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Creation Date: August 11, 2005
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Peters Challenges BCC to Reduce Budget

Chi n ires another $1.3 million cut during Septe


Peters was undeterred, ending the meet-
ing with, "Let us prepare to reduce the bud-
get when September 6 comes. We need to
drop another half mill and $1.3 million from
the budget."


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The gauntlet was tossed on Tuesday
'night in the meeting room of the Board of
County Commissioners.
The public will see early next month if it
will be swept up by anybody or not.
Commission chairman Nathan Peters,
Jr., informed his fellow commissioners that
they should come to the first public hearing
on the 2005-06 budget scheduled for 5:01
p.m.,on Tuesday, Sept. 6 prepared to shave
another $1.3 million, equal to one-half mill
in taxable property value in the county, from
the preliminary budget.
After two days of workshops on the bud-
get two weeks ago commissioners decided to
lower the millage rate from 6.2646, where it
had stood for two fiscal years, to 5.7530, a
reduction of a little more than half a mill.
A mill equals $1 for every $1,000 in tax-
able property value. The millage rate reduc-
tion proposed in the preliminary budget rep-
resents a 41 percent increase in taxes.
Peters indicated Tuesday he was deter-
mined to slice into that increase.
"I don't think we have done enough to
reduce (the budget)," Peters said. "I believe
we can reduce it by one half mill. I believe we
can cut that budget another $1.3 million."
Whether he gets there in September
seemed a wild card, at best, judging by the
statements of Peters' fellow commissioners.
Commissioner Billy Traylor noted that.
after two days of workshops he felt all five
commissioners came away feeling they had
crafted a good budget. To find another $1.3
million to cut at this point he said, commis-
sioners either were "stupid" or completely
missed something during those two nights of
massaging numbers, department by depart-
ment.
"Where's it going to come from?" Traylor
wondered of the $1.3 million. "You are speak-
ing for yourself there."
Commissioner Bill Williamns said the goal
of cutting a full mill from the coming fiscal
year's budget was a "good target," provided
it still included the $2 million in new dollars
the BCC put in reserve which he.said was the
best action to come out of the workshops.
He added, though, that any cuts had to
be made in a sensible, deliberative fashion.
"I don't want to throw darts just to
throw darts," Williams said. "I want to do it
smart."


FEMA Approves $49,105 in



Gulf County Disaster Assistance


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Before the white tent was bundled up and
transported out of Port St. Joe on Monday,
the Federal Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA) Disaster Recovery Center welcomed
250 Gulf County visitors seeking assistance
following Hurricane Dennis.
In Gulf County, FEMA has already
approved $30,903 in housing assistance and
$8,202 in other needs.
In the 19 Florida counties eligible for
federal funds, FEMA has approved over $15
million in disaster assistance.
In the state, the Small Business
Association has granted 62 housing loans,
for a total of $975,300, and three business
loans totaling $23,900.
Following natural disasters, the SBA
offers low-interest loans that fund private
property repairs not fully covered by insur-
ance.
Currently 1,041 home loan applications
and 134 business applications have been
accepted.


FEMA spokesperson Doug Bedell noted
that "there will be considerably more" SBA
loans approved in the near future.
Individuals and business owners who
suffered property damage during Hurricane
Dennis can still register for disaster assis-
tance by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362),
or online at www.fema.gov. Phone lines are
open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET), Monday

through Friday.
Those interested in post-disaster housing
,and accommodations may visit the Disaster
Housing Resources website at www.DHR.
online.com.
Visitors can narrow their housing
search by price, location and other housing
options.
The website also offers answers to fre-
quently asked questions regarding FEMA
housing inspections, home insurance and
SBA low-interest loans.
Those desiring personal assistance may
visit Carrabelle's Disaster Recovery Center,
located at 208 Marine Street. The center will
close its doors on Friday at 6 p.m.


For one sunny day last week, a bulldozer worked to spread sand on White Sands
Drive as part of the emergency berm construction. Pending rain and additional hurricanes
this season, project completion could be as far as four months away. See related story on
15A.


PORT AUTHORITY
Peters' challenge and the accompanying
response was not the only fissure over public
dollars to surface during Tuesday's meeting.
Williams, after some initial discussion,


By David Adlerstein
Florida Freedom Newspapers
An Apalachicola osteopath who lost his
medical license last year due to overprescrib-
ing painkillers went before a federal magis-
trate in Panama City Wednesday to face a
100-count criminal indictment that could
place him in prison for life.
Federal agents arrested Dr. Thomas G.
Merrill at his Apalachicola home at 11 a.m.
Tuesday and took him to the Bay County
jail. He was expected to go before Magistrate-
Judge Larry Bodiford Wednesday and be
released on bail.
"We are not seeking detention so he
probably will. be bonded out," said Allen
Sprowls, a spokesman for Gregory R. Miller,
U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of
Florida. The case is expected to be heard by
U.S. District Court Judge M. Casey Rodgers.
On Aug. 2, a federal grand jury hand-
ed down the indictment charging Merrill,
69, with 76 counts of wrongly dispensing
controlled substances including oxycodone,
morphine, hydrocodone, fentanyl, alprazol-
am and diazepam, 18 counts of wire fraud


brought up a request from the Port St. Joe
Port Authority for a commitment to "ear-
mark" $500,000, likely from reserves and
not necessarily in the coming fiscal year, as
See COUNTY on Page 3A


Port St. Joe Elementary acnool tirst-graaers line up to go into tneir classrooms.


Port St. Joe Millage Heading South


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Port St. Joe city commissioners began
the arduous task of crafting their budget.
this past Monday and the axe was the initial
weapon of choice.
The preliminary 2005-06 budget put in
front of commissioners calls for slicing one
mill off the city's millage rate from the cur-
rent fiscal year.
That would drop the millage rate from
6.1700 to 5.1700 mills. A mill represents $1
for every $1,000 of taxable property value in
the city.
"We have an obligation to cut some
taxes," said commissioner John Reeves as
the Commission pored over the proposed
budget line by line.


While reducing the village, the pro-
posed budget would still represent an ad
valorem tax increase of roughly 21 percent,
or $280,737.
But, based on the discussions during
Monday's initial workshop, commissioners
seemed far from through with massaging the
numbers lining their 50-plus page budget.
While millage rates were required. to be
submitted to the Property Appraiser by Aug.
4 in order to prepare TRIM notices, the mill-
age rate could still go down, though commis-
sioners could not raise it above the 5.170Q.
The next budget workshop is scheduled
for 5:30 p.m. ET on Monday, Aug. 15 in the
Commission meeting room.

See CITY on Page 14A


and six counts of defrauding health care
benefit programs.
A number of the charges involving dis-
pensing drugs carry a mandatory minimum
term of imprisonment of 20 years up to life
imprisonment, and a $1 million fine, because
they are alleged to have led to the death of
Merrill's patients. The indictment also seeks
the forfeiture of Merrill's property.
In the May 6, 2004 emergency suspen-
sion order from the Florida 'Department
of Health that took away Merrill's medi-
cal license, investigators from the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement said that
over the course of the investigation that had
begun in Jan. 2003, 10 of Merrill's patients
died. Six of these had been prescribed drugs
that contributed to their deaths,
"That's a fairy tale," said the doctor
immediately after the state suspended his
medical license. "That's all I got to say about
it." The physician did not go on to contest
the Department of Health's charges, and
voluntarily relinquished his license several
months later.
See PHYSICIAN ARRESTED on Page 14A


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By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Still battling a bit of
employee turnover, chief
executives in the City of
Mexico Beach decided to
implement an employee
incentive program.
Henry Flack, acting
city administrator, said he
and the department heads
have opted to recognize
one employee per quarter
based on outstanding
job performance, public
recognition and interaction
with their coworkers, among
other things.
The employees chosen
for the first two quarters of
2005 were Rodney McGee
and Lt. James G. Norris.
At the beginning of the
city council's bi-monthly
meeting, Mayor Chuck
Risinger presented these
two men with awards of
recognition and commended
both on a "job well done."
Without discussion
or fanfare, the council
unanimously adopted
an ordinance restricting
sexually oriented businesses
and related subjects
within established tourism
corridors in Mexico Beach.
In other business:
Chris Forehand of
Preble Rish gave updates
on several, on-going projects
throughout the city.
Bids for berm
construction on the canal
dredging spoil sites, received
late Tuesday afternoon,


will be discussed further
at a council workshop on
Thursday, Aug. 11. At the
expressed concern of the
council, Forehand said he
could conduct some "value
engineering" to cut costs,
but construction prices are
"crazy right now" due in part
to rising supply costs and
the cost of fuel.
Forehand reported that
the boat trailer parking
facility work will not begin
until after the U.S. 98 Bridge
is completed. A completion
date is currently set for
May 2006, but Councilman
"Butch" Dale noted, "That
is a dynamic date. It keeps
changing every time we
meet."
In addition, Forehand
gave an update on Florida
Recreation Department
Assistance Program'(FRDAP)
grants for parks and
recreation improvements,
specifically, extension of
the Mexico Beach pier. He
explained that the previous
council had implemented
an impact fee for recreation
applicable only to new
construction. Those impact
fees, following an intensive
study, were applied-based on
projected growth in case the
city did not get the FRDAP
grants, Forehand explained.
On the city marina
improvements and extension,
Forehand recommended to
the council that he consult
with a contractor on possible
improvements before any


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Following a
recommendation from her
board, Lynn Marshall,
president of the Mexico
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Development Council, made
a presentation about her
organization's efforts.
"The CDC is not part of
the City of Mexico Beach,
but we all have the same
goals to work together for
the community," Marshall
said.
Marshall also reported
on the CDC's decision to
contribute $2,000 a month
for beach cleaning and
$1,500 a month for canal
cleaning.
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Marshall further
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Council approved
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Editorials, Comments..


. The Star
PAGE FOUR THURSDAY, August 11, 2005


If We Were King of the County


We decided to play a little game this
week and imagine that we were kings of
the countV for one week.
What changes might we make? How
would we address some of the issues
which loom over the county like an
approach hng hurncane?
Just some of our "decisions:"
Forget about the current bud-
get format, the first order of business
would be directing the Clerk of Courts
to establish a more easily read and
transparent budget. The current bud-
get, for those who have tried to delve
through it, is more confounding and
difficult to grasp than a Rubic's cube.
The cynical in us would say this is
simply deliberate, that the idea is to
dissuade the public from fully scrutiniz-
ing the budget by making it as indeci-
pherable as the Chinese alphabet.
When individuals who are used to
examining budgets, such as business-
men, toss up their hands in disgust
after trying to digest a few pages of a
document which is several inches thick
there is a problem.
The county budget makes the state's
document, which allocates some $60
billion across a seemingly infinite num-
ber of departments, trust funds and
programs seem like reading Dr. Seuss
in comparison.
Both municipalities, the School
Board, have easily understood and
readable budgets, following line item by
line item, department by department,
cost center by cost center in as clear
and concise a fashion as a budget can.
Is this impossible for the county? Or
unwanted?
Experts say that governing is about
how money is spent. Transparency in
government, it would follow, begins
with a budget document that the more
than five people can comprehend.
While we are on this budget stuff,
we would move the county departments
to the concept of zero-based budgeting,
which, in short strokes not emanating
from an economic whiz, means starting
the budget crafting at zero and pencil-
ing in the integers based on needs not
wants.
To examine the sheet of paper detail-
ing how the budget was increased by
$4.5 million for the coming fiscal year
is to observe departments, and more
importantly commissioners, figuring
out how to spend all the extra bucks
that come with rising property values
without any real backing information.
We got it, let's spend it, the budget
seems to cry out, instead of falling back
on the position, as at least one com-
missioner did, that no one in his dis-
trict expressed a desire for lower taxes,
didn't want the millage rate sliced one
bit.
Sure, we see many areas where
needs, and in turn, costs are growing,
but nearly $2 million went for new per-
sonnel and $1.3 million for new equip-
ment in a cycle given the additions of
manpower and equipment in the past
several years that keeps spinning like


a carousel.
This goes back to a transparent
budget there is no way to determine
if these costs are justified because the
budget is crafted in such a way as to
be as mysterious as an Agatha Christie
novel.
But the real bottom line, at least
from here, is this the county, which
easily reaped the largest bounty from
sk-rocketing property taxes, could only
shave just over half a mill from its bud-
get while the City of Port St. Joe is pro-
posing at least a one mill reduction and
the School Board a reduction of more
than two mills.
This is a Board of County
Commissioners comprised, in the major-
ity, of individuals who espouse political-
ly conservative inclinations, but which
has saddled taxpayers with almost 70
percent worth of property tax increases
the past two years and a new half-cent
sales tax to be implemented the firstI'of
the year, while not, at least if perception
is an indicator, holding up much on the
reigns of spending.
There is something incongruous
about that.
Finally, we'd force a vote on coun-
ty-wide, or at-large voting. We are now
nine months removed from the 2004
elections and yet an actual vote from
commissioners on pursuing a return to
at-large voting has yet to be offered, in
the form of a formal motion, in a meet-
ing.
County commissioners must be held
accountable to the voters who put them
in office. The fact that, in the judgment
of at least one commissioner, there is
a lack of the requisite votes to actually
move forward with overturning the fed-
eral edict keeping single-member dis-
tricts, and therefore the subject can't be
addressed in a formal motion, is utter
nonsense, not to mention an indica-
tion of a potential breach of the state's
Sunshine Laws.
If the votes are known, have com-
missioners discussed the subject out of
view of the public?
he fi'mrofiey is now in the budget'
to fight the legal fight if necessary. If
Nathan Peters, Jr., insists on being a
barrier, he should step down as chair-
man ignoring voter desires is not
leadership.
There are at least two commission-
ers who made a return to county-wide
voting a plank of their campaign last
year. Whether they have the votes or
not, they should call the question and
let the chips fall where they may.
At least voters will then have an
idea as they head to the voting booth
in the next couple of years just which
commissioners actually have their fin-
gers on the pulse public, and who are
just providing empty words.
That might go a long way to deter-
mining who sits in those five seats in


the coming
king.


years, at least if we were


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August has never been
high on my lists of months.
Those feelings run back to
my early school days. Nothing
could ruin a summer of
hanging "footloose and fancy
free" quicker than the re-
opening of the Carroll County
school system!
We'd be snatched off the
ball field and hurled into a
classroom. They'd yank you
down out of the top of a
persimmon tree and make
you sit right behind Ruth
Ann Wiley. Swimming was
put on hold. We had to wear
shoes. And wake up before
daylight. Riding one of Mr.
Archie Moore's mules into
the big pond became a fading
memory. And listen to this,
the school I went to had a
rule against bringing knives,
magnets and frogs!
The afternoon "sit ins"
up on the front porch of the
grocery store listening to the
grown-ups recount tales of
droughts, floods, the lumber
mill strike of '57 and World
War II adventures came to a
screeching halt. We had to
move into a classroom where
paid professionals taught us
about droughts, floods, labor
strikes and World War II....
It was like jail to us.
One sweet afternoon we
were swinging on grapevines
across the big ditch down
behind George Sexton's
house, the next we were
sweating through the Red
Bird reading class with Dick,
Jane and Spot!
Those teachers didn't do
anything to help the situ-
ation...... they demanded so
much out of you! They all
acted as if that education
stuff was a life or death mat-
terl It was as if you had
insulted their mother if you
didn't show up every morn-
ing "bright eyed and bushy
tailed" yearning for some
learning!
Those second grade
spelling bees would drive a
man insane! And a year later
learning the multiplication
table near 'bout did me in. I
hadn't ever thought so hard
in my life And then Miss
Dinwiddle gets up the next
year and tells us we've got
to know the capitol of North
Dakota!
Ricky Hale quickly point-


by Kesley Colbert


You Talk About


Dog Days
ed out that none of us was
ever planning on going to
North Dakota..... that didn't
deter Miss Dinwiddle one
iotal
And we found out as we
obediently moved through
the system that the higher
you got the crazier the teach-
ers became....
Miss Barbara Clark
taught freshman English.
She was in love with a
half wild creature named
Beowulf! He was some kind
of Scandinavian warrior
back in the dark ages. Best
I could tell from the poem,
everyone lived in a big ban-
quet hall where they spent
their time feasting and fight-
ing. Beowulfs wasn't happy
unless someone's arm was
being ripped off! It took him
a page and a half to dis-
pose of Grendel. And Beowulf
himself expires before this
thing, mercifully, came to an
end. It reminded you of "The
Terminator" without all the
electric gadgets.
The author of Beowulf
was so ashamed of it he
didn't even leave his name.
But he must have been a
Norseman with a bad drink-
ing problem and a warped
sense of humor about the
caste restrictions inherit in
the ancient feudal system.
And he certainly didn't have
any children.
Ricky Hale kind'a spoke
for all of ,us, "Miss Clark,
how in tse world is this
going to help us get a job
when we get out in life?" You
could tell he'd hurt her feel-
ings something awful. She
pooched out her bottom lip
and near 'bout broke, nto,
tears. You don't realize, how
serious these teachers are!
Then she jumped headlong
into that perfunctory spill
about "knowledge" and "well
rounded" and "not swim-
ming in a sea of ignorance"
and "truth, justice and the
American way".
If you lived through
Barbara Clark, you got Miss
Polly Rucker next. She was
knee deep into the life of
Geoffrey Chaucer. This chap
grew up in England, lived
in England, spent his life
trying to get to Canterbury,
which is in England.... and
he couldn't speak English!
He ended every word with an
e. And we had to memorize
those opening lines about
the April shoress soote" and
the stables that "weren wyde"
and you could make this


*
journey "as 1 yowv devse".
You call that education
We'd a'learned a heap more
if they had just left us up on
the front porch of the grocery
store....
English class alone could
give a fellow an August com-
plexl And I'm not even going
to bring up diagramming sen-
tences, dangling participles
or intransitive verbs. I still
remember Buddy Wiggleton
leaping to his feet and assur-
ing Miss Polly that he had
never ended a sentence with
a preposition that he knew
of.
About the only thing I was
good at was P. E. and lunch.
Those were my two favor-
ite subjects. And study hall
wasn't bad. We would play
match box football and make
fun of LaRenda Bradfield and
Pam Collins. And we discov-
ered that we could sneak
Squeaky Ridinger down the
fire escape and let him run
to town for doughnuts. But
we still were confined and "in
the system".
Latin class was the worst!
It killed the ancient Romans
and it almost got me. Bobby
Brewer saved me. He got my
mind off conjugating "ero---
eris---erit" by making those
spitballs and shooting them
at the blackboard.
We learned to adapt and
survive.
Except in football! We
all gave it a whirl. In the
back yard you just chose
up sides, decided who was
going to be Johnny Unitas
or Y. A. Title or Elroy "Crazy
Legs" Hirsch and you went
to' irowmig passes and scor-
iti touchdowns. Coach Scott
didn't let you touch a football
for a week! He just ran us
until we puked. And then we
ran some more. Ricky Hale
finally spoke up, "Coach, are
we going to try to out score
Huntingdon High---or run'em
to death?"
That made him so mad
he lined up all of us eighth
graders and let Bob "Mad
Bull" Cassidy run over usl
I wish they had just left
me up in the persimmon tree.
Or out at the swimming hole.
Or up on the front porch.
But August comes. And
life moves on.
That's one thing I learned
in school.....
Respectfully,
Kes


Go The Distance
by Tim Croft
Star News Editor


R.I.P. Gulf Pines


If there ever was a glim-
mer of hope, a sliver of pos-
sibility, a glint of sunshine,
at Gulf Pines Hospital the
past few months it has dis-
appeared behind the kind of
clouds which have blanketed
the azure sky in Gulf County
the last week.
If it were not so impor-
tant, if it were not an essen-
tial asset to have an open
functioning emergency room
or urgent care physicians
less than a hour away, the
past few months would be a
farce worthy of the Broadway
stage.
As something of a recap,
recall that the state shut down
the hospital earlier this year

after a number of employees
abandoned the ship before
they sank and drowned with
it and its incredibly incred-
ible in a fantastical way
- resourceful owner Hubert


Steeley.
The state moved to revoke
the license, citing a litany of
violations and deficiencies.
Not long after, Steeley
finally reached a foreclo-
sure settlement with Medical
Capital, a California-based
lender which had put up the
money more than $1.7 mil-
lion to keep the hospital off
the auction block last year,
and in Steeley's hands.
- Steeley turned over his
stock in the hospital and
moved on to other endeavors
- and good luck to those who
play poker with him in the
future.
In any case, Medical
Capital brought in some of the
previous regime to try to right
the ship and see if it could be
navigated back into opera-
tional health. In time, the
folks who held down the fort
were replaced by a manage-


ment group headed by a man
named Bob Pugh, whose pre-
vious business experience, at
least with Pugh International,
included running a trucking
company and then acting as
CEO at Madison Memorial
Hospital in Madison County.
And each month since
Pugh International became
a player we heard how the
license to the hospital was to
be transferred, the applica-
tion and paperwork in the
pipeline, at which point the
hospital would be re-opened.
That would come in late
June, then late July; now
it's near mid-August and
the doors remain shuttered
- and despite each exten-
sion, there came insistence,
from Pugh himself, that the
hospital would be re-open-
ing, it would have an impact
on whatever the county did
with Sacred Heart and the
governor's office was aware of
the situation.
Which, of course, appar-
ently came as a surprise to
Secretary Alan Levine of the
Florida Agency for Health Care
Administration, who wrote a
letter to the Board of County
Commissioners which, with-
out directly singling out Pugh,
noted that there were misrep-
resentations being made that


the county should feel free to
pass on to AHCA should they
continue.
The letter, in addition to
supporting the county's move
toward a partnership with
Sacred-Heart, made clear that
Pugh was talking from the
opposite end of his body as
his mouth.
Now, in the past two
weeks, it is apparent that the
Board of Directors at Madison
Memorial was investigat-
ing Pugh with a possible eye
toward terminating his con-
tract with the hospital.
Several meetings of the
administrative review com-
mittee of the hospital have
resulted in some harsh back
and forth between the com-
mittee and the local newspa-
per and "anonymous" sources
have indicated to the news-
paper that Pugh's office had
been "burglarized" on sever-
al occasions. The paper has
clearly sided with Pugh.
The twists keep on com-
ing.
A private investigator
hired by the Board of Directors
at Madison Memorial turned
up, among a host of other
findings which have not been
divulged, that Pugh's resume
provided to the hospital was
more a work of fiction than


his work history.
He was,not, for instance,
as was offered earlier this
year by Pugh himself, a doc-
tor of any kind and had never
operated in conjunction with
the governor's office in any
capacity. While he has appar-
ently lived a full and vibrant
life, medicine has not been
part of it save Pugh's time, on
the Board of Directors and as
CEO, at Madison Memorial.
By all accounts, or at least
those from the local newspa-
per, Pugh helped reverse the
financial fortunes of the hos-
pital, but his apparent loss
of support among the Board
of Directors seems contradic-
tory to that statement.
If all this weren't enough,
a spokesman for AHCA said
this week that not only had
the hospital's license not
been transferred, the agency
is continuing to press for a
final revocation of the license,
which would render the hos-
pital, well, not a hospital, if it
even could be described one
the past few months.
To sum up, then, appar-
ently cloning of humans is
possible because much of this
sure resembles Steeley's style
of often massaging the truth
to fit the scenario and keep-
ing hope alive with smoke


and mirrors.
There is also still no indi-
cation that Medical Capital
would sink more funds into
this Titanic, which was
always the central question
to whether the hospital would
re-open or not.
So rest in peace Gulf
Pines, there was a time you
served this community well.
Unfortunately, and despite
the proffers of some, those
days are now long gone.

(Our Readers Write)



Letters
to the Editor .

Dear Editor,
Thanks for a wonderful
editorial that "tells it like it
is". It is really nice to see light
shined on the backroom she-
nanigans of these so-called
"County Commissioners".
I commend you and your
organization for taking a stand
and publishing opinions that
may be less than popular
with elected officials in Gulf
County. THANK YOU!!
Sincerely,
Ed & Eddie Mae Bobbitt
(Former residents of PSJ)


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The Results are in: West Nile Ruled Out


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
The state Department of
Health has confirmed that
no Gulf County residents are
currently suffering from the
West Nile virus.
After conducting a
seroconversion from the blood
of a Gulf County resident
rumored to have contracted
the virus, the state reported
negative results to the Gulf
County Health Department
on Friday.
The state's lab report did
not indicate the nature of
the illness afflicting the Gulf
County resident.
Health Department
nursing director, Evelyn
Youngs, noted that many viral
illnesses mimic one another,
and the state only reports
communicable diseases that


impact the public at large.
After warning Gulf
County residents last week
that the rumored West Nile
case was entirely "hearsay,"
Health Department director
Doug Kent was relieved to get
the definitive results.
"People run with things
before they know," Kent
said.
In 2003, Gulf County saw
four cases of the West Nile
virus. The West Nile death
of an elderly Port St. Joe
woman that year garnered
attention throughout Florida,
being one of the first reported
in the state.
Last year, no West Nile
infections were reported in
the county.
Those with weakened
immune systems are at the
greatest risk of developing


serious symptoms such as
inflammation of the brain
and spinal cord and acute
flaccid paralysis, a polio-like
condition.
Those in good
health should also take
precautions.
"As always, people
should use protection against
mosquitoes," said Youngs,
who stressed the Five D's of
mosquito prevention:
Dusk and Dawn -
Avoid being outdoors when
mosquitoes are seeking
blood. For many species, this
is during the dusk and dawn
hours.
Dress Wear clothing
that covers most of your skin,
including long sleeved shirts,
pants and socks.
DEET Repellents
containing DEET are


recommended when going
outdoors. (DEET is not
recommended for young
children.)
Drainage Rid your
backyard of standing water
pools, which are mosquito
breeding sites.
Though the recent West
Nile rumor has been proven
false, Youngs advises Gulf
County residents to continue
to take caution.
"We know it's been here
in the past and it will be here
in the future," she said.
Spraying
Mosquito Control director
Joe Danford noted that the
steady rainfall in the county
has increased the mosquito
problem.
"The mosquitoes are a
lot worse," said Danford, who
sent a report to the state on


Tuesday requesting another
aerial spraying mission on
the south end.
Danford said he didn't
know if the state will be
able to accommodate the
request, noting that the
state Emergency Operations
Center (EOC) employees are
busy with post-hurricane
activities.
Mosquito Control is
continuing its nightly spray
truck missions throughout
the county, operating four
vehicles and one "swamp
buggy" that Danford has
rigged with a borrowed
sprayer.
The department should
hear back from the state
within 24 hours. If they give
the green light, the state
will conduct a mosquito
assessment on the south end


followed by an aerial flyover.
A July 19 preliminary
analysis report conducted
prior to the last south end
aerial mission revealed
"massive salt marsh and
floodwater mosquito
emergence."
Landing count rates
were approximately 100 per
minute characterized as
"unbearable."
The report noted that
flooding in the northwest
area of the county produced
very alarming collections
of standing water, the
prime breeding ground for
mosquitoes.
"Therefore, expect
mosquito problems in NW
Gulf County in the future,"
the report concluded.


Port St. Joe Police
Department News Report
On July 31 at
approximately 2:34 pm
Thomas Edward Stansel
age 48 of Port St. Joe was
arrested without incident on
a Bay County warrant for
failure to pay child support.
Stansel was transported to
the Gulf County Jail to await
first appearance.
On July 31 at
approximately 5:30 pm Jarred
Arneliues Williams. age 20
of Port St Joe was arrested
without incident on a charge
of shooting into an occupied
vehicle. Williams fired a BB
gun into an occupied vehicle
as it was traveling on Peters
St. The shot busted the
rear window of the vehicle.
Williams was transported to
the Gulf County Court to
appear before the judge for
previous charges and failure
to appear in court.
On Aug. 2 at
approximately 7:15 am
Ted Everidge Jr. age 45 of
Port. St. Joe was arrested-
without incident oii a Gulf
County warrant for inrig
while license are suspended


or revoked. Everidge was
transported to the Gulf
County Jail to await first
appearance.
On Aug. 4 at
approximately 4:18 pm
Robert Tony Miniaci age 20
of Wewahitchka was arrested
without incident for driving
while license suspended
or revoked. Miniaci was
transported to the Gulf
County Jail to await first
appearance.
On Aug. 5 at
approximately 10:20 am
Joanna Dixon Robinson
age 39 of Wewahitchka was
arrested without incident
on a Bay County warrant
for violation of probation.
Robinson violated her
probation by failing to pay
probation fees, failure to
perform required community
service hours and being
charged with the possession
of a controlled substance after
testing positive. Robinson
was transported to the Gulf
County Jail to await first
appearance.
On Aug. 6 at
approximately 12:36 am Brad
Heard Jr. age 27 of Albany Ga.


was arrested without incident
for driving while license
suspended or revoked. Heard
was transported to the Gulf
County Jail where he was
released on $200.00 bond.
Lost and Found
A hand held Marine type
radio, model HX260S, was
found on Aug. 2 in the area
of Cecil Costin Jr. Blvd and
Woodward Ave. and turned
into the Port St. Joe Police
Department. This property
may be claimed and picked
up Monday through Friday
from 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.
"PORT ST. JOE POLICE
DEPARTMENT DUI
SOBRIETY CHECKPOINTS"
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.


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By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Returning to Florida
after a two-year stint at an
Idaho Indian reservation, Dr.
Michael Wilder has settled
into his new role as the Gulf
County Health Department's
resident pediatrician.
For the 62-year-old
Wilder, it is a welcome
change of scenery.
In Idaho, Wilder worked
in an outpatient, primary care
clinic serving the Nez Perce
tribe. There, he learned the
tribe's rich cultural history,
one marked by a valiant and
ultimately futile struggle to
resist the U.S. government's
attempt to force them onto a
reservation.


The tribe's failure to
retain its autonomy in the
late 1800s found its ultimate
expression in the words of the
beleaguered Chief Joseph,
who in his surrender uttered
the famous words, "I will
fight no more forever."
"It was an interesting
experience," Wilder recalled.
"I was both fascinated and
troubled by some of our
country's history with the
American Indians and Chief
Joseph's plight in the early
1800s."
Beyond his lesson in a
shameful epoch in American
history, Wilder had gleaned
a personal truth.
Seconded by his wife
Tracey, Wilder decided


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he "needed more sunlight
than the Northwest could
provide."
With Idaho's frigid
temperatures and four hours
of daylight in the wintertime,
the Cincinnati native felt it
was time to pack his bags.
"I said, 'No it's too dark
and cold up there,"" Wilder


recalled.
Before moving to Idaho,
Wilder spent 20 years in the
Florida panhandle, working
in an Eastpoint primary care
clinic and in Apalachicola, at
the Franklin County Health
Department.
Since moving back, he
and his wife have made their
home on St. George Island.
The couple has enjoyed
their stay at the beach until
recently, when a hurricane
and the inevitable swarm of
mosquitoes put a damper on'
their homecoming.
Beginning this week,
Wilder will divide his time
between the Gulf and
Franklin County Health
Departments, working in
Apalachicola from Tuesday
through Thursday, and in
Port St. Joe on Mondays and
Friday.
He plans to maintain this
schedule for the indefinite
future.
"As long as they both
feel there is a need that I can
fill, Ill be happy to continue
to work in that direction,"


Wilder said.
Since beginning work
on May 5, Wilder has been
impressed with the Gulf
County Health Department's
dedicated staff.
"These are people whose
hearts are in the right
place," he said. "They're
good workers, team workers,
which is important. No one
person can do any of this -
it's a team effort."
Wilder received his
Master's in preventative
medicine from Ohio State
University.
Though his formal
training is in the field of
pediatrics, he has practiced
a mixture of pediatrics and
general medicine since 1989,
expanding his skills through
continuing education and
experience., .. .... ,,
Wilder noted that it,;is
unusual to be a primary care
physician in rural areas,
which often do not have the
resources to acquire several
doctors in specialized fields.
Wilder finds a special
reward in tending to the
health of young children,


and is excited to be working
again in pediatrics.
"Sometimes it gives
you an opportunity to
make a bigger difference
because their lives are more
malleable," he noted.
At heart a community
physician, Wilder is most
comfortable within a
smaller, non urban setting.
He describes big cities as
"too anonymous and too
impersonal."
Combine a hospitable
community with a sunny
climate, and you have a
doctor happy to come to
work each day.
,,(i "I-,1,yp, primary care. I
think' ev6ry patient brings
a unique perspective and
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interesting new challenge,"
said Wilder. "I learn
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Tournament Raises Dollars for PSJ Athletics


They fought the elements
and raised plenty of dough.
Despite threatening
weather, including rain and
lightning, 16 teams gathered
on Aug. 6 for the second


annual Port St. Joe High
School Athletics golf tourna-
ment, held at the St. Joseph
Bay Country Club.
The event, a select-shot
four person per team tour-


nament, raised more than
$4,000 for the high school
athletic tournament.
First place went to the
team of Mike Bullock, Greg
Simmons, Bo Hiers and


Stephen Bird, who shot a
58.
The second-place team
(60) included John Palmer,
Bill Ramsey, Scott Hall and
John Lott.


Finishing third, with
a score of .62, were Mike
Lacour, Becky Lacour, Zac
Smith and Eddie Rhineholt.
Closest to the pin on No.
3 was Bill Ramsey and the


longest drive on No. 15 was
from Ron Miller.
A special thanks goes
out to all hole sponsors and
those who contributed signs.


Nix Receives PSJ High's



Martha Sanborn Award


McFarland Recognized as Outstanding Male Athlete
Kenny McFarland, center, was awarded this year's R. Marion Craig Award at Port St. Joe High
School, honoring the outstanding male athlete who participated in two or more sports in 2004-05.
At right is Port St. Joe High athletic director John Palmer and at left is high school principal Duane
McFarland.


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peewee football registration
will be held Saturday, Aug.
13 at Lake Alice Park from 9
a.m. to 12 noon.
Children age 6 to 12
years old are invited to
participate. New players will
need to bring a copy of their
birth certificate. Everyone
must bring a current photo
to registration.
For more information or
to register anytime, please
call Tonya Haddock at 639-
3506 or Tracy Thursbay at
639-1403.


Port St. Joe High School athletic director John Palmer (right)
and principal Duane McFarland (left) present Hiram Nix from
Bayside Savings Bank with the Martha Sanborn Award for Nix's
contributions to high school athletics in Port St. Joe. Among the
efforts extended by Nix was the concept of refurbishing the con-
cession stand at the R. Marion Craig Coliseum, which the school
finished this summer (below).


The Wewahitchka Dixie Youth & Under All Stars would like to

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trip to the State tournament in Okeechobee, Florida possible.

Thanks to all of the following sponsors and all other individuals

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Mary Diaz & Jade Gaskin
Tony's Lawn Service
A-1 Oil & Muffler Service
Subway of Wewahitchka
Harold's Auto Parts, Inc.
Miller Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
Williams Plumbing Service, Inc.
Dr. David B. Lister, D.M.D.
Jamie's Auto Repair
Gwendolyn Exley
Jeanette Diaz & Jade Gaskin
Michael Barnes, M.D.
Eddies Beauty Salon
Rich's IGA, Inc.
Watson Brothers Construction, Inc.
Chipola Turf Farms, LLC
Maxine's
Bush WVidrJin & Fabricating
Barbee Sod, LLC
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Taunton Truss, Inc.
Bestway Portable Buildings of
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Carsmart
Charles Tucker
Charles Mayhann
Mitchell & Dykos Construction Co.
Raffield Fisheries
Preble-Rish, Inc.
Wal-Mart
Jessica Paterson
Clayton Concrete, Inc.
Patrick & Angela Carpenter
Bayside Lumber & Building Supply
Pristine Pools, Inc.


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Petals & Things
Randy's Discount Store
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Clayton T. Eubanks
Coldwell Banker Forgotten Coast
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Ake's Septic, Inc.
Melissa R. Rowan
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George Cox
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Blue Diamond Spray on Bedliners
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Rachel Blair, Realtor
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Mel C. Magidson, Jr., PA.
Kari Summers Ard's Florist
Wild Builders
Hannon Insurance Agency
Siprell Construction Concrete Services
Siprell Construction, Inc.
Gulf County Board of County Commis-
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Paradise Drafting, Inc.
Hambrick Construction Company, LLC
Robinsons Auto Sales
Keith "Duke" Jones'
Emerald Coast Federal Credit Union
Randy Daniels DBA RD's
Wewa Dixie Youth
Fisher Construction Co., Inc.
St. Joe Timberland Co.


Auto Trim of the Gulf Coast, Inc.
Port St. Joe Fire Dept.
Beach Realty of Cape San Bias, Inc.
Harry Herrington (Car Wash)
Wyatt Shiver (Car Wash)
A & A Homecare
Cleckley's Enterprises
Wewa Search & Rescue
Ace Hardware
Ricky Barfield
John Lamp
Beach Buns & Bites (Bob)
Stone House Movers
Richard Bass Homes, Inc.
Fresh Anointing Outreach
Hanlon
Lester Real Estate Services
Dodson Appraisals, LLC.
Norma & Mark Collins
True Cut Builders, Inc.
Mize Plumbing, Glass & Supply, Inc.
Bowden Plumbing & Electrical, Inc.
Guffey Electric, Inc.
Southside Investments, Inc.
Kenny Strange Electric
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Jones Heating Up in Minor Leagues


Jones returned from his
injury on June 30, in time
for a four-game series in
Asheville (N.C.) during which
he was 8 for 15 with a pair of
two-homer games.
"I have a pretty simple
game plan," Jones told the
News-Tribune. "I just try to
stay patient until I get a good


pitch and then see what I
can do with it."
The Braves have duly
noted, hence the recent
call-up to Myrtle Beach and
Advanced A ball.
"We've really been
pleased with the way he's
. progressed, even with' the
setback" of the injury, Moore


told the News-Tribune. "We
think he's going to be a spe-
cial player."
Jones was between Rome
and Myrtle Beach this week
and could not be reached
directly for comment. As of
Tuesday he was already list-
ed among the outfielders on
the Myrtle Beach roster.


Rome Braves outfielder Brandon Jones, a 2002 Wewahitchka High School graduate, is hitting
.320 after recovering from an early-season injury. Photo by Ryan Smith, Rome News-Tribune.


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Brandon is doing to a
fine job of keeping up with
the Joneses of the Atlanta
Braves organization.
Brandon Jones, a 2002
graduate of Wewahitchka,
was recently promoted by the
Braves to the Myrtle Beach
(S.C.) Pelicans of the Carolina
League, the more advanced A
ball minor league team in the
Atlanta system.
Jones, a 21-year-old out-
fielder, was drafted by the
Braves in 2003 and signed
in May 2004 after a stint
at Tallahassee Community
College.
After playing rookie
league ball last season, dur-
ing which he hit .297 in
57 games at Danville, Jones
started the year with the
Rome (Ga.) Braves of the
South Atlantic League.


Despite suffering a bro-
ken hand while sliding head-
first in a game at Columbus,
an. injury which put him
out of action from mid-April
through late-June, Jones
put up spectacular numbers
with Rome, earning the pro-
motion.
"When you talk about
Brandon Jones, you're talk-
ing about a player with terrif-
ic baseball instincts," Atlanta
Braves director of player per-
sonnel Dayton Moore told the
Rome News-Tribune. "He's
come back from the injury
and hardly missed a beat."
As noted by the News-
Tribune, the multi-sport star
at Wewahitchka, who quar-
terbacked the football team,
played point guard on the
hardwood and shortstop on
the diamond, is about as
athletic as they come.
And that has shown in


his numbers at Rome.
I In 43 games, Jones led
the team with eight home
runs while driving in 27 runs
and scoring 37 runs. He
also had 23 extra-base hits
- including 12 doubles and
three triples and hit .308.
Maybe most impressive-
ly, Johes led the team in on-
base percentage (.423) and
slugging percentage (.577),
giving him an OPS, com-
bined on-base and slugging
percentage, of 1.000.
That kind of number in
one of the newest statisti-
cal wrinkles in baseball, if
applied to the major league
level, would have put Jones
in the sort of elite club occu-
pied by the likes of Barry
Bonds and Albert Pujols.
Even Chipper or Andruw
Jones of the Atlanta Braves
couldn't match such an OPS
number.


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Kayla Parker Finishes


First in 100, Sets National


Record in Prelims


NEW ORLEANS Kayla
Parker of Port St. Joe fin-
ished first in 'the 100-meter
dash and fourth in the 200
in the AAU Junior Olympics
at Tad Gormley Stadium on
Saturday.
Parker, competing in the
Sub-Youth division, won the
100 with a time of 12.39
seconds.
Kimberly Miller was
second at 12.67 and Kia
Jackson was third, at 12.68.
Jackson had the best time
in the semifinal heats on
Thursday (12.35). Parker
won her semifinal heat with


a time of 12.48.
Kamaria Brown of Baton
Rouge, La., was 'first in the
200 with a time of 25.34.
Parker finished in 25.87 in
the 200 final.
The 13-year-old set
a national record in the
100-meter hurdles on
Thursday when she ran a
preliminary race in 15.07.
She won the finals with a
wind-aided time of 14.80.
Parker had a seventh-
place finish in the long jump
on Thursday when she had a
jump of 16 feet, 3 inches.


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Port St. Joe Youth Soccer


Registration for Port St.
Joe Youth Soccer's fall sea-
son will be held from 9 a.m.
until noon on Saturday, Aug.
13, at the Port St. Joe High
School track. Boys and girls
ages four to 14 (eighth grade)
are invited to play soccer.
Players must be at least four
years old before Aug. 1 in
order to play. No experience
is necessary.
Last year we had over
250 soccer players from Port
St. Joe, Apalachicola, and


Wewahitchka. Practices will
be held once or twice weekly,
depending upon age group.
Practice times and loca-
tions are arranged between
coaches and parents. Teams
based in Apalachicola and
Wewahitchka will practice
in their "home" towns. Most
games will be held in Port St.
Joe on Saturday mornings
between 8 a.m. and noon.
Some games will be held on
weekday evenings. Practices
will begin during the week of


Aug. 22 and games will begin
on Saturday, Sept. 10.
Coaches training and
recertification will be held in
August. If you are interest-
ed in coaching, please sign
up at the time of registra-
tion. Team sponsors are also
needed.
Registration fee is $45
per child. For new players,
please bring a copy of the
child's birth certificate to
registration. A parent or legal
guardian will be required to
sign paperwork at registra-
tion.
We are looking forward
to another great season -
Come join us.


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Jaguars (9-10 year olds)
Buccaneers (11-12 year olds)
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A Personal Mission Leads to Servin Others


By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Before serving as a victim
advocate, Pam Martin was
managing a flower shop.
But, since she took the
position with The Salvation
Army Domestic Violence and
Rape Crisis Program on Jan.
2, 1997, she said has not
worked a day since.
"I just found what I
wanted to be when I grew
up," Martin laughed. "God's
been preparing me for this all
my life."
The path to her current
position has indeed been a
personal one.
Raising her hand to
her throat and wrapping
her fingers around her
neck, Martin described the
markings that were on her
daughter's neck the day of


her wedding.
"She tried to tell me
they were hickies," Martin
explained.
No matter how hard
she tried to reach out to
her daughter or even her
daughter's husband, her
efforts were only in vain.
.Martin's unannounced
visits or simple telephone
calls often resulted in abusive
attacks on her daughter.
She described her
daughter's pregnancy, a time
when normally a mother and
daughter are drawn closer
together, as the time period
when she distanced herself
all together.
"I told her I wasn't going
to be the cause of her pain
anymore," she said.
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nights a week, the couple was
educated on the complexities
of an abusive relationship.
.The 30-hour training
was more an educational
experience than instruction
on' intervention.
."We learned about
what the victim is going
through," Martin explained.
"We learned to look at the
situation through her eyes,
that anything we do can
jeopardize her."
For her safety and the
safety of their grandson,
Martin and her husband
distanced themselves from
their daughter for quite some
time.
"There's really no safe
way to step in," Martin said.
"You just have to let them
know you care about them."
At one point, the Martin's
home answering machine
played atypical recordingwith
a message to her daughter at
the end "Stephanie, if that's*
you, we love you."
A New Career
The coordinator who
led Martin's training must
have recognized a kindness
and passion in this mother
desperately struggling to save
her daughter.
Shortly after completing
domestic violence training,
Martin was recommended for
the rural coordinator position
to serve Gulf and Calhoun
County.
"I said 'I can't do that',"
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An enlargement of the U.S. Postal stamp urging the end of
domestic violence hangs in Martin's office


After some consideration,
Martin accepted the position
with The Salvation Army's
assistance program.
"I 'don't want other
families to have to go through
what I went through," she
said.
Now in the program's
ninth year of service, Martin
has taken those skills she
learned in volunteer training
and is passing her knowledge
on to others.
While also serving as
an advocate for victims, she
conducts volunteer training in
Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes,
Jackson and Washington
counties, teaching the same
things she learned nearly a
decade ago.
"This is my personal
ministry," she added.
Martin said last year
alone, her program served
well over 300 people in
domestic violence cases.
Almost 200 of those were
new cases
In the past two weeks,


between Gulf and Calhoun
County, Martin said she has
responded to 133 requests
for help.
She has supplied 132
bags of groceries for victims
in the past two weeks and
distributed 32 personal
care packages that include
personal hygiene and paper
products.
The need for such a
program is indisputable.
Rhonda Caswell of the
Women's Missionary Union
(WMU) at the First Baptist
Church in Port St. Joe said
her group was more than
glad to help Martin with her
program.
As a member or a
guest speaker, Martin
often participated in WMU
meetings.
From soaps and
shampoos to toys and cribs,
Martin would tell Caswell
about the needs of her
clients, and Caswell would
relay the information to her
church family.


After years of donations
on an as-needed basis,
Caswell recommended that
the domestic violence and
rape crisis program be
included in the church's
annual budget.
Now, in addition to a
regular monthly donation,
the FBC also helps Martin
purchase books she uses in
her victim counseling.
According to a pamphlet
distributed by the Salvation
Army, over half of U.S.
marriages contain some sort
of physical abuse.
One of Martin's greatest
concerns is that 65 percent
of children who come from
violent homes grow to become
abusive adults.
She compared this
vicious cycle to a popular
country music song by Hank
Williams, Jr.
"It is a 'Family Tradition',"
she explained. "I see the same
families over and over."
The Salvation Army
Domestic Violence and Rape
Crisis Program offers several
services, including a 24-hour
crisis line, an emergency
shelter, children's programs,
emergency legal assistance
and weekly support groups.
All services are free and
confidential.
For more information
about the program or services
offered, please contact Martin
at 229-2901 or 800-252-
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local match for potential
state dollars to get a port off
the ground.
Based on statements
from commissioners, Port
Authority members had
made presentations to indi-
vidual commissioners in
recent days to explain the
Authority's working plan for
getting a port up and run-
ning near the old mill site.
Parties close to negotia-
tions between The St. Joe
Co. and the Port Authority
describe on-going discus-
sions as moving the process
- begun during more than
18 months of visioning meet-
ings which ended with emi-
nent domain looming over
the talks and lawyers taking
the lead forward.


As opposed to the vision-
ing, however, details have
not been made public. A
reporter was asked to leave
a Port Authority meeting this
week under a narrow exemp-
tion in the state's Sunshine
Laws which allows discus-
sions of strategy about ongo-
ing negotiations or certain
proprietary information to be
conducted in private.
The meetings with com-
missioners have all been
one-on-one therefore
exempt from provisions of
the Sunshine Law.
And while those discus-
sions, in the eyes of a clear-
ly skeptical Commissioner
Carmen McLemore, required
no follow-up to the entire
board, Williams pressed to


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have the Port Authority pres-
ent at the Sept. 6 budget
hearing.
Lacking that, he made a
motion to earmark the half-
million dollars, which Clerk
of Courts Becky Norris said
could not be considered since
it impacted the budget prior
to any opportunity for public
input.
Though no votes were
cast, McLemore and Traylor
sounded like nay votes on
the $500,000.
"A resolution, fine, but
dollars, I don't know," Traylor
said.
Williams said the money
was more of a posturing
mechanism aimed at bring-
ing down state dollars. And,
he noted, the county could
always back away from
spending the dollars; this
was more about lobbying
ammunition in Tallahassee.
"For the first time I saw
a plan that I think could


Nathan Peters, Jr.


work," Williams said. "There
seems to be some jobs there.
This may be something on
the economic development
side.
"We are missing strate-
gic planning. We continue to
miss strategic planning."
Peters noted that if the
City of Port St. Joe and coun-
ty combined to offer $1 mil-
lion as a local match it could
multiply at the state level.
"That would show a lot of


Billy Traylor


encouragement, it shows we
will bring something to the
table," Peters said.
OTHER BUSINESS
The board passed a reso-
lution which put into county
policy what amounts to an
answer to a recent Supreme
Court decision in a case out
of the Northeast regarding
eminent domain and the abil-
ity for a government entity to
take private land for econom-
ic development purposes.


In short strokes, the res-
olution sets forth that the
county will not use eminent
domain to take private prop-
erty for economic develop-
ment and that the county
will oppose the efforts of any
Community Revitalization
Association (CRA) or similar
entity to use eminent domain
for such purposes.
"We needed this," Peters
said. "I think this is just
going to help Gulf County."
Although the resolution
had no practical applica-
tion, county attorney Tim
McFarland noted that Florida
was one of just more than a
handful of states who had
far stricter requirements for
the use of eminent domain,
in large part centered on the
definition of "blight."
He had little doubt the
issue would be a hot topic
come the next session of the
Florida Legislature.


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Sheriff's Report
On July 29, Chester
Lee Bentley, b/m, 42, of
Marion County, was arrested
for VOP-sexual battery;
Peter J. Stacy, b/m, 21, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for DWLSR.
On July 30, Donald
Wayne Rhames, w/m, 44, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for battery, FTA two times;
John Emory Hudson, w/
m, 35, of Port St. Joe,
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On July 31, Jennifer
Lynn Coupe, w/f, 45, of Port
St. Joe, was arrested for FTA
two times, Bay County; Jerry
Dean Foster, w/m, 45, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for no valid tag; Michael
William Rhodes, w/m, 47,
of Port St. Joe, was arrested
for VOP; Hurley John Price,
w/m, 24, of Port St. Joe, -was-
arrested for DWLSR.
On Aug. 1, Arthur Terrell
Addison, b/m, 48, of Port St.
Joe was arrested for child
support; Devalcio Lamar
Patterson, b/m, 23, of Port
St. Joe, was arrested for
failure to pay fine; Jimmy
Wayne McDaniel, w/m,
26, of Wewahitchka, was
arrested for battery; Khalid
Hayat Chaudhry, w/m, 43,
of Panama City, was arrested
for stalking; Leobardo Riche
Avina, h/m, 21, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested for DWLSR;
Steven Victor Burke, w7m,
47, of Apalachicola, was
arrested for DWLSR, DUI;
James Gregory Kennedy, w/
m, 25, of Port St. Joe, was
arrested for FTA.
On Aug. 3, Tammy Pelt
Bowers, w/f, 33, of Port
St. Joe, was arrested for


burglary; Georgeann DeGraff,
w/f, 36, of Port St. Joe,
was arrested for worthless
checks; Jeffery A. Roemer,
w/m, 42, of Wewahitchka,
was arrested for possession
of paraphernalia, worthless
checks; Freddie Reeves, w/
m, 42, of Wewahitchka, was
arrested for VOP; Chavez Noe
Martinez, h/m, 18, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested for no valid
drivers license.
On Aug. 4, Harvey
Eugene Smith, w/m, 44, of
Georgia, was arrested for
DUI; Robert Tony Miniaci,
w/m, 20, of Port St. Joe, was
arrested for DWLSR; Charles
Dewayne Brant, w/m, 45, of
White-City, was arrested for
battery.
Mexico Beach
'Police Report
Between Aug. 1 and
Aug. 7, the Mexico Beach
Police Department answered
57 calls for service and
investigated one theft.
Officers issued four traffic
citations, six traffic warnings
and two parking citations.
: On Aug. 5, Roy Jefferson
White of Port St. Joe was
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a local boat ramp. Their boat
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Registered Sexual Offenders/Predators in Gulf County


The following contains a listing of Gulf County residents classified as sexual offenders and

predators under Florida law because of convictions for sex-related crimes against children.

All addresses are those last reported to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).

Persons are sexual offenders unless otherwise noted. The information is made available to

educate interested citizens about the presence of such offenders in their communities, and not

intended to indicate that any judgement has been made about the level of risk a particular of-

fender may present to others. This information is made available to assist interested persons

in forming their own risk assessments based on the offender's personal circumstances and

conviction history.


Louis G. Bryant
126 Cypress St., Wewahitchka
Lewd, Lascivious Child Under
16 (Principal)












Keith L. Hall
184 Quail S. Den Rd. Stonemill
Creek, Wewahitchka
Use Internet to Solicit/Attempt
Solicit Etc. A Child for Sex/
Lewdness Etc. (Principal)








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Rodney Levins
108 W. Rogers St, Port St. Joe
Sex Bat/Inj Not Likely
Victim a Minor (Principal)












Henry G. Stephens
122 Westcott Cir., Port St. Joe
Lewd, Lascivious Child Under
16 (Principal)


Kevin Dewayne Clements
279 Hummingbird Ave.,
Wewahitchka
Lewd or Lascivious Exhibition
Victim Under 16, Offender 18
or Older (Principal)











Ricky Lee Harrison
220 Desoto St., Port St. Joe
Lewd Aslt/Sex Bat Victim Under
16 (Principal)
Registered Sexual Predator












James John Mclnnis
1320 McClelland Ave., Port St.
Joe
Lewd/Lascivious Child Under 16












Wallace F. Tillery
6711 Alabama Ave., Port St.
Joe
Lewd, Lascivious Child Under
16 (Principal)


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Edna Elizabeth Drabant
6807 S Hwy. 71, Port St. Joe
Lewd, Lascivious Child Under
16 (Principal)


Raymond L. Hopps
323 Ave. A, Port St. Joe
Kidnap; Comm. or Fac. Felony
(Principal)
Sex Bat by Juven/Victim Under
12 (Principal in Attempt)











Kelly G. Overman
1000 Cecil Costin Blvd. Gulf
County Jail, Port St. Joe
Lewd, Lascivious Child Under
16 (Principal)











David L. Watson
White City
Lewd, Lascivous Child Under 16
(Principal)


Daniel Mark Durrance
522 E. 4th St., Port St. Joe
Lewd, Lascivious Child Under
16 (Principal)








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Curt L. Johnson
451 Gary Rowell Rd,
Wewahitchka
Lewd, Lascivious Child Under
16 (Principal)












James I. Pate
690 Maddox St., Port St. Joe
Lewd, Lascivious Child Under
16 (Principal)


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Lorin White
803 Jones Homestead Rd., Port
St. Joe
Lewd, Lascivious Child Under
16 (Principal)


Timothy Lee Freeman
975 E. River Rd, Wewahitchka
Sex Offense Other (Criminal
Sexual Conduct 4th Degree,
Force or Coercion State of
Michigan) Victim a Minor











Lee E. Jones
1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd,
Gulf County Jail, Port St. Joe
Use Internet to Solicit/Attempt
Solicit Etc. a Child for Sex/
Lewdness Etc. (Principal)











Charles D. Segers
142 Canal St, Port St. Joe
Lewd, Lascivious Child Under
16

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Max Wood
105 Bonita St., Port St. Joe
Lewd, Lascivious Child Under
16 (Principal)


Joe Daniel Griffin
567 Pompano St., Port St. Joe
Lewd AsIt/Sex Bat Victim Under
16 (Principal)


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Tenelya Y. Leslie
182 Ave D., Port St. Joe
Lewd, Lascivious Child Under
16 (Principal)
Sex Batt/Carnal Interc. Victim
Under 18 (Principal)











Thomas Lee Simmons
222 Dogwood St., Wewahitchka
Lewd, Lascivious Child Under
16 (Principal)









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Glen Lee Yon
145 Cherry Dr., Wewahitchka
Sex Bat/Inj. Not Likely
Victim a Minor
(Principal In Attempt)


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Physician Arrested


The federal indictment
charged that Merrill, who
practiced medicine at the
Magnolia Medical Clinic in
Apalachicola, prescribed
narcotics to patients with-
out performing a physical
examination or determining
medical necessity for the pre-
scriptions.
Magnolia Medical
was owned by Marquis
Management Group, Inc.,


the same entity that owned
Gulf Pines Hospital in Port
St. Joe at the time. Merrill
was paid a salary by Gulf
Pines Hospital for operating
the clinic in Apalachicola.
The indictment also
charged that Merrill pre-
scribed "excessive and inap-
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to patients outside the usual
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doctor frequently prescribed
unusually large amounts of
drugs. One case cited an
instance where the doctor
had written a patient pre-
scriptions for 90 20-milli-
gram Oxycontin tablets, 150
10-mg. Percocet tablets and
120 10-mg. diazepam tab-
lets.
The indictment alleges
Merrill, who began practic-
ing in 1976 after graduat-
ing from the Michigan State
College of Osteopathy, "failed
to monitor the use and abuse
of the prescribed controlled
substances by the patients,"
prescribed in quantities that
caused patients "to abuse
and misuse" the controlled
substances and knew that
the patients wanted more of
the drugs to feed their hab-
its.
The doctor continued
to prescribe addictive drugs
despite prior overdoses by
the patients "and the receipt
of information that partic-


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ular patients were abusing
their controlled substances,
were selling their controlled
substances, were addicted,
or were 'doctor shopping',"
the indictment alleges.
Merrill's patients filled
the drugs at various phar-
macies, and billed Medicaid,
Tricare, and other health
care benefits programs for
their costs, which resulted
in additional charges against
the doctor. The indictment
also alleges that Merrill
caused Gulf Pines Hospital
to submit false and fraudu-
lent claims for medical ser-
vices and to various health


care benefit programs.
The Agency for Health
Care Administration reported
that between 2000 and 2003,
Merrill prescribed $429,285
worth of controlled sub-
stances to Florida Medicaid
recipients.
This indictment and
arrest are the result of an
initiative assembled last year
by Governor Jeb Bush, in
conjunction with the U.S.
Attorneys in Florida's three
federal judicial districts, to
target pharmaceutical drug-
related crimes across the
state.
The initiative consists of
teams of agents and investiga-
tors from FDLE, the Medicaid
Fraud Control Unit of the
Florida Attorney General's
Office, and the U.S. Drug


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In particular on Monday
night, commissioners seemed
to be very interested in mov-
ing leftover dollars forward
instead of adding new dollars
to a number of line items.
"As opposed to figuring
out what money is left and
trying to spend it, we are
trying to be as conservative
as possible," said, city clerk
Pauline Pendarvis.
At the same. time, the
city is faced with growth,
in its geographical boundar-
ies, the level of services it
must provide and the needs
of departments across the
board.
"I don't know of any
department that is not grow-
ing," said Mayor Frank Pate.
The high wire commis-
sioners were attempting to
balance was between that
growth and, as commissioner
Benny Roberts put it, having
money "going here and there
and getting out of hand. I
don't want us to see us get
there (like the county)."
Among the highlights of
the proposed budget:
The city has several large
grants, including $400,000
in state parks and recreation
grants for Lamar Faison
Fields; a Florida Department
of Environmental Protection
grant of $300,000 for the St.
Joseph Lake stormwater con-
tainment project; Homeland
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fire truck.
Sales tax receipts are
estimated by the Florida
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spike next year, with the
half-cent discretionary sales
tax projected to bring in
more than $142,000 and the
city's basic sales tax bring-
ing in another $226,846,
an increase of more than
$121,000. Both increases
are attributed by the Florida
Department of Revenue to
the building boom occurring
in Port St. Joe.
The budget adds new
personnel for upkeep of cem-
eteries and recreational areas
and commissioners decided
to begin to bank dollars to
be earmarked for a new rec-
reational complex to be built
at some point in the future,
depending on securing land
suitable for the complex.
Under the proposed
budget, the city would add
dollars for a code enforce-
ment officer as well as pur-
chasing one new police
vehicle and continuing to
pay lease payments for four
previously purchased police
vehicles. Commissioners
seemed to table, at least for
now, the purchase of taser
guns proposed by Chief


James Hersey.
The city also intends.
to put significant funds into
the fire department, includ-
ing the Homeland Security'
grant already mentioned, the'
grant for the ladder truck
and bunker gear, radios and-
maintenance.
The city is proposing
to spend $150,000 in the
coming year to continue the
five-year program to improve
city sidewalks; $150,000 for
storm drain improvements;
and $90,000 for a dump'
truck to be purchased under
state contract.
But it was clear after
more than two hours of work'
that commissioners were
far from finished. Going
line item by line item they
had succeeded in reducing
expenditures in several areas
of the general fund and still
had plenty of opportunity
for whacking with the next
workshop on Monday.
In particular, Reeves,
noting again and again the
city's reserves of more than
$6 million repeated his desire
to provide as much relief to
taxpayers as the city could
possibly accomplish.
Once the workshops are
completed and a preliminary
budget arrived at, the budget
will be advertised to the pub-
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"This indictment is the
result of the hard work of
many federal, state and local
law enforcement officials over
a period of a few years," said
FDLE Commissioner Guy
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DEP Says Cape San Bias "Most Severely Eroding in State" as Berm Construction Continues


By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Emily Dupree of
Americus, Ga., said she had
learned to pretty much block
out the noise.
As dump trucks rumbled
past her last Thursday,
continuing construction
of emergency sand berms
on Cape San Blas, she
concentrated on her search
for shells in the lapping
surf.
She and her family have
been coming to Cape San
Blas to vacation for the past
13 years because, "It's the
prettiest, quietest beach
around," Dupree said.
Several property owners
on Cape San Blas have
expressed concern that the
dark sand currently being
used for the berms is tainting
the "sugar white sands" that
attract throngs of visitors,
and dollars, annually.
Emergency management
coordinator Marshall Nelson
said the color of the sand was
an initial concern, but after
discussing the issue with the
Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) and other
sand suppliers, the county
decided to move forward with
the supply currently in use.
"We're so limited with
the sand we can get," Nelson
explained.
While many Cape
homes stand perilously on
undermined foundations


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Bulldozers work to spread
new, wet sand on dunes dam-
aged by recent hurricanes. -


"If predictions for major
storms are correct, some of
those houses that are barely
standing will be gone,"
Weston said. "We need to
fast track this and get some
sand in here."
Steve Conroy, a
homeowner in Secluded
Dunes on Cape San Blas, said
he and several homeowners
had been in contact with Ott
to import additional sand for


Emily Dupree of Americus, Ga. searches for shells on Cape San
Bias as a dump truck hauls sand back and forth across the beach,
continuing the emergency berm construction.


following Tropical Storm
Arlene and Hurricane Dennis
this year, the color of the
sand is not the greatest issue
at hand.
"Do we worry about color
or do we try to protect homes?
My first responsibility is to
protect homes," Nelson said.
This commitment to
completion of the sand berm
project is only part of the
solution.
Since Dennis, DEP
officials and homeowners on
the south end of the county
insist a more permanent
solution to the problem is in
order.
According to a damage
assessment report recently
released by DEP, six major
structures between the St.
Joseph Peninsula State
Park and the Stump Hole
sustained erosion and
wave damage to foundation
piles. Approximately 24
major structures sustained
"understructure" damage.
The report also names
Cape San Blas "the most
severely eroding area in
Florida."
On average, the peninsula
erodes at a rate of 40 feet per
year. In early June, Arlene
inflicted another roughly 25
feet of bluff recession at the
Cape San Blas Lighthouse.
With Dennis, the area
sustained another 100 or so
feet of erosion.
As for an approximate
timeline on the project,
Nelson said completion
could be as far away as four
months e,
To date, two berms have


been completed with a goal
of completing one berm per
week.
Advance Construction
Services, Inc., from
Cantonment, is overseeing
importation and placement of
sand during this emergency
berm construction.
Project manager Kerry
Ott said he had a few people
to stop and ask questions
about the sand color.
"You're dealing with wet
sand here," Ott explained.
Under normal
circumstances, the sand
would take approximately
two weeks to dry completely
and lighten to match the
sand already on the beach.
However, heavy rains in
the past week have slowed
the drying and subsequent
bleaching process.
Another hindrance
for completion of the berm
construction has been
the lack of manpower, or
more specifically, a lack of
short-term housing for the
manpower.
"They (AdvanAce
Construction) provide the
staff, but they can't sleep in
their trucks," Nelson said.
These berms, however,
are being constructed in
response to damage following
Hurricane Ivan last year.
Charlie Weston and
several members of the
South Gulf County Taxpayers
Association are working with
county officials to form a
beach advisory committee
intent on moving forward
with a long-term beach
restoration effort.


homes not in the path of the
berm project.
Conroy said Advance
Construction will be
working to provide sand for
homeowners once the berm
construction is completed.
Conroy further expressed
concern that while FEMA
representatives were in Gulf
County conducting damage
assessments after Dennis,
several residents looked for


some immediate recovery
recommendation.
"We were trying to get
them to address Dennis
problems while they were
here, but they were unwilling
to do that," Conroy said.
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additional question or
concerns are encouraged
to call the Emergency
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Of all the two-word
combinations in the English
language, it's the one least
likely uttered by Jim Garth.
This simple, irrefutable
truth explains the bemused
grin the Decorative Flooring
owner has been wearing
for the last few months, the
one that he does not try
to suppress as he greets a
visitor inside his Port St. Joe
showroom.
"So you're here to talk
about Puff Daddy?" he asks.
Up until June, Garth was
blissfully ignorant of the rap
world. He didn't know a Puff
Daddy from a P. Diddy, much
less that the two monikers
belonged to the same self-
made, self-obsessed rapper/
media mogul formerly known
as Sean Combs.
That all would change
on a fateful June day,
when Garth received a call
from Matt Figliola, owner
of the Tuckahoe, NY-based
AI Designs, a company
that specializes in the
customization of SUVs.
Figliola said he was
designing a custom stretch
cargo van for Puffy, and was
in need of a monogrammed
wood floor, a Decorative


Flooring specialty.
It was not Garth's first
encounter with the rich and
famous.
In previous years, he'd
designed custom wood
flooring for the slightly more
down-home celebrities Jeff
Foxworthy and Dolly Parton,
whose Dollywood theme park
boasts a seven-foot butterfly
inlay designed by Garth.


Though Decorative
Flooring is based in Port St.
Joe, most of its business is
out-of-state.
In its 12 years of
operation, the company has
garnered national attention
as one of the pioneers of the
laser-cut inlay, and earned
the 2001 National Floor of
the Year Award for an Austin,.


Tex. ballroom that features a
central inlay medallion and
a border design taken from
the czar's winter palace in St.
Petersberg.
Assured of -his own
reputation as a wood flooring
guru, Garth drew a blank
when the AI owner mentioned
the name Puff Daddy.
On the phone, Garth was
slightly less enthused than
Figliola might have expected.
"I think I offended them
when they first called,"
remembered Garth, who
prefers his music more Bach
than Biggie.
Garth nonetheless
accepted the job, and received
in the mail the official P.
Diddy logo his stylized
initials topped by a kingly
crown.
"It looks like he took the
crown off of a bottle of Crown
Royal," Garth joked.
Using AutoCad software,
Garth designed a three-by-
five-foot rectangle with an
elliptical center panel to
house the logo.
He used several imported
woods to give the floor its
unique coloration. The initials
PD are cut from wenge, a
dark brown African wood
that also frames the ellipse
and outside rectangle.


Decorative Flooring employee Gus Griffin shows off the P. Diddy floor designed by Jim Garth. The
three-by-five-foot custom designed floor will be featured in the rapper/media mogul's new stretch
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The floor's laser cut crown inlay features the South American yellow heart, purple heart and
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In Garth's original
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biit Puffy riixed the design,
favoring the current floor's
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Although AI deals directly
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"He's in love with what
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Puffy plans to ride in the
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Garth, who has yet to
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Although Garth says
that his four children "are
more excited about it than
anyone," he can't suppress
his delight over his latest
celebrity client.
Nor can he resist making
one prediction:
"Soon well be rapper
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By Vince Raffield
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The traditional oystering
as it is known today was actu-
ally done in the late 1700's to
the early and mid 1800's. It
was not until the 1850's that
oysters were harvested in
quantity. By the late 1870's
pasteurization had become a
very important part of the
cannery with Ruge and Son's
becoming the first successful
commercial cannery under
the Alligator Brand. John G.
Ruge was also instrumental
in the first efforts to replant
and replenish the oyster beds.
By 1918 oysters were being
cultivated in great supply for
several oyster canneries.
The Apalachicola
Northern Railroad came into
Apalachicola in 1907 and ran
an "oyster special" to Atlanta
with oysters packed in ice.
By 1915, more than 400 men
manned 117 oyster boats
under sail, 250 worked in
various oyster houses, and in
two canneries.
On Oct. 1, 1920, William
Popham established the
Oyster Growers' Co-Operative
Association, to plant, harvest,
handle, and process oysters.
He then sold 1000 shares
in the business to acquire
St. George Island. In 1921
the association was capital-
ized at $425,000 and Popham
bought St. George Island for
$27,224.50 dollars.
Popham was then elect-
ed mayor of Apalachicola in
November of 1923. In 1924
Popham and his associates
were indicted on 8 counts
of mail fraud and convict-
ed on January 21, 1925. He
was. paroled after serving less
than two years of a four-year
sentence.,
After his release from
jail, one of Popham's many
new companies acquired St.
George Island in October
1932 for an estimated
$10,000. Popham was then
indicted again for mail fraud
in. 1936, but acquitted in
January 1937. Ownership
of St. George Island was then
passed to William H: Wilson,
the brother-in-law of W.C.
Hodges, a state senator that
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1940.
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or the oyster production of
Apalachicola, the industry
has had more than its share
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hurricanes and red tide, and
politically motivated obstruc-
tions have all had a fair share
in the development or decline
of the industry.
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and lows of production, the
innovators of industry and the
businesses that have become
the largest because of the vol-
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the ones who lived it.
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the facts, figures and dates of
history there is little room
for the human emotion or
remembrances of the days
gone by or what was going on
while the history was being
made. The history of oys-
tering could not be better
learned than from the ones
who do it every day, and have
done it for generations.
By the early to mid 1940's
oyster houses were springing
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had taken hold again. One
such oyster house was the
house owned by Dewy Miller
ip 13 mile. Dewy Miller also
owned 9 mile, 11 mile, a place
in Eastpoint and one in Dixie
County. He was well on his
way of becoming one of the
largest dealers in the area.
John Richards, a descen-
dent of Mr. Miller, explained
that during normal operation
the house would employ 25 to
30 oystermen at a time, with
at least 10 to 15 oyster shuck-
ers. He explained that things
were a lot different back then,
for one thing the oyster boats
were actually smaller.
The oysters were caught
and put in what was called
the hole, or the middle of the
small boat. The bags were
different too, there were 300
oysters counted to the bag,
and the sizes of the oysters
were different. The oysters
were larger, more abundant
and the quality was pure
gold.

When his Dad, J.D.
Richards, who was also an
oysterman, made a living for
his family the price for a bag
of oysters was $.75, a gallon
was $.50. The dealer sold
the oysters out of a house
much like they do today and
marked the price up to make
his money.
In those days the dealers
offered tar paper shacks and


shanties, for their employees
to live in. Little more than
one room, houses lined up
in a neat little row were often
referred to as oyster row. A
whole family would live in
one of these simple dwellings,
which were much better than
being homeless.
They could work, live
and even get their necessities
from the company store all in
one central location. There
was even. a truck that went
to town on the weekends and
would take the employees to
town and back for the things
they could not get at the
company store or for a little
recreation.
Lula Mae Richards,
John's Mom, explained that
oystering was not much for
a family to live on but at
a time when there was so
much uncertainty with the
war and depression, they felt
they were blessed to have a
roof over their head and a
way to make a living for their
kids. It was a time when gas,
sugar, coffee and even shoes
were rationed.
Some people even made
oystering trips two days
instead of one, to conserve
what little gas they had.
Of course it wasn't all
bad. As a boy John remem-
bers running up and down
the shell piles and shell road
barefooted, upon a. mountain
of shell you could be king of
the oyster shell mountain,
and nothing on this earth
could compare to being' on
the bay in a boat, especially
with your dad.
The work was always
hard and dirty, and the limi-
tations of what a man could
make out of it were only con-
trolled by the physical limita-
tions of the man. The more


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you worked, the more you
made.
John, a traditional oys-
terman, supported his fam-
ily oystering. He, like so
many others, married, lived
in one of the oyster shanties
and managed to make a life
for him and his family by
oystering. Although rebuilt
several times due to hurri-
cane and incumbent weather,
John still works at the oys-
ter house where Dewy Miller
started out, and it still pro-
duces each year although the
house is now Ward and' Son's
Seafood.
Most oystermen of
Franklin County feel. much
like the Indians had to have
felt, they have been made to
feel they have no say or choice
in the important matters that
directly affect them and their
family's as well as their live-
lihood. There is true fear
that the tradition of oystering
which has been handed down
several generations is swiftly
coming to an end.
They feel like they have
been lied to, and the millions
appropriated for oyster res-
toration efforts never seems
to trickle down to the ones
who need it most, the oys-
termen. The oystermen feel
like their lives and livelihoods
are controlled by people who
know nothing about the bay,
the way it constantly changes
and the true need of the bay.
All the distinguished educa-
tional degrees in the world
could never prepare anyone
for the hands on day to day
natural changes that occur in
the bay and yet many of the
people put in place to help
the industry have never spent
one day actually working the
area or even as much as ask-
ing the ones who are there
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Gulf Front with excellent rental history, remodeled in 2003,
community pool, hot tub and boardwalks throughout neigh-
borhood and to the beach. MLS#106305 $985,000


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Beautiful Tree-lined Neighborhood. 2BR/2BA house
with plenty of parking and boat storage, fenced back yard.
Community pool, hot tub and beach access. MLS#105214
$585,000


Seacliffs Townhomes Cape San Bias. Two large luxury
townhomes each with a great gulf view. Each with 4 BR
/ 4.5 Baths and a private elevator. Gated community. Eac
$595,000 MLS# 103305 & MLS# 104394


Classic Florida Beach Cottage. This 2BR/IBA rustic beach
cottage open floor plan, plenty of windows and exposed
wood beams has lots of charm and a large porch with greal
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would help the bay.
It is the lack of com-
munication, conservation and
strict enforcement of the laws
that has hurt the bay most of
all. When an oysterman does
try to speak up or make a
difference they are ignored or
worse often times are in fear
that they will lose their jobs
because they don't necessar-
ily agree to the ways things
are being, done.


The plight of the oyster-
man hangs in peril as deci-
sions are being made con-
cerning the recent issues
and events that will change
our community. Even in the
darkest of days, the oyster-
men supported Apalachicola
and helped to make it what
it is today. It is a part of
Apalachicola history worth
remembering.


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Now...$23,988
Or .... $408/mo


Local Trade


Was .... $27,995
Now ...$24,988
Or .... $428/mo


GULF VIEW Barrier Dunes. Unique IBR/1.5BA
Townhome overlooking pond with gulf view, comfortably
decorated, this unit is perfect for a couple or small family.
MLS#104352 $400,000


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Was .... $27,995
Now ... $24,988
Or .... $428/mo


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X-Flood Zone Avalon Drive $585,500
115 ft Gulf Front Secluded Dunes $2,150,000
Downtown PSJ Bay View Commercial Lot $995,000
PalmBreeze Lots Starting at $78,000
Seagrass 1st Tier Lot ,$835,000
Seagrass Gulf View Lot $595,000
Scenic Hwy C-30 Lot $375,000
1304 Garrison $120,000


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Was ....$31,988
Now ... $28,988
Or .... $498/mo

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Forgotten Gardening


by Kay Kelley
Want to see a landscaper
cry? Watch his face when
he comes around to check
on a project he installed
the month before, and sees
an infestation of nutgrass
popping up.
Nutgrass has the dubious
distinction of being the
world's worst weed. That's
not just us, folks, that's the
whole world. As frustrated
as I get trying to keep the
stuff out of landscape beds,
I can imagine how farmers
feel when it takes over a food
crop.
There are actually two


nutgrasses, yellow and
purple, and they are not
actually grass at all. They
are in the sedge family, as
indicated by the triangular
stems. The difference between
yellow and purple nutgrasses
is subtle, the yellow variety
having a slightly brighter
yellow flower, and the purple
having leaf tips which are
keeled, like a boat. Very
few chemicals are available
which control nutgrass, and
no one chemical controls
both varieties.
The good news is,
nutgrass is really easy to pull
up. The bad news is, if you


don't get the 'nut', or tuber,
that the plant grows from,
the same tuber can send up
a multitude of new plants.
According to the Delta Branch
of the Mississippi Agricultural
Station, each tuber can
produce anywhere from one
to 53 plants. The tubers send
out lateral rhizomes which
either grow a new plant, or
produce a whole chain of
'nuts'. It is a slow, patient
business, doing research on
plants. At the Delta Branch
they isolated one nut, and
counted how many new nuts
it had produced during a
single growing season. 1,100!


106857 5399,000


Let's see, multiply that by
anything between one and 53,
and we begin to understand
why this is the world's worst
weed.
It also explains why
landscapers might cry when
they see it. Nutgrass is
most likely to sprout in new
locations when the soil is
disturbed. So, till a bed, or
bring in new top soil, and
there is a good possibility of
stimulating a new crop. Pull
it all out, go to the house for
a glass of water, and it will be
sprouting up by the time you
get back outside.
The Delta Station
tried burying one nut six
feet deep, just to see how
determined that rascal was.
It germinated, all right, and
the shoot struggled its way up


through all that soil. Eighteen
months later it popped out of
the ground and proceeded to
grow a healthy plant.
In the lawn, nutgrass
looks like... grass. What
makes it so obnoxious is its
insistence on growing a few
inches taller than the rest of
the grass. It shows up worse
in a centipede lawn, which
is lighter in color and mown
shorter than St. Augustine.
Figures. Even the lazy man's
lawn' has its drawbacks.
In the landscape,
nutgrass looks very much
like liriope, or monkey grass,
as the locals call it. You have
to pay attention to see the
difference, and I have seen it
sneak into liriope beds and
establish itself quite happily.
It is easy enough to pull out


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Tom & Betty Adams


2') mobile home located just a fee blocks
from St Joe Bay and public boat ramp

Interior 107068 5200,000
3 I home on corner lot teo blocks from St
Joe Bay

Interior 106375 5259,500
Spacious 3 2 double..ide mobile home ...th
screened porch and storage shed area oi.,-
side 2 i 2 blocks from beach

Commercial 106165 5275,000
Excellent location in do,.nlo'.n Port St Joe
Zoned commercial business

Interior 103895 5299,000
Must seel Brand nee, 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 104457 $425,000
Beautiful 3 2 brick home .v-th spacious room;
and a huge aord near schools

Interior 104146 5237,500
2 i home Loin of potential in Poan S Joe

Gulf View 107138 5525,000
Gulf Ve" from the numerous decks Teo and
a half lot;ll Countless upgrades Whirlpool"
tub etc

Interior 104983 5297,000
This . a muil seel Totally reno.'-aed 3 I 5 in
Porn St Joe

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



Interior 103748 5639,000
Excellent for mni ranch or investmentt to sub.
d.,ide ResGdential Commercial

Interior 103896 5450,000
A beautiful place in the country but yet close
to Ton A home .vith 4 + acres located on
Bodie Lister Rd Many options lor this property
A I I on a large parcel Room to remodel
and expand

Interior 104453 5249,000
Custom built impeccably maintained 3 2 on
2 5 acre'.s

River Front 104648 5225,000
Beautiful .1 2 5 home located on Chipola
Ri.er F.ish from your pri ate dock .A. fisher.
man s delight Home -5 elealed .vfth sunroom
and upper deck Do.'.nsairs has oyster shLck.
ing room half bath patios 4 decks Yard is
fenced




Historic District 105742 5995,000
Beautiful 6.'5 home in Apoalachicola




Interior 106642 5449,000
3 2 house to sit on piling: *.*th ,ie.. of the
Cairabelle River Preconstruction Prices

Interior 106640 5449,000
3 2 house lo sit on pilings .ilh ,ie.-.i of the
Carrabelle Ri.er PreconsiruCioon Pr.cesI

Gull View 107186 5475,000
Excellent Gulf V.e. and R.ier Vie,. 0oll Great
investment opportuniies


Carol Erwin


LAND


Close to Gulf 107044 S329,000
237x50 lot in Mexico Beach. Close to Gulf.
Mexico Beach 103498 55,000,000
The hcnme iualed on the pr.pe.-r, to co'e,' ..,,Ih
land p..,..:hao e .n 1* AS IS cond't-on
Mexico Beach 105375 S239,900
WIall'.ing d.:iance to Cult ot r. '.co Clearedl



Interior 107226 S250,000
0C'050 le.el cleared lot .-,h sept, got lap, waler
lap and elecir,.: Cloie t. beach
Interior 106752 5124,900
2 l.,i siatuted berteen CR 386 and Bordern Road
Opponunii.et are kncck.ng Lc-t '.z '. 1 39 acres
Interior 106753 $249,900
3 lots located at corner of CR 386 and Borders Road.
Opportunities knocking. Lot size is 2.13 acres.
Interior 106294 S269,900
'505U lot in S1 Joe Beach Just 2 blocks irom
beach
Gulf View 105389 5775,000
0Q,03 lol .ilfh Gull Cmie A perfect place to build
svoir beach home
Gulf View 104321 5695,000
i8058 I-. ,3n H.ghea, 0 8 n St Joe Beach .1 lois
a.-311able :oned commercial
Overstreet 102536 5325,000
Buid todao mLLiTes from the ocean and




Gulf Front 106440 $1,200,000
-8,50 Gultf fron, loI located on Cape San Bias
Gulf View 106866 5595,000
Gull Vie.. lotl n Cape San Bias irregular 'haped lot
,n Summer Sards De-elopment


Cape San Bias 102841
Gult..ci6 lot a Summer Sandi


5850,000


River Front 106358 5150,000
Very nic,..e tertrcnt lot on the Dead Lakes in
v'e.,ah.t.:hka 334 31%100
Water Front 104935 576.000
210%200 creek Ironf lot in Hoiards Creek




Indian Pass 102115 5375,000
CGrent 101 aO gieol pr.ce- Ihe Reee-.al.on at tid-an
Pas,



Interior 105208 S400,000
, oci'e. on h.gh land ,n Carrabelle ,.th quick access
o Carrabelle public beach
Interior 106498 5150,000
Commercial lotl n H.gha. o08 in Corrabelle
Carrabelle 105190 5599,900
P:t:,n 6.3ci.u l.:,t ? ih acce:. t.o f-e Carrabelle Ri.er
and a beti,,lul i ot Timber l.laad and :ity of
Cari-abelle R,.er Front [,:3... available
Gulfl Front 105810 5750,000
Gult Front re:.denial lc.t l.cOeed mt Cairabelle




Apalachicola 106034 5135,000
Loi is appro.imarelt i000 tronm the Apalach.cola
Bav' The.'e .: oalo a bc-ai ,amp at the end of the
ioiad


of the landscape as long as
it hasn't become intertwined
with other roots, and the soil
is nice and loose. Grasp each
plant at its base and wiggle
it a little, and maybe the nut
will come up with the plant.
The longer you ignore it and
let it grow, the more rhizomes
and nuts it will be producing
underground. If you think
you can outsmart it by laying
down landscape fabric, think
again. The tip of the rhizome
is very sharp, and nutgrass
has been witnessed growing
through tar roofing paper,
asphalt, potatoes, and dahlia
bulbs. It will poke right
through the best landscape
fabric you can buy. When you
pull the plant up through the
fabric you still leave the nut
behind to grow another day.
Or maybe another fifty three
days!
It's not all bad. If you
are starving you can eat the
nuts... other cultures know
them as 'ground almonds'.
And it is possible to at least
slow down the germination of
nutgrass. It does not compete
well with other plants for
light, space, and nutrients,
so a good layer of mulch and
a good bit of diligence will
keep it under control. And
I mean real diligence, not
the kind that gives up when
the weather gets too hot or
the bugs are biting. I have,
personally (I BRAG) rid a bed
of nutgrass single-handedly,
by pulling the plants, their
babies, grandbabies, and
going back again and again
for the future generations. It
took about two years, I think.
Don't give up, and if you do,
employ someone. And offer
that landscaper a hanky.


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

Gulf Front 105401 52,250,000
Breathtaking Gulf front property ...th a
screened in heated pool luxurious hot Tub
Pr .ate board.'.alk to private beach



Canal Front 106282 5895,000
-J 2 5 Cottage in Water-ide Village develop-
ment

Gulf View 106181 5595,000
Spacious 2 2 Short ^alk to beach 3 decks
ith lie.vs

Interior 106211 $545,000
Nestled in a cozy neighborhood just 2 blocks
.from the beach. This 3/2.5 sits on 1/2 acre.

Canal Front 106552 5995,000
4 2 5 Cortage in v'/aerside Village Located
on lhe canal in Mexico Beach

Interior 104298 5450,000
well built 2'i home .ith large screened
porch Only steps to the beach

Interior 105391 5395,000
Nice 3 2 mob-le home on corner lot in the
heart of Mexico Beach Fenced back yard

Gulf View 104429 51,200,000
Beauhiul 3 3 home along dedicated beach
Pi'ivacv fence in back yard

Canal Front 105496 5639,000
Canal Front and Gulf Vie..I Boa t lip with lift
A 2 2 that s pe.4eci

Gulf View 105914 51,200,000
Must see to truly appreciate the possibilities
that aoait this 6.oJ home along dedicated
beach

Canal Front 105848 5995,000
4 2 5 Cotaoge in Mexco Beach Canal Front
,n Water iide Village development

Gulf View 104407 51,287,000
Across from dedicated beach A somee ve..
of the Gulf and sunset every evening 4 2
home ready to move ir.lo and enjoy

Gulf View 102245 5495,000
Catch the breeze from the Gulf as you sit on
your fronI porch s.vng Immaculate 4, 3 on a
corner lot

Close to Beach 105861 5415,000
Gull'/iew to..nrhome i. lusit :epr o..aay from
the beach

Interior 105801 5359,000
A quaint 3 2 home lu.t a :horlt 'alk lo
beach

Canal Front 105311 5749,000
Woler'ide village i, located in the hean of
Mexico Beach vilh amenities iuch as boat
dock etc

Gulf View 105388 5950,000
Immaculate 5 beach home built in 2000
...th a spectacular .,e.. of the Gulf

Interior 106297 5247,000
There are 2 mobile home! on th, |lot both are
2 I 2 I 2 blocks from beach

Gulf View 106415 5995,000
3 3 Gulf Vie-, home located in Beacon H.II


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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, August 11, 2005 3B


EsroaDiIiseu Mi / Jervnly Ul tuun IaI unu LounuIuI i areas u o. oi / i -,

/%I Jessie Ball duPont Fund Awards "


.4...1.. Funds for Hurricane Relief *


(Left) John Hendry, Chairman of the Gulf County United Way Committee and Ed Richardson,
President of the United Way of North West Florida, present Gulf County Senior Citizens Association
executive director Sandy Lieberman with a check for $2,020. The funds will allow the Senior Citizens
Association to continue to provide Meals on Wheels to 17 elderly Gulf County residents.

Gulf Senior Citizens Association Receives United Way Grant


On Friday, the United
Way of Northwest Florida
presented Sandy Lieberman,
Executive Director of Gulf
Senior Citizens Association a
check for $2,020. The funds
will allow them to continue
to provide Meals on Wheels
to 17 elders for 11 weeks.
At its meeting last week,
the Board of Directors of
United Way of Northwest
Florida approved this one
time grant to the Gulf County
Senior Citizens Association.
This was in response to
Lieberman's request in

Habitat for
Habitat for Humanity
of Gulf County needs your
support!
The Site Selection
Committee is currently
seeking a land donation for
the first Habitat home to be
constructed in Port St. Joe.
Habitat prefers land


which she stated "We have
successfully provided meals
to 17 of our most frail elderly,
in need of nutritional support,
through an annual renewable
grant. In March of this year,
we were informed that this
grant would no longer be
available. It is now apparent
that by mid-August we will
not have enough money to
continue providing meals for
these deserving people, until
additional funding arrives in
October."
In approving this grant,
the United Way Board of

Humanity
without wetlands, zoned
residential with City utilities
available. Land can be
vacant or improved, all offers
considered.
Contact Tom Panaseny,
Site Selection- Chairman at
229-7983.


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IMPORTANT

INFORMATION ABOUT

YOUR DRINKING WATER

City of Port St. Joe Water System has levels of Trihalometh-
onres Above the Drinking Water Standards.

The City of Port St. Joe Water System recently violated a
drinking water standard that may indicate the water you are
being served is affected. Although this was not an emer-
gency, as our customers, you have a right to know what hap-
pened, what you,should do, and what the City is doing to
correct this situation.

The City of Port St. Joe Water System routinely monitors for
the presencelof drinking water contaminants. Where dis-
infection is used in the treatment of drinking water, disin-
fectants (as chlorine) combine with -natural organic and
inorganic matter present in water to form chemicals called
disinfection byproducts (DBPs), On January 1, 2002, the
U.S. Environmental Protection standards for controlling the
levels of disinfectants and DBPs in drinking water, including
trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acids (HAAs). The
new Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule's
standard, or maximum contaminant level (MCL), for the sum
of the 4 THMs was established at 80 parts per billion (ppb),
which is expressed as a rolling annual average. For the first
four quarters of sampling (beginning in August 2004), the
City's annual average for THMs was 88.55 parts per billion
(ppb).

What should I do?
You do not need to use an alternative (e.g., bottled) water
supply. However, if you have specific health concerns, con-
sult your doctor.

What does this mean?
This is not an immediate risk. If it were, you would have
been notified immediately. However, some people who
drink water containing THMs in excess of the MCL over many
years may experienced problems with their liver, kidneys, or
central nervous system and may have an increased risk of
getting cancer.

What happened? What was done?
We are working with the DEP to evaluate the water supply
and researching options to correct the problem. For more
information, please contact Lyn Todd at (850) 229-6395 or
RO. Box 278; Port St Joe, FL 32457.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this
water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly
(for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and
businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or
distributing copies by hand or mail.

This notice is being sent to you by the City of Port St. Joe
Water System.
State Water System ID#: 1230545. Date Distributed August
10, 2005.


Trustees of the Jessie
Ball duPont Fund awarded
$25,000 to the Salvation
Army to alleviate suffering
caused by Hurricane Dennis,
which struck the Gulf Coast
in Florida and Alabama
earlier this month.
More than 300 Salvation
Army officers, employees and
volunteers served a total of
35.000 meals to residents
affected by the storm, as
well as providing support to.
communities preparing to live
through a record hurricane
season.
Relief grants such as this
are made at the discretion of
the trustees, outside of the
nnrmal grants cycle. During


Directors indicated these are 2005, the trustees awa
the people who have worked 2005, the trustees awa
their whole lives to take care grants, alost all relat
of the current generation. It storms of the 2004 hurri
is only fitting that we fulfill season that devast
this request to take care of Florida and the Southea
them in their time of need. The Jessie Ball du
Ed Richards, President Fund makes grants
of United Way of Northwest more than 330 eli
Florida, and John Hendry, organizations identified
its Gulf County Chair, made Mrs. duPont in her will.
the presentation.

Relay for Life Booth


at Scallop Festival


rded
relief
ed to
cane
ated
st.
Pont
to
gible
I by
The


The Relay for Life to participate and make a
Campaign for Gulf County difference in our community.
has started and we are
looking for more teams. To .,
participate in our Relay for .
Life next March 31 through
*April 1, please call Polly
Searle (Team Chair) at 647-'
3922 or Kim Metcalf (Relay
for Life Chair) at 227-1538
and they will help you form
a team.
The Relay for Life will
have a booth at the Scallop
Festival on September
2-3. You can drop by the tent
and make a donation, buy an
item from baked goods, art,
books, electronic equipment,
bracelets, tee shirts etc. or ,
purchase a raffle ticket for
any of these items.
You can also pick up a
Registration Form to form a .
team. .
Everyone in Gulf County .-
has been touched by this .
dreaded disease and now
is an opportunity for you


fund has assets of $291
million and has awarded
$229 million in grants since
1977.


Dawson Blake Fisher

Happy to be Here

Dawson Blake Fisher
was born May 28 at Gulf
Coast Hospital. He weighed
six pounds, 15.7 ounces and
was 19 inches long.
His proud parents are
Jason and Crystal Fisher.
His brother is Brandon and
his sisters are Kassidy and
Shelby.


Aiyana Star Watkins

Aiyana is Three

Aiyana Star Watkinis
turned three on Monday,
Aug. 1. Her proud parents
are Sasha Watkins of
Apalachicola and Shelton
Hutchinson of Port St. Joe.
Her grandparents
are Wallace and Amanda
Watkins of Wewahitchka
and Linda and Jake Leslie
of Port St. Joe. Aunts and
uncles include Matthew and
Jana Watkins, James Honey
and-her "Aunt Phat" of Port
St. Joe and Sam Heusel
of Wewahitchka. Cousins
include Emigen Watkins,
Gabrielle and Marissa Haney
and Wooda Leslie.


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in real estate:



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Seeing is believing. Life looks good from here. Serenely beautiful,
untouched forests yielding only to the waters of Crooked Creek and
West Baty. Nearly 1,000 acres dedicated to conservation. Life in
the splendid isolation of a private preserve. Grass lake savannas,
marshes and bays with graceful turns inviting you to explore.
RkiverCamps where we awake with the sun, live with the tides and
go to bed with the moon each night. Come see for yourself.There's
never been a place like this before. Visit the RiverCamps Preview
Center, our web site at www.rivercamps.com or call us at
866.FL.RIVER.


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Just Married


Nobles Celebrate 53 Years
Willie Sr. and Dorothy Nobles of Wewahitchka will
celebrate their 53rd wedding anniversary on Aug. 15. .
*Their children would like to wish them a happy
anniversary.


Billy and Marsha
Bouzeman of Lynn Haven
are pleased to announce the
marriage of their daughter,
Gina Walden to Kevin
Karbiner on July 23 in
Wichita Falls, Texas.
Ginais the granddaughter
of Doris Johnson and the
late Robert (Bob) Johnson
of Port St. Joe. She is also


the great granddaughter of
Fred and Nina Thompson
of Apalachicola. Gina is a
1998 graduate of Port St.
Joe High.
Kevin is the son of Mary
Karbiner and step son of Loyd
Budd of Bellevue, Texas. He
is the grandson of Lorena
Tillberg of Bellevue, Texas
and the late Carl .Tillberg of
Lake Geneva, Wis. Kevin is
a 1991 graduate of Bellevue
High School.
Gina is employed with
Perioperative Nursing
Services of Arlington, Texas
and IKevin with Westar
Transportation of Jolly,
Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin
Karbiner are presently
making their home in Krum,
Texas.


Washington Improvement Group

Community Advisory Committee
The WIG/CAC are at 6:00 p.m. ET at 401 Peters
extending membership to Street and/or mail response
residents of North Port St. Joe,
to serve as board members. If to P.O. Box 754; Port St. Joe,
you are interested in joining, FL 32457 by Sept. 1.
please notify the WIG/CAC. Thank you WIG/CAC
Please attend the
monthly meeting on Sept. 1 board members.


Mr. and Mrs. Paul and
Mary Syfrett of Chipley, Fla.,
announce the engagement
and forthcoming marriage of
their daughter, Laura Syfrett
to Patrick Ryan, son of Mrs.
Marion Hough of White City,
Fla.
The bride-elect is a 1993
graduate of Chipley High
School, a 1998 graduate
of Florida State University


and a 2000 graduate of
Troy State University. She
is employed at Bay Medical
Center as an employee
relations specialist.
Her fiance is a 1989
graduate of Port St. Joe High
School and is currently
enrolled at Florida State
University. He is employed
at Gulf Power Co. as a
commercial marketing
representative.
An Oct. 1 wedding is
planned for 4 p.m. at First
United Methodist Church of
Panama City. A reception will
follow at Black Angus Ban-
quet Hall.

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201 Williams Avenue
(850) 227-1717 or 229-8028
Mon-Fri 8-5:30, Sat 8-4:30, Sun Closed EST
Helpful Hardware Club


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(850) 648-5242
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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years


41 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, August 11, 2005


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Established 1937Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, A '(ust I], 2005 5B


Florida Public.Service.Commission


The 2004 hurricane season in Florida was historic not only for the number of named storms that
struck the state, but also for the amount of damage caused. The 2005 season, already underway,
has produced a tropical storm and a hurricane that have made landfall along the northern Gulf of
Mexico.


Some of the storm damage sustained in 2004
involved the infrastructure of Florida's investor-
owned electric utilities, including power lines,
poles, substations and transformers. The five
investor-owned utilities under the jurisdiction
of the Florida PSC (Florida Power & Light,
Progress Energy Florida, Tampa Electric
Company, Gulf Power Company, and Florida
Public Utilities Company) reported damages
of $1.45 billion from hurricanes Charley,
Frances, Ivan and Jeanne. These utilities
combined are responsible for approximately
78 percent of the state's retail electric energy
sales to about 8.6 million customers.

The extent of the damages and the power
outages caused by the storms led many in
Florida to ask whether the state should adopt
a policy of burying its power lines. A statewide
decision on this matter rests with the
Legislature. However, the Public Service
Commission was asked by the Florida House
of Representatives to provide an estimate of
what it might cost, over a 10-year period, to
put transmission and distribution lines
underground.

The preliminary estimates of the cost of placing
transmission and distribution lines
underground is $146 billion. This figure applies
only to the lines owned by the investor-owned
electric companies and does not Include those
operated by municipal utilities or electric
cooperatives.

Florida's investor-owned utilities have a total
of 14,566 miles of transmission lines, the value
of which is about $2.4 billion, only 183 miles
of which are underground. Transmission lines
are those that carry high voltage current -
typically 69,000 to 500,000 volts significant
distances. A transmission normally ends at
an electric substation, where the voltage is
reduced for distribution. The estimated cost
to bury these transmission lines is $52 billion.

Those same utilities have approximately
115,961 miles of primary distribution lines
worth an estimated $7 billion. Distribution lines


normally transport lower voltage current -
usually 2,400 to 35,000 volts shorter
distances. Distribution lines may take
electricity to "step-down" transformers for
distribution directly to homes and businesses.
The estimated cost of burying distribution lines
is $94 billion.

Because these figures are estimates, they
could change substantially subject to a number
of variables.

Some cities and counties in Florida require
power lines in new residential developments
be placed underground. In addition, in the
wake of the 2004 hurricane season, a number
of communities around the state have initiated
plans to bury power lines.

A decision to place power lines underground
is one that is carefully weighed by those
communities engaged in the process.
Underground power lines may be less
vulnerable to wind damage, for example, but
may be more susceptible to flooding. Cost is
a major factor as is the additional time required
to diagnose and repair underground facilities
when problems do occur.

Elected officials, with their unique grasp of
their local communities, are the logical
decision-makers on the cost-benefit of placing
electric facilities underground.




Five investor owned utilities.
S33 municipal utilities.
18 rural electric cooperatives,
including two located outside Florida,
serving customers in the state.

Braulio L. Baez is the Chairman of the Florida
Public Service Commission. The PSC sets the
rates regulated utility companies charge for
natural gas, electric and telephone service
within the state. In 36 counties, it sets the price
you pay 'for the water you drink, if your water
company is privately owned.


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Port St. Joe, FI
a Business: 85
Toll-Free: 86
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CUTE FLORIDA COTTAGE s
home ,n ihe heart of PSJ
block off of St Joseph Bay a
y complelel refurbished inci
ing new counterlops. hard'.e
Floors, & more Must see
W1 appreciate! $359,900


IOLD FLORIDA CHARMER
coveted Indian Pass Subdiv.si
FEMA flood great .ee,,s
tub, & much more! $850,0C



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Agent
After Hours:
850-229-9139
Mobile:
S 850-227-4111


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of frontage on the Gulf
Mexico Enjoy an estate
lot or subdivide for addition
3lot GREAT OPPORTUNI
$ 2,395,000


Gail Haddock,
Agent
Mobile:
850-381-1562


BAYFRONT lot on Cape San
Blas with 100' of frontage
on the pristine St. Joseph
iBa This secluded lot with
lush vegetation and lots of
..Idlife is the perfect spot to
build your dream vacation
home. $989,000










SECLUDED HOME in highly
desirable Indian Pass recently
renovated and only a short
.*.alk to boat ramp and Gulf of
Mexico. PRICED TO SELL @
k5575,000


n Blas Road 318-A Reid Ave
FL 32456 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
0-227-9000 Business: 850-229-9000
6-229-5525 Toll-Free: 877-229-9100

www.flbeaches.net

er Bradley, Broker/Owner








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one
and INDIAN SWAMP CAMPGROUND 18.3 acre campground
ud. complete with 2 great homes, general store, restaurant/C
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o gazebos, just seconds from the boat ramp and minutes to the
Apalachicola River. OFFERED @ $699,000










@ $ 320. sell @ $1,250,000
,n THIS HOME IS LOCATED En IMAGINE SWEEPING
hul borhood in Port St.. Only 2 sand., bea.: ,]orgeous
00 blocks from the Bay. Offered sunset1, "a; GULF FRONT
@35,000.home has i5 a00! Priced to


Rachel Browning, Agent
Bob Pelc, Agent After Hours:
Mobile: 850-229-8704
850-227-5374 Mobile:
850-227-4056









IMAGINE SCALLOPING, "
boating, & bird watching out-
side your back door! This
00' BAYFRONT coastal cottage FISH FROCN. YOUR BACK-1
of on St. Joseph Bay features YARD! 100' of front-
size large screened porch, lucra- age on the intercoastal in
tnal .ive rental history, & pan- Overstreet. Beautiful home-
TY! oramic views of the pristine site! $329,000
bay. PRICED TO SELL @
$349,000


Clint Eason,
Agent
After Hours:
850-227-3453
Mobile:
850-227-5251









NEW CONSTRUCTION
in Water's Edge subdivi-
sion complete with deeded
gulf access, swimming pool
& tennis courts. Gorgeous
interior featuring Travertine
tile, marble, teak flooring,
cherry cabinetry and much
more! One of a kind home!
$1,045,000










A RARE FIND! GULF FRONT
townhome in Barrier Dunes
with numerous amenities
including swimming pool,
tennis courts, fishing ponds,
& much mofel X Flood zone!
$649,900


GULFVIEW Cape San Bias X flood $435,000
Cape San Bias large BAYFRONT lot $850,000
Water's Edge Subdivision $425,000
Eastpoint BAYFRONT lot $499,000
Tremont Court in Overstreet $115,000
Mexico Beach corner lot on Hwy 98 $425,00
Lakes on the Bluff in EASTPOINT great new


subdivision with
$157,500 and $2
Indian Pass inter
Scenic Hwy C30 I
Park Point Interio
First tier lot Cape


Kaye & Mark Haddock,
Agents
Mobile: t
850-227-6600
Mobile: C
850-340-0685











IF YOU ARE LOOKING for
gorgeous views and spectacu-
lar white sandy beaches, h' J
GULF FRONT lot on Cape San
Bias is for you. Nice dunes &
great vegetation make this a
great location for your coast-
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LONG @ $879,000










GULFVIE1V HOME .n Indianl
Pass recently remodeled, lu-
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views of thp Gulf of Mexi- C
co. Must see to appreciate!
$795,000



numerous amenities
75,000
ior lot $450,000
ot $299,900
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C~HURCH ANEWS


THE BANK
Port St. Joe Mexico Beach
Apalachicola Carrabelle
For All Your
Financial Needs
ME1,iER Fol EUAL HiOUSING LECNDER


SOUTHERLAND FAMILY COMFORTER COSTING & COSTING MEXICO BEACH CRYSTAL SANDS REALTY
FUNERAL HOME FUNERAL HOME LAW OFFICES ANIMAL CLINIC 1602 Highway 98,
W. P. "Rocky Comforter Charles A. Costin (850) 648-8811 Mexico Beach
507 10th Street Port Sl Joe L.F.D. Personal Injury' Real Estate 1000 Highway 98 (850)648-4400-888-385-1844
workers Compensation850)229-8ng rdine S ww.cstan
(850) 229-8111 (850) 227-1818 (850) 227-1159iwwwcrystelsandsrea4,com


THE STAR
135 W Hwy 98
Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1278
www.StarFL.com


RISH, GIBSON
& SCHOLZ, P.A.
William J. Rish, Thomas S. Gibson,
Russell Scholz
(850) 229-8211


' The Potter's House
WHERE BROKEN VESSELS ARE MADE NEW
Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
850-639-5993 850-639-4588
636 Second Street* Post Office Box 631 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
SERVICE SCHEDULE
Sunday Morning Worship & Sunday School
10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.
YOU ARE WELCOME AT THE POTTER'S HOUSE


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


Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship: 11:0 a.m.
Methodist Yoth Fellowship: 6:00p.m.
Evening Worship: 7:0 p.m
K All Times are EST


Dan Rhodes
PASTOR
J]ffWhity
Miniar of MsiclYouth
Deborahl iLyla
Direaor of Childe Mihniries


Jesus is Lord an He is waiting


FOR YOU AT:

?gy $ igtlanb Vie Ifi~t Qurc
& 382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306


Mike Westbrook,
Pastor


Sunday School
Morning Worship
Evening Service
Discipleship Training
Wednesday Prayer


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


The Catholic Church of Gulf County
Welcomes You
it. Joseph St. Lawrence Mission
Oth &rMonument Hwy 71 North
3ort St. Joe, FL Wewahitchka, FL
(850) 227-1417
Weekend Mass schedule


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


11:00 am (CT)


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


eAzt United4 AJe os


7 111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Siiq Wirship Sersi s: 9:00 a.m. CST
Sud$qScitl: 10:15 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
Tie people of Mexio lecli United oethedist (lirch
NiSERY PrlOVliDD
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship ... Apalachico t.nama City
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening <
Pastors Andrew
& ,
Cathy Rutherford Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates FamilyufCe huh
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net v Wewohitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)

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

The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
MJeets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
(2/4 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


-, ,i;crk Time? Unfortunately, some folks believe the Old Testament law of "eye for eye,
tooth for tooth"permits personal revenge. Actually, it says severity of legal punishment should
not exceed severity of offense.
GodI forbids exacting personal revenge. He says, "Repay no one evil for evil." Additional-
iy, 'overcome evil with good. "First, do not allow your hurt to overwhelm you. Second, do not
allow your vengeful thoughts to overpower you. Trust in God let Him be your defender!

1601 Lor'.g Aeisuer Port St. Joe, FL a For More Information Call 229-8691


'Worship o, C yfll
ani / CD


y: 10:30am


Bible Study on Sunday:
9:1 Sam and 6:00pm


Worship on Wednesday:
7:00pm


-You're Among friends at
WOakGrove Assembl ofGod
David A. fernandez. Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 Parsonage: 850-229-6271
613 Madison Street Port St. Joe. f6
Schedule of Services
Sunday Wednesda
Sunday School 9:45am .MdWeek Meal 5:00pm
.Morning Worship 10:45am Mid Week Bible Study 6:15pm
Xids on the Movre 10:45am Ministry In Action 6:15pm
Cross Training Youth 6:15pm
Men's Uinistry* Monday 6:30pm
Ladles Ministry Tuesday- 7:00pm
Dynamic 'raise & Worship- teachingg the Pure'Word


Church of Christ

at the Beaches
S314 Firehouse Road *
1\ OVERSTREET 850-647-1622
Sunday Bible Study: 10:00 am EST
S" Sunday Worship: 11:00 am EST
Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00 pm
I fQQ "WE WANT TO MAKE A
L L 1 DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE"



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

A BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDA. GeneralAssembly 9:45 am. Bible Study all ages l0 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6p.m.
WEDNESDAY: ChoirPractice 6p.m
Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7pm.
"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 Nichols
Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725


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

r The friendly place to worship! ,

First Baptist Church
MEXICO BEACH
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
Corner of 15th & California 648-5776
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship-Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Bible 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

v( r "A Reformed Voice
in the Community"
W, I I'aa
-S 1| 0 ^ 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
TO KNOW CHRISTAND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN
X ST. JAMES'

/EPISCOPAL CHURCH
800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
The Rev. Joseph A. Hagberg, Rector
8:00 and 11:00 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.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org 850-227-1845


Church Of Christ Does Not

Support Same-sex Marriage
This article was original- support same-sex marriage
ly in the Panama City News or the ordination of gay and
Herald. The Church of Christ lesbian ministers. Why not?
at the Beaches submitted it to If you really want to know,
The Star for reprint, then read the following Bible
The July 5, 2005 News references: 1 Corinthians
Herald featured an article by 6:9-11; Romans 1:21-32;
Doug Gross of the Associated Genesis 18, 19; Jude 7;
Press stating "Church of Leviticus 18:22; 20:13.
Christ backs same-sex mar- Certainly the Bible teach-
riage." His article accu- es that God loves all mankind
rately referred to the United and sent Jesus Christ to die
Church of Christ, which is for the sins of the world. But
a prominent liberal denomi- even though God loves us all,
nation in the New England he will not ignore our sins.
sector of our country, but his (Acts 17:30,31). God calls us
headline was inaccurate and through his word to repent
misleading Churches of Christ and be baptized in the name
Local Churches of Christ of.Jesus for the forgiveness
are not in any way affili- of Jesus for the forgiveness
ated with The United Church of our sins. (Acts 2:38).
of Christ. The Churches of The Bible reveals God's
Christ in this community are pattern for living our lives.
- independent and non-denom- We believe his way is the best
national. The organizational way to live. We would do well
structure and teology of the as God's creation to honor
two groups are poles apart. our creator by being obedient
The Church of Christ and the to his word.
United Church of Christ are Jenks Avenue Church of
two distint organizations. Christ
The Church of Christ in Church of Christ at the
your community does not Beaches

Margo Needs A Home


Davida Byrd

Scholarship

The Davida Byrd
Scholarship Foundation
will celebrate its 10 year
anniversary by awarding six
$500 Scholarships. These
scholarships will be given at
the Ministerial Alliance this
second Sunday on August
14, at 3:00 p.m. at the Zion
Fair Missionary Baptist
Church.
Everyone is invited to
attend. This is a non profit
organization, P.O. Box 173,
Port St. Joe, FL 3247
In memory of the late
Davida Byrd, her legacy lives
on.

How


Grounded

Are You?
When you take Jesus as
your Savior,
You are then saved by
grace.
If you are grounded in
the Word,
False teachings won't
take place.
Too many times we
neglect to study,
So our grounding falls by
the way.
This is when satan comes
along
And has a real field day.
The world has so many
things to offer,
We're tempted every day.
Study the Word, get
grounded good,
So you won't be led
astray.
Some will take the Bible
out of context, -
And make it sound real
good.
You can be led astray,
If you don't know the
Bible as you should.
'Just remember that
Jesus is the only way,
Anyone teaching some-
thing different, is trying to
lead you astray.
Billy Johnson


male, neutered, shots, heart-
worm free, housetrained;
Max and Meg, three-and-a-
half-month old puppies and
many kittens, just weaned...
Please go see!
For more information,
contact the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society at 227-1103
or visit the Humane Society's
web site at www.sjbhumane-
society.org.


Angels, On Assignment


by LaVonne D. Parke
It was January 1978, in
Michigan, and an unusual-
ly bitter, nasty snow storm
suddenly hit our area, rap-
idly causing dangerously
thick, high snow-drifts, and
treacherous road conditions.
Strong, cold winds lashed my
face as I went to my car.
Although the school bus
picked up our four children,
I had received a call from
the school telling me I had
to pick them up because the
buses were unable to travel.
I quickly prepared and
went to my car, only to find
the car doors and handles
frozen shut with ice, and the
windshield blanketed with a
foot of snow. With blustering,
cold wind and snow stinging
my face, and freezing fingers,
I began to chip the ice off
the car, wondering if I would
be able to get the car out
of the driveway. The engine
reluctantly started, but the
car was frozen in place and
would not budget
But mothers do not give


upl And our four children
were depending on me to
safely bring them home.
Crying, in fearful frustration,
I frantically tried backing the
car out of the driveway, but
it would not move! I prayed,
asking the Lord to please
help me! Being alone I did
not know what to do. I need-
ed a miracle

No Struggles
by LaVonne D. Parke
Rest, My children, and
be at peace.
Relax in Me, your cares
release.
It is My pleasure to give
you rest,
To see My children eter-
nally blessed.
My Presence is within
My children.
My Spirit to comfort
them, My arms to hold
them.
My ears always open to
hear their voice.
My council .ready for
their questions and choice.


I was unsuccessful in
another attempt to try to
back the car out of the drive-
way. When suddenly my car
was. moving on it's own! In
shocked amazement I start-
ed crying and laughing at the
same time, realizing there
was a supernatural presence
See ANGELS on page 7B

In His Love
0, that My people would
realize My concern,
For they're looking to Me
first, and to learn,
That every second of
everyday I AM watching and
waiting,
For their reliance upon
Me without hesitating.
There are no struggles
in My love.
I AM here for My own,
watching from above.
When I came to die that
all might live...
All was accomplished,
there is nothing more to
give.


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Using Your IRA/401(k) Rollover Accounts to Purchase Real Estate


by Alan Potts
Editor's Note: This article
is for informational purposes
only. Readers are advised
to discuss this information
with their legal and/or tax
advisor in order to gain more
knowledge on this topic.
Many people today are
questioning their investment
decisions, the integrity of our
financial markets and our
rules of law. This can be
attributed, in part, to the
financial fiascos of Enron and
WorldCom, just to name a
few. Questionable accounting
practices, bonanza executive
stock options and special
corporate loans make people


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driving my car other than
myself! The steering wheel
was literally jerked out of my
hands, being controlled by
something, or someone else!
With precision my car was
backed out of my driveway,
turned around moving in the
right direction like it was
riding on air! No slipping,
or sliding into the ditch! Not
even a tire spinning!
My emotions were a mix-
ture of spontaneous laugh-
ing and crying, hilarity,
and overwhelming amaze-
ment because I knew I was
experiencing a 'miraculous
intervention!' And without


question the validity of our
"free market" system.
Warren Buffet, recognized
as one of the richest men in
the world, in an interview
with Outstanding Investor
Digest, said, "I think stocks
are a decent way to make 6
to 7 per cent per year over
the next 15 to 20 years. But
I think anybody who expects
to make 15 per cent per year
or expects their broker to
make that kind of money
is living in a dream world."
Based on his beliefs, what do
you think?
According to the
Investment Company
Institute Research "there


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any problem I drove down
those back country roads,
piled high with huge snow-
drifts, and dangerous, slip-
pery conditions, along with
meager visibility!, There was
no doubt, this was a 'miracu-
lous resuce' by angels on
assignment sent to assist me
in getting my children home
safely.
It was a day I shall
never forget, and always be
very grateful for the reality
of angels constantly being
encamped round about us,
sent for our aid and rescue.
We are never alone.


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630 SEACLIFFS DRIVE
4br/4.5ba townhome overlooking the pool and
a great, gulf view. All furnishings included in sale.
Great Buy aat $575,000. MLS# 107144. Call Tom
Todd or any agent listed above.


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2720 CR-30

Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Office: 850-227-1501

Toll Free: 800-876-2611

Serving Port St. Joe, Cape San Bias,
Indian Pass, Mexico Beach & Surrounding Areas.

Tom Todd, Broker/Owner


723 GULF AIRE DRIVE
5br/3ba Executive style gulf view home (NICE).
Approx 3,000 sq. ft. Price includes 22' power boat,
motor and trailer. $999,000. MLS# 107025.
Eves. Tom Graney, Realtor Assoc. 647-3736.


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1120 COUNTRY CLUB RD.
3br/3b home on the 8th tee at St. Joe Bay C.C.
Approx1850 sq. ft. Lovely country setting yet
close to town. Large lot(.98dc). $525,000. MLS #
107116. Eve. Perry McFarland, Realtor Assoc.
229-6153.



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RIVERFRONT WEWAHITCHKA
Beautiful riverfront lot (.83 acres) on Corn Griffin
Rd. Has numerous huge trees. Excellent view of
river. MLS#101613. $250,000. Owner financ-
ing possible. Call Tom Todd Realty, Tom Todd,
Owner/Broker, 227-1501 or 800-876-2611.


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


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CAPE SAN BLAS ROAD
Commercial potential. 1.5 acres. High traffic area
next to St.Joseph State Park. Approx. 190' road
frontage. Great investor potential. MLS#101530
- $1,375,000. Call Tom Todd Realty, Tom Todd,
Owner/Broker, 227-1501 or 800-876-2611.


OVERSTREET, 4090 CR 386
Beautiful triple wide, 3/2 MH with deck on front.
Only 4 miles from beach. Land area is 2.61ac.
w/50'x75' fish pond. Has two storage sheds, one
with garage. Fenced back yard. MLS#104116.
$350,000.





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


4 BR/2 BA home. 2000 sq. ft. Spacious family room
with cedar walls. Beautiful fireplace. Large trees in
quiet neighborhood. MLS#104751 $189,900.
Call Perry McFarland, Realtor Associate, 850-
229-6153.


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


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are approximately 2 (two)
trillion dollars invested in
IRAs (Individual Retirement
Accounts)."
S Many investors monitor
their IRAs and 401(k)s
regularly and have become
very familiar with their
performance. The majority of
IRA owners do not know they
can use certain retirement
accounts to purchase real
estate.
It's a fact that an IRA /
401(k) rollover account can
be used to purchase.- real
estate and there.- are two
ways the transaction can be
completed. The real estate
can be purchased "inside"
and owed by the IRA or the
real estate can be purchased
"outside" the IRA and owned
outright. Owning property
inside an IRA is considered
a non-traditional real estate
approach; owning real estate
outside an IRA is considered
more traditional. Let me
explain.
If real estate is purchased
"inside" an IRA, you do not own
it; your IRA holds title. Since
qualified plan law governs
your retirement account,
the owner's custodian must
adhere to Internal Revenue
Service guidelines. Minimum
and Mandatory Distributions
guidelines must be followed.
In addition, your IRA must
pay all real estate expenses.
This includes repairs,
property taxes, insurance and


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or partially fund a real estate
purchase. In addition, you
can purchase and own the
property outright or share
ownership with other IRA
and non-IRA owners.
Many people have not
heard that purchasing
real estate via an IRA is a
possibility and certainly
are not aware that there
are two possible ways to
make this type of purchase.
Both approaches have been
around for many years, and
real estate gives the investor
options other than stocks,
mutual funds, money market
accounts and certificates of


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Blountstown Beautifully landscpaed 10 acres with immaculate 3BR/2BA brick home, pool, and
large cypress barn. This property offers complete privacy on a paved road. $349,000

Martha Settlemire, Realtor
Danny Ryals Cell phone (850) 643-7604
einail: kewaden@gtcom.net
Real Estate P Box 100
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Apalachicola 800 784-1342
Cape San Bias 866 654-0999
Carrabelle 800 613-5962
Eastpoint 800 409-3204
Mexico Beach. 866 692-3224
Simmons Bayou 877 929-8001
St. George Island 800 525-4793
St. Joe Beach 800 411-3717
Panama City 850 265-2970


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Schulze Bay View Hawk's Nest Bayview .--The Caramel Bay Bay Front
110 Indiana Street, Lanark Village 2361 Hwy. 98 East, Lanark Village .- i S. Highway 98, Eastpoint
Directions: from Carrabelle Anchor \ Directions: Leaving Anchor's Carrabell Du ...nuons: entrance to Gramercy is just
Office continue on Hwy. 98 for approxi- 'office travel East on Highway 98. House east of H-vs. 65 on Hwy. 98. (Meet sales
mently 4 miles. Home is on the left side is five miles on the left. agent at guard gate office for an escort
of highway. Look for balloons! Almost full acre water view lot across to house).
This custom built 4BR waterview home highway from boat ramp. New custom Superb bayfront four bedroom, three bath
on 3 lots comes with additional ready-to- built home. Three bedrooms, three baths, 2,513 sq. ft. home on Lot 5 in Gramercy
build 2 lots. MLS#105792. outside-shower, and approx. 2,000 sq. ft. in Plantation nearing completion by Coastal
Call Jim Workman 850 566-1491. heated and cooled area. MLS#104521. Traditions, LLC. MLS#103223.
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220 Gramercy Plant. Bid.. Easipoini 092 14th Street, Apalachicola 134I Hwy C-30A, Indian Pass
Directions: on Hwy. 98 jusi past the r.Luons: from Apalachicola Amho Direions: from Apalachicola Anchor
intersection of State Road 65. Office travel west on Hwy. 98. Turn right\ office travel west on Hwy. 98 to C-30A.
Beautiful large new Bayfront four bedroom, on to Fourteenth St. Look for balloons! 'Travel 1.4 miles past Indian Pass Raw
four and one-half bath home in Gramercy Classic example of a great Apalachicola Bar, townhouse on the left.
Plantation. Wrap around balcony and ele- home! Completely remodeled inside and Corner unit, Gulf Front Townhouse in 12
vator. MLS#105098. (Meet sales agent in out, recent roof, electrical, plumbing, split unit community. Just steps from pool and
office for an escort to house). A/C and sits on 1 1/2 lots! Comes fully fur- wide, white sand beach. Kitchen remodeled
Call Pam Collins 850 899-1054. nished (some exclusions). MLS#105170. and new tile floor. Ready to move in or
Call Anna-Maria Cannatella 850 899-7729. keep on rental program. MLS#106115.
Call Bruce Allen 850 227-6204.


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189 Antiqua Drive, Cape San Bias ,t. '- 8(6n8 Highway 98, Beacon Hill \\ illiam Way, Mexico Beach
Directions: Leaving Anchor's Cape S.ui Diretiions from the St. Joe Beach office- DiruLh ons- from Mexico Beach office
Bias office take the first left on to Antiqua travel northwest on Hwy. 98 for approxi- \ travel west on Hwy. 98. Turn right on
Road. House is located at the very end. mately 3 miles. Home is on Hwy. 98. 21st St., right on Paradise Path, left on
Three bedroom, two bath condo (Unit 9- Beautiful open floor plan home on the hill Nanook Road, right on Lalla Lane, right
C) newly remodeled in Fall of 2004. Large with great views. New kitchen cabinets. on William Way. House is on the comer.
covered deck offers spectacular views and Double sink and ceramic tile in guest bath. Incredible custom built home, Andersen
sunsets! MLS#106149. Patio door in master opens to front deck. windows, heat pump. Cottage on adjacent
Call Christy Thompson 850 596-9155. Attic storage. MLS#104901. lot comes separately. MLS#104368.
Call Mary Flack at 850-832-5264. Call Carolyn Holman 850 867-0371.




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deposit.
Have you ever taken a
vacation in your IRA? Now
you can.
Alan N. Potts of
Tallahassee, .Fla., is a
Chartered Financial
Consultant and a Chartered
Member of the IRA / Real
Estate Group, which has
offices across the nation.
He can be reached at
1.800.525.1893 or alanpotts
@earthlink.net. His
website address is www.
pottsfinancial.com.


any other property expenses.
Investment restrictions,
custodial fees and ultimately
income taxes must be paid.
All rental proceeds must
go back into the IRA and
occupancy is not an option.
In addition, if the real estate
is a rental property, for
compliance purposes, your
custodian will appoint a
property manager. If loans
are used, the loan must be a
nonrecourse type (secured by
the property but no recourse
on any other assets). Because
of the non recourse risk,
commercial lenders usually
do not engage in these types
of loans, so the private sector
(private investors, owner/
seller financing, etc.) is your
best option.
The second way an IRA
owner can use an IRA to
purchase real estate is for
the property to be purchased
outside the IRA and owned
outright. This approach is
more traditional because
the individual owns the real
estate and therefore holds
title. Since the individual
owns the property, real
estate law governs the
owner's investment. Real
estate law and taxation is
more consumer friendly and
the real estate- ean qualify
for long-term capital gains
income tax treatment and
many other financial 'and
economic benefits. The
use of 1031 Tax Deferred
Exchanges and/or the
Personal Residence Exclusion
is now a possibility.
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Caterpillars and Ornamentals


by Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director
During summer months,
caterpillars cause problems
forgardeners all over our state.
As you know, caterpillars are
the larval stage of butterflies


and moths. While many of the
winged adults are attractive,
the damage caused by
the larvae certainly is not.
Because caterpillars are
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in a short time. So, early
detection and prompt counter
measure are very important.
There are many kinds
of pest caterpillars, far too
many to cover in a single
article. So, I'll1 take about a
few of the common ones you
may encounter and comment
on some basic control
measures.
Sod webworms and fall
armyworms seriously damage
lawns. And, it's not unusual
for both to attack at the same
time. Webworms are the
smaller of the tow species,
reaching a length of only
about three-quarters of an
inch, compared to one-and-
a-half inches for armyworms.
In general, both are greenish
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signed for maximum beach fun-time.
Comfy open living area w/postcard
views from all around. Large porch
w/beach walkovers. MLS 105408
$1,675,000


APALACHICOLA Lovely home on
2 beautifully landscaped lots. 1 blk
to river/park. Gleaming hardwood
floors, spacious kitchen w/granite
counters. Built In 2003. Includes
348 sq ft bldg. with many possible
uses. MLS 105867 $749,500


BAY FRONT -Panoramic bay & gulf
views throughout this lovely bay
front Cape home. Spacious kitchen,
living-dining area which opens onto
large screened porch for dinners
overlooking the bay. MLS 104639
$1,150,000





CAPE SAN BLAS Fabulous bay
views from the deck & a pleasant
glimpse of the gulf and sounds of
the surf from the master suite. Cus-
tom interior by Tiffins. Pristine con-
dition. MLS 105016 $494,000


CAPE SAN BLAS MOTIVATED SELLER Beautifully
wooded lot in Southbeach. Adjacent lot is listed at $485,000.
Terrific investment opportunity. MLS 105570 $335,000
TREASURE SHORES Good size, high first tier corner lot
with fantastic gulf views in a neighborhood of quality homes.
Deeded gulf access. Federal flood insurance available when
you build. MLS 105815 $599,000
PARK POINT Large corner lot in a great new Cape com-
munity adjacent to the State Park. The toughest part of living
here will be deciding whether you want to swim in the Gulf,
the bay, or the Park Point pool just across the street. MLS
105868 $424,000
WATERS EDGE EAST Beautiful views when you build.
Gulf views from the front, undisturbed natural Florida from
the back. Only a short walk to the beach. Adjacent to Florida
State Wildlife Buffer Preserve. Sewer permit included. One
owner is licensed real estate broker associate. MLS 105406
$299,000
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brown as they mature. Their
feeding is similar, resulting
in notched or ragged leaf
edges. However, webworms
then feed in patches, while
armyworms cause more
scattered damage.
The orange dog caterpillar
is a common pest on citrus
trees. It's black with white
markings and slimy looking.
Its eggs, which look like yellow
beads, are laid on the newest
plant growth. At maturity,
the orange dog becomes a
swallowtail butterfly.
If you've every suddenly
felt a sharp, stinging
sensation while pruning a
plant, you may have come
in contact with an O10 (EYE-
ho) moth caterpillar. This
caterpillar is pale green, with
two stripes -one white and
one maroon down both
sides of its body. It has many
clumps of stiff poisonous
hairs. Touching' .these is
painful to most people. In
some cases, the reaction
is bad enough to require
hospitalization. The 10 moth
caterpillar, which is only one
of several stinging varieties,
is found on such plants as
hibiscus, poinsettias, palms,
and many others.
Caterpillars can be
controlled mechanically, or
with chemical sprays., If the
caterpillars are large, and


PUBLIC NOTICE.

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'
following:

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 #03337-011 R -,4.63 acres in Section 13,
"Tqwnship 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida Changing Agricultural Land Use to Residential
Ladhd Use Low Density. '
3. SmallfScale Map Amendment Archie Barbee Parcel ID #03324-101 R 3.04 acres in Section 24,
Township", 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-OOR 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 -000R and 03360-OOR -
16.694 acres in Section 23, Township 5 South; Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a proposed 27 unit
subdivision.
6. Preliminary Plat Approval St. John's Holdings St. John's Village Unit 1 Parcel ID #01369-OOR 9.91
of 41.99 acres in Sectiori 36, Township 3 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida a proposed 52 unit
PDR
7. Preliminary Plat Approval Inter Coastal Enterprises Latitude 85 Parcel ID #03486-000R 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 11West, Gulf County, Florida requesting a road setback variance for
lots 11 lots.
The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior to the meeting can be viewed
at the Planning and Building Department at 1000 Costin Blvd., Room 301.

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few in number, they can
be removed from plants by
hand. Or, if egg masses are
recognized, these can be
destroyed before they hatch.
Chemical control materials
include sevin, Malathion,
and bacillus thuringienses
(thur-ingee-ensis).
Sevin is a stomach
poison, that's good to use on
small caterpillars that are
hard to find. However, sevin
isn't a very good contact
poison. So, it can't be sued
against caterpillars that are
already quite large.
Malathion is a good
contact poison, but a poor
stomach poison. So, it's best
for use on large caterpillars.
Malathion must be applied
thoroughly, to ensure contact
with all the caterpillars. And,
this can sometimes be hard
to do especially on large


shrubs and trees.
Bacillus thuringienses
isn't a chemical. It's a
bacterial concentrate that's
deadly only to caterpillars.
It's won't harm any other
insects. Other chemicals
that offer good control are:
Bifenthrin (trade name
- Talstar); Permethrin (trade
name Astro); Acephate
(Trade name Orthene.
When apply pesticides,
you should always use
caution and common sense.
Avoid contact with the
concentrate, and stay out-
of the spray drift. Read the
product label carefully, and
follow all directions exactly.
If you have any questions
about controlling caterpillars,
please contact you local
Cooperative Extension Office
or Garden Center.


Disaster Legal Assistance Now

Available in Designated Counties


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


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


If You See News Happening, Call...


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in what year? How much are
your utility bills? How much
insulation is in the ceilings
and the walls? How old is the
roof? Seem like a lot of ques-
tions? If you plan to sell your
home, you're going to need
lots of answers.
Today's homebuyers
make their decisions based on
facts, not conjecture. The
information you provide can
have a dramatic effect on how
quickly your home sells. After
choosing a real estate agent,
ask what information should
be, provided to buyers. The
agent should be able to pres-
ent a "laundry list" of common
questions.
Many of those questions
will be related to the construc-
tion of the house and the per-
formance of its systems, i.e.
heating and air conditioning,


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appliances. etc. Property
taxes. utility bills. and recent
repair-s wiU also be Lmportant.
Get started night away don't
wait until a prospect starts
asking questions.
You may need to dig
through records and paid bills
to come up with some
answers, while the builder can
provide construction details.
If you have a floor plan or
blueprint, make copies avail-
able. Have work tickets handy
if major building components
have been replaced. or
repaired.
While the agent is respon-
sible for attracting prospects,
you can help improve the like-
lihood of an early sale. Work
closely with your agent, and
then enjoy the results!


Thinking of selling? Call for
a free consultation. Wayne
Rowlett of Barefoot Properties,
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School Bus Assignments for 2005-2006


Summer vacation is now
a thing of the past. 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 the law that
all vehicles in both lanes.


stop when a school bus is
picking up or delivering stu-
dents 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 local-.
ity. Students should be at
their stops approximately
the same times as the end


Pre-K Programs and Services


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 resi-
dent 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,
Inc. (EEC) will schedule a
time for you to come in and
complete the application pro-
cess.
There is no cost for the
VPK program and different
options are available. for fit


Fall 2005

Registration

Gulf Coast Community
College campus registration
and classes for fall 2005 are
as follows:
Main Campus Aug. 15-
*16, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Gulf/Franklin Center
- Aug. 11, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
(EST)
Tyndall Air Force Base -
Aug. 15-16, 8 a.m. 4 p.m.
Classes begin Aug. 17.
the fall class schedule is
available online at www.gulf-
coast.edu.
You may register online
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 online
to www.gulfcoast.edu (click


each family's needs.
For more detailed infor-
mation about VPK, please
contact (850) 872-7550 or
800-768-8316, ext. 2256 or
2259.
Kids Corner Preschool,
Inc.
The Kids Corner
Preschool announces its
participation in the U.S.
Department of Agriculture's
Child Care. Food Program.
Meals will be available at no
separate charge to. enrolled
eligible children at the cen-
ter.
Parents/ guardians
of children eligible for free
and reduced-price meals


on Prospective Student).
Students will no longer
receive grades through the
mail. Students may access
grades online. 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

Correctional

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,
2005.
The course will meet five
days a week, eight hours a
day through November. A
part-time option is also avail-


must complete an applica-
tion. Eligibility informa-
tion includes the number
and names of all household
members, social security
number of the adult house-
hold member signing the
application or an indication
that this household mem-
ber does not have one, total
monthly household income
or Food Stamp case number
or Temporary Assistance for
Needy Families case number
and the signature of an adult
household member.
Kids Corner Preschool,
Inc. is located at 509 E. River
Rd. in Wewahitchka ,


able, five mornings a week,
four hours per morning,
for thosp who find a part-
time schedule necessary.
Scholarships are available
for those who meet eligibility
requirements.
Correctional Officer
Basic Standards is required
in order to be eligible for
the Florida Certification
Examination for Correctional
Officers. The current annual
starting salary for correction-
al officers is $29,612, plus
competitive benefits.
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.
Center, call (850) 227-
9670 and for the Tyndall Air
Force Base Education Office
call (850) 283-4332.


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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 227-1744.
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 transpor-
tation office.
Listed below are the bus
lineups for each end of the
county:
Port St. Joe
Shirley Bryant (#68):
North Port St. Joe
Shelia Fennell (#61):
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,


Overstreet
Bertha Davis (#69):
Mexico Beach
Diana Dykes (#76): St.
Joe Beach
Wewahitchka
Bruce Husband (#74):
Stone Mill Creek
Pam Stiles (#75): Stone'
Mill Creek
Ginger Respress (#81k:
Overstreet
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 22
Lee Hall (#67): Lake
Alice, Old Panama City Road
(Methodist Hill), Highway 71
North


Carol Clayton
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JUNE 14, 2005
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board
of County Commissioners met
this date in regular session with
the following members pres-
ent: Chairman Nathan Peters,
Jr., Vice Chairman Carmen L.
McLemore, and Commissioners
Billy E. Traylor, Bill Williams,
and Jerry W. Barnes.
Others present were:
County Attorney Timothy Mc-
Farland, Executive Adminis-
trator/ Deputy Clerk Towan
Kopinsky, Deputy Clerk Kari
Summers, Chief Administra-
tor Don Butler, Administrator
Staff Assistant Lynn Stephens,
E.M.S. Director Shane McGuf-
fin, Planner David Richardson,
Public Works Director Gerald
Shearer, Road Department Su-
perintendent Bobby Knee, Solid
Waste Director Joe Danford,
and Sheriffs Office Major Joe
Nugent.


Major Nugent called the
meeting to order at 6:02 p.m.,
E.D.T.
Rev. Bill Taylor opened
the meeting with prayer, and
Major Nugent led the Pledge of
Allegiance to the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to approve the fol-
lowing Consent Agenda items.
Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
1) Minutes May 24,
2005 Regular Meeting
2) Application Solid
Waste Grant
Yard Trash Processing
Waste Tire Collection
Waste Tire Collection
Center Permit
3) Approval F.D.A.C.
Dogfly Spraying
4) Article V Trust
Fund Grant Amended Spend-
ing Plan
5) Bid Advertisement


Gulf Coast Realty, Inc.

Gulf Coast Realty, Inc

Mexico Beach, FL

850-648-5683


- Harvest of Timber at Wetappo
Landfill
Bid Award #0405-18
- South Gulf County Fire De-
partment Watercraft (Yamaha
Seadoo of Panama $8,168.50
each Purchase 2)
Bid Award #0405-19 -
Wewahitchka E.M.S. Building
Roof (Fisher Construction
Company $11,499.00)'
6) Bond Hunt Insur-
ance Deputy Sheriffs Blanket
Bond
7) Contract Child
Support Sheriffs Service of Pro-
cess (2005-06)
Mosquito Control Con-
tract & Certified Budget Docu-
ments
8) Emergency Pur-
chase Culvert Pipe for Dalkeith
($5,700.00)
9) Inventory Sheriff
(Transfer 8' x 16' dual wheel
trailer to Public Works Vin
#1TTWR816921833850)
10) Invoice Agency


for Health Care Administra-
tion Medicaid (April, 2005 *
$21,125.80 to be paid from
Account #52264-34100)
Allen, Norton & Blue -
Employment Matters (#45937 *
$1,150.20 / #45939 $124.37
* to be paid from Account
#21111- 31200)
County Attorney Timo-
thy McFarland (May, 2005 *
$4,799.50 to be paid from Ac-
count #21314-31100)
Fisher Construction
Company Port St. Joe Library
Addition (Bid #0405-03 #01
* $21,715.08 to be paid from
Library Funds)
11) Job Post two (2)
Equipment Operator II Posi-
tions for Public Works
12) Payroll County
Employee Salaries IBased on.
S.C.T.A.S. Survey)
Wewahitchka E.M.S.
Holiday Pay
13) S.H.I.P. Subordi-
nation Agreement (Gathers/Re-


gi

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850-227-4585


Lot 201
Jubilation s/d

Clubhouse, Pool, Beaches

$540,000


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1st Tier Lot

S-.- Clubhouse, Pool, Beaches

$895,000
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The Landings at \etappo

4.44 +/- Acres

S ^ __ $449.500


gent Mortgage Funding)
S.H.I.P. Subordination
Agreement (Nunery/Homeown-
ers Loan Corp.)
S.H.I.P. Subordination
Agreement (Sasser/JP Morgan/
Chase Bank)
S.H.I.P. Subordination
Agreement (Shearer/Emerald
Coast F.C.U.)
14) Special Projects
Payments as follows:
Dist. 3
Mize Plumbing Glass
& Supply Beacon Hill Park
$17.16
St. Joe Hardware Bea-
con Hill Park $8.97
Dist. 4
Carpet Country Peters
Park$ 440.24
St. Joe Hardware Peters
Park $81.84
(End)
15) Transportation
Functional Classification Road
Maps (D.O.T.)
PUBLIC HEARING LAND
USE ORDINANCE ST. JOE
COMPANY
Pursuant to advertise-
ment to hold a public hearing to
consider adoption of a proposed
small-scale map amendment
ordinance, Colunty Attorney
McFarland read the proposed
ordinance by title and called for
public comment. There being
no public comment, Commis-
sioner. McLemore motioned to
adopt' the following-titled ordi-
nance. Commissioner Barnes
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-12
AN ORDINANCE AMEND-
ING THE 'COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN OF GULF ,COUNTY,
FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH
PROCEDURES REQUIRED
FOR SMALL-SCALE MAP
AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO
AUTHORITY UNDER STATE
STATUTES SECTION 163.3187,
SPECIFICALLY CHANGING
PARCEL ID #06076-000R &
#03039-000R, 9.57 ACRES 'OF
A TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND
LYING AND BEING PART OF


SECTION 18 & 19, TOWNSHIP
8 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST,
AND SECTION 13 & 24, TOWN-
SHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 11
WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORI-
DA FROM AGRICULTURAL TO
MIXED COMMERCIAL/RESI-
DENTIAL LOW DENSITY; AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.
(End)
GULF COUNTY E.M.S. BIDS
Gulf County E.M.S. Di-
rector McGuffin requested that
the bids received for the E.M.S.
billing software be tabled for
review. Upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner McLemore, and
unanimous vote, the Board ap-
proved this request.
O.R.C. REPORT -
RE-ADVERTISE
County Attorney McFar-
land discussed changing the
County O.R.C. Report with
regard to the Comprehensive
Plan, and requested that it be
re-advertised. Commissioner
Traylor motioned to approve
this request. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT
DONATION
Chief Administrator But-
ler discussed that the Health
Department has received a do-
nation for equipment for the
Clinic Operations. Doug Kent,
Health Department Administra-
tor, reported that a private par-
ty has given them $100,000.00
to buy equipment for the Clinic
(Ward Family). He reported
that Mrs. Stone has requested
that it be used for equipment,
not operational expenses. Af-
ter discussion, Commissioner
Barnes motioned for the funds
to be deposited and expended
through the County budget.
Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously..
Upon discussion about
appreciation to the Ward/Stone
family, Jim McKnight, and oth-
er'members of the Gulf County


Health Care Committee. The
Board agreed to hold a recep-
tion for these individuals an
hour prior to the next Board
meeting.
BUILDING OFFICIAL BRAD
BAILEY
Chief Administrator Don
Butler reported that Brad Bai-
ley has received his certification
as Building Official (the County
is no longer working under Mi-
chael Hammond's certification).
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to recognize Brad Bailey as the.
County Building Official. Com-
missioner McLemore seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-
imously.
IMPACT FEE STUDY
Chief Administrator But-
ler reported that the Board has
received bids for an Impact Fee
Study and Ordinance, as re-
quested by the Impact Fee Com-
mittee. He stated that only one
bid was received (qualifications
only) from Government Services
Group, Inc. Chief Administra-
tor Butler recommended that
the Impact Fee Committee and
County Staff meet together and
negotiate with this company on
a price to perform the study,
and report back to the Board for
their approval. Commissioner
McLemore motioned to approve
this Company and allow the
negotiations. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
TAX ABATEMENT
Chief Administrator But-
ler discussed that a local firm
that wants to expand their busi-
ness. Upon inquiry by Chair-
man Peters,. E.D.C. Director
Alan McNair reported that this
is an emergency situation for
this Company, and their contin-
ued existence is very' important
to the County's economy. He
requested that the Board hold
a workshop as soon as possible
to discuss this matter. After
discussion and upon recom-
mendation by County Attorney
McFarland, Chairman Peters


scheduled a special meeting for
Monday, June 20th at 12:00
p.m., E.T.
MOSQUITO SPRAYING
Solid Waste Director
Danford reported that, during
the month of May, the Mosquito
Control Department sprayed
315 gallons, covered 52,898
acres, and treated 268,500
square feet of standing water
with 2,285 B.T.I. pellets.
BEACHES FIRE
DEPARTMENT BUILDING ,
Planner Richardson re-
ported that the final invoice has
been received (in the amount of
$16,745.00) for the remodeling
of the Beaches Fire Department
building. Upon recommenda-
tion, Commissioner McLemore
motioned to pay this invoice.
Commissioner Barnes second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
BEACHES FIRE
DEPARTMENT WATER
RESCUE UNIT
Planner Richardson dis-
cussed that the surplus mili-
tary vehicle that the Beaches
Fire Department has been us-
ing needs to be replaced, and
he requested permission to pur-
chase a pickup truck through
State Contract. Commissioner
Williams discussed that the ve-
hicle is used to launch the Fire
Department's jet skis, and mo-
tioned to approve this request.
Commissioner McLemore sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
BEACHES FIRE
DEPARTMENT,- EMERGENCY
BIDS FOR GENERATOR
Planner Richardson re-
ported that the Beaches Fire
Department's emergency gen-
erator (a military surplus item)
is leaking oil, and requested
permission to take emergency
bids/quotes to purchase a new
generator. Upon motion by
Commissioner Williams, second
by Commissioner McLemore,
and unanimous vote, the Board
approved this request.
See MINUTES on page 13B


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PUBLIC HEARING

The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners proposes to adopt by ordinance the following:
AN ORDINANCE GOVERNING THE SUBDIVISION OF LAND IN GULF COUNTY, PROVIDIND FOR THE
PURPOSES, INTENT, DEFINITIONS, METHODS OF PLAT APPROVAL AND REQUIREMENTS THEREFORE PRO-
VIDING THE SIZE LOTS, STREETS, AND ALLEYS; PROVIDING FOR VARIANCES; PROVIDING FOR THE EN-
FORCEMENT OF THE PROVISIONS OF SAID ORDINANCE; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF ORDINANCE
2002-01; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A Public Hearing on this ordinance will be held by the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) at their,
meeting on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. EST. The public hearing 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. A copy of the ordinance is available for inspection at the Gulf County Court House in the Clerk's
Office.
All interested parties are encouraged to appear at the meeting to be heard regarding the consideration of
the comprehensive plan amendment ordinance.

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that William H. Linton Jr. the
holder of the following Tax
Certificate, has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance,
the description of the property,
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 156
Application No. 2005-4
Year of Issuance: 2003
R.E. No 1263-010R
Description of Property:
Lot 4 of Block 2, Unit 1,
IDLEWOOD Subdivision
according to the official plat
on file in the office of the
Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf
County, Florida, in Plat Book
2, page 15, Public Records
of Gulf County, Florida. ORB
181/788 FR LINTON ESTATE
MAP #91A
Name in which assessed: Jernyl
H. Linton. All of said prop-
erty being in the Gulf County,
State of Florida. Unless such
certificate shall be redeemed
according to law, the property
described in such certificate
will be sold to the highest bid-
der in the front Lobby of the
Gulf County. Courthouse at
11:00, A.M., E.D.T. Wednesday,
the 24th day of August, 2005.
Dated this 14th day of July,
2005.
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA
/s/Donna J. Burkett
Deputy Clerk
Ad# 2005-052
Publish July 28, August 4, 11,
& 18, 2005.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that William H. Linton Jr. the
holder of the following Tax
Certificate, has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The certificate


BEACHES FIRE
DEPARTMENT ADDITIONAL
CONCRETE WORK
Planner Richardson re-
ported that additional concrete
work is needed at the Beaches
Fire Department (not part of
the original bid), and requested
permission to hire Glen Clay-
ton (who is a subcontractor
for Fisher Construction) to do
the remainder of the work for
$4,385.00. Commissioner Wil-
liams motioned to approve this
request. Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
STRATEGIC PLANNING
Commissioner Williams
introduced Loretta Costin,
Chairperson of the Gulf County
Strategic Planning Commit-
tee. Mrs. Costin reported that
the committee's proposal is to
gather information for liveable
environment, i.e. Economic
Development, Education, Af-
fordable Housing, Health Care,
Transportation, Public Safety,
Recreation and Cultural Op-
portunities, and Maintaining
a Healthy Environment. Mrs.
Costin requested permission
to (1) perform a survey of the


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,
2005.
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA
/s/Donna J. Burkett
Deputy Clerk
Ad# 2005-053
Publish July 28, August 4, 11,
& 18, 2005.

NOTICE TO RECEIVE
SEALED BIDS
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:
C.R. 381 WILLIS LANDING
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


citizens on what they feel are
the most important issues, (2)
hold town hall meetings, and
(3) perform interviews of vari-
ous individuals. She stated that
they would like to have surveys
distributed by August 1st, have
the town hall meetings in Sep-
tember, and have the plans
drafted to present by end of
October. Mrs. Costin discussed
that the best way to get the sur-
vey out to the citizens would be
to mail them based on the voter
registration list. She stated
that the amount for a bulk mail-
out would be approximately
$4,000.00 to $4,500.00. After
discussion by members of the
Board, Commissioner Williams
motioned to submit a letter to
Progress Energy and Gulf Coast
Electric Cooperative to request
permission to include the sur-
vey in the envelope with their
monthly bills. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
INFRASTRUCTURE ST. JOE
SHORES SUBDIVISION
Commissioner Williams
reported that he attended the
St. Joe Shores Meeting, and
discussed the infrastructure


bid must conform to Section
287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on
public entity crimes.
Completion 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 indicate 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
p.m.(ET).
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.,
Chairman
Attest: Rebecca L. Norris,
Clerk
Ad #2005-060
Publish August 4 & 11, 2005

NOTICE TO RECEIVE
SEALED BIDS
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
following:
Courtroom Seating (Pews)
Specifications may be obtained
from the Gulf County Clerk


and connector to the back
beach road. Commissioner
Williams requested permission
to have communications with
their engineers regarding the
possibility of the County piggy-
backing the City's infrastruc-
ture installation. Upon motion
by Commissioner Traylor, sec-
ond by Commissioner Barnes,
and unanimous vote, the Board
approved this request.
BUILDING PERMITS/
ANNEXATION
Commissioner Williams
discussed annexation and the
affect that it has on the County's
building permit requirements.
After discussion, Commission-
er Williams motioned that the
Building Department not issue
building permits that exceed
the County's Comprehensive
Plan until the City of Port St.
Joe takes over. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed (4-1), with Chair-,
man Peters voting no.
WHITE CITY MEETING
Commissioner Williams
discussed the Town Hall Meet-
ing held in White City, and the
request for a walking path at
White City Park. Road Depart-


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
YOUR COMPANY NAME, that
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.,
E.T.
By: Nathan Peters, Jr.,
Chairman
Attest: Rebecca L. Norris,
Clerk
Ad #2005-061
Publish: August 4 & 11, 2005

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY.

CASE NO. 05-52 PR

IN PROBATE

IN RE: The Estate of
FRANCES LOUISE COLDEWEY
also known as LOUISE W.
COLDEWEY,
deceased.
/

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:
The administration of the
estate of FRANCES LOUISE
COLDEWEY, also known
as LOUISE W. COLDEWEY,
deceased, File Number 05-52


ment Superintendent Knee
discussed constructing a 6-foot
cement path around the play-
ground area at the park. He
reported it would cost approxi-
mately $3,500.00 for materials
(which he can pay from his bud-
get), and he will need labor as-
sistance from the Maintenance
Department. Commissioner
Traylor motioned to proceed
with this project. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
FIRE DEPARTMENTS
Commissioner Williams
discussed the new fire depart-
ment certifications that are
required, and requested that
Planner Richardson obtain a
copy of the certifications from
Taylor County to present at the
next meeting.
DEPARTMENT OF TRANS-
PORTATION STUMPHOLE
Commissioner Barnes
reported that he met with
D.O.T. Representatives at the
Stumphole after T.S. Arlene
on Saturday, June 11th. He
stated that Gulf County sus-
tained additional erosion from
the storm.
PARKS CAPE & INDIAN


P i e nnug I e Circuit Santa Rosa B FL 3 estate o the decedentt must tile All person onwno


PR is pending in the Circuit
Court for Gulf County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address
of which is Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456. The name and
address of the personal rep-
resentative and that personal
representative's attorney are
set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served
within three months after
the date of the first publica-
tion of this notice must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND
DEMANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publi-
cation of this Notice is August
11, 2005.
/s/
WILLIAM J. RISH
RISH, GIBSON, SCHOLZ &
GROOM, P.A.
206 E. 4th Street
P. 0. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE .
FL BAR NO. 0066806

/s/
CHRISTIE COLDEWEY
1520 E. Hewett Road


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PASS
Commissioner Barnes
discussed the problem with
the garbage in the parks. He,
stated that the work crews will
be cleaning up the area and will
try to empty the cans more of-
ten. Commissioner McLemore
discussed possibility of hlav-
ing Public Works work on the
weekend, since that is when
most of the trash is accumulat-
ed. Commissioner Williams also
discussed proposing an inter-
agency agreement for T.D.C. to
maintain the County parks.
Chairman Peters dis-
cussed that he has also received
calls about the erosion and
trash at the Cape. Commission-
er Barnes further discussed the
issue, and thanked the Sheriff's
Office for the beach patrol.
SPECIAL PROJECTS
PAYMENTS
Chairman Peters dis-
cussed that Coach Palmer at
Port St. Joe High School is do-
ing a summer athletic program,
and has requested $750.00
from ,the Board. Chairman Pe-
ters requested that each Com-
missioner donate $150.00 from
Special Projects. Upon motion


Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
Publish: August 11 & 18, 2005

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY.

IN RE: The Estate of
Case No.: 05-55 PR
JAMES F. RISH, JR.,
deceased.
IN PROBATE
/

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:

The administration of
the estate of James F. Rish,
Jr., deceased, File Number
05-55 PR, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Gulf County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456. The names and
addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and that personal
representative's attorney are
set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served
within three months after
the date of the first publica-
tion of this notice must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST' PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the


by Commissioner McLemore,
second by Commissioner Tray-
lor, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved this request.
LIBRARY ADDITION
Chairman Peters dis-
cussed that the concrete slab
that was poured at the Library
has a water line in it, and re-
quested that Building Official
Bailey review this matter.
COUNTY-WIDE VOTING
COMMITTEE
Chairman Peters thanked
Julia Cunningham and other
members of the Gulf County
County-Wide Voting Commit-
tee, and stated that his views
regarding this matter will be
advertised in The Star.
DALKEITH FIRE
DEPARTMENT BRUSH
TRUCK
Bill Davis, Chief of the
Dalkeith Fire Department, dis-
cussed that the Fire Depart-
ment needs a pump and engine
to complete their brush truck.
He stated that 'the public,
Sheriff's Office, and Division of
Forestry have assisted in this
effort. Chief Davis stated that
a portion of the items needed
to finish the truck can be paid


estate of the decedent must tile
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND
DEMANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publi-
cation of this Notice is August
11, 2005.

PAUL W. GROOM II
RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ,
F.A.
206 E. 4th Street
P. 0. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0037915

JAMES ERNEST RISH
429 Old Transfer Rd.
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
Publish: August 11 & 18, 2005
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA

IN RE: ESTATE OF
PROBATE DIVISION
FRANK HANNON
FILE NO.05-49PR
Deceased.


NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION

The administration of the
estate of FRANK HANNON,
deceased, File Number 05-49-
PR, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Gulf County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address
of which is Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456. The name
and address of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are
set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:


fromn a grant, but additional
funds will be needed. After fur-
ther discussion, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to amend
the General Fund budget to
pay the additional $1,829.50
that Dalkeith Fire Department
will need for the brush truck
project. Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion for dis-
cussion and, after all discus-
sion, the motion passed unani-
mously. Commissioner Traylor
discussed that most of the fires
the Dalkeith Fire Department
respond to are brush fires.
Chief Davis thanked Road De-
partment Superintendent Knee
for assisting them in keeping
the vehicles operating, and also
thanked the Sheriffs Office for
their assistance.
HIBISCUS SUBDIVISION
ROAD NAME CHANGEi
Dr. Kent Hofer, of Cape
San Blas, appeared before the
Board to discuss recent conflict
regarding road names in Hi-
biscus Subdivision. He stated
that a portion of Hibiscus Drive
needs to be changed to Bay
Hibiscus Drive. Bob Mills, of
Cape San Blas, also appeared
to discuss this issue. He stated


All persons on whom this
notice is served who have objec-
tions that challenge the validity
of the will, the qualifications
of the personal representa-
tive, venue, or jurisdiction of
this Court are required to file
their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served
within three (3) months after
the date of the first publica-
tion of this notice must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
,(3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIl-
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS A.
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publica-
tion of this Notice is August
11, 2005.
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Telephone: (850) 227-1159
Florida Bar No. 699070

Personal Representative:
Dorothy A. Hannon
P.O. Box 866
Port St. Joe, Fl. 32456
Publish August 11 & 18, 2005


that a portion of the road was
changed to Goldenrod, and he
would like it changed back to
Hibiscus Drive.
After further discussion
regarding suitable names that
will be beneficial to everyone
involved, Commissioner Barnes
motioned for Mr. Mills' end of
the road to remain Hibiscus
Drive and that Dr. Hofer's end
of the road be named Bay Hi-
biscus Drive, contingent on
approval by 911 Coordinator
Nelson. Commissioner Tray-
lor seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously. Upon
inquiry by Planner Richardson
about the filing of a corrected
plat, County Attorney McFar-
land reported that he will review
this matter.
There being no further
business, and upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, the
meeting did then adjourn at
6:58 p.m., E.D.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK


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41Ho 440y5mm 46Ia"mm 46poy 460Empo Fm CASHIER POSITION AC DUCT installers and DECORATIVE Concrete ENERGETIC office person 2176 HWY 98, 4 Lots, LOT 7 Cabell St. Water-
available at the Scallop Service Technicias needed Co. needs helper. Will to do various duties. Blue great possibilities for view, cleared, ready to
Cove BP, 4310 Cape San Please call GW Services Train the right person. jean type atmosphere. Call / multi-family, currently a build. $294,900. 227-6123
SBias Road. Starting pay is 229-9125 Flexible hrs. needed. 227-9200 convenience store with or 340-0302
Administrative $8.00 an hour and sched- Good pay. 227-3232 gas pumps. $1,700,000.
Assistant uled increases up to $9.50 FACIAL TEACHERS: Call Joan Lovelace (Cell SOUTHGATE
l01 AnnouncemelntS Computer skills a must. an hour with proven ability, SPECIALIST Housekeeping Faith Christian School is 700 esideni 527-2560) Mexico Beach SUBDIVISION
Knowledge of Quick- Must have trasnportation Now Enrolling.(Fall Desk Position looking for Christian R entals Harmon Realty (800)
Books/ Microsoft Office and be willing to work both Classes) Student Loans Good telephone skills Teachers dedicated to 239-4959. LOT# 20 149' wide x 158'
preferred. Call Claude at morning and evening glases orte n u ter skills Chidrens Ministries in the 8d
15063-236.shifts. Apply in person. for Veteran Training. helpful. Great benefits. following areas: K5 PT, 4th Aparndp Lrged tot biledo
SOOTHING ARTS Apply In person at: Grade FT, pick up an ap- e gadyte ld o
DO YOU UNDERSTAND Mdcl NEEDED. Full & part time. HEALINGTHERAPIES 125GufBeachDr. West fice or download one at close to schools and new
'THE BIBLE? Free Bible 4 0648-4301 MS S F Resor e Vacslati aitcori load oneat. ce to
THE BIBLE? Free Bible 6484301SCHOOL OF St. George island faithchristia holne 2 BR, 1 BA, just few BY OWNER 1 acre, with 3 hospital location. $154K.
study to help you better 4 al MASSAGE Resort Vacation fathchstianschool.net. blocks from Bay in Port St. BR, 2.5 BA 2000 Jacobsen
understand the Bible and MAINTENANCE PERSON Destin 850-269-0820 Properties Truck Drivers & Joe. No pets. $650 mo. + mobile home, screened LOT# 47 91' wide x 123'
God's will for your life! Bay St Joseph needed. Top pay, year EOEGULF COUNTY BOARD Heavy Euipment util. Avail end of August porch, 2 stall horse barn, deep, Vacant lot in quiet
Send your name and ad- Care & Rehab round work. Call 648-4301 ULFCOUNTYBOARDeavy quipmen Call 229-1215 small pond. 1 mile from St. gated subdivision close to
dress.to Bible Study, PO OF COUNTY Independent Operators Wanted Joseph Bay in quiet neigh- schools and new hospital
Box 929, Wewahitchka, FL Center THE PORT INN is now ac- COMMISSIONERS Housekeeping Class A or Class B CDL borhood. Must see to ap- location. $128,900.
32465 or call (850) Of Port St Joe cepting applications for is accepting applications Dump truck exp. preferred. 70H preciate, only $209,000.
639-5401 and leave your is seeking enthusiastic and part time housekeepers & for an COntractors 2 yr CDL required. Must 7 1 Commercial/ Residential 850-227-9444
name and address or dedicated team players to breakfast attendants. Can- Assistant Planner Needed apply in person at 9318 W. zoning. Call 229-5282
E-mail your request to be a part of our winning didates must be able to. Applications and a com- Apply in person at: Hwy 98, Port St. Joe. 5 BA Townhouse, CALHOUN COUNST JOE BEACH, Deed re-
Wewachurch(outdrs.net. team for the following po- work weekends & early plete job description are 125 Gulf'Beach Dr. West 2 BR, 2.5 BA Townhouse, CALHOUN COUNT 30 stricted subdivision, sec-
sitions: morning shifts. If you have available in our HR office St. George Island, WELDER LR, Kitchen, garage, $750 acres with 3 BR, 2 BA, ond tier, $199,000., Call
an eye for detail & a pas- or at: Resort Vacation Local manufacturer seek- mo. Ready Nowl 229-6333 Brick house & Barn $235K 850-647-6110
CNA's 3 to 11 and 11 to 7 sion for service we want www.gulfcounty Properties ing entry level TIG Welder. Firm. Call 850-674-8314.
Starting wage for new YOUI Please apply in per- government.com EOE Hourly wage $8.50 to start. Florida Waterfront ST. JOE BEACH, Sea
CNA's $9.50/ hr. son at the address below: EOE Application deadline Experience a plus but will Florida Waterfron Shores Subdivision, excel-
FEMALE CAT missing Dietary Aides Make beds, make waffles, is Friday, 8/12/05 5:00 pm Jail train a qualified applicant.Perconstruction lent location. High eleva-
from 16th & Marvin. Goldie make money Inquire EST. For more information, Administrator Call 850-227-2057 for ap- Salerconstruction Condo, tion. 2nd block fromi-
is orange & white, long We offercompetitive about benefits package. please contact Denise plication and interview. 2 BR 1 BA HOME in ales..Reserve yours beach, underground utili-
hair, very shy. If seen or wages, Insurance, PTO, EOE. DFWR Port Inn, 501 Manuel, Human Resource Salary: $37,500/year Hiland View, $550 mo.,, Call 1-800-6810362 $279,900.ties call Joan sLove-wer
found, call 229-8512 401K Monument 'Ave. Port St. Director at 850-229-5335. Plus health & dental insur- $500 dep. Contact Tammy ID# 1401 lace (Cell 527-2560) Mexi-
Joe, FL. 32456 ,Gulf County enforces a ance and State retirement. Sasser@ Coldwell Banker anker Forgotten c Bacell 527-2560) Mexi-
Please Contact: Drug-Free Workplace Poll- Must be Florida Correc- Forgotten Coast RealtyCoastRealtyco Beach Harmon Realty
Carrie Harrison cy and is an Equal Oppor- tions Certified with 5 years 850-648-1010. (800)239-4959
Human Resources Director tunity / Affirmative Action experience. Applications MEXICO BEACH 507
220 9th Street -45 Employer can be picked up at the Georgia 3 BR, 2 BA Mobile
Port Sf Joe, Fl 32456 Gulf County Sheriff's Office FOR RENT, very nice 3br, home on large corner lot. .-8
850-229-8244 x105 SALES GULF COUNTY BOARD or downloaded from the 2ba house, that has been Screened porch in front -
850-229-7129 fax Local manufacturer seek- COMMISSIONERS F COUNTY FloridaSheriffs Associa- M n completely renovated with deck in back. Fenced in 2 BR, 1 BA MOBILE
Sing entry level person for I tion website. All applica- almost everything new in a back yard Short walk to HOME in Highland View,
inside Sanleveland pCustomer isaccepting applications tionsmust be turned into For Sale quietneighborhood. Close beach. $275,000. Joan $550 mo. 227-8008
DREAM OF Inside Sales and Customer for a the Sheriff's Office by Au- to schools with fenced in Lovelace, Mexico Beach
d A THERAPIST helpful but will train enthu- GIS Coordinator gust 31, 2005 at 5:00pm. 50 back yard. Rent includes Harmon Realty. (800) MOBILE HOME for rent in
SLP- PT- MANAGER siastic and profit oriented Applications and a com- monthly pest control, yard 239-4959. Local 527-2560 Panama City Mobile Home
SA place where the individual. Starting wage piete job description are Maintenance maintenance & garbage Estates, Springfield. $600-
wentire company is a $7/hr plus generous co- available in our HR office pick up. REFERENCES A MEXICO BEACH, 1008 mo. and $400 sec. dep.
entire company is a $7/hr plussion. 850-227-2057 for or at: Needed to Person SEARS AIR CONDITION MUST. NO PETS. 15th St., The Palms, new Call 850-747-8841.
CoTeampany who w mission. 850-227-2057 for or at: Needed to perform ER Window Unit, 220W $850mo. 1st, last, sec. construction, 4br/2ba, over ,
-Company who will application and interview, www.gulfcount.co maintenance/repairs for 28,000 BTU's. 1 year old dep. & lease required. Call 1400sf, community pool &
allow you to give 20% government.com a, fast pace company. with remote control, just 227-7125 & leave mes- club house, master' BA on
EXP. HOUSE CLEANER. more to Patient if EOE Application deadline Thecandidate willbere-motserviced, under warranty sage227-7125 & leavfore mes- club house, masterBA on
Satisfaction guaranteed. needed "is Friday, 8/12/05 at 5:00 sponsible for the main- $450. 850-229-6712. further information. Lovelac, 527-25600. Joanexi
Call 850-639-2791 *Support often given 4V0"Elomn pm EST. For more infor- tenance and repair of $40850-229-6712. furtherinformationeace, 527-2560, Mexi- 1996 JACOBSEN DW,
even before you ask mation, please contact Der atin r co Beach Harmon Realty 0sf partially furn, 2
OLD MAIDS BYUpper Management ALLENCO is now hir e ng nise Manuel, Human Re- ties. Handy person sk is i MEXICO BEACH, 3 br, 2 large decks, has to be
OLD MAIDS BY THE BAY gets involved & cares carpenters, helpers, and source Director at required. Must have rel- OF, baBeachside of Hwy Well moved $24,900. Owner*
cleaning service. Residen- about you utility men. Experience and 850-229-5335. Gulf Coun- able transportation and reli mov, fully furnished, 850-576-4286 or 385-00. Owner62
tial, vacation rental, weekly *Company that hires transportation a plus. Call ty enforces a Drug-Free a valid drivers license andAUCTION maintained, fully urnhed, 850576-4286 or 385-0062
or bi-weekly rates. Call only the best Therapist 340-0674. Workplace policy and is an valid drivers license. AUCTION! Gulfview. $695,000. Joa
229-1654. Leave message with similar work ethic Equal Opportunity / Af Every Friday Night at 7 pm America's Mini Lovelace, Mexico Beach '' -
229-1654. Leave message. with similar work ethic Equal Opportunity / At- Apply In person at Eastern Great Auctions Storage & Office :HarmonRealty,
and goals. DRIVER TRAINEES! firmative Action Employer. 125 West Gulf Beach Dr. Eaen. at Auctns Storage & Office72560 r
randyman "Home Quality Man- rience required. CDL Train- HELP WANTED Resort Vacation Estates Col Wade Clark, Complex 800-239-4959. RV LOT FOR RENT 5/1 th
Sagement" where the ing is now available in your Quality Properties of Auction-eer Wade Clark All Sizes available. MEXICO BEACH, 3 BR mile from beach, on Ig lot,
Patient is made corn- area. Covenant Transport St. Geoe Island Auctions 314 Reid Avenue, Boat & RV Storage, 2.5 BA, 2 car garg 850-648-8201/227-5533.
I Affordable I portable and happy & has immediate openings Assurance ErE Port St Joe 850-229-9282, & climate controlled screened porch, FL room
Home improvements you can give 20% for entry-level semi drivers. Coordinator Equal Oppty Employer Pre A1737. 10% storage available.tras, $565K By
Ceilings & Repairs, etc. *Paid Medical, Life, than $36k first year. OTR tion and reporting on MUSIC POSITION, some- 850-258-4691 apt804-5 o e
S 850-8966197 David STD and continuing and Regional runs get you the appearance of rental one to lead congregational MEXICO BEACH, Pre 14' SEA NYMPH, 15hp
education Benefits..be- home weekly. Train frtop properties.SPart adtime singing. Work with a chorus FOR LEASE Commercial instruction Ltownhouse Johnson electric start, gal-
291 *Company who be- pay! I CALL TODAY & soloist.Call Pastor Ted 0FOR LEASE Commercial 2br, 2ba, pool $599 900 .vanizedtrailer w/ new tires,
Lawn IoaIleves in Education for 1-866-280-5309 seasonal, Saturday and/ & solo C Past ed Office and warehouse stor- Joan Lovelace, Mexico ie a etpad toll
or Sunday. at 527-2561, Mexico MOVING SALE age. In St. Joe commerce Beach Harmon Realty, motor, anchor, bench
29- all. DRIVERS WANTED FOR Apply In person at: Beach UMC, part time paid lty if jacketpaddlesnct
DRIVERS WANTED FOR AplyG person a Wt BeaichnUMC, part time paid Emily's leaving town. Oak park located on Industrial 850-527-2560 or seats with 2 swivel seats.-
D&D's LAWN SERVICE LOCAL COMPANY. Home 125 G Beach Dr. Westlan position, dining table, 8 matching Rd. (FL Hwy 382) behind 800-239-4959 seats with 2 swivel seats.850-
Reliable Mexico Beach HOME QUALITY every night. 1 years experi- St. George Island, PRODUCTION chairs & buffet, $400. Arizona Chemical. Each Ready to fish, $1800. 850-
couple will landscape, MANAGEMENT ence. Clean MVR. Class A roperteson TECHNICIAN Large executive desk, space consists of an office, NO MONEY 639-2833/770-856-7276.
couple will landscape, B license. $300 Sign- On Properties$100. More items.. too bath, storage closet andDOWN 18' 2001 PALM BEACH
mow. Storm Clean Up. Is the Company you are -Bonus after 90 Days. Call EOE Local Manufacturer has an many to mention. Sale in warehouse with 10' roil up DOWN 18OAT 1Center CAonsole,
Also Available for Port St. dreaming about 769-9136 opening for a Production effect until end of August. door. Convenient to all to-Be
Joe, Wewa & The Cape. 9136 JOB NOTICE Technician. Entry level 90716thSt. nations, 1/2 mile off HwyL Free computerized 115hp, 4-stroke Suzuki
Dar & Diana 227-8225 or Call Shirley Torres EXPERIENCED SHIP The City of Port St. Joe is wage $7.00 per hour. Ex- 98 1000 sq.ft eachspace. List of properties (2002), Bimini top, drive on
648-5081 or 227-5770 Director of Rehab YARD WORKER Needed. accepting applications for perience is a plus but will Reeves $550 er month 12 month Available with galvanized trailer w/ spare
Recruitment- NOW1 Must be Multi-Talented. the following positions: train an enthusiastic appli- Furniture & R. rI.. hr. leases. One month securi- No downpayment. tire, many other extras, low
37 M 1-800-458-7598 or Email Fax work exp. or resume cant. All tools provided. 3'4RtidAv' '4 ty deposit. Office (850) Free recorded message hours, kept covered in car-
stores@hqmmalf.com to 850-229-9422. Or call FULL TIME-PERMANENT: Call 850-227-2057 for ap- 234ReidAe .i 4 229-8014. Home (850) $200Kand up. port, $13K. 850-639-2833
S8a-4p Est. 850-229-9300 plication and interview. Tempur-pedic Beds 229-8030 cell 1-800-605-0724 or 770-856-7276.'
GOLDEN RULE PET SIT- j *- Front Desk/ Trainee 4 Positions Coldwell Banker Forgotten
TING SERVICE. Perfect Available ($9.25 per hr) Coast Realty.ch.
alternative to kenneling Reservationist Certified WWTP Operator FOR RENT. Mex. Bch.
your 4 legged kids. Re- MASSAGE Work in a fast- paced, "C" (Salary D. 0. Q.) O |' 'l mer space. 2-way access Garrison Ave. Charming 2
ferred by local vet. Relia- THERAPY people oriented prop- Ready to mer space. 2-way access GasonAve har
ble pet sitter/pet owner. erty management corn- Job descriptions and ap- Finish w/sep. office/bath. $1200 BR, 1 BA home on 78x150
Does home visits while Now Enrolling.(Fall pany. Applicant should plications are available at a .mnu' m Furnilure mo. Call 648-5276 for info. lot. Fenced backyard, car-
you are away. In business Classes) Student Loans be an organized, posi- Port St. Joe Municipal A FAIRPOINT COMPANY $-port, storage building.
7 years. Call Diana or Dan Available. Approved tive person with good Building, 305 Cecil G. FOR RENT. Mex. Bch. Mexico Beach Harmon Re- lace automotive
227-5770 or 648-5081 or r a rTrn communication skills, Costin, Sr. blvd., Port St. Sales and Service 25'x30' warehouse com alty 850-527-2560 or
227-8225 HEALING THERAPIES and experience with Joe, Florda32456 Agent mer. space. $600 mo. Call (800)239-4959.
HEALG SCHO F computers and office 648-5276 for info. J lA
MASSAGE systems. Must have The Position will remain GT Corn, a Total Commu- ST. JOE BEACH, deed re-
Destin 850-269-0820 good sense of humor, open until filled, please re- nications Company Provid- stricter subdivs on cus- '
SDesti 850-269-0820 a fast learner with a turn applications to the er in Northwest Florida, 55 MINI STORAGE tom built home by contract D 1987 Aerostar
quick mind and be will- Municipal Building, 305 has immediate opening for tor/owner. Short walk to FORD 1987 Aerostar.
WANTED: A part time pa- ing to work hard and Cecil G. Costing, Sr. Blvd., a qualified Customer Sales 7008 GEORGIA AVE., St. W08GarhonAvePorttJo-F, beach. 3br, 2ba, split BR, Good work van. Looks
sition for FILE CLERK. Mail smart. Must work week- Port St., Joe, Florida and Service Representa- Joe Beach. YARD SALEI (PrutoePool;a nextdortooifto) open fir plan, FR 10' ceil- bad, runs great. $1500.
resumes to : Attn: Dr. Min- ends. 32456. tives in their Port St. Joe, SAT 8:00-12N. Freezerings, Italian tile throughout 229 9505 or 227-5920.
alet, 13712th St. Apalachi- Apply In person at: Florida call center. Suc- couch, end tables, exer- 200 Office except carpeted BR 1 o
cola, FL. 32320 125 West Gulf Beach Dr. All applicants must pres- cessful candidates will be cise equipment, lots of 81474 Ceseastere B has acz Aking $3,000. See at 613
St. George Island ent a valid Florida Driver an outgoing self-starter household items, fun stuff back screen porch has hot
nmug0yment 814-ea0o0ael-starthouseholditems,fnstufftu a a Maring 3,PSJ 25k mi-e
400 Employment Prfesonl Resort Vacation License and Social Securi- with excellent communica- tub, too many extras to list. les. Call 229-8534
42 1 Properties of ty Card at time of applica- tion and customer service YARD SALE! Rain or BEACH $398k. 850-647-6110
St. George Island tion is submitted. Applica- skills and the ability to Shinel SAT. 8am-? 658 ST JOE BEACH. 3br, MiPONTIAC '94 Transport,iginal Mi-
4"EL PROJECT Equal Op Empl ions submitted without work in a fast paced, team Madison St. Port St. Joe., STORAGE 2b fireplace, hot tub, 2 Mini-Val $2000, 94.22 7-74iginal Mi-
410 PROJECT Equal Oppty Employer this documentation will not environment. Inside sales STORAGE 2ba, fSemar ra,, $2000,$227-7415 .
MANAGER be considered, experience a plus YARD SALE SAT. 8-lpm. car garage, $295,000.
with experlehce in plan GULF COUNTY BOARD BACKROOM at 217 Whit- Day: 227-7200 Joan Lovelace, MBHR
RECEPTIONIST Busy take offs, custom con- OF COUNTY The City of Port St. Joe We offer a competitive sal- ing St. Port St. Joe. Gun 850-527-2560 or
Real Estate office has a full struction pref'd. Call COMMISSIONERS offers a benefits package ary and benefits' package abinet, $125; Lif ght Chair Sght: 647-3882 800-239-4959Beach
time opening for a recep- Daniel 850-639-6884/fax is accepting applications that includes participation including 401K. Starting $150; Speakers, $40; Life 8. 1999
tionist. Responsibilities in- resume 850-639-6879. for a in the State of Florida Re- pay $10.05 an hour plus $150jackets, diSpeakers, $40small re- SUBURBAN LT9
clude answering phones, MOsquito tireomesnt System and i Blue commission. Respond in fgerator, plants & Mre. SUBURBAN LT
filing, and light clerical du- REAL ESTATE Director II ross Blue Shield insur- confidence, via mail, fax, Burgundy with Gold
ties. Requirements for this REAL ESTATE icto dance coverage, or email. COMMUTER'S DELIGHT Stripes
iti ae: ge nral oe e Title Closerf Applications and a com- e 57 vacation home or rental. FOR SALE
position are: general office TitleCoser plete job description are The City of Port St. Joe en- Susan Machemer 575]ZBj ijj New 2 BR, 1 BA Condo, F.AE
experience, PCskills with available in our HR office farces a Drug-Free Human Resources l Ioacted on St Andrews $11,000 :
to multi-task and a good Excle y Package www.gulfcounty an Equal Opportunity/ At- MGTCom HO TT Bay, priv beach & boat 104,000 miles
team-orienteds attitude. Fax Unlimited Potentialgovernment.com firmative Action Employer. RP. Box 220 Best Deal on (HYDRO PLUS SMALL ENGINE Csall 732-9-2031 owner er up ry
resume to 227-2115 or Salary Range of $38,480 Port St. Joe, Florida 32457 SPA) w/warranty. Never REPAIRS *Cold Air
send to P.O. Box 428, Port Port St. Joe Office .3ine is Friday, 8/12/055:00 THE AMERICAN'S WITH heme@f o t9- com uedbseats 5 wlou5 NOW AVAIgABL *Powe Steering
st. Joe FL 32457 to the Fax Resumeto EST. For more infor- DISABILITIES ACT, per- 648F1088for 628$6858. Clim8t5 CoWntrIL .Power windows ,
HR Department. 229-5196 mation, please contact De- sons needing special ac- EOE/MFDV .Power door locks
nise Manuel, Human Re- commodations to partici- E/V 6 GULF VIEW LOTS on .Tilt Wheel '
TRI8ICtCOMP-u ooNCisource Director at pate In this process should Secretary St. Joe Cape San Bias before .Cruise Control -
C 850-229-5335. Gulf County contact Pauline Pendarvis, a egal Rent-Aln stump hole. Priced to sell. *AM/FM Stereo
enforces a Drug-Free City Clerk, City of Port St ara-eg 850-227-4358 S,
Are you an energetic and dependable Workplace Policy and is Joe, at City Hall, Tele- Legal Secretary WANTED! Used Surfboard 706 First Street *CD Player Vs
worker? If SO ou ualifforan or an tEqual Opportunity / Af- phone No. (850) 229-8261 Full time-Part time Long Board preferred. Phone 227-2112 GULF VIEW cassettee
worker? If so, you qualify for an opporu- firmative Action Employer, extension 113. Special Daddy/Daughter L227-2112 OTS *Third Seat '"
nity to launch your career with a growing -- Project. Need not be in / MINI-STORAGE \ 2 adjacerit lots in St. Joe *Roof Rivack Glass
company! You must be willing to travel 'r wn GRE good condition 229-1305 Beach only block from ning Boards
and have valid ID and SS card. Come by, Christian Environmenti producing storage units. *Towing Package
introduce yourself and fill out an applica- .Port st. Joe Law Office Cl Sa 102 at PaVery clean
tion.(EO P op le N eed ed dRe t a5x0 0x0 0x20 kerRealty850-899-4175 Exce to S ition :
We offer great benefits to qualifying confidential) O SAn a A6 Days 929a 194Pnd Pe, bok v lue
employees $uch as 401k, group medical Looking for career-minded extraordinary AWe Creeks, and Hardwood. *V8 5.3 Liter
and dental insurance, emnlovee stock nur- people with great people skills, valid drivers Immn ediate ASK ABOUT FREE Rolling Land. Excellent MUST SEE TO u


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chase, vacation, life and LTD Insurance, license required. Career 600 Financial I MONTH'S RENT! amanCity.$2,750 acre Call
uniforms and per diem. Position(s) available in Gulf & Bay Counties. Opportunities 478-361-8220. Call 850-227-6064
uniforms and per diem. Job Summary(s): Opportunities8 OVERSTREET, Vacant CHEVY '02 Trailblazer
a. aU ee< ~-: ,- Full Time Customer Service (Cape San FT positions with ben- U8 0. J Lot. One of the highest el- 4x4, DVD system, JL
Bias & St. Joe Beach) Must have customer efits package in busy, ovations n area, approx. speakers in all doors, plus
a" W i w 1'946" sec e e c e sl an ph fast-growing insurance REMEMBER: ADS in 94x350. Paved street be- added JL tweeters, excel-
service experience, computer skills and phone fast-growing insurance REMEMBER: ADS in MEXICO BEACH, 1294 fore bridge. Joan Love- lent condition, 80,000 mi-
We are now hiring experience. Must work weekends, office. Must be 18 years this classification may or SQ FT. office building lace, Mexico Beach Har- les, 1,000 watt amps,+
old with telephone, may not require an in- zoned General Commer- mon Realty, 850-527-2560 more. $19,000 Call
-Class A CDL Drivers We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. computer and people multi-level or market cial 98. $695,0esident00. Joan Lwy or 800-239-4959. ve-850-527-2781.
skills. Competitive opportunities. We do lace, Mexico Beach Her- _-1 ST
-Equipment Operators Cape San Bias 229-2777 salaries commensurate not reommendgiving mon Realty. 850 -527-2560 STARBOARD REALTY
-Construction Crew Laborers St. Joe Beach 647-3333 with experience, posi- credit card or bank ac- or 800-239-4959 THE RIGHT CHOICE!
800-824-0416 tion and skills. Submit over the phone. Always
resume and salary research the company MEXICO BEACH, 3 BR, 395 ONE TIME MLS LISTING FEE
With Anchor, you will be on the road requirement to: you plan to do business 2.5 BA townhouse Appraisals From $235.00 FHA & EPA Certified
www.trawickconstruction.com to an exciting career challenge with with BEFORE investing. beachside of. Hwy 98.

1555 South Boulevard / Chipley, FL wonderful opportunities. an Resources SPECIALTY GIFT/ Gift gulfview. mastFully BRurn'd. Please Let Us Sel, or Your Valuable Property
Basket Shop in great PC. $399,900. Call Joan Love-
85068o0429 atr "l.acalinn ropertirs, qh.. 1 Eastpoint, Florida 32328 location for $45k. Must as- lace, Mexico Beach Har- www.StarboardRealty.net
850.638.0429tfc5/1 EOE/Drug-FreeWorkplace sume lease Leave Mes- mon Realty. 850-527-2560 850-639-2075
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Call John @ (850) 670-8432 or 335-0580


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5 STAR
^ PAINT & COLLISION CENTRE'
MATTHEW SCOGGINS
Owner

(850) 229-STAR

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


largeS or Smad e Do Tlhe All
- No job Too large or Too Small



New
Construction or
Renovation
Phone/Fax
(850)227-7107
Lie.# RG0066644


CARPENTRY
Home.Repair &
Renovation
Vinyl Siding Doors Windows
Wood Flooring & Trim Painting, etc.
All But 6, LLC Licensed/Insured
Charlie Poliski
850-545-1126 or 670-8532 FFN,3

You Deserve the Highest Level of Clean



Professional Floor Care, Inc.


Specializing in Commercial and Residential
CARPET CLEANING
CERAMIC TILE & GROUT
UPHOLSTERY CLEANING
EMERGENCY WATER EXTRACTION
RV'S CARS TRUCKS VANS
LOCALLY OWNED and OPERATED BY
Mike Mock
HCRC Certified Cleaning Specialist
Licensed and Insured
(ALLTODY FR A APOINMEN

229132

227-561


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


St. Joe Commerce Park 141 Commerce Drive Port St. Joe, FL 32456
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* Residential *Custom
Wood
* Commercial *Industrial
A & R Fence
Albert FPischmaonn FREE Estimatoles
EIN#593115646 (850) 647.4047


DRIESBACH CLEANERS
180 AVENUE C
Pick-up and Delivery
850-227-1671


Steve Brant's

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

229.6326


TLC Lawn Service
"Every yard needs a little TLC"

Free Estimates 229-643 Established 1991
Mowing Srinkler Systems
Trimming, Fertilizing Installed & Repaired


ST.JOE

! NURSERY& SUPPLY
: Rl.- S [_F F I*r l 'ORT JO i E

227-2112
"Beside
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State Licensed Building Contractor
RB 29003351 Additions
Remodeling
Storm Repair

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


Make your


"Dream House"

a reality
ALSO GIVE YOU ESTIMATES
Custom plans by Frank Healy, M.BA

850-647-8028

NATIONAL SHUTTERS, INC

Show Room Located at St. Joe Airport

Buy Direct From

Manufacturer And Save

*Rolling Shutters
*Clear Panels
*Bahama Accordion Shutters






Hardwood RFlooring

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






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ONEAL SANDERS
APPLIANCE
REPAIR SERVICE
Repair all major brands
Home # 647.5113
Work # 227-5112


Locally
Owned


1 \, Residential
Commercial
Termite & Pest
Control
. etmite lreatmentl. Restaurant
* olel. Flea Control tCondominiums
SHousehold Pest Control. New Treatment
* Real Estate (WOO) Reporls Construction Sites
Specializing in Vacation Rental Properties
] FAMILY OWNED
[ ] PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL.

"Serving the Entire Area'
Free Estimates
Do.It-Yourself Pest Control Products


SUN GCAST
Lawn Er Landscaping LLC
"When Quality (ounis"
Landscape Design & Installation
Full Lawn Maintenance
Irrigation Installation & Repair
Commercial & Residential '
Tractor Work, Rock Driveways, Water Features,
Sod & Palm Trees
Office: (850) 647-2522


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850 229 8651 MOBILE 850 227 8024


CARPET AND UPHOLSTRY
STEAM CLEANING & RESTORATION SERVICE
24 Hour Water Extraction IICRC
Certified Technicians Mold and Mildew
Remediation Free Estimates
* Stain Protection Available









THE J. LESTER
COMPANY REAL ESTATE
APPRAISAL & CONSULTING
SERVICE
A Financial Service Institution
Residential Vacant Land Commercial
Appraisals
JAMES E. "JAMIE" LESTER
Real Estate Appraiser & Broker
Master Degree Business Administration.
Certified General Appraiser
License#RZ2783
Broker License#BK532115
J'l l l', I 1 1 i' I T 1 1 .'ll i 11' IM I i d l
Including Consulting Assignments Market Analysis
Feasibilin' Studies Finances Investments
Eminent Domain Estates Tax Purposes

850-639-4200
Fax 850-639-9756
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CUSTOM PAVER INSTALLATION
Driveways Patios Walkways
Complete Landscaping and Irrigation
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Call 227-5357


Landscaping & Irrigation LLC


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