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City Supports Initiative to Create More Affordable Housing

Mc rii Ti; Step Toward Cy Land Trust; City Moves to Bid se of L:mi ii ds


By Tim Croft to half the value of the land and
Star News Editor materials.
It was a baby step, but one The St. Joe Co. .would be
which could ultimately lead to full donating the lots at Bridgeport, a
strides toward affordable housing 37-unit subdivision along Avenue
in Gulf County. A in North Port St. Joe which is
Port St. Joe city commission- currently under construction and
ers on Tuesday approved a resolu- providing moderately-priced homes
tion lending support to a proposal in an exploding real estate market.
to open five lots in the Bridgeport Even those moderately-priced
subdivision for homes for low and homes, though, are out of reach of
very-low income families, many in the community; thus the
The ordinance is essentially the effort begun Tuesday.
first hurdle toward providing cor- There are still hurdles to clear.
porate income tax credits and sales All required state documenta-
tax refunds, as laid out, in Florida tion must be submitted by July
law, as an incentive for\ providing 15, so the window is small, said
materials and land for construction John Hendry, project manager in
of homes for 'some of the neediest Gulf County for St. Joe Towns and
families in the community. Resorts. Top St. Joe Co. officials
The tax credits could equal up must also still sign off on the pro-


Governor Will Appoint



Replacement for Redd "

By Tim Croft
Star.News Editor
The next Gulf County School Board
chairman will be determined in Tallahassee
in the coming weeks.
While no deadline has been set in stone,
Gov. Jeb Bush will have the final say on who
succeeds Oscar Redd as chairman of the a
School Board.
Redd passed away on June 23 from corn-
plications relating to his most recent fight -"
with cancer.
Because Redd was more than halfway
through his term he would have been up -
for re-election next year, though he had mindi- .
cated even prior to his illness -that he was '
disinclined to run again his successor must -
be named by the governor. ,. .
Had Redd, who at the time of his death
was the longest actively serving elected offi- '
cial in the county, with 23 years on the
School Board, not served more than half his
term, a special election would have been held
later this summer to determine his replace-
ment to the District 1 seat.
The governor's office is currently accept-
ing applications from those interested in
serving the remainder of Redd's term.
Information on e-mailing or faxing appli- p
cations can be found at www.myflorida.com. '
A spokeswoman in the governor's office H
said Bush should make a decision in the
next several weeks, but that no firm deadline
was in place for his selection.


posal.
"We are ahead of the curve on
this," Hendry said of the proposal
that just reached his desk in the
past week. "The thing I was keen on
is we want to keep the momentum
(toward providing affordable hous-
ing in the county) going.
"We are off and running. We
have'something to work with."
In short strokes, the five lots
at Bridgeport where 10 houses
are sold and under :construction
- would provide the initial building
blocks for a community land trust
(CLT) which has emerged as one
of the primary vehicles identified
by the Gulf County Community
Development Corporation to provid-
ing some needed volume to afford-
able homes in the county.


The CDC is the operational arm
of the affordable housing .coalition
which has been sprinting since a
workshop ignited work iri the hous-
ing area last October.
"This is the beginning of the
community land trust," said Dannie
. Bolden, the acting executive direc-
tor of the CDC.
Bolden added that by lever-
aging some funds from the State
Housing Initiative Program (SHIP),
which the county has handed over
to the CDC this year, the CDC could
provide additional dollar assistance
to low and very-low income families
for new homes, though those folks
would still need to have the requi-
site income to afford a moderate
mortgage.
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community land trust is a com-
munity-based member organization
which has as .a permanent mission
the stewardship, of identified lands
for affordable housing.
The CLT would own the land
and lease it typically for 99 years
- to a prospective homeowner, tak-
ing the land out of the home-
buying equation, thereby reducing
costs. The CLT preserves equity
and affordability through restric-
tions as to what a home in the
trust could be sold for and dividing
the built-up equity, through a set
formula, between the homeowner
and the CLT.
In that way, a low or very-low
income family has the chance for
(See City on Page 10OA)


Habitat Accepting



Applications for First Home

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The groundwork has been completed.
Now the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity
is prepared to begin to put sinew and sweat
to its first home.
Habitat for Humanity of Gulf County,
Inc., a non-profit dedicated to making hom-
eowners of those who might consider such
status nothing more than a pipe dream,
is ready to move forward on its first home
project.
The group is holding a pair of general
meetings to lay out parameters for homeown-
ers and accept applications for those eligible
to become a Habitat family.
The meetings will be held at 7 p.m. ET
on July 12 and July 19 at'the Senior Citizens
Center, adjacent to the public library in Port
St. Joe. The meetings are free and open to
the public.
"We feel real excited about this," said
Bruce Allen, who chairs the committee which
will winnow the applicants for consideration
and a final decision by the full board of direc-
tors of the local Habitat chapter.
"It's very important that 'we want to dis-
seminate the information to the community
as a whole."
The first home is slated for consthiruc-
tion in Port St. Joe, though a site has yet to
be determined, with the intent of the board
of .directors to build the second home in
Wewahitchka.
(See Habitat Accepting Applications on Page 14A)


Wewahitchka Middle School Addition Breaks Ground


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
When the Wewahitchka Middle
School addition is completed, it
will serve as a certified public shel-
ter, accommodating 243 people in
times of hurricanes or inclement
weather.
For middle school principal Pam
Lister, the sturdy shelter design is
merely an ancillary benefit.
Beginning with the 2006-7
school year, the addition will house
six sixth grade classes, making the
school a true middle school that
serves grades 6-8.
At last Friday's groundbreak-
ing ceremony, Lister stressed the
importance of middle schools in



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meeting the emotional and psycho-
logical needs of young students.
The middle school was created
three years ago from an abandoned
Wewahitchka High School band
building and mechanics, shop.
Prior to the school's forma-
tion, Lister served on a middle
school task force created by former
superintendent Jerry Kelley, and
spent a year on special assignment
as the middle school Coordinator
for seventh and eighth grades at
Wewahitchka High School.
At the end of Lister's assign-
ment, the task force recommended
to the board that" they create a
separate middle school.
A former guidance counselor


wewaflnitchka Middle School secretary Nicki Holley, school board member
Linda Wood, middle school principal Pam Lister; school board member Charlotte
Pierce, superintendent Tim Wilder, school board member George Cox, architect
Charles Gaskin, general contractor, Glenn Strickland, Gloria Wood, daughter of
the late school board chairman Oscar Redd, and Don Rich, Gulf County Schools
facilities coordinator put foot to golden shovel at Friday's groundbreaking cer-
emony for the Wewahitchka Middle School addition. Not pictured: School board
member Billy Quinn, Jr.


trained in the developmental needs
of school children, Lister noted
that middle schools provide a safe
environment' where students are
allowed to mature internally before
entering high school.
"Developmentally, the needs of
young teens are quite different than
older teens," said LIister, who added
that the middle school years are a
time when kids are "testing their
boundaries," and have difficulties
rationalizing their behavior.
"This is the last place that they
can be children," she said.
At the groundbreaking, Lister
acknowledged the efforts of, school
board member George Cox,. who
served on the task force before join-
ing the board, and the late Oscar
Redd, who was one of the task
force's greatest allies.
Lister said she is excited that
the sixth grade classes will be
housed in a separate facility.
"It's a fairly common practice to
give sixth grade a little separation
from the older kids," she said.
The addition, designed by
Wewahitchka architect Charles A.
Gaskin, features six classrooms
. fronting opposite ends of an interior
corridor, boys' and girls' restrooms,
janitorial and electrical rooms, a
storage and multi-purpose area,
lockers and covered wrap-around
walkways.
In meeting Florida building
codes as a public shelter, the addi-
tion will have an independent septic
system and an emergency lighting
system with a built-in receptacle
for a mobile generator.
The exterior will be brick and
cement block, with Glenn Strickland
serving as general contractor.
The addition will cost upwards
of $1 million, with a substantial
percentage funded through a Public
Education Capital Outlay (PECO)


grant. Superintendent Tim Wilder said
The time line for completion is decisions regarding sixth grade fac-
180 days. ulty will be determined at a later
When the sixth'graders enroll date, and the addition's dedication
in 2006, they will be served by mid- will be the topic of a future board
dle school certified teachers and a workshop.
full-time guidance counselor. .
The middle school and high Although the addition was set
schools currently share a guidance into motion by his predecessor,
counselor, and Lister said she wel- Wilder said he's carrying Kelley's
comes the full-time employee, work through to completion.
"I know that the middle school "It's going to be a neat little
needs guidance as much or more building," said Wilder. "We're excit-
than the other schools," she said. ed about it."

Blood Drive Held for Tennessee

Teen Victim of Shark Attack


SBy Ryan Mills
Florida Freedom Newspapers
Craig Hutto, the Tennessee
teenager who. was attacked by a
shark while fishing off Cape San
Bias on June 27, will celebrate his
17th birthday today at Bay Medical
Center, and the American Red Cross
will hold a blood drive in his honor.
The blood drive will be from 10
a.m. to '3:30 p.m. at St. Dominic's
Catholic Church, 3308 E. 15th St.,
inside the church Parish Hall, a
rectangular stucco building across
the parking lot from the main
church building.
"We'll be serving birthday cake
and pizza to all the donors," said
Rhonda Dodge, an account manager
for the American Red Cross' Blood
Services Division. "Well have
birthday cards that we're going to
have all the donors sign anid take
over to Craig, and we're also going to
have some Red Cross door prizes."
The Red Cross has set a goal of


60 units of blood for the blood drive,
and estimates it will need 75 to 80
donors to reach that mark, Dodge
said.
S"If need be, we can extend the
hours of the drive," Dodge said. "It's
going to depend on the number of
people who turn out. We're bringing
excellent staff with us who are used
to handling these types of crowds."
On Friday, the Red Cross' Gulf
Coast region declared an emergency
blood shortage and issued an urgent
national appeal for blood donations.
Donations tend to decline during
the summer because people are
busy with family vacations and
holidays. But Dodge said hospitals
need blood every day, and said it
doesn't take* long for a potential
donor to help save lives.
"Generally it takes between 45
minutes and an hour from start to
finish," Dodge said. "What we tell
our first-time donors is, if they can
(See Blood Drive on Page 14A)


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Prin jcipally a Photographer


Principally a Photographer


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
When Clayton Wooten
retired his softball cleats for-
ever in 1979, he decided it
was time he found a new
hobby.
Sara Joe, his wife of 40
years, had a suggestion.
Inspired by her own work
doing floral arrangements for
weddings, the former owner'
of Wewahitchka's House of
Flowers asked Wooten if he'd
ever considered wedding


photography.
Wooten hadn't, but
decided he'd give .it a whirl.
For his first gig as a wed-
ding photographer, Wooten
packed three rolls of film,
butchered one, and kept
two.
"I messed up the first
roll, but it turned out alright
after that," said Wooten.
Encouraged by those
last 24 photographs, Wooten
continued to expand his
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and his hobby developed into
a full-blown passion.
On Tuesday morning,
Wooten pulled a chair up to
a dining room table covered
with 26 years' worth of pho-
tographs.
The subjects are an
eclectic mix a dilapidated.
Wewahitchka log cabin, an
eagle perched in a Dollywood
zoo, an Eskimo schoolgirl'
grinning through a massive
fur-lined parka.
All show a natural eye for
composition and a traveler's
enthusiasm for capturing the


Wooten snapped this portrait of a young Eskimo girl during
his tenure as principal of a Barrow, Alaska school.


stops along the way.
"I've had a varied life,
very much a big experience,"
said Wooten, a retired educa-
tor whose work took him out
of Gulf County and into the
frozen landscape of Alaska,
where he served as a prin-


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cipal of several small village.
schools in Tatitlek, Barrow
and Whittier.
Wooten first visited
Alaska as a union-employed
house painter after graduat-.
ing from college, and returned
to Alaska with his wife, Sara


iken by Wooten.
Joe, after she sold the flower
shop in 1985.
An educator and the cur-
rent director of curriculum
for Gulf County schools, Sara
Joe worked with her hus-
band in the Alaskan schools,
which ranged in size from 28
to 674 students.
The parka-wearing
Eskimo was Wooten's former:
student in Barrow.
Another photograph
taken in the city shows a-
community gathered around
a slaughtered whale. In the:
foreground, a man holds a


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Alaska. Barrow is a village of around 5,000 people located on t
Artic Ocean.
long-handled saw and slices siasm.
intently through four-inch a"I had to taste of i
thick blubber. remembered Wooten. "Y(
According to Wooten, had.to try what they offered
who learned the Eskimo or they didn't accept you."
and Aleut customs while in Wooten returned
Alaska, the person who kills Alaska for four years '
a whale is like a king divvy- 1989, after a two-year sti
ing up wealth, as principal of Carrabell
Wooten was offered a K-12 school.
piece of blubber, "nutuck," He retired two-and-
which he accepted gracious- half months ago as princip
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School, and retired again
last Thursday after a brief
stint as Wewahitchka High
School's interim principal.
Wooten now divides
his time between the shop
he converted from a two-
story playhouse, where he
cuts and assembles picture
frames, and a room just off of
his kitchen where he keeps
his custom-matting equip-
ment.
Wooten frames his own
*! photographs and fills cus-
;411! tomer orders out of his home
business, Wooten's Photos
and Frames.
Wooten plans to devote
s more attention to his pho-
tography and to expanding
his collection of slides and
photographs.
If he requires inspira-
tion, Wooten need look no
further than his own back-
Syard,, where Sara Joe has
* planted the brilliantly-hued
flowers that rank among his
Ow' favorite subjects.
"You have to be in the
right mood to take good
i pictures I think," noted
t," Wooten, whose work is on
ou display in the Gulf County
ed, Courthouse, Robert M. Ward
Administration Building
to and Wewahitchka Health
in Department.
int "I enjoy it tremendously,"
e's said Wooten, his eyes scan-
ning the length of the photo-
-a- lined dining room table.
pal "I hope that comes
Lry through in these pictures."


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Counting Dollars




Before They are Taxed

it was with considerable amusement ever, well talk about tax relief from the
that we read a story this weekend about county and municipalities.
development in Bay County. It's not worth the argument that the
And what that development has done roll-back rate that millage rate at which
to the property rolls as well as the level of the same amount of dollars would be
potential tax receipts coming the way of brought in as the current budget year -
the county and municipalities, should be the target because the expense
The story. was revealing, and a tad side of the ledger has changed dramati-
humnorous. in What it didn't say, in what call for all governments compared to this
it left out. point last year. compared
For starters, consider that the primary Taking flastel costs alone intar. account,
source quoted in the story, and the pri- Taking fuel costs alone intQ account,
mary source on the potential windfall in and tossing in the number of tasks hing-
tax receipts the growth in property values ing on petroleum and/or natural gas,
would bring, was the Bay County Property provides a pretty good argument that the
Appraiser, wh6 has nothing to do with set- same dollars as the current year won't
,ting tax millage levels anywhere. quite cut it for the next budget cycle.
Rick Barnett is, as with the other 66 The cost of attracting and retaining
property. appraisers in the state, just a quality employees in a county which is
historian, documenting, within a certain more and more pressed each day to lure
percentile,, how the market has driven quality employees is also a point worth
home and property prices in the past making.
year. Insurance costs, retirement obliga-
Even more amazing, though, was the tions, both are arcing ever higher.'
estimates of how those rises in property But taken from a strictly libertarian
values would impact government coffers, viewpoint, the less money government
how many more millions the county, receives the less money it has to. waste.
Mexico .Beach, Springfield, et al, would -And every dollar above the roll-back rate,
realize from the spiking worth of prop- regardless of semantics applied, is a tax
erty .
As if millage rates are just automati- increase.
cally going to stay right where they are? It's always worth a laugh or two that
To us it seemed mind-boggling and those elected officials who purport to wear
just a tad dismissive of the amount of. the Republican Party banner seem to duck
weight ,working folks, can shoulder any when talking about raising property taxes.
more in a county, or region, where prop- If it looks like a tax increase, has the effect
erty values and taxes have been launched of a tax increase, then, hey, that's a tax
into orbit. increase.
Let's apply that template to Gulf The county provides a sterling example
County. of that libertarian argument, having main-
For example, if millage rates remain tained millage rates last year, and enjoyed
unchanged from the current fiscal year, more than $2 million in new dollars, with
county commissioners will have some- the rationale centering on debatable deci-
thing approaching $6 million extra to sions commissioners made the prior year.
spend in the coming budget year. It might be incredibly simplistic, but
Sounds perfectly reasonable, right? the decision in large part came down to
rNow that you've dislodged the food saving for a loan payment due this year or
from your. throat, or just managed to sup- buying trucks. The trucks won.
press the need to gag and then shower,
remember that both the City of Port St. While the Sheriffs Department has
Joe and the City of Wewahitchka stand been inexcusably forced to beg and crawl
to gain similar at least proportionally for every additional -cent in this time of
-4 numbers of dollars for their budgets in increasing security responsibilities. ..
the coming year. Further, given, the holiday that has.
i And if every-body is going to assume just passed, we could hark back to
that the status quo is just fine,, the guess Revolutionary times and the cries of "taxa-
here is that there will be some barbs, or tion without representation" to say that
worse, to absorb by elected officials before county-commissioners deserve to do some
the budgeting process is completed in the serious belt tightening if, just for starters,
fall. they are so clearly unwilling to meet the,
Let's take the School Board out of this public's well-stated desire for county-wide
discussion because Tallahassee largely voting.
controls its purse strings and the one, What it boils down to is that millage
certainty in a property-rich county is rates and the amount of tax dollars folks
that state lawmakers are going to ask the will be saddled to pay this year are hardly
locals to bear more of the brunt of public set in stone.
-schools than ever. se in stn.
"schools than ever. Budget hearings and workshops begin
It wasn't that long ago that the local e ga hearings and t ksng prop-
property taxes -paid just more than 40 in earnest this month. Spiking prop-
percent of the total state/local funding for erty values provide significant buffers for
schools; -that number for 2005-06 will be elected officials in the county and munici-
something to the tune of 90 percent. palities.
So the level of dollars is pretty much And if in that equation, relief, sub-
in the hands of state lawmakers, though stantial relief, for taxpayers isn't possible,
what the school district does with those at least in the minds of our elected offi-
dollars is for another editorial. cials, then maybe the same could be -said
Leaving the School Board aside, how- down the road about re-elections.


. The Star
PAGE FOUR THURSDAY, July 7, 2005


by Kesley Colbert


by Kesley Colbert


I was watching CNN News
a couple of weeks ago when
the guilty verdict was handed
down in the Edgar Ray Killen
trial in Mississippi. The court,
after a forty-one year delay,
found Killen guilty .for his
involvement in the slaying of
three civil rights workers in
1964. A young black lady was
stopped and interviewed as
she left the Neshoba County
Courthouse. I don't remember
if she was a relative of one
of the slain men or just an
interested onlooker but she
very forthrightly declared
that "finally, justice had been
done".
I. read an editorial on
the same subject just this
past week. This syndicated
columnist noted the country
still had ,a long way to go
toward racial equality but
for those three slain in 1964
their families "finally saw
justice."
I have been thinking
long and hard about those
statements. I understand
why they were made. It is a
situation that fairly dictates
those types of sentiments.
And I certainly don't want to
.take issue here today with a
young black woman that II
have never met nor a high-
falutin newspaper columnist.
that actually gets- paid for
writing his ideas down..... I
just think they are wrong!
James Chaney, Michael
Schwerner and Andrew
Goodman were in their early
twenties when. 'they. were
brutally murdered back in.
June of 1964. Edgar Killen
is nearing eighty and gets
around with the help of a
wheel chair. He is clearly not
in good health. Trading three
young lives that had the
whole world before them for
one old one that has about
been used up just doesn't
seem like justice to me!
It might be said that
these families finally have
some measure of closure.
There could be a level of
satisfaction in that something
was done! And you certainly
could mark it down as better
late than never! But calling
it justice just seems to me to
fall pitifully short of what has
happened here.....
I may -be as guilty as
anyone in this deal. I do not
remember the murders when
they took place in 1964. We


Go Rosa!


didn't get many newspapers some grown ups of all colors
back where we lived and and descriptions who could,
most of the t. v. news that. have taken a lesson from
summer whirled around the those eight year olds!
.escalating war in some far I never questioned why
off place called Viet Nam. Willie didn't go to school with
Besides, it probably wouldn't us. Or that I never saw him
have moved me much if I had at Sam's Dairy Bar. Or that
known about "Mississippi he couldn't sit with us at the
Burning". As I prepared for Park Theatre. As the years'
my senior year in high school moved on he and I would
. the only thihg that caught my hunker down up on the town
attention was Mary Hadley
Hayden's new hair do. And square by the World War I-
Mary Hadley in that blue cannon and talk about the
bathing suit. And how Mary St. Louis Cardinals, Chuck.
- Hadley's eyes would light up 'Berry, Elvis, the Chicago
when she smiled. And the Bears and about how both of
very special way Mary Hadley us were going to get out of this
said my name.... one-horse town someday.
Well,,,you get the idea. In retrospect I wished I'd
To say that I was in my asked him about life, about
own little world would be his school, about how the
the understatement of the picture show looked from his
century. If it wasn't lying on side of the balcony. I reckon
the road in front of me or we could, and should, have
about to hit me slap dap in had a lot deeper discourse
the middle of my forehead or on a lot deeper subjects.
somehow standing directly 'Course, come to think of
between me and Mary Hadley it, I didn't ask Ricky Gene,
Hayden I didn't pay it much questions like that either.
mind! I followed the trial of
The first black guy I knew Edgar Killen and pondered.
"up close and personal" was again on those turbulent
William Robert Townsend. sixties. What were people
He showed up one day down thinking! It is certainly not
at the old ball field across this country's finest hour.
the street from the Pajama this country's finest hour.,
Factory. He watched from ta And we still have some miles
Factory. He watched from a
distance for a little while and to go. But I'd hate to think
to this day I don't remember that we have lived through
exactly how he got in the the deaths and threats and
game. I would love to say now hatred of that era and not
that I ran over and grabbed have learned something!
him around the shoulders I thank God today for
and said, "Hey, come on. William Robert Townsend. I
let's play until it's so. dark we don't base my understanding
can't see." or aippreclation of African-
The truth is we probably Americans orn Angela Davis,
were short one or two guys Al Sharpton or Don King's
and needed some bodies. It haircut. By the same token,
is amazing how eight year I don't want to be judged
olds work those things out. against Simon Legree, George,
Pretty soon Willie R. was a Wallace or Edgar Ray Killen.
regular. He could hit. And. I ran into Willie R. at'
field. And he threw better his grandson's little league:
than me, probably not as ballgame a couple of years&
good as Ricky Gene, but he .ago. He was grinning from:
coHe wheeould bring hisit ear to ear as he gave me,
He would bring his abigbear hug.It took us
friends. It was a small town. all of two seconds took usbrin
We needed every ball player. u of Ricky Gene, Tomo Hill'
It wasn't too complicated. And up icky Gene Tommy Hll's
we didn't play "black against Service Station, Chuck Berry,,
white". Our games were way throwing rocks down the,
too serious for that! Listen, barrel, of the WW I cannon.....
we chose up by ability! We and we broke into a mighty,
weren't trying to lead the spirited' argument over,
world or be an example. We who could hit better, throw:
were trying to "figure" a team harder,, run faster.....
that would win a baseball Now, that's justice!
game But I have known Respectfully, Kes


S' Go The Distance
by Tim Croft
Star News Editor


About a Frenzy
Iq! start out this week by sending along heartfelt wishes
for the speedy recovery of Craig A. Hutto, the Tennessee teen
who lost a leg when attacked by a shark while fishing off Cape
San Blas Iast week.
That a 16-year-old has to face the rest of his life without a
limb, due in large measure to a little vacation time fishing is,
no matter how it's parsed, simply heartbreaking.
Meanwhile, let's also parcel some shame toward the
national and state news media, which turned this attack, and
a fatal shark attack days earlier in Walton County, into a fren-
zied maelstrom that was both inappropriate and disgusting.
People magazine, the New 'York Daily News, CNN, Fox
News, the list goes on and on of outlets which turned the shark
attacks into something resembling a threat to the republic.
If those folks spent the same amount of energy, time and
money mustered to stick a camera, tape recorder or micro-
phone into the faces of the Hutto family, their friends, and
folks who simply made the mistake of walking the beach that
day, toward covering the Social Security debate, Iraq, global
climate change the list could go on and on ad nauseum we
would all be better informed as citizens.
But that is what much of the media has become if a
story lends itself to a Fox network video show, such as When
Sharks Attack!!, then the only thing left for the media to do is
beat it and beat it until the stuffing has been strewn across
the landscape.
Given the frenzy, one could have expected Larry King to
lead a roundtable discussion last week on the perils of sugary
sand beaches, a panel led by O.J. Simpson, Robert Blake and
Richard Scrushy, the recently-acquitted HealthSouth CEO.


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Fortunately, amidst the din there were at least a couple
of sage voices.
One belonged to a Florida State University professor who
is something of an expert on sharks and other exotic sea life,
who noted, with a degree of sarcasm, that the real feeding
frenzy wasn't from the sharks, but the media.
He further explained that when you put humans in the
wild and the beach represents the boundary line between the
civilized and the not-so-civilized many things can occur, not
the least of which is an up close and personal encounter with
a species of animal that can severely injure, even kill.
The comments of Bob Jones, executive director of the
Southeastern Fisheries Association, are also worth examining,
for they underscore the law of unforeseen or unintended con-
sequences, particularly as it pertains to those fine folks in the
marbled halls of Tallahassee.
In a letter to Ken Haddad, executive director of the Florida
'Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Jones, noted that
the publicity which accompanies any story about animals
attacking humans is, well, bad for business, particularly if
your business, as in Florida, is luring people to the beaches
and surrounding waters.
However, Jones noted that the conditions have been ripe
for several years for just the sort of occurrences-seen along the
Panhandle in the last couple of weeks.
"We have said on more than one .occasion that setting
up a sanctuary for baitfish and banning the harvest of most
sharks makes for a most dynamic 'situation in certain parts of
Florida," Jones wrote.
Jones was alluding to the 1994 amendment' to the state
Constitution which banned gill nets in near-shore waters,
providing a coastal sanctuary to baitfish, and the 1992 ban on
harvesting most species of sharks in state waters.
"We are not blaming anyone for the position we find our-
selves in, we are just pointing out the situation as we see it,"
Jones added in his letter.
The request, Jones wrote, was not to restore gill netting
in near-shore waters to remove either sharks or bait fish, but
that Florida have a proactive plan in place to prevent further
shark attacks of humans.
Erecting shark nets in front of swimming beaches could
be one solution, Jones wrote. He also suggested a joint-ven-
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work together to use aircraft to spot large sharks near places.
where people swim and then remove the sharks using large:
seine nets..
Possibly restricting fishing where swimming, is taking'
place could work, since cut bait or bleeding fish 'in the water'
serves to attract fish. Jones did not advocate such action, only:
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Russell Hudson, a shark specialist representing Directed,
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assessment of the bull shark population a species whichW
thrives in shallow' coastal waters and is believed responsible
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the sea.
Common sense measures for locals and tourists, which,
were detailed at length last week,. are a start, but the state,:
regional and federal authorities also have a role to play in fill-:
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this potentially frightening interaction.
As one person at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park said-
about the closing of gulf side beaches last week that action:
did nothing about the sharks that any fishermen could tell you:
are jetting around the bay itself.
Well conclude with Jones' final words to Haddad.
"I am willing to discuss a proposal with you or your staff-
at your earliest convenience," Jones wrote. "If someone comes
up with a better plan, please do it.
"If you do nothing then the citizens and tourists who use:
our world-class beaches will not be well-served nor adequately'
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A Brother's Tribute
The following is the eulo-
gy given by Bernard'Gannon
Buzzett's youngest brother,
Harry Buzzett, at his funeral.
The family would like to
thank Father Tom for his
prayers and hours he spent
with Gannon. He is truly
a priest according to the
order of Melchizedek, and to
:St. Joe's Renaissance man,
George Core, for all he did for
Gannon through the years.
.1 am Harry Buzzett,
Gannon's baby brother.
There were eight of us. Mama
died when I was born. We
were cared for by two aunts
and a loving but cantan-
kerous old uncle. We were
a religious and loving fam-
ily. Some three years after
Mamma died Daddy married
Lavina Cumberworth. With
courage and love she joined
our large family. We loved
her dearly.
We were always taught to
love God and the church and -
to have the highest regard
for the priest. When we went
to ,mass at -seven o'clock,
Bill Gry, our uncle, sat on
the back steps and diced
the onions for the spaghetti
sauce. Our Sunday dinner
was typically Italian style:
no matter what else you had
there was always spaghetti.
Gannon was raised
behind the prescription
counter watching our father
and older brother, John
Joe, compound prescrip-
tions, filling 'empty gelati-
nous capsules with the com-
pounded medicine: Buzzett's
Pharmacy Prescriptions
Carefully Compounded: our
slogan. .With Daddy, Carroll
and our sister Regina, he
joined their ranks as a regis-
tered pharmacist.
We grew up in the
Depression. Gannon liked
to tell his kids about those
days and when he said we
always .had plenty to eat,
they laughed because in their
time of plenty everyone had
enough to eat. They could
not imagine that once some
people did not have enough
to eat some had nothing
to eat.
One Christmas during'


the Depression, Gannon and
I received one red wagon a
built-in disaster for two lit-
tle boys. Gannon being two
years older and considerably
smarter said, "I want the rear
half." Crying, I protested.
"OK, you can have it,
and I'll take the front it
has steering and wheels that
turn."
One day Gannon and
Billy Russell, whose son
Van is the county judge of
Franklin County, found a
gallon of moonshine in Mr.
Lanier's garage. They got a
spoon, caught a cat and fed
it a teaspoon of moonshine.
That cat shot out of the
garage and up an oak tree
across the street! I'd sure
like to have a taste of that
moonshine!
Rex had a goat and
Gannon slipped it into the
house and ran him into every
room in the house. The goat
didn't last long. When Daddy
came home the goat was
gone.
Meta was his first and
only love. Whenever I hear
Edgar Poe's Annabelle Lee, I
recall his line, "I was a child
and she was a child in that
kingdom by the sea and we
loved with a love that was
more than love." They lived
their marriage oath, from
death .do us part. He loved
God, church, country, Meta,
the kids and grand kids: He
reveled in the details of what
each was doing: Bernie, Rex,
and Barbara.
Meta was the same way.
When Nancy ;and Barbara
went to Atlanta to help Amy
get her wedding costume, all
was fine until Amy put her
veil on. They both wept! He
told of Brad and Joanne,
of Matt's baseball and of
Hamp's flying. He was proud
of you. His last words to
me were, "Pardner, Ill be
alright."
Gannon was a member
of Tom Brokaw's Greatest
Generation. 1,500 of them
each day go to meet their
maker.
Gannon was a medic
with the 324th Engineer Bn.
Of the 99th Infantry Division,
which were deployed directly


to the Battle of the Bulge in
the Ardennes. He performed
his duty unselfishly. When he
heard the cry "Medic, Medic,"
he rushed to the wound-
ed and brought them to the
Bn. aid station for treatment
by the surgeon. Some had
limbs shot off, some with
their stomachs open.
Once on a trip to the aid
station, the surgeon asked
Gannon how his feet were.
"Fine."
"Let me see your feet."
"They're OK Doctor."
"Take your shoes off."
His feet were so swol-
len from trench foot that
he couldn't get his shoes
back on. He was evacuat-
ed to England, where the
surgeon wanted to cut his
feet 'off because of possible
gangrene. Gannon said "Let
them rot off." Gannon was
right, the only result was
that his feet were always
cold even to the grave. He
received the Purple Heart, 3
Bronze Stars, a medal from
the French government and
other medals.
The war was over. He
rode a French 40 and 8 quar-
ante et huite to France. The
French so marked their box
cars 40 men or' 8 horses. It
was like riding a golden char-
iot. He was going home.
He went to Camp Lucky
Strike. We named all .our
staging areas after U.S. cig-
arettes. Each staging area
was run by a U.S. Infantry
Division. Lucky Strike by
the 1st Infantry Division. Its
shoulder patch was a geo-
metric figure with a big red
one in its center. The GIs
in Vietnam used to say, "If
you're going to be one you
might as well* be a big red
one."
Offwent the 99th Division
patch and on with the 1st
Infantry Division, which all
soldiers going through Lucky
Strike were assigned.
Jiggs Zingarelli, who had
been in seven campaigns
with the 1st: North Africa,
Sicily, Italy, Germany, did
what we all do when we get a
new phone book: first check
our name. To the Z's,. no
ZINGARELLI. While thumb-
ing through the book, nearly
the size of a phone book
there the name BUZZETT,
BERNARD GANNON was. He
got Gannon on the phone
with some choice 4-letter
words told Gannon that
he served with the lst only
while going home and made
the roster but they left Jiggs


out.
Gannon was deployed
home through Camp
Blanding, caught the bus for
Apalachicola.
No hero's welcome for
him. When he stepped off
the bus at the Riverside Cafe,
he encountered Dr. Bruce,
an old Apalachicola dentist.
"Hello Gannon, it's going
to be a pretty day," just
as though he had never left
home.
Throwing his duffle bag"
over his shoulder he walked
around to the drugstore where
he found Daddy behind the
prescription counter "care-
fully compounding prescrip-
tions."
"Hello son, welcome
home."
He loved his country,
loved the Army, did his duty
courageously. While being
discharged, the V.A. want-
ed to give him a disability
because of his wounds.
"My brother, Rex, gave
his life, I'm fine."
Gannon knew what com-
bat was and always had the
highest regard for the GI's.
Several weeks ago I
attended a party. The host-
ess had those paper napkins
with those cute sayings on
them. Mine read: "When all
else fails, lower your stan-
dards." He never lowered
his.
Gannon had charac-
ter, integrity, honor. In Bret
Hart's poem, The Luck of
the Roaring Camp, he had
Zeke say, "He never lied, he
never, cheated and I reckon
he never knew how." That
was Gannon.
, Bernard Gannon Buzzett.
Mama had a brother named
Bernard and the church had
a 12th century saint named
Bernard. He had this to say
about death:
"And in truth, what rea-
son could there be in immod-
erate grief for him, as if his
death were not precious in
the sight of the Lord, as if
it were not less death than
slumber, as if not rather a
deliverance from death and
a door leading to immortal
life? He sleeps, and shall we
give way to sadness? Not in
reason but only in custom
can such grief find justifica-
tion. Ought we to sorrow for
him whom sorrow can reach
no more? He keeps a jubilee,
he celebrates a triumph, he
has been admitted into the
joy of his Lord, and are we
to mourn for him? Nol The
happiness we desire for our-


selves, we must not envy him
whom we love."
Farewell, Brother.

To The Editor:
Commissioner Peters
has advanced many notewor-
.thy and admirable causes
for his district since 1.986. I
have enjoyed my few encoun-
ters with the Commissioner;
I appreciated the bottled
water and lively conversation
he brought to us (not even
voters in his district) after
last season's hurricanes. I
applaud his determination
and his stated goal is to
be "the best county com-
missioner that. Gulf County
has ever had..." It is, how-
ever, not apparent why he
felt compelled to add "not the
best black county commis-
sioner." A worthy civic leader
is a prized asset-period.
It appears, however, Mr.
Peters does not have much
confidence in the black com-
munity (other than himself).
He views the, election of Ms.
Jenkins as "an exception to
the case," yet has "no doubt"
that he'd win in a county-
wide race. Citing cases rang-
ing from the 60's to the "late"
90's does not provide justifi-
cation for his present action.
Absent current supporting
data, I have concerns regard-


m.


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ing his motivation to stand
on this lawsuit.
Gulf County appears to
have reached a threshold
with citizens moving toward
positive trends. Last year a
black man was honored as
the Chamber of Commerce
Citizen of the Year, a black
woman was the key-note
speaker at the PSJHS Gold
Card Banquet, and a black
man capably leads the
CDC-to name just the few.
I wonder why no such exam-
ples appeared in Mr. Peters'
printed statement.
The judge of a particu-
larly heinous case charged
the jury not to announce
their opinions prematurely
since this might cause them
to stand on their opinion
chiefly out of a sense of pride.
I would suggest Mr. Peters
may be in this very position;
he has remained steadfast
(and silent) on an outdated
position for too long. Is it out
of his sense of pride?
To stand blindly on a
position (even one that
encouraged positive change)
inhibits growth. Moving
beyond a starting .point,
regardless of the depth of
one's personal investment,
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By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Tony Whitfield said they
were. the rudest people he
had ever met in his life.
But, he admitted he was
not following the rules.
"They have a job to do
and I understand that," said
Whitfield, owner of the Look-
out Lounge in St. Joe Beach.
"They were just rude and
mean right from the start."
Investigators from the
Florida Worker's Compen-
sation District Compliance
offices in Panama City and
Pensacola paid visits to sev-
eral local businesses and
construction crews in recent
weeks.
District Supervisor Bill
Dorney in Pensacola said
during the district investi-
gation, approximately 150
businesses were contacted
concerning non-compliance,
and 40 stop work orders were
issued between Gulf, Bay and
Walton counties.
During the afternoon on
Thursday, June 16, three
district investigators entered
the Lookout Lounge and be-
gan interrogating employees
and customers, according to
Whitfield.
He added 'that one new
employee, still in training at
the time, was asked to pro-
vide investigators her Social
Security number.
"They never showed any
identification or said what
they were there for," Whitfield
added.
The only reason he knew
they were authority figures of
any sort were the badges at-
tached to their hips..
Whitfield. said after the
investigators made him aware
of his violation and he asked
what steps to take to remedy
the problem, one investiga-
tor told him it was too late
- they were going to shut him
down.
,While Whitfield desper-
ately sought coverage from
local providers, investigators
were paying a visit to another
local watering hole, the Won-
der Bar. ; .. ... ',
Owner Muriel Walton
said though she was not in
the establishment at the time,
investigators entered. the
Wonder Bar with the same
overbearing authority.
Walton said she mistak-
enly thought she was covered
with a worker's comp policy
from her local insurance pro-
vider, so she was also charged
with non-compliance and is-


sued a stop work order.
"I'm required to have a
worker's comp policy, but
companies don't want to pro-
vide coverage," Walton said,'
clearly frustrated by her situ-
ation.
After being issued the
'stop work order late Fri-
day afternoon, Walton said
the Wonder Bar was closed
through the weekend, re-
sulting in a revenue loss of
$8,000 to $10,000. She was
also slapped with a $7,000
fine by the investigators from
the compliance office and
paid approximately $5,000
for her,worker's comp policy.
Both Whitfield and Wal-
ton were directed to Chris
Smith of Florida Insurance
Consultants in Monticello to
obtain policies for their busi-
nesses.
When asked why it was
so difficult for small busi-
ness owners to obtain work-
er's comp policies, Smith
explained that small, inde-
pendent insurance agencies
often shy away from provid-
ing these types of policies.
"It depends on what lo-
cal agencies have available to
them," Smith explained.
His company, special-,
izing in worker's compensa-
tion, has maintained a long-
standing relationship with
Summit, one' of the worker's
comp carriers in the state.
"It's hard for small com-
panies to provide worker's
comp policies because of pre-
miums they're going to gener-
ate," Smith said.
He added that the work-
er's comp market has gotten
difficult in last few years due
to continuing changes in the
area.
"Good carriers are get-
ting a lot pickier, and several
have discontinued underwrit-
ing contractors in the state of
Florida," Smith explained.
Though both bar owners
were forced to pay fines and
additional monies to obtain
policies, Whitfield contended
it was really the state that
lost a battle that weekend.
S"The State of Florida lost
more in tax revenues by shut-
ting us down," he said.
He added that he did not
have a problem with correct-
ing the problem and com-
ing into compliance with the
laws. His problem rested in
the I manner investigators
handled the enforcement.
Between June 15 and
June 17, four Gulf County
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stop work orders during the
Gulf, Bay and Walton county
sweep.
Bruce Sanson, president
of the Forgotten Coast Build-
er's Association, said though
he'd received no direct re-
ports of contractors being
fined, he knew state officials
and the Occupational Safety
and Health Administration
(OSHA) were cracking down
on several different things.
For years, unlicensed
and uninsured contractors
have slipped under the radar.
This has made for an unfair
playing field when it comes to
submitting bids for jobs, San-
son said.
"It's not fair for the guys
who are following the rules,"
Sanson explained. "For ex-
ample, a licensed and insured


plumber may have to bid a
job a higher than somebody
who is not."
He added that the Build-
er's Association supported
state officials' efforts "100
percent" and he wanted to
encourage people to use in-
sured contractors.
According to Chapter
440 of the Florida Statutes, a
business in the construction
industry, meaning for-profit
activities involving any build-
ing, clearing, filling, excava-
tion, or substantial improve-
ment in the size or use of any
structure or the appearance
of any land, with one or more
employees, including own-
er/operator, sole proprietor,
partners and any non-exempt
corporate officers and limited
liability corporation mem-
bers, is required by law to


have a worker's comp policy.
According to the Legal In-
formation Institute at Cornell
University, workers' compen-
sation laws are designed to
ensure that employees who
are injured or disabled on the
job are provided with fixed
monetary awards, eliminat-
ing the need for litigation.
A non-construction busi-
ness with four or more em-
ployees, full or part time,
including non-exempt corpo-
rate officers is also required
to have coverage under work-
er's compensation.
Katina Ferrell of the Dis-
trict 1-A office in Tallahassee
said unless a business owner
is able to present proof of a
worker's comp policy or proof
of exemption to an investiga-
tor, standard, procedure says
an investigator is to issue a


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Applying the Golden Rule to Furry, Feathered and Four-legged Friends


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and caring for her mother
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cer, Fortinberry sought sol-
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people's pets.
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the city was taking long brisk
walks," Fortinberry said. "I
had always loved animals
more than anything in life,
and we'd always had pets


when I was growing up."
The dog walking busi-
ness came naturally for her.
It was, however according
to Fortinberry, a very com-
petitive business in the city.
She found that many New
Yorkers worked long hours,
lived in small apartments yet
still owned large dogs that
needed lots of attention and
exercise.
Last she heard, the going
rate was about $20 an hour
per dog. Imagine one pet sit-
ter walking 10 to 15 dogs
each hour and then do the
math.
Fortinberry said many
who went into this business
in New York often retired
after only a few years in busi-
ness.
When she took the leap
of faith and left her secure
job with benefits, Fortinberry
became her own boss and
got paid for what she loved
to do.
"I became 'Aunt Diana' to
the dogs I walked five days a
week for the next five years,"
she laughed.


When her clients' trav-
eled, as they often did,
Fortinberry also boarded
her clients' dogs in her own
apartment.
Some time after los-
ing her mother, Fortinberry
left the city to care for her
father who had become ill in
Connecticut.
"Saying goodbye to my
dog friends and their par-
ents was one of the hardest
things I've ever had to do,"
she said.
Unsure of the need for a
pet walking service in subur-
ban Connecticut, Fortinberry
gave it another go and found
home visits to care for pets
and overnight stays while
people were away were sore-
ly needed. Pet owners, she
said, were relieved to have
an alternative to cold, lonely
kennels.
Referrals for her services
began to snowball, and in
less than a year, Fortinberry
found herself working 15.
hours a day, seven days a
week.
"The sense of respon-


Diana Fortinberry plays
with a client's dog on the
beach.


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The dynamic duo of Golden Rule Pet Sitting exercise a client's
dogs on St. Joe Beach. "Even when you're exhausted, these dogs
make you feel like running," Fortinberry laughed.


sibility in this business is
enormous, knowing that
you have been entrusted to
be a temporary mom and
dad while mom and dad are
away," she explained.
Fortinberry said she
never found anyone she felt
she could trust to practice
the "Golden Rule" with other
people's pets.
That is, until she met
her partner, Dan Graney.
A former elementary
school teacher in Chicago,
Graney formed an instant
bond with many of her charg-
es as Fortinberry watched in
amazement.
"Even skittish dogs and
cats approached him without
fear," she said.
"They're just like little
kids," he chuckled.
Golden Rule Pet Sitting
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when clients, upon returning
home, say it's as though they
never left their pet alone.
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and feed the animals, clean
cat boxes, exercise dogs,'
Fortinberry said. "We also
care for birds and any other
exotic pets."
Visits are available by
the half-hour and hour, but
because of her love for four-
legged species, Fortinberry
confesses she often spends
more time with animals than
she charges clients.
Marney Creasey of St.
Joe Beach said she's used
Golden Rule's pet sitting ser-
vices several times to care for
her two cats and has been
completely satisfied every
time.
"They're very responsi-
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Sandy and James Christy
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"They're experienced
in this business and they
understand what's impor-
tant to clients," Sandy said.
"I have three dogs and when
they see Dan and Diana, they
just jump up and down.;"
In addition to helping
Fortinberry with her pet sit-
ting business, Graney will
soon mark the one year
anniversary of the couple's
landscaping business.


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to State
By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Gulf County will be send-
ing two teams to the state
Dixie Youth baseball tourna-
ment in Lake Okeechobee on
July 15 through 22.
During the District 4 Dixie
Youth Tournament hosted by
Bayou George June 18-25,
the Wewahitchka-10- and-
under team won the district
championship game against
the Port St. Joe 25-7.
Both winner and runner-
up qualified for state.
Other teams partici-
pating in the District tour-
nament were Hiland Park,
Bayou' George, Callaway,
Central (Cove) and Frahklin
County.
The district first place
Wewahitchka 10 and under
team includes Michael
Bryan, Cole Harper, Mathew
Green, Issac Madrid, Jesse
Roberson, Earl Knobels


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Lacour, Sawyer Raffield,
Bryan Powell, Daniel Jones,
Austin Clayton, Javarri
Beachum, Weston Sarmiento,
Bryce Godwin and Chase
Royal.* The head coach is
Mark Cothran, and assistant
coaches are Eugene Raffield
and Sissy Worley.
The Dixie Youth League
exists through funds raised
by parents and volunteers
in the community. With the
opportunity to compete at


uon for gins in grades second
through seventh interested in
cheering for the Gene Raffield
Little League. Registration
will be held at the Port St.
Joe Fire Station on Williams
Avenue on Monday, July
18 and Thursday, July 21
from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost
to register is $25. For more
information contact Suzanne
Besore at 229-2708 or Teresa
Thursday at 227-9845.,

2nd Annual Port St.,
Joe Golf0 scramble
The 2n Annual Port
St. Joe Golf Scramble will
be held Saturday, July 30
beginning at 9 a.m. with a
shotgun start.
The select shot 4-man
team tournament will be
held at the St. Joseph Bay
Golf and Country Club.
The entry fee is $50 with
proceeds benefiting the Port
St. Joe High School Athletic
Department.
For more information or
to enter, contact Bill Ramsey
at 227-4403 or John Palmer
at 774-1424 or 227-1054.


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Medicaid' recipients should
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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-
ered by insurance.
Compensation by insur-
ance company will be accept-
ed as payment in full. One
appointment for a free physi-
cal will be made per student.
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guardian must accompany
the student or come in to the
Gulf County Health Depart-
ment in advance, to complete
a permission form.
Bus driver physical will
continue through July 29.
To schedule an appoint-
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Dixie Youth
Baseball Fundraiser
A scallop fundraiser for
Dixie Youth Baseball 9 and
10-year-old AAA All Stars
will be held on July 9.
Prepackaged five-pound
bags of. scallops will be avail-'
able for $25 per bag.
Scallops will be sold
at Frank Pate Park and at
Presnell's Landing under the
carport of Mrs. Presnell's old.
house from 11 a.m. to 7:30
pm.
All proceeds will go to
support Dixie Youth Baseball.
Show your support for your
local team.

Bayou George Football
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Bayou George Football is
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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The four track members
that traveled to Gainesville
this past week faced the
toughest competition of their
season. This track meet is
the qualifier for, the 2005
AAU Junior Olympic Games
to .be held in New Orleans,
July 30-August 6th. The
event brings talented ath-
letes from all over the State
together in hopes to covet
one of the top four spots in
each event.
Alyssa Parker (midget
division) ranked in.the top 10
at the championship with her


long jump of 10-7. Courtney
Hermsdorfer' (intermediate
division) brought home a sil-
ver medal for her pole vault
of 7-6. Sam Elmer (interme-
diate division) pole vaulted
his way to a gold medal with
a vault of 8-6. Kayla Parker
(sub-youth) had an out-
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with, a personal best in the
100-meter dash prelims with
a time of 12.20. Kayla would
go on to win a Silver medal in
the 200 meter dash (12.20).
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3 more medals, all of them
gold. She captured first
place in the" 100-meter dash
(12.52), 100 meter hurdle
(15.94) and a long jump of,
16-5.
The 9th annual Capital
City Christian Cruiser
Track Classic will be held in
Tallahassee on July 9 and
the St. Joe Summer Track
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to travel to the meet and
compete with the best in the
Panhandle and surrounding
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In other business taken
up during Tuesday's regular
bi-monthly meeting:
Commissioners gave
approval to go out for bid on
the second phase of Lamar
Faison Fields. The city
recently learned that it had
received another $200,000
state parks and recreation
grant during the regular
legislative session this past
spring.
The second phase con-
struction would include pav-
ing the bike path, restrooms
and a picnic pavilion, a sec-
ond soccer field, including
irrigation and seeding, and
benches and bleachers.
Some items, for example
lights for the soccer fields,
from the initial phase of the
project have yet to be com-
pleted.*
Commissioners gave
preliminary plat approval
for Viento Beach, a develop-
ment which is proposed for
23 acres off U.S. 98 which
were formally the Butler's
Restaurant and C.R. Smith
properties.
The preliminary plat
-approval essentially nails
down the boundaries and
-density for the area. The
proposal is for seven units
per acre within the city
regulations for a total: of
156 units. In addition there
would be a 58 unit motel.
The proposed 156 units
would be single-family town-
home-style dwellings no
higher than three inhabitable
floors, or under the city's 60-
foot 'height limitation, said
Michael Hammond, who was
representing the developers,
-Mosaic Capital. Partners out
of Rosemary Beach.
Commissioners Bennie
Roberts and John Reeves


also pressed, but received no
assurances, for the road lead-
ing to the beach adjacent to
Butler's Restaurant remain
open for public access.
As both commissioners
noted, locals,have long used
the beach for fishing and
other recreational activities.
City manager Lee
Vincent lauded those volun-
teer firefighters who had com-


Letters -

leadership. The true work
is in moving forward toward
positive action and healing.
To continue using "race" as
a hammer will serve noth-
ing but to open wounds and
reactivate that old chasm.
Should Gulf County
return to county-wide vot-
ing? That hardly seems to
be the issue. Returning the
mandate of government to
the people and representing
them with proven leadership
is the issue. Mr. Peters, you
have achieved, and you have
helped others to achieve; this
is much to your personal
credit. Will you now remain
a black commissioner or
emerge as a statesman to the
county (and your partially
white district) at large? It is
time for you to also turn your
back on racism in any of its
many insidious forms.
Gail Alsobrook
To The Editor:
With flashbulbs pop-
ping in Naples June 9, envi-
ronmental officials from the
.White House and five states
bordering the Gulf of Mexico
announced that they .will
now work together to clean
up the Gulf.
It made for some nice
headlines and TV sound


From Page SA


bites about a slickly-named
"Ocean Action Plan," initi-
ated by Governor Jeb Bush
and backed by President
George W. Bush. Sadly, the
plan is a string of vague
goals that will likely generate
some fat expense reimburse-
ment checks for fancy meet-
ings, but hold little promise
for real progress. An hon-
est effort would begin with.
an acknowledgement that
both Bushes have been lax
in enforcing environmental
laws. If we enforced the laws
on the books, the Gulf would
be healthier right now. ,
The first big 'meet-
ing was at Naples' Rookery
Bay. A Florida Department
of Environmental Protection
press release describes the
"pristine estuarine waters of
Rookery Bay."
Pristine? Far from it.
Rookery Bay is polluted
because Florida and the U.S.
Environmental Protection
Agency have failed to pro-
tect it, just' like they have
failed *to protect the dozens
of waterways that dump
into the beleaguered Gulf.
Instead of enforcing the
Clean Water Act, our regula-
tors are protecting polluters
who wreck our beaches and
public fishing grounds. Even
some of the sessions at the
Naples meeting were closed
to reporters and the public
the very public that uses
the Gulfl
Bush's plan for the Gulf
has goals like "cooperation"
and "identifying and charac-
terizing Gulf habitats" But
the reality, just like the truth
behind the mirage of a "pris--
tine" Rookery Bay, is differ-
ent. Rookery Bay's fish have
mercury contamination.
The electric power industry,
a. major source of mercu-
ry pollution, has played a
Skey role in weakening clean
water protections.- 'The agenr-v
cies complied with industry
wishes.
To protect the Gulf, we
must protect the wetlands
that filter runoff. But regula-
tors have done nothing. A


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PUBLIC NOTICE



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 amendedtext and map amend-
ments per the requirements of the
Evaluation and Appraisal Report
(EAR) amendingthe 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.

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160 hours of instruc-
tion including EMS First
Responder and Hazardous
Materials Awareness Level.
The course, under a state
law passed last year, is now
a requirement for all volun-
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Those who completed
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Burkett, Michael Mize, Scott
Baker, Jarrod Wester, Trey
Reagan, Pat Carpenter,
Vince Everett, Billy Moore,
John Ford, Keith Martin and
Anton Nelson.
All but Moore are Port
St. Joe firefighters; Moore
is with the Howard Creek
Volunteer Fire-Department.


St. Petersburg Times inves-
tigation found that the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers
has rubber-stamped permits
to fill wetlands in Florida
more than any other state.
In 2003, for example, the
Corps approved 3,400 wet-
land-destruction permits and
rejected just one. EPA, DEP
and the Corps could stop
this. Instead, they bend to
developers time after time.
EPA, now trumpeting the
"Ocean Action Plan," floated
a different plan this year to
allow partially treated sew-
age' to dump into waterways
during high raihs which
in Florida is most of the
time. Citizen outrage, and
the threat of lawsuits, killed
this scheme.
EPA and Florida also.
gave permission to take pol-
luted phosphate waste from a
bankrupt plant near Tampa,
load it onto barges, and drib-
ble it all over the Gulf of
Mexico at taxpayer expense.
Soon after that, we had dol-
phins washing up on Gulf
beaches, dead by red tide.
Now, EPA and Florida are
ready to let.paper mills build
pipelines to move their waste
further toward the Gulf. The
paper mills have already poi-
soned smaller waterwaterways so
badly that fish are changing
sex. Even when dumped in
larger waterways, DEP will
have to give the paper mills
exemptions from many water
quality requirements to'jus-
tify new permits.
.When pressured to go
Water polluters, regulators
resorted to a paperwork fix:
They simply deleted still-
contaminated streams from
the official cleanup list. Poofi
Conservation groups had to
go to court to get the Clean
Water Act enforced.
We all want a clean Gulf.
WVer'-ave laws to stop this
pollution. Too bad we've got
window dressing instead of
political will.
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By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
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Healthy Families Bay/
Gulf is 'a free, voluntary,
home-visiting program .that
promotes positive parenting
and child development.
The program employs
family support workers who
are trained in child develop-
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a home visit and a conversa-
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picture of the home life," said
Farmer, who noted that par-
ents also feel more at ease
expressing their concerns in
a familiar environment.
Farmer called Healthy
Families a program that "pro-
vides support to the entire
family."
When the baby is born,
home visits are weekly, with
support workers addressing
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Pamela Farmer is the director of Healthy Families Bay/Gulf, a
free, voluntary program aimed at strengthening the bond between
parents and their children.


variety of other topics of
interest to families.
Helmed by director
Pamela Farmer, the .Gulf
County program is based
in Port St. Joe at the Life
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311 Williams Avenue.
To qualify for Healthy
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must be expecting a child or
have a newborn under two-
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crying and sleep patterns to
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aware of the program.
"I feel that Gulf County
is such a strong community
and I want to make sure they
know we're here," she said.
If parents opt not to
participate. in the program
directly, they can still access
a wealth of Healthy Families
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Farmer noted that the
program can assist area new-
comers with finding hous-
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referrals to parents seeking
to further their education.
Healthy Families Bay/
Gulf is part of Healthy
Families Florida, which
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Florida's 67 counties.
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another county can continue
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county's Healthy Families
program.
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finding a similar means of
support.
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New Owners at Beachcomber Restaurant on Cape San Bias


By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
They're not changing the
entire restaurant, just the
philosophy.
They've exchanged the
plastic baskets of napkins
and salt and pepper shakers
that once served as the table
centerpieces for distinctive
oil lamps.
They've updated the


Matt and Chris Trahan


wood-paneled walls with a
whitewash and bead board.
Having been in the res-
taurant and hospitality busi-
ness for the majority of his
adult life, Matt Trahan has a
healthy collection of ideas for
changing that philosophy.
He and his wife, Chris,
after having spent nearly a
decade in Key West, were
looking to simplify their lives
and start a family in a small
community.
So, they relocated to
Port St. Joe and purchased
Beachcomber Restaurant on
Cape San Blas.
Patrons often discover
the restaurant on their final
days of vacation. Those lucky
enough to discover it in their
first days often return during
the course of their stay.
As the selection of res-
taurants in Port St. Joe
dwindles, the Trahans are
jumping in feet first to offer
what Matt likes to call "Cape
Cuisine."
Moving away from a
menu of "pizza, pasta, sal-
ads, subs and steaks," subtle
changes are in the works for
the current menu.
Having grown up in kitch-
ens of southern Louisiana,
Matt hopes to impart his
culinary background towards
what he calls a Cajun/
Floribbean Fusion-inspired
menu.
"We want, to make the


menu more friendly and
improve upon the seafood
selections," he said.
Among other new selec-
tions he hopes to eventu-
ally add to the menu, Matt
offered the example of a
salad consisting of arugu-
la, fresh greens and fried
oysters tossed with a white
remoulade sauce.
"We want to add a new
spark to the menu," he
added.
The restaurant's signa-
ture pizza, made fantastic
by a specialty antique oven,
will no .longer be called by
its original Italian name.
Instead, the chefs will be


Substandard Structure
and Junk Abatement Code
of the City of Port St. Joe
The Port St. Joe Police De-
partment will also be-locating
and documenting, unfit/un-
safe dwellings or .structures
as well as excessive growth
of grass and/or weeds with-
in the city limits. If you own
property that is in violation of
this City Nuisance Ordinance
#296 Section 30-1, the police
department is asking you to
correct the problem before of-
ficers contact you. Violation
of city ordinance #296 car-
ries a fine of up to $500.00
or up to 60 days in jail. Each
day any such violation 'con-
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creating "zza."
According to Matt, this
new creation will consist of
interesting ingredient com-
binations in which "flavors
of the world" come together
to create not just pizza, but
"zza!"
After graduating from
Louisiana State University
with a business degree, Matt
went to work at Ralph and
Kacoo's, a prominent sea-
food house in the French
Quarter.
He then served as a'-chef
and kitchen manager in
Destin before moving to Key
West to oversee operations at
the Hog's Breath Saloon.


separate offense as per Gen-
eral Provisions section 1-15,
general penalty. If you have
any questions regarding this
ordinance you may call 229-
8265 or stop by 410 Williams
Avenue to obtain a copy of
the ordinance. Thank you.for
your help in this matter.
Port St. Joe Police Report
On June 21, 2005 Daniel
M. Watson age 21 of Panama
City, was arrested for driving
with a suspended license;
Heath W. Lapointe age 19'of
Port St. Joe, was arrested for
grand theft.
,On June 23, 2005 Helen
E. Walker age 35 of Port St.
Joe, was arrested for grand
theft, possession of stolen
property, driving while li-
cense suspended 'and resist-
ing arrest.
On June 26,-2005 Jerry
L. Watts age 48 of Port St.
Joe, was arrested on an ac-
tive warrant for failure to pay
child support.


It was during his ten-
ure at the Hog's Breath that
he met Valdosta native anid
future wife, Chris.
After five years at the
Key West landmark, Matt
accepted the general manag-
er position at the illustrious
Ocean Key Resort.
"I was suddenly a hote-
lier with no hotel experi-
ence, just strong manage-
ment experience and food-
and beverage background,"
Matt laughed.
Going on nine years in
Key West, Matt said he and
Chris began contracting a
case of what locals called
"Rock Fever."


City Ordinance Regarding
"Abandoned and/or Junked
Vehicles" in Port St. Joe
The Port St. Joe Police
Department is currently
posting properties for aban-
doned and/or junked vehi-
cles., Unsheltered storage for
a period of thirty (30) days
or more within the corporate
limits of the city, except in li-
censed junk yards, of old and
unused stripped junk auto-
mobiles not in good and safe
operating 'conditions,. and of
any other vehicles, machin-
ery, implements or equip-
ment or personal property of
any kind which is no longer
safe or usable for the pur-
poses for which it was manu-
factured. Any vehicle which
does not have a current tag
shall be considered a junked
automobile. Vehicles parked
on city right of way in viola-
tion of this ordinance will,
be towed at owners expense
to, storage facility. Officers


"You had to drive 90
miles before you could make
a left turn," he explained.
As they began plan-
ning their exit strategy,
the Trahans looked toward
northwest Florida.
After exploring their
options and negotiating the
restaurant purchase, they
still find it hard to believe
it's been only a month since
they settled into their new
location.
Of their evolving restau-
rant concepts, Matt casu-
ally sums up their efforts
- "We're not serving canned
green beans anymore."


are currently locating and
documenting these vehicles
which are not in compliance
of city ordinance #296. If you
need additional information
regarding these vehicle vio-
lations, please contact Port
St. Joe Police Department at
(850) 229-8265.
Lost and Found
A battery powered, chest
type cooler has been found
and turned into the Port St.
*Joe Police Department. The
cooler may be claimed, by
calling 229-8265 or stopping
by the Port St. Joe Police De-
partment.
A key ring with keys was
turned into the'Port St. Joe
Police Department on May
16,. 2005. The keys were
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at the Port St. Joe Police De-
partment;,, 410 Williams Ave.
Port St. Joe, Florida, phone
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Meth Lab Busted in Wewahitchka


by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
On June 29, the Gulf
County Sheriff's Office exe-
cuted a search warrant at the
Parker Farm Camp Ground
in Wewahitchka. The search
warrant stemmed from a tip
from Crime Stoppers. The
search warrant was executed
on a camper trailer, Lot 4,
which was the location of an
operational clandestine meth-
amphetamine laboratory.
The Bay County


Methamphetamine Drug
(MAD) Unit assisted with
the execution of the warrant
as well as the processing of
the lab. The suspect, Gerald
Dean Green, lived in the trail-
er and was not home at the
time the search warrant was
executed. A search of.Green's
camper discovered an opera-
tional clandestine lab not in
production at the time.
Green was arrested on
Highway 22 and Harrison's
Curve on a traffic stop.


According to a report from
the Sheriffs Office, the sus-
pect appeared to have plans
to cook more meth upon
returning to his residence,
but his plans were quickly
changed.
Green was transported to
the Gulf County Jail where
he was booked for manu-
facturing methamphetamine,
trafficking more than 28
grams of methamphetamine,
possession of drug parapher-
nalia and possession of listed


chemicals times two. Green
is currently being held on a
$50,000 bond.
This was the fifth lab
that the Gulf County Sheriffs
Office Investigations Unit has
uncovered since 2004.
Anyone with information
on methamphetamine labo-
ratory activity, please contact
Sgt. Tim Wood or Sgt. Jake
Richards at the Gulf County
Sheriffs Office at 227-1115.


Gulf County Sheriff

Arrest Report
On June 24, David C.
Manriquez, h/rn, 24, of Port
St. Joe, was arrested for hav-
ing no valid license; John Pat-
rick Julius, b/m, 34, of Port
St. Joe was arrested for fail-
ure to appear; Kimberely Ann
Kuhlman, w/f, 36, of Mexico
Beach, was arrested for viola-
tion of probation.
On- June 25, Katrin-'
ia Ann Melvin, w/f, 23, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for driving while license sus-
pended or revoked; Henry
Harrison Watford, w/m, 20,
of Port St. Joe, was arrested
for violation of driver's license
restrictions.
On June 26, -Barbara
Ann Arendt, w/L, 51, of Port
St. Joe, was arrested for ag-
gravated assault; Robert
Gilinger, w/m, 53, of Port St.
Joe was arrested for trespass;
Ryan Travariour Baker, w/m,


20, of Wewahitchka, was ar-
rested for improper exhibition
of a firearm.
On June 27, Shaver-
ick 'D. Cooper, b/m, 30,
of Wewahitchka, was ar-
rested for violation of con-
ditional release D.O.C.;
Amanrda C. Topham, w/f,
24, of Apalachicola, was ar-
rested for failure to, appear;
Joni Mae Grice, w/f, 18 of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for DUI.
On June 28, Barbara A.
Vaught, w/f, 36, of Liberty
County, was arrested for vio-
lation, of probation; Thomas
A. Crandall, w/m, 50, of Mo-
bile, Ala., was arrested for
transmission of harmful ma-
terials to minors.

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month of July in Bay, Gulf
and Calhoun counties.
Recognizing the danger
presented to the public by
defective vehicle equipment,
troopers will concentrate
their efforts on vehicles being
operated with defects such as
bad brakes, work tires and
defective lighting equipment.
In addition, attention will be
directed to drivers violating
driver's license laws of Flori-
da.
The Patrol has found
these checkpoints to be an ef-
fective means of enforcing the
equipment and driver license
laws of Florida ensuring the
protection of all motorists.
Checkpoints will be es-
tablished in the following lo-
cations in Gulf County:
SR-71 near SR-381; SR-
22 near CR-22A; SR-30 near
Highland View; SR-71 near
SR-22; SR-22 near the Bay
County line; SR-71 near CR-
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County line; SR-30 near Allen
Memorial Parkway.

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apprehended two subjects
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stopped the vehicle and found
two subjects in possession of
a loaded rifle, spotlight and
a doe deer hidden under the
tool box of the truck. The
vehicle, light and rifle were
seized in the case and the
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Law Enforcement
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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 following,
full time positions: radio op-
erators and clerical staff.
Awareness and oppor-
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ticipants regarding their need
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Habitat Accepting Applications Fromage


The general meetings are
intended to assemble a pool
of applicants while, on a par-
allel track, another commit-
tee examines potential sites.
To be eligible for a
Habitat for Humanity, home,,
Allen explained, a family
must have a need to have a
Habitat for Humanity home
built for them.
They also must possess
an income adequate. to pay
for the loan to the home-
owners, though their income
must be 'below the median
household income for the
county. .
To make that equation
work, the homeowners' mort-,
gage will reflect the actual
cost of construction, plus
.some ancillary closing and
insurance costs, but with no
interest on the home loan.
The target cost range for,
the first home is $70,000,
and the home will be roughly
1,000 to 1,100 square feet,
Allen said.
"We iry to do something
that will fit into the neighbor-
hood" in which thehome will
be built, Allen said.'
Finally, the 'prospective


Blood Drive
can handle a pinch, on the
inside of their arms, that's all
it is. They're taking the time
out of their schedule for an
hour: That one donation will
save the lives of two different,
patients."
Anyone at least 17 years
old who weighs 110 pounds
or more and feels .healthy
may be eligible to donate
blood.
Hutto remains in stable
condition at Bay Medical
Center and has been having
periodic procedures to repair
injuries he received in the
shhark attack,' said Christa
Hild, the hospital's public
relations coordinator. ..
He was scheduled to be
moved out of intensive care
and into his own. hospital
room in time for some
birthday celebrations today.
Family and friends have
planned a number of birthday


homeowner must agree to put
300 hours of "sweat equity" .
into their home. That could
take the form of attending
seminars where they would
learn about finances and
home repairs, participating
in Habitat for Humanity and
other civic ,organizations as
well as participating in the
building of their own homes.
For this first home proj-
ect, Habitat for Humanity
of Gulf County is also look-
ing for a family or individual
building roots in the commu-
nity they must have lived
in the county for at least one
year, Allen said.
Volunteers will be on
hand at both general meet-
ings to assist potential hom-
eowners in the application
process.
The applications will be
narrowed by Allen's commit-
tee. to a select few to be
brought before the board of
directors for a final selec-
tion.
"We hope to have our
work done in the next 60 to
90 dys," Allen .said. "The
board will do the work to


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surprises, and the hospital is
baking Hutto a cake.
Hutto's family also.. has
set up a Web site at www.,
caringbridge.org. 'where,
visitors can post messages
that Hutto will be able ,to
read on a laptop in his new
room.
In addition ,to the Red
Cross blood drive, Bay
Medical, Center had a drive
last Thursday and Friday in
Hutto's honor. Hild said the
hospital collected 83 units
of blood last week arid will
continue to collect blood in
Hutto's name this week.
"This is an example
of why people should give
blood," Hild said. "You never
know when someone you
know and someone you care
about is going to have a trau-
matic accident. The .people
who give are the herQes who
save lives in cases like this."


decide what family is select-
ed."
The local chapter's- pack-
et of application to become
an affiliate to the interna-
tional body, including non-
profit status paperwork and
application for certification,
is currently in the Atlanta-
based national headquar-
ters of Habitat for Humanity


International for approval.
"We are waiting any day'
for our notification," Allen
said.
Since its founding in
1976, Habitat for Humanity
has built and rehabilitated
more than 170,000 homes for
families in need, according to
information from the Atlanta
headquarters, providing safe,


decent and affordable homes
for more than 750,000 peo-
ple worldwide.
There are 2,100 Habitat
chapters in all 50 states, the
District of Columbia, Guam,
Puerto Rico as well as coun-
tries around the globe.
Through volunteer labor
and donations of money and
materials, Habitat builds and


rehabilitates simple, decent
homes with the help of the
homeowner, or partner, fam-
ilies.
Homes are sold at no
profit, financed with afford-
able no-interest loans. The
homeowners' monthly mort-
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to build still more Habitat
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Bay Front 100921 $1,250,000
Come see this beautiful Bay Front home

Gulf Ftont 105401 $2,325,000
Breathtaking Gulf front property with asscreened
in heated pool/luxurious hot tub. Private board-
walk to private beach.


Canal Front 106282 $895,000
4/2.5 Cottage in Waterside Village develop-
ment.

Gulf View 106181 $595,000
Spacious 2/2. Short walk to beach. 3 decks with
views


Interior 106211
Nestled in a cozy neighborhood
from the beach This 3/2.5 sits on


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1/2 acre.


Canal Front 106552 5995,000
4/2 5 Cottage in Waterside Village Located on
the canal in Mexico Beach.

Canal Front 105496 5639,000
Canal Front and Gulf Viewl Boat slip with lift. A
2/2 that's perfect

Gulf View 105914 $1,200,000
Must see to truly appreciate the possibilities that
await this 6/4 home along dedicated beach

Canal Front 105848 $995,000
S 42 5 Cottage in Mexico Beach. Canal Front in
Waterside Village development.

Gulf View 104407 51,287,000
Across from dedicated beach Awesome view
of the Gulf and sunset every evening 4/2 home
ready to move into and enjoy.

Close to Beach 103779 $457,900
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 Beach.

Close to Beach 105861 5415,000
Gulfview townhome is just steps away from the
beach.

Interior 105801 5359,000
A quaint 3/2 home just a short walk to beach.

Gulf View 104899 5359,000
Cute 2.2 townhome on beach side of Highway
98 in Mexico Beach

S Interior 101741 5239,000
L 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 5825,000
Gulf Breeze Villas is one of the few gulf front
condo projects in town. 2 units available

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


Bay Front 103551 $1,650,000
3 Bay front lots located near the heart of
Highland View.

Interior 102087 5519,000
Very large custom built 4/3 home in Gulfaire
Subdivision.

Interior 103587 $550,000
Nice property with four lots. Great Investment!

Interior 104457 $425,000
Beautiful 3/2 brick home with spacious rooms
and a huge yard, near schools.

Interior 104146 $237,500
2/1 home. Lots of potential in Port St Joe

Interior 104655 S235,000
Nice deck around pool Beautiful landscaped,
8 person jacuzzi, shed privacy fence, 1 2 mile
from schools in Port St. Joe.

Gulf View 102494 5525,000
Gulf View from the numerous decks Two and
a half lotsll 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.

WindMark 105936 $3,950,000
Nice home located in Windmark Beach, located
in N.W. Florida


Gulf View 103497 $365,000
Gulf views from upper levels with appropriate
floor plan. Great lot at the end of the street

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

Mexico Beach 103540 $260,000
Great lot! Short walk to beach Mature trees,
camellias and azaleas on lot.

Mexico Beach 105375 $239,900
Walking distance to Gulf of Mexico. Cleared!


Interior 106294
75x150 lot in St. Joe Beach. Just
beach.


$269,900
2 blocks from


Gulf View 104321 5695,000
189x58 lot on Highway 98 in St Joe Beach.. 4
lots available zoned commercial.

OverstreeT 104028 5595,000
5 lots situated at the cbtner of two paved roads.
Opportunities are knock

Overstreet 104027 5229,000
185' of creekfront seclusion Possibilitie
s galore for this beautiful 3 acre parcel.


Overstreet
Build today,
Intracoastal.


102536 $325,000
minutes from the ocean and


Gulf Front 106440 51,375,000
478x50 Gulf front lot located on Cape San Bias


Cape San Bias 102841
Gulfview lot at Summer Sands


Interior 103748 $639,000
Excellent for mini ranch or investment to subdi-
vide 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 parcel. Room to remodel and expand


Interior
Being sold "As Is"


105519


$42,000


Interior 101926 $154,900
Beautiful, large custom 5/3 ranch home to be
moved Enjoy the high life today

Interior 103865 5170,000
Beautiful 5 acres with mobile home, above
ground pool

Interior 104453 5249,000
Custom built, impeccably maintained 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 fisherman'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
Beautiful 6`5 home in Apalachicola.


$850,000


Interior 106345 590,000
Residential lot 210x219 in Wewahitchka Near
Chipola River Boat Landing.

River Front 106358 5150,000
Very nice waterfront lot on the Dead Lakes in
Wewahitchka 334 31x100

Wewahitchka 105228 59,900
Located near the Dead Lakes Getaway for that
quiet weekend of fishing and relaxation. Just
north of Wewa


Indian Pass 102115
Great lot at great price in
Indian Pass


$375,000
the Reservation at


Interior 106498 $150,000
Commercial lot on Highway 98 in Carrabelle

Carrabelle 105190 5599,900
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

Carrabelle 104894 5239,000
5 lots available Located on the west side of
Carrabelle.

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Apalachicola 106034 $155,900
$995,000 Lot is approximately 1000' from the Apalachicola
Bay There is also a boat ramp at the end of the
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35th ADA Battalion CSM Rises to Brigade CSM


Command Sgt. Maj. Sidney Weatherspoon accepts the 'noncommissioned officers' sword from Col.
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Offered at $585,000 MLS# 104160


By Staff Sgt. Dave Enders,
35th ADA Brigade PAO
Command Sergeant
Major Sidney D.
Weatherspoon assumed duty
as the new 35th Air Defense
Artillery Brigade Command
Sergeant Major the most for-
ward deployed Air Defense.
Brigade in the Army.
Weatherspoon is respon-
sible for leading, training,
and caring for over 1,500
soldiers, whose mission is
to provide Tactical Ballistic
Missile defense for critical
assets spanning over 1,300
square kilometer in the
Republic of Korea. Passing
of the sword from one 35th
Air Defense Artillery Brigade
icon to another in a change
of responsibility ceremony
was held at the Challenger
Club, Osan Air Base, Korea,
and May 25.
The noncommissioned
officers sword was adopted by
the war department in 1840.
It is a handsome and graceful
appearing weapon but some-
what heavy in the hilt and
ill-balanced; nevertheless, it
was worn by american ser-
geants for over, seventy (70)
years which included such
great conflicts as the mexi-
can war, the civil war, and
the spanish american. The
passing of the sword signifies
-the relinquishing of respon-
sibility from the outgoing to
the incoming command ser-
geant major. The sword rep-
resents the "cutting edge" of


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store & boat launch, this house is high & dry.
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Townhome overlooking pond with gulf view, comfortably
decorated, this unit is perfect for a couple or small family.
MLS#104352 $400,000


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227-5312


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Bay-View Bungalow on HWY C-30. This immaculate
2BR/21BA home is a great find with lots of character and
lends itself to an extraordinary entertaining life-style. This
home offers a large deck, covered patio and a spacious liv-
ingtoom with an open floor plan featuring wonderful views
of the forest and its wildlife. MLS# 105515 $465,000


8048 Cape San Bias Road
Cape San Bias, FL

850-227-7770
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with extra large deck on the upper level. 6BR/5.5BA town-
home, community pool, gated community. MLS# 103415
$1,200,000


------- --Gulf Front with excellent rental history, remodeled in 2003, Located in the Heart of Barrier Dunes. Well-ain-
Gulf Front Brighton By the Sea. Spacious 3BR4BA, nicely ., .. ,., .
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115ft Gulf Front Secluded Dunes $2.150.000

Scenic H%), C-30 Lot $299,500

Seagrass First Tier Lot $835.000

Palm Breeze Lots Starting at S78.000

1304 Garrison $120.000


the professionalism and the
living spirit of the organiza-
tion and its mission. First
sergeants may come and go
but the sword remains "razor
sharp."
"Today the responsi-
bility for the brigade has
changed to Command Sgt.
Maj. Sidney Weatherspoon,
one who is no stranger to
the brigade and one who
has contributed to the suc-
cess of the brigade over a
period of almost five years,"
said Cox, who hosted the
ceremony. "It is no accident
that he will now serve at the
brigade level, and Command
Sgt. Maj. Weatherspoon, it
will be an honor to serve with
you.'
Command Sgt. 'May.
Sidney Weatherspoon suc-
ceeded Command Sgt. Maj.
Steve Rodgers. "Command
Sgt. Maj. Weatherspoon is
competent, loyal, fit, disci-,
plined, tactically and techni-
cally competent, calm in the
most adverse circumstanc-
es and most importantly,
respected by ;all who know'


him," said 35th ADA Brigade
Commander Col. Kenneth J.
Cox. "He has always been
fully committed to the mis-
sion and our soldiers, always
balanced in his approach
and always selfless in giv-
ing his time in support of
.both. He has epitomized the
phrase, 'mission first; sol-
diers always.'
"He [Weatherspoon] has
been here with me from start
to finish," said Command
Sergeant Major Rodgers.
"He's the right Command
Sergeant Major for the job."
Of his twenty-six years
in the Army, Weatherspoon
served. seven with the 35th
ADA Brigade, personally
contributing to the brigade's
history at three separate
duty stations and various
operations ranging from
Operations Desert Shield and
Desert Storm to Operations
Enduring Freedom and Iraqi
Freedom. "I spent two years
[with the' brigade] at Fort
Lewis as an operations ser-
geant," said Weatherspoon.
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Gary Clark Wins Richard L. McLaughlin Volunteer of the Year Award


David Roberts, Director
of the Florida Economic
Development Council -
District One announced that
Gary Clark, Vice-President
of Marketing and Member
Services at West Florida
Electric Cooperative has
won the 2005 Richard L.
McLaughlin Volunteer of the
Year award. The award, spon-
sored each year by the Florida
Economic Development
Council (FEDC), recognizes
an individual who has shown
outstanding achievement
and ability in furthering eco-
nomic development in the
community.
Having been active in


the economic dev
arena since 1990, C
well-known figure
out the Northwes
region, especially
member counties t
prise Opportunity
regional economic
ment organization.
serves as a memb
Washington Count
Board, the District
Trustees of Chipola
the Washington
Chamber of Comme
of Directors, and
Chairman, of Op
Florida.
Many economy
opment professional


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850-229-6153


elopment Clark best by his volunteer
Clark is a activities in promoting eco-
through- nomic development in the
t Florida northwest Florida region.
the eight He has helped out sever-
hat com- al entities by serving as a
Florida a strategic planning facilita-
develop- tor. Opportunity Florida has
He also been guided by his innova-
er of the tive plans to bring high-speed
y School broadband Internet access to
Board of the entire region, as well as
Boar Collegef seeking programs that will
a College, create a considerable num-
County ber of new affordable housing
rce Board opportunities. Mr. Clark has
current also been directly involved in
portunity numerous projects that have
resulted .in new jobs to the
ic devel- area. Most recent achieve-
als know ments this past year have
S N included the expansion, of
uIrs Westpoint-Stevens in both
Washington and Jackson
without Counties, which created 225
Realtor. new jobs and the new state
prison slated for Graceville,
which will also create approx-
imately 200 new jobs.
Mr. Clark has been espe-
cially active as a member of
Opportunity Florida, an eco-
nomic development organiza-
tion that serves eight coun-
Sties in Northwest Florida:
Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden,
^ ~ Gulf, Holmes, Jackson,
Liberty and Washington. The
. 1 hour. organization's mission is to
arrabelle assist existing businesses
Apalachicola and new business interested
in relocating to the area.
"Gary's dedicated time
on and energy has served as
the backbone to our orga-
N nization's successful opera-
S(.0. tions and initiatives," said
Rick Marcum, Opportunity
Florida, Executive Director.
"Gary Clark's most


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MLS# 102366
2br/2ba floating barge house w/2 lots.
Deep water. Includes frame house and
30'x50' metal bldg. Follow signs on Lk
Grove Rd. Perry McFarland, Realtor Assoc.
Res. 229-6153, Cell 227-5885.


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125 BELLAMY CIRCLE
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


WAREHOUSE 506 1ST.
ST.COMMERCIAL. -
Over 3000 sq. ft. Next to
NAPA. Double doors on
both ends of bldg. Office
space and bath room.
MLS#103959. $300,000.


Cape San Bias Baytront
lot (two available)
101'x509 Over an acre per
lot. Significant X zone area.
Prime homesites with good
water. MLS#104662 -
$1,150,000.
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CAPE SAN BLAS ROAD
Commercial potential. 1.5
acres. High traffic area
next to St.Joseph State
Park. Approx. 190' road
frontage. Great investor
potential. MLS#101530 -
$1,375,000


1st TIER GULF LOT
Prestigious development.
Beartiful lot with board-
walk access to the beach.
Also has community pool.
Assoc. dues $800 yr. MLS#
103724. $575,000.


1005 GARRISON AVE -
This 3br 2.5 bath home is
located close to downtown
Port St. Joe. Brick construc-
tion. Amenities include Oak
cabinets, ceramic tile, pri-
vacy fence, sprinkler sys-
tem and double enclosed
garage. Owners may consid-
er financing! MLS#105133.
$310,000.


CHIPOLA RIVER
Two high and dry lots on
Corn Griffin Rd. Excellent
building sites. Both are
loaded with beautiful
trees. MLS#101613 and
MLS#103522 $250,000.
each.
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9142 COCKLES AVE
Great Lot in Improving sub-
division. Gulf View possible
and short walk to beach.
Adjacent lot also available.
MLS#105785 $225,00
each


important responsibility is
to the customers of West
Florida Electric Cooperative..
He has managed to take the


time to get involved in his
communities to perpetuate
job growth and create better
job opportunities for those


he serves. I wish we could
clone ten of him", said David
Roberts, FEDC District One
Director.


Lake Seminole's East Bank Campground


Closes for Renovation
The U.S. Army Corps of Primitive can
Engineers announces the be available at o1
temporary closure of Lake campgrounds on L
Seminole's East Bank Camp- nole, however no
ground to begin at 3 p.m. electric hookups
EDT, on Surnday, July 10 for able at any of these
maintenance and upgrades. Hales Landin
The replacement of the open with 14 site
current electrical system is per night campgi
the primary reason for the a bathhouse with
closure. Once this upgrade drinking water, a
is complete, two of the three with courtesy doc
loops will be able to offer 50 nic shelter and a
amp services to our patrons, on duty.
The work will take approxi- Neals Landing
mately eight weeks to cornm- be open with 11
plete, and East Bank will $5 per night camp
reopen at 7 a.m. EDT on a bathhouse with
Thursday, September 1. drinking water, 1


July
aping will
other Corps
Lake Semi-
o water or
are avail-
e sites:
.g will be
es. This $5
round has
i showers,
boat ramp
k and pic-
park host

g will also
sites.' This
ground has
a shower,
boat ramp


35th ADA Battalion CSN


"The other five [years]
were consecutive." Over the.
last five years, he served as
the operations sergeant ma-
jor for both 2-1 ADA Battal-
ion and 35th ADA Brigade
and as the Command Ser-
geant Major for Task Force
Iron Fist during Operation
Enduring Freedom and Op-
eration Iraqi Freedom before
serving as the 2-1 ADA Bat-
talion Command Sergeant
Major. "We [2-1 ADA Battal-


ion] started Operation Clear
Skies before going to OEF,"
said Weatherspoon:
Weatherspoon said he
will be able to draw upon
his experience in Afr Defense
Artillery to serve the 35th
ADA Brigade mission well.
"I worked together with
all the senior noncommis-
sioned officers and most of
the senior officers [within
the brigade] at one time or
another throughout my mili-
tary career.


10
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-
tions.

I1 From Page 1B

"I feel comfortable that
we'll accomplish all our mis-
sions," said Weatherspoon.
"I will approach being the
brigade Command Sergeant
Major as I have been
approaching things since I've
been a noncommissioned
officer, accomplish the mis-
sion, taking care of soldiers
and leading from the front.
Command Sergeant Major is
the son Voncile Nickson and
1977 graduated of Port Saint
Joe High School.


Command. Sgt.. Mal I,.-....a.


Command Sgt. Maj. Sidney Weatherspoon addresses the soldiers and attendees at the ceremony.


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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 800 411-37,17
Panama City 850 265-2970


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169 Alligator Dri.e, Alligaor Point irecions: from Carrabelle Anchor \ directions: entrance to Gramercy is just
Directions: from Carrabelle Anchor Office continue east on H-y. 98 approx. ast of Hwy. 65 on Hwy. 98. (Meet sales
Office continue east on Hwy. 98 approx. 4.2 miles. House is on the right. agent at guard gate office for an escort
17 miles. Turn right on Alligator Dr., ,Built in 2000 beautiful three bedroom, to house).
continue 8.2 miles. Townhomes will be two bath with dock permit on Lanark Beach Superb bayfront four bedroom, three bath
on the right, over looking Dog Island. MLS#106120. 2,513 sq. ft. home on Lot 5 in Gramercy
3BR/3BA per unit, 9' ceilings, 4 covered Call Jenny Cash 850 899-5351. Plantation nearing completion by Coastal
decks per unit, private Gulf and bay access. Traditions, LLC. MLS#103223.
Private elevator each unit. MLS#106195. Call Pam Collins 850 899-1054.
Call Brenda Reese 850 508-9808.
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220 Gramerc Plani. Blid., Eastpoun I; Historic District 92 14th Sueet. Apalachicola
.Directions: on Hwy. 98 just past the \i 67 Avenue D, Apalachicola V{Directions: from Apalachicola Anchor
intersection of State Road 65. Directions: from the Anchor office in office travel west on Hwy. 98. Turn right
Beautiful large new Bayfront four bedroom, Apalachicola travel south on Hwy; 98, on to Fourteenth St. Look for balloons
four and one-half bath lome in Gramercy turn right on Fifth Street. Homeis on the Classic example of a great Apalachicola
Plantation. Wrap around balcony and ele- comer of Fifth Street and Avenue D. home! Completely remodeled inside and,
vator. MLS#105098. (Meet sales agent in 'Rare historic architecture in home built in out, recent roof/ electrical, plumbing, split
office for an escort to house). 1846. Beautiful wood floors, 10 foot ceil- A/C and sits on 1 1/2 lots! Comes fully fur-
Call Shelley Shepard 850 653-6621. ings, seven fireplaces. MLS#101501. nished (some exclusions). MLS#105170.
Call Gordon Adkins 50 899-1456. Call Jason Cheek at 404 402-1308.


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Directions: from Apalachicola Anchor
Office, continue west on Hwy. 98 for
approx. 8 miles. Take slight left onto CR-
30W for 12.5 miles. Turn left onto CR-
30E, travel approx. 6 miles, turn right on
Sandlewood, fourth house on right.
Gulf and bay deeded access. Terrific home
with storage for expansion. MLS#105627.
Call Nipper Jewett at 404 788-8836.


l 109 38th Street. Mexico Beach
Directions: from Anchor's Mexico Beach
office, travel west to 36th-44th Street
sign. Turn right, then turn left on 38th
Street. Home is fifth on the right.
Enjoy this comfortable 2BR/2BA home
located on deep water canal with access to
the gulf. MLS#105484.
Call Joy Holder 850 527-0170.


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Directions: from Mexico Beach office
teuael nest on Hwi. 98. Turn right on
21st St., right on Paradise Path, left on
Nanook Road, right on Lalla Lane, right
on William Way. House is on comer.
Incredible custom built home, Andersen
windows, heat pump. Cottage on adjacent
lot comes separately. MLS#104368.
Call Scott Williams 850 527-2010.


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By Kay Kelley
Now here is a question
that I am frequently asked,
and 11 bet the average gar-
dener never has to think
about this one: what in the
world can I plant on .a septic
tank drain field?
I have to pause here
and chuckle a little, because
I view the septic tank issue
as a great social equalizer. It
doesn't matter whether you
live in a tiny single wide
mobile home, or in a multi-
million dollar McMansion on
the beach, if you-aren't in an
area serviced by a sewer, you
will have a septic tank.
Not all drain fields have
to be raised above the exist-
ing grade of the land, but
around here they usually do.
It has to do with the under-
ground water table and the
porosity of the soil. From the
viewpoint of a garden design-
er the raised mound of a
septic drain field is a special
challenge. There is simply no
way to make a rectangular
pile of dirt look natural in an
otherwise flat yard. Planting
trees or shrubs anywhere
close to the drain field is a
no-no since the roots will
seek water and can penetrate
the drain lines. My sympathy
goes to whoever buys the
house out on the Cape where
the homeowner, in spite of
my warning, planted a whole
grove of oleander directly on
the drain field
So what is a garden-
er to do? The Gulf County
Health Department, which
oversees the permitting of
drain fields, will not recom-
mend planting anything but
grass on the mounds. I have
to assume they are refer-
ring to shallow-rooted sod
type grasses, and not, for
instance, sea oats, which can
have a thirty foot root sys-
tem. The Franklin County
Health Department specifies
shallow-rooted' ground coy-
ers, including grass. Both
offices are adamant about not
planting the trees or shrubs
close to the field. But there
are some communities in'
Franklin County and maybe


Gulf County as well which
have covenants outlawing
the use of sod. In places
where sod is allowed, I can
tell you from personal experi-
ence that without irrigation,
grass does 'not grow well on
the steep slopes of the drain
field, maybe due. in part to
the heavy weight of riding
lawn mowers, which pull at
the grass roots around the
sloped edges. The opposite'
problem plagued me in one
yard, where the grass grew
so thick and lush on top
of the drain field it' would
have to be gone over two or
three times, starting with the
mower adjusted as high as it
would go. The real question
here is what to use if grass
sod is not an option.
My neighbor once sal-
vaged a pile of lantana that
someone had pulled up and
thrown away. Apparently
they thought it was dead, but
my neighbor knew it was not,
so he planted it all around
the sloped sides of his drain
field. He is rewarded every
summer with an explosion
of gold flowers which bloom
intermittently from spring
until the first frost. My first
experience using a. ground-
cover on the field was with
Asiatic jasmine, which has
taken a couple of years to
create a full cover, and in the
meantime has taken some
diligent weeding. I have used
dune sunflower on septic
fields near the beach, and
that plant grows wide, covers
quickly, and blooms all sum-
mer and a good part of the
winter. The two things that
dune sunflower won't toler-
ate are too much shade and
too much water. .If the drain
field is to be- irrigated regu-
larly, wedelia, also known as
'beach sunflower, grows like
crazy, blooms constantly,
and takes a fair amount of
shade. The wedelia is on the
state's list of invasive plants,
though, and without pome-
one to keep an eye on it and
keep it contained, it can be
wildly invasive. I' don't rec-
ommend it.
A groundcover that is


gaining in popularity in the
Deep South is perennial pea-
nut. I ran this by the county
extension agent for Okaloosa
County as an option, and she
thought it would be fine for
septic systems. Although the
rhizomous root system grows
deep and strong, she didn't
think it would grow deeply
enough to be a problem for
drain lines. Perennial peanut
spreads fairly slowly, but it
has a thick, lush foliage and
abundant yellow flowers.
Some varieties only grow to
six or eight inches tall, and
mowing is optional. Again,
keeping it weed free until an
adequate cover is achieved
would be necessary.
And then there are the
grasses. Palm trees are tech-
nically grasses, so can't we
get away with planting them
near the drain fields? Same
with bamboo, which spreads
readily enough to make it
a nightmare for some peo-
ple, yet there are ground-
cover varieties of bamboo
which would probably be
very attractive., I have used
the indigenous muhly grass
as a. groundcover and it is
gorgeous as all times of the
year. Love grass, underused
but longer blooming than the
muhly, would seem to be a
good choice.
The dilemma of how to
take a huge rectangular heap,
of dirt and incorporate it
into a thoughtful landscape
design is not being answered
here, but maybe I am at,
least offering some food for'
thought. If any of you have
met this challenge and are
happy with the results, I
wish you would drop an ',e-
mail and let me know, if you
don't mind sharing ideas.
And if anyone, has used any,
of these suggested plants
and had a problem, I need
to know about that too. Now,
if I could only redesign the
rectangle...
Comments?
Questions? Opinions? Email
tne at kkelley@beachvillage.
net


Forgotten Gardening


Know the Fa

By Stacy C. Treglown
Despite what you hear
and/or feel about breast-
feeding, most new moms
have to make the decision to
nurse their newborn infant
for. themselves. The deci-
sion is personal and takes
into account very individual
beliefs- about this intimate
bonding relationship. It's
easy reading about it, but
putting baby to bosom when
they finally arrive is not as
simple (need I say painless)
as it looks; however once
you master the process, it
really is comforting for both
of you. Having breastfeed
two babies-the first for 13
V2 months, and my second
for 16 months I can attest
to the mixed blessings of the
breastfeeding experience.
Every new mom can
breastfeed. I strongly encour-
age the consideration and
discussionin with a lactation
.specialist for any questions
or concerns you might have
'prior to delivery. Post-delivery
has the lactation specialist in
the hospital observe the ini-
tial feedings, and answer any
questions or concerns you
have while nursing. Don't get
discouraged if the mechan-
ics of 1~reastfeeding aren't as
"naturally" easy as you had
.anticipated, it takes time
before you both get comfort-
able and lots of encouraging
support from daddy, fam-
ily and friends etc. Also, as
a new breastfeeding mother
there is so much information
and adjustments to be made
with a newborn that you just
need to relax and let baby
dictate his or her schedule.
Breastfeeding is so con-
venient in that breast milk
is always ready, at the right
temperature, safe and sani-
tary. It is medically docu-
mrented that breastfed
babies have fewer illnesses,
higher IQs,. and rarely grow
to become obese children.
Mothers benefit from breast-
feeding by reducing 'the risk
of breast and ovarian cancer,
osteoporosis (weak bones)
and quicker weight loss from
the pregnancy. Lastly, breast-
feeding does .not require any
equipment except when
mother .decides to pump or
express her breast milk.
There is tons of litera-
ture regarding breastfeeding
basics. And if, you are like


Miranda Dawn Sasser
finished her freshman year
at Florida State University
by earning placement on the
President's List for Spring
2005 term.. Student must
cariy at least 12 credit hours





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.


and maintain a 4.0 grade
point average to qualify.
Miranda is currently pur-
suing a double major in
Psychology and Social Work.
She is a 2004 graduate of
Port St. Joe High School and
the daughter of David Sasser
of Port St. Joe and Dawn
Stratton of Panama City.


Lot for Sale

75x180 residential lot in
White City.
Lot has paved road
access from Caladium
and Dahlia Streets.

Call 258-1504 day or
827-4292 night.


0iZg 'eilEtt Opportunit
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Four commercial lots zoned C-1 in Enterprise zone. 120'
X 90' This is the most visible corner in all Port St. Joe.
Excellent opportunity to be part of the future city master
plan. For details call.

Vic Ramos Broker/Associate
', Coasia6 850-229-9353
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PUBLIC NOTICE

A Public Hearing will be held at the. Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on Tuesday,
July 19, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. EST, and at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tues-
day, July 26, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Both public hearings will be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the
Rob.rt M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public
hearings will be to discuss and act on the following:

1. Approve Minutes June 21, 2005
2. Final Plat Approval Ovations Phase II Ashwood Development Company- Parcel ID #06370-
000R, 06371-000R- 72.42 acres in Section 36, Township 8 South, Range 12 West, Gulf
County, Florida. A proposed 93 unit development subject to all development regulation
required by Gulf County, Florida.
3. Final Plat Approval Planters Cove The Parvey Companies Parcel ID# 06269-009R &
06269-01 OR, 3.66 Acres in Section 18, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County,
Florida. A maximum 11 unit development subject to all development regulations required by
Gulf County.
4. Final Plat.Approval- San Dunes Phase II Parvey Development Corporation Parcel ID#
06268-062R, & 06268-060R 4.10 acres in Section 7 Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf
County, Florida. A maximum 12 unit development subject to all development regulations
required by Gulf County. :
5. Preliminary Plat Approval Windswept at Cape San Bias -Hana, LLC. Parcel ID #06268-
574R, 06268-572R, & 06268-570R 6.59 acres in Section 6& 7, Township 9, South, Range
11 West, Gulf County, Florida. A proposed 12 unit development subject to all development
regulation required by Gulf County.
6. Preliminary Plat Approval Bay Colors Subdivision Doug Ogilvie Parcel ID# 06245-OOOR-
3.78 acres in Section 36, Township 8 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum
15 unit development subject to all development regulations required by Gulf County.
7. Variance Swordfish 1 LLC 06345-900R & 06345-906R 2.19 acres in Section 25, Township
8 South, Range 12 West, Gulf County, Florida Encroaching into the side building setback on
the State Park side of the property to the' property line.
8. Preliminary Plat Approval -Parkview Swordfish 1 LLC. Parcel ID# 06345-900R & 06345-
906R, 1.335 Acres in Section'25, Township 8 South, Range 12 West, Gulf County Florida a
maximum 4 unit development subject to all development regulations required by Gulf County.
9. WindMark Beach DO/PDR
10. Comprehensive Plan/EAR Update.
11. Staff.


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


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EVERYTHING WE TOUCH TURNS TO SOLD


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GULF FRONT CAPE HOME die-
signed formaximumrnbeachfun-tiime.
Comfy open living area w/postcard
views from all around. Large porch
w/beach walkovers. MLS 105408
$1,67S,000






APALACHICOLA Lovely home on
2 beautifully landscaped lots. 1 blk
to river/park, Gleaming hardwood
floor, spacious kitchen 'rr. ri
counters, Built in 2003. i.,- 1:',
348 sq ft bldg. with many possible
uses. MLS 105867 $749,500


BAY iFRiONT -Paroramic tay & gulf
views throughout thiis llo ly bay
front Cape home. Spaiouasitchen,
rMring-dining area whi7rc pens onto
lange screened porch for iinnirsa
$1,150,000
,




CAPE SAN BLAS Fabulous bay
views from the deck & a pleasant
glimpse of the gulH and sounds of
the surf from the master suite. Cus-
tom interior by Tiffinis. Pristine con-
dition. MLS 105016 $494.000


CAPE SAN BLAS MOTIVATED SELLER Beautifully
wooded lot in Southbeach. Adjacent lot Is listed at $485,000.
Terrific investment opportunity. MLS 105570 $335,000
TREASURE SHORES Good size, high first tier corner lot
%,ir 1a Pamic uI .,ie,'.s rin a neighborhood of quality homes.
Cae-.- gqu; access Federal flood insurance available when
you build. MLS 105815 $599,000
PARK POINT Large corner lot in a great new Cape com-
munity adjacent to the State Park. The toughest part of living
here will be deciding whether you want to swim' in the Gulf,
the bay, or the Park Point pool just across the street. MLS
10588 $424,000
WATERS EDGE EAST Beautiful views when you build.
Gulf views from the front, undisturbed natural Florida from
the back. Only a short walk to the beach. Adjacent to Florida
State Wildlife Buffer Preserve. Sewer permit included. One
owners licensed real estate broker associate. MLS 105406
$299,000



1085 Cape San Bias Rd.


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icts About Breastfeeding

any new and eager parent resource, The Gulf County
(especially for the first baby), Health Department, has a
you'll probably become a vic- registered lactation special-
tim of "information overload." ists and breast pumps for
Just remember to ask ques- loan. Contact Jill Jones @
tions of your pediatrician, (850) 227-1276 ext. 126 for
or go to your local library, information.
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Miranda Makes President's List


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Summerlot and Lease to Wed


Paul Summerlot and
Mary Lou Lease would be
pleased to have their friends
and family to come cele-
brate with them when they


exchange their wedding vows
on July 9 at Highland View
Assembly of God at 2 p.m.
EST. A reception will follow
in the fellowship hall.


Shawna Marie Coalley & Mark Hatcher

Coalley & Hatcher to Wed


Cynthia Davis is proud
to announce the upcoming
marriage of her daughter,
Shawna Marie Coalley to Mr.
Mark Hatcher of White City.
The bride is the mother
of Tyler James Harwood and
the granddaughter of Ms.
Marion Hough and the late
Gary Hough of White City.
The groom is the son of
the Tressie "Susie" Hatcher
and the late Larry G. Hatcher
Sr. of Bristol. Mark is the


grandson of the Inez Hatcher
and the late L. E. Hatcher
of Blountstown and Tressie
Clark and the late .Haywood
Henderson of Bristol.- He
is also the proud father of
Arieona Nicole Hatcher.
The ceremony will take
place on Tuesday, July 2.6 at
7:30 p.m. at the White City
Park where a reception will
follow. All family and friends
are invited to attend.


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Boyd Fights for Veterans Healthcare


Congressman Allen Boyd
(D-North Florida), a mem-
ber of the Military Quality
of Life and Veterans Affairs
Subcommittee, voted to cor-
rect the $1 billion shortfall in
veteran's healthcare funding
belatedly acknowledged by
the Department of Veterans
Affairs ,last week. However,
ithe emergency supplemental
appropriations bill-passed in
the House of Representatives
failed to match the legisla-
tion passed in the Senate by
covering only $975 million of
the $1 billion shortfall.
"While the passage of the
emergency -supplemental bill
is an important and crucial


step towards covering the
' hiealthcare needs of'our vet-
erans, the funding amount
in the House bill does not
include the necessary funds
to fully fix the problem," said
Congressman Boyd. "This
legislation is too little, too
late. Our veterans, who have
served honorably to protect
tho~e freedoms which we all
.hold dear, deserve more from
us."
Secretary of Veterans
Affairs Jim Nicholson
acknowledged that the
Department of Veterans
Affairs is short $1 billion for
covering veterans' healthcare
needs in 2005. In response,
Congressman 'Boyd joined
over 200 of his colleagues in
the House of Representatives
this week in requesting an
additional $1.3 billion in vet-
erans healthcare funding.
Last Wednesday, the. Senate
voted unanimously to give
the VA an extra $1.5 bil-
lion this year to cover the
healthcare shortfall, but on
Thursday, the House offered
only $975 million to cover
this gap, meaning additional
work will have to be done to
correct this.serious problem.
"'As we prepare to wel-
come home a new generation
of men and women from Iraq
and Afghanistan,, the full
funding to cover this short-
fall is absolutely necessary so
that our veterans can receive
the level of care consistent
with their honorable service
to our country," said Boyd.
"We cannot shortchange our
nation's heroes. Our govern-
ment has made a number
of promises to the men and
women who served in our
nation's armed forces, and as
a combat veteran, I consider
these promises made to our
veterans a sacred obligation
that must be upheld,"
The VA funding prob-
lem also continues into next
year as the Administration
also claims the additional
resources necessary to pro-
vide timely, high quality care
to veterans in 2006 amount
to approximately $1.5 bil-
lion.


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Carolyn and Tedd\ Maxiolis celebrated their 50th wed-
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RESIDENTS AND PROPERTY

OWNERS OF

CAPE SAN BLAS



BEACH RENOURISHMENT

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

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-
rmenf project and to update the public on the
status of current beach renourishment study.

WHEN: 2-4 p.m. EASTERN, JULY 8, 2005
WHERE: BARRIER DUNES CLUBHOUSE





Publish June 30 & July 7, 2005






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Wayne Rowlett, Realtor


INSPECTION MISCONCEPTIONS!
Inspections are a part of
most residential real. estate
transactions, but because
they are.so common, their role
is often taken for granted or
misunderstood. There are
some important points you
should think about before
ordering an inspection on a
home you've 'offered to pur-
chase.
Remember that a home
inspection is not a witch-hunt!
It's not a tool for finding flaws
to allow you to. renegotiate
your offer. An inspection is an
educational exercise that
allows buyers and sellers to
better understand the home's
condition. An inspection can
alleviate the buyer's anxiety
while also providing a basis
for repair suggestions.
Don't think that you
won't need an inspection for
new construction! Nobody
wants any surprises when


Barelool Properlies
purchasing an older home.
buL imagine what could hap-
pen in a brand n,:w one that
hasn't .ven begin I'ed in yet!
II' you're ,c(onsidenng the pur-
chase of a home under con-
struction, ask about "phase
inspections." which are com-
pleted at various stages in
construction for your peace of
mind.
Finally, don't assume that
inspections are exclusively the
responsibility of the buyer.
Many sellers have, benefited
from pre-listing inspections
that identify potential prob-
lems before the home is listed
and the defects are discov-
ered. Both sides can use the
inspection to make smart
decisions and feel more confi-
dent about the transaction. If
you're still uncertain, contact
a local real estate professional
with your questions.


Thinking of selling? Call for
a free consultation. Wayne
Rowlett of Barefoot Properties,
1085 Cape San Bias Road,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. (850)
227-8492 wr@gtcom.net
www. Captwayne.net


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Amy Nicole Owens & Jason G. Patterson


Reed and Smith

Engaged
Kaye Reed and Tommie
Lee Clemmens of Port St. Joe
announce the engagement
and forthcoming marriage of
their daughter and grand-
daughter, Victoria Reed to
Richard Smith, son of Mimi
and Van Smith of Chipley.
The bride-elect is a full
time student at Gulf Coast
Community College and a
cosmetic -consultant for
Clinique Laboratories. Her
fiance is a member of the
Army-National Guard and is
employed at Walgreen's.
They are members of St.
Mathew's Episcopal Church
in Chipley. An August 20th
wedding is planned at
McKenzie Park in Panama
City.


Owens and Patterson

Exchange Vows
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Owens
are proud to announce the
marriage of their daughter,
Amy Nicole Owens to Jason
G. Patterson on July 2.
The wedding took place
at the Emily Kemp Guest
Cottage.
The bride is a 1998 grad-
uate of Wewahitchka High
School and a 2004 gradu-
ate of Gulf Coast Community
College. She is currently
employed at Bay Medical.
The groom is a 1992
graduate of Fulton County
High School in Dalton, Ga.
and is currently employed at
Tri-State.
The couple will reside in
Wewahitchka.


Victoria Reed to Richard smith


Panama City Artists' 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
29.
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
served..
The exhibit will be on
display in The Main, Higby

Peacock Family

Reunion
The 24th annual reunion
of the Peacock Family Associ-
ation of the South will be held
in Lake Mary at the Marriott
Lake Mary, July 22 24.
All; Peacocks, Peacock
descendants and Peacock kin
are urged to attend this first-
ever Florida reunion to learn
more.about your ancestors.
This Association is
searching especially for de-'
scendants of: Samuel I, II,
III, John and Nancy, John,
Thomas, Williams, Robert,
Henry, Levi, Alfred, Jesse,
David, Asa, Abraham, Moult-
on, Washington Hamilton,
Archibad, Uriah, Louis C.
and Michael Peacock.
For more information,
contact Don Peacock, mem-
bership chairman at 817-
270-1414, Lake Ridge Drive,
Azle,' Tex, 76020, or email
donpeacock@aol.com.


and Hallway Galleries. a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday
Gallery hours are Mon- from 1 to 5 p.m. All times are
day, Wednesday and Friday CDT. The Visual Arts Center
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tues- of Northwest Florida is closed
day and Thursday from 10 on Sundays.

Early Registration and Advising for Fall at GCCC


The Gulf Coast
Community College will'con-
duct registration "and advis-
ing 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 teh divisions
will be available in their
respective offices on the main

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
p.m.
For more information
about these programs, please
contact Carol Davis at City
Hall, 229-8261.


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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 gen-
eral AA Degree are required
to contact the adviser in the
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tion regarding registration,
call 872-3892, or for advis-
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OBTURE


Christine Branch Schoelles
Christine Branch Schoelles, 77, of St.
Joe Beach, died July 1.
She was born April 18, 1928 in Grand
Ridge. She was a longtime resident of Bay
and Gulf counties.
She is survived by her loving husband of
57 years, Grin Schoelles. She was the won-
derful! mother of four children; son, Chris,
of Budapest, Hungary; daughter, Dianna
Wallace and husband Jerry of Palm Harbour;
daughter, Joni Knox and husband Tommy of
'St. Joe Beach; daughter, Marjorie Schoelles
hnd Tony Grossman of Reno, Nev.; grand-
Non, Joseph Humphrey and wife Jennifer of
Westerville, Ohio; grandson, Shane Knox of
St. Joe Beach; great-granddaughter, Adaline
Humphrey of Westerville, Ohio; three sisters,
Lillian, Steppie and Gerri and a great-aunt,
Pearl Shaffer of Crescent City.
Per Chris's wishes, there will not be any
services held.

Johnny Faulkner
Johnny Faulkner, 46, of New Port Richey
and formerly of Port St. Joe died June 29.
Faulkner was an automobile mechanic.
Services were held Wednesday, July 6 at
Hillcrest Cemetery in Quincy.
He was survived by a daughter, Natasha
Armstrong of Hardaway, Fl.; two step-daugh-
ters, Tanya Duff of Mississippi and Monica
Duff of Orlando; two brothers, Robert Eugene
Faulkner and Lance Faulkner of Pasco
County; and ten grandchildren.

Viola P. Cole
Today we bow in humble submis-
sion to the will of God, to thank Him
for the life of Ms. Viola Parker Cole. She
was born to Rosetta Parker and the late
Lugene Parker, Sr.. in Port St. Joe, Florida.
Viola was a 1966 graduate of Washington
High School and later graduated from Gulf
toast Community College. in Panama
City. Upon graduation, she moved to

You'reAmong friends at
VOakGrove ssembiy ofGod \
David.T. Jernandez.Pastor
Office- 85227-1837 Parionaqe: 8502296271
613 .Vadison 5treer For St.oe.f 6
Schedule or'ServcrTe
Sund'. PtWednesday
5undavSyc I 9.45am .idWeek. eal sOOpm
,.ornomv l1'orsh !O4[am .M4d iWeekBble Studv s615pm
Aid e on th re 10 4a, .Ministry In action, 6:15pm
Cross Tratning vouth 6:15pm
S" : .Men's 4iantstv- Mondday-6:30pm n
adic- 3tinrry. Tuesday ?lo''m
Dyna-mic x ralse, 'Worship-aeachingthi'releWord

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


Contmforary Semice 9:00 am.
Sunday SIm-' 0:00.lm.
Morning WMnP,: lLO0 a,.
Methodut YmothlFlowfw 6:.00p.m.
EeningWo sip: 7:00 p.m.
SAll Times are EST


Dan Rhodes
PASTOR
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Mini.erofMs idYsn

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Jesus is Lord an He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:

igltanb V iw aptt CjurtF
A 382 Ling Street Highland View.
%a17 Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
J4 (850)227-1306


Mike Westbrook,
Pastor


Sunday School
Morning Worship
Evening Service
Discipleship Training
Wednesday Prayer


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


The Catholic Church of Gulf County

Welcomes You


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


St. Lawrence Mission
Hwy 71 North
Wewahitchka, FL


(850) 227-1417
Weekend Mass schedule


Sat: 4:00ppm (ET)
Sun: 9:30 am (ET)


11:00 am (CT)


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
S .. 508 Sixteenth Street ,227-1756
Sunday Worship
10:00 a.m. Sixteenth Street
Fellowship Time '
10:45 a.m. o f/
Adult School "
11:00 a.m. o


*Sunday School
*Young Children


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Highway 7)/ Cecil Costin Sr. Bly .


TPastor Re&i. Reid Cameron



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S 11 North 22nd Street Me.ico Beach, FL 32410
d/WAirship miies: 9:00 a.m CST
kSdqok l:10-15am CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The pIeople f Auiko leadk Uited Methodist Chuich
v. Td Pastor Churh/O e: 648-8820
!Rev. TOd ovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


Jacksonville, where she was the second
African-American hired by the Channel 4
Television Station. She had
32 years of service with the 'Federal
Government in Washington D.C., then
retired in 2003.
God, in His infinite wisdom and
mercy, in His own way and for His own
purpose on June 16,
walking through His garden, turned and
saw a beautiful rose in, full bloom. He
decided this flower was too special to stay
among the others, so He plucked this
rose Viola Parker Cole...
unto Himself. She was preceded in death by
her sister Leola Smiley.
Her beautiful memory and giving spir-
it will always be cherished by her moth-
er, Rosetta Parker; her children, Olga
(Bobby) Lewis, Angela (Tyrone) Cole-
Mackey, Zachrous D. Hunter Jr. and
Demetria (Peter) Bivins; her grandchil-
dren, Tierra, Brandon, DeShala, and
Peter III; her sisters, Voncile McCloud,
Eula (Eugene) Hall, Annie Fields,
and Mary King; her brothers, Lugene
'(Rogena)M Parker and Kenneth (Alisa) Parker;
sister-in-law, Dawanna Parker; uncle,
Eugene (Sandra) Jones; she also leaves to
cherish her memory, a host of nieces,
nephews, cousins and friends; and best
friend Catherine "Kitty" Peterson.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m.,
Wednesday, June 29, at the Philadelphia'
Primitive Baptist Church in Port St. Joe with
Elder Jessie Hawkins officiating. Interment
followed in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Comforter Funeral Home was in charge
of arrangements.

Arthur "Sam" R. Maloy
Mr. Arthur "Sam" R. Maloy of Geneva,
Ala. and former resident of Port St. Joe died
Thursday, June 30 at Southeast Alabama
Medical Center in Dothan after a short ill-
ness. He was 70. Funeral services were
held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 3; at the First
Freewill Baptist Church in Samson with Rev.
Robert E. Strickland officiating. Burial fol-
lowed in the church cemetery with Pittman
Funeral Home of Samson directing. The fam-
ily received friends at the funeral home on
Saturday.
Mr. Maloy was born January 30, 1935
in Jakin, Ga. to Williarn Lafayette and Emar
Odom Maloy.'He was a veteran having served
in the United States Army. He was a car-
penter and was a member of the Local 1723
Union. In addition to his parents he was
preceded in death by a grandson, Dennis
Bowden.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Maloy
of Geneva, Ala.; two sons and daughters-
in-law, Keith and Tracy Maloy of Columbia,'


Church of Christ

at the Beaches
314 Firehouse Road *
A OVERSTREET 850-647-1622
Sunday Bible Study- 10:00 am EST
Sunday Worship: 11:00 am EST
Wednesday Bible Study: 7:30 pm
\ i "WE WANT TO MAKE A
DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE"




CHURCH OF CHRIST-
MEETS
Singing: 9 a.m. Sunday
Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday
Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
SCorner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue )

A BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
'J311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 324,56
I WA LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: Genrial Assemtbly 9:45 ,nim. -Bible . .,. 'i.

WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6p.m
Prayer Meeting& Youth Group 7p.m.
0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept his invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols .
Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725


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

1\+ The friendly place to worship! _

First Baptist Church
MEXICO BEACH
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach


Corner of 5th &d California 648-57760
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship-Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Bible Study-Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday-Prayer and Bible Study ar 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times central!
Nursery Provided fr All Services!
Reverend Eddie LaFountain


Ala. and Kevin and Amy Maloy of Albany,
Ga.; one daughter and son-in-law, Linda and
Greg Bowden of Samson, Ala.; one brother,
Edward Maloy of Samson, Ala.; three sisters,
Thelma Maloy, Opal Johnson and Annette
Hudson, all of Samson, Ala.; five great grand-
children and two great grandsons.


God Made It All
By Billy Johnson
The bible says in the beginning, God
made heaven and earth.
It says it was without form and void, and
didn't have very much worth.
God then said, let there be light: hence
came our day, and also our night.
For heaven and earth to exist all He had
to do was speak.
Many doubters to this day wonder how
He pulled off such a feat.
The earth and the seas, the grass and
the trees. He spoke and here they are.
He made those two great lights in the
sky, and also made the stars.
He spoke and the fish were abundant,
and also the fowls in the sky.'
And he also blessed them by saying, be
fruitful and multiply.
After He finished with the cattle and
other creatures of worth.
He said let's make man in our image,
and give dominion over everything on the
earth.
Then God made Adam and he became a
living soul.
After this He made Eve and in the garden
they did stroll.
While strolling in the garden the serpent
got Eve's attention.
He said he had a thing or two he wanted
to mention.
He told here is she ate the fruit she
surely wouldn't die.
Even way back then old Satan knew how
to lie.
While strolling in the garden, God called,
Adam knew he was out of luck.
They gave the excuse we use now days,
it's called passing the buck.
He said this woman that you gave me, is
the reason I did eat.
She said the serpent beguiled me, and it
did look pleasant and sweet.
So they got put out of the garden for
going against God's will.
If Jesus hadn't died for us, that's where
we'd be still.


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


Family Life Church
'Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship Apo ,"' c -n
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening <
Pastors Andrew
& .
Cathy Rutherford Reid Aye,
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates Famiy Life Church
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net Wewahilchkn
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


"Safari Adventure"


Vacation Bible School
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-
5776.


Family Says Thanks
The family of the late Robert C. Larry
wishes to thank everyone for their prayers,
cards, food, flowers and telephone calls. May
God bless each and every one of you. We
would also like to thank the entire commu-
nity.


Redd Family Says Thanks
The family of Oscar Redd wishes to thank'
each one who prayed a prayer, called, visit-
ed, said a kind word, brought food or sent
flowers. There are so many to whom special
thanks are due. Among these are the Gulf
County School Board and School System, Ar-
izona Chemical Employees and the ones who
shared love for and special memories of our
loved one. May God bless-each of you. We 'are
blessed to live in such a caring community
and county.
David, Patty and Harley Redd
Gloria, Tommy, Lacey and Buddy Wood.

Thank You from Gant

and Davis Family
The family of Carmelita G. Davis would
like to thank you sincerely for sharing our
sorrow.
We appreciate your prayers, calls, visits,
food, money, cards, and all acts of kindness
shown during the illness and passing of our
loved one.
Your kindness is deeply appreciated and
will always be remembered. God bless all of
you.
The Gant and Davis family.


-'-i 1, "A Reformed Voice
~\ L ^ in the Community"
L 4 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

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CHU01CH of GOD
482 Pompano Street Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-229-6235 850-227-5660 cell
Rcv. Tim Bailey
SERVICE SCHEDULE
Sunday School- 9:45 am Sunday Worship: 11:00 am
Children's Church. 11:00 .m Evening Worship: 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting/Evening Service: 7:00 pm


TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN
A ST. JAMES'

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


Long Avenue Baptist Church

Building A Community Of

Faith, Hope &' Love
A New Birth ofFreedom...Abraham Lincoln said, "...that this nation, under God, shall have
a new birth of freedom..." At a time of discouragement & despair people need to hear of a "new
birth of freedom." The good news is that'God has the solution for that new birth & freedom.
The Bible says, "It was for freedom that Christ set us free." He sets us free when we place our
trust in Him as our only hope of salvation once convicted that we are sinners in need of rescue.
If you will "call on the name of the Lord you will be saved" & experience what Jesus called being
"born again."
1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL For More Information Call 229-8691


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


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


Worship on Wednesday:
7:00pm


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Established 7937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years














Gulf Area Host Families Needed Now


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
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-


Thoughts

By Mary L. Warner, LCSW Jackson Memo
Two years ago, I was and was hired
working in Miami at a large position of cl:
county hospital as a clinical worker in the El
social worker. We had 1,800 finished my deg
beds and approximately fession continue
11,000 employees just to of the most exci
give you an idea of the enor- of my life!
mity of the medical complex. But I still
I spent nine years working at to the system
Jackson Memorial Hospital. me so far. So,
Actually, I enjoyed the busy the National Hi
pace and thie daily challeng- Corps and ap
es,. and there were always position in an
interesting challenges! area. That is
While my son was in high to Port St. Joe
school, I had decided to go to two sites available
school myself and earn a BA one inland an
in Criminology. After my son 't the Gulf Cc
graduated from high school Department. I h
and joined the military, I of my adult life
moved to Miami to pursue communities sI
my Masters Degree in Social not a question in
Work. While I was attend- to which site I
ing school, I was employed for. I have never
by HRS (now Department of a moment my d
Children and Families) as As I first
a Foster Care Counselor, the bridge into I
I completed an internship thought of the ti
in the emergency room at I spent in upp

Help an Abused Child factory towns.


Guardian ad Litem vol-
'unteers are powerful voices
in the lives of abused and ne-
glected children in our com-
munity.
You can make a differ-
ence.
Volunteer and speak up
for a child!
.Call 747-5180 for more


information.
soon.


Training begins


first visit, I hal
municating wit
of the Gulf Cc
.Department. W
e-mails and sp
phone negotiate
tics of the pos:
as the history. I
the closing of ti
in Gulf County
dents without
also learned th
a lack of access
health serVices
many residents
undiagnosed ax
for depressive
thought about th
I drove up Gari
for the first time
going to meet ev
That first


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 25,000 students
from 45 countries since its
founding in 1975. The orga-
nization is designated by the
United States Department
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


and Emotions


rial Hqspital
there for the
inical social
R as soon as I
ree. This pro-
es to be one
ting journeys

owed a debt
that brought
I researched
health Service
>plied for a
underserved
how I came
. There were
)le in Florida,
d the other
)unty Health
have lived all
in waterfront
o there was
na my mind as
would apply
r regretted for
decision.
drove across
Port St. Joe, I
.me as a child
er New York
re were small
Prior to my
d been com-
h employees
>unty Health
e exchanged
poke on the
ng the logis-
ition as well
Learned that
he paper mill
had left resi-
resources. I
at there was
ss to mental
and therefore
were going
nd untreated
disorders. I
iese issues as
rison Avenue
e. Now I was
'eryone!
day, I was


nervous! I was a little late
(blame Central Timel I stayed
in Panama City.) It was a
wonderful reception: I could
put faces on the names of
employees that had been
providing me support and
encouragement with phone
calls and e-mail. Jill Jones,
MSW took me on the tour of
Gulf County. Of course, we
went to Wewahitchca then
out to Cape San Blas. I have
always loved the water, the
ocean. I knew this was where'
I was meant to be.
The waves and the ocean
Nowv almost two years
later, the journey continues
to be one of great bless-
ing and accomplishment on
behalf of the administration
and the staff at St. Joseph
Care of Florida/Gulf County
Health Department. For me,
it seems like a dream to be
a member of this community
and to be living right near
such a beautiful coast line
and beach. One of the ways
that I like to quiet my mind
is to take a nice long walk on
the beach, to go for a swim or
just to sit on the beach and
meditate.
In my practice with my
clients, one of the most com-
mon symptoms of depres-
sion that brings clients to the
'clinic is difficulty with sleep.
Clients often describe wak-
ing in the middle of the night
with ruminating thoughts ("I
just can't shut it off!" or
"The thoughts won't stop!")
and negative emotions. We
often talk about changing
these automatic thoughts by
creating a "gap" or "space"
between the thoughts and
the mind. I suggest practic-
ing this by utilizing visualiza-
tion, prayer, or "watching the
breath." When that "gap" is


found and the mind becomes
quiet, it makes it possible to
let go of negative thoughts.
This takes practice, but being
on the beach 'listening to the
waves, for me, is a way to
slow down my thoughts. But
for some, it does not have to
be the beach, it could be gar-
dening or yoga or watching
your grandchildren play. For
some, it just means creating
a quiet space at work or at
home.
Approximately, six
months ago after a year of
negotiations and applica-
tions, the Gulf County Health
Department became a mem-
ber of the Health Disparities
Collaborative, a federal pro-
gram focused on managing
chronic care. The focus of
our collaborative is Adult
Depression (ages 16+.) This
is in accordance with the Gulf
County Health- Department's
mission of providing holis-
tie care to the residents of
Gulf County. As a Federally
Qualified Health Center, we
are also able to offer a sliding
scale fee for the uninsured
and we take Medicaid for
mental health services. Of
course, we also take private
and commercial insurance
as well.
Gratitude
Today, I am just grateful
to be of service to our resi-
'dents and visitors. I know
we will continue to expand
and reach out to the com-
munity in order, to empower
our citizens to manage their
own care. Again, I want to
express my gratitude to the
wonderful people that I have
met here in Gulf County and
to all the people that I hope
'to meet soon. I have learned
so much from everyone!



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 toi
assist and work with area
host families, students and
schools.


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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.
Check us out at www.indianpassrawbar.com
8391 C-30A,
South of Port St. Joe
850-227-1670
New Hours:
Tuesday Thursday: 12:00-8:00
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Tutankhamun: "Wonder-
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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
5 p.m. General admission is
$6. Admission for students,
senior citizens and military,
with ID is $3.50. Children age
two and under enter free.
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directly behind the capitol
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Place your order by calling 653-1318

Proceeds help us erect in Apalachicola the famous
bronze statue by Frederick Hart, the first full-scale
replica of a major,monument outside *
Washington, D.C., to honor all our veterans.

ANGEL'S KISS
7011 Windward Street
This 3 bedroom, 2 bath house
is in excellent condition with
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- .
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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 303' 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!

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asked them if it would be all right to use the driveway for their storefront.
And that, on a small scale, is how your electric cooperative helps business.
The more business we can attract to our area., the more our community grows.
A strong community is good for our member owners.

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800-568-3667 or 800-333-9392


3BR/2BA brick home that sits on a lot, and a half. Front entrance of home has an
archway that adds character and appeal. Backyard has plenty of room for a future
pool. Very reasonably priced at $279,000.


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850-227-4252 or 850-227-9600


Gulf Coast Realty
St. Joe Bay Office, 2010 Hwy C-30 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Toll Free (800) 451-2349 Mobile (850) 227-4252
E-mail Carol@C21GulfCoastRealty.com
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Helping you find
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Call today,
850-896-5222

Port Realty Inc.
401 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd
Port St. Joe
850-227-7979


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galow only 3 blocks to the water. Two bed/I1.5
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Riverfront cottage with 224 feet on the Chipola
River! Great fish camp or development poten-
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Affordable beach home just a short walk to the
water on Tulip Ave. in Beacon Hill. Three bed/
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MOVING! MUST SELL! 29
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 separatee or with
pond. Call 639-2738 Wewa
for details


440@
St. Joseph's Bay
Country Club
Now taking applications
for WAITSTAFF/COOK.
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.


46,E l e

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


-l ~ i 'tAL- CASHIER FT/PT
W.-,f Are you looking for a sum-
i mer job? We have the job
for you. Must be 18 yrs or
SServieS older, must be able to
r205 Offe work nights & some week-
Offered ends. Call Patricia at Cape
24TradingPost 229-8775 or
24come by at 4795 Cape
0San Bias Rd. Port St. Joe.


EXP. HOUSE CLEANER.
Satisfaction guaranteed.
Call 850-639-2791
OLD MAIDS BY THE BAY
cleaning service. Residen-
tial, vacation rental, weekly
or bi-weekly rates. Call
229-1654. Leave message.



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Sheetrock work,Textured
Ceilings & Repairs, etc.
9 850-896-6197, David



D&D's LAWN SERVICE.
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


320
PAINTED LADIES
Interior & Faux
painting
Onsight Estimates by
Appointment only.
850-527-1442



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


400) Employment


4303- P
Finance Director
CPA preferred with a mini-
mum of five years exper. in
accounting and. financial
admin. Position requires
grants management, re-
porting to state and federal
sources and act as internal
controller. Non-profit expe-
rience is a plus. Must be
collaborative and demon-
strate the highest integrity
for their business perfor-
mance, possess out-
standing communication
and negotiating skills, be
capable of initiating and
Implementing change, and
be a proven team leader
and motivator. Bachelors
degree in accounting or
related field. Excellent
benefits package. Apply at
450 Jenks Ave. EOE
M/F/V/D.


Construction
Assistant
St. Joe Towns & Re-
sorts, Port St. Joe of-
fice, is seeking a Con-
struction Assistant for
residential production
operation. Candidate
will coordinate and
schedule meetings,
maintain construction
files, type correspond-
ence, obtain building
permits, and assist with
all aspects of construc-
tion related administra-
tive functions. Excellent
computer skills with
knowledge of all Micro-
soft applications and
communication skills,
verbal and written are
required. Knowledge of
the construction field is
a plus.
We offer great pay &
benefit package.
Fax resume to
850-231-7102
or email to
rhea.goff(ajoe.com.
Equal Opportunity
Employer
Pre-Employment Drug
Screening Required.


CARPENTER NEEDED.
Call Gaddis Construction.
648-5474


EXPERIENCED SHIP
YARD WORKER Needed.
Must be Multi-Talented.
Fax work exp. or resume
to 850-229-9422. Or call
8a-4p Est.. 850-229-9300


46
DRIVER TRAINEES!
NEEDED NOWI No expe-
rience required. CDL Train-
ing is now available in your
area. Covenant Transport
has immediate openings
for entry-level 'temi drivers.
Our avg. Drivers earn more
than $36k first year. OTR
and Regional runs get you
home weekly. Train for top
pay! CALL TODAY
1-866-280-5309

DRIVERS WANTED FOR
LOCAL COMPANY Home
every night. 1 years experi-
ence. Clean MVR. Class A
& B license. $300 Sign- On
-Bonus after 90 Days. Call
769-9136

Front Desk/
Reservationist
Work in a fast- paced,
people oriented prop-
erty management com-
pany. Applicant should
be an organized, posi-
tive person with good '
communication skills
and experience with
computers and office
systems. Must have
good sense of humor,
be a fast learner with a
quick mind and be will-
ing to work hard and
smart. Must work week-
ends.
Apply In person at:
125 West Gulf Beach Dr.
St. George Island
Resort Vacation
Properties of
St. George Island
EOE
-Equal Oppty Employer

Geri-Care
Assisted Living
Center
had immediate open-
ings for the following
positions:
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
(3-11 pm)
S1 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.


TRAWICK COMPANY, INC.
Are you an energetic and dependable
worker? If so, you qualify for an opportu-
nity to launch your career with a growing
company! You must be willing to travel
and have valid ID and SS card. Come by,
introduce yourself and fill out an applica-
tion. (EOE)
We offer great benefits t6 qualifying
employees such as 401k, group medical
and dental insurance, employee stock pur-
chase, vacation, life and LTD Insurance,
uniforms and per diem.

"%Wzoew^ a cUpeweae mon a w
andu W n usa i a4&wce 1946"
We are now hiring
-Class A CDL Drivers
'-Equipment Operators
-Construction Crew Laborers


www.trawickconstruction.com

1555 South Boulevard / Chipley, FL


4604

HELP WANTED
Quality
Assurance
Coordinator
Responsible for inspec-
tion and reporting on
the appearance of rental
properties. Part time
seasonal, Saturday and/
or Sunday.
Apply In person at:
125 Gulf Beach Dr. West
St. George Island,
Resort Vacation
Properties
EOE

Housekeeping
Desk Position
Good telephone skills
and computer skills
helpful. Great benefits.
Apply in person at:
123 Gulf Beach Dr. West
St. George Island
Prudential Resort Realty
EOE

Independent
Housekeeping
Contractors
Needed
Apply in person at:
125 Gulf Beach Dr. West
St. George Island,
Resort Vacation
Properties
EOE


Lounge
Manager
Needed for
The Spoonbill
Lounge
Apply in person
123 Water Street,
Apalachicola.
850-653-8139

Maintenance
Person
Needed to perform
maintenance/repairs for
a fast pace company.
The candidate will be re-
sponsible for the main-
tenance and repair of
vacation rental proper-
ties. Handy person skills
required. Must have reli-
able transportation and
a valid drivers license.
Apply In person at:
125 West Gulf Beach Dr.
St. George Island
Resort Vacation
Properties of
St. George Island
EOE
Equal Oppty Employer

MARINE TECHS
(Certified),
Looking for long term job
security with excellent pay
& great benefits? Join our
rapidly growing TEAM at
Tampa Bayside Marina,
call Mike (813) 831-5757,
Ext 232.

PART TIME'
EMPLOYEE
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.


CASHIER
WANTED
WALKER'S DIXIE DANDY
Apply at 2176 Hwy 98
Port St. Joe, FL
RECEPTIONIST/ RESER-
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
SKILLED CARPENTERS-
wanted to work in Cape
San Bias area. Please call
871 -9QRR


57-

HOT TUB *
Best Deal on (HYDRO
SPA) w/warranty. Never
used, seats 5 w/lounger,
Affordable- $1995. 850-
648-1088 or 628-6858.

QUEENSIZE WATERBED,
"Classic" bladder, wave-
less, heater, frame, $200;
Paddle Boat, 2 persons,
$100. 227-3610.


598

WANTED TO BUY
Mechanic tools, wood-
working tools, fishing tack-
le, rods and reels, knives,
stereo equipment, hunting
gear, jewelry, watches, co-
ins, etc. Call Roy V. at
229-8304 or cell/340-0905.


STUDIO APT. furnished,
until. incl., Mexico Beach-
648-5033



2 BR, 1 BA, mobile home
on lot, 112 Bay St. St. Joe
Beach. Clean & close to
beachl-$500 mo. 271-3700



COUPLE, mid-fifties, seek-
ing long term rental house
with garage or storage
building, Apalachicola/
Carrabelle/ PSJ. Will take
excellent care of your
home. Must accept our fat,
lazy cats. $750-$900 mo.
ranne. 1-RR5-640-7005.


M merchandise
0 For Sale


51
AUCTION!
Every Friday, Night at 7 pm
Eastern. Great Auctions
Weekly. Often Including
Estates Col. Wade Clark,
Auction-eer Wade Clark
,Auctions 314 Reid Avenue,
Port St Joe 850-229-9282,
AB1239, AU1737 10%
Buyer's Premium


14 SLOT lockable gun
cabinet. $150; 2 blue
loveseat-recliners $50/ea;
peach hid-a-bed sofa $50;
32" console TV $100; 2
large wood speakers $50;
Noritake "upsa-daisy" $25.
850-229-9088
MOVING! MUST SELL
Antiqu vanity, computer
desk, beige recliner, Curio
cabinet, & more. 639-2738
Wewa
TIFFIN LINE Used, furni-
ture 1.5 years old, 1 queen
sleeper, love seat, beach
design, 1 coffee table, 1
end table, 1 dinning table,
.6 chairs, 4 bar stools, TV
stand, all white. Original
price $4,000, Sell price
$1,700. 229-1968.

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


Ready to
,,s~i Finish
:;,wMe-, Furniture


MIAII


600 Finacial




REMEMBER: ADS in
this classification may or
may not require an In-
vestment or may be
multi-level marketing
opportunities. We do
not recommend giving
credit card or bank ac-
count information out
over the phone. Always
research the company
you plan to do business
with BEFORE investing.


Residential
,7) Rentals


700"

2, 1 BR EFFECIENCIES
until. incl., reasonable, se-
curity deposit/lease, No
pets, no smokers,
653-8914 or 653-6375


710 -1 i

3 BR, 1 BA furnished, 607
Garrison, Port St. Joe,
fenced back yard, car port,
$850/mo + equal dep. w/
1 yr. lease. 850-229-1420
or email ffreyelli(aol.com

CUTE REFURBISHED 2
br, 2 ba House w/office or
extra bdrm, Ig bkyd, W&D
hkup, long terrp lease.
1404 Long Ave., PSJ. This
House will not last long.
Call Ron today 258-3425.

MEXICO BEACH- canal
front, fully furnished 2BR,
21/2BA, boatslip, $1600 mo.


Garage Sales I 850-227-5700.


MEXICO BEACH. No
PART-TIME Hi ,, smoking/pets, 3br, 2ba fur-
PART-TIME Help Wanted: nished mobile home with
The.Scallop Cove BP Sta- deck, dishwasher, fridge,
Bias Road Is looking for BIG YARD SALE SAT July washer & dryer incl'd.
part time summer. Thurs- 9th. 8am-12N. 603 1thear oldSt CH/A. $850. mo + until's.
day, Saturday, and Sun- Captain bed, 1 year old, Call 770-894-2345
day mornings from 6:30 $300. Vacuum cleaner,
am to 2:30 pm. More Brink Smoker, electric NEW HOME- Long Term
hours may become availa- cooker, comforter, twin Rental .3 bdrms, 3 baths,
ble, If desired. Pay is 8:00 bed set & frame, dishes, large covered porches.
an hour. Contact Jill Davis clothes, etc. 227-1594/info Watch sunrise over the
at 227-1573 or stop by. MOVING SALE! 9102 Ad- Gulf and Sunset over the
ger Ave. (Beacon Hill), Sat. Bay. Gulf and Bay dedicat-
PEST CONTROL position July 9th. 8am-lpm. Bar ed accesses. Full furnish-
available. Termite & pest stools, 2 bikes, beach ed w/ Braxton Culler furni-
available. Termite & pest ture. Ready for occupancy
control workExperience chairs, misc dishes, pictur- ture. Ready for occupancy
necessary, but will train es &frames, etc, August 1st $1825/mo., w/
necessary, but will train fme to 9 mos lease. No pets,
the right person. Bo first, last months rent and
Knows Pest Control Inc. security deposit required.
Call 227-9555 Call Kim 850-229-7799 or
Amber 850-893-2216.
PORT ST. JOE area, PT 6'
days, short order cook, ex- PORT ST. JOE BEACH...
perienced preferred, trans- tI 3br, 3ba home, short walk
portation a must. No drugs to beach, lawn care, use of
or drinks. Must pass back- ^ Mehandise Comm. Assoc. pool. All
ground check and drug 50) a appls, W&D. No pets. 1 yr
test. Call 625-6001. f or Sale ise, $1750 mo. 784-0732.


Storage & Office
Complex
All Sizes available.
Boat & RV Storage,
& climate controlled
storage available.
850-229-8014 or
850-258-4691
FOR LEASE Commercial
Office and warehouse stor-
age. In St. Joe commerce
park located on Industrial
Rd. (FL Hwy 382) behind
Arizona Chemical. Each
space consists of an office,
bath, storage closet and
warehouse with 10' roll up
door. Convenient to all lo-
cations, 1/2 mile off Hwy
98. 1000 sq.ft. each space.
$550 per month. 12 month
leases. One month securi-
.ty deposit. Office (850)
229-8014. Home (850)
229-8030 cell
850-258-4691

MINI STORAGE
Ofc4 GurrIon Ae, Port t. Joe, l
(rtie Pols, next door tou mit)
229-6200 Office
814-7400 Cell Phone


SLY STORAGE
Open Storage
Boats & RVs
For Appointment
Call 850-227-5500


BEACH

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Day: 227-7200
Night: 647-3882
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Climate Control

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706 First Street
Phone 227-2112
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2176 HWY 98, 4 Lots,
great possibilities for
multi-family, currently a
convenience store with
gas pumps. $1,700,000.
Call Joan Lovelace (Cell
527-2560) Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty (800)
239-4959.




BAY POINT Point Water-
front TH, 2 BR, 2 BA, 1 car
garage, Furn, $565K. Gulf
Sands Realty, Inc. (850)
381-1609 or 654-4309




DISTRE$$ SALE
Bank Foreclosures.
Free list of:
Foreclosed properties,
Receive a free,
Computerized printout
Free recorded message
1-800-605-0724
ID #1142
Coldwell Banker Forgotten
.Coast Realty

MEXICO BEACH, 1008
15th St., The Palms, new
construction, 4br/2ba, over
1400sf, community pool &
club house, master BA on
1st floor. $329,900. Joan
Lovelace, 527-2560, Mexi-
co Beach Harmon Realty,
www.thebeachsite.com

MEXICO BEACH, 2 biks
to beach, 3br, 2ba, double
wide on corner lot.
$415,000 OBO. 215-4428


NO MONEY
DOWN
Free computerized
List of properties
Available with
No downpayment.
Free recorded message
1-800-605-0724
ID # 1125
Coldwell Banker Forgotten
Coast Realty.

ST. JOE BEACH 6608
Hwy 98. 3br, 2ba, located
on corner lot across from
dedicated beach, en-
closed sunroom across
front of home with unob-
structed view of beach.
Commercial possibilities.
Must seel Call Joan Love-
lace (Cell 527-2560) Mexi-
co Beach Harmon Realty
(800)239-4959
www thebeachsite.com

ST. JOE BEACH, deed re-
stricted subdivision, cus-
tom built home by contrac-
tor/owner. Short walk to
beach. 3br, 2ba, split BR,
open fir plan, FP, 10' ceil-
ings, Italian tile throughout
except carpeted BR's.
Master BA has jacuzzi,
back screen porch has hot
tub, too many extras to list.
$398k. 850-647-6110

ST. JOE BEACH.- 478
Santa Anna St. 3br, 2ba,
mobile home located on
quiet dead end street. Fire-
place, hot tub, 2 car gar., 3
decks, lots of roorn & well
maintained. Excellent' val-
ue for the price. $295k.
Call Joan Lovelace, Har-
mon Realty, 850-527-2560
www.thebeachsite.com


8 LOTS in White City,
25x90 each, cleared, ready
to build, $150,000 for all.
Call 229-7056
GULF VIEW LOT, 50x125.
Steps to beach. Older trail-
er, presently rented. $390k
Call 850-647-9214

OVERSTREET, 579 Pal-
metto Dr. Large vacant lot
with 1 of the highest eleva-
tions in Overstreet. Lot has
been cleared. Lot 'size
apprx. 94x350. Home or
mobile home OK. Located
on paved street before
bridge. $98,000. Joan
Lovelace, Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty, local cell
850-527-2560 or call
800-239-4959
ST JOE BEACH, Deed re-
stricted subdivision, sec-
ond tier, $199,000. Call
850-647-6110
ST. JOE BEACH lot, 1/5
blocks from beach, pris-
tine, wooded. 77'x150'. By
Owner. Recent survey.
$239k. 850-647-5891.
ST. JOE BEACH, Sea
Shores Subdivision, 301
Nautilus Dr. Nice 80x150
lot in excellent location.
High elevation. 2nd block
from beach in area of new
homes, Underground utili-
ties including sewer,
$279,900. Call Joan Love-
lace (Cell 527-2560) Mexi-
co Beach Harmon Realty
(800) 239-4959
www.thebeachsite.com


900) arineAation


90Q

27FT STAMAS open sport
fisherman with 225 Suzuki
motor & trailer in excellent
condition. $25,000. Call
647-8545 weekends or
Rn50-893-4681 weekdays


Travel




1989 FLEETWOOD
BOUNDER Motor Home.
Must See to Appreciate.
1407 Long Ave. 229-8829.


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1986 CUTLASS
SUPREME
OLDSMOBILE
4 door, V8, excellent con-
dition, low mileage,
$2,150. Call 229-9691 or
227-1294

17M0 t oc

2002 SUZUKI 800 Intrud-
er, lots of extras, $4,500.
Call 850-927-2080.


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Fetnhlished 7937 Servino Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years


NOTICE OF PUBLIC
HEARING
The City of Wewahitchka
Board of Commissioners will
hold a PUBLIC HEARING
AND FINAL READING OF
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-1012L
on Monday July 25, 2005 at
6:45 P.M. Central Time to con-
sider adoption of an ordinance
with the following title:
AN ORDINANCE PURSUANT
TOCHAPTER 180,FLORIDA
STATUTES CREATING A
CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA
UTILITIES SERVICE
DISTRICT; ESTABLISHING
THE BOUNDARIES OF THE


DISTRICT; AUTHORIZING
THE EXTENSION OF
MUNICIPAL UTILITIES
WITHIN THE DISTRICT
SUBJECT TO THE CITY
OF WEWAHITCHKA
ORDINANCE 78-12-1;
REQUIRING ALL PERSONS
OR CORPORATIONS
LIVING OR DOING
BUSINESS WIHTIN THE
DISTRICT TO CONNCET
TO THE QITY WATER AND
WASTEWATER SYSTEM
WITHIN 365 DAYS OF
AVAILABILITY; PROVIDING
AN IMMEDIATELY
. EFFECTIVE DATE.


The Ordinance No. 2005-
1012L in its entirety may be
inspected at the office of the
City Clerk during business
hours, 8 A.M.-4 P.M. Central
Time, Mon.-Fri. This Ordinance
provides for extended public
service (water & sewer) -for
5 miles outside the City of
Wewahitchka. All interested
parties may appear at the meet-
ing to be heard with respect to
this proposed Ordinance.
Gwedolyn T. Exley
City Clerk
Publish July 7 & 14, 2005
PUBLIC NOTICE


Public Notices


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


Steve Brant's

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LICENSED & INSURED

LIC, #RC0050321

Poo St. Joe Call

229.6326


AT THE BEACHES AUTO DETAILING1
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MV#41279


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Commercial
Termite & Pest
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* Termite Treatments Restaurant
.Motel Flea CiontrolCondominiums
*Household Pest Control. New Treatlmenit
* Real Estate (WOO) Reprtss Construction Sites
Specializing in Vacation Rental Properties
] FAMILY OWNED
] PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL

'Serving the Entire Area'
Free Estimates
Do-.lt-Yourself Pest Control Produdts
229872


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"Every yard needs a little TILC"

Free Estimates 229-643 Establish 191
Mowing Srinklder Systems
Trimming, Fertilizing Installed & Repaired



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& iMOBILE 227-5952






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Plhone/Fax
(850)227-7107
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Home Repair &
Renovation
Vinyl Siding Doors Windows
Wood Flooring & Trim Painting, etc.
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Charlie Poliski

850-545-1126 or 670-8532 ^.


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


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


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Bluewater Outriggers
Port City Shopping Center
229-1100



Tony Poloronis & Sons, Inc
State Certified Electrician ESI2000204
& Finish Carpentry RG006883
229-6751 Office 227-5666 Cell,
Serving area since 1975



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706 FIRST STREET *PORT ST. JOE

227 -2112
"Beside
St. Joe Rent-All"





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Residential & Commercial


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Ph: 229-8182
Pager: 335-0609

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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, July 7, 2.005 IN


The Port St. Joe Port
Authority will hold its regular
meeting on Monday, July 11,
2005, at 5:00 p.m., E.S.T., at
the Gulf County Public Library,
Library Meeting Room, 110
Library Drive, Port St. Joe,
Florida. All who wish, may
attend and be heard.
If any person decides to
appeal any decision made with
respect to any matter consid-
ered at the meeting, he or she
will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and, for such pur-
pose, he or she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
Publish July 7, 2005
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF


THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL
ACTION
PRAMCO II, L.L.C.,
Plaintiff,
Case NO. 05-118-CA
DIVISION none
vs.
KENDALL A. BODY, et al,
Defendantss.
/
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgement
fo Mortgage Foreclosure
dated June 23, 2005 and
entered in Case NO. 05-118-
CA of the Circuit Court of the
FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit
in and for GULF County, Florida
wherein PRAMCO II, L.L.C.,
is the Pkaintiff and KENDALL


A. BODY; RICHARD S. BODY,
JR.; FORD MOTOR CREDIT
COMPANY; are the Defendants,
I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cas at LOBBY
OF THE GULF COUNTY
COURTHOUSE at. 11:00 AM,
on the 21 day of July, 2005,
the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final
Judgement:
TRACT 2-Y OF RED BULL
ISLAND
COMMENCE AT THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF
U.S. GOVERNMENT LOT
NO. 2 IN FRACTIONAL
SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 4
SOUTH, RANGE 9 WEST, IN
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA;
THENCE RUN NORTH '
145.4 FEET ALONG THE
LOT LINE; THENCE RUN
NORTH 85 DEGREES 05


MINUTES WEST 1162.01
FEET ALONG THE SOUTH
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF
RED BULL ISLAND DRIVE;
THENCE RUN NORTH 26
DEGREES' 28 MINUTES
WEST 598.79 FEET
ALONG THE SOUTHWEST
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF
RIVER ROAD TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE RUN SOUTH 63
DEGREES 32 MINUTES
WEST 135.0 FEET;
THENCE RUN NORTH 26
DEGREES 28 MINUTES
WEST 90.0 FEET; THENCE
RUN NORTH 63 DEGREES
32 MINUTES EAST 135.0
FEET; THENCE RUN
SOUTH 26 DEGREES 28
MINUTES EAST 90.0 FEET
ALONG THE SOUTHWEST
ERIGHT-OF-WAY LINE


OF AFORESAID RIVER
ROAD TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.
TOGETHER WITH
A MOBILE HOME
LOCATED THEREON AS
A PERMANENT FIXTURE
AND APPURTENANCE
THERETO, DESCRIBED
AS: A 1974 NASHUA
S INGLE WIDE
MOBILE HOME, VIN#
MN360122K20454.
A/K/A 1120 Canning
Drive, Wewahitchka, FL
32465
WITNESS MY HAND and the
seal of this Court on June
24, 2005.
Douglas C. Birmingham
Clerk of the Circuit
/s/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
Publish July 7 & 14, 2005


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12B The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, July 7, 2005


Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 y1ars


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1308 Marvin Ave. Block home situated on 2 lots
with additional vacant lot. Great investment. MLS#
106482 Call Susie White 800-451-2349 or 850-
227-4046. $364,400.00.


ulfyiew/ 7811 SR C-30 This one of
a kind 1924 Tidewater style home has
been completely remodeled and sits on
almost an acre of land. It has approx.
3400 sq. ft. with 4 BR/3.5 bBA, hardwood
floors, crown molding, 2 claw foot tubs,
12 ft. ceilings, screened in porch with
wet bar, outdoor shower and fish cooker
and sprinkler system. FEMA available.
$899,900 Call Sonjia Raffield 850-
340-0900


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4BR/2B brick home in great location.
'Very well maintained home, landscaped
yard, fenced back yard, view of .St.
Joe Bay. MLS# 105497 Call Warren
Yeager 800-451-2349 or 850-899-
7337. $425,000.00.


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This 3bed/3bath home offers a mag-
nificent unobstructed view of the gulf.
High and dry and just steps to the
beach. Great house for entertaining.
Large rooms and great storage space.
Garage can fit two cars and boat. Must
see! MLS #105071 Ask for Natalie
227-4355






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Port St. Joe, Palm Blvd-Quaint duplex
on beautiful lots, 2 blocks from bay. Great
investment property with rental income or
2 nice sized bayview lots w/ alley to build 2
single family homes! Each side has combi-
nation LR/DR, kitchen w/entrance, bedroom
with sitting room and 1 bath. Left side has
sunporch. Small detached garage w/slab
behind each unit for storage. CUTEST street
in St. Joe! Call for appt: Kim Harrison
227.4960/ 227.3745


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330Treasure Drive,5Bedroom/3 Bath Gulf
Front Home in Treasure Shores Subdivision.
Large lot (75'x400'+/-) with FEMA Flood
Insurance Available. Boardwalk to Beach
and ready for rental. Call Mark Schultz at
(850)227-5605. MLS#104111









200 GAUTIER MEMORIAL LANE Villa
San Pedro' offers an incredible location
in one PSJ best neighborhoods. Enjoy
the magnificent sunsets from the mas-
ter bedroom's 'hidden' porch. 4-bed/2.5
bath. Large kitchen/family room + large
formal living and dining rooms. Fireplace
in living and master bedroom. Wonderful
large rooms and spaces. MLS#104004
$715,000 Call Natalie Shoaf at 850-
227-4355 or email Natalie@c21gulfco
astrealty.com


111 Heritage Lane 3BR/2BA Beautiful home fully
landscaped with two car garage, great room, tiled Florida
room, eat-in kitchen, and custom oak cabinets. Large
back yard with plenty of space for a future pool. This
home is located in very desirable subdivision. Call Carol
for more info @ 850-227-4252


3BR/2BA Well kept mobile home with fenced in yard, close
to beaches and public boat ramp. $399,000 MLS# 106179.
Call Sonjia Raffield for more info @ 340-0900.


7524 Hwy 98, St. Joe Beach Home on 427 CAPE PLANTATION RD. PORT
50x90 lot on Hwy 98, dedicated beach, ST. JOE great home on 16th green
unobstructed view. 3BR 2BA 1224SF. of St. Joseph Bay country club! 3Br/2ba
AND adjoining gulfview lot facing Desoto with elevator and renovated with new
Street, 50x150. 2nd lot can be parking carpet, appliances, painted inside and
for business, 2nd homesite, or access for out. Gorgeous view of 16th green from
Hwy front house. Call Brenda Miller screened carpeted back porch. $495,000
850-227-5380 MLS#105447 $1.6M MLS 104069 Call Ellen Allemore
Will sell separately. 850-227-5146
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5BR/4BA Gulf View Home at Beacon Hill
on St. Joe Beach. Has 3 br 2 ba upstairs with
entry from back street and 2 br 2 ba down with
entry from hwy 98. Needs work but'has lots
of possibilities! Great view from screen porch!
Use as your home up and rent out down, or
use all for yourself! Call Ellen Allemore for
more info. @ 850-227-5146.


215 S. Neptune, 3 Bedroom/2 Bath home
on Indian Pass. Beautifully Landscaped
1 st Tier Octagon Beach House. Located
in "X" Flood Zone and FEMA is also
available. Call Mark Schultz at 850-
227-5605.


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229 Pine Street 2BR/1BA home located in St. Joe Cro
Beach with a very LARGE YARD that includes three lots 206 Carolina Drive Mexico Beach Mobile Home in great
and only steps from the beach. $875,000 Call Carol for location. Good investment for long term rentals.Just two
more info @850-227-4252 blocks from the beach. MLS#106388 Call Susie White
m 800-451-2349 or 850-227-4046. $269,900.00.


Large double-wide mobile home with
front and back porches, Jacuzzi tub and
many extras on fenced 2 1/2 acres. MLS
#104679 $250,000 Call Diane Scholz
- 850/227-6297


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Beautifully decorated townhouse just
short steps from the beach. 3bd/2 1/2
baths gulf view. MLS #106015 $410,000.
CALL DIANE SCHOLZ 850/227-6297

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102 SEA PINES LANE GULF AIRE S/D
- ST. JOE BEACH Lovely 4 Br 2 Ba large
home on interior corner lot with some
Gulf view. Great for large family or one
with lots of company. Fireplace upstairs
and two complete kitchens one up and
one downstairs. 2 story with plenty of
deck and great view!Landscaped yard
with irrigation system. Outside shower.
Hot tub off master bath upstairs. Near
subdivision swimming pool and tennis
courts. Many more amenities. $549,000
MLS 103823 Call Ken Siprell 850-
340-0567


BEACHES
Bay County- 315 Turtle Cove. MLS#105770. Residential lot in
new Subdivision Turtle Cove. Along the shoreline of Lake Powell,
and just minutes from the beach. $650,000. Call Natalie Shoaf
@ 850-227-4355 for more info.
* Mexico Beach- MLS# 106182. Nice corner lot on mexico
beach with beautiful unobstructed gulf view great for your beach
homel CALL ELLEN ALLEMORE @ 227-227-5146 FOR MORE
INFO.
* 200 HWY 98 MEXICO BEACH Build on this Corner lot
- Hwy 98 and 2nd St. with beautiful UNOBSTRUCTED Gulf Viewl
50' frontage by 151'. $1,125,000 MLS 106182 Call Ellen
Allemore 850-227-5146
* 6021 Hwy 98 BAY FRONT Prime development opportunity. 235, on
East Bay located in Bay Co. on Tyndall Parkway. Excellent site for condo-
miniums overlooking pristine waterfront. Property is currently approved
for 42 units. Call Carol for more info @ 850-227-4252
* Mexico Beach, Interior lot This is within walking distance to the
beach. Underground utilities, paved streets, curbing. MLS# 103753
$249,900
Rare commercial/residential highway frontage opportunity
in Simmons Bayou area. Great bay view home site or excellent
commercial business location along busy Hwy. C-30 with approxi-
mately 406 feet of highway frontage. $450,000. Call Sonjla
Raffleld 850- 340-0900
CASUNA SUBDIVISION, Mexico Beach. Two lots in brand
new subdivision With pool, club house, paved roads, within
walking distance of beach. Lot Sizes are .25 acre. Priced at
$249,900. Call Brenda Miller 850-227-5380.
MLS#105141 126 Rosemary Court This Gulf View lot
is in a premier subdivision offering each lot owner a com-
munity boardwalk to the Gulf of Mexico. The entire subdivi-
sion is heavily landscaped with paved streets and a gated


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entrance. Community will also have their own beachside pool.
$525,000
109 N. 27th .Street, Mexico Beach MLS#104393 Gulf view
lot 75x100, surveyed, short walk to the beach. $325,000 Call
SBrenda Miller 850-227-5380
6021 Hwy 98 BAY FRONT Prime development opportu-
nity. 235, on East Bay located in Bay Co. on Tyndall Parkway.
Excellent site for condominiums overlooking pristine water-
front. Property is currently approved for 42 units. Call Carol
for more info @ 850-227-4252
EASTPOINT
Lakes on the Bluff Subdivision, Eastpoint. New gated subdivision,
pool, clubhouse, Apalochicola Bay access. Three lots to choose from
starting at $175,000. Each over 1/3 acre. Call Brenda Miller 850-
227-5380 for details.
PORT ST. JOE
PORT ST. JOE- (White City) MLS# 106486. Approx. 11.2 acres
on canal front property. $7,900,000 Call Warren Yeager for more
information at 800-451-2349 or 850-227-9600.
Port St. Joe, 2405 Hwy 98-Large beautiful bay view lot has unob-
structed view of St. Joe Boy, great place to build a home. mls#105525
$875,000 Call Sonjla 340-0900.
Southgate Subdivision in beautiful Port St. Joe. Gated Community,
Brick Pavers, underground utilities. Close to schools, churches and down-
town. Call Mark Schultz at 850-227-5605.
Port St. Joe's newest business address offers just 41 com-
mercial lots with water front views, tasteful landscaping with
water fountains, brick-pavers and morel A charming "Old Florida"
planned development perfect for professional offices, shops. Strict
architectural control. Act fast Lots starting at $299,900"
MLS#104492 Brand new Subdivision in Highlandview called


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"Sunset Bay". This 12 lot development is located next to the Fire
Station with all lots close to a quarter of an acre. Prices range
from $179K-$209K. Homeowners should have a bay view if they
choose to build up. Call Doug Birmingham or Carol Bell @
850-227-5239 / 850-227-4252
* 105 Conch Street 102'x105' lot located in Sunset Villlage
Subd. Beautifully landscaped with attractive street signs, and
a community pool. Homes being built in this area are premium
in style and construction. Subd. will be adjacent to Windmarks
final phase of development. Call Carol for more info @850-
227-4252
* Bay View Lot Huge lot w/ gorgeous bay views of St. Joe Bay.
On right side of Marnie Drive bridge at Marnie Island on C-30.
Survey/site plan available depicting footprint, wetland delineation
& setbacks. 2.20 acres. Kim Harrison 227.4960
* Oak Grove-60x124 lot just a few blocks from beautiful St. Joe
Bay. $219,900 Call Sonjia Raffield 340-0900
OTHER GULF COUNTY ACREAGE
* Indian Pass- 101 Lagoon Drive. Great private 2nd tier homesite
with beach access, as close to water as most 1st tiersl Arch. restrictions
but NO hassles with a HOA. Beautiful secluded beach, steps away from,
Raw BarONE minute drive to boat launch,camp store, gas and St Vincent
Island. $595,000. Call Kim Harrison for more Information @ 850-
227-4960.
* Indian Pass Gulf Front Lot Follow the oyster shell roads to this
beautiful gulf front lot. Only two houses away from gulf front community
pool. This very private, little community is tucked away from it all. 68' X
217' MLS #105561 Kim Harrison 227.4960
* Waterfront lot in East Bay Plantation. Beautiful dockable
lot 1.10 acre on Wetappo Creek, easy intercoastal access. Great
investment opportunity Call Candice Upchurch 850.227.6402
* 211 Hardy Street, Overstreet MLS#103778 2.21 acres in
the country, close to intra-coastal waterway. Left uncleared for


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natural setting. Homes or mobile homes. $135,000 Call B enda
Miller 850-227-5380
- Large 3/4 acre lot with beautiful unobstructed views of St.
Joe Bay. Call Sonjia Raffield 340-0900
CAPE SAN BIAS
Cape San Bias 196 Avalon Drive. 74.63' Gulf Fronti
Beautiful property w/beach access along left side of property line!
Call Candice Upchurch for more information @ 850-227-
9600 or 850-227-6402.
Cape San Bias- 214 White Sands Drive. 1st Tier Lot with
great view in good location. Gulf Access via boardwalk. This lot
is surrounded by lovely homes. Ride by today and call Susie
White 800-451-2349 or 850-227-4046.
Cape San Bias, 1st tier lot-Fantastic view of the beaches of
Cape San Bias. Just steps away from the St. Joseph State Park.
$749,900 mis#105626
MLS# 102736. This is a large 1st Tier lot just over 1/2 acre.
Home site will have a great view of the Gulf. Lot linesoare stag-
gered in this subdivision to give greatest view advantage. 7552
Shoreline Drive, Peninsula Estates, Cape San Bias. Call Diane
Scholz at 850/227-6297.
- 214 White Sands Drive-First tier lot with great views of Cope San
Bias. Gulf Access via boardwalk. Call Susie White 800-451-2349
mls#102589 $695,000 ,
* 364 Gulf Pines Drive- A nice gulf front lot in a prestigious subdivision.
Federal flood insurance available. Call Ellen Allemore $1,500,000
mls#101604.
* 1st Tier Lot in Money Bayou area. Lot runs from C-30 to Griffin Ave
Beside Beach Drive on point for easy beach access and great view. Lot is
large enough for house and pool. FEMA Flood Insurance area. Call Mark
Schultz at 850-227-5605.


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