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The star
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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 19, 2005
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
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Saturday and

Monday Nights
by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
They have stamped their pas-
sage into the next phase of their
young lives.
Along the way, during 12 or so
years, they have grown in mind and
body and earned the right to don,
and fling, the mortarboard, slip on
the gown and walk the stage to
clasp the sheepskin, that ticket to
the other side of the future.
Gulf County public schools will
graduate 142 students in the com-
ing week, in what could be easily
described as one of the most chari-
table send-offs any graduation
classes on any other dot on the
map will receive this spring.
Hundreds of thousands of dol-
lars will be given out in the form of
scholarships from almost as many
sources as students, including the
state Bright Futures pool.
More than nine in 10 students
will enjoy a graduation night made
safe, sober and, in nearly every
case, extremely lucrative, by the
host of local businesses and indi-
viduals who donate to Project
Graduation at both ends of the
county each year.
And, finally, these students will
provide another exhibit that Gulf
District Schools motivates and edu-
cates their charges toward the
diploma and beyond just about as
well as any school system in the
Last year, actually, the teach-
ers and administrators in the dis-
trict could note, better than any of
the state's 67 districts, with well
over nine out of every 10 student
(See Graduation on Page 7A)

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Sharks, Lady Gators Final Four Bound

Sharks Headed to Sarasota Wewahitchka Off to Tampa Again

By Brad Milner
Florida Freedom Newspapers
They tried in 2003. They tried
again in 2004.
Both times the Port St. Joe
baseball team fell victim to
Tallahassee North Florida Christian

Family Stal

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Two weeks into the month of
May, the tupelo tree was still
blooming and Wewahitchka bee-
keeper Ben Lanier was asking for a
little patience.
"We're late this year," said
Lanier to one customer after anoth-
er who dialed Lanier and Son's
Lake Grove Road office inquiring
about the status of this year's tupe-
lo honey crop.
"Give us a couple more weeks."
Lanier had just returned from
trips to McCabe Island and
Cochran, where he pried the lids off
of bee boxes stacked near the
river's edge, and peered with disap-
pointment into the half-filled honey
Justin Sours, Lanier's helper
for the last two years, loaded a few

When: Saturday, May 21
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (CT)
Where: Wewahitchka's Lake Alice Park
What: A celebration of Wewahitchka's
famous tupelo honey, featuring
booths manned by local
beekeepers and vendors, live
entertainment and
presentations on tupelo

in the regional tournament, .with
last years defeat coming in the
regional championship. Two heart-
breaking campaigns were ended by
the Eagles, so why would the out-
come of Tuesday,s matchup for the
(See Sharks on Page 12A)

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Their path was pocked with
more hurdles and holes than in
recent years but the Lady Gators
wound up where they have the past
two years and five times before.

The state softball Final Four in
The Lady Gators completed a
rough-up of Region 1-2A last
Friday night with a 6-0 whitewash
of Jay, advancing Wewahitchka
(See Lady Gators on Page 13A)

Les Livelihood on Two Sweet Weeks

boxes onto the back of Lanier's
pick-up trailer, and left the others
behind, work for another day.
Back at Lake Grove, Lanier
looked outside at the looming thun-
derclouds and troubled over the
mysterious absence of his four
other helpers.
While his wife of 13 years,
Glynnis, tried in vain to summon
the troops, Lanier settled into his
chair, enjoying a moment of rest
before the backbreaking work that
always follows those two weeks a
year when the tupelo trees blossom
and the honey flows.
When Lanier was six years old,
he sat in a chair in front of the old
house where his father, L.L. Lanier,
was born, the one that now houses
the family business, selling jars of
tupelo honey on Sunday after-
At 46-years-old, the third gen-
eration beekeeper now holds the
reigns of L.L. Lanier and Sons, tak-
ing over in 1991, some 50 years
after his father stepped into the
role held by his father, Lavernor
Laveon Lanier, Sr.
The honey business was a call-
ing from which Lanier never
shrank. He has never done a day's
work that didn't relate directly to
bees and honey.
"I've never punched a clock

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anywhere, I never worked for any-
one else," said Lanier, who hopes to
one day pass the tradition on to his
impish mirror image, one-and-a-
half year old son, Heath.
"I grew up and the bees were
A Home in the Swamp
L.L. Lanier's home rests at the
end of a narrow dirt path cutting
through the river swamp.Ringed by
tupelo trees, the property is a fit-
ting home for a retired beekeeper

who's spent most of his life in pur-
suit of the trees' distinctive golden
Returning home on Friday from
an outing with his wife, Martha,
Lanier sat on his front porch, lis-
tening to the buzz of bees, remind-
ing his son of the tupelo blossom
he'd pointed out on the way in.
"They're late this year," said
Lanier, as his son, knowing all too
well, nodded in agreement.
(See Tupelo on Page 2A)

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A helmeted Ben Lanier inspects a honey comb. Lanier has served as L.L.
Lanier and Son's chief executive since his father retired in 1991.

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At age 82, Lanier is the
tupelo honey industry's col-
orful elder statesman,
always ready to spin a yarn
on the fascinating business
that is beekeeping.
It's easy to imagine bees
hovering in the air above his
bassinet, for Lanier has
spent most of his life in the.
company of bees.
As a child, Lanier helped
his father work the hives and
watched with unbridled joy
the bright lights of steam-

boats illuminating the dark
river leading to his father's
Not yet feeling the tug of
his beekeeping destiny,
Lanier left home at age 17,
working as a surveyor for
Standard Oil and trying out
an assortment of odd jobs.
Thirteen years after he
left Wewahitchka behind,
Lanier found himself in
Orlando, homesick and pray-
ing for familiar scenery.
"I said, 'Lord, if you let

L.L Lanier, Sr. (standing, left) and L.L. Lanier, Jr. (holding a
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Saturday Evening Post. LL. Lanier, Sr. started the business in
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me come home, I'll work
twice as hard for what I'm
getting,'" remembered
And return he did.
Apprenticing with his father,
Lanier settled into his role of
beekeeper and married the
25-year-old Martha, the
Kentucky native he'd "saved
from being an old maid," and
his wife for the last 52 years.
One of Lanier's earliest
challenges was getting
enough capital to support
his honey business. Luckily,
Martha earned a steady
income as a school teacher.
Using Martha's salary to
launch their shipping busi-
ness, the Laniers advertised
in Prevention magazine and
soon found a demand for the
delicate tasting honey that
boasts a high fructose and
low glucose ratio, and will
not granulate like other
honey varieties.
Through the years, L.L.
Lanier kept the business
going in spite of a few set-
backs, including a nasty
exchange with Sue Bee
Honey, a company Lanier
called "rotten to the core."
Sue Bee came to Lanier
with an offer to purchase
Lanier's operation, which he
"They said, 'Alright,
you'll be sorry,'" said Lanier,
who noted that the company
muscled in on all three of his
Florida buying points, intent
Son putting him out of busi-
When all seemed lost,
Lanier received a request
from a man in California for
50 drums of honey, and his
business was back on the
path to success.
Plagued by carotid arter-
ies and lifelong high blood
pressure, Lanier reluctantly
retired, turning control of the
business over to his only
"That was the hardest
job I ever had was to quit
work," said Lanier, calling to
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A comb sealed with a
layer of wax, beneath which
lies the golden tupelo honey.

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mind the vowr he'd made in
his youth.
"I promised the Lord I'd
work twice as hard and I
The Tradition Begins
The Lanier family's
beginnings in the honey
business is a story marked
by humor, good fortune and
a dash of absurdity, a story
L.L. Lanier was born to tell.
It all started one moonlit
night when Lanier's father,
iLavernor Laveon, Sr. woke
his brother, Arthur, from his
peaceful slumber after a
hard day of logging.
Recalled Lanier: "He
said, 'Arthur, I've got it fig-
ured, we're going to get out of
the logging business and go
into the bee business.'
"Arthur said, 'Alright,
Lavernor, but can we wait
until morning?..
His mind set on this
exciting new profession,
Lavernor ignored his broth-
er's tired plea, and soon the
two Laniers were riding a
horse and buggy from
Dalkreith to Wewahitchka on
a dirt road checkered with
At daylight, the brothers
arrived at the home of a
wealthy Englishman named
Sidney Alderman, and
Larvernor summoned up all
his courage to ask the farmer
for a loan.
"My father said, 'Mr.
Alderman; you don't know
me, I'm Lavernor Lanier, and
I've come to get in your pock-
ets,'". recalled Lanier.
Eyeing the young man,
Alderman recalled watching
Lavernor act in a school play,
his performance making
such a lasting impression
that Alderman awarded
Lanier $500 in start-up capi-
After an apprenticeship
with a beekeeper named
Acord at Acord Landing,
Lavernor Lanier began keep-
ing his own bees in 1898.
Lavernor hauled bees on
steamboats to Donalsonville,
on the Georgia border, pay-
ing with jars of tupelo honey
for his stays with charitable
families, and borrowing wag-
ons to transport his bees
from. the steamboats to vari-
ous bee farms.
Lanier added that Acord
was an Ohio native who
helped many local men enter
the honey business.
"Can you believe that?"
laughed Lanier. "A Yankee
teaching a redneck how to
keep bees."
Tupelo on the Big Screen
In the spring of 1996, a
mysterious man began mak-
ing frequent pilgrimages to
the Laniers' business, asking
questions about beekeeping
and purchasing a small jar of
honey after each visit.
The man identified him-
self as Victor Nunez from
Tallahassee, and L.L.
Lanier's curiosity soon got
the best of him.
"One day I said, 'Mr.
Nunez, who the h-- are you,
the FBI, the CIA, or the IRS,
because I've been investigat-
ed by all three," laughed
Nunez was a filmmaker
researching a screenplay he
was writing ?n the life of a

Ben Lanier strolls the length of honey boxes stacked on
platforms near the river bank.

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A stand of L.L. Lanier and
Son's tupelo honey rests out-
side the business's Lake Grove
Road headquarters. For years,
the honey stand has operated
on the honor system, with cus-
tomers depositing cash in a
nearby jar.


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Wewahitchka home. L.L. Lanier apprenticed under his beekeep-
er father, L.L. Lanier, Sr. and assumed leadership of Lanier and
Son's Tupelo Honey in the 1940s, using his wife's teacher's

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would later become the criti-
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the role of the reclusive bee-
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The Laniers worked
closely with Nunez through-
out the filmmaking process,
with Ben Lanier serving as a
technical advisor during the
writing and production phas-
Many of Ulee's Gold's
beekeeping scenes were
filmed on the Lanier bee
yards, with the actors han-
dling the family's bees and
Though some of the
film's dialogue was'taken
directly from Ben Lanier's
discussions with Nunez,
Lanier notes that the protag-
onist is a fictional character.
"Daddy's going to tell
you, 'It's the story of my life,'"
laughed Lanier.
Though L.L. Lanier did-

n't get to witness his life
story unfold on the big
screen, he and his honey did
manage to make a lasting
impression in the minds of
the filmmakers and actors.
Three years after the
movie wrapped, Lanier got a
desperate phone call from
Fonda's wife, Becky.
"I've got a catastrophy
L.L." Becky said. "You've got
him hooked so bad on that
"A Cycle. as Most Things
Tupelo honey is pro-
duced from the tupelo gum
tree, which grows in abun-
dance along the Chipola and
Apalachicola rivers.
The tree originated in the
Yangtze River in China, and
though its growth in north-
west Florida is a mysterious
and unexplained phenome-
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Gulf County Transportation Driver Excels in Florida Roadeo

by Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Raymond Aylmer is the
king of tight spaces and the
master of the sharp right
A champion driver unin-
timidated by traffic cones,
large or small, the Gulf
County Transportation
employee took home second
place in the Florida
Paratransit Roadeo held in
Tallahassee on April 8 and 9.
Testing his mettle
against 20 other drivers in
the van category, Aylmer
competed in a timed 10-level
obstacle course, .dodging
cones and deploying wheel-
chair lifts while ensuring the
volunteers seated in the back

Tupelo -

one he heard repeated by his
father a female Baptist mis-
sionary returned from China
on a barge traveling down
the Apalachicola River, and
was mugged by a thief. In her
handbag, the missionary
carried some seed pods from
a Yangtze River tupelo tree.
Angered that he'd seized
a bag empty of cash, the rob-
ber tossed it into the river,
thus introducing the tupelo
tree into the river basin.
The tupelo gum tree
blooms during a two-week
period each year, usually
beginning around April 15
and concluding the first of
L.L. Lanier called the
process of harvesting tupelo
honey "a cycle as most
things are."
Hives are kept in bee
boxes along the river basin,
and the bees make thou-
sands of trips to the nearby
tupelo blossoms, devouring

of the van enjoyed a smooth
"Those poor women, at
the end of the day got
whiplash," joked Aylmer.
Excelling in the obstacle
course, Aylmer also scored
points on the written test,
pre-trip vehicle inspection,
where he successfully identi-
fied four pre-set defects in
under seven minutes, and
the wheelchair securement,
which required Aylmer to
safely secure a wheelchair-
bound passenger in the van
while verbalizing the proce-
dure and maintaining a pro-
fessional demeanor.
Without the benefit of
any pre-competition prac-
tice, Aylmer took home a

and then regurgitating the
nectar into wax combs.
When the tupelo season
is finished, beekeepers
remove the honey combs
from the boxes, placing them
in a centrifuge, a device that
slings the honey into a near-
by basin, where the honey is
strained with cheese cloth.
Preparation for the two-
week season continues all
year long, with hives trans-
planted to bee farms for the
pollen source that sustains
the next generation.
In the winter time, the
bees are fed sugar to keep
each hive numbering in the
The black tupelo, ti-ti,
black gum, willow and other
honey plants bloom prior to
the tupelo gum tree, and the
bees feed on the nectar to
build up colony strength.
L.L. Lanier noted that
during the two-week tupelo
season, the other honey

$300 cash award and plaque
to display in the Gulf County
Transportation office along-
side his previous Roadeo
In six years, Aylmer has
placed four times, winning
third in 2003, and earning
back-to-back first place fin-
ishes in 1999 and 2000.
"I'm still the only one to
this date that's ever done
that," bragged Aylmer.
In his years at the com-
petition, Aylmer has
observed that first place usu-
ally goes to someone from
Northwest Florida, a fact that
continues to surprise the
New York City native.
"You would think that
people in Miami, a place

From Page 2A

plants are usually not in
bloom, ensuring that pure
tupelo will be found in the
honey combs.
But sometimes nature
falls out of alignment. Last
year, the black gum tree
bloomed right in the middle
of tupelo season, and the
impure tupelo crop sugared.
"It's the biggest gamble,"
said L.L. "it's worse than Las
Vegas betting your whole
year's work on two weeks."
It's a gamble the Laniers
have taken for the last 107
years, and one they intend
on taking far into the future.
For now, they wait. In
time, the centrifuge will spin
out the sweet golden nectar
that has sustained the fami-
ly for three generations.
And Ben will go to work,
L.L. will add the 2005 tupelo
season to his spacious mem-
ory and Glynnis will record
the business's highs and
lows in another "Tupelo
News" column on the compa-
ny website.
In 1998, L.L. Lanier and
Son's Tupelo Honey's centen-
nial year, Glynnis reported a
golden year for honey pro-
duction, and concluded with
a prayer for continued good
rThis is the,,100th,Crop.of,
Tupelo honey produced by
the Lanier family, and- with
lots of luck maybe we: can
have 100 more."

that's so big, would be able
to maneuver vans better
than the so-called hicks from
around here," he said.
This year, first place
went to a member of the fair-
er sex, a fact that did not
escape Aylmer's fellow dri-

"I'm constantly hearing
that I got beat by a woman,"
noted Aylmer, lowering his
Alymer joined Gulf
County Transportation in
May of 1997 and enjoys his

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time in the driver seat, even
though he knows he's "not
going to get rich" driving the
"Most of the people we
drive, they really appreciate
it," Alymer added in the next
breath. 'That's the reward."


Gulf County Transportation driver Raymond Aylmer placed second in the April 8 and 9 Florida
Paratransit Roadeo, an annual driving competition. Joining Aylmer at the Roadeo were fellow
GCT drivers Michelle Rivers, in her first year competing, and Ray Brant, who missed third place
by two points.

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Creating Community

Through College

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by Kesley Colbert

A Senior Moment

Last week's meeting of the board of
trustees of Gulf Coast Community College
at the Gulf/Franklin Center served as a
sign concerning the college's increasing
Importance in the region.
True, the trustees hold a board meet-
ing at Gulf/Franklin at least once each
year, but this past week's monthly meeting
provided a snapshot of how the college
could play an increasingly vital role as the
counties along the Forgotten Coast are
remembered by masses from around the
We encourage the board to continue to
be forward-thinking.
GCCC has a fine start in Laura
Ropelis, the director of the Gulf/Franklin
Center and a woman who, whether in Gulf
and Franklin counties or in the maelstrom
of Iraq, has demonstrated a particular
passion for changing lives through educa-
That passion was only fueled by the
year or so she spent in Iraq, attempting to
rebuild a fractured education system in a
country where the resources could not
keep pace with the will of so many individ-
"Since I've been back I've really wanted
to work on community outreach," Ropelis
told the board of trustees last week.
Education, she went on to note, pro-
vides young folks and adults a new begin-
"The time is now" to burnish the col-
)ege's already sparkling record of working
,With community partners to build educa-
tional bridges, Ropelis continued.
"I realized that when I was away."
As she noted, the college played a key
role in retraining many individuals when a
paper mill shut down, when state law took
the nets out of many a fisherman's hands.
Corrections has only grown, as it has
throughout the country as our prisons
brim, and serves as one such example of
the college creating a program to meet the
needs of those in the two-county area.
Nursing has also become a central
.mission of the college's curriculum at
.Gulf/Franklin, though the college is
Stymied by the lack of clinical sites in the
'itwo-county area, a problem that, hopeful-
ly, will in the next few years be met on sev-
eral fronts.
Regardless, the nursing program will
grow in numbers this fall.
Early childhood education has also
played an important role at the college,
providing an example of partnerships, with
the public schools and North Florida Child
development and its Head Start and Early
Head Start programs.
With a large, and growing elder popu-
lation, the Encore program provides con-
tinuing education and a link to the fastest-
growing segment of the population.
A real estate class, a sheer natural for
the landscape in which we live, will
become part of the course offerings in the
fall. Programs in the trades and banking
are being examined for potential at the
satellite branch.
The Gulf/Franklin Center has also
opened its doors to the community out-

side. providing access for community
events, such as two recent seminars per-
taining to affordable housing, as well com-
puter and testing labs, tutoring and advis-
ing and access to the college bookstore.
It has served as a partner for The Cen-
tury Program, which aims to raise the
horizons of Gulf County students.
Ropelis has spun other threads to the
community career day at Carrabelle High
School, taking part in the visit to the
Sacred Heart facility in Destin, participat-
ing in the.affordable housing coalition and
an offshoot committee examining the role
of education in creating a livable, sustain-
able community.
And therein, we'd argue, is one of the
critical reasons for bringing the college's
board of trustees over to the Gulf/Franklin
Center to provide the decision-makers a
glimpse of the lay of the land and the prob-
lems being experienced in this part of the
The hospital situation, or more accu-
rately the lack of a hospital situation, was
a topic of discussion, as was the ongoing
efforts of the affordable housing coalition,
which some top college officials observed
first-hand with the ribbon-cutting of
Bridgeport, a joint venture between The St.
Joe Co. and CQ Development.
It has been discussed often among
housing coalition members that the folks
in this corner of the world had a chance to
set a standard, having sprinted ahead of
the arc the coalition had the opportunity to
provide a template for other counties.
That could not have been underscored
more clearly than when college president
Dr. Bob McSpadden and board chairman
Bill Creamer told trustee Allen Cox that
folks from around the area "would be
watching" what was happening in this
neck of the woods.
The board also talked about potential
for the expansion of services in Franklin
County on the grounds where new consol-
idated schools will be built, talking in
broad strokes about the opportunities pre-
sented, about the college's mission as it
dovetails with those opportunities.
Times, McSpadden outlined, are not
too bad for GCCC.
There is money in the bank, the state
legislature treated community colleges
fairly well and even a 5 percent increase in
tuition slated for the fall is but a drop com-
pared to other institutions around the
The college is perfectly positioned to
serve as a valuable partner as the commu-
nity grows and changes. The resources to
be brought to bear are enormous, and as a
recent workforce survey indicated there is
work to be done to tie education compo-
nents into the overarching push to create
a quality community for the present and
And as Ropelis noted, there is no time
to waste.

I remember two things
about Miss Katie Owens'
kindergarten class. One was
me, Bob Edwards and
Bobby Brewer always fight-
ing over who was going to sit
in the very back seat by the
window in her extra large
station wagon. The other
was graduation day.
We actually put on those
cone shaped paper hats with
elastic bands to fit under
your chin to hold them in
place. There was an abun-
dance of cake and ice cream.
And we had those little whis-
tle things that you blew on
and they unraveled so you
could get up in Pam Collins'
face and annoy the heck out
of her.
"All of the parents were
there. Miss Owens would
call out a name, say a few
words about how much she
had enjoyed working with
that particular individual,
and everyone would
applaud. We were six years
old! I had no idea what was
going on. I couldn't tell if
they were clapping because
they were proud we were
leaving Miss Katie's house.
Or they were excited
because we were moving on
to the first grade.
It was the first time I
had ever heard the word
graduation And I couldn't
figure out if it meant we
were coming.....or going!
Miss Mary Ann Jackson
was our sixth grade teacher.
And, boy howdy, let me tell
you, we had come a long way
since Miss Katie's little
house over on West Cherry
Street! We had added, sub-
tracted, multiplied and
sailed with Christopher
Columbus. We had read to
each other about Dick and
Jane and a dog named Spot.
We modeled clay army men,
dusted erasers, postulated
when it fit our cause, fought
on the playground when
Vicki or Mary E. wouldn't let
us swing first and dressed
up like turkeys, Indians and
pilgrims at Thanksgiving.
Everybody in the class
could cut out an Abraham
Lincoln head quicker than
you could say "Jack Sprat
could eat no fat". Ricky Gene
was the best, or worst, hall
monitor depending on how
you evaluated the job. Some
people learned a lot quicker
than others. Education
"stuff' was important but it
also kept you inside on a

perfect baseball dayl And
teachers were bent on giving
you the information whether
you wanted it or-not.
The last day of the sixth
grade seemed to be more
important to the grown-ups
than it was to us. We were
more interested in getting
out of school for the summer
than any ceremony to
acknowledge our ride
through elementary school.
Most of the parents showed
up again. We didn't have any
cake or ice cream. Miss
Mary Ann didn't call out our
names or hold up any of our
work. Instead, she gave a
I don't remember much
of it. It mostly dealt with how
much "this class" had grown
in the past six years. How
much we had accom-
plished.... I couldn't think of
anything special that any of
us had done. The most
stand-out things Miss Mary
Ann got across to me during
the year was you should
brush your tongue every
time you brush your teeth
and she made us memorize
that poem about "Little Boy
She didn't mention
either one of them in her
talk. She ended up with
what all "this class" had to
look forward to in the next
six years as we "furthered"
our formal education.
As Mom was hugging me
after the "ceremony" I was
still confused as to this
graduation phenomena--
were we celebrating me liv-
ing through six years with
Miss Belle fussing about the
shape of my letters in writ-
ing class, Miss Dinwiddle
starring me down when the
dog ate my homework and
Miss Cox thumping me on
the head for simply asking
Bobby where the game was
after school? Or was this
graduation day marking our
move into junior high....and
onto high school?
And to be perfectly hon-
est, I couldn't tell if it was for
the students, teachers or the
A lot more folks than
just our parents showed up
for our high school gradua-
tion. This thing was so big
that Miss Polly had prac-
ticed with us for three days
so we'd know who walked in
with whom, where we sat
and who was giving what
speech when. And we had to
come back on a Friday night
AFTER school was out to
hold this shindig.

I spent most of the
evening looking around.
Charlotte Melton was the
first girl I ever dated. Bobby
Brewer and I had been best
friends sitce that first win-
dow fight in kindergarten. I
wished I had a nickel for
every'baseball game me and
Buddy Wiggleton had suited
up for. Ricky Hale's full
name was Richard Lynn.
Jane Hill was the best roller
skater in the class. I don't
know why we called Hollis
Mayo "Frenchie". John
Ingram was a heck of an
I spent the other "most
of the evening" wondering if I
could make it outside these
familiar walls and away from
this friendly town. Would
college eat my lunch? What
if I couldn't play ball at that
level? Who was going to
make me a peanut butter
and jelly sandwich every
night before I went to bed?
Who was going to iron my
best shirt for the date of my
life? Who was going to stand
on the back porch and point
out very clearly when I was
about to mess up?
You know, I had just
kinda joked through gradua-
tions in the past. This was a
little more solemn. What
was I going to do with my
life? Can you un-graduate?
Pam Collins had tears
trickling down her face.
Buddy hadn't told one joke
all night. I wasn't the only
one doing some serious, big
time pondering! The whole
class was leaning forward,
listening to Mr. Warren
deliver the commencement
address. I think we were all
Looking for hope!
And we all knew, with-
out a doubt, that life for us
was changing even as the
ceremony to honor us
unfolded! I wasn't any clear-
er as to whether we were
here to celebrate the
past....or to collect our
thoughts and focus on the
future. But the significance
of the moment, for the first
time in our lives I dare say,
was not lost on any of us.
A milestone had been
met and was passing.
"I bet you", Buddy final-
ly found his tongue and was
whispering from his third
row middle seat, "that if
Miss Katie had been in
charge of this thing, we'd
a'had cake and ice cream by
Life moves forward....
Mr. Kes

Go The Distance

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor

The Diamonds of Youth

It was envy, green as the gulf waters on a spring day.
Leaning against the fence last Friday night while watch-
ing the Sharks warm up for their regional semifinal victory
over Baker, watching Bart Lowry stretch, the dugout chatter-
ing, the clattering of cleats on the concrete, gloves and bats
gripped, it creeped up and took purchase in my mind.
Do they know, do they understand, this time in their
lives, this treasured snapshot in life that will never be repeat-
ed in quite the same form and fashion?
Maybe not, such are the vagaries of youth.
Someday, maybe, when the hair starts turning gray, the
stomach slips a bit against gravity and limber is but a fading
memory, they'll appreciate the experiences of the diamond
they now enjoy.
And that is too bad.
Because what is occurring with the Sharks in the Port St.
Joe and the Lady Gators softball team in Wewahitchka is spe-
cial, made all the more so by the remarkable' accomplish-
ments of a couple of small public schools in the pitched world
of playoff high school athletics.
Publishing deadlines dictated that this piece be written
before the Sharks' Tuesday night regional final tilt with Tal-
lahassee North Florida Christian, so it is an unknown
whether they will join Wewahitchka in the rarefied air of the

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state class zA Ilnal Iour.
Here's hoping for a two-for.
And it would be easy to slide into a discussion of what is
crystal clear as the playoffs winnowed the number of teams:
that the playing field becomes less and less even as the
brackets shrink and private schools pervade.
The Florida High School Athletics Association has in
recent years lamely tried to address the growing chasm
between the public and private schools. particularly in the
lower classifications, but as long as the playoff brackets are
pocked by private schools which seem to function as athletic
factories as part of a central mission, it will always be David
versus Goliath at this point of play, especially in smaller clas-
Wewahitchka joins a Class 2A Final Four that includes
some private schools which didn't exist 10 years ago, but now
seem to have taken up residence in the state trophy case.
Port St. Joe must hurdle North Florida Christian, the
athletic behemoth on the block, each year to reach a state
semifinal where the likely opponents are other private
It's ridiculous and incredibly ironic, given the FHSAA's
scripted announcement before each playoff game regarding
Sportsmanship would be addressing private schools who
by design keep their enrollment numbers just so in order to
pound on the small public schools, it would be addressing
this farce drawn up to keep two dozen or so North Florida
public school football programs in the fold. It would be forc-
ing the private schools to play fair.
But, hey, that's just me, not to mention another column
for another day.
It is all best left aside in this space because this is about
the special ride these young men and women are navigating,
and no sour grapes allowed regardless of the taste they
leave in those who enjoy sports on its purist level.
And watching the Sharks out there on the diamond,
practicing on a Sunday afternoon is to understand some of
the purifying elements of this time and place.

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The Sharks and Lady Gators might never know a time of
camaraderie, of joined efforts in a common cause. of setting
differences aside to function as one unit as they are enjoying
Watching the Sharks as they warmed up on Friday night.
just as watching the Lady Gators prepare on any given game
day. is to see a bond and common spirit which is so rare in
the adult world into which they will soon enter.
There are no railroad tracks to divide by class or race.
Economic and scholastic differences disappear between the
white lines.
The continuous words of encouragement, the support, as
strong as when things go awry as when they go well, is a rar-
ity of the playing fields, particularly as the years pile up and
life goes on.
Not just for the winners, those who reach for the Final
Sports, much research indicates, is one of the last ves-
tiges of true discipline in the schools anymore, particularly
when talking about teenagers and high school. Winning does
not figure in that equation.
That's one reason this paper sees it as so important that
every athlete possible is recognized, whether they are part of
a team on the north side of .500 or not. Having tried out,
stuck with it, balanced busy schedules to attend practices as
well as games, offers victory irrespective of the scoreboard.
Recognition, from coaches, the community, the newspa-
per, should be a minimum expectation for that effort in a
time in which we find so much to criticize about the younger
And for the Sharks and Lady Gators, this is a time to
savor, to secure inside the gray matter the memories that will
be gained, have been gained, win or lose, in recent weeks.
Many members of both teams have played ball together
since they were knee-high. They have reached, continuously,
their fields of dreams.
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by Herman Jones
Contributing Writer
Somewhere, in the
silent, wind-swept dune of
St. Joseph's Peninsula, there
is a grave.
Unmarked and forgot-
ten, it is the resting-place of
a drowned seaman. His ill-
fated boat, caught in the
August hurricane of 1898,
had sunk from beneath him
and left him fighting for his
'life in the dark mountainous
waves of the Gulf. Finally, he
drowned and the currents
and waves cast his lifeless
body onto the wave-torn
beach of the Peninsula.
We don't know how long
' he lay in the blazing August
sun, but a group of fisher-
. men, probably from St.
Andrews or Apalachicola (St.
Joe and Panama City hadn't
been born yet) eventually
discovered his body. Not
wanting a decomposing
corpse on their hands, they
carried him to the dunes and
,laid him to rest. Two of his
Other shipmates were never
Found and went to rest in
Davy Jones's locker.
The August storm began
L as a tropical low east of the
Bahamas and then tracked
over Florida from Jupiter to
Tampa on the morning of
Aug. 2. As it entered the Gulf
that afternoon, it increased
in strength and headed
toward Cape San Blas. (For
the readers unfamiliar with
maps and charts, Cape San
Blas begins at Salinas Park
and ends at the Stump Hole
- then begins St. Joseph's
The storm skirted along
the Peninsula, then Crooked
Island and eventually made
I landfall in St Andrew's Bay.
I Since the Panhandle was
sparsely populated, it mainly
"wrought havoc with several
tug-boats, scows, dredges
and fishing smacks; causing
the loss of a dozen or more
lives and property- damage
exceeding $100,00q;" One of
Those tugs is our wreck.
When I was a young fel-
Slow we didn't have many
Swrecks to dive. They were
there alright, but the tech-
nology had not been invented
Sto find them. There was no
'LORAN-C or GPS, so the only
wrecks we could dive had to
be in sight of land so we
could use landmarks to find


them. In those early days we
only dived two wrecks out of
St. Joe Vamar and Kaiser.
We were true sailors
then. Once we passed St.
Joseph's Point we would set
a compass course to our
wreck. After we ran a certain
distance we would line-up
water towers, pine trees,
dunes and always the paper
mill stack to find the wreck.
Vamar we could usually
see from the surface, and
Kaiser always had spade fish
on the surface. As I grew
older I began to research and
eventually write the histories
of the local wrecks.
Open any tourist dive
guide and you'll always see
the tug, Kaiser. There will be
various dates for her sinking
and sometimes she's wood
instead of iron. For years I
tried to find the correct his-
tory of the sinking of the
Kaiser. Problem was, no
wreck of that name had ever
sunk in this area. Somebody
was wrong.
Finally, I found a refer-
ence: "William J. Keyser, tug.
Foundered 15 to 20 miles off
Point St. Joseph, Aug. 3,
1898." The early wreck writ-
ers had used the wrong
spelling and the same mis-
take kept being repeated. It
was not Kaiser, the emperor
of Germany, but Keyser,
William Judah of Pensacola.
With its true identity estab-
lished, I could research the
newspapers of that period
and tell its story.
The William J. Keyser
was an iron-hulled tug built
in 1882 at Philadelphia. It
was named after a prominent
Pensacola timber exporter
whose roots went back to the
Pennsylvania Dutch.
She was 92.4 feet long,
19.5 beam and displaced 97
tons. Keyser had left
Pensacola towing the dredge,
Herndon, bound for Fort
Jefferson in the Dry
Hugging, the coast, :her
captain, W.H. Allen, with a
crew of 12, was caught
unawares by the fast-
approaching storm. As the
seas mounted and the winds
howled, Capt. Allen gave the
order to cut loose the dredge.
As the dredge drifted away
the men began to fear for
their lives as the eye of the
storm passed over them. As

written in the Book of Job:
"He maketh the deep to boil
like a pot; the sea He churns
like perfume in a kettle." And
boil and churn it did.
All afternoon and
evening the coal-fired tug
kept her bow into the waves
and battled the storm.
Inevitably, as water entered
her coal chutes, the boiler
fires were extinguished. With
no power the pumps quit
and the tug began to settle
into the Gulf. At 1:30 in the
morning she slipped beneath
the waves, seven miles west
of St. Joseph's Point and four
miles from Crooked Island,
in 45 feet of green Gulf water.
The dredge washed ashore
near present-day Beacon Hill
and was later refloated.
On Friday afternoon,
Aug. 5, the fishing smack,
Isabel, arrive in Pensacola
with nine of the crew. They
had been found on St.
Joseph's Spit on Wednesday
morning. Those missing
were: Capt. Allen; Henry
Brown, cook; Walter Brown,
ship's boy; and an unnamed
fireman. The ship's boy's job
was to help the cook, serve
the food, clear the table, and
any other non-dangerous
chores the captain or cook
ordered. The fireman did the
back-breaking task of feed-
ing coal to the boiler.
Chances are he was African-
American since he is not
named and performed one of
the hardest jobs on the boat.
One of the most heart-
breaking stories is that of
Julia Brown, mother of
Walter, the boy. Already a
widow, the loss of a son was
just about more than she
could bear. The Pensacola
Journal reported her home
was "a scene of sadness and
sorrow." Then the unthink-
able happened: a letter
arrived from Apalachicola on
Tuesday, Aug. 9. Walter was
Walter told later that as
the tug sank, the incoming
water meeting the red-hot
boiler caused it to explode,
blowing off many of the out-
side doors. Walter swam for
one of the doors and luckily



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A fishing smack much like the Isabel and Maud Spurling. Smacks sailed all over the Gulf,
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it had a piece of rope
He half-hitched his wrist
as to stay with it; thus Walter
escaped a watery grave. For
36 hours Walter fought the
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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, May 19, 2005 5A

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Conservation Association

By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
When she was only one
of three people charged with
monitoring turtle nests along
the beach at Cape San Blas,
Martha Maglothin felt the
incorporation of volunteers
into the monitoring program
was critical.
Since forming the Gulf
Coast Conservation
Association (GCCA) in 2001,
the volunteer-based, non-
profit has grown from five to
12 dedicated members who
patrol the beaches each
morning from May 1 to
October 31.
Following last year's
record hurricane season, in
which approximately 40 per-
cent of the total 126 nests
were disrupted first by
Tropical Storm Bonnie in
July and destroyed by
Hurricane Ivan later in
September, this year's turtle
population is facing inade-
quate space to lay their eggs.
This year's turtles are
not only up against last
year's natural disasters, but
Gulf County is expected to
begin construction of sand
berms along the beach in
anticipation of this year's
hurricane season in the next
Maglothin said county
officials have been extremely

cooperative in working with
the turtle patrol and listen-
ing to the concerns of her
Though the nesting pop-
ulation varies each year,
Maglothin said the stretch of
beach between the Stump
Hole and St. Joseph
Peninsula State Park hosts
an average of 150 turtle
nests each year.
According to the organi-
zation's Spring newsletter,
120 of last year's nests bore
Loggerhead turtles and only
six nest yielded the endan-
gered Green Turtles.
According to Maglothin,
these numbers indicate a
continuation of the five-year
trend of low nesting activity
on the Peninsula.
With the county's sand
berm project scheduled to
coincide with the first two
months of this year's turtle
nesting season, Maglothin
told county officials she and
her volunteers could not
coordinate this project alone.
Derith Hiers, a biological
technician from Mount Dora,
has joined the project with
Maglothin as a contract
employee for Gulf County.
Having just finished her
undergraduate degree at the
University of Florida, Hiers
will be assisting the GCCA
through the end of the sum-


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The grc
monitoring t
beginning ar
As she
team of vol
beach each
30 minutes 1
look for new
If a tur
eggs in th
berms, the
relocate the

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move a couple of nests,"
oup will begin Maglothin said.
he beaches daily After moving the nests,
ound the first of GCCA will be responsible for
establishing a 10-foot radius
explained it, around each one.
Hiers and her Maglothin said she
unteers hit the expects the volunteer group
morning about will have to move approxi-
before sunrise to mately half of the nests laid
nests. on the Cape this season.
tle has laid her While patrolling the
e area of the beaches each morning,
turtle patrol will Maglothin said her team also
nest to a safe makes note of lighting prob-
lems from beachfront homes
already had to that could potentially divert

Kaiser -

mountainous seas until he
was spat out on the
Peninsula late Thursday
He struck out walking
and soon met up with more
shipwrecked souls from the
schooner Vista G. out of St.
Andrews. The Vista G. had
been beached at Indian Pass
and Capt. Gillis and Richard
Brown of Parker began walk-
ing the beach toward St.
Andrews where they encoun-
tered Walter. How Walter
reached Apalach and eventu-
ally Pensacola was not men-
In its classic 19th
Century style, the Journal

reporter continued: "0, how
the mother-heart must be
fluttering with excitement.
How impatiently she will
await the return of her noble
boy that she may clasp him
to her bosom and weep on
his manly young breast. Tis
well that joy does not kill, or
her poor heart, so torn with
grief, would now burst with
great joy that has filled it. Let
all Pensacola rejoice with his
loving mother."
In another column, the
Journal relates how two
crewmen survived in the
Keyser's lifeboat and eventu-
ally ended up on the
Peninsula. They drove a


the turtles
back to the w
morning patrc
tions about 1
their nests.
function of C
education ani
"We try t
much inform
ble," she sa
people learn,
ful they are."
Now in tl
of turtle ne

Nesting Season

off their path GCCA is working more dili-
'ater. gently toward their objective
often stop the of heightening public aware-
during their ness and encouraging public
ols to ask ques- awareness of the area's valu-
the turtles and able natural resources.
"We are so dependent on
n said another
A i p our volunteers," Maglothin
ICCA is public added.
d awareness.
Lo give them as The non profit is funded
ation as possi- solely on small grants and
id. 'The more membership dues.
the more help- For more information
about the Conservation
heir fourth year Association, visit
st monitoring, www.gccaturtles.org.

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stake to secure the boat in
case they needed to escape
as they knew not where they
were. Climbing a tall dune,
they spotted other boats
anchored in the bay licking
their wounds. Waving a shirt,
a boat came from the smack,
Maud Spurling, and carried
them to the tug, Nimrod,
where they were fed and
clothed. In an underhanded
move, the crew of the Maud
Spurling rowed to the outer
beach and claimed the
Keyser's lifeboat as a wreck-
er's prize. They refused to
surrender the lifeboat until
they were paid $25. The
Keyser's crewmen were com-

The W. J. Keyser would have looked much lil
Mill north of Pensacola. (Florida Photo Archives.)


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pelled to write a note on
Keyser & Co. before they
received their boat. In their
statement to the Journal
they made a "grievance
against the crew of the Maud
Spurling, which, they feel,
treated them in a very shab-
by manner."
As the years passed, W.J.
Keyser would occasionally be
found by a fishing crew and

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give up thousands of pounds
of snapper and grouper.
Once the Aqualung was
invented by Jacques
Cousteau, the wreck was
discovered by SCUBA divers,
as it was always home to
Jewfish. Until they were pro-
tected, dozens were taken,
but they have, now returned
and have a new name -
Goliath Grouper.
Today, the WJ. Keyser
gets hit pretty hard by fisher-
men and divers. Her big
schools of snapper and
grouper are just a memory.
She rests on the Gulf floor,
bow still pointed to the
southeast into those long-
ago breakers that sent here
to the bottom. Only her iron
bow, boiler and engine
remain. She is the second-
oldest known wreck in this
part of the Gulf, sinking 44
years before the now-famous
For over forty years I
have roamed and explored
the majestic dunes of the
Peninsula, and every time
I've over there my mind
returns to those nameless
hurricanes and to the storm-
tossed survivors who ended
up on its shore. I am also
reminded of the countless
unmarked graves of those
who perished; Spanish
explorers, pirates, seaman,
passengers and fishermen.
If one believes in ghosts
and apparitions, a full moon
in October would be the per-
fect setting to search for the
specters and spirits who
wander the beaches and
dunes in an endless search
of being rescued by ships
that never return.
(The grave in the dunes
were retold by Capt. Dave
Maddox from his grandfather
and copies of the Pensacola
Journal were supplied by
Dean DeBolt.)

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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years

Graduation -.-om

who enters high sc
district making tl
that diploma each
several years.
R. Marion Craig
will begin at 7 p.]
Monday, May 23.
Ceremonies 1
to graduation
Baccalaureate 6
Sunday at the R
and a
breakfast at
10 a.m. EDT at
the fellowship
hall at First
Baptist Church
in Port St. Joe.
Se n i r I
practice v'ill be
at 1 p.m later
that same da.r at
the high sc h:ool.
Monday y
gradua io n
will be
led by
of Gold.
J ake
Howse will
provide a
welcome to *
while the keynoi
will be Anna Salz
Class of 2005 w
sented by princi
High Honor gi
Port St. Joe Hi
Travis Chamb
Rebekah Lee Farn
Gerard Flanagan,
Franklin, Heather
Gavigan, Heather
Henderson, Jer
Jonathan "Ja
Howse, Jr., Niche
Lee Hunter;
Raevyn Jeffer
Dale Little, Ste
Lucas, Michell

school in the
he stroll to
of the past

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leading up
p m. EDT
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Jacqueline McAlister, Kenny
Duane McFarland, Whitney
Michelle Nixon, Jeffrey Alan
Maggy Elaine Quaranta,
Charissa Fay Raffield, Anna
Christine Salzer, Laura
Danae Seay, Megan
Elizabeth Todd, Jessie Marie
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SI.. T h
O '^ ~Honor
raduates at
Port St. Joe Hih this
Year ;ere: Ch-rla Kay
te speaker Atkins, Shanna Necole
er and the Barnes, Sheena Ann Bell,
ill be pre- Lacy Marie Carter, Laura
pal Duane Leigh Clements, Victoria
Elizabeth Cordova, Charles
VOR Stewart Cox, Anastasia
rES Maria Craft, Elizabeth Ruth
-aduates at Eller, Kendall Alexandria
gh School Hicks, Erin Shiree Hill,
Lindsey Marie Hinds, Justin
)ers Burge, Lee Lyons, Daniel Alan
mer, Casey MacDermid, Jarrod Paul
Lacey Mae McArdle;
SKatherine Phillip Justin McCroan,
- Adrienne Kyla Yvonne Moore, Michael
la Joann Wayne Padgett, Donald Kyle
Pickett, Amy Nicole Sasnett,
ike" Smith Brenda Elizabeth Smith,
olas "Nick" Bennie Clarence Tiller,
Jacqueline Hillary Van Zant,
son, Aaron Daniel Gavin Vickery, Kayla
ven Chad Marie White, Joseph Ryan
e Nicole Wood.



Graduates in the Class
of 2005 were: Samuel
Warren Amerson, Jr.,
Michael James Bailey,
Nikkitta Ashley Bobzien,
Mylissa Leigh Brake, Randal
James Brannen, Caroline
Ashton Capps, Joshua Aaron
Dailey, Kari Nichole Dykes.
Elacia Monique Edmonis,
Lauren Elaine Fleming,
Garrett Levar Garland,
Jennifer JoAnn Garth, Chad
Edward Gibbons, Jonathon
Wade Gilbert;
Bryan Brooks Glass,
Linda Kaleigh Goodson,
Samantha Nichole Hancock,
Jessica Nicole Jenkins,
Charles Joseph Johnson,
Randall Lamar Johnson, Coy
Allen Knox, Amanda Arlene
Kriner, Lacey Annette
Lowery, Bart Nesby Lowry,
Stacey Lynn Matthews,
Rodney McGee, April Jean
Middleton, Suzanna Danielle

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, May 19, 2005 7A

Myrick, Kimberly Nicole
Richard James Nichols,
Jacob Forrest Owens,
Jessica Michele Pace, Johna
Calliese Pittman, Jessica
Nichole Plair, Courtney
Jeanne Preston, Penny Marie
Ramos, Jeffrey Joseph
Shearer, Savanna Mariel
Smith, Lacye Bryn Spears,
Jessaca Ann VanLandeghem,
Ashley Kirby Webb, Darrel
Anthony Wert, Zachary Allan
Williams, Terrance Charles
Woullard, Haley Marlene
Commencement exercis-
es at Wewahitchka High
School will begin 7 p.m. CDT
on Saturday, May 21 in the
school gymnasium.
Valedictorian Jade
Gaskin will give the senior
address. The salutatorian for
the Class of 2005 was
Nathan Grimes.

The High Honor gradu-
ates among the Class of 2005
at Wewahitchka High School
Jody Zachariah Barnes,
Kody Ryan Bidwell, Jeena
Davis Breman, Sheiletta
lema Fisher, Jade Danielle
Gaskin, Britney Jade Grice,
Nathan Daniel Grimes,
Geoffrey Whit Helms;
Daryl Ray Knee, Brandy
Leann Little, Courtney Page
Martin, Sarah Elizabeth
Montgomery, Brittany Jill
Pippin, Tamara Porsche
Sandlin and Charles William
Those earning Honor
graduate distinction at
Wewahitchka High School in
2005 were:
Shannon Danielle
Barnes, Jayna Nicole Foster,
Candice Lyshelle Gordon,
Cameron Shane Home,
Tiffany DeAnne Laird, Sarah
Alice Lawrence, Brittany
Lorraine Moon, Amy Lou
Niehaus, Mitchell James

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and Courtney Rae Wood.
The Class of 2005 gradu-
ates were:
Adam Robert Ake,
Crystal Ann Baker, Anthony
Ray Fridley, Holly Rebecca
Gray, Johnathon Scott
Hightower, Kaci Desirae
Hoover, Jacob Shane
Jackson, Lakonya Michelle
Keith, Jesse DeWayne
Mamoran, David Lee
Latoya Lashee McNealy,
Benjamin Dewey Nunnery
III, Steven Conrad Peak II,
Jessica Nicole Price, Kayla
Gayle Rich, James Alfred
Robbins, Jr., Harley
Benjamin Roberts, Brandi
Nicole Sasser, Brandon Gene
Skipper, Daniel Lee Ward,
David Charles Whitfield,
Lacey Alane Wood, Jerremy
Rae Yoder.

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Star Staff Writer
After completing their
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the University of North
Carolina, Kristi Brown and

Bill Miller and his granddaughter, Emilie, came down from
Tallahassee to lend a hand and learn the sport of kayaking.

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Curtis Thompson drove
through the night to enjoy an
overnight camping excursion
in the St. Joseph Peninsula
State Park.
On Saturday morning,
the pair took advantage of
free kayak rentals available
from several local outfitters
and offered a hand with
cleaning up the St. Joseph
Almost 900 pounds of
trash was collected during
the third annual St. Joseph
Bay Cleanup and Kayak
Festival held last Saturday in
conjunction with the
National River Cleanup.
Happy Ours Canoe and
Kayak Outpost, Seahorse
Water Safaris and Scallop
Cove BP offered locals and
visitors an opportunity to
enjoy a morning of paddling
in exchange for helping to
clean the 73,000-acre bay.
Debbie VanVleet of
Happy Ours said roughly 50
participants helped with this
year's event.
Bob Mills collected the
most trash on the bay side of
Cape San Bias just behind
his home.
In less than two hours,
Bob hauled in 259 pounds of
debris from the water while
paddling around in his
His wife Twilla, who
helped unload Bob's cache,
which included several
pieces of lumber and a gar-
den hose, for the weigh in at
Happy Ours, said most of the
waste had washed up
around their home following
last year's hurricanes.
"We'd been talking about
getting out there and clean-
ing for some time," Twilla
For his efforts, Bob and
Twilla were awarded an
overnight stay for two at the
Turtle Beach Inn, along with
a cap and wooden turtle
carving, a total prize package
valued at $185.
Jessica Howard of Port
St. Joe snagged the 'most
unusual piece of trash dur-
ing the event a shower
head. This little treasure won
Howard two nights for two at
Whispering Pines of Cape
San Bias.
Other strange and

unusual pieces of garbage
retrieved during the cleanup
included an old buoy, sever-
al yellow rubber ducks, a
cinder block, several odd
shoes and enough plywood
and lumber to build a new
After -the cleanup and
weigh in was completed, par-
ticipants competed for prizes
in kayak races at 2 p.m.
Emilie Miller of
Tallahassee won the chil-
dren's race and earned a
rod/reel combo from the
Cape Trading Post.
Melissa Cox of Port St.
Joe won the women's single
kayak race and a $50 gift
certificate from Debbie
Hooper for a beach portrait.
In the men's single
kayak division, John
Mazzanovich of Port St. Joe
took first place and a $50 gift
certificate to the Indian Pass
Raw Bar.
For first place in the
seniors single kayak race,
Bill Beavers of Atlanta won
two $25 gift certificates to
Sunset Coastal Grill.
Cox and David Scott of
Valdosta, Ga., took first place
in the two-man tandem
kayak race and won a $20
gift certificate from St.
Vincent Island Shuttle for
two round trip passages and
two t-shirts from the St.
Joseph Peninsula State
In addition to helping
clean the bay, the annual
event also helped raise
money for a local organiza-
The beneficiary of this
year's event will be the Gene
Raffield Football League.
Several local businesses
donated prizes for a raffle
between the cleanup and the
kayak races.
Cleanup organizers wish
to thank their sponsors.
Admirals included
Bayside Savings Bank,
Bluewater Bandit Charters,
Bluewater iNet Group, LLC,
Captain Bobby Burkett,
Cape Trading Post, Century
21 Gulf Coast Realty, The
Coast 105.5 WFCT/FM,
Coastal Realty Group, Ed's
Red Hot Sauce, Inc., Gandy
Printers, Inc., Half Hitch
Tackle, Tim Ohr, Author,
Scallop Cove BP, Seahorse
Water Safaris, Inc., Turtle
Beach Inn and Whispering
Pines of Cape San Blas.
Captain sponsors were
Carpet Country, Debbie
Hooper, Photographer,


John Mazzonovich (left)
and Dan VanVleet break
down rotten pieces of ply-
wood collected during
Saturday's cleanup.

Indian Pass Raw Bar,
Presnell's Bayside Marina,
Roberson and Friedman, PA,
C.R. Smith & Son, Inc., St.
Joe Shrimp Company, St.
Joseph Peninsula State Park
and Sunset Coastal Grill.
First mate sponsors
included Commissioner
Jerry Barnes, Beachcombers
Restaurant, Bluewater
Outriggers, Boyer Signs, St.
Vincent Island Shuttle and
Christel Woodin.


Kristi Brown and Curtis
Thompson, both law school
students at the University of
North Carolina, enjoyed a day
of kayaking while helping to
clean the bay.

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garbage in his kayak around the shores behind his home on
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The Southern

by Roy Lee Carter
Gulf County Extension
The Chinch bug belongs
to a group of insects we call
"true bugs." Along with plant
bugs and stink bugs they
have that characteristic
"buggy" odor if crushed.
Chinch bugs start the size of
pinhead when first hatched
(reddish in color with white
strip) and grow to 1/5 inch
adult (black with white or sil-
very wings). They feed on the
grass by sucking juices,
which leads to a yellow and
then brown color as grass
dies. Most rapid loss occurs
when temperatures are high
and grass is dry. Areas near
the edges of walks and drives
are often the first to be
How to detect them:
Chinch bugs can be seen
with the unaided eye. To
spot them, part the grass at
the edge of a yellowing spots
and watch a few minutes.
Repeat this several times. If
there, they will be seen scur-
rying about. Another tech-
nique is to cut the two ends
from a coffee can, push it
into the soil, and then slowly
fill it with water. If present,

chinch bugs will swim to the
surface. An easier method is
to mix two tablespoons of
any dishwashing soap to two
gallons of water (without
making suds) and pouring
this over a two-foot square
area that is yellowing. Wait a

few minutes and
bugs are present t
up. Always check
of where yellow
green. Checkin,
areas will give poo
Studies have rev

Roy Lee Carter

Loquat Trees


if chinch the frequent application of
they'll come liquid or quick release fertil-
at the edge izers encourage chinch bugs.
turns to Going to two fertilizer appli-
g in dead cations per year (March and
>r results. August) and using a 16-4-8,
Controls: 15-0-15 or 10-10-10 (mini-
'ealed that mum 30% slow release nitro-
gen) has shown to reduce the
incidence of chinch bugs.
i Many homeowners, using
low fertilizer levels, report
Going years without having
chinch bugs.
It has also been shown
that prolonged periods of
moisture stress encourage
chinch bugs. Keeping the
lawn watered (but not over-
watered) makes a difference
Sin their activity. Remember
that mowing high with a
sharp blade conserves water
and helps to prevent drought
stress as well.
Thickly thatched lawns -
ones where old dead runners
S were never removed before
Grass was allowed to grow
J. back tend to harbor chinch
bugs. Such lawns may need
detaching. There are special
machines that can be rented
to do this.
Finally, there are vari-
eties of St. Augustine grass
that are resistant to chinch

Add to

Florida Landscapes

by Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director
Loquat trees make excel-
lent additions to Florida
landscapes. The trees are
round-shaped evergreens,
that are easy to care for.
During winter, when many
trees are in a semi-dormant
state, loquats are in full
bloom. with small, fragrant
white flowers. As spring
nears, loquat trees begin to
bear edible fruit.
If your home site would
benefit from one or more
flowering fruit trees, that
retain an attractive appear-
ance year-round, plant some
loquats. My information on
loquats was provided by
Retired Extension Fruit Crop
Specialist Dr. Tim Cocker.
Loquat trees are relative-
ly small, reaching a height of
only 25 feet when full grown.
Their leaves grow up to a foot
long, and have a fuzzy tex-
ture when young becoming

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smooth and waxy as they
mature. Loquat fruit are
oval-shaped, about one or
two inches long, and dull yel-
low in color. Most loquats
bear fruit regularly, and
often quite heavily. A five-
year-old tree will produce
about 100 pounds of fruit in
a typical year.
Loquats may be grown in
three ways; from seeds, root-
ed cuttings, and as budded
trees. They are easy to grow
form seeds, but seedling
trees are satisfactory for
ornamental use, but may
bear inferior fruit. The best
fruit comes from loquats that
are vegetatively propagated
trees. Two ways this is done
in Florida are shield-budding
and grafting.
Loquats do best in sub-
tropical climates, but mature
trees can withstand temper-
atures as low as 10 degrees
Fahrenheit without freeze
damage. However, the

blooms are easily killed by
frosts. So, loquat trees grow-
ing in the colder, northern
areas of our state usually do
not produce much fruit,
unless they're protected from
the cold.
Loquats can be grown on
any type Florida soil, as long
as it's well-drained and free
of salt, Loquats need 'a ood
water supply to produce
good quality fruit. But, this
must be carefully monitored.
Never flood a loquat with
water. This may cause dam-
age to the tree roots.
Loquats need some fer-
tilizer for best fruit produc-
tion. When the soil is shal-
'low, it's a good idea to make
three or four applications of
fertilizer a year. In deeper
soil, one or two annual appli-
cations are adequate. Any
common 8-8-8 or 10-10-10
analysis with magnesium
should be adequate. For
specific amounts and appli-
cation dates, check with your
garden supply dealer, or
county extension agent.
Regular pruning of
loquat trees is not necessary,
because they have a natural-
ly well-shaped, symmetrical
crown. However, occasional
pruning may be needed to
remove dead wood. Also, if
you notice that your loquat is
producing very small fruit,
pruning a few branches may
help increase fruit size, by
reducing the total number of
fruit clusters on the tree.
To review briefly, loquat
trees make excellent addi-
tions for Florida landscapes.
And, they can be grown in
almost all areas of our state.


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They'll grow on nearly any
well-drained, salt-free soil,
they need a good, but not
excessive, water supply; and,
they respond well to regular
fertilization and occasional
pruning. Loquats are ever-
greens. So, they'll give your
landscape a leafy look in
winter. And, loquats bloom
in. midwinter, producing
unique, edible fruit in the

bugs. The newest one on the
market is a variety that
wants full sun and most
yards cannot provide this so
other varieties would per-
form better, even if they were
less tolerant of chinch bugs.
Chemical options: When
it is determined chinch bugs
are present and causing
damage, a pesticide should
be applied. Products con-
taining Malathion, Sevin or
Orthene are suggested for
homeowner use.
To apply a product prop-
erly, read the pesticide label.
If liquids are used they can
be applied with a hose-end
attachment. To make sure
that the proper amount is
used, do a test run with only
water in the jar and see how
far that amount covers at the
walking speed you will be
using. That will determine
how fast or slow you walk to
put out a certain amount of
gallons for a particular


square foot area. It's easiest
to divide the lawn into 1,000
sq. foot areas and treat one
section at a time, but unnec-
essary to treat the whole
lawn. Only treat those sec-
tions that are infested. This
reduces the damage to bene-.
ficial insects that might be
present who feed on chinch
bugs (ex: Big-eyed bug and
earwig). A follow up spray is
often warranted.
As an alternative, granu-
lar formulations may be used
and put on with a spreader.
They should be watered in
lightly with about 1/8 inch of
water right after application.
Keep monitoring to make
sure control has been
For more information on
chinch bug control please
contact your local County
Cooperative Extension Office
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Department News
On May 11, 2005 around
10:20 a.m. the Port St. Joe
Police Department arrested
Erroll Lainer Webb, age 21,
of Port St. Joe on a warrant
for failure to appear in court
for worthless checks. Webb
was transported the Gulf
County Jail.
City Ordinance Regarding
Abandoned and/or Junked
Vehicles in Port St. Joe
The Port St. Joe Police
Department is currently
posting properties for aban-
doned and/or junked vehi-
cles. Unsheltered storage for
a period of thirty (30) days or
more within the corporate
limits of the city, except in
licensed junk yards, of old
and unused stripped junk
automobiles not in good and
safe operating conditions,
and of any other vehicles,
machinery, implements or
equipment or personal prop-
erty of any kind which is no
longer safe or usable for the
purposes for which it was
manufactured. Any vehicle
which does not have a cur-
rent tag shall be considered
a junked automobile.
Officers are currently locat-
ing and documenting these
vehicles which are not in
compliance of city ordinance
number 296. If you need fur-

their information call the Port
St. Joe Police Department at
Do You Want to Ride
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
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
,the roads without proper
licensing and the laws are
clear regarding their use.
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Police Report
During the past two
weeks, the Mexico Beach
Police Department answered
140 calls for service.
During this same period,
officers investigated two traf-
fic crashes with a combined
property damage report of
$2,000. The officers issued
10 traffic citations and nine
traffic warnings.
During the same period,
officers made one arrest:
On May 9, Thomas H.
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Bart Lowry was 3 for 4 with an RBI in leading the Shark
attack at they reached the state Final Four for the first time in
five years

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Senior Travis Burge and
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ranked Sharks will tell you
that those previous meetings
are ancient history. As of
Tuesday, the Sharks have a
winning streak against the
Eagles following their 4-2
victory at Posey Field to
advance to next week's
FHSAA state baseball finals
in Sarasota.
Burge pitched a three-
hitter and overcame some
unsteady play on the mound
to lead the Sharks (25-4).
The Eagles, ranked No. 5,
ended their season at 21-7.
Bart Lowry, another of
11 seniors on Port St. Joe's
roster, was 3 for 4 with an
RBI and senior third base-
man Aaron Little turned in
three key defensive plays to
send the Sharks to their first
Final Four since 2000.
"You just can't explain"
the feeling, Lowry said.
"We've worked hard all year
to get to this point. They beat
us the last two times over at
our place, so we wanted
Burge (10-0) struck out
nine and walked four while
throwing more than 110
pitches. He was in his deep-
est trouble in the fourth and
seventh innings but was able
to hold NFC to just two runs
while he worked out the
A fourth-inning single by
Dillon Cleary cut the Eagle
deficit to 3-2, but a baserun-
ning blunder by freshman
Tyson Workman ended the
Eagles' chance to tie the
game. Randall Johnson's
throw from right field slipped
past catcher Zach Williams,
but Burge grabbed the errant
throw and tossed the ball to
Little who tagged Workman
for the second out:
Burge induced a popout
to end the inning. In the.
leadoff spot, Burge ripped
two hits including a double.
NFC put runners on first
and second with two outs
after two walks in the sev-
enth, but Carlton Salters hit
a grounder to Little who
touched third base for the

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final out.
The Sharks leapt from
the dugout and converged in
the middle of the field, hav-
ing finally defeated the
"It's unbelievable," Burge
said. "It's a privilege to be
where we are right now."
Port St. Joe coach Chuck
Gannon said the key to the
game was to jump out early,
giving Burge, who had a 0.51
ERA entering the game,
enough runs to work with.
Port St. Joe scored one
run in the first and two more
in the second to build a 3-0
edge. Up 3-2 in the fifth,
Jordan Todd belted a double
to deep center field to score
Justin McCroan with the
insurance run.
"We thought if we could
score early and take the
pressure off we felt we had a
chance," Gannon said.
"When you have Travis on
the mound you always have
a chance."
Little helped Port St. Joe
keep the lead with a stellar
play in the sixth. With two
outs and a runner on sec-
ond, Little ranged to his left
and stepped in front of short-
stop Kenny McFarland to
field the ball. He threw on
the run, gunning Workman
by a step to quell the poten-
tial momentum swing.
NFC coach Mike Posey
pointed to a lack of funda-
mentals as a factor in his
team's loss. The usually solid
fielding Eagles committed
four errors, three of which
led to unearned runs.
"You can't make mis-
takes in.these games," Posey

said. "They fielded the ball
and we didn't."
When asked if giving
Burge four runs was too
much to come back from,
Posey offered up a quick
"It doesn't matter who's
on the mound," Posey said.
"We can hit anybody."
Just not Burge, appar-
Doubles by McKinnon
Langston and Burge's future
roommate at Florida State,
Sean Stuyverson, were the
only extra-base hits the
Eagles could muster. In con-
trast, Port St. Joe had 10
hits, chasing Eagle starter
Matt Miller in the sixth
Miller took the loss, giv-
ing up four runs, one earned,
with four strikeouts and one
walk. Mark Vause and David
Sewell finished up for NFC,

Amateur Athletic Union Summer Track and Field

To all student athletes
and students ages 9
through 18 who are inter-
ested in participating in
AAU summer league track
and field, please come
dressed and ready to prac-
tice on Monday, May 30.
Practice will be held at the
Port St. Joe track and field
complex from 7-8:30 p.m.
Monday through Thursday.
There will be a $10 non-
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holding the Sharks scoreless
despite giving up four hits
and a walk.
Burge and Lowry had the
only multi-hit games for Port
St. Joe. McFarland scored a
run and added an RBI in the
first inning for the Sharks.
The Sharks' celebration
will last just a few days
before the team begins
preparation for the Class 2A
semifinal game on
Wednesday against top-
ranked Miami Florida
Christian, a 5-0 winner over
third-ranked Fort
Lauderdale Westminster
Academy on Tuesday.
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Burge (W, 10-0) and
Williams; Miller (L), Vause
(6), Sewell (7) and Read. 2B:
PSJ 2 (Burge, Todd), NFC 2
(Langston, Stuyverson). E:
PSJ 2 (Little, Johnson), NFC
4 (Stuyverson, Miller, Read,
Workman). LOB: PSJ 10,
NFC 4.
(Regional Semifinal Story on Page 12A)
Football Jamboree
The Port St. Joe Sharks
will host a spring football
jamboree at 7 p.m. EDT on
:Thursdayv,May 19.
'1-'The 'Sharks :will host
Liberty County and West
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(22-5) to the state semifinals,
where the Lady Gators will
meet Hollywood Christian
(25-4) at 3:30 p.m. CT on
Thursday at Ed Radice
Sports Complex.
The other Class 2A semi-
final pits Jacksonville Trinity
Christian (19-6) against
Kiwanis Club Golf
Tournament Winners
The Port St. Joe Kiwanis
Club hosted its annual
Select Shot Golf Tournament
May 7 at the St. Joseph Bay
Country Club.
The first place team of
Andrew Rowell, Jay Rish, Joe
Renfro and Tim Kerigan was
awarded $300.
The second place team of
Eric Schoelles, Eldon
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The third place team of
Zach Ferrell, Jeremy Novak,
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Summer Youth
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The summer, boys ages
7-18, will have a rare oppor-
tunity to join Keenan
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of the Jacksonville Jaguars
to learn football from some of
the very best players and
coaches in the NFL. Keenan
and Jimmy will be joined by
10 to 15 of the Jacksonville
Jaguars for this outstanding
program. The summer camp
will be held at Jacksonville
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Lakeland McKeel (28-1).
The Lady Gators lost in
the championship two years
ago; in the state semifinals
last year.
"I'm surprised, but the
thing I'm surprised by was
how easy it was" reaching
the state Final Four, said
Wewahitchka coach Charles
Fortner. "The region was
easy and usually you have to
scrape and battle to win the
The Gators, however,
allowed just three runs in
three games and secured the
region in a way they have not
had to before completely on
the road.
Having lost the District
3-2A tournament final to
Sneads, the Lady Gators
were forced to travel if they
were going to reach their tar-
geted destination Tampa.
"We had a challenge in
front of us," Fortner said.
"We just had to get them (the
team) up for the challenge."
The coaches succeeded
as Wewahitchka downed
Liberty County- 6-1, dis-
patched Holmes County 7-2
and finished the work last
Friday against Jay.
The key to the regional
final win was a six-run fifth
inning, which was highlight-
ed by a two-run single by
Summer Grice followed two
batters later by a grand-slam
off the bat of senior catcher
Kayla Rich.
Grice ended up with two
hits, Rich also had two hits
as did Jade Gaskin. Megan
Peak and Brandy Little also
provided fuel to the offense
with singles.
Brandi Sasser (9-3) con-
tinued the strong work from
the mound where she has
found herself since midsea-
son when No. 1 starter
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her pitching hand.
It was typical Sasser
against Jay, striking out
four, walking none and
allowing just three hits.
"Brandi is a good pitcher
because she is so consis-
tent," Fortner said. "She
doesn't walk anyone, doesn't
hit anyone. She doesn't
strike out a lot of batters, but
she doesn't give them any-
thing, either."
Sasser is due to sign
with a junior college out of
Alabama on Wednesday.
And the next day these
Lady Gators, with a core of
six seniors who have been a
part of success since they
were playing youth softball,
will take another shot at

Senior pitcher Brandi Sasser allowed just three runs in three regional playoff games, includ-
ing a shut out of Jay in the Region 1-2A final last Friday.

securing the school a state
"You have to give them

all the credit," Fortner said.
'They did it. I just filled out
the lineup card and stood in

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Sharks Reach Regional Final

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Friday night's Region
1-2A semifinal was put in
the hands of Port St. Joe's
Bart Lowry from the first

He never let it go.
Lowry faced just two
batters over the minimum
while pitching a three-hit-
ter and delivered the key
offensive blow in the first
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shut out visiting Baker 6-0
to set up a Tuesday show-
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Florida Christian which
has ousted Port St. Joe
from the playoffs each of
the past two years for a
trip to the state final four.
"Bart just pitched a
great game," said Port St.
Joe coach Chuck Gannon.
"The main thing was we got
Bart to throw strikes, to
stay ahead of hitters.
"It helped when you
can come in and score five
runs in the first inning."
That was due in no
small part to Baker which
finished its season 16-3 -
though Lowry provided the
big blast.
The inning set the tone
for a game in which three
Baker pitchers would hit
five batters, walk six and
uncork three wild pitches.
Gator lefty Matt
Cauthon struggled with his
control from the outset. He
hit Port St. Joe lead off hit-
ter Travis Burge in the bot-
tom of the first before
Kenny McFarland laid
down a bunt and beat the
throw to first.
Cauthon hit Randall
Johnson to load the bases
bringing Lowry to the plate.
On a 2-2 count Lowry gave
himself all the cushion he'd
"He threw me that
curveball and I just sat
back and put my hands
level through the strike
zone," Lowry said. "I knew
the bases were loaded and I
needed to get a hit."
Lowry drilled a double
to the left-center field wall,
clearing the bases for a 3-0
Shark lead.

The celebration is on as Rc
Port St. Joe. Johnson reached b
Justin McCroan fol-
lowed with a strike out but
Baker catcher Chris
Fulford dropped the third
strike and McCroan was
safe at first after the throw
got past Chase Combest.
Jordan Todd crushed a
towering drive to the fence
in left which wound up a
long RBI single when Lowry
scored, McCroan moving to
Zach Williams' sacrifice
advanced McCroan to third
from where he scored two
batters later on a fielder's
choice ground out, putting
Port St. Joe up 5-0 after
"We just weren't in the
game mentally," said Baker
coach Steve Combest, who
having announced his
retirement had coached his
final game. "The first
inning killed us. We just
couldn't recover."
That was largely
Lowry's doing. The senior
right-hander, 8-1, was in
command from the outset,
allowing just three hits and
walking none while fanning
eight, registering at least
one strikeout in each
,He faced the m.inimunr
nupiber of batters in five of
seven innings and Baker
never advanced a runner
into scoring position. Baker
hit only five balls out of the
infield against Lowry.
"My slider was working,
but I knew we really had it
going good when we got
ahead," Lowry said. "From
there I just had to relax
and pitch my game."
The Sharks added their
final run in the third, again
aided by the inability of
Baker's pitchers to find the
Jordan doubled and
Williams laid down a per-
fect bunt which surprised
the Gators and wound up
an infield single.
Cauthon hit Josh
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and was relieved by Drew
Griffith induced a first-
to-home double play from
Aaron Little but hit Burge
to reload the bases before
walking Kenny McFarland,
forcing in a run and mak-
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Pilot Watches Her Photography Career Soar
By Despina Williams Hooper plunges her trusty senior year at Princeton High
Star Staff Writer Canon 1Ds digital camera School came after her father,
As her husband cruises through a hole in her pas- Edward Platz, a pilot who -.
overhead in their Cessna singer side window and fires would later transport his. .
Cardinal, Debbie Hooper away, capturing in 11 glori- daughter back and forth to
lurches forward in the pas- ous mega pixels what land- college in his Mooney plane, ..
singer seat, awaiting the sig- loving shutterbugs cannot: urged her to give flying a try.
nal. the Forgotten Coast from "You know that 70s
When the air speed indi- 1,000 feet. expression, Try it you'll like
cator reads 100 knots, Like her husband, Jon, it,"' asked Hooper. "He said if i
Debbie is a pilot who has you want to take flying
combined her loves of pho- lessons, if you like it, I'll pay
tography and aviation to for it."
become one of the region's While a senior, Hooper
noteworthy photographers. also began dating Jon, her
On Thursday, May 19, husband for nearly 32 years.
from 5 to 7 p.m. at the After moving to Port St.
Mexico Beach Tourism Joe in August of 2000 with
Welcome Center, Hooper's their children David and
aerials of Port St. Joe and Kelly, the couple jointly
Mexico Beach will be on dis- launched JoeBay Aerials, Debbie Hooper positions her Canon digital camera through an opening in her Cessna
play, along with colorful offering professional aerial Cardinal's passenger side window. With her husband Jon, Hooper has launched JoeBay Aerials,
nature photographs, in an photography for a variety of which specializes in aerial photographs of local geography.
exhibit sponsored by the applications, including plat ment opened the flood gates Hooper has also had her commanded her attention.
Mexico Beach CDC for Local overlays, real estate develop- of Hooper's creativity. In a photographs featured in "I always say, do I have
jS Arts. Dment and environmental of Hooper's creativity. In a photographs
Arts. meant and environssessmme ntalshort time, Hooper's pho- advertising and on websites, time to take a picture?"
Hooper first picked up a assessment r tographs graced the covers of and has recently added laughed Hooper, who is
camera while a New Jersey The Hoopers are mem- Forgotten Coast magazine beach portraits to her pho- always on the lookout for
school Billy dc ei A o blers of Professional Coruction
sfth grade class trip to Aerial Phot graphers and the Birding and tography repertoire. interesting subjects and
fourth grade class trip to a Associaogrtion (PAPA) and their Wildflower Festival program, Hooper said she carries novel challenges.
n aardinnin phtan fort on a Brownie box cam hih-in na and her shots of the Port St. her camera with her all the "I never really know what
Driftwoontd Inn" was taken at ii been custom-modified for Joe Marina were featured in time, often arriving late for I'm going to do next," said
Mexico Beach. enter fligHooper's decision to aerial photography. Soundings, a national boat- appointments after stopping Hooper. "People call me up
Debbie Hoopeenter flight school makes ing magazine. to shoot a subject that has and I do the best I can."
frequent use of the detach-
able window on the Cessna's _
passenger side, through
which she captures oblique
aerial photographs with the
camera firmly strapped
around her neck.
"I'm not really hanging
out the window, but some-
times it feels like I'm hanging
out," laughed Hooper.
To capture verticals, flat-
ter aerial images favored by
subdivision planners, she
secures her camera in a por-
tal beneath the passenger
Debbie Hooper's aerial view of Indian Pass is featured on seat. A lipstick camera
one of her postcards. beneath the plane is con-
nected to a monitor that pro-
vides Hooper a view of what
she is shooting.
Hooper has featured
aerials of Dog Island,, St.
George Island, Cape San
Blas and St. Marks on the
note cards and postcards she
sells in local shops.
S9 Hooper was first encour-
aged to market her work by
Port St. Joe residents who
admired her distinctive pho-
"Some of the locals said COS. T-L
I made the area look better
than' they "thfiight. it did,"
Debbie Hooper snapped this Gulf Fritillary butterfly on Cape laughed Hooper.
San BIas. The words of encourage-

2005 Port St. Joe ,.

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Action Fire & Safety Gulf County Land Apex Development, LLC Market & Steam Bar
Barefoot Properties, LLC & Abstract Company Bailey, Bishop and Lane Holland-Roche Design
Beach Realty James D. Campbell, Bayside Lumber & Building Materials J. Patrick Floyd, Attorney at Law
of Cape San Bias DDS, MS Orthodontics Beach to Bay Interiors Kesley Colbert
Bill & Glenna Holten Keith L. Jones, CPA Becky Norris, Clerk of Court
Billy Carr Auto Sales Lester Appraisal Services Big Fish Construction Lee's One Stop Auto Care, Inc.
Bluewater Outriggers Paul Gant's BBQ Bluewater iNet Pristine Pools & Spa Supply
Bob Kerrigan Port Realty CR Smith & Son Pristine Properties, LLC
C.W. Roberts Preble-Rish Cape Concrete, LLC Roberson & Friedman P.A.
Contracting, Inc. Raffield Fisheries, Inc. Century 21, Gulf Coast Realty Sabrina Burke, Windmark Beach

Coast 2 Coast Printing Ramsey's Printing Charles Costin, Attorney at Law Sipprell Construction, Inc.
& Promotions & Office Products Coastal Design & Landscape, Inc. St. Joe Realty, Inc.
Coastal Community Bank Rish, Gibson & Scholz, PA Costin Insurance Agency St. Joe Rent-All, Nursery & Supply
Driesbach's Cleaners The Appliance Solution Dr. Robert King, DDS St. Joe Timberland Company
El Governor Motel The Star Newspaper Gulf Coast Illuminationan
and Campground Tim Wilder, Gulf County Architectural & Landscape Steamers Raw Bar & Restaurant
Emerald Coast School Superintendent Lighting Design Firm Triple B Sport Supply
Federal Credit Union Forgotten Coast Company Gulf Coast Property Services, Inc. Vision Bank
Fred & Carolyn Witten LEGACY Hambrick Construction Williams Plumbing Service
Hannon Insurance Agency The Bank Half Shells Seafood Wood's Fisheries, Inc.

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Established~ 1937 @ Servina Gulf county andt surroundings areas for 67 years

Celebrating a Neighborhood Refuge

By Blair Shiver.
Star Staff Writer
Jan Annino Godown cel-
ebrated Mother's Day a few
days late with a trip to St.
Vincent Island last Friday.
She and her husband,
Paolo Annino, of Tallahassee,
waited anxiously on the
beach at Indian Pass
Campground with 23 other
nature lovers to board a
barge at 8 a.m.
In honor of International
Migratory Bird Week, the St.
Vincent National Wildlife

Refuge conducted one of
their free, biannual open
house tours last week.
St. Vincent provides a
sanctuary for a number of
threatened and endangered
species during the migratory
Besides the absence of
artillery, the only indicator
that visitors, who had come
from as far as Tallahassee
and St. George Island, were
not on a wildlife safari hunt
with Ernest Hemingway was
the large white suburban

visitors enjoyea the rare opportunity to see a male al
tor boom, a mating call during the peak breeding season.

Visitors during last week's tour enjoyed a lunch break at
the island's hunting lodge. The facility often houses researchers
conducting field studies of the natural habitats on the island.

pulling the flatbed trailer,
outfitted with seven rows of
stadium seats around the
Volunteer Robin Vroegop
had taken the tour of St.
Vincent several times in the
past and used her previously
gained knowledge, with the
assistance of refuge manager
Terry Peacock offering addi-
tional tidbits of information
from behind the wheel of the
truck, to narrate the cross-
island adventure.
The first stop on the tour
was on the north end of the
island at Pickalene, so
named according to Peacock
because "oyster pickings
were lean" for early inhab-
itors of the island.
An employee of the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service and
herpetologist, Peacock
recounted to visitors the dis-
covery of two skeletons just
over a year ago just off the
beach at Pickalene.
Besides providing a pris-
tine natural setting unlike
most in northwest Florida,
St. Vincent Island is also a
valuable site for archeologi-
cal study.
Pottery shards found
around Pickalene indicate
Indians inhabited the island
around 240 A.D.
Vroegop said in the early
1600s, Franciscan monks
gave the island its name
while visiting Apalachee
tribes living there at the
As the tour continued
along one of the 80 miles of
sand roads between stands
of pine trees and dunes
ridges, formed as a result of
fluctuating sea levels over
the past 5,000 years, visitors

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kept their eyes peeled for
unusual and exotic wildlife
like Sambar deer, hogs and
various species of birds.
Prior to becoming a
National Wildlife Refuge, St.
Vincent was used as a pri-
vate hunting and fishing pre-
When George Hatch pur-
chased the island in 1868 for
a mere $3,000, he earned
himself the right to reside
indefinitely on St. Vincent.
Today, his is the only
marked grave on the island.
Some 40 years later, Dr.
Pierce, a prominent physi-
cian from Apalachicola, pur-
chased the island and invest-
ed some $60,000 to import
wild game for recreational
hunting on his island.
Among the most unique
of the species was the
Sambar deer, an elk-like ani-
mal significantly larger than
the white tail deer that also
live on the island.
After a lunch break at
the hunting lodge, construct-
ed by the Loomis brothers
following their purchase of
the island in 1948, Friday's
tour group spotted a couple
of Sambar deer hiding in the
brush of scrub oak and slash
Reiterating how she had
taken this tour several times
before without ever seeing a
Sambar deer, Vroegop told
the group the bad luck usu-
ally associated with Friday
the 13th had bypassed this
particular group.
Winding between two of
the four freshwater lakes on
the island, the group got
another rare treat for the
A freshwater, red-bellied
.sliding turtle,was attempting
to lay her eggs in the path of
the tour wagon.
While several photos
were snapped of the terrified
mother, Peacock gently
moved her out of harm's
The final highlight of the
tour was the call of a wild
alligator, beckoning to a
nearby female in the peak of
alligator mating season.
Indian Pass resident
Daphne .Lloyd and her hus-
band, Jim, demonstrated
their alligator call, taught to
them by a friend while the
couple lived on the

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"I think he really likes
you, Daphne," Vroegop
The final leg of the tour
took the group around
Oyster Pond Outlet, a
research area for local oyster
populations, to the Gulf
beach side of the 12,300-
acre island.
A peaceful stroll along
the beach allowed the group
to collect a variety of shells,
the only permissible sou-
venirs to be removed from
the island.
Of her Mother's Day gift,
Godown said she thoroughly
enjoyed the adventure.
"It was a wonderful
opportunity to see how our
tax dollars are at work," she
Clearly an environmen-
talist, Godown said she was
proud of Vroegop for giving
her time so selflessly for

such a good cause.
"She's out here doing
what we all should be doing,"
Godown said.
Three additional open
house tours will be offered
later this year in conjunction
with National Wildlife Refuge
Week in October.

Refuge manager and her-
petologist Terry Peacock cra-
dles a tiny snake while pro-
viding an explanation and
closer look for visitors during
their tour of St. Vincent Island.

Taking a break from the tour wagon, several visitors chose
to hike the quarter-mile stretch of trail adjacent to the hunting
lodge after lunch.

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Hatch of Springfield, Mass., the island's first private owner.
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,Gulf.ls IVO Co / Deriny un ty Relay for Lie--

Gulf County Relay for Life

By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
For two weekends in a
row, Gulf County residents
celebrated survivors, memo-

realized lost loved ones and
raised money for cancer
For the first time in
Relay for Life's eight year his-

Morgan Gant (left) joined her good friend and cancer sur-
vivor Sarah Shores for an evening of celebration at Beacon Hill

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Members of the "Footloose 4 A Cure" team, most of them
employees at Wewahitchka Elementary, sold balloons for $1
each. Balloons could be purchased to pay tribute to loved ones
and were released throughout the evening.

In celebration of Nurses Week
f May 6 -12
NHC Homecare of Port St. Joe, FL would like to give a heartfelt
appreciation to:

Charlotte Turk, RN,
Cindy Summers, RN, T'
Gail Blackmon, RN, DON .
May Fuze, RN, Administrator,
Sandy Daves, LPN

tory in Gulf
County, two
separate events
were held for
Port St. Joe/
The Beaches
and Wewa-
On Friday,
May 6, Beacon
Hill Park host-
ed the Port St.
Joe and The .
Beaches Relay
for Life.
The follow-
ing weekend,
Relay for Life
was held at
Gator- Field at
the high
On Wed-
nesday, May Jennifer and Josh Taunton walked the
25, a wrap up survivors' lap with their six-year old daugh-
party for Port ter and cancer survivor, Mekena.
St. Joe/The
Beaches Relay for Life will be
held at the John C. Gainous
VFW Post 10069 in Highland
A wrap up party for
Wewahitchka will be held
sometime in June, according
to Jeniffer Walker, American
Cancer Society community
Awards from each event
ahd finalfunds raised.will be
presented at each wrap up
(See related story on
nekt page)

Ever so carefully, Megan Walker helped to light candles that
lined the track during Port St. Joe's moving luminaria service.

Ray Ellen Floyd, a four-year survivor of breast cancer, read
a letter of thanks during the opening survivors' lap in

Pat Loose, RN,
Holly Atkins, RN,
Joan Jenkins, LPN,
Susan Morgan, RN,

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For $1 each, people were
able to purchase luminaria
bags to commemorate their
loved ones.

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10069 and its Cancer Society's Relay for
iliary were hon- Life. In the past year, our
e participated on post lost three important
members and wonderful
friends to cancer. It was an
honor for all of us to dedicate
our Relay for Life in memory
of Maxine Robinson, Marvin
"Corky" Barker and Carlos
Wight. Maxine was a charter
member and past president
'of the Ladies Auxiliary.
S Corky held many positions in
^! our Post and was a WWII
I Veteran, serving in the Battle
of the Bulge. Carlos was a
past Post. Commander. We
-' ,. will neverforget them.
The Post, Auxiliary and
particularly the VFW "Berry
Bunch" extend a berry, berry
big thank you to all members
and friends in this communi-
S ty for their support in our
S fundraising efforts for the
Relay for Life. We exceeded
Sour goal by hundreds of dol-
e Robinson lars and it could not have
happened without the help of
SIn Session others. Thank you berry
ith Caution! much to Hyer of the Purple
Bar in Mexico Beach for his

generous donation; to George
Duren and Piggly Wiggly
employees for help with our
steak dinner; to H.B.
Henderson for help with our
delicious strawberries for
delicious shortcake and
other produce; and to the
NJROTC for their donation
and most importantly for
their youth in sustaining us
throughout the night of the
Relay. We are proud to say
that the VFW walking team
had at least two members on

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Stanton Bas-iew
26 Hammock Cove Road, Eastpoint
Directions: from the Apalachicola/East-
point bridge drive approx. five miles.
Turn left into Hammock Shores
Subdivision. Home is third on right.
Beautiful home with breathtaking views of
Apalachicola Bay from widow's walk. This
two bedroom, two bath home has an open
floor plan featuring tile floors, screened-in
heated fiberglass pool. MLS#103376.
Call Charlie Black at 850 527-0368.

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Directions: from the Anchor office
Apalachicola travel south on Hwy.
turn right on Fifth Street. Home is on
corner of Fifth Street and Avenue D.
Rare historic architecture in home built
1846. Beautiful wood floors, 10 foot c
ings, seven fireplaces. MLS#101501.
Call Gordon Adkins at 850 899-145

Gilchrist Gulf%'iev

118 Magellan Street, St. Joe- Beach
Directions: from St. Joe Beach office
travel northwest on Highway 98. Turn
right on Magellan Street.
Charming heart pine cottage with office,
screen porch, deck, backyard with land-
scaping and firepit. Fabulous Gulf views,
can't get much closer without being on the
beachfront! MLS#104611.
Call Scott Williams at 850 527-2010.

the walking track the entire
night proudly carrying the*
American Flag.
Thanks to Jeniffer
Walker of the American
Cancer Society for coordinat-
ing the Relay for Life in our
community. As plans are
underway for next year, it is
our hope that friends in Port
St. Joe and the Beaches will
show more support for this
important event. It is a fun
time for such a worthwhile
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U.S. Highway 98, Easrpoint
birections: entrance to Gramercy is just \
east of Hwy. 65 on Hwy. 98. (Meet sales
agent at guard gate office for an escort to
Superb bayfront four bedroom, three bath
2,513 sq. ft. home on Lot 5 in Gramercy
Plantation nearing completion by Coastal
Traditions, LLC. MLS#103223.
Call Pam Collins at 850 899-1054 or
Hall Bell at 850 899-9694.
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't', High Tide Gulf front .
52 Clipper VW.i. Cape San Bias
DIle:uinn<: Irom Port St. Joe Irasel east'
in on Hwy. 98 to C-30A, veer right on C-
98, 30A. Travel 6.8 miles to C-30E. Turn
the right on C-30E, travel to 6 miles to
Catamaran Drive, turn left. Go to the
in end of Catamaran. High Tide is the first
eil- home on the left on Clipper Way.
Lovely home with private walkover to
6. beach. Two decks. MLS#103990.
'Call Christy Thompson 850 596-9155.

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S 8608 Highway 98, Beacon Hill
Directions: from the St. Joe Beach office
travel northwest on Hwy. 98 for approx-
imately 3 miles. Home is on Hwy. 98.
Beautiful open floor plan home on the hill
with great views. New kitchen cabinets.
Double sink and ceramic tile in guest bath.
Patio door in master opens to front deck.
Attic storage. MLS#104901.
Call Mary Flack at 850-832-5264.

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Harvey Brewton, center, receives an "Angel of the Red
Cross" award from Joyce Watters, Development Director of the
Central Panhandle Chapter. To the right is Edward Prescott,
District Secretary of the Department of Transportation.

Angels Among Us

Panama City Resident
Maintenance Engineer,
Harvey Brewton, of the
Department of
Transportation's District
Three was recognized today.
for his outstanding contribu-
tions to the American Red
Cross for the 2004 FSECC
Campaign. Mr. Brewton
received the "Angel of the
Red Cross" award for the
second year in a row. These
contributions are significant
as they provide funds to pay
for services such as shelter,
food and clothing to victims
of house fires or major disas-
ters such as hurricanes or
tornadoes. All assistance
from the Red Cross is free
and all assistance is provid-
ed for, with individual contri-
butions such as those from



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Apalachicola 800 624-3964
Apalachicola 800 784-1342
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 800 525-4793
St. Joe Beach 800 411-3717
Panama City 850 265-2970

Villa D-6 Gulf View
S20 \ (Gorrie Drise. St. George Island
SDirections: from park at center of island
'travel west on Gulf Beach Drive two
blocks. Turn left on Second Street, then
right on Gorrie Drive. Complex is on
left, beachside.
Villas of St. George Island condo overlook-
ing the Gulf of Mexico. MLS#104563.
Call Shelley Shepard at 850 653-6621.

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ISea U rchin Barrier Dunes
108 I'arkside Circle, Cape San Bias
iDireLions: travel north on CR-30E for
approx. 4 miles until you reach Barrier
Dunes entrance. Look for yellow signs.
Cozy cottage located within the gated
waterfront community of Barrier Dunes.
Call Wanda Mahaffey at 850 899-3801.

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242 William Way, Mexico Beach
'Directions: from Mexico Beach office
travel west on Hwy. 98. Turn right on
21st St., right on Paradise Path, left on
Nanook Road, right on Lalla Lane, right
on William Way. House is on corner.
Incredible home with garage finished, insu-
lated, with heat pump. Andersen windows
throughout. MLS#104368.
Call Carolyn Holman at 850 867-0371.

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FSECC donations. Angels of
the Red Cross donate more
than $500 per year to the
campaign. This contribution
alone could provide tempo-
rary shelter for a family of
four if they lost their home in
a disaster. In the month of
April, the Central Panhandle
Chapter of the American.Red
Cross responded to 13 house
fires. The Central Panhandle
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Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson,
Gulf and Washington coun-
For more information
.contact: Joyce Watters,
Development Director of the
Central Panhandle Chapter
of the American Red Cross,
430 E. 15th Street
Panama City, FL 32405,
850/763-6587 Ph,one
850/785-3995 FAX,

Bay St. Joseph Care &

Rehabilitation Center News
Beth Burch,
Coordinator and Beth
Carson, Social Services
attended in the Health Fair
on Thursday, May 12 at Lake
Alice Park in Wewahitchka.
With the recent events con-
cerning Living Wills, we
thought it would be a public
service to have these forms
available. No one likes to
think of making these kinds
of decisions at the end of life,
which is why it so important
to make those life decisions
Bay St. Joseph would
like to congratulate the Class
of 2005. "Grad Bags" will be
delivered to all Gulf County
There will be a Job Fair
at the facility on May 20 and
21. The times are Friday
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and
Saturday. There are exciting,
positive changes occurring at
Bay St. Joe. We will be look-
ing for only the best people to
care for the greatest genera-
We know our nurses are
the best and they were hon-
ored during Nurse's Week
with lunches, breakfast,
goodie bags, candy and fruit

Hula Classes
Hula classes began on
May 12. Slots are filling up
fast for the adult classes, but
there are still slots available
for ages 5 to 11 classes.
Hula instructor Lisa
Faipea said that it is much
more difficult to reach this
age, and it is up to the par-
ents to encourage the
younger children.
"This is a wonderful
opportunity that most people
never get a chance to experi-
ence," said Faipea.
At the first day of class-
es, students will receive a lei,
Hawaiian name tag and
Hawaiian ohana drink.
Instructor Malia Faipea
will perform a few dances to
show everyone what they will
learn. Then classes will
For more information on
the hula classes or to request
private lessons, contact Lisa
Faipea at 227-7014.


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Nathan Lee Watson

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Sherri Watson,
proud parent, is prou
announce her son, Na
Lee Watson, has turned
big one on April 30.
Nathan had a big
party at the Donnie E
Memorial Park. His p
grandparents, Terry
Debra Watson and Di
and Raymond Watson,
his family and friends ji
for the big celebration.

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Kylie Sophia McAteer

Kylie Turns 1
Kylie Sophia McAteer
celebrated her first birthday
May 12. She is the daughter
of Mac and Sandy McAteer of
Valparaiso, Indiana and
Grand-Daughter of Grandpa
Ed and Nana Deb McAteer of
Port St. Joe.

Hospice of the Emerald Coast's
The Gulf County Senior Wills and Health Care
Citizens Center will host Surrogates on May 19,
Hospice of the Emerald from 10:00 11:00 a.m. at
Coast's seminar on Living the Gulf Cgunty Senior

Sea Oats and Dunes Garden Club

The hall at the First
United Methodist Church in
Port St. Joe was full of rekin-
dling of friendships at the
District II FFCA meeting.
That fellowship room devel-
oped into dramatic changes
with aqua netting (resem-
bling waves) on tables and
highlighted decorating shells
with centerpiece of teacups
touched with dried accents
and also shells. The creativi-
ty of our club is not just gar-
dening skills and decorating.
The menu for the luncheon
was acclaimed by the District
II attendees, which had been

roand Wild Horse Adoption
anne A wild horse adoption
and will be held on Saturday,
joined May 21 through Sunday,
May 22 at the Jackson
County Ag Center in
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.
1 Application is required.
This will be a competitive bid
adoption. Approximately100
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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prepared, cooked and served
by local members of the Sea
Oats and Dunes.
The collection of contri-
butions from our local mer-
chants for a goody bag for
each attendee was greatly
We thank, recognize and
acknowledge the generosity
of each of the following:
Portside Trading, Fish
House, St. Joe Nursery, Palm
Tree Book Store, Crystal
Sands Realty, Sassy Nails, N-
Style, Needles and Threads,
Bluewater Outriggers, The
Bank, Anchor Realty, GTC,
Coldwell Banker, Hambrick
Realty, Harmon Realty,
Parker Realty, Vision Bank,
Bayside Bank, Beach Realty,
The Star and Albert's.
The season has arrived
for us to tend to our gardens
and suspend our meetings
until September. We will
begin gathering again at our.
annual ice cream social on
September 4. If you are inter-
ested in joining our organiza-
tion, please call Sally at 647-
8913. Our first meeting of
the 2005-2006 Sea Oats and
Dunes Garden Club will be
on September 13 at 10 a.m.
at the Beaches Fire House on
Alabama Street in St. Joe
Beach. Have a safe and
happy summer.




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Citizens Center. This semi-
nar is free to the public.
Advanced Directive
forms will be available for
participants at the comple-
tion of the seminar. Also,
Gulf County EMS director,
Shane McGuffin, will be pre-
sent at this seminar sharing
the File of Life.
For additional informa-
tion please contact Cinda
Trexler, 229-8188.

A&A Homecare,

Inc. Says Thanks
A&A Homecare, Inc.
sponsored a team for the
American Cancer Society's
Relay for Life. We raised
more than $1,200. We would
like to thank the following
businesses and individuals
for helping our team be so
successful with a special
thanks to Carmen
McLemore, Gulf County
Commissioners, Emerald
Coast Plumbing, Whitfield
Timber, Harold's Auto Parts,
Domino's Paint & Body,
Lester Appraisals, Forgotten
Coast Coldwell Banker,
Super Wal-Mart of Callaway,
Michael Stingfellow, Tony
and Susan Price, Charles
and Minnie Price, Dr.
Melanie Walters, Dr. Bill Ott,
Lucille Minger and Kathy

Braswell /Kennington Wed

Wallace (Scooter)
Braswell, Jr. and Kellie
Kennington were joined in
marriage on May 11, 2005 at
the Lafayette Park in
Apalachicola. Shelly Cannon
was the Matron of Honor and

Little Ricky Abercrombie was
the Best Man. Alison and BJ
Gay, children of the Bride,
were the flower girl and ring
bearer. The family will reside
in Port St. Joe.

Boyd Staff Office Hours in Port St. Joe

A member of
Congressman Allen Boyd's
(D-North Florida) staff will be
visiting Port St. Joe on the
third Thursday of every
month so the people of Gulf
County have the opportunity
to personally discuss issues

concerning them.
Office hours will be held
on Thursday, May 19, from
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. EDT at
the Gulf County Courthouse
Administrative Annex in POrt
St. Joe.

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Education Programs for Local Students

David Austin Hooper
Graduates from FSU
David Austin Hooper
just graduated from Florida
State University April 30
majoring in sports medicine.
His parents are Debbie and
Jon Hooper. They decided to
move to Florida in 2000 to
afford sending both kids to
Florida schools. Kelly, their
daughter, graduated from
University of Miami in 2002.
Yes they are rivals but they
still love each other. David
and Kelly grew up in Chapel
Hill, North Carolina.

Students in the fourth
grade at Lynn Haven
Elementary School recently
participated in the "A
Cooperative Environment"
program, sponsored by Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative.
"A Cooperative
Environment" teaches stu-
dents about reptiles and
amphibians native to the
Cooperative's service area
through a slide show, as well
as a hands-on introduction
to a variety of harmless frogs,
toads, lizards, salamanders
and non-venomous snakes
caught in Cooperative rights-
of-way or service territories.
Student safety is emphasized
during the program, with
trained Cooperative employ-
ees serving as program facili-
tators. In addition, students
are taught to respect the var-
ious species of reptiles and
amphibians in the local area
and uphold their responsibil-
ity as environmental stew-
"The program that we
bring into classrooms teach-
es students not to kill reptiles

and amphibians, but to allow
them to fill the niche that
they were meant to fill," Gulf
Coast Electric Manager of
Marketing and Member
Services Michael White said.
"Most importantly, A
Cooperative Environment
brings a worthwhile program
to the students that teaches
them an important lesson
while having a little fun."
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. Gulf Coast
Electric Cooperative serves
approximately 19,200 con-
sumers in Bay, Calhoun,
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frog as part of the A
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gram sponsored by Gulf Coast
Electric Cooperative.
Washington counties and in
the municipalities of
Wewahitchka, Ebro, White
City, Fountain and

PSJ High School Class of 1995 Reunion

Attention Port St. Joe
High class of 19951 We are
planning our 10 year reunion
for this summer. If you would
like to participate in the plan-
ning or know the where-
abouts of any classmates,


Free Cyber

Safety Seminar
The Lifelong Learning
Office of Gulf Coast
Community College will host
a C-Safe Cyber Security
Awareness Seminar on May
19 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
in the, Student Union East
building on campus, room
C-Safe (Cyber Security
Awareness for Everyone) will
focus on security computer
use in business and for pri-
vate citizens. The seminar
will address the following:
Cyber crime viruses,
cyber attacks, illegal content;
Networks wired/wire-
less networks, firewall secu-

E-mail spam, frauds,
scams, hoaxes;
Personal security ID
theft, cyber stalking, online
chat, strong passwords;
Rules downloading
patches/upgrades, mainte-
nance, best practices.
To register for this free
seminar, go to www.secure-
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Luppino at 872-3818 for
more information.


Officers Graduate
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College on May 19, 2005.
Academic Awards were
received by David James Doll
and Stephen F. Lantz, who
also earned a Perfect
Attendance Award. The
recipients of Top Gun
Awards were Kirk R. Goosey
and Dan Mowery. In addi-
tion, Dawn May Palmore and
James C. Walters each
received a Perfect
Attendance Award.
The following students
also graduated: Brett Allen
Conley, Joseph H. Corley,
Candies L. Harris, Melissa
Sue Jacobs, Corey T. Reed,
Jamie Rhymes, Mary Beth
Thomas, Chimere White and
Patricia Whitehurst.

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).

please contact Kristi Capps
Dorman at 229-1416 or 229-
8285 or Missy. Nobles
Ramsey, at 229-6864 or
mramsey@gtcom.net. Please
be on the look at for more
information in the mail and
in The Star.
Catfish Dinner Sale
The African American
Collegiate Scholarship Fund
of Wewahitchka will be sell-,
ing catfish dinners during the
annual Tupelo Honey festival
on Saturday, May 21, begin-
ning at 10 a.m. (CDT). We are
asking for the support of our
community in this fundrais-
ing effort.

Just under five years
after the legislation creating
the Florida State University
College of Medicine was
signed into law, the medical
school will hold a commence-
ment ceremony for its first
class on Saturday, May 21 at
10 a.m. in the College of
Medicine Courtyard at
Stadium Drive and Call
Street in Tallahassee.
The students in the
inaugural class began their
studies in May 2001 on the
FSU campus, where they
spent their first two years of
medical school. They then
completed their third and
fourth years of study at the
medical schools regional

campuses in Orlando,
Pensacola and Tallahassee.
The graduating students
have all passed the national
licensing exam (USMLE Step
2) and matched with residen-
cy programs, where they will
begin their graduate medical
education in July.
The fully accredited FSU
College of Medicine is the
first new M.D. program to be
established in the United
States since 1982.

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Grandbaby Is The Cutest
The first-ever Gulf County's Cutest
Grandbabies Photo Contest was held last
week in conjunction with the Older
Americans' Month celebration and what a
contest it was!
Of all the contests one could conceive, the
sponsor, Gulf County Senior Citizens'
Association, knew it would be impossible to
judge "the cutest" from all the adorable babies
who entered, so they left it up to you to vote.
You voted with your dollars.
Gregory "Ace" Cannon acedd" everyone
out by bringing in the most votes of any con-
testant. The son of Lee and Shelly Cannon of
Wewahitchka, Ace is the grandson of Greg and
Becky Watson and Albert and Barbara
Skylar Clayton, daughter of Mary and
Jamie Clayton of Port St. Joe, was our second
greatest vote-getter and winner in her catego-
ry. She is the granddaughter of Sam and
Jeannette Amerson and Debbie Owens.
Also making the winner's circle was Sarah
Lambert, the daughter of Jerred and
Stephanie Lambert of Port St. Joe and grand-
daughter of Celena Long.
This contest has proven itself to be a
major winner in itself and has started a new
tradition in Gulf County. Designed for chil-
dren between newborn and three years old,
parents and grandparents submitted pictures
of their young ones to be placed on a photo
board with voting canisters made available to
the public in both Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka for a week. Relatives and friends
cast their votes, which cost $1 each, for their
Each winner received a large box of prizes
including toys, gift certificates, baby supplies,
a certificate award and a trophy. All contes-
tants received gifts simply for entering the
These wonderful, adorable children, how-
ever, were not the only winners. Gulf County's
seniors were winners as well since all pro-

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David A. fernandez. Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 Parsonage: 850-229-6271
613 Madison Street 'PortSt. ]oe. F
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Sunday Wednesday
Sunday School 9:45am MlidWeek Meal 5.0pm
ornln Worship 10:45am Mid Week Bble Study 6:15pm
Xids on the Move 10:45am Ministry In tcrion 6:15pm
Cross TrainingY south 6:15pm
Men's Ministry- ,Monday 6:30pm
Cadles inOalstry- Tuesday- 7:00pm
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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.
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Evening Service
Discipleship Training
Wednesday Prayer

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

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Welcomes You

St. Joseph
20th & Monument
Port St. Joe, FL

St. Lawrence Mission
Hwy 71 North
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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Church of Mexico Beach
11 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services: 9:00 a.m. CST
Sunday School: 10:15 am. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist Church
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820

Wewahitchka Church of

Christ Vacation Bible School

ceeds from your votes went to support seniors
programs in our community.
Gulf County seniors want to thank the
business community and the public for their
support of this fun example of a true inter-
generational effort.
If you missed it this year, watch for the
announcement next May for the Second
Annual Cutest Grandbabies Contest.
Remember, bragging rights are up for grabs.

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Mike and Mindy Sniffing out a Home
Currently available for adoption at the
Humane Society are: Mike and Mindy, two red
mixed breed pups (pictured); Nipper, small,
red female Dachshund/Golden Retriever mix,
10-12 months; Romeo, small male version of
Nipper; Jane, medium sized black Lab female,
quiet and extra nice; Tammy, small, female
pup, black and tan; Jasper, genuine black
Chow male, three or four years old; Clarence,
husky, white Bulldog.
Also available; Kutra, Golden
Retriever/Chow male, neutered, shots, heart-
worm free, housetrained; Roxy, nice female
pup about six months old; Hut, large husky,
yellow/white bulldog; Rowdy, nice Lab/Chow
pup about four months; a 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 seel
For more information, contact the St.
Joseph Bay Humane Society at 227-1103 or
visit the Humane Society's web site at
www. sjbhumanesociety.org.

Church of Christ

at the Beaches
314 Firehouse Road OVERSTREET
Sunday Bible Study: 10:00 am EST
Sunday Worship: 11:00 am EST
Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00 pm

Singing: 9 a.m. Sunday


9:30 a.m. Sunday

Call 229-8310
P. O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
SCorner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue

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

4 7Pirst Baptist Churchi
Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Coswell, 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 friendly place to worship!

First Baptist Church
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
Corner of 15th & California 648-5776
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

The Wewahitchka Church of Christ,
located at 2241 Highway 71, invites you to
come join the fun. Bring your children 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 consec-
utive Saturdays, starting on June 4. The fol-
lowing is a list of subjects for each Saturday:
June 4: The Heavens Teach God's

Admit It, Repent, Live It
By Billy Johnson
Why don't people sin anymore?
We all sin, it's at each of our doors.
Some say they made a bad choice, oth-
ers just made a mistake.
Sounds like Eve did in the garden, by
blaming it on the snake.
Passing the buck is the name of the
Everybody sins, but no one's to blame.
Let's face it folks we all sin, don't put the
blame on another.
God knows the difference between our
sin, and that of a Christian brother.
Lord help us recognize our own sin, and
ask for cleansing too.
Help us Lord each day we live to lead
other sinners to you.

June 11: The Earth Teaches
June 18: The Ocean Teaches Obedience
June 25: The Animals Teach God's
July 2: The Human Body Teaches Unity
Vacation Bible School times are 9 a.m. to
12 p.m. Central.
Have fun learning about God and the
Bible by hearing Bible stories presented by
puppets and Bible storytellers, doing crafts
and playing games based on that day's sub-
Forgiven 5 Concert Cancelled
Concert scheduled for May the 20 at the
Covenant House by Forgiven 5 has been
cancelled until further notice.

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 food.
Everyone is invited to attend. Please call
Cheryl Glennon for more information. 340-

Beatrice Ornetta Pyle

Mrs. Beatrice Ornetta Pyle Saunders, of
Port Saint Joe, passed away Thursday morn-
ing, May 12, following an extended illness. A
native of Carrabelle, Mrs. Saunders had been
a long time resident of Port Saint Joe and
member of the First Baptist Church. She
first lived in the Kenney's Mill area and in the
late 1950's drove a school bus. She also vol-
unteered at the local Hospital, Municipal
Hospital, later to become Gulf Pines
Survivors include one sister, Eddie Pyle
Kersey of Carrabelle, and numerous nieces,
nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
The funeral service were held at 10 a.m.
ET Saturday, May 14, at the First Baptist
Church, conducted by the Rev. Brent
Vickery. Interment followed in the family
plot in Holly Hill Cemetery. Those who wish
may make contributions in her memory to
the Bay St. Joseph Care Center Activity
Fund, 220 9th Street, Port Saint Joe, FL

, The Potter's House
Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
850-639-5993 850-639-4588
636 Second Street Post Office Box 631* Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Sunday Morning Worship & Sunday
School 10:00 a.m. -
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.

"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
Romans 16:16
The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
S(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

Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love ofJesus"
Join us in worship ... Port s. jo
10:30 Sunday Morning Aplachicolwy98Panama City
7:00 Wednesday Evening
Pastors Andrew
& 0-
Cathy Rutherford Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates 0 Famiy life Chrh
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net V Wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)

All services are under the direction of the
Comforter Funeral Home.

Edwin Earl "Mike"

Edwin Earl "Mike" Michael, Sr., age 80 of
Clayton, Ga., formerly of Atlanta, died May
12.'He is survived by his wife, Loraine; three
children, Sandy Gassaway, Edwin Earl
Michael, Jr. and Patricia Tyson; four grand-
children and one great grandchild. He was a
WWII Veteran after which he spent a career
in law enforcement. After retirement, he lived
at Lake Burton in Clayton. A celebration of
Mike's life will be held May 30 at 4 p.m. at
the Christian Worship Center, 753 White
Street Suwannee, Ga., (770) 441-9318.
Flowers accepted of donations may be made
to AA or American Lung Association of
Georgia. Another service will be held at a
later date in Clayton, and the family will
notify of the time and date. Wages and Sons
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

F ,4 "A Reformed Voice
S uth U in the Community"
"'' I Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School ............................ 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Fellowship ....................10:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service .......... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service .............6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Night (Bay St. Joseph) .. 6:30 p.m.
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship ....6:00 p.m.
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Failh Christian School


482 Pompano Sireet Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-229-6235 850-227-5660 cell
Rev. Tim Bailey
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


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

Long Avenue Baptist Church

Touching Lives...

One Heart At A Time

A community of Worship, Work, and Witness to the glory of God


1601 Long Avenue Port St.Joe,FL

For More Information Call 229-8691

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

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

Worship on Wednesday:



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Sixth and seventh grade
students have been given a
registration form for the
2005-2006 school year.
Please make your selection,
have a parent/guardian sign
and return to school by May
Our annual award's day
will be held on Tuesday, May
24 at 8:30 a.m. in the gym.
Teachers and staff are
planning a fun day for the
last day of school. As in the
past, you will receive a free
lunch if you still have your
original planner. If not, lunch
will cost you $3.
Judy Williams has a good
selection of history books that
are available to anyone, free
of charge. Please contact her
at 227-3211.
Final report card pick up
will begin on Wednesday,
June 1 from 7 a.m. until 3
p.m. in the front office. A
parent/guardian must pick
up your report card.
Free! Summer tutoring is
available to any student in
grades 6-8. There is a sign
up sheet in the front office.

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You live in a fine older
home in a good neighborhood,
but you're ready to sell
because of retirement, or job
relocation, or any number of
reasons to move. You've
noticed over the years that
some of your neighbors have
remodeled, added on, replaced
old windows. Now you're con-
cerned that your home won't
look as attractive as the oth-
ers, but just how much do you
need to remodel to persuade
potential buyers?

Surprisingly little if your
home is in good condition and
offers amenities like location,
multiple bedrooms and baths,
or large yard. A real estate
agent can walk through your
home and offer sound ideas
for reasonable improvements
that will get you the best price
for your home. Often, the

Melanie Michelle Raffield Jesse Harold Raffield to Appear in

Recognized by Duke University
Melanie Michelle Raffleld
has recently won a 2004-
2005 award for Seventh
Grade Talent Search for
mathematically and verbally
talented students conducted
by Duke University Talent
Identification Program. Over
81,000 of the ablest seventh
grade students participated
in the 25th talent search.
Raffleld attends Port St.
Joe Middle School and is the
daughter of Sandra and
Harold Raffield of Port St.
Joe. The grandparents are
the late Okey and Faye
Deskins of Port St. Joe and
Evelyn Raffleld and the late
Carl Raffleld of Port St. Joe.

Achievement Academy Yearbook
The United States
Achievement Academy
announced that Jesse Harold
Raffield from Port St. Joe has
been named a United States
National Award Winner in
Band, Honor Roll and
This award is a presti-
gious honor very few students
can ever hope to attain. In
fact, the Academy recognizes
fewer than 10 percent of all
American high school stu-
dents. Raffleld, who attends
Port St. Joe Middle School,
was nominated for this
national award by Cindy
Belin, a guidance counselor
at the school. He will appear



By Jonathon Gilbert
Free! Free! The exultant
shouts of fleeing seniors echo
through the now strangely
barren halls of Port St. Joe
High School. The juniors now
look upon the'title of senior
with trepidation and awe that
the title deserves, while the
freshmen are merely happy to
not be freshmen any longer.
The teachers and staff
breathe a sigh of relief to
know that one more group of
nearly 100 troublemaking yet
beloved students have made
it through the headaches, the
pain and the drama that we
have all come to know as high
school. The graduating
seniors themselves are 'con-

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possibly some Interior spaces.

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that painting is one of the
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improvements you can make.
The time and money invested
can really pay off when your
home looks fresh and well
cared for. Major kitchen or
bath remodeling can be a
major and costly inconven-
ience for you if not absolutely

Just be sure to get your
home into its best presentable
condition before you list it,
and then let buyers imagine
how to best remodel the home
to suit their desires. Stop
guessing and start packing!

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templating the next step in
their lives, whether it be
entering the work force, going
to college or something differ-
ent entirely.
As a senior myself, I feel
it is my duty to remind every-
one of.some important dates.
The senior breakfast will be
Friday, May 20, at 10 a.m.
with great food being provid-
ed by Sunset Coastal Grill. So
seniors, set your alarm clocks
and parents, make sure your
senior is awake and ready for
it because it really shouldn't'
be missed. Also, graduation
practice is this week, Friday,
May 20, at 1 p.m., so be at
school and ready for them as
well because the real thing is
coming fast. Baccalaureate
will be Sunday, May 22, and
graduation, the day we've all
been waiting, will be on
Monday, May 23. We hope
that the entire community,
will be there to support us.
I would like to extend my
thanks on behalf of all the
seniors to the faculty and
staff of PSJHS for allowing us
to have the good times we did
and for teaching us not only
some valuable lessons about
Math, Science and English,
but also about the things you
can't learn in a classroom,
the lessons about life-thank
you. It's been real, it's been
fun, I might even say it's been
real fun, but I'm glad to say
it's finally over. Goodbye,
great times and good luck to
all. I'll leave you with the last
few words from some well
known people that kind of
sum up my feelings about not
just the seniors, but all of us
in general.
You have brains in your
You have feet in your
You can steer yourself in
any direction you choose.
You're on your own.
And you know what you
You are the guy who'll
decide where to go.
.~Dr. Seuss

Wherever you go, go with
all your heart.

in the United States
Achievement Academy
Official Yearbook, which is
published nationally.
"Recognizing and sup-
porting our youth is more
important than ever before in
America's history. Certainly,
United States Achievement
Academy winners should be
congratulated and appreciat-
ed for their dedication to
excellence and achievement,"
said Dr. George Stevens,
Executive Director of the
United States Achievement
The Academy selects
USAA winners upon the
exclusive recommendation of
teachers, coaches and other
qualified sponsors upon the
Standards of Selection set
forth by the Academy. The
criteria for selection are a stu-
dent's academic performance,
interest -and aptitude, leader-
ship qualities, responsibility,
enthusiasm, motivation to
learn and improve citizen-
ship, attitude and cooperative
spirit, dependability and rec-
ommendation from a teacher
or director.
Raffleld is the son of
Harold and Sandra Raffleld of
Port St. Joe. The grandpar-
ents are the late Okey and
Faye Deskins of Port St. Joe
and Evelyn Raffleld and the
late Carl Raffleld of Port St.

Early Dismissal
Gulf County schools will
be dismissed early on
Wednesday, May 25. The fol-
lowing is a bus schedule for
early dismissal:
Port St. Joe (ET:
North Port St. Joe
Elementary: 11:30 a.m.
Port St. Joe Elementary:
11:35 a.m.
Port St. Joe Middle'
School: 11:50 a.m.
Port St. Joe High School:
12 p.m.
Wewahitchka (CT):
Main Street Site (WE):
11:45 a.m.
Lintdn Site (WES): 11:50
Wewahitchka High
School: 12 p.m.
Elementary school break-
fast will be served on
Wednesday, May 25, but
lunch will not be served.

Gold Card Banquet

Port St. Joe High School
eleventh-grader Samantha
Plessinger was awarded a
plaque after the Gold Card
Club awards banquet on May
To qualify for the plaque,
a student must earn either a
4.0 cumulative semester
grade point average and all
A's during the last grading
period or all A's for each of
the three individual nine-
week grading periods.

WewaHigh Calender for May:
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 day
May 27
Teachers' last day

Charissa Raffield to Appear in Achievement Academy Yearbook

The United States
Achievement Academy
announced that Charissa
Raffleld from Port St. Joe has
been named a United States
National Award Winner in

Band and Honor Roll.
This award is a presti-
gious honor very few students
can ever hope to attain. In
fact, the Academy recognizes
fewer than 10 percent of all
American high school stu-
dents. Raffield attends Port
St. Joe High School, and she
will appear in the United
States Achievement Academy
Official Yearbook, which is
published nationally.
Raffield is the daughter of
Harold and Sandra Raffield of
Port St. Joe. The grandpar-
ents are the late Okey and
Faye Deskins of Port St. Joe
and Evelyn Raffield and the
late Carl Raffield of Port St.


News Column
Faith Christian School

The Awards Program for any other help. Your support
Grades 5-11 and the Eighth makes Faith Christian oper-
Grade Graduation will be ate more efficiently, and helps
held tonight, May 19, begin- create a pleasant learning
ning at 7:00 p.m. at Faith atmosphere for our children.
Christian School. We invite On Wednesday, May 11,
you to join us as we enjoy the students were provided hot
results of the year's studies dog lunches. The supplies
and activities for these stu- were donated by Capital City
Sdents. After the program Bank and were served by vol-
there will be a reception in unteers at the school. We
the library honoring our grad- thank you all..
uates. Roy Lee Carter and oth-
The Awards Program for ers at the Gulf County
Grades 1-4 will be held in the Cooperative Extension Office
auditorium at 10:30 a.m. on provided an enriching learn-
Friday, May 20. The students ing opportunity for students
will demonstrate some of in grades 3-6 this year.
what they have learned and Students set up, planted,
be rewarded for their maintained, and harvested a
progress. container garden. This pro-
Everyone who attended ject was invaluable for the
the Kindergarten Program students as they experienced
and Graduation enjoyed the the effort involved in growing
demonstrations and activities and oviding food for people
of the children. We want to and providing food for people.
of the hiren. e ant to We appreciate the work of the
bring to your attention that Extension, and the students
we had one student and one Extension, and the students
teacher in the kindergarten especially enjoyed strawberry
department with perfect milkshakes at lunch for all
attendance for the year, students on Monday, May 16.
Cameron Smith and Mrs. God has blessed FCS in
Heather Smith. Both were in many ways, and as this year
the K-5 Class. ends, we think of students
This is a good time to and teachers as we look at
thank all parents and volun- Hebrews 10:36. "For you
teers who provided in some have need of endurance, so
way for the success of the that you may do the will of
school year. God has been God and receive what is
good to Faith Christian promised.
School in the past and in the We are very happy with
present. We glorify Him when the results of our test scores.
we work to provide an educa- Parents of students in grades
tion for our children that is one and up may pick up the
based on Biblical principles. SAT 10 scores from the teach-
We appreciate all support ers by May 23, or in the
whether in the form of mone- school office this summer.
tary donations, supplies, vol- Summer office hours will be
unteering in PTF, special from 9:00 a.m.. to 1:00 p.m.
activities in the classroom, or Monday through Friday.

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A & A Home Care
A&E Development
Ace Hardware
Ace St. Joe Hardware Co.
Active Styles
Advanced Auto Parts
Aline's Beauty Salon
Allen & Cathy Cox
Andrew Rutherford
Andy Smith
Arizona Chemical
B & B Properties of Gulf County
Bay Walk-In Clinic
Bayside Car Wash
Ba\side Lumber
Bayside Savings
Bayside Savings I Hiram Nix
Beach Realty
Beach to Bay Interiors
Beacon Hill Therapy & Wellness Center
Beluga Cafe
Big Time Charters
Billy Carr
Billy Johnson
Billy Traylor
Blue Bell Ice Cream
Boyd Pickett (The Port)
Brown Cow's Ice Cream Shoppe
Butler's Restaurant
Buy Rite Drug Store
Carpet Country
Cathev's Ace Hardware
Century 21 Gulf Coast Realty
Charisma Charters
Charlie Norton
Chief James Hersey
City of Port St. Joe
Classic Coastal Construction
Connie McLemore
Cooper's Cut & Style
Costin Development
CQ Development
Craig & Suzanne Besore
Daly's Dock & Dive Center
Davis Enterprises of Gulf County
Debbie Hooper
Decorative Flooring
Deloris Windolf
Dennis Tidwell
Dixie Labels & Systems
DJ-Daryl Parker
Dockside Caf6

Donna Spears Realty
Donnies Total Pride Pest Control
Dr. Robert King
Duren Trading Co.
Duren's Piggly Wiggly
Ed Cramer I Ed's Red)
Ellen Allemore
Emerald Coast Federal Credit Union
Fill Up Food Stores #8013
Forgotten Coast Advertising
Forgotten Coast Charters
Frank D May DMD PA
Frank Pate
Fred Witten
Fredrick Tavlor
GAC Gulf Asphalt
GAC Contractors
Gaskin-Graddy Insurance
Gene & Wanda Baker
George and Dana Boyer
Geri and Bill Williams
Geri Care Assisted Living & Rehab
GT Comn
Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative
Gulf County School Board
Gulf Diesel Service
Half Hitch Tackle
Half Shells
Hambnck Construction
Hammonds Country Store i Michael
Hammond I
Hannon Insurance
Happy Ours Kavak & Canoe Outpost
Howell Tackle
Hungry Howvies
Indian Pass Marine Services
Indian Pass Seafood
Interiors, Etc.
Jack Kerigan & Kerigan Marketing
James A. Cox & Associates
James Fensom
Jeff Burgess IBell Foundation Co.
Jeff Fletcher
Jerry Barnes
Jim Belin
Jim Norton
Joe Delorenzo
John C. Gainous Post
John Reeves i Reeves Furniture i
Joseph's Cottage
Kadv & Zoev's Coffee Bar

Kari Summers (Ard's)
Keller Williams and Rex Anderson
Kenny Strange Electric
Kesley Colbert
Kirk's Ice-Gene Abrams
Leap of Faith
Lesle & Frank Cannon
Lesin's Chevron
Linda Griffin
Lynn Burge
Margaret Padgett
Margie Raffield Realtor, Inc.
Mel Nlagidson
Merle Norman Cosmetics
Movie Gallery
Mr. B's Bar-B-Que
Nail Place
Oil Change Express
Paul Beasley
Peaks Unlimited
Phil Earley'
Pitts Pharmacy
Port Inn
Port St. Joe Marina
Portside Trading
Preble-Rish, Inc
Premier Chemicals, LLC
Pristine Pool & Supply
Pristine Properties
Pristine Properties Vacation Rentals
R.. WVise, Inc (Badcock)
Radio Shack
Raffield Fisheries
Randall Brockman
Rebecca Lacour
Renee Shoaf
Rex Buzzett
Rish, Gibson & Scholz, PA
Roy & Renee Goddin
Sandra Chaffin
Sandy Bish
Sassy Nails
Scallop Cove
Sea Breeze B-B- Que
Shoreline Styles
Sister's Restaurant
St. Joe Bar Patrons
St. Joe Community Foundation

St. Joe Furniture
St. Joe Hardware
St. Joe Natural Gas
St. Joe Tunberland
St. Joseph Bay Country Club
State Farm Insurance
Stephen Shoaf
Steve & Becky Norris
Sunglass World
Sunset Coastal Grill
Tarpon Title
The Bank
The Forgotten Coast Company
The Green House
The Star Newspaper
Tim & Kim McFarland
Tim's Tall Tales
Tommy Pitts
Tony & Rachel Crews
Toucan's Beach Supply
Travis Burge
Tyndall Federal Credit Union
VFW Post 10069 Ladies
Watson Brothers
Whitfield Timber Co.
Your Alternative Salon

Thank you to our local churches in
making sure every senior has a bible to
carry with them into the future.
Beach Baptist Chapel
Covenant Word Christian Center
First Baptist Church
First United Methodist
Grace Baptist Church
Highland View Baptist Church
Highland View Church of God
New Bethel AME
New Life Christian Center
Oak Grove Assembly of God Church
Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church
St. James Episcopal Church
St. Josephs Catholic Church
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
White City Baptist Church
Zion Fair Baptist Church J i

And a very special THANK YOU to the Project Graduation Committee, Parents, Family Members and Friends
that %without all your time and hard work this safe and wonderful celebration would not be possible for our children.
If we have not recognized anyone for their contributions, please accept our apologies and THANK YOU!
All 2005 PSJ Seniors Are Invited
DATE: May 23, 2005
PLACE: Centennial Building, Port St. Joe
TIME: Immediately Following Graduation.
Arrive No Later Than 11:00 p.m.
Doors will be closed at 11:00 p.m. No one will be able to enter after this time.
All students are encouraged to stay until 6:00 a.m. and
Project Graduation has a special gift for everyone seruor who stays until 6:00 a.m.
Anyone leaving prior to 6:00 a.m. will not be allowed to re-entr.

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MARCH 1, 2005
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met
this date in special session with
the following members present:
Chairman Nathan Peters. Jr.,
Vice Chairman Carmen L.
McLemore, and Commissioners
Billy E. Traylor, Bill Williams.
and Jerry W. Barnes.
Others present were:
County Attorney Timothy
McFarland. Deputy Clerk
Towan Koplnsky. Deputy Clerk
Leanna Roberts. Chief
Administrator Don Butler,
Building Official Brad Bailey.
Gulf County E.M.S. Director
Shane McGuffin. Human
Resources Director Denise
Manuel, Planner David
Richardson. Assistant Planner
Andrew Rowell. and Sheriffs-
Office Major Joe Nugent.
Chairman Peters called
the meeting to order at 5:01
p.m.. E.S.T.
Upon recommendation:

that Deloriss Keems Fort the
holder of the following Tax
Certificate. has filed said certifi-
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:
Lot 6. Block G, Unit #1 of Red
Bull Island: Commence at
Southeast Corner of U.S.

by Veterans' Service Officer
Williams. Commissioner
McLemore motioned to approve
a S.H.I.P. Subordination
Agreement for Wanda Adams
(Bayside Savings Bank).
Commissioner Barnes second-
ed the motion, and it passed
Upon Inquiry by
Chairman Peters, the Board
had no Special Projects
Payment requests.
Upon discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler,
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to allow the
Chairman to sign the Joint
Participation Agreement with
Herman :Harmon (HarmOn
Millworks, Inc.) for the
C.D.B:G. Program.
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
Chief Administrator
Butler reported thatThe St. Joe
Company, has given Herman

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
04 degrees 55 minutes West
500.0 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;,
thence run South 85 degrees
05 minutes East, 215.0 feet to:
the Point of Beginning.
Name in which assessed:
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Harmon an access easement for
the.road to the new business.
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by
Commissioner McLemore, and
unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to pave the entrance
road to Harmon Millworks. Inc.
Chairman Peters stated
that since the County is swap-
ping the Industrial Park proper-
ty with Taunton Truss. Gulf
County does not have an
Industrial Park for new busi-
nesses. He reported that Gary
Griffin Boat Company wants in
locate to Gulf County, and he
proposed to use the 40 acres
near Fleming's Curve (land
swapped from Taunton Truss)
to build a new Industrial Park.
E.D.C. Director McNair
appeared before the Board to
discuss the needs for an
Industrial Park for first time
businesses. He reported that
St. Joe Company has provided
20 acres for a business to locate
in Gulf County (the business
needs all 20 acres).
Commissioner McLemore dis-

Ethlelyn Denise Robbibs. All of
said property being in the Gulf
County, State of Florida. Unless
such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law. the
property described in such cer-
tificate will be sold to the-high-
est bidder in the front Lobby of
the Gulf County Courthouse at
11:00. A.M., E.D.T. Wednesday.
the 25th day of May, 2005.
Dated this r9th day of April
Publish April 28, May 5, 12, 19,

b d i ti t hi e om Coun H alth l) artme ) Company is will I ake

cussed reviewing all county
needs/issues before building a
new Industrial Park on the 40
acres (new jail, etc.).
Commissioner Williams
inquired about strategic plan-
ning, and stated that It was a
long time before a business
occupied the first Industrial
Park. He also discussed his
concerns regarding location
and funding for water, sewer.
etc. E.D.C. Director McNair
reported that he has a business
that is willing to purchase
twelve acres of land so he can
expand his business to Gulf
County (willing to develop the
land himself). After discussion
by members of the Board
regarding location, E.D.C.
Director McNair stated that he
is' meeting with the County
Grant Writers (Fox Enterprise.
Inc.) and business owners to
discuss getting water service at
the North end of the County.
Commissioner Williams report-
ed that he Is in support of
E.D.C., and discussed his con-
cerns regarding building anoth-
er Industrial Park. without

The Gulf Couhty School Board
is receiving bids on the follow-
ing vehicles:
* Bus #47: 1988 International/
Ward (Port St. Joe Bus Barn)
* Bus #55: 1991 International/
Blue Bird (Port St. Joe Bus
* Bus #4: 1984 International/
Blue Bird (Wewa Bus Barn)
* Bus #21: 1985 International/ ,
Blue Bird (Wewa Bus Barn)
All bids must be received on or
before May 20, 12:00 noon E.T.
Send all bids to the following
Gulf County School Board
Attention Don Rich,

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Commissioner Williams
discussed the need for the
County to have Impact Fees.
and also discussed a study that
was completed at Mexico Beach
(Gulf County can review). He
requested that the Impact Fee
Committee meet with the Mayor
of Mexico Beach to discuss
these issues.
Commissioner Williams
discussed personnel in the
Planning Department, and rec-
ommended that the Board hire
an engineer or planning expert
for this department (money
would come from grant funds
and St. Joe Company).
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed the need for a job
description for this position.
Commissioner Traylor reported
that the Planning Department
is one year behind and the
funding Is available. After dis-
cussion, Commissioner
Williams motioned to allow
Planner Richardson to work
with Preble-Rish, Inc. to create

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
Publish April 28, May 5, 12,,
&19, 2005.

The Gulf County School Board
will receive bids until 9:00 a.m.,
ET on June 1, 2005 for School
Janitorial Supply Items,
Interested parties should con-
tact Don Rich, Coordinator of
Facility Services, Gulf County
Schools, 150 Middle School
Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 or
telephone (850) 229-8369 to
obtain bid Information and
Publish May 12, .19. 26. 2005

BID NO. 0405-19
The Gulf County Board of.
County Commissioners will
receive bids from any person,
company or corporation inter-
ested in providing the following:
Re-Roofing of the
Wewahltchka E.M.S.
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
Wewahitchka E.M.S. Director
Houston Whitfield at (850) 227-
Please indicate on the envelope
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,

one for this position.
Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion, and it passed
Chairman Peters dis-
cussed the need for good health
care in Gulf County. Jim
McKnight. of the Gulf County
Health Care Committee,
appeared before the Board to
discuss health care and he pre-
sented the committee's vision
statement. He discussed that
the number of uninsured
employees is increasing in the
County. Mr. McKnight reported
that the proposed facility would
hold 25 beds. 24-hour emer-
gency acute care,
inpatient/outpatient surgery, 6
beds for telemetry patients,
doctor's clinics, x-ray, laborato-.
ry, CT, MRI, etc. He discussed
the need for a funding system.
He also discussed the possible
closing of Gulf Pines Hospital
and recommended that the
Board open a care center from
4:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m (advanced
walk-in clinic set up at the Gulf

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Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456,
by 5:00p.m., E.T., on Friday,
June 3, 2005. Bids will be
opened at this location on
Monday, June 6, 2005 at 10:00
a.m., E.T.
The Board reserves the right to
reject any and all bids.
Publish: May 19 & 26, 2005
Ad #2005-028 '
The Port St. Joe Port Authority
will hold a meeting for May on
Monday, May 18, 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 considered at the
meeting, he or she will need a
record of the proceedings, and,
for such purpose; he or she
may need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be
Publish May 19. 2005

V. Case No.: 05-148CA

Mr. McKnight discussed the
need for an x-ray unit, and stat-
ed that the cost of operation is
estimated at $500,000.00 per
year for the proposed clinic.
Commissioner McLemore stat-
ed that he supports Mr.
McKnight's recommendation.
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed the Health Care
Committee reviewing other
ideas, costs, and the receiver
process (bonding, working with
the City of Port St. Joe, hospital
closing, etc.). County Attorney
McFarland discussed the
County being available for the
employees and the healthcare
issues, stating that the Gulf
Pines Hospital issue will be set-
tled through the Courts. After
discussion. City of Port St. Joe
Mayor Frank Pate appeared
before the Board to report that
a hearing has been scheduled
for tomorrow (Chief Judge in
Tallahassee) regarding Gulf
Pines Hospital. Clay
Smallwood. of The. St. Joe
Company, appeared before the
Board to report that The St. Joe



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whose residence Is unknown-
if he/she/they be living; and if
he/she/they be dead, the
unknown Defendants who may
be spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees and all par-
ties claiming an interest by,
through, or uflder or against
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in the property described
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property located at 6779,
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South, Range 10 West,
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feet to the Point of
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in construction onf a l i'w hI''']-
tal in Gulf County. Alter rhd
cussion, Gulf County ] Iialt.
Department Administrator Ihi
recommended that the Boaird
hold a workshop to discuss thi-
issue further. Commissioner
Traylor discussed that Sacred
Heart needs properly to build a
new hospital in Gulf County,
and The St. Joe Company lih-
agreed to provide the land I,,
this project. After further dil
cusslon, Commissioner Trayior
stated that the Board needs to
submit a thank-you letter to
Bay Medical Center for taking
Gulf County's patients. The
Board agreed to this request.
Hank Cozine. P.A. from Gulf
Pines Hospital, appeared before
the Board to discuss his con-
cerns regarding the need for
healthcare if the hospital does
close (it needs to stay open).
Peter Heckathorn a represen-
tative from Sacred Heart,
appeared before the Board to
present and discuss the Vision
Plan (50% asset from Sacred
(See MINUTES on Page 10B)

Sixth Street. Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, on or before
June 16, 2005, and file the
original with the clerk of this
court at Gulf County
Courthouse. 1000 Fifth Street,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
either before service on
Petitioner's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in
the petition.
DATED this 16th day of May.
By: Barbara Baxter
Deputy Clerk
Publish May 19, 26, June 2, &

The Gulf County School Board
will receive bids until 9:00 a.m.,
ET on June 15, 2005 for School
Food Service Non-Food Items.
Interested parties should con-
tact Bill Carr, Director of
Support Services. Gulf County
Schools, 150 Middle School
Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 or
telephone (850) 229-8256 to
obtain bid information and
Publish May 19 2005

The Gulf County School Board
will receive bids until 9:00 a.m.,
ET on June 30, 2005 for the fol-
lowing School Food Service
items: Processed and
Frozen/Chilled Food Items.
Bread Products, Ice Cream,
Milk, and Cleaning Supplies.
Interested parties should con-
tact Bill Carr. Director of
Support Services. Gulf County
Schools, 150 Middle School
Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 or
telephone (850) 229-8256 to
obtain bid information and
Publish May 19 2005


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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years

Minutes Continue-

Heart and 50% is County
responsibility) and long-term
funding for a new hospital in
Gulf County. He discussed the
need for a "Memorandum of
Understanding" (between the
County. The St. Joe Company,
Sacred Heart, and the Health
Department), site selection.
land processing, engineering.
architectural services, and
applying for grants.
Commissioner Williams
inquired and discussed the
County's responsibility ($12.5
million). Mr. Heckathorn dis-
cussed a plan to build an adja-
cent office to recruit/hire
physicians, hospital plans, cost
to build, and time schedule
(hospital could be open in
August. 2007). Upon inquiry
by Chairman Peters. Mr.
Heckathorn stated that the
"Memorandum of
Understanding" will be ready
for execution by April. He
reported that The St. Joe
Company has committed to
donate land and cash (through
the Company and the
Corporation). After further dis-
cussion by members of the
Board regarding County
responsibility, a 1-cent sales
tax, and holding a special elec-
tion, Gulf County Health
Department Administrator Kent
recommended that the Board
hold a workshop with the City
of Port St. Joe. Mr. McKnight
discussed executing an
Interlocal Agreement with the
City Commissioners of Port St.
Joe and Wewahitchka.
Chairman Peters reported that
he will contact the Supervisor
of Elections Office to sec if the

County will be holding an elec-
tion this year to add the 1-cent
sale tax issue to the ballot.
Chairman Peters discussed
commitment, long-term financ-
ing (20 years). and supporting
the increase in sales tax (not
changing the village rate). The
Board then thanked Mr.
Heckathorn for attending the
There being no further
discussion, and upon motion
by Commissioner McLemore.
the meeting did then adjourn at
6:34p.m.. E.S.T.
MARCH 2, 2005
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met
this date in emergency session
with the following members
present: Chairman Nathan
Peters. Jr.. Vice Chairman
Carmen L. McLemore, and
Commissioners Billy E. Traylor,
Bill Williams and Jerry W.
Others present were:
County Attorney Timothy
McFarland. Deputy Clerk
Towan Kopinsky. Chief
Administrator Don Butler.
Administrator Staff Assistant
Lynn Stephens. Building
Inspector Lee -Collinsworth,
Emergency Management/911
Coordinator Marshall Nelson.
Gulf County E.M.S. Director
Shane McGuffin. Human
Resources Director Denise
Manuel. Assistant Planner

Andrew Rowell. and T.D.C.
Director Paula Pickett.
Chairman Peters called
the meeting to order at 4:05
p.m.. E.S.T.
Jim McKnight and Doug
Kent, of the Gulf County Health
Care Committee, appeared
before the Board to discuss that
A.C.H.A. has pulled: Gulf Pines
Hospital's license. Mr.
McKnight discussed opening an
urgent care facility in the
Health Department (to be open
between the hours of 5:00 p.m.
and 11:00 p.m. during the
week. and from 8:00 a.m. until
11:00 p.m. on Saturday and
Sunday. He also discussed the
need to enhance the ambulance
service as their workload will
greatly increase, especially
between the hours of 11:00
p.m. and 8:00 a.m. After dis-
cussion that $58,500.00 will be
needed for startup costs, and
they would expect to have a
$109.000.00 shortfall over the
first year, the Board members
discussed hiring as many of the
unemployed Gulf Pines
Hospital workers as possible.
After discussion by other mem-
bers of the medical field, it was
agreed that this will be a joint
effort by the County. the City of
Port St. Joe, and possible The
St. Joe Company. Upon inquiry
by members of the Board, Doug
Kent reported that the urgent
care facility (advanced walk-in
clinic) could be in operation
within 2 weeks if they can get
the start-up funds.
Commissioner Traylor
motioned to amend the General
Fund budget by reducing
Reserve for Contingencies to
fund the $58.500.00 in start-up
costs needed to establish an
Urgent Care Facility at the Gulf
County Health Department.

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A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on Tuesday, May 24,
2005 at 10:00 a.m. EST, and at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at
6:00 p.m. EST. Both public hearings will be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration
Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hearings will be to discuss and act on the

1. Approve Minutes April 19, 2005
2. Variance Thomas R. Wojtczak Parcel ID #06297-175R Encroaching 2'6" into side setback. -.97
acres in Section 22, Township 9 South, Range 11 West. Subject to all development regulation required by
Gulf County, Florida.
3. Variance Leslie Frye Allen & Thomas W. Allen Parcel ID #03144-000R Encroaching _" into side set
back. .06 acres in Section 19, Township 9 South, Range 10 West. Subject to all development regulation
required by Gulf County, Florida.
4. Variance Lafayette Properties Partnership, LLC. Parcel ID #03143-000R Encroaching 3' into side set
back. .06 acres in Section 19, Township 9 South, Range 10 West. Subject to all development regulation
required by Gulf County, Florida.
5. Variance Russell Steven Varnadore Parcel ID #03570-050R Encroaching into side setback to the
property line. .16 acres in Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 11 West. Subject to all development
regulation required by Gulf County, Florida.
6. Small Scale Land Use Change St. Joe Company Parcel ID # 06076-00R & 03039-000R Changing
.9.57 acres of Agricultural to Mixed Commercial / Residential Low Density. Subject to all development
regulation required by Gulf County, Florida.
7. Final Plat Approval Shallow Reed St. Joe Coastal Properties, LLC Parcel ID# 06248-090R, & 06248-
050R 90.03 acres in Section 36 Township 8 South, Range 12 West, Gulf County, Florida. A maximum
81 unit development subject to all development regulations required by Gulf County.
8. Final Plat Approval Ovations Phase'l Ashwood Development Company Parcel ID# 06370-001R &
06370-050R, 9.55 Acres in Section 36, Township 8 South, Range 12 West, Gulf County, Florida. A
maximum 28 unit development subject to all development regulations required by Gulf County.
9. Final Plat Approval Ovations Phase II Ashwood Development Company Parcel ID #06370-000R &
06371-000R 104.646 acres in Section 36, Township 8 South, Range 12 West, Gulf County, Florida. A
proposed 92 unit development subject to all development regulation required'by Gulf County, Florida.
10. Final Plat Approvat Cape Palms Park Windswept at Cape San Bias Parcel ID #06268-574R, #06268-
572R,&06268-570R 6:59 acres in Section 6, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida. -
A proposed 12 unit development subject to all development regulation required by dulf County, Florida.
11. WindMark Beach DO/PDP.
12. Comprehensive Plan/EAR Update.
13. Revisions to LDR and Subdivision Ordinance.

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


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and Commissioner Williams
seconded the motion. After fur-
ther discussion regarding cost
sharing, the motion passed
unanimously. The Board also
agreed to submit letters to the
Bay County hospitals to thank
them for their assist to Gulf
County's residents.
There being no further
business, the meeting did then
adjourn at 5:00 p.m., E.S.T.
MARCH 8, 2005
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met
this date in regular session
with the following members
present: Chairman Nathan
Peters, Jr.. Vice Chairman
Carmen L. McLemore, and
Commissioners Billy E. Traylor
and Jerry W. Barnes.
was absent.>
Others present were:
County Attorney Timothy
McFarland. Clerk Becky Norris.
Deputy Clerk Leanna Roberts.
Chief Administrator Don Butler.
Building Official Brad Bailey.
Gulf County E.M.S. Director
Shane McGuffin, G.I.S. Director
Penny Ford. Human Resources
Director Denise Manuel.
Maintenance Superintendent
Steve Mork. Planner David
Richardson. Assistant Planner
Andrew Rowell, Public Works
Director Gerald Shearer, Road
Department Superintendent
Bobby Knee, Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford. and
Sheriffs Office Major Joe
Major Nugent called the
meeting to order at 6:04 p.m..
Rev. Bruce Duty opened
the meeting with prayer, and
Major Nugent led the Pledge of
Allegiance to the Flag.
Upon motion by
Commissioner Barnes, second
by Commissioner McLemore.
and unanimous (4-0) vote, the
Board approved the Consent
Agenda, after removal of Item
#2 (pages 14-15), as follows:
1. Minutes February 22.
2005 Regular Meeting
**DELETE** 2. B.C.C.
Letter Chairman to FL
Department of Community
Affairs (Integras C.D.B.G.
3. Bid #0405-08 -
Emergency Berm Construction
Recommendation to reject all
bids received
4. Emergency Food &
Shelter Program Funds
5. Emergency Purchase -
Beaches Fire Department -
6. Inventory Property
Appraiser (Junk #80-103. #80-
104, #80-77, #80-89 & #80-97)
7. Invoice Agency for
Health Care Administration -
Medicaid (January. 2005
$2,805.00 to be paid from
Account #52264-34100)
Allen. Norton & Blue -
Employment Matters (#36404 *
$2.653.53 to be paid from
Account #21111-31200)
County Attorney
Timothy McFarland (February.
2005 $7.533.64 to be paid
from Account #21314-31100)
Peter Brown
Construction Cape Lighthouse
Keeper's Quarters (#4 *
$69,400.56 to be paid from
Account #57573-62100)
8. Lease Agreement St.
Joe Timberland Company
(Willis Landing)
9. Recommendation -
County-Wide Voting Committee
(to request that the State
change the law to allow County
re-districting without including
prison population)
10. Resolution
Authorizing the Chairman to
enter into a Joint Participation
Agreement (J.P.A.) with the
Florida Department of
Transportation (S.C.O.P.
Willis Landing Road -County
Road 381), as follows:

WHEREAS, the Small
County Outreach Program has
been created by Section
339.2818, Florida Statutes to
assist Small County
Governments in resurfacing or
reconstruction of County roads
or in construction of capacity or
safety improvements on County
roads; and
WHEREAS, the Florida
Department of Transportation
(F.D.O.T.) has the authority
under Section 224.044, Florida
Statutes to enter into an agree-
ment with Gulf County; and
WHEREAS, Gulf County
has certified to F.D.O.T. that
eligibility requirements have
been met of said Section
339.2818. Florida Statutes;
willing to provide Gulf County
with financial assistance under
Financial Management Number
41865115801 for costs directly
related to the resurfacing and
safety improvement on C.R.
381 (Willis Landing Road) from
Willis Landing to S.R. 71;
IT RESOLVED by the Gulf
County Board of County
Commissioners that the
Chairman of the Board be
authorized to sign the Joint
Participation Agreement with
F.D.O.T. for resurfacing of C.R.
381 Willis Landing Road from
Willis Landing to S.R. 71.
This Resolution ADOPT-
ED this 8th day of March.
11. Special Projects
Payments, as follows:
Dist. IC & G Sporting
Goods Plaque Heroic Effort -
Creamer $55.00
Dist. 5 Peavy & Son
Construction Clay for Ballfleld
12. Wetlands Designation
Privately Owned Submerged
Lands (Density)
Upon recommendation
by Gulf County E.M.S. Director
McGuffin, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to allow
him to apply for an E.M.S. Fire
Grant. in the amount of
$276.000.00. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion.
and it passed unanimously (4-
Upon recommendation
by Gulf County E.M.S. Director
McGuffln, Commissioner
Barnes motioned to allow him
to apply for an E.M.S. Grant, in
the amount of $500.000.00.
Commissioner McLemore sec-
onded the motion, and it
passed unanimously (4-0).
.Upon discussion by
County Attorney McFarland,
Commissioner Barnes
motioned to begin the process
to abandon a road in South
Beach Subdivision (Mariner's
Lane). Commissioner
McLemore seconded the

motion, and it passed unani-
mously (4-0).
Upon recommendation
by Chief Administrator Butler.
Commissioner Traylor
motioned to pay Invoices
#22787, #22788, #22789 (Bid
#0304-37) from Capital Truck.
Inc.. in the amount of
$6,500.00 each. for the County
dump truck rotations.
Commissioner McLemore sec-
onded the motion, and it
passed unanimously (4-0).
Upon discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler.
Commissioner Traylor
motioned to pay Invoices
#22787A. #22788A. #22789A
(Bid #0304-37) from Capital
Truck, Inc., in the amount of
$1,000.00 each, for the County
dump truck rotations, contin-
gent upon approval by Road
Department Superintendent
Knee and Public Works Director
Shearer. Commissioner Barnes
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously (4-0).
Solid Waste Director
Danford reported that Amnesty
Day will be held on March 19th
at the Gulf County Courthouse
parking lot.
Solid Waste Director
Danford requested approval to
advertise to receive sealed bids
for a multi-purpose piece of
equipment for the Solid Waste
Upon inquiry by
Chairman Peters. Solid Waste
Director Danford stated that
Amnesty Day will be held
between 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.,
E.S.T. Commissioner
McLemore inquired about hav-
ing a station in the North end of
the County. Solid Waste
Director Danford reported that.
it would cost the County
$12,000.00 for another location
(grant only covers one incident
and one site).
Upon discussion by Solid
Waste Director Danford,
Commissioner McLemore
motionedto advertise to receive
sealed bids for a multi-purpose
piece of equipment for the Solid
Waste Department (to be paid
from Solid Waste Grant Funds).
Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously (4-0).
Sandra Chafln, of the
Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce. appeared before the
Board to invite them to the
Chamber of Commerce annual
dinner that will be held on
March 24th.
Pat McFarland. local fish-
erman, appeared before the
Board to discuss the net ban
within the State, and reported
that State Representatives have
submitted a Bill to allow use of
two 500-square foot special
nets. He recommended that
the Board adopt a resolution in
support of this Bill. Upon
motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous (4-0) vote, the

Board directed County Attorney
McFarland to prepare a pro-
posed resolution in support of
this Bill.
Mike Grabarek.
Chairman of the Gulf County
Airport Advisory Committee,
appeared before the Board to
discuss the Franklin County
Airport, and discussed his con-
cerns regarding,a motion that
was made at the Franklin
County B.C.C. meeting not to
extend the runways at the
Franklin County Airport
(motion did not pass). Mr.
Grabarek stated that the fund-
ing that has already been col-
lected for this project would go
to another airport within the
State if not used by Franklin
County,and also reported that
the Franklin County
SCommissioners did approve the
Interlocal Agreement with Gulf
County. After further discus-
sion, Mr. Grabarek reported
that the Gulf County Airport
Advisory Committee will be
attending a workshop that will
be held at the Franklin County
Courthouse on March 14th at
5:00 p.m.. E.S.T. to discuss the
airport. Commissioner Traylor
agreed to attend this meeting.
Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Barnes, County Attorney
McFarland reported that this Is
an advertised meeting and
within the limits of the
Sunshine Law (Commissioners
could attend this meeting).
Laura Ake, of
Wewahitchka, appeared before
the Board to request a $300.00
donation from the County, so
her son can attend the State
Free-Throw Basketball
Tournament (gas. lodging, food,
etc.). After discussion by
Commissioner McLemore.
County Attorney McFarland
stated that the donation would
have to be made through the
school, not to an individual.
Upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous (4-0) vote, the
Board approved Special
Projects Payments from
Districts I, II. IV, and V (in the
amount of $100.00 each) to
Wewahitchka Middle School
Basketball Team.
Commissioner Barnes
discussed his concerns regard-
ing the sewer tap deadline for
the land expansion project for
the South Gulf County Fire
Department. Upon discussion
by County Attorney McFarland,
Commissioner Barnes
motioned to apply for the sewer
tap for S.G.C.F.D.
Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously (4-0). Upon fur-
ther discussion by County
Attorney McFarland.
Commissioner Barnes
motioned to request that the
City of Port St. Joe waive the
impact fee. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously (4-0).
After discussion.
Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve the
C.D.B.G. letter regarding
Integras (removed from the
Consent). Commissioner

McLemore seconded the motion
and. after further discussion.
the motion passed 3 to 1. with
Chairman Peters voting no.
Chairman Peters
motioned to place all letters,
emails, etc. addressed to Chief
Administrator Butler regarding
the C.D.B.G. Integras Project in
the information packet. After
discussion. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion.
and it passed 3 to 1. with
Commissioner McLemore vot-
ing no. After further discussion
by members of the Board and
Chief Administrator Butler
regarding the huge volume of
correspondence in this matter.
Commissioner McLemore
reported that the Chairman did
not pass the Chair before mak-
ing his motion. County
Attorney McFarland stated that
the motion is void.
Renee Goddin, of C.R.
Srpith & Sons, Inc., appeared
before the Board to discuss a
letter that she received from
The St. Joe Company regarding
closing of the sand pit in
Highland View. Chairman
Peters stated that the Board
has not received a copy of this
letter, but did have Chief
Administrator Butler contact
The St. Joe Company regarding
this issue. Chief Administrator
Butler stated that The St. Joe
Company is closing the sand pit
for a short time (approximately
2 weeks) to change the route to
the sand pit.
Raymond Wood, of
Highland View. appeared before
the Board to discuss his con-
cerns regarding the heavy traf-
fic on Red Fish Street. He stat-
ed that his house shakes when
the dump trucks drive by. He
discussed the speeding of the
trucks and the weight limit,
and recommended that the
Board place a weight limit on
Red Fish Street. Mr. Wood
requested that The St. Joe
Company create another route
to the sand pit. Chairman
Peters stated that
Commissioner Williams is
working with The St. Joe
Company regarding this matter.
After discussion by members of
the Board, Mr. Wood reported
that log trucks are also travel-
ing at a high rate of speed on
Red Fish Street.
Sandy Christie, of the
South Beach Homeowners
Association, appeared before
the Board to report that in 1999
the developer of South Beach
Subdivision dedicated the road
(Mariner's Lane) to the County.
and the County never accepted
the road for maintenance. She
recommended that the Board
deed this road back to the
Homeowner's Association.
Commissioner McLemore
requested that Commissioner
Barnes review this issue and
report back to the Board.
Commissioner Barnes stated
that he will meet with County
Attorney McFarland to address
this issue.





In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimi-
nating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write
USDA< Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW,
Washington, D.C., 20505-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider
and employer.

Ad #2005-029 Publish: May 19, 2005


.NO. 0405-20

The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners is requesting proposals from individuals, corporations or institutions for mod-
eling an impact fee ordinance and all supporting data that should.address at a minimum of the following:

A feasibility study to evaluate and justify what impact fees are applicable.
Evaluate the positive and negative economic and physical impacts for both the short term and long term planning
Establish a level of service concurrency.
Evaluate the degree of legal considerations that will be faced by the County.
Develop an implementation policy that will be easily understood by all parties affected.
The over all intent is to have an administrative policy that will govern the impact fees from cradle to grave.

Proposals must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., E.T. on Friday, June 3, 2005 to the Office of the Gulf County Clerk of Court, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Proposals will be opened on Monday, June 6, 2005 at
10:00 a.m., E.T., at the Office of the Gulf County Clerk of Court.

/s/Nathan Peters, Jr., Chairman
Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris, Clerk

Ad #2005-030 Publish: May 19 & May 26, 2005


The Community Development Council (CDC) is currently accepting applications for positions on the
Board of Directors. Interested citizens may apply immediately and they will be considered for any cur-
rent or future vacancies. Appointments are made in'the following categories:

a. Citizens involved in the tourism industry within Mexico Beach Tax District and who have demon-
strated an interest in tourism development.

b. Members who are residents of the Mexico Beach Tax District.

c. Citizens who are owners or operators of motels, hotels, recreational vehicle parks, or other
tourist accommodation (Including vacation rental agents) located with the Mexico Beach Tax District and
subject to the tourist development tax.

All members of the Board of Directors must be electors in Bay County, Florida.

To apply citizens can:
1. Send a letter to:
PO Box 13382
Mexico Beach, Florida 32410

2. Deliver a letter to the CDC Office at 102 Canal Parkway, Mexico Beach, Florida.

3. Letter should include name, address, telephone number and any experience or background
information you which the board to consider.

For more information, call Lynn Marshall at 850 648 8196.
Publish May 12 & 19, 2005

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First Baptst church of Porthe Opening for a Real Estate Class A or B. Clean rec- help around home. Call Every Friday Night at 7 pm for Rent: 1 3 bedroom
St. Joe is accepting re- Agent in a well established ord. Willing to travel. Call 229-6387 Eastern. Great Auctions apt/duplexes/homes for
sumes, and references, for office. Experience is re- for moreinfo 386-878-1405 Weekly. Often Including rent in Mexico Beach.
sumes, and restferences, for v fi-e.Ep D8R-V-c N Estates Col. Wade Clark Furn. & unfurn. Call Parker
anyone interested in serv- quired. Call 850-648-5777 DRIVER NEEDED for Big GOOD CARPENTER & Auction-eer Wade Clark Realty at 850-648-5777 for
101 Announcements ing as a paid Nursery Wheel of Florida. CDL FRAMERS needed. Must Auctions 314 Reid Avenue, more info
Worker. Workers will be Class A are required. For have own transportation. Port St Joe 850-229-9282, CAPE SAN BLAS Studio
needed to provide nursery application Contact 850- 227-5771 or 227-1743. AB1239, AU1737 10% $600 mo., incl until. Call
A0 P care during the following 229-7717 or 850-215-3867 Buyer's Premium 850-227-7940.
services and as needed: Buyer's Premium 850-227 EQUIPMENT OPERA--7940. HIRING CDL Class
Sunday 8:30am, 11:00am, BARTENDER, No expert. S & T RUCK DRIV- NOW HIRING CDL Class COZY COASTAL COT-
6:00pm & Wed. 6:30pm. necessary. Will train. Day TORS & TRUCK DRIV-B Dump Truck Drivers l TAGE 173 Bonita, near
DO YOU UNDERSTAND You may contact the & night shift. Mexico ERS Applicants must have Must pass DOT drug Highland View Boat Ramp,
THE BIBLE? Free Bible church office for more in- Beach. Call Hyer at The valid FL driver lines. Ap- screen, physical and have 2 BR 1 BA, $700 mo + 1st,
study to help you better formation at 227-1552 Purple Bar 850-527-1555 ply at C.W. Roberts Condriv rec FR S : O d g t last and references. Call
understand the Bible and tracing, Inc., O. Box clean driving record last and references. Call
God's will for your life! EXPER BARTENDER & 188, Hosford, FL 32334 Competitive pay, health FOR SALE: Oak dining a 229-6775
undestan thets. Bible an insurance, paid holidays, ble with 6 chairs. Oval 229-6775
Sendyour name ad Cocktail Waitstaff Apply in 850-379-8116 ai acain a oo shaped table with paw & GOLF COURSE TH, 1br,
dress to Bible Study, PO DC person, Wonder Bar, 8141 EXPERIENCED SHIP working environment. Call claw pedistal. Like new. 15ba, idyllic location on
Box 929, Wewahitchka, FL W. Hwy 98, after 2pm. YARD WORKER Needed. 850-229-6018 or email re- $400. Call usie at stream. Beautiful View.
32465 or call (850) Must be Multi-Talented. sume to crsmithandson@ 850-227-9600 after 5pm $875mo. 850-264-7032
639-3218 and leave your St. Joseph's Bay Fax work exp. or resume gtcom.net EOE/Drug 850-227-1605 LONG TERM- 1307 Long
name and address or Bay St Joseph Country Club to 850-229-9422. Or call Free Workplace JAMIESON sofa/queen Ave., PSJ, 3 br, 1 ba, un-
E-mail your request to Care & Rehab Now taking Applications 8a-4p Est. 850-229-9300 sleeper $100; coffee/end furn, fncd yd, close to
Wewachurch@outdrs.net. Center AITRESS/COOK FRONT OFFICE ADMIN. OFFICE ASSISTANT rabes $45; bench craft town, mmaculate 00mo.
of PortSt WAITRESS/COOK F/T. Strong computer & Needed, strong phone and locveseat $50. Cash only. 227-2528/ 770-337-0432.
S' t Must be 18 years of age. people skills needed. M-F customer relations skills. Call 850-647-2655. LONG TERM rentals avail-
is seeking enthusiastic and Food handling certificate 8:30-5pm. DELIVERY PER- Computer skills a must, able 3 4 bedroom homes
dedicated team players to and asset. Rotating week- SON, P/T. Deliver maga- $8-$12 hr DOE, 40hr week. USED FURNITURE for ranging from $750 $1200
be a part of our winning ends, occasional eve- zine from Carabelle to M-F Apply at.St. Joesph sale Johnnie's Trim Shop, a month. Call Parker Real-
Steam for the following po- nings, approx. 25-30 hours Mexico Beach. Pay+ mile- State Park. Call 310 4th St., PSJ ty @ 648-5777
sitions: per week. Hourly wage age. Must have reliable 850-227-1327. Ree rental, avail. June Ist. 2b
plus tips. Paid holidays, transportation & clean Reeves l LONG TERM townhouse
CNA's 3to 11 and 11 to 7 open year round. Submit driving record. 227-3118 to Furniture& Refiishing rentba, living room, kitchen
Starting wage for new application in person or schedulean interview. Position Opening 234 Reid Ave. 229-6374 & garage. 1 block from
150 Pets & Livestock CNA's $9.50/ hr. fax to 229-7199
Nurse Practitioner Geri-Careulf Coast Electric Coop- ur-pedic Beds beach. 850-229-6333
Dietary Aides Gulf Coast Electric Coop- reckVacuums
S Dietary Aides Assisted Living erative will be accepting OreckVacuums UNFURNISHED
SWe offer competitive O BCenter resumes for the position of Large 2 BR. house, stove
e o wages, Insurance, PTO, had immediate en- Manager of. Engineering & refrig. cen. h&a. screen
401Kwages, Insurance, PTO, had immediate open- through May 25, 2005. The porch. carport & laundry
401K AC DUCT INSTALLERS ings for the following Manager of Engineering .7 Ready to rm. o Large 2 BR apt.
GREAT DOG 7 months needed please call GW positions: must be able to effectively Finish stove & refrig., wash-
old, friendly, lovable, play- Please Contact: Service 229-9125 plan, direct, and control all :Furniture. Finishhook-up.
ful, needs good home Carrie Harrison Service 1 Part Time plan, direct, and control allt- Furniture er/dryer hook-up.
w/fenced yard. White Human Resources Director BUSY PHYSICIAN'S OF- Activities Director ngter relat e e g 3 BR
w/black eye patch and 220 9th Street FICE seeking full time (20+ hours perwe ig to the cooperative's house, 1 1/2 ba., inside
229 ek, electrical distribution. sysg laundry rm.s ch&a dish-
specks. Call 827-6869 Port St Joe, FI 32456 CNA or Medical Assis-tant. very flexible' hours) This t rm. Working knowledge washer & stove, fully car-
SHI TU 9850-229-7129 fax Also part-time or full time position will grow to Full of SCADA and experience peted. No pets.
oldSHIH ZU puppy. 9 week 850-229-7129gfax'd. accounting/ bookkeeping., time with benefits over in testing and maintaining '
Black, white & brindle. Experience a plus. Please the next 6 months controls and relays helpful.
229-2726 call 227-7035. Bring re- Proficiency in personal 55- Small 2 bdrm. home,
LPN Position available. sumes by 301 20th St. 1 Part Time computer, work proces- Eauto heat & air, wash-
Skills needed include pa- Resident Care Tech sing, spreadsheets and # 1er/dryer hook-up.
tient triage, scheduling re- Can You (3-11pm) database desirable. Re- One bedroom apart-
ferrals, vital signs, adminis- Replace Larry? 1 Part Tme sponsibilities include su- 3 FAMILY/ ment, washer/ dryer hook-
Replace Larry? rup. Call 229-6777 after 7
traction of vaccines, among The Port nn is now ac- Dietary Assistant provision of the engine MOVING SALE!
others.. Full-time with ben- Ing department and the 115 42nd St.
efthers.Fulease wt cepting applications for a (flexible scheduling) Wewahitchka district oper- 115 42nd St.
efits. Please apply to full time guest service nations personnel along Mexico Beach
Shoreline Medical Group, nations peers^ S St21,= i
S ei agent, but part time candi- Geri-Care is an equal with coordinating work Sat, 21st, 8am-?
419 Baltzell Ae, or call dates will also be given opportunity employer. with our consultant engi- Small antiques, household
Services Linda at 850-229-8010. consideration. This posi- We take pride in our neeringfirm. items and much more.
205Offered tion is a swing shift requir- jobs, we work together Something for Everyonell
28e in 4dit) shifts per week. Week- and our residents are standing communication GARAGE SALE
43 Tends and holidays are re-- treated with love, com- and interpersonal skills 1120 Country
quired. The ideal candi- passion and respect. If and supervision abilities. Commercial
2 date will have previous you are interested in Qualified candidates are Club Road 775 t
SAffordable i i Administrative' computer and guest serv- joining our team and required to have a degree Sat, May 28th & Sun,
Affordable ice skills, but we are willing making a difference in in Electrical Engineering May 29th
Home Improvements Assistant to train the right person. senior's lives, please and a minimum of five 8am-Noon
Sheetrock work,Textured Health Insurance is availa- call us at: 647-2626. years experience with an Indoor & Outdoor Furni-
Ceilings & Repairs, etc. Needed for busy Real Es- ble after 90 days to all full Ask to speak with Mar- electric utility, preferably ture, Garden Tools, lawn
V 850-896-6197, David electric utility, preferably a ture, Garden Tools, lawn
tate Broker. Applicant time employees. If you are on are Sharon. cooperative. A candidate mower etc. For info Call
should be familiar with Mi- great with guests, and ex- a mower etc For ino Call 1000 SQ. FT. storage
crosoft Word and Excel cellent problem solver and GOLF Part time employee with a Professional'Engi- 227-9507 space for lease. Located in
29 J and possess good typing have a desire to be the needed in' Golf shop at St. neerPE) designation enterprise zone. $550/mo.
skills. Real Estate experi- best, we want you. Come Joseph's Bay Country preferred. MOVING SALE Please call 229-9125.
DND's LAWN SERVICE. ence helpful. Willing to join our family E.O.E. Club.. 20-30 hours per The Cooerative serves 6303 Hwy 98 at St. Joe COMMERCIAL Downtown
Reliable Mexico Beach train the right person. Apply in person at: week. Golf knowledge Te C rative 19 Beach, May20 & 21.8am. PSJ, Reid Ave., Ap-
couple will .landscape Starting pay is $9.00 per PORT INN helpful. Retirees welcome. ap er i rimaily Nice hide-a-bed sofa, cof- prox.imately 1300 sq. ft.
mow, clean gutters&etc. hour. With raise after 90 501 Monument Ave. Apply at 700 Country Club meters in primarily four fee table, solid wood din- retailspaceCall 227-6224
Also Avail. for Port St. Joe days. Hours are 8:30 to Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Road or fax resume to couda, ing its headquar- ing table with 4 chairs, gas
& The Cape. Dan & Diana 5:30 Mon.-Fri. Mail resume 229-7199 tears in Wewahitchka, Flor- range & lots of misc.M
227-8225 or 648-5081 or to PO Box 366, Port St. CARPENTERS, LABOR- da. MINI nTORAGEm
227-5770 Joe, Fl. 32456 or email to ERS and office clerks; Gil- HEAVY da MOVING SALE! Lots of MINISTOR
dmacm@mchsi.com bert Southern Corp. ac- EQUIPMENT The Cooperative offers an Goodies, furniture, miscA 014oGarisAe,PortSt.Joe,
bcepting applications for OPERATOR excellent benefits pack- 8:00a. 51o3 SNautis Dt )
bridge project in Mexico 8a 53uPlease submitlusrDr513N
3Beach. Pile driving experi- DUMP TRUCK age. Please submit a re- 229.6200 Office
37YOUTHCOUNSELORS Beach. Pile driving experi- -DUMP TRUCK sume including references SAT. MAY 21, 720 Fortnerne600 ce
YOUTH COUNSELORS ence a plus. Women and DRIVER and a recent salary history Ave. Mexico Beach, t 814-7400 Cell Phone
COMPUTER REPAIR Up- minorities encouraged to A or B CDL by May 25 to: Ave. Mexico Beach (stuff
grades, networking. Free apply. Gilbert Southern is D EL Guf Cat Et from 3 households) 7-12
hone supportLovelace ckerd Youth an Equal Opportunity Em- DIESEL Gulf Coast Electric Central time.
Computer Services, 6536 Alternatives, Inc. ployer. Please call MECHANIC Cooperative,c SLY STORAGE
Hwy. 98, St. Joe Beach. A leader in alternative 850-648-5694. Roy BaresC.E.O. YARD SALEI Sat. May 21. S
Local phone 258-1525 treatment programs for Apply 4411 E. Hwy 390 Wewhtch, Box 8am-12N. 336 Atlantic St. Open Storage
youth-at-risk, is seeking CASHIER Part time week- or call at 785-5976 32465Wewahtchka Florida Twin beds, hope chest, TV Boats & Vs
GOLDEN RULE Pet sitting Juvenile Justice Counse- ends. Call Patricia Cape E-mail For Appointment
service. Going away & lors for our program in Trade Post. 229-8775. i tl rbarnesgcec.com gg Ca 85
wish not to jail the 4 leg- Vemon, FL. This is an ex- sNavrYre a Phone:,"6 Call 850-227-5500
ged kids. Working long traordinary opportunity to CIVIL ENGINEER (850)639-2201 x2020
hours & need the dog make a lasting, positive Csotest (5)9-2 20
walked. Mature, reliable difference in the lives of arrives Enineerin is EqualOpportunity 20X40 GREENHOUSE, BEA
pet owner & sitter. (in busi- youth. Responsibilities are seeking a Project Engineering sEmployer Steel & Wood, GREAT BEACH
ness 6 years) Will make providing a safe, secure for o Tallahassee i NO Hing DEAL $1500 firm. Call oic
house visit. (mail pick up & environment through the Appant mu ave a PUBLIC RECORDS RE- 850-653-8664 Ive msg. STOR GE
plant care incl'd) Referred use of group counseling, minimum of 1 y ear experi- SheetmetalMechanics PORTER. 2 days per mo
by local vet. Call Diana individual relationships, ein reside o a r expem-(every 2 wks) Apalachicola Day: 227-7200
227-5770or648-5081 mentoring and these of ercial development. Pipefitters /Port St. Joe. Reply: PO 57 Night: 647-3882
crisis intervention and Box 1904, Crestview, FL.
OLD MAIDS BY THE BAY de-escalation techniques. Please fax resume to (850) Box 1904, Crestview FL
Dni AS Y TH AY i ide -es calation techniques 668-0077, e-mail to Helpers all depart- 32536. 800-452-6882 St. Joe Beoch
cleaning service. Residen- Varied shift hours, includ-hn mente 30" Deluxe gas, self clean-
tial, vac. rental, weekly or ing evenings and week- riesnhargravesen ing range, very nice; And
bi-weekly rates. Call ends. aineerincom, or mail to NT OR LEASE
bi229-1654.a essCall ends. 1798 Thomasvile Road, Competitive Pay RECEPTIONIST/RESER- Gas dyer. Call647-5884 FOR RENT OR LEASE
229-1654. Leave message. Tallahassee FL 32303. > Profit Sharing VATIONIST Computer &
SHigh school diploma or 401k public relations experience DELUXE FIBERGLASS Dry storage space
year of directly required. One CONSTRUCTION LA- > Medical & Dental required. Some weekend bath and shower unit with
work experience highly BORERS CDL Class A Li- > Vacation and Holidays duty. Call Parker Realty @ fixtures. Cheap. Call 3,000 sq. ft.
preferred. M/F/DN. Minori- censed driver and Assis- > Safety Oriented 850-648-5777 or fax re- 647-5884.
ties Encouraged to Apply. tant Superintendent > and more.. sumes to 850-648-5779. CDa 229-6031
tiesneeded for established DIESEL TRACTOR C 229-
Fax Resume and Cover Development/Construction Apply 8a-2p, Mon- Thur. 25 hp, turf tires, finish
Letter to (727) 442-5911 Company for work in Gulf or email resume: ROOFERS & roof helpers mower, box blade, mov- Retail
Attn ene Hibber or and Franklin Counties. needed. Call 2296859 ing, Must Selll $3,500. Call Reail Space
Attn: Renee Hibbler or Salary based upon knowl- cusasoutheast.com 229-9088
400 Employment Apply Online at Salary based upon knowl- tncsusasoutheastcom
www.eckerdl.orca edge and experience, for SMALL ENGINE Mechan- Port City
more information Interest- 115-Southgate Road ic experience requi RATTAN LIVINGROOM;
parties should call Dothan, AL 36301 ic experience required. Ne LIVINGROOM;
ed partiesshould call Dothan, AL 36301 Salary, commission & ben- New Printer; New DVD. Shopping Center -
TRAW CK INC. (850) 653-5245 888-345-8450or efits. Apply in person. St. Call 850-648-8209 after 5
DECORATIVE 435 Corday Strt Joe Rent-All. 706 1st St or leave message.
Are you an energetic and dependable Concrete Co. Pensacola, FL 32503 PSJ WANTED TO BUY War 3000 sq. ft. shop.
worker? If so, you qualify for an oppotu- has PT/FT positions. Good 866-324-4999 War II Miltary Guns. Will Call George at
asSTUFFO PLASTERS & pay top price. Call
nity to launch your career with a growing pay based upon past ex- l. Laborers needed. Must be 647-5884. 229-6031.
company! You must be willing to travel ing to train right person. comforsyE, DFWP transstemusa.coport dependable & have ownlp-
and have valid ID and SS card. Come by, Call 227-3232 and leave a
introduce yourself and fill out an applica- A Semi-Dump Trailer Driv-
tion. (EOE) DRIVER TRAINEES! ers Short hauls, home line FENDER BASS GUITAR,
NEEDED NOW! No expe- every night Must pass co TOUCAN'S needs line FusENDER BASS GUITAR,
rWe offer great benefits to qualify ience required. Covenant DOT drug screen, physical pks, di was pers, on $375.00 FLUTEC, R $275.00
We offer great benefits to qualifying Transport has immediate and have a clean driving fn4/14 Call 850-647-6261 after
employees such as 401k, group medical openings for entry-level record. Competitive pay, 4 -47-
semi drivers. Our avg. Driv- health insurance, paid holi- 6pm EST. PLUS SMALL ENGINE
and dental insurance, employee stock pur- ers earn more than $36k days, paid vacation and a WAITSTAFF REPAIRS
chase, vacation, life and LTD Insurance, first year. Regionaldrivers good working environ- NOW AVAILABLE
uniforms and per diem. day CDL Training now or email resume to line's Riverfront Dining & ConroAlAL
available in your area. For crsmithandson@gtcom. Boss Oyster. Please apply Climate Control
a.< a. ~ee te ag e mi t a new career. Call TODAYI net EOE/Drug Free intree person: 123 Water REMEMBER: ADS in
a4' "w 1 6 1-866-280-5309 Workplace Street, Apalachicola. this classification may or St. Joe
a We are now hiring Bookkeeper A/R A/P etc Bayside Lumber vestment or my bere
multi-level marketing 706 First Street
Building Supply opportunities. We do
-Class A CDL Drivers Ful time will train not recommend giving Phone 227-2112
-Class A CDL Drivers ullme ll in Now accepting credit card or bank ac-
-Equipment Operators Must be able to use time efficiently applications for the count information out / MINI-STORAGE \
-Construction Crew Laborers Great working conditions following positions: research the phone. Always H
construction rew Laborers applicants held confidential Load Puller you plan to do business
Millwork Manager with BEFORE investing. a5xl0 10x10 10x20

www.trawickcn.Send resumes to the Star, Driver/Yard Helper R 6
www.P.O. Box 308 Apply in Person to: 1 n Si Rental 6 DaysW
1555 South Boulevard / Chipley, FL Port St. Joe FL 32456 516 First St.FL
Port St. Joe, FA 2 BR, Townhouse com- ASKABOUTFREE
850.638.0429 Attention Job No. 11388 "A Drug Free Workplace" petely furn'd on St. Joe MONTH'S RENT!
Beach, Call 647-5884

79JOE 8 FirSa
FOR LEASE Commercial THIS HOME has been
Office and warehouse stor- completely remodeled, 2br
age. In St. Joe commerce 2 ba with beautiful laminat-
park located on Industrial ed floors & is located in
Rd. (FL Hwy 382) behind city limits of Wewa. $135k.
Arizona Chemical. Each Call Linda Daniels/
space consists of an office, Coldwell Banker, 814-2057
bath, storage closet and or 769-8971
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 CHIPOLA RIVER HOME
leases. One month securi- 2+ Acres w/238 ft on
ty deposit. Office (850) beautiful spring-fed Chipo-
229-8014. Home (850) la River w/ 3BR, 2.5BA
229-8030 cell Home. Clark Inv. Prop.
850-258-4691 (850) 556-8669
Cove, waterfront condo
ip-i -i ceptual architectural plans
BI |1 complete, 33 units with
boat slips. This is a
"Project-in-a-Box" $4.95
million, Neil Ryder Realty
800 Real Estate 888-419-8844
a Bay Plantation in Gulf
FS County,, just off East Bay
and the Intercoastal Canal.
WEST END-Laguna Bch. Water deep enough for
104 Benecia Dr. 57'x50' lot, dock. Agents welcome.
just steps from dedicated, 850/227-7800.
beautiful Laguna Beach.'
House on property con- ; n I ^
sidered of no value. Seller -
is licensed Realtor and is
assigning purchase con- APPROX. 1 acre in Chipo-
tract, price reduced to sell la Landing Subdivision in
quickly. Asking $725,000. Gulf County on Dalkeith
850-543-1454 Rd (381) near Douglas
Landing. Agents welcome.
Comercal 850/227-7800.
80 ) S GULF VIEW LOT, 50x125.
Steps to beach. Older trail-
2176 HWY 98, 4 Lots, er, presently rented. $399k
great possibilities for Call 850-647-9214
multi-family, currently a LARGE BEAUTIFUL bdg
convenience store with lot in,Garrison Plantation,
gas pumps. $1,700,000. just before the cul-de-sac.
Call Joan Lovelace (local Lot 22, $149,900. Call
527-2560) Mexico Beach Donna Murray 227-4546,
Harmon Realty (800) Anchor Realty & Mortgage
239-4959. Co. for details.
Gulf/Bay View
Cortez Street
3 lots each 50x125
410 5th St., Mexico Beach, (cleared) 1st block off Hwy
FL. Beautiful beach house, 98. Great Bldg. lot. Excel-
FL. Beautiful beach house, lent investment. Investors
1615 sq. ft. Corner lot, make an offer on all 3. Will
modern kitchen and baths. not on $368,000.
House 3 yrs old, four bed-not last long at $368,000.
House 3 yrs old, four bed- per lot. Charles Lamb/ Jim
rooms, 2 baths. A 12x12 Hpdger l altey Panama
screened in porch. 16x24 HodgeCity. Realty. Panam850-527-7503
recreation room, heated City. 850-527-7503
and cooled, cypress wood
on the ceiling and walls.
Includes outside shower
with a deep well on' the
premises. A 12 x 20 stor- QUICK CASH for you lot
ages and boat covering in Sunny Hills. Please call
unit plus many extras. 502-558-8011
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
Georgia 3 BR, 2 BA Mobile
home on large corner lot.
Screened porch in front -
deck in back. Fenced in Marine I Aviation
back yard Short walk to 9 Ma i
beach. $295,000. Joan
Lovelace, Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty. (800) f
239-4959. Local 527-2560
MEXICO BEACH Trade 2000 FISHER, 24' Pontoon
Winds B beachside, Boat, 3.0 Inboard motor,
GulfView, 3 BR, 3.5 BA changing room w/porta
townhouse, garage, fur- potty, runs good, minor
nished, like new cond. upholstery damage,
$495,000. Joan Lovelace $9,500. Call 229-7056
Mexico Beach Harmon Re- leave message.
alty 800-239-4959 local
850-527-2560 www.
Garrison Ave. Charming 2. 1.
BR, 1 BA home in spotless
condition. Fenced back--,
yard, attached carport,
large metal storage shed. 0
On 78x100 lot. $209,900. 960iecreat oa7 &
Joan Lovelace (local Travef
527-2560) Mexico Beach -
Harmon Realty (800)9
Creek. Probably one of the 1997 DUTCHMAN Travel
nicest homes in the area, trailer, 26' needs minor in-
3br, 2ba, sits on .5 acre. terior repair, $4,500. Call
$128k. Call Linda Daniels/ 229-7056 leave message.
Coldwell Banker, 814-2057
or 769-8971
2 BR 1 BA, large lot with
well, lots of possibilities,
235 Court St., $375,000.
Call 850-647-3877 or
850-258-8557 1000 Automotive
Hwy 98. 3br, 2ba, located
on corner lot across from 14
dedicated beach, en-
front of home with unob- DODGE '00 Dakota Club
structed view of beach. Cab, Black, Excellent con-
Commercial possibilities. edition. Original owner;
Mustsee!Call Joan Love- many custom features:
lace (local 527-2560) Mexi- lowered suspension w/
co Beach Harmon Realty new bushings kit; custom
(800)239-4959 18" rims w/ Pirelli-P-50's;
www.thebeachsite.com custom stereo w/ 6 speak-
ST. JOE BEACH Vacant ers, 2 subs, 600 watt amp;
o A 54k miles; $11,800. Call
Bluff Subdivision. Backs
up to conservation area h m)
Brick, paved entry way, 0
lighted streets, under-
ground utilities, $219,900. i
Call Joan Lovelace (local
527-2560) Mexico Beach 2001 HONDA Rebel, ex-
Harmon Realty cellent condition $2,000
(800)239-4959 OBO. Call 639-5123

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