,000 visioning
grant provided by the Department
of Community Affairs, Port St. Joe
residents formed a Waterfront
Steering Committee to re-evaluate
Port St. Joe's waterfront, town
"center," and waterfront/downtown
areas.
The grant, written by Carol
Davis, the project's manager, envi-
sions a transition from a "tradition-
al working waterfront with a prima-
ry industrial use to a more modern
working waterfront."
In making this transition, the
city would seek to maintain the tra-
ditional character of the waterfront
and the community's cultural val-
ues, retain a portion of the water-
front for water-delendent uses,
improve waterfront public facilities,
attract eco-tourism, enhance pub-
lic access, and put "the 'port' back
into Port Saint Joe."
The grant award would fund


the planning and coordinating
activities involved in the city's
quest to become a Waterfronts
Florida designated community.
Launched in 1997 by the
Florida Coastal Management
Program, the Waterfronts Florida
Partnership provides designated
communities with the training,
technical assistance and financial
support to complete a two-year
waterfront revitalization plan.
Waterfront revitalization
addresses the four categories of
environmental resource protection,
public access, retention of viable
existing waterfront economies and
hazard mitigation.
Davis, who worked closely with
the Waterfronts designated com-
munities of Apalachicola and St.
Andrews in drafting the grant pro-
posal, called the Coastal
Partnerships Initiative Grant a nec-
essary "next step" in achieving the
Waterfronts designation.
"This is one of those things that
really works," said Davis. "All of the
Waterfronts communities have
walked this path."
Because Port St. Joe is the
highest rated project in its catego-
ry, scoring 422 out of 735 possible
points, it will be recommended for
funding by the grant's evaluation
committee, with funding subject to
availability.
Financial awards range from
$15,000 to $50,000, with the fund-
ing year beginning July 1 and end-
ing June 3.


Sheriff Asks Commissioners for


Help with $65,000 Short Fall


S."Copyrighted Material


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Available from Commercial News Providers"


By David Angler
Gulf County Sheriff Dalton
Upchurch said Tuesday night that
he hated being in front of county
commissioners especially when
it came to a budget shortfall that
might end up reducing his ability to
serve the public.
Upchurch, who was elected to
his first term in November, told
commissioners that his department
was originally on track to go over
budget by $240,000 this fiscal year.
He said he asked his employees to
cut costs and had deputies reduce
the amount of their driving by 25
percent.
"We've renegotiated every single


contract the Sheriffs Office has,
down to the toilet paper," Upchurch
said.
With that done, he said, he now
expected to go over budget by about
$65,000.
That number changed by the
end of the night when commission-
ers returned to him a FEMA check
for more than $33,000 that
Upchurch said would probably go
to pay for gasoline. The check was
a reimbursement from FEMA to the
county for money the commission
loaned the Sheriffs Office for over-
time pay during the hurricane sea-
son.
(See County on Page 9A)


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Editorials ............... Page 4A Obituary .............. Pages 68
Restaurants ........ Page 10 & 11A Church News ........ Page 6 & 7B
Sports Pages ........ Pages 12-13A School News .......... Page 7-11B
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photo who wear no such pro-
tection.
"I just don't want the lit-
tle kids to get hurt and get
shot," she said. "I want them
to live a long time."
Miles' wish was only one
in an endless stream of wish-
es, echoed by Raffield, and
voiced with the heartbreak-
ing compassion that exists in
its truest form in children.
Miles wanted for the
Iraqi children clothes, sup-
plies, food on the table every
night, bottles for baby sisters
and brothers, better schools,
paper, pencils, and for them
to "Just have caring inside of
them."
Raffield wanted the
same. He said the class was
already planning a second
care package and hoped to


make a welcome contribu-
tion to the relief effort.
"We're trying to figure
out exactly what they need,"
said Clements, who has con-
sidered sending the Iraqi
children school supplies,
Disney movies, and even a
monetary donation, "any-
thing to make their lives a lit-
tie more pleasant because of
the unrest they had."
In recent weeks, the
third graders have been
heartened by their teacher's
talk of democratic Iraqi elec-
tions and the nation's hopes
for peace.
"We hope the president
will be really nice for them,"
said Raffield, who has great
hopes that the Iraqi people
will not be made to bear such
tyranny in the future, that


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they will "not grow up and
treat others like slaves."
In his letter to the chil-
dren, Kerr closed by asking
them to "wish Iraq well as we
go forward with the election
process. And pray that 2005
will be a year of peace."
It is a request the chil-
dren of Clements' class have
taken to heart.
When Raffield expressed
his desire for peace in the
war-torn nation, he offered
up a collective prayer.
"I hope they don't get in
any fights. I hope they care
for each other. I hope they
have a good nation," he said
as Miles nodded silently in
agreement.
"And that is our wish."


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Third graders Kelsey Miles and Sawyer Raffield hold Iraqi coins and dinars from the Saddam




Gulf County Tax




Exemption Deadlines


Gulf County Property
Appraiser Kesley Colbert
reminds everyone again that
January and February are
the months to sign up for
any tax exemptions which
might be applicable. Colbert
said, "If you are a permanent
Florida resident and were
residing on your property
before January 1, 2005, you
have until March 1, 2005, to
apply for any of the exemp-
tions for which you might be
entitled."
These tax exemptions
include homestead, senior,
disability, widow, widower,
veteran's disability, agricul-


ture, churches, charitable
and non-profit. When filing
an application, Florida law
requires that you present
the warranty deed, Florida
driver's license (both spous-
es), Florida resident auto
registration (all autos), Gulf
County voter registration
and social security numbers.
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senior exemption must pre-
sent proof that they have
reached 65 years of age on
or before January 1, 2005.
They must qualify for the
homestead exemption and
their total household income
must meet statutory guide-


lines. Those applying for any
disability exemptions must
also meet the statutory
guidelines pertaining to the
exemption.
If anyone needs more
information or has any ques-
tions, stop by the Property
Appraiser's office in the
courthouse or call 229-
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that anyone who could not
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by Despina Williams
Gulf County's recent
education accolades resulted
in an unusually brief school
board meeting on Tuesday,
as Superintendent Tim
Wilder rushed to make an
appearance before the House
Committee on K-12 educa-
tion.
Accompanied by Port St.
Joe High School teacher Sue
Gannon, Wilder was making
the Tallahassee trip to dis-
cuss the county's high FCAT
scores and recent #1 ranking
in the state in graduation
rates.
The,meeting began on a
somber note, with board
member Charlotte Pierce
sharing a message from
Chairman Oscar Redd, who
was recently diagnosed with
large cell lung cancer. Redd
asked to express his appreci-
ation for the community's
support and prayers.
Addressing the matters
on the agenda, the board
voted to accept a bid from
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In the board workshop
prior to the meeting, Chuck
Worley, the county's technol-
ogy expert, offered a brief
history of the county's com-
munication problems, calling
the line .running from Wewa
to St. Joe "the weak link in
our infrastructure."
With an increased band-
width of 54 MB, the wireless
connection would, according
to Worley, be big enough to
serve as a cornerstone for
implementing distance
learning on both ends of the
county.
"I think it's a move we
need to make," said Worley,
and his proposal was greeted
with the support of the
board.
In his Superintendent's
Report, Wilder addressed the
roadblocks to implementing
a Volunteer Pre-K program in
the county.
Wilder noted that one
provision of the Volunteer
Pre-K program, a universal
Pre-K program free to four-
year-olds, states that grades
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requirements.
Although the county
meets district and state class
size reduction requirements,
Wilder estimated that the
county is about a student
over in grades K-2, an issue
that is preventing Gulf
County schools from offering
Volunteer Pre-K.
Wilder said he is in con-
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in similar predicaments and
hopes that the legislature
will reinterpret the K-2 class
size requirement of the pro-
gram.
"Right now it doesn't
look great, but we're hoping,"
said Wilder.
In other business, the
board singled out for special
recognition the Gulf County
maintenance workers and
two Wewahitchka high
school students.
Superintendent Tim
Wilder presented Don Rich,
the county's maintenance
supervisor, with a framed
award which recognized the
efforts of the Gulf County
schools' maintenance staffs
in the aftermath of
Hurricanes Charles,
Frances, Ivan and Jean.
The board also recog-
nized Zach Barnes and
Courtney Wood, of
Wewahitchka High School,
for their work with the Relay
for Life.
Barnes and Wood orga-
nized the first ever youth-led
relay in the state of Florida.
The American Cancer Society
presented the'students with
the "Pacesetter Award" for
registering seven teams by
Dec. 31.
Barnes announced that
the relay will be held on May
13th at the Wewahitchka
football field, with events for
groups, cancer survivors and
children. Barnes' goal is to
raise $20,000 for the area.
The meeting concluded
with several announcements
for upcoming school events.
Wilder welcomed the
Odyssey of the Mind compe-
tition to Port St. Joe on
February 26, which will fea-
ture 22 teams from all over;
noted Gulf County schools'
participation in Black
History Mdonth through pro-
grams, bulletin boards and5
other events; and reminded
the community that Teacher


Appreciation Night will be
held May 2 at 6:00 p.m. at
PSJ High School, where the
county's teachers of the year
will be recognized.
Board member Billy C.
Quinn, Jr. noted that this
week was Student Services


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thank you to the support
staffs of Gulf County schools
"for helping our schools be a
wonderful place to work and
be a part of."
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being district champions and
gave a show of support for
their absent colleague.
"Our prayers go up and
out for Mr. Redd," said
Quinn. "We miss you Oscar,
hurry up and come on back."


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PAGE FOUR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2005


The Mountain Clert-
Theountain by Kesley Colbert
fit


(reaffirmation)

This poem submitted by Chuck Phillips

Life has been good. I have wonderful children, a lovely home. good health.
Mvy past has accumulated up to my present ful- -.
fillment. "-- f-
I have learned from prior mistakes and am :, ,
better for it.
I am contented. But... (f n


1 have climbed that mountain. Sure,
few falls were made and a few scars
still remain, but the climb was
good. It was needed.
I am at the plateau of life and I
can see beautiful lakes and white
swans.
I am contented, But...

What is that shallow emptiness?
What is that area within that is
not complete?
I should be happy and fulfilled, but N
I am not. For some reason I want
more.
I am troubled.


The tall grasses bend with the wind and I N
stand tall against it.
But something beckons in the wind.
I strain to see past the lakes and the swans and
the tall grasses.
Something appears in the distance. I see
another mountain.
I am troubled.


What is it that tugs my heart? What is it that I really crave?
Why do I want more when everything I've ever wanted I already have?
Is it a desire for love? For friendship?
I need to think about this.

Why climb that mountain? After all, I've already climbed mountains.
The swans seem happy. I should be with them.
But there is something inviting about the wind. It smells sweet.
I need to think about this.

Answers of life can always be broken down into multiple solutions.
And life's solutions always involve acts of doing.
'.Motivation, no mattear:thu inis'cule, nim t prescribe action.: "I i'
Yes, I need to act. ,
Shall I climb'hat mountain alone?
mountain alone?
No, I have learned that reaching the pinnacle does not reward one's loneli-
ness.
No, I cannot climb alone.

Shall I climb with a lover and experience new passions?
No, I know that lovers may not hold on if the crevice is too wide.
No, I cannot climb with a lover.

Shall I climb with a friend, where together we can discuss times of past and
S present?
No, because life needs its own passions in order to be satisfying.
I cannot do that either.

Shall I climb with lover and friend?

I've done this before I remember this choice.
It was when I first looked up from the base of the mountain.
Even though I couldn't see the top, my decision was best then, too and she
became my wife.

Yes, I will climb that mountain. I will see what lies ahead. And, I will climb
with my wife, my lover, and my friend.


My recollections of
Valentine's Day began back
in the first grade. I got it
mixed up for a while with
George Washington and
Abraham Lincoln. We spent
most of February that year
cutting out hearts and
heads. Miss Carolyn spent
more on construction paper
and scissors than she did on
modeling clay!
We wrote little notes on
our cut-out hearts like "Be
Mine Forever", "Yours" and "I
Love You". It didn't matter to
us. It was just an assignment
and it was better than read-
ing about Dick and Jane or
subtracting double digit
numbers.
We couldn't figure out
why we needed so many of
them until Miss Carolyn
explained that we were to
exchange Valentine cards
with everyone in the class.
Now, I got to doing some seri-
ous studying on this thing at
an early age. How would it
look if I sent Bobby Brewer a
card saying "My Favorite
Valentine"? Or even worse, I
send LaRenda Bradfield one
stating, "You Are
Mine".....she might get the
wrong ideal And I could be
scarred for life
I devised a plan to send
mine anonymously by simply
slipping'em into the piles
that would be collecting on
everyone's ; desk;-;Missr' Gar-',
olyn saw through.it,immedi-
atelyl.She looked right'at me"
and announced that we had
to sign our name on each
card so the recipient would
know who it was from.
Me and the whole Valen-
tine concept didn't get off to
a rip roaring start.
In the second grade it
was more of the same.
Except Miss Dorothy Booth
expected us to draw our own
hearts! She just passed out
the now infamous red con-
struction paper and let you
go at it. My hearts looked like
elephant ears stuck together.
I was beginning to get a com-
plex here.... Until Buddy
Wiggleton showed me the
card he was "giving" to Bob
Edwards. It was even more
crooked than mine! And he
had drawn a dagger on it
with the inscription "Stick
This In Your Valentine". His
card to Pam Collins sported
a young girl with eyes


Edna St. Vincent



Millay Didn't Help!

crossed and hair going every Pam. LaRenda Ruth Ann
which away. He had lovingly \'ile\ and whoever the
and thoughtfully written teacher was at the moment.
"Cutie Pie Left Town'" under In the sixth grade Miss
it. Mary Ann Jackson celebrat-
Buddy, of course, didn't ed \'alentine's Day by read-
know about Hallmark Cards ing poems by Robert Burns,
at the time but I knew imme- Emily Dickinson and Edna
diately he was on to some- St. Vincent Millay to us. I'd
thing. Miss Dorothy had said rather a'been cutting out
be creative. We got to caring hearts!
enough to send our very By the ninth grade Miss
best We drew upside down Barbara Clark finally gave us
hearts with donkeys on the entire story on Romeo
them. We cut out tiny Abra- and Juliet. Whewl If that was
ham Lincoln and George love I had some serious
Washington heads and glued doubts about the whole
them to our Valentines. We thing! I mean people climb-
made little stick men out of ing up vines and drinking
clay and mashed them unto poison and stabbing each
our cards. We cut out giant other....
hearts with Indians fighting But I have to admit
Pilgrims on it. We invented LaRenda looked a whole lot
new phrases to celebrate the better than she ever had!
occasion like "Cupid Shot And you know, if Ruth Ann
Himself', "Valentine's Are For turned sideways and the
Sissies" and "He Weren't light hit her just right, well,
Nothing But A Moccasin she wasn't half bad! And
Snake". when Mary Hadley Hayden
For some reason which wasn't chewing Brown Mule
we never did understand and wore that blue dress she
Miss Dorothy was not exact- was prettier than Sandra
ly thrilled with our creativity. Dee.
She scolded us severely. She The manner and fre-
said we had made a "mock- quency of how we passed out
ery" out of the whole process. Valentine Cards wasn't the
She went into some tirade only thing changing as we
about Romeo and Juliet and worked our way from grade
some girl named Guinevere to grade
being. rescued by Sir We didn't "mass cele-
Lancelot and finding true brate" the second week of
love and how special "the February in high school. The
right person" was going to be teachers didn't mention it at
and one day we'd realize how all. But Yogi would want you
childish we were.... to tell Pam to ask Charlotte
We had never heard of Melton to talk to Nola Purcell
those people! We were only in and see if she was interested
the second grade! We were in him. And Charlotte would
just figuring out that George try to .get Larry Riddinger to
was the one with the curly talk to the girl he was dating,
hair on the: sides and Abe who was a friend of my little
had the beard underneath, brother.ito ask him if I would
And I was even more con- be willing to go out with her.
fused now about Valentine's Three dollar boxes of
Day than ever! candy took the place of free
We didn't get to be cre- construction paper and one
ative in the third grade. Miss cent cards. And I've seen
Belle Alexander "suggested" tempers flare, guys fight at
that we buy our cards down- lunch and cheerleaders not
town and we would pass speak to each other because
them out after lunch on the some boy said something to
14th. Buddy allowed that the wrong girl or Charlene
Miss Dorothy had "spilled Lajoie found a "wonderful
the Valentine beans" to the card" in her locker from John
entire faculty. They were Ingram, who was supposed
watching us nowl It wasn't to be going steady with
no big deal. You could get Maudie Mallard....
packages of fifty little cards I'll tell you what, I just
for a quarter down at the Ben. thought this Valentine thing
Franklin Store. And by now was complicated back in the
we didn't care what the cards first grade! It can be mind
said. We just signed'em, boggling I don't know how
"Best Wishes, A. Lincoln", we are supposed to figure it
"Be Mine Forever, G. W." or all out!
"Love from Sir Lancelot" and But we do. And isn't it
passed'em out..... wonderfully
SAbout the only people Hope You Have Yours,
taking this seriously was Kes


My Son-In-Law Likes Fried Chicken About As Much As I Do


MY NEIGHBOR, BILL
Rich, is keeping up the
neighborhood habit of
things happening to our
homes. First, my house had,
a small fire from a large pine
limb breaking off and falling
across the electrical service,
shorting it out and causing
an electrical surge, which
resulted in several -appli-
ances catching fire.
Then, our washing
machine gave up the ghost,
resulting in our having to
buy a new one.
More recently, Bill
Rich's water heater sprung
a leak, just last week.
Bill came over to the
house early one morning to
borrow a dust pan to clean
up the water, while he called
a plumber to make repairs.
Bill, who managed to go
fishing every evening while
he operated Rich's Super
Market, has slacked off on
his fishing since his recent
heart surgery. He doesn't go
quite as regularly as he
once did.
But, he asked me if I


ETAOIN SHRDLU

Written by Wesley Raimsey


wanted a mess of bass fil-
lets, when he came after the '
dust pan. I didn't know he
still went fishing. I hadn't
missed him in the late after-
noon, like I used to.
He used to keep Depot
Creek to Lake Wimico, busy
every afternoon.
He traded boats as often
as some people trade cars.
Anyhow, he asked me if
I wanted the bass fillets and
I assured him I did.

PRETTY SOON, HE
brought back about a two
pound package of frozen fil-
lets. They are now in my
freezer, waiting on a hot fry-
ing pan full of grease
They have to wait their
turn to be cooked. We
cooked up a mess of spicy


chicken wings to eat while
we watched the Super Bowl.
They didn't last till the
Super Bowl, however.
The spicy chicken wing
recipe was in The Star last
week, and we had to try it. It
was good!
The fish fillets will be a
welcome change from a
steady diet of chicken.
I have eaten so much
chicken during the past few
months, I'm about to sprout
feathers.
Frenchie even had a
hen baking while we were
fixing the chicken wings.
I have complained
about -the steady diet of
boiled chicken she was feed-
ing me and now she bakes,
barbecues and broils it, but
I still get a steady diet of


chicken!

I REMEMBER THE
chickens we kept in a pen in
the back yard, when I was a
boy. Every Sunday I'd have
to wring the necks of two
fryers, which we would have
for dinner. I got the head,
neck, and the feet.
For all I knew, fryers
were all heads, necks, and
feet. Those were the only
pieces I ever got.
Momma cooked them
all, including the gizzard,
liver and heart.
One time a salesman
came by, selling subscrip-
tions to the Saturday
Evening Post. We wanted
the magazine, but didn't
have the ready cash at the
time to pay for it.


'You have those fryers
in the yard, and it's been a
long time since I have had
any fried chicken," the
salesman said.
'You fry up a couple of
those fryers and I'll trade
you a year's subscription to
the magazine!" he said.

MOMMA FRIED UP a
couple of the fryers, and we
all enjoyed fried chicken,
and it wasn't even Sunday!
We enjoyed the Satur-
day Evening Post for the
next year, every week.
We still get the Post but
it only comes once a quar-
ter, now, and we pay cash
for it and keep our chicken.
Frenchie doesn't fry it
any more, she buys it
already fried.
My son-in-law likes
fried chicken about as
much as I do.
For my trip to the dialy-
sis on Tuesdays, Tommy
usually drives me. He will
make the rounds for things
he needs while I am spend-
ing four hours getting dia-


lyzed. One important errand
he runs, is to get something
to eat.
Since I haven't eaten for
five or six hours, he gets me
a fried chicken dinner. I can
depend on it, every Tues-
day.
I get my fried chicken
hunger satisfied, just like
clockwork, because Tommy
eats fried chicken, too, every
Tuesday. He likes it, tool

BUT, AS GOOD as it is,
there's nothing like a chick-
en who has had his neck
fresh-wrung and tossed into
a pan of hot grease. The
frozen ones, or the market-
prepared ones, just lose
something in the transla-
tion.
Even the head, neck
and the feet of a fresh-killed
chicken taste good.
I'll not turn down any
fried chicken, though. It's
all good; and fried bass fil-
lets, tool


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Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
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Project Mold-A-Male/Female Continues Noteworthy Mission


by Despina Williams
The Zion Fair Missionary
Baptist Church's Project
Mold-A-Male/Female is con-
tinuing its mission of serving
as a positive influence in the
lives of community youths
ages seven to 17.
In its Goals and
Activities report for the new
year, the organization reaf-
firmed its commitment to
'instilling moral character,
extending civic knowledge,
promoting social skills and
encouraging creative expres-
sion in the lives of the com-
munity's young people.


The project will continue
to offer weekly business
meetings and three work-
shops monthly, held on
Saturday 'and serving
breakfast to the young peo-
ple who are always welcome
to attend.
The project stresses the
importance of skill develop-
ment, and offers special
observances of community
events and holidays, as well
as cultural and recreational
field trips.
The project also hosts an
annual youth conference on
Community Concerns. Last


July, the topic of the confer-
ence was "Eastern, Middle-
Eastern, and Western
Cultures: Their Impact on
the United
States-Economically,
Educationally, and Socially,"
and featured songs, prayers
and food from different cul-
tures.
This month, the project
is busy with preparations for
a Black History Month pro-
gram that will celebrate the
black experience through
performances, recitations,
and songs.
The "Parents as


Partners" program, estab-
lished last November, contin-
ues to strengthen the bonds
between parents and their
children. Parents are encour-
aged to attend at least one
Mold-A-Male/Female activity
each month with their child.
The work of the project is
made possible by generous
donations, grants from the
St. Joe Community
Foundation and Jessie Ball
Dupont Foundation, and
support from the following
cooperative agencies:
Healthy Start Coalition, Gulf
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Chester Gant, Jr. serves as
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Maxine K. Gant, one of


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Make a visit to Port St. chologists and other support meet those needs the best we
Joe Elementary School and staff, "Student Services can," said Smallwood.
you'll understand what the Week" celebrates the efforts Smallwood focuses on
Florida Department of of those often overlooked taking preventative mea-
individuals who daily make a sures to ensure her students'
profound difference in the well-being.


DeEtta Smallwood is PSJ
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lives of school children.
At PSJ Elementary, it is
a week to celebrate the loving
contributions of DeEtta
Smallwood, Lori Shanahan,
Julie Wester, Anna Moore,
Christine Hermsdorfer, and
many others who comprise
the school's outstanding stu-
dent services staff.
"The support staff here is
excellent," said PSJ
Elementary Principal Chris
Early last week.
Early has been an edu-
cator for 33 years, and has
worked in all three of Port St.
Joe's public schools.
He sings the praises of
the support staffs in all three
schools, reserving a special
affection for the staff of the
school he currently helms.
"It's wonderful to work here
and everyone works together
well."
DeEtta Smallwood,
whom Early calls "his right
hand," was a classroom
teacher for 14 years before
recently assuming the role of
guidance counselor.
Smallwood describes her
job as multi-faceted, the task
of guidance being to look at
"the whole kid," to isolate
problems and concentrate on
solutions.
"It just comes down to


She recently conducted a
program in kindergarten
called "Good touch, bad
touch," which helps young
children understand that
their body is their own, and
teaches them respect for oth-
ers.
"You try to be anticipato-
ry," said Smallwood, "We
don't want to be taken by
surprise."
Early calls it "solving
problems before we have
problems."
Though she misses the
day-to-day interaction with a
classroom of students,
Smallwood has enjoyed
forming relationships with
the entire student body.
"It is so different from
the classroom, but I really
am enjoying it, she said. ""I
really do consider all 500 as
mine."
Like Smallwood, Lori
Shanahan, an RN, is also
new to her job, having
worked in the Port St. Joe
school system since August.
An employee of the Gulf
County Health Department,
Shanahan manages her time
between Faith Christian
School and Port St. Joe's ele-
mentary, middle, and 'high
schools.
Shanahan spends two


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Lori Shanahan, center, an RN for Faith Christian School and
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Hermsdorfer escorted effortless gesture of affec-
each child individually to tion, repeated in
meet Lulu, holding the Smallwood's soft voice and
hands of those who were Shanahan's soothing
afraid, never forcing a child demeanor, that provided the
to extend an unwilling hand. meaning of this celebratory
It was Hermsdorfer's week.


days a week at PSJ
Elementary, which she calls
Sthe "largest, busiest of all the
schools."
Shanahan is assisted by
Julie Wester and Anna
Moore, health support techs
who check temperature,
blood pressure and blood
sugar, bandage the wound-
ed, offer needed TLC and, at
times, ginger ale.
"Ginger ale is the miracle
cure for school health,"
laughed Shanahan.
Wester estimates that
the clinic sees somewhere
between 60 and 80 kids a
day, and sometimes as many
as 100. Some of them, like
Shanahan's daughter, Emily,
who attends third grade, just
like to drop in and say hello.
Shanahan is thoughtful
in describing her love for her
job and the children she
patiently tends. "I just don't
feel right if I'm not some-
where with the kids, even if
they're not mine," she said. "I
feel that's what I should be
doing."
Past the clinic, outside
the double doors and next to
the new handicap accessible
playground, Margaret
Elmer's ESE classroom
serves 19 moderate to sever-
ally handicapped students
from all over the county.
It is a dynamic program,
enjoying an exciting sopho-
more year, and Elmer credits
the dedicated nurses, para-
professionals, and full-time
behavior specialist with the
program's success.
"We couldn't survive
without support staff," said
Elmer. 'This takes so much
individual attention."
Last Thursday, Lulu "the
therapy dog" and Pat
McCuen, the poodle's owner,
made a visit to Elmer's class-
room. McCuen, an Ohio res-
ident who calls Port St. Joe
home for four months a year,
provided an important ser-
vice to the students.
"Some of these kids don't
even get to see dogs," said
Christine Hermsdorfer, a
masters student who has
worked for PSJ Elementary
for a year and a half.
Hermsdorfer, a behavior
specialist, took advantage of
Lulu's visit by teaching the
children to be kind to ani-
mals, and not be afraid of
friendly pets.


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Dixie Belle Motel


by: David Angier
Dan and Michele
McDonough are very com-
fortable sitting atop their pot
of gold.
The McDonoughs own
Dixie Belle Motel between
Port St. Joe and St. Joe
Beach, one of the hottest
land development areas in
Gulf County. Plans are in the
works for massive develop-
ment in that area, but the
owners of the 10-unit single-
story blue-and-white motel
expect to watch the work go
on all around them.
"We're not 'concerned
that we'll be forced out,"
Michele McDonough said.
"When we're good and ready,
we'll go."
A rise in property tax has
already forced the
McDonoughs to raise their
rates by $5.


County

"I'm not going to say that
$33,000 won't help,"
Upchurch told commission-
ers when they offered' to
allow his office to keep the
money.
Upchurch said his office
is working with a fuel budget
that is two years old and gas
prices have gone up 40 per-
cent in that time.
He told commissioners
that he might ultimately be
forced to cut services.
Commissioners said a
scheduled audit of the
Sheriffs Office, which will
take place before the next
budget session, will help
identify problem areas. The
office has a base budget of
$2.18 million.
Upchdrch said another
problem that will have to be
addressed is the operation of
the Gulf County Jail. He
showed commissioners pic-
tures of the jail to illustrate
his point.
"The county jail is in
extreme disrepair,"
Upchurch said. "I can assure
you, we will be facing some
federal action as these law-


The McDonoughs bought
the Dixie Belle three years
ago and moved from Lake
Charles, La. Former casino
workers, they had traveled
extensively for years before
moving to Gulf County.
"We were road trippers
ourselves," Michele
McDonough said. "We had
high standards for the road-
side hotels we stayed at and
we try to exceed those stan-
dards here."
She said they knew
nothing about the expected
land boom, even though the
development plans had been
in the works for some years.
The half-mile tract of
land isn't waterfront, but
could be worth hundred of
thousands of dollars.
"Well," Michele
McDonough said, "we have a
creek in the back."




suits make it to us."
SHe said corrections offi-
cers. make about $20,000 a
year and only a quarter of
them are certified. He said
the entire staff needs to be
certified, but "we're hard
pressed to hire and retain
anybody who is certified" at
$20,000 a year.
Upchurch said his oper-
ating jail budget is $350,000
a year
Plain and simple, you
cannot run a jail for
$350,000," he said. "It's
never been a priority to
maintain the jail."
Commissioner Billy
Traylor said the jail "is really
a disgrace."
In other business, com-
missioners vowed to help the
local Veteran's
Administration specifically
with transport costs for
those veterans who need to
go to Gainesville or Biloxi,
Miss., for medical treatment.
Commissioners were told
that there have been times
that some medical trips were
not made because there was-
n't enough in the budget.


Tuesday


Shrugs (

Dan McDonough said
the motel caters to the fish-
ermen who return to the
area year after year. He said
the motel has a boat-wash-
ing station in the front, exte-
rior power outlets to
recharge electric trolling
motors and a "state-of-the-
art" fish cleaning area in the
back.
"I'm kind of proud of
that," he said with a smile.
The cleaning area has
florescent lights, a marble
cutting board, freezer, "a
hose and a sink."
Dan McDonough said
the rooms are affordable and
clean and the residents
aren't the type to "sit outside
drinking beer all day."
He said the motel has
already benefited from the
development around them by
renting rooms to workers


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Traylor asked for a spe-
cial meeting or workshop for
later this week or next week
to address that issue. He
said it was unacceptable that
veterans be deprived of med-
ical treatment because there
wasn't enough money to
transport them to a medical
facility.
Commissioners also
approved a $500 to $600
expense to bring a bug and
snake expert to Gulf County
to give a seminar to county
employees. -
County Human
Resources and Risk
Management Director Denise
Manuel told commissioners
that Maynard Cox has done
work for National Geographic
on poisonous snakes and
insects and could be avail-
able for a seminar.
She said Cox could
address everything from
snakes to stinging caterpil-
lars, wasps, pesticides, fire
ants, bees, "jelly fish and
rabies. Things that our
employees run into on a nor-
mal day."


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coming in from out of the
area. That's something, he
said, that should continue to
bring in money for several
more years.
"We're providing a ser-
vice here," Michele
McDonough said.
Dan McDonough has
heard the rumors that his
neighbors sold their land for
millions of dollars. But, he
said, he hasn't had any seri-
ous offers himself.
"I've had a few people
stop by and ask how much,"
he said. He added that he
would entertain offers, "but
don't embarrass me and
don't embarrass yourself."


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by David Angier
The Port St. Joe High
School soccer team won its
first district championship
last week by taking the legs
out of the Chipley Tigers.
To win its first regional
playoff game Thursday
night, the Sharks are going
to have to get physical
against Father Lopez High
School out of Daytona
Beach.
"They're a decent
team," Sharks. right for-
ward Mica Ashcraft said
Monday. "They're real
physical. They don't mind
getting down and dirty."
"We're physical too,"
goalie Mike Sparks added.
The Sharks (16-2)
square off against Father
Lopez its record was
unavailable Monday
through the Florida High
School Soccer Association
and the school in Port
St. Joe in the regional
quarter-finals.
Ashcraft, 16, scored
two goals last Thursday
against the Chipley Tigers
to help the Sharks win 4-0


Joe Soccer Team District Champs


and claim its first district
championship. He said the
team only had one day to
prepare for the Tigers, but
knew what to expect -
speed from a prior game.
Ashcraft and left for-
ward Kurtis Krum both
said they knew they had a
lot of running ahead of
them going into that game.
"They had to run,"
Sparks said and laughed. "I
didn't."
Sparks still had seven
or eight saves in the
shutout.
He said the Sharks
countered the Tigers' speed
by moving the ball around.
Ashcraft said their con-
ditioning helped in the sec-
ond half.
"We knew we could out-
last them," he said.
Ashcraft said they've been
training all year to wear
down their opponents. "We
got an early goal, but 'we
kept playing the game like
it was 0-0."
Krum, who scored the
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Port St. Joe.
"Nobody expects us to
do very good," he said.
This game will also be a
mental test for the Sharks
who will have a lot of time
to think about it. Sparks
said they'll have that to
deal with that up until
game time, but once they
step onto the field it will all
be about soccer.
He said the attendance
at home games this year
has been increasing and he
hopes a good crowd turns
out for the regional game.
"We've never been here
before," Sparks said.

PSJ Baseball

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


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PORT ST. JOE 66, APALACHICOLA 69
SATURDAY, FEB 5
As their rivals to the east
celebrated Senior Night at
the Apalachicola High School
gymnasium, the visiting
Sharks suffered a .disap-


pointing 3-point defeat.
The Sharks trailed
Apalachicola throughout the
first half, down 17-18 at the
end of'first quarter, and 32-
35 at the end of the second.
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of the game, scoring a 49-47
third quarter lead.
The last quarter found
the Sharks struggling, and
ultimately failing, to main-
tain the advantage.
With five minutes left to
play, Apalachicola regained
the lead after a 3-point play
by Mackenzie Williams, but
the Sharks answered about
two minutes later, regaining
a 57-54 lead.
Apalachicola came roar-
ing back, scoring a layup and
bucket to bring the score to
58-57.
Shark player Ash Parker
quickly tied the game with a
free throw.
With under a minute and
a'half of play, Apalachicola
scored back-to-back free
throws and maintained a
four-point lead after the
Sharks' Mike Quirin and
Apalachicola's Jeremy
Turrell traded baskets.
With 45 seconds left,
Quirin scored a basket and
Rashard Rouse hit the first
of two free throws, bringing
the Sharks within one, 64-
63.
But Apalachicola
secured its win after Turrell
received a foul and hit both
free throws, ending the game
69-66.
PSJ (66)- Quinn 6, Larry,
15, Johnson 16, Rouse 12,
Parker 9, Harris 4.

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In a hard-fought district
tournament, the Lady
Sharks soccer team fell 2-3
against Sneads.
With no score posted
during the game, and after a
0-0 stalemate in double over-
time, the Lady Sharks met
Sneads in a final shoot-out,
with both teams picking five
players to kick on the oppos-
ing team's goalie.
Though Carson Howse
and Elizabeth Gibson con-
tributed a goal a piece, the
Lady Sharks came up short
in the shoot-out.
The team ended its sea-
son placing 4th in District 1A
Final Registration

for Little League

This Week
The final registration
dates for this year's little
league baseball season are
as follows: Thursday,
February 10, from 5 p.m. to
8 p.m. and Saturday,
February 12, from 9 a.m. to
12 p.m. Registration will take
place at the STAC house on
8th St.
To be eligible, a player
must turn five before August
1, and cannot turn 15 before
August 1. All players who
have not participated in the
PSJ Dixie youth baseball
league in the past must pro-
vide a copy of the player's
birth certificate at registra-
tion.
Starting this year, the
league is re-drafting all
teams. This means returning
players will be drafted, and
must participate in try outs,
which will be held q n
Saturday, February. 19,;.j4Q,
a.m. at the fields on 10th St.
All players participating
this season, except T-ball (T-
ball does not draft its play-
ers), are required to try out.


play, just under Sneads, who
placed 3rd.
A brief rundown of the
January matchups:
PORT ST. JOE 2, MARIANNA 0
SATURDAY, JAN. 8
A win with both goals
scored by Senior Jenny
Garth.
PORT ST. JOE 3, CHIPLEY 2
TUESDAY, JAN 11
Lady Sharks win, with
goals scored by Jenny Garth,
Beth Cordova and Samantha
Plessinger.
PORT ST. JOE V. SNEADS
THURSDAY, JAN. 13
A rained-out match-up
that ended with a blown-out
transformer and fire on the
football field. Game resched-
uled for the 19th.
PORT ST. JOE 1, MARIANNA 1
TUESDAY, JAN. 18

Port St. Joe

Dixie Softball

Registration
The Port St. Joe Dixie
Softball Registration for the
2005 season will be on
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-
ness hours at Triple B Sports
Supply on Reid Avenue.
Girls will need to be pre-
sent to be sized for uniforms
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
to sign-up for an exciting
year of softball.
For more information,
contact league president,
Steve Brinkmeier at 648-
5833.


(No details available for
this game.)
PORT ST. JOE 1, SNEADS, 1
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 19
Lady Sharks tie in a
rescheduled match-up
against Sneads.
PORT ST. JOE 1, BOZEMAN 4
THURSDAY, JAN. 20
One goal scored by
Freshman Carson Howse,
her first ever.
PORT ST. JOE O, RICKARDS 8
FRIDAY, JAN. 21
Lady Sharks post no
goals against the 4A school.
Reflecting on his team's
season, coach Randy
Brockman said, "The team
learned a lot by playing one


5A school, two 4A schools
and two 3A schools. They
were hard games, but the
.players learned a lot through
experience."
The coaches are plan-
ning a one-week soccer camp


this summer in the first week
of June for the team, with
sessions for upcoming 9th
graders as well as for
younger players.
Brockman wishes the
best for his six graduating
seniors, Jenny Garth, Beth
Cordova, Lacey Franklin,
Jessie Wagner, Maggy
Quaranta and Laura Seay,
and looks forward to next
year's season and a team
comprised of "seasoned vet-
erans and some promising
new recruits."


Girls' Fast-Pitch
Alumnae Game
The Port St. Joe High
School girls' fast-pitch soft-
ball team is planning an
alumnae game, Saturday,
Feb. 19, at 1:00 p.m. Any
alumnae who played fast-
pitch or slow-pitch softball is
invited to play.
Any girl interested in
playing, please call Alyson
Gerlach at 227-4359 or
Martin Adkison at 229-8167.


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inning fundraiser game this
Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
The 100 inning game will
then be followed by an
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To participate local resi-
dents should send a letter
describing their dental needs
and why they would be a
good candidate to Dr. Frank
May, 319 Williams Ave., Port
St. Joe, Fla. 32456. Include a
phone number.
Participants must be over
12. Letters must be in by Feb.
10.
By Faith Ford
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Dr. Frank May is not giv-
ing out conversation hearts
this Feb. 14.
Instead of corny mes-
sages and candy, the Port St.


Joe dentist plans to give area
resident about $10,000 in
dental care on Valentine's
Day.
This is the sixth year
May will close his office on
the lover's holiday to treat
patients free of charge.
The "Dentist With a
Heart" program has drawn
so much interest in past
years that May is limiting
participation to only the
neediest area residents.
"We don't like to send
people away, but we're only
one office," May said.
To eliminate long lines,
the dentist is asking interest-
ed people to send in a written
explanation of their dental
needs and why they would be'
good candidates.
Participants must be 12 or
older.
Last year, May and his
assistants treated a com-
bined 41 patients on the hol-
iday. During the 10-hour
day, which starts at 8 a.m.
and ends at 6 p.m., May sees
about 20 patients and his
two hygienists each clean an
additional eight to 10
patients' teeth and take X-
rays. His staff have all agreed


to work free of charge that
day.
May said the idea for
"Dentist With a Heart" came
from an article about a simi-
lar program.
When he created his own
free-care day, May said he
hoped the idea would catch
on.
"My initial vision was to
get a bunch of dentists to do
it, and I would still like that
to happen," he said.
He wrote an explanation
of the charity project and
had it published in a nation-
al trade magazine, but was


Dr. Frank May and Staff

disappointed when only
about a 10 dentists followed
suit.
"All of the unknowns
that might arise are the
biggest things that keep peo-
ple away," he said.
Some dentist may be
concerned about the threat
of lawsuits, but May said he
has never had any com-
plaints from the indigent
patients. ,
'These are, spns e of the
most appreciative people";" hi
said.
Letters of appreciation
from those who have
received care as well as from
others who had nothing to do
with the project come rolling
in after the holiday, he said.
Participants are required
to fill out consent and
patient history forms. Over
the years, May said he has
seen teeth in all conditions.
'There's a lot of people
that literally have never been
to a dentist," he said. "We see
some pretty drastic cases of
dental disease."
Throughout the day,
May said his staff usually
has to struggle to keep drills
and other tools sterilized


because he is doing so much
work. Fillings and extrac-
tions followed by gum treat-
ment and pain control proce-
dures like temporary root
canals make up the greatest
portion of his work.
In the '70s and '80s,
experts believed that tooth
decay would be eradicated in
the near future, but May said
Americans haven't even
come close.
'"There's more sugar con-
sumption now than there
has been in the history of
Western civilization," he said.
To add to that, May said


most Americans don't have
dental insurance and many
have policies that don't pay
for much.
A simple cleaning and X-
ray runs between $100 and
$125 while services like cavi-
ty filling and extractions
could cost anywhere from
$80 to $200, May said.
Left untreated, dental
problems can cause severe
pain and even death.
S.ay preaches the "sugar
gospel." He advises mininal-
' iig'the time sugar is in the
mouth by avoiding hard can-
dies and sugary drinks.
"When you're bathing
your teeth in sugar, you are
going to end up with big
problems," he said.
The dentist, who has
been practicing in Port St.
Joe since 1989, said the
"Dentist With a Heart" chari-
ty adds up to a lot of work,
but he said he looks forward
to it each year.
"I'm going to do it as long
as I practice dentistry, and
my staff will keep coming in,"
he said. "I feel honored to be
able to provide this service."


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these first teeth function in the mouth. However, as the permanent tooth buds appear and start
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shorten as part of this remarkable process. Occasionally we even find that the developing bud
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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
Farthest," and the "Best
Decorated Area."
The judges will consist of
Wayne Gentry,
Meteorologist, Beach TV,
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,
Community Correspondent,
WJHG, Channel 7, a long-


time, Panama City TV news personality,


will also be emceeing the event. John


Mazzanovich and Connie
Risinger will be performing
at the Gumbo Cook-off.
Entrants, wishing to be
included in the judging, will
be required to produce 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
specify if needed), bowls,
napkins and utensils and the
location and crowd,
The festivities will take
place at Sunset Park next to
the El Governor Motel in
Mexico Beach. Their goal this
year is to haie at least 30
entrants.
Gumbo from the Cookoff
will be sold by the taste and
various size cups ($1.00 to
$10.00) to raise money for
Mexico Beach's
Independence Day
Celebration.
Those wishing to partici-
pate may pick up an applica-
tion at the Mexico Beach
CDC Office, or e-mail


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call 648-8196 (locally) or 1-
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Valentine Pageant Rehearsals Underway


The 33rd Annual Gulf
County Valentine Pageant is
well into production and. on
schedule for Feb. 12th at the
Wewahitchka Elementary
School auditorium.
But before the big day,
there's lots of work to be
-done.


Rehearsals will be held
on Thursday and Friday as
folows:
Thursday, Feb. 10
Pre-K through 1st
Grade, 3:00 4:00 p.m.
2nd through 3rd Grade,
4:00 5:00 p.m.
4th through 6th Grade,


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participants will be
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street clothes for
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the event, photo sessions will
be at Wewahitchka
Elementary beginning at
3:00 p.m. Contestants


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will be sold at the
door. Adult
tickets are
$4.00 each
and tickets
for children
under 12 are $2.00 each.
All funds raised will ben-
efit programs of the Gulf
County Senior Citizen's
Association. For information,
contact Sandy Lieberman,
229-8466.


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TOMMY THOMAS
CHEVROLET
(850)785-5221
TOLL FREE
1-800-342-7131
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PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA 32405


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At a recent Gulf County
Commission meeting, men-
tion was made concerning
the need for "affordable
housing." The word "afford-.
able" is indeed ambiguous.
To a wealthy person, it would
mean a house in the price
range of about $100,000. To
someone in the low salary
range, it would mean one in
the $45,000 or less bracket.'
Years ago, my husband
presented the idea of build-
ing homes out of a formulat-
ed cement. The company
selling the houses would
send a crew to the site. The
selected size frame would be


C(urlis Cryderman
"Local Realtor" &
owner of Marathon Martial Arts
Curtis has been involved in
all aspects of real estate in
the local area for over 15
years. So for all your real
estate needs Curtis can be
reached at
Hambrick Realty, Inc
3001 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach
(850) 648-1102
cell (850)258-8039


appropriately placed on a
prepared slab and the
cement would be poured.
Within hours the walls,
floors, etc., would be hard
enough to assemble. Once
the walls, roofing and floor-
ing were set in place, the
plumbing and electrical fix-
tures would be installed.
Within a day or so, the owner
could move into the complet-
ed house.
This form of structure is
not new. It has been around
for years. In fact, Israel,
when it was first established
as a nation, had thousands
of these cement houses built.
They proved to be the solu-
tion to the housing emer-
gency in that part of the
world.
I believe there is a house
in Wewahitchka using this
type of construction.
It is evident today, and
will be more so in the near
future, that Gulf Countians
are desperately in need of
true affordable housing.
Homes which are not bur-
dened with gigantic monthly
payments, yet can proudly
display the. words "Home
Sweet Home" over the
mantlepiece.
The above type of struc-
ture may not be for everyone,
but it could be for many who
are searching for honest to


goodness affordable housing.
The internet can proba-
bly supply detailed informa-
tion about these structures.
And who knows, the infor-
mation available might sur-
prise affordable housing
seekers
Marjorie Parker

Protect our Social

Security System
The Bipartisan
Retirement Security Act of
2004, disappoints many,
even in the conservative
Panhandle of Florida.
President Bush will need
Democratic allies to push his
plans for Social Security
because the issue is so con-
troversial with voters that
even Republicans are unwill-
ing to take such a huge polit-
ical risk alone.
Congressman Boyd
states in The Star article of
January 20: ."Privatizing
Social Security replacing
the current system, in whole
or in part, with personal
investment accounts won't
do anything to strengthen
the system's finances. If any-
thing, it will make things
worse." However, this bill
does establish a system of
individual accounts and
would generally reduce


defined benefits compared
with current law. Indeed, the
Kolbe/Boyd model would
require Americans under 55
to invest some of their pay-
roll taxes in a private
account.
The Congressional
Budget Office Cost Estimate
states: "On balance, enacting
H.R. 3821 would increase
the unified budget deficit by
about $668 billion over the
next ten years, increase
direct spending by $974,bil-
lion over the 2005-2014 peri-
od; the off-budget surplus
(primarily Social Security)
would decrease by $612 bil-
lion over-the next 10 years;
the on-budget deficit would
climb by $56 billion over the
same period." Estimates of
the so-called transition costs
run as high as $2 trillion or
more over a decade.
Last June, the
Congressional Budget Office
estimated that the final bill
for the war in Iraq could hit
nearly $400 billion. The CBO
figures the accumulated fed-
eral budget deficits will hit
$2.3 trillion by the end of the
decade.
It is a legitimate concern
that there will not be enough
workers in the future our
grandchildren -. to support
the soon-to-be-retired Baby
Boomers, but those same
grandchildren will also
inherit today's incredible
budget deficit.
Social Security is the
most' successful program in
our nation's history. It is a
promise our country made to
its elderly and a promise
which must be kept. A con-
tract is a contract. Today's
senior citizen is yesterday
worker. Today's worker is
tomorrow's retiree.
Tomorrow's worker will pay


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Adorable Lab Puppies Are Looking For Love


Currently available for
adoption at the Humane
Society are three beautiful
lab mix puppies, (pictured);
Velcro, looks like a black col-
lie; Max and Meagan, walker
mix pups about four and half
months old; Kojak, male,
bulldog mix, six months old;
Jett, beautiful chow/lab
cross female.
Socks, nice male kitty,
five months old; Stormy, red
male, about nine and a half
months old; Bandit, five
months old, male puppy;
Amber, copper colored, eight


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easy access to the beach for that fun filled weekend. Home is fully furnished.
MLS#101570

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months old, female; Duke,
beautiful male, neutered, all
shots, heartworm free; Crow,
small male dog, good
natured, shy; Yuma, nice,
male kitty, five months old;
always cats and kitties.
Please go seel
The shelter statistics for
January are:


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Dogs: 35 in shelter, 8
adopted, 22 euthanized.
Cats: 11 in shelter, 10 adopt-
ed, 12 euthanized.
For more information,
contact the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society at 227-1103
or visit the Humane Society's
web site at www.sjbhumane-
society.org.


them their social security.
While it is true that
demographic changes are
forcing this nation to re-
examine its future, disman-
tling the Social Security sys-
tem is not the answer. Social
Security and Medicare are
not welfare, they are earned
benefits, "based on contribu-
tions people make during
their working years.""
It was Maggie Kuhn, the
great innovator and crusader
(founder of The Gray
Panthers) who brought this
contretemps into perspec-
tive. She stated that any
"intergenerational war over
Federal benefits is a charade
to divert attention from the
real budgetary issues. We do
not need to take from the
young to feed the old, or to
take from the old to feed the
young. There will be enough
for everyone if the Federal
government ends its love
affair with military hardware
and tax breaks for the rich."
One reason for America's
greatness is that through our
history, one generation has
helped another... Americans
of all ages must work togeth-
er as never before.
Sandra Lieberman
Executive Director
Gulf County Senior
Citizen's Association

Wewahitchka


Woman's


Club News
The Wewahitchka
Woman's Club met
September 10, 2005 at the
Charles Whitehead Library
with 19 members present.
President Marlene
McNair called the meeting to
order and conducted the
business meeting.
Members gave the pledge
to the flag of the United
States of America and Ferald
Greer gave the devotional.
Carol Vlahos, Chairman
of Arts and Crafts, had as
her guest speaker Tom
Godwin, who gave an inter-
esting talk on the "Art of
Cypress Tree Carving."
Ruth Hall reported the
collection of $240 which will
pay for one operation in our
project "Operation Smile."
The meeting was closed,
with members reading the
"Collect for Club Women."
Charlotte Brown, Carol
Vlahos and Tweeta Gaskin
were hostesses for the day
and served refreshments of
datenut loaf, cake, cream
puffs, chicken salad, pimen-
to cheese and chips.


Geoghagan Makes


President's List
Rachel Geoghagan, of
Port St. Joe, has made the
President's. List at the
University of Mobile for the
2004 Fall semester.
In order to make the
President's List, a student
must maintain a 4.0 grade
point average while taking at
least 15 semester hours.


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Friends of the Libray Hold

Annual Mmbership Meeting
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 it's
members to the annual
meeting on Saturday,
February 26 at the Gulf
County Library conference
room.
The meeting will consist
of a program, refreshments
and door prizes. The guest
speaker will be Second
Judicial Circuit Court 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.


Hospice of the Emerald Coast

Holds Annual Memorial Seic
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.


MidigaDay inMexico Beach
Michigan Day, a day
dedicated to all those born,
raised, or having lived in
Michigan, plus their friends,
will be Friday, Feb. 25th at
12:00 p.m. CST at the
Mexico Beach Civic Center,
105 N. 31st St.
Those participating are
asked to bring a covered dish
to pass and their own table
service. Coffee and iced tea
will be provided.


Miranda Phillips, 25, Port St. tion; Catherine L. Hamilton,
Joe, driving with a suspend- 48, Port St. Joe, grand theft


I 711111 1-k I I -j1 a1i I- 1 11 4 Led license.
Feb. 5: Renell Thomas,
Mexico Beach Police Report answered 77 calls for service. Port St. Joe Police Beat 49, Port St. Joe, ara n iof,
During the week of Jan. During this same time Feb. 4: Joanna D. 25, Port St. Joe, petit theft;
31 thru Feb. 6, the Mexico period, .officers issued three Robinson, 39, Panama City, Felicia R. Gathers, 27, Port


Beach Police Department traffic warnings.


auto.
Feb. 6: John M.
McCracken, 52, Port St. Joe,
driving with a suspended
license, possession of
cannabis and possession of


violation of probation; St. Joe, violation of proba- drug paraphernalia.


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from every room. Features include large screened tures enclosed entry with tile flooring, large master screened back porch, landscaped pool area, koi pond,
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St. George Island Beachside L6t 12, Block 9W, Unit 1,1/3 acre MOL, MLS#103601....................$499,000
LAND IN Apalachicola Lot 6, Manatee Bluff, one half acre MOL, MLS#103727..... .......................... .$675,000
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On January 28, 2005, Realtor Association of Franklin and

Southern Gulf Counties held its Second Annual Gala, hon-
oring the Association's Top Producers for the year 2004.

Associates of Prudential Resort Realty were well-represent-, +I ;

ed in the award line-up. -
Patty Durham Jeff Galloway
REALTOR of the Year 2004 Most Closed Transactions
Realtor Association of Franklin Highest Closed Volume
and Southern Gulf Counties hePlatinum Award
boringg the Associations Top Producers for the year 2004.

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Jerry Thompson Libia Taylor & Eli Duarte Helen Spohrer and Patty Durham Pandora Schlitt Mike Howze Kara Landiss
First Runner-up, 1st Place Team Gulf County 2nd Place Team -Franklin County Platinum Award Gold Award Gold Award
Highest Closed Volume Most Closed Transactions Most Closed Transactions
Platinum Award Highest Closed Volume Highest Closed Volume
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Neighborhood Community Meeting


A special neighborhood
community meeting is
scheduled for Saturday,
February 12, at the
WIG/CAC building, located
on Avenue D and Peters
Street to discuss the future
of 'the North Port St. Joe
neighborhood. This meeting
will begin at 1:00 p.m. and is


expected to last until 4:00
p.m.
This is a public meeting
and everyone is welcome.
Representatives will be avail-
able to answer questions
concerning some critical
issues in the community. All
pastors, civic, social, and
political leaders will be


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20 Sailfish Dr., Bald Point 7 30 Hammock Cove, Eastpoint -
Directions: from the Carrabelle Anchor \ 'Directions: from the Apalachicola/East-
office continue on Hyw. 98 approx. 12 'point bridge travel approx. five miles.
miles to Alligator Point Rd. Turn left at Turn left into Hammock Shores
Bald Point Rd. Turn right at Sailfish St. Subdivision.
Home is toward the end. Easy to maintain open floor plan with tile
Newly renovated interior, updated appli- and Berber carpet. Wrap around deck. 10
ances, some furnishings included. Unbe- foot ceilings in master bedroom. Second
lievable view of the Gulf. MLS#103477. floor open to below. Kitchen with plenty
Call Brian Fletcher at 850 528-3467 or of counter space. MLS#103594.
Whitney Whitehurst at 850 567-3310. Call Pam Collins at 850 899-1054.
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58 Fifteenth Street, Apalachicola Historic District
Directions: from the Anchor Office in 67 Avenue D, Apalachicola
Apalachicola travel west on Hwy. 98 for directions: from the Anchor office in
0.5 of a mile. Turn left on 15th St. House Apalachicola travel south on Hwy. 98,
on the right on corner of 15th & Ave. D. turn right on Fifth Street. Home is on
Well maintained spacious bungalow with the corner of Fifth Street and Avenue D.
newer eat-in kitchen addition, new porch Rare historic architecture in home built in
flooring, HVAC and roof 1 year old, 1846. Beautiful wood floors, 10 foot ceil-
rewired, replumbed. 10-foot fiigh ceilings ings, seven fireplaces. MLS#101501.
in house and attic. MLS# 103236. Call John L. Miller at 850 653-6548 or
Call Keith Hardy at 850 653-2830. Missy Miller at 850 899-4510.

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acknowledged and given an
opportunity to present their
views. An urgent request is
sent but to all leaders of the
14 churches serving the
North Port St. Joe area to be
present.
The meeting is the first
of many training and devel-
opmental workshops.

Apalachicola 800 624-3964
Cape San Bias 866 654-0999
Carrabelle 800 613-5962
Eastpoint 800 409-3204
Mexico Beach 866 692-3224
Simmons Bayou. 877 929-8001
St. George Island 800 525-4793
St. Joe Beach 800 411-3717


Lowe Bayfront
220 Gramercy Plant. Blvd., Eastpoint
reactions: on Hwy. 98 just past the
nersection of State Road 65.
Beautiful large new Bayfront four bed-
room, four and one-half bath home in
Gramercy Plantation. Wrap around bal-
cony and elevator. MLS#103625. (Meet
sales agent in office for an escort to house).
Call 850 670-5000.





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SPanler Bay View
I 1306 Monument Avenue, Port St. Joe
\1Directions: from the St. Joe Beach office
start out going southeast on Hwy. 98
toward Bay Vista Drive for 6.8 miles.
Turn left. Turn right onto Monument
Ave. Home is on the right side.
Spacious bay view four bedroom, two bath
home on one half of an acre in Port St. Joe.
MLS#101912.
Call Michael Shores at 850 251-8081.


Beach House Gulfview i-h Long- Gulfviw V ble Interior
160 Florida Avenue, Cape San Bias 135 White Sands Dr., Cape San Blas 242 William \\as, Mleico Beach
Directions: from Port St. Joe travel east \ Directions: from Port St. Joe travel East \ directions: from Mexico Beach office
ox Hwy. 98 to C-30A, veer right on C- 'on Hwy. 98 to C-30A, veer right on C- l4ravel west on Hwy. 98. Turn right on
30A. Travel 6.8 miles to C-30E. Turn 30A. Travel 6.8 miles to C-30E. Turn 21st Street, right on Paradise Path, left
right on C-30E. Travel 2.3 miles, turn right on C-30E. Travel 8.4 miles down on Nanook, right on Laloa, right on
left on Florida Ave. Home is on the left. Cape San Bias Road, turn left on White William Way. House is on corner.
'.ell maintained, home has easy beach Sands Drive. Long is second on right. Incredible home with garage finished, insu-
I .cc., community pool, and boardwalk. At New home with beautiful view of the beach. lated, with heat pump. Andersen windows
:he b-d .:.1 the Cape. MLS#101520. High ceilings, tile floors. MLS#100692. throughout. MLS#101537.
SCall J) 11 Gandy at 850 556-9247. Call Nipper Jewett at 404 788-8836. Call 850 648-2020.

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Sergeant First Class


Tasmin Nickson

Tasmin Nickson

on Dean's List
Tasmin Nickson has
been named to the Dean's
List at Keiser College,
Tallahassee. Tasmin gradu-
ated from Port St. Joe High
School. She is currently
majoring in medical assist-
ing.
Tasmin is the daughter
of Donald and Jacqueline
Nickson.


Look Who's One
Hayden Walker McDaniel
celebrated his' first birthday
on Jan. 30.
Helping Hayden cele-
brate was his big brother,
Hunter, and .numerous
friends and family.
Hayden is the son, of
David & Christy McDaniel
and the grandson of Ward
McDaniel, Mary Ellen
Gortman, and Doris & Oneal
Roberts, all of Wewahitchka.


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Gulf Republicans Meet
The Gulf County
Republican Party has
announced that they will
meet on Monday, Feb. 21,
7:00 p.m. at The Port Inn.
There will be a 'short
business meeting and an
update on the military sup-
port project.
All interested
Republicans are invited to
attend. Contact Debbie Van
Zant, work 850-697-5121 or
cell 850-227-5015 for more
information.

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Staff Sergeant James B.
Munn, grandson of Ocyle
Van Horn Munn, Port St.
Joe, was promoted to
Sergeant First Class on Jan.
5.
The promotion was con-
ducted at Dugway Proving
Ground, UT where SFC


Munn is assigned to Charlie
Company, 22nd Chemical
Battalion (Technical Escort)
as a chemical operations
sergeant.
SFC Munn was pinned
by his wife, Tracie B. Munn
of Houston, TX and First
Sergeant Larry Lazo.


Sergeant First Class James B. Munn was pinned by his wife,
Tracie B. Munn and First Sergeant Larry Lazo.








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Thursday 10 a.m. CT (11 a.m. ET) Mexico Beach Saturdays 3 p.m. ET Apalachicola
Thursday 3 p.m. ET Cape San Bias Sundays 3 p.m. ET Tallahassee

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SJenny, Sammy and Christy Thompson.
Sammy (the elder brother), Christy (middle child) and Jenny (the baby) were all born in the area and grew
up in Apalachicola and graduated from Apalachicola High School. The Thompson side of their family goes
back four generations in Franklin County. They have all made their living in the seafood industry. Their
Sangaree ancestors (on the mother's side of their family) can be traced back six generations in Apalachicola.
The Sangregoria family (later shortened to Sangaree) came to Florida from Sicily in the 1800s. Their great
grandfather, Rhonat, and his brother Veto, were the local barbers for many years.

2004 TOTAL SALES $18,918,200


JENNY THOMPSON
Jenny joined Anchor in. September 2003, after
attending college in Gainesville, Florida. Soon after,
she obtained her real estate license and partnered
with Sammy at the Cape San Bias office. She recent-
ly married Dusty Mallon.


CHRISTY THOMPSON
Christy joined Anchor in January 2005 after work-
ing with Bosshardt Realty in Gainesville, Florida.
She has a degree in sport management with a minor
in business from the University of Florida.


SAMMY THOMPSON
Sammy joined Anchor in August 2002 with over -1 years of actionn renral
experience. He started as a Realtor-' in November of that same year at
SGramercy Plantation and then transferred to the Cape San Blas office. He
is currently working on a broker license and GRJ designation.


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



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Immaculate custom bayfront home with
dock and boat lift: A dream home with I'nai,
I pool/jacuzzi, bamboo floors, custom wood-
work, 10ft. ceilings, stainless steel kitchen.
A must see! ........................ $1,499,000
Anchor Realty Office: 653-3300
Gordon Adkins Cell: 899-1456
K James R. Wells Cell: 899-7082


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Pristine Properties, LLC Welcomes Alyson Gerlach

Pristine Properties, LLC February 1. Alyson, a native. agents in December 2003. office. While stepping out of uted to the excellence that been strengthened with the
is very excited to welcome of Port St. Joe, and her hus- She previously was employed the broker position, Mike will has been established by the addition of three sales asso-
Alyson Gerlach as the gener- band, Justin, joined the as the marketing manager continue his affiliation with current members working for ciates Shannon Allen,
al manager and broker as of sales staff as part-time for a diagnostic center in the company as a sales agent both companies. Debbie Sutton, and Jan
Tallahassee, Centre Pointe desiring to help prospective Pristine Properties, LLC McDonald. Along with these
Diagnostic Imaging, and buyers and sellers in our and Pristine Properties additions, Pristine Properties
enjoyed sales in her free coastal community. Vacation Rentals are also Vacation Rentals gains the
time. After the birth of their The New Year has proud to announce the affili- property management expe-
t. i. daughter, Zoe, in August brought several exciting ation of their newest mem- rience of their newest
,. 2004. she felt that it was changes and additions to bers. The sales staff has employee, Brenda Chancey.


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time to take advantage of the
outstanding opportunity we
Shave in our market to make a
career out of selling real
estate.
After his first retirement,
*Mike Harris, the former gen-
eral manager and broker of
Pristine .Properties, LLC,
Decided it was time to slow
life down a bit and step away
from the full-time restraints
~ of managing a real estate


Pristine Properties, LLC and
Pristine Properties Vacation
Rentals. These new compa-
nies began business in Port
St. Joe in the spring of 2003
and have continued to rise as
one of the top real estate
companies on the Forgotten
Coast. The real estate staff
expanded from a company of
three to a successful sales
staff of fourteen. This
expansion in staff is attrib-


Jan McDonald


Brenda Chancey


Coldwell Banker Forgotten Coast Realty


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Landscape
Installation
Full Lawn
Maintenance
Irrigation
Installation
Irrigation Repair
Commercial


Residential
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Water Features
Palm Trees
Brick Pavers
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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 Janyary 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 West, Gulf
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 Plan/EAR Update
7. Revisions to LDR and Subdivision Ordinance
8. 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


Shannon Allen


Debbie Sutton


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by Virginia Bathurst Beck
A TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY
The closest I ever came
to having a "claim to fame" is
that I shared a state with
Johnny Carson, namely
Nebraska. In fact, for a time
we shared the same town.
My husband's first job after'
he graduated from college,
(Barber College, that is) was
at a barbershop in Johnny's
hometown, Norfolk,
Nebraska. While Danny cut
hair, Johnny was starting
out as a magician. Of course,
he wasn't yet famous so we
had no idea who Johnny
Carson was or how famous
he would become. What a
lost opportunity!. Our first
child was born in Norfolk
too. Just think! We could
probably have gotten his
autograph for her, had we
known.
Later we moved to Blair,
Nebraska where Dan and his
brother bought a barber-
shop. What do you know?
Johnny followed, us there.
Well, he didn't actually follow
us; he came there often to
visit his grandfather who.
spent many years in Blair's
Crowell Home. Johnny was
often seen walking down the
Blair streets. We didn't ever
see him ourselves, but heard
about it often from the excit-
ed people who had. After his
grandfather passed away, he
only came to Nebraska to
visit the rest of his family in
Norfolk. It was in the news'
each time he came. The joke
then was that he came back
to dust off the sign outside
Norfolk that said "Home
Town of Johnny Carson."
FABULOUS CAREER
Of course, we followed
his career. I think that was
the only time in our lives that
we have ever stayed up after
10 p.m. unless it was for a
night out. A laugh with
Johnny Carson before we
retired was quite helpful
toward forgetting a bad day.
We saw many of the. skits
that have been shown on
television. We saw the one
where Bette Midler stole the
show from him.
We also saw the one with
Katie Couric. Little did we
know, that Katie would still
be around so we could watch
her today. He gave new tal-
ent a start and gave a boost
to many other careers. It was
a prime shot to be on his
show. There weren't any
other ways to show off your
talent then as there are
today. The list would be end-
less if I started to tell you all
of the careers he launched,
so I won't try. I believe our
favorite shows were the ones
where he donned a turban
and became a fortuneteller.
For years, we have had a
joke book written by Johnny
Carson and illustrated by
Whitney Darrow, Jr. and
published by Doubleday in
1965. It is in the Library of
Congress, Catalogue No.
65458. It is a 4x5 book of
Johnny's jokes titled
"Happiness is a Dry Martini."
Here are some of his jokes:
HAPPINESS IS:
Having the finance com-
pany burn down with all


your records.
Your knee length socks
stay up all day.
Having the smart aleck
who was voted Most Likely to
Succeed, make it on the
FBI's "Most Wanted List."
4. Being served with a
paternity suit on your 75th
birthday.
For what he has done for
us to make our lives more
enjoyable, I wish to thank
him and bid him a fond
goodbye. Perhaps he can
spend his time now, enter-
taining the angels.
FAREWELL JOHNNY, AND
GODSPEED.


Wayne Rowlett,


YOU'RE NOT ALONE!
If it's been a long time
since you've considered buy-
ing or selling a home, you
probably have questions
about today's market. A real
estate professional can
explain the trends and offer
solid advice.
There are many reasons
to relocate to a new home in
your retirement or near-retire-
ment maintenance issues,
financial issues, health issues
and more. You'll find an agent
very understanding and will-
ing to help.
During this sometimes
challenging transition, you
must consider the housing
alternatives, location of med-
ical services and hospitals, the
effect of estate taxes and
more. A real estate agent may
not be qualified to offer finan-
cial advice, but the agent is
part of a large network of pro-
fessionals prepared to assist


you with every aspect of your
move.
You may be looking to
relocate to a retirement com-
munity or you may need the
services of an 'assisted-living
center. Maybe you're in your
early golden years and still
working, looking to fulfill the
dream of the lifestyle -you've
worked so hard to attain.
Everyone's situation is
unique, and you deserve to be
treated with the respect and
understanding that your
unique situation presents.
When you're ready to
begin your search, rely on a
professional to offer you all
the options and put you' in
touch with a whole team of
professionals who are ready to
help you during this exciting
time!
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Thinking of selling? Call for
a free consultation. Wayne
Rowlett of Coldwell Banker
Forgotten Coast Realty. 4288
Cape San Bias Rd. Port St Joe,
FL 32456. (850)227-1010.
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Joyce Morris Oliver
Joyce Morris Oliver, for-
merly of Port St. Joe, 78,
passed away on Tuesday, Feb.
1, in Tallahassee.
Mrs. Oliver, a native of
Covington, Kentucky, was a
resident of Tallahassee for
over 50 years. She worked as
an accountant at Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital for 10 years
prior to going to Florida State
University.
She is survived by three
daughters, Brenda Weeks and
husband Don of Middleburg,
Jill Thonsen and husband
Joe of Tampa, and Sherri
Leggett and husband Jack of
Tallahassee; a son, Theodore
J. "Ted" Oliver and wife Susan
of Tallahassee; a sister, Fay
Garden of Gardendale, AL; six
grandchildren, Jana, Richard,


Brian, Kristin, Kelly and Jack;
and one great grandson,
Nicolas.
The service was held at
the gravesite at Culley's
Meadow Wood Memorial Park,
Tallahassee, Feb. 3.
Memorial contributions
may be made to Big Bend
Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center
Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308.
Marine Magdalena Robinson
Maxine Magdalena
Robinson, 80, of Port St. Joe
passed away Saturday,
February 5. Mrs. Robinson
was owner of the Ready Arts
and Craft Store on Reid
Avenue for 19 1/2 years, she
operated J. Patrick's
Restaurant for seven years,
was a member of the John C.
Gainous Post 10069, VFW
Auxiliary, Order of the


Eastern Star, and a member of
the Order of the Ameranth.
She was preceded in
death by her parents, Jacob
and Mary Veesart, and a son,
Roy E. Robinson, Jr.
Her survivors include her
husband, Roy Earl Robinson
of Port St. Joe; her children,
Joe M. Robinson and wife Nell
of Austin, TX, Jacquelyn Sue
Staab and husband, Terry of
Port St. Joe, Charles Jacob
Robinson of Wewahitchka,
Richard Lee Robinson and
wife Marsha of Port St. Joe;
her three sisters, Evelyn C.
Kinniburgh of Green River,
Wyoming, Bernardine
Margaret Bell of Medford,
Oregon, and Mary Rita,
Theresa Dilley of Saint
Joseph, Missouri; one brother,
Lawrence Joseph Veesart and
wife, Betty of Green River; 11
grandchildren, and seven
great-grandchildren..
A memorial service will be
held Thursday, February 10,
at 11:00 EST at the First
Baptist Church, with the Rev.
Brent Vickery officiating.
Donations may be made to a
charity of choice in Mrs.
Robinson's memory.
Comforter Funeral Home
was in charge of all arrange-


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
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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
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Valentine Dinner at First United

Methodist Church in Mexico Beach


The First United
Methodist Church in Mexico


Beach will host a Valentine
dinner on Monday night, Feb.


Valentine's Eve Concert


The Ilse Newell Fund for
the Performing Arts will pre-
sent a Valentine's eve concert
on Sunday, Feb. 13, at 4:00
p.m. at Trinity Episcopal
*Church, Apalachicola. This
concert will bring some of
Apalachicola's most talented
and entertaining performers,
who will present romantic
music and dramatic excerpts
to celebrate this favorite holi-
day.
There will be vocal solos
by Roger Jones, Carla May,
Tamara Marsh, Cynthia
Rhew, and Randy Mims; bag-


pipes by Chris Clark, vocal
duet by Tom Adams and
Bedford Watkins, with "bar-
bershop" selections by the
Baykeeper Quartet and a
drama presentation by the
Dixie Theatre's Cleo and Rex
Partington.
The Ilse Newell Concert
Series is sponsored by the
Apalachicola Area Historical
Society, a 501 (c) 3 education-
al corporation the state of
Florida. A $2.00 donation is
requested at the door for those
not holding season member-
ships.


Quiet Day at St. James Episcopal Church


The Daughters of the King
at St. James Episcopal
Church will sponsor a Quiet
Day for the community on
Saturday, February 12.
The quiet meditation peri-
od will from 10:00 a.m. until
noon. Father Joseph Hagberg
will divide tl3e meditation time
with short messages.


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


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Beach Baptist Wednesday Dinner Menu Clowning Performer Kenneth Jay at
The menu for Beach dessert & tea. Dinners may be. The church is located at First Baptist iCh h of Port St Joe
Baptist Chapel's Wednesday eaten in or taken out and are 311 Columbus Street, St. Joe First Ch
night supper for Feb. 16 will served from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Beach. Call 647-3950 to place On Sunday, February 13, twirling, large-screen video,
be spaghetti w/ meat sauce, EST. A $5.00 donation' per orders. n lc clnn rrr, Kenneth music, p y, and dramatic
tossed salad, garlic bread; plate is appreciated. Everyone is welcome. clowning performer, Kenneth music, poetry, and dramatic
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BINGO...
very Thursday at 7 p.m. 27 Sixth Street
t. Patrick's Church Hall Apalachicola
Nine Gamest! Two Jackpots!!

Good.Shepherd theran Churci
929 South Tyndall Parkway
'anama City, orida 32404
phone 871-6811
www.GoodShepherdLC.com

Regular Sunday Worship at 8.00 a.m. 10:30 am
Sunday School /,tdult lible Study at 9:15 am.

Slated nursery is provided during the
Sunday School hour and 10:30 worship service.
'lease accept this special invitation to be our guest

Long Avenue Baptist Church
STouching Lives...
S One Heart At A Time

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

Sunday Messages 2/12
AM: Commitment: Sailing Toward Success
PM: .Series: Spiritual Warfare
H.O.P.E....Everyone needs to experience a
certain amount of hope in their lives. Life with-
out hope leads to discouragement, distress, &
depression. Hope is essential to healthy living.
Happiness 'is vital to good health.
Optimism is also essential. Perseverence is a
necessity to living well & remaining hopeful.
Encouragement given to others will also be a
blessing to you. The Bible says, "I can do all
things through Him who strengthens me." No
matter what trial or trouble you face today -
you can overcome & experience a ife of
hope.
Worship on Sunday: 11:00am and 7:00pm
Bible Study on Sunday: 9:45am and 5:00pm
Worship on Wednesday: 7:00pm


. pTirst Baptist Church>
z 1s 1 102 THIRD STREET, PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Michael Rogers, Minister to Students
Sunday School .................................. 9:45 am
Morning Worship Service ......8:30 & 11:00 am
Disciple Training .............................. 6:00 pm
Evening Worship ....................... 7:00 pm.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ............. 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM ......7:49 am ET
K "THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"

you're Among friends at
Oak Grove AssemblV ot'odf
David fernandez, Pastor
Office: 850227-1837 Parsonage: 850229-6271.
613.Madison Street Port St.Joe. f
Schedule of Services
Sunday Wednesday
Sunday School 9:45am .1dWWeekMeal 5:OOpm
3Mornin gWorshp 10:45am M.d Week Bible Study 6:15pm
Xlds on the.Move 10:45am Ministryin action 6:15pm
CrossTralning Youth 6:15pm
.Men's Mnistry- Monday -6:30pm
Ladles ,Mnistry- Tuesday- 7:00pm
Dynamic Praise i Worship Preaching the Pure Word


M1 The Potter's House
W HERE BROKEN VESSELS ARE MADE NEW
,.... ',--, Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
850-639-5993 850-639-4588
636 Second Street Post Office Box 631 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
.SERVICE SCHEDULE
Sunday Morning Worship & Sunday
School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.
YOU ARE WELCOME AT THE POTTER'S HOUSE


) 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 8,
*Young Children Z
S -., -- ,, Hig 71 / Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd. /
Pastor Rev. J. Re la /ei Costin Sr. Bl


R9eA. eSaa.Gui4a PaXto
The Catholic Church of Gulf County Welcomes You
St Joseph St Lawrence Mission
20th & Monument Hwy 71 North
Port St Joe, FL Wewahitchka, FL
(850) 227-1417
Weekend Mass schedule
4:00 pm Sat. (ET)
9:30 am Sun. (ET 11:00 am Sun. (CT)
Ash Wednesday Mass 5:30 pm
RENEW Season IV 6:30 pm Thurdays
Stations of the Cross 6:30 pm Fridays


Church of Christ

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



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


Worship-10:00
Small Groups-6:00
Wednesday:
Night-7:00


227-1180
www.graceeagles.org


Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"


Port St. Joe
Apolachicola Panama City
Hwy. 98


/:uu weanesaay evening
Pastors Andrew
&
Cathy Rutherford Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates I Fmily Life Church
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net V Wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)


jay, wiu De periormingaL
First Baptist Church in Port
St. Joe.
Kenneth will share his
message through mime,
humor, illusions, juggling,


readings.
The performance will
begin at 7:00 p.m.
Everyone is invited to
attend.


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

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

i ,CL, "A Reformed Voice
P.M g in the Community"

"'il C Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor

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


+ 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 C(hrts JBshtp


14, at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. CT.
Tickets are $7.50 per per-
son. The meal is a choice of
baked chicken breast or pork
chop, salad, mixed vegetables,
au gratin potatoes, bread,
dessert, tea or coffee.
Piano music will be pro-
vided by Connie Risinger.
All proceeds go to mis-
sions locally and overseas.
Call Joan 527-2560, the
church office 648-8820 or see
any lady of UMW.

Wake-Up
by Billy Johnson
Down through the ages,
pornography .has been
around.
With t.v. and other
devices, it does now much
more abound.
We see in II Samuel, how
David let pornography win.
He saw Bathsheba
bathing, and this caused him
to sin.
David says in Psalm 101,
he'll set nothing wicked before
his eyes.
He says there will be no
deceit in his house,
and he'll keep no one
around that lies.
This might have been his
intentions at first.
But watching Bathsheba
just brought out the worst.
David was then, as many
are today.
We let the physical push
the spiritual away.
We have the word to read,
so we know the way.
But pornography and
other things lead us astray.
With alcohol flowing, with
drugs, and flesh,
This country is smelling
more like trash.
If Christians -don't wake
up, and spread the word with
a yell.
The majority of this coun-
try is going to hell.


TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN
+ ST. JAMES'

EPISCOPAL CHURCH
800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
The Rev. Joseph A. Hagberg, Rector
8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
Holy Eucharist With Healing Tuesdays at 12 noon
Holy Eucharist Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org 850-227-1845

<. FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution and i monument Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724


Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship: 7:00 p.m.
k AU Times are EST
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Dan Rhodes PASTOR
Jarrod Wester
Director of south Minitries
DeborahLoyless
Director of Children Miniri


Jesus is Lord an He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:

fliglanht jiefn paptist furcpt
382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306
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5unaay vcnool 9:4V a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 6:00 p.m.
stbrook, Disclpleship Training 5:00 p.m.
tor Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.


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


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m
Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in
Him." Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725
t.ham^^m1usm1raamoum


New Life Christian Center's Annual

Valentines Day Banquet Feb. 12th


Join us in worship ...
10:30 Sunday_ Morning


Worhi atth Chrc o


Establishedl 1937 0 Servina Gulf County annd surrounding areas for 67 years


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Faith Christian School

Dr. William R. Taylor, and Chancellor of Faith
pastor of Faith Bible Church Christian School, will be




What New


For Lunch?


Port St. Joe Elementary
School & Wewahitchka


chunks, & milk. Monday,
February 14, beef stew,
tossed salad, fruit cocktail,


making an Ecuador vision
trip with missionary Don
Gahagen beginning Monday,
Feb. 7, and returning on
Feb. 12. They will fly out of
Tallahassee to Miami and
then on to Quito and
Guayaquil in Ecuador. Dr.
Taylor will be assisting and
encouraging missionaries,
lay leaders, and their fami-
lies in small churches in the
area around Guayaquil.
Please join us in prayer for
their safety and for God's
rich blessing for them and
for those they contact during
their ministry in Ecuador
with the Mission to the World
grbup.
February is the maga-
zines sales month at. Faith
Christian. Students are given
a packet of booklets to com-
nlptp with names and


Elementary School rolls & milk. Tuesday, addresses that will be con-
Thursday, February 10, February 15, turkey tacted about buying and
chicken nuggets, green w/cheese sandwich, french renewing magazine subscrip-
beans, carrot sticks, pears, fries, pears, & milk. ions. Each completed book-
bread &. milk. :Friday, Wednesday, February 16, let turned in this week earns
February 11, pizza w/pork chicken fajitas, corn, brown- about $5.00 for the school,
topping, tossed salad iesso be sure to get them in
w/ranch dressing, pineapple Wewahitchka Middle Our next fundraising
chunks, &'milk. Monday, School & Wewahitchka event will be the spaghetti
February 14, ,beef ,stew, School dinner and auction to be
tossed salad; fruit cocktail, HighSchool
tossed saladfruit cocktail, Thursday, February 10, held Saturday, March 19th,
rolls & milk. Tuesday, chicken nuggets, tater tots, at the Centennial building. II
February. 15, turkey orange halves, graham you have an item (or items]
/cheese.. sandwich, french crackers, bread & milk. that'can be auctioned, please
,fries, spice cake & milk. Friday, February 11, pizza contact Kathie Sarmiento at
Wednesday, February 16, w/pork topping, tossed salad the school, 229-6707. This is
beef taco, corn, peaches, & w/ranch dressing, pineapple always a great time of fun,
milk.. chunks, & milk. Monday, food, and special bargains.
Port St. Joe Middle School February 14, beef-a-roni, We will tell you more as the
& Port St. Joe High School tossed salad, fruit cocktail, time approaches.
S Thursday, February 10, rolls & milk. Tuesday, Art students in grades
chicken nuggets, tater tots, February 15, turkey five through 11 are working
'orange halves, graham w/cheese sandwich, french diligently to prepare for an
crackers, bread & milk. fries, pears, & milk. art show for your enjoyment
Friday, February 11, pizza Wednesday, February 16, at the March 19th dinner
w/pork topping, tossed salad beef taco, corn, brownies & and auction. Fourth and fifth
w/ranch dressing, pineapple milk. grade students are excited

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
unprecedented devastation,
and communities around the
world are pulling together to
Help these victims.
Please inake this commu-
nity fund-raiser a success on
March 5 by attending the
silent auction or the fish fry
'anytime from 12:00 p.m. until
6:00 p.m. CST at the First


United Methodist Church, 111
22nd St., Mexico Beach.
Any donations for the
silent auction are appreciated,
and the company's name will
be recognized for your contri-
bution. 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.


about entering a weather
awareness poster contest
sponsored by Florida's
American Red Cross
Chapters, the National
Weather Services, the State
of Florida Division of
Emergency Management, the
State of Florida Department
of Education, and the Florida
Emergency Preparedness
Association. The posters
must be sent on or before
Feb. 15 and the winners will
receive savings bonds. The
best posters from each coun-
ty will be displayed in the
rotunda of the State Capital
during Florida's Hazardous
Weather Awareness Week.
Activities and dates to
remember in Feb. are
progress reports on February
17, holiday on Presidents
Day, Feb. 21, and spring pic-
tures on Feb. 23. Spirit Week
will begin in early March,
and our annual Field Day
will be March 11. Students
in grades five, six, seven and


eight have begun prepara-
tions for their science pro-
jects which will be due April
29.
During this season of
Valentines, hearts, candy
and flowers, let's turn our
attention to special verses


spoken by Jesus in John
13:34,35. "A new command I
give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you
must love one another. By
this all men will know that
you are my disciples if you
love one another."


We Treat The Following Conditions p
In The Privacy & Comfort of Our Clinic


Cold Feet
Heel Pain
Bunions
Fungus Toenails
Ingrown Toenails
* Arthritic Foot Care


Corns
*Warts
Callouses
Burning Feet
Numb Feet
* Diabetic Foot Care


229-6665
Dr. Burton S. Schuler, Podiatrist
2401 West hStee t
Cone of* .vnu &Hy 8# .anm Ct 80.76.3333


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


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


BUSINESS AND


APALACHICOLA
2BR/2BA with well and
landscaped 120'x100' lot
..............................$419,000


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


NOTICE TO RECEIVE AI PF: 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


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worked extremely hard and
improved greatly. Way to go
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Offered @ $1,200,000.



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Broker Associate, GRI
After Hours:
850-229-9353






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

S Bobbie Edwards,
Agent
After Hours:
850-229-9325
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I1ST TIER in INDIAN PASS
with unobstructed views of the
SGulf & St. Vincent Island. Home
.mtSfeatures elevator, RV Hook-Up
and excellent rental history.
Offered @ $739,000.

4,64 Rachel Browning,
Agent
After Hours:
850-229-8704
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CAPE SAN BLAS with hot,tub,
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commercial lots offered sepa-
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BAYVIEW on Cape San Blas
$345,000
SACREAGE 40 acres near Bristol
with gorgeous hardwoods,
rolling hills, spring fed creek.
Very private $92,500
a BAY FRONT ON CAPE SAN
BLAS Large 100'x 500'
Sapprox. Deep water access.
$989,000


The unit is finally getting
ready for our first competi-
tion of the year! It will be
held at Florida A & M
UIgversity, on Feb. 12. Many
of the cadets in the unit have


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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


CAPE SAN BLAS -
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


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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 cor-
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 Poirte Subdivision
Interior lot near amenities
Offered 9 $399,900


SCALLOPER'S DREAM This
BAYFRONT cottage features t
panoramic views of St. Joseph
Bay. Recently renovated, large
screened in back porch, deed-
ed gulf access, & much more! Ole,
Priced to sell @ $349,000

Dawn & Randall Jones,
Agent e*,
After Hours:
850-229-9139
Mobile:
850-227-4111 ,


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GULF FRONT LOT ONl -S
INDIAN PASS with sweep-
ing views of the Gulf ,of
Mexico. This lot is perfect for "
you coastal dream home! Itge
won't last long @
$725,000

Kaye Haddock, *9g
Agent
After Hours:
850-227-7114
Mobile: OS,
850-227-6600


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GULFVIEW HOME ON CAPE
SAN BLAS This spotless home
features numerous upgrades %
including new appliances, cedar
room, lush landscaping w/irriga-
tion, enclosed garage, screen
porch with sweeping gulf viewsU#,
and much morel Priced to sell
@ $319,000


INDIAN PASS Gulfview
home with extra lot in Indian
Pass. This home is a short walk
to the gulf and features twoOleL
storage workshops, enclosed
garage, mother in law quarters
& more! Offered @
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Bayfront on Cape San Bias 60l
$499,500
GULF FRONT in highly desir-
able Indian Pass Priced to sell
0 $725,000
High Traffic Commercial lot S
located on the corner of Hwy
98 & Hwy 71 Offered @
$1,200,000
Gulf Front Lot on Cape San go
Bias with Gorgeous Views
$920,000


by Whitney M. Nixon
An epidemic is running
rampant through the halls of
Port St. Joe High School, and
is spreading quicker than
anyone could have predicted.
Yes, seniorities is setting in
once more and, contrary to
the name, is affecting juniors
as well as seniors. "I'm just
as ready to graduate as you
are," comments junior Jessie
Weimorts. "I've had seniori-
ties since the seventh grade,"
discloses senior Randy
Brannen. Why now has this
disease struck again? Well,
the half point of the third
nine-weeks is about to be
marked and progress reports
sent home. This means
approximately thirteen
weeks until graduation.
While seniors are beginning
to get excited about gradua-
tion, there are still many
weeks of work ahead, and
PSJHS is buzzing with activ-
ity.
Cap and gown photos, as
well as buddy shots, will be
taken Monday, February
14th. Students, put on your
Sunday clothes and gel your
hair. Capture memories that
will last you a lifetime.
PSJHS extends a warm
welcome to the new science
teacher Jamie Bush. Ms.
Bush comments, "I'm really
excited about working with
the staff and students; every-
one's been very helpful and
welcoming." Ms. Bush, born
in Savannah, GA, is a gradu-
ate from North Georgia
College and State University,
majoring in biology with
minors in chemistry and
psychology. She plans to
attend medical school and
join the Air Force in the
future. Being a student
myself in her physics class, I
can testify to the fact that
she is very intelligent and
personable. The excitement
of a new teacher is com-
pounded by the excitement
over the return of Officer
Brumbaugh, who has been
out with a knee injury. We're
glad to have him back, keep-
ing order in the lunch line.
FCAT Writing Field Test
and Florida Writes are


physical fitness, personnel
inspection, armed basic drill
and unarmed exhibition drill
as well as an academic exam.
All of the work will finally pay
offl They will be competing
against much larger schools
such as Arnold, St Lucie,
Crystal River, and many oth-
ers.
The cadets are also sell-
ing tickets to the community
for our annual Valentine
Basket drawing. Tickets are
$1 each and the drawing will
be held at the high school
office at noon Friday, Feb.
11. The winner of the draw-
ing will win a basket of good-
ies full of gifts and gift certifi-
cates from many of our gen-
erous businesses here in
Port St Joe and Mexico
Beach. There will be a 1st
and 2nd place .drawing and
you do not need to be pre-
sent to win. So be on the
lookout for those cadets!
Thanks for your support
of the NJROTC for those who
donated to the basket. Have
a great week and God bless!


approaching on Feb. 8.
Teachers and students are
putting in a supreme effort to
get in all the study time pos-
sible before the tests.
Parents, these tests are
important. Please encourage
our children to spend study.
time at home.
The Algebra 1 Honors
class is performing some
community service by partic-
ipating in the annual' Math-
a-Thon to raise money for St.
Jude's Children's Research
Hospital. It is a great cause,
and your donations could
save the life of a child. We
should all endeavor to help
these kids who are less fortu-
nate than ourselves. We are
all blessed and should share
our blessings with others
who have a greater need
than we do.
Another worthy cause is
supporting vocational educa-
tion. The welding class at
Port St. Joe High School per-
forms small welding projects
for donations. They also
build grills of all kinds for
donations. Many of these
students are very talented.
They will do an excellent job
and work for less money
than a professional. So save
some money and support
vocational education. Please
contact Tommy Knox at 229-
8251 or stop by the Welding
Shop at PSJHS for additional
information.
Are you in the mood for
some exquisite entertain-
ment? Musical Theatre will
be presenting their first
Dessert Theatre during the
"Night at the Improv" on
February 17th at 6:30 p.m.
in the commons area. This is
a night of all original stu-
dent-generated materials.
Come watch the aspiring tal-
ent perform especially for
you. Get their autographs;
they could very well be worth
a lot of money one day.
Dessert, tea or coffee and the
performance will be provided
for only $5.00. It's a bargain!
Contact Mrs. Ann Comforter
or any theatre student for
tickets because they will not
be sold at the door. So, get
your tickets today!


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We had a great turn out
for "Muffins for Moms" and
"Donuts for Dads". Thanks
to our PTSO for their support
in making this a yearly
event.
Progress reports for this
grading period were sent
home on Tuesday, February
8. If you would like to sched-
ule a parent/teacher confer-
ence, please call 227-3211.
The SGA is selling valen-
tines before school and dur-
ing lunch for $.50. Order
your valentine for a valen-
tine!
Our eighth graders will
attend a field trip to
Tallahassee on either
Thursday, February 10 or
Friday, February 11.
Our sixth graders will be
attending a field trip on
Friday, February 25, to
Panama City. Field trip
money must be turned in by
Friday, February 4.
Our Valentine's Day
dance will be held on
Monday, February 14, at
1:00 p.m. Parents, please
ask your. child what item you
are to send for the dance.
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Capital City Bank Group Signs Agreement to




Acquire First Alachua Banking Corporation


Capital City Bank
Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CCBG),
announced the signing of a
definitive agreement to
acquire First Alachua
Banking Corporation
("FABC"), headquartered in
Alachua. FABC's wholly-
owned subsidiary, First
National Bank of Alachua
("FNBA") has $229 million in
assets, seven offices located
in Alachua County -
Gainesville (three), Alachua,
High Springs, Jonesville.
Newberry and an eighth
office in Hastings, Florida,
which is located in St. Johns
County. FABC also has a
mortgage lending office in
Gainesville and a financial
services division.
Subject to certain poten-
tial adjustments, FABC
shareowners will receive
$2,847.04 in cash and
71.176 shares of CCBG com-
man stock for each of the
10,186 shares of FABC com-


mon stock issued and out-
standing. Based on Capital
City's closing market price
on Nasdaq on February 2,
this cash and stock combi-
nation equaled aggregate
consideration of $58.2 mil-
lion.
The acquisition, which is
subject to regulatory
approval, the approval of
FABC shareowners and other
customary closing condi-
tions, is scheduled to close
mid-year. Excluding one-
time, merger-related expens-
es, the transaction is expect-
ed to be $.02 per share dilu-
tive in 2005 and $.01 to $.02
per share accretive in 2006.
Capital City Bank
Group, Inc. President and
Chief Executive Officer
William G. Smith, Jr., said,
"First National Bank of
Alachua has a strong history
of serving its clients for over
97 years. First National's
senior management and


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associates have done a
tremendous job of providing
quality products and ser-
vices to their clients and we
look forward to them joining
the Capital City team. We will
continue to build on the
strong legacy of community
service provided by First
National Bank. Their com-
mitment to clients will only
be enhanced by the addition-
al financial products and
services offered by Capital
City."
The completion of this
acquisition marks a signifi-
cant expansion for Capital
City in north central Florida.
Capital City Bank has sever-
al offices in neighboring
counties surrounding
Gainesville, including Bell,
Bronson, Chiefland, Fanning
Springs, Keystone Heights,
Palatka, Starke, Trenton and
Williston. The acquisition of
FABC will increase Capital
City's assets to $2.6 billion.
"Our customers will con-
tinue to receive the high-
quality, hometown service
they are accustomed to
receiving from our staff,"
said Jerry M. Smith,
President and Chairman of
the Board of FABC and
FNBA. "For nearly 100 years,
we have provided excellent
service to our customers and
I am confident this commit-
ment will continue under the
Capital City name. They have
built their company around
customer service and have
an unprecedented commit-
ment to relationship bank-
ing."
About First Alachua
Banking Corporation:
First Alachua Banking
Corporation is a financial
services company and the
parent company of First
National Bank of Alachua
which was established in
1908. First National is head-
quartered in Alachua,
Florida and has assets total-


ing $229 million in eight
offices in north central
Florida. The Bank offers its
clients a variety of services
including deposit services,
loans, ATMs, credit card
merchant services, invest-
ment services, mortgage
lending and business
accounts. "First National
Bank of Alachua's website is
fnba.net.
About Capital City Bank
Group, Inc.:
Capital City Bank
Group, Inc. is a $2.4 billion
financial services company
headquartered in
Tallahassee, providing tradi-
tional deposit and credit ser-
vices, asset management,
trust, mortgage banking,
bankcards, data processing,
and securities brokerage ser-
vices. Founded in 1895,
Capital City Bank has 60
banking offices, five mort-
gage lending offices, 75
ATMs, and 11 Bank 'N Shop


locations in Florida, Georgia
and Alabama. For more
information about Capital
City Bank Group, Inc. visit
us on the Web at
www.ccbg.com.
"Safe Harbor" Statement
under the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of
1995: The matters dis-
cussed in this press release,
that are not historical facts,
contain forward-looking
information with respect to
strategic initiatives. Such
forward-looking statements
are based on current plans
and expectations, which are
subject to a number of
uncertainties and risks that
have been described in
Capital City Bank Group's
annual report on Form 10-K
for the fiscal year ended
December 31, 2003, and the
Company's other filings with
the Securities and Exchange
Commission. These uncer-
tainties and risks could


cause future results to differ
materially from those antici-
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After three months, the
wait is finally over.
Connoisseurs of salads,
burgers and sandwiches can
take heart in the return of
the fresh Florida tomato.
Florida's devastating
hurricane season-which
destroyed tomatoes in the
field and delayed planting of
new crops-had contributed
to a short-term shortage of
fresh tomatoes in much of
the country. The situation
was made worse by problems
in other tomato-producing
areas (heavy rains during the
harvest season in California
and a continuing pest prob-
lem in Mexico.) As a result,
many consumers saw empty
tomato bins in their grocery
stores or restaurant menus
indicating that tomatoes
were readily available only by


special request or, in some
cases, not at all.
But now, tomatoes are
back. Retail grocery prices
for tomatoes, which had
peaked at nearly $4 per
pound in October and
November, are returning to
normal levels.
"Florida tomatoes are
back in the marketing
pipeline thanks to the hard
work and perseverance of
our state's farmers," Florida
Agriculture Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson said.
"We, encourage corporate
buyers for grocery chains
and restaurants to move
swiftly to help satisfy con-
sumers' pent-up demand for
this delicious and healthy
product."
An unprecedented four
major hurricanes-Charley,


Frances, Ivan and
Jeanne-battered Florida's
farmers in August and
September, leaving in their
wake uprooted crops, flooded
fields and a mangled infra-
structure. Many Florida
tomato growers replanted
their crops after Charley and
Frances only to see them
destroyed soon after by
Jeanne.
"Florida's farmers have
rebuilt, replanted and
revived much of our state's
agriculture industry,"
Bronson said. 'This is vital
not only for our state but for
the entire nation, since
Florida farmers produce 80
percent of this country's
domestically grown vegeta-
bles during the winter
months."


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Rehabilitation Center would
like to congratulate Renee
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Renee has been a valued
employee in the
Housekeeping Department


for 11 years. Her friendli-
ness extends to all she greets
in the halls and her excep-
tional work ethic is apparent
throughout the facility.
She was presented with
a beautiful plaque at the
Town Hall Meeting' on


February 3rd. She will be
given the privilege of her own
parking space in the front of
the building and $100 cash.
She will be eligible for
Employee of the Year for
2005. Congratulations
Renee!!


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PSS Receives Third Place AwarElders wi
PSJHS Receives Third Place AwardE


Port St. Joe High School heads up the yearbook staff,
received the third place has received numerous
award from Florida
award from Florida awards for publishing out-
Scholastic Press Association
for its yearbook, Monument. standing yearbooks at
Valarie Clayton, who PSJHS.

Project Graduation Meeting


Project Graduation will
hold an important meeting
on Tuesday, Feb. 15, in the
commons area of the Port St.
Joe High School at 6:00 p.m.
It is mandatory that all
committees be present. Final


arrangements are being
.made.
Congratulations to the
raffle ticket winner. Thanks
to everyone who supported
our seniors by purchasing a
raffle ticket.


The Area Agency on
Aging for North Florida
announces the availability of
Emergency Home Energy
Assistance Program for the
elderly in Bay, Calhoun,
Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf,
Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson,
Leoh, Liberty, Madison,
Taylor, Wakulla, and
Washington counties. To be
eligible, the applicant must
be 60 years of age or older
and has not received any
prior assistance toward the
payment of their utility/gas
bill from October 2004. A
benefit up to $300.00 will be
allowed, if the applicant, is


th Utility
approved, toward the full
payment of a past or current
bill, no reimbursements are
provided. This funding is
based on a prioritization
method and will be available
until funds are exhausted.
Eligibility criteria
includes, but is not limited
to: 1) at least one person age
60 or older must reside in
the home, 2) the total house-
hold income must not exceed
150% of the federal poverty
level, 3) proof of income of all
household members must be
verifiable, and 4) assistance
has not been received on any
of their utility/gas bills since


Bills
October 2004.
The EHEAP program can
be accessed by calling the
Elder Helpline at 1-800-963-
5337 or through the local
senior service provider in the
area.

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"For Colored Girls...


The Visual and seven African-American
Performing Arts Division of actresses. In the course of
Gulf Coast Community the play they share the hope,
College will again present pain and exuberance of
"for colored girls who -have being black and female in the
considered suicide when the twentieth century with each
rainbow is. enuff," February other and the audience.
11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Conceived in California
February 13 at 2:30 p.m. in in 1974, the play achieved
the Amelia Theatre Lab on critical success at Joseph
campus in Panama City. Papp's Public Theatre and on
Written by Ntozake Broadway. It won the Obie
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play, called a choreopoem by Circle Award. Ntozake
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Kidfest Comes April 16th


The Twelfth Annual
Kidfest will be held Saturday,
April 16, from 10:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. (Central Time) on
the grounds of Gulf Coast
Community College in
Panama City, Florida. The
festival provides a day of
activities and entertainment
for children and families in
the Tri-State region.
Approximately 7,000 people
attend Kidfest each year.
Sponsors,. entertainers,
vendors, volunteers, and
other participants of chil-
dren's activities are needed
to partake in Kidfest 2005
presented by Early
Education and Care, Inc.
Individuals interested in
being considered as enter-
tainers, please send an audio
tape or DVD/VHS tape to
Early Education and Care,
Inc., c/o Entertainment
Chair, 450 Jenks Avenue,
Panama City, FL 32401 or
call the telephone numbers
listed below.
Kidfest is a major com-
munity event that strength-
ens the family unit while


supporting vital children's
programs and services
through Early Education and
Care, Inc. (EEC). These chil-
dren's programs make it pos-
sible for parents to move
from welfare to work,
encourages the role of the
parent as the child's first
teacher, enhances the pro-
fessional development of
early childhood educators,
and provides direct services
for children and families. As
a private, not-for-profit cor-
poration, EEC counts on the
community to help us fulfill
our mission. Kidfest is a
wonderful celebration that
provides a day of fun and
magic for children of all ages.
All area businesses, indi-
viduals, or organizations
interested in participating in
Kidfest by sponsoring an
activity or contributing
funds, services, or volunteer
hours can contact Early
Education and Care, Inc. at
(850) 872-7550, extension
2260 or 1-800-768-8316,
extension 2260.


SAT Workshop Feb. 12 & 19


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.


Lifeguard Training Classes


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 (2) min-
utes.
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
$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,-
issued following successful
completion of the course.
For additional informa-
tion, call Carl Kleinschmidt
872-3832.


Colletta to Speak February 19th


John Phillip Colletta,
PhD. will speak on "Writing
Your Family History From
Dry Facts to Real Life
Stories" on Saturday, Feb.
19, at 8:15 a.m. CT at Gulf
Coast Community College,
Panama. City. The fee is
$40.00 and includes lunch,
coffee, pastries, and hand-
outs.


Mr. Colletta is a fascinat-
ing and knowledgeable
speaker and the Bay County
Genealogy Society is honored
to have him as its guest
speaker.
For a schedule or regis-
tration information, go to
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other awards. She has .
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Cast members Tiffane. "~.
Raulerson and Liza-Marie .
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Tickets are $10. Due to :,
subject matter and language,
this play is recommended for
mature audiences only. For
more information call (850)
872-3886.

Small Business Development Classes Offered


The Gulf Coast
Community College Small
Business Development and
Veterans Business Outreach
Center will be offering sever-
al small business seminars
in January and February:
Steps to Starting a Small
Business (fee $15)'will be
offered Thursday, February
24 at GCCC Gulf/Franklin
Center in Port St. Joe from
9:00 a.m. to noon.
Business Plan
Development, Parts I and II
(fee $45) will be offered on


Friday, February 11 and 25
at Lynn Haven Bay County
Small Business Incubator
from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.; and
Thursday, February 17 and
March 3, at the Jackson
County Agricultural
Complex, Marianna from
9:00 a.m. to noon.
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.


SI MEXICO BEACH OFFICE
1t u 101 South 33rd Street at Hwy. 98
Home: 647.8939 Cell: 227.5146
Sales: (850) 648.5683 Toll Free: (800) 260.1137
Gulf Coast Realty, Inc. E-Mail: ellen@realestatebvellen.com

NEW LISTINGS


Lovely 3 Br 2 Ba brick home on land-
scaped 1.5 lots located behind hos- .
pital with a park in front of the home.
Completely renovated beautiful
kitchen cabinetry. Great fireplace in .
living room. Large screen porch! -s'
Also, yard building with electricity
..and huge storage/crafts room in
garage. Appliances are 2 years old.
Ready and waiting with no hassle. Many amenities. $535,000 MLS 103510
Call Ellen Allemore 648-5683 or 227-5146.

024an026 in S. S o Be C


Property consists of three 75'X150'
lots. One with 3 Br 2 Ba home, a
vacant lot, and 1985 mobile home.
Great property for development -
just in the second block to beach.
Mobile home is good rental unit and
has a current tenant. $850,000
MLS 103538 Call Ellen
Allemore 648-5683 or 227-
5146


Training Opportunity
to become an

Apprentice Framer


Pay is $10.00 per hour with the opportunity for advancement
to Journeyman or Master Framer.


Requirements:


Lift at least 50 pounds
Be punctual and reliable
Reliable transportation


Work Outdoors
Follow directions
Applicants must submit to drug testing


For more information please call or visit Corrine Tison at the
Workforce Center.

625 Hwy 231, Panama City FL
Monday Friday 8am-5pm
850-872-4340 ext. 112


The Workforce Center is an equal opportunity employer. Program and auxiliary alids and services
are avaible upon request to individuals with disabilities. All client services are free of clhare.


Ij A service of
Gulf Coast Community College


Mike Halley, Owner


850/674-9188


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AUCTIONS
PUBLIC AUCTION
ESTATE OF PAUL
KUNEL
121 14TH Street
Mexico Beach, FL
Saturday, February
12. 2005
Preview 8:30-10:00
AM CST
Auction 10:00 'till last
bid called
No Minimum No
Reserve
Dick Adams AU#3226,
AB#2366
Jim Girdler AU 1923
Marble top side tbl &
washstand, mahogany
secretary, Bassett
china cab,
Renaissance Revival
chrs, cylinder roll top
desk, painted blanket
chest dated 1934,
quilts FL Museum
of History document-
ed (I backed in
"Capital & Labor in
Accord"), crocheted
cloth, mirrors, shrunk,
rocker, QA style high-
boy, dressing tbl mir-
ror, end tbls, footstool
w/needlewk top, Vict
style chrs, Lane cedar
chest, library tbl, La-
Z-Boy recliner,
bunching tbls, wooden
desk, din table/6
arrow back chrs,
cab w/enamel work
surface, Overton &
Sons ceramic tray,
Nippon, Noritake,
Lenox, Limoges,
Austrian china,
blue/white umbrella
stand, Itd ed plates,
crocks, brass, bkends,
horse/dog/glass fig-
urines, brass micro-
scope w/multiple lens,
console record player,
artwork, terrier
doorstop, linens,
steins, opera glasses,
19th cen photo
album, matchbook
covers, stamps,
leaded gls shade,
ships lanterns/clock,
barometer, Jim Beam
decanters, old photos,
book coll, postcards,
1960 sampler, milk gls
chickens, Steeple
mantle clock, cut gls,
lemonade sets,
Wedgwood inc Buxton
china, Johnson Bros
Old Britain Castles
china, Haviland, RS
Germany, blue
transferware,
Woodfield salad set,
sterling Troubadour
carving set &
souv spoons, Eng hall-
mark spoons, ster-
ling/silverplated serve
pcs, bone handle carv-
ing sets, music &
wood bxs, Wallace
Nutting prints, glass
figurines, salt/pep
shakers, punch
bowl, sml/Irg appli-
ances, Singer
Featherweight, sewing
cabinets, bkshelf,
old Navy books, chil-
drens books,
binoculars, radios,
cameras, firepl tools,
cameras, Craftmatic
bed, file cabinets,
lawnmower, Kirby vac,
elec typewriter.
Specialists of the
South, Inc 785-2577
Dick Adams cert
appraiser
International Soc of
Appraisers
cash/checks/V/MC/D
IS/AE
10% Buyers Premium
Bring your lawn
chairs.
Sml home many
breakables,
pls no children at pre-
view.
Dealers bring copy tax
certificate.
Absolute auction -
this is not a tag sale.
As is where is. All
Sales Final.

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


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

2002 Honda Accord
LX. Black, clean,
36,700 miles $12,500.
770-474-9784 2tp2/10

For Sale 2000
Cadillac Escalade.
White, 4WD, Excellent


Condition. $21,000,
Call 653-8152 2tp2/10

2000 350 Bayou ATV
for sale. $1000. 648-
2745. 2tp2/10


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

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


BUSINESS FOR SALE
URGENT! 5 Reps
needed immediately in
the Franklin and/or
Gulf County area.
Special start-up fee
only $5.00 for the
month of February.
Start earning extra
money immediately.
Call CHERI MAXWELL
TODAY for more info
and to set up your
appointment. Call 653-
2137 or 653-6209
TODAY!. 2tp2/10

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

FOR RENT
2Br/2Ba Brick, fenced
yard. Fridge. Great
yard fruit trees. All
electric. Available
March, 15. $825/
month. Minimum year
lease. Dep required.
Wewahitchka. 527-
9199. 2tp2/10

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. +
utilities (long term
rental). Avail. immedi-
ately. Call JD at (678)
358-5239. 3tp2/3

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
askforRuss. tfcl/27

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

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. sk/l

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

Leasing Opportunity
Retail space for lease
in West End Harbor in
Mex. Bch. Avail. spring
'06. Multiple spaces
avail. 900 1800 sq. ft.
Call Chrystina 850-
648-8900 for details.
tfcl/13

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

IF|?NITURI
Used furniture, for
sale. Johnnie's Trim
Shop, 310 4th St.,

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

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


Under New Management


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PINE RIDGE APTS.,


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


SVoice/TrY Access
711-850-227-7451


PLUS SMALL ENGINE
REPAIRS
NOW AVAILABLE
Climate Control

St. Joe
Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112
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commission plan,
mileage reimburse-
ment and our
resources that will
lead you to a success-
ful sales leader in our
department.
The Apalachicola &
Carrabelle Times
offers 401k, company
pension plan, success
sharing, paid holiday
and sick leave, and
paid vacation.
Please sent resume to
Krichelle Halualani
General Manager
P.O. Box 308
Port St. Joe, FL
32457
Drug-Free Workplace
Equal Opportunity
Employer


Established 1938 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67 years


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FURNITURE
For sale: 7 piece dining
room oval table and 6
chairs. $175. Call after
6 pm. 229-8683.
2tp2/10

Computer/Printer/
Desk. many chairs,
tables, lamps. Call
Anytime 227-1932.
2tp2/10

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


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

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Ready to
"^ Finish
Furniture






Yard Sale Fri & Sat 11I
& 12, 9-? Furn. &.
* misc, vintage glass &
antiques. 411 Ling St.
HV Please no early
birds. ltp2/10

Yard Sale: Sat. Feb 12,
8-12, 309 6th St.
Canister Vac,
Computer desk, Ladies
Plus and misses
clothes and much
more. ltp2/10

Moving Soon: Call me I
have boxes Free to
you You haul them -
227-1171. ltp2/10

Yard Sale Sat Feb 12
7:30-? 212 12th St.
PSJ. Lots of kids items.
ltp2/10

UiL? WA4TU,
WANTED: Class A
Driver for delivery
truck to run bait route.
For more information
call Randy @ (850)
229-8229 or (850) 527-
7526. 2tp2/10

A dynamic, fast-grow-
ing, local CPA firm is
currently interviewing
for the position of
Professional Assistant.
This position requires
the ability to maintain
a high level of confi-
dentiality, work inde-
pendently, handle
multiple tasks, and
possess excellent com-
munications skills.
Exceptional computer
skills are needed, as
well as an ability to
work well under pres-
sure. We value our
professionals and offer
a competitive salary
plus paid vacation and
holidays. This is a
great opportunity for
individuals desiring a
culture that promotes
integrity, teamwork,
advancement and
quality of life. Please
reply in confidence to
KeithJones@GTCom.n
et; Fax (850)229-9398
or mail to Keith L.
Jones CPA, 411 Reid
Avenue, Port St. Joe,
FL 32456 3tc2/10

Now Hiring Dump
Truck Drivers CDL
Class B Must Pass
Drug Test and have
Clean Driving Record-
Submit application or
resume' to 1730 Trout
Avenue, (Highland
View) C.R. Smith &
Son, Inc is an
EOE/Drug Free
Workplace. PLEASE
NO PHONE CALLS.
3tp2/10


BEACH

STORAGE
Day: 227-7200
Night: 647-3882
St. Joe Beach


MINI STORAGE
Of 228 Reid Ave, Street, Port St. Joe, FL
229-6200 Office
814-7400 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours


HELP WANTED
Help Wanted -
Toucan's Restaurant
all positions full time,
part time. Call 648-
4301. 2tc2/10

Need home caregiver,
willing to stay
overnight. Well quali-
fied and experienced in
elder care. References
Required. Call 1-850-
227-3203. 2tc2/10

Exp. meat cutter
needed full time. MB
648-5129 2tp2/10

The Port Inn is now
accepting applications
for the following posi-
tions: House keeping
and Breakfast atten-
dants. Full and part
time positions are
available. Candidate
must be able to work
weekends and early
morning shifts. Please
apply in person at the
address below. Make
beds, make waffles,
make money Inquire
about benefit package!
Port Inn, 501
Monument Ave. Port
St. Joe, FL 32456.
2tc2/10

The Dental office of
Frank D. May, DMD is
looking for Two addi-
tional Team Members.
Dental Assisting and
Front office skills pre-
ferred, but we will be
happy to train the right
individuals. Great
hours, excellent salary,
full benefits including
medical, dental, 401K,
vacation pay, etc. Do
you want to be part of
.the Best? Send your
resume' and photo-
graph to 319 Williams
Ave. Port St. Joe, Fl
32456. No Phone Calls
Please tfc2/10

Human Resources
Generalist St. Joe
Towns & Resorts, one
of Florida's premier
developers 'of excep-
tional residential and
leisure destinations, is
seeking a self-starter,
dedicated to task and
our employees, who
has good organization-
al and creative prob-
lem solving skills, to
join us as a Human
Resources Generalist
for our operations in
Gulf, Franklin and
Leon counties.
Our generalist will be
responsible for
staffing, including
recruiting, screening
candidates, conducting
background and drug
screening, job offers,
in-processing, new
employee orientation,
and working with new
employees to ensure
they are successful in
their role. Additional
responsibilities will
include aspects of
employee communica-
tion, compensation,
benefits, training, and
regulatory and admin-
istrative compliance.
Qualified candidates
will have a bachelor's
degree in business or
human resources,
knowledge of federal
and state laws regard-
ing employment prac-
tices, and 2-3 years
human resources
experience. Exper-
ience using Word,
Excel and an HRIS
database are preferred.
We offer an excellent
compensation pack-
age, including medical,
dental and life insur-
ance; pension plan;
401(k); stock pur-
chase; long and short-
terni disability; supple-
mental life insurance
and supplemental dis-
ability plans.
If you are seeking a
challenging opportuni-
ty with a dynamic and
growing company,
send your resume by
e-mail to jennlfer.bass
@joe.com. EEO We
require a background
check and drug
screening. ltc2/10

Grow With The
Times Newspaper
Advertising Sales
Team
The Advertising Sales
Department has a
great opportunity for
an aggressive sales
person.
A positive attitude
and strong sales
skills will place you in
this key sales posi-
tion.
We offer a strong


.ALL CANDIDATES MUST ALSOCALL
our automated interview line: (800) 745-3633.
Check Us Out On The Web At
www.CaspersCompany.com


TRAWICK COMPANY, INC.

Are you an energetic and dependable
worker? If so, you qualify for an opportu-
nity to launch your career with a growing
company! You must be willing to travel
and have valid ID and SS card. Come by,
introduce yourself and fill out an applica-
tion. (EOE)

We offer great benefits to qualifying
employees such as 401k, group medical
and dental insurance, employee stock pur-
chase, vacation, life and LTD Insurance,
uniforms and per diem.

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We are now hiring
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-Equipment Operators
-Construction Crew Laborers


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1555 South Boulevard / Chipley, FL

850.638.0429 s/1



/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):
SReservationist (Apalachicola) Full &
Part-Time Provide travel information and
arranges accommodations for tourists using
Rental software. Computer skills required.
SInspector (Cape San Blas & St. George
Island) Inspects rental homes including bath-
rooms, living area, kitchen and foyers. Keen eye
for cleanliness required. Housekeeping experi-
ence.
SReception/Customer Service Personnel
(Cape San Bias & St. Joe Beach/Mexico
Beach) Full Time Must have outgoing per-
sonality, strong communication skills, comput-
er skills required. Professional in appearance.
Experience in hospitality industry is helpful.
Experienced Cleaners (Cape San Bias) -
Partners preferred.
Experienced Realtors Great opportunities
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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For Sale Snapper,
Hydro Rider like new.
$800. Call 647-3810.
3tp2/10
For Sale 1) 3.5 ton
split h/p cond unit
$350. 1) 3.5 ton STNT
cool cond. unit. (still
under warranty).
Installation available
(ask for details) Call
827-8429. ltp2/10

Storage shed for sale,
Free!! 6' wide X 12'
long X 8' high. All wood
storage shed for sale.
Free if you move it!
Can be seen at 101
20th St. or call Rex
@227-1753 for more
info. 2tp2/3


HELP WANTED
Coastal Design &
Landscape, Inc.
Office Manager
Position accounts
receivable, accounts
payable, collections,
purchasing, office
duties etc. Quick
Books experience a
plus, fax resume to
850-229-2990. tfc2/10

Office manager
desired for busy office
supply and printing
firm. Successful appli-
cant needs to be a peo-
ple person with good
communication skills,
and the ability to man-
age purchasing and
other employees.
Computer skills need-
ed. Hrs 8-5pm M-F.
Complete benefit pro-
gram offered. Send
resume to Ramsey's
Printing, 209 Reid
Ave., Port St. Joe, FL
32456, or pick up
application. Drug Free
workplace. ltc2/10


CLASSIFIED ADS


IL I IE 0 AR F -r 1 0 1 I I x N I-, - -- -- I -- - I -


HELP WANTED
Massage therapist
needed. Apply within.
2904 W Hwy 98.
Mexico Beach, FL.
648-5445. 2tp2/10

Part-time help wanted
at Lady Fish. Now tak-
ing applications for
weekday and weekend
help. Please come by
Wednesday Saturday
between 10:00 am and
5:00 pm Central.
3tc2/10

DRIVER TRAINEES
NEEDED NOW! No
experience required.
Werner has immediate
positions for entry-
level semi drivers. Our
avg Drivers earn more
than $36K first year.
60% of Werner drivers
get home nightly or
weekly. 15 day CDL
Training now available
in your area. Fpr a
solid new career, call
Today 1-866-280-
5309. 4tc2/3


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

St. George Plantation
Administration
Opening The St.
George Plantation
Property Owners'
Association is seeking
a qualified professional
candidate for a full
time office administra-
tion position working
with the Architectural
Control Committee.
The position includes a
competitive salary plus
benefits. Qualifica-
tions include a high
school degree and sev-
eral years of office
administrative experi-
ence. Please send
detailed resume and
cover letter in confi-
dence by 25, 2005 to
Manager, St. George
POA, 1712 Magnolia
Road, St. George
Island, FL 32328, or
fax to 1-850-927-3039.
2tc2/10
Part-time cashier
weekends. Call Patricia
Cape Trade Post. 229-
8775. tfcl2/9
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. 312/3

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 Haywbod with
Richard Money
Construction. 2tp2/3

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

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

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

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

Thriving home health
physical therapy prac-
tice seeking energetic
licensed P.T.A. for Gulf
County. Flexible
schedule, per diem vis-
its. References req.
Call 229-8785. 4tpi/20


1976 Thompson 17'
Volvo 4 cycl. inc.
trailer. $800 obo. 647-
1633. ltp2/10


MISCELLANEOUS
Illustrated Children's
book to comfort those
who have mentally ill
parents, send $7.00 to
P.O. Box 15233, PC. FL
32412. 2tp2/10

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

Do You Understand
the Bible? Free Bible
study to help you bet-
ter understand the
Bible and God's will for
your life! Send your
name and address to
Bible Study, PO Box
929, Wewahitchka, FL
32465 or call (850)
639-3218 and leave
your name and
address or E-mail your
request to Wewachur
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MIKE R, ME 9
For Sale 1996 Mobile
Home 3 bedrooms, 2
full baths. Shed and
carport, heat pump -
back deck. Appt only -
9 am 5:30 pm. 423-
312-1779. 2tp2/10

Must be moved off lot.
2001 14'x70'
Homestead single wide
mobile home, full car-
peted, all elec. washer,
dryer, dishwasher, ice
maker, 3 bedroom, two
full baths. $18,750.
5tp2/10

PETS
Free to good home.
Sweet, cute, small,
house broken, spayed,
well behaved, part
spaniel dog. Needs to
be loved & played with
by children. Approx. 3
yrs. old. Please call
648-4291: 2tp2/3

REAL ESTATE
Mexico Beach, 203
8th St., beautiful lot
with 2 BR/2 BA mobile
home. Open floor plan,
landscaped yard, extra
parking area for RV or
boat parking. Road
access front & back.
French doors lead to
deck area with hot tub.
-Short walk to beach
and restaurants.
$325,000. Joan
Livelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty,
800-239-4959. Local
call 850-527-2560.
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FOR SALE BY OWNER
1/2 acre lot in.
Mexico Beach (103 x
210 mol). This is one
of the largest lots in
Mexico Beach. Lots of
trees and lots of room
to build, underground
utilities. Located at
225 Bailey Lane in
Grand Isle subdivision.
From Highway 98, take
19th Street into the
subdivision. Just a
short walk to the beach
through a quiet neigh-
borhood. $199,500.
Call 850-648-1115 or
850-647-3871. 4tpl/20

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
Charles Ave. White
City, Nice home with 3
Ige bdrms, private
location with mature
trees on corner lot,
fenced backyard, car-
port, large deck for
cooking out. Don't
miss this one!
$125,000 Joan Love-
lace (local 527-2560)
Mexico Beach Harmon
Realty 800-239-4959
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Spacious Townhouse
for Sale by Owner:
1,763 sq ft.,
heating/cooling, 3 bed-
rooms, 2.5 bats, large
kitchen w/island, over-
sized covered' back
porch, front and rear
parking. Built in
2003/immaculate con-
dition. Located one
block from downtown
Port. St. Joe.,
$239,000.' (850) 229-
2767." 4tp2/10

Lots at Howards
Creek. 1/2 + acre lots.


Will sell together or
separate. Located on
Old Bay City Road/Lot
#17, #18. $18,000 for
one or $34,000 for
both. Call 647-8384.
4tp2/10

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.
tfc 11/25

FSBO Two 1/2 acre
lots cleared. Sunshine
Farm Road. $65,000
ea. Call 648-4110.
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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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St. Joe Beach Sea
Haven Subdivision.
Very nice building lot
located. on quiet cul-
de-sac in new subdivi-
sion. $205,000. Joan
Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty.
800-239-4959. Local
527-2560. tfc10/14

St. Joe Beach Seae
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) 52,7-2560,
Office 800-329-4959.
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Overstreet 182
Hensley Lane, 4 bed-
room home, lifetime
access to Wetappo
Creek boat landing
with 4 lots, large
garage, screened porch
front & back $179,900.
Joan Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty,
800-239-4959. Local
call 850-527-2560.
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Mexico Beach Trade
Winds B beachside,
Gulfview, 3 BR/3.5 BA
townhouse, garage,
furnished, like new
cond. $495,000. Joan
Lovelace Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty 800-
239-4959 local 850-
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Great Get-Away Are
,you needing a weekend
get-away, would you
like to fish in one of
North Florida's best
fishing areas, and still
be able.to enjoy your
retirement money.
Howard Creek 1 and a
half lots, 2 BR/I
BA/deep well, large
screened front porch
with gas stove for
entertaining. One
block from 2 boat
launches. 235
Magnolia Ave. Howard
Creek, only asking
$58,900. Call Jim
Parish, Pristine
Properties, LLC. 850-
832-4468. 2tc 2/3

Warehouse opportuni-
ty Do you need a
secure distribution
location, or maybe you
are looking for a struc-
.ture that is perfect for
a design and assembly
plant. Here it is!
10,000 sq. ft. + or -
Climate controlled,
industrial concrete
floor, plenty of sales or
design office space,
large front show room,
loading dock, room for
expansion, easy access
to major highway.
Largest building of its
kind available in the
area. Call Jim Parish,
Pristine Properties,
LLC 850-832-4468.
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Jubilation & Ashwood
Dev. Community on
Cape San Bias. L. 44,
$450,000 & L. 15,
$650,000. For more
info, call John .w/
Coastal Properties of
NW FL 850-582-5713.
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Overstreet 579
Palmetto Drive Large
vacant lot with one of
'the highest elevations
in Overstreet, Lot has
been cleared. Lot size
approx. 94 x 350,
Home or Mobile Home
OK, located on paved
street before the bridge
$98,000 Joan Love-
lace, Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty, 800-
239-4959, local cell
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2 lots for sale in PSJ,
close to bay, facing
small canal, no clear-
ing, no fill, ready to
build on. $229,000 for
both. Call Phil 227-
2112. tfcl/13

2 homes Brick 4/2
1725 sq. ft.; garage
1024 sq. ft.; on 2 lots.
Stucco 3/2 approx.
1200 sq. ft. w/ carport
on 1 lot. Vacant lot 75
X 113 + or -, cleared,
water impact fee paid,
Ready to build on,
Mexico Beach. 648-
8201 or 227-5533.
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cleaning service.
Residential, vac.
rental, weekly or bi-
weekly rates. Call 229-
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Upgrades, networking.
Free phone support.
Lovelace Computer
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not to. jail the four
legged kids? Working
long hours and need
the dog walked?
Mature, reliable, pet
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business six years) will
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D & Ds Lawn Service
Reliable Mexico Beach
couple will landscape,
mow, clean gutters,
etc. Also available for
Port St. Joe and the
Cape. Call Dan or
Diana: 648-5081, 227-
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PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF CANCELLATION
OF REGULAR MONTHLY
MEETING
The Regular Monthly Meeting
of the Port St. Joe Port
Authority, scheduled for
Monday. February 14, 2005. at
5:00 p.m., EST., has been can-
celled.
Publish Date: Feb. 10, 2005
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Gulf County School Board
is accepting bids on gable roof
over trusses for the mainte-
nance building in
Wewahitchka, next to the old
gym. at the old Wewahitchka
Elementary site. All bids must
be received on or before twelve
o'clock noon on February 23,
2005. Address all bids to:
Gulf County School Board
Attention Don Rich
150 Middle School Road
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
If there are any questions, call
Don Rich at 850-229-8369.
Publish Date: February 10.
2005

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR BRANCH RELOCATION
Please be advised that Coastal
Community Bank, 12141
Panama City Beach Pkwy,
Panama City Beach FL 32407,
has applied with the Federal.
Deposit Insurance Corporation
to relocate their Port St. Joe
office. The office is currently in
operation at 206 Monument
Ave. and permission is being
requested to relocate to 505
Monument Ave., Port St. Joe
FL.
Any person wishing, to com-
ment on this application may
file his or her comments in
writing with Mark S. Schmidt,
Regional Director of the
Federal Deposit Insurance
Corporation at the appropriate
FDIC office. 10 Tenth St., N.E.,
SSuite 800, Atlanta GA 30309-
3906 not later than 15 days
from the posting of this notice.
The nonconfidential portions of
the application are on file at
the appropriate FDIC office
and are available for public.
inspection during regular busi-
ness hours. Photocopies of the
nonconfidential portion of the
application file will be made
available upon request.
Publish Date: February 10,
2005

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 January, 27, February
3 & 10, 2005

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
(known 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: February 3 & 10

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 donsul-
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
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: February 3
& 10, 2005

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
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: February 3
& 10. 2005

FOR SALE
Sealed Bids Only
1999 Honda 4-Wheeler
TRX250. Unknown
hours/miles. Bids will' be
received by the Mexico Beach
Department 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. Tills sale
"as is" only. You may drop off
your bid, or mall it to MBDPS
PO Box 13425, Mexico Beach.
FL 32410. Please mark
SEALED BID on the outside of
your envelope.
Publish: February 3 & 10

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.: 05940-000R
Description of Property:
Lot 23, Block 1015, of the 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
S11:00 A.M., E.D.T. Wednesday
the 2nd of March, 2005. Dated
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, 10, 17, 24
NOTICE TO RECEIVE PRO-
POSALS #0405-10
On behalf of the Tourist
Development County, the
Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida will receive
sealed proposals from any
qualified person, company or
corporation interested in per-
forming the following services
for Gulf County:
Cape San Bias, Florida Beach
Renourishment Project
Financing Plan with Economic
and Fiscal Impact Assessment
Specifications of the work
to be performed may be
obtained from the Gulf County
Clerk of Court, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr. Blvd., Room 148,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 -
(850) 229-6113. Questions
concerning this proposal can
be addressed td the Gulf
County Tourist Development
Council at (850) 229-7800
and/or fax (850) 229-2458.
Please Indicate on the
envelope that this is a sealed
proposal, the proposal num-
ber, and the project name. Bids
will be received until 5:00 p.m.,
E.T., on March 3, 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, March 7.
2005 at 10:00 a.m., E.T.
The Board/T.D.C. reserves
the right to reject any and all
bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORI-
DA
By: /s/ Nathan Peters.
Jr.. Chairman
Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris,
Clerk
Publish: February 10 & 17

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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JANUARY 11. 2005
WORKSHOP
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met
this, date in workshop session
with the following members
present: Chairman Nathan
Peters. Jr. and Commissioners
Billy E. Traylor, Bill Williams,
and Jerry W. Barnes. Chairman Carmen L.
McLemore was absent.>
Others present were: County
Attorney Timothy McFarland.
Deputy Clerk Leanna Roberts,
Chief Administrator Don
Butler, Administrator Staff
Assistant Lynn Stephens,
Building Official Brad Bailey.
Planner David Richardson,
Assistant Planner Andrew
Rowell, and T.D.C. Director
Paula Pickett.
Chairman Peters called the
'meeting to order at 4:35 p.m.,
E.S.T.
GULF COUNTY COMPREHEN-
SIVE PLAN
Planner Richardson discussed
the mandatory requirement by
the State to update the Gulf
County Comprehensive Plan.
He stated that the L.D.R. issue
will be discussed at the
P.D.R.B. meeting (not enough
time to discuss today).
Planner Richardson discussed
the environmental protection
(wetlands, setbacks) project
that the State has requested be
changed in the Comp. Plan.
Tony Arrant, of the Florida
Association of Counties,
appeared before the Board to
discuss his background in
dealing, with development of
Comprehensive Plans. He
stated that the Gulf County
Comprehensive Plan was com-
pleted in 1990, and discussed
the settlement agreement with
the State regarding deadlines.
Mr. Arrant reported that the
E.A.R. was due in 2000, and
stated that due to growth this
report does not meet the needs
of the County. He discussed
the process for updating the
Comp. Plan. After discussion,
Mr. Jim McKen appeared
before the Board to inquire
about the term of the Comp.
Plan. Mr. Arrant discussed a
10-year term, with a new
E.A.R. every five years to stay
Sin compliance with the State
requirements. Planner
Richards reported that the
revised E.A.R. will be due in
2007. Chairman Peters dis-
cussed that the State Statute
requirements will not allow
variances to the
Comprehensive Plan. Allen
Cox appeared before the Board
to inquire about density issues
and discussed his concerns
regarding medium and high
density levels. Upon inquiry
by Sue Marley, Mr. Arrant stat-
ed that the Comp. Plan will be
updated this year, and the
County will have one year to
update the L.D.R. (State not
required to approve them).
After further discussion,
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed his concerns regarding
affordable housing, wetlands,
setbacks, etc. Mr. Arrant dis-
cussed negotiating with the
State to meet all needs for the
County. Mr. Arrant read items
listed in the Florida
Department of Community
Affairs letter that still need to
be addressed. Gloria Austin,
of Indian Pass, appeared
before the Board to discuss her
concerns regarding stomnwa-
ter and erosion problems cre-
ated by development. Mr.
Arrant discussed the need for a
drainage policy and discussed
Florida Law regarding these
issues.
After discussion by members of
the Board, Sheila Williams,
Chairman of the P.D.R.B.,
inquired about the public
hearing for the P.D.R.B. meet-
ing. Mr. Arrant staled that
Phase I will be ready for public
hearing at the P.D.R.B.'s
February meeting.
There being no further discus-
sion, the meeting did then
adjourn at 5:55 p.m., E.S.T.
NATHAN PETERS. JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JANUARY 11. 2005
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met
this date in regular session
with the following members
present: Chairman Nathan
Peters. Jr.. Vice Chairman
Carmen L. McLemore. and
Commissioners Billy E.
Traylor, Bill Williams, and
Jerry W. Barnes.
Others .present were: County
Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Clerk Rebecca L. Norris.
Deputy Clerk Leanna Roberts,
Chief Administrator Don
Butler, Administrator Staff
Assistant Lynn Stephens,
Building Official Brad Bailey,
Emergency Management
Director R. Larry Wells,
Emergency Management/911
Coordinator Marshall Nelson,
G.I.S. Director Penny Ford,
Human Resources Director
Denise Manuel. Planner David
Richardson. Assistant Planner
Andrew Rowell, Road
Department Superintendent
Bobby Knee, T.D.C. Director
Paula Pickett, Veterans'
Service Officer Bo Williams,
Sheriff Dalton Upchurch, and
Sheriffs Office Major Joe
Nugent.
Major Nlugent called the meet-
ing to prder at 6:06 p.m.,
E.S.T.
Emergency Management
Director Wells opened the
meeting with prayer, and Major
Nugent led the Pledge of
Allegiance to the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA


Upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore, second by
Commissioner Traylor. and
unanimous vote, the Board
approved the Consent Agenda,
after removal of Item #4 (pages
25-26) and addition of a B.C.C.
letter (Item #3). as follows:
1. Minutes December 7,
2004 Emergency Meeting
December 15, 2004 -
Special Meeting
December 14, 2004 -
Public Hearing
December 14. 2004 -
Regular Meeting
2. Appointment Gulf
Coast Workforce Board Rich
Wynn
3. B.C.C. Letter Dist. 2 to
Sheriff McKeithen (Christmas
Parade)
B.C.C. Letter/Appoint-
ment Dist. 1 to B.C.C. Ralph
Fisher County-Wide
Voting Committee
B.C.C. Letter/Appoint-
ment Dist. 2 to B.C.C. -
Richard Wade County-Wide
Voting Committee
**ADDED** B.C.C. Letter
Dist. IV to City of P.S.J.
(Nathan Peters, Jr. Park)
*DELETE** 4.
Budget Increase/Amendment -
Property Appraiser
($20,000.00)
5. Inventory Road Depart-
ment (Transfer #100-484 to
Wewahitchka Search &
Rescue)
6. Invoice Agency for Health
Care Administration
Medicaid (November, 2004 *
$4,343.43 to be paid from
Account #52264-34100)
Allen, Norton & Blue -
Employment Matters (#40743
$100.78 & #42574 $40.00 *
to be paid from Account
#21111-31200)
Bay Medical Center -
H.C.R.A. (#04266-00294
$185.46 / #04128- 00542 *
$804.48 to be paid from
Account #51462-31500)
County Attorney Timothy,
McFarland (December, 2004 *
$3,938.00 to be paid from
Account #21314-31100)
Opportunity Florida -
2004-05 Dues ($1,546.30 to
be paid from Account #55151-
82000)
Peter Brown
Construction Cape
Lighthouse Keeper's Quarters
(#1 $13,286.17 to be paid
from Account #57573-62100)
7. Property Taxes Property
Classifications
8. S.H.I.P. Rehabilitation
Assistance (Barbara'Baxter *
$18,186.70)
Rehabilitation Assistance
(Deneise Hall $18,186.70)
Rehabilitation Assistance
(Homer Hall $18,186.70)
9. Special Projects Payments,
as follows:
Dist. 1 Fisher's Building
Supply (2) Senior Citizens
Bldg.
$11.95
Rich's IGA Road Dept.
Cookout / Hams $
159.57
Dist. 2 Fisher's Building
Supply (2) Christmas
Decorations
$79.54
Harold's Auto Parts -
Christmas Decorations
$52.28
Rich's IGA Road Dept.
& Inmate Cookout / Hams

$296.26
Rowland's Welding
Christmas Decorations
$69.61
Steel City. Inc.
Christmas Decorations
$389.02
Dist. 3 Paul Gant's Bar B Que
- Public Works Lunch $
104.25
Dist. 5 Paul Gant's Bar B Que
- Public Works Lunch $
104.25
10. Travel 2005 National
Conference on Beach
Preservation (Dcstin
February 2-4.,2005)
-2005 NACo National
Conference (Honolulu, HI *
July 15-19. 2005)
2005 National Hurricane
Conference (New Orleans, LA *
March 21-25, 2005)
PUBLIC COMMENT / B.C.C.
MEETINGS
Chairman Peters discussed the
policy that the Board adopted
regarding public comment. He
stated that the public will be
allowed three minutes to speak
during public discussion time
if they are not placed on the
agenda, and those who are
placed on the- agenda will be
allowed 6 minutes.
PUBLIC 'HEARING SEA
PLANE / AIR BOAT ORDI-
NANCE
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to con-
sider adoption of an amend-
ment to the sea plane/air boat
ordinance for St. Joseph Bay
[to allow operation in the case
of emergencies), County
Attorney McFarland read the
proposed ordinance by title
and called for public comment.
There being no public com-
ment, Commissioner Barnes
motioned to adopt the follow-
ing-title ordinance.
Commissioner McLemore sec-
onded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-01
AN ORDINANCE OF GULF
COUNTY. FLORIDA AMEND-
ING GULF COUNTY ORDI-
NANCE 90-03 REGULATING
THE OPERATION OF AIR
BOATS AND AIRCRAFT ON
SAINT JOSEPH BAY; PRO-
VIDING FOR A PENALTY AND
PROVIDING FOR VIOLATION;
PROVIDING FOR EXEMP-
TIONS; AND PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
* Complete Ordinance on file
with the Clerk *
C.D.B.G. ENVIRONMENTAL
REVIEW / HERMAN HAR-
MON
Upon discussion by Chief


Administrator Butler and rec-
ommendation by the Gulf
County Grant Writer (Fred Fox
Enterprises, Inc.),
Commissioner Traylor
motioned to allow the
Chairman to sign Gulf
County's Environmental
SReview for the Harmon
Millworks Water System
Project (C.D.B.G. / D.C.A.).
Commissioner McLemore sec-
onded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
ADVERTISE FOR SEALED
BIDS / SAND BERMS PRO-
JECT
Chief Administrator Butler dis-
cussed that funds are available
for Gulf County from F.E.M.A.
for sand berms along the coast
line. He reported that the
State has awarded Gulf
County $1.070.000.00 for the
Sand Berms Project, and stat-
ed that he is meeting with
D.E.P. on Tuesday. January
18th regarding this project.
Chief Administrator Butler dis-
cussed a maintenance agree-
ment that the Board will need
to adopt regarding the funds
for this project. Upon recom-'
mendation by Chief
Administrator Butler,
Commissioner Barnes
motioned to advertise to
receive sealed bids for a
Coastal Engineer (to do a study
of the coast line) for the Sand
Berms Project. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and It passed unanimously.
Upon recommendation by
Chief Administrator Butler,
Commissioner Barnes
motioned to advertise to
receive sealed bids for a con-
tractor to haul the sand for the
Sand Berms Project.
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
INVOICE / MCCORMICK
CONTRACTING COMPANY
fBID#0304-271
Upon recommendation by
Chief Administrator Butler,
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to pay Invoice #133
from McCormick Contracting
Company. Inc., in the amount
of $45,142.62, for the Gaskin
Park Floating Docks, Phase III
Project (to be paid from grant
funds). Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
FIRE-FIGHTER TRAINING /
GULF COUNTY
Chief Administrator Butler dis-
cussed his concerns regarding
the mandatory fire-fighting
class for Gulf County
Volunteer Fire-fighters, stating
that the classes are being held
at the E.O.C. Building. He
reported that he is meeting
with the Fire Chiefs from each
fire department to discuss the
mandatory 160-hour course.
After discussion, Human
Resources Director Manuel
reported that it is difficult to
contact the County Fire Chiefs
(Chief Position changes, incor-
rect addresses, etc.).
Chairman Peters requested
that each Commissioner sub-
mit a list (Chiefs' name and
address) to Human Resources
Director Manuel.
APPOINTMENT P.D.R.B. /
ELDER
Upon discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler,
Commissioner Barnes
motioned to appoint Glenn
Elder to serve on the P.D.R.B.
(to replace Ron Morrow) as the
District V representative.
Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
ADVERTISE JOB POSITION /
G.I.S. DEPARTMENT
Upon recommendation by
Chief Administrator Butler.
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to advertise to hire
for an assistant in the G.I.S.
Department (to be paid from
G.I.S. Department and 9-1-1
Department Budgets).
Commissioner Barnes second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
AWARD BID #0405-04 (H) /
MISCELLANEOUS EQUIP-
MENT ROAD DEPT.
Upon discussion by Road
Department Superintendent
Knee, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to award bid #0405-
04 (H) to Greg Pickron, in the
amount of $25.00, for a 1977
Fire Truck (Model #P680) from
the Road Department (no bids
were received for A-G, I & J).
Commissioner McLemore sec-
onded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS /
BEACH STUDY
Upon discussion by T.D.C.
Director Pickett, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to advertise
to receive sealed bids for an
economic impact study on
Cape San Bias. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion.
and it passed unanimously.
T.D.C. JOB POSITION /
JOHNSON
Upon recommendation by
T.D.C. Director Pickett,
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to hire Carly
Johnson for the T.D.C. Public
Relations position (start date
01/12/05, @ $11.5384 per
hour). Commissioner Williams
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
T.D.C. MEETING
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed his first T.D.C. meet-
ing, and stated that T.D.C.
Director Pickett did a good'job
conducting the meeting.
TRAVEL / PUBLIC INFORMA-
TION SEMINAR
Upon recommendation by
T.D.C. Director Pickett,
Commissioner Barnes
motioned to approve travel for
T.D.C. Director Pickett to
attend a Public Information
Seminar in Tallahassee on
March 9-10, 2005.
Commissioner Traylor second-


ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
GROUND-BREAKING / BIKE
PATH CAPE SAN BLAS
T.D.C. Director Pickett report-
ed that a ground-breaking cer-
emony will be held on
February 10th for the Cape
San Bias bike path.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS /
FIRE TRUCK B.F.D.
Upon discussion by Planner
Richardson. Commissioner
McLemore motioned to adver-
tise to receive sealed bids for a
75-foot Aerial Apparatus Fire
'Truck for the Beaches Fire
Department. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
INVENTORY / 1966 FIRE
TRUCK (#190-27)
Upon discussion by Road
Department Superintendent
Knee, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to trans-
fer a 1966 Ford 950 Fire Truck
(V#C95KU781375) from the
Overstreet Fire Department to
the Road Department.
Commissioner Barnes second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Sandra Chafin, of the Gulf
County Chamber of
Commerce, appeared before
the Board to wish the County a
Happy New Year.
SPECIAL PROJECTS PAY-
MENTS
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by
Commissioner McLemore, and
unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following Special
Projects Payments.
Dist. I Wewahitchka Warriors
Football Team Donation
$200.00
Dist. IIWewahitchka Warriors
Football Team Donation
$500.00
Dist. Ill Wewahitchka Warriors
Football Team Donation
$200.00
Dist. IV Wewahitchka Warriors
Football Team Donation
$100.00
City of P.S.J. /
Washington Recreational
Center $1,674.97
St. Joseph Historic
Society Donation $500.00
BUDGET INCREASE/AMEND-
MENT PROPERTY APPRAIS-
ER
Commissioner McLemore dis-
cussed the budget
increase/amendment request
from the Property Appraiser
(pulled from the Consent
Agenda), stating that a new
hire for the Property Appraiser
was not budgeted. Upon dis-
cussion by members of the
Board. Commissioner Williams
motioned to ,table this issue for
further review. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the- motion
for discussion and. after dis-
cussion, the motion passed 4
to 0, with Commissioner
McLemore abstaining due to
family involvement.
ANNEXATION / WINDMARK
BEACH SUBDIVISION
Commissioner Williams. dis-
cussed his concerns regarding
the proposed annexation by
the City of Port St. Joe of
WindMark Beach Subdivision:
He reported -that the City of
Port.St. Joe will collect $8-$9
million per year in additional
taxes from this annexation.
City Commissioner Reeves
reported that the City of Port
St. Joe would like to meet with
the County Commissioners to
discuss annexation of
WindMark Beach Subdivision.
He discussed that the City
would like to use these monies
to help lower the millage rate
within the City and improve
the City Police Department.
He stated that WindMark is
proposing to build a fire sub-
station ard a police sub-sta-
tion. After discussion, Board
reported that a workshop is
scheduled for Thursday,
January l13th .at 5:00 p.m.,
E.T. to discuss annexation of
WindMark Beach Subdivision.
After discussion. Chairman
Peters tabled this issue until
Thursday's workshop.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING /
GULF COUNTY
Commissioner Williams dis-
cuss his concerns regarding
-affordable housing within the
County. He reported that
there are 389 households in
North Port St. Joe, of which
98.75% are minority, 41.5%
are female hdad of household,
and 42.6% are very low-
income. He requested a work-
shop to discuss this issue fur-
ther.
ANIMAL CONTROL / SHER-
IFF'S OFFICE
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed meeting with Sheriff
Upchurch and County
Attorney McFarland to discuss
animal control. Sheriff
Upchurch stated that his office
is willing to assist the Board.
After discussion, County
Attorney McFarland stated
that if more than one
Commissioner needs to meet, a
workshop should be called and-
advertised. Chairman Peters
requested that Commissioner
Williams meet with the Sheriff
and report back to the Board.

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