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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: July 14, 2005
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By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
The news was good or bad, depending on
where you were standing in Gulf County.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Dennis,
which came ashore near Pensacola Beach on
Sunday with winds at 120 mph, the county
conducted an initial damage assessment
that highlighted the area's unequal division
of devastation.
The beach communities of Cape San
Blas and Indian Pass were hit the hardest,
while Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka emerged
virtually unscathed.
On Cape San Blas, 72 homes were report-
ed as having major damage, with another
202 suffering only minor damage.
In the less-populated Indian Pass com-
munity, 34 homes sustained major damage,
and 90 homes escaped with minor damage.
Extensive beach erosion will pose a chal-
lenge to residents as they seek to rebuild
their communities.
Paula Ramsey Pickett, director of the
Tourist Development Council, said sand lev-
els on the Cape and Indian Pass are "back to
the Hurricane Ivan stage," despite a beach
renourishment project last year.
"Had they not put the sand in, they
might not have a home at all. That's the good
news," said Pickett.
Mexico Beach was a veritable ghost town
on Sunday, with a mandatory evacuation
issued at 7 a.m. the previous morning.
Residents who made their way back
home found sand dunes flattened and near-
ly all dune walkovers either damaged or
destroyed.
At least four houses on the beach were
destroyed, along with some private docks.
The hurricane damaged the city docks in
the canal, which is now filled with sand from
Sunset Beach.
"We lost an awful lot of sand on the
beach," said acting city administrator Henry
Flack, who noted that beach cleanup will
begin Wednesday morning.
Flack estimated the damage to the city
in the neighborhood of $1.5-1.6 million dol-
lars.
Receiving 8.62 inches of rain between
Sunday and Tuesday mornings, Port St.
Joe experienced some minor flooding on
Monument Ave., Sunset Circle and a portion
of Long Ave.
No major damage was reported, with 18
homes and three businesses suffering only
minor damage.
Two Port St. Joe businesses have been
subpoened regarding price gouging prior to
the hurricane, according to the office of the
Florida Attorney General, Charlie Crist.
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County Reviews Hurricane Response


By Blair Shiverv
Star Staff Writer
With Dennis dissipated and Emily brew-
ing in the Atlantic, Gulf County commission-
ers spent the majority of their regular meet-
ing Tuesday briefing on various departments
response and 'cleanup following Sunday's
storm.
County attorney Tim McFarland told
the Board that as of Tuesday, the Attorney
General had received 41 complaints concern-
ing price gouging on gas at the Shell Station
and Express Lane in Port St. Joe.
McFarland said subpoenas had been
issued by the attorney general's office to
both convenience stores requesting reports
of their incoming prices.
The general consensus of the board,
however, was an overall satisfaction with
everyone's coordinated response during the
hurricane.
Each commissioner thanked the Sheriffs
Office for their assistance with evacuation
prior to the storm.
Major Joe Nugent responded with an
expression of gratitude to citizens who heed-

ed the orders to evacuate.
"This place was a ghost town," Nugent
said.
Commissioners also thanked the road
and maintenance departments for their
assistance with cleanup after the storm had
passed.
However, Nugent and Commissioner
Bill Williams expressed disappointment with
VMS, a company contracted by the Florida
Department of Transportation to assist with
road cleanup.
Nugent reported that the public worked
to clear passage at the Stumphole on Cape
San Blas on Sunday following Dennis's pass-
ing.
"VMS showed up about 6 Sunday after-
noon," Nugent said.
Commissioner Billy Traylor added that
it was the road department that cleared
Highway 71 in Wewahitchka ori Sunday.
"VMS never showed up," Traylor added.


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Williams asked Emergency Management
Coordinator Marshall Nelson to arrange
a meeting with VMS in the near future,
but Commissioner Carmen McClemore told
Traylor that he'd been dealing with VMS for
years and that he "might as well go on and'do
fit (road cleanup and maintenance) yourself."
Commissioners also received an annu-
al report from Dorothy Johnson of the
Capital Area Community Action Agency in
Tallahassee.
The Agency provides a variety of family
support and educational services for seven
counties in the Big Bend area.
Johnson reported that in the 2003-

For the Love
By Herman Jones
Contributing Writer
I've scalloped St. Joseph's Bay for 38
years now; before that, as a boy on St.
Andrew's Bay. I've seen good years and bad;
storm-free summers when the bay would be
crystal clear and scallops as big as a man's
palm, and red-tide summers when nothing
lived and the water stank like a cess pool.
I remember the scallop drags that would
scoop off all life on the turtle grass, much
of it returned dead after the scallops were
removed. The drag boats would have their
decks stacked high with bushel bags of scal-
lops. It's amazing the grass flats survived
the onslaught. Eventually, the State became
"enlightened" and put a stop to the destruc-
tive drags.
As St. Andrew's Bay scallop population
began to decline due mainly to over harvest-
ing, more and more people "discovered" our
bay. Entire families would anchor on a grass
bed and pluck up the tasty bivalve by the
wash tubs full. Of course, we did the same
thing since we had that false belief that there
would be just as many as next year.
Many times we would erect a sunshade
for grandma, who, due to her bad knees was


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2004 fiscal year, 2,640 people, amounting
to 20 percent of the total population of Gulf
County residents were living in poverty.
Of the local clients served by the Agency,
$54,687 was spent providing low income
home energy assistance afid weatherization
home repair services for 213 residents in
Gulf County.
Johnson told commissioners that finan-
cial assistance was provided by a poverty
population formula determined by the Florida
Department of Community Affairs.
Williams recommended increased con-
tact between the Gulf County Affordable
Housing Coalition and the Community Action


Agency.
In other business:
Kathy Balentine of Gulf County
Transportation provided commissioners with
an accounting summary of the $5,000 given
by the county in February to assist her
department in providing transportation for
veterans to medical appointments.
Balentine said no veterans had missed
appointments since February.
The Board agreed to give Gulf County
Transportation $3,000 from reserve contin-
gency funds to continue the department's
efforts.
(See County on Page 5A)


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content to sit. in the boat and .shuck. And scallops. We took them home by the gallons.
shuck she could. Four of us would then A few years ago the State decided that the
spend most of the day supplying her with (See Scallop on Page 8A)


A July 5 scallop of this year (one of the largest ones I found) compared to a September 10 of a
previous year.


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Three homes in
Wewahitchka were devastat-
ed by fallen trees, but other
damages in the city were mi-
nor.
Debris has been cleared
from the streets and all roads
are passable.
"We fared real well. We
were very blessed," said city
manager Don Minchew, who
is now monitoring river levels
for potential flooding.
As of 9 a.m. Tuesday,
river levels near Blountstown
measured 19.6 feet, accord-
ing to the National Weather
Service in Tallahassee.
Minor flooding is expect-
ed, with the Apalachicola
River cresting at 21.7 feet at
8 a.m. Friday, 6.7 feet above
flood stage.
Minchew noted that if
the river rises as expected,
no homes will be affected,
only low-lying areas.
The Highland View,
St. Joe Beach and Beacon
Hill communities also suf-
fered only minor damage to
residential buildings, with
no damage to businesses
reported.
At Tyndall, the damages
were estimated at $4.2 mil-
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$400,000.
Aircraft sent to Texas,
Nevada, Canada and
Oklahoma for storage during
the hurricane were returning
to the base on Tuesday.
On Saturday, the Gulf
County Sheriffs Department
issued a mandatory curfew
for residents and visitors in
the Simmons Bayou, Jones
Homestead, Indian Pass and
Cape San Blas communi-
ties, and extended the cur-
few to all areas south of the
intercoastal canal on Sunday
morning.
Major Joe Nugent said
he was pleased that Gulf
County residents largely
abided by the curfews.
"People who needed to
evacuate did so. People who
stayed did what they were
supposed to and stayed off
the road. Things went very
smoothly," said Nugent.
Three county roads were
closed during the storm due
to flooding and high winds.
The only road currently
closed is C-30-A from Money
Bayou to the Franklin County
Line. Residents may access
the area via Franklin County
or by the Odena Firetower
road.
C-30E from the Stump
Hole to the St. Joseph
Peninsula State Park
reopened on Monday.
Highway 98 to Highland
View has been repaired to
accommodate one-lane traf-
fic. VMS, a Department of
Transportation-contracted
outfit is currently performing
maintenance on the second,
lane.
As of !Tuesday, there
were still power outages in:
isolated: areas and some Gulf


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County residents were with-
out water.
When damages to water
lines have been repaired and
service restored, the coun-
ty will issue a boil water
notice.
The county is asking all
residents to remove all ply-
wood from their homes and
other structures as soon as
possible in order to reduce
the risk of fires.
Last year, several fire-
related deaths occurred in
Escambia County in homes
that remained boarded up
after hurricanes.
The Florida Department
of Health warns that those
involved in hurricane clean-
up efforts are at risk of sus-
taining injuries.
Deep puncture wounds
or cuts made by nails, knives
or barbed-wire are particular-
ly susceptible to the tetanus
infection and may require a
tetanus vaccination.
Emergency building
permits are currently being
issued to residents repairing
structural damage or remov-
ing debris such as fallen
trees.
The permits are available
at City Hall.
As the county works to
repair the damage caused by
Hurricane Dennis, scientists
at the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA) are making some
none too promising predic-
tions.
NOAA has forecasted a
worse than average Atlantic
hurricane season, with three
to five major hurricanes and
up to 15 tropical storms. Nine
of the 15 tropical storms are
expected to develop into hur-
ricanes.
(See the B-section for
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Mama's Little Blue


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
After completing boot
camp in 1999, Port St.
Joe native Katie Kilbourn
perused, with singular
focus, a listing of U.S. Naval
ratings.
"I wanted to do some-
thing cool and off-the- wall
that no one else did," said
24-year-old Kilbourn.
She opted to become an
Aviation Ordinance techni-
cian (AO); her job, to load
bombs and missiles onto F-
18 fighter jets.
"That was the craziest
one on the list," Kilbourn
said.
Ignoring the plaintive
cries of her family "Why
can't you choose something
that will help you get a job
when you get out," her moth-
er pleaded Kilbourn soon
discovered she had an apti-
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Kilbourn set out to find the
- most exciting job, putting in
for the coveted position of
crew chief.
Two crew chiefs are
assigned to each Boeing F/
A-18 Hornet, and are respon-
sible for the general mainte-
nance and upkeep of the jet.
"They're basically respon-
sible for the lives of the pilots
they work for," explained
Kilbourn. "They have to know
the plane inside and out."
In late May, Kilbourn was
selected, along with 26 other
enlisted personnel, into the
2006 Blue Angels team. She
was named crew chief.


est chapter.
On September 11, 2001,
Kilbourn was aboard the air-
craft carrier USS Enterprise
in the Indian Ocean when
the crew learned of the ter-
rorist attacks on the Twin
Towers and the Pentagon.
Although Kilbourn and
her crewmates had come
to the end of their 6-mopth
deployment, they found
themselves waiting on orders
from the President.
"Basically, there were a
couple weeks there where we
were floating around, doing
circles out there," remem-
bered Kilbourn.


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After spending the last
four years as a correctional
officer in a Pearl Harbor Navy
brig, Kilbourn set her sights
once again on the fighter
jets.
She decided to apply for
the prestigious Navy flight
team, the Blue Angels.
Created at the end of
World War II, the Blue Angels
showcase naval aviation in
more than 70 air shows each
year.
The diamond formation,4
first performed in 1947, is
the Blue Angels' trademark
maneuver.
Pulling her applica-
tion together in two weeks,
Kilbourn flew to Pensacola
for an interview, her plane
ticket- a 24th birthday pres-
ent from her family.
- As she had at 4e begin-
ning of her Navy career,


Kilbourn will be promi-
nently featured in the Blue
Angels' performances. She
will escort her pilot to the
jet, remove the ladder, wave
the jet through the runway
and give a salute..
Kilbourn's acceptance
into the Blue Angels comes
as no surprise to her moth-


As an AO, Kilbourn
worked on the asphalt flight
deck, bearing a heat index of
140 degrees while wearing
three layers of clothing and
a water pack strapped to her
back.
With their lines of com-
munication home shut down
and unsure of their mission,
the crew suffered from low


"Katie has excelled at morale.
everything she has ever Back home, Kilbourn's
attempted," said Laura mother was sick with worry.
Burnette. "It's always some- "I can't tell you how
thing with her, some kind of scared we were," remem-
award, some kind of honor. bered Burnette.
And she's earned it all. She's After two weeks, the
worked for everything." crew received their orders.
On the Flight Deck From the USS Enterprise,
Kilbourn is a collecto, -squadrons of F-14 and F-18
of unique experiences,- theiF-"rike planes ovould be-1Qad-'
author of her own off-the- ed % h laser- ided bombrf,
wall life soniq. ,.. thedgl an
Her acceptance into the in ret iaon tor t 1
Blue Angels is merely the lat- attacks. '


Angel

On the first night of the
strike, reporters and photog-
raphers from CNN clamored
aboard the flight deck, cap-
turing for posterity the begin-
nings of Operation Enduring
Freedom.
"Everybody had some
kind of electricity running
through them," remembered
Kilbourn. "Everybody was
ready to fight."
Some of Kilbourn's
friends had lost loved ones
on 9/11, and many of the
soldiers personalized the
missiles with dedications to
the NYPD and the Pentagon.
Kilbourn penned her
own dedication. She wrote
"This one's for you, mom"
and sent a snapshot home to
Burnette.
After two more months
aboard the Enterprise,
Kilbourn's service was com-
pleted.
For her work with the
F-18s, Kilbourn earned the
Enlisted Aviation Warfare
Specialist designation and
received the Global War on
Terrorism Award for partici-
pating in Operation Enduring
Freedom.
On a frostbitten winter
day, the Enterprise set sail
for its home base in Norfolk,
Virginia.
Kilbourn's mother and
two grandmothers stood at
the dock of the NAS Oceana,
holding a purple and gold
welcome home sign as they
watched the ship come slow-
ly into view.
When her cell phone
rang, Burnette heard her
daughter's voice. "What are
you doing?" she asked.
"I'm waiting on you,.
hurry up and get here.'
As the Enterprise
approached, with. all the
sailors standing on deck,
Burnette spotted Kilbourn.
"She saw us and just
went down like that," said
Burnette, covering her low-
ered face with her hands.
Though she'd told her
mother that she was proud
of her mission, Kilbourn
had harbored some secret
doubts.
"I was afraid I wouldn't
come back," said Kilbourn.
"When 9/11 happened, no
one knew what to expect."
(See BLUE ANGEL on Page 14A)


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crew chief for the 2006 Blue Angels team. Kilbourn is the daughter
of Laura Burnette of Wewahitchka and Mark Kilbourn of Port St.
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Editorials, Comments... PAGTheStar
PAGE FOUR THURSDAY, July 14, 2005


Lessons Learned


Maybe the schooling from Ivan was still
so fresh, or may be with some key personnel
changes. new voices brought new vision.
Pick a theory, but it still added up, in
our minds, to a stellar week for county and
municipal workers at all levels as Hurricane
Dennis menaced us in the Gulf of Mexico.
Fortunately, we were spared a direct hit,
a bit of good luck which, on the downside,
translates into a more miserable and fright-
ening existence for others living along the
Flonda Panhandle.
And let's understand one lesson from
Dennis: being well, well east of the direct
path of something like a hurricane doesn't
necessarily mean no scrapes as the folks
in Franklin County, with their buckled high-
ways and restaurants washed into the sea,
surely would attest.
In fact, this was a storm of some unique-
ness, when compared to other recent storms,
in two respects the first that the path
toward landfall rarely wobbled, with the
Pensacola-Mobile area in the bull's eye from
when Dennis took shape south of Cuba to
the landfall in Florida.
Additionally, this was a storm that folks
genuinely respected. Maybe, as we started
out, it was the memory of Ivan, but locals
and tourists paid close attention to the radar,
recognized the threat, and, in large numbers,
got out of dodge.
It was a slow slog, I-10 turning into the
country's largest parking lot at times, but
people heeded the potential for havoc and
boogied.
After boarding up, stocking up on sup-
plies, protecting what they could.
Those that left, and those who stayed,.
deserve a merit badge for preparedness
alone.
But overall, despite flooding along low-
lying areas, despite damage to a number of
homes along the peninsula, cape and pass,
despite another significant subtraction from
the county's beaches, Gulf County can again
consider itself as having a rabbit's foot as
the hurricane season starts more ominously
than any year in memory.
Nonetheless we'll tip a hat to the coun-
ty commissioners and emergency personnel
who performed with the sort of calm author-
ity which engenders optimism.
Commissioners were reasoned and mea-
sured in their 'approach and the county,
through the office of Paula Pickett, dissemi-
nated the information on evacuations, road
closings and the like swiftly and accurately.
.Emergencymanagemefitpersonnel lxarry.
Wells and Marshall Nelson stayed on top of.
updates and provided commissioners and"
the public who gathered for each emer-
gency meeting with the accurate information
required to formulate correct, and safe, deci-
sions.
Surely it was also a help that Sheriff
Dalton Upchurch offered sensible sugges-
tions for how best to deal with the prelude
and aftermath of the storm and that the com-
missioners accepted those interjections as if
coming from a colleague, discussing them
freely and with no friction among themselves
and with Upchurch.
This, for reasons that need no expound-
ing in this space, was markedly missing last
year as the state, and county, dealt with a
series of storms which treated the Sunshine
State as if a punching bag.
Upchurch rose to the occasion on his
first steely test and he, and his men and
women, deserve applause.
Sd to do the employees from public
works departments and road departments
across the county, who worked hour after
hour clearing roads one described a tree as
round as a horse's rear end across U.S. 98


- to make them safe for the rest of us.
They performed yeoman's work, as did
all those municipal, county and school dis-
trict employees who chose not to evacuate
and were on hand to assist in the clean-up.
Observing them in the aftermath engendered
pnde about our little corner of the world.
This brings us back to Upchurch and the
county commissioners and the decision to
put in place a curfew on Sunday afternoon
for those portions of the county south of the
White City Bridge for the remainder of the
.night.
Given the widespread power outages at
the time in the southern stretches of the
county combined with the number of homes
left behind and boarded by owners who evac-
uated, the decision as opposed to curfew
and evacuation decisions made with Ivan last
year was reasoned and sound.
This seemed to only be reinforced by the
lack of folks who chose to break the cabin
fever by taking to the roads for some rubber-
necking, allowing the work crews the time
and space to get the job done.
Folks who stayed also seemed to main-
tain a grip on their sense of humor and
community, evidenced by neighbors helping
neighbors on Indian Pass and Cape San Blas
with jokes and smiles and one homeowner
near Gulf Pines Hospital who placed a "For
Sale" sign on the large tree rendered to splin-
ters by Dennis' winds..
Progress Energy also deserves some
kudos.
They came under some criticism last year
for what was perceived as a slow response to
turning the lights back on where they'd been
extinguished by the wind and rain of Ivan,
but once the winds of Dennis died down suf-
ficiently to get to work, the crews were on the
road and for the most part power outages
were kept to a manageable duration for those
who spent several hours without air condi-
tioning or lights.
If there was cloud in all this besides,
of course, Dennis it would be those who
seemed to take the opportunity of a storm
approaching and the needs and fears of folks
to make a few extra bucks.
Gasoline prices are always volatile and
subject to price swings all through the
chain, from producers to refiners to stations.
But when the price of gas goes up 30 cents
pyernight, as it did at one Port St. Joe sta-
tion, and that night is when Dennis grew to
a Category 4 storm and preparedness and
evacuation became the watchwords, well, as
they say, sometimes perception is reality.
Two stations were cited and served sub-
poenas by the State of Florida this week.
Those who felt they were victims of price
gouging Speaker of the House Allan Bense
even weighed in on the action of one local
business should call the Florida Attorney
General's Office at 800-646-0444.
Well concentrate, however, on the posi-
tive. No one lost their lives. County commis-
sioners and other elected officials performed
admirably, demonstrating that lessons were
learned last year. The evidence is clear that
we live in, for lack of a better term, a true
village.
Unfortunately, it's now time to turn our
eyes to Emily with one question on our mind
- are there sufficient letters and names to
cover the 2005 hurricane season?


f Go The Distance

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor

A Skull and Crossbones



for the Drug of Choice
Last week's story in The Star by Blair Shiver about another
bust of a methamphetamine lab in Gulf County should serve as
a cautionary tale for all parents and residents in the county.
In just the past 18 months or so, the Gulf County Sheriffs
Office has busted roughly a half dozen such labs and put almost
a dozen people behind bars.
But that is small potatoes compared to Bay County and
other surrounding counties which participate with our local
law enforcement in a task force addressing the growing "meth"
problem.
Consider that in Holmes County, they've busted up more
than,40 labs this year alone.
In fact, according to a survey of 500 local law enforcement
officials nationwide conducted by the National Association of
Counties, methamphetamine is far and away the most danger-
ous and growing drug problem today.
Particularly in rural counties, which have been absolutely
ravaged by the tentacles of methamphetamine production as
well as the addiction to this stunningly noxious drug.
Of 500 law enforcement agencies in 45 states responding
to the NAC survey, 87 percent reported increases in metham-
phetamine-related arrests the past three years and 62 percent
reported increases in methamphetamine lab seizures.
Of those law enforcement agencies surveyed, 58 percent
noted methamphetamine as their major drug problem; 19 per-
cent said it was cocaine; 17 percent marijuana and 3 percent


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I could tell it was a
Pentecostal church by the
potato salad. They had at
least seven bowls of the
creamy delight. And that
meant seven different flavors!
No self respecting Pentecostal
is going to show up with
potato salad that looks and
taste just like the dish 'the
sister from down the road
brings!
I think seven is some
kind of complete number for
the brethren.
They had plain, straight
up potato salad. They had
the mustard based potato
salad. And the hard boiled
egg encrusted potato salad.
They had extra thick and one
that was a little runny. They
had cayenne painted potato
salad. They had large chunk
and tiny bits. And a couple
were sprinkled with a gener-
ous helping of pickle relish.
And here's the best part.
The special 4th of July "God
and County" service that we
had to attend to get to the
meal was actually..... really
special!
Anytime they put the vet-
erans up on the front row,
honor the flag, have a 21 gun
salute and play taps they
are barking up my tree The
young kids singing "You're
a Grand Ole Flag" was just
icing on the cake (no pun
intended). This service was
so good that the preaching
didn't even mess it up! Hey,
and history was also made
on that Sunday afternoon,
Pastor Davis "brought that
sermon in" in under twenty
minutes. That's got to be a
Pentecostal record!
Part of. the reason they
bring so much potato salad
is most folks are starving
by the time they finally get
down to the eating part. I've
known Pentecostal churches
that had a potato salad sand-
wich break between Sunday'
school and church.
I grew up in the Baptist
Church. Baptist, as you all
know, are famous for back-
sliding, whispering about the
head deacon's wife and eat-
ing fried chicken. They can
bring near 'bout as many
chicken dishes to the after
service dinner as Pentecostal
do potato salad. A perspec-
tive Baptist minister has got
to pass the swimming test
and the chicken eating test
before he can be ordained


heroin.
"This is a national problem that requires national leader-
ship." Angelo Kvle told The New York Times in a recent article.
Kyle is president of NAC and a member of the Board of County
Commissioners in Lake County, Ill., north of Chicago.
Yet, these county leaders see millions of dollars diverted
to the war against terrorism and domestic secunty and a drug
war focused on marijuana, which many federal, state and local
lawmakers, not to mention law enforcement officials, see as far
more benign than methamphetamine.
At a time when the'cause for access to marijuana for medi-
cal purposes has garnered significant grassroots support and
when simple possession of marijuana is a misdemeanor in most
states.
What makes methamphetamine so insidious and danger-
ous is easily discerned.
For starters, methamphetamine is cheap and relatively easy
to make, provided you have a knack for basic chemistry and a
desire, or stupidly directed bravery, to play a form of Bunsen
burner Russian roulette.
The chemicals for making this stuff are also pretty com-
monly found in households or on farms, and methamphetamine
labs have been found in mobile homes, barns, sheds and, in
cases rendering this whole scourge fairly brazen, portable labs
have been discovered in suitcases.
And what are these lovely ingredients so many seek to com-
bine to escape reality for a time?
Oh just a bunch of palatable household items such as Red
Devil lye, red phosphorous (the tips of matches), muratic acid,
hydrochloric acid, tolene, denatured alcohol, hydrous ammonia
and acetone, to name just a few of the many chemicals some-
body somewhere with too much time on their hands decided
made a great way to get high.
Sounds scrumptious, huh?
Not to mention highly flammable and combustible, with the
mixing of this stuff often leading to explosions.
Watching a methamphetamine lab being dismantled is to
believe you are observing law enforcement personnel searching
for nuclear bombs; Haz-met suits are the black-tie attire for a
methamphetamine lab bust.
Incredibly enough incredible at least when you consider


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Brother Hatcher was a
big man. I grew up listening
to him chase rabbits from
Bethlehem to the Land of
Goshen. He wouldn't eat noth-
ing at the special fellowships
except chicken and choco-
late pie. "Kesley," he would
lean down to get on my level,
a thoughtful gesture that I
remembered and have made
good use of with every young
person God has blessed my
path with, "you've got to get
your eating priorities right."
I think he meant don't fill
up on baked beans or spin-
ach when there's chicken and
chocolate within reach.
The Baptist Church which
we attended was right up
town. The United Pentecostal
Church was out past Cherry
Street. If we turned down
Magnolia and crossed over
to Elm by the lumber com-
pany we'd pass right by it
on our way home. We'd be
dismissed and have our coats
and shoes off and figuring on
a Sunday afternoon ballgame
when we'd pass their little
church. They'd just be start-
ing to roll!
I 'didn't know nothing
about Pentecostals at the
time but in my ten year old
little heart I had it figured
either one of two ways; they
were living so right they were
truly in tune with God....or
they had a heap of sinning to
atone for!
I started dating Mattie
Ruth Cunningham in the
10th grade. She was intelli-
gent, witty, fun to be around,
about the best looking girl
that I had ever seen....and
Pentecostal to the core. I
took to going to church with
her as often as she'd let me.
That's how I found out about
the potato salad. And the
desserts. Mattie's church was
big on both. I remembered
Brother Hatcher's priority list
so I leaned away from the
turnips, cheese grits and cold
biscuits. I piled on five of
the seven varieties of potato
salad and smothered another
plate with peach cobbler, car-
rot cake, coconut cream pie
and that special nine layer
chocolate cake.
I tell you something else
about those churches. When
Brother Hatcher said, "one
more point and well close"
he usually just threw in a
David and Goliath story and
a reference or two to Paul in
a Roman prison and maybe
just a brief touch on Rahab
saving the day and he went to


the invitation. When Pastor
Simmons at the Pentecostal
Church said "Ill close with
this last illustration" folks
sank back in their pews and
adjusted their pants, hats
or garter belts---because we
were fixing to get a full scale
run down on the major and
minor prophets, the geneal-
ogy of Jesus, the life his-
tory of each apostle and a roll
call of every gifted and set
apart saint from Abraham to
Stephen!
I didn't miss Mattie
when we went our separate
ways. But I sure hated not
going to church with her.
Those Pentecostals seem to
have more fun than anyone
else.....
All of these "remem-
brances" flooded over me last
Sunday as every one in this
church went out of their way
to make me feel welcome.
What a special body! 'Course,
they became even more spe-
cial when I got a look at the
food line.
I put a small piece of
chicken and a little roll on my
plate to make it look good....
and then I heaped on my
five favorite types of potato
salad and eased over to the
dessert table! And I thanked
4 God again for sending Mattie
Ruth my way, lo, those many
years agol
I went back for seconds.
And thirds. Nobody notices
stuff like that in a Pentecostal
Church. They are too busy
with their own plates.
I was thanking every one
as I was leaving and remind-
ing them that I was just
down the road the next time
they had a "fellowship". They
wouldn't let me go without
fixing me up about half of the
nine layer chocolate cake to
take home for Cathy. I laid
it up on the seat beside me
and headed for the house,
praising God for a full stom-
ach and that congregation
of real folks. They "took me
in". Listen, that's even better
than potato salad!
Cathy's eyes sparkled as
I recounted the day's events
for her. "And honey, they sent
you some dessert." I brought
out the carefully wrapped
plate and proudly presented
it to her, "They sent you a
little piece of their four layer
chocolate cake."
Respectfully,
Kes


the poisons involved in this concoction these ingredients, and
a few others, combine. after a bit of entrepreneunal chemistry,
to create a highly addictive drug which can be smoked, inhaled
or injected.
Emphasis on high!', addictive.
Which contributes to the most insidious side of this meth-
amphetamine epidemic: a dramatic rise in child abuse and
child endangerment charges, as indicated in the NAC survey, as
children are neglected while parents are binging or sleeping off a
high or due to the mixing of methamphetamine in the presence
of children.
Methamphetamine is creeping into cities but it is a par-
ticular menace in rural areas, just as abuse of Oxycontin first
showed its faces in rural areas, earning the nickname "Hillbilly
Heroin."
This is a drug war that needs fighting, with more money
for treatment and for the kind of interdiction efforts which have
proved largely fruitless in the war against drugs such as mari-
juana and cocaine, namely an observant public.
We won't pick on any particular stores, but when an indi-
vidual comes in and buys four cases of matches or several gal-
lons of denatured alcohol or hydrous ammonia or several cases
of cold medicines, it's likely not a reach that something illegal
is at root.
And when the home next door is emitting fumes reaching
hundreds of yards away that remind one of a 55-gallon drum of
Mr. Clean, well we're probably not talking about spring clean-
ing.
But the real bottom line is this many recreational drugs
such as marijuana or cocaine are a danger primarily to the
user, or, potentially, those who encounter the inebriated on the
roads.
Methamphetamine is poison, its mere creation a health
hazard to anyone in the neighborhood. Its addictive powers are
such that it could hardly be described as an experimental drug
in any wild definition of the term.
Some drugs are labeled gateway drugs, as research has
been touted as showing that use of certain drugs can lead to the
use of harder more addictive drugs.
No matter how you boil it down, methamphetamine seems a
gateway to death. And users little more than lab rats.

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By Dave Maddox
Mr. J.W. West was chief
of police in Port St. Joe in the
first part of the last century.
The reason he was chief of
police was there was only
one police. He was also a
deputy sheriff.
Chief West was a col-
orful character that many
stories could be told about,
some that couldn't. One of
his famous remarks was,
"You better behave your-
self or I will put you down
'thar." "Thar" being a wooden
.caboose with five cells.
There was a pound pen
behind it to pen the stray
animals in. This facility was
where the Advance Auto

Daily River


Gauge Postings

Commissioners Carmen
McLemore and Billy Traylor
will be posting daily river
readings in north Gulf County
at the following locations:
Howard Creek Store,
Dalkeith Bait and Tackle,
Jr. Foods and Express Lane,
Danny's A-1 Muffler Service,
Creek Stop and Deli, IGA and
Dixie Dandy.


County -
Nelson reported a
delay in the sand berm con-
struction project on Cape
San Blas originally slated to
begin July 5.
With Dennis on the hori-
zon last week, emergency
management was forced to
delay the project, Nelson
said. He also estimated that
cleanup of debris on the
beach will push berm con-
struction back another six
weeks.
Nelson also briefed the
commission on rising river
levels in north Gulf County.
"The -National' Weather
Service expects the
SApalachicola: Riveir[tol crest
at Blountstown at 21.7 on
Friday," he said.
"It's something we need
to monitor closely and be
prepared," he added. (See
related story.)
Arrangements were made
for sandbags to be available
for residents in areas to be
affected by rising levels.
Joe Danford of
Mosquito Control gave a
monthly report.
Sandra Chaffin of
the Gulf County Chamber of


Parts store is located.
Chief West carried a
large pistol on one hip and
a bunch of keys on the other
that he liked to rattle when
he walked. He walked every-
where he went.
George Suber was a
handsome young man that
was a telegraph operator for
the A.N. Railroad. There were
not many cars in town but
George had one. There were
times when he would like to
show his car off by driving
fast.
One day Chief West told
George that he didn't care if
he wrecked his car and killed
himself but he wanted him
to slow it down, that we have
some fine dogs in town and
he didn't want him running
over those dogs and killing
them.
A Cow in Custody
Mr. Max Kilbourn, owner
of the ice plant, had a cow to
furnish milk for his family.
One morning, Mr.
Kilbourn went out to milk
the cow and she was gone.
He got his son, Jimmy, ,up
to go look for the cow. When
Jimmy found her, she was in
the pound pen.
Chief West had found
the cow out roaming the


- From Page 1A
Commerce told commission-
ers the 2005 Independence
on the Coast celebration
marked a record attendance
this year.
"Everything was a lot of
fun," she said.
*. Commissioner
Traylor expressed concern
about residents placing large
household items such as
refrigerators and large appli,-
ances out for regular curb-
side garbage pickup.
"It's like Spring clean-
up hasn't stopped," Traylor
said.
At McFarland's advice,
the Board agreed to begin
advertising curbside pickup
would return to normal regu-
lations to only include limbs,
vegetation, yard debris, etc.
effective Aug. 1.
Commission
Chairman Nathan Peters
reported the DOT had
reduced the speed limit on
Cape San Blas road between
Salinas Park and Eglin Air
Force Base to 45 mph.
Peters also appointed
Williams, Traylor and him-
self to serve on the Value
Adjustment Board.


streets so he put her in the
pound pen.
Jimmy found Chief West
and told him he wanted to
get the cow for his daddy to
milk her.
Chief West told Jimmy it
would take a dollar to release
the cow. Jimmy walked home,
got a dollar from his father
then walked back to give the
dollar to Chief West. He told
Jimmy he couldn't take the
money, that he would have
to give it to the town clerk,
Mr. H.A. Drake.
By this time, it was about
eight o'clock and Jimmy
knew that Mr. Drake would
be walking to his job at the
railroad depot.
Jimmy found Mr. Drake in
front of Owen's and Murdock
Department Store on Reid
Avenue. Mr. Drake took the
dollar and went inside the
store and tore a piece of
paper off the roll of wrapping
Paper, wrote a receipt and
gave it to Jimmy.
He then found Chief West
and gave him the receipt.
Then they walked to the
pound pen and he released
the cow for Jimmy to take
home for his father to milk.
There was going to be
a dance at the old club-
house on the south end of
Reid.. Avenue where Pauline
Pendarvis now lives. Jimmy
wanted.to go, but it would
cost a dollar and he didn't
have one. He had to find a
way to get a dollar.
He let the cow out one
night and Chief West put her
in the pound pen. Jimmy got
a dollar from his father to get
the cow out then he wrote a
receipt and gave it to Chief
West. He took the receipt, let
the cow out and Jimmy put
the dollar in his pocket and
went to the dance.
Sheriff Shares the Shine
Chief West was a fair
policeman, he 'didn't dis-
criminate. One time, he
arrested his own son, "Pap,"
for drunkenness. WhenrPap.
came up in Mayor's Court
to be fined, Chief rose to his
feet and said, "Mr. Mayor,
please take it easy on him
because I will have to pay the
fine myself."
One time, Chief West,
acting as a deputy sheriff,
had arrested a black man
and was taking him to jail
in Blountstown, this being
Calhoun County at that
time.
Chief had asked a friend


to go along with them in
an old open Model T Ford
car. Will, the prisoner, was
sitting in the backseat and
on the way Chief stopped
near a bootlegger's house. He
told Will to take this jar and
go tell the bootlegger who
he was and send him some
moonshine.
While the man was pour-
ing the shine he asked Will
if he would like a drink. Of
course, Will accepted. When
he returned to the car, Chief
and his friend took a drink
and asked Will if he would
like one. Will replied he sure
would because it would be a
long time before he would get
another drink.
They traveled on up the
road for a while, then stopped
to finish the shine and gave
Will the rest of it.
Just before they reached
Blountstown, Chief West
slammed on the brakes and
told Will to put your hands
up here and let me cuff you;
you might try to run away.
Will had three drinks,
Chief West and his friend
only had two on the trip.
A Shattered Streetlight
Tom Montgomery oper-
ated a one-man short-order
cafe in one side of Byrd
Parker's barber shop.
One night, Chief West
went in and ordered an oys-
ter stew, he said, "Tom, put
two oysters in it this time."
Tom went walking off mum-
bling to himself, "The old so
and so knows I put six."
One time Tom hired Jake
Belin to help him. Jake's job
was to clean up and wash
dishes. He washed them in
a tub out back. Tom called
Jake his pearl diver.
One of Chief West's jobs
was to replace street light
bulbs. The light was a bulb
screwed into a reflector on
a pole. To do this, he would
have to put on a linesman's
belt' and spurs, then climb
the pole.
The Belin family lived
in the house that is now


Comforter Funeral Home,
with a street light out front.
Jake, like most boys,
liked baseball. He had a stick
for a bat and was throwing
up rocks, then hitting them.,
It just happened that
one of the rocks went up and
knocked the bulb out of the
street light. Chief West had
to climb the pole and replace
the bulb.
He was hot and mad
when he came down and
walked up on Mrs. Belin's
porch with his equipment on
and knocked on the door.
When Mrs. Belin came to
the door, Chief West told her
that if she didn't stop her boy
Jake from knocking out the
light bulbs, he would send
him to the orphan's home.
He meant the reform school,
but he couldn't think of that
at that time.
Man Hunt


Question:


One time a black man
shot and killed another black
man in North Port St. Joe.
After the shooting, he ran
down in a marshy area where
the paper mill was built after
the marsh had been filled
in.
At that time the railroad
track going to the dock out in
the bay was on a fill through
the marsh.
Chief West deputized sev-
eral men to help capture the
shooters. It was night tirhe
and they all carried kerosene
lanterns in the search.
Chief West took the rail-
road track and told the oth-
ers to spread out and search
for the man. While Chief West
was patrolling the track, he
heard some walking out in
the marsh.
He yelled, "Halt or I will
shoot." The walking contin-
ued and he shot. When the
other men heard the shot
they all ran to Chief West.
He told them, "I got him,
he is right out thar."
They took a lantern and
went out in the marsh and
found Mr. R.A. Costin's calf
that the chief had shot and
killed.


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100 Club of Gulf County Establishes Trustees


By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
The 100 Club of Gulf
County is taking progressive
steps to forming the first
support organization of its
kind in this area.
Part-time resident Peter
Burgher is working with
local law enforcement agen-
cies and community leaders
to establish the foundation
of the group.
The 100 Club of Gulf


County, a proposed non-
profit organization, will
serve the purpose of provid-
ing financial assistance to
the families of law enforce-
ment and public safety per-
sonnel who die in the line of
service.
Major Joe Nugent of
the Gulf County Sheriff's
Office, Chief James Hersey
of the Port St. Joe Police
Department and Chief
John Ford of Gulf County


Emergency Medical Services
are being informed of the
organization's plans and are
working 'with Burgher to
compile a list of persons to
invite to a kick-off solicita-
tion meeting in the coming
months.
The following individu-
als have agreed to serve as
trustees for the organization
and to make voluntary in-
kind contributions:
Charles A. Costin, Esq.,
will serves as counsel and


assist in regard to legal fil-
ings and establishment of
the Club's by-laws.
Ralph Roberson, CPA,
will serve as treasurer and
report annually on financ-
es to the membership.
Roberson will also be draft-
ing the 501 (c) 3 non-profit
organization application.
Michael Leonard will act
as custodian and handle
investments.
Jerry Barnes will pro-
vide guidance as a commu-


nity leader.
Kesley Colbert will pro-
vide guidance and assist
through his many con-
tacts. Colbert is considering
accepting the role of secre-
tary of the board.
Willie Ramsey will help
the Club on its mailings,
membership cards and
insignia.
Until a permanent chair-
man is elected by the trust-
ees, Burgher has agreed
to act as an incorporator,


trustee and temporary chair-
man.
The Club hopes to con-
duct their kick-off solicita-
tion meeting in the fall and
invite at least 300 people to
join the organization with an
agreed commitment of $100
per year.
"Experience says only a
portion of those invited will
actually do so but that will
give us the start we need,"
Burgher said.


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Sheriff's Report
The Fourth of July holi-
day was a busy but fairly
safe holiday weekend. The
Sheriff's Office responded to
10 vehicle crashes, made
70 traffic stops, issued 40
citations and 40 warnings
and made eight arrests over
the four-day weekend. The
ambulance services in both
ends of the county respond-
ed to a total of 36 calls in the
same period.
On July 1, Violet Wardle,
w/f, 47, of Wewahitchka was
arrested for DWLSR.
On July 2, Amanda
Nicole Jones, w/f, 26, of
Tennessee, was arrested
for fleeing and attempting
to elude; Albert L. Roberts,
w/m, 41, of Port St. Joe,
was arrested for battery on
person over 64.
On July 3, Myra Todd
Chamberlain, w/f, 44, of
Tampa was arrested for
worthless checks; Chuck
Ray Walters, w/m, 50, of
Port St. Joe, was arrested
for DWLSR.
On July 4, Jonathan
Fisher Sapp, w/m, 21, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for DWLSR; John T. Nelson,
w/m, 35, of Howard Creek,
was arrested for child sup-
port; Veronica Pickern, w/
f, 31, of Wewahitchka, was
arrested for battery (Bay
County).
On July 5, Gregory
Wayne Newsome, w/m,
45, was arrested for DUI;
Deborah A. Banks, w/f,
32, of Liberty County, was
arrested for FTA forgery;
Tammy Pelt Bowers, w/f, 33,


of Port St. Joe was arrested
for loitering or prowling.
On July 6, Katrinia
A. Melvin, w/f, 23, of
Wewahitchka, was arrest-
ed for violation of pretrial
release; Kenneth Duane
Dixon, w/m, 47, was
arrested for VOP; William
Lee Kelly IV, w/m, 21, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for VOP; Robert A. Harrison,
w/m, 47, of Port St. Joe was
arrested for DWLSR, pos-
session of marijuana; Ericd
John Schaefer, w/m, 42,
was arrested for possession
of marijuana, DWLSR.
On July 7, Jason Lee
Brown, w/m, 19, of Panama
City, was arrested for resist-
ing without violence; James
Waylon Porter, w/m, 26,
of Calhoun County, was
arrested for VOP; Catherine
T. Jones, b/f, 53, of Port
St. Joe, was arrested for
DWLSR.
Mario Alvarenga
Martinez, h/m, 36, Panama
City, was arrested for
DWLSR.

Law Enforcement

Career Fair

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


pants regarding their need
for future merit deputies
and officers.
The career fair will be
held at the Workforce Cen-
ter, located at 625 Highway
231 in Panama City, from


10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT. Come
expecting to fill one of these
positions or become knowl-
edgeable about the opportu-
nities in law enforcement.


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does the law permit scal-
loping in July. It's simple
- tourist dollars. I believe
now, in the 21st Century,
there are enough tourist dol-
lars spent on fishing, boat-
ing and beach fun to give
the scallops a break in July.
If you want to placate the
tourists, do like they do in
the Keys with lobster; have
a mini-season from July 1 to
July 5 and then close it until
August 1 and leave it open
until October 1. Well all be
better off in the future.
There are a few rules of
etiquette a scalloper should
follow:
Have a legal flag and put
it on the highest part of your
boat so it can be seen for 360
degrees. It won't do much
good hidden by the outboard
or your canvas top. If you
venture away from the boat,
take a flag on a buoy teth-
ered to your body. I've had
several close calls with snor-
kelers swimming hundreds
of feet from their boat with
no dive flag on them.
Anchor in the sand next
to the grass bed. If you anchor
in the grass the anchor
flukes will tear out the grass
roots when you retrieve your
anchor. Less grass means
less scallop habitat.
When you see a boat
anchored on a spot, nothing
is more annoying than hav-
ing another boat anchor next
to him. Give him his person-
al space and scallop at least
100 feet away. Even if you
did get scallops there yester-
day, it's his place today.
If you're going in July,
try to harvest those at least
two inches wide. Anything
smaller is a waste; let him
grow up.
If you're anchored on a
grass flat next to a deep
water channel (there are sev-
eral in the head of the bay)
don't expect boats to slow
down for you if they're over
100 feet away. They may be
rude, but there's not much
you can do about it. Deep-


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water channels are made for
running. I personally know
of one individual who likes
to anchor on a grassy point
next to one of the Black's
Island channels, and then
rant and rave if a boat comes
running by at full speed. If
you anchor next to a channel
you have to expect the wake
that comes with it.
And please, buy a pair of
polarized sunglasses so you
can judge the water depth
(they'll also save your eyes). If
you run your motor aground,
not only do you cause propel-
ler and water pump damage,
but you also scar the grass
beds and they take years
to recover.
Finally, shuck your scal-
lops in the bay. The "guts"
become fish food (more pin-
fish for your bait traps) and
the shells return to the cal-
cium cycle for other shell-
fish. A personal tip: after
shucking, get some clean bay
water and rinse your scal-
lop muscles only once while
removing any black mem-
brane that might be still on
them. Drain, bag and put
on ice. Any further rinsing
or soaking only dilutes their
succulent flavor.
During my lifetime I've
dived for and found Spanish
treasure, shot big fish,
explored countless ship-
wrecks, fed sharks under-
water in Moorea and swam
through stalactites in the
Great Blue Hole of Belize.
Still, one of life's greatest
enjoyments -is snorkeling
over a St. Joe Bay grass flat,
in crystal August waters and
finding fat, blue-eyed scal-
lops. With everyone using a
little common sense and fore-
sight, it is a thrill I would like
to enjoy for at least another
twenty years.
Remember, our neigh-
bors to the West on St.
Andrew's Bay, can no longer
enjoy the privilege of scallop-
ing in their own backyard.
Before they knew it, it was
too late.


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Girls must be present to be fitted for uniform sizing
Don't miss your chance to register
If you have any questions or can not make it to registration, please call
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Port St. Joe won its
first game in the District
4 All-Star game which was
held on Saturday, June 25
in Highland Park. Port St.
Joe defeated Wewahitchka
1-0. Evan Branch was the
winning pitcher, with 13
strikeouts and only allowed
two hits and no walks. C.J.
Butts scored the lone run on


a hit and RBI sacrifice flyout
from Trevor Lang. Butts had
three singles and Branch
had one single.
On Monday, June 27,
the team defeated Franklin
County 15-7. Roman Quinn
pitched five innings and
Chase Watford pitched two
innings. Lang ripped a triple
to score three runs. Branch


Appointments will be
made for athletic physical
and insurances and Medic-
aid will be billed for services.
Medicaid recipients should
go to their Medi-pass pro-
vider for the exam or obtain
Medi-pass authorization to
use the health department
for this service. There will be
no charge for those not cov-
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.


"No Shows" and those who
do not schedule an appoint-
ment during the timeframe
given above will pay a fee to
obtain a physical. A parent/
guardian must accompany
the student or come in to the
Gulf County Health Depart-
ment in advance to complete
a permission form.
Bus driver physical will
continue through July 29.
To schedule an appoint-
ment in Port St. Joe, call
(850) 227-1276, ext. 100
and in Wewahitchka call
(850) 639-2644.


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had three RBI; Stephen
Denton had two RBI and
Jared Arnold and Butts both
had one RBI each. Denton
ripped a double. Branch and
Quinn chalked two singles
each, and Josh Henderson,
Butts, Watford and Arnold
each had a single.
The following day, the
team fell 7-0 to Callaway.
Port St. Joe faced
Franklin County again on
Wednesday, stomping them
10-0 in four innings. Evan
Branch gave up one hit with
six strikeouts and allowed
only one walk. Branch had
three RBI. Lang, Quinn,
Watford and Arnold all had
one RBI. Watford had a triple
and a single. Henderson had
a double. Quinn and Branch
each had two singles. Daniel
May, Butts and Lang each
had a single.
With this win, the
team qualified for the
Championship game.
However, the team fell 6-0
Thursday night to Callaway.
Quinn had a double, Branch
had two singles and Butts
had one single.
Both teams will be rep-
resenting District 4 in the
State Tournament which
will begin on July 16 at Lake
Okeechobee.

2nd Annual
Port St. Joe
Golf Scramble
The 2nd 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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having open registration for
football players and cheer-
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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


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Gulf Co. Community Land Trust Taking Shape


By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Another piece of the af-
fordable housing puzzle is
steadily falling into place.
The community land
trust or CLT, a critical piece
identified by the Gulf County
Community Development
Corporation (CDC), has
emerged in the continued
effort to provide affordable
housing.
But just what is a land
trust and how exactly will it
help the affordable housing
effort?
As Dannie Bolden, ex-
ecutive director of the CDC
explained, the trust will "in-
flation-proof' land in Gulf
County and put home own-
ership within reach for aver-
age folks.
The CLT will be a prop-
erty bank of sorts, with land
to be purchased by the trust
or donated by local landown-
ers.
The trust will then nego-
tiate with developers to build
affordable homes on a rea-
sonably-priced piece of prop-
erty.
Essentially, homebuyers
will be responsible for only
the construction cost of a
home without the additional
burden of exploding land
costs.
"The current cost of land
is beyond the reach of average
income for local residents,"
Bolden said. "This trust will
give those people access to
land on which a house can
be built."
The organization, accord-
ing to Bolden, will not focus
only on purchasing vacant
lots on which to build new
homes. The land trust will
also' concentrate its efforts
on increasing the stock of af-
fordable rental properties and
multi-family housing units or
apartment complexes.
Bolden hopes the orga-
nization's pilot project will be
a donation of five lots in the
Bridgeport subdivision, a 37-


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courthouse complex in Port
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unit development along Av-
enue A in North Port St. Joe
currently under construction
to provide more moderately-
priced homes for Gulf Coun-
ty.
The efforts of the land
trust were set into motion
following a workshop in May
with Michael Brown of Burl-
ington Associates, a national
consulting firm specializing
in the creation of nonprofit
organizations, residential
projects, commercial fa-
cilities, public policies, and
neighborhood plans to pro-
mote equitable and sustain-
able community develop-
ment.
Bolden said of the 240
land trusts nationwide,
Burlington Associates had
launched approximately 60
of them.
Brown and his firm have
been working closely with the
proposed Gulf County CLT in
forming its articles, by-laws
and establishing a board of
directors.
The CLT also plans to
seek the expertise of Afford-
able Advisors, an organiza-
tion based in Tallahassee
that succeeded in the de-
velopment of an affordable
apartment complex in Crest-
view.
From businesses that
make their living developing
affordable housing initiatives,
the Gulf County CLT is creat-
ing a carefully constructed
financial model that Bolden
said has received support of
several local banks.
By covering the land
costs of new or existing
homes, which the CLT will
also be exploring as an op-
tion, they will greatly reduce
the cost for low to moderate
income family home owner-
ship.
As a formally organized
land trust, this organiza-
tion will also be eligible for a
number of additional fund-
ing sources from the Federal
Home Loan Bank, HOME


Administration Building,
courthouse complex in
Port St. Joe. Applications
will be available through
August 5, at 5 p.m. ET, "No
Exceptions."
On August 10, the Lottery
of Rehabilitation Funds will
be August 10 at the Board
of County Commissioners
meeting room, R.M. Moore
Administration Building 4
p.m. EST courthouse com-
plex located in Port St. Joe.
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Again, a federal housing pro-
gram, grants and donations.
These additional financing
sources will further help
lessen the economic burden
of home ownership for fami-
lies.
"We're able to buy down
the cost of home ownership


with this down payment as-
sistance," Bolden said.
Ultimately, the land trust
will work to maintain land af-
fordability. Though land val-
ues will increase, properties
in the trust will not increase
at the exponential rate of
others.
"Maintaining the afford-
ability of the land is such
a beautiful thing," Bolden
said.
Though still in the pro-


cess of developing the financ-
ing model, Bolden explained
how the organization plans
to benefit both low income
families and help to build the
trust.
Land leases purchased
by or donated to the trust
will be for a maximum of 99


years. Should a homeowner
decide to sell, they will re-
ceive a percentage of the eq-
uity in the home and the re-
mainder will be invested by
the CLT with another hom-
eowner. The land will remain
in the trust.
After spending several
years in Alaska, Bolden, a
native of Gulf County, ex-
pressed a concern over out-
ward migration of Gulf Coun-
ty families.


"We need to be able to
keep people in Gulf County,"
he added.
His and the efforts of the
organization have received
formal support from the city
of Port St. Joe.
"We received a resolution
of support from the city for


the CDC to be the primary
advocacy organization for
affordable housing in Gulf
County," Bolden explained.
He further explained that
the city and county govern-
ments will be asked to be-
come partners with the CDC
and CLT to provide more af-
fordable housing opportuni-
ties.
"Other counties in the
state are currently develop-
ing models for taxing strate-


gies (for affordable housing),"
Bolden said.
Both the county and
cities of Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka can aid the
CLT's efforts by permitting
waivers and tax exemptions
or possibly even a cap similar
to homestead exemption.


All three of these gov-
erning bodies will be invited
to the CLT's next workshop
with Burlington Associates
around the first of August.
As for the establishment
of the trust, Bolden said he
hopes to have formalities
completed by September.
Increasing housing af-
fordability and purchasing
power the puzzle is steadily
coming together.


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Thanks to all of you who
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Charles's memory alive. We,
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Aviation ordinancemen aboard the USS Enterprise ready an aircraft for an Afghanistan strike mission on October 7, 2001. Kilbourn
received a Global War on Terrorism Award for her service as an AO during Operation Enduring Freedom.


On her return home,
Kilbourn's heart swelled
with emotion.
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American, and more than
anything, I was grateful to
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I don't know if I could've
made it," said Kilbourn.
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got three children and that
was the fourth happiest day
of my life."
Looking Forward
Back in Virginia,
Kilbourn perused another
list of Navy jobs.
She was looking for an
assignment in Florida, but
instead found one in a tropi-
cal paradise.
"I said, q11 go to Hawaii
for three years,"' laughed
Kilbourn, who is nearing the
end of her assignment at the
Navy brig.
In her down time, she is
studying up on the history
of the Blue Angels, learning
the names and jobs of all the
crew members, acquainting
herself with the all the jet's
thrilling aerial maneuvers.
In January, she will
begin a two-month training
course, in El Centro, Cal.,
before accompanying the
Angels on a 10-month tour.
Kilbourn plans to be
with the Blue Angels for at
least five years.
Though she entered the
Navy with hopes of buy-
ing some time before college,
Kilbourn said the military
has been good for her.
"I've accomplished a lot
of things ahead of schedule,"
said Kilbourn. "I'm 24 years
old and I live in a house on
the coast of Hawaii."
In pursuing her life's


goal of being a well-round-
ed person, the future Blue


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Angel is now contemplat-
ing a career in the Navy.
"They might have me," said
Kilbourn.
Ask her mother, and
shell tell you the Navy is
lucky to count Kilbourn
among its ranks.
Said Burnette: "She is a
model daughter, citizen and
sailor."

Kilbourn served on the
flight deck of the USS Enterprise
for eight months in 2001.
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Department of Health Warns of Risks After the Storm


Food safety: Preventing
food-borne diseases
*The Department of
Health advises that individu-
als should not eat any food
that may have come into
contact with contaminated
water from floods or tidal
surges.
*Commercially prepared
cans of food should not be
eaten if there is a bulging or
opening on the can or the
screw caps, soda pop bottle
tops or twist-caps.
*Undamaged, com-
mercially canned foods can
be saved if you remove the
labels and then disinfect
the cans in a bleach solu-
tion. Use /4 cup of bleach in
one gallon of water; re-label
the cans including expira-
tion date and type of food.
Assume that home-canned
food is unsafe.
*Infants should be fed
only pre-mixed canned baby
formula. Do not use pow-
dered formulas prepared
with treated water. Use
boiled water when preparing
formula.
*Frozen and refrigerated
foods can be unsafe after a
hurricane. When the power
is out, refrigerators will keep
foods cool for only about four
hours. Thawed and refriger-
ated foods should be thrown
out after four hours.
Sanitation and Hygiene:
Preventing waterborne
illness
*Basic hygiene is very
important during this emer-
gency period. Always wash
your hands with soap and
water that has been boiled
or disinfected before eating,
after toilet use, after partici-
pating in cleanup activities
and, after handling articles
contaminated by floodwater
or sewage.
*Flooding that occurs
after the hurricane may
mean that water contains
fecal matter from sewage
systems, agricultural and
industrial waste and septic
tanks. If you have open cuts
or sores exposed to the flood-
water, keep them as clean
as possible by washing them
with soap and disinfected or
boiled water. Apply antibi-
otic ointment to reduce the


risk of infection. If a wound
or sore develops redness,
swelling or drainage, see a
physician.
*Do not allow children
to play in floodwater. They
can be exposed to water con-
taminated with fecal mat-
ter. Do not allow children to
play with toys that have been
in floodwater until the toys
have been disinfected. Use
% cup of bleach in one gallon
of water to disinfect toys and
other items.
Power Outages:
Preventing fire hazards
*Using battery-powered
lanterns and flashlights is
preferable to using candles.
*If you must use candles,
make sure you put them in
safe holders away from cur-
tains, paper, wood, or other
flammable items.
Clearing Standing Water:
Preventing mosquito-borne
Illness
*Heavy rains and flood-
ing can lead to an increase
in mosquitoes. Mosquitoes
are most active at sunrise
and sunset. Public health
authorities will be working
actively to control the spread
of any diseases transmitted
by mosquitoes.
*To protect against mos-
quitoes, DOH urges the pub-
lic to remain diligent in their
personal mosquito protection
efforts. These should include
the "5 D's" for prevention:
*Dusk and Dawn Avoid
being outdoors when mos-
quitoes are seeking blood.


For many species, this is
during the dusk and dawn
hours.
*Dress Wear clothing
that covers most of your
skin.
*DEET When the
potential exists for exposure
to mosquitoes, repellents
containing DEET (N,N-dieth-
yl-meta-toluamide, or N,N-
diethyl-3-methylbenzamide)
are :recommended. Picaridin
and oil of lemon eucalyptus
are other repellent options.
*Drainage Check
around your home to 'rid the
area of standing water, which
is where mosquitoes can lay
their eggs.
Tips on Repellent Use
Always read label
directions carefully for the
approved usage before apply-
ing a repellent to skin. Some
repellents are not suitable
for children.
*Products with concen-
trations of up to 30 percent
DEET are generally recom-
mended. Other potential mos-
quito repellents, as reported
by the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC)
in April 2005, contain picari-
din or oil of lemon euca-
lyptus. These products are
generally available at local
pharmacies. Look for active
ingredients to be listed on
the product label.
*Apply insect repellent to
exposed skin, or qnto cloth-
ing, but not under clothing.
*In protecting children,
read label instructions to be
sure the repellent is age-


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appropriate. According, to
the CDC, mosquito repellents
containing oil of lemon euca-
lyptus should not be used on
children under the age of 3
years. DEET is not recom-
mended on children younger
than 2 months old.
*Infants should be kept
indoors or mosquito netting
should be used over carriers
when mosquitoes are pres-
ent.
*Avoid applying repel-
lents to the hands of chil-
dren. Adults should apply
repellent first to their own
hands and then transfer it
to the child's skin and cloth-
ing.
*If additional protection
is necessary, apply a per-
methrin repellent directly to
your clothing. Again, always
follow the manufacturer's
directions.
Tips on Eliminating
Mosquito Breeding Sites
Elimination of breeding
sites is one of the keys to
prevention.
*Clean out eaves, troughs
and gutters.
*Remove old tires or drill
holes in those used in play-
grounds to drain,
*Turn over or remove
empty plastic pots.
*Pick up all beverage
containers and cups.
*Check tarps on boats
or other equipment that may
collect water.
*Pump out bilges on
boats.
*Replace water in bird-
baths and pet or other ani-
mal feeding dishes at least
once a week.
*Change water in plant
trays, including hanging
plants, at least once a week.
*Remove vegetation or
obstructions in drainage
ditches that prevent the flow
of water.
For further information,
.please contact your local
county health department or
visit www.doh.state.fl.us or
www.FloridaDisaster.org..
The. Florida Emergency
Information Line: 1-800-342-
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Public Information
Emergency Support Function:
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Health Officials Warn of Carbon Monoxide Dangers


The Florida Department
of Health (DOH) has received
initial reports of Carbon
Monoxide poisonings
in Hurricane Dennis
impacted areas.
Epidemiologists have
begun investigating these
reports, while officials contin-
ue to urge the public to avoid
carbon monoxide (CO) expo-
sure by taking precautions
with generators, gas-pow-
ered appliances and charcoal
or gas grills.
Carbon monoxide is an
invisible, odorless, tasteless
gas, and is highly poison-
ous.
Depending on the
level of exposure, CO
may cause fatigue,
weakness, chest pains for
those with heart disease,
shortness of breath upon
exertion, nausea, vomiting,
headaches, confusion, lack
of coordination, impaired
vision, loss of consciousness,
and in severe cases, death.
DOH recommends the
following precautions to help
prevent carbon monoxide
poisoning:
*Do not burn charcoal
or gas grills inside a house,
garage, vehicle, tent or fire-
place.


*NEVER use a genera-
tor indoors, including in
homes, garages, basements,
crawl spaces, and other
enclosed or partially enclosed
areas, even with ventila-
tion. Opening doors and
windows or using fans will not
prevent CO build-up in the
home.
*ALWAYS locate the
unit outdoors on a dry sur-
face, away from doors, win-
dows, vents, and air con-
ditioning equipment. that
could allow CO to come
indoors.
*Follow the instructions
that come withyour generator.
Locate the unit outdoors
and away from doors,
windows, vents, and
air conditioning equipment
that could allow CO to come
indoors.
*Install battery-operated
CO alarms or plug-in CO
alarms with battery back-
up in your home, according
to the manufacturer's instal-
lation instructions. The CO
alarms should be certified to
the requirements of the lat-
est safety standards for CO
alarms (UL 2034, IAS 6-96,
or CSA 6.19.01)'
*Test your CO alarms
frequently and- replace dead


batteries.
*Remember that you
cannot see or smell CO and
portable generators can pro-
duce high levels of CO very
quickly.
' *If you start to feel sick,
dizzy, or weak while using a
generator, get to fresh air
RIGHT AWAY. DO NOT
DELAY.
*If you have a poison-
ing emergency, call your
nearest Florida Poison
Information Center at 1-
800-222-1222. If the victim
has collapsed or is not
breathing, call 911 immedi-
ately.
Frequently Asked
Questions:
Carbon Monoxide
Q. What is Carbon
Monoxide?
A. Carbon monoxide
(CO) is an odorless, colorless,
tasteless gas that interferes
with the delivery of oxygen
in the blood to the rest of the
body and is highly poison-
ous.
Q. What Are the Major
Sources of CO?
A. Carbon monoxide
is produced as a result of
incomplete burning of fuels
including coal, wood, char-
coal, natural gas, gasoline,


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diesel, kerosene, and heat-
ing oil. It can be produced
by portable generators, small
gasoline engines, charcoal
grills, gas stoves, automo-
bile exhaust from attached
garages, and smoking tobac-
co. Problems can arise as
a result of improper place-
ment, installation, opera-
tion, maintenance of CO
generating devices or appli-
ances.' Improperly designed
or malfunctioning exhaust
systems for permanently
installed home combustion
appliances may also contrib-
ute to elevated CO levels. Por-
table generators and char-
coal grills are major sources
of .CO and should never be
operated inside enclosed or
partially enclosed building
or near doors, windows and
openings to the house.
Q. What are the symp-
toms of Carbon Monoxide
Poisoning?
A. Depending on the
level of exposure, CO may
cause fatigue, weakness,
chest pains for those with
heart disease, shortness of
breath upon exertion, nau-
sea, vomiting, headaches,
confusion, lack of coordina-
tion, impaired vision, loss of
consciousness, and in severe
cases, death.
Q. What should you do
if you think you have CO
poisoning?
A. If you think you are
suffering from carbon mon-
oxide (CO) poisoning, you
should get fresh air immedi-
ately. Turn off all combus-
tion appliances and leave the


house. Go to an emergency
room. Be sure to tell the phy-
sician that you suspect CO
poisoning. Don't ignore symp-
toms, especially if more than
one person is feeling them. In
cases of severe CO poisoning,
call 911 emergency services
or the Poison Information
Center at 1-800-222-1222.
Q. What can be done to
prevent CO poisoning?
A. To prevent CO poison-
ing, ensure that all house-
hold combustion appliances
(fireplaces, stoves, water
heaters, furnaces) are prop-
erly adjusted and working to
manufacturers' instructions
and local building codes and
make sure stoves and heat-
ers are exhaust vented to
the outside and that exhaust
systems do not leak.
Do not use ovens and
gas ranges to heat your
home. Do not burn charcoal
inside a home, cabin, recre-
ational vehicle, or camper,
and you never leave a car or
lawn mower engine running
in a shed or garage, or in any
enclosed or partially enclose
space. NEVER use gas-pow-
ered generators or pressure
washers inside any building
or structure. Ventilating a
building or structure will not
prevent the buildup of life
threatening levels of CO.
Do not locate por-
table generators or porta-
ble gasoline engines near
any opening of the house
(windows, doors, window
air conditioners, exhaust
vents.)
Q. What about carbon


monoxide alarms?
A. Consider install-
ing CO alarms in your
home. The US Consumer
Product Safety Commission
recommends the installa-
tion of CO alarms in every
home.
Install battery operated
CO alarms or plug-in CO
alarms with battery backup
according to man-ufacturer's
installation instructions. The
CO alarm should be certified
to the requirements of the
latest safety standards for
CO alarms (UL 2034, IAS 6-
96, CSA 6.19.01)
REMEMBER: Carbon
monoxide (CO) alarms can
be used as a backup but not
as a replacement for proper
use, placement and mainte-
nance of your fuel-burning
appliances or gas powered
portable equipment.
Also, understand that
CO alarms are designed to
sound an alert at fairly high
levels. Lower level CO expo-
sure below the alarm thresh-
old could still contribute to
adverse health effects in sus-
ceptible individuals (persons
with heart or lung disease for
example).
For further information,
please contact your local
county health department or
visit www.doh.state.fl.us or
www.FloridaDisaster.org.


Cleaning Up Homes



After Hurricane Dennis


After a hurricane has
passed, failure to remove
contaminated materials can
cause health risks. If there is
flooding along with a hurri-
cane, water must be removed
as quickly as possible since
it may contain material from
overflowing sewage systems.
If there has been a
b'ackflow of sewage into the
house, the following mea-
sures should be taken to
ensure proper clean-up:
*Walls, hard-sur-
faced floors and many
other household surfaces


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$460,000


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REALTOR
340-1216


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REALTOR
227-6178


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Broker
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must be cleaned with soap
and water and disinfected
with a solution of 1 cup of
bleach to five gallons of
water.
*Thoroughly disin-
fect surfaces that come
in contact with food and
children's play areas.
*Wash all linens and
clothing in hot water or dry-
clean.
*Items that cannot be
washed or dry-cleaned, such
as mattresses and uphol-
stered furniture, must be air
dried in the sun and sprayed
thoroughly with a disinfec-
tant.
*Steam-clean all carpet-
ing.
*Fiberboard, fibrous
insulation and disposable
filters that have contacted


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floodwater or sewage should
be replaced in your heating
and air conditioning system.
*Wear rubber boots and
waterproof gloves during
clean-up:
Be careful about mix-
ing household cleaners and
disinfectants, as combining
certain, types of products
can produce toxic fumes and
result in injury or death.
It can be difficult to
throw away items in a home,
particularly those with sen-
timental value. However,
keeping certain items soaked
by sewage or floodwaters
may be unhealthy. In gen-
eral, materials that cannot
be thoroughly cleaned and
dried within 24 to 48 hours
should be discarded.


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Hurricanes Can Cause Major




Problems with Sewage Systems p "A


Following the passage of
the hurricane, you may be
experiencing difficulties with
your sewage system not
functioning properly. If you
have a septic system that
operates by a dosing pump,
it will not function with-
out electricity. You should
refrain from using water in
your home as much as
possible until electricity is
restored. Without the pump
working, the tanks will fill
and may cause backups of
sewage in your home.
General precautions
include the following:
*Do not let children
play in flood waters as these
waters may be contaminated
by sewage.
*If you live in a low-
lying or flood-prone area, the
ground in your area may be
saturated from heavy rain-
falls or flooding from the
hurricane. You should use
household water as little as
possible to prevent backups
of sewage into your home
What should I do if
sewage backs up?
*If a sewage backup has
occurred in your home, stay
out of affected areas and
keep children away. If your
entire home has been sat-
urated," abandon the home
until all affected areas,
including but not limited to
carpets, rugs, sheetrock, dry-
wall, and baseboards, have
been thoroughly cleaned and
disinfected.
*If sewage has overflowed
in open areas or streets, etc.,
avoid these areas and keep
children out of these areas.
*If you are having
problems in areas served


Following a hurricane,
residents should be aware
of the potential dangers from
standing water. The Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) is advising
citizens in those areas
affected by Hurricane Dennis
to take precaution.
Please adhere to the
following precautions if
standing water is in your
area:
*Do. not drive through
the water. Depth cannot be
determined in murky water
and even six inches of water
can cause a car to float.
*Standing water can
carry a number of contami-


by sewer systems, please
contact your utility company
to insure they are aware of
problems in your area.
Proper Sewage Cleanup
Procedures
Heavy rainfall from hur-
ricanes may result in flood
waters that are contaminated
with sewage. Proper cleaning
and disinfecting procedures
are recommended to prevent
illness.
How to clean up sew-
age contaminated items and
sewage spills inside your
home:
*Wear protective
clothing such as rub-
ber boots and waterproof
gloves.
*Clean walls, hard-sur-
faced floors, and other house-
hold surfaces with soap and
water and disinfect with a
solution of 1/4 cup of bleach
in one gallon of water. Once
cleanup is complete dry out
affected items to prevent the
growth of mold.
*Do not mix ammo-
nia cleansers with bleach
as toxic vapors will
form.
*Wash all, linens and
clothing in hot water or dry
clean them.
*Discard items that
cannot be washed or dry
cleaned, such as mattresses,
carpeting, wall coverings and
upholstered furniture.
For spills 'outside your
home:
*Contact your utility or
a registered septic tank con-
tractor for clean up.
*Minor spills requiring
immediate attention may
be disinfected with regular
garden lime from a garden


nants including sewage and
chemicals. Do not let chil-
dren play in flood waters
and avoid them as much as
possible.
*Following a heavy storm,
sharp debris could be hidden
in the water causing injury.
*Standing water may
contain harmful bacteria
that could cause infection.
*If downed power lines
are hidden under standing
water, there is the risk of
electrocution.
*Allow the proper author-
ities to restore drainage by
removing debris and sedi-
ment from drainage grates.
*Watch for snakes. Most
Florida snakes are not poi-


shop. Follow the lime con-
tainer's label instructions for
personal protective equip-
ment needed.
Sprinkle the lime onto
the spill so the spill is dusted
mostly white on the surface.
If the residue is thicker in
some places use a rake to
mix the lime and the resi-
due.
After a day, rake up the
thicker residue and place it
in a trash bag for disposal
with the other trash. Use a
sprinkler or hose to water
the lime and residue into
the soil.
Let the area dry in the
sun a day before allowing
access. If there is still white
lime dust visible on the yard,
water it in until the white
dust is gone.
Follow proper hygiene
procedures to prevent illness:
*Keep hands and fingers
away from the nose, mouth,
eyes and ears.
*Wash hands with soap
and water immediately after
cleanup, efforts as well as
before eating or drinking.
*Keep fingernails short
and clean. Use a stiff brush
to remove dirt and foreign
materials.
*Do not store fresh work
clothes with used work
clothes.
*Shower after each work
day.
For further information,
please contact your local
county health department or
visit www.doh.state.fl.us or
www.FloridaDisaster.org.
The Florida Emergency
Information Line: 1-800-342-
3557


sonous but may still react if
approached.
The National Weather
Service reminds motorists
that upon 'encountering
flooded roads, "Turn Around
Don't Drown." For more
information on the flooding
safety campaign, visit www.
srh.noaa. gov/tadd.
For additional
information on Hurricane
Dennis, affected areas
in Florida and the State
Emergency Response Team
call the Florida Emergency
Information Line at 1-800-
342-3557 or visit www.
FloridaDisaster.org.


For additional
information on Hurricane
Dennis, affected areas
in Florida and the State
Emergency Response
Team call the Florida
Emergency Information
Line at 1-800-342-3557
or visit:


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FSU Creative Writing Joins the Year's Literary Best


The literary world has
served another round of
recognition to Florida State
University's celebrated
Creative Writing Program
during one of its hottest
years ever.
A trio of pieces from
"Severance" a book by
Pulitzer Prize-winning
Francis Eppes Professor
Robert Olen Butler and a
yarn called "The Pantyhose
Man" penned by graduate
student Rebecca Soppe have
each earned one of 19 slots
in the 20th anniversary edi-
tion of "New Stories from
the South: The Year's Best,
2005."
Author and FSU Creative
Writing Director Mark
Winegardner points to recent
reviews of the anthology that
praise as "brief and bril-
liant" Butler's imagined last
words severed heads; and
"wicked and twisted" Soppe's
tale of front-desk clerks in


an Arkansas hotel who bear
witness to the anonymous
relationship that develops
between a shy coworker and
a man who makes unseem-
ly phone calls in what she
deems a "gentlemanly" man-
ner.
English department Chair
Hunt Hawkins declared that
Butler and Soppe have voiced
"that very old Southern tradi-
tion of ghoulish and gothic."
"Having both Bob and
Becky in this distinguished
annual anthology at the
same time highlights why
FSU's creative writing pro-
gram is perhaps the best
in the world," Winegardner
said. "On the one hand, our
program features the writer
who's been honored by 'New
Stories from the South' more
than anybody. On the other
hand, it features a young
writer, while still a student
here, making her debut on
a stage' where many estab-


lished writers have managed
to appear."
Butler has appeared a
total of eight times.
This latest inclusion
comes in the wake of his 2005
National Magazine Award in
Fiction, earned twice in four
years out of three nomina-
tions since 1996. Last April
saw the publication of "From
Where You Dream," a book
of his lectures given and
refined at FSU edited with
an introduction by FSU
Robert 0. Lawton Professor
Emerita Janet Burroway. In
1993, Butler took home the
Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for "A
Good Scent from a Strange
Mountain."
Author. of 10 novels and
three collections of stories,
Butler's work has appeared
in publications such as The
New Yorker, Esquire and
Harcourt's "Best American
Short Stories." In fact, the
FSU English department's'


top-ranked Creative Writing
Program is the only one with
inclusions in every annual
edition of that renowned
compilation.
Emerging author Soppe,
a second-year doctoral stu-
dent, has seen her first pub-
lished work earn not only
a coveted berth alongside
Butler's but also the 2004
Cohen Award in Fiction
from the literary journal
Ploughshares, where it first
appeared. A Midwesterner
who discovered her Southern
voice, she is the second grad-
uate student to see work pub-
lished in "New Stories from
the South" while enrolled
at FSU, following alumna
Beauvais McCaddon's inclu-
sion in the 1997 edition.
"Becky was in my fiction
workshop this spring and has
a remarkable talent," Butler
said. "I'm delighted to appear
with her in this book."
The three "Severance"


pieces chosen by anthology
editor Shannon Ravenel each
represent the final outburst
of internal monologue from
a recently severed head in
precisely 240 words. They
are part of 62 altogether in
Butler's book by that name,
to be published in 2006.
Why 240 words? Butler
points to the book's two epi-
graphs:
"After careful study and
due deliberation it is my opin-
ion the head remains con-
scious for one minute and a
half after decapitation." (Dr.
Dassy d'Estaing, 1883)
"In a heightened state
of emotion, we speak at the
rate of 160 words per min-
ute," (Dr. Emily Reasoner,
A Sourcebook of Speech,
1975).
"It was a wonderful sur-
prise and a great honor to
find myself sharing pages
with Robert Olen Butler,
especially in an anthology


like "New Stories from the
South'," Soppe said. "I've
been very lucky, and this
publication may be tough
to follow, but I'm certainly
going to try."
Along with fresh nods
from "New Voices of the
South" and Butler's National
Magazine Award last spring,
achievements by many in the
FSU English department's
Creative Writing Program
have garnered top honors
throughout this past year.
A sampling includes the 0.
Henry Award for Elizabeth
Stuckey-French; Virgil
Suarez's inclusion in "The
Best American Poetry 2004";
and a National Endowment
for the Arts fellowship in poet-
ry for James Kimbrell, soon
to be the Creative Writing
Program's new director.


Summer Food Service Program Offered


The West Florida Re- (RC&DC) and the Gulf Coun-
source Conservation and ty United Community Devel-
Development Council, Inc. opment, Inc. will be partici-


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pating in the Summer Food
Service Program during the
months of May through Au-
gust.
Nutritionally balanced
meals will be provided to all
children regardless of race,
color, sex, disability, age or
national origin during sum-
mer vacation when school
breakfasts and lunches are
not available. All children
18 years old and younger,
if open site, are eligible for


will be no discrimination in
the course of the mieal ser-
vice. The programs are only
approved for geographical
areas of need where 50 per-
cent of more of the children
qualify for free and reduced
price meals during the school
year.
Summer feeding sites
that are located at schools
provided meals to all children
in the immediate vicinity in
.addition to those enrolled in


meals at no charge and there summer school.


The following sites will be
participating -in the Summer
Food Service Program:
Washington Recreational
Site, Kenney's Road, May 26
through August, 4, with the
service beginning at noon
and ending at 1:15 p.m. The
local point of contact for the
Gulf County Summer Food
Program is: Mrs. Debra Heath
(229-9569) or Mrs. Amy Rog-
ers (229-8515).


Splash Camp Tours Raffield Fisheries


On June 30, kids from Splash Camp, funded by the Norris D. Langston Foundation and
21st Century Grant, went to Raffield's Fisheries.
These children experienced what really happens at the plant. They got to see the only
place in Florida where it snows all year round, otherwise known as the freezer. These kids
enjoyed their time and were so pleased to know that Raffield's Fisheries supported sea
life education.
The kids also got to have a first class tour of the whole site.
The Norris D. Langston Foundation thanks Eugene Raffield and the rest of Raffield's
Fisheries for letting them see a fantastic place.


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Listings on the New York
Stock Exchange illustrate a
powerful point if you're plan-
ning to sell your home. Peek
at the Wall Street Journal list-
ings for the NYSE: two
columns are titled "bid" and
"sell." "Bid" is what buyers are
offering for a particular stock -
say $45 1/8 per share. "Sell"
is what sellers are willing to
accept say $45 3/8.

It's the same in real
estate, where there are many
buyers and sellers creating a
measurable "market value" for
homes. This market value is
inevitably a price somewhere
between what buyers are will-
ing to pay and what sellers are
asking.

The third column in the


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stock listings. "close is the
final sales price for the day. I1
bid Wa.i. 45 I,'S and sell
was 45 3,S, the close" could
be either ol tLh two. or a coni-
promise like 45 2/8.

When selling, the most
important decision you can
make is to price your home at
or near "bid." Buyers who
believe that your "sell" price is
inflated are unlikely to even
"bid" on your property.

Since you can't check the
paper for bid prices on your
home, you need a real estate
professional to provide details
about the prices buyers are
paying for homes like yours.
Then make an informed deci-
sion, pricing your home at fair
market value and inviting a
quicker sale.


Thinking of selling? Call for
a free consultation. Wayne
Rowlett of Barefoot Properties,
1085 Cape San Bias Road,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. (850)
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"Fresh" New Watercolors at Mexico Beach Welcome Center


"Fresh", as in new.
"Fresh", as in a wash of bril-
liant, sparkling transparent
watercolor. The Mexico Beach
Welcome Center Gallery will
be filled with new works by
watercolorist Chuck Creasy
from July 11 through
September 6.
A wash of places around
the world lend their color to
the life and works of water-
colorist Chuck Creasy...
beginning with the place of
his birth in rural Tennessee
during the '50s.
Chuck was born in the
small Sumner County town
of Westmoreland, Tenn. And,
although he's ventured
far from his rural roots -
traveling from the parched
wilds of Ethiopia to the
jungles of Honduras, he's
never strayed from his sim-
ple country upbringing that


looked on life with a sense
of honesty and a childlike
curiosity. Chuck approaches
his work in advertising and
watercolor with the same
straightforward insight and
economy of style, saying a lot
with very little.
"I believe great art and
great ads draw from the same
basic principles of human
interaction I learned grow-
ing up in a small town," says
Creasy. "I was taught to never
talk down to people. Always
tell the truth and try your
best to focus your attention
on one person, instead of
trying to shout to the whole
room."
Chuck's training in
art preceded his career in
advertising. Following a tour
of duty as an Army officer
in Vietnam, Chuck spent
the summer of 1970 study-


ing with renowned American
watercolorist John Pike
in Woodstock, New York,
and Norman Rockwell in
Stockbridge, Mass.
"I've never completely
recovered from the thrill of
applying that first big wet
wash and creating a three-
dimensional illusion with
nothing more than pigment
and paper," Creasy remem-
bers.
"And while my career
in advertising physical-
ly removed me from my
painting, it put me in touch
with a much broader world
and gave me the chance to
capture a rich catalog of
experiences which are now
finding their way to paper."
For more than 20 years,
traveling the world as an
award-winning advertising
creative director, Chuck stole


fleeting moments between
photo shoots and creative
meetings to sketch the
places he encountered. Now
he's interpreting those expe-
riences into watercolors
that are earning attention
in circles throughout the
Southeast.
From the pristine Bay
Islands of Honduras to
the hidden back roads of
rural Tennessee, Chuck's
subject matter reflects
the road map of his
career travels as well as an
adman's insatiable curiosity
about how things work in real
life the mystery of a forgot-
ten dugout canoe that once
served as a means of making
a living for a family on the
island of Guanaja, the way
late afternoon light wraps
around a weather-worn light-
house on the Aruba coast,


the humble dignity of conch
divers waiting for low tide
off the coast of Belize, or the
simple wonder of a giant oak
framing an abandoned farm
house in Sumner County.
Chuck and his wife,
Marnie, are avid scuba
divers and aficionados of
ancient Mayan culture. He
is a member of the Board
of Directors of the Boy
Scouts of America's
National Scouting Museum,
the Nashville Advertising
Federation and Watkins
School of Art in Nashville,
Tennessee. He is also a
member of the Southern
Watercolor Society and
has received hundreds of
local, regional, national and
international awards for cre-
ative excellence.
Chuck and Marnie have
moved to St. Joe Beach where


he is pursuing his dream of
painting and continues to
work on creative projects for
several national advertising
accounts. About his recent
move he says, "Well, for all
these years we have done
what we were supposed to
do. Now we're trying to do
what we want to do."
The Mexico Beach
Welcome Center Gallery is
located at the entrance to
Canal Park just off Hwy 98.
The "FRESH" exhibit may
be viewed from 10 a.m. to
5 p.m., Monday through
Friday. The Welcome Center
Gallery is presented by the
Mexico Beach Community
Development Council in
cooperation with the Gulf
Alliance for Local Arts. For
additional information, call
the C.D.C. office at 648-
8196.


Make-A-Wish Volunteers to be Trained in Escambia County


Saturday, July 30,
2005 the Make-A-Wish
Foundation of Central and
Northern Florida will be host-
ing a Wish Granting Training
Session for volunteers in the
Northwest Florida Region


tions to enrich the human
experience with hope,
strength and joy.
We currently have chil-
dren in your. communities
that are waiting to have their
wishes granted. This train-


guidelines, and how to
grant the actual wish. Wish
Granters work directly
with the children and their
families to make wishes
come true. These specially
trained volunteers make


schedule and traditionally
requires one hour per week,
there is no financial obliga-
tion.
To register for the
class, R.S.V.P for the loca-
tion, and other volunteer


Since 1994, Make-A-
WishofCentraland Northern
Florida has granted more
than 1,150 wishes, inspir-
ing children, volunteers, and
others to believe in the power
of a wish. The Make-A-Wish
Foundation was founded
in 1980 in Phoenix, Ariz.,
has a network of more than


25,000 volunteers, and has
completed more than 110,000
wishes worldwide.
Join us on Saturday,
July 30 to learn how you can
be part of a magical experi-
ence and share the power of
a wish.


from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Make-A-Wish
Foundation grants the
wishes of children with life
threatening medical condi-


ing session will teach the the wish an unforgettable
volunteers how to deter- experience through creativ-
mine the child's one true ity and imagination. Wish
wish, different wish granting Granters volunteer their
techniques, policies and time around their own


opportunities, please con-
tact Richard Bock at 888-
874-9474 ext. 201 or by
e-mail at rjbock(&wishcentral.
org.


Summer Programs Continue at



Washington Gym and STAC HOUSE


/ FREE Real Estate Tours"
A good introduction to local real estate markets without
the pressure of a one-on-one appointment with a Realtor.











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

Call 800-624-3964 for more information

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www.florida-beach.com


Beginning June 6, sum-
mer programs for elementary
and middle school children
will be held at the Washington
Gym and STAC HOUSE.
The programs are free


of charge, and activities will for lunch. Middle school chil-
vary at each location. dren may attend from 1 5
Elementary school chil- p.m.
dren may attend from 8 a.m. For more information
to noon. Facilities will be about these programs, please
closed from noon to 1 p.m. contact Carol Davis at City


Hall, 229-8261.


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Apalachicola 800 784-1342
Cape San Bias 866 654-0999
Carrabelle 800 613-5962
Eastpoint 800 409-3204
Mexico Beach 866 692-3224
Simmons Bayou 877 929-8001
St. George Island 800 525-4793
St. Joe Beach 800 411-3717
Panama Gty 850 265-2970


Hudson Bay Frontm Island Sound Bay From fThe Caramel Bay Bay Front
2 1,, lighn ) '" Ei.r. Lanarik Beach 220 Grimner Plani. Bl'd Easrpomtin ., UI S Hghan) 9)8 Eatpoiim
Directions: from Carrabelle Anchor \,I)irections: on Hwy 98 just past the \ directions: entrance to Gramercy is just
Office continue east on Hwy 98 approx. intersection of State Road 65. least of Hwy. 65 on Hwy 98. (Meet sales
4.2 miles. House is on the right. Beautiful large new Bayfront four bed agent at guar d gate office for an escort to
Built in 2000 beautiful three bedr oom, room, four and one-half bath home in house).
two bath with dock permit on Lanark Gramercy Plantation. Wrap around bal- Superb bayfront four bedroom, three bath
Beach overlooking Dog Island. cony and elevator. MLS#105098. (Iva 2,513 sq. ft. home on Lot 5 in Gramer cy
MLS#106120. sales agent in office foran escor tto house). Plantation nearing completion by Coastal
Call Brenda Reese 850 508-9808. Call Shelley Shepard 850 653-6621. Traditions, LIC.MLS#103223.
Call Pam Collins 850 899-1054.


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Board-Certified Radiation Oncologist,



I am pleased to announce myfiull-
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Regional Cancer Center I will
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effective Friday, July 1.


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O BAY MEDICAL
REGIONAL CANCER CENTER


Guided by a multidisciplinary Cancer Committee, Bay Medical Regional
Cancer Center fights cancer every step of the way through education, early
detection, treatment, as well as patient and family support services,


Open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
615 North Bonita Avenue Panama City (850) 747-6972


Bmvn/Russell Historic .'"t" Aqua Blast Gulf Front .' Helms -Gulfl View
92 14th Sti.,t, Apalachicola 189 Anuqua Drme, Cap San Blas 8949 Auger Ave., Beacon 1ill
Directions: from Apalachicola Anchor JiDirections: Leaving Anchor's Cape San \"Directions: from the St. Joe office travel
office travel west on Hwy 98. Turn right ''Blas office take the first left on to northwest on Hwy 98 2.5 miles. Turn
on to Fourteenth St. Look for balloons! Antiqua Road. House is located at the right on Fryer Lane, then right on Auger
Classic example of a great Apalachicola very end. Avenue. Street deadends in driveway.
home! Completely remodeled inside and Three bedroom, two bath condo (Ulit 9- Beautiful home built in 2000 on large lot
out, recent roof, electrical, plumbing, split C) newly remodeled in Fall of 2004. Large with fantastic gulf views. No thru traffic.
A/C and sits on 1 1/2 lots! Comes fully fur covered deck offers spectacular views and Extensive landscaping/gar dens. Beautiful
nished (some exclusions). MLS#105170. sunsets! MLS#106149. homesite. MLS#103566.
Call Anna-Maria Cannatella 850 899-7729. Call Jenny Thompson 850 210-2062. Call Ann Mazzano vich 850 340-0563.
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s: from the St. Joe Beach office 109 38th Street, Mexico Beach \Directions: from Nexico Beach office
thwest on Hwy 98 for approx- Directions: from Anchor's Iaxico Beach travel west on Hwy 98. Turn right on
miles. Iome is on Hwy 98. office, travel west to 36th-44th Street 21st St., right on Paradise Path, left on
open floor plan home on the hill sign. Turn right, then turn left on 38th Nanook Road, right on Lalla Lane, right
views. Nov kitchen cabinets. Street. Ibme is fifth on the right. on William Way. o-buse is on the corner.
nk and ceramic tile in guest bath. Enjoy this comfor table 2BR/2BA home Incredible custom built home, Andersen
in master opens to front deck. located on deep water canal with access to windos, heat pump. Cottage on adjacent
ge. MLS#104901. the gulf. MLS#105484. lot comes separately MLS#104368.
sary Flack at 850-832-5264. Call Joy Holder 850 527-0170. Call Ben Clayton at 850 227-5545.




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135 W. Hwy. 98
Port City Shopping Center
(850) 227-1278


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Russell Schol
(850) 229-8211


GriefShare Support Group

Available Through Hospice

of ike Emerald Coast
Hospice of the Emerald Coast is proud
to offer GriefShare, a special help seminar
and support group for people experiencing
grief or loss. Groups will meet on Tuesdays
from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. ET at First Baptist
Church, located at 102 Third Street in Port
St. Joe. GriefShare begins July 19 and will
meet consecutively through October 11.
GriefShare features nationally recognized
experts on grief recovery topics. Seminar
sessions include "When Your Dreams Fall
Apart," "The Seasons of Grief," "Emotions
of Grief," "When Your Spouse. Dies," "Your
Family and Grief' and "Growing Through
Grief."
For more information and to register,
please call Audra Rogers, Bereavement
Coordinator for Hospice of the Emerald Coast
at 229-8188.


Evelyn Cook Pope
Mrs. Evelyn Cook Pope, 89, passed away Monday, July 4 in Blountstown. A lifelong resi-
dent of Carrabelle, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Carrabelle and worked
for the Franklin County Senior Citizens.
Mrs. Pope is preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Pope; her parents, Charles and
Leila Cook; her sister, Helen; and three brothers, Vincent, Derwent, and Burt.
She is survived by her sister, Electa Cook Frary of Port St. Joe; two step-grandchildren,
Gwen and Eddie Richards of Quincy; three nieces; and one nephew.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Carrabelle, con-
ducted by the Rev. Mark Mercer. Interment followed in the family plot in Evergreen Cemetery
in Carrabelle.
Those who wish may make donations in her memory to Covenant Hospice, 4440
LaFayette Street, Marianna, FL 32446, or to the First Baptist Church of Carrabelle, 206 SE
Avenue A, Carrabelle, FL 32322.
All services were under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home.


Abe Springs Baptist


Gospel Singing
The Abe Springs Baptist Church will be
having a gospel singing on Saturday, July 16
beginning at 6 p.m: CT. The church is locat-
ed at 13913 SW CR 275 in Blountstown. We
will have the Rivertown Girls as the featured
singers along with local talent. For more
information, please call Rev. Allen Pitts at
674-5880. Everyone is invited to attend.



"Safari Adventure"


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New Lost and Found Pet Site Hopes to Expand The First Baptist Church of Mexico Beach
located at 823 N 15th Street, will be holding


v You're imong friends at
T Oak Grove Assembly ofGod'
David A. fernandez. 'Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 Parsonage: 850-2296271
613.Madison Street fortSt.Joe. F
Schedule of Services
Sunday yednesda
Sunday School 9:45am Mid Week.Meal 5:00pm
31ornin 'Worship O1:45am ,d W teek ble Study 6:!Spm
Xids on the M.ove Wo:45am .MinistryIn Action 6:15pm
Cross Training Youth 645pmi
.Men's Ministry- .Monday-6:30pm
(adies (ff#lsta, Tuesday- 7:00pm
Dynamic Praise 'Worship -reachiny the Pure Word


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


Conmtonpimry Setce 9:00a. m
Sunday' School: 1000.m.
.i.... ,. 11:00a m .
Method Youth Felloutbi: 6.00p.m.
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All Times are EST


Dan Rhodes
PASTOR
JefWitly
Msiosro fMusictYoash
Deborahl Isyieo
Dirtcor of Ciidrte Ministrs


Jesus is Lord .an He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:


& 382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
4a (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: 4:00pm (ET)
Sun: 9:30 am (ET)


11:00 am (CT)


-') FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
... 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship
10:00 a.m. Sixteenth Street
Fellowship Tune /
10:45 a.m. o
Adult School a a
11:00 a.m.
*Sunday School 0 0?
*Young Children
Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blv.
Pasto' Rev. J. Reid Cameron

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111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Suidq yWorship Serikes: 9:00 a.m. CST
hSudq ydool: 10:15 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Behod United Methodist (lhurh
UIiY PRovIDoD
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


Pets are lost at an alarming rate.
Over 80,000 pets go missing every day
with only 18% of them ever get-
ting returned. These vulnerable lit-
tle members of our families are trau-
matized without, a means in which to
communicate how to get them back to their
families.
The Pet Rescue LLC will send lists of
lost and found pets to all veterinarians,
pet shelters, and pet-related centers for the
local'areas. It is the only service which aggres-
sively advertises all lost and found animals with
photos throughout the US and Canada. They
cooperate and exchange help with all pet-
related services. They offer many free ser-
vices; listings of veterinarians, pet shel-
ters, adopt-a-pets which are local to each
state. Their site offers a forum which allows
pet owners to exchange thoughts with each
other about anything and everything. They
even have their own little weekly magazine,

iThree Servicemen Statue Soutl, Inc.
T-Shirts
$1 5.2- Available in S, M, L, XL, XXL
Place your order by calling 653-1318
,l reat Arimad ~jh/ou/ao,,te &e,w/
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.



Church of Christ

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




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

A BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
; 311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
^ A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: Gee Asseonbl/ 9:45 a.m. Bible Study alleges 10 m.
Morinsgwh ship 11 na.m. Or," ,.,' ," ,
WEDNESDAY: Choir Pctice 6p.m
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"0 taste and sre that the lord is good: blaed is the man that tristeth in Him.'
.. .. I'.. I.. -... ...' ... ; -,. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725

S'First Baptist Church-'
102 THIRD STREET, PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Michael Rogers, Minister to Students
Sunday School .............................. 9:45 am
Morning Worship Service .. 8:30 & 11:00 am
Disciple Training ............................. :00 pm
Evening Worship ........................ 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ......... 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM.. 7:49 am.ET
\ "THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" '
1-i"-L The friendly place to worship!

First Baptist Church
MEXICO BEACH
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
Corner of 15th 4' California 648-5776
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship-Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Bible Study-Sundavs at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday-Praver and Bible Study at 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times central!
Nursery Provided for All Services!
Reverend Eddie LaFountain


Paw Prints Weekly, which has animal-relat-
ed news and helpful hints in inaintaining
healthy pets.
Mary Heiler, managing member, states,
"I think the problem has been evident to
many considering over 3,300 pets disappear
every hour in the US alone. But it takes a lot
of cooperative effort."
They are proud of being the first
of this much needed service to pro-
mote the return of lost animals on
such a broad scale utilizing cooperative
efforts.
Heiler expects The Pet Rescue to gen-
erate such interest that volunteers will be
needed to assist to help bring the pets back
home to their families. Please check out the
web site at www.thepetrescue.com.
They hope you won't be needing their
"lost and found pet" service but hope you
will utilize the other services available on the
site.


The Potter's House
WHERE BROKEN VESSELS ARE MADE NEW
Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
850-639-5993 850-639-4588
636 Second Street* Post Office Box 631 e.ewahihchia, 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 ... Picor Pn.a J y
10:30 Sunday Morning Apalchicowy. Pnoma City9
7:00 Wednesday Evening < "
Pastors Andrew
&
Cathy Rutherford Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates ly Wfe Church
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net Wewohitchka
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


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 Viola Parker Cole
wishes to express their deep and sincere
appreciation for all acts of kindness shown
during the illness and death. of our loved
one. Our prayer is for God to bless and keep
each of you.
A time to be born, and a time to die.
Ecclesiastes 3:2


F /W t-FL- ."A Reformed Voice
S. in the Community"
rAecI j 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 201h Streel t Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Faith Christian School

0 HIGHLAND VIEW

C11HUCH of GOD
482 Pompano Street Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-229-6235 850-227-5660 cell
Rev. Tim Bailey
SERVICE SCHEDULE
Sunday School: 9:45 am Sunday Worship: 11:00 am
Children's Church: 11:00 am Evening Worship: 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting/Evening Service: 7:00 pm


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

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


. Long Avenue Baptist Church

\ Building A Community Of

Faith, Hope 6c Love
A SupernaturalLife...Most everyone wants a taste of something more than just the average.
Too many of us have relegated ourselves to a mundane, monotonous lifestyle. We may hunger
for more, but settle for letting the characters on our tv set do our living for us.
The Bible says, "For it is God who works in you both to will d& to do for His good pleasure." A
supernatural life begins with a new nature in Christ Jesus. It's not mystical. It's conforming your
outer life to your "new" inner life. It is being directed & empowered by the Holy Spirit. It's our
thoughts, words, & actions conformed to God's Word & will.
1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL For More Information Call 229-8691


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


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


Worship on Wednesday:
7:00pm


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Decide now what birth
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your baby is born.
Remember that breast
feeding is the best way to
feed your baby, but it will
not keep you from getting
pregnant.
Space your babies at
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Navy Panel Recommends New Search for Speicher


A board of inquiry
reviewing the recent search
for Navy Capt. Michael Scott
Speicher is recommending.
the Pentagon step up efforts
to find the missing fighter
pilot, according to a letter
from U.S. Senator Bill Nelson


to the Navy's secretary.
Further, the board says
there's no evidence to justify
changing Capt. Speicher's
status from "missing/cap-
tured," and there's no evi-
dence to suggest Speicher is
dead.


Jackson County Seniors Trip


Jackson County Seniors
has a trip planned, Aug. 21-
25 to Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
to the World Premier Gospel
Concert to see and hear
42 National Best Gospel
Singers. Listed below are just
a few artists that are sched-
uled to perform: Anchorman,
Nelons, Karen Peck and
New River, Tim and Mary
Lovelace, Squire Parsons,
Ruppes, Michael Combs,
Brian Free and Assurance
and a lot more.
On September 19-
26, a tour is planned to
Pennsylvania Amish country
in Lancaster, Pa. Attractions
along the way will include

Red Hat
The Beach Belles, head-
ed by Queen Mum Bev Aclin,
will meet Friday, July 22, at
Glazed' Expectations, locat-
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Washington, D.C. to view
monuments, Step On Tour
Guide of Amish Country
Side and Homes, Millenium
Theater for a play, (Ruth)
Hershey's Candy Factory,
Baltimore, Md., Inner Harbor,
guided tour of Gettysburg
Battlefield, visit to the grave
of the late Patsy Cline, Mt.
Airy, N.C., guided tour of
Andy Griffith's (Mayberry)
Jail, Floyd's Barber Shop,
Andy's Home place and
more.
For more information
or reservations, please call
Merita Stanley at 850-482-
4799.

Chit Chat
ed at Stanford Station, 838
23rd Street, in the Hobby
Lobby Strip Mall, from 10:30
to 12:15 CT. You can make
your own Red Hat coffee
mug, jewelry box or plate.
We will meet at 12:30 for
lunch at Ruby Tuesday in
the Panama City Mall.
Contact Ann Jones to
make reservations as there is
only space for 25 members.


The board was formed
at the direction of Navy'
Secretary Gordon England:
to scrutinize evidence gath-
ered over the past two years
by a team that searched for
clues to Speicher's fate in
Iraq. The board reached its
conclusions last week, and
is forwarding a report for
England's final decision.
It was in Iraq, at the out-
set of the first Gulf War, that
Speicher's FA/18 Hornet was
shot down by an air-to-air
missile in January 1991.
Speicher is believed to have
ejected and subsequently
may have been captured by
Iraqi forces. Years later, Iraq
turned his flight suit over to
U.,S. officials.
That, along with intel-
ligence gathered in the mid
1990s, cast doubt on the
military's initial declaration
that Speicher was "killed in
action/body not recovered."
The Navy changed his status
to "missing in action," and
more recently to "missing in
action/captured."
Over the years, grief
and uncertainty engulfed
his Florida family. In 2002,
Senator Nelson, of Florida,
began pushing the Bush
administration, along with
Persian Gulf region lead-.
ers, for a full accounting of,
Speicher, including a request
that the Pentagon send a
search team to Iraq.
After being informed
of the status board's find-
ings, Nelson sent 'a letter
to England, urging the Navy
secretary to heed the rec-
ommendation that a new


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Speicher be conducted, and
that the pilot's status not be
changed.


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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
APRIL 12, 2005
REGULAR MEETING
continued
COUNTY GRANTS continued
closing out), and stated that the
grant funds used to build the
Gulf County Shipbuilding Road
for The St. Joe Company was a
waste of taxpayers' money.
RED FISH STREET / ROAD
PAVING
Raymond Wood, of
Highland View, appeared
.before the Board -to inquire
about paving Red Fish Street.
Commissioner Williams stated
that the County cannot repair
the road until all the heavy
traffic (log trucks, dump trucks,
etc.) are permanently off the
street. He reported that he
is meeting with The St. Joe
Company to request that they
pay the engineering fees for


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
TO CHAPTER 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 WITHIN THE
DISTRICT TO CONNECT
TO THE CITY 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 ,deet-
ing to be heard with respect to
this proposed Ordinance.
Gwendolyn T. Exley
City Clerk
Publish July 7 & 14, 2005

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL
ACTION
PRAMCO II, L.L.C:,


this project.
CULVERT / HIGHLAND VIEW
Raymond Wood, of
Highland View, appeared before
the Board to discuss his con-
cerns regarding a culvert pipe
that caved in on Red Fish
Street, and the fact that the
culvert was only patched and
should have been replaced.
HIGHLAND VIEW PARK /
SIGN
Raymond Wood, of
Highland View, appeared before
the Board to report that there
is not a sign in Highland View
to show the location of the
Highland View Park.
i WORKCREW
Raymond Wood, of
Highland View, appeared before
the Board to inquire about
paying overtime to Workcrew
Supervisors to clean up the
palm trees at St. Joe Beach.


Plaintiff,
Case NO. 05-118-CA
DIVISION none
vs.
KENDALL A. BODY, et al,
Defendant(s).
/
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgement
of 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 Plaintiff 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 cash 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


Commissioner Williams stated
that the Board approved the
clean-up and no overtime was
paid.
TRAFFIC / HIGHLAND VIEW
Raymond Wood, of
Highland View, appeared before
the Board to discuss heavy traf-
fic on Red Fish Street at 2:30
a.m., E.D.T., and stated that his
house shakes when they drive
by. Commissioner Williams
stated that he is working on a
solution to the problem.
RED FISH STREET / ROAD
PAVING
Raymond Wood, of
Highland View, appeared before
the Board to inquire when Red
Fish Street would be paved.
Commissioner Williams stated
that he does not have a specific
date, but will meet with Mr.
Wood on this issue.
There being no further


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
RIGHT-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
SINGLE E 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

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF,
PROBATE DIVISION
MACK L. MILLER,
FILE NO. 05-32PR
Deceased.
/
NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the
estate of MACK L. MILLER,
deceased, File Number 05-32-
PR, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Gulf County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address
of which is Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida 32465. The names and
addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal
representative's attorney are
set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS


business, and upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, the
meeting did then adjourn at
8:14 p.m., E.D.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
APRIL 12, 2005
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board
of County Commissioners met
this date in special session with
the following members pres-
ent: Chairman Nathan Peters,
Jr., Vice Chairman Carmen
L. McLemore, Commissioners
Billy E. Traylor, Bill Williams,
and Jerry W. Barnes.
Others present were:
County Attorney Timothy
McFarland, Clerk Becky


ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this
notice is served who have objec-
tions that challenge the validity
of the will, the qualifications
of the personal representa-
tive, venue, or jurisdiction of
this Court are required to file
their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served
within three (3) months after
the date of the first publica-
tion of this notice must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this Notice is July 14, 2005.
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Telephone: (850) 227-1159
Florida Bar No. 699070
Personal Representative:
Li Hwa Miller
4641 Strathaven
Dayton, Ohio 45424
Publish July 14 & 21, 2005


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Norris, Deputy Clerk Leanna
Roberts, Deputy Clerk/Finance
Officer Carla Hand, Chief
Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Staff Assistant
Lynn Stephens, Building Official
Brad Bailey, Building Inspector
Lee Collinsworth, Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, Human
Resources Director Denise
Manuel, Assistant Planner
Andrew Rowell, Public Works
Director Gerald Shearer, Road
Department Superintendent
Bobby Knee, Sheriff Dalton
Upchurch, and Sheriffs Office
Major Mike Harrison.
Chairman Peters called
the meeting to order at 5:06
p.m., E.D.T.
ST. JOSEPH FIRE CONTROL
DISTRICT / SOUTH GULF
COUNTY FIRE DEPT.
left the meeting at 5:06 p.m.,
E.D.T.> Williams returned to the meet-
ing at 5:06 p.m., E.D.T.> Chief
Administrator Butler discussed
the St. Joseph Fire Control
District, and introduced Art
Riccard. Art Riccard, President
of the South Gulf County Fire
Department, appeared before
the Board to discuss the
fire districts. Commissioner
Barnes discussed the need for
more volunteer fire fighters at
the South Gulf County Fire
Department. Mr. Riccard dis-
cussed his concerns regarding
public safety and the fire depart-
ment's budget (the amounts are
not equal within the District).
Chief Administrator Butler
reported that the Beaches
Fire Department Budget, in
the amount of $235,927.00,
includes a loan payment (actu-
al amount is $165,946.00).
Upon inquiry by Commissioner
McLemore, Mr. Riccard stated
that the fire department is not
requesting approval for paid
fire fighters, but for equipment
and a new building. He dis-
cussed the need for a Sheriff
and E.M.S. Sub-station at the
Cape. Commissioner Traylor
stated that he is against having
a Sheriff and E.M.S. Sub-sta-
tion at the Cape, and discussed
adequate funding between the
fire departments. Upon inquiry
by Commissioner McLemore,
Commissioner Barnes reported
that there 200 registered voters
at the Cape. Williams left the meeting at 5:16
p.m., E.S.T.> Williams returned to the meet-
ing at 5:17.p.m., E.D.T.> After
discussion and upon inquiry by
Commissioner McLemore, Mr.
Riccard stated that the Cape
has more people and structures
than any other area within the
County. Upon discussion by
Commissioner Traylor regard-
ing the fire department having
no plan, Mr. Riccard stated that
there is a need for a plan and
goals. Commissioner Williams
discussed the need for more
manpower (volunteers), land
expansion (is in negotiations),
budget, and a plan. He also
stated that he is in support
of the building expansion and
equipment needs, but does not
agree with taking funds from
the other fire departments. Mr.
Riccard reported that the South
Gulf Fire Department is in need
of a new building and a ladder
truck. After discussion, Chief
Administrator Butler discussed
the bidding process (the depart-
ment is responsible for sub-
mitting specifications and the
County advertises for the sealed
bids), and stated that South
Gulf County Fire Department's
Budget is close to the amount
of the Beaches Fire Department
Budget. Human Resources
Director Manuel reported that


the County has received sealed
bids (#0405-11) for protective
clothing, but the bid has not
been awarded because they are
.waiting for the fire department
to submit the sizes that are
needed. She discussed con-
tacting fire departments within
the County to see if South Gulf
County Fire Department can
borrow fire gear until theirs
comes in. Commissioner
McLemore stated that Dalkeith
Fire Department has less fund-
ing than South Gulf County
Fire Department, and they are
making loan payments on a fire
truck. Mr. Riccard stated that
they are in need of a new build-
ing. Commissioner Williams
stated that the land issue is out
of the Board's control (Bureau
of Land Management, but he
is in support of the fire depart-
ment's needs. After discussion
by members of the Board and
upon inquiry by Commissioner
Barnes, County Attorney
McFarland stated that he has
been calling (on a daily basis)
to speak with Lamar at the
U.S. Department of the Interior
Bureau of Land Management
regarding approval of the land
expansion issue (no answer has
been received). Commissioner
Williams recommended submit-
ting a letter to Congressman
Boyd requesting his support
regarding the land expan-
sion issue. Upon motion by
Commissioner Barnes, second
by Commissioner McLemore,
and unanimous vote, the Board
approved this request.
SPECIAL PROJECTS
PAYMENTS
Upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, sec-
ond by Commissioner Barnes,
and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following Special
Projects Payments.
Dist. IiW.H.S. Track Team
Donation $150.00
African-American
Scholarship Donation
$150.00
W.H.S. 2005 Project
Graduation $150.00
Dist. II W.H.S. Track
Team Donation $150.00
African-American
Scholarship Donation
$150.00
Dist. IV P.S.J.M.S. -
Odyssey of the Mind Program
$200.00
African-American
Scholarship Donation
$200.00
Dist. V P.S.J.E.S. -
Odyssey of the Mind Program
$200.00
South Gulf County
Fire Department Donation
$200.00
(End)
BUDGET
Commissioner Williams
discussed the emergency
meeting that was held in
Wewahitchka (on 04/05/05),
and the need for a contin-
gency plan for funding during
emergencies. He stated that
there is no Declaration from
the State/Federal Governments
(no assistance), and discussed
the need to prepare a damage
assessment (ready for the next
flood). Commissioner Williams
requested that, if the County
does not receive a State/Federal
Declaration, that an emergency
meeting be scheduled. After
discussion by members of the
Board, Chairman Peters stated
that the County will not have
to spend the $58,500.00 for
the Urgent Care Center (The St.
Joe Company is helping) and
these funds can be used to help
with the flood expenses. Clerk
Norris reported that a Budget
Amendment (#3) has already
been approved for the Urgent
Care Center, but the Board can


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rescind that motion. She intro-
duced Finance Officer Carla
Hand to the Board, and dis-
cussed the budget requests for
the upcoming 2005-06 Budget
year. Commissioner Williams
welcomed Finance Officer Hand
and discussed her working with
the department heads during
the budget session. He also
discussed the possibility of the
Board purchasing budget soft-
ware, so he can review the
budget. Clerk Norris discussed
her Munis Software, and stated
that she is checking to see if the
budget program is available in
a different format. Chairman
Peters discussed his concerns
regarding the Budget for the
flood, and recommended that
each Commissioner meet with
Clerk Norris to discuss the
budget.
ST. JOSEPH FIRE CONTROL
Commissioner Barnes
informed Bobby Pickels, Local
Assistant to Congressman Boyd,
that the Board will be submit-
ting a letter to Congressman
Boyd regarding the land issue
at South Gulf County Fire
Department. Traylor left the meeting at 6:00
p.m., E.D.T.> County Attorney
McFarland reported that the
County has received grant
funds for this project, but need
approval from the Bureau of
Land Management for the land
expansion project. Mr. Pickels
stated that he will be glad to
assist in any way possible.
HOSPITAL NEGOTIATIONS
This topic was not dis-
cussed in the special meeting.
There being no further
discussion, and upon motion
by Commissioner McLemore,
the meeting did adjourn at 6:01
p.m., E.D.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
ATTEST:
CHAIRMAN
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK
CHAIRMAN
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
APRIL 14, 2005
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board
of County Commissioners met
this date in special session with
the following members pres-
ent: Chairman Nathan Peters,
Jr., Vice Chairman Carmen L.
McLemore, and Commissioners
Billy E. Traylor, Bill Williams,
and Jerry W. Barnes.
Others present were:
County Attorney Timothy
McFarland, Deputy Clerk
Leanna Roberts, Administrator-
Staff Assistant Lynn Stephens,
G.I.S. Director Penny Ford,
Human Resources Director
Denise Manuel, Planner David
Richardson, and Veterans'
Service Officer Bo Williams.
Chairman Peters called
the meeting to order at 12:06
p.m., E.D.T.
SELECTIVE SERVICE BOARD
/ APPOINTMENT
Upon discussion by
Chairman Peters, Veterans'
Service Officer Williams rec-
ommended that the Board
appoint Andy Smith to serve as
Gulf County's Representative
on the Selective Service
Board. Commissioner Barnes
motioned to approve this rec-
ommendation, contingent
upon Mr. Smith's acceptance.
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion. After dis-
cussion by 'members of the
Board and Veterans' Service
Officer Williams, Commissioner
Williams withdrew his sec-
ond. Chairman Peters passed
the Chair to Vice Chairman
McLemore and seconded the
motion. After further discus-
sion, the motion failed 3 to 2,
with Commissioners McLemore,
Traylor, and Williams voting no.
Chairman McLemore returned
the Chair to Commissioner
Peters.
PERSONNEL


..Mom mlrm


Human Resources
Director Manuel reported that a
non-union employee has tested
positive for drugs (pre-employ-
ment screening), while in the
probation period. County
Attorney McFarland discussed
not using this employee's name.
Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Traylor, Human Resources
Director Manuel stated that the
non-union employee told her
that the test would be positive,
and she discussed the County's
Drug Free Workplace Policy.
Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Barnes, Human Resources
Director Manuel stated that the
non-union employee did know
a drug test would be performed.
Upon inquiry by Commissioner
McLemore, Human Resources
Director Manuel stated that the
non-union employee had been
employed with the County for
five weeks before taking the
drug test on April 5, 2005.
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed the policy not being
updated since 1993. Human
Resources Director Manuel
reported that the Personnel
Policy was updated in 2001,
and the Drug Free Workforce
Policy was implemented
in 1993. County Attorney
McFarland discussed the State
and Federal mandates regard-
ing the drug policy. After fur-
ther discussion, Chairman
Peters passed the Chair to
Vice Chairman McLemore, and
motioned to terminate this non-
union employee. Commissioner
Barnes- seconded the motion.
The non-union employee's
Mother then, appeared before
the Board to present a letter of
resignation from the employee.
After discussion, Commissioner
Barnes withdrew his second,
and Commissioner Peters with-
drew his motion. Upon motion
by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Commissioner Barnes,
and unanimous vote, the Board
accepted the non-union employ-
ee's resignation. Chairman
McLemore returned the Chair
to Commissioner Peters.
SPECIAL PROJECTS
PAYMENTS
Upon motion by
Commissioner Barnes, second
by Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following Special
Projects Payments.
Dist. I Norris D. Langston
Scholarship Foundation -
Donation $250.00
Dist. V Norris D. Langston
Scholarship Foundation
Donation $250.00
(End)
PERSONNEL
Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Traylor regard-
ing the County's Drug Policy,
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed previous employees
and drug use (termination or
counseling). Human Resources
Director Manuel reported that
she is working with Leonard
Dietzen, and will submit a
proposed Drug Policy for the
Board's review. Upon inqui-
ry by Commissioner Traylor,
County Attorney McFarland
stated that Human Resources
Director Manuel does not have
the authority to terminate
county employees, this must
be voted on by the Board. After
discussion, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to authorize
Chief Administrator Butler to
terminate non-union employ-
ees (allowing Human Resources
Director Manuel to work with
him). Commissioner McLemore
seconded the motion, and it,
passed 4 to 1, with Chairman
Peters voting no.
There being no further
discussion, and upon motion
by Commissioner McLemore,
the meeting did then adjourn
at 12:51 p.m., E.D.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK


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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
family.
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, Macedonia,
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 Islamic
countries such as Yemen,
Syria, Jordan, Morocco,
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


Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship


Students interested in
the Gulf County, Visual and
Performing Arts Scholarship,
created to award students
with special ability in visual
art, dance, music, and the-
atre, are invited to apply for
the scholarship by the July
21 deadline. The funds for
this scholarship are provided
by "A Taste of the Coast;
An Artful Affair" art auction,
which was held in April. This
successful auction is pro-


viding two $1,000 scholar-
ships one to a Port St. Joe
High School graduate and
one to a Wewahitchka High
School graduate. Applicants
may access the scholarship
forms on the Taste of the
Coast website www.atas-
teofthecoast.com, may pick
them up at the Chamber of
Commerce Office in Port St.
Joe or at the high school
guidance counselor's offices
in Wewahitchka and Port St.


Eligibility for these
awards: the recipient should
have graduated from a public
high school in Gulf County;
have applied and been
accepted at a recognized col-
lege, university, or profes-
sional school; be planning
to pursue further studies in
visual arts, dance, music,
or theatres; have graduat-
ed from high school with a
grade point average of 2.5 or


above, and have submitted
the application by the July
21 deadline.
For complete eligibility
requirements and applica-
tion guidelines, including
the selection and award pro-
cess, applicants may access
the website or pick up an
application form at the above
locations.
Please note that submis-
sions cannot be returned.


Miss United States National Forestry


Scholarship Pageant
The 66th Annual Miss opportunities to -young look f
Georgia Forestry State ladies in' other states. We Forest
Scholarship Pageant is going have so many people Natior
National. The Miss Georgia wanting to get involved with Th
Forestry Pageant was start- the Georgia Forestry Pageant Natior
ed in 194Q to offer educa- because of the prizes and Pagea
tional opportunities to young opportunities, we are so Tifton
ladies while promoting and honored to be going to a 3. We
protecting our Forestry National Pageant, so we can tants.
Industry. We are so excit- now offer these opportunities To
ed to be able to offer these, to girls in other states. We 26l1


Panama City Artists'



Show and Sale


SThe 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" recep-
tion will be held on Friday, July
1 from 6 to 8 p.m. The gen-
eral public is invited to attend.
Admission is free and refresh-
ments will be served.


Peacock



Family



Reunion
The 24th annual reunion of
the Peacock Family Association
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 search-
ing especially for descendants
of: Samuel I, II, III, John and
Nancy, John, Thomas, Williams,
Robert, Henry, Levi, Alfred,
Jesse, David, Asa, Abraham,
Moulton, Washington Hamilton,
Archibad, Uriah, Louis C.- and
Michael Peacock.
For more information, con-
tact Don Peacock, membership
chairman at 817-270-1414, Lake
Ridge Drive, Azle, Tex, 76020, or
email donpeacockl@aol.com.

If YOU See News Happening,...

Call The Star at 227-1278

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Sales Representative
TOMMY THOMAS
CHEVROLET
(850)785-5221
TOLL FREE
1-800-342-7131
2251 W. 23rd Street
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA 32405


The exhibit will be on dis-
play in The Main, Higby and
Hallway Galleries.
Gallery hours are Monday,
Wednesday and Friday from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday and
Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
and Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.
All times are. CDT. The Visual
Arts Center of Northwest Florida
is closed on Sundays.


http:/


to be Held


forward to having the
ry Industry promoted
ally.
ie Miss United States
nal Forestry Scholarship
nt(TM) will be held in
, Ga. on September
are seeking contes-
The pageant is open to
tes.
enter, call 229-386-
or. visit the website at
//usnationalforestrv.


tripod.com or email usnati,
onalforestrypageant@yahoo.
comn.
The pageant is spon-
sored by the Georgia
Forestry Pageant and
Educational Association,
Inc. The Georgia Forestry
Pageant and Educational
Association, Inc. is the lead-
ers of the oldest scholarship
pageant in Georgia. The win-
ners will have the opportu-
nity to receive the official
Miss United States National
Forestry(TM) crown, banner,
robe, silver engraved tray,


NOTICE

PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 197.402, FLORIDA STATUTES,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE* PERSONAL
PROPERTY TAXES ASSESSED FOR THE YEAR 2004 ARE
NOW DELINQUENT AS OF APRIL 1ST AND SUCH TAXES ARE
NOW DRAWING INTEREST AT THE RATE OF 18 PERCENT
PER YEAR. UNLESS THE AMOUNT SET OPPOSITE EACH
NAME BELOW IS PAID, WARRANTS WILL BE ISSUED
THEREON PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 197.413, FLORIDA
STATUTES, AND THE TAX COLLECTOR WILL APPLY TO.THE
CIRCUIT COURT FOR AN ORDER DIRECTING LEVY UPON
AND SEIZURE OF THE PERSONAL PROPERTY OF THE
TAXPAYER FOR UNPAID TAXES.
SHIRLEY J. JENKINS
TAX COLLECTOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA

00475-000
P48600 $13,963.32
Gulf Pines Hospital Publish July 14,2005



NOTICE OF

TAX CERTIFICATE SALE

PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 197.402, FLORIDA STAT-
UTES, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ON THE
29TH DAY, OF JULY 2005, AT 9:30 A.M., EASTERN'
STANDARD TIME, TAX SALE CERTIFICATE WILL
BE SOLD ON THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LAND
TO PAY THE AMOUNT DUE FOR THE TAXES HERE-
IN SET OPPOSITE THE SAME, TOGETHER WITH
ALL COST OF SUCH SALE AND ALL ADVERTIS-
ING. SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE GULF COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, TAX COLLECTOR AD VALOREM DE-
PARTMENT ROOM 147, 1000 CECIL G. COSTIN SR
BLVD., PORT ST JOE, COUNTY OFGULF STATE OF
FLORIDA.
SHIRLEY J. JENKINS
TAX COLLECTOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
05637-0OR
R-1214500 $28,591.40
Gulf Pines Hospital Inc. St Joseph
addition unit #9 Lot 1 2.173 ac m/I being
Gulf Pines Hospital ORB 128/398-99 from
Provident Medical Corp BIk 117 -Publish July 14, 21 & 28, 2005


flowers, scholarships, gifts,
and the opportunity to pro-
mote the Forestry Industry
Nationally with Smokey
Bear. The age divisions will
be Tiny Miss ages 3 to 6
years, Little Miss ages 7 to
9 years, Junior Miss ages 10
to 12 years, Teen Miss ages
13 to 16 years and Miss ages
17 to 23 years. We hope
you will join us and repre-
sent your state. Applications
can also be printed from the
website at http://usnation-
alforestry.tripod.com. You
can also visit http://missga-
forestry.com. For more infor-
mation call Dianne Dominy
at 229-386-2681.


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


for community volunteers to
assist and work with area
host families, students and
schools.

HAPPY

50TM

BIRTHDAY


SUE JONES

"Your hips are aching
and you need back
pills that's what to expect
when your over the hill!

Love,
Your Family


PUBLIC NOTICE

The Gulf County Enterprise Zone Devel-
opment Agency will meet Thursday, July
21, 2005, at 12:00 noon, E.D.T. in Room
307 of the Robert M. Moore Administra-
tion Building, Gulf County Courthouse
Complex.


The public is welcome to attend

Ad #2005-047 Publish July 14, 2005


PUBLIC NOTICE
GULF COUNTY COMMODITY DISTRIBUTION
TO ALL COMMODITY RECIPIENTS:
THERE WILL BE A COMMODITY DISTRIBUTION ON MONDAY,
JULY 25, 2005 AT THE GULF COUNTY ROAD DEPARTMENT
FROM 12:00 PM., C.T UNTIL 3:00 PM., C.T THE ROAD DEPART-
MENT IS LOCATED AT 318 7TH STREET IN WEWAHITCHKA.
PLEASE NOTE:
YOU MUST HAVE PREVIOUSLY SIGNED UP FOR THE PRO-
GRAM PRIOR TO THIS DATE. ALSO NOTE THAT YOU NEED
TO BRING YOUR COMMODITY CARD WITH YOU.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is
prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disabil-
ity. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA< Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room
326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C., 20505-9410 or
call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Ad #2005-048 Publish: July 14, 2005


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
Robert M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public
hearings will be to discuss and act on the following:
1. Approve Minutes June 21, 2005
2. Final Plat Approval Ovations Phase II Ashwood Development Company- Parcel ID #06370-
OOOR, 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 Parvqy 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/PDP
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.


Ad #2005-046


Publish July 7 & July 14, 2005


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32465 or call (850)
639-5401 and leave your
name and address or
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400) Employment



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NHC
HOMECARE
Quality Care
is Our Business

PART-TIME
HOME HEALTH
AIDES
Our PORT ST JOE
homecare program is a
partner-friendly agency
seeking a PART-TIME
HHA to provide person-
al care to our home-
bound patients. Mileage
reimbursed.
Interested parties
may contact
May Fuze, Administrator
at 229-8238,
or apply locally at
418 Reid Ave in
Port St. Joe.
EOE/DFWR


The Gulf County
Health Department
has one (1) opening for a.
Registered Nurse in the
School Health Program.
Annual Salary Range:
$24,773.06-61,932.78.
Fingerprinting and Emer-
gency Duties Required.
10-Month per Year Posi-
tion, Salary must be pro-
rated for shortened work
year; Based in Gulf County
Schools, Port St. Joe. For
more information, contact
Lesia Hathaway at (850)
227-1276, ext. 149.
This Agency is accepting
electronic applications
only for this position. Re-
fer to Requisition Number
64086507. Closing date is
July 25, 2005
Apply at:
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for assistance, contact:
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helping at risk youth, is
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to make a lasting positive
difference in the lives of
youth. We are seeking en-
thusiastic, high-energy
people looking for career
potential in the human ser-
vices field.
Please visit our website at
www.eckerd.org for infor-
mation about the organiza-
tion and the youth we
serve.
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consideration or fax re-
sume and cover letter to
Renee Hibbler @ (727)
442-5911. H.S. or equiva-
lent required, Bachelors
Degree preferred. EOE.
M/F/D/V. Minorities en-
couraged to apply.2nd
Shift Starting at $10.00
DOE.
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DAY ONEI 11


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Finance Director
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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/FN/D.


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 outstand-
ing communication and
negotiating skills, be capa-
ble of initiating and imple-
menting change, and be a
proven team leader and
motivator. Bachelors de-
gree in accounting or relat-
ed field. Excellent benefits
package. Apply at 450
Jenks Ave. EOE M/FN/V/D.


460.m y

CARPENTER NEEDED.
Call Gaddis Construction.
648-5474

Carpenters &
Laborers
Gilbert Southern Corp. ac-
cepting applications for
bridge project in Mexico
Beach. Pile driving experi-
ence a plus. Women and
minorities encouraged to
apply. Gilbert Southern is
EOE. Call 850-648-5694.

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 goffojoe.com.
Equal Opportunity
Employer
Pre-Employment Drug
Screening Required.

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 semi drivers.
Our avg. Drivers earn more
than $36k first year. OTR
and Regional runs get you
home weekly. Train for top
payl CALL TODAY
1-866-280-5309


Grow With



THESE TAR
YOUR HOMETOWNNEWSPAPER FOR OVER 67 YEARS



Creative Team


The Creative Team of The Star newspaper has a great opportunity
for a hard working and creative individual in Graphic Arts, Ad
Building, and Page Layout. The Star is the hometown newspaper
for Port St. Joe, Florida and surrounding areas and is published
every Thursday with a circulation of over 5,000.

Applicants must have computer experience and experience with
graphic design software including: InDesign, QuarkXpress, and
Adobe Photoshop. The right person should come with a positive
outlook and a team playing attitude.

Star Publications offers medical, dental and vision insurance, 401K,
company pension plan, success sharing, paid holiday and sick leave,
and paid vacation.
Please send resume to:

Krichelle Halualani
General Manager
P.O. Box 308
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457

Email your resume to: krichelle halualani@link.freedom.com
Fax your resume at: 850-227-7212

Drug-Free Workplace
Equal Opportunity Employer


460U-m

CLEANING CREWS for
busy spring & summer
season. Please phone in
advance for appointment.
Paradise Coast Vacation
Rentals, Cape San Bias,
227-2000

DRIVERS:
Run Mega OR Short Haul
Home Nightly &/OR
Once During the
Week & Weekendsl
Lease/Purchase Available
Own your own TruckI
No Money/Credit?
No Problem
CDL-A w/2 years TT expert.
Shelton Trucking
1-800-877-3201

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
(3-11pm)
1 Part Time
Dietary Assistant
(flexible scheduling)
Geri-Care is an equal
opportunity employer.
We take pride in our
jobs, we work together
as a team and family,
and our residents are
treated with love, com-
passion and respect. If
you are interested in
joining our team and
making a difference In
senior's lives, please
call us at: 647-2626.
Ask to speak with Mari-
on are Sharon.

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


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
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
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

Anchor Vacation
Properties, Inc.
Manager of
Central
Reservations
Anchor Vacation Proper-
ties, Inc. ("AVP"), a private-
ly held Florida corporation
managing more than 350
vacation rental properties
throughout Franklin, Gulf &
Bay counties, is looking for
a motivated individual with
strong salesmanship,
leadership & supervisory
skills to become the Man-
ager of Central Reserva-
tions: This position is lo-
cated in Apalachicola,
Florida.
The Central Reservations
Department is responsible
for handling all guest relat-
ed issues from the point of
initial guest inquiry and
booking through to guest
arrival date.
The Manager of Central
Reservations reports di-
rectly to the CEO of An-
chor Vacation Properties,
Inc. and is responsible for:
*supervising a staff of
Reservation Specialists to
insure the consistent
delivery of high quality
customer service and
administrative follow-up;
*tracking rental perform-
ance of AVP rental prop-
erties;
*establishing staff
performance goals;
*maintaining a strong
working knowledge of
AVP rental inventory; .
*generating rental sales
profile reports on a
regular basis; and
*identifying and resolving
reservation related
issues.
Anchor Vacation Proper-
ties, Inc. offers a competi-
tive salary and benefit
structure with compensa-
tion determined by the
successful candidate's ex-
perience and background.
Anchor Vacation Proper-
ties, Inc. is an equal op-
portunity Employer.
The application deadline
for this position is 5:00pm
EST, July 29, 2005. All in-
quiries and application
material regarding this po-
sition must be directed to:
Erin Rodriguez, Director
of Special Projects
Anchor Vacation
Properties, Inc.
82 6th Street
Apalachicola, FL 32320
Tel. 850-653-3333


IMMEDIATE CAREER'

OPPORTUNITIES
FT positions with benefits package
in'busy, fast-growing insurance
office. Must be 18 years old with
telephone, computer and people
skills. Competitive salaries
commensurate with experience,
position and skills. Submit resume
and salary requirement to

Human Resources
P.O. Box 411
Eastpoint, Florida 32328

EOE/Drug-Free Workplace


TRAWICK COMPANY, INC.

Are you an energetic and dependable
worker? If so, you qualify for an opportu-
nity to launch your career with a growing
company! You must be willing to travel
and have valid ID and SS card. Come by,
introduce yourself and fill out an applica-
tion. (EOE)

We offer great benefits to qualifying
employees such as 401k, group medical
and dental insurance, employee stock pur-
chase, vacation, life and LTD Insurance,
uniforms and per diem.

"Mief a d4(e M4ee V 9W( eww t
and o& andaus z siMce 1946"
We are now hiring
-Class A CDL Drivers
-Equipment Operators
-Construction Crew Laborers


www.trawickconstruction.com

1555 South Boulevard / Chipley, FL

850.638.0429 0s/1


460m

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
PART-TIME Help Wanted:
The Scallop Cove BP Sta-
tion at 4310 Cape San
Bias Road is looking for
part time summer. Thurs-
day, Saturday, and Sun-
day mornings from 6:30
am to 2:30 pm. More
hours may become availa-
ble, If desired. Pay is 8:00
an hour. Contact Jill Davis
at 227-1573 or stop by.
PEST CONTROL position
available. Termite & pest
control work Experience
necessary, but will train
the right person. Bo
Knows Pest Control Inc.
Call 227-9555
PORT ST. JOE area, PT
days, short order cook, ex-
perienced preferred, trans-
portation a must. No drugs
or drinks. Must pass back-
ground check and drug
test. Call 625-6001.
PRODUCTION
WORKERS
Excellent wages & bene-
fits. Applications will be ac-
cepted at plant office be-
tween the hours of 8am &
3pm E.ST. Monday- Fri-
day, July '14 through July
28, 2005. Bring references
& picture I.D.
Premier Chemicals
State Road 382 North
Port St. Joe, FL
EOE & AA Employer
RESERVATIONIST/
RECEPTIONIST
Desired for busy vacation
rental office. Basic com-
puter skills and pleasant
personality are required.
Please phone in advance
for an interview appoint-
ment. Paradise Coast Va-
cation Rentals-Cape San
RBia 997-onnn


Merchandif
For Sale




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


555,Garage Sales


55 .-


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.



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


60 nan



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.


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



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 ffreyeli(aaol.com
MEXICO BEACH- canal
front, fully furnished 2BR,
2V2BA, boatslip, $1600 mo.
850-227-5700.
PORT ST. JOE BEACH;..
3br, 3ba home, short walk
to beach, lawn care, use of
Comm. Assoc. pool. All
appis, W&D. No pets. 1 yr
Ise, $1750 mo. 784-0732.



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


72


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


Commercial
aJRentals



FOR LEASE Commercial
Office and warehouse stor-
age. In St. Joe commerce
park located on Industrial
Rd. (FL Hw4 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


America's Mini
Storage & Office
Complex
All Sizes available.
Boat & RV Storage,
& climate controlled
storage available.
850-229-8014 or
850-258-4691


MINI STORAGE
&Of40 Ganim Avy Port St Joe,
(PritinePools, next door to Ualt)
229-6200 Office
814-7400 Cell'Phone


SLY STORAGE
Open Storage
Boats & RVs
For Appointment

Call 850-227-5500

BEAl U


MEXICO BEACH, 2 biks
to beach, 3br, 2ba, double
wide on corner lot.
$415,000 OBO. 215-4428
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, FR 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 room & well
.maintained. Excellent val-
ue for the price. $295k.
Call Joan Lovelace, Har-
mon Realty, 850-527-2560
www.thebeachsite.com


83in-E


DEA n GULF VIEW LOT, 50x125.
Steps to beach. Older trail-
STORAGE er, presently rented. $399k
Call 850-647-9214
Day: 227-7200 OVERSTREET, 579 Pal-
Night: 647-3882 metto Dr. Large vacant lot
St. Joe Beach 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
"i bridge. $98,000. Joan
Lovelace, Mexico Beach
1imoIm m. I Harmon Realty, local cell
850-527-2560 or call
800-239-4959

800 Real Estate ST JOE BEACH, Deed re-
7 stricted subdivision, sec-
ond tier, $199,000. Call
80 850-647-6110
8o ST. JOE BEACH Vacant
lot, 76x141 new Magnolia
2176 HWY 98, 4 Lots, Bluff Subdivision. Backs
great possibilities for up to conservation area.
multi-family, currently a Brick, paved entry way,
convenience store with lighted streets, under-
gas pumps. $1,700,000. ground utilities, $219,900.
Call Joan Lovelace (Cell Call Joan Lovelace (Cell
527-2560) Mexico Beach 527-2560) Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty (800) Harmon Realty
239-4959. www. (800)239-4959.
thebeachsite.com www.thebeachsite.com
SST. JOE BEACH lot, 1/5
blocks from beach, pris-
8 0 itine, wooded. 77'x150'. By
Owner. Recent survey.
BAY POINT Point Water- $239k. 850-647-5891.
front TH, 2 BR, 2 BA, 1 car
garage, Furn, $565K. Gulf ST. JOE BEACH, Sea
Sands Realty, Inc. (850) Shores Subdivision, 301
381-1609 or 654-4309 Nautilus Dr. Nice 80x150
lot in excellent location.
SHigh elevation. 2nd block
8t k_______ from beach in area of new
8 o Sale homes, underground utili-
ties including sewer,
DISTRE$$ SALE $279,900.. Call Joan Love-
I&ISTRE SSAL lace. (Cell 527-2560) Mexi-
co Beach Harmon Realty
Bank Foreclosures. (800) 239-4959
Free list of: www.thebeachsite.com
Foreclosed properties,
Receive a free, .
Computerized printout i
Free recorded message
1-800-605-0724 i .
ID # 1142 -
Coldwell Banker Forgotten
Coast Realty a8

MEXICO BEACH 507 OO
Georgia 3 BR, 2 BA Mobile
home on large corner lot. 4 BR, 2 BA, 16x24 great
Screened porch in front -room, rear screened
deck in back. Fenced in porch, front deck, recently
back yard Short walk to landscaped. Anxious sell-
beach. $295,000. Joan er. Call owner at 478-954-
Lovelace, Mexico Beach 2050 or 478-892-3771.
Harmon Realty. ,(800)
239-4959. Local 527-2560
www.thebeachsite.com

MEXICO BEACH Trade j T.
Winds B beachside,Q
Gulfview, 3 BR, 3.5 BA
townhouse, garage, fur-
nished, like new cond.
$495,000. Joan Lovelace Recratfional
Mexico Beach. Harmon Re- 960 ecreaon
alty 800-239-4959 local Travel
850-527-2560 www.
thebeachsite.com A tHM

MEXICO BEACH, 1008
15th St., The Palms,, new 1989 FLEETWOOD
construction, 4br/2ba, over BOUNDER Motor Home.
1400sf, community pool & Must See to Appreciat.
club house; master BA on 1407 Long Ave. 229-8829.
1st floor. $329,900. Joan
Lovelace, 527-2560, Mexi-
co Beach Harmon Realty,
www,thebeachsite.com

MEXICO BEACH, 106 S.
34th St. 3 br, 2 ba, 4 hous-
es back from the beach. A
great place to live. Enjoy
our spectacular sunsets
from the upper deck. Joan 1000 Automotive
Lovelace, Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty, local cell
850-527-2560 or call
800-239-4959. www.
thebeachsite.com
MAZDA '94 Miata, runs
NO MONEY great, very clean, AC
DOWN works, new top, bra &


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

PORT ST. JOE 1902
Garrison Ave. Charming 2
BR, 1 BA home in spotless
condition. Fenced back-
yard, attached carport,
large metal storage shed.
On 78x100 lot. $209,900.
Joan Lovelace (Cell
527-2560) Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty
(800)239-4959.
www.thebeachsitecom


Euro lights, 73,660 miles,
automatic, $5,500. Call
340-0410



LEXUS '96 LX450 Land-
cruiser, 4WD, CD player &
phone, New Michelin tires,
leather 3rd row seats, all
power, Loadedl Moonroof,
tinted, towing package.
Well maintained. $15,500.
Locally owned 647-3325.


170
2002 SUZUKI 800 Intrud-
er, lots of extras, $4,500.
Call 850-927-2080.


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DE]LOWMETSB 6111ItM&MMS To Our Top 3 Agents for 2005 through June


John Maddox Teresa Gaddis Carlton


RESIDENTIAL


Mex;co Beach,
dock, etc.


Bay Front 100921 S 1,250,000
Come see this beautiful Bay Front home.

Gulf Front 105401 52,250,000
Breathtaking Gulf front property with a
screened in heated pool/luxurious hot tub.
Private boardwalk to private beach.




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

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

Interior 106211 5587,000
Nestled in a cozy neighborhood just 2 blocks
from the beach. This 3/2.5 sits on 1/2 acre.

Canal Front 106552 $995,000
4/2.5 Cottage in Waterside Village. Located on
the canal in Mexico Beach.

Interior 104298 5450,000
Well built 2. I home with large screened porch
Only steps to the beach.

Interior 105391 5425,000
Nice 3. 2 mobile home on corner lot in the
heart of Mexico Beach. Fenced back yard

Gulf View 104429 $1,200,000
Beautiful 3/3 home along dedicated beach.
Privacy fence in back yard.

Canal Front 105496 5639,000
Canal Front and Gulf View! 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 5995,000
4/2 5 Cottage in Mexico Beach. Canal Front in
Waterside Village development


. Gulf View 104407 $1,287,000
Across from dedicated beach. Awesome view
of the Gulf and sunset every evening 4/2
home ready to move into and enjoy.

Gulf View 102245 5495,000
Catch the breeze from the Gulf as you sit on
your front porch swing Immaculate 4./3 on a
corner lot

Gulf View 104020 5395,000
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
-i 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.

Interior 101741 $239,000
A groat beach retreat, only a short walk or golf
cart ride to beach.

Interior 105893 5336,000
2/2 home with private back porch and much
more

Canal Front 105311 $749,000
Waterside village is located in the heart of


with amenities such as boat


Gulf View 106415 $995,000
3/3 Gulf View home located in Beacon Hill.

Gulf View 105388 5950,000
Immaculate 5/4 beach home built in 2000
with a spectacular view of the Gulf.


Bay Front
3 Bay front lots
Highland View


103551 51,395,000
located near the heart of


Interior 102087 $519,000
Very large custom built 4/3 home in Gulfaire
Subdivision.

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

Interior 104457 5425,000
Beautiful 3.2 br.ck home with spacious rooms
and a huge yard, near schools

Interior 104146 5237,500
2/1 home. Lots of potential in Pori St Joe

Interior 104655 5235,000
Nice deck around pool Beautiful landscaped,
8 person lacuzzi. 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 lotsl! 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 51,750,000
On Wetoppo, deep water creek, 10 acres with
beautiful home.

WindMark 105936 53,950,000
Nice home located in Windmark Beach, locat-
ed in N.W Florida.



Interior 103748 5639,000
Excellent for mini ranch or investment to subdi-
vide. Residential 'Commercial

Interior 103896 5450,000
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 properly.
A 1/1 on a large parcel Room to remodel and
expand


Interior
Being sold 'As Is"


105519


542,000


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

Interior 104453 5249,000
Custom built, impeccably maintained 3`2 on
2.5 acres.

River Front 104648 5299,500
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 shuck-
ing room, half bath patios, 4 decks. Yard is
fenced


Historic District 105742
Beautiful 6/5 home in Apalachicola


4,





Matt Christiansen




LAND



Gulf Front 103480 51,500,000
121 acres in Mexico Beach Gulf From lot
zoned commercial industrial

Gulf View 103497 5365,000
Gulf viev.s from upper levels .i.th 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
N.ith land purchase in its AS IS condition

Mexico Beach 103540 5260,000
Greal loll Short walk to beach Mature trees,
camellias and azaleas on lot

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


Interior 106294 $269,900
75x150 lot in Sl Joe Beach Just 2 blocks from
beach

Gulf View 105389 5775,000
90x93 lot with Gulf Vie, A perfect place to build
your beach home

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

Overstreet 104028 5595,000
5 lots situated at the corner of two pa-ed roads
Opportunities are knock

Overstreet 104027 $229,000
185' of creeldront seclusion Pos ibilirie
s galore for this beautiful 3 acre parcel

Overstreet 102536 5325,000
Build today minutes from the ocean and
Intracoasial


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


Cape San Bias 102841
Gulfiew lot at Summer Sands.


River Front 106358
Very nice waterfront lot on the
Wewahitchka 334 31.100


5850,000


5150,000
Dead Lakes in


Water Front 104935 576,000
210x200 creek front lot in Howards Creek


Indian Pass
Great lot at
Indian Pass


102115
great price in


5375,000
the Reservation at


Interior 106498 $150,000
Commercial lot on High..ay 98 in Carrabelle

Carrabelle 105190 5599,900
Poston Bayou lot %..ith access to the Carrabelle
River and a beautiful vie%. of Timber Island and
city of Carrobelle River Front 3 lots available

Gulf Front 105810 5750,000
Gulf Front residential lot located in Carrabelle

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

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Apalachicola 106034 $155,900
Lot is approximately 1000 from the Apalachicola
$995,000 Bay There is also a boat ramp at the end of the
road


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Mexico Beach Cape San Bias


227-1010


Carrabelle


697-1010


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Open 7 Days A Week


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648-1010


106440
Water and sky present a never ending
panorama from this.large gulf front lot In
Cape San Bias. $1,375,000
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