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State


Closes


Gulf Pines


by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
It was a scene as surreal as it
seemed inevitable.
With a deputy from the Gulf


County Sheriffs Office standing by,
a representative of the Agency for
Health Care Administration (AHCA)
provided the stunning news to an
ashen-faced Hubert Steeley.


AS OF MARCH 1,2005

AN ORDER OF EMERGENCY

SUSPENSION OF GULF PIN F.S

HOSPITAL LICENSES IS IN

EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER

NOTICE.



County, Sacred Heart Closer to Deal


Gulf Pines Hospital had, by,
emergency order, its license "sus-
pended," on Tuesday evening by
the state agency.
The hospital, as three nurses
and two other staff from AHCA
looked on, would be closed until
further notice.
So ended another chapter in
the medical drama that has been
Gulf Pines Hospital the years.
The hospital still had one
patient as of 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday
and that patient was in the process
of being transferred..
Local law enforcement as well
as emergency personnel, were
alerted by the agency that the hos-
pital was closed.
Signs were posted at all
entrances.


The hospital was already under
a moratorium issued last week,
which prohibited it from admitting
any new patients.
Though the emergency room
remained open the clinic was
dark most of last week emer-
gency personnel had already been
instructed by the state to divert
patients to Bay County.
That moratorium followed an
AHCA survey, the results of which
painted a bleak picture of the pre-
sent and future of Gulf Pines and
led to the mass resignation of a
majority of employees.
The hospital administrator, Liz
Register, who was brought in by
Rainmaker Financial to handle
day-to-day operations, and medical
director Dr. Michael White were


among those who resigned.
The director of nursing also
stepped down and the director of
radiology left last week.
The hospital had been operat-
ing with a skeleton staff since.
Under the suspension the hos-
pital can not open its door or treat
any patients.
What happens next remained
as murky as the Apalachicola River
after a rainstorm at press time
Wednesday morning.
The reasons for the emergency
order can, in essence, be traced to
the rationale behind the moratori-
um namely a shortage of staff,
high turnover and financial insta-
bility,
(See Gulf Pines on Page 6A)


by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
County commissioners held a
special meeting on Tuesday evening
in large part to discuss health care,
specifically the unstable conditions
at Gulf Pines and options, both
long-term and short.
Only minutes after they
adjourned, the atmosphere was
jolted once again.
The closure of Gulf Pines (see
related story) put a punctuation
point on the discussions which had
taken place in the County
Commission meeting room over the
previous 90 minutes or so.
Much of what was discussed


was not new, namely that issues
surrounding urgent care, emer-
gency care, seem to becoming more
acute in the county by the day.
"Health care is the number one
problem in Gulf County right now,"
said Commission chairman Nathan
Peters, Jr.
But, amidst discussions, the
focus of which has been laid out in
increments for almost two years,
were several newsworthy items
which have reached ink and paper.
The first is that Sacred Heart
hopes to have a draft of a
Memorandum of Understanding
(See County on Page 10A)


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.


Angel Barbee Named Gulf County Teacher of the Year


Superintendent Tim Wilder (right) with Gulf County Teacher of the Year

Angel Barbee, at Tuesday's ceremony.

Mexico Beach Council Narrows


Search for New Administrator


by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
It's down to three.
Mexico Beach council members
winnowed the search for a new city
administrator to a top three last
week.
Pending the results of back-
ground checks, city officials should
make a formal offer to one of the
three finalists within the next few
weeks.
"As soon as that (the back-
ground check) comes through we
will go right then and make an
offer," said Mayor Kathy Kingsland.
"I would like to get this person
here."
The city has been without an
administrator since November,
when Paul Sabiston left to take a
similar post in North Carolina.
Director of Public Works John
Grantland has served as the inter-
im administrator.
The city received 24 formal
applications for the job, with offi-
cials narrowing that list to six and
then a top three following inter-
views last week.
The top three, in order of their
ranking by council members, are:
J. Douglas Drymon, city
administrator in Lake Park, which
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is in South Florida.
David Reynal, city adminis-
trator in Manassas Park, Va.
Paul C. Artman, Jr., who is
city administrator and mayor the
city administrator's job is a dual-
hatted one in Greenville, Ms.
"They are all impressive,"
Kingsland said. "I was very pleased
with the applicants."
Council members are also
examining options for creating an
assistant city administrator posi-
tion, which would fold in the duties
of Public Works Director and code
enforcement.
That initiative was tabled last
week pending further discussions
in the coming weeks.
Whoever the new city adminis-
trator is, he will step into some-
thing of the unknown in Mexico
Beach.
The city council will be com-
pletely revamped this spring when
municipal elections are held.
Currently, just one current
member of the council, Chuck
Risinger, is running for a seat, but
this year Risinger, currently the
District V council member, is pur-
suing the District 1, or mayor's,
chair on the council.


by Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
If Angel Barbee had thought
she was going to be selected Gulf
County Teacher of the Year, she
would've passed on the Nutty
Buddies.
Interrupting an after-school
faculty meeting to make Tuesday's
Teacher of the Year announcement,
Superintendent Tim Wilder, his
staff, board members Linda Wood,
Charlotte Pierce, Billy Quinn, Jr.
and George Cox, and Barbee's
mother, father and aunt caught the
unsuspecting Barbee off-guard and
with a mouth full of the chocolate
covered treat.
When Barbee spotted her
mother, Judy Barbee, leading the
charge, her arms loaded with a
bouquet of orange roses and three
festive balloons, she was noticeably
stunned.
She had been to her parents'
home just the day before, and they
had given not even the slightest
warning.
Wilder called Barbee to the,
front of the room and, after
expressing his congratulations,
presented her with a check for
$875. The amount represented
Barbee's take, after taxes, of the
county's $1,000 award.
The additional $130, Wilder
noted, would be given to Barbee to
spend on her students.
After hugging her parents,
Wilder and Port St. Joe High School
principal Duane McFarland,


Barbee offered a brief acceptance
speech.
"Guys, thank you very much.
I'm honored. I don't know what else
to say," said Barbee, before asking
if she could sit down. "I don't like to
be the center of attention."
But with a celebration in her
honor, Barbee could not avoid
being the center of attention. Nor
could she the accomplished adult
that she is avoid being embar-
rassed by her father.
Taking the floor, the former
Port St. Joe High School math
teacher, Tony Barbee said he had
three things he wanted to express.
The first: "God is good, Jesus is
Lord." The second: "We're proud of
our daughter, we appreciate all the
support for her. We know she will
represent us well." And the final
thought: "My heart goes out to all
those who didn't get the award."
"He did real good til number
three," laughed Barbee after the
presentation.
Her face and neck still slightly
red she gets hives when she's ner-
vous Barbee was jubilant and full
of energy. "God, I'm a nervous
wreck," she said, a big smile under-
mining her words.
.With 16 years of teaching expe-
rience, and five years at Port St. Joe
High School, Barbee has excelled at
the high school as an English
teacher who pulls double duty as
the teacher of the school's gifted
program.
Possessing Bachelor's and


Master's degrees in English from
Florida State University, Barbee is
also an adjunct professor for Gulf
Coast Community College, teaching
an ENC 1101 dual enrollment
course.
Principal Duane McFarland
calls Barbee an "outstanding
teacher" and role model who has
earned the respect and admiration
of her students and fellow faculty
members.
"She's very dedicated, she sets
high standards for her students.
She does a wonderful job," he said&
In addition to her work in thd
classroom, Barbee is also involved
in numerous extra-curricular activ-
ities. This year, she is the Senior
class sponsor and the leader of the
Keyettes, a club that is involved in
many community service activities.
Wilder, who served as Barbee's
principal before being elected
superintendent, said he admired
Barbee's ability to balance her mul-
tiple roles as a teacher and sponsor
of school organizations. "She's got
her plate full," said Wilder, who
appreciates Barbee's effervescent
spirit.
"She may go home and pull her
hair out, but here she's having a
blast."
One of Barbee's most ambi-
tious undertakings to date is the
organizing of a European trip.
Though she originally intended
the tour of Paris, London, Florence
and Rome to be attended solely by
(See Teacher of the Year on Page 3A)


City Commission Makes History

by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer _
The city of.Port St. Joe made I
history last night. -P,
The two-year search for a city
manager has officially ended.
N. Lee Vincent was sworn in as C I", I
the first city manager at Tuesday
night's city commission meeting.
Mayor Frank Pate welcomed
Vincent to Port St. Joe and told cit-
izens and commissioners the city
was looking for "a few good years
out of him."
Before relocating to Port St. Joe
from the Gainesville area, Vincent
was the city manager for Waldo in
Alachua County for seven years. In
Dec. 2002, Vincent accepted a posi-
tion in Bradford County, which he
held until last month to resign and N. Lee Vincent (r) is sworn in as the first city manager of Port St. Joe by
(See City on Page 3A) city attorney Russell Scholz on Tuesday evening.


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Restaurants ............. Page 4B Church News ........... Page 6B
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Six Gulf County Teams Take Home the Gold at Regional OM Competition


by Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
After a day spent racing
stunt mobiles, telling stories
and acting out imaginative
skits, six Gulf County teams
took home gold medals at the
regional Odyssey of the Mind
competition, held last
Saturday at Port St. Joe
Elementary.
Two first-place winning
teams from Port St. Joe
Elementary School, one from
Port St. Joe Middle School,
and three from Wewahitchka


High School will now
advance to the Odyssey of
the Mind state tournament,
held on April 23 in Orlando.
Charlotte Willis, the Gulf
County Odyssey of the Mind
coordinator called the event
"absolutely fantastic," with
an excited crowd of 300 peo-
ple in attendance.
The Odyssey of the Mind
is a creative problem-solving
competition created in 1978
by Dr. Samuel Micklus,
Professor Emeritus at New
Jersey's Rowan University.


For the regional tourna-
ment, teams selected among
five problems, entitled Stunt
Mobiles, In Your Dreams,
Classics...Get the Message?,
Crazy Columns and Laugh-
a-thon, and were given seven
minutes to solve the problem
through a prepared demon-
stration or skit.
A second "spontaneous"
problem was posed at the
competition, and the scores
of the two problems were tal-
lied to determine the gold,
silver and bronze medal win-


Sharon Hoffman's Port St. Joe Elementary team won gold for their imaginative solution to the
"In Your Dreams" problem.


ners.
Receiving special recog-
nition this year were Nathan
Grimes, a Wewahitchka High
School student who won the
Carol Rowell Award for his
long-time participation in
OM, and Wewahitchka High
School students Sarah
House, Jerremy Yoder and
Arielle Bragg, whose "Get the
Message" team was given the
OMer Award for embodying
the spirit of the competition.
The "Get the Message"
team of three won the acco-
lade because they carried on
until the competition's end
despite the absence of three
teammates.
"Nothing stopped them
from going on," said proud
team sponsor Terry Stryker.
Stryker's three winning
Wewahitchka High School
teams are gearing up for the
state competition, where
they will act out the same
problems that they selected
for the regional competition.
"We're going to have to
find a lot of time between
now and the end of April,"
said Stryker of the team's
practice schedule, which this
year will overlap with Spring
Break.
Willis attributed the
competition's success to the
community-wide support
Port St. Joe Elementary
received in its first time host-
ing the event.
On behalf of the Gulf
County Odyssey of the Mind,
Willis thanked the Chamber
of Commerce, Tourist
Development Council, Port
Inn (Trish and David
Warriner), El Governor,
Coastal Community Bank
(Jim Norton), Sunset Coastal
Grill (Patty Blaylock), Gulf
County Sheriffs
Department, Gulf County
School Board and
Superintendent, Panhandle
Area Educational
Consortium, Carla and
Dusty May, Jo and Webb
Clements, Sharon Hoffman,
Lori Price and the many
sponsors who bought adver-
tising in the competition's
program, which will help
cover expenses for the state
tournament in Orlando.
Stryker gave a special
thank you to Robert and
Sharon Miller for their help
and hospitality as OM volun-
teers.
Port St. Joe Elementary
will also host next year's
regional competition, a chal-
lenge Willis is now eager to
face.


A student from Surfside Middle School races his team's entry
in the Stunt Mobiles competition.


'This year we learned a
lot," said Willis. "Next year,
we'll know enough to make it
easier on us."
A complete list of win-
ners follows:
Division 1
"Laugh-a-thon", Port St.


"Laugh-a-thon,"
Wewahitchka Middle School,
sponsor Misty Wood, Silver.
"Laugh-a-thon,"
Wewahitchka Elementary
School, sponsor Lori Price
and Cameron Totman,
Bronze.
Division 3


sorr


Sharon Hoffman's Port St. Joe Elementary team acts out a
dream sequence entitled "Story time with Daniel, 5 o'clock to
forever."


Joe Elementary, sponsor
Frances Hiscock, Gold.
"In Your Dreams," Port
St. Joe Elementary, sponsor
Sharon Hoffman, Gold.
Division 2
"In Your Dreams," Port
St. Joe Middle School, spon-
sor Gloria Gant, Gold.


"In Your Dreams,"
Wewahitchka High School,
sponsor Terry Stryker, Gold.
"Stunt Mobile,"
Wewahitchka High School,
sponsor Terry Stryker, Gold.
"Get the Message,"
Wewahitchka High School,
sponsor Terry Stryker, Gold.


Wewahitchka Elementary School received the bronze medal for their "Laugh-a-thon" skit.



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Wewahitchka Sets May 21 for Tupelo Festival


by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Waiting on tupelo.
That was the idea on
Monday night when
Wewahitchka city commis-
sioners approved May 21 as
the date for this year's
Tupelo Festival.
Over the past three years
the city has moved the date
for the annual festival and
celebration of Wewahitchka
back by a few weeks in order
to accommodate the tupelo


flow.
Essentially, the flow
from the tupelo tree, the tree
which provides the name to a
succulent honey as well as a
festival, occurs only two
weeks a year, in the early
spring.
What festival organizers
began to run into a few years
back was that the festival
was typically falling prior to
that flow period, and there-
fore reducing the amounts of
the sweet honey available for


sale.
So, city officials decided
to move the date of the festi-
val back, so that it occurred
after the "flow."
The festival, as always,
will take place in Lake Alice
Park.
In other business taken
up during Monday's regular
bi-monthly meeting:
The city's auditor pro-
vided an overview of the
audit being conducted for
the previous fiscal year.


Teacher of the Year


her gifted students, Barbee
opened the trip up to the
entire student body and is
expecting a group of 50,
including her parents and


raising money for the trip,
calling it "an outstanding
accomplishment to take kids
overseas."
'These kids in St. Joe
1- + ,- lirl,+." -


The general fund was
clean, devoid of any deficien-
cies.
However, there remain
issues pertaining to the utili-
ty fund, specifically adhering
to the city's guidelines
regarding timely billing, col-
lection of late fees and
addressing delinquent
accounts.
"City policies must be
followed as they pertained to
the billing process," said city
manager Don Minchew.


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will soon see hanging in the
Louvre. 'They need to know
there's a whole big world out
there."
Though Barbee plans to
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children, the students she
feels honored to teach.
"I'm most proud because
I'm from here," said the 1985
Port St. Joe High School
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Commissioners opened
bids received on placing
"Welcome to Wewahitchka"
signs at the main roadway
entrances into the city limits.
The St. Joe Co. donated
$15,000 to the city for the
signs and the city in turn
requested bids.
Consideration of the bids
was tabled Monday to allow
city staff further review.
Commissioners
approved a local mitigation
strategy that has already
been taken up by the City of
Port St. Joe and the county.
In short strokes, the mit-
igation strategy targets cer-
tain work to be done, and


City


school boara member Lmaa nave two reu lights, saiu laKe a goou iuoou ai Li tL giauuaL.L;u rWnaU SL um. accept his new position.
Wood, to attend. Barbee, who has already whole big world out there, it teacher of the year. Vincent thanked the
McFarland applauded taught her Art Appreciation is the town with the two red "I don't just work here, I commission for selecting him
Barbee's tireless efforts in gifted class about works they lights that she calls home, its AM a Shark." and paralleled his relocation
.... .." .... .. -to Port St. Joe to his final
.. .... tour of duty in the Navy in
Si ''" Honolulu, Hawaii.
"I feel privileged to be
'. -,...... here," Vincent said.
In other business,
Downtown Redevelopment
Agency manager Bill
.: Kennedy gave his report on
S".' continuing issues in the
i downtown area.
i s "We have secured funds
Si' :' i to develop a budget, and we
S: are currently seeking new
members people who want
..to be active in the communi-
Sty," Kennedy said.


take over control of the
flower beds on Reid Ave.
Kennedy assured Mayor
Pate that landscaping the
downtown area was top on
I his list of priorities and that
his agency was considering
-, i Ahiring a professional compa-
ny to redesign and maintain




cushion on parking issues in
the downtown area, as well.
S.Commission on the progress
of the Cape sewer project.
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-uperintendent l~ .Wilder presents Gulf County Teacher of the Year Angel Barbee a check as her mother, Judy Barbee, father, Joseph State Park, Phase 4.
Tqny Barbee, and Scjolh Board member Charlotte Pierce look on. u. the Simmons Bayou phase


areas of concern, in the
event of some sort of natural
disaster.
Commissioners dis-
cussed ongoing issues per-
taining to vandalism, in this
case a particular incident
which occurred at the gazebo
which sits behind the public
library.
The acts were committed
by four teenagers.
Without arriving at spe-
cific conclusions, commis-
sioners discussed several
options on penalties, specifi-
cally that the youths perform
community service and issue
a letter of apology.


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and Phase 5, the Port St. Joe
section of the project are
close to beginning work.
"These phases will be
jockeyed depending on need
and demand," Kennedy said.
Commissioner Roberts
requested a time frame on
completion of the first two
phases of the project.
According to Kennedy,
Phase 1, extending to the
Jubilation development
before Stump Hole is sched-
uled for completion by
August. Phase 2, the section
of the project extending to
Tapper's Cut, is scheduled
for completion by Jan. 2006.
The Commission also
heard reports from John
Hendry of The St. Joe Co.
and Dannie Bolden of the
Affordable Housing Coalition
of Gulf County.
After giving updates on
the coalition's progress (see
related story on page 8A),
Bolden requested a draft of a
resolution from the City
Commission recognizing the
coalition as the primary
advocate for affordable hous-
ing in the city.
The commission agreed
to Bolden's request.
City Manager Vincent
encouraged citizens to con-
tact him with any problems.
"I'm not trying toncut out
the commission. bTi~t'ouur
a eTi -QU*as to btstocls a
block Vincent adde-i ,
This will be a learning
experience on both parts. .


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Leaving Footprints


The Star

PAGE FOUR THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2005


by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Pam Selton, the executive director of the
St. Joe Community Foundation since its birth
as the Northwest Florida Improvement Foun-
dation, will leave her post in the next couple of
months.
Family and roots beckon her back from
whence she came, the Jacksonville area.
Dear Pam,
There simply aren't the words.
On the other hand, we too often fail to
attempt to tell those who have made an
impact, whose footprints will last, our true
feelings until it is way too late, until after the
person has left our midst.
So, in that spirit, consider this lost
opportunity prevention.
The hope from here is that the folks at
The St. Joe Co., which established and funds
the foundation, understood just what they
had in you, and how much you will be
missed.
It wasn't the dollars, though you and an
envelope, which you never interested in
the spotlight were generally handing to
someone with the foundation to hand over to
someone else, were always a welcome sight.
Who doesn't enjoy a check and one
that will actually cash.
But it always seemed about far more
than the dollars with you, and that's where
the foundation should consider itself hon-
ored to have had you to midwife it through
infancy.
Grace. Humanity. Empathy. Respect.
They. fit you like a blazing orange sun
and a purple sky fit an April sunset in the
Panhandle.
And allowed you to erode, with every
warm smile, every kind word, every round of
community cheerleading, just a little of the
perception of arrogance, apathy toward all
but the bottom line or the exercise of
absolute power with which The St. Joe Co. is
painted by many.
Surely it was hard at times, to listen to
folks denigrate, chastise or deride the com-
pany which ultimately fed the foundation the
dollars which you helped spread across a
four-county region, from the Choctawhatch-
ee Bay to Carrabelle.
Many still hold hard feelings, but, at
least in one reporter's experience, you never
lost your smile, always listened, and, in some
instances, even melted a few hearts on ice.
Actually, it sort of made me mad, and is
a lesson for all those who are remembering
the Forgotten Coast.
As a transplant myself, and a damnyan-
kee to boot, I always envied the ease with
which you melded into communities, how
yu so quickly found -common ground,
understood.
Whether speaking with folks from Carra-
belle about a new park, parents concerned
about how their kids would spend gradua-
tion night or folks just seeking a home they
could afford.
You just fit. Just folks. It was preternat-
ural. It was heart.
More than the dollars passed around by
the foundation it is what made you so
incredibly unique and treasured you
immersed yourself in the communities you
served; folks got that you cared.


How that car you wheel across the four
counties must feel burned out?
I fully understand that the decisions
weren't your's alone, that a board at the
foundation made the final determination.
They were always among the first words
out of your mouth, but you'd find few who
would disagree with the contention that you
were likely the most enthusiastic cheerleader
in those deliberations, the champion of the
folks in the community with whom you inter-
acted, who you served.
And who felt they became your friends,
your colleagues.
It is a rare person who makes such a
transformation, who so thoroughly, and
effortlessly, weaves themselves into the fab-
ric of a community in just five years time.
You possess the unflagging admiration of
many.
You pursued the foundation's mission
with vigor, aiding schools, housing initia-
tives, health care, feeding and clothing the
needy, aiding in erecting the sort of safety
net the Forgotten Coast must thread as it
grows.
The arts, parks and recreation, the sort
of "luxuries" which define a quality of life,
also benefited from the foundation' and your
passion.
Passion.
That, after all the others, seems like just
the right word to describe your work in Wal-
ton, Bay, Gulf and Franklin counties.
I rarely saw or heard it chipped away in
my interactions with you. There were days
that were surely frustrating, hectic, hair-
pulling, but somehow the chin was always
up, the smileready.
It showed in our interplay over press
releases.
I understood how hard you worked
putting them togetlier, but you were always
sympathetic concerning my reporter's
instincts to never let it rest at just a press
release.
Instead of it being a source of tension,
we could always find a chuckle in our inter-
play.
And later you were unfailing in calling
with a thank you, typically with a compli-
ment thrown in that, coming fromya former
professor of the art of language, carried so
much gravitas.
I've rambled too -long. And likely serious-
ly chapped you by now.
Just remember that your's was truly a
mission accomplished and that many -
MANY are indebted just for having you
cross their paths.
The hope is that, lacking effective
cloning, The-St. Joe Co. officials have found
the right successor.
Because, truth be told, Sasquatch would
have trouble shoe-horning into the footprints
you leave behind.
So, may the wind always be at your
back, just as you put a little breeze behind
many in four growing counties.
Sincerely,
Tim Croft
P.S. Not to sound too cocky, but my
guess is I put this around for circulation
across four counties, and the signatures at
the bottom would number in the thousands.


I read just this week
where President George
Bush hinted that he may
have smoked marijuana
back in his youthful days.
He didn't come right out
and say it for fear "of being
a bad 'example" for today's
young and impressionable
teens. But I think his
involvement was made pret-
ty clear. Bill Clinton's "I
smoked but I didn't inhale"
is part of his legacy.
Jason Giambi got on t.
v. and said he took steroids.
Jose Canseco is out with a
new book in which he not
only admits to taking differ-
ent "performance enhanc-
ing substances" but he also
volunteered names of his
fellow professional baseball
partakers.
Mom always preached
confession was good for the
soul. But I don't think she
ever envisioned that "clear-
ing the air" would become a
national pastime!
Heaven forbid for me to
be out of step here so let me
quickly say that I have
never, ever smoked mari-
juana. We ,didn't try it in
high school for a very good
reason---we had never
heard of it! And I went
through four years of col-
lege in the mid-sixties with-
out a scent. It never came
up. No one offered and I
was too busy trying to keep
up with grades, baseball
and work to go looking.
My boys have been
greatly disappointed in me
ever since they discovered
that I lived through the
whole college scene in those
"anti-most-every-thing"
days without long hair, did-
n't drive a Volkswagen van,
never attended a sit-in, did-
n't learn to play ithe sitar
and never had a joint.
One look at my body
and even the most casual
observer will realize that
steroids have never been a
part of my life either.
But, in keeping with the
spirit of the times, let me
"confess" that we smoked a
lot of different things back
when I was in the "experi-


mental" age.
We would watch James
Dean in "Giant" and marvel
at the way the cigarette
would dangle precariously
on his lower lip. We liked
the way tough guy Jeff
Chandler in "Merrill's
Marauder's" would march
his troops through the
rugged jungles of Burma.
When the men were com-
pletely exhausted he'd
announce a halt with, "O.K,
men, let's 'take ten.
Smok'em if you've got'em."
Of course, they all
had'em, I think the Camel
and Lucky Strike folks did
their part in the war effort
by supplying all of the GI's
with a pack or two a day.
We were not so lucky down
our way. And we were way
too young to smoke real cig-
arettes anyway.
We made our smokes
out of grapevines. We'd go
down to the big ditch
behind George Sexton's
house, find us a cigarette
size grapevine, cut out a
couple of inches between
knots and light up. If you
sucked hard enough you
could pull the smoke
through the grape vine.
We'd wade through the'
ditch all afternoon fighting
Germans or Japanese, and
sometimes, each other.
Then we'd "take ten" and
pull out a grapevine.
You had to want to
smoke one of those things!
It was hard to keep a piece
of wild vine lit. If it was a
mite green, you really had
to work at it. And it was so
bitter, it would burn your
tongue and the inside of
your mouth something
awful! But we figured Jeff
Chandler wouldn't have
complained.:...
We'd put coffee in a
corn cob pipe and smoke it.
I can tell you right off the
problem we had here, as
you sucked on the pipe
you'd pull some of the fine
coffee grinds into your
mouth and down the back
of your throat. Whew! It was
a horrible feeling....and the
taste of freshly set-on-fire
Folgers wasn't exactly
something you wanted to
"wake up" to!
Corn silk quickly
replaced coffee in our corn
cob pipe. We'd pull the silk
off the tip of the most dried
out ear we had in the crib,
cram it in our pipe and we
were in business. Corn silk
probably smoked the best
of anything we tried. It
stayed lit much better than


burnt spinach.
We tried candy ciga-
rettes briefly. They were
mostly sugar sticks in a cig-
arette shape. They even
came in little rectangular
packs. But no one was
going to waste money on a
candy cigarette when you
could buy a Baby Ruth for
the same price! We were
-young and naive and bored
and "way back in the
sticks"....but we weren't
stupid!
We tried rolling up
newspaper real tight and
smoking that until David
Mark caught his nose on
fire. In the fall we'd pick the
rabbit tobacco that grew
wild most everywhere, rub
it between our palms to
shred it, and put that in our
corn cob pipes. It worked
pretty good.....but it had a
strong and somewhat bitter
taste. You could get a
headache smoking too
much of that stuff!
By junior high we final-
ly. got around to trying a
real cigarette. Ricky Hale
had "borrowed" a few of Mr.
Arvie's Lucky Strikes. You
talk about being disap-
pointed! After years of half
green grapevines, Maxwell
House grinds, corn silk and
the pungent taste of rabbit
tobacco the "real thing" was
near 'bout tasteless! We
tried a Kent with the
Micronite Filter. It was more
or less just hot air!
-- And about this time of
life A |bt pretty serious
into football The'fist thing
every coach said wras smok-
ing. would "stunt your
growth" and "cut your
wind". Listen, I didn't have
much growth to rstawt with
and I figured if I was in iife
for the long haul I was going
to need all the wind I could;
get.
My smoking days ended
before they ever began.
I hate that I can't be like
presidents and famous
baseball players....maybe
one day soon they will "con-
fess" to stretching the truth
from time to time.....and
that will open up all sorts of
new avenues for me to write
about....
Respectfully,
Kes


We Had A Real Adventure Flying Through Tyndall Air Force Base


TWO OLD FRIENDS
called me this past week.
Two old friends I hadn't
thought of in quite some
time.
I hung around these two
friends most of the time,
some years ago.
One was formerly my
back yard neighbor and the
other was my photography
buddy.
About the middle of the
week, Paul Player called me
from somewhere, asking if
there was anywhere in Port
St. Joe where he and his
brother could rent a room for
a couple of nights.
I told him about the Port
Inn and I don't know if they
came or not.
Paul was the manager of
the Port Theatre when it was
owned by Martin Theatres of
Columbus, Georgia.
The Martin chain was
here before the'brick build-
ing was built on Reid
Avenue. They had a tempo-
rary outdoor theatre on
Third Street before their per-
manent location was built.
Paul was about the third


ETAOIN SHRDLU

Written by Wesley Ramsey


T W
manager Martin sent to Port
SSt. Joe to manage their the-
atre.

PAUL AND I came to
Port St. Joe about'the same
time. I took over The Star in
November, 1952 and Paul
came about a year later.
It was 1953 when I pur-
chased my first camera, a
Speed Graphic.
I decided to learn to
develop my own pictures and
approached Paul about join-
ing me, because, he had a
smaller Crown Graphic and
he wanted to get into the
developing activity, too.
I bought a Sears devel-
oping kit and we set up in a
dressing room behind the
screen in the Port Theatre. I
suppose patrons of the the-
atre wondered what I was


doing coming and going
behind the screen all the
time.
I was developing pic-
turesl

ABOUT 1958, PAUL
bought a two-seat Aeronca
Champ and kept it at the
Apalachicola airport. We
would go over to Apalachico-
la about once a week and fly
that airplane. I was getting
pretty good at flying in those
sessions we'd spend flying
around the airport..
It was an old plane, but
we flew it regularly.
Once, we ventured all
the way to Panama City in
the plane, to get some new
spark plugs put in at one of
the grass strip airports
which had a registered
mechanic.


We had a real adventure
flying through Tyndall Air
Force Base, especially since
we didn't have a radio in the
plane and didn't see a need
in filing a flight plan through
Tyndall.
We were buzzed by sev-
eral fighters from Tyndall,
but made it through their
airspace in one piece.
Paul knew the mechanic
and got the spark plugs
changed in a short while.

WE STARTED BACK to
Apalachicola and had a dick-
ens of a time getting off the
ground.
Paul wasn't accustomed
to flying off a grass strip and
he had trouble getting up
enough speed to get air-
borne. There was some tall
pine trees at the end of the


strip and we barely made it
over them.
Going back through Tyn-
dall it was about sundown.
We went around Tyndall and
were up until dark getting
back to Apalachicola.
We made it OK and made
up our minds then and there
to allow ourselves plenty of
time before we ventured out
of sight of the airport again.
Shortly after that, Paul
was transferred and that
ended my free flying lessons.
S I went back to the small
airport at Panama City and
took a few more flying
lessons.
One day, when we were
taking off, we got up over the
pine trees and a loud pop
came from the engine and it
started hissing. My instruc-
tor took over the controls
and turned the plane around
and landed downwind.
I was scared to death!
About two weeks later I
read where my instructor
was killed when a plane he
Was flying had crashed on
take-off.
That ended my flying


lessons, for good.

PAUL AND I used to go
duck hunting up at Lake
Wimico, when it would get
real cold.
George Harper used to
rent boats at the bridge at
White City. He had one piece
of a boat he called his "Speed
Boat".
We'd rent that boat and
take off, before daylight, for
Lake Wimico to shoot ducks.
One morning we were
headed for Lake Wimico, and
it was C-O-L-DI
Ice was forming on the
side of the boat, where the
water was splashing. We
were having F-U-N!
We never did get within
range of a duck all morning.
But we chased around the
lake and scared up several
flights.
Paul and I were about
the same age and it's a won-
der we got any older.
I was out of town, getting
a treatment when Paul came
to town and I missed him.


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Gulf

by Blair Sl
Star Staff V
With officers
an outpouring of
donations, the
foundation for I
Humanity of Gi
has been laid.
After the or
held its first off
and greet' last T
Butler's Restaura
community lea
organizations ha
in with generous
to help the or
toward its prima
building a home i
family in Gulf Coi
President Tr
explained to t
standing-room-o:
in attendance tha
cation fee for obt
cial affiliate
$3,000.
Bruce Sanse
dent of the Forgo
Builder's A
pledged the
$2,000 necessary
organization to cc
application proc
Habitat Internatic
"One of my
president this y
focus on giving b
community," San!
"I want to ens
don't feel like c


County Habi

liver are just raping and pillaging
Writer the land and community
elected and and then leaving," he added.
community The Builder's
proverbial Association, already actively
Habitat for involved with the Habitat for
ulf County Humanity affiliate in
Franklin County, donated
-ganization an initial $1,000 last July to
icial "meet help Gulf County Habitat
thursday at get on its feet.
nt, several Immediately following
ders and the meeting on Friday morn-
ve stepped ing, Melvin reported a dona-
donations tion of a free checking
ganization account with a $500 deposit
ary goal from Bayside Savings Bank.
for a needy Elizabeth Wynn of The
unty. Fixture Exchange in Port St.
acy Melvin Joe offered a donation of
he nearly assorted fixtures, ceiling
nly crowd fans and lighting and
t the appli- plumbing fixtures for the
gaining offi- first house the organization
status is builds.
To say the least, the
on, presi- word has gotten out.
Atten Coast After sputtering through
association several public meetings and
additional difficulty electing board
y for the members less than six
implete the months ago, Habitat for
cess with Humanity of Gulf County,
)nal. Inc. is well under way.
goals as With the pervasive
rear is to affordable housing issues in
rack to the Gulf County, the need for an
son said. organization like Habitat is
sure locals crucial.
contractorss In October 2004, a


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Forgotten Coast Builders Association President Bruce
Sanson (left) and Dayle Fjlint, executive officer, pledged an addi-
tional $2,000 to Gu!fCounty Habitat for Humanity to complete
its application with Habitat International.


tat for Humanity Builds Foundation


study conducted by Florida
State University ranked Gulf
County 61 of 65 counties in
Florida suffering from
affordable housing quan-
daries.
"Habitat has such a
tried and true reputation,"
Melvin said. "We are very
excited about this organiza-
tion coming together in Gulf
County."
The Gulf County Habitat
board has filed its articles-
and by-laws that will help
them receive recognition
and support from Habitat
for Humanity International,
headquartered in Americus,
Ga.
According to the organi-
zation's website, Habitat for
Humanity International is a
nonprofit, ecumenical
Christian housing ministry
that seeks to eliminate
poverty housing, homeless-
ness and to make decent
shelter a matter of con-
science and action.
Perhaps one of the most
poignant presentations of
the evening was from
Cynthia Adams, a Habitat
home recipient in Bay
County.
"You're not building
houses you're building
homes," Adams told the
group.
Since building and
occupying her home, Adams
said Habitat for Humanity
had changed her life.
"I have more confidence,
more self-esteem," Adams
said. "I've become a better
mother and a better friend."
Vice president of Gulf
County Habitat Bruce Allen
also serves as Chairman of
the Family Selection
Committee. Allen explained
to attendees that applicants
for a Habitat home must be
living in substandard condi-
tions and unable to qualify
for a loan from area finan-
cial institutions.
Other board members
made presentations as a
part of the meet and greet.
Site Selection chairper-
son Tom Panaseny said his
committee will work hand-
in-hand with the
Construction Committee to
ensure the "buildability" of
each Habitat home.
Kevin LaCivita,
Chairman of the


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Habitat for Humanity of Gulf County board members (1-r) front row: Pollyanna Huie, Loretta
Costin, Tracy Melvin; back row: Kevin LaCivita, Tiffany Anderson, Tom Panaseny, Dannie Bolden,
Bruce Allen. Not pictured is John Schweers.


Construction Committee
said he plans to work with
several local contractors to
do everything from the
plumbing work to the elec-
tricity.
Tiffany Anderson,
Church Relations and
Volunteer Chairperson told
attendees that church rela-
tions were critical to the
success of the organization.
"I don't know of a suc-
cessful Habitat program
without good church rela-
tions," Anderson said.
Treasurer and
Chairperson of Fundraising
Efforts Pollyanna Huie gave
the organization's current
financial report and encour-
aged the group by saying
that there were otherways to
get involved besides swing-
ing a hammer.
The first major fundrais-
ing effort includes another
major donation from a local
business. Big Fish
Construction plans to con-
struct a dollhouse, slated to
be on display at Frank Pate
Park in Port St. Joe, The
Gulf County Habitat for
Humanity will sell tickets for
a nominal fee to tour the
dollhouse.
Encompassing part of
the organization's mission,
Melvin closed by telling the
group that, "Habitat brings
together all walks of life to
make life better for every-


one."
After the board recon-
venes on March 9, Melvin
estimated that completion of


the organization's applica-
tion for 501 c-3 nonprofit
status will take approxi-
mately 60 days.


.Tom Panaseny, Site Selection Chairman, explains the
process by which the site to build Gulf County's first Habitat for,
Humanity home will be chosen.


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S suspension of license lists, in
S. particular non-functional fire
S. sprinklers in two areas;
.. unsanitary conditions in the
kitchen and lack of docu-
* mentation of sufficient liabil-
ity coverage since 2004.
S 'This drastic remedy (the
suspension of the license) is
the only way to avoid future
harm to public health and
* safety, as a moratorium on
elective admissions has
already been imposed," the
- emergency order reads in
part.
The next step is for the


agency to serve an admirus-
trative complaint on the hos-
- pital. an AHCA spokesperson
said.
The hospital has three
Options prescribed -by--'law;


the 'AHCA spokesperson
added.
Hospital officials can
concur with the administra-
tive complaint and surrender
the hospital's license.
They can also request a
formal hearing before an
administrative law judge.
Or, hospital officials can
request an informal hearing
with AHCA officials.
There was no specific
timeline for any of those
actions, the agency
spokesman said, adding the
complaint would not be
served "tomorrow."
The appeals process
could drag out for several
months, several with knowl-
edge of the process have
indicated.
Steeley did not comment
on Tuesday evening and did
not return later phone mes-
sages.
Much of the will evident
in elected officials on


Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.


Tuesday proved ill, at best.
"The issue of (Steeley) is
the issue ... how he has
mugged this community,"
said commissioner Bill
Williams. "That gentleman
has put us behind the eight
ball. He has paralyzed this


Hubert Steeley
community.'
A court hearing was to
be heard in Circuit Court in
Panama City on Wednesday,
an effort to force Steeley from
the hospital to allow for other
management to come in and
run the facility but the sta-
tus of that hearing was
unclear at press time.
"If we can get (Steeley)
out and get somebody to take
over that (hospital) that
would be our best bet," said
Port St. Joe Mayor Frank
Pate.
"We are trying to main-


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tain a hospital for the peo-
ple."
Pate added that the city
was willing to participate
financially, where' possible,
in finding any solution.
What would happen to
the license is also subject to
some debate.
It was the stance of
AHCA on Wednesday morn-
ing that the license would
have to first return to AHCA
following a revocation -
before any other entity could
obtain the license.
In the past, a spokesper-
son for AHCA has indicated
the application process
would begin anew for any
entity hoping to obtain the
license and open or re-open
a hospital.
"It would be better for
the hospital to be open until
a new hospital is built," said
county commissioner Billy
Traylor.
The county was already
-tiltng steps to address a
'potential closure of Gulf
Pines prior to the actual clos-
ing which occurred just
minutes after a Tuesday spe-
cial meeting at which health
care was the dominant topic.
The county Health
Department is proposing to
operate a clinic to handle
potential emergency room
patients a "walk-in clinic is
how it was described
Tuesday during week-
nights, weekends and holi-
days.
White has been in dis-
cussions with City of Port St.
Joe and county officials
about working with such a
facility.
However, bankrolling
and licensing are variables
which as of Wednesday


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by Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
After a year operating
out of a storage room adja-
cent to the Mexico Beach
post office, Emerson Cooling
& Heating has found a new
home in Highland View.
The refrigeration, cooling
and heating business han-
dles both commercial and
residential work, and offers
custom duct work, built in-
house in the sheet metal


shop.
The owner, Jim
Emerson, has been in the
heating and cooling business
for over 20 years, with a pre-
vious operation in Atlanta.
The currently pink, soon
to be dark blue, building was
once a church that suffered
the wrath of Hurricane Opal.
"The church collected
their insurance and moved
to higher ground." said office
manager Jennifer Dunaway.


The spacious former
church has proved ideal for
the cooling and heating busi-
ness, which prides itself on
its family atmosphere.
A sea captain, Emerson
was inspired by the ship's
galley to offer lunch daily to
his six employees. Dunaway
acts as the company chef,
and the employees gather
together for half an hour to
eat and discuss the day's
work.


"It kind of rallies every-
one around here," said
Dunaway, who is happy to
feed the hungry crew. "Some
of them are single, so that's
the only good meal they get."
Emerson calls relocating
his business "an experience
and a mind-blowing ven-
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Emerson said have been
extremely accommodating.
"The move was a lot eas-
ier than we anticipated,"
Emerson noted. "We really
thank the county for that."
Emerson is excited to
see the growth coming to
Gulf County, and is grateful


to have found a new home
for his business.
"We see a lot of good
things that are going to hap-
pen in Port St. Joe," he said.
"We're glad to have the
opportunity to be a part of
it."


Home to Dream


by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
"There's no place like
home."
He was not standing on a
yellow brick road donning
ruby red slippers, but Dr.
Timothy Beard truly spoke
from his heart.
This 1980 honor-gradu-
ate of Port St. Joe High
School returned as the
keynote speaker for the 11th


Allegiance and performance
by a choral group, attendees
heard poems from Langston
Hughes and Harriet Tubman
that were read by their mid-
dle school students.
Principal Juanise
Williams welcomed atten-
dants to the presentation
and eighth grade English
teacher Gloria Gant read
Langston Hughes's "About a
Negro History."


his generation to support
"the dream."
"I challenge you to live
out the creed that ,all men
are created equal," Beard
concluded.
At the end of his speech,
Carl White, technology
teacher at the middle school,
presented an award of appre-
ciation on behalf of Port St.
Joe Middle School and the
Board of Education.


Port St. Joe High School Teacher Carl White presents University of South Alabama Dean of
Students Dr. Timothy Beard with an award at last weeks Black History program.


Annual Black History pro-
gram at Port St. Joe Middle
School last Thursday.
Faculty, staff, the stu-
dent. body and several com-
munity leaders convened in
the high school gym to hear
presentations and poetry
readings from several stu-
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his speech.
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a willingness to acknowledge
the truth and maintaining a
resiliency to overcome obsta-
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decades of experience in
ministry and education to
inspire and encourage the
young audience
Another prominent point
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question is 'what 'are you
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With several of his for-
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Beard challenged the young
middle school students to
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"I never thought I'd live
to see the day when a black
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Affordable Housing Coalition


Continues to Assess Needs


by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
A key step has been
made toward addressing the
impending housing crisis in
Gulf County.
Representatives from
several community organiza-
tions, each with a vested
interest in finding a solution
to the lack of affordable
housing options, met last
Friday at the Fire Station in
Port St. Joe.
From filing of the arti-
cles of incorporation and by-
laws to the upcoming
ground-breaking of
Bridgeport housing develop-
ment, the concerns of the
housing coalition are being
heard and slowly but surely
executed.
Dannie Bolden updated
the coalition members on the
status of the group's non-
profit status and receipt of a
tax ID number.
"It's in the works,"
Bolden said.
Heading up the Visioning
and Strategic Planning com-
mittee is John Hendry of The
St. Joe Co. Hendry said at
the committee's initial meet-
ing, slated for April 7, he,
hopes to set an agenda and
have every representative
group from the community
involved in order to ensure
proper facilitation.
"Development of a busi-
ness plan \will be a key mech-
anism for progress of the
housing coalition," Hendry
said.
Of course, money is fun-
damental to the process of
progress as well.
Randy Webster, a con-
sultant working with the
coalition, gave an update on
availability of startup capital
thus far.


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Webster said the
Community Development
Council was still in the "pre
501(c)3 stages of applica-
tion."
"It takes 90 to 120 days
to get established," Webster
said.
Webster said prior to
that critical recognition as a
nonprofit, it was more diffi-
cult to acquire necessary
startup capital.
In attempts to get the
ball rolling at a more rapid
pace, Webster said he was
exploring other avenues for
acquiring funds State
Farm, Georgia Pacific
Foundation and Federal
Home Loan Bank to name a
few.
"Finishing the boiler
plate is most important right
now," Webster concluded.
In a critical workshop
last October, a study con-
ducted by Florida State
University ranked Gulf
County 61 of 65 counties in
Florida suffering from afford-
able housing quandaries.
The study, "Housing
Affordability in Gulf County:
An Analysis of County-wide
Trends and Regional
Differences With Potential
Policy Intervention," was
funded by the Jessie Ball
DuPont Foundation. As land
cos& began to dramatically
escalate in 1999, the study
found that median sales
prices of homes exceeded
maximum loans that could
be obtained by a family with
median income.
As interested parties
continue to seek resolutions,
Executive Director of
Opportunity Florida Richard
Marcum addressed the
group last Friday.
"Everything the housing


coalition is doing on the local
level, Opportunity Florida is
doing on a regional basis,"
Marcum said.
Deciphering the bureau-
cratic language, Hendry
asked Marcum for specifics
on how his organization
could help Gulf County.
"We would spend the
money to do needs assess-
ments and collect necessary
data," Marcum replied.
"We're not the govern-
ment. We're a business, but
we demand the input of
counties in this region to
move forward."
Several other critical
updates were provided by
housing coalition partners:
Justin Gerlach of CQ
Developments said ground-
breaking for the first 10 lots

of the Bridgeport housing
development was slated to
begin in the next two weeks.
In partnership with CQ
Developments, the St. Joe
Company will be providing
infrastructure for all 37 lots
of the development.
Diana Sealey gave a
report from the Christian
Community Development
Foundation. The Foundation
has replaced a roof on a
home in Highland View and
made repairs at four homes
in north Port St. Joe.
"We focus on helping the
handicapped and elderly
homeowners in the commu-
nity," Sealey said.
S* Loretta Costin updated
the group on the progress of
Gulf County Habitat for
Humanity.
The next\ meeting of the
affordable housing coalition
is slated for March 25 at
noon at the Fire Station.


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City Ordinance Regarding Abandoned


and/or Junked Vehicles in Port St. Joe


The Port St. Joe Police
Department is currently
posting properties for aban-
doned and/or junked vehi-
cles. Unsheltered storage for
a period of thirty (30) days
or more within the corporate
limits of the city, except in


licensed junk yards, of old
and unused stripped junk
automobiles not in good and
safe operating conditions,
and of any other vehicles,
machinery, implements or
equipment or personal prop-
erty of any kind which is no


longer safe or usable for the
purposes for which it was
manufactured. Any vehicle
which does not have a cur-
rent tag shall be considered
a junked automobile.
Vehicles parked on city right
of way in violation of this
ordinance will be towed at
owner's expense to storage
facility. Officers are current-
ly locating and documenting
these vehicles which are not
in compliance of city ordi-
nance No. 296. If you need
additional information

Port St. Joe

Police Report
On Feb. 23, Laura L.
Hall, 48, of Port St. Joe was
arrested for DUI.
On Feb. 26, Pamela D.
Adams, 33, of Port St. Joe,
was arrested for driving
without a license and VOP.


regarding these vehicle vio-
lations, please contact the
Port St. Joe Police
Department at 850-229-
8265.

Mexico Beach

Police Report
During the past week,
the Mexico Beach Police
Department answered 63
calls for service and investi-
gated two burglaries..
During the same period,
officers investigated two
traffic crashes with a com-
bined property damage
report of $3,000. The offi-
cers issued three traffic
warnings.
On Feb. 27, Brenda K.
Turner of Springfield was
arrested on a Bay County
warrant for resisting officer
without violence.


The Florida Highway
Patrol will be conducting
driver license and vehicle
inspection checkpoints dur-
ing the. month of March
2005, on the roadways list-
ed 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
equipment. In addition,
attention will be directed to
drivers who would violate
the driver license laws of
Florida.
The Patrol has found
these checkpoints t6 be an
effective means of enforcing
the equipment and driver


The Friends of the Gulf
County Public Libraries, Inc.
was called to order at 2:15
on Saturday, Feb. 26 by
President Dwvan Hightower.
Ms. Iightow r welcomed the
guests and gave a brief idea
of what the meeting would
contain. She then intro-
duced the key note speaker
Judge Tery,. .Lews j fromx
Tallahassee, Florid a., a f:t
abouthisdg careers pka 'law
about his career as; a law


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County Road #169, #164,
#185, #173, #69A, #165,
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#165A, #162, #179, #181,
#271, #276, #280 #177A
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Routine Bridge Inspections Begin Next Week


Chipley Florida De- motorists can expect inter-


mittent lane closures and
minor delays. Local law
enforcement officers will
assist with lane closures.
Bridge No. 550062 on CR
157 over the Ochlocknee
River in Leon County will be
inspected from 11:30 a.m.


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(FDOT) bridge maintenance
crews will perform routine
inspections on several
bridges next week in Leon,
Jefferson, Gadsden,
Franklin and Gulf counties.
Weather permitting,


EST to 1 p.m. EST. Crews
will move to CR 259 in
Jefferson County to inspect
the bridge over the SCL rail-
road from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday's work will
include inspection on'
bridge No. 500118 at CR
269 over the CSX railroad
in Gadsden County. The
northbound lane will be
closed from 9 a.m. EST to 10
a.m. EST. Crews will move
to the Mosquito Creek
Bridge on CR 269 from'
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
and then head to US 98 in
Franklin County. The
Carrabelle River Bridge,
Bridge No, 490023, will be
inspected from 2 p.m. EST
to 4 p.m. EST. Work will
resume Thursday, March 3
on the Carrabelle River
Bridge on US 98 from 9 a.m.
to 10:30 a.m. EST and con-
clude in Gulf County on the
Gulf County Cia' pBridge,',
Bridge No. 5100d on'TS9'8
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student, law clerk, lawyer
and finally a judge. But he
mostly spoke about how he
wrote his two books,
Conflict of Interest and
Privileged Information, and
got them published. He
spoke about his writing
habits and the courses he
had to take to get familiar
with writing fiction.
- oIHe t read, a, short "hook"
tos his next book which will,
bb out next year. The work is


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untitled now.
After Judge Lewis' pre-
sentation, the Friends held a
brief business meeting with
Dwan Hightower giving an
overview of the past accom-
plishments for 2004 and the
2005 projects for the
Friends.
Bob Faliski gave the
Treasure Report and' the
Friends Building Committee
Report'.,' .
The Friends Board of
Directors was introduced:
President Dwan
Hightower
Vice President Jim
Norton
Secretary Cathy Colbert
Treasurer Bob Faliski
Board Members: Mary
K. Carpenter, Ralph
Roberson and Polly Searle.
Judge Lewis then 'swore
in the 2 new board mem-
bers: Vice President Jim
Norton and Ralph Roberson.
The meeting was
adjourned and everyone
enjoyed delicious refresh-
ments from the members
and from Coastal
Community Bank and other
sponsors.
Members met and
talked with Judge Lewis
about his books as he sold
and signed them for the
members.
Our next event will be
our Monthly Used Book Sale
on March 19, (always held
the 3rd Saturday of the
month) with, author Jack
Mullen reading and signing
his books. Please join us.


Our Readers -

Write

Letters to the Editor ...
I have been watching the a school bus is involved in an
demise of the Gulf Pines accident and kids are hurt,
Hospital for years and all I where will they get treatment
get from TV and Radio and and how many ambulances
Newspapers is an attack on do you have to take them to
the Pines with some glee. I Panama City? Wake up, and
see nothing from any of them come up with some positive
or the City Commissioners help- to keep this hospital
on what the problem is and afloat
how to fix it. I thought I Cliff Zeider, Port St. Joe
would throw in my two cents
worth.
I suggest the City forgive
the back taxes and delay any
future taxes for 5 years. I GttSric
would try and get the St. Joe "
Co. to contribute about $1.5
million to the the hospital Permanent Make-Up
with guide lines on how it is by
spent. This could be handled ,_ / w?,_* ;t//',
by a good CPA firm. The St. ember
Joe company owes a lot of itsP N
success to Gulf County, and SPCP. NCTA. AAM NCEA
one would think with all the .yebrows Efeliner full lips
construction going on, they Scars Areola Repigmentarson
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between the parties would be
signed, by Sacred Heart's
desired timetable, by the end
of July.
'That's good," said com-
missioner Billy Traylor.
The need is now. If we are
going to do this we need to do
this now."
The City of Port St. Joe,
as suggested by several
county commissioners,
would be invited into the
talks.
City officials, in turn,
have expressed a desire to be
part of the solution.
"This is a mission for all
of us together," said Peter
Heckathorn, executive vice
president of Sacred Heart
Health System and president
of its Medical Group.
A new hospital could be
open as soon as the summer
of 2007, Heckathorn said.
That would be in con-
junction with a medical office
building which would open
in August 2007.
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which has been working with
Sacred Heart, is what the
price tag would be for the
county.
"We aren't certain about
numbers any more,
Heckathorn said.
The Sacred Heart pro-
posal pegs long-term funding
from the county at 50 per-
cent.
Commissioner Bill
Williams said that it
appeared, with the estimated
cost of the hospital at $25
million, the county would
need to put up roughly $12.5
million.
The exact number, how
that number would be affect-
ed by the financial vehicle
used to secure the funds and
the numbers of years over
which the commitment could
be spread, remained vari-
ables and fluid Tuesday
night, Heckathorn indicated.
A package of grants is
being pursued, from U.S.
Department of Agriculture
economic development dol-
lars to a Community
Development Block Grant for
infrastructure to a grant of
$5 million over 10 years to
which the St. Joe
Community Foundation has
given tentative commitment.
"We think there is some
opportunity for grant
money," Heckathorn said,
"particularly economic devel-
opment money ... We hope to
find some federal money we
don't know how much."
Commissioners also
seemed in agreement to ask-
ing voters for their support at
the ballot box this year,
approving some form of sales
tax, of which, as Peters
noted, more than a third is
collected from tourists in a
given year.
Such a tax, if approved
by voters, would also require
an interlocal agreement with
the county's municipalities,
Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka.
'This is nothing that is
not doable," said Doug Kent,
executive director of the
county Health Department,
which will aid in the recruit-
ment of doctors for the hos-
pital.
Williams added, "We
have to make this work. We
have to get behind these
efforts."
Heckathorn noted that.
the financing looms as the
largest remaining.. hurdle, ..
Much progress has been
made, with the assistance of


An artist's rendering of the site plan where a new hospital is proposed near the Gulf/Franklin
Center. The plan is laid out to accommodate a second medical office building should demand war-


rant.
the Health Care Committee.
The medical office build-
ing will be a product of the
partners, the physicians who
will occupy space in the
building.
They will foot the bill for
construction and no public
dollars will be involved,
Heckathorn said.
The partnership for that
building is ready to go, with
Davita, the dialysis partner
on hold for several years
awaiting the building, he'
added.
The land, near the
Gulf/Franklin center, has
been donated by The St. Joe
Co., which will also provide
mitigation and $1 million in
cash for construction start-
up money.
The site plan is complet-
ed, architects have been
hired .and facility. planning
begun. ;.. ..
The hospital would be a
50,000 square-foot facility
with 25 private beds, three
operating rooms, 24-hour
emergency room, full diag-
nostics and helipad.
SHORT TERM
In the event that Gulf
Pines' emergency room
closed, which it did minutes
after the meeting adjourned,
there are plans moving for-
ward, though unknowns also
pock the road.
The proposal is to estab-
lish some form of facility -
the semantics vary, from
"walk-in clinic" and beyond -
at the Health Department.
That clinic, Jim
McKnight of the Health Care
Committee said, would be
open from 4-11 p.m. on
weekdays and 8 a.m. until
11 p.m. on Saturday,
Sunday and holidays.
As a Federally Qualified
Health Clinic, the Health
Department already has the
requisite paperwork and
stamps of approval to begin
billing inder any insurance
now.
"They could hit the
ground running," McKnight
said.
Initial start-up cost
would be $52,500 with oper-
ating costs at some $500,000
a year.
However, McKnight
noted that if usage was 70
percent of the Gulf Pines
emergency room when Dr.
Michael White was oversee-
ing care there the Health
Department facility could
break even in its second
year.


The department is also
seeking state and federal
funding to assist to the
effort.
"I like the idea," said
commissioner Carmen
McLemore. "It would get us
out of a crunch."
County officials' hands
are largely tied as far as.


addressing the issues at Gulf
Pines.
It is a private hospital;
its dealings with the state
and its creditors is nothing
the county has standing to
step into, county attorney
Tim McFarland noted.


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Star Staff Writer
What do a legendary
R&B group and a set of
quadruplets have in com-
mon-besides a propensity
for matching outfits?
Both will be appearing at
this year's Independence on
the Coast celebration.
Bennie Anderson and
The Drifters will take center
stage as the event's musical
headliners.
Formed .in 1953, The
Drifters had several Top 40
hits, including "There Goes
My Baby", "Save the Last
Dance for Me", "Up on the
Roof', "Under the
Boardwalk" and "On
Broadway."
The band has had a
revolving lineup since its for-
mation. Eight members
spanning the group's history
were inducted last year into
the Rock and Roll Hall of
Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.
In its latest incarnation
as "Benny Anderson and the
Drifters," Anderson, who
sings lead and second tenor
harmonies, and George


ndence on the Coast
Wallace, singing baritone
and second tenor, are the
group's longest-standing
members, joining The
Drifters in 1962.
Independence on the
Coast chairman Jim Garth,
who will, without the slight-
est bit of prompting, sing you
his rendition of "Under the
Boardwalk," secured the
band for the lineup.
"They've got a lot of hits,
and they're very excited
about coming here for the
festival," Garth said.
Todd Herenden, an Elvis
impersonator, & the FTD
Band will open for The
Drifters on July 4.
"He's really good," Garth
said of Herenden. "He's an
act in himself."
This year's 3-day
Independence on the Coast
celebration will last from
July 3-5. The Drifters will
perform at night on July 4,
with a fireworks display big-
ger and better than last
year's immediately following.
A gang of pirates will
drop by, and a Treasure
Island will be set up for the


festival's little ones.
Garth extended a special
invitation to Penny and
Dwain Dyer of Tallahassee,
and their quadruplets,
Bailey, Brooks, Jessica and


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Payton.
Garth, who owns
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St. Joe, recently donated
wood flooring to the Dyers'
new home.
The building of the
house was part of the CBS
Early Show's "Week of
Wishes" last year. The couple
were living with their new
quadruplets in a small, two-
bedroom mobile home when
Dwain Iyer's mother, Lila
wrote a letter to the Early
Show.
The show helped the
couple build a 5-bedroom
dream house, with flooring
and other finishing touches
donated by various busi-
nesses.
Garth recently visited
the Dyers' new home and
reports that the children are
anxious to meet the
Independence pirates and to
dig in the ground for trea-
sure.
Whether the Dyer
quadruplets will have the
same fondness for the
smooth sounds of The
Drifters as they do for shov-
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One local photographer
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talent to a national level.
Tim Gussman, lead pho-
tographer and owner of
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a competition to be one of
three photographers whose
work will be featured on a
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Gussman was chosen
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still photography during the
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The reality series, spon-
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filming in Ft. Lauderdale in
April.
Gussman will be notified
if he advances to the final
round of the competition and
is chosen as one of the pho-
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As a member of the One
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and models, also members of
the website.
"I am honored and hum-
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level of the competition and
to have my photography rec-
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this field of utterly amazing
photographers," Gussman
said.
Gussman's work with
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him construct a wealth of
work samples for the portfo-
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While simultaneously
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win last Thursday in a
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The first half set the
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Sharks could never quite
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The Sharks could sim-
ply not get the ball to fall
through the nets, regard-
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to the basket Coach
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missed layups or shots
from the blocks.
Meanwhile, North
Florida Christian, while
also not shooting well,
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21-8 lead by the time the
teams went to the locker
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"It was a combination
of them being big and
physical and us being ner-
vous," Kurnitsky said.
"But we showed a lot of
heart getting back into the
game."
The Sharks did that by
out-scoring Nprth Florida
Christian 23-10 in the
third quarter, as the
Sharks forced the tempo.
"They (North Florida
Christian) wanted it slow,
we wanted it fast,"
Kurnitsky said. "We just
didn't get our break going
until the second half.
"We played hard and
showed a lot just getting
back into the game."
On several occasions
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Sharks closed to within a
point, even pulled even at
the close of third quarter,
but could never get over
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Ash Larry led the
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Gators Open Season On Winning Note


by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Sean Bierman and
Johnny Jones combined
on a six-hitter and
Wewahitchka came out
swinging as the Gators
opened the season last
Thursday with an 11-4
pasting of host


Tallahassee FAMU.
Steven Peak went 4 for
5, including a double, and
drove in three runs for the
Gators and Will Strange
had a single and an inside-
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ving in two runs, to pace
the Wewa attack.
The Rattlers failed to


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the fourth inning, that
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guer just over the head of
the first baseman.
Bierman took the rub-
ber to start the game and
pitched 5 1/3 innings,
allowing just three hits
and three runs, two
earned.


Bierman struck out
seven and walked five.
Jones entered with one
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allowing three hits and one
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Tyler Bush had two
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Raney singled and drove in


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and Justin Suber drove in
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by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The bats are still feel-
ing the winter chill.
Port St. Joe got solid
pitching in its two games
this past week, but the
offense was sporadic as, the
Sharks dropped two close
games to open the regular
season.
The Sharks fell 1-0 to
visiting Marianna last
Friday despite seven
shutout innings from
senior southpaw Travis
Burge, a Florida State
signee.
And on Tuesday the


Port St. Joe bats save
Randall Johnson's -
remained quiet as the host
Sharks fell to Springfield
Riutherford 7-2.
The Marianna tilt
belonged to the pitchers, as
Burge and Marianna's Josh
Storm matched goose eggs
on the scoreboard for seven
innings.
"It was a good pitchers
duel," said Port St. Joe
coach Chuck Gannon.
Burge was dominating,
allowing just four 'hits
while fanning 12 and issu-
ing no walks.
Storm was just as


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singles, two by the Sharks'
Kenny McFarland and one
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third before a passed ball
allowed the only run of the
game to score.
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and a double in four at-
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adding a double.
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Johnson and Todd dou-
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bottom of the first inning to
knot the score'at 1-1, rbut
the: Ra'"s broke th'game
open vith a four-run third
inning ignited by back-to-
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three innings. He gave up
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while giving up six runs,
three earned.
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innings, allowing four hits
and one earned run while
striking out four.
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hard and they just went
and got," Gannoni said.
"(The first week) was a
chance for us to try some
younger pitchers and see
where we are at. The sea-
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by Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
As part of their continu-
ing efforts to serve the Port
St. Joe community, the Key
Club of Port St. Joe High
School recently decided to
lend a much-needed hand to
the local Humane Society.
For several weekends in
a row, Key Club members
grabbed leashes, walked
dogs, cleaned cages what-
ever they could do, said Key
Club president Casey
Flannagan, "to make better
conditions for the animals."
Carolyn Lee, who with
her husband, Leon, runs the
day-to-day operations of the
St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society, said she was grate-
ful for the students' hard
work.
"They came at 10:30,
and they just kept on work-
ing," said Lee. "They walked
dogs and played with the kit-
tens and with the puppies.
They got down on the ground
and rolled and were dirty
when they left there."
The work of the pound is


normally done by a prisoner,
who works seven days a
week cleaning, feeding ani-
mals, and readying pets for
adoption.
"It's a big job for just one
person to do," said
Flannagan, whose club is
considering "adopting the
Humane Society as a regular
project, setting aside one
weekend a month to help
with the maintenance of the
pound. "Everything they do
that takes them a long time
to do, we can do in a couple
of hours."
The Key Club, sponsored
by Scott Lamberson, is com-
prised of 39 members Who
expend a great amount of
'their free time doing commu-
nity service projects.
The Club has existed at
Port St. Joe High School
since the early 1950s.
Flannagan notes that the
club has, in past years, devi-
ated from its mission of com-
munity service.
"We help the community
any way we can," Flannagan
said. "We're trying to get the


club back on tr
it's supposed to
The Key C:
efforts include
school raise
tsunami relief,
canned and dry


Port St. Joe High School Key Club members walk dogs during a recent Humane Society outing.
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helping the the Gulf Franklin Center. involved." "We help
$2,000 for Lee was pleased to For Key Club membernate" Hows
organizing a observe the Key Club's inter- Jake Howse, fhe Humane
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by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
One group of local teens
is striving to make a differ-
ence in their own community
as well as others in the
region.
Youth groups from St.
James Episcopal and St.
Joseph Catholic Church in
Port St. Joe combined forces
and traveled to Mobile, Al.
last weekend to lend their
help.
Wilmer Hall Children's
Home welcomed the youth
group last Saturday morning
and set them to work clear-
ing an acre or so of over-
growth from the campus
property..
Wielding rakes, shovels,
saws, clippers and some
good old fashioned elbow


grease, the volunteers got a
little dirt under their nails
and a lot of satisfaction in
their hearts.
The overnight trip to
Mobile,however, was only
one item on the continuing
list of projects by the com-
bined youth group, Jimmy
Joe's Underground
Since September, the
collective efforts of several
youth groups, hosted by St.
James and St. Joseph, have
donated their time once a
month to give back to the
community.
In September, the youth
group volunteered at the
Humane Society. The follow-
ing month, they collected
items for Franklin Graham's
Shoebox Ministry, collecting
Christmas gifts for children


Port St. Joe High School seniors (1-r) Jake Howse, Anna
Salzer, Megan Todd andKyle Pickett hold youth leader Diana
Sealey, who has been with the students for the past eight years.

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worldwide. In November, the
group participated in a scav-
enger hunt for the Food
Pantry and collected food
items for Thanksgiving bas-
kets.
During the holiday sea-
son in December, the group
worked in conjunction with
the Gulf County Senior
Citizens and Community
Center to shop for the elder-
ly. In January, they collected
food for the Highland View
Assembly of God's food
pantry.
Finally, in February, the
youth chose to travel to
Wilmer Hall and offer their
services.
Diana Sealey, director of
youth at St. James, said the
kids chose Wilmer Hall from
a list of options for their
February project.
The Children's Home is
in the Episcopal Diocese,
and Sealy said the kids real-
ly expressed an interest in
that particular trip because
they wanted to see what it
was like.
'They wanted to go to
Wilmer Hall because they'd
never seen it before," Sealey
said.
After chopping trees,
clearing vines and mulching
the materials to be used for a
new bike and walking path,
high school senior Jake
Howse said he really enjoyed
the opportunity to work with
other youth groups and
interact-with people from dif-
ferent walks of life.
"I thought we were going
to interact more directly with
the kids," confessed Megan
Todd.
Sara Rushing, director of
activities at Wilmer Hall, said
the residents turned out in
greater numbers than nor-
mal during, this particular
visit.
"Most of the time, only
one or two kids come out of
the residence halls," Rushing
said.
At the time of the youth
group's visit, Wilmer Hall


Youth'group volunteers clear brush and overgrowth from
an area behind Wilmer Hall Children's Home in Mobile, Al.




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had 33 children in care age
13 to 21.
The group therapy home
offers three levels of care for
neglected, abused or
orphaned youth. Rushing
said a majority of children
currently in the home's care
were discovered by truancy
officers.
The Basic Residential
Program offers a residence
and housing program on the
Wilmer Hall campus for chil-
dren age 10-18. The
Independent Living Program,
an extension of the Basic
Residential option, seeks to
train children age 14-18 with
practical job skills and pre-
pare them for acclimation
into society.
A Transitional Living
Program, designed for young
adults age 19-21, helps
make the transition from the
"care" environment of Wilmer
Hall to successful indepen-
dent living.
The third care option at
Wilmer Hall is a Foster Care
Program. Both regular foster
care and therapeutic foster
care are available, and foster
families for both programs
are recruited, trained and
supported by Wilmer Hall
staff
The home's mission is to
provide a safe and growth-
producing environment for
children in need, due to cir-
cumstances of abuse or
neglect. According to a
brochure produced by the
home, application of
Christian principles deliv-
ered in a home-like atmos-
phere that engenders spiritu-
al, physical and educational
health for both residents and
staff will help the organiza-
tion accomplish its mission.
Sealey said the Jimmy
Joe's group has several more
service projects planned for
the upcoming months,
inchlding another day at the
Humane Society and forming
a team for the American
Cancer Society Relay for Life
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Making Over Lives in Gulf County


by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
If the fledgling holi,-irinL
coalition taking wing in Gulf
County is seeking one tem-
plate of success, they could
stamp it from the efforts of
the Christian Community
Development Fund.
I.r-'. r.i irn:e dollars.
3-lBriiirnti volunteers under a
single umbrella. Seeking and
receiving financial assistance
from a variety of sources.
( hinging people's lives.
From Highland View to
Wh'lrl City to North Port St,
Joe, the (r D1l-' has made its
impact felt the past few
months, with funds from a
foundation, the elbow i. i.i.,-
of volunteers and family
members and a touch of
heart.
"We try as much as pos-
sible to do Ety-'lhirni with
love," said Diana Sealey, who
heads up the CCDF. "We do


this for love."
This is improving the liv-
ing conditions of the folks
who represent the threads of
a community fabric.
From small projects,
such as constructing hand
rails on one house so an
individual with a disability
can enter and leave more
easily.
Or in,.kirn small repairs
to the home of a retired mill
worker, or a widow and long-
time resident.
There was help with a
bathroom and septic tank for
a homeowner in White City.
And, as something of a
model for what can be
accomplished, there was the
extreme makeover completed
on a house in White City.
Which has served as the
long-time home of Jimmie
Paul and Marlene Sewell, the
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Schools.
"That project went a long
way toward showing what
the CCDF is trying to do,"
Sealey said of the Sewell ren-
ovation. "This is a good
example of how I want this to
work."
The dollars which helped
fund the project which
cost roughly $3,000 come
from the CCDF account
which is fed, primarily, by
the Jessie Ball duPont
Foundation and the St. Joe
Community Foundation.
The key in the funding,
Sealey said, is securing dol-
lars which come with no
strings attached, providing
the CCDF the flexibility to
secure the most bang.
Another critical criteria
is who is being helped. The
CCDF seeks to assist home-
owners who have lived in the
community, wish to plant
roots and have a need only a
group such as the CCDF can
meet.
"We look for folks who
have contributed to the com-
munity, raised a family here
and may not have the extra
$3,000 or $4,000 to repair or
renovate their homes,"
Sealey said.
The money purchased
the materials, but the labor,
in these recent projects, has
proved an essential part of
the equation.
The Brotherhood of First
Baptist lent several hands on
some of the projects and
families are encouraged to
also provide some muscle.
But in the case of the
Sewell house, a huge assist
came from the work crews at
the Covenant House.
Combining the vision of
Mary Linda Butts and the
guidance of her husband
Wilbur, the co-founders--of
Covenant House, the Sewell
home was transformed, liter-
ally.
"It is really a new house,
except the living room," said
Marlene Sewell, who has
taken this gift as just anoth-
er reason to pay her bless-
ings forward.
"It's just perfect," she
added. "I'd always wanted to
have my house fixed up but
we were never able to do it."
A three-bedroom, one


bathroom abode, lacking
much of what most of us
would describe as closet
space, was made over into a
two bedroom, two bath home
with plenty of closets,
including a walk-in closet in
the main bedroom.
What was once wood
paneling in much of the
home became, with some
tender care and new gleam,
flooring for much of the main
space of the home.
The kitchen and any-
body who knows Marlene
Sewell, her daughter Mary
Lou Cumbie and the tasty
confections that arise from
their kitchens knows the
importance of this room -
was overhauled.
Materials sitting at
Covenant House became
beautiful cabinets. The
Buttses also had a
microwave oven and refriger-
ator to contribute to the
cause.
The bedrooms and baths
were appointed by mixing
and matching, a table from
here, a lamp from there, wire
containers which become
shelves, a wrap-around sofa
from an estate sale.
'This is what happens
when you get a unity of heart
- people give you stuff,"
Sealey said.
It was ingenious and
dogged.
"We have a willingness
and a perseverance," Wilbur
Butts said. "We're not worth
much by the hour, but we
work a lot of hours.
"It's an awesomely differ-
ent way to live," Wilbur


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An old eyesore became a beautiful fireplace in the Sewell
home.


added as he looked around
the Sewell home on a recent
afternoon. 'This is a wonder-
ful, exciting thing to do for
these people. You feel good
doing this.
"You make people feel
better about themselves,
property owners and work-
ers."
And it provides a testa-
ment to what a grassroots
effort, well-placed hearts and
a few dollars can do.
"Everybody was willing
to give, that's what I'm work-
ing toward with the CCDF,"
Sealey said. "That's what
made this work so well,
everybody was willing to get
on board and help.
"It's a pool effort. It's not
just CCDF. We want to go
help, fix it and move on."
The housing coalition is
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Working the walls, a vol-
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She Kapakai Nalo Outrigger
Canoe Club, will be offering
hula classes beginning May
1 at the Community Center
fn Port St. Joe.
SHula lessons will be held
on Thursday, with classes
for both children and
adults. Kids from ages 8-
S2 will meet from 3-4:30,
Snd ages 13 and up will
meet from 7-8:30.
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Daughter, Maiia,
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hula at age five,
and performed in
Waikiki at age nine.
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Triathlon and
SMexico Beach and St.
Joe Beach are excited about
our 1st Triathlon and
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triathlon will consist of a
Ialf-mile swim, 15-mile bike
ride and a .5k-run. The
duathlon, which will start
simultaneously, will consist
of a 1.2-mile run on the
teach, 15-mile bike ride and
a 5k-run.
The event is sponsored
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all-expenses-paid trip to
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where they. join other 11th
grade students from all over
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nation's capital.
Local civic organizations
and high school guidance
counselors and principals
play an important role in the
contest, as they nominate
the students who vie for the
trip. This year's contestants
were: Justin Barnes, repre-
senting Wewahitchka High
School; Klayton Coleman,
representing Vernon High


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Blountstown High School;
Ashley Notz, representing
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day trip to Tallahassee,
There they tour various sites
in Tallahassee with approxi-
mately 100 other 11th grade
participants representing
electric cooperatives across
the state.


[asses Beginning May 11

s i x when the The price for the classes
basic sum- is $25 per month or $10 per
steps, class.
a n d Some of the proceeds will
help with canoe club expens-
es, and a percentage will be
given to local charity organi-
zations including the
Humane Society and
American Caner Society.
Classes will be limited to
25 kids and 50 adults. If the
demand for the classes
grows, another class may be
added.
Information on hula
classes in .Wewahitchka
will be .announced at a
later date.
mer ends, For registration informa-
students will tion, contact Lisa Faipea at
be able to com- 227-7014 or the Kapakai
plete a full hula Nalo Outrigger Canoe Club
routine. at 227-3343.

Duathlon in Mexico Beach and St. Joe Beach


Women in Panama City and
local companies in the area.
This is a first-class event! We
are excited to have athletes
from all over the area com-
pete in this event. We're
expecting up to 300 athletes
from Florida, Alabama and
Georgia.
We will also have beach,
volleyball, entertainment,
door prizes and a beach
party! As a wrap-up, we will
have a 35 mile bike ride on
Sunday!
Race is limited to the


first 300 participants!
Schedule of Events
Friday April 1, 2005
4- 8 PM
Package
Pick-Up
6-9 PM
Carb-loading
and social dinner
Saturday April 2, 2005
7:30 AM
Duathlon and Triathlon
begin at Beacon Hill
Park
6:30 PM
Awards and beach party


at the El Governor Motel
with beach volleyball, music
and door prizes
Sunday April 3, 2005
7:30 AM 35 Mile bike
ride
The purpose of this
weekend is to meet great
people, eat seafood and visit
a beautiful beach! For regis-
tration and other informa-
tion or how to be a sponsor,
please, visit our website at.
www.thebeachblast.com


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to reward local students for
being outstanding leaders in
their communities," GCEC
Manager of Marketing and
Member Services Michael
White said.
The Washington, D. C.
Youth Tour Program has
been in existence since 1957
when co-ops sent students to
Washington, D. C. to work
during the summer. By


1964, the program was
catching on, and the
National Rural Electric
Cooperative Association
began to coordinate the
efforts of the co-ops. Since
then, thousands of young
people have experienced this
once-in-a-lifetime opportuni-
ty to visit our nation's capitol
and learn about our govern-
ment.


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Gulf County Superintendent of Schools Tim Wilder, contestants
Justin Barnes (runner-up), Hali Price (winner), Trey Goodwin,
Jennifer Wigglesworth (winner) and Courtney McMillion,
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Christelle Tyson, James Brown (not shown) was the Queen
and King of "Station 1" and Mary Smith and Lee Wisham were
the Queen and King of "Station 2" at Bay St. Joseph Care &
Rehabilitation Center. Love poems were read as the "court"
feasted on a beautiful Valentine's cake made by Chris Waldron,
along with other treats.


Patricia Ann Hammond


Patricia Ann Hammond,
born June 27, 1946, died
Sunday February 27. She
leaves behind her loving hus-
band James Walter
Hammond of forty years; five
children, James Eric
Hammond and wife Tina of
Wewahitchka, Kimberlin Sue
Hammond-Pelt and husband
Mitchell of Port St. Joe,
Gordon Franklin Hammond
of Wewahitchka, Jessica Ann
Hammond-Pitts and hus-
band Wayne of Wewahitchka
and Michael Allen Hammond
of Wewahitchka; three sis-
ters, Thelma Money of
Panama City, Dianne

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Narvaez of Puerto Rico, Peggy
Swindell of Panama City, and
two brothers, Glenn Rudd of
Panama City and Jerome
Rudd of Panama City; nine
grandchildren, April, Jimmy,
Anthony, Samantha, Ashley,
Michael, Alexandria,
Frankie, Dillion and one
great-grandchild Cheyenne
all ofWewahitchka.
There will be a memorial
service at the Kingdom Hall
of Jehovahs Witnesses on
Sunday March 6, at 3:00
EST at St. Joe Beach congre-
gation. Family request that
flowers be sent to 140
McGlon Dr., Wewahitchka.


Emily Joy Thompspn and Eric Michael Hoffman

Kent & Hoffman to Wed


Ginny Seifert, Ursula Reynolds, Nancy Joe Garlin and
Catherine Kennedy of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post #10069
graciously volunteered their services. Bay St. Joe appreciates
the ladies of the VFW very much: the parties would not be the
same without them.


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Kent and Janet
Thompson of Tallahassee,
and Port St. Joe are pleased
to announce the engagement
of their daughter Emily Joy
Thompson to Eric Michael
Hoffmann, son of Wayne and
Melody Hoffmann of
Waterloo, Illinois.
Emily received her
Bachelor's degree from the
University of Florida in 2003.
She is currently employed by


Thompson Children's Home
in Charlotte, NC.
Eric received hig -
Bachelor's degree from the"
.University of Illinois in 2003.
He is currently employed by
Habitat for Humanity in
Charlotte, NC.
The wedding is planned
for April 16, 2005 in
Charlotte, North Carolina.


Amy Elizabeth St. Clair & Jarred Lamar Hobbs


St. Clair & Hobbs


Announce Engagement


Mrs. Joseph St. Clair, Jr.
of Wewahitchka is pleased to
announce the engagement
and forthcoming marriage of
her daughter, Amy Elizabeth
St. Clair, to Jarred Lamar
Hobbs of Panama City.
The bride to be is also
the daughter of the late Mr.


Apalachicola s 800 624-3964
Cape San Bias 866 654-0999
Carrabelle 800 613-5962
Eastpoint 800 409-3204
Mexico Beach 0 866 692-3224
Simmons Bayou 877 929-8001
St. George Island 800 525-4793
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office continue on Hyw. 98 approx. 12 /Office continue on Hwy. 98 for approxi- Yeast of Hwy. 65 on Hwy. 98.
miles to Alligator Point Rd. Turn left at mently 4 miles. Home is on the left side Superb bayfront four bedroom, three bath
Bald Point Rd. Turn right at Sailfish St. of highway. Look for balloons! 2,513 sq. ft. home on Lot 5 in Gramercy
Home is toward the end. Custom built waterview four bedroom, 3 Plantation nearing completion by Coastal
Newly renovated interior, updated appli- bath home with 2,600 plus heated sq. ft. Traditions, LLC. MLS#103223. (Meet
ances, some furnishings included. Unbe- plus finished basement, screened patio sales agent in office for an escort to house).
lievable view of the Gulf. MLS#103477. room with pool. MLS#102461. Call Pam Collins at 850 899-1054 or
Call Brian Fletcher at 850 528-3467 or Call Mary T. Katzer 850 510-8244. Hall Bell at 850 899-9694.
Whitney Whitehurst at 850 567-3310.
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1820 E. Gulf Beach Dr., St. George lsla ".324 W. Bayshore Dr., St. George ls. . 91 Avenue C, Apalachicola
Directions: from St. George Island\ Directions: cross bridge to St. George\ Directions: from the Anchor Office in
Anchor office turn East on Gulf Beach island, travel 0.1 mile, turn right on W. yVApalachicola travel west on Hwy. 98 one
Drive approx. 4 miles. 300 Ocean Mile Bayshore Drive. Continue 0.3 mile. block, turn left on 7th St. Go down two
is before you get to the State Park on the House is on the left. Look for balloons! blocks to Avenue C. Turn right on Ave.
right. Nice home on a lot and a half on a corner, C. Rogers is in the middle of the block.
Good value for Gulf View on St. George overlooking canal and Bay. Andersen win- Beautifully renovated three bedroom, two
Island. Two fireplaces, two pools, lots of dows, beautiful cypress exterior, bath all cypress cottage. Completely updat-
amenities come with this 300 Ocean Mile MLS#101225. ed. Tastefully decorated. MLS#103832.
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5291 Clipper Way, Cape San Bias l 306 Monument Avenue, Port St. Joe 35 Balboa Street, St. Joe Beach
Directions: from Port St. Joe travel east Dirltlions from the St. Joe Beach offce. Directions: from Anchor's Joe Beach
on Hwy. 98 to C-30A, veer right on C- start out going southeast on Hwy. 98 \Affice travel west eight blocks. Turn right
30A. Travel 6.8 miles to C-30E. Turn toward Bay Vista Drive for 6.8 miles. -'n Balboa Street. Home is three blocks
right on C-30E, travel to 6 miles to Turn left. Turn right onto Monument on right on the corner of Georgia Ave.
Catamaran Drive, turn left. Go the end Ave. Home is on the right side. This home rests on one beautiful oversized
of Catamaran. High Tide is the first Spacious bay view four bedroom, two bath corner lot. Home and lot have been well
home on the left on Clipper Way. home on one half of an acre in Port St. Joe. maintained. Property has a well for irriga-
Lovely home with private walkover to MLS#101912. tion. Just a short walk to the dedicated
beach. Two decks. MLS#103990. Call 850 648-2020. beach and beautiful sunsets! MLS#102898.
Call Donna Murray at 850 227-4546. Call John Treglown at 850 258-7703.


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Joseph St. Clair, Jr. and the
granddaughter of Mrs. C. H.
Birmingham and the late Mr.
C.H. Birmingham and the
late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph St.
Clair, Sr. She is a 1999 grad-
uate of Wewahitchka High
School and a 2003 graduate
of Florida State University
where she received her
Bachelor's Degree in
Recreation and Leisure
Services Administration. She
is a Certified Therapeutic
Recreation Specialist and is
employed by the Salvation
Army Domestic Violence
Program as a Children's
Counselor.
Her fiance is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Mettille of
Panama City and Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Hobbs of
Pensacola and is the grand-
son of'Mrs. Angelo Vincent
and Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Pratt. He is also the grand-
son of the late Mr. Angelo
Vincent and the late Mr.
Lamar Hobbs. He is a 1992
graduate of Mosley High
School and a 1994 graduate
of Gulf Coast Community
College Law Enforcement
Academy. He is currently
employed by the Springfield
Police Department as a
Sergeant and Investigations
Manager.
A ceremony is planned
for March 26, 3:00 p.m. at
Glad Tidings Assembly of
God Church in
Wewahitchka. A reception
will follow at the bride's
home at 148 Lucy Drive. All
friends and family are invited
to attend.


Vickie Burrows & James Lockstead

Burrows and Lockstead


Plan Spring Wedding
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Sherman of Brookside. The
Burrows of Port St. Joe are ceremony will take place on
proud to announce theMarch 25 at Highland View
engagement of their daugh-
ter Vickie Burrows to James Assembly of God. All friends
Lockstead, son of Levana and family are invited.


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Don't Leave it to Beaver to Find a Home


Currently available for
adoption at the Humane
Society are: Beaver, five-
month old pup (pictured);
Boomer, Dachshund male
mix; Kojak, extra nice male,
about seven months old;
Jetta, 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, six-
months old Macho male
puppy; Crow, small male
dog, good natured, shy;
Yuma, nice, male kitty, six
months old, neutered/shots;
Max & Meagan, Walker mix


pups about five months old;
'and always cats and kitties.
Please go seel
For more information,
contact the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society at 227-1103
or visit the Humane Society's
web site at www.sjbhumane-
society.org.


Community Development Center


Thanks AARP Volunteers


The Corporate Directors
of the Community Develop-
ment Center showed their
appreciation on Wednesday
to the volunteers that staff
the Tourist Information
Center in Mexico Beach. The
American Association of
Retired Persons (AARP) has
provided volunteer support
to the tourist center since it
opened last year. The
President of the CDC, Lynn
Costin Marshall, remarked
that "Literally, we could not
be open five days a week
without the volunteer spirits
of the AARP. They provide a
wonderful community ser-
vice."
The President of AARP,
Gary Woolley, accepted
thanks from the CDC and
each volunteer received
mementos for their service.
While providing support at
the Tourist Information
Center, the volunteers also
help visitors with informa-
tion about the local area,
recreation activities and sup-
port for the computer that


SGreg Woolley, president of AARP, accepted an award from
Jack Mullen on behalf of all the volunteers at the Mexico Beach
Community Development Center.


the CDC makes available to
tourist and residents. Also
recognized for their volunteer
service were Peggy Wood, a
long timb supporter of com-


munity events in Mexico
Beach and Nick Aston for his
assistance at the many fund
raising events the CDC has
sponsored.


v The Mexico Beach CDC and Welcome Center held a luncheon at The Fish House in honor of the
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It's Cucumber Planting Time


Dakota Deshauntae 5ims

Look Who's

Turning One
Dakota Deshauntae
Sims will be turning one on
March 5 and will celebrate
his birthday party on
Sunday, March 6. He is the
son of Shemeka Sims. His
grandparents are Thomas
and Carolyn Sims, and his
great grandparents are Leola
and Stephen Gathers. He will
be celebrating with his fami-
ly and friends.
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by Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director
It's cucumber-planting
time Some gardeners may
already have cukess" in the
ground. They can be planted
from January through March
in South and Central
Florida, and from February
through April in the
Northern portions of our
state. Just don't wait too
long, because cucumbers do
not grow well during the hot
humid months of summer.
Cucumbers are a popu-
lar crop with Florida garden-
ers, because they're easy to
grow in'all areas of our state.
Extension vegetable special-
ist, Jim Stephens, of the
University of Florida's
Institute of Food and


Agricultural Sciences, pro-
vided my information.
There are two general,
types of cucumbers large
varieties, grown for slicing
and eating fresh, and small
types, produced for pickling.
Several kinds in each catego-
ry grow well in Florida. We
won't give a long list of vari-
eties. Just ask your garden
center operator or County
Agent for seeds of the types
you want to grow, slicers or
picklers.
Cucumbers grow best in
slightly acid soils. If the pH
of your garden plot is below
five-point-five (5.5), you
should add lime three to
five pounds of dolomite per
100 square feet of row,
applied one to three months


Firefighters Graduate from Gulf Coast
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ated from Gulf Coast The following students
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February 23. Apking, Erich D. Cameron,
The Big Three Award Derek D. Cope, Richard C.
was received by Nathan Green, III, Michelle
Hickingbottom. The recipi- Gutierrez, Thomas J.
ent of the Academic Award Herndon, James Linck-
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prior to planting. If your soil
pH is above six-point-six
(6.6), you probably should
add some minor plant foods,
such as iron and man-
ganese. These can be applied
when you fertilize.
When preparing the gar-


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den for cucumbers, broad-
cast one quart of a general-
purpose fertilizer, such as 8-
8-8 or 10-10-10, along every
25 feet of row. Mix the fertil-
izer into the soil to a depth of
three or four inches. Next,
shape up the bed. Then,
open shallow furrows about
three inches from both sides
of the line fertilizer in each
25 feet of furrow. Cover the


fertilizer with soil, and water
the prepared bed before sow-
ing the seeds. Every two or
three weeks, after the plants
start growing, add a little fer-
tilizer, about one cup per 25
feet of row and water it in.
Cucumbers are started
by planting seeds directly in
the garden. Sow seeds two or
three times thicker than the
spacing suggested on the
seed packet. When the first
true leaves appear, thin the
plants to the proper spacing.
Keep the soil well moistened
by watering thoroughly once
or twice a week.
While cucumbers are
easy to grow, some care is
needed. An area at least one
foot in diameter around each
plant should be kept weed
free. Watch for aphids, leaf
miners, beetles, and fruit
worm. If insects attack,
spray or dust the plants with
Malathion, Diazinon, or
Sevin.
Damage from damping-
off fungi is a common prob-
lem with young seedlings.
This danger can be mini-
mized by planting treated
seeds. Mildews and leaf
spots, which may injure
growing leaves, can be con-
trolled by weekly applica-


tions of fungicide, such as
Riodomil. Mulching around.
the plants will prevent some
fruit rots.
Since there are both
male and female flowers on
each vine, bees are needed
for pollination. Male flowers
will not form fruit. So, don't
be alarmed when you see
these dropping from the
vines.
Cucumbers should be
picked when they are tender,
crisp and green. Removing
ripe fruit from the vine
encourages new fruit growth.
Small slicing cucumber may
be used for pickling. But
pickling types make poor
slicers.

Correction on Article for

"Jumping for Healthy Hearts"

In the article "Jumping
r Healthy Hearts," in last
ek's edition of The Star, it
was reported that Port St.
Joe Elementary's grades
three through five participat-
ed in the "Jump Rope for
Heart" American Heart
Association fundraiser.
Second grade also participat-
ed.


Christian Ward

Christian is Two
Christian Ward celebrat-
ed her second birthday on
Jan. 23 with a Jo Jo's Circus
birthday party at her home
in Wewahitchka. There were
lots of friends and family,
including her sisters Kaleigh
and Hannah, to help her cel-
ebrate.
Christian is the daughter
of Chris and Tammy Ward.
She is the granddaughter of
Ralph and Linda Shoemaker
of Kinard and Sonny and
Mable Ward of Wewa. She is
the great-granddaughter of
Dorothy Ward of Port St. Joe
and May Helen Gray of
Wewa.


Kamari Clayton

Look Who's Two
Kamari Clayton is the
daughter of Courtney Lenox
and Jabar Clayton of Port St.
Joe. She is the granddaugh-
ter of Antoinette Lenox and
Marilyn Clayton, all of Port
St. Joe.
Kamari will celebrate her
birthday at Nathan Peters,
Jr. Park on March 5 with her
family and friends.


Jeff Galloway da858-20
P ude 45 East First St.
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Theron Turns One
Theron MacKenzie
McLeod celebrated his first
birthday oh January 30 with
a barnyard-themed party
with his family and friends.
Theron' is the son of
Mack and Amy McLeod of
Kinard. He is the grandson of
Jimmy and Darlene Layfield
of Blountstown and Ralph
anl Linda Shoemaker of
Kirad.
Theron enjoys playing
with his big sister Chloey,
riding his wagon, riding the
four-wheeler with his daddy
and visiting .his Nanny and
PaPa.
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Curtis Cryderman
"Local Realtor" &
owner of Marathon Martial Arts
Curtis has been involved in
all aspects of real estate in
the local area for over 15
years. So for all your real
estate needs Curtis can be
reached at

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3001 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach
(850) 648-1102
cell (850)258-8039


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THE BANK
Port St. Joe Mexico Beach
Apalachicola *Carrabelle
For All Your
Financial Needs
MEMBER FDIC E L OUHSING LENER

COSTIN & 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


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Port S


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

CRYSTAL SANDS REALTY
1602 Highway 98,
Mexico Beach
(850) 6484400 888385-1844
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


Good.Shepherd .futheran Church
929 South Tyndall arkway
lfanama City, florida 32404
phone 871-6311
www.GoodShepherdLC.com

regular Sunday Worship at 8.00 am. 10:30 am.
Sunday School /,~dult SstJffed nurser is provided during the
Sunday School hour and 10:30 worship service.
lease accept this special invitation to be our guest

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


) FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
S 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship
10:00 a.m. Sixteenth Street
Fellowship Time
10:45 a.m.
Adult School 0 1
11:00 a.m.
*Sunday School
*Young Children
PTo R r y 71 /Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.
Pastor Rev. J. Re l Cameron ...


First United Methodist
oChurch of Mexico Beach
1I North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services: 8:00 a.m. CST & 9:30 a.m. CST
Sunday School: 10:45 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist Church
NURSERY PROVIDED
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


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


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


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


Tsunami Disaster Benefit March 5th


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

Let The Revival

Begin in Port St. Joe
Let's come together as one in Jesus Christ
and pray for healing, salvation and revival in
these troubled times.
International speaker and worship leader,
Senior Chaplain Robert Ralph of Lael
Ministries International based in Rochester,
Michigan, invites everyone to attend revival
meetings, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday,
March 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 Jesusatouch 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.

Soul Jam 2005
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
problem 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. 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.


until 6:00 p.m. CST at the First United
Methodist Church, 111 22nd St., Mexico
Beach.
Any donations for the silent auction are
appreciated, and the company's name will be
recognized for your 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.
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.

Fun Day for Children
Port St. Joe Church of God in Christ and
North Port St. Joe Youth Initiative will sponsor
a Fun Day for children on March 12 at 163
Avenue D from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Food, games, fellowship and value-
enhanced activities are planned. A follow-up
session will be held on March 19, and everyone
is invited.
For more information, contact John Crosby
at 850-229-8983 or call the church at 850-229-
9490.

Jeanne Smith to Speak


at Ladies Meeting

Australian Jeanne Smith will be the guest
speaker at a Ladies Meeting to be held
Saturday, March 5 at 2 p.m. in the fellowship of
Oak Grove Assembly of God Church. All area
ladies are invited to attend and be a part of this
service.
Jeanne was in the area last year minister-
ing prophetically with her uplifting and inspir-
ing messages. She will also be the speaker
Sunday morning at the Ladies Day service.
For additional information, call the church
office or Lynda Bordelon,

"Sunday Dinner" at New

Bethel AME Church
The ladies at New Bethel A.M.E. Church
'will be serving "Sunday Dinner" March 6, from
11:30 p.m. until 2 p.m.,The menu is baked
chicken, combread dressing, string beans,
sweet potato casserole, rolls, homemade cake
and tea. The donation for this scrumptious din-
ner is $6. You are invited to dine in or carry out.
To place orders, please call 229-6179 or con-
tact one of the ladies. The church is located at
the corer of Avenue C and HIghway 98.

Arts & Crafts Show


Annual Men's Day at Thompson Temple


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Church of Christ

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


^^rst Baptist Chfurci
"-,,-- 102 THIRD STREET, PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Ministerof 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
Oak Grove .ssemblv ofod
David ,. aernandez. Pastor
Office: 850-227-137 Parsonage: 850-229-6271
613 Madison Street 'Port St. Joef. J
Schedule of Services
Sunday Wednesdav
Sunday School 9:45am Mid'Week Meal 5.00pm
M(ornln 'Worship l0:45am ld Week Bible Study 6:15pm
XIds on the Mae 10:45am .Mntistry nation 6:15pm
Cross Training Youth 6:Spm
Men's Mnistry- Monday- 6:30pm
Ladles Mlnistry Tuesday- 7:00pm
Dynamic Pralsei "Worship- 'reaching the Pure Word


The brethren of Philadelphia Primitive
Baptist Church in Port St. Joe will be celebrat-
ing its Annual Men's Day on Sunday, March
6th starting with Church School at 10 a.m.
The speaker for the 11 a.m. worship services
will be the Elder Raymond Sanders, pastor of
"Mt;.Olive Primitive Baptist Church Sopchoppy,
FL. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Beach Baptist


Dinner Menu

The menu for Beach Baptist Chapel's
Wednesday night supper for March 9, will be
meatloaf, mashed potatoes, string beans,
Dessert and tea. Dinners may be eaten in or
taken out and are served from 4 to 6 p.m. EST.
A $5 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.

Gospel/Bluegrass Pickin'

in Howard Creek March 5

All gospel and bluegrass pickers are invit-
ed to attend a festival honoring the two musi-
cal styles on Saturday, March 5 at 7681 Doc
Whitfield Rd, Howard Creek.
For more information, call Helen at 827-
2255.


The date has been set for the Arts and
Crafts show at Thompson Temple. The show
will begin Saturday at 1 p.m. on March 5,
and the viewing will continue until 9 p.m.

Saved or Religious

Are you religious,
Or are you saved by grace?
Could you stand before Jesus,
Face to face?
Does your life show that Jesus lives with-
in?
Do you put up a good front Sunday,
But live the rest of the week in sin?
If a poor lost man came to church next
Sunday,
Tell me, what would you do?
Would you tell him to hit the road,
Or offer him a seat on your pew?
Do you know someone who is really in
need,
But you won't help because of jealousy
or greed?
Do you help your neighbors and other
friends too?
Do you give cheerfully,
As God has given you?
If you know Jesus and don't live His way,
You had better get ready judgement's
coming one day.
Billy Johnson


. Long Avenue Baptist Church

Touching Lives...

One Heart At A Time :.i
A community of Worship, Work. and Witness to the glory of God

MEETING TOGETHER

March 6 May 8
1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe,FL
For More Information Call 229-8691


Worship on Sunday:
10:30am and 7:00pm


Bible Study on Sunday:
9:15am and 6:00pm


Worship on Wednesday:
7:00pm


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Every Thursday at 7 p.m.
St. Patrick's Church Hall


27 Sixth Street
Apalachicola


INine Games!! Two Jackpots!!

Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship ... Port t. Joe
10:30 Suhday Morning ApolochicoHwy. 98Pan.ma City
7:00 Wednesday Evening <
Pastors Andrew
&
Cathy Rutherford Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates Family if Churh
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net V Wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)


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

W1 iijL "A Reformed Voice
gWi in the Community"

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

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

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


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


Dan Rhodes PASTOR
Jarrod Wester
Director of Touth Ministries
DeborahLoyless
Director of Children Ministries


Jesus is Lord an He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:

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582 Ling Street HighlandView
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1506


Mike Westbrook,
Pastor


Sunday School
Morning Worship
Evening Service
Discipleship Training
Wednesday Prayer


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


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


Worship:


9:30 a.m. Sunday


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


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


The Friends of Camp enjoy music by Barry
Helen will be hosting A Water Langford.
Tower Restoration Dedi- Camp Helen's history
cation and Friends of Camp continues with a dramatic
Helen Kick Off celebration on story of how the land came to
Saturday, March 5 from 11 be preserved and of the
a.m. to 3 p.m. The dedication unique alliance between the
'ceremony will be held at Florida Parks and Recreation
noon to publicly commemo- Division, area citizens, and
rate the completion of the their college.
restoration of. the Camp In 1995, Camp Helen
Helen Water Tower. The was slated for development.
Padgett family will be present Inspired by the sole voice of a
to share their unique histori- letter to the editor of the
cal perspective as former Panama City News Herald,
caretakers of the property, Gulf Coast Community
and tours of the park will be College's Citizen Leadership
available. Citizens are invited Institute facilitated the work
to come stroll around the of concerned citizens
unique park, listen to stories earnestly committed to sav-
of the park's history, and ing pristine features of the

Lifeguard Training Class

The Wellness & Athletics Natatorium (NA 303).
Division of Gulf Coast. Prospective students are
Community College will offer requested to register in the
a series of lifeguard training Admissions and Records
classes to be held March 10- office. The class is limited to
21 and April 7-18. 25 students.
Students must be 15 25 students.
years old on or before the The cost for the course is
last day of the class they $95. Enrollment does not
enroll in. The prerequisite include books obtained from
swim ability is to be able to the American Red Cross at
swim 500 yards and show 430 East 15th Street,
stroke proficiency in Panama City, Florida. The
freestyle, breaststroke and cost, however, does include
sidestroke. It is also neces- Red Cross certification card,
sary to be able to recover a issued following s essful
10 pound brick from the issued following successful
10 pound brick from the
deep end of the pool and to completion of the course.
tread water for two minutes. For additional informa-
Classes will meet from tion, call Carl Kleinschmidt
6:00 to 10:00 p.m. in the 872-3832.


Letter of Thanks
We would like to express you to Brother Dave
our heartfelt gratitude to Fernandez, Brother Nick
everyone who shared in our Comforer and
loss. Thank you for all the avis, Rocky Comforter and
prayers, food, monetary gifts his staff. God bless you all.
and visits. A special thank The Larry Farmer Family


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Beasley and Nickson Family

Express Sincere Appreciation


property and ensuring is a unique geological land-
unparalleled environmental :.fqrm~, surrounded on three
ly-based learning experi- sides by the Gulf of Mexico,
ences. Ultimately, the 180- Phillips Inlet and Lake
acre site secured as a high Powell. The diversity provid-
priority status for state.. ed by the three different
preservation, was purchased water bodies creates a habi-
by The Nature Conservancy tat for wildlife that includes
and was held until it could rare shorebirds and Bald
be .purchased through Eagles. The 183.5-acre park
SFlorida's'CARL Trust Funds .contains. maritime. ham-
The .- Department "' of .mock4qf'freshwater wetlands,
Environmental Regulation sand pine scrub and coastal
oversees the property, which: dunes. as well as a salt
officially functions under the- marsh. The lodge at Camp
authority of Florida's premier Helen and its cottages offer a
state park system. look at how tourists spent
Future projects include a their vacations in the 1940s.
GCCC Environmental :Be prepared to hike a bit to
Education ,Center to be enjojr:this park's wonderful-
Sestablished- onH*'- GCCG;'. 4,,..Xrails 'aid beaches. Fishing'
leased 35 acres 'n the n'oth- 6for both fresh and saltwater
side of U.S. Hwy. 98 in specit' has traditionally
' 'aiiima; Cif The 1cenelr WiI beer popular at Camp Helen.
provide educational experi- Park admission for this
ences that encourage preser- event is free. Hot dogs and
vation and stewardship of a beverages will be offered for a
diverse ecosystem and will small donation to the
also function as a space for Friends of Camp Helen.
creativity in the sciences, Camp Helen is located at
arts and humanities. 23937 Panama City Beach
SCamp Helen State Park. Parkway, Panama City


Kidfest, Comes
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The Tw-elfth Annual sible for parents to move
Kidfest nill be held Saturday, :from welfare to work,
.April 16, from 10:00 a.i. to encouragess the role of the
5:00 p.m. (Central Time) on parent ,as the child's first
the grounds ,of Gulf Coast teacher, enhances the pro-
Community College in fessional development of
:Panama City, Florida. The early childhood educators,
festival provides a day of and provides direct services
activities and entertainment for children and families. As
for children and families in,, a private, not-for-profit cor-
the Tri-State region. portion, EEC counts on the
Approximately 7,000 people ,community to help us fulfill
attend Kidfest each year. our mission. Kidfest is a
Sponsors, entertainers;, :,wonderful celebration that,
vendors, volunteers, .and provides a day of fun and
other participants of chile- magic fof children of all ages.
dren's activities are needed All area businesses, indi-
to '.prtake in .Kidfest: 2005- viduals, or organizations
presented by Early interested in participating in
Education and Care, Inc. 'Kidfest by sponsoring an
Induiduals interested in activity or contributing
being considered as ,enter- funds, services, or volunteer
trainers, please send an audio hours can contact Early
tape or DVD/VHS tape to Education and Care, Inc. at
Early Education and Care, (850) 872-7550, extension
SInc., o Entertaiment 2260 or 1-800-768-8316,
Chair, .450 Jenks Avenue, extension 2260.
Panama City, FL 32401 or


Beach, FL, just west of the
Phillips Inlet Bridge on "the
Bay County and Walton
County line. The entrance is
south of U.S. Hwy 98,
approximately 6 miles west
of State Road 79.
For information about.
the GCCC Environmental
Education Center, please
contact Kevin,Kimble at 769-
1551, ext: 3821. For infor-


mation about becoming a
Friend oa Canrp Helen State;
Park please contact:
Citizen Support
Organization
Friends of Camp Helen
State Park
P.O. Box 19338
Panama City Beach,
Florida 32413
camphelen@msn.com


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The family of Brother
Odhero Beasley. wishes- to:
express our sincere appreci-
ation for your prayers, visits,
telephone calls, flowers,
cards, gifts and other acts of
kindness shown to us during
the prolonged period of ill-
ness and death of our loved
one. We especially thank The


Body of Christ Jesus Church,
and The Commuinityt Choir ,
for their services rendered
for the family.
Our prayer is for God to
bestow his richest blessings
upon each of you.
The Beasley Family and
Nickson Family


call their telephone ,numbers bl
i]lsted '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-


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Help round-up the following

notorious Household Hazardous Waste
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PAINT OIL SOLVENT


AND GANG ME MB ERS: Fuel, Batteries,
Antifreeze, Lead,
Arsenic, Silver, Cleaners, Fluorescent Lamps,
Mercury Containing Devices, Pesticides Herbicides,
(and other pollutants)
If you find these villains hiding out in your home round them up and bring 'em in.

Gulf County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

March 19 Gulf County Courthouse
9 AM 3 PM Eastern Time
Due to Hazardous Nature of Certain Components in Home Computers, We
Will be Accepting Old Computer Hardware including Processors, Monitors,
Keyboards, Printers, Scanners, etc.
CESQG waste accepted at a reduced rate.
Not accepted: pressurized cylinders, explosives, biohazardous or radioactive materials.


REWARD

Put Hazardous Waste in its place. Keep Gulf County Beautiful!
For more information, please call the Gulf County Solid Waste Department at 850-227-3696.
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Social Season in Full Swing at St. Joe Community Center


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.


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
tAe Southern Gospel Group, "The Christian Heirs" of Blountstown, Florida.


is offering a

FREE

Certified Nursing Assistance Class
every month at our facility
located at

220 Ninth Street
Port St. Joe, Florida

For those interested in an exciting career in the Medical Field,
Call for details to Cathy Epps, LPN @ 850-229-8244 x 118


PUBLIC NOTICE

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

1. Approve Minutes February 15, 2005
2. LDR Revision Committee Report.
3. Variance Road setback CH Properties James A. Cox Parcel ID #04247-005R Lot 2 Center Peach
Beach in Section 16, Township 7 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida encroaching into the road
setback 10 feet.
4. Variance Road setback CH Properties James A. Cox Parcel ID #04247-000R Lot 1 Center Peach
; Beach in Section 16, Township 7 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida encroaching into the road
setback 10 feet.
5. Small Scale Land Use Change Archie Barbee Parcel ID #03326-220R Changing 2.43 acres of
Agricultural to Residential Low Density. Subject to all development regulation required by Gulf County.
6. Preliminary Plat Approval Ashwood Development Company Beach to Bay Parcel ID #06370-001 R, &
#06370-050R 9.55 acres in Section 36, Township 8 South, Range 12 West, Gulf County, Florida a
proposed 28 unit development subject to all development regulation required by Gulf County.
7. Preliminary Plat Approval Bobby Borders Magnolia Reserve Parcel ID #03330-000R 22.63 acres in
Section 13, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a proposed 26 unit development
subject to all development regulation required by Gulf County.
8. Final Plat Approval Bill Beaty Hidden Ridge Subdivision- Parcel ID #03816-050R 5.91 acres in Section
4, Township 7 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a proposed 8 unit development subject to all
development regulation required by Gulf County.
9. Final Plat Approval St Joseph Living, Inc. Plantation Palms Parcel ID #03083-020R 6.50 acres in
Section 30, Township 8 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida a proposed 21 unit development
subject to all development regulation required by Gulf County.
10. Final Plat Approval B.J. Heard Lantana By The Sea Parcel ID #06314-OR,& #06306-001R 3.90
acres in Section 23, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a proposed 11 unit
development subject to all development regulation required by Gulf County.
11. Final Plot Approval Booth Associates SE, Inc. Windswept at Cape San Bias Parcel ID #06268-574R,
#06268-572R,&06268-570R 6.59 acres in Section 6, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County,
Florida a proposed 12 unit development subject to all development regulation required by Gulf County.
12. Preliminary Plat Approval Parvey Companies Sand Dunes Phase II Parcel ID #06268-062R, #06268-
060R 4.10 acres in Section 7, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, a proposed 12
unit development subject to all development regulations required by Gulf County.
13. WindMark Beach DO/PDP.
14. Comprehensive Plan/EAR Update.
15. Revisions to LDR and Subdivision Ordinance.
16. Staff.

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


Good Friday brings
Good Singing
March 25 will bring a
Good Friday Gospel Concert,
featuring recording artist
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 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 in her spare time.


Florida Master Naturalist



Freshwater Wetlands Course


The Apalachicola
National Estuarine Research
Reserve and Nature Center
will be hosting a Florida
Master Naturalist
Freshwater Wetlands Course
from March 4, through May
20.
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.


Mexico Beach Annual Fire Sale


The annual Mexico
Beach Fire Sale will be held
Saturday, March 19, begin-
ning at 7 a.m. CST. There
will be bargains galore,' and
hot dogs and drinks for sale
by the Mexico Beach fire


department.
If you have any items to
donate, please drop them off
at the Fire Department at
118 N. 14th Street, or if you
need a pick-up, call 648-
4790.


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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

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BA, LR & Family Room w/fireplace. Fenced back yard
with bay view. New appliances. Extra driveway for
boat or RV.

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


LOTS AND LAND
Bayview lot on Highway 30 $225,000
Palm Breeze Lots Starting at $65,000
Seagrass at Cape San Bias $445,000


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Free Tax Service Available for Seniors A


Seniors can receive will be assisted each any tax records for 2004.
assistance with filing income Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to Returns will be filed electron-
tax returns over the next few 1 p.m. EST; in Wewahitchka,
weeks at the Senior Citizen's each Friday from 10 a.m. to ically on the premises.
Centers in Wewahitchka and 1 p.m. CST. For more information,
Port St. Joe. Seniors are asked to
In Port St. Joe, seniors bring their 2003 taxes and please call 229-8466.



Saving for Retirement


by Aaron Farnsley
CFP, ChFC, MBA
With tax season quickly
approaching, many people
are beginning to review their
overall financial situation.
One aspect of their finances
that many people question is
how to best save for retire-
ment.
Saving for retirement
has many analytical factors
involved in the decision mak-
ing process. For example,
how much income do I want
or need to live on when I
retire, how will inflation
impact my income goals,
how much money do I need
to generate this income, etc.
Once these questions are
answered, people then ask
simply, "how do I save?"
Savings accounts fall
into two broad categories
which are "qualified" and
"non-qualified." Non-quail-'
fled savings is your normal
savings that receives no spe-
cial tax benefits. Because
they are intended to provide
for one's retirement, the IRS
gives the owners of these
accounts special tax incen-
tives. The most common type
of qualified plan is the
401(k), but can include a
wide range of other retire-
ment plans. Most qualified
plans provide a benefit in the
form of tax deduction and
tax-deferred growth of earn-
ings. Although not technical-
ly considered a "qualified"
plan, traditional IRAs pro-
vide very similar benefits in
the form of a tax deduction
and tax-deferred growth of
earnings. Roth IRAs provide
no current tax deduction,
but provide for tax-free


growth of earnings.
However, for receiving
these tax benefits, the IRS
says that you must leave
your money in some type of
qualified plan until age 59. If
you choose to cash out
before then, you are taxed on
the money and charged a
10% penalty tax. There are
exceptions to the 10% penal-
ty tax if you become dis-
abled, have a financial hard-
ship, purchase your first
home (up to $10,000), or
retire early and begin taking
equal payments over your life
expectancy, The bottom line
is that participating in some
type of tax advantage
account is the most efficient
way to save for your retire-
ment, but you should not
consider touching the money
until you truly retire.
So far we have addressed
a few of the technical aspects
of savings for retirement.
However, there are both ana-
lytical and emotional aspects
that go into any financial
planning decision. It has
been my experience that
emotional and. lifestyle
issues are the greatest deter-
minate of how well someone
saves for retirement.
Saving is basically a
habit. It is the ability to live
within your means and save
on a consistent basis. The
best savers are those who
review their budgets, deter-
mine how much they can
save and then save on a con-
sistent basis. The key is to
treat your monthly savings
like any other bill this
means having it deducted
directly from your paycheck
or checking account on a


regular basis. You will most
likely not see immediate
gratification for your efforts,
but over time and through
the compounding effect of
earnings, the account will
grow significantly.
Overall, the keys to sav-
ing for retirement are to use
a qualified plan that provides
tax benefits and makes sav-
ing a consistent habit.
Aaron Farnsley is a
Certified Financial Planner, a
Chartered Financial
Consultant, and has an MBA
from Florida State
University. For questions
regarding this article, or sug-
gestions for topics of future
articles, please e-mail Aaron
Farnsley at Aaron.Farnsley
@Farnsley.com, or call him
at 653-3233.


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Peacebuilders of the Week Feb 28 Mar 4
Front Row from Left: Pre-K-Dakarian Larry; Kindergarten-William Hamilton; 1st Grade-
Destiny Brewer (not pictured).
Back Row from Left: 2nd Grade-Kaylee Butts; 3rd Grade-Andre Le; 4th Grade-Tanyaneka
Pittman; 5th Grade-Connor Clark.


Gulf County Awarded Federal Funds


Gulf County has been
chosen to receive $6,677 to
supplement emergency food
and shelter programs in the
county.
The selection was made
by a national board that is
chaired by the Federal
Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) and consists.
of representatives from the
Salvation Army, American
Red Cross, United Jewish
Communities, Catholic
Charities, USA, National
Council of Churches of
Christ in the USA and United
Way of America. These agen-
cies will provide the adminis-
trative staff and function as
fiscal agents. The board was
charged to distribute funds


appropriated by Congress to ommending agencies to apply.
help expand the capacity of receive these funds and any Gulf County has distrib-
food and shelter programs in additional funds available uted emergency food and
high-need areas in the coun- under this phase of the pro- shelter funds previously with
try. gram. the Gulf County Senior
A local board made up of Under the terms of the Citizens Association partici-
representatives appointed by grant from the national pating with the Gulf County
the Gulf County Board of board, the local organization Board of County
County Commissioners, chosen to receive funds Commissioners. They were
Catholic Charities, American must: 1) be private voluntary responsible for providing
Red Cross, United Way, non-profits or units of gov- 4,506 meals in 2004 in Gulf
Salvation Army, a represen- ernment 2) have an approved County.
tative of the homeless and accounting system 3) prac- Public or private volun-
the Port St. Joe Ministerial tIce nondiscrimination 4) tary organizations interested
Association will determine have demonstrated the capa- in applying for Emergency
how the funds awarded to abilityy to deliver emergency Food and .Shelter Program
Gulf County are to be dis- food. and/or shelter pro- funds- asiould contact Larry
tribute among the emer- grams and 5) .ff.ey-are.a.,,Wells at 850-229-9110 at the
agency food and shelter pro- i__Iva or volulntary orgatii 'Gulf County Courthouse f6r
grams run by. locaLervlee- zation, they must have a vy information concerning
organizations. The local uittary board. Qualifying 'applying. The deadline for
board is responsible for rec- organizations are urged to applying is March 17.


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL e Thursday, March 3, 2005 o 9B


Established 1 937 e Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years







Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surround


HOMES FOR SALE HOMES FOR SALE HOMES FOR SALE HOMES FOR SALE HOMES FOR SALE


S200 GAUTIER MEMO-
r RIAL LANE 'Villa San
-* T I Pedro' offers an incredi-
ble location in one PSJ
S ..:: best neighborhoods.
.. i' Enjoy'the magnificent sun-
sets from the master bed-
room's 'hidden' porch. 4-
bed/2.5 bath. Large
kitchen/family room +
large formal living and
dining rooms. Fireplace in living and master bedroom. Wonderful large
rooms and spaces. MLS# 104004 $715,000 Call Natalie Shoaf at
850-227-4355 or email Natalie@c21gulfcoastrealty.com


125 Gulf Coast Circle
Port St Joe 4BR/2B
home in great location.
,: Very near schools, col-
lege, churches and down-
Stown Port St Joe. This
lovely home has hard-
wood flooring, tile in
kitchen and bathrooms,
carpet, fireplace, Vinyl
siding, metal roofing,
landscaping, gated subdivision. Approx 2800 square feet. Call Perky
White 850-227-5164. MLS#101673 $409,900.00


427 Cape Plantation
Dr., Port St. Joe Best
S: ... .. .. of both worlds quiet,
near town, and having a
: gorgeous view from
S!:-: : screened carpeted back
Sporch and great room of
your home on the 16th
green of St. Joseph Bay
Country Club! Lovely and
well maintained 3 Br 2 Ba
home recently renovated with new carpet, appliances, and painted inside
and out. Beautiful fireplace in the great room. Has surround sound, Direct
TV, and elevator. Many amenities Must seel $495,000 MLS
104069 Call Ellen Allemore for appointment 227-5146 or
648-5683.


1039 Hwy 71 South,
Blountstown -Great
Business Investment!
Approx. 6 Acres with 600
feet on east right-of-way
of HwyL71 S. Large well
maintained building with
._ 4 restrooms, 8 small
Soffices,12 larger offices
and more rooms.
Additional area 84'X60'
with 10 work bays. Glass storefront with stucco columns. Much potential
and possibilities! $900,000 MLS 104112. Call Ellen 850-227-
7146 or 800-260-1137 Ext. 16.


St. Joe Beach,101,
Nautilus Drive-This
property is within distance
to St. Joe Beach and is
located in a nice subdivi-
sion. All appliances will
convey including washer
and dryer. Property has a
well but is on city water
and a privacy fence
around back yard.


LOT LISTINGS


BEACHES
Sweetwater Shores-Nice gulf view lot with
FEMA available. mls# 103397 $235,000
* Overstreet Pine Breeze Subdivision located less than
a half mile from the Intra-Coastal Waterway. MLS#
103778 $135,000
* Mexico Beach, Interior lot This is within walking
distance to the beach. Underground utilities, paved streets,
curbing. MLS# 103753 $249,900
Sea Haven Estates lot #23. This great new sub-
division is just three blocks from beach. Subdivision
features landscaped entrance, curved roads.
Covenants and restrictions and architectural controls
are in place. MLS#102598 $205,000 Call
Natalie 850-227-4355
EASTPOINT
* Lakes on the Bluff Subdivision, Eastpoint. New
gated subdivision, pool, clubhouse, Apalachicola Bay
access. Three lots to choose from starting at


225 Spruce Avenue, Overstreet
- Home with waterfront property. 2BR
2BA furnished mobile home on
160'x230' lot. Included in price is
waterfront lot 77'x240', can have dock.
Country setting, access to East Bay and
Gulf. Private subdivision boat landing
for launching boats. mls#103249
$169,000 Contact Brenda Miller
850-227-5380


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


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





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



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


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









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


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


MEXICO BEACH,1 13 40TH STREET- 3 BR/2
BA Cottage fully furnished and located only steps
away from the beach. End of street has nice
boardwalk to beach. This is currently on the rental
program with Century 21. CALL CAROL BELL
FOR MORE INFORMATION 850-227-
4252. MLS#101570 $625,000


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


LOT LISTINGS


starting at $11,550. MLS#98536.
* Chipola Landing Enjoy quiet country living in
Dalkeith. 1/2 acre to 6 acre lots will have very light
restrictions. The subdivision is located near the
Chipola River and between Bryant and Douglas
Landings. Septic required. Lots starting at
$17,900.
CAPE SAN BLAS
MLS# 102736. This is a large 1st Tier lot just over
1/2 acre. Home site will have a great view of the
Gulf. Lot lines are staggered in this subdivision to
give greatest view advantage. 7552 Shoreline Drive,
Peninsula Estates, Cape San Bias. Call Diane
Scholz at 850/227-6297.
* 214 White Sands Drive-First tier lot with great views of
Cape San Bias. Gulf Access via boardwalk. Call Susie
White 800-451-2349 mls#102589 $695,000
* Paradise Gulf Bay Subdivision Interior lot.
$289,000


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










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




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

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


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


LOT LISTINGS


* 364 Gulf Pines Drive- A nice gulf front lot in a pres-
tigious'subdivision. Federal flood insurance available. Call
Ellen Allemore $1,500,000 mls#101604.
* 1st tier lot in the Cottages. Subdivision has pool,
cabana, lush landscaping and two beach accesses. Lot is
located in front of the access point and .will have excellent
view. FEMA Flood Insurance available. Call Mark
Schultz at 850-227-5605
* 1st Tier Lot in Money Bayou area. Lot runs from
C-30 to Griffin Ave. Beside Beach Drive on point for easy
beach access and great view. Lot is large enough for house
and pool. FEMA Flood Insurance area. Call Mark
Schultz at 850-227-5605.
* Sunset Village- This development is located at
St. Joe Beach, surrounded by Windmark Beach
development. Amenities include pool, bath house,
landscaped entrance accented with brick pavers,
New Orleans style street lighting. Covenants and
Restrictions, Homeowners Association. Phase three is
now available. Lots start at $299,500


mls#103531 $349,900



LOT LISTINGS


LOT LISTINGS


LOT LISTINGS


$175,000. Each over 1/3 acre. Call Brenda
Miller 850-227-5380 for details.
PORT ST. JOE
* Southgate Subdivision in beautiful Port St.
Joe. Gated Community, Brick Pavers, underground utili-
ties. Close to schools, churches and downtown. Call Mark
Schultz at 850-227-5605.
* Port St. Joe's newest business address
offers just 41 commercial lots with water front
views, tasteful landscaping with water fountains,
brick pavers and more! A charming "Old Florida"
planned development perfect for professional offices,
shops. Strict architectural control. Act fast
Lots starting at $299,900
OTHER GULF COUNTY ACREAGE
Treasure Bay, C-30 -A bayview lot with deeded
access to the bay with a short drive to the beach.
mls#103582 $195,000
* Lots at Bryant's Landing with prices


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Century 21 Office Ranked No. 1 for Gulf County and Region
.Just as Century 21 Gulf volume. The Century 21 Gulf Atlanta, Pensacola, Panama Florida. Said Rish, "Century have over 20 of the area's we will just continue to
Coast Realty, Inc. was taking Coast Realty firm led all Gulf City, Birmingham and all of 21 is the most nationally rec- best agents. I am proud of
top honors: recently at the County realtors with Georgia, Alabama and North ognized brand and we now their work and expect that grow."


Gulf County Realtors Awards
Banquet, the firm was. noti-
fied by Century 21 Corporate
headquarters of Parsippany,
NJ, that the Port St. Joe
office led all others in the
Georgia South Region for the
fourth quarter of 2004. Jay
Rish, broker/owner, of
Century 21 ranked No. 1 in
Gulf County for total trans-
actions in 2004. Partner
Brent Faison ranked No. 1 in
Gulf County for total sales


$167,000,000 in sales vol-
ume and 516 transactions
for the year.
Century 21 has held the
top spot in Gulf County in
sales volume, according to
Multiple Listing Service
Statistics (MLS), for 2002,
2003, 2004. The Port St. Joe
office has also led Century
21's Georgia South Region
for the past three quarters.
The region includes Century
21 offices from the areas of


What's New


For Lunch?

Port St. Joe Elementary &

Wewahitchka Elementary School
Thursday, March 3, salisbury steak, mashed potatoes w/
gravy, green beans, apples, rolls and milk. Friday, March 4,
pizza with ground beef, tossed salad w/ ranch dressing,
pineapple chunks and milk. Monday, March 7, hot dogs, cole
slaw, peas, peanut butter bars and milk. Tuesday, March 8,
sloppy joes, french fries, banana spice cake and milk.
Wednesday, March 9, oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes
w/ gravy, green beans, fruit cocktail, rolls and milk.
Port St. Joe Middle School &

Port St. Joe High School
Thursday, March 3, turkey and cheese sandwich, french
fries, lettuce & tomato, pears and milk. Friday, March 4,
pizza, tossed salad w/ ranch dressing, bread sticks, peaches
and milk. Monday, March 7, chicken nuggets, tater tots,
orange halves, graham crackers, bread slices and milk.
Tuesday, March 8, salisbury steak, mashed potatoes w/
gravy, green beans, fruit cocktail, rolls and milk. Wednesday,
March 9, sloppy joes, french fries, banana spice cake and
milk.
Wewahitchka Middle School

& Wewahitchka High School
Thursday, March 3, salisbury steak, green beans,
mashed potatoes w/ gravy, cornbread,-peaches and milk.
Friday, March 4, pizza, tossed salad w/ ranch dressing,
bread sticks, peaches and milk. Monday, March 7, hot dogs,
french fries, carrot sticks, mixed fruit and milk. Tuesday,
March 8, sloppy joes, french fries, pineapple chunk spice
cake and milk. Wednesday, March 9, oven-fried chicken, rice
w/ gravy, carrot sticks, peaches, rolls and milk.

Band Booster to Meet


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Brent Faison and Jay Rish


PUBLIC NOTICE


GULF COUNTY REGULATION'S PROHIBIT ANY SIGNS ON ROADWAY RIGHT-OF-
WAYS.


BUSINESS SIGNS MUST BE PERMITTED THROUGH THE GULF COUNTY BUILDING
DEPARTMENT.


SIGNS PLACED ON THE RIGHT-OF-WAY WILL BE REMOVED BY GULF COUNTY.


ALTHOUGH CAMPAIGN SIGNS ARE EXEMPT FROM PERMITTING REQUIRE-
MENTS, THEY SHOULD NOT BE PLACED ON RIGHT-OF-WAYS.


ANY AND ALL QUESTIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE GULF COUNTY BUILD-
ING DEPARTMENT AT (850) 229-8944.


The Port St. Joe Band
Boosters .will meet at- 6:00
p.m. EST on Monday, March


7, in the band room. Parents
are encouraged to attend.


Ad#2005-02


March 3 & 10 2005


The band department is
in need of good used instru-
ments. If you would like to
donate an instrument,
please contact Mr. Bouington
at 227-3211.
Friday, March 11 ends
this grading period.. Report


cards will be sent home on
Tuesday, March 22.
School will not be held
Thursday, March 24 through
Monday, March 28. Happy
Easter!
Our Book Fair will begin
on Thursday, March 31.


S" DOLPHIN NEWS
FROM
PORT ST. JOE
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL


Fourth-graders from
Port St. Joe Elementary'
School are shown with their
own personal copies of
territorial Giants by Louise
M. Porter and Charles B.
Smith. These books were
presented by Mrs. Charlotte


Pierce of the St. Joseph
Historical Society. It is a
book of mini-biographies of
the writers of Florida's
Constitution which met in
St. Joseph on December 3,
1838.


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129 TW FTAR- POpT ST I.JEF FL a THIIRSDAY March 3. 2005


ANNOUNCEMENT

I'd like to start a new
chapter of the Red Hat
Society in the Port St. Joe
area. You've probably heard
about this "Disorganization"
of fun and friendship for
women 50 years of age and
older.
If you'd like to join me in'
having fun, dressing up and
being silly (I'm calling this
Chapter the "St. Joe Beach
Bags") please call Michele @
227-4288 or 227-1443.
P.S. Over 40 Gals can Join
as "Pink Hats." ;


AUCTIONS
AUCTION!
Every Friday Night at 7
pm Eastern. Great
Auctions Weekly. Often
Including Estates Col.
Wade Clark, Auction-
eer Wade Clark
Auctions 314 Reid
Avenue, Port St Joe
850-229-9282,
AB1239, AU1737 10%
Buyer's Premium

AUTOS
For Sale '92 Chevy
Camero RS 25th
Anniversary. Edition,
High mileage but great
condition. $2500 obo.
'97 Dodge Caravan
runs great. $1500 obo.
Call 227-8751 day or
229-8773 evenings.
2tp3/3

1996 GMC Yukon
Sport 4WD mileage
127,500 Good Cond.
V8 5.7 liter automat-
ic AC, Cruise, power
steering, ABS, Leather,
off road tires, power
locks, windows, 'roof
rack, running boards,
tilt wheel, SLT, AM/FM
CD player stereo.
$6,000 bhie book. Call
229-8536. :Leave mes-
sage. 2tp3/3

2001 Dodge Durango
V-8 245hp; SLT. white-
clean, i one owner
36,006o miles. :custom
.running! boards, dual .
control heat/air.
$14,000, Phone:. 647-
3503. ltp3/3

i999 Lincoln Cartier
towncar,; loaded,
moonroof, black with
white leather top,.
69,000 miles. Asking
$13,500 call' 229-
8641. 2tp3/3

1997 Chevrolet
Suburban 2500 LS
Diesel good condition;
leather, 3rd ,'! seat,
$9850, 227-4256.
S,. 4tp2/24

.For. Sale' 1 Lincoln
towncar.. ;iMake offer..
229-8959. 2tp2/24

1993 Cadillac well
maintained runs great
- gdod tire clean.
Asking $4,000 obo.
647-3930, 2tp2/24


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

1981 Custom Morgan
sailboat 29'. Capture
the romance of'sailing.
Got the fever but not
the-boat all you need is
your clothes '&
$18,500 cash', 850-
960-7518. ,,3tp3/3


Wanted to Rent by year
rotund resident 2 or 3
BR:, *; house/Trailer.
Mexico Beach/ Port St.
Joe.,706-323-1954.



1/2 block to beach.
$1150 plus deposit.
Includes utilities. 478-
983-2206 or 850-648-
5052. 4tp3/3

MrOSS- CREEK APTS.
12 Amy Circle, Wewah;tcha
FL 32465 (850) 639-2722
Affordable living for
low-to-mid income families
*1 BRor2BR Cehlral'Heat Air
Carpeting Laundry Facilities
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FOR RENT
Apartment for rent 2
Bed/i Bath Call
Kenney 227-7241,
Phil 227-2112. ltc3/3

3BR/2BA house for
rent. Just over one
block from beach. Five
years new refrigera-
tor, 'dishwasher/dryer
hookup. 224 DeSoto
Ave, St. Joe Beach.
$950/month + utilities
(long-term 'rental).
Available immediately.
Call JD at (678) 358-
5239. ltp3/3

For Rent: 2BR/1BA
mobile home in Oak
Grove. $375 per
month. Deposit $375.
Call Tammy Sasser at
Coldwell Banker
Forgotten Coast Realty
(850) 648-1010.2tp3/3

For Rent Retail space
available downtown
PSJ. Reid Ave. (850)
899-3030 2tc2/24

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

RV spaces water/sewer
elec. Hookups 229-
8959. leave message.
2tp2/24

New House for Rent:
CR30 2 bedroom 2.5
bath New and fully
furnished with design-
er furniture screened
porch with upper deck
with a-great view of the
Bay. Minimum 6
month lease required.
No Pets $1250 a
month plus utilities.
.Call (850) 229-7799.
4tc2/17
Office Space: Executive
Office with Beautiful
View on C-30. Private
entrance,. -excellent
business location for
all Cape & Indian Pass
traffic. $655 plus tax
includes .'all utilities
except telephone -
cable wired for .DSL.
Call (850) 229-7799 for
more information.,
4tp2/ 17
3 BR/2 BA modular
home with fireplace on
large lot. Large
screened in porch, util-
ity -shed, side-by-side
refrlg, gas stove, and
dishwasher. $850 a
month. Call 850-229-
8211 or 227-5301 and
askforRuss. tfcl/27
1000 sq. ft. storage
space; for lease.
Located in enterprise
zone' $550/mo. Please
call 229-9125. tfc8/5

Apartments/Homes
for Rent: 1 3 bedroom
apt/duplexes/homes
for rent in Mexico
Beach. Furn. &
unfurn. Call Parker
Realty at 850-648-
5777 for more info. b.rs

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

UNFURNISHED
Large 2 ,BR. house,
stove. & refrig; -cen.
h&a. :screen porch.
carport &, laundry rm.
Large 2 BR apt '-stove
& refrig., 'washer/dryer
hook-up.
New extra 1lg. 93, BR
house, 1 1/2 ba.,
inside laundry rm.,
ch&a, dishwasher &
stove, fully carpeted
No pets. ,, ;
: FURNISHED ,
Smalfi2:bdxm. home,
auto heat & air, wash-
er/dryer hook-tip.
One bedroom apart-
ment, washer/ dryer
hookup. Call 229-6777
.after 7PM. tfc5/1


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

SChina Cabinet/Buffet
by Tel] City excellent
condition $300 obo.
850-647-8614. Itp3/3

:Blue met~l bunk bedic
w/1 single 1 double
mattress $60 850-832-
2040. 2tp2/24


bedroom opts.
Central heat and air
On-site Management
Carpeting Laundry facilities


( J Voice/TTY Access
711-850-227-7451


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FURNITURE

Reeves /
Furniture & Refinishing i
234ReidAve.,223974 L
Tempur-pedic Beds
Oreck Vacuums



Ready to
Finish
Furniture






QARAQW AES
Huge Multi -Family
Sale. Fri & Sat. 8-until.
1011 Woodward Ave.
Sofa sleeper, antique
silver tea service, lots
of kitchen and house-
hold items, col-
lectibles, nic nacs, nice
linens, home and holi-
day decor, lots jewelry,
craft supplies, girls
teen stuff, clothes -
infants, teens, ladies,
'men's XL, books, toys,
abeka, too much to'
listll" ltp3/3'

Moving Sale, '712
Americus Ave., SJB;
Sat. March 5th, 8:00 -
1:00. Rain or Shine,
twin bed, sofa bed, 2
rattan recliners,
lamps, linens, assorted
small chests, upright
freezer, toaster oven,
clothes, kitchen uten-
sils and lots more.
ltp3/3
Yard Sale Sat 3/5, 8-7,
furniture, household
items, scuba diving
equip. marine and
boating supplies: 517
,9th St. ltp3/3,

HELP WANTED
Sunset Coastal Grill
is staffing up fori
,-Spring and Summer.
'1Looking for enthusias-
tic, dependable people
to wash dishes, buss
'tables, hostess. Also'
looking for an experi-
enced line cook. Call to
make arrangements to
pick up an application.
227.7900. tfn3/3

Cook position avail-
able at Geri-Care
Assisted Living. Part
time to start but may
turn into full time posi-
tion. Must enjoy work-
ing with elderly popu-
lation. Contact Sharon
or Patty for' details at
647-2626 or stop by to
complete an applica-
,tion. 2tc3/3

Carpenter helper/
,laborer neede.4 Mep.co
Beach. Call 850-265-
5161 2tp3/3

Crane Operator 100
ton crawler lattice
boom. Mexico Beach.
Call 850-265-5161.
2tp3/3
Busy Medical Office is
seeking a new staff
member and would
consider MA or LPN.
Salary BOE and good
benefit package
offered.. If interested
please respond in per-
son to -Eastpoint
Medical Center, 35
Island Dr. #14. Phone
850-670-8585. EOE/
DFWP/M-F 2tp3/3

Part time position
available in our golf
shop. Hours;,' vanr
including some week-
ends. Job requires
merchandise sales and
collection of daily golf
fees. Retirees welcome.
Will train.. Apply in golf
shop at St. Joseph's
Bay Country Club, 650`
Country Club Road.
Open 8-5:30 daily.
3tc3/3


HELP WANTED
Small Engine
Mechanic experience
required. Salary, com-
mission & benefits.
Apply in person. St.
Joe Rent-All. 706 1st
St. PSJ. 2tc3/3

Job Notice
The Gulf County Clerk
of the Circuit Court
will be accepting appli-
cations for a Deputy
Clerk/Fiscal Assistant
position until
03/11/05. Applica-
tions may be picked up
and submitted at the
Clerk's Office, Gulf.
County Courthouse,
1000 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr., Blvd., Room 148,
Port St. Joe, Mon. Fri.
9:00 5:00.
Qualifications:
High School graduate
with minimum of three
years experience in
performing bookkeep-
ing or accounting
work; or an associate
degree in accounting
or business adminis-
tration with at least
one year experience.
Computer software
operation knowledge
including Microsoft
Word and Excel
Spreadsheet
Thorough knowledge
of basic accounting
principles
Conscientious,
dependable, industri-
ous work habits
Ability to maintain
confidentiality
This is a highly respon-
:sible clerical account-
ing position which
involves a high volume,
of bookkeeping/ac-
:counting duties con-
sisting of, but not lim-
'ited to deposit prepara-
tion, accounts receiv-
able, journal entries,
general billing, main-
.taining daily transac-
.tion logs, fixed assets,
: processing monthly
reports, and other
'duties to support the
Finance Officer.
The, Gulf County
Clerk's Office enforces
a Drug-Free Workplace
Policy and is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmati
ve Action Employer.
Rebecca L. Norris
Clerk of Court
Ad #2005-005 2tp3/3

Gulf Coast Com-
munity College Co-
ordinator, Assess-
ment Responsible for
each aspect of the col-
lege's testing program.
Requires a BS & strong
computer skills, MS,
preferred. Salary
begins at $28,000/yr.,
Deadline to apply
3/18/05:
Director, Financial
Aid Supervise &
direct the student
financial aid and
scholarship programs
of the college. Requires
a MS & experience in a
financial aid office.
Salary begins at
$50,000/yr. Deadline
to apply 3/18/05.
Additional Info: http://
dept.gulfcoast.edu/job
s. GCCC is an
EA/EO/M/F/Vet
employer. Itc3/3


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
Office Cleaning: USSI
is currently hiring
qualified personnel for
office cleaning. This is
an excellent opportuni-
ty for additional
income. Cleaning times
are after 5PM with
weekends off. MUST
have reliable trans-
portation and have a
Good attendance
record. For further
information please call
(850) 81913006 or
(850) 819-7497.2tp3/3
Wanted Carpenters
and laborers. Must
have transportation.
Top pay. Call 639-
2975 or 258-6802. 2ap,/s
Electricians and
helpers needed. Please
call (850) 827-2429 for
Appt. 8:30-4:30 M-F
2tp3/3
Fish House Restaurant
3006- Hwy 98, Mexico
Beach. (850)648-8950.
Hiring all position.
Breakfast Cook, Day
and Night shift wait
staff, Prep Cook.
Competitive' Pay Rate.
and benefits' offered.
2tp3/3
Regan's Pub & Oyster
Bar. 8066 W. Hwy 98,
St., Joe Beach. (850)
647-2800. Bartenders,
Cook, Wait Staff,
Shuckers. Competitive
Pay Rate and benefits
offered. 2tp3/3
POSITION OPENINGS
Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative will be
accepting applications
for two 'openings for
the position of Right of
Way Equipment opera-
tor through Tuesday,
March 8, 2005, at
Workforce Center 'of
Florida, Mariner Plaza,
625 Highway 231,
Panama: City, FL.
These openings are in
our Southport District
Office.. '
Minimum Job
Specifications foir E-
quipment Operator
position are as follows:
Require High School
Graduate/Equivalent;
minimum of two years
experience, as a
Ground Technician or
Right of Way Helper,
including prior experi-
ence with tractors and
power equipment, and
power equipment, and
proficiency in opera-
tion of all power equip-
ment. Prefer experi-
ence in the operation of
a Klipper side cutting
machine. Require the
ability to use power
tools, all equipment
hydraulics arid be ca-
pable of peiforminig
minor line duties.
Require ability to ac-
quire an excellent
knowledge of Gulf
Coast Electric Coop-
erative's policies and
procedures and rules
and regulations. Re-
quire the ability to
'have and maintain a
valid Florida commer-
cial driver's license and
DOT certification. Re-
quire excellent verbal
and interpersonal
skills to effectively
- interact with members;
flexibility to work var-
ied hours. Equal Op-
portunity Employer.
ltp3/3


HELP WANTED
Golf Course Mainte-
nance. Full time. Will
train. Contact. Cal
Pettie in person at St,
Joseph's Bay County
Club. tfn3/3
Broadband Level:
HOME HEALTH
AIDES L1/School
Health Aide
Broadband Code: 31-
1011-1 Pay Band: 02
Class Title: HEALTH
SUPPORT TECHNI-
CILA/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. I
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) 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


HELP WANTED
Now Hiring -
Management Position
and Cook position
skilled in Pizza
Restaurant Business,
Apply in person, Ask
for Chuck Richards.
ltc3/3
Now Hiring Cooks,
servers, dishwashers,
bussers. Apply in per-
son. Verandos, 76 mar-
ket St. Apalach
upstairs. 3tp3/3

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

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.
Costin 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

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


CAD DRAFTER / DESIGNER


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. Joe, 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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and rcs idasW in4ce 1946"
We are now hiring
-Class A CDL Drivers
-Equipment Operators
-Construction Crew Laborers


www.trawickconstruction.com

1555 South Boulevard / Chipley, FL
850.638.0429 ,


2BR/2BA living room,
dining room, kitchen
w/two sinks partially
furnished built-in cab-
inets. 1 mile from
Lands Landing Chipola
& Apalachicola Rivers.
Must See. 2tp3/3


HELP 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

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. NOW No
experience required.
Werner has immediate
positions for entry-
level semi drivers. Our
avg Drivers earn more
than $36K first year.
60% of Werner drivers
get home nightly or
weekly. 15 day CDL
Training now available
in your area. For a
solid new career, call
Today 1-866-280-
5309. 5tc3/3

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

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. tfcl2/16

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

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


2002 Skyline 28' travel
trailer, queen bed,
bunk beds, full bath,
excellent cond. used
maybe 6 6 ,times.
$12,500. Call 639-
5920. 4tp3/3

2003 slide in truck 12'
camper, microwave,
waterheater, two
awnings, radio, CD
player, air holding
rank, full bath, TV
antennae and more.
850-648-4001. 2tp3/3

Compaq Presario 5030
with Windows98; no
monitor, $50.
Panasonic VCR PV-
9661, 4 Head Hi-Fi
Stereo, $50. Call 647-
9200. ltp3/3

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


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 i


Wewahitchka 110
Evergreen St. Home
and land completely
fenced many amenities
separate wash house
with almost new
Kenmore W&D new
refrig fish cleaning
table carport/storage
room, Irg front & back
porch -room additions,
extra building (can be
converted to two bed-
room home w/large
porch & beautiful win-
dows main house.










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CLASSIFIED ADS


THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, March 3, 2005 13B


994 PTATE
FOR SALE BY OWNER
410 5th Street, Mexico
Bch., FL. Beautiful
beach house, 1615 sq,
ft. Corner lot, modern
kitchen and baths.
House 3 yrs old, four
bedrooms, 2 baths. A
12x12 screened in
porch. 16x24-recre-
ation room, heated and
cooled, cypress wood
on the ceiling and
walls. Includes outside
shower with a deep well
on the premises. A
12x20 storage and boat
covering unit, alarm
system, plus many
extras. Close to beach.
Situated on 2 lots. 110
x 121.46 x 116.28 x
148.84, $499,995. Call
for an appointment.
(334) 807-0134. Cell
(334) 268-0601.9tp3/3.

GULF WATER VIEW,
unusual hand-crafted
wood house, 4 bed-
rooms, 2 tiled baths,
excellent condition,
great price $95,000.
Near New Orleans, two
great airports, Vegas-
style casinos, best
restaurant food in this
country, great medical
talent, top-quality 'golf
courses, great fishing.
Outstanding entertain-
ment attractions.
Available June 1. Great
Rental Property. 229-
7749. 4tp3/3

St. Joe Beach 8075
Hwy 98, 2BR/2.5 BA
Gulf Front townhouse.
Recently remodeled
from roof down. Just
bring the suntan lotion.
$525,000. Joan
Lovelace, Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty, 800-
239-4959. Local call
850-527-2560.
tfn3/3


REAL STATE
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

FOR SALE: 3bd 2 ba
home, 2300 sq ft. 5
mins to schools, town,
bay and marina. Also
near state park w/#1
beaches. Must see.
$379,900. 850-832-
2040. 4tp2/24

Approximately 1 acre
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 fam-
ily home. $1,295,000.
4tp2/24

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.
tfc11/25


RAF STATI
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
4tp2/27
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


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RVA& ESTATE
Mexico Beach Priced
below most condos.
Cottage w/in easy
walking distance of
dedicated beach. A bar-
gain 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

2 half acre lots,
cleared & ready to
build on! 1 mile from
bay. 4.5 miles from
town. Backed up to air-
port. Zoned commercial
or residential.
$100,000 each, firm.
Call 229-8622 day,
after 5 p.m. 227-3678.
tfcll/18

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


REALS TAT
Mexico Beach, 203 8th
St., beautiful lot with 2
BR/2 BA mobile home.
Open floor plan, land-
scaped 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/island, over-
sized covered back
porch, front and rear
parking. Built in
2003/immaculate con-
dition. Located one
block from downtown
Port. St. Joe.,
$239,000. (850) 229-
2767.' 4tp2/10

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, 1\exico Beach
Harmon Realty, Local
(850) 527-2560, Office
800-329-4959.
tfcl/6


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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.
vs.
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 notknown 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 rr' 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 8m 2005 in this
cause. I will sell the property
situated in GULF County.
Florida described as:
A' PARCEL OF LAND,
BEING A 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
8717'51" 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 0225'09" WEST
FOR 100 FEET; THENCE
RUN SOUTH 8750'24"
EAST FOR 218 FEET;
THENCE RUN NORTH
02058'09" EAST FOR
100.00 FEET; THENCE
RUN NORTH 8750'24"
WEST FOR 218.00 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING.
a/ka 163 Gray Anderson
Road, Wewahitchka, FL 32456
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, 2005
Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk
Clerk of the Circuit Court
/s/By: Jasmine Hysmith ,
Publish February 24 and
March 3

NOTICE TO RECEIVE
SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0405-11
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive bids from any person,
company or corporation inter-
ested intproviding the following:
Ten (10) sets of NFPA 1971,
2000 Edition compliant struc-
tural
fireflghting protective clothing
Bid price to include delivery
and the delivery date must be
specified. Liquidated damages
of $100.00 per day will be
assessed for each day goods
remain undelivered.
Specifications may be obtained
from the Clerk's Office. Gulf
County Courthouse. 1000 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Room 148,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (850)
229-6113.
Questions should be directed to
Brad Price at (850) 527-8815.
Please indicate on the envelope
YOUR COMPANY NAME, that
this is a SEALED BID. and
include the BID NUMBER.
Bids will be received until
Friday, March 18, 2005 at 5:00
p.m. E.T., at the Office of the
Clerk of Circuit Court, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Room
148, Port St. Joe, FL 32456,
and the bids will be opened at
this location on Monday, March
21, 2005 at 10:00 a.m., E.T.
The Board reserves the right 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
IN RE: ESTATE OF PROBATE
DIVISION
FILE NUMBER 05-10-PR
ETHEL LEWIS
Dectased./
NOhICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of ETHEL LEWIS, deceased,
whose date of death was May 5,
2003, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Gulf County, Florida,
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 addresses of
the Personal Representative
and the Personal
Representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons, who have
claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, and who
have been served a copy of this
notice, must file their claims
with this Court ON OR
BEFORE THE LATER OF THE
DATE THAT IS THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30)
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons who
have claims or demands
against the decedent's estate.
including unmatured, contin-
gent or unliquidated claims,
must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTERTHE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED..
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this Notice is February 24,
2005.
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Telephone: (850) 227-1159
Florida Bar No. 699070
Personal Representative:
Gall Miles
373 Redflsh Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Publish: February 24. & March
3. 2005.

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Sealed bids in duplicate will bd
received until, March 9, 2005
at 2:00 E.S.T, in the office of
the Gulf County School
Board, 150 Middle School
Road, Port St. Joe. Florida
32456 at which time and place
all bids will be publicly opened
and read aloud for:
SIX CLASSROOM ADDITION
TO
WEWAHITCHKA MIDDLE
SCHOOL
WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA
The Contractor shall furnish all
labor, materials and equip-
ment; and shall be responsible
for the entire completion of this
project.
Plans, specifications and con-
tract documents may be
inspected at the office of the
Architect. Charles A. Gaskin,
ARA, Architect, 130 Hwy. 22,
Wewahitchka, FL.32456. and
may be procured by General
Contractors, upon a deposit of
$200.00 per set for plans and
specifications.
Cashier's check, certified check
or bid bond. for not less than
5% of the amount of bid, must
accompany each proposal.
Performance. Labor and
Materials bond, and Workman's
Compensation Insurance will
be required of the successful
bidder.
Right is reserved to reject any
and all proposals and waive
technicalities.
No bidder may withdraw his bid
for a period of thirty (30) days
after date set for opening.
Byron Timothy Wilder
Superintendent
Gulf County School Board
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Charles A. Gaskin. ARA
ARCHITECT
P.O. Box 7
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Publish February 17 & March 3
2005

PUBLIC NOTICE
The content of the following
storage units located at
Highway 22 Mini Storage, 1249
Hwy 22 Wewa, Fla. will be


opened and mercnanaise sold
on March 5, 2005 for rent if not
brought up to date.
Unit #10 renter Jennifer Griffin
Unit # 62 Jermey Nunnery
Publish March 3, 2005

NOTICE OF INTENDED
ACTION THE GULF COUNTY
SCHOOL BOARD
Purpose and Effect: The dulf
County School Board proposes
to amend and adopt policies, as
provided for in the
Administrative Procedures Act,
for the purpose of bringing said
policies into compliance with
Florida Statues and State
Board of Education Rules.
Summary: The following is a
brief description of each pro-
posal change.
2.26 School Improvement and
Education Accountability
2.30 School Advisory Councils
3.52 Copyrighted Materials
5.63 Guidelines and
Procedures .Concerning HIV,
AIDS, or Other Communicable
Diseases (Student and
Employee) Option 2
6.145 Substitute Teachers
6.17 Appointment or employ-
ment requirements.
6.23 Assisting Teachers to
Become Highly Qualified
Economic Impact: These pro-
posals will result in no direct
costs associated with imple-
mentation.
IF REQUESTED,' A HEARING
WILL BE HELD AT:
Time: 6:00 p.m. ET
Date: March 8, 2005
Place: Gulf County School
Board
150 Middle School Road
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
'The entire text of the proposed
rules can be inspected during
regular office hours at the Gulf
County School Board Office,
150 Middle School Road, Port
St. Joe, FL.
Special legal authority under
which the adoption is autho-
rized and the law being imple-
mented and interpreted are
made specific.
The addition and changes are
proposed by Carolyn Witten.
Director, of Support Services
and approved for consideration
by Tim Wilder, Superintendent.
Amendments: See above.
Publish: February 17 & March
3, 2005

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JAMES ALAN OAKLEY
Deceased
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NUMBER 05-14-PR
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of JAMES ALAN OAKLEY.
deceased, whose date of death
was February 11, 2005, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Gulf County, Florida, Probate
Division, File Number 05-14-
PR; the address of which is Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe. Florida 32456. The
names and, addresses of the
Personal Representative and
the Personal Representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons, who have
claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, and who
have been served a copy of this
notice, must file their claims
with this Court ON OR
BEFORE THE LATER OF THE
DATE THAT IS THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30)
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons who
have claims or demands
against the decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contin-
gent or unliquidated claims.
must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
,ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date, of first publication of
this Notice Is March 3, 2005.
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Telephone: (850) 227-1159
Florida Bar No. 699070
Personal Representative:
Gidget Mae Oakley
145 Cherry Street
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Publish March 3 & 10 2005


IN TlaE CIRUIT U ouTI; N
AND FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE: The Estate of
PHILIP WAYNE GENTRY, SR.
deceased
Case No.: 05-17-PR
IN PROBATE
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:
The administration of the estate
of Philip Wayne Gentry, Sr.,
deceased. File Number
is pending in the Circuit Court
for Gulf County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr. Blvd.. Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456. The names and
addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and that personal
representative's attorney are
set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent
and other 'persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served
within three months after the
date of the first publication of
this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims
or demands against the estate
of the decedent must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is March 3, 2005.
PAUL W. GROOM II
RISH, GIBSON &SCHOLZ, PA.
206 E. 4th Street
P. O. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0037915
LORI G. WALLACE
474 Madison Street
Port St. Joe. FL 32456
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
Publish March 3 & 10 2005

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that Chelson McCathen the
holder of the following Tax
Certificate, has filed said certifi-
cate for tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number
and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and
the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 123
Year of Issuance: 2000
Application: 2005-2
R.E. No. 01082-OOOR
Description of Property:
One acre square in the
Southwest Comer of the West
1/2 of the Northwest 1/4,
Section 14, Township 6 South.
Range 9 West. Gulf County,
Florida.
Name in which assessed: Mary
Robinson Estate
All of said property being in the
Gulf County. State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the
property described in such cer-
tificate will be sold to the high-
est bidder in the front Lobby of
the Gulf County Courthouse at
11:00, A.M., E.D.T. Wednesday,
the 30th day of March, 2005.
Dated this 24th day of
February, 2005.
REBECCAL. NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT'
COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.
BY: Janice M. Tankersley,
Deputy Clerk
Publish March 3. 10, 17, & 24,
2005.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT, IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 05-57CA
PATRICK R. BETTS.
13582 Moccasin Gap Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
Plaintiff,
vs.
CANDY L. WRIGHT.
Defendant.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CANDY L. WRIGHT
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a
quiet title action has been filed
against you on the following
described property:
Lots 13 and 14. Block "4".
Wimico Division, according
to an official plat thereof on
file in the Office of the Clerk
of the Circuit Court, Gulf
County, Florida, in Plat Book


ine aare of nrst pupOcauon o0
this Notice is February 16,
2005.
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Telephone: (850) 227-1159
Florida Bar No. 699070
Personal Representative:
William A. Nixon
477 Old Bay City Road
Wewahltchka, FL 32465
Publish March 3 & 10, 2005

PUBLIC NOTICE
The content of Storage Unit #69
occupied by Sybil Boyett locate
at Highway Mini Storage will be
opened and merchandise sold
on March 12. 2005 for back
rent if not brought up to date.
Publish March 3, 2005

IN THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL 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-
12PR. is pending in the Circuit
Court for Gulf County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Gulf County
Courthouse, Probate Division,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32465. The
names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTERTHE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
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 DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is February 24,
2005.
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
, David C. Gaskin
Florida Bar No. 027928
P.O. Box 185
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465


1, rage ; 1;
and you are required to file a
written response with the Court
and serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to It on
Timothy D. Padgett, Plaintiffs
attorney, whose address is
2810 Remington Green Circle,
Tallahassee, Florida, 32308, at
least thirty (30) days from the
date of first publication, and file
the original with the clerk of
this court either before service
on Plaintiffs attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise, a
default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in
the complaint.
Dated this 23rd day of
February, 2005.
CLERK OF COURT
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
Publish March 3. 2005

IN.THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GERALD L. NIXON
Deceased./
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NUMBER 05-06-PR
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of GERALD L. NIXON,
deceased, whose date of death
was December 13. 2003. is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Gulf County, Florida, -Probate
Division, File Number 05-06-
PR; the address of which is Gulf
County Courthouse. 1000 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe. Florida 32456. The
names and addresses of the
Personal Representative and
the Personal Representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons, who have
claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including,
unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, and who
have been served a copy of this
notice, must file their claims
with this Court ON OR
BEFORE THE LATER OF THE
DATE THAT IS THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30)
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons who
have claims or demands
against the decedent's estate.
including unmatured, contin-
gent or unliquidated claims,
must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENTS
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.


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Personal Representative:
Tweda S. McGlon
105 McGlon Drive
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
Publish: February 24. March 3,
10, 17 2005.

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
That pursuant to a Writ of
Execution issued in the County
Court of Calhoun County,
Florida, on the 12th day of
January, 2005. in the cause
wherein Dixie Land Assets was
plaintiff and Donald Flint
Mowrey, Jr. & Ruby Philyaw
Mowrey, was defendant, being
case No. CC20010015 in said,
Court.
I, Dalton Upchurch, As Sheriff
of Gulf County, Florida, have
levied upon all the right, title
and interest of defendant
Donald & Ruby Mowrey in and
to the following described prop-
erty, to-wit:
The interest of defendant Ruby
Philyaw Mowrey in Lots 1,3.5,7
of Block 11, and the West 1/2
of that part of Jackson Street
lying South of lola Street and
West of Block 7 and East of
Block 11 in Oak Grove
Subdivision, Gulf County,
Florida, according to the official
or plat there of on file in the
office of the Clerk of Circuit
Court of Gulf County, Florida,
Plat Book 1. Page 12.
and on the 5th day of April,
2005, at the front steps of the
Gulf County Courthouse. in the
City of Port St. Joe, Gulf
County. Florida, at the hour of
11:00 a.m. or as soon there-
after as possible, I will offer for
sale all of the said defendant's
Ruby Philyaw Mowrey right,
title and interest in aforesaid
property at public outcry and
will be same, subject to all prior
liens, encumbrances and
judgements. if any, to the high-
est and best bidder or bidders
for CASH, the proceeds to be
applied as far as may be to the
payment of costs and the satis-
faction of the above described'
execution.
Sheriff of Gulf County, Florida.
By: Dalton Upchurch
In accordance with the
American with Disabilities Act,
persons with disabilities need a
special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Gulf County
Court Administrator's Office,
1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida (850) 229-
6113. no later than seven days
prior to the proceeding.
Publish: March 3. 10, 17 & 24,
2005.

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
That pursuant to a Writ of
Execution issued in the County
Court of Bay County, Florida,
on the 19 day of May, 1998, in
the cause wherein Gulf Coast
Siding Supply. Inc.. was plain-


tiff and Robert Dykes, was
defendant, being case No. 98-
813-SP in said Court.
I, Dalton Upchurch, As Sheriff
of Gulf County, Florida, have
levied upon all the right, title
and interest' of defendant
Robert Dykes in and to the fol-
lowing described property, to-
wit:
Lot Five (5), Block 1, Stebel's
Heights Subdivision. according
to the official plat thereof on file
in the office of Clerk of Circuit
Court of Gulf County, Florida
and on the 5th day of April,
2005. at the front steps of the
Gulf County Courthouse, in the
City of Port St. Joe, Gulf
County, Florida. at the hour of
11:00 a.m. or as soon there-
after as possible, I will offer for
sale all of the said defendant's
Robert Dykes right, title and
interest in aforesaid property at
public outcry and will be same.
subject to all prior liens,
encumbrances and Judge-
ments, if any, to the highest
and best bidder or bidders.for
CASH, the proceeds to be
applied as far as may be the
payment of costs and the satis-
faction of the above described
execution.
Sheriff of Gulf County, Florida.
By: Dalton Upchurch
In accordance with the
American with Disabilities Act,
persons with disabilities need a
special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the Gulf County
Court Administrator's Office,
1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd..
Port St. Joe, Florida (850) 229-
6113, no later than seven days
prior to the proceeding.
Publish: March 3, 10. 17 & 24,
2005.


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All But 6, LLC Licensed/Insured
Charlie Poliski
850-545-1126 or 670-8532 TFN3


^MARBVIN' Satellite
Service & Antennas

Call (850) 647-3171
Cel (850) 899-1061


Steve Brant's

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

229-6326
Free Estimates


* Residential *Custom Wood
* Commercial nIndustrial
A 8 R Fence
Fencing and Concrete Work
Albet Fleischmonn FREE Estimate
EIN#593115646 (850) 647.4047

Large or Small, We Do Thnm All
- No Job Too Lage or Too Small


(onstrution, In
New Construction
or Renovation
Phone/Fax
(850)227-7107
Lic.# RG0066644
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
SSales N Design Phone: (850)227-1917
Service Maintenance www.gulf-computers.com
Repair Installation
Over 10 years experience: Microsoft Certified Professional. Netware
Administrator, A+ Certification.


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Drywall, Painting, Carpentry &
HIRKCLE CARrETCLE IIIGM
No Job Too Small! Free Estimatesl
CHARLES
Office (850) 647-1698
Cell (850) 227-4248


Painting
Interior-Exterior
Pressure Cleaning
Stucco Repair


SPool and Jacuzzi Care
Gulf County and Mexico Beach
Residential & Commercial


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


Lie. & Ins. CPO 32-148993


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


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Make your


"Dream Reuse"

a reality
ALSO GIVE YOU ESTIMATES
Custom plans by Frank Healy, M.BA

850-647-8028




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


Contractors
Offices &
Storage Units

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


5x10
10x10
1,0x15
10x20


$85.00
$105.00
$135.00
$185.00


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


St. Joe Commerce Park 141 Commerce Drive Port St. Joe, FL 32456
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TOMMY JOHNSON
Niceville (850)729-8934
PSJ(850) 647-6193
Nextel Radio 111.53001
PC (850) 527-4311

Licensed & Insured


BILLY JOHNSON
(850) 229-8829
JERRY FOSTER
(850) 596-6902

No Job Too Large
No Job Too Small


For Rental Information, Contact St. Joe Rent-All
Lots Cleared Trees Cut & Trimmed Palms Groomed Gutter Cleaning
Pressure Washing 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
Quality Stucco Work 8tp2/3



CARPET AND UPHOLSTRY
STEAM CLEANING & RESTORATION SERVICE
24 Hour Water Extraction IICRC
Certified Technicians Mold and
Mildew Remediation Free Estimates
* Stain Protection Available












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Residential Commercial
All Types of Flat Work:
Additions, Patios, Garage & House Slabs,
Side Walks, Driveways
Fully Licensed & Insured
Call Mike LaBree Today for a

Concrete Needs.
Mexico Beach:
715-681-0017 Business Cell
648-4958 Residence
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You Deserve the Highest Level of Clean



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 Sipecialist
Licensed and Insured
715-81-017 Bsines Cc


MINI STORAGE
Ol: 22 Reid Ae, Steet, Port St Joe FL
229-6200 Office
814-7400 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours


Trucking ATred
Wewahitchka, FI


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


KIM HUNTER


FREE ESTIMATES INSURED
REMOVAL, TRIMMING,
TREE& DEBRIS HAULING
(850) 639-3325 CELL (850) 227-8289


ST. JOE

NURSERY & SUPPLY
'116 FIRST STREET PORT ST. JOE
227-2112
"Beside
St. Joe Rent-All"


J0..P F rree Srvice, LLC
LICENSED & INSURED $300,000




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


SCarpet Country'
Highway 98* Highland View* Port St Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405

Do-It-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with
RINSE-N-VAC
Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery,
and Auto and Recreational Vehicle Interiors.
TRY IT TODAY!
J2


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

Buy Direct From

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











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

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

408 Garrison Ave. Port St. Joe, FL
229-7665 229-8090
www.pristine-pool.com
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Rod & Reel Repair
Bluewater Outriggers
Port City Shopping Center
229-1100

PE L.iErniT.L 827-2339
MOBILE 227-5952


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Established 7 938 Serving gulf County and surrounding areas for 67 years


14B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, March 3, 2005


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