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Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Creation Date: February 24, 2005
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Luncheon Honors a Lion of a Man Page 5A Foundation Grants Page 7A Sharks Win District Title Page 12A










USPS 518-880


Gulf Pines on Life Support


Diverse Group of Teachers Honored


by Despina Williams
Seven exceptional individuals
comprise this year's list of Gulf
County teachers-of the year, repre-
senting what Superintendent Tim
Wilder called the most diverse dis-
play of talent in recent memory.
The group is an interesting mix
of seasoned veterans ;and new
teachers who excel within a wide
variety of fields.
There's Coach Wayne Flowers,
Wewahitchka Middle School physi-
c'al education teacher, who was
almost unanimously selected by his
fellow teachers.
Flowers tirelessly supports his
school's academic programs, and
works closely with teachers to
incorporate classroom lessons


by Tim Croft
Even against the backdrop of
the sweeping drama that has been
the Gulf Pines story the past four
years, the past week has seemed
ripped from Gone With the Wind.
And the torching of Atlanta.
A state survey of the facility
which was most optimistically
characterized as "bad."
A mass exodus of employees
facing an indeterminate period
without pay and few prospects that
a light was visible at the end of the
tunnel.
The exodus included the new
emergency room director, hospital
administrator and nursing director
and, as of Tuesday afternoon, the
long-time head of radiology;
And, also on Tuesday after-
noon, a true body blow a morato-
rium on new elective admissions to
the hospital.
"The Agency must respond
when the risk to the community of
keeping the hospital open out-
weighs the risk to patients who


for Commo]


within the physical education envi-
ronment.
"He has the biggest heart for
this school and these kids and
physical education said
Wewahitchka Middle School princi-
pal Pam Lister. "He has the heart of
a teacher and he really deserves
this."
Priscilla Cox, a Wewahitchka
High School media specialist, dis-
played excellence as a beginning
teacher.
During her one-year tenure,
Cox has developed a website and
Instituted several innovative! book-
related programs which, according
to principal Terry Linton, have
"stirred up interest" in reading and
(See Teachers Honored on Page 8A)


County to Sacred Heart:


Let's Pick Up the Pace


Wewahitchka High School:
Priscilla Cox, media specialist, 1 year
in the county.


Wewahitchka Middle School:
Wayne Flowers, physical education,
13 years in the county.
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won't be able to access its services,"-
said Alan Levine, secretary for the
Florida Agency for Health Care
Administration, in a statement.
"The agency will consider further
action as needed."
News of the moratorium rippled
through the hospital's hallways
Tuesday afternoon, seemingly
extinguishing any flicker of opti-
mism about emerging from the lat-
est crisis.
"The suddenness of it, the sud-
denness of it all, appears planned,"
said an angry Hubert Steeley, the
hospital's owner. "The whole thing
is very difficult."
Physician assistant Wayne
Blevins, on the verge of touting the
loyalty and hard work of the skele-
ton staff that had remained at the
hospital, had the words all but
ripped from his mouth.
"This (the moratorium) just
takes the steam out of me," Blevins
said.
AHCA cited high turnover,
(See Gulf Pines on Page 8A)


n Excellence


Wewahitchka Elementary School:
Cameron Totman, language arts, 6th
grade, 5 years in the county.


by Tim Croft
As an era nears a tipping point
constructing the support for a new
era has taken on greater urgency.
With Gulf Pines hospital seem-
ingly on the verge of imploding,
county commissioners and health
officials on Tuesday sketched the
broad outlines for a path to a new
hospital.
There was much to be opti-
mistic about, from a significant
commitment for funding from a
regional foundation and federal
economic development officials.
But the proposed partner, as
commissioner Billy Traylor noted;
has yet to formalize its commit-
ment, a key step toward securing
county support for a proposal by
Sacred Heart to build a medical


office complex and hospital near
the Gulf/Franklin Center.
As Doug Kent and Jim
McKnight of the financial subcom-
mittee established by the county
Health Care Committee noted, con-
siderable headway had been made
in bringing the project to fruition.
"We are pushing heavily for-
ward," Kent said. "We have to tack-
le this issue for our community."
The site, acreage donated by
The St. Joe Co., had been identified
and a site plan completed.
The vision is a 25-bed "critical
access" hospital with all private
rooms. There would be three oper-
ating rooms, 10 emergency room
treatment areas.
(See County on Page 2A)


Port St. Joe Elementary: Lois
Byrd, 1st grade, 32 years in the
county.


Port St. Joe High School: Angel Port St. Joe Middle School: Polly
Barbee, language arts, grades 9 and Edmiston, science, 2 years in the
12, 5 years in the county, county.


Not Pictured, Itinerant: Marge Prange, school psychologist, 26 years in the county.


Port St. Joe Elementary School to Host the



Regional Odyssey of the Mind Competition


Sharon Hoffman's OM team, (left to right) Nicolette Haddock, Daniel May,
Sam Taylor, Kaley Wilder, Katie Lacour and Blaine Bush cozy up to the mon-
ster that will be prominently featured in their skit for the Feb. 26 regional
competition. Not pictured: Ashlin Morgan.


by Despina Williams
Seven students from Port St.
Joe Elementary will soon be
trapped inside a story book.
In their sometimes cheerful
and sometimes nightmarish jour-
ney of escape, they will encounter a
monster with magnetic hands and
twin faces who, as it turns out, is
surprisingly good at math. 4
In the course of a mere seven
minutes, the students will recruit
the monster's help and free them-
selves from "Story Time with
Daniel, 5 o'clock to Forever."
Daniel, according to Sharon
Hoffman's Port St. Joe Elementary
Odyssey of the Mind team, is like
Mr. Rogers, only "in an evil kind of
way."
Hoffman's is one of 21 teams
who will compete in the Odyssey of
the Mind regional tournament, held


on Saturday, Feb. 26 from 11:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Port St. Joe
Elementary School.
Charlotte Willis, the Odyssey of
the Mind coordinator for Gulf
County, was approached about
hosting last year at the regional
competition in Monticello.
Because a county within the
region takes on hosting responsi-
bilities for a two-year term, Port St.
Joe Elementary will also host next
year's competition.
"It will be good for the county,"
said Willis, who expects 150 partic-
ipants and a large number of sup-
porters to accompany each of the
21 teams.
Gulf County will be well repre-
sented at the competition. Three
teams from Wewahitchka High
School, two from Wewa Middle
School, one from Wewa Elementary


School, two from Port St. Joe
Elementary and one from PSJ
Middle School have been busy with
preparations for this weekend's
event.
Created in 1978 by Dr. Samu61
Micklus, Professor Emeritus at New
Jersey's Rowan University, Odyssey
of the Mind is a creative problem:
solving competition devoted to fos-
tering team work and self-esteem
within a friendly, communal envi-
ronment.
The competition contains two
problem-solving components. For
the first, long-term problem, teams
may choose among five problems,
which this year include Stunt
Mobiles, In Your Dreams,
Classics...Get the Message?, Crazy
Columns and Laugh-a-thon.
Each problem has several
(See Odyssey of Mind on Page 3A)


Phone 227-1278
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Editorials ............. Page 4A Obituary .............. Pages 6B
Restaurants ....... Page 10 & 11A Church News ............ Page 7B
Sports Pages ........ Pages 12-13A School News .... Page 4, 5, 7 & 8B
Society News ........ Pages 1 & 2B Classifieds ........ Pages 12 14B


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Full diagnostics and a
helicopter pad, as well as
green space to allow for
future expansion, would be
part of the package.
More newsworthy this
was the blueprint that has
floated for months was
potential funding help from
several sources.
The St. Joe Co. had
already pledged $1 million in
initial construction costs.
The St. Joe Community
Foundation has provided
tentative approval to provide
$500,000 per year for 10
years as a match for local
contributions to the project,
Kent said.
Kent added that U.S.
Department of Agriculture
rural development officials
have also indicated that the
county could be eligible for a
sizable grant.
There are other federal
economic development dol-
lars .that could be tapped for
infrastructure.
"All in all this is an excit-
ing project," McKnight said,
noting that an aggressive
timeline could have the hos-
pital ,'pen by late 2007.
"The: most important
thing is saving lives," he con-


An architect's rendering of what a proposed Sacred Heart facility in Port St. Joe would look like. Members of the county Health Care Committee are moving
forward with exploring financing options and a project plan and time line as negotiations with Sacred Heart continue toward a formal partnership.


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ed about the economic
impact."
The hospital, McKnight
said, would employ 225 and
have an annual direct eco-
nomic impact of $50 million.
"But it's going to take
some county support,"
McKnight noted. "What that
dollar amount is we don't
have tonight."
Before securing that
support, however, Traylor
cautioned that Sacred Heart
must come to the table with
a concrete commitment. .
Though, as Kent said,
Sacred Heart has verbally
expressed that commitment,
Traylor noted the county had
nothing formalized.
"My emphasis is we have
to be more aggressive to get
their commitment," Traylor
said. ."Are theyvcontenders or
pretenders?
"At this point they have
not given us anything in
writing. If this is going to


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our strategy."
There are two other
immediate concerns.
One is the license and
Certificate of Need allowing
Gulf Pines to operate and
which, commissioner Bill
Williams said, is paralyzing
the community's efforts to
upgrade health care as long
as the hospital remains
open.
Officials from the Florida
Agency for Health Care
Administration have indicat-
ed they will work with the
county on licensing issues,
as much as possible, should
Gulf Pines close .
The other is an October
deadline to apply for the
USDA grant dollars.
BuJ asoe nrse.in.the
audience said to the commis-
sjoners. "Toud'v goti to 'get
going! -:'Pople re "eg6inig -to
die."
STUMP HOLE
Commissioners on
Tuesday also heard a presen-
tation from the engineering
firm which will be conduct-
ing the initial study of
options to address problems
at the Stump Hole.,
Staff from Volkert
Engineering provided a brief
overview of the project devel-
opment and environmental
(P&E) study, which will be
funded with $649,000 in
state and federal transporta-
tion dollars.
Due to the more strin-
gent federal requirements
tied to those dollars, the P&E
study will require about 24
months to complete, as
opposed to the original esti-
mate of half that time.
The study will examine
the two-mile stretch of C-
30E, from north of the U.S.
Air Force Test Center to
Coastline Drive.
The first, and most time-
consuming segment of the
project will be analyzing
coastal conditions what
has occurred, is occurring
and what the future might
hold.


An initial public hearing
will be held in the fall.
The project ultimately
intends to identify solutions
and options to address flood-
ing and road washout at the
Stump Hole.
The road, which due to
erosion in the area already
technically extends into the
gulf, consistently washes out
in significant storms, isolat-
ing residents of the cape
until the roadway can be
restored.
The Florida Department
of Transportation proposal is
to build a bridge over the
existing roadway.
In other business con-
ducted Tuesday:


Commissioners
approved providing $5,000
to Gulf Transportation to
bolster options for trans-
portation disadvantaged vet-
erans in the county.
Commissioners, at the
request of the office of
Florida House Speaker Allan
Bense, prioritized the two
major local projects fqr
which the county is seeking
state funding this year.
The expansion of waste-
water systems into Highland
View was deemed the top pri-
ority, followed by the Stump
Hole bridge.
Both projects carry price
tags over $5 million.


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/criteria that students must
address during the course of
a seven minute demonstra-
tion or'skit. Students select a
problem prior to the competi-
tion and develop their own
scripts, props, and cos-
tumes.
A second, "spontaneous"
problem will be posed at the
competition. Teams will work
together to solve the prob-
lem, either verbally or in a
hands-on manner, in a des-
ignated amount of time.
The scores for the seven-
minute and spontaneous
problems will be combined,
and winners chosen.
OM participants seeking
a break from competition
may also take part in. the
OMer Fest, which will take
place outside the elementary
school and offer karaoke and
games to stimulate students'
minds in between perfor-
mances.
Willis stressed that the
Odyssey of the Mind compe-
tition provides a healthy out-
let for student expression,
and an alternative for those


kids who may not excel at
sports.
"Creativity is the number
one thing," said Willis of this
weekend's competition. "All
of these kids go way outside
the box. There is unbeliev-
able creativity."
For winning teams, there,
is also the opportunity to
progress to the state compe-
tition in Orlando, and from
there, to the World OM com-
petition, held this year in
Boulder, CO.
But before the trophies
can be handed out, OM
teams must first ready them-
selves for competition.
Last Friday, long after
the dismissal bell sounded,
Hoffman's OM team was
busy putting the finishing
touches on the "In ,Your
Dreams" skit they will be
unveiling at Saturday's com-
petition.
It is an ambitious under-
taking, complete with a
mobile, book-shaped back-
drop, with pages that turn,to
reveal new delights and new
horrors to the unsuspecting


students trapped inside.
For the students, the
competition will be the fulfill-
ment of the work they began
back in October, when the
idea was first hatched in the
mind of Blaine Bush, who
credits himself with the book
idea.
Sam Taylor, the self
described "nerd" of the skit,
is most excited about her
performance outfit.
"I like the costume," she
said. "I get to wear a sweater
vest."
The students hope to win
Saturday's competition and
to move on to state. The
World competition in Boulder
is also in the team's sights.
For a chance to compete
at the competition's highest
level, it was Bush who led
the rallying cry.
"Let's go to world!' he
exclaimed, pointing with arm
outstretched in a direction
that may not have been
towards Boulder, but for-
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Reading the Charts


by Tim Croft
They are perfect bookends.
And even those lacking the knowledge
of all the pages that have been written over
the past five or six years can. by under-
'standing two events separated by almost
exactly 365 days, gain sufficient insight
into the fractured state of Gulf Pines Hospi-
tal.
For it was Just a year ago. almost to the
week and day, that the proposed sale that
would pull the hospital from bankruptcy
and onto the road to redemption blew up.
Last February, it was Dr. Alfred Bonati,
who had envisioned transforming Gulf
Pines into the base for his apparently suc-
cessful and profitable back surgery busi-
ness.
This month, it was Rainmaker Finan-
cial and Dr. Michael White, brought in to
provide ballast to the hospital, to re-open
the emergency room and work toward the
all-important goal of "critical access" desig-
nation.
In each case, what appeared, through
the fog, to be a road to recovery and rejuve-
nation for a flagging facility seemed to have
found purchase.
And in each case, the momentum was
lost, a victim of Machiavellian maneuvering
which endedwith bruised feelings and fin-
ger-pointing in all directions.
There are other commonalities.
Bonati and White, as well as Rainmak-
er, were eager, maybe, hindsight might tell
is, too eager, to jump into the community
with both feet, to provide needed health
care.
Bonati and White also, according to
interviews with each, sunk considerable
money of their: own into Gulf Pines, com-
fortable that the investment would pay div-
idends in the long haul.
They also turned around the hospital's
fortunes, at least in the short term.
There was little dispute in bankruptcy
court last year that Bonati had generated
more than $1 million in accounts receiv-
ables during just six or seven weeks.
The parking lot and hallways hummed.
The ripple effect across the community,
from lodging establishments to eateries,
was palpable,
White and his ER team, including
Wayne Blevins, who must'now surely fipd
himself in one of the most uncomfortable
positions imaginable, appeared to be doing
the same.
The numbers at the hospital's clinic
were up, the ER, closed for most of a year,
was bustling. -
The county emergency services folks"'
had, judging by recent events, reached a
comfort level with the hospital, transporting
patient after patient to Gulf Pines.
It wasn't a Bonati-style impact, but
even Gulf Pines owner Hubert Steeley
acknowledged last week that indicators
were ticking upward.
Which brings us to the most critical
common denominator in this equation -
Steeley.
The man who trumpeted Bonati, said
he was impressed with the orthopedic sur-
geon's business model and plans, who said
41 it took was a check to complete the
agreement, but who decided to pull the plug
for reasons that remain murky at best.
The man who also applauded the
arrival of Rainmaker and the ER team, who
pledged to, get) out of the way, to remove
himself as a lightning rod for the hospital in
order to ensure its long-term survival.
Which, until recent weeks, he never
could bring himself to do, maintaining his
presence, sending conflicting signals, mud-


dying the waters in several aspects and
continuing to cast blame on everyone but
the man in the mirror.
It's been modus operandi for at least
the past year erect a smoke screen by
shoving blame onto ever' available shoul-
der save his own.
So when employees lured from around
the area to the rebounding hospital discov-
ered last week that a turnaround was an
ephemeral dream, that a distressing situa-
tion only figured to worsen while their pay
was far from a foregone conclusion despite
the hours worked, who could blame them
for throwing up their hands?
It's what most local elected officials did
long ago, tired of the drama, the lack of
communication, the lack of tax dollars, the
lack of forthrightness from Steeley.
The Port. St. Joe City Commission
seemed just relieved to wash their hands of
him when a lender came up with the money
to satisfy mortgage liens.
County commissioners have been even
more antagonistic.
Steeley, in turn, remains "surprised" by
events, mystified the leaves have fallen as
they have.
Which, at the least, underscores a
colossal lack of business judgement, both
,with Bonati and Rainmaker, or something
far more jaded and cynical.
For if the long-term goal of the events of
the past year were indeed to ensure a qual-
ity hospital for the community, to save and
add jobs, as opposed to simply holding on,
wringing every dollar from the facility before
it crumbled to ruins, then these words
should have never been required.
There were opportunities aplenty one
potential buyer arrived for a scheduled auc-
tion of the facility last summer with a check
for the losses to be cut. All that's left now
are unpaid bills, lawsuits, excuses and the
blame game.
And a core of loyal employees who for
personal reasons have chosen to stay the
course, no matter the potholes.
At the more jaded and cynical end of
the spectrum, it could be argued that loyal-
ty has been a key fallback for Steeley,
counted upon all along. .
Without those employees. Gulf Pines'
doors are locked today. They deserve better
than they've gotten.
What emerges from this latest wreckage.
is the reality that locking the doors appears
all but inevitable should Steeley continue to
cling to the rudder.
The Florida Agency for Health Care
Administration, judging by survey results
forwarded to the hospital last week, seems
determined to put the patient out of its mis-
ery.
Steeley acknowledged last week that
the patchwork of staff needed to keep the
facility open over the past weekend would
surely burn out quickly.
The bridges to the community, if not
already cinders, have been engulfed in
flames.
And at this juncture, there is only one
pair of shoulders on which to place the'
blame.
One need only closely examine the
bookends that frame the past 12 months.


I don't remember my
Father's father. He died two
years after I was born. I am
sorry I "missed" him.
Granddaddy Jim was a
successful farmer who
believed in hard work, hon-
est folks and living by the
Good Book. He raised a big
family "up on" Shannon
Creek and had the first
Model T and home genera-.
tor in the Fourth Soil Dis-
trict of Lawrence County.
He was big on Will Rogers,
Alvin C. York and Democ-
rats. He was down on
bankers, bole weevils and
Prohibition.
By all accounts he was
pretty tough. He demanded
it be done right! The first
time! And he didn't take
kindly to anyone who
dared to disagree with him.
Dad never mentioned
much about him. But
Mom, Aunt Bessie and
Uncle Rufus often talked
about how stubborn he
could be.
I wish now that I had
queried Dad a little more
about his life back on the
creek, his feelings about
his father, his thoughts on
growing up with three
brothers and four; sisters,
and how you got a mule to
"Gee" when it wanted to
"Haw". Dad was too busy
working for much idle chit-
chat. He was interested in
the here and now. He was
more preoccupied with me,
Leon and David Mark
doing it right than he was
tales from yesterday. He
wanted the fence rows
clean, the corn planted
straight and the hay
stacked on its side "so the
air could circulate through
it". He was on the "daylight
to dark" schedule. And he
didn't mind you having an
opinion.....just as long as it
agreed with his!
You grow up in that
atmosphere and you could-
n't help but ,come away
with some pretty definite'
ideas about honesty,
straight talk, hard work
and pulling your load. And


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Do You Reckon the Romance Has Gone Out of Our Marriage?


SI HAVE ABOUT three or
four subjects I can write
about this week. As a result,
I probably won't write a very
Interesting column; Not that
I ever do, you understand,
but at least it fills up this
corer.
First: I got another letter
from "Bawb", my unseen.Pen
Pal down in Boynton Beach.
It seems "Bawb" takes more
pills per day than I do.
That's a lotl
He has diabetes and I
don't. But, I have a gimpy leg
to make up for it.
IHis wife has hammer
toes and so does mine. My
feet are perfect. They don't
get enough wear and tear on
them to be giving me trou-
ble. I just go to the foot doc-
tor to get my toenails
trimmed every couple of
months and go to the Olive
Garden afterwards.

SECOND: I didn't buy
my wife a Valentines Day gift
last week. The first time in
62 years I have missed a
Valentine Day!
It's sort of hard to get


ETAOIN SHRDLU

Written by Wesley Ramsey


around and go shopping,
even for a card, so I just let
the day slide by without get-
ting her anything.
Come to think about it,
she didn't give me a Valen-
tine, either!
Do you reckon the
romance has gone out of our
marriage after 59 years?
I don't take Viagra,
Cialis, or Lavitra, to enhance
our romance, because my
doctor said not to. I asked'
him, I promise! It cost me [or
rather, you] $167.00 to find
out, two years ago.
I wonder if one of those
20 pills a day "Bawb" takes
are the result of his ques-
tioning his doctor about the
advisability of his taking
either of the three?
THIRD: I could write


about running into John
James, the long-time Prop-
erty Appraiser for Franklin
County, a couple of days
ago. He had nice 'things to
say about this column.
It seems he enjoys it.
John hasn't given up on
"flashy dressing" in his old
age. He had on a pair of yel-
low britches and a pair of
white shoes.
He's old enough to have
been retired for several
years, but not old enough to
give up "thinking young" in
his getting dressed.
John is an uncle of our
own Jimmy James.
John "made my week"
by saying he liked my doo-
dlings every week. I wonder
why I keep writing, but it's
expressions like John's


which keeps me at it, week
after week.
I suppose I would quit
writing if at least one person
were to say they didn't like
it.
FOURTH: I' could write
about those home grown
grapefruit I had for breakfast
this morning.
Frenchie put some cin-
namon and sprinkled some
sugar on them, but it didn't
sweeten them up, even a lit-
tie bit.
James Horton grew
them and we've been eating
grapefruit for about two
months, now. Mary Whitak-
er also gave us some home
grown grapefruit about a
month ago, and we are well
supplied.
My grapefruit bush has-


n't grown large enough to
bear fruit, I suppose. At least
it hasn't.
I bought my lemon and
my grapefruit tree at the
same time, from a sale Mac's
Nursery was having at
Wewa's Tupelo Honey Day,
about three years ago.
The lemon tree has had
fruit on it for the past two
years.
It has fruit about the
size of a baseball.
My wife is acquainted
with a lady who brings her
son to dialysis from
Wewahitchka.
She embarrassed me the
other day by bringing my
wife a "Ponderosa Lemon". It
was as large as a softball.
It made a full gallon of
lemonade
My little old baseball
lemons are midgets along-
side her "Ponderosa"
.lemons.
We ate on that lemon for
a week!

I STUMBLED on the
Winchester Dog Show in my
TV viewing the other day.


I have an affinity for
beautiful dogs and had to
stop and watch.
There are some beautiful
dogs in this world and most
breeds were featured on the
show.
They had everything
from a Chihuahua, with hair
so long it just shook when
the little dog scampered
across the floor, to a giant
White Pyranese.
A German Shorthair
Hound Dog won the whole
things
1 thought of Kes when
that hound dog paraded in
front of the audience at
Madison Square Garden.
Old Kes used to own a
succession of hound dogs,
back in Tennessee when he
was a boy. They kept them
'for 'Coon hunting.
I wondered, at the time,
whether or not that German
Shorthair Hound had ever
bayed up a 'Coon? If he did,
what would he do with him if
he had ever caught one?


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the stubborn part.....well,
that was in the genes.
I didn't need anyone to
tell me about my other
granddaddy. I spent thirty-
seven years with him. His
name was Heber Kesley
Kennedy. He was big on
family, F. D. R., dogs that
were not underfoot and
gentle rains after planting.
He had the God given
ability to make everyone
feel like they were the most
important person in his
life. Of course, I was.... He
taught me the alphabet
before I started to school.
He didn't do it with jingles
or little rhymes. He gently
pulled me up into his lap
and explained that B fol-
lowed A, C came after B
and D was next.....
He would look you
right in the eye when he
talked to you. He was never
loud or threatening. And in
those early years he would
lean down, or most often,
drop to one knee so he
would be eye level with me.
You -think I wasn't
impressed when the most
important man in the
whole house came down to
where I was!
At "get together" time
the women would take over
the kitchen. The men
would hunker on and/or
around the front porch
steps. The children knew to
Stay out of the way. "Pa,"
I'm hungry, "I don't think I
,can make it to supper."
"I am too," he'd bend
down to make sur e we ere
on the same wave length,
"let's see what we can
find." We'd mosey through
the kitchen and pick up a
biscuit or maybe a banana
and, if we got real lucky,
one of Granny's fried apple
pies. They couldn't scold
you if Pa was with you....
I remember when
Uncle Hugh was killed. It
was 1968 and I was in col-
lege. I got home just as fast
as I could. He was Mother's
little brother. Pa's oldest
son. I've never seen a man
so devastated. All that talk
about family over the years
was real! He hugged me
and hugged me and
hugged me.....and I could-
n't say a word or do a thing
to help.
That was the same year
my girl friend who I had


dated since we were
juniors in high school told
me to take a long walk
down a short pier. I was
pretty down in the dumps.
I went to see Pa. He didn't
laugh it off and say "easy
come-easy go", nor did he
give me the ole "plenty of
fish in the sea" story. He
studied on it for a few
moments, looked me right
in the eye and said, "She
has made a terrible mis-
'take! One she will live to
regret. And just think how
much more this will make
you appreciate and love the
girl in your future that will
not abandon or forsake
you."
He said it like he knew
it was true!. Bless his heart.
I don't know why, but it
sure made me feel better.
He was not well the last
few years of his life. Again,
there was nothing I could
do. I got the call in Novem-
ber of 1984. I stood over
that grave in the Bethel
Church cemetery and the
tears just streamed down
my face. I thought of those
gentle hands, the pause to
make sure he got it right
before he spoke, the way
my Dad, out of respect,
always called him Mr.
Kennedy even when every-
one else said Pa, how he
quietly led and nurtured
twenty-nine grandchildren
and forty-three great
grandchildren'. I stood
there long after the others
"had moved back to the
cars. It was a good-bye that
I wasn't prepared to say.
I type these words this
morning and the tears
stream down my face.
Grandfathers are a thing of
beauty and a joy forever!
I realize now that it is a
special privilege and an
awesome responsibility. It
takes the maturity of years,
a zest for posterity, the
patience of Job and the
seasoning of life to do it
properly. I wonder if I
would have the special
concern, the focus on fam-
ily, the extraordinary good
sense and unique touch to
do it properly.
Josh and Lindsey
called last Thursday. I'm
fixing to get my chance....
Practicing The Alpha-
bet,













Luncheon Honors a Lion of a Man


byDespina Williams&
In his youth, he was one
of the greatest baseball play-
ers Gulf County had ever
seen, knocking one after

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honor surrounded by his
wife, Mary, son, Jim and
daughter-in-law, Cindy.
"I heard my dad say that
Lion Leonard could've been


Leonard Belin smiles after pocketing a Cuban cigar, a gift
from Lions Club president Jim Norton.


another out of the, ballpark,
rounding home plate as
many as five times a night.
Last Wednesday at a lun-
cheon in his honor, the old
ball player received a hero's
welcome, not as the Hall of
Famer many thought
Leonard Belin would
'become, but as a community
leader whpse life has been
defined by things far greater
than batting averages.
A charter member of the
Port St. Joe LionsClub, Belin
was honored at the .club's
50th anniversary celebration
at the Sunset Coastal Grill.
SThe well-attended event
offered Belin's fellow Lions a
chance to show their respect
and admiration for their civil
service club's longest stand-
ing member.
: :In his opening remarks,
Lions Club President 'Jin
Norton said he "could go on
aind on" 'l'aboutt the'' good
works of Lion. LeonarT, ho
was seated at the table of!


Ted Williams were it not for a
war that took him away,"
said Norton of Belin's abort-
ed baseball career. '"The Red
Sox lost him, but we gained
Lion Leonard."
Lions Club historian Bill
McGee focused his presenta-
tion on the history of Belin's
meritorious involvement in
ithe club. According to
McGee, Belin has a lifetime
perfect attendance record,
and has served in '"most all
positions" within the Lions
Club. -
In 1956, Belin served as
the club's director. In 1959,
Belin became., second, vice
president and rose to first
vice president the following
year. In 1961, he slid into the
role of Lion Tamer, and for
the three following years,
reprised his role as director.
'McGee said Belin' also
holds the title of "the longest
standing refreshments chair-
man there ever was.'
"We must conclude he


has met and surpassed the
criteria;" said McGee. "His
fellow Lions and friends hold
him in the highest regard."
McGee, who is also the
club's resident poet, then
recited a tribute to Belin
entitled "A Man and a Lion."
"I hope you can hear
this," said McGee to the
hearing impaired Belin.
"Because I mean this very
sincerely."
McGee's poem honored
Belin's service to his country,
church, family and Lions
club. McGee called Belin "the
man you can count on when
the chips are down," and
ended with the verses: "If one
were to ask for an example of
a Lion today, / My answer
would be look to Leonard,
and follow his way."
City attorney Billy Joe
Rish, a longtime friend, of
Belin's, began his remarks
by reminiscing about Belin's
illustrious ball career.
Saying Belin would hit
-two home runs on a fine day,
three to four on a good day,
and five on an outstanding
day, Rish recalled watching
Belin play a game against
Port St. Joe rival
Wewahitchka.
The Wewahitchka base-
ball diamond, Rish remem-
bered, was without a fenced-
in perimeter. When Belin
took the plate, he hit one out
a quarter mile, the baseball
logging briefly in the branch-
es of an oak tree. Charged
with retrieving the ball, a
Wewa outfielder ran up and
down the length of the tree,
waiting for the ball to fall
through the leaves and into
his mitt.
When the Wewa player
succeeded in catching the
ball, Belin was disgusted.
"How far you got to hit a ball
up here to get 'a home run?"
Belin asked.
When Dave Maddox,
another of Belin's lifelong
friends, took the podium
later iirithe meeting, he' Sid
that he. too. had been at that
W\vealhtchka, ga me.. an.
knew why the stadium was
ungirded by fences.


"The reason they didn't
have any fences is because
they didn't want Leonard to
hit a home run," Maddox
said,
In his concluding
remarks, Rish gave a loving
tribute to his fellow Lion.
Rish envisioned himself
standing before God at the
Pearly Gates, and being
asked to say a few words of
recommendation for his old
friend.
Rish would say, "My
world has been a better place
because I knew my friend,
Leonard Belin."
After Belin's friends
shook hands with the guest
of honor, Norton asked for a


motion to elect Belin
President Emeritus of the
Lions Club, and the club
responded with overwhelm-
ing enthusiasm.
Norton presented Belin
with several honorary pins,
joking that he was going to
decorate him like the battle-
tested soldier at Normandy
that he'd likely, in military
valor, surpassed.
In his only public
address, Belin said a "thank
you," after receiving each
pin. A $15 Cuban cigar from
Norton drew. the biggest
smile from Belin.
SCounty Commissioner
Bill Williams presented
Norton with a framed certifi-


cate which recognized the
Lions Club's 50 years of ded-
icated service to the Port St.
Joe Community. "It's hard to
get five commissioners to
agree on anything," joked
Williams. "But this passed 5-
0. "
The meeting concluded
with the club serenading
Belin with song No. 54 out of
the Lions Club Songbook. It
was, appropriately, "For He's
a Jolly Good Fellow."
In his first act as
President Emeritus, the for-
mer home run hitter took a
crack at the dismissal bell, a
smile spreading across his
still youthful face.


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by Despina Williams
"I may be a dog-but
never just a dog," began
Faith Christian School fifth-
grader Patricia Gale
Davidson's first-place win-
ning entry in the American
History Month essay contest,
sponsored by the Saint
Joseph Bay Chapter of the
Daughters of the American
Revolution.
And when is a dog not
just a dog? When that dog is
Seaman, a "rather large
black Adog purchased by
Meriwether Lewis for twenty
dollars to accompany him on
an important mission."
The DAR's annual essay
contest asked Gulf and
Franklin county students in
grades five through eight to
try and walk inthe shoes (or
in Davidson's case, paws) of
history's supporting players.
To celebrate not the pio-
neering exploits of Lewis and
Clark, whose names ring
with familiarity, but the con-
tributions of the lesser
known men, women, and
canines who accompanied
the pair as they mapped


their way to the Pacific
Ocean.-
First place winners
Davidson, Andrew Bidwell,
Dillin McGhee and Jamie
Kennedy, awarded a medal
and a copy of the Bill of
Rights, were invited to read
their essays at the Feb. 16
DAR meeting, held at Sunset
Coastal Grill.
The imaginative essays
recounted three memorable
events in lives as disparate
as those of a dog, carpenter,
black slave and the
Shoshone Indian interpreter
and guide, Sacagawea.
Seaman hunted legions
of squirrels; narrowly
escaped capture by a tribe of
crafty Indians, and was near-
ly killed by a blood-thirsty
beaver who took a bite out of
'his hind leg.
"Captain Lewis saved my
life by stitching me up,"
Seaman recalled. "My love
for him gave me the will to
fight for my life."
McGhee, a Faith
Christian School seventh-
grader, assumed the person
of York, the slave Clark


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inherited from his father.
York recounted his first
taste of buffalo, the hours he
wiled away making Indian
moccasins, and "a very
important milestone for all
black and Indian people," the
day he was allowed to cast a
vote to decide where to build
a fort.
Bidwell, a sixth-grader at
Wewahitchka Elementary,
approached the podium as
Pennsylvania carpenter and
U.S. Army sergeant, Patrick
Gass.
Gass recounted his time
spent watching the Indians
dance, the frostbitten misery
of the endless mountain
ranges, and President
Thomas Jefferson's eager-
ness to hear of his voyage
through the Louisiana
Territory,
"He asked us again and
again to describe its great
size and beauty," said Gass.
"I was especially pleased to
give him my writings about
our unbelievable journey."
Kennedy, the Faith
Christian School eighth-
grader turned Indian inter-
preter, Sacagawea, recount-
ed her exploits in journal
form.
Sacagawea described her
joy at being reunited with
her brother, her frustration.
over the language barrier
that separated her from her
white companions and her
awe of the immense beauty
-of the Pacific Ocean.
"The -waves crashed
down onto the whitish-brown
sand, and the sound touches
my soul when the' water
breaks," she said.
At the end of her presen-
tation, the Shoshone guest'of


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The first place winners of the DAR American History Month essay contest, (from left to right)
are Patricia Davidson, 5th grade; Andrew Bidwell, 6th grade; Dillin McGhee, 7th grade; and
Jamie Kennedy, 8th grade.


honor offered some parting
words.
"This concludes what,
happened on the expedition,
in my, Sacajawea's, words.
Others may say different, but
everyone has there own opin-
ion."
The complete list of con-
test winners is as follows:


Grade 5
1st: -Patricia Davidson,
Faith Christian; 2nd: Tiffany
Burch, Faith Christian; 3rd:
Tyler Sarmiento,: Faith
Christian.
Grade 6
1st: Andrew Bidwell,
Wewa Elementary; 2nd:
Brian Pitts, Faith Christian;


I


3rd: Alicia Allison, Wewa
Elementary.
Grade 7
1st: DillinMcGhee, Faith
Christian; 2nd: Timothy
Caswell, Faith Christian;
3rd: Rachel Thayer, Faith
Christian.
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By Blair Shiver
Upon learning of critical
material deficiencies in the
Gulf County schools, the
Education Foundation has
awarded $18,651 to several
schools within the system.
From digital cameras to
educational videos and new
database systems for
libraries, students across the
county will reap the benefits
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School received an allocation
for geography-themed educa-
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funding for Accelerated
Reader books in the Media
Center.
Multiple departments at
Port St. Joe High School
were equipped with essential
technological equipment.
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School students received
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school. This system enables
teachers to assist each indi-
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problems.
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Wewahitchka and Port St.
Joe High Schools.
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individuals, corporations,
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Gulf County's public educa-
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financial instability and staff
shortages in issuing the
moratorium.
Officials also noted that
there is no contract with a
radiologist .to provide super-
vision for radiology services
as required by law.
SThere are currently six
patients admitted into the
hospital.
The moratorium does
not mean that patients can
not be seen at the Gulf Pines
clinic, which was dark on
Tuesday afternoon after not
opening Monday.
Likewise, the emergency
room, now overseen by Dr.
Vincent Ivers, is open.
SHowever, the agency
statement noted that local
EMS crews were already
diverting emergency patients
to other care centers;
Steelev labeled AHCA's
' ation's "pili-ig on."; ;
S "It's a punitive thing," he
added. 'The only thing you
make money on is when you

Teachers
the school's media center.
Rounding out the list are
two teachers who direct their
school's gifted ,programs
(Port St. Joe High School's
Angel Barbee and
Wewahitchka Elementary
School's Cameron Totman), a
person in her second year in
the county (Port St. Joe
Middle School's Polly
Edmiston) and a pair of sea-
soned veterans (Port St. Joe
Elementary School's Lois
Byrd and Itinerant Teacher
of the Year Marge Prange).
"What a wide range of
talent that we have there,"
said Wilder, who was pleased
to see some of the less expe-
rienced teachers make the
list.
"The newer teachers are
getting a lot of respect early
on," said Wilder, who
believes their current excel-
lence fortells a solid future
for education in Gulf County.
"We're really going to be
getting some good quality
teachers," he added.
The selection of a coach
and media specialist as
teachers of the year also.
received the approval of the
superintendent, who favors a


ing.
Hall again solicited for
sex, providing detail con-
cerning his plans for when
they met.
Hall made arrangements
to pick up the female at a


by Tim Croft
A Wewahitchka man was
sentenced last week after
pleading no contest to
charges of soliciting sex from
a minor online.
Keith Hall, 77, was given
five years probation, with the
first year served under house
arrest.
He must also fulfill 50
hours of community service
and register as a sex offend-
er according to state law.
Circuit Court Judge
Judy Pittman also ordered
Hall not to have access to the
Internet.
Gulf County Sheriffs
Office Investigators were
contacted in October regard-
ing inappropriate instant
messages sent from Hall to a
15-year-old female.
According to investiga-
tors, Hall had solicited the
girl for sex.
Investigators, acting as
the 15-year-old online,
struck up a dialogue with
Hall through instant messag-


specific, location on the
morning of Oct. 15, messag-
ing that he could take the
girl to the beach to take pic-
tures and, after, to a hotel for
sex.


Hall was taken into cus-
tody at the designated loca-
tion and time.
At the time of his arrest,
Hall had a 35 mm camera
and a motel room key for a
establishment in Mexico
Beach.
Hall had rented the room
the previous day.
In a press release, Sgt.
Chris Buchanan, an investi-
gator for the GCSO, encour-
aged all parents or guardians
to monitor their children's
online activities.
Instruct teens about
what they can and cannot do
online; use blocking, filtering
and rating applications; and
be open with teens and
encourage them to come to
you if they encounter a prob-
lem online, Buchanan con-
tinued.
Any parent or guardian
with questions or concerns
regarding Internet crimes
against children may contact
Buchanan at the GCSO at
227-1115.


From Page.lA


admit patients. They are tak- to submit a plan of correc-
ing away the only area where tion.
we can make money." "All deficiencies shall be
THE SURVEY corrected no later than
Tuesday's twists were March 12, 2005," said a let-
just the latest in a series trig- ter from Barbara Alford,
gered by an AHCA survey Tallahassee field office man-
conducted earlier this ager.
month, the results of which If not, the hospital's
were transmitted to the hos- license would be in jeopardy.
pital last Thursday. The lack of license would
The survey results listed eliminate all Medicaid and
a series of identified deficien- Medicare payments and
cies, some new, some ongo- essentially be the death knell
ing, and'provided a timetable for Gulf Pines, at least under
for corrective action. Steeley's ownership.
That timetable, said for- Register said she
mer hospital administrator believed such a timeline was
Liz Register, was one factor simply impossible to meet.
in her decision to resign. Particularly so, since she
SRegister was brought in could not secure from
by Rainmaker Financial after Steeley recognition about the
Steeley contracted with the pressing nature of the prob-
company to manage the hos- lems, let alone help in
potmlpa addressing them, particular-
SAe a GulfPine l with deficiencies pertain-:
pAHAl gave* Gulf Pines' en c
officials 10 calendar days- T a gto cash flow.
the clockbegan ticking on Register held a meeting
he ck non th employees last Frday.
Feb. 16, which means Friday wth empl'es last Friday,
is essentially the deadline (See Gulf Pines on Page 14A)

Honored rom page


more inclusive definition of a
teacher.
To recognize the contri-
butions of the various
staffing specialists, psychol-
ogists and behavior special-
ists, those who have no real
"home base" within the
county, the county's first
itinerant teacher of the year
was also selected.
Prange, a school psy-
chologist of 26 years, was
chosen by her fellow itiner-
ants.
This year, Gulf County
will award the county-wide
teacher of the year honor in a
special surprise ceremony.
Some time in the near
future, all Gulf County
schools will call a faculty
meeting on the same day, at
the same time. Tim Wilder,
his staff, and the winning
teacher's family and loved
ones will surprise the winner
by entering the faculty meet-
ing with an armload of roses.
Unless of course, the
winner happens to be Coach
Flowers.
"If it's him, we won't take
him roses," said Wilder, who
assured that the coach
would receive a suitably


masculine gift in the event
that he won the county-wide
teacher of the year honor.
On May 2, the first day of
Teacher Appreciation Week,
the county's teachers of the
year, along with the faculty
and staffs of all county
schools, will be honored at a
6 pm ceremony at Port St.
Joe High School.
The ceremony will begin
in the commons area, and
then move to the gymnasium
for a special concert by the
pianist Anthony Burger. The
public is invited to attend the
concert, and the county's
education faculty and staff
will be given VIP floor seat-
ing.
The piano serenade will
be a fitting tribute to this
year's teachers of the year,
who have earned the respect
of their students, fellow
teachers and superinten-
dent.
"People don't understand
what it takes day in and day
out to be positive, to be that
role model that kids are look-
ing for," said Wilder.
"We're proud of every one
of them. We can't say enough
about what they do."


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Survey
by Tim Croft
Survey says well, not
much positive.
That would be a pretty
fair characterization of the
results from a Florida Agency
for Health Care
Administration (AHCA) sur-
vey conducted earlier this
month.
The survey was a follow-
up to one late last year con-
ducted to determine whether
the hospital qualified for
"critical access" classifica-
tion.
Critical access, aimed
directly at rural hospitals,
allows facilities to receive ele-
vated Medicare and Medicaid
reimbursement, essentially
costs plus 1 percent.
It has been a target of
Gulf Pines officials for over a
year, a goal which could bol-
ster the hospital's roiling
financial condition.
A letter accompanying
the results of the follow-up
survey indicates that despite
assertions to the contrary,
the hospital was not in com-
pliance to become a "critical
access" facility.
Several deficiencies were
noted in the initial survey,
and those, along with several
new deficiencies were cited
in the AHCA follow-up.
Liz Register, who
resigned as hospital admin-
istrator last week, cited three
central areas of concern: a
lack of company by-lais,
issues related to cash flow
and possible violations of
patient record confidentiali-
ty.
Register said the time-


Highlights
line provided by AHCA a condi
plan of correction by Friday, and
full correction of deficiencies result
by March 12 along with ter ar
the pressing nature of the Steele
problems and lack of support trator
from owner Hubert Steeley this n
led to her decision to resign. S
Steeley said, "There is emple
nothing in there I can't clear. ened,
It's not an overwhelming record
task." him
In the next sentence, record
though, he acknowledged seen
few options in addressing the pital.
most pressing issue of all S
dollars. wanted
"I can't solve the funding nal
issue when they have turned whett
off the spigot," Steeley said of Micha
lender Medical Capital, agency
which is foreclosing on a been
loan to the hospital dating to thera]
last year. being
"There are so many vari- Florid
ables, I don't know here," B
Steeley said last week. detail
"Maybe I can't fix the prob- the hc
lems. Maybe the inevitable with
will happen and the hospital descr
will close." invests
But this week, Steeley ing
was a bit more confronta- review\
tional about AHCA's actions, provi
taking issue with several T
aspects of the survey results. cludei
'They worked hard ingly
enough to draw a conclusion cies a
and didn't work hard enough F
beyond that, if you ask me," states
Steeley said. and
ALLEGED HIPPA deterr
VIOLATIONS to ma
One of the most serious ity o:
deficiencies surround the allow
alleged violations of laws per- patient
training to the confidentiality the i
of patient records. prevei
According to interviews patier


ucted by AHCA staff
detailed in the survey
:s, the allegations cen-
round actions taken by
ey and former adminis-
Susan Blevins early
nonth.
teeley requested, one
oyee said he "threat-
" that the medical
is department supply
with 7-10 patient
is, which he was later
removing from the hos-

teeley told AHCA he
ed to conduct an inter-
investigation into
ler the girlfriend of Dr.
ael White, the emer-
room director, had
providing respiratory
py services despite not
licensed to do so in
la.
levins, who, the survey
ed, no longer worked at
hospital, had no contract
the hospital or a job
option, assisted in this
stigation" by interview-
employees and also
wed medical records,
led by Steeley, at home.
he AHCA survey con-
d that, "(Steeley) know-
violated hospital poli-
nd procedures."
further, the report
i, "Based on interview
record review it was
mined, the facility failed
intain the confidential-
f medical records by
ing the removal of
it medical records from
buildingg and failed to
nt unauthorized use of
it records."


Friends of the Gulf County Library Host Author


The officers and direc-
tors of the Friends of the Gulf
County Public Libraries, Inc.
would like to invite its mem-
bers to the annual meeting
on Saturday, Feb. 26 at the
Library Conference Room,
110 Library Drive, and Port


Judge Terry Lewis
St. Joe. The meeting will
begin at 2:00.
The guest speaker will be
2nd Judicial Circuit Court
Judge Terry P. Lewis, author
of two novels.
Lewis has been a Circuit
Judge in the Second Judicial
Circuit since 1998, and was
appointed to the bench by
Governor Jeb Bush. He was
a Leon County Court Judge


from 1989 to 1998. Prior to
that he was in general prac-
tice as a solo practitioner
and with the firm of Oven,
Gwynn & Lewis.
Shortly after. Lewis
became a judge, he began
work on his first novel. Five
years, two writing courses
and many instructional
books and articles later, he
completed "Conflict of
Interest", a legal thriller, set'
in Tallahassee, and pub-
lished in 1997 by Pineapple
Press., .:,- . .."
-.. The' paperbacWk keditiori'
was published in' 1998 by
Pinnacle Books, a division of
Kensington Publishing.
His second novel,
"Privileged Information" was
released last year.
Lewis has been heavily
involved in judicial education
for many years, serving as
faculty for numerous courses
offered at Florida Judicial
College, College of Advanced
Judicial Studies, and
Conference Education
Programs.
In addition to his judicial
duties and work as an
author, Lewis has been
actively involved in commu-
nity service. His affiliations


have included: Leadership
Tallahassee, Leadership
Florida, YMCA Board of
Directors, Tallahassee
Rotary : Club ,President,
'Special Consultant arid
Volunteer Coordinator for
'Kids Voting, Founding.Judge
for Leon County Teen Court,
Justice Teaching Institute
Coordinator, Advisory Board
of Neighborhood Justice
Center, and ,the Tallahassee.
Junior League ;, i,
He is als.o.a4requentsvol,-,
uitTeri. ri 'foirttiiiLocala'j l'and
Statewide High School Mock
Trial Competition and is cur-
rently drafting the mock trial
case for the 2004 National
Competition.
Following Lewis' presen-
tation, Dwan Hightower,
president of the Friends, will
give a brief overview of the
past accomplishments and
endeavors. She will also
share the future plans for
the organization.
Judge Lewis will be sign-
ing copies of his book,
Conflict of Interest, after the
meeting. Fantastic door
prizes will be given and deli-
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The allegations of viola-
tions of HIPPA requirements
were lodged with the Gulf
County Sheriffs Office,
which in turn turned the
matter over to AHCA.
Steeley said the charges
were false, saying that he
was authorized to conduct
an internal investigation.into
a potentially serious matter
and that Blevins was still on
staff and authorized to
review the records.
'The agency has been
misinformed," Steeley said.
For both White and
Register, the actions of
Steeley and Blevins contin-
ued a pattern of attempts to
undermine the progress
being made at the hospital
since the emergency room
re-opened in October.
CASH FLOW WOES
The AHCA survey cited
several deficiencies which
revolve around whether the
hospital was maintaining
services due to cash short-
ages.
Such a facility, for
instance, must ensure that it
employs individuals found
guilty of abusing, neglecting
or mistreating patients.
However, due to a lack of
money and the expense of
background checks, just
more than half of the
employees had been thor-
oughly vetted, beginning
with those with direct con-
tact with patients.
In addition, a laundry
list of :maintenance and
equipment -m litfu ction
issues. could not 'be
addressed because of a lack
of cash.
Inspections were "curso-
ry" and items checked "OK"
on a checklist whether they
were in need of repair or not,
the report detailed.
The report also high-
lighted that the hospital had
for months failed to "provide
and maintain equipment so
the dietary department could
provide safe and sanitary
services." .
Additionally, a judge-
ment secured by Drew
Medical Corporation pertain-
ing to a default on lease pay-
ments fE r a CT.scanner had ,
temporarily frozen the hospi-
Fl's assets, translating into
late paychecks fof employees
until the matter could be'
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And Medical Capital,
which ponied up to pay
employees last Friday -
again late notified hospital
officials on Jan. 17 that Gulf
Pines was in default on a
$1.7 million loan due to
Steeley's -failure to make
timely payments, satisfy tax
liens and satisfy obligations
under the second notice and
mortgage modifications.
Medical Capital demand-
ed payment in full or for
Steeley to turn over collater-
al stock in the hospital -
for the loan within 10 days.
If not, Medical Capital
would pursue legal remedies.
As one nurse summed it
up last Friday, it appeared
an already depressing situa-
tion was not going to get bet-
ter and forced her to seek
employment elsewhere.
"It's a real problem,"


Steeley said of the cash
woes. "I can't assure these
employees (who have
remained) will be paid in two
weeks.
"I can't assure I can get
any cash in here."
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the blame for the survey on
Rainmaker Financial, the
management company which
had brought in Register.
"A lot of the problems
with this survey, and it was a
bad survey, was the new
management team," Steeley
said.
Register said last week
that Steeley seemed to turn a
blind eye to the pressing
nature of the financial woes
and was uncooperative to
her efforts to formulate a
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Sharks Win 12th Straight District Title; Host NFC Thursday


by Tim Croft
Add some more glitter
to the trophy case.
The Port St. Joe
Sharks, playing their best
basketball of the season,
trampled Blointstown and
Sneads last week en route
to the District 3-2A tourna-
ment title.
Despite a 14-15 record,
the Sharks notched the
school's 12th straight dis-
trict title and set up a
home date in the rLc-:ion-l
quarterfinals on Thursday.
Port St. Joe hosts
North Florida Christian
(11-12) in "'Th'\ Dome" at 7
p.m.
All tickets are $6.
"They are a big, very


physical team," said Port
St. Joe coach Derek
Kurnitsky. "They have a lot
of football players. They are
going to be very tough to
beat."
But that it is getting
ahead of the break.
The key is that the
Sharks, a young team
which at times stumbled
against a difficult sched-
ule, have seemingly found
their feet at just the right
time.
"I told them all season
that losses don't matter as
long as we are getting bet-
ter and playing well at the
right time," Kurnitsky said.
"We are playing our best
basketball of the season.


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"All that tough sched-
uling paid off. The kids
have a lot of confidence
right now."
The Sharks entered the
district tournament with
some confidence, if for no
other reason than their dis-
trict results from the regu-
lar season.
Port St. Joe lost just
two district games during
the season, on a shot at the
buzzer on the road against
Cottondale and in overtime
at home versus Sneads.
The district semifinals
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At the half, the Sharks
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Kurnitsky said he could see
the nerves.
"It wasn't X's and O's,
it was a bunch of young
kids who were nervous,"
Kurnitsky said. "I told
them not to worry about
failing, to just go out and
play."
That they did.
A 15-2 run to open the
third quarter proved the
difference-maker and
despite a fourth-quarter
surge from Blountstown,
the Sharks came away with
a 59-51 victory.
Reshard Rouse, who
scored 41 points in the
tournament, paced the
Sharks with 23 points.
Randall Johnson added
10, Ash Parker 9, Mike
Quinn 8 and Ash Larry 4.
Port St. Joe also got
contributions from Bart
Lowry (2 points) and
Arsenio Sanders (3).
Defense and rebound-
ing but particularly the
"D" was the difference in
the finals against Sneads.
The Sharks put the
clamps on Sneads' offense,
never allowing more than
13 points in any one quar-
ter, and played effectively
on the offensive end to win
60-32,
"I didn't expect a 28-
point win," Kurnitsky said.
"We played great defense. I
wrote on the board before
the game that defense and
rebounding win big games.
They did a good job with
both."
Rouse set the tempo at
both ends of the floor, scor-
ing a game-high 21 points
and snatching four steals.
Parker, with 12 points.
and Johnson (10) but-
tressed the offense, which
also got seven points from
Lowry. .., ., ;:
Larry had four points
and Welch and Quinii two
apiece.
"They executed our
game plan well," Kurnitsky
said.
For all intents and pur-
poses, the game was over
after a 23-10 Shark advan-
tage in the second quarter
sent Port St. Joe into the


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Tack on a 15-3 fourth-
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Sharks coasted to make it
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Now comes "The Dome"
and chance to continue on
in the playoffs, maybe
another shot at the state
Final Four.
Home floor, Kurnitsky
said, was quite comfort-
able, thank you very much.
"It's a huge advantage,"
Kurnitsky said, noting no
two-hour drive and the
chance to play where the
team practices.
Not to mention, of
course, the anticipated
noisy supporters.
"It will be a .great
atmosphere," Kurnitsky
said.
A win would send Port
St. Joe to next Tuesday's
regional semifinal against
the winner of Baker-Ponce
de Leon at a site to be
determined.


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more thah
practice as teams gear up
for the beginning of regu-
lar-season play this week.
"For us, it gives us a.
chance to play everybody,"
said Port St. Joe. High
coach Chuck Gannon. "It
gives us a chance to see
our younger pitchers and a
chance to get out there and
play a game against some-
body instead of just prac-
tice."
The results : were
.encouraging for both coun-
ty teams.
Wewahitchka, in the
first game Friday night,
lost 12-2 to Rhea
(Tenn.) High. but
the scoreboard
was tem-
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plays in
Tennessee's
largest classifica-
tion and was one
game away from
the state champi-
onship tilt last year.
4. "They brought a pretty
good team down here,"
.Gannon said.
In the second game on
Friday night, the host
Sharks pounded Carrabelle


Wewahitchka downed
Carrabelle 9-3 and Port St.
Joe slipped past Rhea by a
score of 5-3.
Overall, Gannon was
encouraged by what he saw
.over the weekend, particu-
larly given that the Sharks
are still waiting on three
players still
parti'ci-










pating in bas-
ketball.
"I thought we hit the
ball well in spots." Gannon
said. "There were a few
spots where we broke down
offensively ... but we didn't
strike out much and we hit
the ball well, which I
thought vas good."
Gannon said he used
four pitchers in Friday's
game and two more on
Saturday.
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Gannon said. "I think for
just starting out, we are
just about where we want
to be."
The Preseason Classic
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improvements to the
Sharks' stadium.
New halo lighting has
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plate and a new sound sys-
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park.
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Varsity Edges Alumnae in Softball


In a first of its kind
event, the Port, St. Joe High
School Lady Sharks edged a
team of alumnae in fast-
pitch softball last Saturday.
The .contest, which
ended 9-6, served as some-
thing of a preseason scrim-
mage for the Lady Sharks.
They played a team com-.
prised of former Lady Sharks
front the years 1996 through
2004.
Alumnae participating
were: Alyson Williams
Gerlach, .Gena Johnson,
Jessica Sherrill, Sherry
Foster, Shawna Collier, Anna
Tankersley, Amy Carrington,
Meagan Johnson and Hayley
Quintana.
Thanks to all the alum-


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play, you have made fast-
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"I gave them all the facts
as I knew them," Register
said, "and let them make an
informed decision.
'There was no sense in
lying to these people."
Many, including Dr.
Michael White, who had con-
tracted to re-open and oper-
ate the emergency room,
nursing director Deborah
Morgan and the majority of
employees resigned.
White, as noted in the
AHCA survey, had not been
paid in weeks, though he
said repeatedly last week
that the patients, not the
money, was his primary con-
cern.
"I do not want to aban-
don any patients," White
said. "It's not about money.
It's about taking care of
folks."
Employees, who had
received the past two pay-
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"This is just Steeley
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one disgusted employee, who
asked not be identified.
However, some, nearly
all long-time employees,
decided to stick it out.
"I'm hanging," said one
nurse.
Lab employees indicated
they would also stay, as well
as a patchwork of nurses
and other staff.
At least two physician
assistants also agreed to
continue in the ER, Steeley
indicated.
Ivers agreed to assume
responsibility of the emer-
gency room, at least for the
time being.
'Those people will burn
out quickly," Steeley said.
"This is just patching.
"We may just be patch-
ing together for the next
week."
WHAT NEXT?
Meanwhile Steeley said
he was trying to contact
Medical Capital, the
California-based lending
firm which loaned him some
$1.7 million to satisfy debts
owed the City of Port St. Joe


The emergency room at Gulf Pines re-opened in October of last year, leading to optimism
that the hospital had turned a corner toward "critical access" designation which would bolster
the facility's finances.


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month and Steeley said he
has had no contact with
company officials in weeks.
Medical Capital extended
money for payroll last week,
but Steeley noted that the
"spigot" had been turned off.
Attempts to solicit com-
ment from company officials
were unsuccessful.
Steeley added that at
least two parties remained
interested in either buying or
managing the hospital,
though he did provide
specifics.
State, county and city
officials in turn are exploring
options.
One potential option,
providing issues pertaining
to licensure and costs could
be satisfactorily addressed,
would establishing an urgent
care facility at the county
Health Department.
"We have a health care
crisis in Port St. Joe," said
county commissioner Bill
Williams. "We have a hospital
That is about to go under
water."
The past week is but the
other slice of bread in the
sandwich in a year that has
devoured the news and seen


the near cannibalization of
the hospital.
It was a almost a year
ago, to the day, that a pro-
posed sale to Dr. Alfred
Bonati collapsed amid
charges and counter-
charges.
A four-year-old bank-
ruptcy case was subsequent-
ly dismissed by a judge who
seemed to have seen enough
of the case.
The hospital was min-
utes away from the auction
block last summer to satisfy
outstanding county tax cer-
tificates the City of Port St.
Joe was foreclosing when
Steeley refiled for bankrupt-
cy protection.
That action was dis-
missed by the judge who
gave Steeley a deadline for
satisfying the city and coun-
ty debts, which he did at the
11th hour thanks to Medical
Capital.
The options, like the
sands in the hour glass,
appear to be quickly running
out.
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Boyd Holds Town Hall Meeting on Health Care


by Tim Croft
Congressman Allen Boyd
began his town hall meeting
in Port St. Joe on Tuesday
afternoon by saying he came
to understand local issues.
There just happened to
be a few on the front burner.
With news of more crises
at Gulf Pines Hospital loom-
ing over the discussion, the
town hall meeting, which
drew several dozen folks to
the County Commission
meeting room, turned out to
be a very parochial affair.
Moderated by Dr.
Virginia York with the Florida
Citizen Leadership Forum at
Gulf Coast Community
College, the gathering was
one in a series Boyd is con-
ducting across his 16-county
district.
SIn an attempt, Boyd
said, to understand what are
local concerns and local
issues when it comes to
health care.
"(Health care) is a prob-
lem anywhere we go, it's a
problem across the country,"
Boyd said.
"What we want to look at
today is how do we improve
the lives of the citizens of
Gulf County?" he continued.
"What do we need to do to
provide access to affordable
quality health care for the


citizens of Gulf County? We
are not here to solve the
national health care crisis."
And while there was
plenty of talk about
intractable problems seen
across the country access
to affordable health care,
affordable insurance, pre-
scription drug benefits -
much of the discussion cen-
tered around local, local,
local.
The consensus among
participants was the overrid-
ing concern for the lack of
urgent care in the county.
There are general practi-
tioners at both ends of the
county as well as the county
Health Department facilities
north and south.
But emergency care was
a question of miles and
times, far from ideal when
every minute counts.
'The things I learned is
that primary care is not a big
problem, it is the acute care,
the trauma issues," Boyd
said. "It is one of the kinds of
issues we want to identify."
Specifically, Dr. Tom
Curry noted, the county
needs a new "critical access"
hospital.
Curry noted the impor-
tance of the federal "critical
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Such a facility would
allow for the stabilization of
emergency cases for trans-
port, and for the limited hos-
pitalization of patients who
can be treated '16ally.
Where Boyd comes in on
this issue is that the "critical
access" program sunsets at
the end of 2005.
Continuing the program,
particularly with the county
taking only baby steps
toward a new facility at this
point, is crucial and must be
accomplished by congres-
sional action.
"We are going to be in a
very critical situation," said
county commissioner Bill
Williams. "We have a hospital
that's about to go under
water."
The "critical access" pro-
gram would grade the road to
a new facility.
Such a facility would
also assist in growing the
number of physicians in the
area, noted local health care
worker Wayne Bridges.
"(Physicians) have to
have the infrastructure to
work with to develop a prac-
tice," Bridges said. 'The most
immediate need is a quality
hospital and medical center."
Such a facility would
also attract more specialists,
another pressing concern in
the county, said Doug Kent,
executive director of the
county Health Department.
"Primary care is not as


big an issue as some of the
specialties," Kent said. "More
choices in primary care
would be great, but special-
ists are an issue."
A growing population,
with many residents arriving
from larger, more metropoli-
tan' areas if drivig 'fthe
demand for a new facility,
said resident Susan Thiel.
"Our population is to the
point they are demanding a
different level of care that
what was here in the past,"
Thiel said.
Kent noted that 40 per-
cent of health care visits by
residents are out of county,
with Dothan, Panama City
and Pensacola among other
locales cited by those in
attendance.
There is also a need for
more diagnostics services,
which are currently scarce,


in the county, Kent added.
Boyd wrapped the meet-
ing up by noting that the
health care system, in terms
of costs and the number of
uninsured, has worsened in
the 12 years since the nation
was roiled by debates over
universal health care.
Costs, in terms of gov-
ernment spending, has
tripled. The number of unin-
sured has grown by more
than 15 million.
There are pros and cons
to the concept of universal
health care, Boyd said, and
the debate is almost certain
to be engaged again at some
point in the future.
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More than 500 people
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Marshall said with the event
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'This was definitely our
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Coordinators reported
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competition. Separating the
competition into amateur
and restaurant divisions was
a new twist to the format this
year.
Dolores Lowery of Prickly
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amateur category for the sec-
ond year in a row. Lowery
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place gumbo entry.
Dawn Brooks of Lynn
Haven won second place and
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third place honors.
Patti Blaylock and
Sunset Coastal Grill of Port
St. Joe took first place of the
six entries in the restaurant
category.


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Gumbo Cook-Off orga-


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event will have more room for
more cooks and more atten-
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attire and obviously enjoying the festivities.


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Z005 Miss Gulf County Valentine Pageant


The 33rd Annual Miss
ulf County Valentine
agent, held at the
Tewahitchka Elementary.
school, Feb. 12, was an
nequivocal success by any
measures.
Record crowds filled the
auditorium to watch 60 con-
stants compete for crowns
I five divisions, and to enjoy
'e musical'sounds of jazz
saxophone artist, Hurricane
onnie.
Gulf County Senior
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mdraiser raised thousands
f dollars to help fund pro-
"rams for the county's elder-
r, as the community enjoyed
showingg off their daughters


and granddaughters.
In keeping with tradi-
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evening, with Executive
Director Sandy Lieberman
serving as hostess for the
program and Sara Allen
directing the pageant with
the assistance of Karen
Taylor.
The judges had the hard-
est job of all though. Alex
Povilaitis, Carolyn Groleau,
Robert Carr and Jerry
Mitchell had the difficult
task of selecting those young
ladies who exhibited the
highest qualities of inner
beauty as well as outward
appearance, poise, compo-


sure, modeling and respons-
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crowned Little Miss
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F ai, Now ..$26,988
f~w Or....r $458/mo

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Richard Sparks is New


Manager


Zacary L Burkett



New Arrival


Craig Burkett and Amy
Chavous are proud to
announce the birth of their
son, Zachary L. Burkett. He
was born February 10, 2005


-at Bay Medical. He weighed 5
Ibs,. 6.4 oz. and was: 19.5
inches long. He was wel-
comed home by family and
friends.


George Duren of Duren's
Piggly Wiggly is proud to
announce the appointment
of Richard Sparks as the
general manager of the Piggly
Wiggly Supermarket.
"I am proud to have a
person of Mr. Sparks' experi-
ence. and ability to take the
reins of store operations,"
said Mr. Duren.
Sparks, a resident of
Port St. Joe, moved here last
May from Atlanta, Ga. He
has been in the supermarket
S'industry on both the retail as


Gulf County

Sherrifs Beat
On Feb. 11, 2005,
Melissa Gaye James, 35, of
Port St. Joe was arrested for
VOP grand theft and
forgery; Phillip Addison, 22,


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Lexi Needs a Home


Currently available for
adoption at the Humane
Society are: Lexi, a yellow lab
female, already spayed (pic-
turedJ; Amber, copper col-
ored eight-month-old
female; Kojak, male, bulldog
mix, six months old; Jett,
beautiful chow/lab cross
female; Velcro, looks like a
black Collie.
Socks, nice male kitty,
five months old; Stormy, red
male, about nine and a half
months old: Bandit. 6'


months old Macho male
puppy; Crow, small male
dog, good nature, shy;
Yuma, nice, male kitty, five
months old neutered/shots;
Max & Megan, walker mix
pups about four-and-a-half
months old; and always cats
and kitties. Please go see!
For more information,
contact the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society at 227-1103
or visit the Humane Society's
web site at www.sjblumane-
society.org.


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well as wholesale level for the
past 30 years. Sparks and
his wife, Diane, have one
daughter and four sons. His
youngest son, Mike, attends
Port St. Joe High School and
participates in the Shark
football and soccer pro-
grams.
"I'm excited abdut the
prospects of living and work-
ing in this wonderful com-
munity. I just can't think of
anywhere else I would rather
be," Sparks said.


of Wewahitchka was arrested
for driving while license sus-
pended or revoked.
On Feb. 12, 2005,
Anthony Kenneth Robinson,
20, of Port St. Joe, was
arrested for possession of
controlled substance; Robert
Troy Papineau, 40, of. Port
St. Joe, was arrested for dis-


PSJ Police Department

DUI Sobriety Checkpoints


The Port St. Joe! Police
Department is committed to
promoting safety for all citi-
zens. The Port St. Joe Police
Department's goal is to
ensure everyone using the
highway and roadway sys-
tem may do so safely and to
provide a deterrent for those
who. violate laws.
Enforcement is a tool to facil-
itate the achievement of this
safety. Recognizing that alco-
hol is consistently involved
in many crashes resulting in
a fatality mandates unwaver-
ing attention. Reducing
death and injury associated
with impaired drivers is one
of the most important objec-
tives. The State of Florida,
Gulf County and the City of
Port St. Joe provide the road-
way as a benefit to the pub-
lic at large. Accordingly,
these agencies seek to safe-
guard all drivers through the.

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


use of a non-intrusive check-
point to detect and remove
impaired drivers from the
road.
The use of the the-
Roadside Safety Checkpoint,
public education and
enforcement are combined to
achieve and enhance the
reduction in deaths' and
injuries, caused by impaired
vehicle operators. These law
enforcement agencies are
dedicated to aggressive DUI
law enforcement. Zero toler-
ance of DUI continues to be
top priority in traffic law
enforcement.
The Port St. Joe Police
Department will be conduct-
ing DUI Sobriety
Checkpoints on Highway 98,
Highway 22 and Highway 71
throughout this year in an
effort to maintain a safe dri-
ving environment for all dri-
vers.


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Gulf County is a grev


orderly conduct.
On Feb. 13,. 2005,
Moises Ernandez Abarca, 32,
of Port St. Joe, was arrested
for no drivers license.
On Feb. 15, '2005,
Jonathan Wayne Liles, 44, of
Port St. Joe, was arrested for
VOP possession'of cocaine;
Charles Woodrow Hood, Jr.,
38, of Wewahitchka was
arrested for first degree rape
(Alabama).
On Feb. 17, 2005,
Edward Joshua Maxwell, 22,
of Apalachicola, was arrested
for FTA possession of mari-
juana; Robert Elmer Lynn,
53, of Port St. Joe, was
arrested for insurance fraud.

Mexico Beach

Police Report
During the past week,
the Mexico Beach Police
Department answered 50
calls for service, investigated
no burglaries, no assaults
and one theft.
During this same time
period, officers of the Mexico
Beach Police Department
investigated no traffic crash-
es with a combined property
damage report of $00. The


officers issued no traffic cita-
tions and 1 traffic warning
and no parking citations.
During the same time
period officers of the MBPD
made 3 arrests:
On Feb. 14, 2005, David
B. Buckner of Wewahitchka
for possession of altered DL
and possession of alcohol
under 21 YOA; Troy J. Devoy
of Port St. Joe for possession
of alcohol under 21 YOA;
Joshua M. Johns of Port St.
Joe for possession of alcohol
under 21 and open container
passenger.

Port St. Joe

Police Report
On Feb. 15, 2005,
Joseph Rogers, 45, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for VOP.
On Feb. 17, 2005,
Jennifer J. Johnson, 42, of
Port St. Joe, was arrested for
VOP; William B. Henry, 36,
of Port St. Joe, was arrested
for aggravated battery.
On Feb. 19, 2005,
Shatika S. Allen, 29, of Port
St. Joe, was arrested for dri-
ving with suspended license.


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:ape San Bias, FL 32456

850-227-7770

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S Lowe Bayfront ,- Carter Historic District
S220 Gramercy Plani. Blsd.. Eastpoini 58 Fifteenth Screed. Apalachicola
Directions: on Hwi. 98 jusi pasi the sectionss: From the Anchor Office in
intersection of State Road 65. palachicola travel west on Hwy. 98 for
Be.iur;F ,large new' Bayfront four bed- 0.5 of a mile. Turn left on 15th St. House
room, four and one-half bath home in on the right on corner of 5th &Ave. D.
Gramercy Plantation. Wrap around bal- Well maintained spacious bungalow with
cony and elevator. MLS#103625. (Meet newer eat-in kitchen addition, new porch
S i'. iger n oft'ie 'for at, e..r, houso flooring, HVAC and roof 1 year old,
Call Pam Collins at 85'0 899-1054 or .rewired, replumbed; 10-foot high ceilings
Hall Bell at 850 899-9694. in house and attic. MLS4103236.
SCall 850 653-3333.


Steamboat House Rogers Historic District "e)ond Our Means Gulf Front
Hitoric District 7 6986 C 30, Indian Pass
6 A s 91 Avenue C, Aalachicola Diectious:. from Apalachicola Anchor
6 D.Apalachicola jictions: from the Anchor Office inm,
c Aio enusr the An. apachor office in tra .l O Office, travel west on Hwy. 98 approx. 8
Dirzeions: from the Anchor officein Apalachicola travel west on Hwy. 98 one miles. At intersection veer left onto CR-
Apalachicola travel south on Hwy. 8,1 block, turn left on 7tl St. Go down two 30. Continue for 9.7 miles. House is past
turn right on Fifh Sree. Home as on the blocks to Avenue C. urn right, on Ave. the Indian' Pass Raw Bar on the left side.
corner of Fifth Sucer and Asenue D. C. Rogers is in the middle of the block. Marvelous Gulf front home with four bed-
Rare historic architecture in home built ,in Beautifully renovated three bedroom, two rooms and three baths. Two bedrooms have
18461 Beautiful wood floors, 10 foot ceal- bathall cypress cottage.Completely updat- a sitting room. Perfect for a second home
ings, seven fireplaces. MLS#101501. ed. Tastefully decorated. MLS#103832. o int MLS#10278.
Call John L. Miller at 850 653-6548 or Call Mary T. Katzei 850 510-8244. investment. MLS#102708
Missy Miller at 850 899-4510. Call Christy Thompson 850 596-9155.
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Dunes Club 2C Gulf froni- Helms Gulf View
198 Club Drise, Cape San Bias : i 898' Augtr Ase., Beacon Hill
Directions: from Port St. Joe travel east \iDirections: from the St. Joe office travel
to C-30A. Veer right on C-30A. Travely northwest on Hwy. 98 2.5 miles. Turn
6.8 miles to C-30E. Turn right on C-30EI right on Fryer Lane, left on Lighthouse
Travel 1 mile, turn left on Club Drive. i Road. House is at the end on the right.
All fully furnished. Gated,, pool, tennis Beautiful home built in 2000 on large lot
court, boat parking. MLS#102347. with fantastic gulf views. No thru traffic.
";all Jenny Thompson at 850 210-2062.i Extensive' landscaping/gardens. Beautiful
homesite. MLS#103566. '
Call Henry Flack at 850 832-5265.


:.:, W ble Interior
2 242 W'lliam Wa%, Mexico Beach
\ directions: from Mexico Beach office
ravel west on Hwy. 98. Turn right on
21st Street, right on Paradise Path, left
on Nanook, right on Laloa, right on
William Way. House is on corner.
Incredible home with garage finished, insu-
lated, with heat pump. Andersen windows
throughout. MLS#101537.
Call Bruce Allen at 850 227-6204.


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Gulf Front at Cape San Bias. Beautiful home over-
looking one of America's great beaches. Walk out onto a
beautiful sandy beach. Sit on your deck and watch the sun
fade into the sunset on this westward facing beach.
MLS# 103750 $1,200,000








Open Floor Plan. Brick Home with great landscap-
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eat-in kitchen and more. Only $339,000







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,Bayview Home at Simmons Bayou Commercial
Possibility. Large 3 bedroom homes was previously
used as a real estate office. $475,000 MLS#103312



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Bayview lot on Highway 30 $225,(
Palm Breeze Lots Starting at $65,0
Seagrass at Cape San Bias $445,00
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Seacliffs Townhomes Cape San Bias. Two large lux-
ury townhomes each with a great gulf view. Each with 4
BR / 4.5 Baths and a private elevator. Gated communi-
ty. $595,000 each. MSL# 103273 & 103305


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


Gulf View Home at Money Bayou. Zoned
Commercial. 3 bedroom, 2 bath home close to beach
access. Only $375,000





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King Gulf Front
20 Sailfish Dr.. Bald Point
Directions: from the Carrabelle Anchor
office continue on Hyrw. 98 appro&. 12
miles to Alligator Point Rd. Turn left at
Bald Point Rd. Turn right at Sailfsh St.
Home is tonaad the end. .
Newly, rern- :.'id inir;or.' pdjled appli-'
ances, some furnishmgs included. Uhbe-
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Call Brian Fletcher at 850 528-346-.


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tablished 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years


Virtually every telephone user knows that dialing the digits 8-0-0 to initiate a call insures
a toll-free phone call. Equally recognizable are the digits 9-1-1, which when dialed,
give consumers a direct line to an emergency services operator. Other three-digit
codes are used in many communities in Florida to provide a range of services. Those
codes and their application are outlined below.


211 Community information
and referral services are
provided via this code in
some communities in Florida.
Potential users should inquire
locally or, alternatively, can
check http://flairs.org/florida211network
plan.htm for a listing of active 211 provid-
ers. If a community service agency, which
may provide social or health services,
wishes to acquire this number, it must
make a request to the Agency for Health
Care Administration. There are 11 active
211 regional and local call centers serving
33 of Florida's 67 counties, supplying 211
services to 75 percent of the state's popu-
lation.

O 311 This code is reserved
for non-emergency police
and other governmental
services. In communities
where this code is in use, it provides
residents with a simple way of gaining
access to local law enforcement in
Circumstances that lack urgency or to local
government services deemed appropriate
by city or county officials. In extreme
circumstances, such as hurricanes, the
311 code may be used when local 911,
emergency numbers are overloaded.

? 411 Most consumers recognize
this code as providing local di-
rectory assistance. At one time,
calls to 411 were free. However,
customers should check to determine what
their calling plan charges for this service.


state, which, like the 211 code, is not in
use statewide. In parts of Florida where
the code is in use mostly major markets
- callers can receive travel information.


611 This code is assigned
to local phone companies to
provide customers access to
telephone repair services.


711 This number.is used to
gain access to the Florida Tele-
1 communications Relay Service.
This system, created by the Leg-
islature in 1991, provides access
to the telecommunications network for"
individuals with speech, hearing or dual
sensory disabilities.

O NE 811 The 811 code cur-
AC IL rently provides access to
L the business offices of the
local service company, but this may
change in the'next few years. Through
the Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of
2002, Congress mandated the establish-
ment of a three-digit nationwide toll-free
number for states to use for a one-call
notification system. An advisory group to
the Federal Communications Commission.
has recommended the use of 811.

0 911 Probably the most rec-
ognized of the three-digit
codes, 911 is for emergency
services only.
.. .


Braulio L. Baez is the Chairman of the Florida Public
511 The Florida Depart- Service Commission. The PSC sets the rates regulated
utility companies charge for natural gas, electric and
ment of .Transportation
telephone service within the state. In 36 counties, it
implements and adminis- sets the price you pay for the water you drink, if your
ters the 511 service in.the water company is privately owned.


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Fourth graders Britney Rich, Brittnee Peak and Mackenzie Wood participated in the "Jump Rope for Heart" fundraiser at Port
St. Joe Elementary.


by Despina Williams
Port St. Joe Elementary
students were jumping rope
for fun and profit last Friday
during a "Jump Rope for
Heart" fundraiser which ben-
efitted the American Heart
Association.
Inside -the gymnasium,
students in grades three
through five jumped rope in
honor of people suffering
from heart conditions and
those who have passed away
from heart-related illnesses.
In one corner, Alex Wood
stood a little apart from the
rest of the excited group of
fourth graders, concentrat-
ing on clearing one jump
after another, counted off by
a classmate. Wood said 'she
was jumping for her grand-
mother, Barbara, who died of
a heart attack.
This year, Wood raised
$50 for the American Heart
Association, though she
noted, "Last year, I raised a
whole lot more."
Students had a month to


Arizona Chemical's Port St. Joe and Valdosta Plants



Accepted into EPAs Performance Track Program


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All Seven U.S. Arizona
Chemical Sites Now Part of
the EPA's Environmental
Program
Arizona Chemical's Port
St. Joe, Fla., and Valdosta,
Ga., plants have been
accepted into the United
States Environmental
Protection Agency's National
Environmental Performance
Track, Participants
Association (PTPA). With the
certification of the Port St.
Joe and Valdosta plants, all
seven of Arizona Chemical's
U.S. sites have been officially
recognized by PTPA.
'This is an outstanding
achievement for our team
members," said Jerry
Marterer, vice president-
Arizona Chemical and a com-
pany officer of International
Paper. "It's a tribute to the
leadership of our environ-
mental professionals at our
plants and the commitment
of our team members when it
comes to protecting the envi-
ronment. Our Arizona
Chemical team is working
hard to'do everything possi-
ble to be the environmental
leader in our industry."
PTPA recognizes and
rewards private arid public
facilities that consistently


meet their legal require-
ments,, have implemented
high-quality environmental
management systems and
have shown a commitment to
continuously improve their
environmental performance
and to work closely with,
their community, and
employees. PTPA also pro-
vides regulatory flexibility
and other incentives that
promote high levels of envi-
ronmental performance and
provides a learning network.
where best practices can be
shared.
"We congratulate and
welcome Arizona Chemical in
Port St. Joe and Valdosta to
the Performance Track pro-
gram," said Reginald
Barrino, Performance Track
coordinator for the
Environmental Protection
Agency's Region 4 Office in
Atlanta, Ga. "We look for-%
ward to partnering with envi-
ronmental leaders such as
International Paper and its
Arizona Chemical business
to attain positive results for
the environment and to
address more complex envi-
ronmental challenges in the
Southeast."
Arizona Chemical
(www.arizonachemical.com),


a company of International
Paper, is a global leader in
pine chemistry and is head-
quartered in Jacksonville,
Fla. The company supplies
high-quality pine chemicals
to the adhesives, inks and
coatings and oleochemicals
markets. Arizona Chemical
has seven U.S. facilities
located in Panama City,
Pensacola and Port St. Joe,
Fla.; Savannah and
Valdosta, Ga.; Picayune,
Miss.; and Dover, Ohio, as
well as six plants in Europe.
Arizona Chemical also has
research and development
capabilities and a network of
sales offices throughout the


world. The company employs of trees while protecting bio-
more than 1,500 team mem- diversity, wildlife, plants,
bers. soil, water and air quality. In
International Paper the U.S. alone, IP protects
(www.internationalpaper.co more than 1.5 million acres
m) businesses include paper, of unique and environmen-
packaging and forest prod- tally important habitat
ucts. As one of the largest tally important habitat on its
private landowners in the forestlands. through conser-
world, IP professional ovation agreements and land
foresters and wildlife biolo-'_ sales to environmental
gists manage the woods with -groups. The company has a
great care in compliance with long-standing policy of using
the rigorousstandards of the no wood fr endangered
Sustainable Forestry forests. Headquartered in the
Initiative@ program. The U d S I h
SFI program is an indepen- United states IP has opera-
dent certification system that tions in over 40 countries
ensures the perpetual plant- and sells its products in
ing, growing and harvesting more than 120 nations.


Correctional Officer Courses at


Gulf Coast Community College
The Division of Public days a week, eight hours a Examination for Correctional,
Safety/Criminal Justice day through early August. A Officers.
Training Academy of Gulf part-time option is also avail- The course requires
Coast Community College able, five mornings a .week, advance application and
will offer a full-time, four hours per morning, for testing. For additional infor-
Correctional Officer Basic those who find a part-time mation, call Lorne Brooks or.
Standards course at the schedule necessary. 'Jackie Vaughn at the North,
North Bay Center in Correctional Officer Bay Center at (850) 747-'
Southport, beginning May 5, Basic Standards is required 3233, Monday through,.
2005. in order to be eligible for the Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The course will meet five Florida Certification (CST).


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SST. GEORGE ISLAND BEACHFRONT "La
SGaviota," 2228 Sailfish Dr., Plantation. Fantastic
6BR/7BA, 4150 +/- sq. ft: home offers 5 masters, mas-
ter suite with sitting area, wet bar and Jacuzzi, gour-
met kitchen designed to. feed 16 guests, tile floors,
family room, elevator, spectacular views.
MLS#101566....... ....... ................ ......$3,799,000


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ST. GEORGE ISLAND BEACHVIEW TOWNHOMES
- "300 Ocean Mile," East End: Amenities include 2
community pools, private sundecks, easy beach
access. Two townhomes available:
Unit B-6- 3BR/3BA, Beachview. MLS#103544....$599,000
Unit H-9-2BR/2.5BA, Beachfront. MLS#103584.$749,000




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CARRABELLE BAYFRONT "A Place of Grace,"
130 Timber Lane. Exceptional well maintained
3BR/2.5BA, 2488 +/- sq. ft. home with fabulous views
of St. George Sound features fireplace, loft/bonus
room, screened porch, open deck/patio. Priced below
appraisal! MLS#103900...............................$750,000


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ArMLACH;nlILLA a l ales," 229 Cornellius Hizer
St. Inviting well maintained 3BR/2BA, 1500 +/- sq. ft.
townhome in Whispering Pines Subdivision offers
breakfast bar, cathedral ceilings, open floor plan,
open deck/patio. Convenient to schools and medical
facilities. MLS#103803............................. $119,000


PORT ST. JOE "Marvin Cottage," 801 Marvin Ave.
Great investment opportunity! Bring your handyman
skills to this 3BR/1BA, 1051 +/- sq. ft. home being sold
"as-is:' Home rests on corner lot with fenced back
yard, views of park and in walking distance to down-
town and St. Joe Bay. MLS#103535..............$169,000


CAPE SAN BLAS BEACHFRONT "Powell
Home," 109 Bay to Beach Dr. Sensational 3BR/2BA,
1733 +/- sq. ft. fully furnished home offers incredible
views from every angle! Features include multiple fire-
places, screened porch, private Bay access with work-
ing dock nearby. MLS#103941..................$1,995,000


LAND OFFERIIIN : St. George Island Gulf View Lot 58, Pebble Beach Village, Plantation, 1 acre MOL, MLS#100148................. $899,000
LAND UOrrERINUS Carrabelle Canal Front Lot 13, Bayou Harbor, 1. acre MOL, MLS#103754.................................................$650,000
Apalachicola River Front Lot 6, Manatee Bluff, .50 acre MOL, MLS#10,3727................................... ...... $675,000

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Geoghagan

Named to

President's List

Katie Geoghagan of Port
St. Joe was named to the
President's List at Mercer
University for the Fall 2004.
semester.
Geoghagan is a student,,
in the College of Liberal Arts. '
Inclusion on the President's,
List requires, students to,
- meet rigorous grade point,
average standards specific to
their school within the uni-
versity.
Founded in 1833,-
Mercer University' has cam-
puses in Macon and Atlanta' .
as well as three regional aca-,
demic centers. With 1',
schools and colleges, the
University offers programs in:
liberal arts, business, engi
neering, education, medi-,
cine, nursing, pharmacy, law,;
and theolpgy; For 15 consec-"
utive years, U.S. News and:
World Report has named,
Mercer University as one of,
the leading universities in
the South.

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collect money from family
members and people in the.
community. "We really like
this, because they don't go
door-to-door, unless a par-
ent goes with them,". said
Coach Chuck Gannon.
When the final tallies,
were in, the students had
raised $6,037 for the
American Heart Association.
Jeni McLemore was the top:
money raiser, with $440.
"When we talked about
this a month ago, we wanted,
to set our goal for at least:
$5,000," said Gannon. "The.
kids did a great job and hit
it."
PSJ Elementary has par-
ticipated in the program for:
the last five years. In 2003,
the elementary school raised,
the most money per school
child out of all Northwest
Florida schools.
After 30 minutes or so of
jumping rope, the children.
were rewarded for their phil-
anthropic efforts with chips,
soda and fruit roll ups.


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Social Season in Fu.ll Swing at St. Joe Community Center

Social Season in Full Swing at St. Joe Community Center


Bring your partner and Brown Community Center.
join the -fun at the Stiles Gulf County Senior Citizens


Rev. Tim Bailey and wife, Wanda, have been pastoring for
12 years. For eight years, they have been at the Highland View
Church of God. Before entering the ministry, the couple sang in
the Southern Gospel Group, "The Christian Heirs" of
Blountstown, Florida.


Association is cooking and
singing to help fund its -pro-
grams, beginning with a
Cake Walk and Bingo Fun
Night, Friday, Feb. 25 from
5:30 until 7:30 pm at 120
Library Drive in Port St. Joe.
If you'd like to donate a
cake to this event, let us
know. There is no charge for
participation in the Cake
Walk, but participants will
bid on cakes.
After the Cake Walk, we
will play Bingo for door
prizes. This event is sure to
be a fun one, and we hope to
see you there.
More to Come
If you are seeking fun
activities and opportunities
to socialize with other adults,
Gulf County Senior Citizens
Center is gearing up for some
great activities for this com-
munity. For example, there
will be a dinner/dance on
March 11 featuring fine
music from the talented jazz-
saxophonist, Hurricane
Donnie.
Tickets are $10 and will
be sold in advance or at the
door.
Good Friday brings Good
Singing
March 25 will bring a
Good Friday Gospel Concert,
featuring recording artist'


Kenneth Siprell Joins Century


21 Gulf Coast Realty, Inc. Team


Kenneth D. Siprell has
joined Century 21 Gulf Coast
Realty, Inc. as a sales associ-
ate. Jay Rish, the company's
broker and owner, stated
that Ken's professional atti-
tude and work ethic will be a
valuable asset to both the
company and the people of
dulf County and Mexico
Beach.
'Ken, who grew up in
Apalachicola, has returned
to our area-after successful
careers in the U.S. Army and
German business. He joined
the Army in 1977 and spent


his first tour stationed in
Germany. After his tour in
Germany, he returned to the
U.S. with duty at Fort
Campbell, KY. While sta-
tioned at Fort Campbell, Ken
completed The Army Ranger
School, earning the coveted
Ranger Tab. He then volun-
teered, for Army Special
Forces, and after completing
his parachute and special
forces training, he earned
the right to wear the Green
Beret. He spent almost the
remainder of his Army career
stationed in Germany.


Ken retired from the
Army in June 2000 as a





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- Wayne Rowlett, Realtor


POP QUIZ!

There are always plenty of
questions to ask before selling
your home, but if you're plan-
ning to try to sell on your own,
here are the most important
questions to start with.
How nill you price your
home? It takes--detailed
research and knowledge of
market trends to .arrive at a
fair price. You don't want to
cheat yourself out of receiving
:the full value of your home,
tut you don't want to over-
.price and drive-away serious
buyers who will compare your
home's value against similar
ones on the market. A
Comparative Market Analysis
conducted by a professional
agent is your best bet for for-
mulating the perfect asking
price.
Once you've priced your
home, how will you attract


UuL.-c oUverS' it takes more
than ads. "For Sale By Owner'
signs, and open houses to pro-
mote your home to the right
prospects. The best exposure
will come from the Multiple
Listing Service, where all real-
ty professionals will find it,
and alert their ready-and-
waiting throng of buyers. But
without representation, you
won't have access to it.
Once you've got an offer,
will you be able to handball
the paperwork to insure legal-
ly binding contracts and a
smooth closing? Consider
legal documentation, inspec-
tion reports, appraisals, bank
financing and so much more.
One last question:
Doesn't it make sense to let a
professional handle your real
estate transaction?


Thinking of selling? Call for
a free consultation. Wayne
Rowlett of Barefoot Properties,
1085 Cape San Blas Road,
Port.St. Joe, FL 32456. (850)
227-8492 wr@gtcom.net
www. Captwayne.net


Kenneth D. Siprell
Sergeant Major. After leaving
the Army he went to work for
WEB.DE,. Germany's most
popular Internet portal,
where he worked as a strate-
gic project manager. He was
responsible for several suc-
cessful products and man-
aged investment in four dif-
ferent companies.
Ken spent the last two
years working as a self-
employed English teacher
and team-building trainer.
Ken worked for global com-
panies such as Siemens as
well as for locally owned
companies in the Karlsruhe,
Germany area.
Ken holds a Bachelor of
Arts in English from the
University of Maryland and a
Master of Arts in
Management from Webster
University.
Century 21 Gulf Coast
Realty, Inc. was the real
estate sales leader for Gulf
County in 2004. Take advan-
tage of its expertise and mar-
keting power to sell your
home and find your next one.
You can reach Ken at 850-
340-0567 or ken@floridais-
great.com. Visit his web site
at www.floridaisgreat.com.


and local performer, Jim
Wood, Pastor Tim and
Wanda Bailey of the
Highland View Church of
God and Mary Lou Cumbie
from the Port St. Joe Church
of God. What more joyous
way to observe the Easter
season. Tickets are $4,00 in
advance or at the door.
Coming back to Gulf
County, we'll be playing
Bingo every Tuesday night.
The start-up date will be,
announced soon.
The Community Center
now has a new look and a
new attitude. Stay tuned for
further announcements on
these and other events. Get
ready for more good times in
Port St. Joe. Call Sandy or
Jim at 229-8466 for addi-
tional information or to pur-
chase your tickets in
advance. Funds raised go
directly into programs for
senior citizens of Gulf
County.


Mary Lou Cumbie attends the Port St. Joe Church of God
and is employed as the Secretary to the Superintendent of
Schools, Tim Wilder. She is married to Buddy Cumbie, employed
at the Gulf County Sheriff's Department. Cumbie enjoys playing
the piano and singing gospel music. She is very active in com-
munity activities and loves sharing her faith. She also enjoys
baking her spare time.


Students Surprised with Prizes


The students at WES
were pleasantly surprised
when Mr. Carr called all stu-
dents in for an unannounced
assembly program on
December 13. Students and
teachers were not aware that
Mr. Carr had been doing "elf-
work" all weekend.
After everyone was seat-
ed, Mr. Carr opened the cur-
tain to display a stage full of
Accelerated Reading prizes.
Bicycles, (with helmets) elec-
tronic games and PlayStation
2 video games were ready to
be distributed.


Students in 1-6 grades
were awarded prizes for the
top Accelerated Reading
scores as of that date. They
are as follows:
First-place winners who
received Play Station video
games 'included Justin
Smith, Justin Barrier, Seth
Goodwin, Katelyn Litton,
Irjaria Pippin and Mandie
Whitfield.
Second-place winners
who received bicycles and
helmets included Carlos
.Perez, Kiana Rouse, Caitlin
Burch, Earl Brian Knobel,


Gauge Combs and Seanna
Jenkins.
Third-place winners who
received Game Boy Advance
electronic games included
Zachary Cox, Zachary
Laurimore, Jakob Bidwell,
Shelby Armstrong, Bryce
Gerber and Katie Lloyd.
Fourth-place winners
who received Connect Four
electronic hand-held games
included Jenna Jensen,
Jacob Griffin, Alan Danford,


Sierra


Baker, Emilee


Strange, Raven Forehand
and Katie Armstrong.
----- Congratulations to all
students who make reading
a priority. Keep reading. Mr.
Carr will be scheduling
another secret assembly for
second semester.


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Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship ... L.- j,
10:30 Sunday Morning ApalachicHwy. 98Panama Cly
7:00 Wednesday Evening <
Pastors Andrew R A
&
Cathy Rutherford ReidAve.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates (milyifCh nh
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net V Wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)


fuW ulrisi eu1N.
Currently Meeting on the Second Floor of the Capital City Bank Building
CASUAL CONTEMPORARY CHRIST-CENTERED


Sunday:
Sunday School-9:.00
Worhip-10O00
Small Groups-6:00
Wednesday:
Night-7:00


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


Good Shepherd Ctheran Church
929 South Tyndal arkway
[anoma City, orida 32404
phone 871-6311
www.GoodShepherdLC.com

ftegular Sunday Worship at 8.0 a.m. 10:30 am.
Sunday School /,dult Wible Study at 9:15 am.
f staffed nursery is provided during the
Sunday School hour and 10:30 worship service.
Please accept this special invitation to be our guest

The friendly place to worship!

First Baptist Church
MEXICO BEiCH
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
Corner of 15th & Calitornia 648-5776
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worsilp-Surda.- a 1, i,'0 I m nirid ,'. 0:1) p r
Bible Stud'v--,urid. ,t 9 0 a' m iall age',
Wednesdar-PFrjr r,d Bible Sud,, a ,i p m
Please note, all times central!
Nursery Provided for All Services!
t rril''ad (_1l"', 1110r i


(^ FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship
10:00 a.m. Sixteenth Street
Fellowship Time ai
10:45 a.m.
Adult School .
11:00 a.m.
*Sunday School
*Young Children '
' n T r 'kghlyi/ 71/CecolCoshnSr Bld / "
Pasto; R-ev.. Re in nellroiln


First United Methodist
Church of Mexico Beach
I 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


Re.' Th:,rra" Gu.4d;. Pa;:.r *
The Catholic Church of Gul County
Welcomes You
oseph St Lawrence Mission
& Monument Hwy 71 North
St Joe, FL Wewahitchka. FL


(850) 227-1417
Weekend Mass schedule'
4-00 pm Sat (ETV
9-30 am Sun i FT II Il(]


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RENEW Season N' 6 30) pm ThurdaNvs
Stautons of the Cross 6 30 pm Fridas



Church of Christ

at the Beaches
314 Firehouse Road OVERSTREET
850-647-1622
Sunday Bible Study:. 10:00 am EST
Sunday Worship 1.1:00 am EST
S Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00 pm
"'WE WANT TO MAKE A
DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFF


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

you're Among friends at
SOak Grove A;sembly of GCod
David.?. fernandez. Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 Parsonage: 850-229-6271
613 Madison Street Port St.Joe. C
Schedule ofServices
Sunday 'lWednesday
Sunday School 9:45am Mid Week Meal 5:00pm
.MornlngWorshIp 10:45am Mid Week Bible Study 6:15pm
Xlds on the.Moe 10:45am .Minsty In Action 6:15pm
Cross Training Youth 6:15pm
Men's Minlstry ,Moday 6:30pm
Ladles MInistry -Tuesday- 7:00pm
Dynamic 'Prase "Worshlp Preaching the Pure Word


SI
20th
Port


Tsunami Disaster Benefit March 5th


S The First United Methodist Church of
Mexico Beach is hosting a Fish Fry and Silent
Auction Fund Raiser for the Tsunami Disaster
Benefit. The Tsunami destruction is widespread
with unprecedented devastation, and commu-
nities 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 auc-
tion 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.

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 the Hospice of the
Emerald Coast, located in Port St. Joe. The
session will be held on Sunday, February 27th,
in the fellowship hall beginning at 2:00 p.m.
Please go and share this important time with
others.

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 Revival Begin in PSJ

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 4th, 5th, and 6th 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.

New Covenant Church to Host

Black History Program Feb. 26
New Covenant Church will host a spectac-
ular Black History program on Saturday, Feb.
26 at 5:00 p.m.
New Covenant Churchl is located at 252
Avenue E in Port St. Joe, and everyone is invit-
ed to attend.

Revivalist at First Baptist

Church in Port St. Joe
Revivalist Scott Smith will be at First
Baptist Church in Port St. Joe on Sunday. Feb.
27 at 8:30 am, 11 am, and 6:30 pm and on
Monday, Feb. 28 through Wednesday, March 2
at 6:30 pm each night.
Smith is a native of Georgia and was raised
in a strong Christian home. He has a Master of
Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist
Theological Seminary and has served as an-
itinerant revivalist since 1992, preaching
throughout the eastern United States and
beyond. Scott is married to Scarlet and they
have a five year old daughter, Giannia. As Scott
seeks to walk with Christ daily, with his family
by his side in the ministry, he desires more and
more to be used by the Lord to impact as many
people as possible for eternity in these last
days. Visit Scott Smith's website at www.sns-
ministries.org.

Thank You from Oakley Family

The family of James Oakley would like to
thank all our friends, relatives and Brother and
Sister Dave Fernandez for their labors of love
and all their acts of kindness, especially their
prayers during the loss of our son. We will
always remember you. God bless you all.
John, Alimae and David Oakley

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


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.

Beach Baptist Chape's

Wed. Night Dinner Menu

The menu for Beach Baptist Chapel's
Wednesday night supper, for Feb. 23 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.


2005 Soul Jam

Holmes County Coalition C.A.S.E., Holmes
County Ministerial Association and WJNF 88.3
FM will host the second Soul Jam this year in
Bonifay. Florida. The event will be March 5 at
the Holmes County Fair Grounds.
This year we will have three big bands,
Todd Agnew, Big Daddy Weave and Exit East
for a day and night of celebration with Worship
music. The day will begin with games for all
ages at 10 a.m. At 10:30, the Battle of the
Bands will begin with 10 bands competing for a
spot to play before the big concert that evening
at 6 p.m.
C.A.S.E. is concerned about the drug prob-
lem facing the youth of today and decided to
help give them an alternative. During the event
there will be trained counselors to talk with
anyone about drugs, alcohol, pregnancy and
other problems bombarding our youth today.
We hope this year will be twice as big as
last year and we'deem it a huge success.
Tickets are $7.50 per group 'of 10 or more,
$8.50 advanced and $10 at the gate and ticket
price includes all events. Tickets can be pur-
chased at www.itickets.com or by calling 800-
965-9324 or stop by WJNF studio at 2914
Jefferson Street in Marianna. Florida. You can
visit WJNF web site at www.wjnf.org for more
information on Soul Jam or the groups.

What About You?
Jesus came that we might have abundant


Why then is the 'world full of trouble and
strife?
Most people never read the 'Bible, except
maybe Sunday.
,Many times this is forgotten by Monday.
If you're born again, let's put the fault
where it lies.
Do people see Jesus when they look in your
eyes?
Does your walk match your talk, as you
live each day?
People watch you and listen to what you
say.
SWhen you live for Jesus your life will
change.
People might even think you're strange.
If it helps to get someone saved, I'll be
strange too. /
Brothers and sisters, I'm just one, what:
about you?
Billy Johnson

In Appreciation

I want to thank my church, local churches
and everyone for your kindness, thoughtful-
ness, visitations, pastors, ministers, doctors,
nurses and hospital staff. Your prayers,
encouraging words and loving care were
accepted as gems of love during my illness. God
is good all the time. May God bless you.
Dorothy M. Thomas and family

Family of Maxine


Robinson Offers Thanks

The family of Maxine Robinson would like
to thank our many friends for your prayers,
cards, food, flowers and words of encourage-
ment in this last year of illness.
With the help of all the wonderful people of
NHC Homecare and finally the care of Hospice,
she was able to be at home with her family even
until the last.
May God bless each one of you.


Long Avenue Baptist Church
Touching Lives....
One Heart At A Time
1601 Long Avenue Port St.Joe,FL 229-8691
A community of Worship, Work. and Witness to the glory of God
Upward Basketball Awards Night
Friday. Feb. 25th. at 7:00pm
in the Long Avenue Baptist Church sanctuary
Another great Upward season is completed!
Join us for Awards Night
trophies, T-shirts, "special" gifts, & more will be given away.
Thank you, Port St. Joe & surrounding community for your support!
Worship 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

COSTING & COSTIN
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 REATY
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


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

flf l "A Reformed Voice
/ in the Community"

r dJ,u ,-rI Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor
I 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 (BaySt. Joseph) .. 6:30 p.m.
SThursday Firehouse Fellowship ....6:00 p.m.
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Faith Christian School

"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
Romans 16:16
The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
,(1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road)
(850) 639-5401
Sunday Bible Study: 9:00 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship: 10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00 p.m. CT "
TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

ST. JAMES
EPISCOPAL CHURCH
800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
The Rev. Joseph A. Hagberg, Rector
8:00 aid 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 andMionument Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724


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


A


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


Jesus is Lord an He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:


582 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe. Florida 52456
(850)227-1306
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 6:00 p.m.
Mike Westbrook. Dlecipleshlp Trainng 5:00 p.m.
Pastor Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.

EVERYONEWEFS


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


Worship:


9:30 a.m. Sunday


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


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p,m
Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
"0 taste and see that the Lord isgood: blessed is the man that trusteth in
Him.' Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725
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Front Row from Left: Pre-K-Alexis Brewer; Kindergarten-Mary Butts; 1st Grade-Kayleigh
Aaxwell
Back Row from Left: 2nd Grade-Jade Thompson; 3rd Grade-Antonio Moree; 4th Grade-


AMlison Oliver; 5th Grade- Lisa Davis (not pictured)


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SFaith Christian School


i aith Christian School
2004-2005 Honor Roll
First Semester:
Students earning all A's
included:
Fourth Grade Mary
Caitlin Bouington, Hayden
Renshaw.
Fifth Grade Tiffany
Burch, Erin Kennedy.
Sixth Grade Nate
Taylor.
Ninth Grade -Trevor
Burch.
Students earning A's and
B's included:
Fourth Grade Justin
Cothran, Abagail Davis,
Chase Royal.
Fifth Grade Trisha
Davidson, Rachel Jones.
Sixth Grade Dannie
Bolden, Brian Pitts.
Seventh Grade Dillin
McGhee, Rachel Thayer.


Rosemary Campbell Strom
Rosemary -: Campbell.
Strom entered into the loving
arms of God on February 4,
2005. She was born
November 9, 1918 in
Indianapolis, Indiana to
Elisabeth and Walter
Campbell, who preceded her
in death as well as sisters,
Peggy Inman and Dot Dixon
and her husband; Clarence
Albert Strom. She was loving
and generously gave to those
in need. Her passion in life
was rescuing abandoned or
hurt animals and providing:
food and water where strays
congregated. She gained
heir trust and. cared for
them until they were adopted
by loving families.
She is survived by her
daughters Sonya (Jerry)
uttle of Port St. Joe, and
3armen (Lenny) Kane of San
Xntonio, Texas; sons,
xharles Campbell of Canyon,
,exas and Walter Moreno of
Vindsor, California; and
'tep-sons Lawrence
Connie) Strom and Bobby
3e\erly) Strom. of San
Lntonjo, Texas.
Cherfihing the memory
f their grandma are grand-
hildren, Dennis Tuttle,
)arrel Tuttle, David Tuttle,
tarcie Johnson, Michael


Eighth Grade Jamie
Kennedy.
Ninth Grade C.J. Miller,
Zach Taylor.
Tenth Grade Sandy
Hodges, Jennifer Johnson,
Ryan Taylor.
Second Nine Weeks:
Students earning All A's
included:
First Grade Emma
Beightol, Kyle Bouington,
Reid Kennedy, Taylor
Matincheck, Lael Parker and
Ty Royal.
S Second Grade Caitlin
Godwin.
Third Grade Lauren
Costin, Allen Davis, Morgan
Kennington, Jarret
LaLuzerne, Danielle
Matincheck, Malachi Parker,
Nick Renfro.
Fourth Grade Mary
Caitlin Bouington, Abagail
Davis, Hayden Renshaw.


Kane, Heidi Carson, Stephen
Campbell, Scott Campbell,
Casey Joe Moreno, Larry
Strom, Gregg -Strom and
Robbie Strom, numerous
great grandchildren, great,
great grandchildrenn, nieces
and nephews across the
United States, who feel privi-
leged to have known this
wonderful lady. Memorial
services and burial were in
San Antonio at the San Jose
Mission and Mission Park
Funeral Chapel.
Rosemary was Catholic
by faith, but during her time
in Port St. Joe attended the
Church of Christ and is
fondly remembered. Her
intellect, her laughter and
compassion for abandoned
pets are a legacy that will live
forever in the hearts of those
who loved her. We treasure
our memories of Rosie. Her
wish was for animals to be
loved and appreciated as the
companions that God gave
us. Her charity of choice was
any spay and neuter .pro-,
gram that prevented aban-
donment and mistreatment
of animals.
Whitfield Wade Barrier, Jr.
Whitfield Wade Barrier,
Jr. age 75, died Saturday,
February 19, 2005 in a
Panama City hospital. He


Fifth Grade Tiffany
Burch, Erin Kennedy.
Sixth Grade Nate
Taylor.
Ninth Grade Trevor
Burch.
Students earning A's and
B's included:
First Grade Kaleb
Harm, .r Jacquelvn '
LaLuzerne.
Second Grade Coy
Burke, Marcel Duarte, Elisha
.Vereen.
Third Grade Anthoney
Dykes, Christian Laine, Lexie
McGhee, Katrina ,,Nelson,
Bethany Taylor.
Fourth Grade Justin
Cothran, Chase Royal.
Fifth Grade Trisha
Davidson, Rachel Jones.
Sixth Grade Brian
Pitts.
Seventh Grade Dillin
McGhee, Rachel Thayer.
.Eighth Grade Jamie
Kennedy.
Ninth Grade' -'. Zach,;
Taylor.' "
Tenthi t Grade and\-'
Hodges, Jennifer Johnson.
Ryan Taylor.


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was born in Quincy, FL on
March 11, 1929 to Whitfield
Wade Barrier Sr. and Virginia
Staton Barrier and was a
longtime resident of Port St.
Joe, FL. He was a retired
owner and operator of
Barrier Builders. Mr. Barrier
was a former Board of
Director for Citizen Federal
Savings Bank and was a
member of the First United
Methodist Church of Port St.:
Joe. He is survived by his
wife, Anne Parker Barrier of
Port'St. Joe, a son, Whitfield
W. 'Tripp" Barrier III and his
wife, Sharon of
Wewahitchka, FL, a grand-
son, Justin Adam Barrier, a
brother, John Barrier and
his uile, Jody of Aurora, IL,
and a nephew, Daniel:
Barrier. Graveside services
will be held Wednesday at
11:00 a.m. in the Keith
Cemetery Smithdale, MS
with the Rev. Rob Westbrook
officiating. A memorial ser- -
vice will be held Sunday,
February 17, 2005 at 4:00
p.m. EST in the First United
Methodist Church of Port St.
Joe with the Rev. Dan
Rhodes officiating. All
arrangements have been'
made by Wilson Funeral'
Home in Panama City, FL.


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By Jena Hogan
Another weekend has
come and gone.
Unfortunately, the weekends
do not last forever. The good
news is- that summer vaca-
tion is not far away. My fel-
low seniors, if my calcula-
tions are correct, we have 12
more weeks left of school. Do
you think you all can wait
that long?
The senior class also has
something else to look for-
ward to "Grad Nite" at Walt
Disney World. It is very
important that the seniors
pay their $50 dues to Mrs.
Barbee or Maggy Quaranta.
If you seniors do not pay,
Mrs. Barbee will have no


choice but to remove the
names of those of you who
have not paid from the list of
seniors on the trip.
Juniors, some of you still
have not paid your $20 dues.
Remember that if you do not
pay, you will not be able to go
to prom. Speaking of prom,
the Junior Executive Board
will present their annual
Prom Fashion Show on
Wednesday, March 23 at
2:00. Prom night is
Saturday, April 16.
National Honor Society
members need to bring their
water and peppermints to
Mrs. Barlow's room by Feb.
23. For members that need
community service points,


Social Security Rep at PSJ High


A Social Security repre-
sentative will be in the Port
St. Joe High School
Opportunity Center on Feb.
24 from 9 am until 2 pm EST
to help students obtain a
duplicate social security
card.
Parents must assist stu-
dents under the age of 18.
One of the following docu-
ments is required for proof of
identity:
Parents: driver's license,
employer ID card
Students: driver's

Band Boosters to Meet
The Port St. Joe Band
Bigosters will meet at 6:00
p.m. EST on Monday, March
7, 2005, in the band room.
Parents are encouraged to
attend.

Project Graduation Meeting
There will be a Project
Graduation meeting
Tuesday, March 1, at 6 pm in
the Commons Area. This is
an exciting time. All Senior
Parents need to be present to
help in the plans for their
child on Graduation Night.
Final arrangements are
being made. All should be
excited and proud of the
games, food and fun in store,
but we need help. Please join
us.


license, health insurance, life
insurance policy, school ID
(demographic).
The following documents
can not be used as evidence
of identity: birth certificate,
hospital record, social secu-
rity card or card stub, social
security record.
For more information,
please contact Rosa Feltrop
or Gloria Gant at 229-9359.


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Teaching with a prophetic edge.


Scott Smith, Revivalst

First Baptist Church Port St. Joe

102 Third Street





Sunday

February 27

8:30 am, 11:00 am .

& 6:30 pm



Monday Wednesday i

February 28 March 2

6:30 pm Nightly


Scott Smith is a native of Georgia and raised in a
strong Christian home. He has a Master of Divinity
degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological
Seminary and has served as,an itinerate revivalist
since 1992, preaching throughout the eastern
United States and beyond. Scott-is married to Scarlet
and they have a 5 year old daughter, Gianna. As
Scott seeks to walk with Christ daily, with his family
by his side in the ministry, he desires more and more
to be used by the Lord to impact as many people as
possible for eternity in these last days. Visit Scott
Smith's website at www.snsministries.org


;tablished 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding, areas for 67 years


you need to sign up to help
at The Odyssey of the Mind
regional on Saturday, Feb.
26. Members can also sign
up to help set up after school
on Friday, Feb. 25. Keyettes
don't forget to visit your
adopted elderly at the nurs-
ing home.
The drama students are
happy to say that '"The Night
at the Improv" was a suc-
cess. All the tickets were sold
out and everyone had a won-
derful time. We would also
like to congratulate Chad
Lucas for winning the reward
of Best Character. Chad's
character was Johnny
Smash, a musician with
vocal modulation syndrome.
Drama students are now
in the process of developing
their Spring play, "Alice in
Wonderland." The date and
time will be announced soon.
As you .know, February is
Black History Month. To cel-
ebrate Black History, the
school will have a Black
History program in the gym
on Feb. 26 at 10:00 a.m.
This is my first and my
last time that I will be writing
for Shark Tale. It has been
an honor to represent Port
St. Joe High School for the
past four years. To the
underclassmen, I know that
you will make our school
proud. I wish the rest of the
senior class the best of luck
and may God bless you all.

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CRC BCMC to Speak


The 11th Annual Middle
School Black History pro-
gram will be held Thursday,
Feb. 24 at 9 am in the gym.
Dr. Timothy Beard, an
educator, husband,. father,
preacher, community man,
innovator, and visionary will
be the featured speaker for
the occasion.
Dr. Timothy Beard is a
native of Port St. Joe, FL -
and is a 1980 honor gradu-

Mexico Beach Volunteer

Fire 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 hotdogs, ham-
burgers and sodas will be on
sale for $2.00.
Go out and enjoy a day
of big bargains.


ate of Port St. Joe High
School. Beard was a former
professor at Florida A&M
and is presently on the staff
at the University of South
Alabama at Mobile.
He received a General
Studies Degree from Florida
A&M University in 1982. Dr.
Beard received a Bachelor of
Science degree in 1986, a
Masters of Science degree in
1987, and a Ph.D in 1998
from Florida State
University. Dr. Beard is a
Nationally Certified
Rehabilitation Counselor,
and a Master's Board
Certified Counselor.
Dr. Beard has published
in several professional jour-
nals, including the National
Journal of Allied Health
Sciences, The Ronald E.
McNair Journal, and the
Florida A&M Florida State
University College of
Engineering Innovator.
Dr. Beard was appointed
by Governor Jeb Bush to the
Florida State Board of
Independent College and
Universities in 2000.
Dr. Beard also has near-
ly 30 years of experience in
the ministry of Jesus Christ.
He has served as a Sunday
School Teacher, Youth
President, Finance
Chairman, Brotherhood


Dr. Timothy Beard
Chairman, Associate Pastor
and Evangelist.
Dr. Beard is married to
Wendy Beard, M.S., and they
have two children, Briana
Princess, and Sierra Nicole.
Local citizens of the com-
munity are invited to share
in this program.


Kidfest Comes
The Twelfth Annual
Kidfest will be held Saturday,
April 16, from 10:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. (Central Time) on
the grounds of Gulf Coast
Community College in
Panama City, Florida. The
festival provides a day of
activities and entertainment
for children and families in
the Tri-State region.


Approximately 7,000 people
attend Kidfest each year.
Sponsors, entertainers,
vendors, volunteers, and
other participants of chil-
dren's activities are needed
to partake in Kidfest 2005
presented by Early
Education and Care, Inc.
Individuals interested in
being considered as enter-
tainers, please send an audio
tape or DVD/VHS tape to
Early Education and Care,


Lifeguard Training Class


The Wellness & Athletics
Division of Gulf Coast
Community College will offer
a series of lifeguard training
classes to be held March 10-
21 and April 7-18,
Students must be 15
years old on or before the
last day of the class they
enroll in. The prerequisite
swim ability is to be able to
swim 500 yards and show
stroke proficiency in
freestyle, breaststroke and
sidestroke. It is also neces-
sary to be able to recover a
10 pound brick from the
deep end of the pool and to
tread water for two (2) min-
utes.
Classes will meet from


6:00 to 10:00 p.m. in the
Natatorium (NA 303).
Prospective students are
requested to register in the
Admissions and Records
office. The class is limited to
25 students.
The cost for the course is
$95. Enrollment does not
include books obtained from
the American Red Cross at
430 East 15th Street,
Panama City, Florida. The
cost, however, does include
Red Cross certification card,
issued following successful
completion of the course.
For additional informa-
tion, call Carl Kleinschmidt
872-3832.


Inc., c/o Entertainment
Chair, 450 Jenks Avenue,
Panama City, FL 32401 or
call the telephone numbers
listed below.
Kidfest is a major com-
munity event that strength-
ens the family unit while
supporting vital children's
programs and services
'through Early Education and
Care, Inc. (EEC). These chil-
dren's programs make it pos-
sible for parents to move
from welfare to work,
encourages the role of the
parent as the child's first
teacher, enhances the pro-
fessional development of
early childhood educators,
and provides direct services
for children and families. As
a private, not-for-profit cor-
poration, EEC counts on the
community to help us fulfill
our mission. Kidfest is a
wonderful celebration that
provides a day of fun and
magic for children of all ages.
All area businesses, indi-
viduals, or organizations
interested in participating in
Kidfest by sponsoring an
activity or contributing
funds, services, or volunteer
hours can contact Early
Education and Care, Inc. at
(850) 872-7550, extension
2260 or 1-800-768-8316,
extension 2260.


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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
O Thursday, March 3, at the
Jackson County Agricultural
Complex, Marianna from
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Scholarships are avail-
able for eligible veterans who
qualify under cooperative
agreement SBAHQ-99-O-
0003 with U.S. Small
Business Administration,
University of West Florida,
and Gulf Coast Community
College.
Reservations may be
made by contacting Gulf
Coast Community College,
Lifelong Learning
Department, 5230 U.S. Hwy
98, Panama City, FL 32401.
For more information
call GCCC Lifelong Learning
at 872-3823 or check our
website at http://www.
northfloridabiz.com.


Shiitake Mushroom Production Workshop
The 'Gulf County log and take it home for pro-
Cooperative Extension duction eight months later.
Service will- sponsor a The Gulf County Cooperative
Shiitake mushroom produc- Extension Office will provide
tion workshop on Thursday, all necessary materials and
Feb. 24, 6:30 pm EST at the equipment needed for this
Garden Club Meeting Center, workshop.
located at 208 Eighth Street, For more information
Port St. Joe. Each partici- please contact the Gulf
pant will have the opportuni- County Extension Service @
ty to inoculate a mushroom 229-2909 or 639-3200.



SCHOOL



LUNCH


SPacLALS
Port St. Joe Elementary & Wewahitchka Elementary School
Thursday, Feb. 24, chicken and noodles, sweet potatoes,
green beans, peaches, rolls and milk. Friday, Feb. 25, pizza
w/ ground beef topping, tossed salad w/ ranch dressing,
pineapple chunks and milk. Monday, Feb. 28, chili con came
and beans, cole slaw, crackers, bananas, vanilla pudding
and milk.
Port St. Joe Middle & Port St. Joe High School
Thursday, Feb. 24, beef vegetable soup, tossed salad
with assorted dressing, cornbread, chocolate pudding,
peaches and milk. Friday, Feb. 25, pizza with pork topping,
tossed salad with ranch dressing, pears, bread sticks and
milk. Monday, Feb. 28, meatloaf, turnip greens, corn, mixed
fruit, cornbread and milk.
Wewahitchka Middle & Wewahitchka High School
Thursday, Feb. 24, chicken and noodles, green peas,
rolls, peaches and milk. Friday, Feb. 25, pizza with pork top-
ping, tossed salad with ranch dressing, bread sticks, pears
and milk.



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Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative Participates in Geothermal Design, Install and Economics Workshop


Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative Member
Services Representative
Manuela Heyn recently
attended a Geothermal
Design, Install and
Economics Workshop spon-
sored by Alabama Electric
Cooperative.
During the workshop,
participants from 10 electric
cooperatives in Alabama and
Northwest Florida learned
how GeoExchange systems
are designed to meet demand
and strategic goals of distrib-
ution cooperatives.
'This training enabled us
to provide vital information


to our member systems
about GeoExchange sys-
tems, a proven technology
that can help reduce our
members' electric heating
load," AEC Retail and Energy
Specialist Cory Ellis said.
"We hope this workshop pro-
vided the tools necessary for
our members to make
informed decisions when
promoting these products."
"The goal of this work-
shop is to increase aware-
ness of GeoExchange and
introduce a new technology
that has all the advantages
of. ground-source heat
pumps, combined with the


convenience and low initial
cost of air-source heat
pumps for half the installed
cost of a conventional
ground-source pump"
Marketing and Customer
Service Manager of Delta
Montrose Electric
Association, Montrose, Colo.
Paul Bony said.
Bony provided a session
on "Lessons Learned" by
DMEA in overcoming mem-
ber, contractor, builder,
developer and product barri-
ers for GeoExchange, as well
as the potential of hybrid
GeoExchange technology.
"We're happy to share


Florida Master Naturalist



Freshwater Wetlands Course


The Apalachicola
National Estuarine Research
Reserve and Nature Center
will be hosting a Florida


Master Naturalist Fresh-
water Wetlands Course from
March 4, through May 20,
2005.


Casting Call for


Murder

The Panhandle Players
are preparing for their spring
production of an Agatha
Christie murder mystery,
"The Unexpected Guest."
Auditions for three female

Free Tax Service

Available for Seniors
Gulf County Senior
Citizen's Association will be
offering assistance to seniors
with filing income taxes on
Friday, Feb. 25, from 10 am
until 1 pm, EST, at the Port
St. Joe Community Center,
located at 120 Library Drive.
This service is free to all
persons 60 years old and
older. Please be prepared
with copies of your 2003 tax
return and documentation,
and bring all tax records for
2004.
For more information,
please call 229-8466.


Mystery
roles will be held on Monday,
Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the
Dixie Theatre in
Apalachicola. Men will be
auditioned for the play's four
male roles on Tuesday,
March 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the
Dixie Theatre.
The auditions will be for
female roles portraying char-
acters between ages 25 35,
while the male characters to
be portrayed range in age
between 35 60. Auditions
will be sight readings of
selected portions of the
script. Those who wish to
read or examine "The
Unexpected Guest" script
prior to auditions should
contact Liz Sisung at 670-
8261.
Directed by Pam Vest,
"The Unexpected Guest" per-
formance dates will be May
6, 7 and 8, at the Dixie
Theatre. For additional infor-
mation contact Pam Vest at
927-3183.


This course provides
instruction on the natural
Freshwater Wetland Systems
in Florida marshes,
swamps, rivers, lakes and
springs environments, the
plants and animals that
depend upon these systems
and the role of humans.
Topics include general ecolo-
gy, habitats, vegetation
types, wildlife and conserva-
tion issues. The program
also addresses society's role
in wetland areas, develops
naturalist interpretation
skills and discusses environ-
mental ethics.
The training consists of
40 contact hours, which
includes classroom learning
through four instructional
videos and 12 presentations,
field trips to wetland ecosys-
tems, interpretative speaking
practice and completion of
group projects.
Students receive a
Certificate of Completion,
Embroidered Patch,
Wetlands lapel pin and com-
prehensive FMNP Student
Workbooks.
Course fee is $200. This
program is sponsored by
Apalachicola National
Estuarine Research Reserve
and Florida Master
Naturalist Program. For
more information about the
course and to register, go to:
www.MasterNaturalist.org.


our success stories so
Alabama and northwest
Florida's cooperatives can
learn from our mistakes and
successes," Bony said.
Other speakers included
Manager of Marketing
Development for
InterMountain Energy,
Montrose, Colo. Ed Thomas;
Director of GeoFurnace
Systems Dennis Weston;
Territory Manager for
Waterfurnace International,
Inc. Rick Rahaim; and
Richard Hammett of
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By Mildred K. Melvin, MS
Many people welcome in
the new year with a burst of
newfound energy to do
things differently. A lot of
this gets focused on personal
finances. Resolutions are
aplenty, however they often
come with what some folks
would call the "but firsts".
You want to save money -
"but first" pay off credit
cards. The "but firsts"-
become disincentives to
change anything at all.
The Institute of
Consumer Financial
Education (ICFE) has five
resolutions for 2005. There
are no "but firsts". All may be
activated and energized the
moment they are read. All
are simple, proven and effec-
tive ways to do things differ-
ently with personal finances.
They are called resolution
solutions because they will
help those who use them,
keep inore of their income or
the money they make, and
do more with what they
keep.
1. Resolve to become a
comparison spender. There
are two forms of overspend-
ing. There is the borrow and
spend crowd. However, they
come in second to the biggest
group of over-spenders in
America.An estimated 60-65
percent of all consumers pay


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too much for things.
Comparison spending will
put a quick stop to that
financially detrimental prac-
tice. Example: A popular gift
item for Christmas 2004 was
the hand-held kitchen appli-
ance called "Gizmos" from
Black and Decker. When first
advertised, they were at
retail $29.95. Within a week,
they were being advertised in
a major drug store chain
flyer for $24.95. The best
buy, however was for $19.88.
at two other discount retail-
ers. Comparison spending on
this item saves $10.
2. Resolve to become, a
regular saver. When it comes
to saving money, most peo-
ple will simply stop at noth-
ing. In other words, they
never seem to get started.
That's the way it often is for
other new year resolutions,
too. A regular saver is one
who saves a portion of all
income received. Becoming a
regular saver is quick, sim-
ple, and something most
people can and should do
everyday. Start right now by
taking a dollar bill and all of
your pocket change and set
it aside. Do this everyday,
even on the weekends. It
could average $50 a month.
An extra incentive to save a
little more is to take all the
folding money with your ini-


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tials on the serial number,
and save those $1, $5; $10,
$20, $50 and $100 bills.
3. Resolve to extend the
value of your' income. Get
more bang for your bucks no'
matter if they are invested,
being spent on entertain-
ment or real estate or your-
self. Part of becoming a regu-
lar saver is looking for ways
to save money in every part
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lar is spent on household
and grocery items. The best
and immediate way to extend
the value of household and
grocery spending dollars is to
employ the use of coupons,
rebates and special sales.
Now, many folks will belly-
ache they don't have time to
clip coupons. Time is money.
So, if it takes 15 minutes to
clip coupons out of the
Sunday paper and grocery
flyers in the mailbox and you


Gulf County Tax Exemption Deadlines


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


veteran's disability, agricul-
ture, churches, charitable
and non-profit. When filing
an application, Florida law
requires that you present the
warranty deed, Florida dri-
ver's license (both spouses),
Florida resident auto regis-
tration (all autos), Gulf
County voter registration
and social security numbers.
Those applying for the
senior exemption must pre-
sent proof that they have
reached 65 years of age on or
before January 1, 2005.
They must qualify for the
homestead exemption and


their total household income
must meet statutory guide-
lines. Those applying for any
disability exemptions must
also meet the statutory
guidelines pertaining to the
exemption.
If anyone needs more
information or has any ques-
tions, stop by the Property
Appraiser's office in the
courthouse or call 229-6115.
Colbert also added that any-
one who could not come by
the office could call him and
he would be glad to come to
them and help them with any
forms or questions.


Friends of the Library Annual Meeting


The officers and direc-
tors of the Friends of the Gulf
County Public Libraries, Inc.
would like to invite its mem-


bers to the annual meeting
on Saturday, Feb. 26 at the
Gulf County Library
Conference Room, 110


Library Drive, Port St. Joe.
.The meeting will begin at
2:00 p.m.
The guest speaker will be
2nd Judicial Circuit Court
Judge, Terry P. Le\is, author
of two novels. Governor Jeb
Bush appointed Lewis to the
bench. Shortly after Lewis
became a judge, he began
work on his first novel. Five
years, two writing courses
and many instructional
books and articles later, he
completed "Conflict of.
Interest," legal thriller set
in Tallahassee. His second
novel, "Privileged
Information," was released
mid-September, 2003. .
Dwan Hightower, presi-
dent, will give a brief
overview of the past accom-
plishments and endeavors.
She will also share the future
plans for the organization.
Fantastic door, prizes will
be given and delicious
refreshments served.


save ten percent or $10 on a
hundred dollar tab that is
equal to $40 per hour.
4. Resolve to increase
your net worth. Increasing
net worth is done by accu-
mulating money and other
assets (as opposed to piling
up the debts). It is also done
by having assets grow and
appreciate in value and pay-
ing down indebtedness,
Consumers are building up
or tearing down their net
worth with every financial
decision and things they do.
So for 2005, keep building
your net worth up and stay
off the deconstruction crew.


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5. Resolve to get your
free credit files. One of the
best gifts to consumers in
2004 from Congress was the
ability to get free credit
reports annually from the
three major credit reporting
agencies. By September
2005, all U.S. residents will
be eligible. Click on
www.annualcreditreport.com
, call 877-322-8228, or com-
plete the Annual Credit
Report Request Form and
mail it to: Annual Credit
Report Request Service, P.O.
Box 105281, Atlanta, GA
30348-5281. The form may
be printed from
www.ftc.gov/credit.
If you have a question,
write to Mildred K. Melvin,
Extension Agent 4-H and
Family and Consumer
Sciences, University of
Florida/IFAS Extension-
Gulf County, PO Box 250
200 N. 2nd Street,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465; or
call the Extension Office at
639-3200 or 229-2909.
The University of
Florida/IFAS Extension-
Gulf County is an Equal
Employment Opportunity-
Affirmative Action Employer
authorized to provide
research, educational infor-
mation and other services
only to individuals and insti-
tutions that function without
regard to race, color, sex or
national origin.


Florida Republican Congressman Clay Shaw Supports

Florida Democratic Congressman Allen Boyd


Dear Editor:
Social Security has
always been considered the
third-rail of American poli-
tics. But this year, President
Bush has made it clear that
the time had come for an
honest, straightforward and
realistic discussion about
the future of Social Security.
Florida. Democratic,.
Congressman, Allen Boyd,
wants to add his voice to that
discussion. I commend him
for his conviction to stand up
to those in his own political
party and do what is right for
the future of Social Security.
Yes, Congressman Boyd
is a Democrat, and I am a
Republican the former
Chairman of the
Subcommittee on Social
Security in the US House of
Representatives.
In politics there is
always a temptation to kick
the can down the road and
hope that problems might.
disappear. That is not how
Congressman Allen Boyd
views his job. Lawmakers
like Allen Boyd Want to be in
office to confront big chal-
lenges, not to pass them


along to future generations
and future Congresses.
That's the kind of approach
Floridians expect from their
leaders, especially when, it
comes to a defining national
purpose like Social Sec urit'.
Congressman Boyd knows
that the longer we wait to
address the coming crisis,
the more difficult, and .expen-
sive the job will be down the
line. So in this new term,
along with his leadership, we
will save Social Security for
all time, and put it on a path
to permanent solvency and
stability. '
Allen is an honorable
man, a friend and I applaud
his leadership for the people
of the 2nd District of Florida.
We will need bipartisan
commitment in the months
ahead. Both parties will be
tempted to use Social
Security as a political foot-
ball. Yet, we should all recog-
nize that playing politics with
Social Security is playing
politics with the future of our
children and our grandchil-
dren.
US Rep. Clay Shaw (R-
Fort Lauderdale)


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Lucille Fleming: An Inspirational Picture of Determination


Written By Beth Burch,
Bay St. Joseph Care and
Rehab Center
"I was in bad shape, but
it's just something you have
to work with and have deter-
mination to get better," Miss
Lucille stated in a matter-of-
fact manner. A resident of
Port St. Joe for 64 years, the


A letter to my children
Dear Cheryl, Dan and
Steve, I've wanted to write
you this letter for years, but I
just didn't have the courage.
Last week I read an article
published in the Herald writ-
ten by Jane Eisner of the
Philadelphia Inquirer about
smoking. That article started
the rusty wheels in my brain
turning. I've not nagged you
about your smoking because
nagging doesn't help. I sud-
denly realized that maybe
you didn't know all the dan-
gers of smoking which is
more than doubled in your
case because of the genes
that came down from my
family. On the whole they
were good genes but were
offset by the one bad one
that you carry one that
causes emphysema if you
smoke.
When I first joined the
nation's work force, smokers
could light up at a desk right
next tor non-smokers.
Nothing was known, or at
least the public wasn't aware
of the fact that second-hand
smoke could also be a killer.
As more, information
became available as to how
devastating' smoking could
be, employers consequently
moved smoking from the
desk to'the break room and
eventually to outside in the
cold.
According to Jane
Eisner, smokers are facing
many other economic and
social disadvantages now.
With the, new realization of


91-year old Lucille Fleming
has become an inspiration to
many.
It was September 2004
when she slipped and fell on
her front porch. After a few
days in the hospital, Miss
Lucille was admitted to Bay
St. Joseph Care and
Rehabilitation Center. When


the dangers of smoking, it is
changing the whole way
employers, insurance com-
panies and society as a
whole looks at it. Eisner gave
examples in her article of'
how two companies respond-
ed to the smoking threat.
She said "Michigan based
Weyco gave employees a year
to stop smoking, or be fired.
Union Pacific Corp. last fall
quit hiring smokers com-
pletely in some states."
It may also raise your
health insurance cost if it
hasn't already. Smoking
bans appear everywhere in
America. According to
Eisner, the trend now tran-
scends national borders with
Ireland being the first coun-
try'with a smoking ban and
last month Italy has joined
this clearheaded group. The
article admitted that since
1965 the percentage of adult
smokers in America has gone
down from 42.4 to 22.5 per-
cent in 2002. All the new
education regarding the dan-
gers of smoking and the
pressures against it must
have had its effect. That's a
good beginning.
Unfortunately my children
were not among the quitters.
Let's get back to your partic-
ular genes. My brothers and
sisters died at a very young
age of emphysema. They all
smoked. I never did so I did-
n't come down with that fatal
disease. My oldest brother
suffered 10 years with the
disease before he died. He
never quit smoking. My older


she arrived at the facility to
undergo therapy, Miss
Lucille was unable to walk or
stand. After a few months
with Gayle Scarborough,
Denise Kidder and Lorrie
Gambrell, therapists in the
rehab department, Miss
Lucille remarked, "I didn't
know if I would be able to go


sister begged me for a eiga-
rette just before she died.
She was only 42 years old. If
I could check further, I know
I'd find this same trend way
back in my heritage. You'd
think that after all these gen-
erations this one would have
learned how to throw that
cigarette away., Your father
quit after smoking 50 years.
He had a triple bypass, the
doctor said, to show for it. If
he had my family genes, he
would be dead now. Fat
bacon and sausage caused
his problem.
It must be terribly hard
to break such an addiction,
but there is more help for it
now. Go to a good doctor and
get his help. The alternative
is more terrible. Don't end up
like the guy in that old song:
SMOKE, SMOKE,
SMOKE THAT CIGARETTE.
SMOKE, SMOKE,: SMOKE IT
TIL YOU SMOKE YOURSELF
TO DEATH.
YOU'LL MEET ST.
PETER AT THE GOLDEN
GATE, BUT YOU'LL HAVE,
TO MAKE HIM WAIT
BECAUSE---I! YOU JUST
HAVE TO HAVE ANOTHER
CIGARETTE!! !
Your loving Mom,
Virginia
P. S.
If this doesn't cause my
children to quit, I hope it will
help someone.
From: Virginia Bathurst
Beck
221-B 8th Street
Port St. Joe, FL, 32456
Ginger5338@juno.com


home soon." When asked
how she feels about the ther-
apy department, she said,
"They don't give up and I
don't either."
Denise and Gayle did a
home evaluation to assure
Miss Lucille and her friends
of her ability to function in
her own home. Paul Gant, a
long time friend of Miss
Lucille's, constructed an 11-
foot ramp that will enable
her to go in and out of her
house with ease. Miss
Lucille's goddaughters
escorted her home to get her
settled in. An elevated shoe
was also donated by Nat
Hampson; CPO of Hangar
Prosthetics of Panama City
that has helped her tremen-
dously.
While Miss Lucille was a
resident of Bay St. Joe, she
encouraged other residents
to work harder during their
rehab sessions with com-
ments like, "People have to
help themselves" and "You
can do it. Just do it!"
You come away from a
visit with Miss Lucille with a
smile because she has a.
great, contagious smile. Her
words of wisdom will be long


license laws of Florida.
The Patrol has, found
these checkpoints to be an
effective means of enforcing
the equipment and driver
license laws of Florida while
ensuring the protection of all
motorists.
State Road #10, #71,


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Lucille Fleming receiving therapy from
and Rehabilitation Center employees.


remembered by' staff and
residents. I'll tell you the
truth if you aren't deter-


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mined enough to do it, you
are going to go backwards.
Profound, isn't it?


Driver License and Vehicle


Inspectio

The Florida Highway
Patrol will be conducting dri-
ver license and vehicle
inspection checkpoints dur-
ing the month of March
2005, on the roadways listed
below in Holmes, Jackson
and Washington counties.
Recognizing the danger
presented to the public by
defective vehicle equipment,
troopers will concentrate
their efforts on vehicles being
operated with defects such
as bad brakes, worn tires
and defective lighting equip-
ment. In addition, attention
will be directed to drivers
who would violate the driver


#81,.#277, #286; #273, #79,
#2, #276, #73, #77 and #69;
County Road #169, #164,
#185, #173, #69A, #165,
#167, #177, #284, #279,
#165A, #162, #179, #181,
#271, #276, #280 #177Aand
Snow Hill Road.


Michigan Day in Mexico Beach

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


Checkpoints


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Diesel good condition;
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For Sale 91 Lincoln
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229-8959. 2tp2/24

1993 Cadillac well
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- good tire clean.
Asking $4,000 obo.
647-3930. 2tp2/24

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647-2608. 4tc2/17

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PSJ. Reid Ave. (850)
899-3030 2tc2/24

Mexico Beach, studio
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1/2 block from beach.
648-5033. 2tp2/24

RV spaces water/sewer
elec. .Hookups 229-
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2tp2/24

For Rent PSJ 3BR.
office, 2BA, screened
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town & bay. New paint
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- $950/mo. '413-822-
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Call 229-6031


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Day: 227-7200
Night: 647-3882
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Port City
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sec. req. $450/mo. ref-
erences. 227-3333.
2tp2/17
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.
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648-1102. ltp2/24
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large lot. Large
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refrig, gas stove, and
dishwasher. $850 a
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Located in enterprise
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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. r/

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.
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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

2 ,twin, extra long,
restonic electric beds
with separate remote
controls both* have
massage and electric
adjustable, 1 yr old, 1
complete king bed, 1
80 yr old end table
with magazine rack.
647-3501, ltp2/24

Blue metal bunk bed
w/1 single 1 double
mattress $60 850-832-
2040. 2tp2/24


Washer and dryer for
sale. Both run great
and have hardly been
used. $150 for both or
$80 each. Washer is
electric and dryer gas,
For more details call
850-527-0441.
Itp2/24


245 Nan Nook Mexico
Beach, Fri Sat. Feb
25 -26, 9 4 CST/
household items, small
appltnces Ul hl'lirt's.


itolI., Iiinih \111ln sup-
plies, windows, porta
potti and much more.
soimctltiiil for everyone
follow the algns from
Hwy 98 @19th St.
ltp2/24

Reeves ,

Mr. i r c.- :-c

Oedk Vacuums

i-.

nitsh
%. Furniture


FRONT DESK / RESERVATIONIST
Work in a fast-paced, people oriented property
management company. Applicant should be an
organized, positive person with good commu-
nication skills and experience with computers
and office systems. Must have good sense of
humor, be a fast learner with a quick mind and
be willing to work hard and smart. Must work
weekends.
Please call:
Director of Human Resources
St. George Island Office
) 7-?232 ext 190


Resort Vacation Properties
of St. George Island
EOE-Equal Opportunity Employer








Customer
Sales and Service Representative
GT Com, a Total Communications Company Provider In
Northwest Florida, has Immediate openings for a qualified
Customer Sales and Service Representative In their Port St.
Joe, Florida call center. Successfut candidate will be
accountable for meeting or exceeding established revenue
goals, have the ability to complete accurate order docu-
mentation and data entry, provide excellent customer ser-
vice and work effectively In a team environment. Minimum 2
yr. colalge degre or equivalent required with prior call cen-
ter sales experience desired.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package includ-
inS 401K Please respond in confidence, via mall orfax to:
Susan Machemer
Human Resources Manager
PO. Box 220
Port St. Joe, Florida 3457
FAXO 850-22M694
E0040YB~b1~


Established 1938 Servina Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67 years


GARAGE SALES
Fri & Sat 8-4, 348
Selma St. St. Joe
Beach. Lots to choose
from. If rains, inside.
Itp2/24

Sat. Feb. 26 at 517 9th
St. 8 ? Household
items, furn. baby items
and much more.
ltp2/24

8I4LP WANTED
Broadband Level:
HOME HEALTH
AIDES L1/School
Health Aide
Broadband Code: 31-
1011-1 Pay Band: 02
Class Title: HEALTH
SUPPORT TECHNI-
CIAN/SCHOOL
HEALTH AIDE
Class Code: 5518
Requisition No: TBA
Closing Date: March 7, 2005
Location: GULF
County: GULF
Salary: $8.43 PER
HOUR
Contact Person:
GWEN ALLEN
GULF COUNTY
HEALTH DEPT.
2475 GARRISON AVE.
PORT ST. JOE, FL.
324560000
Phone: (850)227-
1276, x 131
Announcement Type:
Open Competitive
Opportunity
An Equal
Opportunity/Affirmati
ve Action Employer.
Special Notes: **FIN-
GERPRINTING
REQUIRED** O/T
-DUE TO EMERGENCY
DUTIES REQ'D. 10-
MONTHS PER YEAR
POSITION. BASED IN
GULF COUNTY
SCHOOLS, PORT ST.
JOE.
This Agency is accept-
ing electronic applica-
tions only for this
position.
Apply at: peoplefirst
.myflorida.com
For assistance, con-
tact:
People First at 877-
562-7287 2tc2/24

JOB NOTICE
The Gulf County Board
of County Commis-
sioners will be accept-
ing applications for one
(1) full-time Mainten-
ance III position. The
starting salary is $9.81
per hour/40 hours per
week. This is a bar-
gaining unit, (Union),
position, with full ben-
efits. All applicants
must meet the follow-
ing criteria:.
* Valid Florida Driver
License
* High School
Graduate or Equiva-
lent
* Must be able to lift 50
pounds
Applications and com-
plete job description
will be available in the
Gulf County Human
Resource office, Room
301 of the Robert M.
Moore Administration
Building, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr. Blvd., Port
St. Joe, Florida, (850)
229-5335 or (850) 839-
6700, Monday thru
Friday, 8:00 a.m..-
5:00 p.m., E.T. or via
the internet at
ww. gulfcountygov-
ernment.cbm. The
deadline for all appli-
cations Is Friday
March 4, 2005, 5:00
p.m., E.T.
Gulf County enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace
Policy and is an Equal
Opportunity /
Affirmative Action
Employer. 2tc2/24


I


FOR SALE: 3 bd 2 ba
home, 2300 sq ft. 5
mins to schools, town,
bay and marina. Also
near state park w/#l
beaches. Must see.
$379,900. 850-832-
2040. 4tp/24


CLASSIFIED ADS


"r STARBOARD REALTY
THE RIGHT CHOICE!

3.5% Total Commission Why Pay More?
Real Estate Appraisals From $235.00 FHA Certified
Home Inspections From $195.00 EPA Certification
Please Let Us Sell, Appraise, or Inspect Your Valuable Propertyl
www.StarboardRealty.net
850-639-2075 850-24-2910 Fax 850-639-4801


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

JOB NOTICE
The Gulf County Board
of County Commis-
sioners will be accept-
ing applications for one
(1) full-time Prison
Crew Foreman II posi-
tion. The starting
salary is $9.81 per
hour/40 hours per.
week. This is a bar-
gaining unit, (Union),
position, with full ben-
efits. All applicants
must meet the follow-
ing criteria:
* Valid Florida Driver
License
* .High School
Graduate or
Equivalent
* Must be able to lift 50
pounds
Applications and com-
plete job description
will be available in the
Gulf County Human
Resource office, Room
301 of the Robert M.
Moore Administration
Building, 1000 Cecil G.
Costirr Sr. Blvd., Port
St. Joe, Florida, (850)
229-5335 or (850) 639-
6700, Monday thru
Friday, 8:00 a.m. -
5:00 p.m., E.T. or via
the internet at
www.gulfcountygov-
ernment.com. The
deadline for all appli-
cations is, Friday
March 4, 2005, 5:00
p.m., E.T.
Gulf County enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace
Policy and is an Equal
Opportunity /
Affirmative Action
Employer. 2tc2/24

Job Announcement
North Florida Child
Development, Inc. is
seeking a teacher for
its South gulf County
Early Child Develop-
ment Center. Will
instruct children (ages
3-5 years) in activities
designed to promote
social, physical, and
intellectual growth
needed to prepare for
school. An associate
degree in Early Child-
hood Education is pre-
ferred or a current
DCA and active enroll-
ment in the associate
degree program. Must
meet all requirements
as mandated by the
Department of Child-
ren and Families. Re-
quires occasional lift-
ing of preschool chil-
dren. Accurate and
timely records. Only
team players .consid-
ered. DFWP/M-F/7-
4/EOE
Closing Date: March 8,
2005
NFCD,Inc., Attn:
Sebrina McGill, PO Box
38, Wewahitchka FL
32465, (850) 639-5080
*10, Fax 639-4173;
Sebrina@headstartnf.o
rg 2tc2/24

Now Hiring Dump
Truck Drivers CDL
Class A or. B Must
Pass Drug Test and
have Clean Driving
Record- Competitive
pay, paid holidays, and
paid vacation. 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,
4tc2/24


HELP WANTED
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

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

Job Opening Health
Services Specialist
North Florida Child
Development, Inc. is
seeking a Health
Services Specialist
responsible, for apply-
ing expertise in super-
vising the component,
area of pediatric health
(medical, dental, men-
tal health, nutrition,.
prenatal, and trans-
portation). Responsible
for site monitoring,
consultation, training,
collaboration, and
tracking ,of, services.
Minimum of Bachelor's
degree in Health,
Nursing, or related
field. Minimum three
years experience 'in'
pediatric health and
education. First Aid
and CPR Instructor.
Office is located In
: Wewahitchka. Must be
willing to travel. Team
Player. DFWP/MF/
EOE/8-5
Closing Date: March 8,
2005
NFCD,Inc., Attn:
Sebrina McGill, PO,Box
38, Wewahitchka FL
32465, (850) 639-5080
*10, Fax 639-4173;
Sebrina@headstartnf.o
rg 2tp2/24

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 conditions.
Minimum qualifica-
tions included high
school diploma or
equivalent, relevant
marine-related i 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


HEP WANTED
Help Wanted Good
fisherman needed to
-sell fishing tackle full
or part time avail.
Weekends reg. for
Howell TAckle St. Joe
Beach. Apply in per-
son. tfc2/24

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

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

DRIVER TRAINEES
NEEDED NOWI 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

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

Arizona Chemical Mtg
facilities in Panama City
and Port St. Joe, FL are
currently hiring laborer
positions.
Position requirements
include being able to
work with diverse teams,
work well with mgmt and
peers. Be Willing to
promote into higher obs
as opportunities arise,
and willing to work on a
rotating shift (shift work).
Five yrs Industrial mfg
exp desired.
Qualified applicants
apply at
Workforce Center,
625 Hwy 231
SPanama City, FL.
Apply by 2/25/05
Arizona Chemical
is an Equal Opportunity
Employer, M/F/D/V


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

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? 1Send your
resume' and photo-
graph to 319 Williams
Ave. Port St. Joe, Fl
32456. No Phone Calls
Please! tfc2/10

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

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

Part-time cashier
weekends. Call Patricia
Cape Trade Post. 229-
8775. tfcl2/9
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. tfc12/16

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

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
Do You Understand
the Bible? Iree 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 IQOME$
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

RTAt I$ ITE,'
House for Sale 24x70
Fleetwood mobile
home on 1/2 acre lot
at 225 Live Oak in
Creekview subdivision
10 miles from Wewa on
386. Remodeled and
fixed up. Prices are
going up fast! miles
from beach. $99,950.
Call 648-6851 or 648-
5703. 2tp2/24

Mexico Beach 720
Fortner Ave.
3BR/1.5BA mobile
home. Screened
porch.2 garages. Many
upgrades. Short walk
to beach, restaurants.
Corner lot. $425,000.
Joan Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty.
800-239-4959. Local
527-2560. tfc2/24

St. Joe Beach 1st block
3 bedroom 2 bath.
Beach views $375,000,
850-647-3609.
3tp2/24


REAL ESTATE
Approximately 1 on
Dalkeith Rd (Hwy 381)
near Douglas Landing
Rd., Gulf County;
$27,5000 (850) 227-
7800. tfc2/24

Mexico Beach -
Panoramic view of ded-
icated beach. 2550sf. 2
story 4 BR, 3 Bath
family home.
$1,295,000.
Mexico Beach Priced
below most condos.
Cottage w/in easy
walking distance of
dedicated beach. A
bargain at $399,900.
Gated Community -
Near Laird Bayou 2
building lots -
$189,500. and
$249,900. Boat ramp,
day dock, pool and
more.
Poston Road 2300sf.
4BR, 2 Bath recent
ranch style home in
country setting.
Investment potential.
Near marina at Cook
Bayou. $649,900.
Poston Road 1752sf.
3BR, 2Bath neat as a
pin ranch in quiet set-
ting. Investment poten-
tial. Near fishing at
Cook Bayou.
$549,000.
Don Yarbrough 850-
648-4618, Coldwell
Banker 800-868-0405
sandyarb@gtcom.net
4tp2/24
GULF AIRE 722 Gulf
Aire Dr. 3Br/2Ba town
home. Over 1,500 sq.
ft. fireplace, sprinkler.
system, community
tennis courts & pool.
1,000 ft. of private
beach front property
with private walk.
Move in condition.
$349,000. Health Food
Store in Port St. Joe.
Priced reduced. Call
Ben Clayton, CCIM,
Coldwell Banker
Forgotten Coast Realty
648-1010. 850-251-
5660. 2tp2/24
For Sale
Overstreet 661 North
Long St. 4BR/2BA
cedar home, in-ground
pool on 3.26 acres.
522 Sparrow St. -
cleared lot 100'x220'
Palmetto Drive 2
acres ,- frontage on
Wettapo Creek &
Intercoastal
Mexico Beach 13th
Street Gulfview -
cleared lot 80'x90"
St. Joe Beach- 220
Selma St. Large
3BR/2BA modular
home Gulfview lot -
deck storage Bldg.
Cape' San Bias -
Tabago Dr Gulf view
lot 106'x102' "X' flood
zone 1/2 block to
Gulf of Mexico.
Nancy'Mauldin
J Cobb Realty, LLC
'Mexico Beach, FL
850-648-4880 1-800-
343-9576

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

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 baths, large
kitchen w/lsland, 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

3 half acre lots,


CAD DRAMFTR / DESIGN


Civil Engineering Firm has an immediate
opening for a CAD Drafter or Designer.
AutocCAD experience is required and
LDD experience preferred. This is a full
time position offering full benefits in a casu-
al work environment. Salary will. be based
on experience. Send resume to 324 Marina
Drive, Port St.oe,:FL 32456 or via e-mail
to kennedyb@preble-rish.com





4tc2/24


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

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

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dmf a d io Iwd ,s f9t46"

We are now hiring
-Class A CDL Drivers
-Equipment Operators

-Construction Crew Laborers


www.trawickconstrtuction.com

1555 South Boulevard / Chipley, FL
850.638.0429 s


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











c..n.-.l.ichod I Q4 1 -Ci,,.r (2,u l Conh, ,n a nd rrrunrlinn caeas for 67 vyars


M AUISTATE
Port St. Joe, By
Owner. 1404 Long Ave.
Completely remodeled
and upgraded 3 BR/2
BA home with. appli-
ances. Nice, fenced
yard with shed and
alley access. $189,900
firm. 229-2748.
tfcl1/25

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

Port St. Joe 283
Charlesi Ave. 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
onel $199,000 Joan
Love-lace (local 527-
2560) Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty 800-
239-4959, tfc5/1


MA i-TAT9
Overstreet 182
Hensley Lane, 4 bed-
room home, lifetime
access to Wetappo
Creek boat landing
with 4 lots, large
garage, screened porch
front & back $179,900.
Joan Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty,
800-239-4959. Local
call 850-527-2560.
tfc9/9

St. Joe Beach Sea
Shores Sub. 8003
Alabama Ave. Nice 3
BR/2 BA home, tile
floors, treyed ceiling in
.living room, master
bdrm has jacuzzi tub
with sep. shower. Enc.
inground pool & cook-
out area, double car
garage plus addl park-
ing area for.boat or RV,
Priced to sell at
$375,000, Call Joan
Lovelace, Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty, Local
(850) 527-2560, Office
800-329-4959..
tfcl/6


CLASSIFIED ADS THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2005 13B


1 ....


St. Joe Beach .Sea
Haven Subdivision.
Very nice building lot
located on quiet cul-de-
sac in new subdivision.
$249,900. Joan
Lovelace, Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty. :800-
239-4959. Local 527-
2560. tfcl0/14

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

Mexico Beach Trade
Winds B:.- beachside,
Gulfview,, 3 BR/3.5 BA
townhouse, garage, fur-
nished, like new cond.
$495,000. Joan
Lovelace Mexico Beach
Harmon. Realty .800-
239-4959 local, 850-
527-2560 www. the-
beachside.com tfc6/24


Overstreet 579
*Palmetto Drive Large
vacant lot with one of
the highest elevations
in Overstreet, Lot has
been cleared. Lot size
approx. 94 x 350,
Home or Mobile Home
OK, located on paved
street before the bridge
$98,000 Joan Love-
lace, Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty, 800-
239-4959, local cell
850-527-2560 tfc9/30

2 homes Brick 4/2
1725 sq. ft.; garage
1024 sq. ft.; on 2 lots.
Stucco 3/2 approx.
1200 sq. ft. w/ carport
on 1 lot. Vacant lot 75
X 113 + or -, cleared,
water Impact fee paid,
Ready to build on,
Mexico Beach. 648-
8201 or 227-5533.
4tc2/3


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY. FLORIDA
CASE NO. 04-341-CA
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
RURAL HOUSING SERVICES,
USDA. f/k/a
FARMERS HOME ADMINIS-
TRATION
Plaintiff,
v
MARY LEE JONES:
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARY
LEE JONES; ODELL JONES
'UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
ODELL JONES: and all
unknown parties claiming by,
through, under or against the
herein named Defendants, who
are not kniown to be dead or
alive, whether said unknown
parties claim as heirs, devisees;
grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees, spouses, or
other claimants; TENANT #1
and/or TENANT.#2, the parties
intended to account for the per-
son or persons in possession;
EQUICREDIT CORPORATION
OF AMERICA
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby :given that,
pursuant 'to the Final
Judgement of Foreclosure
dated February 8, 2d05 in this
cause, I will sell the property
situated in GULF County,
Florida described as:
A PARCEL OF, LAND,
BEING PORTION OF THE
NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 23,. TOWNSHIP 4
SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST,
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA,
BEING MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT
THE NORTHEAST COR-
NER OF THE AFORESAID
NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 23, TOWNSHIP 4
SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST,
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA:
RUN THENCE NORTH
8~17'51" WEST ALONG


THE NORTH LINE OF SAID
NORTHWEST 1/4 FOR
1116.0 FEET TO A CON-
CRETE MONUMENT; RUN
THENCE SOUTH
02'58'09" WEST FOR,
1028.55 FEET FOR THE
POINT OF BEGINNING:
THENCE CONTINUE
SOUTH 0258'09". WEST
FOR 100 FEET; THENCE
RUN SOUTH 8750'24"
EAST FOR 218 FEET;
THENCE RUN NORTH
02'58'09" EAST FOR'
100.00 FEET; THENCE
RUN NORTI~ 8750'24"
WEST FOR 218.00 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING.
a/k/a 163 Gray'Andersoi
Road, Wewahltchka, FL 32425
at public sale, to the highest
and,best bidder, for cash, front
lobby of the Gulf County Court,
1000 Cecil Costin Blvd., Port
St.-Joe; Florida, at 11:00
o'clock a.m., on March 10,
2005.
Dated at Port St. Joe,
Florida this 8th day of
February 20j:5'
Ret,e:.ca L rNon. Clerk.
Clerk of the Circuit Court -
, B% Ja.inirer Hi-.TLh
Depurt Clerk
Fur!lin-r. F- t.ri- 24 axln Marchh 3
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
itr deed io tbe i-u'ud rrereon
'- Tne >:ei'tu l l- rnmtj r and
year of issuancie, the descrip-
tion of the property, and the
rnam-e-: b-ir ii h i,:t as 'Ciese.d

Certificate No.: 434
Application No.: 2005-1
Year of Issuance: 1998
R.E. No.: 05940-000R .
Description of Property:
Lot 23, Block 1015, of the City
of Port St. Joe, Florida as per


Official Plat on file in the Office
of the Clerk of the Circuit
Court, Gulf County, Florida.
Name in which assessed:
Velma Borders Lamar.
All of said property being in the
Gulf County, State 'of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the
property described in such cer-
tificate will.be sold to the high-
.est bidder in the front Lobby of-
the Gulf Coounrt Cour:ihou.eu at
11:00 A.M E T erdnreid:..
the 2nd of March. 2005. Dated
this 28th day of January, 2005.
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
GULF COUNTY, FORIDA .
:'-BY: Janis M. Tankqrsley
Deputy Clerk
Publish: February 3, 10, 17, 24,
NOTICE OF ADOPTION'OF: ,
RESOLUTION
ABANDONING ALLEYWAY
NOTICE IS HEREBY- GIVEN
PURSUANT TO Section 336.10
Florida Statutes, that the Board
of County Commissiones 'of
Gulf County, Florida, at its reg-'
sijar mree.icul. :.n utre Sir, aa of
Apru 200, ia' 6 01 p rr, E I
afder aujy add.erum.d ror..ce ,1
hticanc on -ild maiier ha."
closed vacated and,abandoned
the irterest of the County and
the public in the iolUc.ivng
de.cntbed roadwa .
Thai secuon of, South;
Long Road located in
Section 7. Township 6
South; Range 11 West, in
Overstreet, Florida
between the other,
Terminus of South Lu,r.n
Road and C F 38I6 wih
.the -.LepUilfn of approxi-
'maiFlr. 509 i'?, south of
the intrereccuro -.f South
Long Road and Shell Road
that abuts St. Joe
Company property. .
Notice hereof shall' be pub-
lished one (1) time, from the'
adoption of the Resolution


abandoning said alleyway.
BOARD OF COUNTy COMMIS-
SIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Nathan Peters, Jr.,
Chairman
Attest: /s/, Rebecca L. Norris,
SClerk
Publish: February 24, 2005
NOTICE TO RECEIVE-
SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0405-11
The Gulf iCounr, Bord- of
County Commissioners will
receive- bids from any. person,
co. mpany or c.orporarjUn irner-
esited In providing the ifol-l.iih,
Ten (10) sets of NFPA
1971, 2000 Edition com- .
.:pliant, structural fire-
fighting protective cloth-
Ing '
"Bid price to- include :delivery
- and thedelivery date must be
specified., Liquidated damages
'1' $100.60 per da\ 'till be
'assessed for each day goods
remain undelivered.
Specifications may be obtained
from the Clerk's Office, Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000 Cecili
G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Room 148,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456.- (850)
229-6113.
Questions should be directed to
Brad Price at (850) 527-8815.
Please indicate on the envelope
YOUR COMPANY NAME. Lhat
this is a SEALED BID. and
Include the BID NUMBER.
Bids will be received until
*Friday. March 18, 2005 at
5:00 p.m. E.T.. at the Office
of the Clerk of Circuit Court,
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
SBlvd.. Rdoom 148, Port St.:
SJoe, FL' 32456. and the bids
will be opened at this loca-'
dion on Monday. March 21,
2005 at 10:00 a.m., E.T.
The Board reserves -he righi to
reject any and all bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By:/s/. Nathan Peters, Jr..


Chairman
Attest:/s/ Rebecca L. Norris,
Clerk
Publication Dates: '02/24 &
03/03,2005
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT'FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA '
ifl RE ESTATE OF .
CTHEL LE\i3S
PROBATE DIViSiOn
FILE rJi'ul.BER 'S 10I-PR !
D.cea3sd /
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
There admirsc-arlori Of mie eCLtr'.
:.f ETHEL LEW'IS d':ceaed
S r.r.ose date of desiah .a; lta 5
2.i'3. ii pending ir the Cl:uilr
;Court for CGul Coun.- iFlonda
'Probate: Division, File Number
05-10-PR; the address of which
is Gulf County Courthouse,
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd..'
Port St. Joe. Florida 32456.
.The names and addressesof
the Perional Represernitaic
aid ihe Per-orial
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
Shave been served a copy of this
notice, must file their claims
with this Court ON OR
BEFORE THE LATER O THE
DATE THAT IS THREE. (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF I
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
Shave claims or 'demands
against the decedent's estate.
including unmatured, confin-"
gent or unliquidated claims,.
must file their claims with.this
Court 'WITHIN THREE (3).
MONTHS AFTER THE DATEbOF
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 datre ,:l fiirs pub0i> rll. -l 1 -:
tr.ns fr.-ice I- Febroar, 24

Arirn,\' lor Fer i o ijl
iRepe_ nra *. '_.
Charl-. A c.csurr
GF.:.,! Oifi:e B,:.. .
F.:.. Si .:e. FL 32457
Tl-ph.ne 1.'5('fl 227-1159
Flnd. Br" N .:. e907,0
SPersonal Representative:
Gall Miles
373 Redflsh Street
Port St JTe TL 32456
Fubli-h Feoruayv 24 & March
3, 2005
IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDI-
"CIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA:;
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
In Re: Estate of
Thomas Rayborn McGlon,
Deceased.
File No. 05-12PR
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Thomas Rayborn McGlon,
deceased, File Number 15-12-
PR, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Gulf County, Florida,
SProbate Division, the address of
which is Gulf County
Courthouse, Probate Division,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32465. The
'names and addresses of the:
per;,nr, l repre;ser'- .ue and itr
per;on.l. repre.enr atlle 3 aitor.
nem aje _et forti bel':k.
All creditors o01 trie ,decudentr
:and other persons having
Sclalmni or demands against the
aicedeit estate on whom a'
S'copy of this notice is served
, must file their claims.with this
court Wl'iTHi THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PLiBLiC.fTIOrj OFF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SER-



VICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTERTHE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
'ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOT WITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, 'ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO '(2) YEARS 'OR.MORE
'AFTER THE DECEDENT'S.
' DATE OF DE ,TH TI B P.ED
Th J0 .1 ,,I, Ld I'ld r ,- puD il .r,..rn-
Sof this Notice is February 24,
2005.
t,:,r, .. lor Personal
r-epreera v'.11 ,
David C; Gaskin
Florida Bar No. 027928
P.O. Box 185
Wewahitchka ,Florida 32465'
850/639-2266
Personal Representative:
Tweda S. McGlon
105 McGlon Drive
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
Publish: February 24, March 3,
S10. 17 2005.,
NOTICE OF CANCELLATION
OF REGULAR MONTHLY
MEETING
The regular Monthly Meeting of'
the Port St. Joe Port-Authority,
scheduled for Monday,
February. 28. 2005, at 5:00
p.m.. E.:ST., has been can-
celed. '
Publish February 24, 2005
,REQUEST FOR-PROPOSALS
The Gulf Coast Workforce
Board announces the availabil-
ity of the following Request for
'l r ,.- r:,p_.' :] r '' or ,l:, r.:e
,,:. e,? ..-; r rifit .':Fi ,'i" -
Workforce Center Operator;"
"Request for Proposal for
Workforce Investment Act
Services In-schdol Y'-.i:h ,-,!e.
14-18;" "Request for Proposal


for Workforce Investment Act
Services Out-of-School Youth
Ages 18-21;" "Request for
Proposal for Workforce
Development Services Career
Management for Participants in
Classroom-Based Occupational
Skills Training Services;" and
"Request for Proposal for
Workforce Development
Services Welfare Transition
Service' Provider." The purpose
of these RFPs is to solicit pro-
posals from organizations or
groups oforganizations that are
interested in becoming
providers of various Welfare
Reform and Workforce
Development services to our job
seeker and employer customers
in Bay, Franklin and Gulf
counties. Such services
include: Labor exchange ser-
vices, job placement assistance;
specialized services to veterans,
food stamp recipients, 'TANF
recipients: general services
required of the One Stop
Operator as described in Public
Law 105-220 Sections 121,
134(d)(2) and (3).
The Board is seeking proposals
from organizations capable of
providing; these services as
expeditiously as possible and
with the administrative capabil
ities to manage a complex sys-
tem, and who have the ability to
work closely with required One
Stop Partners.
To obtain an RFP, or for further
information, contact:
Gulf Coast Workforce Board '
5230 West US Highway 98
Panama City, FL 32401
850-913-3285
1-800-311-3685 ext. 3285
850-913-3269 Fax
Minority. businesses are
encouraged to apply. The
Workforce Investment Act is'
an Equal Opportunity
Employer. Program and auxil-
iary aids and services are'
available upon request to
individuals with disabilities.
Publish: February 24, 2005


JANUARY 31. 2005
WORKSHOP
The Gull L :,un Board of
Cuunr' Commlssionrers met
Lhii date in ,o.rk'.hop se_;iri
i.lth the following members
present Cnairrran ratnin
Peler_ Jr and Commissioners
Bill' E Traylor. BLU \Wiliams.
andi Jerryv W Barnei, <\'ce
Chairman Carmen L
McLjjore as absent >
Other present were Courir,
Air-rne, Tim-rothy llcFarlad.
Deprry' Clerk Leainna Robeirts
Chlie Adminiirar'r Butler.
.10mir.jdlra[t:r Staff Asista.lnt
L,T,rn 5tephenr, BulldLng
O'l6.liR Brad Bdiey Buildig
In;pctolr Lee CollinaIsrth
E hI S Direct.r Shane
MlcGulfir, Human Resource
Dire:c tr Denise ulanu.l.
Flariner Datd Richardzo-n and
Ass-itant Flanner Andrew'
Ro.ell]
Chairman Peters called the
me-eng to order at 4 34 p m.
EST
IMPACT FEES
Chairman Peters discussed the
1-ih ratl of -ubdilaion de\el.
opmernt aiVuOn Ene County He
_tared i na the impact Fee
Committee needs to begin
.-eirrina and rep':,n ba,:k to the-
3C-a.,r a iLh recomrmendauo:.ns
Upon inquiry by Chairman,
Peters, Planner Richardson
stated that all'the -members
have been notified of their
appointment and will begin
meeting, but need direction
from the Board. Planner
Richardson stated that Impact
Fees can only be applied to the
designated project (can not be
transferred) and future Impact
Fees can not repair previous
problems. Chairman Peters
discussed affordable housing
and the need to exempt Impact
Fees for low-income families.
Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed the growth in Gulf
County over the last five years.
Commissioner Williams report-
ed that he met with the Mayor
of Mexico Beach to discuss the
Impact Fee Study that Mexico
Beach conducted, and recom-
mended that the Impact Fee
Committee meet with the Mayor
of Mexico 'Beach (willing to
assist Gulf County on this pro-
ject).
LAND DEVELOPMENT REG-
ULATIONS .
Upon inquiry by Chairman
Peters, Planner Richardson dis-
cussed updating the
Comprehensive Plan and once
adopted, the County has one
year to update the L.D,R. He
stated that the L.D.R. was last
updated in 1996.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed the flexibility of the
L.D.R. and there being no flexi-
bility in the Comprehensive
Plan. He stated that 66% of the
County is wetlands, and dis-
cussed the proposed buffer
zones and the loss of land that
can not -be development on.
County Attorney McFarland
discussed D.E.P.'s request on
the update of the
Comprehensive Plan (one Issue
being wetland setbacks).
Commissioner Traylor "dis-
cussed Tony Arrant working,
with the State on the wetland
setback issue. After discussion
by members of the Board,
Commissioner Williams stated
that there are no guidelines for
wetland setbacks in the Florida
Statute.
STRATEGIC PLANNING
Commissioner Williams stated
that strategic planning is an
underlying tool to assist with
the Comprehensive Plan and


Land De.elopreri Reitulauorn
updare; Hie dliu.r-e,. using
tie .,com'llTnmilee and ud.pp-:.nIL
them in I:rearini a Du.mine,
plar for -thr C.onrY .
VISION COMMITTEE
Commissioner Trdaylrr dis-
cuised the need for a 10- iS
iear plan for LTie Coirnn He
discussed Lhe growth aria
development their the
Coaunty Commissioner Travlor
dl.cussed each Coirmisloner
appulnrjng a represrentrL.Ll lor
Lrils pro.je*t Coirmlissioner
'-llllair dllj:us;-sd e-nd re-uldl
(La.. uileee rat-e ec I rei-l.
derni er. Hi diSmcursd the
need fl r a iii-:n plari Upon
mnqul-, tb.' C :haiman Peter;.
Board a lied to app'oinr mem-
ber; cr to tri e'il:.n ICommiriee b.
the rn'o\i r-'puii.LJ Boi-rd meetrin
COUNTY WIDE VOTING
Coimnimsiioner Traler di;.
cui;ed thie cdrneni guideline_
willhn the Counr,'. Chief
Adminisr-ator Buier reported
that ne is m-eenni wLh, the
Courn, \Wide \ounrE Commitee
lre.n %edi.lesdal and discussed
tU'e ne'd for ,ilrfe:u'nr Ir,.m t-ie
Board He preenild a lerter to
the B:,ard. re rardmi re-distrnt.
Ing guidelines, and discusses
the rd-districting process.
Upon discussion and inquiry by
Chairman Peters, Chief
Administrator Butler reported
that the lines were changed in
2001. Chairman Peters dis-
cussed the lines made in 2001
are valid for ten years, and rec-
ommended that the Board leave
the boundaries as they are.
Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed the population chang-
ing in each district due to
growth and development. After
further discussion by members
of the Board, Marion Hough, of
White City, appeared before the
Board to discuss her concerns -
regarding re-districting and
future growth in Gulf County.
She stated that the're-district
lines also have to be approved
by the Gulf County' School
Board and the State.
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed and inquired about
Chairman Peters considering to
allow County wide voting, and
discussed the need for the
Board to give 'the committee
some direction regarding this
.issue. After discussion by
Chairman Peters,
Commissioner Williams. report-
ed that 70% of the residents of.
Gulf County support (want)
County wide voting. Chairman
Peters discussed future growth
and requested that the Board
wait (10-year period) until 2011
'to change the boundary lines.
Tom Graney, of St. Joe Beach,
appeared before the Board to
discuss the 72% of County res-
idents that supported County
wide voting. He discussed
County wide voting and need
for a government system. Mr.
Graney stated that County wide
voting Is a must, in order to
have an efficient government.
After further discussion,
Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed the need to re-draw the
district lines before going
County wide. Marion Hough, of
White City, appeared before the
Board to state that she sup-
ports Chairman Peters regard-
ing the County wide voting
Issue.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Upon inquiry by Chairman
Peters, E'.D.C. Director McNair
appeared before the Board ,to
report that his office is speak-
ing with a company interested
in building a business in Gulf
County. He stated that this
new corporation would need a.


100lj ,00-i.:.tl .quua-re plant and
Ai.uld create 1100i ne ltbs
E D C Diir,:.:.r P..liair dis-
cused the need h:,r more eco.
rnom i: rj-.th Niihin the
Cc-unn bur residents. can not
jil'rt.1 [ i hlae rnre on a modern.
mae age. He stated that he has
been negn.uau-e with St Joe
Company (owns most of the
lanjdl to designate some land lor
ne neu company fin Lhe
W\\'eahitchka areal Fie tiated
Lhat thil manuf.airunnlg com-
pany will provide Der.elinl.
nursery' Lr the employee? and
3 rull-umer nur. e Or- sLaf
E DC Director McNaLi repori-r
ed that Herman iHarmrn
iriHiarron Mill.,irki inc I has
pLrchesed 52 acre- rToru St
Joe Comrpaui\ arid dJcus;edi
the C D B CG iant-t Lht will
allow Inistallation, o, t water
iee-r.. and r.:ad. a,
E.DC Direci io MoNfr' dli,
cussed his corcerni regarding
the lack of land to provide nrew
busiLn-sses Lh'al wI plant IO Come
IC Gulf Courtn. He discussed
the recent land exchange uth
Taunron Truss and using the
4l acrem to help new bu ineis
et gat stinea, Cormmrissioner
aiaylob thar ke.r EDC
Director lrjisr I':.r all hi,',
efforts in bringing in new busi-
nesses, to- Gulf County,
C'ormmijSioner illiamln dis-,
cuo.ed surFpponrrng E DC, and
stated'that the County's first
priority needs to be infrastruc-
*ture attainment (high land.cost;:
limited.training, etc.). He also
Discussed the need to lobby to
our State representatives
regarding our economic devel-
opment issues. I
AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Marion Hough, of White City,
appeared before the Board to
discuss her concerns regarding
affordable housing, stating that
a resident making $9.00 per
hour can afford a $60;000:00
home and still will be able to'
Spay r.ropert rf.ies, inrrairce
etc. (but .ill rn:r haie a.n\ e.ntra
money):. he -uled tha there
are no homes in Qulf County
that are selling for $60,600.00,
and people can not afford to live
here. Mrs. Hough discussed
the business of Tauntton Truss'
(located in the Wewahitchka
area), and discussed the sale of
property in Highland View. She
discussed building, starter
homes? for new families, and
applyirig for grants to assist in
affordable housing. Danny
Bolding,..of the Gulf County
Housing, Coalition, appeared
before -the Board: 'toi discuss
their efforts hr affordable hous-
ing. Traci Melvil,' of'the' 6ilf
County Habitat for Humanities,-
appeared before the Board to
discuss ,the;;l -abtiat Ior
Humanities Project for Gulf
County, and stated that the St.
Joe Company is helping with
the land issue. Mr. Bolding
presented the' Board with 'a
copy of the Housing Afford-abil-
ity, Study, and discussed some
items within the report.
Commissioner Traylor dids
cussed meeting with Mr.
Taunton regarding the cost of
building a home (can't build a
home and make $9.00 per
hour). After further discussion
Diana Sealey, of the C.C.D.F.,
appeared before the Board to
report that three homes in Gulf
County have been renovated
without the cost of labor. After
discussion, Commissioner
Williams discussed the S.H.I:P.
program and recommended to
the Board to draft a policy. Mr.
Bolding stated that he is meet-
ing with Planner Richardson on
Tuesday to discuss affordable'


housing and Compreherni:te
Planir juea Chaiirran, Peier
dl_-,:u45ed Im-nplemrenri impact
Fees anrd looking uct or aojird-
able housring MeIiters ofi Ihe
B'ard then diJsussed 1cna and
construction cost iorkiorce
raining for employees and
salanes
FIRE DEPARTMENTS
Human Resource Director
Manuel appeared Defore the
Board to discuss ne State
trairuig for fire tigntera and
the need for funding froBm me
S.tiae to teach the clas- ; rne
gatedd that Lihre Ic no in:ename
lor the volunteer hire fierterr ru
attend Lmis : s i r i e,' j h rve
)obshl Hiiman R.ieoarcie
Dure.ltor MNlanul recomrmer.n ed
meeung ith other .Counur
regarding thli i !ue an-.1
request that the Stae a J.-0,%
this IE0' hour class be broken
up into sections Chairman
Peters stated that he support
Human Resource Director
Manuel's recommendauon and
requested that she ,ubmit her
recommrendauon In the next
Consent Agenda
meeting at 626 pm EST


Chairman FPlers lisused the
liIbilivt Issue, aino the need for
c.rlu'lcd iire il'htiers Humranr
Resourcei DireCitor Manuel its.
.:usid hirmg siome'rOn at bud-
get tmue to train nec iie fighi-
.ari a Lthe.y come into the
departments Travlor reentered the m-eeung
at 627 pm. EDT> Couirr
Attorney\ MTcFarland djscussec
ihe need ror eempuon. from
the LegiFlatora for mail coun
ii e I no l'ndj aailablel
Comrniisioner Williams dis-
:u_'ed draiune a letter rt
Crc'rnrets iran Allen Bo\d
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"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!
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long hours and need
the dog walked?
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make house visits.
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care included.) Refer-
red by Local vets. Call
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APPLIANCE REPAIR
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Repair all major brands
Home #647-5113
Work # 227-5112


D & Ds Lawn Service
Reliable Mexico Beach
couple will landscape,
mow, clean gutters, etc.
Also available for Port
St. Joe and the Cape.
Call Dan or Diana: 648-
5081, 227-8225, or
227-5770. 2tp2/17

Computer Repair
Upgrades, networking.
Free phone support.
Lovelace Computer
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Local phone 258-1525

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preferably from home
or in office. Part time -
have computer and
software, for more info
call 648-8745. ltp2/24

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648-1048

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
RAQ043378 ER0007623




Screen Rooms *Carports
Aluminum Railing Florida Rooms

SPool Enclosures

227-3628




S5 STAR
PAINT & COLLUSION CENTRE'
i MATTHEW SCOGGINS
Owner

(850) 229-STAR

FAX# (850) 227-9898 770 HWy. 98
MV#41279 Port St. Joe, FL 32456


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

i. C. Enterprises 2 ReidA.ne
f. 32456
850.227-9414
S ~Fax 229-6041


RadioShacks
Authorized Sales Center


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

GULF DIESEL SERVICE
Diesel Engine Repair
Phone 2Mobile
850 78502
229-8651 227-8024


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p \oa Residential,
Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
*Termite Treatments Restaurant
Moel Flea Conlrol Condomniums
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Real Estate (WOO) Reports Conslrucioe Sites
Specilizing in Vocatlion Renlol
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6 FAMILY OWNED
f PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
"Serving the Entire
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Free Estimates
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Service & Antennas
S 6331 i At, P St. 1t L 32456
CaI (850) 647-3171
Celt (850) 899-1061

Steve Brant's

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

229-6326


I Residential Custom Wood
* Commercial ,Industriol
A 8 R Fence
Fenclng and Concrete Work
.ibet Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EIN#593115646 (850) 647-4047

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- No ob Too Large or Too Small


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


Free Estimates Established 1991

TLC Lawn Service
"Every yard needs a little TLC"

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


SComputer and Network Solutions
Computer Network
o Sales Design Phone: (850)227-1917
Service Maintenance www.gulf-computers.com
Repair Installation
Over 10 years experience: MicrosoftCertifiel Professional. Nerware
Administrator, A+ Certification.


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Drywvall, Paintting, Carpentry &
HIRJICLE CAIRr[LE CLIIflHlG
No Job Too Small! Free Estimatest
S CHARLES
Office (850) 647-1698
Cell (850) 227-4248


Painting
Interior-Exterior
Pressure Cleaning
Stucco Repair


Sf Gulf County and Mexico Beach
Residential & Commercial


Lic. & Ins. CPO 32-148993


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nimcrcial Appraisals
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ate Appraiser & B
gree Business Adminisi
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Niceville (850)729-6934
PSJ(850) 647-6193
Nexlel Radio 111-53001
PC (850) 527-4311

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Climate Controlled Mini Storage
Covered RV & Boat Storage
Retail Space Available Will Build, To Suit


5x10



$85.00


Contractors 10x10 $105.00
Offices & 10x15 $135.00
Storage Units 10x20 $185.00

Gated & Secured Centrally located
Home: 478-968-5745 Office: 850-229-8014
Cell: 478-451-7761 Cell: 850-258-4691
St. Joe Commerce Park 141 Commerce Drive Port St. Joe, FL 32456
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(850) 596-6902

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* Trees Cut & Trimmed Palms Groomed Gutter Cleaning
ng Any Outside Work Stumps Removed Senior Discount
8866 Lighthouse Ave., Port St. Joe, FL 32456


Painting & Stucco by DeGraff
Tim DeGraff, Owner
Office: 850-827-4200 Cell: 850-227-5424
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STEAM CLEANING & RESTORATION SERVICE
24 .Hour Water Extraction IICRC
Certified Technicians Mold and
Mildew Remediation Free Estimates
* Stain Protection Available














Residential Commercial
S All Types of Flat Work:
Additions, Patos, Garage & House Slabs,
Side Walks, Driveways
Fully Licensed & Insured
Call Mike LaBree Today for a
.FREE Estimate on all your Flatwork
SConcrete Needs.
Mexico Beach:
715-681-0017 Business Cell
648-4958 Residence
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Professional Floor Care, Inc.


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

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


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827-2339
MOBILE 227-5952


S&L

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Bielser Flooring, Inc.
Hardwood Floors

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Professional Installation
Finish & Refinishing .


Trucking +Tre
Wewahitchka, FI


Chad Belser
phone (850) 647-1636


KIM HUNTER


REMOVAL, TRIMMING,
TREE & DEBRIS HAULING
(850) 639-3325 CELL (5so) 227-8289


CARPENTRY
Home Repair & Renovation
Vinyl Siding Doors Windows
Wood Flooring & Trim Painting, etc.
All But 6, LLC Licensed/Insured
Charlie Poliski
850-545-1126 or 670-8532 Tc2/24


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

"HELPING HANDS"
Get all your small jrd a:d icbt .:.:TpleieJ
If you need itfixed, installed, :,r rrnm j I.:r h.i.m julr:, boat, or.RV.
CALL ME!
Computer Stuff Too.
I'll even help you set up or learn your computer and thq internet.
I'll return your call promptly and I keep my appointments.
SATISFACTION GUARANTEED
,CALL ROSS @ 227-9807


NATIONAL SHUiRS, INC
Show Room Located atSt. 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 Tears Experience
CPC#1456545

408 Garrison Ave. Port St. Joe, FL
229-7665 229-8090
www.pristine-pool.com
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ST JOE

NURSERY & SUPPLY
706 FIRST STREET PORT ST. JOE
274112
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aJ.fs Tree S ,ie, LLC
LICENSED & INSURED $300,000




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


fCarpet Countryt
Hignway 98 Highland View Port St. Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405
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Do-lt-Yourselt 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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