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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: May 5, 2005
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    Section B: Gulf Coast Community College News
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New Owner, Similar Tune at Gulf Pines


Receiver To Be Discharged Next Week; License Transfer Process Underway


by Tim Croft
Star News Editor.
It has begun to resemble a
game of musical chairs. The
$64,000 question is whether Gulf
Pines Hospital will be standing
when the music stops.
The court-appointed receiver
should be discharged as soon as
next week after a hearing Tuesday
before Circuit Judge Judy Pittman
and the process has been initiated
to transfer the hospital's license
into the hands of Medical Capital, a
California-based lender which, as
part of a foreclosure proceeding
against former owner Hubert
Steeley, is now in possession of the
hospital.
'A new management company,
Pugh International, based out of
Madison, has been hired to begin
addressing deficiencies cited by the


Florida Agency for Health Care
Administration with an aim of re-
opening the doors by the end of
next month.
Interviews have begun with
some key former hospital employ-
ees and the hospital is accepting.
AHCA has held their action to
revoke the license in abeyance in
order for the transfer of the license
to take its course before determin-
ing how, and at what speed, to pro-
ceed.
Meanwhile the doors remain
closed to patients and a decision
from Medical Capital, having
already invested some $1.8 million
into the hospital in the form of its
loan last year to Steeley, regarding
its plans for the future of the hos-
pital has yet to be elucidated.
"The next 45 days will tell the
story," said Panama City attorney


Michael Dickey, who was retained
by Medical Capital to represent the
lender in local court proceedings.
One chapter that appears to
have definitely been closed is the
tenure at the hospital of Liz
Register and Dr. Michael White.
Register, brought in as CEO by
management company Rainmaker
Financial as part of an agreement


with Steeley while he still owned
the hospital and who served as the
court-appointed receiver the past
few weeks, has been replaced as
hospital administrator by Ken
Dykes.
Dykes previously served as an
administrator at Gulf Pines under
Steeley and has been hired' away
from a Utah hospital by Pugh


International.
"I had hoped, to see this mis-
sion through to fruition but unfor-
tunately it just wasn't meant to be,"
Register said after Tuesday's hear-
ing and before departing for her
Alabama home.
White, who partnered with
Register as the medical and
(See Gulf Pines on Page 3A)


District Writing Scores Show



Gains, Areas of Concern


by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Write it down Gulf District
schools held their own.
Florida Writesl scores for 2005
were announced last week by the
Florida, Department of Education
and taken in total the scores for
Gulf Cothty reflected a solid per-
formancedby the six public schools.
While there were areas of con-
cern, such as the fourth-graders at
Port St. Joe Elementary, there were
also successes, such as the
improvement among sophomores
at Wewahitchka High School and
the fact that 10th-graders at Port
St. Joe High School represent the
district's only school with a com-
bined score above the state aver-
age.
"When we look at the state
average, we want everybody at or
above them," said Superintendent
of Schools Tim Wilder.
The most impressive showing,
though final numbers are not yet
publicly available, may ultimately
come from the students at
Wewahitchka Elementary.
At least the third-graders there
got the ball rolling for the rest of the
school.
Fully 98 percent of third-
graders, or all but two students,
scored at Level 3 or above in the
reading portion of the Florida
Comprehensive Assessment Test
(FCAT). Just one student scored in



the lowest quartile, meaning just
one student faces being potentially
retained.
"That is good stuff," Wilder
said.
Under the state's A+ education
plan, third-grade reading is one of
the benchmarks for promotion.
Students must score at least in the
second quartile of students to avoid
being retained. :
Back, though, to Florida
Writes! which while one component
of a school's ultimate grade under
the state's grading formula .caI b,
contrasted to the FCAT reading,
math and science portions in that
students typically only take the
writing portion three times, in the
fourth, eighth and 10th grades.
Students are tested in both
narrative and explanatory/infor-
mational writing.
The aim is a 3.5 point score on
a scale from one to six. Essentially,
and this is not a precise definition,
that roughly equates to a "B" or
proficient student. A score of 3.0
indicates that a student is at least
writing to grade level.
Among district fourth-graders,
those at Port St. Joe Elementary
scored a combined 3.2, the same as
last year but three-tenths of a point
from where fourth-graders were
three years ago. .
The percentage of students
scoring a 3.0 or above was 81 per-
cent, though the number scoring a


3.5 or above was 43 percent.
The statewide average score
was 3.7, with 90 percent statewide
scoring at least a 3.0, 74 perqt at


least a 3.5. Wewahitchka fourth-graders
"We have a lot of work to do scored a combined 3.5, a number
obviously in the fourth grade,"
Wilder said. (See Writing Scores on Page 5A)


Wewahitchka High School Students Organize Relay for Life


by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer '
In most communities, it takes a
significant group of committed
adults to coordinate a large-scale
annual event like Relay for Life.
In Wewahitchka, however, 12
high school students are at the
helm of this year's event, scheduled
for May 13-14 at Gator Stadium.
In fact, this year's will be the
first ever high school youth led
Relay for Life' event in the entire
state.
Jeniffer Walker, American
Cancer Society community repre-
sentative for Gulf County, said she
felt that working with high school
students would be a great way to
bring Relay for Life back to
Wewahitchka.


When she approached then-
principal Terry Linton at the begin-
ning of the school year, she was
introduced to Zach Barnes, this
year's chairman of the event.
SAs the senior class president,
Barnes said he looked to other stu-
dent leaders in his school and
asked them to be a part of the orga-
nizing committee.
"I think we've got a great major-
ity of people and personalities,"
Barnes said.
Besides being leaders in their
school, many of the committee
members have family members
that were diagnosed or lost their
lives to cancer.'
Senior Kody Bidwell, in charge
of logistics for the Relay event, saw
his young cousin Mekena Taunton


Front row (I-r): Justin Barnes, Robbie Morris, Zach Barnes, Shieletta
Fisher, Peaches Fisher, Gayla Williamson; back row (I-r): Kody Bidwell,
Shannon Barnes, Courtney Wood, Jill Pippin, Jade Gaskin, Hannah Price.


diagnosed with childhood cancer
last fall.
Now six years old, Mekena is
not only an honorary chairperson
for the 2005 Wewahitchka Relay,
but she will also make an appear-
ance at the opening ceremony.
Senior Jade Gaskin, in charge
of this year's public relations, lost
an aunt to lung cancer.
Freshman Gayla Williamson
who solicited for sponsorships of
this year's event has an uncle who
was recently diagnosed with can-
cer.
Barnes and his younger broth-
er Justin, co-chairman and slated
to head up next year's Relay, lost
an aunt to brain cancer.
In an organizational meeting on
Tuesday, while trying to firm up the
schedule of activities for next week-
end, almost all the students real-
ized in some way or another, their
lives had been touched by cancer.
One of them, in fact, is a sur-
vivor.
Sophomore Robbie Morris was
born with retinoblastoma, a com-
mon form of eye cancer in children.
Barnes said he was proud to
have Robbie on his committee.
"He knows about survival and
he can tell us all about that,"
Barnes said.
Since the beginning of the year,
Barnes and his committee mem-
bers have been meeting every other
week with Walker to coordinate this
year's event.
As they begin to iron out the
details of the activities schedule for


the 18-hour event, several students
reflected on their experiences.
Gaskin said organizing teams
was one of the biggest challenges
the committee as a whole has
faced.
It's safe to say that somehow,
they made it work.
Wewahitchka's Relay for Life
has 20 teams participating this
year, double the number of teams
in the Port St. Joe and Mexico
Beach Relay for Life scheduled for
this coming weekend.
Barnes said, however,, that
some of those were "ghost teams" -
older members of the community
who wanted to participate, but are
physically unable to be at the
event.
"A lot of them donated money,"


he said.
From .staff members to stu-
dents, 60 individuals have stepped
out of the school system to form six
teams for the event.
"There were also several people
from the community that we didn't
know who came to us and said they
wanted to participate," said senior
Shieletta Fisher.
She and her sister, Peaches,
worked together on the advocacy
committee this year.
Walker said she didn't think
Barnes knew exactly what he was
getting himself into when he was
recommended to coordinate this
year's event, but that she was
extremely proud of the job these
students had done.


Wreck Kills Mexico Beach Man


by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
A Mexico Beach man was killed
last Thursday evening after the
motorcycle he was driving inexplic-
ably left the roadway while travel-
ing west on C.R. 386.
Michael Wright, 49, was ejected
from his 1974 Yamaha after the
vehicle left the westbound shoulder
of C.R. 386 shortly before 8 p.m.
CDT. He was pronounced dead at
the scene by emergency medical
personnel, according to a report by
Cpl. Roger Boer of the Florida
Highway Patrol.
After leaving the roadway at


what the FHP described as a high
rate of speed, Wright's motorcycle
struck a guard rail on the approach
to the bridge at 15th Street and
C.R. 386, roughly a mile from U.S.
98.
Wright in turn struck the
bridge railing/guard rail of the
bridge and landed in the roadway,
suffering serious head trauma. The
motorcycle slid about 50 feet and
onto the other side of the roadway,
according to the FHP report.
Wright was not wearing a hel-
met or using a seat belt, the FHP
report indicated.


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The Second Annual
Taste of the Coast was
indeed a success, though the
weather slightly altered the
plans of the Art in the Park
event scheduled for midday
on Saturday.
Art in the Park, original-
ly scheduled to be held
under the oak trees in
Monument Park was moved
to the Port St. Joe
Elementary School gym due
to forecasts of rain.
Stations set up in the
gym allowed children to nur-
ture their artistic creativity
while local artists sold pieces
of their work.
According to local artist
Nancy Swider, almost all the
artists, among them
painters, sculptors, jewelry
makers and wood carvers,
about three-quarters of the
artists sold some of their
work before Saturday
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emergency room director at
Gulf Pines, has also decided
to move on. He has signed a
contract to work at Gulf
Coast Medical Center in
Panama City and indicated
this week that, despite over-
tures from Pugh
International and Dykes, he
is disinclined to change his
mind to remain at Gulf
Pines.
Once he assumes his
new duties at Gulf Coast this
weekend, he would not be
available to return to Gulf
Pines, should the situation
change and warrant a
change of heart, for at least
six months.
Dykes now takes the
reigns of the hospital' as
CEO, with his charge to
actually create a hospital to
oversee.
"We'd like to do those
things that are necessary to
get the emergency room
open," Dykes said last week.
"We are trying to sort
through what we have to do
to get the hospital open.
'The sense of urgency is
there. I'm fairly certain it
won't take a long time. For
this community to be with-
out hospital care is uncon-
scionable."
However, it will be no
small hurdle.
Pugh International,
whose CEO is Dr. Bob D.
Pugh, must first sort through
the paperwork to transfer the
license and receive, a new
provider number from AHCA.
'They never revoked the
license, they just suspended
it," Pugh noted.
He added that the
agency appeared receptive to
working with the hospital on
addressing deficiencies now
that ownership has changed.
An agency spokesman
said its action to revoke the
license the agency has field
a formal administrative com-
plaint which would ultimate-
ly result in a hearing was
being held in abeyance. The
agency's basic position had
not changed, the spokesman
added, but AHCA was killing g


to see what shakes but with
the change of ownership.
"The tone has certainly
changed," Dickey said, refer-
ring to AHCA.
Pugh described it, "When
(ownership) changed, (AHCA)
changed direction."
Pugh said that some
deficiencies are already being
addressed. New policies and
procedures for every depart-
ment, as well as bylaws, were
being crafted. Some minor
interior work was also com-
plete though major prob-
lems, such as the roof, leaks
in the dietary area and simi-
lar problems must still be
addressed.
Pugh also aims to craft
an advisory board of citizens
from the community and
other stakeholders to assist
in guiding the hospital in the
future.
"We want the community
represented," Dykes said.
"We'd like to have a more
.open, involved environment.
"We've got to get the right
cast of characters in place,
the funding in place and
AHCA satisfied."
A key to making the
whole enterprise work is to
get the hospital up to specifi-
cations for AHCA to re-sur-
vey and grant "critical
access" designation for the
facility. For that to work, in
turn, the hospital must
apply for and receive a new
Medicare number.
It was an AHCA survey
for the "critical access" appli-
cation which set the wheels
in motion leading to the sus-
pension of the license and
the closure of the facility.
All of which will take
capital, which, of course,
means Medical Capital must
step up with dollars, in the
seven figures.
"It will be a significant
dollar amount, between one
million and two million dol-
lars," Register said.
Medical Capital's deci-
Ssion, Dickey noted, could be
summed up as a deternina-
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an opportunity to recoup its
original investment.
What was clear from
interviews with Dykes, Pugh
and Dickey is that they are
likely short-term players in
the ongoing saga of Gulf
Pines.
Pugh, who said he has a
particular desire to work and
turn around small rural hos-
pitals and said he had
worked in Russia, Hungary
and, currently, Costa Rica,
indicated that his company
specializes in putting hospi-
tals on their feet in order to
be sold.
Pugh is currently CEO
and chairman of the board of
Madison Memorial Hospital.
"They (Medical Capital)
have signed a contract with
me to get it up and going,"
Pugh said. "It's hard to sell a
hospital when it's run down."
He added that. Medical
Capital understood that it
would likely have to spend
money to get the facility back
in shape and open, and
therefore attract suitors, of
which there has been no
shortage in the past several
years as the hospital has
staggered in and out of
bankruptcy and close to the
auction block.
Dickey noted that
Medical Capital, an accounts
receivable lender, was not
inclined to own and operate
any hospital for long.
Pugh, alluding to
whether Medical Capital
would make further invest-
ment in bulfPines, said, "I
wouldn't be doing this if we
were dead in. the water. If we
save one life it's worth it ...
give the people the hospital
they deserved. Let's get this
little hospital going."
Pugh also emphasized
that his company. under-,
stood the landscape and that
a new hospital was being dis-
cussed, saying, he had no
interest in upsetting the
apple cart. However, he
noted, that a Sacred Heart
facility, should it come to
fruition, was still at least two
years away, if not longer.
"My aim is to go in there
to return health care, quality
health care to the communi-
ty," Pugh said. "I'd like that
little hospital there to-play a
vital role in the future of that
county."


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This past week the Franklin County
health committee discussed the relative
merits, or lack thereof for that county,
which have been attached to the abstract
of what Sacred Heart and its partners are
planning in Gulf County.
And last week a bus load, or more
accurately, half a bus load of business
and government leaders made the trip to
Destin to see bricks and mortars
attached to vision, to better understand
the possible.
Somewhere in those two events can
be found another lead to a lifeline to
potentially cure the ills being experienced
in both counties as it pertains to hospital
care, particularly as to the prognosis for
the future.
While this paper hesitates to venture
down this road again given the fallout
from the fledgling partnership centered
on aviation and the Apalachicola Munici-
pal Airport which imploded over recent
months, that was an airport, this is
health care there is reason to believe a
pooling of resources could prove useful
for a critical quality of life issue that cuts
a swath across all demographics.
In broad strokes, the company which
Owns Weems Memorial is proposing to
spend $17 million and change to build a
new hospital, on county-owned land, in
Franklin County; at the same time that a
Sacred Heart facility, which seems cer-
tain to cost in excess of $20 million and
,Will be built on land donated by The St.
Joe Co. is seen, by its champions, as a
regional facility.
A hospital which would serve the pop-
ulation which is certain to bloom like
dandelions in April on all sides of, for
point of reference, the Box R Ranch at
some point in the future. Judging by traf-
fic patterns, it does so incrementally by
the day.
There will certainly be plenty of argu-
ments concerning such a turn in the dis-
cussion from those experts hashing out
all this, but from a lay point of view it
seems counterintuitive not to inquire
whether the counties might work togeth-
er to solve a problem both are facing.
The county lines seem particularly
blurred when it comes to health care, and
especially about the future of hospital
care in an area in which the population
grows increasingly discriminating, and
vocal, about that care.
Weems is not Hubert Steeley for
that the folks in Franklin County should
be thankful but it is also, most would
readily agree, not the answer to the
future.
Despite these parallel needs, there
remains this chasm that, bluntly, is no
longer constructive, if it ever was.
From a strictly libertarian point of
view, joining forces as progressive coun-
ties could prove to be one mechanism by
which any tax burden is more lightly
placed, or, given certain circumstances,
eliminated altogether, onto the backs of
the citizens.
Is it nof fair to wonder if ownership by
both counties would not aid in meeting
the hospital care needs of both counties?
If this is a regional facility, should
Franklin County not be part of the dis-
cussion as to how the region should pro-
vide health care to its neediest?


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Which in part brings us to the bus
trip from Gulf County to Sacred Heart's
facility in Walton County last week.
There needs to be more people on the
bus.
It was encouraging who did make the
trip, but the flip side was who did not.
Maybe most of the county and municipal
folks have already seen the facility, but a
greater representation should have been
a given. Leaders are elected to lead.
Sometimes that is by nothing more than
example.
A similar argument could be made
regarding the number of developers, con-
tractors, bankers and other business
owners who took the day to make the
trip.
As the administrator of the Destin
facility noted, it is the service industry
jobs which usually follow growth which
bring the kind of workers who typically

lack health insurance and most often
must use the hospital as the family prac-
titioner.
And couldn't some of the seats on
that bus be reserved for folks from
Franklin County, if they so choose to fill
them, to gauge for themselves the poten-
tial.
If it becomes a reality, the Sacred
Heart facility will also be an economic
engine unto itself. It will mean hundreds
ofjobs, hundreds of thousands in month-
ly payroll. More physicians, more ser-
vices. The administrator at Sacred Heart
in Destin noted that it was now the coun-
ty's largest employer.
But it is also clear that there was an
immense amount of buy-in from the pub-
lic regarding that facility. The fund-rais-
ing campaign was prodigious and ongo-
ing as the hospital attempts to remain on
the cutting edge while meeting the needs
of the indigent and uninsured.
The hospital's foundation raised tens
of millions of dollars prior to the facility's
opening and has a current goal of raising
another $5 million.
So is there really any harm in trying
to have a discussion across county lines,
in creating a larger umbrella? Is there not
some way in which resources, regardless
of what they are, can be brought to bear
and pooled, irrespective of which side of
the county line from which they origi-
nate?
Hospital care will steadily become a
regional issue, more so as facilities such
as Tallahassee Memorial, Bay Medical
and Gulf Coast become more and more
crowded, particularly their emergency
rooms.
The supporters of the Sacred Heart
non-profit facility see it as a regional
answer.
The more folks from this region,
regardless of county, who buy-in to the
concept, who are encouraged to partici-
pate in the process, who become part of
the fold, the greater the chances that the
ultimate outcome will be one for which
everybody can find pride and solace.
Just a thought.


Go The Distance

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor


Passing Grades

We'll begin with two basic precepts learned while Talla-
hassee bureau chief for Florida Freedom Newspapers in the
late 1990's.
The first from a fellow reporter: There are two things in
life you never want to see being made sausage and law.
After several years in Tallahassee and several exhaust-
ing regular legislative sessions, and one or two special con-
claves, I'll take the sausage.
The second adage I walked away from the state capital
with came from a Pensacola lawmaker who was a retired
teacher.
During a committee meeting she stated that teachers
and school administrators around the state held their
breath each spring during the 60-day legislative session
until they understood to just what extent, and I'll para-
phrase here, state legislators were going to mess around
With the education system that year.
And so it is again this year as the legislature takes up an
education bill that is so thick, so hefty and so complex that
it would cause a biographer of history to blanch. They make
weight equipment smaller. Like so much that comes out of
Tallahassee, it probably won't be entirely understood for
months.
Listening to snippets of debate from the floor of the


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Florida House of Representatives this week. it seemed
unclear whether lawmakers who will vote on it even under-
stood what it contained or did not contain, given the wildly
disparate opinions provided, in concert-level volume, about
its contents.
One thing it does contain, as this weekly's debate has
highlighted, is an ex-pansion of the state's limited voucher
program, which is just another shot across the bow of pub-
lic schools. merited or not. though vouchers. to their sup-
porters' consternation, have yet to prove any kind of
panacea for student performance.
And what the bill will almost certainly contain is more of
those state dictates on accountability not a bad thing and
those favorites of school districts everywhere, the unfunded
mandate not a good thing.
Once they get to Tallahassee, walk those marbled halls,
lean against those oak walls, legislators often attain a
mighty peculiar sense of the absurd.
Like this one about drug testing of high school athletes
which apparently carries no dollars for actual implementa-
tion.
Or the bill which would reduce the ability of counties to
levy impacts to meet infrastructure needs of growth at a time
when the state is expanding like a book left in the rain and
lawmakers keep shuffling responsibilities for courts, child
services in rural counties, juvenile justice programs down
to the locals.
Or a pre-kindergarten program which was apparently
drafted, after voters expressed their opinion a few years ago,
with only large school districts in mind.
The trees which are felled, the computers which burst
into flames, the teachers and administrators who lose hair
by the clumps in order to meet state mandates can only be
appreciated by one walk through Gulf District Schools
offices.
Check out the desk of Sara Joe Wooten, the district's
supervisor of instruction, and take the challenge of finding
actual wood anywhere. It's harder than finding Waldo.


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Same with Catherine Barfield, supervisor of testing and
personnel. whose desk looks like a shredder was installed in
the ceiling overnight.
Sissy Worley. the district financial officer, keeps a fairly
clean desk. if only because the numbers she must continu-
ally crunch are more crunchable on a computer.
And despite the best efforts of lawmakers and Depart-
ment of Education officials, this remains the little district
that could, a fact celebrated this week by district education
officials in what is hoped here will be just the beginning of a
trend.
Over the coming weeks the state, in dribs and drabs, will
announce the scores and grades which have become such a
central part of education life in Florida over the past five or
six years.
Consistently this district, among the smallest in Florida,
performs right up there with Tampa, Orlando and Miami,
districts with budgets, and, granted, populations, far larger.
Regardless of the performance, though, there is always room
for improvement, local officials say, the state average mere-
ly a benchmark for a bar they set far higher.
Part of the reason this works is the kind of community
participation which makes the affordable housing coalition
and the effort to build a new hospital in Gulf County appear
to be novices.
The Gulf County Scholarship Program, The Century Pro-
gram, the partnership with the Foundation for Excellent
Schools, are all examples of programs which the district
sought and have in turn paid enormous dividends and pro-
duced laudable results in such measurables as graduation
rates, which were the best in the state last year.
The slew of state and federal grants which Wooten and
others have sought over the years has kept the district on
the front lines in terms of technology and innovative class-
room programs.
The Gulf Education Foundation funds mini-grants
which encourage creative, energetic teaching.
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I fly about as often as
Haley's Comet streaks
across the western sky. I'm
not afraid to get on a plane.
But I have never felt exactly
comfortable hurdling
through space at 700 miles
an hour while someone I
don't know pours diet Coke
dangerously close to my lap.
Plus, I don't have many
needs that require that I go
by air.
This past week was one
of those rare exceptions. I
have been hankering to go to
Arizona ever since I saw
Randolph Scott and Joel
McCrea in "Ride the High
Country" back in 1962. I
wanted to visit the Grand
Canyon. I wanted to see a
Ponderosa Pine. And I want-
ed to stand over by the O. K.
Coral in Tombstone and
visualize Wyatt Earp, Virgil,
Morgan and Doc rounding
the corner, armed to the
teeth!
Plus, Cathy told me
about two months ago that
we, after 30 years, were,
finally going on a real vaca-
tion during her spring break!
She said I could pick the
place as long as it included a
trip to Sedona, a health spa,
a concert under the stars,
tea and crumpets in some
garden spot with the sun,
dipping behind the moun-
tains.....
I eased into my seat on
the plane in Phoenix for the
return trip home thinking all
was well. We had enjoyed
several days of sight seeing,
mountain climbing, explor-
ing and tasting exotic South-
west dishes that contained
'no grits or lima beans. We
spent, one day in Jerome,
Arizona, looking at 1947
International Trucks like
Dad used to drive.... I was
pleased with how well things
had gone and I was thinking
about how nice 1310 Garri-
son Avenue was going to
look when the captain came
on the loud speaker, "Good
morning ladies and gentle-
men, they are experiencing
some thunderstorms over
Atlanta. I'm sure we'll only
be delayed a few
moments......
It was my first inkling
that all might not be well.
After an hour wait on
the tarmac I was beginning
to get concerned about mak-
ing our connecting flight in
Atlanta. "Don't worry," the
stewardess assured us,
"normally if we are delayed


then other planes in that
vicinity will be also."
That made perfectly
good sense to me. I don't fly
enough to know about stuff
like that. After we got air-
borne I calculated with the
three hours estimated to
Atlanta we still had time to
catch the 6:38 flight toPana-
ma City. It would be close
but if we hustled we could
make it. Besides, Cathy
reminded me, that plane will
probably be delayed also.
We got above Atlanta
and went to flying in circles.
The captain again gave us
the word from the flight
deck, "We are in a holding
pattern waiting for clearance
to land. Sorry for the delay."
We "touched down" at
6:45. Cathy scanned some
numbers on a big t. v. screen
and gave me the bad news,
"Our plane has already left."
So much for the one for
all and all for one theory!
For some reason, we
strolled on down to Gate D-
22 anyway. Cathy didn't tell
me why. I figured it had to be
for one of two reasons---
either we didn't believe the t.
v. screen or we wanted to see
the spot in the Atlanta air-
port where the plane took off
from without us on it!
I calmly asked the gen-
tleman at Gate D-22 if he
was aware that we had
missed our plane. "We can't
do anything about the
weather. It is not my fault. I
will put you on stand-by for
the next flight to Panama
City. Sorry for the delay."
He didn't look sorry! He
said it kinda like a reflex: I
started to point out to him
that it could have been his
fault---he could have sug-
gested to someone that they
hold the flight for ten lousy
minutes! Cathy, in her
Pollyanna way, was smiling
and THANKING HIM for all
his help and allowing that
we could explore the airport
while we waited. She makes
me sick sometimes....
We didn't "explore" three
minutes before we discov-
ered Danny Raffield, JoAnn
and Emily sitting over in the
corner, near gate D-22. It
was like old home week!
They had also missed the
6:38 flight. Danny, as
always, was wearing that lit-
tle bemused grin of his, and
making the most of the situ-
ation. "We figure there must
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My heart sank. Those
were terrible odds! The girls
were chatting away, near
'bout oblivious to our plight.
They were recounting vaca-
tion adventures.....and, as
you might imagine when two
old school teachers get
together, they were knee
deep in FCAT and curricu-
lum needs....
Danny had already
scouted around some. There
were two planes scheduled
to fly to Panama City
tonight. They were leaving
from Gates D-22 and 24. We
were in the exact right spot!
One was going to leave at
8:05 and the other was sup-
posed to take off around
8:30 or so. I went over to
make sure we were on
stand-by for both, "Yes sir,
we have you on the list. We
will do every thing possible
to get you out tonight. Sorry
about the delay."
I told Danny about
Wyatt Earp and the Grand
Canyon. He told me about a
too expensive steak and see-
ing Madonna or Jennifer
Lopez or some model....
We had two "delay
announcements" (they were
very sorry each time) and
now it was getting on toward
10:00pm. I do not want to
spend the night in this place
Then we got word through
the airport underground
that one of the flights had
been canceled!
I assailed D-24. "That is
correct sir. Bad weather.
Sorry for the delay"
"Ma'am, let me tell you
something..." Cathy had me
by the arm'and was leading
me away before I could let
her know that a canceled
flight constituted more than
a little "delay"!
Danny smiled, "Now
there are two hundred,
sixty-four on stand-by".
I ran back to D-22. "We
will leave as soon as the cap-
tain is ready. Sorry for the
delay."
I was so dazed I forgot to
ask how bad weather could
cancel one flight but not the
other! You don't suppose it
was clear at D-22 while a
thunderstorm raged fifty
yards away at D-24?
This Doesn't Look Good,
Kes
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GALAs First Friday for the Summer


By Dwan G. Hightower
Our first artist to cele-
brate First Fridays in Port St.
Joe at the Port Inn each
month' at 5 p.m. will be
Chuck Creasy, a well-known
local artist. Chuck has led a
very interesting life whether
it is cleaning paint brushes
Sfor the American icon
Norman Rockwell or sipping
whiskey with the legendary
Marty Robbins, Chuck
Creasy is comfortable doing
both.
What an incredible life
this St. Joe Beach resident
artist has seen. Chuck has
always had an interest in
drawing illustrations and
paintings. As a young man
growing up in Tennessee
when his family received the
Saturday Evening Post he
would trace the cover by his
idol Norman Rockwell. Never
thinking that years later he
would spend weeks with this
man in his studio in
Stockbridge, Mass.
Chuck's favorite medium
was watercolors. He loved.
the colors, the flow, and the
style that is involved with
painting in watercolors.
During his internship at art
school he worked with the
famous water colorist John
Pike in Woodstock, Mass.
One day while they were sit-
ting around having a beer
and relaxing, Chuck com-
mented that his all time
favorite artist was Norman
Rockwell. He shared the
story of tracing the Saturday
Evening Post with John.
John laughed and asked if
he would like to meet Mr.
Rockwell and Chuck assured
him he would indeed. John
suggested that since Mr.
Rockwell was a friend of his
that Chuck could just drop
in and introduce himself and
meet the great painter.
Chuck was appalled and said
no way would he ever impose
like that. So John picked up


the phone, called Rockwell
and told him a young artist
was on his way.
Chuck left the Pike's stu-
dio in a Volkswagen van with
his wife and child and start-
ed to Stockbridge, Mass. He
was a bit scared of meeting
his idol after all these years
and also was afraid of impos-
ing. But all of that was put
aside when he knocked on
the door of the aged old
Victorian clapboard house
and a lovely lady named
Molly, with a British accent,
answered the door.
She welcomed him to
their home and showed him
into the red barn studio of
none other than Norman
Rockwell. At this time Chuck
could barely breathe and he
had his lovely young wife
Marnie and their 21/2-year
old son Chuck Junior with
him. Rockwell welcomed him
to the studio and took him
on a brief tour. During the
tour Chuck Junior was
wreaking havoc within this
studio with the paintings, oil
and priceless antiques. He
was rocking in an antique
rocking chair that N.C. Wyett
had given Rockwell and was
over 200 years old. Chuck
tried to pull Chuck Junior
out of the chair but Rockwell
laughed and said, "Oh let
him go. Kids will be kids."
At that moment a great
friendship was formed and
Rockwell invited Chuck to
stay for a few weeks and
study with him. He did. They
camped in the campgrounds
and every day Chuck would
spend hours in Rockwell's
studio learning from the
master.
Rockwell was 78 'years
old at this time and he was
still painting 12 hours a day.
He would rise early and start
painting, take a nap at noon
and paint some more and
then mid-afternoon he and
Molly would ride their bikes


into Stockbridge. Ride back
have a rum and coke and
paint some more. It was an
idyllic time for Chuck and
his family. He was amazed at
the large compositions
Rockwell painted. Some as
large as seven feet long. It
was like a seminar on art. As
he watched the master first
put down the intricate
detailed design in charcoal
and then underpaint the
drawing with monochromic
oil paints and then it would
dry and the later part would
be wet and the process
would continue until he had
a thick painting with 3
stages going at once.
At this time Rockwell
was working on an Audubon
painting for Look Magazine.
Rockwell quizzed Chuck
on what the young artist
wanted to do with his life and
he said he wanted to paint,.
but he had to be realistic as
he had a family to support
and Rockwell's reply was, "If
you want to be an ad man be
that, be the best, put all your
time and effort into it, but if
you want to paint then every-
day paint. Do nothing else
but paint. I have gone
through three families,
friends and loved ones and
lost a lot of them due to my
painting. You have to pay the
ultimate sacrifice and just
paint."
Chuck realized this was
true, but he couldn't make
that sacrifice at that time in
his life so he moved to
Nashville and got a job as an
illustrator, still painting for
fun and freedom in his spare
time. He built his own adver-
tising agency and through
that met lots of new people
that lived in various places
like Belize and Honduras. He
traded ad work for free trips
to these tropical places
where he and Marnie
snorkeled and dived and
Chuck painted.


And today as he is semi-
retired and painting at lease
3 hours a day for fun and
pleasure. You can see the
effect these island trips had
on his work. Hip paintings of
the island scenes from Belize
are on display at The Sea
Oates Gallery in East Point,
Ga., The Prickly Pear in
Mexico Beach and The Palm
Tree Bookstore in Port St.
Joe.
Chuck has painted many
watercolors of Lighthouses
and will be featured at book
signing with the author,
Beverly Mount-Douds, of
Lighthouse Keepers..And at
book signing at The Palm
Tree Book Store with Ron
Eagle Feather Colombe, a
Lakota Native poet and
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around which they have hov-
ered for several years.
"We can't seem to get
over that hump," 'said Sara
Joe Wooten, the district's
supervisor for instructioni.'
Eighty-six percent of
Wewahiitchka fourth-graders
.scored 3.0 or better, 69 per-
cent 3.5 or better.
Among district eighth-
graders, the combined score
at Port St. Joe Middle School
was 3.5, with 84 percent
scoring 3.0 or above and 57
percent scoring 3.5 or above.
At Wewahitchka Middle
School, students scored a
combined 3.7, with 69 per-
cent scoring a 3.5 or above.


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template for building part-
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meet critical infrastructure
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.The state average score
for that grade level was 3.8,
with' 92 percent scoring at
least a 3.0.
It is instructive to con-
sider progress over the four
years between taking the
Florida Writes!, however as
fourth-graders, the students
at Port St. Joe Middle School
scored a 3.0 on Florida
Writes!, so it could be argued
they improved roughly half a
point. Wewahitchka eighth-
graders could make a similar
argument, having a com-
bined 3.5 as fourth-graders.
Finally, high school
sophomores at Port St. Joe
High scored a combined 3.9,




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a slight slippage from last
year but still above the state
average of 3.8., Just under 80
percent of students at the
high school scored a 3.5 or
above.
"We are real proud of
that," Wooten said the Port
St. Joe high-schoolers' per-
formance.
Wewahitchka High
School sophomores com-
bined to score right at the
state average of 3.8, with 77
percent at 3.5 or above.
The FCAT .scores for
math, reading and science
are expected in a couple of
weeks, with school grades
likely not issued until June.


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My mother was a
teacher for more than three
decades so maybe there is a
certain soft spot for educa-
tion and public schools.
Choice is a laudable goal
- but it's a non-starter in a
county where the public
schools set sights so high.
The idea floating around
Tallahassee about putting
starting teacher pay at over
$31,000 doesn't reach near-
ly high enough.
But the real bottom line
is this as hard as they
work, as much passion as
they bring to their job,
teachers and administrators
in Gulf County should not
have to hold their breath for
60 days each year.


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Star Staff Writer
Teachers, administrators
and support staff from Port
St. Joe and Wewahitchka
schools met at the Port St.
Joe High School commons
area Monday evening for
evening of food and enter-
tainment.
Following a dinner
catered by Paul Gant's BBQ,
principals from schools
across the county spoke the
praises of their employees,
both instructional and non-
instructional, and thanked
them for their endless contri-
butions.
Superintendent Tim
Wilder welcomed the crowd.
"Our school system is a
quality, first class system
with dedicated employees
who give their lives to this
profession," Wilder said.
Wilder recognized each
nominee for Teacher of the
Year, Cameron Totman of
Wewahitchka Elementary;
Wayne Flowers of
Wewahitchka Middle;
Priscilla Cox of Wewahitchka
High; Lois Byrd at Port St.
Joe Elementary; Polly
Edmiston of Port St. Joe
Middle and Marge Prange,
itinerant personnel.
Angel Barbee of Port St.
Joe High School was recog-
nized as Gulf County's
Teacher of the Year.
Bill Carr recognized the
nominees for non-instruc-
tional employees of the year,
Chris Brumbaugh of Port St.
Joe High; Maretta Early of
Wewahitchka High; Janice
Nelson of Wewahitchka
Middle; Robert Nowell of the
Maintenance Department;
Debbie Peak of Port St. Joe
Elementary; Carolyn Ranie of
Wewahitchka Middle; Ginger
Respress of the
Transportation Department
and Cindy Rich of Port St.
Joe Middle School.
Debra Anderson of the
District Office, was awarded
the School-Related Employee
of the Year.
Wilder also took the
opportunity to recognize sev-
eral employees retiring after
years of service to the Gulf
County School System.
Following dinner and the
awards ceremony, atten-


Deputy superintendent Bill Carr awards Debra Anderson of
the district office as non-instructional employee of the year.
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work to reconcile Union and
Confederate neighbors.
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ease which killed and
maimed the soldiers. She
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orphans of soldiers on both
sides of the war, and realized
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beyond the killing of soldiers
in battle. She also saw the
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peace was one of the two
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world (the other being equal-
ity in its many forms) and
seeing war arise again in the
world in the Franco-Prussian
War, she called in 1870 for
women to rise up and oppose
war in all its forms. She
wanted women to come
together across national
lines, to recognize what is
held in common above what
divides, and commit to find-
ing peaceful resolutions to
conflicts. She issued a
Declaration, hoping to gather
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Biker Couple Completes Tour of County Seats


by Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
During the week, they're
9-to-5ers, married baby
boomers holding down
respectable government jobs.
But when the whistle
blows on Friday afternoon,
Keith and Monica Oster hear
in that blast of freedom
another, more urgent sound,
the call of the open road.
Leaving their work week
troubles behind, the Palm


Keith and Monica Oster
are residents of Palm Harbor,
Florida. When not on the road,
they are documenting their
travels on their website,
http//www.monkei.com.


Harbor couple hits the
streets in matching Honda
ST1300 motorcycles,
equipped with GPS, satellite
radio, cruise control, walkie-
talkies and the obligatory
radar detector to keep the
fuzz at bay.
The Osters are members
of the Florida 67 Riders, an
informal group of Sunshine
State biking enthusiasts
spanning all 67 counties.
As part of the Florida 67
Riders Chrome Challenge,
the Osters recently complet-
ed a nine-month motorcycle
tour of the Florida counties.
To document their jour-
ney, the Osters took pho-
tographs of themselves at
each county courthouse,
snapping shots in Port St.
Joe and Apalachicola on
April 8, two days before con-
cluding their tour at the his-'
toric Jefferson County couit-
house in Monticello.
The sights the couple
encountered along the way
often proved as interesting
as the final destinations.
Setting out early in the
morning and visiting as


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Monica Oster stands before the Gulf County Courthouse in
Port St. Joe on April 8. Monica and her husband, Keith, have
taken their pictures in front of all 67 Florida courthouses as part
of the Florida 67 Riders Chrome Challenge.


many counties as possible
before returning home, the
Osters favored back roads


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over interstates and avoided
chain restaurants, opting
instead for the "mom and
pop" places that featured
local cuisine.
"It gave us an opportuni-
ty to see Florida in ways
most people don't see," said
Monica Oster.
"You see the world differ-
ently on a bike than in a car.
You get to see things and
smell things and hear
things. "
Touring the country on
motorcycles has become one
of the couple's favorite pas-
times.
Though her husband of
four years has ridden for
three decades, Monica Oster
first hopped @n 4, bike five
years agg; p,r convincingg
Keith t6: t!'1" to riding after
a Irno.tr'%.v hi':PS.
.T_ -a, 'I'm not getting
mriy younger, so I might as
well do it while I can,'"
laughed 58-year-old Monica.
The Osters are members
of the Iron Butt Association,,
which promotes safe, long
distance riding. The couple
has participated in several
long distance events, includ-
ing a coast-to-coast ride last
SApril,. :where they traveled
from .Jacksonville to San,
Diego and back in 91 hours,
nine hours under the allotted
time.
This summer, the couple
will head to Denver, where
they will compete in the Iron
Butt Rally, an 11-day,
11,000 mile marathon.
The Rally requires riders'
to visit five checkpoints
around the perimeter of the
U.S. and has several "bonus
hunting" opportunities
whereby participants are dis-
patched to remote locations
to retrieve scavenger hunt
items.
When the Osters aren't
riding, they are working on
bikes or planning their next
adventure. They have begun
documenting their travels on
their personal website,
http //www. monkei.com,
which features the pho-
tographs taken from the 57,
county seats.
With the courthouse
tour completed, the couple
plans to resume their tour of
Florida state parks, a project
they'd temporarily put on


hold during the Chrome
Challenge.
"We thought we'd better
finish the counties first,"
laughed Keith Oster.
Then there's Frank
Brown's Key Lime Pie
Challenge, named for the
Iron Butt Rally veteran and
key lime pie connoisseur who
solicits his fellow riders' help
in finding the best key lime
pie in the state.
Keith and Monica Oster
have sampled the Key West
favorite in a few Florida
restaurants and rated the
pies using Brown's one to
five fork rating.
"He's very strict on that,
too," noted Keith Oster,
recalling a time when Brown
downgraded a recipe he'd
given an outstanding five-
fork rating to four forks, cit-
ing the pie's slightly frozen
center.
Keith Oster will tell you
there are different genres of
riders: Harley riders, dare-
devils, speed freaks. Then
there are others like him and
his wife who don't frequent
parties or biker bars, ones
who "just like to ride."
And ride and ride and
ride. They don't call them-


selves Iron Butts for nothing.
"We personally get bored
just riding down the street to
the Shoney's," he laughed.
At a recent biker get-
together, the couple encoun-
tered a 74-year-old man
who'd logged 110,000 miles
in the past year.
Though they love to ride,
the Osters do not know if
they'll be able to match the
old biker mile-for-mile when
they, too, have reached their
twilight years.
A motor home has
already struck the 51-year-
old Keith Oster as a some-
what less taxing means of
spending a retirement on the
open road.
Monica Oster, however,
is not yet content to hang up
her helmet. A late-comer to
the biking world, Oster
makes it clear to her hus-
band that she has many
miles left to travel.
Then she offered a com-
prise.
"We'll drive our bikes
behind a motor home and
see the country both ways."


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for a photograph. The Osters ride matching Honda ST1300
motorcycles that they have affectionately dubbed "the twins."


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by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
The Department of
Homeland Security is finally
reaching all the way 'from'
Washington, D.C. to Gulf
County.
After receiving a grant
from the newly-formed feder-
al agency, the Medical
Reserve Corps (MRC) of
Rural Northwest Florida was
established just less than a
year ago.
Its mission is to estab-
lish a community-based,
organized group of health
care and non-medical volun-
teers who can assist their
own communities during
large-scale emergencies,
such as a terrorist attack,
hurricane, epidemic or large
chemical spill.
Shirley Rich, a retired
nurse and resident of St. Joe
Beach, said she was ener-
gized about the formation of
such an organization.
"We need a corps group
of volunteers, for example,
who would be willing to evac-
uate nursing home residents
during a hurricane," Rich
said.
Through the recruitment
and education of local volun-
teers, the MRC can act as a
support staff to the current
Gulf County healthcare pro-
fessionals and emergency
management staff.
"We are concerned about
the duplication of efforts,"
Rich said.
'We want to fit in with
the current staff, not take
the place of or be available
instead them," she added.
.Day Ann Logue, director
of the Medical Reserve Corps
of Northwest Florida in
Panama City, said volunteers
for the Gulf County MRC will
operate as health depart-
ment volunteers under .the
comprehensive emergency

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According to Rich, the
SGulf County MRC would '
work in conjunction with
Emergency Management
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Health Department to start a
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about nutrition and health-
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"Nationwide, the leading
killer of firemen is heart dis-
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In an effort to have vol-
unteers available in emer-
gency as well as non-emer-
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office is currently receiving
directives from' the Office of
the Surgeon General, and
they are in the process of
developing education pro-
grams for community out-
reach.
In a letter sent to regis-
tered nurses and other indi-
viduals throughout the
county, Logue and the Gulf
County People with Special
Needs Committee developed
a needs list for which MRC
volunteers would be needed.
Those needs were as follows:
Individuals to be
trained in crisis counseling
and to provide such counsel-
ing in times of need.
Individuals to man
phone banks during disas-
ters.
Individuals to provide
disaster preparedness train-


"ganize
ing to the community.
Doctors, nurses, phar-
macists, nursing assistants,
teachers/educators, support
staff,' mental health coun-
selors and other medical
staff to provide support and
care to individuals if mass
immunization is needed due
to. an outbreak of influenza,
small pox, West Nile, etc.
Individuals to assist
the evacuation of the nursing
home in Port St. Joe, includ-
ing drivers.
The northwest Florida
group is coordinating with
11 other reserve corps
statewide to develop an ori-
entation and' training pro-
gram for volunteers.
"We're getting there,"
Logue said. "There is a lot of
organization involved."
By working in conjunc-
tion with other reserves
across the state, Logue said
a corps of volunteersin Gulf
County could learn how
other MRCs dealt with,
specifically,' hurricane pre-
paredness and coordination
during last year's record sea-
son.
"We want to get started
up in time for the upcoming
hurricane season," Logue
said.
Rich said an MRC in
Gulf County is perfect for her
because as a retired nurse,
she can still give her-service
to the community without
taking on a full time job.
"We remember how we
all felt after 9/11," Rich said.
"We wanted to rush up to
New York and help, but we
couldn't."
With the formation of a
MRC, Rich can now offer her
assistance when her commu-
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Carolyn Lee said she doned or neglected animals a
hasn't had a good night's second chance, the path to
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stumbling block last
Thursday when they met at
the Gulf County Senior
Citizens Center to accept
bids for construction of a
new facility.
Working in conjunction
with CRA Architects, a
Tallahassee firm recom-
mended by the USDA, the
major financier of the new
shelter, the Humane Society
received only one unofficial
bid from Windolf
Construction.
All the momentum fol-
lowing acceptance of a $500
donation from the Junior
Service League just prior to
the meeting faded in the tiny
conference room as the
board was told they would
have to alter their plans and
enter into a construction
management contract to
move forward with the pro-
ject.
"I've never done anything
like this before," Lee said,
evidently frustrated.
Her husband Leon quiet-
ly laid his head in his hands
while Delores Windolf and
David Rosenfeld of CRA dis-
cussed potential changes of
the proposed design to chip
away at the final price tag on
the project $523,117.
The Humane Society,
working with a budget of
roughly $480,000, must put
$150,000 of their own funds
towards construction before
the USDA will kick in addi-
tional funds, one of several
requirements set forth by the
federal agency before con-
struction can proceed.
The discrepancy in bud-
geted funds and the final
price tag on the project is
another stumbling block for
Lee and her board, but she
said firmly, "We've gone too
far to stop now."
Never Look Back
Carolyn and Cindy White
began an adoption program
several years ago when they
took it upon themselves to
rescue animals from the city
pound and find for them safe
and caring homes.
Their determination has
hardly faded since they
joined forces with other com-
munity members, forming
the St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society in 1997.


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The organization has
been actively raising funds
since its inception, and after
advocating for the animals
for years, Lee said the city
and county commissions
have done everything the
Humane Society has asked
them to do.
The future site of the
new animal shelter, adjacent
to Gulf County's Mosquito
Control facility, has been
leased to the Humane
Society for 50 years at $1 per
year, and permit fees for
building the facility have
been waived, making the
project as affordable as pos-
sible.
The problem lies in the
fact that the organization
can not apply for a building
loan because they do not
own the land.
"Everything that can
happen already has or it
will," Carolyn said.
Most victories have
indeed been double-edged
swords.
After the formation of the
Humane Society, Leon wrote
the current euthanization
policy to replace the seven-
day life expectancy of shelter
animals that was previously
in place.
The policy, according to
him, states that the shelter
space will be utilized to the
fullest of its capacity. As long
as space is available and
there is enough food, no ani-
mal shall be put to sleep.
With Carolyn now in
charge of daily feeding, she


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animals will be pu
which ones will n
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Leon said sadly.
In order to
animals in the
chance, the Lees
only the major
time, but they h
dered their own
strays and the
smaller dog or ca
not survive with
dogs at the poun(
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have a home aniy
said.
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some years ago,
woke in the mi
night and foun
sleeping on the
nursing a par
puppy, Leon tells
unending dedica
animals.
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60s, and we can'
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give all the Humane Society are accus-
e shelter a tomed to doing.
exhaust not With the help of Gulf
ty of their County Extension Agent Roy
ave surren- Lee Carter and his staff, the
home to six Humane Society now has an
occasional educational training pro-
t that would gram developed for use in
i the larger local classrooms.
d. The programs included
even really instructional materials
more," Leon design to educate children
on the responsibility of pet
n experience ownership.
in which he Carolyn said this educa-
ddle of the tional development was one
.d his wife of the Humane Society's
garage floor, objectives, and they were
vo-stricken now financially equipped to
of his wife's move forward with quarterly
tion to the presentation in the school
in our mid- system, pending approval
t do this for from the school board.
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by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
A nationwide organiza-
tion, born of a concept in the


Gulf County

Sheriff's Report
April 22: Ronnie Eugene
Coley, w/m, 22,
Wewahitchka, violation pro-
bation; Justin Clifford
Myers, w/m, 19, Lynn
Haven, violation probation.
April 23: Dominic
William Torella, w/m, 19,
Eastpoint, DWLSR, Rebecca
A. Goodin, w/f, 26,
Wewahitchka, worthless
checks.
April 25: Roosevelt
Brown, III, b/m, 21,
Apalachicola, DWLSR.
April 27: Michelle Rae
Shane, w/f, 26, Port St. Joe,
VOP-possession cocaine;
Curt Larson Johnson, w/m,
21, Wewahitchka, aggravated
assault.
April 28: Richard Leroy
Dyer, w/m, 54,
Wewahitchka, battery;
Micheal A. Byre, w/m, 56,
Port St. Joe, DUI.
Port St. Joe Police

Department News
On. April 23,, 2005,
around 12:31 a.m., the Port
St. Joe Police Department
arrested Justin Sinclair
Armstead, age 19, of Port St.
Joe for possession of mari-
juana and paraphernalia,
both were misdemeanor
charges. Armstead was
transported to the Gulf
County Jail to await first
appearance.
On April 24, 2005,
around 3:09 a.m., the Port
St. Joe Police Department
arrested Johnny Harold
King, age 44, of Slocomb Ala.
for driving under the influ-
ence, a misdemeanor viola-
tion. King was taken to the


early 1950s to help rebuild
and recruit quality public
service officers, will hopefully
be making its way to Gulf


Gulf County Jail to await
first appearance.
On April 26, 2005,
around 10:00 p.m., the Port
St. Joe Police Department
arrested William Charles
Quaranta, age 32, of Port St.
Joe for driving under the,
influence, a misdemeanor
violation. Quaranta was
taken to the Gulf County Jail
to await first appearance.
On April 30, 2005,
around 9:13 a.m., the Port
St. Joe Police Department
arrested' Tannis Jasmine
Boykins, age 24, of Port St.
Joe on a warrant for theft
and when Boykins was
arrested, she was also
charged with possession of
drug paraphernalia.
On May 1, 2005, around
3:24 p.m., the Port St. Joe
Police Department arrested
Maurice Demont Miller, age
27, of Panama City for,dri-
ving while license suspended
or revoked. Miller was taken
to the Gulf County Jail to
await first appearance.
CITY ORDINANCE
REGARDING ABANDONED
AND/ORJUNKED
VEHICLES IN PORT ST. JOE
The Port St. Joe Police
Department is currently
posting properties for aban-
doned and/or junked vehi-
cles. Unsheltered storage for
a period of thirty (30) days or
more within the corporate
limits of the city, except in
licensed junk yards, of old
and unused stripped junk
automobiles not in good and
safe operating conditions,
and of any other vehicles,
machinery, implements or
equipment or personal prop-
erty of any kind which is no
longer safe or usable for the
purposes for' wfii6li it was
manufactured. Any vehicle
which does not have a cur-


County later this year,
Indian Pass resident
Peter H. Burgher is working
with local law enforcement


rent tag shall be considered
a junked automobile.
Officers are currently locat-
ing and documenting these
vehicles which are not in
compliance of city ordinance
#296. If you need further
information, call the Port St.
Joe Police Department at
229-8265.
DO YOU WANT TO
RIDE MOTORCYCLES,
MOPEDS, OR SCOOTERS?
The following are licens-
ing requirements for mope-
ds, scooters and other two or
three wheel motor vehicles.
If 50 cc or less, these
vehicles are not motorcycles
by driver license law defini-
tion, FS 322.01(25), so a
motorcycle endorsement is
not needed per FS 322.03(4);
however, to operate them on
streets and roadways, you
must be at least 16 years old
and hold at least a regular
operator (Class E ) or
"Motorcycle Only" driver
license. (Reason: Even
though these vehicles are 50
cc or less, they still fall under
the driver license law defini-
tion of "Motor Vehicle" and a
driver license is required to
operate a "motor vehicle.")
FS 322.03(1), 322.01(26) and
322.05(1).
Is there a motorized
vehicle you can operate with-
out a driver license? Yes, if at
least 16, you may ride a bicy-
cle with an electric helper-
motor that can not go faster
than 20 miles per hour on
level ground. Per 322.03(1),
322.01(26) and 316.003(2).
It would be a good idea
to check the laws regarding
the safe and legal operation
of scooters before purchas-
ing these "motor vehicles."
There is currently a concern
for the safety of persons
operating these vehicles on


and county officials to form a
One Hundred Club for Gulf
County, the purpose of
which is to provide financial


the roads without proper
licensing and the laws' are
clear regarding their use.
Mexico Beach

Police Report
During the past week,
the Mexico Beach Police
Department answered 110
calls for service and investi-
gated one burglary and one
theft.
During the same period,
officers issued seven traffic
citations, four traffic warn-
ings and five parking cita-
tions.
FWC Division of Law

Enforcement News
Lt. Arnie McMillion and
Officer Scott Hoffman
received an anonymous com-
plaint in reference to two
individuals on a vessel
anchored at the jetties near
St. Joe Marina. The com-
plainant advised he had seen
the pair catch and keep
three redfish. Surveillance
was set up for approximately
two hours. An inspection
was conducted at the ramp
by Officers Scott Hoffman
and Hal Webb who asked if
they had caught any fish.
They denied having any fish
on board. A search of the
vessel discovered the three
redfish, along with mackerel
and flounder. The appropri-
ate citations were issued for
over-the-bag limit of redfish.
Officer Hal Webb issued
a citation to an individual
who was observed littering
(less than 15 pounds) oh
state land off Sauls Creek
Road near Howard Creek.


assistance in the form of
mortgage payoffs, scholar-
ships and the like, for fami-
lies of police, fire and public
safety officers killed in the
line of duty.
'This was a concept that
originated after WWII when
fire and police departments
were trying to rebuild them-
selves," Burgher said.
Not only is Burgher
working to support local law
enforcement and public safe-
ty officials in Gulf County,
he's carrying on a legacy of
his father, Harvey W.
Burgher.
The elder Burgher and
businessman, Walter Roble,
organized the Century Club
in Boston some 50 years ago.
The Century Club eventually
came to be known as the One
Hundred Club.
'The idea, was to attract
better quality servicemen to
these fields," Burgher said.
His plan for Gulf County
is to create a group of mem-
bers who are committed to


County

contribute $100 annually to
build a support fund over a
period of time.
Called away by his job in
the summer months,
SBurgher said he hopes to
return in mid-September
and have the details of the
organization ironed out by
the end of October.
Burgher said he had
already received agreement
from a few local leaders will-
ing to be a part of the initial
trustee group charged with
overseeing the fund.
He will also seek the help
of a local banker, attorney
and accounting firm to help
with the logistics of the orga-
nization's formation and
general operation.
'The things you learn are
amazing," Burgher said.
"A lot of political to-do
lists come out of these orga-
nizations and there is good
underneath,' he added.


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by Tim Croft
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A new season now
begins. The Port St. Joe
Sharks can only hope it
ends as similarly upbeat as
the one just ended.
The Sharks pounded
out three wins last week,
scoring in double digits in
two games and continuing
to benefit from consistently
strong pitching to close the
regular season 20-4, with
the postseason, in particu-
lar the District 3-2A tour-
nament, scheduled to begin
at Port St. Joe this week.
The Sharks, the top
seed- in the tournament
after completing their sec-
ond straight season with at
least 20 wins, played the
winner of Monday's open-
ing game between
Cottondale and
Blountstown in Tuesday's
semifinals.
The other semifinal pit-
ted Wewahitchka and
Sneads. The championship
game is slated for 7:30 p.m.
EDT on Thursday at Shark
Field.


Last week's action
began last Tuesday with a
10-1 thrashing of Arnold
out of Panama City Beach.
"It was senior night,
with Port St. Joe honoring
11 seniors," said Shark
coach Chuck Gannon.

Port St. Joe advanced to
the District 3-2A cham-
pionship game with a
12-0 victory over
Cottondale on Tuesday.
The Sharks will face
Sneads, a 3-1 winner
over Wewahitchka, at
7:30 p.m. EDT at Shark
Field.
Bart Lowry (6-1) twirled
a complete-game three-hit-
ter, allowing a single run in
the fourth inning.
The top of the Sharks'
batting order, Travis Burge,
Kenny McFarland and
Randall Johnson, rapped
out seven of Port St. Joe's
11 hits, driving in four
runs, and helped spur the


Sharks to a 7-0 lead after
three innings.
Burge was 2 for 3 with
an RBI; McFarland was 2
for 5 with a double; and
Johnson was 3 for 4 all
three hits were doubles -
and drove in three runs.
Aaron Little was 1 for 2
with two RBI.
It was a tighter affair in
Marianna on Thursday
night as Travis Burge (7-0)
pitched the Sharks to a 3-2
victory after allowing two
first-inning runs. Burge
allowed just three hits and
struck out 10 while walk-
ing none. Both runs were
earned.
"He settled down and
limited Marianna to one hit
the rest of the way" follow-
ing the rocky opening
frame, Gannon noted.
After scoring one run in
the first inning, the Sharks
were shutout until the
sixth when they struck for
two runs which proved the
difference.
McFarland plated the
Staying run with an RBI sin-
gle and Johnson's hard


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shot to the first baseman
allowed Brian Glass to
score from third with what
proved to be the winning
run.
Johnson was 1 for 4
with two RBI and Burge
was 2 for 2 with a single
and double.
Port St. Joe pasted host
Liberty County the follow-
ing night, pounding out 12
hits en route to a 15-0 win
ended after six innings on
the mercy rule.


Sophomore Justin
Henderson (6-0) continued
to provide the key third
arm in the starting rota-
tion, allowing just two hits
while striking out six and
walking two in six shutout
innings.
Burge was 3 for 4 with
an RBI and Johnson was 2


for 3 with a double and RBI
as the top of the batting
order again led the way.
Lowry was 2 for 3 with
an RBI; Justin McCroan
was 2 for 4 with a double
and an RBI; and Zach
Williams had a double and
three RBI in two official at-
bats.


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junior Zac Norris had the
team's strongest finish,
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Tee time will begin at 1
p.m. (ET), with each player
paying a $50 entry fee.
Prizes will be awarded
for those placing 1st
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be handed out at the ham-
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for players and guests
immediately following the
tournament.
In case of rain, the
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(229-6550) or Pauline
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Port St. Joe office (229-
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by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Heavy rains and thun-
derstorms did not deter
several area bass fisher-
man who turned out for the
2nd Annual Gator Bass
Classic this past weekend
in White City.
Though the turnout
W as not as good as organiz-
ers may have hoped, Coach
Charlie Winchester said the
event was a success.
"This tournament goes
to support and help athlet-
ics for both boys and girls
sports," Winchester said.
"We greatly appreciate the
help from all of our spon-
sors and especially the
fisherman who came out
and braved the weather.
Hopefully next year, the
weather will be beautiful
and the turnout will be
much stronger."
Danny Gray and James
Grant of Lynn Haven took
first place and a $700
check with a five fish limit
weighing in at 12.49
pounds.
Second place winners

Wewa Track Girls

Travel to State
Four .competitors from
the. Wewahitchka High
School girls track team
traveled to the state meet
in Coral Springs on April
29.
Meleah Lister, Hali
Price, Natalya Miller and
Ellen Manor traveled with
Coach Jay Bidwell and
Mary Holley to south
Florida on Saturday and
finished twelfth in the girls
4x400 relay.
The team qualified for
the state track meet during
the regional competition
held in Tallahassee on
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were Mike Botiford and Hal
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with an 11.47-pound final
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$300.
Johnnie Kirkland of
Southport and Bobby
Smith of Panama City won
third place and $250 with a
10.26 final weigh in.
David Petty of
Blountstown won $150 for
the biggest fish which
weighed in at 5.79 pounds.
Wewahitchka High
School, Winchester and its
athletic programs would
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By: Beth Burch
Murray Carlstrom was
born in Rockford, Illinois in
1920. He is a man that has
many life' experiences, some
of which almost cost him his
life.
Mr. Carlstrom.-was born
with a birth defect to his
ankles, causing him to walk
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As a result, Murray joined
the Merchant Marines
instead of the Navy. He
became an Engineer during
lus iliree years of service.
'hile- on ship during WWII,
he was ascending a ladder in
the engineering room. A tor-
pedo hit the bow of the boat
sending him falline back-
wards some 20 feet onto a
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Many years after the
war, Murray and his wife,
Bonnie, were on vacation out
west. After leaving Las Vegas
in their motor home, the
radiator began to overheat.
Murray lifted the hood and
found that a hose was leak-
ing. He retrieved a screw-
driver and a clamp in an
attempt to repair the leak,
when the clamp broke the
hose sprayed hot antifreeze
over 45 percent of his body.
With his body covered by
third degree burns, Mrs.
Carlstrom had to rush him to
the nearest hospital in the
motor home that she had
never driven before.
During our conversation,
Mr. Carlstrom said, "When I
was young I always wanted
to do what everybody did, so
I made up my mind I would
do ev-ri ting."


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A rather humorous story
was when he bought a gas
station, one of his first busi-
nesses. He said it wasn't
doing very well. So he came
up with the idea to hire girls
to pump the gas instead of
himself. The business did
very well from that point on.
Smart thinking!
He discovered that the
military was auctioning, off
equipment. He knew people
would need large trucks to
get the equipment to their
destination, so he started a
trucking company. Is this
man always thinking or
what?!
Continuing to keep his
promise to himself, he got a
pilot's license while working
at the airport as a mechanic.
He obtained his captain's
license to become a charter
boat captain and owned a
motel.
About a year ago, Mr.
Carlstrom had a stroke.
After his hospitalization he
was placed in a skilled nurs-
ing facility down south. He
said, 'They just put me in
the bed and didn't do much
with me. I lost 50 pounds
and lost all my muscle."
Murray was recently


admitted to Bay St. Joseph
Care & Rehabilitation Center
in December. When he
arrived via stretcher ambu-
lance, Mr. Carlstrom was in a
curled, rigid position. He
could not feed himself or
mobilize himself. Physical
and occupational therapy
was immediately started.
Now, only four months later,
with consistent and progres-
sive therapy given, he is able
to propel himself in a motor-
ized wheelchair and feed
himself. He stated, "Now, I
have my muscle back."
After hearing these sto-
ries, I was amazed at his still
resilient spirit. Mr. Murray
Carlstrom is indeed a sur-
vivor and a real life hero. Bay
St. Joe is very much honored
to have helped him in getting
back to his highest potential
after having a stroke. Yes, he
plans on going home to the
house he bought 4 months
ago when his daughter,
Crystal De Puy, moved him
and his wife up from Deland,
Florida. To go home is his
goal and it is Bay St. Joe's
goal. If his past is any indi-
cation of his future, he will
do it.


Garden of Dreams
The Grace Baptist
Church and Long Avenue
Baptist Church rallied
together on April 23 to begin
creating "The Garden of


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church members, the gazebo
construction began. The
plans are to build a beautiful
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with flower beds accessible
for wheelchair-bound resi-
dents. They will continue
this courtyard transforma-
tion by landscaping the sur-
roundings.
After "The Garden of
Dreams" is complete, Sheryl
Tyler, activities director, will
have an unveiling party for
.the residents and staff.


Wewahitchka Gator Booster Club,


Inc. 2005 Campaign Underway
The Wewahitchka Gator station to become a member and awards. tion to:
Booster Club, Inc. and its and be actively involved in Anyone wishing to Wewahitchka Gator
Board of Directors have this club and their endeav- make their tax deductible Booster Club
recently completed the task ors. The funds received donation to the c/o Vision Bank
of establishing a local from contributions will be Wewahitchka Gator Carolyn Husband,
booster club for the pur- used to fund numerous Booster may do so by con- Treasurer
pose of providing support projects including the acting any of the officers P.O. Box 100
for Wewahitchka High granting of scholarships or directors listed above, or Wewahitchka, FL
School and its athletic and various other prizes by mailing their contribu- 32455


teams, organizations and
students. This not-for-prof-
it organization was estab-
lished under the leadership
of a new Board of Directors
consisting of Matthew D.
Birmingham, Jerald
Gaskin, Dennis Peak, Ben
Ranie and Clayton Brooke
Wooten along with the legal
aid of Paul W. Groom, II.
The following people
have been elected to serve
as officers for the 2005-
2006 school year: Dennis
Peak, president; Jerald
Gaskin, vice president; and
Carolyn M. Husband, sec-
retary/treasurer. Paul W.
Groom, II, will serve as reg-
istered agent for the corpo-
ration.
The Wewahitchka Gator,
Booster Club, Inc. is at the
same time soliciting mem-
bership into this new club.
Membership categories are
as follows:
Bull Gator: $500 con-
tribution
Gator Booster: $100
contribution
Misc. Booster: any
monetary donation
The Wewahitchka Gator
Booster Club would like to
extend to everyone an invi-


Former Lady Gator to Compete in


Alabama State Softball Playoffs


Ashley Smith, a 2004
graduate of Wewa High
School, two-year Lady
Gator, two-year Shark soft-
ball player, sits on the
steps of the LBW communi-'
ty college softball bus won-
dering where it will take
her. Ashley has dreamed,
since she started softball at
an early age, of playing col-
lege ball. On May 7-10, her
dream will be complete.
She and her team-
mates, the Lady Saints
from Andalusia, Ala., will
play in the state playoffs in
Birmingham, Ala. Ashley is
a second baseman on the
Lurleen B. Wallace
Community College softball
team. She signed her
senior year in Wewa to play
softball at LBW on scholar-
ship. With the completion
of this dream, she will be
working on another dream.
In June, Ashley will be
entering Seminole
Community College in
Sanford, Fla., to pursue
her career in criminal jus-
tice/athletic training.
A big "thank you" from
Ashley to all those coaches
and teammates through


Ashley Smith
the years who have been a
part of her softball life.
Ashley resides with her
grandparents, Bill and
Sondra Ballew in Mexico
Beach.


If anyone should have
any questions or need
additional information
regarding the Wewahitchka
Gator Booster Club, Inc.
may call Carolyn Husband
at 639-2222.
The Boosters would like
to express their support for
the Gator baseball and
Lady Gator softball teams
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Mud Slinging with the Indian Pass Potters


by Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
In the potter's studio
located steps below her
Indian Pass home, Ann Eason
huddled with Daphne Lloyd
and Jan Sapte to discuss the
fate of a Great American
egret.
Sculpted by Lloyd out of
brown clay, the egret was to
be featured prominently in an
ornate water fountain, its
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The egret, hurled aloft as
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stately appearance, soon
found itself diminished.
With the sound of clay
clanking on the studio floor,
Sapte gasped in London-
accented horror.
"You just lost your beakl"
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ture the egret in a hand-crafted water fountain.


"I've got to the kinder-
garten stage I think," laughed
Sapte, who joined the group
in December.
While her ornamental
door stop and flower vases
awaited their turn in the kiln,
Sapte began work on a bowl.
Placing the lump of clay
beneath two sheets of heavy


divides her time between
England and her home on
Cape San Bias, joked about
her encounter with a neigh-
bor "more European" than
she.
"I met the same car riding
on the wrong side of the road
this morning," she laughed
and then gathered the flat-
tened clay in her hands.
Affixing the clay to the
outside of a small glass bowl,
Sapte noted that she planned
to trim the edges around the
perimeter.
"I usually tear my edges
to Anne Murray music," said
Lloyd, doing a little edge-tear-
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gets you loose."
Though Lloyd offered to
play her a Yanni CD Murray
didn't come along for Friday's
visit Sapte opted instead to
curl the loose edges into a
flowing wave pattern around
the bowl's edge.
She planned to add glass
to the bowl later, one of the
group's most recent experi-
ments, but was not yet sure
what the outcome would be.
"We just sort of make it
up as we go along,"' said
Sapte.
The discovery is part of
the fun at the co-op, and the
women are fearless when it
comes to clay.
"Whoever has a talent in
a specific area shares it with
everybody," noted Lloyd.
"Nobody's shy about trying
new things."


: A Christmas tree sculpted
by Ann Eason exited the kiln a
surprising shade of blue.

S.., canvas, Sapte turned a knob
on ,'thee slab, roller1 which
pourn~d thq clay;down to a
desired thickness.
As she turned the hand
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Out of the kilns, the
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number of colorful glazes,
and sent back for a second
baking.
In the company of other
pottery and a myriad of glaz-
ing chemicals, a piece's


Uoyd planned to ifea-


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Daphne Lloyd holds a
piece from her "Sand and
Surf" collection, which she
featured at last weekend's A
Taste of the Coast event.
appearance may emerge from
the kiln altered. A tree crafted
by Eason and painted with
two green glazes recently exit-
ed an unexpected shade of
blue.
"It's like Christmas wheir
you open the kiln," noted
Lloyd, who has been known
to retire a piece when it does
not come out as anticipated.:
Lowering a small clay
frog down from a wire rack
inside the kiln room, Lloyd
noted that the frog will have a
second go in the kiln.
'This little frog was
unhappy, because all the
other frogs were much fanci-
er," sh'e said.
Lloyd planned to feature
the frogs at her A Taste of the
Coast booth, along with a
selection of her brightly col-
ored bowls. If the plain frog
emerged fancier from its sec-
ond turn in the kiln, it too,
might make the cut.
One of the most prolific
co-op members, Lloyd has
also begun work on a casse-
role dish for an upcoming
Cinco de Mayo celebration
hosted by a fellow potter.
The potters' frequent get-
togethers are an extension of
the warm fellowship shared'
inside the studio.
The potters are artistic,.
creative women who are,
above all else, friends. They
enjoy their time together as:
much as they do crafting
bowls, forming sculptures
and slinging that glorious:
mud.
"When somebody's sick,
we cook for them. When.
they're gone and leave a hus-
band behind, we try to
include them," said Lloyd of
the co-op's unique dynamics.
"It's just a neat group."


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Some glass decorations made by the Indian Pass potters
rest on one of the studio's tables. Experiments with glass are the'
potters' new obsession.


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Jazz legend Bill Evans
recorded over 50 albums and
received five Grammys.


Gulf Jazz Society's popu-
lar Jazz Gumbo returns in a
new venue on Monday, May
16. The Gumbo will pay trib-
ute to jazz legend Bill Evans,
generally agreed to be the
most influential jazz pianist
of the last four decades.
The event will be held in
the New Banquet Room of
the Black Angus Restaurant
and Lounge (4500 W. Hwy.
98) Panama City. The music
begins at 7:00 p.m.
Heading an all-star cast
is superb Atlanta pianist
Kevin Bales, internationally


known jazz bassist Steve
Gilmore, and Giacomo Gates
(fresh from a gig at Lincoln
Center) doing vocals-a la
the best selling Bill
Evans/Tony Bennett CD.
Atlanta drummer Justin
Varnes will anchor the
ensemble.
Cost of the event is $15
($12 for GJS members). The
price of admission includes a
cup of gumbo. Tickets are
available from Larry Fletcher
(784-2106), Bill Graham
(235-187'1), Bob Borich (235-
1659) or from the Black


Angus (784-1788).
The GJS is able to pro-
duce the Evans' tribute,
according to artistic director
Larry Fletcher, because of
the availability of especially
talented musicians who are
able to approximate the
highly nuanced touch and
feeling of the Bill Evans Trio
recordings.
Bales, Gilmore and
Varnes are devotees of the
Evans style in which each
member of the trio is an
equal partner in producing a
cohesive and interrelated


Red Cross Offers Swimming Lessons


Being surrounded by
water, the Red Cross
'Mission" is clear each
everyone to swim. The
Central Panhandle Chapter
of the American Red Cross
intends to do just that.
Registration for our Summer
Swim Program .begins on
Saturday, May 7th. Classes
are available for ages' six
months through adult. Our


instructors are trained and,
certified by the American
Red Cross, so swimmers of
all ages and abilities are in
good hands.
The American Red Cross
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tinues that tradition today.
Only the American Red
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swim skillfully and safely. Register for swim lessons
Fdr more information, please at the Panama City Mall (JC
call the local chapter of the Penny wing) on May 7, from
American Red Cross at 763- 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Private Hula Lessons


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voicing. Gates will sing some
of Evans' best known pieces,
such as "Waltz For Debbie."
The program will include
narration.
During his career, which
was unfortunately cut short
at the age of 51, Evans
recorded over 50 albums as
leader and received five
Grammy awards.


He spawned a "Bill
Evans style," or "Bill Evans
inspired" pianists who
include some of the best
known artists of our day. He
remains a monumental
modelfor jazz piano students
everywhere, even inspiring a
newsletter devoted solely to
his music and influence.


Migratory Bird Day


Open House Tours
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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-
ducted daily May 11, 12, and
13 (Wednesday. through
Friday). The tours are sched-
uled to leave 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 Indian Pass will be
provided for participants' of
the staff-guided tours.
Those wishing to partici-
pate must make reservations
by phone at 850-653-8808
beginning on April 25.


Reservations will be limited
to four individuals per group.
As a reminder, the
Refuge is open to the public
year-round during daylight
hours except during hunt
periods and prescribed
burns and/or wildfires.
Special permits or 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 set aside
Pelican Island in Sebastian,
Florida as America's first fed-
eral wildlife sanctuary.
Thanks to his courageous
effort, Americans now have
95 million acres to call their
own in 540 very special
places around the country.
These lands the National
Wildlife Refuge System -
remain today as America's
only network of federal lands
dedicated to wildlife conser-
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Gulf County's
Is your grandchild the
Cutest Baby in Gulf County?
Of course! But, now, brag-
ging rights could just be fact!
Gulf County Senior
Citizen's Center is sponsor-
ing a "Gulf County's Cutest
Grandbabies" photo contest.
The contest is open to
Gulf County children from


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Cutest Babies Photo Contest


newborn to three years old.
Pick up your entry form
at either the Port St. Joe or
Wewahitchka Senior
Centers, or call 229-8466
and submit a picture no larg-
er than 5x7. Professional
photos are preferred.
The deadline for entry in
May 5.
Entry fee for each child
is $8.00. The photos will be
on display at Port St. Joe
Senior Center on May 9-10
and at the Wewa Center May
10-11. Finally, the photos
will be displayed for final
judging at the Community
Health Fair at Lake Alice
Park in Wewahitchka on May
12 from 10 a.m. until 2
p.m.(CST).
Votes will cost $1 each
and the babies with the most
money in their voting cannis-


ters will be the winners.
Votes can also be mailed to
Gulf County Senior Citizen's
Association, 120 Library
Drive, Port St. Joe, FL
32456. All votes must be
received by Friday, May 13.
Grandparents, friends
and family even the entire
community, can vote as
often as they like. All pro-
ceeds will go to benefit pro-
grams for Senior citizens.
Winners will be
announced Friday, May 13
and will be featured in local
media. Winners will receive a
certificate, prizes and a tro-
phy. Each child entered will
receive a gift.
For more information,
call Sandy at the Senior
Citizens Center at 850-229-
8466.


Garden Club Serves Veggie Lunch


Wewahitchka Woman's Club News


Kendall Creamer

Kendall Turns Two
Kendall Creamer cele-
brated her second birthday
on April 17 with a Barney
party.
Kendall is the daughter
of Jason and Kelli Creamer
and the granddaughter of
Eddie and Sue Jones. She is
the great granddaughter of
Bernice Fortner and Mildred
Jones.


The Wewahitchka
Woman's Club met April 11
at the Charles Whitehead
Library with 18 members
present.
The business meeting
was conducted by President
Marlene Whitfield.
Emmie Young gave the
devotional and read Helen
Steiner Rice's poem, "Not By
Chance Nor By
Happenstance."
Maureen Mitchell, chair-
man of conservation, had a


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

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tree planting ceremony in
memory of Betty Cudabec
'and Rosenia Kilbourn.
The president
announced the coming
events. Carol Vlahos will
attend the FFWC convention
in Orlando, the Gulf Coast
Woman's Club Celebration at
Boardwalk Beach Resort, the
May banquet at Maxine's
Restaurant, the Tupelo
Festival and the District 2
meeting in Chatahoochee.
Hostesses for the day
were Louise Setterick, Raye
Ellen Floyd and Kendall
Sparkman.

Gulf Coast Woman's

Club News
The GFWC Gulf Coast
Woman's Club hosted a
Federation Celebration .at
Boardwalk Beach Resort,
Panama City Beach.
FFWC president
SCharlyne Carruth gave a pre-
sentation of "Operation
Smile," the state project.
The tables were beauti-
fully decorated to carry on
the "Smile" theme. A deli-
cious buffet lunch was
served at 11:30 a.m.
After lunch, Gulf Coast
Woman's Club conducted
their business meeting.
Maureen Mitchell, Carol
Huft, Ruth Hall and Tweeta
Gaskin attended the meet-
ing.

Apalachicola 800 624-3964 \
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Apalachlcola UU /178-1342
Cape San Bias 866 654-0999
Carrabelle 800 613-5962
Eastpoint 800 409-3204
Mexico Beach 866 692-3224
Simmons Bayou 877 929-8001
St. George Island 0 800 525-4793
St. Joe Beach 800 411-3717
Panama City 850 265-2970

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110 Indiana Street, LanarkVillage 2211 Gramercs Plant. Bd.. Espoin 40 W Gorrie Drive, St. George island
Directions: from Carrabelle Anchor Directions: on Hwy: 98 just past the\ Direcions from park at center of island
Office continue on Hwy. 98 for approxi- intersection of State Road 65. travel west on Gulf Beach Drive two
mently 4 miles. Home is on the left side Beautiful large new Bayfront four bedroom, blocks. Turn left on Second Street, then
of highway. Look for balloons! four and one-half bath home in Gramercy right on Gorrie Drive. Complex is on
Custom-built waterview four bedroom, 3 Plantation. Wrap around balcony and ele- left, beachside.
bath home with 2,600 plus heated sq. ft. vator. MLS#105098. (Meet sales agent in Villas of St. George Island condo overlook-
plus finished basement, screened patio office for an escort to house). ing the Gulf of Mexico. MLS#104563.
room with pool. MLS#L02461. Call Pam Collins at 850 899-1054 or Call Nancy Demos at 850 556-3910.
Call Jim Workman at 850 566-1491. Hall Bell at 850 899-9694.


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Historic District '91) Aenue C. Apalachicola '. 64 Fifteenth Sureet, Apalachicola
67 Avenue D, Apalachicola \j Directions: from the Anchor Office in\irections: from the Anchor Office in
Directions: from the Anchor office in Apalachicola travel west on Hwy. 98 one Apalachicola travel west on Hwy. 98 for
Apalachicola travel south on Hwy. 98, block, turn left on 7th St. Go down two 0.5 of a mile. Turn left on 15th St. House
turn'right on Fifth Street. Home is on the blocks to Avenue C. Turn right on Ave. is at the end of the block on the right.
corner of Fifth Street and Avenue D. C. Rogers is in the middle of the block. Beautiful three, bedroom, one bath home
Rare historic architecture in home built in Beautifully renovated three bedroom, two located in Southern Historic District of
1846. Beautiful wood floors, 10 foot ceil- bath all cypress cottage. Completely updat- Apalachicola. MLS#104311.
ings, seven fireplaces. MLS#101501. ed. Tastefully decorated. MLS#103832. Call Missy Miller at 850 899-4510.
Call John L. Miller at 850 653-6548. Call Sam Wexler at 850 653-7986.

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it'1 Il.n Beach Road. C(pe 'i Ra I a949 .uger Are.. Bacoi Hill ,, 356 Balboa Street, St. Joe Beach
Drcuons. from ApalachicoL aAnchor Directions: from the Sr. Joe office uavel\jDirections: from Anchor's Joe Beach
Office, continue west on Hwy. 98 for northwest on Hwy. 98 2.5 miles. Turn m/office travel west eight blocks. Turn right
approx. 8 miles. Take slight left onto right on Fryer Lane, then right on Auger on Balboa Street. Home is three blocks
CR-30W for 12.5 miles. Turn left onto Avenue. Street deadends in driveway, on right on the corner of Georgia Ave.
CR-30E for 5.3 miles. Turn left onto Beautiful home built in.2000 on large lot This home rests on one beautiful oversized
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room, two and one-half bath home at Cape Extensive landscaping/gardens. Beautiful maintained. Property has a well for jrriga-
San Bias. MLS#103595. homesite. MLS#103566. tion. Just a short walk to the dedicated
Call Nipper Jewett at 404 788-8836. Call Ann Mazzanovich at 850 340-0563, beach and beautiful sunsets! MLS#102898.
Call John Treglown at 850 258-7703.


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by Bunny Miller
On Wednesday, March
16, at Port St. Joe
Elementary, Louise Jones,
along with Garden Club
members Bunny Miller,
Barbara Wood, Era Daniell
and Jean Fortner, served
Mrs. Carmel Dodson, Mrs.
Karen Odom and their stu-
dents a delicious vegetable
dinner. Benny Roberts
.donated and grilled chicken
to go with the vegetables.
Guests included Roy Lee
Carter, county agent who
has been the backbone of the
Garden Club since the begin-
ning, City Manager, Lee


Vincent, City Clerk and
Garden Club member,
Pauline .Pendarvis and
County Commissioners
Nathan Peters, Jr. and Billy
Williams.
The menu consisted of
turnips, collards, cauliflower,
brocolli, sweet potatoes and
sweet potato pie made by
Louise.
We have had the garden
since 1996. Thanks to Betty
Lewis of the Garden Club for
writing the grants that sup-
port to garden and thanks to
the Jesse Ball DuPont
Foundation for giving us the
money. We couldn't have


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done it without them.
I have been with the gar-
den since the beginning and
I have learned as much as
the students. The garden has
really grown from a 30 x 50-
foot plot with railroad ties for
boundaries to a 75-foot
square plot with real fencing.
I don't think we were expect-
ed to do so good, but here we
are nine years later, produc-
ing two crops a year and still
growing. We now have a but-
terfly garden and an
amphitheatre behind it. The
most important thank you
goes to the students for all
the work they do.


Sea Oats and Dunes Garden Club News


The Sea Oats and Dunes
Garden Club is privileged to
be hosting the District II
meeting of the Florida
Federation of Garden Clubs
at the United Methodist
Church of Port St. Joe at 10
a.m. ET on May 5.
The members of the club
will cater the luncheon and
serve the gardener atten-
dees. The club encourages
interested 'local individuals
to come and listen to learn
what the Garden Club is all


about.
On the second Tuesday
of May, Sea Oats and Dunes
will hold its regular meeting
at 10 a.m. EST in the
Beaches fire, .. house on
Alabauila St., St. Joe Beach.
This will be their final meet-
ing until September.
Therefore, please plan to sign
Sin and join for the fiscal year
2005-6 at $20 dues.
New officers will be
Installed at the May meeting:
president, Karen Buddo; first


vice president, Sandy
Yarborough; second vice
president, Sally Malone; sec-
retary, Marilyn Duncan and
treasurer, Marian Cathey.
Sharing the beauty of
flowers has'bonded the club
into a unified, family. For
those interested in becoming
part of the Sea Oats and
Dunes gardeners, call Sally,
Malone at 647-8913 for
information.


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Gulf County Genealogical Socity Will Meet May 14


Tony O'dell Dandy & Allison Nicole Hale


Dandy & Hale to Wed


Tony O'dell Dandy and
Allison Nicole Hale would
like to announce their
engagement and forthcoming
marriage.
O'dell is the son of Tony
and Phyllis Dandy of Port St.
Joe and the grandson of Jim
and Montey Dandy of Port
St. Joe and Dewey and Alice
Walls of Bristol, Tenn.
His fiance, Allison
Nicole, is the daughter of
Don and Carolyn Hale of


Jennifer Craig


Recognized


with Awards

Jennifer Craig, a Port St.
Joe High School graduate,
was recognized on April 21
with an Award of Distinction
and a Judges' Award for the
creation of Cool Productions
website at the annual Florida
Public Relations Associa-
tion's (FPRA) Image Award
program. She was also
awarded with the Outstand-
ing Public Relations Student
Award on April 13 from
Florida State University's
Department of Communica-
tion.
Craig accepted the FPRA
awards in front of more than
90 local industry profession-
als in Tallahassee. FPRA pre-
sents the Image Awards
annually. These awards have
'become a standard of public
relations excellence in -the
Tallahassee area. Winners
demonstrate the very best
examples of public relations
research and planning, pro-
duction, execution and eval-
uation of results and budget.
The faculty of the
Department of Communica-
tion at Florida State
University selected, Craig to
receive the Outstanding
Public Relations Student
Award. This award is given
once a year to one deserving
senior in the' public relations
major. She was selected
because of her creative arid
strategic public relations
skills, high academic
achievements' and profes-
sional work experience.
Craig is a 2001 high
honor graduate of Port St.
Joe High School and is pur-
suing a Communication
degree with an emphasis in
Public Relations from Florida
State University.


Bristol, Tenn. and-the grand-
daughter of Roy Hale and the
late Louise Hale of Church
Hill, Tenn. and Doug and
Mary Saul of Blountville,
Tenn.
The wedding ceremony is
planned for May 21 at 2 p.m.
at Kingsway,Baptist Church
in Bristol, Va. The wedding
reception will follow at
Athens Steak House.
All family and friends are
invited to attend.


The Gulf County
Genealogical Society will
meet Saturday, May 14, at
10:00 a.m. EST in the meet-
ing room of the Port.St. Joe
library.
Billy E. Nale, Sr. will be
the guest speaker. Mr. Nale
was born in Chattanooga,
Tenn. but grew up a "Good
Ole Boy" in Gadsden, Ala. He
then married a "GRITS" (Girl
Raised In The South) and
they reared a family of four
children. After a career in the
U.S. Army and as an
Electronics Program
Manager at Naval Coastal
Systems Center in Panama
City, he retired and became a
busy man. His years of
Genealogy education, train-
ing and research qualify him
as an expert on all matters of
genealogy as well as speak-
ing and lecturing. The topic
of his May 24 presentation
will be:
MIGRATION OF BRITISH
ISLE IMMIGRANTS TO
AMERICA PRIOR TO THE
REVOLUTIONARY WAR,
1607-1775.
This presentation is
intended as a guide to assist
the family researcher in trac-
ing their early British Isle
ancestors. The material will
identify and describe four
main groups of immigrants
from the British Isles to the
American Colonies prior to.
the Revolutionary War. We
will map out the particular
areas in which they lived and
departed from England,
Scotland and Ireland. We will
explore their family origins
and naming patterns, reli-
gious beliefs, culture, living
environments and reasons
they left. We will also locate


and trace the areas) to Please plan to attend British Isle Immigrants and


which they settled in the new
world.


and hear Mr. Nale's presen-
tation. Learn more about


Honors Piano Recital


Pianists Sarah Hiscock
and Erica Protsman per-
formed before more than 100
guests attending the
Northwest Florida Music
Teachers Honors Recital held
in the FSU auditorium in
Panama City on April 22.
Dressed in formal attire,
18 young musicians per-
formed an evening of classi-
cal music for their audience.
Connie Risinger, chairman of
the event, introduced each
performer and their music
selection. Students had been,
carefully selected by their
teacher and judged deserving
to be invited to perform in
this special recital. ,
Nine Florida State music
teachers were represented.
The Honors Recital is held
annually to accept donations
for the Barbara Albritten


Music Scholarship Fund.
Scholarships are awarded
each Spring for the continu-
ance of music study in sum-
mer camp.


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about the Gulf County
Genealogical Society. Visitors
are always welcome. The
Society will not meet during
the months of June, July
and August but will resume
meeting on September 10, at
10:00 a.m. EST in the meet-
ing room of the Port St. Joe
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In conjunction with the
celebration of Older
American's Month, Gulf
County Senior Citizens will
hold a Community Health
Fair at Lake Alice Park in
Wewahitchka, on Thursday,
May 12, from 9 a.m. til 2
p,m. ,CDT.
People of all ages will
enjoy' the information
booths, health screenings,
live entertainment,
picnic/cookout and a
"Cutest Grandbabies


Contest."
Come one, come alll
Have a picnic lunch, get
healthy, be well, and have
fun while you learn about
programs for- anyone who
plans to grow old in our com-
munity.
Vendors are invited to
call Debbie at 229-8466 to
register and reserve your
table.
For .further information,
call 639-9910 or 229,-8466.


f NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS

I BID NO. 0405-18

SThe Gulf County Board of County Commissioners is seeking bids for purchase of the following:
S1-New Sea Doo Watercraft or Equivalent
Must Include:
Proposal to include delivery
.* Four-stroke, three-cylinder Rotax SOHC or Equivalent
Propulsion System: Bombardier Formula water jet pump or Equivalent
Starter: Electric
Additional Required Specifications are available upon request at the Gulf County Courthouse,
Clerk of the Court, Room 148, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456,
S(850) 229-6112. The hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., E.T., Monday-Friday.
Questiohs should be directed to Art Riccard, President of the South Gulf County Volunteer Fire Department, at (850)
... ... 227-7835.
':i .. Please indicate on the envelope YOUR COMPANY NAME, that this is a SEALED BID and include the BID
NUMBER.
.. .- .. Proposals must be turned in to the Gulf County Clerk's Office at'1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd, Room 148, Port St.
; Joe, Florida; 32456, by 5:00 p.m., E.T., on Friday, May 20, 2005. Bids will be opened at this location on Monday,
. r .' : May 23, 2005 at 10:00 a.m., E.T.
'-.'. By: Nathan Peters, Jr., Chairman
/ Attest: Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk
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EASTPOINT BAYFRONT "Timmons," 365 E. Bay
Dr. Fabulous Bayfront estate lot of approx. 2.23 acres
that may be subdivided into 2 lots. Home features
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Recent college graduates
in Florida who want to
become teachers but did
not earn degrees in educa-
tion can now pursue their
teaching dreams through
Passport to Teaching, an
innovative certification
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Cooley Earns

Black Belt
Eight-year-old Cody
Cooley was honored and
awarded the 1st degree black
belt in Taekwondo April 14
during a special ceremony in
Dothan, Ala.
Cody has been studying
the art of Taekwondo since
he was five years old.
Taekwando is a modern mar-
tial art to excel in discipline,
patterns, sparring and self
defense. His is the son of
Michael and Patricia Cooley,
brother to Courtney and lives
in Dothan, Ala. His grand-
parents are Troy and Marion
Simmons and Jimmy and
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Indian PassRaw Bar- this place has
captured the market on "unique din-
ing". The Indian Pass Raw Bar serves
up the area's best oysters, steamed
shrimp, crab legs and variety of sim'i-
lar delectables. The semi-self service
restaurant offers great atmosphere
and charm (Not to mention Great
Food). This is a must while vacationing
in Paradise.
Check us out at ww.indianpassrawobar.com
8391 C-30A,
South of Port St. Joe
850-227-1670
New Hours:
Tuesday Thursday: 12:00-8:00
Friday Saturday: 12:00-9:00
Beginning this Sunday, May
30th we will open at 1:00
pm and this schedule will
continue until Labor Day.


American k Board for
Certification of Teacher
Excellence (www.abcte.org).
In recognition of college
graduation season and
national Teacher
Appreciation Week, the
American Board will cut the
Passport to Teaching appli-
cation fee for recent gradu-
ates by $100 throughout the
month of May. The incentive
is designed to encourage
teaching-minded individuals
with bachelor's degrees to
achieve their goals.
Candidates for Passport
to Teaching certification
must demonstrate mastery


on examination of subject
area knowledge and profes-
sional teaching knowledge.
Individuals can prepare for
certification on their own
time and at their own pace,
using preparation materials
available from a variety of
sources. No additional col-
lege courses are required
unless the certification can-
didate chooses to participate
in them for preparation pur-
poses.
"America will need 2.4
million new teachers over the
next 10 years," said
American Board President
Dr. Kathleen Madigan. "If


you have the skills, the intel-
ligence and the passion to
teach there is a classroom
right now that needs you."
Currently, Passport to
Teaching certification is
available in the areas of ele-
mentary education, English,
mathematics, general, sci-
ence and biology. Passport to
Teaching is recognized by the
U.S. Department of
Education and accepted by
several U.S. states as a route
to full teacher certification.
To receive a free infor-
mation kit, call 1-877-NOW-
ABCTE or visit
www.abcte.org.


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Patty Eck0an Joins Gulf County Seniors Group


Gulf County Senior
Citizen's Association is
pleased to announce the
appointment of Patty
Eckman to the position of
Fiscal Officer. As such, Patty
is responsible for maintain-
ing budgeting, financial and
accounting records of state,
federal and local grants, pro-
cessing accounts payable,
receivable, assisting the
director in preparation of
grants and payroll.
Operating from the Port
St. Joe headquarters, Ms.
Eckman reports to the
Executive Director, Sandy
Lieberman. The Fiscal
Officer is a pivotal position
within the organization,
interacting with Case
Managers, Program
Coordinator, Site Managers,
Direct Service Workers and
the public.
Mrs. Eckman comes to
GCSCA with exceptional cre-

Joni Graduates from FSU
The parents of Jonilyn
Whittington, Fred and Bess
Millirons and her sister, Sara
Whittington, of
Wewahitchka, are very proud
to announce her graduation..
Joni has received her
Bachelor and Master of
Science degrees in special
education from Florida State
University in Tallahassee.
She was a 2000 high honors
graduate from Wewahitchka
High School.


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Administrative Assistant at
Geri-care Assisted Living
Facility where she performed
similar duties and served the
older adult population she
loves so well.
She holds an Assisted
Living Administrators Core
Certificate, attended St.
Petersburg College, in St.
Petersburg, the Curtis H.
Wilde School of Real Estate,
in Key West, holds a Culinary
Arts certificate from Indiana
Technical College, in
Indianapolis, and received
an Associates Degree in Fine
Art/Photography from Ball
State University.
"Patty brings that "spe-
cial touch" that we look for in
the new culture at Senior
Citizen's," said Sandy
Lieberman, "Our organiza-
tion has entered a new
phase. It is a time when the
elderly population is growing
rapidly and older adult soci-
ety has changed. We can no
longer do things the way they


have been done in the past
Patty's impressive experience(
and passion for the elderly
will help us take our organic
zation where we want it tc
be."
Her previous accom
plishments include receiving
the Volunteer of the Yea
Award for three years in a
row from the State o
Indiana; she founded the
White River Indian Trai
Festival, taking it from 14
participants to over 200,00(
in six years; was a tutor for
Literacy America, and devel
oped an educational program
"On Balance" for those suf
fearing from Menieres
Disease. Patty is the
"Eleventh Hour" volunteer
for both Covenant Hospice
and Emerald Coast Hospice.
She and her husband
Clem, share a house in Por
St. Joe with their many ani
mals, and she has a son,
stepdaughter and one grand
daughter.


Dorothy Beard Community Scholarship Foundation


The Dorothy F. Beard
Scholarship Foundation has
been established to provide
financial assistance to a
deserving Port St. Joe High
School graduating senior.
The amount of the annual
scholarship award is $500.
The Scholarship is named in
honor of the late Dorothy
Faison Beard. For greater
than 40 years, Dorothy
Beard displayed her musical
talents and contributed to
the building of the majority
of the Christian Ministries in
North Port St. Joe. Port St.
Joe High School graduating
seniors interested in apply-
ing for the scholarship
should contact Melissa
Ramsey, Guidance
Counselor, at 229-8813.
The Dorothy Beard
Community Scholarship
Foundation will conduct a
community program on
Sunday, May 15, 2005, at
the Body of Chrfst Church in
North Port St. Joe. For more
information contact Ms.
Veronica Barrington at 647-
1650, or Dr. Timothy Beard


at 251-533-3539
Scholarship donations car
be made to the Doroth]
Beard Community
Scholarship Foundation
(DBCSF) and mailed to
DBCSF, P.O. Box 1032, Por
St. Joe, FL 32457.

PSJ High School CaIss of 1985 Reunion
Port St. Joe High Schoo
Class of 1985 is planning
their 20th Class Reunion for
the weekend of July 1-2. I
you are interested in helping
coordinate the reunion o:
know how to contact ar
alumnus of '85, please con
tact Angel Barbee at abar
bee@gulf.kl2.fl.us or cal
Port St. Joe High School a
(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 p.m
at the high school. For mon
information, call Angel a
PSJHS.


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Podr St. Joe Mexico Beach IMRAL HOME FUNERAL HOME LAW OFFICES
Apalachicola Carrabelle F liE W. P. "Rocky Comforter Charles A. Costin
For All Your 50710th Street rt St. Joe Personal Injury Real Estate
Financial Needs Workers' Compensation
MERFoD MouMasi;LanE (850) 229-8111 (850) 227-1818 (850) 227-1159


TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

X 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

"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



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L ~ WHERE BROKEN VESSELS ARE MADE NEW
8Rodney 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.
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You're Among ftlends at
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David A. fernandez. 'Pastor
Offce:S50227-1837 arsonage: 850229-6271
613 Madison Street FortSt.Joe. f
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SFFIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution andMRonument Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724


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


Dan Rhodes
PASTOR
JeffWhitty
Minister of Muic/T~l th
Debornhlohylen
Ditor of Childn Ministries


Jesus is Lord an He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:


382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.


Mike Weotirrook
Paetor


Morning Worehip
Evening Service
Disoipleship Training
Wednesday Prayer .


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 ,
10:45 a.m. -
Adult School
11:00 a.m.
*Sunday School
*Y6ung Children Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron



First United Methodist
Church of Mexico Beach
1 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services: 9:00 a.m. CST
Sunday School:10:15 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist Church
NURSERY PROVIDED
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


MEXICO BEACH CRYSTAL SANDS REALTY
ANIMAL CLINIC 1602 Highway 98,
(850) 648-8811 Mexico Beach
1000 Highway 98 (850) 648-4400 *888-385-1844
Grooming Boarding* Pet Supplies www.crystalsandsrealty.com

THE STAR RISH, GIBSON
209-211 Reid Ave., & SCHOLZ, P.A.
SWilliam J.Rish, Thomas S. Gibson,
(850) 227-1278 Russell Scholz
www.StarFL.com (850) 229-8211


SIIHIGHLAND VIEW

CHURCH of GOD
482 Pompano Street Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-229-6235 850-227-5660 cell
Rev. Tim Bailey
SERVICE SCHEDULE
Sunday School: 9:45 am Sunday Worship: 11:00 am
Children's Church: 11:00 am Evening Worship: 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting/Evening Service: 7:00 pm



F / 'tf4 "A Reformed Voice
/ in the Community"

O"c g Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School ............................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Fellowship .................0:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service .........11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ..............6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Night (Bay St. Joseph) .. 6:30 p.m.
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship ....6:00 p.m.
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Faith Christian School


Church of Christ

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




CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS
Singing: 9 a.m. Sunday
Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday
Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
SCorner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
S 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 isgoodl: blessed is the man that trusteth in
Him. Please accept this invitation to join us in womhip. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725



^ rirst 1Baptist Churci
102 THIRD STREET, PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Michael Rogers, Minister to Students
Sunday School .................................. 9:45 am
Morning Worship Service ......8:30 & 11:00 am
Disciple Training ................................ 6:00 pm
Evening Worship ............................. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .............. 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM ......7:49 am ET
< "THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"


SGood.Shepherd .~utheran Church
929 South Tyndall Parkway
(Panama City, florida 32404
phone 871-6311
www.GobdShepherdLC.com

regular Sunday Worship at 800 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School /,tdult ible Study at 9:15 am.
Ssaffed nursery is provided during the
Sunday School hour and 10:30 worship service.
lease accept this special invitation to be our guest


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


Sheral Bass Pate


rni Mrs. Sheral Bass
Pate, 61, of
Wewahitchka, passed
away Saturday, April
23 at her home.
SMrs. Pate was
~ b i born in Wewahitchka
.. and lived there many
years. She had
worked as a law sec-
retary and in her later
years earned her CNA certificate, but most
importantly was a devoted mother and
homemaker.
Survivors include: a daughter, Christa L.
Pate of Milton, Fla.; a sister, Vicki Scott and
her husband John C. Scott of Marianna; a
brother, Frank Bass of Wewahitchka; several


Clennis "Shine"

Harvey
The deepest
gratitude of the fam-
ily is extended to all
who found so many
ways to show their
friendship with
cards, food, floral
tributes, etc. Your
kindness and sym-
pathy during the ill-
ness and passing of
our loved one is
especially appreciat-
ed.
God bless each
of you.


The Family of
the late Clennis
"Shine" Harvey

Melvin Quinn, Sr.
The family of the
late Melvin Quinn,
Sr. would like to
express their appre-
ciation during the
time of their bereave-
ment.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-
8
To every thing
there is a season,
and a time to every
purpose under the
heaven:


nieces and nephews: Jonn C U cott r.,
Kristina Scott, Vikki Bass, Cage Bass,
Anthony Snipes, Jackie Mitchell, Julie
Blakeney, Debbie Greer; her stepfather,
Byron Stetson and many close cousins, rela-
tives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her hus-
band, Wesley Pate, her mother, Martha
Gaskin Stephens Stetson, stepfather, A.C.
"Steve" Stephens, brother Deward Allen
Bass, and her father, C.I. Bass
Memorial services were held Sunday,
May 1, at the Holly Hill Cemetery in Port St.
Joe with Father Jerry Huft officiating.
Donations may be made to Hospice of the
Emerald Coast 401-B Reid Ave. Port St. Joe,
FL 32456 or the St. Johns Episcopal Church
PO Box 595 Wewahitchka, FL 32465. Adams
Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge
of the arrangements.


A time to get, and
a time to lose; a time
to keep, and a time to
cast away;
A time to rend,
and a time to sew; a
time to keep silence,
and a time to speak;
A time to love,
and a time to hate; a
time of war and a
time of peace.

We miss him
dearly, but his love
will remain with us
always.
God bless you is
our prayer.


Wewahitchka Church of Christ



to Offer Vacation Bible School


The Wewahitch-
ka Church of Christ,
located at 2241
Highway 71, invites
you to come join the
fun. Biing your chil-
dren and invite your
friends to Vacation
Bible School. Our
theme this year is


"All Things Bright
and Beautiful."
Instead of the week-
long VBS the church
will conduct classes
over five consecutive
Saturday, starting
on June 4th, 2005.
The following is a list
of subjects for each


Justice for All

To stand up for because our
justice, forefathers knew
many times is right from wrong.
hard to do. If we don't stand
Many people up and be heard,
now day's, we're not going
care little about to have it long.
me or you.


But as
Christians, we are to
stand firm
for what we,
think is right,
Thank God we
live in America,
but often we still
have to fight.

We have this
freedom and justice,


God tells us in
Micah 6:8 how to
live,
while on earth
we trod.
We are to act
justly, and to have
mercy,
and to walk
humbly with our
God.
-Billy Johnson


Saturday:
June 4: The
Heavens Teach
God's Design
June 11th: The
Earth Teaches
Stewardship
June 18: The
Ocean Teaches
Obedience
June 25: The
Animals Teach God's
Providence
July 2: The
Human Body
Teaches Unity


Vacation Bible
School times are 9
a.m. to 12 p.m.
Central.
Have fun learn-
ing about God and'
the Bible by hearing
Bible stories pre-
sented by puppets
and Bible story-
tellers, doing crafts
and playing games
based on that day's
subject.


Beach Baptist


Dinner Menu


The menu for
Beach Baptist
Chapel's Wednesday
night supper for May
4 will be hamburg-
ers, french fries,
beans, dessert and
tea and May 11 will
be baked macaroni
and cheese with
ground beef, string
beans, dessert and
tea. Dinners may be


eaten in or taken out
and are served from
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
EST. A $5.00 dona-
tion 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.

Freaky Friday

Kids Night
First United
Methodist Church of
Mexico Beach will be
holding Freaky
Friday Kids Night
Out every Friday
from 6-9 p.m. CDT.
There will be games
crafts and pizza.
Everyone is invited
to attend. Please
call Cheryl Glennon
for more information
call 340-0748.


4&kLong Avenue Baptist Church y

Touching Lives...

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

MEETING TOGETHER

March 6 May 8


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


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


Worship on Wednesday:
7:00pm


N GfUiDE NS AfisT eiKN


A time to be born,
and a time to die; a
time to plant, and a
time to pluck up that
which is planted;
A time to kill, and
a time to heal; a time
to break down, and a
time to build up;
A time to weep,
and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and
a time to dance;
A time to cast
away stones, and a
time to gather stones
together; a time to
embrace, and a time
to refrain from
embracing;


The Catholic Church of Gulf County

Welcomes You
St. Joseph St. Lawrence Mission
20th & Monument Hwy 71 North
Port St. Joe, FL Wewahitchka, FL
(850) 227-1417
Weekend Mass schedule'
Sat: 4:00 pm (ET)
Sun: 9:30 am (ET) 11:00 am (CT)


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Wilhite Retires from Board of Trustees


After 19 years of continu-
6us service, Lou'.ey \\lilhite
has announced hi .retire-
ment from Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative's Board of
Trustees.
When Wilhite became a
member of the board in 1986,
he took over the District II,
Group 1 seat, formally held
by B. A. Pridgeon, Sr. During
his tenure, he has seen some
major changes in the
Cooperative as it has grown
over the years, including the
development of the water sys-
tem in the Southport area.
Wilhite considers improved
reliability to the membership
as being another major
change and attributes this
partly to Alabama Electric
Cooperative.
"Service .has improved
drastically over the years,"
Wilhite said.. "Our service is
as reliable as that of investor-
owned utilities. Outages are
few and far between. AEC
has increased its capacity to
meet demand, and they have
a fine group of people working
there."
Wilhite held the offices of
Secretary and Vice-President
on the Board and also served
as Chairman of the Finance
Committee.
"I thoroughly enjoyed
attending the monthly and
other special meetings of the
Board," Wilhite said. "The
members of the Board have
always been very congenial to
one another and have gotten
along and worked together in
harmony. They are truly a


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Lowrey Wilhite
great group of people. Roy
(Barnes) is a top-notch CEO
and General Manager and is
doing an outstanding job."
Wilhite serves as both
President and Treasurer of
the Howard Creek Volunteer
Fire Department, which he
has been a member of since
its beginning, and therefore is
a strong supporter of the
$500 donations that the
Cooperative presents each
year to each of the volunteer
fire departments in its service
area.
Wilhite said that other
Cooperative members living
in his area would call him
from time to time with ques-
tions or concerns, and that
he never minded taking the
time to listen to them.
"I feel that the biggest
challenges facing the
Cooperative are the waste-
water system and also
Tyndall Air Force Base and
the Navy base. Should the
Cooperative be granted those
contracts, there will be the


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added responsibility of fulfill-
ing those. Also, the rising
cost of fuel presents a chal-
lenge out of our control that
must nevertheless be faced
by the Cooperative."
Wilhite was born in
Corinth, Miss. and graduated
from high school in Biloxi.
Wilhite was in the Air Force
for 20 years, from December
of 1951 until July of 1972.
He was stationed at Tyndall
Air Force Base in 1954.
While in the Air Force, he
worked in air traffic control
and ground radar mainte-
nance and retired as a Senior
Master Sergeant. Wilhite pur-
chased' property in Howard
Creek in 1963, but began liv-
ing permanently in the area
in 1972, when he retired from
the Air Force. That same
year, he began working for St.
Joe Telephone and Telegraph.
He left the company and
started his own land clearing
business, which he operated
for more than a year, then
worked at Arizona Chemical
for three years as a supervi-
sor. However, he decided to
return to the phone company,
where he worked as a super-
visor at the toll center and
worked his way up to plant
manager. He retired from the
company with 16 years of ser-
vice in 1995.
Wilhite is also a member
of the Masons and the
Howard Creek First Baptist
Church, which he helped
build. As a matter of fact, the
first meeting of the church
was held in his living room.
He enjoys fishing, especially
fly fishing, and spending time
with his family, which
includes his wife, Shirley, two
children and two grandchil-
dren. ,
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
Washington counties and in
the municipalities of
Wewahitchka, Ebro, White
City, Fountain and
Southport.


GCEC Participates in National Take Your

Daughters and Sons to Work Day


Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative recently partici-
pated in the National Take
Our Daughters and Sons to
Work Day. Gulf Coast Electric
employees were invited to
bring their children or grand-
children to spend a day at
work with them.
Acting on research that
showed adolescent girls
received less attention than
boys, Take Your Daughter to
Work Day was initiated in
1993 by the Ms. Foundation
for Women. The intention was
to give girls additional direct
attention by having one-on-
one time with their mother or
father and an insight into
career opportunities available
to them, thus increasing self-
esteem. Today, a new pro-
gram has been launched -
Take Our Daughters and
Sons to Work Day. The Ms.
Foundation recognized that
for girls to be able to reach
their full potential, whether it
is in the home, workplace or
community, boys also must
be encouraged to reach their
potential by participating
fully in family, work and com-
munity. Take Our Daughters
and Sons to Work Day is usu-
ally observed on the last
Thursday in April, so that
students who participate can
return to school on the fol-
lowing Friday and share what
they learned from their day
on the job with their peers.
The 18 children who


attended spent the day work-
ing alongside their parent or
grandparent. The group
enjoyed a pizza lunch, and
each participant was present-
ed a T-Shirt, certificate and
goody bag.
For more information on
Take Our Da light- r-' arid"
Sons to Work Day, visit the
official website at
www. daughters andson -
stowork.org.


Gulf Coast Ekltric
Cooperative is pri-:ud L'
announce the addition' 'f iv to
new employees to its ,stall.
Chris Davis joins the
Southport Right-Of-Way
Department as an equipment
operator. His job duties
include cutting and removing
rights-of-way for new con-
struction and clearing rights-
of-way in previous construc-
tion areas. Prior to coming on
board at Gulf Coast Electric,
Davis worked as a truck dri-
ver and an equipment opera-
tor.
Davis has a wife of five.
years, Nancy; two stepdaugh-.
ters, Cheryl, 24, and Melanie,
21; and a son, Morgan, eight
months. In his spare time, he
enjoys camping and both
freshwater and saltwater fish-
ing.


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Eligible Applicants will receive scholarships to cover:


Tuition
Uniforms
Books
Certification Exams


Candidates must be at least 19 years old,
have a high school diploma or GED and a felony free record.


Call today to find out if you qualify.
In Bay County, call 872-3853
In Gulf County, call 227-9610, ext. 5504 Wori ..

The Worklorce Training Center is an equal opportunity employer.
Program and auxiliary aids and services are available upon irquest to individuals with disabilities.
All client services are free orfcharge,


New Faces of GCEC


G(iif Coast


_,-"1 enjoy being outdoors
working with equipment'and
a small, group of people,"
Davis said. "I look forward to
moving up within the compa-
ny and maybe becoming a
line technician."
Mark Jones is also an
equipment operator in the
Southport Right-Of-Way
Department. Jones is a grad-
uate of Chipley High School
and worked at West Florida
Electric Cooperative for one
year before coming to Gulf
Coast Electric.
Jones enjoys fishing,
hunting, riding four wheelers
and spending time with his
friends and family.
"I like working with
power lines, running heavy
equipment and being out-
doors," Jones said. "I would
.like to work my way up to
being a line technician over
time."
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
Washington counties and in
the municipalities of
Wewahitchka, Ebro, White
City, Fountain and
Southport.


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4-H Summer Camp 2005


Join us for a fun-filled
week at 4-H Camp
Timpoochee June 27 July
1. Typical camp activities
include canoeing, swimming,
snorkeling, challenge adven-
tures, fishing, field recre-
ation, marine lab and more.
This camp is for youth ages
8-13. Ages 14-18 are consid-
ered camp counselors and
must attend training.
The main purpose of the
4-H camping program is to
help members develop life
skills in a fun and safe out-
door environment, ultimately
enriching their total personal
development.
The "education" location
is changed to include forests,
fields, water courses and


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other natural and man-made
phenomena. Camping uti-
lizes the resources of natural
surroundings to help partici-
pants attain life skills in
interpersonal communica-
tions, group living, personal-
ity development and leader-
ship. The camp setting pro-
vides a unique learning envi-
ronmpnt in which mental,


physical, social and spiritual
growth is maximized.
This year's theme is
"Survivor." Registration
forms and packets are avail-
able from your county agent.
Please call the Extension
office at (850) 639-3200 or
229-2909 to receive a regis-
tration packet from your
County Extension Office.


Looking for 4-H Camp Counselors


4-H is looking for a few
good camp counselors to give
leadership at 4-H Camp
Timpoochee June 27-July 1.
If you turned 13 by
September 1, 2004 and are
interested in being a camp
counselor, we NEED youl
Being a 4-H camp counselor
is a terrific opportunity to
learn leadership skills, earn
volunteer hours and have
funl..
Our first counselor train-
ing is Saturday. May 14.
Other counselor training ses-
sions \.ill beheld in June.
You must be pre-registered
for camp to participate. To
request an application or for
more information, call the 4-
H office at (850) 639-3200 or
229-2909.
If you have a question
about 4-H or 4-H Camp,
write to Mildred K. Melvin,
Extension Agent 4-H and
Family and Consumer
Sciences, University of
Florida/IFAS Extension-


Gulf County, PO Box 250
200 N. 2nd Street,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465; or
call the Extension Office at
639-3200 or 229-2909.
The University of
Florida/IFAS Extension-
Gulf County is an Eqdal
Employment Opportunity-
Affirmative Action Employer
authorized to provide
research, educational infor-
mation and other services
only to individuals and insti-
tutions that function without
regard to race, color, sex or
national origin.


If you are interested in
conducting guided tours on
St. Vincent National Wildlife
Refuge, then you must
attend the training being
held May 18 to apply for your
Special Use Permit. The
training will be held at the
Apalachicola National

Class of 1955

Reunion
The class. of 1955 of Port
St. Joe High School will have
its 50th year class reunion
this weekend, Friday, May 6,
and Saturday, May 7. Class
members will be gathering at
the Gibson Beach Cottage,
#7001 at St. Joe Beach,
across from Howell Tackle
Store (formerly E-Z Serve).
Balloons and signs will be at
the driveway.
Friends of class mem-
bers are also invited to drop
by and join the group at the
cottage on Friday after 7
p.m. and on Saturday for
"fun, fellowship and lots of
memories."


Spaces will be filled on a
first-come, first-serve basis.
The first 50 youth to register
will receive a camp scholar-
ship to reduce the cost.
If you have a question
about 4-H or 4-H Camp.
write to Mildred K. Melvin,
Extension Agent 4-H and
Family and Consumer
Sciences, University of
Florida/IFAS Extension-
Gulf County, PO Box 250
200 N. 2nd Street.
Wewahitchka, FL 32465; or
call the Extension Office at
639-3200 or 229-2909.
The University of
Florida/IFAS Extension-
Gulf County Is an Equal
Employment Opportunity-
Affirmative Action Employer
authorized to provide
research, educational irifor-
mation and other services
only to individuals and insti-
tutions that function without
regard to race, color, sex or
national origin.


Estuarine Research Reserve
from 8 am to 12 noon. Any
person or business that
charges a fee or includes a
fee for guiding on the refuge
requires a permit. This
includes but is not limited to
guide services for fishing,
hunting, photography, envi-
ronmental education, wildlife
observation and interpreta-
tion.
All guides are required to
furnish proof of liability
insurance at the rate of
$300,000 general
liability/occurrence, by an
insurance company which is
acceptable to the service. All
employees conducting ser-
vices on the refuge must
attend the one day training
course. In addition, all
guides will be required to
maintain current Red Cross
First Aid and CPR certifica-
tion.
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tions about the training, or
want further information
about guiding permits, call
Terry Peacock at 850-653-
8808.
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Currently available for
adoption at the Humane
Society are: Hut, large,
husky, yellow/white bulldog
(pictured); Kutra, Golden
Retriever/Chow male,
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free, housetrained (pictured)
Roxy, nice female pup about
six months old; Hut, large
husky, yellow/white bulldog;
Rowdy, nice Lab/Chow pup
about four months old and
puppies galore! Come see,
too many to list.
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Siamese male, stub tale and
already neutered; Socks,
nice male kitty, seven and a
half months old, neutered,
shots; and several 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.

Wild Horse Adoption
A wild horse adoption
will be held on Saturday,
May 21 through Sunday,
May 22 at the Jackson
County Ag Center in
Marianna.
Friday, May 20, will be a
preview day. Adoption will be
held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on
Saturday and 8 a.m. to noon
on Sunday.
Application is required.
This will be a competitive bid
adoption. Approximately 100
animals will be available.
There will be an adoption fee
of $125. Ask about the new
"Adopt a Buddy" program.
Admission is free.
For more- information,.
please call 1-888-274-2133
or (601) 977-5400.


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Harry A's of St. George'
Island will host its third
annual .Womanless Beauty
Pageant on Saturday, May 7
at 7 p.m.
Participants are asked to
wear their best Sunday-go-
to-meeting dress for the for-
mal competition, shake their
moneymaker for the talent
competition and bring their
sense of humor to answer
the judges' questions.
First prize is $500, sec-
ond is $300 and third is
$100.
Interested participants
may sign up at Harry A's and
receive a complete list of
rules.
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gravy, cornbread, fruit cock-
tail and milk. Friday, May 6,
pizza with pork topping,
tossed salad with ranch
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Birds are beginning to
chirp, flowers are in bloom
and great masses of tourists
are coming to the world's
most beautiful beaches. If
you're guessing that Spring
Break has come and gone,
you're right! Even though
many of our fellow class-
mates are enjoying them-
selves in the picturesque
Europe, there were a few of
us at home left to work,
occasionally go to the beach
and spend a few extra days
in school by ourselves.
Now it's time for a few
announcements. National
Honor Society, don't forget to


turn in your food for the
induction first thing in the
morning on May 4. All items
must go to the student activ-
ity room. Seniors, also
remember to pay your $18 to
Aaron Little for your stole to
wear at graduation.
After many delays and a
breakdown, the class of 2005
still managed to have' a blast
at Grad Night. Between
dances at Pleasure Island,
concerts at Disney World and
baking our buns in the sun
at Wet-n-Wild, we made
memories that we shall never
forget.
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Thursday, May 5, beef
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tuce and tomato, corn,
peanut butter bars and milk.
Friday, May 6, pizza with
pork topping, tossed salad,
and milk. Monday, May 9,
hamburgers, lettuce and
tomato, french fries, gelatin
with applesauce and milk.
Tuesday, May 10, spaghetti
with meat sauce, cheese,
green beans, rolls, pears and
milk. Wednesday, May 11,
turkey and noodles, green
peas, rolls, peaches and
milk.


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Orlando forlthe annual con- 13, he class of 2005 will
cert at Universal Studios. begin to say their farewells.
Here, they will compete However, we still have a few
against numerous high groip gatherings to attend.
schools from around the US. Thi year's senior breakfast
Good luck, and hopefully, wi be held Friday, May 20
PSJHS will bring home the at Sunset Coastal Grill.
Grand Champion trophy Inediately following will be
again. gr duation practice in the
This Friday, May 6, is gym at 1 p.m. And of course,
awards day for the high baccalaureate is Sunday,
school students. Everyone is May 22 at 6:30 p.m., and
welcome. graduation is the following
The annual Gold Card night at 7 p.m.
banquet will be held on Well guys, our time is
Monday, May 9 at 7 p.m. /just about over here at Port
They' plan to give out some St. Joe High School.
awards on this night to cut Hopefully, everyone has
down time at graduation. decided on their plans fol-
Students please attend this lowing graduation. It's going
ceremony. Tickets are sold at to be very difficult to leave all
PSJHS for parents. They are' the very special people we
$5 each, and dinner will bo have grown up with, but the
provided. I memories we have made will
It's crazy after all te travel with us through time.
deadlines, exams, research Let's all keep in touch, and
papers, timed essays amd don't forget to live life with no
baby-ads we've done, it's tal regrets and an open heart.
coming to an end. On May Love to all and God Blessl
PSJ High Class

of 1985 Reunion
S Port St. Joe High School
Class of 1985 is planning
S:' 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
S alumnus of '85, please con-
"; tact Angel Barbee at abar-
'. bee@gulf.kl2.fl.us or' call
Port St. Joe High School at
(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
i' the high school. For more
information, call Angel at
PSJHS.

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The current Port St. Joe High School Executive Council president
ter), shakes incoming president Emily Raffield's hand. Rounding
Council are (bottom row) Michelle Perrin, Hally Watford, Sierra
Ashley Erickson, Krista Parker, Samantha Denton and Shayla
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News Column
Faith Christian School


Last Sunday was a spe-
cial day for members, stu-
dents and friends of Faith
Christian School and Faith
Bible Church. The ground-
breaking ceremony for phase
one of the new multipurpose
building was held, and every-
one present was given the
opportunity to lift a shovel
full of dirt. The Building
Committee began the ritual,
followed by the Board of
Elders and the School Board
members. Then any others
who wished were given a
shovel so that they could be a
part of this customary begin-
ning of a new structure.
Plans are to begin construc-
tion very soon.
Mrs. Terri Nelson would
like to thank all those who
helped with the "clean-up
and fix-up" last weekend.
Much was accomplished. The
butterfly garden will have to
wait until Mr. Roy Lee Carter
recovers from a foot injury.
We pray that he will get well
soon and be back digging and
sowing.


The students in grades
five through eight presented
their science projects on
Friday, April 29, to judges,
other students and parents.
Our middle school science
teachers, Mrs. Karen Phelps
and Mrs. Lori Beightol, were
pleased with the effort and
work the students displayed
in their creative and interest-
ing projects. We will let you
know the results in the next
Lion's Tale.
Today, May 5, is the Day
of Prayer at Faith Christian
School and around the coun-
try. All of the student body
gathered together to pray and
to be a part of a short pro-
gram led by the older stu-
dents. Our nation, our pres-
ident, the state of Florida, our
governor, our county and
city, and all of our public offi-
cials were lifted up to God in
prayer also our churches,
our schools, our families and
friends.
Please remember Mrs.
Lynn Wells in prayer as she
recovers from replacement


hip surgery. She is recuper-
ating at the Health South
Rehabilitation Center in
Panama City.
The staff, teachers and
board members of Faith
Christian School will be treat-
ed to a Teacher's Appreciation
dinner to be held Friday, May
6. The special program and
dinner will be held at a new
Japanese dining place in
Panama City, Mori's restau-
rant.
Be ready for a treat next
Friday, May 13, when the K-4
and K-5 students will show
you what they have learned.
You will be delighted to see
what these students can do.
It will be held at the Long
Avenue Baptist Church
beginning, at 7:00 p.m. The
five-year old kindergarten
students will also receive
their diplomas as they gradu-
ate in their caps and gowns.
Friday is also the last day of
school for the Kindergarten
classes.
As we end a wonderful
year with these pre-school
boys and girls we remember
with thanksgiving what Jesus
said, "Let the little children
come unto .me and forbid
them not: for of such is the
kingdom of heaven." Matthew
19:14


Notice of Intent to

Apply for Federal Assistance

THE COUNTY OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, is complying with the requirements of
7CFCR 1780.19(a) by publishing this notice of intent to apply for a Community Facility
Loan/Grant for Honeyville Community Center project from the U.S. Department of
Agriculture, Rural Development.
This project will consist of design/construction of a community/hurricane evacuation center
in the Honeyville area of Gulf County. The Facility will serve all the citizens of Gulf County.

A public hearing on this project will be held on
Tuesday, May 10, 2005, at 5:30 p.m., E.T.
in the meeting room of the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners

If you have questions, call
Donald Butler
Chief Administrator
Board of County Commissioners
Gulf County, Florida
Ad #2005-023 (850) 229-6111 Publish April 28 & May 5, 2005


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by Jade Gaskin
As the end of the school
year gets closer, our sched-
ules have become more hec-
tic. A few changes have been
made at Wewahitchka High
School in the past few weeks
to help things run a little
smoother. We have welcomed
both a new principal and a
new football coach. Mr.
Wooten, a past administrator
at WHS, has returned tem-
porarily to fill the principal's
position. I spoke with Mr.
Wooten last week and asked
him what made him want to
come back to WHS. He said,
"It's in the best interest of the
students and the community.
The perception of the school
within the community is not
very good. I'm here to change
and improve that perception.
That's why I'm back."
Mr. Greg Jordan, our new
football coach, comes to
Wewa after coaching at
Blountstown for nine years.


WHS May


Calendar

May 4: Juniors meet with
Army representative
May 5: Author visit
SMay 11: Periods 4-5-6
Senior Exams
May 12: Periods 1-2-3
Senior Exams
May 13: 9:00 Senior
Breakfast
May 13-14: Relay For Life
May 15: -Baccalaureate
7:00 WHS gym
May 16: Band Banquet
6:00
May 17: Class Night for
Seniors, friends, families
May 19-20: State Softball
Playoffs
May 21: Graduation 7:00
WHS gym
May 24: Periods 4-5-6
Final Exams
May 25: Periods 1-2-3
Final Exams
May 25: Students last


May 27:
day '


Teachers' last


We would all like to thank you
both for the time and commit-
ment you have put in at our
school.
Progress reports went out
last week, marking the
halfway point of the nine
weeks. Wow! It's really
almost over. Also, senior
exams are scheduled for May.
11 (4, 5, & 6 period) and May
12 (1, 2, & 3 period). Good
luck seniors!
The seniors returned
home from Grad Nite 2005
last Sunday and they all had
a blast. The Gator Sound left
on their annual band trip on
Tuesday, April 26, and they
traveled to Tennessee for a
week.
The Lady Gator Softball
Team shut out the
Blountstown Tigers in a 17-0
victory last Wednesday night.
The Lady Gators placed sec-
ond in the district tourna-
ment. The Lady Gators will
travel to Bristol on Thursday.
Let's not forget about the
baseball team. They will be
playing their first district.
game against Sneads on
Tuesday, May 3 at 3:00 CST
in Port St. Joe. Also, the Girls
4 x 4 Track Team (Hali Price,
Natalya Miller, Meleah Lister,
& Ellen Manor) traveled to
Miami on Friday to compete
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in the State Finals. We will
update you in future issues
on the results of these athlet-
ic events.
The Gator Bass Classic
will be held on April 30 at the
White City Landing. This
event is a chance for the com-
munity to get involved, and
help out the Gators.
There will be a staff
appreciation dinner for all
Gulf County School District
Staff Members, on May 2 at
5:00 CST at Port St. Joe High
School. Oh, and I hope you
all remembered Secretaries'
Day last week. .Remember,
these are the people that
make your job easier.
On May 4 the juniors will
be meeting with Army
Recruiters. The Take Stock
in Children 4-year
Scholarship will be presented
to a WHS Freshman at 9:00
a.m. on May 5. We will also
have a special guest on that
day.
The seniors' last day will
be May 13. Also on this day,
the American Cancer Society
Relay for Life will take place.
Please support your local
relay and help find the cure!
Have a wonderful week-
end and don't forget to sup-
port the Gators.


Houses. We all need one. What kind of houses do people
live in around the world? This is what the kindergartners have
been learning this
week. Mrs. Walsh's : '
class deded to memo- *
rize Shel Silverstein's
poem 'Tree House" and
design a tree house of .
their own. Using torn
tissue paper for leaves .
and construction paper. .
for trunks they made
their trees and placed a a '-
tree house of their own
design in the branches.
How beautiful!


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Summer Registration Begins May


Gulf Coast Community
College campus advising and
registration for the summer
2005 is as follows:.
Summer A
Registration: May 6
Classes Begin: May 9,
Registration Fees Due:
May 4,
Summer B
Registration: June 15 to


17
Classes Begin: June 20
Registration Fees Due:
June 10
Early Fall
Registration: 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.


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
Classes Begin: May 9
Registration Fees Due:
May 4
Summer B


Registration: June 8
Classes Begin: June 20
Registration Fees Due:
June 10
Tyndall Air Force Base
registration will take place as
follows:
Summer A
Classes Begin: May 9
Registration Fees Due:
May 4


Summer B
Registration: 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 ihes,
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.


Courses and Seminars


Free Advanced Care
Seminar
The Lifelong Learning
Office of Gulf Coast
Community College will host
Covenant Hospice's seminar
on Advanced Care on May 9,
from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the
Student Union East
Conference Center on cam-
pus.
Titled "Advanced Care -
Planning is for Everyone,"
the seminar will inform par-
ticipants about 'advanced
directives. Forms will be
available for participants
upon completion of the train-
ing. The conference is free
and open to the public.
For additional informa-
tion, call Sherrie Whitley at
872-3819.

Correctional Officer
Crossover Courses
The Criminal Justice
Training Academy will con-
duct a Correctional Officer to
Correctional Probation
Officer Crossover course at
the Gulf Coast Community


College's North Bay Center
starting May 19.
The course will meet
Monday to Thursday from
5:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.
(CST) through August 9. All
candidates must be current-
ly certified by FDLE as a cor-
rectional officer to be eligible
for this crossover. The
crossover course requires
advance application and
basic ability testing.
For additional informa-
tion, please contact -Lorne
Brooks or Jackie Vaughn at
the North Bay Center at
(850) 747-3233, Monday to
Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 5
p.m. (CST).

Warm Water Exercise
Classes
The Wellness and
Athletics Division of Gulf
Coast Community College
will offer Warm Water
Exercise Classes from May 9
to June 17 in the therapy
pool in the Wellness Center
complex on campus.
The facility at GCCC is a
fully functioning hydrothera-


py pool and all instructors
are& certified in warm water
exercise and arthritis thera-
py. The classes are designed
for individuals who want to
continue their post rehabili-
tation warm water mainte-
nance or to relieve pain.
Benefits include improved
range of motion and flexibili-
ty, relaxation abilities and
social interaction. Students
will be introduced to hydro-
dynamic principles and
accepted forms of warm
water exercise such as Ai
Chi, Yoqua and Watsu.
Classes will meet
Tuesday and Thursdays
from 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.,
or 5 p.m. to 5:50 p.m.' The
cost of the six-week class is
$60 per person. Pre-regis-
tration is required and there
is a six person minimum.
Additional pool time is avail-
able at no additional cost
after confirmed registration.
For more information,
call Carl Kleinschmidt at
872-3832.


GCCC Cheerleading Tryouts


The Wellness and
Athletics Division of Gulf
Coast Community College
announced that cheerleading
tryouts for the 2005-2006
season will take place as fol-
lows:
There will be a cheer-
leading organizational-meet-
ing on May 9 from 6 p.m. to
9 p.m. and cheerleading try-


outs on May 18 to 20 from 6
p.m. to 9 p.m. For addition-
al information, call Tessa
Garner at 276-2422,
High school seniors who
intend to register-for the fall
semester at Gulf Coast
Community College are eligi-
ble to participate in the try-
outs.


PUBLIC

WORKSHOP

NOTICE


A Public Workshop will be held


by


the


Development


Planning

Review


and

Board


(PDRB) on Tuesday, May 10,

2005 at 10:00 a.m. EST, in the

Board of County Commissioners

,meeting room at the Robert M.

Moore Administration Building,

S1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd.,

Port St. Joe, Florida, to discuss

the following:



The proposed revisions

to the Subdivision

Ordinance 2002-01


The public


is encouraged


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.

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Taking home awards at Gulf Coast Community College's April 29 Honors Convocation were
(from left to right) Quinton T. Martin, III, Robert Mooneyham, Mary Christina Young (Outstanding
Scholars), Tristan McGee for The Gulf Coast Players (Outstanding Student Organization), Laura
Wendt (Outstanding Leader) and Frances Kabore (Outstanding Athlete).


Annual Honors Convocation


Gulf Coast Community
College saluted outstanding
students at the 45th annual
Honors Convocation held on
April 29. The tradition of
holding an Honors
Convocation began at GCCC
in 1961 when Buddy Ward,
an outstanding athlete, was
recognized.
Awards were presented
to students in several cate-
gories, including Outstand-
ing Athlete, Outstanding
Scholar, awarded to the stu-
dent having the highest GPA
at the college, Outstanding
Leader, which recognized
outstanding contributions to.
the college and' community


NOTICE OF SMALL SCALE

MAP AMENDMENT LAND

USE CHANGE

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

ORDINANCE NO. 2005 -

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPRE-
HENSIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY AND THROUGH PROCEDURES REQUIRED
FOR SMALL-SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS PUR-
SUANT TO AUTHORITY UNDER STATE STAT-
UES SECTION 163.3187, SPECIFICALLY
CHANGING PARCEL ID #4246-050R, .87
ACRES OF A TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND
LYING AND BEING PART OF SECTION 16,
TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST,
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM AGRICUL-
TURAL TO RESIDENTIAL LOW DENSITY PRO-
VIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A Public Hearing on this ordinance will be held at the Gulf
County Board of County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday,
May 10, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. ET, in the Gulf County
Commission Meeting Room at the Gulf County Court House,
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL. A copy of the
ordinance is available for inspection at the Gulf County Court
House in the Clerk's Office.

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


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through leadership roles and
Outstanding Campus
Organization, given to stu-
dents who dedicated them-
selves to helping their fellow
students and the community
at large.
The college also recog-
nized several students


named to "Who's Who in
American Junior Colleges,"
and students receiving
departmental awards.
Derek Ford and Nyabeah
Jaber were sworn in as pres-
ident and vice president of
the Student Activities Board.


PUBLIC NOTICE

A Public Hearing will be held by the Planning and
Development Review Board (PDRB) on Tuesday, May 3,
2005' at 10:00 a.m. EDST 'anrd the Board of County
Commissioners (BOCC) on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 6:00
p.m. EDST in the Board of County Commissioners meeting
room at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building,
1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, to dis-
cuss the following:

To transmit for ORC the
amended text and map
amendments per the require-
ments of the Evaluation and
Appraisal Report (EAR)
amending the Gulf County
Comprehensive Plan.

The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these
matters. Information prior to the meeting can be viewed at
the Gulf County Clerk's Office, Room 148 and the Gulf
County Planning Department, Room 301 at the Gulf County
Court House Complex, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that Deloriss Keems Fort the
holder of the following Tax
Certificate, has filed said certfi-"
cate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number
and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and
the names is which it was
assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 44
Application No. 2005-3
Year of Issuance: 1998
R.E. No. 00613-010R
Description of Property:
LEGAL DESCRIPTION:
Lot 6, Block G. Unit #1 of Red
Buil Island: Commence at
Southeast Corner of U.S.
Government Lot 2 in Section
30, Township 4 South. Range 9
West in Gulf County. Florida:
thence run North 145.4 feet
along the lot line: thence run
North 85 degrees 05 minutes
West, 1,783.0 feet along the
South right-of-way line of Red
Bull Island Drive; thence South
041 degrees 55 minutes West
509.0 feet along the West right-
of-way line of Elm Street:
thence run North 85 degrees 05
minutes West 198.0 feet;
thence run North 04 degrees 44
minutes West. 101.43 feet:
thenice run South 85 degrees
05 minutes East, 215.0 feet to
the Point of Beginning.
Name in which assessed:
Michael Lee Robbins and
Ethelyn Denise Robblns. All of
sail property being in the Gulf
County, State of Florida. Unless
such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the
property described in such cer-


tifcate will be sold to the high-
est bidder in the front Lobby of
the Gulf County Courthouse at
11:00. A.M.. E.D.T. Wednesday,
the 25th day of May. 2005.
Dated this 19th day of April
2005.
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: DONNA BURKETT
DEPUTY CLERK
Publish April 28. May 5. 12, 19.
2005.
IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
In Re: Estate of James
Fenstermaker, Sr., Deceased.
File No. 05-25 PR
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of James F.
Fenstermaker, Sr., deceased.
File Number 05-25 PR: is pend-
Ing in the Circuit Court for Gulf
County. Florida. Probate
Division, the address of which
is Gulf County Courthouse,
Probate Division, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456. The names and
addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal
representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF.
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE


OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF'
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOT WITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice is April 21,
2005.
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
David C. Gaskin
Florida Bar No. 027928
P.O. Box 185
Wewahltchka. Florida 32465
850/639-2266
Co-Personal Representatives:
James F. Fenstermaker. Jr.
671 Riola Place
Pensacola, Florida 32506
Frances Hodge
1401 Christmas Tree Rd.
Milton, Florida 32570
Publish April 21, 28 May 5 &
12. 2005
NOTICE TO RECEIVE
SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0405-17
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive bids from any person,
company or corporation inter-
ested in providing the following:
One (1) Multi-Purpose
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Bid price to include delivery
and the delivery date must be
specified' Liquidated damages
of $25.00 per day will be
assessed for each day equip-
ment remains undelivered.
Specifications may be obtained
from the Gulf County Clerk's
Office. 1000 Cecil G. Costin. Sr.
Blvd., Room 148. Port St. Joe.
FL 32456 (850)229-6113.
Any questions regarding this
bid should be directed to Public
Works Director Gerald Shearer
at (850) 227-1401.
Please indicate on the envelope
YOUR COMPANY NAME, that
this is a SEALED BID and
include the BID NUMBER.
Bids must be submitted to
the Gulf County Clerk's
Office at 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr., Blvd, Room 148,
Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456,
by 5:00 p.m., E.T., on Friday,
May 6, 2005. Bids will be
opened at this location on
Monday. May 9. 2005 at 10:00
a.m.. E.T.
The Board reserves the right to
reject any and all bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: NATHAN PETERS, JR.,
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS, CLERK
Publish April 28 & May 5, 2005
Ad#2005-024
NOTICE TO RECEIVE BIDS
The Gulf County School Board
is receiving bids on the follow-
ing vehicles:
* Bus #47: 1988 International/
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All bids must be received on or
before May 20. 12:00 noon E.T.
Send all bids to the following
address:
Gulf County School Board
Attention Don Rich.
Transportation
150 Middle School Road
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
The Gulf County School Board
reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all bids.
If there are any questions. con-
tact Don Rich at 227-1744 or
229-8369.
Publish April 28, May 5, 12.
&19, 2005.
NOTICE OF SALE
GULF SOUTH SELF STOR-
AGE
located at 746 4th St., Port St.
Joe. FL shall sell the contents
of storage unit Nos. 126, 129 &
130 at public sale at the site
located at the above address on
Saturday. May 14. 2005 at
10:00 AM EST. The contents of
theses units include household
goods' and other miscellaneous
items.
Publish April 28. May 5 & 12,
2005
NOTICE
The Logic and Accuracy
test with the ES&S 100 scanner
for the City of Port St. Joe
Election which will be held May
10, 2005 is scheduled for May
9. 2005 at 10 am EST at the
Gulf County Courthouse, Room
122.
The public is invited to
attend
Linda Griffin
Supervisor of Elections
Publish: May 04, 2005
PUBLIC MEETING OF THE
CITY OF PORT ST JOE CAN-
VASSING BOARD
The City Canvassing Board will
meet at 5:30 P.M. ET., Tuesday,
May 10, 2005, at the office of
the Supervisor of Elections,
Gulf County Court House, room
122, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.
Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. This
meeting is open to the public.
The Canvassing Committee will
meet to canvass the absentee
ballots for the May 10 city elec-
tion, to receive queries from the
public about the absentee bal-
lots, and canvass all returns as
necessary. Absentee ballots
received prior to May 10, 2005
for the May 10 city election will
be available for public inspec-
tion from 9:00 A.M. until 5:30
P.M. ET on May 10. 2005 at the
office of the Gulf County
Supervisor of Elections. After
that time, those ballots will be
processed and tabulated. No


totals will be pulled until after
7:00 P.M. ET. on election fay,
May 10. 2005. The Canvassing
Board will continue to canvass
absentees as they are received
until 7:00 P.M. ET Tuesday.
May 10. 2005.
Note: Section 286.0105, Florida
Statutes, states that if a person
decides to appeal any decision
by a board, agency or commis-
sion with respect to any matter
considered at a meeting or
hearing, he or she will need a
record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he or
she may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceed-
ings is made. which record.
includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which appeal is to
be based.
Linda Griffin
Gulf County Supervisor of
Elections
Publish May 5
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Downtown Redevelopment
Agency Board will hold their
Regular Monthly Meeting.
When: May 10, 2005
Time: 6:00 pm
Where: Port St. Joe Fire
Station
All interested persons are invit-
ed to attend these meetings.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILI-
TIES ACT, persons needing spe-
cial accommodations to partici-
pate in this proceedings should
contact Carol Davis, Office of
the City Clerk, City of Port St.
Joe, at City Hall. Telephone No.
(850) 229-8261 ext 222.
Publish May 5, 2005
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ANDREW JACKSON
STEVENS File No.: 05-23-
PR
Division:
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of Andrew Jackson
Stevens, deceased, whose date
of death was January 19, 2005.
is pending in the Circuit Court
for Gulf County, Florida,
Probate Division,'the address of
which is 1000 Cecil G. Costin
Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joel
Florida 32456. The names and
addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal
representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to
be served must file their claims'
with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUB-


LICATIONe OaTr,HISNOTICEOR NOTICE ON-HEM.


LOCATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN TIlE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH 1IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF PEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publica-
tion of this notice is May 5,
2005.
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
TIMOTHY J. WARFEL
Attorney for William K. Stevens
Florida Bar No. 0398659
2015 Centre Pointe Boulevard
Suite 105
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
Telephone: (850) 942-1919
Personal Representative:
WILLIAM K. STEVENS
3505 Cedar Lane
Tallahassee. Florida 32312
Publish May 5 & 12 2005
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LARRY LEROY FARMER
deceased.
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NUMBER 05-26-PR
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of LARRY LEROY
FARMER, deceased, whose date
of death was February 13. 2005
pending in the Circuit Court for
Gulf County, Florida. Probate
Division. File Number 05-26-
PR: the address of which is Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil
G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456. The names and
addresses of the Personal
Representative and the
Personal Representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons, who' have
claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, and who
have been served a copy of this'
notice, must file their claims
with this Court ON OR
BEFORE THE LATER OF THE
DATE THAT IS THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30)
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS


NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
who have claims or demands
against the decedent's estate,
including unmatured. contin-
gent or unliquidated claims,
must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTERTHE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE. ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this Notice is May 5. 2005
Attorney of Personal Represen-
tative:
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 3247
Telephone: (850) 227-1159
Florida Bar No. 699070
Personal Representative:
Linda Farmer
126 W. Beatty Ave
Wewahitchka. FL 32465
Publish: May 5 & 12
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Port St. Joe Port
Authority will hold its regular
monthly meeting for May on
Monday. May 9, 2005. at 5:00
p.m., E.S.T., at the Gulf County
Public Library. Library Meeting
Room. 110 Library Drive, Port
St. Joe, Florida. All who wish
may attend and be heard.
If any person decides to
appeal'any decision made with
respect to any matter consid-
ered at the meeting, he or she
will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and, for such pur-
pose, he or she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
Publish May 5, 2005
PUBLICNOTICE
Northwest Florida Regional
Housing Authority will accept
quotes for repair of one (1)
dwelling unit located in
Wewahitchka, FL. For scope of
work and required qualifica-
tions, contact Doug Sullivan at
th,e Housing Authority 850-
263-4442 ext.#18.
Letter of interest/quote should
be forwarded to Northwest
Florida Regional Housing
Authority, Attn: Doug Sullivan,
Post Office Box 218. Graceville,
FL 32440 and will be received
through the close of business
on May 20, 2005.
Publish May 5 & May 12. 2005


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"2* 850-896-6197, David


COMPUTER REPAIR Up-
grades, networking. Free
phone support. Lovelace
Computer Services, 6536
Hwy. 98, St. Joe Beach.
Local phone 258-1525


DISCOUNT LAWN SERV-
ICE Lawn service, grass
mowing, weed eating and
etc. For an honest price.
Free Estimates. 647-2976.


OLD MAIDS BY THE BAY
cleaning service. Residen-
tial, vac. rental, weekly or
bi-weekly rates. Call
229-1654. Leave message.


)Ethiooyment


NURSERY WORKER The
First Baptist Church of Port
St. Joe is accepting re-
sumes, and references, for
anyone interested in serv-
ing as a paid Nursery
Worker. Workers will be
needed to provide nursery
care during the following
services and as needed:
Sunday 8:30am, 11:00am,
6:00pm & Wed. 6:30pm.
You may contact the
church office for more in-
formation at 227-1552


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The Bank' has an excellent
opportunity for you to join
our team of banking pro-
fessinals in one of Florida's
top growth markets. The
following openings are im-
mediately available in our
Gulf County/Port St. Joe
Office & Bay County/ Mexi-
co Beach Offices;
FULL-TIME TELLER
FULL-TIME CSR
LOAN PROCESSOR
Send confidential resume
to The Bank- Port St. Joe,
PO Box 368, Port St. Joe,
FL 32457. AA/EOE.





YOUTH COUNSELORS

Eckerd Youth
Alternatives, Inc.
A leader in alternative
treatment programs for
youth-at-risk, is seeking
Juvenile Justice Counse-
lors for our program in
Vernon, FL. This is an ex-
traordinary opportunity to
make a lasting, positive
difference in the lives of
youth. Responsibilities are
providing a safe, secure
environment through the
use of group counseling,
individual relationships,
mentoring and the use of
crisis intervention and
de-escalation techniques.
Varied shift hours, includ-
ing evenings and week-
ends.

High school diploma or
equivalent required. One
year of directly related
work experience highly
preferred. M/F/D/V. Minor-
ities Encouraged to Apply.
Fax Resume and Cover
Letter to (727) 442-5911
Attn: Renee Hibbler or
Apply Online at
www.eckerd.org
A FINANCIAL SERVICE
provider in Carrabelle has
an opening for a Branch
Manager. Requirements
for this job include at least
3 years experience in man-
agement of branch bank-
ing. Qualified applicants
should send resume to PO
Box 669, Apalachicola, FL
32329. AA/EOE
AC DUCT INSTALLERS
needed please call GW
Service 229-9125


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.

"W44Vtei a d4pegIC 4 Vat CWIa MMaga
aud leur iewditf, ience 1946"

We are now hiring

-Class A CDL Drivers

-Equipment Operators

-Construction Crew Laborers.



www.trawickconstruction.com

1555 South Boulevard / thipley, FL


850.638.0429


911 DISPATCHER
needed. High School di-
ploma/ GED required.
3pm-3am shift. Apply at
The Gulf County Sheriff's
Office.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSIS-
TANT needed for estab-
lished Devel-
op-ment/Construction
Company. Applicants
should be familiar with Mi-
crosoft Word and Excel
and possess good typing
skills. Starting pay $7.00
with a $0.50 raise availa-
ble at end of 90 day pro-
bationary period, five paid
holidays per year w/ one
week paid vacation availa-
ble after one year. Inter-
ested parties should em'ail
their resume to silvi-
ad@aedev.net or fax to
(850) 227-9806.
AMANDA'S BISTRO now
hiring part time server -
must be 18. 648-5102
BAY ST. JOSEPH Care &
Rehab We are GROWING
t NOW HIRING ENTHUSI-
ASTIC, 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.
BUSY PHYSICIAN'S OF-
FICE seeking full time
CNA or Medical Assis-tant.
Also part-time or full time
accounting/ bookkeeping.
Experience a plus. Please
call 227-7035. Bring re-
sumes by 301 20th St.
CARPENTERS, LABOR-
ERS and office clerks; Gil-
bert Southern Corp. ac-
cepting applications for
bridge project in Mexico
Beach. Pile driving experi-
ence a plus. Women and
minorities encouraged to
apply. Gilbert Southern is
an Equal Opportunity Em-
ployer. Please call
850-648-5694. -
CART, PEOPLE needed.
Must be 16 years of age
and have reliable transpor-
tation. Apply in person at
St. Joseph Bay County
Club.
CLERICAL: Various posi-
tions, Various Pay
LABORERS: Various sites,
pay starts at $7.00/hr. Dai-
ly and Long Term posi-
tions available. Apply in
person: 218 Reid Avenue,
Port St. Joe.
COASTAL COMMUNITY
BANK in Port St. Joe, FL
has moved to its new loca-
tion at 505 Monument Ave-
nue. We are looking for
friendly, energetic, hard
working employees to join
our staff. If you are inter-
ested in a career with
Coastal Community Bank
please fax or mail your re-
sume to Barb Elza at
850-227-9071
Come Grow With Us!
The Gulf County Chamber
of Commerce is looking for
the right person to join our
team. Must: pay attention
to detail; work well with
public; be outgoing & en-
thusiastic; be proficient in
Computer skills. Send re-
sume to 155 Capt. Fred's
Place, Port St. Joe, FL
32456.
CONSTRUCTION LA-
BORERS CDL Class A Li-
censed driver and Assis-
tant Superintendent
needed for established
Development/Construction
Company for work in Gulf
and Franklin Counties.
Salary based upon knowl-
edge and experience, for
more information interest-
ed parties should call
(850) 653-5245
CARPENTER NEEDED.
Call Gaddis Construction.
648-5474

OPEN

POSmINS:

C.N.A.'s
Dietary
Central Supply Clerk

Competitive pay
Insurance
Retirement
Tuition reimbursement
Uniform allowance

Call:
Carrie Harrison
Human Resources
Director

(850)229-8244
x105


DECORATIVE CON-
CRETE CO. has a part
time/ Full time open posi-
tion. Good pay based
upon past experience. We
are also willing, to train
right person. Call
227-3232 and leave a
message
DRIVER TRAINEES!
NEEDED NOW! No expe-
rience required. Covenant
Transport has immediate
openings for entry-level
semi drivers. Our avg. Driv-
ers earn more than $36k
first year. Regional drivers
get home every week. 15
day CDL Training now
available in your area. For
a new career. Call TODAYI
1-866-280-5309
EQUIPMENT OPERA-
TORS & TRUCK DRIV-
ERS Applicants must have
valid FL driver licnese. Ap-
ply at C.W. Roberts .Con-
tracting, Inc., P.O. Box
188, Hosford, FL 32334'
850-379-8116
FULL TIME Administrative
Assistant position open for
high production real estate
and development office in
Mexico Beach. Office ex-
perience required includ-
ing computer, telephone,
and filing skills. Front of-
fice has daily gulf'view.
Benefits. -Email resume to
jnucich@cbforgottencoast.
com for review.
JOB NOTICE
The City of Port St. Joe is
accepting applications for
the following positions:
FULL TIME-PERMANENT
Police Officer ($11.21 per
hour) Applicants must
have successfully complet-
ed the Basic Law Enforce-
ment Standards at an
FDLE-approved academy.
Applications are available
at City Hall. Please return
applications to the Munici-
pal Building, 305 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456.
All applicants must pres-
ent a valid Florida Driver
License and Social Securi-
ty Card at time of applica-
tion.
The City of Port St. Joe
enforces a Drug-Free
Workplace Policy and is
an Equal Opportunity/
Affirmative Action
Employer



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NOw Hiring

Sheetmetal Mechanics

Pipefitters

Helpers all depart-
ments

> Competitive Pay
> Profit Sharing
> 401k
> Medical & Dental
> Vacation and Holidays
> Safety Oriented
> and more..

Apply 8a-2p, Mon Thur.
or email resume:
csusa
@csusasoutheast.com

115 Southgate Road
Dothan, AL 36301
888-345-8450
or
435 Corday Street
Pensacola, FL 32503
866-324-4999

WWW.
comfortsystemsusa.com
EOE, DFWP
NOW HIRING CDL Class
A Semi-Dump Trailer Driv-
ers Short hauls, home
every night Must pass
DOT drug screen, physical
and have a clean driving
record. Competitive pay,
health insurance, paid holi-
days, paid vacation and a
good working environ-
ment. Call 850-229-6018
or e-mail resume to
crsmithandson@gtcom.
net EOE/Drug Free
Workplace
CASHIER Part time week-
ends. Call Patricia Cape
Trade Post. 229-8775.

Bayside Lumber &
Building Supply

Now accepting
applications for the
following positions:

Load Puller
Millwork Manager
Driver/Yard Helper

Apply in Person to:
516 First St.
Port St. Joe, FL
"A Drug Free Workplace"


EL GOVERNOR Motel, Mex-
ico Beach, Now hiring
house keepers. Apply in
person.
GOOD CARPENTER &
FRAMERS needed. Must
have own transportation.
227-5771 or 227-1743.
NOW HIRING CDL Class
B Dump Truck Drivers -
Must pass DOT drug
screen, physical and have
a clean driving record.
Competitive pay, health
insurance, paid holidays,
paid vacation and a good
working environment. Call
850-229-6018.or email re-
sume to crsmithandson@
gtcom.net EOE/Drug
Free Workplace
RECEPTIONIST/RESER-
VATIONIST Computer &
public relations experience
required. Some weekend
duty. Call Parker Realty @
850-648-5777 or fax re-
sumes to 850-648-5779.
ROOFERS & roof helpers
needed. Call 229-6859
SEEKING SOMEONE TO
assist with doctor ordered
nutritional needs, physical
therapy, drive me to doctor
appts, personal and busi-
ness errands (pharmacy,
grocery, courier between
Mexico Beach and Pana-
ma City, etc). Must pos-
sess organizational skills,
pleasant personality, pro-
fessional attitude, be able
to work a flexible sched-
ule, and possess clean
driving record. Back-
ground checks and
drug/alcohol testing will be
required. Please submit re-
sume to include 3 refer-
ences by May 7 to HC 3
Box 981005 Suite 1, Mexi-
co Beach, FL 32456.
SMALL ENGINE Mechan-
ic experience required:
Salary, commission & ben-
efits. Apply in person. St.
Joe Rent-All. 706 1st St,
PSJ
THE CITY Of Mexico
Beach is accepting appli-
cations for laborer posi-
tions in the Sanitation De-
partment. Applicants either
must possess a Class B
CDL or obtain one within 6
months of probationary
period. Applications may
be obtained at City Hall,
118 N. 14th Street, Mexico
Beach, FL. Monday Fri-
day from 8:00 AM to 4:30
PM CST. This position will
remain open until filled.
Starting Salary $9 hr. The
City of Mexico Beach is a
drug free workplace and
an Equal Opportunity em-
ployer.
TOUCAN'S needs line
cooks, dishwashers, & bus
help. Apply in person
tfn4/14
WAITSTAFF
Waitstaff wanted for Caro-
line's Riverfront Dining &
Boss Oyster. Please apply
in person: 123 Water
Street, Apalachicola.
WANTED: care giver for 7
yr old, Mon-Thur. 7:45-5,
xoeiolhlf na. call 07- co6n


S Merchandise
)L For Sale
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
SLEEPER SOFA, Coffee
tables, end tables, club
chair, excellent condition.
$425 Call 227-3599 or
229-4500.
USED FURNITURE for
sale Johnnie's Trim Shop,
310 4th St., PSJ
ANTIQUE POOL TABLE
Slate top. Mfg 1906 1921.
Good condition $7500.
227-4250.
Reeves,
Furniture & Refinishing .
234 Reid Ave, *229-6374 '
Tempur-pedic Beds .,.
Oreck Vacuums -



S Ready to
'A."i Finish
Furniture

7A.s., IBM


Garage Sales

BIG!!! 5 FAMILY SALE!
1604 Monument Ave. SAT.
May 7th, 8am-Until. Furni-
ture, pictures, lamps, lots
of household items,
clothes for women, junior
girls, men, young boys &
girls, small children and
baby items. Games, puz-
zles, toys. Some antiques.
Something for Everyone!

Plant Yard Sale
1315 Woodward Ave. Fri.
8am-? 227-1371. Crate
myrtle, sago palms, red
honeysuckle, swan daisies
and others. Misc.
WHITING STREET YARD
SALE! (next to Carpet
Country off Hwy 98). Sev-
eral residents joining. SAT.
7am. Life jacket, plants,
toys, etc.


J Rentals
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
GOLF COURSE TH, lbr,
1.5ba, idyllic location on
stream. Beautiful View.
$875mo. 850-264-7032
GULFAIRE, TH, 1 BR 1
BA, w/loft, all appliances
incl. W/D, pool, tennis
court, $650 mo. + dep.
Call 648-8007 or Cell
227-4545
LONG TERM- 1307 Long
Ave., PSJ, 3 br, 1 ba, un-
furn, fned yd, close to
town, Immaculate $800mo.
227-2528/ 770-337-0432.
LONG TERM rentals avail-
able 3 4 bedroom homes
ranging from $750 $1200
a month. Call Parker Real-
ty @ 648-5777

UNFURNISHED
Large 2 BR. house, stove
& refrig. cen. h&a. screen
porch. carport & laundry
rm. o Large 2 BR apt.
stove & refrig., wash-
er/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 BR
house, 1 1/2 ba., inside
laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully car-
peted. No pets.
FURNISHED
Small 2 bdrm. home,
auto heat & air, wash-
er/dryer hook-up.
One bedroom apart-
ment, washer/ dryer hook-
up. Call 229-6777 after 7
PM.
FOR LEASE: Contractor's
Warehouse/ office units in
PSJ airport/ Jones Home-
stead 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.







PLUS SMALL ENGINE
REPAIRS
NOW AVAILABLE
Climate Control

St. Joe
Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112
/ MINI-STORAGE \



a5x10 10x10 10x20

On Site Rentals 6 Days
A Week

ASK ABOUT FREE
MONTH'S RENT!


1000 SQ. FT. storage
space for lease. Located in
enterprise zone. $550/mo.
Please call 229-9125.
COMMERCIAL Downtown
PSJ, Reid Ave., Ap-
prox.imately 1300 sq. ft.
retail space. Call 227-6224
FOR LEASE Commercial
Office and warehouse stor-
age. 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 10' roll up
door. Convenient to all lo-
cations, 1/2 mile off Hwy
98. 1000 sq.ft. each space.
$550 per month. 12 month
leases. One month securi-
ty deposit. Office (850)
229-8014. Home (850)
229-8030 cell
850-258-4691
RV SPACE, power, water
& sewer hookup. 229-8959
leave message.
WATERFRONT RV LOT in
Wewa. $150/mo. plus sec
dep. 639-5721

BEACH

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

FOR RENT OR LEASE

Dry storage space

3,000 sq. ft.
Call 229-6031


MINI STORAGE
Oi4eo8 Garrison Ave, Port St. Jo, F
(Pristine Pools, net door to units)
229-6200 Office
814-7400 Cell Phone


SLY STORAGE
Open Storage
Boats & RVs
For Appointment

Call 850-227-5500


Retail Space

Port City

Shopping Center -

3000 sq. ft. shop.

Call George at
229-6031.


S .Real Estate
MEXICO BEACH- 3r 2 ba
Condo, 4 blocks off Gulf in
The Palms, a 72-unit com-
plex with pool. Will be
completed in May 2005.
$312,400. 407-469-2905.
BREATHTAKING VIEW
OF MEXICO BEACH a
magnificent 4/3, 2550 sf,
loaded with features.
$1,295,000.00. Call DON
YARBROUGH (850)
648-4618. Coldwell Bank-
er Residential Real Estate.
800-868-0405
FOR SALE BY OWNER-
410 5th St., Mexico Beach,
FL. Beautiful beach house,
1615 sq. ft. Corner lot,
modern kitchen and baths.
House 3 yrs old, four bed-
rooms, 2 baths. A 12x12
screened in porch. 16x24
recreation room, heated
and cooled, cypress wood
on the ceiling and walls.
Includes outside shower
with a deep well on the
premises. A 12 x 20 stor-
ages and boat covering
unit 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


MEXICO BEACH- 4br 2ba
Condo, 4 blocks off Gulf in
The Palms, a 72-unit com-
plex with pool. Will be
-completed in May 2005;
$332,400. 407-469-2905.
CALHOUN CO. 3 BR, 2
BA brick house and 30 ac-
res. $230,000. 674-8314.
CAPE SAN BLAS Watch
the sunset from the screen
porch of this 2 BR, 2.5 BA
townhome, located on first
tier on the beach.
$585,000. Call Mike Ferrie,
Realtor, Blue Chip Realty,
850-566-8373.
MEXICO BEACH 507
Georgia 3 BR, 2 BA 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
MEXICO BEACH 720
Fortner Ave. 3 BR, 1.5 BA
mobile home. Screened
porch.2 garages. Many
upgrades. Short walk to
beach, restaurants. Corner
lot. $425,000. Joan Love-
lace, Mexico Beach Har-
mon Realty. 800-239-4959.
Local 527-2560.
MEXICO BEACH Trade
Winds B beachside,
Gulfview, 3 BR, 3.5 BA
townhouse, garage, fur-
nished, like new cond.
$495,000. Joan Lovelace
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty 800-239-4959 local
850-527-2560 www.
thebeachside.com
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 restau-
rants. $325,000. Joan
Lovelace, Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty,
800-239-4959. Local call
850-527-2560.
OVERSTREET 579 Pal-
metto Drive Large vacant
lot with one of the highest
elevations in Overstreet,
Lot has been cleared. Lot
size approx. 94 x 350,
Home or Mobile Home OK,
located on paved street
before the bridge $98,000
Joan Love-lace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty,
800-239-4959, local cell
850-527-2560
PORT ST. JOE 1902
Garrison Ave. Charming 2
BR, 1 BA home in spotless
condition. Fenced back-
yard, attached carport,
large metal storage shed.
On 78x100 lot. $249,900
Joan Lovelace (local
527-2560) Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty (800)
239-4959.
PORT ST. JOE- 283
Charles Ave. White City,
Nice home with 3 Irg
bdrms, private location
with mature trees on cor-
ner lot, fenced backyard,
carport, large deck for
cooking out. Don't miss
this one! $199,000 Joan
Lovelace (local 527-2560)
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty 800-239-4959
QUIET LIVING at Howard
Creek. Probably one of the
nicest homes in the area,
3br, 2ba, sits on .5 acre.
$128k. Call Linda Daniels/
Coldwell Banker, 814-2057
or 769-8971
ST. JOE BEACH Sea
Shores Sub. 8003 Ala-
bama Ave. Nice 3 BR, 2
BA home, tile floors, treyed
ceiling in living room, mas-
ter bdrm has jacuzzi tub
with sep. shower. Enc. in-
ground pool & cookout
area, double car garage
plus addl parking 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
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.


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THIS HOME has been-
completely remodeled, 2br,'
2 ba with beautiful laminat-
ed floors & is located in
city limits of Wewa. $135k.
Call Linda Daniels/
Coldwell Banker, 814-2057
or 769-8971
PANAMA CITY, Inland
Cove, waterfront condo
parcel, DEVELOPMENT
ORDER IN PLACE. Con-
ceptual architectural blans
complete, 33 units with
boat slips. This is a
"Project-in-a-Box" $4.95
million, Neil Ryder Realty
888-419-8844
WATERFRONT LOT on
Wetappo Creek in East
Bay Plantation in Gulf
County, just off East Bay
and the Intercoastal Canal.
Water deep enough for
dock. Agents welcome,
850/227-7800.
APPROX. 1 acre in Chipo-
la Landing Subdivision in
Gulf County on Dalkeith
Rd (381) near Douglas
Landing. Agents welcome.
850/227-7800.
AVAILABLE 2 pre-con-
struction lots in Carraway
Bay Plantation Carrabelle,
pool, bath house, dock ac-
cess, $209,000. (256)
658-1515.
LARGE. BEAUTIFUL bldg
lot in Garrison Plantation,
just before the cul-de-sac.
Lot 22, $149,900. Call
Donna Murray 227-4546,
Anchor Realty & Mortgage
Co. for details.
WANTED TO BUY! 10 Ac-
res or less, in Kinard, FL or
surrounding areas. Call
aocn A no7


Marine I Aviatio ,

2000 KEY LARGO 19 ft
CC. T-top, all electronics,
lights, spotlight, dual bat--
teries, ss prop, porpoise
fin, anchor, life jackets.;
Merc 125 saltwater. Live
well, cooler seat, ladder.
Ready to fish. $13,000.00.
Can be seen at 454
Pineda, St. Joe Beach.
850-509-9902
20' WELLCRAFT, 140hp
Johnson, galvanized, all
electronics. 850-647-5179.
BOAT FOR SALE 19.5
boat Pro Sport, 115
Yamaha Salt water
Series, findercompass,
mooring cover, electric
winch, 312 Georgia Ave.,
Mexico Beach.$8,495,,
850-648-4457
SUZUKI EXANTE 200 hp3
outboard, V6, 1986
w/stand, controllers 8&,'
gauges. Run great, $2700
nego. PC Call
850-215-2021


J Automotive
1995 FORD Bronco. Red
& Gray. Good tires, cold
air, radio, CD player
andclean' interior. $3,750
call 227-3889
1998 FORD Taurus 4 door
White. Super clean interior,
low mileage, cold
air.$4,550. call 227-3889
ACURA '97 Integra LS, 4
DR, Sunroof, CD, Cham-
pagne color, 30 MPG, 125k
miles, Clean CarFax Report,
Runs great, NADA $5,975,
will sell for $4500, Call Tim
@ 227-6630
VINTAGE 1983 Mercedes
380SL. Original paint and
color chocolate exterior
andblack interior. Both
hard and convertible tops,
wire wheels, excellent
airconditioner, super low
mileage. Pristine condition.
$16,999 call 227-3889

CAMPER TOP
For full size truck, 80"x69",
fiberglass, high rise, dark
grey, boot front $155. Call
850-814-8768.
TOYOTA '94 T100 SR5
PICKUP V6, auto, loaded
with extras, LWB, bedliner,
camper shell, low miles,
new tires, fuel pump, ex-
haust system, $5500. See
at 411 Texas Dr., Mexico
Beach. Call 648-5662 or.-
648-5662.


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Drywall, Painting, Carpentry &
HmIRACLE C/IIKW T CMIMIIIIG
No Job Too Small! Free Estimates!
CHARLES
Office (850) 647-1698
Cell (850) 227-4248



r Computer and Network Solutions
Computer Network
S Sales 0 Design Phone: (850)227-1917
Service Maintenance www.gulf-computers.com
Repair Installation
Over 10 years experience: Microsoft Certified Professional. Netwarc
Administrator. A+ Certification,



f..'s Tree ieL LLC
LICENSED & INSURED $300,000
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S58 ft. Bucket 'Iack & Chipper
Tree & Limb removal, Etc.
Call John @ (850) 670-8432 or 335-0580


,Rent A- Lift
Lull Lift for Rent .

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850 229-5281
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^ CARPENTRY
Home Repair & Renovation
Vinyl Siding Doors Windows
Wood Flooring & Trim Painting, etc.
All But 6, LLC Licensed/Insured
Charlie Poliski
850-545-1126 or 670-8532
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Landscaping & Irrigation LLC
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Irrigation/Sprinkler systems installed and repaired -
Sod- plantings water features patios, walkways, etc.
Complete yard maintenance available. Licensed & Insured
For a free estimate canl.
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SMARvIN's Satellite
Service & Antennas
6331 org o Ai Polt St. loc, FL 3246
Call (850) 647-3171
Cell (850) 899-1061

I. C. Enterprises ^22 Reid Me
Ft. 32456
850-227.9414
eFa 229-6041


RadioShack
Authorized Sales Center


Thomas McGlon
Lawn Care
Leaf Bagging
Home: 850 639-6404
Cell: 850-866-1540

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


Locally
Owned


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Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
Termite Treatments Restaurant
Molel Flea Control Condominiums
SHousehold Pest Control New Treatment
SReal Estate (WDO) Reporls Conslruclion Sites
Specizing i Voacplion Renlul
Properties
FAMILY OWNED
PLEASANT &PROFESSIONAL
"Serving the Entire
Area"
Free Estimates
Do'llYourself Pest Control Products
229-8720


* Coastal & Native

Landscapes


Specializing in low maintenance landscapes with a
focus on native and naturalized plants. We offer
complete landscape services and our area's only
Florida Certified Landscape Designer. 1I
Owned by Kay Kelley and Brooks Wade.
850-927-4090
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We've Moved 135 W Hwy 98

T i -r -, Port Shopping Center
YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER FOR OVER 67 YEARS


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


Bielser Flooring, Inc.
Hardwood Floors
CDx


Professional Installation
Finish & Refinishing


ST. JOE

NURSERY & SUPPLY
'06 FIRST STRIFE 1 o [i T ST I 10E .,.


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Gulf County and Mexico Beach
Residential & Commercial

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Bushhoggin'
By Pat & Larry

648-1048

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


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




Screen Rooms eCarports
Aluminum Railing Florida Rooms

Pool Enclosures

227-3628
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5 STAR
S PAINT & COLLISION CENTRE'
z MATTHEW SCOGGINS
Owner

(850) 229-STAR

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


&D O U BLE DL

Will Work For you & With You
from Framing to Finishing
License/Insured
Free Estimates & Consultation
Call: (850) 229-5281
Cell: (850) 258-3459
Fax: (850) 229-1495
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NATIONAL SHUTTERS, INC
Show Room Located at St. Joe Airport

Buy Direct From

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


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AMERICA'S MINI STORAGE
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Climate Controlled Mini Storage
RV & Boat Storage

Retail Space Available Will Build To Suit
Retail Space Available -- Will Build To Suit


5x10
10x10
10x15
10x20


$85.00
$105.00
$135.00
$185.00


Contractors
Offices &
Storage Units
$550 per mo.
Gated & Secured
24 Hour Access
Security Code Entry
Security Lighting


St. Joe Commerce Park 141 Commerce Drive Port St. Joe, FL:


You Deserve the Highest Level of Cle


Centrally located
Office: 850-229-8014
Home: 850-229-8030
Cell: 850-258-4691


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Professional Floor Care, Inc.

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


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


Steve Brant's

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

229-6326


* ResiaentalI *Cuslom wooa
* Commercial *Industrial
A & R Fence
Fenciag ind Concrete Work
Alberfleischmann FREE Eslimates
EIN#593115646 (850) 647-4047

Large or Small, We Do Thiem All
- No job Too Larg o Too Small


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


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

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MOBILE 227-5952
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Established 1991


TLC Lawn Service
"Every yard needs a little TLC"

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


Make your


"Dr am Oneus"

a reality
ALSO GIVE YOU ESTIMATES
Custom plans by Frank Healy, MAlB

850-647-8028



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


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COMPANY REAL
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CONSULTING SERVICE
A Financial Service Institution
Residential Vacant Land *
Commercial Appraisals
JAMES E. "JAMIE" LESTER
Real Estate Appraiser & Broker
- Master Degree Business Administration
Certified General Appraiser
License#RZ2783
Broker License#BK532115
'"PRVImING A ,nTAIT RSTRVTfR A TATITY C IMMTIANI' TMm


Including Consulting Assignments Market Analysis
Feasibility Studies Finances Investments
Eminent Domain Estates Tax Purposes
850-639-4200
Fax 850-639-9756
Serving Gulf, Fraklin,, Bay, CCalhoit, Liberty, &i
JIcksoi Counties Specialty Assigiimnts State Wide


Lic & Ins. CPO 32-148993


Chad Bielser
phone (850) 647-1636


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