<%BANNER%>
HIDE
 Main: Section A
 Main: Section A: Editorials,...
 Main: Section A: continued
 Section B
 Section B: Gulf Coast Community...
 Section B: Restaurant Guide
 Section B: continued
 Section B: Church News
 Section B: continued
 Section B: Classified Ads


UFPKY NEH LSTA SLAF



The star
ALL ISSUES CITATION SEARCH THUMBNAILS MAP IT! PAGE IMAGE ZOOMABLE
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028419/00011
 Material Information
Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: March 10, 2005
Frequency: weekly
regular
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 000358020
oclc - 33602057
notis - ABZ6320
lccn - sn 95047323
System ID: UF00028419:00011

Table of Contents
    Main: Section A
        page A 1
        page A 2
        page A 3
    Main: Section A: Editorials, Comments...
        page A 4
    Main: Section A: continued
        page A 5
        page A 6
        page A 7
        page A 8
        page A 9
        page A 10
        page A 11
        page A 12
        page A 13
        page A 14
        page A 15
        page A 16
    Section B
        page B 1
        page B 2
    Section B: Gulf Coast Community College News
        page B 3
    Section B: Restaurant Guide
        page B 4
    Section B: continued
        page B 5
    Section B: Church News
        page B 6
    Section B: continued
        page B 7
        page B 8
        page B 9
        page B 10
        page B 11
        page B 12
        page B 13
    Section B: Classified Ads
        page B 14
        page B 15
        page B 16
Full Text





Sky Captain Page 15A Dealing With Bites Page 7A Non-instructional Employees Of The Year Page 3A


'If


TAR


5 0 0 i USPS 518-880


1,T. I r 0 y

County Moves Forward "i' "' 7"

r 1


on Clinic Sacred Heart
on Cic, Saireu nednt s7r


by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Urgent care clinic. Sacred
Heart.
Clinic. Sacred Heart.
That was the chorus sounded
Tuesday by county health officials
against the backdrop of the 'blues
emanating from Gulf Pines
Hospital.
Commissioners, at the urging
of health officials, decided to move
ahead with plans for an expanded
"urgent" care clinic at the Health
Department facility in Port St. Joe.
Irregardless of what occurs at
Gulf Pines, which in the wake of a
court-ordered receivership could be
heading back toward operation.
"If they open the hospital,
that's great, people are employed,"
said Jim McKnight of the county
Health Care Committee. "We don't


know when, or if, they'll get their
license back.
"Let's continue with our plan to
open the urgent care clinic."
Last week, during a special
meeting, commissioners agreed to
spend $58,500 in start-up costs for
such a clinic.
Port St. Joe Mayor Frank Pate,
in attendance, said he would bring
the matter before city commission-
ers next week to consider assuming
half the costs.
"The city is behind you 100
percent," Pate said. "It's not what
we need today, but it is better than
nothing."
The start up funds would be
earmarked for X-ray equipment
and personnel, said Jim McKnight
with the county health care com-
mittee.
(See County on Page 10A)


The remains of a shed on Mossy Top Drive following a tornado Monday night.


Steeley Ousted from Gulf Pines; Receiver Appointed by Judge


by Tim Croft and Faith Ford
Florida Freedom Newspapers
SWith every passing week, 'that
feeling of whiplash seems to
become more piercing.
Circuit Court Judge Judy
Pittman last Friday afternoon
issued an order appointing a
receiver for Gulf Pines Hospital,
effectively removing Hubert Steeley

I-. iII- -


as operator of the now-closed facil-
ity.
The execution of the order
hinges on Medical Capital, which
lent Steeley $1.7 million last year,
for which Steeley is currently in
default, securing a bond of
$350,000.
That bond, according to Dr.
Michael White, had been approved,


Some Advice for the


Sick in Gulf County


but not yet posted with the court as
of press time.
It was expected to be filed with
the court early Wednesday, which
would mean Steeley could be offi-
cially out by midday Wednesday.
Pittman appointed as receiver
Liz Register, who had served as
hospital administrator for several
months before resigning in the
wake of an Agency for Health Care
Administration (AHCA) survey
which highlighted a series of defi-
cincIics.
The challenge of addressing
those deficiencies, and subsequent
issues of staff shortages' and cash
flow, must be Register's first order
of business in order to get the hos-


pital's doors, closed by AHCA last
Tuesday night by emergency sus-
pension of the hospital's license,
back open.
AHCA's emergency order read
in part that the hospital, "present-
ed a threat to the health, safety, or
welfare of (Gulf Pines') patients as
well as a threat to public health or
safety ..."
When the doors were shut the
hospital was already under a state-
mandated moratorium preventing
it fiom admitting any new patients.
"I'm going to do whatever I can
to get the doors reopened," Register
said. "Our goal is to open it and
keep it open."
For starters, Register said, a


call would go to AHCA to determine
what work must be done to bring
the hospital up to sufficient compli-
ance to reopen.
"As soon as we have the bond;
I am going to call AHCA and find
out what do we need to do to get the
doors open, what do we have to do
to begin treating patients again,"
Register said.
According to a spokesperson
with AHCA, which received a copy
of the court order Tuesday after-
noon, Register could face the same
options as Steeley regarding the
suspended license.
The agency must still file a for-
mal administrative complaint, as
(See Gulf Pines on Page 6A)


Tornado Touches Down in North Gulf County


by Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
When a tornado whipped its
way through the Douglas Landing,
Campground area of Wewahitchka
Monday night, George Gray
grabbed a comforter and headed for
the bathroom.
"I balled up like this," Gray
said, with head lowered and arms
folded in, "and hoped for the best."
With the sound of glass break-
ing in his kitchen came a noise far
more ominous. When Gray looked
down at his watch, it read 9:20
p.m. (CT).
"People say a tornado sounds
like a freight train," said Gray with
a shake of his head. "It was 10
times as loud as a freight train."
On the sunny, windy morning


following the storm, Gray joined
County Commissioner Carmen
McLemore in surveying the damage
to his Mossy Top Drive neighbor-
hood.
On Gray's street were fallen
trees, the shattered remains of two
trailers, sheet metal hanging high
up in branches and the transfer of
property from one yard to another.
"I got stuff in my yard I've never
seen before," said Gray, pointing at
a twisted trampoline and fallen
basketball hoop resting on the
ground in his front lawn.
A little further down the way,
on Douglas Landing Road, a thin
branch found its way into the roof
of a house. The branch was
removed by the house's owner, who
from his roof looked down on a


shattered, broken-legged plaster
figure lying in a nearby bird bath.
"He can't run away now," said
the figure's owner, who was trou-
bled less by the scene in his bird
bath than he was about the dam-
age to his roof.
Offering words of consolation
to those affected by the storm was
McLemore, who promised to
address the damage 'at'Tuesday
night's commission meeting.
"Give me a day or two," said
McLemore, who plans to seek board
approval to facilitate the clean-up
effort.
"If we have an opportunity to
help by doing the legal part of it;
then let's do it."


by Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
It may be flu season in Gulf
County, but many of the coughing,
miserable among us are suffering
from something other than run-of-
the-mill influenza.
Dr. Thomas Curry of Shoreline
Medical Clinic said that he has
treated around five people a day for
the last several weeks, and has only
diagnosed around 10 cases of the
flu.
"My feeling is that most [cases]
are not influenza," said Curry, who
noted that many patients suffering
from a nagging cough the most
commonly reported symptom -
have already had a flu vaccination.
Curry believes most signs point
to a respiratory virus that produces
a more persistent and prolonged
cough than the average upper res-
piratory virus.
"Thirty percent of what we're
doing is taking care of this stuff,"
Curry noted.
In many patients, the virus has
produced an asthma-like response
that Curry has relieved with tradi-
tional asthma treatments lasting
upwards of a month.
Though Curry believes a respi-
ratory virus is at the center of the
rnalady, he notes that within the
medical community there is "a ris-
ing recognition" that the problem
may be adult pertussis.
Adult pertussis, commonly
called "whooping cough," is a dis-

Phone 227-1278
Web Site: StarFL.com
E-Mail: starfl@gtcom.net
starads@gtcom.net
starnews@gtcom.net


ease that was once prevalent in the
U.S. Characterized by a severe
cough that persists until the breath
is exhausted and respiration
becomes noisy hence the "whoop-
ing" the disease is stubborn to
treatment.
Sufferers must let the cough
run its course, which can be as
long as 100 days, giving pertussis
the nickname the "100-day cough."
The disease began to diminish
after the 1930s, when immuniza-
tions became regularly adminis-
tered in childhood.
Curry said there has been a
resurgence of adult pertussis in
recent years, due to the fact that
the immunization given to children
is not life-long.
Curry noted that adults may
need a pertussis booster vaccina-
tion, which the medical community
has considered adding to ,the
tetanus shot, administered every
eight to 10 years.
Diagnosing adult pertussis is
difficult, involving several blood
tests administered over the course
of several weeks.
Though Curry has not diag-
nosed any cases of adult pertussis,
he has not ruled it out. "We're play-
ing with it as a possibility," he said.
For people feeling under the
weather, Curry offered the following
recommendations:
For the first 7-10 days of the
illness, those not possessing a fever
(See Sickness Advice on Page 5A)


The force of Monday night's tornado lifted this trailer from its foundation and slammed it to the ground in pieces.


Editorials .............. Page 4A Obituary ........... Pages 6 & 8B
Restaurants ............. Page 4B Church News ............ Page 6B
Sports Pages ........ Pages 12-14A School News ..... Page 3,12, & 13B
Society News ............ Pages 7B Classifieds ......... Pages 14 16B


DEADLINES EFFECTIVE MARCH 17TH:
Color Advertising, Real Estate Advertising & Advertising With Proofs Thursday at 11:00 a.m.
School News & Society Friday at 11:00 a.m.
Classified Display Ads Friday at 11:00 a.m.
Advertising No Proof & Classified Line Ads Monday at 11:00 a.m.







S Th Star- PortSt.oeFL Thsa Mah1,2 5Ealhd 97 Srig u on an sr nig


Sleeping Beauty


Workers with Ducky Johnson movers slowly move "Sleeping Beauty" onto a plat
ings and two-by-fours in preparation of renovating the keepers' quarters which v
1917.

F1306 MONUMENT AVENUE BAY \
-******


Being Br(
by Tim Croft and Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writers
It's the stuff of which
| dreams are made.
Or, at least to fracture a
famous movie line, it has
been for the folks at the St.
Joseph Historical Society.
Over the past month, the
first solid work, the first turn
of the, well, planks, has
occurred on the grounds of
the Cape San Blas
Lighthouse.
The first step was the
slow, methodical moving of
"Sleeping Beauty," the more
rundown of the two keepers
quarters.
Or, in other words, the
one the U.S. Air Force did
not renovate.
In any case, Ducky
Johnson Movers performed
the task they do so well,
moving large objects over any
far.
The keepers' quarters
form of pil- was carefully rolled onto a
was built in foundation of pilings and
two-by-fours in preparation
of the actual work of restora-
IEW tion.
IEW o The next'two weeks were
something out of Star Wars
as a certified crew, in haz-
ardous material suits,
removed all lead-based paint
and asbestos from the interi-
or of the quarters, which
i:! Were built in 1917.
SAny lead-based rem-
nants were sealed, or encap-
sulated, and the walls
S primed for painting.
;'*"' "One problem the crews
encountered was a consider-
able amount of rotten wood,"


ought
said Larry Wells, who h;
overseen the project for tI
Historical Society.
Materials for the re-roc
ing are on site and that wo
could begin in the comir
weeks.
Restoration of the wi
dows has already begun.
"We are approaching th
project with painstaking ca
to restore the home to i
original look," Wells said.


to Life
as The restoration work is
he being funded by a state his-
torical grant and is the first
of- major step toward the vision
rk of a park/museum com-
ng prised of the lighthouse and
grounds.
n- Some preliminary work
has been done on the light-
is house, though the Historical
re Society is seeking more state
its historical grant funding for
the project.


The windows and interior were the next steps for work
crews after the interior was cleared of lead-based paint and
asbestos.


TH ETAR

YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER FOR OVER 67 YEARS

NEW STAR DEADLINES

EFFECTIVE MARCH 17TH

V Real Estate Advertising
V Advertising With Proofs

Thursday at 11:00 a.m. EST


V School News
V Society V Wedding V Birth
V Other Notices Concerning Local Happenings
/ Classified Display Ads

Friday at 11:00 a.m. EST


V Advertising No Proof
V Classified Line Ads

Monday at 11:00 a.m. EST


REAL ESTATE GUIDE

BEACON HOOK & TRIGGER

First Wednesday of Each Month

Ways To Get Your Ad or Articles To Us.
Call In 850-227-1278
Fax In 850-227-7212
E-mail Articles to Starnews@gtcom.net
E-mail Ads to Starads@gtcom.net
Drop Off At 209-211 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe
Mail To P.O. Box 308, Port St. Joe, FL 32456


1 lot from Bay, 3,229 S.F. total, 2,283 S.F. conditioned 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with
a beautifully landscaped yard, breakfast room, dining room, living room, and sun
room, fenced rear yard with alley access and a oversized 2 car-garage, $450,000.

... "^ ..- ....I ,1
%X.iji' R
**B^iM~. s^j^^^^^ ^^^ j^r^^.^^K ^^^^*

^=/USL


850.227.9800 850.227.5852


Established 1937 @ Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years


2A The Star, Port St. Joe, F-L Thursday, March 10, 2005


.
i-")1 ~
itk







c- f I. inn-, C' C'7e .))7....L. ...-, .h-4 -ciir rline. nrprnnC Uf r 67 ,onCr


Estaolisned 1937 Serving ,uir county uan surrounding ares."" ., ,/ Cu


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, March 10, 2005 3A


Non-Instructional School Employees Nominated


T I

Robert Newell


Carolyn Rainie


Debra Anderson


By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
They are the people who
answer the phones, give spe-
cial attention to students
and keep the wheels turning
in the school system.
Without them, the sys-
tem would not work.
The non-instructional
employees from secretaries
and custodians to parapro-
fessionals and bus drivers -
within the Gulf County
school system have nominat-
ed nine individuals they
think most deserving the
recognition of employee of
the year.
Their duties are as var-
ied as the amount of time
they have served the children
of Gulf County.
Cindy Rich is only in her
second year as a teacher's
aide at Port St. Joe Middle
School.
"Cindy is willing to do
anything she's asked to do
without question, from her
duties in the classroom to
serving as the school photog-
rapher," said principle
Juanise Williams.
Maretta Early has been a
custodian at Wewahitchka
High School for about five
years according 'to Terry
Linton.
"She is just an excellent
employee and we're glad to
have her," Linton said.
Superintendent Tim
Wilder said these school-
related employees are the
folks in the background that
make things in the school
system work.
"Nobody in education
gets enough pats on the
back, but especially not this
group, and this is a small
thing we can do to recognize
these employees" Wilder
said.
Port St. Joe High Schobl
principal Duane McFarland
said his school has been
lucky to have Chris
Brumbaugh as its school
resource officer for the past
14 years.
: "Chris travels to a.loUr
sports events out if t16n,"'
McFarland said. "He puts in "


many extra hours of his time
and is supportive of our stu-
dents and their extra curric-
ular activities."
His co-workers at the
maintenance department
nominated Robert Nowell,
who according to Facilities
and Transportation
Coordinator Don Rich, is "an
invaluable employee."
"Robert has special skills
that allow us to use him, all
over the county," Rich said.,
"He installed all the plumb-
ing in the new field house in
Wewa."
Ginger Respress, a bus
driver also in Rich's depart-
ment, is, according to Rich,
"a very diligent employee."
"She goes above and
beyond the call of duty and is
always very reliable," Rich
said of Respress.
Catherine Barfield, coor-
dinator of human resources
at the district office, said her
secretary, Debra Anderson,
is the most organized secre-
tary she's ever had.
"She's learned the time
lines for everything and
always has things on my
desk before I even ask for
them," Barfield says of
Anderson.


Carolyn Rainie, in her
third year at Wewahitchka
Middle School, is the in-
school suspension coordina-
tor and an instructional aide.
Of her disciplinary skills
in ISS, principal Pam Lister
said Rainie is "firm, fair and
consistent."
Janice Nelson, a one-on-
one paraprofessional at
Wewahitchka Elementary
School, was nominated by
her co-workers as well.
"Mrs. Janice has been
with us forever and is a won-
derful asset to our school,"
said principal Bill Carr.
Debbie Peak is in charge
of student records at Port St.
Joe Elementary.
In his two years at the
school, principal Chris Early
said Peak always does a
great job and always has a
smile on her face.
"Debbie takes great pride
in everything she does,"
Early said.
"We value everything
these people do for our
school system," Wilder said.
These nine non-instruc-
tional employees will be hon-
ored with a luncheon in the
near future according to
Wilder.


HEALTHY

START


Helping pregnant women, infants

and their families receive care in

Gulf, Franklin and Bay Counties.



1-800-895-9506

wwHeaqjyStart@omcast.net


Cindy Rich


S Maretta Early


'Chris Brumbaugh


new de II


XmZZONE


1ST


-a io int 9 op


Ifi


This gorgeous four bedroom four and a half bath home is located in one of the most beautiful developments on
Cape San Bias, Clifton Place. This first tier home is located in an X-Zone with breathtaking, unobstructed views of
the gulf. Enjoy the community pool that is shared by the six homes in this development. Sit on the large porch,
and enjoy spectacular sunsets and the cool gulf breeze. This home is being sold totally furnished and is decorat-
ed in a seaside theme with an upstairs loft that includes a wet bar and walk around decks. Downstairs, relax under
the covered decks or the screened porch. Don't miss this excellent investment, as this is truly a premier homee Call
Pristine Properties, LLC at 850-229-1700. MLS#103718 $995,000'


1309 MARVIN AVEUE


Looking for that special place that screams "Welcome.Home"? Then, this darling home is just what you have been
waiting for. This charming home sits on a well-manicured lot located in a nice quiet area of town. This warm,
inviting home offers three bedrooms and two baths with plenty of potential. The very spacious backyard features
a nice patio for enjoying the afternoon breeze. Also included are two large workshops in the privately fenced
backyard. No need to worry about pesky leaks, the roof was just replaced in January 2005. Again, if you are
looking for somewhere to get nice and cozy after a long day, there is nowhere more comfortable than this.
MLS#103262. $215,000.





nEAUL ErSTAT E

PORT ST. JOE OFFICE, PORT CITY SHOPPING CENTER
155 Highway 98, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456
1.877.827.8751 OR 850.229.1700
w ww. s t j o e b a y. c o m


f











drionals, Comments..


The Star

PAGE FOUR THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2005


Cross'
by Tim Croft
Star New Editor
The Franklin County Commission
last week likely made the smartest
move in the ongoing examination of
Just:: what options lie ahead for the
Apalachicola Municipal Airport.
Commissioners made a date with
the public. Monday, at 5 p.m. at the
courthouse annex in Apalachicola.
By establishing a public meeting
pertaining to the airport and its plans,
or at least potential plans for the
future, commissioners brought the
public into the loop on what has been
framed as a decision of significant eco-
nomic development import to the
entire region.
At a time when discussions and
planning about the airport are at a tip-
ping point..
At this juncture, other than some
symbolic gestures, the folks in Gulf
and Franklin counties seem on differ-


ent planes.
Which should not surprise.
The municipal airport, built during
World War II has been in large mea-
sure one of those, "oh yeah, it's there"
sort of things.
Only with the arrival of so many
from beyond..the Forgotten Coast has
the potential of the facility been dis-
cussed, options for the future debated.
And it is in large part what the air-
port is, and where it sits, that are crit-
ical aspects of its appeal.
You don't run across a facility with
three runways approximately a mile
long in what is,..at'least for now, a
largely undeveloped area, every day.
Nearly anyone who goes in or out of
the facility for the first time as, for
one example, Spealer of the House
Allan Bense did not too long ago is
amazed at what sits on the outskirts of
little Apalachicola.
A recent informal survey conduct-
ed at the airport seemed to underscore
the potential economics of the facility.
The issue is what does the future
offer?
While an airport advisory group in
Gulf County, a similar panel in
Franklin County and commissioners
in both counties, have all agreed on
"renewed interest and support" of the
airport and the options it presents,
what those next steps should be
remain questions of serious debate.
There are some- who see an
untapped economic jewel, the poten-
tial to attract cargo business, expand
general aviation and, over time, as
counted in years, lure passenger ser-
vice.
There gre cargo companies which
have expressed an interest fin estab-
lishing terminals in the area, and in
specific the Apalachicola Airport..
There are several businesses
focused on the fishing industry
already poised to set up shop at a pro-
posed industrial park. area of the air-
port.
The airlines are moving away from
the hub-and-spoke system 'of years


Ole Res Gives


winds
past and moving more to point-to-
point flights, employing regional jets
which require less runway length.
All of which is tinted in dollar signs
and which, in a region where serxice-
sector jobs figure to dominate in the
long-haul, holds the hope of quality.
high-paying jobs.
With three current runways of
more than 5,000 feet. the path to the
accommodating even cargo traffic,
which would likely require a runway at
least twice that length, appears navi-
gable.
On the flip side. however, there are
challenges.
The land targeted for the extension
of the airport's main runway has been
sold, and, in a nod to reality, may be
cost-prohibitive to purchase unless a
concerted effort is undertaken across
county lines.
Thus' far, discussions with the
owners, who are trying to sell the land,
have gone nowhere.
The promise of development of that
land the city has, according to the
owner's selling points, expressed an
interest in annexing the property -
offers an expansion of the tax base.
And the case for a runway exten-
sion, as Franklin County Commission-
er Jimmy Mosconis rightly noted last
week, has yet to be elucidated, either
to elected officials or the public.
,A proposed extension, though, is
on the radar for the Federal Aviation
Administration, according to Ted
Mosteller with the Franklin County
aviation advisory committee.
Money for that extension could be
available from the FAA in the next cou-
ple of years, though the extension
itself is by no means a done deal where
the FAA is concerned.
And it should be noted that the
relocation of the Panama City-Bay
County Airport seemed more a slam
dunk in its infancy than what is being
proposed in Franklin County, and five
years later proponents are still waiting
on a final nod from the federal govern-
ment.
Fully funding an extension, even i"
all thegovernment hoops were leaped
through, is another column altogether.
However, to nix the runway exten-
sion plans now would mean the FAA
would divert any extension dollars to
other airports and given the amount of
FAA money that has already been
poured into the facility, the airport can
not be abandoned without an alterna-
tive airfield'
There is also, according to reports
of the Franklin County Commission,
issues of citizens' land rights in play,
always a sticky wicket.
And, some well-heeled investors
who see the land adjacent to the air-
port as a pot of a more golden color
than any airport down the road would
offer.
To now, save for a couple of resolu-
tions and assistance in clearing sight
lines, there are largely parallel efforts
(See Crosswinds on Page 5A)


U t i A U
I never understood
Dad's theory on yard work.
We'd be moving a bush,
trimming that fast growing
ivy or raking up under the
walnut trees in back....and
complaining every step of
the way. We'd question him
as to why we spent so much
blooming time out here in
this yard! Dad would pause
for a second, scan the work
we had just completed and
quietly but firmly reply,
"Son, we don't want to be an
embarrassment to our
neighbors."
Me and David Mark and
Leon silently rolled our eyes
toward heaven! We lived on
the backside of nowhere! We
didn't have no neighbors!
The only people who ever
ventured this far out in the
woods were either lost, run-
ning from revenues or look-
ing for their dogs! Lewis and
Clark couldn't have found
us....
I stood in my yard Sat-
urday morning and espied
all the houses so closely
surrounding mine. And
grumbled under my
breath.....
I was picking up limbs. I
have a yard that grows
limbs! Or they fall out of the
sky. Or moles drag'em up.
My small branches and
twigsz breed: and- reproduce
faster than rabbits. I grum-
bled some more.....when the
boys were home I had auto-
matic small limb-picker-
uppers.
I drug the big garbage
can that served as a branch
hauler over to the side yard
and continued to clean up
but my attention had turned
back to that yard of yester-
year. When Daddy wasn't
looking, we would fight over
whose turn it was NOT to
mowl Leon, as the oldest
and biggest, would win every
time! I didn't mind the mow-
ing once you overcame the
inertia and got that old reel
to reel mower moving. And it
got even easier when Dave
and I discovered we could tie
a couple of dogs to the front
of that machine and let
them do some pulling.
We begged Dad for a
power mower. "E\erybody in


e 1by s l Col be -t e.r

i 1by Kesley Colbert


Weed Eating Through History...


tdwn has got one." Leon
would take the lead. I was
quick to join in. "Even the
Cunrungham's have a power
mower!" "We could mow it in
a fraction of the time it takes
now and have more time to
work the fields...." Daid's
voice would kinda trail off as
he realized he wasn't sure
we wanted more field time!
Dad would take it all in and.
at supper while we recount-
ed the day's activities, he'd
causally mention that he
planned to get a motorized
lawnmower just as soon as
the last one of us left home.
That would near 'bout
ruin our cabbage and
rutabagas.
The mowing didn't kill
any of us. I will tell you what
almost got me though---I
couldn't stand digging,
pulling and/or clipping the
grass growing right next to
the house. This was eons
before the advent of the
weed eater. Let me tell you,
you'd skin your knuckles on
the side of the house, get
blisters from the grass rip-
ping through your fingers
and near 'bout always get
stung by a wasp or two that
you'd shake out of an
unseen, nest resting in a
ventilation hole
Dad tried smoking those
wasps out from under the
house. He tried poking the
nest down with a shovel
handle and hitting them
with a leather gate hinge as
they flew south. Then he
tried cussing. And finally we
had some moderate success
throwing gas on'em.
I laughed to myself as I
remembered the wasp wars.
I explained every spring in
great detail to my sons how
.4ar, Daddy made us.woyrk.
They were completely and
utterly disinterested. And
that part about having no
'weed eater "back in my day"
didn't even register on them.
They complained every
work step I made them take
in that yard! Josh would
even whack Jess up side the
head from time to time as
they discussed "assign-
ments". I couldn't find it in
my heart to get on him
much..... I figured he was
just carrying on an old fam-
ily tradition.
I pulled out my fertilizer
spreader and began apply-
ing some high priced, bonus
plus Weed and Feed that
was supposed to grow the
grass extra thick while erad-
icating the weeds..... "You're
wasting your time, Dad",
Jess used to grumble,
"that's too much to expect
out of one bag. You're just


confusing the grass.
You know\. if the boys
were still home. I wouldn't
be out here by mysell I 've
got to finish the fertilizer
and get the weeds out from
under the fence. And I'\e got
to fill in some dirt in a cou-
ple of holes in the front. And
the annual bore bees are
back. [ don't have wasp---
I've got these bees that show
up even spring and feast on
my wooden deck and porch.
I tried smoke. And a base-
ball bat. And gasoline. Wal-
ter Graham suggested a ten-
nis racket. Hey, the boys
discovered a job they liked!
They made a game out of
how many they could "send
over the net"!
I wish they would have
mowed with equal enthusi-
asm. They stayed on me
every spring and summer
about getting a riding lawn
mower. "Dad, we could do in
half the time."
"We'd have more time for
baseball."
"Even Adam and
Jason's fathers have riding
lawnmowers."
I might have mentioned
a time or two that I was
going to get a riding mower,
"the summer after Jess
leaves for college!" That
would send'em over the
edge. "Dad, you're crazy!,
Why do we spend so much
time out here in this stupid
yard?"
"Son, we don't want to
be an embarrassment to our
neighbors."
I raked under the Camil-
la bushes and trimmed the
big tree that hung over the
shed. It was rather lonely
out here by my self. And
strangely,. quiet. The boys
have been gone for half a
dozen years now. But still
can't get used to the quiet.
Maybe it wasn't the work
getting done that I was
missing.
I thought of my Father
standing up on that porch
peering out to make sure we
trimmed the driveway "like
he would have done it". I
could see him inspecting
that old reel to reel mower to
make sure we had cleaned it
properly. He would always
find a piece of ivy that we
had missed. Or some leaves
that we didn't get complete-
ly on the stack. He watched
over us pretty closely.
I wonder how Dad
"made out" in that yard after
me and Leon and David
Mark left....
Respectfully,
Kes


me Thoughts About Things to Write About


1 DON'T ZKOW what I
would do on these weeks
when I don't have anything
to write about, if it wasn't for.
Ole Kes.
He gives me thoughts
about things to write about
that I wouldn't think about,
otherwise.
For instance: a couple of
weeks ago, he wrote about
his grandpa and his memo-
ries of time spent with him.
I had only one grandpa
to live when I did. My,
father's dad was killed In the
Missouri open coal mines
before I was born. He took
the flu from his injuries and
died during the flu epidemic
which hit the United States
back during World War I.
The only thing I have to
remember 'hin Is his old
shotgun--a double-bariel
Browning with hammers.
By grandmother, who
lived with us for- a "while In
Oklahoma, had a pecan
imbedded in a piece of coal.
The pecan, had turned into
coal, itself.'
That isn't much of a
remembranice from ta grand-


pa.
He bought the shotgun
about the first of the 20th
century, second-hand, for
$10.00. The gun must be
over 100 years old, and still
shoots
I used It to hunt with,
dutiitng my early years. until
Frenchie bought me a
Browning automatic from
the late C. W. Long's Western
Auto store.
I still have it, too.

YMT OTHER GRANDPA
wasa cotton farmer in Texas
and I only saw him two times
in my life. I saw him once
when I was about six or
seven years old. when we
went to Texas to spend a
week with grandma and
grandpa and uncle


Woodrow. on the farm.
We spent about a week
there.
The other time I saw him
was when he and grandma
stopped by our house for a
meal, in Oklahoma.
I still remember the \isit
to their farm. It was an
adventure.
We had an ice box at
home and the ice man
brought ice every day. We
lived right across the road
from the ice plant.
We welcomed the visit
from the ice man every day
with a rummaging through
the back of his truck for
splinters of ice where he had
chopped up the huge blocks
Into smaller chunks.
Grandma and grandpa
had another kind of ice box.


They had a sort of frame
with gunny sacks hanging
down the inside and water
dnpping dow-n the sacks and
evaporating, to keep it cool.
The butter and milk
went into a bucket and was
lowered into the well. to keep
it cool.

GROUPS OF Nlexdcans
traveled abOLut picking the
cotton. The\' would camp out
in the cotton fields until the
crop was picked.
They cooked their daily
beans over an open fire
when the day \\as finished,
and added a handful of dried
red peppers to the pinto
beans, for the best tasting
beans you ever did eat!
All of grandpa's children
were college and high school


teachers, except Woodrow.
He was a chemist for an oil
company in Odessa, Texas
all his adult life.
He's retired, now, and
the only uncle I have still liv-
ing.

I HAVE READ a diary,
kept by my mother about
her teen years spent on the
cotton farm. She talks about
the dust storms in north-
west Texas. They were so
severe that they would have
to chink the windows and
doors with wet bed sheets to
keep out most of the dust.
Still, the dust would sift
through in such quantities
that it would choke up the
burners on their oil cook
stove so bad they wouldn't
burn.
They walked to school,
except for the boy who later
became the dean of the busi-
ness school at Texas Tech in
Lubbock.
I guess you could say he
was "home. schooled".
He would go to school,
one day, every six weeks,
and get his assignments for


the six weeks.
He went through high
school in that manner.
Another uncle, Gilbert,
served as. a superintendent
of education in Perryton,
Texas, for many years.

GRANDPA WAS A radi-
cal, I guess. He came from a
long line of doctors out of
northern Arkansas and cen-
tral Oklahoma, before Okla-
homa statehood. The doctors
weren't all rich during those
days.
I have a book, written by
a great aunt, twice removed,
that tells about their life in
Arkansas and central Okla-
homa.
He had to build the
house they lived in with his
own hands. He bought his
medicines in the bulk and
dispensed it. He had to
maintain a healthy horse
and a functioning buggy,
which he made his house
calls, in.
Life was hard, but life
provided plenty to eat, in
those days.


-THE STAR-
USPHS 518-880
Publihed every Thursday ao 209-211 Raid Avenue
Poat Si. Joe. Florida 32456
VP/Publisher. Karen Hanes
GM: Krichelle Halualani
News Edilor: Tim Croh
Regional Human Resources. Lorraine Grimes
Controller: Karen Toggarn
Operations Direclor: Bruce Garner
, Operations Manager: Ron Smith


POSIMASTERF
Send Addie: Changre o
THE STAR
Post Office Box 308
Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308
Phone (850) 227-1278

PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE
PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457
WEEKLY PUBLISHING


SIJBS.CR elrCd I ri 1 -61q, .1 4 L:EI MN Lb I --CEk
I '1 '.1 f.I 1 -.4 1 IH S

T C- 'L L 4 DE'. ET E P. S- I r : .-Q :.I ?r i. r .:, M, .:.rsis n
od.c*:isri.Pm~ nfi i p:.I.hef I:. rJ.. h:i.j ihdri .es
loble [or dafi.a,.' frrih-. h.Dr, rn.:r ,rd .,j I:
such advertisement.


rF


/4


The spoken word is.given scant attention;
the printed word is thoughtfully weighed.
The spoken word barely asserts; the print-
ed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken
,.-,rd i. /I:r thi orinr-.:t ,.,,4 ,- rr,..,,-,-.


March 11 1:02a
12:33p
March 12 12:40p
March 13 1:14p
March 14 1:56p
March 15 12:52a
March 16 1:59a
March 17 3:04a
March 18 4:07a


ETAOIN SHRDLU

W'iftte by Wesley Ransey

i


-.


Ad


St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time


0.8H
0.5H
0.8H
1.OH
1.2H
-0.3L
-0.4L
-0.4L
-0.4L


Ht.
0.4L
0.2L
O.OL
-0.2L
1.3H
1.4H
1.3H
1.3H


8:02a
7:15p
9:50p
11:34p
2:43p
3:37p
4:39p
5:46p


_a ------Y1~D.ll~aP~


r


~- "


r\

i;.


I


I


ilr--








The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, March 10, 2005 5A


tstablishedfe IYJ/ erving Gwr country and surrouunsuhing areas ror o/, ,.,


There's A New Manager ii Town


by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
In just his second week
on the job, City Manager Lee
Vincent said he is still trying
to find his footing.
Vincent was met at the
door of City Hall with a list of
issues facing the city of Port
St. Joe.
With the city facing such
large growth in the future,
Vincent said he wanted to
work with the city and coun-
ty commissions to foster a
vision for planned growth.
Last Tuesday, the City
Commission welcomed
Vincent to the community
during their regular meeting.
Vincent told commis-
sioners that as he left
Gainesville Sunday morning,
the heavy rains seemed an
ominous sign of his new ven-
ture.
"By the time I got to Port
St. Joe, the sky had cleared
and the sun was shining,"
Vincent said.
"I think Port St. Joe is a
great place and I'm happy
y'all are willing to pay me to
be here."
Originally from
Meridian, Miss., Vincent
attended Meridian Junior
College before graduating
with a biology degree, which
he says he's never used, from
Livingston State in Alabama,
currently known as the
University of West Alabama.
After graduating from
Livingston State, Vincent
began his 33-year career in


the U.S. Navy.
"I was an East Coast
sailor for years before my
last tour of duty in Honolulu,
Hawaii," Vincent chuckled.
From his first station in
Norfolk, Va., Vincent relocat-
ed to Jacksonville. Following
tours of duty included
Charleston, W.Va. Dallas,
Tx., New Orleans, La. and
finally Honolulu.
Vincent retired from the
Navy in 1994 and took a brief
hiatus before accepting the
position of City Manager in
Waldo in March the following
year.
In Alachua County,
Vincent helped guide the
town through the floods and
fires of 1998.
"We wound up evacuat-
ing half of the town," Vincent
recounted.
"City Hall went to 24-
hour operations, and for one
week, I actually lived in my
office."
In 2000, Waldo, under
Vincent's management, was
recognized by the U.S.
Environmental Protection
Agency for having the most
improved wastewater treat-
ment plant in the state of
Florida. The collaborative
efforts of the City of Waldo,
the University of Florida
Treeco Center, EPA, Florida
Department of
Environmental Protection
and the Suwanee River Water
Management District earned
the community this recogni-
tion.


XI

.*,. 5~o, a


a r:;" i:
'r~- c

? .i h~. :
i ~ :-
.d
;~: .1.I..
;I*B ::; :~:~
ii :'
ic~B: ~;
~.~
..jr..

; ~-~iz~ir-
~*pl*~'
~"i~~1- _~5r~ -~~ ..


~
Br~B '~

1
,


- ;-P," ,e


New City Manager Lee Vincent.


In December of 2002,
Vincent accepted another
city manager's position in
Stark.
Before resigning that
position last month, Vincent
saw the city through the
wrath of hurricanes Frances
and Jean.
"If I did anything in
Bradford County, I worked
as part of an excellent team,"
Vincent said.
Betty Sue, Vincent's wife


of 24 years, is the Director of
Court Reporting Services for
the 8th Judicial Circuit
Court.
The couple has four chil-
dren two sons in Atlanta, a
daughter in Jacksonville and
another son in Gainesville.
Vincent said he and his
wife are both close to retire-
ment and indicated Port St.
Joe may very well be their
final stop on their journey.
"When we lived in the
Gainesville area, we migrated
towards the Gulf Coast for


the saltwater fishing," he
said.
Of his plans for the
future of Port St. Joe,
Vincent said establishing
consistent design and con-
struction standards is at the
top of his list of priorities.
"You don't want all these
contractors doing things 20
different ways because when
these developments need
maintenance down the road,
it will be expensive to repair
20 different systems,"
Vincent said.


Emphasizing the need
for proper infrastructure and
standards for development,
Vincent said he looked for-
ward to alleviating the flow of
complaints going directly to
the city commissioners.
"Port St. Joe is about toe
begin growing at a tremen-
dous rate," Vincent said.
"Our commissioners
need to be able to focus on
implementation of policies
and major issues, not a pot-
hole on such and such a
street."


Crosswinds From Page 4A


going on over the
Apalachicola Airport and
future aviation options in the
region.
Everybody seems, gener-
ally, to be reading from the
same volume, but not the
same chapter.
A public meeting, a
chance for citizen input and
for airport proponents to
bring greater understanding
of just what is on the draw-
ing board, is needed.
Call it the vision thing.


A vision is needed for the
airport. It can not be crafted
by a couple dozen folks with
a passion or interest in the
airport. Elected officials, the
public, must provide some
texture.
It will be a substantial
undertaking and one in
which county borders must
be blurred to the betterment
of the region.
There is, as has already
been put forth by this paper,
a real opportunity here for


joint effort and the construc-
tion of a foundation for
future endeavors, to put
whatever past rivalries still
exist in the ground.
This isn't about poach-
ing, it's about working
together toward a common
goal.
But everyone has to be
willing to fly at the same alti-
tude.
Monday's meeting is the
perfect place to gauge just
who desires to jump aboard.


Sickness Advice From PageIlA


of 101 degrees or above, and
not suffering from chronic
respiratory or heart disease,
should use over-the-counter
cold medications, take
Tylenol for fever and drink
plenty of fluids.
If symptoms persist
longer than 10 days, or if the
person suffering has chronic
respiratory or heart disease,
a visit to the doctor is recom-
mended.
Though Curry notes
that no study demonstrates
the effectiveness of rest in
soothing symptoms, he does


recommend patients take it
easy and "keep pushing the
fluids."
Curry added that there
exists "no specific treatment"
for the virus. Doctors may
prescribe de-congestants,
steroid nose spray (if the ill-
ness is sinus-related), and
an oral spray (if bronchial).
Antibiotics are generally not
helpful, and are often not
prescribed.
Curry said that the ill-
ness' persistent cough,
which can last several
months, has proven the most


frustrating to his patients.
"People are coming in
saying, 'I'm not better yet,'"
said Curry, who noted that
most viral illnesses are, by
nature, "something you sim-
ply have to get over."
Curry did, however, note
that incidents of sickness
generally tend to lessen with
the coming of April.
In the mean time, Curry
advises Gulf County resi-
dents to be patient. 'There is
a light at the end of the tun-
nel," he said.


I Fr EE


S : min Low Vision Semnnar I
Treatment & I "
Management I SAT.
*-: and Vision I IRCI 22005
I '2,3o..1-36PI,
Rehabilitation Ia

If \ ou utter trom loss of vision due to Macular The Eye Cn
Degeneration, Diabetes or other Eye Diseases, yu Of NOrth F ria
ow\e it to \v(LIrselt to be as intmrnm'd a-, pousible. I rghway 7 I
New Innovations in Treatment and Pan_ Hihway 77L
Management. I anama City, FL
Occupational Therapy & Vision Rehabilitation. Seating i Limted I
Low Vision Support Groups. CALL TODAY! I
Our phy\-ician's and support staff \\ ill anc''er all1 t I 522t1
'our quttion1' and help VOL under-tand liow\ -9
these NEW hInnovatios can change your life! L ... 00) 778-3937


The 1st & Last Eye Care Facility You'll Ever Need.

*Com'prehensive Eve 2Exams ftor All Ages
*Complete Pediatric to Senior E% e Care
G laucoma Treatment *IRetinal Disorders
i *Diabetic Eve Care *E.,c Inlurie; & Diseases
:Cataract Surgery N'El\' Crystalen', Implant'
ONEI' Custot'm LASIK *Laser E', elid Surgery*
MthaL K laiECmsnto Darn iilBnOgeWtnD *BOTOX, Collagcn & Rcith lane Injection..
*All Type-, of Framr' Budget ti D.cIgner
*Progressive Lenses. Sports I. i.en, & More
*Prescription & Non-Prescrptioun 5unglas',e-'
SAll 'Types of Contact Len;se't



1 Fihr. M PulLIII. rTHE


PANAMA CITY PC BEACH CHIPLE1 PORT -T IOE
784-3937 234-1829 638-7333 227-7266
Io I r-rr 1-800-778-3937 .. eyecarenow cm


TIFFIN nt
Specializes
In Furnishing Whole Houses & Condos
With Our Exceptional Package Deals
Original Artwork
Custom Window Treatments
Free Delivery
Fun Accessories
Friendly & Knowledgeable Service
Free Design Services
Great Price
Furniture & Accessory Annex-up to 75% Off 2

103 Reid Ave
Port St. Joe, Florida, 32561;.' -
850-227-3667 o h- .- .




BRINGING SELLERS & BUYERS TOGETHER


i ...


liEI -i b lay-g+a


MEXICO BEAH/GULF VIEW 103 16th STREET
5 bedroom, 3 bath, 2790 sf, 75x100 lot size.
MLS #100225. $575,000. Call Patricia at 850-648-2160.
7""'" "7 .""" ..""""" .".......







OVERSTREET 482 N PALMETTO DR
3 Bedroom, 2 bath, 1,456 sf, 1.08 acres
MLS #103536 $279,000. Call Dale at 850-648-2160.

i' a







MLS #103372 $1,20,000. C Johnny at 50-227-2160
'* .' .-



CAPE SAN BLAS/GULF FRONT 4059 CAPE SAN BLAS RD
4 bedroom, 3 bath, 1,500 sf, 50x583 lot size
MLS I103372 $1,260,000. Call Johnny at 850-227-2160


S' i.


CAPE SAN BLAS/ BARRIER DUNES n89 279 PARKSIDE CR.
3 bedroom, 3 bath, i ,. .i '..i,.,.
MLS#103858. $489,000.( 0i..ll 6- .:.I"I i 1


OVERSTREET 275 WETAPPO DRIVE
,l,,,,, .- t rr, : I .. '. h., ,::
ML.S #103769 $230,000., 1 ,m, l {, r. I ,,'


d' '' -'- .mi.... *.n -- ...... <'"
NI-f 4-


CAPE SAN BIAS/GULF FRONT 6121 NASSAU LANE
2 Bedroom, 2.5 bath, 1 .'" .1 I .. I. ,n .
MLS #103649 $295,000. ill i'.. ,1 '.. .. I'.'


PORT ST. JOE 1406 PALM BLVD
2 Bedroom, 2 bath, 1,488 sf, 94x150 lot size.
MLS #103691 $339,000. Call Patricia at 850-648-2160.


Port St. Joe
I: 0 MM [ ( IA L
u, ll, .I n ,,sr I Ir ,.T ul
anll.ls. 1 lds i00


Howard Creek
WO'DE iD LOT
i a'. I li ., IlllI', l, I .N '
I9I9u15. iWM


Cape San Blas
Realty, Inc.

www.CapeSan BasRealty.com


Mexico Beach
I land

i P 'lir.l 'So i :'('



;CA
4o s 0


MEXICO BEACH OFFICE
2862 Hwy 98, Suite F
Mexico Beach, FL
LOCAL
850.648.2160
TOLL-FREE
866.308.7395
FAX
850.648.8783


lots


CAPE SAN BLAS OFFICE
4320 Cape San Bias Rd
Port St. Joe, FL
LOCAL
850.227.2160
TOLL-FREE
866.242.7291
FAX
850.229.8783


E!- i-L-.J 7'113'7 C.-:.. -k, -4coorrn~nd~nri moric fr A7 vpar-s


I


c"

P 1


NFM~UI INIAIVAT~TInR












Library Building Committee Breaks Ground


by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Less than two years ago,
Neattie Witter set out on a
mission.
As president of the
Friends of the Library, Witter
suggested the formation of a
Building Committee to raise
money for an addition to the
library.
On the day of the
groundbreaking, one day
before the two-year anniver-
sary of the committee's origi-
nal formation, Witter and
several community leaders
broke ground on the Alfred I.
duPont Florida History and
Genealogy Room.
Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce President Mel
Magidson welcomed the 20


or so gathered at the ceremo-
ny and called the day a "very
auspicious occasion," for
Gulf County.
"This will be a welcome
addition to our library,"
Magidson said.
Pauline Pendarvis,
building committee chair,
commented on the commit-
tee's fundraising efforts.
The Building Committee
not only met their goal of
raising $150,000, but they
did so in less than two years
and exceeded even their own
expectations.
Witter added that the
committee had raised
$162,000 towards the library
addition and also raised an
extra $5,000 to furnish the
room.


The 1,875-square foot
room will house several doc-
uments and historic relics
from the area.
Perhaps the crown jewel
of the room will be the lens
from the Beacon Hill light-
house.
Jean Faliski said the
library addition will also
house memorabilia from the
St. Joe Paper Mill and the
Railroad Company.
"I've got lots of tools that
need to have rust removed
from them and the old wood-
en boxes that held them,"
Faliski said.
"We've also got lots of
pictures," she added.
Census information con-
tained on microfilm will help
those trying to research their


You too can have an investment
in paradise with the

BEST LOT LOAN ON

THE PLANET

For more details on this, other interest-only
products and Construction Perms, please contact: .. ..

Chollet Ramsey, Account Executive '. i
850.927.4812
chollet.ramsey@bankofamerica.com


Bank of America W__ .. =.


family history in the
Genealogy area.
Past issues of The Star
and The Gulf County Breeze
will also be archived on
microfilm in the new room.
Faliski said the Florida


history books will also be
relocated from their current
shelf space in the library.
"We've got big plans for
the new room," Faliski said.
Faliski said the library is
currently accepting histori-


cal material donations to be
displayed in the room.
Construction will begin
on the history and genealogy
room as soon as the building
committee accepts final bids
from contractors.


Si. s




------. .









-..' .. .


Community leaders and members of the library's building committee break ground on the
Alfred I duPont Florida History and Genealogy Room (1-r) Pam Selton, Jean Faliski, Robert Nedley,
Nolan Treglown, Bob Faliski, Lee Vincent, Pauline Pendarvis, Mayor Frank Pate, Charlotte Pierce,
Sonny Chaffin and Neatie Witter.


Gulf Pines


prescribed by law.
Hospital. officials could
concur with the complaint


It ra *4oo:.




_. ..

III,>
alr~l~~~ c~rmi~55


RM. 041m,"d


!CONVENIENT WAYS TO BUY
L' -.7 7.
SS iiitS~


SAVE
$100
,.,


36" Stereo TV
,.agna',0. S 55TT
S-Video 2 AV Inputs. Auto 5 9
Programming. Universal Remote 59






CIs u ,,.4







21 CU. F .


REFRIGERATOR 4 9


21 Cu. f. T -
REFRIGERATOR J9,C,
i It (tl-. ~a.-\ fc'i'- ^ M& *~ ,


and surrender the hospital's
license.
They could request a for-
mal hearing before an
administrative law judge.
Or, finally, they could
request an informal hearing
with AHCA officials.
Those would be the
immediate hurdles, though
AHCA officials have indicat-
ed in the past a willingness
to work, where possible, with
county and city officials to
keep the hospital open.
Longer term, White, the
medical and emergency room
director before joining
Register and dozens of other
employees in leaving the hos-
pital several weeks ago in
what many have described
as a final straw, has indicat-
ed his willingness to return
to oversee the emergency
room.
The pursuit of a "critical
access" designation, which
would allow reimbursement
of Medicaid and Medicare at
costs plus 1 percent, seen as
crucial for the hospital's sur-
vival, will also be a priority,
Register said.
Former employees would
be invited back, with the
challenges ahead explained,
to determine, "where their
hearts and heads are,"
Register said.
"We are chomping at the
bit to get back in there,"
Register said.
She added that she,
White and others hoped to
partner with the city, county
and any private entities to
help construct a bridge to
the future of health care, so
things weren't so "fragment-
ed."
For his part, Steeley
began moving his belongings
out of the hospital over the
weekend.
"I don't have a clue what
I'm going to do," said Steeley,
who has indicated in recent
weeks that he is working to
open a home health care
business in Apalachicola.
"It's going to take me a
while before I've solved all
the issues associated with
this. It's not like you just
walk out the door," he added.
Steeley continued to
assert that no item highlight-


FroM P-o,- 1 al

ed by the AHCA survey and
subsequent orders pertain-
ing to the moratorium on
elective admittance of
patients and suspension of
the license could not be
solved with sufficient finan-
cial backing, though where
those dollars would come
from remained unanswered.
The loan from Medical
Capital, a California-based
lender which specializes in
accounts receivable financ-
ing for hospitals, arrived at
the 11th hour before bank-
ruptcy protection for Gulf
Pines was scheduled to be
dismissed.
The loan helped Steeley
pay off debt owed on county
tax certificates and City of
Port .St. Joe mortgage and
liens, which had nearly
forced the facility to the auc-
tion block last summer.
Port St. Joe Mayor Frank
Pate has over the past week
expressed the need to move
Steeley out of the way in
order to keep the Gulf Pines
doors open.
"We just need a place
where people can spend the
night," Pate said. "If this
thing works out and they put
(Steeley) out where he can't
be messing around, I think
they can make this thing
operate.
"I don't think they'd
make a whole lot of money,
but I do think they can break
even and maybe keep a little
change."
From their arrival,
Register, who was brought in
by Rainmaker Financial to
manage the day-to-day oper-
ations of the hospital, and
White have expressed an
eagerness and willingness to
serve as a bridge to the
future of health care in the
community.
By reopening an emer-
gency room which had been
down most of a year, the
halls of the hospital had bus-
tled again, with Steeley even
acknowledging that things in
the ER and clinic were,
"heading in the right direc-
tion."


IAuto Insurance


Whirlptol"


SAVE
-61511 i~o
5-.:


BUY THE PAIR ONIY '598


2-SPEED SUPER
CAPACITY WASHER


LARGE CAPACITY
DRYER


515 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd. Port St. Joe (850) 229-6195
Store Hours: Monday Saturday 9 AM 6 PM. Sun. Closed


Badcock 0

HOME FURNITURE 12 Months No Interest Finanoing
sH M E F U R N I T U Rd Esccck ,cc j-'i, sil t0 ol.o cEatod-6
M. ..akes a. ,, ,,r .
l *il ,o ., -. ,~i k rrllagp ,lo t/' i'H i 'r f1 a id in' Wh-mw:.c Ab .nC


isn't about insuring your car...It's about insuring your family!
The Best Coverage. The Best Price.
The Best Company. The Best Agent.


S-"Hannon
A Travelers Coma Insurance

M 850-227-1133
Roy Smith*Andy Smith*Karen ClarkeLaura Ramsey*Cindy Ward


e-, J o 1, ou .
I 8CU. FT.
S REFRIGERATOR J .

S $.... 99510
-. .-. -. .... :r:. B


S_.T .

'-, GE 18 CU. FT.
REFRIGERATOR


W'-
|: 459- .

^ -.r . .,. .
,-d@-,= @-e-f


[Y~7~eJ ~





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


6A The Star, Port St. Joe FL 9 Thursday, March 10, 2005







The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, March 10, 2005 7A


"Snake Man" Visits Port St.


Joe


by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
If it swims, slithers or
crawls and bites or stings,
the "snake man" knows how
to treat it.
In fact, he's written a


Orange Park.
Originally from the Nez
Perce Indian Reservation in
Idaho, Cox began the semi-
nar by elaborating on his
cultural background and
Indian heritage.


place in snake bite treat-
ment. Using tourniquets typ-
ically cause gangrene. As an
indirect result, snake bite
victims will wind up with an
amputated limb.
Cutting and sucking


Poison bite specialist Maynard H. Cox held a seminar last Thursday in the County Commission
chambers for city and county employees. Among the many points in his presentation, Cox
explained that DEET bug spray was the best way to repel bugs and mosquitoes.


pamphlet to help clinicians
and doctors. He's also been
featured on a "National
Geographic" special.
Employees with the city
and county public works and
road departments received
tips and bits of wisdom from
poisonous bite specialist
Maynard H. Cox last
Thursday.
"We wanted to do a little
preventative maintenance
before everything comes out
in the spring," said. Denise
Manuel, Human Resource
and Risk Manager for the
City.
Her department was
made aware of the "snake
man" after Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford attend-
ed one of Cox's seminars in
Gainesville.
"I'll go anywhere and talk
to anyone who will listen,"
Cox chuckled at the conclu-
sion of his seminar.
After a 30-year career in
the U.S. Navy, Cox focused
his energies on research sci-
ence in the fields of herpetol-
ogy (the study of reptiles and
amphibians) and pathology
(the study of diseases).
Cox also founded and
currently directs The World
Wide Poison Bite Information
Center and The North
Florida Snakebite Treatment
Center.
Whether a snake bite
victim is in Seattle, Wash. or
Sarasota, Cox is never far-
ther than a phone call or
page away from his office in


Part Nez Perce and part
Cherokee Indian, Cox's origi-
nal name was Zoo-Chow-
Wagnie-Meee-o-soo.
Translated into English, his
Indian-born name means
Snake Brother Spirit
Guardian.
A major part of his semi-
nar was spent dispelling
long-believed myths about
snakes and treatment of
snake bites.
Everyone that has died
worldwide after a snake bite
has died from shock, accord-
ing to Cox not the bite
itself. Correcting misman-
agement and mistreatment,
two of the major causes of
death following a snake bite,
were major themes through-
out the seminar.
Throughout the course
of his discussion, he discour-
aged!the antiquated "cut and
suck" or "apply ice and
tourniquet" methods that
have been used in the past to
treat snake bites.
"It is no longer necessary
to have such significant loss
of tissue or limbs after a
snake bite," Cox emphasized.
Ice and tourniquet kits
were removed from ambu-
lances and other emergency
vehicles around 1990, Cox
said. Unfortunately, many
people still believe these
methods are proper protocol
of snake bite treatment.
"Old habits are hard to
break, though" Cox said.
According to his pam-
phlet, tourniquets have no


lNELw A1IYVALS


Spring Clothes

Potpourri

Purses

Iey Chains

Stationary


Prom Jewelry

Scarves & Pins

Waffets


Baby Gifts

Antiques


20 YoofSaeow


only retrieves about 2 to 9
percent of the venom if done
immediately after being bit-
ten. Cox said snake bite vic-
tims rarely arrive at an emer-
gency room in time for this
method to be beneficial. In
addition, cold packs typically
only add frost bite to the


snake bite problem.
The best treatment for
snake bites is to treat for
shock, according to Cox. His
rhyming treatment recom-
mendation, "If face is pale,
raise the tail. If face is red,
raise the head," is embla-
zoned across his business
card and was repeated
throughout the seminar.
Immediate first aid treat-
ment for shock victims,
according to Cox's pamphlet
is to keep the victim quiet,
keep them lying down and
give them assurance that
everything will be all right.
Having been snake bit-
ten 142 times himself, Cox is
undeniably an expert.
'The only time snake
bites occur is when snakes
are hurt, mad, cornered or
scared and humans are too
stupid to run away," Cox
said emphatically.
One of the crowning
moments in his career was
the retrieval of a seven-foot
diamondback rattler behind
a school cafeteria some years
ago. A photo of Cox and his
assistant holding the rattle
snake was included in his
presentation.
"We found this snake
behind a school eating full-
grown house cats," Cox said.
"Each time a rattle snake
sheds, he gets a new rattler,
and this one had 25 rattles
on his tail."
Cox continued his dis-
cussion on treatment and
prevention of bug bites.
Other dispelled myths and
tips for treatment Cox gave
during his seminar included:
Broad-brimmed hats
that shade the face also help
repel mosquitoes.
DEET bug spray is the
only kind of repellent to use.
'The only way DEET bug
spray can hurt you is if you
soak in a bathtub full of it for
a month," Cox said.
Keeping pant legs
tucked into boots not only
wards off bugs bites but can
also help prevent snake bites
because snakes use heat
sensors to hunt for prey.
The best treatment for
red bug bites and removal of
ticks is liquid Campho-
phenique, not fingernail pol-
ish.
Never swat at brown
recluse spiders whenever
you encounter them. Some
can jump as far as five feet.
Cox also referred to his


first aid for stings contained
in his pamphlet.
Step One: Wash the sting
area with copious amounts
of warm, soapy water.
Step Two: Scrub liquid
Campho-phenique into the
sting site.
Step Three: Make a solu-
tion of one cup of household
ammonia, one teaspoon of
baking soda and one tea-
spoon of meat tenderizer.
Scrub the bitten area
vigorously in order to get the
solution under the skin and
into the poison. Repeat steps
one, two and three as neces-
sary. Steps two and three are
inner changeable. Most
important to remember is to
store the ammonia solution
in a glass bottle, not a plastic
one. The solution will dis-
solve the plastic container.
If lesions from stings
persist, Cox's pamphlet rec-
ommends warm Epsom salt
soaks for 20 minutes four
times daily.
Marshall Nelson, direc-
tor of safety for the city of
Port St. Joe, said he was glad
to "finally get some useful
information" from one of
these seminars.


POOL SCHOOL

Wednesday, March 23rd
6:00 pm 8:00 pm

408 Garrison Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida
229-POOL (7665)

Seating Is Limited

Certified Chemical Representative
Present to Answer All Your Questions


1Emerald Coast


-- -- 3
^^L- __.__rt _. ..f------ -, -
------- Federal Credit Union

530 Cecil G Costin, Sr. Blvd.,
Port St, Joe, FL
850-227-1156

.101 E. River Road,
SWewahitchka, FL
"850-639-5024
SL. Cs www.emeraldcoastfcu.com
SServing our Members for 65 years

WELCOME!

TO EMERALD COAST FEDERAL CREDIT UNION!

YOUR COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION!



Always Free Checking

V No Minimum Balance

V No Service Fee



Free Debit Card



Online Banking



When We Say FREE...Its FREE.

Emerald Coast Federal Credit Union strives to make your online experience an easy one.

LEND There are a number of services you can utilize or applyfor while visiting our site.


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


1411 1,i.I"i.T. T-, h .houldwe ell first?
5TH MONTH: Do we need a bigger house?
8TH MONTH: How will we invest for the baby's future?
It's nice to have a simple
answer for a change.
So here's one. Now the person you turn
to for your insurance needs is the per-
son you can talk to before youinvest
Ask me about getting started with State
Farm Mutual Fundsn for as little as
$50 a month*
A Mutual
Funds,
Invest with a Good Neighbor"
Bill Wood, Agent
Registered
Representative
850-229-6514
*Wh omal InmeItnt an; oteme i
SI rnimum inomestodSi25requied
hB Kk(nnSMU*"dll a,=


i-
~ -


MMI-








stabi,sheu ; ,' Serving Guit county and surrounding areas for 67 years


8A The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, March 10, 2'05,


School Board Reports Rapid Progress in the




Search for a New Wewa High Football Coach


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
If future happenings
keep pace with recent events,
Wewahitchka High School
may soon have a new football
coach.
In a lightning-round
application review last
Wednesday, the 10-member
committee charged with nar-
rowing down the search for
Wewahitchka High School's
football coach whittled down
a list of 62 applicants to six
finalists in the span of five
hours.
Superintendent Tim
Wilder, who gave an update
on the committee's activities


MARY KAy@



( )





CAROL DIXON
Independent Beauty Consultant

105 Yaupon St
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-227-1568
cdixon5@marykay.com
www.MaryKay.com/cDixon5


during Tuesday night's
school board meeting, said
that the search "is going
pretty quick," and noted that
the committee is only consid-
ering applicants who will
make Wewahitchka their
home.
After calling all six final-
ists, the committee of
Wewahitchka residents has,
according to Wilder, already
taken one candidate out of
consideration because he
didn't foresee a move to the
area.
"We were serious when
we said we wanted them to
be a part of the community,"
said Wilder, who anticipates
that the five remaining can-
didates will be interviewed by
the committee on Monday.
After the round of inter-
views, the committee will
submit three names to
Wilder and Wewahitchka
High School principal Terry
Linton. Wilder will have the
ultimate authority to hire the
new coach.
Moving at a pace far
slower than the search for
Wewahitchka's new coach is
Gulf County's efforts to offer
volunteer pre-K.
Addressing the issue was
Wilder, who spoke of a grow-
ing number of parents with
4-year-old children who
expect to send their little
ones off to pre-K at the start


.t N ^-'

UniStyle
Unisex Hair Connection


SPECIALIZING IN:
Hair Color Highlights
Lowlights Foil lchniques
Short Hair Culs Precision Culs
Updoes Braids
Special Occasions Inique Designs


, i .. ,


of the next school year.
To those parents, Wilder
stated that two stumbling
blocks stand in the way of
volunteer pre-K, a subset of
universal pre-K.
Gulf County does not
currently meet the school-
wide class-size reduction
requirements and it does not
possess the necessary funds


saying he was encouraged by
Hoover's eagerness to be
involved in Gulf County's
education system.
"He and I agree that we
want to work together to
make the county the best it
can be," said Wilder.
Also filling a new open-
ing in the county is Bill Carr,
selected by Wilder from a list


,. .I .
.. l : ,



Port St. Joe Middle School student Shelby Malvestuto helps
board members George Cox and Billy Quinn, Jr. extract DNA
from living cells, a trick she learned at her class's recent trip to
the Junior Science and Engineering Symposium in Gainesville.


to begin building facilities
which will house the four-
year-old students.
The funding issue, at
board member Linda Wood's
suggestion, will be the topic
of a future board workshop.
"We need to get the word
out to the public and say we
won't have volunteer pre-K,"
said Wilder, who noted that
volunteer pre-K must be in
place by the 2006-2007
school year. "Unfortunately,
we cannot do it right now."
Other Agenda Items
In other school board
business, Wilder welcomed
the new teachers' union rep-
resentative, Billy Hoover,


-. I '*' *


of "good qualified applicants"
to become the new assistant
superintendent, effective
March 16.
Carr will replace Carolyn
Witten, who will retire in
April. The month-long inter-
im will, according to Wilder,
give Carr time to "learn the
ropes" before Witten's depar-
ture.
Witten reported on the
efforts of the school calendar
committee, saying the last
meeting was well-attended
by 20 members. The commit-
tee..arrived at two,, calendar


options, which will now be
voted on by the schools.
Witten expects the schools to
reach a decision on their cal-
endar preference by the end
of next week, and the calen-
dar will be presented to the
school board at its April
meeting.
This year's calendar
became an issue when
Wilder noted that graduation
day corresponds with the
date of the state baseball
championships. Noting that
the date will likely not con-
flict with Wewahitchka High
School's graduation, Wilder
said Port St. Joe High may
have a scheduling conflict.
'The rumor is, the base-
ball team is pretty good,"
said Wilder, who registered
the irony of wanting ball
players to play in the state
tournament, even though it
may mean some headaches
down the road.
"We hope we have that
problem," Wilder laughed.
Student Presentations
Providing levity during
the board's proceedings were
students from Wewahitchka
Middle School and Port St.
Joe Middle School, who gave
presentations on two recent
field trips.
Back from their recent
trip to the Challenger
Learning Center were
Wewahitchka Middle School
eighth graders Kyle
Campbell and Kally Loyd,
who gave a presentation on
their experiences simulating
space flight missions, learn-
ing about the solar system
and watching the constella-
tions inside the center's
planetarium.
In a Power Point presen-
tation entitled "To Infinity.
and Beyond," with a score
suitable for any Star Trek
episode, participants were
shown manning mission
control and giving testimoni-
als about their favorite
aspects of,the trip.


One student credited the
trip with helping clarify some
information previously
taught in his science class
that he and his classmates
"weren't catching onto real
well."
When Jessie Raffield of
Port St. Joe Middle School
took the podium, it was to
report on his recent trip with
Polly Edmiston's science
class to the Junior Science
and .Engineering Symposium
in Gainesville, what he called
the "consolation prize" for
not being allowed to go to the
regional science fair.
Assisted by classmates
Shelby Malvestuto and
Calder Mahan, Raffield
walked two lucky volunteers,
board members Billy Quinn,
Jr. and George Cox, through
an experiment to extract
DNA from living cells.
The experiment involved
crushed leaves in two small
containers filled with hot
water, a dash of dish wash-
ing detergent and alcohol
and some glass swirling by
Quinn and Cox.
"Since DNA doesn't dis-
solve in alcohol, but every-
thing-else does," narrated
Raffield, "it separates the
DNA from the other stuff we
do not want."
After dipping a paper clip
in the container, the distin-
guished board members
were instructed by
Malvestuto to skewer some
white, filmy matter that
"looks like snot."
After his colleague failed
to produce the sample,
Quinn showed off his DNA-
loaded paper clip.
"I know how to extract
DNA," said the amused
Quinn.
After the students' pre-
sentations, Wilder leaned
into his microphone. "Who
said board meetings aren't
fun," he asked, and with
smiles on their faces, no one
confessed.


Mexico Beach City Council




to be Made Over Next Month


by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
A little more than a
month before the lineup is
altered, the Mexico Beach
City Council met in regular
session Tuesday night.
Qualifying for a seat on
the council ended last
Friday, and in mid-April, an
entirely new set of council
members will take over.
Chuck Risinger, a coun-
cilman on the current board,
received no opposition for
Mayor Kathy Kingsland's
seat.
Dale Curtis will occupy
the council Group 2 seat,
and Al Cathey will take over
the council Group 3 seat.
In council Group 4,
Shawna F. Wood and Gary L.
Woodham both qualified for a
seat and will face each other
on election day.
Robert Ginsberg had no
opposition for council seat
for Group 5.
Mayor Kingsland opened


Tuesday's meeting with
deepest regrets for the pass-
ing of one of Mexico Beach's
founders and first city coun-
cil members, Mr. Sam
Harmon.
"We would like to convey
our deepest condolences to
his family," Kingsland said.
In other business, Chris
Forehand of Preble-Rish gave
an update on various pro-
jects throughout the city.
His report was not pleas-
antly received.
Forehand said as con-
struction on the new bridge
over the canal continues, the
city could expect a major dis-
ruption in the flow of traffic
"sometime between June and
July."
Mayor Kingsland and
David Thompson expressed
concern over the shift in traf-
fic patterns, from two lanes
to one, at the peak of the
tourist season.
Councilman Chuck
Risinger suggested using


44th Street as an alternative
route and encouraged
Forehand to campaign for
this option.
When a citizen expressed
concern over the estimated
completion date of the pro-
ject, Forehand said con-
struction should be finished
in January.
'This new traffic route
could be in place for six or
seven months,"
Forehand said.
At the conclusion of the
meeting, Public Works
Director John Grantland
gave a report on the storm
damage sustained by several
properties on Monday
evening.
"One home on 36th
Street received significant
damage," Grantland said.
"I want to assure resi-
dents that the city will be
assisting those residents
who suffered damage during
the storm."


GRPICDSINm IITA FSE PRNIG OFC6RDCS0SIPN


www.howelltackle.com ,: -

2 ,,I .. 209 R. DA 'E., P .2

^B~i 4`''.:1 '' H^B'B ^LJv B^1^^^ B^ '^^^^,j^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
^^y x ^^a^!^*^y~f ^ Ni gE pH-lffBH^I


k Comic Relief
Walk-Ins Welcoime


-$
?,
1








Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years


Reminders of the Price


by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Sonny Sherrill's resolve
dissolves.
As he recalls the events
of so long ago, of a world so
far away, the eyes swim, the
voice wavers, the handker-
chief is at ready.
It is not easy to discuss,
but the affect almost seems
cathartic, as if a reminder
that freedom and liberty
have carried hefty, and trag-
ic, price tags are part thera-
py, part message for Sherrill.
"I want (people) to
understand what war is
like," Sherrill said when


asked why he wanted to con-
jure memories that weighed
so heavy.
"I want people to under-
stand what war is about."
Sherrill knows.
He was a "T-patch" man,
a member of the 36th
Infantry Division out of
Texas, so-called for the
patches that adorned their
uniform sleeves above the
stripes.
They were the soldiers
who led the invasion of
Salerno, Italy and spent 341


days on the front lines as the
Allies slogged their way up
the peninsula.
Then it was on to eastern
France to Grenoble and on
toward Germany.
"They called us the
Texas Wild Men," Sherrill
said. "The Germans said we
had no feelings."
Over the final two years
of World War II, the division,
and Sherrill, now 86, were
center in the maelstrom of
some of the fiercest fighting
of the war, as the Germans
clung, and many young men
and women died.
"I was not a war hero, I


just did what I was trained to
do," said Sherrill, deflecting
any positive adjective as he
simultaneously waged a bat-
tle with his emotions.
Those emotions bubbled
as he recounted one particu-
larly poignant anecdote,
which highlighted Sherrill's
underlying message of
humanity amidst the car-
nage.
Sherrill's unit was to
take a prison camp in east-
ern France as they marched
toward Germany.


SF S


Sonny Sherrill as a jaunty young soldier during World War


beverages


Snacks


Rumors had flown about
what those concentration
camps held, about the shock
and disgust experienced by
hardened soldiers who freed
their inhabitants, the utter
depravity of the scenes that
unfolded.
"You could smell the
camp two miles away, it
smelled like burning flesh,"
Sherrill remembered. "After
what we had been through
you didn't think much of it.
You were kind of numb."
Anxiousness abounded,
though. The company was
told that up to 200 German
soldiers were defending the
camp.
"We were concerned
about it," Sherrill said. "We
thought we were going to
have a good fire-fight. It did-
n't turn out that way, thank
goodness."
Instead, just 12
Germans emerged, with an
officer waving a white flag.
They quickly, and thankful-
ly, surrendered.
It happened that the offi-
cer spoke fluent English,
Sherrill recounted, having
been one semester short of
graduating from Boston
College before war interrupt-
ed, and his German home
beckoned.
As the officer in charge,
Sherrill said he ordered his
men to treat the Germans
humanely, despite what they
would ultimately find inside
the concentration camp
which was, judging by pic-
tures, to say the least ghast-
ly.
Two years after Sherrill
returned home from the war,
after he had come to live, as
it turned out for good, in Port
St. Joe, a man came visiting
Sherrill's mother in Texas.
After being told where
Sherrill was now living, the
man made his message
quick.
He recounted the events
outside the concentration
camp which as we will see
were somewhat a mystery to
Sherrill's mother and iden-
tified himself as the German
officer who spoke such good
English.
"'I just wanted to thank
him for saving my life,'" the
man said of Sherrill. Then he
walked away from Sherrill's
mother and into the distance
with no further word or
explanation.
"It still brings tears to my
eyes," Sherrill said. "I never
heard from him any more."
The "T-Patch" men
accomplished much while in
Europe they captured the
presses that had produced
Hitler's Mein Kampf' and
arrested their owner as a war
criminal, had more than a
half dozen recipients of the
Congressional Medal of
Honor, waged five combat
campaigns during which
they freed numerous towns
and led two amphibious
assaults, largely unheard of
prior to World War II.
But there was also reali-
ty, as Sherrill said was
brought home in a story
about his first cousin, also in
the same company.
His cousin was an
artillery observer. As his
cousin lit a cigarette, Sherrill
said, an enemy mortar round


Prizes q-


Today, at 86, Sonny Sherrill can inform those interested about the price of freedom.
Today, at 86, Sonny Sherrill can inform those interested about the price of freedom.


found his position.
"All they ever found was
his boots and dog tags,"
Sherrill said, shaking his
head. "They didn't find
enough of him to ship home.
"It's your first cousin.
But you just have to accept it
and move on."
When he returned to the
States he held his memories
of war close to the vest, like
so many veterans of his gen-
eration did, never wishing to
relive with loved ones the
horrors they had seen and
endured.
"I never told anybody
nothing," Sherrill said.
The reminders, though,
were there for the observant,
when the emotions trip the
most stoic.
"Whenever I hear Taps" I
can't take it," Sherrill said. "I
have to actually walk out."
With that, Sherrill gath-
ered his papers, the memo-
ries of a long ago war and
strolled away.
The message was
received loud and clear the
price tag on freedom is steep.


NTH BANKY~IC


Lion's Club Golf f


Tournament

Charity "Fun Raiser"for Sight Assistance


(9 HOLES IN THE DARK)

Where: St. Joseph's Bay Golf & Country Club
Date: April 1, 2005
Time: 8:00 pm
Cost: $50 player
Format: Scramble (4-man teams)
Interested Players Please Contact:
Charlie Weston at 229-1329 or Mike Davis at 227-7557


.* ,._.- .-'" .,
I_ : .


'." '2 : : .... '. : '. *'. '..:< .' ,-:." ; '.-- *.- !'.:. :.11.'- .'.'7.. '.' ." ,. : ..- ._. *... -






'.





44,4



The tell-tale uniform making of the "T-patch" men.


Your homeowners policy

comes with something extra...


eal people. Hometown people who will help

ou through the details of buying insurance

or making a claim. While some insurance companies

are no more than an 800 number and a voice

mail menu, we're here to 4 19 1 m *-*.a. VA

help-in good times and ,

in bad-year after year.


.uIto-Owes assurance
i.i*f IIIlPME Cat Bus:'a ss


Coastal Insurance Agency
312 REID AVE PORT ST JOE, FL
850-227-1900


The Stc, P-,i I St. joe, FL e Thursday, March 10, 2005 9 9A








iuA Tki +, Pori Of. jt Is-sc.FL TIrr" vmnrc1020sabse 197 Se 7 G fcu- n srr dig esor6 y r


County

The jobs which will come
available will be posted at the
website peoplesfirst.com
next Thursday, March 17,
said Doug Kent, executive
director of the county Health
Department.
Kent projected an April 1
opening date Tuesday night.
Should the Gulf Pines
emergency room reopen, the
urgent care clinic operation
would be "shelved,"
McKnight said.
But the model which has
been constructed can serve
as a contingency plan,
ramped up again on short
notice should the hospital
close.
"There is no sense open-
ing the clinic if the ER
opens," McKnight said. "But
we should have a contin-
gency plan."
By McKnight's projec-
tions, which he and several
others had been reviewing
for a couple of weeks, the
clinic would run a deficit of
just over $109,000 costs
are projected at roughly
$819,00, revenues roughly
$710,000 in its first year
with the potential for break-
ing even by the second year.
A significant element is
the Health Department's sta-
tus as a Federally Qualified
Health Clinic mechanisms
for billing under public and
private insurance plans are
already in place.


The urgent care clinic
would represent, county in
health official Doug Kent ei
said, simply an expansion of w
service already available at G
the Health Department.
The clinic would be open fi
5-11 p.m. Monday through de
Thursday; 4-11 p.m. on or
Friday.
Saturday, Sundays, and to
holidays it would be open 8 by
a.m. until 11 p.m. H
Dr. Kevin Murphy has in
already agreed to come on li(
board. w:
Dr. Michael White, who la
had been medical director at
Gulf Pines before resigning lic
last month, has also agreed
to participate, calling having in
two options he would tic
resume his duties at Gulf wo
Pines should it reopen to ha
remain the community a se
"win-win." de
"This intermediate idea th
is excellent," said Dr. Tom is
Curry of the clinic concept, vi'
"It's imaginative. That
sounds like a good bridge to Ca
the future." ly
Curry added that the ta
estimated costs were "rea- re
sonable numbers" and the wi
plan kept White in the com- m
munity, which could only be $]
a positive. Hi
Despite the legal events in
surrounding the hospital in th
the past week, county health re
officials remain steadfast in
moving forward. of


From Page 1A

That resolve is grounded
Skepticism regarding the
enormous task ahead for
however attempts to make
ulf Pines operational.
"The finances are the
nances," McKnight said. "It
doesn't matter if it's Steeley
- not."
Any operator would have
Address deficiencies cited
y the Florida Agency for
health Care Administration
a recent survey and
cense suspension order
which closed the hospital
st week.
That, just to get the
cense restored.
Opening up and remain-
ig open, including a func-
anal emergency room,
would then be essential to
ave any opportunity to
*cure the "critical access"
resignation from the state
iat nearly all parties agree
essential to financial sur-
val.
The company, Medical
capital, which will, effective-
, take control of the hospi-
1 when a court-ordered
ceiver does move into place
ill already have sunk $2
million into the facility -
1.7 in a loan to owner
ubert Steeley which is now
default and $350,000 in
.e form of a bond for the
ceivership.
So, from the standpoint
county officials, the size of


..- .





Monthly magazine which will feature Gulf County and its charms. The cover shot, of the Cape San
Bias Lighthouse, has adorned a book about the facility. The magazine, with a circulation of more
than 200,000, will hit stands soon.


that hurdle warrants a back-
up plan.
"We are going to proceed
because we have to do it,"
Kent said.
Commissioners Jerry
Barnes added, "We need to
do it."
Meanwhile, the Health
Care Committee will meet
with Sacred Heart next week
as the sides continue work-
ing toward a Memorandum
of Understanding (MOU) to


take to commissioners for
their approval.
That MOU, which it is
hoped will be signed next
month, would map out the
timeline and parameters of a
partnership to build a new
critical access hospital to
be complete, potentially, in
fall of 2007 on U.S. 98 near
the Gulf/Franklin Center.
AIRPORT MEETING
At a critical juncture in
the examination of aviation


options in the county, any
interested residents and offi-
cials are encouraged to
attend a public meeting at 5
p.m. on Monday, March 14
at the Apalachicola court-
house.
The meeting is to exam-
ine airport plans and issues
surrounding the future of the
facility. (See editorial Page
4A).


Fr-UimL ( tew h k


rAp@6d-A I rpUi


qw


PALM TREi[ BOKS
Er & the- coot stuff
306 ReXidAverue/
Port St Joe, FL 32456
: : (85)T229-9277 .
BOOKS FINE ART COFFEE
Gift certificates available
HOURS: Mon Thurs 8:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Fri & Sat 8:00 a.m. 8:00 p.m.




Ornamental Iron & Alhlminum Work
*Gates & Automatic Gate Openers
*Spiral Staircases *Railing
*Stair Railing *Fencing
Since 1982
Call (850) 769-5192 Today for a Free Estimate
KURT SCHMIDT ENTERPRISES, INC.
UNDER GOD'S CONTROL


- "Copyrighted Material


SSyndicated Content


Available from Commercial News Providers"


- m -


- -.


- -- a


a


loop,


-


Alan Pierce, Franklin County planner, holds up a map of the
proposed extension of the Apalachicola Airport.


Fun! Fashion! Flair!


Fun! Fashion! Flairl or7
Dust off that hat you never wear and join us for


Tim MAD HATILR E

FASHION SHOW

SSaturday, March 19 at 11am est

S See the latest in Spring Fashions from


I\


9-


v


(BEACHALK
~CIA)T*IINC.ANfl lTSST


while lunching at


Coastal Grill

602 Monument Avenue, Port St Joe, FL 850.227.7900
The cost is $14 and includes salad, entrie, dessert and non-alcoholic beverage.
Tickets must be purchased in advance and may be
picked up at the participating stores and restaurant


.Jo


IkAr


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


1 OA The Star Port St- Joe FL 9 Thursdav.v Marcrh 10,2005


^ *


r


--


-


L


,


~ziirc~









Established 1937 Servina Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, March 10, 2005 11A


PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA
FEBRUARY 8, 2005
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met
this date in regular session
with the following members
present: Chairman Nathan
Peters. Jr. Vice Chairman
Carmen L. McLemore, and
Commissioners Billy E. Traylor,
Bill Williams. and Jerry W.
Barnes.
Others present were:
County Attorney Timothy
McFarland. Clerk Becky Norris.
Deputy Clerk Leanna Roberts.
Chief Administrator Don Butler.
Administrator Staff Assistant
Lynn Stephens. Building
Official Brad Bailey. Building
Inspector Lee Collinsworth,
Emergency Management
Director R. Larry Wells,
Emergency Management/911
Coordinator Marshall Nelson,
E.M.S. Director Shane
McGuffin, G.I.S. Director Penny
Ford, Human Resources
Director Denise Manuel.
Planner David Richardson.
Assistant Planner Andrew
Rowell, Public Works Director
Gerald Shearer, Road
Department Superintendent
Bobby Knee, Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford. T.D.C.
Public Relations Coordinator
Carly Johnson, Veterans'
Service Officer Bo Williams.
Sheriff Dalton Upchurch,
Sheriffs Office Major Joe
Nugent, and Sheriffs Office
Captain Bobby Plair.
Captain Plair called the
meeting to order at 6:02 p.m.,
E.S.T.
Emergency Management
Director Wells opened the meet-
ing with prayer, and Captain
Plair led the Pledge of
Allegiance to the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA
Upon motion by
Commissioner Barnes, second
by Commissioner McLemore,
and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the Consent Agenda,
after removal of pages 42-47
(Item #6) and Item #10 (page
61). as follows:
1. Minutes January 25,
2005 Regular Meeting -
January 31, 2005 Workshop
2. B.C.C. Letter Chairman
to FL Department of State
(Historical Preservation Grant)
B.C.C. Letter Chairman to
Secretary of the Navy (Building
Demolition Pensacola Naval
Station)
B.C.C. Letter Chairman to
U.S.D.A. (GulfA.R.C.)
B.C.C. Letter Dist. 2 to
Whom It May Concern
(Recommendation A &
AHomeCare, Inc.
B.C.C. Letter Dist. 2 to
Apalachicola National
Estuarine Research Reserve
(Letter of Appreciation)
3. Budget Amendment
/Gulf County Extension Agent
Salary
4. Court Order Payment
to Panama Court Reporting
Service (#1457 #98-034-CF *
$388.85 to be paid from
Account #61015-33022)
5. Inventory Road
Department (Transfer VIN#
1HVBAZRM2LH232115 -
School Bus to Wewahitchka
Search & rescue)
6. Invoice Bay Medical
Center H.C.R.A. (#04076-
00691 $2,413.44 / #04077-
00133 $804.48 / #04134-
00298 $9.653.76 / 04159-
00679 $2,545.95 / #04189-
00050 $1.697.30 / #04205-
00007 84.022.40 / #04229-
00464 $194.56. / #04243-.
00584 $5,091.90 / #04294-
00338 $131.28 / to be paid
from Account #51462-31500) -
County Attorney Timothy
McFarland (January, 2005 *
$6,351.00 to be paid from
Account #21314-31100) -
Fisher Construction -
Beaches Fire Department
Upgrade (Bid #0304-17 *
$25,482.00 to be paid from
Account #32122-62100)
**DELETE** G.A.C.
Contractors Integras
Rehabilitation, Phase II (#2901
* $27,541.73 to be paid from
Account #27550-63000)
Unemployment Compensation -
Clayton/Hysmlth ($3,142.00 *
to be paid from Account
#21111-25000)
7. Job Notice
Maintenance Department Post
a Maintenance II Position -
Road Department Post a
Tractor Operator I Position
8. Refund Building Permit
Fee Ameritech Roofing
($50.00) Culvert Permit Fee -
Bill Cooper ($50.00)
9. Resolution Tax


Collector Annual Budget
Process, as follows:
RESOLUTION NO. 2005-01
WHEREAS, Section
145.022. Florida Statutes pro-
vides that the Board of County
Commissioners, with the con-
currence of a County Official as
provided for and in said
Section, shall be resolution
guarantee and appropriate a
salary to the County Official in
an amount not to exceed that
specified in said Chapter; and
WHEREAS, the Tax
Collector has requested and
concurred with the Board of
County Commissioners that
said Tax Collector be placed on
a salary as provided in said
Section; and
WHEREAS, the said Tax
Collector will pay all fees col-
lected by said Office to the
Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County
as provided for in said Section:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE
IT RESOLVED:
1. That the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County,
Florida pay the Tax Collector of
said County a guaranteed
salary as provided for in
Section 145.022. Florida
Statutes.
2. That said Board will pro-
vide funds according to the
budget as submitted by said
Tax Collector and approved by
the Board, which will include
each and every Item of expendi-
ture necessary to operate said
Office, including the salary of
the Tax Collector.
3. That said Board will pay
over said funds to the Tax
Collector as provided by law or
upon monthly requisition.
4. That a copy of this reso-
lution be filed with the Florida
Department of Banking and the
Auditor General.
ADOPTED this 8th day of
February, 2005.
(End)
**DELETE** '10. S.H.I.P. -
Subordination Agreement
(Carol Davis/Fidelity Mortgage)
11. Special Projects
Payments, as follows: Dist. 5
Peavy & Son Construction -
Clay for Ballflelds $153.00
(End)
12. Travel Gulf Power
Econ. Symposium (03/29-
30/05 Sandestin)
INVOICE I G.A.C.
CONTRACTORS -
INTEGRAS PROJECT
After discussion.
Commissioner Barnes
motioned to pay Invoice #2901
from G.A.C. Contractors, in the
amount of $27,541.73. for the
Integras Rehabilitation. Phase
II Project. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the
motion, and it passed (4-0),
with Commissioner Williams
abstaining.
S.H.I.P. SUBORDINATION
AGREEMENT I DAVIS
Upon discussion by
Veterans' Service Officer
Williams, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to approve a
S.H.I.P. Subordination
Agreement for Mrs. Carol Davis
(Wells Fargo). Commissioner
McLemore seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
AWARD BID #0405-061
FINANCING OF LAND -
WEWA HEALTH DEPT. SITE
Upon recommendation by
Chief Administrator Butler.
Commissioner Traylor
motioned to award bid #0405-
06 to Capital City Bank. at a
rate of 3.98%, for the financing
of,. the property for the new.
Wewahitchka Health
Department ($100,000.00 for
five-years). Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
REJECT BID #0405-02B I
ENGINEERING C.D.B.G.
HARMON PROJECT
Upon discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler,
Commissioner Traylor
motioned to reject the bids
(#0405-02B) received for engi-
neering services for the Herman
Harmon C.D.B.G. Project
(Harmon Millworks), and to re-
advertise to receive sealed bids
for this project, contingent
upon approval by the grant
administrator and D.C.A.
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
GROUND-BREAKING /
LOGGERHEAD BIKE PATH
T.D.C. Public Relations
Coordinator Johnson appeared
before the Board to invite them
and the public to attend the
ground-breaking ceremony for
the Loggerhead Bike Path at


MwAR


SIX

Months

Same as



CASH


Cape San Bias on Thursday,
February 10th at 11:00 a.m.,
E.S.T.
"BEACH BLAST" PROGRAM
I BEACON HILL PARK
T.D.C. Public Relations
Coordinator Johnson appeared
before the Board to discuss the
Mexico Beach "Beach Blast"
Program that will be held on
April 1-3, 2005. She requested
approval to contact D.O.T. to
obtain permission to temporar-
ily close U.S. Highway 98 and
County Road 386 for this event.
Upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore, second by
Commissioner Williams, and
unanimous vote, the Board
approved this request.
INVOICE I M.L.D.
ARCHITECTS (BID #0203-031
Upon recommendation by
Emergency Management
Director Wells. Commissioner
Traylor motioned to pay Invoice
#3272 from MLD Architects, in
the amount of $1,559.75, for
architectural services for the
Cape San Bias Lighthouse
Keepers Quarters Project.
Commissioner Barnes second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
INVOICE I PETER BROWN
CONSTRUCTION (BID
#0304-041
Upon recommendation by
Emergency Management
Director Wells. Commissioner
Barnes motioned to pay invoice
#3 from Peter R. Brown
Construction,, Inc.. in the
amount of $27,903.87 (to be
paid from grant funds), for the
Cape San Bias Lighthouse
Keepers Renovation Project.
Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
INVOICE I FISHER
CONSTRUCTION COMPANY,
INC. (BID #0102-39)
Upon recommendation by
Emergency Management
Director Wells, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to pay an
invoice from Fisher
Construction Company, Inc., in
the amount of $10,448.23, for
the gutters and down-spouts on
the E.O.C. Building.
Commissioner Barnes second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
VETERANS' AFFAIRS
BUDGET
Veterans' Service Officer
Williams reported that the VA.
Budget for 2006 is proposed at
$7.8 billion (for healthcare,
benefits, etc). He discussed his
concerns regarding the
increase in prescription drug
costs ($15.00) and the enroll-
ment fee of $250.00. Veterans'
Service Officer Williams recom-
mended that Veterans lobby
their State Representatives to
oppose these changes.
9-1-1 SYSTEM I LIBERTY
COUNTY
Emergency Management
/911 Coordinator Nelson
reported that Liberty County is
interested in leasing access to
the County's 9-1-1 System.
Upon recommendation by
Chairman Peters,
Commissioner Barnes
motioned to allow Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator
Nelson to negotiate with Liberty
County on an interagency
agreement. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
G.I.S. DEPARTMENT I
MAP TECH ALLEN
Upon recommendation by
Human Resources Director
Manuel. Commissioner
McLemore motioned to hire
Michael (Chad) Alien for the
Mapping Technician Position
with the G.I.S. Department, at
the rate of $11.00 per hour,
effective February 21. 2005.
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM I
CoX
Upon discussion and rec-
ommendation by Human
Resources Director Manuel,
Commissioner Traylor
motioned to allow Maynard
Cox, Poisonous Bite Specialist,
to hold a class for County
employees, regarding first aid &
treatment for snake bites, bee
stings, etc. (during the first
week in March). She reported
that the cost will be $500.00-
$600.00 and can be paid form
the Safety Department Budget.
Commissioner Barnes second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
RELAY FOR LIFE I
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
Human Resources Director


PER


Make the

Easy Choice


For Your Yard




MORE PLANTS




MORE YARD ART




MORE FERTILIZER

& BAY GOO


MORE


O Interest For


Up to 1 Year


saomed (raimn date of puachdas, unless t( otal Ecitase price and al lc ied isarance preimaiumi Iif
-Mi-1,1 0 :- -id i ..:.r idl I,,--- -,. .


, MULCHES

DS


POTS


Manuel reported that "Relay for
Life" will be held at Beacon Hill
Park in May. She stated that
anyone interested in getting a
team together can contact her
for more information.
IMPACT FEE COMMITTEE
Planner Richardson report-
ed that the Impact Fee
Committee met today, and will
continue to meet monthly to
discuss impact fees implement-
ing in Gulf County.
JOB NOTICE I PUBLIC
WORKS DEPARTMENT
Upon recommendation by
Public Works Director Shearer,
Commissioner Traylor
motioned to post a notice for a
Prison Workcrew Supervisor II
Position. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
BUDGET I SHERIFF'S
OFFICE
Sheriff Upchurch appeared
before the Board to discuss his
concerns regarding his budget
(currently expects a $65,000.00
short fall). He discussed cor-
rections, and recommended
that a committee review the jail
issue. Sheriff Upchurch report-
ed that a Correctional Officer
(non-certified) earns
$20,000.00, and discussed the
need for a Jail Supervisor (will
cost approximately
$35,000.00). Commissioner
Traylor discussed the budget
request letter that was present-
ed (9/7/04) to the Board
requesting a 2% increase for
employee salaries, and stated
that the Sheriffs Budget was
increased by $37,000.00.
Commissioner McLemore dis-
cussed the upcoming audit of
the Sheriffs Office (10/01/04-
01/03/05). After Board discus-
sion, Commissioner McLemore
recommended that the Board
table this matter until after the
audit report is received. Upon
inquiry by Commissioner
McLemore, Sheriff Upchurch
reported that the Sheriffs
Office budget is $2.18 million
for -the 2004-05 fiscal year.
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed the County Jail, issues
regarding staffing, and long-
term planning. Sheriff
Upchurch presented a check, in
the amount of $33,950.01, to
reimburse the Board for the
advance they gave to the Sheriff
to pay overtime during the hur-
ricanes. Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Traylor, Clerk
Norris reported that the Board
loaned these funds to the
Sheriff and he is using the
check to repay the loan (will not
effect the Board's Budget).
After further discussion,
Commissioner Traylor
motioned to allow the Sheriff to
keep the F.E.M.A. check, in the
amount of $33,950.01, for use
by the Sheriffs Office.
Commissioner McLemore sec-
onded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
VISION COMMITTEE I
APPOINTEE
Commissioner Williams
appointed Loretta Costin to
serve as the District III repre-
sentative on the Vision
Committee.
S.H.I.P. I AFFORDABLE
HOUSING I VETERANS'
SERVICE.
Commissioner Williams
discussed attending the
Housing Authority Coalition
meeting. He also discussed the
possibility of allowing the
Coalition to operate the S.H.I.P.
Program to allow the Veterans'
Service Officer to focus solely
on Veterans' Assistaine.
GULF COUNTY
TRANSPORTATION
Ray Brant, driver for Gulf
County Transportation.
appeared before the Board to
discuss his concerns regarding
transportation services and the
$10,000.00 budget allotted for
Veterans. Commissioner
Barnes discussed contacting
the State regarding this issue,
and requested that the Board
submit a letter to the State sup-
porting transportation services.
Commissioner Barnes
motioned to submit a letter of
support to the State regarding
the transportation service in
Gulf County. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion
for discussion and, after dis-
cussion, the motion passed
unanimously. Veterans' Service
Officer Williams discussed
funding and the transportation
system. Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Traylor, Mr.
Brant stated that Gulf
Transportation runs out of
funds every month and has to
refuse trips. After discussion


by members of the Board that
they do not want any Gulf
County citizens to be denied
transportation to the doctor.
hospital. etc.. Commissioner
Traylor motioned to allow
Chairman Peters and Veterans'
Service Officer Williams to trav-
el to Tallahassee to lobby for
more funding for the Gulf
County Transportation Service.
Commissioner McLemore sec-
onded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
STUMPHOLE I CAPE SAN
BLAST
Commissioner Barnes
reported that he and Chief
Administrator Butler are sched-
uled to meet with D.O.T. next
week to discuss the Stumphole
issue.
VISION COMMITTEE I
APPOINTEE
Commissioner Barnes
appointed Gloria Austin to
serve as the District V repre-
sentative on the Vision
Committee, Commissioner
Traylor appointed Shannon
Miller to serve as the District II
representative on the Vision
Committee, and Chairman
Peters appointed Damon
McNair to serve as the District
IV representative on the Vision
Committee. Upon motion by
Commissioner Barnes, second
by Commissioner Williams, and
unanimous vote, the Board
approved these appointments.
SPECIAL PROJECTS
PAYMENTS
Upon motion by
Commissioner Barnes, second
by Commissioner Williams, and
unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following Special
Projects Payments:
Dist. I W.H.S. Lady Gators
Softball Team Donation
$300.00
W.E.S. 6th Grade -
Graduation $300.00
Dixie Youth Girls' Softball
Team Donation $300.00
Dist. V P.S.J.H.S. Boys
Basketball Team Donation
$200.00
P.S.J.H.S. Girls Basketball
Team Donation $200.00
P.S.J.H.S. Boys Soccer
Team Donation $200.00
(End)
IMPACT FEES
Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed the growth in Gulf
County and the need for funds
to maintain/build roads, etc.
Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Traylor, Emergency
Management Director Wells dis-
cussed funding. Commissioner
Traylor discussed County roads
within District II and Red Fish
Street (in Highland View) that
have been destroyed due to
heavy traffic (dump trucks,
etc.). Commissioner Williams
discussed meeting with County
Attorney McFarland regarding
these issues. County Attorney
McFarland discussed impact
fees and whether the land
owner or contractor would be
responsible for the impact fees.
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed holding an advertised
workshop to inform the public
of this issue and to allow their
input.
PORT AUTHORITY
Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed his concerns regarding
the Port Authority and the
property located at the old mill
site (no progress).
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed meeting (holding a
workshop) with the Port
Authority to discuss future
plans for the Port. After further
discussion, Chlirman Peters
requested that Chief
Administrator Butler schedule
a workshop with the Port
Authority.
AIRPORT ADVISORY
COMMITTEE I APPOINTEE
Chairman Peters reported
that David Roche does not want
to serve on the Airport Advisory
Committee. Chairman Peters
passed the Chair to Vice
Chairman McLemore, and
motioned to appoint Joel Strait
to serve as the District IV repre-
sentative on the Airport
Advisory Committee.
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it
passed 4-0, with Commissioner
Barnes abstaining. Chairman
McLemore returned the Chair
to Commissioner Peters.
OPPORTUNITY FLORIDA
Rick Marcum, of
Opportunity Florida, appeared
before the Board to discuss a
meeting held in Marianna
regarding Economic
Development. He discussed the
Housing Authority and the
need for affordable housing. He


reported that a lab will be open-
ing at the Franklin Airport to
study the oysters and to study
keeping the Bay open year-
round. Commissioner Williams
thanked Mr. Marcum for
attending the meeting and for
all of the work that has been
done by Opportunity Florida.
Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Williams. Mr. Marcum present-
ed a CD regarding the Gulf to
Bay Project, and discussed
holding a workshop to discuss
this Issue. Commissioner
Barnes inquired about the 4-
laning of Highway 71, and Mr.
Marcum discussed meeting
with D.O.T. (no decision made
on this project yet). After dis-
cussion. Commissioner
Williams requested that
Opportunity Florida attend the
workshop that will be held with
the Port Authority.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS I
FIRE-FIGHTER VESTS
Upon recommendation by
South Gulf County Fire
Department Chief Art Riccard,
Commissioner Traylor
motioned to advertise to receive
sealed bids for ten fire-fighter
vests for the South Gulf County
Fire Department.
Commissioner McLemore sec-
onded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
HEALTH CARE COMMITTEE
I WILLIAMS
Doug Kent, of the Gulf
County Health Care
Committee, appeared before the
Board to report that
Commissioner Williams has
resigned as Chairman of the


Health Care Committee. After
discussion by Commissioner
Williams regarding a possible
conflict of interest.
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to appoint
Commissioner Williams to be
the Board's liaison on the
Health Care Committee.
Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
SACRED HEART I GULF
COUNTY
Doug Kent. member of the
Gulf County Health Care
Committee. appeared before the
Board to report that St. Joe
Company has donated property
to Sacred Heart for the new
healthcare facility to be built in
Port St. Joe. He stated that the
Health Care Committee will
present a recommendation to
the Board regarding financing
of the building by May, 2005.
INVOICES I H.C.R.A.
Doug Kent, Administrator
of the Gulf County Health
Department, appeared before
the Board to discuss the reduc-
tion in costs of H.C.R.A. invoic-
es due to audit performed by
Health Department employee
Cheryl Quinn. Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second
by Commissioner McLemore.
and unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to submit a letter of
appreciation to Mrs. Quinn for
her dedication in checking
these invoices.
TOWN HALL MEETING
HIGHLAND VIEW
Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed the town hall meeting


that Commissioner Williams
held in Highland View (last
week), and discussed the excel-
lent public participation.
GULF PINES HOSPITAL
Upon recognition by
Commissioner Williams, Liz
Register, of Gulf Pines Hospital,
appeared before the Board to
discuss medical care at the
hospital. She reported that
between June-September, 2004
the hospital treated 195
patients per month, the emer-
gency room was closed, and
they admitted nine patients per
month. She stated that now
they are treating 332 patients
per month, have had 270
patients in the emergency room
per month, and are admitting
49 patients per month. She
stated that the hospital has
been meeting payroll, but last
week all accounts were tem-
porarily frozen due to previous
court issues. After discussion
and upon inquiry by members
of the Board, Ms. Register
reported that Hugh Steeley is
the President of the Board that
owns the hospital.
There being no further
business and upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, the
meeting did then adjourn at
7:50 p.m., E.S.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK


Tucker Life-Health


:-:. Insurance & Annuity, Inc.




Ross E. T'cker, CLU

Registered Health Underwriter
850-926-2200 or 800-226-7005
www.tuckerlifehealth.com
retucker5l@netzero.com




WEWA MEDICAL CENTwi*


Dr. Peter H. Obesso, MD

SEcho Saindon, PA-C

-Hours: Monday through Friday-8.00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


New Patients Welcome Please Call 639-5828for an Appointment

Xl Medicare, Mecdcaid, BCBS & Sliding Fee
, -. ... y .': q .".:*. ". ;-. ".. .




aradley's

R UtfcJI c.sLic GateS

GATED COMMUNITY SPECIALIST

Since 1982 Serving the Panhandle

COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL INDUSTRIAL
SWING & SLIDE GATE OPERATORS CCTV
PARKING SYSTEMS TELEPHONE ENTRY
SYSTEMS
KEY PAD & CARD ACCESS

(850) 227-9866
www.seeurltygates.eom















$39 95
BG 55 i i .









BG 55 Hand Held Blower
Makes clean-up work easier. Primer bulb and throttle
lock ensure fast starts. Two-stage air filter is easy to
remove and replace. Leaf vacuum kit available.









S$1299 FS 45

r FS 45
S Grrass Trimmer


/1



Iv.


4 8t~si


Low-cost trimmer. Lightweight
with fast-cutting double line
AUTOCUT head and
easy-to-service air filter.
Features primer bulb and
starting throttle lock. Ask about
the Easy2StartTm version.


5TIHL:

NUMBER ONE WORLDWIDE


VIIIICAMI) !ITC Imid in full within the promotiona l xirkyj. mV

St.JoRntA S.JeNrey&Spl0irS.J

L 2272112


We're Stocking More


MORE CHEMICALS




MORE TOOLS




MORE PAVERS & STONE

PRODUCTS


STOP BY AND SEE OUR NEW



C@OO


Gulf County Commissioner MiQ~rrnutes


a



s


---------- - --- ---------------- -


~IPII~P~~ "C--------- ----- ---'''"








I14 mIe Star, rorr or. Joe, rL inursuuy, ivuan i ~v, Lvw

Monday Thursday 850-229-7700
630 a.m.-5:00 p.m. www.baysidesavingsbank.com
Friday Drive-Up Banking 202 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida
Until 5:30 p.m.
Saturday Drive-Up Banking BAYSIDE Your best oca banking solution.
8:30 a m.r Noon SAV UINGS BANKYour best local banking solution. LED
*jiypi 8:30 a.m.-Noon SAVINGS BANK "i iot



Sharks Find Their Offense .. b"..... ...



Take Two On Diamond ..


by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The offense has
arrived.
The Port St. Joe bats
awoke from winter's slum-
ber with a punctuation
point the past week.


With the offense pro-
ducing 21 runs and the
top of the rotation, Travis
Burge and Bart Lowry,
masterfully dominating,
the Sharks evened their
record at 2-2 with a pair of
lopsided wins.


Kenny McFarland leaps high in a futile attempt to avoid the
tag after putting down a perfect sacrifice bunt.


S


any.d Prc
on omoIabe mI.ls


A TASTEFUL
BITE OF
INNOVATION


4664 Eli.


The Best Quality.
The Best Price.
Whirlpool.
KitchenAid.
Roper.
Estate.
St. Joe
Hardware.

,C..s'
-e--- ^}'


Port St. Joe's Appliance Source Since 1960.


FREE EVERY TO PSI, CAPE& BEACHES. WE WILL HAUL THE OLD APPLIANCE OFF
iCE ST JOE HARDWARE CO,
A201 Williams Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8028
Hardware Monday-Friday 8:00-5:30 EST Saturday 8:00-4:30 EST Closed Sundays


The week started
Friday at Sneads as Burge
tossed a one-hitter and
Lowry and Jordan Todd
crushed two-run home
runs as the Sharks
stomped Sneads 12-0 in a
game called by mercy rule
after five innings.
The lone hit off Burge
(1-0) was a lead-off double.
The senior left-hander
walked one and struck out
seven the rest of the way,
never allowing another
runner into scoring posi-
tion.
After taking a 1-0 lead
in the third inning, the
Sharks exploded for nine
runs in the fourth, paced
by the home runs of Todd
and Lowry.
The Sharks were also
the beneficiaries of three
Sneads' errors.
Port St. Joe added two
more in the top of the fifth
for the final margin.
Lowry had a single and
a home run in four at-
bats, driving in two. Todd's
home run was his lone hit,
and RBI, in two at-bats.
Kenny McFarland was
2 for 4 with a pair of
singles and an RBI.
On Saturday, the
Sharks hosted Vernon and
quickly established that
their bats remained siz-
zling en route to a 9-2 vic-
tory.
Benefiting from four
Vernon errors, five walks
and some timely strokes,
the Sharks scored two in
the first frame, five in the
third inning and two more
in the fourth to take a
commanding 9-0 lead.
Todd paced the attack,
going 2 for 3 with a single,
double and two RBI.
Justin McCroan went
1 for 2 with a single and
drove in three runs while


j. C. Enterprises










(E)
RadioShack@
Authorized Sales Center
202 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe,
FL. 32456
850-227-9414
Fax 229-6041


Kenny McFarland, middle background, watches as Jordan Todd, partially obscured, scoops
the throw to complete a rally-killing double play against Vernon.


Randall Johnson singled
in a run in four at-bats.
Lowry (1-0) was com-
manding, allowing just one
hit while walking one and
striking out four in five
innings.
Zach Williams pitched
the final two innings,
allowing a single hit and


two earned runs.
"They say that early in
the season pitching is
ahead of hitting," said Port
St. Joe coach Chuck
Gannon. "I thought we did
a better job with our
approach to hitting to the
opposite field.
"But we've won the


past two games because
we've had the pitching.
When you have the pitch-
ing you are going to win


games."
PSJ 001 920
SNDSO00 000


Randall Johnson extends as far as his 6-foot frame will allow during a first-inning rally by
the Sharks. Johnson scored seconds later to make it 2-0 versus Vernon.

Port St. Joe Lady Sharks


Take One of Four In Wewa


by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Maybe it served as a
corner turned on what has
been to now a tough season.
The Lady Sharks of Port
St. Joe (1-7) reduced some
of the errors that have
plagued them and swung
the bat with authority over
the weekend in taking one
of four during the Lady
Gator Classic in
Wewahitchka.
Errors still played a
role, they were the differ-
ence, Coach Martin Adkison
said in a 6-4 loss to
Freeport and contributed to
a 12-0 loss to Holmes
County.
But the upside is that
one loss was to an absolute


buzz-saw the Lady Gators
of Wewahitchka and the
Lady Sharks emerged with
their first victory of the sea-
son in a game in which they
committed just one error.
Port St. Joe wound up
its participation in the two-
day event with an 11-0 vic-
tory over Altha.
Danielle Maxwell went
the distance, five innings in
a game ended by the mercy
rule, for the Lady Sharks,
striking out four and allow-
ing just three hits.
Heather Henderson was
3 for 3 with a double and a
triple to pace the Lady
Shark attack.
Sheena Bell, Maxwell,
Anna McFarland and
Amanda Shanahan had a


single apiece.
Maxwell also started
and finished the game was
called after six innings on
the mound against
Freeport, striking out three.
Bell was 3 for 3 with an
RBI and scored a run while
Victoria McCall went 2 for 3
with a double. Henderson
added a single.
Henderson, McCall,
McFarland and Sierra King
had singles for the Lady
Sharks against Holmes
County.
PSJ 102 010 4 65
FHS 014 100 6 5 0
PSJ 000 0 0 49
HC 084 0 12 5 0
PSJ 500 16 11 9 1
FHS 000 00 0 3 4


2004-2005 SPORTS SCHEDULE

4 Port St. Joe Sharks 0


SOFTBALL
March 10, Away
COTTONDALE, 4:30/6:30 E.T.

March 11, Home
VERNON, 5:00/7:00 E.T.

March 14, Home
GRAND RIDGE, 5:00/7:00 E.T.

larch 15, Away (V)
SNEADS, 6:00 E.T.


Triple B Sports
Supply
319 Reid Ave
227-7600

The Panhandle
Beacon/Hook & Trigger
209-211 Reid Avenue
227-1278
www.StarFl.corn


BASEBALL
March 10, Away
WEWA, 4:00/7:30 E.T

March 11, Home (DH) (JV)
ARNOLD, 4:00/7:00 E.T

March 12, Home (DH) (V)
COTTONDALE, 3:00/6:00 E.T.

March 15, Home
LIBERTY COUNTY, 4:00, 7:00 E.T.


Bayside Lumber
516 First Street
229-8232
Your Building
Materials Headquarters
The Star
209-211 Reid Avenue
227-STAR (7827)
www.StarFl.comn


STAR PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Port St. Joe High School


Heather
Henderson


S Henderson, a
Ss e n i o r
pitcher/third
Baseman, hit
A safely in each
I, game during the
I Lady Gator
SClassic, includ-
ing a 3 for 3 performance, including a
double and a triple, in the Lady Sharks'
first win of the season, 11-0 over Altha.


Jordan Todd
- A junior first
baseman/desig-
nated hitter,
Todd slammed a
two-run home
run in a win
over Snards andrl


added a single and a double and two
RBI in a win over Vernon. "Jordan hit
the ball consistently for us all week,"
said Coach Chuck Gannon.


Member
FDIC


ran-runnYr


Mexico Beach Port St. Joe Apalachicola Carrabelle


1202 Hwy. 98

Mexico Beach, F 32456


418 Cecil Costin, Sr. Blvd.


5 Fourth St.,


Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Apalachicola, FL32329


912 Northwest Ave. A

Carrabelle, FL 32322


850-648-5060 850-227-1416 850-653-9828 850-697-5626


.. . .. . .. . .. .. .. , ,, , ,, , ,, I I II I I I I I II II II I I i


12 10 0
0 13


PSJ 205 200 0 910 4
VRN 000 002 0 2 2 4


Jordan S e
Todd


Reeves Furniture &
Refinishing
234 Reid Ave. 229-6374
All Wood Furniture, Gifts,
Wicker, Kitchen Cabinets
Gulf Coast Real Estate
Guide
209-211 Reid Avenue
227-1278
www.StarFl.com


Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years


I ') L- C D t CiI.. r Tkiirc-Inv Krrirr 10 9005~


;aF~SI~PFII)D
C' aQ


-~s~--~--~
i~i. tr-.
i












STHE STAR- & THE TIMES
A Full Page Ad can cost you 4 cents per reader OR LESS!
Take advantage of the Gulf Coast's Best Advertising Value Today by Calling
The Star at 850-227-1278 or The Times at 850-653-8868



Wewa Girls Dominate Lady Gator Classic


by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Anybody harboring
doubts about whether the
Wewahitchka Lady Gators
can contend for another
trip to the state softball
Final Four should have
had those doubts dispelled
over the past weekend.,
While sophomore
Samantha Green (4-0)
continued to dominate on
the mound, the Lady
Gators pounded four oppo-
nents into submission in
running their record for
the season to 5-0.


It was an impressive
display from the opening
pitch the Lady Gators
beat Altha 26-0; Port St.
Joe fell 23-0; Wewahitchka
stomped Freeport 15-0;
and finished the weekend
with a 5-2 win over Holmes
County.
The two runs Holmes
County scored were both
unearned, meaning four
opponents failed to score
an earned run against
Wewahitchka.
The Lady Gators
opened with Altha on
Friday afternoon in a


Wewa Remains


Unbeaten on Diamond


by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Johnny Jones twirled a
complete-game four-hitter
and Will Strange provided
what proved to be the
game-winning hit as
Wewahitchka downed host
Liberty County 3-1 last
Thursday night.
The Gators, who have
yet to play a home game,
upped their record to 2-0
on the season.
Jones (1-0) was virtu-
ally untouchable, allowing
just an unearned run in
the sixth inning an'd strik-
ing out 10 over seven
innings.
Brandon Skipper
paced the offense, going 3


for 4 with a double.
But it was Will
Strange, 2 for 4 at the
plate, who knocked in the
critical runs with a two-
run double in the third
inning.
Steve Peak and Ryan
Rana also had singles.
"It was a good win,"
said Wewahitchka coach
Bubba Johnson. "Jones
pitched well, 10 strike-
outs, and we got another
win on the road."
The Gators travel to
Sneads on Tuesday night
before hosting their first
home game against Port
St. Joe on Thursday.
LCH 002 001 0 3 7"2
WHS 000 001 0 1 4 3


game, like those against
Port St. Joe and Freeport,
called by the mercy rule.
Green pitched the first
four innings against Altha,
allowing no hits and strik-
ing out seven.
Misty Robbins finished
the no-hitter off in the
fifth, striking out one in
her single inning of work.
Each Lady Gator
starter notched a hit and
scored a run.
The attack was led by
Green (hitting .556) who
went 3 for 4 with three RBI
and Kayla Rich who was 3
for 5 with four RBI.
Later on Friday, the
Lady Gators took on Port
St. Joe, a game called after
four innings with
Wewahitchka up 23-0.
Green pitched three
innings of no-hit ball,
striking out five.
Brandi Sasser finished
up, allowing one hit and
striking out one in one
inning of work.
Britney Grice was 3 for
5 with a home run and
three RBI and Sasser went
3 for 4 with a double and
four RBI to pace the
attack.
They had plenty of,
help as Summer Grice was
2 for 5 with two RBI;
Hanna Price was 2 for 4
with four RBI; Haylee Price
was 2 for 3 with a three-
run home run; and Jill
Pippin was 2 for 3 with two
RBI.
On Saturday,
Wewahitchka opened
against Freeport, posting a
15-0 win.
Sasser was perfect
from the mound over the
first three innings, striking
out four.
Robbins pitched the
final two innings allowing
three hits but no runs.
Green paced the
offense going 3 for 4 with a
double and an RBI while
Sasser was 2 for 3 with a
double and two RBI.


Britney Grice was 2 for
3 with two RBI and Haylee
Price was 2 for 3 with a
double and an RBI.
The Lady Gators bene-
fited from six Freeport
errors.
The lone close contest
for the Lady Gators came
during the late game on
Saturday as Holmes
County at least kept things
close before falling 5-2.
Green was dominating,
pitching seven innings,
striking out 12 and allow-
ing just two unearned
rungs.
Britney Grice was 2 for
4 with three RBI and
Haylee Price was 2 for 3.


AHS 000
WHS 6 4 7
PSJ 000
WHS 3(10)9 1
FHS 000
WHS 42 3


00 0 010
90 2617 0


0 1
2318
0 3
1513


HC 000 020 0 2 35
WHS 003 290 0 5 8 2


2004-2005 SPORTS SCIEDULLE

SWewahitchka Gators

-a ll Baseb
"March 10, Away March 10, Home
HOLMES CO., 4:00/6:00 PORT ST. JOE, 4:30/6:30


March 11, Home
SNEADS, 4:30/6:00


March 11, Home (V)
PC CHRISTIAN, 1:00


S'March 15, Away March 14, A\\av Vi
BLQUNTSTOWN, 5:30 ARNOLD, 6:00


March 16, Away (JV)
BOZEMAN, 6:30


March 14, Home (JV)
SNEADS, 4:30


!4 Weightlifting Track & Field
March 21, Away March 15,
BLOUNTSTOWN, 2:00 at BOZEMAN, 2:00


Jones Tires & Service
1816 Hwy..71 S.
Wewahitchka
639-2057.

The Panhandle
Beacon/Hook & Trigger
209-211 Reid Avenue
229-1278
www.StarFl.comn


A-1 Oil &
Muffler Service
210 Hwy 71

639-4175

Gulf Coast Real Estate
Guide
209-211 Reid Avenue
227-1278
www.StarFl.com


Harold's Auto Parts

315 Hwy 71 N

639-3500
The Star
209-211 Reid Avenue
227-STAR (7827)
www.StarFl.com


STAR PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Port St. Joe High School

Johnny Samantha


'" Jones
Jones, a
senior pitcher,
tossed a com--
Splete-game four-
hitter in a 3-1
...-. win over Liberty
S' County. Jones
-" allowed just one
unearned run and struck out 10 in
winning his first decision of the year.





Member
FDIC


Mexico Beach Port St. Joe Apalachicola


1202 Hwy. 98

Mexico Beach, FL 32456


418 Cel G. Cosin, Sr. Blvd.

Port Si. Joe, FL 32456


Green
Green, a
a sophomore
pitcher/first
baseman, won
three games in
the Lady Gator
Classic, includ-
ing a complete-
game three-hitter, striking out 12 and
allowing just two unearned runs. For
the year, Green has pitched 19 innings
while allowing just four hits and strik-
ing out 31. She is also hitting .556 for
the season.


OWPOR~VNTW


Carrabelle

912 Nrthwest Ave. A

Carrabelle, FL 32322


I Il


850-648-5060 850-227-1416 850-653-9828 850-697-5626


S


R l06. FM


4 Listen For The

Upcoming Sports!


58 Fourth St.,

Apalachlcola, FL 32329


Est ablished 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL 9 Thursday, March 10, 2005 13A


~_~ng~ap ~ar----






Ir I i11 war-Il/ I II i. j fl u,, ,v1 .E b9 .....Se I. / c. a d sn


WBFA Spring Fling Invitational


Florida.
SThe WBFA has
now gone
International.
T a m i
SKashawbara of
Negano, Japan
and Tara Kelly
/ of St. Francis,
SOnt. Canada,
will be compet-
Sing at this event.
S Tami has fished one
tournament with the
WBFA and this will be
Tara's first.
This tournament can
decide who pulls out in
front in several tight
races. On the pro side,
Judy Antle of Kentucky
and Pam Martin-Wells of
Georgia are tied and
b holding onto the lead for
Angler of the Year with
197 points each. Close on
their heels are Judy Wong of
Texas and Linda Redford of
Missouri, tied for second
just 2 points behind, with
195 points each. These four
ladies will be trying to take


S' Tickets: $4.00 Adults $3.00 Children (Under 12)
""
lls; 111i^iw n




The Pink Building In


Eastpoint!




Hio fel


FA vnueI






Furnitur


Tuesday


- Saturday


670-5201


the lead for Angler, of the
Year with several ladies
knocking on the door.
Leading for Rookie of the
Year, as of this point, is
Susan Hand of Alabama,
and she is looking to extend
her lead.
The Amateur of the Year
race is also very heated,


Applications are now
being evaluated for the Ten
Star All Star. Summer
Basketball Camp. The camp
is by invitation only. Boys
and girls ages 10-19 are eli-
gible to apply. Past partici-
pants include: Michael
Jordan, Tim Duncan, Vince


remaining qualifiers on Lake
Dardanelle in April and Lake
Eufaula in June, for an
exciting finish to see who
wins these titles.
Let's not forget Betty
Stahl of Alabama, who won
this tournament last year,
on this body of water. She is
looking to repeat as


Carter, Jerry Stackhouse,
Grant Hill and Antawn
Jamison. Players from 50
states and 17 foreign coun-
tries attended the :2004
camp. College basketball
scholarships are possible for
players selected to the All-
American team.


would like to welcome Hog
Rustler Baits, the official
Spinner and Buzz bait of the
WBFA family of fine spon-
sors and to Bob Redfern for
coming and filming the tour-
nament.
If you would like more
information please go to our
website at


Betty Stahl of Guntersville, AL, third from left, won the professional division of the first annu-
al Howell Tackle Florida Invitational Pro/Am Bass Tournament, sponsored by Gulf County. Deanie
Tate, second from left, from Arkadelphia, Ark., took home first place in the amateur division of
the tournament last year.


with Lisa Craig of Texas
holding a 5 point lead at
195, with Kathryn Gibson of
Tennessee and Robin Babb
of Texas tied at 190 points,
only five behind the leader.
With Lesa Brown of
Arkansas nipping on their
heels with 189 points.
This tournament
promises to set up the two


Champion of this tourna-
ment.
This event is being
filmed for broadcast, on the
Bob Redfern Outdoor
Magazine www.broutdoor-
magazine.com which will be
aired to over 30 million
homes on Fox Sport Net,
Comcast Cable and Dish
Network/Direct TV. Also I


www.wbfatour.com and if
you don't see what you are
looking for contact us:
Mark Hall
WBFA Womens Bass
Fishing Association
Marketing/Promotions
Site Director
Cell 901-489-4183
papamark82@earth-
link.net


Camp locations include:
Babson Park, FL, Prescott,
AZ, Belmont, CA, Thousand
Oaks, CA, Sterling, CO,
Bridgeport, CT, Atlanta, GA,
Carlinville, IL, Macomb, IL,
Greencastle, IN, Atchison,
KS, Baltimore, MD,
Ypsilanti, MI, Hickory, NC,
Schenectady, NY, Bluffton,
OH, Doylestown, PA,
Lebanon, TN, Commerce,
TX, Blacksburg, VA,
Lyndonville, VT, and Beloit,
WI. For a free brochure, call
(704) 373-0873.


DENTAL NEWS FROM THE OFFICE OF

FRANK D. MAY, DMD, PA

PROFESSIONAL CLEANING HOW OFTEN?
How often should you have a professional cleaning? This depends on your own personal thor-
oughness with daily brushing, with the foods you eat, with any medications you may take, and of
course, smoking. Thorough cleaning is much more than simply cosmetic, all though that is very
important.
If you think you are the exceptional person who doesn't need a periodic professional cleaning,
buy some disclosing tablets at your pharmacy. A red dye is released when they are chewed which
attaches itself to stain and plaque. Look in the mirror. The red stains show the areas that need scal-
ing to prevent gum disease and cavities.
We are all subject to the formation of tartar, although the -amount that precipitates out of sali-
va varies with each individual. If you accumulate little, then your teeth must be scaled infrequently.
Usually twice a year is sufficient. However, if you accumulate a lot it must be more frequent or the
irritation will cause pocket formation, bone loss, and eventually possible loss of your teeth.
Come visit our new state of the art facility.
NEW PATIENTS WELCOMED
Meni.er


BEACHES LIONS CLUB


ANNUAL


PANCAKE BREAKFAST
(All you can eat pancakes, sausage/bacon, coffee juice)


Tuesday, March 15, 2005
The Fishouse Restaurant
Mexico Beach
7:00-10:00 CST


Ten Star All-Star



Basketball Camp


IN- H- LI_._ -- 11. U- T-- U- 11. Ur., T-no


Al1 1~


HELP US HELP UTHERS = MELP US HELP UIREKS ntLr US nt:LF U


Slow Down At

School Crossings


I Fine Furniture I i/


Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years


14A Tkp. Stnr. Prt St. loe FL a Thursdavv March 10, 2005


I












The Sky Captain Speaks -

Part I: Nevin Stewart Recounts a Life Spent Chasing
Fish, Albino Dolphins and the American Dream


by Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
He's the voice on the
radio that tells the crew of
Raffield Fisheries where the
fish are.
The one in the four-pas-
senger Cessna flying over-
*head, looking down at the
brown shadows cast by
schools of fast-moving fish.
"You can run a pilot out
of any bush, but a fish spot-
ting pilot, there's not many of
them," Nevin Stewart will tell
you when he meets you.
And when you've lis-
tened to him speak about his
fascinating adventures on
land, sea, and air his 78-
year voyage through a singu-
lar life you'll know that
there aren't many Nevins
either.
Taking Flight
Before he ever soared
above the earth, Stewart was
putting his oars in the water.
A fourth-generation mul-
let fisherman from
Steinhatchee, Stewart
worked in wooden skiffs built
by his father, rowing with
ash oars in the time before
outboard motors.
"I got to be an expert
with oars," laughed Stewart,
who still has a 1949 skiff
built by his father at his
home in Wewahitchka.
In the years that fol-
lowed, Stewart took a job
with Proctor and Gamble,
working at a nearby paper
mill-, and, in 1955, attended
flight school in Tallahassee.
"I just wanted to learn to
fly," Stewart remembered.
"Then I wanted'an airplane."
When he bought an air-
plane five or six years later
from his employers at
Proctor and Gamble,
Stewart's mind was still on
fishing.
He took up fish spotting
in 1963, working for boats on
the side, supplementing his
income at the mill.
Crashing the Glass Ceiling
In the late 60s and early
70s, competition in the skies
was fierce, and up and com-
ing fish spotting pilots found
it hard to break into the
industry.
Stewart witnessed the
fierce competition first-hand
while working on fishing
boats in the Florida Keys.
"It was a closed society
in the Keys," Stewart remem-
bered. 'They didn't want any
other fish spotters down
there."
With as many as four or
five spotters in one area
vying for the spoils of the


sea, pilots couldn't use plain
language when radioing to
their crews below, and relied
on illegal radios and scram-
blers whatever it took, said
Stewart "to keep the enemy
from knowing what we were
doing."
On March 1, 1970, a day
etched in Stewart's memory,
a solar eclipse and bad
weather compounded the
dangers of a sky criss-
crossed by pilots with their
eyes trained on the water
below.
Stewart was 12 miles
west of Key West, working on
a boat catching Spanish
mackerel. His spotter, Jimmy
Page, had just set Stewart
onto a bunch of fish when he
collided with another plane,
and was killed.
With Page's death came
an opening for Stewart to
become a freelance fish spot-
ter in the tradition of his for-
mer Key West spotter pilot.
"Nobody owned Jimmy
Page," Stewart said. And
nobody would own Nevin
Stewart.
With some help from his


"I said, Those things are
easy to catch. A mullet would
have never put up with
that.'"
Stewart was making on
average $2,000 per dolphin.
"I wasn't getting rich,"
Stewart said, "but it was
kind of lucrative."
In 1969, he quit his mill
job and concentrated on
spotting the dolphins from
the air or catching them in
his fishing boats.
Stewart quickly learned
the correct dolphin handling
procedures. "The three
things you wanted to do,"
recalled Stewart, "were to
keep them cool and comfort-
able and moist."
Six inch foam rubber
provided a cushion between
the dolphins and the deck.
The dolphins were then kept
wet and protected from the
elements by a white sheet.
While on board, Stewart
rubbed the dolphins down
with lanolin, buying "the
straight stuff from a drug-
gist," which .kept their skin
pliable and moist.
From the boat, Stewart


Nevin Stewart, fish spotting pilot for Raffield Fisheries, has logged 9,000 hours in the
Raffield's Cessna.
When Stewart caught his pure white, kind of an off- Champagne," and taught her


first dolphin for Marineland
in February 1964, it was a
rare, female blonde dolphin,
which he described as "not a


white color like champagne."
In a tribute to the dol-
phin's color, Marineland
christened the dolphin "Lily


to perform in marine shows.
At an age estimated at
(See SKY CAPTAIN on Page 16A)


Lilly Champagne (back), age 45-46 and Nellie, 52, are the
oldest living Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in captivity. Stewart
caught the rare, blonde dolphin Lilly in Feb. 1964 for
Marineland in St. Augustine. [Photo courtesy of News4Jax.com]


longtime friends, the
Raffields, who ran their own
boats in the area, Stewart
entered the competitive
world of Key West fish spot-
ting.
In Search of the Albino
Dolphin
In the 1960s, Stewart
had begun capturing dol-
phins and selling them to
marine parks, aquariums,
and trainers, in the U.S. and
overseas.
The ease with which he
captured his first dolphin
caught Stewart by surprise.


transported the dolphins to a
20x40 foot salt water holding
pool that he built in
Steinhatchee. The dolphin's
were then taken by air, in
water-tight fiberglass boxes
filled with water, to their final
destinations.
Stewart developed a
working relationship with
Marineland of Florida, the
world's first oceanarium.
Marineland provided the
nets and their expertise i
handling dolphins, while
Stewart spotted the dolphins
from above.


20th Street


Port St. Joe


Stewart caught this albino dolphin in the 1960s, somewhere around Cedar Key.


RAMSEYS'

PRINTING & OFFICE PRODUCTS


209 REID AvE. a PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 A PHONE 850.22.PRINT (77468) OR 850.229.RPOP (7767)
FAX 850.227.7768 8 E-MAIL RAMSEYSPRINTING@GTCOM.NET


YOUR COPYING HEADQUARTERS


LA.G
FRA.

COPIS


P .IN I
I'.II1 dlr,


UiW

COPIS


''Sb
REROUC
OLD&*N*


St. Joe Land Company is soliciting proposals from all parties interested in
acquiring a total of five lots, 8 12 in Block 90 adjacent to the City limits of Port
St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida. The lots are located on the north side of 20th Street
just east of its intersection with Garrison Avenue. 'The lots are adjacent to the
Garrison Plantation subdivision, located less than one mile from Port St. Joe's
school buildings and less than two miles from Reid Avenue and the intersection of
Highways 71 and 98.

All parties interested in obtaining a copy of the Request for Proposal should contact
Mitch Burke at (850) 229-2906. All bids shall be delivered to Mitch Burke, St. Joe
Land Company, 301 East 1st Street, Port St. Joe, F1 32456 on or before 4:00 PM EST,
March 17, 2005.


>rSTJOE"


wwv.stjoeland.com
(c)2005 The St. Joe Company. All lots are subject to applicable land development regulations and other restrictions
and this iffer does not constitute a representation that the lots are buildable. St. Joe Land Company is under no
obligation to sell any property offered hereby.


LOTS FOR SALE


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL e Thursday, March 10, 2005 0 15A


Estabished1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years







1aA thrmF h a M h 2E b e 9 S n u u a s n aa r a


Sky Captain


- From Page 15A


An albino dolphin (left) and a regular gray dolphin swim in the 20x40 foot salt-water hold-
ing pool that Stewart built in Steinhatchee.


45 or 46, Lily Champagne is,
according to Kevin Roberts,
animal curator for
Marineland, "still going
strong," and still part of the
Marineland family.
Lilly and her pool mate
Nellie are the oldest living
Atlantic bottlenose dolphins
in captivity.
After reading an article
in Reader's Digest about an
albino dolphin, Stewart had
his eyes set on another prize.
Stewart says that there
have only been six albino
dolphins ever caught, and he
caught five within 25-30
miles of Steinhatchee, spot-
ting them above at 300-500
feet, and radioing his crew,
who easily nabbed the "pre-
dictable" mammals.
"I know there was one
more," Stewart said. "Cause I
saw it and never did catch
it."
He sold one of the albi-
nos to a man in Naples with
a preference for exotic pets,
and four went to a marine
park.
When the 1972 Marine
Mammal Protection Act
effectively ended Stewart's
trade in dolphin, his once
quiet life chasing' albinos
became colored in ways he
had never before anticipated.
A provision in the law
allowed dolphin fishermen
one year to fulfill any con-


tracted obligations. At the
time, Stewart had a contract
with a .man named John
Nolan in England for 40 or
50 dolphins.
Nolan owned a pool and
trained dolphins before sell-
ing them to marine mammal
facilities throughout Europe.
Stewart completed the
necessary paperwork for his
England contract, sending it
to the appropriate
Washington types, and wait-
ed two months' for a
response.
Although Stewart wishes
he'd saved the letter, he
knows the offending words
by heart.
According to Stewart,
the letter read: "It seems that
you comply with the law to
the letter. However, as we
interpret the law, in the spir-
it of the law, we deny this."
The capricious logic of
the letter still angers
Stewart, who rails against
"some jerk in Washington"
who'd never set foot on either
boat or plane, but had the
power to destroy his liveli-
hood with the stroke of a
pen.
A Change of Plans
After the Marine
Mammal Protection Act went
into, effect, Stewart could still
navigate his. boat,to Mexico,
where dolphin fishing was
legal, provided the fisherman


obtained the correct permit.
Upon returning from one
successful Mexico trip, hav-
ing captured 24 dolphins,
Stewart received word from
the U.S. Navy in California,
which wanted 20 dolphins,
caught down near Panama
City, for which he would
need to submit a bid and
apply for a permit.
When he applied for a
permit through the National
Marine Fisheries Service in
St. Petersburg, they wanted
to know more about his
recent activities in Mexico.
Stewart says that
'although he showed them
his passport and told them
his activities were perfectly
legal, the department was
unsatisfied.
The National Marine
Fisheries Service eventually
fined him $1,200, money
Stewart did not have, and he
lost the Navy bid.
"I put all my eggs in one
basket," remembered
Stewart, who could no longer
rely on his steady mill
income to support his five
children.
Feeling betrayed by the
government, and with no
immediate .job prospects in
sight, Stewart found himself.
at a crossroads.
"I was starving to death,"
Stewart said with character-
istic bluntness. 'That's when


- A ~-jL


Nevin Stewart


RT
.


UB IC-/ATIONS
W vfmR.f^ J Id L s


YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPERS FOR OVER 200 YEARS


Under new ownership The Star provides the information


all along the "information highway" to some 30,000 readers


every week with its three weekly newspapers and another


45,000 or so each month with its visitor's guide, sportsman's


magazine and real estate guide.


If you're advertising in I|a pbi
,r I "


h nX7T7 W


~b 1r 1 b ~ d1W~W~ ~um~I~ *~


11.i Wl ,u 11i yA111i Ui91u AA-Az Cv1Xal a AllPI,,AAu- ai. J'u. a V u LA ;I:,.

message? And, you can take advantage of opr low combine,

'~"ht i aldaii lc i r a- r t f ftimznr Wa r "iir ld hulrnA-'t .i'


LUFI aIU V V ILIZ1iI I aLCnLUJ I IIUAIIIIIEA 3 t JLUVI CUUIl.U U;LRi@




EWPPReEDOM
NEWSPAPERS. INTERACTIVE


SAPALACHICOLA
S CARRABELLE TIM ES

+ YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPERS FOR OVER 118 YEARS


82 Market Street
P.O. Box 820
Apalachicola, FL 32329
Office: 850-653-8868


THESTAR
YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER FOR OVER 67 YEARS


209-211 Reid Ave.

P.O. Box 308

/ \ Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Office: 850-227-1278


The Star Apalachicola & Carrabelle Times Panhandle Beacon/Hook & Trigger Gulf Coast Real Estate Guide


... ,
"F .: t -s:' ,,"


*n *tJi


9. ,4b .


I got into hauling weed."
Sky Trafficking
In the 1970s and 80s,
the skies were full of small-
time traffickers making air-
plane runs to Colombia for
marijuana and other nar-
cotics.
In 1975, Stewart count-
ed himself among those
pilots smuggling marijuana
into the U.S.
"There was plenty of
weed all down there, and a
market up here," Stewart
remembered. "The bottle-
neck was getting our pilots to
do it."
Pilots who were willing
often did not have the navi-
gational expertise to make it
to Colombia and back.
"Most of it was just dead
reckoning," said Stewart,
whose over 20 years as a
pilot and previous navigation
training in the Navy made
him the perfect candidate for
the illegal operation.
Completing the 1,200
mile flight from Miami to
Colombia, was, to Stewart,
"just a matter of knowing
navigation. It wasn't all that
complicated."
Stewart remembers one
would-be smuggler who
pressed him for directions to
Jamaica. Stewart's response:
"You go to Haiti and turn
right."
His plane loaded with
anywhere from 700 to 2,000
pounds of marijuana,
Stewart completed the per-
ilous journeys alone,
"My longest trip was 29


hours," Stewart remem-
bered. "And there wasn't
nobody but me."
Within the stretch of sky
between Colombia and
Miami, there were a multi-
tude of weather fronts that
made navigation potentially
life-threatening.
"If you went down easy,
you could bet it would be hell
coming back," remembered
Stewart.
But once he'd gone so
far, he couldn't go back. "You
knew you had to go through
it," Stewart said. "That's
when you start talking to
yourself."
Stewart made the trips
sporadically, when he need-
ed the money, up until 1981,
when he got "popped" carry-
ing 2,000 pounds of marijua-
na in his twin-engine plane.
Stewart could see the
customs agents behind him
on his return to the states. "I
looked back and saw them
and said, There's no way to
get away from them,'"
Stewart remembered.
Instead of landing at his
usual place in Miami, he flew
all the way to Cross City,
near his hometown.
"I said, 'I know I'm bust-
ed, why not get busted at
home?'" laughed Stewart.
Stewart was sentenced
to a total of 25 years, of
which he served five years
and two weeks, with eight
additional years on proba-
tion.
He had lost his freedom,
and worse, his twin-engine


beauty of a plane,
While at a prison in
Lexington, ABC's 20/20 con-
tacted Stewart. The show
was doing a story about
Customs agents seizing drug
traffickers' airplanes.
The reporter told Stewart
that his plane was currently
being used in Jacksonville to
chase other smugglers, and
asked him, "What do you
think of that?"
Stewart, who declined to
be interviewed on 20/201
told the reporter: "I think
they've got a d-- good air-
plane."
Stewart makes it clear
that the government's inter-
vention in his livelihood was
what led him to drug traf-
ficking.
"If the government had
never told me the lie, I
would've never done that,"
Stewart said.
But he is content in
knowing that he's done his
time, is not ashamed to
admit his indiscretions.
After all, his brief career
as a smuggler resulted in one
of Stewart's greatest catch
phrases.
Ask him to tell you about
the end result of those trips
to Columbia, and Stewart
will say with a grin: "The US
Customs got my plane, the
DA got my weed, the lawyer
got my money, and I got 25
years."
[Next week: The nine
lives of Nevin Stewart and
the high-flying art of bait
fish spotting]


T~1-1S-I~~ .L*P*C(~~?*-----I77-11- -


Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years


16A The Star, Port St.Joe, FL Thursday, March 10, 2005


-- ~ ;:











Calling All Kayakers Who Wish to Form a Paddling Club


We have a growing num-
ber of kayak enthusiasts in
Mexico Beach and
Gulf/Franklin Counties who
wish to form a paddling club.
There are some great pad-
dling areas in the vicinity;
some that you have always
wanted to explore but need-
ed local knowledge or just
another friend to share the
adventure. If you are inter-
ested in joining other kayak-
ers in local and remote
excursions on coastal and
inland waters, now is your
chance. Happy Ours
Kayak and Canoe Outpost on
Cape San Blas is leading the
organization of this club but
in no way does it want to
Control the group's activities.
We are just facilitating its
birth!


The first meeting is
scheduled for Saturday,
March 12, at 10:00 a,m.
Eastern at Happy Ours
Kayak and Canoe Outpost,
located at 775 Cape San Bias
Road in Port St. Joe.
Whether you wish to attend
or are interested but can't
make that date, please call
Debbie at Happy Ours at
(850) 229-1991 by March 10.
The purpose of this first
meeting is to meet other
interested kayakers and
establish goals and guide-
lines for the club. If you
want to bring your kayak,
you are welcome to launch in
the Bay from Happy Ours
after the meeting. In the
meantime you can be think-
ing about things like .
*What name should we


give this club?
*How often would you
like to participate in local
and remote trips?
*What waterways are
unknown that you would like
to explore?
*What bodies of water
are you familiar with and
would like to share?
*Do you have physical
limitations that need consid-
eration in planning trips?
*Do you have a way to
transport your kayak, or will
you need help?
*Do overnight trips inter-
est you?
*Would you be more
inclined to participate in half
or full-day trips?
*Are -environmental
issues of concern to you, like
"Leave No Trace" to limit


impact on the environment?
*Are there seasons of the
year in which you cannot
participate in outings?
*Alcohol use? (Happy
Ours will not participate in
any outing where alcohol or
drugs are consumed before.
or during a paddling trip.)
Any other issues that
should be considered may be
brought up at the meeting if
time allows. The meeting
will end no later than noon
for those who have lunch
plans or wish to enjoy the
afternoon kayaking on the
Bay.
Contact: Debbie
VanVleet, Happy Ours Kayak
& Canoe Outpost, (850) 229-
1991 info@HappyOurs
Kayak.com


Hula Classes Beginning May 11


Lisa and Malia Faipea, of
the Kapakai Nalo Outrigger
Canoe Club, will be offering
hula classes beginning May
11 at the Community Center
in Port St. Joe.
Hula lessons will be held
on Thursday, with classes
for both children and adults.
Kids from ages 8-12 will
meet from 3-4:30, and ages
13 and up will meet from 7-
8:30.
Lisa Faipea learned the
hula while in the army, sta-
tioned in Hawaii. Her daugh-
ter, Malia, began studying
hula at age five, and per-
formed in Waikiki at age
pine.


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.
For registration informa-
tion, contact Lisa Faipea at
227-7014 or the Kapakai
Nalo Outrigger' Canoe Club
at 227-3343.


Triathlon and Duathlon at


Mexico
SMexico Beach and St.
Joe Beach are excited about
our 1st Triathlon and
Duathlonl All athletes are
welcome and invited to com-
pete in this great event. The
triathlon will consist of a
half-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
beach, 15-mile bike ride and
a 5k-run., -..
The event is sponsored
by Cory Everson's Fitness for


Beach and StJoe 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
I


Talk to the people who matter most.


Get Unlimited Free Calls
To Your Home Phone


ADD LINES


$


9EACH
EACH
- 'r'. I, ) "


SPlus Get:
Unlimited Mobile-to-Mobile Minutes
Unlimited Night & Weekend Minutes
Add up to 4 lines!
Only on seIecl a t plans.


ALLTEL Retail Stores I Authorized AgentsI Equipment offers at these locations may vary.
Marianna Tyndall AF Shop At A Apalachicola Graceville' Panama City Perry
2811 Hy 71 220 Mail Lane Participating Beach Ccmpiter Svss Obars Insurance Oraylink Wireless Cox Electronics
(850) 526-7701 850) 286-5455 WAL*MAR 1T 850)6S53.1234 11350) 1 34413 !850M1 f041300 (io150 -5145
Panama City Port St. Joe Bolatstawn Marianne Willess Advantuge H & H Te!co
2503 wy 77 N 200 Raid Ave. Business Sales eB&B Cieroncs Cuatal Cllulatr !50i 073 6060 (8501 584-805
(851) 785,700D !850li27.1000 1 185017.-3711 i850! 526-4022.
(850 715 15 801 227-1000 1 1 08 1807-371 i 52Panama City Beach St. George Island
Panama City 'ie Wireless Company Grayink Wiraless Beach Comouter Svs.
(850 4182-6255 !850) 638-7156 i8501 653-7466


Camera Phone
With built-in flash


ONLY ,as';-
2999'.l'p

:. .' '
..>.,' 0, :-. ;-.


A price you'll
flip for.


Proud Sponsor of:



Hyan Newmnan
and the ill2 ALLTEL Dodge


Federal, state and local taxes apply. In addition, ALLTEL charges a Regulatory Cost Recovery Fee (currently 6)e, a Telecom Connectivity Fee (currently 59e), federal & state Universal Service Fund fees (both vary by
customer usage), and a 911 fee of up to 1.94 (where 911 service is available). These additional fees are not taxes or governmenl-requirod charges and are subject to change. 9.99 Add a Line: 1 line must e a primary
line of service on select rate plans $59.99 and higher, with no more than 4 secondary lines at $1.99/month. Service agreement required for each line. 1-year service agreement required for each new line; 2-year service
agreement required in conjunction with a phone promotion. Plan Details: Calls to your home phone require 2 or more lines ol wireless service.on the same bill. 1 line must be a primary line on a qualifying ..
rate plan. Customer's wireless number & designated home number must be in the same geographic area. Minutes used for calls to your home phone are deducted from your mobile-to-mobile packqae. -.
Some ALLTEL plans feature unlimited calls to your home phone and unlimited mobile-to-mobile minutes. Calls to your home phone and Mobile-to-Mobile calls must begin & end in your plan's calling cu
area. Mobileuto-Mobile minutes applto calls between ALLTEL wireless customers. Call orwarding, 411 & voice mail calls excluded. Nights are Mon-Thurs 9:00pm 5:59am. Weekends are Fri 9:00pm colnt rmaeon
M on 5:9arm Add;fionel lr.rorn lion i; n,;,.:l, i;.-,,.; If,, ,1 ip ;.i ;, ;i.n. -,, ,r,: ;.,,, r, j;i ,, ,, I ,i .s.i ,,, r,.,.. .,, r,, I 1 t. r.i r,- ,,,-,.; ,, ,,h, ,,', I,,o,:,t, -, ..ntract. ofeo
$200 early 'Tr, lii,r, I rl, K'- 'L ,-,, l ,-i l,-l; .1 I n .Jbl':.. I.jlr= ..LLr l. Tufarr,. i C j,',,1, ,:,',-: h,,' l .T, : r ,' ',L .,. ,I' !1I j", -'I..ihL :h"itv f f r.r ,'r alltei. Code fI


SDrive A Little Save A Lot

"No Money Down"



"Factory Warranty" Local Trade ,

SWas ..$12,995 ..
t Now ....$9,988 s


.* -.* ^
Was ... 13-995
I : ;


Was ..$13,995
S Now ....$11,988
^.$'Or ......$198/mo


ruafs- 4t~.:A --


" Was ..$16,995
5 Now ..$14,988
S Or ....$248/mo


Xcab XLT






|Was ..$17,995
| Now ..$15,988
SOr ....$268/mo


A













Il


Leather- OnStar XM Radio






Was ..$21,995
Now ..$19,988
SOr ....$328/mo1


0 New Body Style






SWas ..$28,995

| Now ..$24,988 ,
Or ...$1 m8/mo




g~~ "p ^ --- _.-


SAll Sales Prices Int
SWAC 720 or high
Plus Sales Tax and Ta


S I- .'soBtB1 *i







Was..$14,998

Now ..$12,988
Or ......$2581mo *60 mo


4DR 4.3 V6






Was ..$21,995
Now .$19,988
Or ....$328/mo
'..I$2, 995fl |'

V8 LS Stepside *






Was ..$24,995


Now ..$22,988
Or ....$378/mo


Only 7,000 miles" LSE






Was ..$28,995

Now ..$26,988
Or ....$458/m

clude Dealer Fees
ier BIA on Score
ig: 72 mo term WAC


85-7-30 -004910


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, March 10, 2005 I B


Establishedr 1937 0 Servina Gulf courntv andl~surrounding areas for 67 years


v









2BTeSa.Pr t o. L*TusaMrh1,205Etbihd197*Sevn ufcut n uronigaesfr6 er


(850) 227-1278
(850) 227-1278


Hurray for the Bay!
Dear Editor:
Last month, the Friends
of St. Joseph Bay Preserves,
Inc. held a Shrimp Boil and
Open House to highlight and
support the natural
resources in and around St.
Joseph Bay. We sold out of
shrimp dinners and the raffle
and music made it a very fes-
tive day. People from all
around the area came to this
event, and we thank them.
I want to also thank the
many people who made the
raffle such a success and the
door prizes so much fun. We
sold over 350 raffle tickets
for 12 awesome prizes. The
top donation came from Blair


/ FREE Real Estate Tours"
A good introduction to local real estate markets without
the pressure of a one-on-one appointment with a Realtor.


Tours leave from Anchor offices and last approx. 1 hour.
Wednesday 3 p.m. ET St. George Island Fridays 3 p.m. ET Carrabelle
Thursday 10 a.m. CT (11 a.m. ET) -Mexico Beach Saturdays 3 p.m. ET -Apalachicola
Thursday 3 p.m. ET Cape San Bias Sundays 3 p.m. ET Tallahassee

Call 800-624-3964 for more information

Anctfor R ealrty d ft ortgag 1 .

www.florida-beach.com


Morgan who captains the
Blue Water Bandit Charters -
a half-day fishing trip on St.
Joseph Bay. As the list goes
on, notice that there is a
theme he-e as well because
these very generous profes-
sionals supported the Bay
and really, the Bay supports
them, too. Gift certificates
came from Sunset Coastal
Grill, Beachcombers and the
St. Joe Shrimp Company.
The Turtle Beach Inn, The
Old Saltworks Cabins and
Whispering Pines donated
one and two-night stays on
the Bay. Similarly, St.
Vincent Island Shuttle
Services donated trips to St.
Vincent Island. Bluewater
Outriggers stayed with the
Bay and fishing theme in
their donation of fish tum-
blers. Perhaps the most cre-
ative and unusual gift was a
hand-carved fish clock that
glows in the dark from
"Gator" Weiland at the Indian
Pass Raw Bar. Thank you all
for supporting the Bay in a
big way.
Also, thanks to the fol-
lowing businesses. who
donated 24 different door
prizes from hammocks to
cast nets, carvings to caps
and wine to oysters: Island
Adventures, The Port Fine
Wine and Spirits, Indian
Pass Raw Bar, Indian Pass
Campground, Turtle Beach
Inn, Scallop Cove BP and the
Friends of St. Joseph Bay
Preserves, Inc.
Everyone had a great
time, some winning great
prizes, but the real winner is
St. Joseph Bay. I am proud
to support the Friends of St.
Joseph Bay Preserves, Inc.
and am proud of the comfmu-


nity support for this dynam-
ic organization, too.
Barb Matty,
Vice President
Board of Directors,
Friends of St. Joseph
Bay Preserves, Inc.

Thank You
Dear Tim
Thank you. I have never
received a lovelier letter
(March 4 Editorial). But, I
must tell you (and you prob-
ably anticipate what I am
going to say next because
you allude to it in your let-
ter), you give me too much
credit.
I am the one who should
be sending out my thanks.
First, to the individuals with-
in The St. Joe Company who
had the foresight to establish
the Foundation in the first
place, to the members of the
Board of Trustees of The St.
Joe Community Foundation,
and all of the individuals
within and without the com-
pany who provide and will
continue to provide support
for the Foundation's initia-
tives, and who work for the
betterment of the communi-
ties within which they live. I
have been blessed and fortu-
nate to be given the opportu-
nity to work on behalf of the
Foundation for close to five
years.
I'm especially indebted to
all those individuals in Bay,
Franklin, Walton and Gulf
Counties who opened up to
me their homes, their histo-
ries, and their hearts. You
are so right. It has always
been about more than the
'dollars. It's been humbling
and gratifying to meet so
many wonderful individuals
who are truly weaving the
fabric of community togeth-
er. That I could be witness
to the goodhearted good will
of so many caring folk has
been one of the greatest gifts
of my life.
In Gratitude,
Pam Selton
And, p.s. You always
improved on any press
release we could ever con-
ceive.


Roy Lee Carter

Port St. Joe Garden Club News


The Port St. Joe Garden
Club held its regular meet-
ing Feb. -10 at 2:00 p.m. at
the Port St. Joe Garden Club
on 8th Street with President
Betty Lewis presiding. The
meeting was opened with
prayer and the pledge to the
flag. Guests were welcomed.
The program was given
by Roy Lee Carter, Gulf
County Extension Agent. His
program was on things to do
for your lawn at this time.
He also went through a
number of insecticides and
pesticides for various dis-
eases on plants and lawns.
In the photo, Carter
shows a "'weed mop" which
is used to "mop" the weeds.
Everyone was amazed when'
he said this item was a
'weed mop," but he says it
works when usIed correctly.
A question and answer peri-
od followed his program.
Refreshments were then
served by the hostesses.
The Port St. Joe Garden


Club meets on the second
Thursday of each month and
the public is invited to come
and join us for our programs
and meetings. The next
meeting will be March 10.

* Free Tax Service

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


Hospice of the Emerald Coast

Holds Memorial Service


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


Port St. Joe.
Hospice of the Emerald
Coast wants to encourage
everyone to participate in
this special time of remem-
brance and fellowship.
For more information or
to make reservations to
attend, please call 229-
8188.


OPEN HOUSES 7


Saturday,

March 12

11 a.m 4 p.m. EST

$279,900
WO ,


0, 0- ,
-", -- ,l
-cg O F [ml
b| l lt-iI


Apalachicola 800 624-3964
Cape San Bias 866 654-0999
Carrabelle .1800 613-5962
Easipoint 800 409-3204
Nledco Beach 866 692-3224
Simmons Bayou 877 929-8001
Si. George Island 800 525-4793
St. Joe Beach 800 411-3717


-.- ,...t: 4

'Poteere House Interior ,' Lowe Basfront Bonn Barfront
139 Idaho Street. (C rrabelle 220 GCamerci Plant. BId.. Easipoint ." 324 \. Ba shore Dr.. St. George Is.
Directions: from Cariabelle Anchor directionss : on Hwy. 98 just past the directionss: cross bridge to St. George
office travel east for approx. four miles. intersection of State Road 65. 'Ysland, travel 0.1 mile, turn right on W.
Turn left on Idaho Street. Home is fourth Beautiful large new Bayfront four bedroom, Bayshore Drive. Continue 0.3 mile.
house down. four and one-half bath home in Gramercy House is on the left. Look for balloons!
Very nice home in very good condition. Plantation. Wrap around balcony and ele- Nice home on a lot.and a half on a corner,
Screened porch, carport, boat shed on two vator. MLS#103625. (Meet sales agent in overlooking canal and Bay. Andersen win-
lots. MLS#104001. office for an escort to house). dows, beautiful cypress exterior.
Call Chad Jordan at 850 443-1700. Call Pam Collins at 850 899-1054 or MLS#101225.
Hall Bell at 850 899-9694. Call Grayson Shepard at 850 653-6718.


Steamboat House -
Historic District
67 Avenue D, Apalachicola
Directions: from the jAnchor office
Apalachicola travel south on Hwy. 9
turn right on Fifth Street. Home is on t
corer of Fifth Street and Avenue D.
Rare historic architecture in home built
1846. Beautiful wood floors, 10 foot ce
ings, seven fireplaces. MLS#101501.
Call John L. Miller at 850 653-6548.


Rogers Historic District. Sandy Bottoms Gulf Front
9 Asenue C, Apalachicola '. 191 Tiffany Beach Road, Cape San Bias
directions : from the Anchor Office in\ Directions: from Apalachicola Anchor
in lApalachicola travel west on Hwy. 98 one -Y Office, continue west on Hwy. 98 for
8, block, turn left on 7th St. Go down two approx. 8 miles. Take slight left onto
he blocks to Avenue C. Turn right on Ave. CR-30W for 12.5 miles. Turn left onto
C. Rogers is in the middle of the block. CR-30E for 5.3 miles. Turn left onto
in Beautifully renovated three bedroom, two Tiffany Beach Road.Gulf front three bed-
,il- bath all cypress cottage. Completely updat- room, two and one-half bath home at Cape
ed. Tastefully decorated. MLS#103832, San Bias. MLS#103595,
Call Keith Hardy at 850 899-4057. Call Nipper Jewett at 404 788-8836.


**%. ^!;!_ I ... ...



Dunes Club 2C Gulf front Helms Gulf View .t- Gasaway Interior
198 Club Drive, Cape San Bias 'I. '* 8984 Auger Ave., Beacon Hill t.' 6102/6014 Fortner, Mexico Beach
Directions: from Port St. Joe travel east' Direcuons: from the St. Joe office travel Dirtecons: from Toucan's on Mexico
to C-30A. Veer right on C-30A. Travel northwests t on Hwy. 98 2.5 miles. Turn \Beach, travel 1/2 block east to 7th Street.
6.8 miles to C-30E. Turn right on C-30E. sight on Fryer Lane, left on Lighthouse 'urn left. Go two blocks, turn right on
Travel 1 mile, turn left on Club Drive. Road. House is at the end on the right. Fortner. Go 1/2 block down on left.
All fully furnished. Gated, pool, tennis Beautiful home built in 2000 on large lot Duplex with each unit having two bed-
court, boat parking. MLS#102347. with fantastic gulf views. No thru traffic, rooms, one bath, Both units are currently
Call Christy Thompson 850 596-9155. Extensive landscaping/gardens. Beautiful rented. Approx. 1,500 sq. ft. MLS#99653.
homesite. MLS#103566. Call Michael Shores at 850 251-8081.
Call John Mazzonovich 850 899-3600.


SAncphor wealth & $aortgagqqe &o.

www.florida-beach.com


r: r, +'p


"'


.I


.i
,~

~WSg~:
L11'


5' !
$5. o


'
A ,. '
' *" -


I!


Customize the long distance

you need with the calling

features you want, and get the best


a




----



listnceu'
a a a^^


::'; 'r, ,' .. t
..', ',* ;, ,.'

I :::; ;"2 t,
'. -* ,, ;',
5..


: .'
ir'' ;-"*A'



'o; _'.,


services at the best price all in one bill!


Clear Choice plans can include 1500 long distance
minutes (25 hours!) and up to nine calling features. Buy
blocks of minutes, pay as you go, or just pay once and
get extreme savings!


Call a customer service representative today for details.


ol


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


2B The Star, Port St. Joe, FL e Thursday, March 10, 2005


.. .... .... i ......... i /* .


:' -;"-P*. .wi.-


-:
















Twelfth Annual Kids Fest to be Held April 16


-' I- a #'7 it W 0
An 0 ir 1F% r I


The Twelfth Annual
Kidfest will be held Saturday,
April 16, from 10:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. (Central Time) on
the grounds of Gulf Coast
Community College in
Panama City, Florida. The
festival provides a day of
activities and entertainment
for children and families in
the Tri-State region.
Approximately 7,000 people
attend Kidfest each year.
Sponsors, entertainers,
vendors, volunteers, and
other participants of chil-
dren's activities are rteeded
to partake in Kidfest 2005
presented by Early
Education and Care, Inc.
Individuals interested in


being considered as enter-
tainers, please send an audio
tape or DVD/VHS tape to
Early Education and Care,
Inc., c/o Entertainment
Chair, 450 Jenks Avenue,
Panama City, FL 32401 or
call the telephone numbers
listed below.
Kidfest is a major com-
munity event that strength-
ens the family unit while
supporting vital children's
programs and services
through Early Education and
Care, Inc. (EEC). These chil-
dren's programs make it pos-
sible for parents to move
from welfare to work,
encourages the role of the
parent as the child's first


riminaljustice oordinatr eceves lifeguard Training Class
44ainrJ A Af thn Vonnv ALxua 0 2


VUIUIILC'LU VULiltC 1 rIvvU


Gulf Coast Community
College Criminal Justice
coordinator, Steve Brumm,
recently received the first-
ever "Voluhteer of the Year"
award for 2004 from.the City
of Panama City Police
Department.
Chief of Police Van Etten
announced that' Steve
Brumm's professionalism
and dedication to the
Panama City Police
Department earned him the
award "Volunteer of the Year"
from the nominating com-
mittee.
Chief Van Etten stated
that Mr. Brumm has been
with the reserve officer pro-
gram since 1990. During
that time he volunteered over


3,600 hours to the police
department., He frequently
devoted additional hours to
the program and took on the
responsibility of scheduling
monthly training for the
reserves. Chief Van Etten
further stated that Steve
Brumm is a certified trainer
and has personally trained
the reserves in firearms, dri-
ving, first aid, CPR,
Hazardous Materials, as Well
as other law enforcement
programs.
Mr. Brumm was also
instrumental in planning
and carrying out numerous
special details for the Heart
Walk, March of Dimes, Walk
America, ,Trick or Trek run
and Race Judicata events.


Singing Commodores and One-Act Plays
The Visual and In addition, GCCC will
Performing Arts Division of present "Three Evenings of
)Gulf Coast Community One-Acts" March 18, 19 and
College will present the 20 in the Amelia Center
GCCC Singing Commodores Theatre Lab. The plays are
and vocal groups, from student directed and each
Arnold and Rutherford high evening will feature a differ-.
schools in a song and dance ent performance. Admission
performance March .12 at is $5 at the door.and seating
7:30 p.m. in the Amelia is limited. The plays are rec-
Center Theatre. The onimended for mature audi-
Commodores program will ences only. Friday and
showcase selections by Saturday performances
Ellington, Gershwin and begin' at 7:30 p.m. and
Porter, along with other jazz Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
greats. The performance is For additional informa-
free and open to the public. tion, call 872-3886.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Course


Gulf Coast Community
College will conduct a
Graduate Record
Examination (GRE) prep
course for five consecutive
Nlondays and Tuesdays from
March 28 to April 26 from 6
p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Student
Union West building, room
347.
The purpose of the
course is to prepare' students
for the graduate school
admissions exam. English

Health Awa
The Counseling Center
of Gulf Coast Community
College will present Health
Awareness Day on March 23
from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in
the' lower level of the
Commodore Cafe, located in
the Student Union East
building on campus,
Health Awareness Day is


and math will be taught. The
fee for the course is $120
and registration will take
place at the reception
counter in the Lifelong
Learning Office on the 2nd
floor of the Student Union
East building, Monday to
Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5:30
p.m. and on Friday, 8 a.m. to
4.p.m.
For additional informa-
tion, call Jim Barr at 873-
3513.

ireness Day
an opportunity for students
and members of the commu-
nity to speak.with represen-
tatives from organizations in
the area that promote safe
and healthy lifestyles.
For additional informa-
tion, call Leigh DeVane
Bailey at 769-1551, ext.
4861.


rI

ALEm FCT


The Wellness & Athletics
Division of Gulf Coast
Community College will offer
a series, of lifeguard training
classes to be held March 10-
21 and April 7-18.
Students must be 15
years old on or before the
last day of the. class they
enroll in. The prerequisite
swim ability is to be able to
swim 500 yards and show
stroke proficiency in
freestyle, breaststroke and
sidestroke. It is also neces-
sary to be able to recover a
10' pound. brick from the
deep end of the pool and to
tread water for two (2) min-
utes.
Classes will meet from
6:00 to 10:00 p.m. in the
Natatorium (NA 303).
Prospective students are
requested to register inthe
Admissions and Records
office. The class is limited to
25 students.
The cost for the course is
$95. Enrollment does not
include books obtained from
the American Red Cross at


430 East 15th Street,
Panama City, Florida. The
cost, however, does include
Red Cross certification card,
issued following successful
completion of the course.
For additional informa-
tion, call Carl Kleinschmidt
872-3832.


teacher, enhances the pro-
fessional development of
early childhood educators,
and provides direct services
for children and families. As
a private, not-for-profit cor-
poration, EEC counts on the
community to help us fulfill
our mission. Kidfest is a
wonderful celebration that
provides a day of fun and
magic for children of all ages.


EMERALD
TURF SALE'S
Mike Halley, Owner


All area businesses, indi-
viduals, or organizations
interested in participating in
Kidfest by sponsoring an
activity or contributing
funds, services, or volunteer
hours can contact Early
Education and Care, Inc. at
(850) 872-7550, extension
2260 or 1-800-768-8316,
extension 2260.


Specializing in:

Centipede
Palmetto
St. Augustine

Delivery & Installation



850/643-7411
850/674-9188


emeraldturf@hotmail.com
P urfAlog teGufCos


RCd E44USI Z~~~~1~~44









BIREF


LLC,


Ponce DeLeon-

St. Joe Beach
UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
Still time to select flooring
and colors.
3 Bedroom / 2 Bath. Just 3 blocks
to the Gulf. This cottage has front
and back porches with an April 4th
completion date. Don't wait, this
coastal charmer won't last long.
MLS# 103258

$420,000


*: ..4


.ew'.t l t

IWayne Rowlett, Realtor


A BETTER PLACE FOR
YOUR MONEY!

If you think that buying a
second home is a luxury only
the Donald Trumps of the
world can enjoy, think again.
Recent statistics reveal that
second-home sales increased
nearly 25% in just the two
years between 2001 and 2003.
The primary buyers are baby,
boomers reaching the peak of
their income earning years and
investors (sometimes one and
the same).
There are three great rea-
sons to buy a second home: as
a vacation home, as a retire-
ment .destination, and as an
investment. Thinking ahead
to retirement, a home is an
excellent asset that ranks up
there with IRAs, mutual funds
and CDs. Very few stocks or
bonds offer the return that
you'll enjoy on the investment
toward your retirement home.


Barelool Propenies
Yoi can enilcy a rice ta-\
break by do\.-nsizing now.
avoidmin capital gains tax\e_ on
the sale. and using your equity
to purchase your rctir'ment
home. Then there's the income
when you're ready to retire and
can sell your current primary
residence!
A second home is a great
investment at our low interest
rates. Many investors are tak-
ing money out of the sluggish
stock market and moving it
into real estate, enjoying record
appreciation. You don't have to
be an investment wiz to maxi-
mize your dollars in a second
home. You just need a little
guidance from your local finan-
cial and real estate profession-
alsl


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


CAPE SAN BLAS NEW CONSTRUCTION
MLS# 103267
4 Beciroom/4 Bath 130' X 131' lot on beautiful Cape
San Bias Ready for your most discriminating xbuver
S895,000



CAPE SAN BLAS XZONE
MLS# 102486
FIRST TIER! New furniture package included. 3
Bedroom/2 Bath New home ready for the season.
Big lot excellent for a pool.
$649,000


CAPE SAN BLAS XZONE
MILS# 103519
Cape Breezes Sub Division Quality new
construction with hardwood floors, tile baths, and
carpeted bedrooms. 2 Bedroonm/2.5 Bath. Beautiful
views of the gulf and bay!
$625,000

C-30
MLS# 102487
Fully furnished. Great view of St. Joe Bay in
'Treasure Bay Subdivision. Lots of porches and
decks. Nice home with all the extras.
$449,000


CAPE SAN BLAS Gulf Front XZone. Deeded beach to bay access. Big beach!
$1,250,000 MLS#101971

CAPE SAN BLAS Gulf View XZone. Turtle Dunes. Only 13 lots in subdivision
with private pool. This one will be gone fast!
$595,000 MLS#103576



-
3 s* A** A7 8 8


St. Jaoeph (Care Center

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


I I- ----L- LI -~ a


The -Starr, Port St. Joe, FL 9 Thursday, March 10, 2005 3B


Establishedl 19317 Servinqr Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years


L


V". I






-TM lii w n i OT i j o H-. j'^ i *I'I 'V, ''* / w -


Ramen for Real


"Copyrig


ted Material :


Syndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers"-


, "* 1 ,.,_
,.,......- ,. -'-- +.^ .
Indian Pass Raw Bar- this place has
captured the market on "unique din-
ing". The Indian Pass Raw Bar serves
up the area's best oysters, steamed
shrimp, crab legs and variety of simi-
lar delectables. The semi-self service
restaurant offers great atmosphere
and charm (Not to mention Great
Food). This is a must while vacationing
in Paradise.
Check us out at www.indianpossrawbar.com
8391 C-30A,
South of Port St. Joe
850-227-1670
New Hours:
Tuesday Thursday: 12:00-8:00
Friday Saturday: 12:00-9:00
Beginning this Sunday, May
.30th we will open at 1:00
pm and this schedule will
continue until Labor Day.


4 -


w -


--I


0 -


-. ;.-'++ ++ .: '" ^ : l" '''':i'^ .
...... +++'l- isiLJ+


Steamer's Raw Bar &

Seafood Restaurant


*Open Daily
*Lunch Specials Daily
*2 Nightly Specials

Special Tuesday and
Thursday Niaght:
All You Can Eat Alaskan Snow
Crab.....$15.95
Also $1.99 for 1 Dozen Raw Oysters!
4 pm til Close
Saturday & Sunday:
Breakfast
5:30 am til 10:00 am
SEAFOOD MARKET
A Wide Variety of Fresh Seafood


AND...


Charter Fishing Trips
SBay Fishing Trips
Offshore Fishing Trips


Steamers Raw Bar
& Restaurant
518 Hwy 98 West
Apalachicola, Fl
32328


653-3474


- -
-q m-


602 Monument Avenue
Port St Joe, FL
Monday, Wednesday thru Saturday
5:00pm 10:00 pm
Closed on Tuesday
850.227.7900


Coastal Grill
mmwmwimw makk ftwb-, ..


UPCOMING EVENTS
Wine Tasting Thursday, March 10th
Mad Hatter Fashion Show
Saturday, March 19t


,I Easter Buffet ...
SSunday, March 27th
t ; '- + + '. T .
Please call 227-7900 .." '~'i
to make reservations and get more information. ;, i,


Sunday Brunch -10:30 am 2:00 pm
Monday is Home style Night
Wednesday is Italian Night


Congratulations SCG Teaml
Winners of
Mexico Beach Gumbo Cook-offi


Phone 229-5200 Fax 229-1782

DoCKSIDE 342 West First Street Port St. Joe
{*Sf r' c We Deliver in town only
SVCAFE i Orders must be placed by 10:30 a.m.
Port St. Joe Marina $10 minimum (IN TOWN PORT ST. JOE ONLY)
Monday Saturday Dinner 9:00 pm
LUNCH IS BACK! Live Music with Greg Wood


Plate Specials Daily!


Monday Night
All You
Can Eat
Fried


Tuesday Night

Fried


Friday & Saturday 6:00 pm 9:00 pm


Wednesday Night
All You
Can Eat


Thursday Night
Back by Popular
Demand!
Our Black Angus


Shrimp Dinner Mullet Ribeye


$12.95


$8.95


$10.95


$14.95


- .
tC


Flounder Fresh


I


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


4R Tk.- ';tnr Pnrt St lo Fl 9 Tkursclo. March 10, 2005


14


r


4o m


c


r


r


- -


Ab


, .


o








Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years


Wewahitchka Women's Club


The Wewahitchka
Women's Club met Feb. 9 at
the Charles Whitehead
Library with 22 members
present.
Carol Vlahos, second
vice president, conducted the
business meeting.
Ferald Greer gave the
devotional entitled, "A
Reason for Optimism."
Charlotte Brown, chair-
man of "Home Life" had
Mildred Melvin, Gulf County
Extension Agent, as a guest
speaker. She gave a presen-
tation on "Living Actively for
Good Health." Members par-
ticipated in "chair .dancing
around the world" for a good
workout.
Vlahos reported on the
club's accomplishments.
Plans were made to
attend the FFWC District 2
Arts and Crafts Festival,
hosted by the Blountstown
Woman's Club at the Pioneer
Settlement.
Hostesses for the day
were Martha Lanier, Emmie


Port St. Joe

Police Report
On February 28, George
E. Baxter, 50, Port St. Joe,
was arrested on active war-
rant for felony battery and
robbery.
On March 1, Crystal G.
McCallum, 30, Wewahitchka,
was arrested for VOP.
On March 4, Jennifer L.
Johnson, 42, Port St. Joe,-
was arrested for VOP.
On March 4, Von T.
Holmes, 39, Port St. Joe, was
arrested for,VOP.
On March 5, John P.
Norman, 48, West Point, Ga.,
was arrested for DUI.
Lost and.Found
The following items were
recently found in the city of
Port St. Joe:
1. Olympus digital cam-
era
2. pair of Sentrek snow
skis
If anyone has lost any of


Young and Maureen
Mitchell.
**************
Carol Vlahos, Ruth Hall,
Bobbie Davis, Maureen
Mitchell and Tweeta Gaskin
attended the FFWC District 2
Arts and Crafts Festival
hosted by the Blountstown
Women's Club at the Pioneer
Settlement.
Marilyn Hogan, District
2 director, conducted the
meeting.
After the call to order,
Ruth Hall gave the devotion-
al. Each club was allowed a
two-minute talk on the club's
accomplishments.
After the business meet-
ing, members had a self-
guided tour of the settle-
ment.
A delicious "country"
luncheon of chicken and
dumplings, turnip greens,
sweet potatoes, biscuits,
cornbread with homemade
jellies, syrup and churned
butter, peach cobbler and
pound cake.


these items, you may come
by the Port St. Joe police
department to identify them.
"Substandard Structure
and Junk Abatement Code of
the City of Port St. Joe"
The Port St. Joe Police
Department will also be
locating and documenting
unfit/unsafe dwellings or
structures as well as exces-
sive growth of grass and/or
weeds within the city limits.
If you own property that is in
violation of the City Nuisance
Ordinance #296 Section 30-
1, the police department is
asking you to correct the
problem before officers con-
tact you. Violation of city
ordinance #296 carries a fine
of up to $500 or up to 60
days in jail. Each day any
such violation continues
shall constitute a separate
offense as per General
Provisions section 1-15, gen-
eral penalty. If you have any
questions regarding this
ordinance you may call 229-


Betty Kearney and
Carolyn Finslayson were in
charge of Arts and Crafts
awards for District 2.
Winners were Sue de
Abrue, "Best in Show" for art
and "Director's Choice" for
mixed media.
Maureen Mitchell
received second place for
photography, "Juvenile
Green Heron."
Tweeta Gaskin received
first place for the oil painting
"Little Boy Fishing."
***************
The Women's Club also
hosted a birthday party for
Larry Brown's ESE class.
Four students had birth-
days and received a $2 bill
and a birthday card.
Louise Setterich, Evelyn
Cox and Tweeta Gaskin
served refreshments of cook-
ies, ice cream, chips and dip,
candy and drinks.
There were 18 students
present, Larry Brown and
two aides, Janice Nelson and
Brandie Kemp.


8256 or stop by 410 Williams
Avenue to obtain a copy of
the ordinance. Thank you for
your help in this matter.
Gulf County

Sheriff's Report
Feb. 28: George Edward
Baxter, b/m, 50, Port St.
Joe, robbery, felony battery.
March 1: Robert Clayton
Scoggins, w/m, 41, Port St.
Joe, VOP, Georgia; Timothy
Michael Beck, w/m, 30, Bay
County, VOP-DUI.
March 3: Candace Nicole
Hughes, w/f, 25,
Wewahitchka, VOP-aggravat-
ed stalking.
March 4: Joe Anthony
Purswell, w/m, 38, Port St.
Joe, battery; Susan Purswell,
w/f, 27, Port St. Joe, battery.
March 5: Stephen Roger
Wirick, w/m. 26, Quincy,
DUI.
March 7: Marcus L.
Cain, Jr., w/m, 36,
Wewahitchka, DUI.


Driver License and Vehicle Inspection Checkpoints


The Florida Highway
Patrol will be conducting dri-
ver license and vehicle
inspection checkpoints dur-
ing the month of March
2005, on the roadways listed
below in Holmes, Jackson
and Washington counties.
Recognizing the danger
presented to the public by
defective vehicle equipment,
troopers will concentrate


their efforts on vehicles being
operated with defects such
as bad brakes, worn tires
and defective lighting equip-
ment. In addition, attention
will be directed to drivers
who would violate the driver
license laws of Florida.
The Patrol has found
these checkpoints to be an
effective means of enforcing
the equipment and driver


license laws of Florida while
ensuring the protection of all
motorists.
State Road #10, #71,
#81, #277, #286, #273, #79,
#2, #276, #73, #77 and #69;
County Road #169, #164,
#185, #173, #69A, #165,
#167, #177, #284, #279,
#165A, #162, #179, #181,
#271, #276, #280 #177A and
Snow Hill Road.


,gg




4975.

as Po

Bui

Toll-Free: 86(

beachrealty@j




.. ..





LOCATION, LOCATION,
'*LOCATION -120' x 80' High
Traffic commercial lot on the cor-
ner of Hwy 98 & Hwy 71.
Offered @ $1,200,000.



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



t







,tl4 If you are looking for white,
Sandy beaches and spectacular
views, this GULF FRONT lot on
Cape San Bias is for you!
g Offered @ $920,000.


,g Bobbie Edwards,
Agent
After Hours:
850-229-9325
,see Mobile:
S850-258-5261


City Ordinance Regarding Abandoned


and/or Junked Vehicles in


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


Port St. Joe
ordinance will be towed at
owner's expense to storage
facility. Officers are currently
locating and documenting
these vehicles which are not
in compliance of city ordi-
nance No. 296. If you need
additional information
regarding these vehicle viola-
tions, please contact the Port
St. Joe Police Department at
850-229-8265.


I HIGHLY DESIRABLE INDIAN PASS i


* jA -



" 1 u''" "'"' 'K ii


* Unobstructed views of the Gulf of Mexico & St. Vincent Island
* Elevator
* RV Hookup
* Lucrative rental history

Priced to Sell @ $739,000


4975-A Cape San Bias Road,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456


OF CAPE SAN BLAS


Business:
Toll-Free:
Fax:


850-227-9000
866-229-5525
850-227-9111


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

,eSB Rachel Browning,
Agent
After Hours:
850-229-8704
*, Mobile:
850-227-4056











I GULF FRONT HOME ON
CAPE SAN BLAS with hot tub,
gulff side gazebo, new appliances,
and numerous upgrades.
Offered @ $1,119,000





ISO Marnie's Island Bayfront
lot $535,000
BAYVIEW lot on Cape San

Bias $345,000
1st tier lot on Cape San
Bias $625,000
MEXICO BEACH commer-
cial lot on Hwy 98
. $425,000
STREMONT ESTATES lot on
Overstreet $115,000


rt St. Joe, FL 324

siness: 850-227-9(

6-229-5525 Fax: 8

lbeaches.net Vww


RogerBradley i '
' 1; ';^ "" 7" "::: i '



Located on Scenic Hwy
C30, this home features great
bay views, spacious decks, lush
landscaping, & more! Offered
@ $465,000


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










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

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





.:'L-^ '" '... "*"-"





PANORAMIC VIEWS of
the Gulf of Mexico are featured
in this gulf view home on
Indian' Pass. 3BR/2BA, new
appliances, excellent rental,
this is a must see! $795,000


Gail Haddock,
Agent
Mobile:
850-381-1562


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


BAYVIEW on Cape San
Bias $345,000
BAY FRONT ON CAPE SAN
BLAS Large 100'x 500'
approx. Deep water
access. $989,000
Park Pointe Subdivision
$439,000
Bayfront lot in Marnie's
Reserve $500,000
Sunset Pointe Subdivision


Road d

L56

)00 I

350-227-9111

.flbeaches.net I




I
y B .i ,,




SCALLOPER'S DREAM! This
BAYFRONT cottage features -l
panoramic views of St. Joseph
Bay. Recently renovated, large
screened in back porch, deed-
ed gulf access, & much more! ffj
Priced to sell @ $349,000
Dawn & Randall Jones,
Agent
After Hours:
850-229-9139
Mobile:
850-227-4111


,' .B ; '




The possibilities are end-Ble
less with this large commercial
building located on Reid Ave. in
Port St. Joe. Currently 2 lucrative
businesses are located in this onegll,
building.Offered @
$525,000

Kaye Haddock, g9
Agent
After Hours:
850-227-7114
Mobile: tg,
850-227-6600




":. '-' A.. ;
? Io
.' Be..



GULF FRONT townhome on
Cape San Bias complete with
ceramic tile, spacious decks, fire-
place, & sweeping views of theBSe
Gulf of Mexico. Priced to sell
@ $309,000 W


Diane Sparks,
Agent
After Hours:
850-227-2528 **




_4*






6AYFRONT lot on Cape
San Bias with sweeping views
of the St. Joseph Bay, 102 x
494 +-lot, deep water access. tl
A rare find @ $989,000





Interior lot near amenities I699
Offered @ $399,900
GULF FRONT in highly
desirable Indian Pass
Priced to sell @ $725,000 (ti.
High Traffic Commercial
lot located on the corner
of Hwy 98 & Hwy 71
Offered @ $1,200,000
Gulf Front Lot on Cape
San Bias with Gorgeous
Views $920,000


"CALL US FORJYOUR FREE]PRPERY'ALUE ANI] LYSIS.V


beachrealty@flbeaches.net
www.flbeaches.net


LAw ENFORCEMENT- NEWS


~i~ci



i


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL e Thursday, March 10, 2005 9 5B






CHUIIRCH. NEWSV


Fqltii-,;h4cl 197 o ,;-v..G. (ilfCruntv anrl rrcnciin areas for 67 veare


01 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Ihursday, M arch IU, ZUU ( we w V w w w .oii.os ,n o e- v,.n q .-.,r u ,- .u. ...u,. ,r .. ) .--.

j7ese wusineses ve oitew yoau to oisit the chircA g/f otI choice this coe/ ............


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

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


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

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

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

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


Good Shepherd yutheran Church
929 South Tyndal arkway
Panama City, Alorida 32404
phone 871-6311
www.GoodShepherdLC.com

regular Sunday Worship at 8.00 a.m. 10:30 a.
Sunday School /4Idult ible Study at 9:15 a.m.
j staffed nursery is provided during the
Sunday School hour and 10:30 worship service.
Please accept this special invitation to be our guest

The friendly place to worship! Z

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 Chns Btship


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship
10:00 a.m. Sixteenth Street
Fellowship Time
10:45 a.m.
Adult School "
11:00 a.m. -
eSunday School 8 9
*Young Children
-. -- Hiqhwy 71/Cecil CostinSr. Blvd.
Pastor Rev. J. Rea CamerIon


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

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



Church of Christ

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


B first Baptist Church'
;' 102 THIRD STREET, PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Educatio.
Michael Rogers, Minister to Students
Sunday School .................................. 9:45 am
Morning Worship Service ......8:30 & 11:00 am
Disciple Training ..................... 6:00 pm
Evening W orship .............................. 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 friendss at
Oak Grove. assembly aGod
David Jernandez. "Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 Parsonage: 850-229627
613.Madison Street "Port St.Joe. fC
Schedule of Services
Sunday Wednesday
Sunday School 9:45am .Md'WeekMeal S:00pm
Morning 'Worship 10:45am Mid 'Week Bible Study 6:15pm
Xlds on the Moe 1O:45am M.,nsty In .Action 6:15pm
Cross Training Youth 6:l5pm
Men's Ministry Monday 6:Opm
Ladles Ministry- Tuesday 7:00pm
Dynamic 'Pralse "Worship 'Preaching the Pure'Word


lisle Newell Concert Series


The Ilse Newell concert series will present
the Coalescence Jazz Trio in a program of clas-
sic jazz and original compositions at Trinity
Episcopal Church, Apalachicola, on Sunday,
March 13 at 4:00 p.m.
Inga Swearingen, vocalist, recognized as a
"natural" jazz singer, in 2001 won first prize in
Switzerland at the world-renowned Montreau
Jazz Festival. Recently she performed on the
live NPR broadcast "A Prairie Home
Companion" with Garrison Keillor. Currently,
Inga is earning a masters degree at Florida
State University.
Leo Welch, guitar, serves as assistant dean
at the FSU School of Music. Active as an editor
and arranger, Dr. Welch has published over 30
arrangements and editions of solo, chamber
and guitar ensemble works. His arrangement of
Telemann's Trio Sonata in A Minor was fea-
tured at a guitar chamber music concert at the
White House in Dec. 2004.
Rodney Jordon, upright bass, Assistant
Professor of Jazz Studies, joined the FSU facul-


St. Patrick's


Day Luncheon

Mexico Beach AARP will hold a St.
Patrick's Day Luncheon on March 18 at the
First United Methodist Church, located at 112
N. 22nd St in Mexico Beach.
Please bring a dish to share; corned beef
and cabbage will be provided.
Members and their guests are welcome.
RSVP before March 11.
For more information, contact Eleanor at
648-2144 or Emma at 648-2161.


Children's Fun Day

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.


ty in 2001. While a student at Jackson State
University, Jordon was assistant principal
bassist with the Mississippi Symphony
Orchestra. Prior to joining the FSU faculty, Mr.
Jordon taught jazz bass at Georgia State
University.
Among jazz classics the Trio will perform
are "Autumn Leaves," 'Take the Train," and
"My Funny Valentine." They will also perform
selections composed by Dr. Welch.
The Ilse Newell Concert series is sponsored
by the Apalachicola Area Historical Society, a
501-(c) educational incorporation in the state of
Florida. A $2 donation is requested at the door
for those not holding season memberships.


Beach Baptist


Dinner Menu

The menu for Beach Baptist Chapel's
Wednesday night supper for March 16, will be
beef stew, tossed salad, rolls, 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.

Study the Word
If your Bible was taken away,
How would you witness, what would you
say?
Do you know enough scripture to lead
someone to the cross?
Could you quote it from memory,
Or would you be at a loss?
We need to study the Bible more every day,
Because folks, they could be taken away.
I remember when kids were taught the
Golden Rule.
But, now they can't even pray in school.
To read the Bible and pray in school,
The Supreme Court says its against the
rule.
We need to read the word more and study
it well.
It might change the course of someone
that is going to Hell.
Billy Johnson


]IIJ IESi


Almeida Parrish
Almeida Parrish, 91, of Winter Garden,
passed away Friday, Feb. 25 at Health Central
Park of Winter Garden. She was a member of
the Daughters of the American Revolution,
Pink Ladies ORMC, Calloway Family
Association and the Garden Club of Orlando.
She was a past chairperson for the American
Red Cross and former PTA member of the
Cherokee Junior High School. In 1972, she
received the Distinguished Service Award from
the Florida Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services. She has been a member of
the First Presbyterian Church of downtown
Orlando since 1944.
She was born in Atlanta, Ga. on April 4,
1913, and came to Florida in 1932. She was
married to the late H. H. Parrish for over 72
years. She is survived by her son, Herschel, Jr.
and wife, Sandra, Winter Garden; daughter,
Sylvia Costin, Port St. Joe; seven grandchildren
and 10 great-grandchildren.
Parrish's family received friends at
Woodlawn Funeral Home, 400 Woodlawn
Cemetery Road, Gotha, Florida, on Monday,
Feb. 28. A funeral service was conducted at
noon at the chapel, with entombment following
at Woodlawn Cemetery and Mausoleums.
Funeral services were under the direction
of Woodlawn Memorial Park and Funeral home.

Gene Holly
Gene Holly, formerly of Howard Creek, Fla,
and Kenai, Alaska, passed away Dec. 16 in
Opelika, Ala. at Metcell Memorial Hospital fol-
lowing an extended illness.
He served in the U.S. Coast Guard 18
months.
He loved fishing and golf. He was one of the
first people to start the pro bass fishing tour-
nament in Panama City, Fla.
He was a painter by trade and a member of
the local union in Anchorage, Alaska.
He was a member of Howard Creek Baptist
Church.
Mr. Holly was preceded in death by his
parents, Frank and Lula Holly; sister, Marise
Norris and brother, John Holly.
He is survived by two sons, Mike Holly of
Kenaia, Alaska, and Barry Gayles of Mobile,
Ala.; sister, Ruth Wise of Kinston, Ala.; seven


grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
He will be greatly missed by family and
friends.
Pallbearers were Paul Adams, Larry
Harold, David Wise, Charles Day and Chris
Holly.
Funeral services were held Dec. 18 in
Kinston, Ala. with graveside services at Bethel
Baptist Church. Rev. Larry Wise and Rev.
Ricky Hall officiated. Burial followed in the
church cemetery. Wyatt Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements.

James F Rish, Jr.
Mr. James F. Rish Jr., 84, of Wewahitchka,
passed away Sunday, March 5 at his home. He
was a lifelong resident of Wewahitchka, born
March 8, 1920. He served as a Corporal in the
Army Air Corps during and after WWII. Mr.
Rish was retired from St. Joe Paper Company
after about 42 years where he worked on the
#1 paper machine, and also was a beekeeper.
Every spring since 1926 he has harvested
Tupelo Honey. In addition, in his younger
years he was also a bone fide Florida Cracker.
He and his father cracked the whip on over 500
head of cattle on the old lola peninsula before
they passed the fencing law.
He is survived by his wife, Emma Lou Rish;
his son, James E. Rish both of Wewahitchka;
two grandchildren, Colleen Rish and Nathan
Rish, both of Austin, TX; and one sister, Amy
Lou Musgrove of Panama City, and many Rish
cousins.
Funeral services will be held Thursday,
March 10 at 11:00 am CST at the First
Presbyterian Church in Wewahitchka with the
Rev. Reid Cameron, the Rev. Joe Eckstine, and
the Rev. Daren Davis officiating. Interment will
follow in the family plot in Jehu Cemetery. He
will lie in state at the First Presbyterian Church
Fellowship Hall from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. CST
Wednesday.
Those who wish to make memorial gifts in
his memory are welcome to do so to the First
Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 281,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465.
Comforter Funeral Home Wewahitchka
Branch Chapel, 560 S. Highway 71,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465, 850-639-2271, 850-
227-1818.


Long Avenue Baptist Church T

Touching Lives...

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

MEETING TOGETHER

March 6 May 8


Worship on Sund
10:30am and 7:00pr


1601 Long Avenue Port St.Joe,FL
For More Information Call 229-8691
ay: Bible Study on Sunday: WV
n 9:15Sam and 6:00pm


'orship on Wednesday:
7:00pm


t hisSund a


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


27 Sixth Street
Apalachicola


Nine Games!! Two Jackpots!!


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


Join us in worship ...
10:30 Sunday Morning Apal
7:00 Wednesday Evening
Pastors Andrew
&
Cathy Rutherford
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net
323 Reid Avenue s Port St. Joe


PortSt.Joe
chicolaHw 98Panama City
Hwy. 98


Reid Ave.
SFamily life Chunh


V Wewahitchka
* 229-LIFE (5433)


9 The Potter's House
S. 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

S"A Reformed Voice
t in the Community"

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


Dan Rhodes
PASTOR


Deborah Loyless
Director of Children Ministrie


Jesus is Lord an He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:


382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306


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
SCorner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
f 311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
SA LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m
Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
'0 taste and see that the Lord isgood: blessed is the man that trusteth in
Him." Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725
>a~lM~ a^..artiff # lTWNl M^if9MOU


Wj BRASH BAPTIST CHURCH


L n -1 1. 1 -1-... kA --L 1n ) n J


I









Esabised1 937 Servina GlfounY-ad1sr7oudinq1aeasfor67 IarsTheSta,-Prt-SJe,,L -Thusday-Mach-0,I005I l


Tyson/Dawson to Wed


N i
AL4


Outlet as a cashier.
Her fiance is a 1998
graduate of Port St. Joe High
School. He is employed at
Panama City Housing
Authority as a maintenance
worker.
A March 19 wedding is
planned for 6 p.m. at God's
Servants Ministry of Panama
City. A reception will follow
at Daffin Park. All friends
and family are invited to
attend.


Adrian Is Twelve


Wendy Loftin & Wesley Summers


Summers/Loftin


Plan Nuptials


Wesley Summers and
Wendy Loftin, both of
Wewahitchka, are pleased to
announce their upcoming
marriage.
The wedding will be held


on April 9 at 11:00 a.m. CST
in Lafayette Park located on
the bay in Apalachicola.
All friends and family are
invited to attend the wedding
and reception.


Ivan and Emmie


Celebrated 50 years


Freddie Mac


Freddie Mac Turns One
Freddie Mac of One munched on his favorite
Source Mortgage celebrates treats. As the mascot & val-
his 1st birLhday!
He enjoyed the Sponge ued employee, he got the day
Bob Square Pants decor and off.

NOTICE OF VOLUNTARY

ANNEXATION


NOTICE is hereby given that the Walter H. Roberson
Irrevocable Trust, by and through Ralph C. Roberson,
Managing Trustee, has requested the City of Port St. Joe
to voluntary annex the land shown on the map attached
hereto. The land is located adjacent to the North right of
way line of Highway 98, in Highland View, and is oth-
erwise known as Block J, Bayview Heights Subdivision as
recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 26, Public Records of Gulf
County, Florida, commonly known as the Bayview
Heights Subdivision, Block J. An exact legal description
of the property and Ordinance No. 318 are on file with
the City Clerk at the Municipal Building, 305 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida, and may be
inspected there.
The City will consider the adoption of Ordinance No.
318, AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE VOLUN-
TARY ANNEXATION OF CERTAIN LANDS ADJACENT
TO THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF THAT PORTION OF
THE CITY LIMITS EXTENDING ALONG THE EAST RIGHT
OF WAY LINE OF HIGHWAY 98 AND OTHERWISE
KNOWN AS BLOCK J, BAYVIEW HEIGHTS SUBDIVI-
SION AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 26, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVID-
ING A DESCRIPTION OF THE LANDS TO BE ANNEXED;
PROVIDING FOR THE REDEFINING OF CITY BOUND-
ARIES TO INCLUDE SAID LANDS; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
DATE, which will be the annexing ordinance applicable
to the above land at its regular meeting on April 5,
2005, at 6:00 o'clock p.m., EST, in the City Commission
Meeting Room, Municipal Building, 305 Cecil G. Costin,
St. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida. All interested persons
may appear and be heard.



1 i .' 50 o .0 oo 50.00' 50.0a 5ysa .a 0 LU
a- 0'44~2- o n044 .' 0442%.
S- 0 Ri O 00R* 00MR OoOR0
S14 12 i 11 10 5 4
13 -bLK-J

-\ --00-R
2 8 044261 S
04432. 0 0
S50.00, 60.00o
2TC3/10


Ivan and Emmie Young
of Wewahitchka celebrated
their 50th wedding anniver-
sary on Feb. 20.
Their children, Anita
Askew, Diane and John
Kerrigan, and Debbie and
Derrick Gerber, all of
Wewahitchka, hosted a fami-
ly weekend celebration.
Besides their three daugh-
ters Ivan and Emmie have 10
grandchildren and four
great-great-grandchildren.
Emmie met Ivan as a
young air force man from
Tyndall AFB. Emmie was a
hometown girl from
Wewahitchka. After marry-
ing in 1955 they moved to
Valdosta Georgia. It wasn't
long before they were to,fly
across the seas leaving many
loved ones behind to spend 3


Tom Todd

Realty, INC.


Two Lots Available on Chipola River Corn
Griffin Road. Lovely high and dry lots with beauti-
ful trees. Approximately 120' of riverfront!
MLS#101613 $250,000. Ask for Tom Todd or
any agent.









$575,000. Bo Pearce, Broker Associate, eve. 850-
229-9432.st Tier Gulf Lot Beautiful lotion "The
Cottages" at Indian Summer. Restricted communi-
ty. Public water and paved road. MLS#103724
$575,000. Bo Pearce, Broker Associate, eve. 850-
229-9432.


Beacon Hill Walking distance to dedicated beach
and community park, 9156 Olive Avenue. Two
50x100 lots w/14x56, 2 BR/i BA mobile home.
Great investment potential! MLS#102616 Alberta
Howell Bokley, Realtor Associate, 850-647-3895.






Cape San Bias 3 BR/2.5 BA, deeded access to
bay and gulf New roof. X flood zone. Numerous
upgrades. MLS#103499 $399,999. Bo Pearce,
Broker Associate, eve. 850-229-9432.


years in Japan. During
Ivan's 20 years of service
with the US Air Force they
traveled across America,
finally retiring from the Air
Force in Syracuse NY. After
retiring from the Air Force in
1972, Ivan managed and
owned a janitorial service
until 1996 when Ivan and
Emmie returned to Emmie's
hometown to restore the
family homestead. Since
returning to Wewahitchka
the couple has been actively
involved in their church,
community activities, gar-
dening, and spending special
time with family and old
friends.
Congratulations on 50
Golden Years.


Adrian Browning of Port
St. Joe, will celebrate her
twelfth birthday, Friday
March 11. She has celebrat-
ed her birthday with a shop-
ping spree.
Adrian is the daughter of
Rachel and Tracy Browning.
Her grandparents are
Howard and Charlotte
Browning of Panama City,
and Dorothy Branson of Port
St. Joe.
In addition, Adrian will
be celebrating her birthday
with family and friends on
Thursday.


IN LOVING MEMORY
BAl. .<1 mother
.l wife
.j" Bc s.-,;c (od knew
~ .ir %,r*ik was O'er
'.u i ,lildren
I.IILjIII. :uid grown,
SlIl c:ll-cdyouto
n:. c.mi and dwell,
SWlere no more
work is done; where the golden
sun doth never set, and the sky's
forever blue; It's there, We hope
in God's good time, Dear Mama,
to be with you.
Ruby Mae Baker
3/17/24 3/1/2002
Sadly missed by husband and
children. Rev Luther Baker, Jafar
Lorenza, Douglas, and Arzator
We Love You
But God Loved You Best


Looking for Better Water?

* New Technology Non Electric _L
* Whole House Systems i.
* Removes Iron Sulfur r
Hardness Chlorine |
, Non Salt Systems
* Free Water Test


Kf Crystal Water Conditioning

KINETICOM 1"800210O6601


*Limited Time WAC


Serving: Port St. Joe, St. Joe Beach, Cape San Bias,

Indian Pass, Mexico Beach & Surrounding Areas

2720 CR-30, Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Office: 850-227-1501


Toll Free: 800-876-2611

E-mail: tti@gtcom.net Web Site: tomtoddrealty.com


180.- s. .n-/I.- Vaute ,-w*

Golf Course Front Beautiful home on the 8th
tee, 1850 sq.ft. m/l. Vaulted ceiling in large living
room. Fireplace and screened porch. Exceptionally
furnished. MLS#103624 $525,000. Perry
McFarland, Realtor Associate, eve 850-229-6153.



,--


Gulf Front Lot, Cape San Bias Beautiful water
and wonderful sunsets! Member of Shoreline
Protection Association. Great place to build your
"Dream Home." MLS#103891 $1,100,000. Bo
Pearce, Broker Associate, eve. 850-229-9432.






St. Joe Beach,' -. Avenue 4 blocks
from beach aini d 3 BR/2 BA brick
home. App sq.ft Kitchen pplinces stay. 2
septic tanks, ILS#101273 $294,500. Bo Pearce,
Broker Associate, eve. 850-229-9432.



.


Waterfront at Wewahitchka 210 Lake Grove
Road, 80' waterfront, 2 BR/I BA mobile home on
pilings. Wide screened p orch on side & fi'ont
w/large deck. Easy access to the Chipola &
Apalachicola Rivers. A sportsman's dream!
MLS#101923 $150,000. Perry McFarland,
Realtor Associate, eve. 850-229-6153.


*. '-.. ;.. ... -7" T^--i.f?
..f .:," i -, .
.. m

Gulf Front Lot, Mexico Beach Near the pier.
Sufficient land for SF home or possibly a duplex.
FEMA available. Great investment potential.
MLS#103569 $1,950,000. Tom Graney, Realtor
Associate, eve. 850-647-3736.






Riverfront "Barge Home" 2 BR/2BA, 2 story
custom home w/1584 feet plus, two waterfront
lots. Also 30x50 metal building and older frame
house. MLS#102366 $800,000. Perry McFarland,
Realtor Associate, eve 850-229-6153.


A^- '' -
-. ..


1005 Garrison Avenue 3 BR/2 BA home close to
downtown. Brick construction. Oak cabinets, ceramic
tile, privacy fence, sprinkler system and double garage.
MLS#102052 $310,000. Bo Pearce, Broker
Associate, eve. 850-229-9432.






8080 Cape San Bias Road, Conunercial poten-
tial 1.5 Acres (189'/360') located at the
entrance to St. Joseph State Park. Great opportuni-
ty for development. MLS#101530 $1,375,000.
Ask for Tom Todd or any agent.


Elleanor Battles and
Chris Battles of Charleston,
W.Va., announce the engage-
ment and forthcoming mar-
riage of their daughter,
Tynisha Tyson, to Gerald
Dawson, son of Sandra
Jones and Eugene Jones,
son of the late Donald E.
Dawson.
The bride-elect is a 1998
graduate of Captial High
School in Charleston, W. Va.
She is employed at Grocery


.M


I Contact Us For Information On Any MLS loisted Property!


I


1. ~


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, March 10, 2005 9 7B


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


dt~g3CCE' I:T*'~iC~*










V )Tkl tI.r Pc -rt u1


Baker Completes


Basic Training


Donald Ray Baker, Jr.
Private first class Donald Ray Baker, Jr. has accom-
plished his goal by completing Basic Training. His proud
family includes wife, Sarah; parents, Donald and Rita Baker;
grandparents, Will and Mary Stafford; sister, Shayla; and
niece Brianna Baker.

Red Hat Chit Chat
Red Hat Chit Chat


The Red Hat "Beach
Belles", headed by Queen
Mum, Bev Aclin, will meet
on Friday, March 18 at
12:00 CT at the Taj Palace,
located at 1815 North Hwy.
77, Lynn Haven. Beach
Belles members may invite
guests and are encouraged
to do so. Taj Palace offers a


10 percent discount for all
Red Hat meetings. Please
RSVP to Marlene Harris,
647-5316 or Eileen
Schriner, 648-2447 as
reservations are necessary.
"No-shows" will be charged,
so be sure to mark this fun
event on your calendar.


O]ITlUARI


Robert L. Wilson, Sr.
Mr. Robert L. Wilson, Sr.,
79, of Overstreet, passed
away Monday, March 7,
2005 at his home. He was a
native of Brantly, AL.
Mr. Wilson served in
both the Army and the Navy.
He came to Gulf County and
started working for St. Joe
Paper Company in 1952, and
also was a member of the
New Bethel AME Church.
He is survived by his wife
of 24 years, Esther Wilson of
Overstreet; 5 sons, Robert
Jr., and wife Verlene of
Hattiesburg MS, David
Wilson of Panama City,
Rodrick Wilson, of
Jacksonville, John Gudger
and wife Ursula, of
Pascagoula, MS, Robert Lee


Bouie and wife Alexandria of
New Port Richie; 2 daugh-
ters, Valeria Finley and hus-
band James of Vallejo, CA,
and Jackie Wilson of Panama
City: 12 grandchildren; 7
great-grandchildren; and a
favorite aunt Corrine Boyde
of Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Memorialization will be
by cremation. A Memorial
service will be held Thursday
March 10 from 5:00 until
8:00 p.m. at the New Life
Christian Church. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be
made in his memory to
Goodwill Industries, 3221
East Business 98,
Springfield, FL 32401.
All services are under
the direction of the
Comforter Funeral Home.


Marine Corps Pvt.


Jacob W. Sylvester


Marine Corps Pvt. Jacob
W. Sylvester, son of Teresa
A. and Steven J. Sylvester of
Wewahitchka, recently com-
pleted 12 weeks of basic
training at Marine Corps
Recruit Depot, Paris Island,
S. C. designed to challenge
new Marine recruits both
physically and mentally.
Sylvester and fellow
recruits began their training
at 5 a. m., by running three
miles and performing calis-
thenics. In addition to the
physical conditioning pro-
gram, Sylvester spent
numerous hours in class-
room and field assignments


which included learning
first aid, uniform regula-
tions, combat water sur-
vival, marksmanship, hand-
to-hand combat and assort-
ed weapons training. They
performed close order drill
and operated as a small
infantry unit during field
training.
Sylvester and other
recruits also received
instruction on the Marine
Corps' core values-honor,
courage and commitment,
and what the core values
mean in guiding personal
and professional conduct.
Sylvester and' fellow
recruits ended the training
phase with The Crucible, a
54-hour, team evolution cul-
minating in an emotional
ceremony in which recruits
are presented the Marine
Corps Emblem, and
addressed as "Marines" for
the first time in their
careers.
Sylvester is a 2004 grad-
uate of Wewahitchka High
School.

Relay for


Life Teams
If you would like to be
on an American Cancer
Society survival team, for
Relay for Life on May 6 and
7, call 229-8882 or 227-
1708 for additional informa-
tion.


Jetta Needs A Home
Currently available for adoption at the Humane Society
are: Jetta, beautiful lab/chow cross female (pictured);
Boomer, Dachshund male mix; Kojak, extra nice male, about
seven months old.
Socks, nice male kitty, six months old, neutered and
shots; Stormy, red male, about 10 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.sjbhumanesociety.org.


Spring Break Art


Encounter 2005

The Spring Break Art
Encounter 2005 will be held
from March 28 to April 1
from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(CT) at the Visual Arts
Center, 19 East 4th Street,
Panama City.
The camp will offer
"drawing, paining and so
much more." Children ages
five to 14 may attend. The
price is $125 for members
and $135 for non-members.
Joining the Art
Encounter is a great way to
meet other kids interested in
art as well as learn some
new techniques, be creative,
and just have fun! In this
unique and magical setting,
the emphasis is on fun and
sharing ideas. As always,
the Visual Arts Center looks
forward to seeing the kids
and the amazing ait they
create.
This year's camp adven-
ture will be taught by
Colleen Rohan, a Florida
certified teacher.
To register, please con-
tact Tiffany Woessner,
Education Coordinator at
(850) 769-4451, or visit
VACedu@comcast.net.


985-200&
Pt St. George Island Apalachicola Port St. Joe /@ 8- \
V P tI i l 123 W. Gulf Beach Dr. 71 Market St. 1252 Cape San Bias Rd. 2
850- 927-2666 850- 653-2555 850- 227-7891
esot R ty 800- 974-2666 888-419-2555 877- 512-9366 ,
Resort Realty www.stgeorgeisland.com www.forgottencoastrealtor.com www.abeachdream.com ciiert


.. ... .... .. : .. .... .- w w :,

r. i
- rr.,L .. ,:.L .: -^ ^ Ff ;






ST. GEORGE ISLAND BEACHFRONT "Eggers
Estate," 2124 Seahorse Lane. Incredible 3BR/3BA,
2462 +/- sq. ft. home in exclusive gated community
offers oak floors, Andersen doors, gas fireplace, gran-
ite Jacuzzi in master bath and much more. Remod-
eled by Solburg in 2002. MLS#99835........$3,195,000


St. George Island Gulf View "Shore to Please,"
1009 W. Gulf Beach Dr., Gulf Beaches. Upscale
4BR/4BA, 2500 +/- sq. ft. tastefully furnished home
features 4 master bedrooms, master bath with
whirlpool, tile floors, elevator, heated private pool.
MLS#100710............................... ............ $839,900


EASTPOINT BAYFRONT "Yesterday's Dream,"
55 S. Bayshore Dr. Magnificent 4BR/3BA, 3300 +/- sq.
ft. home offers gourmet kitchen, bamboo floors, tiled
screened back porch, landscaped pool area, koi pond,
enclosed hot tub, approx. 224' Bay frontage, beautiful
sunsets. MLS#102071..................................$1,499,000


The Soldier's Code
I am an American sol-
dier, a protector of the great-
est nation on earth, sworn to
uphold the Constitution of
the United States. I will trait
others with dignity and
respect and expect others to
do the same. I will honor my
country, the Army, my unit
and my fellow soldiers by liv-
ing the Army values. No mat-
ter what situation I am in, I
will never do anything for
pleasure, profit, or personal
safety which will disgrace my
uniform, my unit, or my
country. Lastly, I am proud
of my country and its flag. I
want to look back and say
that I am proud to have
served my country as a sol-
dier.
PFC Peters



Gu6 Cowir
HEARING AID CENTER

2232 St. Andrews Blvd.
Panama City,FL

769-5348





Top Quality, Name
Brand Hearing Aids

Satisfaction Guaranteed
Monthly Service Center

Sr. Citizens Center, PSJ
1st Thursday of each month


EASTPOINT "Madinger Cottage," 170 N.
Bayshore Dr., Magnolia Bluff. Cozy 2BR/1BA,1550 +/-
sq. ft. Florida cottage in private setting offers wood-
burning fireplace, new Pella windows, screened
porch, hot tub, 2-car detached garage, near public
boat ramp. MLS#101685...............................$329,500


MEXICO BEACH GULF VIEW "PierPointe Two," WHITE CITY- "Fishing Village #1," 123 E. Beaty Dr.
103 S. 37th St. Unit B. Brand new 3BR/3BA, 1625 +/- Recently renovated 3BR/2BA,1350 +/- sq. ft. home
offers eat-in kitchen, large living room with fireplace,
sq. ft. townhouse features 3 master bedrooms, break-
Florida room, bonus room, screened porch, outside
fast bar, great views of Gulf and Canal from top level, shower and fish cleaning area. Close to boat ramps.
direct beach access. MLS#104120...............$549,000 MLS#101789............................................$119,000


LANiD OFFERINGS St. George Island Bayfront Lot 15, Heron Bay Village, approx. 270' frontage, MLS#104199............................$945,000
ALAND OFFS palachicola Riverfront Lot 3, Manatee Bluff, .50 acre MOL, MLS#104169................................................$849,000
Scenic Route C-30 Beachfront Lot 8, C30A, approx. 60' frontage x 400', MLS#104196................................$1,200,000

( Prudential is a registered service mark of The Prudential Insurance Company of America. Equal Housing Opportunity 1
An Independently Owned and Operated Member of The Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc


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


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


8B The Star, Port St. Joe FL 0 Thursday, March 10, 2005









Estblshd 193 *SeVioGlconyodurudiqaesfr6 yerThStrPotS.oeFL*TusaM ch10205 9


Mulching


by Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director
Pine needles, leaves,
grass clippings and plant
trimmings have been collect-
ed, stuffed in plastic bags
and placed on the curbside
where they were collected
and transported to landfills.
These materials accounted
for 20 percent of the waste
dumped in landfills. Much of
this yard trash can be recy-
cled on site as mulch.
Pine needles, leaves and
grass clippings can each be
used alone as mulch or in a
combination. Of the three,
pine needles are the best
mulching material. They are
attractive, not easily removed
from beds by wind or rain,
and don't "mat down" exces-
sively. However, they don't
last more than six months
due to rapid decomposition.
Leaves can be used alone as


a mulch, however they are
difficult to keep in place in
windy locations and are eas-
ily washed from beds during
heavy rain showers. Leaves
perform best as a mulching
material when they are
shredded and/or composted.
Grass clippings are the least
desirable mulching material.
They are easily transported
by the wind, decompose very
rapidly, and pack down to
form a mat that can exclude
air and water from the root
zone. They should be spread
thinly over the ground,
mixed with other mulching
materials or better yet, com-
posted with other yard
waste. Plant trimmings such
as twigs and small branches
should be shredded before
they are used as mulch. A
mechanical chipper/shred-
der is needed for this
process.


* ~rrmvr19


by Virginia Bathurst Beck
I am good at many
things, but I'm not good at
using the computer. Nancy
and Rachel at the Star can
testify to that fact. I send my
columns to them via the E-
mail when I can make it
work. Now my instructor, Bill
Barker, in a class I just fin-
ished through Education
Encore at Gulf Community
College, also knows. The fel-
low who sat next to me-
knows too.
He helped me every step
of the way. The last thing he
said to me was' "I can't
believe that you have used
the computer for seven
years." I hope that doesn't
get around. If I take another
class, no one will want to sit
next to me. To make it short,
I wasn't striving to get to the
top of the class as I did in
college. I never made that. I
was striving just to hold on
even if I came out at the bot-
tom of this computer class. I
almost made that.
Another student and I
tied for the' bottom place. It
was nice to have company
down there.
SEVEN STRUGGLING
YEARS
I have used the comput-


er quite a while. I bought a
very expensive one through
Gateway in 1997. I took
classes in Windows 95,
Microsoft Word, and Excel.
Enough stuck with me that I
could use what I needed of
each subject, with the help of
my children for a long time. I
didn't use Internet though.
My excuse was that it took
too much time. The real rea-
son was that I was afraid of
it. What changed my mind
was that my son Dan took up
the computer when he was
researching the Vamar and
helping to have it designated
the ninth underwater
archaeological site in Florida.
He was amazed at the
easy way to research a sub-
ject on Internet. That is what
I want to use it for. I knew it
was time to learn more. Help
came when I saw an article
in the Star about the Encore
Classes. I went to the recep-
tion they held at the
Community College Jan. 19,
and signed up for a class in
Internet and Email with
instructor, Bill Baxter.
I could have taken three
classes for the price that one
cost me but I only had time
for the one. Besides the three
levels of Computer taught by


p4


Roy Lee Carter
Yard trash is readily
.available in many yards and
so it is a very inexpensive
source of mulch. However,
there is some reluctance to
use it as mulch because it fs
not as attractive as some of
the more expensive mulch
materials. This problem can
be overcome by adding a thin
layer of a more uniform
mulch over the yard trash.
Mulch can be used
around plants in beds or
around individual trees, and
shrubs in a lawn.
Eliminating grass from





Bill, I could have signed up
for: Nutrition Now, Bird
Watching and Identification,
Beginning Genealogy,
.Creative Writing, Spanish
For,Travelers, Beginning Tai
Chi,';1 Beginning Drawing,
Watereolox__ 1, Beyond
Beginning Tail C iitFun-Wtth,
Digital and Film, Cameras,
Antiques and Collectible, or
Watercolor 1 (Contd). Please
call and give them your ideas
for future classes. They
would love to take your sug-
gestion under consideration.
All. joking aside, the
classes are geared to the over
50 crowd. The instructor
taught slowly and helpfully.
He was very patient with us
and he had quite a sense of
humor my kind of teacher.
We laughed a lot, but I did
learn a lot too. They say that
practice makes perfect. I just
have a lot of practicing to do.
I think next time though I'll
take Tai Chi. Maybe I'll fit in
better there.
MURPHY'S LAWS
The stock goes up until
you buy it..
The most heavily trav-
eled street spends the most
time under construction.


Now With


Two Locations


8048 Cape San Bias Rd 110 Barrier Dunes

Cape San Bias, FL 32456 Cape San Bias, FL 32456


850-227-7770 850-227-3200


www.GulfRealtyInfo.com



Looking for Investment? Dream Property?

Over $7 Million of Real Estate put under contract in our first six weeks.

We are working harder for YOU!


1.'


I .'I '

-F'6 ii '


Bayview Home at Sinunons Bayou
Commercial PI..-'.IlnaI.. Large 3
bedroom home was previously used
as a real estate office. $475,000
AMS#103312






l I



.__.... .. ...... ..i .
Seaclffs Townhomes Cape San
Blas. Two large luxury townhomes
each with a great gulf view. Each
with 4 BR / 4., Baths and a private
elevator. Gated community
$595,000 each. MSL# 163273 &
103305


-- .- --- ---_ _
1. -.
".:- ".w--



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


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


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






o ..?..


Barrier Dunes... We have several
units located within this beautiful
gated community located just steps
away from the blue green waters of
the Gulf. Amenities include two
pools, tennis courts, stocked fishing
ponds and clubhouse. For further
information contact Elva Peden or
Debbe Wibberg at (850) 227-3200


around plants greatly
reduces the competition for
water and nutrients from the
turf and increases the
growth rate and health of
trees and shrubs. When
mulching individual trees in
lawns, create a circle of
mulch about two feet in
diameter for each inch of
trunk diameter. Increase the
size of the mulched area as
the tree grows.
Pull mulch one to two
inches away from the stems
and trunks of plants. The
high moisture environment
created by mulch increases
the chances of stem and
trunk rot, which can result
in plant death.
In addition to being use-
ful around plants, mulch can
be used as a ground cover for
walks, trails, driveways and
play and natural areas. It
can be used to cover low-
growing, tender plants to
protect them from frost
injury. Mulch can also be
composed and used as a soil
amendment for flower and
vegetable gardens.
The amount of mulch to
apply will depend on the tex-
ture and density of the
mulch. Compost and many
wood and bark mulches are
composed of fine particles
and should not be applied
any deeper than two to three
inches (after settling).
Excessive amounts of these
fine textured mulches

Three Servicemen Statue South, Inc.
T-Shirts
$15." Available in
SS, M,L, XL, XXL
Place your order by
calling 653-1318


aos'ritoe eetravs/
Proceeds help us erect in
Apalachicola the famous
bronze statue by
Frederick Hart, the
first full-scale
replica of a major
monument'outside
Washington, D.C., to
honor all our veterans.


around shallow-rooted
plants can suffocate their
roots causing chlorosis and
growth. Course textured
mulches such as pine nee-
dles and pine bark nuggets,
which allow good air move-
ment through them, can be
maintained at a depth of
three inches.
Cypress mulch should
be maintained at a depth of
two to three inches since it
appears to have a high water
holding capacity, which may


reduce the amount of water
reaching the plant root zone.
Mulches composed sole-
ly of leaves or grass clippings
should never exceed a two-
inch depth. These materials
have flat surfaces and tend
to mat together, restricting
water and air to plant roots.
For more information on
mulches and mulching, con-
tact the Gulf County
Cooperative Extension
Service @ 629-3200 or 229-
2909.


DID YOU

KNOW THAT

88% OF ADULTS ,

REMEMBER .

SOMEONE WITH W

AN ESPECIALLY

ATTRACTIVE ,.

SMILE?


A new smile can be a life-changing event,
elevating your self-esteem and changing the
manner in which you are perceived by oth-
ers. Visit Dr. Lister's office in Historic down-
town Wewahitchka and let his smile design

team change your life. We offer the latest

Dentistry has to offer such as Laser Therapy,
Zoom (In Office Bleaching), Digital X-Rays
(Which use less radiation), and the latest in

porcelain crown designs.
Call today for an appointment.
Ask about our August and September specials.


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 #06314-000R,& #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 Plat 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.


LOTS AND LAND
B.myview lot on Highway 30 $225,000
Palm Breeze Lots Starting at $65,000


AD# 2Q05-004 Puoltsh March 3 & ~0 2005


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL 9 Thursday, March 10, 2005 9B


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


AD# 2005-004


Publish M~arcih 3 & 10 2005


' '








ilA Tk i Ce+o Pa-, f ST01.v FL JM Il- JI uir I c vi o"I10Sr -2


American Cancer Society Calls Test


As the nation marks the
sixth annual National
Colorectal Cancer Awareness
Month in March, the
American Cancer Society is
raising awareness that this
third most common cause of
cancer and cancer death in
both men and women in the
United States (causing 10
percent of all cancers) is
largely preventable. The
Society estimates that this
year 145,290 Americans will
be diagnosed with colorectal
cancer (commonly referred to
as colon cancer) and 56,290
will die of the disease, a
number that could be cut in
half if Americans followed
American Cancer Society
testing recommendations for
colon -cancer. More than
9,860 Floridians will be diag-
nosed with colorectal cancer
and 3,820 will lose their lives
to this disease.


Many Americans Fail to
Get Tested
Despite overwhelming
evidence that testing can
save lives, many Americans
still are not following recom-
mendations from the
American Cancer Society to
get tested starting at age 50.
Colon cancer is the rare case
in which testing can actually
prevent the disease.
Suspicious polyps (precan-
cerous changes or growths in
the lining of the colon and
rectum) are removed before
they turn cancerous. Thanks
in part to increased testing,
colon cancer incidence rates
decreased about three per-
cent a year between 1998
and 2001. Increased testing
and improvements in sur-
vival have also led to a lower
death rate, which has
decreased an average of 1.8
percent per year over the


op U

-I63,70


i


ALPHA Audiology... Integrity
SMedicare Insurers PAY i Fill'I 'j.T i;ll Ilk.,ii ',; Tests
*Newborn.to-Sr. Testing .i. I r.l..,iir \; I(1i, a Check
Avoid iiinI.II'll; !irr.1 Iiv.-i-I" salesmen
"No sales pressure SAVE 25-.Ji't.: ; F.,I llR. "ll
,GNResound, (Io..i. 1'liI.rul rin-,. c..' 3,.ihhi MT XfT


past 15 years.
When colon cancer is
caught early, it has a 90 per-
cent survival rate. Still, fewer
than four in 10 (39 percent)
of these cancers are discov-
ered at the earliest, most
treatable stage. The
American Cancer Society
says increasing colon cancer
testing among adults 50 and
older represents the single
greatest opportunity to
decrease colon cancer death
rates in this country (more
than 90 percent of cases are
diagnosed in people over the
age of 50).
"It's becoming clear that
people 50 and older just do
not see themselves as being
at risk for colon cancer and
needing to be tested," said
Stephen F. Sener, MD,
national volunteer president
of the American Cancer
Society. "If we can increase
awareness and compliance
to the level we've done with
the Pap test and the mam-
mogram, we will have a
tremendous opportunity to
save thousands of lives
through prevention and early
detection."
Myths and Misperceptions
About Colon Cancer
The reasons for low test-
ing rates include many mis-
conceptions. One common
colon cancer myth is that


ing Best Opportunity

only people with a family his- the time to emphasis(
tory need to be concerned importance of testing.
about colon cancer. While it American Cancer Societ
is true that those who have a help with materials to
family history of the disease doctors educate
are at increased risk, the patients."
majority of cases occur in The American Canc
people whose only risk factor Society Launches
is their age, which is why Nationwide Awarene
people should start getting Campaign
tested at age 50. Many To increase the a
women think of colon cancer ness of personal risk a
as strictly a "man's disease," boost colon cancer te
but the reality is that it kills rates, the Society will la
more women than ovarian, a nationwide adver
uterine and cervical cancers campaign in Feb. 201
combined. Other people emphasize the importai
think testing is necessary getting tested starting
only when symptoms arise. 50, part of a comprehe
Yet symptoms are often a strategy to combat thE
sign that the disease has ease from every
progressed into more including research, e
advanced stages. Testing is tion, advocacy, and p
most effective before a services. In 2003, the S
patient develops signs of ill- worked with its partn<
ness. the American
Calling All Doctors Association and
The Society also empha- American Dia
sizes the major role doctors Association to help ac
play in increasing testing the goal of increased t,
rates. "Physicians are the rates by lobbying for th
most important factor in get- "Welcome to Medicare"
ting patients tested for colon ical as a part of the Mei
cancer," said Durado Brooks, Modernization Act of
MD, the Society's director of This benefit went into
prostate and colorectal can- on Jan. 1, 2005, and f
cer. "If your doctor recom- first time in the prog
mends it, you're more likely 40-year history, a we
to get tested. Doctors have so physical where doctor
much to cover in so little discuss and schedule li
time, but they need to take ing testing, like those


e the
The
y can
help
their

cer

ess

ware-
nd to
testing
lunch
tising
05 to
ace of
at age
ensive
e dis-
angle,
duca-
atient
society
ers at
Heart
the
Ibetes
achieve
testing
e new
phys-
dicare
2003.
effect
or the
gram's
illness
s can
fesav-
se for


NLJC Brings Etiquette to Gulf County


Robert E. King DDS
GENERAL DENTISTRY-
BLEACHING
DENTURES
CROWN AND BRIDGES

C redit Cards Accepted

325 Long Avenue

227-1812





We Treat The Following Conditions
In The Privacy & Comfort of Our Clinic
Cold Feet Corns
Heel Pain e Warts
Bunions Callouses
Fungus Toenails Burning Feet
Ingrown Toenails Numb Feet
* Arthritic Foot Care Diabetic Foot Care

229-6665
Dr. Burton S. Schuler, Podiatrist
2 s S


The National League of
Junior Cotillions (NLJC), a
program of etiquette, charac-
ter education and social
dance training for middle
and junior high school stu-
dents, has announced plans
to expand its program in
Florida to include Gulf
County.
Says Anne Cblvin
Winters, NLJC National
Director, "We will be selecting
a director for a local chapter
'who will receive complete
training and an exclusive
territory for expansion."
The organization cur-
rently has active chapters in
Charlotte, Volusia, Orange,
Pinellas, Indian River, Santa
Rosa, Tampa, and other
communities ih Florida. Says
Laurie Coventry Payne,
Director of the NLJC
Charlotte Area Chapter,
'This program is making a
positive impact on students
in our area and we are
delighted to know that more
young people will have the
opportunity for this vital
training."
In today's competitive
and ever changing society,
and the growing trend of the
lack of courtesy and respect
in our schools, NLJC is dedi-
cated to making tools avail-


able to regain a sense of
honor, dignity, and respect
in our young people.
The purpose of the
National League of Junior
Cotillions' program is to give
students instruction and
practice in the courtesies
that make life more pleasant
for them and those around
them. Students actively
learn courtesies through a
creative method employing
role-playing, skits and
games. Standard ballroom
and line dancing is taught
using nationally approved
top 40 music.
In addition to the usual
courtesies connected with
dancing, etiquette and char-
acter instruction are also
provided regarding the fol-
lowing: honor, respect,
ethics, sportsmanship,
acknowledgments of gifts,
behavior at cultural and civic
events, correspondence,
interaction in groups, intro-
ductions, paying and receiv-
ing compliments, receiving
lines, table manners,
instructional dinners, tele-
phone courtesy and many
other area of social conduct.
In addition to Junior
Cotillion, NLJC offers three
related programs: Pre-
Cotillion for grades K-5, High


PUBLIC NOTICE


School for grades 9-12, and a
Corporate Cotillion program
for adults.
The program, with head-
quarters in Charlotte, was.
established in 1979 and has
licensed local cotillions
nationwide. The cotillion
includes five monthly classes
plus a Holly Ball and Spring
Ball. Says Winters, '"The pro-
gram has met with equal
success in metropolitan
areas including Atlanta,
Orlando, Minneapolis,
Houston, and in small com-
munities across the country.
We believe it will be an
important addition to the
training of young people in
this area."
Application or nomina-
tions for cotillion director are-
being received. For details,
call (800) 633-7947, see
www.nljc.com, or e-mail to
cotillions@nljc.com.
If people have a vision,
NOTHING gets in their way.
If they don't have a vision,
EVERYTHING gets in their
way.


Save Lives

colon cancer, is available.
The American Cancer
Society and Colon Cancer
As of Jan. 2005, the
Society funds 97 colon can-
cer-related research grants
totaling approximately $50.8
million. Its science-based
early detection guidelines
help health care providers
and consumers alike make
decisions about testing. The
Society is leading efforts to
enact legislation that would
require private health insur-
ance plans to cover the full
range of colon cancer testing
in all 50 states. Currently 16
states and the District of
Columbia 'guarantee such
coverage, as does Medicare.
The American Cancer
Society makes reliable infor-
mation regarding colon can-
cer, risk factors, prevention,
and testing available any
time, day or night. Trained
specialists are available at its
toll-free cancer information
service at 1-800-ACS-2345
to answer calls 24 hours a
day, seven days a week.
Callers can also receive a free
information kit (containing a
DVD) designed to educate
patients about their testing
options and help them talk
to their doctors about colon
cancer. At www.cancer.org,
visitors can find the latest
cancer news, links to com-
munity resources and
events, and informative
books. There is also an
online community of fellow
patients, survivors, and
caregivers who understand
and inspire through the
Cancer Survivors
NetworkSM.
The American Cancer
Society is dedicated to elimi-
nating cancer as a major
health problem by saving
lives, diminishing suffering
and preventing cancer
through research, education,
advocacy and service.
Founded in 1913 and with
national headquarters in
Atlanta, the Society has 14
regional divisions and local
offices in 3,400 communi-
ties, involving millions of vol-
unteers across the United
States. For more informa-
tion, call 1-800-ACS-2345 or
visit www.ciancer.of g.'
For More Information
Contact:
Jeniffer Walker
American Cancer Society
Phone: (850) 785-9205
ext 115
Email:jeniffer.walker@ca
ncer.org


Spring Jazz Fest at The




Dixie Theatre this Weekend


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.

Ad#2005-02 March 3 & 10 2005


i &

r y .. ,, .. "i S


There will be a hot time
in the old town of
Apalachicola two nights,
March 11 & 12, at the Dixie
Theatre, located at 32 Ave. E
in Apalachicola. This week-
end is the Spring JazzFest
featuring two of the area's
favorite Jazz groups within a
hundred miles.
Friday night it's the Don
Juan Band featuring Don
Fortner on trumpet and one
of the Southeast's finest jazz
singers Avis Berry, and
Carlos Duran on drums.
Folks who heard them at the
Habitat For Humanity Mardi
Gras or the Bow Wow Ball
last year are still talking
about their music. "Cool Jazz
For Cool People" is more
than a motto for the Don
Juan Band, it's their mission
in life.
Saturday marks the
return of Labamba to the
Dixie Theatre. Last
November they blew the
audience away with their


unique blend of jazz/fusion.
Made up of members from
River Breeze, Low Flying
Planes and Wakulla, the
band members have been
playing together for more
than 20 years. Saxophonist
Sammy Tedder recently
released a CD of the sound-
track he recorded for the
PBS documentary "Living
Waters Aquatic Preserves of
Florida".
Treat your ears to a
weekend of wonderful music.
Showtime is at 8 P.M.
Seating is general admission
with table seating available.
Refreshments will be avail-
able by donation. Tickets are
$25 or two for $45 (Two
People or Both Nights).
For more information or
to make ticket reservations
call the Dixie Theatre box
office at 850 653-3200.





; eae &M&




BO KNOWS

PEST CONTROL

227-9555

Honest, Dependable
Service
20+ years experience
State Certified Since 1985


Buying or Selling?


Call the Leader.


5


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


I OR Tk Star- Port St. loe FL 0 Thursdayv March 10, 2005


T1Pip~_












Deadline for Federal Funds New Hallsof


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-


If you are seeking fun
activities and opportunities
to socialize with other adults,


cies will provide the adminis-
trative staff and function as
fiscal agents. The board was
charged to distribute funds
appropriated by Congress to
help expand the capacity of
food and shelter programs in
high-need areas in the coun-
try.
A local board made up of
representatives appointed by
the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners,
Catholic Charities, American
Red Cross, United Way,
Salvation Army, a represen-
tative of the homeless and
the Port St. Joe Ministerial


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 $4,00 in
advance or at the door.
Coming back to Gulf
County, we'll be playing
Bingo every Tuesday night.
The start-up date will be


Gulf County Senior Citizens
Center is gearing up for some
great activities for this com-
munity. For example, there
will be a dinner/dance on
March 11 featuring fine
music from the talented jazz
saxophonist, Hurricane
Donnie.
Tickets are $10 and will
be sold in advance or at the
door.
Good Friday brings Good
Singing
March 25 will bring a


Association will determine
how the funds awarded to
Gulf County are to be dis-
tributed among the emer-
gency food and shelter pro-
grams run by local service
organizations. The local
board is responsible for rec-
ommending agencies to
receive these funds and any
additional funds available
under this phase of the pro-
gram.
Under the terms of the
grant from the national
board, the local organization
chosen to receive funds
must: 1) be private voluntary


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.


Pastor Tim and Wanda Bailey


"Families Building Better Readers"


non-profits or units of gov-
ernment 2) have an approved
accounting system 3) prac-
tice nondiscrimination 4)
have demonstrated the capa-
bility to deliver emergency
food and/or shelter pro-
grams and 5) if they are a
private or voluntary organi-
zation, they must have a vol-
untary board. Qualifying
organizations are urged to
apply.
Gulf County has distrib-
uted emergency food and
shelter funds previously with
the Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association partici-
pating with the Gulf County
Board of County
Commissioners. They were
responsible for providing
4,506 meals in 2004 in Gulf
County.
Public or private volun-
tary organizations interested
in applying for Emergency
Food and Shelter Program
funds should contact Larry
Wells at 850-229-9110 at the
Gulf County Courthouse for
information concerning
applying. The deadline for
applying is March 17.


Congratulations are in
order for Stephanie Wade's
life management students at
Wewa High. Thanks in part
to their efforts, principal
Terry Linton bought 15 cafe-
teria tables for this semester,
making the lunchroom a
much more harmonious
place for students.
It all started last semes-
ter, when students in Ms.
Wade's life management
classes participated in the
School Safety Promotion
Project, a co-operative effort
between Gulf County schools
and researchers from the
Center for Educational
Research and Policy Studies
at Florida State University.
First, Ms. Wade's stu-
dents were asked to identify
places at school where con-
flict frequently occurred, and
they immediately pointed to
the lunchroom. They noted
that students would often


584 Marlin St Highland View
Home on over 112 acre lot Near Intercoastal
... .. :,,
-...y, !:... -.,.






MLS#103744 $580,000
580 Bodie Lister Rd, Highland View
4+ Acres with Home near Seven Springs Develoastalpment
'** ". *.-4 *;, I ,. i ;? '





MLS#103896 $450,000
580 Bodie Lister Rd, Wewahitchka
4+ Acres with Home near Seven Springs Development


shove, and "steal" food and
chairs from each other, mak-
ing lunch time less than
agreeable.
Next, the students were
asked to take the initiative,
and that they did, surveying
the opinions of other stu-
dents at school, interviewing
school personnel, and brain-
storming solutions.
In the end, the students
came up with a respectfully-
worded proposal advocating
more table space in the
lunchroom, and Mr. Linton
responded!
Lunch has become a
more peaceful experience at
Wewa High, and everyone
can thank Mr. Linton, Ms.
Wade, and her students,
who, through their participa-
tion in the School Safety
Promotion Project, made it
happen.


* ... .




| -- .. .: .. ,

MLS#103865 $170,000
6580 Fram Rd, Wewahitchka
5 Acres with MH, high and dry

..' .

*- *.,




MLS#103989 $1,150,000
8 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach
What a View! Dedicated Beach Home


We 4/se are CAROL ERWIN
REALTOR Sales Associate
SPre-Constfictin (850) 648-1010 BUSINESS
: .? (866) 648-1011 TOLL FREE
I development Opportunities (850) 648-1011 FAX
(850) 819-1205 CELLULAR
C i ontact cerwin@cbforgottencoast.com
OIRV fRWIN at_
8S-19-1Z205 or
E-Malt FORGOTTEN COAST REALTY
710 Highway 98, Mexico Beach, FL 32456
Caroe Erwih cerwin@chforgottencoast.com j- www.cbforgottencoast.com


To: Samantha Breanna
We tried so hard to make things better for our kids that we made them
worse. For my grandchild, I'd like better.
I'd really like for her to know about hand me down clothes and homemade
ice cream and leftover meat loaf sandwiches. I really would.
I hope Sam, you learn humility by being humiliated, and that you learn
honesty be being cheated.
I hope you learn to make your own bed and mow the lawn and wash the
car
And I really hope nobody gives you a brand new car when you are sixteen.
It will be good if at least one time you can see puppies born and your old
dog put to sleep.
I hope you get a black eye fighting for something you believe in.
I hope Sam, you have to walk uphill to school with your friends and that
you live in a town where you can do it safely.
On rainy days when you have to catch a ride, I hope you don't ask your
driver to drop you two blocks away so you won't be seen riding with some-
one as uncool as your Mom.
I hope you learn to dig in the dirt and read books.
Sam, when you learn to use computers, I hope you also learn to add and
subtract in your head.
I hope you get teased by your friends when you have yourfirst crush on a
boy, and when you talk back to your mother that you learn what ivory soap
tastes like.
May you skin your knee climbing a mountain, burn your hand on a stove
and stick your tongue on a frozen flagpole.
I don't care if you try a beer once, but I hope you don't like it. And if a
friend offers you dope or a joint, I hope you realize he is not your friend.
I sure hope you make time to sit on a porch with your Grandma/Grandpa
and go fishing with your Uncle Terry.
May you feel sorrow at a funeral and joy during the holidays.
I hope your mother punishes you when you throw a baseball through your
neighbor's window and that she hugs you and kisses you at Christmas time
when you give her a plaster mold of your hand.
These things I wish for you Sam, tough times and disappointment, hard
work and happiness. To me, it's the only way to appreciate life.
Written with a pen, Sealed with a kiss. I'm here for you. And If I die before
you do, I'll go to heaven and wait for you.
I love you, and your Mom, very much Sam.
From: Grand Pa Pa Saunders. Carrabelle


Attention all parents of
school-age children: there
will be a free workshop on
March 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the
Port St. Joe Elementary
School Auditorium.
The presenter is Dr.
Angela Martin, Nationally
known reading professor at
University of West Florida.
Please help your child by
helping them read better.
Program Sponsor Norris D.
Langston Youth Foundation,
Inc. and Florida Department
of Education.
For more information
call Kristen Garcia at 227-
2016.


P






-R


T
REALTY

Phone
850-227-7979
Fax
850-227-7980

2950 W. Hwy 98
Port St. Joe, FL
32456


New On The Market


iFl'


,-d


Apalachicola N. Historic District
Old Florida-style cottage featuring 3 rooms w/ high
ceilings, two orig. hearths and covered front porch.
Tastefully renovated and updated. Excellent for rental or
summer place Insured for $130K -
Asking $119,900 MLS# 103702


Apalachicola N. Historic District
Bright & airy bungalow with loads of charm Completely
renovated in 2004, including wiring upgrades This
3br/1ba features wood floors, comfortable
floorplan and is in move-in condition.
Asking $179,000 MLS# 103760


Call Jessica Ptr son f or mre iformtio
85-2748 aa o.c


Social Season in Full Swing




at St. Joe Community Center


LET ME ASSIST YOU

IN SELLING YOUR PROPERTY


The Star, Port, St. Joe, FL Thursday, March 10, 2005 9 11 B


Established 1937 Servinp Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years








1 ?R I O ir SM, 1I P-Ir" S *Tjrsdav. March10hndr


On Saturday, March
19th, the Mexico Beach
Volunteer Fire Department
will have a rummage sale at
the Mexico Beach City Hall
located at 118 North 14th
Street in Mexico Beach.
Donations for the sale
may be dropped off at City
Hall, Monday thru Friday,
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. until


SHARK

TltLK


by Anna Salzer
"Here we go St. Joe, here
we go!" The air is crisp and
the bleachers are so hard my
legs are becoming numb.
"Let's go St. Joe, Let's go!"
Nothing beats being at a
baseball game cheering on
my classmates with my
friends (a.k.a. The Diamond
Girls)! Spirits are soaring
and so are the baseballs off
the red-hot bats of the varsi-
ty baseball team.
Last week, the Sharks
baseball team suffered a loss
at home when the
Rutherford Rams came to
town Monday. The Sharks
also traveled to Sneads on
Friday, and they took on the
Vernon Yellow Jackets at
home on Saturday.
The Lady Sharks have
also recently kicked off their
season. They played
Bozeman Thursday night in
Shark territory.
Of course, the biggest
event last week at school was
FCAT. I am positive our
ninth and tenth graders per-
formed awesome on Monday
and Tuesday mornings while


my fellow seniors and I slept
the morning away. Thanks to
Port St. Joe High's very own
National Honor Society, the
testers enjoyed bottled water
and peppermints during
FCAT.
In other club news,
Student Council traveled to
Pace High School for the
annual District One spring
meeting on Feb. 26. In April,
delegates from SGA will also
be traveling to Bay High
School for the Florida
Association of Student
Councils' annual convention.
Another busy group of
people at school is the 2005
Monument Staff. If you have
any questions about your
yearbook or still need to
order one, call 1-866-282-
1514. Also, senior parents
who purchased
Farewell/Baby advertise-
ments need to send in pho-
tographs and messages to
Mrs. Clayton or Laura Leigh
Clements soon. These ads
are being designed now, and
if you need help with a lay-
out, call the school to set up
an appointment. If you


News Column
Faith Christian School


Anna Salzer
missed the deadline to pur-
chase a Farewell/Baby ad,
there are still a few blocks
left in this year's Monument.
Contact Mrs. Clayton or
Laura Leigh Clements for
more information.
In other senior news, all
seniors going to Grad Night
must have their trips paid in
full by the end of March.
Don't forget, the trip is April
29-30. Seniors, remember
that many scholarship dead-
lines are also approaching,
so be sure not to be left
behind.
Finally, on behalf of my
senior class, I would like to
congratulate Miss Barbee,
our senior sponsor, for
becoming Gulf. County's
Teacher of the Year.
Here is the place where
the news ends and the
farewells begin. Our class
has come a long way since
those crazy days of elemen-
tary school. Looking back, I
realize that I cannot be any
prouder to be a part of such
an amazing thing: the class
of 2005. The friends I have
made and bonds I have cre-
ated will be with me forever.
Our class has become my
family, and I will never forget
all of the gracious and won-
derful things you all have
done for me. As we go
through these last nine
weeks, the last nine weeks
we will ever be in Port St. Joe
High School, let us not be
caught in the moments, but
instead cherish the memo-
ries we make. I love you
guys!


This year the Duke
University Talent
Identification Program
(Seventh Grade Duke TIP) is
celebrating its 25th
Anniversary. In 1994, to
answer requests from par-
ents looking for resources for
their younger children, the
TIP Program introduced the
4th/5th grade Talent Search
formerly know as MAP:
Motivation for Academic
Performance. This is
designed to provide
resources, motivation, and
recognition for gifted fourth
and fifth graders.
We are pleased to
announce the students at
Faith Christian who qualify
for this program: Tiffiny
Burch, Trisha Davidson,
Erin Kennedy, Tyler
Sarmiento, Mary Caitlin
Bouington, Abagail Davis,
Hayden Renshaw, Chase
Royal, and Weston
Sarmiento. We congratulate
you for your academic
accomplishments and your
eligibility to participate in the
fourth and fifth grade talent
search.
Spirit Week began at
Faith Christian on March 7.


There are activities planned
for each day, and the Annual
Field Day for students in K5
and up will be held this
Friday, March 11. The older
students will assist Mrs.
Diane Lanier, our recreation
director, and the PTF will
supply lunch for all the par-
ticipants. We will report on
the winning classes in next
week's Lion's Tale.
March 9 is the end of the
third nine-week period, and
report cards will go out on
March 15. There will be an
early dismissal for all stu-
dents on March 24 for the
Easter Holiday, and students
will return on March 29.
The Annual Spring
Auction and Spaghetti
Dinner is planned for March
19 at the Centennial
Building beginning at 5:30
p.m. Students began selling
tickets this week for $5 each
in order to plan the number
of meals. Tickets will also be
sold at the door, and you
may also come to the auction
at 7:00 p.m. at no cost if you
miss the delicious spaghetti
dinner. We have some great
buys available for the auc-
tion, and we promise you an


'Tuesday, March 15. If dona-
tions can't be dropped off,
call 648-4790 to schedule a
pick up.
The sale will begin at
7:00 a.m. and hotdogs, ham-
burgers and sodas will be on
sale for $2.00.
Go out and enjoy a day
of big bargains.


"Project Bloom" Garage Sale


Bay St. Joseph Care and
Rehabilitation Center will be
having a garage sale and
bake sale to benefit "Project


Bloom" on March 12 from 8
a.m. to noon. Please, no early
shoppers.


Are You a Descendent of a Florida Pioneer?


Please join the Gulf
County Genealogical Society
on Saturday, March 12 at
the Port St. 'Joe Public
Library at 10 a.m. (EST) for a
special presentation by Mrs.
Melody Porter of the Florida
State Genealogical Society
(FSGS). Mrs. Porter will dis-
cuss the process for obtain-
ing the FSGS Pioneer
Certification for descendants
of Florida state and county


pioneers. She will also dis-
cuss the Researcher
Certification for genealogists
interested in researching a
Florida pioneer as well s
other state pioneer pro-
grams. Mrs. Porter will be
available after the meeting to
review applications for those
who wish assistance. She is
the secretary of the FSGS
and a member of the Pioneer
Certification Committee and


lives in Thomasville, Ga.
Our meetings are always
open to the public. Please
come and let us show you
how much fun it can be to
research your family tree!
For more information,
please contact Beverly
Douds at 229-1094 or email
her at: bmdouds2002
@yahoo.com.


"~ ~ -iii


dl


PSJ Elementary 5th Grade TCP Class "Springs" into

Action at Bay St. Joseph Care & Rehab Center
Bay St. Joe would like to thank Mrs. Vivian Patten, Shirley Moates, Blake Buskens,
Ashley Robinson, Stephanie Bell, Samantha Taylor, Rasheed Cherry, Nycole Spilde, Anthony
Tillery, Jadia Miles, Jamie Squire and Jaylyn Tannehill of the Port St. Joe Elementary 5th
grade TCP class. They planted spring flowers for the Bay St. Joseph residents' window boxes.
After the planting, the residents and the children enjoyed a cookout and a lively game of
bingo. Bay St. Joseph loves their kids!


Let us show you how..
We're the Forgotten Coast Mortgage Specialists and we have
many options focused on getting the best deal for you!

Lot Loans SeLond.lnvestment Homes
* Owncr-Occupied Mortgages as low as 0% down!


We work closely with area realtors and
developers. And, we offer great rates and
the largest selection of programs.
Visit our convenient office in Mexico Beach,
or give us a call and we'll come to you.


Call Today!
(850)648-LOAN
5626


-,Nautical
M 0 MORTGAGE
...Smooth Sailing!


You really made things easy and go us the bst dc ...
Your service sllllhowed us you rru11yV "treat soelC one lik( ,.
want to be treated." We would recommends your oft~c to y1Ok!

..... Chuck and julie K,.....


Veourtsoiea


Mexico Beach Volunteer



Fire Dept. Benefit Sale


WANTED


Help round-up the following

notorious Household Hazardous Waste

i iU














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, bidhazardous 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.
AD#2005-001 March 3, 10 & 17, 2005


enjoyable evening even if you
go home empty handed.
Parents of the Parent
Teacher Fellowship group
will be entertaining the staff
with a sit-down breakfast,
Wed., March 16, in the
school library. Students in
grade three have a special
program for the teachers at
that time. Parents of the stu-
dents in grades 9-12 were
the winners in the atten-
dance contest at the March
PTF meeting, and were treat-
ed to a special dress-down
day and different lunch
menu last week. We especial-
ly appreciated all the fathers
who attended. Let's see if
another class will complete
and win in April. Remember
that every one in attendance
any month will have a
chance to be the winner of
the gift of a month of free
tuition in May.
Faith Christian has
begun the registration of new
students for the 2005-2006
school year. We urge all
interested parents to fill in
their registration forms and
pay the $50 registration fee
right away to insure a place.
Class size is restricted.
SWe are so thankful for
God's Word in Revelation
22:17: "And the Spirit and
the bride say, Come. And let
him that heareth say, Come.
And let him that is athirst
come. And whosoever will, let
him take the water of life
freely."


----


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


1 2B The Star. Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, March 10, 2005











2005 4-H Wakulla Swine Show Winners


Mildred K. Melvin, MS
Extension Agent
4-H and Family and
Consumer Sciences
On Feb. 26, Gulf County


Cameron Home was High
Individual for the senior con-
test, also scoring a total of
180 points out of a possible
200. Gulf County also had


L


Mildred Melvin


4-Hers participated in the
Wakulla Swine Judging
Contest. Theryl Brown was
High Individual for the junior
contest scoring a total of 180
points out of a possible 200.


--, d". .: .


Theryl Brown


the First Place Senior Team
in the contest. Members
were Cameron Horne,
Clarence Gray, R.J. Jones
and Ryan 'Ranie. The youth
judged swine on body confir-


Cameron Home


mation, which included
muscle content and lean-
ness.
4-H is a fun, educational
program for young people
ages 5-18. 4-H has some-
thing for everyone anyone
can join. No membership
fees are required, although
some project materials and
activities may have a cost.
Joining 4-H or a 4-H club is
a great way to have fun,
learn new things and meet
people. Clubs meet in
schools, community centers
or at a 4-H volunteer's home.
What's great about 4-H are
the many ways to get
involved and participate.
The best way to determine
what's right for you is to con-
tact the 4-H office.
If you have a question
about 4-H, write to Mildred
K. Melvin, Extension Agent
4-H and Family and
Consumer Sciences,
University of Florida/IFAS
Extension-Gulf County, PO
Box 250 200 N. 2nd Street,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465; or
call the Extension Office at
639-3200 or 229-2909. The
University of Florida/IFAS
Extension-Gulf County is
an Equal Employment
Opportunity-Affirmative
Action Employer authorized
to provide research, educa-
tional information and other
services only to individuals
and -institutions that func-
tion without regard to race,
color, sex or national origin.

Port St.Joe Project

Graduation Meeting
An important meeting
about Project Graduation
will be held Tuesday, March
15 at 6 p.m. in the commons
area. This meeting is manda-
tory for all committees.
If you are a parent of a
2005 senior, don't miss this
important meeting. We need
your help for a successful
"Project Graduation" for your
child. Final arrangements
are being made.


Port St. Joe Elementary School &
Wewahitchka Elementary School
Thursday, March 10,
beef stew, tossed salad, fruit
cocktail, roll and milk.
Friday, March 11, pizza with
pork topping, tossed salad,
ranch dressing, pineapple
chunks, breadsticks and
milk. Monday, March 1,4,
chicken nuggets, tater tots,
orange halves,' graham
crackers, bread and milk.
Tuesday, March 15, turkey
with cheese sandwich,
french fries, lettuce and


tomato, fruit cocktail and
milk. Wednesday, March 16,
beef taco, corn, peaches, let-
tuce, tomato and milk.
Port St. Joe Middle School
& Port St. Joe High School
Thursday, March 10,
fish, cole slaw, macaroni and
cheese, fruit cocktail, bread
and milk. Friday, March 11,
pizza with pork topping,
tossed salad, ranch dressing,
pineapple chunks, bread-
sticks and milk. Monday,
March 14, hot dog, french
fries, carrot sticks, apples


and milk. Tuesday, March
15, beef taco, corn, cheddar
cheese, lettuce and tomato,
brownies and milk.
Wednesday, March 16, beef-
a-roni, tossed salad, corn-
bread, fruit cocktail and
milk.
Wewahitchka Middle School
& Wewahitchka High School
Thursday, March 10,
spaghetti and meat sauce,
shredded cheddar cheese,
tossed salad, ranch dressing,
rolls, pears and milk.
Friday, March 11, pizza with
pork topping, tossed salad,
ranch dressing, pineapple
chunks, breadsticks and
milk. Monday, March 14,
chicken nuggets, tater tots,
orange halves, graham
crackers, bread and milk.
Tuesday, March 15, beef-a-
roni, tossed salad, corn-
bread, fruit cocktail and
milk. Wednesday, March 16,
ham sandwich, cheese,
french fries, peaches, let-
tuce, tomato and milk.


Cameron Home, Clarence Gray, R.J. Jones and Ryan Ranie


SCHOOL



LUNCH


SPEculALS


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, March 10, 2005 9 13


Establishedl 1937 @ Servina Gulf courntv and surroundings areas for 67 years









14B THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY, March 10, 2005


CLASSIFIED ADS


Established 1938 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67 years


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
1999 Chevy Blazer, 4
WD, auto, air, power
windows, cruise, radio,
CD, new transmission,
6 cylinder, 74,000
miles, looks great,
runs great. $7,900.
Call 850-227-9337.
2tp3/10

2002 Ford Ranger, 4
cylinder, 5 speed,
29mpg, short bed,
heavy duty ladder
rack, air conditioning,
radio one owner, white,
'47,000 miles. Runs
great. Only $5,000.
850-227-9337.
2tp3/10

2004 Dodge Ram 1500
Quad cab, Hemi mag-
num, 5.7L V8, power
windows, driver seat,
infinity am/fm Cd.,
cruise, tilt steering, 20"
aluminum wheels.
Less than 10,000
miles. $22,000. (850)
227-1280. after 6:00
pm EST. ltc3/10

1983 Red Porsche 944,
standard 4 speed,
Moon roof, CD player,
custom car cover,
power windows, alarm
system. A/C, new rear
tires. Needs a starter,
$3,000 obo. 850-670-
5122. 2tp3/10

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 blue book. Call
229-8536. Leave mes-
sage. 2tp3/3

1999 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.
4tp2/24

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

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

FOR RENT
Golf course, 2BR/1.5
BA townhouse steps
from clubhouse. One
month to one year
rental, furnished or
unfurnished. Screened
porch overlooks
stream and links.
Cooperative neighbors,
quiet area. $1100 to
$1300 per month. 850-
227-8719. 4tp3/10

Furnished 2BR/1BA
mobile home free lawn
care no pets
$350/mo. $200 dep.
229-1954 or 877-874-
8001. ltp3/10

Retail/office space on
3rd St. Available down-
town PSJ. approx.
1000 sq ft Call Kelly
227-9100. 4tp3/10


FOR RENT
Wanted to Rent by year
round resident 2 or 3
BR house/Trailer.
Mexico Beach/ Port St.
Joe. 706-323-1954.
tfn3/3

For Lease: Contractor's
Warehouse/ office
units in PSJ airport/
Jones Homestead area
@ Rutherford &
Ponderosa Pines road,
convenient to Hwy 98
& the Cape. Each unit
is 1250 sf incl. an
office w/bath and a 12
ft Rollup door. Rent is
$600/mo with a year
lease + 1st mo dep.
647-2715 aft. 6pm.
8tp3/10

For Rent: 3 bdrm, 2
baths, home with fire-
place on very large lot.
Large screened-in
porch, utility shed,
side-by-side refrigera-
tor, gas stove and
dishwasher. Located
just 2 blocks from the
water. Call 850/229-
8211, 227-5301 or
227-6297. Realtor has
part interest. tfn3/10

3BR/2BA house for
rent. Just over one
block from beach. Five
years new refrigera-
tor, dishwasher, wash-
er/dryer hookup. 224
DeSota Ave. St. Joe
Beach. $950/month +
utilities (long-term
rental). Available
immediately. Call JD
at (678)358-5239.
2tp3/10

For Rent: Gulfview;
spacious 2BR/1BA;
1/2 block to beach.
$1150 plus deposit.
Includes utilities. 478-
983-2206 or 850-648-
5052. 4tp3/3

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
refrig, gas stove, and
dishwasher. $850 a
month. Call 850-229-
8211 or 227-5301 and
askforRuss. tfcl/27

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

Apartments/Homes
for Rent: 1 3 bedroom
apt/duplexes/homes
for rent in Mexico
Beach. Furn. &
unfurn. Call Parker
Realty at 850-648-
5777 for more info. rf,5/

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


FOR RENT OR LEASE
Dry storage space Used furniture for
3,000 sq. ft. sale. Johnnie's Trim
Shop, 310 4th St.,
Call 229-6031 PSJ tfc5/1


AVUCTIQNS

AUCTION!
City of Parker
Sat. March 19th, 10 am CST
Parker Community Center
935 W. Park Street, Parker, FL
Preview 8 am Central
CARS, TRUCKS, DUMP TRUCK, TRASH TRUCK,
ELECTRONICS, MOWERS, LOTS MORE!
Absolute Auction Network, Inc.
DBA Wade Clark Auctions
850-229-9282
wcauctions@gtcom.net
For link to photos & auction list
10% Buyer's Premium
AB1239, AU1737, AU1743
Announcements made at time of sale
supercede any previous announcements
2e3/10


FURNITURE
White entertainment
center/bookcase,
white computer desk
w/chair, blue imac
computer w/epson
color printer (also
includes mouse pad,
wristpad, and game
controller), and black
laquer w/mirror top,
coffee table w/two
matching end tables.
Call 227-1773 for addi-
tional info. ltp3/10

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

S, r

Ready to
m. ry b' Finish
*' ".'q'"* Furniture






GARAGE SALES
Moving Sale leather
.lazy boy chair, cloth
lazy boy chair, survival
rocker, curie cabinets,
lamps infant car-seat,
'crafts, books, and
much more. Sat. 12 &
19 from 8am 1pm.
Call 227-1932 any-
time. 2tp3/10

Garage Sale 3/10 -
3/25 10-5 daily.
Indoor & outdoor furn,
1 washer, sm antiques,
household items. 440
Treasure Dr. ltp3/10

Garage Sale 162 Ave E.
7 ? Scott Bryant
Clothes sizes: 8, 10,
11, 16, 18. Tools etc.
ltp3/10

HELP WANTED
Roofers needed. Pay
range $8.00 $15.00
per hour. One week
paid vacation and two
paid holidays. Please
call Rene Diaz at 814-
8322. 2tp3/10

Drivers: Short Haul &
Regional Pick your
Hometimel Big $$$
Weekly. Lease/
Purchase Available.
Own your own Truck!
No Money/Credit? No
Problems' CDL-A
w/2yrs TT exp. Co.
Drivers Welcome
Shelton Trucking
800-877-3201.
ltp3/10

Local company seek-
ing Nurse Auditor,
Candidate must hold
current Florida
Nursing License, along
with M/S experience in
a hospital setting. UR
& DRG knowledge is a
plus. Must have basic
computer and typing
skills. EOE. Drug Free
Workplace. No phone
calls. Submit resume
to: Susan Thiel
P.O.Box 14165, Mexico
Beach, FL 32410.
3tc3/10

Non-Profit Account-
ing Position available
Immediately. Fiscal
Officer for high profile
local non-profit.
Administer all financial
functions. Minimum
requirements:
Education or 5+ years
experience in book-
keeping or accounting.
Prefer experience with
non-profits, but not
required. Great work
environment. Mature
adults encouraged to
'apply. Fax or e-mail
resumes immediately
to: 850-227-1877;
psjseniors@gtcom.net
ltc3/10


HELP WANTED
First Baptist Church
is currently accepting
resumes for the posi-
tion of Church
Secretary. Persons
applying should be a
born-again believer,
capable, and experi-
enced. Bring a resume
by the Church office
(8-5, M-F). For further
information call Pastor
Brent Vickery at 227-
1552.
ltc3/10

LOAN ASSISTANT. -
FT, M-F., Excellent
communication skills
required. Knowledge of
Excel and Word.
Benefit package. Send
resume/references to
One Source Mortgage
1520 C30 Port St. Joe,
FL 32456 or fax to
229-1219 ltp3/10
BAILEY, BISHOP &
LANE, INC. a full ser-
vice engineering,- sur-
veying and planning
firm has immediate
needs to fill the follow-
ing positions for our
Port St. Joe Office:
2 Civil Engineers
3 Survey Party Chiefs
3 Survey Instrument
Operators
1 Engineer CAD
Technician
1 Survey CAD
Technician
Please Fax resumes to
386-755-7771 or email
to: sallbritton@bblmail
.com 4tc3/10
Sunset Coastal Grill
is staffing up for
Spring and Summer.
Looking 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 irlto 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 needed Mexico
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

Wanted Carpenters
and laborers. Must
have transportation.
Top pay. Call 639-
2975 or 258-6802. 21p3/3

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


DIRECTOR OF PLANNING
CITY OF CALLAWAY
Hiring Range: $49,177 $60,779 DOQ
The CITY OF CALLAWAY, located in Bay County in northwest Florida,
has recently increased its geographic area by more than 60%. We are
seeking a dynamic urban and/or conventional professional to lead our
planning department at a pivotal time for our City.
Requirements: Bachelor's degree in planning, public administration, or
closely related field, Masters degree preferred; a minimum of five years
experience in a planning-related area to include at least two years super-
visory experience. AICP certification preferred.
This is a professional, supervisory position that will require coordination
of multi-departmental project reviews; reviews of Developments of
eg.,,I Inmpifi.:1 RI). l R.TdliL,,31 Ieightorh':d Ce~eir:.pmen ri (TrNDi
and other innovative development forms.
This position works under the direction of the City Manager and super-
vises the 145387 planning and code enforcement personnel; and
requires considerable initiative and independent performance. Apply to:
Judy Whitis, City Manager, City of Callaway, 6601 East Highway 22,
Callaway, FL 32404; phone (850)871.6000. A,]ii;: n.il ,i-,.,rnndi,.,n j-,j
application available at www.cityofcallaway.com. Resume wlapplication
is encouraged. Position is open until filled, and subject to close without
notice. EOE, Drug-tree


CITY PLANNER
CITY OF CALLAWAY
HIRING RANGE: $32,000 $40,000 DOQ
The CITY OF CALLAWAY, located in Bay County in north-
west Florida, is seeking a City Planner. This is profes-
sional level urban and conventional planning work in con-
ducting independent studies, completing planning proj-
ects, and participating in the growth and development of
the City in accordance with the Comprehensive Plan and
other statutes, ordinances and regulations related to
land use and development. Position requires problem-
solving, negotiating and team-oriented participation,
excellent human relations, interpersonal and written/ver-
bal communication skills, and good presentation and
customer service skills. Responsible for a variety of
long- and short-term planning projects, including compre-
hensive plan and land development regulation amend-
ments and site plan review.
Requirements: Bachelor's in urban or conventional plan-
ning or a closely related field. Prefer two (2) yrs.
Professional planning experience.
Apply to: Judy Whits, City Mana er, Cit of Callaway,
6601 East Hignway 22, Callaway, FL 32404; Phone (850)
871-6000. Aditiona formation and application avail-
able at www.cityofcallaway.com. Resume w/application is
encouraged. Position is open until filled, and subject to
close without notice. EOE, Drug-free employer.


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.

";ifta~in^ a djewneaee # Ma' wcMstlttfr
acd oeU iLadady siMce 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 ifc5/


___I


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


STARBOARD REALTY
S THE RIGHT CHOICE!

3.5% Total Commission Why Pay More?
RE Appraisals From $235.00 FHA & EPA Certified
Please Let Us Sell, or Appraise, Your Valuable Propertyl
www.StarboardRealty.net
850-639-2075 Fax 850-639-4801


I I I -


HELP WANTED
Part time position
available in our golf
shop. Hours vary
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
Small Engine
Mechanic experience
required. Salary, com-
mission & benefits.
Apply in person. St.
Joe Rent-All. 706 1st
St, PSJ. tfn3/10
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

Receptionist/Reserva-
tionist Computer &
public relations experi-
ence required. Some
weekend duty. Call
Parker Realty @ 850-
648-5777 or fax
resumes to 850-648-
5779. tfcl2/16

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


HELP WANTED
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

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) 819-3006 or
(850) 819-7497.2tp3/3

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 positions.
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

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

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

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

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



(Pawee y 4

MISCELLANEOUS
12x20 free standing
carport pd $1,895 -
2yrs old. Will sell;
$500. You move. 423-
312-1779. ltp3/10

8x10 Aluminum utility
shed wired, 4 ft door
w/2 windows. Sells
new for $1200 asking
$750. 227-2565.
3tp3/10

2002 Skyline 28' travel
trailer, queen bed,
bunk beds, full bath,
excellent cond. used
maybe 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

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
tiame and address to
Bible Study, PO Box
929, Wewahitchka, FL
32465 or call (850)
639-3218 and leave
your name and
address or E-mail your
request to Wewachur
ch@outdrs.net. tfc5/1

MOBILE HOMES
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

PETS
Free Lab/Golden
retriever puppies 7 wks
old. 227-3865.
ltp3/10

REAL ESTATE
Howard Creek 7610
Doc Whitfield Road.
Well kept home on cor-
ner lot. 2BR/2.5BA,
with plenty extras,
boathouse, workshop,
screened in porch,
fruit trees, palms, deep
100' well, across street
from H/C Boat
Landing. $125,000.
Gary Poole Coldwell
Banker 899-1134 /
800-868-0405.
4tp3/10

Location / Location -
Overstreet 182 Hensley
Lane 4BD/2BA furn.
house w/large garage/
workshop. New tin roof
and screened porch
front & rear inc. 4 lots
located in quiet area 8
mi. from beach. Boat
launch w/access to
Gulf via Intercoastal
$160,000. 850-893-
8000. 4tp3/10

Mexico Beach FSBO
$225K Large 5 BR/
3BA manufactured
home on very large lot
in Las Siesta
Subdivision. Fenced
back yard. Sprinkler
system on separate
meter in .front and
back yard. Irregular lot
dimensions are
135'x198'x150'x75.'
Call for further details
and appointment to
see. No agents please.
(850) 527-8435.
2tp3/10

Mexico Beach 507
Georgia 3BR/2BA
Mobile home on large
corner lot. Screened
porch in front deck in
back. Fenced in back
yard Short walk to
beach. $295,000. Joan
Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty.
800-239-4959. Local
527-2560. tfc3/10

WEWAHITCHKA- For
Sale by Owner. Vacant
lot, zoned Commercial
or Residential. Ready
to build. Located in
town center, off
Highway 71 on North
3rd Street. Lot size
approximately 105' x
110' high and dry.
Paved street with city
water. Excellent loca-
tion for home or busi-
ness. Excellent neigh-
borhood. Asking
$21,500. Call 527-
9726, or leave message
at 647-9170. 2tc3/10

Mexico Beach 720
Fortner Ave.
3BR/1.5BA mobile
home. Screened


quiet setting.
Investment potential.
Near fishing at Cook
Bayou. $549,000.
Don Yarbrough 850-
648-4618, Coldwell
Banker 800-868-0405
sandyarb@gtcom.net
4tp3/10


REAL ESTATE
Mexico Beach Lot
75x113 Water meter
in place 1.5 blocks
from beach high lot
and landscaped ready
to build on w/all utili-
ties. Grand Isle Sub.
648-8201-or 227-
5533. tfn3/10

1/2 acre lot in Mexico
Beach for sale by
owner. 225 Bailey Lane
in Grand Isle
Subdivision. Under-
ground utilities, homes
only, just a short walk
to the beach through a
nice quiet neighbor-
hood. A great place to
live with plenty of
room. Dimensions 103
x 210 mol. Only
$249,000. Call 850-
648-1115 or 850-647-
3871. 4tp3/10

3BR/1BA house Apal.
60'x100' shady fenced
in yd. Large carport,
'large deck, workshed,
fireplace, washer &
dryer, unfurnished.
Call Panther
Properties. 670-5544.
ltp3/10

Howard Creek 7591
Perch Street. Nicely
Landscaped, partially
private fence, Corner
lot for this home in
excellent condition.
Featuring: large front
porch, large living
room, screened in cook
house, covered boat
house, and Culligan
water filtration system,
just two blocks from
Howard Creek Boat
Landing! $220,000,
Call Gary Poole -
Coldwell Banker 769-
8971/ 800-868-0405
or Cell 899-1134.
4tp3/10

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.
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

FOR SALE BY OWNER
410 5th Street, Mexico
Bch., FL. Beautiful
beach house, 1615 sq,
ft, Corner lot, modem
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

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
dedicated beach.
2550sf. 2 story 4 BR.
S3 Bath family home.
$1,295,000.
Mexico Beach
Priced below most
condos. Cottage w/in
easy walking distance
of dedicated beach. A
bargain at $399,900.
Gated Community -
Near Laird Bayou 2
building lots
$189,500. and
$249,900. Boat ramp,
day dock, pool and
more.
Poston Road
2300sf. 4BR, 2 Bath
recent ranch style
home in country set-
ting. Investment
potential. Near mari-
na at Cook Bayou.
$649,900.
Poston Road
1752sf. 3BR, 2Bath
neat as a pin ranch in











Established 1938 Servina Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67 years


CLASSIFIED ADS


THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. March 10, 2005 15B


RAMf 4TATE
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

Port St. Joe, By
Owner. 1404 LongAve.
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

FOR SALE: 3 bd 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

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

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

Mexico Beach, 203
8th St., beautiful lot
with 2 BR/2 BA mobile
home. Open floor plan,
landscaped yard, extra
parking area for RV or
boat parkirtg. 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

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
4tp2/24


Janitorial
Construct. Clean
Rentals

227-5946


GULF DIESEL SERVICE
Diesel Engine Re air
Phone LMobile

850 1! 850

229-8651 227-8024


Retail Space
Port City
Shopping Center -

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


REAL ESTATE
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

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

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

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

St. Joe Beach Sea
Haven Subdivision.
Very nice building lot
located on quiet cul-
de-sac in new subdivi-
sion. $249,900. Joan
Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty.

800-239-4959. Local
527-2560. tfcl0/14


SERVICES
Old Maids by the Bay
cleaning service.
Residential, vac.
rental, weekly or bi-
weekly rates. Call 229-
1654. Leave message.
6tp3/3

Computer Repair
Upgrades, networking.
Free phone support.
Lovelace Computer
Services, 6536 Hwy.
98, St. Joe Beach.
Local phone 258-1525





PUBLIC NOTICE
The content of the following
storage units located at
Highway 22 Mini Storage.
1249 Hwy 22 Wewa. will be
opened and merchandise sold
on March 12, 2005 for rent if
not brought up to date.
Unit #10 renter Jennifer
Griffin
Unit # 62 Jermey Nunnery
Publish March 3 & 10, 2005

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORI-
DA
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 OAK-
LEY, 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


Ra ioShacks
Authorized Sales Center
















(80 22-65




p /tmi~


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.
SAll their 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 THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN
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 rust 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 PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion 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 cer-
tificate 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. 01082-000R
Description of Property:
One acre square in the
Southwest Corner 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.
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT


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

COURT
SResidential *Custom Wood
* Commercial Industrial

A & R Fence
fenacina ndo Conrete Work
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimoates
EIN#593115646 (850) 647-4047



Locally
Owned





1o,4\ Residential
Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
.Termile Treatments Restaurant
SMotel Flea Control Condominiums
Household Pest Control *New Trealment
SReal Eslate (WOO) Repoils Conslruction Siles
Specializing in Vacation Rental
SProperties

f FAMILY OWNED

PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
"Serving the Entire
Area"
Free Estimates
Do-Ilourse Pest Control Prod ts



229-872


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 1, Page 31;
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 ser-
vice on Plaintiffs attorney or
immediately thereafter; other-
wise, 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 & 10, 2005

IN HE 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
Couit WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE*
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENTS
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this Notice is February 16,
2005.
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Telephone: (850) 227-1159
Florida Bar No. 699070
Personal Representative:
William A. Nixon
477 Old Bay City Road
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Publish 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 merchan-
dise sold on March 12. 2005
for back rent if not brought up
to date.
Publish March 3 & 10 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


DRIESBACH CLEANERS
180 AVENUE C
Pick-up and Delivery

850-227-1671




COSTING'S
Bookkeeping Service
Tax Returns A Specialty
202 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe

(850) 229-8581










PLUS SMALL ENGINE
REPAIRS

NOW AVAILABLE
Climate Control

St. Joe
Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112

/ MINI-STORAGE \




a5x10 10x10 10x20

On Site Rentals 6 Days
A Week

ASK ABOUT FREE
MONTH'S RENT!


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 rep-
resentative and the personal
representative's attorney 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 AFTER THE 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 AFTER
THE 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 DECEDENTS
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion 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
850/639-2266
Personal Representative:
Tweda S. McGlon
105 McGlon Drive
Wewahitchka. Florida 32465
Publish: February 24, March
3, 10. 17 2005.

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the City Commission of
the City of Port St. Joe.
Florida, at its meeting on the
5h day of April, 2005, at 6:00
P.M., EST, in the regular
Commission meeting room at
the Municipal Building, Port
St. Joe, Florida, will consider
for final adoption an

Ordinance with the following
title:
AN. ORDINANCE OF THE
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE,
FLORIDA AMENDING
PARAGRAPHS 2.07(c)(1)
AND 2.07(e), CHAPTER
38. LAND DEVELOP-
MENT REGULATION OF
THE CODE OF ORDI-
NANCES, CITY OF PORT
ST. JOE REQUIRING A
DEVELOPER TO AGREE
AND TO SUBMIT POST
CONSTRUCTION DRAW-
ING DEPICTING THE
EXACT PLACEMENT OF
ALL UTILITY LINES AS
CONSTRUCTED;
REQUIRING SUBMIS-
SION OF SAID DRAW-
INGS PRIOR TO RECOM-
MENDATION FOR FINAL
ACCEPTANCE BY CITY
STAFF; REPEALING ALL
ORDINANCES OR PARTS
OF ORDINANCES IN
CONFLICT HEREWITH.
PROVIDING FOR SEVER-
ABILITY AND PROVIDING
FOR AN EFFECTIVE
DATE:
which was first read at the reg-
ular meeting on Mardh 1,
2005.
All interested parties are invit-
ed to attend and be heard.
Copies of said Ordinance are
on file at the office of the City
Clerk and may be inspected by
the public during normal busi-
ness hours.
Publish March 10. 2005
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Port St. Joe Port Authority
will hold its regular monthly
meeting for March on Monday,
March 14. 2005, at 5:00 p.m..
E.S.T., at the Gulf County
Public Library, Library Meeting
Room. 110 Library Drive. Port
St. Joe, Florida. All who which
may attend and be heard.
If any person decides to appeal
any decision made with
respect to any matter consid-
ered at the meeting, he or she
will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and, for such pur-
pose, he or she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the tes-
timony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be
based.
Publish March 10, 2005

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR WATER USE PERMIT
Notice is hereby given that
pursuant to Chapter 373,
Florida Statutes, the following
applications(s) for water use
permits) has (have) been
received by the Northwest
Florida Water Management
District:
Application number I 06516
filed 02/22/2005
Church of Christ at the
Beaches. 551 S. Long Street,
P.O. Box 13491, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456
Requesting a maximum
withdrawal of 246 gallons
per day from The Floridan
Aquifer System for Public
Supply use by existing and
proposed facilities.
General withdrawal locations)
in Gulf County: T06S. R11W,
Sec. 6B; T6S,. R 1W. Sec. 6
Interested persons may object
to or comment upon the appli-
cations or submit a written
request for a copy of the staff
reports) containing proposed
agency action regarding the
appllcatlon(s) by writing to the
Division of Resource
Regulation of the Northwest
Florida Water Management
District, attention Terri
Peterson, 152 Water
Management Drive, Havana.
Florida 32333-9700, but such
comments or requests must be
received by 5 o'clock p.m. on
March 21. 2005.
No further public notice will be
provided regarding this (these)
appllcatlon(s). Publication -of
this notice constitutes con-
structive notice of this permit
application to all substantially
affected persons. A copy of the
staff reports) must be request-
ed in order to remain advised
of further proceedings and any
public hearing date.
Substantially affected persons
are entitled to request and
administrative hearing regard-
ing the proposed agency action
by submitting a written
request according to the provi-
sions of 40A-1.521. Florida
Administrative Code. Notices of
Proposed Agency Action will be
mailed only to persons who
have filed such requests.
Publish March 10. 2005


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
FOR CDBG ENGINEERING
SERVICES GULF COUNTY
FOR FFY 2005
BID NO. 0405-12
Gulf County hereby requests
proposals from qualified indi-
viduals or firms to provide
engineering services for an
anticipated Florida Small
Cities Community
Development Block Grant
(CDBG) in the Economic
Development category for the
FFY 2005 funding cycle.
The project includes construc-
tion of an entrance road and
extension of water lines in sup-
port of a Harmon Millworks
manufacturing facility.
A CDBG project of up to
$700.000.00 Is anticipated,
therefore, procurement and


contracting will follow CDBG
regulations. Other funding
may be pursued under sepa-
rate contracts) for this/these
projectss.
Engineering Services will
include needs and feasibility
investigation, surveying, test-
ing. design, cost estimating.
permitting, construction man-
agement and construction
observation.
The evaluation criteria that will
be utilized in the selection of
the engineer are as follows:
1. The number of years
the firm has been in busi-
ness in Florida. 20 pts.
2. The reputation of the pro-
posed management team
and the number of years
they have worked for the
firm.
20 pts.
3. The number of written
local government client ref-
erences provided. 20 pts.
4. The firms existing knowl-
edge of or the ability to
become quickly knowledge-
able with the communities
existing infrastructure that
may be expanded, replaced
or upgraded as part of the
proposed CDBG project.
20 pts.
5. The firms experience
with the Federal and State
agencies the project will be
permitting through (I.e.
Department of
Environmental Protection.
Northwest Florida Water
Management District, DOT,
US Department of the
Interior Fish and Wildlife
Service) 20 pts.
In the event of a tie, if one of
the businesses involved in the
tie are minority or female
owned, they shall be ranked
above the other firm or firms
involved in the tie.
Engineering fees and fees asso-
ciated with non-CDBG projects
will be negotiated after ranking
is completed utilizing the
Florida Competitive
Negotiation Act.
Respondents are required to
submit an original and. five (5)
copies in a sealed envelope
marked "SEALED PROPOSAL
FOR CDBG SERVICES".
Proposals must be received by
5:00' p.m. E.T. on Thursday,
March 24. 2005. at Office of the
Clerk of Circuit Court, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr.. Blvd..
Room 148, Port St. Joe. Florida
32456. Bids will be opened at
this same location on Monday.
March 28. 2005 at 10:00 a.m.
E.T.
Gulf County reserves the right
to reject any and all proposals,
to waive any informalities or
irregulations in the proposal
process and to award the con-
tract(s) in the best interest of
the County.
Engineering service contracts)
may be subject to grant/loan
award and release of funds by
the funding agency.
GULF COUNTY SUPPORTS
-EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
EMPLOYMENT, FAIR HOUS-
ING AND PROVIDING HANDI-
CAP ACCESS".
NATHAN PETERS. JR
CHAIRMAN
Publish March 10 & 17, 2005
Ad #2005-006

STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION
NOTICE OF INTENT TO
ISSUE PERMIT
This ifitent to issue a permit
(File No. 23-0185237-005-DF)
to St. Joe Towns & Resorts
P.O. Box 96. Port St. Joe, FL
32457, to permanently impact
11.46 acres of jurisdictional
wetlands, including 6.87 acres
of fill and 4.59 acres of excava-
tion and 0.87 acres of tempo-
rary impacts for a linear trans-
portation project that serves to
realign 3.7 miles of U.S.
Highway 98 inland and away
from the St. Joseph Bay/Gulf
of Mexico coastline. is hereby
granted unless a sufficient
petition for an administrative
hearing is timely filed under
sections 120.569 and 120.57
of the Florida Statutes as pro-
vided below. To mitigate for
the impacts. 72.8 acres of wet-
lands and 65.6 acres of
uplands will be restored.
enhanced, or preserved. The
mitigation will occur within a
portion of a 600 acre off-site
parcel located immediately
adjacent to the St. Joe Bay
State Buffer Preserve (SJBS-
BP). The procedures for peti-
tioning for a hearing are set
forth below. The project is
located between the communi-
ties of Highland View and St.
Joe Beach, southern terminus
of project is to the north of
Highland View, project extends
north along east side of
Chickenhouse Branch, eventu-
ally turning west, running
south of Sunset Village, and
tying into existing U.S. 98,
Section 8.9,15,16.22,27.
Township 7-South. Range 11-
West. Class III Waters of the
State, Prohibited Shellfish
Harvesting Area, Gulf County.
A person whose substantial
interests are affected by the
Department's action may peti-
tion for an administrative pro-
ceeding (hearing) under sec-
tions 120.569 and 120.57 of
.the Florida Statutes. The peti-
tion must contain the informa-
tion set forth below and must
be filed (received by the clerk)
in the Office of General
Counsel of the Department at
3900 Commonwealth
Boulevard. Mail Station 35.
Tallahassee. Florida 32399-
3000.
Because the administrative
hearing process Is designed to
redetermine final agency
action on the application, the
filing of a petition for an
administrative hearing may
result in a modification of the
permit and lease, or even a
denial of the application.
Accordingly, the applicant is
advised not to commence con-
struction or other activities
under this permit/lease until
the deadlines below for filing a
petition for an administrative
hearing, or request for an
extension of time have expired.
Under rule 62-110.106(4) of
the Florida Administrative
Code. a person whose substan-
tial Interests are affected by
the Department's action may
also request an extension of
time to file a petition for an
administrative hearing. The
Department may, for good
cause shown, grant the
request for an extension of
time. Requests for extension
of time must be filed with the
Office of General Counsel of
the Department at 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard.
Mail Station 35. Tallahassee.
Florida 32399-3000. before the
applicable deadline. A timely


request for extension of time
shall toll the running time
period for filing a petition until
the request is acted upon. If a
request is filed late, the
Department may still grant it
upon a motion by the request-
ing party showing that the fail-
ure to file a request for an
extension of time before the
deadline was the result of
excusable neglect.
In the event that a timely
and sufficient petition for an
administrative hearing Is filed,
other persons whose substan-
tial interests will be affected by
the outcome of the administra-
tive process have the right to
petition to intervene in the pro-
ceeding. Intervention will be
only at the discretion of the
presiding officer upon the filing
of a motion in compliance with


the project site and adjacent
upland buffers will be pre-
served totaling approximately
258 acres of wetlands and 170
acres of uplands. An addition-
al 136 acres of the beachfront
between the Beach Walk and
St. Joseph Bay/Gulf of Mexico
will be dedicated as open
space. The procedures for
petitioning for a hearing are set
forth below. The project Is
located on the east and west
side of U.S. Highway 98
between the communities of
Highland View and St. Joe
Beach. Section
4.8.9.10.14.15.16.21,22.23.26
.2, Township: 7-S. Range: 11-
W, Class II & III Waters of the
State. Prohibited Shellfish
Harvesting Area. Gulf County.
A person whose substantial
interests are affected by the
Department's action may peti-
tion for an administrative pro-


within 30 days from the date
when the final order is filed
with the Clerk of the
Department. Requests for
review before the Land and
Water Adjudicatory
Commission must be filed with
the Secretary of the
Commission and served on the
Department within 20 days
from the date when the final
order Is filed with the Clerk of
the Department.
The application is available
for public inspection during
normal business hours. 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Monday
through Friday, except legal
holidays, at Department of
Environmental Protection. 160
Governmental Center. Suite
201. Pensacola, Florida
32501-5794.
Publish March 10, 2005


mm~ft sTAo m MARVIN's Satellite 1
MINI STORAGE ervic's satellite
SService & Antennas l
Okin8RdidAve.Stret ,PaStK.Jo, n
S 263310ilG Bi Ae., Pon St. oe, FL 32456.

814-7400 Cel Phone Call (850) 647-3171
785-9777 After Hours Cell (850) 899-1061


J. C. Enterprises 2l 2 Rid enue
CLEANING F. 3"'2
Leslie Burkett 8, 5227s
fax 229-6041


__


PUU OIE


rule 28-106.205 of the Florida
Administrative Code.
In accordance with rules 28-
106.111(2) and 62-
110.106(3)(a)(4), petitions for
an administrative hearing by
the applicant must be filed
within 21 days of receipt of this
written notice. Petitions flied
by any persons other than the
applicant, and other than
those entitled to written notice
under section 120.60(3) of the
Florida Statutes, must be filed
within 21 days of publication
of the notice or within 21 days
of such notice, regardless of
the date of publication.
Under section 120.60(3) of
the Florida Statutes, however.
any person who has asked the
Department for notice of
agency action may file a peti-
tion within 21 days of such
notice, regardless of the date of
publication.
The petitioner shall mail a
copy of the petition to the
applicant at the address indi-
cated above at the time of fil-
ing. The failure of any person
to file a petition for an admin-
istrative hearing or pursue
mediation as provided below
within the appropriate time
period shall constitute a waiver
of those rights.
A petition that disputes the
material facts on which the
Department's action is based
must contain the following
information:
(a) The name and address
of each agency affected and.
each agency's file or identifica-
tion number, if known;
(b) The name, address,
and telephone number of the
petitioner; the name, address.
and telephone number of the
petitioner's representative, if
any, which, shall be the
address for service purposes
during the course of the pro-
ceeding; and an explanation of
how the petitioner's substan-
tial interests are or will be
affected by the agency determi-
nation;
(c) A statement of when
and how the petitioner received
notice of the agency decision;
(d) A statement of all dis-
puted issues of material fact.
If there are none, the petition
must so indicate;
(e) A concise statement of
the ultimate facts alleged.
including the specific facts that
the petitioner contends war-
rant reversal or modification of
the agency's proposed action;
and
(i) A statement of the spe-
cific rules or statutes that the
petitioner contends require
reversal or modification of the
agency's proposed action;
(g) A statement of the
relief sought by the petitioner,
stating precisely the action
that the petitioner wishes the
agency to take with respect to
the agency's proposed action.
A petition that does not dis-
pute the material facts on
which the Department's action
is based shall state that no
such facts are in dispute and
otherwise shall contain the
same information as set forth
above, as required by rule 28-
106.301. Under sections
120.569(2)(c) and (d) of the
Florida Statutes, a petition for
administrative hearing must
be dismissed by the agency if
the petition does not substan-
tially comply with the above
requirements or is untimely
filed.
This action Is final and effec-
tive on the date filed with the
Clerk of the Department
unless a petition is filed in
accordance with the above.
Upon the timely filing of peti-
tion this order will not be effec-
tive until further order of the
Department.
This permit constitutes an
order of the Department. The
applicant'has the right to seek'
judicial review of the order
under section 120.68 of the
Florida Statutes, by the filing
of a notice of appeal under rule
9.110 of the Florida Rules of
Appellate Procedure with the
Clerk of the Department in the
Office of General Counsel,
3900 Commonwealth
Boulevard. Mail Station 35.
Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-
3000; and by filing a copy of
the notice of the appeal accom-
panied by the applicable filing
fees with the appropriate dis-
trict court of appeal. The
notice of appeal must be filed
within 30 days from the date
when the final order is filed
with the Clerk of the
Department. Requests for
review before the Land and
Water Adjudicatory
Commission must be filed with
the Secretary of the
Commission and served on the
Department within 20 days
from the date when the final
order is filed with the Clerk of
the Department.
The application is available
for public inspection during
normal business hours, 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday
through Friday, except legal
holidays, at Department of
Environmental Protection. 160
Governmental Center, Suite
201, Pensacola. Florida
32501-5794.
Publish March 10. 2005

STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION NOTICE OF
INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT
This intent to issue a permit
(File No. 23-0185237-004-DF)
to St. Joe Towns & Resorts.
P.O. Box 96. Port St. Joe. FL
32457. to develop a 1.020-acre
mixed-use community that will
contain up to 1,552 single- and
multi-family dwelling units.
The development has a 3.5
mile Beach Walk that includes
two. fishing piers and four "day
piers" located in the Gulf of
Mexico or St. Joseph Bay. The
project will Impact 11.73 acres
of Jurisdictional wetlands,
which includes 1.30 acres of
shading impact from pile-sup-
ported structures (bridges and
boardwalks). The permanent
impacts are composed of 9.96
acres of fill and 0.47 acre exca-
vation associated with
stormwater outfalls, is hereby
granted unless a sufficient
petition for an administrative
hearing is timely filed under
sections 120.569 and 120.57
of the Florida Statutes as pro-
vided below. To mitigate for
the impacts, 105.4 acres of
wetlands and 153.3 acres of
uplands will be restored,
enhanced, or preserved. The
mitigation will occur within a
portion of a 600 acre off-site
parcel located immediately
adjacent to the St. Joe Bay
State Buffer Preserve. In addi-
tion the remaining wetlands on


ceeding (hearing) under sec-
tions 120.569 and 120.57 of
the Florida Statutes. The peti-
tion must contain the informa-
tion set forth below and must
be filed (received by the clerk)
in the Office of General
Counsel of the Department at
3900 Commonwealth
Boulevard, Mail Station 35.
Tallahassee. Florida 32399-
3000.
Because the administrative
hearing process is designed to
redetermine final agency
action on the application, the
filing of a petition for an
administrative hearing may
result in a modification of the
permit and lease, or even a
denial of the application.
Accordingly, the applicant is
advised not to commence con-
struction or other activities
under this permit/lease until
the deadlines below for filing a
petition for an administrative
hearing, or request for an
extension of time have expired.
Under rule 62-110.106(4) of
the Florida Administrative
Code, a person whose substan-
tial interests are affected by
the Department's action may
also request an extension of
time to file a petition for an
administrative hearing. The
Department may, for good
cause shown, grant the
request for an extension of
time. Requests for extension
of time must be filed with the
Office of General Counsel of
the Department at 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard.
Mail Station 35, Tallahassee.
Florida 32399-3000. before the
applicable deadline. A timely
request for extension of time
shall toll the running time
period for filing a petition until
the request is acted upon. If a
request is filed late, the
Department may still grant it
upon a motion by the request-
ing party showing that the fail-
ure to file a request for an
extension of time before the
deadline was the result of
excusable neglect.
In the event that a timely,
and sufficient petition for an
administrative hearing is filed.
other persons whose substan-
tial interests will be affected by
the outcome of the administra-
tive process have the right to
petition to intervene in the pro-
ceeding. Intervention will be
only at the discretion of the
presiding officer upon the filing
of a motion in compliance with
rule 28-106.205 .of the Florida
Administrative Code.
In accordance with rules 28-
106.111(2) and 62-
110.106(3)(a)(4), petitions for
an administrative hearing by
the applicant must be filed
within 21 days of receipt of this
written notice. Petitions filed
by any persons other than the
applicant, and other than
those entitled to written notice
under section 120.60(3) of the
Florida Statutes, must be filed
within 21 days of publication
of the notice or within 14 days
of such notice, regardless of
the date of publication.
Under section 120.60(3) of
the Florida Statutes, however,
any person who has asked the
Department for notice of
agency action may file a peti-
tion within 21 days of such
notice, regardless of the date of
publication.
The petitioner shall mail a
copy of the petition to the
applicant at the address indi-
cated above at the time of fil-
ing. The failure of any person
to file a petition for an admin-
istrative hearing or pursue
mediation as provided below
within the appropriate time
period shall constitute a waiver
of those rights.
A petition that disputes the
material facts on which the
Department's action Is based
must contain the following
information:
(a) The name and address
of each agency affected and
each agency's file or identifica-
tion number, if known;
(b) The name. address,
and telephone number of the
petitioner; the name, address,
and telephone number of the
petitioner's representative, if
any, which shall be the
address for service purposes
during the course of the pro-
ceeding; and an explanation of
how the petitioner's substan-
tial interests are or will be
affected by the agency determi-
nation;
(c) A statement of when
and how the petitioner received
notice of the agency decision;
(d) A statement of all dis-
puted issues of material fact.
If there are none, the petition
must so indicate;
(e) A concise statement of
the ultimate facts alleged.
including the specific facts that
the petitioner contends war-
rant reversal or modification of
the agency's proposed action;
and
(f) A statement of the spe-
cific rules or statutes that the
petitioner contends require
reversal or modification of the
agency's proposed action;
(g) A statement of the
relief sought by the petitioner,
stating precisely the action
that the petitioner wishes the
agency to take with respect to
the agency's proposed action.
A petition that does not dis-
pute the material facts on
which the Department's action
is based shall state that no
such facts are in dispute and
otherwise shall contain the
same information as set forth
above, as required by rule 28-
106.301. Under sections
120.569(2)(c) and (d) of the
Florida Statutes, a petition for
administrative hearing must
be dismissed by the agency if
the petition does not substan-
tially comply with the above
requirements or is untimely
filed.
This action is final and effec-
tive on the date filed with the
Clerk of the Department
unless a petition is filed In
accordance with the above.
Upon the timely filing of peti-
tion thlls order will not be effec-
tive until further order of the
Department.
This permit constitutes an
order of the Department. The
applicant has the right to seek
judicial review of the order
under section 120.68 of. the
. Florida Statutes, by the filing
of a notice of appeal under rule
9.110 of the Florida Rules of
Appellate Procedure with the
Clerk of the Department in the
Office of General Counsel.
3900 Commonwealth
Boulevard, Mail Station 35.
Tallahassee, Florida. 32399-
3000; and by filing a copy of
the notice of the appeal accom-
panied by the applicable filing
fees with the appropriate dis-
trict court of appeal. The
notice of appeal musf be filed


I TR, ADES & SERVICE









16 TESAR OT T OETRADHREASMrc 0,20 CASFIDAS sali&d198SSevEgGlRCutVadsrrudngaesEoS7 er


Steve Brant's

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

229-6326


aige or Small, ll, Do Ticm All
- Nojob Too Large or 7bo Small


n trattion, in(
New Construction
or Renovation
Phone/Fax
(850)227-7107
Lic.# RG0066644


Mize Plumbing, Glass & Supply, Inc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR' NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lie. #CF-C057220,
RG0051008, EROO 11618
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885

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


Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 20 Plus Yedrs
1 Call Does It All For Your
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
850-229-8416
RA00433781 ER0007623



5 STAR
PAINT & COLLISION CENTRE'
SMATTHEW SCOGGINS
Owner

(850) 229-STAR

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




* Screen Rooms *Carports
* Aluminum Railing Florida Rooms

Pool Enclosures

227-3628
tfc 1l/4


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

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



DC ION1E iEfIII
Drywall, Painting, Carpentry &
HIIIKCE CIwrFET CLEAHII G
No Job Too Small! Free Estimates!
CHARLES
Office (850) 647-1698
Cell (850) 227-4248


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


4 CARPENTRY
Home Repair & Renovation
Vinyl Siding Doors Windows
Wood Flooring & Trim Painting, etc.
All But 6, LLC Licensed/Insured
Charlie Poliski
850-545-1126 or 670-8532
TFN3/3


Free Estimates Established 1991

TLC Lawn Service
"Every yard needs a little TLC"

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



gV e V y KIM HUNTER
Trucking ree
Wewahitchka, FI
FREE ESTIMATES INSURED
REMOVAL, TRIMMING,
TREE & DEBRIS HAULING
(850) 639-3325 CELL (850) 227-8289


0L10s AVldfM O

nye'Ppswil rs .~, s1t.'~z r~J~


m


Ho


Satis


Helping Hands I iyman Service

Odd Jobs. Repairs, Computer
Installations A' Training and
ime, Auto, Boat. RV Assistance

faction Guaranteed 1 Ross Rogers
j 227-9807
"

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


Bielser Flooring, Inc.
Hardwood Floors
<:><^ ---x

Professional Installation Chad Bielser
Finish & Refnishing phone (850) 647-1636


R ;E'.I.E i,.L 827-2339
MOBILE 227-5952


S & L
S&L

Painting



fCarpet Countmyy
Highway 98 Highland View* Port St. Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405
174 a %w 6& t ...
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!
tO


Painting
Interior-Exterior
Pressure Cleaning
SStucco Repair


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


;,r_~------ -


Lie. & Ins. CPO 32-148993


!


THE J. LESTER
COMPANY REAL
ESTATE APPRAISAL &
CONSULTING SERVICE
A Financial Service Institution
Residential Vacant Land *
Commercial Appraisals
JAMES E. "JAMIE" LESTER
Real Estate Appraiser & Broker
Master Degree Business Administration
Certified General Appraiser
License#RZ2783
Broker License#BK532115
P'RAVTMINC AITTrTTV .mVIC Tn A IUALITYTiCOWV T M~ I MTmT


Including Cot
Feasibili
SEminen
8
Fax 85
Serving Gulf Frankli
Jackson Counties Spec


v&fu ll alwXu l A UA1l1 uUMMUNI"IX
insulting Assignments Market Analysis
ty Studies Finances Investments
t Domain Estates Tax Purposes
50-639-4200
0-639-9756
in, Bay, Calhoun, Liberty, &
ialtyq Asgniments State Wide


TOMMY JOHNSON
Niceville (850)729-8934
PSJ(850) 647-6193
Nextel Radio 111*53001
PC (850) 527-4311

Licensed & Insured


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


tfc2/3


Make your


"Dream, H0use"

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

850-647-8028




AMERICA'S MINI STORAGE
& OFFICE COMPLEX
Climate Controlled Mini Storage
Covered RV & Boat Storage
Retail Space Available Will Build To Suit
5x10 $85.00
Contractors 10x10 $105.00
Offices & 10x15 $135.00
Storage Units 10x20 $185.00

Gated & Secured Centrally located
Home: 478-968-5745 Office: 850-229-8014
Cell: 478-451-7761 Cell: 850-258-4691
St. Joe Commerce Park 141 Commerce Drive Port St. Joe, FL 32456
tfc2/10


30$t4SON SEe/iVclt


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

No Job Too Large
No Job Too Small


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

-V -- IE:-a

Liene -- -In; ured.,










Residential Commercial
All Types of Flat Work:
Additions, Patios, Garage & House Slabs,
Side Walks, Driveways
Fully Licensed & Insured
Call Mike LaBree Today for a
FREE Estimate on all your Flatwork
Concrete Needs.
Mexico Beach:
715-681-0017 Business Cell
648-4958 Residence
4tp2/3


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 Specialist
Licensed and Insured
['Hlllff,~~~~~ F/ I1trlJJ3l


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 8 tp24


J.-'s .s ree S rvi, LLC
LICENSED & INSURED $300,000



'I
58 ft. Bucket ThIck & Chipper
kee & Limb removal, Etc.
Call John @ (850) 670-8432 or 335-0580


i Performance
PAINTING
OF GULF COUNTY, INC.

Licensed and Insured *
Residential, New or Existing, Small Commercial

SPRING IS THE TIME TO PAINT
CALL US!!
OWNER: Paul Rushing References
Mobile: 850-227-5910 FREE ESTIMATES
"Big jobs or small jobs'.
"Let us bring your home to life'.



NATIONAL SHUTInRS, 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
troi s+i nSe "
I s I 0ie ENy
P o l 7/29


Ik


~-~:s ~--r~--A -A MWr--;Jrrrr M ME~


Established 1 93 8 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67 years


16B THE STAR, PORT ST. IQE, FL 9 THURSDAY, March 10, 2005


CLASSIFIED ADS


,I
!;
I
-I