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YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER FOR OVER 67 YEARS


Cleanup

By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Debris-covered lawns and beaches, road-
ways covered with sand and mud, washed-
out foundations and exposed septic tanks...
not to mention the invasion of mosquitoes.
Hurricane Dennis did his dirtiest work
in the Cape San Blas and Indian Pass areas,
but it wasn't until almost five days after his
passing that cleanup crews appeared in full
force in these areas.
Bob Willis, a resident at Indian Pass
said a two-person crew was out on Indian
Pass in the early part of the week, but it was
not until he contacted Commissioner Billy
Traylor in Wewahitchka that any thorough
cleanup endeavor was noticed.
"It was a token effort," Willis said. "Once


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from Hurricane Dennis


I talked to him, things started popping.
They've gi\ cin us everything we've asked for."
Willis added that cleanup efforts on Cape
San Blas and Indian Pass would have to be
addressed from different angles.
Beach erosion, fallen debris and exposed
septic tanks were the primary problems
plaguing Cape San Blas homeowners.
At Indian Pass, rising waters and high
winds brought mud and sand across road-
ways and residents' lawns during the storm.
Though Willis emphasized his apprecia-
tion to county workers, he said it took one
crew eight hours on Sunday to remove debris
in the Gulf Pines subdivision in the Money
Bayou area.
"The county workers are doing a good
job, but they can't swing equipment or per-

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sonnel unless county commissioners allow
them to do so," Willis added.
Joe Danford, director of Gulf County
Solid Waste and Mosquito Control, said
cleanup efforts that were concentrated at
Indian Pass throughout the weekend should
be completed by today.
From there, he will move the majority of
his crews to concentrate on removing debris
from roadways and ditches in the latter part
of the week.
On Tuesday, Danford said his crews,
ahead of schedule, had moved to work in the
St. Joe Beach and Oak Grove areas they
had not planned on being in these areas until
Thursday or Friday.
Following cleanup in these areas, crews
will move into the White City and Highland
View area, according to Danford.
On Monday, Commissioner Carmen
McLemore reported all roads open, including
C-30E which had been washed out during
the storm near the Indian Pass Raw Bar.
Of the Road Department crews, McLemore
said, "These boys are working' from can to
can't."
"We've still got a lot of work to do as
far as debris is concerned, but everything's
going as good as it can go," he added.
Danford offered several suggestions for
residents to assist in the debris removal


process:
Do not mix debris, i.e. tree limbs
and old grills.
Do not place household garbage in
with yard debris and limbs.
Do not leave chemicals such as pool
cleaners or paint materials on the
right-of-way. These types of chemi-
cals can not be accepted at Five
Points Landfill.
All lawn debris must be placed on
the county right-of-way.
Of the virtual mosquito invasion due to
standing water following the storm, Danford
said his trucks have been conducting addi-
tional sprays, often adding up to 12 hours a
day of-mosquito control efforts.
He added that representatives from the
state mosquito control agency were in the
area conducting assessments in order to
gauge the possibility of disease-carrying pop-
ulations.
As far as debris removal on the beaches
goes, Danford said he had no idea about
when his crews would be able to begin that
work.
"We don't have the equipment (to get out
on the beaches)," Danford explained.
"There are no plans for that yet, but it
will get done," he assured.


This house on Monument Avenue sustained significant flood damage during Hurricane Dennis.


Port St. Joe Residents


Eligible for FEMA Assistance


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Federal assistance is on the way for
Port St. Joe residents impacted last week by
Hurricane Dennis.
The governor has asked for the fed-
eral government to declare Florida a disaster
area in the wake of Dennis and the Federal
Emergency Management Agency has issued
a number by which the city will be able to
seek reimbursement for dollars expended to
protect property and to remove debris left
behind by Dennis' winds and rains, said
city manager Lee Vincent during the City
Commission's Tuesday meeting.
Additionally, assistance for individu-
al property owners has been approved by
FEMA, Vincent said, and the agency will
soon establish a temporary center to process
claims by city residents.
The location and schedule for that tem-
porary center have yet to be established,
Vincent added, saying the city would likely
make the Fire Station or Centennial Building


Wewahitchka Man


Reported Missing

On July 14, family members of Justin
Jay Curcie, 19, of Wewahitchka reported to
the Gulf County Sheriff's Office that he had
not been seen or heard from in the past two
weeks. Justin's father last saw him at their
residence in Wewahitchka on or about June
27. Justin left the residence with a friend and
has not been seen or heard from since.
Gulf County
Sheriff's Office
Investigators are
in the process
of interviewing
acquaintances of
Curcie to deter-
mine his where-
abouts.
. :. Curcie is
described as a
white male, 19
J years of age, 5'7",
200 pounds with
brown hair and
brown eyes. He
Justin Jay Curcie also has a tattoo
of "CURCIE" across his upper back.
Any information regarding this investiga-
tion or the whereabouts of Justin Jay Curcie
is asked to please contact Sgt. Paul Beasley
at the Gulf County Sheriffs Office at (850)
227-1115 ext. 1314,


available.
Additional information will be forthcom-
ing in the next few weeks.
Four houses sustained significant flood
damage in the city, and there was extensive
flooding at First Methodist Church, along
Long Avenue and other low-lying areas, par-
ticularly near the marina and Frank Pate
Park as well as along Sixteenth Street.
In other business taken up during the
commission's regular bi-monthly meeting:
Commissioner John Reeves expressed
"heartburn" over a specific clause in the
county ordinance pertaining to a half-cent
sales tax which is included as part of the
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
between the Board of County Commissioners,
The St. Joe Company, Sacred Heart Health,
Systems and the county Health Department
to build a new hospital near the Gulf/
Franklin Center.
The county held a public hearing on the
ordinance which must be passed to imple-
ment the half-cent sales tax last week.
The half-cent sales tax aims to meet
the costs of the uninsured, underinsured
and indigent populations in the county,
which Reeves supported wholeheartedly, but
included a clause which allows for funds to
be used for "other local government infra-
structure projects permitted under law."
The intent of that clause, under the MOU,
was to provide funding to create an extended
hours clinic in the new Health Department
facility to be built in the next couple of years
along Hwy. 22 in Wewahitchka, a clinic simi-
lar to the one in Port St. Joe.
Reeves, however, said he needed a clari-
fication on that wording before he could sign
off on any inter-local agreement that the
county would seek from the municipalities in
support of the half-cent sales tax.
Mayor Frank Pate, though, noted that,
"in our lifetimes," the sales tax revenues
were likely to merely meet the needs of the
indigent and underinsured populations in
the county.
Contractors on the Cape sewer project
are meeting several hurdles which could
mean a delay in the completion of the proj-
ect.
An easement from the Apalachicola
Northern Railroad pertaining to a portion of
right-a-way appears the easiest to scale, the
delay in large part a product of the changes
in ownership of the railroad during the past
18 months or so.
"We are trying to move it along as fast as
we can," said city attorney Russell Scholz.
Weather has also played havoc with the
project.
A proposal to deal with palm trees which
loom near the roadway along C-30 will
(See City on Page 13A)


This is what's left of a driveway and garage doors at a house on White Sands Drive. This picture
was taken from where the driveway ended in a cliff leading down to the beach. Debris can be seen
on the beach in the background.

Mexico BeachSeeks to Limit


Sexually Oriented Businesses


By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Call it preventative maintenance,
The Mexico Beach City Council, in their
regular meeting Tuesday, held the first read-
ing of an ordinance to keep sexually oriented
businesses from setting up shop in the city,
limits.
This ordinance had been in the works for
some time according to Henry Flack, acting
city administrator, following "rumors" a busi-
ness of this type might be looking to locate in
Mexico Beach.
The ordinance, which will likely be
adopted following a second reading at next
month's regular council meeting, defines a
"sexually oriented business" as an:
Adult book, video or novelty store
Adult motion picture theater
Adult club
The ordinance also states that, "No sexu-
ally oriented business may be located on any
land within the City of Mexico Beach."
Tourism corridors, to include the fol-
lowing areas or roads within the City of
Mexico Beach, are also established in the
ordinance:
Highway 98
15th Street
Canal Parkway
7th Street
S 37th Street
Shopping Center located between N.
30th Street and N. 32nd Street
The ordinance also established a 1,500-
foot distance limitation for potential place-
ment of a sexually oriented business near
churches, schools, public parks, residential
areas or the above established tourism cor-
ridors.
Following its adoption by the Mexico
Beach City Council, the ordinance would
immediately take effect.
The Council also adopted ordinances
concerning appropriation of funds for the
water, sewer and sanitation department for
the fiscal year 2004/2005.
Council members voted to adopt an ordi-
nance granting a franchise to allow GTCom to
construct, operate adr maintain a telecom-
munication system in Mexico Beach. Flak


explained that this contract would operate
similarly to city agreements with MediaCom
and Progress Energy.
In other business:
Mayor Chuck Risinger opened the
(See Mexico Beach on Page 6A)

Five Candidates



Vie for Redd's Seat
By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
The daughter of the late Gulf County
School Board chairman Oscar Redd is one of
five Wewahitchka residents currently vying
for an appointment as his District 1 succes-
sor.
Because Redd was more than halfway
through his term when he died on June 23,
his successor must be named by Gov. Jeb
Bush.
The five prospective replacements have
filed their applications with the governor's
office.
Redd's daughter, Gloria Wood, is cur-
rently employed with Emerald Coast Federal
Credit Union.
Rounding out the list are:
Ellen Sue Dickens, a retired
Wewahtichka educator
Dr. David Lister, a self-employed den-
tist
Victor Gortman, an aircraft mechanic
currently employed with Lockhead Martin
Roger Jones, a Bay Medical Center
paramedic
Redd held his School Board seat for 23
years and was the county's longest actively
serving elected official.
The deadline to submit an application for
Redd's District 1 seat is July 27. Visit www.
myflorida.com for information on e-mailing
or faxing applications,
A governor's office spokesperson said
Bush should make the appointment in the
next few weeks.


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Sports Page 8, 9, 10 &11A, 1 & 2B Law Enforcement News Page 13A.
Church News ......... Page 6B School News ... Pages 10 & 11B..



Obituaries ........... Page 6B


Classifieds ..... Pages 13 & 14B,


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Mural Showcases Three Generations of Artistic Talent


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
When George Duren
wanted an artist to paint an
ambitious three-wall mural
inside his new Bluewater
Outriggers store, one name
sprang immediately to mind.
Port St. Joe resident
Dianna Harrison had earlier
impressed him with her
spray-painted image of
Jerusalem in silhouette, a
quickly rendered backdrop
for a community Christmas
show.
But the artist was


hesitant. Though Harrison
possessed natural talent,
she lacked a true passion for
painting.
She would need some
help, and some borrowed
enthusiasm, if she was to
proceed.
Two names sprang
immediately to mind.
When Harrison was a
child, her mother Ann Sealey
Williams painted nearly every
available surface in their
family's home.
The bathroom had an
underwater theme and


Russ Harrison, Dianna Harrison and Ann Sealey Williams
(seated) all possess the artistic talent that originated with Williams'
father, George Montgomery, shown here in a portrait by Dianna
Harrison.


decorative wall flourishes
matched the living room
drapery.
Williams gave her
children art lessons and
helped them paint presents
for their elementary school
teachers.
In Harrison's family, the
artistic trait finds its greatest
expression in one person per
generation.
"I got the talent from my
mother," said Harrison, the
only one of her siblings with
any artistic promise.
The tradition continued
with Harrison's son Russ, a
painter and photographer
who launched Russ Harrison
Photographs two years ago,
a business that specializes
in family and single
portraits, events and scenic
photography.
"When I was pregnant
with him, I knew he had it.
I knew before he was born,"
said Dianna.
Just as his mother had
predicted, Russ Harrison
exhibited the artistic gift at
a young age. Russ spent his
days playing with paint sets
and occasionally attempted
work on a larger scale.
"He was another one
that painted on walls," said
Dianna Harrison.
To her great relief,
Harrison found her mother
and son eager to help with
the Bluewater mural.
Williams, who has had a
long, successful career as an
artist, made the preliminary
sketches.
Duren's instructions:
paint the Gulf, the beach and


A swamp scene, complete with aged trees, alligators, birds and a turtle is one of three scenes
painted on the walls of the Bluewater Outriggers store in Port St. Joe by artists Dianna Harrison, Russ
Harrison and Ann Sealey Williams.


a swamp.
The three entered the
empty Bluewater building in
late December. Standing on
electric lifts, they tackled the
back wall first, painting an
elaborate beach scene around
circular portal windows.
Harrison and her son
concentrated on the dense
foliage bordering the beach
while Williams painted the
intricate details that are her
specialty waves lapping the
shoreline, gulls gliding above


the water and a trio of birds
surveying the beach.
Though it had not been
their original intention, the
artists' swamp scene bears
a striking resemblance to
the Dead Lakes, with its
aged cypress trees and lazy,
swimming gators.
In the Gulf mural,
Williams added a personal
touch, painting the small red
ship on which she and her
late husband, John Sealey,
had sailed around the world.
As the family worked,
they came up with new
ideas.
"We added as we went
along," said Russ, whose
two raccoons peering out
from a tree trunk are among


the swamp scene's most
endearing touches.
Russ' accomplished
painting surprised even his
greatest supporter.
Dianna watched with
pride as her son advised his
grandmother on perspective
and shadow and joyfully
pursued his work.
"I always knew that Russ
was talented, but I had no
idea," said Harrison.
Williams was pleased
that her grandson shared her
passion for art.
"We love the process as
much as the result," said
Williams, whose own father
had been a talented artist
(See Murals on Page 16A)


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Flag Amendment Fixes Constitution


As we near a Senate vote
on the flag amendment, which
passed the House for the 6th
time June 22, the hysteria
in the media runs wild. They
fear it could pass and in their
frenzy they distort the facts.
From recent radio and TV
interviews it is clear to me
that many of them have not
read the amendment and do
not understand its purpose
or impact. Tragically, they
mislead their audience and
are blatantly unfair to the
truth. As an aside, many of
those who fight for the right
to desecrate the symbol of
our country are outraged at
the desecration of the symbol
of many terrorists. Let's look
at the truth.
Many in the media
support flag desecration
as free "expression." One
need only think of the many
types of expression to know
why the Founders wisely
eschewed that word. Some,
in desperation to fit their
objections into the First


Amendment, use the word
"speech" in contradiction of
the dictionary and in defiance
to reason.
Sixteen years ago 90
Senators voted for a statute
to protect the flag after the
Supreme Court, in Texas
v. Johnson, took that right
away. Those Senators could
not have so voted if they
believed flag desecration was
constitutionally protected
speech. Three of 4 Americans,
all 50 states and over 70
percent of the Congress agree
that desecrating the flag is
not speech.
Critics say the
amendment protects the
flag and changes the Bill
of Rights. It does neither,
and this is important to
understand.
The flag amendment
says: "The Congress shall
have power to prohibit the
.physical desecration of the
flag of the United States." An
amendment, of itself, does
not protect the flag. It simply


takes control over the flag
away from the courts and
returns it to the people where
it resided until 1989. Once
the amendment is ratified,
and only then, can a law be
passed to protect the flag.
This point is fundamental for
those Senators who seek a
statute to protect Old Glory.
They can have a statute, but
only after an amendment is
ratified by the people.
As for changing the Bill
of Rights, consider this. By
judicial fiat, with a single
vote from one Supreme Court
Justice, flag desecration
was inserted into the Bill
of Rights. If you deny this
then answer this question:
If the Court had declared
that flag burning was not
speech, would they then have
amended the Bill of Rights?
One pundit feared the
amendment would curtail
the rights of those who hate
us. There are no laws against
hating, but there are laws
against hateful conduct.
Flag burning fits both roles.
But this is about rights, the
right of the people to protect
their flag, the right of the
majority to rule, the right
of the people to define their
Constitution. And beyond
the flag, this issue spills over
into the right to protect our
children from pornography,
the right to own property,
to pray, to post the Ten
Commandments, and to say
the Pledge of Allegiance.
If we can recapture our
flag, we will have begun
Sa march to recapture our
Constitution.
Retired, U.S. Army Maj.
G'en. Patrick H. Brady


Governor Bush and the
Florida Legislature have
approved House Bill 101,
which provides that the 2005
Tax Free Days for Sales Tax
will begin at 12:01 a.m.,
July 23, 2005, and end at
midnight, July 31, 2005.
House Bill 101 provides
for a sales tax holiday on:
Clothing and
related items with
a sales .price of
$50 or legs
Books with a sales
price of $50 or


less
School supplies
with a sales price
of $10 or less
The Department of
Revenue (DOR) has developed
a Taxpayer Information
Publication (TIP # 05A01-
02) to provide specific
information on the Sales Tax
Hohday. The TIP was mailed
to all active registered sales
tax dealers the second week
of June.


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Dennis States the Case


For any doubters still out there and
last November's ballot indicated they are in
.the minority Hurricane Dennis, we would
argue, provided Exhibit One in the case for
at-large or county-wide voting.
Or more accurately the aftermath of
Hurricane Dennis.
After Dennis stormed across this part
of the Forgotten Coast, the worst hit areas
were on the south end of the county, Indian
Pass and Cape San Bias taken a particular
brunt of the fury in the rising waters, dis-
appearing beaches and wind that tossed
debris like tumbleweed across the area.
The City of Port St. Joe was inundated
with flood waters, the marina rendered a
large swimming hole, Monument Avenue
and portions of Long Avenue swamped by
storm surge.
But many residents, particularly on
Cape San Blas and Indian Pass could
rightly wonder just where their commis-
sioners were as, paraphrasing a bit here,
Rome burned?
With the exception of the commission-,
ers on the north end of the county, Billy
Traylor and Carmen McLemore, they were,
it turned out, fiddling off to Hawaii.
Now, we will leave it to others to deter-
mine the validity of a county delegation of
a half dozen or so attending the National
Association of Counties annual convention,
which this year took place in Honolulu,
Hawaii.
Or whether taxpayer money ought to be
expended to send that delegation from the
county to the NACOb meeting, which began
late last week and lasted into this week.
Conferences are a fact of life for elected
officials, be they School Board members,
city commissioners or county commis-
sioners. The public foots the bill for their
officials to travel to often far-flung destina-
tions for national and state conferences
and rarely is much hubbub part of their
baggage.
For example, there was little conversa-
tion in the public when the NACO confer-
ence was in Milwaukee last year or the
year before when conferees convened in
Philadelphia.
And there is tangible value to these
trips for county staff, several of whom
made the trip across a swath of the Pacific
to this year's conference.
Considerable information, judging by
the agenda, was disseminated on hiring
,and retaining quality employees, which is
certainly a challenge the county is cur-
.rently. facing. There was also a tremendous
amount of information about grant funding
available for counties, transportation dol-
lars in particular, which, again, is a facet of
county government in which all the knowl-
edge that can be gained can be worthily
applied in this county.
That is only the sampling of the con-
ference's agenda, and anyone who has
attended a similar conference could attest
that down time is not per se in abundance.
It will be worth examining, upon their
return, just how many meetings commis-
sioners attended.
But in our eyes, the controversy this
year's NACO conference has created across
the country in the media- primarily because
the conference is in Hawaii -verges on the
hypocritical, particularly when you con-
sider that NACO secures group hotel rates
and in this crazy world of aviation it can
be sometimes cheaper to fly to Los Angeles
than Columbus, Ohio.
If this is an example of wasting tax-


payer dollars, Hawaii has nothing to do
with the equation.
But that nagging aspect called per-
ception enters the picture when speaking
about Gulf County commissioners and the
aftermath of Hurricane Dennis.
Let's start with the basic fact that
only one commissioner, former commis-
sioner Carl Fox, traveled to Milwaukee and
Philadelphia for NACO annual conferences
the past two years.
This year, three, commissioners Jerry
Barnes, Nathan Peters and Bill Williams,
the three representing the south end of the
county, the hardest hit areas, all made the
trip. It is fair to ask whether, given rising
tax bills alone, county staff, or a single
commissioner, could not have disseminat-
ed the information from the conference to
the remainder of the board and saved the
taxpayers at least token dollars, though to
his credit Willianis went on his own dime.
We'll leave that aside, though, and deal
strictly with Dennis.
For, days the folks on the Cape and
Indian Pass sought information on clean-
up timetables, and what the county was
doing to address a host of issues, from
debris removal to restoring Indian Pass
Road to mosquito spraying. They sought to
see and hear from their elected officials.
Though county crews were working in
the area the day immediately after Dennis
rolled through, there was considerable con-
sternation and frustration both with the
level and effectiveness of the work.
Those frustrations were still evident
on a tour through the area on Friday, with
several folks noting that the only informa-
tion they had received to that point was
found in this newspaper late last week.
Let's remember, Gov. Jeb Bush broke
off his vacation to be present at the state
Emergency Operations Center and toured
Franklin County last week, providing little
concrete details about assistance but at
least demonstrating that the situation was
on his radar screen.
And Bush has no elections left to run.
The most concrete response the folks
on the Cape and Pass received was from
commissioners Traylor and 'McLemore,'
who -worked over the weekend arid well
into many evenings with county crews, who
freed up equipment and personnel, a fact
replete with irony given that this has often
been a north versus south kind of county.
The cynical could assert that Traylor
and McLemore found an opportunity to
bank some political capital in a part of the
county which has been most vocal about
returning to county-wide voting.
We'd prefer to believe they simply made
the case that all five commissioners should
be answerable to every square inch of the
county.
So as the county begins its budget
hearings later this month, as they consider
dividing a growing pie, it is incumbent on
commissioners to set aside whatever funds
might be needed to return to county-wide
voting.
Dennis provided all supporting evi-
dence required.


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PAGE FOUR THURSDAY, July 21, 2005


BELL


by Kesley Colbert




Nailed Again


I went by to see Wesley
Ramsey. Ole Wes, as you
know, is pretty' easy to
talk to and in nothing flat
he had the conversation
steered around to intelligent
people. He "reasoned" that
you needed to spend your
time talking to folks that
are wiser than you. "If you
want to learn, Kes, you've
got to figure out who knows
more than you do and then
pay close attention when
they speak."
Mr. Red Melton immedi-
ately jumped into my head.
Mr. Red drove a cab and
since didn't nobody hardly
ever go anywhere in the mid
fifties in our little town you
could near 'bout always find
him down at the City Cafe.
His taxi stand was out front
of the eatery but he took his
coffee and dispensed knowl-
edge from the first stool at
the far left of the counter.
Red had seen the world
courtesy of Uncle Sam and
World War II. He told me
of places like New York
City and London, England,
where the houses crowd-
ed onto the streets as far
.as the eye could see. He
allowed that the lights in
these cities burned all night
long. And they had build-
ings taller than trees!
Ten years later, in1968,
The University of the South
football program played
Fordham University, As that
plane eased its vway onto
the runway of New York's
LaGuardia Airport I remem-
ber thinking, "Yep, it's about
like Mr. Red described it."
Miss Velna Gray
Paschall was big on edu-
cation. She taught us that
just learning the "subject"
in her class wasn't enough.
She actually got excited over
the possibilities of what our
young minds could collect,
assimilate, sort out and
retain. for future reference
She also called me aside
one day and said that I had
a special aptitude for learn-
ing and encouraged me not
to waste it. Up until then I
was just going through the
motions of school. I could
do very little and make good
grades. Miss Velna Gray
made it clear she was more


interested in "us knowing
something" than she was
grades.
That was back in junior
high. It really helps when
the "smarter-than-you-are
person" you are listening to
cares about you!
I loved baseball. Most
of my little league coaches
told meto throw hard and
swing hard. Chick King, in
American Legion Baseball,
showed me how to put two
fingers across the seam. He
got me to relax the wrist
when I threw. He short-
ened my stride and got me
to turn my head a little
more toward the pitcher.
He patiently explained over
and over how the top hand
rolled just as impact was
made. He emphasized slow
body, quick hands.....
It is absolutely stunning
what a little correct knowl-
edge can do for you!
Leon was five years
older. You'd think that
would make him five years
wiser.
He said if I wanted to
date Billie Jean I needed to
buy her candy, take her flow-
ers, give her a dog, pay spe-
cial attention to her, try not
to burp or stutter in front of
her and don't say anything
about her weight. For one
whole solid year I bought
her Whitman's Chocolates
and day old flowers from
Heron's Florist; I let her
have ole Duke, I took a bath
before I went to see her and
I was always "on my best
behavior" in her presence.
She ate all my candy,
.gave the flowers to her
grandmother, made my
'dog sleep behind the barn,
didn't seem to notice that
I even existed and went
to the high school prom
with Jimmy Newberryl The
Saturday after the prom
I raced right over to her
house and got my dog back.
When she came out to pro-
test I couldn't help but set
the record straight, "Bil-
uh-Billie-uh-Billie Jean
you can keep the old flow-
ers, you don't deserve a
dog, I ain't wasting no more
time on you, I'm glad the
candy made you fat and
Leon doesn't know diddly-
squat about dating!"
Sometimes it's takes a
tad of discernment on your
part as to who you need to
be listening 4tol
Wesley covered that


in the second point in our
conversation. I had inad-
vertently jumped ahead of
him.
"Of course, the opposite
also holds true." Wes had
obviously turned this over
in his mind for years. "Kes,
you're not going to learn
much from someone who
knows less than you do." ,
Arlo Cunningham came
to mind even before I nod-
ded in agreement. Arlo
lived way out past where
the blacktop ended. He had
to pass our house on his
way to town and he invari-
ably stopped for a glass, of
cold sweet milk and some
neighborhood conversation.
Arlo was a year older than
me but he was two grades
behind me in school. That
should be your first clue. -
He could near 'bout
drive you nuts with ques-
tions and idle chit-chat
about nothing. He wanted
to know things like why you
couldn't see the wind, could
porcupines swim, why the
cows wouldn't cross a wood-
en bridge and what made
the dogs quit hunting when
the moon was full?
We played ball together
for years. He was a good
athlete and the coaches
liked him because he was
fairly large for his age. And
he wasn't afraid of nothing.
He'd barrel right over you
if you got in his way. But
we had to tell him in the
huddle which way to run.
You could miss life tryr-
ing to explain things to
Arlol!
I could see Wesley didn't
have a" whole'lot-going'on
so I thought I'd enlighteA
him about the time Leot
and Arlo decided they were
going to. pull a fast one on
them country boys down
at Atwood. I was just get-
ting started about how they
got the police car away
from city hall with no one
seeing'em---
"Kes," Wesley cut me
off. "I'm sorry. But I've got
better things to do than to
stand on this porch and jaw
with you all afternoon." "
I was just about back to
the office when it dawned
on me, "Wes had taken his
own advice"
Somehow those smart
ones always get in the last
word....
Bowing To My Betters,'
Kes


Go The Distance
by Tim Croft
Star News Editor


Clearing Desk Space
I feel their pain, or at least I'm sympathetic to their
heartbreak, the source of which can be found in the two pic-
tures which adorn the front page of this newspaper.
I have, followed the journey of the homeowners along
White Sands Drive for more than two years as they have,
tried to fend off the sea and the storms that dance across its
surface toward them, like dart to bull's-eye.
Following winter storms a couple of years ago, which
stripped much of the sand from the beach, the owners of
the half-dozen or so homes which line the coast along White
Sands came together as a group.
They asked for no government handouts, didn't request
taxpayer dollars in their efforts, just permission from the
Board of County Commissioners to activate their plans.
They started with about $38,000 worth of new sand,
brought in to bolster the ribbon of beach which remained, a
band-aid to ward off any further winter intrusions from the
Gulf of Mexico,
Then these homeowners expanded their scope, search-
ing for a long-term solution to their eroding beach and the
threat it posed to the very foundations of their homes.
The answer, or so they hoped, was something called the
ProTecTube. Invented by an engineer out of North Carolina,
the ProTecTube was, in essence, a stairway of very, very
large and long sand bags, filled with a slush of water and
sand and constructed 'as a series of extremely lengthy steps,
intended to dissipate wave action as it pounded against the
surf.
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In theory, it seemed a bnlliant concept, one which the
inventor said had worked elsewhere and could serve as a
barrier against the swirling waters of an angry Gulf. The
homeowners met several times as a group and agreed to pool
personal funds to meet the cost of more than $300,000 for
the tube and installation.
Months later, after several more, though minor, storms,
the tube appeared to be doing the job for which is was
designed, with sand dunes covering the tube, sea oats tower-
ing proudly from the sand.
The folks along White Sands, in total a welcoming group,
believed they'd possibly found a model for other homeowners
on the Cape and peninsula to emulate.
Today, the tube is virtually all that is left of the beach
beyond their back doors. The homes along White Sands
Drive one co-owned by several families, another built just
18 months or so ago have all been condemned by the
county after Hurricane Dennis delivered a mortal blow to
foundations and pilings.
The effort, and expense of some $400,000 and remem-
ber all personal funds, no government handouts for
naught.
Regardless of your economic stratus, observing it this
past week, houses listing, drive ways vanished in the wind,
garage doors rendered concrete Lincoln logs was enough to
make one wretch ...
Congressman Allen Boyd, D-North Florida, has once
again filed legislation intended to provide access to feder-
'ally-back flood insurance for homeowners on Cape San Blas
who were negatively impacted by the redrawing of Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood maps in the
late 1990's.
Essentially, FEMA altered the elevation requirements
for certain zones without, Boyd's office stated, scientific evi-
dence to support the change or consideration of the actual
elevation of the individual properties within the Coastal
Barrier Resources Act (CBRA) area, which is basically the
entire Cape.
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a low-risk zone into a high-risk zone and in turn led to the
drying up of the private market.
The legislation, which has failed in the past five or six
years to make much headway in Congress, assumed even
greater importance to some longtime Cape residents in the
past 18 months or so as the private flood insurance market
disappeared or became prohibitively expensive to access.
The issue was perceived as one of economic development
as the buying and selling of land replaced the mill as the
county's economic engine.
"This is an issue of fairness for the longtime residents o0f
Cape San Blas," Boyd said in a statement. "Many are unable
to obtain flood insurance due to FEMA's arbitrary flood map
changes, which have put area residents in a very costly situ-
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seasons, the people of Gulf County need to be able to protect
their property from the damages inflicted by these destruc;-
tive storms. This legislation would remove the CBRA desig-
nation in Gulf County and allow residents the opportunity
to receive federal flood insurance."
The question is whether the bill will have any better lucl
making headway this year as it has in the past ...
Project Mold-A-Male/Female's annual Youth Conference
on Community Concerns takes place this weekend and a
hat's off to Maxine and Chester Gant for their drive and
desire to steer today's youth in a positive direction.
We should all have the passion the Gants have, as age
and health concerns take their toll, for the future of our
youth and the quality of the community in which they will
live.
There have been many fine individuals in the county
who have been nominated or won a Jefferson Award, which
recognizes those who give back selflessly to the community.
Here's an early vote that the Gants grace the stage of the
Martin Theater next year, clutching a well-deserved trophy
and basking in well-earned applause.
They are the sort of folks who ask for little and deserve
so much.

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Annual Youth Conference


Slated for July 28


By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
From patriotism to
life after graduation to
international cultural
studies, organizers of the
Annual Youth Conference
About Community Concerns
strive to choose current
.event-related themes.
This year, the theme
'will be "Building Blocks for
Economic Independence."
I Slated to kick-off on,
Thursday, July 28, the 16th
Annual Youth Conference
will offer workshops and
general sessions on teaching
children and teens ways to
obtain, manage and save
money.
Organizer Maxine Gant
said recent consumer reports
show young people currently
control a large amount of
money that could potentially
-,be used in more constructive
-ways, thus the reason for
choosing this year's theme.
Children age 7 to 17,
parents and adults who work
-with youth in the community
are invited at attend the
;conference spanning three
days.
According to Gant, each
*session and workshop will
;emphasize the following:
1. Getting Money
- 2. Using Money Wisely
3. Saving Money
Speakers scheduled to
appear at the conference
include Dr. Fred Seamon of,
the Jesse Ball DuPont Fund
-and Bob Swenk of financial
Investment firm, A.G.
TEdwards.
Age-appropriate work-
,shops will be coordinated


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for elementary-aged to high
school students.
Elementary children
will be enlightened with
workshops such as
"Thriftiness and Savings."
Middle school-age
attendees will be guided on
topics like "Using Money
Wisely."
Gant said the conference
averages about 75 people at
any given time. Because of
the structure of the event,
participants are constantly
coming and going. Area
youth groups from Panama
City and Apalachicola have
been invited to attend in the
past.
The event will kick off
Thursday at the David Jones
Recreational Center in Peters
Park with a display of hobbies
such as photography and
collectibles like antique cars.
"Sometimes, hobbies
can lead to a generation of
income," Gant explained.
This exhibit is designed to
demonstrate to young people
how leisure activities, like
playing musical instruments,
can help produce extra
money.
On Friday and Saturday,
all activities, including the
annual fashion show on
Saturday morning, will be
held at Zion Fair Baptist
Church.
Coordinators promise a
plentiful amount of food and
prizes to be available during
the event.
The Annual Youth
ConferenceAboutCommunity
Concerns is coordinated by
Project Mold-A-Male/Female
and the North Port St. Joe


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Initiative.
For more information
about the conference, please
call 850-229-6624 or 229-
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Physician Assistant Hank Cozine, Kerry Graham, dentist, Mary Warner, clinical social worker, Dr.
Carol Sutton, David Whitfield, physical therapist and Dr. Kevin Murphy are proud to offer their ser-
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By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
The pristine beaches in
many locations on Cape San
Blas are gone, and residents
who not only love the view
but see the beaches as an
economic base for the county
want to know when they will
see them again.
While Hurricane Dennis
was brewing in the Gulf,
homeowners on Cape San
Blas met with county officials
and representatives from
area coastal engineering
firms on June 8 to discuss
the progress of the continued
efforts to rebuild the rapidly
vanishing beaches.
SallyDavenportofCoastal
Technology Corporation said
some of the first priorities
established following the
meeting included the
formation of a beach advisory
committee and an update of
the last beach erosion study
conducted in 1998.
Davenport said several
people at the meeting
expressed an interest in-


Hurricane Season


becoming members of the
advisory committee, and she
has been in contact with
them since the meeting.
She added that
representatives from the St.
Joseph Peninsula State Park
and Eglin Air Force Base
as well as property owners
would need to be included
to strengthen the voice and
validity of the committee.
Mike Dombrowski of
MRD Associates, Inc., a
coastal engineering firm
based in Destin, said the
purpose of the meeting was
to gain a perspective on
where the project stood and
to make stakeholders aware
of that progress.
Dombrowski said he and
his firm were still in the early
stages of determining hard
and fast solutions for the
pending erosion problems.
"We have to first be able
to understand the coastal
processes, where the 'sand is
eroding from," Dombrowski
said. "Once we understand
that, then we will begin


to look at alternatives for
replacing that sand."
The locally preferred
option according to
Dombrowski is beach
restoration.
Dombrowski told
attendees at the meeting
that they were residing on a
beach with one of the highest
erosion rates in the state of
Florida. According to him,
the Stump Hole area had
recorded a 10-15-foot loss of
sand each year.
In his previous
position with Coastal Tech,
Dombrowski was on the team
that conducted the most
recent beach erosion study
back some seven years ago.
"If you just put sand out
there, it's going to continue
to do what it's done for the
past 100 years it will just
erode away," Dombrowski
told Cape residents during
the meeting.
In what he called "value
engineering," Dombrowski
said as a part of the current
restoration project, he will
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of sand with and without
reinforcement structures, he
will conduct a performance
evaluation and work to
make a determination of
preliminary probable costs.
One attendee asked
Dombrowski if a database
of successful projects and
studies conducted across
the country was available
for review. He said the
Department of Environmental
Protection does have a
database of successful
restoration projects.
Discussions intensified
during the meeting at the
mention of financing the
project.
Dombrowski told Cape
residents that in Sarasota
County, one option for
replacing eroded sand was to
dredge it back.
He added that extra
funding is placed in that
county's annual budget for
the fine, white sand that is
a signature attraction for
tourism to their beaches.
Dombrowski reviewed the
benefits and disadvantages
of structural reinforcement
as an integral part of beach
renourishment.
The benefits of structures
like jetties included. storm
protection and income via
increased property values
and tourism dollars.
Paula Ramsey-Pickett


of the Tourist Development
Council said that Dr. William
Strong is currently in the
process of conducting a
negative impact study to be
completed by Labor Day.
This study will determine,
according to Pickett, what
potential problems could arise
if the beach renourishment

project is not completed.
Davenport, Dombrowski
and a representative from
DEP also discussed other
funding sources with property
owners at the meeting.
The project could seek
additional funding through
DEP Erosion Control
program, but the county
would need an increase in
public beach access as well
as public parking.
Dombrowski explained
that the more public access
and public parking a beach
has, the more points they can
earn in a funding structure
to receive further assistance.
Charlie Weston of
the Coastal Community
Association said he felt
high priorities should be
placed on getting public
input concerning the project
and establishing a funding
stream.
"A two-year wait to get
sand in here is too long,"
Weston said.
As a homeowner
and taxpayer, Weston
expressed concern over the


establishment of a concrete
plan from the county.
"We need to get the
emergency dunes in now, and
we haven't seen anything out
of the county that says when
that will take place," he said.
Weston was one of the
original members of the
beach restoration committee
that sought the professional
advice from coastal
engineering firms like MRD
and Coastal Tech.
"We need help from the
state and federal governments
to help cut through the
bureaucracy of studies," he
added.
"By the time those are
done, conditions will have
changed again."
Dombrowski said the
convening of future meetings
will depend on the collection
of data and information from
the beaches.
With Tropical Storm
Arlene and Hurricane Dennis
eroding most of the beach
on the Cape, residents and
homeowners are holding their
breath with every lapping
wave.
"These storms accelerate
the interest, but slow the
process of moving forward,"
he concluded.
He estimated another
public meeting will be
scheduled in September or
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effort following Hurricane boat trailer parking. A permit description, Williams did not
Dennis. Risinger said as of had been received from have all the qualifications.
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but after talking with
Williams and Flack, said he
thought the Canal would be
fully reopened by Thursday.
Chris Forehand of
Preble-Rish gave updates
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throughout the City.
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site construction had' been
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Tuesday, he appointed Troy
Williams as the official Public
Works Director.
Councilman Gary


responded.
Risinger agreed, adding,
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better. If I'm picking, I'm
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Flack 'gave financial
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beach cleanup and efforts to
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By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
On Monday night, a
small crowd of approximately
15 people gathered in the
Washington Improvement
Group (WIG) building to
discuss the future of North
Port St. Joe.
The topic of concern: how
to preserve the identity of the
neighborhood while forging
a link to the developing Port
St. Joe community.
On hand to facilitate
the discussion was Charles
Connerly, Professor and
Chair of Urban and Regional
Planning at Florida State
University.
Connerly's department,
funded through a $125,000
grant from the Jessie Ball
DuPont Fund, is working
to establish the Friends of
North Port St. Joe Coalition,
an organization dedicated
to providing community
planning in North Port St.
Joe.
The diverse coalition,
to be comprised of both


residents and non-residents
of North Port St. Joe, will
prepare a response, in the
form of a strategic plan, to the
challenges posed by growth
in adjacent areas, such as
WindMark, the mill site and
downtown Port St. Joe.
The 15 people who
attended Monday's meeting,
mostly North Port St.
Joe residents and a few
government officials, are part
of the Coalition's Working
Group.
They have been charged
with recruiting members for
study circles that will begin
meeting in September to
discuss ideas for the strategic
plan.
Responses to surveys
mailed last Friday to 407
North Port St. Joe households
will aid the study circles in
their discussions.
The surveys are intended
to help the coalition gain a
picture of the neighborhood's
aspirations as well as its
assets, which range from
community cohesiveness


to local organizations and
businesses that positively
impact the North Port St.
Joe region.
"We think it's important
as the neighborhood faces its
future that it has an idea of
what its assets are and what
they want to protect and
preserve," noted Connerly.
Connerly has taught
Urban and Regional Planning
at FSU since 1981, and has
been involved in several
community planning efforts in
Tallahassee neighborhoods.
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community development
must build on a community's


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holds a Community Resources map on which are plotted the names of businesses and organizations
that positively impact the North Port St. Joe neighborhood.
Connerly is the study director of the Friends of North Port St. Joe, a coalition that will provide
community planning services in North Port St. Joe.


;ngths. those present to help with
"In the old days, you recruitment for- the study
nted out weaknesses," circles, circulating a list of
ed Connerly. "That's very 144 names of prospective
dressing, it doesn't build a members.
imunity's self-esteem." Connerly has set a
Connerly asked the crowd target participation number
help in identifying new at 125, with at least 80
inesses and organizations representatives from North
placement on a "work in Port St. Joe.
gress" community assets The study circles will
p. be comprised of 10-12
He also implored people, with two facilitators
appointed per circle. The
Groups will meet in locations
dispersed throughout Port
astc 'St. Joe.
Area business leaders,
ipensated by insurance. senior citizens and young
Brown said that affected people are encouraged to
dents and business participate.
ters in the designated Connerly has discussed
nties can begin the the coalition's objectives with
sister application process several government officials
calling the toll-free and hopes that they will
station number, 24 also participate in the Study
Circles.
irs a day, seven days a "The idea is to bring
k until further notice. The idea is to bring
For the speech and government on board, to
ing impaired, call800-engage government from
ring impaired, call 800- the very beginning," said
-7585 or visit us on the Connerly.
at www.fema.gov. and The input of government
k on "Register for Disaster officials will be particularly
distance" in the right-hand helpful in the formulation
imn under "Spotlight." of the strategic plan,
FEMA has approved to be prepared at FSU in
ividual Assistance for December.
f County Residents with FSU's department of
idential Damage due ,to Urban and Regional Planning
rricane Dennis. If you will develop the strategic plan
e, damage, to report. 'based on the suggestions
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mention damage related circles will come together
disasterr 1595 (Hurricane to discuss their respective
inis). ideas.


The strategic plan will
address such topics as
historic preservation, jobs,
education and recreation.
Connerly noted that the
plan may provide a provision
for linking Martin Luther King
Blvd. to Port St. Joe's Reid
Avenue business district.
Study coordinator
Pam Walker said that the
strategic plan objectives will
be "structured in a way that


you can actually do them."
"Change is fearsome, but
it can also be good," noted
Connerly, who contrasted
the closing of the paper mill
with the new opportunities
that will walk hand-in-hand
with regional growth.
The Coalition, said
Connerly, will help the North
Port St. Joe community share
in those opportunities.


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Gene Raffield Football League Enters Seventh Year


By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Former Gulf County
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Wilder said of his best friend
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Attorney Pat Floyd
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and Raffield Fisheries enabled
so many athletic teams to
travel to places they may not
have otherwise seen.
In years past, fish fries
were a popular fundraiser'for
local youth sports teams.
Wilder said kids would
always call Raffield Fisheries
first to request their help in
supplying the fish for their
many furidraising efforts.
"He never said no (when
they came to him)," Wilder
said. "If he didn't have enough
fish to donate, he would buy
them somewhere else and
then hire his ,workers to
prepare them that was just
the kind of man he was."
His dedication to Gulf
County schools was endless
as well, Wilder said.
Raffield served for 24
years on the school board,
and according to Wilder, gave
back to the system and the
children more of his salary
than he ever made in that
position.
Bob Jones of
Southeastern Fisheries
Association wrote a short 15-
chapter story chronicling a
few of Raffield's many lifetime
achievements.
His lobbying efforts on
behalf of Gulf Couinty school
children for state funding
to rural school systems are
detailed in Jones's story.
He said Raffield's efforts as.
a school board member not
only helped the children of
Gulf County, but children in
rural school districts across
the state.
The stresses of operating
one of the largest industries
and biggest employers in
Gulf County no doubt wore
him out during his time.


Jones, also a dear friend
of the Raffield family told
of how Gene would escape
those stresses by doing
woodwork in the shop behind
his home.
Wilder added that
Gene would often gather
neighborhood children during
his woodworking escapes and
teach them about the craft
and about the natural world
around them.
A handful of caring
adults and avid sports fans
are continuing Gene's legacy
this year as they begin
organizational efforts for the
upcoming season.
.Floyd, one of the original
organizers of the league
football program continues
his contribution to his
friend's legacy by holding the
director's position each year.
"The program gets bigger
and better every year," Floyd
said.
Dan VanVleet, one of the
2005 season coordinators,


expects about 80 players to
participate in the league this
year.
As they have in the past,
teams of the Gene Raffield


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teams from Liberty County,
Blountstown, Sneads,
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and Wewahitchka.


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Second Chance at History
Most of Corn Griffin's past has long since grown over, like the yard sur-
rounding the house he built for Rachel on the river, when he left Georgia
for good and returned to the simple solitude of Gulf County.His professional
boxing career quickly disappeared. So eventually did his legacy as a no-
nonsense beat cop when the saucy streets of the Columbus waterfront
were transformed into open-air markets and boardwalks.
John Charles Griffin was a "mean as. hell kid" growing up near
Blountstown who learned to box in the Army, was stationed at Fort Benning,
Ga., became a prizefighter and wound up colliding face first with history,
when instead it was a wall to be scaled.
He had become a gentler soul when he died without fanfare in
Wewahitchka in 1973. Currently he is being resurrected, just like James J.
Braddock, the man who ended Corn's meteoric rise in the boxing ring back
in '34 if only to jump-start his own on his way to the heavyweight title.,
The movie Cinderella Man has enabled a country to revisit its past and
be charmed by an indefatigable fighter who embodies our spirit.
The film also offers up the opportunity to discover more about the life of
a man from the Pu'pwood Panhandle nicknamed "Corn" because he was
rougher than a cob.,
This story is his second chance at history.


John "Corn" Griffin left his
footprints in the boxing ring, on
the mean streets of Columbus
and in Gulf County
by Pat McCann,
Florida Freedom Newspapers
Nearly all of the recol-,
lections begin with his size,
especially his hands, then
quickly reassure the listener
that he was foremost a gen-
tleman.
It is only then that they
mention Corn Griffin's voice.


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John Charles Griffin when
he was growing up near
Blountstown and later
when, they were neighbors
-on the Apalachicola River in
Wewahitchka. "They knew
his weak points. Otherwise
you couldn't stop him with a
locomotive without knowing
his weak points."
Corn's first cousin, Alex
Rish, remembered it a little
different.
"He told me that in one
Sof his 15-round fights 'he
got his jaw broke in the first
round, that's why he talks
the way he does," said Rish,
who lives in Panama City.
"Bur. he still lasted .thi 15
rounds."
Tom Griffin of Panama
City. whose father was
Corn's second cousin, said
that when he was a child
he barely could understand
Corn when he spoke.
"It was really kind of a
gruff.voice," Tom said, quick
to add, "but he was the nic-
est, gentlest man you'd ever
want to meet."
L.L.'s wife, Martha,
remembered the time that
Corn came calling to buy
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had such a rough voice he
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"He said, 'I called because
you've got too many guns in
your hotise,'" Martha said.
When Corn retired both
as a prizefighter and as a
policeman to Wewahitchka,
the gravelly voice was one of
the few things that accom-
panied him from his past.
That, and Rachel of course,
the telephone operator Corn
married in Columbus, Ga.
Rachel decorated the
inside of their 'house over-
looking the steepest bank on
the river with Corn's boxing
memorabilia. It was a rela-
tively brief career, but it was
rich in hype and history.
At one point Corn was a
sparring partner of the heavy-
weight champion, an Italian
giant named Primo Carnera
Even though Carnera was
6-foot-7 and weighed about
260 pounds, and Griffin
about 185, Corn so dominat-
ed the champion in his train-
ing camp that sportswriters
who had come out from the
city quickly were impressed
by the no-name from Fort
Benning, Ga.
They earmarked Corn
for greatness,, and appar-
ently wrote enough sto-
ries about the raw-boned
Georgian that Madison
Square Garden matchmaker
Jimmy Johnston took notice.
He wanted to cash in with
Griffin on the undercard of
the Camera-Max Baer title
fight.
Corn's trainer, Charles
Harvey, reportedly said, "Two
years from now; Griffin will be
the heavyweight champion."
Harvey wanted his man to
have a rousing debut in New
York City, hopefully against
a washed-up fighter who still
had a tradable name at the
box office.
As, June 14, 1934
approached, Johnston
couldn't find another heavy-
weight willing to be sacrificed
. to pad Corn's boxing resume,
which by some accounts
already included a No. 2 con-
tender ranking despite only
11 fights.,
Except for one man.
James J. Braddock, a
journeyman whose career
was on life support, jumped
at the chance to fight Griffin,
mostly because he and his
family were on welfare and
the gas and electric company
had threatened to stop ser-
vice.
A crowd of 56,000 filed
into the Madison Square
Garden Bowl that night.
Appropriate of The Great
Depression, ticket prices
ranged from $25 at ringside
to just $2.30.
Braddock stunned the
boxing world by registering a


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Wewahitchka.
third-round technical knock-
out that would dramatical-
ly change the fortunes of
both men. Braddock went
on to become the heavy-
weight champion. Two years
later, instead of fulfilling his
manager's prediction, Corn
fought his last fight.
He went back to
Columbus ,and "became a
beat cop in the rough water-
front section of the city.
"He told me that fight
was a! pushover,' and that
he was drunk dhe night he
fought" Braddock, Alex Rish
said. "He said, 'I was far
superior to him."
James Ernest Rish,
a distant relative to Corn,
heard the same story.
The Laniers also recall
Corn talking about meeting
the legendary Joe Louis in
the ring. Whether that could
have been when both fight-
ers were amateurs, in an
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it," Martha Lanier said.
"He was supposed to have
whipped Joe Louis one time.
He was quite a fighter, I


exhibition bout, or possibly
when Corn was hired as a
sparring partner for Louis
when the Brown Bomber was
getting ready to wrest away
Braddock's belt is mere con-
jecture.
The two men never met
in an official prizefight, but
that doesn't dilute the mem-
ories.
'ROUGH AS A COB'
Corn Griffin was born
July 24, 1911.
"He was a. little older
than me, and he was mean
as hell as a boy," L.L., 82,
remembered. "He went into
the Army, I think, when he
left the area."
Somewhere along the
line, John Charles Griffin
was given the nickname
"Corn."
"They called him Corn
because he was rough as a
cob," Alex Rish said.
And evidently not afraid
to mix it up. According to
the book Cinderella Man,
which later became a movie
by the same name and pro-
vided the impetus for this


retrospection, Corn began to
box in the service and even-
tually was stationed at Fort
Benning, Ga.
On March 30, 1931, he
began his career as a prize-
fighter at age 19 against Bob
Tow in an eight-round bout
that was ruled no contest.
Corn didn't fight again for
six months, and then against
Joe Knight, who already had
forged a 12-4-2 record and
wound up fighting for the
light-heavyweight crown on
three different occasions.
Griffin lost a decision over
10 rounds.
His first win came on
Nov. 29, 1932 when he
knocked out Jerry Pavelec
in the ninth, round. Pavelec
had a paltry 2-9 record, but
that victory signaled a surge
in Corn's career. By the time
he faced Braddock his record
was 7-3-1 with four knock-
outs, every bout against a
boxer of vastly greater expe-
rience.
Braddock's ring savvy
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L.L. recalled that Corn-
had knocked Joe Louis down,
and Tommy Farr, too, but
hadn't prevailed.


Mitchell Rish


"Corn's opponents knew
his weakness," L.L. said.
"They would pound his brow.
They kept pounding his brow"
and he cut easily.
"He talked a little about
Camera. He liked Camera.
He said that they ruined that
man with talk that he was a
German spy or something.
Corn never believed it."
Mitchell Rish, 79, also a


first cousin, remembers talk-
ing boxing with Corn.
"He would talk about
it when I'd visit him every
year when I came home from
the service," Mitchell said. "I
knew a lot about it. Look or
Life (magazine) had a full-
page article on John Charles"
back when he was boxing.
"We were all proud of
him," L.L. said.


A recount of the Braddock-Griffin fight, excerpted from the book Cinderella Man, by Jer-
emy Schapp.
"Gould" is Joe Gould, Braddock's manager.
At the bell, Griffin, well tanned, his hair close-cropped, went straight for Braddock. Within
seconds he landed a right squarely on Braddock's jaw.
Braddock staggered. He hadn't been hit that hard in years. As Griffin dominated him in
the first round, Braddock simply tried to get his bearings.
"Come on Jim," Gould said between rounds. "You look like you're sleeping."
Braddock stared straight ahead, refused the water he was offered, pounded his gloves
together, and stood up.
In the second round, Griffin went for Braddock again. Braddock stood still, and Griffin
followed a left jab with another right to Braddock's jaw and Braddock went down.
Watching from ringside, Lud Shabazian, the sports editor of the Hudson Dispatch, Brad-
dock's hometown paper, winced. Shabazian was Braddock's Boswell, the only writer who
had seen virtually all his East Coast fights since 1923. He wasn't at the Bowl specifically to
cover Braddock he was there to see the title fight and he was more interested in Braddock
as a friend than as a fighter. As Braddock writhed on the canvas, Shabazian felt his friend's
pain. He and his colleagues on press row stayed in their seats, but the sharp report of Griffin's
blow had alerted the crowd that something' worthy of attention was now taking place in the
ring, and thousands scrambled to their feet..No-one, would; have blamed Braddock if he had'-
closed his eyes, waited for the count of 10, and walked away fromitle ring foreveE He was
29, a tomato.can, better suited to life as a longshoreman. Maybe it was time to quit.
But a voice in Braddock's head urged him to get up the same voice that had always
urged him to get up when he was down. Too proud, too stubborn, and too broke to be count-
ed out, he gathered himself, waited for the count of nine, picked himself up off the canvas,
and waded straight into Griffin. He threw a jab that missed, but followed with a short right to
the chin. Griffin didn't see it coming and went down in a heap. Finally the Georgian got up,
but he never recovered.
For the rest of the second round, with Gould screaming wildly and jumping up and down
in his corner, Braddock continued to bludgeon Griffin. It had been years since he had fought
so effectively. His punches jabs, uppercuts, overhand rights were crisper than they had
been when he was the up-and-comer. His 16ft hand, for years an almost vestigial extremity,
was suddenly potent.
Maybe Braddock knew that he was better than ever. Maybe he could sense how far his
comeback would take him. Probably not. What he did know, what he could sense, was that
Corn Griffin was finished. At the bell commencing the third round. Braddock went straight out
to meet Griffin and jolted him with two more powerful right hands. Griffin was nearly out on
his feet, his head still swimming from the punch that had knocked him down in the second
round. But he kept fighting. Now Braddock was moving fluidly, throwing punches at a stag-
gering target. Finally, with 23 seconds remaining in the round, the referee, Kid McPartland,
stopped the fight. Braddock had his first knockout in 18 months and only his second in more
than four years.
Drained, Braddock stood in the middle of the canvas, waiting for Gould to throw a sponge
full of icewater in his face. Gould took the sponge from Jhe bucket, walked right past Brad-
dock, and threw it in Griffin's face.
"What did you do that for?" Braddock said.
"Corn's in worse shape than you are," Gould said.


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Lots of hungry mullet fans
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the local economy and in
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culture. This celebration of
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on the weekend of October
21-23. Admission is $5,
children under 12 is only
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Tern Clark and Hot Apple
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crowd at this year's festival
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Mullet Festival


.performing on Saturday will
be Rockapella, a pop musical
group.
Performing on Friday and
Saturday will be Mustang
Sally and the FishTank
Band.
Several local church
groups will be performing
on Sunday afternoon. The
Charlie Daniels Band will
closeoutthe




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Sunday
3 g evening.
For
detailed
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arid other activities,


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Not to be missed on
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shotgun start.
The select shot 4-man
team tournament will be held
at the St. Joseph Bay Golf
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The entry fee is $50 with
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are $80. Please bring a birth
certificate and proof of resi-
dence. For more information,
please call coach Joe at 258-
8444.


Funding Rescheduled


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 complex
located in Port St. Joe.
The Local SHIP contact
person is Dannie Bolden at
229-7986 or 527-1086.


Appointments will be
made for athletic physical
and insurances and Medicaid
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 par-
ent/guardian must accom-


pany the student or come in
to the Gulf County Health
Department 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)
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mean an added expense of
about $30,000, said Bill
Kennedy of Preble Rish, as
the Florida Department of
Transportation has nixed the
original proposal to remove
the trees, lay the line and
replant the trees.
The FDOT is now
requiring contractor GAC to
directional bore under the
trees to install the sewer
line.
Potentially the most
time-consuming issue is the
U.S. Air Force's requirement
that an environmental study
be done concerning the
pipe laid along government
property on. C-30E as the


Port St. Joe Police

Department News Report
July 5, 2005 around
5:05 p.m. the Port St. Joe
Police Department arrested
Henry F. Fuller age 47 of
Panama City for violation
of probation. Fuller was
on probation for the
purchasing of controlled
substances and tampering
with physical evidence.
Fuller was transported to the
Gulf County Jail to await
first appearance.
July 9, 2005 around
8:33 a.m. the Port St. Joe
Police Department arrested
Bridgett Yvette Nickson
age 24 of Port St. Joe for
failure to appear on a
misdemeanor charge.
Nickson was taken to the
Gulf County Jail and bond
was set at $500.00.
July 13, 2005 around
12:06 a.m. the Port St.
Joe Police Department
arrested Melissa Y. Haun
age 23 of Port St. Joe
for no registration and
attaching tag not assigned.
Haun was transported to
the Gulf County Jail and
bond was set at $500.00.
July 9, 2005 around
5:31 p.m. the Port St. Joe
POlle-epartment arrested


sewer line approaches the
Stump Hole.
Commissioners
approved sending a letter
to Florida Sens. Bill Nelson
and Mel Martinez as well
as Congressman Allen
Boyd, urging them to lobby
the Air Force to expedite
the environmental study,
balancing the minimal, if any,
impacts of installing sewer
lines against failed septic
systems on the peninsula
which have the potential to
cause far more damage to
the bay.
"I'd like to get them to
move on the study," Vincent
aid.


James Hubert Griffin
age 37 of Port St. Joe for
driving while license are
suspended or revoked.'
Hubert was transported to
the Gulf County Jail to await
first appearance.

City Ordinance Regarding

"Abondoned and/or Junked

Vehicles" in Port St. Joe
The Port St. Joe Police
Department is currently
posting properties for
abandoned and/or junked
vehicles. Unsheltered
storage for a period of thirty
(30) days or more within
. the corporate limits
of the city, except in
licensed junk yards, of old
and unused stripped junk
automobiles not in good
and safe operating
conditions, and of any
other vehicles, machinery,
implements or equipment
or personal property of any
kind which is no longer
safe or usable for the
purposes foq wiph, it.. was
manufactured. Any vehicle
which does not have a current
tag .shall be. considered
a junked automobile.
Vehicles parked on city
right of way in violation


Commissioners
approved for advertisement
an ordinance which would
prohibit the burning of
household garbage in the city
and would allow for burning
of rubbish and debris by
permit only.
A fee schedule was
established, and modified
by commissioners, for those
seeking a permit to burn
rubbish or debris.
Reeves expressed
continued dismay with the
services provided by and the
progress made by MediaCom
in providing cable television
to city residents. A franchise
contract between the city
and MediaCom has yet to
be signed and there remain
some outstanding issues.
Reeves noted that the


of this ordinance will be
towed at owners expense
to storage facility. Officers
are currently locating
and documenting these
vehicles, which are not
in compliance of city
ordinance #296. If you
need additional information
regarding these vehicle
violations, please contact Port
St. Joe Police Department
at (850) 229-8265.-

"Substandard Structure and

Junk Abatement Code of the

City of Port St. Joe"
The Port St. Joe Police
Department will also be
locating and documenting
unfit/unsafe dwellings
or structures as well as
excessive growth of grass
and/or weeds within
the city limits. If you
own property that is in
violation of this City
Nuisance Ordinance #296
Section 30-1, the police
department is asking you
to correct the problem
before officers contact you.
Violation of city ordinance
#296 carries a fine of up
to $500.00 or up to 60
days in jail. Each day any.
such violation continues
shall constitute a
separate offense as per
General Provisions section
1-15, general penalty. If
you have any questions
regarding this ordinance
you may call 229-8265 or
stop by 410 Williams Avenue
to obtain a copy of the
ordinance. Thank you for
your help in this matter.
Lost and Found
A battery powered, chest
type cooler has. been found
and turned into the Port
St. Joe Police Department.
The cooler may be claimed
by calling 229-8265 or
stopping by the Port St. Joe
Police Department.
A key ring with keys
was turned, into the Port St.
Joe Police Department on
May 16, 2005. The keys
were found in the area of
St. Joe Furniture and can
be claimed at the Port St.
Joe Police Department,


company is well behind its
schedule for transforming
the city's cable system, that
residents were unhappy and
pushed for a motion to give
the company 30 days to fix
any problems or the city
should explore its options
with other companies.
"We need to get somebody
in here who is going to do
what they say they are going
to do and provide services,"
Reeves said.
Commissioner Benny
Roberts indicated that
the cable company was
scheduled to come on line
with its full 80-plus channel
package in the next two
weeks, with a box required
for customers who wished
pay movie channels.
The replacement of all


410 Williams Ave. Port St.
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Sheriff's Report
On July 8, Guillermo
C.. Castrejon, h/m, 23, of
Port St. Joe, was arrested for
not having a valid driver's
license.
On July 9, David Wayne
Hinson, w/m, 44, of Port
St. Joe,. was arrested for
possession of cocaine and
possession of marijuana;
Billy Lee Gainous, w/m. 40,
of Port St. Joe, was arrested
for DWLSR.
On July 11, Katrinia
Ann Melvin, W/f, 23, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for violation of pretrial
release.
'-On July 12, Kipling
Steven Scroggs, w/m, 27, of
Alabama, was arrested for
grand theft auto (Alabama).
On July 13, Joshua
Earl Adkison, w/m, 23, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for violation of probation;
Mona Ozenne Byrne, w/
f, 44, of Port St. Joe, was
arrested for DWLSR; Angel
Nicole Causey, w/f, 29, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for FTA.
On July 14, Troy
Daniel Kelly, w/m, 28, of


old cable with fiber optics
is nearly complete, Roberts
said, and he suggested
commissioners have one
more meeting with company
officials to iron out remaining
sticking points.
Commissioners agreed
to that proposal.
With budget hearings
to get under way later
this month, Reeves said
he had heard plenty from
constituents who desired a
break in the tax bills they
pay each year, a statement
echoed by Roberts.
"We need to send a
message we are going to do
everything we can to lower
the millage," Reeves said.
Pate rioted that the city
lowered its millage by one
mill last year and he hoped


Port St. Joe, was arrested
for possession of controlled
substance; Michael Brent
Dunn, w/m, 24, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested for DWLSR;
Donnie Jennings Mock,
w/m, 26, of Wewahitchka,
was arrested for violation of
pretrial release.

Driver License and

Vehicle Inspection

Checkpoints
The Florida Highway
Patrol will be conducting
driver license and vehicle
inspection checkpoints
during the month of July
in Bay, Gulf and Calhoun
counties.
Recognizing the danger
presented to the public by
defective vehicle equipment,
troopers will concentrate
their efforts on vehicles being
operated with defects such as
bad brakes, worn tires and
defective lighting equipment.
In addition, attention will be
directed to drivers violating
the driver license laws of
Florida.
The patrol has found
these checkpoints to be an
effective means of enforcing
the equipment and driver
license laws of Florida
ensuring the protection of all
motorists.


commissioners would be able
to push the rates lower again
this year.
"We are going to do our
best to cut a mill this time,
that's my goal," Pate said.

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By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Sitting in a butterfly
folding chair in the studio
below his home, Sam Kates
said he's been waiting 50
years for an event such as
this.
On July 28, Melissa
Farrell of Joseph's Cottage
in Port St. Joe will host one
of Kates's largest exhibits to
date.
It's not the exhibit,
however, for which Kates has
been waiting.
After more than 30 years
as a director of museums
in Florida, Tennessee and
Alabama, Kates retired to St.
Joe Beach in 2002.
He recounted recent
days in which he descended
into his studio in the early
morning hours. He directs
his paintbrush over a blank
canvas, telling the story
of shrimp boats marked
by years of hard work in
the Gulf's salty waters, of
weathered sand fencing that
decorates shoreline dunes,
of people that delight in the
area's natural beauty.
Kates said he gets so
wrapped up in an image that
before he realizes it, the day
i has passed and it's five in the
afternoon.
"11 forget to eat," he
laughs.
Never in his career has
Kates had the opportunity
to focus on his own artwork,
his own creations, instead of
working in order to simply
pay the bills.
To his retirement. Kates
Called himself a "Sunday
painter."
Over the past two years,
Kates said he has painted
between 50 and 60 images
and. worked diligently over
the past three months in
preparation for the upcoming
exhibit.
S"When you're working
in your real job. you don't
have time to do this." Katesi'
relished.
"I was lucky to have 6
paintings a year (when [ was
working full time)." '
Nearly every inch or wali
space, as well-asflor pac
in his studio is coveere'rwti''
one of his depictions of nati V
i life and scenery.
He describes his work


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Of his current subject "This area has sucl
matter, what many call character, a sense of place lik
the recently discovered
"Forgotten Coast," Kates said no other beach community,
he is certainly not lacking he said. "I enjoy and relate t
inspiration, it."


What:
Exhibit


Reception


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Opening featuring


as painterly realism. From
an abandoned skiff washed
ashore to a working shrimp
boat docked on the banks
of the Apalachicola River,
each of his works highlight
the special character of each
subject.
Light and shadows rule
every piece of his work, Kates
explained.
"I first see the shadows
in something and create a
composition around them,"
he said.
In addition to an
emphasis on light and
shadows, Kates also devotes
his concentration to the
details of his work ripples in
the tidal pools or rust stains
on a shrimp boat anchor.
"Details reflect life,"
he said. "I love detail it
intrigues me."
While cruising the
remote coastline or strolling
the beaches less than a
block from his home and a
scene captures his eye, Kates
snaps a reference photograph
before he ever picks up his
paintbrush.
As he examines the
photograph backing his studio,
Kates insists on drawing an
image before applying acrylic
paint to gessoed hardboard.
"I'd say 25 percent of the
process of creating a painting
is drawing it," Kates said. "If I
draw it, I understand it."
This conscious
establishment of a foundation
likely stems from Kates's
years as a museum director.
In the early 70s, Kates
was the director of what is
now the Tallahassee Museum
of History and Natural
Science. From there, he
headed north to Tennessee
to oversee the establishment
of the Chattanooga Nature
Center.
"Every project I've ever
done, we started out with a
master plan for growth and
development," he explained.
Kates managed the
Chattanooga project from
conception to fundraising,


Where: Joseph's Cottage,
209 Seventh Street, Port St.
Joe.

When: Thursday, July 28,
5-8 p.m. EST.

Exhibition Dates: July
28 August 20.


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construction and operation.
He then returned south
to Dothan to manage the
WiregrassMuseumofDothan,
where his years of dedication
to museum supervision are
duly credd the great hall
was named the Sam W. Kates
Great Hall. ,
"It's nice when you've
devoted the majority of your
life this is something that
has permanence and will be
there long after I'm gone," he
said.
Through his nearly
month-long exhibition at
Joseph's Cottage, Kates said
he hoped to find good homes
for his paintings.
He explained that he
relishes in creating pieces
that become a part of people's
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An Art Form Pursued in Earnest


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
As a small child growing
up in a Dead Lakes fish
camp, Earnest Hand saw
visions in wood.
The creatures of the
Wewahitchka swamp revealed
themselves in cypress trunks,
offering Hand a glimpse of
his artistic destiny.
At age 56, Hand has
become one of the area's
foremost artists, carving in
native cypress the visions of
his Wewahitchka boyhood.
Hand first began
sculpting commercially 16
years ago, giving up painting
and drawing years before,
unfulfilled by his attempts to
capture life on canvas.


It was time, said Hand,
to "go 3-D."
On Hwy. 22 and Creamer
Road in Wewahitchka stands
a weathered blue building
that once housed a service
station.
Hand converted the
abandoned building into
his Wood Sculpture Gallery
12 years ago, hanging a
handcrafted wooden shingle
beneath the sloping metal
roof.,
Inside, carefully rendered
alligators are frozen in their
tracks, a six-foot crane
swallows an unsuspecting
fish and a young girl tightens
her grip on a quick-swimming
dolphin.
In nearly all of Hand's


Hand added color to the face and lips of this sculpture using
shoe polish and filled in the eyes with a black permanent mark-
er.


sculptures, the wood dictates
the form, guiding his chisel
as he reveals the image
trapped inside.
"It's more interesting
to me to look at wood and
try to bring out what I can
visualize," noted Hand.
"More so than someone
commissioning me to do
something or just carving
from a block of wood."
Hand does his carving
in the back of his shop or at
home, beneath a shady tree.
He employs several tool boxes
worth of carving implements,
X-Acto knives, chainsaws,
files and sandpaper.
Hand uses different
colors of shoe polish, applied
with a toothbrush, to add
pigment to the lips and
faces of his African-inspired
sculptures.
The shoe polish stains
the wood while preserving its
natural texture.
"I developed [the
technique] on my own. Then
I discovered they were using
it around the world," said
Hand. "It's universal."
Hand cannot tell you the
time he has spent carving a
sculpture. For him, time is
irrelevant to art.
"I never keep up with
time. I work on it until I feel
like it's finished and then
assess the finished product
for price," explained Hand.
"Craftsmen deal in time.
If you consider your art by
time then you're limiting
yourself."
On the wall of his gallery,
a short distance from the
numerous blue ribbons and
best of show awards his
sculptures have earned at
art shows throughout the
South, a plaque is inscribed
with what Hand calls "a true
saying."
The plaque reads: "He
who works with his hands is
a laborer. He who works with ,
his heart is a craftsman. He
who works with his hands


and his head and his heart is
an artist."
Hand discovered the __ _


quote years ago and has
since adopted it as a personal
motto.
In his work, Hand
acknowledges a broad range
of influences "Every artist
inspires me, regardless of
what their medium is" and
is proud that his sons, Paul
and Earnest, Jr., have also
become woodcarvers.
Hand believes that his
talent is God-given and
admits an attachment "to
nearly every piece."
It is the pride that comes
with bringing a vision into
being.
"This is my comfort
zone, even though it looks
primitive," said Hand,
standing amid his gallery's
one-of-a-kind sculptures.


Artist Earnest Hand pets an alligator he carved out of cypress.
Hand's Wood Sculpture Gallery is located on Hwy. 22 and Creamer
Road in Wewahitchka.
"Anybody can carve from than make it be."
a block of wood. I want to
bring forth what is there (See more of Earnest Hand's
"I want to reveal it rather work on the following page)


One of Hand's large fish sculptures hovers above a row of awards that Hand earned at art fairs
throughout the South.


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(Left) In addition to his sculptures of alligators, turtles and other wildlife, Hand carves free-form
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who was forced by diminishing
eyesight to abandon painting
before she was born.
After nine full days of
painting, the trio completed
the Bluewater job.
In working together, the
family discovered that they
had a similar technique.
Though the mural is the work
of three artists, it possesses a
seamless continuity of style.
Dianna Harrison, the
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envisioned such a remarkable
outcome.
"I just never imagined it
would look like it did when
we got through," she said.
The other artists had no
such doubts.
"I knew that it would be
great," said Williams. "I sat
down and figured out where,


everything went."
Russ agreed. "I saw it,"
he said.
Recently, Dianna and her
son surprised Gulf County
ARC employee Catherine
Minger by painting a colorful
garden scene on her living
room wall.
The two had been
commissioned to do some
house painting, but decided
to leave Minger a token of
their affection.
"We decided to do that
and kind of surprise her,"
said Dianna.
Short of an invitation
to Minger's living room, the
public can view the family's
handiwork in the Bluewater
store.
Pleased with the mural's
warm reception. Ann. Dianna


and Russ have already begufi
discussing plans for future
art projects.
"I loved every minute of
doing this," said Williams. "I
loved working with Russ and
Dianna, too."
In the meantime, they
are pursuing separate
interests. Ann is attending
to her paintings, Russ is
pursuing his photography
and Dianna is focusing on
her work as ARC director,
her true passion.
Though she admits to
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looks forward to witnessing
her talent at work in the next
generation.
"I'm sure it will always
be in the family," she said.


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Corn Griffin's Boxing Record
'March 30, 1931 Corn Griffin (0-0) vs. Bob Tow (1-0), Birmingham, Ala.
.8 rounds, i6o decision
Sept. 28, 1931 'Corn Griffin (0-0) vs. Joe Knight (12-4-2). 10 rounds,
Knight by decision
Nov. 29, 1932 Corn Griffin (0-1) vs. Jerry Pavelec (2-9), West Palm
Beach, Fla., 9 rounds, KO Griffin
Jan. 17, 1933 Corn Griffin (1-1) vs. Frankie Edgren (3-2-1), Fort
Benning, Ga. 10 rounds, Griffin by decision
March 7, 1933 Corn Griffin (2-1) vs. Ted Sandwina (48-28-6), Columbus,
Ga. 1 round, KO Griffin
May 25, 1933 Corn Griffin (3-1) vs. Charlie "Trader" Horn (201'1-3),
New Haven, Conn. 10 rounds, Horn by decision
July 24, 1933 Corn Griffin (3-2) vs. Buck Everett (28-11-1), Ashville,
N.C. 3 rounds, TKO Griffin -
July 31, 1933 Corn Griffin (4-2) vs. Johnny "KO" Roberts (19-15-3),
Charlotte, N.C. 6 rounds, KO Griffin
Aug. 7, 1933 Corn Griffin (5-2) vs. Battling Bozo (18-10-8), Ashville,
N.C. 10 rounds, Griffin by decision
Sept. 4, 1933 Corn Griffin (6-2) vs. Buck Everitt (28-13-1), Ashville, N.C.
6 rounds, KO Everitt
SJan. 26, 1934 Corn Griffin (6-3) vs. George'Manley (68-19-6), Miami,
Fla., 10 rounds, Griffin by decision
Feb. 13, 1934 Corn Griffin (7-3) vs, Gordon Fortenberry (6-5-1), West
Palm Beach, Fla., 10 rounds, draw
June 14, 1934 Corn Griffin (7-3-1) vs. James J. Braddock (41-24-7),
New York City, 3 rounds, TKO Braddock
Aug. 4, 1934 *Cornm Griffin (7-4-1) vs. Yale Okun (58-27-5), Brooklyn,
N.Y., 2 rounds, TKO Okun
Oct. 5, 1934 Corn Griffin (7-5-1) vs. Yale Okun (59-27-5), New York
City, 6 rounds, Okun by decision
Oct. 28, 1934 Corn Griffin (7-6-1) vs. Tony Cancela (19-19-3), Chicago,
8 rounds, Cancela by decision
Nov. 5, 1934 Corn Griffin (7-7-1) vs. Adolph Wiater (16-2-1), Chicago, 8
rounds, Griffin by decision
Dec. 11, 1934 Corn Griffin (8-7-1) vs. Tony Cancela (21-19-3), Chicago,.
8 rounds, KO Cancela
April 12, 1935 Corn Griffin (8-8-1) vs. Buddy Baer (17-1), Chicago, 2
rounds, KO Baer
July 4, 1935 Corn Griffin (8-9-1) vs. Joe Knight (64-9-8), Jacksonville,
4 rounds, KO Knight
Aug. 7,-1935 Corn Griffin (8-10-1) vs. Tony Cancela (27-20-3), Chicago;
8 rounds, KO Cancela
Feb. 7, 1936 Corn Griffin (8-11-1) vs. Clarence "Red" Burman (13-9-0),
Baltimore, 1 round, KO Burman
July 4, 1936 Corn Griffin (8-12-1) vs. Barney Brock (8-1-0), 10 rounds,
Brock by decision Record: 8 wins, 13 losses, 1 draw, 1 no contest, 4 knock-
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and carry them (into cus-
tody) with their feet almost
off the ground."
Griffin was highly
respected and "played every-
thing straight down the line,"
the article said.
By the 1950s, Corn had
been traveling back and forth
on vacations and whenever
possible tp prepare the retire-
ment home in Wewahitchka.
It is unknown whether he
wisely stashed his .boxing
earnings, or if Corn and
Rachel were frugal with their
salaries, but by the mid-'60s
they had their spot on the
Apalachicola River.
"When I was a boy he
came over to see my dad,"
said James Ernest Rish, who
described himself as "distant
kin by marriage.".
"You could have taken
both my hands side by side
and they wouldn't have been
one of his. But you would
never guess he was a boxer.


He was rough looking, but
the nicest guy. I still remem-
ber him because he was such
a big man."
Dorothy Griffin married
Corn and Rachel's only child,
John Jr., in 1976. Corn
already was dead by then,
but Dorothy and John lived
in a-fine log house on prop-
erty adjacent to .Rachel.
"She was a lovely, sweet
little lady," Dorothy said of,
Rachel, who according to
Dorothy moved into a retire-
ment home near Columbus
a few years ago. "I think they
met when he was in the ser-
vice."
Rachel is 96; John
Charles Griffin Jr. died in
1987. Dorothy, originally
from Virginia, decided to
stay in the log house. Her
fondness for the river per-
haps mirrors the spirit that
prompted Corn to return to
his roots.


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"This place grows on
you," Dorothy said, and I
have so many good friends
here."
A grandson, John
Mitchell Griffin, lived in
Rachel's house until his
death. The house has been
vacant since, all the meimo-
rabilia long ago removed.
To Corn Griffin' L.L.
Lanier remembers only too
well the day Corn Griffin
died.
"I gave him the pole that
killed him," L.L. said. "We
lived on the steepest bank of
the Apalachicola River. There
was a pine tree down in that
hole, and he asked me if he
could have it for a gate post.
"I said, 'Don't tote that
thing by yourself,' but that's
exactly what he did. He put
it on his shoulders, it was
at least 12 feet long and
must have been six inches
around. He pulled it out of
that .damned hole. -
You'd have to have seen
it to believe it."
Corn got his gate post,
but knew that something
was wrong.
"He came in the house,
sat down in his chair and
didn't get up," Martha Lanier
said.
It was Jan. 9, 1973. Corn
Griffin was 61 years old.
He's buried in the Jehu
Cemetery just north of town,
next to his son with a plot to
his left reserved, for Rachel.
Until recently, the name
Corn Griffin barely resonat-


ed outside of a few folks in
Wewa, and those with long
memories in Columbus. Then
came the movie Cinderella
Man.
It revived not only a time
in history, but'the contribu-
tion of James J. Braddock,
and to a lesser degree, a man
named Corn.
It also helped a family
embrace part of its past, and
one of its own.
I couldn't wait to go
see the movie, my daughter
took me," said Mitchell Rish,
Alex's brother and Corn's
first cousin who lives in Lake
Mary.
"It is impressive I
learned quite a bit. And the
movie was very authentic."
Said granddaughter
Rachel Milo: "I cried. It was
just like stepping back into
his past. I had heard my
grandmother and aunt talk
about it *those days."
On June 14, 1934, two
boxers met in the ring. One,
an unknown until a few
months before, was a' solid
favorite and labeled by some
as the second-ranked heavy-
weight contender!.
The other was a washed-
up pug trying to put food on
the table.
After that night it was
James J. Braddock, not Corn
Griffin, who was on the fast
track toward the heavyweight
title. It appears that one year
later, Corn already had put
that event into perspective.
One bit of information the


Griffin's property is along one of the steepest areas of. the
Apalach river.


ning upset to claim the
crown on June 13, 1935, the
new champion and his man-
ager, Joe Gould, received
congratulatory telegrams
from Gene Tunney and Lou
Gehrig, among others, as
well as Jimmy Cagney and


- .champion from tlie cracker
who started him on his way
up," he said, reading the
telegram aloud. "Would like
to meet you again."
"Griffin?" Braddock
asked;
"Thank God for Corn


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By Kay Kelly
I guess this would be as
good a time as any to talk
about salt tolerant plants.
We just never know with
a hurricane, do we? We
were all braced, boarded,
and supplied up
for a wind event,
and darned if
.the water didn't
sneak up and
whomp us a good
one, from Indian
Pass to St. Mark's
and beyond. -
In case you
have been in
Amsterdam and
haven't heard,
the fourth named
storm of the 2005
hurricane season
produced a storm
surge along the
Forgotten Coast,
with waters rising
9 to 10 feet above
normal. The waves
in the Gulf grew
steadily bigger
throughout th
Sunday morning
of the storm.
On St. George
Island everyone's
attention was
focused on the
beaches, but the :
wind shifted arotind mid-
morning and the water from
the bay started rising as
well. By noon, hours before
the storm came ashore at
Navarre Beach, the bay water
had met the gulf water from
the other, and the island
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contact Don Peacock, mem-
bership chairman at 817-
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donpeacock@aol.com.


paralleling the coastline went
under water, buckled, and
washed away. The surge
made kindling of old buildings
that have weathered many
other storms. The foliage of
trees, vines and grasses up


and down the coast looks
like it has been swept across
with a blowtorch.
A high water event like
the one Hurricane Dennis
produced is a gardener's
nightmare, and a naturalist's
sweet revenge. -The past two
weeks hdve been nothing if
not instructive about what
to plant for longevity in a
coastal .landscape, and what
to plant as a sacrifice to the
weather gods. In an event
-like this, even salt-tolerant
plants are put to the test
when they have to endure
salt spray on the leaves, and
an inundation of salt water
in the roots.
When a landscape in
inundated with salt water,
recovery may not be so easy.
Too. much salt causes water
to move out of the plant
cells through the process of
osmosis. In my yard this
has happened to a lot of
supposedly salt tolerant
plants which are now, in a
word, toast. The leaves have'
turned brown and black, not
helped at all by the hot, dry
weather following the storm.
But this is understandable
considering Apalachicola Bay
decided to visit the yard for
several hours. Other plants,
the onds that create the
majority of the landscape,
look like that weekend storm
surge was just another
spring shower. The sabal
palms, Chinese fan palms,
European fan palms, sagos,
Lady palms, yucca, cast iron
plant, and even the liriope
are perfectly happy. The live


oaks in the yard are hanging
on to all their leaves, this
time, and the confederate
jasmine on the fence is no
more yellow that it normally is
at this time of year. I have to
take a 'wait and see' attitude
on the firespike and
the agapanthus...
neither seem too
happy about the
bath they got. The
centipede grass, too,
is toast, but it always
seems to rebound
without problem.
Happily, my old foe
poison ivy is brown
as dirt, but I know
itwill be back with a


vengeance.
In fact, I expect
a lot of the plaints
which look dead to
I recover. I see green
when I skin back
the bark on slender
branch tips, telling
me it is only a matter
of time before the
plant pushes out new
leaves. When I see
this happening I plan
to fertilize everything
to help out.
Some of the
landscape plants
that have survived
the weather with no
sign of damage are text-book
predictable. Pittosporums,
junipers, Indian hawthornes,
and muhly grasses are just
fine, thank you. The sabal
palms look greener than
ever. Some plants'actually
grow better with a little salt.
All you gardeners sitting,
inland, thinking this event
didn't effect you, take note.
Salt water can intrude pretty
far inland into shallow wells,
too, when you are using
more water than is replaced.
And some municipalities,
usually in more populated,
urban areas, are using
wastewater for irrigation on
public property. This is a
good recycling effort as long
as we keep in mind that
this 'reclaimed' water also
contains ,enough .salt to be
detrimental to some plants.
The word to the wise,
when faced with salt water
from wells,, wind, or tidal
surge, is to flush the
landscape with fresh water'
repeatedly for several days
to wash the salt through the
sand and .out of the root
zone. Supplement, your
regular fertilizer with iron,
manganese, and phosphorus,
as these minerals may have
become unavailable to the
plant from the soil.
Above all, do not be
discouraged. Replant.
Blooming plants lift the spirit
and we need that right now.
Whether you re-landscape
the whole yard, or just put a
new pot of annuals out front,
we will all be glad you did.


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Saving for College Tax-free


Q. An acquaintance of mine
is in jail, and wants me
to post bail for him. Will
I get my money back?

A: As a matter of fact, it is
possible that you won't!
New legislation was
passed in Florida that
went into effect on July
1, 2005, which transfers
the responsibility of
handling bail bonds from
the Courts to the Clerk
of Court. It requires the
Clerk of Court to apply
monies posted as a Cash
Bond toward the payment
of court fees, courts costs
and criminal penalties
prior to returning Cash


Bond money to the
depositor (Section 57,
Section 903.286, Florida
Statutes). This bill went
into effect on July 1,
2005, and the Clerk of
Court began complying
with this statutory
requirement on that date
in all criminal cases..
So, if you want your
money back, it would be
wise to make sure your
acquaintance has the
means and intention to
pay you back!
As always, if you have any
questions, you, may
contact my office at (850)
229-6113.


By Aaron Farnsley
There are several different
alternatives for saving for
your child's retirement. The
most popular choices are
the. Florida Pre-paid College
Program, Educational IRA's,
and 529 Plans. Section 529
Plans have been the fastest
growing way of saving for
college, increasing by 38.6% to
$55.4 billion in total savings,
in the past year. They are also
the focus of this article.
529 Plans allow grantors
to set aside money on an after-
tax basis to help fund a child's
education. This grantor can
be a family member such as
a parent, grandparent, uncle,
or aunt. If the money is used
for educational purposes,.
all earnings are tax-free.
For example, a grandparent
sets 'aside $10,000 for an


infant. The $10,000 grows to
$25,000 by the time goes to
college. Under this scenario,
if the money is used for higher
educational purposes, the
full amount (including the
$15,000 gain) can be used tax-
free. The money can be used
at any "qualified institution."
A qualified institution is any.
institution eligible for federal
student aid, and includes
technical and vocational
colleges.
In addition to the tax
benefits on earnings, there
are several other significant
advantages to a 529 plan.
For example, despite gifting
the money to benefit a specific
child, if the child does not use
the money, the entire account
(including accumulated
earnings) can be directed to
another beneficiary. Unlike


other types of gifting, the
grantor retains control
over the account after the
child becomes a legal adult.
Another significant benefit is
the fact that once the gift is
made, it is no longer included
in the estate tax of the grantor.
However, if the grantor needed
the money due to some type
of hardship, they could then
take the money back under
their control by paying a 10%
penalty tax on the earnings.
In summary, 529 plans
provide substantial tax breaks
on investment earnings for
saving for college, while
allowing a great deal flexibility
with regard to which financial
institution is' attended and
which family member uses the
funds. 529 plans also allow
the grantor to remove assets
from their taxable estate while


Good Manners at Home... and in Congress


NOTICE OF SMALL SCALE

MAP AMENDMENT LAND

USE CHANGE

The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
proposes to adopt by ordinance the following:

ORDINANCE NO. 2005 -

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COM-
.PREHENSIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH PROCE-
DURES REQUIRED FOR SMALL-SCALE MAP
AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY
UNDER STATE STATUES SECTION 163.3187,
SPECIFICALLY CHANGING PARCEL ID
#00363-050R, 8.50 ACRES OF A TRACT
OR PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING
PART OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH,
RANGE 8 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FROM CONSERVATION TO RESIDENTIAL
LOW DENSITY PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.

A Public Hearing on this ordinance will be held at
the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
meeting on Tuesday, July 26, 2005' at 6:00 p.m. ET,
in the Gulf County Commission Meeting Room at
the Gulf County Court House, 1000 Cecil G. Cos-
tin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL. A copy of the ordi-
nance is available for inspection at the Gulf County
Court House in the Clerk's Office.

All interested parties are encouraged to appear at
the meeting to be heard regarding the consider-
ation of the comprehensive plan amendment or-
dinance.


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* By Congressman Allen Boyd
"Mind your manners"
is a phrase I often heard my
mother say as she raised- my
two siblings and me. We were
aware at a very young age that
.fighting with each other-even
the slightest bit of bickering-
would not go unpunished. At
the time, I took her teachings
for granted, but as I got older,
I realized the wisdom of her
words and advice. Nowadays,
this same sort of squabbling
that I did as a child seems
to be commonplace among
adults in policy and political
discussions. Every time I
turn on the; television, I see
program hosts, analysts and
politicians arguing back and
forth' about different issues.
While I can relate to their
passion over these important
matters, I think many have
forgotten how to hold a
civil, healthy debate without
personally attacking others.
Flashy performances seem to
have overshadowed making
intelligent and honest points,
and this is not helpful as we
try to solve the challenges
facing our nation.
At a time when our country
is deeply divided along party
lines, it is important to keep
the rhetoric civil and try to
cooperate with one another.
I think, most Americans
are disappointed with the
behavior they are seeing out of
Republicans and Democrats
alike. The American people
deserve politicians who will
spend their time working for
them, not working against
each other. For this reason, I
recently joined the Center Aisle
Caucus-commonly branded
the Civility Caucus-to help
improve relations ambng my
colleagues on both sides of
the aisle, encourage healthy
and constructive debate on
the House floor, and promote
bipartisanship in Congress.
The Center Aisle Caucus,
formed by Representatives
Tim Johnson (R-IL) and Steve


" an 1;i.






Joe McCallister

850-227-4585


Israel (D-NY), is a bipartisan
group of House members
committed to working
cooperatively to achieve a
civil climate for conducting
our nation's business. 'More
than 40 of my colleagues from
both parties have joined this
group, all with the ultimate
goal of working together in a
more positive and productive
manner.
Congress was intended
to be a branch of government
that stimulates discussion
and where .compromise is
possible, but partisanship
stands as a hindrance to
this purpose. Disagreements
between Democrats and
Republicans will always exist,
and there are many issues on
which neither party may ever
agree. While understanding
there will always be
disagreements on either
side of the aisle, substantive
discussion should be possible
and' even encouraged among.
our leaders who must set an
example for the American
public.
Conducting debate in a.
reasonable way and reducing


partisanship are both
important objectives adopted
by the Center Aisle Caucus,
to improve the atmosphere
and effectiveness of Congress.
Instead of looking for ways to
disagree, we must search for
ways to agree and use this as
a foundation for our policy
discussions. The Center
Aisle Caucus will also push
for rule changes to' allow
more unscripted debate on
the House floor in order to
support members' differing
philosophies and engage in. a
more civil and well-rounded
discussion.
Working for our
constituents and the greater
good of the country must
always be our first priority.
As government leaders, we
should support ideas based
on merits, not whether an
idea stemmed from the
Republican or Democratic
camp. The Center Aisle
Caucus is founded on these
beliefs and the certainty that
a more civil environment in
Washington will result in a
more productive one as well. I
will continue to stand my


ground on core issues that are
important to my constituents
in North Florida, but I will
do so without personally
attacking my colleagues. At
the same time, I do not think
it is farfetched or naive to
believe that there are many
issues on which Republicans
and Democrats can work
together so that the nation
will benefit.
Members of the Center
Aisle Caucus share a steadfast
and overarching interest in
making government work
for the people, and it is this
belief that led me to join this
important group. It is my hope
that in the coming months we
are able to help improve the
atmosphere in Washington so
that it is more conducive to
legislative progress instead of
a haven for political rhetoric.
Policy disagreements are par
for the course, but it is time
for government leaders to
respect each other's opinions,
which in turn will be good for
democracy and the American
people.


Thank you to the following businesses for

their contribution to the

1st Annual Caring for Caregivers Conference.


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p


retaining control over how the
funds are invested, how they
are dispersed, and who they
are used to benefit despite the
age of the beneficiary. Finally,
although no longer considered
part of the grantors estate, if
necessary the funds can be
brought back into the personal
assets of the grantor.
Please keep in mind, as
with any investment, it is
important to review personal
factors such as your risk
tolerance, time horizon,
objectives, and state of
residency to make certain
that it is appropriate for your
specific situation. .
Aaron Farnsley is a
Certified Financial Planner,
a Chartered Financial
Consultant, and has an MBA
from Florida State University.
For questions regarding
this article, or suggestions
for topics of future articles
please e-mail Aaron Farnsley
at Aaron.Farnsley(a,Farnsley.
corn, or call him at 227-3336.


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RESIDENTIAL


Bay Front 100921 51,250,000
Come see this beautiful Bay Front home

Gulf Front 105401 52,250,000
Breathtaking Gulf front property w..ith a
screened in heated pool luxurious hotl tub.
Private boardwalk to private beach



Canal Front 106282 5895,000
4 2.5 Cottage in Waterside Village de',elop-
ment.


Gulf View
Spacious 2/2.
with views


106181 $595,000
Short walk to beach 3 decks


Interior 106211 $587,000
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 $450,000
Well built 2/1 home with large screened porch.
Only steps to the beach.

Interior 105391 $425,000
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 $639,000
Canal Front and Gulf Vievw! Boat slip with lift. A
2/? that's perfect.

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

Canal Front 105848 $995,000
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 $495,000
Catch the breeze from the Gulf as you sit on
your front porch swing. Immaculate 4/3. on a
corner lot..

Gulf View 104020 $395,000
Very nice 2/2.5 townhouse in Mexico Beach.

Close to Beach 105861 $415,000.
Gulfview townhome is just steps away from
the beach:.

Interior 105801 $359,000
A quaint 3/2 home just a short walk to beach.

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

Canal Front 105311 $749,000
Waterside village is located in the heart of
Mexico Beach, with amenities such as boat
dock, etc.

Gulf View 105388 $950,000
Immaculate 5/4 beach home built in 2000
.with a spectacular view of the Gulf.

Interior 106297 $247,000
There are 2 mobile homes on this lot both are,
2/1.2 1/2 blocks from beach..


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LAND


Gulf View 106415 5995,000
3. 3 Gulf View home located in Beacon Hill.



Interior 106375 5275,000
Spacious 3 2 doublev.'ide mobile home with
screened porch and storage shed area outside.
2 1 .'2 blocks from beach.


Commercial
Excellent location
Zoned commercial


106165 $275,000
in downtown Port St Joe.
business.


Interior 103895 $299,000
Must seel Brand ne.v 3. 2.5 home on corner lot.
Spacious floor plan


Bay Front 103551
3 Bay front lots located near
Highland View.


51,395,000
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 Investment!.

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

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

Interior 104655 $235,000
Nice deck around pool. Beautiful landscaped,
8 person jacuzzi, shed, privacy fence, 1/2 mile
from schools in Port St. Joe.

Gulf View 102494 $525,000
Gulf View from the numerous decks. Two and
a half lots!! Countless upgrades! Whirlpool
tub, etc.

Interior 104983 $297,000
This is a must see! Totally renovated 3/1.5 in
Port St. Joe;

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




Interior 103748 $639,000
Excellent for mini ranch or investment to subdi-
vide. Residential/Commercial.

Interior 103896 $450,000
A beautiful place in the country, but yet close
to town. A home with 4+ acres located on
Bodie Lister Rd. Many options for this property.
A 1/1 on a large parcel. Room to remodel and
expand

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

Interior 104453 $249,000
Custom built, impeccably maintained 3/2 on
2.5 acres.

River Front 104648 $225,000
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.

Apalacicola


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


Gulf View 103497 5365,000
Gulf views s from upper le3ele with appropriate floor
plan Great lot at the end of the street
Mexico Beach 103498 55,000,000
The home situated on the property .I to convey .vith
land purchase in ,ii AS IS condition
Mexico Beach 103540 5260,000
Great loti Short walk to beach Malture trees camel-
lias and azaleas on lot
Mexico Beach 105375 5239,900
Walking distance to Gulf of Me..ico Clearedi



Interior 106752 5124,900
2 lots situated between CR 386 and Borders Road.
Opportunities are knocking. Lot size is 1.39 acres.
Interior 106753 $249,900
3 lots located at corner of CR 386 and Borders Road.
Opportunities knocking. Lot size is 2.13 acres.
interior 106294 $269,900
75x150 lot in St. Joe Beach. Just 2 blocks from
beach.
Gulf View 105389 $775,000.
90x93 lot with Gulf View. A perfect place to build
your beach home.
Gulf View 104321 $695,000
189x58 lot on Highway 98 in St. Joe Beach. 4 lots
available zoned commercial.


Overstreet 104028
5 lots situated at the corner of two pc
Opportunities are knock
Overstreet 104027
185' of creekfront seclusion. Possibilitie
s galore for this beautiful 3 acre parcel.


Overstreet
Build today,
Intracoastal.


102536
minutes from


the c


$595,000
aved roads.

$195,000


$325,000
ocean and


Gulf Front 106440 $1,375,000
478x50 Gulf front lot located on Cape San Bias.


Cape San Bias 102841
Gulfview lot at Summer Sands.


River Front 106358
Very nice waterfront lot on
Wewahitchka. 334.31 x100.


$850,000


$150,000
the Dead Lakes in


Water Front 104935 $76,000
- 210x200 creek front lot in Howards Creek.


Indian Pass 102115 $375,000
Great lot at great price in the Reservation at Indian
Pass.

3I I I-'I[
Interior 106498 $150,000
Commercial lot on Highway 98 in Carrabelle.
Carrabelle 105190 $599,900
Poston Bayou lot with access to the Carrobelle River
and a beautiful view of Timber Island and city of
Carrabelle River Front. 3 lots available.
Gulf Front 105810 $750,000
Gulf Front residential lot located in Carrabelle.
Carrabelle 104894 $239,000
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Spiritual

Warfare
By Billy Johnson
Christians are at war
every day
Worldly things try to
draw us away.
The power of satan is
stronger than men, Unless
the Holly Spirit lives within.
We need all the armor of
God, To fight sin and satan
in the world we trod.
Christians are slack in
our war today.
Prayer in our schools
has been taken away.
The Ten Commandments
God etched in stone.
But can't be shown in a
government zone.
Murder by abortion is
legal today.
About 4,000 babies die
each day this way.
Women with women,
men with men.
Tell me Christians, where
have we been?
This nation was founded
on God and His Word.
Makes you wonder if
the Supreme court has ever
heard.
Sodom and Gomorrah
were destroyed for' living this
way.
Wake up Christian get
closer to God, this could
Spend to U.S.A.


WERLAND FAMILY COMFORTER
NERL HOME FUNERAL HOME
W. P. "Rocky Comforter
th Street PortSt. Joe L.F.D.
0) 229-8111 (850) 227-1818


COSTIN & COSTIN
LAW OFFICES
Charles A. Costin
Personal Injury' Real Estate
Workers' Compensaton
(850) 227-1159





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MEXICO BEACH CRYSTAL SANDS TREATY THE STAR RISH, GIBSON
ANIMAL CLINIC 1602 Highway 98, Come Visit Us At Our New Location & SCHOLZ, P.A.
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ftenISBwaPetpprs m.crystalsadsreaf.com (850) 227-1278 (850) 229-8211


The Watsons to Sing at New Harvest Fellowship
The Watsons from p.m. CT. further information call Bob
Chipley will be singing at New We are on Highway 71 2 Davis 674-8447 or Bro. Edd ie'
Harvest Fellowship Church, miles north of Wewahtichka. Causey at 639-6191.
Saturday July 23rd at 6:00 Everyone is invited. For Hope to see you there.


"Safari Adventure" Vacation Bible School


The First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach located
823. N 15th Street, will
holding Vacation Bible


I'm Your "Ba
Currently available for
adoption at the Humane
Society are: Baby (pictured)
a nice female dachsund;
Mike and Mindy, two red
mixed breed pups; Jessie, a
female long-haired Shepard
mix; Foxie, a small black
and white female terrier
pup; Sarge, a large red male
Bulldog; Little Bob, a male
Bulldog pup and Margo, a
young black Lab female.
Also available are: Kutra,'
Golden Retriever/Chow male,


Vne ---4 sIui ML UJ

iby" Tonight
neutered,' shots, heartworm
free, housetrained; Max and
Meg, three-month old pup-
pies and many kittens, just
weaned... and several cats
already spayed or neutered
and ready to go. Please go
see!
For more information,
contact the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society at 227-1103
or visit the Humane Society's
web site at www.sjbhumane-
society.org.


New Lost and Found Pet Site Hopes to Expand
Pets are lost at an related services. They offer lot of cooperative effort."
alarming rate. Over 80,000 many free services; listings They are proud of being
rT ts go missing every day of veterinarians, pet shelters, the first of this much need-
rvith only 18%, of them ever adopt-a-pets which are local ed service to promote the
getting returned. These vul- to each state. Their site offers return of lost animals on
nerable little members of a forum which allows pet such a broad scale utilizing
our families are traumatized owners to exchange thoughts cooperative efforts.
without a means in which to with each other about any- Heiler expects The Pet
communicate how to .get thing and everything. They Rescue to' generate stich
them back to their families, even have their own little interest that volunteers will
The Pet Rescue LLC will weekly magazine, Paw Prints be needed to assist to help
send lists of lost and found Weekly, which has animal- be needed to assist to help
pets to all veterinarians, related news and helpful bring the pets back home to
pet shelters, and pet-related hints in maintaining healthy their families. Please check
centers for, the local areas. pets. out the web site at www.the-
It is the only service which Mary Heiler, managing petrescue.com.


aggressively advertises all
lost and found animals with
photosthroughouttheUS and
Canada. They cooperate and
exchange help with all pet-


,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


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


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Sunday School: 10:00a m.


r '7:W00p.m.
All Times are EST


Dan Rhodes
PASTOR


Denimor, Loyl'S "
DisarrfCJildrcn Ministrie


Jesus is Lord an He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:


382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306


Alike We
Pas


Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m
Evening Service 6:00 p.m.
stbrook, Discipleship Training 5:00 p.m.
*tor Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.


S) FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship
10:00 a.m. Sixteenthf Street
Fellowship Time .
10:45 a.m. "0 "
Adult School 1
11:00 a.m.
*Sunday School 0 D
*Young Children
Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blv.
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron





1 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
SundalyMshipServics:9:00 a.m. CST
SulndqWSiol:10:15 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexio Beach United Methodist (hurch
NURSEir PROVotse
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


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.


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

BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
SI 311 Columbus St. St: Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: Generd Asimbly 9:45 a.m. Bible, Study all ags 10 a.m.
Morning Vinip 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6p.m.
WEIDNESDAY Choir Practice 6p.m
Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7p.m.
'0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trustbth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join u in uonrship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725


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

( The friendly place to worship! ftl

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


Judith Ann

Luckwell
Judith Ann Luckwell of
Port St. Joe passed away July
7. She was born January,
21, 1935 in Norfolk Va. to
Nick and Betsy Carter. She
moved to Pass-A-Grille, Fl. in
1952 and was a graduate of
the Ringling School of Art in
Sarasota. In 2003 she moved
to Port St. Joe.
She is the mother
of Krys Kelley and Billy
Luckwell; grandmother of
Koelle, Piper, George and
Krystian Kelley; and great-
grandmother of Tory Ira Jean
McRae.
A memorial service will


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;


be held at Bay St. Joseph
Care and Rehabilitation
Center with the date and
time to be announced at a
later date. In lieu of flowers
donations, may be made to
the American Red Cross in
Mrs. Luckwell's memory.
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home.


Harold Kennedy

Shores
Harold Kennedy Shores,
44, of Cottondale, died
Friday, July 15 at his resi-
dence.
Mr. Shores was a life-
long resident of Jackson


older youth are welcome toa
help.
For. more 'information
please call 648-5776.


County and a carpenter by.
trade. Survivors include two
sons; Jason Eric Shores of
Blountstown, Curtis Eugene
Shores of Gulf County; four
brothers: Claude Franklin
Shores and wife Lora, Gordon
Shores, Clyde Monroe Shores
and James Richard Shores,
two sisters: Pauline Heath-
and Betty Geraldine Piercy
and husband Rick.
Funeral services will be
held at 2 pm, Wednesday;.
July 20 at Maddox Chapel.
Burial will follow at Hickory'
Level Cemetery with Rev.'
Andy Glover officiating.:;
Brothers- will serve as pall-
bearers with James andt
Sikes Funeral Home Maddox'
Chapel directing.
The family will receive
friends 6-8 pm, Tuesday;:
July 19 at Maddox Chapel.


WORSHIP


At the Church


of Your Choice


this Sunday


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

Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in orship., Apalachicola Panama City
710:30 Sunday Morning Hwy.98
7:00 Wednesday Evening < >
Pastors Andrew i
&
S Cthy Rutherford Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible training Center graduates y family ie Church
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net Wewahitchko
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


"A Reformed Voice
Sl in the Community"

Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School ..................... 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Fellowship ..............10:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service .......... 11:00 a.m.,
Sunday Evening,Service ......8....... 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Night (Bay.St. Joseph) .. 6:30 p.m.
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship ....6:00 p.m.
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of faith Christian School

you're Among riendsat
T Oak Grove dmbly afGod
David A. fernandez, Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 Parsonage: 850-2296271
613 Madison Street 'Port St. Joe. fL
Schedule ofServices
Sund ayW Wdnisdad "
Sunday School 9.45a m id WeekMeal :00pa .
M'orningIWVorship 10.45am Mid Week tbleSudy 6:1Spm
Xds on the Move o1045sam, Ministry In .ction 6:15pm
Cross Training Vuth 6:15pm
Men's Minlst-rv (ondav 6:30pm
Candles Ministry- Tuesday 7,00pm
Dynamic Palse Worship 'Prechlno the ure 'Word

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

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


Long Avenue Baptist Church

Building A Community Of

Faith, Hope & Love


Storm Chasers...The Weather Channel on tv often presents a program' on "storm chasers."
These men & women actually go out of their way to find & photograph nature's most severe
storms. For the best results these folks get as close to being in the middle of the storm as pos-
sible.
Personally, we face "storms" that challenge us emotionally, financially, physically, & spiritu-
ally. We are often right in the middle of our own storm. The Bible says, "This hope we have as an
anchor of the soul, a hope both sure &'steadfast." Yes, our Lord is bigger than any storm! Trust Him
today!
1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL For More Information Call 229-8691
Worship on Sunday: 10:30am Bible Study on Sunday: Worship on Wednesday:
and 7':00pm 9:15am and 6:00pm 7:00pm


-The Catholic Church of Gulf County

S Welcomes You
St. Joseph St. Lawrence Mission
20th &'Monument Hwy 71 North
Port St. Joe, P Wewahitrchka, FL
(850) 227-1417
Weekend Mast schedule


Sat: 4:00pm (ET).
Sun: 9:30 am (ET)


Established 7937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years-


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GCEC Sponsors Washington, D.C. Trip for Local Students


Two local students,
Hall Price and Jenni
Wigglesworth, recently
traveled to Washington,
D. '. as winners of Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative's
Washington, D..C. Youth Tour
competition. The competition
is part of the nationwide


"Fresh", as in new.
"Fresh", as in a wash
of brilliant, sparkling
transparent watercolor. The
Mexico BeachWelcome 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
watercolorist 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,
Tennessee. 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
simple 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

Camp Monarch

Pirate Cruise for

Bereaved Children
Eovenant Hospice invites
bereaved children ages 5
thrQdgh 15 to attend Camp
Morarch on July 23 from
11. m 2 pm. This is a
funfilled, half- day camp- for
children who have recentlyy
lostia loved one.
Registered campers
will -enjoy a complimentary
lunch at The.- Boatyard
Restaurant and then set sail
on supervised pirate cruise
complete with games, crafts,
andpteam building activities.
There is no charge to attend.
To register, please call Sarah
Jackson at 785-3040.


Central Florida

Camping Club Meeting'
The Central Florida
Carnping Club; aka: Crank-
Y-Campers, has members
and 'camps all over the state
andrinvites you to come out
and, meet new people and
make new friends at one
of our monthly campouts.
Children and pets welcome.
'For more information call .
4077699-3039 or 407-575-
330p. Ourwebsiteis geocities.
com/crankycampers.


Rural Electric Youth Tour
program.
Each year, the
Cooperative sponsors the
contest for eleventh-graders
whose parents or guardians
are members of GCEC.
Contestants are interviewed
by a panel of three judges


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
growing .up in a small town,"
says Creasy. "I was taught
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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 r-oom."
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 studying
with renowned ATnerican
watercolorist John Pike
in Woodstock, New York,
and Norman Rockwell' in
Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
"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
remembers.
"And while my career
in advertising physically
.removed ine 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 experiences into
watercolors that are
earning attention in circles
throughout the Southeast.
From the pristine Bay
Islands of Honduras to the
hidden backroads of rural
Tennessee, Chuck's subject
matter reflects the road map
of his career, travels as well


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from the electric cooperative
industry, and two winners
are chosen to travel on an
all-expenses-paid trip to
Washington, D. C. in June,
where theyjoin other students
and chaperones representing
electric cooperatives all over
the United States to tour our


as an adman's insatiable
curiosity about how things
work in real life the mystery
of a forgotten dugout canoe
that once served as a means
of making a living for a family
on the island of Guanraja,
the way late afternoon light
wraps around a weather-


worn lighthouse 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 member of the Southern
Watercolor Society and
has received hundreds of
local, regional, national and
international awards' for
creative excellence. Chuck
and, Marnie ,have, moved to
St. Joe Beach, FL where he
is' pursuing hIis 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 10AM
to 4PM, 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.


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PATRICK JONES AT 850-814-5878

Port St. Joe Office
252 Mdrina Drive. Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Office (850) 227-9600
,, f Fax (850) 227-2115
Toll Free (800) 451-2349
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New Watercolors by Chuck Creasy Featured


at Mexico Beach Welcome Center Gallery


nation's capital. This year
marked a record turnout,
with more than 1,425
students and 260 chaperones
participating in the tour.
The theme of the 2005
Youth Tourwas "Commitment
to Community." According to
NRCEA Director of Grassroots
Advocacy Randy Dwyer, the
program emphasizes how
today's teens can improve
their communities.
"The Youth Tour provides
a unique opportunity for us
'to impact the future," he said.
"By giving these students a
glimpse of our great past,
they can gain an appreciation
of the 'cooperative difference.'
We want them to take the
cooperative values with them
as they progress in the career
paths of their choice."
The centerpiece event of
the tour is Youth Day, when
participants assemble for a
rally and then go to Capitol
Hill to visit their lawmakers.
At the rally, Nebraska
'State Senator Dave Landis
dramatically portrayed
former U. S. Senator George
W. Norris, author of the
'Rural Electrification Act (now
called the Rural Utilities
Service) and the legislation
creating the Tennessee Valley
Authority. Wearing .period
attire from the 1930s, Landis
explained the political and
economic environment of
the times, which, created the
need for rural electrification.
Another highlight was an
inspirational speech by
Mike Schlappi, a four-time
Paralympics medalist in
men's wheelchair basketball.
Partially paralyzed from
a shooting accident at. 14,
Schlappi explained his
"attitude therapy" of never
giving up, no matter what life
throws at you.
While in Washington,
Price and Wigglesworth
toured the Holocaust, Air
and Space and International
Spy' Museums; Arlington
National Cemetery; the Iwo
Jima Monument; the U. S.
Capitol area; the Korean,
Lincoln, Vietnam, FDR and
Jefferson Memorials; Fords
Theater; Mt. Vernof; Old


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Hali Price and Jenni Wigglesworth in front of the Washington
Monument.


Alexandria; the Library of
Congress; Pentagon City;,
and the National Cathedral.
They also enjoyed a play; the
U. S. Marine Corps Sunset
Parade; and a boat cruise
and dance on the Potomac
River.
"We were proud to have
Hali and Jenni represent Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative in
Washington," GCEC Manager
of Marketing and Member
Services Michael White said.
The Washington, D. C.
Youth Tour Program has
been in existence since 1957
when co-ops sent students
to Washington,. D. C. to
work during the summer.
By 1964, the program was
catching on, and the National
'Rural Electric Cooperative
Association began to


coordinate the efforts of
the co-ops. Since then,
thousands of young people
have experienced this once-
in-a-lifetime opportunity to
visit our nation's capitol and
learn about our government.
Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative is part of the
Touchstone Energy@ national
alliance of local, consumer-
owned electric cooperatives
providing.high standards of
service to customers large
and small. GCEC serves
approximately 19,300
consumers in Bay, Calhoun,
Gulf, Jackson, Walton and
Washington counties and
in the municipalities of
Wewahitchka, Ebro, Lynn
Haven, White City, Fountain
and Southport.


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Indian Pass Raw Bar this place has
captured the market on "unique din-
ing". The Indian Pass Raw Bar serves
up the area's best oysters, steamed
shrimp, crab legs and variety of simi-
lar delectables. The semi-self service
restaurant offers great atmosphere
and charm (Not to mention Great
Food). This is a must while vacationing
in Paradise.
Check us out at www.indianpassrawbar.com
8391 C-30A,
South of Port St. Joe
850-227-1670
New Hours:
Tuesday Thursday: 12:00-8:00
Friday Saturday: 12:00-9:00
Beginning this Sunday, May
30th we will open at 1:00
pm and this schedule will
continue until Labor Day.


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3006 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, Florida 648-8950

July All You Can Eat
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SUNDAY MONDAY
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Potatoes & Slaw Of The Day
Cheese Grits & Slaw


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Discount Price With ID


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$14.99
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Cheese Grits & Slaow

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Department of Health Precautions Floridians


about Mold in Water Damaged Buildings


As Floridians clean and
repair their storm damaged
homes and buildings, DOH
urges the public to take
precautionary measures
to avoid indoor air quality
problems. Moisture that
enters buildings from leaks
or flooding accelerates mold
growth. Molds can cause
disease, trigger allergic
reactions, and continue to
damage materials long after
the storm. Failure to control
moisture and mold can
present short and long term
health risks.
To protect against health
risks associated with mold:
Remove standing water
from your home or office..

Department of Health


Help Prevent West Nil
Due to flood waters from
Hurricane Dennis, Florida
Department of Health (DOH)
officials today emphasized
the importance of Florida's
residents and visitors
protecting themselves against
mosquito-borne diseases.
DOH continues to advise
the public to remain diligent
in their personal mosquito
protection efforts. These
should include the "5 D's
and 1 S" for prevention:
*' Dusk and Dawn -
Avoid being outdoors when
mosquitoes are seeking
blood. For many species this
is during the dusk and dawn
hours.
Dress Wear clothing
that covers skin.
DEET When
the potential- exists for
exposure to mosquitoes,
repellents containing

NWFWMD Opens Florida


Forever Grant Process
The Northwest Florida
Water Management District
announced 'last week that
funds are again available for
capital improvement projects
that demonstrate water
resource value. It called for
proposals from government
entities within its 16-county
jurisdiction that meet the
Florida Statues objectives of
the Florida Forever Act and
the' Florida Forever Water
Management District Work
Plan.
The goal of the grant
program is to support
management efforts that
mainly improve water
quality. Projects that employ
storm water improvements,
restore natural systems,
demonstrate environmental
best management practices,
or implement water reuse, are
all eligible. Proposals should
present cooperative or cost-
sharing projects that result
in capital improvements, and
can be completed within 24
months of grant agreement
execution.
Grant information and
applications are available at
http: / /www.nwfwmd.state.
fl.us, by clicking on "Florida
Forever Capital Improvement
Grants." Printed or electronic
copies of the application
and grant information are
available on request, as well.
The deadline is Monday,
September 16. Further
information is also available
by calling Paul Thorpe or
Janice McDonald at (850)
539-5999 or e-mailing:
Paul.Thorpe(llnwfwmd.
state.fl.us or Janice.
McDonald@nwfwmd. state.
fl.us.

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Remove wet materials.
If mold growth is
already a problem, carefully
remove or clean the moldy
material.
Consider using personal
protective equipment when
cleaning or removing mold
- gloves, goggles and an N-95
particle respirator (found at
most local hardware stores).
Check with a health care
provider before wearing
a respirator. Do not use a
respirator if you have heart
disease or chronic lung
disease such as asthma or
emphysema.
Individuals with known
mold allergies or asthma


should not clean or remove
moldy materials.
Remember to not mix
cleaners and disinfectants,
as hazardous gases may
produce chemical reactions.
Read and follow label
instructions carefully. Open
windows and doors to provide
plenty of fresh air.
For more information
about indoor air quality and
mold growth, contact the Gulf
.County Health Department,
the Florida Department of
Health's' Indoor Air Toxics
Hotline at 800-543-8279
or visit the Department of
Health website at www.doh.
state.fl.us and select mold
from the subject list.


Emphasizes Precautionary Measures to


le Virus and


Other Mosquito Borne Illnesses


DEET (N,N-deithyl-meta-
toluamide, or N,N-diethyl-
3-methylbenzamide) are
recommended. Products
with concentrations up to
30% DEET .are generally
recommended. It is not
recommended to use DEET
on children less than 2
months old. Infants should
be kept indoors*or mosquito
netting should be used over
carriers when mosquitoes
are present. If additional
protection is necessary, apply
apermethrin repellent directly
to your clothing. Always read
the manufacturer's directions
carefully before you put on a
repellent.
Drainage Check your
home get rid of standing
water, which is where
mosquitoes can lay their
eggs.
Screens Make sure
,that windows remain closed
or are sealed completely by
screens at night.
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
playgrounds 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
birdbaths and pet or other
animal feeding dishes at
least once a week.
Change water ,in play
trays, including hanging
plants, at least once a week.
Remove vegetation or
obstructions in drainage
ditches that prevent the flow
of water.,
Symptoms of West Nile
virus may include headache,
fever, fatigue, dizziness,
weakness and confusion.
Physicians should contact
their county health
department if they suspect
an individual may have' a
mosquito-borne illness. DOH
laboratories provide testing
services for' physicians
treating patients with clinical
signs of' mosquito-borne
disease.
DOH continues to conduct
statewide 'surveillance for
mosquito borne illnesses,
including West Nile (WN)
virus, Eastern Equine
Encephalomyelitis (EEE),
St. Louis Encephalitis (SLE),,
malaria and dengue. For more
information on mosquito-
borne illnesses, visit DOH's
Environmental Health Web
site at http://www.doh.
state.fl.us/ Environment/
community/arboviral/index.
html, call the West Nile Virus
Hot line at 1-888-880-5782
or your local county health
department.


Volunteers to be Trained in Escambia County


Saturday, July 30,
2005 the Make-A-Wish
Foundation of Central
and Northern Florida will
be hosting a Wish Granting
Training Session for
volunteers in the Northwest
Florida Region from 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m.
The Make-A-Wish
Foundation grants the
wishes of children with life
.threatening medical
conditions to enrich the
human experience with hope,
strength and joy.
We currently have
children in your communities
that are waiting to have their
wishes granted. This training
session will teach the
volunteers how to determine
the child's one true 'wish,
different wish granting
techniques, policies and
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
the wish an unforgettable


experience through creativity
and imagination. Wish
Granters volunteer their
time around their own
schedule and traditionally
requires one hour per
week, there is no financial
obligation.
To register for the class,
R.S.V.P for the location, and
other volunteer opportunities,
please contact Richard Bock at
888-874-9474 ext. 201 or by
e-mail at rjbock(5,wishcentral.
org.
Since 1994, Make-A-
Wish ofCentral and Northern
Florida has granted more
than 1,150 wishes, inspiring
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
experience and share the
power of a wish.


Breast Cancer Awareness


and Action Saves Lives


Since May, many Post
Offices in North Florida have
posted "Circles of Hope"
honoring those who help
"fund the fight and find a
cure" for breast cancer.
Those who purchased
booklets of 20 breast cancer
semi-postal stamps, were
invited to sign their name
- or the name of a loved
one on a "Circle of Hope"
which was displayed in the
Post Office lobby. "I'm glad
to say we have circles of hope
almost everywhere you look,"
said the Postal Service's top
executive for North Florida,
Harold L. Swinton. "Every
circle is a reminder that,
in spite of everything else
they've got going, people still
care and want to help. We are
all impressed by the response
and the researchers are, I'm
sure, grateful."
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Breast Cancer semi-postal
and the First-Class one-
ounce letter rate helps fund
federally-supervised breast
cancer research. Since its
release on July 29, 1998, the
Breast Cancer Semi-postal
stamp has generated more
than $45 million for research
from the sale of 606.8 million
stamps.
The stamps can be used
like any other First-Class
postage stamp. In addition
to benefiting research, using
the Breast Cancer Semi-
postal on cards and letters
can help raise awareness of
the disease and may inspire
more Americans to acquire
the skills and habits they
need to stay healthy. It is
estimated that 40,410 women
and 460 men will die from
breast cancer in the United
States this year.


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e St. George Island Apalachicola Cape San Bias /
123 W. Gulf Beach Dr. 71 Market St. 1252 Cape San Bias Rd.
850- 927-2666 850- 653-2555 850- 227-7891
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ST. GEORGE ISLAND BEACHFRONT "Serenade
of the Sea,"' 1856 Sunset Dr. Gorgeous 5BR/5BA,
3271+/- sq. ft. home with panoramic Gulf view and
Bay views offers 2 masters with Gulf front deck, sepa-
rate Bayside sitting area, elevator. In gated community
next to State Park with community pool, tennis court.
MLS#106338 ..........................$2,849,000


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ST. GEORGE ISLAND BAYFRONT "5 Star Luxu-
ry," 1629 Wayfarer Court. Luxurious 4BR/4.5BA, 3240
+/- sq. ft. home in gated community with paved streets,
community dock, dedicated boat slip with 12,000 lb.
lift. Offers elevator, heated screened pool, easy beach
access. MLS#106186..................$1,750,000
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EASTPOINT BAYFRONT "Harrington Home," 53
S. Bayshore Dr. Lovely 2BR/1.5BA, 1760 +/- sq. ft.
home tucked away under twisted oak trees offers a
private quiet setting, high elevationr-approx. 130' Bay
frontage, spectacular sunsets! In great condition with
some renovations needed. MLS#106538......$940,000
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Sales Representative
TOMMY THOMAS
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(850)785-5221
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1-800-342-7131
2251 W. 23rd Street
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA 32405


APALACHICOLA BAYVIEW "The Preserve at
Bay's Edge, Unit 5," 24th Street. Brand new upscale
2BR/2.5BA two-story condominium with hardwood
and tile floors, granite countertops, 9'6" ceilings, front
covered porch. Total of 20 units in complex. Please
call Prudential for more info on other available units.
MLS#106682............................................. $499,000


,APALACHICOLA HISTORIC DISTRICT "Miss
Mae's," 121 Ave. D. Exceptional 2BR/2BA, 984 +/- sq.
ft. home on great corner lot in historic district offers 2
master bedrooms, family room, new central air condi-
tioning, low maintenance brick and vinyl siding.
MLS#106725............................................. $339,000


APALACHICOLA "Carr Home," 139 Avenue M. In-
viting 3BR/1 BA, 1378 +/- sq. ft. brick home on corner
lot in established neighborhood offers dining/kitchen
combo, yard building. Convenient to schools, medical
facilities and downtown. MLS#106586..........$160,000


LADI A AOFFERSI St. George Island Interior, Lot 24, Oyster Bay Village, 1 acre MOL, MLS#106627..................................................$695,000

N Alligator Point, Lot 4, Block B, Hidden Harbor, 1.68 acres MOL, MLS#106628..................................................$400,000

St. Joe Beach Beachside, Lot 2, Summer Place, .22 acre MOL, MLS#106731................................................. $595,000

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Summer Food Service Program .:'


* The West Florida Re-
source Conservation and
Development Council, Inc.
(RC&DC) and the Gulf Coun-


ty United Community Devel-
opment, Inc. will be partici-
pating in the Summer Food
Service Program during the


FEDEX Employment


Application Session at GCCC


The Workforce Center
of Gulf Coast Community
College will host a FedEx
,Employment. Application
Session on Thursday, July
21, 2005 at 10 a.m. in the
Language Arts Lecture Hall
on campus.
The application -session
lasts approximately three to
four hours. Applicants are
advised to arrive promptly.
No one will be admitted into.
a session once it has begun.
Applicants are required

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

Call 258-1504 day or
827-4292 night.


to bring the following:
Photo identification
(Florida Driver's License and
'Social Security Card).
Ten year work history,
including name and-location
of employers, specific dates
of employment and phone
numbers of employers.
Applicants are required to
list this information on the
employment application form.
Unemployment of 30 days or
more must also be indicated,
with the name and phone
number of a professional
reference during the period
of unemployment.
S* A ten year residence
history, including dates,
counties and zip codes.
Applicants must be able to
list this information on the
-employment application form.
For additional information,
call Connie Brackett at the
Gulf Coast Community
College 'Workforce Center at
872-4340, ext. 123.


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
meals at no charge and there
will be no discrimination in
the course of the meal ser-
vice. The programs are only
approved for geographical
areas of need where 50 per-
cent of more of the children
qualify for free and reduced
price meals during the school
year.
Summer feeding sites
that are located at schools
provided meals to all children
in the immediate vicinity in
addition to those enrolled in
summer school. "
The following sites will be
participating in the Summer
Food Service Program:
Washington Recreational
Site, Kenney's Road,-May 26
through August, 4, with the
service beginning at noon
and ending.at 1:15 p.m. The
local point of contact for the
Gulf County 'Summer Food
Program is: Mrs. Debra Heath
(229-9569) or Mrs. Amy Rog-
ers (229-8515).


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Tyndall Federal


,Credit Union Voted
Area's Top Financial
Institution
Thanks to the continued
support of its Members,
Tyndall Federal Credit Union
is pleased to announce its
election as the area's top
financial institution in the
"Best of Bay Reader's Choice
Awards." This annual event,
initiated by Panama City's
The News Herald, allows the
newspaper's readers to select
their favorites from a variety
of categories.
Now in its 49th year of
service, Tyndall Federal is
honored to be one of the area's
partners in progress and
reaffirms it commitment to
Member service excellence.
Tyndall Federal Credit
Union continues its growth
with assets over $745 million
and serving over 96,000
Members worldwide.

Tyndall Federal
Credit Union
Announces Selection
of SVP/COO
Tyndall Federal Credit
Union is pleased to announce
the appointment of Theodore
E. Zangwill to the position of
Senior Vice President/Chief
Operations Officer.
Mr. Zangwill comes to


TFCU from Heritage Trust
Federal Credit Union, where
he served as Interim CEO
and Senior Executive Vice
President. He had previously
served as Senior Vice
President of Leading for Space
Coast Federal Credit Union
in Melbourne Florida. Mr.
Zangwill is a graduate of the
University of Miami and has
over 20 years of Executive
Management experience.
Tyndall/' Federal Credit
Union-is a federally chartered
credit union, serving over
96,000 Members worldwide
with assets of more than
$745 million.

North Florida Child

Development, Inc

Now Enrolling
North Florida Child
Development, Inc. is proud
to announce that we are now
enrolling for the VPK, Head
Start and Early Head Start
2005-2006 school year in Port
St. Joe and Wewahitchka.
For more, information,
please contact Jennifer
Brake, in Port St. Joe at 850-
229-6415 and Jenatta Best,
in Wewahitchka at 850-639-
6520.

2006 Port St. Joe

High School Seniors

You should have received
a senior portrait schedule in
the mail. Senior portraits are
scheduled for August 2 and
3 at the school. If you do
not receive a scheduled time,
please contact Mrs. Faison at
the school.


Port St. Joe

Elementary School

Open House
The administration,
faculty and staff of Port St. Joe
Elementary School welcomes
all new and returning
students/parents to a great,
new 2005-2006 school year.
We anticipate the greatest
year that we have ever had
starting with an OPEN
HOUSE on Thursday, August
4, from noon until 2:Q00p.
m. Students and parents
are encouraged to attend.
Classroom rosters will be
posted on the windows
in the front office and
students/parents can visit
the classrooms and meet the
teachers at any time during
this two hour time .slot.,
The school year officially
begins on Friday, August 5,
2005. See you this Thursday
and have a wonderful
summer. .

Summer

Programs at

Washington Gym

and STACHOUSE
Beginning June 6, sum-
mer programs for elementary
and middle school children
will be held at the Washing-
ton Gym and STACHOUSE.
The programs are free,
of charge, and activities will
vary at each location.
Elementary school chil-
dren may attend from 8 a.m.
to nooh. Facilities will be
closed from noon to 1 p.m.
for lunch. Middle school chil-
dren may attend from 1 5
p.m.
For more information
about these programs, please
contact Carol Davis at City
Hall, 229-8261.


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St. Joe Beach Beacon by the Sea
Gulf liek homesite in this great 55+ community with
access to health care facilities and while sandy beaches.
Additional amenities coming soon'
Offered at $500.000 MLS# 104312


Wemvahitchka Downtown Area
Shaded by beautiful oaks. this 3br, 2ba has it all. Only a
few blocks to shopping & schools, this home has appr 1.5
ac., barn & room for horses.'
Offered at $130,000 MLS# 103820


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IOB The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, July 21, 2005


Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years


Class of 1985 Reunion
A gathering of students at Port St. Joe High School's Class of 1985 reunion.













Miss United States National Forestry Scholarship Pageant to be Held


The 66th. Annual Miss
Georgia Forestry State
Scholarship Pageant is going
National. The Miss Georgia
Forestry Pageant was started
in 1940. to offer educational
opportunities to .- young
ladies while promoting and
protecting our Forestry
Industry. We are so excited


Students interested in
the Gulf County, Visual and.
Performing Arts Scholarship,
created to award students
-with special Ability in visual
art, dance, music, and
theatre, 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 providing two- $1,000
scholarships 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 websitee
'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


to be able to offer these
opportunities to young
ladies in other states. We
have so many people
wanting to get involved with
the Georgia Forestry Pageant
because of the prizes and
opportunities, we are so
honored' to be going to a
National Pageant, so we can


SPort St. Joe.
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
college, university, or
professional school; be
planning to pursue further
studies in visual arts, dance,
music, or theatres; have
graduated from high school
with a grade point average
of 2.5 or above, and have
submitted the application by,
-he July 21 deadline.
For complete eligibility
requirements and application
guidelines, including the
selection and award process,
applicants may access
the website or I pick up an
application form at the above
locations.
Please note that


submissions cannot be


returned.


how offer these opportunities
to girls in other states. We
look forward to having the
Forestry Industry promoted
Nationally.
The Miss United
States National Forestry
Scholarship Pageant(TM) will
be held in Tifton, Ga. on
September 3. We are seeking


Gulf Area Host Families Needed Now


Foreign high school stu-
dents are scheduled to arrive
soon for academic semes-
ter and.year program home
stays, 'and the sponsoring
organization needs a few
more local host families.
According, to Pacific
Intercultural Exchange
(P.I.E) Executive Director,
John Doty, the students are
all between the ages of 15
and 18 years, are English-
speaking, having their own
spending money, carry acci-
dent and health insurance, ,
and' are anxious to share
their cultural experiences
with their new American
families. P.I.E. currently has
programs to match almost
.every family's needs, ranging
in length from a semester to
a full, academic year, where


the students attend local
high schools.
P.I.E. area representa-
tives match students with
host families by finding com-
mon interests and lifestyles
through an informal:in-home
meeting. Prospective host
families are able to review
student applications and
select the perfect match. As
there are no "typical" host,
families, P.I.E. can fit a stu-
dent into just about any situ-
ation, whether it is a single
parent, a childless couple,
a retired couple, or. a large
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,I 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
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.


contestants. The pageant is
open to all states.
To enter, call 229-386-
2681 or visit the website at
http:/ /usnationalforestry.
tripod.com or email usnati
onalforestrypageant@yahoo.
com.
The pageant is sponsored
by the Georgia Forestry.
Pageant and Educational
Association, Inc. The Georgia
Forestry Pageant and
Educational Association,


Inc. is the leaders of the
oldest scholarship pageant
in Georgia. The winners
will have the opportunity
to receive the official Miss
United States National
Forestry(TM) crown, banner,
robe, silver engraved tray,
flowers, scholarships, gifts,
and' the opportunity, to
promote the Fotestry 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 represent your
state. Applications can also
be printed from the website
at http:/ /usnationalforestry.
tripod.com. You can also
visit http://missgaforestrv.
com. For more information
call Dianne Dominy at 229-
386-2681.


PUBLIC NOTICE

The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners has a policy in place in reference to debris clean up
that limits items allowed on the county right-of-way for pick up, It has, become.necessary to require
homeowners to separate all debris that is placed on the county right of way to be picked up by county
personnel.

Please ensure that only yard debris is placed upon the right-of-way. "
If anything other than yard debris is put on the right of way, the county will not pick up at your loca-
tion.

As a reminder, each district sponsors a once per year "Spring Clean Up" and other types of debris will
only be picked up during those dates that are listed for your district in this publication. If debris is not
separated, it will be the homeowner's responsibility to clean the area.

Anyone in violation of this ordinance, is susceptible to a fine not to exceed $500.00 or by imprison-
ment in the County jail not to exceed sixty (60) days or both such fine and imprisonment pursuant to
this ordinance.
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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 ADVALOREM 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-OOR
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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county,and surrounding areas for 67 years


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
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, pr 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

NOTICE OF CANCELLATION
OF REGULAR MONTHLY
MEETING
The Regular Montly
Meeting of the Port St. Joe
Port Authority, scheduled for
Monday, July 25, 2005, at 5:00
p.m., E.D.T., has been can-
celed.
Publish July 20, 2005

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF


File No. 05-27PR
R. GENE FLORENCE,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of R. GENE FLORENCE,
deceased, whose date of death
was April 7, 2005; File Number
05-27PR is pending in the
Circuit Court for Gulf County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 1000 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St
Joe, Florida 32456. The names
and addresses of the personal
representatives, and the per-
sonal representatives' attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served,
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS.NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons hav-
ing cla ms or demnads against
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'[S


DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
* The date of first publication
of this notice is July 21, 2005.
William Scott Foster
Attorney for Personal
Representatives
Florida Bar No. 0361763
Anchors, Foster, Mclnnis &
Keefe, P.A,
909 Mar Walt Drive
Suite 1014
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Telephone: (850) 863-4064
BETTY JANE FLORENCE
Personal Representative
P.O. Box 3063
Bruce, Florida 32455
RICHARD GENE FLORENCE,
JR.
Personal Representative -
217 Park Lake Trace
Helena, Alabama 35080
Publish July 21 & 28, 2005
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 05-45PR
IN PROBATE
IN RE: The Estate of
SHERMAN LEE DOWDY,
deceased.
/
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:
The administration of
the estate of SHERMAN LEE
DOWDY, deceased, File Number
05-45PR 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. Boulevard, Port St.


Joe, FL 32456. The name and
address of the personal rep-_
resenitative and that personal
representative's attorney are
set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
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 months after
the date of the first publica-
tion of this notice must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
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
estate of the decedent must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND
DEMANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first pub-
lication of this Notice is July
21, 2005.
/s/THOMAS S. GIBSON
RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ,
P.A.
206 E. 4th Street
P. 0. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0350583
/s/ANGELA L. PORTER
P. 0. Box 56"8


Midway, GA 31320
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
(Publish July 21 & 28, 2005

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 05-47PR
IN PROBATE
IN RE: The Estate of
BERNARD G. BUZZETT,
deceased.
/
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:
The administration of
the estate of BERNARD G.
BUZZETT, deceased, File
Number 05-47PR is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for
Gulf County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
Gulf County Courthouse, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The
name and address of the per-
sonal representative and that
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
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 months after
the date of the, first publica-
tion of this notice must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE, DATE
OF THE FIRST. PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
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
estate of the decedent must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND
DEMANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first pub-
lication of this Notice is July
21, 2005.
/s/THOMAS S. GIBSON
RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ&
GROOM, P.A.
206 E. 4th Street
P. 0. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0350583
/s/WILLIAM REX BUZZETT
101 20th Street
P. 0. Box 74
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
Publish July 21 & 28, 2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR WATER USE PERMIT
Notice is hereby given that
pursuant to Chapter 373,
Florida Statutes, the follow-
ing applications) for water
use permits) has (have) been
received by the Northwest
Florida Water Management "
District:
Application number 106579
filed 07/11/2005
General Chemical LLC, 281
Chemical Drive, P.O. Box 68,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Requesting a maximum


withdrawal of 120,000 gallons
per day fiom the Floridan and
Surficial Aquifer Systems for
Industrial use by. an existing
facility.
General withdrawal
locations) in Gulf County:
T08S, R10W, Sec. 6
Interested persons may object
to or comment upon the appli-
cations or submit a written
request for a copy of the staff
reports) containing proposed
agency action regarding the
applications) by writing to the
Division of Resource Regulation
of the Northwest Florida Water
Management District, atten-
tion Terri Peterson, 152 Water
Management Drive, Havana,
Florida 32333-9700, but such
comments or requests must be
received by 5 o'clock p.m. on
August 5, 2005.
No further public notice will be
provided regarding this (these)
applicationss. Publication of
this notice constitutes con-
structive notice of this permit
application to all substantially
affected persons. A copy of the
staff reports) must be request-
ed in order to remain advised
of further proceedings and any
public hearing date.
Substantially affected per-
sons are entitled to request
an administrative hearing
regarding the proposed agency
action by submitting a written
request according to the pro-
visions of 40A-1.521, Florida
Administrative Code.
Notices of Proposed Agency
Action will be mailed only to
persons who have filed such
requests.
Publish July 21, 2005


APRIL 26, 2005 Billy E. Traylor, Bill Williams uty Clerk Towan Kopinsky, Louie Flowers, Solid Waste Di-
REGULAR MEETING and Jerry W. Barnes. The Gulf County Board man Nathan Peters, Jr. was ler, Building 'Official Brad Bai- rector Paula Pickett, Veterans'
Service Officer Bo Williams,
of County Commissioners met absent>. ley, Human Resources Director Sheriff Dalton Upchurch, and.
this date in regular session with Others present were: Denise Manuel, Planner David Sheriffs Office Major Joe Nu-
the following members present:' County Attorney Timothy Me- Richardson, Assistant Planner gent.
Acting Chairman Carmen L. Farland, Clerk Becky Norris, Andrew Rowell, Assistant Road





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meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.,
E.D.T.
Reverend Jimmy Wil-
hams opened the meeting with
prayer, and Major Nugent led
the Pledge of Allegiance to the
Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA
After discussion, Com-
missioner Traylor' motioned to
approve the following Consent
Agenda after removal of pages
53-59 (Item #11) and with cor-
rections to the minutes. Com-
missioner Williams seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously (4-0).
1) Minutes March
31, 2005 Emergency Meeting
April 4, 2005 Emer-
gency Meeting
April 5, 2005 Emer-
gency Meeting
April 12, 2005 Special
Meeting
April 12, 2005 Regular
Meeting
April 14, 2005 Special
Meeting
2) n Alleyway/Roadway
Abandonment Request Guil-
ford/Turner A Portion of S.
Long Street in Overstreet
3) Bid Award (#0405-
12) Herman Harmon C.D.B.G.
Engineering Preble-Rish Engi-
neers, Inc.
4) Contract Port St.
Joe Library Building Addition
(Bid #0405-03) Fisher Con-
struction $158,971.29
5)' Grant Award By-
rnes Grant ($68,542.00 No
Match)
6) Hiring Policy Es-
tablishes a hiring committee to
have sole authority to hire Per-
sonnel (County Administrator
or designee, Human Resourc-
es/Risk Management Director,
and the Department Head/Su-
pervisor of Department receiv-
ing Employee)
7) Invoice Agency
for Health Care Administra-
tion Medicaid (March, 2005
* $24,000.42 to be paid from
Account #52264-34100)
Bay Medical Center
H.C.R.A. (#05015-00106
* $97.28 / #05018-00522 *
$2,545.95 / #05043-00156 *
$1,338.69 this amount is all
that is remaining in this bud-
get *.to be paid from Account
#51462-31500).
C. W. Roberts Contract-
ing, Inc. Americus Avenue


Project (Bid#0304-30 #3 &
Final $5,000.00 to be paid
from Account #41141-63000)
8) Lease Agreement
- Gulf County & St. Joe Tim-
berland Company (Mace Maitin
Borrow Pit)
.9) Payment Request
- Public Works Department
(Request to use F.E.M.A. Reim-
bursement Finds to pay-off the
128G Cat: Model IT28G Integrat-
ed Tool Machine $88,422.43)
10) Refund William
J. Smiley (Small-Scale Map
Amendment Application Hon-
eyville $500.00)
**DELETE** 11)
Resolution & Interlocal Agree-
ment (with Orange County and
the Florida Develop-
ment Finance Corporation)
12) Special Projects
Payments, as follows:
Dist. 1 Lowe's
- Dalkeith Fire Department
Fence $
598.66


(End)
13)' Travel Florida As-
sociation of Counties (F.A.C.)
Annual Conference (Tampa *
June 21-24, 2005)
SECOND PUBLIC HEARING
SMALL CITIES C.D.B.G.
David Fox, of Fred Fox
Enterprises (County Grant
Writer), appeared before the
Board to discuss the Small Cit-
ies C.D.B.G. grant application
for 2005. He stated that the
proposed Neighborhood Revi-
talization Project would be a
water system for the Overstreet
area. Upon call for, and there
being no public comment, Com-
missioner Traylor motioned to
proceed with the grant appli-
cation to provide water to the
Overstreet area. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion
and, after discussion that no
impact fees can be paid from
grant funds, the motion passed
unanimously (4-0). This con-
cluded the public hearing.


RESOLUTIONS 2005 SMALL
CITIES C.D.B.G.
Upon discussion by
County Attorney McFarland,
Commissioner Traylor mo-
tioned to adopt the following
resolutions regarding the 2005
Small Cities C.D.B.q. applica-
tion. Commissioner Williams
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously (4-0).
RESOLUTION NO. 2005-11
A RESOLUTION AUTHO-
RIZING THE SUBMISSION
OF AN APPLICATION FOR
THE SMALL CITIES COMMU-
NITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK
GRANT TO THE FLORIDA DE-
PARTMENT OF COMMUNITY
AFFAIRS FOR FEDERAL FIS-
CAL YEAR 2005.
WHEREAS, Gulf County
desires to submit an application
to the Florida Department of
Community Affairs for a Small
Cities Community Development
(See MINUTES on Page 15B)


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offer seven days/six nights in
Paradise for a package price of
$399? You may have also
noticed the fine print in the
ad: Airport transfers, taxes,
tips, and departure tax not
included. Although the basic
cost of the trip is $399, there
are other charges that must
also be paid.
Buying a home also
includes many out-of-pocket
expenses beyond the agreed
purchase price. While the
down payment may be the
largest expense attached to a
home purchase, ask the real
estate agent to provide an
itemized list of other fees and
expenses required to consum-
mate the transaction, so that
you don't experience any sur-
prises.
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points. Some fees are figured
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real estate agent. Armed in
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Thinking of selling? Call for
a free consultation. Wayne
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1085 Cape San Blas Road,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. (850)
227-8492 wwr@gtcolml.ncl
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DO YOU UNDERSTAND PAINTED LADIES The Gulf County CUSTOM HOME BUILD- EXPERIENCED SHIP MECHANIC
STHE BIBLE? Free Bible Interior & Faux n ER currently seeking multi- YARD WORKER Needed. Full or part time mechanic, HOT IUB.
study to help you better painting Health Department skilled person to do minor Must be Multi-Talented. experience necessary, sal- Best Deal on (HYDRO
understand the Bible and Onsight Estimates by has one (1) opening for a carpentry, electrical, Fax work exp. or resume ary plus benefits. Apply in SPA) w/warranty. Never
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Send your name and ad- 850-527-1442 School Health Program. utility work. Driver Licenses 8a-4p Est. 850-229-9300 St. Joe Rent-All. Affordable- $1995. 850-
dress to Bible Study, PO Annual Salary Range: & good work ethics a / 706 FIrst St., Port St. Joe 648-1088 or 628-6858.
Box 929, Wewahitchka, FL $24,773.06-61,932.78. must. Call 850-227-8143
32465 or call (850) Fingerprinting and Emer- for interview PUBLIC RECORDS RE-
639-5401 and leave your agency Duties Required. Front Desk/ PORTER. 2 days per mo CLASSROOM Materials
E-mail your request to tion, Salary must be pro- DRIVERS: Florida Class A Reservationist /Port St. Joe. White Sands retired teacher. Sacrifice
Wewachurch(outdrs.net. rated for shortened work or B DL with NE year Work in a fast- paced, Publishing, Reply: P.O. for $125. Call 827-2705 .
year; Based in.Gulf County driving experience. Must people oriented prop- Box 1904, Crestview, FL.
year;Basedin'Joe.GuFCount be able to work Saturdays erty management com- 32536.
LOSEWEIGHT GOLDEN RULE PET SIT- Schools, Port St. Joe. For h needed. Also need any. Applicant should 3236
LIKE CRAZY TING SERVICE. "Perfect more information, contact wh ne n py Applicant should RVATINIT VING: New Plywood
LIKE CRAZY TING SERVICE. 'Perfect a t at Drivers with Tanker En- be an organized, posi- RESERVATIONIST/ SMhs.NG Three 4x8 & Five
Burn Fat, Block Cravings, alternative to kenneling Lesia Hathaway at (850) dorsement. Pick up appli- tive person with good RECEPTIONIST 2x8, $100 Call 647-2765
Boost Energy your 4 legged kids. Re- f227-1276, ext. 149. cation at 4008. N. H 231 communication skills Desired for busy vacation by Saturday, July 23rd.
All Natura 5 lbSuer E3days be pey local vet owner. This Agency s accepting. (Gulf Aphalt Plant) or call and experience with rental office. Basic com- 9102 Auger Ave., Beacon
Call 1-888-304-0625 Does home visits while electronic applications 80-527-5957. computers and office puter skills and pleasant Hill.
you are away. In business only for this position. Re- systems. Must have personality are required.

l 227-5770 or 648-5081 or 64086507. Closing date is NEEDED NOW! No expe- be a fast learner with a for an interview appoint- 5 ft
iiB 227-8225 July 25, 2005 rience required. CDL Train- quick mind and be will- ment. Paradise Coast Va-
22 2 *ing is now available in your Ing to work hard and cation Rentals-Cape San
Apply at: area. Covenant Transport smart. Must work week- Bias 227-2000.
Ipeoplefirst.myflorida.com has immediate openings ends. WANTED TO BUY
,-" 1.: --- f for assistance, contact: for entry-level semi drivers. Apply In person at: TEACHERS:
P -^ J .l^ =a- L, pj 877-562-7287 than $36k, first year. OTR St. George Island looking for Christian l Id. n c rel, kehnac
ii and Regional runs get you Teachers dedicated to rods and ieelsknives
150 Pets livestock home weekly. Train for top Resort Vacation hildrens Ministriesinthe stereo eqpmen hunting
A A payl CALL TODAY Propertiesof following areas: K5 PT, 4th gear. jewelry, watches co
t5 0m' p S 45 S B 1-866,280-5309u St" George IslandpO oa GradeR dt pick up anthem school of- 229.8304 or cell/340.0905.
.i.. i.. 450 1-866-280-5309 St. George Island Grade F, pick up an ap- ins. etc. Call Roy V at

5 Radio DI ERS WANTED FOR Equal Oppty Employer fice or download one at -.
GERA EmsPoEent Panama City LOCAL COMPANY Home faithchristianschool.net. 6 E
GERMAN SHEPHERDS K Radio every night.*1 years experi- VOCATIONAL IN-
AKC, 2F 10 wks, 1F 3 yrs, WANTS YOU! Must be en- ence. Clean MVR. Class A HELP WANTED STRUCTOR III _
$300 each. (334) 673-2230 -- ergetic, hard working, goal & B license. $300 Sign- On H l WC
r_~ -_., 41 S oriented people salesper- -Bonus after 90 Days. Call Quality r/C REMEMBER: ADS in
S"-son with the desire to 769-9136 Assurance, ts. classifcalion may or
make in excess of $50K. Coordinator Position #70032212 may not require an in-
Call Debi at 234-8858, Anchor Vacation Responsible for inspec- GULF CORRECTIONAL vestment or may be
832-2137, or 563-0488. Properties, Inc. tion and reporting on TION opuees rkeng
SECRETARIAL pa tion repor on INSTITUTION opportunities We do
S available for busy A/C of- Manager of the appearance of rental norecommenagiving
Shfice. Must have computer Central properties. Part time SALARY-$981.15- credit card or bank ac-
experience. Quickbooks seasonal, Saturoday and/! $5269.1 biweekly count information out
Services accounting program over the phone Always
0 eed plus. Please call 229-9125 Apply n person at: reovsearch the company
for appt. AC DUCT Installers and tinchor Vacation Proper- 125 Gulf Beach Dr. Westan The Florida Department of you plan t o business
Service Technicias needed ties, Inc. ("AVP"), a private- St. George Island, C
ly held Florida corporation Resort Vacation Corrections is accepting with BEFORE investing.
e call GW Services h Floridacororati ResortVacation applications for a Voca-
iPlease call GW ervces managing more than 350 Properties tt
M2299125 vacation rental properties EOE Gulf Correclion-al Institu-
EXP. HOUSE CLEANER. 'throughout Franklin, Gulf &
Satisfaction guaranteed. CLEANING CREWS for unties, is looking for Area o strucon is heat-
Call 850-639-2791 busy spring & summer a motivated individual with ingand air. conditioning.
season. Please phone in. strong salesmanship, Housekeeping Prefer applicants with ex-3BR, 1 BA, long term rent-
OLD MAIDS BY THE BAY Bay St Joseph 'advance for appointment leadership & supervisoryea
cleaning service. Residen- Care & Rehab Paradise Coast Vacation skills to become therva Good telephone skills peng, ar en in rpaion. freez- a2200 s Port St. Joe
Rertals, Cape San Bias, 4ger of Central Reserva- Good telephone skills rig, ai ventilation. freez- near town, large'yard
tial, vacation rental, weekly Center Retals, Cape San Bas tions. This position is lo- and computer skills ers, ec This is not a class- $850/mb Call 970-618-
or bi-weekly rates. Call t 227-2000 cated. in Apalachicola, helpful. Great benefits. room setting. Requires 4362
229-1654. Leave message. seeking enthusiastic and Florida. Apply In person at: working with Inmnate labor.
is seeking enthusiastic and a. 123 Gulf Beach Dr. West This, is a Career Service
285 dedicated team players to Construction The Central Reservations St. George Island position with full state ben-, BRAND NEW Wewa du-
be a part of our winning Prudential Resort Realty','ets. plex, 2bir, 2ba. each side +
28tea for the following po- Assistant Department is responsible Prudential Resort Realt eits
sitions: ,. pfor handling all guest relat- EOE all appl, 1 yr Ise. $750.
Affordable !. stons St. Joe Towns & Re ed issues from the point of' at least a high 770-312-4839
-Home Improvements CNA's 3 to 11 and 11 to 7 sorts Port St. Joe of- initial guest inquiry and ploa or G.E.D., and have
Sheetrock work,Textured Starng wage for new ice, is seeking a Con- booking through to guest nde en nt lest a CO BE
Ceilings&CNA's $9.50/ hr. struction Assistant for arrival date. experience in the trade front,' fully furnished 2BR,
S850-896-6197, David dietary Aides residential production Housekeeping field applying for. 21/BA, boatslip, $1600 me.
We offer competitive will coordinate and Reservations reports di- n Qualified. applicants 850-227-5700...
wages, Insurance, PTO, schedule meetings, rectly to the CEO of An- Needed should submit a State'. of : *
401 K maintain construct her Vacation Properties, Apply in person at:, Florida employment appli-
D&D's W 401K maintain construction Inc. and is responsible for:
D&D's LAWN SERVICE. files, type correspond- Inc. and is responsible for 125 Gulf Beach Dr. West cation with above position 2
Reliable Mexico Beach PleaseContact: ence, obtain building supervising staff of St. George Island, number no later than
couple will landscape, Carrie Harrison permits, and assist with *supervisingstaffof Resort Vacation 11:59 PM EST on Tues- .
mow. Storm Clean Up. Human Resources Director all aspects of construc- Reservation Specialists to Properties day, July 26, 2005 to Con- EW HOME
Also Available for- Port St. 2209th Street tion related administra- consistent EOE vergys, ATTN: eple rental 3 br, ba,large co
Joe, Wewa & The Cape. Port St Joe, Fl 32456 tive functions. Excellent delivery of high qualityFirst,Staffing Administra- re r
Dan & Diana 227-8225 or 850-229-8244 x105 computer .skills with customer service and tion, PO Box 44058, Jack-m ered porches Watch sun-.
648-5081 or 227-5770 850-229-7129 fax knowledge of all Micro- administrative follow-up; sonville, Florida 32231. rise over the Bay.Gulf and Sun-
softmmapplications a nce *t ofAVP rental prrm- Maintenance Applicants may apply on Bay dedicated esses
communication skills, ertoes na p Person line, at Fully urnisIhed with Bra'<-
IMMEDIATE CAREER verbaland written are establishingstaff Needed to perform HTTPS://PEOPLEFIRST ton Cully er furnhed witure. Ready
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RI theconstructionfieldis1-877-5627287. The e performance goals; maintenance/repairs for 1-877-5627287 T,
OPPORTUNITIES the construction fieldlus *maintaining a strong a fast pace company. Th De- $1825 me wein 6 to 9 mo
a plus. working knowledge of The candidate will be re- partient is an Equal Op- lease;. No pets, first, last
FT positions with benefits package We offer great pay & AV rental inventory; sponsible for the main- prtnity Emo month's rent ad security
b fp aavPfrequire an accommodation deposit required. Call Kim
in busy, fast-growing insurance benefit package. generating rental sales tenance andrepair of to participate in theappli- 850-2297799 or Amber
Fax resume to profile reports on a vacation rental proper- cation/ selection process, 850-893-2216.
office. Must be 18 years old with 850-231-7102 regular basis; and ties. Handy person skills please contact the hiring 0-8932216.
or e-mail to *identifying and resolving required. Must have rell- authority or personnel of-
telephone, computer and people rhea.goff~joe.com. reservationrelated able transportation and fice in advance. Certain
kills. Competitive salaries issues a valid drivers license. veterans and spouses of
skills.-Competitive salaries Equal Opportunity Ant veterans receive prefer
commensurate with experience, Empqual Oprtunity Anchor Vacation Proper- Apply n person at: ence n employment by
Pre-Employment Drug ties, Inc. offers a.cornpeti- 125 West Gulf Beach Dr. the state as provided b
position and skills. Submit resume Screening Required. tive salary and benefit St. George Island Capter 295. Florida Stat-
structure with compensa- Resort Vacation utes, and are encouraged
and salary requirement to tion determined by the Properties of utes appndly. are encoura
successful candidate's ex- St. George Island t apply' .
Human Resources CONCRETE -perience and background. EOE 05CoMercial
SFINISHERS Equal Oppty Employer 7 PRents '
P.O. Box 411 and LABORERS Anchor Vacation Proper- E e
Eastpoint, Florida 32328 With transportation opportunity Empl op- yer.
NEEDED PRODUCTION 7'
Call653-7352 The application deadline 7WORKERS
'EOE/Drug-Free Workplace or 229-6525. for thsposition is 5:00pm Excellent wages
EST, July 29, 2005. All in-Excellent wage & bene-
quiries; and application fits. Applications will be ac- I Merj *e America's Mini
: ^^ = ll***material regarding this p0- cepted at plant office be- 500 l E in
G row ith on must be directed to tween the hours of 8am & orSal Stoage & Office
Gr~i[ W ith 3pm E.ST. Monday- Fri Complex
Erin Rodriguez, Director day, July 14 through July 1 All Sizes available.
of Special Projects 28, 2005. Bring references AluioI n Boat & RV Storage,
Anchor Vacation & picture I.D. & climate controlled'
H Properties, Inc. Premier Chemicals storage available.
82 6th Street State Road 382 North AUCTION! 850-229-8014 or
I Apalachicola, FL 32320 Port St. Joe, FL Every Friday Night at 7pm 850-258-4691
YouRoETOW NEPAPE FOR OVER67 YEARS Tel. 850-653-3333 EOE & AA Employer 'Eastern. Great Auctions
'UHOEWNESARFROE6YERWeekly., Often Including
Estates Col. Wade Clark, BEACH
Cr atv Tea Auction-ear Wade Clark BEACH'
Creative Team TRAWICK COMPANY INC. Auctions 314 Reid Avenue,
Nwif iP-H Port St Joe 850-229-9282, STORAG
Are you an energetic and dependable AB1239,' ,AU1737 10% D 227-7200
worker? If so, you qualify for an opportu- Buyer's Premium ,D82
The Creative Team of The Star newspaper has a great opportunity nity to launch your career with a growing Night 67- S82
for a hard working and creative individual in Graphic Arts, Ad company! You must be willing to travel e. eoc
Building, and Page Layout. The Star is the hometown newspaper and have valid ID and SS card. Come by, EXCELLENT Condition.
for Port St. Joe, Florida and surrounding areas and is published introduce yourself and fill out an applica- Navy, creme, mauve, floral
every Thursday with a circulation of over 5,000. tion. (EOE) sofa. $300. Call 647-3305
e T h d & leave message if no an-
Applicants must have computer experience and experience with We offer great benefits to qualifying swer.
graphic design software including: InDesign, QuarkXpress, and employees such as 401k, group medical Reeves P
Adobe Photoshop. The right person should come with a positive and dental insurance, employee stock pur- Furniture & Relnhing g P AIRS
outlook and a. team playing attitude, chase, vacation, life and LTD Insurance, 234 ReidAve. 229-6374 W AVAILABLE
Unfr5 h erde .Tempur-pedic Beds NIOW AVAILABL,
Star Publications offers medical, dental and vision insurance, 401K, OreckVacuums Cg limate Control
,company pension plan, success sharing, paid holiday and sick leave, 4s'e a < ese iE a 7om5 St' Joe '
and paid vacation. and as ladady e 1946" ','.'' Dant.Ail Inr


Please send resume to:
Krichelle Halualani
General Manager
P.Q. 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-


We are now hiring
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706 First Street
Phone 227-2112


FOR LEASE,- Commercial MEXICO 'BEACH, 2 blks
Office and warehouse stor- to. beach, 3br, 2ba, double
age. In St. Joe commerce wide on corner lot.
park located on Industrial $415,000 OBO. 215-4428
Rd. (FL Hwy 382) behind
Arizona Chemical. Each ST. JOE BEACH. 478
space consists of an office; Santa Anna St. :3br, 2ba,
space office mobile home, fireplace
bath, storage closet and mobte ht me, 2 car ea
warehouse with 10' roll up hotdecksun 295.caalga oa
door. Convenient to all lo- decks. $25.,. C all Joan
cations, 1/2 mile off Hwy Lovelace,. Mexico Beach
98. 1000 sq.ft. each space. Harmon Realty,
$550 per month. 12 month 850-527-2560' or
leases. On' month securi- 800-239-4959
ty deposit. Office (850)
229-8014. Home (850)
229-8030 'cell .
850-258-4691.
OVERSTREET, 579 Pal-
A GE metto Dr. One of the high-
MII ISTOA GEV V est elevations in Over-
street, approx. 94x350
Otle4GarimvAvePortSt Jlro,FL cleared lot. On paved
(PristiePools,nxtdortomit) street before bridge. Call
229-6200 Office Joan Lo-eliace Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty," lo-
814-7400 CeU Phone cal cell 850-527-2560 or
call 800-239-4959
SLY STOPORT ST.JOE, 5'x1
L STciO ,,It ,or., Barbara St Waiei' &
:" Ope> S*sewer Ready to Ould.
SS $129. 850-653-5497 .or
&ot V[i \ 6535092 or 697-4402
For Appoinnuent ST-JOE BEACH, Deed re-
850-227-5500 stricted subdivision, sec-
Call 850-227-5500 ond tier, $199,000.'Call
850-647-6110
'ST. JOE BEACH v '.,ari
lot, 7615 41 ne% & .lagncia
A Bluff 'Subdivision., Backs
up to conservation area.
[-LIr Brcl- paved eniry wv'a
iignmed : sireeis under-
S ground .itlities, $219,90).
Call Joan Lovelace (Cell
527-2560) Mexico Beach
8007Real Estate Haron495 Realty
(800)239-4959.
ST '. JOE BEACH, Sea
80 Shores Subdivision, 301
8 Nautilus -Dr. Nice 80x150
lot in excellent location.
High elevation. 2nd block
2176 HWY 98, 4 Lots, from beach in area of-new
great possibilities for homes, underground utili-
multi-famill, currently a lis including sewer
convenience sore wit.h i;'-C90Q. Cal Joan Love.
gas pumps. $1.700.000 lace Cell 527-2560i MeRe,.
Call Joan Lc,.eiace C oii Beacn Harmc.n Realry
527-2560) Mexico Beach (8001-39-4959
Harmon Realty k800 --4
239-4959. www
thebeachsite.com


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Florida Waterfront
Perconsiruci.on Condo:
Sales. Reserve yours
today Tor S10 K
Call 1-800-681-0362
ID# 1401
Coldwell Barher Forgonen
Coast Realty
MEXICO BEACH 507
Georgia 3 BR, 2 BA Mobile
home on large corner lot
Screened porch in fronl [
deck in back. Fenced in
back yard Short walk to
beach. $295,000 Joan
Lovelace, Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty 8001
239-4959. Local 527.2560
www ihebeachsile corn
MEXICO BEACH, 1008
15in St., The Palmn-. neiw
construCtiCn 4Dr/2oa, over
1400sf community pool &
club nouse. master BA or
1st floor. $329,900. Joan
Lovelace, 527-2560, Mexi-
co Beach Harmon Realty,
www thebeachsie corn
MEXICO BEACH, 102 D
S38th St.. Oceanside vil-
lage 2br. 2oDa pre. con-
struction towrn'ouse Open
Iloor plan Easy wail to
each 1599.000 Call
Joan Lovelace. Me,.,co
Beach Harmon Realty,
850-527-2560 or
800-239-4959
MEXICO BEACH, 106 S
34th St. 3 br. 2 ba 4 house
as bac' from the beach
Enloy our spectacular sun.
sets from the upper deck
Joan Lovelace. Mexico
Beacn Harmon Realry
850-527-2560 or call
800-239-4959
NO MONEY
DOWN
Free computerized
Ust ol properties
Available with
No downpayment
Free recorded message
S$200Kand up.
S 1-800-605-0724
ID # 1125
Coldwell Banker Forgotten
Coast Realty.
PORT ST. JOE 1902
Garrison Ave. Charming 2
BR, 1 BA home on 78x100
lot. Fenced backyard, car-
port, Ige. metal shed.
$249,900. Joan Lovelace
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty 850-527-2560 or
(800)239-4959.
ST. JOE BEACH, deed re-
stricted subdivision, cus-
tom built home by contrac-
tor/owner. Short walk to
beach. 3br, 2ba, split BR,
open fir plan, FP, 10' ceil-
ings, Italian tile throughout
except carpeted BR's.
Master BA has Jacuzzi,
back screen porch has hot
tub, too many extras to list.
$398k. 850-647-6110


.88
4 BR. 2 BA. 16,24 great
room rear screened
por,:r. h,:ni deck' rercenily
la n dr -c a p er J ,n uc.u S ell.
"er. Call oiirier alt 478-951-
2050or 478 892-3771



150HP EVINRUDE :P
Commercial grade. ,ool.
long zran. controls incluo-
ea., low nours, excellent
condition $2 500 firm Cali
850 23498076


960" Recreational &
Travel



1999 FOREST RIVER Si
erra Travel Trailer 32 rt
waih shide .ut Good cona-
ion 4. new iires Oueenr,
m5.tter bed. Sleeps 5 E<-
celleni trailer I live in dur.
ing reconstruction from
hurricane. Wil l deliver io lot
or RV park by 7/30
$11.000 Cash or cenimed
check Call 512-731-6005
8AM.8PM


1 Automotive



MAZDA '94 Miata, runs
great, very clean, AC
works, new top, bra &
Euro lights, 73,660 miles,
automatic, $5,500. Call
340-0410



LEXUS '96 Landcruiset,
Champagne Pearl, new
Michelin *tires, air, alterna-
tor & battery, full power, all
options, 142k miles, locally
owned, well maintained,
$14,500 obo. 647-3325.



1988 COMMANCHE Pick-
up, 2 WD, orig. owner,
runs good, $400. "all
832-4496


-Equipment Operators / MINI-STORAGE \ V STARBOARD REALTY
-Construction Crew LaborersI IF' THE RIGHT CHOICE
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www.trawickconstruction.com On Site Rentals 6 Days A F .PIi
1555 HUE GARAGE A Week Please Let Us Sell, or Appraise, Your Valuable ''r.:'.- r.,
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Block Grant to benefit persons
of low and moderate Income;
NOW, THEREFORE,' BE
IT RESOLVED by the County
Commission of Gulf County as
follows:
1. That Gulf County
hereby authorizes the filing of
an application for a Neighbor-
hood Revitalization Community
Development Block Grant; and
2. That the Chair-
man of the Board of County
Commission of Gulf County is,
hereby authorized to execute all
documents required in connec-
tion with the filing of said appli-
cation to be submitted on May
19, 2005.
THIS RESOLUTION
PASSED this 26th day of April
2005. .
(End)
RESOLUTION NO. 2005-11
GULF COUNTY
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
PLAN
Gulf County is located in
the panhandle of Florida. Based
on the 2000 U.S. Census, the
County population is 13,332.
Of the 13,332 residents,- 1,988
or 14.91% are below the poverty
level.
LONG TERM OBJECTIVES:
1. To improve the
physical environment of the
community to. make it more
functional, safe, and efficient
and to preserve the integrity of
the neighborhood.
2. To promote the
public interest.
3. To inject long range
considerations into the determi-
nation of short range decisions.
4. To bring profes-
sional and technical knowledge
to bear on issues concerning
social, economical, or physical
development.
5. To facilitate effec-
tive cooperation and coordina-
tion between all concerned with
community development.
6. To identify'all avail-.
able resources for major oppor-
tunities and to improve the way
of life for all in the community.
SHORT TERM OBJECTIVES:
1. To apply for Com-
munity Development Block'
Grant funds in the Neighbor-
hood Revitalization category to
construct water line extensions
from the City of Port St. Joe-
system to the Overstreet area
in Gulf County; providing grant
funds for hookups to the low
moderate income households.
2. To explore other
possible resources for the pur-
pose of improving the way of life
for all citizens, especially those
who live in deteriorated housing
and neighborhoods.
THIS RESOLUTION
PASSED this 26th day of April,
2005.
(End)
PRD.R.B. RECOMMENDA-
TIONS APRIL 19, 2005
The Board then addressed
the following recommendations
from the April 19, 2005 meeting
of the Planning & Development
Review Board:
VARIANCE REQUEST DENIAL
Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing to,
consider a side setback variance
(2.5 feet) for Howard & Sally An-
derson (Parcel ID #03798-005R
* 1.4 Acres in S31, T6S, R11W),
County Attorney McFarland
.read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment.
TJiere being no public comment,
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to deny this variance request,
and Commissioner Williams


The Gulf County School
Board met in regular session on
June 7, 2005, at 6:00 p.m. EST,.
in their Administrative Offices.
The following Board members
were present: Oscar Redd,
Charlotte Pierce, George Cox,
Billy C. Quinn, Jr., and Linda
Wood. The Superintendent
and Board Attorney were also
present. Mr. Redd thanked ev-
eryone for their prayers during
his illness and asked that they
keep him in their prayers as he
goes to Birmingham for surgery
on the 13th.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA:
On motion by' Mrs. Wood and
seconded by Mr. Cox, the Board
voted 5-0 to adopt the agenda,
amended to include replace-
ment of pages 36, 65 and 66,
removal of page 29, and ad-
dition of pages 11a, 11b, 12a-
12d, 15a-15c, 18a, 20a, 23a,.
23b, 68a, and 69a-69c.
CONSENT ITEMS: On
motion by Mrs. Pierce and sec-
onded by Mrs. Wood, the Board
voted 5-0 to approve the follow-
ing consent items, with noted
changes to pages 5, 12 and'
15a.
Approval of Minutes:
Approved May 24, 2005, Board
Minutes (with correction" on
page 5 recommending Dee
Rich for Non-Instructional An-
nual Status at 'Gulf County
Adult School.")
Payment of Bills: Ap-
proved payment of bills as sub-
mitted.
Personnel: Approved ad-
vertisement for a Gulf Academy
Teacher in Wewahitchka.
Approved the extension
of Clayton Wooten's contract
through June 30, 2005.
Approved Larry B.
White to fill the position of
Wewahitchka High School Prin-
cipal, effective July 5, 2005.
Mr. White is being hired at In-
dex 11 on the Administrative
Pay Scale.
Approved request from
Chris Earley to advertise the
following Port St. Joe Elemen-
tary School positions:
1- Reading Teacher
1- 2nd Grade teacher
1- Pre-K/ESE teacher
Approved Margaret Ellmer
and Christine Hermsdorfer as
CBS ESE teachers for the 2005
summer program.
Approved Karen Odom
as Reading Coach for the three
Port St. Joe schools.
Approved Mary King and
Joni Whittington as paraprofes-
sionals for the 2005 summer
school program at Port St. Joe
Elementary School.
Accepted Kathy Arnold's
letter of resignation from her
teaching position at Port St. Joe
Middle School, effective May 27,
2005.
Approved Linda John-
son's request for a leave of ab-
sence during the 2005-2006
school year.
Accepted Karen Butts'
letter of resignation from her
teaching position at Port St. Joe
Elementary School, effective
May 27, 2005.
Approved Simona Beard
to teach Adult Education dur-
ing summer school, effective


seconded the motion for discus-
sion. After discussion, Com-
missioner Williams withdrew
his second and Commissioner
Traylor withdrew the motion.
Commissioner Williams then
motioned to table this request
for review. Commissioner Tray-
lor'seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously (4-0).
SMALL-SCALE MAP
AMENDMENT
Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing
to consider a small-scale map
amendment for Jon Mark Har-
rell (Parcel ID #04246-050R *
.87 Acres in S16, T7S, R11W),
County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment.
There being no public comment,
Commissioner Barnes mo-
tioned to approve a small-scale
map amendment changing the
land use from agricultural to
residential low density. Com-
missioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously (4-0).
FINAL PLAT WATER'S
EDGE EAST
Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing to
consider final plat approval for
S & D Development (Parcel ID
#06315-OOOR & #06315-005R *
9.87 Acres in S23, T9S, R11W
5 Units), County Attorney Mc-
Farland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for pub-
lic comment. There being no
public comment, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to approve the
final plat of Water's Edge East.
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously (4-0).
FINAL PLAT PINEY WOODS
BEACH II
Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing to
consider final plat approval for
Parvey Development Corpora-
tion (Parcel ID #06288-015R *
13.11 Acres in S22, T9S, R11W
39 Units), County Attorney
McFarland read, the public
hearing notice and called for
public comment., There being
no public comment and upon
recommendation by Planner
Richardson, Commissioner Wil-
liams motioned to approve the
final plat of Piney Woods Beach
II, contingent upon plat revision
and receipt of a letter of credit.
Commissioner Barnes seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously (4-0).
TABLE FINAL PLAT -
PLANTATION PALMS
Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing to
consider final plat approval for
St. Joseph Living, Inc. (Parcel
ID #030834020R 6.50 Acres
in S30, T8S, R10W 21 Units),
County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice
Sand called for public comment.
There being no public comment,
Commissioner Barnes motioned
to table approval of the final
plat of Plantation Palms. Com-
missioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously.(4-0).
TABLE FINAL PLAT -
WINDSWEPT AT CAPE SAN
BLAS
Pursuant- to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing to
consider final plat approval for
Booth Associates SE, Inc. (Par-
cel ID #06268-574R, #06268-
572R & #06268-570R 6.59
Acres in ,S6,, T9S, R11W 12
Units), County Attorney McFar-
land read the public hearing no-
tice and called for public com-


Approved Jordan Linton
to provide counseling services
during the -summer, effective
May 31 June 30, 2005. Mrs.
Linton will work a total of 30
hours during the summer, and
is being partially funded with
IDEA funds. .
Approved Claudice
Baxley to work on a part-time
basis at Wewahitchka Elemen-
tary School for the 2005-2006
school year.
,Approved request from
Lisa Dorman to modify her let-
ter of resignation to reflect May
31, 2005, as her last day.
Accepted Nicki Little's
letter of resignation from her
position at Wewahitchka El-
ementary School, effective May.
27, 2005.
Approved Virginia Hogue
as a bus aide for summer
school at Margaret K. Lewis in
. Bay County.
Approved the follow-
ing drivers to transport Gulf
County students to 2005 sum-
mer school at Margaret K. Lewis
in Panama City: Angie Suber
(Wewahitchka area) and Hazel
Simmons (Port St. Joe area).
IApproved Sherry Herring
to enter the DROP program,
with an anticipated retirement
date of April 1, 2006.
Student Matters: Ap-
proved early-admissions re-
quests from Port St.. Joe
High School students Jessie
Weimorts and Cori Owens; with
principal's recommendation.
These requests are being grant-
ed with the understanding that
both students are aware, that
they are forfeiting the oppor-
tunity to participate in senior
class activities except gradua-
tion and baccalaureate.
Approved parental re-
quest from Mark andi Darlene
Cutler that their two children,
Damari Cutler a n d
Marques Cutler, attend. school
in Bay County where both par-
ents are employed.
Surplus Matters: Ap-
proved disposal of surplus
equipment as submitted by
Sara Joe Wooten.
#62000131, #81002616,
#81002619, #61003199,
#61003200, #61003201,
#61003202, #61003203,
#61003204, #61003233,
#61003234, #61003235,
#61003236, #61003237,
#81002595, #81002596,
#81002597, #81002598,
#61002599, #81002600,
#81002609, #81002610,
#81002612, #81002620,
#92000030, #92000031,
#92010050, #92040183,
#92980021, #61003188,
#61003238, #81002614,
#86907221
Approved disposal of sur-
plus equipment as recommend
by Lori Price.
#22-86-241 (1986 large
screen television)
Approved disposal of sur-
plus equipment as recommend
by Greg Layfield.
#96909331 (IBM Wheel-
writer 1000 typewriter)
Approved disposal of
surplus equipment as recom-
mend by Melissa Ramsey.
#61023286


ment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Tray-
lor motioned to table approval
of the final plat of Windswept at
Cape San Blas. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously (4-
0).
FINAL PLAT CAPE ISLE
PRESERVE, PHASE II &
PHASE III
Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing
to consider final plat approval
for Tim Dobson (Parcel ID
#06315-000R & #06268-310R
& #06268-251R 5.47 Acres
in S20, T9S, R11W 8 Units),
County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment.
There being no public comment,
Commissioner Traylor mo-
tioned to approve the final plat
of Cape Isle Preserve, Phase II &
III. Commissioner Barnes sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously (4-0).
S.H.I.P. PROGRAM
Upon recommendation
by Veterans' Service Officer Wil-
liams, Commissioner Barnes
motioned to approve S.H.I.P.
Purchase Assistance, in the
amount, of $11,615.00, for Ja-
mie Scruggs. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously (4- '
0).
Upon recommendation
by Veterans' Service Officer Wil-
liams, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to execute a S.H.I.P.
Subordination Agreement, for
Donna Howze (Tyndall Federal
Credit. Union). Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously (4-
0).
ORDINANCE AMENDMENT -
ST. JOSEPH BAY (AIR BOATS
& SEA PLANES)
Upon discussion by Chief
.Administrator Butler and rec-
ommendation by Colnty Attor-
ney McFarland, Commissioner
Barnes motioned to begin the
process to amend Ordinance
No. 2005-01 to designate a spe-,
cific area that sea planes can
use to land on St. Joseph Bay
(in emergency.situations only).
Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the. motion, and it passed
unanimously (4-0).,
BUDGET BAY, FRANKLIN, "
GULF HEALTHY START
COALITION, INC. ,
Chief Administrator But-
ler discussed a letter from Bay,
Franklin, Gulf Healthy Start
Coalition, Inc., requesting per-
mission from the Board to use
the 1999 Gulf County bud--
get contribution for a purpose
other than the one for which it
was requested. Commissioner
Barnes motioned to approve
this request, and Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion
for discussion. After discussion
by Chief Administrator Butler
about program and rule chang-
es, etc., the motion passed 3 to
1, with Commissioner Traylor,
voting no.,
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS /
S.C.O.P. WILLIS LANDING
ROAD (C. R. 381)
Chief Administrator But-
ler reported that the County has
received the Small County Out-
reach Program (S.C.O.P.) Notice
to Proceed from the Department
of Transportation on the Willis
Landing Road ($1,207,QOO.00),
and is now ready to bid this
project. Upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner, Barnes, and
unanimous (4-0) vote, the


knowledge thank you note
from the 2005 Odyssey of the
Mind teams at Port St. Joe Ele-
mentary for the Board's support
and encouragement.
Acknowledged thank you
note from Larry and Kristine
Parker for the May 2 celebra-
tion.
Acknowledged thank you
note from Joyce Sweazy for
the Boaid's, recognition of her
retirement and the plaque she
received at the May 24th Board
meeting.
PROGRAM MATTERS:
On motion by Mr. Quinn and
seconded by Mr. Cox, the Boprd
voted 5-0 -to take action on the
following program matter:
Approved the 2004-2005'
Equal Educational Opportunity
Update as submitted by Mr.
Carr.
CONSTRUCTION
MATTERS: Approved pur-
chase of portable building
for Wewahitchka Gulf Acad-
emy at an approximate cost of
$12,000.
BID MATTERS: On mo-
tion by Mr. Cox and seconded
by Mrs. Wood, the Board voted
5-0 to take action on the follow-
ing bid matters:
Awarded the 2005-2006
Tire and Tube Bid to Ne-Ro
Tires.
Awarded the 2005-2006
Fuel and Oil Bid as follows:
Port St. Joe Area is
awarded to J.V. Gander, Dis-
tributors, Inc..
Wewahitchka Area is
awarded to Bennett Eubanks
Oil Company, Inc.
Awarded the 2005-2006
Seat Cover/Cushion Bid as fol-
lows:
SEAT FOAM (Cushions):,
Bid is awarded to Bus Parts
Warehouse
SEAT FOAM (Backs): Bid
is awarded to First Class Coach
SEAT COVERS: 1985-89
Blue Bird Back, and 1988 Ward
Back: Bid is awarded to Pride
Enterprises.
SEAT COVERS: All other
seat covers: Bid is awarded to
School Bus Parts
FLORIDA FIRST AID KIT:
Bid is awarded to First Class
Coach
FLUID CLEAN-UP: Bid is
awarded to School Bus Parts
Awarded Custodial Sup-
ply Bids (#06-007) to the fol-
lowing vendors for individual
items:
Hill Manufacturing,
MSC,
Grainger,
Houston Paper & Janito-
rial Supplies, Inc.
Southern Cleaning,
TEK Distributors, Inc.
BOARD MEMBER CON-
CERNS: On motion by Mrs.
Pierce and seconded by Mr.
Quinn, the Board voted 5-0 to
approve travel expenses for the
FSBA Annual Spring Confer-
ence June 15-17 in Tampa.
The Board will have a
budget workshop on June 13,
2005, at 9:00 AM, EST.
ADJOURNMENT: The
meeting was adjourned at 6:45
PM.


Board agreed to advertise to re-
ceive sealed bids for the Willis
Landing Road project.
S.C.O.P. 2005-06
Chief Administrator But-
ler reported that the County can
apply for the new year S.C.O.P.
Grant Program, but the appli-
cation must be submitted soon.
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commission-
er Williams, and unanimous
(4-0) vote, the Board agreed to
apply for these funds for paving
of the Stonemill Creek Road as
the top priority, and Doc Whit-
field (Howard Creek) Road as
the .second priority.
CHAIRMAN
Chief Administrator But-
ler reported that Chairman Pe-
ters is absent due to an illness
in his family (his wife is in the
hospital).
FUNDING COURTHOUSE
ROOF / BEACHES SEWER
SYSTEM
On behalf of Chairman
Peters, Chief Administrator
Butler reported that a letter was
received from Senator Lawson
concerning funding from the
State for the Courthouse roof
and the Beaches Sewer System.
He stated that the letter was en-
couraging that the County will
get this funding.
2005-06 PROPOSED BUDGET
REQUESTS
On behalf of Chairman
Peters, Chief Administrator
Butler reported, that the Chair-
man directed the Clerk to ask
that all department heads and
agencies to keep their budget
requests as low as possible for
2005-06 (must be submitted by
June 1st).
S.H.I.P. PROGRAM
On behalf of Chairman
Peters, Chief Administrator But-
ler requested Board direction
regarding the S.H.I.P. Program
in reference to transferring it to
C.D.C. (Gulf County Commu-
nity Development Corporation).
After discussion by Veterans'
Service Officer Williams and
Danny Bolden (C.D.C.), Corn-
.missioner Traylor; motioned to
transfer the S.H.I.P. Program
to the Gulf County Community
Development Corporation, ef-
fective July 1, 2005. Commis-
sioner Williams seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously (4-0).
Veterans' Service Officer
Williams discussed the budget
changes that will be created by
outsourcing the S.H.I.P. Pro-
gram, stating that the Veterans'
Service Office budget will have a
big increase for next year.
S.H.I.P. PROGRAM / VETER-
ANS' SERVICE OFFICER
Veterans' Service Officer
Williams discussed the decrease
in his salary when the S.H.I.P.
Program is transferred, and re-
quested permission to change
to a Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday work week from July
1st until his retirement, and to,
allow. these hours to remain a
full-time position. Commis-
sioner Williams then motioned
to approve this change in work
schedule, and to waive the rule
that requires a 32-hdur work
week to allow him to remain a
full-time employee. Commis-
sioner .Barnes seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously (4-0).
CONTRACT BEACH RES-
TORATION STUDY (BID
#0405-09)
Upon request -by Chief
Administrator Butler, Commis-
sioner Barnes motioned for the
Chairman to execute the con-
tract with M.R.D. Associates,
Inc. for the Beach Restoration
Engineering Feasibility Study
(Bid #0405,09), upon review
and approval by County Attor-
ney McFarland. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously (4-
0).
ANIMAL CONTROL
On behalf of Chairman
Peters, Chief Administrator
Butler presented a memo ask-
ing that the 3oard agree to con-
tact the Sheriff to request that
he take over the Animal Control
Department. After discussion,
Major Nugent left the meeting
to call Sheriff Upchurch and the
Board tabled this matter until
later in the meeting.
MOSQUITO SPRAYING
Acting Chairman
McLemore thanked Solid Waste
Director Danford for the excel-
lent job his department is doi.hg
with mosquito spraying.
WELCOME CENTER T.D.C./
E.D.C./CHAMBER OF COM-
MERCE
T.D.C. Director Picliett
reported that the final plans for
the new Welcome Center were
received this week, and they
should be able to advertise for
bids for a contractor after next
week's T.D.C. meeting.
PROPOSED BUDGET
PARK SIGNS
T.D.C. Director. Pickett
reported that they are begin-
ning the budget process for
2005-06, and requested that
any Coinmissioner who does
not have signs for parks in his
district to let her know so that
it can be included in the budget
request.
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT
TAX
T.D.C. Director Pickett
reported that the Tourist De-
velopment (Bed) Tax collections
are currently 14.73% higher
than they were at this time last
year.
GROWTH MANAGEMENT
.LEGISLATION
Planner Richardson re-"
ported that there is proposed
legislation regarding growth
management that could affect
the County if it is approved.
NORTHWEST FLORIDA
MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS
Day Ann Logue and
Shirley Rich, representatives
of Northwest Florida Medical
Reserve Corps, appeared be-
fore the Board to discuss, their
. program responsibilities during
emergency situations and di-
sasters, and to request a letter
of support and recruitment of
both medical and non-medi-
cal volunteers. Commissioner
Traylor motioned to submit a
letter of support' for this orga-
nization, and Commissioner
Williams seconded the mo-
tion. After discussion about
the Comprehensive Emergency


Response Plan (the organization
would like to see it include Mex-
ico Beach), the motion passed
unanimously (4-0). 1
GULF AIRE HOMEOWNERS
ASSOCIATION
Tom Graney appeared
before the Board, on behalf of
the Gulf Aire Homeowners As-
sociation, to discuss the storm-
water drainage system in Gulf
Aire. He requested permission
to work with Commissioner
Williams and the County En-
gineers to develop a solution
and projected costs involved.
The Board had no objection
to this request. Aftdr further
discussion by Mr. Graney and
Commissioner Williams, Trudie
Downs presented photographs


ot vanous dramage prooiems min
the community.
IMPACT FEE COMMITTEE
Kenny Strange and Andy
Smith appeared before the
Board, on behalf on the Impact
Fee Committee, to discuss their
meetings and issues they have
addressed. Mr. Strange report-
ed that it is the recommendation
of the committee that the Board
pursue impact fees, stating that
the first step should be to hire
a company to perform a study
(usually takes 6-8 months to
develop) to determine assess-
ment of impact fees. Commis-
sioner Traylor .and Commis-
sioner McLemore discussed the
committee, and thanked the
members for their hard work
and dedication. Upon discus-
sion by Commissioner Williams,
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to proceed with advertising for
proposals for someone to per-
form this study. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously (4-
0): Commissioner Traylor then
motioned to send a letter of
appreciation to the Impact Fee
Committee members. Com-
missioner Barnes seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously (4-0).
ANIMAL CONTROL /
SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Sheriff Upchurch ap-
peared before the Board to
discuss that he is not opposed
to taking over Animal Control,
as long as there is adequate
funding to run the depart-
ment. Commissioner Williams
motioned to turn; the Animal
Control Departnient over to the
Sheriffs Office, effective October
1st, and Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion.
After further discussion
regarding current funds in the
department budget, Commis-
sioner Traylor withdrew his
second and Commissioner Wil-
liams withdrew the motion.
Commissioner Traylor then
motioned to turn the Animal
Control Department over to the
Sheriffs Office, effectively im-
mediately.- Commissioner Wil-
liams seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously (4-0).
Upon discussion regard-
ing changing the Animal Con-
trol Ordinance to provide for
criminal penalties for various
violations, Commissioner Tray-
lor motioned to advertise the
proposed ordinance change,
contingent upon review and ap-
proval of the changes by Sher-
iff Upchurch. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously (4-
0).
PRIORITY LIST COUNTY
ROADS
Commissioner Traylor
discussed the need for a road
maintenance and paving pri-
ority list, and stated that the
County Engineers should make
this determination. -Commis-
sioner Traylor then motioned for
Preble-Rish Engineering, Inc.
(County Engineer) to develop a
road paving priority list to be
submitted to the Board for con-
sideration during the upcoming
budget session. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion
and, after discussion by mem-
bers of the Board, the motion
passed unanimously (4-0).
HIRING & FIRING -
PRACTICES / CHIEF
ADMINISTRATOR CONTRACT
Commissioner Traylor
discussed the new hiring and
firing policies adopted by the
Board, stating that he feels this
will take the "politics" out of
these issues.
Commissioner Williams
discussed the possibility of
making Chief Administrator
Butler a contract employee, in-
stead of a County employee. He
then motioned for County At-
torney McFarland to negotiate a
contract and severance package
with Chief Administrator But-
ler. Commissioner Traylor, sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously (4-0).
FOREST FIRE OVER-
STREET
Commissioner Traylor
and Commissioner Williams
thanked the Division of Forest-
ry and the Overstreet, Beaches
and Highland View Fire De-
, apartments for assisting in con-
taining the fire at Overstreet.
HEALTH CARE / HOSPITAL
Jim McKnight, of the Gulf
County Health Care Commit-
tee, appeared before the Board
to present information regard-
ing the projected"proceeds of
a '-cent sales tax for a new
hospital. Commissioner Tray-'
lor discussed his concerns re-
garding the land donation (land
should belong 'to the County)
and that the County has re-
ceived nothing in writing from
Sacred Heart. After further dis-
cussion that other companies
may be interested in coming to
Gulf County and the need for a
definite amount and time line,
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to request that a written pro-
posal be submitted to the Board
from Sacred Heart by May 24,
2005. Commissioner Williams
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously (4-0).
Mr. McKnight reported
that the Sacred Heart Air Am-
bulance will be available for
inspection at the next regular
Board meeting.
Mr. McKnight also re-
ported that the Health Depart-
ment is almost ready to open
the Urgent Care Facility, but x-
ray abilities will not be available
until a later date.
DONNIE WAYNE BRAKE
MEMORIAL PARK
Upon inquiry by Commis-
sioner Barnes, Commissioner
Williams reported that T.D.C.
has ordered signs for Donnie
Wayne Brake Memorial Park.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS /
SOUTH GULF COUNTY FIRE
DEPARTMENT
Commissioner Barnes
reported that- the South Gulf
County Fire Department will
have rescue training on Sat-
urday (April 30th), and he mo-
tioned to advertise to received
sealed bids for two (2) water
crafts for this department.
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously (4-0).
Q.T.I. / TAX ABATEMENT
HEALTH CHECK, INC.
Upon request by Com-


missioner Williams, E.D.C. Di-
rector McNair discussed that
Health Check, Inc. is'interested
in relocating their business to
Gulf County (on C. R. 386). He
stated that the company is now
located in Mexico Beach (40
employees), and has applied for
Q.T.I., but must receive a let-
ter of release from the City of
Mexico Beach to move to Gulf
County. He also discussed
the company's 'request for ad
valorem tax abatement. Com-
missioner Williams motioned
for E.D.C. Director McNair to
attend the meeting of the City
of Mexico Beach on May 10th
to obtain the letter of release
for this company. After further


discussion by members of the
Board, Commissioner Williams
withdrew his motion, and the
Board requested that E.D.C.
Director McNair continue work-
ing on a solution.
STRATEGIC PLANNING
(VISION) COMMITTEE
Commissioner Williams
discussed the Vision Commit-
tee, stating that they will meet
with each Commissioner to
obtain the top three (3) priori-
ties for long-term planning. He
reported that they have asked
that each Commissioner meet
with Loretta Costin to sched-
ule a time to attend one of the
committee meetings (either May
3rd or May 10th) to submit the
priority lists.
BUDGET PROGRAM CLERK
Commissioner Williams
thanked Clerk Norris for provid-
ing him with an Excel program
which allows him to work with
the budget. Upon his request,
the Board had no objection to
Commissioner Williams and
Chief Administrator Butler
holding a budget meeting with
the department heads next
week.
F.E.M.A. REIMBURSEMENT
/ FLOODING
Upon inquiry by Com-
missioner Williams, Major Nu-
gent reported that the damage
threshold of $18 million will
not be met. After discussion by
members of the Board, Commis-
sioner McLemore reported that
the Board has given the Sheriff
the funds he needed to pay his
overtime, and the Board em-
,ployees have been paid or given
compensatory time. Commis-
sioner McLemore and Commis-
sioner Traylor also stated that
the roads will be repaired by the
County departments on a prior-
ity basis as soon as possible.
ANNEXATION CITY OF
PORT ST. JOE
Commissioner Williams
reported that he has provided
the City of Port St. Joe with a
negotiation list in reference to
the proposed annexation in
Highland View. ,
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
UPDATE
Upon inquiry by Commis-
sionei Williams, Planner Rich-
ardson reported that the public
hearings for the updated Comp
Plan transmittal will be held in
May.
JOB OPENING G.I.S.
DIRECTOR
Human Resources Direc-
tor Manuel reported that the
interviews have been held for
the G.I.S. Director position and,
due to the high housing rates,
none of the three applicants will
take the job. She stated that
the income would need to be in-
creased, and she also discussed
that many of the County de-
partments are losing employees
for this reason. Commissioner
McLemore stated that the
Board can address this issue
during budget time.. Chief Ad-
ministrator Butler reported that
some of the G.I.S. work can.be
done through the County Engi-
neers, but the County uses the
G.I.S. Department every day.
Commissioner Williams stated
that The St. Joe Company may
be willing -to allow Penny Ford
to work with the County on a
temporary basis until someone
is.hired.
ENGINEER PLANNING
DEPARTMENT
Upon inquiry by Human
Resources Director Manuel
regarding the salary, qualifica-
tions, etc. for the Planning De-
partment Engineer position, the.
Board agreed to table this mat-
ter until the Department Head
meeting next week.
FIRE TRAINING / MEETING
Human Resources Direc-
tor Manuel reported that the
Fire Training Trailer will be
here on Thursday, April 28th at
10:00 a.m., E.T., in the E.O.C.
, parking lot (the County is try-
ing to obtain a grant to get this
trailer for training purposes).
Human Resources Direc-
tor Manuel also reported that
she has scheduled a meeting on
Monday, May 2nd at 4:00 p.m.,
E.T., in the Board Room with all
of the Fire Department Chiefs.
SPECIAL PROJECTS
PAYMENTS
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Barnes, second by Com-
missioner Williams, and unani-
mous (4-0) vote, the Board
approved the following Special
Projects payments:
'Dist. 1
P.S.J.H.S. Girls' Softball Team
Pless Box Project
$ 150.00'
Dist. 2
P.S.J.H.S. Girls' Softball Team
Press Box Project
$ 150.00
Dist. 3
P.S.J.H.S. 'Girls' Softball Team'
Press Box Project
$ 500.00
Dist. 5
P.S.J.H.S. Girls' Softball Team
Press Box Project
$ 300.00
(End)
HEALTH CHECK, INC.
Carole Kelly, of Health
Check, Inc., appeared before the
Board to thank them for work-
ing with her company to allow
her the opportunity to relocate
her business to Gulf County.
HOMELAND SECURITY
GRANT APPLICATION
Major Nugent discussed
a Homeland Security Grant ap-
plication for the Sheriff's Office,
and requested permission for
the Chairman to execute the
application when it is prepared
(no local match.funds required).
The Board approved this re-
quest.
There being no further
business, the meeting did then
adjourn at 8:00 p.m., E.D.T.
CARMEN L. MCLEMORE
ACTING CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
MAY 2, 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. and- Commissioners Bill
Williams and Jerry W. Barnes.
McLemore and Commissioner
Billy E. Traylor were absent>.


Others present were: Ex-
ecutive Administrator/Deputy
Clerk Towan Kopinsky, Chief
Administrator Don Butler, Ad-
ministrator Staff Assistant Lynn
Stephens, Emergency Manage-
ment/911 Coordinator Mar-
shall Nelson, and Public Works
Director Gerald Shearer.
Chairman Peters called
the meeting to order at 12:03
p.m., E.D.T.
SAND BERM PROJECT
Emergency Manage-
.ment/911 Coordinator Nelson
reported that the Sand Berm
Project will take place during
turtle nesting season and the
Florida Fish & Wildlife Commis-
sion and D.E.P. have agreed to


allow the Turtle Patrol to move
the turtle nests each morning
before the contractor arrives to
start work. He stated that the
Turtle Patrol has submitted a
proposed cost of $29,950.00
(which includes an ATV), and
this amount should be reim-
bursed by F.E.M.A. (not guar-
anteed). After discussion that
the ATV can be utilized by
the County or sold after this
project is complete, Commis-
sioner Williams inquired about
the Turtle Patrol's use of the
equipment after the project is
complete. Emergency Manage-
ment/911 Coordinator Nelson
and Chief Administrator Butler
reported that the Turtle Patrol
has told them that they pre-
fer to walk the beach during
nesting season. Upon further
discussion regarding F.E.M.A.
reimbursement, Emergency
Management/911 Coordina-
tor Nelson stated that we have
good supporting documenta-
tion which should be sufficient
to receive reimbursement, but
there is no guarantee. Com-
missioner Barnes motioned to
approve these expenses for the
Turtle Patrol and to advertise
to receive bids for the ATV, and
Commissioner Williams second-
ed the motion. Upon inquiry by
Deputy Clerk Kopinsky regard-
ing payment of the expenses,
the Board agreed for Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator
Nelson to request an advance
of grant funds from F.E.M.A.
(this amount would have to be
taken from the General Fund
Reserve for ,Contingencies if it
is not an allowable reimburse-
ment). The motion then passed
unanimously (3-0).
SPECIAL PROJECTS
PAYMENTS
Upon inquiry, there were
no Special Projects Payments
requests.
There being no further
business, the meeting did then
adjourn at 12:23 p.m., E.D.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
MAY 10, 2005
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board
of County Commissioners met
this date in regular session with
the following members pres-
ent: Chairman Nathan Peters,
Jr., Vice Chairman Carmen L.
McLemore, Commissioners Bil-
ly E. Traylor, Bill Williams, and
Jerry W. Barnes.
Others present were:
County Attorney Timothy Mc-
Farland, Clerk Becky Norris,
Deputy Clerk Leanna Roberts,
Chief Administrator Don But-
ler, Administrator Staff Assis-
tant Lynn Stephens, Building
Official Brad Bailey, E.M.S. Di-
rector Shane McGuffin, Planner
David Richardson, Assistant
Planner Andrew Rowell, Road
Department 'Superintendent
Bobby Knee, T.D.C. Director
Paula Pickett, Sheriff Dalton
Upchurch, and Sheriff's Office
Major Joe Nugent.
Major Nugent called the
"meeting to order at 6:01 p.m.,
E.D.T.
Pastor Bruce Duty opened
the meeting with prayer, and
Major Nugent led the Pledge of
Allegiance to the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA
Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve the Con-
sent -Agenda. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion
for discussion and, after dis-
cussion about a change in the
minutes (04/26/05) regarding
Special Projects Payments and
removal of Item #3 (pages 21-
23), the motion passed unani-
mously, as follows:
1) Minutes April 26,
2005 Regular Meeting
May 2, 2005 Special
Meeting
2) Agreement Assur-
ance (U.S.D.A.)
Equal Opportunity
(U.S.D.A.)
**DELETE** 3)
Article V Trust Fund Grant -
Amended Spending Plan
4) Board Letterhead
- Individual District Stationery
5) Insurance Request
- Richard & Donna Burkett.
(Board to pay employee indi-
vidual dental premiums toward
a family policy)
6) Interlocal Agree-
ments City of Wewahitchka &
City of Port St. Joe (C.D.B.G. -
Overstreet Water System)
7) Inventory- Dalkeith
Fire Department (Junk #320-3)
8) Invoice Allen ,
Norton & Blue Employment
Matters (#45589 $162.11 to
be paid from Account #21111-
31200)
County Attorney Timo-
thy McFarland (April, 2005 *
$5,585.00 to be paid from Ac-
count #21314-31100)
Florida Department of
Revenue Unemployment Com-
pensation Clayton/Hysmith
($2,98E.00 to be paid from Ac-
count #21111-25000)
Manusa Lewis & Dod-
son (MLD) Architects Cape
San Bias Lighthouse
Grant (Bid #0203-03 /
#3307 $517.76 to be paid
from
Account #57573-31000)
-' Peter Brown Construe-
tion Cape Lighthouse Keeper's
Quarters (Bid#0304-04 #6 *
$20,738.66 to be paid from
Account #57573-62100)
9) Road Maintenance
(Limited) Basswood, Rosewood
& Wildwood Roads
10) S.H.I.P. Amended
Purchase Assistance Scruggs
($11,615.00)
Rehabilitation As-
sistance Maude Bryant
($18,186.70)
Rehabilitation As-
sistance Sam Bryant
($18,186.70)
Rehabilitation As-
sistance Harriett Pate
($18,186.70)
Rehabilitation Assis-
tance Julius Shackleford
($18,186.70)
11) Special Projects
Payments, as follows:
Dist. 1 Rich's
IGA Road Department Cook-
out $82.84
Dist. 4 Doro-
thy Beard Community Scholar-.
ship Foundation Donation $


100.00
White City Fire Depart-
ment Donation $150.00
(End)
12) Travel Florida
Shore & Beach Preservation
(Key Largo 09/28-30/05) '
PUBLIC HEARING LAND
USE CHANGE / HARRELL
Pursuant ,to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing to
consider adoption of a proposed
land use change ordinance for
Jon Mark Harrell, County At-
torney McFarland read .the
proposed ordinance by title
and called for public comment.
There being no public com-
ment, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to adopt the following


titled ordinance. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-11
AN ORDINANCE AMEND-
ING THE COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH
PROCEDURES REQUIRED
FOR SMALL-SCALE MAP
AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO
AUTHORITY UNDER STATE
STATUTES SECTION 163.3187,
SPECIFICALLY CHANGING
PARCEL ID #04246-050R, .87
ACRES OF A TRACT OR PAR-
CEL OF LAND LYING AND
BEING PART OF SECTION 16,
TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE
11 WEST, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA FROM AGRICUL-
TURAL TO RESIDENTIAL LOW
DENSITY; AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
*Complete Ordinance on
file with Clerk *
PUBLIC HEARING / COMPRE-
HENSIVE PLAN
AMENDMENTS (E.A.R.)
Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing
regarding amendments to, tihe
Evaluation and Appraisal Re-
port (E.A.R.) of the Gulf County
Comprehensive Plan, County
Attorney McFarland read the
notice and called for public
comment. There being no pub-
lic comment, Commissioner
Williams discussed Section 11.9
of the policy (lines 56-59), and
,recommended a 10-foot mini-
mum buffer from the wetland
and the surface water, with an
average of 25-foot (as approved
in the WindMark D.R.I.). Com-
missioner Willianis motioned to
include his recommendation in
the amendment to the Compre-
hensive Plan. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion
and, after adding to the motion
that the ratio be changed from
one unit per five acres to one
unit per one acre, the motion
passed unanimously. Planner,
Richardson stated that a sign-
up sheet is available and will
be submitted with the Notice of
Intent to the State.
FLOOD DETAILS /
SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Sheriff Upchurch ap-
peared before the Board and
presented the March, 2005
Flood Expenditures Report, and
stated that the debris removal
expense is not included. He
reported that the County's net
expense is $91,049.74 (Road
Department and Public Works
Department overtime was given
as comp. time).
He reported that Emer-
gency Management has began
operational procedures required
with the onset of hurricane sea-
son. He discussed his concerns
regarding the County's radio
system (lack of communica-
tions within the County). He
also reported that the State Law
Enforcement has submitted
a bid on installation of a new
communication system (lease
option package), stating that
the County would no longer be
responsible for the communica-
tion towers.
Upon inquiry by Com-
missioner Barnes, Sheriff Up-
church stated that the Sheriff's
Office has divided the, County
into three zones (Port St. Joe to
Overstreet, Port St. Joe to Cape,
and. Dalkeith to the North),
and Gulf County Deputies will
be working in each zone. He
reported that the Sheriff's Of-
fice has begun a Beach Watch
Program in the Cape area that
consists of volunteers that live
at'Cape San Bias.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS /
E.M.S. SOFTWARE
Upon recommendation by
E.M.S. Director McGuffmn, Com-
missioner Traylor motioned
to advertise to receive' .sealed
bids for E.M.S. billing software
(to be paid from the 2005-06
E.M.S. budget). Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
AWARD BID #0405-14 /
CONTRACTOR EMERGENCY
BERMS PROJECT
Upon discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler and rec-
ommendation by Emergency
Management/911 .Coordinator
Nelson, Commissioner Barnes
motioned to award bid #0405-
14 to Advance Construction
Services, Inc., in the amount of
$841,260.00, for construction
of the Emergency Sand Berms.
Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the, motion, and it passed
unanimously. .
PROPOSEp ORDINANCE /
TRASH CONTAINERS
Chief Administrator- But-
ler reported that trash con-
tainers are still being left on
'the County right-of-ways (U.S.
Highway 98 and Cape Road).
Commissioner Barnes request-
ed that County Attorney McFar-
land draft a proposed ordinance
regarding this issue. County At-
torney McFarland reported that
a draft .has' been created and
the proposed ordinance needs
to be advertised. Upon mo-
tion by Commissioner Barnes,
second by Commissioner Wil-
liams, and unanimous vote, the
Board agreed to advertise the
proposed ordinance regarding
trash (garbage) containers be-
ing left on the right-of-ways.
BEACON HILL PROPERTY /
SCHWEIZER
Chief Administrator But-
ler discussed a letter submitted
by John Schweizer requesting
tax abatement on his property
at Beacon Hill (being utilized
by the public as beach access).
After discussion by Chairman
Peters, Commissioner Williams
directed County Attorney Mc-
Farland to review this issue
(land swap/tax abatement),
stating that he wants to assist
Mr. Schweizer. Upon motion
by Commissioner Williams, sec-
ond by Commissioner Barnes,
and unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to allow County Attorney
McFarland to proceed with legal
options regarding Mr. Schweiz-
er's Beacon Hill property.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS
/ METAL ROOF -
WEWAHITCHKA E.M.S.
Upon discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler and rec-
ommendation by Wewahitchka
E.M.S., Commissioner Traylor
motioned to advertise to receive
sealed bids for a metal roof for
the Wewahitchka E.M.S. Build-
ing. Commissioner McLemore


seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
AWARD BID #0405-17 /
MULTI-PURPOSE EQUIP-
MENT SOLID WASTE DEPT.
Upon discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler and rec-
ommendation by Solid Waste
Director Danford, Commission-
er McLemore motioned to award
bid #0405-17 to Bobcat of the
Wiregrass, in the amount of
$35,017.00, for the multi-pur-
pose equipment for the Solid
Waste Department (to be paid
from Solid Waste Grant Funds).
Commissioner Barnes second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
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588 Ling Street Great investment 3BR/2BA Home in Wewahitchka. 4lCAR
opportunity,a100 x 135; ft lot with mobile Parkipg. $179,900. MLS# 106373 Call
home, close to beaches and just minutes Doug Birmingham today for more
from public boat ramp and intercoastal information @ 850-227-5239.
waterway. Call Sonjia Raffield 340-
0900


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


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














4412 Hwy 98 2 BR/2BA 1st tier home
offers an unobstructed lifetime view of
St. Joseph Bay. Future development of
Windmark Beach will envelope this area
of St. Joseph Shores Subd. that isl located
between Port St. Joe and St.Joe Beach.
MLS# 105433 $1,350,000 Call Carol
for appt. @ 850-227-4252


1953 CR C-30, PORT ST. JOE Very nice
3 br 2 ba home with fireplace. Automatic
storm shutters. Have your own boat access
to bay with bay front lot and home! Also
could be extra bay front lot or keep for
yourself! Beautiful sunsets and gorgeous
view. '$1,200,000 MIS 105235 Call Ellen
Allemore 850-227-5146


229 Pine Street 2BR/1 BA home located
in St. Joe Beach with a very LARGE YARD
that includes three lots and only steps
from the beach. $875,000 Call Carol
for more info @850-227-4252.


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



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











Lovely completely renovated home in
one of the established best neighbor-
hoods.Located behind the hospital with
a park in front of the home. Appliances
are only 2 years old. Ready and waiting
with no hassle. Extra large beautifully
landscaped fenced yard.Has yard build-
ing with electricity. Also, huge room in
garage for storage. New cabinetry in
kitchen, irrigation system many ameni-
ties. Come see! Call Ellen Allemore @
850-227-5146.












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


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


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














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


Well maintained 2 bd; 1 bath home in o
quiet neighborhood in Mexico Beach.
Octagonal, construction and .extra
deep lot offers a lot of potential. MLS
#106130 $335,000 Call Diane Scholz
- 850/227-6297.


Beautifully decorated doublewide mobile
home on .large lot just steps away from
dedicated beach. Double-carport with par-
tially finished guest quarters. MLS 104752
- $499,000 Call Diane Scholz 850/227-
6297


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


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BEACHES is heavily'landscaped with paved streets and a gated entrance.
117 Desoto Street, St. Joe Beach, GULF VIEW LOT, 50x150. Community will also have their own beachside pool. $525,000
$595,000. Call Brenda Miller @ 850-227-5380 109 N..27th Street, Mexico Beach MLS#104393 Gulf view
SBay County- 315 Turtle Cove. MLS#105770. Residential ot lot 75x100, surveyed, short walk to the beach. $325,000 Call
in new Subdivision Turtle Cove. Along the shoreline of Lake Powell, Brenda Milker 850-227-5380
and just minutes from the beach. $650,000. Call Natalie Shoaf 6021 Hwy 98 BAY FRONT Prime development opportu-
@ 850-227-4355 for more info. nity. 235, on East Bay located in Bay Co. on Tyndall Parkway.
* Mexico Beach- MLS# 106182. Nice corner lot on mexico beach Excellent site for condominiums overlooking pristine waterfront.
with beautiful unobstructed gulf view great for your beach home! Property is currently approved for 42 units. Call Carol for more
CALL ELLEN ALLEMORE @ 227-227-5146 FOR MORE INFO. Info @ 850-227-4252
* 200 HWY 98 MEXICO BEACH Build on this Corner lot EASTPOINT
- Hwy 98 and 2nd St. with beautiful UNOBSTRUCTED Gulf Viewl Lakes on the Bluff Subdivision, Eastpoint. New gated subdivision,
50' frontage by 151'. 1 $1,125,000 MLS 106182 Call Ellen pool, clubhouse, Apalachicola Bay access. Three lots to choose from
Allemore 850-227-5146 starting at $175,000. Each over 1/3 acre. Call Brenda Miller 850-
S6021 Hwy 98 BAY FRONT Prime development opportunity. 235, on 227-5380 for details.
East Bay located in Bay Co. on Tyndall Parkway. Excellent site for condo- PORT ST. JOE
miniums overlooking pristine waterfront. Property is currently approved for
42 units. Call Carol for more info (0 850-227-4252 PORT ST. JOE- (White City) MLS# 106486. Approx. 11.2 acres on
canal front property., $7,900,000 Call Warren Yeager for more infor-
* Mexico Beach, Interior lot. This is within walking distance to the motion at 800-451-2349 or 850-227-9600.
beach. Underground utilities, paved streets,' curbing. MLS# 103753
$249,900 Port St. Joe, 2405 Hwy 98-Large beautiful bay view lot has unob-
Sstructed view of St. Joe Bay, great place to build a home. mls#105525
Rare commercial/residential highway frontage opportunity in $87.5,000 Call Sonlia 340-0900.
Simmons Bayou area. Great bay view home site or excellent com-
mercial business location along busy Hwy. C-30 with approximately Southgate Subdivision in beautiful Port St. Joe. Gated Community,
406 feet of highway frontage. $450,000. Call Sonjia Raffield Brick Pavers, underground utilities. Close to schools, churches and down-
850- 340-0900 town. Call Mark Schultz at 850-227-5605.
CASUNA SUBDIVISION, Mexico Beach. Two lots in brand new Port St. Joe's newest business address offers just 41 com-
subdivision With pool, club house, paved roads, within walking mercial lots with water front views, tasteful landscaping with water
distance of beach. Lot Sizes are .25 acre. Priced at $249,900. fountains, brick pavers and morel A charming "Old Florida" planned
Call Brenda Miller 850-227-5380. development perfect for professional offices, shops. Strict brchitec-
MLS#105141 126 Rosemary Court This Gulf View lot tural control. Act fast! Lots starting at $299,900
is in a premier subdivision offering each lot owner a commu- MLS#104492 Brand new Subdivision in Highlandview called
nity boardwalk to the Gulf of Mexico. The entire subdivision "Sunset Bay". This 12 lot development is located next to the Fire


Station with all lots close to a quarter of an acre. Prices range from
$179K-$209K. Homeowners should have a bay view if they choose
to build up. Call Doug Ilrmingham or Carol Bell @ 850-227-
5239 / 850-227-4252
* 105 Conch Street 102'x105' lot located in Sunset Village
Subd. Beautifully landscaped with attractive street signs, and a
community pool. Homes being built in this area are premium
in style and construction. Subd. will be adjacent to Windmarks
final phase of development. Call Carol for more info @850-
227-4252
* Bay View Lot Huge lot w/ gorgeous bay views of St. Joe Bay.
On right side of Marnie Drive bridge at Marnie Island on C-30.
Survey/site plan available depicting footprint, wetland delineation
& setbacks. 2.20 acres. Kim Harrison 227.4960
* Oak Grove-60x124 lot just a few blocks from beautiful St. Joe
Bay. $219,900 Call Sonlia Raffield 340-0900
OTHER GULF COUNTY ACREAGE
Indian Pass- 101 Lagoon Drive. Great private 2nd tier homesite
with beach access, as close to water as most 1st tiersl Arch. restrictions
but NO hassles with a/HOA. Beautiful secluded beach, steps away from
Raw Bar,ONE minute drive to boat launch,camp store, gas and St Vincent
Island, $595,000. Call Kim Harrison for more information @ 850-
227-4960.
Indian Pass Gulf Front Lot Follow the oyster shell roads to this beauti-
ful gulf front lot. Only two houses away from gulf front community pool.
This very private, little community is tucked away from it all. 68' X 217'
MLS #105561 KIm Harrison 227.4960
Waterfront lot in East Bay Plantation. Beautiful dockable
lot 1.10 atre on Wetappo Creek, easy intercoastal access. Great
investment opportunity Call Candice Upchurch 850.227.6402
211 Hardy Street, Overstreet MLS#103778 2.21 acres in the
country, close to intra-coastal waterway. Left uncleared for natural
setting. Homes or mobile homes. $135,000 Call Brenda Miller '


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

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