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The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: June 30, 2005
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
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County Property Values Jump 65 Percent

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By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Gulf County Property Appraiser
Kesley Colbert asked a series of
very simple questions when pon-
dering the certified property rolls.
for 2005, which must submitted to
the state this week...
"Can you say skyrocket?"
Colbert said. "Can you say explode?
Is there a word beyond explode?"
Thumb through Roget's and
pick an adjective but it would still
pale in the face of a real estate mar-
ket which is more combustible than
a homecoming game bonfire.
Taxable property values in Gulf.
County, on which operating millage
rates for local taxing authorities are
based, spiked by nearly $1 billion


Day Celebrations
By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Several Independence
Day celebrations will be held
across Gulf County and east-
ern Bay County this coming
holiday weekend.
The festivities in Port St.
Joe will kick-off Friday eve-
ning at The Port Inn with
The First Fridays Art Series
beginning at 5 p.m. ET. will
feature photographer Dana
Palmer and her new exhibit,
"A Child's Eye." Music for the
evening will be provided by
"Swing Set."
Spend Saturday
morning with the
SPirates of St. ,4
osep Joe
Bay as
the y

Pate Park

beginning a t
10 a.m. ET. Following their
entrance marked by thunder-
ing cannons, the pirates will
conduct a treasure hunt and
pose for pictures. Kids can
trade styling tips with the
pirates in the Children's Pirate
Costume Test on Saturday
On Sunday, July 3, the
fun will continue at 1 p.m.
with arts, crafts and numer-
ous performances by local
religious groups. Forgiven 5
will headline Sunday's musi-
cal performances.
Monday, July 4, head
back to Frank Pate Park,
where vendors and food
booths will open at 10 a.m.
ET. The Swing Shift Band will
perform at 12:30 p.m. ET. At
4:30 p.m,; Tyndall Air Force
Base will conduct a military
fly-over to the tune of "Taps."
A salute to veterans and
active military will commence
with prayers provided by local
ministers. Music will be pro-
vided by Todd Herendeen
and headline performers, The
Drifters, will perform at 8 p.m.
ET. A fireworks display will
take place over the St.. Joseph
Bay beginning at dark.
The public boat ramp
schedule for the weekend is
as follows: Friday, July 1 -
open all day; Saturday, July
2 open for launching and
loading ONLY until 4 p.m. and
no parking will be allowed all
day; Sunday, July 3 open
all day; and Monday, July 4
closed all day. The Highland
View boat ramp under the
Tapper Bridge will be open
throughout the weekend.
For more information,
please call the Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce at
227-1223 or the Gulf County
Tourist Development Council
at 229-7800.
(See CELEBRATION on Page 16A)

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

alone in 2005 compared to the rolls
from a year ago.
The increase, in real dollars,
rounded off at $944 million and
in percentage points at 65 per-
cent, continues the upward climb
of property ih the county which has
occurred over the past four years.
The increase was 32 percent
last year and double-digits the pre-
vious two years. Where the county
just passed the $1 billion mark in
taxable personal property a mere
three years ago, the 'total this year
is $2,668,457,362, up from $1.725
billion in 2004.
That means, as taxing authori-
ties craft budgets, that each mill
- which is $1 for eveiy $1,000
in 'appraised value will bring in

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
There will be some bounty to
this year's scallop harvest. The
deeper into the season, the more
that bounty will be spelled with a
capital "B."
With scallop season set to open
on Friday the season runs from
July 1 through Sept. 10 research-
ers are describing this year's num-
bers in St. Joseph Bay as the best
since 1996, well above the anemic
counts from last year and years
"It's looking much better," said
Dr. Bill Arnold with the Florida
Marina Research Institute in St.
Petersburg. "Last year was bad. It's
not that this year is so spectacu-
lar; Last year was just bad every-

nearly $2.7 million in Gulf County
this year compared to the $1.725
million of last year.
In other terms, should county
commissioners maintain the cur-
rent millage rate for the next bud-
get year, they will have more than
$6 million new dollars this year.
"I don't look at the percent-
ages," Colbert said. "We simply
try to reflect what the market did
last year. We are historians. If the
market goes down, we'll go down. If
it goes up, well go up. If it goes up
drastically, well go up drastically.
"We aren't looking at the bot-
tom line. We are looking at what's.
the fair assessed value of a home
or lot."
Colbert further noted that the

Arnold threw
in a quick cave-
at,. however,
for those wish-
ing to jump into
the bay waters
for scallops on
Scallops are
likely to be fairly
small early in
the season as
the weeks move
along they will '
grow larger in size and
much less effort will be required
to reach bag limits and the future
recruitment, or reproduction, of the
mollusks will be bolstered.
"Folks should hold off as long

phenomenon is not confined to
Gulf County.
Walton County is looking at
an increase of approximately 40
percent. The value of taxable value
in Franklin County could dou-
ble, Colbert said, based on con-
versations he's had with property
appraisers around the state.
"The growth we are experienc-
ing is phenomenal, but it's happen-
ing all over," Colbert said. "We're
still lower than Panama City Beach,
Fort Walton and Santa Rosa Beach.
We still are going to look good to
those people coming from other
areas to buy land.
"The industry in Gulf County
isn't the mill, it's the buying and
selling of land. That's the industry

as they can stand it," Arnold
said with some resignation
that his recommenda-
tion will likely fall
largely on deaf ears.
The numbers found
by researchers in
St. Joseplh Bay
do'provide some
evidence that
recent recruit-
ment has .been on
1an up tick.
Each year, research-
ers run 20 transect lines in
the bay; each transect line
300 meters long. Divers count
the number of scallops found
one meter on' each side of the
transect line, meaning each station
covers about 600 square meters

now. It may not be as evident as
smokestacks, but it's a fact."
And it is not just in South Gulf
County, or along the coastal areas
of the Gulf of Mexico.
Sure, the most recent sale of
a waterfront lot at the first phase
of WindMark Beach reaped $1.4
million for a lot that originally
went on the market at less than
$400,000, according to property
Waterfront lots which were sell-
ing in the range of $2,000 to $4,000
a front foot several years ago are
now in pricey neighborhood of
$15,000 to $20,000, Colbert said.
And along Garrison Avenue,
which bisects Port St. Joe about

and, all told, roughly 12,000 square
meters of bay waters.
Last year, on average, the num-
bers of scallops found per transect
station was two. This year divers
found, on average, 60, per transect
line. Those are the best averages
since the 1996 season.
"We had great recruitment,"
Arnold said. "The recruits survived
and grew to be adults. They are
doing so much better in St. Joseph
"Over time these counts have
proved pretty accurate for what is
out there."
What Arnold could not pro-
vide was a scientific basis for the
rebound, or for the thin numbers of
(See SCALLOPS on Page 7A)

Longtime School Board Official Oscar Redd Dies at 63
By S. Brady Calhoun Friday. classrooms at Port St. Joe Middle Board members traveled, people
News Herald Writer Redd, 63, !the chairman of the School and Wewahitchka Elemen- would ask about Oscar, she added
Oscar Redd was a friend and a Gulf County School Board, died tary School. "He was just loved far and wid(
leader who worked disagreements Thursday of a heart attack. Redd School Board member George Once you met him you would neve
out with a smile, co-workers said was elected to the board in 1982, M. Cox knew Redd for more than forget him," Pierce said. "I honestly

Oscar Redd

and became the elder statesmen of
Gulf County public officials.
"At the time of his death he was
the dean of elected officials in Gulf
County," said Charlotte Pierce, the
vice chairman of the School Board.
"No one has served longer than him
and is currently serving."
Pierce worked with Redd on the
board for 15 years. Redd put the
students first and politics second,
Pierce said.
"He stated his convictions and
if there was a difference of opinion
we all worked through it," she said.
"No one ever left angry."
During Redd's tenure, the
school system built Wewahitchka
Middle School and added a field
house to Wewahitchka High School.
The board also built additional

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40 years.
"He was always interested in
doing everything he could do for the
school system," Cox said. "He is re-
ally going to be missed. He was an
asset to the community, the school
system and the School Board."
Superintendent Tim Wilder was
the new guy on the board after be-
ing elected in 2004. Wilder said he
often went to Redd for advice. "He
knew what it took to be success-
ful," Wilder said. "He engineered
this school district to be one of the
best' school districts in the state of
Florida, in my opinion."
Redd was social and liked to
have a good time, co-workers said.
"Gregarious, I think, would not
even touch Oscar," Pierce said.
Whenever Gulf County School


think Oscar got up every day look-
ing for someone to help."
His happiness was infectious,
Wilder said.
"I think we could all learn from
him," Wilder said. "He was a very
happy person, and it rubbed off on
When he walked into a meeting,
Redd would say jokingly, "All rise,"
Pierce recalled.
He liked to laugh at the state
government, too, Pierce said.
"When we would be talking
about funding from the Legislature,
he would always say, 'When it left
Tallahassee it was a Cadillac, and
by the time it got to Gulf County
it was a Schwinn bicycle,"' Pierce
(See GO THE DISTANCE on Page 4A)

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Scallop Numbers Show Rebound as Season Opens

An Otherwise All-American Couple

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
When Ursula Kohler
spotted her future husband
inside a cafe in her home-
town of Bremerhaven, Ger-
many, her first impulse was
to fumble with her cigarette
She was trying to divert
Jack Reynolds' attention
away from his male compan-
ion and towards herself when
the dashing American soldier
approached the table and of-
fered her a light.
The spark proved endur-
"We never went with any-
one else after that," remem-
bered Reynolds inside the
St. Joe Beach home he and
Ursula have shared for the
last 15 years of their 46-year
"You hooked me, you got
me," cooed Ursula in Ger-

man-accented English.
As a young Woman in
Germany, she had worked
for an American judge ad-
vocate who helped her learn
"English in a hurry."
"And then my hubby
stepped in," added Ursula,
summoning in mind the fas-
cinating prelude.
A Cold War Courtship
Post World War II Ger-
many was not the most ideal
setting for a budding ro-
With the East-West di-
vision of the country into
communist and democratic.
spheres, tensions were high
and the troops on hand to se-
cure the area were cautious.
"They were always afraid
Russia was 'going to attack
across the plains of Germa-
ny," remembered Jack Reyn-
The Arizona-born, Maine-

A snapshot taken by Ursula Reynolds of the Western side of
the Berlin Wall. The most well-known symbol of the Cold War's
ideological division was built on August 13, 1961 and remained
standing for more than 28 years.

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bred Reynolds had arrived
in the mid 1950s as part of
the Air Force Security Force,
fresh from Russian school in
San Antonio, Tex., where he
graduated first in his class.
His unit's arrival in Ger-
many was announced over
the radio by Moscow Molly,
a Tokyo Rose-style spy and
Communist sympathizer
who voiced her anti-Ameri-
can sentiments over the air-
Reynolds had thought
he had come to Germany on
a top secret intelligence mis-
sion, but Molly proved him
"Here was Moscow Molly
blasting it all over the air,
who we were, where we were
at," said Reynolds, who noted
that the American-born spy
was famous for such chilling
Reynolds was to receive
another reminder that his
actions were being closely
monitored, this time. by his
military superiors.
On a trip with Ursula to
visit one of her relatives in
Lubeck, Reynolds stopped
along a 100-yards wide strip
of plowed earth along the
East-West border, a no man's
land flanked by century tow-
Jack and Ursula were
discussing the tragic divi-
sion of her homeland when
a puppy stepped inside the
strip and was killed by a bul-
let fired from the tower.
When Jack Reynolds re-
turned to his unit the follow-
ing day, his superiors had is-
sued a Commander's Call.
Standing before his men,

German-born Ursula Kohler and American-born Jack Reynolds were married 46 years ago in
Kohler's hometown of Bremerhaven. Reynolds was stationed in Germany while in the Air Force.

the commander reported an
unnamed soldier's outing in
Lubeck, describing in exact-
ing detail Reynold's weekend
getaway near forbidden terri-
"I kept sinking lower and
lower in my chair," remem-
bered Reynolds. "No one ever

said a word to me, but-they
let me know they knew."
Jack and Ursula be-
came accustomed to secrecy.
When they were married in a
Bremerhaven ceremony, they
did not share the news with
Ursula's East German rela-
"Back then, they'd ques-
tion your family and try to
get information," noted Jack.
And so his East German in-
laws were left in the dark.
"Nobody knew for a long,
long time," he said.
Coming of Age in WWII
For Ursula Reynolds,
it is an image of war and
childhood a nightmarish
landscape of fire and rubble,
where horses howl in smoke-
filled streets.
Reynolds was not yet a

teenager when World War II
raged in her Bremerhaven
hometown, where intense
bombing campaigns shook
the city's foundation and
sent her family scurrying for
"We were running scared
like everyone else when they
were dropping the bombs,"
she remembered.
When they weren't seek-
ing the safety of fortress-like
chateaus, Ursula's family
stood in line for war rations,
waiting four to five hours for
a loaf of bread, and receiv-
ing a single egg and potato a
, When desperate, the
family stole. Sometimes they
were unsuccessful farmers
(See REYNOLDS on Page 18A)

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Beach Restoration

Efforts to Kick 0

By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
When the throngs of
tourists leave Gulf County
beaches after the Fourth of
July holiday, county officials
will begin to move forward
with the long overdue beach
restoration, project.
During Tuesday night's
regular County Commission
meeting, County Administra-
tor Don Butler announced a
kick-off meeting to be held at
the Barrier Dunes Clubhouse
on Cape San Blas on Friday,
July 8.
Butler estimated the
project will carry a roughly
$12 million price tag, and op-
portunities for maximization
of grant dollars will be dis-
cussed during the meeting.
Butler added that the
coastal engineer currently
studying the beaches will be
on hand to discuss beach
driving and other relevant
Prior to the meeting,
commissioners and Gulf
County health officials host-
ed a reception in honor of
Mrs. Monica (Ward) Stone
and her family.
In honor and memory of
all his contributions to public
health in the area, the family
made a $100,000 donation to
the Gulf County Health De-
Brenda Ward said she
was working closely with
Health Department Admin-
istrator Doug Kent to erect
a bronze statue outside the
clinic to honor the doctors,
administrators, nurses and
commissioners of the past.
and present who have worked
so'diligently to provide health
care for residents.
"My father, Dr. Albert
L. Ward, would like for us
to continue to help and let
everyone know how impor-
tant public health is in Gulf
County," Ward said.
In other business:
Paula Ramsey-Pickett
of the Tourist Development

Council .brought Univer-
sity of Florida shark expert
George Burgess tothe meet-
ing to brief commissioners on
his observations of the recent
days' events.
Burgess told commis-
sioners that he had studied
sharks for 30 years and he
saw the two shark attacks
in the Panhandle as coin-
cidence, not the sign of a
He added that there were
contributing factors in both
cases that encouraged an at-
"You don't have to have
a Ph.D. to figure out some of
the don'tt' were done," Bur-
gess added.
Burgess also noted that
shark populations in the area
were generally in decline, but
human populations in the
area were clearly increasing.
He encouraged the
county to install more sig-
nage along the beaches to
alert visitors of things resi-
dents probably already know
- information about rip tides,
sting rays, etc.
Commissioner Williams
asked Burgess if there was a
possible correlation between
the net ban and the decreas-
ing shark population, but
Burgess said he did not be-
lieve that to be the case.
Sheriff Dalton Upchurch
gave a follow-up report of
Monday morning's shark at-
tack at Cape San Blas. Up-
church told commissioners
the accident and subsequent
events ended better than he
thought they would.
"The south Gulf County
First Responders were on the
scene within, three minutes of
receiving the call," Upchurch
noted. "We got real lucky in
this incident."
This was the first re-
ported shark attack in Gulf

Upchurch also reported
25 of his department's bul-
let-proof vests to be,in recall,
and it would cost $11,300 to

ff July 8
replace them.
Of his deputies, Up-
church said, "They're basi-
cally in uncertified vests that
deteriorate, in heat and hu-
midity and in Florida, that's
not real good."
Commissioner Billy Tray-
lor motioned to replace the
uncertified vests with mon-
ey in reserve, which Clerk
Becky Norris told Commis-
sioners currently held less
than $100,000. commission-
ers unanimously approved
the motion.
While attending the
Florida Association of Coun-
ties meeting last week in Tam-
pa, Butler was appointed to
another two-year term on the
Board of Directors. Commis-
sioner Bill Williams was ap-
pointed to the Association's
Health and Human Services
Policy Committee. Williams
addressed the board, saying
he appreciated the board's
support in sending the repre-
sentatives to the meeting.
Butler reported Andrew
J. Rowell, Jr, an assistant
planner in the Gulf County
Planning and Building De-
partment submitted his res-
ignation effective this Friday,
July 1. Butler said they have
already actively begun the
search to fill the position.
The Dixie Youth 10 and
Under Little League teams
appeared before commission-
ers to report on their recent
success in district play.
A young spokesperson
told commissioners of the
enormous expense approxi-
mately $13,000 to raise in
two weeks in order to attend
the state tournament in Lake
A coach accompanying*
the team said, "After seeing
the sportsmanship between
players and parents, it made
me realize the future we need
to focus on,.?
Commissioners agreed to
give both Wewahitchka and,
Port St. Joe 10 and under
teams $250 each.


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ST. JOE BEACH GULF VIEW w/ deeded beach
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Fully enclosed ground level could be finished for
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MLS# 105731 $524,900.

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Editorials, Comments ... The Star
Edr ia s *PAGE FOUR THURSDAY, June 30, 2005

Eminent-Domain Court

Ruling is Public Abuse

Your home or business can be
taken by force by local officials for
virtually any reason, thanks to a
long-awaited but misguided deci-
sion by a split Supreme Court on
The 5-4 vote in Kelo v. the City
of New London (Conn.) was not the
type of decision that garnered wide-
spread public attention, given that it
dealt with a seemingly arcane piece
of law. The question raised by the
court was whether governments can
use eminent domain to take land by
force in order to promote economic
But the case is not arcane, and
the ruling will literally change what
it means to own property in this
country. In Kelo, the justices oblit-
erated the commonly held view of
the Constitution's Fifth Amendment.
Many Americans who don't even
know what eminent domain means
will certainly feel its stint!, as gov-
ernments have been irt.Vn a carte
blanche to take property, thus trans-
ferring even more land-use decisions
from property owners to the govern-
The Fifth Amendment states that
individuals cannot "be deprived of
life, liberty or property, without due
process of law; nor shall private
property be taken for public use
without just compensation."
The key issue in the Kelo case
was the question of public use.
Traditionally, governments have
been able to use eminent domain to
build genuinely public projects such
as, roads, bridges, schools, prisons
and courthouses. That was what
the founders had in mind when they
drafted the amendment.
"In 1954, however, the Supreme
Court decided in Berman v. Parker
that eminent domain could also be
used for blight removal. The case
revolved around efforts by the District
of Columbia to use eminent domain
to clear away a slum area. Since
then, localities have become aggres-
sively creative in their definition of
They also have been known to
stretch the definition of public use,
arguing that anything that pro-
vides a public benefit i.e., higher
tax dollars is enough reason to
use this police power. In 1981 the
Michigan Supreme Court agreed in
the Poletown case that the city of
Detroit could destroy a neighborhood
to make way for a General Motors
plant because it would provide eco-
nomic benefits for the region.

That decision was overturned by
the Michigan Supreme Court last
summer, in a case that relied heav-
ily on the obvious words of the
Constitution. The Michigan justices
observed that property rights would
no longer exist in America if cities
could simply take property if they
found a use that paid higher taxes
or other benefits. Obviously, General
Motors or ,a big-box store will always
pay more taxes than a small busi-
ness or neighborhood homeowners.
Many observers were optimistic
that the tide was turning when the
U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review
the Kelo case.
In Kelo, the New London
Development Corp., a public-private
partnership, was condemning an
entire neighborhood of mostly well-
kept Victorian homes
near the waterfront. Many of
them had been in the same families
for generations. The city wanted to
build condos, a hotel and commer-
cial areas in that prime waterfront
location. Some owners sold out, but
a few held firm, and took the case to
the high court.
"The city has carefully formulated.
an economic development that it
believes will provide appreciable ben-
efits to the community," wrote John
Paul Stevens, writing for a major-
ity that included Justices Anthony
Kennedy, David Souter, Ruth Bader
Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer.
So there you have it: If city offi-
cials declare an economic benefit in
taking your property and giving it to
an auto mall, then there isn't much
you can do about it, other than to
fight in court for just compensation.
The majority didn't think it was
the role of the courts to review such
matters, but it is supremely the
court's role to review whether legis-
latures are violating the clear words
of the Constitution. The courts, and
this court in particular, have shown
no reluctance to review the constitu-
tionality of other matters.
The most powerful rebuke to the
majority came, from Justice Sandra
Day O'Connor, writing a dissent:
"[T]he government now has license
to transfer property from those with
fewer resources to those with more..
The founders cannot have intended
this perverse result." Also dissenting
were Justices Antonin Scalia, William
Rehnquist and Clarence Thomas.
As one reader wrote in an e-mail,
"The founders will be turning in their
Sad but true.

by Kesley Colbert

Riding the

Freedom Train!

The approaching 4th of
July has set me to pondering
on my own independence.
I reckon I was "set free"
back in the early summer
of 1953. Mom let me "take
off' on my on to explore the
neighboring woods, hollers,
highways, ditches, fields
and byways. Her only two
admonitions were "be careful"
and "be home by supper".
Where to start! I headed
down to the ditch across
from Archie Moore's house.
I found a stick and had a
sword fight with Sir Lancelot
and the rest of those round
table guys. I snuck up on an
Indian tribe. I helped Lash
LaRue coral a couple of wild
desperadoes. I investigated
a dried out turtle shell. I
chased a possum. I climbed a
chestnut tree to see if I could
see the town water tower. I
threw crabapples at a passing
horde of grasshoppers.
I was careful. And I was
home way before supper.
Independence is good.
The next day I went a
little further..... and stayed a
little longer. By the end of the
week I had ventured all the
way out to the railroad tracks
on the other side of, Max
Manley's massive hay field.
I laid a penny on the track
and waited for the 3:10 Flyer
out of Memphis to roar past,
flattening my coin almost
beyond recognition. I bent the
thinner penny with my teeth
and tried to imagine all the
exotic places the folks on the
train were hi-balling to. Now,
that was real independence!
I spent one day trying
to chase down a rainbow.
I skipped rocks across Mr.
Archie's swollen pond, talked
to his big black stallion
and tried to outrun Bill
Thompson's mail truck. I
hooked up with Bobby Brewer
and we took his BB gun and
killed a Pet Milk can. We
got to swapping ideas about
where we were going when
we got big enough to ride the
Flyer. We ran after a rabbit
and made fun of our big
I got home after supper
had started!
Daddy waited until
everyone had eaten and
then he whipped me for a
while. I learned that a little
responsibility is included
with the independence.

As the summers past
Mom took to letting me walk
to town by myself. What a
special treat! She'd sometimes
give me a nickel to spend "all
by myself". You talk about a
millionaire! I'd stroll along in
front of Cannon's Drugstore
or the Ben Franklin Five
and Dime with my shoulders
throw'd back and my head
held high. I was up town!
I'd peruse the square a few
times, stopping to watch the
checker, game and nodding
to the ladies coming. out of
Woodrow Kennon's Grocery.
Hey,just another independent
fellow showing off his newly
entrusted freedom!
I'd finally buy a NuGrape'
and sit on Woodrow's front
porch with the rest of the
men. Life is good when all
the "choices" of the world
lay at your feet! Well, maybe,
I'm stretching- that part
about getting to make every
decision, as the sun dropped
over the First Baptist Church
steeple I broke and ran for
the house. Independence
wasn't going to count for
didley-squat if I broke that
supper rule again!
I spread my freedom
wings all the way out to
Ricky Hale's house on Forrest
Avenue. He had this big hill
we could slide down. There
was a great ditch to play in
across the street. And there
was an open lot between his
house and the Mabry's that
was just right for football.
I took to spending the
night with him on a regular
basis. I was taking "this
independence gig to new
heights! Early one morning
we got to wrestling and
messing around and Mr. Hale
looked down at us and said,
"You boys keep that up and
I'm going to whip you just as
sure ag God made little green
apples." I learned that my
Daddy, wasn't the only one
who got to make the rules.
I went off to college.
Finally!, I'm away from home.
Truly on my on. Free at last!
Totally independent! I could
do anything! Bring on the
wine, women and song! Well,
maybe not the women....
Sewanee was an all boys
school back in those days.
A funny thing happened
before I could start enjoying
my independence. I had to
go to class and then to the

football field and then to
wait tables in the dinning
hall and then to the library
to study and then back to
the dorm to study some
more. The next morning the
whole routine started over. I
was independent. But even
a dummy could see that
"liberty, justice and the right
to be free" had to "work in"
amongst the structure of
college life. I was independent
as long as Dad saw those A's
and B's!
I graduated and got
married. Now, that will
test your understanding
of independence! I was
independent to find a job
where they paid you in real
money. I was independent to
do 'bout anything I wanted to
do as long as it just happened
to coincide with what Cathy
expected of me!
We had two sons. And the
miracle of true independence
really began to dawn on
me. They were still in the
crib when the weight of the
responsibility brought me to
my knees. You know, I could
use a play book that had it all.
laid out perfectly! Life doesn't
work that way. I had the
"liberty" to find my on way as
a father. What an adventure!
It was better than the 3:10
Flyer out of Memphis!
I went to making every
decision based on what those
boys-needed.Whatwould keep
them safe! What would make
them happy! What would
allow them to grow, mature
and turn into productive
adults! I wanted them to
accept and understand
their responsibilities
without compromising their
independence Without even
thinking about it I was
passing along those "certain
unalienable rights" that
were the foundation blocks
upon which this country was
We absolutelyunderstood
it in July of 1776. And we
have fought down through
the years to keep it! What a
great concept!,
Happy Independence
Day to you!

Go The Distance
by Tim Croft
Star News Editor

A Short Man Who Cast

A Large Shadow
"He woke up each day looking to help someone."
So said Charlotte Pierce about School Board chair-
man Oscar Redd last week and if there is a better epitaph
for the man who passed away last week, it won't be found
in this space,
That was Oscar, always smiling, regardless of the
hardship, always with a hand extended for an embrace,
always seeking some way to make someone else's day a
bit brighter, to provide an answer to an ongoing riddle.
It just seemed to make the man tick. How do I help?
How do I become part of the solution? How do I serve?
That characteristic made Oscar one of the most genu-
ine and gentle souls I've ever crossed paths with, and it
makes his passing last week at 63 from complications
related to his most recent bout with cunoer all the sad-

Good 1t1en desIerve better and Oscar, if int liing else,
w\Vs lI good man.ll
It's ,a cliche which has been trotled oul ai,.,in and
i.i tot nmrk the lp.i -.i**1 of greats, but % ilt Oscar it was
simple ifucl the sun seemed a lI11i- dilTmmer, the clouds
ai little tower l ict nd darker, the world In li Ile less agreeable
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way that marriage can bring disparate souls into the
same orbit. It was a source of constant joking between us
as we laughed, and sometimes shook our heads, at the
way families interacted or didn't.
But I really came to know Oscar a few years ago
when I did a story about the county Relay for Life, his
own battle with lung cancer and his desire to provide an
example for other survivors.
What struck me at the time, and came rushing back
in the recent months as the cancer returned and the
battle was engaged again, how any individual could be so
apparently upbeat in the face of adversity.
He'd lost a wife too early, wagecd war against an insid-
ious illness which provided him bleak odds, and yet his
interest seemed as much about how I was getting along
as his own story.
"How are you doing, buddy?", he'd ask again and
It was baffling and somehow inspiring. It made my
troubles, the aspects of life that got me down and kicked
me around or so I believed seem downright petty.
To talk to Oscar was to have cold water on your face.
Wake up son, there are worse things in life.
He won that first round against a type of lung cancer
which overwhelmingly kills when it strikes.
And never really slowed down.
More than 30 years at Arizona Chemical, intimately
involved in the upkeep of local cemeteries, two decades
on the School Board, always on the go to this place or the
next, he filled every day as if it was his last, and in that,
maybe, provided the finest lesson he could ever impart
upon a school district.
Oscar took pride in his re-election again and again
to the School Board seat he occupied for more than 20
years, extracted a sense of satisfaction at being the lon-
i ,'I si wi'ing elected official in the county.
But he sincreivl embraced his charge, cared about

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the schools, whether in Wewahitchka or Port St. Joe. and
answered his phone at all hours working ar, ing shifts
at Arizona Chemical meant even 9 a m. could be un-
Godly hour to try to address those phone calls, those
questions, those complaints, as soon as he could.
The students in Gulf County lost a legacy last week,
not so much in the things he helped bring to fruition,
field houses and new classrooms and the like, but in the
example he .provided in life.
They call the youngsters of today the "Entitlement
Generation" due to the sense of entitlement many, from
privileged backgrounds pocked with achievement, carry
with them into adulthood.
Oscar, his life and the way he lived.it, provided an
antidote, the picture of a man who kept his head, his
faith, his soul, when so much around him laid siege to
his very existence.
In terms of life, he seemed entitled to so much, yet
demanded so little.
During his final battle, Oscar still answered that
phone, still arrived to and participated in School Board
meetings, attended Relay for Life, not to offer himself up
as some kind of example, but because that was the fabric
of the man.
Community, family, schools and young people, they
made Oscar's world turn despite a lifetime's worth of set-
backs and heartbreak and challenges.
The last time I saw him, he whispered as an aside to
pray for him. Now that he's gone, the prayer needs to be
directed toward us.
Oscar's in a better place the footprints this man of
slight stature left behind are downright cavernous.

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To the Editor:
Having read the recent
article in the Siar. "Mobile"
Homes Face Limited Mobil-
ity" and other articles dealing
with shortages of affordable
housing, I was reminded of
the solutions I've seen across
the country during my years
in the military.
While living in the Vir-
ginia Beach area, I watched
as across the road from me a
mobile home was ingeniously
First a foundation was
built beside the mobile home.
The mobile home was then
lifted up, wheels removed and
slid.onto the foundation. This
raised the home up 'about
three. feet. Next all windows
and doors were removed.
Block masons arrived and
built a reinforced block wall
around the entire perimeter
butting up against the origi-
nal exterior walls. New win-
dows and doors arrived and
a wing was also added to the
home jutting out toward the
street. A brand nev' roof went
over the entire project and
gone were the long rectangu-L
lar looks of a mobile home. It
was hard to tell that it used
to be one. '
Being a curious person I
had walked over to the con-
tractor doing the work and
asked a few questions. Among
other questions, I asked if
any mobile home could be re-
cycled this way. He said, "any
one that the city approves."
The contractor, who made
his living on this remodeling
method, said he'd done single.
wides, double wides and other
manufactured homes using
this same method.
The city would inspect
the mobile home to see if it
was in good enough condition
to allow the refurbishment. If
the mobile home was going to
be moved for the purpose of
refurbishing, the new owner
had to show proof of being
able to accomplish the re-
furbishment within the time
frame allowed. A relocated
mobile home could not be
lived in until the refurbish-
ment was complete and prop-
er inspections made. Remain
in place mobile homes could
be occupied if the home was
able to remain habitable.
I was allowed io peck in-
side the project I had been
watching come together.
There were nice wide window

sills with plenty of space for
house plants or kitty cats
to enjoy basking in the sun.
I've always loved the luxury
of wide window sills, so that
one feature really stuck out
in my mind. more than any
other. It wasn't as luxurious
as a brand new home, but
it was good decent housing
made sturdier by reinforced
concrete block, new roof, new
windows and new doors.
I don't know what anyone
else thinks, but I believe it
to be a great solution solving
-not one but three problems. A
mobile home owner has a bet-
ter chance of selling a mobile
home that can be refurbished
this way. As fewer counties
allow movement of mobiles,
,they can only wind up in land
fills. Building a foundation,
perimeter wall and roof has
got to be less expensive than
a whole house.
It's something to consid-

- Valerie Marcus

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incumbent lost their seat in the
Florida legislature or Congress.
Moreover, many seats were won
in the state legislature and the
U.S. House without any compe-
tition from any challenger at all.
While you'll hear legisla-
tors proposing creative ways to
limit the input from citizens in
the political process you'll never
hear them suggest the creation
of a non-partisan committee em-
powered to draw voting districts.
It's simply not in an incumbent
politician's interest to have com-
petitive elections.
Unfortunately, the current
redistricting process has allowed
them this luxury. In short, state
legislators draw their, own dis-
tricts around voting groups
most likely to keep them in office.
They hand pick their voters be-
fore their voters pick them. This
assures their reelection while re-
ducing the power of the vote to
act as a check on those who fail
to act in the public interest.
The redistricting process is
broken and now is the time to
act. We need sensible standards
for voting districts along with a
committee of individuals who
will apply these guidelines in a
fair, non-partisan manner.
Please visit www.committee-
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petition that will allow voters to
put this issue on the ballot.
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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years

City of Wewa Takes Step to Expand Water/Sewer Service Area

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Expand the base; less-
en the burden for existing'
That would be a fair
assessment of action taken
on Monday during the reg-
ular bi-monthly meeting
of the Wewahitchka City
approved a first reading of
an ordinance which would
expand the city's service
area for water and sewer to
include a five-mile radius
around and beyond the city
The action is permit-
ted under Florida Statutes
Chapter 180, said city man-
ager Don Minchew, noting
that the cities of Lynn Haven
and Callaway in Bay County
had recently undertaken
similar action.
"It ensures the city will
not be land-locked by anoth-
er utility and will have room
to grow," Minchew said.
The city is facing devel-
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Developers building on
Hwy. 386, along Hwy. 71 in
Honeyville and on the Old
Panama Road, have all come
to the city inquiring about
receiving water and sewer
"Things are starting
to happen around here,"
Minchew said. "It is our
intent to service those
In addition, to the north
St. John's Village, a develop-
ment for seniors, is taking
shape and the Stone Mill
Creek area is rapidly grow-
At the same time, the city
is undertaking with the aid
of USDA Rural Development
grants and loans and a
Community Development
Block Grant parallel proj-
ects to expand water service
throughout the city limits
and bring sewer to Red Bull
and Red Bull Island.
The latter was also
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which would permit the city
to issue some $1.3 million in
revenue bonds on the sewer
project to the Red Bull area.
The city received a $1
million grant from the USDA
Rural Development program
for the $2.2 million proj-
ect and the bonds which
will be paid off with revenue
from the Water and Sewer
It is unclear at this time

whether rates will have to
be upped to meet the bond
requirements, but in essence
the decision to expand the
city's service area for water
and sewer is in part aimed
at relieving the weight for
existing users by expanding
the number of those tap-
ping into water and sewer
"If you expand the tax
base, you lessen the burden

on existing users," Minchew
The second reading of
the ordinance to expand the
service area, which will come
after the advertising peri-
od required under law, will
likely come at commission-
ers' second regular meeting
in July.
In other business taken
up during Monday's meet-

Commissioners denied
a permit request to use a
travel trailer as a residence.
The applicant had informed
the city of their intention
of constructing their own
home on the lot in the next
six months the time frame
the city allows such trailers
to be used as a temporary
residence but could not
produce construction plans
or a plat design.

WindMark Beach Construction,

U.S. 98 Realignment to Begin

By Tim Croft
'Star News Editor
Permits in hand, the lit-
tle white bird is ready to take
flight on the largest develop-
ment in Gulf County.
Construction on The St.
Joe Company's WindMarkl
Beach Phase II, as well as
the realignment of U.S. 98,
should begin in the next
couple of weeks, company
officials announced this
week, after the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers issued
the required g1redge-and-fill
permits for both projects.
Given the holidays,
which will mean a break for
the contractor, actual turn-
ing of dirt should begin the
week of July 11, said Clay
Smallwood, president of St.
Joe Timberlands.
WindMark beach will
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of more than 1,550 units
along a 15,000 foot stretch
of beachfront between Port
St. Joe and St. Joe Beach,
according to a press release
from the. company.
The second phase of
. the development the first
phase of approximately 110
lots has been all but sold
out for months and sits on
the opposite of U.S. 98 from
where the second phase
will arise will also include
10,000 square feet of office
space, 65,000 square feet
of retail space, an 18-hole
golf course and a 25-room
Meanwhile, construc-
tion will begin on realign-
ing a three-mile stretch of
U.S. 98, creating the first
segment of what is hoped
will one day be a "Back
Beach Road" to carry traf-
fic around WindMark and
Mexico Beach.
Once the highway is
relocated, connecting to
Hwy. 386, the existing road-
way will be reconstructed
to create a 3.5 mile public
beachfront trail system.
No residential develop-
ment is planned seaward of
the beachfront trails and The
St. Joe Co. intends to pro-
vide additional beach park-
ing areas and access points
for the public, as spelled out
in the final Development of
Regional Impact (DRI) docu-
ment approved last year by
local and state officials.
"WindMark Beach
embraces, restores and pro-
tects this unspoiled three-
mile stretch of beautiful
beach and makes it accessi-
ble to the public with activi-
ties that center on family

fun," said Peter S. Rummell,
St. Joe's chairman and CEO.
"Together with the Gulf
County community, we are
creating WindMark Beach to
respect local culture, land-
scape, architecture and the
conservation of lands near-
WindMark Beach Phase
II will sit on approximate-
ly 2,020 acres. The Army
Corps permits were a final
hurdle to the long and often
laborious task of bringing
the project from drawing
board to bricks and mortar
which began some five years
County commissioners
approved the realignment of
U.S. 98 in late 2001. The
DRI process consumed more
than a year.
There are still five home

sites to be sold at WindMark
Beach Phase I including
two on the beach and one
beachfront home though
none of the five are cur-
rently for sale. That first
phase also includes a pool
club and several community
docks, as well as an exten-
sive conservation area, this
week's press release noted.
"WindMark Beach
is planned as a high-end
beachfront resort destina-
tion," said Kevin M. Twomey,
president of The St. Joe Co.
"We initially planned to start
sales in the new phase of
WindMark Beach later this
year, but have elected to
wait for higher values we
believe can be achieved after
additional progress is made
on the construction of infra-
structure and amenities.".

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Please join us at the

SGC Fire Station near Sale-
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and an opportunity to meet
your volunteer firemen.

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F'dnhlished 1937 Ser.'ina Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, June 30, 2005 7A


Port St.


Priest Busted

By Paul L. Mikolajczyk
Florida Freedom Newspapers
MOBILE, Ala. A onetime
Port St. Joe Catholic priest
and convicted drug dealer
faces pornography trafficking
charges in Gulf County, ac-
cording to police reports.
FBI agents executed a


of the past several years.
Critical to the long-term
health of scallop populations
is a window of roughly two
weeks in winter when larvae
health is most vulnerable,
when recruitment is most in
the hands of the vagaries of
Mother Nature.
"There are many things
that could impact them,"
Arnold said, including
currents at recruitment
sites such as St. Joseph
Bay, Steinhatchee and
Homossasa, the presence of
red tide which kills scallops
and the amount of rainfall
during peak recruitment
A particularly wet winter
in 2003-04, with stormwa-
ter runoff impacting salinity
levels in waters where the
seagrass beds that nurture
scallops grow, was identi-
fied as a central cause to the
bleak numbers of last year
across the state.
"These populations are
interconnected," Arnold said.
"We've never put together
the entire picture, how it
For instance, Arnold said
researchers now believe the
scallop populations in St.
Joseph Bay are more closely
related to those in Sarasota
and Southwest Florida, as
opposed to Steinhatchee or
Homossasa, because the
currents found in St. Joseph
Bay are more similar to those
in Southwest Florida.
Long-term studies of sea
currents and their potential
impacts on scallops is ongo-
The Florida. Fish ,and'
Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWCC) has
over the past few years also
reduced bag limits there

federal search warrant for the
Mobile, Ala., home of Thomas
Crandall on Wednesday and
arrested the 50-year-old man
on a Florida warrant accus-
ing him of transmission of
material harmful to minors,
said FBI spokesman Craig

Federal agents reported
seizing "several" items from
Crandall's home, including
a computer that will be pro-
cessed as evidence by FBI fo-
rensic experts.
The arrest warrants
stemmed from an investiga-
tion by the Gulf County Sher-

From Page 1A

were for a time no limits, then
it was five pounds and it's
now two pounds unshucked
per person per day in an
effort to bolster the number
of adult scallops remaining
after the season, and there-
fore increase recruitment
As would be expected,
given the distribution of sea-
grass beds in St. Joseph Bay,
the highest concentrations
of scallops were found in
the south end and southwest
side of the bay.
The counts at the tran-
sect stations, starting with
the boat ramps in Port St.
Joe and moving out to Eagle
Harbor, were as follows: two,
three, six, zero, one, .two,
one, 486, 214, 154, nine, 30,
two, 28, 22, 20, nine, 20, 12,.
Arnold reiterated that
the deeper into the season,
the larger the scallops will
be. For those who can't resist
wading into the bay when the
season he opens, he empha-
sized that more shucking will
be called for to reach bag
Don't become frustrat-
ed and simply toss scallops
back into ,the water when
they are found to be unduly
small, Arnold emphasized.
"Don't throw it away
because it is an extremely
valuable resource," Arnold
said. ."Take some conscien-
tious attitudes out with you
and we can keep this thing
Bag limits during scal-
lop season are two gallons
*unshucked, or one pint of
shucked meat, per ,person
per day. The limit per vessel
is 10 pounds unshucked or
one-half gallon unshucked
meat, per day, said Lt. Stan

Kirkland of the FWCC.
Scallop hunters, 16 and
older must have a saltwater
fishing license.
For a Florida resident the
cost of the license is $13.50.
Non-residents have three
license options a three-day
license at a cost of $6.50;
a seven-day license which
costs $16.50 or an annual
license which runs $31.50,'
Kirkland said.
Those snorkeling for
scallops must hoist a dive
flag approximately 20 x 24
inches from their vessel
and must be in close proxim-
ity to their boat.
"Particularly if you scal-
lop during an outgoing tide
or during a storm and. they
get away from their boat, it's
a safety issue as much as
anything," Kirkland said. "It
pays to stay close to the ves-
sel and there is more than
one person who knows how
to operate the boat."
And, Arnold noted, given
the miles of waters and limit-
ed FWCC manpower, there is
an element of an honor sys-
tem during scallop season.
Make only one trip per
day. Stay within the bag lim-
its, if for no other reason
than the chance to go back
out and do it all over again
next season.
"The most important
thing is that everybody fol-
lows the regulations," Arnold
said. "That would be my
message. The regulations are
in place for very good rea-
sons. And they appear to be
For more information otn
rules and regulations during
scallop season visit riiyfwc.
com on the Internet.

iffs Office Internet Crimes
Against Children Taskforce,
in which an investigator
posed as a "15-year-old boy"
during Internet chats with
Crandall, said Sheriffs Office
Sgt. Chris Buchanan.
During the investigation,
Crandall sent sexually explicit
messages to the "boy," asking
for personal information and
indicated that he would like
to meet the teen, Buchanan
said. Crandall also e-mailed
two pornographic images to
someone he thought was a
teenage boy, Buchanan said.
"We didn't find out it was
(Crandall) until after the sub-
poena process," he said.
Crandall is not unfamil-
iar to law enforcement agents
and community members in
Gulf County, who know him
best as the 13-year former
pastor of St. Joseph's Church

The Ti

who was convicted of federal
drug charges.
In January 2002, three
years after he transferred
from Port St. Joe to Milton,
U.S. Drug Enforcement Agen-
cy agents arrested Crandall.
DEA agents reported that a
joint investigation with the
Escambia County Sheriff's
Office revealed Crandall
dealing Ecstasy and meth-
amphetamine out of the St.
Rose of Lima Church rectory,
according to court records.
A month later, he pleaded
guilty to the charges and was
sentenced to four years and
three -months in 'a federal
Dahle said Crandall is on
probation and could return to
prison if a judge determines
Crandall violated the terms
of his probation.
No federal charges have

been filed against Crandall
stemming from the Internet
exchange, Dahle said, but an
FBI investigation is "ongo-
Crandall remains in the
Mobile County Jail pending
his extradition to Gulf Coun-
Buchanan said the Gulf
County Sheriff's Office contin-
ues, to ask parents to monitor
their children's online activi-
ties. He said parents should
remind their children not to
give out personal information
online or agree to meet with
someone they encounter on
the Internet.

ruth About


Many women fail to get
recommended annual mam-
mograms to detect breast
cancer. A busy life or procras-
tination may be to blame. For
other women, misconceptions
about mammograms may be
holding them back.
The June issue of Mayo
Clinic Women's Health-
Source covers some common
myths and facts about mam-
Myth: Mammograms do
more harm than good.
Fact: Mammograms,
along with a breast exam by
your health care provider, are
the best way to detect breast
cancer at an early stage.
Mammograms often find can-
cer before a lump can be felt.
But they do have limitations.
Mammograms miss 10 to 15
percent of breast cancers.

Another limitation: Mam-
mograms can result in false-
positives; the test shows ab-
normality that's mistaken for
Myth: Mammograms are
useless if you have dense
breast tissue.
Fact: Spotting breast
cainer can be more difficult
when breasts contain a lot of
glandular tissues (dense tis-
sue). A mammogram, how-
ever, is not useless. If some-
thing looks suspicious, but
is hard to see with standard
mammography, other imag-
ing tests can help determine
if cancer is present.
Myth: Radiation from a
mammogram can give you
Fact: Radiation exposure
from mammography is small.
You receive about the same

amount of radiation during a
jet trip to New York to Cali-
Myth: If you don't have a
family history of breast can-
cer, you don't need to have a
Fact: The majority of
breast cancers occur in wom-
en who have .no known risk
factors for the disease.
Myth: Mammograms are
too expensive.
Fact: Mammograms gen-
erally cost between $100 and
$150. Most insurance pays
all or part of the cost. If you
don't have insurance, some
state or local programs pro-
vide mammograms free or at
a low cost. For more informa-
tion' call Cancer Information
Service at 1-800-422-6237.

Heron Walk is a 36-acre planned residential
sanctuary close to St Joseph Bay and Gulf
Coast College offering:

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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years

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Property Values -


mile or so from St. Joseph
Bay, a vacant lot that went
for $14,000 just a few years
ago would today cost roughly
In Oak Grove, a home
just sold for $365,000.
"The amazing thing is
seeing this day by day,"
Colbert said. "Every night I
go home thinking nothing
will surprise me. The next
day a home sells in Oak
Grove for $365,000 and that
surprised me."
But in Howard Creek total
taxable property jumped by
$6 million; in Wewahitchka
it was more than $12 million;
in the Overstreet fire zone
the taxable property value
nearly doubled.
Property is appraised
based on like property sales
on the market. What prices
were paid for adjacent lots

Head Traun

You trip, hit your head
and see stars. You get bon-
ked on the head hard with
a ball. At some time, most of
us suffer a bump to the nog-
gin. Fortunately, most head
injuries are minor and can be
treated with basic first aid.
But a head injury
can also be life-threatening.
This is particularly true if it
involves a loss of conscious-
ness, even if only briefly.
Another concern after seri-
ous head injury is possible
unseen bleeding that affects

or homes will dictate the
appraisal of a property.
The numbers are entirely
market-driven and right
now the market is driving as
if it is racing around Daytona
International Speedway, both
in volume and value.
"The volume has driven
us wild," Colbert said.
It is important to remem-
ber that in Florida the ad
valorem tax system is bro-
ken into three separate but
equally important parts.
The Property Appraiser
simply provides a just value
assessment to property;
taxing authorities, such as
the School Board, Board of
County Commissioners and
the municipalities, assess the
taxes and the. Tax Collector
takes in the tax dollars.
In simpler terms, the
Property Appraiser has little

to do with the tax bill folks
will receive in the fall, other
than having set the bench-
mark for the value of land or
And in this computerized
world, the state immediately
receives information in each
real estate sale, so that while
Colbert's office can back
out some relatively minor
expenses pertaining to a sale
when appraising property,
the final roll must accurately
reflect, within a small per-
centage-point window, the
actual market-dictated just
value of the land.
"The hot tip is nobody
has lost money buying and
selling land in Gulf County
the last few years," Colbert
said. "When it's going to stop
- I don't know.
"It's happening here and
around the state of Florida.

- When to Get Help

the brain. Bleeding on the
surface of the brain or with-
in the brain is serious, as it
may compress and damage
the brain.
The June issue of Mayo
Clinic Health recommends
emergency care and evalua-
tion if any of the following oc-
cur after hear trauma:
Loss of consciousness,
sometimes occurring a few
hours after the injury
Dazed or confused feel-

* Memory loss

Nausea or vomiting
Partial paralysis
Partial sensory loss
New neck pain
Numbness or weakness
of the extremities
Unusual or prolonged
Bruising or discolor-
ation around the eyes or be-
hind the ears
Blood or' clear, watery
fluids coming from the ears
or nose

Firefighters pour foam and water into the attic of a home at 348 Santa Anna in St. Joe Beach
last Thursday. No one was hurt in the fire, to which companies from St. Joe Beach and Port St. Joe
responded. No one was living in the house at the time of the fire, which remains under investigation
by the State Fire Marshall's Office.

When to See the Doctor About Nausea

A queasy stomach and
the urge to vomit are terri-
bly unpleasant. Fortunately,
nausea with or without
vomiting is often just the
symptom of a mild sickness.
According to the June is-
sue of May Clinic Women's
HealthSource, nausea also
can indicated a number of
illnesses such as ulcers, gall-
stones, bowel obstruction

and central nervous system
problems such as meningitis
or brain tumors.
If nausea or vomiting re-
sults from a minor illness, the
best advice is to rest and treat
the queasiness with clear liq-
uids and bland foods.
If nausea and vomiting
last for two or three days or
prevent you from keeping
down liquids for more than

24 hours, contact your doc-
tor. Get prompt medical at-
tention if you have:
Blood in your vomit
A fever above 101 F ac-
companied by a severe head-
ache or stiff neck
A recent head injury or
loss of consciousness
Confusion or decreased
Rapid breathing or

If you're unsure what's
causing your nausea or you
think something serious may
be to blame, seek medical


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Harvey Ellis and Jim McClure of Accurate Land Title, LLC, were welcomed to the Port St. Joe busi-
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Timber Island Yacht Club Announces Youth Fishing Class and Tourney

Carrabelle's Timber Is-
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year's Youth Fishing Class
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Youth Fishing Class will be
held on July 2 from 9 a.m. to

11 a. m. at the First Baptist
Church, 206 Avenue A, in
The class is open to chil-
dren ages 7 15 years ac-
companied by an adult.
There is no charge.
During the fishing class,
.children will learn all about

boating safety, regulations,'
knot tying, baits and cast-
The 11th Annual Youth
Fishing Tournament will be
held July 9 from 7:30 a.m. to
4 p.m. at the Pavilion on Ma-
rine Street in Carrabelle.
The tournament is open

to all children age 15 years
and younger.
The entry fee is $2 per
Each entrant receives a
T-shirt and a trophy.
Participants compete
in seven categories and the
three winners in each cat-

egory.will be presented with a
trophy and a prize.
Refreshments will be
served at both events.
TIYC is committed to en-
hancing the lives of the youth
of Franklin County and rais-
ing funds for scholarships.
Other TIYC events this

year will include the King

Fish Tournament on October

8 and the popular 'Boat Pa-

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having open registration for
football players and cheer-
leaders at the Bayou George
Athletic. Complex, 6010 Jay-
cee Dr. (just past the Bayou
George Fire Department on
CR 2301). It is being held
every Sunday through Au-
gust from 2 to 4 p.m. Fees
for cheerleading are $50 and
football fees are $80. Please
bring a birth certificate and
proof of residence. For more
information, please call coach
Joe at 258-8444.

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Appointments will be
made for athletic physical
and insurances and Medic-
aid will be billed for services.
Medicaid recipients should
go to their Medi-pass pro-
vider for the exam or obtain
Medi-pass authorization to
use the health department
for this service. There will be
no charge for those not cov-
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Compensation by insur-
ance company will be accept-
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appointment for a free physi-
cal will be made per student.
"No Shows" and those who
do not schedule an appoint-
ment during the timeframe
given above will pay a fee to
obtain a physical. A parent/
guardian must accompany
the student or come in to the

Gulf County Health Depart-
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a permission form.
Bus driver physical will
continue through July 29.
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If you've decided you
drink too much alcohol and
.it's time to change, can you
safely just stop?
Before you stop,. it's vi-
tally important that you talk
to your doctor about how to
manage alcohol withdrawal,
according to the June issue
of Mayo Clinic Health Let-
ter. Changes in the body due
to alcohol withdrawal can
cause disturbing symptoms.
Alcohol withdrawal can even
be life-threatening.
Signs and symptoms of
alcohol withdrawal and their
severity generally relate to

how much alcohol a person
consumes and how long he
or she has been dependent
on alcohol. Genetics may
also play a role.
Withdrawal signs and
symptoms may.occur within
hours of stopping drinking.
These may include insomnia,
vivid dreams, mild-to-severe
anxiety, unsettled mood, agi-
tation, irritability, tremors,
appetite loss, nausea, vom-
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heart palpitations and hear-
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pulse or have elevated blood
Sometimes alcohol with-
drawal culminates in the
development of seizures or
delirium tremens or both.
Delirium tremens is charac-

Gulf County Sheriff's
On June 18, Kenneth V..
Creighton, w/m, 50, of Pana-
ma City was arrested for DUI,
possession of a controlled
On June 19, Corey L.
Jenkins, w/m, 18, of Pan-
ama City was arrested for
possession of paraphernalia,
On' June 20, Elsie L.
Bittner, w/f, 36, of Port St.
Joe was arrested for domes-
tic violence; Douglas P. Hart,
w/m, 36; of Wewahitchka
was arrested for battery.
On June 21, Katrina
Ann Melvin, w/f, 23, of
Wewahitchka was arrest-

terized by markedly elevated
blood pressure, agitation and
visual hallucinations. De-
lirium tremens is a medical
emergency requiring immedi-
ate care and hospitalization.
Prolonged heavy drinking

ed for DWLSR; Robert Lee
Browning, w/m, 28, of Lib-
erty County was arrested for
child support.
On June 23, Marquita L.
Glover, b/f, 21, of Orlando
was arrested for introduction
of contraband to state prison;
Michael A. Hooper, w/m, 21,
of Port St. Joe was arrested
for violation of probation.
Mexico Beach Police
During the past week,
the Mexico Beach Police De-
partment answered 59 calls
for service, investigated one
assault and one theft.
During the same period,
officers investigated two traf-
fic crashes with a combined

increases the risk of many
serious health problems. De-
ciding to deal with a drink-
ing problem with the help
of your doctor is a serious
and important commitment
to your health. You and your

property damage report of
$5,500. They also issued 12
traffic citations, three traffic
warnings and nine parking
On June 21, Michael
Bringard of St. Joe Beach
was arrested for aggravated
On June 24, Antwione
Allen of Port St. Joe was ar-

doctor can work out what
could include medications
to help minimize withdrawal
symptoms. Another option is
inpatient care, for access to
immediate care if needed.


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On June 25, Richard
McBee of Port St. Joe was
arrested for DUI, DWLSR/
knowingly, leaving the scene
of an accident with property
damage; Jay Silcox of Au-
rora, Colo., was arrested for

Law Enforcement Career Fair

On Wednesday, July
20, local law enforcement
departments will be hold-
ing .their first annual "Law
Enforcement Career Fair" at
the Workforce Center in Bay
County. These different law
enforcement departments
will be recruiting for the fol-
lowing full time positions:
radio operators and clerical
Awareness and opportu-
nities will be given to partici-

pants regarding their need
for future merit deputies and
The career fair will be
held at the Workforce Center,
located at 625 Highway 231
in Panama City, from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. CT. Come expecting
to fill one of these positions
or become knowledgeable
about the opportunities in
law enforcement.


The City of Port St. Joe City Commission proposes to hold a public
hearing to consider adoption of an Ordinance which will approve
the Port St. Joe Marina Planned Unit Development. The title of the
Ordinance is as follows:
A public hearing for the second reading on the Ordinance will be
held on Tuesday, July 5, 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 neces-
Interested persons may attend and be heard at the public hearing or
provide comments in writing 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. 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 wishes to attend and
requires assistance may call the City Clerk's Office at (850) 229-
8261 ext. 114.


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Buffer Preserve Site of Climate Change Study

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Dr. Bill Platt can be
downright scary.
It's not the relatively
slight frame of this Louisiana
State University professor or
the voice which commands
attention with its quiet au-
Discuss global climate
change and rising sea levels,
though, and the words that
spill from his mouth could
chill any spine.
Particularly when Platt
begins to describe the poten-
tial impacts of those rising
seas to the northern Gulf of
Mexico and the little neigh-
borhood we call home.
"Global climate change
should be taken as a given,"
Platt said recently while giv-
ing a presentation at the St.
Joseph Bay State Buffer Pre-
serve Center. "It is a given
that sea levels will rise. It's
a given that (many) habitats
will move or disappear."
Tracking sea level rise is
difficult, Platt explained, be-
cause since so much is hap-
pening in coastal eco-sys-
tems at the same time, the
boundaries of those ecosys-
temrns continually in flux. .
However,. the sea is on
the rise, by half a centimeter,
approaching a full centime-
ter a year, along the northern
Gulf Coast. In Louisiana, the
sea is rising by roughly two
centimeters per year.
"(Sea level rise) will be-
gin to affect everybody," Platt
said. "One of the most vul-
nerable landscapes is the
coastal landscapes. They are
highly fragmented and they
are highly impacted by hu-
Left unabated, the sea
will swamp over 25 percent
of Louisiana's land mass over
the next 50 years. The Ever-
glades in South Florida will
disappear, Platt, a professor
of fire ecology and climate
change at LSU, added. If the
ice caps, which are reced-
ing by the year, continue to
disappear, Florida waterfront
property in 100 to, 150 years
will be purchased in Talla-
hassee, not Gulf County.
"The Big Bend will have
its problems," Platt contin-
ued. "In the next 50-100
years we expect all this (Cape
San Blas and St. Joseph Pen-
insula) will disappear. (State
Road) C-30 will be underwa-
ter unless we do something
about it."

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Achieving action mode
requires some degree of un-
derstanding, for, as Platt
noted, while global climate
changes have occurred in the
past fossil evidence con-
firms it no such cataclys-
mic events of the past have
had a specific modern integer
in the equation man.
So while scientists be-
lieve that the current global
climate change is occurring
rapidly, there is considerable
difficulty in predicting what
precisely will be the impacts,
the lingering effects.
That inability to predict
the unpredictable provides a
central rationale for a multi-
year study Platt has under-
taken to examine the effects
of sea level rise on coast-
al communities along the
shores of the Gulf of Mexico.,
Because of shallow gra-
dients, the transition from
marine to terrestrial life and
the potential for devasta-
tion along the northern gulf
as the sea rises, the area is
ideal for studying climate
change, just as scientists
across Alaska are studying

melting ice caps and rising
global temperatures and the
impacts in plant and animal
life associated with the dis-
appearance of polar ice.
At five sites in Louisiana,
Alabama and, in the case of
Florida, the buffer preserve,
Platt has established transect
lines to examine the impacts
of the rise of sea levels.
A transect lines dissects
the buffer preserve from St.
Joseph Bay to Money Bayou,
a 3.8 kilometer path from sea
grass beds to salt marshes to
uplands pine flat woods.
"There is a lot of biodiver-
sity here," Platt said. "There
is a large-scale pattern we-
are interested in. Nobody has
really tried to get a handle on
how changes occur."
And the local environ-
ment provides some inkling
of what the future may hold.
Exhibit One is the cypress
stumps found along the tran-
sect line. at the buffer pre-
"Everything that is salt-
water today was fresh water
not that many years ago,"
Platt said, likely as recently

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A multi-year study of lands at the St. Joseph State Buffer Preserve is aimed at getting a handle on
the impacts of sea level rise on coastal communities. If left unabated, scientists predict the preserve,
as well as Cape San Bias and the St. Joseph Peninsula, could be underwater in 50-100 years.

as 100 years ago.
"That's the rate of change
I think we are dealing with
today," Platt said.
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Dr. Bill Platt's transect line, marked by posts and flags throughout the buffer preserve, travels
from St. Joseph Bay to the pine woods uplands (above) to Money Bayou (top). The transect covers
nearly four kilometers and includes stations for examining plant and animal life in transition areas.

have killed pine trees. Dead
sawgrass is a result of salt-
water intrusion.
The transect line carved
through the buffer preserve is
aimed at examining what are
known as -eco-tones, transi-
tion areas between eco-sys-
tems with irregular boundar-
ies and inhabited by species
of plants and animals found
in both the surrounding eco-

systems, as well as species
which have adapted to the
transition of the eco-tones.
"Those species would be
most vulnerable to changes
in climate," Platt explained.
Where the transect lines
pass over eco-tone areas,
10x10 foot plots will be erect-
ed to monitor vegetation over
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Controlled burning, the effects of which can be in this upland stretch of the St. Joseph State Buffer
Preserve, is one tool scientists can use to aid in the stabilization and restoration of coastal habitats
impacted by sea level rise. The sooner we begin to address global climate change, scientists say, the
sooner the impacts of sea level rise could be slowed.


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in the national charts. This gained him much notoriety in the music industry including a BMI
Award for Outstanding Performance of his recording of the song "The Great Pretender." This
was one of only 13 awards given that year. Lamar still writes and sings as ever.

Lamar followed his debut release in Europe of "I Can't Help Myself When it Comes
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prologue to the symphony.
"We can assume that if
we eliminate 90 percent of
life it will not come roaring
back. We may be unable to
preserve things before it is
all over. This is a frightening

that will make a difference?
The answer I give is a re-
sounding yes. "These are eth-
ical questions that need to be
considered and their conse-
quences understood. All our
science would be for naught

By documenting, over a
period of years, how those
changes impact species found
in these transition areas,
Platt hopes to gain a handle
on how life will change with
the climate.
Regardless of what he
finds, Platt said the evidence
of global climate change is
too real and the potential
devastation too frightening to
Global weather patterns
are already impacted. El
Nino, characterized by dra-
matic temperature changes
in the Pacific Ocean, is now
more or less a permanent
condition, Platt noted, a key
reason many hurricane ex-
perts believe we are now en-
tering a prolonged period of
active hurricane seasons,
with more intense hurri-
Additionally, those hur-
ricanes, due to the changing
weather patterns associated
with El Nino, will track more
easterly Florida may have
received a preview of years
to come with four hurricanes
swatting the state in 2004.
Wetter winters will re-
sult, leading to the build-up
of fuel on forest floors and
fewer, but more intense, wild-
fires caused by lightning. In-
creased flooding and erosion
will become a fact of life.
"It's looking more and
more like this is happening,"
Platt said. "These things will
happen and it will have an
impact on the environment
that could be major."
Scientists predict that
at the current rate, by 2100
some 90 percent of all life
forms on Earth will be-
come extinct, with 25,000 to
50,000 species disappearing
annually, including insects
and microorganisms.
And as Platt noted, in
previous mass extinctions in
history, biodiversity did not
return for a period of years
- as in millions of years.
"We have no environ-
ment that anyone has looked
at that has not had changes,"
Platt said. "This is an unfin-
ished symphony. This is only
the beginning. This is the

The political will to take
action is hampered, Platt
said, by geography.
"We will see the effects
before the rest of the country
will," Platt said. "The rest of
the country does not see this
as their problem. That's one
of our biggest problems."
Given the factors at
work, the injection of hu-
mans into the equation, Platt
said, hinders how scientists
and elected officials move
forward. There are no prec-
edents, rendering predictions
akin to trying to hit a bull's"
eye with a' needle from a mile
"On what questions
should we focus our science?"
Platt wondered. "That's very
important. We have to do it
and we have to decide what
the most important ques-
tions are."
And they are questions
as much of ethics as of sci-
"We have to start from
this ethical standpoint and
think about this first," Platt
stated. "Can we do anything

if these ethical issues are not
addressed at the same time.
"Nobody knows how it's
accelerating yet. That is the
crux of the problem. The
models are all bad. That's
how I'd look at it. The idea of
worrying about the details of
the models is not worth the
time. We are going to lose
land. We are going to lose
There is a silver lining,
Platt said, and it begins with
education. If folks are edu-
cated, they will care. There is
still a chance to slow things
down, to save available eco-
systems, but changing atti-
tudes, and learning to man-
age and not just preserve, is
a critical first step..
"We expect to see chang-
es in just a few years," Platt
said. "Even if global warming
stopped today there would be
impacts.seen for years due to
what has already happened.
"We have to get out of
the mode of simply preserv-
ing because the dynamics
are so quickly changing. We
have to manage to slow this

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Smokeless tobacco use is
widespread, especially among
young men.
More than 5% of Ameri-
can males use snuff or chew
products daily.
In Florida, more than
145, 0000 people are regular
smokeless users.
Smokeless tobacco use
leads to oral cancer, other
cancers, and heart disease.
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smokeless tobacco can cause
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nicotine addiction.
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Established 7937 Serying Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years

Commissioners Make No Friends at the Library

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
The Friends of the Library
Building Committee listened
intently last Wednesday to a
tape recording of the county
commission special meeting
held two days before, and
they were not happy with
what they heard.
On tape, the'commission
chastised the Building Com-
mittee for its failure to trans-
fer a payment of $21,715.08
over to County Clerk Becky
Norris in a timely manner.
The payment was for
the building of the Alfred I.
DuPont Florida History and
Genealogy Room addition
to the Gulf County Library,
which will house documents
and historical relics from the
Though the Building
Committee raised $167,000
for the addition, the county

has legally contracted with
Fisher Construction Co.,
Inc., and -oversees all pay-
ment dispersals.
On Monday morning,
commissioners Billy Traylor
and Carmen McLemore not-
ed that Fisher had still not
received payment 15 days
after the company's first pay
request was filed with the
Clerk's office.
"We got people out here
that work, work hard out in
that sun and when they do
a phase, they deserve to get
paid," said Traylor.
Gulf County Building In-
spector Brad Bailey's report
that the Building Commit-
tee's treasurer, Bob Faliski,
had planned to withhold 10
percent from the payment
also elicited strong reactions
from commission members.
Bailey noted that the
Building Committee's speci-

fications book contained a
provision for this withhold-
ing, but that the county's
contract with Fisher did not.
Bailey said that 10 per-
cent should be held out at the
final payment, adding that it
was his "understanding that
you don't hold 10 percent out
of every phase of it."
Failing to acknowledge
the Building Committee by
name, Traylor directed his
scorn in the general direction
of the library.
"I don't know if I'1 ever
be under contract.with the
library doing any thing after
today," he said, adding that
the county was "caught be-
tween" the library and the
"This is a good lesson
learned today, guys. We don't
get into this third party af-
filiation," added McLemore,
who expressed his concern

that Faliski "had a problem
paying the 10 percent."
At the close of the meet-
ing, the commissioners
moved to require the Build-
ing Committee to turn over
the payment by the close of
the day.
That day, Faliski pre-
sented a check to the Clerk's
office. ,
At the Building Commit-
tee meeting, Faliski contend-
ed that he had not received a
copy of the pay request until
June 16.
Addressing the issue of
the 10 percent withholding,
Faliski read Part 12 in the
specs book, which allows for
a 10 percent payment with-
holding after each building
Bailey, a committee
member, reemphasized that
the county's contract with
the builder did not contain

the same language.
"The 10 percent is wrong,
I'1 stick by that," he said.
After discussing their op-
tions, the committee rejected
commissioner Nathan Peters,
Jr.'s written request that they
pay the county the full award
amount ($158,971.29) to
prevent payment delays from
occurring in the future.
A second scenario re-
ceived unanimous approval.
The Building Department
would fax the library a copy
of the pay request as soon
as they received it. Upon re-
ceipt of the fax, Faliski would
withdraw the funds and de-
liver payment to the Clerk of
the Court, who would put the
payment in a line item for the
board's approval.
The committee agreed to
send a copy of their resolu-,
tion to the county commis-

It was a sensible resolu-
tion to the problem, but Fal-
iski expressed some lingering
Faliski argued that the
Building Committee was not
notified of Fisher's complaint
and was not given the oppor-
tunity to defend the library's
name at the special meeting.
Faliski added that the
"Friends organization has ex-
isted since 1985, and have
never suffered such an at-
tack on their credibility.
Traylor's comments were
of particular 'concern.
"What bothers me on
that tape is 'Ill never do this
again with the library,"' said
Faliski. "They're defaming
the name of the Friends of
the Library and I think that
shouldn't stand."

Ten Tips to Cut Back the Fat from the Mayo Clinic

Weight-loss fads come
and go. But no matter what
you hear, limiting fat in your
diet, particularly saturated
fat and trans fat is one
of the most important diet
changes most Americans can
make for optimum health.
The June issue of the
Mayo Clinic Health Letter of-
fers 10 tips to help cut back
on fat:
1. Cool it chill soups,
gravies and stews, then skim
off the fat that floats to the

2. Buy skim Skim milk
may taste thinner at first,
but if you use it regularly,
your tastes should adapt. Try
other dairy products such as
fat-free yogurt, reduced-fat
or fat-free cheeses and low-
fat or fat-free sour cream and
cream cheese.
3. Cook smart Limit
using oils or butter for fry-
ing. Instead saute or stir-fry
foods in a small amount of
vegetable broth or cooking

wine. Try baking, broiling,
steaming, poaching or grill-
ing instead of frying.
4. No yolk With eggs,
it's the yolk that contains vir-
tually all of the fat and cho-
lesterol. Try using egg sub-
stitutes. Or, in most recipes,
you can use two egg whites
instead of one whole egg.
5. Cut butter and marga-
rine Use apple, pumpkin or
other fruit butters on breads
instead. Try fat-free, butter-
flavored spreads or sprin-

'kles. For baking, substitute
unsweetened applesauce,
prune puree or a commercial
baking substitute for half of
the butter, shortening or oil
in your recipe.
6. Top it off- Use fat-free
salad dressing to add zip to
salads and sandwiches. ,Top
bagels with fat-free cream
7. Bean protein For
a meal or-two a week, use
beans and legumes instead

of meat in a salad, soup or as
the main dish.
8. Lean on meat Use ex-
tra-lean ground beef, ground
chicken or ground turkey.
Instead of bacon, use Cana-
dian bacon or prosciutto, a
lean Italian ham. Buy beef
labeled "select" instead of
"choice" or "prime." Trim all
fat from meat cuts and re-
move chicken skin before or
after cooking.
9. Meat substitutes

- Meatless products, such
as imitation hot dogs, ba-
con, burgers and sausage
are available in many grocery
stores. They often contain
less fat especially saturated
fat than is contained in an
equivalent portion of meat.
10. Room for dessert -
Use fat-free ice cream, frozen
yogurt, sherbet or sorbet and
top with berries or fat-free
nondairy whipped topping.

Garbage Pick-up Schedule

The City of Port St. Joe's
garbage pick-up schedule for
the week of July 4-8 will be
as follows:
Monday, July 4 garbage
pick-up will move to Tues-
day, July 5. This includes
North Port St. Joe, Garrison
Avenue and Marvin Avenue
to 22nd Street; all.circles off
Garrison and side streets;
and 2nd, 3rd and 4th Streets

between Woodward and Long return as usual for all resi-
Tuesday, July 5 garbage dential routes. Please have.
service will move to Wednes- carts curbside the night be-
day, July 6. This includes
South Port St. Joe from Cecil fore pick-up.
Costin Boulevard, Woodward The commercial garbage
to Highway' 98, Long Avenue
to Ward Ridge, Elementary pick-up will be scheduled
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Tourism Unthwarted by Shark Attacks

By Anthony Cormier
News Herald Writer
Is there a rogue shark
prowling the. gulf with a hun-
ger for humans?
Not likely.
Researchers believe two
shark attacks off Panhandle
beaches are nothing more
than a tragic coincidence.
That assessment coupled
with studies that indicate
people are more likely to be
struck by lightning than at-
tacked by a shark should
prove a relief to Panhandle
tourism officials preparing for

the Fourth of July holiday.
"Sharks have been in
those waters for millions of
years," said George Burgess,
curator for the University of
Florida's International Shark
Attack File (ISAF). "And the
fact of the matter is, there are
sharks in the waters off the
'Panhandle. I think (the at-
tacks are a coincidence)."
Gulf County authorities
closed beaches there. for at
least 24 hours following Mon-
day's attack on a 16-year-old
who was fishing near Cape
San Bias. Craig Hutto of Leb-

anon, Tenn., suffered serious
injuries when he was attacked
about 60 yards offshore.
In a similar move, Walton
County officials closed their
beaches for a day following
a fatal bull shark attack, on
Saturday afternoon. Accord-
ing to an autopsy report,
'Jamie Marie Daigle, 14, was
bitten at least five times while
on a boogie board 'off Mira-
mar Beach.
Dr. Erich Ritter, a shark
behavior expert from the New
Jersey-based Global Shark
Attack File, told reporters on

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Wewahitchka's Fourth of
July Celebration will begin
at 5 p.m. CT in T.L. James
Park with children's activities
to include a duck pond relay
race, three-legged race and
wheel barrow race. Prizes
and ribbons will be awarded
for each competition.
Other activities will
include face painting, a
greasy pole climbing competi-
tion and a- watermelon walk.
Cash prizes will be awarded.
Concessions will be provid-
ed by the Dixie Youth Little
League. A spectacular fire
works show will begin at dark
with a live band and dancing
after the fireworks.

Take a short drive from
Port St. Joe up Highway 71
on Saturday to Fisherman's
Landing and RV Park in
Howard Creek. Hotdogs and
hamburgers will be served for
as long as they last beginning
at 4 p.m. CT.
All the way from Nashville,
Tenn., Lamar Morris, Joel
Hattaway and Easy Company
will perform live beginning at
7 p.m. CT.
At 4 p.m. on Sunday,
country music performers
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A parade will begin at 6 p.m.
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at 7 a.m. CT. The races will
begin at the comer of 15th
Street and Highway 98 with
registration prior to the race
on site. Cash prizes will be
awarded for winners. At 9
a.m. CT, the canal will be
transformed into a young
anglers' paradise for the Kids
Fishing Tournament. Bait
and drinks will be provided.
Trophies will be given for the
longest fish caught and all
anglers will receive a partici-
pation award. At noon, a DJ
will be playing the oldies but
goodies at the El Governor
until dark. The "Best Blast on
the Beach" will begin at dark
with fireworks being shot off
the Mexico Beach pier.
Please note that the
pier will be closed all day on
Monday in order, to prepare
for the show. The beach from
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Monday that Daigle was like-
ly attacked because she was
in the way of a shark chas-
ing fish in the Gulf of Mexico.
Ritter said the shark likely
thought of the teenager as
"competition" something
in the way of its meal.
Monday's attack differed
slightly, according to Burgess.
In that instance, the shark
was likely provoked by bait
Hutto and others were using
while fishing. Researchers at
ISAF classify attacks as "pro-
voked" and "unprovoked."
Last year, there were 12
shark attacks in the waters
off Florida -- a significant dip
in the average between 2000
and 2003. While the proxim-
ity of the recent attacks is
startling, authorities have no
plans to increase monitoring
efforts in Bay County.
Tourism officials in Gulf
County are taking a differ-
ent approach. Paula Ramsey-
Pickett, director of the Tour-
ism Development Council,
said her office planned to dis-

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ness and prevention infor-
mation through the deputies
patrolling the beach and local
vacation rental agencies.
Bob Warren, execu-
tive director of Bay County's
Tourism Development Coun-
cil, -said officials have made
no decisions to change plans
for the holiday weekend. War-
ren said shark data shows a
,single fatality in Bay County's
history and he expects visi-
tors' perception of the area to

remain unchanged.
"If they perceive it as a
dangerous place it. is prob-
ably because the media will
make it that way," Warren
said. "This is sensationalism.
It's unfortunate, you grieve
for the families anytime this
takes place. ... Look, there
has been one shark-related
fatality in our 122-year histo-
ry. Look at the statistics, we
certainly don't want to alarm
our visitors that there are any

Upon The Gulf County Sheriff's Office reopening the beaches, following
Monday's shark attack. .
The Gulf County Tourist Development Council is urging swimmers to exer-
cise caution and to stay near the shore since sharks tend to be in deeper, warmer
waters. Attacks are more likely to occur between sandbars where sharks feed
and can become trapped at low tide. Swimmers should also avoid swimming
near schools of baitfish, which may attract sharks.
"While realizing the risk of a shark attack is very small, the National atten-
tion the media has focused on Walton and Gulf County has many visitors and
residents alike fearful, states TDC Director Paula Ramsey Pickett. "We are edu-
cating our beach users on how to reduce risk of a shark encounter." The TDC has
prepared pamphlets have been passed out to beach goers through local vaca-
tion rental companies and The Sheriff's Department. In ocder to reduce having
an interaction with a shark the TDC recommends following the advice prepared
by George H. Burgess, International Shark Attack File, University of Florida. For
example, you may reduce your risk by always staying in a group, shark are more
likely to attack a solitary individual, wearing shiny jewelry is discouraged be-
cause the reflected light resembles the sheen of fish, and exercise caution when
occupying the area between sandbars or near steep dropoffs...these are favorite
hangouts for sharks.
A shark attack is a potential danger that must be acknowledged by anyone
that enters the gulf, but it should be kept in perspective. Bees, wasps and snakes
are responsible for far mpre fatalities each year. In the United States the annual
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Jack and Ursula Reynolds inside their St. Joe Beach Home. The couple moved to the area in
December 1989, after Jack Reynolds accepted a job as a weather forecaster in Apalachicola.

retaliated by throwing pitch-
forks and sometimes they
caught a break Ursula's
schoolmates liberated train
cars of coal as she waited in
the grass, gathering it in bas-
In a city where no one
had enough, Ursula's fam-
.ily was lucky. They lived by
the water and therein gained
Wealthy East Germans
often knocked' at the door,
offering gold and silver in ex-
change for fish.
As Ursula's mother, An-
gela, cared for her family,
her father, Walter Kohler;
and uncles Willy and Erich
withstood the daily tortures&
of a German concentration
Walter Kohler, who laid
communications lines for
German soldiers, was caught
picking up Russian families
in his military vehicle.
Kohler had felt sorry for
the starving Russians, but
is' captors possessed no
such compassion.
The Nazi officers drowned
the Russian families ir a
mine and asked Kohler and
another soldier to flip a coin.
When the .second soldier lost
the toss, the officers shot him
in the head.
Kohler's truck was set-
on fire and he was taken to a
concentration camp. Inside,
an officer asked him what
his role had been in the mili-
tary. Answering that he had
been a cook, Kohler was as-
signed to the kitchen, where
he skimmed the broth off the
top of soup and maintained a
healthy weight.
Kohler's brothers were

not so lucky. "He got fat
while his two brothers looked
like toothpicks," remembered
Ursula's family did not
know the fate of their father
and uncles, and Kohler and
his brothers were unaware of
each other's presence in the
After three -years in-
side, Walter, Willy and Erich
Kohler came home within two
weeks of one another.
Reunited, the brothers
formed a three-piece band
and Ursula and her siblings
jitterbugged while their fa-
ther played.
"It was a fun time," re-
membered Ursula. "Everyone
was back together."
Everywhere is Home
When Jack married the
German-born Ursula, the
Security Service revoked his
cryptographic clearance.
"They kicked me out be-
cause of her," laughed Reyn-
olds, who opted not to regain
clearance after Ursula com-
pleted the three-year citizen-
ship process.
After their marriage, the
couple came to the U.S., and
Reynolds was stationed in
Air Force bases in Massa-
chusetts, Illinois, Arkansas,
England, and New Jersey.
Ursula got a good look at
her new homeland. "I dragged
her all over the place," said
A low maintenance wom-
an game for any adventure,
Ursula enjoyed seeing new
places and meeting other
military wives, whose cultur-
al differences fascinated her.
The couple made a home
wherever they went. "The only

difference is the outside,"
said Ursula. "You bring, the
same stuff with you wherever
you go."
The Reynolds' children,
Angela and John, who would
follow his father's footsteps
by entering the Air Force,
went to school in England,
New Jersey and Maine.
After 14 years in the Air
Force, Jack Reynolds retired,
a decision prompted largely
by his concern for his globe-
trotting family.
"I got out of the service
because I thought I was drag-
ging the kids around," said
Jack, adding: "When I got
out, they said, That's how
we thought it was supposed
to be.'"
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Out of the military, Reyn-
olds completed the training
he'd first begun years ear-
lier in weather forecasting,
spending eight hours a day
studying all things weather-
"I was getting good at it,
too," noted Ursula. "I knew
all the clouds' names."
While the head of a
weather station in Huron,
South Dakota, Reynolds con-
templated a transfer t6 a less
frigid climate, and asked the
like-minded Ursula what she
wanted out of life.
Her answer: "Water, pine
Interpreting his *wife's
response to mean. Florida,
Jack 'requested a transfer,
and moved to St. Joe Beach
in December 1989, where he
commuted to his job at the
now-defunct Apalachicola
weather station.
Reynolds retired in 1995,

after six years tracking hur-
ricanes and making friends
with Apalachicola fishermen
who shared his interest in
the weather.
"He loved the weather,"
said Ursula, glancing at her
husband. "The worse the
weather, the more he liked
A Witness to the Wall
In 1990, Ursula's visit to
her home country coincid-
ed with the end of the Cold
Accompanied by her sis-
ter and a friend, Ursula trav-
eled to East Berlin, which
had been largely closed to the
West since the building of the
Berlin Wall in August 1961.
When Ursula came to
the heavily graffitied western
side of the wall, she found
several people clamoring for
Approaching a person
chipping away at the wall,
Ursula held open a plastic
bag and caught a collection
of priceless fragments.
In East Berlin, ;Ursula
,saw the remains of a once
great city that had endured
over half a century of stagna-
tion, one that still bore the
scars of the Second World
Houses lied in ruins,
churches were boarded up
and shops stood empty.
The East Berliners she
encountered blended in with

the drab landscape. "Every-
one was dressed in black,
gray or green," remembered
Ursula. "You didn't see any
Though Ursula reunited
with some of her relatives,
the visit to East Berlin was a
sobering one.
"We were very depressed
coming out of there," she re-
Even though the Berlin
Wall had crumbled, Ursula
and her companions still en-

countered the unpleasant
stares of the East German
police, and were turned away
at one check station when
they sought entrance back
into West Berlin.
The travelers were finally
waved through Checkpoint
Charlie, and left East Berlin
Home at Last
In Port St. Joe, Jack and
Ursula Reynolds enjoy a re-
laxing retirement.
They are active in the
VFW Post, where Ursula is
a former Women's Auxiliary
president and an enthusias-

*. -" -- _. tic flag waver.
S j"2;gJack is, according to Ur-
sula, still her boyfriend, and
she has no regrets in leav-
.. ... ._ .....>." ing Germany to follow him
H around the world.
.AThe American in citizen-

ship and in spirit has found
the place she wants to be.
S---- "I just love it here," said

----Li rsula, standing on her deck
S -. -at St. Joe Beach.
"'Now when I go back to
~ Germaat, it's beautiful to see
,all the .Jhings. but I'm excited
Ursula Reynolds passed from East to West Berlin through
Checkpoint Charlie, a former Allied guardhouse that was removed when I come home. This is
in 1990 and is now housed inside in an Allied museum. my home."



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Cape San Bias Hosts MDA Summer Camp

By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
They ate snow cones and
cotton candy.
They hurled tennis balls
at the dunk tank that held
their camp counselors.
For a time, they were as
children in an environment
where their muscle-depleting
disease was the norm, not
the exception.
Cape San Bias hosted 25
campers and about 35 coun-
selors last week during the
annual MDA summer camp.
Among several other ac-
tivities and entertainment
throughout their stay last
week at William J. Rish State
Park, campers enjoyed a car-
nival in the facility parking
A slip-n-slide, dunk tank,
jumping castle and miniature
golf, things often enjoyed by
normally developing chil-
dren, were available for chil-
dren afflicted with muscular
Alexandra Boehm, a
student at Plant City High
School just outside of Tampa
returned for a second year
to offer her assistance at the
As a camp counselor,
Boehm said it was hard to
put into words the experienc-
es she had during the course
of the week.
"These kids are so inspir-
ing," Boehm said. "It makes
you "appreciate your own
Boehm's camper and
charge for the week, Martina,
she said, "is the Energizer
"We've never been inside
our cabin for very long this
week," Boehm said.
Bob Weiner began as a
MDA summer camp coun-
selor when he was in high
school as part of a manda-
tory service requirement.
Having bee- -'olved
w-iji MDA summer camps for
nearly 25 years now, Weiner
calls himself a "lifer."
",The, kids captured- my
heart," Weiner said.
As an edticat6r ahd head
football' coach at Plant City
High School, Weiner cur-
rently recruits counselors for
four camps across the state
of Florida.
Of the campers, Weiner
said, "These kids give us so
much more than we can ever
give them."
Campers and counselors
had an endless number of

activities in which to partici-
pate throughout the week.
Local law enforcement
and a kayak outfitter visited
the park to offer campers and
counselors an opportunity to
explore local waters.
During their first day
on Cape San Blas, the Gulf
County Sheriff's Department
hauled their patrol boats to
the Cape and gave boat rides
across the pristine Gulf wa-
On Tuesday, Dan VanV-
leet of Happy Ours Canoe and
Kayak Outpost on Cape San
Blas outfitted campers with
kayaks and paddles, prdvid-
ing solitary mobility for many
children restricted to lives in
Christy Parzik, in her
first year as camp coordina-
tor, organized several daily
and evening activities.
A camp challenge, con-
sisting of stations set up
across the fully handicap ac-
cessible camp, offered brain

styling of an authentic luau.
The grand finale on their
final night at camp consisted
of a Hollywood-styled presen-
tation of camp awards and a
Parzik recounted one
child who joined MDA only a
week prior in order to attend
the summer camp.
When he arrived, the
child was a bit apprehensive.
After a few days of inter-
acting with other campers,
Parzik said the child main-
tained a perpetual smile on
his face.
MDA District Director
Lisa Paulson said these sum-
mer camps are the premier
event of the year for so many
"They get to let down
their hair in an environment
especially tailored to their
needs," Paulson said. "The
confidence and friendships
kids gain in this week are
precious gifts."
In its twentieth year at

lored to their specific needs. 90 weeklong sessions. Last health agency dedicated to
At no charge to families, year, more than 4,500 volun- finding treatments and cures
the MDA summer camp pro- teers made the camps and all for more than 40 neuromus-
gram serves more than 4,300 their services possible. cular diseases affecting more
campers nationwide in some MDA is a voluntary than a million Americans.
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teasers and a scavenger hunt
in which both camper and
counselors participated.
*Campers also enjoyed an
evening complete with hula
dancing and the traditional

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A Walk in the Woods

Pictures and story
by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Brush up on your Latin
before you take a walk
through the woods with a
group of botanists.
A handful of experts and
nature lovers came together
last Saturday to take a tour
of the rare plants found at
the St. Joseph Bay State
Buffer Preserve on Cape San
In addition to providing
a glimpse into the diversity
which can be found at the
buffer preserve, the tour also
highlighted the effects of con-
trolled burning, which have
rid the preserve of consider-
able forest vegetation fuel
for wildfires and helped
bring to life a flowering of
state and federally endan-
gered and threatened species
of plants.
On the buffer preserve,
for example, there can be
found the only publicly-
owned protected populations
of Chapman's rhododendron,
more strikingly seen in early

spring and .:.:ai:nnal', in the tall, as well as. th. pine-

A patch of Verbesina chapmanii, or Chapman's crownbeard.

This long-leaf pine stump dates to the 1600's and shows,
within its rings, the scars from previous wildfires on the land which
is now the state buffer preserve.

woods aster and the telephus
All of which have more
flowerv Latin narnmes. which
tumbled off the lips of the
gathered Saturday like dew
from a petal of wiregrass
gentian, or Gentiana pen-
"We have counted 600
species of plants on 5,000
acres," said Jean Huffman,
manager of the lands at the
buffer preserve. "It's incred-
ibly diverse."
And becoming more so
by the week with the con-
trolled burning which typi-
cally takes place in the
spring, usually February and
May, depending on weather
conditions and the moisture
in the land.
Saturday's tour includ-
ed trips to sites of some
of the 16 plants identified
as endangered or threatened
under federal or state guide-
The white meadowbeau-
ty, the Chapman's crown-
beauty and tropical waxweed
- for which the buffer pre-
serve serves as host to one
of the few publicly protect-
ed populations were all in
flower and easily identifiable
amidst the pines and oaks of
the preserve.
. And with each sighting,
the scrambling for pictures,
for an up close examination,
brought renewed enthusi-
asm' to the gathered plant
The buffer preserve is.
open to hiking from dawn to
dusk. The. Preserve Center is
located on C-30, a few miles
north of Simmons Bayou.

A field of white topped sedge marks the border line between ecosystems carved out through
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OHV Trail System at Tate's Hell f< : -U

Florida Agriculture and
Consumer Services Commis-
sioner Charles H. Bronson is
announcing the opening of
the first "off-highway vehi-
cle" or OHV trail system cre-
ated under the new T. Mark
Schmidt OHV Safety and
Recreation Act. The trail will
be open for riders in Tate's
Hell State Forest beginning
July 1.
A ribbon-cutting ceremo-
ny is being held at 10 a.m.
in the state forest and will
be attended by representa-
tives of both Franklin County
and the Florida Department
of Agriculture and Consumer
Services. The public is also
"Florida has had a tre-
mendous growth in the rec-
reational use of all-terrain
vehicles (ATVs) and off-high-
way motorcycles (OHMs), but
few places are available to
legally ride on public lands,"
Bronson said. "This is the
first of several OHV riding
sites that the state will assist
in opening to the public over
the next several years."
The OHV Trail System
in Tate's Hell State Forest
will give ATV and OHM users

an opportunity to ride their
vehicles on more than 150
miles of designated trails on
existing forest roads. While
riding the trails, forest us-
ers can expect to see vari-
ous ecosystems including
cypress swamps, blackwater
creeks and pine flatwoods. It
is hoped that the availability
of this and future trails will
cut down on ATV and other
vehicle use in underdesig-
nated areas, which results in
damage to the ecosystem.
"The primary purpose
of the Tate's Hell OHV Trail
System is to give the public
an opportunity to explore
the forest with an alternative
to driving a car or a truck,"
Bronson said. "The key to the
success of this trail site, as
with future sites, depends on
how responsible the users
are in riding on these trails."
The T. Mark Schmidt
OHV Safety and Recreation
Act requires eath ATV and
OHM to purchase a title,
similar to those required by
car buyers, prior to riding on
any public lands that have a
designated area for OHV rid-
ing. The titles are available
through the Florida Depart-

ment of Highway and Motor
Vehicles at any county tag
office. The law provides that
the title fees be used to devel-
op the OHV trails. To ride on
the new Tate's Hell OHV Trail
System, each ATV or OHM
owner will also have to pur-
chase an annual permit at a
cost of $50 per year (permits
are prorated for each quarter
of the fiscal year.) Permits are
valid for riding at either the
Tate's Hell OHV Trail System
or the Croom Motorcycle Area
at the Withlacoochee State
Forest in Brooksville.
Permits will be sold at
the Carrabelle State Forest
Headquarters. Applicants are
asked to bring a copy of their
proof of title wifh their ATV or
OHM. All OHVs are required
to have working exhaust sys-
tems and USDA approved
spark arrestors. Sound levels
will be limited to 96 decibels
on Tate's Hell State Forest.
For more information on
the Tate's Hell OHV Trail Sys-
tem and Florida's OHV Safety
and Recreation Program, call
(850) 697-3734 or visit the
Division of Forestry web site
at www.fl-dof.com.

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The First Friday Art Se-
ries at the Port Inn will host
photographer Dana Palmer
and her exhibit, "A Child's
Eye" this Friday, July 1.
Of her new collection of
vintage photography and re-
flective thought on family,
.Palmer says, "I am honored
to have been. invited by the
Gulf Alliance for Local Arts to
exhibit during the month of
The opening reception
will be Friday, July 1, from

5-8 p.m. ET at The Port Inn
in Port St. Joe. The event is
open to all visitors and resi-
Palmer will be showing a
new body of work entitled, "A
Child's Eye." Its photojour-
nalistic perspective speaks to
family and the slower, sweet-
er times Palmer recalls from
childhood in the 50s, 60s
and 70s.
Also on exhibit will be a
revisit from Palmer's last col-
lection entitled, "The Forgot-

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Palmer wished to thank
The Port Fine Wine and Spir-
its for sponsoring the event,
The Port Inn and Coastal)
Community Bank for hosting
the event, which will feature
jazz music by "Swing Set,"
and the Gulf Alliance for the
Local Arts and others work-
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for an Art driven commu-

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Tutankhamun Exhibit at
Mary Brogan Museum
Tutankhamun: "Wonder-
ful Things" from the Phar-
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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

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senior citizens and military
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two and under enter free.
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directly behind the capitol
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Show and Sale
The Visual Arts Center of
Northwest Florida will host
the fourth annual Panama
City Artists' Show and Sale
beginning July 2 through the
A "Meet the Artists" re-
ception will be held on Fri-
day, July 1 from 6 to 8 p.m.
The general public is invited
to attend. Admission is free
and refreshments will be
The exhibit will be on
display in The Main, Higby
and Hallway Galleries.
Gallery hours are Mon-
day, Wednesday and Friday
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tues-
day and Thursday from 10
a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday,
from 1 to 5 p.m. All times are
CDT. The Visual Arts Center
of Northwest Florida is closed
on Sunday.
Florida Museum Adds
Exotic Orchids to
Butterfly Rainforest
The Florida Museum of
Natural History is diversify-
ing its Butterfly Rainforest
exhibit by adding more than
30 exotic species of orchids,
most of all which are from
around the world.
The Butterfly Rainforest
contains more than 2,000
tropical and subtropical
plants representing more
than, 300 plant species, in-
cluding nectar flowers to
support hundreds of live but-
"The orchids are being
installed in an attempt to in-
crease biodiversity examples
within the exhibit and add
even more visual appeal for
guests," said Anthony Cam-
erino, the Butterfly Rainfor-
est vivarium horticulturist.
Some of the orchids
guests can now see include
the lady Slipper with repre-
sentatives from both Ameri-
ca, Phragmipedum, and Asia,
Paphiopedilum, and Spider
Orchids, Brassia and Bras-
sidium, from New Zealand
with their elongated green
flowers spotted with dark
brown. Butterfly Orchids,
Oncidium papipalio x Kahili,
Thai Raspeberry, Ascocen-
trum ampullaceum, Brassia
Eternal Wind and' the colorful
Florida Cockleshell Orchid,
Encyclia cochleata, also have
been added.

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2B. The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, June 30, 2005

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, June 30, 2005 3B

Governor Jeb Bush
named Denver Stutler as Sec-
retary of the Department of
Transportation (DOT). Stut-
ler currently serves as Chief
of Staff for the Executive Of-
fice of the Governor. He will
begin his new duties as DOT
Secretary on July 9. Prior to
joining the Governor's office,
Stutler served as chief of staff
for the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection
from 1999 to 2002. Prior to
his work in public service,
Stutler worked for 10 years
at private engineering firms.

"Denver is a true public
servant and has repeatedly
proven his ability to effec-
tively lead and manage some
of our state's most daunting
challenges," Governor Bush
said. "His dedication, experi-
ence and passion will be in-
tegral in continuing the prog-
ress we've made throughout
the state. I know he will be
an exceptional secretary for
this important agency."
The Florida DOT is one
of the largest state agencies
with a $6 billion budget and
more than 7,400 employees.

A Mother's
By Beth Burch more than four years. Her
Lord knows Bay St. Jo- son, Keith Saleh, graduated
seph Care and Rehabilita- from Gulf Coast Community
tion Center has many Moms College LPN class with hon-
in the building. They are ors, earning the Clinical Ex-
each proud of their children, cellence Award. There were
but they just may not be as several nurses from the facil-
proud a mother as there was ity that attended the gradua-
on June 9 as Drema Hess, tion ceremony with the very
LPN and MDS Coordinator. proud Mama Drema. Gradu-
Apparently, nursing bril- atio., gift bags were delivered
liance runs in her gene pool. to each grad courtesy of Bay
Drema has been a valued St. Joe.
employee of Bay St. Joe for Drema has three daugh-

Department of Transportation Secretary
The. department oversees tegic plan for the investment and most advanced eco-sys- months in the Republic of

more than 12,000 miles of
state highway system, 750
aviation facilities, 14 sea-
ports and more than 2,800
miles of railway.
"I am honored Governor
Bush has asked me to take
on this exciting new role,"
Stutler said. "While much
has been accomplished at the
agency I believe there is still
important work to be done.
With the recent passage of
the Growth Management Act,
the department has a unique
opportunity to forge the stra-.

made in Florida's transporta-
tion infrastructure during the
next several years. I believe
every investment in Florida's
transportation system is an
investment in the backbone
of our economy."
While serving as chief
of staff for the Department
of Environmental Protection
Stutler was instrumental in
the operation of the world's
largest land conservation
program, Florida Forever,
and the restoration of the Ev-
erglades, one of the largest

Lake Seminole's East Bank Campground Closes for Renovation

The U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers announces the
temporary closure of, Lake
Seminole's East Bank Camp-
ground to begin at 3 p.m.
EDT, on Sunday, July 10 for

maintenance and upgrades.
The replacement of the
current electrical system is
the primary reason for the
closure. Once this upgrade
is complete, two of the three

loops will be able to offer 50
amp services to our patrons.
The work will take approxi-
mately eight weeks to com-
plete, and East Bank will
reopen at 7 a.m. EDT on



Thursday, September 1.
Primitive camping will
be available at other Corps
campgrounds on Lake Semi-
nole, however no water or
electric. hookups are avail-
able at any of these sites:
Hales Landing will be
open with 14 sites. This $5
per night campground has
a bathhouse with showers,
drinking water, a boat ramp
with courtesy dock and pic-
nic shelter and a park host
on duty.
Neals Landing will also
be open with 11 sites. This
$5 per night campground has
a bathhouse with a shower,
drinking water, boat ramp
and a host on duty.
Faceville Landing has
seven sites. This free camp-
ground has a boat ramp with
courtesy dock, picnic shelter
and one primitive toilet.
While we apologize for
any inconvenience, our goal
is to make improvements that
will better serve the campers
who visit our park.
Please call the Lake Sem-
inole Resource Office at 229-
662-2001, Monday through
Friday, 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
EDT if you have any ques-

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Stutler, born in Ger-
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ters. Trina Thursby, BSN and
Joey Parker, LPN chose to fol-
low their mother's footsteps.
Another daughter, Kellie Gip-,
son, graduated from FSU and
is a Probation Officer.
Congratulations to Dre-
ma for raising such a beau-
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congratulations to Keith and
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Manatee Eyes Could be Window to Health Status

For Florida manatees,
the eyes may have it, say Uni-
versity of Florida researchers
studying whether the mam-
mal's unusually thick tear
film helps protect against
disease and could be used
to gauge the endangered sea
cows' ability to fight stress
from cold water .tempera-
Manatees depend on
both natural and artificial
warm water refuges like those
found near coal-burning
power plants to survive cold
winters. As older coal-burn-
ing power plants are phased
out in the next 10 to 20 years,
researchers fear chronic ex-
posure to cooler waters could
weaken the large herbivores'
immune system, and they
could sicken or even die.

By sampling manatees'
tear film in addition for per-.
forming other standard tests,
scientists think they might
be able to more efficiently
evaluate manatees' immune
system function and better
determine strategies for res-
cue, treatment and rehabili-
The current tear analy-
sis project, believed to be the
first of its kind, builds on
work UF veterinary scientists
published recently in the
journal Veterinary Ophthal-
mology that described the
abundance of blood vessels
found in manatee corneas.
Blood vessels could have a
tendency to move into the
cornea to supply oxygen be-
cause the tear film creates a
barrier so thick that oxygen

in the air can't penetrate it,
said Don Samuelson, Ph.D.,
a professor of ophthalmology
in the Marine Mammal Medi-
cine program at UF's College
of Veterinary Medicine. .
Manatees are believed to
have the thickest tear film of
any sea mammal, and pos-
sibly of any animal, Samu-
elson said. In general, mam-
mals produce tears to protect
against infection, because the
eye itself does not have im-
mune system components.
"Through this protec-
tion against the potential
for infection, the manatee is
able to enter the murky wa-
ters just rich with potential
pathogens," Samuelson said.
"For that reason, we think
this very thick tear film, un-
doubtedly rich with antimi-

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crobial components, serves
to protect in area that could
otherwise be devastating."
Researchers speculate
that tears, which can be
collected without removing
manatees from the water us-
ing a small, soft cotton swab,
may one day be used along
with or instead of blood tests
to assess both health status
and to gauge whether the
mammals were recently ex-
posed to health threats such
as red tide. Ongoing UF stud-
ies are exploring the relation-
ship between tear film and
.blood vessel formation.
"One of the findings of'
our earlier work was that
there is absolutely no pathol-
ogy involved in the formation
of these manatee blood ves-
sels, which in other species
occur predominately because
of trauma or disease," Samu-
elson said. "So the question
is, why do these mammals
have such thick tears that
corneal blood vessels form
naturally, even in the fetus?"
Samuelson collaborated
with Roger Reep, Ph.D., a UF
professor of neurology, and

Jenny Harper, Ph.D., a re-
cent doctoral graduate who
is now an assistant profes-
sor at Coastal Georgia Com-
munity College. Together
they examined 26 eyes from
22 individual manatees and
constructed 3-D images of
the corneas.
"We've completed the
evaluation and mapped the
blood vessels,, so we know
where within the cornea they
are located and how many
there are," Samuelson said.
"Our next goal is to start.ex-
amining the tears and evalu-
ate them with regard to the
whole animal's health sta-
He added that the recent
study clearly documented the
fact that these blood vessels
are present, do not appear
to interfere with manatee vi-
sion and appear to be part of
manatee anatomy beginning
in the embryo.
"With that in mind, we
are examining the tears to
see exactly what they consist
of, particularly with regard to
anti-infectious component,"
Samuelson said. "This may

eventually be an opportuni-
ty to examine an individual
manatee's state of health
with regard to their immune
system by analyzing their
Tear analysis is being
used in human ophthalmol-
ogy and is in its early stages
in veterinary medicine.
Kendall Harr, D.V.M.,
assistant director.of UF's Ma-
rine Mammal Medicine pro-
gram, is collaborating with
Samuelson on a large federal
Fish and Wildlife Service re-
search initiative to assess the
immune function of mana-
tees at Homosassa Springs
State Park. She is coordinat-
ing sample and data collec-
tion for the UF veterinary col-
lege as part of the project.
"We suspect the mana-
tee's thick, mucusy tear film
likely contains proteins, such
as antibodies, that would
prevent bacteria and other
pathogens from causing dis-
ease," Harr said. "We are cur-
rently developing qualitative
assays to measure antibod-
ies in blood as well as in tear
film and milk."



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Apalachicola 800 784-1342
Cape San Bias 866 654-0999
Carrabelle 800 613-5962
Eastpoint. 800 409-3204
Mexico Beach 866 692-3224
Simmons Bayou 877 929-8001
St. George Island 800 525-4793
St. Joe Beach 800 411-3717
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6" Asenue D. Apalachicola
Directions: from the Anchor office in
Apalachicola travel south on Hwy. 98,
turn right on Fifth Street. Home is on the
comer of Fifth Street and Avenue D.
Rare historic architecture in home built in
1846. Beautiful wood floors, 10 foot ceil-
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Call Gordon Addins 850 899-1456.

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'Directions: from Apalachicola Anchor
'Office tuasel west on Hwy. 98 to C-30A.
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Bar, townhouse on the left.
Corner unit, Gulf Front Townhouse in 12
unit community. Just steps from pool and
wide, white sand beach. Kitchen remodeled
and new tile floor. Ready to move in or
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Blas office take the first left on to Antiqua Dictions: traveling west on Hwy. 98, travel west on Hy. 98. Turn right on
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sunsets! MLS#106149. the gulf. MLS#105484. windows, heat pump. Cottage on adjacent
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By Keith L. Jones, CPA
Start Small Not sure
where to start? Try saving
10 percent of your monthly
income, but don't let that
amount scare you away. If 10
percent is not doable, figure
out how much you can afford
to save each month and reg-
ularly put away that amount.
Consistency is what counts!

Contribute to Your Re-
tirement Plan If you have
a 401(k) plan at work, you
should contribute at least
as much as your company
matches-and more if you
can. Not taking advantage of
this opportunity is equivalent
to passing up free money. If
your company doesn't of-
fer a 401 (k) plan or if you've
maxed-out on your annual
contribution, open an indi-
vidual retirement account
(IRA) or a Roth IRA and con-
tribute to it regularly.
Save Through Payroll
Deduction Plans A great
way to save is to have your
company deduct money from
your paycheck to go directly
to a savings account or into
U.S. Savings Bonds. Re-
member, what you don't see,
you can't spend. While you're
at it, see if you can get your
employer to electronically de-
posit your paycheck to your

bank account. This can help
you avoid the temptation
to deposit only part of your
check-and succumb to im-
pulse buying with the rest of
Set Up an Automatic
Investment Plan mutual
fund companies will arrange
to deduct $50 or more from
your bank account each
month and deposit it into a
mutual fund account. With
this systematic approach,
sometimes called dollar cost
averaging, you buy more
shares when prices are low
and fewer shares when pric-
es rise. The net result is that
your total investment cost is
averaged over time.
'Round Up' Your Mort-
gage You can build up eq-
uity in your home faster and
save -thousands of dollars in
interest simply by "round-
ing" up your mortgage pay-
ment. Consider increasing


what you pay to the nearest
hundred or just send an ex-
tra $50 or $100 each month.
Your lender applies the ex-
tra payment directly to your
principal. There is no need
to contact your lender or to
commit to a specific amount.
Bank Your Raises -
When you get a raise, con-
tinue to live on your previous
salary. Deposit the addition-
al funds into a savings or in-
vestment account and you'll
be surprised how quickly
your balance grows. Do the
same with your income tax
refund check and any unex-
pected windfalls.
Keep Paying Off a Loan
-When you finish paying off a
car or personal loan, contin-
ue to make the same month-
ly payment-but to yourself
instead. Put the money in
a savings or investment ac-
count and when the time
comes to buy a new car, you

es for

may find you have enough
to pay for the car in cash or,
at least, make a substantial
down payment.
Pay Off Your Credit
Cards Consolidate all your
credit card debt on one or
two cards with the lowest in-
terest rate. Start paying as
much as you can each month
to get rid of your credit card
debt. Keep in mind that when
you tack on interest rates of
up to 18 percent to your pur-
chases, "sale" items are far
less of a bargain. Also con-
sider paying off your credit
card debt with a home equity
loan. In most instances, the
interest expense is deductible
and your loan interest rate is
lower. But be careful, home
equity loans put your home
at stake if you get behind on
Reinvest Dividends -
By arranging to reinvest divi-
dends from stocks and mu-


tual funds, you can purchase
additional shares of stock or
mutual funds with no com-
mission cost. If you have a
certificate of deposit (CD),
have interest credited back
to your account, rather than
sent to you monthly, and
you'll earn interest on your
Keep Track of Where
Your Money Goes -, Under-
standing how you spend your
money is the key to determin-
ing how you can cut back.
Carry a small notebook with
you and keep track of every
dime you spend for a month
or two. Review your credit
card statements monthly to
see where you are spending.
You're sure to come up with
ways to spend less and save

Residents Should Prepare Financial Survival Kits

With tropical storm Ar-
lene's recent visit came the
realization for most folks that
hurricane season has truly
arrived. Therefore, folks
in our area need to be sure
they're prepared financially
in case a storm approaches
and they are forced to leave
their homes on short notice.
Many people prepare
for the hurricane season by
gathering up needed sup-
plies, planning an evacuation
route, even tentatively decid-
ing on where they will stay.
However, few families have
plans to ensure that impor-
tant papers are secure and
that access to cash to live on
is available. Being prepared
will help you have everything
in hand while others are run-
ning around in a panic.
If possible, one should
consider sticking back suf-
ficient cash to cover several
days of basic expenses. If
there is no electricity due to
storm damage you will not
be able to access automated
teller machines for day-to-
day cash needs and may not

be able to use a charge card.
You want make sure that you
have small denominations of
cash available, like $20s, due
to the fact that it can be hard
to change larger bills.
Just as important is for
people to devote some time
getting together copies of key
financial documents. A new
publication "Disasters and
Financial Planning -- A Guide
for Preparedness" can assist
you with this endeavor. This
guide, which was prepared
by the American Institute of
Certified Public Accountants
and the American Red Cross,
includes a list of documents
that are best stored in a safe
deposit box and a list of oth-
ers that should be included
in a disaster kit. The booklet
can be obtained from local
Red Cross chapters and is
also available online at www.
According to the guide,
documents to leave in safe
deposit boxes include birth,
marriage and death certifi-
cates; divorce and child cus-

tody papers; military records;
passports; mortgages and
property deeds; car titles;
stock and bond certificates;
and copies of wills and pow-
ers of attorney.
Among the documents a

family should keep handy if
it needs to evacuate include:
copies of recent tax returns;
copies of important medical
information, including health
insurance card and prescrip-
tions; an inventory of the

family's possessions; home
improvement records; recent
checking, savings and invest-
ment account statements; re-
tirement account statements;
credit card records; a list of
emergency contacts, includ-

ing doctors and family mem-

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Currently available for adop-
t'-u at the Humane Society are:
I i (pictured) this one year old
fe..ale black lab is injured and
needs a home; three yellow lab
p.Aps about four months old;
Boomer, four and a half month
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"Salf dozen, semi-long hair, small
to medium black pups.
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-You're Among friends at
VOakGrae Assembly oGod
David ,. fernandez. Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 'Parsonage: 850-2296271
613 Madison Street Port St.Joe. fC
Schedule of Services
Sunday llednesda
Sunday School 9:45am MiddWeekNeal 5.00pm
NMorning Worship 10.45am .Mid Week Bible Study 6:15pm
.Xids on the Move 10:45am Ministrv In.crion 6:15pm
Cross Training Youth 6:15pm
S Men's Ministry- Monday- 6:30pm
Ladles Ministry- Tuesday- 700pm
Dynamic 'raise s Worship teaching the Pure Word

Constitution and Monument Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724

Contemporary Service 9:00 am.
Sunday Schoo10:.00a.m.
Morning Worship: 11:00a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 6.00 p.m.
Evening Worship: 7:00p.m.
S All Times are EST

Dan Rhodes

Minister ofMusidYouth
Debora hiyla
DirectorofChliUrm nMiniAuria

Jesus is Lord an He is waiting

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. 382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456

Mike Westbrook,

Sunday School
Morning Worship
Evening Service
Discipleship Training
Wednesday Prayer

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

The Catholic Church of Gulf County

Welcomes You

St. Joseph
20th r 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)

508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship
10:00 a.m. Sixteenth Street
Fellowship Time
10:45 a.m. < co/
Adult School X _
11:00 a.m. o
*Sunday School 0 '
*Young Children
Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blv -
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron

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111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
SndayWorslipServies: 9:00 a.m, CST
Sndy Sckool: 10:15 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of biko loech Uied Methodisl (kurch
NuIsmi PRoviDED
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820

neutered, shots, heartworm free,
housetrained; Roxy, nice female
pup about six and a half months
old; three litters of kittens, and
several cats already spayed or
neutered and ready to go. Please
go seel
For more information, con-
tact the St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society at 227-1103 or visit the
Humane Society's web site at

New Bethel A.M.E. Church

Serves Sunday Dinner
Dinner will be served at New Bethel A.M.E
Church on Sunday, July 3 from 11:30 a.m.
until 2 p.m. ET for a donation of $6.
The menu is fried chicken, hamburger
steak, green lima beans, steamed cabbage,
rice, gravy, rolls, cake and tea.
To place an order, call 229-6179. You
may eat in or take out dinners.
New Bethel A.M.E. Church is located at
146 Ave C in Port St. Joe.

Wewahitchka Church of

Christ Vacation Bible School
The Wewahitchka Church of Christ, lo-
cated at 2241 Highway 71, invites you to
come join the fun. Bring your children and
invite your friends to Vacation Bible School.
Our theme this year is "All Things Bright and
Beautiful." Instead of the week-long VBS the
church will conduct classes over five consec-
utive Saturdays, starting on June 4th, 2005.
The following is a list of subjects for each Sat-
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-

"Safari Adventure" VBS
The First Baptist Church of Mexico Beach
located at 823 N 15th Street, will be holding
Vacation Bible School "Safari Adventure" July
25 to July 29 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. CT.
Open to children ages three to twelve; older
youth are welcome to help.
For more information please call 648-

Heaven or Hell......

Where are you
spending eternity?
Is it going to be
heaven or hell?
If you don't
know, read your Bi-
ble, that's the surest
way to tell/
First we admit
we're a sinner, like
one of the thieves on

the cross.
Don't do like the
other thief did, for
heaven is too great a
As long as there's
life in your body,
this decision can be
But it's all over
friend, once they lay

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
f Wednesday Bible Study: 7:30 pm

Singing: 9 a.. Suday
Worship: 9:30 a.. Suday
Call 229-8310
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
S.Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue

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

[First Baptist Church-
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

V^ ^ The friendly place to worship!

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

you in the shade.
Please give your
heart to Jesus now,
don't wait another
It's really too big
a gamble, for you
have to pay. '
Let go of earthly
things, let the word
of God unfurl.
The pay doesn't
seem very good some-
times, but the retire-
ment plan is out of
this world.
Billy Johnson


Frances Louise

Louise Coldewey of Port St.
Joe passed away Thursday, June
23 after a lengthy illness.
She was born in Monticello
and continued to keep up with
her friends and church there. In
the late 1930's she moved to Port
St. Joe to work at the mill in the
office of Mr. Harry Saunders.
In 1941 she accepted a job
with the war department in
Washington, D.C. Not long after,
Tom Coldewey persuaded her to
come back to Port St. Joe to be
his wife.
They were married on De-
cember the sixth of the same
year. Mrs. Coldewey raised a
family and was a valued asset to
her husband in his community
work and professional life. She
was involved with the school,
community and responsibilities
with St. James Episcopal Church
where she was a long time mem-
ber and served on the Altar Guild
and was a. member of the ECW
(Episcopal Church Women). She
had dear, dedicated and loving
friends to share her life.
She was preceded in death
by her parents, Madison and
Irene Wilson, her husband Tom,
daughter, Shelley and sisters,
Martha Patton, Bertha Parker,
Betty Wilson, and Margaret Mad-
Her survivors include her
daughter, Christie; and her
niece, Mary Ann Thibadeau and
husband Jim.
Funeral services were held

Saturday, June 25, at St. James
Episcopal Church at 11 a.m. EDT
with the Rev. Joseph Hagberg of-
Interment followed in the
family plot in Holly Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends in
the Parish Hall at the church
Saturday at 10 a.m. prior to the
Those who wish may make
contributions to the St. James
Episcopal Church 800 22nd
Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 in
Mrs. Coldewey's memory.
Comforter Funeral Home was
in charge of arrangements.

Oscar David Redd, Sr.
Oscar David Redd, Sr. of
Wewahitchka, died Thursday,
June 23 after a short illness.
He was born March 20, 1942
and was a life long resident of the
Honeyville area of Wewahitchka.
Mr. Redd was the present
chairman of the Gulf County
School Board and had been a Gulf
County School Board member
for the past 23 years as well as
a member of the Florida School
Board Association.
He was the senior member
of all elected officials currently
serving in Gulf County. Mr. Redd
was an active member of the
community and was involved in
many activities, including: Rob-
erts Cemetery Committee mem-
ber for more than 30 years and
was chairman for many of those
years; the Wewahitchka Volun-
teer Ambulance Services, which
(See OBITUARIES on Page 7B

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Harrison Family

Says Thanks
The family of Hubert Har-
rison wishes to thank each one
who said a prayer, sent a card,
brought food, made telephone
calls and sent flowers.
A special thanks to the Em-
erald Coast Hospice nurses.
They were so kind and gentle and
made Hubert comfortable and
showed much love and concern
for the family in the last hours of
his life.
May God bless each and ev-

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

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

Join us in worship. Apalachicola Panama City
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
':00 Wednesday Evening >
Pastors Andrew
& -
Cathy Rutherford Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates *. ml ie Chunh
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net O Wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)

"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

eryone. Thank God for such a
loving town and community.
The Hubert Harrison Family

In Appreciation
The family of the late Lillie Jo-
seph wished to thank each of you
who were so kind to us through
acts of words, cards, flowers,
food, visits, prayers and other ex-
pressions during the passing and
sickness of our dear loved one.
You have helped to make our
burden lighter. It is our sincere
prayer that the Lord will forever
bless and keep you and yours.
The Joseph Family

-21 jF i "A Reformed Voice
W tin the Community"

Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor

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


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


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

Long Avenue Baptist Church

Building A Community Of

Faith, Hope d& Love
In God We Trust? Many have gazed at the statue of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial
in Wash D.C. Inscribed into the wall there are his words, "...That this Nation, under God, shall have a
new birth of freedom..."
And on the other side, "As was said 3000 years ago, so it still must be said, "the judgments of the
Lord are true & righteous all together.'" Yes, a nation that trusts in God is a nation that sacrifices vs.
self-loathing, is self-giving vs. demanding self-fulfillment, & honors God's Word by living it vs. merely
talking about it. The Bible says, "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord," not "blessed is the
nation who is it's own god."
1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL For More Information Call 229-8691
Worship on Sunday: 10:30am Bible Study on Sunday: Worship on Wednesday:
and 7:00pm 9:15am and 6:00pm 7:00pm

Established 1937 Servina Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67 years

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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, June 30, 2005 7B


by Kay Kelley
I have been involved in
a love affair with cypress
trees ever since I moved to
Florida. I first knew them
as huge conifers with thick,
rope-like trunks disappear-
ing into shallow waters and
surrounding themselves with
strange knobby Tknees'. What
I first assumed to be evergreen
trees have a peculiar charac-
teristic of turning brown and
losing their needles in the
fall. At that time of year cy-
press trees look quite dead,
but in the spring they clothe
themselves again in the soft-
est brightest green needles.
Those who have appreciated
the eerie beauty of the Dead
Lakes, or found a mystical
place called the Dwarf Cy-
press Boardwalk, or kayaked
up the rivers and enjoyed the
rugged individualism of the
magnificent cypress trees
on the river banks will know
how sincerely I regret being a
part of an industry that has
turned them into .waste ma-
Silly me. For years I
thought the cypress mulch

he helped form in 1974, and
was an active EMT for several
years; Wewahitchka Volun-
teer Fire Department Mem-
ber; a key player in the for-
mation of and very involved
in Relay for Life. He also
served in the U.S. Army for
three years. Mr. Redd was a
member of Honeyville Unit-
ed iMethodist Church, and
served in the church wher-
ever he was needed. He was
the organizer of the annual
Community Fish Fry held at
Honeyville United Methodist
Church. He was employed
by Arizona Chemical Com-
pany in Port St. Joe for more
than 30 years.
-Mr. Redd was preceded
in death by his father, Oscar
Redd, his mother, Pearl Redd
Alexander and his wife, Alane
Sherrod Redd.
He is survived by daugh-
ter, Gloria Redd Wood and
husband Tommy; a son, Os-
car David Redd, Jr. and wife
Patty;- cousins, Bobby, Billy

I bought in great quantity
was available because it was
a by-product of the cypress
lumber industry. I thought
the trees were being replant-
ed as they were being used,
like pine trees. It didn't occur
to me, when I was having my
lawn trailer piled high with
the golden mulch, that what
was once a by-product had
become, because of people
like myself, a major industry,
and that the trees are being
harvested to indulge my need
for a pretty landscaped bed.
It didn't occur to me that the
swampy stands of cypress
were being clear-cut, and al-
lowed to grow back only until
the next generation of trees
was big enough to use for
more mulch.
I used to use cypress
mulch because it is so pretty,
at first, and because my cus-
tomers asked for it. Some-
times they told me it didn't
attract bugs as much as other
mulches, and I accepted that
as fact. When the sun faded
ihe attractive golden color to
a dull gray, I bought more. It,
didn't rot very quickly, and

and Jimmy Knowles, Ann
Knowles Caswell, Patty Pitts
Manuel, Jenny Pitts Linton,
Janet Hatchell and Alvin
Mosely; his grandchildren,
Lacey Wood, Buddy Wood
and Harley Redd; special
friends, Helen White, Freddie
and Henrietta Branch and
Charles and Betty Cleckley.
Funeral services were
held at 2 p.m. CT on Sunday,
June 26 in the Wewahitchka
High, School Gymnasium
with the Rev. Gus Howerton
and David Taunton officiat-
-ing with burial following in
the family plot at Roberts
Those who wish may
send flowers or make contri-
butions to Honeyville United
Methodist Church Building
Fund or the Joe Lee Grif-
fin Hope Lodge 1104 Ire-
land Way, Birmingham, AL
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home.

didn't seem to improve the
soil very much, but still I
Eventually even the most
unobservant gardener no-
tices the difference between
cypress and other mulches.
Cypress, because it is pro-
cessed in a way that splits
apart the plant fibers, holds
water in the mulch itself.
Maybe this is not a problem
in beds that are heavily ir-
rigated, but in unirrigated
beds the moisture from brief
rain showers is absorbed by
the mulch and never drains
through to the soil, or else it
runs off the top of the mulch
altogether when the mulch
'cooks' in the sun and forms
a hard crust. I began to see
beyond the skin deep beauty
of cypress mulch and sug-
gesting alternatives; mulch-
es which would break down
more quickly and add humus
to the soil, mulches which
would allow for the easier
flow of water and nutrients
to the plant roots, mulches
that wouldn't destroy such
incredible beauty and habi-
I don't know exactly how
long it takes for a cypress
tree to grow a heart, but it
is the heartwood of the tree
that has chemical proper-
ties which preserve the wood
against rot and protect it from
insects like termites. I'd bet
that most of the cypress trees
being cut fifty years ago were
older than I am now, and had
big hearts. But that was a lot
of flowerbeds ago. These days


Bob Moore
What a joy it is to remem-
ber a friend,
A time to recall all the joy
to the end.
What a pleasure to think
of the times that you shared,
The laughter and sorrow,
of two people who cared.
So let us remember a
friend here today,
And remember Bob
Moore, a friend all the way.
-Bill McGee
In loving memory of our
friend, Bob Moore.
From Kenny and Becky
Wood, Bill and Suzzane Wood
and Al and Janice Scheffer

the older trees unprotected
by private ownership or leg-
islation have been harvested
and their offspring are al-
lowed to grow only until they
become commercially profit-
able. Therefore the mulch we
buy today is from softwood
trees, and if it has any of the
chemical properties of the
older trees, the effects are
short-lived at best.
I like to do a little re-
search before I go spouting
off, especially since I am a
part of the green industry
and am therefore sort of cut-
ting my own throat here. If I
am wrong about any of this,
please, please let me know.
But my understanding at
the moment is that cypress
trees are being clear cut from
their wetland stands, that all
commercially viable sizes of
the. trees are being sent into
shredders and bagged as
mulch, that the trees are not
being planted back into the
wetland areas by any other
than Mother Nature. We are
using them up faster than we
are allowing them to re-grow.
Ten years ago we were con-
suming 3.3 million cubic feet
more cypress wood per year
than nature could replace.
I wonder what those figures
are today? It reminds me un-
comfortably of the demise of
the American buffalo.
If you do not relate a cy-
press tree to a bag of mulch,
I beg you to take a trip up to
Wewahitchka, and spend a
little time at the park. I do
not have the capacity to re-
late in words how special
these trees are, but to know
them is to love them. They
are as uniquely beautiful as
any tree on this earth.
I imagine the settlers
who came upon the towering
stands of bright green trees
learned quickly to change
their course to avoid the low,
boggy land that is the natu-
ral home of the cypress tree.
On road trips my eyes seek
out stands of bald cypress
and pond cypress breaking
up long expanses of planted
pines, protecting wetland
pockets and providing homes
for owls, woodpeckers, and
bobcats. Will you be buying
these trees at the big box
stores next year, handily
bagged into two cubic foot
sizes? I won't.
Questions? Comments?
Opinions? Email me at


Office: 850.639.4813 After Hours: 639.3905

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Friday, July 1st
5:00-8:00 p.m. (All times
EST) 'First Friday' a fine
art and music series at The
Thirsty Goat located across
from Frank Pate Park, Port
St. Joe

Saturday, July 2nd
10:00 a.m. Family time in
Frank Pate Park Food
& Fun, Firing of cannons
from shore Historical Re-
10:00-10:30 a.m. Arrival of
the Pirates. "The Pirates
of St. Joseph Bay"
Children's treasure hunt-
throughout the day
11:30 a.m. Children's Pi-
rate Costume Contest
11:00-1:00 p.m. Entertain-
ment begins. Steel Drum
1:00-4:00 p.m. Browse
among the vender's booths
4:00-5:00 p.m. Children's
Pirate Feast

Monday, July 4th
10:00 a.m. Park opens,
family time in the park,
vendors and food
11:30 a.m. Malia's School
of Hula & Native American
Grass Dancers
12:30-2:30p.m. Swing Shift
Band. Put on your dancing
shoes for this great band
3:00-3:35 p.m. Veterans'
Ceremony-National An-
4:30-6:00 p.m. Tyndall
AFB to salute our commu-
nity with a military fly over
- Taps to be played, Salute
to Veterans, Prayers by lo-
cal ministers
6:30-8:00 p.m. Music by
Todd Herendeen: He is so
versatile, his show can be
country, rock 'n' roll, Las
Vegas style
8:00 p.m. Headline band
Dark p.m. Fireworks dis-
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captured the market on "unique din-
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up the area's'best oysters, steamed
shrimp, crab legs and variety of simi-
lar delectables. The"semi-self service
restaurant offers great atmosphere
and charm (Not to mention Great
Food). This is a must while vacationing
in Paradise.
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8391 C-30A,
South of Port St. Joe
New Hours:
Tuesday Thursday: 1,2:00-8:00
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hot Italian pork sausage;
mild Italian pork sausage;
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S tridkands Celebrate 50 Years

By D P Oliver Daryal and Doris
A fe Doi Sowell Strickland will mark
i i their 50th wedding anniver-
y R ~so Ls e i ary on Saturday, July 2.
........e ..s P a of be s A, A family celebration is
A w e t a Tplanned. c
"r t iding Assbl of The Stricklands were
forthcomingi il united in marriage on July 2,
1955 in Bainbridge, Ga.
No dag r m ta t -3 p A, dThey have been blessed DJ "
.. .. ..I I a, "an with three sons, Alan, Rex A "p
and Stacy Strickland, three .
T daughters-in-law, five grand-.
24 r sons, two granddaughters
,o" e and one great grandson.
lDaryal retired from St. '
Joe Paper Company as an
Instrument Technician. Do-
^." .""i." '" l'i' ris is a retired stenographer/ [ f "
^ Imosecretary and real estate
salesperson. i
T P ..vc .i., CThey are members of i
First Baptist Church in Port
St. Joe.
Billy David Parker and Annette Pittman Right: Oliver Daryal and
"As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." Doris Sowell Strickland

Pittman and Parker to Wed Hel an
Mr. and Mrs. Billy Ray Sr., son of Alva Lee Parker the church fellowship hall.
of Calhoun, Ga. and the and the late Burly Parker of No local invitations will *h R obert E. K ing D D S
late Charles Pittman of Dal- Wewahitchka. be sent. Annette and Billy A ulse Child, GENERAL DEISSTRY--
ton, Ga. would like. to an- The ceremony will be held' graciously request the pres-
nounce the engagement and at Glad Tidings Assembly of aGuardian ad Litem vol- BLEACHING
forthcoming marriage of God in Wewahitchka on July ene of all friends and fam- unteers are powerful voi NcesUR
their daughter, Annette Pit- 9 at 3 p.m. CT. A reception ily to share this precious day in the lives of abused and ne-

gDete children in Scholer oortn-s CROWNi charma BRIDGES \ ='w
tman to Billy .David Parker, will follow the ceremony in with them. elected children in your com- CROWN AND BRIDGES
You can make a differ- Credit Cards Accepted
Volunteer and speak up 325 Long Avenue
~for your- childl
Call 747-5180 for more 82
The 24th anRual reunion sociation of the South will Marriott Lake Mary, July 22 information.
,of the Peacock Family As- be held in Lake Mary at the 24. Training begins soon.
All Peacocks, Peacock
descendants and Peacock kin
are urged to attend this first-
ever Florida reunion to learn T S e Od. l 8048,e .9"&ot
We Treat The Following Conditions more about.your ancestors.
In The Privacy & Comfort of Our Clipic This Association is \is offering a
e Col 800 -searching especially, for de-
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Arthritic Foot Care Diabetic Foot Care Archibad, Uriah, Louis C. located at
and Michael Peacock.
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contact Don Peacock, mem- Port St. Joe, Florida
Dr. Burton S. Schuler, Podiatrist bership chairman at 817-
24,01 Wes 15hSre 270-1414i Lake Ridge Drive, For those interested in an exciting career in the Medical Field,
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Jenkins Family Welcomes Twins

Gwendolyn Natasha Mazar

New Arrival

Gwendolyn Natasha
Mazar was born June 12 at
Gulf Coast Medical Hospital.
She weighed six pounds, 15

ounces and was 18 % inches
Her parents are Claudia
Mazar and Michael Husava.

Kaitlyn Grace and Beth-
any Kaydence Jenkins were
born May 23 at Bay Medical
in Panama City.
Kaitlyn Grace weighed
six pounds, two ounces and

Kaitlyn Grace and Bethany Kaydence Jenkins
was 18 /2 inches long. Beth- of Wewahitchka. Maternal
any Kaydence weighed six grandparents are Pam- and
pounds, seven ounces and David Foster, and paternal
was 20 inches long. grandparents are Andrew
The twins' parents are and Joan Jenkins.
Krystal and Scott Jenkins Kaitlyn and Bethany

Savannah Grace Kelley

were welcomed home by their
big sister Breanna.
Her parents areClaudia
Mazar and Michael Husava.

Savannah Turns Two

Savannah Grace Kelley
of Port St. Joe turned two on
June 10. She is the daughter
of Richie and Angel Burkett
of Port St. Joe and Marcus-
Kelley of Sumatra. She is the
sister of Samantha and Mad-
ison Burkett.
Her grandparents are

Judy Harrelson and Eu-
gene and Brenda Burkett of
Wewahitchka and Marc and
Teresa Kelley of Sumatra.
Savannah celebrated her
birthday with a princess par-
ty at Forest Park South with
her family and friends.

Boy Scout Troop

Attends Camp


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Boy Scout Troop 47, spon-
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Camp LA-NO-CHE. Pictured left
to right are: Kyle Abert, Tymothy
Stuart, Adrian Hubbard, Megan
Hubbard, Todd Gould and Alex

Ramirez; back row, Ben Welch
and Deanne Williams.
New members are welcome
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day night at the Scout Center at
7 p.m. ET.

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1O 2005 The St. Joe Company. "JOESL Joe" and the "Taking Flight" design are service marks oflThe St. Joe Company. The availaillity of St. Joe property (though any of its affiliates or subsidiaries)
Is subject to change without notice. Access to this property is prohibited without the express consent of St. Joe or its agent. This does not constitute an offer to sell real property in any jurisdiction where
prior registration or other advance qualifications of real property Is required. Void where prohibited by law. Equal Housing Opportunity.

7011 Windward Street
This 3 bedroom, 2 bath house ---
is in excellent condition with ill
1700+ sq. ft. Sunsets are
directly in front of home and
breath-taking (best location .
on Cape). The 2 car garage : '
is generously sized with addi- .
tional storage. Excellent rental
history managed by Pristine
Properties. Interior photos of the home at
www.visitfloridabeaches.com, search property #3041.
(The property has deeded bay access from Leeward Street). The
lot is 100'x 100' and cannot be subdivied. (Community Cove-
nants and Restrictions were recently renewed for 25 years).
Shows by appointment only!!
Please do not disturb renters!!
Please call 850.227.9480 and leave message to schedule
appointment. Thank you!

PRICE: $1,600,000

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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.
Call for free brochure or visit my web site:
Joan Lovelace
Nkxic Bea

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

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Couple Celebrates 50th

The family of Marvin and
Florence Lemieux would like
to invite family and friends to

Marvin and Florence Lemieux
the Oak Grove Assembly of
God Fellowship Hall on July
2 from 2 to 5 p.m. ET to eel-

ebrate a wonderful occasion,

50 years of marriage.

FSU Offers High Speed Network

This is not your father's
The Florida LambdaRail
Network, a next-generation
Internet that is faster than
any other education-based
network in the Southeast
and is among the, top in
the nation in speed and ca-
pacity, is now operating at
Florida State University and
nine other universities in the
FSU was a leader in es-
tablishing the network, which
can move information at
speeds of 10 gigabits per sec-
ond and has space for a total
of 32 10-gigabit networks, or
channels. It has 100 times
more capacity that what was
available to universities pre-
viously capacity that they
will be able to purchase at a
fraction of the current cost.
"This gives us a network-
ing speed we could not even
dream about just three years
ago," said Larry Conrad,
chair of the Florida Lambda-
Rail Board and associate vice
president and chief informa-
tion officer at FSU. "Before,
it would have taken days to
download multiple terabyte
files. Now it will take a few
Whether probing ele-
mental particles, cataloging
images or charming climate
data, more and more scien-
tists rely on massive data
vaults located at universities
and institutions around the
"The LambdaRail con-
quers space," said FSU Vice
President for Research Kirby
Kemper. "Collaboration be-
tween people widely separat-
ed by distance becomes as
easy as working with some-
one just down the hall. Data
files previously too huge to
send across the Internet will
flow as easily as e-mail from
one desktop to another.".
Kemper said many FSU
researchers are involved in
projects that involve sending
large volumes of data over
the Internet. FSU's partici-
pation in the LambdaRail is
crucial to the success of the
projects. For example:
Assistant Scholar Jeffrey
McDonald in the physics de-
partment is one of 1,900 sci-
entists from 36 countries in-
volved in the Compact Muon
Solenoid (CMS) experiment,
one of the largest interna-
tional scientific collabora-
tions in history. The experi-
ment, which is designed to
help scientists understand
some of the most basic prop-
erties of matter, will gener-
ate an. enormous amount of
data: During one second of
CMS running, a data vol-
ume equivalent to 10,000
Encyclopedia Britannica is
Computer Science Pro-
fessor Greg Riccardi is, in-
volved with the MorphBank
database, a joint project of
FSU's School of Computa-
tional Science, the College
of Information and the biol-
ogy and computer science
departments. The database
contains thousands of high-
resolution photographs and
other images of plant and
animal specimens. Thanks
to a National Science Foun-
dation grant, the scope of the

project and the number of
images that must be moved
across the FSU network
connections will increase in
order to store hundreds of
thousands of images submit-
ted by researchers .from all
over the world.
Florida LambdaRail is
part of the National Lamb-
daRail, an initiative to cre-
ate a national high-speed
information infrastructure
for research universities and
technology companies. Simi-
lar regional optical networks
are under way or have been
completed in other states
- but Florida's network is the
only one fully created, fund-
ed and controlled by a group
of universities, according to
Conrad, who was one of the
founders of FLR.
"This puts us on equal
footing with. the best re-
search institutions in the na-
tion," he said. "It levels the
playing field for our faculty
in competing for grants be-
cause funding agents know

that we have the fastest re-
search network connectivity
Besides FSU, the private
and public universities in the
FLR consortium are the Uni-
versity of Florida, Florida At-
lantic University, Florida In-
ternational University, Nova
Southeastern University, the
University of Central Florida,
the University of Miami, the
University of West Florida
and the University of North
The network relies on
so-called dark fiber, exist-
ing buried fiber optic cable,
to connect the universities.
Strategic pattern include
Cisco Systems, which pro-
vided high-speed optical elec-
tronics, routers and other
equipment and Level3 Com-
munications and FiberCo,
an Internet2 fiber holding
company. FiberCo facilitat-
ed FLR's purchase of 1,540
route miles from Level3 Com-


A Public Hearing will be held by the Board of
County Commissioners (BOCC) on Thursday,
July 14, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. EDT in the Board
of County Commissioners meeting room at
the Robert M. Moore Administration Building,
1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida, to discuss the following:

To reopen the May 10, 2005 Public
Hearing by the Board of County Com-
missioners (BOCC) to transmit for ORC
the amended text and map amend-
ments per the requirements of the
Evaluation and Appraisal Report
(EAR) amending the Gulf County Com-
prehensive Plan.

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

Gulf County, Florida
2005 to 2020 Future Land Use Map

Publish June 30 & July 7, 2005

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

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, June 30, 2005 -1 IIB

Ad #2005-045

12B The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, June 30, 2005 Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years

Gulf Area Host Families Needed Now

Hayley Quintana

Quintana Makes

National Dean's List
In her first year of college
at the University of North
Florida in Jacksonville, Hay-
ley Quintana has been named
to the National Dean's List
honoring America's college
students. This is an honor
reserved for only half of the
top one percent of the na-
tion's college students.

Foreign high school stu-
dents are scheduled to arrive
soon for academic semes-
ter and year program home
stays, and the sponsoring or-
ganization needs a few more
local host families.
According to Pacific In-
tercultural Exchange (P.I.E)
Executive Director, John
Doty, the students are all be-
tween the ages of 15 and 18
years, are English-speaking,
having their own spending
money, carry accident and
health insurance, and are
anxious to share their cul-
tural experiences with their
new American families. P.I.E.
currently has programs to
match almost every family's
needs, ranging in length from
a semester to a full academic
year, where the students at-
tend local high schools.
P.I.E. area representa-
tives match students with
host families by finding com-
mon interests and lifestyles
through an informal in-home

from 45 countries s
founding in 1975. Th
nization is designated
United States Depa

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It takes time to turn promise into greatness. It also takes commitment, passion and respect. At
St. Joe, we employ all of these to bring value to the land we develop and the places we create.
We applaud those who do the same for their neighbors. Together, for more than 75 years, we
have invested in today to create a better tomorrow. Not only for ourselves, but for our shared
future. This is our home. Let's make sure that the best is yet to come.


0200.5 ay ^jO t, n ,, l i ng g" dOiw m s

meeting. Prospective host
families are able to review
student applications and
select the perfect match. As
there are no "typical" host
families, P.I.E. can fit a stu-
dent into just about any situ-
ation, whether it is a single
parent, a childless couple, a
retired couple, or a large fam-
Families who host for
P.I.E. are also eligible to
claim a $50 per month chari-
table contribution deduction
on their itemized tax returns
for each month they host a
sponsored student.
For the upcoming pro-
grams, P.I.E. has students
from Germany, the Former
Soviet Union, Venezuela,
Argentina, Brazil, Macedo-
nia, Hungary, Korea, Mexico,
Australia, Yugoslavia, China,
and many other countries.
P.I.E. is also participating
in two special government-
funded programs to bring
scholarship students from
the Newly Independent States
of the former Soviet Union
as well as predominantly Is-
lamic countries such as Ye-
men, Syria, Jordan, Moroc-
co, Kuwait, Iraq and Qatar to
the United States. P.I:E. is a
non-profit educational orga-
nization that has sponsored
more than 9.5 000 t stndePnts

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306 RedAvyewe
PortSt. Joe, FL 32456
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Gift certificates available
HOURS: Mon Thurs 8:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Fri & Sat 8:00 a.m. 8:00 p.m.

14 Hour Class at GCCC in Port St. Joe

Overview of Building Contractor Operations ($70)
This class meets the Safety, Workers Comp, Et Business Practices requirements for Construction E
Electrical,Contractors, as well as the Technical requirement for Electrical Contractors.
(CILB 4-0000776, ECLB 9-0001595)
Friday 5 10 pm and Saturday 8 am 6 pm
July 22 and 23, 2005

Call or visit our website for more information:
850-872-3823 or 800-311-3685 x3823 G ulf CoeSt
http://Ill.gulfcoast.edu/bit Community College
An EA/EO Institution

of State and is listed by the
Council on Standards for
International Educational
Travel (CSIET), certifying
that the organization com-
plies with the standards set
forth in CSIET's Standards
for International Educational
Travel Programs.
Doty encourages families
to contact the program im-
mediately, as it will allow the
proper time for the students
and hosts to get to know one
another before they actually
meet for the first time.
Gulf area families inter-
ested in learning more about
student exchange or arrang-
ing for a meeting with a com-
munity representative may
call P.I.E., toll-free, at 1-800-
631-1818. The agency also
has travel/study program
opportunities available for
American high school stu-
dents as well as possibilities
for community volunteers to
assist and work with area
host families, students and

Alison Jamila Smiley
graduated from Florida A&M
University on April 30. She
earned a doctorate of phar-
macy and graduated magna
cum laude.
Alison is the. daughter of

Dr. Joseph and Andreameta
Smiley, sister of Joey Smiley
of Clearwater. Her grand-
parents are the late Robert
Baker and Annie Baker and
the late Joseph Smiley and
Pecola Smiley of Port St. Joe.

the previous six months."
Don't escalate aggression on
the road by responding to it.
Stop periodically to refresh
yourself, take along moist
towelettes and water.
When driving in hot
weather, it's particularly im-
portant to keep an eye on
the lights and gauges. If your
.temperature gauge moves
up, turn off your air condi-
tioner and turn on your vehi-
cle's heater to its highest and
hottest setting. It will be un-
comfortable, but it help draw
some of the heat away from
the engine. If you are stopped
in traffic put the car in "park"
and lightly step on the gas to
help circulate coolant. If the
temperature light goes on or
if the gauge enters the red
zone, immediately pull off the
road to a safe spot, well away
from traffic. Do not drive any
further not even to the next
exit. Driving with an -over-
heated engine can cause se-
rious damage to the engine.
Do not attempt to re-
move the radiator cap itself.
The pressurized coolant is
extremely hot and will spray
out with great force. Do not
pour water over the radiator

or engine, since a dramatic
change in temperature could
cause damage. After the en-
gine cools a bit, add 50-50
mix of coolant and water to
the reservoir to bring it up to
its proper level.
Even when not stranded
due to a breakdown, sum-
mer heat can pose dangers.
Never leave a child or pet in a
parked car in summer heat.
Even an outside temperature
in the 80s can quickly bring
a car interior to well over 140
Bring a cell phone for
.emergency calls, but don't
use it while driving. Re-
sponse studies have shown
that driving distractions have
become the number one fear
on the road.

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since its Summer is here and
ie orga- many drivers will be hitting
I by the the road. for vacations and
artment weekend get-aways. "Hot
weather brings unique chal-
lenges," said Ray Palermo,
director of public relations
for auto' insurer, Response'
Insurance. "It can present
S-"''- dangerous conditions for
both the vehicle and its oc-
cupants." Each summer
sees more than 7 million car
.'I breakdowns on the road and
he suggests that most sum-
mer breakdowns can-be eas-
ily avoided.
Before heading out be
sure you check out the ba-
sics, including: oil, transmis-
sion fluid, windshield wash-
I* er, battery level and strength,
tire pressure (including the
spare), cooling system (which
should be flushed and refilled
at least every two years),
belts and hoses and have a
well equipped emergency kit
and tool box in the trunk.
"Drivers need to stay cool
as well," noted Palermo. "Our
studies have shown that 75
percent of. drivers are fear-
..A ful of encountering road rage
-=_: and 37 percent said they had
S~.S personally experienced it in
Free Pre-K Screening
The Gulf County School
Board, Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources Sys-
tem and Panhandle Area Ed-
ucation Consortium will co-
sponsor a FREE Child Find
Pre-K Screening for children
three and four years old at
Wewahitchka Elementary
on July 7, from 8:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. CT. No appoint-
ment in necessary.

PSJ High School Class

of 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 co-
ordinate the reunion or know
how to contact an alumnus
of '85, please contact Angel
Barbee at abarbee@gulf.k12.
fl.us or call Port St. Joe HIgh
School at (850) 229-8251.
Also, any faculty member
of Port St. Joe Elementary
from 1972-1979 or a teacher
at Port St. Joe High School
from 1979-1985 is cordially
invited to attend on Friday,
July 1, at 6:00 at the high
school. For more informa-
tion, call Angel at PSJHS.

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Gulf County Commissioner, Jerry Barnes, will
hold a Town-Hall style meeting for residents
and property owners on Cape San Bias to
discuss the proposal of a beach renourish-
ment project and to update the public on the
status of current beach renourishment study.

WHEN: 2-4 p.m. EASTERN, JULY 8, 2005

Vacation Driving Tips for

the Dog Days of Summer

Smiley Graduates

from Florida A&M




12B The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, June 30, 2005

Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and su'rrounding areas for 67 years

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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, June 30, 2005 13B

Local Students Inducted into

the National Honor Roll

The National Honor
Roll recognizes high-achiev-
ing high school and middle
school students. "Young
people like our inductees,
who work hard to attain aca-
demic success, deserve to be
congratulated," says Lynn
Romeo, Publisher of the Na-
tional Honor Roll. "Honoring
their achievements provides
motivation and encourages
them to continue striving.
We're proud to include them
in the National Honor Roll."
There were 26 students
named to the National Hon-
or Roll in Gulf County. They
include: Amber N. Allen,
Charla K. Atkins, Alisha M.
Chavous, Terrance Daw-
son, Caroline E. Douglas,
Stephen K. Dykes, Sheiletta
Fisher, Lacey Mae Franklin,
Grant W. Gingell, Zachary A.
Hunt, Nicholas Hunter, Kur-

tis Krum, Daniel A. MacDer-
mid, Molly A. Matty, Ashton
Norris, Zachary A. Norris, Jill
Pippin, Elijah Quaranta, Em-
ily M. Raffield, Amber Rope-
lis, Trey Ropelis, Jordan L.
Todd, Megan E. Todd, Reggie
Turner, Kayla M. White and
Meghan E. Williams.
The National Honor Roll
offers several benefits which
can contribute to the success
of its student members. For
students in the 2004/2005
school year, National Honor
Roll set aside $25,000 to be
shared among 25 of its quali-
fying inductees. All members
were entitled to compete for
one of these National Honor
Roll Awards for Academic
Achievement, which will be
awarded in September. Na-
tional Honor Roll's College
Admissions Notification Ser-
vice notifies the admissions

offices of as many schools as
the inductees designate that
they have been accepted into
the National Honor Roll and
that they are interested in
obtaining information about
those colleges. (A copy of the
student's biography is sent
to the colleges along with
the notification.) Each state
governor and U.S. senator
receives a complimentary
copy of the National Honor
Roll Commemorative Edition,
along with a list of the stu-
dents from their state who
have been inducted into the
National Honor Roll. Also,
complimentary copies of the
book are sent to selected
school libraries across the
For more information,
visit www.nationalhonorroll.

Summer Food Service Program

The West Florida Re-
source Conservation and
Development Council, Inc.
(RC&DC) and the Gulf Coun-
ty United Community Devel-
opment, Inc. will be partici-
pating in the Summer Food
Service Program during the
months of May through Au-
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
not available. All children
18 years old and younger,
if open site, are eligible for
meals at no charge and there
will be no discrimination in
the course of the meal ser-
vice. The programs are only
approved -for geographical
areas of need where 50 per-
cent of more of the children
qualify for free and reduced
price meals during the school
Summer feeding sites

that are located at' schools
provided meals to all children
in the immediate vicinity in
addition to those enrolled in
summer school.
The following sites will be
participating in the Summer
Food Service Program:
Washington Recreational
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 contact for the
Gulf County Summer Food
Program is: Mrs. Debra Heath
(229-9569) or Mrs. Amy Rog-
ers (229-8515).

Summer Programs at Washington Gym and Stac House

Beginning June 6, sum-
mer programs for elementary
and middle school children
will be held at the Washing-
ton Gym and STAC HOUSE.
The programs are free
of charge, and activities will
vary at each location.
Elementary school chil-
dren may attend from 8 a.m.

to noon. Facilities will be
closed from noon to 1 p.m.
for lunch. Middle school chil-
dren may attend from 1 5
For more information
about these programs, please
contact Carol Davis at City
Hall, 229-8261.

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Early Registration and Advising for Fall

The Gulf Coast
Community College will
conduct registration and
advising for the fall 2005
semester as follows:
Early registration will
take place from July 11 to
July 22 on the main campus
in the Office of Admission
and Records from 7:30 a.m.
to 6 p.m. CT, Monday to
Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 4
p.m. CT on Friday.
Advisors in the divisions
will be available in their
respective offices on the main
campus from July 11 to 22,
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT,
Monday through Thursday
and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT on
Friday. Students who wish
to see advisors before or
after the suggested hours are
encouraged to see an advisor
in the Student Union East
building on campus.
Students seeking a

general AA Degree are
required to contact the
advisor in the Language and
Literature division.
For additional

registration, call
or for advising,

call 747-

You've Got It!


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135 Hwy 98
Port Shopping Center

Tom Todd
227-1501 or 800-876-2611

2720 CR-30
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Office: 850-227-1501

Toll Free: 800-876-2611

Serving Port St. Joe, Cape San Bias,
Indian Pass, Mexico Beach & Surrounding Areas.
Tom Todd, Broker/Owner

Perry McFarland Tom Graney
Realtor Associate Realtor Associate
850-229-6153 Evenings: 850-647-3736

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Broker Associate Realtor Associate Realtor Associate
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and sunsets. In-ground
pool. Plasma televisions.
"X" zone!

Older 3/1 home on two lots
(100x140). Possible com-
mercial potential. House
currently rented. View of
the bay.
MLS#103958. $850,000.

Large 3/2 home on oversized
lovely lot. Remodeling in
progress. Hardwood floors,
carpet, kit. Appliances, cabi-
nets and counter tops and
tile floor. In-ground pool.
MLS#103993 $299,000

Beautiful waterfront lot with
(as per owner) "deep" water
access. High and dry w/154'
frontage. Almost 3/4 ac.
MLS#105201. $425,000.

4 BR/2 BA home. 2000 sq.
ft. Spacious family room
with cedar walls. Beautiful
fireplace. Large trees
in quiet neighborhood.
MLS#104751 $189,900

Commercial potential. 1.5
acres. High traffic area
next to St.Joseph State
Park. Approx. 190' road
frontage. Great investor
potential. MLS#101530 -

Over 3000 sq. ft. Next to
NAPA. Double doors on
both ends of bldg. Office
space and bath room.
MLS#103959. $300,000.

,p .buani BIua- uyiytiror
lot (two available)
101'x509 Over an acre per
lot. Significant X zone area.
Prime homesites with good
water. MLS#104662 -
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Great Lot in Improving sub-
division. Gulf View possible
and short walk to beach.
Adjacent lot also available.
MLS#105785 $225,00

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Subject to change without notice


A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review
Board meeting on Tuesday, July 5, 2005 at 6:00 RM. Central Time and at the
Wewahitchka Board of Commissioners meeting on Monday, July 11, 2005 at
6:45 RM. Central Time. Both public hearings will held in the Wewahitchka
City Hall located at 109 South Second Street, Wewahitchka, FL 32465. The
public hearings will be to discuss and act on the following.

1. Small Scale Land Use Change Taunton Development, Parcel
ID# 01911-015R and Parcel ID#01911-01 OR and the West half
of Parcel ID# 01901 -000R changing 9.8 acres of mixed
agriculture/residential to residential low density. Subject to all
development regulations required by the City of Wewahitchka,
2. Small Scale Land Use Change Cordie Preston Warren, Parcel
ID#02197-OOOR changing 2.76 acres of mixed agriculture/
residential to residential/low density. Subject to all development
regulations required by the City of Wewahitchka, Florida.
3. Small Scale Land Use Change Kenneth and Crystal A. Loyd,
Parcel ID# 02385-002R changing from residential low density
to mixed residential/commercial. Subject to all development
regulations required by the City of Wewahitchka, Florida.
4. Small Scale Land Use Change Claude M. Rish, Parcel
ID#02406-000R changing from residential low density to
mixed residential/commercial. Subject to all development
regulations required by the City of Wewahitchka, Florida.

The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Informa-
tion prior to the meeting can be viewed at City Hall located at 109 South
Second Street in Wewahitchka, Florida.

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Publish June 23 & 30, 2005

Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, June 30, 2005 13B



Microbiological Contaminants
Contaminant and Unit of Dates of MCL Level Range of MCLG MCL Likely Source of
Measurement sampling (mo. Violation Detected** Results Contamination
/yr.) Y/N
Radiological Contaminants
Alpha emitters (pCi/l) Sept-2003 N 4.5 14.4-4.5 1 0 15 [ Erosion of natural deposits

Contaminant and Unit of Dates of MCL Level Range of MCLG MCL Likely Source of
Measurement sampling (mo. Violation Detected** Results Contamination
/yr.) Y/N
Inorganic Contaminants
Fluoride (ppm) Sept 2003 N 1.4 0.6- 1.4 4 4 Erosion of natural
deposits; water additive
which promotes strong
teeth; discharge from
fertilizer and aluminum

The result in the Level Detected column for TTHMs is the highest of the four quarterly running annual averages of results from all sampling sites.

Contaminant and Dates of MCL Level Range MCLG or MCL or Likely Source of Contamination
Unit of sampling Violation Detected of MRDLG MRDL
Measurement (mo. /yr.) Y/N Results
Stage 1 Disinfectant/Disinfection By-Product (D/DBP) Parameters
Chlorine (ppm) Jan-Dec N 1.12 0.8- MRDLG = 4 MRDL = 4 Water additive used to control
2004 1.6 microbes
Haloacetic Acids July N 3 1.1 NA MCL = 60 By-product of drinking water
(five) (HAAS) (ppb) 2004 4.9 disinfection
TTHM [Total July N 2.5 ND-5 NA MCL =80 By-product of drinking water
trihalomethanes] 2004 disinfection

Lead and Copper (Tap Water)
Copper (tap Jun\Sep N 0.07 0 of 20 1.3 1.3 Corrosion of household plumbing systems;
water) (ppm) 2003 ppm erosion of natural deposits; leaching from wood
Lead (tap water) Jun\Sep N 4.0 0 of 20 0 15 Corrosion of household plumbing systems,
(ppb) 2003 ppb erosion of natural deposits

The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally
occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.
Contaminants that may be present in source water include:
(A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
(B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban'stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production,
mining, or farming.
(C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses.
(D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations,
urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems.
(E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.
In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regula-
tions establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health.
Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk.
More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.
In our continuing efforts to maintain a safe and dependable water supply it may be necessary to make improvements in your water system. The costs of these improvements may be reflected in the rate structure. Rate ad-
justments may be necessary in order to address these improvements.
Thank you for allowing us to continue providing your family with clean, quality water this year. In order to maintain a safe and dependable water supply we sometimes need to make improvements that will benefit all of
our customers. These improvements are sometimes reflected as rate structure adjustments. Thank you for understanding.
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone
organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care
providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).
We at Lighthouse Utilities Co., Inc. would like you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to insuring the quality of your
water. If you have any questions or concerns about the information provided, please feel free to call any of the numbers listed.

Publish June 30, 2005

Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 6"7 years

14B The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, June 30, 2005

Lighthouse Utilities Company Inc.

P. O. Box #428

Port St Joe, FL 32457


2004 Quality Water Report

We're pleased to present to you this year's Annual Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water and services we deliver to you every day. Our constant goal is to provide you with a
safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality
of your water. Our water source is ground water from two wells. The wells draw from the Floridan Aquifer. Because of the excellent quality of our water, the only treatment required is chlorine for disinfection purposes.
The Department of Environmental Protection is in the process of conducting Source Water Assessments (SWA) for all public water systems in Florida. These assessments will identify and assess any potential sources of con-
tamination in the vicinity of your water supply. A SWA report for this system is available or will be by July 1, 2005 at the DEP SWAPP web site: www.dep.state.fl.us/swapp.

If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact James R. Simmons @ 850.227.7427. We encourage our valued customers to be informed about their water utility.
Lighthouse Utilities Co., Inc. routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws, rules, and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this report is based on the results of
our monitoring for the period of January I to December 31, 2004.
As authorized and approved by EPA, the State has reduced monitoring requirements for certain contaminants to less often than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants are not expected to vary
significantly from year to year. Some of our data, though representative, is more than one year old.
In the table below, you may find unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. To help you better understand these terms we've provided the following definitions:
Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking'water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL: The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.
Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG: The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to
control microbial contaminants.
Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant that, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow.
"ND" means not detected and indicates that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis.

Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/I) one part by weight of analyte to 1 million parts by weight of the water sample.
*Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (pg/I) one part by weight of analyte to I billion parts by weight of the water sample.
Picocurie per liter (pCi/L) measure of the radioactivity in water.

Established 1937 Servina Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, June 30, 2005 15B


File No. 03-197-CP
You are hereby notified
that an Order of Summary
Administration has been
entered in the Estate of HARVEY
ELVIN DAVIS, deceased, File
Number 05-37 PR, by the
Circuit Court for Gulf County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 1000 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Room 148,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456; that
the decedent's date of death
was February 29, 2004; that
the total value of the state is
$650.00 and that the names
and addresses of those to whom
it has been assigned by such
order are:
Sherry Wert
108 S. Gray Avenue
Panama City, FL 32401
Christina Killingsworth
2845 Buddy Biway
Alford, FL 32420
Debra Myrlene Turner
5535 Hathaway Road
Panama City, FL 32404
All creditors of the estate
of the decedent and persons
having claims or demands
against the estate of the dece-
dent other than those for whom
provision for full payment was
made in the Order of Summary
Administration must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
The date of first publication
of this Notice is June 16, 200S.
Attorney for Person Giving
Sher L. Allan, Esquire
731 Oak Avenue
Panama City, Florida 32401
Florida Bar# 0847951
(850) 914-2220 ,
Person Giving Notice:
Sherry Wert
108 Gray Avenue
Panama City, FL 32401
Publish June 23 & 30, 2005


The administration of the
JONES, deceased, File Number
05-41-PR, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Gulf County,
Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All persons on whom this
notice is served who have objec-
tions that > challenge the valid-
ity of the will, the qualifications
of the personal representa-
tive, venue, or jurisdiction of
this Court are required to file
their objections with this Court

All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands > against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served
within three (3) months after
the date of the first publica-
tion of this notice must file
their claims with this Court
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons having
clailns or demands against
the decedent's estate must file
their claims with this Court
The date of first publication
of this Notice is June 23, 2005.
Attorney for Personal
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Telephone: (850) 227-1159
Florida Bar No. 699070

Personal Representative:
Dorothy E. Jones
811 West Jackson St.
Pensacola Fl. 32501
Publish June 23,& 30, 2005

To consider adoption of an
Ordinance relating to the dis-
cretionary one-half cent sales
that the Gulf County Board
of County Commissioners will
hold a public hearing -to con-
sider adoption of an Ordinance
with the following title:
The public hearing will be
held during the Gulf County
Board ofCounty Commissioner's
meeting on Tuesday, July 12',
2005 at 6:00 p.m. est. in the
County Commissioner's meet-
ing room in the Robert M. Moore
Administration. Building, Gulf
County Courthouse Complex,
Port St. Joe, Florida.
All interested persons
may appear and be heard
with respect to the proposed
Ordinance. If a person decides
to appeal any decisions made
by the Gulf County Commission
with respect to any matter con-
sidered at this hearing, he/
she will need a record of the
proceedings and that for such
purpose he/she may .need to
ensure a verbatim record of the
proceedings made and which
would include any evidence
upon which the appeal is to
be based.
A copy of the proposed
Ordinance is available for
inspection on weekdays
between the hours of 9:00 a.m.
est., and 5:00 p.m. est. at the
Office of the Clerk of Court,
Gulf County Courthouse, 1000
C.G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida, 32456.."
Publish Date June 23, and
June 30, 2005

To consider adoption of an

Ordinance relating to garbage
receptacles on various rights'
that the Gulf County Board
of County Commissioners will
hold a public hearing to con-
sider adoption of an Ordinance
with the following title:
The public hearing will be
held during the Gulf County
Board ofCounty Commissioner's
meeting on Tuesday, July 12,
2005 at 6:00 p.m. est. in the
County Commissioner's meet-
ing room in the Robert M. Moore
Administration Building, Gulf
County Courthouse Complex,
Port St, Joe, Florida.
All interested persons
may appear and be heard
with respect to the proposed
Ordinance. If a person decides
to appeal any decisions made
by the Gulf County Commission
with respect to any matter con-
sidered at this hearing, 'he/
she will need a record of the
proceedings and that for such
purpose he/she may need to
ensure a verbatim record of the
proceedings made and which
would include any evidence
upon which the appeal is to
be based.
A copy of the proposed
Ordinance is available for
inspection on weekdays
between the hours of 9:00 a.m.
Sest.;;and 5:00 p.m. est. at the
Office of the Clerk of Court,
Gulf County Courthouse, 1000
C.G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida, 32456.
Ad #2005-044
Publish Dates June 23, and
June 30, 2005

And Wife, ABIGAIL J.
vs. -
CASE NO.: 05-071CA
2750 Lewis Drive, Port Huron,
MI 48060
that an action to foreclose a
mortgage on and encumbering
the following property in Gulf
County, Florida:

A parcel of land lying
and being in Section 36,
Township 3 South, Range
10 West, Gulf County,
Florida, containing 1
acre, more or less, and
being more particularly
described as follows:

Commence at the
Northwest Corner of.
Section 36, Township 4
South, Range 10 West:
thence go South 00
degrees 21 minutes 52
seconds West along the
West linb' f said Section
36 for 1359.66 feet to a
point of intersection with
the Southerly right of way
line of Our Town Road (as
monumented); thence go
North 81 degrees 38 min-
utes 24 seconds East along
, aid Southerly right of way
line of Our Town Road for
1315.52 feet for the POINT
Point of Beginning con-
tinue North 81 degrees
38 minutes 24 seconds
East along said Southerly

tion. Under rule 62-110.106(4)
of the Florida Administrative
Code, a person whose substan-
tial interests are affected by the
Department's action may also
request an extension of time to
file a petition for an administra-
tive hearing. The Department
may, for good cause shown,
grant the request for an exten-
sion of time. Requests for exten-
sion of time must be filed with
the Office of General Counsel
of the Department at 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail
Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3000 prior to the appli-
cable deadline. A timely request
for extension of time shall toll
the running of the time period
for filing a petition until the
request is acted upon. Upon
motion by the requesting party
showing that the failure to file a
request for an extension of time
before the deadline was the
result of excusable neglect, the
Department may also grant the
requested extension of time.

-The petitioner shall mail a
copy of the petition to the appli-
cant at the address indicated
above at the time of filing. The
failure of any person to file a
petition for an administrative
hearing within the appropriate
time period shall constitute a
waiver of that right.
A petition that disputes the
material facts on which the
Department's action is based
must contain the following
(a) The name and
address of each agency affected
and each agency's file or identi-
fication number, if known;
(b) The name, address,
and telephone number of the
petitioner; the name, address,
and telephone number of the
petitioner's representative, if
any, which shall be the address
for service purposes during the
course of the proceeding; and
an explanation of how the peti-
tioner's substantial interests
are or will be affected by the

agency determination;
(c) A statement of
when and how the petitioner
received notice of the agency
(d) A statement of all
disputed issues of material fact.
If there are none, the petition
must so indicate;
(e) A concise state-
ment of the ultimate facts
alleged, including the specific
facts the petitioner contends
warrant reversal or modifica-
tidn of the agency's proposed
(f) A statement of the
specific rules or statutes that
the petitioner contends require
reversal or modification of the
agency's proposed action; and
(g) A statement of the
relief sought by the petitioner,
stating precisely the action that
the petitioner wishes the agen-
cy to take with respect to the
agency's proposed action.
A petition that does not
dispute the material facts on

which the Department's action
is based shall state that no
such facts are in dispute and
otherwise shall contain the
same information as set forth
above, as required by rule 28-
Undersections 120.569(2)(c)
and (d) of the Florida Statutes,
a petition for administrative
hearing shall be dismissed by
the agency if the petition does
not substantially comply with
the above requirements or is
untimely filed.
Complete copies of all
documents relating to this
determination of exemption
are available for public inspec-
tion during normal business
hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, at
the Department's Northwest
District office, located at
160 Governmental Center,
Pensacola, Florida 32501.
Publish June 30, 2005

right of way line for 100
feet; thence go South 08
degrees 21 minutes 36
seconds East for 430.00
feet; thence go South 81
degrees 38 minutes 24
seconds West for 100.00
feet; thence go North 08
degrees 21 minutes 36 sec-
onds West for 430.00 feet
to the Point of Beginning.

has been filed against you and
that you are required to serve
a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on S. Russell
Scholz, Rish, Gibson, Scholz
and Groom, P.A., Plaintiffs'
attorney, whose address is 206
East Fourth Street, Post Office
Box 39, Port St. Joe, FL 32457,
within thirty (30) days after the
first publication of this notice,
and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiffs' attorney or
immediately thereafter; other-
wise a default will be 'entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint.
As Deputy Clerk
Publish June 23 & 30 2005


In the Matter of an Application
for a Consolidated Wetland
Resource Permit by:
Permit Number:
County: Gulf
Jay Landers
c/o Garlick Environmental
Assoc., Inc.
Post Office Box 385
Apalachicola, FL 32329
The Department of
Environmental Protection gives
notice of permit issuance for the
installation of a, 1200 square
foot single family dock, consist-
ing of a 270 x 4 foot access
dock with a 6 x 20 foot terminal
platform, to be built five feet
above mean high water with the
last two feet lowered to three
feet above mean high water,
with 7/8 inch spacing between
planks, with one boatlift, to be
located on Main Sail Road, 4th
lot on left, Port St. Joe, Section
6 Township 8-S Range 12-W,
N 29 42' 53" / W 85 22' 50",
in the St. Joseph Bay Aquatic
Preserve, Class II Waters,
Approved Shellfish Harvesting
Area, in Gulf County.
A 'person whose substan-
tial interests are affected by
the Department's action may
petition for an administrative
proceeding (hearing) under sec-
tions 120.569 and 120.57 of
the Florida Statutes. The peti-
tion must contain the informa-
tion set forth below and must
be filed (received by the clerk)
in the Office of General Counsel
of the Department at 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard,
Mail Station 35, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-3000.
Mediation is not available.
If a timely and sufficient
petition for an administrative
hearing is filed, other persons
whose substantial interests
will be affected by the outcome
of the administrative process
have the right to petition to
intervene in the proceeding.
Intervention will be permitted
only at the discretion of the
presiding officer upon the filing
of a motion in compliance with
rule 28-106.205 of the Florida
Administrative Code.
In accordance with
rule 62-110.106(3), Florida
Administrative Code, petitions
for an administrative hearing
by the applicant must be filed
within 21 days of receipt of this
written notice. Petitions filed
by any persons other than the
applicant, and other than those
entitled to written notice under
section 120.60(3) bf the Florida
Statutes must be filed within
21 days of publication of the
notice or within 21 days of
receipt of the written notice,
whichever occurs first. Under
section 120.60(3) of the Florida
Statutes, however, any person
who has asked the Department
for notice of agency action may
file a petition within 21 days of
receipt of such notice, regard-
less of the date of publica-

APRIL 12, 2005
Upon inquiry by
Commission r McLemore,
Sheriff Upchurch discussed
the final costs that. the
Sheriffs Office incurred dur-
ing the flood. Upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, sec-
ond by Commissioner Traylor,
and unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to amend the General
Fund by reducing Reserve for
Contingencies, in the amount of
$29,114.58, to pay this amount
to the Sheriffs Office (expenses
incurred during the flood sal-
ary, fuel, supplies, etc..).
Veterans' Service Officer
Williams discussed the County's
recent discussion regarding out-
sourcing the S.H.IP. Program,
and stated that Florida Housing
Finance has called inquiring
about the status. He reported
that he has met with Danny
Bolden regarding this matter,
and stated that Florida Housing
Finance (will assist out-source
company) has requested that
they be notified if/when the
County decides to out-source
the SH.I.P. Program. After
discussion, Veterans' Service
Officer Williams stated that he
is in support of out-sourcing
this program.
Veterans' Service Officer
Williams discussed Franklin
County and Gulf County
Veterans' Service Officers help-
ing one another when one
of them is out of the office
(vacation, sick, travel, etc.),
and requested a Thank You
Letter be submitted to the
Franklin County Veterans'

Service Officer and Franklin
County B.C.C. Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second-
ed by Commissioner Barnes,
and unanimous vote, the Board
approved this request.
Upon inquiry by
Chairman Peters regarding
pay if the S.H.I.P. Program is
out-sourced, Veterans' Service
Officer Williams stated that
the S.H.I.P. is funded- annu-
ally (October -1st), and he is
not concerned about the pay.
He stated that without the
S.H.I.P. Program the new offi-
cer can focus more on Veterans'
needs. Upon inquiry, County
Attorney 'McFarland reported
that the program would have
to go through the bid process.
Upon inquiry by Chairman
Peters regarding a shortfall,
Clerk Norris reported that if the
S.H.I.P. Program is out-sourced
the Clerk's Office would not be
able to perform the accounting
Road Department
Superintendent Knee reported
that he took representatives
from F.E.M.A. and D.O.T. on a
tour of the flooded areas within
the County (Iola Landing Road,
Old Bay City Road, Howard
Creek, etc.) He thanked the
Sheriff's Office for allowing
him the use of a truck. Road
Department Superintendent
Knee discussed working on his
budget, and inquired about the
status of the Bay City Sand Pit.'
Clay Smallwood, of The St. Joe
Company, appeared before the
Board to report that he will
review this issue.
Upon discussion by
Solid Waste Director Danford,
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to approve the pur-

chase of a chemical storage
building (on an emergency
basis) from U.S. Chemical
Storage, in the amount of
$19,985.00 (to be paid from a"
75/25 grant). Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Traylor, Solid'
Waste Director Danford stated
that they have begun spraying
for mosquitos (overtime).
'Upon discussion by
Humah Resources Director
Manuel, Commissioner Barnes
motioned to adopt the new
Sexual Harassment Policy (to
be included in the Personnel
Policy). Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
Human Resources
Director Manuel reported
that the 2nd Annual County
Employee Health Fair was a
great success.
Human Resources
Director Manuel reported that
there will be a fire truck train-
ing class at 10:00 a.m., E.D.T.
on April 28th in the E.O.C.
Parking Lot.
Human Resources
Director Manuel reported that
she's working on job descrip-
tions for county employees
and updating the Personnel
Policy. Commissioner Williams
thanked Human Resources
Director Manuel for her efforts
in getting this project com-
Bobby Pickels, 'repre-

sentative of U.S. Congressman
Boyd, appeared before
the Board to report that
Congressman Boyd has created
a Health Care Committee with-
in his Congressional District,
and requested an appointed
representative from each dis-
trict (will meet once per quar-
ter). Chairman Peters passed
the Chair to Vice Chairman
McLemore and motioned to
appoint Jim McKnight to serve
as Gulf County's representative.
Commissioner Barnes second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously. Chairman
McLemore returned the Chair
to Commissioner Peters.
After discussion,
Commissioner Williams
motioned to appoint Loretta
Costin as Chairman of the Vision
Committee. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
Commissioner Williams
discussed his concerns regard-
ing stormwater and ditches,
and requested that this issue be
reviewed. He stated that there
is no code enforcement On cul-
vert installation. Commissioner
Williams discussed -presenting
a plan to the Board for review.
Commissioner Williams
reported that he has received
calls regarding the need to
spray for mosquitos.
Commissioner Williams
reported that due to the flood,
District III's Spring Clean-up
will be re-scheduled.
Commissioner Williams

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16B 9.THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL 0 THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2005 Established 1938 Serving Gulf County and surrounding areas for 67 years
R ates: Classified Display ads Friday at 11:00 a.m. EST
Line ads: $5.00 for the first 3 lines. $0.15 each additional line: Line ads Monday at 11:00 a.m. EST
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-each additional week thetlmes@pcnh.com

LOST CAT, 20th Street-
Garrison Plantation. Dark
Gray & White with white
boots on back legs. Call

Gallon aquarium with trop-
ical fish, 20 gallon aquari-
um with gold fish, also 50
gallon pond with, large
gold fish. Will sell large
gold fish separate or with
pond. Call 639-2738 Wewa
for details

male, 1.5 yrs, All shots &
vaccines, spayed. Indoor/
Outdoor dog. Very energet-
ic and loves people. Nina
,is a high maintenance dog,
but would make a great pet
for a committed family.
Doesn't work well with small
children and small or old
pets. Please call 387-4175.

Satisfaction guaranteed.
Call 850-639-2791

cleaning service. Residen-
tial, vacation rental, weekly
or bi-weekly rates. Call
229-1654. Leave message.

Computer Repair
115 Coronado Street
Saint Joe Beach, Fl
Virus detection and remov-
al, upgrades, free phone
support, internet repair,
Services are done at pro-
fessional level for an hon-
est price.
Call 850-647-2976

i! Affordable !
Home Improvements
Sheetrock work,Textured
Ceilings & Repairs, etc.
850-896-6197, David

Reliable' Mexico Beach
couple will landscape,
mow, clean gutters & etc.
Also Available for Port St.
Joe, Wewa & The Cape.
Dan & Diana 227-8225 or
648-5081 or 227-5770

37 -9
GOLDEN RULE Pet sitting
service. Going away &
wish not to jail'the 4 leg-
ged kids. Working long
hours & need the dog
walked. Mature, reliable
pet owner & sitter. (in busi-
ness 6 years) Will make
house visit. (mail pick up &
plant care incl'd) Referred
by local vet. Call Diana
227-5770 or 648-5081


RETAIL Office Supply
Company needs a person
who has good people
skills, run cashier, answer
phones, helps stock shelv-
es, & run copy machines.
Paid Holidays, Vacation,
Employee health Insur-
ance and 401 KO. Apply in
person Ramseys' Printing
and Office products. 209
Reid Ave, PSJ. M-F, 9-5

has openings for Recep-
tionist and LPN. Full Time
with Benefits. Please apply
to Shoreline Medical
Group, 419 Baltzell Ave.,
Port St. Joe, or call Linda
at 229-8010.

LPN Position available.
Skills needed include pa-
tient triage, scheduling re-
ferrals, vital signs, adminis-
tration of vaccines, among
others. Full-time with ben-
efits. Please apply to
Shoreline Medical Group,
419 Baltzell Ave, or call
Linda at 850-229-8010.

The Gulf County Health
Department has one (1)
opening for a Registered
Nurse in the School Health
Program. Starting Salary:
$952.81 bi-weekly. Finger-
printing and Emergency
Duties Required. 10-Month
per. Year Position; Based
In Gulf County Schools,
Port St. Joe. For more in-
formation, contact Lesla
Hathaway at (850)
227-1276, ext. 149.
This Agency is accepting
electronic applications
only for this position. Re-
fer to Requisition Number
64086507. Closing date is
July 7, 2005
Apply at: people
fir st.myflorida. com
for assistance, contact:
People First at

Group Treatment

Eckerd Youth
Alternatives, Inc.
Eckerd Youth Alternatives
is seeking a Group Treat-
ment Coordinator for. our
juvenile justice program
serving at risk youth locat-
ed in Vemon, FL. Respon-
sibilities include individual,
group, amd family counsel-
ing, monitor and docu-
ment treatment, and for-
mulate and implement
family intervention plans.
Bachelor's degree in a hu-
man services field and 2
years exp. working with
children with serious emo-
tional disturbances or sub-
stance abuse problems.
Send resumes to:
Margie James, EYA,
100 N. Starcrest Dr.
Clearwater, FL 33765
fax: 727-461-4387;
Online: www.eckerd.org

St. Joseph's Bay
Country Club
Now taking applications
Must be 18 yrs of age. Ro-
tating weekends, paid holi-
days, occasional evenings.
Approx. 30 hrs per week.
Year round employment.
Submit application in per-
son at 700 Country Club
Rd., or fax to 229-7199.

D e -ra

Customer Sales &
GT Corn, a total commu-
nications company provid-
er in Northwest Florida
with 55,000 access lines,
has vacancy for a Cus-
tomer Sales & Service Su-
pervisor at their Port St.
Joe location call center.
Reporting to the Director
of CS&S, successful can-
didate will be responsible
for the overall direction,
coordination and develop-
ment of assigned group
and day-to-day operations,
including staffing, perfor-
mance measures, stand-
ard operating procedures,
and meeting sales and
service goals and objec-
tives. A BS degree or
equivalent experience and
three to six years of expe-
rience in a call center envi-
ronment, including at least
one year of leadership or
supervisory experience is
We offer a competitive sal-
ary and benefits package
including 401K. Please re-
spond in confidence with
salary requirement to:
Susan Machemer
Human Resources
GT Com
R 0. Box 220
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
FAX: 850-229-8689

Are you looking for a sum-
mer job? We have the job
for you. Must be 18 yrs or
older, must be able to
work nights & some week-
ends. Call Patricia at Cape
Trading Post 229-8775 or
come by at 4795 Cape
San Bias Rd. Port St. Joe.

' Extraordinary

People Needed
Looking for career-minded extraordinary
people with great people skills, valid drivers
license required.
Position(s) available in Gulf & Bay Counties.
Job Summary(s): '
Inspectors (Cape San Bias) Inspects rent-
al homes including bathrooms, living areas,
kitchens and foyers. Keen eye for cleanliness
Maintenance (St. Joe Beach/Mexico
Beach) Maintains and repairs physical struc-
tures of buildings and maintains grounds/build-
ings by assisting other departments. License not
We are an Equal. Opportunity Employer.

Cape San Blas 229-2777
St. Joe Beach 647-3333
With Anchor, you will be on the road _
to an exciting career challenge with
wonderful opportunities.

SAndirar aratiovn 1ropertits, 3n.


Attn: Production
We have positions at
doing machine opera-
tions for 2nd & 3rd shift.
Mileage could be paid
depending on where
you live. Position will be
long term & lots of over-
time. Call for Appoint-
651 W. 14th St., Ste B
(Behind Bay Lincoln
on 15th)

taurant now hiring. Day
time Server & Dishwasher.
Apply in person: 980 Cape
San Bias Rd 850-625-5561

needed Carpenters. Trans-
portation a must. Good
pay. Call Williard Gilbert

Call Gaddis Construction.

Apply at 2176 Hwy 98
Port St. Joe, FL

NEEDED NOW! No expe-
rience required. CDL Train-
ing is now available in your
area. Covenant Transport
has immediate openings
for entry-level semi drivers.
Our avg. Drivers earn more
than $36k first year. OTR
and Regional runs get you
home weekly. Train for top

every night. 1 years experi-
ence. Clean MVR. Class A
& B license. $300 Sign- On
-Bonus after 90 Days. Call

Assisted Living
had immediate open-
ings for the following
1 Part Time
Activities Director
(20+ hours per week,
very flexible hours) This
position will grow to Full
time with benefits over
the next 6 months.
1 Part Time
Resident Care Tech
1 Part Time
Dietary Assistant
(flexible scheduling)
Geri-Care is an equal
opportunity employer.
We take pride in our
jobs, we work together
'as a team and family,
and our residents are
treated with love, com-
passion and respect. If
you are interested in
joining our team and
making a difference in
senior's lives, please
call us at: 647-2626.
Ask to speak with Mari-
on are Sharon.

is accepting applications
for a
Veterans Service
as defined in the Florida
Statutes 292.11. Applica-
tions and a complete job
description are available in
our HR office or at
ment.com E.O.E. Applica-
tion deadline is Friday,
7/1/05 5:00 pm E.S.T. For
more information, please
contact Denise Manual,
Human Resources Director
at 850-229-5335. Gulf
County enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Pol-
icy and is an Equal Oppor-
tunity/Affirmative Action


Run Mega OR Short Haul
Home Nightly &/OR
Once During the
Week & Weekends!
Lease/Purchase Available
Own your own Truck!
No Money/Credit?
No Problems
CDL-A w/2 years TT exper.
Shelton Trucking
Must be Multi-Talented.
Fax work exp. or resume
to 850-229-9422. Or call
8a-4p Est. 850-229-9300
MILCOM Systems
Wanted for project at
Washington Correctional
Institute. Pay based on ex-
perience, Benefits, EOE.
Send resume to
systems.com or fax
B Dump Truck Drivers -
Must pass DOT drug
screen, physical and have
a clean driving record.
Competitive pay, health
insurance, paid holidays,
paid vacation and a good
working environment. Call
850-229-6018 or email re-
sume to crsmithandson@
gtcom.net EOE/Drug
Free Workplace
Needed in GOLF SHOP at
St. Joseph's Bay Country
Club. 25-30 hours per
week. Play golf twice a
week free. Will train. Retir-
ees Welcome. Apply at
700 Country Club Rd., or
fax resume to: 229-7199.
PART-TIME Help Wanted:
The Scallop Cove BP Sta-
tion at 4310 Cape San
Bias Road is looking for
part time summer. Thurs-
day, Saturday, and Sun-
day mornings from 6:30
am to 2:30 pm. More
hours may become availa-
ble, If desired. Pay is 8:00
an hour. Contact Jill Davis
at 227-1573 or stop by.
days, short order cook, ex-
perienced preferred, trans-
portation a must. No drugs
or drinks. Must pass back-
ground check and drug
test. Call 625-6001.
needed, Duties include: fil-
ing, answering phone,
data entry. Exp. pref'd, but
not required. Call
850-229-6018 or apply at
1730 Trout Ave.
VATIONIST Full' Time po-
sition open for a mature
person with leadership
qualities. Ability to multi-
task & meet the public pro-
fessionally is necessary.
Call Todayl Parker Realty
of Mexico Beach, Inc.
648-5777, fax 648- 5779
The Port Inn
is now accepting applica-
tions for a full time guest
service agent, but part
time candidates will also
be given consideration.
This position is a swing
shift requiring two 11p-7a
(night audit) shifts per
week. Weekends and holi-
days are required. The ide-
al candidate will have pre-
vious computer and guest
service skills, but we are
willing to train the right
person. Health Insurance
is available after 90 days
to all full time employees.
If you are great with
guests, and excellent
problem solver and have a
desire to be the best, we
want you. Come join our
family! E.O.E.
Apply in person at:

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Port St. Joe, FL 32456



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S to beach, 3br, 2ba, double
MINI STORAG wide on corner lot.
OI.4OGuarri onAve,PortStJoe~,l $415,000 B00.215-4428
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J PSTORAGE beach. 3br, 2ba, split BR,
open fir plan, FR 10' ceil-

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MOVINGI MUST SELLI I Day: 227-7200 except carpeted BR's.
Antiqu vanity, computer Night: 647-3882 Master BA has jacuzzi,
desk, beige recliner, Curio 3 BR, 2 BA, in Beacon Hill, g. t 6 back screen porch has hot
cabinet, & more. 639-2738 walking distance to dedi- St. Joe Beach tub, too many extras to list.
Wewa cated beach, unfurn w/ ap- $398k. 850-647-6110
TIFFIN LINE Used fur pliances, 6 mths lease,
TIFFIN LINE Used furni- $850 mo. 899-4175/Sally. -
ture 1.5 years old, 1 queen
sleeper, love seat, beach 3 BR, 3 BA, nice, quiet, V
design, 1 coffee table, 1 family brick home, only 2[U
end table, 1 dinning table, blocks away from beach, GULF VIEW LOT, 50x125.
6 chairs, 4 bar stools, TV $1200 mo ayCall 850-647- Steps to beach. Older trail-
stand, all white. Original 8100 er, presently rented..$399k
price $4,000, Sell price Call 850-647-9214
$1,700. 229-1968. CUTE REFURBISHED 2 800 Real Estate OVERSTREET, 579 Pal-
Reeves .' br, 2 ba House w/office or metto Dr. Large vacant lot
ft':? extra bdrm, Ig bkyd, W&D -80 with 1 of the highest eleva-
Furniture & Refinishing ;:,. hkup, long term lease. Cfl m itions in Overstreet. Lot has
234 Reid Ave, 229-6374 1404 Long Ave., PSJ. This 8U V IS been cleared. Lot size
Tempur-pedic Beds House will not last long. apprx. 94x350. Home or
Oreck Vacuums Call Ron today!,258-3425. 2176 HWY 98, 4 Lots, mobile home OK. Located
MEXICO BEACH. No great possibilities for on paved street before
MEXICO BEACH. No multi-family, currently a bridge. $98,000. Joan
K. smoking/pets, 3br, 2ba fur- convenience store with Lovelace, Mexico Beach
nished mobile home with gas pumps. $1,700,000. Harmon Realty, local cell
'- ", Ready to deck, dishwasher, fridge, Call Joan Lovelace (Cell 850-527-2560 or call
.... Finish washer & dryr incld 527-2560) Mexico Beach 800-239-4959
"-'" Furniture Call 770-894-2345 239-4959Harmon Realty (800 ST JOE BEACH, Deed re-
C5239-4959. stricted .subdivision, sec-
h ond tier, $199,000. Call
O4f 7850-647-6110
STUDIO APT. furnished, BAY POINT Point Water- lot, 76x141 new Magnolia
util. incl., Mexico Beach front TH, 2 BR, 2 BA, 1 car Bluff Subdivision. Backs
648-5033 garage, Furn, $565K. Gulf up to conservation area.
Sands Realty, Inc. (850) Brick, paved entry way,
381-1609 or 654-4309 lighted streets, under-
K ground utilities, $219,900.
72 iiCall Joan Lovelace (Cell
? N527-2560) Mexico Beach
ON THE BEACH- Mexico Harmon Realty
Beach Townhouse, practi-
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owned, $1000/week. Call ST. JOE BEACH, Sea
(229) 248-1644. Bank Foreclosures. Shores Subdivision, 301
Free list of: Nautilus Dr. Nice 80x150
Foreclosed properties, lot in excellent location.
Receive a free, High elevation. 2nd block
Computerized printout from beach in area of new
3 FAMILY YARD Free recorded message homes, underground util-
SALE! 1800-605-0724 ties including sewer,
207 16th St. PSJ Fri. 1st & ,, ID # 1142 $279,900. Call Joan Love-
Sat. 2nd. 8am-. Codwell Banker Forgotten lace(Cell 527-2560) Mexi-
720 ORTNER AVE Coast Realty co Beach Harmon Realty
720 FORTNER AVE. ( J (800)239-4959
Mexico Beach, Sat. July 2, Commercia For Sale By www.thebeachsite.com
7am central time until Iy Rentals Owner
12pm. Furniture, paintings, Marin R A WATERFRONT
nautical things, a little bit 615 Marvin,'3 BR, 2BA, COMMUNITY
of everything. OA tro l $195,000. Call 647-3801 $175,000 To $660,000
R nt 9 or 647-9282 Wonderful Surroundings
GARAGE SALE! New Homes On Financing Available
309 6th Street Marvin donyarbrough com
Sat, July 2nd America's Mini Call 647-9282596-7571 850-227-5887
8am-Noon Storage & Office 64-9282/596-7571 850-648-4618
Ladies clothes, misses & Complex GREAT FAMILY Col Coldwell Banker
plus sizes, Tracfon(5 Complo G a do e Residential Real Estate
months old) Motorolla.V60 All Sizes available pound. 3br, 2b, doue 850-868-0405
I, drinking fountain, 30" Boat & RV Storage, wide + bunk house for the -
gas stove & more. & climate controlled kids. 305 Georgia Ave.
storage available. Mexico Beach. $250k. Call
S850-229-8014 or 850-385-0488
57 850-258-4691 MEXICO BEACH 507
5Georgia 3 BR, 2 BA Mobile
FOR LEASE Commercial home on large corner lot.
HOT TUB Office and warehouse stor- Screened porch in front -
Best Deal on (HYDRO age. In St. Joe commerce deck in back. Fenced in
SPA) wlwarranty. Never park located on Industrial back yard Short walk to
used, seats 5 w/lounger, Rd. (FL Hwy 382) behind beach. $295,000. Joan ON THE OUTSKIRTS of
Affordable- $1995. 850- Arizona Chemical. Each Lovelace, Mexico Beach WN w very nice 2 R,
648-1088 or 628-6858. space consists of an office, Harmon Realty. (800) Wewa, very nice 2 BR, 1
bath, storage closet and 239-4959. Local 527-2560 BA M.H., CH/A, furnish-
150 GALLON PROPAIN warehouse with 10' roll up www.thebeachsite.com edd, with/ without utilities.
GAS TANK, double stain- door. Convenient to all lo- $575 until/ $450 without. No
less sink with faucet set,. cations, 1/2 mile off Hwy MEXICO BEACH Trade pets, references required.
ALSO: A LOTS OF 98. 1000 sq.ft. each space. Winds B beachside, Call 850-648-5905
PLANTS! Can be seen at: $550 per month. 12 month Gulfview, 3 BR, 3.5 BA
1008 Woodward Ave. leases. One month securi- townhouse, garage, fur- TRAILER FOR
MATCHING SOFA & ty deposit. Office (850) nished, like new cond. RENT!
LOVESEAT Blue, In good 229-8014. Home (850) $495,000. Joan Lovelace Call 648-5306
condition, $100. 229-8142. 229-8030 cell Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
condition, $100. 229-8142. 850-258-4691 alty 800-239-4959 local AA
850-527-2560 www.
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Mexico Beach 1983 17' BOSTON WHAL-
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Best Buy-Reuced! rude, aluminum trailer, 220
1350+ sf. Cottage in high gallon gas tank, $5900
& dry family area. EZ stroll Call 850-648-5901.
to beach. $339,900
PLUS SMALL ENGINE Call Don Yarbrough 2000 KEY LARGO 190,
600 Financial REPAIRS 850-648-4618 t-top, wide beam, all elec-
Coldwell Banker tronics, lights fore & aft,
NOW AVAILABLE Residential spotlights, duel batteries,
6_ _Climate Control 850-769-8971 live well, SS prop, 125 salt
VV MMEXICO BEACH, 1008 seat, galvanized trailer, life
St. Joe 15th St., The Palms, new jackets, $11,000 obo. Can
IF YOU HAVE DRIVE, de- Rent-All Inc construction, 4br/2ba, over be seen@ 454 Pineda St.,
sire, and passion to make 1400sf, community pool & Port St. Joe Beach or call
some real money working 706 First Street club house, master BA on 850-509-9902.
from home, call 877- 1st floor. $329,900. Joan
407-3119 Phone 227-21 12 Lovelace, 527-2560, Mexi- 27FT STAMAS open sport
co Beach Harmon Realty, fisherman with 225 Suzuki
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FT positions with benefits package yard, attached carport,
in busy, fast-growing insurance On 78x100 lot. $209,900.
office. Must be 18 years old with 2Joan ovMlo Cell 2 nT
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reported that due to the flood
there has been a delay in the
Town Hall Meetings.
Commissioner Williams
reported that he attended the
Port Authority meeting with the
City ofPort St. Joe, and they
are working on a plan.'
Commissioner Barnes
thanked all who helped during
tie flood.
Commissioner Barnes
reported that District V's Spring
Clean-up will be on May 2nd
through May 6th (one time pick
up), and District Ill's Spring
Clean-up will be on May 16th

through May 20th.
Commissioner McLemore
discussed Board Policy regard-
ing Supervisors. Commissioner
McLemore motioned to include
in the Board Policy that
when a Commissioner gives a
Supervisor (Department Head)
a task, he is responsible for
doing the job. If another
Commissioner has a problem
with the request, the issue will
need to be presented to the
Board for a vote. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion for
discussion and, after discus-
sion, the motion passed unani-,

Chairman Peters dis-
cussed a letter from the State
regarding the voting system
for the Supervisor of Elections.
County Attorney McFarland
stated that they need new
software (upgrade). Chairman
Peters discussed the cost to
the County. Upon inquiry
by Commissioner McLemore,
County Attorney McFarland
stated that the upgrade will
need to be in place before the
next election. Commissioner
Williams inquired about instal-
lation time and training.
Chairman Peters called a
Special Meeting to be held on
Thursday, April 14th, 2005 at
12:00 p.m., E.D.T. to discuss
the Selective Service Board.


After discussion by members
of the Board, Veterans' Service
Officer Williams discussed
the letter submitted from
the Selective Service System
regarding appointment of a
representative, to serve (may
need more time). After further
discussion by members of the
Board, Commissioner Traylor
discussed tabling the issue.
Chairman Peters dis-
cussed various letters from
the Florida Department of
Community Affairs regarding
the C.D.B.G. Integras Project,
and inquired about the grant
funds. Chief Administrator
Butler reported that not
all of the grant funds have
been spent. He stated that
these letters are referring to
two different grants. Upon

inquiry by Chairman Peters
regarding employment, Chief
Administrator Butler stated
that an audit will be preformed
after the project is finished.
Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Williams, Chairman Peters dis-
cussed his concerns regarding
the L.M.I. employees that are
to be hired based on the grant
requirements. After discus-
sion by members of the Board,
Chairman Peters stated that
the grant application discussed
18 hires and the deadline is
April 7th, and he discussed
the request for a six month
Ferrin Kennedy, of Port
St. Joe, appeared before the
Board stating that a contrac-
tor did some work (roof repair)

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday,

on his home and told him that
he did not need a licence, per-
mit, etc. to perform the work.
He discussed speaking to the
Building Department and
Representative Allen Bense's
Office regarding this issue, stat-
ing that legal action from the
County would be faster. He
reported that a tarp is over the
roof and the attic cannot dry
out, and requested help from
the Board. County Attorney
McFarland stated that the
Building Department has to
investigate the. incident, report
it to the Sheriffs Office, the
Sheriff's Office reviews the com-
plaint, and then it is turned over
to the State Attorney. Building
Official Bailey stated that he
tries to work out problems
before submitting complaints
to the Sheriffs Office, and

stated that the contractor has
said he will not come back to
Gulf County. He reported that
he has submitted the paper-
work to the Sheriffs Office for
their review. After discussion,
Commissioner Traylor request-
ed that the Sheriffs Office expe-
dite this complaint.
Liz Register, former
employee of Gulf Pines Hospital,
appeared before the Board
to reported that the lawsuit
between Gulf Pines Hospital
(Hubert Steeley) and Medical
Capital has settled and Medical
Capital is the share holder of
the hospital. She discussed
working with A.H.C.A. and
requested a letter of support
from the Board. Upon inqui-
ry by Commissioner Williams
regarding ownership settlement

June 30, 2005 -. 17B
and terms, Ms. Registei dis-
cussed the motion. C:.,r-
Attorney McFarland eq. e:T1.
that Medical Cr,;,'J -. ma.:-rr.,,
contact him w-,. r,.n, 'tilj-i
Commissioner *... a.,r, d:-
cussed tabling tr, IE fr .- I u .-
port for further review.
Marilyn Blackwell, of
Wewahitchka, appeared before
the Board to discuss the con-
fusion between Commissioners
and Department Heads, and
stated that the Board adopted
a resolution not to give away
fill dirt (this would solve the
Marilyn 'Blackwell, of
Wewahitchka, appeared before
the Board to discuss the
Integras C.D.B.G. (close to
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Condo assignment unit 2C. The Club at
Mexico Beach. 16 Units available.
Gulf View 102245 $495,000
Catch the breeze from the Gulf as you sit
on your front porch swing. Immaculate
4/3 on a corner lot.
Gulf View 104020 $395,000
Very nice 2/2.5 townhouse in Mexico

Close to Beach 105861
Gulfview townhome is just
from the beach.

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steps away

Interior 105801 $359,000
A quaint 3/2 home just a short walk to
Gulf View 104899 $359,000
Cute 2/2 townhome on beach side of
Highway 98 in Mexico' Beach.
Interior 101741 $239,000
A great beach retreat, only a short walk
or golf cart ride to beach.
Interior 105562 $349,000
In quiet Mexico Beach neighborhood.
Lots of possibilities. 2/2.5 home.
Interior 105893 $336,000
2/2 home with private back porch and
much more.

Gulf Front 106094
Gulf Breeze Villas is one
front condo projects in

of the few gulf
town. 2 units

Canal Front 105311 $749,000
Waterside village is located in'the heart
of Mexico Beach, with amenities such as
boat dock, etc.
Gulf Front 106051 $1,790,000
This is a great location, right on the
gulf, has 6 rooms for rental 4 gulf
front, 2 highway front, office is located

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Interior 102087
Very large custom built
Gulfaire Subdivision.

4/3 home in

Interior 103587 $550,000
Nice property with four lots. Great
Interior 104457 $425,000
Beautiful 3/2 brick home with spacious
rooms and a huge yard, near schools.
Interior 104577 $159,000
Fixer upper 3/2 home has potential. In
the heart of Port St. Joe.
Interior 104146 $237,500
2/1 home. Lots of potential in Port St. Joe

Interior 103285 $350,000
Nice older 3/2 double wide, great cor-
ner with three lots, great investment. Lot
size 100x140.
Interior 104655 5235,000
Nice deck around pool. Beautiful land-
scaped, 8 person jacuzzi, shed, privacy
fence, 1/2 mile from schools in Port St.
Gulf View 102494 5525,000
Gulf View from the numerous decks. Two
and a half lots!! Countless upgrades!
Whirlpool tub, etc.
Interior 104983 5297,000
This is a must see! Totally renovated
3/1.5 in Port St. Joe.
Water Front 104251 $1,750,000
On Wetappo, deep water creek, 10
acres with beautiful home.
Bay Front 105936 $3,950,000
Nice home located in Windmark Beach,
located in N.W. Florida.

Interior 103748 $639,000
Excellent for mini ranch or investment to
subdivide. Residential/Commercial.
Interior 103896 $450,000
A beautiful place in the country, but yet
close to town. A home with 4+ acres
located on Bodie Lister Rd. Many options
for this property. A 1/1 on a large par-
cel. Room to remodel and expand

Interior 105519
Being sold "As Is"


Interior 101926 $154,900
Beautiful, large custom 5/3 ranch home
to be moved. Enjoy the high life today.
Interior 103865 $170,000
Beautiful 5 acres with mobile home,
above ground pool.

Interior 104453
Custom built, impeccably
3/2 on 2.5 acres.


River Front 104648 $299,500
Beautiful 4/2.5 home located on Chipola
River. Fish from your private dock. A fish-
erman's delight. Home is elevated with
sunroom and upper' deck. Downstairs
has oyster shucking room, half bath
patios, 4 decks. Yard is fenced.
Interior 105849 $1,650,000
Restaurant, Motel and Home must be
'sold together. Located on Highway 71.

Historic District 105742 $995,000
Beautiful 6/5 home in Apalachicola.

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Mexico Beach 103498 55,000,000
The home situated on the property is to
convey with land purchase in its "AS IS"

Mexico Beach
Beautiful piece

103524 5299,900
of property on the

Mexico Beach 103540 5260,000
Great lot! Short walk to beach. Mature
trees, camellias and azaleas on lot.

Mexico Beach 105375
Walking distance to Gulf
Cleared! -

of Mexico.

Overstreet 104028 $595,000
5 lots situated at the corner of two
paved roads. Opportunities are knock-
ing. Incredible location
Overstreet 104027 $229,000
185' of creekfront seclusion. Possibilities
galore for this beautiful 3 acre parcel.
Quiet and Private.
Overstreet 102536 $325,000
Build today, minutes from the ocean and

Cape San Bias 100585 $475,900'
Gulf View lot in Cape San Bias .25

Cape San Bias 102841 $850,000
Gulfview lot at Summer Sands.

Wewahitchka 105228 $9,900
Located near the Dead Lakes. Getaway
for that quiet weekend of fishing and
relaxation. Just north of Wewa.

Indian Pass 102115 $399,000
Great lot at great price in the Reservation
at Indian Pass.

Carrabelle 105190 $599,900
Poston Bayou lot with access to the
Carrabelle River and a beautiful view
of Timber Island and city of Carrabelle
River Front. 3 lots available.

104894 Carrabelle
5 lots available. Located
side of Carrabelle.

on the west

Apalachicola 106034 $155,900
Lot is approximately 1000' from the
Apalachicola Bay. There is also a boat
ramp at the end of the road.

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