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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: July 28, 2005
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School Board Slashes


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Drop, drop, oh what a relief it is for
taxpayers.
The Gulf County School Board last week
approved for advertisement a tentative bud-
get which includes a reduction of the school
district millage rate by more than two mills.
A mill represents $1 for every $1,000 in
appraised value. This year, each mill gener-
ates $2.54 million, compared to $1.64 mil-
lion last year.
The district, which last year levied 6.6800
mills, came within a mosquitoes' wing of the
rollback rate, that millage level at which the
same amount of dollars is brought in as last
year.
This year's tentative millage rate of 4.660
is less than one percent above the rollback


rate, representing a tax increase of just .74 The required local effort mill;
percent. lished in Tallahassee and was "
"I'm tickled," said Superintendent Tim year by 1.7900, due in large pa


Wilder. "I pay
those taxes. This is
unprecedented."
As when mill-
age rates rise,
much of the ratio-
nale for dropping
the rates this year
lies in Tallahassee,
where state law-
makers and the
Department of
Education fund


Tentative School Board Millage
Rates For 2005-06

2005-06 2004-05 Difference
Required local effort 3.4870 5.2770 -1.7900
Regular Discretionary 0.5100 0.5100 0.0000
Supplementary Discretionary 0.0830 0.0630 0.0200
Local Capital Improvement 0.5800 0.8300 -0.2500
Total 4.660 6.6800 -2.0200


and massage the
formula for financing public school educa-
tion in Florida's 67 districts.


edged blade for the district this
County taxpayers now foot


village Rate

age is estab- of state and local funding for county public
lowered this schools, up from just over 40 percent no
art to rising more than five or six years ago.
property However, 90 percent is a cap, one reached
values, by dozen or so counties around the state this
I n year, with the state required to pay at least
fact, the 10 percent of funds for district schools.
spi k ing Therefore, as less millage is required
value of to achieve 90 percent of funding in other
taxab 1 e words, the more property values rise the
property more the millage rate will sink as the state
in the maintains its 10 percent contribution.
county "There is a cap and we have reached it,"
provided said district financial officer Sissy Worley. "It
s o m e helps taxpayers because the state must pay
thing of 10 percent so it allows us to move the mill-
a dual- age down."
year. On the other hand, reaching such a level
90 percent See SCHOOL BOARD on Page 14A


County Steps Up Spraying Efforts;


Seeks Funding for Beaches


Commission Chairman Nathan Peters, on behalf of the County Commission, honored
County Extension Agent Roy Lee Carter for 25 years of service.


FEMA1felve


Now Opet in
By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Disaster relief has arrived in Gulf County
- just follow the flashing arrows.
Two road construction signs on Clifford
Sims Pkwy.
direct Port St.
Joe residents
to the Federal .
Emergencyy
Management: -
Agency (FEMA)
D i s a s t e r
Recovery,
Center located
in the City Hall
parking lot,
305 Cecil G.
"Costin Blvd.
Beneath
the air condi- I
tioned white .
tent, recovery
specialists are
specialists are A FEMA Disaster Recovery Cer
on hand to located at 305 Cecil G. Costin Blv
walk residents tance may complete a telephone a
who have
sustained property damage from HurricaneI
Dennis through a telephone registration pro-
cess.


Wewahitchka


Man Remains Missing
On July 14, family members of Justin
Jay Curcie, 19, of Wewahitchka reported to
the Gulf County Sheriffs 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. Justih 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 inter-
viewing acquaintances of
Curcie to determine his
whereabouts.
SCurcie is described
as a white male, 19
years of'age, 5'7", 200
pounds with brown hair
and brown eyes. He also
Curcie has a tattoo of "CURCIE"
Justin Jay 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.


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ort St. Joe
ose seeking assistance must dial a toll
umber and provide the operator with
social Security number and household
llers will be asked for their insurance


information,
the address of
their property,
a description
of the dam-
S- age incurred
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number where
they can be
reached.

applicants
and schedule
a visit.
"The turn
around time
is being expe-
nter is now open in Port St. Joe, diedd" said
d. Those seeking disaster assis- FEMA Public
application inside. Information
Officer Lynne
Keating, who assured that property owners
can expect a call within days of completing
the application.
After the inspectors have assessed the
property damage, FEMA will make an eligibil-
ity determination.
Keating stressed that disaster assess-
ment is looked at on a "case-by-case basis,"
with FEMA funds only covering basic needs.
"This is primarily jump-start assistance,"
said Keating, who noted that low-interest
disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business
Administration (SBA) may further help prop-
erty owners return to pre-disaster condi-
tions.
SBA loans fund private property repairs
that are not fully covered by insurance.
Homeowners may apply for up to $200,000 in
loans for real estate repairs, and homeown-
ers and renters can borrow up to $40,000
to replace personal property damaged in a
disaster.
An SBA representative is available onsite
at the recovery center. Anyone completing
a FEMA application will receive a SBA loan
application.
If residences are uninhabitable and
property insurance does not cover temporary
housing expenses, property owners may be
eligible for grants.
FEMA encourages people to document
any repairs they have made prior to applying
for assistance.
As part of the application process, FEMA
will make referrals to other federal, state and
voluntary agencies that provide other kinds
(See FEMA on Page 6A)


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
With at least one case of suspected West
Nile virus in the county and residents from
north to south swamped by mosquitoes, the
county is aggressively ramping up its spray-
ing efforts.
County Solid Waste Supervisor Joe
Danford told county commissioners during
their regular bi-mpnthly meeting on Tuesday
evening that one aerial spray mission was
conducted earlier this week on the south end
of the county, with another planned for early
next week.
Danford added that with the Apalachicola
River system slowly receding an assessment
of what is needed on the north end is being
conducted, with an eye toward a flyover
spray mission possible.
Such a mission on the north end would
require notification and cooperation from
beekeepers in the area possibly moving
hives to marsh areas but Commissioner
Carmen McLemore said anything that was
needed could be accomplished given the
inundation of the flying pests, particularly
since the rains of Hurricane Dennis.
Danford also said he is moving man-
power around to have one spray truck work-
ing on both ends of the county McLemore
volunteered to man the truck on the north
end if needed and to have a larvacide truck
spraying every day.
Commissioners also decided to advertise
for a full-time mosquito control director,
which the county has not had in some time,
with Danford handling the spraying program
through his department.
"We have several possible cases of West
Nile and it's important to the county that we
get on top of that," said Commissioner Billy
Traylor.
The one known suspected case of infec-
tion by West Nile virus, which is transmit-


ted when a mosquito bites an infected bird
and then blood-feeds on a human or horse,
involves a Wewahitchka man living in the
Willis Landing area.
While his symptoms indicate West Nile,
final confirmation, as folks in Gulf County
have learned in the past two years, comes.
only from the state and can typically lag well
behind the onset of symptoms or treatment.
As of press time the Florida Department
of Health had yet to confirm that the man
was infected with West Nile virus.
BEACHES
The county is also moving forward with
several initiatives aimed at beach restora-
tion.
The work to construct five-year storm
sand berms from the Stump Hole to St.
Joseph Peninsula State Park began last week
near the Stump Hole, county emergency
manager Marshall Nelson told commission-
ers, and the contractor should begin working
up and down the entire length of the project
by next week.
"It's going real well," Nelson said.
Meanwhile commissioners agreed to
move ahead to apply for funds from a state-
wide pool earmarked for beach restoration
projects around Florida.
While an ongoing feasibility study exam-
ining what is possible and needed along
the peninsular beaches won't be completed
until February, the deadline for applying
to receive state funding from the restora-
tion pool is looming. If the county qualifies
it could receive up to 50 percent from the
state on what is price-tagged as a $12 mil-
lion project to restore badly eroded beaches
in the county.
That would mean the county would have
to come up with at least $6 million. County
staff is examining funding options and coun-
ty administrator Don Butler said if a funding
See COUNTY on Page 14A


DEP Damage Assessment


Briefing in I
By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Following an aerial evaluation of north-
west Florida beaches and coastal areas early
last week, DEP Secretary Colleen Castille met
with Gulf County officials last Wednesday
to assess relief efforts following Hurricane
Dennis.
Castille said the Franklin County com-
munities of Alligator Point and St. George
Island bore the brunt of Dennis's eastern
outer bands. Alligator Point suffered the
greatest structural damage while St. George
Island endured the greatest loss of dunes.
"There are no dunes left on St. George
Island," Castille said.
Michael Barnett, DEP beaches and coast-
al systems bureau chief said it would take
several days to determine areas to qualify for
assistance.


3ort St. Joe
The DEP damage assessment report will
be posted on the department's Web site,
www.floridadep.org, upon its completion.
Relative to St. George Island, Cape San
Blas in Gulf County suffered less significant
beach erosion. However, Dennis delayed
installation of emergency sand berms sched-
uled to begin construction the week prior
to the hurricane's arrival. These emergency
berms are designed to protect beachfront
property from a five-year storm event.
Gulf County Emergency Management
Coordinator Marshall Nelson said he planned
to move ahead with berm construction as
soon as possible.
"They began moving sand in yester-
day," Nelson said. "Contractors have been
instructed to move debris out of the berm


See DAMAGE ASSESSMENT on Page 8A


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Back to School for Gulf County Students


By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Summer vacation will
come to a close for Gulf
County students, teachers
and faculty in just over a
week when they head back to
their classrooms on Friday,
Aug. 5.
Port St. Joe Schools
Port St. Joe Elementary
and Middle School students
will have orientations prior
to the first day of school,
and Port St. Joe High School
is gearing up for their "First
Day Celebration."
Port St. Joe High
School
On Wednesday, Aug. 3,
at 12 noon, ET, Port St. Joe
High School will be hosting
an orientation for all ninth
graders and new students.
Parents are encouraged to
attend with their children
and learn all about the plans
for the upcoming 2005-2006
school year.


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The Student Government
Executive Council has
finalized their plans with the
faculty and administration
for the annual First Day of
School Celebration on Friday,
Aug. 5.
Emily Raffield said the
theme for the celebration will
be "Hollywood: Spotlight on
Port St. Joe High School."
Principal Duane
McFarland will open the
day with an assembly and
devotion before dismissing
students to homeroom. In
their homerooms, students
will receive their class T-shirts
made possible by donations
from local businesses.
Raffield advises that her
fellow students save their
new clothes for Monday -
things might get a little messy
during the "Wacky Olympics"
beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Games like "dizzy bat"
and "feather on a plate" will
take these students back
to elementary school with
games reminiscent of field
day.
"What we try to do is have
a celebration to make it a fun
day," McFarland said.
Following a lunch break,
the Student Council will
perform a series of skits
explaining new policies
adopted by the high school
for the coming year.
The most important
revision concerns the
tardy policy, according to
McFarland. Whereas last
year, students were permitted
two tardies in each class, this
year, each student will be
allowed only two tardies in a
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crack down on tardies,"
McFarland said.
As they have in the past,
cheerleaders and drummers
will lead a processional
through the halls to dismiss
classes for a pep rally, the
final event of the celebration.
Port St. Joe Middle
School
Orientation for sixth-
graders and new students at
Port St. Joe Middle School
will be held Thursday, Aug. 4
beginning at 9 a.m. ET.
Students will receive
their schedules for the
upcoming year and have the
opportunity to meet with
their new teachers. Parents
are encouraged to attend
this orientation with their
students.
If students need
transportation to the
orientation on Thursday
morning and currently live
on a county bus route,
arrangements can be made
to meet transportation needs
by calling 227-3211 or 227-
1744.
Principal Juanise
Williams said the middle
school has implemented a
new reading program this
year to bring their "high B
school up to an A school."
"We're real excited about
the upcoming year," Williams
said.
Port St. Joe
Elementary School
The administration,
faculty and staff of Port St.
Joe Elementary School is
proud to welcome all new
and returning students and
parents for the upcoming
2005-2006 school year.
Principal Chris Earley
said he and his staff anticipate
the greatest year that they
have ever had. They will kick
off the year beginning with an
open house on Thursday,
Aug. 4, from 12 noon until 2
p.m. ET.
Students and parents
are encouraged' to
attend. Classroom rosters
will be posted on the windows
in the front office. Students
and parents can visit the
classrooms and meet the
teachers at any time during
this two-hour period.
Wewahitchka Schools
First the staff planned.
Then the students planned.
Finally, the parents listened


to their efforts.
Handful ofWewahitchka
Middle and High School
students gave up one of their
last mornings of vacation
to begin planning the Back
to School Bash slated for
Friday, August 5.
Wewahitchka High
School
At Wewahitchka High
School, students plan on
taking a somewhat less
unified approach.
Organizers from the
Student Government
Association and National
Honor Society have planned


their respective classrooms
and meet their new teachers
for the coming academic
year.
Wewahitchka Middle
School
To energize students and
faculty about their return to
the classroom, the middle
school hopes to host a
Hawaiian-themed celebration
complete with a dunking
booth, hula show and
popcorn and slushy machine
among other carnival-type
attractions.
"We want to keep
everybody outside," explained


Wewahitchka Middle School students present their ideas for
the back to school celebration to administrators and parents.


a competition between the
classes.
The "Back to School
Mardi Gras Bash for the
Best B School" will consist
of class skits, a tug-of-war
competition, an ice-block
sitting contest and a friendly,
limbo challenge.
Senior Heather Simmons
and other members of the T-
shirt committee are currently
seeking class sponsors to
help fund class T-shirts, each
designated by a different
Mardi Gras color.
Events for the high school
will begin at 7:50 a.m. in the
Commons Area and continue
until 11:05 when students
will break for a grilled hotdog
and hamburger lunch. For
the first time, parents are
invited to join their students
for lunch. All students will be
provided lunch free of charge
and parents are asked to pay
$3 for lunch.
As the festivities and
lunch come to a close around
noon, students will head to


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Chaudhry.
She and her planning
partners also hope to offer
friendly competitions like a
water balloon toss, buried
treasure hunt and sponge
relay.
Wewahitchka
Elementary School
No activities are planned
for students at Wewahitchka
Elementary according to
Principal Lori Price.
The teachers will meet
after the start of school and
finalize plans for an open
house to be held for parents
approximately two weeks
after school begins.
Supply lists for students
are available in the front
office at the school.
School menu prices have
changed this year. Full price
breakfast will be $1.25 and
reduced lunch will be $.30.
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Longtime Administrator Reluctantly Retires


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Five years ago, Catherine
Barfield thought she'd be
ready to retire in 2005.
As it turned out, she was
mistaken.
Barfield had worked
in the Gulf County School
System for 30 years when she
entered the Drop Program in
2000, promising to retire in
five years.
"I really thought I'd be
ready," said Barfield, who
is the current Coordinator
of Human Resources for the
district. "And in ways I guess
I am ready, but I still enjoy
what I'm doing."
Barfield began her career
teaching English at Port St.
Joe High School, a position
she held for nearly 15 years.
After earning a
Master's degree in
Educational Leadership
from the University of West
Florida, Barfield spent the


remainder of her career in
administration.
She served as assistant
principal at Port St. Joe
High School and principal at
Highland View Elementary
and Port St. Joe Elementary
before moving to the district
office five years ago.
As Human Resources
coordinator, Barfield
is responsible for all
personnel matters, handling
certifications, job postings,
teacher evaluations and
staff inservice, among other
things.
Though she missed
her daily interactions with
students, Barfield accepted
the new phase of an always
fulfilling career.
Recently a friend asked if
she was counting the hours
until her retirement.
Barfield's answer was a
definitive, "No."
"People start counting
how long they have until they


retire when they don't enjoy
what they do," said Barfield,
seated at a desk piled high
with paperwork.
"If I had my druthers, I
would stay right here."
Though she is not
"chomping at the bit" to leave
her position an expression
appropriate to the owner of
some 20 horses Barfield
acknowledges that her
successor is eager to take
the reigns.
Sue Gannon, a former
Port St. Joe High School math
teacher, will begin shadowing
Barfield on Sept. 1.
Barfield will instruct
Gannon in the policies
and procedures that will
govern her decision making
as Human Resources
Coordinator. She will make
sure Gannon "has a base to
work from."
Barfield modestly
denies that her 35 years, of
accumulated wisdom will


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leave much of an impression
on Gannon.
"I won't leave her with
one little saying that will
have a profound impact on
her performance trust me,"
laughed Barfield.
With a last day of Nov. 30
(a deadline shortened by some
weeks of accumulated leave),
Barfield is contemplating the
day when she no longer will
have to report to work.
With a 245-acre property
in the Dalkeith area and all
those horses to tend, Barfield
says she will likely stay
busy.
Then there's her
husband, Jobie, the retired
owner of Barfield's Lawn and
Garden; the one who's really
been "chomping at the bit"
for her to leave work.
"He's been at the house
for four or five years," laughed
Barfield.
Though she notes that if
she gets really bored, she'll
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employment "I have enough
skills and enough degrees,
I ought to be able to do
something" Barfield has
made something of a separate
peace with her retirement.
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younger people have the
opportunity to spread their ,
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They still don't get it.
Listening this week to the county com-
missioners who traveled recently to Hawaii
for the National Association of Counties
annual convention was akin to watching
Olympic gymnasts on the balance beam.
They were always inches, or in this case
syllables, away from falling off the rail.
We'll start by restating our view that
the issue on the NACO convention is not so
much Hawaii, as many other news organiza-
tions are making it.
They weren't publishing or airing
such stories last year when NACO went to
Milwaukee or the year before when the con-
vention was in Philadelphia.
We'll leave it to others to determine how
much taxpayers should foot the bill for such
conferences, which did indeed offer value,
when viewing the NACO workshop agenda
for this year, on items such as human
resource development, homeland security,
grant programs and securing transportation
dollars.
Such conferences are part of the land-
scape in government, at nearly every level,
and the question of the extent to which
taxpayer dollars should go to travel, lodg-
ing, food and putting on such events is one
worth asking but Hawaii, per se, is not an
integer in the equation.
That said, it was revealing to listen to
those commissioners who went to Hawaii,
Bill Williams, Nathan Peters and Jerry
Barnes, defend to a television station their
leaving for almost a week while the county
was under a state of emergency, which was
extended a day or so before they left for
Honolulu.
Peters defended his participation by say-
ing, essentially, that things were "under con-
trol," and that commissioners on the road
were in contact with the folks back home
every day to assess the situation.
This would have surely come as news to
those on the north part of the county watch-
ing a river rise above flood stage or those on
the extreme south end who were still trying
to figure out where any, and to what level,
county help was going to come from.
From this viewpoint, that one doesn't
even pass the laugh test.
Williams, in turn, noted that ie had
made a trip through his district, St. Joe
Beach, with Florida House Speaker Allan
Bense the day before leaving for Hawaii and
had already directed county work crews and
equipment to the impacted areas.
All due respect to Mr. Williams, but the
state of emergency wasn't for District III
alone; it was for the entire county.
And Williams also noted that he paid for
the trip he, his wife and two children took
from his own pocket because when re-elec-
tion season rolled around in a few years he
didn't want the charge leveled that he used
taxpayer money to travel to Hawaii.
We see no sense even expounding on
that statement it stands on its own as an
argument about taxpayer funding of such
trips.
We'll leave this subject with this simple
analogy.
Parents have booked a trip to anywhere,
say, Phoenix for a few days of combined
work and play when their child comes down
.with symptoms which could indicate a cold,
but also something more serious if left
untreated.
In most cases, would the parent cancel
the trip or remain home? Well, when com-
missioners take their seat at the podium for
four years, the county becomes their baby.
Three commissioners chose the trip.
Well put it another way. If commission-
ers sounded defensive about their actions,
they must agree somewhere inside there is
something that has to be defended.
But that is not the only item which the
county has embarked on the past few weeks
which indicates that the commissioners still
haven't grasped the mood of the community
as a whole and how that mood fuels a desire
by a majority to return to county-wide or at-
large voting toot sweet.
One was an ordinance passed two
weeks ago during the Board of County
Commissioners regular bi-monthly meeting
which implements, as of the first of 2006,
a half-cent sales tax which was part of the
memorandum of understanding between
several parties, including the county, to
construct a new Sacred Heart hospital in
the county by sometime in the last half of
2007.
We'll admit, it passed right by us, and no
wonder when the actual ordinance is read
front to back.
Nowhere does the word "hospital" even
appear, let alone Sacred Heart. The proceeds
will be used for the purpose of "paying the
cost of operations of healthcare services for
the counties uninsured, under insured and
indigent populations" without spelling out
in any kind of detail precisely what those
services might be.
It could, in theory, mean the extended-
hours clinic at the Health Department or


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school health programs.
That sentence also ends with this clause,
"as well as other local government infra-
structure projects as permitted by law."
That, we'd submit, is a pretty large
umbrella.
Anyone paying attention in June when
the county, Sacred Heart, The St. Joe
Company and the county Health Department
agreed to the MOU understood the intention
of the half-cent sales tax, which was largely
to help defray the costs Sacred Heart would
bear in treating the "working poor" and indi-
gent populations of the county.
The sale would have to be approved
by ordinance, and by super-majority of the
commissioners, so that it came up and
passed two weeks ago should not have been
a surprise.
It is also understood that at some point
well down the road, Sacred Heart could
choose to sell the hospital and leave the
county.
Infrastructure projects were intended
as work to provide an extended-hours clinic
in Wewahitchka, similar to that in Port St.
Joe.
And while a reasonable argument could
be made that the ordinance needed to pro-
vide the BCC as much flexibility as possible,
we would argue that in the current climate
in the county, with back-breaking tax bills
and skepticism over how tax dollars are
spent, or misspent, it was incumbent on
commissioners to nail down, to make as
clear as possible, every detail and intent of
the half-cent sales tax.
As currently worded, commissioners,
who espouse largely conservative views,
have been left with wiggle room far beyond
comfort level on what is pure and simple a
tax increase, a sales tax which is regressive,
in that it is shouldered far more by the less
well-to-do.
This brings us to the tentative budget
which commissioners will workshop the final
three days of this week, a tentative budget,
based on departmental requests, which rais-
es yes, raises the millage rate by nearly
one-half mill and calls for a tax increase of'
63 percent.
Now, we don't doubt this tentative bud-
get, just as in previous years, is meant as a-
wish list which commissioners will bravely
shave to show just how much they under-
stand the pulse of the voters.
It promises to be fine theater. And it will
be interesting to observe whether any com-
missioner steps to the plate and insists that
dollars be set aside they are apparently not
in the tentative budget to pursue legal rem-
edies being forced on the county by Peters in
order to return to county-wide voting.
But it speaks volumes that commission-
ers have not conveyed a desire to ease the
burden on taxpayers down to department
heads; that department heads are craft-
ing budgets intended to spend all the extra
dollars each mill will bring this year and
more instead of balancing need against the
public's digestive systems.
What it all says, the flight out of the
county while a state of emergency existed,
a half-cent sales tax ordinance devoid of
specifics on how it will be spent, a tentative
budget crafted from some parallel universe,
is that commissioners simply still don't get
it.


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Living on the Edge


I read a recent nutrition
report that stated the fizz
from a carbonated drink was
not healthy for you. I pon-
dered on that long and hard.
And actually read down
through the second para-
graph about the air bubbles
from the carbonation sifting
through your digestive sys-
tem..... The health nut that
wrote this suggested that if
you "had" to drink a carbon-
ated soda, let it sit a few
minutes and become "flat"
and it'would not do as much
damage.....
Folks, I used to shake
my Dr Pepper up to get as
much foam as I could before
I wolfed it down. I would
get about half way through
and shake it some more just
to get the fizz whipped up
again. We'd pour peanuts
down the neck of our Royal
Crown Cola to make that
foam explode.
It was our favorite part!
Only an idiot would want a
Coke that had been sitting
out for an hourly 'Course, a
cola was a real treat for us
back in the Fifties---I, don't
ever remember one "sitting
out" over about eight sec-
onds until one of us was
drinking it down, passing it
around or fighting over it!
I've been enjoying that
fizz for fifty years now.... and
it hasn't killed me yet! And
as far as I can tell, my diges-
tive track is working. Those
"health experts" would prob-
ably have a conniption fit if
they knew about us drink-
ing water out of a garden
hose! Or scraping the green
scum out of the way down
at Archie Moore's pond on
a hot afternoon and drink-
ing until we couldn't hold
no morel
Or drawing water up out
of the well at Terry Brown's
house and dipping that old
metal cup into the buck-
et and passing it around.
I've drunk out of my hat.
I've been so thirsty at foot-
ball practice I'd catch a lit-
tle water in my helmet and
drink it. Shoot, we used to
take a bath down at Sugar
Creek and cool off with a big
gulp of that clear water at
the same time.
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interested in quenching our


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Some don't eat, they save their
money until they have enough
to join their friends in the club
(dope). After getting on dope with
no money is really where they
got in trouble, stealing, breaking
into homes. They do almost any-
thing to get more.
I gave a boy a job cutting
grass. I told him the door was
unlocked. He could go in and
get him ice cream, pop and so
on. I had an appointment at the
hospital.
I got back home, no grass
cut. I went in the house and
he came out of the bedroom
real fast. I looked and called
him back. He was searching the
house. I made my beds up with
new linen that morning, it was
all on the floor, pillow cases off
pillows, completely stripped all
on the floor.
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done. His father said to his son,
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"Why did you do it?"
"I don't know."
I sent a man over to check
a house someone had broken
into. He found the boy on the
floor passed out. I called the
sheriff and he came out himself.
He found $3.50 in change. The
sheriff called me and wanted her
phone number. He stayed with
a near blind man. He bought
the boy a motorcycle, loaned his
car to the boy and he found it in
Texas.
I know you want the best
for your kids and grandkids but
stop the money flow. It's a shame
for the good ones to suffer from
the bad ones, but it's best. I
know about it, trust my advice.
I have been with it for years. If
this advice saves one person, it's
worth my time.
If your kid doesn't obey you,
give him or her oral council. If it
doesn't work and they talk back
to you, take them to a specialist,
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thirst than we were about
bubbles in our digestive
track.
It would tear some mod-
em health guru up to know
me and Ricky Hale and
Bobby Brewer and Buddy
Wiggleton used to sit on the
porch -and pass around a
NuGrape. We wouldn't have
but five cents between us and
that meant one drink. We'd
argue a little over whether
we wanted a Seven Up, Root
Beer, Orange Crush or the
NuGrape. The guy who actu-
ally had the nickel got to
take the first swallow. Then
we'd pass it around. We
were much more concerned
about "equal swallows" than
we were carbonation, con-
tamination, germs, DNA or
halitosis!
I bet those same experts
could write an 88 page dis-
sertation on the horrors of
two young teenagers suck-
ing a little gas down their
gullets. When we were about
fourteen or so Ricky got a
Moped. From time to time
we'd cut off a short piece of
that garden hose (the same
one we drank the water out
of) to siphon off a little gas
from Mom's '51 Chevrolet.
That gas taste was awful but
it only lasted for a minute or
two-and you sure couldn't
cruise through town on an
empty tank.
If a couple of today's
"heath experts" would have
ridden behind Ricky when
he jumped the fountain up
at the town square, they
wouldn't be so all fired hung
up on a few loose bubbles
in your esophagus! You run
with Rick very long and he
would shape your health
priorities in a heartbeat
Of course, I reckon by
today's standards, we might
have crossed the line a time
or two. Those '51 Chevrolets
didn't come with seat beats
or reinforced doors. And the
only airbags were usually
in the back seat, telling you
where to turn and that you
were driving too fast!
We much preferred the
bed of the pick-up truck
instead of the cab. We'd lean
out over the side to wave at
our neighbors and catch as
much wind as we could. And
on the ride home we'd sit on
the end of the tailgate and
talk about the picture show
we'd just seen.
We ate tuna right out of
the can. We took a bite of an
earthworm. And, on camp
outs, we carried genuine


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imitation Vienna Sausages. I
promise you.... no Coca-Cola
of any kind could do as much
harm to your system as six
or eight of those Vienna
Sausages! We ate Sno Balls,
which were nothing but
sugar surrounded by a little
coconut. And Hostess Cup
Cakes by the dozens. And
Sugar Daddies to strengthen
our teeth I don't remember
anyone being over weight,
mostly because there was no
T. V. to slow us down.
We hitch hiked near'bout
everywhere we went. We ran
through the house with scis-
sors only if your big brother
was after you and you need-
ed some "protection" if he
caught youl We laid down
every night in a bed painted
freshly every other spring
with a lead based paint. We
never got tested for diabe-
tes, hypertension or atten-
tion disorder syndrome. We
had no child proof lids. Our
medicine cabinet consisted
of mercurochrome, cod liver
oil and Black Draught. Only
a fool would come within a
hundred miles of any of that
stuff
We played a marvelous
game called mumble peg---
where we flipped knives at
each others feet. All the boys
got a BB gun for their ninth
birthday. We didn't have
light sabers or Fantastic
Four powers so we found
sticks and had sword fights.
In spite of all the parental
warnings I don't remember
anyone's eye being put out.
We climbed to the top of the
tallest tree we could find.
We go-carted down the big
hill on Forest Avenue. We
turned a hood of a car upside
down, tied it to the back of
Diane Stoner's old pick-up
and "rode the waves". I do
remember a broken bone or
two. But it was a small price
to pay for the childhood we
lived through
'Course, I reckon we
were all mighty lucky, if
you listen to the "experts"
today on safety and heath
issues.....it's a miracle any
of us are here!
Respectfully,
Kes


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help and love to everyone.
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Experiences and
Inspiration
Hurricane Dennis
On a recent weekend, early
Saturday morning, Hurricane
Dennis chose to loom off the
coast of Cuba as a Cat 4 and
was headed directly toward the
Panhandle. As I drove away from
my place on Mexico Beach, I was
grateful to have that early quiet
time before dawn. I had placed
items of value to me in what I
considered to be the safest area
of my home and items that I
might need for at least three days
in the back of my Saturn. Then
there was that moment; turning
on to Hwy 98, the experience of
doubt, then a sense of calm and
purpose. I was en route to the
Gulf County Health Department
to meet my colleagues who were
waiting with a van to take us
to the special needs shelter at
Marianna High School. Along
with Regina Washabaugh, RN
and Donna McCroan Health
Educator, I was to assist with
the residents of Gulf County who
would be evacuated to shelter.
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The accommodations
at the shelter showed little
room for improvement.
The building is the new.
Marianna High School. The-
employees from the Jackson
County Health Department,
the Red Cross, CERT and
the Marianna High School
administration and staff were
available to the residents with
multiple services. Regina
Washabaugh, RN directed
the medical treatment for
the residents of Gulf County.
Donna McCroan provided
active support and we were
all there to assist and provide
crisis prevention and/or
intervention.
Crisis creates a condition
where an individual
experiences some degree
of psychological and/or
behavioral impairment.
Therefore, the impact of a
crisis may extent beyond-
the individual. Thus,
psychological crisis can
become a public health
challenge by virtue of its
ability to reach far beyond the
individual who experiences
the. crisis.
When an individual,
particularly an individual
with special needs, comes
to a shelter during a natural
disaster, leaving .7 their
faiiliai' surroundings "and
support systems, their coping


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mechanisms may become
impaired which may result
in crisis-related symptom
patterns that could manifest
into panic, depression,
hypomania (irritable elevated.
mood for several days) and
disorders that are typified
by deficits in motor and/
or sensory systems, i.e.
paralysis, deafness or
difficulty swallowing.
These are just a few of the
symptom patterns that may
be experienced during a
crisis. Anger and violence
appear to be on the rise
as maladaptive responses to
crisis. In their most extreme
form these reactions may
lead to homicidal ideation,
gestures and acts. Lastly,
suicide must be mentioned
as a maladaptive coping
mechanism to crisis.
At the Marianna High
School, there was little
media coverage within the
hallways and classrooms as
the monitors had not been
put in place and according
to a report, "The cable had
not been installed." The one
advantage to this was that
there was not the constant
media hype reporting on
the hurricane. ,We: had
a portable television in
the registration area' and,
the staff and residents
were constantly updated


regarding the status of the
hurricane by the supporting
teams. Personally, I found
this to make the situation
less stressful, although it is
important to keep residents
oriented. Also, plenty of
food was provided for the
residents. The residents of
the shelter were to gather in
the cafeteria for meals and
snacks. Along with comfort,
this provided comradeship
and a little exercise.
For shelter workers and
caregivers, it is necessary
to pay attention to pre-
crisis preparation. Along
with the basic supplies, it
is important to be aware
of skills of communication
that improve coping such as
active listening, reflection of
emotions and body language.
It is probably normal to want
to assist a loved one or a
disabled individual during a
crisis, by perhaps helping
them get their meal or going
to the restroom, but if that
person is able to complete
,these tasks on their own,
it is important to provide
safe and nurturing support
but to allow the individual
to perform their normal
activities. This will assist
the resident of the special
needs shelter or your loved
one with maintaining their
coping skills in the event that
the stay at the shelter could
be extended for an indefinite
amount of tinie due to post-,
hurricane conditions.
Inspiration


As an employee of
the Gulf County Health
Department, I am constantly
inspired by the strong
community support in Gulf
County. I have heard about
situations where a mother
needed emergency assistance
or an elderly resident may
need support at home during
an illness and the members
of the community seem to
always provide .through
the churches or just word
of mouth. I attribute this
to the strong value system
present in Gulf County and
to the type of people who
thertmselves have met with
adversity and are there 'to
help others.
Some people could say
that Dennis was not as
destructive a hurricane as
Ivan. I suppose we all could
generally agree. But to some
people in the community who
have lost property or have
suffered disturbances in their .
daily routines as a result of
Dennis, these disturbances
may be experienced as
a personal crisis and may
manifest itself in a disabling
condition. It is important to
for us to be aware of the
signs in ourselves as well
as our loved ones. If you
find yourself, a co-worker
or family member exhibiting
turmoil please remember
,that you can contact the Gpilf,,
County Health Department
for assistance.'. '. ".
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By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Word from the Florida
legislature: the second
primary is no more.
With the passing of HB
1673, the second primary
will be permanently repealed
on Jan. 1, 2006.
The second primary had
been temporarily suspended
in the last two elections, giving
the state time to determine
the merit of holding the
additional primary.
Gulf County Elections
Supervisor LindaGriffin noted
that the second primary has
garnered "historically low"
attendance, with only 12-
13 percent of Florida voters
casting ballots.
Holding a single primary
nine weeks prior to the
general election will make
Griffin's job a little easier.
Under the old system,
the county conducted three
separate elections in a nine-
week period, with ballots
returning from the printer
two weeks after the official
results were determined.
Between sending advance
absentee ballots to overseas
voters and meeting reporting
deadlines, the second
primary system, said Griffin,
was "just not feasible."


Repeals Second Primary, Updates Election Laws


The Florida State
Association of Supervisors
of Elections had earlier
suggested changing the
voting timelines, allowing
nine weeks in between
the two primaries and the
general election, but their
proposal was rejected by the
legislature.
The adoption of a
statewide voter registration
system will now make it more
convenient for residents to
begin the voting process.
Under House Bill 1567,
election offices can now
accept voter registration
information from residents
of other Florida counties,
thanks to a new statewide
voter registration database.
A county will enter the
voter's information into the
database and send a hard
copy of the voter registration
to the county of residence.
People who have filled out
incomplete voter registration
forms will be notified by the
election's office within five
business days and will have
until the election books close
(29 days before the election)
to submit the incomplete
information.
The state will assign new
voter registration numbers
and all Florida voters will be


mailed a voter information
card in January.
HB 1567 contains several
provisions intended to reduce
voting fraud.
In the past, voters
without a picture ID signed
an affidavit wherein they
swore that they were who
they said they were, and were
given a ballot.
Under the new law,
voters without a picture ID,
and those whose signatures
do not match that on record
will be given a provisional
ballot.
The provisional ballot
will not, as in the past, be
scanned in with the other
ballots, but will be. held
aside for inspection by a
canvassing board comprised
of the Supervisor of Elections,
County judge and County
Commission chairman.
The board will compare
the signature on the
provisional ballot against
office records and make a
validity determination four
days after the election.
Persons casting
provisional ballots can
submit written evidence that
they are eligible to vote by 5
p.m. three days following the
election.
Any elector or poll
watcher may challenge a
person's voting rights no
sooner than 30 days before
an election by completing
the Oath of Person Entering
Challenge.
The challenged voter will
be given a provisional ballot.
The state will be watchful
of frivolous challenges.
Other changes include:
Polling solicitation will


not be conducted within 100
feet of the entrance of polling
places, with the state striking
all previous exceptions.
The sheriffs department
will deputize a poll worker to
be at early voting and election
sites to enforce voting rules.
Those requesting
mailed absentee ballots must
do so no later than 5 p.m. on
the Wednesday prior to the
election.
The elections office must
mail absentee ballots no later
than the Friday before the
election.
Early Voting deadlines
have been pushed back to the
weekend before the election.
Gulf County has opted to
have an 8-hour Early Voting
day on Saturday rather than
dividing the time between
Saturday and Sunday.
Griffin noted that in the
last two elections, Monday
voting made it difficult for the
election's office to prepare
polling sites with supplies
and ballots.
Voters were also coming
in after the voter registry,
which notifies poll workers
of absentee and early voting,
had been printed.
The new deadline
will, said Griffin, give the
election's office "more time to
make sure the voting registry
accurately reflects that they
voted early."
Manual recounts will
no longer be conducted if
the number of overvotes,
undervotes and provisional
ballots is fewer than the
number of votes needed to
change the outcome of the
election.
The State Division


of Elections is currently
conducting rule-making
meetings to ensure that the
newvoting laws are conducted
uniformly throughout the
state.
Because 2005 is an odd
numbered year, the Gulf
County Elections Office
is currently devoting its
attention to list maintenance,
as required by law.
The office has sent out
address confirmations to
those who have not voted in
the last two elections. Those
who have not responded to
the confirmations have been
moved to an inactive status.
Voters can be removed
from the voting rolls if
they have not responded
to confirrriation requests
and continue to not vote in
elections.
"We have taken a lot of
people off this year," said

FEMA-
of disaster assistance.
People needing help with
immediate needs such as
food, clothing and shelter will
be referred to the Red Cross
and Salvation Army.
A FEMA mitigation
specialist stationed at the
Recovery Center can suggest
structural changes to help
properties better withstand
future storms.
Twelve Recovery Centers
are currently dispersed
throughout the state. In
Franklin County, a Mobile
DRC is set up at 208 Marine
St. in Carrabelle and a
second DRC is housed at
the Eastpoint Volunteer Fire
Dept., 24 6th Street.
On Monday, Gulf
County residents had been
approved for $18,050 in
housing assistance and
other needs, with Franklin
County residents receiving
$288,200.
FEMA Public Information
Officer Doug Bedell noted
that eligibility rates are
currently around 42.percent
of all those who have applied


Griffin, noting that some
voters may need to call the
Elections Office to ensure
that they are still eligible to
vote.
Those who have recently
moved to another location
within the county need to
notify the Elections Office of
their new address.
Griffin also advises that
voters update their signatures
on file at the Elections Office,
particularly those whose
signatures have changed in
recent years.
With the statewide voter
registration system, it is now
even easier to register to vote,
and Griffin encourages all of
Gulf County's eligible voters
to get an early start.
"I encourage people to
register to vote now," said
Griffin. "Don't wait until the
election year rolls around."



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for assistance.
On Monday, 115
Gulf County residents
had completed FEMA
applications.
The FEMA number can
be dialed at home or on one
of the Recovery Center's
telephones. The registration
number is also the help line.
The Recovery Center will
remain open as long as the
community demonstrates a
need for it.
Keating said that anyone
needing personal attention
should pay a visit to the
center, which has several
specialists on hand to address
any questions or concerns
residents may have.
"We're here to help,"
Keating said.
To apply for FEMA
assistance, call 1-800-621-
FEMA (3362) or visit www.
fema.gov.
The Port St. Joe Recovery
Center is open from 8 a.m. to
6 p.m. ET, Monday through
Saturday, until further
notice.


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Wewahitchka Commissioners Decide To Maintain Current Millage


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
After discussing the eco-
nomic realities on Monday
night, Wewahitchka city com-
missioners decided they will
likely maintain the current
millage rate of 6.00 when the
2005-2006 budget is crafted
in the coming weeks.
Commissioners will begin
budget workshops at 5:30
p.m. CT on Tuesday and will
hold public hearings early
next month.
A preliminary budget
has been sketched by city
staff, but they sought guid-
ance from commissioners on


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the village rates before put-
ting the final touches on a
tentative budget.
Given the rising cost
of fuel, and the associat-
ed rise in operations, bal-
anced against the fact that
ad valorem receipts would
rise by a little over $72,000
and the overall budget by
just over $41,000, commis-
sioners decided to rpaintain
the status quo.
A mill is equal to $1 for
every $1,000 in appraised
value.
"Fuel drives everything,"
said city manager Don


King DDS


Minchew. "All supplies, PVC
pipe, everything, is driven
by fuel."
The city's ad valorem
revenue rose primarily due
to the annexation of the
Seven Springs subdivision.
That, Minchew noted, was
the most significant increase
in general revenue.
On the flip side, other
sources of income into the
general fund, for example the
telecommunications tax, will
bring in fewer dollars than
last year.
In other business taken
up during Monday's meet-
ing:
Commissioners had the
final reading and approved
an ordinance which claims


a five-mile radius around
the city limits for city utility
service. The ordinance was
consistent with Chapter 180
of Florida Statutes which
allows such an expansion of
a municipality's utility ser-
vice area.
The intent for the city is
to expand its revenue base,
and in turn ease the burden
on existing users, by expand-
ing to service growing areas
to the north and south of
the city limits, such as Stone
Mill Creek.
The ordinance also
provides a shield against
encroachment by another
utility.
Commissioners also
approved work orders to


Preble Rish Engineers to com-
plete a feasibility and engi-
neering study for the Stone
Mill Creek area ($12,000)
and to redo the city's capital
improvement plan ($8,000).
The engineering plans
for the expansion of sewer
lines to Red Bull and Red
Bull Island have been com-
pleted and submitted to
United State Department of
Agriculture (USDA) Rural
Development for approval.
The timeline calls for the
USDA to issue the city with
closing documents on the
project by Aug. 15-20.
The city also submitted
its application for permits
to the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection.


Damage Assessment


site and begin construction.
In response to con-
cerns expressed by Barnett,
that berms were a "stop-
gap approach, not a com-
prehensive solution," Paula
Ramsey-Pickett of the Gulf
Tourist Development Council
said a committee was in the
preliminary stages of pursu-
ing beach restoration project
on Cape San Blas.
"That meeting was basi-
cally an introduction of infor-
mation for that community,"
Pickett said.
Pickett asked Castille if
there were any way to fast-
track the two-year time line
on the beach restoration in
south Gulf County.
Castille said a congres-
sional appropriation for
beach renourishment at a
particular location \\as the
best hope for expediting the
process, but Ba.rnett sad he
did not believe there v-.a- an
identified federal interest in
the Gullf County restoration.
As discussed during
the initial restoration proj-
ect meeting two weeks ago,
Barnett said increasing pub-


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The emergency order will
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Structural repairs autho-
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take several days
ermine what areas
fy for assistance.


Public roads, utili-
ties and beach
access ramps
Components of
major structures
such as windows,


The $2.3 million sewer
project is being funded with
a Rural Development loan/
grant package. The city
received a $1 million grant
and a $1.3 million low inter-
est loan for the project, which
is seen as a way to preserve
an area which is growing but
also environmentally sensi-
tive.
The hope is that con-
struction would begin late
this year or early 2006.
Commissioners
approved a notice to proceed
for contractors to begin work
on the rehab of lift stations
Nos. 7 and 9, both located on
Hwy. 22.


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and roof trusses
Minor secondary
structures and ser-
vice utilities associ-
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habitable structures,
such as access stair-
ways, stair landings
and on-site utilities
The Emergency Final
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2005.
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The Bayou Bash 2005 Fishing Tournament to be Held this Saturday


Fishing is one of the
great outdoor activities we
have in Gulf County, This
nearly year-round sport
takes advantage of our coun-
ty's scenic waterways and
fantastic variety of fish.
Donna Spear's Real
Estate sponsors one of the
largest fishing tournaments
in the area this Saturday,
July 30. The 3rd Annual
Bayou Bash is setting out
the bait for a "reelin' good
time" while anglers cast a
line (&r a great cause, fishing
for Christmas for the Kids
and the Elderly.
The tournament is sched-
uled as follows:


Saturday, July 30: Check
in at the St. Joe Shrimp
Company at Simmons Bayou
south of Port St. Joe on C-
30A.
11:00 a.m. Tournament
Registration
11:45 a.m. Mandatory
Captain's Meeting
12:00 noon Lines in -
8:30 p.m. Weigh-in
Fishermen not back at
the St. Joe Shrimp Company
by 8:30 p.m. will be disquali-
fied.
Eligible waters for fish-
ing include St. Joe Bay, the
beaches of Cape San Blas,
Mexico Beach and St. Joe
Beach, the St. Joe Canal,
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and any of the MBARA reef
areas.
Local fishing enthusiasts
will see a big payoff for their
efforts, with large cash priz-
es, merchandise, barbecue
supper and plenty of music
at the victory celebration
afterwards.
The Bayou Bash
Tournament proceeds will
benefit the annual Gulf
County Christmas for the
Kids and the Elderly program,
which is sponsored by the
Gulf County Senior Citizens
Association. Each year the
Senior Citizens staff and vol-
unteers join with members
of the community in rais-


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ing funds for Christmas toys,
clothing, shoes, bikes and
more for needy children and
senior citizens. Food baskets
and Christmas dinners are
also provided to families.
"This is a great opportu-
nity for us to give something
back to the community and
help a very worthy cause,"
,said Spears. "At the same
time it will give fishermen a


chance to have some fun and
compete for some impressive
cash prizes."
Entry fees are $25 for
adults and $10 for children
under 13, with proceeds split
50/50 between the charity
and prize winnings.
Tournament registra-
tion will be conducted at The
St. Joe Shrimp Company on
Saturday, July 30 at 11 a.m.


(EDT). Rules and entry forms
are available at Gulf County
Senior Citizens Association,
120 Library Drive, St. Joe
Shrimp Company or at area
'fishing tackle supply stores
and marinas.
For information, contact
Donna Spears Realty at 227-
7879.


Port St. Joe 10-and-Under Dixie Youth Team Travels to State
The Port St. Joe 10-and-under Dixie Youth Baseball team traveled to Lake Okeechobee for the
state tournament July 15-22. The team defeated Belle Glade 9-2, but was eliminated from the dou-
ble-elimination tournament by a 12-2 loss to Sebring American and 16-3 loss to Southlake.
Front Row: Weston Sarmeinto, Drew Lacour, Javarri Beachum, Tucker Smith, Sawyer Raffield,
Bryce Godwin. Back Row: Chase Royal, Austin Clayton, Jackson Combs,Tiquan Lang, Justin Cothran,
Tyler Worley, Bryan Powell. Coaches: Eugene Raffield, Mark Cothran, Sissy Worley

Great American Wrestling Federation Clothing Drive


GreatAmerican Wrestling
Federation of Port St Joe will
host a clothing drive for local
rescue mission on Saturday,
July 30, at the Centennial
Building at 8 p.m. ET.
Bruise Cruise 2005 will
be an action packed 'event
that \a[ll double as a benefit
clothing drive, as children
in the area are in need of
school clothing. Donations
of new clothing will get
you a $2 discount to the
event, and- used clothing in
good condition will give you
$1. The Great American
Wrestling Federation was


founded by local resident,
Skip Skipperman to give
local residents a place to go
and have fun, without the
long drive into PC. They are
dedicated to helping out in
the community, and bring-
ing a family oriented profes-
sional wrestling show to the
area. They want the show to
be something mom, dad and
the kids can all enjoy. They
have future plans for other
charity benefits, and hope
to draw some local business
support to the cause also.
Anyone interested in helping
their cause is encouraged to


FOOTBALL SCHEDULES
The football schedules for county
high schools for the 2005 season.


PORT ST. JOE HIGH SCHOOL


Vernon
Blountstown
Marianna
Chipley
Freeport
Wewahitchka
Sneads
Liberty County
Open
Jay
West Gadsden


8/19
8/26
9/2
9/9
9/16
9/23
9/30
10/7
10/14
10/21
10/28


11/4 Apalachicola
All times Eastern
WEWAHITCHKA
8/19 East Gadsden
8/26 Open
9/2 South Walton
9/9 Cottondale
9/16 Jay
9/23 Port St. Joe
9/30 Northview Bratt
10/7 West Gadsden
10/14 Sneads
10/21 Freeport

10/28 Liberty County
11/4 Blountstown
All times Central


8:00 p.m.
8:30 p.m.
8:30 p.m.
8:30 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.


(A) 8:00 p.m.
(H) 7:30 p.m.
(Senior Night)
(H) 7:30 p.m.
(Homecoming)


(H) 7:00 p.m.
(H) 7:00 p.m.
(A) 7:00 p.m.
(A) 7:00 p.m.
(H) 7:00 p.m.
(A) 7:30 p.m.
(A) 7:00 p.m.
(A) 7:00 p.m.
(H) 7:00 p.m.
(Homecoming)
(H) 7:00 p.m.
(H) 7:00 p.m.


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phone 850/229/9547, or see
us at the show. We would
like to thank the staff at The
Star News, for helping us
get our message out, and
we hope .you will all come
out and support these guys
as they help get clothing
together for a special Back
To School.


Port St. Joe High

School001Volleyball
Ladies volleyball will
hold its first meeting and
practice on Monday, Aug. 1.
The meeting will begin at
3:30 (EDT) and will be fol-
lowed by practice. You do not
need a physical to attend
the meeting but you will
need a FHSAA physical to
attend practice. The physical
must have been conducted
since May of this year. For
more information call Wayne
Taylor at 229-6177 or 899-
1015.


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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-
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this ordinance.
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weeks due to damage from
Hurricane Dennis.
C. W. Roberts
Contracting was awarded
an emergency contract to
conduct temporary repairs
to the roadway. A contract
for permanent repairs will be
awarded soon.

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Humanity
Habitat for Humanity
of Gulf County needs your
support
The Site Selection
Committee is currently
seeking a land donation for
the first Habitat home to be
constructed in Port St. Joe.
Habitat prefers land
without wetlands, zoned
residential with City utilities
available. Land can be
vacant or improved, all offers
considered.
Contact Tom Panaseny,
Site Selection Chairman at
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Gulf County Reauthorized as HUBZone until 2010


By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Small business
contractors in Gulf County
can seek help procuring
work through the Economic
Development Council, thanks
to the recent HUBZone
reauthorization.
The HUBZone
Empowerment Contracting
Program was established
to stimulate economic
development through the
creation of jobs in rural
communities by providing
contracting preferences to
qualified small businesses.
A HUBZone is defined


as "Historically Underutilized
Business Zone."
In order to qualify for the
HUBZone program, a small
business must meet all of the
following criteria:
It must be' located
in a "historically
underutilized
business zone."
It must be owned and
controlled by one or
more U.S. citizens.
At least 35 percent
of the business's
employees must
reside in the
HUBZone.
For example, a small


heating and air conditioning
business located in Gulf
County could be given
preference for a federally
contracted repair or
installation job at Tyndall Air
Force Base.
"The idea is to bring work
to businesses that are isolated
economically and physically,"
said Alan McNair, director of
the Gulf County Economic
Development Council;
The Empowerment
Contracting Program is
available to firms currently
located within HUBZones -
which includes all of Gulf
County start-up businesses


or existing firms that choose
to move their business
into Gulf County or other
HUBZone qualified areas.
A qualified "non-
metropolitan county" is
defined as one with a median
household income of less
than 80 percent of the state's
median household income or
one. with an unemployment
rate of not less than 140
percent of the statewide
average.
McNair explained
that without HUBZone
authorization, Gulf County
would lose those small
business contractors.


Gulf County Among Top Ten for Statewide Reading Gains


By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Governor Jeb Bush and
Commissioner of Education
John Winn announced last
week the top school districts
in reading' performance and
making learning gains in
reading for 2005.
Gulf County was ranked
among them.
With 61 percent of its
lowest performing students
making developmental
learning gains in reading,
Sara Joe Wooten,
supervisor of curriculum,
said the improvements are
"phenomenal."
"I think it's wonderful,"
she exclaimed.
Wooten said schools
across the district had been
placing heavy emphasis on
reading over the course of
the past year.
She attributed the
implementation of new
software programs,
introduction of curriculum
for special needs students
and continuing education for
teachers to the significant
gains, made across the
district.
"All the districts
topping the list deserve
congratulations forincreasing
student achievement among
those who need it most," said
Gov. Bushu.
Fifteen districts across.
the, state; had more than
60 percent of their lowest
,.performing students making
gains.
"I am very pleased to see
districts focusing on their
.most struggling students,"
said Winn. "In Florida, we
want all students to improve
and advance. It's important


to recognize the districts that
are making learning gains,
a significant measure of
student achievement."
At Wewahitchka
Elementary, the district
utilized the DIBELS (Dynamic
Indicators of Basic Early
Literacy .
Skills) (
program
to gauge
reading
advances
among
their
students.
Wooten
said Port
St. Joe














Elementary
will be utilizing
the DIBELS program in the
coming year. ,
"All of the programs we
implemented have been done
with fidelity." Wooten said.
She added that all
teachers, not just reading
teachers alone, have been
giving "110 percent" towards
making these critical
improvements.
"Though they may not be
reading teachers, everyone is
a teacher of reading," Wooten
explained.
Along with the


implementation of new
reading curriculum, several
tests have been put in place
to measure and improve
upon five critical areas of
reading. Those areas which
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comprehension and fluency.
Research : has shown
that children in economically
disadvantaged homes come
to school with significantly
less oral vocabulary than
other students. Therefore,
these children are playing
catch-up beginning on the
first day of school, Wooten
explained.
Two reading coaches


will serve the district in the
coming academic year. Karen
Odom will assist teachers by
performing diagnostic tests
and modeling lessons for
students in Port St. Joe while
Jodi Lister will serve the three
schools in Wewahitchka.
In addition to the
implementation of new
curriculum and focus on low
performing students, Wooten
said more teachers across
the district are getting their
reading endorsement which'
means simply that they are
"highly qualified" to teach
reading.
Through a series of
six competencies or 60-
hour modules, teachers
are instructed on changes
in methodology and
teaching instruction, which
Wooten said is a "critical
area" for making reading
improvements in the system.
Winn added that
students' ability to read is
critical for success not only
in the classroom, but beyond
the classroom as well.
By placing critical
emphasis on the five areas
of reading, implementing
new programs and offering
continuing education for
, teachers, Wooten said the
"district is looking forward to
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across the academic board in
the coming year.


The federal government
offers contract opportunities
for several types of small
businesses, including:
engineering, construction
(all trades), architects,
heating and air conditioning,
demolition and site
preparation, ground
maintenance, safety, fire
prevention, vehicle painting
and rehabilitation, metal
fabrication and logging and
forest restoration.
Under the Davis-Bacon
Act, government contractors
must pay employees the
salary and benefits for the
area of contract performance.
In other words, everyone that
performs contract services
for a federal agency is paid
on a nationally determined
scale as opposed to a local
wage scale.
McNair said any branch
of the military, i.e. Army,
Navy, etc., or the Corps of
Engineers would be the types


of groups seeking government
contract work.
Businesses interested in
seeking assistance through
the HUBZone Empowerment
Contracting Program are
encouraged to contact
McNair or Judy Kosin at the
Gulf County EDC by calling
850-229-1901, by fax at
850-229-1902 or by e-mail
at gulfedc(igtcom.net.
Eligible businesses will
be instructed to fill out an
application of interests and
capabilities. The EDC and its
marketingrepresentativeswill
pursue viable Government
contracting opportunities
according to those skills.
"We are the go-between
with these folks and the
government," McNair added.
There is no charge to
users for providing any of the
associated services offered by
the EDC and the HUBZone
Empowerment Contracting
Program.


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Port St. Joe Adopt-A-Class Gets Early Start


By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Even if you don't have an
elementary school student,
you can still affect the life
and learning experience of a
local child.
The Parent Teacher
Organization (PTO) at Port
St. Joe Elementary is getting
an early start on this year's
Adopt-A-Class program.
For several years,
this program has been
instrumental in helping
teachers and administration
fill the gaps in funding
for school supplies and
classroom teaching aids.
"This program goes
above and beyond that the
school board provides," said
Chris Earley, Port St. Joe
Elementary principal.
"It gives the teachers the
opportunity to get additional
items for the classroom
that they normally wouldn't
be able to provide for the


children," he added.
Third-grade teacher Jo
Clemments agreed that the
Adopt-A-Class program has
been invaluable for her and
her students.
"With the extra money
from the Adopt-A-Class
program, we can expose
our kids to so' many more
methods for learning,"
Clemments said.
Last year, Adopt-A-Class
provided her the Additional
funding to provide individual
math manipulative kits,
materials not provided
through regular curriculum,
for each of her students.
"Kids learn more when
the material is hands-on,"
Clemments added. -
Clemments said she
believed the Adopt-A-Class
program was an extension
of the business partnerships
Port St. Joe Elementary
has formed with the local
community.


"We really appreciate
the community, businesses
and individuals that believe
and us and in our schools to
invest in the Adopt-A-Class
program," she concluded.
The PTO will be
contacting the local area
businesses and community
leaders by mail and by phone
to request their commitment
towards this program.
By reaching out during
the summer months, the PTO
is hopeful they will be able to
secure donations and have
them available to teachers at
the beginning of the 2005-
2006 school year.
There are currently 37
classrooms that are in need of
sponsorship. Organizers say
that any business, church,
civic group or individual is
able to sponsor a classroom.
The PTO is asking for
a donation of $100 per
classroom but will accept
any contributions made.
For any questions or
additional information,
please contact PTO
president Natalie Shoaf at
Nshoaf(gtcom.net or PTO
vice president Kay Haddock
at Khaddock(@earthlink.net.


Port St. Joe Elementary's PTO-sponsored Adopt-A-Class program received five donations from
local businesses last Thursday. On hand at the check presentation were: back row, (1-r) Hiram Nix
of Bayside Savings Bank, PTO vice president Kaye Haddock, Port St. Joe Elementary principal Chris
Earley, PTO president Natalie Shoaf, Roger Bradley of Beach Realty, Krichelle Halualani of The Star,
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Enforcement

BAY COUNTY
Officer Dennis Palmer
recovered a vessel reported
stolen by the Bay County
Sheriffs Department. The
boat was found several
bayous over from where it
was' taken.
Lt. Jay Chesser and
Officer Jeff Gager conducted
resource inspections at local
seafood dealers. One business
was found to have six bags
* of uncertified shell stock, an
expired retail license, trout
and flounder without invoice,
and numerous quality control
violations. Citations and
warnings were issued and the
oysters and fish were seized.
Follow-up investigation led
to the harvester of the six
bags and a confession was
obtained. A citation for selling
to an unlicensed dealer was
issued.
Officers Jim Moore,
Neal Goss, and Nick Price
were working offshore JEA
hours and conducted two
boardings, resulting in
arrests for undersized red
grouper, over-the-bag limit
of red snapper, not landing
regulated species in whole
condition, discharging plastic
into water, and interference
with an officer. One vessel
was a commercial bottom-
fishing boat; the other was
a recreational vessel. The
commercial vessel was first
spotted inside the Madison/


Swanson site, however, at that
time no fishing activity was
observed. Both boardings
took place in the Gulf of
Mexico, 20 miles south of
Cape San Blas.
Officer Gary Tolbert
responded to a boating
accident involving two rented
personal Watercraft. No
injuries were involved, but
damages were sustained to
both watercraft. A citation
was issued to the responsible
party.
Over a two-day period,
Officer Joe Chambers
conducted numerous
resource inspections resulting
in three separate citations for
possession of egg bearing blue
crabs and three other citations
for no fishing licenses. A total
of 83 blue crabs were found
harvested with 38 being egg
bearers.
GULF COUNTY
On Saturday morning, an
Alabama man launched his
vessel to go fishing in the
Apalachicola River system.
His wife reported him'overdue
at approximately 10 p.m. Lt.
Arnie McMillion, Officer Robert
Miller, and the Wewahitchka
Search & Rescue searched
until early hours into the
following morning. The search
continued at daylight with Lt.
Dennis Welsh and Officer
Scott Hoffman searching
from the air. The river system
is flooded at this time and
there is no dry land. The lost
victim heard the helicopter
near his location and soaked
a rag in gasoline and threw it
over a limb and set it on fire.


He continually threw cups
of gasoline on the rag giving
off enough smoke that the
aircraft was able to find him
underneath the hammock
of trees. It took the aircraft
approximately 20 minutes to
lead rescuers in small boats
to the victim's location. The
victim was in good condition
other than having no food and
bug bites. He had lodged his
vessel between two cypress
trees and the water was still
rising. A chainsaw was used
to cut a large notch out of the
tree to free the vessel.

Port St. Joe

Police Department

July 6, 2005 Melissa A.
Sims age 26 of Wewahitchka,
was arrested by the Port St.
Joe Police Department on a
Liberty County Warrant for
violation of probation. Sims
violated her probation by
failing to pay court cost and
fines. Sims was transported
to the Gulf County Jail to
await first appearance.
July 15, Charles Gilbert
Faircloth age 53 of Port St.
Joe, Florida was arrested
by the Port St. Joe Police
Department for driving under
the influence. Faircloth
was transported to the Gulf
County Jail to await first
appearance.
July 18, James G.
Kennedy age 26 of Port St.
Joe, Florida was arrested
by the Port St. Joe Police
Department for possession


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Congressman Allen
Boyd (D-North Florida) today
reintroduced legislation (HR
3280) to reinstate federal
benefits, currently exempt
under the Coastal Barrier
Resources Act (CBRA), to
property owners in Gulf
County. Currently, CBRA
and the Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA)
flood maps severely hamper
property owners on Cape
San Blas in the development
of their property and from
obtaining flood insurance.
"This is an issue of
fairness for the longtime
residents of Cape San Blas,"
said Congressman Boyd.
"Many are unable to obtain
flood insurance due to
FEMA's arbitrary flood map


changes, which have put area
residents in a very costly
situation. Especially in light
of our recent tumultuous
hurricane seasons, the people
of Gulf County need to be
able to protect their, property
from the damages inflicted
by these destructive storms.
This legislation would remove
the CBRA designation in Gulf
County and allow residents
the opportunity to receive
federal flood insurance."
The primary problem
CBRA has caused for Gulf
County is the prohibition
of system properties from
participation in the Federal
Flood Insurance Program.
This law was not an issue
as long as private flood
insurance was available, but


after FEMA updated the flood
zone designations in Gulf
County in the late 1990's, it
became nearly impossible for
local homeowners to purchase
private flood insurance.
FEMA altered the
elevation requirements for the
C-Elevation Zone from eight to
six feet without any scientific
evidence to support the change
and without considering
the actual elevation of the
individual properties. The
new maps resulting from this
modification put Cape San
Blas residents in a VE Zone,
which is very costly.
Congress adopted CBRA
in 1982 as a way to ensure
federal taxpayers do not
subsidize development on
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landforms that tropical
storms strike and typically
suffer the full brunt of storm
surges and hurricane winds.
CBRA does not regulate how
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of a controlled substance
(Methamphetamine)
felony and possession of
paraphernalia. Kennedy
was transported to the Gulf
County Jail to await first
appearance.
On July 17, around 9:46
a.m. the Port St. Joe Police
Department arrested Vincent
C. Montgomery of Evansville,
Indiana for Robbery by sudden
snatching (3rd degree felony).
Montgomery entered the Piggly
Wiggly Supermarket in Port
St. Joe on July 17, around
9:30 a.m. while in the store
Montgomery snatched cash
from an open cash register
drawer and fled the store.
Montgomery got into a vehicle
and headed west on U.S. 98
toward the beaches. A Bolo
was issued and Mexico Beach
Police Department stopped
the vehicle. Montgomery was
arrested without incident
and transported to the Gulf
County Jail to await first
appearance.
On July 21, around
3:20 p.m. the Port St. Joe
Police Department arrested
Raymond L. Hopps age 41
of Port St. Joe. Hopps was
picked up on a Gulf County
warrant for failure to appear
for arraignment on the charge
of violating an injunction
for protection. Hopps was,
transported to the Gulf
County Jail to await first
appearance.
On July 22, around 10
a.m. the Port St. Joe Police
Department arrested George
E. Baxter Sr. age 50 of Port
St. Joe. Baxter was arrested
for trespass after warning at
a local business and during
the course of the arrest other
charges developed. They
were possession of drug


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officers without violence.
Baxter was taken to the Gulf
County Jail to await first
appearance.
On July 24, around 12:43
p.m. the Port St. Joe Police
Department arrested Tannis
Jasmine Boykins of Port St.
Joe. Boykins was located by
officers hiding inside a closet
in an abandoned house in
Port St. Joe. Boykins was
arrested on the warrant for
retail theft and during this
arrest another charge ensued
which was ,possession of
drug paraphernalia. Boykins
was transported to the Gulf
County Jail to await first
appearance.

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22 calls for service and
investigated three burglaries
and one assault.
Officers also investigated
seven traffic crashes with a
combined property damage of
$8,475. They issued 53 traffic
citations, 17 traffic warnings
and 12 parking citations.
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retail theft; John Cole of
Tallahassee was arrested for
indecent exposure, attempt to
escape and resisting officers
without violence.
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Minder of Tallahassee was
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mechanism was not identified
to meet the county match, the
county, even after receipt and
approval of its application,
could still back away from the
project.
Butler further noted that
if the county moves ahead
with the project, once com-
pleted the restored beaches
would be considered a county
asset, and therefore eligible
for replacement or restoration
by the Federal Emergency
Management Agency in the
event of damage from a storm
or hurricane.
Butler also urged com-
missioners to move ahead
with the establishment of a
citizen's advisory committee
to provide input as the county
moves forward on beach res-
toration.
Such a committee would


be comprised of represen-
tatives from the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection, the U.S. Air Force,
the county, the St. Joseph
State Aquatic Preserve, the
business community and
residents of Cape San Bias,
among other constituents.
"It's a very important
committee," Butler said.
Finally, after Danford
informed commissioners that
his department lacked the
equipment to get out on the
beach to remove the last of
debris from the beaches on
Cape San Blas, he suggested
advertising for bids to remove
the debris, with an eye on
potentially hiring the contrac-
tor constructing the emer-
gency sand berms to perform
the task, provided they are
the low bidder.


From Page 1A

ALOHA CONFERENCE
DISCUSSION
Although it consumed
far less of Tuesday's .meeting
than some in the commu-
nity predicted, the issue of
the participation of six coun-
ty representatives, including
three commissioners, in the
recent National Association of
Counties annual convention
in Hawaii while the county
remained in a state of emer-
gency arose.
Something of a prologue
to that discussion was pro-
vided minutes before with
a slide show, put together
by Tourism Development
Council executive director
Paula Pickett with input from
Commissioner Jerry Barnes.
The slide show detailed,
from the county's perspective,
the man-hours which went


into preparation (715) prior
to Hurricane Dennis and
clean-up (nearly 5,000) after
the storm hit Gulf County on
July 10.
Nearly 2,000 equipment
hours were devoted to restor-
ing roads and cleaning debris
from roads, with more than
1.6 tons of storm debris
removed as of last Friday. The
deadline for debris removal is
July 31. DEP emergency per-
mits expire Sept. 7.
Sixty-percent of those
man-hours, Barnes noted,
were expended in his district,
which includes the cape and
Indian Pass.
When asked by a citizen to
share what they had learned
during their trip to the NACO
conference, Commission
chairman Nathan Peters noted
that the six county represen-
tatives split up the agenda,
attempting to attend as many
workshops as possible.
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of property richness in the
county, means less dollars
from sparsity funding a
component of the state for-
mula meant to bring more
districts to the median on
funding.
The poverty rates in the
county also dropped under a
20 percent threshold, mean-
ing fewer federal dollars, such
as Title I and Title VI funding
aimed at children from fami-
* lies living at or just above fed-
eral poverty levels, will come
to the district.
"It will require us to pick
up some things in the general
budget which we didn't have
to before," Wilder said.
Two more of the four
main components to the state
school funding formula are
also dictated in Tallahassee.
Regular discretionary
funding just over half a mill
is a base allotment for each
sc pii, district.."- ,
"t 'olemnentarn discre-
tioinarvmding. now 1TOO0
per student, up from $50
per. student, is based entire-
ly on student population, so
though the district's enroll-
ment slipped, this component:
rose by just two-hundredths
of a mill.
In the one area over
which the School Board holds
real sway, that pertaining to
capital improvement dollars,
board': members, consistent-
ly conscious in their delib-
erations of the community's
mood amidst bulging tax bur-
dens, decided to take a quar-
ter of a mill off, despite aging
facilities and a lengthy list of
capital needs submitted by
school administrators.
The result was a millage
rate 2.0200 mills below last
year's.
"That's the largest
decrease I've seen," Worley
said. "That is a less than 1
percent tax increase. We are
happy."
Acting School Board
chairwoman Charlotte Pierce
added, "We are extreme-
ly close to rollback. I think
the community will be very
pleased."
The School Board will
hold formal hearings on its
budget in the coming weeks,
with the budget finalized in
September.
In other action during
last Tuesday's meeting:
The district learned that
it will receive a $50,000 grant
from the St. Joe Community
Foundation to be used toward
the purchase of computer
software to enhance math and
reading instruction at Port St.
Joe Elementary School.
The district had already


allocated some dollars for
such enhancements at both
ends of the county and the
board approved pooling the
money earmarked for the
district and directing it all
to Wewahitchka Elementary
School, meaning each ele-
mentary school will receive
about $50,000 for software
aimed at improving reading
and math instruction.
Board members
approved a contract with
Brock Lawn and Pest Control
to handle the district's pest
control needs. While not the
lowest bidder (at $748 per
month), the board went with
Brock, a recommendation
from Don Rich, district coor-
dinator of facilities, because
of ongoing problems with low
bidder and current provider
Tifco and the lack of a cur-
rent license submitted by
second-lowest bidder Massey
Services.
Also : approved was
a "$5,600 contract with
Guilford, Driggers and
Associates, Inc., for design a
new weight room on the mez-
zanine level of the R. Marion
'Craig Coliseum at Port St Joe
High School. 'The school will`
receive some $100,006Wb-rth
of weight equipment through
a federal grant secured by
Congressman Allen Boyd, D-
North Florida.
Greg Jordan, the new
football coach at Wewahitchka
High School, was approved
as athletic director at the
school.
Port St. Joe High
School math teacher Sue
Gannon was approved
as the new Coordinator of
Human Resources, replac-
ing Catherine Barfield, who
is retiring in November after
30-plus years with the dis-
trict. (See related story in this
paper).
The School Board
approved a calendar for
the 2005-2006 school year,
including graduation and
ancillary ceremony dates.
Both Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka high schools
will hold senior prom on
April 22, 2006, with seniors
last day of school May 12.
Baccalaureate will be Sunday,
May 21 for Port St. Joe High,
and Wednesday, May 17 for
Wewa High.
Graduation will be
Monday, May 22 for Port St.
Joe High; Saturday, May 20
for Wewahitchka High.
A resolution approv-
ing membership in ihe
Florida High School Athletic
Association (FHSAA) for
Wewahitchka Middle School
has been finalized;


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education, knowledge and
exposure" to commission-
ers from around the country
experiencing problems and
issues similar to those in Gulf
County, Peters said.
Commissioner Bill
Williams noted that such
conferences, including the
annual Florida Association of
Counties conclaves, provide
a forum to foment direction
and legislative agendas for
counties around the state
and country.
"If you don't get people
out there, you are going to get
zero back," Williams said.
He added that commis-
sioners need to convey the
knowledge learned out to the
community and that the pub-
lic should glean the extent of
that education in the deci-
sions made by commission-
ers.
Williams also said that
while he paid for the trip out
of his own pocket to defray
any political rabble-rousing
when re-election time rolled
around, he emphasized, "It
was not because it was not
the right decision" to attend
the conference.
In other business taken
up during Tuesday's meet-
ing:
Commissioners
approved moving ahead with
an ordinance which would
require rental property own-


ers on Cape San Blas, Indian
Pass and St. Joe Beach to
provide at least two garbage
cans per rental unit with
twice-a-week pickup by Waste
Management
The ordinance would per-
tain strictly to rental units.
Garbage is a nagging
problem in tourist areas and
has become something of an
eyesore along what are called
the world's most beautiful
beaches.
"This is something that
needs to be done," Traylor said.
"It needs to be addressed."
Williams said that dis-
cussions with The St. Joe
Company and Gulf Asphalt
have resulted in an agree-
ment to repave Redfish Road
in Highland View within the
next six months.
By that time, progress on
the rerouting of U.S. 98 by St.
Joe will be sufficiently along
to reroute truck traffic from
the sand pit around Highland
View. Redfish road has sus-
tained significant damage,
and homeowners have been
significantly inconvenienced
by the volume of heavy truck
traffic through their neigh-
borhood.
James Kennedy is
the county's newly-hired
Veteran's Services Officer,
coming aboard to replace the
retiring Bo Williams on Aug.
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Gulf County Seniors Honored for Outstanding Community Service


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
They fill the roles of
loving grandparents and
faithful friends, devoting a
total of 17,728 volunteer
hours to the Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka communities.
On July 19, 10 Gulf
County Foster Grandparents
and Senior Companions
were honored at Maxine's
restaurantinWewahitchkafor
their sustained commitment
to volunteer service over the
last year.
Taking home the
President's Volunteer Service
Bronze Award were Dorothy
Mills, with 200 hours, Willie
Sims, 103, and Billie Thomas,
156.
Rosa Anthony received
the Silver Award for her 327
hours of service.
Earning Gold Awards
were Clydell Lenox, with
3,895 hours, Marvel Myers,
2,131, Pinkie Myers, 1,200,
Bernice Vann, 888, and Sara
Woodrow, 2,149.
Jeanene Evans received


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Foster Grandparents and
Senior Companions.
In June, volunteer Sara
Woodrow attended the foster
grandparent conference in
Las Vegas and enjoyed her
time inside a casino.
"She had a ball," laughed
Finch. "The rest of them
regretted not going after she
told them how much fun she
had."
Finch has worked for
Elder Care Services for the


last two years and praises
the efforts of his dedicated
volunteers.
"This is the sweetest
group of people I ever tried
to deal with," he said.
For information on how
to become a Gulf County
Foster Grandparent or Senior
Companion, contactvolunteer
coordinator Kenneth Finch
at 850-547-2511 or email
finchNK(,wfeca.net.


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Gulf County Foster Grandparents and Senior Companions, flanked by Sharon Gaskin of North
Florida Child Development and FBP/SCP Volunteer Coordinator Kenneth Finch accept President's
Volunteer Service Awards at a July 19 ceremony in Wewahitchka.


the prestigious Lifetime
Award for her 6,679 hours
of service as a Senior
Companion at the Port St.
Joe Senior Center.
The Gulf County Foster
Grandparents and Senior
Companions programs are
federally funded through
Elder Care Services.
Volunteers must be 60
years old and have a limited


income. For their service, the
seniors earn a stipend of
$2.65 an hour, working an
average of 20 hours a week.
Most of the volunteers


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honored annually with
a Christmas luncheon,
and have the occasional
opportunity to attend
conferences with their fellow


Jeanene Evans received the Lifetime Award for her 6,679
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volunteer service.


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work at the North Florida
Child Development Centers in '
Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka
as Foster Grandparents,
attending to children ages r
six months to five years old.
The Foster Grandparents
help children read and play
games and provide valuable
social interaction.
FCP/SCP Volunteer
Coordinator Kenneth Finch
notes that many of the
children have troubled home
lives and become attached,
quite literally, to the senior
volunteers.
"You go down there and
you have kids hanging on
their legs and anything else,"
said Finch.
Senior Companions
partner with area Senior
Centers, making house visits
and providing much needed
fellowship.
Finch noted that many of
the elderly people enjoy very.
little human contact. Senior
Companions such as Evans
provide them with a valuable
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Summer Food Service Program I O


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
At the Body of Christ
Church reception hall, four
workers scooped carefully
measured spoons of peanut
butter from industrial size
jars.
It was Thursday, peanut
butter and jelly sandwich
day for the kids attending
the City-sponsored summer
programs at STAC House and
the Washington Recreational
Center.
Since May 26, Gulf


County United Development,
in partnership with the
West Florida Resource
Conservation and
Development Council, have
provided nutritionally-
balanced meals to area youth
ages 18 and younger as part
of the Summer Food Service
Program (SFSP).
A Department of
Education reimbursement
program, SFSPaimsto combat
hunger and malnutrition
during the summer months
in areas where 50 percent or


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more of its children qualify
for free and reduced lunch
during the school year.
In its third year with the
SFSP, Gulf County United
expanded its delivery sites
to include the Port St. Joe
Elementary summer school
program and STAC House,
providing meals for some 350
area children.
At the Washington Rec
Center, the largest of the
sites, Asia. Whitley took
a break from her spirited
bleachers cheering to sample
an orange wedge while at
STAC House, Colton Byrd
washed his peanut butter
and jelly down with a swig of
contraband Pepsi.
Gulf County United
president Amy Rogers noted
that the city's summer
programs afforded the
organization the opportunity
to serve large gatherings of
children who might otherwise
have gone hungry.
"We've got so many
resources. We don't have
the YMCA and Boys and
Girls Club, but we pool our
resources together and we
made it a good place for
activities," said Rogers.
Gulf County United
Community Development
is a non-profit organization
headquartered in the North
Port St. Joe substation.
It partners with a
number of state agencies
and organizations to provide
a variety of services to Gulf
County residents, including
tutoring and GED programs,
on-site HIV testing and
community swimming
lessons.
Most recently, Gulf


(Bottom row 1-r) Kaciah Robinson and Kirsten Keys, (top row) Asia Whitley and Cameron Pryor
enjoy their lunches at the Washington Recreational Center site.


Colton Byrd enjoys a lip-smacking good peanut sandwich at the STAC House site.


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County United has partnered
with the West Florida Rural
Housing and Community
Development Coalition and
Florida State University to
establish the Friends of North
Port St. Joe Coalition.
As part of the Summer
Food Service reimbursement
program, Gulf County United
can opt to expand their
offerings based on community
need.
"Any person can call us
up and say 'I'm feeding X-
amount of students,"' noted
Rogers, whose organization
will be serving meals at an
upcoming Mold-A-Male/
Female event.
The Gulf County Health
Department conducted
inspections of all the food
sites, including the Body of
Christ reception hbll, where
the meals were prepared.
Though the City summer
programs will end on Friday,
meals will still be available
at the Washington site until
Aug. 4, the day before Gulf
County schools return to
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Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative Employees Receive Certifications


Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative is proud to
announce that two of its
employees, First-Class
Line Technician. Randy
Alsobrooks and Supervisor of
ServiceTimmyWade, recently
received certifications from
the Tennessee Valley Public
Power Association.
Alsobrooks completed
the. Line Technician
Apprenticeship. Training
Program. Completing this
- program is a rather lengthy


process. In addition to four
correspondence courses and
three climbing, construction
and operations laboratories,
the. training also consist,
of four years of on-the-job
training under a lead line
technician.
The four correspondence
courses consist of
independent study of
math, electricity and
alternating current
fundamental principles
that are the groundwork for


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GCEC Supervisor of Service Timmy Wade receives his Electrical
Metering Certificate Training Program diploma from GCEC CEO/
'General Manager Roy Barnes.


understanding the "hows
and whys" of this profession.
Students learn the basic
tools and equipment used
in everyday operations, as
well as applications such as
stringing and sagging wire;
underground distribution
systems; transmission
and distribution line
maintenance; transformer
connections; meter
applications; substation
operations; and phasing
and measuring voltage
and current. The three
laboratories enable
students to --apply the
knowledge learned from
the correspondence units.
Participants! learn basic
knots and safe climbing
techniques, as well aspole-
top rescue, which, are a
climbin g skills necessary for
overhead line construction.
Students constructan4frame ,
lines using 'Specifications
and learn grounding and
preparation of.str6ss cones I
for: ., underground 'cable.
Effecti%-e I jpb,' Griefing I` and
basic, troubleshooting
step's",for o%-erhead and-
-underground 'systems are
demonstrated, as well as.,,
transformer banking, bucket
truck pre-trip i nspectio n
and buc kdt truck rescue.
These laboratories last a-
week each,, and Alsobro6ks
traveled to'North Alabama
to'particiatb in. them. He
was also 'required to 'take
both written physical
tests.
Although not ali4lectricl
cooperatives require that'
their, line technicians ..be
tertified Gulf Coast, Electric,
doe. Hav ing this training
ensures that, 'GCEC line
technicians are using proper
construction techniques and
fol loxing safety procedures to
pre%-ent harm to t-hemsel%:es,
coworkers and consumers.
"Gulf Coast Electric line
workers are not promot&d to
the'Line Technician'. posi Lion
title. until, they complete
this certification," Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative
CEO/General Manager Roy.,-
Barnes said. "Haing this'"
certific4don enh,tnces. not
only employee knowledge,,.,
but also safety practices.",


Wade completed
the Electrical Metering
Certificate Training Program.
This program is one of four
technical distance learning
programs offered by TVPPA
and takes two years to
complete. : ,
The program consists,
of three correspondence
courses and one laboratory,
which provides hands-
on training to reinforce
the material taught in the
correspondence courses.
,The basic curriculum covers
mathematics,, electrical
theory and fundamentals
of alternating current,
then moves into training
in electrical metering and
electronic register eq I uipment
and operations The
laborato ry session, which
was held at 'IVA'sBeilefonte'
facility near Scot.t.sborb. Ala.l
poided training with single-
phase hookups, single-phase
,network met.ring, self-
contained polyphase, three-
phase h I ook-ups,' de I lta. and
Wye hoqkips, test board
applications and recent-
developments-, in. electronic,
register testing, maintenance
and programming.
"I am, proud of Randy
-and Timmyfor their, hard
work and perseverance," Gulf
Coast, Electric Cooperative
Manager' of Operations
EUdon Baxley said. "Their
comniument to completing
this training certainl- inakes
each of them an asset to- the
Cooperative.7-
.Gulf Coast Electric'.
Cooperati%,e is part o f
the Tauchstone En*ergy'&
nlation.d alliance of, local,
consumei--bwned electric.
cooperati%-es providing,
;,high staridard of service
to customers,'-larg'e. and'
small. GCEC : serves
approximately 19,300
consumers in Bay, Calhoun,
Gulf, Jackson, Walton and
Washington counties and
'jn the municipalities of
We%%rahitchka, Ebro, Lyrin
Haven, Whilte'City, Fountain,
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ulf County Seniors Rock


.', Whef thinking of the
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envision an elderly man or
vwonan ,sitting in a rocking
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rn;;. miglit want tq rethink
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hear that Gulf County
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the Big Band era, the 50's,
the 60's, and taking special
requests, Steve gets these
seniors but of their chairs
and onto the dance floor.
Even those who can no
longer dance enjoy the tunes,
the lively environment,
socializing with others, and
reminiscing of days gone by.
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the oldies you're neither too Library Drive in Port St. Joe.


young nor too old to join in
the fun.
The next Oldies dance
will be held Thursday, July
28 from 10 a.m. till noon, at
the St. Joe Community and
Senior Center located at 120


All community residents
and visitors to the area are
invited. Senior, aged 60+, will
be served a free lunch. But,
please RSVP for lunch. Call
Sara at 229-8466.
Be there or be square!


It's Not Too Late to Prevent Diabetes


By Mildred Melvin
Take your first step
today. Adults ages 60 and
older are at high risk of
developing Type 2 diabetes.
Yet many older adults find
it hard to believe that they
have the power to prevent
or delay the disease. That's
exactly what scientists found
in a major research study on
diabetes prevention. In fact,
adults over 60 were more
successful at preventing or
delaying the onset of Type 2
diabetes than were all other
age groups. The National
Diabetes Education Group
(NDEP) wants older adults to
know that it's not too late to
prevent Type 2 'diabetes.
'Almost 40 percent of
adults age 40 to 74 or 41
million people have pre-
diabetes, a condition where
a 'person's blood glucose
(sugar) level 'is .higher than
normal but not high enough
to be diagnosed as diabetes.
Pre-diabetes raises a person's
risk for developing Type 2
diabetes', heart disease, and
stroke. The risk of getting
diabetes increases as you
get older almost one in
five people over age 60 have
diabetes..
'The good news is that
the landmark Diabetes
Prevention Program study
showed that Type 2 diabetes
can be delayed or even
prevented by losing a small
amount of weight by following
a low-fat, low-calorie meal
plan and exercising for 30
minutes a day, most days
of the week. Visit www.
mvpyramid.gov for individual
nutrition recommendations
using the new food guidance
system.
The study also showed
that lifestyle changes are
more effective than the use
of a diabetes medication for
people aged 60 and older,
with a 71 percent reduction in


the development of diabetes.
Losing five to seven percent
of your current body weight if
you are overweight, through
healthy eating and exercising
regularly, can help prevent
or delay Type 2 diabetes. For
a 200-pound person, this
equals 10 to 15 pounds. Now
is the time to take control
of your health, for your self
and your family. And, help
your friends, loved ones
and communities to prevent
diabetes by starting a new,
healthier lifestyle.
NDEP offers free booklets
and tip sheets designed to
help at-risk older adults stop
diabetes in its tracks. For
example, take a walk around
the neighborhood instead
of watching television. Buy
healthy snacks instead of
keeping cookies and chips in
the cupboard for grandkids.
Visit the park on a nice day.
These are small steps but the
rewards are big. For more tips
on how you can prevent type
2 diabetes, visit www.ndep.
nih.gov or call 1-800-438-
5383. Please check with your
physician before beginning
any weight management
program.
If you have a question,
write to Mildred Melvin;
Extension Agent Family and
Consumer Sciences and 4-
H, UF/IFAS Gulf County
Extension, 200 N. 2nd Street,
PO Box 250, Wewahitchka, FL
32465; or call the Extension
Office, (850) 639-3200 of
229-2909.
The University of Florida/
IFAS Extension Gulf County
is an Equal Employment
Opportunity--Affirmative
Action Employer authorized
to provide research,
educational information
and other services only to
individuals and institutions
that function without regard
to race, color, gender or
national origin


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Earl Coulter

Employee of the Month at Bay St. Joseph


Earl Coulter has been
the Maintenance Assistant at
Bay St. Joseph for almost 3
years. His commitment to
excellence shows throughout
the facility. Earl has ongoing
projects such as re-modeling
bathrooms and when he


is not doing that, he does
paint touch up and general
maintenance of equipment.
He is always pleasant and a
huge asset to Bay St. Joseph
and we don't know what we
would do without him.


Front Row, left to right: Elva Raffield, Sadie Raffield, Henry
Raffield, Hazel Kirvin, Jesse Kirvin and Jason Kirvin. Middle Row,
sitting: Charles Jackson (holding Charles Raffield), Nancy Ann Raf-
field (holding Coy Raffield) and Bertha Kirvin. Back Row, standing:
Cullen Raffield, Christie Raffield (holding Marvin Raffield), Lacy
Raffield, Ethel Raffield, Suzie Kirvin (holding George Kirvin), Wal-
ter Kirvin, Clayton Raffield (holding Bert Raffield and Annie Raf-
field. This photo was taken in Auburn, FL 1910.

Big 2005 Raffield Family Reunion


The 2005 Raffield Family
Reunion will be held July
30 at the Senior Citizen's,
Center at 120 Library Dr.
(right next to the Gulf County
Courthouse) in Port St. Joe.
The family will begin
gathering at 9 a.m. ET and
announcements will be made
at 12:15 p.m. Lunch will be
served beginning at 12:30.
Please bring a covered dish,
a dessert or drinks. There
will be enough fried mullet to


feed an army
Please bring old photos,
news clippings, etc we will
have a scanner set up on
site. We are still working
on gathering pictures- and
information toward the goal
of a family book. This is your
history, so please contribute
to. the effort.
The family tree will also
be posted again this .year
- please help update new
births and deaths.


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Lowry and Whitaker Engaged


Mr. and Mrs. Michael
Lowry would like -to
announce the engagement,
and forthcoming marriage
of their daughter Kristie
Michelle Lowry : to Monte'
Ray Whitaker son of Mr..
and Mrs. Dan Whitaker of
Omaha, NE.
The bride-elect is a 1997
graduate of Port St. Joe High
School, a 2001 graduate
of Gulf 'Coast Community"
College of Practical Nursing.


She is employed by Covenant;
Hospice of Niceville. Her
fiance is a 1995 graduate
of Bellevue E. High -School,
Omaha., He is employed by
Sysco Food South Central
AL.
An August 20 wedding is
planned for 5:00 EST at' St.
Joe Beach, a reception will
follow at site. All friends and
family are invited to share
their vows.


Carol Lynne Simmons and William Richard Merchant, Jr.

Simmons and Merchant to Wed


Mr; and Mrs. John
Simmons announce. the
engagement of their daughter
Carol Lynne Simmons to
William Richard Merchant,
Jr., son of, Mrs. Frances
Hall Merchant and the late.
William Richard Merchant, '
Sr. The,, wedding is planned
for September 24th,. 2005
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The beautiful home of
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has been chosen as Garden
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Club. The Helms reside at
8417 Tradewinds, Gulfaire
Subdivision. However, the
home offers a spectacular
view on three sides of the
home, Highway 98, Beacon
Road and Tradewinds.
Eleanor gives full credit to
Walter confessing he is the
one with the "green thumb"
in the family.
Huge clusters of azaleas,
along with sabal palms
greet the visitor from the
Tradewinds entrance. The.
pathway leading to the
entrance is almost secluded
with plantings of virburnum,
camellias, azaleas, hawthorne
and large palms. A large
ceramic dog sits guarding
the entrance, Mondo grasses
grow profusely lining the
outside of the garage.
Beds along Beacon
Road are a mass of color,
containing yew, green and
red caladiums, oleanders,
variegated ligustrum and
many,, many 'other shrubs
and planting too numerous to
mention. A massive seahorse
adds -a touch of' whimsy,
along with a birdbath resting
in the center of the beds.
The garden speaks for itself
in that there has been great
effort on the part of the Helms
to develop, maintain and
present an outstanding and
attractive garden. One only
has to drive by tq appreciate
its beauty. The front of the
home faces Highway 98
.with a lush, emerald lawn'
sloping down to Highway 98.
A second story deck gives.
a breathtaking view of the
sunset and beautiful Gulf of
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also features beds of grasses,
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Eastpoint 800 409-3204
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Gulf View Lanark ..', Schuize Bay View It, he Caramel Bay Bay Front
Gulf View 110 Indiana Street. iL.mak villagee '. U.S. Highway 98, Eastpoint
220 E. Hwy 98 -Lanark Village \Directions: from Carrabelle Anchor IDirections: entrance to Gramercy is just
Directions: 'from our Carrabelle office, Office continue on Hwy. 98 for approxi- least of Hwy. 65 on Hwy. 98. (Meet sales
travel east on Hwy. 98 to Lanark Village. mently 4 miles. Home is on the left side agent at guard gate office for an escort
Look for signs and balloons, of highway. Look for balloons! to house).
Darling two bedroom, two bath cottage This custom built 4BR waterview home Superb bayfront four bedroom, three bath
with a great'view of Dog Island and the on 3 lots comes with additional ready-to- 2,513 sq. ft. home on Lot 5 in Gramercy
Gulf E i, a." e:.: t... he beach: Ideal for a build 2 lots. MLS#105792. Plantation nearing completion by Coastal
..cnd h, me..'L I ;i083. Call Brenda Reese 850 508-9808. Traditions, LLC. MLS#103223.
Call Cheryl Swift 850 766-3218. Call Pam Collins 850 899-1054.


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plentiful that most of us can
find fresh water, sulfurous
and smelly though it may be,
at a depth of 30 feet or less.
It is a miracle, this place
we live. We need to respect
just how precious it is to
be able to draw water from
the ground, for free, for no
other reason that to water
the lawns and landscape
plants that clean our air and
enrich our lives. When I
see pictures of other cultures
that have to physically carry
water for the most basic
needs, I realize that as a
gardener I am most fortunate
to have this resource, and
I want to be responsible for
how it is used.
New homeowners
looking for a landscape
plan invariably ask for low
maintenance, and about half
of them ask if an irrigation
system is really necessary.
Well no, it is not necessary
for people living at the newly
landscaped house who don't
mind spending a lot of time
watering, and will do so even
when the fish are biting. But
for those of you whose house
is built for speculation, or
as a vacation home, or as
a rental property, installing
an automatic irrigation
system should be the first
money spent on the yard.
Watching any living thing
suffer is tough to do, and
plants are no exception,
especially as costly as they
are these days. It takes a
rare and lucky combination
of circumstances to be able to
plant something and leave it
to its own resources and have
it survive, much less thrive,
especially in these sandy
coastal soils. When people
ask for low maintenance
these days what they are
really saying is: I don't own
hedge trimmers, I don't even
know how to build a compost
pile, and I would rather fish
than water. Give me plants
that will live here, and make
it easy. And so, most new
landscapes these days are
put in with a shallow well
and an automatic irrigation
system.


Forgotten Gardening


Herein lies the rub: a
successful, low maintenance
landscape should be weaned
off of the irrigation once
the plants are established.
The irrigation system then
becomes a back-up to be
used during times of
drought. Doing this will
promote healthier plants
that grow more slowly and
don't require as much
pruning. But how does one
know when a landscape is
fully established? Does it
take a week? A year? It all
depends on the kind of plant,
how large it is when planted,
and what time of year it is
planted.
As a general rule, when
shrubs and groundcovers
are planted. during the
warm months they should
be watered every day with
enough water to keep the
root balls moist but not
saturated. After several
weeks (four or five) they
should watered every other
day. After about a month of
this they should be watered
every third day. Finally,
water once a week until the
plant is fully established,
and then let it survive on
natural rainfall. .When
watered according to this
schedule, a one gallon plant
will become established in.
three to six months, whereas
a larger seven gallon plant
will take about a year. Trees
grown in containers follow
roughly this same schedule,
but the establishment period
depends on trunk caliper. In
North' Florida, a tree with a
trunk that is 2" or less takes
about four to eight months to
establish, and an additional
four months is added for
each additional inch of
trunk caliper. Balled and
burlapped trees which have
been properly hardened off
at the nursery do not take as
long to become established
as the container-grown trees,
and any landscape planted
during cooler weather will
not need as much water
as that planted during the
growing season.
Newly planted grass
should also be kept
consistently moist until
established, which I consider
to be the time when I can no


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Beautiful large new Bayfront four bedroom, Apalachicola travel south on Hwy. 98, Travel 1.4 miles past Indian Pass Raw
four and one-half bath home in Gramercy turn right on Fifth Street. Home is on the Bar, townhouse on the left.
Plantation. Wrap around balcony and ele- corner of Fifth Street and Avenue D. Corner unit, Gulf Front Townhouse in 12
vator. MLS#105098. (Meet sales agent in Rare historic architecture in home built in unit community. Just steps from pool and
office for an escort to house) 1846., Beautiful wood floors 10 foot ceil- wide, white sand beach. Kitchen remodeled
Call Pam Collins 850 899-1054. .ings, seven fireplaces. MLS#101501. and new tile floor. Ready t6 move in or
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office travel towards C30, turn right, travel northwest on Hwy. 98 for approxi- VDirectionst from Anchor's Mexico Beach
on C30. Turn right on Seminole Street. mately 3 miles. Home is on Hwy. 98. office, travel west to 36th-44th Street
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Want to escape? This is it! Quiet neighbor- with great views. New kitchen cabinets. Street. Home is fifth on the right.
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Charming immaculate beach cottage, great Patio door in master opens to front deck. located on deep water canal with access to
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longer pull up a piece of sod
or yank 'out new seedlings.
After several weeks the daily
watering can be backed off
to every other day, and then
every third day. To avoid
wasting water, know how
much your system puts out
and do not apply more than
three-quarters of an inch of
water at a time. Florida
law requires the use of rain
sensors on every newly
installed, irrigation system,
but around here the law is
not enforced. We haven't
endured the long, torturous
droughts that have made
believers out of other areas.
I wonder, though, how
visitors from other countries
view us when they see
irrigation systems running
in the rain. We don't want
to waste a precious resource,
even (or especially) when it
doesn't.cost us anything, any
more than we want to waste
money on landscape plants
that don't thrive. Plants do
not have to be water junkies,
and sensible use of water
to help them establish will
ensure the survival of the
landscape, as well .as the
survival of the aquifers for
the future.

Madison Is Seven
Madison Callie Bateman
turned seven on July 25.
She celebrated on July 23
with a. party at Beacon Hill
Park. Among' those to help
her celebrate were many of
Madison's friends and family
members.
Madison is the daughter
of Josh and Sharity Bateman.
The Granddaughter of Gerald
and Sarah Byrd of White City,
Larry Bateman of Dalkeith,
and Becky Bateman of Port
St. Joe.


Caroline Hysmith

Caroline Turns One
Caroline celebrated her
birthday on Saturday, July
16 by having a Care Bear
party at Lake Alice Park. She
had a ball getting icing all
over her-face. Many relatives
and friends were. there to
help her celebrate'.,
Caroline's parents are
Timothy and Stephanie
Hysmith, big sister is Brooke
Hysmith. Grandparents are
Terry and Debra Watson
of Highland View, James
and Tammy Hysmith of
Honeyville, and Teresa
Castenda of Callaway.








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Established 7937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years


46 The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday, July 28, 2005


-- TNizjah Nadaytria Pace

T'Nizjah Pace

.e ^Celebrates Birthday
-+1 T'Nizjah Nadaytria Pace
is the daughter of Nikki
Myers and Tremayne Pace.
Her grandparents are Sherrie
Myers and Cynthia Brown
of Panama city, and Lottie
SMyers of Wewahitchka.
T'Nizjah will be having a
SDora the Explorer birthday
1 party on Sunday, July 31 at
Lake Alice with her family
Madison Callie Bateman and friends.


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USDA Extends FSA County



Committee Nomination Period


USDA has extended the
deadline to nominate eligible
candidates to serve on USDA
Farm Service Agency (FSA)
county committees to Aug.
15, announced Kevin Kelley,
Florida Executive Director for
USDA's Farm Service Agency
(FSA). The nomination
deadline was previously
scheduled for Aug. 1.
"Our goal is to have as
many eligible candidates
nominated to serve on
FSA county committees as
possible, especially minorities
and women," said Kelley.
"This two-week extension
will give USDA personnel,
community-based groups,
farmer organizations and
others mote'time to continue
their outreach efforts so FSA

Jessie Ball duPont

Fund Awards Funds

for Hurricane Relief
Trustees of the Jessie
Ball duPont Fund awarded
$25,000 to the Salvation
Army to alleviate suffering,
caused by Hurricane Dennis,
which ,struck the Gulf Coast
in Florida and Alabama
earlier this month.
More than 300 Salvation
Army officers, employees and
volunteers served a total of
35.000 meals to residents
affected by the storm, as
well as providing support to
communities preparing to live
through a record hurricane
season.
Relief grants such as this
are made at the discretion of
the trustees, outside of the
normal grants cycle. During
2005, the trustees awarded
more than $650,000 in relief
grants, almost all related to
storms of the 2004 hurricane
season that devastated
Florida and the Southeast.
The Jessie Ball duPont
Fund makes grants to more
than330 eligible organizations
identified by Mrs. duPont
in her will. The fund has
assets- of $'291 million and
has awarded $229 million in
.grants since 1977.


county committees can truly
reflect America's agricultural
landscape."
Committees apply their
judgment and knowledge
to make decisions on
county commodity price-
support loan eligibility,
establishment of allotments
and yields, conservation
programs, disaster programs,
employment and other farm.
program-related issues.
Individuals may
nominate themselves or
others as a candidate. In
addition, eligible candidates
can be nominated by
community-based and other
organizations in the county
where the election is being
held before the close of the
nomination period, especially
groups representing socially
disadvantaged farmers or
ranchers. Nominations
and elections are open to
all eligible candidates and


voters without regard to race,
color, religion, nation origin,
age, sex, marital status or
disability. The nomination
form (FSA-669A) is available
at USDA Service Centers and
online at: http://www.fsa.
usda.gov/pas/publications/
elections.
Producers should keep
in mind several important
dates regarding the upcoming
county committee elections.
Producers can request, fill
out and submit nomination
forms up to Aug. 15, 2005.
Ballots will be mailed to
eligible voters by Nov. 4,
2005. The deadline to return
ballots is Dec. 5, 2005.
Elected committee members
and alternates take office on
Jan. 1, 2006.
For more information
about FSA county committees,
visit a local USDA Service
Center or go online at:
http://www.fsa.usda.gov/
pas/ publications / elections.


Florida DEP Coastal and Aquatic

Managed Areas Public Workshop


The Florida Department
of Environmental Protection's
Coastal and Aquatic Managed
Areas program is dedicated
to preserving and enhancing
Florida's 41 aquatic preserves.
This program is responsible
for the management of more
than 1.8 million acres of the
most pristine and valuable
sovereignty submerged
lands in the state. The
Department is currently
developing a strategy for
improving the management
of these systems, including
development of a state-wide
system management plan
and revising the format for
site specific management
plans.
In order to include
critical public input in this
process, the Department
is conducting a series of
workshops throughout the


state. The meetings will
focus on explaining the
existing aquatic preserve
program, describing the
process for creating a state-
Wide management strategy
and for updating the, site-
specific aquatic preserve
management plans, and
soliciting public input on
the content and processes
described.
A workshop will be held on
Tuesday, August 2, at 6. p.m.
at the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection
Margorie Stoneman Douglas
Building, Conference
Room A, First Floor, 3900
Commonworth Blvd.,
Tallahassee, FL 32399.
For more information
about this workshop, please
contact Ellen Stere at 850-
245-2094 or ellen.stere@dep.
state.fl.us.


Disaster Legal Assistance Now

Available in Designated Counties


Lawyers and legal
experts from Florida are
available to provide free legal
assistance and counseling to
individuals in the Panhandle
counties designated eligible
for federal disaster assistance
in connection with Hurricane.
Dennis.
The legal assistance
program is implemented
by the American Bar
Association's Young Lawyers
Division under an agreement
with an agreement with the
Department of Homeland
Security's Federal Emergency
Management Agency
(FEMA).
Participating attorneys
can provide legal assistance
with insurance claims,


counseling, landlord/tenant
problems, replacement of'
wills and other important
documents destroyed, or lost.
Persons in need of legal help
are urges to contact disaster
legal services from 8:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday
through Friday, toll-free at
1-866-550-2929.
Individuals calling the
legal service line should be
prepared to discuss their
particular problems and
provide a phone number
where they may be reached.
The Florida Bar Association
will then contact a local
lawyer to be assigned to the
case. This attorney will then
contact the victim.


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Lovely completely renovated home in one of the established best neigh-
borhoods.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 building with electricity.
Also, huge room in garage for storage. New cabinetry in kitchen, irrigation
system many amenities. $499,000


Gulf Coast Realty, Inc.

MEXICO BEACH OFFICE
101 South 33rd Street at Hwy. 98

Home: 647-8939 Cell: 227-5146

Sales: (850) 648-5683 Toll Free: (800) 260-1137
E-Mail: ellpn(realestatebyellen.com


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CALL ELLEN ALLEMORE
227-5146
FOR MORE INFORMATION!


4975-A Cape San Bias Road 318-A Reid Ave
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
^ Business: 850-227-9000 Business: 850-229-9000
Toll-Free: 866-229-5525 Toll-Free: 877-229-9100l

) www.flbeaches.net

Roger Bradley, Broker/Owner |



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,Apalachicola Riier Fantastic Property! OFFERED @ $699,000
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$499,999


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BEST BUY ON CAPE SAN
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features large screened porch
for entertaining, fireplace
A elevator and much more
'fIt won't last long AT ONLY
$415,000


NEW CONSTRUCTION
in Water's Edge subdivi.-
Ssion complete with deeded
gulf access, swimming pool
& tennis courts. Gorgeous
IJ interior featuring Travertine
l tile, marble, teak flooring,
cherry cabinetry and much
more! One of a kind home[
51,045,000











SECLUDED HOME in highly
desirable Indioan Pass recently
renovated and only a short
walk to boal ramp and Gulf of
Mexico PRICED TO SELL @
S579,000



Tremont Court in Overstreet $1
) Mexico Beach corner lot on Hw
Lakes on the Bluff in EASTPi
subdivision with numerous ami
$157,500 and $275,000
Indian Pass interior lot $450,0(


IMAGINE SWEEPING VIEWS of the Gulf of Mexico, sandy
white beaches and gorgeous sunsets this GULF front home
on Cape San Bias has it all! Plus, professionally decorated
interior, large screeneed porch, widows oalk, & much more!
$1,250,000


Rachel Browning, Agent
Bob Pelc, Agent After Hours:
Mobile: 850-229-8-04
850-227-5374 Mobile:
850-22--4056



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IMAGINE SCALLOPING,
boating. & bird ,.'aching out-
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BAYFRONT coastal cottage
on St. Joseph Bay features
large screened porch lucra-
twe rental history, & pan-
oramic v.ews of the pristine
bay PRICED TO SELL @
5349,000

Clint Eason.
Agent
After Hours:
850-22--3-53
Mobile:
850-22"-5251











BAYFRONT lot on Cope San
Bias with 100' of frontage
on the pristine St Joseph
Bay Th s secluded lot '.,ith
lush vegetation and lots of
.,ildlife ;. the perfect spot to
build your dream actionn
home. 5989,000


A RARE FIND! GULF FRONT
lownhome in Barrier Dunes
.vilh numerous ammenites
including s,.'imming pool.
tennis courts fishing ponds
& much more1 X Flood zone
$649,900

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15,000
y 98 $425,00
OINT great new
amenities

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Sunset Point Subi

Park Point Interim

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BEAUTIFUL HOMESITE
along the scenic Chipolao(!
river Featuring 151' of RIVER 9
frontage and majestic trees j
accent this picture perfect
location lust minutes from
Marianna S129,900

Kave & Mark Haddock,
Age nnts
Mobile:
850-22--6600
Mobile: C
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IF YOU ARE LOOKING for
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GULF FRONT lot on Cape San
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great .egetalion make this at
great local;on for your coast-
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LONG @ 5879,000










GULFVIEW HOME in Indiani
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co M.us see to appreciate
5795,000



at 5299,900

division $445,000

or lot $449,000

San Bias $749,000


'CL USFO YU FREE, PROI I RYU EAAYIS'


Three Servicemen Statue South, Inc.,
T-Shirts
$15.9Q Available in
S, M, L, XL, XXL
Place your order by
calling 653-1318

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


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


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THE BANK SOUTHERLAND FAMILY COMFORTER COSTING & COSTING MEXICO BEACH CRYSTAL SANDS REALTY THE STAR RISH, GIBSON
Port St. Joe Mexico Beach FUNERAL HOM FUNERAL HOME LAW OFFICES ANIMAL CLINIC 1602 Highway 98, Come Visit Us At Our New Location & SCHOOL, P.A.
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For All Your 507 10th Street Por St. Joe L.F.D. Personal lnjuryo -Real Estate 1000 Highway 98 (850) 648-4400'888-385-1844 Port City Shopping Center RussWel Scll
Financial Needs Workers' Compensation jromng.-Bsramng Pe upple(
mFinanc S (850) 229-8111 (850) 227-1818 (850) 227-1159 m s www.crystalsandsreaqly.com (850) 227-1278 (850) 229-8211


New Life Christian Center to Host Revival
: j New Life Christian begin Sunday, August 7 with beginning at 7 p.m. nightly.
:." .... .. rChurch will be hosting a the morning service at 11
...I[ ["revival featuring special guest a.m. and evening service Pastors Johnny and Shirley
.... Brother Joel Christopher at 6:30 p F m Services will


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Ali and his wife Cathy f
Trinidad. The revival


....U tIL t.... J..-. .... Jenkins nvite everyone to
rom continue Monday through
will Thursday, August 8-11 come and be blessed.


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


Methodi oi it~lA hp:/Opa.
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Dan Rhodes
PASTOR

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Jesus is Lord an He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:

10iglih VAi i aptist Quliirdj
S-s352 Ling Street Highland \ ie
"U ~ Pori Sr. Joe. Florida 32456
850)227- 1306(


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.t) FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship
10:00 i Tm. Sixteenth Street
Fellowship Time /e
10:45 a.m. 00
Adult School. >
11:00 a.m.
.Sunday School .
*Young Children
Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blv
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron



c on 4A&c= S ead
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday WoMrsipSrites:9:00 a.m. CST
Suidqiadhool: 10:15 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico tleeh lited methodist (lirdch
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


Church of Christ

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

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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
KCorner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue

BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
hL A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
:( 'i tl .... ,'; I /?,, ". ..".. ,' 10 ,a.,.
i'I',, ,i.. ,", ',. 4.00. ".. ,,
WEDNESDAY: Choir traice 6p. m
0 tte andsee tn. ... "
S.. .. us in uwodip. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725


'irst 'Ba1ptist Chiurcht '
',* 102 THIRD STREET, PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Michael Rogers, Minister to Students
Sunday School ................. .............9:45 am .
Morning Worship Service .. 8:30 & 11:00 am
Disciple Training .......................... 6:00 pm,
Evening Worship ........................... 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ........... 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM.. 7:49 am ET
S"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"

S. The,-r '. place to worship! / 7-

First Baptist Church
MEXICO BEACH
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
Corner of lJ5h "& California 6048-5776(
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship-Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Bible Study-Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday-Prayer ;and Bible Study ar 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times central!
Nursery Pro'cided for All Services!
Reverend Eddie LaFourntain
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Amos and Andy Ready for Fun


Currently available for
adoption at the Humane
Society are: Amos and Andy
(pictured) fur rockets; Mike
and:Mindy, two red mixed-
breed pups; Baby, a nice
female Dachsund mix, Sarge,
a large red male Bulldog;
Little Bob, a male Bulldog


pup and Margo, a young eral cats already spayed or
black Lab female. neutered and ready to go.
Also available are: Kutra, Please go see!
Golden Retriever/ Chow For more information,
male, neutered, shots, heart- contact the St. Joseph Bay
worm free,, housetrained; Humane Society at 227-1103
Max and Meg, three-month or visit the Humane Society's
old puppies and many kit- web site at www.sjbhumane-
tens, just weaned... and sev- society.org.


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Rebecca Otheda White
Mrs. Rebecca Otheda
White, age 47, of Port St. Joe,
passed away Friday, July 22,
at the UAB Medical Center in
Birmingham, AL. Becky was
a Dental Assistant/Billing
Administrator with the dental
office of Frank D. May, DMD.
She was a lifelong resident of
this area .and attended the
First Baptist Church of Port.
St. Joe. Becky loved to fish, go
to the beach, and especially
loved spending time with her
grandchildren.
Survivors include her
husband of 30 years, Guy
White of Port St. Joe, her two
daughters, Brandy Bailey
and husband, Joseph, of
St. Mary's, GA, and Ashley
White of Port. St. Joe, her two
brothers, Wayne Gable and
Brad Gable, both of Altha,
FL, her three grandchildren,
Noah, Lileeona, and Eliza,
and numerous Aunts, Uncle,
Nieces, and Nephews.

Use Freedom Wisely
I was born in sin, but I
now live free,
Because Jesus came and
died.for me.
Because He died, I'm not
my own.
This body I have, is just
a loan.
The Holy Spirit dwells
within.
This keeps down a lot
of sin.
Tho the Spirit lives with-
in,
I'm free to, choose,, so, J
still sin.
Being a stumbling block
has caused many to sin.
You can do this and
never know it my friend.
If you're a Christian, you
are watched each day.
Be careful where you go,
what you do, and also what
you say.
Billy Johnson


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 Wewahiiclika FL 32465
SERVICE SCHEDULE
Sunday Morning Worship & Sunday School
10:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.
YOU ARE WELCOME AT THE POTTER'S HOUSE


Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship Apolachicolo anoma City
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy.98
7:00 Wednesday Evening <
Pastors Andrew
&
Cathy Rutherford ReidAve.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates FamilyLi tharch
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net y Wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)


"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
Romans 16:16

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


children, Grover J.
Crutchfield, Arthur Wayne
Crutchfield and wife Judy
and -Shefrry Mooneyham
and husband Babby, all of
Wewahitchka; three
grandchildren; one great-
grandchild; and a special
friend Debra McDaniel.
She was preceded inr
death by her grandson,
Casey Lynn and a sister,
Bobbie Jean Finch.
Graveside services were
held Friday, July 22 at 10
a.m. at Roberts Cemetery
in Wewahitchka, with the
Rev. Robert Miller officiating.
The family would like to give
a special thanks to Covenant
Hospice for their loving care.
Comforter Funeral Home
in Wewahitchka was in
charge of arrangements.

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
Noelle, Piper, George and
Krystian Kelley; and great-
grandmpther .of Tony Ira
Jean McRae.
A memorial service will
be held at Bay St. Joseph
`Cade' 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.


/ c^ !"A Reformed Voice
L < in the Community"

O\ Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor

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

IIIGHLAND VIEW

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


TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN ,
) ST. JAMES

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


Long Avenue Baptist Church

Building A Community Of

Faith, Hope ,& Love


Forgiveness Matters...Popular tv shows, songs, & pop-culture in general may not practice
or encourage having a forgiving spirit, but forgiveness really does matter. Without forgiveness
family relationships, friendships, & the Christmas & Easter holidays would crumble.
The Bible'says, "In while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us," and that He is "faithful
justt to forgive us our sins." God is eager to forgive! He forgives repeat offenders. He even
forgives the most vile offender when they confess their sins in true repentence. So, have the
heart & mind of Christ & forgive others today!!
1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL For More Information Call 229-8691


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


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


Worship on Wednesday:
7:00pm


_ WORSHIP


At the Church


of Your Choice


this Sunday


The Catholic Church of Gulf County

lIXcomes You
St. Joseph 'St. Lawrence Mission
20th &Monument Hwy 71 North
Port St. Joe, FL Wewahitchka, FL
(850) 227-1417
Weekend Mass schedule


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


Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years


6B The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, July 28, 2005


Funeral services for
Mrs. White will be held on
Wednesday, July 27, 2005,
at 1:00 PM EST, at the First
Baptist Church of Port. St.
Joe with Rev. Dave Fernandez
officiating. Burial will follow
in Holly Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers for the ser-
vice are Russell Burch, John
Wright, Dusty May, Steve
Lawrence, Randy Raffield,
and Eugene Raffield.
The family will receive
friends at the First Baptist
Church of Port. St. Joe on
Tuesday, July 26, from 6:30
to 8:30 PM EST.
Floral contributions are
accepted or memorial con-
tributions may be made to
either The American Cancer
Society, P.O.B. 102454,
Atlanta, GA 30368, or to
the Joe Lee Griffin Hope
Lodge, 1,104 Ireland Way,
Birmingham, AL 35205.
Expressions of sympa-
thy may be submitted and
viewed at www.southerland-
family.com.

Emma L. Crutchfield
Emma L. Crutchfield
73 passed away Tuesday,
July 19. She was
a *native of Fountain,
Florida and had been a resi-
dent of Wewahitchka for the
past 30 years.
Mrs. Crutchfield is
survived by her husband,
Grover Crutchfield; her


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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, July 28, 2005 73


The West Nile Virus


Roy Lee Carter
Counts Extension Director
What is West Nile Virus
and how does it affect
human and horses? West
Nile (WN) virus is carried
by mosquitoes and if trans-
mitted to humans, it can
cause severe encephalitis.
It is closely related to St.
Louise'' Encephalitis (SLE)
virus, which is sometimes
a problem in Florida. West
Nile Virus was first isolated
in 1937, from a woman in
the West Nile Province of
Uganda in Central Africa,
and Romania. West Nile
Virus was first documented
in the United States in New
York City (NYC) during an
epidemic in August 1999.
Most humans who. are
infected with the WN Virus
do not develop illness.
Approximately 20 pelrent of
the people who are infect-
ed exhibit fqygw, headache,
body aches, swollen lymph
glands, and a skin rash -


Kenneth Kay "Kenny"
Siprell, 72, of Apalachicola,
was found Saturday in his
home. Kenny was born
Jan. 7, 1933, .in West
Elkton, Ohio. He moved to
Apalachicola with his family
at a young age and resided
in Apalachicola for some 60
years until his death. He
worked as a carpenter and
served in the U.S. Navy dur-
ing the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by two
sons, Dale Siprell of Mexico
Beach and ;Stan Siprell of
Port St. Joe; daughter, Shelly
Siprell Elliot of Tenn; broth-
ers, Bobby Siprell and Buck


that may be defined as West
Nile Fever.
More severe infections
include headaches, high
fever, neck stiffness, dis-
orientation, coma, convul-
sions, muscle weakness and
paralysis. This severe form
of the infection is defined as
West Nile Virus Encephalitis.
About 1 out of every 150
infections will result in
encephalitis. Symptoms of
WN fever typically last a few
days while the sever disease
may last several weeks to
months with some perma-
nent neurological effects.
Horses infected with
West Nile Virus can exhibit
signs of Ataxia (the most
common sign) which more
often affects the rear limbs,
causing stumbling, stagger-
ing, wobbly gait and inco-
ordination. Other signs
include teeth grinding, mus-
cle fasciculation, going down
with difficulty and inabil-
ity to rise, facial paralysis






Siprell, both of Apalachicola
and Howard Siprell of St.
Augustine; sisters, Doris
Lucas of Ohio, Shirley Brown
of Sumatra and Marilyn
. Smith of Albany, Ga; seven
grandchildren and two great
grandchildren. He was pre-
ceded in death by his sister,
Marge Reed.
Donations may be made
to Fellowship, Baptist Church
in Apalachicola.
Funeral services were
heldat 10 a.m. on Wednesday,
July 27 at Fellowship Baptist
Church.
All arrangements are
under the direction of Kelley
Funeral Home.


or twitching and blindness.
Treatment of infected horses
if often based on clinical
signs and reducing the sever-
ity of the disease. Fluid and
nutrient supportive therapy
may be required.
According to USDA-
APHIS Veterinary Service,
horses that are infected with
WN Virus are not required
to be euthanized. Horses
are incidental hosts and it
is unlikely that mosquitoes
feeding on infected horses
could ingest enough of
the virus to transmit it to
other animals. Horses are
euthanized only when they
are. suffering from severe
encephalitis from which they
will not be able to recover.
Also because horses are
dead-end hosts, quarantines
are unnecessary.
The most important
mode of -transmission of
the WN Virus to human


Roy Lee Carter
and horses is from the bite
of an infected mosquito.
Mosquitoes obtain the virus
from feeding on infected
birds. The virus is then
passed to humans when an
infected female mosquito
take a second blood meal
from a human instead of
a bird. As they are feed-
ing on human blood, they
release saliva that contains
the virus. The saliva then
enters the human blood-
stream carrying the virus
with it.
Persqnal protection


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sale by owner.
Two one acre lots, cleared, electricity, water well, septic sys-
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wood trees. All above flood plain. Adjoining land for 50 1/ acre
lots or 25 one acre lots on newly constructed road built to city
specifications.
For sale complete or partial.
850-647-3325 and leave a message.


against biting arthropods,.
particularly when they are
infected with dangerous
pathogens remains one oi-
the most important ways to
avoid disease. Avoid mos-
quitoes, make sure screens
are in good repair to prevent
mosquitoes from entering
homes. If you must enter
areas where there is a threat
of encountering infected
mosquitoes, wear protective
clothing.
Finally use a personal
insect repellent that pro-
vides a reasonable complete
protection time (CPT) The
CPT is the total time fol-
lowing repellent application
that the treated individual
will remain bite free. For
example, under normal con-
ditions that CPT for a 5 per-
cent formulation of DEET
(Diethyl Toluamide present-


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Eny-633 Avoiding and
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information on this vaccine,
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local Cooperative Extension
Service or the. Florida
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White House Pushing Plan to Give Florida


Waters to Louisiana and Oil Companies


The White House as early
as today is moving to junk
the ban on oil drilling off
Florida and give control of the
state's waters to Louisiana
so drilling rigs can go up
in vast new areas of the Gulf
of Mexico, according to U.S.
Senator Bill Nelson, D-Fla.
The White House plan -
accordingto ane-mailobtained
by Nelson's office has been
given to Republican leaders
in Congress who are part of
;a House-Senate conference
i committee deciding what goes
in the final,energy bill. In fact,
members of the committee


are meeting here today and
may start considering the
plan to open Florida's waters
up for new drilling leases to
oil companies.
The plan closely mirrors
one put forward by Louisiana
Senator Mary Landrieu
last month to redraw state
boundaries in the Gulf of
Mexico and give her oil-friendly
state control over much of the
waters off Florida in the so-
called Eastern Planning Area
of the Gulf. That plan was
beaten by Nelson as a result
of his winning filibuster on
the Senate floor, which ended


with a pledge from .Senate
leadership not to allow drilling
off Florida's coast.
But now the
administration is working
behind the scenes to scuttle
the pledge. According to the
e-mail from an executive-
branch official detailing what
the president wants in the
final energy .bill, the White
House proposal says the
Interior Department secretary
should redraw state sea
boundaries; and, then put
much of the Gulf up for lease
to the oil industry.
The July 20 e-mail says


A Healthy Start Program Note


Drugs and, Pkegnancy
S When a woman becomes
pregnant, it is very important
bfor her to lead a healthy life,
ito eat. plenty of nourishing
food, get plenty of rest, and
Exercise regularly. It is also
,vital that she. avoid anything
that might harm her or her
-baby-to-be. It is especially
important to give up alcohol,
,cigarettes and drugs.
For a pregnant woman,
*drug abuse is double
dangerous. First, drugs,
may harm her own health,
.interfering with her ability
to support the pregnancy.
Second, some drugs can
directly impair prenatal
development.
Which Drugs are
Dangerous?
Virtually All illegal drugs.
For her own health and the
health of her baby-to-be, a
woman should avoid all of
them as much as possible;
from the time she first plans
to become pregnant and/or
learns that she is pregnant.
Alcohol
Alcohol is on of the most
dangerous drugs for pregnant
women, especially in the
early weeks. Hea-vy drinking
during early pregnancy
greatly increases the risk of a
cluster of birth defects known
as fetal alcohol syndrome.
:Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is a
permanent, lifelong condition
that affects every aspect of
a child's life and the lives
of' the child's family. Birth
defects includes a small skull
(microcephaly). abnormal
facial features, and heart
defects. often accompanied by
impeded growth and mental
--retardation. Heavy drinking
in later pregnancy may also
impede growth.
It. is riot known whether
light or moderate drinking
can producer these effects.
:However, even if the risk is
low, the stakes are very high.
_Medical experts agree that a
woman should avoid alcohol
entirely when she decides
, to become pregnant ,or at
least when the first signs of
pregnancy appear.
Tobacco
Smoking during
pregnancy appears to raise
the risk of miscarriage or
premature labor. But the
primary danger is hindered
fetal growth .
SCocaine &
Methamphetamine
The growth of the fetus


may be hindered, and there
are higher risk of miscarriage,
premature labor and a
condition called abruption
placentae (the partial
separation of the placenta
from the uterus wall. causing
bleeding).
If drugs are taken late
in pregnancy, the baby may,
be born drug dependent and
surer withdrawal symptoms.
Heroin & other narcotics
Heavy narcotics used
increases the danger of
premature birth with such
accompanying problems
for the infant as low birth
weight, breathing difficulties,
low blood sugar and bleeding
within the head.
The babies of narcotics-
dependent mothers are often,
born dependent themselves


and suffer withdrawal
symptoms.
Inhalants
May cause birth defects
PCP
PCP 'taken late in
pregnancy can cause
newborns to have withdrawal
symptoms
Marijuana
It is associated with
premature birth and low birth
weight babies
Medications
A woman should consult
her health care provider
before taking any drug, even
one sold over the counter.
For more information
about the Healthy Start
Program contact Jill Jones
ext: 126 or Patricia Rickards
ext: 150 at 227-1276.


Guides to Disaster Resistant Coastal Construction

Being Distributed to Florida Libraries


The function ofhousewrap
and the importance of roof-
to-wall' and deck-to-wall
flashing are among many
topics covered in the "Home
Builders Guide to Coastal
Construction," a series of
technical fact sheets that will
be available soon in libraries
throughout the state. Florida
building officials are also
receiving the information.
"We have been working
to educate people on the best
ways to build or reinforce
their homes," said. Scott
Morris, director of Florida
long-term recovery for the
U.S. Department of Homeland
Security's Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA).
"Originally, the effort was
concentrated in the' 15
counties that had the most
damage for the four hurricanes
that stormed through Florida
in 2004; but response in
those communities has been
so overwhelming that we are
now distributing the guides
statewide."
Guidelines on installation
of siding, connectors, and
storm shutters, as well as
construction of breakaway
walls and enclosures for
elevated homes, are also
provided in the fact sheets.
"The fact sheets explain
how coastal construction
requirements differ from
inland construction and
what coastal construction
is," said Larry Koslick,
statewide recovery manager


Gulf'fiast Realty, Inc.

Gulf C~tc Realty, Inc
Mexico Beach,,JFL


for the Florida Department
of Emergency Management.
"They also explain how to
use Flood Insurance Rate
Maps, and such things as
the definition of 'lowest floor'
elevation."
More than 350 libraries
are slated to receive copies
of the information for
distribution. Teams of FEMA
mitigation officers have
distributed copies to more
than 327 libraries thus far. Of
the 310 building permitting
offices, 259 have received
printed copies of the technical
facts sheets as well as DVDs.
The remainder will receive the ,
information soon.
In addition, building
officials are receiving the
Blueprint for Safety Field
Manual. The manual, which
is an. element of the Blueprint
for Safety educational
program and provides
information about disaster-
resistant building techniques,
is being used to train building
inspectors. .
The safety field manual
was developed by 'the
Federal Alliance for Safe
Homes (FLASH), the Florida
Department of Community
Affairs, the Florida Home
Builders Association, FEMA,
and the National Flood
Insurance Program. FLASH
is a non-profit organization
dedicated to promoting
disaster safety and property
loss mitigation.


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Joe McCallister


850-648-5683 850-227-4585
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the plan even has been run
through White House budget
officials who project the oil
companies will get 2 billion
barrels of new oil reserves
- which is the equivalent of
only about three months of
U.S. consumption.
"Interior [ Department
] and 0MB [ the Office of
Management and Budget
] have signed off on
this language," said the
administration's .e-mail to
presidential assistants .and
staff of Republican ,Senator
Pete Domenici, a conference
panel leader. It was Domenici
who vowed on the Senate
floor to honor the ban against
drilling. '
"As I've stated repeatedly
- ;the administration is 'hell-
bent on. drilling off Florida,"
said'"Nelson, who is, in,Iew
Orleans today tesLiing before
the Base Realignment and
Closure Commission against
any ideas that would adversely
impact military installations
in Florida. ,.
Nelson immediately
notified Domenici and other
members of the House-Senate
conference panel that if they
renege on a pledge to honor
an existing moratorium on.oil
drilling in the Eastern Gulf
he'll use every available means
to block passage of the finial
energy bill. The conference
panel is aiming to finish the
bill by next Tuesday.


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GOLFERS PARADISE 724 COUNTRY CLUB ROAD
3/2.5 townhouse, next to the, Country Club Great
view of the golf course. In good condition Hom-
eowners Association. MLS#106604. $247,500.
Call Alberta Bulkley, Realtor Associate, 850.
647-3895.


Beautiful waterfront lot with (as per owner) "deep"!
water access. High and dry w/154' frontage.
Almost 3/4 ac. MLS#105201. 5425,000. Call Bo
Pearce, broker Associate, 850-229-9432.


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Older 3/1 home on two lots (100x140). Possible
commercial potential. House currently rented.
View of the bay. MLS#103958. $850,000. Call
Alberta Bulkley, Realtor Associate, 850-647-
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GULF FRONT CAPE SAN BLAS
4 BR/3 5 BA Ultra modern. Great View of beach
and sunsets. In-ground pool. Plasma televisions.
"X" zone! MLS#105189. Call Bo Pearce, Broker
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I 2109 PALM BLVD PORT ST. JOE
Massive remodeling: floors, new kitchen cpbi-
nets, counter-tops, appliances and paint. ,Has
in-ground pool (re-furbished). MLS#103993.
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MAY 10, 2005"
REGULAR MEETING
continued
GRANT APPLICATION / OVER-
STREET WATER SYSTEM
Chief Administrator But-
ler reported that the County
Grant Writer (Fox Enterprise,
Inc.) is applying for a Neighbor-
hood Revitalization C.D.B.G.
Grant to fund the Overstreet
Water System Project. He stated
that the grant is in the amount
of $638,500.00 due to the re-
quirements, and there would be
a shortfall of $1 million to com-
plete this project (other funding
may be available). Upon recom-
mendation by Chief Administra-
tor Butler, Commissioner Tray-
lor motioned to proceed with
the C.D.B.G. Grant application.
Commissioner McLemore sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
REJECT BID #0405-15 /
ELEVATOR UPGRADE P.S.J.
COURTHOUSE
Upon recommendation
by Chief Administrator Butler,
Commissioner Barnes mo-
tioned to reject bid #0405-15
for the elevator upgrade for the
Gulf County Courthouse (only
bidder was Mowrey Elevator
and they did not meet specifi-
cations). Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
WATER SYSTEM / NORTH
OF WEWAHITCHKA
Chief Administrator But-
ler discussed a letter from St.
John's Holdings, LLC (on page
34 of the information packet)
requesting an Area Water Ser-
vice Agreement with the Coun-
ty to supply water North of.
Wewahitchka (four miles from
the city limits). Commissioner
McLemore motioned to approve
this request. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion for
discussion and, after discus-
sion regarding the possibility
that other companies may want
to provide this service and the
process that must be followed
through the Public Service
Commission, the motion passed
unanimously.
WEWAHITCHKA CITY HALL
Chief Administrator But-
ler reported that the City of
Wewahitchka is applying for a
grant to restore Wewahitchka
City Hall, and has requested
a letter of support from the
County. Upon motion by Com-
missioner McLemore, second
by Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to submit the letter of
support.
S.C.O.P. GRANT / WILLIS
LANDING ROAD
Chief Administrator But-
ler reported that the County
was awarded a S.C.O.P. Grant
to re-surface and widen the Wil-
lis Landing Road, and stated
that he has received the project
proposal from the County en-
gineers. He reported that this
project will cost $1,609,253.00,
and the County's portion can
be paid through provision of
in-kind services. Upon recom-
mendation by Chief Adminis-
trator Butler, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to allow
the County engineers to pro-
ceed with the Willis Landing
Road Project. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
GULF COAST WORKFORCE
DEVELOPMENT BOARD
Upon discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler, Com-
missioner McLemore motioned


to submit a letter of support
to the Gulf Coast Workforce
Development Board regarding
the workforce program in Gulf
County. Commissioner Wil-
liams seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously.
AWARD BID #0405-16 A-E
/ VARIOUS ITEMS ROAD
DEPARTMENT
Upon recommendation
by Road Department Superin-
tendent Knee, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to award
bid #0405-16A to Louie Flow-
ers, in the amount of $216.00,
for purchase of a 1976 Ford
P500 tanker truck (#320-3)
from the Road Department.
Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
Upon recommendation
by Road Department Superin-
tendent Knee, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to award
bid #0405-16B to Mandy Ha-
thaway, in the amount of
$250.00, for purchase of a
8'x12' homemade trailer (#70-
208) on wheels from the Road
Department. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
Upon recommendation
by Road Department Superin-
tendent Knee, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to award
bid #0405-16C to Mandy Ha-
thaway, in the amountI of
$15.00, for purchase of a 1966
Murphy refrigerated trailer (s/n
71-1951) from the Road Depart-
ment. Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
Road Department Super-
intendent Knee reported that
no bids were received for bid
#0405-16D. Upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, sec-
ond by Commissioner Traylor,
and unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to do away with (first
come, first served) a Stanley
riding lawn mower (#75-92).
Road Department Super-
intendent Knee reported that
no bids were received for bid
#0405-16E. Upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, sec-
ond by Commissioner Traylor,
and unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to do away with (first
come, first served) a Stanley
riding lawn mower (#75-115).
Road Department Super-
intendent Knee stated that if
the awarded bidder decides not
to purchase the item, it will be
offered to the next highest bid-
der.
T.D.C. BUDGET
T.D.C. Director Pickett
reported that the Tourist Devel-
opment Council will set aside
1/6th of their budget for beach
renourishment (funds will roll-
over to next fiscal year). She
also reported that $30,000.00
is designated for special events.
TUPELO FESTIVAL /
WEWAHITCHKA
Sandra Chafin, of the
Gulf County Chamber of Com-
merce, appeared before the
Board to report that the Tupelo
Festival in Wewahitchka will be
held this month (May 20-21,
2005), and.invited the public to
attend.
BEACON HILL PROPERTY /
SCHWEIZER
John Schweizer, of Bea-
con Hill, appeared before the
Board to discuss his concerns
regarding his property at Bea-
con Hill (near the park's beach
access). He stated that he is
requesting a tax abatement on
this property. Chairman Pe-
ters stated that the Board will


address this issue later in the
meeting (during public discus-
sion time).
OVERSTREET / TRAFFIC
Commissioner Traylor
discussed his concerns regard-
ing 4-wheeler traffic under the
Overstreet Bridge, stating that
they have also destroyed Hardy
Street.
After discussion, Com-
missioner Traylor motioned
to allow the Road Department
to install weight limit signs on
Shell Road (due to heavy traffic
tearing it up). Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
GULF COUNTY SENIOR
CITIZENS / GRANT FUNDING
Commissioner Traylor
reported that The St. Joe Com-
pany had previously awarded
a $5,500.00 matching grant to
the Gulf County Senior Citizens
(every year), and they will no
longer provide this grant. He
requested that Clay Smallwood,
of The St. Joe Company,,review
this issue.
HEALTH CARE / SACRED HEART
Commissioner Traylor re-
ported that a proposal has been
requested from Sacred Heart re-
garding the new hospital project
in Gulf County, and the County
will have their response by
the next regular meeting (May
24th).
Commissioner 'Traylor
thanked Sacred Heart for the
Air Heart presentation that was
performed today (May 10th).
SPECIAL PROJECTS
PAYMENTS
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Barnes, second by Com-
missioner Traylor, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved
the following Special Projects
Payments.
Dist. II
W.C.F.D. Scholar-
ship Program
$100.00
H.V.F.D. Scholarship
Program
$100.00
B.F.D. Scholarship Pro-
gram $100.00
Dist. III
H.V.F.D. Scholarship Pro-
gram
$300.00
B.F.D. Scholarship Pro-
gram $300.00
Dist. V
W.C.F.D. Scholarship
Progarm $150.00
(End)
BEACON HILL PROPERTY /
SCHWEIZER
John Schweizer, of Bea-
con Hill, appeared before the
Board to discuss his request for
a tax abatement on his property
at Beacon Hill (utilized by the
public as beach access). Com-
missioner Williams discussed
pursuing the land swap/tax
relief options. Mr. Schweizer
stated that he is requesting tax
relief first (before swapping the
land). He discussed re-draw-
ing the property lines (County
would gain 200 feet). After
discussion, County Attorney
McFarland stated that the tax
abatement will have to be ap-
proved by the Value Adjustment
Board, and then the-Preperty
Appraiser can make the adjust-
ments. He recommended that
the Board agree to a land swap
,or land purchase. Mr. Sch-
weizer discussed the possibil-
ity of a lease agreement for the
use of this property. After fur-
ther discussion, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to make a
recommendation to the Value
Adjustment Board regarding a


tax abatement for Mr. Schweiz-
er's property located next to the
Beacon Hill Park beach access.
-Commissioner McLemore sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
GAME & FISH GRANT /
WHITE CITY PARK
Commissioner Williams
reported that the County could
apply for a Florida Fish and
Wildlife Grant to fund repair of
the bulkhead at the White City
Park. Chief Administrator But-
ler discussed the grant applica-
tion process, and stated that
he does not know the deadline
date. Upon motion by Com-
missioner Williams, second
by Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to allow Chief Adminis-
trator Butler proceed with this
grant application.
BEACHES SEWER PROJECT
Commissioner Williams
reported that the $2 million
grant for the Beaches Wastewa-
ter Expansion Project has been
approved by the Legislators,
but still needs approval by the
Governor. He stated that he will
keep the public up to date on
this issue.
BEACH ACCESS / HIGHLAND VIEW
Commissioner Williams
discussed the dredging near
the Highland View Bridge, and
reported that this area is used
for fishing. Upon motion by
Commissioner Williams, sec-
ond by Commissioner Barnes,
and unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to allow County Attorney
McFarland to contact the City of
Port St. Joe regarding allowing
beach -driving near the High-
land View Bridge.
TOWN HALL MEETING /
WHITE CITY
Commissioner Williams
reported that he. will hold a
Town Hall meeting at the White
City Fire Department on May
26th, and requested that a no-
tice be advertised in the news-
paper.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS /
BREATHING APPARATUSES
H.V.F.D.
After discussion and
upon motion by Commissioner
Williams, second by Commis-
sioner Barnes, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to ad-
vertise to receive sealed bids for
three (3) breathing apparatuses
for the Highland View Fire De-
partment (funds are available in
their budget).
DEPARTMENT HEAD
MEETING / BUDGET
Commissioner Williams
reported that a Department
Head Meeting was held last
Friday (May 6th) to discuss the
2005-06 Budget, stating that
the meeting went well.
SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
VOTING SYSTEM / SPECIAL
ELECTION
Chairman Peters dis-
cussed a letter received from
Supervisor of Elections Griffin
regarding the mandated up-
grade to the voting system. He
stated that the next scheduled
General Election will be in No-
vember, 2006, and the cost to
hold a special election would be
$12,000.00 to $15,000.00.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING /
GULF COUNTY
Marilyn Blackwell, of
Wewahitchka, appeared before
the Board to discuss the need
for affordable housing in Gulf
County. She discussed the
letter received from U.S.D.A.
requesting approval for an out-
of-county resident to apply for a
S.H.I.P. loan, stating that there


are many residents in Gulf
County that need this fund-
ing. Chairman Peters stated
that the Board agreed that non-
Gulf County residents cannot
apply for the S.H.I.P. Program.
Upon inquiry by Ms. -Blackwell,
Chairman Peters stated that
this request from U.S.D.A. will
not be approved.
CAPE PALMS PARK
Betty Weston, of Cape
San Blas, appeared before
the Board to report that Cape
Palms Park is in need of repairs
(road work, boardwalk railing,
weed-eating, etc.). Commis-
sioner Barnes reported that his
work crew is scheduled to work
at the park, but he will review
this matter further.
There being no further
business, and upon motion
by Commissioner Traylor, the
meeting did then adjourn at
6:51 p.m., E.D.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
MAY 10, 2005
PUBLIC HEARING
The Gulf County Board
of County Commissioners met
this date in special session with
the following members present:
Acting Chairman Carmen L.
McLemore, and Commissioners
Billy E. Traylor, Bill Williams,
and Jerry W. Barnes. missioner Nathan Peters, Jr.
entered the meeting at 5:35
p.m., E.D.T.>
Others present were:
Deputy Clerk Leanna Roberts,
Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Staff Assistant
Lynn Stephens, and Building
Official Brad Bailey.
Acting Chairman
McLemore called the meeting to
order at 5:32 p.m., E.D.T.
PUBLIC HEARING -
HONEYVILLE COMMUNITY
CENTER (U.S.D.A.)
Chief Administrator But-
ler discussed the grant appli-
cation process, land donation
from The St. Joe Company, and
the sale of the timber on the
proposed Honeyville Commu-
nity Center site. He reported
that the total project cost will be
approximately $1 million. Chief
Administrator Butler reported
that the County is applying for
a grant/loan from the U.S. De-
partment of Agriculture (Rural
Development), stating that the
community center would be the
same size as the E.O.C. Build-
ing and would also be used as
an emergency shelter. He also
stated that the County is ap-
plying for a F.R.D.A.P. Grant
for this project. Acting Chair-
man McLemore called for pub-
lic comment. Sue McGill, of
Honeyville, appeared before
the Board to inquire about the
size of the building. Chief Ad-
ministrator Butler stated that
the center would hold 200-250
people and would include a
kitchenss, restrooms, etc. Mrs.
McGill discussed the shelter
that is located in Bristol. After
further discussion, Chief Ad-
ministrator Butler discussed
using the facility as an evacu-
ation shelter during hurricane
season and other emergency
situations (flooding). He re-
ported that the center will be a
County-owned building (Com-
munity Center). Upon inquiry
by Acting Chairman McLemore,
Chief Administrator Butler re-
ported that the application has
been written and the Board will


be notified within six months
if the grant is awarded to the
County. entered the meeting at 5:35p.
m., E.D.T.> Upon discussion by
Mrs. McGill regarding the use of
the center, Commissioner Wil-
liams discussed using the facil-
ity for special needs (weddings,
social gatherings, etc.). Acting
Chairman McLemore called for
additional public comment,
There being no more public
comment, the public hearing
ended.
Upon motion by Com-
missioner Williams, second
by Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the meet-
ing did adjourn at 5:41 p.m.,
E.D.T.
CARMEN L. MCLEMORE
ACTING CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
MAY 17, 2005
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board
of County Commissioners met
this date in special session with
the following members present:
Acting Chairmpn Carmen L.
McLemore and Commissioners
Billy E. Traylor, Bill Williams
and Jerry W. Barnes. man Nathan Peters, Jr. was
absent>.
Others present were:
County Attorney Timothy Mc-
Farland, Clerk Becky Norris,
Executive Administrator/Dep-
uty Clerk Towan Kopinsky,
Deputy Clerk Kari Summers,
Chief Administrator Don But-
ler, Administrator Staff Assis-
tant Lynn Stephens, Building
Official Brad Bailey, Building
Inspector Lee Collinsworth, Hu-
man Resources Director Denise
Manuel, Maintenance Superin-
tendent Steve Mork, Planner
David Richardson, Assistant
Planner Andrew Rowell, Public
Works Director Gerald Shearer,
and Solid Waste Director Joe
Danford.
Acting Chairman
McLemore called the meeting to
order at 8:32 a.m., E.D.T.
SPECIAL PROJECTS
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Traylor, second by Com-
missioner Barnes, and unani-
mous (4-0) vote, the Board
approved the following Special
Projects payments: 0
Dist. 1 W.H.S.
Girls' Softball Team State Fi-
nals $250.00
P.S.J.H.S. Boys' Baseball
Team State Finals (Conting.)
$250.00
Dist. 2 W.H.S.
Girls' Softball Team State Fi-
nals $250.00
P.S.J.H.S. Boys' Baseball
Team State Finals (Conting.)
$250.00
Dist. 3 W.H.S.
Girls' Softball Team State Fi-
nals $250.00
P.S.J.H.S. Boys' Baseball
Team State Finals (Conting.)
$ 250.00
Dist. 5 W.H.S.
Girls' Softball Team State Fi-
nals $250.00
P.S.J.H.S. Boys' Baseball
Team State Finals (Conting.)
$250.00
Upon motion by Com-
missioner Williams, second
by Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous (4-0) vote, the
Board also approved the follow-
ing Special Projects payments:
Dist. 3 W.C.F.D. Schol-
arship Program $500.00
H.V.F.D. Scholarship
Program $200.00


h.F.D. :cholarsnip pro-
gram $200.00
rEndi
MOSQUITO SPRAYING
'' Acung Chcrmanr
McLemore discAssed the mos-
quito problem in District 1. He
stated he has two (2) sprayers
working seven (7) days per week
from dusk to dawn. He stated
the sprayers are doing a fine
job, but a schedule needs to
be developed to better fight the
mosquitos. Acting Chairman
McLemore also inquired about
the mosquito truck that was
broken down. Commissioner
Traylor discussed that, due to
the bee apiaries in District 1,
spraying cannot be done during
the day, but District 2 needs to
be sprayed during the evening
hours of 4:00 p.m. until dark.
Commissioner Barnes dis-
cussed that he has been direct-
ing calls he receives about mos-
quitos to the Mosquito Control
Department, so it can be logged
and reported to the State. Act-
ing Chairman McLemore in-
quired about the spray truck
that is down, and Solid Waste
Director Danford reported that
the electronics have been taken
out and sent to Clarke Mosquito
Control for repair. Solid Waste
Director Danford stated that
he has not received a report on
the bee killing that occurred in
District 1, so there is no report
that the mosquito spray killed
the bees. He also stated that
the bee keepers are required
to notify Mosquito Control of
where their bees were kept.
Solid Waste Director Danford
further stated that mosquitoes
should be sprayed when they
are flying. Acting Chairman
McLemore discussed the impor-
tance of the tupelo industry to
Wewahitchka, and the need to
protect the bees. Upon inquiry,
Solid Waste Director Dan-
ford reported that the "swamp
buggy" will be used. Acting
Chairman McLemore also dis-
cussed that the budget can be
adjusted if needed to fund ex-
tra spraying. Solid Waste Di-
rector Danford discussed that
the complaints must be logged
and registered at the Mosquito
Control Department for State
reporting purposes. Commis-
sioner Williams discussed .the
need for a pamphlet to hand
out to the public, and also in-
quired about the investigative
report on the bee killing. He re-
quested that Acting Chairman
McLemore have Chief Adminis-
trator Butler contact the State
for a copy of the report. After
further discussion by Com-
missioner Traylor regarding
pamphlets that can be distrib-
uted to the public, Solid Waste
Director Danford stated that
he may be able to obtain them
from the University of Florida.
Upon recommendation by Chief
Administrator Butler, the Board
agreed for Solid Waste Director
Danford to attend the town hall
meetings (held in each district)
to notify the public about mos-
quito spraying. Commissioner
Williams requested that Solid
Waste Director Danford attend
the White City town hall meet-
ing he will hold on Thursday,
May 26th at 6:00 p.m., E.T.
There being no further
business, and upon motion by
Commissioner Barnes, second
by Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous (4-0) vote, the
meeting did then adjourn at
9:05 a.m., E.D.T.
CARMEN L. MCLEMORE
ATTEST:


CLeRt
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
MAY 24, 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, and Commission-
ers Billy E. Traylor and Bill
Williams (entered the meeting
at 6:07 p.m.). Jerry W. Barnes was absent>.
Others present were:
County Attorney Timothy Mc-
Farland, Executive Adminis-
trator/Deputy Clerk Towan
Kopinsky, Deputy Clerk Kari
Summers, Chief Administra-
tor Don Butler, Administrator
Staff Assistant Lynn Stephens,
Emergency Management Direc-
tor R. Larry Wells, Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, E.M.S. Direc-
tor Shane McGuffin, Mainte-
nance Superintendent Steve
Mork, Planner David Richard-
son, Assistant Planner Andrew
Rowell, Public Works Director
Gerald Shearer, Road Depart-
ment Superintendent Bobby
Knee, Solid Waste Director Joe
Danford, T.D.C. Director Paula
Pickett, Veterans' Service Of-
ficer Bo Williams, and Sheriffs
Office Major Joe Nugent.
Major Nugent called the
meeting to order at 6:01 p.m.,
E.D.T.
Emergency Management
Director Wells opened the meet-
ing with prayer, and Major Nu-
gent led the Pledge of Allegiance
to the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to approve the fol-
lowing Consent Agenda items.
Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously (3-0).
1) Minutes May 10,
2005 Public Hearing
May 10, 2005 Regular
Meeting
May 17, 2005 Special
Meeting
2) Bid Advertisement
- Manhole Covers Nautilus
Drive
3) BudgetAmendment
#8 General Fund (Courthouse
Maint. $14,746.00 /Law
Enforcement $29,115.00); as
follows:
Amend the FY2004-05
Budget for Panic Buttons (ap-
proved 3/29/05), Generator
Switch (approved 4/12/05),
and Sheriffs Flood Overtime
(approved 4/12/05).
Budget Amendment
#8
General Fund
Courthouse Mainte-
nance:
26019-46100 Repair/
Maint:Bldgs&Grnds
Original/Current Budget
$32,500
Increase
$2,850
Decrease
Decrease
$0
Amended Budget
$35,350
26019-46200 Repair/
Maint:Equipment
Original/Current Budget
$10,000
Increase
$11,896
Decrease
$0
Amended Budget
$21,896
To Be Continued ...


NOTICE OF PROPOSED




TAX INCREASE








The Gulf County School Board will soon consider a


measure to increase its property tax levy.





Last year's property tax levy


A. Initially proposed tax levy............$11,570,199


B. Less tax reductions due to Value


Adjustment Board and other assessment


charges........................... $34,117


C. Actual property tax levy.............. $11,536,082


This year's proposed tax levy .......... $12,446,408





A portion of the tax levy is required under state law


in order for the school board to receive $2,951,210 in


state education grants.The required portion has in-


creased by .74 percent, and represents approximately


seven tenths of the total proposed taxes.





The remainder of the taxes is proposed solely at the


discretion of the school board.





All concerned citizens are invited to a public hear-


ing on the tax increase to be held on August 1, 2005


at 5:15 p.m. at the Gulf County School Board, 150


Middle School Road, Port St. Joe, Florida.





A DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the


budget will be made at this hearing.


NOTICE OF TAX FOR SCHOOL


CAPITAL OUTLAY

The Gulf County School Board will soon consider a measure to im-

pose a .580 mill property tax for capital outlay projects listed herein.


This tax is in addition to the school board's proposed tax of 4.080

mills for operating expenses and is proposed solely at the discretion of

the school board.


THE PROPOSED COMBINED SCHOOL BOARD TAX INCREASE FOR

BOTH OPERATING EXPENSES AND CAPITAL OUTLAY IS SHOWN

IN THE ADJACENT NOTICE.


The capital outlay tax will generate approximately $1,471,668.00 to

be used for the following projects:


CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING

Wewahitchka High School

Wewahitchka Middle School


MAINTENANCE, RENOVATION, AND REPAIR a

District Office ,_

Flooring

HVAC Systems

Lighting

Paving

Port St. Joe Elementary

Port St. Joe Middle School

Port St. Joe High School

Wewahitchka Elementary

Wewahitchka High School

Wewahitchka Middle School


MOTOR VEHICLE PURCHASES

Purchase of One (1) School Bus

Purchase of Six (6) Vehicles


NEW AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT

School Furniture and Equipment

Data Processing Equipment and Software

HVAC Systems ,-

Communications Equipment


PAYMENT FOR RENTING AND LEASING EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES

AND SITES

One (1) Year Rent of Portable Classroom


All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to be held on

August 1, 2005 at 5:15 p.m. at the Gulf County School Board meeting

room, 150 Middle School Road, Port St. Joe, Florida.


A DECISION on the proposed CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES. wil be made at

this hearing.


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BUDGET SUMMARY


THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF GULF COUNTY DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD
ARE 3.0 PERCENT MORE THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES


PROPOSED
Local Effort
Discretionary


MILLAGE LEVY:
3.487
0.510


FISCAL YEAR 2005- 2006


Supplemental Discretionary
Capital Outlay


0.083
0.580


TOTAL MILLAGE:


CAPITAL TOTAL ALL
ESTIMATED REVENUES: GENERAL FUND SPECIAL REVENUE DEBT SERVICE PROJECTS FUNDS
Federal Sources 95,000.00 1,468,404.00 1,563,404.,00
State Sources 3,445,376.00 12,600.00 71,750.00 543,015.00 4,072,741.00
Local Sources 10,692,421.00 370,650.00 25,000.00 2,080,693.00 13,168,764.00
TOTAL SOURCES 14,232,797.00 1,851,654.00 96,750.00 2,623,708.00 18,804,909.00
Transfers In 499,155.00 600,000.00 1,099,155.00
Fund Balance (July 1, 2005) 507,660.77 24,853.43 962,593.29 1,337,868.40 2,832,975.89
TOTAL REVENUES & BALANCES 15,239,612.77 1,876,507.43 1,659,343.29 3,961,576.40 22,737,039.,89

EXPENDITURES
Instruction 8,563,002.90 741,244.04 9;304,246.94
Pupil Personnel Service 499,095.00 130,282.32 629,377.32
Instruction Media Service 326,442.50 862.68 327,305.18
Instructional & Curriculum 90,371.00 114,560.00 204,931.00
Instructional Staff Training 199,640.18 64,115.00 263,755.18
Instruction Related Technology 141,600.00 141-60000
Board of Education 178,550.00 178,550.00
General Administration 450,119.00 33,734.96 -483,853.96
School Administration 1,124,314.00 1,124,314.00
Facilities Acquisition & Construction 2,547,274.75 2,547,274.75
Fiscal Service 214,211.00 214,211.00
Food Service 732,970.00 732,970.00
Central Service 139,154.00 139,154.00
Pupil Transportation Service 834,412.00 27,605.00 862,017.00
Operation of Plant 1,345,523.00 1,000.00 1,346,523,00
Maintenance of Plant 647,931.00 647,931,00
Community Service 0.00
Debt Services 321,365.00 321,365.00
TOTAL EXPENDITURES 14,754,365.58 1,846,374.00 321,365.00 2,547,274.75 19,469,379.33
Transfers Out 1,099,155.00 1,099,1556'00-
Fund Balance (June 30, 2006) 485,247.19 30,133.43 1,337,978.29 315,146.65 2,168,505.56
Total Expenditures, Transfers & Balances 15,239,612.77 1,876,507.43 1,659,343.29 3,961,576.40 22,737,039.89


THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED AND/OR flNAL BUDGETS ARE
AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD.


TAXING


SCHOOL BOARD OF GULF COUNTY

HISTORICAL SUMMARY OF FINANCIAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC DATA

(TEN-YEAR SUMMARY 1994-95,1999-00, 2004-05)


Total Revenue,


Operating Revenue


reueraj., State, eand Local Xotal C ent Operating Revenue
20,000,000 18,833,483 15,877,421 14,304,302
15000000 13,934,352 12,204,689 12,122,376
15,UUUUW 12,204,689
10,000,000 10,000,000 -
5,000,000 5,000,000 -
o -*ii--^~~---+ i '
1994-95 1999-00 2004-05 9 -
1994-95 1999-00 2004-05
Fixed Capital Projects Debt Service
Total Revenue for rixed Capital outlay Total Revenue for Debt Service


3,250,000 -
2,750,000 -
2,250,000 -
1,750,000 -
1,250,000 -
750,000 -
250,000


2,872,152


1994-95 1999-00 2004-05


Number of students
Wotal Unwei hted WWE stud t


3,000 -
2,288 2,257 2,140
2,000 -

1,000


1994-95 1999-00 2004-05
Number of Employees
Total Number of Employees

300 .285 274
/
200-

100-


1994-95 1999-00 2004-05


Revenue per Student
Operating Revenue divided by Unweighted FTE Students
8,000 7,035
7,000 6,684
6,000 5,298
5,000 I
4,000 -
3,000 -
2,000-
1,000-
0 ,
1994-95 1999-00 2004-05
Teaching Personnel
Total Number of Instructional Personnel
300 -

196
200 177 180

100 -


1994-95 1999-00 2004-05


Total current operating revenues have been reduced by Workforce Development funds in
the amount of $208,792 in order to provide comparability in the calculation of current
operating revenue per UFTE. This adjustment is necessary due to the exclusion of adult
programs from UFTE beginning in 1998-99.


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Correctional Officer Courses at GCCC


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


The Criminal Justice
Training Academy of Gulf
Coast Community College will
offer a full-time Correctional


Port St. Joe Middle School
'will have an orientation for all
sixth graders, and parents,
as well as all new seventh
and eighth grade students
and parents. The orientation
will be Thursday, .August 4
at 9:00 a.m. Students and
parents should report to the
commons area at the school.
The orientation will give
students andparentsachance
to meet their teachers, walk
through their schedules, and
have questions and concerns
answered.


Officer Basic Standards
course at the North Bay
Center in Southport,
beginning Thursday, August


Students who attended
Port St. Joe Middle School
last year will get, their
schedule on the first day of
school, August 5.
The faculty and staff at
Port St. Joe Middle School
look forward to meeting
our new middle schoolers
on August 4, and seeing all
students on Friday, August 5
at 7:55 am. If you have any
questions concerning this
orientation, call Cindy Belin
at 227-3211.


11,2005.
The course will meet five
days a week, eight hours a day
through November. A part-
time option is also available,
five mornings a week, four
hours per morning, for those
who find a part-time schedule
necessary. Scholarships are
available for those who meet
eligibility requirements.
Correctional Officer Basic
Standards is required in order
to be eligible for the'Florida
Certification Examination
for 'Correctional Officers.
The current annual starting
salary for correctional officers
is $29,612, plus competitive
benefits. I
Entry into Correctional
Officer Basic Standards
requires basic ability testing
and advance application.
For additional information,
call Lorne Brooks or Jackie
Vaughn at the North Bay
Center at (850) 747-3233,
Monday through Friday, from
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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Summer Splash Camp Participated in Boat Safety Week


By Rachel Bixler
Anchors Away, boys
and girls! Most kids like
to ride on catamarans
and speedboats, but there
are many dangers out
on the' open waters. On
Tuesday, July 19, 2005,
the Summer Splash
Camp participated in Boat
Safety Week. Mr. and Mrs.
Cook from the United
States Coast Guard
Auxiliary came to Port
St. Joe Elementary to
give their presentation
about boat safety. They
taught the children
about the importance of
wearing a life jacket in
open water. Mr. and
Mrs. Cook also stressed
that the color and fit of


the life jacket was also
very important. Blue life
jackets blend in with
the water. Bright yellow
and orange life jackets
can be easily spotted
from a distance. The
kids also learned the
importance of knowing
what danger buoys mean.
The teachers gave the
students a book that they
could use to remember
everything that they
learned in' class. The
book included different
knots to tie the anchor
down. The children
also learned about the
importance of keeping the
boat balanced. The students
especially enjoyed when
they got to try on life


jackets to make sure that they
fitproperly. Thechildrenreally
enjoyed learning about
boating safety.
The Summer Splashy
Camp would like to thank.
the Norris D. Langston'
Youth Scholarship'
Foundation, a 21st Century
Community Learning Center,'
and the Gulf County
School Board Office for
their support of this
summer program. Also the-:
Norris D. Langston Youth
Scholarship Foundation will
again be providing an after-
school enrichment program,
beginning September 19. For,
more information, please call.r
the Norris D. Langston Youth'
Scholarship Foundation at
227-2016.


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treatment of students. The
provisions of this act are in
compliance with all Federal
regulations. Specifically, the
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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.


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Act states: "No person in this
state shall, on the basis of
race, ethnicity, nationalorigin,
gender, disability, or marital
status, be excluded from
participation in, be denied the
benefits of, or be subjected
to discrimination under
any. public K-20 education
program or activity, or in
any employment condition
or practices, conducted
by a public educational
institution that receives
or benefits from federal or
state financial assistance."
(Section 1000.05, F.S.).
Any violations of the
provision of the Act should
be repoffted 'to: Bill Carr,


Assistant Superintendent,,
Gulf County School Board,,
150 Middle School Road,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456,;1
Telephone (850) 229-8256 or;i
(850) 639-2871.
The School Board has<
adopted agrievanceprocedure
to resolve complaints of
discrimination. A copy of
this procedure is available inr,.
.each school office, and in the-'
Office of the Superintendent
of Schools, which is located
at 150 Middle School Road,"
Port St. Joe, FL. Members"
of the employee bargaining.:
unit may use the contract-o
grievance procedure referring
to Article VIII, Section 2.


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Thursday, July 28, 2005 13B


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,
Floridi,. 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
representativesand the per-
sonal representatives' attorney
are set forth below.
A4 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 claims or demands 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 fqRTH 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, FLI 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,
A..I,:r, : n-, 35080
-', j: .i jl, 2! j 28, 2005
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT .
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,


IN AND FUK 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-
resentative 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. O. Box 568
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 PUBLIC
HEARING
The city of Wewahitchka Board
of Commissioners will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING AND FINAL.
READING' OF ORDINANCE
NO. 2005-1013L on Monday,
August 08, 2005 at 6:45 PM


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UST to consider adoption of
an ordinance with the follow-
ing title:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE
BOARD OF THE CITY
COMMISSIONERS OF
WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA
AMENDING THE ADOPTED
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF
WEVAHITCHKA, FLORIDA,
DATED JUNE 12, 1990,
AS AMENDED, WHICH
CONTROLS FUTURE
LAND USE, GUIDES
PUBLIC FACILITIES, AND
PROTECTS NATURAL
RESOURCESPURSUANTTO
THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT
COMPREHENSIVE
PLANNING AND LAND
-DEVELOPMENT
REGULATION ACT
(CHAPTER 163, PART II,
FLORIDA STATUTES);
PROVIDING FOR
REVISIONS TO THE
FUTURE LAND USE MAP,
PROVIDING FOR 'A COPY'
ON FILE, PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABILITY;
AND PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
The Ordinance No. 2005-1013L
in its entirety may be inspected
at the Office of the City Clerk
during regular business hours,
8 am 4 pm CST, Mon-Fri. All
interested parties may appear
at the meeting to be heard
with respect to this proposed
Ordinance.
Gwendolyn T. Exley
City Clerk.'
Publish July 28, & August 4,
2005
IN THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY.
In Re: The Adoption of
SIERRA DANIELLE ROLLISON
and
.LYNDSAY ANNE ROLLISON
CASE NO. 04-337
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Gary Rollison
Address Unknown,
YOU ARE HEREBY
NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if
any, to this action on DAVID
C. GASKIN, ESQ., Petitioner's
attorney, whose address is Post
Office Box 185, Wewahitchka,
Florida 32465, on or before
the 27th day of July, 2005,
and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before
service on petitioner's attorney
or immediately thereafter; oth-
erwise a default will be entered
against you for, the relief
demanded in the petition.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this court on the 16th
day of July, 2005.
Rebecca L. Norris
Clerk of Circuit Court
/s/ Rebecca Norris
Publish July 28 ,& August 4,
2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that William H. Linton Jr. the
holder of the following Tax
Certificate, has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The certificate
number.and year of issuance,
the description of the property,
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
Certificate No 156
Application No 2005-4
Year of Issuance: 2003
R.E. No. 1263-010R
Description of Property:
Lot. 4 of Block 2, Unit 1,
IDLEWOOD Subdivision
according to the official plat
on file in the office of the
Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf
County, Florida, in Plat Book
2, page 15, Public Records
of Gulf County, Florida. ORB
181/788 FR LINTON ESTATE
MAP #91A
Name in which assessed: Jernyl
H. Linton. All of said prop-
erty being in the .Gulf County,
State of Florida. Unless such
certificate shall be redeemed
according to law, the property
described in such certificate
will be sold to the highest bid-
der in the front Lobby of the
Gulf County- Courthouse at
11:00, A.M., E.D.T. Wednesday,
the 24th day of August,'2005.


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opportunity to express to you just how much we appreciate your assistance in finding the perfect home for out
family. From our initial meeting until closing and the actual move in, you have been more'than helpful and
available. We prayed for a realtor who would be attentive to our needs and not pushy or forceful. To say the
least, you were an answer to our prayers! In your search for our home, you stayed within our budget and met
our requested desires. What we appreciated most about you was your desire for us to fall in love with the area
by exposing us to the many attributes of the area. Your warm, easy-going, gentle and friendly manner made a
tough move for our family a very easy transition. Thank you for going the extra mile to find a dream home for
our family in such a short amount of time!


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Dated this 14th day of July,
2005.
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA
/s/Donna J. Burkett
Deputy Clerk
Ad# 2005-052'
Publish July 28, August 4, 11,
& 18, 2005.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that William H. Linton Jr. the
holder of the following Tax
Certificate, has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance,
the description of the property,
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. i55
Application No. 2005-5
Year of Issuance: 2003
R.E. No. 1263-OOOR
Description of Property:
Lot 5 of Block 2, Unit 1,
IDLEWOOD Subdivision
according to the official plat
on file in the office of the
Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf
County, Florida, in Plat Book
2, page 15, Public Records
of Gulf County, Florida. ORB
181/792 FR LINTON ESTATE
MAP #91A
Name in which assessed:
Terry Linton. All of said prop-
erty being in the Gulf County,
State, of Florida. Unless such
certificate shall be redeemed
according to law, the property
described in such certificate
will be sold to the highest bid-
der, in the front'Lobby of the
Gulf County Courthouse at
11:00, A.M., E:D.T. Wednesday,
the 24th day of s';....rr 2005.
Dated this 14th j.J., .:t July,
2005.
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA
/s/Donna J. Burkett
Deputy Clerk
Ad# 2005-053
Publish July 28, August 4, 11,
& 18, 2005.
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Port St. Joe Port
Authority will hold a meeting
on Monday, AUGUST 8, 2005,
at 5:00 p.m., E.D.T., at the Gulf
County Public Library Meeting
Room, 110 Library Drive, Port
St. Joe, Florida. All who wish
may attend and be heard.
If any' person decides to
appeal any decision made with
respect to any matter consid-
ered at the meeting, he or she
will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and, for such pur-
pose, he or she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record


of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
Publish July 27, 2005
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 05-53 PR
IN PROBATE
IN RE: The Estate of
DONALD RICHARD
WERBACHER,
deceased.
/
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:
The administration of the
estate of DONALD RICHARD
WERBACHER, deceased, File
Number 05-53 PR 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 apd 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


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hiding quality early care or229-6525. St. George Island, ord. Some labor, pick- 239-4959. www.
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and a willingness to further has immediate openings Needed (850)229-2706
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227-8225 850-229-7129 f ax will coordowing compa- ENERGETIC office person Buyrm has immedi T empurpedicum deposit required. Call Kim construction townhouse Ready to fish, $1800850-
PAINTED LADIES is seeking enthusiastic and ny. Must have meetings, systemsable do va ust havBlue Apply In person at 850-229-7799 or Amber 2br, 2b, pool, $599,900. 639-2833/74 CAL CRUISING770-856-72 35,
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Full or part time mechanic, er 1/2 e off Hwy tobea BOAT Center Console,
GOLDEN RULE PET SIT- We offer competitive rhea.goff Front Desk experience necessary, sa- EXCELLENT Condition. Available with h, 4-stroke Suzuki
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7 years. Call Diana or Dan Port St Joe, F 32456 residential production communication skills A Newly Opened Gulf San Bias 259-8509.
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227-8225 -850-229-7129 fax will coordinate and computers and office Mapping Firm has immedi- Tempur-pedic Beds America's Mini Garrison Ave. Charming 2-
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files, type correspond- be a fast leader with as follows: 00e port, storage building refrigerator, microwave,
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on related administra- endsA Operators Finish storage available. (800)239-4959. 596-3487.
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tins: veJoerbal and written are St. George island time employment with ex- Office and warehouse sr- penfirplan, F 10 ceil Autom ve
everyrequired.Knowledge of EE cellet pay. Relocation as- age. n St. Joe commerce s, Italian tile throughout
A Sales the construction fieldth Weis offerqual Oppty Employer stance available. Pleasepark located on ndustrial except carpeted BR's.
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We offer great pay & Full time. Strong organiza- or 'call 850-832-3633 or space consists of an office, tub, too many extras ho-list. RF ratol
benefit package. onal skills. Quckbooks850 639-6199 to schedule A bath, storage closet and tub tmnero7s 9 Travel
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Adobe Photoshop. The right person should come with a positive and dental insurance,employee stock pur- Deal on PLUS REPAIRS quietgated subdiision CAINO, V8, good ru
outlook and a team playing attitude, chase, vacation, life and LTD Insurance, SPA) w/warranty. Never close to schools and new ning condition, $1500 flr
uniforms and per diem. used, seats 5 w/lounger, NOW AVAILABLE hospital location. $154K. 229-6994.
Star Publications offers medical, dental and vision insurance, 401K, Affordable-$1995. 850- Climate Control OT# 47 91'wide x 123'
company pension plan, success sharing, paid holiday and sick leave, 648-1088 or 628-685w C Joe deep, Vacant lot in quiet I '1
and paid vacation. aad amas 4 /946" WASHER, $50; Round Rent-All, Inc. schools and new hoDODGE '87
Please send resume to: Glass Patio Table, $20;
Please send resume to: We are now hiring Htachi Bread Machine, 706 First Street location. $128,900. RAM pickup i
Krichelle Halualani like new, $25; Dishwasher, -7-9444 Fixer Upper or Parts, $80
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Fax 229.6041

RadioShack
Authorized Sald (ent


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

Steve Brant's

ROOFING
LICENSED & INSURED
LIC. #RC0050321
Por St. Joe Call

229-6326


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Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 20 Plus Years
1 Call Does It All For Your
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
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850-229-8416
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Drywall, Painting, Carpentry &

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Office (850) 647-1698
Cell (850) 227-4248


AMERICA'S MINI STORAGE
& OFFICE COMPLEX
I Climate Controlled Mini Storage
RV & Boat Storage
Equipment & Yard Storage
SRetail Space Available -- Will Build To Suit


Contractors
Offices &
Storage Units
$550 per mo.
Gated & Secured
24 Hour Access
Security Code Entry
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* Bl Eslate (WDO) Repots ConstrcUtion Sies
Speciolizing in Vocation Reital Properties
] FAMILY OWNED
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"Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates
Do-lt-Yourself Pest Control Products


TLC Lawn Service
"Every yard needs a little TLC"

Free Esrimates 229643 Established 1991
Mowing sprinkler Systems
Trimming, Fertilizing Installed & Repaired

RESIDENTIAL 827-2339
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Home Repair &
Renovation
Vinyl Siding Doors Windows
Wood Flooring & Trim Painting, etc.
All But 6, LLC Licensed/Insured
Charlie Poliski
850-545-1126 or 670-8532 TFN



5 5 STAR
PAINT & COLLISION CENTRE'
MATTHEW SCOGGINS
2 Owner

(850) 229-STAR

FAX# (850) 227-9898 770 Hwy. 98
MV#41279 Port St. Joe, FL 32456


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New
Construction or
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Phone/Fax
(850)227-7107
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State Licehsed Building Contractor
RB 29003351 Additions
Remodeling
Storm Repair

Bruce R. Allen
P.O. Box 1171
Port St. Joe, FL 32457 340-0674 (Cell)
allenco@gtcom.net FAX: (850) 229-1544


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Specializing in Commercial and Residential
CARPET CLEANING
CERAMIC TILE & GROUT
UPHOLSTERY CLEANING
EMERGENCY WATER EXTRACTION
RV'S CARS TRUCKS VANS
LOCALLY OWNED and OPERATED BY
Mike Mock
11CRC Certified Cleaning Specialist
Licensed and Insured
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Office: 850-229-8014
Home: 850-229-8030
Cell: 850-258-4691


St. Joe Commerce Park 141 Commerce Drive Port St. Joe, FL 32456
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Rod & Reel Repair
Bluewater Outriggers
Port City Shopping Center
229-1100

Tony Poloronis & Sons, Inc
State Certified Electrician ESI2000204
& Finish Carpentry RGo006883
229-6751 Office 227-5666 Cell
Serving area since 1975

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NURSERY & SUPPLY
706 FIRST STREET* PORT ST JOE
S227-2112
St. Joe Rent-Al"'





Screen Rooms *Carports

Aluminum Railing Florida Rooms

Pool Enclosures

227-3628
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LICENSED & INSURED $300,000




58 ft. Bucket Truck &. &Chipper
STree & ULinb removal, Etc.
Call John @ (850) 670-8432 or 335-0580


850 229 8651 MOBILE 850 227 8024

NATIONAL SHUTTERS, INC

Show Room Located at St. Joe Airport

Buy Direct From

Manufacturer And Save
*Rolling Shutters
*Clear Panels
*Bahama Accordion Shutters





FREE ESTIMATES CALL
fC 850-227-3492
Toll Free 1-888-300-9245

Roofing
Painting
Carports
JO- 'Remodeling
-Additions
J Ceramic Tile
FnflDecks

Jerry Jones, Owner


HaNrdood Flooring
Decorative Flooring 850-229-7720 offers profes-
sional services for anyone who wants their floor
completed properly and with pride.
Exotic and Domestic wood Flooring
Inlays- Borders and Medallions
Installation Sanding and Refinishing Repair Custom
National Award winner for best floor in Nation
Largest showroom in the State of Florida
Licensed Insured References
Unmatched Quality and Value for your money
www.decorativeflooring.com






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NO JOB TOO BIG
Serving the Indian Pass Area'
850-670-5478
cell: 850-899-3206

MARY KAy'
( \ Betty Jean Godwin
) Independent Beauty Consultant
S 1021 McClellan Ave
A-.JB J Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850)229-6437
bgodwin@gtcom.net
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Highway 98 HighlaM View Port St. Joe 85022.7241 Fax
229405

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STEAM CLEANING & RESTORATION SERVICE
Fencing rt all kinds), Home an Repairs, andTrim, etc.
mediation Free Estimates

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Including Consulting Assignments Marker Analysis
Feasibility Studies Finances Investments
Eminent Domain Estates Tax Purposes
850-639-4200
Fax 850-639-9756
Serving 6 .l I..,,,/l ..l,. ( ,. i., 1', ,
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CUSTOM PAVER INSTALLATION
Driveways Patios Walkways
Complete Landscaping and Irrigation
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Call 227-5357



Landscaping & Irrigation LLC


,,Established 1937 Servinq Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years


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CLASSIFIED ADS






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The Gulf County Chamber of Commerce

would like to take this opportunity to say



Thank You


to our Spectacular Independence on the Coast Sponsors!


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Platinum The St. Joe Company
Gold Century21/Gulf Coast Realty
Diamond The City of Port St. Joe
Gulf County Tourist Development Council


Silver-
Arizona Chemical
Bayside Savings Bank
Beacon Villa Retirement Center
Bluewater Outriggers
Decorative Flooring
Duren's Piggly Wiggly
Mosaic Capital Partners

Friends


Boyer Signs & Logo designs
Wood's Fisheries
Bayside Lumber
The Appliance Solution
STAR Publications
Tapper Foundation


St. Joe ACE Hardware
Sunset Coastal Grill
Bette & Jerry Mottet
Coastal Landscape & Design
The Pirates of St. Joseph Bay
Harry Lee Smith


Special Thanks to these individuals for devoting their time & energy
into making this year's event the best ever!

Chairman Jim Garth
Sandy Bish, Sonny Chafin, Hiram Nix, Natalie Shoaf, Tanya Nixon, Rev. Dan Rhodes,
Scott Lamberson, Benny Roberts, Chief James Hersey, Lee Vincent, John Grantland,
Jimmy Griffin, Jimmy Rogers, John Ford, Jodi Perez, Patti Blaylock, Cody Rowlett,
Bouinrgton Trio, Long Ave. Baptist Choir, First United Methodist Praise Band,
Power House Band, First Baptist Church Celebration Choir, Forgiven Five,
Oyster Radio & Billy Denton, The Coast radio & Chuck Bear,
Family Life Church & Rev. Andrew Rutherford, Kiwanis Club & Pauline Pendarvis,
Linda Griffin, Mitch Burke, Mike Leonard, PSJ Police Dept. PSJ Fire Dept.,
Rachel Browning, Krichelle Halualani, Debbie Hooper, Betty Baker,
Dennis Pollyniak, Amy Sauers, Jonathan Mardones, Gloria Thompson,
Beach to Bay Interiors, N-Style Beauty Salon


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


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