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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: May 26, 2005
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    Section B: Gulf Coast Community College News
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The Star Visitor's Guide Inside

will be closed

Monday,

May 30

in observance .

of

Memorial Day YO


The Pulse Of A River Page 2A County-Wide Voting Page 6A


UR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER FOR OVER 67 YEARS


Tentative Agreement Reached on New Hospital


County Moves Ahead with Half-Cent Sales Tax; Opening Targeted Late Summer of 2007


by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The malady had been identified
for at least two years. On Tuesday
agreement was finally reached on a
course of treatment.
By a 4-0 vote commissioner
Jerry Barnes was in Sarasota with
the Port St. Joe High baseball team
for the state championships the
Board of County Commissioners on
Tuesday night signed on to a mem-
orandum of understanding (MOU)
which is the first building block for
a new Sacred Heart Health Systems
hospital scheduled for opening the
second half of 2007.
The MOU between the BCC, the
county Health Department, Sacred
Heart and The St. Joe Co. contains
several contingencies, the most
notable from the county's position
a half-cent, sales tax intended to
address indigent and underinsured
care in the county.
The county's share of the stick-


er price for the hospital is capped at
$21.5 million over 25 years.
Commissioners dawdled little
after agreeing to the MOU, unani-
mously approving the implementa-
tion of the half-cent sales tax, like-
ly later this year.
"It's time for us as commission-
ers to step up to the plate," said
commissioner Carmen McLemore,
who acknowledged that he was not
an early fan of the location for the
new hospital, at Long Avenue and
U.S. 98 in Port St. Joe. "I think we
need to go ahead and make a deci-
sion. Let's not slow up, let's move
forward."
The sales tax must go through
the ordinance process and that
ordinance must pass by a super-
majority four of five commission-
er's votes in favor or the half-cent
sales tax will become a question for
a referendum ballot.
Barring a special election, that
would mean fall of next year at the


earliest, it was noted by members
of the county Health Care
Committee who made the presenta-
tion to the BCC during its regular
bi-monthly meeting.
"Each one of us has a feel for
the community and what its needs
are," said commissioner Billy
Traylor. "...This is an important
step. I really feel good about this.


"This is a tremendous asset.
This is the best for Gulf County. I'm
very happy with what's been pre-
sented to me."
Sales tax revenues would be
divided over the next 25 years
between providing the county's por-
tion of the hospital tab while estab-
lishing a separate fund to address
the care folks identified by commit-


tee member Jim Mcinignt as tme
"working poor," in general terms
those lacking health insurance but
not qualified for government
health-care programs.
The percentage of sales tax rev-
enues going toward the new hospi-
tal would start at 77 percent and
dip to 63 percent over 25 years;
(See County on Page 6A)


Carving a Path


by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
It has been four years of firsts
for Amanda Davis Sumner.
This past Saturday morning
was a first among those firsts for
the 1997 graduate of Wewahitchka
High School.
SSumner walked the graduation
stage at Florida State University
over the weekend, joining nearly
three dozen others as the first class
graduating from FSU's new medical
school, completing a journey that
was much a passage as carving a
'pthTor- others to fo loiw.
There has been four years of


Amanaa uavis sumner


being in the first class," Sumner
said between graduation rehearsals
last week. 'There are ups and
downs to being first of-anything ...
"But we ,are part of history.
This will be a model for medical
schools in the 21st century."
The FSU medical school was
created by the Florida legislature
and university officials in the late
1990s.
It was positioned as a new tem-
plate for medical schools, the aim
to put the students into clinical
sites earlier and secure more of
their education at the sides of
physicians-an'ii" residents.
In particular, it was intended
as a mechanism to recruit prospec-
tive doctors from the rural and
undeserved areas of North Florida
and train those folks so they would
return to their hometowns to prac-
tice.
For example, Sumner spent her
final two years of medical school
working at Pensacola's Sacred
Heart Hospital, Baptist General,
Santa Rosa Medical Center and the
hospital in Jay.
The time was spent one-on-one
with attending physicians typical-
ly they would be taught in groups
by a student one year ahead in
schooling and family-practice doc-
tors.
'They can teach you so much
more," Sumner said. "We got to see
how different hospitals are run.


The biggest thing, though, is you
get so much one-on-one time with a
physician."
Started in a single classroom


on the FSU campus, moved to
nearby Tallahassee Florida High
the following year, the medical
school recently opened a new $60


million building on campus
"I feel like I got a better educa-
tion than I could from any
(See Carving a Path on Page 9A)


Gulf County Graduation Ceremonies Held


By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
The culmination of nearly two
decades worth of education, rolled
into a symbolic passage into the
next step in life high school grad-
uation.
Camera flashes and beaming
parents illuminated both the Port
St. Joe and Wewahitchka High
School gymnasiums as Gulf County
bid farewell to 143 of its seniors.
On Monday, May 23, more
than half of the 94 Port St. Joe High
School seniors who crossed the
graduation stage to receive their
diplomas did so with honors or
high honors status.


Seventy percent of
Wewahitchka's 49 seniors received
scholarships during Saturday's
ceremony.
PORT ST. JOE HIGH SCHOOL
Thirty one students in Port St.
Joe's Class of 2005 qualified for the
Bright Futures awards, which pays
75 100 percent of tuition and
fees for graduates entering Florida
public universities, community col-
leges or vocational programs.
Heather Gavigan, Aaron Little,
Anna Salzer and Megan Todd qual-
ified for a Florida academic award
by achieving at least a 3.5 grade
point average, performing 75 hours
of community service and scoring
at least a 27 ACT or 1270 SAT..
Florida Medallion Scholars,
with at least a 3.0 GPA and score of
at least 20 ACT or 970 SAT, includ-
ed Charla Atkins, Sheena Bell,
Travis Burge, Lacey Carter, Laura
Leigh Clements, Beth Cordova,
Casey Flanagan, Lacey Franklin,
Heather Henderson, Jena Hogan,
Jake Howse, Nick Hunter, Raevyn
Jefferson, Chad Lucas, Nicole
Matthews, Whitney McAlister,
Whitney Nixon, Kyle Pickett, Jeffrey
Pitts, Maggy Quaranta, Charissa
Raffield, Laura Seay, Bennie Tiller,
Hillary VanZant, Daniel Vickery,
Jessie Wagner and Joseph Wood.
Official notification of Bright
Futures awards will begin in July.
Special recognition during the
ceremony included Travis Burge -
FSU Athletic Scholarship for base-
ball; Jenny Garth and Kendall
Hicks ($500 each) Choir


Scholarship from the First United
Methodist Church; Heather
Gavigan Southern Scholarship
Foundation for housing at UF;
Jonathan Gilbert Navy
Nuclear Science Scholarship;
Jarrod McArdle Junior Olympic
Qualifier, three-year state track
and field athlete; Anna Salzer -
($1,000) Panhandle Gator Club
Scholarship; Gavin Vickery -
Florida Ministerial Scholarship;
Casey Flanagan, Aaron Little,
Whitney Nixon, Megan Todd -
$6,000-$8,000 FSU Academic
scholarships; Raevyn Jefferson -
early admissions this past year to
FAMU making the Dean's List for


fall semester; Lindsey Hinds full
time GCCC student this spring;
Michael Bailey, Jeff Pitts, Mylissa
Brake, Joey Shearer, Charlie
Johnson, Coy Knox welding cer-
tificates.
Linda Lewis Wright Teacher


($500), Kenny McFarland; Kiwanis
Academics, math Nick Hunter,
social studies Jake Howse,
English Laura Seay, science -
Maggy Quaranta, outstanding girl
- Anna Salzer, outstanding boy -

(See Graduation on Page 7A)


Gulf Body Identified 26 Years After Death


By Anthony Cormier
Florida Freedom Newspaper
For years, Brenda Quiroz
scoured newspapers, Web sites and
vital statistics looking for her
brother. Every time police came
upon an unidentified body, Quiroz
made a phone call or sent an e-
mail.
For more than 20 years, Quiroz
searched in vain until early in
2003, the Washington state woman
finally found some luck and her
brother.
Now investigators are trying to
find a killer.
Authorities revealed Monday
that a 26-year search for the iden-
tity of a dead man was finally over,
as DNA tests along with the per-
severance of Gulf County investiga-
tors and a worried sister paid div-
idends in the decades-old mystery.
Detectives, using a costly DNA
analysis, recently identified skeletal
remains found just off State 22 in
February 1979 as those of Rocky
Lewis Berry, a Washington state
man whose body was dumped in
the woods just 3.3 miles west of


Wewahitchka.
"We've got some closure now,"
Quiroz said Monday in a phone
conversation from her home in
Zillah, Wash. "It's been more than
(See Body Identified on Page 5A)


Rocky Lewis Berry in the 1970's.


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Capturing the River as it Runs ":-
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By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
It worked so nice they
decided to try it twice. And


famed photographer of the
Everglades Clyde Butcher
and his wife Niki;
Tallahassee-area musician


Waters was so dynamic,"
said Niki Butcher, adding
that the film touched viewers
not only on an emotional


Richard Bickel (second from left), Clyde Butcher (center), Sammy Tedder (second from right)
and Elam Stolzfus (right) exchanged ideas and concepts with ABARK's Roger Martin on the porch
of Bickel's house this week.


expand the all-star lineup.
The team which several
years ago documented, in
image and music, Florida's
aquatic preserves, including
St. Joseph Bay, are collabo-
rating again to raise the pro-
file on one of Florida's most
pristine and threatened
ecosystems, the Apalachicola
River and its basin.
They've added to the
squad an eye trained on the
folks who ply the river and
bay Richard Bickel, famed
Apalachicola photographer
most-recently known for his
pictures of the people of
Franklin County.
They were quite an
impressive conclave this
week, sitting and trading
ideas on Bickel's porch -


and composer Sammy
Tedder; and Blountstown
documentary filmmaker
Elam Stoltzfus, whose film
Living U'aters: Florida's
Aquatic Preserves provided
the initial spark for this
artistic collaboration to bring
life to the history and people
of the Apalachicola River, to
tell the story of Florida's
largest and most pristine
river.
Stoltzfus, Butcher and'
Tedder brought Living
Waters to life two years ago,
the movie, funded by the
Florida Department of
Environmental Protection, a
paean to the waters which
cradle, and 'nurture, the
Sunshine State.
"The response to Living


level but an intellectual one,
the project a mold for future
endeavors of.a similar ilk.
S "It's been good for the
state of Florida," Niki
Butcher continued. 'There is
awareness there that the
waters bordering Florida are
being taken care of."
That awareness, and the
reception from the movie's
opening in February of 2003
struck a chord with Roger
Martin, director of develop-
ment at the Apalachicola Bay
and River Keepers (ABARK).
a non-profit group dedicated
to presenting the river while
educating people .on its
value.
With Stoltzfus's docu-
mentary, as well as
Butcher's accompanying cof-


fee table book of pho-
tographs and Tedder's CD of
music from the film, Martin
had a sneak preview of the
ideal mechanism to raise the
profile of the river.
"There never really has
been a documentary pulled
together of the past, the pre-
sent and the future of the
river," Martin said. "It was
the mixture of film and
music together (with Living
Waters).
"People don't know the
ecosystem of the
Apalachicola River. This sys-
tem is almost the same as it
was 100 years ago. You've
got to tell the story of it."
Martin said ABARK envi-
sioned the project on two lev-
els as an educational tool
and as a fund-raising mech-
anism for the group, which
has already secured 50 per-
cent of the funding for the
project from the Jelks Family
Foundation and Prudential
Resort Realty of St. George
Island.
The Apalachicola River,
Martin noted, was, along
with the Butchers' stomping
ground, the Big Cypress in
the midst of the Everglades,
are considered the two most
(See River on Page 13A)


One of the many sights along the river, a snake.
Contributed photos courtesy of Live Oak Production Group.


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Mosquito Control Urges



Residents to Report Problems


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Joe Danford can do
nothing to remedy your mos-
quito problem unless you tell
him where the problem is.
The director of Mosquito
Control made this simple
point last
Tuesday dur-
ing a special ii
meeting of To r
the county l
commission, probe
and he hopes
Gulf County cal
residents will ca
take his mes-
sage to heart. Conth
In an
interview fol- 1401
lowing the 1
m e'e ti n g Leav
Danford Leav
stressed the
importance of calll
residents calling
reporting
mosquito
problems, noting that it is
impossible for the county to
set up a spraying schedule
without first isolating the
areas needing special atten-
tion.
The state requires
Danford's office to provide a
justification for spraying,
which can be positive results
from surveillance traps and
landing rate counts, where
mosquitoes are tallied in/
a given area over a peri-
od ranging from a
minute to
overnight, or fre- \1
quent com-
plaints of a mosqu-
to problem in a par-
ticular location.
Danford noted
that the depart-
ment will intensi-
fy efforts in those /
areas where,
complaints are made, but
added that many residents
are unaware that they need
to report mosquito problems.
"I know the people of
Gulf County are not getting
on the phone," he said.
Although there is no offi-
Scial mosquito season,
Danford reported that mos-
quitoes seem to be most


prevalent between April and
October, when the nighttime
temperature reaches around
60 degrees.
The mosquito problem
became an issue after the
recent flooding, when stand-
ing water in ditches and on


report a mosq

lem in your a

the Mosq

ol office at I

I or 639-44

e a message

ig after hour


private property became
breeding sites for the
insects.
Low-lying White
City has become an
area of particular
concern because
of its

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(J / p o o r
V/ V\ drainage.
Mosquito Control treats
breeding sites such as city
ditches with three different
types of larvacides in bri-
quette form. The larvacides
attack the intestines of larval
mosquitoes, preventing them
from digestingfood.
Three mosquito truck
units spray permethrin, a
synthetic derivative of the


chrysanthemum flower that
has long been used to kill
mosquitoes.
Danford noted that 40
different species of mosqui-
toes can be found in the
area, all with "different
modes of operation."
Som e
species come
**ito out during
iU O daylight hours,
others prefer
Irea, the shade of
azalea bushes
Iaito and the sinis-
Ster culex nigri-
palpus, a carri-
22 7 er of the West
Nile virus, flies
in the evening,
4 preferring a
drizzle of rain
e if and very light
wind.
Those
So reporting a
mosquito prob-
lem will be
asked to identify the time of
day the mosquitoes are most
numerous,
and the office
will spray
accordingly.
"You can't kill
them when they're
not out," said Danford.
A little yard mainte-
nance can eliminate poten-
tial mosquito breeding
grounds. Danford advises
r people to empty contain-
ers, rain gutters, chil-
dren's' swimming pools and
old tires of water.
To defend against mos-
quito bites, people should
wear long sleeved clothing.
and spray DEET on any
exposed areas.
Danford noted that mos-
quito repellents such as Skin
So Soft, which is effective for
an average time of 23 min-
utes, require more frequent
applications.
Dusk and dawn are the
worst times for mosquitoes.
To report a mosquito
problem in your area, call
the Mosquito Control office
at 227-1401 or 639-4084.
Leave a message if calling
after hours.


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..Visitor's Gu'ide Foreword....
Visitor's Guide Foreword ^ l


In last week's edition of The Star
newspaper. Blair Shiver described
the success of the most recent St.
Joseph Bay Cleanup and Kayak Fes-
tiv'al.
The weather \was suitable for
framing, there were plenty of prizes
and friendly competition and above
all there was no shortage of trash.
As reporter Blair Shiver wrote,
some 50 folks participated in the
third annual cleanup and brought to
the scales nearly 900 pounds in
about two hours. Describe it as near-
ly half a ton it sounds even more
hefty.
One local, Bob Mills, lugged 259
pounds to the scales himself in those
two hours.
Blair noted that a significant por-
tion of those pounds were likely
packed on by the series of storms -
particularly Bonnie and Hurricane
Ivan during the past years. There
was, Blair noted, sufficient plywood
and lumber recovered to construct a
new home. Cinder block and a show-
er head indicate possible remnants
of the dozens of homes felled by Ivan
alone.
But there was plenty of other
debris call it for what it was,
garbage bobbing along in that
water and along the shore of the bay.
Look back at the previous two years
and hundreds of pounds of trash
were collected, including items such
as desalinization unit.
The kayakers were amazed, it
was reported last year, .at what all
could fit into a kayak.
After spending two hours in the
kayaks, some arranged trash in piles
on the lawn outside Happy Ours to
troll the banks for more trash.
This year volunteers found, in
addition to the usual suspects of
bottles, cans and cigarettes we
almost pass them off as if they don't
really count, until you started build-
ing piles and before long you have
real garbage several rubber ducks,
an old buoy, shoes and a shower
head, Blair reported.
Inside this week's edition of The
Star, Apalachicola Times and Carra-
belle Times, readers and those new
to the area will find a visitor's guide,
our stab at attempting to provide a
guide to the jewels of Gulf and
Franklin counties, that part of Old
Florida which could hardly be
described as forgotten anymore.
We have attempted,' over 32
pages, to provide a profile of our lit-
tle dot on the map, offer insight into
things to do, spots from Mexico
Beach to Carrabelle to while away
the hours whenever the beach and
sun aren't hypnotizing.
Certainly, we have overlooked


some things. failed to make mention
of an e\ent or a park. something.
sa-. like the Florida Panhandle Bird-
ing and Wildflower Festival.
In part, that is because for those
of us w\ho make this bend in the map
home they are as plain as the dorsal
on a dolphin and just as easy to take
for granted or overlooked.
Heck, in putting together the
guide, we learned a few things our-
selves.
And there is a common theme to
the visitor's guide which emerges
quickly pristine, and trying to stay
that way.
The goal here is eco-tourism, with
the emphasis on the eco. The beau-
ty, the treasures, to be discovered
here are largely out of doors, or at
least within rock-skipping distance
of the water.
Whether that water is the shallow
crystals of St. Joseph Bay or the
swift Apalachicola River, emptying
into the Gulf of Mexico at its breath-
taking basin.
We hope you'll look at and be able
to well use the visitor's guide during
your Memorial Day holiday or sum-
mer stay in this slice of Eden.
But we'll start with one small
request maintain the theme.
There is no denying what draws
folks to one of Florida's last real
stretches of green. Those of us carv-
ing out lives here, tussling with the
brutally expensive housing market
and the wages and workforce
requirements of a service economy
while growth whispers in our ears,
understand the attraction.
And worry as the temperatures
and numbers at the supermarket on
Saturday morning rise.
Most days are packed with post-
card moments, most nights bracket-
ed by sunsets and sunrises that
have inspired artists for decades.
The land offers recreational outlets
most can only dream about.
Just remember the pottery rule
about owning what you break.
Our version is far less restrictive.
We want you to fish the waters, to
take the prone position on the beach,
hike the trails of a nearby park or
wildlife refuge. Take it all out for a
spin. We don't mind sharing.
Just treat it as your own and
return it the way you found it.
A message in a bottle found
during last year's St. Joseph Bay
Cleanup sounds cuddly, but the
eagle soaring overhead or the dol-
phin gliding through the bay might
disagree.
And, with all due respect, they
are the visitors we want to ensure
arrive again and again.


My only defense was I
was very young. And naive.
And not very worldly. And
stupid!
I saw the crowd parting
as if by magic as my Dad
stormed his way through.
The closer he came, the big-
ger he got! I wasn't exactly
sure what I had done to stir
such ire....but I was rehears-
ing my lie or apology, or
both, if they were needed to
deflect his anger. I was look-
ing around to see if Leon was
near enough so I could point
the finger at him when Dad
grabbed my right arm, just
above the elbow.
He eased me up with one
hand until he had me eye
level with him. I was think-
ing there wasn't no lie big
enough to get me out of this
one! And I still didn't have a
clue as to why he half-
sprinted across the town
square, past the speakers'
stand and the World War I
marching troops to embar-
rass me like this in front of
the entire town!
'Course, the whole town
knew my Father was a man
of few words and lots of
action. That's why the semi-
circle around us was silently
widening. No one wanted to
be accidentally caught up in
something that looked like it
could turn ugly at any sec-
ond.
The high school band
had just. finished a rather
weak rendition of The Star
Spangled Banner. They
played it every year as the
Memorial Day parade ended
in front of the square. Then
the two old guys from the.
Spanish-American war
would be recognized. And
Mayor Y. D. Moore would
introduce some soldier in a
uniform who would talk a
little longer than me and
Yogi, Buddy and Ricky Gene
could stand.
I was ten years old that
spring of 1957.
And I knew to stand still
and reverently wait for the
National Anthem to end. But
we had been tossing some
gravel down toward Main
Street just "wondering" if
one of the horses or some of
the finely dressed ROTC
boys might slip on their way
past the reviewing stand.....
I reckon I was paying a little
more attention to the rocks
in the road than I was to the
large American flag rustling
in the breeze high above Bai-
ley Wrinkle's Hardware!


The Star

PAGE FOUR THURSDAY, May 26, 2005



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Hu b DKesley Colert

by Kesley Colbert


Out of Sight, Not





Out of Mind!


Maybe I did have a clue
as to why I was three feet off
the ground dangling precari-
ously close to a mountain of
a man who could literally
chew up sawdust and spit
out two by fours. I started to
explain it was Ricky Gene's
fault but that great inner
voice of self preservation told
me not to say a word!
"Son, you see that flag
behind me that means so lit-
tle to you that you can't take
one minute out of your pre-
cious time to stop and
salute." He raised me up half
of a foot so I could see with
exacting clarity the precise
flag to which he referred.
"Men gathered up on a hill
out side of Boston in 1775
and fought the British for
the right to this land even
while the colors and shape of
that flag were being worked
out. Over 450 Americans
died on that hill."
He lowered me back to
eye level. 'They didn't get to
have a parade! Neither did
the brave souls that win-
tered under that flag at Val-
ley Forge. Or those brave
souls who fell with the fort at
Ticonderoga. Or the Caroli-
na and North Georgia boys
who fought hand to hand
with the British at King's
Mountain and at Cowpens.
"More good Americans
died as we defended that flag
again in 1812." He raised me
up for another look. "And the
spirit of freedom that flag
evokes was alive and stand-
ing tall beside the Texas flag
at The Alamo.
"Our nation put that old
flag to the test for sure in
1861. And this country
turned blood red as no one
backed down at Fredericks-
burg, Chancellorsville, Spot-
sylvania or Cold Harbor.
Brave soldiers died by the
tens of thousands by a
church at Shiloh, in a corn
field at Antietam, on a little
round top hill at Gettysburg
and in a ghastly crater at
Petersburg. They sang,
'When Johnny Comes
Marching Home
Again'.....but the sad reality
was in so many instances,
he didn't!
"Son, the whole world
looked to that flag when the
Kaiser invaded France. And
we left some of the best men


the world has ever seen face
down in the trenches near
the Maginot Line and deep in
the Argonne Forest."
His grip tightened a lit-
tle. "And son, I can tell you
more about World War II
than you could ever want to
know! You couldn't start to
believe or understand the
heat and the rain in New
Guinea, or the interminable
distance between an LST
and the beach at Tarawa, or
the fierceness with which
the Japanese defended Biak
Island! The world can't com-
prehend that 250 men bat-
tled up Mt. Suribachi on Iwo
Jima--but only 27 walked
back down."
I knew he had been in
the war. Me and David Mark
took the medals off that ugly
green coat in the closet and
pinned them to our t-shirts.
But Daddy had never said
nothing about it.
He started to ease me
toward the ground, "And the
world doesn't remember
Lance Corporal Robert S.
Colvette or Private First
Class Dutch Wineager or
Paul Goddard or Billy Tib-
bits...." His voice kinda
trailed off and I realized he
was listing friends that went
over with HIM that didn't
COME BACK!
Then I saw the tear.
It wasn't a big one mind
you. And it was over in one
corner of his eye. But it was
the first tear I'd ever seen
him shed! -
He didn't whip me! He
turned and the crowd melted
before him as he headed
back toward his seat.
Friends, I've had 48
years to study on that tear. I
know for certain it was shed
for his fallen
comrades.....but I think a
part of it was out of shame
for his idiot son!
He died in 1979. Cancer
did what the Japanese bul-
lets had failed to do. We
never had another discus-
sion about war, memorials,
death or the flag. I believe
with all my heart we both
understood that it was not
necessary.
I got the message the
first time!
Very Respectfully,
Kesley


Go The Distance

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor




Remembering





A Hurricane

Admit it.
Memorial Day assumes a altered identity this year,
thanks to our visitors of last year, Bonnie, Ivan, Jeanne,
Frances and so on.
They just kept showing up, like uninvited relatives. The
fact that most in Florida would be able to link them on a
Jeopardy! explains all that needs explaining.
Memorial Day, for many this year, means that hurricane
season is just a turn of the calendar page away.
As life evolves, milestones assume different identities.
In my youth, Memorial Day meant the Indy 500 and a jug
of milk in Victory Lane. After I crossed the Mason Dixon line,
Coca Cola and its 600 in Charlotte entered the equation.
I am ashamed to admit that the bedrock value of Memo-
rial Day, to remember those who fight and die to protect this


county we cherish really san- in as an adult, and only in
recent years.
Maybe it was the vagaries of youth or coming of age in
the aftermath of the Vietnam War, a time when the political
unpopularity of that war was cast unfairly upon the men and
women who simply followed orders and served country.
On the other hand, I think there is something to be said
for growing up in a small town, one located in area where the
military family, both active and not, is so vast, so tight-knit.
It's fair to say that until you've observed Memorial Day or
Veteran's Day in towns such as Port St. Joe and Wewahitch-
ka you haven't truly appreciated the service and sacrifice of
the men and women of uniform.
It's a feeling summed up in the tear mentioned near the
end of Hunkerin' Down with Kes this week.
My guess, though I have no way of scientific method of
proof other than looking at old newspaper clippings, is that
this was not simply a byproduct of 9/11.
It's just another on the list of what makes this place spe-
cial.
But this year, Memorial Day is also a reminder that hur-
ricane season is about to heat up and all one has to do to
remember why that's important is gaze again at the front
page photo that ran in The Star last fall following Hurricane
Ivan's horrific passage.
And at the man, slumped to all fours, hat in hand, his
home, reduced to a bonfire ready to be lit, in the background.
Along with Hurricane Opal in 1995, the scariest night
many locals have experienced was Ivan's arrival and the fun-
nel clouds he spawned.
It could be argued that it is just another example of gov-
ernment reacting to ask its citizens to be something it is not
- proactive but the recent legislation creating a tax break for
hurricane preparedness is a lonely example of effective gov-
ernment.
Those who wish to prepare for the hurricane season to
stock the sort of items only thought of in the frenzy of an
approaching storm when everybody else in town is also
crazily seeking the same items will have the opportunity to


be smart without having to pay the government to do it.
Flashlights under $20, generators under $750, certain
gas tanks, weather radios, waterproof sheeting and tie-down
kits and several other items generally required only as prepa-
ration for potential disaster can all be purchased between
June 1 and June 12 without plunking down sales tax.
It is an obvious extension of the sales tax holiday law-
makers have provided in the past on clothing and other items
as families prepare to go back to school. The emergency man-
agement folks statewide have applauded the initiative.
And for those in town on Thursday evening, more prepa-
ration will be offered by WJHG-TV and its meteorologist
Jason Kelley, who converted many in Gulf County with his
unerring predictions during the evening that Ivan rumbled
ashore to our west.
Kelley seemed almost prescient in diagnosing tornado
after tornado, the rainfall and the winds we could expect,
which .is quite an accomplishment by any standards, let
alone those in meteorology where a correct prediction in the
morning concerning the weather that afternoon sometimes
seems out of reach.
But the hurricane tour the station and its partners
engaged, including experts from around the region and state,
was an informative and lively affair last year. Particularly for
those visiting or living in the area for the first time and there-
fore considering what a hurricane was for the first time.
Kelley's program will start at 7:30 p.m. at Port St. Joe
High School. It's free. It's open to the public.
So the state and others are attempting to make it easier
than ever to prepare for hurricane season, which runs until
November. Last year, when Florida was the punching bag of
the Caribbean, could be a prelude to an extended period of
stormy seasons, experts say, predicting a busy 2005, which
likely brings a shudder to many still trying to rebuild from
2004.
And as state emergency director Craig Fugate said there
is excuse not to be ready.
Some of us just need to remember that man, his head
hung low, and his beachfront home rendered kindling.


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mony last Friday in the gym-
nasium.
Sixth-grade Gold Card
members included Jared
Arnold, Adrian Browning,


Evan Brumbaugh, Kristi
Davis, Maverick Dugger, Lilla
Dykes, Megan Gannon,
Dylan Hester, Zach Hunter,
Alexis Jones, Jazmine
Kennedy, Lindsay Martin,
Amber McCullough, Katie
McNeill, Russell Miller,


Charlotte Murnan, Sarah
Murnan, Samantha
Nicodemus, Davida Odom,
Brandon Peak, Sean
Pridgeon, Erica Protsman,
Roman Quinn, Caitlin Rich,
Tiara Smith, Levi Strickland,
Kacey Thomas, Cassie Tullis
and Chase Watford.
Seventh-grade Gold
Card members were Jacie
Ball, Evan Branch, Robyn
Carroll, Cody Clark,
Christopher Cochran,
Stephen Denton, Chelsea
Flanagan, Rebecca Furr,
Megan Gentry, Sara
Hoffman, Adrian Hubbard,
Brittany Hypes, Mallorie
Jones, Chellsey OiNeill,
Kayla Parker, Jasey Powell,
Melanie Raffield, Stephan
Ridgeway, Darcy Trauger,
Kasie Thompson, Chelsea
Walker, Sara Ward, Amelia
Warniner and Lily Wright.
Eighth-grade honorees
were Emily Baxley, Brennis
Bush, Tayler Byrd, Angela
Canington, Jessie Faircloth,
Jonathan Girtz, Sarah
Hiscock, Krystal Keigans,
Kathleen Kerigan, Javiiun
Langston, Douglas May,
Kayla Minger, Susan Mullen,
Jessie Raffield, Kayla Spilde,
Heather Strange, Brandon
Strickland, Meredith Todd
and Kaelyn Williams.
Immediately following
the awards ceremony, these
students were honored with
a pizza party in the commons
area of the high school.


Kings and Queen
Crowned at Head Start
Three students at
Highland View Head Start
were crowned royalty follow-
ing a Pennies Drive to raise
money for field trips and t-
shirts.
(I-r) Joey Howell, Terri Rae
Phillips and James Smith col-
lected the most pennies
towards the $350 total funds
raised.
The Pennies Drive was
organized by the Parents
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County-Wide Voting Committee Tosses Issue Back to BCC


by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The committee conclud-
ed the issue should have
never really been placed in
their laps.
And therefore on
Tuesday evening the Board
of County Commissioners
was handed back the hot
potato of county-wide voting
for its action.
Actually, as Julia
Cunningham, chairman of
the committee noted, the


issue was not really much of
a hot potato considering a
sliver under 67 percent of
county voters expressed
their desire for a return to
county-wide voting in a non-
binding referendum mere
months ago.
"I am confident no one
misunderstands the citizens'
desire on this subject,"
Cunningham said, noting
that in each of the county's
five districts, and in 15 of 16
precincts on voting day last


November, the measure was
approved by a solid majority.
"I am confident you
understand your responsibil-
ity as our elected officials to
do whatever is necessary to
return to county-wide voting
immediately."
The committee which
had been able to reach a
quorum in just two of 12
scheduled meetings,
Cunningham noted while
urging commissioners to
carefully consider availability
and desire when weighing
appointments to similar
committees in the future -
boiled the prospects down to
three scenarios.
All three center on the
Federal District Court and a
consent decree issued by
that court in the early 1980s
which directed the county to
single-member districts.
Commission chairman
Nathan Peters, Jr., could vol-
untary drop the lawsuit that
led to the decree, at a mini-
mal legal cost.
Barring that, the county
could return to federal court,
as Washington County did
three years ago, and seek to
have the decree terminated.
Estimates peg the legal costs
at less than $50,000 provid-
ing Peters or another party
did not oppose.
Finally, should Peters or
another party oppose the
county's action for relief, the
remaining option would be to
press the case nonetheless.
The cost, according to a
Tallahassee law firm contact-
ed by the committee, was
estimated at roughly
$100,000.
Cunningham noted that
the central reason the


Washington County case was
not opposed was because
plaintiffs would have been
responsible for attorney's
fees for both sides should
they not prevail. Balancing
the likelihood of success
against the potential bill, the
county's action was not
opposed.
'The same situation
applies here," Cunningham
noted.
Peters refused comment,
even when pressed by com-
missioner Bill Williams.
'The most important
thing is that 66.9 percent of
this community says this
has to happen," Williams
said. "It's totally unaccept-
able ... that the chairman
will not listen to the commu-


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conversely the amount avail-
able for other programs
aimed at the "working poor"
would grow from 23 percent
to 37 percent.
"I like that, that's super
good," said commission
chairman Nathan Peters, Jr.
According to Health Care
Committee members, 28 per-
cent of employed workers in
Gulf County lack health
insurance, the highest rate
in Florida.
Treating the indigent
and underinsured at a new


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nity and drop his lawsuit."
The continuation of sin-
gle-member districts,
Williams added, was bringing
with it inefficiency in the way
the county conducts busi-
ness due to the status quo of
five bosses with five sets of
priorities.
Cunningham later noted
that the threshold for peti-
tion signatures to put the
matter on the ballot and
before voters for definitive
action is relatively reachable.
Any further delays would
only alienate voters,
Cunningham argued, with
each commissioner facing re-
election in the coming few
years.
Cunningham also pro-
vided the BCC with four new





to grow to at least $3.1 mil-
lion over 25 years, the num-
bers the county's portion of
the bill are directed toward.
Committee members
highlighted two key provi-
sions of the MOU St. Joe
would put in the deed for the
land to be donated for the
project language which
would put the parcel in
county ownership should a
health-care facility cease to
exist on the site.
Additionally, the coun-
ty's share is capped, and the


obligation will end. should
Sacred Heart decide to sell
the facility.
The figures used by the
Health Care Committee in
calculating sales tax revenue
- which show the amount
growing more than 7 percent
annually, with the share
directed to the hospital
beginning at $342,000 and
growing to $1.7 million a
year over 25 years were
"conservative" McKnight said
and would "grow faster than
we've estimated."
Therefore the half-cent
sales tax could be retired as
soon as eight years early.
Left unanswered by the
MOU, as commissioner Bill
Williams noted, was a con-
tingency should something
unforeseen occur economi-
cally and the sales tax not
generate the predicted dol-
lars.
The most vocal dissent-
ing voices came from those
attempting to re-open Gulf
Pines Hospital. Current
administrator Ken Dykes
and Bob Pugh of Pugh
International, which has
been brought in by new
owner Medical Capital to
operate the facility, said they
are attempting to get the
doors open again and urged
commissioners not to rush
on the sales tax issue.
"We will be coming back
up here," Dykes said. "We
will be re-opening. It will
have an impact on the deci-
sion you are making."
Commissioners provided
a forum, but the words have
clearly become hollow and as
McLemore put it, "We have to
move on."
'This community has
been paralyzed by that hos-
pital," Williams added. "It's
the ghost of Christmas past


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scenarios to go with four
leftovers from 2001 for
potential redistricting to
bring greater balance in pop-
ulation and responsibilities
for individual districts and
commissioners.
Commissioners agreed
they needed more time to
study the maps. There was
no decision or movement on
the county-wide voting issue,
which clearly frustrated
Williams.
"We've got to agree on
conception, then we can talk
about structures," he said in
speaking of the proposals for
redrawing districts. "We have
one mission and that's repre-
senting the entire county."


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that has put us in this state
today."
The parameters of the
MOU have been bandied
about for months and
remain largely unchanged,
save for some adjusting of
numbers.
St. Joe will donate the
land and site mitigation -
estimated at $6.5 million -
and will donate $5 million
over 10 years to hospital
development through its
community foundation. St.
Joe will also support local
fund-raising efforts aimed at
bringing in $2 million.
Sacred Heart will build,
equip, staff and operate the
49,000 square foot, 25-room
facility which will contain
three operating rooms, a
24/7 emergency room, diag-
nostics and helipad.
Initial dollars from
Sacred Heart will total $24.6
million, according to Peter
Heckathorn, president of
Sacred Heart's Medical
Group.
Sacred Heart would ulti-
mately borrow $32.8 million,
paying $46.5 million when
debt service over 25 years is
added.
Negotiators of the MOU,
which included county busi-
nessirand economic develop-.
ment .officials, estimated the ,
ecoonoic impact of the facil-
ity at $85 million in the first
year and only to grow, with a
hospital payroll, with more
than 200 jobs, to begin at
$6.3 million annually.
Those figures do not
include the ripples from the
medical complex to arise
adjacent to the hospital and
the physicians who will
hopefully make it their base
of practice.
The approval of the deal
Tuesday means the Health
Department's clinic in Port
St. Joe will begin extended
hours later this week or early
next week.
Sacred Heart is on board
for X-ray for the facility, St.
Joe has agreed to provide a
finite amount of dollars to
address initial operating
shortfalls and some hiring
has already taken place.
The Health Department
will also, as part of the grand
framework, open and oper-
ate a similar clinic when its
new facility in Wewahitchka
is constructed. A portion of
the uninsured/indigent fund
is intended to defray operat-
ing costs at the clinics on
both ends of the county.
"We are a very progres-
sive county for considering
this," said Doug Kent, execu-
tive director of the Health
Department, of the MOU.
"This is not only for the
south end of the county but
also the north end of the
county. The committee over-
whelmingly supported it."
There are still contingen-
cies tied to the MOU: county
implementation of the sales
tax and meeting the $21.5
million commitment and
Sacred Heart's securing a
state Certificate of Need and
licensing the two most signif-
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Graduation


Aaron Little; Arizona
Chemical Science ($1,000),
Anna Salzer; Marilyn Witten
($1,000), Daniel MacDermid;
Gold Cards ($200 each),
ENC 1101 Heather
Gavigan, AP calculus -
Anna Salzer, Spanish II -
Maggy Quaranta, physics -
Whitney Nixon, Gloria
Ramsey award ($500) -
Anna Salzer, Salutatorian
award ($350) Whitney
Nixon; Shelly Coldewey
Memorial ($500), Maggy
Quaranta; Tom Coldewey
Memorial ($500), Aaron
Little; George Tapper (top
numeric GPA, $1,000), Anna
Salzer; Billy Tapper ($390
each), Jena Hogan, Garrett
Garland;
Gibson Rotary ($1,000
for up to .four years), Jenny
Garth; Kiwanis Gulf Coast
Community College ($1,000),
Laura Seay; Walter Wilder
($1,000 a year for up to two
years), Kenny McFarland;
Gulf Coast Honors (two years
tuition), Rebekah Farmer,
Lacey Franklin, Jena Hogan;
Gulf Coast Leadership (one
year tuition) Lacy Carter,
Josh Dailey, Jarrod McArdle,
Jake Owens, Amy Sasnett;
Grace Baptist (two $500
scholarships), Laura Leigh
Clements, Kenny McFarland;
Zedoc Baxter Memorial
($500), Anna Salzer; Oliver
and Laura Taylor Memorial
($250), Megan Todd;
Junior Service League
($500), Charissa Raffield;
Highland View Fire Dept.
and Regina, Clay and Kayla
Smith Memorial ($1,200),
Sissy Smith, ($200) Kari
Dykes, ($200) April
Middleton; Beaches Fire
Dept. and Carl Fox (for
Marilyn Funderburk, $500),
Nick Hunter; White City Fire
Department and Carl Fox
(for Marilyn Funderburk and
Frazier Hardy), Charla
Atkins, Lacy Carter, Rebekah
Farmer, Heather Henderson,
Danielle Myrick, Whitney
Nixon;
Junior Beta Club ($500),
Anna Salzer; Dixie Youth
Softball ($250), Sheena Bell;
The Star ($200), Casey
Flanagan; GCEA ($500),
Johna Pittman; C. Leonard
Belin Lions Club ($500),
Jake Howse; Citywide
Missionary Society ($500),
Erin Hill; Jay Rish-Century
21 Business ($1,000),
Sheena Bell; Dorothy N.
Beard Memorial ($500),
Bennie Tiller; Pastor Jimmie
L. Williams ($1,000), Johna
Pittman;
Franklin/Gulf Retired
Educators ($500), Maggy
Quaranta; Workforce incen-
tives ($250), Randy Brannen,
Kari Dykes, Kimberly
Needham, Jessica Plair,
Courtney Preston, Bennie
Tiller; Judge Bob Moore
Memorial ($500), Jake

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Howse; Jimmy and Susan
Wilder (full tuition at GCCC),
Kyla Moore, Charissa
Raffield, Ryan Wood; J.
Lamar Faison ($500), Aaron
Little;
Oak Grove Assembly of
God Veterans ($600), Beth
Cordova, Amy Sassnet,
Jessie Wagner; Coastal
Community Bank ($500
each), Chad Lucas, Megan
Todd; Junior Miss, ($1,300)
Anna Salzer, ($800) Laura
Seay, ($600) Charissa
Raffield, ($300) Whitney
McAlister, ($250) Maggy
Quaranta, ($150) Megan
Todd;
The Bank ($250 each),
Whitney Nixon, Zach
Williams; Band Boosters
($500 each), Charissa
Raffield, Kayla White;
Emerald Coast Federal
Credit Union ($5 savings
account opened for each
senior); VFW Post #100069
NJROTC Leadership ($500
each) Stacey Matthews,
Hilary VanZant); NJROTC
Junior Service League ($500)
Jenny Garth; George Duren
Piggly Wiggly ($500)
Kimberly Needham; A
Challenge Scholarship,
Lacey Lowery; Benjamin Roy
Gibson Family ($1,000)
Aaron Little;
BAE Systems ($1,000)
Laura Seay; Pam Nobles
($2,000) Megan Todd;
Herman Dean ($500) Kayla
White; Forgotten Coast
Builder's Association
($1,000) Kenny McFarland;
Daniel White Fund, Raevyn
Jefferson; Apalachicola
Police Department ($500)
Ashley Webb; Sylvester
Williams Foundation ($250)
Ashley Webb; Christian
Academy ($250) Raevyn
Jefferson.
WEWAHITCHKA HIGH
SCHOOL
Several graduates
received early verification of
the Florida Department of
Education Bright Future
Awards. Academic Scholar
nominees included Kody
Bidwell and Daryl Knee.
Medallion Scholar quali-
fiers included: Shannon
Barnes, Zach Barnes, Jenna
Breman, Sheiletta Fisher,
Jade Gaskin, Britney Grice,
Nathan Grimes, Jade
Gaskin, Courtney Martin,
Sarah Montgomery, Porsche
Sandlin, Will Strange and
Mitchell Udell.
U.S. Military recognition
included; Marines Scott
Hightower, Jimmy Robbins,
Jerremy Yoder; Navy Amy
Niehaus, Trey Nunnery.
Shannon Barnes -
Cleckley Enterprises ($800),
The Star ($200); Zach
Barnes GCCC Leadership
($1,300), Presidential
Freedom Scholarship ($500),
GT Com ($1,000), Tupeolo
Lodge ($500), Delta Kappa
Gamma ($500), Junior
Service League ($500),
African American Collegiate
Scholarship ($450), National
Honor Society ($35); Jeena
Bremin Cleckley
Enterprises ($800), National
Honor Society ($35);
Sheiletta Fisher University
of Central Florida Pegasus,
Gold Scholarship ($9,600),
Coca-Cola Business Services
($5,000), GT Comn ($1,000),
Geraldine Williams Memorial
($500), African American
Scholarship ($450), H&H
Career Choice ($250), Gulf
Coast Workforce Incentive
($250) National Honor
Society ($35); Jayna Foster
- Walter Wilder ($1,300);
Jade Gaskin GCCC


Honors ($2,600), George
Gaskin Jr. Memorial ($300),
Tupelo Lodge ($500), Gator
Booster Female Athlete of the
Year ($250), Gold Card
English IV ($100), Overall
Gold Card ($100) National
Honor Society ($35); Candice
Gordon- Cleckly Enterprises
($800), African American
Collegiate ($350); Holly Gray
- Ivey P. Crutchfield
Memorial ($500); Britney
Grice Wewahitchka
Women's Club ($1,000),
National Honor Society ($35);
Nathan Grimes Arizona
Chemical ($1,000) Gulf
Coast Workforce Incentive
($250), Gold Card Analytic
Geometry/Trigonometry
($100), Gold Card Physics
($100), Gold Card Foreign
Language ($100), Band
Booster ($100), National
Honor Society ($35); Geoffrey


Helms Luke and Leola
Taunton ($2,000), Cleckley
Enterprises Scholarship
($800); Kaci Hoover -
Jimmy and Susan Wilder
($1,300); Cameron Home -
African American Collegiate
($350); Michelle Keith -
African American Collegiate
($350); Daryl Knee Jimmy
and Susan Wilder ($1,300);
Tiffany Laird No Fuss
Framing ($500), African
American Collegiate ($400),
Gulf Coast Workforce
Incentive ($250), Dr. Michael
Barnes ($25); Sarah
Lawrence Marine
Transportation Services and
Queen Craft Shipyard
($4,000); Brandy Little -
James Moss/Julia Wood
Cleckley ($1,300), Gaskin-
Graddy Insurance
Agency/Frank and Violet
Graddy Memorial ($500),
Gulf County Junior Miss-
Physical Fitness ($250),
National Honor Society ($35);
Courtney Martin GCCC


Leadership ($1,300), Walter
Wilder ($1,300), Ivey P.
Crutchfield Memorial ($500),
Harold's Auto Parts
Leadership ($250), National
Honor Society ($35); Latonya
McNealy African American
Scholarship ($350); Brittany
Moon Bateman-Wooten
($250); Sarah Montgomery -
Luke and Leola Taunton
($2,000), Charles and Betty
Cleckley ($1,300); Jill Pippin
- GCCC Leadership
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Miss ($400), National Honor
Society ($35); Kayla Rich -
Cleckley Enterprises ($800);
Jinrmy Robbins Captain
Bobby Guilford ($500);
Porsche Sandlin Muscogee
Lodge ($7,000), Gulf Coast
Workforce Incentive ($250),
National Honor Society ($35);
Brandi Sasser Enterprise-
Ozark Junior College softball
scholarship; Will Strange -
Timmy Strange ($4,000),
Stella Tillman Scholarship
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*'Less than three ydars
ago, 'Floridians took' to the
polls in support of a free
Voluntary Pre-kindergarten
(VPK) program for four-year-
old residents.
With the VPK mandatory
start date of fall 2005, the
Gulf County school system is
preparing to offer 40 district
slots, with 20 each in Port St.
Joe and Wewahitchka ele-
mentary schools, on a first-
come, first-serve basis.
The school district will
become a VPK provider
pending approval by the
state Department of
Education later this week.
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cation of $2,500 per child,
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and an insufficient number
of ways to say thank you.
Surveying the crowd of
retirees honored at Tuesday
morning's school board
meeting, Superintendent
Tim Wilder expressed his
heartfelt appreciation to
Betty Bouington, Linda
Bancroft, Joyce Sweazy,
Carolyn Witten, Sharon
Shearer, Vernon Eppinette,
Connie St. Clair, and Minnie
Likely.
"I can look around this
room and know there are
going to be some voids,"
Wilder said.
Wilder noted that he'd
personally begged many of
the employees to stay, but
wished them well in their
future pursuits.
"I know you have bigger
and better things to do," he
said.
Some of the employees
Planned to spend some over-
due time with their hus-
bands, while others had their
grandbabies in mind. Even
as they looked forward to
retirement, many were
noticeably sad to leave the
jobs they'd held for decades.
As the employees accept-
ed plaques from vice-chair-
man Charlotte Pierce, Wilder
playfully prodded them to
speak.
Likely wouldn't bite, say-
ing, "No, I'm all talked out
after 35 years."
Bancroft praised her
employers, saying, "Gulf
County is the most wonder-
ful place in the world to
work," and Sweazy offered
her friends and colleagues
some words of affection: "I
love ya'll, love you, love you,
love you."
The eight were not just
valued employees, but dear
friends and neighbors. Board


faith-based providers may
adopt a school-year program
consisting of 540 instruc-
tional hours or a summer
program consisting of 300
instructional hours.
The Gulf County school
system has opted to provide
a 3-hour-a-day school-year
program from 8 11' a.m.
Parents will have the
option to pay for extended,
regular school day hours for
a cost estimated at around
$40 per week.
No food or transporta-
tion will be included in the
free program.
Florida residents with
children who will be four
years old by Sept. 1 may
complete a pre-application
for VPK services through the
Panama City-based Early
Education and Care, Inc.
Pre-applications are
available online at www.vpk-
florida.com, and completed
forms must be returned to
the Early Education and
Care office at 450 Jenks
Avenue, Panama City, FL,
32401, or faxed to (850) 769-
1066.
For those without a com-
puter, pre-applications can
be completed over the tele-
phone at 1-800-768-8316
x2256.
After the pre-application
is approved, a representative
from Early Education and
Care will contact parents to
schedule an appointment to
begin the application


member Billy Quinn, Jr.
grew up two doors down
from Likely and board mem-
ber George Cox taught
Witten, St. Clair and
Bancroft.
"I wouldn't be here with-
out Mr. Cox," said Bancroft.
"It's all his fault."
A presentation by Paula
Waller, executive director of
the Panhandle Area
Educational Consortium
(PAEC),' followed the plaque
presentations.
Waller presented the
board with a report of ser-
vices for the 2004-5 school
term, highlighting the suc-
cess of the Florida Education
Channel (FEC), which com-
bines online courses, FEC
programming and internet
follow-up to help teachers
reach their professional
development goals, and the
Teacher-to-Teacher initia-
tive, which creates web-
based workshops and hosts
roundtable teacher discus-
sions.
A 1965 graduate of Port
St. Joe High School, Waller
concluded her presentation
by repeating some wisdom
spoken by a pastor at her
granddaughter's recent
christening: "There is no
change without change."
Waller was reminded of
the phrase while watching
the board say its farewells to
the retiring employees.
"It hurts to lose wonder-
ful people," said Waller, "but
as that change occurs,
another change will happen."
In his superintendent's
report, Wilder praised the
success of the recent Port St.
Joe and Wewahitchka high
school graduations.
Port St. Joe High award-
ed over a million dollars in
scholarships while managing


process.
S Once the application
process is complete, parents
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plans are tentative, with the
county currently following
the guidance of the DOE and
the Agency for Workforce
Intervention, the governing
body for Volunteer Pre-K.
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ceremony, while
Wewahitchka High awarded
over $385,000 in a likewise
speedy manner.
"I would challenge any-
one around here to top that,"
said Wilder.
Wilder commended the
Wewahitchka High School
girl's softball team for their
spirited play in the state
semifinals, saying, "They
acted with class and sports-
manship," and praised the
Port St. Joe High School
baseball team for being the
only public school competing
in this year's state champi-
onship.
Quinn offered some
encouragement for the
underdogs, recalling his own
advancement to the state
pony league championship
at age 12.
His opponents, said
Quinn, "called us country
hicks," but the Shark spirit
proved no match for the
opposing team.
"We tore the cover off the
ball," laughed Quinn. "We
brought the gold back to
PSJ."
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county for a successful
school year, Quinn noted
that the new year will bring
new challenges, particularly
in training starting teachers,
but added that he was confi-
dent that the county would
"work through" all difficul-
ties.
With the board joining
him in congratulating the
graduating seniors, Quinn
urged the young people to
become productive members
of society who remained
mindful of their roots.
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traditional medical school,"
Sumner said. "And to be a
part of every program that's
been started, to be a part of
so many firsts, that's reward-
ing."
Number among those
firsts the chance to grab a
sheepskin on graduation
night over the weekend.
Sumner missed the
opportunity as a senior at


Wewahitchka High School
since she was occupied fur-
ther south with the state
softball Final Four. She
missed graduation at the
University of Florida because
she had to be in Tallahassee
to begin medical school the
following day.
"This will be my first
graduation (ceremony) and
hopefully my last," Sumner


Amanda Davis Sumner did her third-year family medicine
rotation with Dr. C, David Smith of Jay.


said with a chuckle. "You
think it's never going to get
here, too. It's an adrenaline
rush."
Sumner's transition into
medical school came cour-
tesy of a rush of a different
kind. Sumner had matricu-
lated to Chipola Junior
College on a softball scholar-
ship, but hurt her shoulder
during her second year at
Chipola and dreams of
advancing in the softball
ranks disappeared.
That injury, over her to
years at UF, seemed to trig-
ger a pull in a different direc-
tion, put new career paths in
front of her.
"I don't feel like I chose
medicine, I feel like medicine
chose me," Sumner said. "I
couldn't imagine doing any-
thing else in the world. I love
it. I love working with people.
"Sometimes you can help
people, sometimes you can't.
But the chance to make a
difference, to help, and work
with people is what I love."
The U.S. Army provided
fuel to her dream. Sumner


Body Identified F, Page .IA


25 years and we never quit
looking for him."
In December 2002, Gulf
County Investigator Jake
Richards played a hunch
and posted information
about the remains on a Web
site. Richards offered as
many details as he could,
going so far as to consult a
Florida State University
anthropologist who speculat-
ed that the remains were of a
young white male.
The anthropologist also
found that the man had
recently suffered a broken
arm and a broken rib,
although both breaks had
likely healed two years before
his death. But more reveal-
ing to Quiroz, who scoured
the Internet looking for her
brother, were forensic details
that showed a history of foot
paralysis. According to
forensic investigators, the
man likely suffered a foot
disorder as a child and
would have had corrective
surgery between 10 and 12
years old.
"It's called Char]g.-


Marie-Tooth," Quiroz said.
"It's actually a. disease that
affects your muscles. The
men in my family have it. It
started in my brother
before he hit puberty and as
soon as I read that on the
Web site, I just knew it was
Rocky."
Six weeks after Richards
put the information on the
Internet, Quiroz called the
Gulf County Sheriffs Office.
Berry, Quiroz said, left
Washington in May 1978
because he did not want to
return to a boy's home in
nearby Tacoma.
Berry's mother urged
him not to go, but he decided
to hitchhike to California
and finally to Florida. Quiroz
said Berry, then about 18,
stayed with family in Florida
before losing touch sometime
during the cross-country
trip.
"We had relatives in Fort
Lauderdale," Quiroz said. "I
have no idea how he ended
up in Gulf County."
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Berry's mother, but hit a
snag: because the body was
badly decomposed, they
could not use the more com-
mon nuclear DNA sample to
identify the remains.
Detectives then contacted
the FBI, where scientists
said they could use a more
complex and expensive -
technique that tests for mito-
chondrial DNA.
Again, however, there
was a hiccup: the FBI's lab
was so backed up with
requests that the case would
be stuck on a two- year wait-
ing list.
Investigators called pri-
vate labs and found the cost
to be more than $6,000, an
enormous sum for the small
department in Port St. Joe.
"I know I haven't got that
kind of money," Quiroz said.
At a standstill, a new
detective picked up the case.
Investigator Chris Buchanan
stepped into his father's
shoes in September 2004,
taking over where former
Chief Investigator, ,. Jim
Buchanan Chris' father -
left off. Working with the
National Center for Missing
and Exploited Children and a
local Medical Examiner's
Office, detectives sent the
DNA samples to a lab- in
Dallas.
Last month, the lab
returned with the news that
Quiroz had waited more than
25 years to hear: the remains
belonged to her brother.
Armed with an identity,
investigators now believe
Quiroz was in Bay or Gulf
County in the summer of
1978. His death is consid-
ered a homicide and investi-
gators are again searching
for clues.
"Now I wonder who and
why," Quiroz said. "I'm glad
they're not letting it lay. It's a
cold case and they could
have just let it go. But they're
not. They want to find out
who did this to Rocky. It's
taken 26 years to come this
far. I don't think anybody
wants to turn back now."
Anyone with information
about the case is asked to
call the Gulf County Sheriffs
Office at (850) 227-1115 or
contact investigators via e-
mail at cid@gulfsheriff.com.


applied for a scholarship
under the Health Profession
Scholarship program with
the Army and was accepted.
The program provides money
for tuition, health insurance
and $1,000 a month as a liv-
ing stipend.
"It made my life a lot eas-
ier than a lot of other stu-
dents," Sumner said.
The trade-off is that she
owes the Army four years,
one year for each year of
school paid under the schol-
arship program. Sumner will
report to Fort Hood, Texas in
mid-June to begin her three-
year residency.
Sumner will specialize in
emergency medicine, a diver-
gent road from her original
intent to become a family or
primary care physician.
"It just grabbed me,"
Sumner said. "I like the
excitement. And you spend
about 50 percent of your
time doing primary care any-
way because so many people
have to come to the emer-
gency room to receive basic
medical care."
Sumner said she envi-
sioned leaving the Army after
four years to perform "travel-
ing" emergency medicine,
going where the need lured
her. And after that, well,
there is that new Sacred
Heart facility much dis-
cussed for Gulf County.
"I could envision myself
coming back and being in
emergency medicine" at the
Sacred Heart facility,
Sumner said.
But last week, it was a
time to reflect, an opportuni-
ty to look back on all that
has been accomplished the
past four years.
There were certainly low
points. The FSU medical
school did not receive its
accreditation after Sumner's
first year it was given tenta-
tive accreditation last year in
preparation of receiving full
certification upon the gradu-
ation of its first class.
"My husband, Ed, said
that this was what I wanted
to do and he was not going to
let me stop," Sumner said.
"He's put up with the 16-
hour study days, the long
work hours. This is his grad-
uation day, too."
And tipping the scale
were plenty of high points -
being a part of the first grad-
uation class from the med-
ical school, being a charter
member of- FSU Cares, a
medicine-based service orga-
nization now the largest on


Amanda Davis Sumner (center) was among the first doctor's
graduated by Florida State's new medical school last weekend.


the FSU campus, establish-
ing a child immunization
program through the medical
school and trips to Panama
to help the underserved.
"When you initially start
medical school it becomes
your whole life," Sumner
said. "You lose contact with
family, you lose contact with
friends: During that first
year you begin to doubt
yourself. Did the application


board know what it was
doing?
"But my family and
friends have been so sup-
portive. I don't know how to
express my appreciation for
all the support I've received
over the years."
The sneaking suspicion
is that medical school diplo-
ma might have done the
trick.


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The Sharks ended spring
football practice on an up
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the Byrd touchdown was a
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by Tim Croft
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The wounds were largely
self-inflicted.
A series of fielding mis-
cues fueled a four-run fifth-
inning for seventh-ranked
Hollywood Christian (24-4)
which broke open a close
game and ninth-ranked
Wewahitchka (23-7) fell for
the second-straight year in
the Class 2A softball semifi-
nals, losing 7-2.
The Lady Gators' undo-
ing was five errors, all made
in the infield, which led to
five unearned runs for
Hollywood Christian and
proved the difference in the
game.
Hollywood Christian fell
1-0 to top-ranked Lakeland
McKeel (31-1) in the champi-
onship game.
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while in large part kept
Hollywood Christian at bay
only to be undermined by the
defense behind her.


"She pitched well, she
kept them off balance," said
Wewahitchka assistant
coach Coy Adkins. 'They had
a slugger who has signed
with Georgia Tech and
Brandi shut.her down."
The game was a 3-4 con-
test after two innings and
remained that way until the
fateful fifth inning, when the
Lady Gators allowed four
unearned runs.
"That was all errors, we
made five infield errors,"
Adkins said.
Britney Grice had a dou-
ble for Wewahitchka, with
Jade Gaskin singling twice
and Sasser once.
SIt was the third-straight
Final Four appearance for
the Lady Gators and the fifth
time Wewahitchka had been
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(back row, I-r) Randy and Lisa Sasser, her brother, Bubba, Coach Coy Adkins and Assistant Coach
Daniel Miller.


Sasser Signs Letter of Intent



with Enterprise-Ozark


By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Wewahitchka Lady Gator
Brandi Sasser will continue
her shining softball career
this fall at Enterprise-Ozark
Community College in
Alabama.
Softball coach King
Jones said he had scouted
the shortstop for about a
year at the advice of one of
his players parents.
Fred Terryn of Panama
City alerted Jones of the six-
year starter. His daughter,
Nicky, faced Sasser many
times during her high school
career.
Sasser will not only be
teammates with her former
opponent next fall, but the
pair will also be roommates.
- After- star pitcher


Samantha Green was injured a goc
this season, Sasser stepped arou
up to the mound to pitch said.
seven consecutive games. -
She allowed only one earned
run in regional play, accord- good
ing to Coach Charles Fortner. every
"Sheis a versatile player, of Br


od athlete, just an all
nd good player," Fortner

Enterprise is getting a
quality player and
one here is ..very proud
andy," he added.


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Gaddis Receives All-Conference Honors


Stephen Gaddis, a 2003
graduate of Port St. Joe High
School, received All-
Conference USA Honors
Saturday in Houston, Texas.
Gaddis signed with the
University of South Florida
his senior year in high
school. The track team trav-
eled to the University of
Houston for their final
appearance in the
Conference USA
Championships. USF will be
moving into the Big East
Conference beginning with
the 2005-06. academic year.
Gaddis vaulted clean at
16-00.75 feet to capture the
number three spot for his
team and garnished a bronze
Conference USA medal.
When the dust settled, USF


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place. Head Coach Greg
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of both his men's and
women's teams.
"Our men scored in every
single event but one. For
them to score 70.50 points
with 16 athletes is amazing. I
just can't say enough how
proud we are of them," Thiel
said.
In reference to Gaddis,
USF Pole Vault Coach Don
Marsh said, "I'm thrilled with
Stephen's vaulting this year.
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week's Conference USA
championships, all the hard
work paid off with a jump of
16' 3/4" which placed him
third in the competition. We
are going to set our sights on
a 17' jump for Stephen next
year."


Gaddis will return next
season to wear the green and
gold but he is quick to show
off his purple and gold State
Championship rings he
earned while at Port St Joe
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Clyde Butcher and Elam Stoltzfus set shots which will next year be part of a book about the
Apalachicola River and basin and the people which inhabit this pristine ecosystem.


pristine biospheres in
Florida by the United
Nations.
Filming on Apalachicola
River: An American Treasure
has begun in earnest over
the past several weeks,
Stoltzfus said, with Butcher
and Bickel essentially taking.
their own paths to a'coinmon'
point.
That point is a book to
accompany the film which


will combine the soft tones
and personal profiles of
Bickel's work with Clyde
Butcher's black-and-white
portraits of the land, lending
a yin and yang to the book
portion of the project.
Both photographers -
'"We crazy. artists," as Clyde
Butcher described the group,
- are donating their efforts to
the project.
"We should have a nice


balance because we'll have
the mix of water and man,"
Bickel said. "Water revives
the human spirit; there is
that connection."
Clyde Butcher added, "I
need absolute stillness and
(Bickel) needs absolute
movement...
'This project involves
people and nature. People
are involved in nature,
whether they like it or not."


River


Clyde Butcher noted that
he would not be involved
with the project save for
Stoltzfus; the project is also,
Niki Butcher noted, the ideal
excuse to meet and work
with Bickel.
"Elam was the nucleus
of the whole project," Clyde
Butcher said.
And as he has undertak-
en the filming, Stoltzfus, who
lives not far from the
Apalachicola, said he's been
amazed at the richness of the
story there to be mined, with
as many available subplots
as tributaries on the river.
'Through these stories
that I am finding, I've found
more connection than I
thought," Stoltzfus said, not-
ing the film will attempt to
capture in 57 running min-
utes everything from Indian
history and pre-Civil War
days along the river to what
the future might hold for
Florida's greatest waterway,
with the major segment
dwelling on those who live
and work on the river today.
"This is a story that
needs to be told." Stoltzfus
added.
Even to those who live in
the neighborhood.
"I'm from around this
area, I love this area," Tedder
said. "I've never been on the
Apalachicola much. What an
Amazonian-like experience.
It's been a great thing to be a
part of."
Tedder, as is his custom,
has accompanied Stoltzfus
on some of his travels up and
down the river, taking in the
sounds, searching for mater-
ial. He recently came upon
some rare river cane which
he believes will be suitable to
carve a flute to be used
exclusively for the project.
And as residents of
South Florida, where pave-
ment long ago overtook the
green spaces, the project
provides the Butchers evi-
dence that maybe, maybe,
some errors won't be repeat-
ed far to the north.
"For people up here to
think this way is very vision-
ary," Niki Butcher said of the
film project and its creators.
"Looking at the future before
the future stomps on them.
That's an extraordinary
experience."
The hope is that in April
2006, when the film is
scheduled for premiere and
the book, CD and DVD go on
sale, a success similar to
Living Waters is the end
result.
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throughout the country. The film will soon be distributed in
Europe.


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sion stations as well as those
in Georgia and Alabama.
Film festivals will follow and
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Since its release, Living
Waters has been screened at
festivals around the country,
garnering a slew of awards. It


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Pooled ResoFed up with that
big hole in the
Pool d R. sourc syard? Think garden


Story by JEANINE STEWART
and NICK HARDER
Photos by CAROL
LAWRENCE
Freedom News Service
When the novelty of own-
ing a swimming pool wears
off and the hassles of main-
tenance become too much,
some people move. Others
simply .neglect the pool and
let it turn into a green, slimy
mosquito breeding ground.
But Fredda Wiener took a
more practical and environ-
mentally friendly route: She
filled her 16-by-32-foot pool
with dirt and made a garden.
"It was too much to take
care of, and it was expensive.
We were looking for another
way to use the pool," she
says.
She and her husband,
Bill Wiener, who was presi-
dent and owner of Master
Pools in Colorado Springs,
Colo., put in the pool in 1972
to show as a model to cus-
tomers. They loved using the
pool at first.
Then they got tired of
having to get up at 2 a.m. to
prime the pump whenever
there was a hailstorm, of
keeping the right mix of
chemicals in the water, of
paying $400 per month to
heat the pool, of winterizing
the pool each fall.
So in 1997, just before
Bill Wiener died, they
embarked on turning the 7-
foot-deep pool into a gigantic
planter. Bill Wiener super-
vised the project, making
sure the pool could be sal-
vaged by future owners of
the home.
Workers covered the
skimmers with boards to
keep the dirt out, poured a
layer of pebbles and rocks on
the bottom, then added a
layer of construction sand.
They filled the rest with rich
soil.
"We did miss the swim-
ming at first," said Wiener,
82. Swimming had been like
therapy. It was her mode of
exercise and relaxation.
The garden, however, has
transformed one mode of
exercise into another.
"It keeps me limber," she
said. "It's therapy to get out
there and deadhead the flow-
ers."


The Wieners aren't the
only couple who found them-
selves with an unwanted
pool. Others aren't tempted
by a garden, they just want
the pool "gone."
Richard Albrech of
Orange, Calif., had his pool
removed in 2003. "Our pool
was 30 to 40 years old and
was great when the kids were
younger and at home. We
didn't use it very often any-
more.
"We also had the problem
that it was the highest spot
in the back yard and when it
rained, all the water ran from
the decking and cement to
the house.
"We are enjoying our
'larger' back lawn and would
do it again."
Patrick Cahill of Orange
County, Calif., had his fami-
ly's pool removed three years
ago at a cost of $6,300. "And
it was worth every penny," he
said.
Now the Cahills no longer
worry about their grandkids
falling into the pool, and as
an added bonus, they have
space to park their travel
trailer.
Terri Lavoot of Anaheim,
Calif., had a hard time find-
ing a contractor who would
remove her 43-year-old
gunite pool for a reasonable
amount.
"It took us about five
months to find somebody,"
she said. "All the contractors
were asking $17,000 to
$25,000 to take out this little
backyard pool. For that
amount I could probably
have put in a new pool."
But, it wasn't age or prob-
lems that caused Lavoot to
want the pool removed.
'The pool was fine," she
said, "but almost no one
used it anymore and we
thought of putting a room
addition where it was."
About a year ago, the
Lavoots found a contractor
who did it for $10,000.
Jennifer Pho of Cypress,
Calif., was sad but relieved to
see her swimming pool dis-
appear.
"It was so bad," said Pho
with a shake of her head.
"With so much rain this year,
the water in the ground
made the pool come out of


the ground."
"It must have come out
almost three feet," echoed
David Frisch, who demol-
ished the pool and returned
the back yard to its original
condition.
As many owners of
unused pools discovered,
empty pools will lift out of
the ground when heavy rains
saturate the soil. "We're just
swamped with people who
have had similar problems
and want their pools demol-
ished," Frisch said.
There is so much busi-
ness that his company,
Frisch and Sons Inc., a gen-
eral engineering firm in
Orange, Calif., now special-
izes in removing swimming
pools and in-ground spas.


drainage, demolishing the
pool and then putting 2 feet
of a good soil on top and
compacting all of it came
to about $10,000.
'"That's not unusual,"
Frisch said.
Homeowners considering
getting rid of a swimming
pool should consult with
their city or county for regu-
lations on pool removal.
Some communities allow
homeowners to demolish a
pool and haul off debris, or
just bury debris at the site.
Others require a soil engi-
neer to specify a plan for
demolition.
Cypress, Calif., allows
demolition of fiberglass and
gunite pools, with reburial of
debris, but requires complete


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TO THE BRIM: Fredda Wiener sits in front of the garden cre-
ated by filling in her swimming pool several years ago. Weiner
and her husband were tired of the pool's maintenance and
expense, but they made sure the swimming pool could be sal-
vaged by future owners.
And, though he has done removal of vinyl pools.
this work in Southern Why not just let residents
California for 15 years, he fill in the pool, rather than go
has never seen anything like to all that trouble and
the number of problems this expense?
year. Here's how the city of
"Gunite pools, fiberglass Fullerton, Calif., explains the
pools ... there's just so many need for demolition: "The
having problems we can't concern is that an aban-
keep up with the demand," doned gunite pool will act as
he said. a bowl, and unregulated
The Phos' pool was about back-filling may create an
1.8,000 gallons, Frisch esti- area of super-saturated soil,
mated. It took up most of the which could prove to be a
small back yard, with very hazard to the public's safety.
little room between it and the The other consideration is
concrete wall in back. Heavy that there may be a future
rains caused the pool shell to building on the site and the
shift and push up dramati- uncompacted fill would not
cally on one side. be adequate to sustain the
All the work Frisch did -' loading, and the new struc-
pulling permits, testing soil, ture would likely suffer
drilling for four long days to "structural damage."
make holes in the bottom for Translation: If you don't


tear the pool out, you could
create a quagmire or make
the soil unstable, so that
anything built on it could
end up looking like the lean-
ing tower of Pisa.
Frisch said he always
uses a soil engineer to test
the soil to be used for refill-
ing, even if not required by
the city in which he's work-
ing.
"When you're talking
about building something on
top of where the pool was
removed, you don't want to
take a chance about whether
the soil will support it."
While the methods of
demolishing or removing a
pool or spa differ somewhat,
here's an example of how
Frisch works on a pool that
is to be broken up but the
materials left in the ground:
*A written estimate is
provided.
-Permits are pulled from
the city or county.
*Utilities too the pool are
capped at the house.
*Any water in the pool is
pumped out.
*Four drain holes are cre-
ated in the bottom of a pool
(and spa, if it's part of the
job).
*City or county inspec-
tions are made.
*Gravel is poured in the
pool and spa.
*-Gunite and surrounding
decking are broken up.
*Backfill with clean soil
and 4 inches of topsoil are
poured into the hole (if the
owner so requests).
*A final inspection is
made.
Prices vary widely, but
you can expect to pay
$8,000-$20,000, depending
on the situation and the con-
tractor you hire. Complete
removal usually costs more
than demolition because
more labor is involved, along
with hauling away the
debris.
Even if you don't plan to
build on the site, you need to
think about future use.
Lynne Burt-Jenkins of
Garden Grove, Calif., found
that out when she decided to
replant the area after'having
her pool demolished and the
remnants buried.
"One thing I did not antic-


ipate in advance when I had
my pool removed was that I
intended to plant several
large trees in the now pool-
less area. Tree holes are
deep. In one spot, pool debris
was a couple of feet closer to
the surface than I had antic-
ipated. ... Anticipate what
you will do with the site after
removal, so you and the con-
tractor can plan for it."
Fredda Wiener found one
big advantage to using her
old pool as a planter: It's
easy to control the garden's
contents. Weed- and rock-
free, the rich soil has pro-
duced bright, healthy flow-
ers. Another plus: It's in a
sunny location. Wiener's old
garden had too many trees
surrounding it, but the pool
was built in an open area to
keep leaves out, so it gets a
healthy dose of sunlight.
The garden's tendency to
behave like a pool has its
challenges, however, espe-
cially with heavy rains;
Occasionally she has to
pump water out with a sump
pump, a device typically
used to removed water from
flooded basements.
Hail ruined the garden
twice one summer, but all
the plants bounced back;
Wiener said.
Hail damage and pump-
ing water are small prices to
pay for all the benefits;
Wiener loves to entertain, so
the garden serves her well.
"The garden is a backdrop
for people to see while they
are at, the party and while
they are eating," said
Wiener's neighbor and
friend, Marsha Roullier.
Wiener wants to let pool
owners know that, should
they get tired of maintaining
'a big tub of water, it makes
sense to find another use for
it.
"This might be'a real eye-
opener for some," she said.


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$2,325,000
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This is a FUN, FUN PREMIER VACATION HOME! Custom plantation shutters, 10'ceilings, crown holdings throughout the home, surround sound,
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and a minute to the Gulf by boat.
Close to local shops and restau-
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SWell-maintained home with lots
of possibilities. 2 bedrooms, 2.5
"' bathrooms, Sits on 1.5 lots in a
quiet residential neighborhood
with lots of trees. Very close to the
Beach. Sun room/office on main
.. level. Could make room down-
stairs into a 3rd bedroom. Large
workshop/storage under the house and an outside utility building.
Beautiful upstairs deck where you can relax and listen to the birds
singing and the leaves rustling. Cooking area under the house and a
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Sales Tax Holiday for Hurricane Preparedness




to be Held Starting June 1 through June 12


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THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY








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By Keith L. Jones, CPA
Sales Tax Holiday for
Hurricane Preparedness to
be held June 1 through June
12.
For the period 12:01
a.m., June 1, through mid-
night, June 12, the 2005
Florida Legislature enacted
and the Governor approved a
tax-free period directing that:
No sales tax shall be collect-
ed on specific items related
to hurricane preparedness
which must be in the price
range specified on the list
below.
List of tax exempt items:
The following is a list of the
specified items that will be
tax free. If the sales price of a
qualifying item exceeds the


What Is A

By Keith L. Jones, CPA
As we have discussed
previously, the use of limited
liability companies (LLCs) by
small, privately owned busi-
nesses is becoming increas-
ingly popular. A LLC is a
business entity organized
under state law. In the late
1990s, the Florida
Legislature passed legisla-
tion in a clear attempt to
make Florida's laws on LLCs
consistent with other busi-


allowable threshold amount,
the tax exemption will not
apply.
Qualifying items selling
for $20 or less:
Any portable self-pow-
ered light source
Battery-powered flash-
lights
Battery-powered
lanterns
Gas-powered lanterns
Candles
Qualifying items selling
for $25 or less:
Any gas or diesel fuel
container
Qualifying items selling
for $30 or less:
Batteries, including
rechargeable (listed sizes
only)


C-cell
D-cell
6-volt (excluding auto-
mobile and boat batteries)
9-volt (excluding auto-
mobile and boat batteries)
Coolers (food-storage;
non-electrical)
Ice chests (food-storage;
non-electrical)
First aid kits are always
exempt from sales tax,
regardless of price
Qualifying items selling
for $50 or less:
Radios (self-powered or
battery- powered)
Two-way radios (self-
powered or battery-powered)
Weather band radios
(self-powered or battery-pow-
ered)


Tarpaulins (tarps)
Flexible waterproof
sheeting (visqueen)
Ground anchor systems
Tie-down kits
Qualifying item selling
for $750 or less:
Portable generator to be
used to provide light, com-
munications, or to preserve
perishable food in the event
of a power outage due to a
hurricane.
Note: Battery-powered or
gas-powered light sources
and qualifying portable self-
powered radios will qualify
for the exemption even
though they may have elec-
trical cords.


limited Liability Company (LLC)?


ness-friendly jurisdictions,
including Delaware. All fifty
states, and the District of
Columbia, have LLC
statutes. In most states, a
LLC can be owned by a sin-
gle-member (SMLLC).
How is a LLC formed?
A LLC is formed in the
State of .Florida by filing
Articles of Organization with
the Florida Secretary of
State. LLCs are required to
file annual reports and pay


annual fees to maintain sta-
tus.
Although one can form a
LLC online and without pro-
fessional help, I recommend
that you contact an attorney
to assist you with the forma-
tion of a LLC. This is espe-
cially true if you have others
than yourself involved in the
ownership of the LLC.
Who can own a LLC?
Any individual or busi-
ness entity can own a LLC. A


Prickly Pears Gourmet to Celebrate 2nd Anniversary


On Saturday, May 28,
Prickly Pears Gourmet
Gallery celebrates their sec-
ond anniversary. The festivi-
ties start at 10 a.m. with an
art show featuring local
artist. At noon, the wine and
beer tasting begins, then at 2
p.m. the entertainment
starts with vocals and guitar
by Lorie Kline and later by
John Mazz. There will be
food demonstrations and
tastes of all kinds of gourmet
goodies throughout the day.
* Thecost for the.tasting is
$10 and the proceeds will be
donated to the Gulf Alliance
for Local Arts (GALA).
GALA's goal is to estab-
lish an umbrella arts organi-
zation that raises public
awareness of the arts in the


tri-county community. The
mission statement of the
Gulf Alliance for the Arts
defines its objectives: "The
Arts Alliance will coordinate,
present, encourage, and pro-
mote the Arts, including
visual, performing, literary,
and media arts, as well as art
education, in our communi-
ty." More information about
GALA can be found at
www.gulfalliance.org.
Prickly Pears Gourmet
Gallery is an eclectic shop is
full of unique original art
work and gourmet treats.
Hand dipped chocolate,
imported cheeses, a full line
of spices, wonderful sauces,
gourmet coffees and teas,
fine wine, imported and
micro-brewed beers and


beautiful original artwork
can all be found in a bright
and fun tropical setting.
Cooking classes and
wine classes will be starting
in June. The schedule will be
posted at www.prickly-
pears.net as soon as it is
available.
Dolores Lowery, owner of
Prickly Pears, will be fea-
tured on Food for Thought a
local cooking show, hosted
by Patti Blaylock from the
Sunset Coastal Grill in Port
St. Joe. The show is aired
daily on Channel 44 in Port
St. Joe, Channel 12 in
Mexico and St. Joe Beaches
and Channel 3 at the Cape.
Show times are 10 a.m. EST
and 6 p.m. EST daily.


LLC is made up of members,
not shareholders or partners
as in a corporation or a part-
nership. The managing
member is responsible for
the company's operation.
Why a LLC?
LLCs provide the liability
protection of a corporation
and the flexibility of a part-
nership. This is achieved by
protecting their members
from entity level liabilities
and claims, while allowing
them to allocate and distrib-
ute profits and losses under
various economic standards./
How is a LLC taxed?
A LLC can be treated
several different ways for
Federal tax purposes.
Therefore, it is wise to seek
out a trusted business advi-
sor such as a CPA to proper-
ly advise you in this area.
Unless a LLC elects to be
treated as a corporation by
filing Federal Form 8832,
Entity Classification Election
and checking the tax classifi-
cation box, it is taxed as a
partnership and,files Federal
Form 1065. Absent an elec-
'tion, a SMLLC is taxed as a
sole proprietorship and files
Federal Form 1040, with the
LLC on Schedule C.
Next Week: What is a
Limited Liability Partnership
(LLP)?


110 Barrier Dunes, Cape San Bias, FL

850-227-3200 800-584-1566

8048 Cape San Bias Road, Cape San Bias, FL

850-227-7770 800-584-1566

www.CoastalRealtyInfo.com


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


GREAT Rental History.
2BR/2BA, nicely decorated
townhome with gorgeous view of
the Gulf and Pond.
MLS#104353 $450,000
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Gulf Front at Cape San Bias.
Beautiful home overlooking one of
America's great beaches. Walk out
onto a beautiful sandy beach. Sit on
vwur decl ind witch the imn fide int
i.. .h M.LSs103"50 "1.11o11.,000


Gulf View Home at Money Bayou.
Zoned Commercial. 3BR/2BA, large
screened porch, close to beach access.
MLS#103690 Reduced Price
$345,000


New Construction. A must see
with 3BR/3BA, beautiful wood
ceilings, lovely lead glass and a
stacked stone. 'fireplace.
Community Pool, hot tub and
boardwalks to the beach.
MLS#104903 $790,000





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1st Tler Barrier Dunes.
Colorful 2BR/2BA Townhome
located just steps away from the
clubhouse/pool and the Gulf.
FANTASTIC view of the Gulf and
Pool from the master suite balcony.
MLS#104282 $450,000



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Great Wilderness View. This
immaculate 2BR/2BA home is a
great find with lots of character
and lends itself to an extraordi-
nary entertaining life-style. Large
deck, covered patio and a spa-
cious living room and open floor
plan all with wonderful view of
forest and wildlife.
MLS#105515 $465.000


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Bayview Home at Simmons Open F
Bayou Commercial Possibility. witli gr
Large 3 bedroom home was pre- yard, pc
viously used as a real estate office. 3BR/2B
MLS#103312 $440,000 more. 0

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GULF VIEW- Barrier Dunes. Classic I
Unique 1BR/1.5BA Townhome This 2B]
overlooking pond with gulf view, stage o
windows
comfortably decorated, this unit beams -
is perfect for a couple or small large por
family. MLS#104352 $400,000 .MLS#1(
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Extra Large Seacliffs house in
Townhome. Gorgeous Gulf sions on
Front-type views! 6BR/5.5BA Pool, Hc
with nearly 1450 sqft of deck the bead
space. MLS#103415 and boa
$1,200,000 yard. MI

LOTS AND LAND
Potter Street/Greensboro Lot
$125,000
Monument Ave Commercial Lot
$995,000
Palm Breeze Lots Starting at
$69,000
Garrison Avenue Lot
$120,000


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eat landscaping, fenced
ool, cathedral ceilings.
IA, eat-in kitchen and
nly $329,000
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Florida Beach Cottage.
R/IBA rustic beach cot-
pen floor plan, plenty of
s and exposed wood
has lots of charm and a
ch with great Gulfviews.
)5540 $ 749,000


& Artistic
ping. Great 2BR/2BA
one of the 1st subdivi-
the cape. Community
>t tub and boardwalks to
h. Plenty of extra parking
t storage. Fenced back
LS#105214 $585,000


Sweet Cottage with a Fantastic
Bay View. 2BR/1BA Completely
remodeled in 2003. Deeded gulf
access and shares a dock on the bay.
MLS#105108 $425,000

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Unobstructed View of Gulf &
St. Vincent Island. 2BR/2BA
with solid Pine floors, walls &
ceilings; RV Hook-up; Elevator;
Murphy bed in den. Excellent
Rental History. MLS#105516
$739,000
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"X" Zone Barrier Dunes.
Tastefully decorated and well-
maintained 2BR/2.5BA
Townhome located just steps
away from Gulf. This unit has
gorgeous unobstructed views
from 2nd floor balcony.
MLS#104940 $535,000


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What is a Variable Annuity? How Does it Work?


by Aaron Farnsley
Certified Financial Planner,
Chartered Financial
Consultant
Variable annuities are a
popular and fast growing
type of investment. However,
many people do not fully
understand what a variable
annuity is; including many
people who have already
invested in one. Essentially,
a variable annuity is an
investment held by an insur-
ance company whose
returns are tied to financial
markets. Variable annuities
tcan',be tied to the perfor-
mance of the stock market,
bonds, commodities, natural
resources, and even real
estate.
The best way to think of
a variable annuity is like a
"shopping bag" full of mutu-
al funds, called "sub-
accounts." You can have
many different mutual
funds, with many different
investment objectives, inside
of one account. Therefore,
an investor can purchase a
single variable annuity, get a
single statement, and invest
in sub-accounts with differ-
ent companies that have dif-
ferent types of investments
(i.e. large company stocks,
small company stocks, inter-
national stocks, bonds, real
estate, etc.). However, there
is an extra fee of approxi-
mately 1 percent to 1.5 per-


cent annually for the "shop-
ping bag" that brings these
mutual funds together in a
single account. This extra
fee may, or may not, be
worth the added expense,
based on the needs of the
investor, and the benefits
provided by the variable
annuity. Also, it is important
to fully understand the sur-
render charges on the vari-
able annuity you are consid-
ering. There is a wide range
of variable annuities avail-
able on the market with
greatly different surrender
periods.
Variable annuities also
have a variety of "bells and
whistles" that can be added
to the account. For example,
a very popular new feature of
some variable annuities is
that they guarantee your ini-
tial investment if you stay
with the company for a peri-
od of time (ex. 5 years,
years, 10 years). In addi-
tion, variable annuities often
guarantee that the death
benefit will never be less
than the initial investment.
Many variable annuities also
,offer the option of increasing
the death benefit by the less-
er of the market performance
or a fixed annual return.
Most variable annuities also
offer the account owner the
option of a fixed monthly
payment at retirement. Keep
in mind these additional


benefits have extra fees built
into the policy. It is impor-
tant to determine if the ben-
efits are worth the extra
expense.
One of the benefits of a
variable annuity is that all
earnings are tax-deferred.
This means that, unlike a
mutual fund, you do not
have to pay taxes on the
earnings of your account
each year if you do not make
a withdrawal. Instead you
are taxed on the gains when
the money is actually with-
drawn. This provides a
tremendous advantage to the
investor. For example,
$50,000 invested in a fully
taxable account earning a 10
percent annual return over
25 years would grow to
$284,341, while the same
investment would grow to
$541,735 if invested on a
tax-deferred basis. As with
most investments that get
preferential tax treatment, if
you withdraw your money
prior to age 59 years of age,
you must pay a 10 percent
penalty tax. However, you
can transfer from one vari-
able annuity to another with-
out incurring the penalty
tax.
Another benefit of a vari-
able annuity is that when the
account is established you
name a beneficiary, just like
with a life insurance policy.
Therefore, when the owner of


the account dies, the money
is passed directly to the ben-
eficiary and avoids the pro-
bate process. It does not
avoid estate taxes, but
avoids the potential for heirs
to challenge who should get
the money. Because it is rel-
atively common for people to
have children from a prior
marriage, I have found this
feature to be a very useful
way of making certain that
assets go to the persons) the
investor intends at their
death.
A variable annuity is a
tax efficient investment for a
person who is trying to save
for their retirement, and has
already maximized their
company retirement plan.
For retiree's, the guarantee
of investment feature offered
on some variable annuities is
a good option for those who
want to take advantage of the
upside potential of various
financial markets while min-
imizing their risk. When con-
sidering whether or not to
invest in a variable annuity,
it is important to consider if
the benefits (i.e. tax deferral,
avoiding probate process,
death benefit, and/or invest-
ment guarantee features) are
worth the added expense.
Aaron Farnsley is a
Certified Financial Planner, a
Chartered Financial
Consultant, and has an MBA
from Florida State


Coldwell Banker Receives Awards


Coldwell Banker
Forgotten Coast Realty,
Mexico Beach, has received
several awards including the
Number One Office Award
Internationally. Other
awards presented to them at
the annual Coldwell Banker
International Business
Conference in Orlando
recently include the Number
One Office Award Regionally
for the Southern Region, The
President's Award of Honor


and Premier Office designa-
tion.
Kay Eubanks, broker
and owner of Coldwell
Banker Forgotten Coast
Realty, generated the highest
sales within the 859 offices
and 19,275 sales associates
of the Southern Region's
independently-owned fran-
chises last year. The
Southern Region is made up
of 14 states and Puerto Rico.
She has accomplished this


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paralleled success Designation demonstrates a
ough dedication to her high level of teamwork
tomers and her commu- among the broker, the sales
r. associates and office staff.
The Number One Office Coldwell Banker
yards are presented to the Forgotten Coast Realty cur-
npany that attains the rently has three offices. Its
hest closed adjusted hea arters is in eico
ss commission or closed headquarters is in Mexico
al units for the year. The Beach with other offices in
ard is presented to one Carrabelle on Highway 98
ce in each office size cate- and on Cape San 'Blas
y. Highway C-30. They are cur-
The Premier Office rently building a new, state-
of-the-art office complex.
Clay Eubanks, vice pres-
ident of Coldwell Banker
Forgotten Coast Realty,
states that their fourth loca-
tion will be opening in
.-. -) Apalachicola later this year.


University. For questions Farnsley at
regarding this article, or sug- Aaron.Farnsley@Farnsley.co
gestions for topics of future
articles please e-mail Aaron m, or call him at 227-3336.


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This pre-construction opportunity is only a
minute from dedicated beach access. "Palmetto
Plantation" offers relaxed family living in a small town
beach community of Mexico Beach. Exterior amenities
will include a swimming pool, play area with a kids
pool, outdoor grills and ample porches with covered
parking. Interior features include custom cabinetry,
cultured marble countertops, ceramic tile and carpet-
ing. $369,000 MLS#104318


INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY -This 2BR/2BA
1st tier home that sits on a 90'xl10' lot offers a partial
unobstructed view of St. Joseph Bay. Future develop-
ment of Windmark Beach will envelope this area and
should steadily increase the values. $1,350,000
MLS#105433


Oknm Call Carol for more information
e- 850-227-4252 or 850-227-9600


Gulf Coast Realty
St. Joe Bay Office, 252 Marina Drive Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Toll Free (800) 451-2349 Mobile (850) 227-4252
E-mail Carol@C21GulfCoastRealty.com
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Gulf View Lanark -
Gulf View
2203 E. Hwy 98 Lanark Village
Directions: from our Carrabelle offi
travel east on Hwy. 98 to Lanark Villa
Look for signs and balloons.
Darling two bedroom, two bath cott
with a great view of Dog Island and
Gulf. Easy access to the beach. Ideal fo
second home. MLS#105083.
Call Brenda Reese at 850 508-9808


I, Schulze Bayview -7" .he Caramel Bay Bay-front
S 110 Indiana Sueet, Lanark Village \ U.S. Highway 98, Lasspoint
directions: from Carrabelle Anchor VDirections: entrance to Gramercy is just
ice, Office continue on Hwy. 98 for approxi- east of Hwy. 65 on Hwy. 98. (Meet sales
ge. mently 4 miles. Home is on the left side agent at guard gate office for an escort to
of highway. Look for balloons! house).
SThis custom built 4BR waterview home on Superb bayfront four bedroom, three bath
the 3 lots comes with additional ready-to- 2,513 sq. ft. home on Lot 5 in Gramercy
or a build 2 lots. MLS#102461. Plantation nearing completion by Coastal
Call Jim Workman at 850 566-1491. Traditions, LLC. MLS#103223.
Call Pam Collins at 850 899-1054.


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Directions: on Hwy. 98 just past the /jDirections: from park at center of isla
intersection of State Road 65. travel west on Gulf Beach Drive t
Beautiful large new Bayfront four bedroom, blocks. Turn left on Second Street, th
four and one-half bath home in Gramercy right on Gorrie Drive. Complex is
Plantation. Wrap around balcony and eleva- left, beachside.
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office for an escort to house), ing the Gulf of Mexico. MLS#104563.
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Pallet Interior
258 Sandlewood Blvd., Cape San Bli
Directions: from Apalachicola Anc
Office, continue west on Hwy. 98
approx. 8 miles. Take slight left onto C
30W for 12.5 miles. Turn left onto C
30E, travel approx. 6 miles, turn right
Sandlewood, fourth house on right.
Gulf and bay deeded access. Terrific ho
with storage for expansion. MLS#10562
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as \j 118 Magellan Street, St. Joe Beach 242 William Way, Mexico Beach
hor Directions: from St. Joe Beach office Directions: from Mexico Beach office
for travel northwest on Highway 98. Turn travel west on Hwy. 98. Turn right on
,R- right on Magellan Street. 21st St., right on Paradise Path, left on
R- Charming heart pine cottage with office, Nanook Road, right on Lalla Lane, right
on screen porch, deck, backyard with land- on William Way. House is on corner.
escaping and firepit. Fabulous Gulf views, Incredible home with garage finished, insu-
me can't get much closer without being on the lated, with heat pump. Andersen windows
7. beachfront! MLS#104611. throughout. MLS#104368.
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Grace Baptist Church and
The families of Grace Baptist Church Now, the "one" ch
and Long Avenue Baptist Church of Port St. forward together. Boti
Joe have -officially united together as one a spiritually rich heri
church. On Sunday morning May 8, a near- on building upon the
unanimous "yes" vote joined these two con- from both congregatio
gregations together. It was a joy- filled his- sure foundation for th
toric day. The morning worship service con- The current faci
tained a choir and praise team voicing praise located at 1601 Long A
to God, baptisms, baby dedications, preach- remodeled sanctuary
ing/teaching, honoring mothers (for Mother's (with gymnasium, fel
Day), and the most special of all voting-to and more), u
unite these two church families, preschool/nursery bt
GBC and LABC had been meeting offices, and more. The
together weekly for worship and Bible study
since-March. Each week brought more and W ew a
more enthusiasm in anticipation of taking W ew
the official vote on coming together May 8.


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.
SAll Times are EST


Dan Rhodes
PASTOR
JeffWhitty
Minister of Musicouth.
Deborah Loyless
Directoof Children Ministies


Jesus is Lord an He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:


382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 52456
S(50)227-1306


Mike Westbrook,
Pastor


sunday school
Morning Worship
Evening Service
Discipleship Training
Wednesday Prayer


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


The Catholic Church of Gulf Couity
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)


{t) FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship
10:00 a.m. Sixteenth Street
Fellowship Time t
10:45 a.m. T
Adult School
11:00 a.m. 8
*Sunday School
*Young Children Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.



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


Long Avenue Baptist Church Unite Together


lurch family can move
h GBC and LABC have
tage. The focus is now
& strengths that come
ns to build a solid and
.e future.
cities on the campus
Avenue include a newly
, Family Life Center
lowship hall, kitchen,
p-to-date modern
building, administrative
ere will be some reno-


vating work on the church campus in the
coming months to accommodate present and
future ministry of the church. As church
facilities are improved and strengthened, the
center of God's work will continue to be on
the Lord Jesus working in the hearts and
minds of humankind.
The name of the church will be Long
Avenue Baptist Church yet, the inner-
workings of the church ministry will be
undergoing evaluation for any possible
changes/adjustments to facilitate a strong
ministry of this newly formed church family.


itchka Church of


Thank You God Christ Vacation Bible School


By Billy Johnson
When you talk to
God,
What do you
say?
Most -of-us ask
for things,
That's the
human way.
We do all the
talking,
No listening at
all.
We're a selfish
bunch,
And we really
have gall.
We like things to
go our way.
I'm sure they
would
If we'd listen to


what God has to say.
What we need to
do is just get down
and pray.
Thank God for
life and what we
have today.
Thank Him for
Him long suffering
and compassionate
nature too.
Thank Him for
not giving us what
we're really due.
We need to
thank Him one day
for just who He is.
Don't ask for one
single thing,
Just thank Him
that we're His.


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.


Victory Temple


Church News

Victory Temple Church announces the
5th Sunday service honoring assistant pastor
Elder Willie Ash Jr., and his wife, Beverly, on
Sunday, May 29 at 11:30 a.m. Bishop Horace
Solomon of Tabernacle by the Sea of
Apalachicola will be the guest speaker.
Everyone is invited to attend.
The Youth Department Car Wash will be
held at the Advance Auto Parts parking lot on
Saturday, May 28 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A yard and bake sale will be held in the
church parking lot on Saturday, May 28 from
7 a.m. to 1 p.m.


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 4th, 2005.
The following is a list of subjects for each
Saturday:
June 4: The HeaVens Teach God's
Design
June 1lth: The Earth Teaches
Stewardship
June 18: The Ocean Teaches Obedience
June 25: The Animals Teach God's
Providence
.July 2: The Human Body Teaches Unity
Vacation Bible School times are 9 a.m. to
12 p.m. Central.
Have fun 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-
ject.


Abe Springs Baptist


Freaky Friday Kids Night Church Grocey Give Away


First united ivetnoast unurcn or 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-
0748.


Church of Christ

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




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

BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m
Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
'0 taste and see that the Lordis good: blessed is the man that trusteth in
Him." Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725
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[ First Baptist Church
.._" 102 THIRD STREET, PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Michael Rogers, Minister to Students
Sunday School .............................. 9:45 am
Morning Worship Service ......8:30 & 11:00 am
Disciple Training ................................ 6:00 pm
Evening Worship .............................. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .............. 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM ......7:49 am ET
S"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"

S The frirendlyplace to worship!

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


Bread of Life Food Ministries at Abe
Springs Baptist Church will be giving away
groceries on Saturday, May 28.
The time is 8 a.m. until 10 a.mi.CST.
The church is located at 13913 SW CR
275 in Blountstown or take Hwy. 20 West to
the first caution light and turn left, go
approximately three miles and the church is
on the left.
For more information, call 674-4376.


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


"The Churches of Christ Salute You",
Romans 16:16
The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
(1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road)
(850) 639-5401
Sunday Bible Study: 9:00 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship: 10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00 p.m. CT


Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus
Join us in worship ... Port St. Jo
10:30 Sunday Mornig ApalachicolaH 98Panama City
10:30 Sunday Morning < Hwy. 98P""' Cify
7:00 Wednesday Evening
Pastors Andrew r;
& .
Cathy Rutherford Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates Family Life Chunh
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net V Wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)


The focus of Long Avenue Baptist Church
will be on partnering with God as He contin-
ues to work in our community and around
the world. This church family believes
strongly that God is still in the process of
drawing people unto Himself and that the
mandate of the church is to join Him in this
ministry with joy and expectancy.
Bruce Duty will serve as pastor of Long
Avenue Baptist Church. Lee Cordell will
serve as teaching pastor and Mike Dunn will
serve the church as youth and recreation
pastor. This team will serve the church fam-
ily in helping to mobilize the church in min-
istry to one another and in the world.
The ministry staff believes strongly that
God's Spirit is at work in empowering and
enabling men and women, boys and girls as
fellow ministers of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Bright days lie ahead at LABC!


Annual Women's Conference


at New Life Christian

On Saturday, May 28, New Life Christian
Church will host "Ripped Apart," an Annual
Women's Conference.
The conference will begin at 10 a.m., and
the hosts will be Pastor Johnny Jenkins, Jr.,
Pastor Shirley Jenkins and Sister Christine
Taylor.
New Life Christian Church is located at
504 6th Street in Port St. Joe. For more infor-
mation, please call 2,29-7782.
It's time to wake up, the bridegroom is
coming; St. Matthew 25:6





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jc4 "A Reformed Voice
,W -ft> in the Community"

S C1 O f Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastbr
Sunday School ............................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Fellowship ....................10:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service .......... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ..............6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Night (Bay St. Joseph) .. 6:30 p.m.
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship ....6:00 p.m.

801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Faith Christian School

II HIGHLAND VIEW

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


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


.Long Avenue Baptist Church

Touching Lives...

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


MEETING TOGETHER

1601 Long Avenue Port St.Joe,FL

For More Information Call 229-8691


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


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


Worship on Wednesday:
7:00pm


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Oak Grove AssemblvofGod
David A. fernandez. Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 Parsonage: 850-229-6271
613 Madison Street Port St. oe. Jf
Schedule of Services
Suda Wednesda
Sunday School 9:45am .Mid WeekMeal 5:00pm
Morntng 'Worshp I0:45am MOd 'Week Bible Study 6:15pm
Xlds on the Move 10:45am .Onistry In actionn .6:15pm
Cross Traininvgouth 6:15pm
Men's Ministry Monday- 6:30pm
Ladles Milni/stry Tuesday 7:00pm
Dynamic 'raise e Worship Preachng the Pure Word

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METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution and monument Port St. Yoe
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Faith Bible Church Breaks Ground


On Sunday, May 1,
members and friends of
Faith Bible Church broke
ground on what will be a new
7,000 square foot, multi-pur-
pose center.
The first of the four
phases of an extensive build-
ing program is underway.
Future plans include an
addition on the south (20th
Street) entrance of the exist-
ing pre-school and lower ele-
mentary building as well as
administrative offices on the
north side of the property
facing Marvin Avenue.
"We are kicking off the
first of two phases today,"
said Dr. Bill Taylor, pastor of
Faith Bible Church. "We
plan to build about 65 per-
cent of the new building.
This will be used primarily as
a worship center and audito-
rium."
What is known as "Phase
2" simply brings the initial
plans of the new building to
the size of a gymnasium.
The second phase will be
completed when money is
available.
During the morning wor-
ship .hour, Dr. Taylor
preached on "Building to the
Glory of God" followed by the
ground breaking ceremony
and a church dinner. At the
actual ceremony, each time a
shovel full of dirt was turned,
the pastor said, 'To the glory
of God," while the congrega-,
tion responded, 'To God be
the glory!"
"We knew we had to
build," said Taylor. "It has
been in the planning for
sometime."
About five years ago, a
parent whose child attends
Faith Christian School gave
an initial deposit of $5,000.
Over time more money came
in from community leaders
and school families, but
most of the gifts came (and
still come) from those who
attend Faith Bible Church.
Original ideas for a sanc-
tuary included an open-air
pavilion for receptions. But
fire codes prevented pursu-
ing that design.


The architect, Chuck
Wright, listened to the initial
ideas and concepts. He had
to consider the block con-
struction on existing build-
ings, the fact that it would
have to be versatile (used for
both the church and school),
that the church is located in
a neighborhood, future
expansion, and the new
coastal concepts of struc-
tures being built in the area.
These considerations result-
ed in the final blueprints for
the building.
For any major church
construction project, a build-
ing committee is needed.
The members of that com-
mittee include Janis Ramos,
Lori Beightol, Mary Ellen
Allyn, Bob Rinehart, Mike
Chislom, and Don Gahagen.
The building committee is
continuing to discuss the
final cosmetic features and
interior color schemes.
Watson Brothers
Construction will lead in the
building process. Company
owner, Tommy Watson, has
been aware of the project,
but has been at a distance -
because of other construc-
tion obligations until a few
weeks ago, when the plans
got into his hands. Paul Cox,
whose wife teaches 4th grade
at Faith Christian School, is
also part of the team. The
site manager is Bob Rinehart
of Knothole Woodworks. All
of these men and their fami-
lies attend Faith Bible
Church, making this project
even more special to them.
A multi-purpose facility
is a long-awaited, yet neces-
sary element for Faith
Christian School activities.
School events include recre-
ation activities, field day,
concerts, class and seasonal
programs, and graduations.
In the past, many of the
school's programs (and even
some classes) were held at
Oak Grove Assembly, Long
Avenue Baptist Church,
First Church of the
Nazarene, Hope Family
Worship Center, and the
First Presbyterian Church.


Robert Charles Larry, Sr.
Mr. Robert Charles Larry Sr. quietly departed this life on
Wednesday, May 18 at Bay Medical Center in Panama City.
He was born December 9, 1936, in Jackson County to the
late Lonnie and Nicey Larry. On August 22, 1955, he'was
united in marriage to Ms. Annie Mae Russ. This union was
blessed with six birth children and two adopted children.
He united with the Philadelphia Primitive Baptist
Church family under the guidance of Pastor Jessie Hawkins.
Mr. Larry (RC, Lil Son, RedHead or C) as he was affection-
ately called, was a sport mediator, an advisor, a counselor,
and had a spirited personality. He touched so many lives
through his desire to help others.
He leaves to cherish his memory a devoted wife, Annie
Mae Larry; two daughters, Beverly Ann Quinn (Sandy) and
Jennifer Bailey (Leonard) of Port St. Joe; five sons, Timothy
Grandberry Sr. (Pamela) of Crestview, Robert Larry Jr.
(Dorcas) of Columbus, S.C, Terry Larry (Renae) of Killeen,
Texas, Tony Larry (Tracy), Ricky Larry (Eunice) of Port St.
Joe and Bruce Lewis (Barbara) of Fayetteville. North
Carolina; four brothers, Zany Larry (Carolyn), Oscar Larry
(Ann), Luscious Larry, Willie Lee Larry and LC Larry
(deceased) all of Clearwater; three sisters, Mary Lee
Robinson and Nellie Ruth Coley, of Clearwater, Willola
Peterson (deceased) of Port St. Joe; father-in-law McKinley
Russ of Campbellton, Florida; three sisters-in-law, Edith
Clark of Port St. Joe, Jessie Lee Russ of Jacksonville, and
Lois Pittman of Jacob, Florida; four brothers-in-law James
Richardson and Thadeus Russ (Lola) both of Campbellton,
Eddie Lee Richardson (Jean) of Cottondale and Curtis Russ
of Jacksonville; twenty-three grandchildren, thirteen great-
grandchildren, one God-daughter, Latasha Fennell, and a
host of other relatives and friends.

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While this year, Long Avenue
Baptist Church hosted the
kindergarten graduation pro-
gram, the other "end of the
year" awards ceremonies
were squeezed into the exist-
ing church sanctuary.
"The school is growing
and so is the church. Great
things are happening," said


one church member.
Obviously, change is needed.
As a matter of fact, a
number of changes have
been made over the last cou-
ple of years. One example is
the new web sites for both
the church and the school.
Recently, the schedule of
services and worship oppor-


tunities were changed to
accommodate the needs of
the people. As of the ground
breaking service, a new wor-
ship team now leads the
music.
There was also a need for
a new administrator. After
the school was founded in
1974, the pastors who came
to Faith served in a dual role
- pastor of the church and
administrator of the school.
School Administrator,
Lori Beightol said, "The
winds of change throughout


Gulf County are bringing
new opportunities even for
the people, of Faith Bible
Church and the students of
Faith Christian School."
Jackie Quarles, one of
the founders of Faith
Christian School who has
served as principal and coor-
dinator, has described the
new administrator as' "won-
derful," emphasizing to the
staff and others that Mrs.
Beightol ."is doing a great
job."
"Our church motto is,
'Serving the Changeless
Christ... to Change Hearts in
a Changing Community,'"
adds Taylor. 'This commu-
nity is changing before our
very eyes. With those
changes, Faith has to be pre-
pared to cope and adjust.
Remember though, Jesus
Christ and .the message of
the Gospel do not change!"
In a recent men's prayer
meeting, words overheard
were simply echoes of what
has been spoken in recent
months during the worship
services 'This is all for
Your honor and glory, Lord."
While changes have taken
place and numbers have
increased, the work of Faith
Bible Church truly remains
"all to the glory of God."


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dairy products as opposed
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Q. Where can I get more
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or call, (703) 305-7600.
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specifics on customizing the
pyramid. The government is
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This one of a kind 1924 Tidewater style home has been com-
pletely remodeled and sits on almost an acre of land. It has
approx. 3400 sq. ft. with 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths, hard-
wood floors, crown molding, 2 claw foot tubs, 12 ft. ceilings,
screened in porch with wet bar, outdoor shower and fish cook-
er and sprinkler system. FEMA flood insurance available. Call
Sonjia Raffield 850- 340-0900


116 3rd Street, Mexico Beach. This spacious double wide
with detached carport and partially finished guest quarters is on
a large corner lot just one block from dedicated beach. Very
tastefully furnished and decorated, it would make a great rental.
$499,000. MLS 104752 Call Diane Scholz at
850/227-6297.


8009 Hwy 98-Beautiful Gulf Front home on
a 60' lot. Enjoy spectacular sunsets from your
deck. Furnished and ready to move in.
MLS#105017 $1,590,000










4412 Hwy 98 2 BR/2BA 1st tier home
offers an unobstructed lifetime view of St.
Joseph Bay. Future development of
Windmark Beach will envelope this area of
St. Joseph Shores Subd. that is located
between Port St. Joe and St.Joe Beach.
$1,350,000 Call Carol for appt. @
850-227-4252





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525 3rd ST PSJ 2BR 1B bungalow.
Classic OLD FLORIDA Construction on both
the home and School House behind this
home. This could be a great rental invest-
ment or nice office location. MLS#105434
Call Susie White 800-451-2349 or
850-227-4046. $425,000.00.


1302 Hwy 98, Unit 1D, Mexico
Beach Gulf View condo 2BR 2.5BA
1191SF, appliances Included. $459,750
This is an assignment. MLS# 104387 Call
Brenda Miller 850-227-5380.


Cape San Bias Gulf Front Executive Home
for the discriminating buyer. 4 Bedroom/4
Bath magnificently decorated and land-
scaped. MLS# 104511 Call Mark
Schultz at 850-227-5605






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


Mexico Beach, 208 Hwy 98-3Br/3ba
home great for entertaining with a gulf view.
$1,100,000 MLS#105071 Call Natalie
Shoaf 227-4355


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BEACH SIDE OF HWY 98. Three bedrooms
and 3.5 baths. Great floor plan with large
rooms. This town house is beautifully decorated
and is sold with furnishings. Great rental poten-
tial. MLS#104324. Priced right at
$499,000. Call Natalie at 850-227-
4355 to view anytime.







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


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200 GAUTIER MEMORIAL LANE 'Villa San Pedro' offers ,
an incredible location in one PSJ best neighborhoods. Enjoy the 5451 Sandbar Drive-3 BR/4.5 BA Executive 330 Treasure Drive, 5 Bedrooms/3 Bath 6021 Hwy 98- BAY FRONT Prime devel-
magnificent sunsets from the master bedroom's 'hidden' porch. 4- style bay front home overlooking the St. Joseph Gulf Front Home in Treasure Shores opment opportunity. 235, on East Bay locat-
bed/2.5 bath. Large kitchen/family room + large formal living Bay.This home has many amenities including for- Subdivision. Large lot (75'x400'+/-) with ed in Bay Co. on Tyndall Parkway. Excellent
bed/2.5 bath. Lare kitchen/family room + large form living alFEMA Flood Insurance Available. Boardwalk site for condominiums overlooking pristine
and dining rooms. Fireplace in living and master bedroom. throughout home, and a master suite with garden to Beach andreadyfor rental. Cal Mark waterfront. Property is currently approved for
bWonderfl l e r s and s M #10 4 $71 Thisis a must see. Call Susie White Schultz at 850-227-5605. 42 units. Call Carol for more info @
800-451-2349. MLS#102479 $949,900 850-227-4252
Wonderful large rooms and spaces. MLS# 104004 $715,000 800.451-2349. MLS#102479 $949,900 850-227-4252
Call Natalie Shoaf at 850-227-4355 or email _
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large home on int
Port St. Joe, 2405 Hwy 98-Large 124 Cabell PSJ 4BR 3B Executive Style Gulf view. Great fi
beautiful bay view lot has unobstructed view Home in a most desirable location. Formal lots of company. F
of St. Joe Bay, great place to build a home. Living/Dining, fireplace, kitchen has corian complete kitchens
mls#105525 $875,000 Call Sonjia counter tops, ceramic tile floors, master suite stairs. 2 story with
340-0900. has garden tub with separate shower, large view!Landscaped)
walk in closet, bonus room upstairs with full Outside shower.
bath and a bedroom, yard nicely land- upstairs. Near su
escaped, back porch screened in, deck out- and tennis courts
side. MLS#105097 Call for appoint- $595,000 MLS
ment. Susie White 800-451-2349 or Allemore 800
850-227-4046. $459,900.00. 227-5146


LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS


BEACHES
* Mexico Beach, Interior lot This is within walking distance
to the beach. Underground utilities, paved streets, curbing. MLS#
103753 $249,900
Sea Haven Estates lot #23. This great new subdivi-
sion is just three blocks from beach. Subdivision features
landscaped entrance, curved roads. Covenants and restric-
tions and architectural controls are in place.
MLS#102598 $210,000 Call Natalie 850-227-
4355
Rare commercial/residential highway frontage
opportunity in Simmons Bayou area. Great bay view home
site or excellent commercial business location along busy
Hwy. C-30 with approximately 406 feet of highway
frontage. $450,000. Call Sonjia Raffield 850-
340-0900
CASUNA SUBDIVISION, Mexico Beach. Two lots in
brand new subdivision With pool, club house, paved
roads, within walking distance of beach. Lot Sizes are
.25 acre. Priced at $249,900. Call Brenda
Miller 850-227-5380.
MLS#105141 126 Rosemary Court This Gulf


View lot is in a premier subdivision offering each l
owner a community boardwalk to the Gulf of Mexicc
The entire subdivision is heavily landscaped with pave
streets and a gated entrance. Community will also hav
their own beachside pool. $525,000
109 N. 27th Street, Mexico Beac
MLS#104393 Gulf view lot 75x100, surveyed, sho
walk to the beach. $325,000 Call Brenda Mille
850-227-5380


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EACH- Lovely 4 Br 2 Ba '
erior corner lot with some I .
or large family or one with
replacee upstairs and two l f y o
- one up and one down- CAPE SAN BLAS-4 BR/3 BA gulf front
Plenty of deck and great 7080 CR C-30, 4 Bedroom/2.5 Bath Gulf home. Enjoy breath taking views while relax-
ard with irrigation system. Front Home in FEMA Flood Insurance Area. ing in this lovely home. Raised ceilings, tiled
Hot tub off master bath Large open great room, 2 fireplaces, floors, carpet on staircase, granite counter
division swimming pool screened porches and open decks. Two car tops in bathrooms and kitchen, just too many
. Many more amenities. garage with interior entrance. Large lot that amenities to list. This is a must see home.
S103823 Call Ellen can be subdivided. Call Mark Schultz at MLS#100259 Call Susie White 850-
-260-1137 or 850- 850-227-5605. 227-9600 or 227-4046.
$1,500,000.


LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS
ot Gated Community, Brick Pavers, underground utilities. Close to acres in the country, close to intra-coastal waterway. Left
o. schools, churches and downtown. Call Mark Schultz at 850- uncleared for natural setting. Homes or mobile homes.
d 227-5605. $135,000 Call Brenda Miller 850-227-5380
e Port St. Joe's newest business address offers Large 3/4 acre lot with beautiful unobstructed
just 41 commercial lots with water front views, tasteful views of St. Joe Bay. Call Sonjia Raffield 340-
h landscaping with water fountains; brick pavers and more! A 0900


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charming "Old Florida" planned development perfect for
professional offices, shops. Strict architectural control.
Act fast! Lots starting at $299,900
* MLS#104492 Brand new Subdivision in Highlandview
called "Sunset Bay". This 12 lot development is located next
to the Fire Station with all lots close to a quarter of an acre.
Prices range from $209K-$279K. Homeowners should have
a bay view if they choose to build up. Call Doug
Birmingham or Carol Bell @ 850-227-5239 /
850-227-4252
OTHER GULF COUNTY ACREAGE
* Waterfront lot in East Bay Plantation. Beautiful
dockable lot 1.10 acre on Wetappo Creek, easy intercoastal
access. Great investment opportunity! Call Candice
Upchurch 850.227.6402
211 Hardy Street, Overstreet MLS#103778 2.21


CAPE SAN BLAS
MLS# 102736. This is a large 1st Tier lot just over 1/2
acre. Home site will have a great view of the Gulf. Lot lines
are staggered in this subdivision to give greatest view
advantage. 7552 Shoreline Drive, Peninsula Estates, Cape
San Bias. Call Diane Scholz at 850/227-6297.
* 214 White Sands Drive-First tier lot with great views of Cape
San Bias. Gulf Access via boardwalk. Call Susie White 800-451-
2349 mls#102589 $695,000
* 364 Gulf Pines Drive- A nice gulf front lot in a prestigious
subdivision. Federal flood insurance available. Call Ellen
Allemore $1,500,000 mls#101604.
* 1st Tier Lot in Money Bayou area. Lot runs from C-30 to
Griffin Ave. Beside Beach Drive on point for easy beach access
and great view. Lot is large enough for house and pool. FEMA
Flood Insurance area. Call Mark Schultz at 850-227-5605.



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6021 Hwy 98 BAY FRONT Prime development
opportunity. 235, on East Bay located in Bay Co. on
Tyndall Parkway. Excellent site for condominiums over-
looking pristine waterfront. Property is currently
approved for 42 units. Call Carol for more info @
850-227-4252
EASTPOINT
* Lakes on the Bluff Subdivision, Eastpoint. New gated
subdivision, pool, clubhouse, Apalachicola Bay access. Three lots
to choose from starting at $175,000. Each over 1/3
acre. Call Brenda Miller 850-227-5380 for details.
PORT ST. JOE
* Southgate Subdivision in beautiful Port St. Joe.


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Gant Family's New Arrival


Jones, Bailey to Wed

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Sherry Jones and Cedrick Bailey


Sherry Jones and
Cedrick Bailey along with
their children would like to
announce their wedding
plans.
The bride-elect is the
daughter of Catherine Jones
and the late Z.W. Jones, Sr.
of Port St. Joe and Douglas
Richards of Wewahitchka.
She is the granddaughter of
Early Thomas of
Blountstown and the late
Maggie L. Bell of Port St. Joe
and Rev. Luther Baker and
the late Ruby M. Baker of
Wewahitchka. She is cur-


rently employed with Pristine
Properties Vacation Rentals.
The future groom is the
son of Vernell Bailey of Port
St. Joe. He is the grandson of
the late Wadus Jones, Sr.
and the late Rosie Lee
Pouncly, both of Port St. Joe.
The groom is currently
employed with GAC
Contractors.
The wedding is planned
for Saturday, June 25 in Port
St. Joe at New Bethel
Missionary Baptist Church
at 6:30 p.m.


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Nathan Turns One


James A. Reagan would
like to wish his son, Nathan,
a happy first birthday.


Nathan Lee celebrated
his birthday on April 30 with
an Elmo party.


Shinah A. Quinn and Roosey D. Russell

Quinn, Russell Announce Wedding Plans


Mr. and Mrs. Billy
Quinn, Jr. proudly announce
the wedding ceremony of
their daughter, Shinah A.
Quinn to Roosey D. Russell,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Russell of Lower Peachtree,
AL.
Shinah is a 1997 gradu-
ate of Port St. Joe High
School. She holds a
Bachelor's of Science in
Business Education and a
Master's in Counseling from


Florida A&M University.
Roosey is a 1994 gradu-
ate of Clarke County High
School. He served in the
United States Army for six
years. Roosey is employed as
a Supervisor at Porsche Cars
North America and he is a
student at Atlanta
Metropolitan College in
Atlanta.
The wedding will take
place at the Monument on
May 28 at 6 p.m.


Sweazy and Bales Wedding


Rachel Sweazy and Jake
Bales will be married on
June 4 at 6 p.m. in Beacon
Hill.
The bride is the daughter
of Sam Sweazy of Marianna
and Stephanie Humphrey of


Palmetto.
The groom is the son of
Jim Bales of Valrico and
Lynn Perez of Independence,
MO.
All family and friends are
invited to attend.


Morris and Forrest to Wed

Ann Morris of ter of Robert C. and Betty
Wewahitchka wishes to Rish of Wewahitchka.
announce the upcoming Ryan is the son of Cindy
marriage of her daughter, Doughty of Dothan.and the
Meagan LeeAnn Morris and grandson of the late Sidney
Benjamin Ryan Forrest. Howze and Inez Millines of
Meagan is the daughter Alabama.
of the late Charles (Buddy) A private June wedding
Morris and the granddaugh- is planned.

Glisson Family Plans Reunion


The 29th annual Glisson
Family Reunion and the 11th
Reunion of the 244th Port
Company of the 459th
Battalion will be held on
Saturday, June 4, at
Sunland Environmental Park
in Marianna.


Everyone is invited to
attend. Please bring your
favorite covered dish to
share.
For further information,
contact Jeanette Woodham
at 850-592-2685 or Winton
Glisson at 863-533-4409.


Jaydon Romaine Gant
Jireh welcomes home long.
her new brother, Jaydon His parents are Shannon
Romaine. and Farica Gant.
Jaydon was born on Grandparents are Billy and
March 6 at Gulf Coast Cheryl Quinn and Paul and
Hospital weighing seven Linda Gant. Great grandpar-
pounds, five ounces and was ents are Ann Granger and
nineteen and half inches Billy and Aldonia Quinn.



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My Kingdom

for a Horse
By Virginia Bathurst Beck
When I was a kid, I
always wanted a horse. Since
I lived in the city and my par-
ents had only a small yard, I
didn't have much chance of
getting one. So I temporarily
salved over my hurt by read-
ing all the cowboy stories I
could get my hands on.


These included most of
"Zane Grey's Wild West
Novels."
Many times I imagined
myself riding like the wind
on a fast-footed horse I called
"Red Lightning." He was a
Sorrel with a flaming main
and tail. I was either dashing
across the prairie, running
from a pack of "wild
Indians," or I was chasing a
handsome cowboy that
looked a lot like Roy Rogers.
The Indians never caught


me, thank goodness, and I
never caught up with the
cowboy, but I certainly tried.
I had quite an imagination
back then.
I never outgrew my love
of horses but circumstances
always got in the way of my
owning one. When my par-
ents took me to the carni-
vals, I was not interested in
any of the rides except the
Merry-Go-Round. That was
the only time I got to ride a
horse while I was growing
up, so I spent what little
money my folks gave me
going round and round on


the "Carousel." When I was
older, I rode horseback at
riding stables, but it seems
that they always gave me old
slow horses. They were not
anything like the "Red
Lightning" that I had ridden
in my childhood daydreams.
Mini History
But all things come, as
they say, to those who wait. I
have a nephew that bought
an old carnival and replaced
the horses on the Carousel.
That left him with a lot of
antique wooden horses.
Knowing about my love affair
with all kinds of horseflesh,
he gave me one of those
antiques and told me where I
could get it restored.
As I waited months for
my turn to have the horse
restored, I started studying
the origin of the old wooden
horses. My horse was made
by C.W Parker at his Wooden
Horse Ranch in
Leavenworth, Kansas. In his
'Heyday' Parker was the
Napoleon of the manufacture


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Bobbie began her real
estate career in 1997 in a
small mountain community
just north of Atlanta where
she specialized in mountain


resort properties. After
obtaining her Florida Real
Estate sales license, she
moved to Cape San Bias in
early 2003. She was awarded
the Silver Award for Sales
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Bobbie has built her
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The Wewahitchka
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annual May banquet at
Maxine's Restaurant on May
9.
The tables were decorat-
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sunflowers with smiley faces.
Each member received a
"smiley face" corsage.
Ferald Greer gave the
devotional and the table
grace.
The menu was either
prime rib, fried shrimp or
baked chicken served with
tossed salad, cream of broc-
coli soup, baked potato and
cherry cheesecake.
After dinner, President
Marlene McNair conducted
the business meeting.


Vice president Carol
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to Orlando to attend F.F.W.C.
State Convention.
McNair reported on the
club's accomplishments for
2005 and future plans for
2006.
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and/or sale of the homes
identified as 2008, 2010 and 2012
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of amusement devices. He
didn't only make the devices,
in 1902 he launched a carni-
val company under C. W.
Parker Amusement. It finally
developed in 1916 to
Parker's Greatest Shows,
probably the most elaborate
and pretentious organization
ever attempted at that time.
It required a train of 35 all
steel cars for its transporta-
tion.
Special features of the
plant at Leavenworth was
Carry-Us-Alls (Carousels),
the thousand hand painted
wooden horses inset with
cabochon jewels in the
design, mechanical organs,
and other devices required in
the show business. From
Leavenworth the products
were shipped to all parts of
the world. The Parker Carry-
Us-Alls went to the
Philippine Islands, to islands
of the tropic seas, to
Australia, and South Africa.
Charles Wallace Parker's
son Paul has taken over and


the horses are no longer
made of wood and hand
painted with glass jewels.
They are made in a caste
usually of aluminum and
spray painted.
It cost an arm and a leg
when it was finally my turn
at restoration, but it was
worth it. I had the horse fin-
ished like a sorrel with a red
flaming main and tail. The
glass jewels I ordered were
my family's birthstones: an
amethyst, two diamonds and
a garnet. It has cured my
fetish with owning a live
horse. Instead of riding one I
just look at one. I've
exchanged riding for looking
and it works.
After reading the story of
Charles Parker and the
beautiful wooden horses he
created, I realize how lucky I
am to have one. The man
was a creative genius. I have
a little bit of history that can
never be duplicated.


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Preventing Close Encounters of the Painful (and Expensive) Kind


Sweetie


One Sweet Pup


Currently available for
adoption at the Humane
Society are: Sweetie, nice
white English Bulldog female
pup (pictured); Mike and
Mindy, two red mixed breed
pups; Jasper, genuine black
chow male, three or four
years old; an orange male
cat, grown and already
neutered; three new litters of
kittens.
Also available are: Kutra,
Golden Retriever/Chow
male, neutered, shots, heart-
worm free, house trained;
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.sjbhumane-
society.org.


Lost Dog Found



in Mexico Beach

A young
D. oberman
Pinscher/Labrador i I
mix with a choke
chain and flea col- -
lar was found on
Highway 98 in
Mexico Beach last
weekend. aim M e!
Please call
648-5424 to claim
the animal.


Even good dogs have bad
days.
Imagine this: The weath-
er has turned hot, but you
can't take off your coat.
Worse, the neighbor's cat has
climbed a tree and is taunt-
ing you. Even after your
fiercest, most vigorous bark-
ing, the cat is still there,
smug as ever.
The barking has made
you thirsty. However, your
water dish is empty. You are
hot, your throat is dry, and a
rumble in your stomach
reminds you that yesterday's
dinner was a long time ago.
Then you hear that
familiar jangle of keys and
you know he is back. The
intruder. The nerve of him.
How dare he charge in here
everyday? He takes stuff.
Then he leaves stuff to mark
the place as his own. Like
the cat, no amount of bark-
ing chases him away.
Fortunately, the gate is
ajar. A good shove and you
are out. Now your teeth can
do your talking. The time for


barking is over. The blue
man with the bag and the
attitude is getting a lesson he
won't forget.
Of course, no one, except
a dog, really knows what's
going through a dog's head.
In this case, what is known
is that Rover got a firm grip
on the mailman's bottom and
tore away a small flap of
flesh. For the letter carrier,
the pain is instant and
intense and blood is every-
where.
A police officer arrives.
Animal control officers
arrive. Postal managers
arrive. The letter carrier is
rushed to the emergency
where he's numbed,
stitched, and injected with
antibiotics.
Then, the legal trouble
begins. Your legal troubles.
"Some think that a dog
chasing a letter carrier is
hilarious," says Harold
Swinton, the Postal Service's
top executive in North
Florida. "However, I've seen
Sthe injuries, the cost for lost


work, and the medical bills. I
assure you there is nothing
funny about dog attacks."
Here are four things
Swinton (and your letter car-
rier) want you to remember:
Friendly family dogs
are still dogs. In certain situ-
ations, all dogs will bite.
Even small dogs can
inflict painful and costly
injuries.
Dog owners are legally
and financially responsible
for their dogs.
There must always be a
restraint or barrier that
keeps dogs and letter carri-
ers apart.
But the problem is a lot
bigger than dogs and letter
carriers. Here are some sur-
prising facts about dog
attacks:
The Humane Society of
the United States reports
that small children, the
elderly, and letter carriers, in
that order, are the most fre-
quent victims. Dog attacks
are the most commonly
reported childhood public


health problem in the United
States.
The American
Veterinary Medical
Association (AVMA) states
that children account for
more than 60 percent of all
dog-bite victims.
The AVMA also reports
that the number of dog
attacks exceeds the reported
instances of measles, whoop-
ing cough, and mumps, com-
bined. Dog-bite victims
account for up to 5 percent
of emergency room visits.
According to the AMVA,
between 500,000 and 1 mil-
lion people require medical
attention for dog bites each
year in the United States
and, on average, 12 people
die each year from dog bites.
Many of the dog
attacks and dog bites that
were reported by 3,423 letter
carriers in 2003 came from
dogs whose owners said,
"would not bite."


May is Hepatitis Awareness Month


Over 300,000 Floridians
are Infected With Hepatitis
C.
The Florida Department
of Health (DOH) recognizes
May as Hepatitis Awareness
Month. Hepatitis A, B, and C
are the most common types
of viral hepatitis (inflamma-
tion of the liver) in the United
States. Symptoms of hepati-
tis, if they are present,
include nausea, fever, weak-
ness, loss of appetite and
jaundice.
According to DOH
Deputy State Health Officer
Bonnie Sorensen, M.D.,
M.B.A., over 47,000 doses of
hepatitis A vaccine and
90,000 doses of hepatitis B
vaccine were given to
Florida's adult residents at
increased risk for infection
between January 2001 and
December 2004. "Hepatitis
A remains the second most
frequently reported,vaccine-
preventable disease," saidd'
Sorensen. "We encourage


adults who are at risk to be
vaccinated."
DOH's Hepatitis Program
promotes educational and
prevention activities,' includ-
ing free hepatitis A and B
vaccines and free laboratory
testing for hepatitis B and C
for adults at increased risk
for infection, or the serious
consequences of infection.
Between January 2001
and December 2004, approx-
imately 90,000 Florida resi-
dents at increased risk were
tested, for hepatitis B and C
through public health pro-
grams. Results showed that
approximately 11 percent
had been infected with
hepatitis C, and 13 percent
had been previously infected
with hepatitis B. Without
testing, these Floridians
would not have known about
their infections, and there-
fore would not have been
able to Lake steps to. keep
themselves and others as
healthy as possible.


Almost four million
Americans and over 300,000
Floridians are infected with
the hepatitis C virus (HCV).
Hepatitis C is referred to as
the 'silent epidemic' because
most people have no symp-
toms and do not know they
are infected. The disease
often lies undetected for 20-
30 years, and is a leading
cause of liver cirrhosis and
liver failure.
Hepatitis C is usually
spread through contact with
blood containing the virus.
You might have been
exposed to hepatitis C by:
Receiving a transfusion
of blood or blood products
before 1992;
Sharing needles to
inject drugs (even once,
many years ago);
Receiving a tattoo or
having a body part pierced
with an unsterilized needle;
Sharing a-.straw to
snort drugs (small amounts
of blood on the straw may


spread the virus);
SAccidental sticks with
used needles or other acci-
dental exposure to blood;
Sharing razors, nail
clippers, scissors, or tooth-
brushes; and
Being born to a mother
with HCV.
All people infected with
HCV should be vaccinated
for hepatitis A (HAV) and
hepatitis B (HBV), because
both of these viruses can
cause further liver damage.
Hepatitis A is transmitted by
eating food or drinking water
that has been contaminated
with human waste (feces).
Hepatitis B is spread by hav-
ing contact with the blood or
body fluids of an infected
person.
For more information,
visit www.doh.state.fl.us and
select "Hepatitis" from the
pull down menu.


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On May 13, Donnie Ray
Waters, w/m, 38 of Port St.
Joe, was arrested for viola-
tion of probation; Beimer
Munoz, h/m, 22 of Port St.
Joe, was arrested for
DWLSR.
On May 14, Karen Sue
Justice, w/m, 43, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested for DUI;
John W. Crited, w/m, 53 of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for DUI; Thomas Huston
Parrish, w/m, 57 of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for possession of parapher-
nalia; Laura Kathleen
Raffield, w/f, 33, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for failure to appear; Mindy
Kay Mitchell, w/f, 20, of
Panama City, was arrested
for introduction of contra-
band to state prison; Linda
Scruggs Deguere, w/f, 58, of
Port St. Joe, was arrested for
disorderly Intoxication;
Carolyn A. Striplin, w/f. 54,
of Wewahitchka, was arrest-
ed for battery; Ronnie D.
Morgan, w/m, 50 of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for battery.
On May 15, James S.
Peters, b/m, 51, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested for failure
to pay fine; Steven Edward
Authur, w/m, 34, of Port St.


Joe, was arrested for battery;
George Howard Whitfield,
w/m, 31, of Howard Creek,
was arrested for violation of
probation.
On May 16, Aneesha
Marie Tanton, w/f, 26, of
Fountain, was arrested for
possession of methampheta-
mine; John David Alford,
w/m, 34, of Fountain, was
arrested for possession of
methamphetamine; Daniel
Griffin, w/m, 24, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested for worth-
less checks.
On May 17, Derrick E.
Kennedy, w/m, 33, of
Eastpoint, was arrested for
violation of probation ft rob-
bery.
On May 18, Vicki W.
Trickey, w/f, 33, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested for
DWLSR, possession of crack
cocaine; Richard Wayne
Lancaster, w/m, 50, of Port
St. Joe, was arrested for pos-
session of crack cocaine.
On May 19, Curt Larson
Johnson, w/m, 21, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for violation of pretrial
release; Donnie Mock, w/m,
25, of Wewahitchka, was
arrested for battery, criminal
mischief.


by Kay Kelley
Somehow, between last
week and this week, summer
snuck in. One day it was
nice and breezy and cool,
and the next day it was still
and humid and... hot! I
know it isn't really officially
summer yet, and I know this
is not even close to as hot as
it's going to get, but all of a
sudden here I am, sun-
burned. Smart gardeners
pull out the sunscreen and
the big floppy hats at the
first hint of warm weather,
and really smart gardeners
wear long- sleeved shirts to
protect themselves from the
sun. Smart, I am not. I pre-
fer to bare as much as I can
get away with when I garden.
Bare skin, I theorize, is cool-
er. Besides, skin washes
well, and the same can't
always be said for clothes.
But these are bad argu-
ments, and not smart.
Plants can get sun-
burned, too. Sunburn is dif-
ferent than sunscald, which
our northern visitors are


probably familiar with.
Sunscald is a result of thaw-
ing and re-freezing of plant
cells and results in bark that
splits or becomes mushy. It
occurs on clear, cold days.
Sunburn, on the other
hand, is caused by high tem-
peratures. Even heat toler-
ant plants such as Indian
hawthorn and red-tips can
suffer from sunburn, espe-
cially on the tender new
growth. If your plants have
reddish or red-brown
splotches on the outermost
leaves, especially on the
south or southwest side of
the plant, they may be sun-
burned. The chance for sun-
burn is greater if your plants
are stressed for water. If you
thought you would save
money by not putting in an
irrigation system, and you
didn't think it was really all
that necessary to add soil
amendments to this sand,
and the mulching you did
that one time has disap-
peared and you haven't
added any more, well... your


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Port St. Joe Police Report


On May 21, Michelle S.
Ramirez, 36, of Port St. Joe
was arrested for driving
while license suspended or
revoked.
On May 22, James Ryan
Caswell, 24, of Port St. Joe
was arrested for driving
while license suspended or
revoked, felony possession of
Lost and Found:
A key ring with keys was
turned into the Port St. Joe
Police Department on May
16, 2005. The keys were
found in the arep of St. Joe
Furn!Lwae and can be
claimed at the Port St. Joe
Police Department, 410
Williams Ave. Port St. Joe,
Florida, phone number (850)
229-8265.
During the past week,
the Mexico Beach Police
Department answered 88
calls for service.
Officers issued five traf-
fic citations and one traffic
warning.
On May 20, a juvenile
was arrested for driving with-
out a license.
Mexico Beach

Police Department
During the past week,
the Mexico Beach Police
Department answered 88
calls for service.
Officers issued five traf-
fic citations and one traffic
warning.
On May 20, a juvenile
was arrested for driving with-
out a license.
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marijuana more than twenty
grams, possession of mari-
juana with intent to distrib-
ute and possession of para-
phernalia.
On May 23, Gordon
Lamar Alford, 24, of
Tallahassee, was arrested for
driving under the influence.


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plants are suffering for it!
Sometimes even plants
that have adequate moisture
can get sunburned, if they
are sensitive types.
Camellias and azaleas, both
preferring shade to sun, will
sunburn if exposed to the
rays for too many hours in
the afternoon. Afternoon
sun is more intense than
morning sun, so place sensi-
tive plants accordingly if you
want them to be happy.
Another sun-related
problem that can make
plants look funky is foliar
chlorosis. A plant with this
problem will have leaves that
look pale, bleached, or faded.
Foliar chlorosis is caused not
by heat, but by excessive
light, and is common in
shade-loving plants that
have been thoughtlessly
planted in the sun. If camel-
lias and azaleas are the
blondes of the plant world,
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If you are in doubt as to
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plant it. Also remember that
many plants are grown
under shade cloth, and may
have to get used to the sun a
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direct sun for no more than
two hours at first, and grad-
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of time every day. This is
called 'hardening off and is
the equivalent of getting a
gradual tan, instead of a
sudden burn.
One more thing. If you
are thinking about cutting
trees down, please look
around to see which plants
might be affected by the sud-
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might need sunscreen and
floppy hats, too.
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DOING IT THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY: Adele Sobeck hangs sheets on a clothesline behind her home in Colorado Springs, Colo.


Clotheslines offer


sweet-smelling laundry,

energy savings


By CAROL MCGRAW
Freedom News Service

The answer to wash-day
blues is blowing in the wind.
Or so say folks who hang
their clothes outside to dry
naturally.
They- say hanging out is
cool, not a quaint holdover
from Grandma's day. It's an
economical antidote to the
21st-century energy crunch.
It saves the wear and tear
that dryers wreak on but-
tons, elastic and shrinking
jeans. And it goes clothes-
pin-in-hand with the trend to
slow down and smell the
roses. Or in this case, smell
the sweetness of sun-dried
sheets and towels.
These laundry room
rebels don't seem to mind
that their clothes aie a bit
wrinkled and stiff, or that it
takes a bit longer to dry
them.
Gary Yowell, a retired
utility worker, says he, used
to swing on clotheslines for
fun when he was a kid. Now'


the fun comes in hanging out
the laundry at his home in
Old Colorado City, Colo.
"When we moved into our
house, we decided not to get
rid of the clothesline. We love
it," Yowell says.
Some say they have been
driven to clotheslines by high
utility bills or sticker shock
over a new $1,200 electric
dryers that have not only
tumblers, but suspended
cabinets for hang drying and
flat drying.
You can do the same job
with a couple bucks' worth of
:clothesline, as www.
laundrylist.org explains. The
site estimates 5 percent to 6
percent of household energy
bills are devoted to clothes
dryers.
Yet clotheslines aren't
universally loved.
In Colorado Springs,
Colo., for instance, a ordi-
nance forbids clotheslines in
front yards. A line can be in
the side yard or back yard as
long as it is 5 feet from the
property line, says Paul Tice,


a land use review manager
with the city. Planning and
Community Development
Department. "I'm glad
because I love to hang laun-
dry out myself," Tice said. "It
smells great."
Most condo associations
frown on hanging out laun-
dry by prohibiting clothes-
lines and forbidding using
patios for drying items.
THE RIGHT TO HANG
Some people are willing
to fight for their clotheslines.
Recently in Fort
Lauderdale, Fla., Poppy
Madden won the right to
hang her laundry in the yard
of her modest home, shad-
owed by $3 million man-
sions.
Builders said the sight of
her laundry would discour-
age buyers. A judge threw
out the complaint against
her.
Vermont-based Project
Laundrylist, founded in
1995 to promote conserva-
tion, provides "Right to Dry"
advocacy.
Historically, clotheslines
have been good for more
than drying clothes. Women
have used them as commu-
nal gathering places, notes
Andrea Van-Steenhouse, a
Denver psychologist and co-


author of '"The Clothesline."
She says in her practice
she found. many people "had
significant good memories"
of helping their mother hang
laundry.
These .days, hanging
clothes is a luxury, she said.
It feels good to have or take
the time to do it. And there's
a certain peacefulness to the
repetitive action of snapping
the clothespins on the
clothes.
"It stops the mindless
blur of our lives and con-
nects us to the action here
and now," Van-Steenhouse
says.
Airing laundry in public,
though, is a counter trend to
society's desire to "hide their
toil and only show the
results," she says.
That attitude goes along
with new kitchens where
refrigerators, dishwashers
and other appliances are
hidden behind cabinet
doors. "We want to pretend
-someone else is doing the
work."
Michelle Weeks doesn't
mind letting all her laundry
hang, out. The grocery
employee rarely uses her
dryer. "I'm single and work
(See HANGING on Page 2C)


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are concerned about the envi-
ronment and our impact on it.
Kermit the Frog lamented all
those years ago, "It Ain't Easy
Bein' Green." But oh, how
times have changed!
For the first time, the
National Association. of Home
Builders has unveiled rules for
constructing "environmentally
friendly" homes. "Green" fea-
tures of your next home might
include the way your lot is pre-
pared, the home's energy effi-
ciency, the quality of the inte-.
rior environment, low mainte-
nance landscaping, and even
ways to reclaim water and use
natural sources of energy.
While the concept of
"green houses" is relatively
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important factors in your next
home buying decision, you'll
want to investigate the newer
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allow you to buy an older
home and add the cost of ener-
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amount of the loan!
If you'd like to learn more
about, the various issues
involved in building and the
environment, just. visit
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Click on "Environment" under
"Resources," and you'll be
amazed and enlightened!


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part time, so it saves money,"
she says.
Weeks finds it a quick
cure for cabin fever in the
winter, and in the summer
she sees wildlife she might
never notice if she weren't
hanging clothes.
Adele Sobeck rented her
current house in Old
Colorado City because she
loved the yard and clothes-
line.
'The clothesline topped it
off," she said. "It had four
lines compared to my last
house that had only three
lines."
The 22-year-old coun-
selor has two roommates.
They share chores, and she
eagerly volunteers to do the
laundry because it's relax-
ing.


She has a method.
She runs special items in
the dryer to get the wrinkles
out.
'Then I hang all the T-
shirts together, all the jeans,"
she says. "It's easy to fold
later." She estimates it takes
a half hour to dry sheets on a
warm day outside, compared
with almost an hour in the
dryer.
The clothesline is a great,
air-conditioned retreat, too.
It's a trick she learned dur-
ing sweltering summers
growing up on a farm.
On hot days, she spreads
cool, damp sheets across the
lines, puts a wading pool
underneath, and plops in to
read while the rest of the
world heatedly rushes by.


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Along with the interest in
drying clothes outdoors
has come a niche market
for top-notch accou-
trements. A variety of
Web sites and hardware
stores sell clotheslines in
all shapes umbrella
shapes to save space,
retractable ones for peo-
ple who want to hide their
lines, and collapsible
wooden racks for indoor
use.
Canterbury Designs in
Georgia, for example, sells
red cedar clothespins.
Kathy Lincoln wanted a
pulley-style laundry airer
-for her Victorian home
because her laundry
room was too small for a
traditional rack. She
formed her own company,
The 1898 House. The air-
ers cost $54.95.
Other entrepreneurs,are


selling everything from
Parisian home laundry
powder to clothespin
bags worn like aprons.
Some people would
rather collect clothesline
memorabilia than use it.
Jason Carr at Antique
Gallery in Colorado
Springs, Colo., recently
sold for $100 an old
retractable clothesline
that was stored in a tin
wall box. Washtubs and
old washstands are col-
lectable, too, and most
often are used as flower-
pots, he said.
Jonah Bradley, a clerk at
Denver antique store Djuna,
has a set of English hotel
brass laundry pins that
have hotel room numbers
engraved on them. Cost:
$150.


For more on clotheslines
* www.theclotheslinebook.com
* www.laundrylist.org
* www.aubuchonhardware.com,clotheslines.
* www.thel898house.com, pulley-style laundry air-
ers. 1-602-956-3481.
* Canterbury Designs, red cedar clothespins, call 1-
706-860-1674 for brochure.
* www.gaiam.com, organic laundry products, 1-877-
989-6321.
r www.naturedry.com, drying.racks.


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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, student 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 hula classes will
begin.
For more information on
the hula classes or to request
private lessons, contact Lisa
Faipea at 227-7014.


AIR-DRY IN STYLE


Maytag lets you wash
before you buy

By CAROL MCGRAW
Freedom News Service

Want to air your dirty
laundry in public?
Certain Maytag Home
Appliance Centers across
the nation are inviting cus-
tomers to try out their
washers and dryers before
buying them. "It's like test-
driving a car," says Doug
Terfehr, spokesman for the
Iowa-based manufacturer.
"Washers and dryers are
purchases that will last 10
to 15 years, so it's nice to
know what you are get-
ting."
Taking a load of laundry
to the store is for those
"sophisticated shoppers
who expect more from the
shopping experience," he
adds.


4-H Summer Camp 2005


Join us for a fun-filled
week at 4-H Camp
Timpoochee June 27 July
1. Typical camp activities
include canoeing, swimming,
snorkeling, challenge adven-
tures, fishing, field recre-
ation, marine lab and more.
This camp is for youth ages
8-13l Ages 14-18 are consid-
ered camp counselors and
must attend training.
The main purpose of the
4-H camping program is to
help members develop life
skills in a fun and safe out-
,door environment, ultimately
enriching their total personal
development.
The "education" location
is changed to include forests,
fields, water courses and
other natural and man-made
phenomena. Camping uti-
lizes the resources of natural
surroundings to help partici-
pants attain life skills in
interpersonal communica-
tions, group living, personal-
ity development and leader-
ship. The camp setting pro-
vides a unique learning envi-
ronment in which mental,
physical, social and spiritual
growth is maximized.
This year's theme is
"Survivor." Registration


forms and packets are avail-
able from your county agent.
Please call the Extension
office at (850) 639-3200 or
229-2909. to receive a regis-
tration packet from your
County Extension Office.
Spaces will be filled on a
first-come, first-serve basis.
The first 50 youth to register
will receive a camp scholar-
ship to reduce the cost.
If you have a question
about 4-H or 4-H Camp,
write to Mildred K. Melvin,
Extension Agent 4-H and
Family and Consumer
Sciences, University of
Florida/IFAS" Extension-
Gulf County, PO Box 250
200 N. 2nd Street,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465; or
call the Extension Office at
639-3200 or 229-2909.
The University of
Florida/IFAS Extension-
Gulf County is an Equal
Employment. Opportunity-
Affirmative Action Employer
authorized to provide
research, educational infor-
mation and other services
only to individuals and insti-
tutions that function without
regard to race, color, sex or
national origin.


Mexico Beach Seeks Vintage Photos


Remember those family
gatherings at the family cot-
tage at Mexico Beach years
ago? Chances are, someone
may have snapped a picture
with their Kodak box camera
of the kids and grandma
standing at the edge of the
water in their droopy vintage
swimwear, or Uncle Frank


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and Aunt Mae cooking up
hamburgers for the clan out-
side a wide screen porch.
The Mexico Beach
Community Development
Council would like to scan
your old memorabilia photos
for its archives. The snap-
shot copies can be enlarged,
mounted, framed and exhib-
ited in the CDC Welcome
Center gallery to create a
"walk down memory lane."
Sam Kates, a retired
museum director, who vol-
unteers his time to organize
exhibits at the CDC gallery,
said, "Mexico Beach is
changing fast. There needs
to be a record of life in the
early days when the commu-
nity was so remote that it
was not uncommon to see
cattle on the beach."
Photos of early cottages,
landmarks, stores, highway
98, fishing boats and beach
scenes around the old pier
would be ideal, along with
images of people who
enjoyed the long summer
days without the benefit of
an air conditioner.
If anyone would like to
share their old photos, bring
them to CDC welcome cen-
ter. The pictures can be
scanned and the original
photos returned safely to the
owner. A brief description of
"who, what, when, where",
will be needed for each photo
so labels can be made for
each photograph when dis-
played.
The CDC welcome center
is open Monday through
Friday from 9:00 AM 4:00
PM. For additional informa-
tion, call Lynn at 850-648-
8196.

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Some people take in two
loads so they can compare
two machines at once,
Terfehr says.
The experience is
offered only in the new
Maytag centers that fea-
ture boutique showrooms,
complete with laundry
rooms and kitchens that
resemble the real thing.
John Shields, a sales-
man at the Fort Collins,
Colo., store, says people
usually take in heavy items
such as jeans, blankets,
towels and robes.
Customers also can try
out the ovens by baking a
favorite cookie recipe, or
take in dirty dishes to see
how the dishwashers work.
Terfehr, of the Maytag
headquarters, says con-
sumers in Tallahassee,
Fla., are doing the most
tryouts.
"We're not sure why," he
says.


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Art in the Sun Festival


The weather might have
been unpleasant, -but the
sun shone brightly in the
Port St. Joe Elementary
School gym on April 7th for
the fourth annual Arts in the
Sun festival. This festival is
produced annually by the'
Office of Instructional
Services of the Gulf County
School Board and funded by
the St. Joe Community
Foundation and Pamela
Selton. Mrs. Sara Joe
Wooten writes a grant each
year which enables the
fourth-and fifth-grade stu-
dents of Gulf County to be
exposed to the wonderful
world of the arts. Instead of
going to the park this year,
the Wewahitchka Elementary
school students came to Port
St. Joe to join with the


PSJES students.
This -year, the emphasis
was on the World of Dance.
Ann Comforter, the coordina-
tor of the festival made
arrangements for live perfor-
mances of several different
types of dance. The students
enjoyed music by a high
school rock group. Laura
Seay, Gavin Vickery, Zack
Norris and Corbin Vickery
entertained the students
before the festival began. The
program opened with the
"Drama Queens" and mem-
bers of the high school cho-
rus leading the students in
the "Electric Slide."
Lisa Faipea introduced
the students to the world of
Hula by showing a video of a
children's dance competition
in Hawaii. Her daughter


Malia performed a dance to
"Lovely Hula Hands." Justin
Armstead, dressed in a color-
ful Native American Indian
costume performed "The
Grass Dance."
Teresa Kane, director of
"Glas Tara School of Irish
Dance" in Panama City,
wowed the student body with
Irish Dance numbers featur-
ing three students
To end the festival, "The
African Caribbean Dance
Theatre" of Tallahassee per-
formed non-stop
drum/dance music in tradi-
tional African costumes,
including an audience par-
ticipation number.
The children were treat-
ed to pretzels and juice
before making their way
back to class.


Port St. Joe Elementary Peace Builders of the Week


May 16-20
Front Row from Left:tPre-K-Abbygale Hunt; Kindergarten-Halie Jasinski; 1st Grade-Sofia
Harrison. Back Row from Left:t2nd Grade-Dalton Gilley; 3rd Grade-Annalisa Childress; 4th
Grade-Bree Scruggs; 5th Grade-Tiffany Chadwick.


May 23-27
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Grade-Ryan Teall. Back Row from Left:t 2nd Grade-Justin Martin; 3rd Grade-Tristan Reynolds; 4th
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been well maintained. Just a. short
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and is only 600 feet away from a pri-
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End of the Year
First Row: Pre-K-Donald
Bronson, Second Row from
Left: Kindergarten-Aliya
Johnson, Kristen Thursby,
Amelia Oliver; 1st Grade-
Destiny Brewer, Jairus Spires,
Third Row from Left:t 2nd
Grade-Haley Wood; 3rd
Grade-Candice Bright; 4th
Grade-Bryanna Stuart, Mary
Branch; 5th Grade-Carson
Elliott.


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Soldier Promoted

to Sergeant
Army Reserve Soldier
Christopher M. Hendricks of
Port St. Joe, was promoted
to the rank of sergeant April
16. Hendricks, a 2002 grad-
uate of Port St. Joe High
School, is currently
assigned to the 509th
Transportation Detachment
in Panama City and has also
deployed, with them iri sup-
port of Operation Enduring
Freedom.
Hendrick's grandpar-
ents, Retired US Air Force
Command Sgt. Maj. Brian
Stoneback and Jann
Stoneback, currently reside
in The Beaches, Fla.


Port St. Joe High PSJ High
School Class of School Class of


1995 Reunion
Attention Port St. Joe
High class of 1995! We are
planning our 10 year
reunion for this summer. If
you would like to participate
in the planning or know the
whereabouts of any class-
mates, please contact Kristi
Capps Dorman at 229-1464
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.


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1985 Reunion
Port St. Joe High School
Class of 1985 is planning
their 20th Class Reunion for
the weekend of July 1-2. If
you are interested in helping
coordinate the reunion or
know how to contact an
alumnus of '85, please con-
tact Angel Barbee at abar-
bee@gulf.kl2.fl.us or call
Port St. Joe HIgh School at
(850) 229-8251.
Also, any faculty mem-
ber of Port St. Joe

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Summer Food Service Program
The West Florida not available. All children 18 ity in addition to 'those
Resource Conservation and years old and younger, if enrolled in summer school.
Development Council, Inc. open site, are eligible for The following sites will
(RC&DC) and the Gulf meals at no charge and be participating in the
County United Community there will be no discrimina- Summer Food Service


Development, Inc. will be
participating in the Summer
Food Service Program dur-
ing the months of May
through August.
Nutritionally balanced
meals will be provided to all
children regardless of race,
color, sex, disability, age or
national origin during sum-
mer vacation when school
breakfasts and lunches are


tion in the course of the
meal service. The programs
are only approved for geo-
graphical areas of need
where 50 percent of more of
the children qualify for free
and reduced price meals
during the school year.
Summer feeding sites
that are located at schools
provided meals to all chil-
dren in the immediate vicin-


Program:
Washington Recre-
ational Site, Kenney's Road,
May 26 through August, 4,
with the service beginning at
noon and ending at 1:15
p.m. The local point of con-
tact for the Gulf County
Summer Food Program is:
Mrs. Debra Heath (229-
9569) or Mrs. Amy Rogers
(229-8515).


May is Arthritis Month


Elementary from 1972-1979
or a teacher at Port St. Joe
High School from 1979-
1985 is cordially invited to
attend on Friday, July 1, at
6:00 at the high school. For
more information, call Angel
at PSJHS.


Class of 1958

Reunion
The class of 1958 of
Washington High School will
have its 47th year class
reunion this weekend,
Friday, May 27 at 7 p.m.
and on Saturday, May 28.
Members will be gather-
ing at the David Jones Gym
at the Washington High
School Site.
For more information,
please contact Eugenia
Thomas at 229-6540.


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Door Prizes



May is annually recog-
nized as National Arthritis
Month. The Florida
Department of Health and
the Arthritis Foundation
want to raise awareness that
arthritis pain and disability
can be improved by moder-
ate physical activity.
Arthritis encompasses over
100 diseases and conditions
that affect joints, surround-
ing tissues and/or connec-
tive tissues. These diseases
include rheumatoid arthri-
tis, osteoarthritis,
fibromyalgia, lupus, gout,
bursitis, rheumatic fever
and juvenile rheumatoid
arthritis.
"Exercise or physical
activity is an important part
Tutankhamun
Exhibit at Mary
Brogan Museum
Tutankhamun: "Won-
.derful Things" from the
Pharoah's Tomb will be on
view from June 4 to
November 27 at the Mary
Brogan Museum in
Tallahassee.
The museum is open
Monday through Saturday
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5
p.m. General admission is
$6. Admission for students,
senior citizens and military
with ID is $3.50. Children
age two and under enter
free.
The Mary Brogan Museum
of Art and Science is located
at 350 S.' Duval Street,
directly behind the capitol
building in Downtown
Tallahassee.


of arthritis self-manage-
ment," said DOH Secretary
John O. Agwunobi, M.D.,
M.B.A., M.P.H.
The Surgeon General's
1996 Report on Physical
Activity and Health conclud-
ed that programs of regular
moderate aerobic activity or
resistance training relieve
symptoms and improve
function among people with
rheumatoid arthritis and
osteoarthritis.
Specific benefits of regu-
lar physical activity are
improvements in muscle
strength, endurance, flexi-
bility, function, psychosocial
status, and cardiovascular
health and fitness all with-
out injury or aggravation of
the arthritis.
During 2002-03, Florida
adults with doctor-diag-
nosed arthritis were esti-
mated at 27.5 percent, and
an additional 18 percent of
the adult population showed
possible signs of arthritis.
During the same period,
26.3 percent of doctor diag-
nosed arthritis patients
were overweight; whereas
39.6 percent of this popula-
tion was obese.
Arthritis is a leading


cause of disability among
adults in the United States.
In 1997, arthritis and other
rheumatic conditions cost
Floridians inflicted with the
condition an estimated $7.6
billion.
Individuals who suffer
from arthritis can help
relieve pain and stiffness by
participating in 30 minutes
Sof physical activity for three
or more days a week.
Activities can include walk-
ing, swimming and biking.
The Arthritis
Foundation has a number of
courses that include modest
aerobic conditioning. Two
such courses include People
with Arthritis Can Exercise
(PACE) and the Arthritis
Foundation Aquatic
Program (AFAP).
For more information
about arthritis, please con-
tact the Arthritis
Foundation Florida Chapter
at 1-800-672-0882 or- visit
www.arthritis.org.
Additional information
about arthritis and Florida's
Arthritis Prevention and
Education Program are
available at (850) 245-4330
or www.doh.state.fl.us/fam-
ily/arthritis.


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News Column
Faith Christian School


The 2004-2005 year is
over. The first day of the new
school year will be Monday,
August 8, and orientation


will be Thursday, August 4.
Watch The Star for more
details.
The eighth grade gradua-


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Shark Talk
By Jake Howse
We are the Class of 2005
and WE DID ITI No more
tardy bells, no more morning
announcements and no more
lame excuses for why we
were late to first period...
because I think the front
office is catching on to the
amount of dead batteries,
sudden stomach aches and
alarm clock malfunctions we
have had over the past four
years. I think it is only fitting
that we thank those who
have given their time and
efforts so freely to make this
year so AWESOME!
Our class website was
set up by The Bluewater iNet
Group, the projectors for our
slideshow were coordinated
by Mr. Seott Lamberson and
our Senior Breakfast was
provided free of charge by
Sunset Coastal Grill. But
more importantly, we would
like to thank our senior
sponsors, Ms. Barbee, Mrs.
Barlow and Mrs. Ramsey
who have put up with us all
year long. WE-THANK ALL


OF YOU!
Graduates, you might be
asking yourself how Iin the
world we made it to this
point. What has sustained
and supported us for these
past 13 years of schooling?
Take a look around, you'll
see that we are surrounded
by the people who love us...
not just our families.., our
entire community. Maya
Angelou said, "it takes a vil-
lage to raise a child," and we
are living proof that if you
have a great village...you'll
raise great children.
Our neighbors ARE our
coaches, cheerleading spon-
sors, our friend's parents,
our churches, teachers,
preachers. Everyone else and
their brother's second
cousin...have taught us
something along the way.
They have kept us in line
throughout the years...and
we know we can run...but we
can't hide, because before we
can confess any wrongdoings
to our parents, somebody
who heard it from someone,
who heard it on a scanner,


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tion and the awards program
for grades five through 11
were held Thursday, May 19.
Graduates were Miss Jamie
Kennedy and Mr. Wade
Guilford, who were chal-
lenged by Administrator Lori
Beightol to use four keys to
open doors of opportunity -
motivation, a positive atti-
tude, smiles, and a focused
life on the Savior, Jesus
Christ.
Both graduates gave


short speeches of thanks to
God, their parents, teachers,
school friends, and Faith
Christian School.
Students in grades five
and up received' various
awards in their areas of
study for academic achieve-
ment. The highest average in
Bible went to Tiffany Burch
in grades five and six and to
Trevor Burch for grades
seven through 11. Trevor
was also the winner of the


has already told our parents!
We can't slip anything by
this town. For example, a
group of us traveled to
Europe last month and we
found out that when some-
thing happened...the news
somehow traveled across the
continents, the Atlantic
Ocean, down the aisle of the
Piggly Wiggly, up the chairs
of the hair salons -- before
we could get to a telephone
to call our parents...
Nevertheless, it has been
a great childhood...
I remember when "dat-
ing" someone meant you told
everybody you liked them
but every time you saw that
special someone you had to
run from them...
I remember in elemen-
tary school when we were
cool because we wore knee-
high purple and gold socks
and mesh football jerseys on
Friday to support our
team...and you knew you
were someone if you were
wearing the quarterback's
number...gosh, we were cool.
I remember when we
thought we were rebels
because we refused to wear
bicycle helmets...and when
rumors surfaced that Jimmy
Stephens was writing tickets,
we decided to put our hel-
mets on our handle
bars...and when we saw him
at the Shell Station we would
throw them on our heads
and we would just smile at
him as we passed by and
when he was out of
sight...that helmet would be
back on our handle bars...we
would barely escape the
wrath of the Port St. Joe
police department...man we
thought we were criminals...
Some of our best memo-
ries were created during the
summer time...
Whether it was tourna-
ment baseball or softball,
skim boarding, scalloping,
riding wave runners in White
City, fishing from the oil
docks and the city pier or


highest awards in Math,
Science, English and History
in the high school. The
Science awards for the most
motivated student in science
were given to Forest Daniels
in grades five through six
and to Jamie Kennedy in
grades seven through 11.
Homework Heroes in
grades five through eight
were Tiffany Burch, Trisha
Davidson, Rachel Jones,
Erin Kennedy, Nate Taylor
and Rachel Thayer. These
are students who have not
missed a single homework
assignment for the year.
Sportsmanship awards were
given to Rachel Jones, Nate
Taylor, Dillon McGhee,
Rachel Thayer, and Jamie
Kennedy.
The Presidential Awards
for Educational Achievement,
went to Brian Pitts and
Jamie Kennedy and for
Educational Excellence went
to Nate Taylor. The highly
coveted citizenship awards
were given to Trisha
Davidson, Erin Kennedy,
Nate Taylor, Dillon McGhee,
Jessica Sarmiento and
Trevor Burch.
D.A.R. Essay awards
and art awards were given to
all participants, and a certifi-
cate of advancement to the
next grade level was present-
ed to each student. Jamie
Kennedy's grandfather, Mr.
James Kennedy, pronounced
the benediction. Delicious
refreshments,. supplied by
parents and teachers, were
served in the library after the


ceremony.
We will announce the
winners of awards in grades
one through four in next
week's Lion's Tale. We are
thankful to God for each and
every friend, staff member,
teacher, student and family
that has a part in Faith
Christian School, and we ask
His blessings on your sum-
mer and the coming school
year.

Poems Sought in Contest

from Port St. Joe Area Poets
A $1,000 grand prize is
being offered in a new poetry
contest sponsored by
Celestial Arts, free to every-
one. Over $50,000 in cash
prizes will be awarded during
the coming year.
"Even if you have never
entered a competition
before," says Poetry Editor
Michael Thomas, "this is
your opportunity to win big.
Even if you have written only
one poem it deserved to be
read and appreciated.
Beginners are certainly wel-
come!"
To enter, send one poem,
21 lines or less to: Celestial
Arts, P.O. Box 1140, Talent,
OR 97540, or enter online at
www.freecontest.com.
Be sure your name and
address is on the page with
your poem. The deadline for
entering is June 18, 2005. A
winner's list will be sent to
all entrants.


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hanging out at summer rec
or the Stac House. We were
just busy having a blast
growing up! Now we wonder
where all that time went and
sometimes wishing we could
bring back those days...
Days when you had to
prove your "coolness" by
jumping off the city pier...
Or when we ruled four
square on the back porch of
the Stac House with popsi-
cles in our mouths...
Back in the day when we
would practice our shots all
summer long for the annual
pool tournament...while beg-
ging our parents to buy us a
new pool stick because that
was the REAL secret to win-
ning.
Through it all we are
bound together by our suc-
cesses and struggles over the
past years. We have celebrat-
ed in times of winning, and
we have cried in times of
loss. But we all well up with
a sense of pride when we
think of putting on that pur-
ple and gold jersey, or we get
chills thinking of Ms. Mary
Lou belt out the national
anthem. We recall times of
laughter and celebration, old
pains and lost loves. We
must remember that it is not
the ending we should focus
on but the journey itself...
"We all take different
paths in life, but no matter
where we go, we take a little
piece of each other every-
where."
As Mrs. Pierce says, "We
are from a small town, but
that is not a handicap." We
are capable of achieving any-
thing we desire...Because
"what lies behind us and
what lies before us are tiny
matters, compared to what
lies within us."
Take every opportunity
you are given...and live like
you are dying...
Remember, "A journey of
a thousand miles must begin
with a single step."
Peace and Good Life


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New Incentive for


Recent College Grads


Correctional

Officers Graduate
Correctional Officer
Basic Standards classes #
166/168 graduated from
Gulf Coast Community
College on May 19.
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
addition, 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.


OPPORTUNITY
KNOCKSTV
TURN KEY BUSINESS

Unobstructed Bay View
..Currently a Convenient Store
w/Deli and COP license.
Price includes all equipment.
Located on 4 lots near Windmark Beach.
Residential & Commercial opportunities.
$1,700,000
Call for free brochure or visit my
web site:
www.thebeachsite.com


Calhoun
Mary Sue Neves
Superintendenti
Franklin
Jo Ann Gander
Superintendent
FSU Schools, Inc.
Jesse-Jackson
Director
Gadsden
Reginald James
Superintendent
Gulf
Tim Wilder
Superintendent


Summer
Athletic Camps
The Wellness and
Athletics Division of Gulf
Coast Community College
will conduct the following
summer athletic camps in
June and July:
Girls Individual/Team
Basketball;
Girls Basketball Camp.
For information call 913-
3277
Boys Basketball Camps;
For information call 747-
3235.
Girls Volleyball
Individual/Team Skills;
Girls Volleyball
Individual Skills;
For information call 769-
1551, ext. 3362.
Boys & Girls Baseball
Camp;
For information call 872-
3897.
Girls Softball Camps;
For information call 747-
3202.


Pre-registration is
strongly recommended at the
Office of Admissions on cam-
pus. Same day registration
will be conducted at the field
or gym on the first day of
camp. Campers' Social
Security number is required
for registration. The cost per
camp is $50. Camp size is
limited to 75 for all camps.
Levels 1 to 6 Summer
Swim Lessons are also avail-
able. The cost is $45 and
pre-registration is required.
For more information call
872-3832.


Warm Water

Exercise Classes
The Wellness. and
Athletics Division of Gulf
Coast Community College
will offer Warm Water
Exercise Classes through
June 17 in the therapy pool
in the Wellness Center com-
plex on campus.
The facility at GCCC is a
fully functioning hydrothera-
py pool and all instructors
are certified in warm water
exercise and arthritis thera-
py. The classes are designed
for individuals who want to
continue their post rehabili-'
tation warm water mainte-
nance or to relieve pain.
Benefits include improved
range of motion and flexibili-
. ty,, relaxation abilities and
social interaction. Students
will"be introduced to hydro-
dynamic principles and
accepted forms of warm
water exercise such as Ai
Chi, Yoqua and Watsu.
Classes will meet
Tuesday and Thursdays
from 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.,


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Joan Lovelace or CarolDonato

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1402 Hwy 98-Mexico Beach, FL 32410
(Cell) 850-527-2560 (Office) 800-239-4959


Hamilton
(Risk Management Member)
Harry J. Pennington
Superintendent
Holnies: ::: i
Steve Griffin
Superintendent
Jackson
Danny Sims
Superintendent
Jefferson
Phil Barker
Superintendent
Liberty
David Summers
Superintendent


Safety & Positive Thinking


Paula Lovett Waller
Executive Director


U4 A li I.


Madison
Lou Miller
Superintendent
Taylor
Oscar M. Howard, Jr.
Superintendent
Wakulla
David Miller
Superintendent
Walton
Carlene Anderson
Superintendent
Washington
Calvin Stevenson
Superintendent


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COMMUNITY I r C L IL NEWS


Recent college graduates
in Florida who want to
become teachers but did
not earn degrees in educa-
tion can now pursue their
teaching dreams through
Passport to Teaching, an
innovative certification
process offered by the
American Board for
Certification of Teacher
Excellence (www.abcte.org).
In recognition of college
graduation season and
national Teacher
Appreciation Week, the
American Board will cut the
Passport to Teaching appli-
cation fee for recent gradu-
ates by $100 throughout the
month of May. The incentive
is designed to encourage'
teaching-minded individuals
with bachelor's degrees to
achieve their goals.
Candidates for Passport
to Teaching certification
must demonstrate mastery
on examination of subject
area knowledge and profes-
sional teaching knowledge.
Individuals can prepare for
certification on their own
time and at their own pace,


or 5 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. The
cost of the six-week class is
$60 per person. Pre-regis-
tration is required and there
is a six person minimum.
Additional pool time is avail-
able at no additional cost
after confirmed registration.
For more information,
call Carl Kleinschmidt at
872-3832.


Summer and

Fall Registration
Gulf Coast Community
College campus advising and
registration for the summer
2005 is as follows:
Summer B
Registration: April 18-
22
June 15 to 17
Classes Begin: June 20
Registration Fees Due:
June 10
Early Fall
Registration: April 18 -
May 6
Registration will occur
from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
Monday through Thursday
and from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
on Friday. Web registration
for summer and fall will open
on April 18.
Please note web registra-
tion begins April 15. In
addition, the day fees are
due campus office hours will
be 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Gulf/Franklin Center
registration will take place as
follows:
Summer B
Registration: April 13
and June 8
Classes Begin: June 20
Registration Fees Due:
June 10
Tyndall Air Force Base
registration will take place as
follows:
Summer B
Registration: April 13
and June 8
Classes Begin: June 20
Registration Fees Due:
June 10
Late registration and
drop/add for all facilities is
as follows:
Summer B June 20 -
21
Please note that these
dates exclude Saturdays,
Sunday and holidays.
For more information,
call (850) 872-3892 for the
main campus, (850) 227-
9670 for the Gulf/Franklin
Center (EST) and (850) 283-
4332 and for Tyndall Air
Force Base Education Office.


Over 100 area high
school sophomores have
been selected to attend the
North Florida Hugh OBrian
Youth (HOBY) Leadership
Seminar. They will join more
than 300 young leaders rep-
resenting as many high
schools from throughout
Florida. The seminar will be
held June 3-5 in
Tallahassee.
Selected to attend the
2005 North Florida HOBY
Seminar is Mr. Matthew
Miller from Wewahitchka
High School. Students cho-
sen based upon demonstrat-
ed leadership and potential
for continued leadership
growth.
HOBY Leadership
Seminars bring together a
select group of high school
sophomores with groups of
distinguished leaders in
-business, government, edu-
cation and the professions to
discuss present and future
issues. The goal is to provide
the youths with a stimulat-
ing forum for learning critical


issues while broadening
their understanding of their
leadership potential and
quest for self-development.
Hugh O'Brian Youth
Leadership was established
in 1958 by the popular actor,
Hugh O'Brian, following a
visit to Africa, where he was
inspired by a meeting with
Dr. Albert Schweitzer. "One
of the things Schweitzer said
to me was that the most
important thing in education
was to teach young people to
think for themselves,"
O'Brian said. "From that
inspiration and with the sup-
port of others who believe in
youth and the American
dream, I started HOBY to
seek out, recognize and
develop outstanding leader-
ship potential among our
nation's youth."
Further information
about HOBY seminars, activ-
ities and sponsorship oppor-
tunities in Florida is avail-
able by calling Abbye Glaser
Feeley at 813-679-7659.


NOTICE OF VOLUNTARY

ANNEXATION

NOTICE is hereby given that RONALD WILLIAM BUTLER,
CATHEY ELAINE BUTLER KENNEDY and CHARLES CALVIN
BUTLER, have requested the City of Port St. Joe to voluntarily
annex the land shown on the map attached hereto. The land
is located adnacent to a Northwest portion of the City Limits
more particularly described at Official Record Book 159,
Page 17, Public Records of Gulf County. An exact legal
description of the property and Ordinance No. 319 are on
file with the City Clerk at the Municipal Buiding, 305 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida, and may be
inspected there.
The City will consider the adoption of Ordinance No.
319, AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE VOLUNTARY
ANNEXATION OF CERTAIN LANDS ADJACENT TO THE
NORTHWEST PORTION OF THE CITY LIMITS MORE PARTIC-
ULARLY DESCRIBED AT ORB 159, PAGE 17, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING A
DESCRIPTION OF THE LANDS TO BE ANNEXED; PROVID-
ING FOR THE REDEFINING OF CITY BOUNDARIES TO
INCLUDE SAID LANDS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY
AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE, which will be
the annexing ordinance applicable to'the above land at its
regular meeting on June 7, 2005, at 6:00 o'clock p.m., EDT,
in the City Commission Meeting Room, Municipal Building,
305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. All inter-
ested persons may appear and be heard.


Publish May 26 & June 2


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Congratulations

to the

Graduating Seniors of 2005


Panhandle Area Educational Consortium
Member School Districts


Lead to Success

Patrick McDaniel
Risk Manager


Tony Ganstine
Safety Specialist


using preparation materials
available from a variety of
sources. No additional col-
lege courses are required
unless the certification can-
didate chooses to participate
in them for preparation pur-
poses.
"America will need 2.4
million new teachers over the
next 10 years," said
American Board President
Dr. Kathleen Madigan. "If
you have the skills, the intel-
ligence and the passion to
teach there is a classroom
right now that needs you."
Currently, Passport to
Teaching certification is
available in the areas of ele-
mentary education, English,
mathematics, general sci-
ence and biology. Passport to
Teaching is recognized by the
U.S. Department of
Education and accepted by
several U.S. states as a route
to full teacher certification.
To receive a free infor-
mation kit, call 1-877-NOW-
ABCTE or visit
www.abcte.org.


Area Sophomores Selected


for Leadership Program


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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
MARCH 8, 2005
REGULAR MEETING
continued
GULF PINES HOSPITAL
Jim MeKntight. of the Gulfl
County ieialth Care Committee.
appeared before the Board to
discuss that Gulf Pines
Hospital is trying to re-open the
facility, and recommended that
the Boarl proceed as planned
to create an Urhgent Care
Facility at the Gulf County
Health Department (purchase
equtipiuent, etc,.). ie slated
that when the ht opltal oinses,
the CountV will be read' t1o
open the Inrgent Care FaclitLy
(will wao be In conmpettini witlth
the hspial), Mrl, Mitighlt
ve.w1,etcirtted t ceiiltllue as
platitmt (utl Pinews lkospital
itos tnIt rtl have leirencj anld
eattivtr o> Bcet with Sacred


t LetuiMe agWe.ds. with Mir
-1 *s ,tonudmienda oion,

tutssetl the neued to have a plan
af i ,t) tsi u'ate wlinu the his-
pltal t-ass,
H CHOl. IL LETTERS
INTEGRAS
ttpam itvwussl'Ni by Chielf
Aidaislarat.T Butler.
ennminuheioer MeLemore
cuvatktqwd to allow
A Vuaktstathta tn correct a sen-
teBne to the C.D.B.G. letter to
0C r ,,' ir.. Integras (letter
S.i. i-, Commissioner
... seconded the motion,
.1 *i passed unanimously (4-
01.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS I
MEETING
Commissioner Barnes
thanked the students from Port
St. Joe High School for attend-
ing the County Commission
meeting tonight.
SPECIAL PROJECTS
I PAYMENTS
Chairman Peters passed
the Chair to Vice Chairman


REQUEST TO RECEIVE BIDS
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
instructions.
Publish May 12, 19, 26, 2005
NOTICE TO RECEIVE
SEALED BIDS
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
Wewahitchka E.M.S.
Building
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) 2296113.
Any questions regarding this
bid should be directed to
Wewahitchka E.M.S. Director
Houston Whitfield at (850) 227-
5839.
Please indicate on the envelope
YOUR COMPANY NAME, that
this is a SEALED BID and
include the BID NUMBER.
Bids must be submitted to
thie' 'Gulf County Clerk's
Office at 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr., Blvd, Room 148,
Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456,
by 5:00 p.m., E.T., on Friday,
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.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: NATHAN PETERS, JR.,
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS, CLERK
Publish: May 19 & 26, 2005
Ad #2005-028
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CLYDE L. GENTRY, JUDY
GENTRY,
AND GEORGE ALBERT GEN-
TRY,
Plaintiffs
V. Case No.: 05-148CA
JOHN DOE, ET AL.,
ALL PARTIES HAVING OR
CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY
RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST


McLemore and motioned to
approve a Special Projects
Payment from District IV to the
Marilyn Wittllen Scholarship
Fund. in the amount of
$300,00. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed unaninlously (4-
0) Chairman Metemore then
returned the Chair to
Conmnissioner Peters.
There Iint no further
business, the in.-.- .-.i did then
adlourn at 6:55 pI.m. E.S.T.
NATHAN PETERS. JR.
ATTEST:
CHAIRMAN
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
MARCH 16, 2005
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gull County Board of
County Commissloners met
S, i .-* !i v, r.. with
; Li *r1 *. 11 r: r r .-sent:
Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr.,
Vice Chairman Carmen L.
McLecinore. and Commissioners
Bilty E. Traylor, Bill Williams,
and Jerry W. Barnes.
Others were: County
Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Deputy Clerk Leanna Roberts,
ClhifAdministrator Don Butler,
Building Inspector Lee
Collinsworth, Human
Resources Director Denise
Manuel, and Planner David
Richardson.
Chairman Peters called
the meeting to order at 12:01
p.m.. E.S.T.
INTEGRAS
REHABILITATION C.D.B.G.
Chief Administrator
Butler discussed the C.D.B.G.
letter to D.C.A. regarding the
Integras Project (Board
approved 03/08/05), and pre-
sented the Board with a copy of
a proposed amended
Participating Party Agreement.
He discussed the changes made
within the agreement Including
a request for an extension (pro-
ject completion extended to


IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN
DESCRIBED.
Defendants
/
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
PUBLICATION
TO: John Doe, et al.
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, llienors,
creditors, trustees and all par-
ties claiming an interest by,
through, or under or against
the Defendants, who are know
known to be dead or alive, and
all parties having or.claiming to
have any right, title, or interest
in the property described
below.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Quiet Title, has been
filed against you regarding the
property located at 6779,
Highway 71, Wewahitchka, Gulf
County, Florida, and more fully
described as follows:
Commence at the
Southwest corner of
Section 11, Township 7
South, Range 10 West,
Gulf County, Florida,
thence run North
8558'13" East 1492
feet to the Point of
Beginning; thence run
North 86'52'17" East
131 feet; thence run
North 0233'39" West
444.00 feet; thence run
South 8652'17" West,
131.00 feet; thence run
South 02'33'39" East
444.00 to the Point of
Beginning.
You are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if
any, to this action on Mel
Magidson, Jr., Petitioner's
attorney, whose address is 528
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,
2005.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: Barbara Baxter
Deputy Clerk
Publish May 19, 26, June 2, &
9, 2005
PUBLIC NOTICE


10/07/05). Upon recommen-
dation by Chief Administrator
Butler, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to approve
Modification #2 to the D.C.A.
Grant Agreement and
Amendment # 1 to the
Participation Party Agreement
for the C.D.B.G. Integras
Rehabilitation Project.
Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion, and it passed 3
to 1, with Chairman Peters vot-
Ing no and Commissioner
Williams abstaining due to
business involvement.
SPECIAL PROJECTS
PAYMENTS
Upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, sec-
ond by Commissioner Traylor.
and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following Special
Projects Payments.
Dist. I American Cancer
Society Donation $100.00
Dist. II American Cancer
Society Donation $100.00
Dist. Ill American Cancer
Society Donation $100.00
Dist. IV American Cancer
Society Donation $100.00
Dist. V American Cancer
Society Donation $100.00
Upon motion by
Commissioner Williams. second
by Commissioner Barnes. and
unanimous vote, the Board
approved a Special Projects
Payment from District III, in the
amount of $200.00, to Port St.
Joe High School Track and
Field.
There being no further
business, and upon motion by
Commissioner Barnes, the
meeting did then adjourn at
12:07 p.m., E.S.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK
PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA
MARCH 22, 2005
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met


Notice is hereby given that the
Board of City Commissioners of
the City of Port St. Joe, Florida,
is considering three requests
for variance as follows:
Owners request to be
allowed to place a utility
building five-feet within
the side and rear setbacks
(variance of five feet on
both side and rear) at
2009 Marvin Avenue, of
the City of Port St. Joe,
Florida.
Owners request to be
allowed to replace current
aboveground pool and site
new in-ground pool. within
ten-feet of rear setback
(ten foot variance on rear)
at 2005 Marvin Avenue, of
the City of Port St. Joe,
Florida.
Owners request to be
allowed to place an in-.
ground pool and patio
within 16-feet (9-foot vari-
ance) of his rear property
line at 3511 Garrison
Avenue, of the City of Port
St. Joe, Florida.
Final consideration of said
requests will be given at the
Regular Meeting of the Board of
City Commissioners of Port St.
Joe, held June 7, 2005, at 6:00
p.m., EST in Commission
Chambers. Second Story of Port
St. Joe City Hall, 305 Cecil G.
Costin Sr. Blvd.
All interested parties are invited
to attend and to be heard. Any
person who decides to appeal
any decision made by the board
with respect to any matter con-
sidered at said meeting will
need a record of the proceed-
ings, and for such purpose may
need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be
based. Neither the City of Port
St. Joe nor the Variance and
Zoning Committee of the City of
Port St. Joe, Florida will provide
a verbatim record of this meet-
ing.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILI-
TIES ACT. persons needing spe-
cial accommodations to partici-
pate in this proceedings should
contact in advance. Carol
Davis, City of Port St. Joe. at
City Hall, Telephone No. (850)
229-8261 ext 222.
/s/ Pauline Pendarvls,
City Auditor/Clerk
Publish May 26 & June 2. 2005
NOTICE TO RECEIVE
SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0405-21


this date in regular session
with the following members
present: Chairman Nathan
Peters, Jr.. Vice Chairman
Carmen L. McLemore. and
Commissioners Billy E. Traylor.
Bill Williams, and Jerry W.
Barnes.
Others present were:
County Attorney Timothy
McFarland, Clerk Becky Norris,
Deputy Clerk Leanna Roberts,
Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Staff Assistant
Lynn Stephens, Building
Official Brad Bailey, Emergency
Management Director R. Larry
Wells, Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, Gulf County
E.M.S. Director Shane
McGuffin. G.l.S. Director Penny
Ford. Human Resources
Director Denise Manuel.
Assistant Planner Andrew
Rowell, Road Department
Superintendent Bobby Knee,
Solid Waste Director Joe
Danford, and Deputy Sheriff
Justin Parrish.
Deputy Parrish called the
meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.,
E.S.T.
Reverend Dan Rhodes
opened the meeting with
prayer, and Chairman Peters
led the Pledge of Allegiance to
the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA
Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve the
Consent Agenda and
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion for discus-
sion. After discussion the
Board unanimously approved
the Consent Agenda, as follows:
1. Minutes March 1,
2005 Special Meeting
March 2, 2005 -
Emergency Meeting
March 8, 2005 Regular
Meeting
March 16, 2005 -
Special Meeting
2. B.C.C. Letter -
Chairman to Lisa Curry
("Portrait of a Town" Article)


The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive bids from any person,
company or corporation inter-
ested in providing the following
service:
Financing of a Ferrara
Intruder II 77' Aerial
Quint in the amount of
$249,000.00.
Financing will be for a
term of five (5) years,
with first payment due
one (1) year after
establishment of loan,
and loan proceeds
must be received by
August, 2005.
Please indicate on the envelope
YOUR COMPANY NAME, that
this is a SEALED BID, and
include the BID NUMBER.
Bids will be received until
Friday, June 24, 2005 at 5:00
p.m. E.T., at the Office of the
Clerk of Circuit Court, 1000
Cecil G. Costin. Sr. Blvd.,
Room 148, Port St. Joe, FL
32456, and the bids will be
opened at this location on
Monday, June 27, 2005 at
10:00 a.m., E.T.
The Board reserves the right to
reject any and all bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Nathan Peters, Jr.,
Chairman
Attest: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris,
Clerk
Ad #2005-032
Publish: May 26 & June 2,
2005
NOTICE TO RECEIVE
SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0405-22
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive bids from any person,
company or corporation inter-
ested in providing the following:
Ambulance Billing/Run
Report/Aggregate
Software
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 Gulf
County E.M.S. Director Shane
McGuffin at (850) 229-8002.
Please indicate on the envelope
YOUR COMPANY NAME, that
this is a SEALED BID and
Include the BID NUMBER.
Bids must be submitted to
the Gulf County Clerk's
Office at 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr., Blvd, Room 148,
Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456,


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Ministerial Association
(Opening Prayer at Board
Meetings)
3. Budget Amendment #1
- General Fund (911 Equipment
- $36,000.00), as follows:
Budget Amendment #1
General Fund
Wireless 911:
25129-64001 Equipment
>$5000
Original Budget:
$36,000
Increase:
$ -0-
Decrease:
$36,000
Amended Budget-
$-0-
Wireless 911:
25129-34000
Other Contr. Serv.
Original Budget:
$-0-
Increase:
$36,000
Decrease:
$-0-
Amended Budget:
$36,000
(End)
Budget Amendment #2 -
General Fund (Gulf County
Transportation Program
$5,000.00), as follows:
Budget Amendment #2
General Fund
Mental Health: 51363-
34901 NonSponsored Trans
Disad
Original Budget:
$12,600
Increase:
$5,000
Decrease:
$0
Amended Budget:
$17,600
Reserves: 99984-95000
Reserve for Contingencies
Original Budget:
$250,000
Increase:
$0
Decrease:
$5,000
Amended Budget:


by 5:00 p.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.


$245,000
(End)
Budget Amendment #3 -
General Fund (Health Dept.
Urgent Care Facility
$58,500.00), as follows:
Budget Amendment #3
General Fund
County Health Dept:
42562-81000 Aid to Gov't
Agency
Original Budget:
$120,450
Increase:
$58,500
Decrease:
$0
Amended Budget:
$178,950
Reserves: 99984-95000
Reserve for Contingencies
Original Budget:
$245,000
Increase:
$0
Decrease:
$58,500
Amended Budget:
$186,500
(End)
Budget Amendment #4 -
T.D.C. Fund (New Employee -
$25,000.00), as follows:
Budget Amendment #4
Tourist Development Fund
Tourist Development:
27452-12000 Salary
Original Budget:
$35,980
Increase:
$24,000
Decrease:
$-0-
Amended Budget:
$59,980
Tourist Development:
27452-21000 FICA
Original Budget:
$2,231
Increase:
$1,488
Decrease:
$-0-'
Amended Budget:
$ 3,719
Tourist Development:
27452-21500 Medicare
Original Budget:



The Board reserves the right to
reject any and all bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS


$523
Increase:
$348
Decrease:
S-0-
Amended Budget:
$871
Tourist Development:
27452-22000 Retirement
Original Budget:
$2.660
Increase:
$ 1,860
Decrease:
$-0-
Amended Budget:
$4,520
Tourist Development:
27452-48000 Promotion Acct
Original Budget:
$35.956
Increase:
$-0-
Decrease:
$2,696
Amended Budget:
$33,260
Reserves: 69984-95000
Reserve for Conting.
Original Budget:
$25,000
Increase:
$-0-
Decrease:
$25,000
Amended Budget:
$-0
(End)
Budget Amendment #5 -
General Fund (Classification
Changes), as follows:
Budget Amendment #5
General Fund
Public Works: 42834-
44000 Rentals & Leases
Original Budget:
$ 52,003
Increase:
$
Decrease:
$52,003
Amended Budget:
$-0-
Public Works: 42834-
64001 Equipment >5000
Original Budget:
$-0-
Increase:


GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: NATHAN PETERS, JR.,
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:


$ 52,003
Decrease:
$-0-
Amended Budget:
$ 52,003
(End)
Budget Amendment #6 Co.
R&B Fund (Classification
Changes), as follows:
Budget Amendment #6
County Road & Bridge Fund
County Road & Bridge:
41041-44000 Rentals & Leases
Original Budget:
$ 47,629
Increase:
$
Decrease:
$47,629
Amended Budget:
$-0-
County Road & Bridge:
41041-64001 Equipment
>5000
Original Budget:
$-0-
Increase:
$47,629
Decrease:
$-0-
Amended Budget:
$ 47,629
(End)
4. Contract
Amendment/Fee Schedule
Amendment/Policy Adoption -
Gulf County Health
Department
5. Fee Schedule Change -
G.I.S. Department (Aerial CD -
$100.00)
6. Grant Agreement -
Child Support Enforcement
Program (Service of Process *
2005-2006) Grant Acceptance -
Emergency Management
($23,231.00)
7. Insurance Renewal -
Fuel & Waste Oil Storage Tank
($2,158.00) and
Discontinuance of Terrorism
Coverage Rider
8. Invoice Agency for
Health Care Administration -
Medicaid (February, 2005 *
$8,130.92 to be paid from
Account #52264-34100)
(See MINUTES on Page 8C)


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9. Refund Building
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($100.00)
Refund Competency
Card Fee Richard Smith
($150.00)
10. Resolution #2005-05
Supporting House Bill 0741
and Senate Bill 1178 Regarding
Net Fishing, as follows:
RESOLUTION NO. 2005-05
WHEREAS, Gulf County.
Florida has a unique configura-
tion of many citizens who
engage in the use and enjoy-
ment of net fishing in and
around our coastal, near shore
and open waters; and
WHEREAS, Gulf County,
Florida maintains a rare tradi-
tion of commercial fishing with
many citizens directly depen-
dant upon the economic bene-
fits derived therefrom to sus-
tain their livelihood; and
WHEREAS, Gulf County,
Florida attracts recreational
fishermen who use nets to
gather harvest for family con-
sumption and enjoy the bene-
fits derived therefrom; and
WHEREAS, the Gulf
County Board of County
Commissioners is dedicated to
the protection of the natural
environment through a well
planned, clear and unequivocal
regulatory scheme which pro-
vides in plain language the
rules, guidelines and obliga-
tions of those individuals and
entities, both recreational and
commercial, which enjoy the
use of nets in and around the
waters of Gulf County, Florida;
and
WHEREAS, there is cur-
rently confusion as to the inter-
pretation of net laws in Gulf
County. Florida, resulting in
many open and long standing
criminal court prosecutions in
Gulf County surrounding
alleged net violations and the
manner .and mechanism by
which you measure and deter-
mine the usage of nets; and
WHEREAS ,
Representative Kendrick has
introduced House Bill No. 0741
which calls for such a regulato-
ry scheme and component as
desired by the citizens of Gulf
County, Florida; and
WHEREAS, Senate Bill
1178 introduced by Senator Al
Lawson which calls for such a
regulatory scheme and compo-
nent as desired by the citizens
of Gulf County, Florida;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE
IT RESOLVED by the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf
County. Florida that they sup-
port and promote the efforts set
: :. r.r, ir, -Senate Bill and the
E.,,',' Pdll stated above and
request that the legislative con-
tingency for Gulf County as well
as all areas of Florida support,
promote and obtain passage of
said Legislation.
-aADOPTED the 8th day of
March, 2005.
Resolution Budget
Amendment DRI/EAR Fund
($75,000.00), as follows:


RESOLUTION NO. 2005-06
WHEREAS, the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf
County. Florida, has received
unanticipated revenue in the
DRI/EAR Fund for fiscal year
2004-05; and
WHEREAS, said revenue
is needed to help pay certain
expenditures incurred in fiscal
year 2004-05;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE
IT RESOLVED as follows:
1. The 2004-05 fiscal
year budget is amended as fol-
lows:
DRI/EAR FUND
REVENUES:
Contributions and
Donations: Private 11866-
00000 Contributions &
Donations
Original Budget:
$-0-
Increase:
$75,000
Amended Budget:
$75,000
EXPENDITURES:
Comp Plan: DRI/EAR 27715-
31000 Professional Services
Original Budget:
$-0-
Increase:
$75,000
Amended Budget:
$75,000
THIS RESOLUTION
ADOPTED by the Gulf County
Board of County
Commissioners this 22nd day
of March, 2005.
Resolution Budget
Amendment E.M.S. Grant
Fund ($3,800.00), as follows:
RESOLUTION No. 2005-07
WHEREAS, the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida, has received
unanticipated revenue in the
E.M.S. Grant Fund for fiscal
year 2004-2005: and
WHEREAS, said revenue
is needed to help pay certain
expenditures incurred in fiscal
year 2004-2005;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE
IT RESOLVED as follows:
1. The 2004-2005 fiscal
year budget is amended as fol-
lows:
E.M.S. GRANT FUND
REVENUES:
State Grant: 11134-
22000 County EMS Grant
Award
Original Budget:
$-0-
Increase:
$3,717
Decrease:
$3,717
Interest Incqme: 11161-
10000 Interest EMS Grant
Original Budget:
$-0-
Increase:
$83
Decrease:
$83
EXPENDITURES:
EMS County Award:
M5 1 26-54 1 00
Education Costs & Mat.
Original Budget:
$-0-
Increase:
$ 3,800
Decrease:
$ 3,800
THIS RESOLUTION
ADOPTED by the Gulf County
Board of County
Commissioners this 22nd day
of March. 2005.
11. Special Projects
Payments, as follows:
Dist. 1 Gulf County
Cattlemen's Association -
Donation $250.00
Rich's IGA Road Dept.
Snacks (Food Distribution Day)
$103.99
Rich's IGA Road Dept.
Fish Fry $62.74
Dist. 5 Dolomite, Inc. -
Depot Creek Boat Ramp (Rock)


$399.85
(End)
12. Travel Building
Dept. Building Code Board
Meeting (Fort Lauderdale *
March 23, 2005)
WAR IN IRAQ
Upon introduction by
Commissioner Williams, Sara
Ross appeared before the Board
to discuss the "Support Our
Troops" Program. Lance
Corporal Nathan Parker, of the
U.S. Marine Corps, appeared
before the Board to discuss the
media coverage in Iraq and dis-
cussed the "Support Our
Troops" Program. Upon inquiry
by Chairman Peters. Lance
Corporal Parker discussed
resources and equipment being
sent to the troops. stating that
some areas must be traveled on
foot. Commissioner Traylor
stated that he supports all men
and women that are serving in
the military. He discussed the
media coverage in Iraq and the
troops being the public's outlet
in telling the stories when they
return. After discussion by
members of the Board, Lance
Corporal Parker discussed his
excitement regarding the first
ever election that was held in
Iraq.
FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF
COUNTIES I REPORTS
Jim Parrish, Project
Manager of the S.C.T.A.S.
Program, appeared before the
Board to present and discuss
the Gulf County Revenue
Analysis Report. He stated that
this report is produced every
other year.
Mr. Parrish stated that a
Salary Administration Report
will be available for the Board's
use at the end of April, and this
report is also produced every
other year. He' stated that the
Board could contact him with
questions regarding these
reports. He reported that
F.A.C. will be submitting fund-
ing requests to the Legislation.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS I
COURTROOM CHAIRS
County Judge Fred
Witteh appeared before the
Board to discuss quotes that he
received for the purchase of
new chairs for the Port St. Joe
Courtroom. He stated that
funds are available in the Small
County Courthouse and Article
V Grant Funds. Judge Witten
recommended that -the Board
advertise to receive sealed bids
to purchase chairs for the
Courtroom. Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second
by Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board
approved his recommendation
(use Article V Funds to pur-
chase the chairs).
GULF COUNTY
COURTHOUSES
County Judge Fred
Witten appeared before the
Board to discuss the leaks in
the Gulf County Courthouse
roof, and he stated that the Old
Gulf County Courthouse (In
Wewahltchka) also has leaks
and the windows are rotten. He
requested that the Board review
this matter further.
Commissioner McLemore
thanked Judge Witten for
attending the meeting. Upon
inquiry by Commissioner
McLemore. Judge Witten stated
that he is not sure if the County
could use the Article V Funds to
repair the Courthouse In
Wewahitchka. Chairman
Peters discussed using the
funds from the Small County
Courthouse Grant to make
repairs at the Old Gulf County
Courthouse.
Chief Administrator
Butler stated that the Article V
Funds are designated to fund


the elevator and roof projects at
the Gulf County Courthouse.
Chairman Peters stated that
the County needs to proceed
with the elevator project. Chief
Administrator Butler discussed
his concerns regarding funds
being available for the roof pro-
ject now that the Board has
agreed to purchase chairs for
the Courtroom. After further
discussion. Judge Witten
reported that there is
$60,000.00 designated for
Security Equipment (that was
not approved by the Board) that
could be used to purchase the
Courtroom chairs.
Chairman Peters report-
ed that the silent alarm system
is installed and working at the
Gulf County Courthouse. Upon
inquiry by Chairman Peters,
Judge Witten also discussed
security within the Courthouse.
PUBLIC HEARING / LAND
USE CHANGE FOX
Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing to
consider adoption of a proposed
land use change ordinance,
County Attorney McFarland
read the proposed ordinance by
title and called for public com-
ment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to adopt the
following titled ordinance.
Commissioner McLemore sec-
onded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-07
AN ORDINANCE
AMENDING THE COMPRE-
HENSIVE PLAN OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA BY AND
THROUGH PROCEDURES
REQUIRED FOR SMALL-
SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS
PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY
UNDER STATE STATUTES
SECTION 163.3187,
SPECIFICALLY CHANGING
PARCEL ID #02792-010R,
5.0 ACRES OF A TRACT OR
PARCEL OF LAND LYING
AND BEING PART OF SEC-
TION 11, TOWNSHIP 7
SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST,
GULF COUNTRY, FLORIDA
FROM AGRICULTURAL TO
RESIDENTIAL LOW DENSI-
TY PROVIDING AN EFFEC-
TIVE DATE; AND REPEAL-
ING GULF COUNTY ORDI-
NANCE NO. 2005-03.
* Complete Ordinance on file
with Clerk *
PUBLIC HEARING I LAND
USE CHANGE S & D
ENTERPRISES
Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing to
consider adoption of a proposed
land use change ordinance,
County Attorney McFarland
read the proposed ordinance by
title and called for public com-
ment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to adopt
the following titled ordinance.
Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-08
AN ORDINANCE
AMENDING THE COMPRE-
HENSIVE PLAN OF GULF
COUNTY. FLORIDA BY AND
THROUGH PROCEDURES
REQUIRED FOR SMALL-
SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS
PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY
UNDER STATE STATUTES
SECTION 163.3187,
SPECIFICALLY CHANGING
PARCEL ID #06315-OOOR,
5.0 ACRES OF A TRACT OR
PARCEL OF LAND LYING
AND BEING PART OF GOV-
ERNMENT ORIGINAL LOT
1, SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP
9 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST,
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FROM AGRICULTURAL TO
MIXED COMMERCIALIRESI-


THAN U



The kindergarten and fourth grad teach-


ers of Port St. Joe Elementary School: Mrs.


Downs, Mrs. Gentry, Mrs. Glass, Mrs.


Meyer, Mrs. Raffield, Mrs. Hobbs,. Mrs.


Vickery, Mrs. Dodson, Mrs. Hill, Mrs. Odom


and Mrs. Wood thank the following spon-


sors who made our field trip to


Apalachicola possible.


We would also like to thank the musi-


cians who performed for us: Dr. Bedford


Watkins, Dr. Tom Adams, Mr. Randy Mims


and Mr. Jessie Whitfield and the curator of


the John Gorrie Museum, Mr. Willie McNair


and his associate.


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DENTIAL; PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE; AND
REPEALING GULF COUNTY
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-06.
Complete Ordinance on file
with Clerk *
PUBLIC HEARING I
SETBACK VARIANCE COX
Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing to
consider an encroachment vari-
ance for James A. Cox (Parcel
ID #04247-005R), County
Attorney McFarland read the
public hearing notice and called
for public comment. There
being no public comment,
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to approve a 10-foot
roadway setback variance.
Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING I
SETBACK VARIANCE COX
Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing to
consider an encroachment vari-
ance for James A. Cox (Parcel
ID #04247-OOOR), County
Attorney McFarland read the
public hearing notice and called
for public comment. There
being no public comment,
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to approve a 10-foot
roadway setback variance.
Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING I SMALL
SCALE MAP
AMENDMENT BARBEE,
Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing to
consider a small-scale map
amendment for Archie Barbee
(Parcel ID #03326-200R),'
County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment.
There being no public com-
ment, Commissioner Barnes
motioned to approve a small-
scale map amendment chang-
ing agricultural land use to res-
idential low density land use.
Commissioner McLemore sec-
onded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING I
PRELIMINARY
PLAT BEACH TO BAY
Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing to
consider preliminary plat
approval for Ashwood
Development Company (Parcel
ID #06370-001R #06370-
050R), County Attorney
McFarland read the public
hearing notice and called for
public comment. There being
no public comment,
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to approve the pre-
liminary plat of Beach to Bay
subdivision. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING I
PRELIMINARY PLAT -
MAGNOLIA RESERVE
Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing to
consider preliminary plat
approval for Bobby Borders
(Parcel ID #03330-OOOR),
County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment.
There being no public com-
ment, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve the pre-
liminary plat of Magnolia
Reserve subdivision.
Commissioner McLemore sec-
onded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING I
PRELIMINARY PLAT -
SAND DUNES, PHASE II
Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing to
consider preliminary plat
approval for Parvey
Development Corporation
(Parcel ID #06268-060R &
#06268-062R), County
Attorney McFarland read the
public hearing notice and called
for public comment. There
being no public comment,
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to approve the pre-
liminary plat of Sand Dunes,
Phase II subdivision.
Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion, and It passed
unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING I


FINAL PLAT HIDDEN
RIDGE SUBDIVISION
Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing to
consider final plat approval for
Bill Beaty (Parcel ID #03816-
050R), County Attorney
McFarland read the public
hearing notice and called for
public comment. There being
no public comment,
Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve the final
plat of Hidden Ridge
Subdivision. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING I
FINAL PLAT -
PLANTATION PALMS
Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing to
consider final plat approval for
St. Joseph Living, Inc. (Parcel
ID #03083-020R), County
Attorney McFarland read the
public hearing notice and called
for public comment. There
being no public comment and
upon recommendation by the
P.D.R.B., Commissioner
McLemore motioned to table
final plat approval of Plantation
Palms subdivision.
Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING I
FINAL PLAT LANTANA
BY THE SEA
Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing to
consider final plat approval for
B. J. Heard (Parcel ID #06314-
000R & #06306-000R), County
Attorney McFarland read the
public hearing notice and called
for public comment. There
being no public comment,
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to approve the final
plat of Lantana by the Sea sub-
division, contingent upon
review of the Covenants, and
Restrictions by the County
Attorney. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
CLOSED SESSION
MEETING
Upon recommendation
by County Attorney McFarland,
Commissioner Traylor
motioned to schedule a closed
session (Attorney/Client) the
meeting to discuss Luthus
Hand Litigation. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
INDUSTRIAL PARK I LAND
EXCHANGE
County Attorney
McFarland discussed the land
exchange of the remaining
Industrial Park lots and the 40
acres at Fleming Curve between
the County and Taunton Truss
Company, stating that Mr.
Taunton has a time line Issue.
After further discussion by
County Attorney McFarland,
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to forgo the land sur-
vey (for now) on the four lots in
question and proceed with the
land exchange. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
WATER SERVICE I CITY OF
PORT ST. JOE
County Attorney
McFarland discussed the need
for an easement from the City of
Port St. Joe in order to tie into
the water service for the build-
ing addition at the South Gulf
County Fire Department. He
also discussed the need for an
agreement to waive the tap fees.
Commissioner Williams
requested 'that this issue be
tabled for further review.
FUNDING REQUEST I
DISTRICT II
Upon discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler,
Commissioner McLemore,
motioned to submit District II's
Funding Request to
Congressman Boyd for review
(Dead Lakes Park
Funding/$2 50, 000. 00).
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
JOB NOTICE I G.I.S.
DEPARTMENT
Chief Administrator
Butler reported that G.I.S.
Director Ford' has submitted


her resignation (one month's
notice) and he will advertise to
receive applications for this
position. After discussion by
Chairman Peters. G.I.S.
Director Ford appeared before
the Board to thank them for the
opportunity to work with the
County. The Board thanked
G.I.S. Director Ford for the
excellent job she has done in
the G.I.S. Department.
AWARD BID #0405-09 /
ENGINEERING BEACH
RESTORATION
Chief Administrator
Butler reported that the com-
mittee has reviewed all bids for
the Beach Restoration Project
Engineering and ranked them
as follows: (1) Coastal
Engineering & Planning, (2)
Taylor Engineering, Inc., (3)
M.R.D. Associates, Inc., (4)
Applied Technology &
Management, Inc., and (5)
Gahagan & Bryant Associates,
Inc., and requested permission
to begin negotiations. After dis-
cussion by members of the
Board, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to award
bid #0405-09 to M.R.D.
Associates, Inc. for engineering
services for the Berms Project
at Cape San Blas.
Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion for discussion
and, after discussion, the
motion passed 4 to 1, with
Chairman Peters voting no.
TRAVEL I LEGISLATION
DAY
Chief Administrator
Butler reported that Legislation
Day is Wednesday, March 23rd,
in Tallahassee, and he will be
meeting with Representative
Allen Bense.
RESOLUTIONS I E.M.S.
GRANT
Upon discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler and rec-
ommendation by Gulf County
E.M.S., Director McGuffin,
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to adopt resolutions
approving applications for
E.M.S. State and Federal
Grants. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS I
CONSTRUCTION OF BERMS
PROJECT
E m e r g e n c y
Management/911 Coordinator
Nelson discussed the D.E.P.
Berms Project, stating that the
County is out of time to have
the project completed before
turtle nesting season begins.
He stated that the Cape San
Blas Homeowners Association
has requested that the County
proceed with the project (do not
wait until turtle nesting season
is over). Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator
Nelson inquired if the Board
would like to advertise to
receive sealed bids for this pro-
ject. Chief Administrator
Butler reported that the bids
will probably be higher during
turtle nesting season, and dis-
cussed D.E.P., F.W.C., and
F.E.M.A. approval will be need-
ed to allow the contractor to be
on the beach. Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator
Nelson reported that the
County is responsible for a 5%
match of this grant. Chief
Administrator Butler discussed
the need for a written under-
standing from the bidder and
F.W.C. regarding being on the
beach. After discussion regard-
ing the 5% match ($50,000.00)
and a grant extension.
Commissioner Traylor
motioned to advertise to receive
sealed bids for the Berms
Construction Project.
,Commissioner Williams sec-
/ onded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
AMNESTY DAY
Solid Waste Director
Danford reported that the
County collected 11,000 lbs. of
hazardous waste on Amnesty
Day (Saturday, March 19th).
EMERGENCY PURCHASE I
STORAGE BUILDING
Upon recommendation
by Solid Waste Director
Danford, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to pur-
chase (on an emergency basis)


a storage building to be placed
in Wewahitchka to store haz-
ardous materials (to be paid
from grant funds).
Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
LAND EXCHANGE I SOWELL
Upon recommendation
by Solid Waste Director
Danford, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to allow
him to, negotiate with Joe
Sowell regarding land near
Wetappo Landfill (the County
needs R-O-W). Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
FIVE POINTS LANDFILL /
TRAILERS
Upon discussion and rec-
ommendation by Solid Waste
Director Danford,
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to place a moratori-
um on trailers (mobile homes)
being taken to Five Points
Landfill. Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
HEALTH CARE
Jim McKnight, of the Gulf
County Health Care
Committee, appeared before the
Board to report that
Representatives of Sacred Heart
will have a presentation, but
they have not arrived yet. He
stated that the Health Care
Committee is in negotiations
with Sacred Heart regarding the
"Memorandum of
Understanding". He recom-
mended that the Board sched-
ule a workshop for April 7th at
5:30 p.m., E.S.T. to discuss the
"Memorandum of
Understanding". Mr. McKnight
stated that he will present the
"Memorandum of
Understanding" for Board
approval at the April 12th meet-
ing. After discussion,
Chairman Peters directed the
Clerk to schedule a workshop
for April 7th at 5:30 p.m.,
E.S.T. Mr. McKnight reported
that the Gulf County' Health
Department is hiring employees
for the Critical Care Facility
(State position), and the posi-
tions are posted on the Heath
Department's web site.
COUNTY JOB OPENINGS I
HIRING
Upon recommendation
by Human Resources Director
Manuel, Commissioner Barnes
motioned to hire Samuel Brown
for the Maintenance III Position
(start date 04/04/05 at $9.81
per hour), and to hire John
Davis for the Prison Workcrew
Foreman I Position (start date
04/04/05 at $10.58 per hour).
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
SPECIAL PROJECTS
PAYMENTS
Dist. I W.M.S.
Cheerleaders Donation
$150.00
Dist. II W.H.S. Baseball
Team Donation $250.00
W.H.S. Cheerleaders -
Donation $250.00
Gulf County Sheriffs
Office Tasser $200.00
Dist. III Gulf County
Sheriffs Office Tasser
$200.00
Dist. IV Gulf County
Sheriffs Office Tasser
$200.00
Dist. V Gulf County
Sheriffs Office Tasser
$200.00
(End)
WATER SERVICE I
OVERSTREET
Commissioner Traylor
discussed the need for water
service in Overstreet, and stat-
ed that he would like to hold a
town hall meeting in Overstreet
to discuss this issue. Upon rec-
ommendation by Commissioner
Traylor, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to approve
advertisement of a notice
regarding a town hall meeting
to be held in Overstreet.
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.,
SPECIAL PROJECTS
PAYMENTS
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County Attorney McFarland,
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Commissioner McLemore
motioned to approve the follow-
ing Special Projects Payments.
Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion, and it. passed
unanimously.
Dist. I W.M.S.
Cheerleaders Donation
$150.00
Dist. II W.H.S. Baseball
Team Donation $250.00
W.H.S. Cheerleaders -
Donation $250.00
Gulf County Sheriffs
Office Taser $200.00
Dist. Ill Gulf County
Sheriffs Office Tasser
$200.00
Dist. IV Gulf County
Sheriffs Office Tasser
$200.00
Dist. V Gulf County
Sheriffs Office Tasser
$200.00
(End)
GRANT / SUPERVISOR OF
ELECTIONS
Commissioner McLemore
apologized to Supervisor of
Elections Griffin in reference to
the letter she submitted regard-
ing the new State/Federal vot-
ing system grant (she has a
shortfall of $39,000.00).
MANUFACTURED MOBILEr
HOMES I GULF COUNTY
Commissioner McLemore
. discussed the new State regula-
tions regarding Code II
Manufactured Mobile Homes in.
Gulf County. Building Official
Bailey reported that Code II
Mobile Homes are not allowed
to be brought in the County,
and existing Code II Mobile
Homes can not be moved
unless they are being moved
out of Gulf County. After dis-
cussion by members of the
Board,. Commissioner
McLemore motioned to submit
a letter to theState regarding
this issue. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
Upon recommendation by
Building Official Bailey, the
Board agreed to advertise the
new State regulations regarding
mobile homes.
IMPACT FEE COMMITTEE
Upon motion by
Commissioner Barnes, second
by Commissioner Williams, and
unanimous vote, the Board
appointed Sherri Dodsworth (to
replace Harold Bost) to serve as
District Vs representative on
the Impact Fee Committee.
SUPERVISOR OF
ELECTIONS I GRANT
Commissioner Barnes
also apologized to Supervisor of
Elections Griffin regarding the
State/Federal Voting System
Grant.
HEALTH CARE
Commissioner Williams
discussed the $58,500.00 that
the Board designated to the
Gulf County Health
Department to operate the
Critical Care -Center, and
reported that Bay Medical
Center is willing to operate this
Center for the County. He rec-
ommended that the Board table
this payment for further review.
Commissioner Williams recom-
mended that the Health Care
Committee meet with Bay
Medical Center to discuss this
issue. Upon motion by
Commissioner Williams, second
by Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board
approved his recommenda-
tions.
BEACH CLEAN-UP I
WORKCREW
Commissioner Williams
thanked Commissioners
Traylor and McLemore for
allowing their workcrews to
assist in the clean-up on the
right-of-way on St. Joe Beach
(prune palm trees, etc.).
"BEACH BLAST" PROGRAM
/ BEACON HILL PARK
.;i..Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Williams,
Deputy Parrish stated that U.S.
Highway 98 and County Road
386 will be temporarily closed
for the "Beach Blast" Program
(to be held on April 1-3. 2005).
PROPOSED RESOLUTION I
C.D.C. FEDERAL GRANT
After discussion by
Commissioner Williams, he
motioned to adopt a resolution
in support of the Gulf County
Community Development
Corporation applying for a
Federal Grant. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
S.H.I.P. PROGRAM / GULF
COUNTY


Commissioner Williams
discussed the County's S.H.I.P.
Program and the possibility of
transferring this program to the
Gulf County Community
Development Corporation.
Commissioner Williams
requested that Chief
Administrator Butler and
Human Resources Director
Manuel review this issue to see
if this program can be out-
sourced.
VETERANS' SERVICE
OFFICER I WILLIAMS
Commissioner Williams
discussed the resignation of
Veterans' Service Officer
Williams, and the need to
advertise this job opening.
After discussion by
Commissioner Traylor. Chief
Administrator Butler reported
that Veterans' Service Officer
Williams' resignation will be
effective in October or
November, 2005. After discus-
sion by Commissioner Williams"
regarding Veterans' Service
Officer Williams being out due
to sickness, he motioned to
advertise this position.
Commissioner McLemore sec-
onded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
PORT ST. JOE LIBRARY /
EXPANSION
Chairman Peters report-
ed that the expansion project
has started at the Port St. Joe
Library and the ground-break-
ing ceremony was held last
week. He also reported that the
parking lot has been striped.
and the library ground are in
need of landscaping.
FRANKLIN COUNTY
AIRPORT
Chairman Peters dis-
cussed the' Airport Advisory
Committee meeting that was
held in Apalachicola, He stated
that 85-90% of the residents
are not in support of the airport
expansion.
ANIMAL CONTROL I
WHITE CITY
Marjorie Stitt, of White
City, appeared before the Board
to discuss the Animal Control
Ordinance, stating that it does
not work. She discussed her
concerns regarding problems
with her neighbors. She report-
ed that the Board has not held
a special meeting to discuss
animal control. Mrs. Stitt stat-
ed that the Bay and Walton
County Animal Control
Ordinances work.
Commissioner Williams discuss
meeting with the Sheriffs Office
regarding this issue. County
Attorney McFarland discussed
that the Stitts can also file an
injunction against the violators.
HUB ZONE PROGRAM
Sonny Chafin, of the
E.D.C., appeared before the
Board to request support of the
HUB Zone Program. Upon
motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by
Commissioner Williams, and
unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to submit a letter of sup-
port for the HUB Zone Program.
ANIMAL CONTROL I
WHITE CITY
Bill Stitt, of White City.
appeared before the Board to
inquire about Animal Control
Officer Collins patrolling .his
community. Animal Control
Officer Collins stated that Mr.
Stitt did not call to request that
he patrol that area.
ANIMAL CONTROL I
CAPE SAN BLAS
Commissioner Barnes
inquired about the availability
of a 4-wheel drive vehicle to be
used for animal control
patrolling at Indian Pass and
Cape San Bias beaches. Solid
Waste Director Danford stated
that he will review this further.
GRANTS / FIRE TRUCKS
Administrator Staff
Assistant- Stephens reported
that there is a 3%,
Administrative Fee allowed on
the fire truck grants. Upon
motion by Commissioner
McLemore, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimouis vote, the Board
agreed to. contact the County
Grant Writer to see if the
Administration Fee is included
in the grant funds or if it must
be paid by the County.
ANNEXATION I HIGHLAND
VIEW
Commissioner Williams
discussed his opposition to the
proposed City ordinance to
annex a portion of Highland
View.


WATER SERVICE / WHITE
CITY
Commissioner Williams
discussed complaints he has
received from White City resi-
dents regarding the Increase in
water tap fees.
ANNEXATION / HIGHLAND
VIEW
Commissioner Williams
requested that the proposed
annexation of a portion of
Highland View by the City of
Port St. Joe be tabled.
There being no further
business and upon motion by
Commissioner .Barnes, the
meeting did then adjourn at
8:24 p.m., E.S.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
MARCH 28, 2005
EMERGENCY MEETING
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,
entered the meeting at 4:39
p.m., E.S.T.> and Jerry W.
Barnes.
Others present were:
County Attorney Timothy
McFarland. Deputy Clerk
Leanna Roberts, Chief
Administrator Don Butler,
Building Official Brad Bailey,
Emergency Management
Director R. Larry Wells, Public
Works Director Gerald Shearer,
Road Department
Superintendent Bobby Knee,
Sheriff Dalton Upchurch and
Sheriffs Office Captain Bobby
Plair.
Chairman Peters called
the meeting to order at 4:31
p.m., E.S.T.
RIVER FLOODING
Emergency Management
Director Wells reported that the
water level of the Apalachicola
River is expected to crest at 23
feet on March 30th in
Blountstown. He stated that
the Chipola River is not at flood
stage. Upon inquiry by
Commissioner McLemore,
Emergency Management
Director Wells reported that
Altha's flood stage is at 22-23
feet but it is expected to crest
at 21 feet. Upon inquiry by
Chairman Peters, Emergency
Management Director Wells
stated that the weather service
is not projecting heavy rain.
Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed his concerns regarding
rain fall over the next 2 or 3
weeks. Commissioner
McLemore discussed his con-
cerns regarding the water level
(danger at 23 feet) and the need
for a plan of action. He dis-
cussed the possible water dam-
age on Saul's Creek Road, and
the need to create a berm to try
and save the road (if the water
rises over 23 feet the road will
wash out). Commissioner
McLemore inquired if the Board
would issue sand bags to the
public after 23 feet. He stated
that the County should go
ahead and purchase the sand
bags. Chairman Peters dis-
cussed waiting to purchase the
sand bags for now. Road
Department Superintendent'
Knee discussed his concerns
regarding building a berm on
Saul's Creek Road (need to get
started). Williams entered the meeting at
4:39 p.m., E.S.T.> After discus-
sion by members of the Board,
Sheriff Upchurch discussed
using local law enforcement to
help with the flooding issue. He
also discussed closing roads (if
needed) and only allowing
homeowners to pass. After dis-
cussion by Commissioner
McLemore regarding Sauls
Creek Road, Public Works
Director Shearer discussed his
concerns regarding the sand pit
(behind Highland View) being
closed. After further discussion
and upon recommendation by
Commissioner McLemore,
Commissioner Traylor,
motioned to purchase 10,000
sand bags. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion.
After discussion by Emergency
Management Director Wells,
Commissioner Barnes with-
drew his second and
Commissioner Traylor with-


drew his motion. Upon motion
by Commissioner Traylor. sec-
ond by Commissioner Barnes,
and unanimous vote, the Board
declared a Local State of
Emergency due to the March.
2005 Flood. G.C.I. Warden
, Jerry Cummings appeared
before the Board to report that
he is willing to help the County
with this issue. Upon inquiry
by Commissioner Williams,
Commissioner McLemore dis-
cussed the River cresting at 23
feet, and stated that the County
will have major problems if it
reaches 25 feet. Commissioner
Williams discussed the need for
written protocol regarding
emergency issues.
Commissioner McLemore
reported that if the River reach-
es 25 feet. residents will need
help. Chairman Peters request-
ed that Public Works Director
Shearer contact St. Joe
Company regarding permission
to access the sand pit.
There being no further
discussion, and upon motion
by Commissioner Traylor, the
meeting did then adjourn at
4:51 p.m., E.S.T.
NATHAN PETERS. JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST!
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
MARCH 29, 2005
EMERGENCY MEETING
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
and Jerry W. Barnes.
was absent.>
Others present were:
Deputy Clerk Leanna Roberts,
Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Staff Assistant
Lynn Stephens, G.IS. Director
Penny Ford, Human Resources
Director Denise Manuel,
Maintenance Superintendent
Steve Mork, Public Works
Director Gerald Shearer.
Chairman Peters called
the meeting to order at 1:30
p.m., E.S.T.
RIVER FLOODING
Commissioner McLemore
reported that the Apalachicola
River is expected to .crest at
22.90 feet, and stated that
everything is under control.
There being no further
discussion, and upon motion
by Commissioner Traylor, the
meeting did then adjourn at
1:31 p.m., E.S.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
MARCH 29, 2005
SPECIAL MEETING
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:
Deputy Clerk Leanna Roberts.
Chief Administrator Don Butler.
Administrator Staff Assistant
Lynn Stephens, Emergency
Management Director R. Larry
Wells, G.I.S. Director Penny
Ford, Human Resources
Director Denise Manuel,
Maintenance Superintendent
Steve Mork. Public Works
Director Gerald Shearer, and
County Probation Officer Tim
Mims.
Chairman Peters called
the meeting to order at 1:01
p.m., E.S.T.
SPRING CLEAN-UP
Commissioner Barnes
discussed holding District Vs
Spring Clean-up on April 18-
22. 2005, and requested that
this be advertised.
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed holding District Ill's
Spring Clean-up on April 25-
29, 2005, and requested that
this be advertised.
Commissioner Traylor request-
ed that Overstreet be added to
District III's clean-up schedule.
Upon motion Commissioner
Barnes, second Commissioner
Williams, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved these
requests.


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS


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
periods.
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., BlWd., 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


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COURTHOUSE GENERATOR
Maintenance
Superintendent Mork reported
that the switch on the
Courthouse generator is bro-
ken, and he has received two
quotes for repair (new switch /
used switch). Chairman Peters
and Maintenance
Superintendent Mork recom-
mended that the Board pur-
chase a new switch for the gen-
erator. Upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, sec-
ond by Commissioner Williams.
and unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to purchase a new gen-
erator switch from Power Pro-
Tech Services, Inc., in the
amount of $11,895.75. Upon
inquiry by Chairman Peters.
Maintenance Superintendent
Mork stated that he does not
have the funds available in his
budget for this purchase.
Chairman Peters discussed the
possibility of using funds from
the Courthouse Grant. and
requested that Chief
Administrator Butler review
this issue.
PANIC BUTTON / SECURITY
SYSTEM
Upon discussion by
Maintenance Superintendent
Mork, Chairman Peters report-
ed that the new panic buttons
have been installed in the
Courthouse (at a cost of
$950.00), and recommended
that panic buttons be installed
in the Administration Building
(cost would be $1,900.00).
Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed the County Budget and
Reserve for Contingencies.
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to amend the General
Fund budget, in the amount of
$950.00, by reducing Reserve
for Contingencies to pay the
cost (if it cannot be paid from
Courthouse Grant Fonds).
.Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion for discussion
and, after discussion, it passed
unanimously. Chairman Peters
then requested approval to
install panic buttons in the
Administration Building. Upon
motion by Commissioner
McLemore, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to install panic buttons
in the Administration Building,
in the amount of $1,900.00,
and amend the General Fund
budget by reducing Reserve for
Contingencies, unless
Courthouse Grant Funds can
be used.
FIRE FIGHTER GRANT
Chief Administrator
Butler reported that County
Grant Writers get a 3%
Administrative Fee for applying
for the Fire Fighter Grants. He
stated that this .fee is reim-
bursable through the grant, but
it has to be paid up-front (even
if the grants are not awarded).
Commissioner McLemore dis-
cussed his concerns regarding
paying administrative fees, in
the amount of $18,000.00, for
three grants. Upon inquiry by
Commissioner McLemlore, Chief
Administrator Butler stated
that Emergency Management
Director Wells is knowledgeable
of writing grants (will save the
County $18,000.00 in adminis-
trative fees). Upon inquiry by
Commissioner McLemore, Chief
Administrator Butler stated
that Emergency Management
Director Wells has the time to
write these grants. After dis-
cussion by members of the
Board, they agreed for
Emergency Management
Director Wells to write/apply
for the Fire Fighter Grants.
AWARD BID #0405-10 /
BEACH RENOURISHMENT
PROJECT
Upon discussion by Chief


Gulf County Commission. Minutes Continued


Administrator Butler and rec-
ommendation by T.D.C.,
Commissioner Barnes
motioned to award Bid #0405-
10 to Research Florida (low bid-
der), in the amount of
$21,500.00, for the Beach
Renourishment Project
Financing Plan. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
SPECIAL PROJECTS
PAYMENTS
Upon" motion by
Commissioner Barnes, second
by Commissioner Williams, and
unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following Special
Projects Payments.
Dist. I Gulf County
Employee Health Fair -
Donation $200.00
Dist. II Gulf County
Employee Health Fair
Donation $200.00
W.H.S. Project
Graduation $150.00
Dist. III Gulf County
Employee Health Fair
Donation $200.00
Dist. IV Gulf County
Employee Health Fair -
Donation $200.00
Port St. Joe Gold Card
Club Donation $200.00
Paul Gant's BBQ -
Workcrew Dinner $100.00
(End)
There being no further
business, the meeting did then
adjourn at 1:28 p.m., E.S.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
MARCH 31, 2005
EMERGENCY MEETING
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
and Jerry W. Barnes.
was absent.>
Others present were:
County Attorney Timothy
McFarland, Deputy Clerk
Leanna Roberts, Chief
Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Staff Assistant
Lynn Stephens, Emergency
Management Director R. Larry
Wells, Emergency,
Management/911 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, 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, Public Works
Director Gerald Shearer, Road
Department Superintendent
Bobby Knee, T.D.C. Director
Paula Pickett, Sheriff Dalton
Upchurch, and Sheriffs Office
Captain Bobby Plair.
Chairman Peters called
the meeting to order at 3:05
p.m., E.S.T.
RIVER FLOODING
Emergency Management
Director Wells reported that the
Apalachicola River is expected
to crest in Blountstown tonight
at 23.3 feet, and stated that
some residents will sustain
minor flooding. Wewahitchka
City Manager Don Minchew
appeared before the Board to
the discuss the water gauge
readings in Blountstown, and
reported that the River rose 1.8
feet in one night at Gaskin
Park. He stated that water is
on roads that have never been
under water in previous floods,
and discussed his concerns
regarding the threat to homes.
Commissioner Traylor reported
that the water is still coming
from Blountstown.
Wewahitchka City Manger
Minchew discussed the rainfall
that is predicted for the end of
the week. He reported that
Lake Seminole is 3 feet above
flood level. Commissioner


McLemore discussed the water
level, rainfall, being prepared,
and requesting assistance from
F.E.M.A. He stated that you
need four things to save a home
(1) sand bags, (2) labor, (3) a
pump, and (4) visqueen.
Emergency Management
Director Wells stated that a
conference call is scheduled for
3:30 p.m., E.S.T. with the
State, and he will request sand
bags (visqueen is not available).
He discussed trying to get a
State Emergency Declaration.
After discussion by members of
the Board, Emergency
Management Director Wells dis-
cussed providing a, press
release to the media everyday,
and requested approval to
advertise that residents may
experience minor or major
flooding. Upon inquiry by
Chairman Peters, Road
Department Superintendent
Knee reported that the berm
project is completed at Saul's
Creek Road, and they are now
working on the washout on Old
Bay City Road. Upon inquiry
by Commissioner Traylor,
Emergency Management
Director Wells stated that the
County is under a Local State of
Emergency. Road Department
Superintendent Knee reported
that there are 1.000 sand bags
available at the Road
Department, but residents will
need to go to Panama City to
purchase visqueen
(Wewahitchka is out of stock).
Commissioner McLemore dis-
cussed showing/telling resi-
dents how to properly use the
sand bags and visqueen. Upon
inquiry by Commissioner
Traylor, G.C.I. Warden Jerry
Cummings appeared before the
Board to discuss using the
workcrews for various projects
regarding flooding. Lt. Jay
McCovey, of G.C.I., appeared
before the Board to report that
the County can deliver the sand
to the G.C.I. Main Unit and the
inmates can fill the sand bags.
After discussion, Chairman
Peters reported that the
Howard Creek Fire Department
has also requested sand bags.
Gulf County E.M.S. Director
McGuffin stated that residents
who are planning to stay in
their homes need to be aware
that emergency services have
delayed response time. After
discussion regarding signs and.
barricades on roads that are
under water, Chairman Peters
stated that if the water contin-
ues to rise he will call another
meeting. Wewahitchka City
Manager Minchew discussed
calls from residents regarding
site-seers boat riding on the
river (causing wakes). Upon
inquiry by Chairman Peters,
Sheriff Upchurch reported that
they are restricting river traffic
(only residents allowed to pass).
Upon inquiry by Public Works
Director Shearer,
Commissioner Barnes dis-
cussed allowing the District V
Workerew to help in the North
end of the County, if needed.
Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Barnes, Lt. Jay McCovery stat-
ed that the workcrews can work
weekends, if notified in
advance.
There being no further
discussion, and upon motion
by Commissioner McLemore,
the meeting did then adjourn at
3:34 p.m., E.S.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
APRIL 4, 2005
EMERGENCY MEETING
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
and Bill Williams.


NOTICE OF CITY OF PORT ST. JOE


CITY COMMISSION MEETING FOR


APPROVAL OF PORT ST. JOE MARINA


PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT




The City of Port St. Joe City Commission proposes to hold a public hearing to consider adop-

tion of an Ordinance which will approve the Port St. Joe Marina Planned Unit Development.

The title of the Ordinance is as follows:



AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, RELATING TO

AND AMENDING THE ZONING CODE; AMENDING THE CITY OF PORT

ST. JOE ZONING MAP; DESIGNATING AND ESTABLISHING THE PORT

ST. JOE MARINA PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT; ADOPTING CERTAIN

REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PORT ST. JOE MARINA

PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT TO SUPERSEDE REQUIREMENTS IN THE

CITY OF PORT ST. JOE ZONING CODE; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF

ANY CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY;

AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.



A public hearing on the Ordinance will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. at City

of Port St. Joe City Hall located at 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.

Copies 'of the Ordinance are available for public inspection at City. of Port St. Joe City Hall

located at 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.



The hearing may be continued from time to time as may be necessary.



Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing or provide comments in writ-

ing to the City Commissioners of the City of Port St. Joe at City of Port St. Joe City Hall 305

Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Transactions of the public hearing will

not be recorded, but may be filmed and taped. Persons wishing to appeal any decision made

during the hearing will need a record of the proceeding and should ensure that a verbatim

record is made, including the testimony on which the appeal is based. Any person who wish-

es to attend and requires assistance may call the City Clerk's Office at (850) 229-8261 ext.

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Barnes was absent.>
Others present were:
County Attorney Timothy
McFarland, Deputy Clerk
Leanna Roberts, Building
Official Brad Bailey, Building
Inspector Lee Collinsworth,
Emergency Management
Director R. Larry Wells, Gulf
County E.M.S. Employee John
Ford, G.I.S. Director Penny
Ford, Maintenance
Superintendent Steve Mork,
Planner David Richardson.
Public Works Director Gerald
Shearer, Assistant Road
Department Superintendent
Louie Flowers, and T.D.C.
Director Paula Pickett.
Chairman Peters called
the meeting to order at 10:00
a.m., E.D.T.
RIVER FLOODING
Emergency Management
Director Wells reported that the
Apalachicola River has crested,
but the County will not see the
full effect of the flooding until
Wednesday (April 6th). He stat-
ed that the water level should
start falling on Sunday.
Emergency Management
Director Wells reported that the
Chipola River water level is at
24.2 feet, and it crested in Altha
yesterday. Emergency Upon
recommendation by Emergency
Management Director Wells,
Commissioner. McLemore
motioned to extend the
County's Local State of
Emergency. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion for
discussion and, after discus-
sion regarding flooding.
requesting assistance frorw
F.E.M.A., projected rainfall:
river erosion, damaged roads
and requesting help from v,
unteer fire departments. i
motion passed unanimously '-
0). Commissioner Wilhl.
then motioned to submit a ,:
ten request for State a r
Federal Aid, and for a
State/Federal Representative to
come to Gulf County to assess
the damage. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously (4-0). Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Williams,
Emergency Management
'Director. Wells stated that he
will contact the Fire Chiefs to
coordinate the assistance of the
volunteer fire departments.
After discussion by members of
the Board, Emergency
Management Director Wells
reported that in order to receive
a State/Federal Declaration,
the County must sustain $16.5
million in governmental dam-
age expenses (Sheriffs overtime
pay is included and Counties
that have received damage can
combine the expenses).
meeting at 10:46 a.m., E.D.T.>
Chairman Peters requested
that Chief Administrator Butler
review the budget to help
assess the damage expense.
Chairman Peters discussed
using the $58,500.00 designat-
ed for the Critical Care Center
and the $40,000.00 shortfall
that Supervisor of Elections
needs for the voting system to
pay the emergency expenses.
After discussion, County
Attorney McFarland stated that
the County cannot overspend
their budget. Commissioner
McLemore discussed budgeting
the $40,000.00 in next year's
budget. County Attorney
McFarland discussed transfer-
ring moving funds within the
budget. returned to the meeting at
10:52 a.m., E.D.T.>
There being no further
discussion, and upon motion
by Commissioner Traylor, the
meeting did then adjourn at
10:54 p.m., E.D.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS
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3auto heat & aut, wash- be h ouMr 27se,6
psemi drivers. Our avg. Drino- SERVICE 2 LIGHT NEW complete auto heat & air, wash- modern kitchen and baths. Donna Murray 227-4546,
S44ers earn more than $rs.3Ou a D -U. TECHNICIAN Twin Beds with comforters. er/dryer hook-up. House:3 yrs old, four bed- Anchor Realty & Mortgage
er earn more tan k EM IA Call6475884 One bedroom apart rooms 2 baths A 12x12 Co. for details.
COMPUTER REPAIR Up- first year. Regional drivers ..................................... Call 6475884. meant, roo porch. 16x24 ST JOE BEACH Vacant
grades, networking. Free ARTENDER, No expert, get home every week. 15 Bt GT Com, a total communi- DINNING ROOM TABLE up. Call 229-6777 after 7 recreation room, heated lot, 76x141 new Magnolia
phone support. Lovelace necessary. Will train. Day day CDL Training now cations company provider Birch Shaker Style, 3.5'x7', PM. and cooled, cypress wood Bluff Subdivision. Backs
Computer Services, 6536 & night shift. Mexico available in your area. Fr w Hiring in Northwest Florida with with self storing leaf, good on the ceiling nd walls u to conse on a
Hwy. 98, St. Joe Beach. Beach. Call Hyer at The a new career. Call TODAYI l OW 55,000 access lines, has condition, $250. Call n t id s up to conservationarea.
Cell phone258-1525 Purple Bar 850-527-1555 1-866-280-5309 vacancy for a Service 647-3810. with a deep well on the lighted streets, under-
Sheetmetal Mechanics Technician at their Beach-
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service. Going away & Plpefltters the Local'Manager, suc- sleeper. $100; coffee/end 1000 SQ. FT. storage ages and boat covering Call Joan Lovelace (Cell
wish not to jail the 4 leg- cessful candidate will be rabies $45; bench craft space for lease. Located in unit plus many extras. 527-2560) Mexico Beach
ged kids. Working long Full time will train Helpers all depart- responsible for residen- Ibcveseat $50. Cash only. enterprise zone. $550/mo. Close to beach, situated Harmon Realty
hours & need the dog Must be able to use time efficiently ments tial/business single-liie tel- Call 850.647-2655. Please call229-9125. on116.28 x 148.84. x $499,995 800)239-4959
walked. Mature, reliable eephone installation & re- USED, FURNITURE for BEACH Call for an appointment. ST. JOE BEACH
pet owner & sitter. (in busi- Great working conditions > Competitive Pay pair, cable trouble loca- sale Johnnie's Trim Shop, (334) 807-0134 Gulf/Bay View
ness 6 years) Will make All applicants held confidential >Profit Sharing tion, service restoration 3104thSt.,PSJ STORAGE Cortez Street
house visit. (mail pick up & > 401k and providing excellent 3 STORAGE Fr ale Cortez Street
plant care incl'd) Referred > Medical & Dental customer service. A two Reeves r Sale By lots each 50xst block off 25
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O. BOX 308 > and more.. technical training or expe- $195,000. Call 647-3801 ake an offer on all 3. Will
OLD MAIDS BY THE BAY Prt St. oe FL 32456rlence a plus. Tempur-pedic Beds St. Joe Beach or 647-9282 not last long at $368,000,
cleaning service. Residen- 1. Apply 8a-2p, Mon Thur. Oreck Vacuums New Homes On per lot. Charles Lamb/Jim
tial, vac. rental, weekly or Attention Job No. 11388 or email resume: We offer a competitive sal- FOR RENT OR LEASE n dges Realty. Panama
bi-weekly rates. Call At o osus ary and benefits package "i FOR RENT OR LE.AS Marvin Hodge Realty7 Panam
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spond In confidence to: ; D iy storage space
G W ith 115 Southgate Road .. *', Ready to MEXICO BEACH 507
Dothan, AL 36301 Susan Machemer -. .,M' -" Finish 3,000 sq. ft. Georgia 3 BR, 2 BA Mobile -
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or Manager Call 2296031 Screened porch in front 3 BR, 2 BA, 1999 Pioneer
S435 Corday Street GTCom 1 J1ga ._. deck in back. Fenced in $18,000. You move to your
-4" Pensacola, FL 32503 R 0. Box 220 back yard Short walk to lot. 850-265-0077
"* *866-324-4999 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 *. beach. $295,000. Joan ,
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& ( 'S w Bi! smachem&rfairpoint.com Harmon Realty. (800) 1
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SA CK COMPA I -. Shopping Center MEXICOBEACH Trade 2000 Prijon ocean touring
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Are you an energetic and dependable off 98. May 27-30 at 7am 3000sq.t.shop. townhouse garage fur- beam. 58 Ibs. Front & rear
worker? If so, you qualify for. an opportu- CT Waher a dry Call George at $495,000. Joan Lovelace Perfect for day causes and
nity to launch your career with a growing eater, filing cabinet, leaf 229-6031. alty 800-239-4959 local paddle & skirtour. $1100.omes withCall
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opportunity for an aggressive sales person, and have valid ID and SS card. Come by, zuki-needs work, Yamaha thebeachsite.com
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bursement and our resources that will lead you to a and dental insurance, employee stock pur- from A to REPAIRS Joan Lovelace B(Celalc
successful sales leader in our department. chase; vacation, life and LTD Insurance, GARAGE SALE 527-256OW AVAILABL) Mexico (800)
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company pensionMay 2th St. Joe Creek. Probably one of the clean, 134k miles, Brand
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day and sick leave, and paid vacation. We are now hiring Indoor & Outdoor Furni- 706 First Street $128k. Call Linda Daniels/ salvage title, Best deal in
Please sent resume to: -Class ture, Garden Tools, lawn Coldwell Banker, 814-2057 paper $4,300. Call 850-
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102716
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105599
104888

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105375
104028

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Port Saint Joe
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104899 Cute 2/2 townhome on beach side of Highway 98 in Mexico Beach. $359,000
103779 Condo assignment unit 2C. The Club at Mexico'Beach. 16 Units available. $457,900
105496 Canal Front and Gulf View! Boat slip with lift. A 2/2 that's perfect. $639,000
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104407, Across from dedicated beach. Awesome view of the Gulf and sunset every evening. 4/2 home ready to move into and enjoy. $1,287,000
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104453
103748
101926
105519
103896

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Port Saint Joe
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104670
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Lister Rd. Many a
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3 Bay Front lots Ic
Gulf View from tj
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Great home! Excellent location near FSU and TCC. Nice neighborhood.
Spectacular home on large lot! Plenty of room for pool. Fenced backyard.


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