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The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: August 4, 2005
Frequency: weekly
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Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
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County Whittles Preliminary Budget

H of Mill Reduction Represents 41 percent tax incree
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By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
County commissioners massaged their
tentative budget 'numbers and department
requests during two .workshops last week
and achieved two goals established from the
outset of their work.
Board of County Commissioners chair-
man Nathan Peters, Jr., said he hoped to
trim at least $1.24 million from the budget
requests received from department heads,
while Commissioner Bill Williams said the
commissioners needed to cut the proposed
millage rate by at least a half mill.
Commissioners accomplished both,
though judging by the monthly meeting of
the county Economic Development Council,
they didn't quite reach down far enough in
trimming the budget and easing taxpayer
The county's preliminary 2005-06 bud-
get will be based on an overall millage rate of
5.7630, a reduction of .5116 mills from last
year's 6.2646.
That represents a tax increase of 41
percent, which means that over the past two
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years taxpayers have seen their county tax
bill, on average, rise by roughly 70 percent,
as wds noted during the EDC meeting.
A mill equals $1 for every $1,000 of
appraised taxable property value. This year
each mill is equal to $2.668 million.
Millage rates must be set by Aug. 4 and
forwarded to the county Property Appraiser
in order to prepare TRIM notices. At this
point, the village rate can not be raised,
though until the budget is finalized it can be
The overall size of the county budget will
rise as currently proposed from $10.8 million
to $15.3 million, an increase of more than
$4.5 million.
That was nearly $3 million under the
tentative budget crafted from department
requests and more than a full mill under that
tentative budget, also based on department
The first public hearing on the pre-
liminary 2005-06 budget will be held at 5:15
p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6. The budget is not
finalized until later that month.
"I thought it was the best budget we've

put together since I've been there," said
Commissioner Billy Traylor, noting this
was his 16m annual budget cycle. "I really
thought overall it was a good budget. I
thought the board, particularly on the sec-
ond day, had the best, most constructive day
I've been involved with."
One of the major driving forces behind
the workshops was a desire to bolster the
county's reserve or "rainy day" fund. Traylor
said the county was, in essence, playing
poker, hoping that something unforeseen did
not happen as its reserve funds all but disap-
peared since 1998.
Over the past 10 years the county has
maintained a $230,000 cash carry forward
from fiscal year to the next, a fund separate
from the reserve pool. That $230,000, county
staff noted, would hardly be sufficient in the
case of a natural disaster or similar unfore-
seen event.
Therefore, commissioners decided to put
$2 million into reserve and to require a super-
majority vote to dip into those reserves.
"We have never done that," Traylor said.
"It was a good business move. Some people
might say we put too much in there, but

Health Dept. Calls West Nile Case "Hearsay," Awaits Confirmation

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
As 'of Tuesday afternoon, Gulf County
Health Department director Doug Kent had
received no confirmation of a West Nile virus
case in Gulf County.
Responding to reports that a person in
North Gulf County had been infected with
the virus, Kent said, "Everything on this is
going off r of hearsay."

According to Kent,
the Health Department usu-
ally receives a suspected case
summary from the hospital
where a symptomatic per-
son has been
The hospi- tal conducts
a serum of the patient, and then
sends the serum to the state Department of
Health laboratory in Jacksonville. A serum
conversion is typically completed within
seven to 10 days.
Kent said he had received word that the
serum was sent to Jacksonville, but is still
awaiting the state's findings.
The West Nile virus is transmitted to
humans and horses through mosquito bites.
Mosquitoes acquire the virus from the blood
of infected birds.
Many people infected with the West Nile
virus do not exhibit any symptoms, or suffer
minor flu-like symptoms.
Individuals with weakened immune sys-
tems have a greater risk of developing serious
symptoms, including meningitis (inflamma-
tion of the brain and spinal cord), encepha-
litis (inflammation of the brain) and acute
flaccid paralysis (a polio-like condition).

"We forget we live in a tropical area
where this will occur every year," noted Kent,
who urged residents to take preventative
measures to lessen the risk of contracting
the virus.
Kent advised residents to reduce mos-
quito breeding sites by keeping their grass
cut, bushes trimmed and empty-

sites such as plas-
__ -j 'tic wading pools.
SGulf County
Mosquito Control
has stepped up its

ule to provide
'residents some
'f 'Mosquito
I Control
director Joe
s a i d his department
has bor- rowed an additional
sprayer from Panama City's Dog
Fly Control and a landfill truck from
the North end of the county.
j' Because of the large, number of
mosquitoes in the area, the department'
will spray each of the county's four geo-
graphic segments every night.
A second nighttime aerial spray mission
on the south end of the county was com-
pleted last week.
No plans are in the works for an aerial
spray mission on the North end.
Danford noted that North Gulf County
can not receive an aerial flyover because the
majority of the area's mosquitoes are daytime
Regulations prohibit Dibrom, the pesti-
cide of choice for aerial missions, from being

sprayed at times other than those listed (two
hours before sunset and two hours after
Because the majority of the north end's
mosquitoes fall out of that range, the county
can not justify an aerial spray in the area.
(See WEST NILE on Page 12A)

I don't think you can put too much in
"We've been living on a wing and a
prayer, hoping something wasn't going to
happen. We've learned some lessons."
Storms, notably Hurricanes Ivan and
Dennis, had taught the county some hard
lessons, Traylor said, noting that the reserve
fund as of this week was somewhere in the
neighborhood of just $14,000.
A typical yardstick for government enti-
ties, according to auditors involved with the
School Board and the City of Mexico Beach,
is a reserve fund representing 5 percent of
the total budget. With the injection of $2 mil-
.lion, the county will start the new fiscal year
this fall with roughly 13 percent of its budget
in reserve.
There were also proposals on the table
from various departments to add at least
two dozen new positions, and while the BCC
did not approve them all, more than a dozen
were put into the budget, including a mos-
quito control director, new positions for the
Property Appraiser and Clerk of Courts and
See COUNTY on Page 3A

Gulf School District Faces

High Staff Turnover
By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
With an unusually high turnover rate
plaguing the Gulf County School district for
the last month and half, a weary but optimis-
tic Tim Wilder addressed the School Board at
Monday night's meeting.
"It's been a tough, tough go for about 45
days," the superintendent said.
With 24 new hires and eight employees
changing assignments within the district,
the county hastened to fill the empty posi-
Last week alone, the county advertised
for seven instructional and non-instructional
positions following resignations and reas-
signment requests.
Of the total number of upheavals, Wilder
estimated that roughly a third were "com-
plete surprises." The rest either retired or
previously notified the county of their plans
to leave.
Wilder said that none of those vacating
their positions "have left from being disap-
pointed or angry or upset with the system."
Wilder added that he did not believe that
rising housing costs and living expenses were
a determining factor in the employees' deci-
sion to leave.
"I don't, know that it's all economic,"
said Wilder, noting that many of the employ-
ees moved to be closer to family members,
found jobs elsewhere or chose to work in the
Learning from the lessons of this year,
Wilder said the school district will in the
future be more proactive in anticipating
vacancies and recruiting teachers.
This year, Wilder's staff and county
principals made use' of the Department
of Education website, teachinflorida.com,
which provides a forum for teachers all over
the country to post their resumes for viewing
by interested school districts.
Wewahitchka High School's new princi-
pal Larry White contacted candidates from
See SCHOOL BOARD on Page 11A

City Still Addressing Rubbish Burning

And Garbage Collection in City

By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
While piles of yard debris are still being
cleared from city right-of-ways almost a
month after Hurricane Dennis, city commis-
sioners were still working to address rubbish
burning and garbage collection in Port St.
As they hammered through the agenda
on Tuesday night during their regular bi-
monthly meeting, City Manager Lee Vincent
told commissioners that he is currently
working with City Attorney Russell Scholz
to address the issue of trash pickup in the
ordinance addressing rubbish burning in
city limits.
Joe Kennedy of Big Wheel Recycling
appeared before commissioner to express
concern about parking in residential alleys.
"What's the law on parking in the service
alleys," Kennedy asked.
He said he has been driving the garbage
collection routes as of late, and from time to
time, his crews encountered non-household
garbage placed in the alley. Kennedy added

that cars parked in the alleys often forced his
crews to maneuver their large trucks out of
difficult spaces.
Commissioners told Kennedy that Port St.
Joe was uniquely characterized by the often
dirt alleys that dissect residential blocks.
Commissioner Benny Roberts told
Kennedy that some people have to park in
the alley as this is the only entrance to their
When Commissioner Rachel Crews asked
Kennedy if these obstructions in the alleys
were affecting his garbage collection, he con-
firmed that it was.
Kennedy asked commissioners if he was
permitted to call the Port St. Joe Police
Department so they might be able to give
residents and vehicle owners a warning.
"I don't want anybody getting a ticket,
just a warning," Kennedy added.
When commissioners asked Kennedy
about vehicles parked in the alley in the
commercial districts, he said most business
owners had not presented a problem and
See CITY on Page 12A

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Gulf School Employees Welcome Back Celebration

a rural district in southwest
Georgia, Ates employed small
town humor and his passion
for education to energize
Gulf County faculty and staff
during the annual welcome
back celebration on Monday
at Port St. Joe High School.
The "Minister of Mirth"
told the roughly three
hundred teachers, faculty
and non-instructional
employees that he would still
be in teaching, but he had to
"make payments."
"I'll always be a teacher
at heart," he proclaimed.
Throughout his
presentation, Ates intertwined
jokes jokes about hyper-
masculine football coaches
"Don't make 'em mad. They
make principals out of them,"
and a child who brought
home a failing report card, to
which the child's father said,
"Son, with these grades, I
know you're not cheating."
While engaging his
audience, Ates weaved
in important lessons for
* He discussed effective
communication with
students, parents and co-

communication, he said,
is making sure. no one
Ates also emphasized
the importance of keeping a
sense of humor.
"A sense of humor is a
test of sanity and a test of
intelligence," he asserted.
"In education, we've lost our
sense of humor."
He encouraged the Gulf
County school employees
to also keep good, positive,
believing attitudes.
"When you're giving
somebody directions, why
do you always tell 'em to
go to the red light?" Ates
questioned sarcastically.
"Why don't you tell 'em to go
to the second green light?"
Squelching negative
attitudes and maintaining a
positive outlook, he said, are
keys to being an effective
He also stressed to
both instructional and non-
instructional employees the
importance of establishing
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you'll hit it," Ates told the

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Office and corrections officers
for the county jail.
"They (the staff in the
Property Appraiser's office)
are overwhelmed with what's
going on in the county,"
Traylor said, adding that
Property Appraiser Kesley
Colbert has been discussing
the need for a new position
for at least six months.
The new positions across
all departments added more
than a million dollars to the
budget, when salaries, insur-
ance and retirement are fac-
tored in.
The Supervisor of
Elections required mandated
equipment upgrades which
added dollars and the bud-
get also includes increased
dollars for equipment for
Public Works, the Building,
Planning, Road and Bridge
and Mosquito Control depart-
ments, as well as ambulances
for Wewahitchka and Port St.
Included among those
purchases, Traylor noted, will
be equipment to better han-
dle storm debris and the like,
equipment the county lacked,
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owners on the south end of
the county in the aftermath of
recent storms.
Capital outlay projects
included a new ambulance
building, improvements to the
courthouse and the Public
Works building, which also
serves as a voting precinct.
Traylor also said that
commissioners could not have
foreseen the immense growth
of the past five years, that
developers who would come
to the county from far-flung
locales to build subdivisions
in rural areas, which in turn
require roads to be paved
that he envisioned would still
be dirt roads 15 or 20 years
from now.
Health care, insurance
costs, worker's comp insur-
ance, items over which com-
missioners have little con-
trol, were also factors in the
increasing costs of operating
the county.
None of those, howev-
er, drove the numbers the
way skyrocketing fuel pric-
es impacted the preliminary
budget, Traylor said.
Fuel, in turn, raises the
cost of materials and pro-

viding services, such as law
enforcement and road work.
"When you say the cost of
fuel, it is so much more than
that," Traylor said.
During the EDC meeting,
several members discussed
how high property taxes,
which are climbing ever high-
er by the year, were becom-
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businesses to the area. $
"In two years we've had a
60 to 70 percent rise in proper-
ty taxes," said Mel Magidson,
president of the county
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ing businesses examining
local property taxes could
only be deterred.
For example, Dewey
Blaylock, owner of Coastal
Sunset Grill, said his taxes
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"The taxes are still too
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EDC -executive director
Alan McNair said the group
should explore a cap on taxes
for businesses, a mechanism
which could work similarly
to the homestead exemp-
tion which caps annual tax
increases on homesteads at
3 percent.
"I thought they (commis-
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The Improbable Dream

We have a vision.
No matter how improbable it may
seem for many. we see this as a vision
of the future, a dream which can only
end happily, no ghosts or hobgoblins
We fade out and it is Tuesday, August
9 and we are in the meeting room of the
Board of County Commissioners. As the
clock hits 6 p.m. Commission Chairman
Nathan Peters, Jr., gavels the meeting to
order. The Pledge of Allegiance is recited
and folks take their seats.
Peters then starts the meeting with a
prepared statement for which he needs
no notes since he's recited it by heart.
"Gentlemen, after considerable soul-
searching I've determined that maybe
it is time to let go of the federal lawsuit
which dropped this single-member dis-
trict voting system in our laps and sent
us down a course of less-than-ideal-effi-
ciency in government.
"There may have been a time when
the lawsuit and resulting injunction
were necessary, and with all due humil-
ity, I think single-member districts have
allowed me to do a lot of good for the
North Port St. Joe area, providing some
badly needed infrastructure in that area
and a voice at the table for what had
previously been an under-represented
"And I tip my hat to Commissioner Bill
Williams who pushed to have $140,000
,put into the 2005-06 budget for litiga-
tion expenses which might have to be
expended, at some level, should I or
anyone else oppose a reversal in the fed-
eral lawsuit or the lifting of the injunc-
tion which established single-member
"But gentlemen, a reading of the
budget indicates that maybe we've been
looking at this issue a bit upside down.
Scan the pages devoted to the five of us,
the county commissioners, and I think it
becomes clear who exactly are the boss-
es in this public service equation; not we
the commissioners but the taxpayers of
the county.
"Let's face it gentlemen, that $140,000
would more than pay our combined sal-
aries. We each make a base of $26,392
and change, a combined $131,962. Toss
in FICA and retirement and that state
retirement is a pretty nifty nest egg
which at least, two of us will qualify for
in the not-too-distant future and that
adds another $28,000 or so combined to
our incomes.
"Gentlemen, we also get $8,000 a
piece for travel I can tap into another
$600 as chairman and $1,600 each
for communications, or our cell phones,
and gentlemen I would offer this is start-
ing to sound like serious money.
"Actually, add in our premium life,
health and dental insurance plan, which.
under the umbrella of the BCC, and
which includes all county employees,
costs taxpayers another $1.5 million and
we, as commissioners, are starting to
approach that $47,000 which represents

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". ^by Tim Croft
Star News Editor

Building The

Affordable House

I supposed I shouldn't
be that surprised, my brain
clearly isn't much larger
than a dinosaur's, but this
affordable housing is proving
a tough nut to crack in Gulf
Or, better put, there are
no shortage of i's to dot and
t's to cross to get to the
bricks and mortar.
But the Gulf County
Community Development
Corporation, the action arm
of the affordable housing
coalition in the county, dot-
ted and crossed feverishly
during a productive two-ho'ur
meeting this week.
Let's get something out
of the way upfront, as presi-
dent of the CDC board this is
not the most objective voice
in the world when it comes to
this issue. Whatever objectiv-
ity is absent, though, is more

than made up with passion
and a personal stake.
My family hopes to find
a home it can afford to pur-
chase in this community, or
we will be among the many
who have taken flight out of
the county due to the lack
of a mo-tgage that doesn't
require a tight squeeze to the
chest to dislodge from the
The light, as they say,
is beginning to appear at
the end of the tunnel, after
Monday's meeting.
For starters, while the'
CDC has not received an
official okey-dokey from the
Internal Revenue Service on
its application for non-profit
status, the United Way of
Northwest Florida has agreed,
with certain requirements, to
serve as a fiscal agent for the
CDC until the IRS issues its

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the median household income for Gulf
County That Figure, Ill grant, is skewed
by some of the developers and real-
tors getting fat off the land, which only
makes it a pretty good chunk of change
for what amounts to a second job.
"Not to mention that there are many
working folks in the county who can't
even afford an Edsel health plan. let
alone the Cadillac we enjoy.
"And I haven't even touched on the
$25,000 we each have as special proj-
ects funds, which the cynical could say
amounts to re-election slush funds we
can spread around in. our districts to
ensure people know who's their sugar-
"Really, though, gentlemen, the tax-
payers are OUR suger-daddy pretty
generous to us in terms of salary and
benefits and perks and on and on. As
employees of the public, paid at the level
we are paid, we owe it to the taxpayers
and voters of this county to do the busi-
ness they want us to accomplish.
"We managed to shave some off the
proposed millage rate; it isn't anything
to write home about, but we did manage
to trim some and lessen, a wee bit, the
onerous burden that has been placed on
the backs of property owners over the
past several years.
"But I think we can do more and,
after considerable heartfelt reflection, I
believe we can ensure that the taxpayers
do not have to pay additional dollars to
see their own wishes come to fruition, a
wish grounded in the public's desire for
more efficient government.
"So, in that spirit, I am proposing
to drop my lawsuit and free the county
attorney to file the requisite paperwork
to restore this county, to at-large or
county-wide voting. The voters made
their preference known last year in
resounding fashion, and given that they
are the boss and provide us the kind of
salary and benefits which should engen-
der loyalty in the workplace, it is simply
a fitting, and proper, gesture to make."
At this point, Williams, who made
the motion to return to countywide
voting at his first Commission meeting
seven months ago, revisits that motion,
with Commissioner Jerry Barnes, who
supported county-wide voting in his
most recent re-election campaign last
year seconding the motion and Peters
voting yea.
Commissioners Billy Traylor and
Carmen McLemore, though they appoint-
ed individuals to the county-wide vot-
ing committee who were, charitably,
less than committed to the committee's
goals, have no choice but to join the
majority and provide a unanimous voice
to the BCC's decision.
We fade back into reality, it's still
the first week of August and we discover%
that this vision was just that, a vision.
But we all can dream. Anybody share
this dream?

stamp of approval on a 501
(c) 3 status for the CDC.
That will allow the CDC
to pursue a variety of grants
and loans to continue its
work toward creating afford-
able housing in the county
while waiting on the IRS.
The board passed a reso-
lution on Monday agreeing to
that arrangement.
Meanwhile, the adminis-
tration of the State Housing
Initiative Program (SHIP) in
the county has taken flight,
with applications for both
purchase assistance and
housing rehabilitation being
As it stands now the
county out-sourced the SHIP
dollars and administration
to the CDC earlier this year
- more than $153,000 will
be spent to provide purchase
assistance to 21 prospective
homeowners and a roughly
similar amount to 25 hous-
ing rehabilitation projects.
Both programs are based
on income eligibility; SHIP is
aimed at low and low-middle
income households.
Though division has
never been a strong suit from
this corner, that means that
folks seeking purchase assis-
tance could receive more than
$12,000 apiece as a down-
payment while those seek-
ing rehab assistance could

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I'm happy to- announce
this morning the price of my
articles did not go up dur-
ing the recent hurricane. I
have been exploitingr" the
minds of the people around
here for years. That's all in
fun. I have gouged a few old
friends and neighbors over
the years about their weight,
odd kinfolks, weird psycho-
pathic behavior, religious
beliefs and any thing else
I could conjure up about
them But reaching into folks
pocket books when a "chips
are down" situation arises is
a whole anotherr ballgame
I didn't feel the urge to
charge more because you
might have some extra "read-
ing" time on your hands wait-
ing in line to buy plywood,
water, batteries or gas. And
it didn't even occur to me
that there could be a short-
age of paper as folks were
wrapping up family China,
lining dog boxes and stuff-
ing extra insulation around
doors and windows. ,
The entrepreneur wagon
clearly has passed me by.
I rode downtown for a
sausage and biscuit on the
Friday before Hurricane
Dennis paid us a late week-
end visit. Regular gas was
$2.19 a gallon. I went to
lunch a few hours later and
it had risen to $2.49. The
only thing I could figure was
a major shortage must have
occurred in Saudi Arabia
while Ilmunched on my bis-
cuit. Or a war broke out
between Iran and Egypt as
I washed it down with a Dr
Pepper About the time my
first customer of the day
showed up the Alaskan pipe-
line must'a forgot to pipe.
The New York Stock
Exchange evidently shifted as
oil prices rose and the dollar
fell again on the European
market. An oil strike of some
kind must have broken out
in one of the unilateral coali-
tion nations. Trucks refused
to haul gasoline on Friday
mornings. Tankers stopped
in mid stream.
It was amazing how
quickly all of this was assim-
.ilated, whirled around, fed
into computers and came
out thirty cents a gallon
more at some of our local
pumps! When it comes to

receive more than $18,000.
What made the SHIP
application process even
more efficient when it was
held Monday last, as noted
by CDC executive director
Dannie Bolden, was the help
provided by about 10 real-
tors and loan processors
from local companies and
banks who aided applicants
in understanding rules, eligi-
bility and the like.
"We had a lot of help from
those folks," Bolden said.
The lottery for the rehab
projects will be held Aug.
Maybe the most sig-
nificant bit of business on
Monday, however, was the
approval of a resolution which
would aim to earmark for a
proposed Community Land
Trust five lots and homes
in the.Bridgeport subdivision
of moderately-priced homes
going up on AvenUe A.
A land trust is a growing
trend across the country a
recent story in the Sarasota
newspaper detailed the tre-
mendous efforts and wide-
spread support which has,
gone into creating a similar
vehicle in that area which
aims to set aside land for
affordable housing by tak-
ing the land costs out of the
equation- to in turn make
homeownership possible for

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paying at the pump in the
path of a big wind. it truly is
a small world after all....
We were all hard pressed
to come up with a time that
gas prices had ever dropped
thirty cents in five seconds!
I thought about calling the
Petroleum Hotline but I fig-
ured I'd get the standard
answer about Pluto lining
up with Sirius......and Shell
shaking hands with BP!
I remember as a young
boy when a big fire in Charlie
Mayo's hay field down by
the railroad station threat-
ened to ignite the south end
of town. Bobby Ridley, the
station manager, who also
doubled as our volunteer fire
chief, yelled for everyone to
get a shovel as he sprinted
to get the fire truck.
The idea here was
to throw up some dirt in
advance of the flames, douse
the earthen dyke with water
and pray the fire didn't
breach the gulf. Men had
come a'running even before
the fire whistle struck its
first note. The billowing
smoke had already sounded
the alarm!
The price of a shovel
over at Plunkett's Hardware
jumped from $1.97 to $4.00
before Mr. Ridley turned the
key on our one and only fire
engine. Mr. Clem Plunkett,
the owner and proprietor,
mumbled something about
a logger's strike in Oregon
creating a handle short-
age and the rising shipping
cost from Memphis and the
steel unions in Bethlehem,
Pennsylvania, demanding
two dollars and fifty cents
an hour.....
I can't remember why he
said his wooden buckets and
galvanized pails jumped up
over three dollars a pieces
Several of the men
put up a protest. Richard
Gooch .appealed to Clem's
civic duty. Some wanted to
. fetch the fire chief. Dewayne
Melton had a notion to rear-
range his economic think-
ing with his fists. But there
wasn't time to jaw about it.
The fire was raging!
Mr. Clem took credit
even in these difficult times.
He understood that not
many folks walked around
in that day and age with four
dollars in their pockets. And,
he charged a healthy inter-
est on any and all accounts
that went over thirty days!
Some of them business guys
figure every angle.

more people and dividing any
increase in equity between
homeowners and the trust.
CDC board members are
currently reviewing a pro-
posed governance structure
and by-laws for such a land
It is hoped that the five
lots at Bridgeport would
serve' as the starting line for
a land trust in Gulf County,
though there remain sever-
al hoops to jump through,
including approval from The
St. Joe Co., which owns the
Bridgeport land and contrac-
tor CQ Development.
Essentially, the reso-
lution approved this week
- the City of Port St. Joe
has already approved a reso-
lution supporting state tax
breaks to The St. Joe Co. for
earmarking the five lots for
the land trust would mean
the lots could go to the land
trust or, if the land trust
does not take root, would
revert to the CDC in the form
of a donation so that the
CDC could qualify five fami-
lies for the moderately-priced
Finally, the St. Joe
Community Foundation
has expressed interest, and
requested an application
from the CDC, for funding
a homeownership center,
where prospective home-
buyers could go to be'edu-

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He. of course, couldn't
help fight the fire. Someone
had to mind the store. And
keep the shelves stacked
with shovels and buckets.
And blankets! He had his
assistant bring out all the
extra genuine Indian blan-
kets that had been rotting
away in the back of the stor-
age room. Blankets had been
used to beat out fires since
Daniel Boone was a pupl He
scratched out the "genuine
Indian" and replaced it with
"New York Fire Department"
and laid'em strategically by
the front door.
The hastily flung out
ditch didn't even slow the
blaze down. And, in spite of
every effort Mr. Bobby and
the men put forth, the fire
quickly spread to the rail-
road station itself. It leaped
across Bruce Street and
caught Gene's Barber Shop
on fire.
There was only a small
alley between the bar-
ber shop and Plunkett's
Hardware. The fire was
dancing along the south wall
of the two story hardware
building in no time. And
once it reached the paint-
--that building didn't have
a chance. Mr. Clem went
to passing out free buckets
and blankets.....but it was
too late!
It was one of those rare
cases where a fellow went
from being the goug-er to
the goug-ee in about fifteen
The wind dieing down
and the growing number of
volunteers joining the fray
coupled, to keep the flames
from advancing any fur-
ther. A reloaded fire truck
sprayed a last dousing over
any embers that had notions
of flaring back up. The town
was saved. The men imme-
diately went to recounting
hot moments and close calls
that are still being retold to
this day!
One of my favorites hap-
pened a few weeks after
the fire when Dewayne
Melton received a bill from
Plunkett's Hardware for two
shovels and a wooden buck-
et, Dewayne went down to
Clem's tent and gouged out
a place in his left temple
I've got a call in to
Dewayne. I'm hoping to get
him down here before our
next storm....

cated and counseled on the
process leading to homeown-
St. Joe Beach resident
Chuck Creasy, a top-notch
artist and marketing whiz,
donated his time to develop
a potential logo for the center
and Fannie Mae, the fed-
eral housing entity, has also
expressed support.
In the long haul, the
homeownership center could
serve as a model for a region
attempting to come to grips
with the affordable housing
"It's a rather unique
approach in this region to
affordable housing," Bolden
CDC secretary John
Hendry said, "The homeown-
er center is a public face
(to the CDC). I can see it
out there on the streets and
being something people are
attracted to."
The affordable housing
coalition will hold its next
meeting at noon on Friday,
Aug. 26 at the Port St. Joe
fire station on Williams
Join the coalition. We all
have a stake in making this
community affordable.

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By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
MediaCom customers in
Port St. Joe will finally have
upgraded services available'
to them on Aug. 24 more
than seven months after
originally promised.
David Servies, regional
vice-president of operations,
said he had only been with
the company for two months
and could not speak directly
on the reason for the delay.
"Our new network will
allow us to provide advanced
services such as MediaCom
online, our High Speed
Internet service, digital
cable, digital video recorders
and high definition service,"
Services said.
On Aug. 24, MediaCom
representatives will be avail-
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Senior Citizens' Community
Center, located at, 120
Librry 'Dri-Ve,"fTom --7'p.m:
to answer questions ab6ut

the new line-up of services.
New and existing cus-
tomers can come by the cen-
ter to pick up the new digital
cable boxes. Installation of
the new digital .converters,
cable modems and digital
video recorders has been
simplified for easy installa-
tion, but should customers
have any questions, several
technicians will be on hand
that day.
Services said this method,
allowing people to pick up
their boxes at their conve-
nience, has been used in
other communities in the
past and has proven suc-
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conduct a prize drawing and
have several giveaway. items.
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pick up the new boxes on
that, day,: Servies said cus-
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tives will be contacting cur-

rent MediaCom customers
to -schedule appointments
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current customers in the
next two weeks, according to
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timeline for system upgrades
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As'the network upgrade
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be relocating several chan-
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Additional channels in the
new line-up will include MTV,
QVC, Food Network, Cartoon
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MediaCom is currently in the
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School Health Program Revs Up for New Year

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Gulf County School
Health director Regina
Washabaugh called it
the "summer of creative
Two funding cuts drained
thousands of dollars from
the School Health budget
and eliminated one health
aid position in the program
that serves all the public
schools, both Florida Child
Development sites and the
private Faith Christian
As Washabaugh searched
for an answer to her financial
and personnel problems,
her resolve to provide Gulf
County students with quality
health care remained strong.
"That was our bottom
line we didn't want to
reduce services to the kids in
the community," she said.
With the support of the
School Board, the Health

Program combined the Port
St. Joe High School and
Middle School health clinics,
creating a new facility staffed
by one full-time and one
part-time health aid.
The loss of several valued
employees proved another
Last year, Washabaugh
snapped what she thought
was a timeless photo of her
School Health staff.
"I had the illusion that I
had a staff that was going to
stay," she,said.
But when Veronica
Barington left to help her
husband found Mr. B's BBQ
and Julie Wester went on to
give horseback riding lessons
at Broke-A-Toe, Washabaugh
saw her staff roster dwindle.
She had lost them, she
said, to "hogs and horses."
Four promising new
employees were recruited to
fill the void.
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LPN, will serve the North
Florida Child Development
Center in Highland View;
Laney Kennedy will return,
after a year absence, to
her post as Port St. Joe
Elementary School's nurse;
Wendy Baker will team with
Anna Moore as a Port St. Joe
Elementary health support
tech and Barbara Fennell will
work part-time at the Port
St. Joe High/Middle School
health clinic.
Washabaugh said she
is excited about the new
employees, who hopefully
have ties to neither hogs nor
"We've got a great team,"
she said.
The new employees
reported to work last Friday,
beginning a comprehensive
five-day training and
orientation session.
The EMS program began
its first.year as a participant
in the staff orientation,
with EMS director Shane
McGuffen training the new
employees in the use of the
The EpiPen, an injectible
form of epinephrine
(adrenaline) is inserted
into the thigh of someone
experiencing anaphylaxis, or
a fatal allergic reaction.
On Wednesday, a
representative from Bay
Diabetes conducted a
lecture on the disease that
has become increasingly
prevalent in Gulf County
Seven years ago, when
Washabaugh first started in
school health, the county had
one or two diabetic students;
currently, 20 students suffer
from diabetes.
When the school year
officially begins on Friday,
the school health stations
will be abuzz with activity.
School Health workers
will devote their attentions to
immunizations and physical
in the first quarter, ensuring
that all children have met
state requirements.

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New health support techs Wendy Baker and Barbara Fennell take a break from their first-week
training to pose for a photograph. Baker will work at the Port St. Joe Elementary health center and
Fennell will assist students at the newly created Port St. Joe Middle/High School center.

Pre-K, kindergarten and
seventh grade students are
required to have various
immunizations and all school
children must undergo a
State law requires that
students be immunized
before entering school. Those
who have not will be directed
to the Health Department.
"We're trying Ato stop
them at the door," said
In the second quarter,
the School Health staff will
measure students' height,
weight and body mass index,
monitor 'for scoliosis and
conduct hearing and vision
The health program offers
vision referrals and follow-up
and partners with the Lions
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reduced-cost eyeglasses to
children in need.
In addition to caring
for the needs of the many
children who visit the health
centers on a daily basis Port
St. Joe Elementary's busy
health room sees from 60-
100 children a day School
Health employees offer a
variety of other services.
Every year, school nurses
perform in-house cholesterol,
blood glucose and blood
pressure checks on all DOE
employees, a dental hygienist
conducts dental prevention
education program and the
health staff makes it their
mission to eradicate head
Washabaugh oversees
the aggressive head lice
program, which provides the
parents of infected children

free treatment medication.
Because of their "No
nit policy," Port St. Joe
Elementary School has seen
its head lice population fall
from 30 to 2 percent.
The Gulf County Health
Department, which employs
all School Health staff,
provides free dental sealants
to second grade students and
conducts dental exams on
the children registered in the
Florida Child Development
In times of emergency,
School Health workers are
trained to administer a variety
of life saving medication.
In addition to the EpiPen,
health rooms are stocked
with glucagon, an injectable
sugar in liquid form that
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Port St. Joe

Police Report

On July 26, at
approximately 6:23 p.m.
the Port St. Joe Police
Department arrested without
incident Ricky Ridell Battles
II, age 23, of Port St. Joe,
for violating a court ordered
injunction for protection.
Battles was transported to
the Gulf County Jail to await
first appearance.

Robert E.

On July 28, at
approximately 4:43 p.m. the
Port St. Joe Police Department
arrested George E Baxter Sr.
age 50 of Port St Joe on a
court ordered pick up when
he failed to appear in court
on charges of possession
of drug paraphernalia.
When Baxter was arrested
officers searched his person
and found more drug
paraphernalia. Baxter was
charged with the new crime
as well and transported to
the Gulf County Court to

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appear before the judge for
previous charges and failure
to appear in court.
On July 30, at
approximately -7:30 p.m.
the Port St. Joe Police
Department arrested Justin
Sinclair Armstead age 19 of
Port St. Joe, for misdemeanor
possession of a controlled
substance. Armstead was
taken into custody without
incident and transported to
the Gulf County Jail to await
first appearance
The Port St. Joe Police
Department is committed
-to promoting safety for all
citizens. Port St. 'Joe Police
Departments goal is to ensure
everyone using the highway
and roadway system may
do so safely and to provide
a deterrent for those who
violate laws. Enforcement
is a tool to facilitate the
achievement of this safety.
Recognizing that alcohol
is consistently involved in
many crashes resulting in a
fatality mandates unwavering
attention. Reducing death
and injury associated with
impaired drivers is one of the
most important objectives.
The State of Florida, Gulf
County and the City of Port
St. Joe provide the roadway'
as a benefit to the public
at large. Accordingly, these
agencies seek to safeguard
all drivers through the use of
a non-intrusive checkpoint to
detect and remove impaired
drivers from the road.
The use of the Roadside
Safety Checkpoint, public
education and enforcement
are combined to achieve
and enhance the reduction
in deaths and injuries
caused by impaired vehicle
operators. The Port St.
Joe Police Department is
dedicated to aggressive
DUI law enforcement. Zero
tolerance of DUI continues to
be top priority in traffic law
enforcement. The Port St.
Joe Police Department will
be conducting DUI .Sobriety
Checkpoints on Highway 98
throughout this year in effort
to maintain a safe driving
environment for all drivers.

Gulf County Search Finds

Three Missing Fisherman

During the past week,
the Mexico Beach Police
Department answered 40
calls for service, investigated
zero burglaries, one assault
and one theft.
During this same
period officers of the Mexico
Beach Police Department
investigated zero traffic
crashes. The officers issued
11 traffic citations and five
traffic warnings and five
parking citations.
During the same period
officers of the Mexico Beach
Police Department made two
On 7-27, Justin Pool of
Eastpoint was arrested for
DWLSR knowingly;
On 7/30, Brittany
Hoover of 'Wewahitchka was
arrested for Driving without
a valid driver's license and
permitting a non-licensed
driver to drive.

Gulf County

Sheriff's Report
On July 22, Franklin
R. Pippin III, w/m, 48, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for child support; Francine
Melita Smith, w/f, 32, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for grand theft;
On July 23, Steven Bryce
Monroe, w/m, 27, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested for FTA;
Monroe Durwood Newton,
w/m,, 59, was arrested for
reckless driving.
On July 24, .Samuel
David Barnes, w/m, 43, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for DWLSR.
On July 25, Luis Angel
Palacious, h/m, 31, of Port
St. Joe, was arrested for no
valid driver's license.
On July 26, Melvin B.
Martin, Sr., b/m, 40, of
Port St. Joe, was arrested
for child support; Kimberly
Hippensteal, w/f, 34, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for VOP-Calhoun County.
., On July 27, William,
H. McDaniel, w/m, 45, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for DUI; Mark David Kilbourn,
w/m, 43, of Port St. Joe, was
arrested for battery; Gertrude
Lynn Comerford, w/f, 35, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for DWLSR.
On July 28, Chester
Lee Bentley, b/m, 42, was
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for VOP.

Some might call it divine
intervention, others a mere
coincidence, but a string
of balloons led searchers
Sunday to three men clinging
to their overturned boat in
the Gulf of Mexico 25 miles
south of Pensacola.
Kenneth (Kenny) Tanner,
48, and his son Ken, 23,
of Cantonment and Tanner's
brother-in-law Louis Levy,
54, who lives in Donald,
S.C., set out from Navy Point
Boat Landing early Saturday
morning for a day of fishing
in the gulf in Tanner's 20-
foot Wellcraft. Tanner's wife
Tammy called him at 4:30
p.m. to make sure they would
make it back in time for a
birthday party that night for
their 20-year-old son Kevin.
Everything seemed fine but
disaster struck a few minutes
later as the fishermen were
trying to retrieve an anchor.
"We were anchored on
a wreck in about 90 feet of
water and couldn't get the
anchor free. I plat the boat in
gear and tried to pull it free
but a big wave hit the boat,
and then another and, the
boat flipped," Tanner said.
He guessed the. boat
flipped around 5 p.m.
With three lifejackets
and trying to straddle the
hull of the overturned vessel,
they figured someone would
see them since a number of
larger boats were in the area.
Several vessels passed in the
distance but none spotted
the- waving mern. Tanner
said just before sundown
a large group of porpoises
circled them up close, which
gave the men encouragement
that everything was going to
be okay. Using a piece of
rope that floated out from
under the vessel, the trio
tied themselves together at
sundown knowing that if
anyone drifted away their
chances of survival were
much lower.
After trying repeatedly to
reach her husband, Tammy
Tanner oibtified the Coast
Guard at 9 p.m. that the trio
was overdue. Just after 3
a.m. the Coast Guard notified
the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) of the search:
Six FWC officers began
searching the gulf Sunday
morning just after daylight
from south of Pensacola to
Navarre. The Coast Guard's
falcon jet was in the air as

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Veteran FWC officers
Randy Webb and Royce
Johnson began their search
south of Pensacola where
the trio was last heard from,
roughly 10 miles offshore.
Considering tide changes
and possible drift patterns,
Webb decided to search east
and south. Sometime around
noon Webb and Johnson
spotted a single inflated pink
balloon on the gulf. They
continued in their search
in the two-three foot seas
until they came upon a clear
plastic bag containing several
other balloons.
Unsure of the significance
of the balloons, Webb called
FWC dispatch and confirmed
with Tanner's wife that they
had balloons on board for
fishing. Proceeding in the
same search direction Webb
said he looked up a few
minutes later and spotted
the three men frantically
waving. It was 1:31 Sunday
"On the way in Mr.
Tanner told me he couldn't
have survived another night,"
Webb said. "With all the
storms and due to exposure,
they were pretty exhausted."
Webb said the key to
finding the men was the
balloons but no one knows
their origin. The balloons on
board Tanner's vessel were in
a tackle box and uninflated. A
deeply committed Christian,
Webb calls it "A God thing."
When asked if he would
return to the gulf, Tanner
emphatically said, "Yes." He
added, however, that he
would avoid some mistakes
he made this time, such as
failing to file a float plan
and the dangerous practice
of trying to motor an anchor
free. He added that he would
probably obtain a boaters'
emergency locating device
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Mother Nature did her
best to dampen spirits last
Saturday, but the generosity
and sportsmanship of the
fishing public prevailed. The
Bayou Bash
Benefit Fishing
Tournament presented by
Donna Spears Realty, LLC,
was a huge success. Local
sponsors dug deep to make
sure a good time was had
by all, and the fishing was
Tournament festivities
began- with registration at
11:00 am. Over 130 hearty
souls paid their entry fees
in the face of dark skies and
steady rain. A few grim faces
were spotted at the 11:45
am Captain's Meeting, but
overall morale was still high.
Master of Ceremonies Mark
Moore of the St. Joe Shrimp

Co. announced "It's time" at
12:05, and fishermen hit the
Early reports indicated
that bait was hard to find
and the fishing was slow.
The weather took a turn
for the worse with rising
winds, heavy rain, dropping
temperatures, and lightning
in the area. Things were not
looking good.
Shortly thereafter,
Mother Nature developed
a conscience. She remem-
bered that this was all for
a good cause Gulf County
Christmas for Kids and the
Elderly. The clouds lightened
up, the rain stopped, rough
waters turned smooth, and
the bite was on. Fishermen
from at least five differ-
ent counties weighed in
by the 8:30 pm deadline.

Weighmasters Dan Van Vleet
and Dewey Blaylock tallied
the results with help from
representatives from Donna
Spears Realty, St. Joe Shrimp
Co., Half Hitch Tackle, and
Bluewater Outriggers. The
results were posted on the
tournament board, prizes
and awards were presented,
and festivities went in to high
Live music was provided
by Brady & Go-Go. Benny
Roberts and Crew were on
hand cooking and serving
BBQ Chicken and Boston
Butt. Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association staff
helped out with beans & slaw.
Food and drink abounded,
and so did the door prizes.
The door prize drawings
lasted over three hours, with
an occasional break for music

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Stars recently returned
from participating in the. -
50th Anniversary State
Tournament in Okeechobee.
After taking part in
the opening ceremonies
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unfortunate first game jitters,
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from Brady and Go-Go. MC
Mark Moore and Hostess
Donna Spears wore out the
stage while giving away an
estimated $6,000.00 worth of
merchandise and gift certifi-
cates, courtesy of local spon-
sors. Representatives from
Half Hitch Tackle, Bluewater
Outriggers, Donna Spears
Realty, and St. Joe Shrimp

Co. assisted with distribut-
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The sponsors took great
care of the kids as well. Every
child 13 and under
recieved a brand new rod
& reel combo along with the
T-shirts, meal tickets, door.
prize tickets, and tourna-
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The biggest winner at the
2005 Bayou Bash was Gulf
County Christmas for Kids
and the Elderly. Even
with all the cash and prizes
awarded, almost $2,500.00
was raised for the charity.
That money will go a long
way toward ensuring a merry
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Players must be at least four
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Lowering Energy Costs, One Home at a Time

By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Barbara Riley said her
electric bill was just too
She hopes that after
her old, rotting floors and
drafty windows and doors
are replaced, she can get it
back within a more manage-

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Riley has no central
heating and air conditioning
in her home. However, her
electric bills currently total
nearly $100 a month.
A little over a month
ago, Riley filed an applica-
tion with the Capital Area
Community Action Agency
(CACAA), an organization
based in Tallahassee, for
assistance with weatheriza-
tion of her home.
By providing a compre-
hensive system of services
to reduce detrimental effects
on impoverished families,
CACAA works to equip low-
income citizens with skills
and motivation to become
Raymond Driesbach has
been .the primary contrac-
tor to serve neighborhoods
in Port St. Joe thus far. He
enlisted the help of Sandy
Quinn to help Riley with the
weatherization of her home.
Holding the stack of
paperwork a homeowner
must complete before receiv-
ing weatherization assis-

5 County was living in poverty'.
In that time, 213 'residents
received $54,687 in assis-
The weatherization and
energy assistance programs
.B lnot only help low-income
families, but they also help
.. energy companies avoid
.' major losses to their bottom
In many cases, emergen-
cy home repairs are needed
for the health and safety of
S'' residents, especially elder-
lye and physically disabled.
The services rendered in the
Slow-income emergency home
.. .. repair program are:
correction of struc-
4tural deficiencies
o rm* replacement of un-
vented space heaters
* C repairing plumbing
Repairing electrical
Swirling or fixtures
improving accessibil-
-ity for physically impaired
repairing walls,
floors and ceilings
After the services are
completed, the agency con-
... ducts final testing and inspec-
tion of the work. The client's
".. utilities are checked 60 days
following repairs and anoth-
w .er checkup is performed one
'; year after completion.
After removing the toilet and vanity from her bathroom, con- Funding for these pro-
tractor Sandy Quinn replaced the water-damaged floor and lino- grams is received through
leum as part of the weatherization on Barbara Riley's home. the Florida Department -of
Community Affairs. Extent

tance, Driesbach is quick to
emphasize that these efforts
are not home repairs, but
weatherization efforts to
improve energy efficiency.
The weatherization pro-
gram works to reduce heating
and cooling costs by improv-
ing the energy efficiency of a
home by doing any number
of the following:
Repairing or replac-
ing inefficient heating and
cooling units
Addressing air-infil-
tration-weather stripping,
caulking, thresholds, minor
wall ceiling and floor repairs,
window and door replace-
Installing attic and
floor insulation
Repairing or replac-
ing water heaters
Installation of solar
Applying solar reflec-
tive coating to manufactured

Prior to rendering any
of the weatherization servic-
es, representatives from or
contractors with the Agency
conduct an onsite evaluation
and diagnostic test of the
prospective home.
Driesbach explained that
a machine, what he called a
"blower door" is placed in the
main entrance to the home.
The machine works to detect
energy deficiencies where
heat and air may escape or
enter the home from the out-
Riley said when the pre-
liminary test was conduct-
ed on her home, she was
surprised at the number of
drafty places in her home.
"It was amazing. There
was air coming through
under the doors, windows,"
she explained.
By helping low-income
families to become more self-
sufficient through a vari-
ety of assistance programs,
the agency's mission is to
improve the overall quality of
impoverished communities.
In addition to the weath-
erization assistance program
(WAP), the agency also pro-
vides a low-income home
energy assistance program
(LIHEAP) for residents in
Gulf County.,
During the program
year 2003-2004, the agency
reported that nearly a quar-
ter of the population in Gulf

of services to be provided is
contingent on available fund-
The LIHEAP assists low-
income households in meet-
ing the costs of heating and
cooling of their homes, main-
ly for utility payments and
assistance in crisis.
This crisis assistance
is used to resolve or lessen
excessive home energy bills.
Priority is given to house-
holds with elderly, disabled
or children under five years
old. The benefit amount is
based on the National Poverty
To be eligible for these
assistance programs, a
household's income may not
exceed 125 percent of the
national poverty level..
Poverty thresholds are
determined by the U.S.
Department of Health and
Human Services.
For example, a family of
five with an overall household
income of $22,610 would be
one living in poverty.
Though recent heavy
rains had delayed weather-
ization work on Riley's home,
she said she didn't mind.
If having her home rear-
ranged and her life, disrupted
for a week or so will help
reduce her home energy
costs, Riley said she's ok
with that.

Barbara Riley and her daughter, Niecha Walker, wait patiently
outside their home on Aventue A while weatherization repairs are
conducted throughout their home.

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Indiana and Ohio using the
DOE website.
"We're going to do more
of that. We don't want to wait
around for people to put in
an application," Wilder said.
At the request of board
member Billy Quinn, Jr., the
board will hold a workshop
on recruiting and retaining
Wilder noted that it is
difficult to convince teach-
ers to move to the area, and
he has contemplated offer-
ing incentives to make Gulf
County an attractive place
to work.
Taking a cue from Walton
County, Wilder suggested

that the county and School
Board partner to waive
start-up expenses such as
water and energy deposits
for teachers moving into the
After Tuesday's board
meeting, only two teaching
positions remained unfilled
- an ESE position at Port
St. Joe High School and a
PE position at Wewahitchka
High School, and a few non-
instructional positions.
Wilder assured that the
two teaching positions would
be filled before school starts
on Friday.
A few months ago, Clay

Bayou Bash

Chistmas for Gulf County's
senior citizens and kids.
Donna Spears Realty
and the GCSCA staff thank
the generous sponsors, vol-
unteers, and fishermen for
coming out to support this
worthy cause, and hope
everyone will participate in
the 4th Annual Bayou Bash
Benefit Fishing Tournament
next year!
Final Results 2005
Bayou Bash
1 st Place B. Broadhacker
- 5.26 lbs.
2nd Place B. Richardson
- 4.54 lbs.
3rd Place J. Lee 3.74
3 4th Place M. Moore -
3.64 lbs.

5th Place G. Kelly -
3.63 lbs.
1st Place B. Knox 20.
2nd Place J. Harris 16
3rd Place D. Piergiovanni
- 12 spots
1st Place J. Beal 3.43
2nd Place B. Knox -
3.16 lbs.
3rd Place C. Knox -
1.99 lbs.
1st Place J. Massey -
7.21 Ibs.
2nd Place C. Acree -
1.57 lbs.


From Page I.A

Smallwood of the St. Joe
Foundation asked- Wilder
What his organization could
do to help Port St. Joe
Elementary improve the "C"
grade it has earned for the
past two years under the
state's grading formula.
Wilder acknowledged
that money wouldn't hurt.
"Tim Wilder is not very
bashful about telling you
how you can help," laughed
Smallwood, who presented
Port St. Joe Elementary
school principal Chris Earley
with a check for $50,000.
Wilder attribut-
ed the improvement in
Wewahitchka's school grade

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1st Place B. Kopinsky
- 1.73 1bs:
2nd Place M. Wersinger
- 1.58 lbs.

1st Place J. McCroan
- 4 spots
2nd Place S. Moore 3

1st Place E. Smith -
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1st Place K. Ballard -

2.21 lbs.
13 & 2nd Place J. Powell
1.84 lbs.

(up from a D to a B) to last
year's contribution from the
St. Joe Foundation.
"We could not have a
better supporter than the St.
Joe Company and St. Joe
Foundation," Wilder said.
In an emotional tribute,
the School Board also pre-
sented Chris Brumbaugh
with a plaque for his 14
years of dedicated service as
a resource officer for Port St.
Joe High School.
Wilder called
Brumbaugh, who left the
post this year, "not your typi-
cal school resource officer."
During his career,
Brumbaugh attended all
school events, announced
the baseball team games,
and worked the score board
for the baseball team.
Accepting the award,
Brumbaugh was noticeably
"I feel like I'm losing a
family. I told myself I wouldn't
get emotional. It's just hard
to leave the family," he said.
Wilder assured
Brumbaugh that he would
always be welcome in the
Gulf County school system.
"You're right about the
family," said Wilder. "We still
are one."
Other Business
The six-classroom
Wewahitchka Middle School
addition will be dedicated to
the late School Board chair-
man Oscar Redd.
Board members voted
unanimously in favor of the
measure, calling Redd a dis-
tinguished chairman whose
influential leadership paved
the way for the work-in-prog-
ress addition.
"I know he would be real-
ly proud to, have his name
there," said board member

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Clay Smallwood of the St. Joe Foundation (right) presents Port
St. Joe Elementary principal Chris Earley with a check for $50,000.
The funds are intended to help the elementary school improve
their school grade.
Linda Wood. will provide a range of phys-
The official plaque chological services including
unveiling will follow at a later parent and family cousel-
date. L, shnnl r-choo cnsuilttions ton

The board approved a
millage rate of 4.660.
The board entered into
a one year contract with
Life Management Center of
Northwest Florida,- which

teachers and administrators
and psychiatric evaluations,
The contract allows for
up to $15,000 in billed ser-
vices to the school system.



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West Nile From Page 1A

In the south end, most of
the mosquitoes are "crepus-
cular," coming out in the time
just before morning and just
after evening, thus allowing
the county to proceed with
the aerial mission.
The number of mos-
quitoes out at night on the
north end is enough to jus-
tify a smaller scale spray
truck mission.
As for spraying the north
end in the daytime, Danford
said the pesticide is lethal fo

bees, and any mission would
require the cooperation of
area beekeepers..
"The only time to kill
mosquitoes is when they're
out," noted Danford, who
suggested that beekeepers
may need to move their hives
during any future daytime
spraying missions.
As for now, Danford said
his department is doing its
best to safeguard the' health
of north Gulf County resi-

"We're making all the
efforts we can in an environ-
mentally conscious way," he
Mosquito-Borne Viruses
Threaten Area Horses
While no licensed vac-
cine exists to protect peo-
ple against the West Nile
virus, area horse owners
can ensure that their hors-
es do not contract the West
Nile and Eastern Equine
Encephalomyelitis (EEE)
Like West Nile, EEE is
acquired through the bite
of an infected mosquito and
symptoms can range from
flu-like illnesses to encepha-
litis, coma and death. ,
Maureen Long, an
Assistant Professor at
the University of Florida
Veterinary Medical Center
noted that EEE has been
particularly active in Florida,
with 117 cases reported as of
last week. .
The West Nile and EEE
vaccinations both require a
series of initial shots followed
by regular booster shots.
While the West Nile vac-
cination must be adminis-
tered by a veterinarian, the
EEE vaccine can be pur-

chased over-the-counter at
feed or farm storms.
Long noted that the over-
the-counter vaccine carries
one caveat: it is not guaran-
Because the vaccine
becomes inactive when
exposed to heat, Long advised
horse owners to keep the
vaccine refrigerated before
Betty Rich, who keeps
over 45 horses, donkeys and
mules on her property north
of Wewahitchka, has been


were aware of the fact that
his trucks used the alleys to
collect garbage.
Kennedy further ques-
tioned commissioners about
code enforcement within the
city limits.
"Who does code enforce-
ment for you guys?" Kennedy
asked. "I've seen 14 TVs,
washers, driers...Port St. Joe
is very nice to their resi-
City attorrfey Russell
Scholz assured Kennedy that
the problems of code enforce-
ment, or lack thereof, are
currently being addressed.
In other business: '
Dorothy Inman-
Johnson of the Capital Area
Community Action Agency
(CACAA) in Tallahassee
appeared to present com-
missioners with her organi-
zation's annual report. Her
organization recently cele-
brated their 25th year of ser-
vice to low-income residents

From Page IA

in' its seven-county service
area. CACAA provided utility
assistance and weatheriza-
tion home repairs to reduce
high energy costs for low-
income families (see related
A CDBG grant to
complete sewer installation
.in North Port St. Joe was
approved repair of two fenc-
es, one at the STAC House
and one across from the
Waste Water Treatment
Plant, damaged by Hurricane
Dennis. The cost of repairs is
City Manager Lee
Vincent requested authori-
zation for the purchase of
an electric form-separat-
ing machine for utility bills.
Vincent said employees
spend a large majority of
their day tearing the forms
apart for, mailing. He told
commissioner he has locat-

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available in the Water fund.
Commissioners approved the
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of the deck on a current
piece of equipment. The pur-
chase was approved not to
exceed $3,875, and Vincent
told commissioners funds
were available for the pur-
The purchase of a
vehicle life and automobile
trouble-shooting computer
to identify vehicle problems
was approved was request-
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Commissioners approved
$8,168 for the purchase.
Public Works
Director John Grantland
requested authorization for
the purchase of a three-
quarter-ton utility truck: for
his department. Grantland
said the utility truck would
replace a 1988 van. The pur-
chase was approved.
authorized the release of
titles on several pieces of
equipment to Kennedy and
Big Wheel Recycling. The
city previously held the titles
to the equipment, but Big
Wheel was listed as the reg-
istered owner.
On behalf of his
client Keith Grimes, Mel
Magidson appeared before
the board to request an ease-
ment for an encroachment
on city property on 6uL Street
and Woodward Avenue.
Commissioners approved the
The city approved a
utility permit for GT Com for
Knowles Circle.
The city's budget hear-
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Aug. ,4 beginning at 5:15.
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Rich said she makes sure
all her horses receive the
West Nile and EEE vaccines,
which she orders, with a vet's
prescription, from a farm
supply store in Nebraska.
"The mosquitoes are
really bad and with all the
rain it makes it a lot worse,"
said Rich.
Both she and her hus-
band vaccinate their horses
Horses infected with


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West Nile and EEE must be
treated with anti-inflamma-
tories to reduce the pain. The
majority of EEE survivors,
said Long, are "not usable,"
and have long-term mental
Though she cannot offi-
cially advise horse owners to
purchase the EEE vaccine
over the counter, she gives
the green light to horse own-
ers who are unable to afford
veterinarian visits.
"There is no reason for a
horse in Florida to get EEE,"

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A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on Tuesday, August
16, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. EST, and at' the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, August 23 at
6:00 p.m. EST. Both public hearings will be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration
Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hearings will be to discuss and act on the

9:00 am EDST Workshop
1. DEP workshop on drainage and stormwater management
10:00 am EDST Regular Meeting
1. Approve Minutes for July 19, 2005
2. Small Scale Map Amendment Archie Barbee Parcel ID #03337-011R 4.63 acres in Section 13,
Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida Changing Agricultural Land Use to Residential
Land Use Low Density.
3. Small. Scale Map Amendment Archie Barbee Parcel ID #03324-101R 3.04 acres in Section 24,
Township 5 South, Range 11 West,'Gulf County, Florida Changing Agricultural Land Use to Residential
Land Use Low Density.
4. Small Scale map Amendment St. Joe Land Company Parcel ID #06260-000R 9.4 acres in Section 1,
Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida Changing Agricultural Land Use to Residential
Land Use Low Density.
5. Preliminary Plat Approval Ruskin Shipp Wetappo Bend Parcel ID #03361 -OOOR and 03360-00OR -
16.694 acres in Section 23, Township 5, South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a proposed 27 unit
6. Preliminary Plat Approval St. John's Holdings St, John's Village Unit 1 Parcel ID #01369-000R 9.91
of 41.99 acres in Section 36, Township 3 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida a proposed 52 unit
7. Preliminary Plat Approval Inter Coastal Enterprises Latitude 85 Parcel ID #03486-OOOR and 03498-
000R 16.42 acres in Section 6, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida changing an
approved project with lower density.
8. Variance Parvey Development Company Piney Woods Beach Parcel ID #06288-015R 13.11 acres in
Section 22, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida requesting a road setback variance for
lots 11 lots.
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Mold-A-Male/Female Annual Youth Conference

By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
After a successful
weekend during the 16th
-Annual Youth Conference
* on Community Concerns,
organizer Maxine Gant said
she and other organizers are
looking toward the future.
Gant said it was
apparent after working with
.approximately 70 children
over the course of the three-
day conference, there was

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workshop sessions.
In conjunction 'with the
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a month.
Instead of waiting until
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workshops once ai. month to
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of independence.

Other positive
developments grew out of
the weekend conference that
was centered on helping
young children understand
the steps towards making,
saving and spending money
Dr. Fred Seamon of the
Jesse BallDuPontFoundation
conducted workshops on
Friday and Saturday with
local high school students.
In the Friday session,
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about their spending habits.
By calculating the money
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The highlights of the
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Swenk presented each of
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"He" basically gave them
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Fun in the Name of Newton am Kate xh
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By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
It was not your typical
case of a mild-mannered
teacher gone wild.
Port St. Joe Elementary
third-grade teacher Cindy
Phillips spent her summer
firing water rockets, hurling
'baseballs off of balconies and
riding through the halls of
Chipley High School on a
motorized scooter.
Lest you be. alarmed,
Phillips' madcap adventure
was committed with a
wink at Sir Isaac Newton
and sanctioned by two
institutions of learning, the
Panhandle Area Educational
Consortium and Florida
State University.
sponsored year-long math
and science professional
development program
culminated with a 10-day
summer session at Chipley
High School, where Phillips
and other Northwest Florida
teachers were schooled in
Newton's laws, kinematics,
dynamics, energy forms and
Phillips signed up for the
program at a faculty meeting
and urged her hesitant
colleagues to join in the fun.
At her school, she was the
only taker.
"Most people are scared
when you talk about Newton's
Laws," noted Phillips. "They're
scared of them and they're
scared to teach them."
The 10-day session was
not for the timid. Phillips
and eight of her fellow
teachers spent eight-hour
days engaged in hands-on

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Melissa Farrell, owner of
Joseph's Cottage, cleared her
shop of home furnishings and
unique gifts that typically
fill every' inch of space and
hosted a reception and
exhibit opening for St. Joe
Beach artist Sam Kates last
Thursday evening.
Kates welcomed residents
and visitors to witness his
newest and largest collection
of work to date.
As a retired museum

palms, bleached driftwood,
shrimp boats,. oyster skiffs
and historical sites, Kates
admits that in the area around
his new home on the recently
discovered "Forgotten Coast,"
he's certainly not lacking
inspiration for his paintings.
Kates' work is displayed
in galleries and shops
throughout the area. His
exhibit will be on display
at Joseph's Cottage through
Aug. 20.

science experiments led by
two McClay High School
"We hardly ever sat
down," said Phillips. "If we
were sitting down, they were
demonstrating something
that we had to figure out
While they were up,
Phillips and her colleagues
were measuring the rate of
acceleration of motorized
cars using spark timers,
which made a mark on
the floor at one-tenth and
one-hundredth of a second
"We measured 'til we
were sick of it," laughed
Phillips. "I was about getting
sick of those spark timers."
Phillips graphed her
results using an Excel
spreadsheet, something she
hopes to incorporate into her
math curriculum.
The majority of the
session's experiments were
aimed at teaching children
to apply scientific concepts
to their everyday lives.
Phillips rubbed matchbox
cars over different surfaces
in a friction experiment
and dropped baseballs and
sheets of paper from the
same height to demonstrate
the concepts of gravity and
wind resistance.
Ostensibly an experiment
to measure how body weight
affects speed, the scooter
rides were, said Phillips,
mainly "an invitation to
loosen up."
Using the knowledge
they'd gained in the fields of
energy, force and motion, the
teachers developed lesson

science does not have a
prominent place within the
elementary curriculum.
"Science kind of gets the
shaft in elementary school,"
said Phillips, who teaches
science an hour a day in the
second semester.
Though she has urged
the superintendent to let her
teach science all day at the
elementary school, Phillips
has managed to incorporate
some science in the reading
With the new school year
beginning, Phillips is already
on the lookout for future
science workshops and new
ideas to take back to her
"I wish they'd do another.
one," she said.

planner and,
director, Kates
has longed for
the day when he
could dedicate
himself and his
time to solely to
his painting.
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instructor Judy King (center) demonstrates momentum and energy
transfer concepts. Philips attended the 10-day math and science
session, sponsored by the Panhandle Area Educational Consortium
and Florida State University, this summer at Chipley High School.

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The lessons will be
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For her participation in
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Living History Each

Day Of The Year
by Tim Croft other pictures of the man at "I kissed her so mut
Star News Editor home and play. I'd like to have died fro

James 0. Johns of
Wewahitchka, better known
as "Daddy Doc," turned 100
years old last week, with the
annual celebration which has
marked his birthday for years
taking place in a Panama City
church. Nearly 400 family and
friends at least that was the
best those who counted could
tabulate turned out for the
bash, which included plenty
of joyful singing and praise
for a life well-lived.
In honor of Daddy Doc,-
we reprint here. a story writ-
ten in January as Mr. Johns
looked ahead toward hitting.
the century mark and back
over a. life that included the
glory of a large loving family,
a long nurturing marriage and
brushes with figures such as
Al Capone and Jimmy Hoffa.
Accompanying the story are
pictures taken last week of
Daddy Doc's huge multi-gen-
erational family, as well as

It's our way of wishing
Daddy Doc at happy 100th
Step across the thresh-
old of James Johns' home
in Wewahitchka and history
embraces you like hot choco-
late on a bitter day.
There's the six black-
and-white framed photo-
graphs dominating one wall,
portraits of six lovely new
An antique dining table
fronts a matching cabinet,
crystal goblets, the number
"50" engraved on them to
memorialize a long ago anni-
versary, prominent on the
top shelf.
Above the dining table,
looms a large photograph of
Johns most know him sim-
ply as "Daddy Doc"- and
his beloved wife of 65 "and
a half' years, Ruth, deco-
rated with roses like the ones
she loved so.


the (lipstick)," Johns said of
the woman he just called
Around the corner sits
the prized recliner, behind it
a wall of books.
Louis L'Amour paper-
backs all that are in print?
- and volumes of poetry and
history, along with mystery
Around the sitting room
are the mounted prizes, deer
and elk heads, of a man who
loved hunting so much he
was still bagging game at
And there are the photo
albums, brimming with
pictures of friends, fam-
ily, and poetry, each frame,
each sheet, carrying its own
memory to trigger in the still
active mind of James Oscar
Who means every word
when he says, "I'm a collec-
tor of people and poems and

history." The man born in rural long er
Above all, James Oscar Georgia at a time when a line be
Johns how he hated the household phone was hard- world.
Oscar which appeared below ly common who has lived (See D
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so many photographs of his
youth IS history.

enough to see the phone
come a window to the

ADDY DOC on Page 2B)

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Who can remember the
first times, in Georgia then
Miami, that indoor electric-
ity, as opposed to the kero-
sene of his youth, lit the
"Of course, the bill was
kind of staggering," Johns
remembered, his eyes widen-
ing as if he could still see an
old bill.
"Now, you get it for prac-
tically nothing."
The man worked for Al
Capone when the gangster
lived in Miami Beach, and
who at a later time bumped
'paths with Jimmy Hoffa.
The man whose 100th
,birthday is right around the
corner, and yet who until a
year or so ago was still driving
himself from Wewahitchka to
Miami, his former residence,
handling every dad blame
"545 miles" as he proudly
-ticked off the number.
Timed, according to
the parents' doctors, to the
arrival of grandchild No. 44,
!Daddy Doc will hit .the cen-
tury mark on July 28.
With another of the
blasts, complete with plenty
of singing and poetry and
Scommuning and daughter,
which have marked his path
through the past decade.
"I love them," Johns said
of his annual birthday bash-
es. "I get money."
As son-in-law Eddie
Drake chimed in, "What else

can you get a 99-year-old
man but money?"
Not that Daddy Doc's age
is all that evident.
Sure, there are good
days and -bad, days when
the memory is 'a little fuzzier,
when the bad knee requires
more push on the cane, days
when the stories ramble a
bit. I
The memories, though,
remain intact.
"He don't forget," said
daughter Geraldine Drake.
"He may go around the mul-
berry bush, but hell always
come back to it."
But those trips around
the mulberry bush, well, they
are something to treasure,
like a meandering boat ride
down the Apalachicola River
on a gorgeous spring day,
they flow from Daddy Doc's
gray matter.
"I'm in pretty good health
for all the mileage," Holmes
said during a recent visit at
his home.
Which, of course, includ-
ed a tasty repast of chicken
in a bag with veggies, Daddy
Doc's specialty, and one
which under Daddy Doc's
spell melts any guests' resis-
tance to intrude on supper.
Take this car business.
Until a year or so ago, Daddy
Doc, all of 97, was still mak-
ing the drive himself to

Photo courtesy of Darla Cooper
Daddy Doc is show above with his great-grandchildren that were present at his birthday celebration

Miami for family ,reunions,
for visits.
Finally, in the last year,
Geraldine put her foot down.
No more driving by him-
self at least if the trip was
to Miami. Around town, okay,
South Florida, uh, no.
"I used to make them
mind," Daddy Doc said of
his six daughters. "Now they
make me mind.
"I feel good: I still jump-
in the car and go where I
want to go."
Age hasn't slowed the
man who once hunted quail
and turkey from Miami to
Boca Raton, before South
Florida was paved into a
parking lot, and who once
owned as many as 35 hunt-
ing dogs and trained dozens
more, from another of his
.He bagged his most
recent deer "a doe" he said
almost apologetically at the

age of 98.
And whatever Bible verse
it was about going forth and
multiply, well, Daddy Doc,
a man of deep Pentecostal
faith, took that one to heart.
Johns came from a large
family .his mother, by way
of gene mapping, lived to be
94 and produced a family
of six.
He now has 23 grand-
children and 43 great-grand-
children, with one more in
the oven.
"We're kind of a prolific
outfit," Holmes said with a
sly chuckle.
"This bunch believes in
history. I am history."
It's there in the tales.
Such as the one about
Al Capone, or rather several
about the famous gangster of
the 1920's.

It so happened that
Johns, who oversaw a paint-
ing. crew at the time, paint-
ed Capone's house on three
times occasions.
"Scarface" was mean as
, a "snake," Holmes said, but
always insisted on a first-
name relationship, "Johnny"
and "Al."
"The first time I called
him Mr. Capone he said, 'I
don't got for anybody call-
ing me Mr. Capone,' Hol-
mes remembered. "I'm just
Al Capone. Call me that and
then we can be friends.
"I treated him with kid
gloves and played to his
every whim."
Daddy Doc pulls a razor-
sharp pocketknife from his
pants and talks of a particu-
lar problem Capone had one
Seemed the thousand

dollar Oriental rug the gang-
ster had put down in his
bedroom was too plush.
He couldn't press his foot
hard enough on the pedal
to beckon his servant from
Capone asked "Johnny"
what he was going to do
about it.
After some explanation,
Johns, like a doctor with a
scalpel, sliced a small inci-
sion in that swanky rug, cre-
ating enough of an open-
ing to press the pedal, but
one no one else would ever
Not all the memories
are good the mugging of
his wife in Miami compelled
the move to Wewahitchka in
1972. There remains a long-
ing when he talks of their
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Daddy Doc -

Christmas Day wedding
nearly 77 years ago.
But, by and large, this
man of so many interests
and abilities have we gotten
to his painting of the East
and West Bay bridges in Bay
County marries story with
a chuckle.
Take his nickname.
Johns always greeted
everybody as "Doc." One day,
one of his grandchildren, at
age two and out of respect
mixed with mimicry, called
him Daddy Doc. The moniker
"He's funny, he's very
entertaining," said Robin
Lester of Wewahitchka.
A lover of poetry, also.
"Hereditary," Johns said,
noting his father's love of
Johns has volumes of
the stuff, and his photo
albums contain poems writ-
ten by grandchildren and
great-grandchildren to mark
his birthdays when they
begin with "9" they're pretty
much milestones.
"He used to be able to
quote all kinds of poems, just
ramble them off," said Linda
Chumney, who with her hus-
band, Mike, has become part
of the Johns family. ,
What started as com-
muning at church grew to
something far more special,
Mike helping' the man with
six daughters with all sorts
of work.
Johns, proudly, again
and again, noted that 'Mike
was a stout 6-foot-7, 200-
plus pounds.
"My husband is like his
son, like the son he never
had," Chumney said with a
Daddy Doc still stews up
his own brand of barbecue
sauce the recipe is one he
came up with more than 50
years ago and can speak
about grafting plants and
flowers as if standing in a
The roses in his front
yard used to lure admirers.
He has grafted, in his yards
in Miami and Wewahitchka,
peaches, mangoes and avo-
"He's very good with flow-
ers," Lester said. "Anyone.
around here who has a prob-
lem, he knows exactly what's
wrong and what to do."
With pluck, and his
favorite suit jacket or hunt-
ing dog shirt, Daddy Doc is
looking forward to the shin-



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dig in July, when he hits
triple digits.
And if his family isn't
careful, he's liable to drive
himself over to Callaway and
the church where the party
will be convened.
There are no secrets to
longevity, Johns said, as the
inquirer sought to deduce
how they might live to Johns'
jaunty state of mind and
"The man upstairs has
been good to me," Johns said.
"When I joined the church, I
stopped smoking, drinking
and cussing. I think that
Then he laughed.

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at St. Joseph State Park


scalloping season, scallop
cleaning techniques will also
be shown. Participants from
the audience will be invited
to share in the demonstra-
tion, so be prepared to get
your feet wet! No fees other
than the standard $4 entry
fee will be charged for this
free program.
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Gulf Front 105401 52,250,000
Breathtaking Gulf front property with a
screened in heated pool luxurious hot tub
Private boardwalk to prijote beach

Canal Front 106282 5895,000
4 2 5 Cottage ,n Waterside Village develop-

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

Interior 106211 5587,000
Nestled in a cozy neighborhood lust 2 blocks
from the beach This 3 2 5 sits on 1 2 acre

Canal Front 106552 5995,000
4 '2 5 Cottage in Waterside Village Localed
on the canal in Mexico Beach

Interior 104298 5450,000
Well built 2 1 home ..ih large screened
porch Only t:eps to the beach

Interior 105391 5425,000
Nice 3 2 mob-le home on corner lot in the
heart of Mex.co Beach Fenced back yard

Gulf View 104429 51,200,000
Beautiful 3.'3 home along dedicated beach
Privacy fence in back yard

Canal Front 105496 S639,000
Canal Front and Gulf View! Boar slip .vih lfT
A 2.2 that'; perfect

Gulf View 105914 51,200,000
Musl 'ee to trul$ appreciate the possibilnies
thao ao.oI this 6 4 home along ded,caled

Canal Front 105848 5995,000
4 2 5 Cottage in Mex-co Beach Canal Fioni in
Waterside VIlage development

Gulf View 104407 S1,287,000
Across from dedicated beach Awesome view
of the Gulf and sunset eGery evening 4-2
home ready io move into and enjoy

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

Gulf View 104020 5395,000
Very n.ce 2 2 5 to..nhouse in Mex.co Beach

Close to Beach 105861 5415,000
Gulfv,ea lov. home is just steps a.,ay from
the beach

Interior 105801 5359,000
A quaint 3'2 home just a short walk to
Interior 101741 $239,000
A great beach retreat oni a short .alk or golf
cart ride to beach

Canal Front 105311 5749,000
Waters.de village e i: loc6ted ,n the heart of
Mexico Beach -'ith amenities such as boot
dock etc

Gulf View 105388 5950,000
Immaculate 5-.4 beach home built in 2000
th a spectacular '.ie.v of the Gulf

Interior 106297 5247,000
There are 2 mobile homes on this lot both ore
2 1 2 1 2 blocks from beach

Gulf View 106415 5995,000
3'3 Gulf Vie. home located .n Beacon Hill

Interior 106375 5275,000
Spacious 3, 2 doubleAde mobile home with
screened porch and storage shed area outside
2 1/2 blocks from beach

Commercial 106165 5275,000
Excellent location in downion Port S, Joe
Zoned commercial bus-ness
Interior 103895 S299.000
Must seel Brand new 3, 2 5 home on corner lot.
Spacious floor plan.
Bay Front 103551 $1,395,000
3 Bay front lots located near the heart of
Highland View

Interior 102087 5519,000
Very large custom built 4.,3 home .n Gulfaire

Interior 104457 5425,000
Beautiful 3,2 br.ck home with spacious rooms
and a huge bard near school:

Interior 104146 5237,500
2 1 home Lois of potent.ol in Pan St Joe

Interior 104655 5235,000
Nice deck around pool Beautiful landscaped
8 person tacuzzi, shed. privacy fence. 1,'2 mIle
from schools in Port St Joe

Gulf View 102494 5525,000
Gulf View from the numerou- decks T.vo and
a half lotsil Countless upgraded. Whirlpool
tub etc

Interior 104983 5297,000
This -s a must seel Tolally reno.aied 3 1 5 in
Port St Joe

WindMark 105936 $3,950,000
Nice home located in W.ndmark Beach. locate.
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103748 5639,000


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Gulf View 103497 5365,000
Gul i .l: Iron d upper leel: .i.h appropiiare tloor
plan Greal Ic. af the end c> ihe I. Ei
Mexico Beach 103498 55,000,000
The home i'ute.d -n h, property, '.:. ccn.e, a.ih
land purchase in .15 S vi ccrd.lIon
Mexico Beach 105375 5239,900
Walking d.ilance to Gull 1 tme-i'c-. Clear-dt

Interior 106752 5124,900
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Interior 1.06753 $249,900
3 lots located at corner of CR 386 and Borders Road.
Opportur.ilie knocl,.ing Loi t .;:E; 2 13 acce'
Interior 106294 5269,900
75,150 loi in St Joe Ba,:h J..i:l 2 block: from
Gulf View 105389 5775,000
90,93 tlo .ith Gull .e. A perfec' place to b'jIld
our beach home
Gulf View 104321 5695,000
i80 58 loi a ,l ,11.gh....a '8 in S Joe Beach J lois
a.alable :c,r.ed commer,.ol

Overstreet 104027
185 oft creAkronf 'eIluiio P.:,s'.,blin.
Sgaolore fOr this b.?al.,-iLII 3 ac:re par:cel


Overstreet 102536 S325,000
Build loday minutes from the ocearn and
Gulf Front 106440 S 1,375,000
478M50 Gulf froni lo calledd or, Cape Son BIa0

Gulf View 106866 5595,000
Gulf V.e., lo' in Cape Sar. Bia: irrgu,lar :haped loi
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Cape San Bias 102841
GulF.,e,' lot al Summer band:


River Front 106358 S150,000
,ery nice aeotroni lncl on Ihn Dead Lake.: in
WeVcah.tchka 334 3iu100

Excellent for mini ranch or ,nvestmenl to sub. Water Front 104935 576,000
d.ivde Residential Commercial 210-200 cree fror, lot .n H board; Creak

Interior 103896 S450,000
A beau.tful place in the country bur yet close
to low.n A home s..th 4 acre! located on
Bodie L-ster Rd Many options for this property
A 1 'I on a large parcel Room to remodel and

Interior 101926 5154,900
Beautiful. large custom 5 3 ranch home to be
moved Enjoy the high life today

Interior 104453 5249,000
Custom bulIt, impeccably maintained 3.2 on
2.5 acres

River Front 104648 5225,000
Beautiful 4 2 5 home located on Ch-pola
Ri.er. Fish tom your private dock A fIsher-
mans delight Home is elevated 'th sunroom
and upper deck Downstairs has oyster shuck-
ing room half bath patios 4 decks Yard .

Historic District 105742 $995,000
Beautiful o '5 home .n Apolachicola

Indian Pass 102115 5375,000
Gre lo area ot a great price =r. the eer.l.on a Ind,,a
Interior 106498 S 150,000
Commercial I-i :.r,in ghhay 96 *,-- Carrobelle

Carrabelle 105190 5599,900
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and o beaunA.il .e oat Irrm.ber i la.-.d ar.d c.r, .
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Carrabelle 104894 5239,000
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Monday through Sept. from
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Another level indeed.

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Kahlan Andrea Gant
was born July 13 at Gulf
Coast Community Hospital
in Panama City. She weighed
seven pounds, 14 ounces
and was 19.5 inches long.
Kahlan is the daughter
of Everett Andreaus Gant
and Kara Alania Coachman.
Maternal grandmother
is Paula Coachman of
Homerville, and paternal
grandparents are Adrian and
Gloria Gant of Port St. Joe.



Saturday, August 6
1la.m- 4 p.m. EST

By Beth Bprch
What I witnessed and
was also a part of took "caring
for our residents" to another
level on Saturday, July 9, one
day before Hurricane Dennis
made landfall.
The organization that
had taken place prior to
Saturday -was more than
I could think about, being
a .rookie and all. However,
the, seasoned Department
Managers and Unit Managers
knew EXACTLY what/needed
to be done, when to do it and
who was going to do it.
T'he entire process had
se' eral stages. There was the
"Advance Team." This group
of Ipeople went up at the
Cirst hint of evacuation. They
'prepared the site by getting
the rooms and kitchen ready
for our arrival. They were
prepared to check in each
resident as they entered the
Then there is the "Retreat
Team"'and "Receiving Team".
These teams worked together
at time of evacuation. Medical
supplies, medicine carts, and
specialty equipment, were
loaded onto two U-haul trailers
and many personal trucks.
The Residents 'were loaded



onto three school buses, and
two facility vans. This took
approximately two hours to
complete. After departure, the
"Receiving Team" was able to
go home and prepare for the
approaching storm and for
our eventual return.
Once the Residents and
"Retreat Team" arrived at
Florida State Hospital, the
unloading began. Residefits
were quickly unloaded and
taken to their rooms to relax.
Within two hours it appeared
that we had been there
forever. Everyone, fell right
into his or her duties without
missing a beat.
Therapy even kept up
with their caseload. I was
privileged to witness one
resident walk by himself for
the first time in months. As
the three of us hugged in
celebration, tears came to all
of our eyes. Isn't it great
that something that special
.can happen under those
Some team members had
their families with them with

a few celebrating birthdays
and one couple celebrated
a wedding anniversary.
Children had their own area
that they could play in and
the Activities Department
kept them happy and fed.
Spouses were as much as part
of the team as the employees.
I don't know what we would
have done without some of
them. Thank you!
A constant stream of
people watched the weather
and gave reports back to
families via cell phone that
had left for another part of
the state or even to another
state. There were lots of hugs
and words of support for
those who felt sure they had
lost everything.
Finally, the storm
had passed and we could
go home. Calls .were being
made. to the "Retreat Team".
to report for duty Monday
morning. The return home
started very early and the
last bus was unloaded about
1:30. Some employees had to
drive for three hours to get

I 07o. ehqqet p

By Kay Kelley
Dollar weed.
I have seen grown,
respectable men go bonkers
over dollar weeds in their
lawns. Seriously. They think
the round spots of green" in
their otherwise perfect sod'
lawns look hideous, and
they know their neighbors
secretly think less of them
for their inability to control
it. They pull out all the stops
in terms of time spent and
money invested, to get rid of
that dreaded weed. But dollar
weed is one plant that can
crawl back and forth between
the. lawn and flowerbeds,
getting attacked on both
fronts, and thrive. It deserves
respect, if not admiration. It
has to be godd for something,
if only for making grown men
go bonkers.
Dollar weed has a waxy,
shiny leaf, and droplets
sprayed onto it roll right
off into the middle and
down the stem. It seems to
thrive' on glysophate,, the
active ingredient in popular

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vegetation killers. Ill admit
to trying to kill the stuff by
spraying it. Trying. Rarely
'Botanically known
as hydrocotyle boriensis,
dollar weed is a perennial
plant which spreads just
underground by way of
rhizomes that look like thick
white roots. These 'roots?
produce evenly spaced nodes
and each node grows one
leaf and a set of roots. Any
break in the rhizome results
in a new plant. It is a bugger
to get rid of, especially in
lawns. Just try to get rid of
it by tilling it into the soil. Ha
Hall Doesn't work. What you
get are literally thousands of
individual plants that grow
out of rhizomes all criss-
crossed among each other,
and they break when you
try to pull them out because
there are just... too... many.
Facing the proliferation
of a weed they can't control,
many people turn to
chemicals. Weed and feed
types of herbicide, when used
correctly and at the right
time of year, are effective
at killing dollar weed, for a

here because their normal
route had been washed
away. Some employees came
in even though their homes
were damaged. Without the
"Retreat Team" there would
not have been a light at the
end of the tunnel.
There were many heroes
this past weekend, not
only employees and family
members, but brave residents
who met the challenges
with smiles on their face.
We have .an awesome team

Book Signing at

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Carole L. Kelley, author
of ...And Now Goodbye,
will be signing her book on
Saturday, Aug. 6, at Books A
Million in Panama City from
1-3 p.m. CST.
Carole's book was
received with much acclaim
.at the BookExpo in New York
City on June 3-5. Her sequel,
...And Now Hello, will be
released in Nov. 2006.

while; anyway. But the active
ingredient in the most widely
sold brands contain an
active ingredient that makes
hermaphrodites out of frogs,
and collects in the tissues
of human organs. Would
you really want your sweet
grandchild playing in a yard
that has been treated thus?
Lawns are one issue, and
flower beds are another. I
would rather weed than spray
because when I am through I.
want a bed that is clean and
weed-free. I do not want to
look at it a week later and
see yellowing weeds in death
throes. Sometimes dollar-
weeding is actually kind of
fun, in a masochistic sort
of way. In a well-mulched
bed dollar weed grows along
the top of the ground, under
the mulch, and it is easy to
roll the mulch: back and do
a more thorough job. If you
want to engage a child in
gardening, teach him to trace
the underground 'roots' and
challenge him to find a longer
one than you.
The more compact the
soil, though, the thinner and
deeper the rhizomes, and the
harder they are to get -out.
It makes a real good case
for mulching and amending,
even in these sandy soils.

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Sylvine and Lyle Ake

Akes Celebrate

30 Years
Lyle and Sylvine Ake
celebrated their 30th wedding
anniversary on July 23 with
family and friends around the
pool.. A tiki party planned by
their children was a special

One summer. I got tired
of the endless weed whacking
that my' property required
and resorted to using an
herbicide. I glysophated under
fence lines and under boats
and around 'outbuildings. At
some point I stopped and
really looked at what I was
doing. I was exterminating
a very attractive shiny round
bright green leaf with an
interesting interveinal pattern
and scalloped edge, in favor
of thin, ragged, scrappy
grass. I was struck humble
by the audacity of what I
was doing. If dollar weeds
weren't endemic to this area
and were difficult to grow,
we'd snap them up ifi gallon
containers at the garden
centers. Instead, here, what
grows healthy and naturally
is The Enemy.
Driving along Hwy. 98
the other day and perusing
landscapes as I am wont to
do, I spied at the beach home
of an old acquaintance a
nicely bermed and mulched
oleander hedge, with a shiny
patch of dollar weed crawling
up one side. I smiled. Even
with the best of lawn service,
dollar weed is one you can'
hardly control.
Once, I totally eliminated a
really bad infestation of dollar
weed from a landscaped bed
at a local business. The -bed
had been planted long before
with Indian hawthorne and
liriope, and the dollar weed
grew up through the roots
of those plants, impossible
to spray and impossible to
pull. I dug out those plants
and pulled every, strand of
dollar weed from around their
roots. Then I spent two solid
days...with a helper... sifting
dollar weed rhizomes out of
that soil. Probably everybody
who saw us sweating out
there on the sidewalk in the
hot sun, sifting dirt, thought
we were simple minded "and
badly in need of work. But
I am proud of the fact that
for the small fee of two days
labor times two people, that
business owner got rid of the
dollar weed problem in that
, one little bed, for good!

Tom Bailey "



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Young Hula Dancers Perform

On July 4, our very
own Frank Pate Park was
transformed into a little bit of
Polynesia. There were lovely
hula dancers, swaying palm
trees and a warm gentle
What began as a group
of little hula dancers doing
a few routines turned into
a small Polynesian Revue,
courtesy of Malia's Hula/
Native American Dance
First, hula instructor Lisa
Faipea performed a dance to
"Dance Hula Girl." Then her
daughter Malia gracefully
demonstrated an ancient
Kahiko number called,
"Kawika." This particular
style is not performed very
often for the public.
Then 15 of Port St. Joe's
young ladies stunned their
family, friends and the public
by dancing to' three famous
hula songs.
"I couldn't have asked
for a better performance,"
Faipea said. "I am so proud
of them."
She. added that the
students have been working
on this for about seven
One of our students, six-
year old Kerigan Pickett, had
only been in the class for
about three weeks.

. .


"She did wonderfully,"
Faipea added.
Just when everyone was

enjoying the swaying of hula
skirts, Malia Faipea shocked
them with the heart-stopping,
jaw-dropping, hip shaking
dance of the island of Tahiti.
"This style of Polynesian
dance isn't anything like
hula," says Malia. "It takes
about a year of continuous
training to master the'
technique. It's too difficult
to' explain. You have to see
the dance to appreciate its
To conclude the show,
St. Joe's famous Native
American grass dancer
Justin Armstead performed.
"Although this is mostly a
hula show, I asked my son to
perform for us because I am
constantly being approached
by people wanting to know
when hell be dancing again.
He is part of our dance
group," Faipea said.
Malia's Hula/Native
American Dance School
would like to thank Jessica
Quintana, director of our
group, Coastal Radio for
their awesome sound system
and for all the mothers and
fathers of our dancers for
their support in making this
show such a success. An
additional thanks is extended
to Tim Gussman for taking
our photographs.

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Wash one load of laundry
Run a small appliance for 2 hours.
Run a ceiling fan for 1 hour.
Watch a color TV for 20 minutes.
Burn a 40-watt bulb for 2 hours.

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S9 The Potter's House
Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
850-639-5993 850-639-4588
636 Second Street Post Office Box 631 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Sunday Morning Worship & Sunday School
10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.

1 Constitution and Mon
(850) 22
Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School: 10:00a.m.

Morning Worhip: 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 6:00p.m.
Evening Wohip: 7:00p.m.
AllTimes are EST

ument Port St. Joe
Dan Rhodes
jeff kityt
Minister of MusiciYouth .
Deborah Lylss
liectorofChild u Minittrio

Jesus is Lord an He is waiting

ligl anb ti w aptil ( urt
382 Lisig Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456

AMke Westbrook,

Sunday School
Morning Worship
Evening Service
Discipleship Training
Wednesday Prayer

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

The Catholic Church of Gouf County

Welcomes You

St. Joseph
20th dMonument
Port St. Joe, FL

St. Lawrence Mission
Hwy 71 North
Wewahitchka, FL

(850) 227-1417
Weekend Mass schedule

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

11:00 am (CT)

508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
.Sunday Worship
10:00 a.m, Sixteenth Street
Fepkiwship Time
Adult School
11:00 a.m. /
*Sundav School 0
*Ytung Children
H.ghay 71. Cecil Cosi.n Sr BI'
PAutoi Ret. J. Reid Ctnontro,,

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111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410

Sudq WorshipServices:9 00 a m. CST
Sudql h ool:10-15 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico leach United Methodist (Curch
nuosteR PmovIIDI
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820

Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship ... -c
i0:30 Sunday Morning ApolochicolaHwy. 98 Panama..ny
7:00 Wednesday Evening <
Pastors Andrew _
Cathy Rutherford Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates ( FamilyieChurch
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net v 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

" You're 3mong frIends at
Oak rove ssembofod

David .3. fernandez. Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 Parsonage: 850-2296271
613 Madison Street Port St. Joe. fK
Schedule of Services

Xids on

school 9:45am MiddWeek, Meal 5:00pm
rWorship 10:45am UMid'WeekBible Study 6:15pm
the Move 10:45am Ministry In Action 6:15pm
Cross Training Youth 6:15pm
Men's Ministry- Monday- 6:30pm
Ladles ministryy Tuesdav- 7 o00pm
Dynamic Praise i Worship Preachin thee Pure i'Word

Church of Christ

at the Beaches
I 314 Firehouse Road *
\ OVERSTREET 850-647-1622
Sunday Bible Study: 10:00 am EST
S" Sunday Worship: 11:00 am EST
\ Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00 pm

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

,1311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456

SUNDAY GeneralAssemb9:45 a.m.* Bible Study all ages 10m.
Morning Wrship 11 a.m. *Evening Worship 6p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6p.m
Prayer Meeting &d Youth Group 7p.m.
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nicholsr
Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725

First Baptist Church
Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Michael Rogers, Minister to Students
Sunday School ........................... 9:45 am
Morning Worship Service .. 8:30 & 11:00 am
Disciple Training .......................... 6:00 pm
Evening Worship ........................ 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ........... 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM.. 7:49 am ET

The friendly place to worship!

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

ff -L41 "A Reformed Voice
NiSi in the Community"

t"cI j Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor

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

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

Long Avenue Baptist Church

Where Faith, Family cr

Friendship are found

Shark Bait...Recent tragedies, here in Florida resulted in the loss of life for one young woman
& injuries to a couple of young men after shark encounters. I don't know much about sharks, but
I know I doh't want to be in their territory, nor do I want to do or have anything that draws their
attention. 6
The Bible warns us that the devil is very dangerous. We are to "resist the devil"so that he will 'flee"
from us. There are many physical danger zones. There are many spiritual danger zones. Hide God's
Word in your heart. Think thoughts that are pure. Resist the devil & draw near to God, today!
1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL For More Information Call 229-8691

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

9:15am and 6:00pm 7:00pm

New Life Christian Center to Host Revival
New Life Christian Church will be hosting a revival featuring special guest Brother Joel
Christopher Ali and his wife Cathy from Trinidad. The revival will begin Sunday, August 7
with the morning service at 11 a.m. and evening service at 6:30 p.m. Services will continue
Monday through Thursday, August 8-11 beginning at 7 p.m. nightly. Pastors Johnny and
Shirley Jenkins invite everyone to come and be blessed.

Sunday Dinner at New Bethel A.M.E
Dinner will be served at the New Bethel A.M.E. Church on Sunday, Aug. 7, from 11:30
a.m. until 2 p.m. for a donation of $6.
The menu is baked or fried chicken, dressing, string beans, corn casserole, roll, cake
and tea. You may eat in or take out dinners. To place an order call 229-6179. The church is
located at 246 Avenue C.

Where Do You Stand?

Is your life built on the
solid Rock, or is it on shift-
ing sand.

Letter of Thanks
The family of Chris
Schoelles would like to
extend their sincere thanks
for all the kindness shown to
us after the recent loss of our
loved one. We would also like
to extend a special thanks
also to Gulf County EMS.

Maurice Adams
Mr. Maurice Adams, 88,
of St. Joe Beach passed away
Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at
his home. A native of upstate
New York, he retired from
Fairbanks in Binghamton,
NY, He was a faithful wit-
ness of Jehovah all his life,
and attended the Kingdom
Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses,
Port St. Joe Congregation.
Survivors include his
wife, Grace Adams; his
children, Karen Bergfjord
and husband John, Carl
Adams and wife Mary,
Charlotte Reigles and hus-
band Charles, Barbara
Luster and husband Robert,
June Bixby, Doreen Adams;
stepdaughter Jennifer
Meeker; Maude Adams;
many grandchildren; and
four great-grandchildren.
He would like to express
his appreciation to his care-
taker of many years, Dr.'
Vincent Ivers. Also, for their
loving care, Lisa, Tracy, Jane
and Cindy from A&A Home
A memorial service was
held Saturday, July 30 at
3 p.m. ET at the Kingdom
- Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses,
335 Selma Street, St. Joe
Beach, presided by Dale
'All services were under
the direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home.

Roselle Gaskin

Mrs. Roselle Gaskin,
91, of Wewahitchka, passed
away Tuesday, August 2, at
her home. Mrs Gaskin, was
a ,lifelong resident of Gulf
County and was a very active
charter member of Westside
Baptist Church.
She is survived by her
children, Charles Gaskin and
wife Etna of Wewahitchka,
Vera Tomas of -Lakeland, and
Sue Dickens of Wewahitchka;

Are you being led by
Satan, or holding the Master's
Are you living a lie and
only professing, or are you
living the truth, and really
Some play with religion,
just talking 'the talk, others
practice religion, by walking
the walk.
If you want to go to heav-
en, please don't play, just
practice your religion each

seven grandchildren; and ten
The funeral service will
be held at 10:00 a.m. CDT
Thursday, August 4, at
Westside Baptist Church,.
conducted by the Rev. Derrick
Gerber. Interment will follow
in the family plot in Jehu
Cemetery. She will lie in state
at the church Wednesday
evening from 6:00 until 8:00
p.m. CDT and for an hour
prior to the funeral. Flowers
will be accepted, and those
who wish may make dona-
tions to the Westside Baptist
Church Building Fund.

and every day.
You might know more
about the Bible, than most
folks do.
But from what I under-
stand,' it's not what you
know, but who.
So give your heart to
Jesus, let Him have control
Because the Bible plainly
says, there is no other way.
Billy Johnson

11:00 AM E.S.T. Thursday,
August 4, at Highland View
Baptist Church of Port St.
Joe with Rev. Mike Westbrook
officiating. Entombment
will follow at Holly Hill
Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers
the family requests memorial
contributions be made. to the
Building Fund at Highland
View Baptist Church.
Expressions of :sympathy
may be submitted and viewed
at our online obituaries link

Wallace Guillot Louise Hart

Mr. Wallace Guillot, age
77, of Port St. Joe, passed
away Monday, August 1, at
a local hospital. He was born
in Bealdeau, LA and moved
to this area in 1947 from
Louisiana., Mr. Guillot was
a retired papermaker with'
St. Joe Paper Co. and was
a member and deacon of
the Highland View Baptist
Church of Port St. Joe. He
loved to hunt and fish.
Mr. Guillot is survived by'
his wife of 57 years, Emma
Guillot of Port St. Joe; his
children, Dewana Johnson
and husband Ricky of
Ashford, AL, Donny Guillot
and wife Yvonne of Port St.
Joe, and Serena Fleming.
and husband James "Flip"
of Ferriandina Beach, Fla;
two brothers, Dick Bringol
of Wisner, LA and 'Edward
Bringol of Vidalia, LA; two
sisters, Opal Lumus of
New Iberia, LA, and Lillian
Brownell of Wisner, LA;
and. seven grandchildren,
Heather Morris, Rikki Leigh
Johnson, Lacey Johnson,
Kale Guillot, Devin Guillot,
Bryson Fleming, and Beau.
Grayson Fleming.
Services will be held at

Mrs. Louise Hart, 67,
of Beacon Hill, 'passed
away Monday,,'August 1, in
Jacksonville, FL. Mrs Hart
was a lifelong resident of Gulf
County and was a member
of Highland View Baptist
Survivors include her
husband, Curtis Hart of
Beacon Hill; two sons,
Raymond Hart and wife
Marcia of St. Joe Beach and
Randy Hart and wife Sandra
of Texas; her grandchildren,
Randy, Tina, Jason, and
Jeremy; and her; brother,
Wayne Bishop and wife
Laverne of Lynn Haven.
The funeral service will
be held at 10:00 a.m. EDT
Wednesday August. 3, at
the Highland View. Baptist
Church, conducted by
the Rev. Mike. Westbrook.
Interment will follow in the
family plot in Pleasant Rest
Cemetery, Overstreet. The
family will receive friends
at the church prior to the
funeral. Those who wish may
make donations to an organ
transplant organization.


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Established 1937 Servina Gulf countY and surroundinq areas for 67 years The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, August 4, 2Q05 7B

Workshops Discuss New Growth Management Legislation and FDOT Funding

The' Florida Legislature System (SIS) and the County legislation, the Florida
Recently approved, and Incentive Grant Program DepartmentofTransportation
Governor Jeb Bush signed (CIGP). Additionally, SB (FDOT) will be programming
into law sweeping legislation 360 creates an exciting new an additional $300 million
that overhauls the state's program that seeks to reward statewide for the SIS
growth management laws. those areas that plan for and emerging SIS in FY

iRecycling Unwanted Cell Phones

The legislation, SB 360,
provides additional funding
for the Strategic Intermodal
Worldwide demand
for the latest cell phone
technology is projected to
generate sales of more than
740 million ,new phones in
2005, according to industry
sources. Most of these
purchases are replacements
for cell phones that are
working, but which lack the
latest features, such as a
camera or Internet access.
For consumers reluctant
to discard aen otherwise
functional phone, or for
those who may be concerned
about the environmental
effects of thousands of tons
of batteries and electronics in
America's landfills, recycling
those unwanted cell phones
is the solution.
.,Most cell phone users
don't know that ever cell
phone sold in the United
States is required to be able
to place an emergency call to
911, even without a contract
with a carrier such as Verizon
-or Cingular. This makes a
"recycled phone useful as
'an. emergency means of
calling for help for those
unable to afford a monthly
contract, such as residents
.living in battered women's
shelters. However, this form
of recycling accounts for
only a tiny percentage of the
-avalanche ofWorking, unused
* phones which accumulate in
desk drawers in hores and
As more and' more cell
* "phone customers upgrade
'their phones, for the latest
features and gadgets, many
have expressed a growing
",'interest in finding a simple.
useful way to turn- their
unwanted phones into
cash 'for themselves' or a
favorite cause.
Surprisingly. c
there is a demand
for, good used cell
phones, primarily .
.for export to other
countries that are
.just developing their
networks. The reason: it
,,is less expensive to put up
cell phone towers than to
run regular phone lines to
homes and businesses in
,underdeveloped areas. Once
. this in frastructure is in place,
inexpensive recycled cell

transportation on a regional 200
basis. this
As a result 'of this to b
phones handsets complete pho
the process of bringing,
modern communications to Pac
some of the least developed Corp
areas of the world. Older.cell buy
phones, often more rugged pho
and reliable than the latest and
models, are highly practical- exci
in this environment. YM(
In other cases, some of other
'the newer models are often fun(
remanufactured for resale in used
the United States, often with mer
prepaid plans, or sometimes they
offered as a "free" phone with even
an annual contract. for t
So while there is a home
somewhere for that cell phone www
gathering dust, getting it there. as
is the-challenge. The logistics indi
of collecting, processing and inte:
recycling used cell phones unw
requires a great cash
deal of --
skill, and Io
is tough I :
to do on
a small '
scale. .. .
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S "' Oklahoma
City suburb
of Edmond has carved out
a. niche in recycling used
cell phones and is working
with individuals, non-profit
organizations and even large
businesses to turn used cell

5/2006. To accommodate
increase, there will have
e significant acceleration
nes into extra money.
According to Tom
e, CEO of PaceButler
portion, "Every day we
thousands of used cell
nes from individuals
businesses. But most
ting is helping churches,
CAs, Scout troops and
er organizations with their
d-raising. By collecting
d cell phones from their
mbers and the public,
can raise hundreds,
i, thousands, of dollars
their causes."
The company's website,,
w.pacebutler.com, serves
an online resource for
viduals and groups
rested in turning their
wanted cell phones into
"'We pay up to $50 each
r some of the newer cell
phones that are in good
working condition,"
Pace said. "However,
some of the older
models, or ones that
are not in working
condition, have no
Even those that
can't be reused can still
be recycled.
"The non-working
items and their
batteries are sold
. ) to scrap -material
processors, which
keeps the materials
out of landfills.".
People who would
prefer to donate their
used cell phones to benefit
worthy cause can look on
e I nternet for the American
Phone Drive at 'www.
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This affiliate helps people
find a handy place to drop off
their unwanted cell phones,
i th the' value going to the
heritablele cause of their

"This is truly a win-
win solution for everyone,"
said Pace. "People working
to ge their can make a difference
in helping the environment,
themselves and others."
For more information
about recycling used cell
phones, including how to
earn cash back for unwanted
phones, go online to www.
pacebutler.com or www.
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in our Work Program. For
CIGP, the legislation provided
District Three (northwest
Florida) with $1,992,000
additional funds (for a total
of $3.7 million CIGP funds
for FY '06) to provide grants
to counties to improve
transportation facilities
located on the State Highway
System (SHS) or facilities
that relieve congestion on
the SHS.
The new transportation
program created by SB 360

is entitled the Transportation
Regional Incentive Program,
or TRIP for short. The TRIP
provides financial incentive
for regional' transportation
planning, leverages funds
for regionally significant
transportation facilities and
links financial investments
to growth management
objectives. The projected five-
year total for TRIP funding in
District Three is $70 million.
Tuesday, Aug. 9, and.
Friday, Aug. 12, 2005,

FDOT will host workshops
on new growth management
legislation. The sessions
are open to all government
officials including County
Commission chairs, MPO
staff and Regional Planning
Council staff (plus DOT
staff). The duplicate meeting
dates are designed to provide
attendees flexibility in
scheduling and are from 10
a.m. until 12 noon (CST).

Boyd Votes to Correct VA Funding Shortfall

Congressman Allen
Boyd (D-North Florida),
a member of the Military
Quality of Life and Veterans
Affairs Subcommittee, voted
in favor of the Department
of Interior Appropriations
Conference Report (HR 2361),
which included $1.5 billion
to correct the shortfall in
.veterans' healthcare funding
for fiscal year 2005.
"The passage of this
legislation is an important
and crucial step inr covering
the healthcare heeds of our
veterans," said Congressman
Boyd. "It was absolutely
necessary for Congress to,
include the full funding to
cover th6 VA's shortfall so.
that our veterans can receive
the level of care consistent
with their honorable service
to our country. We. cannot
shortchange our nation's
In June, Secretary
of Veterans Affairs Jim

Nicholson acknowledged that
the Department of Veterans
Affairs was short $1 billion
for covering veterans'
healthcare needs in 2005. In
response, the Senate voted
unanimously to give the VA
an extra $1.5 billion this
year to cover the healthcare
shortfall. Those funds were
included in the Interior
Appropriations Conference
Report. which passed in the
House of Representatives
last night.
The VA funding problem
also continues into next year
as the Administration claims
the additional resources
necessary to provide
timely,' high quality care to
veterans in 2006 amount to

approximately $1.5 billion.
"Our troops have served
our nation with honor and
distinction, keeping our
country free, safe, and
strong," Boyd stated. "I will
continue to work in Congress
to address the needs of our
veterans and put in place
adequate funding for the next
fiscal year. Our government
has a moral obligation to the
men and women who served
in our nation's armed forces,
an'd as a combat veteran,
I consider these promises
made to our veterans a
sacred obligation that must
be upheld."

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perfect get-a- ha or retirement home. $189.000

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'Boy Scouts Visit Panhandle Area Stores to Support Disaster Assistance

Gulf Coast Council Scouts
aided Department ofHomeland
Security's. Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA)
personnel in ; distributing
disaster assistance information
at .17 local .Wal-Mart and K-
art stores on July 30.
", The opportunity to
J-incorp6rate the Boy Scouts
intoo local response efforts is
Sthe perfect match for the group
.whose motto is: Be Prepared,"
said State Coordinating Officer
Craig Fugate.

This event builds
from a Memorandum of
Understanding between several
Flprida Boy Scout Councils
and Florida Department of
Community Affairs' Division
of Emergency Management
and formalizes a partnership
allowing the Boy Scouts in
Florida to participate in certain
disaster activities. Boy Scouts,
of America has an active history
in .community involvement.
According to Fugate,
Florida has benefited


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    Breakfast: Off to a Good Start

    By Mildred K. Melvin
    The alarm goes off,
    your feet hit the floor, and
    your day begins. As you
    go through your morning
    routine, is breakfast a part
    of it? You may be tempted to
    skip this meal but breakfast
    plays a very important role
    in overall health. Your body
    needs to get going in the
    morning. It has been without
    food for .the past nine to 12
    hours and needs something
    to jumpstart its metabolism.
    Studies have shown that
    breakfast provides energy
    and helps improve mood and
    concentration skills. Children
    who eat breakfast behave
    and perform better in school.
    Adults have more energy and
    feel less tired throughout the
    day. Eating breakfast also
    can help curb binges later in
    the day, since the body has
    a steadier supply of energy
    throughout the day.

    "But I don't like 'breakfast'
    The good news is we
    are not limited to traditional
    "breakfast" foods, like cereal
    or toast. There are many
    nutritious foods that work
    well for breakfast. Aim for a
    serving from at least three of
    the Food Guide Pyramid food
    groups for breakfast. These
    can include the Bread and,
    Cereal Group, Fruit Group,-
    Milk, Yogurt, and Cheese
    Group, and the Meat and
    Meat Alternates Group. UF/
    IFAS Extension Nutrition
    Specialists offer these ideas:

    Leftover macaroni
    and cheese with a
    glass of juice
    A sandwich, orange
    wedges, and a cup of
    hot cocoa
    Soup, low-fat cheese
    and crackers
    Low-fat cottage
    cheese or yogurt
    with fruit and toast;
    Tortillas and beans
    with salsa and a
    glass of low-fat milk;
    Rice or cereal with
    fruit and low-fat
    Cornbread and a
    lean slice of ham
    with a glass of juice.

    "But I don't have time for
    Keep "grab-and-go" foods
    ready to take with you as you
    head out the door. Here are
    a few "One-Minute Meals":
    Glass of low-fat milk
    and a glass of 100
    percent fruit juice;
    Bowl of cereal and
    low-fat milk topped
    with dried fruit or
    sliced fresh fruit;
    Leftover cheese pizza
    eat it cold or reheat
    in the microwave;
    Hard-cooked egg
    (cooked the night
    before) and a glass
    of 100 percent fruit,
    Leftover cold chicken
    (rolled in a tortilla)
    with a glass of low-
    fat milk;
    Bowl of fres'l fruit
    (cut up the night
    before) topped with

    low-fat yogurt; fat milk;
    * Toasted English Plain toast, bagel,
    muffin or bagel with or English muffin
    melted cheese; -go easy on the
    * Peanut butter andgo
    banana on whole- margarine or try
    wheat bread. with a jams and jellies;
    glass of low-fat milk. Orange juice and
    low-fat milk;

    Shakes and smoothies
    can be quick "all in one"
    meals and are a refreshing
    way to start the day, Here is
    a couple to try:
    Peanut Butter Banana
    1 cup low-fat milk
    1 banana (fresh or
    1 tablespoon .creamy
    peanut butter
    Dash of vanilla extract
    2 3 ice cubes
    Berry Banana Smoothie
    1 cup low-fat plain
    1/2 cup blueberries
    (fresh or frozen)
    1/2 banana (fresh or
    2 tablespoons wheat
    germ (optional)
    2-3 ice cubes (optional)
    Blend ingredients until
    smooth and enjoy! You can
    double the ingredients for
    two servings. Ripe bananas
    can be peeled, sliced, and
    frozen for up to two weeks.
    Wheat germ has a, nut-like
    flavor and is a good source
    .of vitamins, minerals, and
    Many fast food
    restaurants now offer a
    breakfast menu. Even
    though most fast food items
    are high in fat, calories,
    cholesterol, and sodium,
    you can make some healthy
    breakfast choices. The next
    time you are in a drive-thru,
    try some of these ideas:

    Pancakes with
    syrup save on
    fat by skipping the
    Cold cereal with low-

    Plain scrambled
    Low-fat muffins;
    Fresh fruit;

    Go easy on breakfast
    sandwiches they are high
    in fat, calories, .and sodium.
    If you do have them, pick
    ones on low-fat breads like
    bagels or English muffins.
    Reduce the fat' by skipping
    the, bacon or thie ,sausage.
    Choosing Canadian bacon,
    which is leaner than sausage
    or regular bacon, also
    reduces fat.
    Breakfast is the most
    important meal of the day -
    don't leave home without itl
    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
    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.

    By Virginia Bathurst Beck
    Well Here I am again
    My vacation is over. I have
    been spending my time with
    all my friends and relatives in
    Nebraska. I have a daughter,
    grandson and (soon to be)
    granddaughter-in-law in
    Omaha, a grandson and
    granddaughter-in-law and
    my pride and joy Zachary
    and Derrick in Douglas and
    a son and daughter-in .law
    in Blair. I also have lots of
    nieces, nephews and in-laws
    scattered from Columbus,
    NE to Sioux City, IA. We kept
    extra, busy this year, driving
    between towns. Believe me,
    I'm glad to be home in Port
    St. Joe.
    This year I can't say
    that I went North to cool
    For 13 days it lingered
    between the high 90s to over
    100. While all this heat hit
    Nebraska, Florida was in
    the low 90s. It seems that
    Florida's temperature was
    below Nebraska's most of the
    time. To steal the words of
    Johnny Carson; JUST HOW
    *Chimney Rock in
    Western Nebraska, was
    *The Golden Sower atop
    Lincoln's Capital Building
    turned bronze.
    *Someone sued
    McDonald's because they
    burned their mouth on coke.
    *They had to water the
    artificial turf at Memorial
    '*Even staid KFAB Radio
    'Station played "Hot" Rock.
    *I hope the Nebraska
    Football team got so hot that
    some of that steam will last
    until the football season and
    they will again be "HOT ,ON


    The third week in July we
    went to the IRD convention
    in Rapid City, S. D. All these
    initial stand for the club that
    I belong to in Panama City.
    It is a weight loss club and
    the only system I have found
    to get me down to the goal
    my doctor has set for me. It's
    helped me to keep my weight
    at goal.
    TOPS stands for Take
    Off Pounds Sensibly. When
    you join the club you are
    automatically a TOPS. After
    you reach your goal, you are
    given the title of KOPS: Keep
    Off Pounds Sensibly. To keep
    your KOPS status, you must
    stay in your ideal weight.
    To be in your ideal weight
    you must stay between three
    pounds above and seven
    pounds below goal. The fee
    you pay is only $20 a year to
    TOPS Headquarters and two
    or three dollars a month to
    vour club to help. pay for the
    rating hall. You meet once
    week with your. club and
    pm 'only a few cents if you
    gain weight. You set your
    own goal with your doctors
    O.K.. and set your own diet
    with TOPS guidance and
    KOPS is the only weight
    loss organization I know of
    that has meetings once a
    year to reward you for the
    weight you have lost. When
    you become a KOPS, you can
    graduate at your own club,
    at an area meeting (ARD),
    at a,,state meeting (SRD), or
    at the,International meeting
    (IRD). '. .
    When I became a
    KOPS I chose to .graduate
    at International level. That
    was in 2002 and was held
    in Colorado Springs, CO. It
    was an experience I shall not
    In 2003 I attended IRD
    at Ontario, Canada. We were

    unable to attend in 2004.
    Each year they arrange
    lectures, set up tours and.
    have skits. There were 2,500~
    members at Rapid City this
    year. It was a real thrill
    when the song leaders led
    ,us in some TOPS songs.
    You wouldn't believe all the
    clapping and stomping that
    went on. .This year I was
    one of those honored as a
    third-year KOPS. The person
    that held her KOPS status
    longest was honored for her
    45th year. JI don't dare lose
    my KOPS status because- it
    is in Atlanta, Georgia next
    year and I'll be there to be
    honored for my 4th year.
    The last night of the
    convention they revealed the
    identities of the International
    King and Queen and the
    Division winners. The king
    was from Massachusetts.
    His beginning weight had
    been 381.5 pounds. The goal
    weight that he reached was
    220 pounds with total loss
    of 161.5 pounds. The Queen
    was from Ontario, Canada.
    Her beginning weight had
    been 321.75 her goal weight
    that she reached was 144.5
    pounds with a loss of 171.25r
    The Division winners
    are those who haven't yet
    reached their goal but are
    the ones who have lost the
    most weight the past year inz
    their weight class. The winner
    for women in the heaviest
    class was from Michigan.
    She started at 486 pounds7-
    lost 209.25 and was dowry
    to 276.25 pounds. You can't,
    help but be inspired by theses
    great accomplishments. .
    I'd like to send a special,
    HI to my readers and" ig
    anyone wants to know more
    about TOPS, please call mg
    at 850-229-6333.

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    Serving Port St. Joe, Cape San B/as, -.
    Indian Pass, Mexico Beach & Surrounding Areas.

    Tom Todd, Broker/Owner -

    4 BR/2 BA home. 2000 sq. ft. Spacious family room Commercial potential. 1.5 acres. High traffic area
    with cedar walls. Beautiful fireplace. Large trees in next to St.Joseph State Park. Approx. 190' road
    quiet neighborhood. MLS#104751 $189,900. frontage. Great investor potential. MLS#101530
    Call Perry McFarland,/Realtor Associate, 850- $1,375,000. Call Tom Todd Realty, Tom Todd,
    229-6153. Owner/Broker, 227-1501 or 800-876-2611.


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    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-

    ,Beautiful waterfront lot with (as per owner) "deep.',
    water access. High and ,,dry w/154' frontage.
    Almost 3/4 ac. MLS#105201. $425i,000. Call Bo
    Pearce, Broker Associate, 850-229-9432.

    4 BR/3.5 BA Ultra modern. Great View of beach
    and sunsets. In-ground pool. Plasma televisions.
    "X" zoneq MLS#105189. Call Bo Pearce, Broker
    Associate, 850,229-9432.

    Massive remodeling: floors, new kitchen cabi-
    nets, counter-tops, appliances and paint. Has
    in-ground pool (re-furbished). MLS#103993.
    $299,000. Call Bo Pearce, Broker-Associate,

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    Older 3/1 home on two lots (I 00xI 40). Possible Beautiful riverFront lot (.83 acres) on Corn Griffin
    commercial potential. House currently rented. Rd. Has 'numerous huge frees. Excellent view of
    View of the bay. MLS#103958. $850,000. Call river. MLS#I 01413. $250,00. Owner financ-
    Alberta Bulkley, Realtor Associate, 850-647- ing possible. Call Tom Todd Realty, Tom Todd,
    3895. Owner/Broker, 227-1501 or 800-876-2611.

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    FEMA Changes Policy, Will Cover Individual Assistance for Dennis

    Generators Bought Before Dennis .

    Victims Nearing $13 Million Mark

    The Federal Emergency
    Management Agency (FEMA)
    has declared that Panhandle
    residents are eligible for
    disaster assistance to cover
    costs incurred in preparation
    for Hurricane Dennis.
    Before now, the agency
    had denied requests for
    reimbursement from
    Floridians who had purchased
    items like generators in
    advance of the storm, which
    made landfall in Navarre
    Beach, Florida, on July 10.
    In the wake of previous
    disasters, FEMA has covered
    such expenses. Just last
    year, for instance, it paid
    for equipment bought
    between one and three days
    before Hurricanes Charley,
    Frances, Ivan and Jeanne.
    But for Dennis, the agency
    was denying reimbursement
    claims if they were even a
    day before the storm.
    Upon hearing of the policy
    reversal, Nelson said today,
    "FEMA sent the right message
    to Panhandle residents and

    all Americans who live in
    storm-prone areas. They're
    going to continue helping
    pay for costs of emergency
    preparedness one key to
    saving lives and protecting
    property when hurricanes
    It was on July 21
    that Nelson sent a letter
    urging FEMA's top official,
    Michael Brown, to change
    the Hurricane Dennis
    reimbursement policy. In
    it he said, "Withholding
    repayment for hurricane-
    preparation expenses not
    only increases hardship on
    North Floridians who have
    weathered two major storms
    in less than one year. It also
    undercuts public health and
    safety efforts."
    He wrote the letter
    because he received almost
    three-dozen complaints
    from North Floridians who.
    had been denied FEMA
    assistance for generators.
    they purchased before the:'

    Funds continue to flow to
    victims of Hurricane Dennis,
    according to officials of the
    Department of Homeland
    Security's Federal Emergency
    Management Agency (FEMA)
    and the Florida State
    Emergency Response Team.
    ** Since the July
    10 presidential
    disaster declaration,
    30,304 applicants
    have registered for
    assistance with

    * 12,089 applications
    for rental, housing
    and other needs
    assistance have been
    approved, totaling
    $12,780,362 by the
    close of Wednesday,
    July 27.
    * Almost 9,300
    individuals have
    visited Disaster
    Recovery Centers.
    * Homeowners, renters
    and business owners
    in 10 designated

    counties (Bay, Dixie,
    Escambia, Franklin,
    Gulf, Okaloosa,
    Santa Rosa, Taylor,
    Wakulla and
    Walton) are eligible
    now for Individual
    Assistance, including
    grants and U.S.
    Small Business
    Administration low-
    interest loans to help
    with losses.
    * A.p p licants ,
    including units of

    local government
    in 18 counties
    (Bay, Calhoun,
    Dixie, Escambia,
    Franklin, Gulf,
    Holmes, Jefferson,
    Leon, Levy, Liberty,
    Monroe, Okaloosa,
    Santa Rosa, Taylor,
    Wakulla, Walton
    and Washington) are
    eligible for Public
    Assistance funds for
    emergency services,
    debris removal and
    to help restore or
    rebuild essential
    public facilities.
    Jackson County
    applicants are
    eligible to receive
    Public Assistance
    funds limited to
    emergency services
    and debris removal

    Individuals and business
    owners who suffered damage
    due to Hurricane Dennis may
    still register by calling 1-800-
    621-FEMA (3362) or register
    online at www.fema.gov.
    For the hearing and speech
    impaired, the TTY number is'
    1-800-462-7585. Phone lines
    are open 24 hours a day,
    seven days a week.

    Farm Service Agency
    is now offering emergency
    loan assistance. to eligible
    family farmers in Calhoun,
    Gulf, Liberty and Franklin
    Counties. President Bush
    designated the county as
    .a major disaster area on
    July 10, 2005, based on
    damages and losses caused
    by Hurricane Dennis that
    occurred on July 10, 2005.
    Eligible farmers & ranchers
    may qualify for Emergency
    loan assistance, pursuant to
    provisions of the "Emergency
    Agricultural Credit .Act or
    1984" (Public Law 98-258).
    Emergency loan applications

    will be received through
    March 20, 2006.
    Farmers. and ranchers
    who sustained physical and
    production losses as a result
    of the disaster and wish to
    obtain additional information
    or an application package
    may contact the Farm Loan
    Program staff in the FSA
    county office in Marianna
    (850-526-2610 ext. 108).
    Individual examination
    will be made of each
    application to determine
    the type of Emergency
    loan benefits for which the
    applicant is eligible. Farm
    Emergency loans may include

    funds to repair or restore
    damaged farm property as
    well as reimburse applicants
    for expenses already
    incurred for such purposes.
    Loans based on qualifying
    production losses may
    include funds to reimburse
    applicants for production
    expenses which went into
    damaged or destroyed crop.
    and livestock enterprises
    and to produce new crops.
    Payment terms depend on
    the purposes for which the
    loan is used and applicant's
    ability to repay the loan. The
    interest rate for Emergency
    loans is 3.75%.

    FEMA, SBA.and SERT Urge Prompt Application Return

    Victims of Hurricane
    Dennis who receive. a.
    loan application from
    the U.S. Small Business
    Administration (SBA) should
    take the time to fill it out
    and return it promptly.
    This includes renters,
    homeowners, landlords,
    business owners and non-
    profit organizations that
    have call the Department of,
    Homeland Security's Federal
    Emergency -Management
    Agency (FEMA) to register for
    disaster assistance.
    "SBA disaster loans are
    the primary source of long-

    term recovery assistance.
    The loan application provided
    necessary information for
    determining the appropriate
    assistanceforeach applicant,"
    said Federal 'Coordinating
    Officer Justin DeMello. "If
    the SBA is unable to approve
    a loan, the applicant may
    be automatically referred
    to other available disaster
    assistance programs."

    Although FEMA housing
    assistance is not subject
    to SBA loan requirements,
    filling out the SBA application
    is necessary step to being
    considered for other, forms
    of disaster assistance
    programs. Applicants who
    are approved for a loan may
    decline them, though this
    may halt further assistance
    from other programs.

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    Publish: July 28 & August 4, 2005 Ad #2005-049

    Emergency Loans Made Available From

    Farm Service Agency

    "We are urging anyone
    who sustained losses because
    of the storm to apply 'for
    assistance, and mail in the
    completed loan application
    as soon as possible," said
    Florida State Coordinating
    Officer Craig Fugate with
    the State Emergency
    Response Team (SERT). "The
    application is the key to
    being considered for several
    assistance programs. People
    affected by the disaster
    should not delay completing
    and returning it."
    SBA 1pw-interest
    disaster loans are available
    to qualified homeowners,
    renters, landlords and
    business owners and non-
    profit organizations that
    suffered damage or loss not
    fully covered by insurance
    due to disaster. Interest
    rates can be as low as 2.875
    percent for homeowners and
    renters and 4.0 percent for
    businesses. Loan terms on all
    loans can be up to 30 years.
    Actual loan amounts and
    terms are set by the SBA and
    are based on each applicant's
    financial condition.
    You can receive face-to-
    face help in filling out the
    SBA loan application at any
    Disaster Recovery Center.
    For more information, call
    the SBA Disaster Assistance
    Customer Service Center
    at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-
    877-8339 for the 'hearing
    impaired) or visit the SBA
    Website at www.SBA.gov/
    The SBA also has
    mitigation funds available
    to many of the disaster
    victims who have already
    been approved for a low-
    interest disaster loan. The
    SBA mitigation funds are
    designed to help borrowers
    fund protective measures
    to prevent like damages
    from reoccurring in future
    To help victims fund
    protective measures,
    borrowers may request an
    increase of up to 20 percent
    of their approved physical
    loan amount to help pay for
    I their mitigation measures.


    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

    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-

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

    Anyone in violation of this ordinance, is susceptible to a fine not to exceed $500.00 or by imprison-
    ment in the County jail not to exceed sixty (60) days or both such fine and imprisonment pursuant to
    this ordinance.
    Ad #2005-051 P'ublin h July 21, 28 and August 4, 2005

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    Boyd Works to Protect Private Property Rights

    Congressman Allen Boyd
    (D-FL) joined Congressman
    Henry Bonilla (R-TX) today
    in introducing bipartisan
    legislation that will penalize
    eminent domain abuses.
    This. legislation comes in
    response to a June 2005
    U.S. Supreme Court ruling
    allowing governments to
    use eminent domain to take
    away private property and
    transfer it to someone else
    for their private gain. The
    Strengthening the Ownership
    of Private Property (STOPP)
    Act (HR 3405) will prevent
    governments from taking
    property from one private
    party and giving it to another
    private party.
    "The recent Supreme
    Court decision obscures the
    concepts of eminent domain'
    and private property rights,"
    said Congressman Boyd.
    "Governments should not
    have the ability to take away
    a person's home, business
    or land to benefit other '
    individuals. The STOPP Act
    is a comprehensive piece of
    legislation that will correct the
    far-reaching decision made
    by 'the Supreme Court and
    protect the. average citizen.

    A massive $286.4 billion
    five-year transportation *
    spending bill approved by
    the Senate Friday includes
    numerous projects important
    to easing traffic congestion
    in Florida, according to U.S.
    Sen. Bill Nelson.
    Among them. are federal
    funds for widening Interstate
    75 from Fort Myers to Naples,
    constructing the Interstate
    4 crosstown connector
    near Tampa, improving 1-4
    alternate routes in Orlando
    and widening of the bypass
    around Tallahassee.
    All told, the
    transportation bill, two
    years in the works, contains
    about $8.6 billion over the,
    next five years for Florida
    roads and infrastructure.
    The state will get roughly
    another $1.5 billion for public
    transportation. Nelson,
    along with Sen. Mel Martinez,

    in pursuit of the American
    When eminent domain
    abuses occur, the STOPP
    Act will prevent localities
    and states from receiving
    federal economic assistance
    on all economic development
    projects, not just those
    upon which abuses occur.
    Furthermore, this legislation
    will make state and local
    government subject to. the
    Uniform Relocation Act,
    which provides fair market
    value and'moving expenses
    for citizens relocated by

    "Congressional action
    to is needed in the wake
    of the Supreme Court's
    eminent domain ruling,"
    Boyd stated. "Through
    economic disincentives, this
    legislation will help prevent
    the confiscation of private
    property for the purpose of
    private gain and protect the
    rights of our homeowners
    and small businesses."
    The STOPP Act is,
    cosponsored by more than 15
    Members of Congress from
    both sides of. the political

    Congressman Boyd and Congressman Henry Bonilla (R-TX)'speak at the press conference introducing the STOPP Act.

    Agriculture Commissioner

    Announces Aid For Oyster Industry

    Florida Agriculture
    and Consumer Services
    Commissioner' Charles H.
    Bronson announced last
    week the initiation of a com-
    prehensive project to assist
    the oyster industry, which
    was damaged by Hurricane
    Dennis earlier this month.
    "The livelihoods of our
    oyster harvesters, processors
    and dealers are at stake, and
    we are committed to doing all
    we can to helpthem," Bronson
    said in a press release. "At.
    the same time, the economic
    benefits of oyster production.
    are substantial to the state
    as Apalachicola oysters are
    distributed not only through-
    out' Florida but around the

    The hurricanes impact-
    . ed the oyster industry in
    Apalachicola by battering
    oyster reefs, and disrupted
    the oyster fishery by restrict-
    ing harvesting and damaging
    oyster processing and distri-
    bution facilities. -
    Bronson's department
    already has reopened 'the
    summer harvesting areas
    of the bay following exien-
    sive testing of both the water
    quality and quality of the
    shellfish, which showed that
    oysters taken from those
    areas are safe to eat. Testing
    is continuing in the fall har-
    vesting areas, generally open
    in September.
    Among additional efforts
    being undertaken:

    The Commissioner's
    Aquaculture Division is work-
    ing with the Franklin County
    Seafood Workers Association
    and the Apalachicola Oyster
    Dealers Association on vari-
    ous oyster development proj-
    . ects in the bay. They involve
    relocating seed oysters (juve-
    niles) from nursery grounds
    to public oyster reefs, where
    they will grow to market
    The project will provide
    numerous economic benefits
    to the local community, as
    oystermen and their fami-
    lies will be employed in the
    harvesting and relocating of
    the seed oysters. Not only
    will that provide badly need-:
    ed employment' opportuni-

    ties and provide an immedi-
    ate economic boost to the
    community, it will result in
    added revenue when oysters
    are eventually harvested, and
    sold to processors.
    The department is
    working side-by-sidh with,
    oyster processors to Veopen
    their businesses as quick-
    ly as possible. Many have
    already reopened.
    Bronson said his depart-
    ment is committed to ensur-
    ing the prosperity of the
    Apalachicola oyster and
    Florida's oyster industry in

    helped in allocating much of
    that funding for some of the
    state's more pressing road
    and transit needs. Nelson
    also credited Sens. Jim
    Jeffords, Max Baucus and
    Paul Sarbanes, members of
    key Senate transportation
    panels, with supporting many
    of the Florida lawmakers'"
    requests. ,
    Because the
    transportation bill also has
    passed the House, it now
    .goes to the president who's
    expected to sign it into
    law. A listing of Florida-
    specific projects can be
    found at http://www.
    house.gov/rules. Click on
    Text of Conference Report

    to Accompany H.R. 3 -
    Transportation Equity Act.
    Then, click on each of the
    four Title 1 Table Inserts to
    find "FL" projects..

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    State Investigators Wrap Up Workers'

    Compensation Compliance Sweeps

    Investigators from the
    Department of Financial
    Services Division of Workers'
    Compensation today
    announced the results of
    a recent two-day sweep of
    construction sites in the
    state. Eight hundred forty-
    eight site visits were made
    during the sweeps resulting
    in 100 stop work orders
    (SWOs) being written against
    employers without legitimate
    workers' compensation
    Under state law,
    businesses engaged in the
    construction industry with
    one or more employees
    must provide workers'
    compensation coverage,
    which protects workers who
    are injured or killed on the
    "Contractors who provide
    coverage, to protect their
    workers continually tell us
    how difficult it is to compete
    with those who cheat the
    system," said Florida's
    Chief Financial Officer Tom
    Gallagher. "We have seen
    workers' compensation rates
    fall and the availability of
    coverage increase in recent
    years largely due to the'
    efforts of our investigators to
    root out fraud and abuse."
    Twenty-five supervisors
    and investigators from
    Miami, Plantation and Fort
    Myers conducted sweeps in
    Miami. That operation made
    333 contacts and'wrote'35
    SWOs. Thirty six supervisors
    and investigators from
    Jacksonville, Pensacola,
    Orlando and Tampa,
    conducted sweeps in the
    Orlando area. They. made
    515 contacts and wrote 65
    SWOs. In many cases where-
    it was difficult to establish
    whether adequate coverage
    had been obtained, a request
    for business records was
    Under an SWO,, a
    business must immediately
    cease all operations; The
    SWO is lifted once the
    employer obtains the proper
    coverage and ipays- a civil
    penalty equal to the amount

    of 1/5- times the workers'
    compensation premiums
    avoided. Employers who
    violate an SWO face a penalty
    of $1,000 per day of violation
    and may also face criminal
    During the Miami area
    sweep an investigator found
    three men installing concrete
    fixtures at a home in.
    Homestead. None of the men
    had workers' compensation
    coverage and an SWO and
    a request for records was
    issued. Any fines in the ,case
    should be minor as the stone'
    design company, only began,
    business in late June.
    That, was not the case
    in an Orlando investigation.
    Two workers engaged
    in block work had a hazy

    recollection of whom they
    worked for, only being able
    to remember the first name
    of their employer. An alleged
    employer eventually came to
    the site, but when instructed
    on the ramifications of
    the insurance fraud laws,
    he admitted they were his
    subcontractor's employee
    and summoned that person
    to the site. It was then
    discovered this employer
    had approximately 30
    employees at other job sites
    that were also not covered.'
    A subsequent review pf his
    business records revealed
    over $500,000 had been paid,
    'to workers, without providing
    workers' compensation
    coverage, resulting in a fine
    of $167,000.

    During the 2003
    legislative session, CFO
    Gallagher called on lawmakers
    to make several important
    reforms to the workers'
    compensation system in an
    effort to stem the tide of
    rising premiums. As part of
    the reforms, the Division of
    Workers' Compensation was,
    granted greater enforcement
    authority to ensure
    businesses provide coverage
    for their employees. Many
    of the violations uncovered
    during this week's sweep fell
    under the new authority.
    Since the reformswerepassed,
    workers' compensation rates
    have fallen overall by over 19
    percent statewide.
    To increase competition,
    among businesses operating

    in Florida, the Legislature in
    2003 required:
    operating in Florida
    to pay Florida-
    approved workers'
    rates for coverage.
    This prevents non-
    Florida businesses
    from gaining an
    unfair advantage
    over locally-owned
    Employers who
    the number or
    classification of their
    employees be subject
    to, an immediate
    stop work order.
    Previously, a criminal

    investigation was
    required to take
    action against the
    Employers wishing to
    exempt themselves
    from coverage
    requirements obtain
    a new exemption,
    providing greater
    tracking ability to
    state regulators.
    This measure was
    aimed at preventing
    contractors from
    claiming that
    employees were
    subcontractors who
    were exempt from
    coverage, thereby
    avoiding payment
    of premiums and
    gaining an unfair
    advantage over
    The Legislature also
    recognized the value that
    the Division of Workers'
    Compensation investigators
    bring to Florida and more
    than doubled the number
    ,working in the state to 71.

    State Sweeps Area Businesses for Worker's Comp Compliance

    By Blair Shiver
    Star Staff Writer
    Tony Whitfield said they
    were the rudest people, he
    had ever met in his life.
    But, he admitted he was
    riot following the rules.
    "They have a .job to do
    and I understand that,", said
    Whitfield, owner of the Look-
    out Lounge in St. Joe Beach.
    "They were just rude and
    mean right from the start."
    Investigators from the'
    Florida Worker's Compen-
    sation District Compliance
    offices in Panama, City and
    Pensacola paid visits to sev-
    eral local businesses and
    construction crews in recent
    weeks. .
    District Supervisor Bill
    Dorney, in Pensacola said
    during the district investi-
    gation, approximately 150
    businesses were contacted
    concerning non-compliance,
    and 40 stop work orders were
    issued between Gulf, Bay and
    Walton counties.
    During the afternoon on
    Thursday, .June 16, three
    district investigators, entered
    the Lookout Lounge and be-
    gan interrogating employees
    and customers, according to

    He added that one new
    employee, still in training at
    the time, was asked to pro-
    vide investigators her Social
    Security number.
    "They never showed any
    identification or said what
    they were there for," Whitfield
    The only reason he knew
    they werq authority figures of
    any sort were the. badges at-,
    tached to their hips.
    Whitfield said after the
    investigators made him aware
    of his violation and he asked
    what steps to take to remedy
    the problem, one investiga-
    tor told him it was too late
    - they were going to shut him
    V While Whitfield desper-
    ately sought coverage from
    local providers, investigators
    werepaying a visit to another
    local watering hole, the Won-
    der Bar.
    Owner Muriel Walton
    said though she was not in
    the establishment at the time,
    investigators entered the
    Wonder Bar with the same
    overbearing authority.
    Walton said she mistak-
    enly thought she was covered

    with a worker's comp policy
    from her local insurance pro-
    vider, so she was also charged
    with rion-compliance and is-
    sued a stop work order.
    "I'm required to have a
    worker's comp policy, but,
    companies don't want to pro-
    vide coverage," Walton said,
    clearly frustrated by her situ-
    After being issued the
    stop work order late Fri-
    day, afternoon, Walton said
    the Wonder Bar was closed
    through the weekend, re-
    sulting in a revenue loss of
    $8,000 to $10,000. She was
    also slapped with a ,$7,000
    fine by the investigators from
    the compliance office and
    paid approximately $5,000
    for her worker's comp policy.
    Both Whitfield and Wal-
    ton. were -directed to Chris
    Smith of Florida Insurance
    Consultants in Monticello to
    obtain policies for their busi-
    When asked why it was
    so difficult for small busi-
    ness owners to obtain work-
    er's comp policies, .Smith
    explained that small, inde-
    pendent insurance agencies
    often shy away from provid-

    The three

    most important words

    in real-estate:

    Location. Location.

    .ing these types of policies.,
    "It depends on what lo-
    cal agencies have available to
    them," Smith explained.
    His company, special-,
    izing in worker's compensa-
    tion, has maintained a long-
    standing relationship with
    .Summit, one of the worker's
    comp carriers in the state.
    "It's hard for small com-

    panies to provide worker's
    comp policies because of pre-,
    miums they're going to gener-
    ate,". Smith said.
    He added that the work-
    er's comp market has gotten
    difficult in last few years due
    to continuing changes in the
    "Good carriers are get-
    ting a lot pickier, and several
    have discontinued underwrit-
    ing contractors in the state of
    Florida," Smith explained.
    Though both bar owners
    were forced to pay fines and
    additional monies to obtain
    policies, Whitfield contended
    it was really the state that
    lost a battle that weekend.
    "The State of Florida lost
    more in tax revenues by shut -
    ting us down," he said.
    He added that he-did not
    have a problem with correct-
    ing the problem and com-
    ing into compliance with the
    laws. His problem rested in
    the manner investigators
    handled the enforcement.
    Between June 15 and
    June 17, four Gulf County.
    businesses, including, lo-
    cal contractors, were issued
    stop work orders during the
    Gulf, Bay. and Walton county
    sweep. .
    Bruce Sanson, president
    of the Forgotten Coast Build-
    er's Association, said though
    he'd received no direct re-
    ports of contractors being
    fined, he knew state officials
    and the Occupational Safety
    and Health Administration
    (OSHA), were cracking down
    on several different things.
    For years, unlicensed
    and uninsured contractors-
    have slipped under the radar.
    This has made for an unfair

    playing field when it comes to
    submitting bids for jobs, San-
    son said..
    -"It's not fair for the guys
    who are following the rules,"
    Sanson explained. "For ex-
    ample, a licensed and insured
    plumber may have to bid a
    job a higher than somebody
    who is not."
    He added that the Build-
    er's Association supported
    state officials' efforts "100
    percent" and he wanted to
    encourage people to use in-
    sured contractors.
    According to Chapter
    440 of the Florida Statutes, a
    business in the construction
    industry, .meaning for-profit
    activities involving any build-
    inhg, clearing, filling, excava-
    tion, or substantial improve-
    ment in the size or use of any
    structure or the appearance
    of, any land, with one or more
    employees, including own-
    er/operator, sole proprietor,
    partners and any non-exempt,
    corporate officers and limited
    liability corporation mem-
    bers, is required by: law to
    have a worker's comp policy.:
    According to the Legal In-
    formation Institute, at Cornell
    University, workers' compen-
    sation laws are designed to
    ensure that employees who
    are injured or disabled on the
    job are provided with fixed
    monetary awards,. eliminat-
    ing the need for litigation.
    A non-construction busi-
    ness with four or more em-
    ployees, full or part -time,
    including non-exempt corpo-
    rate officers is also required,
    to have coverage under work-
    er's compensation.
    Katina Ferrell of the, Dis-
    trict: 1-A office in Tallahassee
    said,unless a business owner
    is able to present proof of a
    worker's comp policy or proof..
    of exemption to an investiga-
    tor, standard procedure says'i
    an investigator is, to issue a
    stop work order on site.

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    Curbs on Testing Pesticides on Babies Survive,

    Despite White House, Chemical Industry Pressu,4

    Port St. Joe Middle

    School Orientation

    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 and parents a chance
    to meet their teachers, walk
    through their schedules, and
    have 'questions and concerns

    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.

    Florida Educational Equity Act

    The School Board of
    Gulf County adheres, to
    the provision of the Florida
    Educational Equity Act
    prohibiting discrimination in
    admission, employment, and
    treatment of students. The
    provisions of this act are in
    compliance with all Federal
    regulations. Specifically, the
    Florida Educational Equity
    Act states: "No person in this
    state shall, on the basis of
    race, ethnicity, national origin,
    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 reported to: Bill Carr,
    Assistant Superintendent,
    Gulf County School Board,
    150 Middle School Road,
    Port St. Joe, Florida 32456,
    Telephone (850) 229-8256 or
    (850) 639-2871.
    The School Board has
    adopted a grievance procedure
    to, resolve complaints of
    discrimination. A copy of
    this -procedure is available in
    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
    grievance procedure referring
    to Article VIII, Section 2.

    Congress last week put a
    stop to an end-around effort
    by the White House and
    cherpical industry to allow
    testing of toxic pesticides on
    people, specifically babies in
    Jacksonville, Florida.
    U.S. Senators Barbara
    Boxer and Bill Nelson were
    able last month to pass a
    ban on such testing, during
    debate on a broad spending
    bill that funded the federal
    Environmental Protection
    Agency and other government
    offices. But the bill had
    to go to a House-Senate

    appropriations conference
    committee, where the White
    House began quietly lobbying
    against the Boxer-Nelson
    Nelson helped expose
    the lobbying efforts Tuesday
    when he released a letter
    from the administration to
    the conferees asking them
    to reject the Boxer-Nelson
    moratorium on testing
    pesticides on humans. Nelson
    initially proposed the
    moratorium because the
    EPA was planning to launch
    the pesticide study, partially

    funded by the- chemical.
    industry, in Jacksonville.
    The study encouraged
    parents to sign up and allow,
    collection of data on babies
    exposed to pesticides; and,
    in exchange, parents were
    offered small cash payments,
    a T-shirt and a video camera.
    In April, Nelson blocked the
    confirmation of the new EPA
    head until the nominee,
    Stephen L. Johnson, agreed to
    cancel the study. But he and
    Boxer filed their legislation to
    ban the testing after Johnson
    was caught on videotape

    defending the study in a talk
    to EPA employees.
    Both -Boxer and Nelson
    declared victory Thursday.
    Though the conferees
    - approved only a six-month
    ban, they did decide to
    prohibit the use of pregnant
    women, infants or children
    as subjects. "The government
    should be ashamed for taking
    money from the chemical
    industry to troll around low-
    income communities looking
    for .cash-strapped people
    to participate in pesticide
    . experiments," Nelson said.

    August Is National Pain Awareness Month

    August is National Pain
    Awareness Month, a time
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    Insurance Tips for College-Bound Students and Parents

    In a few weeks, nearly
    40,000 high school gradu-
    ates in Florida will head off
    to college for the first time.
    Between deciding where to
    live and what classes to take,
    one important aspect of life
    after high school is regularly
    .overlooked by college-bound
    students and their parents:
    insurance. '
    According to the Florida
    Association of Insurance
    Agents, more than 80 per-
    cent of students who rent
    during the school year might
    not have enough insurance to
    protect their personal prop-
    erty, such as computers and
    "Parents and students
    often don't think about get-
    ting enter insurance until
    after the first loss," said Scott
    Johnson, executive vice presi-
    dent of FAIA. "A good comput-
    er and peripherals can costs
    thousands of dollars, and for
    a college student, that's an
    investment worth insuring."
    Florida's "Trusted
    Choice" independent agents
    offer the. following tips to
    protect college-bound stu-
    dents and their parents:
    * Consider renters insur-
    ance: Contrary to pop-
    ular belief, renters
    insurance can be very afford-
    able. A typical policy, pro-
    viding $15,000 in personal

    property 'coverage and about
    $100,000 in liability protec-
    tion, costs about $100 to
    $150 a year. The liability cov-
    erage is for negligence that
    injures someone else and
    similar lawsuits should some-
    one get hurt in the student's
    * Make sure you know
    what your health insur-
    ance covers: Health
    insurance is a tricky issue
    for college-bound students
    and their parents. Many
    parents and .students are
    not always aware that once
    students are older than
    age 18, they can often be
    covered by a parent's
    health insurance only if the
    students are in school full-
    time. And once a student
    reaches age 23, that student
    will usually lose coverage
    under parent's policy, regard-
    less of enrollment status.
    But, policies differ wide-
    A recent "Trusted Choice"
    survey revealed that 84 per-
    cent of college students and
    their parents either don't
    know or mistakenly believe
    that the student's health
    insurance will cover the stu-
    dent when he or she travels
    or studies abroad. In fact,
    many health insurance poli-
    cies limit health coverage to
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    The Crown Jewel -
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    1691 sq ft. pool, ele-
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    * Inventory belongings:
    Students should make a list
    of personal belongings they
    are taking to school and keep
    that list in a safe place in
    case of theft or damage. The
    list should include "insur-

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    of value. Parents should have
    an off-site copy of the list.
    FAIATrusted Choice agen-
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    ance and financial services

    firms that offer consumers a
    broader selection of options by
    representing several insurers
    or companies. These firms are
    part of a national affiliation
    and operate under a pledge of
    superior customer service.

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    2.5BA, 1800 +/- sq. ft. home on approx. 2 fenced acres.
    Features include fireplace, game room, wrap-around
    porch. Cypress sided horse barn built in 2004 on prop-
    erty. MLS#104663......................................$339,000

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    fireplace, screened porch, gorgeous views and white
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    School Bus Assignments for 2005-2006

    Summer vacation will
    soon be a thing of the past
    for this year and school will
    begin on Friday. Naturally,
    motorists should be on the
    look out for children walking
    to school or standing beside
    the road at bus stops.
    Motorists should also be
    aware that it is law that all
    vehicles in both lanes stop
    when a school bus is pick-
    ing up or delivering students
    at their designated stops.
    Florida had a record year
    during the 2004-2005 school
    year for bus related fatalities
    most of which were the result
    of motorists hitting students
    getting on or off the bus.
    On Friday, Aug. 5, stu-
    dents are expected to be at
    the same bus stops they were
    last year unless they' have
    moved to another locality.
    Students should be at their
    stops approximately the same
    times as the end of last year,
    preferably five minutes early.
    If there .are any ques-

    tions about which bus to ride,
    stops or times, please call the
    transportation office at 227-
    As a side note, the Gulf
    County School System has
    a tremendous need for more
    substitute bus drivers, espe-
    cially in the Wewa area. If
    you are interested, please call
    Carolyn at the transportation
    Listed below are the bus
    lineups for each end of the
    Port St. Joe
    Shirley Bryant (#68):
    North Port St. Joe
    Shelia Fennell (#61):



    Pre-K Screening
    The Gulf County School
    Board and FDLRS/PAEC will
    co-sponsor a FREE Child Find
    Pre-K screening for children 3
    and 4 years old at Port St. Joe
    Elementary on Aug. 10 from 9
    a.m. to. 2 p.ri.
    Please call 229-1492 to
    schedule an appointment.
    EEC Sign-up for
    Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten
    to Parents
    If you have a child who
    is or will be four years old
    by Sept. 1 and you are a
    resident of Florida,. your child
    is eligible for Voluntary Pre-
    Kindergarten (VPK) services.
    To apply you can call
    (850) 872-7550 or 800-768-
    8316, ext. 2256 or 2259.
    Early Education and Care,

    Stone Mill Creek
    Shirley Williams (#78):
    Highland View
    Michael Westbrook (#80):
    White City, Howard Creek
    Roy Norris (#72): Jones
    Homestead, Simmons Bayou,
    Cape San Blas, Indian Pass
    Debbie Gillespie (#73):
    Beacon Hill, Mexico Beach,
    Bertha Davis (#69):
    Mexico Beach
    . Diana Dykes (#76): St.
    Joe Beach
    Bruce Husband (#74):
    Stone Mill Creek
    Pam Stiles (#75): Stone

    Inc. (EEC) will sch
    time for you to corn
    complete the applica
    There is no cos
    VPK program and
    options are available
    each family's needs.
    For more detail
    mation about VPK
    contact (850) 872-
    800-768-8316, ext.
    Kids Corner Pr
    The Kids Comer P
    announces its part
    in the U.S. Depart
    Agriculture's Child C
    Program. Meals will
    able at no separate c
    enrolled eligible chi
    the center.

    Mill Creek
    Ginger Respress (#81):
    New Driver (TBA) (#70):
    Lands Landing, Dalkeith
    Donna Jackson (#63):
    Highway 71 south to Five
    Acre Farms
    New Driver (TBA) (#77):
    River Road, Williamsburg, Old
    Panama City Road, Highway
    Lee Hall (#67): Lake
    Alice, Old Panama City Road
    (Methodist Hill), Highway 71
    Carol Clayton (#64):
    Red Bull Island, Dam Road,
    Land's Landing -

    and Services
    iedule a Parents/guardians
    e .in and of children eligible for free
    tion pro- and reduced-price meals
    must complete an applica-
    t for the tion. Eligibility information
    different includes the number and
    le for fit names of all household mem-
    bers, social security number
    ed infor- of the adult household mem-
    75please ber signing the application or
    7255 or an indication that this house-
    hold member does not have
    preschool, one, total monthly house-
    hold income or Food Stamp
    'reschool case number or Temporary
    icipation Assistance for Needy Families
    tment of case number and the signa-
    are Food ture of an adult household
    be avail- member.
    charge to Kids Corner Preschool,
    ldren at Inc. is located at 509 E. River
    Rd. in Wewahitchka


    Fall 2005


    Gulf Coast Community
    College campus registration
    and classes for fall 2005 are
    as follows:
    Main Campus
    Registration August
    15-16, 7:30 a.m.- 6 p.m.
    Gulf/Franklin Center
    August 11, 9 a.m. 6
    p.m. (EST)
    Tyndall Air Force Base
    August 15-16, 8 a.m. 4
    Classes begin August
    17. The fall class schedule
    is available on-line at www.
    You may register on-line

    if approved by your academic
    adviser and if you have a
    personal identification num-
    ber (PIN). PIN request forms
    may be obtained from the
    Office of Admissions and
    Records, or by going on-line
    to www.gulfcoast.edu (click
    on Prospective Student).
    Students will no longer
    receive grades through the
    mail. Students may access
    grades on-line. In order
    to access grades, students.
    must have a PIN.
    For more information,
    call (850) 872-3892 for main,
    campus, or visit the college
    web site at www.gulfcoast.
    edu. For the Gulf/Franklin
    Center, call (850) 227-9670
    and for the Tyndall Air Force
    Base Education Office call
    (850) 283-4332.

    Warm Water

    Exercise Classes

    The Wellness and
    Athletics Division of Gulf
    Coast Community College will
    offer Warm Water Exercise
    Classes from August 18 to
    October 11, 2005 in the
    therapy pool in the Wellness
    Center complex on campus.
    The facility at GCCC is a-
    fully functioning hydrother-
    apy pool and all instructors
    are certified in warm water
    exercise and arthritis therapy.
    The classes are designed for
    individuals who want to con-
    tinue their post rehabilitation
    warm water maintenance or to
    relieve pain. Benefits include
    improved range of motion and
    flexibility, relaxation abili-
    ties and social interaction.
    Students will be introduced
    to hydrodynamic principles
    and accepted forms of warm
    water exercise such as Ai Chi,
    Yoqua and Watsu.
    Classes will meet
    Tuesday and Thursdays
    from 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.,
    or 5 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. The
    cost of the eight-week class
    is $80 per person. Pre-regis-
    tration is required and there
    is a six person minimum.
    -Additional pool time is avail-
    able at no additional cost
    after confirmed registration.
    For more information,
    call Carl Kleinschmidt at 872-


    Officer Courses

    The Criminal Justice
    Training Academy of Gulf
    Coast Community College will
    offer a full-time Correctional
    Officer Basic Standards
    course at the North Bay
    Center in Southport, begin-
    ning Thursday, August 11,
    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 sal-
    ary for correctional officers
    is $29,612, plus competitive
    Entry into Correctional
    Officer Basic Standards
    requires basic ability test-
    ing 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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    Send your name and ad- Does home visits while needed. Top pay, year computer skills with or at: Please Apply at 123 gw 0
    dress to Bible Study, PO you are away. In business round work. Call 648-4301 knowledge, of all Micro- www.gulfcounty Water St., Ap alchicola St. Joe 14
    Box 929, Wewahitchka, FL 7 years. Call Diana or Dan soft a pplicationsand government.comt., Apai Rent-All, Inc.
    32465 or call (850) 227-5770 or 648-5081 or o ns ati kn s d alary Range of $38,480
    639-5401 and leave your 227-8225 THEPORTINNs now ac- communicad written are kills, $43,680 Application dead- Maintenance 706 First Street
    name and address or cepting applications for verbal and written are line is Friday, 8/12/05 5:00en
    E-malf your request to part time housekeepers & required. Knowledge of pm EST. For more infor- Person Phone 227-211UF VIEW OTS
    Wewachurch 400 B didates must be able to a plus. nise Manuel, Human Re- maintenance/repairs for / MINI-STORAGE \ Cape San Bias before
    work weekends & early source Director at a fast pace company. stump hole. Priced to sell.
    SELL YOUR UNWANTED morning shifts. If you have We offer great pay & 850-229-5335. Gulf County The candidate will be re- [7 [ [7] [7 850-227-435P
    ITEMS on E-Bay. Fast EARLY EDUCATION & an eye for detail & a pas- benefit package. enforces a Drug-Free sponsible for the main- GARAGE SALE I I I I I LOT 7 Cabell St. Water-
    cash. Call 647-2500 CARE, INC., is seeking In- sion for service we want Fax resume to Workplace Policy and is tenance and repair of Sat. Aug. 6., 8am-1pm. a5x10 10x10 10x20 view, cleared, ready to
    fant/ Toddler Caregivers YOUI Please apply in per- 850-231-7102 an Equal Opportunity / Af- vacation rental proper- 125 West Cott Cir. build. $294,900. 227-6123
    Swho are interested in pro- son at the address below: or e-mail to firmative Action Employer. ties. Handy person skills or 340-0302
    Siding quality early care Make beds, make waffles, rhea.goff(joe.cdm. required. Must have reli- MOVING SALE On Site Rentals 6 Days
    j and education to children make money Inquire COUNTY able transportation and 2107 Palm Blvd. A Week OVERSTREET, Vacant
    0-3 yrs AA/AS degree pre- about benefits package. a valid drivers license. Sat Aug. 6th Lot. One of the highest el-
    ferred or CDA with infant EOE. DFWR Port Inn, 501 Employer OF COUNTY 7am 12 noon AeK ABOUTFREE vations in area, approx.
    FEMALE CAT missing and/or toddler specializa- Monument Ave. Port St. Pre-Employment Drug COMMISSIONERS Apply In person at: All kinds of treasures ASKABOUTFREE 94x350. Paved street be-
    froni 16th & Marvin. Goldie tion and.one year success- Joe; FL" 32456 Screening Required. is accepting applications 125 West Gulf Beach Dr. MUST GOI' MONTH'S RENT! fore bridge. Joan Love-
    Is orange & white, long ful classroom experience for an St. George Island lace, Mexico Beach Har-
    hair,. very shy. If seen or and a willingness to further Assistant Planner Resort Vacation YARD & PLANT mon Realty, 850-527-2560
    found, call 229-8512 education accepted.. Posi- 45 DEORATIVE Concrete tin a co- roperties of A or 800-239-4959.
    tion located in Apalachico- Co. needs' helper., Will Applications and a ScomALo SALET
    Ia. Early Education and 5B Train the right person.p b drin are r lSat&.SunAug0th & 1 SOUTHGATE
    Care, Inc. offers an excel- Flexible hrs. -needed. available in our HR office EQ 138&S.AugLoht&3,7thBD.VISIO
    24 an or at .:Equal Oppty Employer A2 t SUBDIVISION
    24 lent benefits package. Ap- < SALES Good pay. 227-3232' or at:www.gulfcounty al Oppty Employer Atlantic St. 2176 HWY 98, 4Los
    plyu St. Joe Beach FA great possibilities for
    ply at 450 Jenks Avenue, Local manufacturer seek- government.com MUSIC POSITION, some- St. Joe Beach F multi-family currently a LOT# 20 149' wide x 158'
    EX HOUSE CLEANER. Panama City, FI. ng entry level person fo DRIVER TRAINEES EOE Application deadline one to lead congregational Hibiscs boh iropcal convenience', store with, deep, Large lot cleared
    satisfaction guaranteed EOEM/F/DInside Sales and Customer NEEDED NOW! No expe- is Friday, 8/12/05 5:00 prm singing. Work with chorus nner plae.as pumps. $1.700000 andreadyto buildon in
    Call 850-639-2791 Service. Sales. experience rience required. CDL Train- EST. For more information, & soloist. Call. Pastor Ted Call Joan Lovelace 'Cell qu, gated subdivision
    42 c helpful but will train enthu- ing is now available in your please contact Denise at 527-2561, Mexico YARD SALE! 527-2560) Mexico Beach close to schools and new
    siastic and profit oriented area. Covenant Transport Manuel, Human Resource Beach UMC, part time paid #4 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach Harmon Realty (800) hospital location. $154K.
    OLD MAIDS BY THE BAY individual. Starting wage has immediate openings Director at 850-229-5335. position. (In Rear) 239-4959. www.
    cleaning service, Residen- $7/hr plus generous corn- for entry-level semi drivers. Gulf County enforces a Sat August 5th, 8am-2pm thebeachsite.co -- LOT# 47 91' wide x 123'
    tial, vacation rental, weekly Bay St Joseph mission. 850-227-2057 for Our avg. Drivers earn more Drug-Free Workplace Poll- NATIONS Land Rain Cancelsl deep, Vacant lot in quiet
    or bi-weekly rates. Cal application and interview, than $36k first year. OTR cy and is an Equal Oppor- Surveying, LLC Furniture Linens, books & 2176 HWY 98, 4 Lots, gated subdivision close to
    229-1654. Leave message. Care & Rehab and Regional runs get you tunity / Affirmative Action A Newl Opened Gulf miscellaneous & Free great possibilities for schools and new hospital
    Center home weeky Train fortN Employer Counend eying Hide-a-Bed! multi-family, currently a location. $128,900.
    of Port St Joe 1a866-280-5309y CMapping Firm has immedi- convenience store with
    s eeking enthusiastic and -866-280-5309 GULF COUNTY BOARD ate openings for Exper- gas pumps. $1,700,000. 850-227-9444
    d tea p to OF COUNTY ence Surveying Personnel Caeacl Joan LoOEBEAeS ea
    beiatdt o or ng DRIVERS WANTED FOR COMMISSIONERS as follows: 527-2560) Mexico' Beach S Jores SubdivisionEACH, Sexel-
    be a part of our winning AC DUCT Installers and LOCAL COMPANY. Home is accepting applications Harmon Realty (800) Shores Subdivision, excel-
    Affordable teamfor. the following p- Service Techniclas needled every night. 1 years experi- for a .2- Survey Crew Chiefs HOT TUB* 2394959. Rlent location. High eleva-
    Home improvements Please call GW Services ence. Clean MVR. Class A GIS Coordinator *2- Survey Instrument Best Deal on (HYDRO tion.beach, undbloergck from
    Slieetrock work Textured 'O tw yi beach, underground utili-
    Ceilings & Repairs, etc CNA's3 to. 11 and 11to'7 229-9125 & B license: $300 Sign- On Applications and a comrn- Operators SPA) w/warranty. Never $ B ties including sewer,
    R 850-896-6197, Dav.a Starting wage for new -Bonus after 90 Days. Call plete job description are *2- Survey CAD Techs used, seats 5 w/lounger, FoS e $279,900. Call Joan Love-
    CNA's$9.50/hr. 769-9136 available in our HR office 1-Licensed Civil Affordable- $1995. 850- lace (Cell 527-2560) Mexi-
    Dietary Aides. Certified Pool or at: Engineer 648-1088 or 628-6858. BY OWNER 1 acre, with 3 co Beach Harmon Realty
    Wewofferard' Techriician ENERGETIC office person www.gulfcounty These positions are forfull BR, 2.5 BA 2000 Jacobsen (800)239-4959
    29)Weaffer competitive Needed to do variousduties. Blqe, government.com py elo nae s598hmob hrme,,sceened
    C twages,aInsurance,'PTO,t jean type atmosphere. Call' EOEApplication deadline time emplOyment with ex- morihe2 soresnedb
    D&D's LAWN SERVICE. rapidly growing compa- distance available. Please smallpond. 1 mile fromSt.
    -Reliable Mi lanca Ceas Contact r any. Must have reliable nation, please contact De- submit resume to: WANTED! Used Surfboard p borhood Must seeto ap- 2 BR, I BA MOBILE .
    couple will landscape, Carrie Harrisonu Di transportatton~dand be- Independent nise Manuel,-Human Re- Robert4111@aol.com Long Board. preferred. precdate, only '$209,000., HOME In Higniand View_
    mow. Storm Clean up. Human Resources Director mst ae l Independentem d On rso-llo86 0- 8 nn*
    Also Available for Port. St. 220 9th Street rious inquiries need ap- Housekeeping ur ireto Cun- 850- 639-6199 to schedule Project. Needy/Daunotbe Coin eci R identical $550 m. 227-8008
    850-229-5335. Gulf Coun- 5 3 9 c P t zoning. Call 229-5282
    Joe, Wewa & The Cape. Port St Joe, FI 32456 ply. Please call Contractors ty enforces a Drug-Free confidential interview, good condition 229-1305.
    Dan & Diana 227-8225 or 850-229-8244 x105 (850)229-2706 for more Neded Woplae I and is an P CAH COUN 30
    648-5081 or 227-5770 850-229-7129 fax information. Needed Workplace Policy and is an CALHOUNCOUNTY,30
    Apply in person at: Equal Opportunity / Af- PLUMBERS& &acres' with 3 BR, 2 BA;,
    125 Gulf Beach Dr. West firmative Action Employer. PLUMBING f Brick house & Barn $235K BRYANT'S LANDING '
    T ICK OMPANY, IN ALLENCO isnow hiring St. George island, HELPERS Firm Call 850-6748314... area, $150mo.; inc W/S/G.
    carpenters, helpers, and Resort Vacation HELP WANTED -EXPERIENCED Call Susan 639-4200
    Are you an energetic and dependable 'utly men. Experience and Properties HELP WANTED Mexico Beach Area) REMEMBER: ADS In Florida Waterfront
    Transportation a plus. Call EOE Quality, Top Pay, Excellent Bene- mthequclassin-cation may orc
    worker? If so, you qualify for an opportu- .340 0674. Assurance fits, Vacation, Holiday Pay,. perconstrucion Condo,
    nity tolaunch your career with a growing Front Desk/ Coordinator e401K. Lawsonovel or keting todaysfors$1OK
    company! You mst be illingto travel CLEANING CREWS for Rsnist Responsible for inspec- Keith nfing pany opportunities. We do Call 1-800-681-0362 14' SEA NYMPH, 15hp
    company! Youa must be Willing tor ael CLEs s Rig fu r Reservatonist tion and reporting on (85259-2358 not recommend giving ID#1401 Johnson electric start, gal-
    and have valid ID and SS card. Come by, busy spring & summer, (850)259-2358
    an ave vali ID and card. omseason. Please phone in. Work in a fast- paced, the appearance of rental KLC Is anEOE/AAE/DFWP credit card or bank ac- Coldwell Banker Forgotten vanized trailer w/ new tires,
    -introduce yourself and fill out an applica- advance for appointment. people oriented prop- properties. Part time Mino fApplicants count information out Coast Realty' life jacket, paddles, troll
    in Paradise Coast Vacation erty management corn- seasonal, Saturday and/ MoApplicants over the phone. Aays motor, anchor, bench
    tion.(EOE) Rentadise Coa San Bcatio pany. Applicant should or Sunday. encouragetoapply research the company MEXICO BEACH 507 seats with 2 swivel seats.
    Rentals, Cape San 227-2000as be an' organized, posi- Apply In person at: PRODUCTION you plan to do business Georgia 3 BR, 2,BA Mobile Ready to fish, $1800. 850-
    We offer great benefits to qualifying tive person with good 125 Gulf Beach Dr. West C withBEFORE Investing, home on large corner lot. 639-2833/770-856-7276.
    employees such as 401k, group medical communication skills St. George Island, TECHNICIAN Screened porch in'front 18' 2001 PALM BEACH
    and dental insurance, employee stock pu- Immediate and experience with Resort Vacation Local Manufacturer has an deck in back. Fenced in BOAT Center, Console,
    and dental insurance, employee stock pur- computers arid office Properties opening for a Production back yard Short walk to 115hp, 4-stroke Suzuki
    chase, vacation, life and LTD Insurance, Career systems. Must have EOE Technician. Entry level V beach. $275,000. Joan (2002), Biminin.top, drive on
    uniom ad good sense of humor, wage $7.00 per hour. Ex- Lovelace, Mexico Beach galvanized trailer w/ spare
    uniforms and per diem., Opportunities be a fast learner with a perience is a plus but will 2 BR, 2.5 BA Townhouse, Harmon Realty. (800) tire, many other extras, low
    quick mind and be will- Housekeeping train.an enthusiastic appli- LR, Kitchen, garage, $750 239-4959. Local 527-2560 hours, kept covered iri car-
    e",/ ,l' sFre T positions with be- ing to work hard and P'cant. All tools provided mo. Ready Nowl 229-6333 MEXICO BEACH, 1008 ort $13K. 850-639-2833
    Sefits packageain busy, smart. Must work week- Desk Position Call 850-227-2057-for ap- cor770O 8506AH-7 2
    aad i a tc dsee if946a" n ends. Good telephone skills plication and interview. 15tli St., The Palms, new
    .a e fast-growing. insurance Apply In person at: and computer skills construction, 4br/2ba, over
    We are now hiring office. Must be 18 years 125 West Gulf Beach Dr. helpful. Great benefits. RESERVATIONIST/ 1 1400sf, community pool &
    i r ig old with telephone, St. George Island Apply In person at: RECEPTIONIST club house, master BA on
    -Class A CDL Drivers computer and people Resort Vacation 125 Gulf Beach Dr. West Desired for busy vacation 2 BR, 1 BA HOME n 1st floor. $329900. Joan 1974 CAL CRUISING 35',
    skills. Competitive Properties of St. GeorgeIsland, D r o san 2 ViR B OMO."nLovelace, 527-2560,,Mexi-
    -E skills. Competitive St. George Island Resort Vacation rental office. Basic com- Hiland View, $550 m.' co Beach Hatmn Rm 6 Perkins 4-107, heat & AC,
    -Equipment Operators' salaries commensurate EOE Propertes puter skills and pleasant $500 dep. Contact Tammy eachrefrgerator, microwave,
    Construction Crew Lab r with experience, posi- Equal Oppty Employer EOE personality are required. Sasser@Coldwll Banker- ebe iie mauto-helm, 9ft inflatable
    Construction Crew Laborers Forgotten Coast Realty MEXICO BEACH, 3 br. 2 With 8hp outboard,
    tion and skills. Submit for an interview appoint- 850-648-1010. ba, Beachside of Hwy, well $26,000 or best offer. (850)
    resume and salary ment Paradise Coast Va- maintained, fully furnished, 596-3487.
    WWW.trwiccoo .cm equnire nt Cation Rentals-Cape San R,BA, whin walking view. $ 000.
    www.trawickconstruction.com entto: a sid e L um ber Bias. 227-2000 distance of downtown, GuIfview. $695,000. Joan'h
    1555 South Boulevard / Chipley, FL P;O.Box411-n | v TEACHERS: 229-2706 (850)527n2560 cr "
    1 u Btpoontr/Flora.B 411 e-T "te Faith Christian School is r n800-2394959. 1983 CHEVROLET EL
    a*oi oia38850rM.638.0429 .O BEAH Pe looking for Christian CAMINO, V8, good run-
    tC5/1 EOE/Drug-Free Workplace Teachers dedicated to MEXICO BEACH, Pre ning condition, $1500 firm.
    Bayside Lumber & Building Supply has Childrens Ministries in the construction townhousee. 229-6994.
    following areas: KS PT, 4th 2br, 2ba, pool 5599.900.
    W ith immediate openings for the following posi- Grade FT pick up an ap- America's Mini Joan Lovelace, Mexico 1993 CADILLAC Deville,
    frow tfins: plication tat the school of- Storage & Office Beach. Harmon Realty, excellent condition, well
    pice or download one at 850-527-2560 or maintained. $3500 or best
    Sales 'falthchristianschool.net. Complex 800-239-4959 offer. Call 647-3930
    R S ls All Sizes available. FORD 1987 Aerostar.
    m Truck Driver (CDL Required) WANTED Boat & RV Storage, NO MONEY Good work van. Looks
    SLoad Puller Experienced & climate ted DOWN bad, runs great. $1500.
    Millwork'Manager Licensed Driver 850.-229-8014 or 229-9505 or 227-5920.
    SM work Manager to transport labor crews 850-258-4691 Free computerized PONTIAC '94 Transport,
    YOUR HOMETOWNNEWSPAPER FOR OVER YEA Or e an epckto & from job site. Must List of properties Mini-Van, 94k Original Mi-
    O; ,OO ..........O.....YWe offr Great Pay and p package. clean driving Available with les, $2000, 227-7415
    ord. Some labor, pick- Office and warehouse stor downpayment.
    Creative Tei m Apply in person to Bayside Lumber, up & deliver ies may be n ag ISt. Joe commerce e$200K and up. age
    516 First St. Port St. Joe, FL helpful but not required. Rd. (FL Hwy 382) behind ID # 1125
    fast growing company. Arizona Chemical. Each Coldwell Banker Forgotten GMC
    The Creative Team of The Star newspaper has a great opportunity For more information he nst ofan oe Coast Realty. 2001 YUKON
    for a hard' working and creative individual in Graphic Arts, Ad E x traor in art )229-2706 door. Convenient to all 'Garrison Ave. Charming 2 CS
    Building, and Page Layout. The Star is the hometown newspaper nations, 1/2 mile off Hwy BR, 1 BA home on 78x150 ngine:5.3L V8 MFI OHV
    for Port St. Joe, Florida and surrounding areas and is published WELDER 98. 1000 sq.ft. each space, lot. Fenced backyard, car- REAR WHEEL DRIVE 4
    every Thursday with a circulation of over 5,000. P eOp le N eed ed Local manufacturer seek- $550prmonth.12month port, storage building, wheelABS running Lights,
    .. ... .~ .. Hourly wage $8.50 to start, ty deposit. Office (850) Mexico Beach Harmon Re- dows. power steering, air.

    Applicants must have computer experience and experience with Experience a plus but will 229-8014. Home (850) alty 850-527-2560 or AM/ FM/CD, Leather seats,
    graphic design software including: InDesign, QuarkXpress, and Looking for career-minded extraordinary train a qualified applicant. 229-8030 cell (800)239-4959. heated front seats, dual
    graphic design software including: InDesign, QuarkXpress, and Call 850-227-2057 for ap-, 850-258-4691 OVO in front headrests,
    Adobe Photoshop. The right person should come with a positive people with great people skills, valid drivers plication and interview. ST. JOE BEACH, deed re- power brakes, tilt wheel,
    positive license required. FOR RENT. Mx. Bch: stricter subdivson, cus-
    outlook and a team playing attitude.,G20'x30' warehouse com-tom built home by contrac-6-digit Ode., new tires.
    Position(s) available in Gulf & Bay Counties. 503s sa.-wahuaccess h0rkImileso7 ti
    50 mer space. 2-way access tor/owner. Short walk to 108k miles, $17,500. Call
    Star Publications offers medical, dental and vision insurance, 401K, Job Summary(s): w/sep. office/bath. $1200 beach. 3br, 2ba, split BR, 871-0170
    company pension plan, success sharing, paid holiday and sick leave Full Time Customer Service (Cape San SEARS AIR CONDITION- mo. Call648-5276forinfo. open fir plan, FP, 10' ceil- 17
    and paid vacation. eave, Bias & St. Joe Beach) Must have customer ER Window Unit, 220W Ingsxc, Italian tile throughout
    Sservic experience, computer skills and phone 28,000 BTU's. 1 year old except carpeted BR's.a7
    service experience, computer skills and phone with remote control, ust MINI STORAGE Master BA has jacuzzi,
    Please sendesume to: experience. Must work weekends, serviced, under 'warranty back screen porch has hot SCOOTER like new, less
    Krchelle Halualan We are an Equal Opportun Employer. $450. 850-229-6712. O iiAe,PrtStJo, tub, too many extras to list. than 150 miles, warranty,
    Krichelle Halualani We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. ("riitiePools,atndrtdwobuai) $398k. 850-647-6110 $800. Call 647-2500
    General Manager Cape San Bias 229-2777 510 B ,2296200 Offl"ce STARBOARD REALTY
    P.O. Box 308, St. Joe Beach 647-3333 1 814.7400 Cell Phone THE RIGHT CHOICE!
    Port St. Joe, Florida 32457 800-824-0416 AUCTIONI
    Email your resume to: krichelle halualani@link.freedom.com Every Friday Night at 7 pm BEA 395 ONE TIME MLS LISTING FEE
    Email your resume to: krichelle alualani@link.freedom.com With Anchor, you will be on the road Eastern. Great Auctions BEACH- FHA & EPA Certified
    Fax your resume at: 850-227-7212 to an exciting career challenge with Weekly C Often Including STORAGE om- A C
    Estates Col. Wade Clark, STORAGE Plese Let Us Sell, or Appraise, Your Valuable Propertl
    Drug-Free Workplacee wonderful opportunities. Auction-eer Wade Clark Please Let Us Se, or A ise Your Valuable Property
    Drug-FreeWorkplace, Auctions 314 Reid Avenue, Day: 227-7200
    Equal Opportunity Employer Anr4r acati rupecs, llnc. Port St Joe 850-229-9282, Night: 647-3882 www.StarboardRealty.net
    S" Buyers Premium AB1239, AU1737 10% 850-639-2075
    Buyer's Premium St Joe Beach 850-639-2075

    16B The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, August 4, 2005

    Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years

    The city of Wewahitchka Board
    of Commissioners will hold a
    NO. 2005-1013L on Monday,
    August 08, 2005 at 6:45 PM
    CST to consider adoption of
    an ordinance with the follow-
    ing title:
    DATED JUNE 12, 1990,
    (CHAPTER 163, PART II,
    The Ordinance No. 2005-1013L
    in its entirety r'ay be inspected
    at the Office of the City Clerk
    during regular business hours,
    8am 4 pm CST, Mon-Fri. All
    interested parties may appear
    at the meeting to be heard
    with respect to this proposed
    Gwendolyn T. Exley
    City Clerk.

    Publish July 28, & August 4,
    In Re: The Adoption of
    CASE NO. 04-337
    TO: Gary Rollison
    Address Unknown
    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,
    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 asgessed: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.
    Dated this 14th day of July,
    /s/Donna J. Burkett
    Deputy Clerk
    Ad# 2005-052
    Publish July 28, August 4, 11,
    & 18, 2005.
    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. 155
    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 August, 2005.
    Dated this 14th day of July,,
    /s/Donna J. Burkett
    Deputy Clerk
    Ad# 2005-053
    Publish July 28, August'4, 11,
    & 18, 2005.
    CASE NO. 05-53 PR
    IN RE: The Estate of

    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 and that
    personal representative's attor-
    ney are set forth below.
    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
    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

    The date of the first publi-
    cation of this Notice is July
    28, 2005.
    GROOM, P.A.
    206 E. 4th Street
    P. 0. Box 39
    Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
    (850) 229-8211
    FL BAR NO. 0350583
    710 Royal Palm Road
    Panama City Beach, FL 32408
    Publish July 28 & August 4,
    BID NO. 0405-24
    The Gulf County Board of
    County Commissioners will
    receive sealed bids from any
    qualified person, company or
    corporation interested in con-
    structing the following project:
    ROAD 2005 S.C.O.P.
    Plans and specifications can be
    obtained at Preble-Rish, Inc.,
    Project #3.162, 324 Marina
    Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida
    32456, (850) 227-7200. The
    bid must conform to Section
    287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on
    public entity crimes.
    Completioh date for this project
    will be 180 days from the date of
    the Notice to Proceed presented
    to the successful bidder.
    Liquidated damages for failure
    to complete the project on the
    specified date will be set at
    $500.00 per day.
    Please indicated on the envelope

    that this is a sealed bid, the
    bid number and what the bid
    is for.
    Bids will be received until 5:00
    p.m. (ET), on August 12,2005,
    at the Gulf County Clerk's
    Office, Gulf County Courthouse,
    1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd.,
    Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, and
    will be opened and read aloud
    on August 15 2005, at 10:00
    Cost for Plans and Specifications
    will be $ 50.00 per set and is
    non-refundable. Checks should
    be made payable to PREBLE-
    RISH, INC.
    The Board of County
    Commissioners reserves the
    right to waive informalities in
    any bid, to accept and/or reject
    any or all bids, and to accept
    the bid that in their judgment
    will be in the best interest of
    Gulf County.
    If you have any questions,
    please call David Kennedy at
    (850) 227-7200.
    By: Nathan Peters, Jr.,
    Attest: Rebecca L. Norris,
    Ad #2005-060
    Publish August 4 & 11, 2005
    BID NO. 0405-25
    The Gulf County Board of
    County Commissioners will
    receive sealed bids from any
    person, company or corpora-
    tion interested in providing the
    Courtroom Seating (Pews)
    Specifications may be obtained
    from the Gulf County Clerk
    of the Court, 1000 Cecil G.
    Costin Sr., Blvd., Room 148,
    Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456,
    between the hours of 9:00 a.m.

    and 5:00 p.m., E.T., Monday-
    Friday, (850) 229-6112.
    Any questions regarding this
    bid should be directed to Robyn
    Hatcher at (850) 718-0026.
    Please indicate on the envelope
    this is a SEALED BID and
    include the BID NUMBER.

    Bids must be submitted to the
    Gulf County Clerk's Office at
    1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.,
    Blvd, Room 148, Port St.
    Joe, Florida, 32456, by 5:00
    p.m., E.T., on Friday, August
    12, 2005. Bids will be opened
    at this location on Monday,
    August 15, 2005 at 10:00 a.m.,
    By: Nathan Peters, Jr.,
    Attest: Rebecca L. Norris,
    Ad #2005-061
    Publish: August 4 & 11, 2005

    The Downtown Redevelopment
    Agency Board has scheduled
    their monthly meeting.
    When: August 9, 2005
    Time: 5:00 pm
    Where: City Fire Station
    All persons are invited to attend
    and participate.
    needing special accommoda-
    tions to participate in this meet-
    ing should contact Carol Davis
    at City Hall (850) 229-8261.
    Publish August 4, 2005

    GL COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY~ ~asi'h" ~ CMOIO41 (6h:INT $$TE *

    MAY 24, 2005
    Law Enforcement:
    31021-00000 Law En-
    Original/Current Budget
    Amended Budget
    99984-95000 Reserve for
    Original/Current Budget

    Amended Budget
    4) Debris Removal Re-
    quest Steven Alexander (Cape
    San Bias)
    5) Engineering Pro-,
    posal Preble-Rish, Inc. (Har-
    mon C.D.B.G. $91,680.00)
    6) Grant Application
    (#7) Cape San Bias Light-
    7) Invoice Fisher
    Construction Beaches Fire De-
    partment Upgrade (Bid #0304-
    17 #03 $30,000.00 to be
    paid from Account #32122-
    8) NACo 2005 Cre-
    dentials I.D. (Peters, Barnes,
    9) Purchase Request
    Emergency Management
    (State Contract #250-000-03-

    01 90231 10 computers *
    10) Resolution Bud-
    get Amendment General Fund
    ($165,579.00), as follows: .
    RESOLUTION NO. 2005-13
    WHEREAS, the Board, of
    County Commissioners of Gulf
    County, Florida, has received
    unanticipated revenue in the
    General Fund for fiscal year
    2004-05; and,
    WHEREAS, said revenue
    is needed to help pay certain
    expenditures incurred in fiscal
    year 2004-05; .
    .IT RESOLVED as follows:
    1. The 2004-05 fiscal
    year budget is amended as fol-
    Other Financing Soure-

    00189-00000 Proceeds
    from Installment Notes
    Current Budget
    Amended Budget
    Public Works:
    42834-71000 Debt Ser-
    Current Budget
    Amended Budget
    Health Department:
    42562-61000 Land
    Current Budget

    Amended Budget
    OPTED by the. Gulf County
    Board of County Commissioners
    this 24th day of May, 2005.
    Resolution Budget
    Amendment DRI/EAR Fund
    ($251,451.00), as follows:
    RESOLUTION NO. 2005-14
    WHEREAS, the Board of
    County Commissioners of Gulf
    County, Florida, has received
    unanticipated revenue in the
    DRI/EAR Fund for fiscal year
    2004-05; and
    WHEREAS, said revenue
    is needed to help pay certain
    expenditures incurred in fiscal
    year 2004-05;
    IT RESOLVED as 'follows:

    . 1. The 2004-05 fiscal
    year budget is amended as fol-
    Contributions and Do-
    #11866-00000 Contri-
    Current Budget
    Amended Budget
    27725-64001 Equip-
    ment >$5000
    Current Budget
    Amended Budget

    27729-64001 Equipment
    Current Budget
    Amended Budget
    OPTED by the Gulf County
    Board of County Commissioners
    this 24th day of May, 2005.
    11) S.H.I.P. Pur-
    chase Assistance Farmer
    S.H.J.P. Subordination
    ,Agreement (Smith/Emerald
    Coast F.C.U.)
    24, 2005

    The Board then addressed
    the following recommendations
    from the May 24, 2005 meeting
    of the Planning & Development
    Review Board:
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    ment to hold a public hearing to
    consider a side setback variance
    (2.6 feet) for Thomas R. Wojtc-
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    .97 Acres in S22, T9S, R11W),
    County Attorney McFarland
    read the public hearing notice
    and called for public comment.
    There being no public com-
    ment, Commissioner McLemore
    motioned to approve the vari-
    ance. Commissioner Traylor
    seconded the motion, and it
    passed unanimously (3-0).
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    Pursuant to advertise-
    ment to hold a public hearing
    to consider a side setback vari-
    ance (. inch) for Leslie Frye Al-
    len & Thomas W. Allen (Parcel
    ID #03144-OO0R .06 Acres in
    S19, T9S, R10W), County Attor-
    ney McFarland read the public
    hearing notice and called for
    public comment. There being
    no public comment, Commis-
    sioner McLemore motioned to
    approve the variance. Com-
    missioner Traylor seconded the
    motion, and it passed unani-
    mously (3-0).
    Pursuant to advertise-
    ment to hold a public hearing
    to consider a side setback vari-
    ance (3 feet) for Lafayette Prop-
    erties Partnership, LLC (Parcel
    ID #03143-OOOR .06 Acres
    in S19, T9S, R10W), County
    Attorney McFarland read the
    public hearing notice and called
    for public comment. There be-
    ing no public comment, Com-
    missioner Traylor motioned to
    approve the variance. Commis-
    sioner McLemdre seconded the
    motion, and it passed unani-
    mously (3-0).
    Pursuant to advertise-
    ment to hold a public hearing to
    consider a side setback variance
    (property line) for Russell Steven
    Varnadore (Parcel ID #03570-
    050R .16 Acres in S31, T6S,
    R1OW), County Attorney Mc-
    Farland read the public notice
    .and called for public comment.
    'There being no public com-
    -ment, Commissioner Traylor
    motioned to approve the vari-
    ance. Commissioner McLemore
    ,seconded the motion, and it
    passed unanimously (3-0).
    Pursuant to advertise-
    ment to hold a public hearing
    to consider a small-scale map
    amendment for St. Joe Com-
    pany (Parcel ID #06076-000R
    & #03039-OOOR 9.57 Acres),
    County Attorney McFarland
    read the public hearing notice
    and called for public comment.
    There being no public comment,
    Commissioner McLemore mo-
    tioned to approve a small-scale
    amendment changing the land
    use from agricultural to mixed
    commercial/residential low
    density. Commissioner, Traylor
    seconded the motion, and it
    passed unanimously (3-0).
    Pursuant to advertise-
    ment to hold a public hearing
    to consider final plat approval
    for St. Joe Cdastal Properties,
    LLC (Parcel ID #06248-090R
    .& #06248-050R 90.03 Acres

    in S36, T8S, R12W), County
    Attorney McFarland read the
    public hearing notice and called
    for public comment. There be-
    ing no public comment, Com-
    missioner Traylor motioned to
    approve the final plat of Shal-
    low Reed subdivision. Commis-
    sioner McLemore seconded the
    motion, and it passed unani-
    mously (3-0).
    (Commissioner Williams
    entered the meeting at 6:07
    p.m., E.T.)
    Pursuant to advertise-
    ment to hold a public hearing
    to consider final plat approval
    for Ashwood Development Com-
    pany (Parcel ID #06370-001R
    & #06370-050R 9.55 Acres in
    S36, T8S, R12W), County Attor-
    ney McFarland read the public
    hearing notice and called for
    public comment. There being
    no public comment, Commis-
    sioner McLemore motioned to
    approve the final plat of Ova-
    tions Phase I subdivision. Com-
    missioner Traylor seconded the
    motion, and it passed unani-
    mously (4-0).
    Pursuant to advertise-
    ment to hold a public hearing
    to consider preliminary plat
    approval for Ashwood Devel-
    opmeqt Company (Parcel ID
    #06370-OOOR & #06371-OOOR
    104.646 Acres in S36, T8S,
    R12W), Cotinty Attorney Mc-
    Farland read the public hear-
    ing notice and called for public
    comment. There being no pub-
    lic comment, Commissioner
    McLemore motioned to approve
    the preliminary plat of Ovations
    Phase II subdivision. Commis-
    sioner Traylor seconded the
    motion, and it passed unani-
    mously (4-0).

    Pursuant to advertise-
    ment to hold a public hearing
    to consider final plat approval'
    for Michael Bobzien (Parcel ID
    #06268-588R & #06268-586R *
    4.28 Acres in S7, T9S, R11W),
    County Attorney McFarland
    read the public hearing notice
    and called for public comment.
    There being no public com-
    ment, Commissioner McLemore
    motioned to approve the final
    plat of Cape Palms Park sub-
    division. Commissioner Traylor
    seconded the motion, and it
    passed unanimously (4-0).
    Upon recommendation
    by Gulf County E.M.S. Direc-
    tor McGuffin, Commissioner
    Traylor motioned to advertise
    to receive sealed bids for an
    enclosed trailer and ATV (to be
    paid from Homeland Security

    Grant Funds). Commissioner
    McLemore seconded the mo-
    tion, and it passed unanimous-
    ly (4-0).
    Chief Administrator But-
    ler discussed that the County
    will be responsible for a 25% lo-
    cal match for the Gulf Beaches
    Sewer Project, but should not
    have to pay anything out-of-
    pocket (can be handled with
    the City of Port St. Joe trunk
    line under the canal and across
    to Windmark). Commissioner
    Traylor motioned to commit
    the 25% local match for the
    -Beaches Sewer System. Com-
    missioner Williams seconded
    the motion, and it passed unan-
    imously (4-0).
    Chief Administrator But-
    ler discussed that the City of
    Wewahitchka has requested
    permission to operate a wa-
    ter system in the same service
    area that St. John's Utilities
    has requested. After discus-
    sion by Commissioner Traylor,
    E.D.C. Director Allen McNair
    discussed a letter of guarantee'
    from a bank for St. John's. After
    further discussion, the Board
    tabled this matter until they
    can meet with both parties.
    Chief Administrator But-
    ler reported that Commissioner
    Barnes is not present tonight
    because he is attending the
    Port St. Joe High School Varsity
    Baseball championship game in
    Veterans' Service Offi-
    cer Williams reported that the
    Florida World War II Monument
    dedication will be held in Tal-
    lahassee on June 6th at 10:00
    a.m., and the public is invited
    to attend.
    Veterans' Service Officer
    Williams reported to the Board
    that former Gulf County Veter-
    ans' Service Officer Fred Kleeb
    passed away last night (served
    Gulf County from 8/8/78 until
    S.H.I.P. PROGRAM -
    Veteran's Service Officer
    Williams discussed a request
    for an out of county resident
    to apply for S.H.I.P. funds for
    a home in Gulf County. Chair-
    man Peters passed the chair to
    Vice Chairman McLemore, and
    motioned to allow the individual
    to apply. Commissioner Traylor
    seconded the motion for discus-
    sion. Upon inquiry by Commis-
    sioner Williams, Veteran's Ser-
    vice Officer Williams discussed

    the Board's current policy re-
    garding ship applications. After
    discussion, he motion passed
    unanimously (4-0). Commis-
    sioner Williams then motioned
    to amend the Board's policy
    to consider out-of-county resi-
    dent S.H.I.P. applications on a
    case-by-case basis. Commis-
    sioner McLemore seconded the
    motion, and it passed unani-
    mously (4-0).
    Emergency Manage-
    ment/911 Coordinator Nelson
    reported that he met with a
    D.E.P. representative today re-
    garding the sand berm project.
    He stated that the notice to
    proceed will be issued in ap-
    proximately 2 weeks, and rec-
    ommended that the board ap-
    prove suspending beach driving
    from the Stumphole to the State
    Park during this project. Com-
    missioner Williams requested
    this be advertised to notify the
    public. Commissioner Williams
    then motioned to approve this
    recommendation. Commis-
    sioner McLemore seconded the
    motion, and it passed unani-
    mously (4-0).
    Chamber of Commerce
    Director Sandra Chafm re-
    ported that Independence On
    The Coast will be held July 2-4,
    2005, and invited everyone 'to
    Solid Waste Director
    * Danford reported that, during
    the month of April, the Mosqui-
    to Control Department sprayed
    515 gallons, covered 86,489
    acres,. and treated a quarter of
    a million square feet of standing
    water with 2,449 B.T.I. pellets.
    T.D.C. Director Pick-
    ett discussed a request from
    Dr. William Stronge, who is to
    perform the Economic Impact
    Study at Cape San Blas (Bid
    #0405-10), for a letter from the
    Board of County Commission-
    ers stating he has the authority
    to interview beach users for the
    County study. Commissioner
    Traylor motioned to execute this
    letter. Commissioner McLemore
    seconded the motion, and, it
    passed unanimously (4-0).
    Planner Richardson re-
    quested that the Board approve
    a change order to Fisher Con-
    struction on the Beaches Fire
    Department upgrade (to pour
    concrete aprons and pads), in
    the amount of $4,100.00. Com-
    missioner Traylor motioned
    to approve this change order.
    Commissioner McLemore sec-
    onded the motion, and it passed
    unanimously (4-0).
    Health Care Committee

    Chairman Doug Kent appeared
    before the Board to report on
    the Health Care Committee
    meeting. Jim McKnight, 9f the
    Gulf County Health Care Com-
    mittee, presented the Board
    with a Memorandum of Agree-
    ment between Sacred Heart,
    Gulf County, the Health Depart-
    ment, St. Joe Company, and St.
    Joe Foundation. Commissioner
    Traylor discussed the County's
    commitment and the possibil-
    ity of early pay-off, stating he
    is pleased with the proposed
    agreement. Commissioner Wil-
    liams inquired about a potential
    sales tax decline. Peter Hecka-
    thorn, of Sacred Heart Hospital,
    discussed that there will be a
    local hospital board. Commis-
    sioner McLemore then motioned
    to approve the Memorandum of
    Understanding. Commissioner
    Traylor seconded the motion
    and, after discussion by Chair-
    man Peters about indigent care
    and sales tax, it passed unani-
    mously (4-0).
    Jim McKnight, of the Gulf
    County Health Care Committee,
    discussed and recommended
    that the Board pass a one-half
    cent sales tax by super major-
    ity vote of the Board (no refer-
    endum). Chairman Peters dis-
    cussed savings to the County
    because a special election would
    cost approximately $15,000.00.
    After discussion, Commissioner
    McLemore motioned to approve
    and proceed with the ordinance
    process to levy a one-half cent
    sales tax. Ken Dykes, represen-
    tative of Gulf Pines Hospital,
    discussed the plan to re-open
    Gulf Pines. After discussion,
    Bob Pugh, owner of Gulf Pines
    Hospital,; appeared before the
    Board to discuss his plans for
    re-opening Gulf Pines Hospital.
    Marilyn.Blackwell, of Dalkeith,
    discussed that she feels the
    Board should put this issue
    on a' referendum. After further
    discussion, Commissioner Wil-
    liams seconded the motion, and
    it passed unanimously (4-0).
    The meeting did then re-
    cess at 7:29 p.m.
    The meeting reconvened
    at 7:46 p.m.
    Commissioner Traylor
    thanked the Chamber of Com-
    merce and everyone involved for
    their hard work on the Tupelo
    Festival, stating it was a great
    Commissioner Tray-
    lor wished Good Luck .to the
    Port St. Joe High School Var-
    sity Baseball Team at the State
    2005-2006 BUDGET
    Commissioner Williams

    reported on the departmen-
    tal budget meetings he has
    held over the last week, and
    requested permission to take
    the Department 'Heads on a
    fishing trip on Thursday. Com-
    missioner Traylor motioned to
    approve this request. Commis-
    sioner McLemore seconded the
    motion, and it passed unani-
    mously (4-0).
    Commissioner Williams
    discussed citizen/resident con-
    cern that Sea Shores Drive not
    be used as a connector route
    for the back beach corridor. He
    stated that the roadway is too
    narrow for the State right-of-
    way needed, there is a reten-
    tion pond in that area, and he
    is greatly opposed to that area
    being used as a connector.
    Commissioner Williams
    reported that he will hold a town
    hall meeting at the White City
    Fire Department on Thursday,
    May 26th at 6:00 p.m., E.T.
    Commissioner Williams
    also reported on issues with the
    Fish & Wildlife Grant, stating
    he is still working on this proj-
    ect to get the White City boat
    ramp bulkhead repaired.
    Nadine Lee, of St. Joe
    Beach, discussed the County's
    process for abandonment of
    property. County Attorney Mc-
    Farland also discussed the le-
    gal process for abandonment.
    Commissioner Williams dis-
    cussed the need for changes
    to the policy to ensure that the
    County retains as many beach
    access / easement points as
    possible, and to prevent the
    "back beach road" corridor from
    using Seas Shores Drive as the
    connector route.
    Commissioner Williams
    discussed creating a park under
    the Highland View Bridge and,
    upon his inquiry about allow-
    ing beach driving in that area,
    County Attorney McFarland
    discussed that there are mul-
    tiple owners and the property
    was annexed by the City of Port
    St. Joe. Upon inquiry, County
    Attorney McFarland stated that
    it will take additional time to
    sort out the ownership issues
    and have beach driving includ-
    ed for that area. Commissioner
    Williams also discussed that
    the T.D.C. will be placing ad-
    ditional palm trees around-the
    bridge and park.
    Commissioner Traylor
    motiofhed to approve the fol-
    lowing Special Project Payment,
    and Commissioner McLemore
    seconded the motion for dis-

    cussion. After discussion that.
    the payment is of an invoice for
    work done at Peters Park, the
    motion passed unanimously
    Dist IV
    Angel Thomas Work
    performed at Peters Park
    Gulf County E.M.S. Di-
    rector McGuffin reported that
    he has discovered that, due to
    the grant deadline, there is not
    enough time to go out for bids
    for the equipment which he re-
    quested earlier in this meeting.
    Commissioner Williams then
    motioned to allow him to pur-
    chase the items (trailer & ATV)
    on an emergency basis. Com-
    missioner McLemore seconded
    the motion, and it passed unan-
    imously (4-0).
    Julia Cunningham,
    Chairman of the Gulf County
    County-Wide Voting Commit-
    tee, appeared before the Board
    to present the following retom-
    mendations to the Board. She
    stated the Committee's delay in
    preparing these recommenda-
    tions was the inability to get a
    quorum at the meetings. She
    requested that the Board make
    certain that future committee
    appointees are willing and can
    be available for meetings.
    The Committee recom-
    mended the Board follow the
    vote of the citizens by one of the
    following scenarios:
    1. Commissioner Pe-
    ters can voluntarily dismiss the
    Consent Order (would cost un-
    der $5,000.00).
    2. Gulf County can
    petition the Federal Court to
    have the Consent Order termi-
    nated (under $50,000.00 if no
    objection from Commissioner
    3. Gulf County can
    petition the Federal Court to
    have the Consent Order termi-
    nated (under $100,000.00 esti-
    mated from Washington Coun-
    ty's Attorney, if Commissioner
    Peters objects).
    Julia Cunningham then
    presented 8 re-districting sce-
    narios from the County-Wide
    Voting Committee for the Board
    to consider. She stated that
    these scenarios provide better
    population distribution (now
    and for the' future),. provide
    responsibility for fire depart-
    ments, and require sharing of
    the dirt road responsibilities.
    Upon motion by Commissioner
    Williams, seconded by Commis-
    sioner Traylor, and unanimous-
    ly (4-0) vote, the Board agreed
    to extend Ms. Cunningham's
    speaking time. She then re-

    viewed the maps she presented
    to the Board.
    Commissioner Williams
    discussed that he feels that re-
    turning to County-Wide voting
    is more important at this time
    than the re-districting. Upon
    his inquiry about dropping
    the lawsuit, Chairman Peters
    had no comment. After fur-
    ther discussion by members of
    the Board, they agreed to table
    this issue to allow them time to
    review the scenarios, and they
    thanked the members of the
    County-Wide Voting Commit-
    Marilyn Blackwell, of
    Dalkeith, appeared before the
    Board to inquire about pub-
    lic access to the beaches. She
    stated that the Board received a
    letter from Costin & Costin from
    the South Beach Homeowners
    Association requesting Mari-
    ner Lanbe abandoned by the
    County and turned back over to
    the Homeowners Association.
    She also inquired about Pebble
    Beach Road being abandoned
    when the County needs more
    beach access. Ms. Blackwell
    stated that Florida Statutes
    clearly state the process for the
    County to follow to abandon
    Marilyn Blackwell also
    stated that the hospital issue
    should have been on the agen-
    da, so the public would have
    known it was to be discussed.
    Bill Williams, of Over-
    street, discussed the possibil-
    ity of having a designated "no
    wake" zone for boat traffic on
    the Intercoastal Waterway at
    Overstreet, from Guilford's
    home to Wetappo Creek. Com-
    misioner Traylor discussed
    thajhe will be holding a Town
    Hall Meeting at the Overstreet
    Fire Department. After discus-,
    sion, Commissioner McLemore
    motioned to advertise the town
    hall meeting. Commissioner
    Traylor seconded the motion,
    and it passed 3-0, with Com-
    missioner Williams abstaining
    due to family involvement.
    Marjorie Stitt, of White
    City, inquired about animal
    control ordinance. County At-
    torney McFarland reported that
    the new draft has been taken to
    the Sheriff for his review.
    There being no further
    business, and upon motion by
    Commissioner McLemore, the
    meeting did then adjourn at
    8:25 pm., E.D.T.

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