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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: April 14, 2005
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
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General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
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    Section B
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    Section B: Restaurant Guide
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    Section B: continued
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    Section B: Church News
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    Section B: Gulf Coast Community College News
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    Section B: Classified Ads
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Relief Efforts Continue for Flood Victims


Clean up kits, available from American Red Cross Disaster Relief in Wewahitchka's Community Center, include a
mop, broom, squeegee, sponge, scrub brush and household cleaning products to help residents clean their homes fol-
lowing recent flooding. As of Tuesday, just over 20 clean up kits had been distributed from the Center.


by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
The river is finally falling.
After two weeks of anxiously
watching river levels rise and
enduring rains and flash flooding,
north Gulf County residents can
finally breathe a sigh of relief.
However, now the real work
begins.
The Americari Red Cross, sta-
tioned at Wewahitchka's Senior and
Community Center has been dis-
tributing supplies for flood afflicted
residents.
Wewahitchka Search and
Rescue removed the road blocks on
Lake Grove Road to Red Bull Island
last Saturday, and displaced resi-
dents began to return to their
homes.
After making twice daily trips
to residents with flooded homes in
Wewahitchka, Search and Rescue
President Don Minchew said they
were responding to calls on as
needed basis.
According to Minchew, the river
crested at Blountstown on Sunday,
so the following days will witness
significant drops along the banks of
the Chipola in Wewahitchka.


On Tuesday afternoon,
Minchew reported an approximate
20.8-foot river level reading at
Land's Landing.
According to the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA), river levels
at Blountstown are still not predict-
ed to drop below flood stage, 15
feet, until late Saturday evening.
Minchew said the Senior
Citizen's Center, Gulf County
Sheriffs Department, Public Works
Department and Volunteer Fire
Departments across the county all
lent a much appreciated hand' in
the rescue and relief efforts
throughout the disaster.
On Tuesday afternoon, Don
Cheatham of Montgomery, Al. and
Liz Schweers of St. Joe Beach were
stationed at the Community Center
in Wewahitchka, where they were
distributing bottled water, MREs,
bug spray and clean up kits.
According to Cheatham, just
over 20 clean up kits, consisting,of
a mop, broom, and several house-
hold cleaning products, 250 bottles
of water, almost 70 MREs and near-
ly 30 cans of insect repellent had
(See Flood on Page 11 A)


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The Hospital the Town Built


A Look Back at Port St. Joe's First Municipal Hospital


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
It was a time when Port St. Joe
residents were encouraged by talk
of health care.
The smoke from the paper mill
signaled a new era of prosperity in
Port St. Joe, and the city found
itself the envy of small towns in the
panhandle. It had jobs, stores,
industries.
And, through the efforts of a
community united in its desire for
quality health care, it had. one of
the finest hospitals around.
A community hospital in the
truest sense, the Municipal
Hospital was funded and built in


large part by the town of Port St.
Joe.
Built on land donated by the
St. Joe Company, the hospital was
originally a project of, President
Franklin D. Roosevelt's Works
Progress Administration (WPA),
with the city receiving,an allocation
of $57,000 in 1940 for materials
and labor.
Work on the hospital ceased for
a period in 1940 until September of
1941, when the WPA disbanded,
and Port St. Joe was left to seek
alternative funding.
Undeterred by the setback, res-
idents formed a citizens committee
to solicit private donations, and


spared all they could to complete
the hospital.
Workers at the paper mill and
the saw mill had a portion of their
paychecks withheld to pay for
materials, and lent a hand in the
hospital's construction.
In 1942, alter raising thou-
sands of dollars within the commu-
nity, the city made another attempt
toisecure federal funds.
i With a federal grant for
$42,945, the city hired Albritton-
Williams Construction Company to
(See Hospital the Town Built on Page 9A)


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by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Gulf County residents' need for
an urgent care facility was only one
of the laundry list of issues facing
the County Commission Tuesday
night. /
The board was updated on
urgent care facility negotiations
currently under way with Sacred
Heart and The St. Joe Company.
'There's no timeline on th clin-
ic;" said Jim McKnight.
McKnight expressed apprecia-
tion for the work and commitment
of Sacred Heart, but told commis-
sioners he felt the hospital's "num-
bers were too high."
"Sacred Heart does stuff, but
we're not involved in determining
numbers at the table," McKnight
added.
Commissioner Billy Traylor
said Sacred Heart's proposed cost
and the fact that Gulf County had
not been at the table for negotia-
tions was disturbing.


"We're not going to give away
the farm to get this hospital,"
Traylor said.
Commissioner Billy Williams
echoed Traylor's sentiment.
"The Healthcare Committee
has chased this for three years, and
I don't feel like communications are
three-legged," Williams said.
As the Gulf Pines saga contin-
.ued, appointed receiver Liz Register
and Dr. Michael White appeared
before the board to report on the
settlement reached between former
owner Hugh Steeley and Medical
Capital Corporation.
Register told commissioners
though she was unsure of all the
terms of the settlement, she
requested a letter of support from
the county commission.
"We still want to be a bridge to
the future," Register said.
In other business:
Commissioners heard from a
representative of the St. Joe Fire
(See County on Page 1 A)


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Editorials ......... Page 4A Church News ............ Page 6B
Sports Pages ........ Pages 12-13A Society News ............ Pages 8B
Restaurants ......... Page 4 & 5B School News ........ Page 10-15B
Obituary .............. Pages 6B Classifieds ......... Pages 15 18B


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by Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Among Bluewater
Outriggers' aisles of fishing
poles, reels, tackle and hunt-
ing gear, a theme emerges,
one the owner, George
Duren, struggled to put into


words at last Thursday's
grand opening ceremony.
The sporting goods store,
now complete after 10
months in development, tells
the history of a community
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Duren's own personal touch-
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"A lot of it is about our
area of Port St. Joe and
that's the theme of it really,"
said Duren finally of the
store's community-centered
decor.
Black and white pho-
tographs of Ben Williams
and Albert Ward adorn the
store's front wall, the former
an Indian Pass shrimper who
hitchhiked into Port St. Joe
regularly to catch the latest
movie at the Port Theater,


Bluewater Outriggers' owner George Duren slices the ceremonial blue ribbon at last
Thursday's grand opening event.


the latter a local doctor who
delivered many babies and
made frequent house calls.
On the left-hand wall, a
towering two-story "hotel"
houses the store's dressing
and bathrooms. A placard on
the front identifies the hotel
as the Mansion House,
named for one of the only
known businesses in the lost
town of old St. Joseph.
Three impressive
murals, painted by Dianna
Harrison, Russell Harrison
and Ann Sealey Williams,
depict the Dead Lakes, a
beach scene and fishing in
the open water, while a
stuffed bear and a score of
mounted fish add depth to
the scenes.
When Duren first envi-
sioned his new 13,000 foot
store, he knew it would cele-
brate the personal creed of
the late Captain Carl
Raffield.
"It's not the speed or fury
of the wind that determines a
man's destiny, but the set of
his sail," reads a sign hang-


ing high above the store's
front doors, words Duren
heard Raffield speak in life,
and repeated at his funeral.
A second saying of
Raffield's is featured on an
adjacent wall: "When thar
comes a blo and ur far from
shor just trust the lord head
straight into er full bore!"
"He always told the boys
that when they were out fish-
ing," Duren remembered.
With the words of local
wisdom are the verses of
poets, and a passage from
Joshua 24:12: "Choose you
this day whom ye shall serve,
but as for me and my house,
we shall serve the Lord."
The Bible verse, located
near the reel repair shop
manned by a life-size pirate
mannequin, is a tribute to
the spirituality of Port St. Joe
residents.
"People hunt and fish
here arid go to church," said
Duren, who thought it
important that his store
reflect his Christian faith.
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"Some people looked at
the changes happening in
Port St. Joe and thought the
worst would happen," said
Magdison. "George saw a
chance to do something for
the people of Port Saint Joe
and thought Port St. Joe
deserved the very best."
Store manager John
Scott, who has spent his
entire career in the sporting
goods industry, compared
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Candidates Face Off Before Election


by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
With four of the five
seats filled on the Mexico
Beach City Council, two can-
didates are left to face off in
next Tuesday's election for
the Group 4 seat.
In a non-partisan forum
last Friday at the Mexico
Beach Civic Center, candi-
dates Shawna Wood and
Gary Woodham responded to


Shawna Wood


prepared questions from
members of the AARP.
Uncontested candidates,
Chuck Risinger, Al Cathey
and Bob Ginsberg were
allowed two minutes to


address the group on com-
munity and economic issues
facing citizens of Mexico
Beach. Curtis Dale was
unable to attend due to
work.
Woodham offered a bit
about his background to
open the forum.
Born and raised in
Atlanta, Ga., Woodham
spent four years in the U.S.
Navy prior to joining the
Dekalb County Department
of Public Safety for 28 years.
Wood followed, saying
that when her family first
discovered the pristine
stretch of coastline some
thirty odd years ago, Mexico
Beach was not even on the
map.
"I don't think anyone
could have imagined the
growth we've experienced
over the past five year," Wood
said.
Prior to Friday's forum,
both candidates were provid-
ed with a list of 15 possible
questions. Eight questions
were randomly selected by
moderator Tim Croft, and an
additional four questions,
written by AARP members
before the forum began, fol-


lowed the eight prepared
questions for a total of 12
questions.
When asked how each
candidate planned to
improve city employee
morale, Wood responded that
these types of problems
should be addressed on an
individual basis.
"Employees may be ner-
vous about upcoming
changes in our government,"


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Wood said.
"Stability can only
improve more morale," she
added.
Woodham said he was
unaware of any major prob-
lems with employee morale,


Welding Class Achieves Wor

by Despina Williams to craft them out of sturdy ing, Port' St. Joe High
Star Staff Writer aluminum. School's welding class has
It's one thing to set After three weeks of lev- completed two goal posts for'
goals, but it's quite another eling, squaring and solder- the football team's practice


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The Port St. Joe High School welding class, with welding teacher Tommy Knox, assistant prin-
cipal Melissa Ramsey and coach John Palmer, beneath one of two goal posts they constructed for
the football team's practice field.


but that possible problems
may be attributed to man-
agement, not individuals.
"In time, the new city
council will deal with those
problems," Woodham said.
On continuing the pub-
licly-funded trolley service in
Mexico Beach, Woodham
said public awareness of the
service was key to its success
and use, but said that if the
service was not being uti-
lized, he did not see a need to
retain it.
Wood said the trolley
service had her full support,
and she felt it was an asset
to the community, particu-
larly during holidays like the
Fourth of July, New Year's
Eve and annual fishing tour-
naments.
Of the ever-increasing
issue of boat trailer and
beach parking, Woodham
agreed that is wasa "major
issue" and said a reexamina-
tion of current parking poli-
cies may be necessary in the
coming months.
Wood said partial suc-
cess with the boat trailer
parking off U.S. 98 had
helped to remedy the issue
for the time being, but


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field.
SWelding ,instructor
Tommy Knox said the mak-
ing of the posts required his
52 students to utilize a vari-
ety of skills learned over a
period Of years.
Particularly challenging
was the students' use of alu-
minum. Knox noted that
most goal posts are made of
steel, and working in. alu-
minum was "a uiique skill"'
for his students to learn.
The posts are not the
first gifts the welding class'
has given to the Port St. Joe ,
athletic department. The
class has also crafted pitch-
ing and batting cages for the
softball and baseball fields.
Knox, who has taught at,
the high school for 13 years,
called the projects learning
op 4_testde an
added bonus'
'"It's a great savings to
thb athletic department."'
Kndx said.


adherence to current parking
regulations two vehicles per
residential unit could also
help to address the problem.
One question posed to
the candidates concerned a
possible shortage of commer-
cial zoning.
Both Wood and
Woodham said they did not
feel there was a shortage and
though they would both like
to see more businesses come
to the area, cost effectiveness
of rezoning for commercial
zones may not currently be a
feasible option.
The continued growth
and rapid construction in
Mexico Beach spurred a
question about zomrng regu-
lations, specifically altering
height restrictions.
Wood said she supported
the current height restric-
tions. Woodham concurred,
saying the Planning and
.Zoning board had done an
outstanding job and that he
"would never vote to increase


height restrictions."
What more appropriate
question to conclude the
forum than one concerning
the canal.
Woodham said it was his
understanding that an
$800,000 grant had been
obtained to install pumps on
the west side of the canal
and that dredging would
commence next month.
Wood responded by say-
ing that if elected to the city
council, she would make it a
high priority to find a perma-
nent solution to the problem.
In her closing statement,
Wood said she had a big
investment in the communi-
ty with her family and a
business in Mexico Beach.
Woodham closed by say-
ing his past work experience
in management had pre-
pared him to help manage
the city as a councilman.
Bay County elections will
be held on Tuesday, April 19.


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PAGE FOUR THURSDAY, April 14, 2005


My Challenge to





the Community


By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Some of you may have heard the
buzz. and some of you may have not. In a
small town. it's hard to keep up with all
the goings on and to differentiate rumors
from reality.
I should know. I grew up in a small
towni in northeast Georgia just slightly
larger than Port St. Joe. After graduating
from the University of Georgia, I never
thought I'd be back in a small town so
soon, but here I am.
Port St. Joe reminds me a lot of
Elberton, Georgia; though I often joke
that Elberton is small, at least it has a
Wal-Mart.
Before I get too far off the subject, let
me draw my focus back in to the point at
hand. When I moved here almost a year
ago, I sat in on some focus groups dis-
cussing a possible community center
here in Port St. Joe. These focus groups,
consisting of adults and children, were
invited to share their opinions about
what they would want to ave and par-
ticipate in if the city built a community
center. Through informal discussions
and questionnaires, a common tool used
to examine interest in a market, a survey
has been generated to present to you, the
stakeholders of this community, in next
week's edition of the Star on April 20.
Now it's your turn to share your opin-
ion about what you would want to see in
a community center. A 20-question sur-
vey has been prepared and will be used to
calculate and present statistical evidence
about what folks would want to see in
such a facility to the Port St. Joe City
Commission.
Would you partake in cooking arid
crafts classes? If Pilates and yoga classes
were offered, would you and your friends
participate? What about a pick-up game
of basketball?
Should a community center reach
beyond the realm of simply providing
recreational activities and offer services
like after-school tutoring, employment
assistance and prenatal care classes?
Would you like to learn a foreign lan-
guage?. -
These are the types of questions the
Junior Service League and the City of
Port St. Joe need to know before such a
facility is even conceptualized.
The survey should take no longer
than five minutes to complete. As you do,
you may begin to ask bigger questions
like, "Where would it be built?"; "Who will
be allowed to use it?"; "How will it be
staffed to insure safety?"; "Will I have to
pay to use it?"
These questions are critical to deter-
mining potential usage of such a facility,
but let's not get ahead of ourselves. As
members of this wonderful community,
you have to let your city commissioners
know that there is a need for such a facil-
ity. To collect representative statistics to


present to the commission and get the
ball rolling on such an incredible project.
256 surveys must be completed and
returned. Please don't leave it up to your
neighbors to decide what you \want. Fill
out a survey.
Several OPTIONAL demographic
questions are contained in the survey.
i.e. marital status. level of education.
household income, number of children in
your home. This survey is completely
anonymous and you will not be -contact-
ed as a result of your answers. These
questions are used to calculate demo-
graphic information to present accurate
statistics to the city commission.
I don't have any children, but having
grown up in a small town, I know how
kids around here must feel. Extracurric-
ular activities are available through
league and school sports, church youth
programs and the like, but there's no
place to "just hang out." If they want to
watch a movie on the weekend, they have
to drive to Panama City. I can't imagine
hbw my parents' stomachs must have
knotted each time they watched my
friends and me pile in the car and drive
the 45-minute trip to nearby Athens any
given Friday or Saturday night.
Right after I came on board at the
Star, a mother brought a photo of her son
and a short article about his first-place
win in a state gymnastics competition.
This mother was proud, of course, but
she kept telling me how exciting it was
that "little Port St. Joe was represented
and won a competition against athletes
from Jacksonville, Orlando and Miami."
I was even more surprised to learn
that this family actually lives on St.
George Island, and every morning, this
mother drives her son across the bridge
and county lines to attend school in Port
St. Joe. In addition, she also carts hei-
son to Panama City to compete in a gym-
nastics program there.
If someone who does not even live in
Gulf County can take that much pride -
to send her son to school here and take
more pride in the fact that our communi-
ty was represented at the state level than
her own son's accomplishment then
perhaps you can spare five minutes to
complete a survey and return it your
child's school or The Piggly Wiggly.
-This is an equal opportunity survey.
If you have additional ideas for an activi-
ty than the ones listed, there's space for
your suggestions. If you feel that an
indoor basketball court and a swimming
pool would see more use than a skate-
boarding park or a climbing wall, you
should fill out a survey and let your voice
be heard.
I wish Elberton.had had this opportu-
nity when I was growing up.


Ya'll are way too young
to remember how important
the first Monday in April
wasl
Man, what a day!
It was so special that
school would sometimes let
out at noon! Businesses
downtown would put out
red, white and blue banners
and run special sales.
Nobody farmed. Fence rows
went unattended. Spring
planting was put on hold.
Cows were fed early, or very,
very late. Baths, shoe shines
and new overalls were the
order of the day. Folks
flocked to town like flies.
It was Mule Dayl
You could see'em coming
in before noon, some in flat
bedded wagons, a few walk-
ing, most in old Ford pick-
ups or John Deere tractors.
Several of the old timers
were actually bringing in
their mules. But most just
came because that's where
that crowd was.
The City Cafe put on
extra help. Rose, the regular
waitress, would call in her
cousin Maxine to give her a
hand. Maxine owned and
operated the Golden Coif-
fure's Beauty Salon. She
would bring your hamburger
and malted shake and point
out that your ducktail could
use a little Royal Crown hair
dressing Or she'd hand
Mary E. Pendleton one of her
free "wash, tint, tease, puff
up and curl" cards.
Listen, Maxine was
doing "extreme makeovers"
years before it became popu-
lar on T. V.
They'd hold all the
mules down in the big park-
ing lot behind the UTot'em
Supermarket. I don't
remember how much trad-
ing went on. It was mostly
the same group ,of farmers
bringing back the same old
mules. They swapped more
lies than animals. But there
was always a fair amount of
excitement as those large
mules paraded back and
forth in amongst the saw-
dust, youngin's, parked cars
and cotton candy wagon.
One April Leon or Jackie
Burns or Bobby C. Melton---
or more likely, all three of
them---threw some fire


by Kesley Colbert



Wilton "Geed",



Mr. Lum "Hawed"


crackers in amongst those
mules. We had a stampede
that would have made
Row'dy\ Yates proudly It wasn't
a question of who had the
best mule. it was more like,
could you find your mule'?
We had big donkeys up on
the town square, down at
city hall, inside Bailey Moore
Wrinkle's hardware store
and all the way out to Char-
lie Russell's Chevrolet deal-
ership on Highway 791
You talk about "Head'em
up and move'em out!"
Mother said it was a
wonder no one was killed! If
Daddy could have found
Leon right after order was
restored, that still might
have been a distinct possi-
bility!
There would be a check-
er tournament and a knife
show. As a matter of fact, a
lot more Case and Buck
Knives were traded than
mules. The lady with the big
rugs and the black velvet
pictures always showed up. I
never actually saw anyone
buy one, of those rugs but
that never seemed to deter
her .....
Mr. Charlie Mclver was
going to win the checker
matches. He always did.
When I was younger I'd
stand for hours and watch
them play. It was amazing!
They hardly ever played all
the way to the end. One guy
would get in the better posi-
tion, his opponent and most
of the knowledgeable folks
standing around would real-
ize it, and quietly a conces-
sion would be given and the
loser would rise to let some
one else try his luck.
They also had real
checkers. Me and David
Mark played with turned
upside down Royal Crown
Cola caps. We'd take the
cork out of half of them so
we'd know which ones were
red and which were black.
We also played every match
to the bitter end. There was-
n't much concession in
either one of usl
When I got a little older
Mr. Finchton "hired" me to
pass out the handbills
announcing the big. Mule
Day square dance that was
always held at the American
Legion Hall. He didn't actu-
ally pay me mind you but he
let me in the dance free:
That saved a quarter!
Grown-ups had to pay fifty
cents. It was printed right on
the flyer that it didn't cost
any extra to dance.
Tennessee Slim and his


Troubadours from radio sta-
tion WTPR provided the
music. When they played
"Uncle Pen" you could actu-
ally see ole Link "high on the
hill, above the to\\n"! And
Moss Reardon sawed do\\n
on "Black Mountain Rag"
like no one else in the world!
I didn't do much dancing,
but I drank all the free
punch I could hold and
tapped my feet with the best
ofem.
And I loved to hear Mr.
Lawton Hinshaw call the
dance. He'd get all the
dancers to form a Texas Star
and they'd do-si-do, Alle-
mande left, promenade
around the circle and go
"down the center and back"
till midnight.
Or until Leon, Jackie or
Bobby C. rolled a cherry
bomb under the cake table.
I was there the night the
fight broke out between Lum
Harris and Wilton Cunning-
ham. I think it started over a
mule Lum sold Wilton back
in the late forties. The Legion
Hall wasn't big, enough for
the both of them! Lum was a
giant, but let me tell you, all
of those Cunningham's were
tough as whit leather.
It was pretty much an
equal fight. I think Lum
might have been about to get
the upper hand when Wilton
grabbed a microphone stand
and was trying to cram it
down Lum's throat. I was
racing.to get up on the band
stand for a better view when
Aaron Pinson got between
them. He threatened to lock-
'em both up if they didn't
take the fight outside.
I was hustling outside
when Mom caught me by the
nap of the neck. Another
cherry bomb went off. Some-
one turned the lights out
and John Ed Hubbard's
mule, which had been lost
since the early afternoon
stampede, came charging
through the Legion Hall.
I'm telling you, T. V.
super heroes, action movies,
live studio wrestling, play
station games and Democ-
rats after an election can't
hold a candle to Mule Day!
We sure hated to wake
up on Tuesday morning. It
was going to be awful dull
around town until the first
Monday in May..... And then
we'd do it all over again......
Respectfully,
Kes


Flood Gets


By Dave Maddox
All the news of late about floods in the area'brings
to mind an incident that occurred in the 1920s dur-
ing a similar flood that stranded people on rooftops,
in trees, etc.
During this flood, Jimmy Kilbourn made a trip to
Panama City on a seine boat. While there he saw
some men wearing the white caps that party boat
captains wear and liked them so well that he pur-
chased one, bringing it back on the boat that night.
The next morning he donned his new cap and
went to town. A vantage spot to show off his purchase
was easy to find due to the size of Port St. Joe, so
Jimmy elected to stand on the sidewalk just outside
of the Owens and Murdock Drygoods Store. Business
being a little slow, Bill Owens came outside to chat
and admire Jimmy's new cap. Others walked by and
cast curious glances. Finally someone overcome with
curiosity did ask what the white cap meant.
Bill Owens was never one to pass up the opportu-
nity for a practical joke so he explained that the gov-
ernor had commissioned Jimmy to hire all the fisher-


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men that knew anything about boats to go to Alaba-
ma and help rescue the people from the flood.
Jimmy confirmed his new position and added
that the pay would be $10.00 per day. This was dur-
ing the Great Depression and $10.00 per day was big
money, so word spread fast. Jimmy began to hire
people, some of the lucky ones were Jim Norris, Bar-
ney McCormick, Leo Maddox, Gus Jones, L.P. Ray,
Oscar Smith and Jessie Hardy to name a few.
I A Dire Emergency
Since this was an emergency they were to leave on
the 8 o'clock train that night. The fellows began to
walk fast, laugh and slap each other on the back in
anticipation of their new jobs. Jessie Hardy, who lived
at Flowing Well on the canal, ran most of the seven
miles there and back to get some clothes and was
back in time to catch the train.
As the departure time drew nearer, the men began
to gather up with a sack under their arm containing
an extra shirt and pair of pants.
Jimmy told Jim Norris he was going to make him
his first lieutenant but Jim would have to learn to
salute. Jim agreed, saying, 'That's right, Captain
Jimmy," so Jimmy proceeded to drill him in the art of
saluting.
J.W. West, Chief of Police, called Jimmy off to the


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side and explained that he was concerned that
Jimmy was too young to handle a bunch of rough-
necks on such an expedition and that he needed an
older, more experienced person to go along, so Jimmy
agreed and hired Chief West.
Growing Concern
As Jimmy began to look over his troops that had
gathered at the depot, he became concerned that this
hoax needed to be terminated as gently and as soon
as possible. He went back to Bill Owens and told him
this bunch would kill him if he owned up to their
rank, so Bill assured Jimmy he would take care of the
situation, to return to the depot.
Frank Rowan was freight manager, express agent,
and telegraph agent for the Apalachicola Northern
Railroad. Shortly, a messenger from the telegraph
company arrived with a telegram for Jimmy Kilbourn.
A silence fell over the group and all eyes focused on
Jimmy as he read the telegram. Then he announced
to the troops, "Men I have some bad news," and read
aloud: "Water falling fast. Hold troops 'til, further
notice."
About two years later, word leaked out that Billy
and Jimmy had pulled a fast one on the fishermen
and they threw Jimmy overboard off the porgy dock
one night to even the score.

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Bridgeport Community Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony


by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
One more step towards
addressing the need for
affordable primary housing
in Gulf County officially
broke ground last Friday,
marking what County
Commissioner Nathan Peters
called a monumental occa-
sion.
Construction crews laid
down their hammers and
joined representatives from
CQ Developments, LLC, The
St. Joe Company, local digni-
taries and future homeown-


ers for a ceremonial ground-
breaking of Bridgeport, a pri-
mary home neighborhood
designed for working families
in Port St. Joe.
Located on approximate-
ly' 13 acres of vacant land
between Avenue A and
Highway 71, the Bridgeport
community will be developed
exclusively by CQ
Developments, LLC, and St.
Joe will develop the infra-
structure of 36 lots along a
winding landscaped street
with sidewalks, piped under-
ground drainage and street


lights.
Conceived in response to
growing concerns about
quality primary housing,
John Hendry, vice president
of strategic planning for St.
Joe, said Bridgeport is
designed to be the first in a
series of initiatives to provide
affordable housing for the
backbone of the community -
its people.
Allen Cox, president of
CQ Developments, LLC, said
several years ago, his partner
Bill Quaranta, in recognizing
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afternoon.


housing crisis, came to Cox
and urged him to build
homes for people who make
up the community.
Cox said his company
now dedicates a quarter of
their annual efforts toward
the construction of primary
homes.
Homebuyers in
Bridgeport must commit to
live full-time in their homes
for at least five years. This
requirement is 'designed to
discourage speculators and
second-home buyers from
purchasing lots solely for the
purpose of investing. If an
owner sells the house before
the end of five years, half the
profit from the sale will
revert to the St. Joe
Community Foundation or
another appropriate local
non-profit entity involved in
providing affordable housing
in the area.
Plans call for the first
homes constructed in
Bridgeport to be priced
under $100,000. These first
residences are scheduled to
be built by late summer with
the entire neighborhood to
.be completed by the end of
next year.
Besides offering family
housing in a new residential
neighborhood ,adjacent to
downtown Port St. Joe,
Bridgeport will, according to
Clay Smallwood, president of
St. Joe's Gulf and Franklin
County operations, set an
example for long-term pri-
mary housing solutions for
Gulf County and beyond..
'This Bridgeport primary
housing neighborhood
makes me think of Mr.
DuPont, (the founder of The


Wewa City Commission Receives Flood Briefing


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Wewahitchka was still
waiting for water levels to
drop on Monday night, when
the Wewahitchka city com-
mission received a briefing
on damage assessment fol-
lowing the recent flooding.
City manager Don
Minchew, who met' vith a
Red Cross assessment team
on Monday, reported' thtt
full assessment could only


be- accomplished when water
levels declined.
Minchew noted that
water levels were "falling
really good down here" and
expected to meet with state
assessment teams on
Tuesday and Wednesday.
Homeowners with flood
damage, to; an-primary resi-
dence were encouraged to
call.Larry Wells'.. office at 220-
91 10.i (Fbrkcomplete coverage
on:.the flood situation, see


related story.)
Representatives from
Preble-Rish gave progress
reports on a proposal to
upgrade lift stations seven
and nine, and the Red Bull
Island sewer project.
The city has not yet
begun accepting bids on the
projects.
In other business, the
city tabled an, individual's
request for a quick claim
deed to resolve a title dispute


on a parcel on River Road.
Because the parcel in
question was close to a sewer
force main line, the matter
was referred to Minchew and
the city attorney to ascertain
whether or not the city has
an interest in the property.
The commission also
approved the purchase of a
$3,363 sewer mixer, the
funds for which will be taken
from the city's repair and
replacement fund.


St. Joe Company) when he
said he wanted to better lives
of some of the less fortunate
people of our community,"
Peters said.
'The Bridgeport commu-


nity keeps Mr. DuPont's
dream alive, and I'm glad we
are working together for a
better community," he
added.


Likened to launching a new ship, part ,of the Bridgeport
groundbreaking was the signing of the ceremonial plank. When
ships are built, all the crew members sign the plank before it is
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Port Authority Holds Workshop, Asks for Support


by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Ever so slowly but sure-
ly, it seems the Port
Authority may be making
headway.
At least their attorneys
might be.
In a special workshop
last Wednesday, the Port St.
Joe Port Authority met with
city and county officials to


discuss continuing efforts to
put the "port" back in Port
St. Joe.
A brief synopsis of the
Port Authority's efforts to
develop a commercial port
since the closing of the mill,
extracted from minutes of
past meetings, was outlined
by Chairman Gary Ross to
open the workshop.
Port consultant Ken


Karpinski presented figures
on the economic benefits of
seaports across the state of
Florida.
Established in 1953,
Port Canaveral did not see a
lot of activity until the 80s.
Now, Canaveral is the
second largest cruise pas-
senger in the world.
Port Manatee has had a
total economic impact on


Manatee County of $2.3 bil-
lion.
The numbers sound
phenomenal.
The potential of econom-
ic impact for the city of Port
St. Joe, Gulf County and the
surrounding area is pro-
found.
However, several road
blocks still exist.
The Port Authority would


Gulf Pines


receiver of the property at
the request of Medical
Capital Corp.
Register had come on as
administrator in September
as part of a management
agreement. She and key
members of the medical staff
walked out Feb. 18 after
AHCA issued in the results of
a survey a list of complaints,
including some that Register
said could not be resolved
because of Steeley.
One of her major con-
cerns was an AHCA com-
plaint involving Steeley and
the violation of patient priva-
cy laws.
But while Register and


many others in the commu-
nity have blamed Steeley for
Gulf Pines' failures, the for-
mer owner said they may
have it backwards.
"I've been involved in
that hospital for 18 years,"
he said. "For 17 and a half
years I managed to keep it
open. I turn it over to
Register and it takes her five
months to get it closed."
Steeley said the hospital
is salvageable, but its suc-
cess will hinge on new lead-
ership.
'They need to get some
management in there that
knows what they're doing,"
Steeley said. "If they do that


prefer to use the existing
dock and bulkhead at the
end of First Street.
The St. Joe Company
unveiled a proposal last
November for development of
the mill site and adjacent
waterfront, which includes a
port, but north of the Port
Authority's preferred loca-
tion.
"We on the Port
Authority are by no means
experts on this stuff," Ross
said.
Ross said after consult-
ing experts following St.
Joe's proposal, the Port
Authority was advised that
the proposed plan could
come at a $50-70 million
price tag and take up to 10
years to establish.
Port Authority officials
insist they have existing
companies that desire to
bring their business to Port
St. Joe, if they could reacti-
vate the port.
However, permitting and
dollars to do so still stand in
the way.
Ross outlined four
options for funding the
effort.
eminent domain
sales tax
ad valorem tax
declaration of the exist-
ing bulkhead as a
Community Redevelopment
Area (CRA)
'This is the beginning of
a process to decide whether
or not the community wants
a port," Ross said.
Mayor Frank Pate
declared that he could not,
however, support the Port
Authority's suggestion for a


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there is riothing here that
can't be fixed easily."
Steeley, whd grew up
near Pensacola and worked
as a chief financial officer for
an Orlando holding company
before moving back to the
Panhandle, said he did not
know what would come next
for him.
"I've got to figure it out,"
he said. "I didn't really want
to make any plans 'or com-
mitments until I knew how
this would settle. Now that
this is settled, I need to
decide what I'm going to do.
That is not easy."


CRA declaration.
"We have been begging
for annexation since the mill
closed," Pate said.
Commissioner Bill
Williams, the lone represen-
tative from the County
Commission, told the Port
Authority that their project
will not come together as
long as an adversarial rela-
tionship exists with St. Joe.
Authority member David
Langston clarified he did not
believe the two sides to be
adversaries, as attorneys
continue negotiations on
-behalf of the Port Authority
and the St. Joe Company.
"We both want two differ-
ent things for the same piece
of property for the better-
ment of the community,"
Langston said.
Most in the room made it
clear that obtaining the
property through eminent
domain was not a favorable
option for progress.
Suitable for roadways
and infrastructure develop-
ment, Williams said as a pri-
vate landowner, he was
emphatically against the
eminent domain option.
Port Authority member
Warren Yeager was also
against claiming the property
through eminent domain.
When a clear plan
becomes available, revenue
streams at the state and
local levels will provide nec-
essary funding for the pro-
ject.
"We need to be pushing
together instead of pulling in
different directions," Yeager
said.
Ross said the use of emi-
nent domain was a routine
issue at other ports in
Florida, adding that the Port
Authority is statutorily
charged with producing com-
merce.
The political window for
a reactivation of the port,
according to Ross, is "a one
shot opportunity," with a
governor interested in eco-
nomic development of the
area and an area native as
the Speaker of the Florida
House.
Williams said asking for
support of economic develop-
ment is a given, but lacking a
plan, the project would have
a difficult time moving for-
ward.
'There's not a bond com-


pany in the country that
would support this project,
not without the land,"
Williams concluded.


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bers of the Port Authority
think differently.


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Dial a Number, Save an Abused Child


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
One toll free phone call
can save the life of an abused
child, and two women are
striving to raise awareness of
those crucial digits.
Addressing the Gulf
Health and Community
Services Partnership's inter-
agency meeting, held
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Tuesday morning at the
Health Department, Angela
Gillespie and Robin Hayfield,
of Child Protective Services,
gave a' presentation on the
Abuse Registry, an organiza-
tion that fields calls relating
to incidents of child abuse.
The abuse registry can
be accessed by dialing 1-
800-96-ABUSE, and is a


Angela Gillespie (left) and Robin Hayfield, of Child
Protective Services, gave a presentation on the Abuse Registry
at the Gulf Health and Community Services Partnership's intera-
gency meeting.


powerful tool available to
persons seeking a confiden-
tial means of reporting the
mistreatment of children.
When a person reports
an incident of abuse, a tran-
script is made of the call.
From the transcript, the
abuse registry matches the
descriptions contained with-
in the report to a list of 75
"maltreatments," which
range from physical and sex-
ual abuse to family violence.
The Tallahassee-based
registry then submits the
report to the location where
the child lives.
According to Gillespie,
the reports come in two vari-
eties: one which calls for a
Protective Services response
in 24 hours or one calling for
an immediate response,
those cases being incidents
relating to child deaths,
aggravated child abuse, or
parental flight.
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added to the abuse report.
The child's immediate
caregivers will undergo back-
ground checks, and contact
will be made with schools,
relatives, and the abuse inci-
dent's reporter.
Gillespie stressed the
confidential nature of calls to
the abuse registry, noting
that fear of being identified is
often a deterrent for those
living in a small community.
In the past, Gillespie has
visited parents accused of
abuse who are quick to iden-
tify a possible accuser.
"The first thing out of
their mouth is 'I know who
did that,'" said Gillespie, who
has, never revealed a
reporter's identity.
In her encounters with
these angry parents,
Gillespie says, "It doesn't
matter who called it in or
where they came from, let's
deal with what happened."
If the abuse report
reveals a strong indication of
abuse, a Child Protection
'Team (CPI) will be brought
in to conduct a video-taped
interview with the alleged
victim.
If the interview warrants
further investigation or pos-
sible judicial action, the fam-
ilies are notified, and the
child is placed in protective
care.
When the findings do not
warrant a child's removal
from a home, other measures
can be taken.
Hayfield noted that "just
because we didn't take a
child out of a home, it does-
n't mean we didn't do any-
thing."
Protective services can
be placed in the child's home
on a voluntary basis, and
family builders. may be
brought in to council parents
and ensure a child's needs
are being met.
Protective services must
investigate and close the
case within 45 days, with the

time table expanding to
accommodate cases going to
court.
At the conclusion of their
presentation, Hayfield and
Gillespie took a few minutes
to.address commonIy report-
ed incidents that are not
considered abuse, such as
head lice and bad hygiene,
but noted that recurring
problems with a child's phys-
ical appearance can rise to a
level of abuse.


Hayfield urged people to
look for "chronic" hygiene
issues that point to a larger
pattern of neglect.
Gillespie noted that "9
out of 10 times you find
other issues in the home"
when a report has been filed
on a child who does not
appear properly cared for.
Gillespie argued that the
most difficult cases to make
are those relating to mental
abuse, which she said were
reportable, but extremely dif-
ficult to prove.
Gillespie noted that a
person reporting mental
abuse must provide a
detailed account of changes


in a child's behavior, those
which raise a "red flag," to
larger incidents occurring at
home.
After fielding questions
from the representatives of
the Gulf County Health
Department, North Florida
Child Development, School
Health Advisory Council and
other health-related organi-
zations, Gillespie and
Hayfield were applauded by
Healthy Start Coalition mem-
ber Jill Jones, who presided
over the meeting.
"I commend you,
because you have a heck of a
job," said Jones.


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Attention Gulf County
residents in low lying or
riverside areas:
Due to recent flash flood-
ing and current river flood-
ing, there is a concern for
possible contamination in
the above referenced areas.
Therefore, as a precau-
tion, we advise that all water
used for drinking or cooking
be boiled. A rolling boil of one
minute is sufficient. As an
alternative, bottled water
may be used.
This. "precautionary boil
water notice" will remain in
effect until the problem has
been corrected and a bacteri-
ological survey shows that
the water is safe to drink.
Notice will be posted when
the water boil notice is lifted.
Information packets con-


training water testing bags
are available upon request at
the Environmental Health
Section of the Gulf County
Health Department.
Individuals will be responsi-
ble for water testing fees
through laboratories listed in
information packets. Cans of
deet are also available to
help protect against mosqui-
tos.
If you have any ques-
tions, you may contact Larry
Wells, Gulf County
Emergency Management
Office at 229-9111 or the
Environmental Health
Section of the Gulf County
Health Department at 227-
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Hospital the Town Built f oI


complete the work on the
hospital.
The Municipal Hospital
opened its doors to the pub-
lic on November 14, 1943,
after four years of planning
and building.
A crowd of 400 visitors
gathered to inspect the facil-
ity. In its Nov. 19, 1943 edi-
tion, The Star noted that the
visitors "were visibly
impressed with the building
and equipment, and well
they might be, for it is said to
be one of the finest hospitals
in this area, being topped
only by similar establish-
ments in Atlanta and
Jacksonville."
The hospital boasted a
modern operating room, X-
ray equipment, and delivery
room. Hospital facilities were
segregated, with African-
American workers caring for
the African-American wards.
Two days after its grand
opening, the hospital


received its first patient,
Louise Wilder, who under-
went an appendectomy.
With the nearest hospital
a small wooden facility in
Panama City called Adams
Hospital, residents were
thrilled to see the hospital
finally open.
"Everybody was so
happy to get a hospital in
Port St. Joe," remembered
St. Joe resident Dave
Maddox.
Financial Woes
But the course of the
new hospital did not run
smoothly. By March of
1946, the hospital was in the
red somewhere between
$12,000-$14,000.
In an effort to provide a
solution to the hospital's spi-
raling debt, the board of city
commissioners accepted the
resignation of the entire
board of trustees.
The trustees and com-
missioners had jointly decid-


Kay Clark (in wheelchair) and her infant son, Paul Adrian,
were the first patients to be moved into the new 1961 hospital
wing. Assisting Clark are hospital administrator Minerva
McLane (left), Mrs. Ross Hudson (center) and Mrs. George
Adkins (right).


ed that it was a losing pro-
posal for the city to continue
managing the hospital, and
turned the control over to its
doctors, J.R. Norton and
Albert Ward.
The hospital continued
to run in the red for several
years, when in the height of,
World War II, the hospital
struggled to overcome war
conditions, prices, and labor
shortages.
With a surge in patients
visiting the hospital, the
women of Port St. Joe were
called upon to assist the hos-
pital until more nurses could
be secured.
The women attended Red
Cross-sponsored ntirsing
classes and were summoned
to stay at the hospital for as
long as they were needed.
In July of 1947, rates for
hospital services were
increased to cover expenses.
A private room cost $8 per
day, a major operation could
be had for $20 and a delivery
room stay went for $15.
Dr. Wayne and Dr. Joe
With the 1950s came the
arrival of two of Port St. Joe's
most beloved physicians.
Though they shared the
same last name and were
often mistakenly considered
relatives, Wayne and Joe
Hendrix hailed from different
parts of the country.
Originally from Tate,
Ga., Wayne Hendrix first
arrived in Port St. Joe in July
of 1949 after, finishing his
residency at Orlando
Regional Hospital.
While in Orlando,
Hendrix had met a drug
salesman who told him there
was a doctor in the panhan-
dle who was swamped with
work.
Intrigued by the employ-
ment opportunity, Hendrix
came to Port St. Joe to met
with Ward, a widely-regarded
physician who would die
tragically of a heart attack in
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Hendrix's widow, Ruth,


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remembered the visit coin-
ciding with a paper mill
strike. Fearful that Hendrix
would seek employment else-
where, Ward assured the
couple that Port St. Joe had
other industries, and would
not be affected by the strike.
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Port St. Joe physician
Wayne Hendrix retired in
2002, after over 50 years
practicing medicine.

Reid Avenue restaurant, the
skeptical Ruth asked the
waitress if the mill's closing
would prove detrimental to
the town.
"She looked at me like
'how dumb can you be,"'
Ruth recalled, noting that
the mill was "the livelihood"


in 1940s Port St. Joe.
In spite of his wife's
objections, Wayne Hendrix
signed on as a doctor in the
Municipal Hospital.
A few years later,
Alabama-born Joe Hendrix,
fresh from a stint as a MASH
unit surgeon in the Korean
War, joined Hendrix and
Ward at the hospital.
Wayne and Joe Hendrix's
shared last name necessitat-
ed a break in professional
protocol. The doctors went
by their first names, "Dr.
Wayne and Dr. Joe," while
Dr. Ward remained Dr. Ward.
Ruth Hendrix said the
doctors Hendrix were
thought to be father and son,
brothers, cousins every
possible variation of kinship.
"It was very confusing,"


said Hendrix.
Both doctors had long,
distinguished careers in Port
St. Joe, and were jointly
awarded "Men of the Year"
honors by the Chamber of
Commerce in 1993.
Hospital Expands Under
Hill-Burton Act
The 1960s saw the
expansion of the Municipal
Hospital under the Hill-
Burton Act.
Passed by Congress in
1946, the Hill-Burton Act
was intended to provide fed-
eral grants to modernize hos-
pitals whose facilities had
not been updated during the
time of the Depression and
World War II.
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which would later be
increased, the city completed
the 30,000 square foot
expansion in August of 1961.
The new H-shaped hos-
pital was three times the size
of the original, comfortably
accommodating 52 patients.
The expanded facilities
included two operating
rooms, two labor rooms, two
delivery rooms, an emer-
gency room, two nurseries,


two recovery rooms and
three isolation rooms.
The hospital also saw the
addition of central heat and
air conditioning.
The hospital was dedi-
cated on August 17, 1961,
with Congressman Bob
Sikes, who assisted in secur-
ing the federal funds, serving
as guest speaker.
Mayor J.L. Sharit's
young granddaughter,


Hospital administrator Minerva McLane inspects the new
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Barbara Sharit, did the rib-
bon cutting honors.
Hospital Gets New Owner,
New Name
When Frank Pate was
elected Port St. Joe's mayor
in 1966, he shared with the
city the burden of the hospi-
tal's management.
The city made money in
some years, and lost money
in others. "What killed us
was doctors," said Pate, who
noted that unlike the early
complementary services pro-
vided by Wayne and Joe
Hendrix, doctors were later
paid for their time in the ER.
"They got smart, and
realized they didn't have to
do that for free," said Pate.
In 1981, the Baptist
Medical Center of
Jacksonville had its eyes on
the hospital, and made the
city an offer it couldn't
refuse.
Though the city received
competing bids higher than
the $856,848 offered by
Baptist Medical, the deciding
factor proved to be the
Jacksonville outfit's promise
to construct a new hospital
within five years.
The new hospital carried
a price tag estimated
between $8-10 million, and
Baptist Medical pledged to
return the old hospital build-
ing at no cost to the city.
Because the people of
Port St. Joe had donated
their money and labor in
building the Municipal
Hospital, they had the final
say in the sale.
Port St. Joe residents
gave their blessing to the
deal in a Sept. 10, 1981 pub-
lic hearing, and Baptist
Medical Corporation took
over hospital management
on Oct. 1.
The new owners decided
the Municipal Hospital need-
ed a new name, and con-
ducted an employee contest.
From 77 entries, the
Baptist Medical Corporation
selected the name "Gulf
Pines Hospital," the entry
submitted by Ruth
McClamma, Anita Register,
Colorado Jones and Dr.
Shirley Simpson, who was
later killed in a-traffic acci-
dent.
Work on the new hospi-
tal promised to follow in
quick succession. In Dec.
1981, George Tapper donat-
ed 20 acres of land on the
southern end of Garrison
Avenue for the new hospital
site.
In his remarks at the
deed presentation, Tapper
joked that his wife was wor-


ried about the gift, saying,
"One doesn't usually do
these things until just before
or after he goes."
After assuring the crowd
that he was in good health,
Tapper said, "I'm making
this donation from partly a
selfish motive. I want to be
sure there is a good medical
facility here in case I might
need it in the future."
Executive director of
Baptist Medical, Richard
Malone, promised that con-
struction on the hospital
would immediately follow a
feasibility study of the prop-
erty.
Though the city had
been given numerous
promises, the new hospital
never materialized.
Malone, whose enthusi-
asm had set a swift course
for the new hospital, suffered
a heart attack and died with-
in the year.
And that, said Mayor
Pate, was that. The golden
shovels were put back in the
shed, and the new hospital
became a distant memory.
The land on which
Tapper had staked his future
security became the site of
Pine Ridge Apartments.
Baptist Medical
Corporation eventually sold
Gulf Pines, and the recent
hospital closing saga, with


Mayor J.L. Sharit's granddaughter, Barbara Sharit, cuts the
ribbon at the August 17, 1961 dedication of the newly expand-
ed Municipal Hospital. Hospital administrator Minerva McLane,
left, and Mayor Sharit witness the proceedings.


its seemingly endless twists
and turns, has been well-
documented.
A Look Back
In recent months, many
in'Port St. Joe have turned
their attention to anthropo-
logical pursuits.
Embroiled as it is in con-
troversy, Gulf Pines Hospital,
they've argued, must surely
rest on Indian burial ground.
But the spirits were not


always so restless.
In 1943, Port St. Joe res-
idents joyfully celebrated the
opening of a hospital four
years in the making, one
built by their dollars and
with their own hands.
A town that had experi-
enced unprecedented growth
now had hospital, and for a
time, that alone was reason
to be thankful.


Architect Norman P Gross' rendering of the hospital expansion, conducted in 1961 with a
Hill-Burton grant.


Richard Malone, executive director of Baptist Medical Corporation (second from left) receives
the deed for 20 acres of property from George Tapper (right) as Tapper's wife and daughter, Trish,
look on. Baptist Medical Corporation planned to build a new hospital on the site, but progress
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County commissioners Carmen McLemore and Billy Traylor donated a vehicle and enclosed
trailer to the Wewahitchka Search and Rescue last week. Traylor said the trailer had been sitting
in the yard at the Gulf County Road Department, and the Fire Department donated the truck. Don
Minchew, Search and Rescue president accepted the vehicle title from McLemore. Though Minchew
said his crew did not have to use the vehicle and trailer to distribute supplies for relief efforts dur-
ing the recent flood, they will put the equipment to good use in future efforts.


SFlood


been distributed from their
station alone.
Cheatham said his dis-
aster relief station, set up
since Monday, April 4, had
served about 20 people per
day. He estimated Red Cross
assistance would be avail-
able through Wednesday,
but depending upon need,
perhaps through the end of
the week,
While a representative
from The American Red
Cross in Tallahassee
assessed damage in the sur-
rounding areas on Tuesday
afternoon, a FEMA represen-
tative surveyed for damage
assessments with Bobby
Knee of the Gulf County
Road Department.
In Tuesday evening's
county commission meeting,


County

Control' District requesting
the- county's assistance in
negotiating a portion of
Salinas Park for expansion of
their current facility.
Reports on special pro-
jects payments scholar-
ships, graduations, etc. -
were given by commissioners
during the special meeting
held prior to the regular
meeting.
County clerk Becky
Norris introduced recently
hired finance officer, Carla
Hand to commissioners.
In discussions about
the upcoming fiscal budget,
Bill Williams implored the
board to look at developing
contingency models for fore-


From Page JA


Water and MREs were distributed to flood victims in Wewa.


Knee said the FEMA repre-
sentative had made nota-
tions of substantial damage
on Bay City Road and in the
Howard's Creek area.
"He took a lot of notes
and it seems like we'll come




casting and..manageient of
future floods and hurricanes.
Williamns added that damage
assessment numbers follow-
ing recent river flooding, still
yet to be officially deter-
mined as of Tuesday's meet-
ing, were necessary to create
emergency management
models in the future.
County planner Don
Butler asked for the board's
approval of a letter that had
been drafted for the
Department of
Environmental Protection
(DEP) concerning continued
work on beach restoration
projects.
Marshall Nelson, emer-
gency management' coordi-


out good," Knee said.,
As' of press time, Gulf
County was still awaiting a
federal declaration of emer-
gency, which would open
avenues for larger funding
for damage relief.


SFrom Page 1A

nator, told commissioners
his department was continu-
ing work on the sand benrm
project for Cape San Bias.
Commissioners
approved Sheriff Dalton
Upchurch's final overtime
pay for his department,
$29,114.58. Williams ques-
tioned the department's pre-
vious figure of $46,000, but
Upchurch explained that
was a projected figure report-
ed in case of possible contin-
gency failures.
Veterans' Services coor-
dinator Bo Williams dis-
cussed possible outsourcing
of the SHIP program.


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Sharks No. 1 in District Tournament


In their seventh dis-
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the Sharks defeated rival
Sneads 5-4 on Tuesday
night, securing the No. 1
seed in the District
Tournament.
Pitcher Bart Lowery


won his fifth game of the
season, striking out five
before being relieved in the
final inning by Travis
Burge, who picked up his
second save of the season,
striking out one batter and
giving up one run in the


final inning.
Leading the Sharks
scoring drive were Zach
Williams, with a double
and two RBI, Aaron Little,
with a double and one RBI
and Justin Lyons, with
two singles and a RBI.


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Thursday's rained out
game against Arnold has
been rescheduled for
Friday.


Lady Sharks Top. Grand Ridge,


Fall to Sneads and Cottondale


The Port St. Joe Lady
Sharks finished play last
week with a 3-2 win at
Grand Ridge on Saturday
after falling to Cottondale
and Sneads earlier in the
week.
The Lady Sharks
entered the seventh inning
tied with two runs, and
Anna McFarland, 2 for 3
with one RBI, drove in
Audrey Scanes for the
game-winning run.
Heather Henderson


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was 3 for 3 at the plate,
Amanda Shanahan was 2
for 3 with a triple and
Danielle Maxwell was 1 for
3.
On the mound,
Maxwell pitched the entire
game, surrendering just
one hit and striking out
four batters.
On Thursday, the Lady
Sharks fell twice at home
against Sneads.
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In the second game of
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On Tuesday, April 5,
the Lady Sharks suffered a
15-4 loss against
Cottondale in Port St. Joe.
Maxwell also pitched
the entire game, striking
out two and walking two
batters while allowing nine
hits.
Leading hitters were
Sheena Bell and McCall,
both 2 for 3. Jasmine
Fennell, Sierra King,
Maxwell and Shanahan
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Carroll.
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Middle School Softball

"Pop Fly 500" Thanks


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everyone who donated to
their "Pop Fly 500"
fundraiser. The girls
caught 430 pop flies.
The softball team
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The winner was Teresa
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Thanks to all who
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When soft-spoken
school board member Billy
Quinn, Jr. made a visit to
Port St. Joe High School
last Friday, he was pre-
sented an award named
after a woman famous for
her game-day yelling.
The high school's
Martha Sanborn Award,
given annually to a sup-
porter of Shark athletics,
pays tribute to the long-
time teacher who recently
returned from retirement
to coach the Shark cheer-
leading squad.
Assistant principal
Melissa Ramsey described
Sanborn as a spirited
woman and Port St. Joe
cheering pioneer.
"She started the yelling
and excitement at the dif-
ferent games," said
Ramsey.
Quinn was chosen for
this year's award for his
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Port St. Joe students.
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Gators Win One, Lose One


Last week was a mixed
bag for Wewahitchka base-
ball, as the Gators defeat-
ed Panama City Christian
on Wednesday, and then
fell to Sneads the following
night.
In the 7 to 1 victory
over Panama City
Christian, three Gators,
led by Sean .Bierman,
pitched 11 strikeouts and
gave up 2 hits.
Lead scorers were Will
Strange, who' batted a
home'run and 2 singles,
Brandon Skipper, with a
double and 2 singles and
Tyler Bush, with 2 singles.


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Gators' 4-6 defeat by
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Tyler Bush, with 2 sin-
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the park and his work in
the schools, Quinn said
he's "seen them all as far
as kids and families with
adverse situations."
Quinn is an active sup-
porter of Port St. Joe ath-
letics, attending games
whenever possible.
"I try to go to some of
all of them," he said.
Quinn proudly noted
that all his brothers were
athletes, and his daughter,
Sagna, was a former Shark
cheerleading captain.
-Quinn takes his role as
a mentor seriously, noting


Wewahitchka won the
first of two victories against
LaRue County, Kentucky
Tuesday night, scoring 6
runs to their rival's 1.
Leading the team in
scores were Britney Grice,
batting 2 for 2, Jill Pippin,
2 for 2, and Kayla Rich, a
catcher and first baseman
who went 3 for 3.
Pitcher Samantha
Green was on a strike-out
streak, pitching a full game
and frustrating 11 would-
be hitters.
In their second match-
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Lady Gators celebrated an
easy 11 to 1 victory.
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Summer Grice, who was 2
for 4 with 2 .RBI, and
Samantha Wade,
Samantha Green, Brandi
Sasser and Britney Grice,
each scoring 1.
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problem with parents
transferring some of their
authority, to him.
"They just turn me lose
on their kids," laughed
Quinn.
In accepting the award,
Quinn pledged to continue
his involvement in the lives
of Port St. Joe's young peo-
ple.
"I don't reach them all,"
said Quinn, "but I feel like
if I can make a small differ-
ence, I'll have accom-
plished what I need to do."


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The second annual
Wewahitchka High School
Gator Bass Classic Fishing
Tournament will be held on
Saturday, April 30, at White
City Landing in White City,
from safe light to 3:00 CST.
The entry fee is $100 per
boat, with one or two fisher-
men per boat, a minimum of
50 boats and a five-fish
limit.
The award for first place
is $2,000. Payback is one in
seven boats.


Will Strange
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home run and 2 si~nles


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One Gator Circle,
Wewahitchka, FL, 32465.
The event is sponsored
by the Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative, a Touchstone
Energy Cooperative.
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Martha Sanborn Award for his support of Shark athletics.

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(From back) Scout leaders Jill Jones and Sharon Hoffman
with Scout Troop 30, Ashley LaCour, Sara Hoffman, Rebecca
Furr, Chelsea Flannagan and Ashleigh Lewis. Not pictured:
Amelia Wariner, Jordan Blair and Melanie Raffield.


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Girl Scout Troop 30
endeavored to make the lives
of soldiers stationed in Iraq
and Afghanistan a little easi-
er last Friday, as they assem-
bled the Gulf County
Supports Our Troops organi-
zation's first care packages.
When the girls arrived at
the Scout Hut, they found a
table covered with all man-
ner of travel size food and
hygiene items, artwork from
Port St. Joe Elementary
School and back issues of
local newspapers, all careful-
ly organized by Gulf County
Supports Our Troops chair-
person Sara Ross.
Several of the items were
purchased by the Girl
Scouts, who made a recent
trip to the dollar store on a
quest for hygiene items to
include in the packages.
Reaching into a stack of
17 prelabeled mailing pack-
ages, the group of five began
divvying up the supplies,
including in each package a


note signed by "the Citizens
of Gulf County," which read:
"This package is a small-way
of thanking you for your ser-
vice to our country and to let
you know how much we
appreciate what you are
doing."
The packages all bore
the names of soldiers with a
connection to Gulf County.
Some soldiers were given
. multiple packages to share
with their fellow soldiers.
Within 30 minutes, all
the deodorant, candy,
Crystal Light, Q-tips, pens,
beef jerky and Ramen noo-
dles had found their way into
packages padded with a bit
of tissue paper and sealed by
the efficient Scouts.
As the troops took a
much-deserved rest, Ross
offered some words of appre-
ciation.
"This has been a great
help," she said, glancing at
proud Scout leaders Sharon
Hoffman and Jill Jones.
"I'd love to take them
home with me."


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Port St. Joe Police Department News


Artwork from Port St. Joe Elementary students that paid
tribute to the soldiers was include in the care packages.
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On March 28, around
1:40 p.m. the Port St. Joe
Police Department arrested
Thomas Dewitt Harper, age
32, of Port St. Joe. Harper
was arrested for violation of
probation and transported to
the Gulf County Jail.
On April 1, around 9:39
p.m. the Port St. Joe Police
Department arrested Jeffrey
Ray Griffin, age 36, of
Fountain, Florida. Griffin
was arrested for possession
of marijuana and parapher-
nalia. Griffin was taken to
the Gulf County Jail without
incident to await first
appearance.
On April 2, around 8:12
a.m. the Port St. Joe Police
Department arrested
Raymond Lee Hopps, age 41,
of Port St. Joe for resisting
an officer without violence.
Hopps was transported to
the Gulf County Jail to await
first appearance. :"
On April 4, the Port St.
Joe Police Department was
attempting ,t1o., arurest..Rocky
Shanear Quinn, age 25, of


Port St. Joe, when Rocky ran
from'the police officers.
Officers called for assistance
and between Gulf County
deputies and Port St. Joe
police officers they were able
to apprehend Rocky. Rocky
was arrested on warrants for
robbery, felony battery, retal-
iating against a witness,
attempting to sell.or deliver
crack cocaine, driving while
license suspended or
revoked and resisting officers
without violence. Rocky was
transported to the Gulf
County Jail to await first
appearance.
On April 5, around 4:51
a.m. the Port St. Joe Police
Department arrested Mary
Louise Thomas, age 46. She
was charged with possession
of drug paraphernalia and
transported to the Gulf
County Jail.
On April 5, around .8:44
am.,; the P6rt St.' J6e Police
Department arrested Howard
Anthony Krall, age 45, of
Wewahitchka for violation of
probation on a felony charge.
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Krall was transported to the
Gulf County Jail to await
first appearance.
On April 9, around 12:21
a.m., the Port St. Joe Police
Department arrested Robert
Anthony Harrison age, 47, of
Port St. Joe for driving while
license were suspended or
revoked. Harrison was
charge with a misdemeanor
and delivered to the Gulf
County Jail to await first
appearance.
On April 8, around 10:28
p.m., the Port St. Joe Police
Department arrested Ricky
Jermaine Farmer, age 20, of
Port St. Joe for possession of
marijuana less than twenty
grams. Farmer was trans-
ported to the Gulf County
Jail to await first appear-
ance.
On April 10, around
10:58 p.m., a Port St. Joe
Police Officer observed a
vehicle traveling on Martin
Luther King Jr Blvd. with a
person hanging on the out
side of the vehicle. When the
vehicle stopped, the male


that was hanging on the out-
side ran. The officer stopped
the vehicle at Ave. D and
Hodrick, and made contact
with the driver. It was discov-
ered by the officer that the
driver was driving on a sus-
pended drivers license from
South Carolina. The driver
was identified as Melissa
Dawn Hammond, age 36, of
South Carolina. She was
transported to the Gulf
County Jail where her bond
was set at $200.


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were divided into 17 care packages.


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P.O.P.S. Kids Perform for Middle School


by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
What could be a more
powerful influence than that
of positive thinking?
The power of positive
students.
The P.O.P.S. (Power of
Positive Students) program, a
group of high school students
working to promote good
moral behavior and absti-
nence, performed for Port St.
Joe middle school students
last Wednesday.
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students from Wewahitchka
and Port St. Joe performed
skits, spoofs on current tele-
vision programs and integrat-
ed popular culture songs to
communicate their practical
messages of abstaining from
sex and making safe social
choices.
Performing a spoof of
Oprah and Dr. Phil,
Wewahitchka High School
seniors Sheiletta Fortson and
Zach Barnes hosted the third
annual edition of the "Okra
and Dr. Get Real."
Returning guest, "Run
Around Sue," explained to
the audience that after
changing her lifestyle choices
and choosing abstinence, she
was now "Turn Around Sue."
Another skit, performed
by both Wewahitchka and
Port St. Joe High School stu-
dents, depicted an accident
scene that left two students
dead as the result of drunk
driving.
P.O.P.S. performances
were not all morbid, though.
In a parody of the popu-
lar television program, Fear
Factor, contestants were
challenged to compete in
binge drinking and drug
usage. After the contestants
decided not to damage their
bodies with such dangerous
behavior, the host told the


audience of middle school
students that fear should be
a factor when it comes to
dangerous behavior and
options such as these.
School psychologist
Carol Kelly, head of P.O.P.S.
Kids in Wewahitchka, said
the program started four
years ago in an effort to
encourage students to post-
pone sexual involvement
until marriage.
"Students are taught
how-to handle these types of
situations under pressure,"
Kelly said.
Jonathan Girtz, an
eighth student at Port St. Joe
Middle School and audience
member said he enjoyed the
program.
"I thought it was neat
how they showed you how to
stand up for what you believe
in," Girtz said.
Eighth grader Sarah
Hiscock agreed.
"They showed the conse-
quences of what kids are
doing in an entertaining
way," Hiscock said.
Near the end of the per-
formance, Laura Leigh
Clements and the P.O.P.S.
Kids at Port St. Joe High
School brought the audience
to their feet and led the entire
middle school in an acappela
version of "Lean on Me" with


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The Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka P.O.P.S. Kids brought the entire audience to their feet and
led an acappela version of "Lean On Me," including the hand motions to coincide with the song;


accompanying hand motions.
"I just hope people really
take to heart what we 'are
saying in our programs,"
Clements said.
Besides performing an


annual series of skits for
Wewahitchka and Port St.
Joe Middle Schools, the
P.O.P.S. Kids also held a
'True Love Waits" rally at
First Baptist Church in Port


St. Joe in February.
Representatives from the
P.O.P.S. program have also
carried their message over
the television waves of local
channel 44.


Weekly Report from Mexico Beach Department of Public Safety


Activity Report for:
March 21, 2005 April 10;
2005
During the past three
weeks, the Mexico Beach


Police Department answered
217 calls for service, investi-
gated five burglaries, and five
thefts.
During this same period
officers of the Mexico Beach
Police Department investigat-
ed five traffic crashes with a
combined property damage
report of $16,800. The offi-
cers issued 25 traffic tita-
tions and nine traffic warn-
ings.
During the same time six
arrests were made:
On March 22, 2005,
Brian Bizek of Port St. Joe,,
was arrested for possession
of controlled substance less
than 20, possession of para-
phernalia, and possession of
alcoholic beverage under the
age of 21.
On April 1, 2005, Bobbi


Ray of Panama City, was
arrested for DWLSR
(Knowingly); possession of
cannabis less than 20, and
possession of paraphernalia.
On April 2, 2005,
Jonathan Macklin of
Decatur, AL was arrested for
possession of cannabis less
than 20, and possession of
drug paraphernalia.
On April 2, 2005, William
Hendrix of Decatur, AL was
arrested for resisting officer
without violence.
On April 10, 2005,
Daniel Garcia of Port St. Joe;
was arrested for possession
of alcoholic beverage under
the age of 21.
On April 10, Randy
Laurimore of Port St. Joe,
was arrested for giving alco-
hol to a minor.


Gulf County Sheriff Report


On March 30, Kimberly
Ann Kuhlman, w/f, 35, of
Port St. Joe, was arrested for
possession of controlled sub-
stance and violation of pretri-
al release.
On March 31, Cynthia
Stacy Williams, w/f, 47, of
Calhoun County, was arrest-
ed for FTA burglary; Jeramy
John Davis, w/m, 25, of
Cape San Bias, for no valid
driver's license, Seminole
County; i Scott Hughes
Russell, w/m, 35, of
Wewahitchka, had no vaild
driver's license.
On April l, FKayleming
Christo, w/f, 45, of Cape-San
Bias, was arrested for bat-
tery; Alonzo Francis Stewart,
w/m, 47, of Westville, was
arrested for DWLSR, DUI,
and indecent exposure.
On April 5, Adam Mason
Morrison, w/m, 18, of
Panama City, was arrested
for DUI.
On April 6, Jeffery
Darren Andrews, w/m, 33, of


Jacksonville, was arrested for
aggravated fleeing and elud-
ing and aggravated assault
on law enforcement officer.
On April 8, Michael
Eugene Burke, w/m, 44, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for aggravated assault on law
enforcement officer- timed
two, felony DWLSR, violation
of probation felony DWLSR,
and DUI.
On April 8, 2005,
deputies answered a call in
the Williamsburg area in ref-
erence to a suspicious person
who was beating on doors
and cars in the area. As the
officers approached the vehi-
cle, the driver accelerated
toward the two patrol cars
striking both and continuing
on Williamsburg road until
She ran off into a ditch. The
driver, Michael Eugene Burke
was charged with aggravated
assault on a law enforcement
officer, DUI, felony DWLSR;
and violation of probation for
felony DWLSR.


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After a flood or flash technical question,
flood, your home and its con- feel comfortable dc
.tents may look beyond hope, thing, get profess
but many of your belongings If there is a federal
can be restored. If you do declaration, a
things right, your flooded "hotline" will often
home can be cleaned up, cized to provide ir
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tem may have shorted out, flood proofing as
and flood waters' may have and rebuild. See S
left behind things that could should also prepa
make you sick. When in next flood by buy
doubt, throw it out. Don't insurance and writ
risk injury or infection, response plan.
Ask for. help. Many peo- Step 1. Take
ple can do a lot of the clean Yourself First.
up and repairs discussed in Protect yourself
this book. But if you have family from stress


Your Flooded Home


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)ing some-
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telephone
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SCare of
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and health hazards that fol-
low a flood.
SStep 2. Give Your Home
First Aid
Once it is safe to go back
in, protect your home and
contents from further dam-
age.
Step 3. Get Organized
Some things are not
worth repairing and some
things may be too complicat-
ed or expensive for you to do
by yourself. A recovery plan
can take these things into
.account and help you make
the most of your time and
money.
Step 4. Dry Out Your
Home
Flood waters damage
materials, leave mud, silt
and unknown contaminants,
and promote the growth of
mildew. You need to dry your


home to reduce these haz-
ards and the damage they
cause.
Step 5. Restore the
Utilities
The rest of your work will
be much easier if you have
heat, electricity, clean water,
and sewage disposal.
Step 6. Clean Up
The walls, floors, closets,
shelves, contents and any
other flooded parts of your
home should be thoroughly
washed and disinfected.
Step 7. Check on
Financial Assistance
Voluntary agencies,
businesses, .insurance, and
government disaster pro-
grams can help you through
recovery.
Step 8. Rebuild and
.Flood proof
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improvements that will pro-
tect your building from dam-
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Step 9. Prepare for the
Next Flood
Protect yourself from the
next flood with flood insur-
ance, a flood response plan,
and community flood protec-
tion programs. This step also
includes sources to go to for
additional assistance.
This information is pub-
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Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) and the
American Red Cross to help
flooded property owners. It is
designed to be easily copied.
Permission to reproduce all
or' any section of this materi-
al is hereby granted and
encouraged.
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Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative will hold its 57th
Annual Members' Meeting
Saturday, April 16 at its
headquarter office, located at
722 West Highway 22 in
Wewahitchka. The purpose
of the meeting is to commu-
nicate information about the
Cooperative, including the
financial reports and overall


business status, as well as
serve as a social event for the
entire membership.
Registration begins at
8:30 a.m. CST with each reg-
istered member receiving a
free gift. Members will be
given the opportunity to win
prizes throughout the day,
including the grand prizes,
which are three vacation


packages and 10 $100 cred-
its to an, electric bill. There.
will also be plenty of refresh-
ments provided by GCEC,
booths offering valuable
information about the mar-
keting programs that GCEC
has to offer and various, orga-
nizations exemplifying their
services to the public for' the
duration of the meeting.


Tallahassee Orchid Society




Show and Sale April 23 & 24


The Tallahassee Orchid
Society will hold its annual
orchid show and sale April
23 and 24 at the Doyle
Conner Agricultural Center
Auditorium, 3125 Conner
Blvd., in Tallahassee. The
show will be open to the pub-
lic from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
each day. Admission is free.
There will be exhibitors
from' irpund the. Southeast,
and vendors will have many
beautiful orchids for sale.
Individuals who may wish to


exhibit their orchids must do
so on Friday, April 22. If you
are interested, please call
William Brown at 850-562-
2490 for information. There
will also be supplies for sale.
The members of the
Tallahassee Orchid Society
will have a potting bench
available for those needing
help repotting their orchids.
There will be a small charge
for the supplies used in
repotting. Experts will be
available for questions.


There will be raffles of
plants. For more informa-
tion,. please call William
Brown or e-mail, at
william.e.brown@att.net.
The Tallahassee Orchid
Society meets on the first
Thursday of each month at
the Leon County Cooperative
Extension offices at. 7-'p.m.
Anyone interested in learn-
ing about orchids is welcome
to come out and join us.


Beginning at 9:15 a.m.,
entertainment will be provid-
ed by Country Gold, a coun-
try music band. There will
also be a bounce house and
pony rides for the children.
Invited guest speakers are
Congressman Allen Boyd
and Representative Allan
Bense. The business portion
of the Annual Meeting will
begin at 11 a.m.
"I invite all of our mem-
bers to come and take part in
our Annual Meeting, not only
to be present for the busi-
ness portion of the meeting,
butt also to enjoy food, prizes
and entertainment," Gulf
Coast Electric CEO/General
Manager Roy Barnes said.
Gulf Coast' Electric
Cooperative is part of the
Touchstone Energy national
alliance of local, consumer-
owned electric cooperatives
providing high standards of
service to customers large
and small. GCEC serves
approximately 19,200 con-
sumers in Bay, Calhoun,
Gulf, Jackson, Walton and
WV;.-ludYngtoi, counties and in
the municipalities of
Wewahitchka, Ebro, White
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Southport.


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Party Monthly Meeting

The Gulf County across the street from The Republicans are invited. For


Republican Party will hold its
monthly meeting on Monday
April 18 at 7 p.m. at the
Sunset Coastal Grill, located


Port Inn. Please come and
join us for a short meeting
and update on the Lincoln
Day Dinner. All interested


more information, please
contact Debbie Van Zant at
850-697-5200.


Hula Classes Beginning May 11


ter, Malia, began studying
hula at age five, and per-
formed in Waikiki at age
nine.
The Faipeas will teach
six basic steps, and when the
summer ends, students will
be able to complete a full
hula routine.
The price for the classes
is $25 per month or $10 per
class.
Some of the proceeds will
help with canoe club expens-
es, and a percentage will be
given to local charity organi-


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-

James "Allen" Cox,

Jr. Appointed to the

Port Authority
Governor Jeb Bush has
announced the appointment
of James "Allen" Cox, Jr., 58,
of Port Saint Joe, president
of CQ Developments, LLC, to
succeed Scott Godwin in the
Port St. Joe Port Authority
for a term that began April 8,
and will end September 7,
2007.


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$299,900 + AILS # 104473
NMouvated Seller! Cominercial property Ill
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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.


PUBLIC NOTICE
GULF COUNTY
COMMODITY DISTRIBUTION
TO ALL COMMODITY RECIPIENTS:
THERE WILL BE A COMMODITY DISTRIBUTION ON MONDAY, APRIL 25,
2005 AT THE GULF COUNTY ROAD DEPARTMENT FROM 12:00 P.M., C.T
UNTIL 3:00 P.M., C.T. THE ROAD DEPARTMENT IS LOCATED AT 318 7TH
STREET IN WEWAHITCHKA.
PLEASE NOTE:
YOU MUST HAVE PREVIOUSLY SIGNED UP FOR THE PROGRAM PRIOR TO
THIS DATE. ALSO NOTE THAT YOU NEED TO BRING YOUR COMMODITY
CARD WITH YOU.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy,
this institution is prohibited from discriminating on'the basis of race, color,
national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination,
write USDA< Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building,
1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C., 20505-9410 or call
(202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider
and employer.
Ad #2005-015 Publish April 14 & 21, 2005


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Subdivision $390,000 + MLS#104964
Excellent cpportunlit! Premnium located lot
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planned Comlnulnityv, deeded gulf access,
pool and pool house Nlotivated seller!


CONTACT DEVON BULLOCK AT 850-340-0603 OR PATRICK JONES AT 850-814-5872
St. Joe Bay Office
G n wn 2010 Hwy 0-30, Port SI. Joe, FL 32456
Office (850) 227-9600
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BEACH SIDE OF HWY 98. Three bedrooms and 3.5 baths.
Great floor plan with large rooms. This town house is beautifully
decorated and is sold with furnishings. Great rental potential.
MLS#104324. Priced right at $479,000. Call Natalie
at 850-227-4355 to view anytime.


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landscaped. MLS# 104511 Call Mark Schultz at 850-
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330 Treasure Drive, 5 Bedrooms/3 Bath Gulf Front Home
in Treasure Shores Subdivision. Large lot (75'x400'+/-) with
FEMA Flood Insurance Available. Boardwalk to Beach and
ready for rental. Call Mark Schultz at 850-227-5605.


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FEMA Flood, Insurance Area. Large open great room, 2 fire-
places, screened porches and open decks. Two car garage
with interior entrance. Large lot that can be subdivided. Call
Mark Schultz at 850-227-5605.


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


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200 GAUTIER MEMORIAL LANE -
'Villa San Pedro' offers an incredible location
in one PSJ best neighborhoods. Enjoy the
magnificent sunsets from the master bed-
room's 'hidden' porch. 4-bed/2.5 bath.
Large kitchen/family room + large formal liv-
ing and dining rooms. Fireplace in living and
master bedroom. Wonderful large rooms
and spaces. MLS#104004 ,$715,000
Call Natalie Shoaf at 850-227-4355
or email Natalie@c21gulfcoastreal-
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Property consists of three 75'X150'
lots. One with 3 Br 2 Ba home, a vacant lot,
and 1985 mobile home. Great property for
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lots. One with 3 Br 2 Ba home, anvacant lot

development just in the second block to
beach. Mobile home is good rental unit and
has a current tenant. $850,000 MLS
103538 Call Ellen Allemore 648-
5683 or 227-5146








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









5451 Sandbar Drive- 3 BR/4.5 BA Executive
style bay front home overlooking the St. Joseph
Bay. This home has many amenities including for-
mal living with fireplace, Bose stereo system
throughout home, and a master suite with garden
tub. This is a must see. Call Susie White
800-451-2349. MLS#102479 $949,900


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












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


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1039 Hwy 71 South, Blountstown -
Great Business Investment! Approx. 6 Acres
with 600 feet on east right-of-way of Hwy 71
S. Large well maintained building with 4
restrooms, 8 small offices,12 larger offices
and more rooms. Additional area 84'X60'
with 10 work bays. Glass storefront with
stucco columns. Much potential and possibil-
ities! $900,000 MLS 104112. Call
Ellen 850-227-7146 or 800-260-
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property is within distance to St. Joe Beach
and is located in a nice subdivision. All appli-
ances will convey including washer and
dryer. Property has a well but is on city water
and a privacy fence around back yard.
mls#103531 $349,900


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



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125 Gulf Coast Circle Port St Joe -
4BR/2B home in great location. Very near
schools, college, churches and downtown
Port St Joe. This lovely home has hardwood
flooring, tile in kitchen and bathrooms, car-
pet, fireplace, Vinyl siding, metal roofing,
landscaping, gated 'subdivision. Approx
2800 square feet. Call Perky White
850-227-5164. MLS#101673
$409,900.00







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


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


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BEACHES
* Overstreet Pine Breeze Subdivision located less than
a half mile from the Intra-Coastal Waterway. MLS#
103778 $135,000
* Mexico Beach, Interior lot This is within walking
distance to the beach. Underground utilities, paved streets,
curbing. MLS# 103753 $249,900 -
Sea Haven Estates lot #23. This great new sub-
division is just three blocks from beach. Subdivision
features landscaped, entrance, curved roads.
Covenants and restrictions and architectural controls
are in place. MLS#102598 $205,000 Call
Natalie 850-227-4355
EASTPOINT
* Lakes on the Bluff Subdivision, Eastpoint. New
gated subdivision, pool, clubhouse, Apalachicola Bay
access. Three lots to choose from starting at
$175,000. Each over 1/3 acre. Call Brenda
Miller 850-227-5380 for details.


PORT ST. JOE
* Southgate Subdivision in beautiful Port St.
Joe. Gated Community, Brick Pavers, underground utili-
ties. Close to schools, churches and downtown. Call Mark
Schultz at 850-227-5605.
* Port St. Joe's newest business address
offers just 41 commercial lots with water front
views, tasteful landscaping with water fountains,
brick pavers and more! A charming "Old Florida"
planned development perfect for professional offices,
shops. Strict architectural control. Act fast!
Lots starting at $299,900
OTHER GULF COUNTY ACREAGE
Treasure Bay, C-30 -A bayview lot with deeded
access to the bay with a short drive to the beach.
mls#103582 $195,000
* Lots at Bryant's Landing with prices
starting at $11,550. MLS#98536.
* Chipola Landing Enjoy quiet country living in


Dalkeith. 1/2 acre to 6 acre lots will have very light
restrictions. The ,SO LD located near the
Chipoia River or -:1.. .. 4,, ryant and Douglas
Landings. Septic required. Lots starting at
$17,900.
CAPE SAN BLAS
MLS# 102736. This is a large 1 st Tier lot just over
1/2 acre. Home site will have a great view of the
Gulf. Lot lines are staggered in this subdivision to
give greatest view advantage. 7552 Shoreline Drive,
Peninsula Estates, Cape San Bias. Call Diane
Scholz at 850/227-6297.
. 214 White Sands Drive-First tier lot with great views of
Cape San Bias. Gulf Access via boardwalk. Call Susie
White 800-451-2349 mls#102589 $695,000
SParadise Gulf Bay Subdivision Interior lot.
$289,000
* 364 Gulf Pines Drive- A nice gulf front lot in a pres-
tigious subdivision. Federal flood insurance available. Call
Ellen Allemore $1,500,000 mls#101604.


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


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









209 WATER DRIVE EAST-4br/2ba home that
sits canal front. Price includes 2nd lot which can
be built on. Large living room, 2 dining rooms,
Florida room, screened porch and many more
amenities. MLS#104567 $699,000 Call
Brenda Miller for more information 850-
227-5380.


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shanks and.osso buco; too.
Increasingly, these homey
dishes, along with other, sim-
ilar slow-cooked fare have
found' their way onto chic
restaurant menus. They
adorn the covers of splashy
cooking magazines and hold
a prominent position on cuiL-
nary trend lists.
Most often, they share a


common cooking technique
called braising. a method that
asks httle of the cook except
patience the patience to
cook on low heat, generally
Sfor long periods of time. Slow
cooking in a covered pot
using a small amount of liq-
uid creates lazy bubbles,
deep flavors and fall-off-the-
:bone tenderness. Rich, fill-
the-house aromas, too. '
Recently, two of America's
most prominent cookbook
authors have tackled slow-
cooking topics Molly
Stevens in "All About
Braising: The : Art of
Uncomplicated Cooking"


(Norton. $35) and Joyce
Goldstein in "Italian Slow and
Savory"(Chronicle, $40).
"We had the wackiest
working titles for the book
when I started it three years
ago because we thought we
couldn't use 'braising' in the
title," said Molly Stevens,
contributing editor of Fine
Cooking magazine, about, her
latest book. "At that time, we
thought no one knew what
braising was, but now
because it is such a big trend
both in restaurant cooking
and homecooking, we ended
up making it the title,
'This is bistro-style food,


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or simpler food. When I
learned to cook in the '80s, it
was all more formal restau-
rant stuff, such as sauteed or
grilled dishes and quick pan
sauces. We learned to cook
from chef-written books. We
weren't braising."
Too bad, because there is
something universally
appealing about the flavor,
texture and scent of braised
dishes.
Stevens says that it has a
kind of primal appeal, using a
fundamental way of cooking
that was established in the,
earliest days of cooking. And,
she adds, the process is
relaxing.
"I love the image 'of
Sunday afternoons, when
something is braismg in the
kitchen," she said. "The
house fills with the smell of
brisket or short ribs, a smell
that crescendos when it's
close to done. You don't need
to spend much time with it,;
maybe you need to check it
once or twice.' It's really hard
to screw it up. Braises are
practically foolproof."
And they aren't limited to
meat .dishes. Stevens says
that one of the most exciting
revelations in developing the
book was realizing the poten-
tial for braised vegetables.


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SLbW GOING: Braising for
about three hours makes for a fla-
vorful Zinfandel Pot Roast with car-
rots, parsnips abid sage.


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soups, stews, vegetables
and' sauces."
Here are recipes for
several of the authors'
slowly cooked favorites.
Remember that there's a
bonus with this kind of
cooking. The dishes are
often better the next day,


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Friday Saturday: 12:00-9.00
Beginning this Sunday, May
30th we will open at 1:00
pm and this schedule will
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April 14th Wine Tasting
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she anticipated that vegeta- treasures.
bles would be a small, sec- ZINFANDEL POT ROAST WITH
ondary chapter. She ended up GLAZED CARROTS AND FRESH
with more than 50 vegetable SAGE
braises, including delectable Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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pepper flakes. Yum. around black pepper
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find braises from all over the olive oil
world," she said gleefully. ae 1 large yellow onion,
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Financial Needs
MEMBER FDIC EQUAL HOUSING LENDER

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

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


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


FUCEM E Jeff WhittyJoins Staff at First United Methodist Church of Port St Joe
W. P. Rocky Comforter Mr. Jeff Whitty of Monticello, Degree in Sacred Music. He has
L.F.D. Florida has joined the staff at First worked toward his master's degree in
(850) 227-1818 United Methodist as Associate music with an emphasis in conduct-
Pastor. His chief responsibilities are ing. He also has a variety of experi-
the music and youth programs, ence as both a minister of music and
MEXICO BEACH Jeff grew up in a military family youth.
having been born in Puerto Rico. He First United Methodist invites
ANIMAL CLINIC is married. He and his wife, Nancy, the community to come and join Jeff
(850) 648-8811 are the proud parents of five chil- as he leads both the music and youth
dren. He has attended Moody Bible programs. The church looks forward
1000 Highway 98 Institute and Palm Beach Atlantic to many years of Jeffs ministry
Grooming*Boarding *PetSupplies University, graduating with a B.A. among the people of Port St. Joe. ... .


Gospel Sing at ABE Springs Baptist Church


There will be a Gospel Sing at
the Abe Springs Baptist Church on
Saturday, April 16. The featured
group will be the Cobb Family from
Cottondale. The sing will start at
6:00 p.m. CST. Local talent will be
singing also.
The church is located at 13913
SW CR 275. From Blountstown, take


Hwy 20 West to the first caution light
and turn left on 275 South. The
church is about 3 miles on the left.
Pastor Allen Pitts and congregation
invite everyone to come and be part
of this Gospel Sing. For more infor-
mation, call 850-674-5880 or 674-
4376.


Wednesday Night Suppers at Beach Baptist Church


The menu for
Beach Baptist Chapel's
Wednesday night sup-
per for April 13, will be
ham, sweet potato
casserole, corn casse-
role, dessert & tea.
April 20, will be


sausage, sauerkraut,
mashed potatoes,
dessert & tea. Dinners
may be eaten in or
taken out and are
served from 4:00 to
6:00 p.m. EST. A $5.00
donation per plate is


appreciated.
The church Is
located at 311
Columbus Street, St.
Joe Beach. Call 647-
3950 to place orders.
Everyone is wel-
come.


Revival at New Vision Church of God in Wewahitchka


The New Vision
Church of God in


, The Potter's House
I WHERE BROKEN VESSELS ARE MADE NEW
S.. 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

You're amongg filends at.
Oak Grave Assemblya ocGod
David. fernandez. Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 Parsonage: 850-2296271
613 Madison Street 'PortSt. Joe. Jf
Schedule of Services
Sunday Wednesday
Sunday School 9:45am .Md 'Week eal 5:00pm
.Motning'7Worship 10:45aam .Od'WeeklBible Study 6:15pm
Xo oni the ove 10:45am M(ntstry n action 6:15pm
e. '. Cross Training Youth 6:15pm
.. Men's Minstr- Monday -6:30pm
Ladles Mtnstrv Tuesday 7:00pm
Dynamic 'al/se 4 Worship Preach/in the Pure Word

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


E E c "A Reformed Voice
K f ^ in the Community"

"t"1 n I < & 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 Failh Christian School


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
S"WE WANT TO MAKE A
DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE




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


Wewahitchka will be in
revival starting April 17
at 6:00 p.m. CST and
Monday thru Friday at
7:00 p.m. CST with
evangelists Greg and
Tammy Davis. Brother


Davis is a dynamic
camp meeting style
speaker.,
Everyone is invit-
ed. For more informa-
tion call 639-2652 or
639-234.


Kids Night on Friday
First United Methodist Church of Mexico
Beach will hold "Kids Night" on Friday, April 15,
from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be games, crafts
and pifza. Everyone is invited to attend, so please
come join usl Please call Doris Coffee for more
information at 850-647-2814.


Bear Good Fruit
You've heard the gospel, did the seed take
root and grow?
The young man said to me, I have more wild
oats to sow.
He said he accepted Jesus, but he still lives a
life of sin.
I'm not judging, but from the fruit I see it
looks like satan might win.
If I had not been there and done that I'd say
there's no way out.
I lived in sin for 13 years, and many times I
had doubt.
I let an unfruitful deacon run me from
Church one day,
But the seed was planted deep, and God
wouldn't let me stay.
Folks what I'm saying is trim your tree, be
fruitful, hear what God has to say.
Never let it be said the way you live, ran
someone away.
Billy Johnson


Jeff Whitty


Benefit Breakfast
The First United Methodist Church of Mexico
Beach men's group will be holding a benefit break-
fast on Saturday, August 23 from 7 to 10:30 a.m.
The men will be serving pancakes, sausage,
coffee and juice for a $5 donation. All proceeds
from the breakfast will go to missions.
First United Methodist, Church of Mexico
Beach .is located at 111 N. 22nd St. in Mexico
Beach.
For more information, please contact Pastor
Ted Lovelace at 647-9358.


Pastor Ordination Service
The First Baptist Church of Mexico Beach will
be having a Pastor Ordination Service for Edgar D.
LaFountain, III, on Saturday, April 16 from 11
a.m. to 12 noon CST.
The public is invited to attend, and meet the
new pastor. The church is located 'at 823 North
5th Street.








Annual Youth and Young Adult Day
New Bethel Baptist Church Family will cele-
brate their annual youth and young adult day on
Sunday, April 17 at 11:00 am.
The guest speaker is Minister Carlos
Hutchins. Everyone is invited to come out and be
blessed.

Fashion Show Friday, April 18"
New Bethel Baptist youth and young adults
will host a dress for the occasion fashion show on
Friday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m.
All kids ages 5-17 years old are welcome, to
participate. If interested, please contact Brenda
Fisher at 227-1771 or Jenny Bailey at 227-1208.


Dan Rhodes
PASTOR
JeffWhitty
Minister ofMusic/Touth
Deborah Loyless
Director ofChildrn Ministries


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 cnool
Morning Worship
Evening Service
Discipleship Training
Wednesday Prayer


y:t5- a.m.
11:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.


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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship
10:00 a.m. Sixteenth Street
Fellowship Time i /
10:45 a.m. : /
Adult School
11:00 a.m. -
*Sunday School i I
Young Children
. n T TI HiaylK 71 / Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd. [
Pastor Rev. J. Reia Cameron Blvd


First United Methodist
Church of Mexico Beach
1 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services: 9:00 a.m. CST
Sunday Schoo: 10:15 am. 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


Worship:


9:30 a.m. Sunday
9:30 a.m. Sundayy


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



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

Good Shepherd lXtheran Church
929 South TyndalU parkway
Panama City, lorida 32404
phone 871-6311
Swww.GoodShepherdLC.com

regular Sunday Worship at 8.00 am. # 10:30 am.
Sunday School /Idult tible Study at 9:15 am.

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

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


Claude Adams
Claude Adams, 90, died Monday, April 11, at
Capital Regional Hospital in Tallahassee.
He was a resident of Port St. Joe for 53 years
and worked for St. Joe Paper Company for 23
years. He also was a member of Zion Fair
Missionary Baptist Church
Survivors include three daughters, Antoinette
Adams of Tallahassee, Inez Matthews of Seattle,
Wa., and Viletta Douglas of Kent, Wa; seven grand-
children; eleven great-grand children; one broth-
er-in-law, Fred Johnson of Crawfordville; and a
host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, April
16, at Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church.
Interment at Crawford Cemetery in Crawfordville.

Grover A. Clark
Grover A. Clark, 83, of Highland View, passed
away Wednesday, April 6, after an extended ill-
ness. Mr. Clark was a native of Sylvester, Ga., and
had been a resident of Highland View for the past
53 years. He served in the Army during WWII,

"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


retired from the state of Florida as a bridge tender
at the Highland View Bridge, and was a butcher
for many years at Player's Supermarket and
Clark's Grocery. He also worked for Raffield's
Fishery.
He is survived by his wife, Ola Mae Clark of
Highland View; his children, Sandra Merritt, Ray
Clark, Edward Clark, Dianne Jones, and Ricky
Clark; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren;
and one sister, Mattie Lou Furney of Quitman, Ga.
The funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m.
ET Friday, April 8, at the Highland View Church of
God, conducted by the Rev. Tim Bailey.
The family requests for those who wish, to
make donations in his memory to Hospice of the
Emerald Coast, P. O. Box 150, Lynn Haven, FL
32444-4611.
All services were under the direction of the
Comforter Funeral Home.

Correction on Melvin Quinn, Sr. Obit
The following names were left out of the-:
Melvin Quinn, Sr. obituary: sister Sherry Quinn of
California and brother Michael Brown of Virginia.
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


Long Avenue Baptist Church

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
1601 Long Avenue Port St.Joe,FL
For More Information Call 229-8691
Worship on Sunday: Bible Study on Sunday: Worship on Wednesday:
10:30am and 7:00pm 9:15am and 6:00pm 7:00pm


mui .I ST CHURCH


Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m.
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by Keith L. Jones, CPA
There are some impor-
tant things that you need to
find out before you hire a
CPA. When interviewing a
prospective CPA, make sure
you get the answers to the
following specific questions:
Have you helped some-
one who has a similar situa-
tion? It makes common
sense and saves time and
money to work with a CPA
who has already dealt with
similar situations. Ask exact-
ly how they have dealt with
business issues similar to
yours.
Will you, a partner or
junior accountants service
my company and/or me? It
is not uncommon for some
CPA firms to train new asso-
ciates at the client's expense.
Make sure that you get what
you pay for.


hat You Need to Find Out Before You Hire a CPA


What services can you
provide me and what will be
the timing of your work?
Often, a CPA's work plan can
be more extensive and more
expensive than you might
expect. Get specifics about
what the CPA will do, what
you can expect it to cost, and
when it will be completed.
How do you calculate
your fees? It is essential to
discuss the CPA's fee struc-
ture in order to avoid friction
later. If a time-based system
is/lused, discuss the hourly
rate of the CPA and staff.
Discuss alternatives such as
value billing which base the
fes on a percentage of cer-
iain value realized from cre-
ating and helping to imple-
ment strategies.
Do you have any quick
:ideas on how you might be
; able to save me or my com-


pany money? An excellent
CPA should have sharp busi-
ness acumen and be cre-
ative. Such a question can
show whether the CPA can
call on his or her many skills
to. truly help your business
to increase profits, improve
productivity, trim costs,
enhance return on your
assets, and lower taxes.
Will you please tell me
about your practice, as well
as about your success and
failures? Let the CPA talk.
Open-ended questions can
elicit a wealth of information
and allow you to learn a lot
about the CPA's priorities,
risk-tolerance levels, and
personality characteristics,
all of which can be helpful in
measuring compatibility.
What can I do to help
with the work in order to
keep fees to a minimum? A


great deal of time can be
saved by you preparing infor-
mation beforehand. Find out
if your CPA is willing to work
with you in an effort to mini-
mize fees.
How will the results of
your work be communicated
to me? Some CPAs are more
comfortable with interactive
discussions and others pre-
fer written action reports.
Audit results Usually take
the form of an audit report,
and tax return preparation
yields tax returns. However,
this work can and should
lead to many suggestions by
the CPA on how to improve
operations, minimize taxes,
increase income, and cut
expenses.
Do you perceive any con-
flicts of interests? CPAs work
for dozens of businesses and
sometimes hundreds of indi-


Vision BancShares, Inc. Announces Stock Split


J. Daniel Sizem.re,
Chairman & CEO of Vision
Bancshares, Inc. announced
today that the Boajd of
Directors has approved a 2-
for-1 split of its outstanding
common stock to be effected
in the form of a 1-for-1 stock
dividend. The new shares
will be distributed on April
25 to shareholders of record
as of the close of business on
April 15. /
The stock .split will
increase the number of out-
standing shares of common
stock of the company from
3,026,404 to 6,052,808
shares. According to
Chairman Sisemore, the


Board's decision to declare
the stock split is reflective of
the strong performance of
the company and its com-
mon stock during the year
2004. Net income for the
twelve months ending
December 31, 2004 was
$1,189 thousand compared
to a $251 thousand loss for
the 12 months ending
December 31, 2003. During
2004, total assets grew $200
million, or 95%, to $410 mil-
lion at year-end. "I am
extremely pleased with the
Company's 2004 growth and
record earnings," said
Chairman Sizemore. "As we
increase in size and expand


our locations throughout the
Gulf Coast market, our mis-
sion remains focused on
delivering quality service to
our customers, increasing
profitability and maximizing
shareholder value."
Vision Bancshares, Inc.
was organized in July 1999
as a bank holding company
and is headquartered in
Panama City, Florida. It is
the parent company for
Vision Bank in Alabama, a
state banking corporation
organized under the laws of
the State of Florida. Vision
Bank, Alabama provides
general retail and commer-
cial banking services princi-


Flea Market to Raise Scholarship Funds


SThe Franklin/Gulf
County Retired Educators
Association (FG/REA) will
be holding; a flea market,
craft anc bake sale on
Saturday, April 16, from 9
a.m. to 2 p.m. at the
Eastpoiri Firehouse to raise
money for the FG/REA
Scholarship fund. Money


raised from this event will be
used to fund scholarships for
high school seniors.
This event will be an
opportunity for residents of
Gulf and Franklin counties
to buy many useful, one-of-
a-kind items at VERY REA-
SONABLE PRICES and have
their money contribute to


furthering the education of
high school seniors. Raffle
tickets for a $250 prize are
also available for this worth-
while cause. The raffle draw-
ing will take place at the fire-
house on April 16. For infor-
mation call Arlene at 697-
9790 or Marty at 927-2243.


Equine Management Seminar


Tle Gulf County
Extendion Service is spon-
sorinl an Equine
Management Seminar on
Tuesday, April 19. The semi-
nar vill start at 6 p.m. CST
and will be held at the


Michael Traylor Arena locat-
ed in the T.L. James Park.
Dr. Ed Johnson,
Specialist with University of
Florida/IFAS, will be the
guest speaker.
A hamburger dinner will


be served after the meeting.
For more information,
please contact the Gulf
County Extension Service at
639-3200 or 229-2909.:


pally to customers in
Baldwin County, Alabama
through its offices located in
Gulf Shores, Orange Beach,
Point Clear, Foley, Fairhope
and Elberta. Vision Bank,
Florida provides general
retain and commercial bank-
ing services to customers in
Bay County, Gulf County
and the panhandle of Florida
through its offices located in
Panama City, Panama City
Beach, Wewahitchka, Port
St. Joe and Port St. Joe
Beach.


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viduals. You should inquire if
any of your direct competi-
tion is represented by the
firm. If so, find out how this
or any other potential con-
flict of interest will be han-
dled.
Can you tell me how long
Syou have been licensed as a
Certified Public Accountant?
You should also inquire with
the State Board of
Accountancy to discover if
there have been any discipli-
nary actions entered.
Will our current
accounting system need to
be overhauled? Your internal
bookkeeping and cost-
accounting systems can be


time consuming and expen-
sive to alter. Find out up
front whether you can inte-
grate your system with the
CPA firm's systems.
How conservative or
aggressive are you in inter-
preting tax laws and regula-
tions, as well as accounting
and auditing standards? You
need to do business with
folks who think similar to
you. Save yourself the hassle
and be certain that your
accountant approaches your
books in the same way you
would.
Next week: Selling your
home


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110 Indiana Street, LanarkVillage 2361 Highwa. Q8 E. Luark \ village 226 Cenier Si. i.\cs. Di.. palachicola
directions: from Carrabelle Anchor directionss: from the Carrabelle Anchor \ Directions: from Apalachicola Anchor
fice continue on Hwy. 98 for approxi- J office travel east on Hwy. 98 for 6 miles. officee travel west on Hwy. 98, turn left


mently 4 miles. Home is on the left side
of highway. Look for balloons
Custom built waterview four bedroom, 3
bath home with 2,600 plus heated sq. ft.
plus finished basement, screened patio
room with pool. MLS#102461.
, Call Brian Fletcher at 850 528-3467.


House is on the left just as you pass the
marina. Big anchor sign in front.
Almost full acre water view lot across high-
way from boat ramp. New custom built
home. Three bedrooms, three baths, out-
side shower. MLS#104521.
Call Brenda Reese at 850 508-9808.


on 17th St., turn right onto Center St.
(Ave. D). House is eighth on the left.
Bright sunny cottage in quiet neighbor-
hood. Hardwood floors throughout house
and new paint. Great deck overlooks love-
ly backyard. MLS#104571.
Call Shelley Shepard at 850 653-6621.


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91 Avenue C, Apalachicola .*l Historic District 6'-. 6( Fifteenth Street, Apalachicola
Directions: from the Anchor Office in 67 Avenue D, Apalachicola birectons: from the Anchor Office in
Apalachicola travel west on Hwy. 98 one directions: from the Anchor office in palachicola travel west on Hwy. 98 for
block, turn left on 7th St. Go down two Apalachicola travel south o n 0.5 of a mile. Turn left on 15th St. House
c to Avenue C. Turn right on Ave. Apalachicola travel south on Hwy. 98,
blocks to Avenue C. Turn right on Ave. A o r e n Ho yi 9 is at the end of the block on the right.
C R is in th turn right on Fifth Street. Home is on the et t bero, o b h
C. Rogers is in the middle of the block corner of Fifth Street and Avenue D. Beautiful three bedroom, one bath home
Beautifully renovated three bedroom, two Rare historic architecture in home built in located in Southern Historic District of
bath all cypress cottage. Completely updat- 1846. Beautiful wood floors, 10 foot ceil Apalachicola. MLS#104311.
ed. Tastefully decorated. MLS#103832. wings, seven fireplaces. MLS#101501. Call Missy Miller at 850 899-4510.
CCall John L. Miller at 850 653-6548.


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High Tide Gulf front Gilchrist Gulf View Helms Gulf View
5291 Clipper Way, Cape San Bias i Magellan Street, St. Joe Bea ,t 8- Auger Ave., Beacon Hill
SDirections: from Port St. Joe travel, esa iDic 1 'ons: from St. Joe Beach ati rciLons from the St. Joe office travel
on Hwy. 98 to C-30A, veer right on C- 'Vtravel northwest on Highway 98. Turn f northwest on Hwy. 98 2.5 miles. Turn
30A. Travel 6.8 miles to C-30E. Turn right on Magellan Street. eight on Fryer Lane, then right on Auger
right on C-30E, travel to 6 miles to Charming heart pine cottage with office, Avenue. Street deadends in driveway.
Catamran Drive, turn left. Go the end screen porch, deck, backyard with land- Beautiful home built in 2000 on large lot
of Catamaran. High Tide is the first escaping and firepit. FabulousGulf views, with fantastic gulf views. No thru traffic.
home on the left on Clipper Way. can't get much closer without being on the Extensive landscaping/gardens. Beautiful
Lovely home with private walkover to beachfront! MLS#104611. homesire. MLS#103566.
beach. Two decks. MLS#103990. Call Michael Shores at 850 251-8081. Call Henry Flack at 850 832-5265 or
Call Donna Murray at 850 227-4546. Mary Flack at 850 832-5264.

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celebrate the surprise.
Everett is retired from
the St. Joe Paper mill and
Mildred is retired from
Florida Power. They still
reside in Port St. Joe.


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8048 Cape San Bias Rd
Cape San Bias, FL

850-227-7770





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Custom Home with a Gulf View.
Only 1/2 block from the beach. 3
BR/,3 BA, spa. Community Pool
and hot. tub. MLS# 104615
$650,000






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Seacliffs Townhomes Cape San
Bias. Two large luxury townhomes
each with a great gulf view. Each
with 4 BR / 4.5 Baths and a private
elevator. Gated community.
$595,000 each. MSL# 103273 &
103305






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Charming 1st Tier Unit
2BR/2BA located just steps, away
from the beach and
clubhouse/pool area. MLS#
104282 $450,000


LOTS AND
Bayview lot on Highway
Palm Breeze Lots Start
Seagrass First Tier
Sunset Point Lot-
Garrison Aveniie Lot


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Currently available for
adoption at the Humane
Society are: Gee Gee, small
female terrier (pictured);
Sadie, female Setter puppy;
Jetta, beautiful lab/chow
cross female; Timber, very
nice yellow lab male; Tess,
very small female with
gold/white long-haired
puppy and three nice
lab/chow pups about three
months old.
Thunder, dark red/black
male long-haired pup about
a year old; a Siamese male,
stub tale and already
neutered; Sedona, deep red
female pup about seven
months old; Socks, nice male
kitty, seven months old,
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"Berry Special Steak


Dinner" Fundraiser


VFW Post 10069 and its
auxiliary are pleased to be a
part of the American Cancer
Society Relay for Life in Gulf
County. In keeping with the
theme of this year's event,
"It's all about the 80's", they
have chosen "Strawberry
Shortcake" and her friends
as their theme. The VFW
"Berry Bunch" will be pre-
senting a "Berry Special


110 Barrier Dunes
Cape San Bias, FL

850-227-3200


CoastalRealtyInfo.com


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.





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Great Rental History. 2BR/2BA
unit has unobstructed view of Gulf.
MLS# 104384 $399,000




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Open Floor Plan. Brick Home
Sitnh great landscaping, fenced
yard, pool, cathedral ceilings.
3BR/2BA, eat-in kitchen and
more. Only $329,000


GREAT Rental History.
2BR/2BA, nicely decorated unit
with FANTASTIC view of the
Gulf. MLS# 104353 $450,000


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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 fac-
ing beach. MLS# 103750
$1,200,000





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Located in the Heart of Barrier
Dunes. Well-maintained unit
3BR/3.5BA with many extras
including hurricane shutters.
MLS# 104080 $492,000


Steak Dinner", featuring
Kenny Wood, on Saturday,
April 30, from. 5:00 to 7:00
p,m. at the VFW Post,
Highland View. Tickets are
available at the Post. The
cost will be $10.00. All pro-
ceeds go to the American
Cancer Society Relay for Life.
For more information please
call 229-6829.

Poetry Contest


Seeking PSJ Entrants
The Talent Literary Guild
is sponsoring an amateur
poetry contest, free to every-
one. There are 50 prizes in.
all, including a $1,000 grand
prize.
"We are delighted to
sponsor this contest," says
Thomas Grey, Poetry
Director. "Poets deserve
opportunities to exhibit their
work and get recognition. We
hope our contest will encour-
age new poets to share their
art."
To enter, send one poem
21 lines or less: Free Poetry
Contest, 1257 Siskiyou Blvd,
#W4, Ashland, Or 97520.
You may also enter online at
www.freecontest.com.
Poems may be written on
any subject, using any style.
The deadline for entering is
April 30. The editors reserve
the right to publish the win-
ning poems online. A win-
ner's list will be sent to all
entrants.


Weston Shane Amerson and Cartne Nicole Hoover


Hoover & Amerson Engaged


Harold and Shavonn
Hoover, and Manuel and
Trezia Griffin, both of Port
St. Joe, are pleased to
announce the engagement
and forthcoming marriage.of
their daughter, Cortne Nicole
Hoover, to Weston Shane
Amerson, son of the late
Michael Amerson, of Jasper,.
Florida, and Michael and
Theresa Croft of
Wewahitchka.
Cortne is the grand-
daughter of Cicero and the
late Virginia. Hoover of
Panama City: Clyde and
Marilyn Huddleston of,
Marietta, Ohio, and LaRue
Huddleston. of Wewahitchka.
Weston is the grandson of
the late Clyde Amerson;
Ruth and James Corbett,
and Geneva and the late


Rolandgoper, of Jasper.
The bride-elect, a 2003
graduate 'ofz.:Wewahitchka;-
High schooll, ..currently,
attends Florida ., .State,
Universitywhere.she is. pur-I:
suing a degep in Psychology .i
Cortne is employed by Father
SFlanagan's: Girls and Boys
Town. of N.rth Florida in.-
Tallahassee.x. ,
The proslictive groom, a':
2002 Hamilton rCounty High:
School graduate; is employed ,
v'ith Tauhto ;, Truss of i
Wewahitehka .! : -I.
The wedding ceremony.
will take place beachside on;
Saturday, Septenber 3 at
7:30 p.m. (EST) on Cape San
'Blas. A reception th-site mill
follow\ immned.ia\ely. A" ll
friends and family ere invited
to attend.


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cats already spayed or
neutered and ready to
go.Please go see!
For more information,
contact the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society at 227-1103
or visit the Humane Society's
web site at www.sjbhumane-
society.org.
The St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society would like
to extend a special thanks
Mike Grabarek, former
owner of Nature's Perfect
Foods, for his generous
donation of $10,000 to the
Humane Society in his wife's
memory. The donation will
be put towards erecting the
new facility, slated to begin
construction in May.


Everett and Mildred
Owens were married on April
15, 1955 at First Baptist
Church in Port St. Joe. They
celebrated their anniversary
with a surprise dinner at'
Butler's Restaurant'gi~en by
their children. Numerous


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Local Soldier Returning Home i


A current Gulf County
resident is coming home
after serving his country in
Hanau, Germany for the past
14 months.
The deployment started
on November 1, 2003, as sol-
diers of the Missouri Army
National Guard's Alpha


Battery 1-129t- Field
Artillery was notified of an
impending deployment to a
theater later to be deter-
mined as Germary.
: Soldiers of the 129th
Field Artillery soon realized
they would not ieed to bring
their 155mm lowitzers on
this mission, but rather
trade in their cannons for
9mm pistols is they would
be retrained and assume
Military Police duties in com-
munities throughout
Germany. This news


shocked most soldiers, as
reclassifying an entire mili-
tary unit had never been
triec.
*For one soldier, Corporal
David A. Ashbrook this news
was welcomed. As a former
Military Police officer, recent-
ly retained as a computer


operator for the Field
Artillery, CPL Ashbrook
knew that his experience
would benefit his unit and
the Army National Guard,
his only regret was having to
leave his wife Joy Ashbrook
(Joy works for Nautical
Mortgage in Mexico Beach)
behind.
While deployed in the
city of Hanau, Germany, CPL
Ashbrook distinguished him-
self as a leader and an out-
standing Military Police
Officer. During his first


month of Military Police
duty, CPL Ashbrook earned
the distinction of the 414th
Base Support Battalion and
104th Area Support Group
MP of the month out of 1,000
military Police Officers.
Further accomplishments
included representing the
129th Military Police
Company at a Europe-wide
land combat expo where CPL
Ashbrook fielded question
pertaining to the 129th
Military Police Company's
role in war against global ter-
rorism. For his outstanding
knowledge and appearance,
CPL Ashbrook was presented
with awards from Major
General Dempsy,
Commander of the 1st
Armored Division and the
commander of the 527th
Military Police Company.
CPL Ashbrook's continued
successes as a Military Police
Officer in cases ranging from
traffic violations to domestic
violence and suicides earned
CPL Ashbrook the respect of
his' peers and subordinates
as well as the Army
Commendation Medal.
CPL Ashbrook and his
wife, Joy Ashbrook, perma-
nently moved to Gulf County
during a short leave this
summer giving up the cold
winters of the Midwest. CPL
Ashbrook will be returning to
Gulf County in a different
role. He will be trading in his
pistol for a pen and using it
to write contracts in real
estate. He will be a Sales
Consultant for Coldwell
Banker Forgotten Coast
Realty.


News From Bay St. Joseph




Care & Rehabilitation Center


Ba3St. Joseph Care &
Rehabilitation Center is
happy o welcome Bobbie Lee
Hestel Dietary Aide;
Charlitte Neel,. C N A;
Annete Porter, C N A;
Antw)ne Allen, Dietary Aide;
Molli Grifin, LPN; Tikila
Waler, C N A; Joseph
Abreica, LPT; April Rester,
LPN Erica Russell, Dietary
Aide Jamie Scrtiggs, LPN;
andBeata Wolf, Dietary Aide
to cr home team.
Project Bloom, Phase 1 is
986 complete. Photo will fol-
!qi upon completion in a few
weeks. Once again, thanks


to all who donated. REMEM-
BER, IT IS NOT TOO LATE
TO DONATE. There are still
three phases to go and room
left on the "Dedication
Board."
The Activity Department
bakes wonderful cookies on
Mondays and Wednesdays.
They are planning to do
some baking on Fridays that
directly involve residents in
the preparation of new
delights. They have request-
ed some fun and simple
recipes. Please mail yours in
or better yet, stop by.
All of the new furniture


has arrived and has been
distributed to each room.
Housekeeping, and Marketing
are going to make one room
into a "model room" for tour-
Sing purposes. The availabili-
ty of a model room will
enable supervisors, even on
the weekend, to show a room
with no trouble.
As Bay St. Joe continues
to grow, they welcome and
encourage the community to
come by for a visit. This is
our home and,we are proud
of it.


Road Trip to the Ca


People of all ageswill be
boarding a bus as Gulf
countyy residents take a road
rip to Tallahassee for
ambassadors for Aging Day,
a celebration of successful
living, on Wednesday, April
27..
The annual event is
hosted by the Florida
Department of Elder Affairs
and offers a day about advo-
cacy, retirement trends, pre-
scription drugs, long-term
care options, intergenera-
tional programs, and tech-
nology available to assist
caregivers. This event offers


something for everyone aind
is by ho ineans limited to
senior citizens. Midlifers,
Baby Boomers and the sand-
wich generation-will find the
day of interest.
If you have aging par-
ents, or if you are approach-
ing senior citizenship, this is,
an opportunity to make your
concerns heard, to learn new
skills for coping with issues
of aging for yourself or for
elderly parents or to bend
the ear of a legislator.
Have fun with a purpose:
Tai Chi, Brain Gym, belly
dancing, exercises, driving


Carnival April 13-16


at Wewahitchka Old Gym

There will be a carnival Purchase a $12 armband
sponsored by the North Gulf and rideall rides. Armbands
County School district PTO will be good through all
starting April 13 and lasting ,,
strtugh April 13 and lasting hours the carnival is open.
The carnival will be full Join the fun this week-
of rides, games, food, enter- end at the old gym on
tainment and fun for all. Highway 71 in Wewahitchka.


safety, complimentary health
screenings, exhibitors, music
and dancing, fashion shows,
walking tours, great
Floridians films, museum
exhibits.
Wear comfortable cloth-
ing and shoes, bring sun-
screen, hat, rain poncho and
dress in layers.
This excellent day-trip is
a great bargain at only $5
(over age 60) or $8 (under 60)
and includes round-trip bus
fare, lunch and event ticket.
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens bus will leave the
Port St. Joe Community and
Senior Center at 8:00 a.m.
(EDT), make a stop in
Wewahitchka to pick up
additional riders, and will
meet up with thousands of
Ambassadors at the Capitol
Complex in Tallahassee
around 10:00 a.m. Or, bring
your own car to convoy with
us!
Bus tickets are limited
so make your reservation
today. Call Sara at Gulf
County Senior Citizens, 229-
8466.


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

at Rachel Browning,
Agent
After Hours:
850-229-8704
S Mobile:
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Bayfront lot on Marnie's
Island $535,000

BAYVIEW lot on Cape San
Bias $345,000

MEXICO BEACH commer-
cial lot on HWY 98
$425,000

Overstreet Tremont
Estates $115,000


HIGH TRAFFIC commercial cor-
ner lot on HWY 98 in MEXICO
BEACH with endless possibilities.
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OiTFiSING


BAYFRONT on Cape San
Bias Large 100'x500'
deep water access
$989,000

Park Pointe Subdivision
$449,000

High Traffic Commercial
lot located on the corner
of Hwy 98 & Hwy 71
Offered @ $1,200,000


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





Gulf Front Lot on Cape I
San Bias with gorgeous
views $949,000
Lanark Beach interior lot
$115,000
2.2 acre RIVERFRONT lot
in Carabbelle Beach
$399,000 **
Scenic Hwy C30 interior
lot $459,000


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The Star,'Port St. Joe, FL 9 Thursday, April 14, 2005 9B


Establishedl 1937 o Se~rving Gulf county arnd surrounding areas for 67 years








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VPD Inhe 5tar, rFot It. Joe, rL 9 usiy /p 11'/ rV


Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years


Third Annual St. Joseph Bay Cleanup and Kayak Festival

Happy Ours Kayak & festival continues to grow as Everyone enjoyed the day Children under 18 in si ".''" \Y
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EMERALD
TURF SALES
Mike Halley, Owner


C... anoe uutpost anu d the uul
S, County Chamber of
Commerce are hosting the
third annual St. Joseph Bay
Cleanup and Kayak Festival
on Saturday, May 14. This
event is being held in con-
junction with the National
River Cleanup Week which
was founded in 1992 to help
keep America's waterways
clean.
Held annually on the
second Saturday in May, this


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850/643-7411
850/674-9188


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

229-6665
Dr. Burton S. Schuler, Podiatrist


You too can have an investment
in paradise with the

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For more details on this. other interest-only
products and Construction Perms. please contact:
Chollet Ramsey, Account Executive
850.927.4812
chollet.ramsey@bankofamerica.com


the weather s lines on tne
warm waters of the Bay while
friends and family wade,
paddle and dive for trash.
The three outfitters on the
Bay are offering their kayaks
free to responsible adults for
the cleanup, and area spon-
sors have donated some fab-
ulous prizes. Presnell's
Bayside Marina and St.
Joseph Peninsula State Park
are waiving ramp fees for
boats that wish to launch at
their facilities on the day of
the festival.
We will repeat the layout
from last year since it
seemed to work so well.


anai wj.enL inome wIIuI aL UaL
one prize or give-away. The
cleanup will begin at 9:00
a.m. Eastern Time on
Saturday, May 14, and con-
clude at noon with prizes
being awarded for most trash
collected, and most unusual
piece of trash. A raffle for
prizes donated by our spon-
sors will take place at Happy
Ours at noon. Finally, kayak
races will begin at 2:00 PM.
This was a highlight of the
festival last year. Prizes
donated by our sponsors will
be awarded to the winner in
each of the following divi-
sions:


lgiWmen iay s(oingle kay
Women in single kayaks
Men in single kayaks
Seniors aged 60 and
older in single kayaks (both
genders)
Teams of two in tandem
kayaks (any age and gender).
For further information,
please contact Debbie or Dan
VanVleet at 'Happy Ours
Kayak & Canoe Outpost, 775
Cape San Bias Road, (850)
229-1991; or the Gulf
County Chamber of
Commerce in Port St. Joe at
S(850) 227-1223.


Migratory Bird Day Open Houi Tours


St. Vincent National
Wildlife Refuge will conduct
staff-guided refuge tours
May 11, 12 and 13 to cele-
brate Migratory Bird Day.'
Many neotropical migratory


birds are declining due to
fragmentation of breeding
habitat in North America and
loss of winter habitat in the
Caribbean, Central America
and South America.,


Participants will have the
opportunity to become better.
acquainted with their refuge
and its varied wildlife and
wildlife habitats.
One tour will be con-


Scholarship Money Available


The Florida Peanut
Producers Association is
pleased to announce the
opening, of their 2005
Scholarship Award Program,
effective April 1.
Two $1,200 scholarships
will be awarded to deserving
high school seriior and/or
college students. The win-
ners must be the son or
daughter of an actively pro-
ducing peanut grower, not
necessarily a member of the
FPPA. It is the .intent of the
Scholarship Award
Committee, however, that
the award recipients attend a
Florida junior college or four-
year university.
Each winner will receive
U


$600 when the scholarship
winners are announced. The
remaining $600 will be
awarded after the completion
of one semester and docu-
mentation of passing grades
is submitted to the FPPA
office.
"The Florida Peanut
Producers Association is
committed to helping further
the education of young peo-
ple in Florida and the schol-
arship program is evidence of
our commitment," said Ken
Barton Executive Director of


the FPPA.
"The FPPA welcomes all
applicants. The final selec-
tion will be made by the com-
mittee and all applicants will
be notified by mail, as will
the scholarship winners,"
said Barton.
For an application, con-
tact the FPPA office at 2741
Penn Ave. Suite 1, Marianna,
FL 32488 or call (850) 526-
2590.
FPPA Scholarship appli-
cations must be postmarked
no later than July 1, 2005.


ducted daily May 11, 12, and
13 (Weinesday through
Friday). Tie tours are sched-
uled to lave the Refuge's
Indian Pass boat dock at
8:00 a.m., E.D.T. and will
return at approximately 1:00
p.m., E.D.T Transportation
across Indiai Pass will be
provided for participants of
the staff-guidtd tours.
Those wishing to partici-
pate must male reservations
by phone at 150-653-8808
beginning on April 25.
Reservations wil be limited
to four individuals per group.
As a reminder, the
Refuge is open tcthe public
year-round during daylight
hours except during hunt
periods and Irescribed
burns and/or wildfires.
Special permits )r prior
notice are not required to
visit. Transportation to the
Refuge is the responsibility
of the visitor when not in
conjunction with a specific
refuge activity.
On March 14, 1903,
President Roosevelt setaside
Pelican Island in Sebatian,
Florida as America's firs fed-
eral wildlife sanctuary.
Thanks to his courageous
effort, Americans now lave
95 million acres to call tleir
own in 540 very speal
places around the county.
These lands the Natioial
Wildlife Refuge System -
remain today as Americas
only network of federal lans
dedicated to wildlife conse:
ovation.
"Our mission is working
with others to conserve, pro
tect; and enhance fish,
wildlife, and plants and their
habitats for the continuing
benefit of the American peo-
ple."

S PORT
ST.
JOE


.Middle

School News


Port St. Joe Elementary and
Wewahitchka Elementary
Thursday, April 14, beef-
a-rom. salad, salad dressing,
roll, fruit cocktail and milk.
Friday. April 15 thru Friday,
April 21 no school.
Port St. Joe Middle and
Port St. Joe High School
Thursday, April 14, beef-


a-roni, salad, salad dressing,
roll, fruit cocktail and milk.
Friday, April 15 thru Friday,
April 21 no school.
Wewahitchka Middle and
Wewahitchka High School
Thursday, April 14, beef-
a-roni, salad, salad dressing,
roll, fruit cocktail and milk.
Friday, April 15 thru Friday,
April 21 no school.


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123W. Gulf Beach Dr. 71 Market St. 1252 Cape San Bias Rd.
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R o R ty 800- 974-2666 888- 419-2555 877- 512-9366
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ST. GEORGE ISLAND BEACHFRONT "Bernot
House," 2128 Palmetto Way. Incredible 5BR/6BA,
-2288 +/- sq. ft. home offers two master suites, each
with deck and whirlpool, hardwood floors in kitchen
and living area, fireplace, game room; wrap-around
decks offer great views of Gulf.
MLS#104747............... ........... ... $3,195,000


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APALACHICOLA "Bryant House," Two properties
included in this deal! Incredible Queen Anne style
4BR/4.5BA, 3536 +/- sq. ft. home offers multiple fire-
places, in-house sprinkler system. Additional 4BR cot-
tage on adjacent lot. (Main house can be purchased
separately for $495,000.) MLS#104531 ........$720,000


ST. GEORGE ISLAND BEACH ACCESS "Bird ST. GEORGE ISLAND BAYFRONT "Gone
Watcher," 1420 Bayberry Lane. Extraordinary Fishin'," 1739 E. Gulf Beach Dr. Fantastic 4BR/2BA,
2+BR/3BA, 1440 +/- sq. ft. Plantation home on approx. 1392 +/- sq. ft. home in very private Bayfront setting
1.4 acre private sanctuary surrounded by lush vegeta- on East End of island offers 2 porches, one screened
tion. Home offers 2 masters, fireplace, screened gaze- with view of heated pool, dock. Great investment
bo. MLS#104958...........................;..............$799,000 opportunity! MLS#104561.... $1,150,000


APALACHICOLA "Mosley Home," 244 Paradise CAPE SAN BLAS BEACHFRONT "Kradels
Lane. Enjoy comfortable country living in this Home," 575 Secluded Dunes Dr. Impeccable design
3BR/2.5/BA, 1800 +/- sq. ft. home on approx. two in this 4BR/4.5BA, 3633 +/- sq. ft. home! Features
include 3 masters, each facing the water, high ceil-
fenced acres. Features include fireplace, mother-in- ings, hardwood floors, Kohler fixtures, elevator shaft
law quarters, wrap-around porch. for future use, magnificent views.
MLS#104663............................ ..........$339,000 MLS#104967...................................... $2,650,000


LAND OFFERINGS: St. George Island Gulf View Lot 9, Block 80, Unit 5, approx. 100' frontage x 1-50', MLS#104915.................$439,000
SAlligator Point Lot 4, Block B, Hidden Harbor, 1.57 acres MOL. MLS#104866.......................................... $445,000
Cape San Bias Beachfront Lot 13, Sunset Pointe Block A, approx. 77' frontage x 209', MLS#104914........$1,700,000

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Students who wish to
apply to become a member of
the Beta Club may pick up
an application in the front
office. You must have a 3.5
GPA and minimum/minor #
of discipline referrals. Turn
in your applications to Mrs.
Nixon.
8th grade, students who
wish to play high school foot-
ball may sign up in the mid-
dle school office.
School will not be held
April 18-22 due to Spring
Break.
Progress reports for this
grading period will be sent
home on Monday, April 25.
If you would like to schedule
a parent/teacher conference,
please call 227-3211.
The last day of school for
students is Wednesday, May
25.
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Jillian Blackman Receives Top Honor


Jillian Blackman
received a special honor on
Saturday for her violin per-
formance at the North
Florida String Festival, held
on the FSU campus in
Tallahassee.
She was graded as excel-
lent in all categories.
In addition to that rat-
ing, 'she was also given the


Honor Award.
This award is given at
the discretion of the judge. It
indicated "the best conceiv-
able performance," according
to information released by
festival officials. "An Honor
Award indicates a level of
performance that is rare and
uncommon given the age of
the student and/or the


length of study."
She was one of only
three students to receive this
award.
Jillian is a senior at
Florida High and plans to
attend college after gradua-
tion.
Jillian has been playing
violin for several years with
the Florida High orchestra


and performed at several
functions around the area.
She is the daughter of
Bill and Susan Blackman of
Havana and the grand-
daughter of Kathleen
Blackman and the late Rev.
Woodrow of Wewahitchka,
also Mr. F. E. Trammell and
the late Mrs. Trammell, for-
merly of Port St. Joe.


Port St. Joe High School

Class of 1985 Reunion


n


Port St. Joe High School
Class of 1985 is planning
their 20th Class Reunion for
the weekend of July 1-2. If
you are interested in helping-
coordinate the reunion or
know how to contact an,
alumnus of '85, please con-


(850) 229-8251.
Also, any faculty mem-
ber .of Port St. Joe
Elementary from 1972-1979
or a teacher at Port St. Joe
High School from 1979-1985
is cordially invited to attend
on Friday, July 1, at 6:00 at


Last spring, as a part of
a media center class study of
slavery in the United States,
the fifth grade class read the
Deborah Hopkinson's book
Sweet Clara and the
Freedom. Quilt. The book
became the inspiration for
the class to make their own
quilt. This grew into a two-
school-year project! After
choosing a pattern and fab-
ric, the fifth graders learned
to cut fabric strips with a
rotary cutter and sew them
together on the sewing
machine. This spring, as
sixth graders, the class com-


pleted the project. Til''
batting and backinl :i:im'
spray glued them io !i i ,
pleted quilt top, qutil.h i
the sewing machli::. ,;
stitched on the .i-
Each student who ehaJ .
in the project put iteir n:.
graph on the quilt.
This colorful hand-mu!r :
quilt could be your! 't
.sixth grade class will beI, :s.-
ing raffle tickets for SI ea2:1 ;
as a fundraiser for il:
graduation. The quillh is o
display in the Wewahitcli-hk
Elementary School MiVedia
Center.


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Peacebuilders For the

Week of April 11 15
Front Row from Left: Pre-K-Janiyah Spires; Kindergarten-
Robert Jones; 1st Grade-Nakeasha Hills (hot pictured).
Back Row from Left: 2nd Grade-Billy Quaranta; 3rd
Grade-Cailyn LaPlante; 4th Grade-Carley Clements; 5th Grade-
Alex King.


125 Bellamy Circle
4BR/2BA home. 2000 sq. ft. Spacious family room with cedar
walls. Beautiful fireplace. Large trees in quiet neighborhood.
MLS#104751 $189,900
SniF P.'n S Joe Cape San Bias Indian Pass Al1eico Beach & Surrounding
i ri .: 'Ontalct u toi information on ani AL5 liled properntf
Mi&c ariand, Realtor Associate
850-229-6153
Tom Todd, Broker/Owner a,
RTciin Teddd
S 227-1501 or 800-876-2611 I al,
2720 CR-30. Port St. Joe, FI 32456 1.,h ,


2109 Palm Ave.
La.rg.e 3 1 I-.nme on oversized lovely lot Remodeling in progress
Hcr.. ,:.:.id floors carpet kit Appliances, cabinets and counter
lop: rind tile floor In-ground pool MLS#103993 $329,000.
.,rf t il Pun 1 JOe Cape Sanr Bias Indian Pass, Mevco Beach & Surrounding
Areas. Contact us for information on any MLS listed property!
Bo Pearce, Broker Associate

Evenings: 850-229-9432
Tom Todd, Broker/Owner
227-1501 or 800-876-2611 | -l |dd
2720 CR-30, Port St. Joe, FI 32456 ~ ."- L-


tact Angel Barbee at abar- the high school. For more
bee@gulf.kl2.fl.us or call information, call Angel at
Port St. Joe High School at PSJHS..

' Early Dismissal for


Gulf County Schools
There will be early dis- 11:30
missal for the upcoming Port St. Joe Elementary:


Spring Break holidays.
School will be dismissed
early on' Friday April 15.
Elementary school breakfast
will be served on April 15,
but lunch will not be served.'
Have a safe and happy holi-
day!
The following is the bus
schedule for early dismissal:
Port St. Joe (ET)
North Port St. Joe:


11:35
Port St. Joe Middle
School: 11:50
Port St. Joe High School:
12:00
Wewahitchka (CT)
Main Street Site (WE):
11:45
Linton Site (WES): 11:50
Wewahitchka High
School: 12:00


Beacon Mill1
Two Beacon Hill lots and mobile home. 9156 Olive Ave, 2 bed-
room, 1 bath mobile home (14x56) on two 50x100 ft lots, Screened
Front Porch, Nice storage shed in back. Great Investment!
MLS#102616.
Serving Port St. Joe, Cape San Bias, Indian Pass, Mexico Beach & Surrounding
Areas. Contact us for information on any MLS listed property!
Alberta Howell Bulkley, Realtor Associate

850-647-3895
Tom Todd, Broker/Owner
56 Tom Todd
227-1501 or 800-876-2611 alt
2720 CR-30, Port St. Joe, Fl 32456 .- RRLEth Br" .


St. Joseph Bay Country Club. Beautiful 3/3 located on 8th tee.
Vaulted ceiling, large living room, fireplace and screened porch.
Exceptionally furnished. MLS#103624. $525,000.
Serving Port St. Joe, Cape San Bias, Indian Pass, Mexico Beach & Surrounding
Areas. Contact us for information on any MLS listed property!


Perry McFarland,


Bo Pearce,


Realtor Associate Broker Associate
Evenings: 850-229-6153 Evenings: 850-227-4607
Tom Todd, Broker/Owner
227-1501 or 800-876-2611
2720 CR-30, Port St. Joe, Fl 32456


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Cape San Bas Bayfront lot (two -
101'x509 Over an acre per lot. Significorant X zone, -
homesites with good water. MLS#-104662 $, 1, 1
Serving Port St. Joe, Cape Sdn Bas dauI n Pass. m f i r *a.H I .,
Areas. Contact us for inlormacin on any. MLS ilsfeid p[fnlii \
Tom Graney, Realtor Associate

Evenings: 850-647-3736
Tom Todd, Broker/Owner
227-1501 or 800-876-2611
2720 CR-30, Port St. Joe, Fl 32456


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CAPE SAN BLAS
bedroom / 2.5 bath. Gulf and bay access. New roof and inte,-
paint. Many upgrades. LOMA (house in "X" zone). Sun deck.
Master bath w/Jacuzzi. MLS# 103499.
Serving PortSt. Joe, Cape San Bias, Indian Pass, Mexico Beach &: ,.
Areas. Contact us for information on any MLS listed property!
Bo Pearce, Realtor Associate

(Owner) Evenings: 850-229-9430
Tom Todd, Broker/Owner
227-1501 or 800-876-2611
2720 CR-30, Port St. Joe, Fl 32456


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Ask-A-Principal Hotline Invites Questions


Anyone can speak
directly, but anonymously,
with a school principal or
school psychologist on April
17, 18 and 19 when the
National Association of
Elementary School
Principals (NAESP) holds its
16th annual Ask-A-Principle
Hotline. It's a yearly, toll-free
phone and e-mail service in
English and Spanish for par-
ents, grandparents or any-
one with a question to ask


about schools, children and
education.
Approximately 125 edu-
cators will staff the phones
and computer terminals
while they are attending
NAESP's annual convention.
Their purpose is to ease diffi-
culties and encourage con-
structive communication
between schools and fami-
lies. Family members who
are curious, troubled or sim-
ply need some reassurance


regarding their children's
education may speak confi-
dentially with a principal or
get specialized advice from a
school psychologist from the
National Association of
School Psychologists (NASP).
Call toll-free, 1-800-944-
1601, or e-mail the Hotline
by accessing www.naesp.org
during the following days
and times in your area.
(Note: computer users may
also e-mail on Saturday,


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3625 Cape San Bias Road
Cape Isle Preserve
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Sunday, April 17: 1 to 7
p.m. EST; 12 noon to 6 p.m.
CST.
Monday, April 18: 7 a.m.
to 7 p.m. EST; 6 a.m. to 6
p.m. CST.
Tuesday, April 19: 7 a.m.
to 1 p.m. EST; 6 a.m. to
Noon CST.
Co-sponsored by the
National Association of
Elementary School
Principals, AOL@School,
Family Circle magazine and
the National Association of
School Psychologists, the
Hotline averages more than
1,000 calls each year from
the continental U.S., Hawaii,
Alaska and Canada. Callers
ask about a variety of topics,
including children's reading
problems, school discipline,
special education policies,
testing, learning difficulties,


kindergarten entrance and
school safety. Calls on any
subject are welcome.-
The 2005 Hotline origi-
nates from Baltimore, MD,
where approximately 5,000
K-8 principals will attend the
NAESP annual convention.
Educators volunteer in two-
hour shifts. Callers may also
request free copies of parent-
friendly brochures one dis-


cusses children's fears and
another outlines the charac-
teristics of high-quality ele-
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National Association of
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Principals serves 30,000 K-8
educators in the United
States, Canada and over-
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PSJ Elementary School


Honor Roll Correction


The following children
were left off of the honor roll
last week:
AB Honor Roll: 4th
grade
Ethan Balestracci,


Simone Barnwell and Javarri
Beachum.
A Honor Roll: 5th
grade
Britney Rich.


Career Week Activities




at PSJ Elementary

Career Week will be ."
observed at Port St. Joe
Elementary April 11-15. To
kick off this week, a coloring
and writing contest was held
for students to tell about
what careers they would like
to choose. The winners from .
each grade level are shown in
the pictures. During the MI
week, several people from the
community will be visiting
the school to share informa-
tion about their careers. The I -
students are also collecting .
pennies to contribute to the -
Gulf County Scholarship ;4 ...
Program.


PUBLIC. NOTICE

A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. EST,
and at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, April 26, 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 following:

1. Approve Minutes March 15, 2005
2. LDR Revision Committee Report.
3. Variance Howard & Sally Anderson Encroaching 2'6" into side setback Parcel ID #03798-055R .14 acres in Section 31,
Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida Subject to all development regulation required by Gulf County, Florida.
4. Small Scale Land Use Change Jon Mark Harrell Parcel ID #04246-050R Changing .87acres of Agricultural to Residential Low
Density. Subject to all development regulation required by Gulf County.
5. Final Plat Approval Waters Edge East S & D Development Parcel ID #06315-000R & 06315-005R 9.87 acres in Section 23,
Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 5 unit development subject to all development regulation
required by Gulf County.
6. Final Plat Approval Piney Woods Beach II Parvey Development Corp- Parcel ID #06288-015R 13.11 acres in Section 22,
Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 39 unit development subject to all development regulation
required by Gulf County.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Preliminary Plat Approval Cape Isle Preserve Phase II & III Tim Dobson Parcel ID #06268-310R, #06268-251R 5.47 acres in
Section 20, Township 9 South, Range 11West, Gulf County, Florida, 6 maximum 8 unit development subject to all development
regulations required by Gulf County.
10. WindMark Beach DO/PDP.
11. Comprehensive Plan/EAR Update.
12. Revisions to LDR and Subdivision Ordinance.
13. 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.


PUBLIC NOTICE


The Gulf County Enterprise Zone Development
Agency will meet Thursday, April 21, 2005, at
12:00 noon, E.D.T. in Room 307 of the Robert M.
Moore Administration Building, Gulf County
Courthouse Complex.

The public is welcome to attend



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News Column
Faith Christian School


School will be dismissed
on April, 15, at noon for all
students. This is the begin-
ning of spring break at Faith
Christian, and we are wish-
ing or beautiful, warm
weat1ir. Our return date is
Monday, April 25.
The spring clean up was
postponed until April 29 and
30. ,We will plan to do yard
work, maintenance, and"
painting on Friday, 4:00 p.m.
until 7:00 p.m., and on
Saturday from 8:00 a.m.
until 12:00 noon. We want
to be ready for a ground-
breaking ceremony 'on
Sunday, May 1 for our new
building program.
Faith Christian students
have been taking the
Stanford 10 Achievement
Tests this past week. These
tests are used by theadmin-
istraton to determine where
we should expend our ener-
gies in our curriculum. We
use an untimed testing for-
mat in all areas except the
OLSAT 8 ability test which


measures the cognitive abili-
ties in verbal and nonverbal
skills. Untimed testing takes
some of the pressure off the
students. Parents are sent
home a note about testing
before it begins, and reports
are available to them at the
end of May. Reports are sim-
plified and color-enhanced
for readability and under-
standing.
The subtests include
every area in the students
learning achievement
according to the grade test-
ed. Reading measures the
spectrum of important read-
ing components from rec-
ognizing sounds to word
identification and from
vocabulary skills to compre-
hension. Mathematics
assesses number sense and
operation patterns, relation-
ships, reasoning, and prob-7
lem solving, as well as alge-
bra, geometry, measure-
ment, data, statistics, and
probability.
The language subtest


measures achievement in
applying the principles that
form effective writing -from
word and sentence level
skills to whole composition
features. The spelling test
accesses objectives based on
the phonetic and structural
principles taught at each
grade level.
The science test covers
life science, earth science,
physical science, and the
nature of science including
problem solving and basic
inquiry. The subtest for his-
tory assessment focuses on
the history of the United
States, the history of
Western civilization, and the
history of non-western peo-
ples and societies. World
geography knowledge is test-
ed, and the political science
component assesses the stu-
dents' basic understanding
of the U.S. system of govern-
ment. A listening skills test
and a Bible subtest on the
students' knowledge, com-
prehension and application
of God's Word are also given.
We hope that our stu-
dents have a wonderful
spring break. They deserve a
rest. We are all thankful for
the verse in Psalm 23:2, "He
maketh me to lie down in
green pastures, He leadeth
me beside the still waters."


Faith Christian School Honor Roll


All A's: 1st Grade
Emma Beightol, Kyle
Bouinaton. Reid Kennedy,
Jacqueline LaLuzerne,
Taylor Matincheck, Lael
Parker and TV Royal.
SA's and B's: 1st Grade
Kaleb Hamm, Halleigh
Keels and Chad Quinn.
AH A's: 2nd Grade
Caitlin Godwin.
A's and B's: 2nd Grade
SCoy Burke and Elisha
Yareen. )
Al A's: 3rd Grade
Laufen Costin, Allen
LJa\is. Morgan Kennington,
Danielle Matincheck,


Malachi Parker and Nick
Renfro.
A's and B's: 3rd Grade
Anthony Dykes,
Christian. Laine, Jarret
LaLuzerne, Lexie McGhee,
Katerina Nelson, Korie Othic
and Bethany Taylor.
All A's: 4th Grade
Marn' Caitlin Bouington,
Abagail Davis and Hayden
Renshaw.
A's and B's: 4th Grade
Justin Cothran, Daniel
Jones, Chase Royal and
Weston Sarmientp.
All A's: 5th Grade
Tiffany Burch, Trisha


Davidson and Erin Kennedy.
A's and B's: 5th Grade
Rachel Jones.
A's and B's: 6th Grade
Nate Taylor.
A's and B's: 7th Grade
Dillin McGhee and
rachel Thayer.
A's and B's: 8th Grade
Jammie Kennedy.
All A's: 9th Grade
Trevor Burch and Zach
Taylor.
All A's: 10th Grade
Ryan Taylor.
A's and B's: 10th
Grade
Sandy Hodges.


Sponsors Needed for Gulf County Education Celebrations


The Gulf County School
System would like to thank
the individuals and busi-
nesses who have agreed to
sponsor the May 2 End-of-
the'Year Celebration, to be
held at Port St. Joe High
School.
Major Sponsors:
Arizona Chemical
Company, Carpet Country,
First United Methodist
Church, Foundation for
Excellent Schools (St. Joe
Foundation)
Sponsors:
John Arnold Land
Development Co, Gaskin-
Grady Insurance Agency,
Inc.
Contributors:
Emerald Coast Federal
Credit Union, Windolf
Construction, Inc., First
Baptist Church of Port St.
Joe, Great Wall Restaurant,
Hannon Insurance Agency,
Dr. Frank D. May, Premier
Chemicals, Paul & Marlene
Sewell, Roberson &
Friedman, P.A., Certified
Public Accountants, St. Joe
Rent-All, Nursery & Supply,
The Bank Port St. Joe, Vision
Bank, Triple B Sports Supply
Donors:
Aline's Beauty Salon &
Merle Norman Studio,
Capital City Bank, Raffield
Fisheries, Inc., Tyndall
Federal Credit Union,
Alabama Contract Sales &
Brent Beard
In-Kind:
Ramseys' Printing &
Office Supplies, The STAR
Newspaper, St. Joe News
Network
The May 2 event will
honor all Gulf County School
System employees, including
teachers, staff, administra-
tion, custodians, mainte-
nance, and school food ser-
vice workers.
Employees will be treat-
ed to a special dinner in their
honor in the Port St. Joe
High School Commons Area,
and the event will conclude


with a concert by world-
renowned pianist Anthony
Burger in the gymnasium.
The Gulf County School
System is also planning a
Kick-off Appreciation
Celebration for all its
employees in August, at the
beginning of the school term.


Donations and sponsor-
ships are still being accepted
and are crucial to the suc-
cess of these morale-boost-
ing events.
For information on how
to become a sponsor, please
contact Mary Lou Cumbie at
the District Office, 229-8256.


World-renowned pianist Anthony Burger will perform at
the May 2 End-of-the-Year Celebration at Port St. Joe High
School.



SNORS A.T -CLASS

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INSTRUCTOR: Vickie D. Scheffer
"All you need is the willingness to learn, abide by a few simple
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COUIRsr: Fundamentals of Drawing &
Painting for Seniors
WNutNS Classes will be held twice a week
WrRr: Gulf County Senior Citizens &
Community Center
120 Library Drive, Port St. Joe
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"Secret Garden" Musical on April 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24


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musical "Secret Garden" on
April 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 and
24 in the Amelia Center
Theatre on campus. Friday
and Saturday performances
will take place at 7:30 p.m.
and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
The Tony award winning
musical, based on the classic
novel by Frances Hodgson
Burnett celebrates the heal-
ing power of love in a story
for the whole family. The
story is of Mary, the sole sur-
vivor of a cholera epidemic in
India, who is invited to live
with her uncle in England.
There she meets her cousin,
Colin, a sickly, melancholy
young boy whose mother has
passed away. During Mary's
explorations a bird magically
shows her the key to a long
locked garden. There she
meets a young boy named
Dickon, who introduces her
to the exquisite and mysteri-
ous qualities of the garden.
Mary and Dickon share this
with Colin, which helps him


to heal physically and spiri-
tually.
The cast features Sharon
Sossaman Carroll as Lily,
Savannah Swafford as Mary,
Larry Andrews as Archibald,
Stephen LaDow as Neville,
Kristen Pickrell as Martha
and Jameson Hammond as
Dickon. They are joined by a
cast of 25 additional per-


former, ages three to 82 and
a live orchestra. The show is
directed by Rosemarie
O'Bourke with musical direc-
tion by Rusty Garner. Set
and lighting are by Carmen
Gomez.
Tickets are $10 for
adults and $5 for children
and are available in advance
at the GCCC bookstore.


Remaining tickets will be on
sale at the Amelia Center
Theatre box office prior to
the performance. The musi-
cal is recommended for all
ages. GCCC students, facul-
ty, staff and retirees are
admitted free with identifica-
tion.
For additional informa-
tion, call 872-3886.


Second Annual Job Fair


On Friday, April 22, job
seekers, and those interested
in making a career change
should bring several copies
of their resume, dress for
success and make their way
to the Second Annual Job
Fair at Gulf Coast
Community College. The Job
Fair will be held at Student
Union East from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m.
Top employers in Bay
County will be looking to fill


a variety of positions from
entry-level to professional.
There is no need to spend
time and money on postage,
faxes and e-mail when you
can meet face to face with
the employers you want to
work for. The Second Annual
Job Fair at Gulf Coast
Community College provides
job seekers the opportunity
to discover employment
opportunities they may not
have known existed in one


convenient location.
Everyone is encouraged
to come and market their
expertise at the Second
Annual Job Fair at Gulf
Coast Community College
Student Union East, located
at 5230 W. Highway 98,
Panama City, FL, 32401.
If you would like more
information on the job fair,
please call Connie Brackett
at 850-872-4340.


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Reserve Your Booth for Job Fair


The Workforce Center of The job fair is free and forms will be mailed ti
Gulf Coast Community open to the general public, employers on March 2
College will sponsor a Job as well as students. Over 40
Fair on April 22, from 9 a.m. area employers are expected For additional informa
to 1 p.m. in the Student to participate. tion, call Janet M dows a
Union East Conference The fee for reserving a
Center on campus. booth is $50. Registration 913-3339.


Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Course


Gulf Coast Community
College will conduct a
Graduate Record
Examination (GRE) prep
course for five consecutive
Monday 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
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


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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.


Covenant Hospice Grief Seminar


Gulf Coast Community
College's Lifelong Learning
Division will host Covenant
Hospice's grief seminar on
April 20 from 12:30 p.m. to 3
p.m. in the Sarzin Lecture
Hall in the Language and
Literature building on cam-
pus.
The teleconference is


titled "Living with Grief:
Ethical Dilemmas at the End
of Life" and is presented by
the Hospice Foundation of
America. A panel of noted
ethicists, educators, geron-
tologists and hospice experts
will examine timely and
important issues regarding
the social perspectives of


medical ethics. They will
also address various health
care settings that may influ-
ence ethical decisions in hos-
pitals, nursing homes and
hospices.
For additional informa-
tion, call Sherrie Whitley at
872-3819.


Pops Concert on April 30


Gulf Coast Community
College will host the
Orchestra of St Andrew Bay
Pops Concert with Mac
Frampton on April 30 from
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the
Amelia Center Theatre on
campus.
Renowned pianist and
Van Cliburn medalist, Mac
Frampton, and The
Orchestra of St. Andrew Bay
will perform Edvard Grieg's
Piano Concert in A. "Pops"
favorites will be performed as
well and include medleys of
John Williams' film scores,


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Twelfth Annual Kidfest


The Twelfth Annial
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. The festival
provides a day of activities



Lifeguar


and entertainment for chil-
dren and families in the Tri-
State region. Approximately
7,000 people attend Kidfest
each year.
Sponsors, entertainers,
vendors, volunteers, and
other participants of chil-



d Traini:


The Wellness & Athletics sary to be able to recover a
Division of Gulf Coast 10 pound brick from the
Community College will offer deep end of the pool and to
a series of lifeguard training tread water for two (2) min-
classes to be held April 7-18. utes.
Students must be 15 Classes will meet from
years old on or before the 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. in the
last day of the class they Natatorium (NA 303).
enroll in. The prerequisite Prospective students are
swim ability is to be able to requested to register in the
swim 500 yards and show Admissions and Records
stroke proficiency in office. The class is limited to
freestyle, breaststroke and 25 students.
sidestroke. It is also neces- The cost for the course is



Summer and Fall Re


Gulf Coast Community
College campus advising and
registration for the summer
2005 is as follows:
Summer A
Registration: April 18 -
May 6
Classes Begin: May 9
Registration Fees Due:
May 4
Summer B
Registration: April 18-
22
June 15 to 17
Classes Begin: June 20
Registration Fees Due:
June 10
Early Fall
Registration: April 18 -
May 6
Registration will occur
from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
Monday through Thursday
and from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
on Friday. Web registration
for summer and fall will open


on April 18.
Please note web registra-
tion begins April 15. 'In
addition, the day fees are
due campus office hours will
be 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Gulf/Franklin Center
registration will take place as
follows:
Summer A
Registration: April 13 (9
a.m. to 6 p.m. (EST)
Classes Begin: May 9
Registration Fees Due:
May 4
Summer B
Registration: April 13
and June 8
Classes Begin: June-20
Registration Fees Due:
June 10
Tyndall Air Force Base
registration will take place as
follows:
Summer A,
Registration: April 13


dren's activities are needed
to partake in Kidfest 2005
presented by Early
Education and Care, Inc.
Individuals interested in
being considered as enter-
tainers, please send an audio
tape or DVD/VHS tape to



ng Class

$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.



gistration

Classes Begin: May 9
Registration Fees Due:
May 4
Summer B
Registration: April 13
and June 8
Classes Begin: June 20
Registration Fees Due:
June 10
Late registration and
drop/add for all facilities is
as follows:
Summer A May 9- 10
Summer B June 20 -
21
Please note that these
dates exclude Saturdays,
Sunday and holidays.
For more information,
call (850) 872-3892 for the
main campus, (850) 227-
9670 for the Gulf/Franklin
Center (EST) and (850) 283-
4332 and for Tyndall Air
Force Base Education Office.


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


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.


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through Early Education and
Care, Inc. (EEC). These chil-
dren's programs make it pos-
sible for parents to move
from welfare to work. They
encourage the role of the
parent as the child's first
teacher, enhance the profes-
sional development of early
childhood educators, and
provide direct services for
children and families. As a
private, not-for-profit corpo-
ration, EEC counts on the
community to help us fulfill
our mission. Kidfest is a


wonderful celebration that
provides a day of fun and
magic for children of all ages.
All area businesses, indi-
viduals, or organizations
interested in participating in
Kidfest by sponsoring an
activity or contributing
funds, services, or volunteer
hours can contact Early
Education and Care, Inc. at
(850) 872-7550, extension
2260 or 1-800-768-8316,
extension 2260.


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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

AUTQS
Lincoln Towncar 1998,
one owner 68,000
miles. Burgundy &
white, new Michelin
tires. $8,900 229-
5488. 2tp4/7

1999 Dodge Intrepid
Sedan 85K, AC, Auto,
Radio, Tape, excellent
condition. $5500. 850-
647-8941. 2tp4/14

FOR RENT
2BR furn trailer past
Overstreet bridge.
$400. 648-5306.
ltp4/14

3BR/1BA 120 Chipola
Ave, fenced yard. 899-
3283. $650/mo.
2tp4/14

Cape San Bias
Bayfront home with
dock, 4BR/4BA fur-
nished. Yearly lease
available July $1600
monthly 850-227-7940
2tp4/7

House for rent
3BR/1BA Hwy 98
bayview newly renovat-
ed w/new kitchen cen-
tral heat & air. Avail
April 15. $900/mo 1
mo dep. req. 653-8167.
653-2072 eve. 3tp4/7

Waterfront RV lot in
Wewa. $150/mo. plus
sec dep. 639-5721.
4tp4/14

House for rent
2BR/1BA carport cent.
heat & air. 472 Iola St.
678-517-6001.
4tp3/31

For rent 28x56 double
wide 3 bed 2 full bath
in Overstreet right on
386. Beachside of
Overstreet bridge.
$750/mo. 1 mo dep.
req long term renters
only. 647-5722.
4tp3/31

Home or Office 3
BR/1BA home located
in commercial district
on Woodward Ave. Call
227-6224. tfn3/17

For Lease
Commercial Office and
warehouse storage. In,
St. Joe commerce park
located on Industrial
Rd. (FL Hwy 382)
behind, Arizona
Chemical. Each space
consists of an office,
bath, storage closet
and warehouse with
10ft roll up door.
Convenient to all loca-
tions, 1/2 mile off Hwy
98. 1000 sq ft. each
space. $550 per
month. 12 month leas-
es. One month security
deposit. Office 850-
229-8014. Home 850-
229-8030. Cell 850-
258-4691. tfn4/7



MINI STORAGE
Oflea Grion Ae, Port st Joe, L
(PristinePool next door to nlts)
229-6200 Office
814-7400 Cell Phone


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








PLUS SMALL ENGINE
REPAIRS
NOW AVAILABLE
Climate Control

St. Joe
Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112
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On Site Rentals 6 Days
A Week
ASKABOUT FREE
MONTH'S RENT!


POR RENT
RV space, power, water
& sewer hookup. 229-
8959 leave message.
4tp4/14

Commercial Downtown
PSJ Reid Ave. Approx.
1300 sq ft retail space.
Call 227-6224. tfn3/17

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

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

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. ,s/,


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

Jumbo sectional w/2
recliners & a hide-a-
bed. Slate blue or
blueish gray. $300.
229-8516. ltp4/14

GARAGE SALES
April 16 Sat. 9 am 1
pm. 914 16th St. Boys,
baby boys, girls,
women's, and men's
clothes and shoes.
Fisher Price toy box,
twin top mattress,
framed art and alot
more. ltp4/14


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



: Ready to
S Finish
S Furniture
-,.


GARAGE SALES
Indoor rain or shine
8CT Sat. 4/16 42nd
St. Mexico Beach.
Some furn odds &
ends, Some clothing
kids & adults. ltp4/14

Estate Sale 70 years
of everything. Sat &
Sun April 16th & 17th.
Alligator Point, follow
signs or call 850-697-
8487 for directions.
ltp4/14

HELP WANTED
DEPARTMENT OF
HEALTH
MEDICAL SUPPORT
Broadband Level:
DENTAL HYGIENISTS
Broadband Code: 29-2021-3
Pay Band: 05
Class Title: DENTAL
HYGIENIST
Class Code: 5632
Position Number: 081439
Closing Date:
04/21/2005
Location: GULF
County: GULF
Annual Salary Range:
$22,727.12 $56,817.80
Contact Person:
LESIA HATHAWAY
GULF COUNTY HEALTH
DEPT.
2475 GARRISON AVENUE
PORT ST. JOE, FL.
324560000
Phone: (850)227-1276,
X 149
Announcement Type:
Open Competitive
Opportunity
An Equal Opportunity/
Affirmative Action
Employer.
Special Notes: PEND-
ING APPROVAL.
BASED IN
WEWAHITCHKA. FIN-
GERPRINTING &
EMERGENCY DUTIES
REQUIRED.
This Agency is 'accept-
ing electronic applica-
tions only for this
position.
You may apply by
going to peoplefirst.
myflorida.com
For assistance please
call People First at 1-
866-663-4735 ltc4/14

Bay St. Joseph Care
& Rehab We are
GROWING ... NOW
HIRING ENTHUSIAS-
TIC, TEAM ORIENTED
& DEDICATED. PT,
OT, PTA, COTA &
Speech Therapist. Full
time, Part-time & PRN.
Please call Angela
Harrell @ 1-800-458-
7598 or Gayle
Scarborough @ 850-
229-8244. 4tc4/14

Crew Chief Wanted -
Start Immediately.
Rapidly growing prop-
erty management busi-
ness seeking field crew
chief/manager to over-
see' daily operations
and labor crew, prior
experience a plus,
competitive salary and
perks. 850-527-9121.
2tpl/14
Toucan's needs line
cooks, dishwashers, &
bus help. Apply in per-
son tfn4/14
Wanted energetic
female to perform mis-
cellaneous duties
w/shutter co. Call
227-3628. ltc4/14

Business Opportuni-
ties Hurricane Storm
Shutter dealers want-
ed. Learn all phases of
shutter business. Call
for details 227-9200.
2tc4/14


HELP WANTED
Bookkeeper Full
time. Must be comput-
er literate and familiar
with Quick Books.
Excellent salary and
medical benefits.
Please call Port St. Joe
Marina to make an
appointment for an
interview 850-227-
9393. No interviews
will be granted without
prior appointment.
ltc4/14

HOMEMAKER -
Immediate position
available, providing
services for elderly
clients. Includes
housekeeping, meal
prep, shopping and
activities as deter-
mined by client need.
Must have own trans-
portation and pass a
background check and
drug screen. 30 hour
work week. Call
Debbie@Gulf County
Senior Citizens 229-
8466, or apply at 120
Library Drive, PSJ.
ltc4/14

Labor Wanted com-
petitive hourly wages,
Seeking reliable/full
time workers for Cape
area (lawncare -pool
maintenance daily
labor); potential for
rapid advancement
within job and com-
pensation; Contact
850-527-9121.
2tp4/14

Clerical: Various posi-
tions, Various Pay
'Laborers: Various
sites, pay' starts at
$7.00/hr. Daily and
Long Term positions
available. Apply in per-
son: 218 Reid Avenue,
Port St. Joe. 4tc4/14

Temporary Summer
Help Applications will
be accepted at plant
office between the
hours of 8:00 AM and
4:00 PM W.S.T.
Monday Friday. Bring
references and picture
ID. Must be at least 18
years of age. Work to
begin first part of May.
Starting salary is $10+
per hour Premier
Chemicals, State Road
382 North, Port St.
Joe, FL EOE and AA
Employer. 2tc4/14

A financial service
provider in Carrabelle
has an opening fof a
Branch Manager.
Requirements for this
job include at least 3
years experience in
management of branch
banking. Qualified
applicants should send
resume to PO Box 669,
Apalachicola, FL
32329. AA/EOE
4tc4/14

The Port Inn is now
accepting applications
for the following posi-
tions: Housekeeping
and Breakfast atten-
dants. Full and part
time positions are
available. Candidate
must be able to work
weekends and early
morning shifts. Please
apply in person at the
address below. Make
beds, make waffles,
make money Inquire
about benefit package!
Port Inn
501 Monument Ave.
Port St. Joe, Fl 32456
2tc4/7


HELP WANTED
Cart people needed.
Must be 16 years of age
and have reliable
transportation. Apply
in person at St. Joseph
Bay County Club.
tfc4/14

Construction labor-
ers, CDL Class A
Licensed driver and
A s s i s t a'n t
Superintendent need-
'ed for established
Development/Constru
action Company for
work in Gulf and
Franklin Counties.
Salary -based upon
knowledge and experi-
ence, for more infor-
mation interested par-
ties should call (850)
653-5245. tfn4/7

Administrative
Assistant needed for
established Develop-
ment/Construction
Company. Applicants
should be familiar with
Microsoft Word and
Excel and possess
good typing skills.
Starting pay $7.00.
with a $0.50 raise
available at end of 90
day probationary peri-
od, five paid holidays
per year w/ one week
paid vacation available
after one year.
Interested parties
should email their
resume to
silviad@aedev.net or
fax to (850) 227-9806.
tfc4/14

North Florida Child
Development, Inc. is
seeking a teacher for
its South Gulf County
Early Child Develop-
ment Center. Will
instruct children (ages
3-5 years) in activities
designed to promote
social, physical, and
intellectual growth
needed to prepare for
school. An associate
degree in Early
Childhood Education
is preferred or a cur-
rent CDA and active
enrollment in the asso-
ciate degree program.
Must meet all require-
ments as mandated by
the Department of
Children and Families.
Requires occasional
lifting of preschool
children. Accurate and
timely records. Only
team players consid-
ered. DFWP/M-F/7-
4/EOE
NFCD, Inc., Attn:
Sebrina McGill, PO
Box 38, Wewahitchkh
FL 32465, (850) 639-
5080 *10, Fax' 639-
4173; Sebrina@head-
startnf.org 2tc3/31


HELP WANTED
Drivers Home most
nights! Dedicated
Drivers needed for
Hansford, FL. (.37
empty/.38 loaded)
Health/Life/Dental/40
1K) Vacation/Holiday
Pay! Grayson Mitchell,
Inc. 800-247-6321.
2tp4/7

GW Services Heating
& Air is now accepting
applications for the fol-
lowing position: exp air
conditioning service
and trim out techni-
cian. Please call 850-
229-9125 for interview
appointment. 4tc3/24

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

Concrete Finishers &
laborers with own
transportation needed.
Clayton Concrete 229-
6525. 3tp3/24

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

Small Engine
Mechanic experience
required. Salary, com-
mission & benefits.
Apply in person. St.
Joe Rent-All. 706 1st
'St, PSJ. tfn3/10

Nursing Assistants
Needed Blountstown
Health and Rehab
16690 SW Chipola Rd.,
Blountstown, Fl
32424. 850-674-4311.
Three 3-11 Shifts
available also, need
floats. Benefits avail-
able. 3tc3/24

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
Electrician must have
tools & transportation
min. 2 yrs exp. Call
227-1738 2tp4/14

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. 4tc4/7

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

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

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


Lost Dog Answers to
Snoopy. Little dachs-
hund, family pet.
519th 7st St. 229-
9244. ltp4/14

MISCELLANEOUS
Free to good home: 24'
round above ground
pool, needs pump. You
take down. Call 227-
1408, leave message.
Itp4/14

18ft trampoline
w/safety net and safe-
ty pads. $275. 229-
1487. ltp4/14

For Sale: Roper dish-
washer, under counter,
very nice $75; comput-
er & monitor, make
offer; HP printer $100;
white twin headboard
& footboard, $30. Call
227-1408, leave mes-
sage. ltp4/14

Volkswagon Dune
Buggy Fiberglass Body
$800. Ovation and
Fender guitar $250
each. 227-1709.
3tp4/7


/Extraordinary \


People Needed

Looking for career-minded extraordinary
people with great people skills.
Position(s) available.in Gulf County.
Job Summary(s):

SInspectors Full Time (Cape San Bias) -
Inspects rental homes including bathrooms, liv-
ing area, kitchen and foyers. Keen eye for clean-
liness required.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


With Anchor, you will be on the road,
to an exciting career challenge with
wonderful opportunities.

Call Celena Long at 229-2777
800-824-0416

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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.

'"fate"it a eivere W MiMa t co Ut
and aoU inLdtau e dice 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 ,,05/1


MI4$C ANEOUS
Wanted to Buy Left
over 2"x4" and 2"x6"
bld. studs from job
sites. Need Qtys of 20
or more, Call 648-5905
after 5pm. 2tp4/7

Tomato/Pepper Plants
- 15 each. Many vari-
eties. From Wewa IGA
go pass ambulance
building 1 block to
entrance sign. 639-
2885, 4tp3/31

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

For Sale Single &
Doublewide mobile
home @ 6724 Alabama
Ave., 6773 Georgia
Ave. Must Sell Make
Offers. .(228) 218-
7363. 2tp4/7

REAL ESTATE
White City for sale by
owner beautiful
80'x175 corner lot.
Must see. Call 827-
2442. 2tp4/14

Lin Brightly Com-
puter Assoc. is seek-
ing a private mortgage
to purchase a commer-
cial property. Mortgage
amount needed is
$180,000 for a max of
5 years. Please
respond to Lin at 648-
6912 or 227-5920.
ltp4/14

Cape San Bias-
Watch the sunset from
the screen porch of
this 2BR/2.5BA town-
home, located on first
tier on the beach.
$585,000. Call Mike
Ferrie, Realtor, Blue
Chip Realty, 850-566-
8373. 4tp4/14

Timeshares for Sale -
Own a week or weeks
timeshare in the North
Carolina mountains
six miles off the
Blueridge Parkway.
Weeks available are in
April, July, and
October. These weeks
are owned by Port St.
Joe resident. To make
an acceptable offer,
Call 850-229-6378.
2tp4/14

Available 2 pre-con-
struction lots in
SCarraway Bay
Plantation Carrabelle,
pool, bath house, dock
access, $209,000. 256-
658-1515. 5tp4/7
I -'
2.628 acres located
on Hwy 386. Small A
frame house on stilts
that overlooks beauti-
ful pond. $160,500.
Linda Daniels
Coldwell Banker 850-
814-2057 or 1-800-
868-0405. 4tp4/7

Port St. Joe, nice
3BR/2BA brick corner
lot carport, workshop,
almost new roof.
$240K. Pelican Walk
Real Estate 850-647-
2473. 2tp3/31

Howard Creek 7610
Doc Whitfield Road -
Well kept home on
Corner Lot. 2Br/
1.5Ba. 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-
1134/800868-0405.
4tp3/31

Howard Creek 6254
Doc Whitfield Rd.
Relax in the peace and
beauty of Howard
Creek. This home has
plenty to offer for thpse
seeking country living.
Fishing and hunting
abounds. Plus, you get
a 3bdrm, 2ba, large liv-
ing rm, and screened
in 'porch on a nice lot.'
$92,000. Gary Poole-
Coldwell Banker 899-
1134/800868-0405.
4tp3/31

St. Joe Beach Deed
Restricted Subdivision
short walk to beach.
3Bd/2Ba 1769 H&C


large lot, 10 ft ceilings.
open floor plan, hot
tub outside, too many
extras to list. $420.000
Call 850-647-6110.
41p3/24


FINANCE DIRECTOR

CITY OF CALLAWAY
Hiring Range: $46,500 $58,000 DOQ

The CITY OF CALLAWAY is seeking a financial professional to perform
the budgeting, accounting, and finance responsibilities; oversee the
supervision of the Finance Department; including the City utility billing;
with extensive knowledge/experience in accounting/bookkeeping princi-
ples, procedures and practices and their application to the bookkeeping
system; knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations relative to account-
ing and financial records. Supervises the administration of the office
information system.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business
Management, Master's Degree preferred. A minimum of five (5) years of
skilled accounting experience (prefer two of the five years to be in gov-
ernmental accounting); advanced computer skills essential. This is a
professional supervisory position that will require coordination of multi-
departmental financial records, including preparation of the annual budg-
et(s) with responsibility for accounts payable, accounts receivable, and
other ledger accounts.

This position works under the direction of the City Manager and super-
vises/monitors the Finance Department; and requires considerable initia-
tive and independent performance. Apply to: Judy Whitis, City Manager,
City of Callaway, 6601 E. Highway 22, Callaway, FL 32404; phone
(850)871-6000. Additional information and application available at
www.cityofcallaway.com. Application is required; inclusion of a resume
encouraged.
Position open until filled, and subject to close without notice.

EOE, Drug-free employer.


16B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL, THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2005


Established 1 938 0 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67 years











Established 1938 Servinq Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67 years


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

Port St. Joe 283
Charles Ave. White
City, Nice home with 3
Irg bdrms, private loca-
tion with mature trees
on corer 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

Howard Creek 7591
Perch Street.. Nicely
Landscaped, partially
private fence, Corer
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.
6tp3/10

FOR SALE BY OWNER
410 5th Street, Mexico
Bch., FL. Beautiful
beach house, 1615 sq,
ft, Corner lot, modern
kitchen and baths.
House 3 yrs old, four
bedrooms, 2 baths. A
12x12 screened in
porch. 16x24-recre-
ation room, heated and
cooled, cypress wood
on the ,ceiling and
walls. Includes outside
shower with a deep
well on the premises. A
12x20 storage and
boat covering unit,
alarm system, plus
many extras. Close to
beach. Situated on 2
lots. 110 x 121.46 x
116.28 x 148.84,
$499,995. Call for an
appointment. (334)
807-0134. Cell (334)
268-0601. 9tp3/3


REAL ESTATE
Mexico Beach, 203
8th St., beautiful lot
with 2 BR/2 BA mobile
home. Open floor plan,
landscaped yard, extra
parking area for RV or
boat parking. Road
access front & back.
French doors lead to
deck area with hot tub.
Short walk to beach
and restaurants.
$325,000. Joan
Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty,
800-239-4959. Local
call 850-527-2560.
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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.
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Mexico Beach Trade
Winds B beachside,
Gulfview, 3 BR/3.5 BA
townhouse, garage,
furnished, like new
cond. $495,000. Joan
Lovelace Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty 800-
239-4959 local 850-
527-2560 www. the-
beachside.com tfc6/24

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

Home for Sale:
3BD/2BA. fireplace,
24x40 shed, 18x33
pool, hot tub, many
extras. Close to
schools, hospital and
beaches. $225k. 1905
Long Ave, Port St. Joe,
FL 850-229-9481.
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REAL ESTATE
Mexico Beach 720
Fortner Ave.
3BR/1.5BA mobile
home. Screened
porch.2 garages. Many
upgrades. Short walk
to beach, restaurants.
Corner lot. $425,000.
Joan Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty.
800-239-4959. Local
527-2560. tfc2/24

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

Wanted PSJ area.
Individual wants 2 or 3
bedroom fixer upper
house to live in. 850-
340-0643 or 229-
9460. 2tp4/7


SERVICES
Golden Rule Pet
Sitting Service -
Going away and wish
not to jail the four
legged kids? Working
long hours and need
the dog walked?
Mature, reliable, pet
owner and sitter (in
business six years) will
make house visits.
(Mail pick up and plant
care included.) Refer-
red by Local vets. Call
Diana: 227-5770 or
648-5081. 2tp4/7

Old Maids by the Bay
cleaning service.
Residential, vac.
rental, weekly or bi-
weekly rates. Call 229-
1654. Leave message.
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Upgrades, networking.
Free phone support.
Lovelace Computer
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Reliable Mexico Beach
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etc. Also available for
Port St. Joe and the
Cape. Call Dan or
Diana: 648-5081, 227-
8225, or 227-5770.
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NOTICE TO RECEIVE BIDS
BID #0405-14
The Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida, will receive
sealed bids'from any qualified
person, company or corpora-
tion-interested in performing
the following services for Gulf
County:
Gulf County is soliciting
bids for the construction
of emergency protective
berms located on the
coastal areas of St.
Joseph Peninsula, Gulf
County. Florida. The bid
shall have provisions for
all labor, materials, equip-
ment, machinery, tools,
apparatus, transporta-
tion, beach access, per-
mits, etc. to perform con-
struction of emergency
protective sand berms
meeting. all technical
specifications and
requirements established
S in the bidding documents.
The awarded vendor must
agree to hold prices firm
throughout the duration
of the project.
Completion of the project
must be performed within
the time parameters
established within the
bidding documents.
Complete plans and specifica-


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PUBLICNOTIC


lions of the work to be per-
formed are available at Gulf
County Clerk of Court, 1000
Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd.. Room
148. Port St. Joe. Florida
32456 (850) 229-6113. Plans
and specifications can be
picked up or viewed at the
Clerk's Office between the
hours of 9:00 A.M. and 5:00
P.M. ET Monday-Friday
(excluding holidays).
Please indicate on the envelope
that this is a SEALED BID, the
BID NUMBER, and YOUR
COMPANY NAME.
Bids will be received until
Friday, May 6, 2005, 4:00
p.m. ET at the Office of the
Gulf County Clerk of Court,
1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.,
Blvd, Room 148, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456. and the
bids will be opened at this
location on Monday, May 9,
2005 at 10:00 a.m. ET. A
contract will be awarded
when funding becomes avail-
able. The Board reserves the
right to reject any and all
bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COM-
MISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Nathan Peters, Jr..
.Chairman
Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris,
Clerk
Publication Dates: April 7 &
14, 2005
Ad #2005-012
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
$1213.00 U.S.
Currency
CASE#: 04-105CA
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
TO ALL PERSONS who claim
an interest in the above-
described property, which was
seized on or about the 22nd


day of February. 2004, in Gulf,
County. Florida. Said property
is in the custody of the Gulf
County Sheriffs Department.
Any owner, entity, bona fide
lienholder or person in posses-
sion of the property when
seized has the right to request
a preliminary adversarial hear-
ing for the probable cause
determination from the Circuit
Couit within 15 days of the
first publication of this notice,
with notice sent certified mail.
return receipt requested to
William A. Lewis, Assistant
State Attorney, Post Office Box
1040, Panama City. Florida
32402. A Petition for Final
Order of Forfeiture has been in
the above-styled cause.
William A. Lewis
Assistant Store Attorney
P.O. Box 1040
Panama City, FL 32402
850-872-4473
FL Bar ID# 339520
Publish April 7 & 14, 2005
PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice to Contractors
Advertisement for Bids
Sealed bids in duplicate will be
received until April 21. 2005 at
2:00 P.M. E.S.T. in the office of
the Gulf County School Board,
150 Middle School Road, Port
St. Joe. Florida 32456 at which
time and place all bids will be
publicly opened and read
aloud for:
HVAC addition to Port St. Joe
Elementary School
Gymnasium, Port St. Joe.
Florida
The Contractor shall furnish
all labor, materials and equip-
ment: and shall be responsible
for the entire completion of this
project. *
Plans, specifications and con-
tract documents may be
inspected at the office of the
engineer, Guilford, Driggers &
Associates, Inc., 3320 CR 386
Port St. Joe, Fl 32456 and may
be procured by contractors


upon a deposit of $30.00 per
set for plans and specifica-
Lions.
Cashier's check, certified
check or bill bond. for not less
than 5% of the amount of bid,
must accompany each propos-
al.
Performance. Labor and
Materials bond, and
Workman's Compensation
insurance will be required of
the successful bidder.
Rights are reserved to reject
any and all proposals and
waive technicalities.
No bidder may withdraw his
bid for a period of thirty (30)
days after date set for opening.
Tim Wilder
Superintendent
Gulf County School Board
Port St. Joe. Fl 32456
Guilford, Driggers &
Associates, Inc (Engineer)
3320 CR 386
Port St. Joe, Fl 32456
Publish April 7, 14, & 21, 2005
NOTICE TO RECEIVE
SEALED BIDS
Weight Room Bids
The Gulf County School Board
is receiving sealed bids on 286
pieces of weight room equip-
ment for a health wellness
facility at Port St. Joe High
School.
All bids must be received by
2:00 pm EDT, on Monday.
May 1. 2005. All bids should
be addressed to Port St. Joe
High School. Attention Duane
McFarland, Principal. 100
Shark Drive. Port St. Joe.
Florida 32456.
For specific information con-
cerning equipment please con-
tact Duane McFarland,
Principal, Port St. Joe High
School at (850) 229-8251 or
email at
dmcfarland@gulf.kl2.fl.us.
The Gulf County School Board
reserves the right to reject any
and all bids.
Publish April 14 & 21 2005


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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


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Home # 647-5113
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* Commercial 'Industrial
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Fencing and Concrete Work
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DRIESBACH CLEANERS
180 AVENUE C
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850-227-1671

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


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


Mize Plunbing, Glass & Supply, Inc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic.,#CF-C057220,
RGO05 1008, EROO 11618
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885


Bielser Flooring, Inc.
Hardwood Floors
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Finish & Refinishing


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phone (850) 647-1636


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RV'S CARS TRUCKS VANS
LOCALLY OWNEI) an OPERATED BY
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IYCo D Certifhid Cleaning Sltecialist
Licensed cand Insured
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229-6326


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Call George at
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Monitor tion, inc.
New Construction
or Renovation
Phone/Fax
(850)227-7107
Lic.# RG0066644


Bushhoggin'
By Pat & Larry

648-1048


Free Estimates Established 1991
TLC Lawn Service
"Every yard needs a little TLC"

229-6435
Mowing Sprinkler Systems
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Real Estate Appraiser & Broker
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License#RZ2783
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