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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: February 17, 2005
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Community Steps Out for Step Up Florida Page 3A Bike Path Coming Soon Page 5A Sharks Play Through Tournament Page 12A


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Five Empty Seats in Mexico Beach


by Despina Williams
For those interested in becom-
ing involved in Mexico Beach gov-
ernment, all four council seats and
the mayor's office will be up for
grabs in the April 19 elections.
Qualifying begins on Feb. 28
and ends on March 4 for candi-
dates who have resided in Mexico
Beach for at least one year.
Candidates must register with the


Bay Supervisor of Elections in
Lynn Haven.
Chuck Risinger, currently
council member for Group. 5, has
thrown his hat in the mayor's race.
Kathy Kingsland, Mexico Beach's
first female mayor, is not seeking
reelection.
Council seats for Group 4,
vacated by Rosemary Colbert in
Oct. 2004 and filled by Sandie


Yarbrough until the election, and
the Group 5 seat vacated by
Risinger will be open for the last
year of the two-year term. Winners
in the races for Groups 2 and 3 will
begin two-year terms.
Mexico Beach is also looking
for a new city administrator to
replace Paul Sabiston, who


Cook-Off Brings
by Despina Williams
If you missed
out on this
year's Mardi
Gras celebra-
tion, the sev-
enth annual
SMe x i c o


resigned in 2004. The first round of
interviews will begin on Feb. 24.
The council holds regular
meetings every second Tuesday of
the month.
Kingsland said that the vacant
positions foretell "all new changes
coming to Mexico Beach."
Kingsland, who agreed to


remain on for a year after already
serving two terms, expressed her
gratitude to the community of
Mexico Beach. "It was an honor to
be the mayor of Mexico Beach,"
said Kingsland. "I think it's very
important that everyone gets an
opportunity to participate in gov-
erning."


Bayou Flavor to Mexico Beach
to the El Governor Motel. The event sounds of live entertainment.
opens to the public at 10:30 a.m. Door prizes will be given to th
(CT), with judging beginning at person who traveled the farthest t
10:00 a.m. the event, the team with the bes
Cook-off chefs will be judged in decorated table and best team spir
both amateur and restaurant divi- it, and there will be plenty of Mard
sions. As of Monday morning, 16 Gras beads and masks for all par
amateurs and five restaurants had ticipants.
signed up, and the Mexico Beach Lynn Costin Marshall, th
Community Development Council, event's coordinator, expects grea
the event's sponsor, is continuing weather and a big crowd. Marsha
to accept applications, estimates that 500 people turne(
Cash prizes will be awarded to out for last year's cook off, include
winners in both categories, includ- ing locals and visitors from Atlanta
ing a $300 first prize, $200 second Alabama and all over the south
prize and $100 third prize in the east.
amateur category, and a $300 prize Marshall expects the event t
and bragging rights for the top raise somewhere around $4,000
restaurant.
restaurant. a W with proceeds benefitting th
Paris Janos, a WJHG commu- g
nity correspondent, Wayne Gentry, Special Events of Mexico Beac
a Beach TV meteorologist, Chef Ed which funds the annual Fourth c
Cass of the Magnolia Grill and July fireworks display.
Willie Ramsey of Ramsey's Printing Marshall, who called the even
and Office Products will judge this "a lot of fun," also offered som
year's event, words of warning to potential late
Gumbo lovers will stroll the comers.
length of the tent-covered tables "It's a quick event," sai
and, according to their fancies, may Marshall, who estimated a two
opt for a $1 sample sized bowl, a $3 hour duration for previous coolk
mid-sized bowl, or a $10 helping of offs. "When the gumbo sells out
their favorite gumbo. we're done."
Desserts and soft drinks will For more information on th
also be offered, and those on hand Mexico Beach Gumbo Cook-Off
will shovel gumbo in time to the call 648-8196.


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Gulf County Says Aloha to the New



Kapakai Nalo Outrigger Canoe Club


by Despina Williams
Immediately after Lisa
Sherwood Faipea braved the azure
waters of Makaha Beach, Hawaii,
in a six-man outrigger canoe, she
quit her high paying post office job
and became a full-time canoeing
enthusiast.
"It took me by surprise," said
Lisa, a Port St. Joe resident, about
her immediate and profound pas-
sion for'the thousand year old
sport.
Though initially her muscles
ached so badly that she could bare-
ly lift her arms, Lisa quickly
became a long distance paddler,
paddling nine to 15 miles three
days a week.
Faipea's young, athletically
gifted daughter, Malia, also discov-
ered a love for canoeing. She began
paddling sprints and developed
strong, muscular arms.
In the mornings, when the
waters were calm, Lisa would set
out with a group of friends and dip
her paddles in the waters off
Makaha Beach.
She paddled up until the day
she and Malia left Hawaii indefi-
nitely in November of 2003 to care


for Lisa's ailing father, who retired
to Port St. Joe five years ago.
But just as the Hawaiian
"aloha" is a hello and a goodbye,
with Lisa's departure from her
beloved Hawaii came the opportu-
nity to found a pioneering canoe
club on the shores not far from
where she grew up.
With her daughter, Malia, Lisa
founded the Kapakai Nalo
Outrigger Canoe Club, a club
devoted to promoting the art of out-
rigger canoe paddling and honoring
the traditions of the Polynesian cul-
ture.
It was a dream made possible
by the generosity of Lisa's mother.
Not long after her arrival in
Port St. Joe, Lisa confided her
dream ofstarting a canoe club to
her mother, who asked her if the
club was more than just a home-
sick flight of fancy.
When Lisa proved her intent
was serious, her mother agreed to
put up the funds for the Kabakai
Nalo (Hawaiian for "Forgotten
Coast") Club's first canoe.
The 45 foot, 400 pound, six-
man outrigger is currently being
built in Minnesota, and Lisa


expects the finished canoe to arrive
in Port St. Joe in March.
Although they are looking into
the tourist-related aspect of their
club, Lisa and Malia agree that the
canoe club's primary focus will be
the youth of Gulf County.
Because of the limited recre-
ational activities in the area, espe-
cially during summer months, Lisa
and her daughter are concerned
that boredom will lead tq alcohol
and drug abuse.
While a postal worker, Lisa
lived in a low-income area of Oahu
with a large number of drug
abusers. According to Lisa, the
abuse of Crystal meth had reached
an epidemic level in Hawaii.
Working with "at risk" children
in the Makaha Canoe Club, Lisa
saw first hand the value of team-
work and self-esteem in helping
kids make responsible choices.
"We hope the club will keep
kids away from doing things they're
not supposed to do," said Malia.
Lisa and Malia stress the edu-
cational aspect of the club, and are
passionate about teaching respect
for the Polynesian canoeing tradi-
tions.


Malia Faipea and her mother, isa Sherwood Faipea founded the
Kapakai Nalo Outrigger Canoe Club on March 20, 2004.


Malia, a 13-year-old student at
PSJ Middle School, has already
talked many of her friends and
classmates into joining the club,
using both her interesting heritage,
and muscular biceps, as selling
points.
"I said, 'see these,'" Malia
laughed, flexing her bicep by way of
demonstration. "I told them not to
only focus on the muscles though,"
said Malia. '"his is my culture."
Actively involved in cultural
events while Hawaii residents, Lisa
and Malia stress that the canoe
club will be taught "Hawaiian
style."
Participants will speak
Hawaiian words and commands
while canoeing, and their actions
will be guided by the Hawaiian phi-
losophy of "laulima," or working
together as a team in spite of differ-
ences.
Malia, who placed second in
the Hawaii Lifeguard State


Championships in 2003, and has
extensive knowledge of the art of
outrigger paddling, will serve as the
club's head coach.
"This is not just a water sport,"
stressed Malia, "it belongs to the
Polynesian people." Because
canoes are considered manaa," or
sacred, by Hawaiians, the canoe
club will observe the traditional
Hawaiian protocols in the handling
and maintenance of the canoe.
No one will be allowed to sit in
the canoe when it is not in water,
the canoe will be backed up onto
the shore, never pulled in by the
nose, and before the canoe is
launched, it will be blessed with tea
leaves and holy water.
"We will keep the boats as
sacred as we can," said Malia, who
like her mother, was lucky to have
been taught canoeing by
Hawaiians, who stress tradition
and respect over competition.
(See Canoe Club on Page 16A)


Malia Faipea, in the front position, paddles in the waters of Makaha Beach, Hawaii.


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Restaurants ............ Page 10A Church News ........ Page 5 & 6B
Sports Pages ........ Pages 12-13A School News ........ Page 2,4 & 7B
Society News ............ Pages 2B Classifieds ......... Pages 8 10B


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At their Monday night
meeting, Wewahitchka city
commissioners authorized
the mayor to enter into a
banking agreement with
Vision Bank to secure inter-


Wastewater Project. The
$200,000 line of credit will
go towards project engineer-
ing and legal feels.
The city extended last
year's law enforcement con-
tract with Gulf County to


im financing for the upcom- Sept. 30. In a letter to the
ing USDA Red Bull Island Gulf County Board of

Obesity in Children


By Peter H. Obesso, M.D.
The rates of childhood
obesity have continued to
increase.
Being overweight has
adverse effects on children's
current and future health, in
terms of insulin resistance,
risk for diabetes, arthritis,
hypertension, elevated blood
cholesterol, and heart dis-
ease. For example, a recent
study of obese children with
hypertension found that they
already had enlargement of
the left side of the heart and
had started to form arte-
riosclerotic plaques of the
major arteries.
The rise of type II dia-
betes among children has
been dramatic, from 0.7 per-
cent of new cases of diabetes
in 1982, to over seven per-
cent of newly diagnosed
cases. An important step to
stop this epidemic has to be
taken, at:..home.. Parents


should develop a strategy to
encourage normal weight
from the child's birth on.
This strategy should
include:
1. Breast feeding for the
first six months or formula
recommended by the physi-
cian if unable to breast feed.
2. Introduction to pureed
healthy foods at six months
of age.
3. Limiting feedings to
three to six times a day in a
designated area of the home.
4. Encouraging physical
activity.
5. Encouraging healthy,
nutritional foods, low calorie
drinks, water and moderate
portions.
6. Rewarding with activi-
ties instead of food.
Remember that promot-
ing normal weight in chil-
dren increases the odds of
having.-a health f adulthood.


Commissioners, the city
declared their intent to not
renew the contract after the
Sept. 30 agreement.
The city will work out
further details with the Gulf
County Sheriffs Department
to secure law enforcement
officers for Wewahitchka.
In other news, the city
extended until Feb. 28 the
deadline for submitting bids
for new Wewa welcome signs.
The city also opened bids
on various surplus items.
Interested bidders put down
$1550 for a wood chipper
with blown motor, $200 and
$400 for a pair of bush hogs,
and a $20 for a 1988 Dodge
van sans motor.

Cancer Benefit
A cancer benefit dinner
for Jackie Whitehurst Sr. will
be held on Saturday, Feb. 19
at 11:00 a.m. in the Old
Suwannee Swifty parking lot
in Eastpoint.
Dinner includes choice
of fish or barbecue chicken
with cole slaw, baked beans
and hush puppies.
The dinner is sponsored
by masonic Lodge #176, fam-
ily and friends.
All prayers, donations
and support are greatly
appreciated.


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Decay occurs as a result of a very complicated process that some day may be eliminated by
a vaccine or other medical breakthrough. It has been the focus of researchers for years. There are
even many different types of decay, and many different causative factors. As part of this complex
problem we must include diet, age, general systemic health, drug use and prophylaxis. The later
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Community Steps Out for Step Up Florida


by Despina Williams
Following leisurely
behind a multi-car police
escort, five riders emerged in
the grass alongside State 22,
wearing bright green "Step
-Up Florida" T-shirts, and
.enjoying the early morning
.sunshine that would slip
behind menacing black
clouds later in the afternoon.
The riders and their
four-legged friends were
-among the 135 participants
*in the 67-county Step Up
.Florida relay which wound
its way through Gulf County
on Wednesday, beginning at
the Bay/Gulf county line and
ending at the Calhoun/Gulf
county line.
The relay was part of a
Department of Health cam-
paign aimed at raising pijblic
awareness on the benefits of
exercise and the dangers of
inactivity.
All participants received
free T-shirts, pedometers
'and pamphlets on diabetes,
obesity, heart attack, stroke,
-arthritis and cancer.
A fact sheet included in
the information packet
*revealed alarming statistics
on 2002 Gulf County obesity
rates (33.5%), high choles-
terol (41.3%) and inactivity
.(only 30.2% engaged in mod-
erate exercise).
The relay featured legs
dedicated to horse riding,
,cycling and walking, and
provided options for people
of different ages and fitness
'levels to participate.
Some chose to partici-
pate in multiple legs, switch-
ing from horses to bikes, and
trading wheels for walking
shoes, while others, includ-
ing the four-legged, neighing
.variety, decided one event
was sufficient.
A little farther down the
'trail from the riders, stand-
ing on the roadside at the
intersection of State 22 and
County 5, James Rish unfas-
tened a bicycle from his gray
Toyota.
The lone participant
,waiting roadside, Rish
wheeled his bicycle next to
one fitted out with a floral
handlebar basket. "I'm on
bike watch," he said, looking
at his bicycle's floral com-
panion. "Someone left it here
.for a girl on a horse."
A Wewahitchka beekeep-
.er, Rish admitted he was try-
.ing to get back in shape for


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Participants from Wewahitchka area schools and communi-
ty participated in the mile-and-a-half walk from Gulf Coast
Electric to St. Lawrence Catholic Church.


honey season. "As a bee-
keeper, I goof off most of the
year, but in a couple weeks,
I've got to get busy with the
bees."
At 10:30 a.m., the riders
approached the appointed
next stop in the relay, greet-
ed by Donna McCroan, the
relay coordinator for Gulf
County, who held a green
and white flag signed by
groups from all participating
counties.
Realizing the riders
should have carried the flag
on the relay's first leg,
McCroan attempted to pass
it to a rider, but the rider's
frightened horse would have
none of it.
McCroan had no time to
worry about scared horses,
and after tossing T-shirts
and information packets to
relay newcomers, she
approached a truck standing
by, loaded with bicycles.
Trading their horses for
bikes, the riders prepared to
begin the relay's three-and-
a-half mile second leg, join-
ing the new arrivals and
Rish, who now sported a
blue and yellow plush Viking
helmet.
"Ladies and gentleman,
start your engines," shouted
McCroan to the cyclists,
before they made their jour-
ney to Gulf Coast Electric.
As McCroan promised,
the Gulf Coast Electric site
hummed with activity. Buses
unloaded students from
Wewahitchka schools, who
joined participants from area
churches, businesses, and
the Wewa community.
Pat Stripling, an execu-
tive secretary at Gulf Coast
Electric, stood outside her
office building dressed in, hr
green relay T-shirt, ready for
the walk to St. Lawrence


Catholic Church on State 71.
Stripling said she was
there to support the Gulf
County Health Department's
quest to teach people the
value of exercise.
"What does it say?"
asked Stripling, looking
down at the slogan printed
on the front of her T-shirt.
"'Physical Activity will add
years to your life, and life to
your years," she laughed,
glancing at a coworker. "Well,
that's what we want to do."
A lively trio from the
White City Senior Oitizens
Center readied themselves
for the relay. Ida Bertani, the
pacesetter of the group, said
she fully expected to com-
plete the mile-and-a-half
third leg. "She's my partner,"
Bertani said, pointing at her
friend Ardelle Harper, "so
she's going to have to walk, if
I have to piggy-back her."
The large group made
their way to the Catholic
church, trailed by Step Up
coordinators and Saundra
Ballew, who organized the
White City seniors, following
in a white van.
Rish, in Viking helmet,
took the group lead, and'
Bertani and Harper stepped
lightly in the rear, behind a
group of teenagers.
At St. Lawrence, the
buses awaited to take school
children out of the fresh air
and back to their desks, and
Bertani and friends were
retrieved by Ballew.
Rish and Patty Bartlum
were the only participants to
take on the relay's last leg. At
St. Lawrence, the pair
approached the bicycle laden
truck and put their pedals to
State 71 forth 5.2 mile trek
to the Calhoun/Gulf County
line.


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"Yes, I'm the Lady




with the Funny Name"

With a name like Krichelle Haltalani. I find myself spelling it
and explaining it often, especially at a new job. in a new town.
I probably spell my name at least ten times a day and my new,
unsuspecting co-workers spell it about seven times a day. But,
I'm used to it and have found that my unusual name has
become somewhat of an asset ia my daily life. Everyone remem-
bers. "the lady with the funny name." It's a natural ice-break-
er in any conversation: I never have to wonder what I am going
to talk about when I meet people. Although, when this can of
worms is opened, people find they get a little more information
than they asked for.
Gi-owing up, people would always ask me what everyone
called me "for short." I'd say, "Krichelle," they'd look at me, see
that I wasn't kidding, and we'd go from there. After five min-
utes of conversation about my first name, someone in the group
would yell out, "Ask her what her last name is!" Fully expect-
ing this inevitable question, I had my memorized monologue
ready. (If I had a nickel for every time I've told this story, I'd be
richer than Bill Gates.)
My last name is pronounced Haa-Loo-ah-Laa-Nee, my father
is Hawaiian, my great grandfather is pure Hawaiian, and I look
just like my Floridian mother. My parents met in Clearwater
Beach, Florida, fell in love, got married, had me, and moved to
Hawaii where I lived as a child. We lived there until I was nine
years old, my parents divorced, and my mom relocated my
younger brother and me to the panhandle of Florida where her
family migrated from south Florida. I grew up in Fort Walton
Beach, Florida and now, my super mom and wonderful (step)
dad live in Crestview. My father and my entire Hawaiian-side
of the family still live in the islands, and we visit them as often
as we can. My children and I have visited four times and we
hope to go again soon.
When my brother and I were young, it wasn't all bad having
parents that lived on opposite sides of the globe, we became
well-traveled. We could navigate an airport like the hallways of
our middle school. Each summer, until we were older, we
would pack our suitcases, diligently trying to hide our best
friends in one -df-oo4fbag!,,.aneMhfad back to our island homer
We would spend hours with my grandmother, or "Tutu" and shew
would teach us the Hawaiian language and all about our rich'
culture.
Spending time with my Tutu is how I came to learn what my
last name means. "Halua" means "halo," as in circle, or ring.
"Lani, means "the heavens." So, this quick lesson in Hawaiian
language makes the meaning of Halualani clear, "halo in the
heavens" or in the basic translation, "ring around the moon."
Every once in a while, I look up in the night sky for my
"Halualani," and occasionally I see one wrapped around a glow-
ing full moon. It is on these special evenings that I take a few
minutes to remember my Hawaiian heritage; 'thei language, the
food, and the lovely island people. Then, I sit back and remem-
ber how it was to grow up with a name like Krichelle Halualani.
I remember all of the wonderful people I have met and with
whom I have shared my unique story. My name is not so bad,
I think I'll keep it. So, tomorrow, when someone calls and asks
me "how do you spell that?" I'll smile, take a deep breath and
start my story all over again.


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I can still feel the bewil-
derment, the anger, the
pain....
I was eleven years old. It
was 1958. And I was stand-
ing out in front- of the Park
Theatre in downtown
McKenzie, Tennessee, wait-
ing on Mom to pick me up. I
had cbme to this movie the-
ater to see "Old Yeller." It
was suppose to be showing
here. And the cost for a pic-
ture show in those days was
fifteen cents. I had me a
quarter for the ticket and
the leftover dime would go
for popcorn and a
drink..... or maybe two packs
of Necco Wafers.
That was my plan.
I walked to town. Mom
agreed to pick me up after
the movie. I got my first
shock when Mr. Clericuzio
took my whole quarter for
the ticket! He just pointed to
the sign announcing the
price change. I got the dou-
ble shock when I realized I
was half way into some
French movie and there
wasn't no yeller dog in it!
I don't think I messed
up. I think Mr. Clericuzio
changed picture shows on
me! It was the worst movie I
had ever seen! It had no
plot. Some young girl would
sing until she got tired and
fell over a chair. And then
some over dressed old man
With a heavy French accent
would jump around the
room and sing for a while.
The girls name was Gigi.
That will kinda give you a tip
off as to what type of picture
show I sat through. I kept
hoping that big tower loom-
ing ostentatiously in the
background would topple
over and get some action
going! It was my first experi-
ence with a "musical." And
as I stood, hungry and
thirsty, out on the sidewalk
waiting for Mom, I made one
of those life determining
decisions. I vowed with all
my heart, and spit on a
crack to seal it, to never sit
through another one of
those musicals ever!
"Oklahoma" came out
and sounded like a good
western and I was all set to
go see it until Betty Blades
mentioned it has "some
singing" in it. I immediately


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It All Sounded



Italian To Me!


asked "like Gene Autry
singing to his horse?" I
could handle that. "No. silly.
it's a musical!"
I passed on "Oklahoma."
Ditto for "South Pacific."
"The Sound of Music" came
and went without me. Oh, I
heard a lot about the Van
Troops or Van Traps or who-
ever they were, and I liked
Julie Andrews O.K., but Gigi
twirling and spinning and
grinning and hopping
around Paris kept "dancing"
in front of my eyes.....
It never even crossed my
mind to see "Cabaret," "Bye
Bye Birdie" or "My Fair
Lady." "West Side Story" was
filmed in New York City! I
like my movies shot in Mon-
ument Valley, Utah. And I
want them directed by
Howard Hawks or John
Ford. If Bert Lancaster or
John Wayne happens to ride
by, all the better! Mary
Hadley Hayden near 'bout
talked me into going to
watch "The Music Man" but
I remembered my vow and
we went bowling instead.
"Grease" is on T. V. every
other week now. But, thank
goodness, we've got the Golf
Channel.
Leon first mentioned
"The Phantom of the Opera"
several years ago when it
was on the stage. He had
taken Paula and they both
enjoyed it. I was proud
for'em.....and thankful that
my hometown wasn't big
enough to "boast" of its own
playhouse.
I think the movie ver-
sion came out las' 'ear.
Cathy picked up on it quick-
ly. "Honey, you know 'The.
Phantom of the Opera" is on
over in Panama City. Don't
you remember how much
Leon and Paula liked it? I
would really love to see it."
Drats!
"Cathy, we went to a
movie in 1998. Are there any
train wrecks, stage coach
races or death defying leaps
in this picture show? Does
it star Ben Johnson or
Gabby Hayes? I don't want
to go see a movie where the
main character is so
ashamed of his singing he
wears a mask over his face!
Listen, I.made this vow back
in 1958....."
I paid eight dollars
apiece for tickets to get in to
see this movie! And the pop-
corn was three dollars a
bag! Mr. Clericuzio is turn-
ing over in his gravel


Smudgie and Little Bit Are As Different As Night


"YOU MIGHT HAVE the
flu," the technicians at the
Dialysis Center told me last
Thursday, as I complained
about not feeling good after
they found I had about a
degree of temperature.
"I can't have the flu," I
said. "I was one of the few
who had a flu shot, so I
can't have the flu!"
Debbie said 'You could
have the flu, just the same."
"A flu shot just keeps
you from having a full-
blown case." Marietta said
and Loralei just reaffirmed
what Marietta said.
Since Loralei is the
nurse at the center who is
nearly a doctor, I took her
diagnosis seriously.
"Dr. Sinacrop will be by
today, and we'll ask him,"
charge nurse Terry said.
I figured that if three
registered nurses and a
technician diagnosed my
one hundred degree of fever
as the beginning of the flu,
then I must have it!
And I still had it Mon-
day, when it came time to


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write this blurb.
But it had to be written,
even if I did have the flu-or
a reasonable facsimile.

FRIDAY MORNING when I
woke up, Little Bit was up
in my bed trying to make me
feel better. She was trying to
lick me in the face, and
doing a pretty thorough job
of it.
I hadn't even got into
the bathroom yet, and Little
Bit had my face clean,
already!
She stuck close to me
all day long. She usually fol-
lows every step Frenchie
takes. She is definitely
Frenchie's dog. She spent
the day nursing me howev-
er.
She competes with


Smudgie for a certain end of
the couch to lie on. Smudgie
competes for the same end.
They will fight
like-well-two. dogs, when
one dog gets the other's
place.
The coveted place Fri-
day was beside me in my
recliner. Most of the day,
Little Bit was right beside
me; but when Little Bit
would leave momentarily to
get a drink of water,
Smudgie would occupy her
space.
After a period of growl-
ing and snarling at each
other, they would settle
down in "their" spot and
things would be peaceful
again.
Until dark.
Then Frenchie took her


shower and sat down to
relax on the couch.

THEN THE COMPETITION
started all over, again!
Little Bit tried to divide
her time between my reclin-
er and the left end of the
couch beside Frenchie and
Smudgie curled up on the
right end of the couch, until
Little Bit decided to put in
her appearance on the other
end.
Such competition for
the favored spot goes on
every evening, beginning
about dark and continues
until the two dogs tackle
each other in a growling and
spitting contest, striving for
dominance in the nightly
fight over the coveted "spot"
for the dogs to lie in.


I just had to be under
the weather, and created a
new "favored spot" that one
day.

BOTH DOGS ARE toy poo-
dles, but that doesn't mean
that either, dog is a "sissy"
about fighting.
They both bark when
someone comes to the door.
Then they will wag their
stubs, furiously, in greeting
whoever is at the door.
The only difference in
the two dogs is their
color-one is white and one
is dark silver. One is nine
years old and the other is
two years old.
But neither backs down
from the other, nor gives
any quarter when the seri-
ous business about who
gets the choice spot to sleep
in comes up.
Smudgie has to have
help to get up on the bed at
bedtime now. She's too old
. and too fat to just jump on
the bed any more.
But she still tries hard
every night.


The first thing I noticed
w\as this opera house wherq
the Phantom was going to
perform was in Paris.
France. I expected Gigi to
burst forth at any moment. i
leaned over to Cathy and
whispered, "I've already
seen this movie!" The second
thing that amazed me was I
didn't realize they had Crest
White Strips back in those
days.i
People, I know what you
are thinking. I had growingn
up" since I was eleven. I
realized now the cultural
and artistic enrichment a
movie like this promotes. I
"sympathize" with the char-
acters. I "grow" into the
darkenifig mood of the
moment. I "feel" the peril of
the heroine.....the torment
of the rich benefactor.....the
anguish of the Phantom.
You would be wrong!
I kept wishing I could
drift off to sleep. It was every
bit as bad as Gigi. It just
had, a much better set
designer. Every time it looks
as if a plot might get to
going.... someone would
break out in a song! They
sang on stage, in the hall-
way, the bedroom chamber,
the dungeon, in the sewer;
the graveyard and up on thq
roof.
And no matter how dan-;
gerous the moment the
young girl that was thq
object of everyone's affection
never looked truly fright-i
ened. It was if she was more
worried about knowing the
words to the next song than
she wa;g being- mo-ved by their
storyline. I couldn't tell if the'
Phantom was a good guy or
a fiendish evil onel And'
when they finally took his
mask off.....why, I had datecd
girls that looked worse than
that! l
'Course, Cathy was
enthralled by it all. Hopeful-*
ly, I picked up some brown-
ie points. Shoot, this should
get me in the running for
Husband of the Year!
And Cathy wasn't the
only one moved by the per-
formances. As we walked'
out one lady, still wiping her;
eyes, turned to me and said,:
"Wasn't this the most won-'
derful movie ever?"
"Ma'am," I'd withstood!
about all the "culture" I'
could for one night, "yoit
obviously ain't never seen
'Bad Day at Black Rock'!"
Respectfully,
Kes


and Day'


BOTH OF MY DOGS ard
"dogs with an attitude" bul
their "attitude" keeps the
day filled with interest at
what they will do next.
Smudgie will jump up in
my lap and just stare at
me-hard.
I know she can't believe:
what she is seeing, but she
stares, just the same.
Smudgie hardly ever,
makes a sound, leaving it
up to Little Bit to ask us to'
put them both outside, but'
she is always ready to go.
Little Bit will dance on'
her hind legs, continuously,:
when she is ready to go out.,
The two dogs are as dif-'
ferent as night and day, but
they cooperate in their
habitual signals to get their:
message across. But there:
is no mistaking when they;
want something.

DON'T YOU WISH you had:
two such dogs to keep you:
company during these cold;
days?


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Loggerhea

By Despina Williams
Named for a turtle but
built for speed, the
Loggerhead Run Bike Path
bn Cape San Bias will be
ppen for pedestrian traffic
within 60 days, according to
the Gulf County Tourist
Development Council.
At a kick-off celebration
for Phase I of the project last
Thursday at the T.H. Stone
Peninsula State Park
entrance, TDC members
detailed the bike path's his-
tory and offered thanks to


Run Bike Path Coming Soon to Cape San Bias


the project's supporters.
The project began five
years ago when the TDC,
through the Gulf County
commission, applied for a
Department of Transpor-
tation grant to fund a
shared-use path that would
accommodate cyclists,
rollerbladers, runners and
walkers.
The grant provided for
two phases qf development.
The first phase extends the
path from the entrance of the
Peninsula State Park to the


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Cape Palms Park, a distance
just under three miles.
Phase II, which will fol-
low immediately upon Phase
I's completion, will extend
the path to the Stump Hole.
A major stumbling block
to the project came soon
after the Phase I greenlight,
when, in the midst of soaring
gas prices, construction
costs skyrocketed.
Julia Cunningham of the
TDC recognized the efforts of
the Department of Transpor-
tation's Mary Ann Koos, an
event speaker, in keeping the
project afloat. "Mary Ann dug
deep into her pockets and
funded us through Phase II,"
'said Cunningham.
Koos, the DOTs bicycle
and pedestrian coordinator,
said the department "had
some decisions to make"
when the construction bids


for Phase I came in $300,000
over budget.
Ultimately, the DOT's
central office provided the
difference, enabling the pro-
ject to move forward on
schedule.
Koos commended county
commissioners Jerry Barnes
and Nathan Peters, Jr., who
were in attendance, for sup-
porting the "hair brained
idea to squeeze a bike path
through the narrow beach-
right-of-way."
Peters, who bought a
home on Barrier Dunes in
1995, said that in the
absence of existing recre-
ational paths, it worried him
"quiet a bit to think some of
the kids would get run over."
Peters was heartened by
the project's emphasis on
creating a safe, functional
path. "I think safety is the


number one priority here,"
he said.
PBS&J Engineering is
currently building up the
shoulders and readying the
ground for construction.
Dean Mitchell, PBS&J engi-
neer, said work will be
entirely completed by the


end of May, with some
pedestrian traffic allowed
within 60 days.
TDC members hope to
ultimately connect the
Loggerhead Run Bike Path
with other existing and
future paths in and around
the area.


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On Friday February 18,
the Dixie Theatre will bring
back the most requested
show since they re-opened
in 1998. "Sylvia" by A. R.
Gurney will once again
delight audiences. Two of
the original cast members
will return and two new fresh
faces will grace the stage for
this production.
Charles Leader will
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Kansas City where he heads
up the theatre department at
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leaving Florida some five
years ago, Mr. Leader has
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the Heart of America
Shakespeare Festival as well
as Missouri Repertory among
others. He received his
Ph.D. from Florida State
University in Tallahassee
prior to joining the Dixie
Theatre Professional
Company.
Dixie Partington will
once again play one of her


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all-time favorite roles, that of
Sylvia the Dog! Since mov-
ing to Apalachicola in 1993,
Dixie has taught a yearly Dog
Obedience Class, another
great chance to be around
her favorite species. Miss
Partington was given the role
of Executive Director of the
Theatre in January of 2004
by Rex Partington (founder),
she says it is her most chal-
lenging and demanding role
to date. Audiences may
remember her as Louise in
"Always...Patsy Cline."
Newcomer Jane Atkins
comes after having written
for many daytime drama's
such as: Days of Our Lives,
One Life to Live, General
Hospital and Santa Barbara
(for which she won an Emmy
Award.) Ms. Atkins has per-
formed with the prestigious
American Conservatory
Theatre in San Francisco,
the Actors Theatre of
Louisville and the Oregon
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Project in Blountstown,
something she was instru-
mental with in Los Angeles.
The Dixie Theatre will be
booking Ms. Aikins fascinat-
ing Playwriting Workshop for
Children in the coming year.
Rounding out the cast of
Sylvia is David Caldwell, who
will return to direct and star
in the March production of
Forever Plaid, which he has
done throughout the United
Sates. David is heavily
involved in numerous pro-
ductions of Smoke on the
Mountain as,well, which the
theatre has scheduled for
2006.
Cleo Holladay will be


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directing this production of
Sylvia. Audiences will
remember Cleo's fabulous
performance in Kimberly
Akimbo earlier this season
as well as her directorial
touches in all three produc-
tion's of "Always... Patsy
Cline."
Don't miss the most
requested play the theatre
has ever presented, February
18 27, Fridays & Saturdays
at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at
3:00 p.m. (please take note of
matinee change to Sunday.)
Ticket prices are $25 per
seat. For reservations or fur-
ther information, call the
Dixie Theatre at 850-653-
3200.
To join or leave the Dixie
Theatre e-mailing list, send
an email to dixielist-
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It's so exciting to read
and see the improvements
being made at Gulf Pines
Hospital. The ER has truly
been a life saver for several
who have had to go there.
We've read some of the
accounts in the paper and
heard of those who have had
to go to the ER with very seri-
ous life threatening situa-
tions who have been stabi-
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PSJ Police Beat
On Feb. 11, James R.
Haney, 28, of Port St. Joe,
was arrested for violation of
probation; Cedric F.
Alexander, 30, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested for driving
with a suspended license;
Krystal D. Shuler, 20, of
Apalachicola, was arrested
for possession of cannabis
and possession of drug para-
phernalia (use).
The Port St. Joe police
department would like resi-
dents to be aware of recent
burglaries occurring in our
city. These burglaries involve
vehicles being entered at
night where the vehicles
were left unlocked. Items
being taken include loose
change, cash, jewelry, sun-
glasses and other small
items. If you suspect some-
one has recently entered
your vehicle and removed
anything of value, please
contact the Port St. Joe
police department to possibly
identify some 6f the recov-
ered property. The Port St.
Joe police department has


made an arrest involving
these burglaries and has
recovered property that
needs identifying. Please
help us help you by securing
your vehicles when left unat-
tended.

Sheriff's Report
Feb. 4: Julia M. Joynor,
w/f, 30, Port St Joe, failure
to pay fine; Renell Thomas,
b/f, 49, Port St. Joe, VOP.
Feb. 5: Jason Weathers,
w/m, 18, Wewahitchka, pos-
session firearm, convicted
felon, possession controlled
substance; Fred C. Zajicek,
w/m, 35, Port St. Joe, bat-
tery.
Feb. 6: John Wilkerson,
w/m, 26, Wewahitchka, dis-
orderly conduct; John M.
McCracken, w/m, 52, Port
St. Joe, possession marijua-
na; Dewey Derand Denton,
w/m, 56, Vernon, DWLSR,
DUI.
Feb. 9: Emilia Renee
Bell, b/f, 43, Port St. Joe,
election voter fraud; Tyler
Scott Moussi, w/m, 19, Port
St. Joe, attaching tag not


assigned, DWLSR; David
Dewayne Edwards, b/m, 45,
Wewahitchka, FTPF.
Feb. 10: Fredrick
Charles Zajicek, w/m, 35,
Port St. Joe, VOP, DUI; John
M. McCraken, w/m, 52, Port
St. Joe, VOP, DUI.
Feb. 11: William Chester
Holman, w/m, 44, Port St.
Joe, FTA, leaving scene acci-
dent; Willie Elijan Quinn,
b/m, 49, Port St. Joe, child
support.

Mexico Beach

Police Report
During the week of Feb.
7 thru Feb. 13, the Mexico
Beach Police Department
answered 60 calls for service.
During this same time peri-
od, they issued three traffic
warnings.
Feb. 12, Wayne Smith,
Youngstown, possession
cannabis <20 grams; Lynne
Dayvtis, Fountain, posses-
sion of cannabis <20 grams;
Gail Trajanowski, Fountain,
possession of cannabis <20
grams; David Corbin, Altha,
possession of cannabis <20
grams.

FWC Weekly Report
Officers Tony Lee and
Shon Brower received a com-
plaint of a hidden net located
on St. Joseph State Park
property. The officers
responded to find four nets
tied together at the cork line
and lead line being approxi-
mately three and a half inch-
es stretch mesh. The nets
were laying on top of an old


piece of carpet hidden up in
the edge of the wood line. It's
believed this net was used
during this year's mullet
run. There were no identify-
ing markings on the net and,
per a standing court order;
the nets were destroyed as a
public nuisance/contra-
band.
Officer Hal Webb was
checking vessels coming in
from fishing at the White
City boat ramp. He observed
as a vessel coming in toward
the ramp stopped to fish
approximately 100 yards
from his location. Officer
Webb believed the subjects
stopped once they saw him
at the ramp and could possi-
bly be dumping fish. He got
back in his vessel and
checked the two subjects
who were found to be in pos-
session of undersize black
drum. Citations were
issued.
Officer Brower was
working near the M & K
Ranch now owned by St. Joe
Land Corporation. He
observed a car parked on Old
Bay City Road that borders
this particular property.
Officer Brower observed foot-
prints leaving the car going
onto the property. He
tracked the footprints for a
brief while and then lost the
tracks. Officer Brower con-
tinued on in the same direc-
tion and found the subjects
had used bicycles to contin-
ue their journey to some pri-
vate ponds they were fishing
in without permission. Both
subjects were charged with
trespassing and no fishing
license.


NOTICE OF SMALL SCALE

MAP AMENDMENT LAND

USE CHANGE


The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners proposes to
adopt by ordinance the following:

ORDINANCE NO. 2005 -

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPRE-
HENSIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY AND THROUGH PROCEDURES REQUIRED
FOR SMALL-SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS PUR-
SUANT TO AUTHORITY UNDER STATE STATUES
SECTION 163.3187, SPECIFICALLY CHANG-
ING PARCEL ID #06315-000R, 5.0 ACRES OF
A TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND
BEING PART OF GOVERNMENT ORIGINAL
LOT 1, SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH,
RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FROM AGRICULTURAL TO MIXED COMMER-
CIAL/RESIDENTIAL PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.

A Public Hearing on this ordinance will be held at the Gulf
County Board of County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday,
February 22, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. ET, in the Gulf County
Commission Meeting Room at the Gulf County Court House,
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL. A copy of
the ordinance is available for inspection at the Gulf County
Court House in the Clerk's Office.

All interested parties are encouraged to appear at the meet-
ing to be heard regarding the consideration of the compre-
hensive plan amendment ordinance.


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Center Social Services Give Blood
Beth Carson, of Bay St. Joseph Care and Rehab Social
Services gave blood on January 26th 'to the North Florida
Blood Bank. Beth feels strongly about giving of herself and
her blood to those who need it most.

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 25 at Lynn
Haven Bay County Small
Business Incubator from
8:30 to 11:30 a.m.; and
March 3, at the Jackson
County Agricultural Com-
plex, 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 Depart-
ment, 5230 U.S. Hwy 98,
Panama City, FL 32401.
For more information
call GCCC Lifelong Learning
at 872-3823 or check our
website at http://www.
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In recent weeks, the
Social Security program has
been in the center of a great
deal of debate. The key to
this debate is the long-term
viability of the system, and
ways to provide benefits for
young Americans.
The Social Security pro-
gram was started in 1935 to
provide for elderly people
during the Great Depression.
In order to provide those
older Americans, it taxed
younger working people.
Therefore, it is what is
known as currently funded
program. That means it pays
current benefits from current
taxes. In researching this
article, I found estimates
that indicated that the Social
Security program will begin
running a deficit anywhere
from 2012, or that it may
never run a deficit. There
are many factors that go into
these projections, such as
,how long people will live,
when the baby boomers will
start retiring in mass, the
growth of the economy, birth
rates, and immigration.
However, most estimates are
that it will begin running a
deficit sometime around
2018 to 2020.
The most discussed topic
regarding the Social Security
program is the establishment
of "personal savings
accounts." Personal savings
accounts would allow indi-
viduals to set up accounts,
much like an IRA, in which
they could direct a portion of
their taxes to fund their
retirement. Each individual
would then have control over
their money, and decide how
that money is invested.
However,. many recent
articles miss the key point of
the Social Security debate.
Assuming continued growth
of our economy, Social
Security.does not appear to
be in immediate danger.
Rather, the key point is
whether the government
maintains full control over
your Social Security taxes
paid, or if individuals have
input in how their taxes are
invested for the benefit of
their own retirement.
Personally, I would
rather have greater control

Gulf Republicans

Meet February 21

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, wk 850-697-5121 or
cell 850-227-5015 for more
information.


over my tax dollars that are
intended to benefit me.
Personal savings accounts
would provide individuals
the opportunity to control
their own tax dollars, and
invest them in a way that is
appropriate for their individ-
ual investment style. Social
Security funds are currently
invested by the government
in low risk, and low return
securities. Personal savings
accounts would allow each
person to decide how to
invest their money, and
potentially get better
returns. Personal savings
accounts would also put the
money in the hands of tax-
payers, and keep politicians
from reallocating the money
to other programs. In addi-
tion, such a program would
provide a great deal of new
investment money into the
capital markets, and should
in turn provide greater
growth of the economy.
Therefore, the key point
in the debate over Social
Security is whether the gov-
ernment continues to decide


how your tax dollars are
used, or if individuals will
have control over taxes that
they pay to fund their own
retirement.
Written by Aaron
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E-mail Aaron.Farnsley
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are: Amber, copper colored eight month old female (pictured);
Kojak, male, bulldog mix, six months old; Jett, beautiful
chow/lab cross female.
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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
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(850) 872-7550, extension
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Gulf County Tax


Exempt
Gulf County Property
Appraiser Kesley Colbert
reminds everyone again that
January and February are
the months to sign up for
any tax exemptions which
might be applicable. Colbert
said, "If you are a permanent
Florida resident and were
residing on your property
before January 1, 2005, you
have until March 1, 2005, to
apply for any of the exemp-
tions for which you might be
entitled."
These tax exemptions
include homestead, senior,
disability, widow, widower,
veteran's disability, agricul-
ture, churches, charitable
and. non-profit. When filing
an application, Florida law
requires that you present the
warranty deed, Florida dri-
ver's license (both spouses),
Florida resident auto regis-
tration (all autos), Gulf
County voter registration
and social security numbers.
Those applying for the
senior exemption must pre-
sent proof that they have
reached 65 years of age on or
before January 1, 2005.
They must qualify for the
homestead exemption and
their total household income
must meet statutory guide-
lines. Those applying for any
disability exemptions must
also meet the statutory
guidelines pertaining to the
exemption.
If anyone needs more
information or has any ques-
tions, stop by the Property
Appraiser's office in the
courthouse or call 229-6115.
Colbert also added that any-


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one who could not come by them and help them with any
the office could call him and
he would be glad to come to forms or questions.

Friends of the Library Annual Meeting
The officers and direc- years, two writing courses
tors of the Friends of the Gulf and many instructional
County Public Libraries, Inc. books and articles later, he
would like to invite its mem- completed "Conflict of
bers to the annual meeting Interest," a legal thriller set
on Saturday, Feb. 26 at the in Tallahassee. His second
Gulf County Library novel, "Privileged
Conference Room, 110 Information," was released
Library Drive, Port St. Joe. mid-September, 2003.
The meeting will begin at
00 p Dwan Hightower, presi-
The guest speaker will be dent, will give a brief
2nd Judicial Circuit Court overview of the past accom-
Judge, Terry P. Lewis, author plishments and endeavors.
of two novels. Governor Jeb She will also share the future
Bush appointed Lewis to the plans for the organization.
bench. Shortly after Lewis Fantastic door prizes will
became a judge, he began be given and delicious
work on his first novel. Five refreshments served.

Boyd Staff Holds Office Hours in PSJ
A member of federal agencies. It is impor-
Congressman Allen Boyd's tant to the Congressman
(D-North Florida) staff will be that his staff is available for
visiting Port St. Joe on the those who are not able to
third Thursday of every travel to either his Panama
month so the people of Gulf City or Tallahassee offices.
County have the opportunity Office Hours with
to personally discuss issues Congressman Boyd's Staff
concerning them. will be held Thursday,
Congressman Boyd's February 17, 2005 9:30 am
staff is trained to assist con- 11:30 am ET Gulf County,
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captured the market on "unique din-
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up the area's best oysters, steamed
shrimp, crab legs and variety of simi-
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Gulf Correctional Recognizes Outstanding Officers & Employees


Pictured left to right:
Officer Michael McCorvey,
Rebecca Waldorff-Secretary
Specialist, Cynthia Quinn-LPN
and Officer Gregory Phillips.


Pictured left to right:
Officer Michael Crosby &
Warden Timothy Whitehead.


Pictured left to right: Lt. Ty
Young, Officer Roger Smith,
Major Samuel Smith &
Warden Timothy Whitehead


Employees Receive Service Pins


Gulf Correctional
Institution employees
reached a milestone in their


(Back Row) Donalc
Nickson, James Yon, Samuel
Smith, Ervin Byrd, Willie
Sheppard.
(Front Row) Kelly
Watkins, Christa Compton,
Rita Hunter, Marilyn Goodwin,
Christa McDaniel.


careers as they were award-
ed service pins for their years
of employment with the State
of Florida.
Service pins recipients
are as follows: 30-year pin -
Major Samuel Smith; 15-
year pin Sergeants Corey
Tibbs, Jim Scarabin and
James Yon and Officer
Robert Lowery; 10-year pin -
Sergeant Rita Hunter,
Officers Christopher Lister,
Christa McDaniel, Richard
Winters, Henry Bozeman,
and Karen Machuca; 5-year
pin Officers Marlin
Gambone, Tammy Pittman,


David Sullivan, Carl
McClamma, Geneva Russ,
Rhett Butler, Laura Gainnie,
Christa Compton, Donald
Nickson, Kelly Watkins,
Tracy Browning, Ervin Byrd,
Annie Fields, John Fowler,
Marilyn 'Goodwin, Jerry
Mallon, Willie Sheppard,
Betty Sims, Bryan Tyler,
Jason Ward, and Judy Yon.
Warden Tim Whitehead
expressed his appreciation to
all those recognized for their
commitment to the
Department and Gulf
Correctional Institution.


Boyd Hosts Town Hall Healthcare Meeting


On Tuesday, February
22, Congressman Allen Boyd
(D-North Florida) will host a
town hall meeting for con-
stituents to express their
concerns and ask questions
on a broad range of health-
related issues.
The town hall meeting is
part of Congressman Boyd's
Healthcare Tour throughout
North Florida. It will'allow for
candid conversations with
the community on important


healthcare issues.
"During the past few
years, my constituents have
consistently expressed their
concerns about the availabil-
ity and quality of healthcare
in North Florida," Boyd said.
"I urge the public to attend
and participate in the meet-
ing so that I can better serve
the interests of North
Floridians in Washington."
The town hall meeting
will be held at the Robert M.


Moore Administration
Building in the
Commissioners Board Room,
from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. ET.
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Quarter for the First Quarter.
Recipients of this honor
were Officer Michael
McCorvey and Secretary
Specialist Rebecca Waldorff


from the Main Unit, Officer
Gregory Phillips and Cynthia
Quinn, LPN from the Annex,
Officer Michael Crosby from
Gulf Forestry Camp and
Officer Roger Smith from
Franklin Work Camp.
All staff members were
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Nominees for this award
were described as conscien-
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and cooperative employees
helping to make Gulf C.I. a
great place to work.


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Sharks Play Tough Tournament


The Port St. Joe Sharks
boys basketball team was
12-15 on Tuesday entering
the District 3-2A tourna-
ment in Blountstown.
Just where Sharks
coach Derek Kurnitsky
wanted them. Well, sort of.
"I told the kids that in
1972 we were 12-14 going
into the playoffs and won
the state title," Kurnitsky
said. "I told them all year
long we were playing just to
get ready for districts, and
we've got the No. 1 seed, so
we're practicing like our
plans are to go to
Lakeland" and the state
tournament.
Kurnitsky has been
involved in coaching for

Alumni Baseball

Game Huge Success
The Alumni baseball
game on Feb. 12 was a
huge success. The varsity
beat the alumni 9-6 in the
nine inning contest. There
were some great plays
made in the field by Ryan
Yeager and Bill Ramsey of
the alumni team. Also,
Mitch Burke and Brett
Lowry homered for the
alumni. The alumni were
coached by principal
Duane McFarland, who
also coached the 1997
state championship team.
A special thanks to
Ramseys' Printing and
Office Products for feeding
the varsity players, alumni,
and family members of
both groups after the
game. Also, thanks to
Triple B Sporting Goods
and The Star for providing
t-shirts and the Bay Area
Officials Association -for its
participation during the
Alumni and 100 inning
contest.
The Sharks open the
season Friday in the
Century 21 Preseason
Classic. Wewahitchka vs.
Rhea High School at 5:00
and Port St. Joe vs.
Carrabelle at 7:00.


nine seasons, but even
before starting his first in
Port St. Joe, he was well
aware of the Sharks' sto-
ried tradition in the sport.
He said he hasn't been dis-
appointed in his squad,
despite the losing record,
which included two losses
in three games last week
against Bay County oppo-
nents.
"We played a tough
schedule, there weren't any
cupcakes and we did that
on purpose," Kurnitsky
said. "That just makes you
better. It doesn't matter
what your record is.
"Up until the
Rutherford game, we'd lost
seven games by a combined
25 points. We've missed a
few free throws, lost at the
buzzer or in overtime twice.
We easily could have won
17 or 18. The Rutherford
game did a lot for us, just
for our kids to get a win."
The Sharks rallied from
a halftime deficit'for a 54-
51 win in Panama City.
They turned the game
around with a 13-4 advan-
tage in the third quarter.
Randall Johnson had 18
points and 9 rebounds and
Ash Parker had 14 points.
On Thursday, Port St.
Joe lost 58-54 at Mosley in
a game where the Sharks
did not attempt one free
throw.
"That's the first game
my entire life where I've
coached that that hap-
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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opened Kurnitsky said.
"We were ahead with 20,
seconds left in that game,
but Derrio Green hit a shot
(for Mosley), we missed,
then had a foul."
Ash Larry topped the
Sharks with 16 points and
Parker had 12.
The Sharks hosted
powerful Bay earlier in the
week and were over-
matched in a 67-51 defeat.
Kurnitsky said that Bay's
3-point shooting opened a
lead his team couldn't over-
come.
Johnson topped the
Sharks with 15 points.
Entering the district
tournament in Blounts-
town, Port St. Joe was
seeded No. 1 followed by
Sneads, Cottondale,
Blountstown and Wewa-
hitchka.
The Sharks' first game
was against host Blounts-
town, a team they defeated
twice during the regular
season en route to a 6-2
record in 3-2A.

Port St. Joe Dixie
Softball Final
Registration
The Port St. Joe Dixie
Softball final registration
for the 2005 season will be
on February 19th, from
9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
at the girl's softball field
on 10th Street in Port St.
Joe and during regular
business hours at Triple B
Sports Supply on Reid
Avenue.
Girls will need to be
present to be sized for uni-
forms and a copy of their
birth certificate 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.


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February 18, Away (JV Only)
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Seuary 22, Home
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Grant Malvestuto at a Gainesville gymnastics meet. The fifth
grader recently placed first overall in the Daytona 2005 Capital
City Cup.

PSJ Elementary Student Wins

Big in Gymnastics Competition


PortSt. Joe ElItneIIitly
fifth. tader 'Grant
Malvestutp placed first over-
all. in., the Daytona 2005
Capital : City Cup.
Malvestuto competed in the
high bar, parallel bar, rings,
floor, vault and pommel
horse, taking home first in
five of the six events.
The competition was
held in,,the Ocean City
Convention Center and fea-
tured over 900 male and
female competitors from 12
states.
Malvestuto is a member


Of the! Pa~iasti8s Level Four
boy '' gynrinastics ''teamii,
which is coached by Brian
Gallagher of Panastics
Gymnastics and Cheer
Tumbling in Parnama City.
Malvestuto joined the
team last January and has
since participated in compe-
titions in Daytona,
Montgomery, Atlanta, and
Gainesville.
In March, Malvestuto
plans to attend the state
competition in Winter
Haven.


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Committee

Forms to Select

New WHS

Football Coach
by Despina Williams
An evaluation commit-
tee comprised entirely of
Wewahitchka residents has
formed to begin the selec-
tion process for a new
Wewahitchka High School
football coach.
The diverse committee
of ten, comprised of
Wewahitchka parents and
business, school, communi-
ty and booster club mem-
bers, will evaluate applicant
resumes and present
Wewahitchka High principal
Terry Linton with three
names for consideration.
The ultimate hiring
determination will then be
made by the superinten-
dent, based on Linton's rec-
ommendation.
As of Feb. 14, 40 appli-
cants had applied for the
position. Superintendent
Tim Wilder anticipates that
number to rise to as many
as 60 by the final Feb. 28
deadline.
"We have some very
good applicants from all
over the southeast," said
Wilder. "We're looking for-
ward to putting the commit-
tee together and getting the
coach on board soon after
March."


Wewahitchka High School Field House


The new WHS field
house and weight room is
finished and most of the
equipment is in place. The
building is approximately
5,000 square feet, with two
large dressing rooms, two
restrooms with showers, a
storage room and a weight
training room. There are also
two restrooms available for
the softball and baseball
fields. The facility is replac-
ing a small, outdated field
house/weight room and will
be available for use by all
sports, both boys and girls,
as well as weight training
classes.
The facility was built
with volunteer labor and
construction took about a
year. The costs per square
foot was very low'when com-
pared to the average cost of
constructing a commercial
building. This allowed a
much larger facility to be
built with the money that
was available. Many thanks


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maintenance employees, the


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the Gulf County School
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February 24, Away (V)
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Planting Irish Potatoes in North Florida


By Roy Lee Carter,
County Extension Director
The Irish potato is a good
choice for most Florida gar-
dens. When planted in the
late winter or early spring
(February March 10), 100
pounds of seed should pro-
duce 10 bushels or more of
potatoes. Use certified seed
potatoes when possible.
Avoid tablestock potatoes as
planting stock as you may


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get a poor variety or one that
will not sprout. Each seed
piece should be cut into a
two-ounce size and should
have two or more eyes. The
cut seedpiece could be dust-
ed with a fungicide such as
Captan to prevent seedpiece
decay. For planting, it is best
to first make a raised bed
about six inches high and
one to two feet wide. If sever-
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Lift at least 50 pounds Work Outdoors


Be punctual and reliable
Reliable transportation


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


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space these rows 36-42 inch-
es apart in the garden. Then
open a seed furrow three to
four inches deep down the
center of the row. Place the
seed pieces into the furrow at
eight to 12 inch intervals.
Cover and water the freshly
planted rows. When prepar-
ing the bed, make sure you
have used liberal amounts of
fertilizer, one quart of 10-10-
10 fertilizer per 50 feet of row
space. Side dress potatoes
twice, three weeks apart with
one pound of 10-10-10 per
50 feet of row space.
Blind tubers are not an
uncommon potato produc-
tion problem. Lets consider a
typical experience. A Florida
gardener planted Irish potato
seed pieces just as directed.
When, after several discour-
aging days, there were no
signs of plants emerging,
he/she scratched into the
soil to have a look at the seed
pieces. The pieces had
sprouted, but the plants
weren't growing the way they
were supposed to. The
sprouts were short about two
or three inches long. There
was a small young tuber at

Michigan Day in

Mexico 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.


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DeFuniak Springs, will be
the speaker for Panama City
Garden Club's program and
luncheon meeting at 11:00
a.m. on Tuesday, February
22. She will bring wildflower
seed packets for $1.00.


the end of each one.
However, there was no leafy
top growth only the small,
round tubers, which would
never reach a useful size.
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described resulted from
blind tubers, sprout tubers,
or more simply, potatoes
without tops. As I said, it's a
fairly common problem in
home gardens throughout
North Florida. We probably
would first think that this
problem results, from some
kind of plant disease. But, it
isn't caused by fungi, bacte-
ria, or any kind of parasitic
organism. The problem actu-
ally starts inside the seed
pieces themselves, and
seems to be caused by an
abnormally high concentra-
tion of cell sap.
Seed potatoes should be
stored in a cool, dark place
not a warm one. This helps


All gardeners are invited
to the meeting held at 810
Garden Club Drive. The lun-
cheon costs $5.00. Make
reservations at 763-9563 by
Monday,. February 21. For
more information, call Joyce
Dannecker at 763-2683.


prevent sprouting. However,
if the storage temperature
gets too high, and sprouting
does occur, just leave the
sprouts alone don't remove
them.
Your best bet is to buy
fresh seed pieces at a garden
center. Then plant the seed
quickly in warm, moist soil
not cool, dry soil. If you try to
raise potatoes by planting
seed pieces cut from stock
potatoes you bought at the
grocery store, we can almost
guarantee that you'll see
symptoms of blind tuber
development. Store potatoes
are often treated with sprout
inhibitor. And this treatment
can result in the blind tuber
problem.
Many gardeners are sur-
prised to see small green,
tomato-like fruits forming on
the tops of potato plants at
certain times of the year.
These fruits are not the
result of crossing of potatoes
with tomatoes, but are the
natural fruits of the potato
plant. Dig your potatoes in
May before the summer rains
begin.


Varieties recommended
for North Florida are the
round whites such as
Atlantic, Sebago, and
Superior, and the round reds
like Red LaSoda and Red
Pontiac. Do not plant the
long baking types as they
grow poorly.
For more detailed infor-
mation on growing Irish
potatoes. Please call your
Cooperative Extension Office
or local garden center.

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A Different Type of Artist at Mexico Beach Welcome Center


"I approach the subject
as a landscape, no matter if
it is still life, portrait or an
abstract. I look at it as a
landscape and I take what I
want from it to paint," states
artist and businessman
Chris Merriam of Mexico
Beach, Florida.
Born and raised in
Panama City, Chris returned
to the area after leaving a
corporate job in North
Carolina to do what he loves
most: create.
In college, when Chris
learned that his painting
could help put him through
school, he majored in art and
studied graphic design.
Unfortunately, the system
was bending his style to tra-
ditional methods, which he
didn't want. He wanted his
own style of painting his per-
ceptions and feelings. He felt
that he was prostituting his
talent by painting colorful,


interior design pieces made
to match a client's sofa or
chair. He felt like a factory
putting out the same old
products. So he went back to
his "landscaped painting."
In a way Chris is a self-
taught painter. He enjoys
painting in acrylic, which he
feels quite aptly exposes the
human environment. He
loves abstract in the literal
sense, not like Pollack, but
as real abstract which
involves recreating a mere
piece or part of his subject.
He also works with translu-
cent paper sculptures and
wire sculptures.
After Chris returned to
his own natural style, he
faced difficulty' supporting
himself with his art work
alone, so he reinvented him-
self. With skills learned in
his graphic design courses,
he went to work in the corpo-
rate world. As art director for


Chris Merriam
a catalogue with a large cor-
porate business in North
Carolina, he lasted about
eighteen months. He
returned to the coast to
paint.
In Chris' world a paint-
ing is never finished until
sold. And Chris' world is one


of abstract whimsical, story-
book works. His soft image of
a small island hut sitting in
the middle of the abstract
ocean is beautiful. It whisks
the viewer away to another
world. Of the different.styles
he likes, he prefers the
Rubenesque and particular-
ly, John Singer Sergeant's
broken colors and brush
strokes, of which several
pieces hang in Montgomery,
Alabama.
Chris developed Merriam
Design to help support his
artistic work and to enable
him to return something to
the community. His compa-
ny provides web sites and is
a full-service, graphic design
studio. Supporting small
business owners with hands-
on work and quality designs,
Chris practices his motto:
"Speed does not equal accu-
racy."
During March you can


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the Mexico Beach CDC
"Welcome Center." His
favorite works will be on dis-
play as well as subliminal
under-cutting on one or two
interpretations of "prostitu-
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Allen Cox Elected Congressional District Chair


TALLAHASSEE, FL -
Republican Party of Florida
Chairman Carole Jean
Jordan is pleased to
announce the election of
Allen Cox as District
Chairman for Congressional
District 2. Chairman Jordan
and Committeeman Cox
released the following joint
statement:
"We congratulate
Committeeman Allen Cox on
his election as Chairman of
Congressional District 2 and
look forward to working with
him," said Chairman Jordan.
"Allen Cox's loyal dedication
and tireless efforts on behalf


of Republican candidates
paid big dividends in 2004.
Together, we will continue
strengthening the grass-
roots, recruiting and training
quality candidates, and
increasing our support of the
local executive committees.
Allen Cox's continued leader-
ship is an asset as we
endeavor to keep Republican
control of the Governor's
Mansion, increase our repre-
sentation on the Florida con-
gressional delegation,
increase our majorities in the
Florida Legislature, retain
our control of the Florida
Cabinet, win the remaining


U.S. Senate seat, and contin-
ue winning local races."
"I am honored to be
elected Congressional
District Chair for District 2,"


Allen Cox
said Allen Cox. "As we move
forward toward a critical
election cycle, I pledge to
work in concert with
Chairman Jordan so that
together, we may continue to
build on our success as we


continue to grow the party
and strengthen our grass-
roots. As a party, we have
accomplished great things,
and I look forward to working
with the talented RPOF
Executive Board as together
we prepare for the coming
electoral contests and con-
tinue to make history."
Congressional District
Chairs are elected by their
respective Congressional
Caucuses and serve a two-
year term. The Northwest
Florida Second
Congressional District is the
largest in the state with six-
teen counties under Cox's
Chairmanship including
Bay, Calhoun, Dixie,
Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf,
Jackson, Jefferson,
Lafayette, Leon, Liberty,
Okaloosa, Suwannee, Taylor,
Wakulla and Walton. The
Congressional District
Chairs form the body of the
Florida Republican Executive
Bdard and vote on matters
related to the operation of
the Republican Party of
Florida.


The Gulf County
Cooperative Extension
Service will sponsor a
Shiitake mushroom produc-
tion workshop on Thursday,
February 24, 6:30 p.m. EST
at the Gaiden Club Meeting
Center, located at 208 Eighth
Street, Port St. Joe. Each
participant will have the
opportunity to inoculate a
mushroom log and take it


home for production eight
months later. The Gulf
County Cooperative
Extension Office will provide
--all necessary- materials and
. equipment needed for this
workshop.
For more information,
please contact the Gulf
County Extension Service @
229-2909 or 639-3200.


NOTICE OF SMALL SCALE

MAP AMENDMENT LAND

USE CHANGE


The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners proposes to
adopt by ordinance the following:

ORDINANCE NO. 2005 -

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPRE-
HENSIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY AND THROUGH PROCEDURES REQUIRED
FOR SMALL-SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS PUR-
SUANT TO AUTHORITY UNDER STATE STATUES
SECTION 163.3187, SPECIFICALLY CHANG-
ING PARCEL ID #03326-226R, 5.23 ACRES
OF A TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND
BEING PART OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 5
SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA FROM AGRICULTURAL TO RESIDEN-
TIAL LOW DENSITY PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.

A Public Hearing on this ordinance will be held at the Gulf
County Board of County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday,
February 22, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. ET, in the Gulf County
Commission Meeting Room at the Gulf County Court House,
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL. A copy of
the ordinance is available for inspection at the Gulf County
Court House in the Clerk's Office.

All interested parties are encouraged to appear at the meet-
ing to be heard regarding the consideration of the compre-
hensive plan amendment ordinance.


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"The boat is like a per-
son," Malia said. "You treat it
like you would a family mem-
ber, because it carries you."
The club will meet in a
public area of Mexico Beach,
and will paddle parallel to
the shore. Participants must
be swimmers and sign liabil-
ity waivers, though safety
will be at the forefront of the
club's activities.
In the summer, hula
lessons will be. offered, with
the proceeds benefitting the
canoe club. At the season's
end, the club will hold a
farewell luau in the grand
tradition of Hawaiian canoe
clubs.
Lisa and Malia are now


concentrating on getting the
word out about the canoe
club. They have sent out 300
information packets, had' T-
shirts and membership
cards made, and have.
assembled an interested
group of board members,
including Marsha Young, a
Hawaii native, and Lisa
.Walls, club vice president
and Port St. Joe resident
who admits that she knows
nothing about canoeing, but
is eager to learn.
'I'm really interested in
it," said Walls. "I think it will
be a fun thing for people to
do."
For her part, Lisa is most
excited that the canoe club


has helped her daughter
adapt to Florida culture
without abandoning her
Polynesian heritage.
Malia, who now calls
herself a "Southern
Hawaiian," and has, to her
mother's amusement,, a
fondness for country music,
line dancing and pick-up
trucks, has found a way to
share her Hawaiian heritage
with her new Port St. Joe
friends.
"The club is a really good
way to show I do embrace my
own culture." said Maha. "It's
really special to me.


Lisa Faipea (center, holding paddle) and her daughter, Malia (left of Lisa), bring:
their canoe ashore after a 12-mile regatta with the Makaha Canoe Club in Hawaii.


Tyndall Air Force News


Tyndall Air Force Base
officials have set May 14-15
as the dates for the Gulf
Coast Salute 2005 Air Show
and Open House.
Under the' theme, Salute
to North America, this year's
event will be highlighted by
the Canadian Forces
Snowbirds aerial demonstra-
tion team. The Snowbirds, a
nine-jet team, are celebrating
their 35th anniversary this
year and to date have flown
for more than 116 million
spectators across North
America.
The two-day event will
also feature a wide variety of
military and civilian aerial
performances. The action
includes breathtaking jumps
by the U.S. Army Golden
Knights anrd Canadian
Forces Skyhawks parachute
teams. An F-15 Eagle from
the Air Force's West Coast


Demonstration Team will
thunder overhead in, a
planned single aircraft capa-
bilities demo. A dazzling
:array of civilian flying per-
formers, including interna-
tional aerobatic champion
Patty Wagstaff, will do their
aerial magic. And military
aviation heritage will be
showcased with air and
ground displays of warbird
aircraft dating back to World
War II.
Not all of the Gulf Coast
Salute 2005 activities will be
in the air. Numerous ground
displays and. attractions will
be available for young and
old alike. There will be plenty
of food, games and attrac-
tions to make this year's
event a memorable one.
Admission and parking
Share free. Shuttle bus trans-
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from the parking area to the


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Seniors'
Gulf County Senior
Citizens' Association is
proud to announce the addi-
tion of two new staff mem-
bers: Lead Case Manager,
Clarissa Herndon and
Activities Director, Jim
Wood.
Operating from the Port
St. Joe headquarters, Ms.
Herndon oversees the
Community Care for the
elderly, Medicaid Waiver,
Alzheimer's Disease
Initiative, Home Care for the
Elderly, and Assisted Living
waiver programs. The Lead
Case Manager is a pivotal
position within the organiza-
tion, coordinating the deliv-
ery of services directly to the
most frail clients throughout
Gulf County.
"We could not be more


On February 10, Navy
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a 2002 graduate of
Wewahitchka High School,
completed U.S. Navy Basic
Training at Recruit Training
Command, Great Lakes,
Illinois.
During the eight-week
program, Destifio complet-
ed a variety of training which
included classroom study
and practical instruction on
naval customs, first aid, fire-
fighting, water safety and
survival, and shipboard and
aircraft safety. An emphasis
was also placed on physical
fitness.


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thrilled to have Clarissa as a
member of the team," said
Sandy Lieberman, Executive
Director. "Our organization
will be growing very rapidly
over the next few years and
Clarissa's impressive creden-
tials and passion for the
elderly will help take this
position to the next level."
Ms. Herndon is original-
ly from Oklahoma and has
lived in Port St. Joe for five
years. She has an under-
graduate degree in
Psychology, a Master's
Degree in Healthcare
Administration from
Oklahoma State University,
and experience as a private
caregiver, case manager and
office administrator.
Award winning singer
and songwriter Jim Wood


The capstone event of
boot camp is "Battle
Stations." This exercise gives
recruits the skills and confi-
dence they need to succeed
in the fleet. "Battle Stations"
is designed to galvanize the
basic warrior attributes of
sacrifice, dedication, team-
work and endurance in each
recruit through the practical
application of basic Navy
skills and the core values of
Honor, Courage and
Commitment. Its distinctly
"Navy" flavor was designed to
take into account what it
means to be a Sailor.


Announces New Staff Members


will join GCSCA Feb. 1, as
Volunteer/Activities Director.
Mr. Wood will report
directly to the Executive
Director and will assist in the
development of a wide array
of special activities for the
community focusing on
activities such as music, art,
drama, dances and concerts;
wellness programs of exer-
cise, dance classes and ther-
apy; group activities such as
traveling, bingo and dinner
socials; and introducing
community-wide educational
programs.
A native of Port St. Joe,
Mr. Wood received the
Jaycee's Outstanding Young
Men of America Award, in
1979. Since that time, he has
lived in Washington, DC and
Las Vegas, NV, devoting
much of his life and career to
designing programs,
fundraising events and pro-
motions for non-profit orga-
nizations. He has worked
with disabled veterans, vic-
tims of Agent Orange, the
Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch,
VFW, and with senior citi-
zens' organizations across
America.
"We are very fortunate to
have such a well-rounded
activities director to plan and
direct events for the commu-


nity," said Sandy Lieberman.
"With the addition of this
new position, I am meeting
one of my personal goals at
GCSCA, to offer a regular
schedule of social and recre-
ational programs to all
mature adults in Gulf
County, fostering continued
growth of the spirit, body
and mind."

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Dept. Benefit Sale
On Saturday, March
19th, the Mexico Beach
Volunteer Fire Department
will have a rummage sale at
the Mexico Beach City Hall
located at 118 North 14th
Street in Mexico Beach.
Donations for the sale
may be dropped off at City
Hall, Monday thru Friday,
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. until
Tuesday, March 15. If dona-
tions can't be dropped off,
call 648-4790 to schedule a
pick up.
The sale will begin at
7:00 a.m. and hot dogs,
hamburgers and sodas will
be on sale for $2.00.
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Tuesday night. A start-up
date will be announced soon.
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Lee Anna and Jerry
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like to announce the engage-
ment and forthcoming mar-
riage of their daughter Jamie
Michelle, to Jack William
Spencer, son of Ada and
Michael McLawhon of Tellico
Plains, Tennessee, formally
of Port St. Joe.
The bride elect is a 1994
graduate of Port St. Joe High
School and a 1998 Graduate
of Florida A&M University.
She is employed by Doctor's


Valu Vision in Nashville
Tennessee.
Her fiance is a 1996
graduate of Faith Christian
School. He is employed by
Dell Computer of Nashville.
An April 23 wedding is
planned for 5:00 in the after-
noon at the Constitutional
Convention State Museum
Park with a reception follow-
ing at the Centennial
Building.
All Friends and relatives
are invited to attend.


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By Amy Sasnett
Love is in the air! Well it
was on February 14th any-
way. The people at Port St.
Joe High School spent their
Valentine's Day running
around taking club pictures,
senior cap and gown pic-
tures, and at the end of the
day, many people received
special presents which were
. sent to the school by friends
or family. I hope everyone
had a great Valentine's Day.
On to club reminders:
Keyettes, do not forget to go
see your adopted grandpar-
ent at the nursing home.
Also, Musical Theatre stu-
dents do not forget to be at
the high school at 6:00 on
Thursday, Feb. 17. You will
be performing "Night at the
Improv" at 7:00. Cake and
pie will be served to the peo-
ple who attend. I hope every-
one will go out and watch
this performance.
In sports news: our first
school guy's soccer team
place first in districts.
Unfortunately, the team was
defeated by Father Lopez
Academy 2 1. Great job on
winning districts this year
guys! You all worked really
hard and made the school
proud! Basketball fans listen
up. The basketball team
traveled to Mosely this 'past
Thursday, but lost 54 57.
The next game will be played
in Blountstown in the dis-
trict play-offs. Good luck
guys! Our first baseball game
will be played here at the
high school field on February
17.' It's the preseason classic,
so everyone go out and sup-
port the Sharks!

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Attention seniors Do not
forget to pay your $50.00
this month for Grad Nite.
Also, juniors, pay your
$20.00 dues to Kaleigh Lewis
as soon as possible. This is
to help finance prom, there-
fore, if you do not pay, you
do not go.
Well, class of 2005, we
only have close to three
months before we walk
across that stage in 'The
Dome." I hope your high
school years have been as
memorable as mine. It has
been a pleasure getting to
hang out and getting to know
all of you. Never forget all of
the football games,
Homecoming weeks, and all
of the rest of the memories
we all made while in high
school. I hope all of you suc-
ceed in everything you set
out to do. Like our class song
says, "but I won't forget the
place I come from." I'll never
forget any of you and all the
memories at Port St. Joe
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White/Bostdorf

Plans Finalized
Final arrangements have
been made for the wedding of
Adam White and Marci
Bostdorf.
It will take place on
February 19th, at 1:00 p.m.
at Oak Grove Assembly of
God. Everyone is invited to
attend.

John Colletta to

Speak Feb. 19
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
www.rootsweb.com/~flbcgs,
or call 850-265-9379.


Lisa Hambrick Varona of
Hambrick Realty, Inc recent-
ly received the Platinum
Sales Volume Award. This
award is given to Realtor's
who have achieved $10 mil-
lion and above. Lisa was
given this award by the
Franklin and South Gulf
County Realtor's
Association.
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ing party at Hickory Lanes in
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lievable view of the Gulf. MLS#103477. Call Pam Collins at 850 899-1054 or floor plan featuring tile floors, screened-in
Call Brian Fletcher at 850 528-3467 or Hall Bell at 850 899-9694. heated fiberglass pool. MLS#103376.
Whitney Whitehurst at 850 567-3310. Call Sam Wexler at 850 653-7986.




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Directions: from St. George Island directionss : cross.bridge to St. George \iDirections: from Port St. Joe travel east
Anchor office turn East on Gulf Beach Island, travel 0.1 mile, turn right on W. to C-30A. Veer right on C-30A. Travel
Drive approx. 4 miles. 300 Ocean Mile Bayshore Drive. Continue 0.3 mile. 6.8 miles to C-30E. Turn right on C-
is before you get to the State Park on the House is on the left. Look for balloons! 30E. Travel 8 miles. Turn left on
right. Nice home on a lot and a half on a corner, Tampico. Turn right on Nassau.
Good value for Gulf View on St. George overlooking canal and Bay. Andersen win- Townhome perched right on a beautiful
Island. Two fireplaces, two pools, lots of dows, beautiful cypress exterior, beach. Two bedroom, two baths. Open
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townhome. MLS#101353. Call Grayson Shepard at 850 653-6718. Call Donna Murray at 850 227-4546.
Call Shelley Shepard at 850 653-6621.

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Beach, travel 1/2 block east to 7th Street.
Turn left. Go two blocks, turn right on
Former. Go 1/2 block down on left.
Duplex with each unit having two bed-
rooms, one bath, Both units are currently
rented. Approx. 1,500 sq. ft. MLS#99653.
Call Henry Flack at 850 832-5265 or
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Beach House Gulfview -- Helms Gulf View
S160 Florida Avenue, Cape San Blas 8984 Auger Ave., Beacon Hill
Directions: from Port St. Joe travel east \ iDirections: from the St. Joe office travel
on Hwy. 98 to C-30A, veer right on C- V northwest on Hwy. 98 2.5 miles. Turn
30A. Travel 6.8 miles to C-30E. Turn right on Fryer Lane, left on Lighthouse
right on C-30E. Travel 2.3 miles, turn Road. House is at the end on the right.
left on Florida Ave. Home is on the left. Beautiful home built in 2000 on large lot
Well maintained home has easy beach with fantastic gulf views. No thru traffic.
access, community pool, and boardwalk. At Extensive landscaping/gardens. Beautiful
the head of the Cape. MLS#101520. homesite. MLS#103566.
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105 Mimosa Ave.
Port St. Joe Lovely 3 Br
2 Ba brick home on land-
'' escaped 1.5 lots located
; behind hospital with a park
in front of the home.
'w M Completely renovated -
beautiful kitchen
cabinetry.Great fireplace in
living room. Large screen
porch! Also, yard building
Nith ...i., and huge storage/crafts room in garage. Appliances are 2 years
c-N ,,.. o.1 cd .iii with no hassle.Many amenities. $535,000 MLS .103510
Call Ellen Allemore 648-5683 or 227-5146.

102 SEA PINES LANE -
GULF AIRE S/D ST. JOE
BEACH Lovely 4 Br 2 Ba
\r large home on interior cor-
F ner lot with some Gulf view.
Sl Great for large family or one
I -- with lots of company.
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a complete kitchens one up
Sand one downstairs. 2 story
with plenty of deck and great
view!Landscaped yard with
irrigation system. Outside shower. Hot tub off master bath upstairs. Near subdivi-
son swimming pool and tennis courts. Many more amenities. $695,000 MLS
103823 Call Ellen Allemore 800-260-1137 or 850-227-5146


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









GULF VIEW CAPE SAN BLAS. Like New
Condition. Single level home with 3 BR/2 BA,
Gourmet Kitchen. Nice open floor plan with fire-
place, screened porch and open decks. Deeded
beach and bay access. 'X' Flood Zone.
MLS#101618. Only $575,000.


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


CAPE SAN BLAS-4 BR/3 BA gulf front
home. Enjoy breath taking views while relax-
ing in this lovely home. Raised ceilings, tiled
floors, carpet on staircase, granite counter
tops in bathrooms and kitchen, just too many
amenities to list. This is a must see home.
MLS#100259. Call Susie White 850-
227-9600 or 227-4046.
$1,500,000.


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


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


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






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101 Gulf Coast Circle 3 Bedroom/2
Bath home featuring hardwood flooring, tile
in kitchen and bathrooms, carpet, fireplace.
Stucco, slate roofing, landscaping. Gated
subdivision. Approx 2700 square feet. Call
Perky White 850-227-5164.
$449,000.00. MLS#101674


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


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












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


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


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


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




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MEXICO BEACH,113 40TH STREET- 3 BR/2
BA Cottage fully furnished and located only steps
away from the beach. End of street has nice
boardwalk to beach. This is currently on the rental
program with Century 21. CALL CAROL BELL
FOR MORE INFORMATION 850-227-
4252. MLS#101570 $625,000







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


901 D Hwy 98 Mexico Beach, FI 2
Bedroom/2.5 Bath Gulffront condo in the
heart of Mexico Beach. Enjoy white sandy
beaches and crystal blue waters along with
breathtaking sunsets from your front porch.
Fully equipped condo with great rental histo-
ry. $725,000.00. Call Susie White
800-451-2349 or 850-227-4046.
MLS# 102604






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








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


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8876 Hwy 98, Beacon Hill Great view!
Has 3 BR/2 BA upstairs with entry from
Lightkeepers Dr. and 2 Br 2 Ba down with
entry from Hwy 98 Use as your home
upstairs and rent out downstairs, or use all
for yourself! Will look at offers prior to reno-
vations. $750,000 MLS 101275 Call
Ellen 850-227-5146




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


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BEACHES
* Overstreet Pine Breeze Subdivision located less
than a half mile from the Intra-Coastal Waterway.
MLS# 103778 $135,000
* Mexico Beach, Interior lot This is within
walking distance to the beach. Underground utilities,
paved streets, curbing. MLS# 103753 $249,900
EASTPOINT
* Lakes on the Bluff Subdivision, Eastpoint.
New gated subdivision, pool, clubhouse, Apalachicola
Bay access. Three lots to choose from starting at
$175,000. Each over 1/3 acre. Call Brenda
Miller 850-227-5380 for details.
PORT ST. JOE
* Southgate Subdivision in beautiful Port
St. Joe. Gated Community, Brick Pavers, under-
ground utilities. Close to schools, churches and down-


town. Call Mark Schultz at 850-227-5605.
* Port St. Joe's newest business
address offers just 41 commercial lots
with water front views, tasteful landscaping with
water fountains, brick pavers and more! A
charming "Old Florida" planned development
perfect for professional offices, shops. Strict
architectural control. Act fast Lots
starting at $299,900
OTHER GULF COUNTY ACREAGE
* Lots at Bryant's Landing with prices
starting at $11,550. MLS#98536.
* Chipola Landing Enjoy quiet country liv-
ing in Dalkeith. 1/2 acre to 6 acre lots will have
very light restrictions. The subdivision is located
near the Chipola River and between Bryant and
Douglas Landings. Septic required. Lots start-
ing at $17,900.


CAPE SAN BLAS
* 214 White Sands Drive-First tier lot with great views
of Cape San Bias. Gulf Access via boardwalk. Call
Susie White 800-451-2349 mls#102589
$695,000
* Paradise Gulf Bay Subdivision Interior lot.
$289,060
* 364 Gulf Pines Drive- A nice gulf front lot in a
prestigious subdivision. Federal flood insurance avail-
able. Call Ellen Allemore $1,500,000
mls#101604.
* Seagrass-Beautiful lots located in a
"x" flood zone. A planned community with
coastal cottage style homes. Amenities will
includUfNT RAgT ool
and pool House. Arcitecural control includes
1750 min. sq. ft.. Lots start at $435,000.
Call for more information. BEACHES


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


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Port St. Joe
Elementary School
& Wewahitchka
Elementary School
Thursday, February 17,
chicken and rice, turnip
greens, peaches, cornbread
& milk. Friday, February 18,
pizza w/pork topping, tossed
salad w/ranch dressing,
pears, breadsticks & milk.
Monday, February 21, no
school. Tuesday, February
22, chicken nuggets, tater
tots, orange halves, graham
crackers, bread & milk.
Wednesday, February 23,
hamburger, french fries,
gelatin w/applesauce & milk.
Port St. Joe Middle
School & Port St.
Joe High School
Thursday, February 17,
chicken and noodles, black-
eyed peas, pineapple chucks,
cornbread & milk. Friday,
February 18, pizza w/pork
topping, tossed salad
w/ranch dressing, pears,


breadsticks & milk. Monday,
February 21, no school.
Tuesday, February 22, chili
con came & beans, cheddar
cheese, cole slaw, crackers,
vanilla pudding & milk.
Wednesday, February 23,
ham sandwich, french fries,
peaches & milk.
Wewahitchka
Middle School &
Wewahitchka High
School
Thursday, February 17,
chicken and rice, corn on the
cob, pineapple chunks, corn-
bread & milk. Friday,
February 18, pizza w/pork
topping, tossed salad
w/ranch dressing, pears,
bread sticks & milk. Monday,
February 21, no school.
Tuesday, February 22,
chicken nuggets, tater tots,
fruit cocktail, graham crack-
ers, bread & milk.
Wednesday, February 23,
hamburger, french fries,
gelatin w/applesauce & milk.


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

Evenings: 850-229-9432
Tom Todd, Broker/Owner
Tom Todd i
227-1501 or 800-876-2611 Reat. Tm do
2720 CR-30, Port St. Joe, Fl 32456 Wu ut s'"- "',.i1_


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1st TIER GULF LOT
Prestigious development. Beartiful lot with boardwalk access to the
beach. Also has community pool. Assoc. dues $800 yr. MLS#
103724. $575,000.
Serving Port St. Joe, Cape San Blas, Indian Pass, Mexico Beach & Surrounding
Areas. Contact us for information on any MLS listed property!
Bo Pearce, Broker Associate

Evenings: 850-229-9432
Tom Todd, Broker/Owner
Tom Todd
227-1501 or 800-876-2611 RealIt, m.
2720 CR-30, Port St. Joe, Fl 32456 .m R EAL MLA i~,


Golf Course Home
St. Joseph Bay Country Club. Beautiful 3/3 located on 8th tee.
SVaulted ceiling, large living room, fireplace and screened porch.
Exceptionally furnished. MLS# 103624. $525,000.
Serving Port St. Joe, Cape San Bias, Indian Pass, Mexico Beach & Surrounding
Areas. Contact us for information on any MLS listed property!
Perry McFarland, BO Pearce,
S Realtor Associate Broker Associate J
Evenings: 850-229-6153 Evenings: 850-227-4607
Tom Todd, Broker/Owner Tom Todd
227-1501 or 800-876-2611 i Really, INc.
2720 CR-30, Port St. Joe, FI 32456 i.u.ut Nu nOWA


Lifeguard Training Class at GCCC
The Wellness & Athletics deep end of the pool and to cost, however, does include For additional informa-
Division of Gulf Coast tread water for two (2) min- Red Cross certification card, ion call Carl enschmidt
tion, call Carl Kieinschmidt
Community College will offer utes. issued following successful
a series of lifeguard training Classes will meet from completion of the course. 872-3832.


classes to be held March 1U-
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


6ti: to U10:0 p.m. in tme
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


Peacebuilders of the Week: February 14 18
Front Row (from left): Pre-K- Caleb Butts; Kindergarten-
Daniel Enloe; 1st Grade-Jordan Peterson
Back Row (from left): 2nd Grade-Jack Moore; 3rd Grade-
Nicholas Lewis; 4th Grade-Austin McNeill; 5th Grade- Dulci
McCall


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

850-647-3895
Tom Todd, Broker/Owner I ------- --
227-1501 or 800-876-2611 l m T .
2720 CR-30, Port St. Joe, Fl 32456 C E~,I AE 1 IR


NOTICE OF SMALL SCALE

MAP AMENDMENT LAND

USE CHANGE

The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners proposes to
adopt byordinance the following:

ORDINANCE NO. 2005 -

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPRE-
HENSIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY AND THROUGH PROCEDURES REQUIRED
FOR SMALL-SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS PUR-
SUANT TO AUTHORITY UNDER STATE STATUES
SECTION 163.3187, SPECIFICALLY CHANG-
ING PARCEL ID #03324-300R, LOT 20, 2.92
ACRES, A PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND
BEING PART OF TREMONT ESTATES IN SEC-
TION 13, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 11
WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM AGRI-
CULTURAL TO MIXED COMMERCIAL/RESIDEN-
TIAL LOW DENSITY PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.

A Public Hearing on this ordinance will be held at the Gulf
County Board of County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday,
February 22, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. ET, in the Gulf County
Commission Meeting Room at the Gulf County Court House,
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL. A copy of
the ordinance is available for inspection at the Gulf County
Court House in the Clerk's Office.

All interested parties are encouraged to appear at the meet-
ing to be heard regarding the consideration of the compre-
hensive plan amendment ordinance.


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Publish February 17, 2005


News From the Halls of


Wewahitchka

High School


by Chris Lewis and Sara
Whittington
Hi there Gator fans, let's
hear that Gator Pride, but
first this week's news. First
on Monday the boys basket-
ball team played at home
against Aucilla.
Unfortunately, it was a dis-
appointing loss. The girls
started their district tourna-
ment. They started it off well
with a win, 33-31, over the
Blountstown Lady Tigers in
Cottondale. Brittany Grice
led with eight points and her
sister Summer Grice followed
with seven. Samantha
Green, a team member, said
"it was great to get the win
even though we performed
poorly in the first half."
The Wewa track team
participated in the Step-Up
Florida Health Walk.
According to team member
Shawn Rich, "it was a walk
from the Gulf Coast Power
plant to the Catholic Church
and it felt good knowing that
your being healthy made an
impression on somebody's


life."
The Wewahitchka High
School SGA's calendar con-
test winners for the girls
were Courtney Cooley, Sara
Whittington, Amanda Neal,
Caroline Douglas, Jasmine
Ward, Randi Chancey, Hall
Harding, Megan Peak, Jenny
Wigglesworth, Rachel Zucci,
Anasi Chaudhry, and Jenna
Bremen. The boy winners
were Cameron Home, Jimmy
Robbins, Brandon Skipper,
Zach Barnes, R.J. Jones,
Clarence Gray, Greg
Sandridge, Jacob Jackson,
Ken Adkins, Shane
McDonald, Philip Fleming,
and Kody Bidwell. It was a
great show and we all appre-
ciated the great perfor-
mances that all participants
put into the event.
The junior varsity and
varsity football teams and
cheerleaders were recognized
at a colorful and decorative
banquet. Thanks to all the
cheerleaders and football
players for their hard work
this year.


Gulf Front Lot!!!
NEW LISTING at Mexico Beach. Approximately 101' on the gulf.
Located near the pier. Potential for single family or duplex. MLS#
103569.
Serving Port St. Joe, Cape San Bias, Indian Pass, Mexico Beach & Surrounding
Areas. Contact us for information on any MLS listed property!

Tom Graney, Realtor Associate

Evenings: 850-647-3736
Tom Todd, Broker/Owner
227-1501 or 800-876-2611 R alt T c
2720 CR-30, Port St. Joe, Fl 32456 can nsRuEl mI e


NOTICE OF SMALL SCALE

MAP AMENDMENT LAND

USE CHANGE

The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners proposes to
adopt by ordinance the following:

ORDINANCE NO. 2005 -

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPRE-
HENSIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY AND THROUGH PROCEDURES REQUIRED
FOR SMALL-SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS PUR-
SUANT TO AUTHORITY UNDER STATE STATUES
SECTION 163.3187, SPECIFICALLY CHANG-
ING PARCEL ID #03326-226R, 5.23 ACRES
OF A TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND
BEING PART OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 5
SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA FROM AGRICULTURAL TO RESIDEN-
TIAL LOW DENSITY PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.

A Public Hearing on this ordinance will be held at the Gulf
County Board of County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday,
February 22, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. ET, in the Gulf County
Commission Meeting Room at the Gulf County Court House,
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL. A copy of
the ordinance is available for inspection at the Gulf County
Court House in the Clerk's Office.

All interested parties are encouraged to appear at the meet-
ing to be heard regarding the consideration of the compre-
hensive plan amendment ordinance.
















lPublsh February 17, 2005I
Publish February 17, 2005


RIVERFRONT WEWA
Beautiful riverfront lot (.83 acres) on Corn Griffin Rd. Has numer-
ous huge trees. Excellent view of river. MLS#101613.
$250,00. Owner financing possible. Give us a call.
Serving Port St. Joe, Cape San Bias, Indian Pass, Mexico Beach & Surrounding
Areas. Contact us for information on any MLS listed property!
Tom Todd Realty

Tom Todd, Owner/Broker ,"

227-1501 or 800-876-2611 T
2720 -3, P St Je, FTod32456
2720 CR-30, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 C. ,A at i I,=LD


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Helen Marie

Shanahan
Helen Marie Shanahan,
89, of Fort Myers, died
Sunday, February 6.
She was born in Atmore,
Alabama to Elmer and
Louise Brunstrip and moved
to Fort Myers as a teenager
and graduated from Fort
Myers High School.
Helen was married to
Roland Shanahan, deceased,
for 62 years. They were
members of the United
Methodist Church in Fort
Myers.
Helen is survived by a
large and loving family who
will miss her dearly. They
include her three children,
Roland Shanahan (Brenda),
of White City, Carolyn
Gibson (Jack) of Fort Myers,
and Janice Brown of

A Journey

Through Grief
First United Methodist
Church invites all widows and
widowers to a workshop, "A
Journey Through Grief," led
by Andrea Rogers,
Bereavement Counselor and
Coordinator of Bereavement
services for Hospice of the
Emerald Coast, located in
Port St. Joe. The session will
be held on Sunday, February
27, in the fellowship hall
beginning at 2:00 p.m. Please
go and share this important
time with others.

Christian

Poet Contest
Contest seeks Christian
poets from Apalachicola.
A $1000 grand prize is
being offered in a special reli-
gious poetry contest spon-
sored by Christian Fine Arts
Society, free to everyone.
There are 50 prizes in all,
including a $1000 grand prize,
totaling more that $4000.
To enter, send one poem
of 21 lines or less to Free
Poetry Contest, 9588
Thornbush Lane, Fishers, IN
46038. Or enter online at
www.free contest.com. The
deadline for entering if Feb.
26.
"We think great religious
poems can inspire achieve-'
ment," says Lavender Aurora,
the organization's Contest
Director. Poems may be writ-
ten on any subject, using any
:style, as long as there is a spir-
itual inference. A typical poem
might be a love poem, or poem
of praise, one that inspires the
reader.
Be sure your name and
address appear on the page
with your poem. A winner's list
will be sent to all entrants.

Sailor's

Guardians
By John Edward Eagen
Quote: "Feed a man a fish;
and you feed him for one day.
Teach a man to fish; and you
feed him for life. Redeem a
man; and you make him a
fisher of men."
God has a special love for
sailors and fishermen who
draw their lives from the sea
For to each he gives a spe-
cial guardian
Angels with golden hair
and flaming swords to depart
with them from home and
return with them again
And when these men are
too old to step upon the waves
They sit with them in
Shanty Bars sipping rum and
sharing the stories of fair
winds and
Good weather of journeys
to far-a-way places with the
echo of a heavenly chorus
sung on the salty air.


Curtis Cryderman
"Local Realtor" &
Swner 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


Cambridge, Maine; 18 grand-
children including Scott
(Lori) Shanahan; 36 great-
grandchildren including
Amanda, Emily and Hunter
Shanahan, all of White City.
A memorial service was
held on February 10, in Fort
Myers.

Larry Farmer
Larry Leroy Farmer, 53,
of Gulf County passed away
Sunday, February 13, doing
what he loved, hunting in a
tree stand. He also loved
fishing. He was a life long
resident of Gulf County,
worked as a truck driver for
Brock Clearing and
Excavation and was a mem-
ber of the Oak Grove
Assembly of God Church.
Mr. Farmer was preced-
ed in death by his father,
Preston Ebert Farmer.
His survivors include his
wife, Linda Farmer of White
City; his children Preston
Farmer and wife, Sheila of
San Diego, California, Angela
Farmer, and Rebekah
Farmer, both of White City; a
grandchild, Angelic J. Lynne
Kiara Farmer of San Diego,
California; his mother, Annie
Mae Farmer; one brother,
Reuben Farmer and wife,
Wanda, all of White City; and
one nephew, Ron Farmer of
St. Augustine.
Funeral services will be
held on Thursday, February
17 at 10:00 a.m. EST at the
Oak Grove Assembly of God
Church with the Rev. David
Fernandez officiating.
Interment will follow in the
family plot in Pleasant Rest
Cemetery, Overstreet.
A visitation will held at
Comforter Funeral Home on
Wednesday from 6:00 until
8:00 p.m. Those who wish,
may make donations to the
Assembly of God Church in
Mr. Farmer's memory.
Funeral services are
under the direction of
Comforter Funeral Home.


Daisy Louise

LaLuzerne
Local artist, Daisy Louise
LaLuzerne, 69, of Mexico
Beach, Florida passed away
February 11, at 5:25 CST
after an extended illness at a
local hospital. She was born
April 8, 1935 to Maudie and
William Moss in Rienzi,
Mississippi. Daisy was the
devoted wife of Fred
LaLuzerne and the loving
mother of Ann LaLuzerne,
daughter, and Mark
LaLuzerne, son. She leaves
behind, daughter-in-law
Glae LaLuzerne and three
grandchildren, Jacqueline
LaLuzerne, Jarret LaLuzerne
and Joshua Johns.
She was one of six chil-
dren; two brothers, John
Thomas Moss and Jessie
Alvin Moss precede her in
death. She left behind
brothers Leslie Moss, of
Burnsville Mississippi;
Dallas Moss and sister-in-
law Maggie Moss, of Corinth,
Mississippi; sister Pauline
McCain, of Counce,
Tennessee; and sister-in-law
Linda Moss,' of Decaturville,
Tennessee; as well as multi-
ple nieces and nephews and
great nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be
held at Holy Hill Cemetery in
Port Saint Joe, FL on Feb 15
at 10:00 EST. Flowers may
be sent or in lieu of flowers,
for those who wish, the fam-
ily request memorial contri-
butions are made to the
American Cancer Society.
Comforter Funeral Home
was in charge of all arrange-
ments.

James A. Oakley
James A. Oakley, 41, of
Howard Creek passed away
Friday, February 11, at a
local hospital. He graduated
from Port St. Joe High
School in 1981 and he was a
Navy veteran serving four


PUBLIC NOTICE

GULF COUNTY
COMMODITY DISTRIBUTION
TO ALL COMMODITY RECIPIENTS:
THERE WILL BE A COMMODITY DISTRIBUTION ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2005
AT THE GULF COUNTY ROAD DEPARTMENT FROM 12:00 P.M., C.T UNTIL 3:00 P.M.,
C.T.
THE ROAD DEPARTMENT 15 LOCATED AT 318 7TH STREET IN WEWAHITCHKA.
.PLEASE NOTE:
YOU MUST HAVE PREVIOUSLY SIGNED UP FOR THE PROGRAM PRIOR TO THIS DATE.
ALSO NOTE THAT YOU NEED TO BRING YOUR COMMODITY CARD WITH YOU.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibit-
ed from discriminating on the'bbsis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a
complaint of discrimination, write USDA< Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten
Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C., 20505-9410 or call (202) 720-5964
(voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


I OBITARIES


Bergeron of Ocala, Chris and
Lana Pate of Panama City,
Craig and Trish Pate of
Tallahassee.
Graveside funeral ser-
vices were held on Monday


February 14, at Holly Hill
Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy
may -be submitted and
viewed at our online obituar-
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years aboard the USS Nimitz,
After returning home, James
worked at the Port St. Joe
Paper Mill until it closed and
was currently employed with
St. Joe Service Company.
James was a loving son and
is survived by his parents,
John and Alimae Oakley; one
brother, David Oakley, all of
Port St. Joe; one daughter,
Brandy Oakley of
Wewahitchka; aunts and
uncles, Treva and Don
Bergeron of Panama City,
Gerry and Bobby Pate of Port
St. Joe, Sherry and Melton
Taylor of Pigeon Forge;
Tennessee; cousins Monica
and Roy Keith of South
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Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship ... Portst. oe
10:30 Sunday Morning Apalachicola 9Panama City
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy.98
7:00 Wednesday Evening <
Pastors Andrew
& Reid Ave.
Cathy Rutherford
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates Fay U cnh
Visit our website at:
famillifechurch.net V Wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)



Currently Meeting on the Second Floor of the Capital City Bank Building
CASUAL CONTEMPORARY CHRIST-CENTERED


Sunday:
Sunday School-9:00
Worship-O:O00
Small Groups--6:00
Wednesday:
Night-7:00


For more
information:
227-1180
www.graceeagles.org


Good.Shepherd .utheran Church
929 South Tyndall parkway
Panama City, florida 32404
phone 871-6311
www.GoodShepherdLC.com

Regular Sunday Worship at 800 a.m. 10:30 am.
Sunday School /,ldult fible Study at 9:15 am.

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

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 Chbrs Btship


() FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship
10:00 a.m. Sixteenth Street
Fellowship Time
10:45 a.m. o
Adult School "
11:00 a.m. ,
*Sunday School 9 /D
*Young Children /
Pa o -J hRit P 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.
Panstor Rev. J. Re_ t 'am eron .. ..


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

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


Rev. Thomas Guido, Pastor
The Catholic Church of Gulf County
Welcomes You
Joseph St. Lawrence Mission
Monument Hwy 71 North
t. Joe, FL Wewahitchka, FL


(850) 227-1417
Weekend Mass schedule
4:00 pm Sat. (ET)
9:30 am Sun. (ET 11:0(


RENEW Season IV 6:30 pm Thurdays
Stations of the Cross 6:30 pm Fridays


Church of Christ

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



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

You're ^mong friends at
Oak Grove ssemb lofGod
David A. fernandez. Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 'Parsonage: 850o2296271
613 Madison Street Port St. Joe, fC
Schedule of Services
Sunday NWednesday
Sunday School 9:45am MIdWeek .eal 5:00pm
Morning'Worship 1O:45am MldWeek Bible Study 6:15pm
.Xdson the.ove 10:45am MlnstryinAction 6:15pm
Cross Training Vouth 6:15pm
Men's Mnistryp Monday 6:30pm
Caddies Ministry Tuesday 7:00pm
Dynamic Praise TWorship reaching the Puire Word


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0 am Sun. (CT)


Parent's Night Out
The First United Methodist Church of
Mexico Beach invites kids to "Parents Night
Out" every first and third Friday between 5:00
and 8:00 for games, crafts, movies and food.
The next night out will be Feb. 18.

True Love Waits Rally
A True Love Waits Rally will be held on
Sunday, Feb. 20, at Long Avenue Baptist
Church from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. ET.
The rally will offer free food, a concert by
M-Pact 4:12, drama, and additional music by
various singers. The MC's for the night will be
Laura Leigh Clements and Zach Barnes.
Everyone 12 and older is invited to this rally.

Highland View Assembly of God
Distributes Commodities Saturday
The Highland View Assembly of God will be
distributing commodities for residents of the
south end of Gulf County on Saturday,
February 19, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
The church is located at 125 Dolphin
Street in Highland View.

Beach Baptist Dinner Menu
The menu for Beach Baptist Chapel's
Wednesday night supper for Feb. 16 will be
shepherd's pie, peas, dessert & tea. Dinners
may be eaten in or taken out and are served
from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. EST. A $5.00 donation
per plate is appreciated.
The church is located at 311 Columbus
Street, St. Joe Beach. Call 647-3950 to place
orders.
Everyone is welcome.

Later is Sooner

Than You Think

by Billy Johnson
I'll get around to it later, I'm sure you've
said this before.
Many times because someone, was wanti-
ng you to do a chore.
We put off things lots of times, that we
could do.quick as a wink.
But before you know it, later, is sooner
than you think.
I've heard men say I'll stop it later, about
the way they drink.
It happened again, later, is sooner than
you think.
I'll fix it later, a man told his wife, about
the kitchen sink.
One more time, later, is sooner than you
think.
When you're young and full of life, and
really in the pink,
Be careful how you live your life, later is
sooner than you think.
I've talked to people about Jesus, that
knew they were living wrong.
They said they hoped He'd wait for them,
they'd straighten up before long.
Some of these guys are gone now, and as
filthy rags, did stink.
It all goes to show you, LATER, is sooner
than you think.


Odhero Sharnard

Beasley
Brother Odhero .-
Sharnard Beasley, 21, of '
Sacramento, California qui-
etly departed this life
Monday, February 7, at
UCD Medical Center.
Odhero was born on
May 21, 1983 in Tallahassee, to the union of
Joseph and Sharon Beasley. The family moved
to California in 1984. He attended
Consumnes River College and majored in Mass
Communications.
His warm personality earned him several
awards of dedication and service with the State
of California Employment Development
Department (EDD), who hired him in 2001 just
after graduating from high school.
Odhero accepted Christ at an early age.
He loved to study the Bible and attend church.
He served as a Jr. Layman, choir member and
played the drums for the Junior and Senior
Choir.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his lov-
ing mother, Sharon Beasley of Sacramento,
California; his father, Joseph Beasley (Sherry)
of Hanford, California; his brothers, Dezman,
of Sacramento, Jaycob and Joseph of Hanford,
California; his sisters, Dominique, Joishawn,
Taylor, and Chanel of Hanford; his grandpar-
ents, Voncile Nickson of Port St. Joe, Lucinda
Carter of Sacramento, grandfathers, Robert
Weatherspoon of Dayton, Ohio and Therman
Beasley (Mary) of Visalia, California; great-
grandmother, Lila Phillips of Fresno,
California; loving aunts, Debbie Ward (Arion) of
Port St. Joe, Renae Larry (Jerry) of Killeen,
Texas, Michelle Jones, Phyllis Beasley, Letitia
Eugene (Dennis), and Charlotte Hoston all of
Sacramento, California; loving uncles, Sidney
Weatherspoon (Hilda) of El Paso, Texas, Harold
Weatherspoon (Sylvia) of Pensacola, Ray
Beasley (Juanita), Lawrence Beasley, Vyncent
Beasley, and Alan Beasley all of Sacramento; a
godson, Isaiah Beasley; god sister, Tamika
Beasley; big sister, Yolando, Glasco; big broth-
er, Simeon Glasco; The Trinity Church Family,
the community, all of Sacramento; loving
grand uncles and grand aunts; a host of
cousins; other relatives and many loving and
caring friends and neighbors.
Funeral services for Brother Beasley will
be held Saturday, February 19, at 1:00 p.m. ET
at the Body of Christ Jesus Church in Port St.
Joe with Elder Donald Nickson officiating:
Interment will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the home
of Voncile Nickson at 232 Avenue F, Port St.
Joe.
All services are under the direction of the
Comforter Funeral Home.

Zion Fair MB Church

Pastor's Anniversary
The members of Zion Fair MB Church are
observing an anniversary service for their pas-
tor, Robert L. Pierson, on the fourth Sunday,
February 27th, at 4:00 p.m.
The Bishop Russell A. Wright, Sr. and the
Providence Full Gospel Methodist Church will
be their guest for the services. They are asking
everyone to come lift up the name of Jesus and
be a blessing to one of God's chosen shep-
herds.


Let the Revival Begin in Port St. Joe


Let's come together as one in Jesus Christ
and pray for healing, salvation and revival in
these troubled times.
International speaker and worship leader,
Senior Chaplain Robert Ralph of Lael
Ministries International based in Rochester,
Michigan, invites everyone to attend revival
meetings, on Friday; Saturday and Sunday,
March 4, 5, and 6 at 7:00 p.m. The meetings
will be held at the Hope Family Worship Center,
Garrison St., located at the corner of Garrison
and Twentieth Street.
This will be a wonderful time of refreshing
and renewal as chaplain Robert brings forth a
timely message of healing and hope for this
hurting generation. There will be mighty wor-
ship, powerful prayer, and Biblical teaching on
the power of uniting together in Jesus Christ to
bring hope and healing to this area.
Don't miss this anointed opportunity to


come together in faith and see Jesus touch this
city and the world.
For more information on these meetings
please call Chaplain Robert at 227-1335. For
more information on Lael Ministries
International, visit their website at
www.LaelMinistries.org.

Gospel Sing at Abe Springs
There will be a gospel sing at Abe Springs
Baptist Church on Saturday, Feb. 19. The
church is located at 13913 SW CR 275 in
Blountstown. Featured singers will be Jim
Wood from Port St. Joe and local talent from
area churches.
The sing will start at 6:00 p.m. CT. For
more information, call 674-4376. Pastor Allen
Pitts and the congregation invite everyone to
attend.


Tsunami Disaster Benefit March 5th


The First United Methodist Church of
Mexico Beach is hosting a Fish Fry and Silent
Auction Fundraiser for the Tsunami Disaster
Benefit. The Tsunami destruction is wide-
spread with unprecedented devastation, and
communities around the world are pulling
together to help these victims.
Please make this community 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.

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


Any donations for the silent auction are
appreciated, and the company's name will be
recognized for your contribution. One hundred
percent of all contributions will be donated to
the United Methodist Community Relief Fund.
Dinner includes fish, baked beans, cole
slaw, hush puppies, cheese grits, tea and
dessert for only $10.00.
Please contact any of the following spon-
sors 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.


SLong Avenue Baptist Church
Touching Lives...
One Heart At A Time
1601 LongAvenue Port St.Joe,FL 229-8691
A community of Worship. Work, and Witness to the glory of God
Sunday Messages 2/19
AM: Generosity: Your Path to Prosperity PM: True Love Waits @ 6:30 in Gym
Love's Still In The Air,,Valentine's Day may be over, but true love will continue! The Bible
says there is "faith, hope, & love and the greatest of these is love." Love is a powerful force. Love is
powerful because it begins with the most powerful One in the universe: God.
"God is love," I John 4:16 says. We have been created in His image. So, let us keep on lovin'.
Patience, kindness, & forgiveness are all love in action. Let love still be "in the air" in your home,
work, & church today.
Worslip on Sunday: Bible Study on Sunday: Worship on Wednesday:
11:00am and 7:00pm 9:45am and 6:00pm 7:00pm


THE BANK
Port St. Joe Mexico Beach
Apalachicola Carrabelle
For All Your
Financial Needs
MEMBER FDIC EQUAL HOUSING LENDER

COSTIN & COSTING
LAW OFFICES
Charles A. Costin
Personal Injury *Real Estate
Workers' Compensation
(850) 227-1159

COMFORTER
FUNERAL HOME
W. P. "Rocky Comforter
L.F.D.
(850) 227-1818

MEXICO BEACH
ANIMAL CLINIC
(850) 648-8811
1000 Highway 98
Grooming *Boarding Pet Supplies


SOUTHERLAND FAMILY
FUNERAL HOME
507 10th Street, Port St. Joe
(850) 229-8111

CRYSTAL SANDS REALTY
1602 Highway 98,
Mexico Beach
(850) 648-4400 *888-385-1844
www.crystalsandsrealty.com

RISH, GIBSON
& SCHOLZ, P.A.
William J. Rish, Thomas S. Gibson,
Russell Scholz
(850) 229-8211

THE STAR
209-211 Reid Ave.,
Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1278
www.StarFL.com


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

WI U, "A Reformed Voice
in the Community"

S1j ,Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School ............................ 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Fellowship ....................10:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service .......... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ............6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Night (Bay St. Joseph) .. 6:30 p.m.
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship ...6:00 p.m.
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Faith Chrislian School

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

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

TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN
XST. JAMES'

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

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


Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship: 7:00 p.m.
SAll Times are EST


Dan Rhodes PASTOR
Jarrod Wester
Director of Youth Ministries
Deborah Loyless
Director of Children Ministrie)s/


Jesuis i Lord an He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:

^Si~Glla~b~iela Jfapts t (illurch
382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306
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Mike Westtirook,
Pastor


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Sunday 5cnool
Morning Worship
Evening Service
Discipleship Training
Wednesday Prayer


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


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS
Singing: 9 a.m. Sunday


Worship:


9:30 a.m. Sunday


Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 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
S A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembl 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 Mecting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
"0 taste and see that the Lord istood: blessed is the mantt trutstcth in
Him." Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725
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News Column
Faith Christian School


Several Faith Christian
Students participated in the
Daughters of the American
Revolution American History
Month essay contest this
year. FCS wants to congratu-
late all the participants for
their time and effort as well
as their excellent study
resulting in a deeper appreci-
ation for the men and women
of our country's early history
who endured sacrifices and
hardships to make this
country great. Winners of the
contest include: in grade five,
Patricia Davidson, first,
Tiffany Burch, second, Tyler
Sarmiento, third, in grade
six, Brian Pitts, second, in
grade seven, Dillin McGhee,
first, Timothy Caswell, sec-
ond, Rachel Thayer, third,
and in grade eight, Jamie

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Kennedy, first. Our apprecia-
tion to the Saint Joseph
Chapter of the NSDAR for
sponsoring this contest
which is beneficial to the stu-
dents in terms of their ability
to do such papers and in
learning more of their rich
heritage.
Six students took a hike
last Wednesday with the
Step-up Florida Program
promoting healthy living.
Their group is- sponsoring
and organizing a hike across

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Middle

School Ne


School will not be held
on Monday, February 21 due
to President's Day.
The Century Program
Scholars will host the "New
Gulf Coast Choir" on
Wednesday, February 23.
FCAT testing for all stu-
dents will begin on Monday,
February 28. Students
should get plenty of rest, eat
a nutritious breakfast, arrive


Tyler Sarmiento

Faith Christian

School Spelling

Winner


Florida in 2005 to emphasize
the understanding that
physical activity will add life
to your years, and years to
your life. The route for Gulf
County began at the Bay-
Gulf County Line on
Highway 22 and proceeded
through Wewahitchka across
Lake Alice and the Dead
Lakes. Then it continued
along Highway 71 to the
Gulf-Calhoun Line. The par-
ticipating FCS students and
their leaders were Ryan
Taylor, Sandy Hodges, Zach
Taylor, Jessica Sarmiento,
Trevor Burch, Derek
Barfield, Terri Nelson, and
Lori Beightol.
The winner of the Faith
Christian School Spelling
Bee is fifth grader Tyler
Sarmiento, and Malesa
Smith came in second. Tyler
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at school by 7:55 a.m. and
bring sharpened #2 pencils.
Congratulations to the
school spelling bee champ,
Sara Ward and runner-up,
Forest Halualani. Sara will
compete in the Gulf County
Spelling Bee on Thursday,
February 17 at 10:00 a.m. in
the Port St. Joe Middle
School Media Center. Good
Luck Saral


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The winner of the Faith .
Christian School spelling bee" -
is Tyler Sarmiento, a fifth
grader. Malesa Smith placed
second. Tyler will represent
FCS in the Gulf County
Spelling Bee on Feb. 17, at -:;
10:00 a.m. at Port St. Joe -i
Middle School Sara Ward and Forest Halualani


will represent FCS in the
Gulf County Spelling Bee to
be held February 17, at
10:00 a.m. in the media cen-
ter at Port St. Joe Middle
School. Other spelling con-
testants were Tiffany Burch,
Trisha Davidson, Erin
Kennedy, Arion Ward,
Dannie Bolden, Nate Taylor,
Tim Caswell, Rachel Thayer,
and Jamie Kennedy.
On Wednesday,
February 9, the second grade
students were given a dental
presentation and screening
by Beverly Grinslade from
the Gulf County Health
Department. She also pre-
sented a short video, hands
on teaching, a coloring book
for the kids and a tooth-


brush. The students enjoyed
the 30 minute program and
learned good lessons in den-
tal hygiene. Thank you,
Beverly, for your visit.
The magazine sales pro-
motion is over, and Mason
Simmons, a third grade stu-
dent, won the drawing for the
Robot, a much-coveted prize.
FCS would like to thank all
the students and parents for
filling in and returning the
packets of names and
addresses.
Remember to sign and
return the progress reports
that were sent home today,
and please note that
Monday, February 21 is
Presidents' Day, a school
holiday. Spring pictures will


be taken on Wednesday,
February 23, so plan to be
neatly dressed, wearing your
best smile. March will be a
busy month beginning with
Spirit Week and the annual
Field Day. The PTF is plan-
ning an appreciation break-
fast treat for the teachers on
March 16.
As FCS remembers our
presidents and others who
have made many sacrifices,
let us also remember the one
who made the greatest sacri-
fice. "We understand what
love is when we realize that
Christ has given his life for
us. That means we must give
our lives for other believers."
I John 3:16 (GWT)


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What's the difference

between these two lots?

You can't see it? The lot on the left is in your electric cooperative service area. The owners of
that lot have been given a loan by your co-op, and in six months a business will be standing
there that will employ dozens of people. The lot on the right is in another area where there is no
co-op, and in six months will simply be an empty lot. Okay,,now do you see it?

Our community belongs to all of us. Your local electric cooperative is helping to make it better.


Gulf Coast
Electric Cooperative
S A Toud.one nrg' CoprarIve __
www.gcec.com
800-568-3667 or 800-333-9392


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

AUTOS
1994 Chevy Cavalier -
good shape runs good
good tires $1,000
obo. 647-3930. 227-
5786. 2tp2/17

1999 Pontiac Grand
Prix GT, 4 dr. leather,
moonroof, spoiler,
$7995, Extra nice -
Call Ellis 674-5463
ltc2/17

2000 Mercury Grand
Marquis GS, PW/PL
power driver seat,
SC/TW, only 65K miles
call Larry 674-2577.
ltc2/17

1999 Ford Expedition
XLT, Dual, A/C run-
ning boards 3rd seat,
$10,950 ask for Ellis
674-5462 ltc2/17

2002 Ford Explorer
Sport Trac, V6 AT -
loaded 30K miles,
$17,500 ask for Larry
674-5463. ltc2/17

1999 F150 Supercab
XLT, Flareside, 5.4L,
Towing pkg, asking
$12,995, call Ellis 674-
2577. ltc2/17

2001 Chevy Ext. cab
LS, Silverado, AT-
PW/PL towing pkg -
$13,995. Call Larry
674-5462. ltc2/17

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

For Sale 2000
Cadillac Escalade.
White, 4WD,i Excellent
Condition. $21,000,
Call 653-8152 2tp2/10

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


For Sale 50' Shrimp
boat. Good condition
647-2608. 4tc2/17

#USINESS FOR $AUL
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
TODAYI. 2tp2/10


1 bed. house 524 E.
4th St. First, last &
sec. req. $450/mo. ref-
erences. 227-3333.
2tp2/17

I'obile home in Wewa
V'3D/1BA $325/mo
;2.us $325 sec. dep.
639-5721. 2tp2/17"

Furnished 2BR/1BA
mobile home. free lawn
care. No pets.
$350/mo. 200 dep.
229-1954' or 877-874-
8001. ltp2/17


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



MINI STORAGE
Ot seila Re Ave. StPt, Nt St. J.e, FL
2296200 Office
814-7400 CelO Phone
7859777 After Hours


BEACH

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


Retail Space
Port City
Shopping Center -


3000 sq. ft. shop.
Call George at
229-6031.
tfcl0/21

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
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Under New Management

Voice/TTY Access
S(352)472-3952 a


ST InF FI THIIR.SDAY FFRRUARY 17. 2005


FOR RENT
New House for Rent:
CR30 2 bedroom 2.5
bath New and fully
furnished with design-
er furniture screened
porch with upper deck
with a great view of the
Bay. Minimum 6
month lease required.
No Pets $1250 a
month plus utilities.
Call (850) 229-7799.
4tc2/17

Office Space: Executive
Office with Beautiful
View on C-30. Private
entrance, excellent
business location for
all Cape & Indian Pass
traffic. $655 plus tax
includes all utilities
except telephone-
cable wired for DSL.
Call (850) 229-7799 for
more information.
4tp2/17

3 BR house 1804
Marvin Ave. $750/mo.
large lot, storage bldg.,
nice neighborhood.
770-654-1328. 770-
534-7699. ltp2/17

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
ask for Russ. 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. tras

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

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

For Sale Clean-22.1 cu
ft. Kenmore
Refrigerator, Freezer.
Water and ice in door.
Excellent condition.
$150. Clean -
Whirlpool gas range
with 4 burners and top
rill. Good condition.
100. Singer Magic
Steam press 7 Used
very little. $30. Phone
229-8859 Cell 227-
5378. ltp2/17

Wurlhtzer spirit piano.
Good condition. $500.
229-8649. ltp2/17


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

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



WIN l4l'kl Ready to
Finish
Furniture


the rest of the term left
from the previous
Special Master.
The Special Master
and Alternate Special
Master will be appoint-
ed by the City Council.
For more information,
please call Mexico
Beach City Hall at 648-
5700 or submit your
request to fill this posi-
tion to P.O. Box 13425,
Mexico Beach, FL
32410 or you may sub-
mit your request at
118 N. 14th Street
between 8 AM and
4:30 PM Central time
Monday through
Friday. ltc2/17


CLASSIFIED ADS


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
ISrichelle 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


FURNITURE
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


Yard Sale 6808 Georgia
Ave. St. Joe Beach. 8
til? Sat. Feb 19. few
tools. ltp2/17

Yard Sale Sat 2/19 8-
1. Lots or misc house-
hold items, ceiling
fans, air cond. Corer
or Santa Anna &
Alabama Ave. St. Joe
Beach. Itp2/17

Garage Sale Fri & Sat
morning 8-12 162 Ave
E. New & used clothes,
tools, all kind of
plumbing parts, and
lots of other things.
ltp2/17

Large yard sale 2/18 &
19 Fri. 1pm until. Sat.
8am until 510 8th St.
PSJ in Alley, Back
yard. Movies, music,
furniture, lots more.
ltp2/17

Moving Sale Feb 18-19
9 AM 6 PM.
Household, yard tools,
small appliances, fur-
niture, computer desk,
fishing equip, much
more. 409 Nautilus
Dr., St. Joe Beach.
ltp2/17

HELP WANTED
Immediate position
in non-profit account-
ing. Maintain budget,
financial and account-
ing records for pro-
grams and grants;
accounts payable and
receivables, payroll,
P.O.'s and inventory.
Minimum require-
ments: H.S. graduate,
+ coursework in book-
keeping or accounting,
5+ years experience as
bookkeeper, working
knowledge of double
entry bookkeeping
through trial balance.
Call 229-8466.
2tp2/17

All full time positions
avail, survey field crew
- Cadd tech. pay
dependent upon exp.
Application avail, at
SM Marley 227-7322.
406 Reid Ave. 4tp2/17

The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission is accept-
ing applications for full
time OPS Research
Technician at $10.50
per hour, no benefits.
Duties include fish-
eries field sampling,
assisting with the
maintenance and
repair of sampling
gears and vessels and,
data processing using
personal computers
and database software.
This position requires
extensive fieldwork
and the ability to pull
and lift heavy nets
under adverse condi-
tions. Minimum quali-
fications included high
school diploma or
equivalent, relevant
marine-related field
experience, and a valid
Florida driver's license.
This position is located
at the Apalachicola,
Estuarine Research
Reserve, 350 Carroll
St. Eastpoint. Contact
person: Richard
Lehnert (850)670-4783
call or come by for
application. 2tp2/17

The City of Mexico
Beach is seeking vol-
unteers to act as the
Special Master and the
Alternate Special
Master. The Special
Master and Alternate
Special Master must
be full time residents
of the City of Mexico
Beach, and shall be
appointed for a term of
two (2) years, and work
without compensation
while conducting these
duties.
The Alternate Special
Master shall fill any
vacancy due to
absence of the Special
Master including any
temporary basis due to
unforeseen circum-
stances. The Alternate
Special Master shall fill
a vacancy due to
removal or permanent
absence of the Special
Master and shall fulfill


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(ELP WANTED
Exp. Concrete finish-
ers needed Top Pay for
top work Call Jason
at 227-8630.
2tp2/17

Permanent Position -
25 to 35 hours a week.
Telephone/Collections
Customer Service.
Flexible hours. Good
starting pay with per-
formance review within
90 days. Call 227-
9292. 2tc2/17

Surveying
Opportunities Party
Chief for Wakulla, Gulf
and Franklin Counties,
Terrestrial and Marine
work. Salary commen-
surate with training/
experience. Call (850)
653-8899 or Fax
(850)653-9656 resume
to Rich Williams at
Garlick Environmental
Associates, Inc. (or)
Email resume to gar-
lickenvironmental@mc
hsi.com ltc2/17

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 Reidd
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

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

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

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

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


HELP WANTED
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

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

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. For a
solid new career, call
Today 1-866-280-
5309, 4tc2/3

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. 31t2/

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


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

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

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


For Sale Little Tykes
table and chairs $30.
Power Wheels 4
Wheeler & go cart $40
& $45. Call 227-1171.
2tp2/17
4 prom dresses size 6,
call Tankersley 227-
1200. Can leave mes-
sage. 2tc2/17
For Sale Snapper,
Hydro Rider like new.
$800. Call 647-3810.
3tp2/10
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

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

MOBILE HOMES
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' Home-
stead single wide
mobile home, full car-
peted, all elec. washer,
dryer, dishwasher, ice
maker, 3 bedroom, two
full baths. $18,750.
227-7932. 5tp2/10


For Sale by owner.
Partially cleared lot in
upscale neighborhood
- Garrison Plantation.
Approx. 100x150 feet.
Priced to sell. Call 227-
9292 or 227-6120.
2tc2/17
Large beautiful bldg lot
in Garrison Plantation,
just before the cul-de-
sac. Lot 22, $132,900.
Call Donna Murray
227-4546, Anchor
Realty & Mortgage Co.
for details. 8tp2/17

Port St. Joe 283
Charles TAve. White
City, Nice home with 3
Irg bdrms, private loca-
tion with mature trees
on corner lot, fenced
backyard, carport,
large deck for cooking
out. Don't miss this
one! $199,000 Joan
Love-lace (local 527-
2560) Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty 800-
239-4959
tfc5/1

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


Avon Now is the time
Join in Feb for $5
Receive $20 in free Avon products.
Bring a friend to join and receive
$20 cash from Avon. 850-874-1751.
21p2/17

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Home Inspections From $195.00 EPA Certification
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REAL ESTATE
FSBO Two 1/2 acre
lots cleared. Sunshine
Farm Road. $65,000
ea. Call 648-4110.
4tpl/27

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
Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty,
800-239-4959. Local
call 850-527-2560.
tfcl/27

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
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Established 1938 Servina Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67 years


CLASSIFIED ADS


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2005 9B


IUN I C S


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GERALD L. NIXON
Deceased./
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NUMBER 05-06-PR
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of GERALD L. NIXON.
deceased, whose date of death
was December 13, 2003, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Gulf County, Florida, Probate
Division, File Number 05-06-
PR; the address of which is
Gulf County Courthouse. 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.. Port
St. Joe. Florida 32456. The
names and addresses of the
Personal Representative and
the Personal Representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons, who have
claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, and who
have been served a copy of this
notice, must file their claims
with this Court ON OR
BEFORE THE LATER OF THE
DATE THAT IS THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons who
have claims or demands
against the decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contin-
gent or unliquidated claims.
must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE. ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENTS
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this Notice is February 16,
2005.
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Telephone: (850) 227-1159
Florida Bar No. 699070
Personal Representative:
William A. Nixon
477 Old Bay City Road
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Publish February 17 & 24,

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Sealed bids in duplicate will be
received until, March 9, 2005
at 2:00 E.S.T, in the office of
the Gulf County School
Board. 150 Middle School
Road, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456 at which time and place
all bids will be publicly opened
and read aloud for:,
SIX CLASSROOM ADDITION
TO
WEWAHITCHKA MIDDLE
SCHOOL
SWEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA
The Contractor shall furnish all
labor, materials and equip-
ment; and shall be responsible
for the entire completion of this
project.
Plans, specifications and con-
tract documents may be
inspected at the office of the
Architect. Charles A. Gaskin,
ARA, Architect, 130 Hwy.
22, Wewahltchka, FL 32456,
and may be procured by
General Contractors, upon a
deposit of $200.00 per set for
plans and specifications.
Cashier's check, certified check
or bid bond, for not less than
5% of the amount of bid, must
accompany each proposal.


GULF COUNTY SCHOOL
BOARD
January 11, 2005
The Gulf County School
Board met in regular session
on January 11, 2005, at 6:00
p.m. EST, in their
Administrative Offices. The fol-
lowing Board members were
present: Oscar Redd, Charlotte
Pierce, George Cox, Billy C.
Quinn, Jr., and Linda Wood.
The Superintendent and Board
Attorney were .also present.
Chairman Redd presided.
RECOGNITION: The
Board recognized each of the
following:
A. The Buccaneers and the
Jaguars, Super Bowl
Champions from the Gene
Raffield Football League
B. Port St. Joe Middle School
Students: Ernie.Balogh, Brent
Walker. Douglas May, and
Middle School
Teacher, Mrs. Judy Williams,
made US History Powerpoint
Presentations.
ADOPTION OF AGEN-
DA: On motion by Mrs. Pierce
and seconded by Mr. Cox, the
Board unanimously adopted
the agenda, amended to
include pages 14a, 17a, 22a,
25a, 25b, 25c, 25d (Personnel),
29a, 2,9b, 29c, 29d
(Superintendent's Report), and
correction on page 7 (page 2 of
the December 14, 2004, Board
Minutes).
CONSENT ITEMS: On
motion by Mrs. Wood and sec-
onded by Mr. Quinn, the Board
unanimously took noted action
on the following consent items:
Approval of Minutes:
Approved amendments to the
minutes of the November 9,
2004, Board Meeting, as rec-
ommended. The two amended
items will read as follows:
(1) "On motion by Mrs.
Pierce, second by Mr. Quinn,
and unanimous vote, the Board
voted to accept the 2004-2005
TETIT and Risk Management.
with Panhandle Area
Educational Consortium
(2) "On motion by Mr.
Redd, second by Mrs. Gaskin,
and unanimous vote, the Board
voted to accept the School
Advisory Councils for 2004-
2005, as submitted.
Approved minutes of the
December 14, 2005 Board
Meeting, reflecting the following
amendment to page 2 to read ,
"Approved upgrading the salary
scale 2% for substitute bus dri-
vers. from $8.88 per hour to
$9.05 per hour, as recommend-
ed."
Payment of Bills,
Approved budget amend-
ment/payment of bills as sub-
mitted.
Budget Amendment III General
Budget Amendment III Federal
Budget Amendment Ill PECO
'Personnel: Approved
changes in job descriptions for
Assistant Superintendent
/Director of Support Services
and for Director of Instruction,
with amendment to Item #3
under Qualifications on both
descriptions. Item #3 now
reads as follows. "Minimum of
seven (7) years successful expe-
rience in education which
includes, but is not limited to,
teaching, supervisory or admin-
istrative experience.
Approved Jay Bidwell for
the supplementary pay position
of boys track coach for the
2004-2005 school year at
Wewahitchka High School.
Approved Matt Bullard
and Coy Adkins for lunchroom
duty supplementary pay for the
2004-2005 school year at
Wewahitchka High School.
Approved Margaret
Ellmer for lunchroom duty


Performance. Labor and
Materials bond, and
Workman's Compensation
Insurance will be required of
the successful bidder.
Right is reserved to reject any
and all proposals and waive
technicalities.
No bidder may withdraw his
bid for a period of thirty (30)
days after date set for opening.
Byron Timothy Wilder
Superintendent
Gulf County School Board
Port St. Joe. FL 32456
Charles A. Gaskin, ARA
ARCHITECT
P.O. Box 7
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Publish February 17 & 24.
2005

NOTICE OF INTENDED
ACTION THE GULF COUNTY
SCHOOL BOARD
Purpose and Effect: The Gulf
County School Board proposes
to amend and adopt policies, as
provided for in the
Administrative Procedures Act,
for the purpose of bringing said
policies into compliance with
Florida Statues and State
Board of Education Rules.
Summary: The following is a
brief description of each pro-
posal change.
2.26 School Improvement and
Education Accountability
2.30 School Advisory Councils
3.52 Copyrighted Materials
5.63 Guidelines and
Procedures Concerning HIV.
AIDS, or Other Communicable
Diseases (Student and
Employee) Option 2
6.145 Substitute Teachers
6.17 Appointment or employ-
ment requirements.
6.23 Assisting Teachers to
Become Highly Qualified
Economic Impact: These pro-
posals will result in no direct
costs associated with imple-
mentation.
IF REQUESTED. A HEARING
WILL BE HELD AT:
Time: 6:00 p.m. ET
Date: March 8. 2005
Place: Gulf County School
Board
150 Middle School Road
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
The entire text of the proposed
rules can be inspected during
regular office hours at the Gulf
County School Board Office.
150 Middle School Road, Port
St. Joe. FL.
Special legal authority under
which the adoption is autho-
Srized and the law being imple-
mented and interpreted are
made specific.
The addition and changes are
proposed by Carolyn Witten,
Director of Support Services
and approved for consideration
by Tim Wilder, Superintendent.
Amendments: See above.
Publish: February 17 & 24,
2005

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that Simon G. Price the holder
of the following Tax Certificate.
has filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and
year of issuance, the descrip-
tion of the property, and the
names in which it was assessed
are as follows:
Certificate No.: 434
Application No.: 2005-1
Year of Issuance: 1998
R.E. No.: 05940-000R
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


supplementary pay for the
2004-2004 school year at Port
St. Joe Elementary School.
Accepted amended notice
of intent to retire from Mrs.
Constance St. Clair. Mrs. St.
Clair's new intended date of
retirement is May 27, 2005.
Approved Ruby L.
Farmer to enter the DROP pro-
gram February 1, 2005, with
an anticipated retirement date
of January 31, 2010. Also
approved payment of terminal
leave by Option 2 as requested.
Approved Kathy Thomas
for fiscal clerk at the
Administrative Offices, effective
February 1, 2005. Mrs.
Thomas' salary Is to be based
on the finance II pay scale with
sixteen (16) years of experience.
The Board granted per-
mission to advertise for a
Secretary 1A position (206 days
worked) at the Administrative
Offices, as recommended.
Accepted resignation of
Brenda Little as paraprofes-
sional teacher aide at
Wewahitchka Elementary
School, effective January 14,
2005.
Approved Pertanya
Presley as a substitute teacher
in the Gulf County School
System.
Approved Kim Nobles as
ESE Aide at Port St. Joe
Elementary School for remain-
der of the 2004-2005 school
year.
Approved Janice Adklson
as Parent Liaison for the Gulf
County School District for the
remainder of the 2004-2005
school year.
Approved Margaret Ann
Fisher as Secretary II in the
Exceptional Student Education
/Student Services Department
for the remainder of the 2004-
2005 school year, pending
clearance from the Human
Resource Department.
BID MATTERS: On
motion by Mr. Cox and second-
ed by Mr. Quinn, the Board
unanimously approved the fol-
lowing bid matters:
Awarded the Port St. Joe
Elementary School Gymnasium
Painting bid to S & L Painting
of Gulf County, as recommend-
ed.
Awarded the bid for
designing the air conditioning
system at the Port St. Joe
Elementary School Gymnasium
to Guilford, Driggers and
Associates, Inc., Engineering
Firm, as recommended.
SUPERINTENDENT'S
REPORT: On motion by Mrs.
Pierce and seconded by Mrs.
Wood, the Board unanimously
acknowledged receipt of the
Auditor General's report No.
2005-077 Financial,
Operational, and Federal Single
Audit Report of Gulf County
District School Board for the
Fiscal Year Ended June 30,
2004.
On motion by Mr. Quinn
and seconded by Mrs. Wood,
the Board unanimously
approved a parental request
from Mr. Donald B. Flournoy to
allow his daughter, Samantha
Robin Flournoy, to attend
Wewahitchka Elementary
School for the remainder of the
2004-2005 school year. This
request is granted on the basis
that the Flournoy family is a
military family currently living
in Bay County but planning to
relocate to Gulf County In
March of this year.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce
and seconded by Mrs. Wood,
the Board unanimously voted
to grant a parental request
from Mrs. Cathy Bailey that her
son, Michael Bailey, be allowed
to attend Wewahitchka High


School. Calhoun County
Schools Superintendent Mary
Sue Neves has granted permis-
sion for Michael to attend Gulf
County Schools for the remain-
der of the 2004-2005 school
year (page 29c).
BOARD MEMBER CON-
CERNS:
Mrs. Wood reminded the
Board about the upcoming
Boardmanship and Orientation
for School Board Members and
Superintendents, February 16-
18. On motion by Mrs. Wood
and seconded by Mrs. Pierce,
the Board unanimously
approved travel for those
attending this meeting. Mrs.
Wood extended congratulations
to all the participants of the
Gulf County Jr. Miss Program.
Special thanks were extended
to the Jr. Service League for
sponsoring this event as well as
to all those involved in putting
together such an impressive
program. Mrs. Wood voiced
concern that lighting Is not
adequate in the stairwells of
the gym at Port St. Joe High
School. Mrs. Wood also noted
that it would be beneficial to
visitors to have an outside sign
signifying the ticket entrance
for basketball games.' Mrs.
Wood inquired as to the status
of the removal of the canopy at
the Highland View site. Mr. Don
Rich informed the Board that
we do have a commitment from
an individual to remove the
canopy from the site. In
response to Mrs. Wood's
inquiry as to the status of
cleaning out the Highland View
site, Mr. Rich informed the
Board that the building is still
full of furniture. Mrs. Wood
expressed her desire to have
the microphones in the Board
Room replaced.
Mrs. Pierce reminded the
Board about previous concerns
voiced about the handicapped
seating and seating for relatives
at graduation. Mr. Wilder
informed the Board that the
new bleachers at Port St. Joe
High School are accommodat-
ing to wheelchairs. The bottom
corners of the bleachers were
designed to push in to allow
room for a wheel chair.
Mr. Cox inquired as to
the status of replacing Terry
Thompson. Mrs. Witten
informed the Board that the Job
had been advertised and that
Sone application has been
received to date. Mr. Cox asked
if someone from the south end
could assist in the north end
while we are waiting for the
position to be filled. Mrs.
Witten assured Mr. Cox that
computer problems would be
trakkered as normal and that
any assistance needed-in the
north end would definitely be
provided. Mr. Cox also
expressed his desire for the,
Board to seek input from the
community before we become
too involved in the consolida-
tion process.
Mr. Quinn congratulated
the Super Bowl Champions for
their accomplishments this
season. He also thanked Mrs.
Judy Williams and her stu-
dents for an impressive presen-
tation to the Board.
Chairman Redd congrat-
ulated Mrs. Wood for being
elected to the Florida School
Boards Association's Board of
Directors for District 9. He also
congratulated Mrs. Pierce for
her election to the Board of
Directors of the Small School
District Council Consortium.
ADJOURNMENT: The
meeting was adjourned at 7:35
p.m. by Chairman Redd.


GUL CUNT BAR OFCONT


COMMISSION INU E


redeemed according to law, the
property described in such cer-
tificate will be sold to the high-
est bidder in the front Lobby of
the Gulf County Courthouse at
11:00 A.M., E.D.T. Wednesday
the 2nd of March, 2005. Dated
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
PROPOSALS #0405-10
On behalf of the Tourist
Development County, the
Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County,
Florida will receive sealed pro-
posals from any qualified per-
son, company or corporation
interested in performing 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 to 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 number,
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, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Nathan Peters.
Jr., Chairman
Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris.
Clerk
Publish: February 10 & 17

ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the undersigned intends to
dispose of (by public sale or
other means) the personal
property described below to
enforce a lien imposed on said
property under The Florida Self
Storage Facility Act Statutes
(Section 83.801 83.809).
The undersigned will dispose of
the property on the 26th day of
February, 2005. at St. Joe
Rent-All, Inc. on the premises
where said property has been
stored and which are located at
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc., 706 1st
Street, Port St. Joe, FL, County <
of Gulf, State of Florida, the fol-
lowing:
Name: Rosylan Beachum
Unit #55
Items To Be Disposed Of: T.V.
Stand, Washer, Dryer,
Microwave, Refrig. Chairs.
Coffee Table, Misc. Clothes
and Home Furnishings.
Name: Regina Kerigan
Unit #12,
Items To Be Disposed Of: (2)
TV Stands and Headboard.
Purchases must be paid for at
the time of purchase in cash
only. All purchased Items sold
as is where il and must be
removed at the time of' sale.
Disposition of property is sub-
ject to cancellation in the event
of settlement between owner
and obligated party.
Publish February 17 & 24


Dist. 4 to B.C.C. (Damien Byrd
/ County-Wide Voting
Committee) B.C.C. Letter -
Dist. 4 to Port St. Joe High
School (E.M.S. Training)
B.C.C. Letter Dist. 4 to City of
Port St. Joe (Peters Park)
B.C.C. Letter Chairman to
D.C.A. (Grant Agreement -
Harmon) B.C.C. Letter Dist. 1
to Edwin Alles (Letter of
Appreciation)
3. Grant Acceptance
/Agreement (Harmon
Millworks)
4. Inventory Request from
Clerk to remove all inventory
items valued at less than
$1.000.00 (per new policy)
5. Invoice Peter Brown


APPOINTMENT / OPPORTU-
NITY FLORIDA
Commissioner Williams
motioned to appoint Dewey
Blalock to serve as the
County's representative on the
Opportunity Florida Board.
Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING /
NORTH PORT ST. JOE
Chairman Peters reported that
the City of Port St. Joe is work-
ing on a program to help create
affordable housing for resi-
dents of North Port St. Joe.
and stated that St. Joe
Company has agreed to pro-
vide 37 lots for this program.
He stated that the contractor is
scheduled to begin construc-
tion on February 1st. After
discussion by members of the
Board. Chairman Peters
reported that these homes will
be sold for approximately
$100,000.00. and stated that
the County receives
$350,000.00 per year for
S.H.I.P. to help with purchase
and rehabilitation assistance
for homes in Gulf County.
Veterans' Service Officer
Williams discussed the S.H.I.P.
Program. Commissioner
Traylor discussed his concerns
regarding affordable housing.
FRANKLIN COUNTY AIR-
PORT
Commissioner Barnes dis-
cussed meeting with the
Airport Advisory Committee.
Mike Grabarek, of the Airport,
Advisory Committee,' appeared
before the Board to discuss the
clean-up project at the
Franklin County Airport, stat-
ing that by the end of the
,month one of the runways
should be cleared.
SPECIAL PROJECTS PAY-
MENTS
Upon motion by Commissioner
Barnes. second by
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to donate $200.00 from
each District's Special Projects
Funds to United Way (for the
Tsunami victims).
DEMOLITION PROJECT /
HENDRIX BUILDING
Upon discussion by Chairman
Peters, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to allow the Public
Works Department to assist
the City of Port St. Joe in the
demolition of Dr. Hendrix's
office building. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion
and, after discussion that the
building belongs to the City, it
passed unanimously.
PORT ST. JOE COURTROOM
/ SEATING
Chairman Peters discussed the
need for new chairs for the
public seating area in the
Courtroom, and requested
approval to submit a letter to
County Judge Witten approv-
ing for him to advertise for bids
for these chairs.
Commissioner Barnes
motioned to approve this
request. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion
for discussion and, after 'dis-
cussion that there are no
funds available for this project,
the motion passed 4 to 1. with
Commissioner McLemore vot-
ing no.
GULF COUNTY E.M.S. / MEX-
ICO BEACH
Commissioner McLemore dis-
cussed his concerns regarding
delays in 9-1-1 calls for ambu-
lance service in the Mexico
Beach area. After discussion
by members of the Board,
Major Nugent stated that one
of the delays is created
because the calls go through
Bay County and are then
transferred to Gulf County.
Commissioner Williams recom-
mended contacting the Mayor
of Mexico Beach for her input
regarding this issue. The
Board agreed for
Commissioner Williams to
meet with the Mayor of Mexico
Beach, and report back to the
Board. Emergency
Management/91-1 Coordinator
Nelson stated that he will also
meet with the Bay County 911
Coordinator regarding the 9-1-
1 calls from Mexico Beach.
Sonny Chafln appeared before
the Board to report that a
grant writer is working on
applying for a grant for Mexico
Beach to help with this prob-
lem.
TRANSPORTATION / GULF
COUNTY
Doug Kent. member of Gulf
Transportation, appeared
before the board to discuss
creating a transportation plan
for Gulf County, and requested
input from the Board.
'There being no further busi-
ness and upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, the
meeting did then adjourn at
7:11 p.m., E.S.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JANUARY 25, 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,
Deputy Clerk Towari
McLemore, 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,
E.M.S. Director Shane
McGuffin, Human Resource
Director Denise Manuel,
Planner David Richardson,
Assistant Planner Andrew
Rowell, Sheriff Dalton
Upchurch, Sheriffs Office
Major Mike Harrison, and
Sheriffs Office Major Joe
Nugent.
Major Nugent called the meet-
ing to order at 6:03 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
Traylor, second by
Commissioner McLemore, and
unanimous vote, the Board
approved the Consent Agenda,
after removal of Item #7 (pages
34-39), as follows:
1.Minutes January 11, 2005
- Workshop- January 11, 2005
- Regular Meeting
2. B.C.C. Letter/Appointment -


scale map amendment chang-
ing agriculture land use to res-
Sidential low density.
Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING I FINAL
PLAT SUNSET BAY
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to con-
sider a final plat approval for
Snapper Street, LLC (Parcel ID
#042770-060R), County
Attorney McFarland read the
public hearing notice and
called for public comment.
There being no public com-
ment. Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve final plat
of Sunset Bay subdivision.


Construction Cape
Lighthouse Keeper's Quarters
(#2 $20.335.44 to be paid
from Account #57573-62100)-
Preble-Rish, Inc. Palmetto
Trace Plat Review (#72696 *
$500.00 to be paid from
Account #21111-31300)
6. Proposal Preble-Rish, Inc. -
Buckhorn Landfill Closure
Permit Renewal ($1,950.00)
"DELETE"7.
Reimbursement R. S. Wilroy
(Material picked up and dis-
posed of during beach clean-
up after hurricane ($548.09 *
to be paid from Account
#42834-49000)
8. Repair Highland View
Water Tank Exceptional
Purchase (to contact the City of
Port St. Joe to pay the
$5,000.00 Insurance
Deductible / total cost Is
$41,557.00 Tank is insured
in the amount of $50,000.00)
9. S.H.I.P. Subordination
Agreement (Cynthia
Willis/Solstice Bank)
10. Special Projects Payments,
as follows: Dist. 1 Gulf Co.
Road Dept. Flower Fund -
Reimb. for Food $ 100.00 Rexel
Southern Electrical Land's
Landing $ 111.30 Rich's IGA -
Road Dept. Cookout $68.14
Rich's IGA Food for Search &
Rescue (Holmes) $84.70 Wal-
mart Candy for Christmas
Parade $249.46
Dist. 2 Dixie Dandy Food for
Inmates $ 104.97 Gulf Co.
Road Dept. Flower Fund -
Relmb. for Food $ 100.00
Rich's IGA Food for Search &
Rescue (Holmes) $84.70 Wal-
mart Candy for Christmas
Parade $ 249.45 W.H.S. Girls'
Softball Team Donation
$1,000.00 Dist. 4 P.S.J.M.S. -
Black History Program $
300.00
(End)
11. Travel 2005 Legislative
Day (03/30/05) and Ethics
Workshop (03/31/05)
in Tallahassee, FL
PUBLIC HEARING I COM-
PREHENSIVE PLAN ORDI-
NANCE (BLACK'S ISLAND)
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to con-
sider adoption of a proposed
Comprehensive Plan
Ordinance, County Attorney
McFarland read the proposed
ordinance by title and called
for public comment. Lane
Bolding, Project Manger of the
St. Joe Bay Aquatic Reserve,
appeared before the Board to
present a letter from D.E.P.,
and discussed her concerns
regarding the proposed devel-
opment at Black's Island and
the impact to the buffer pre-
serve. Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Traylor, Ms.
Bolding stated that within the
letter from D.E.P. are detailed
comments regarding commer-
cial use of the island. After
discussion, Charles Costin
appeared before the Board to
discussed meeting with D.E.P.
and D.C.A. regarding density,
stormwater management
issues, and treatment of
sewage (which both agencies
have approved). He stated that
the owner wants to preserve
the island and use the existing
footprints for the new develop-
ment, and discussed the per-
mit process. Ms. Bolding
inquired about #9 of the pro-
posed ordinance (commercial
development). County
Attorney McFarland stated
that #9 is part of the ordinance
that the Board is voting on
today. After discussion by
members of the Board,
Commissioner Williams
motioned to adopt the follow-
ing titled ordinance.
Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
THE GULF COUNTY COMPRE-
HENSIVE PLAN THROUGH
THE ADDITION OF POLICY
1.1.11 TO THE COASTAL
MANAGEMENT ELEMENT
SPECIFICALLY FOR THE
DEVELOPMENT OF BLACK'S
ISLAND. PROVIDING FOR
REPEAL OF ORDINANCE IN
CONFLICT THEREWITH. PRO-
VIDING FOR SEVERABILITY
AND PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
* Complete Ordinance on file
with Clerk *
PUBLIC HEARING I SET-
BACK VARIANCE WARD
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to con-
sider an encroachment vari-
ance for James L. Ward, Jr.
(Parcel ID #03976-510R),
County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment.
Carolyn Young appeared before
the Board to discuss her con-
cerns regarding granting this
variance. Upon recommenda-
tion by the P.D.R.B.,
Commissioner Traylor
motioned to deny a setback
variance for Mr. Ward.
Commissioner Barnes second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING I SMALL
SCALE MAP AMENDMENT -
FOX
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to con-
sider a small-scale map
amendment for Carl Fox
(Parcel ID #02792-010R),
County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment.
There being no public com-
ment, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to
approve a small-scale map
amendment changing agricul-
ture land to residential low
density. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.,
PUBLIC HEARING I SMALL
SCALE MAP AMENDMENT -
SOREY
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to con-
sider a small-scale map
amendment for Diane G. Sorey
(Parcel ID #03326-226R).
County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment.
There being no public com-
ment, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve a small-
scale map amendment chang-
ing agriculture land use to res-
idential low density.
Commissioner Barnes second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING I SMALL
SCALE MAP AMENDMENT -
S & D ENTERPRISES, INC.
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to con-
sider a small-scale map
amendment for S & D
Enterprises, Inc. (Parcel ID
#06315-000R), County
Attorney McFarland read the
public hearing notice and
called for public comment.
There being no public com-
ment, Commissioner Barnes
motioned to approve a small-


B I HERMAN HARMON PRO-
JECT
Chief Administrator Butler rec-
ommended to award Bid
#0405-02A (Grant
Administrator for the C.D.B.G.
Project), to Fred Fox
Enterprises and to award Bid
#0405-02B (Engineering
Services for the C.D.B.G.
Project), to Mittauer &
Associates, Inc. Upon motion
by Commissioner Barnes. sec-
ond by Commissioner
Williams. Phil Bishop, from
Bailey, Bishop. & Lane. Inc.,
appeared before the Board to
appeal to the Board in award-
ing Bid #0405-02B to Mittauer
& Associates, Inc. He dis-


Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING I FINAL
PLAT WETAPPO PRE-
SERVE
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to con-
sider a final plat approval for
Wetappo Preserve. LLC (Parcel
ID #03451-000R). County
Attorney McFarland read the
public hearing notice and
called for public comment.
There being no public com-
ment. Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve the final
plat of Wetappo Preserve sub-
division. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING I PRE-
LIMINARY PLAT WATERS
EDGE EAST
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to con-
sider preliminary plat approval
for S & D Development (Parcel
ID #06315-000R & #06315-
005R), County Attorney
McFarland read the public
hearing notice and called for
public comment. There being
no public comment,
Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve the pre-
liminary plat of Waters Edge
East subdivision.
Commissioner McLemore sec-
onded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING I PRE-
LIMINARY PLAT CAPE
ISLE PRESERVE, PHASE II
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to con-
sider preliminary plat approval
for Tim Dobson, (Parcel ID
#06268-251R & #06268-
310R), County Attorney
McFarland read the public
hearing notice and called for
public comment. There being
no public comment,
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to approve the pre-
liminary plat of Cape Isle
Preserve, Phase II subdivision.
Commissioner Barnes second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING I FINAL
PLAT SOUTH LONG
ESTATES, PHASE II
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to con-
sider final plat approval for
Steven M. Buckalew, (Parcel ID
#03499-001R & #03498-
000R), County Attorney
McFarland read the public
hearing notice and called for
public comment. There being
no public comment,
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to approve the final
plat of South Long Estates,
Phase II subdivision.
Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING I PRE-
LIMINARY PLAT INTER-
COASTAL ENTERPRISES
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to con-
sider preliminary plat approval
for Leroy Rowe, Jr., (Parcel ID
#03486-000R & #03498-
000R), County Attorney
McFarland read the public
hearing notice and called for
public comment. There being
no public comment,
Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve the pre-
liminary plat of Intercoastal
Enterprises subdivision.
Commissioner McLemore sec-
onded the motion, and It
passed unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING I FINAL
PLAT SUNSHINE SUBDI-
VISION
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to con-
sider final plat approval for
Carol M. Dow. (Parcel ID
#03501-210R). County
Attorney McFarland read the
public hearing notice andr
called for public comment.
There being no public com-
ment, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve the final
plat of Sunshine Subdivision.
Commissioner Barnes second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING I PRE-
LIMINARY PLAT CAPE
PALMS PARK
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to con-
sider preliminary plat approval
of Michael Bobzien, (Parcel ID
#06268-588R & #06268-
586R), County Attorney
McFarland read the public
hearing notice and called for
public comment. There being
no public comment,
Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve the pre-
liminary plat of Cape Palms
Park subdivision.
Commissioner Barnes second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING I PRE-
LIMINARY PLAT PLANTA-
TION PALMS
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to con-
sider preliminary plat approval
of St. Joseph Living. Inc.,
(Parcel ID #03083-020R),
County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment.
There being no public com-
ment, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve the pre-
liminary plat of Plantation
Palms subdivision.
Commissioner Barnes second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING I PRE-
LIMINARY PLAT CAPE
ISLE PRESERVE
Upon discussion by Planner
Richardson regarding approval
for Phase II and Phase III,
County Attorney McFarland
called for public comment.
There being no public com-
ment, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve prelimi-
nary plat approval of Cape Isle
Preserve, Phase II & III subdivi-
sion for Tim Dobson. (Parcel ID
#06268-310R & #06268-
251R). Commissioner
McLemore seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
SETBACK VARIANCE I
WARD
Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Williams, Planner Richardson
stated that the owner built the
home through a contractor.
ATTORNEY GENERAL I
WEWAHITCHKA E.M.S.
Chief Administrator Butler
presented the Board with a let-
ter from the Attorney General,
and reported that the State has
fined Wewahitchka E.M.S., in
the amount of $1,000.00
regarding a 2002 incident (in
reference to their license).
Upon recommendation by
Chief Administrator Butler,
Commissioner Traylor
motioned to pay this fine, in
the amount of $1,000.00.
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
AWARD BID #0405-02 A &


motioned to deny the annexa-
tion request of WindMark
Beach subdivision -(still would
like to meet with the City
Commission regarding this
issue). Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion for dis-
cussion and. after discussion.
the motion passed 3 to 2, with
Chairman Peters and
Commissioner Barnes voting
no.
WORKSHOP I COUNTY
BUSINESS
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed the need to schedule a
workshop to discuss the com-
prehensive plan, affordable
housing, and economic devel-
opment, and requested a date
be set as soon as possible.
AFFORDABLE HIOUING


cussed being a local company
and recommended to award
the bid to a local firm. Upon
inquiry by Commissioner
Williams. Chief Administrator
Butler discussed the Bid
Committee's scoring. After fur-
ther discussion regarding the
local bid policy, Commissioner
Williams withdrew his second.
After discussion by members of
the Board, Commissioner
Barnes withdrew his motion.
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by
Commissioner Williams the
Board agreed to award Bid
#0405-02A (Grant
Administrator Services), to
Fred Fox Enterprises and to
award Bid #0405-02B
(Engineering Services for the
C.D.B.G. Project), to Bailey
Bishop & Lane, Inc., contin-
gent upon approval (in writing)
by grant writers (Fred Fox
Enterprises).
Upon discussion by County
Attorney McFarland,
Chairman Peters passed the
Chair to Vice Chairman
McLemore and motioned to
award Bid #0405-02B to other
bidder (Mittauer & Associates,
Inc.), If the Grant Writer does
not approve Bailey Bishop &
Lane, Inc. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
Chairman McLemore returned
the Chair to Commissioner
Peters.
Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Williams. Chief Administrator
Butler reported that the envi-
ronmental issue (with FL Fish
& Wildlife) regarding this site
will be addressed at a later
date.
FIRE FIGHTER TRAINING
Gulf County E.M.S. Director
McGuffin discussed working
with the voluntary fire fighters
regarding the mandatary fire
fighting training.
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed his concerns regarding
the mandate and funding
behind these classes.
MEXICO BEACH FIRE
DEPARTMENT
Human Resource Director
Manuel reported that the
Mexico Beach Fire Department
will be having a controlled
burning on Saturday, January
29th, and the Gulf County Fire
Departments have the oppor-
tunity to attend this exercise.
YEARS OF SERVICE I
WELLS
Chairman Peters presented
Emergency Management
Director Wells a Years of
Service Plaque and pin.
REIMBURSEMENT I
WILROY
Commissioner McLemore dis-
cussed his concerns regarding
the proposed bill, in the
amount of $548.06, from R. S.
Wilroy. Chief Administrator
Butler discussed the scattered
debris on the beach from the
hurricanes and Work Crew
clean-up. Members of the
Board discussed homeowners
insurance and F.E.M.A. reim-
bursemert for the boardwalk.
SPECIAL PROJECT PAY-
MENTS
Upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore. second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following Special
Project Payments.
Dist. I Wewahitchka High
School Cheerleaders
Donation $200.00
Dist. II Wewahitchka High
School Cheerleaders
Donation $200.00
(End)
RE-DISTRICTING I GULF
COUNTY
Commissioner McLemore dis-
cussed and inquired about re-
districting the County lines.
County Attorney McFarland
reported that the Board can re-
district in any odd year, and
discussed his concerns regard-
ing waiting until the Census
Report is available. Chairman
Peters discussed re-districting
every ten years. ., County
Attorney McFarland reported
that re-districting must be
done at least every ten years,
but could be changed in the
odd years if the population dif-
fers within the five districts.
After discussion,
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to meet with the
County-wide Voting Committee
regarding re-districting.
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion and, after
discussion, it passed 4 to 1,
with Chairman Peters voting
no.
COUNTY SPACE
Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed the need for a vision
plan (10-15 years), and dis-
cussed his concerns regarding
the need for more space within
the County Courthouse, Jail,
and Public Works Department.
He discussed budgeting for
these projects and recom-
mended that the Board
appoint a Vision Committee to
discuss this issue further.
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by
Commissioner McLemore, and
unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to appoint a representa-
tive from each district to the
Vision Committee (ready at the
next regular meeting).
INDUSTRIAL PARK I PROP-
ERTY
Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed the Industrial Park
Agreement with Taunton
Truss, and Mr.'Taunton's pro-
posal in exchanging the
remaining lots at the Gulf
County Industrial Park for 40
acres at Fleming Curve. He
reported that Taunton Truss
has hired 100 employees, their
payroll is $360,000.00 per
month, and they use the
Workforce Development for
training purpose.
Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve the land
exchange, contingent upon
there begin no restrictions
(County able to do what they
want with the land) on the
Fleming Curve property.
Commissioner McLemore sec-
onded the motion and, after
discussion, it passed unani-
mously.
SIMONS BAYOU PROJECT
Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Barnes, E.D.C. Director
McNair stated that he is still
working on the Simons Bayou
Project and, will report back to
the Board at a later date.
ANNEXATION I WINDMARK
BEACH
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed the request made by
the City of Port St. Joe to
annex WindMark Beach subdi-
vision, and discussed his con-
cerns regarding taxing resi-
dents that have not even
moved to the subdivision.
After further discussion by
Commissioner Williams, he


workshop for Monday,
January 31st at 4:30 p.m.,
E.S.T. to discuss
Comprehensive Plan. Strategic
Planning. Impact Fees,
Affordable Housing, and etc.
There being no further busi-
ness and upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, the
meeting did then adjourn at
8:04 p.m., E.S.T.
NATHAN PETERS. JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK

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Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed meeting with Danny
Bolding regarding affordable
housing, and recognized Amy
Rogers to the Board. Amy
Rogers. President of the United
Committee Development Corp.,
appeared before the Board
with Pam Walker to discuss
and present a copy of the
2003-07 Neighborhood Action
Plan to the Board. She dis-
cussed her concerns regarding
the low income community in
North Port St. Joe. Mrs.
Rogers invited the
Commissioners to join the
Circle of Friends (addresses
issues regarding the low
income community).
RED FISH STREET I TRAF-
FIC
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed his concerns regarding
the heavy-vehicle traffic on
Red Fish Street in Highland
View. He reported that he
meet with the Corps. of
Engineers and the St. Joe
Company regarding this issue.
He stated that this is a safety
issue and is still working on
the problem.
ANNEXATION I WINDMARK
BEACH
Chairman Peters discussed
dialog between Commissioner
Williams and City
Commissioner Reeves, and
requested that Commissioner
Williams meet with Mayor Pate
regarding the annexation Issue
at WindMark Beach subdivi-
sion. Commissioner Williams
stated that he is at the plea-
sure of the Board, and dis-
cussed his concerns regarding
meeting with the Mayor and
City Commissioner Reeves.
SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE
Bill Reardon, appeared before
the Board to discuss his con-
cerns regarding the adopted
subdivision guidelines. He
reported that there is a need
for more subdivision informa-
tion at the preliminary plat
stages (all required now is plat
showing acres, number of lots.
and location). He presented a
letter to the Board of what
should be required at the pre-
liminary plat stage. He stated
that once the Board approves
the preliminary plat construc-
tion can begin. Upon inquiry
by Chairplan Peters, Planner
Richardson stated that it is not
a bad idea to address some of
these issues. Commissioner
Traylor stated that he would
like a recommendation from
the P.D.R.B. Commissioner
Williams discussed holding a
workshop to discuss the
Comprehensive Plan (setbacks,
variances, etc.) and Strategic
Planning.
DEVELOPMENT I GULF
COUNTY
Marilyn Blackwell appeared
before the Board to discuss
D.E.P. and D.C.A.'s approval
on development, and stated
that the Board is the first line
of defense for the public, envi-
ronment, and wildlife for the
County.
Mrs. Blackwell stated that
D.E.P. is allowing residential
development at the old mill site
in Port St. Joe.
Mrs. Blackwell discussed her
concerns regarding State agen-
cies (D.E.P., etc.) approving
various developments. She
discussed the proposed devel-
'opment at Black's Island' and
stated that if the sea-grass is
destroyed, the public will be
looking to the Board not State
Agencies.
Jean Huffman, of the St. Joe
Bay Buffer Preserve, appeared
before the Board to discuss her
concerns regarding the subdi-
vision guidelines, and dis-
cussed the need for more
guidelines for preliminary plat
review. commissioner.
Williams discussed holding a
workshop to discuss these
issue, and invited her to
attend.
TRAFFIC I RED FISH
STREET
Marsha Wood, of Highland
View, appeared before the
Board to discuss her concerns
regarding the dump
trucks/traffic on Red Fish
Street and safety issues
(speeding, road not wide
enough for both trucks pass-
ing, etc.). She stated that the
heavy vehicles are still driving
down the street pass the desig-
nated time (5:30 p.m.), and her
house shakes when they pass
by her home. Commissioner
Williams discussed his con-
cerns regarding this' issue
(quality of life, safety hazard,
etc.). After discussion,
Commissioner McLemore
reported that Commissioner
Williams has the support of the
Board regarding this issue.
Commissioner Williams stated
that he met with St. Joe
Company (Clay Smallwood) to
discuss an alternate route for
the dump trucks.
Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed road damage due to
Gump trucks on the County
roads (not built for heavy traf-
fic).
BULKHEAD I WHITE CITY
PARK
Commissioner Williams report-
ed that the bulkhead located at
the White City Park (near the
Search & Rescue Building) is
about to fall into the canal and
needs to be flagged. He dis-
cussed meeting with the
County engineers and Public
Works to correct this problem.
ANNEXATION I WINDMARK
BEACH
City Commissioner Reeves
appeared before the Board to
discuss the need for dialog
between the City and County
Commission regarding the
WindMark Beach annexation
issue. He also discussed the
City Commission holding a
workshop with Commissioner
Williams to discuss this issue
further. Commissioner
Williams agreed to this
request.
TOWN HALL MEETING I
HIGHLAND VIEW
Commissioner Williams report-
ed that he has scheduled a
town hall meeting at the
Highland View Fire
Department on Tuesday.
January 31st at 6:00 p.m.,
E.S.T.. and invited the resi-
dents of Highland View to
attend.
DEVELOPMENT I GULF
COUNTY
Jo Heslln, of Indian Pass,
appeared before the Board to
discuss the need for a thought-
ful planning session to discuss
affordable housing, strategic
planning, administrative
issues, comprehensive plan,
etc. She requested that the
Board appoint a committee to
work on these issues.
WORKSHOP
Chairman Peters scheduled a


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LICENSED & INSURED
LIC. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call

229-6326





PLUS SMALL ENGINE
REPAIRS
NOW AVAILABLE
Climate Control
St. Joe
Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112
/ MINI-STORAGE \


a5x10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days
A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE
MONTH'S RENT!


large or Small, We Do Them All
- Noflob Too Larg or TooSmall


(onirtion, Inc.
New Construction
or Renovation
Phone/Fax
(850)227-7107
Uc.# RG0066644

Locally
Owned
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o\i6e Residential
Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
STermite Trealmenls Restaurant
SMotel Flea Control Condominiums
Household Pest Control New Treatment
SReal Estate (WDO) Reports Constuction Sites
Specializing in Vacation Rental
Properties
FAMILY OWNED
PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
"Serving the Entire
Area'
Free Estimates
Do-lYourse Pest Cotrol Products

229-872


Rt ii:tC. t-L 827-2339
& MOBILE 227-5952
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S & L

,L/ Painting
9iq 1"


Painting
Interior-Exterior
Pressure Cleaning
Stucco Repair


Painting & Stucco by DeGraff
Tim DeGraff, Owner
Office: 850-827-4200 Cell: 850-227-5424
Quality Stucco Work 8tp2/3




Screen Rooms *Carports
Aluminum Railing Florida Rooms

Pool Enclosures

227-3628
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CARPENTRY
Home Repair & Renovation
Vinyl Siding Doors Windows
Wood Flooring & Trim Painting, etc.
All But 6, LLC Licensed/Insured
f Charlie Poliski
850-545-1126 or 670-8532 pl/20
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Make your


S"Dream House"

a reality
ALSO GIVE YOU ESTIMATES
Custom plans byFrank Healy, MB.A

850-647-8028


SYou Deserve the Highest Level of Clean

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Professional Floor Care, Inc.
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Specializing in Commercial and Residential
CARPET CLEANING
CERAMIC TILE & GROUT
UPHOLSTERY CLEANING
EMERGENCY WATER EXTRACTION
RV'S CARS TRUCKS VANS
LOCALLY OWNED and OPERATED BY
Mike Mock
IICRC Certified Cleaning Specialist
Licensed and Insured
CALTOAORAAPINTMENT
229432

227w5610


ONEAL SANDERS
APPLIANCE REPAIR
SERVICE
Repair all major brands
Home # 647-5113
Work # 227-5112


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

). C. Enterprises 202 Reid Avnu
Port St. Joe,
"Fl. 32456
850-227-9414
SFax 229-6041


RalioShack
Authorized Sales Center


MaRVi's Satellite
Service & Antennas
6331 Cm A.,PaS Jore, F 2456
Call (850) 647-3171
Cell (850) 899-1061

COSTIN'S
Bookkeeping Service
Tax Returns A Specialty
202 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
(850) 229-8581

* Residential *Custom Wood
* Commercial *Industrial
A R Fence
Fencing and Concrete Work
AlberFleischmann FREE Estimaes
EIN#593115646 (850) 647-4047


Sims Custom Painting & Parking Lots
Of Gulf County
License and Insurance
Owner: Thomas Sims, Jr.

Home# 850-229-9286 Cell# 850-899-9286

"HELPING HANDS"
Get all your small and odd jobs completed.
If you need it fixed, installed, or made for home, auto, boat, or RV.
CALL ME!
Computer Stuff Too.
I'll even help you set up or learn your computer and the internet.
I'll return your call promptly and I keep my appointments.
SATISFACTION GUARANTEED
CALL ROSS @ 227-9807


Mize Plumbing, Glass & Supply, Inc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODEUNG
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL lie. #CF-C057220,
RG0051008, ER0011618
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885


Free Estimates


Established 1991


TLC Lawn Service
"Every yard needs a little TLC"

229-6435
Mowing Sprinkler Systems
Trimming, Fertilizing Installed & Repaired


DC nOME IREImR
Drywall, Painting, Carpentry &
MIIKRCLE CIRlT CLEIIIG
No Job Too Smalll Free Estimates!
CHARLES
Office (850) 647-1698
Cell (850) 227-4248



5 STAR
S, PAINT & COUSION CENTRE'
,I MATTHEW SCOGGINS
Owner

(850) 229-STAR

FAX# (850) 2279898 770 Hwy. 98
MV#41279 Port St. Joe, PL 32456


Landscaping & Irrigation LLC
",.l,,,,;.. i,..' he (F7 or~otten Woast"
Irrigation/Sprinkler systems installed and repaired -
Sod- plantings water features patios, walkways, etc.
Complete yard maintenance available. Licensed & Insured
For a free estimate call.




dg_ s THE J. LESTER
COMPANY REAL
ESTATE APPRAISAL &
CONSULTING SERVICE
A Financial Service Institution
Residential Vacant Land *
Commercial Appraisals
JAMES E. "JAMIE" LESTER
Real Estate Appraiser & Broker
Master Degree Business Administration
Certified General Appraiser
License#RZ2783
Broker License#BK532115
"PROVIDING A QUALITY SERVICE TO A QUALITY COMMUNITY
Including Consulting Assignments Market Analysis
Feasibility Studies 9 Finances Investments
Eminent Domain Estates Tax Purposes
850-639-4200
Fax 850-639-9756
Serving Gulf Franklin, Bay, Calhoun, Liberty, &
Jackson Counties Specialty AssignmentsState Wide


GULF DIESEL SERVICE
Diesel Engine Repair
Phone MRobile
850 -^ 850
229-8651 227-8024

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

Voice/TTY Access
-' 7850-227-7451


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

Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 20 Plus Years
1 Call Does It All For Your
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
850-229-8416
RA0043378 ER0007623

31p2/10
Bielser Flooring, Inc.
Hardwood Floors


Professional Installation
Finish & Refinishing


Computer and Network Solutions

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


Bushhoggin'
MARCH SPECIAL $40 ph
By Pat & Larry
648-1048

8tP Pool and Jacuzzi Care
Gulf County and Mexico Beach
Residential & Commercial


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Harry Paul
Ph: 229-8182
Pager: 335-0609
Bryan Paul
Ph: 639-3942


Lie. & Ins. CPO 32-148993


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CABLE CON^ TI

Residential Commercial
All Types of Flat Work:
Additions, Patios, Garage & House Slabs,
Side Walks, Driveways
Fully Licensed & Insured
Call Mike LaBree Today for a
FREE Estimate on all your Flatwork
Concrete Needs.
Mexico Beach:
715-681-0017 Business Cell
648-4958 Residence
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CARPET AND UPHOLSTRY
STEAM CLEANING & RESTORATION SERVICE
24 Hour Water Extraction IICRC
Certified Technicians Mold and
Mildew Remediation Free Estimates
* Stain Protection Available





Call Anytim






AMERICA'S MINI STORAGE
& OFFICE COMPLEX
Climate Controlled Mini Storage
Covered RV & Boat Storage
Retail Space Available Will Build To Suit


Contractors
Offices &
Storage Units

Gated & Secured
Home: 478-968-5745
Cell: 478-451-7761


10x10
10x15
10x20


$85.00
$105.00
$135.00
$185.00


Centrally located
Office: 850-229-8014
Cell: 850-258-4691


St. Joe Commerce Park 141 Commerce Drive Port St. Joe, FL 32456
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Trucking .,Trei
Wewahitchka, Fl


FREE ESTIMATES INSURED--
REMOVAL, TRIMMING,
TREE & DEBRIS HAULING
(s50) 639-3325 CELL (s50) 227-8289


NURSERY & SUPPLY
706 FIRST STREET e PORT ST TOE
274112
"Bes'de
St. Joe ienrt.4I


J.. s Tree Srie, LLC
LICENSED & INSURED $300,000




8 ft. Bucket Thick & Chipper
Tree & Limb removal, Etc.
Call John @ (850) 670-8432 or 335-0580


SCarpet Countryj
Highway 98* Highland View Port St. Joe *850-227-7241* Fax 229-9405
*74, Zw 6 O zea ...
Do-It-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with
RINSE-N-VAC
Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery,
and Auto and Recreational Vehicle Interiors.
TRY IT TODAY!

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NATIONAL SHIYITRS, INC
Show Room Located at St. Joe Airport

Buy Direct From

Manufacturer And Save
*Rolling Shutters
*Clear Panels
*Bahama Accordion Shutters











Pool Covers
Free Water Testing
Liquid Chlorine
Automatic Pool Cleaners
Convert from Baquacil to Chlorine, Ask us How

New Pool Installations
Repair Maintenance Renovations
Over 30 Years Experience
CPC#1456545

408 Garrison Ave. Port St. Joe, FL
229-7665 229-8090
www.pristine-pool.com
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Chad Bieler
phone (850) 647-1636


KIM HUNTER



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