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Updated Timeline Has New City Water Plant On Line By Summer 2007

SJoe T--- store water project held up by state; Committee establishes prior


by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
An updated timeline for construction of
a new water plant for the City of Port St. Joe
has the facility scheduled to come on line
sometime in the summer of 2007, according
to Preble Rish Engineers.
City commissioners received the time-
line, submitted by project manager Philip
Jones, during their regular bi-monthly meet-
ing on Tuesday evening.
The new water plant would tap into a
surface water source, the freshwater canal
the city purchased several years ago, and
move the city off the underground Floridan
Aquifer, which has been an urgent priority
for the Northwest Florida Water Management
District.
With growth arriving in the region, the
water management district wants many
coastal communities to examine ways to stop
tapping the Floridan Aquifer, a limestone
formation from which much of the region's
potable water is extracted.

School Enrollment


Continues To Slip
By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Student enrollment numbers in Gulf
District Schools continued to slide as school
opened last week, falling short of state
and district projections and below last
year's enrollment for the county's six public
schools.
As of Aug. 11, there were 2,075 stu-
dents enrolled in Gulf County schools, down
34 from the projection of 2,109 which the
Florida Department of Education used to
determine dollars -under the state's funding
formula for public schools.
"The numbers fluctuate daily," said depu-
ty superintendent Bill Carr during Tuesday's
regular monthly meeting of the Gulf County
School Board, which was held at Port St. Joe
High School.
The breakdown, following the formula
the state uses to quantify adherence to
class-size requirements, is as follows: K-3 in
Port St. Joe, 315; K-3 in Wewahitchka, 268;
grades 4-8 in Port St. Joe, 446; grades 4-8 in
Wewahitchka, 366; grades 9-12 in Port St.
Joe, 396; grades 9-12 in Wewahitchka 284.
As Carr noted, enrollment tends to fluc-
tuate throughout the school year, with the
first calculation on which state funding is
based arriving in October. Superintendent
Tim Wilder expressed the hope that the
shortfall of 34 students compared to projec-
tions could be closed by then.
"I hope the--negative 34 will go up and
we'll be close to breaking even," Wilder said.
"This number started at 95 to 100 down. I'm
hoping by October we will be close to zero or
on the plus side."
Nevertheless, the enrollment figures are
down from last year, when the final tally was
2,140, and continues a trend which saw the
district fall below 2,200 students for the first
time just three years ago.
The slippage is a dual-edged sword for
the district at this time.
On one side, the district is nearly in line
, with the state's class-size requirements.
At the high school level the state requires
a district average of one teacher per 25 stu-
dents Gulf County high schools average a
See SCHOOL BOARD on Page 13A




Sitting I

By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Bobbie Davis crossed the expanse of blue
linoleum, past the buffet table's celebratory
cake and frothy, rose-colored punch.
She approached the guest of honor, a
slight woman dressed in purple and red flow-
ers, smiling a. radiant smile.
"Happy birthday," said Davis as she
grasped Vera Harrison's weathered hand.
"You are so pretty."
Though legally blind, Harrison glanced
up from her wheelchair, casting a quizzical
glance in Davis' direction.
"You telling me I look pretty at 100 years
old?" she said.
On Thursday, a small crowd of well-
wishers gathered in the Gulf County Senior
Citizens Center to toast the life of the cen-
tury-old Highland View resident.
Before moving to the area, Harrison lived
on a small farm in Holt, where she labored in
the fields from an early age.
When Harrison, was a young girl, her
father sawed the handle off of a hoe to
accommodate her diminutive height, and
assigned rows for Harrison and her brothers


The city's freshwater canal, fed by the
Chipola River, is considered a more substan-
tial long-term source of potable water than
even the Econfina Creek basin which feeds
Deer Point Lake in Bay County.
The Deer Point system is considered one
of the finest surface-water sources of water
in the state, a resource so plentiful that
lawmakers from south and central areas
of Florida have been maneuvering to try to
direct some of the water to their thirsty high-
growth areas the past few years.
Under the revised timeline, which was
pushed back due to the laborious process of
permitting, final design and purchase of the
microfiltration system which will be the hub


of the new plant, construction should begin
late this year or early next year, depending
on when final design is completed.
A pilot project on the microfiltration sys-
tem was conducted early last year and the
results submitted to the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection to prove the via-
bility of the project. The equipment has been
bid and ordered and the site, across the road
from the current plant, secured from The St.
Joe Company.
Final permitting from the state is expect-
ed to be completed the second half of this
year.
Construction of the plant should take
about 18 months, putting the facility on line


as soon as July of 2007.
The city is paying for multi-million proj-
ect through tap fees paid upfront by The St.
Joe Co. for the second phase of WindMark
Beach, for which construction has already
begun.
ST. JOSEPH LAKE
The St. Joseph Lake project, a three-year
dream to create a six-acre lake adjacent to
Forest Park South aimed at improving the
quality of storm water and protecting St.
Joseph Bay, has hit a major snag over per-
mitting from the FDEP.
The state agency has determined that

See CITY on Page 6A


Making Volunteerism An Art Form


Second-grader Chris Brown proudly shows off his sun and palm tree he created using
blending techniques in Traci Gaddis's art class at Port St. Joe Elementary.


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to plow each day.
Jeff, Harrison's favorite brother, helped
her finish her daily plowing.
"We had a good time," said Harrison,


Highland View resident Vera Harrison holcs
the birthday cards she received during her 1 00ot
birthday celebration at the Gulf County Senior
Citizens Center last Thursday.


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whose only complaint was the fall violet bean
harvest.
The beans had a fuzzy covering that
scraped her ungloved hands. "Those things
sting you like ants," Harrison remembered.
Harrison's childhood home had neither
electricity nor running water. Her family lit
splinters for light and retired every night just
as the sun went down.
"You don't know what a hard life it was
back then," Harrison said.
When their home was finally wired with
electricity, Harrison and her family were
elated.
'"Boy you talk about glad," she recalled.
"We were so glad when we got electric
lights."
Harrison came to Port St. Joe in 1942,
with her husband, who went to work at
the paper mill and Kenny's sawmill before
accepting a job with the state.
Harrison had three husbands, all of
whom are deceased, and she is the last of her
immediate family.
Her oldest brother, Harvey, died at age
89 and Jeff, her favorite, passed away in his
See SITTING PRETTY on Page 12A


by Tim Croft and Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writers
Traci Gaddis receives her pay each
Thursday when she walks into Port St. Joe
Elementary School.
It is found in the smiles and gleaming
eyes of her art students for the day.
Gaddis, one could say, is a dying breed,
an individual who devotes their time to the
public schools not for a paycheck and the
benefits, but instead the pure joy of mak-
ing an impression to a class, to a student,
through art.
"The kids are everything," Gaddis said. "I
am a star there at that school. You can not
be paid for something like that.
"The children, that's the payment right
there."
There was a time in this small coun-
ty when volunteers were plentiful in the
schools, maybe not to the extent of teachers
or non-instructional personnel, but to a level
where they filled critical voids in the school
day every day.
The number, deputy superintendent Bill
Carr said this week, was now down to about
12-15 across the county, individuals who
give of their time to read to students, provid-
ing edible sustenance or, such as in Gaddis'
case, providing instruction in an area where
schools simply lack funds to provide even
basics.
"Our country was built on volunteer-
ing and we've gotten away from it," Gaddis
noted. "Every child should have some kind of
basics in art."
More and more as the Florida
Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) and
the Sunshine State Standards have become
front and center for public education in
the state, things such as art and music
have been pushed to behind the curtain.
For instance, Port St. Joe Elementary School
would be without any music programs at all
without the willingness of high school teach-
er Ann Comforter to come over once a week
to offer songs for the soul.
The case is the same with art instruc-
tion, which more and more must rely on
entities such as the Gulf Alliance of the Arts
(GALA) and the enterprising spirits of people
such as Comforter and Gaddis to sketch in
the outlines.
"She (Gaddis) makes a lot happen with
a little bit of funding," said Port St. Joe
Elementary School principal Chris Earley.
"We don't consider her a volunteer. She's just
part of the staff."
In fact, Gaddis has been in the Port St.
Joe schools so long, 17 years, that most peo-
ple assume that she is indeed a paid employ-
ee of the school district. But she says she's
been fortunate to receive the support of fam-
ily in order to pursue a passion bringing art
to young children who might otherwise never
be exposed to such cultural pursuits.
"I've been blessed-with a husband (Gary)
who thinks this iffnportant," Gaddis said.
"I've had kids say I took art in college because
of you. You can't replace that."
Nor the look on the face of second-grader
Chris Brown last Thursday, as he applied
color to his picture of the sun during Gaddis'
lessons on blending.
After sketching a palm tree and sun with
colored pencils, the students used chalk to
provide the colors.
Brown used the side of his blue chalk to
fill in the sky and green chalk to add color
to the ground. Once color was applied to
the entire picture, he carefully blended the
chalk, smoothing the hard lines created by
the chalk.
"I can't wait to take mine home and give
it to my family," said fellow second-grader
Johnny Jones.
Not that all of Gaddis' lessons are about
art.
Before any students began to wield their
pencils or chalk, Gaddis reviewed the prime
rules for her students.
"You must do your own work," she told
them. "Drawing someone else's tree is just
like cheating."
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By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
For a young girl who'd
always dreamed of playing
the piano, Connie Risinger
was off to a brilliant start.
At age 13, she received
her first piano lesson from
a Julliard graduate, and
then studied under a teacher
legendary in her small Illinois
hometown.
An old widow woman
who dyed her hair coal black,
Mrs. Wilson conducted piano
and voice lessons in a small
room dwarfed by a huge
black piano.
Risinger reported to
Wilson's home on Saturday
afternoons, the last of the old
woman's appointments.
Recognizing her young
pupil's musical gift, Wilson
kept Risinger beyond
the 30-minute session,
offering a steady stream of
encouragement as Risinger
played for two and three
hours.
Back home, Risinger
implored her parents to
buy a piano. They relented,
purchasing a Wurlitzer for
$35 from the richest man in
town.
A model pupil, Risinger
practiced endlessly. "Mom
screamed at me to get away
from the piano, not go to the
piano," she remembered.
Her junior year of
high school, Risinger
participated in a Southern
Illinois University music
competition, securing one of
two appointments to compete
in the prestigious Chicago
Land Music Under the Stars
Festival.
She was given a year to
prepare for the festival, set to
take place during her senior
year.
But Risinger would never
attend the festival. Just
before her senior year of high
school, her parents moved
the family to Florida, settling
near Cocoa Beach.
* Risinger was& devastated -


Her parents could not
sympathize with their
daughter's pain; they did not
share her singular talent.
"I came from a non-
musical family and they
never did appreciate what I
was doing," Risinger said.
The move to Florida had
brought Risinger's music
career to a screeching halt.
The sheet music was folded
away and the top slammed
over the piano keys.
A Second Chance
If playing the piano had
taught Risinger anything, it
was the importance of passion
and perseverance. Shaking
off her disappointment, she
struck out once again in
pursuit of her dreams.
Believing in her talent,
Risinger would soon nourish
the talents of others.
After graduating from
high school, Risinger
attended Brevard Junior
college, where she majored in
music and minored in voice.
Up until college, she
had never thought her
voice exceptional. When her
advisors told Risinger she
must choose a minor, she
knew she despised playing
clarinet in high school, and
reluctantly warmed up her
vocal chords.
Encouraged by a choir
director, Risinger discovered
a high, lilting voice well
suited to classical art songs.
Eight months into the
school year, Risinger's
pursuit of a music career
stalled once more, when she
got married and dropped out
of college.
Though she put her
schooling on hold until after
her daughter, Laura, began
kindergarten, Risinger_had
made a name for herself in
the community as a talented
musician and singer.
Begged by parents, she
began giving piano and voice
lessons to a small group of
eager children.
After returning to school


Connie Risinger takes a seat by her parlor grand piano in her Mexico Beach music studio. Risinger
has taught piano and voice in Mexico Beach since 1995, and has many years of musical experience.


and completing her music composers, recline on the
degree, Risinger's music studio's antique furniture.
career finally took off. In Risinger has been giving
1976, with other independent lessons in Mexico Beach since
Brevard County music 1995 and has 12 students.
teachers, Risinger founded She is currently registering
the East Coast Music Club. students for the new school
When she moved to year.
Mexico Beach in 1992, the Risinger believes that
club's membership included most people can learn to
over 300 students. play the piano, with the only
Mexico Beach exceptions being those with
Music Lessons learning disabilities and
Risinger now conducts impaired motor skills.
music and voice lessons in She does note, however,
a large, sunny studio inside that not everyone can (or
her Mexico Beach home. should) sing.
A large parlor grand "That is by birth," said
.piano is positioned near Risinger. "You are born with
the window, flanked by a your voice box; where it's
harpsichord that Risinger placed determines the kind
assembled herself, and an of voice you have."
organ that once belonged to Though the music studio
her church. accepts students "ages four
Portraits ofstatelywomen to 94," Risinger notes that
playing the piano adorn it's "better to learn early."
.the walls, and the friendly She currently teaches
cats Nannerl Mozart, Mrs. a bright Port St. Joe four-
Clara Schumann and Faniy year-old using the Music for
Mendolshn, named for the Little Mozarts curriculum,


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series told in story form and
featuring characters such as
Mozart Mouse and Beethoven
Bear.
Risinger's cats often sit
next to the students as they
play, and have been known
to assist Risinger in her
instruction.
On one such occasion,
Mrs. Clara Schumann sat on
the piano bench, listening
intently as a young girl
played her lesson.
As Risinger silently
bemoaned her student's
refusal to practice, Mrs.
Clara leaped off the bench
and ran out of the room.
"It's so bad, even the
cat left," Risinger told her
student.
Shamed by the cat's
unceremonious exit, the little
girl arrived prepared for her
next lesson.
"I want you to know I
practiced so Mrs. Clara
Schumann wouldn't run
away," the girl told Risinger.
I Through the years,-
Risinger has kept in contact
with many of her former
students.
One of her pupils now
gives her grandson, Josh,
piano lessons, and another,


Melissa Witek of Melbourne,
recently placed third runner
up in the Miss USA pageant.
Piano was her talent.
A Music Advocate
Ask Risinger about
the importance of music
education, and shell tell you
it makes people smart.
Recent studies have
shown that playing music
increases a person's IQ and
problem solving skills, a
phenomenon Risinger has
observed first-hand in her
years as a music teacher.
"Talk to a lot of successful
people and they'll tell you
they studied music," Risinger
noted.
Knowing the benefits of
music education, Risinger
insisted that her own children
take piano lessons.
Although her daughter,
Laura, was a reluctant
student, Risinger made sure
she learned to tickle the
ivories.
"I didn't care if she
played again," said Risinger,
who believes her daughter's
formative encounter with
music accounts for her career
success.
"She would've never been
an engineer if I didn't make
her take piano," she said.
Risiriger is considering
staging. the British musical,
The Railroad Children, with
her students, but knows
she will need to wait until
after football season to begin
rehearsals.
"You can't do anything
right now because of sports,"
she shrugged.
An outspoken music
advocate, Risingerhas become
increasingly discouraged that
schools are eliminating their
music programs.
"Because of the
educational benefits, I just
don't understand that," said
Risinger, who believes music
deserves as prominent a
place as sports within the
school curriculum.
"They' treat music more
like it's a hobby than a
learning process, and that's
too bad," said Risinger.
"Not everybody can be a
football star in college."


Nannerl Mozart reclines on a couch in Risinger's studio.
Risinger has several cats named after famous pianists and their
wives.



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Larry Wells Retires After 21 Years of Service


By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
County commissioner
Nathan Peters said he had
presented a lot of plaques in
his time, but none of them
saddened him as much as
the one he presented last
Friday.
Peters made the
disappointing presentation to
retiring Emergency Manage
Coordinator Larry Wells for
21 years of service to Gulf
County.
"I wasn't ready for him
to go," Peters said. "I thought
he would be here at least
until I retired."
Friends, colleagues and
officials from Tallahassee
and surrounding counties
attended an appreciation
dinner to honor Wells before
his last official day of service
on Aug. 14.
In trying to reconstruct a
timeline of Wells' service, his
successor, Marshall Nelson,
was a bit perplexed.
"How do you sum up and
talk about all he did for this
county in 21 years?" Nelson
pondered.
Wells began his service in
1984 in a part time position
serving as the civil defense
director.
His first office was a
tiny, cluttered room in the
Sheriff's Department. The
one-man operation, as Wells
recounted had no operable
equipment typically found
in an emergency operations
department.
"I had an adding machine,
a typewriter and one weather
radio," Wells chuckled.
While moving to another
office in the courthouse,
Wells said his weather radio
was stolen.
After more than two
decades spent adapting
emergency operations from
those minimal operations to
its current capacity, Wells
reflected on what he called
the "logo of the operation."
In his office at the United
Pentecostal Holiness, C hu rch
in Port St. Joe, where he
also serves as a pastor.
Wells keeps a collection of


three-prong electric outlet
adapters.
He began his collection
years ago, and similar
to the purpose he served
in developing emergency
operations, the adapters are
quite symbolic.


Gulf County in establishing
the Emergency Management
program when it was
reorganized throughout the
state.
Certainly among
Wells' most notable
accomplishments were his


Wells explained.
"There were over 100
people in that center half the
size of ours trying to serve
the needs of the populous,"
he said.
Though Gulf County has
been spared a direct hurricane


"He is very meticulous,
and he knows how to
help with grants," Pierce
added. "His knowledge of
construction and remodeling
was invaluable."
Nelson spent several
years learning the logistics
of emergency management
from Wells.
"The transition over the
past several weeks has been
excellent," Nelson said. "In
fact, he told me yesterday
(Sunday) before he hung up
the phone, 'If you ever need
anything, call me'."
Because of position at
the church and established


ties in the community, Wells
said he is "exploring options
in emergency management
at the state level."
Peters said over the years,
he had attended 15 state
hurricane conferences with
Wells. While in his presence
at these conferences, Peters
said it was evidently clear
how well-respected Wells was
among his colleagues across
the state.
"I owe a deep debt of
gratitude to the people of Gulf
County," Wells concluded. "I
thank them for allowing me
to serve them for so many
years."


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Emergency Management Coordinator Larry Wells (left) was recognized for 21 years of service to
Gulf County during an appreciation dinner last Friday by county commissioners Nathan Peters (cen-
ter) and Jerry Barnes (right). Peters and Barnes were the only commissioners to attend the dinner.


"We had nothing to build
the program with, but we
built it from there,' Wells
said.
Over the course of his
tenure, Wells witnessed
several strategic changes.
According to him, Hurricane
Hugo in 1989 changed
philosophy on a national
level. Hurricane Andrew
in 1993 caught the state
unprepared for efficient
emergency response.
Similar to heightening of
national security following
the Sept. 11 terrorist
attacks, the state of Florida
reconfigured emergency
management operations after
Andrew, adopting a more
mnilti-hazar-d approach to
deal with natural disasters.
Wells is recognized by
his colleagues for guiding


efforts in obtaining funding
for the new state-of-the-
art Emergency Operations
Center.
"It was a big
accomplishment, but I can't
take all the credit," Wells
said.
With Nelson's assistance,
Wells sought a total of seven
state and federal grants
to construct this spacious
facility.
In reviewing the
building's significance for the
county, Wells recounted his
experiences after Hurricane
Charley swept across the
state last year.
Wells traveled to Lee
County to offer his assistance
as well as.'learn' in real-time.
Serving the .needs of half a
million people in Lee County
was challenging in itself,


hit since the building was
built, this advanced facility
will serve the county in
emergency situations far into
the future.
Peters said he believed
Wells probably 'wrote more
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St. Joseph Historical Society
said that without Wells'
leadership and support, her
organization would not have
beenri able to accomplish what
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Editorials, Comments. .


Placing The Burden On



The Right Shoulders
Sometimes, we ~\ll humbly ackn:.w]- from No:rris aand her teamn-


edge. we rmilfire.
In last week's editorial, "If We Were
King." we discussed at some length the
denseness and complexity of the county's
budget document and the desire to see a
budget %which can be properly assessed
by those who don't know the difference
between a line item and a line dance.
Linfortunrately,. some in the community
believed w\e were placing the onus on the
staff in the Clerk of Courts' office. This was
not the case.
In short strokes, one of the Clerk of
Courts' tasks is to document the actions of
the Board of County Commissioners, includ-
ing producing, from a phone book-sized
mass of departmental budget requests, a
preliminary budget from which commission-
ers will ultimately massage what goes into
the final document, which the Clerk's staff
is charged with producing.
The Clerk, though, is not a sixth com-
missioner, is not a voice for how the county
should and could spend its money. There is
no vote residing in that office.
The staff in the Clerk's office, therefore,
functions as the reporters of how the county
does its business.
Knowing a thing or two about reporting,
the last thing this space sought last week
was to shoot the messenger.
Nothing could be further from reality,
given the professionalism and courtesy with
which the folks in the Clerk's office conduct
the myriad of tasks they are charged with
each day.
Fact is, the'staff in Becky Norris' office
offer up assistance, particularly in all mat-
ters budget, over and above what any citi-
*zen, or any newspaper reporter, could pos-
sibly aspire to receive.
Their's is not any easy job and we
would be remiss if we did not note that
we can think of several Clerk of Courts in
Northwest Florida who could take lessons



Larry

In an almost stealth move, the county
tossed Larry Wells, former county adminis-
trator .and, most recently, county emergency
manager, a retirement party last week to
celqbrate more than twp decade of servicee
to the county. (See related story in this.
newspaper)
SWells recently "retired" from his posi-
tion after nearly a year of public humiliation
which should serve as a cautionary tale for
long-time county employees and anybody
thinking about hiring on with the county.
And it should serve as something of a
wake-up call to county commissioners in
how they handle personnel matters in the
future, particularly in a county which is
having a difficult enough time hiring and
retaining quality employees in several key
areas.
For what did Larry Wells, a humble
professional who carried himself with far
more dignity the past year than most of us
could muster, get for his long service to the
county?
Continual digs from several commis-
sioners, at least two of whom jumped, as
fish to bait, at every opportunity handed
them to publicly ridicule and humiliate
Wells in a manner to which no human being
should be subjected.


But they are wov,,rkjng fror a budget
template which is more r fthan two decades
old and the count\ grow s more complex and
brimming with dollar: with each passing
vear. That the template for the budget docu-
ment might be out of stride with the times.
ell. that. to rman\. seems almost a given.
And the onus here is on the cojunry
commissioners
As we said last week. and will repeat
again, governing is about how the tax-
payer dollars are spent and providing
transparency in the budget document is
the responsibility of the Board of County
Commissioners, not the Clerk of Courts.
Commissioners should be seeking that
transparency.
This makes at least one response to
last week's editorial so heartening, such a
breath-of-fresh-air the response of Norris
and her team.
Though they might have found the
blame placed on their doorstep misplaced
- which it was the editorial nonetheless
got them to thinking. They have talked with
other counties and are searching for ideas
on how to make the budget document itself
more user-friendly.
They have taken the initiative to solve
a problem which is not, by a far stretch,
theirs to solve.
That, we would argue, is what govern-
ment in action is all about, providing a ser-
vice to the public, whether that service is
necessarily part of the job specs or not.
Maybe of more paramount importance,
Norris and her team are demonstrating that
they care, particularly about meeting the
needs and desires of the public and how
they might do their jobs better to serve the
public.
And they didn't require 67 percent of
the vote on a referendum to take action or
not, as in the case of the county commis-
sioners.



Wells

They cut his pay, they reluctantly
restored it.
And in the end, there was a transfer
putting emergency management under the
auspices of the Sheriff s Department whiehl i4i
resulted Commissioner Carmen McLemore
all but acknowledged during the last
Commission meeting in Wells being forced
to resign or be terminated.
It should be an embarrassment to all
those involved. Maybe there were personnel
issues here, but if there were, none with the
weight of justification for the bile directed at
Wells were ever brought out in public.
And the actions of certain commission-
ers ignored a fundamental of business: if
there are employees requiring counseling
or even upbraiding, such action should be
conducted behind closed doors instead of a
public, televised meeting.
So a warning shot to all prospective
employees your job security depends not
so much on performance as staying on the
right side politically of each of the five coun-
ty commissioners.
For when all was said and done, one
central fact remained undisputed Wells
was due better from the county he served
for 21 years.


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. The Star
PAGE FOUR THURSDAY, August 18, 2005


A{ker Nowht VIZA


by Kesley Colbert


Steroids I Have


In keeping with the times,
I would like to announce this
morning that I am not on ste-
roids. I have never knowingly
or willingly taken any perfor-
mance enhancing drugs of
any kind. Period!
Yeah, I know what you
are thinking. That's what
they all say!
This question probably
arose when I was spotted
one afternoon over at the
beach without a shirt. Some
folks took a look at my rip-
pling muscles and just natu-
rally concluded that I was on
the "juice". You. know how
the rumor mill churns in a
one restaurant town---pretty
soon weight lifters, female
mud wrestlers and profes-
sional baseball players were
dropping by my house like
pesky in-laws wanting to
know if I "had figured out
something they might have
missed"!
I reckon I will be called
any day now to appear before
a congressional committee on
steroid use. That has become
the American way! I will have
to "face the lights and declare
my innocence" before Ted
Kennedy and Arlen Specter.
It seems to me that
instead of wasting time inter-
viewing Sammy Sosa and
Rafael Palmeiro those con-
gressional committees ought
to be talking to the CEO
.of Shell Oil or, at the very
least, let'em call in the top oil
sheik), of. Saudi Arabia. Let's
investigate the steroids that
have invaded our oil prices!
If these Senate committees
want to "hear" something
that might accidentally help
a constituent, they need to
step on the gas as to "who
is juicing the transportation
juice"!
The problem with those
congressional hearings is
they can pry pretty deep!
And they can confuse you
a little on what you already
think you know or what you
didn't know at the time you
thought you knew it, or didn't
know it.
See what I mean?
You take the expression
"any performance enhanc-
ing drug" for instance. As I
have clearly stated above I
have never, and I repeat (you
have to repeat a lot in front
of those committees), never


(Not)
knowingly taken an.
stuff.....
Now, I'm not
here as "performance
ing" cod liver oil.
juice, milk or Wonde
Mother forced the
down my throat wh
just a pup with th
nition that "it is ,
you." The milk she
for healthy bones. A
the Wonder Bread b
sponsored Annie Oa
.At promised to "buil
bodies twelve ways."
I dutifully swallc
good (Wonder Bree
the bad (orange jui
with cod liver oil).
see any remarkable
my eyesight didn't
my biceps didn't b
couldn't leap tall bui
a single bound.....
I began to dou
early age this who
tive concept. I want
baseballs like Mickey
run the football like
Nagurski, wrestle
like Johnny Wei
and slam dunk l
Chamberlain. I look
like Barney Fife afte:
Lou beat him up.
Daydreaming
Ovaltine wasn't enoi
couldn't wish yourse
And this was year
Gold's Gyms and
vitamins. All we cou
the bigger body line
work and hope.
Our anodrone a
zolol was turnip gre
corn bread.
The first guy in
to be on steroids w
doubt.was, a Philistin
named Goliath: He
eight feet tall and
mean as a snake.
as it turned out his
and disposition did
him one bit in the ei
The second guy
that had to be on
was my older broth
the age of 10 to abou
those "performance
ing" additives turn
into a regular Fran]
He was five years o
twice as big. He cc
hit, out run out tac
fight and out mean
any and all occasion
were days he would
up some" just for bei
same universe as hi
so thankful when h
16 and got to racing
sporting girls around
I have never s
before but I have


Known
Sof that ed for years. that Marn E.
Pendleton might have also
counting been on the juice. She was
'enhanc- the meanest and the biggest
orange girl in our class. And she
er Bread. would grab you by the hair
first two and jerk you off the floor if
en I was you dared to hint, grin or
e admo- make any reference what-
good for soever about her mustache.
said was She did make a wonderful
nd I ate homecoming float.
because it She sent me Valentine
kley and cards and birthday presents
d strong for years. I would hide from
her at recess. I used to pay
owed the people to take her out. And
ad) with I was the most relieved per-
.ce laced son in the senior class when
I didn't she got engaged to Leroy
growth, Cunningham.
improve, And f am dead certain
iulge, I sure that every one, of those
ildings in Huntingdon High Mustangs
was taking "something" to
bt at an help them play football
le addi- Coach Scott said they "put
ed to hit their pants on just like we
y Mantle, did". None of us ever believed
c Bronko that! They stood up on the
alligators roof and jumped into their
ssmuller uniforms! And even if Coach
ike Wilt was right, there is a big differ-
:ed more ence between the 30 regular I
r Thelma was stepping into and the 52
double extra long every single
and one of their players wore!
ugh. You If I thought there were
lf bigger! pills around in 1964 that
*s before would have helped us beat
multiple Huntingdon I would have
ld do in taken them. We tried to dress
was eat, out Mary E. our junior year.
She would have made the
nd stan- weights in the program look
eens and a little better. If someone
had offered me a shot that
i history would enhance my perfor-
vithout a mance back then---I would
qe.soldier not4-have. taken itl We were
was over dedicated and desperate but
he was I wasn't, going to let nobody
'Course, stick a needle in me without
strength a fight!
nt help The ensuing years have
Snd. not altered my feelings
I i knew toward needles one iota.
steroids If it takes that to look like
er. From Charles Atlas, I don't want
t 15 or so
enhanc- no part of itl If it takes mul-
en hanc- tiple injections to make the
ned him front page of Muscle World,
ldernst nd Sports Illustrated or People
uld out Magazine, I'm not interested.
ckle, out Now, if they can come up
i me on with a pill that tastes like a
is. There Baby Ruth that will allow me
"bust me to create fresh and entertain-
ng in the ing ideas, write more concise
m! I was and riveting articles, keep
e turned me from dangling participles
cars and and wimpy endings..... bring
d. it on!
said this Respectfully,
suspect- Kes


- St.JoeI-


The Travels of Peter McFarland


by Dave Maddox
My maternal great grand-
father, Peter McFarland, was
born December 25, 1811
in the Province- of Ulster
the County of Armagh, in
Northern Ireland. During the
Irish potato famine, which
lasted from 1845-1850, he
left his wife, Bridget, and
infant son, John, to sail to
America to seek a better life
for his family. His destination
was Jackson County, Florida
where he had a relative named
Terrance Levy. Terrance was
living there with a Wimberly
family, relatives of Myra
Lancaster. Peter entered this
country through Savannah,
Georgia and traveled along
the roads of Georgia -and
Florida selling lace, but-
tons, and thread that he had
brought from Ireland. He car-
ried these items in a knap-
sack that was slung over his


shoulder.
Some time after reach-
ing Jackson County Peter
obtained a farm in the
Cypress Community. Later
his wife and son joined
him and they lived with a
Commerford family, anoth-
er Irish family, until he
could build a house for his
family. Life in America was
better for them than their
life in Ireland until John was
ten years old and his mother
died. Peter later married Ann
Adams on October 16, 1860
and my grandfather, Frank,
was born on May 15, 1862 to
that marriage.
The Civil War had already
begun and Peter joined the
Second Florida Calvary of the
Confederate Army, Company
G, in May 1864. Before leav-
ing for the war he sold the
farm to his son John so that


the farm would remain in the
family if he did not return
from the war.
While Peter was away in
the war a battle was fought
in Marianna in September
1864. The battle was fought
between a Union army and
Confederate troops con-
sisting mostly of old men
and young boys. The Union
troops raided the farms of the
citizens and took their food
and livestock. When they
raided Ann McFarland's farm
they took all of her animals
but left a. small colt, which
they could not use. When the
Union army left Marianna
for Pensacola they took with
them 200 horses and mules
and 400 head of cattle. They
had also confiscated 81 pris-
oners and a large number
of slaves. Their actions left
Jackson County devastated.
Peter was captured by
the Union forces and car-
ried to Fort Jefferson, an
island in the Gulf off of Key


West. He was later trans-
ferred to the,Union navy base
at Key West. While there he
was made a trustee and his
job was to collect firewood
for the navy base from the
islands around Key West. He
wrote to Ann that a ship
would be in St. Joseph Bay
on a particular day and if
she could get to the Bay
with their sons the ship
would bring them to where
he was in Key West. Ann
got some clothes and a few
things together along with
some Confederate money to
pay their way. Some of the
money, which she carried on
her journey, remains in the
family today.
Their journey was not
as easy then as it is now.
Ann and her sons first trav-
eled from Cypress to River
Junction (Chattahoochee)
and then rode a riverboat to
the Wewahitchka area. There
they, stayed a few days with
the Buck Willis family who
drove them in a horse and
wagon on the Old Iola and
St. Joseph railroad bed part
of the way to the bay. Ann
and her 16-year-old stepson
then walked and carried their
possessions and my 2-year-
old grandfather on down the


railroad bed to St. Joseph
Bay.
When they arrived they
saw a ship anchored in the
bay. Not knowing if this was
the ship that they were wait-
ing for they raised a white
cloth on a pole as Peter had
instructed them to do. Soon
some men came ashore in a
boat to pick them up. Much
to their surprise the ship was
part of the Union Navy forces.
Because of their experience
with Union soldiers raiding
their farm in Cypress, they
were understandably fright-
ened to be on a Union ship.
However, once they learned
that the ship was traveling
along the coast picking up
people who were loyal to the
Union and carrying them to
Key West they decided to go
along with them.
Peter, Ann, and their two
sons lived in Key West until
the war was over in 1865.
When Peter was released he
was able to obtain the boat
that he had used to collect
firewood for the base. I have
a permit that was issued
to him by the Collector of
Customs in Key West in 1865
"to operate a small boat the
schooner Nightingale in and
around the Florida Keys."


With the war over they
sailed the schooner to Tampa
where Peter traded it for an
ox and wagon. They drove
the wagon through the wil-
derness trails from Tampa
to Cypress, a slow journey of
some 250 miles. I recently
learned from a family mem-
ber that it took two months
to complete that journey.
They had to obtain food for
themselves and the ox and
let him rest some along the
way. When they arrived in
Jackson County they found
their field overgrown with
weeds and the house in need
of repair. Peter had to plow
the ox until he could obtain
a mule.
Life began to improve
over, the next few years and
they lived a comfortable farm
life. Peter had a heart attack
while riding his horse and
died on December 22, 1881,
at the age of 70, sixteen
years after returning home.
Ann died on May 31, 1900
at age 66. From the marriage
of Peter and Ann are many
descendants in Calhoun and
Gulf counties whose families
include the McFarlands and
Maddoxes.


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Water Concerns
The article/pub
notice appearing in t
paper concerning City of
Joe water provided ma
residents, and the fac
of why we were notice
certainly got my attentic
Wowl After all these years
is finally coming out, ab(
certain known and prove
facts, about what co\
affect our health, if we dri
certain chemically concoct
cocktails, better known
our local water, etc.
Many have noticed 1
"quietness" lately. Just che
it up to the fact that I've ji
about said and written
I can, trying to help oti
understand about so;
health factors of not just t
area, but just health fact
in general.
I spoke and wrote muc
over the years, about wt
we should really call, t
mixture of chlorine a
organic matter. In the noti
they referred to it as a nair
chemical and the symbo
abbreviation, but what
is, in fact, is dioxin. PlI
and simple. And I persona
question why they went
the trouble to even post 1
"notice" via your paper, if i
not some sort of danger
chemical cocktail, etc.
It is still what it h
always been, and possi
even worse, if there
occasional mixture add
from the fresh water cai
(ground water).
It is not healthy to drii
Now, I know, the screams a
hollers will start up aga
But believe me, just a
any Vet from Vietnam, tl
has received compensate
for Agent Orange dama
because that is exactly wl
dioxin can do to the hum
body.
The EPA tried for yee
to hide all this. But, ji
keep reading and watch:
and little by little more a


to the Editor .


more will sneak out, under
)li their required reports, under
the fancy little nicknames. But,
St. it is still the killer "dioxin"
ny and always remember, the
tor smaller the little body, the
ed, more those parts per billion,
on. trillion, etc. can affect.
, it And I amjust like everyone
out else, too broke, to be able to
Ten afford to buy reverse osmosis
uld purified water, or distilled,
nk and raising my family here,
ted we actually wore out three
as effective water filters over the
years. And now, in my golden
my years, like so many of you on
alk a fixed income, I too drink
ust the faucet cocktails served
all up by the local systems.
her Mrs. Marion Hough
me White City

tis Slow Down
As children are beginning
ch, a new school year, some
hat are experiencing "firsts"
he in their young lives. A
nd kindergartener's first day of
ce, school, a young boy or girl
aed walking to school for the first
ls/ time, a child transitioning
it from elementary to middle
ain school, or maybe a newly
ally licensed high-school student
to driving to school. These
the first-time experiences can
t is be daunting challenges for
,us children and parents.
During the summer,
has we've become accustomed
bly to driving on roads without
is school buses and we've all but
led forgotten about the school
nal bus stops and crossing.zones
on our daily commutes to and
nk. from work. But now, school
nd bus stops and crossing zones
in. are booming with hundreds
ask of kids, and drivers need to
hat pay extra attention over the
ion next few weeks to ensure a
age safe start to the school year.
hat Children are at a
.an disadvantage in most cases
because they are less visible
ars to motorists. Children are
ust also less capable than adults
ing of judging where and when
nd it's safe to cross a street and
less likely to fully understand


the consequences of their
potential misjudgments.
Statistics show that one-
fifth of all children age
14 and under who die in
motor vehicle crashes are
pedestrians. Many of these
fatalities are children who
ran across the street while
not paying attention to
oncoming vehicles.
During the months
of August and September,
AAA Auto Club South will
be carrying out its annual
"School's Open Drive
Carefully" educational
campaign, and the AAA
School Safety Patrol
members will be on full alert
for dangerous situations. We
ask that all drivers be on full
alert too. The best protection
to avoid a fatal mistake is for
drivers to slow down. Every
mile per hour you reduce
your speed allows for greater
reaction time. This could be
the difference between life
and death for a child who
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Use Turn Signals
Everyone has a 'pet-
peeve' that they would like to
let people know about, and
get it off their chests. Well,
here is your opportunity!
Write The Star Newspaper
in Port St. Joe, FLorida
with your 'pet-peeve!' Let off
some steam! Maybe by so
doing others will benefit and
change their ways.
I will begin with one of
my 'pet-peeves!' PEOPLE
WHO DON'T USE THEIR
TURN SIGNALS!
It seems that many
people either do not have a
left arm, or handle At times I
believe that they are totally
brain-dead, or are mentally
somewhere else Or that they
think the people behind them
can read their minds! Or they
may be ignorant about HOW
to use their turn signals,
or how to roll down their
windows and signal with
their left hand if their turn


signals are broken!
Some people are
arrogant, and/or rebellious,
and do not obey the laws,
and have no intentions of
being courteous, (WHAT IS
THAT?)... or careful towards
other drivers!
But it is a big problem
on the roads, and highways,
that causes many accidents,
and many 'close-calls!' And
even causes 'road-rage!'
Maybe the auto industry
can invent a device like the
ones that are now on vehicles
that go off if the seat belt
is not locked. Yeah. When
we need to make a turn
the device would somehow
automatically pick-up on
the drivers' desire to make
a turn, making the signal go
on! God help us! (Hey, I just
gave the auto industry a new
ideal)
Some people wait until
their vehicle is AT THE SPOT
where they are going to turn,
THEN...MAYBE...they turn
their turn signal on! But by
doing so, they have caused
the vehicles behind them to
almost have a 'bumper-to-
bumper' accident! Stupid
Dangerous! Thoughtless!
These drivers have NO
consideration for themselves,
or others! Remember folks,
there is precious cargo 'in-
EVERY vehicle! PLEASE!
PLEASE! USE YOUR TURN
SIGNALS so we can drive,
and return home safely.
LaVonne' D. Parke
Southport

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Whitfield Lollie

Willie Mae Lollie, age 72,
went to her heavenly home to
be with her Lord on August
15th after an extended
illness. She was a member
of Hope Family Worship
Center. She was a loving
wife, mother and sister that
will be deeply missed.
She was preceded in
death by a daughter, Brenda
Diane Lollie; father, Calvin
Carlos Whitfield; and a
brother, Alton Curlee.
She is survived by a loving
and dedicated husband, Roy
H. Lollie, Sr.; one son, Roy
H. Lollie, Jr. and wife, Lisa;
one daughter, Debbie Peak
and husband, Danny, all of
Port St. Joe; grandchildren,
Michael Lollie, Joey and
Patrick Mastro, Brandon
and Brittnee Peak; two


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Lollie and Madison Mastro.
She is also survived by her
brothers, Harmon, James
Earl and Wayne Whitfield all
of Altha and Jimmy Whitfield
of Blountstown; sisters,
Mozelle Gates of Blountstown
and Carolyn Peak of Port
St. Joe and mother Mary
Whitfield of Blountstown.
The family will receive
friends on Wednesday,
August 17 at Southerland
Funeral Home in Port St.
Joe from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
The service will be held on
Thursday, August 18 at 3:00
p.m. at Hope Family Worship
Center on Garrison Avenue in
Port St. Joe. Burial will follow
in Victory Hill Cemetery on
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the project would sever a
jurisdictional connection
with and damage existing
wetlands and therefore is
a project that will not be
approved for permitting.
"That's ridiculous in my
opinion," said Mayor Frank
Pate.
Bill Kennedy of Preble
Rish noted that the project
has three intertwined pur-
poses: to enhance the com-
munity; to provide a perma-
nent fix to issues pertaining
to storm water runoff into
the bay in the area; and to
improve the water quality of
the bay.
The proposal is, brief-
ly, to transform what was a
man-made conveyance ditch
with little or degraded 'habi-
tat into a storm water treat-
ment facility with plants pro-
viding, if you will, a filter for
storm water.


The amount of storm
water which can flow into
the bay from the Forest Park
area can be observed along
18th Street following any
major rain event. The volume
of water flowing directly into
the bay is substantial.
The DEP's stance is even
more baffling in light of the
water management district's
decision to rank the project
No. 2 in all of Florida for
storm water improvement.
"This is not for develop-
ment," Kennedy said. ."This is
to clean the water up."
Kennedy will meet with
the DEP next Tuesday,
though he sounded pessi-
mistic about making head-
way.
RECREATIONAL
INFRASTRUCTURE
The committee which
established priorities for the
application for state parks


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and recreational grants has
mapped out a five-year prior-
ity list which commission-
ers agreed Tuesday would
be part of the update to the
city's comprehensive plan,
which must be completed by
Jan. 1, 2008.
The priority in 2006
would be a facelift to Frank
Pate Park, including resto-
ration of the bay gazebo, a
new amphitheater/band-
stand, new or refurbished
restrooms, a playground for
youngsters aged 1-5, anoth-
er playground area for kids
aged 5-15 and underground
power for the tennis courts.
Centennial Park improve-
ments were identified as the
top project for grant aid in
2007; a new boat ramp for
2008; a regional sports com-
plex on a site yet to be iden-
tified in 2009 and the third
phase of Lamar Faison Fields
in 2010.
As for Lamar Faison
Fields, lights should- be
installed over the soccer
field in the next two weeks,


Railroad and is in the hands
of lawyers for final approval,
has halted construction on
the first phase of the Cape
Sewer Project.
Commissioners approved
paying out the dollars -
which have been banked by


developers who are footing,
the entire bill for the project-
- to move ahead with the,
second phase, which takes
sewer lines from Jubilation,
to Tapper's Cut, while the
easement issue is finally put
to rest.


Kennedy said.
The second phase of
the project will be bid out
immediately in three phases
- one for construction of a
bike path to connect to 22nd
Street and double tennis
courts; the second for two
pavilions/rest rooms; and
third for the irrigation, sprig-
ging and fertilization for the
second soccer field.
OTHER BUSINESS
In other business con-
ducted during Tuesday's
meeting:
Jerry Stokoe asked and
received permission to use
the STAC House from Nov.
1 to Dec. 20 as a drop-off
and storage center for this
year's Christmas for Kids
and Adults program.
Last year the program
assisted, by providing food
or presents, more than 1,100
people of all ages, from
youngsters to seniors.
-Securing a railroad
easement, which has been
slowed by the sale of the
Apalachicola Northern


Advisory Committee


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extending membership to
residents of North Port St. Joe,
to serve as board members. If
you are interested in joining,
please notify the WIG/CAC.
Please attend the monthly
meeting on September, 1 at
6:00 p.m. ET at 401 Peters
Street and/or mail response
to P.O. Box 754, Port St. Joe,
FL 32457 by September 1,
2005.
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By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
When Tropical Storm
Bonnie whipped its way
through Port St. Joe in
August of 2004, it did not
spare the offices of the Gulf
County Association for
Retarded Citizens (ARC).
The Peters Street
address suffered extensive
water damage, forcing ARC
employees to relocate to a
small space within the Life
Management building.
After months of dialogue
with the U.S. Department
of Agriculture's Rural
Development office, the ARC,
a non-profit organization that
serves the developmentally
disabled, received funding
for a new office and training
facility to be located on Water


Plant Road.
At Thursday's check
presentation, USDA Rural
Development State Director
Charles W. Clemons, Sr.
called the $515,130 award
"part of the silver lining
that came out of those big
clouds."
A $259,000 grant and
a $256,130 loan will fund
the construction of a 4,000
square-foot building that
will also house Gulf County
Transportation.
Payments on the 30-
year loan (at a 4.25 percent
interest rate) are comparable
to the ARC's current rent
payments.
The new building,
designed by Marianna
architect Paul Donofro,
Jr., will feature offices,


Gulf County ARC director Dianna Harrison, Gulf County
Transportation director Kathy Balentine and ARC board chairman
Melissa Ramsey hold a check for $515,130 presented to them on
Thursday by USDA Rural Development State Director Charles W.


Clemons, Sr. (at left).
a conference room and
kitchen, as well as storage
and support spaces.
The five-acre property is
a donation from the city.
At the check presentation,
ARC director Dianna Harrison
acknowledged the city's 25


years of support.
"Without the city, there
probably wouldn't be Gulf
ARC and Transportation,"
said Harrison, noting that
the ARC paid $1 a year rent
at the Peters Street address.
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Port Authority, St. Joe Continue Negotiations


By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
After re-structuring
and re-strategizing in late
May, the Port St. Joe Port
Authority is continuing
negotiations for two parcels
of property owned by the St.
Joe Company.
Following a regular
monthly meeting last week,
however,, Port Authority
members met with legal
council. behind closed doors
to receive an update on the
negotiation process.
Representatives from
the Port Authority say
negotiations with St. Joe
are going "exceedingly well"
and they look forward to
providing an update for the
public soon.
John Hendry of the
St. Joe Company is in
agreement.


"We're very encouraged
by where things are and we
look forward to moving to the
next stage," Hendry said.
Until a contractual
agreement is reached, neither
party is going public with the
negotiation details.
On Friday, Gov. Jeb
Bush announced a new
appointment to fill the seat
vacated by Gary Ros's earlier
this year.
Johnny 0. Mize, 49, of
Port St. Joe will served on
the Port Authority from Aug.
11, 2005 to July 18, 2007.
Nominated for the
position by Chairman Cox,
Mize said he knew there
were several obstacles to
overcome, but that he was
ready to "get his feet wet and
go to work."
Mize is the proprietor of
Mize Plumbing and Glass.


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David B. Langston, 54, of
Port St. Joe, was reappointed
for another term of service'
on the Port Authority for
four years. Beginning Aug.
11, Langston's service will
continue through July 20,
2009. Langston currently
serves as the director of the
Norris D. Langston Youth
Foundation.
Warren J. Yeager, 48,
also of Port St. Joe, has
been reappointed for .a term
effective Aug. 11, 2005
through July 27, 2009.
Yeager is a senior shipper
with Arizona Chemical.
In other business, the
Port Authority approved
the consent agenda which
included June 24 special-
called meeting minutes and
financial statements.
At the special meeting,
Port Director Tommy Pitts


reported on his attendance
at the Florida Ports
Council/ Florida Seaport
Transportation and Economic
Development in Fernandina
in early June.
Pitts reported that $1.4
million, remaining monies
after the Port Authority
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and 3.9-acre parcel of land,
had been reallocated. The
fund use was redefined
from its original purpose to
"develop and purchase land
for auto import operations"
to "purchase of land for port
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agreed to a regular meeting
schedule after a somewhat
irregular summer schedule.
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each month, calling special
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Plant Road property is
currently being conducted,
with construction on the new
facility anticipated to begin
around June.
For Harrison and Gulf
County Transportation
director Kathy Balentine,
Thursday's celebration
served as a reminder of the
work that still lay ahead.
"We didn't want the
people in the community to
get the misconception that
since we got half a million
dollars, we're in good shape,"
said Balentine, who noted
that annual state budget
cuts have affected both the
ARC and Transportation
organizations.
Though they are thrilled
by the USDA funds and
the promise of new offices,
Balentine and Harrison noted
that the money only covers
construction costs.
Not included in the
$515,130 are furnishings,
phone systems and a parking
lot for Gulf Transportation
vehicles.
To overcome the funding
shortfall, Balentine and
Harrison are launching
a two-part fundraising
campaign, with funds going
towards operating costs and
outfitting the new building.
The directors are
planning to sell bricks for


the new building, with
donors being recognized on
a plaque, and will host a
womanless beauty pageant,
Thanksgiving dinner and
talent show.
But before they
immersed themselves in their
fundraising efforts, Balentine
and Harrison took a moment
to relax.
At the ceremony, Gloria
Fennell-Langston took a seat
next to Harrison, her former
secretary. Fennell-Langston
has worked as the ARC's
bookeeper since its founding
in 1976, under a revolving
cast of directors.
"I'm just elated over the
whole matter," said Fennell-
Langston, who singled
Harrison out for special
praise.
"I've anticipated that
it would happen with the
vision of the right person,
and Dianna Harrison is that
person," she added.
As Harrison and
Balentine smiled knowingly,
Fennell-Langston recalled
her days at the Peters Street
address, with its leaky roof
and overflowing toilets.
She looked forward to
working in the brand new
facility.
"It's long overdue," she
said.


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By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
First-year coach Greg
Jordan could have just as
easily issued his players
life preservers as shoulder
pads when they reported for
fall football practices three
weeks ago.
"They've been wet,"
Jordan said with a laugh
this week. "It's been raining
up here just about every day.
We've been swimming here.
"We've got our work in.
We've had a good go of it for
the past few weeks. I know
one thing, well be ready if
the field is wet."
Wewahitchka hosts a
Kickoff Classic against East
Gadsden at 7 p.m. CT this
Friday at Gator Field.
Jordan comes to
Wewahitchka after spend-
ing the past four years as
defensive coordinator at
Blountstown High, which
reached the state title game
last year before losing by
four points.
He inherits a squad
which was in disarray by the
end of last season, a team
which won its first six games
under former coach Charles


Winchester before losing its
final four and being involved
in a brawl at Panama City
Beach Arnold to end the sea-
son.
Jordan was hired in the
spring as the school's new
football coach and athletic
director.
He inherits 11 return-
ing starters and brings
new energy to the team.
Summer workouts he said
were attended by 20 players
and though he's had to jet-
tison one lineman and had
two starters move out of the
district, Jordan was upbeat
about his team's chances in
the reconstituted District 1-
1A, which also includes Jay,
Freeport, Liberty County,
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"I hope we stay healthy,
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week and have some early
success so they can get some
confidence," Jordan said,
saying he did not wish to
put a specific record in front
of his team as a target. "We
want to win all our district
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to get the season started."
On the plus side, the
Gators return 20 juniors and
seniors, providing experience
on both sides of the ball. The
downside is a lack of depth,
reflected in the fact that as
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The offense Jordan has
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sets combining elements of
the power-I, Wing-T and Veer
and centered on maintaining
possession of the ball.
"We are going to try to
find a way to run the foot-
ball and control the clock,"
Jordan said. "The biggest
concern I've got is depth and
staying healthy.
"We are doing the
same things we did up (in
Blountstown) and that I


know are successful."
Junior Sean Bierman
returns at quarterback and
has taken to the new offense
and terminology installed by
Jordan.
"He has a pretty good
grasp of it," Jordan said.
"He's a quiet guy, not the
rah-rah type, but he throws
the ball well and runs well to
operate the offense we want
to use."
Ryan Ranie and Roy
Suber, both juniors, will
divide time at fullback.
Trannon Myers, a senior, will
be the wingback with senior
Johnny Jones, a contributor
to the Gators since he was in
middle school, at tailback.
"We've got some decent
speed," Jordan said. "The
key is how good everybody
else is, and we are in a
strong district.
"There is not a break in
the district. This is probably
the toughest schedule top to
bottom we've had here."
And with just 284
students at present,


Wewahitchka is likely one of
the smallest schools in the
district.
Senior Ben Holley, all 6-
foot-4, 295 pounds of him,
will anchor the offensive line
at left tackle. The other tack-
le will be junior Kyle Luckie.
Senior Trey Goodwin returns
at tight end.
The middle of the offen-
sive line, guards Alex Lewis
and Tyler Bush, and center
Nathan Rish, are all sopho-
mores.
Jordan will stick to his
base 4-3 defense, which
will feature an active front
seven.
"We don't sit still a whole
lot," Jordan said. "Well send
them. All anybody has to do is
look at tapes of (Blountstown)


from last year."
Goodwin, Chase Bailey,
Blaine Pitts and Suber will
rotate at defensive end, with
Holley, Luckie, Lewis and
Barnes providing depth at
tackle.
Bush will man the mid-
dle at linebacker, with Ranie
on the strong side and J.J.
Roberts on the weak side.
Jones will be at strong
safety, Myers at free safety,
with Joey Shipman, Michael
Bailey and Clarence Gray
rotating at cornerback.
"The kids are just ready
to play somebody else,"
Jordan said. "They are tired
of beating on each other.
They are ready to hit some-
body who isn't wearing red
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Sharks Face Tough Road To Open Season


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The road will be a long
and winding one in 2005 for
the Port St. Joe Sharks foot-
ball team.
Coming of? an 8-3 sea-
son, which concluded with a
first-round exit in the 2004
postseason, the Sharks face
a daunting early schedule
and plenty of time away from
home as a team inexperi-
enced in key areas seeks to
return to the playoff.
"We played well on the
road the las: three years,
but they'll have to grow up
quickly," said coach John
Palmer.
The Sharks will host
Vernon, a perennial playoff
team, in a Kickoff Classic
at 8 p.m. ET this Friday at
Shark Stadium.
The season begins with
three-straight road trips
against stiff non-district foes
Blountstown, Marianna
and Chipley.
The schedule in the
revamped District 1-1A isn't
a lot kinder, with trips to
county rival Wewahitchka as
well as Sneads and Jay, along
with home games against
West Gadsden, Freeport and
Liberty County, the latter
two playoff contenders on an
annual basis.
"The key to our season
is the district," Palmer said.
"Getting through that district
is huge. Getting a good start
in the district and be in the
hunt, that is big.
"Getting a district title in
this district, where we have
six district games and travel
.almost to Alabama for one,
and get home field in the
playoffs will be important.
"This is a tough district. We
hav;e to rise. up the chal-,
lenge."
'The Sharks return six
starters on both sides of the
ball, but lost players at key
spots, including quarterback
Kenny McFarland, top rusher
Randall Johnson and several
stalwarts along the defensive
lin6
Palmer is inclined to


divide time at quarterback
this season between junior
Mike Quinn and sophomore
Matt Gannon, who was at
the reins of the junior varsity
last year.
The two will divide time
in a new offensive scheme,
the Fling-T, which is essen-
.tially a hybrid of the Wing-T
but with wider splits along
the offensive line.
"We are trying to spread
the defense and take advan-
tage of our overall team
quickness," Palmer said.
"Our team speed is very good,
excellent. It should be one of
our strengths"
SQuinn *admaGannot1 will
provide opponents with mul-
tiple worries in preparation,,
despite their youth.
"Both have different
strengths," Palmer said.
"(Quinn) is a better run-
ner, more athletic, (Gannon)
is probably a better pock-
et passer, a more accurate
thrower.


"We've got to put them
in a position to be success-
ful and get some experience
without putting too much
pressure on them."
Palmer added that the
Sharks have a stable of solid
backs so that throwing the
ball 20 times a game is ren-
dered unnecessary and he
said the progress of the quar-
terbacks will determine how
much of the playbook he
opens up.
Seniors Ash Parker,
Quentin Jenkins and Daniel
Welch along with juniors
Ashley Davis and Mike Byrd
provide speed and depth in
; .the b acfigld,,Opponents will
see multiple looks with many
three-back formations.
The offense will oper-'
ate behind an offensive line
which returns all five start-
ers plus the tight end, trans-
forming a vulnerability last
year into a strength this
season.
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Norris, seniors, return at
tackle; junior Warren Floyd
and Patrick Bailey at guard
and sophomore Micahel
Griffin at center.
Terry Thompson, a
junior, will likely start for
Todd at tackle as Todd takes
on more defensive responsi-
bilities.
The Sharks will also alter
their defensive scheme, mov-
ing from a 4-4 base to a 4-3,
again to take advantage of
team speed.
"It's a little new, a lit-
tle different," Palmer said.
"We've got some speed so we
went to the 4-3 instead of the
4-4 we used to play."
Sidney Harris is the lone
returning lihbfeeni but Todd'
and Josh Jenkins, junior
Byron Peters and Griffin are
poised to fill the void.
Quentin Jenkins will
lead the linebacking trio
which also includes Floyd
and Davis.
Mike Quinn, Parker,
Larry and Welch will start in
the secondary.
The Sharks had a good
turnout in the fall, with


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varsity and' junior varsity confidence during a difficult
squads. Summer workouts early schedule in order to be
were well-attended, Palmer ready to be a player when
noted. district games arrive.


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By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Justin McCroan doesn't
raise his voice, doesn't search
for the direction of the spot-
light, doesn't do the chest-
bumping or bicep-flexing
that proclaims to the world,
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All he does, his baseball
coach said, is work. Hard.
That work paid off in two
ways in the past couple of
weeks as McCroan, one of
the 11 graduating seniors
who enjoyed special rides
on the baseball diamond the
past two seasons with Port
St. Joe High, was recognized
by his team and signed a
scholarship to play at the
next level.
McCroan signed
with Alabama Southern
University, a two-year school
in Monroeville, where, as he
started practice this week,
he anticipated continuing
the winning ways he learned
with the Sharks.
"(Signing the scholarship)
makes me feel good," said
McCroan, who was recently
named "The Most Improved"
player for the 2005 Sharks.
"It sure makes my
parents (Phil and Karen
McCroan) happy," McCroan
added with a wry smile.
"It will be fun. Our team
is real good. If we are as
good as we look on paper, we
should be at the top of the
conference."
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about teams being on top.
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past two seasons, reaching


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the regional finals state
quarterfinals in 2004 and
the state semifinals earlier
this year.
"That was a good ride,"
McCroan said. "I just hope
to keep the winning streak
going up there. I learned
a lot (the past two years).
Being under pressure like
we were so much, that
helps you as a player."
As a senior second-baseman,
McCroan hit .374 with six
doubles and 18 RBI. He had
a healthy .484 on-base per-
centage and fanned just 12
times in 91 at-bats.
"I think (Alabama
Southern is) getting some-
body who works so hard,"
said Shark coach Chuck
Gannon. "He's worked and
really improved each of the
three years he's been on the
varsity."
McCroan has also talked
to Gulf Coast Community
College, but new coach Mike
Kandler had no scholar-
ships to offer. He put in a
call, however, to one of his
former employers, Alabama
Southern, where he'd been a
pitching and head coach.
McCroan will likely move
from second to shortstop for
Alabama Southern, which,
Gannon said, was enamored
of his arm and versatility.
"They like his arm,"
Gannon, said. "He has a
strong arm. The thing hell
be able to play several infield
positions for them.
"Justin was a great play-
er, all the seniors were. That


leads to back-to-back 20-win
seasons. That's a tribute to
them. They did what they
were supposed to do. They
came to practice every day,
worked hard and our coach-
es did a tremendous job and
our kids responded."
McCroan joins Travis
Burge (FSU) and Kenny
McFarland (playing football
at Delta State) and Bart
Lowry (looking at GCCC with
Florida A&M in the picture)
from the 2005 Sharks as
having received offers of full
or partial rides to play at the
next level.
Also of note for the
2005 Port St. Joe High School


baseball team was the team
honors handed out over the
summer.
Due to a variety of cir-
cumstances, the team never
was able to schedule a for-
mal banquet to celebrate the
season.
McFarland was named
the "Offensive Player of the
Year" while Burge and Aaron
Little shared "Defensive
Player of.the Year" honors.
The 11 seniors were
named co-captains of the
squad and McCroan "Most
Improved."
The players voted team
manager Jonathan Davidson
as the winner of the "Pride of


the Sharks" award.
McFarland won the
"'Hoss' Wilder Memorial
Hustle Award" given to the
player who receives the most
votes from his teammates for
exemplifying "unusual and
outstanding effort on the
field, enthusiastic participa-
tion" and the player who has,
"on the basis of his ability,
attained the highest level of
performance."
The team also thanked
several key sponsors of their
season and their postseason
run: Tommy Knox, Jay Rish,
Ralph Rish, TOC and Rick
Williams and the Board of
County Commissioners.


Medical Reserve Corps to Hold Organizational Meeting


by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
While emergency
response following Hurricane
Dennis was commended
by most in> Gulf County,
Shirley Rich is hoping
her organization can offer
assistance in the future.
The Medical Reserve
Corps (MRC) of Rural
Northwest Florida will be
conducting an organizational
meeting this Friday at the Gulf
County Health Department.
Established about a year
, ago after-, receiving a grant.
from the U.S. Department
of Homeland Security,
the MRC would assist the
community during a large-


scale emergency.
The most recent and
familiar emergency of this
type would be a hurricane.
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emergencies like a terrorist
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County Health Department
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scouring Gulf
County for
comrades in their sporting
revolution.
The Panama City-based
Emerald Coast Barracudas
is one of 38 teams within the
National Women's .Football
Association, founded in
August 2000 by sports and
entertainment entrepreneur
Catherine Masters.
After a period of upheaval
in which the Barracudas
swapped owners and names
(the team was formerly the
Emerald Coast Sharks) and
a rebuilding, 0-8 season,
the players have gained new
focus under the direction of
head coach David Freehand.
A 285-pound former
Appalachian State University
football player, Freehand
believes the greatest obstacle
his team faces is one of


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perception.
"This is a Bible-belt area
and there's some things
women aren't supposed to
do, and if they do, there's
something
wrong with
them," said
Freehand.
"You have to
dispel all that
C=L./=7A' stuff."
Freehand,
who has coached women's
teams before, but never
in such a male-dominated
sport, called football "80
percent desire."
"These women really
have the desire to do this
because they've always been
told they couldn't," he said.
The team's 12 returning
players range in size from 5-
foot-2 to 6-1, and come from
all walks of -life. They are
mothers, students, military
personnel and nurses.
"Everybody's got to
have their outlet, and for
a lot of them, this is it,"
said Freehand, noting that
some dedicated players live
as far away as Bonifay and
Dothan, while others plan
their pregnancies around the
off season.
While Freehand is


mindful of a woman's
physiology during the team's
conditioning exercises, he
does not cut his players any
slack. .
There's no crying on
Freehand's team.
"I coach this team as if I
was coaching a man's team,"
said Freehand. "My object is
to win."
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in which they excel. Many
of his players are new to the
game, and are surprised to
discover that they possess
hidden talents.
"I've got some women, if
the strength difference didn't
exist, could play with men,"
said Freehand.
One such player is Megan
Johnson, whom Freehand
describes as "one of the best
receivers in the league."
Freehand believes
his current team has the
requisite desire and skill to
make a name for itself in
the NWA.
"Potential for greatness
with this team exists, it's
just a matter of numbers,"
Freehand noted.
To shore up the
team's roster, Freehand is
recruiting in surrounding
areas, and planning meet-
and-greets on Sept. 17, Oct.
15 and Nov. 19 outside the
Wal-Mart on 23rd Street in
Panama City.
The 2006 season, will
begin in mid-April, and
end in July, with the NWA
championship taking place
in August.
A football mini-camp
will begin the first Saturday
in October, and will focus
on conditioning. Starting


in January, the Barracudas
will practice three nights
a week with helmets, and
the players will practice in
frill pads towards the end
of January until the season
opener.
The Barracudas play
eight games a season,
four at home at the Buddy
McLemore stadium and
four away. Last season, the
team matched up against
Pensacola, New Orleans,
Biloxi and Huntsville.
In recent years, the
fan base has grown from
a handful of loyalists to a
teaming throng of some 500
people.
Eddie Reinholtz,
Johnson's husband, handles
sales and marketing for the
Barracudas and is his wife's
number one supporter.
"We've got the best fans
in the world," Reinholtz
noted. "It gets rowdy over
there."
With sponsors such
as Lloyd Nissan/Pontiac,
Dominoes and Pizza Hut, the
Barracudas have professional
uniforms, bus transportation
and a medical staff.
"The only thing we don't


have is male cheerleaders,
and I just don't look good in
a skirt," Reinholtz laughed.
For information on
becoming an Emerald Coast
Barracuda, contact head
coach David Freeland at
(850) 271-1743.
Women must be at least
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dents.
In grades 4-8, the state
requires 22 students per
teacher; in Gulf County the
number is 17 students per
individual teacher.
Grades K-3 are problem-
atic, however, if the numbers
remain static.
The district average is
18.81 students per teach-
er for those grades the


state requirement is 18. In
Port St. Joe, the averages
are under the state require-
.ments, but in Wewahitchka
there are nearly 21 students
per teacher so the School
Board would likely face a
decision on moving an addi-
tional teacher to the young-
est grades in Wewahitchka in
the near future.
The other side of the
enrollment numbers is that
each student brings dollars


into the district. The School
Board's budget has over the
past few years reflected a
slow slippage in the number
of students and, in turn, new
dollars.
While the state will pay
half of any dollars lost due to
a shortfall in enrollment com-
pared to projections when the
first of several funding calcu-
lations arrives in October,
the district will still stand
to lose more than $61,000 if
numbers are not bolstered in
the coming weeks.
"That's (more) than
a teacher's salary," Wilder


noted.
In other news during
Tuesday's meeting:
Congressman Allen
Boyd, D-North Florida, will
come to Wewahitchka on the
afternoon of Aug. 30 to meet
with School Board members
and examine the pit that
sits adjacent to Wewahitchka
Middle School and the high
school athletic facilities.
According to Wilder, Boyd
is considering the feasibility
of transporting some of the
sand placed on dredge spoil
sites along the Apalachicola
River to fill the pit. The costs


Two Scholarships Awarded


By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Nathan Grimes and
Kimberly Pickett will start
classes this fall with a little
extra cash in their pockets.'
"I'm going to use it to
buy those books," Pickett, a
2002 graduate of Port St. Joe


High School, laughed.
With the average college
student spending nearly
$900 per year on textbooks,
Pickett's $1,000 performing
arts scholarship from the
Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce and Gulf County
Scholarship will certainly


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Kimberly Pickett and Nathan Grimes (seated) accept scholar-
ship checks from Melissa Ramsey on behalf of the Gulf County
Scholarship Fund. The recipients were joined by their parents, (I-r)
Boyd Pickett, Paula Pickett and Dan Grimes.


help her.
Grimes, a 2005 graduate
of Wewahitchka High School
and recipient of the visual
arts scholarship for $1,000,
is headed to Florida State
University on Aug. 29 to
start work on his visual arts
degree.
Jay Rish of Century 21
Gulf Coast Realty and Melissa
Ramsey of the Gulf County
Scholarship Fund presented
both students with $1,000
scholarships last Thursday
on behalf of A Taste of the
Coast An Artful Affair.
Ramsey told both
graduates of Gulf County
high schools that, on behalf
of the Scholarship Fund,
"We have confidence in your
success."
"Being from a small town
doesn't limit anything you
can do," Ramsey added.
Grimes was not only a
recipient of one of this year's
art scholarships, he also


made several contributions
to this year's Taste of the
Coast event.
Grimes contributed a
sketch, "Guitar Resting,"
an oil on canvas entitled,
"Castle" and a "Lighthouse"
depicted in markers and
pastels.
When asked for what
he intended to use his
scholarship, Grimes said he
was not certain, but of the
award, he said, "It helps,
that's for sure."
Patti Blaylock, A Taste
of the Coast organizer,
told Grimes the committee
hoped he would return for
next year's event and make
some more donations for the
auction.
Mel Magidson, president
Chamber of Commerce
president, told both young
artists he hoped both would
someday return to their
hometowns and, "...show
what kids from this county
can accomplish."


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of labor, in particular, would
likely be a hurdle the district
would have to scale before
action could be taken.
The School Board
approved, pending an under-
standing of the content of
the program, to partner with
Investigator Chris Buchanan
of the Gulf County Sheriff's
Office to bring a program
called NetSmartz to district
schools.
The program aims at
informing kids about some
of the perils to their safety
that could arise while using
the Internet. Such a program
has taken on greater impor-
tance in the past few months
as two local men have been
arrested by deputies after
soliciting minors for sex over
the Internet.
The construction of new

classrooms at Wewahitchka
Middle School is on pace,
with the pouring of the foun-
dation slab awaiting final
engineering drawings for
a reconfigured technology
room.
The School Board also
approved language for the
plaque which will name the
new wing of the Middle School
in honor of Oscar Redd, the


School Board chairman who
passed away in June.
Speaking of Redd, the
governor has yet to appoint
a replacement to occupy
Redd's District 1 seat for
the completion of his term,
which expires next year.
Wilder said he had contacted
the office of House Speaker
Allan Bense, R-Panama City,
asking Bense to lobby Gov.
Jeb Bush to make a deci-
sion.
The original timeline pro-
vided by the governor's com-
munications office .was sev-
eral weeks following Redd's
death, then the beginning
of the school year. With
school now started there is
a sense of urgency among
board members to fill the
open seat.
Over the weekend, the
Davida Byrd Foundation
handed out six $500 schol-
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board member Billy Quinn,
Jr. said. Over the first 10
years of its existence, the
foundation has now given
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husband, David, raise around 35 donkeys, 20 quarter horses and four mules on their 25-acre
Wewahitchka estate.



At Home at the Zoo


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
David Rich reclined
on the back porch of his
Wewahitchka home as his
wife, Betty, described the
blossoming of a courtship a
few yards away in the donkey
pen.
"It's a circus around
here," David said with


amused resignation. "Or a
zoo."
The Rich family zoo,
located less than three miles
from Rich's IGA, is populated
by an impressive assemblage
of donkeys, mules and
horses, with a pungent goat
and narcoleptic potbellied pig
thrown in for good measure.
David and Betty are


A quarter horse grazes on the ranch. The Richs breed quarter
horses for sale in horse shows around the country.


the attentive zookeepers,
their shared love of horses
predating their 36-year
marriage.
At age 12, David Rich
began visiting the late Fred
Maddox's Port St. Joe home,
seeking permission to ride
his horses.
Maddox, who 'also raised
a herd of cattle on the
peninsula, taught Rich the
ropes. He later loaned him
a pony car, which Rich still
has.
"He said, 'Son, you
just keep it, if I ever need
it, I know where it's at,'"
remembered Rich, who once


featured the pony cart in
Christmas parades.
Betty Rich got her first
horse at the age of 10, a
present from her parents.
Joined by other Port St.
Joe youngsters, she rode her
horse all over town, and out
on Cape San Bias, which
then boasted only a few
homes and little traffic.
"We'd pack water and ride
all day," Rich remembered.
Modern Excellence
Since their marriage, the
Richs have raised quarter
horses, which they sell in
horse shows in Georgia,
Mississippi, Ohio and
Missouri.
The couple currently
owns) around 20 quarter
horses, nearly all sired by
a stallion named Modem
Excellence.
Modern Excellence
boasts an impressive
pedigree. His father, Zippo
Pine Bar was, in his heyday,
the all-time leading sire of
pleasure horses.
"A rancher in Texas just
started breeding him 'and he
wound up with the prize,"
said David Rich.
Rich acquired Zippo Pine
Bar's son from Kiff Parrish, a
Paco, Ga. judge who claimed
that Modem Excellence was
the best horse ever to graze
on his ranch.
Modern Excellence
stayed in the Rich family for
eight years, before the couple
sold him to an Iowa rancher.
"We weren't, breeding
enough mares around here
to make it profitable (to keep
him)," said David Rich.
Though they sent Modem
Excellence packing, the Richs
included a non-negotiable
clause in their contract with
the Iowa rancher. The Richs
would retain five breeding a
year for the rest of Modem


A pair of young donkeys approach when the dinner cry is
sounded.


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of modem science, the
Richs' mares are artificially
inseminated with the
stallion's sperm, shipped
from Iowa in refrigerated
containers. The mares are
inseminated twice within a
24 hour period.
Modem Excellence, who
is breeding 50-60 mares a
year in Iowa, is now the
absentee father of a growing
Wewahitchka brood.
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a golf cart weighed down with
loaves of sliced bread and
rounded the donkey pen.
As she drove, Rich
pointed to a donkey separated
from the rest of the herd by a
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"They don't like him and he
don't like them."
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As Rich approached the
gate, hungry donkeys trotted
up to meet her. The rest,
she summoned, screaming
"Come here babies," and
corralling them towards her
outstretched bread basket.
One donkey, all bleating
attitude, let loose a cry from
inside the isolation pen.
"He's got to have
attention," said Rich, giving
the donkey the cold shoulder
as she made her way back
towards the gate.


A pair of donkeys strike a pose.
Betty and David were
preparing to go to a horse
show over the weekend. A
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to accompany them in their
RV, with a pair of quarter
horses following behind in
a trailer.
Their daughter, Amy,
usually accompanies them
at the shows, flying in from
Atlanta and riding their
horses inside the 125-by-
200-foot ring.
Betty Rich admits


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"They're just like
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forward in her speeding
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May at the Covenant House.
There were over 100 family
members as well as friends
present.
Until about 1997, Mrs.
Butts remained active in the
Oak Grove Assembly of God
Church and the children all
knew where she kept the
candy dish in her house
next door to the church. She
taught Sunday school for
many years. No one thinks
about her without telling
you about her good cooking
especially her four-layered
chocolate cake. She thought
nothing, of responding to
a friend's request to drive
them to the grocery store.
Mrs. Butts gave unselfishly
of herself to meet the needs
of her husband and children.
She even shucked oysters in
Apalachicola when the two
younger ones were in school
just so she could buy extra
things for them.
Mr. Butts worked as a
commercial fisherman until
retirement age, at which time,
he sold his boat, "Miss Lena."
He is still known as "Captain
Henry" by many friends and
to some, he is still thought of
as a deacon for his 40+ years


of service as a deacon in Oak
Grove Assembly. Today, he
is better known as "Papa"
to most grandchildren and
friends.
Several years ago, Mr.
Butts was honored in Orlando
with the Distinguished
Community Service Award
for his many years with Gulf
County Transportation as a
driver. He began his second
career as a driver when he
retired from commercial
fishing at the usual
retirement age. It was only
last year when the couple
moved from Port St. ,Joe to
Kinard, that he reluctantly
gave up his job.
These days, you might
see Mr. and Mrs. Butts as well
as their miniature poodle,
"Candy" driving around
on the golf cart, usually to
dispose of the trash. For a few
years now, Henry hab been
taking good care of his wife,
Lena, by buying groceries
and cooking the meals. His
specialty is pot roast and he
makes delicious fried corn
bread. Lena taught him quite
well, because he can even
bake biscuits almost as
good as the ones she made.


Henry and Lena Butts


At 90 and 95, the hard-
working couple are thankful
to their family and friends at
Covenant House for helping
out when Henry doesn't feel
like cooking or driving to the
grocery store. To those who
know this couple, you only
have to spend a few minutes


with them to realize what
has kept them together all
these years. It is not only
their sense of humor but
their strong love, affection,
respect and commitment to
each other as well as to God,
family and friends.


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A ceremony was held
June 30 for Sr. Master Sgt.
Larry P. Lomax's promotion
to Chief Master Sgt., the
top enlisted grade achieved
by only 1% of the entire
enlisted force, at Tyndall
AFB. A reception followed
the ceremony at the Beacon
Beach Marina on Tyndall
AFB.
Members of the ceremony
were: Lt. Col. Ed Manning,
Chief Lomax, Ret. Chief
Mike Gilsleichter, wife and
daughter of Chief MSgt.,
Lauren Ragan Lomax and


Brandi Russ, grandchildren;
Ivey and Ragan Russ, son
in law; Johnny Russ SMSgt.
Dennis Cook and SMSgt.
Gerry Berry escorted Mrs.
Lomax and Mrs. Russ into
the assembly room. Other
distinguished guests present
were the Commander of
AFCESA, Col. Gus Elliot, Ret.
Chief Al Oeding, Ret. Army
Col. Jim Lunsford and wife,
Kathy, Chief Nancy McHugh,
Chief Marita Woods, Bob
Larson, VP of Operations at
McCully-Brown and Chief
Sheehan.


After recognizing
the Official Party and
distinguished guest, Ret.
Chief Gilsleichter turned
the program over to Lt. Col.
Manning. Col. Manning
briefed the audience on Chief
Lomax's civilian and military
career. The Promotion order
was published, with Ret
Chief Al Oeding, Chief Nancy
McQHugh, Mrs. Lomax and
Mrs. Russ assisting in the
pinning. Chief Sheehan
read the Chief's Creed and
Rules then presented them
to CMSgt. Lomax. After


presenting bouquets of
flowers to Mrs. Lomax, Mrs.
Russ and Mrs. Lunsford,
CMSgt. Lomax presented
his closing remarks. Chief
Lomax stressed he felt his
duty was not only to make
sure our servicemen have
the necessary equipment in
wartime, but also to ensure
their survival and safe
return.
Chief Lomax is the
Individual Mobilization
Augmentee(IMA) for the
Expeditionary Engineering
Manager, Head-quarters


Air Force Civil Engineers
Support Agency, Tyndall
AFB FL. He provides
vision, planning, policy and
guidance for over 29,000
total force CE warfighters
worldwide. He also holds a
civilian, contractors position
with McCully-Brown as a
Civil Engineer, working the
same programs.
Chief Lomax was born
in Oct. 1950 to Gerald
and Katherine Lomax
(now Cooper) of Lexington,
NC. After graduating from
Lexington Sr. High School,


he entered the U.S. Army
in 1968 as a Nike Hercules
Missile crewman, later
changing his career field to
logistics management. Chief
Lomax left the Active Duty
Army in 1972 as a Specialist
E-5. In 1973 he joined the
NC Army National Guard
as a Sgt.E-5 in Detachment
1 Battery A 113th Field
Artillery, Thomasville, NC.
There he served as the
battery training manager,
leaving upon completion of
his one year commitment.
In April 1991, Chief
Lomax joined the NC Air
National Guard's 145 CES
in Charlotte, NC as one of
the last E-4's. He returned
to the logistics career field,
but within a year cross-
trained into administrative
management and was
promoted to Staff Sgt. His
desire to become more active
in day to day CE operations
prompted him to cross train
twice more, first into utilities,
and later into operations
management.
In 1992, the 145 CES
allowed Chief Lomax to deploy
for a 2-week assignment
to the Air National Guard
Readiness Center, Andrews
AFB, MD. He remained
there for 7 years, serving as
the Prime Beef/Red Horse
Program Manager for the Air
National Guard and receiving
2 promotions, Technical Sgt.
and Master Sgt.
In 1999, Chief Lomax
accepted an IMA position with
the Air Force Civil Engineer
Support Agency as the Prime
Beef Program Manager
and was promoted to Sr.
Master Sgt. .in Sept. 2002.
In Feb. 2003, Chief Lomax
received the distinguished
Society of American
Engineers Goddard Award
in Washington DC. He has
also received the Meritorious
Service Medal, the Air Force
Commendation Metal, the Air
Force Achievement Medal,
the Air Force Outstanding
Unit Award, and the SW
Asia Service Medal with one
Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster.
In Feb. 2003, Chief
Lomax married the former
Lauren Ragan of Pelham, Ga.
Besides daughter, Brandi
Russ, they share a son, Kyle
Hickey of Odessa, Tex., a son
Todd Lomax, and daughter,
Ashley Lomax of Thomasville,
NC, grandchildren, Ivey,
Ragan, Tyler, Jackson,
Madison, Molly and Ryan.
Recently, the couple moved
to Bainbridge, Ga., but also
have a home in St. Joe
Beach.


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Whether she is ripping
off wall paper from an old
-cottage, cleaning a gutter,
decorating a classic living
room, cooking a gourmet
meal, teaching a class the
intricacies of Jane Austen or
explaining the fine nuances
of supplements added to
your diet, Diana Duran is at
home.
Diana has a very
diverse background with
an education in psychology
and dietetics training and. a
background in modem dance
and ballet.
Born and raised in Cal.,
she has traveled extensively
and lived in Europe and
around the world, living
several years in Paris, France.
While there she did some
modeling. She speaks several
languages fluently and is at
home in any venue.
She has renovated
cottages in Georgia and
Apalachicola, Florida. In
Atlanta she'has help turn
communities from poverty-
stricken areas to high end
trendy art communities. In
the renovation process she
has donned gloves, overalls
and done as much work as
the rest of the crew. She has
also helped decorate Royal
family's homes in Atlanta
and other cities as well as
being an incredible cook and
nutritionist.
Diana has produced
local TV shows in Atlanta
and taught dance and
aerobics at the same time.
Before purchasing Nature's


of-All-Trades


Diana Duran


Perfect Food Market & Cafe
on Williams Street in Port
St. Joe where she is now
offering breakfast and lunch
with reservations taken on
Friday and Saturday nights
for Italian dinners, Diana
did substitute teaching at
Port St. Joe High School last
year.
She is a community
person as she has served
as the Chair for the Friends
of the Gulf County Libraries
Used Book Sale and as
secretary for the Coastal
Writers Group. She is a
member of the Gulf Alliance
for Local Arts and on a team
for the Relay for Life 2006.
An avid reader, some
of Diana's favorite authors
are Pearl S. Buck, Kurt
Vonnegut and Pat Conroy.
Some of her favorite movies
are. The Edge, Forest Gump
and Blade Runner.


Her hobbies reading,
writing and playing board
games like Scrabble.
She is working on her
first novel at this time and
spends a lot of time on that.
For relaxation she enjoys
walking on the beach at
sunsets and enjoying her
life in this new town with
the ocean, the sand and the
friendly folks she has come
to know.
She is a dynamo of
energy and warmth and she
shares it with her, heartfelt
giving to the community in
all the organizations she
belongs to.
Spending an hour or a
day with Diana opens up a
whole new world to her new
friends. She is definitely one
,talented lady and a "Jill Of
All Trades".


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by Aaron Farnsley suited for one type of account
In the past few years, the over the other. However, in
general public has become general, I believe that the
much more aware of fee- commission'based brokerage
based investment advisors, structure has several
For those who are unaware of inherent conflicts of interest.
the terminology, a fee-based, First, since a commissionable
or in some cases fee-only, broker gets paid each time
investment advisor provides the client makes a trade,
their services for a fee. The there is the possibility for a
fee can be in the form of broker to make unnecessary
an hourly rate for services trades in ah account in order
provided, or a percentage of to generate more revenue for
assets under management. themselves. This is called,
Themostcommonassetbased "churning an account," and
fee is 1.00% of the account is most likely not in the best
balance being managed. This interest of the client from a tax
compensation structure is planning and/or investment
different from a traditional selection standpoint.


broker that generates their
revenue from commissions
that are generated each time"
a transaction is made in a
client's account.
Each specific client
situation may be better


Second, some investment
products generate a larger
commission than others.
For example, some mutual
funds pay brokers a higher
commission than others; or
may not even pay a broker


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The Star at 227-1278


Iroker: Fee. v. Commission


I recommend that people
choose their advisor based on
their applicable education,
experience in the profession,
comments from existing
clients, and the ability to
work together. In addition, it
is important to have a very'


candid conversation of how
your broker is compensated
for their services.
Aaron Farnsley is a
Certified Financial Planner,
a Chartered Financial
Consultant, and has an MBA
from Florida State University.


For questions regarding
this article, or suggestions
for topics of future articles
please e-mail Aaron Farnsley
at Aaron.Farnsley@(,Farnsley.
com. or call him at 653-
3233.


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commission. Therefore, there
is the motivation for brokers
to steer clients away from
funds despite how good
they may be that pay low or
no broker commission, and
toward mutual funds that
pay higher commissions.
Since a fee-based broker
is not compensated from a
commissionable standpoint,
there is no regard for the
level of compensation that a
mutual fund pays. Instead,
the recommendations
provided by a fee-based
advisor can be much more
objective.
Since many articles in
financial publications have
touted the benefits of using
a fee-based advisor, it is
possible for investors to focus
solely on the compensation
structure of a firm when
choosing a broker. This is
also a mistake. There are
good commissionable brokers
and good fee-based brokers.
Conversely, there are sub-
par brokers with both
compensation structures. For
example, why pay someone
1.00% if they have no
experience in the profession
and/or provide bad advice?


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Bishop, Bailey & Lane
The Fish House
Regan's Oyster Bar & Pub
St. Joe Rent-All
Smiley's Car Wash

Donna Spears
John Norman
Sabrina Mallon
Benny Roberts & Crew
John Fowler
April Lewis


Prickly Pears
Mexic6 Beach CDC
Hippie John
Beachwalk
Oathey's Ace Hardware
Brown Cow's Ice Cream Shoppe
Bayside lumber


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Valerie Vidal
Mark Moore
Dewey Blaylock
GOSCA Staff & Friends
Jim Wood


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Beachcombers Restaurant
Sunset Coastal Grill
Capt. Clint Moore
Mize Plumbing
un Coast lav, & landscaping
irker Realty of Mexico Beach
Indian Pass Marine
The Appliance Solution
Paradise Coast Rentals
Accurate Title
Toucan's Restaurant


Paradise Drafting
M.B.A.R.A.
Ramsey's Printing
Gulf Foods
Killer Seafood
Sunshine Electric
Lester Appraisal
Dockside Cafe


Clint Moore
Ricky Gomillion
Dan Van Vleet
Gerry Stokoe
Freddy Watkins
Mary Jo Marsh


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by Roy Lee Carter,
County Extension Director
If you discover bugs
attacking your plants, you
may be tempted to reach for
the nearest pesticide. But,
that could be a big mistake
on two counts. In your
haste, you might apply a
chemical that would do more
harm than good. You might
not even need a pesticide.
Those who believe
chemicals offer the only sure
solution to house plants pest
attacks are at least partially
wrong. While commercial
pesticides usually are
essential for coping with
severe infestation, many
insect problems on house
plants can be controlled
through regular inspection


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and proper care. If you'll
follow a few easy steps, you
can get rid of most common
indoor plant pests before
they have a chance to reach
critical population levels.
If a pest problem
develops, there are several
things you can do. When
only a few insects are seen,
the simplest solution is to
physically remove them.
Large pests, like caterpillars,
slugs, and snails, can easily
be picked off by hand.
Although they are rather
small, such villains as aphid's
mealy bugs can be seen well
enough to be removed with
tweezers. Another way to
get rid of aphids and mealy
bugs is to dip a cotton ball in
rubbing alcohol and stroke
it gently on and infested
areas. But, use only a small
amount. Too much alcohol
will burn foliage.
You also can control
insects by spraying plants
with a forceful stream of
room temperature water -
a stream strong enough to
wash the bugs away, without
damaging the foliage. If you
spray your plants about
once every two weeks, you'll
eliminate nearly all of the
common pests. Most insects
are found on the undersides
of leaves. So, spray these
areas well. Giving your
plants frequent showers also
helps keep them clean and
attractive.
Washing plants with a
mild soap solution is another
way to control insects. Mix
two teaspoons of a mild


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Wayne Rowlett, Realtor


WHY OVER-
IMPROVE?

You live in a fine older
home in a good neighbor-
hood, but you're ready to sell
because of retirement, or job
relocation, or any number
of reasons to move. You've
noticed over the years that
some of your neighbors have
remodeled, added on, replaced
old windows. Now you're con-
cerned that your home won't
look as attractive as the oth-
ers, but just how much do you
need to remodel to persuade
potential buyers?
Surprisingly little If your
home is in good condition and
offers amenities like location,
multiple bedrooms and baths,
or large yard. A real estate
agent can walk through your
home and offer sound ideas
for reasonable improvements
that will get you the best price


lor vour home. Often. the
_reatest suggestion is to sim-
ply repaint th< extenor and
possibly some Intenor spaces

You'll be happy to know
that painting is one of the most
profitable cosmetic improve-
ments you can make. The
time and money invested can
really pay off when your home
looks fresh and well cared for.
Major kitchen or bath remod-
eling can be a major and cost-
ly inconvenience for you if not
absolutely necessary.

Just be sure to get your
home into its best presentable
condition before you list it,
and then let buyers imagine
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to suit their desires. Stop
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Thinking of selling? Call for
a free consultation. Wayne
Rowlett of Barefoot Properties,
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detergent in a gallon of
water, and apply the solution
with a soft brush or cloth.
You'll probably want to wash
plants outdoors, or in a large
sink. For very large plants,
that are difficult to be move,
you can use a sponge or
toothbrush to clean them.
Most plants benefit from a
thorough washing twice a
year. But, remember that
some species can't tolerate
moisture on their leaves. So,
you should not use showers
or baths to control pests on
such sensitive plants.
All of these methods will
effectively remove aphids,
mealy bugs, and scales from
your house plants. They're
simple and inexpensive. And,
if they're employed before pest
populations become large,
you probably won't have
to use stronger measures.
However, in cases of heavy
infestations and certain
resistant pests, it may be
necessary to apply a chemical
pesticide. If so, check with
your garden supply center or
County Extension Office, and
follow all recommendations
exactly.


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Final Wedding Plans
Kristie Lowry and Monte Whitaker are pleased to
announce their final wedding plans.
The ceremony will take place on Aug. 20 at 5 p.m. in St.
Joe Beach across from Howell Tackle.

Wedding Postponement
The Aug. 20 wedding for Victoria Reed and Richard Smith
at McKenzie Park in Panama City has been postponed. A new
date will be announced for the couple at a later time.

Breastfeeding Support Group


Sam Turns

One
Sam Sanders celebrated
his first birthday last week
with a family party and BBQ.
There to help him celebrate
were his parents Troy and
Sherry Sanders, his Poppy
and Nanny Ludlam of White
City, and his Papa and
Nanny Sanders of St. Joe
Beach, Uncle John, Uncle
Kevin, Aunt Cindy, Uncle


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Neveah James Whitfield


A reasueeding support group lor moms and moms-to-ube Tracy, unt ieresa and hisU n N i W
will be held Thursday, Sept. 8, from 5:30 6:30 p.m. at,the cousins Brad, Neal, Michelle
Gulf County Health Department of Garrison Ave. Sam Sanders and Briana.
Neveah James Whitfield grandparents, include Lorrie
Fn f School's In Session was born June 30, 2005, Scully Hopson and Tamrrfy
Forgiven 5 Upcoming Performance Drive With Caution! Hospital of Greensboro, NC. North Carolina. The proud
Forgiven 5 will be in delivery or pickup. Delivery roll, dessert and tea. Forgiven He weighed six pounds, nine great grandparents are
concert at Fresh Anointing times will be between 11:30 5 is an outreach ministry of Need Extra Cash? was 20 inches Dennis and FrJoyce Scully andth
Church in Frink, Fl. (just a.m. 1 p.m. ET. The menu Beach Baptist Chapel. Please song. on and Fran Etheri ge of
outside Kinard) on Saturday, will include grilled chicken, try to have orders in by Aug.Placeyour Classified His parents are Port St. Joe. Maggie Waters
Aug. 20. potato salad, baked beans, a 19. Ad With US! Jessica Etheridge and of Port St. Joe is the proud
The church ill be Jerry Whitfield. The proud great, great grandmother.


holding their "Family Day."
This will be a day of fun geared
towards the entire family.
Everyone is encouraged to
attend.
The event will be from
12 noon to 3 p.m. CT, with
Forgiven 5 performing at 1
p.m.
For more information or
directions, contact Michael
Miller at 850-639-9627.
On Wednesday, Aug. 24,
Forgiven 5 will be doing a
fundraiser lunch at Beach
Baptist Chapel from 9 a.m. to
2 p.m. Please call 647-3950,
or after 2 p.m., call 647-
5160, to specify if it will be


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CHURCH NEWS


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507 10th Street Port St. Joe L.F.D. Personal nluryReal Ese 1000 Highway 98 (850) 653-8868 (850)227-1278 RussellScholz
(850) 229-8111 (850) 227-1818 (850) 227-1159 www.StarFL.com (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 Schoo: 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 6:OO p.m.
Evening Wornhip: 7:00p.m.
SAll Times are EST


Dan Rhodes
PASTOR
Jeff piny
Minister of Music/Youth
Deborah Loylss
DirecorofChildr n Ministries


Jesus is Lord an He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:

ItlIlanob view Japtilt Ciur
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
St. Joseph St. Lawrence Mission
20th &eMonument Hwy 71 North
Port St. Joe, FL Wewahitchka, FL
(850) 227-1417
Weekend Mass schedule
Sat: 4:00pm (ET)
Sun: 9:30 am (ET) 11:00 am (CT)

f- FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship
10:00 a.m. Sixteenth Street
Fellowship Time
10:45 a.m. .
Adult School X
11:00a.m.
Sunday School 0
*Young Children
Highway 71/ CecilICostin Sr. BIv .
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron



54utd 4 &&d Sw
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
udq WorshipStiKes: 9:00 a.m. CST
S' idqSiol: 10:15 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people if Mexico leead Uied Methodist (lhrch
NIISEmY PIiOVIDED
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship. .. Ap chico St. ma City
0 S M n Apalachicola Panama City
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening ><
Pastors Andrew
& a-
Cathy Rutherford 3 Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates Famy tl Church
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net y Wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)

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

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


You're Among friends at
Oak Grove assembly of God
David .. fernande. 'Pastor
Office: 850227-1837 'Parsonage: 850-229-6271
613 Madison Street Port St. Joe. JC
Schedule of Services
Sunday Wednesday
Sunday School 9:45am Mid'Week eal 5:00pm
Morning 'Worship 10.:45am Vtd Week Bible Study 6:15pm
X.ds on the Move 10:45am Ministry In Action 6:15pm
Cross Training Youth 6:15pm
Men's Ministry- Monday 6:30pm
Ladles Ministry Tuesday 7:00pm
Dynamic Praise -Worship- Preaching the Pure -Word


Church of Christ

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



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

S BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
M A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY General Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Studyall ages 10a.m.
Morning Wrship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6p.m
Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7p.m.
'0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him.'
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725
*IF NEAIDI7


First iBaptist Church
102 THIRD STREET, PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Michael Rogers, Minister to Students
Sunday School .............................. 9:45 am
Morning Worship Service ,. 8:30 & 11:00 am
Disciple Training ............................. 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"

SThe 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 6:30p.m.
Please note, all times central!
Nursery Provided for All Services!
Reverend Eddie LaFountain

S' "A Reformed Voice
R --in the Community"

O 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'

I 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


S Long Avenue Baptist Church

Where Faith, Family &.

Friendship are found
Payback 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.
God forbids exacting personal revenge. He says, "Repay no one evil for evil." Additional-
ly, "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 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL For More Information Call 229-8691


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


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


Worship on Wednesday:
7:00pm


New Worship Services at Mexico Beach


The Mexico Beach Mexico Beach. An attempt is
Christian Worship Center is being made to locate a suit-
beginning worship services able larger facility.
Sunday at 10 a.m. CT and 6 Dress is informal, but
p.m. CT. The temporary loca- modest, and the worship
tion is 703 Maryland Blvd. in style is contemporary. On a

Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Meeting


Philadelphia Primitive
Baptist Church will con-
duct its installation of three
of its sister to its Board of
Mothers/Deaconess on the
third Sunday, Aug. 21 at
3 p.m. Sister Annie Larry,
Sister Ann Nickson and
Sister Sally Jenkins will be
installed by Pastor Jessie
Hawkins and representatives
from the Old West Primitive


Baptist Association. This rit-
ual will be held along with the
City Wide Missions' monthly
service program. The Elder
Cornell Leonard will deliver
the sermon and Old West
District Congress President,
Mother Oretha Anderson, will
give the charge. The church
congregation and the City
Wide Mission officer cordially
invites everyone to attend.


given day, any, or all of the
spiritual gifts, mentioned in
scripture may be evident.
Worship will include
singing songs of testimo-
ny, praise, and worship.
Worship may also include
the raising of hands, praying
in the Holy Spirit, standing,
kneeling, or falling prostrate
before God. There will be a
time of prayer for healing
and other needs in each ser-
vice.
Further info can be
obtained by calling 648-5773
during daylight hours, or at
www.mexicobeachcwc.com.
Info can also be obtained'
by sending an e-mail to
pastor@mexicobeachcwc.
com.


St. John's Episcopal Church Building Dedication


St. John the Baptist
Episcopal Church; 4060 N.
HWY 71, Wewahitchka, FL
will celebrate the completion
of its new worship center on
Sunday, Aug. 28.
This contemporary goth-
ic structure is the first of
several planned buildings on
the site of the congregation's
new campus. It will serve
as an ecumenical, spiritual
center for the proposed St.


John's Village; a retirement
community.
The Rt. Rev. Philip M.
Duncan, II, bishop of the
Episcopal Diocese of the
Central Gulf Coast, will pre-
side at the dedication and
blessing of the building and
its contents. The dedication
will begin at 9:15 am.
A brunch will be served
immediately after the service
in Owens Hall. The public


Women's Day Program


New Bethel A.M.E.
Church will observe their
annual Women's Day on
Sunday, Aug. 21, beginning
with Sunday school at 9:30
a.m. and Morning Worship
at 11 a.m. The guest speaker


will be Minister Sheila Davis
of Vernon, Fl.
Everyone is invited to join
in as we celebrate this glori-
ous occasion. The Church's
location is 146 Avenue C.


Gospel Singing at New Harvest


There will be a gos-
pel singing at New Harvest
Fellowship Assembly of God
on Friday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m.
CT. The church is located two
miles north of Wewahitchka
on Hwy. 71.
The singing will be:


Stepping Out On Faith Along
with Local Talent. A love.
offering will be taken. We
hope to see you there.
For more information,
please contact Bob Davis
at 647-8447 or Rev. Eddie
Causey at 639-6191.


Gospel Singing at Abe Springs


Abe Springs Baptist
Church will have a gospel
singing on Saturday, Aug.
20. The singing will begin at
6 p.m. CT. Featured sing-
ers will be from Abe Springs
Baptist Church along with


other local talent. The
church is located at 13913
SW CR 275 in Blountstown.
Everyone is cordially invited
to be a part of this special
service. For more informa-
tion, please call 674-5880.


Appreciation Service
The New Bethel A.M.E. Church family will honor their
pastor, Rev. Jimmie L. Williams III, with an appreciation
service on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. Everyone is cordially
invited to attend.


Dr. Jorge J.

San Pedro
The honorable Dr. Jorge
J. Pedro, 81, died on Sunday,
August 14 in Port St. Joe.
Dr. Jorge J. San Pedro
was a native of Cuba and
came to this country in
1966. He was a general
surgeon who devoted forty
two years to his profession,
twenty of those years to the
community of Port St. Joe. He
served the community as City
Commissioner and was an
active member of the
Knights of Columbus,


Rotary Club, Cuban Medical
Association, and Florida
Medical Association. He
retired from medicine in
1999. His hobbies were
playing golf, sailing, politics
and enjoying his family.
He is survived by
his wife, Amalia San
Pedro of Port St. Joe; five
children, Jorge San Pedro of
Washington D.C., Dr. Ricardo
San Pedro of Sarasota,
Alejandro San Pedro of
Panama City, Ana San Pedro-
LaBorde of Tallahassee,
Maria San Pedro-Newport of
Tallahassee; two sons-in-
law,. M.A. Chip LaBorde
and Richard Newport; one
daughter-in-law, Robin San
Pedro; six grandchildren,
Katherine San Pedro, Joseph


is invited to an open house
from noon until 2 p.m.


God is Listening

by Billy Johnson
Sometimes we pray
without faith, not really sure
we're being heard.
But you can be sure God
hears the righteous; it says
so in His word.
It says He is far from
the wicked, but I'm sure He
hears theirs too.
But as for answering
their prayer, I don't think,-
that hell do.
Unless they are asking -
forgiveness, for the sinful life
they lead.
Their prayer is abomina-
tion to God, one, He will not
heed.
For years, Zechariah and
Elizabeth prayed to God for
a son.
About the time they gave
up, God finally gave them:
one.
Paul asked the Lord,
three times, let this thorn
depart from me.
But God in all His wis-
dom, said, my grace is suf-
ficient for thee.
This was really a bless-
ing to Paul, for it made him
stronger still.
It made him lean on the
Lord more, and stay within
His will.
Just remember Paul,
when you think you are not'4
being heard.
Because God is listening
to people, to each and every
word.


San Pedro, David San Pedro,
Jennifer San Pedro, Isabel
Newport and Alexandra
Newport; one sister, Georgina
Zuniga of Miami and one
brother-in-law, Mario Zuniga
of Miami.
A visitation will be held
on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at'
St. Joseph Catholic Church
in Port St. Joe from 5 until 7 *
p.m., followed by the reciting i
of the rosary. Funeral ser- ,
vices will be held at 10:30 ,1
.a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18 at
the church with the Rev.
Tom Guido officiating.
Interment will follow
in Holly Hill Cemetery. In
lieu of flowers the family
requests donations be made


See OBITUARIES Page 7B


A WORSHIP




!' At the Church


*. of Your Choice


this Sunday


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The streets of Downtown
Pensacola will be filled with
thousands of people for the
two-day Christian music fes-
tival, GraceFest, September
16-17. This year the event
will be held at a new site,
Spring Street in downtown
Pensacola. The new site will
giye ticket holders the oppor-
tunity for a better stage expe-
rience and more room for
their family to relax and enjoy
the'only Christian street fes-
tival in the country.
Atlanta based rockers,
Third Day, have agreed to
appear at the festival for
the second year in a row.
Third Day had an estimated
crowd of more than 10,000
that listened and worshiped
through their performance
at the close of GraceFest
2004. This year's line-up
of top Christian acts also
includes Jars of Clay, Nicole
C. Mullen, Caedmon's Call,
Joy Williams, Shaun Groves
and The O.C. Supertones.
Festival goers can also expect
to see a number of up-and-
coming acts and talented
independent artists.
Proceeds frorfi this
year's GraceFest will benefit
Rebuild Northwest Florida,
an organization devoted to
helping rebuild affordable
housing for the thousands
in Escambia and Santa Rosa
Counties that have lost their
homes due to Hurricane
Ivan.
"It is our intention to
honor those that have been
affected by Hurricane Ivan
and those that are still living
everyday with the aftermath
of the storm by giving this


to Covenant Hospice, 2589
Jenks Avenue, Panama City,
FL 32405, American Cancer
Society, 2012-A, Lisenby
Avenue, Panama City, FL
32405 or St. Jude Children's
Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place,
Memphis, TN 38105-1905.
Comforter Funeral Home
is in charge of arrangements.



Dr. Edward T.


Saunders, Sr.

Dr. Edward T. Saunders,
Sr. "Doc", age 57, passed
.away on Sunday, August
7, 2005 in Tallahassee after
suffering a long battle with
cancer.
Dr. Saunders was born
in Miami, FL on November
30, 1947 and was raised in
Homestead, FL. After
graduating from high school
in Arcadia, FL he went on
to become a Detective
with the Sarasota County
Sheriff's Office and then
became an Investigator with
the State Attorney's Office in
Sarasota, FL. After several
years in law enforcement he
followed his grandparents,
father, two uncles and two
brothers into the profession
of Chiropractic. He graduated
from Palmer Chiropractic
College in Davenport, Iowa in
1978. In 1985 he moved with
his family to Franklin County
and opened his Chiropractic
clinic. He is a past President
of the Carrabelle Chamber
of Commerce and served
on the Carrabelle City
Commission as Police and
Fire Commissioner for the
past four years.
Dr. Saunders was
preceded in death by his
parents Dr. Lewis M. and
Mary Saunders, two brothers
Dr. Lewis M. Saunders, Jr.
and Dr. Richard E. Saunders.
He survived by his wife of
35 years, Debbie Saunders,
daughter Dana Saunders
Burkett, son Edward
(Terry) Saunders, Jr. and
one grandchild Samantha
Burkett, all of Carrabelle.
He also leaves behind three
brothers, Bob, Tom, and Tim
(wife Christina) Saunders of
Carrabelle, and one sister
Betty of Arcadia, FL and
many nieces and nephews.
No funeral service will
be held, a memorial service
will be announced at a later
date.


year's proceeds to Rebuild
Northwest Florida. This year
we are in a position to give
back to our community even
more than we have in the
past, which is a fulfillment of
our mission statement. This
is an exciting year for us
because of this opportunity,"
said Lisa Long, GraceFest
Executive Committee mem-
ber.
GraceFest is a multi-


denominational Christian
music festival organized
entirely by volunteers from
over 40 Churches and 12
Christian denominations.
For information about cor-
porate sponsorships, hotel
accommodations, a complete
line-up or how to become
involved in the GraceFest
organization, visit www.
gracefest.org.
Ticket Information:


Tickets are on sale now
at www.gracefest.org
Two Day Event Ticket
Prices:
Adult (12 yrs. +) $22
Group (15 adults +) -
$20
Group (100 adults +) -
$17
Child (6 to 11 yrs) $5
Child (0 to 5 yrs) Free


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Gulf Front unit on one of the whitest beaches on Cape Son
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ge, pool, hot tub, covered parking, and boardwalk. This
6 unit development living is simply the best. Only 3 units
available starting at $799,000.


RESIDENTIAL



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

Gulf Front 105401 52,250,000
BreathTaking Gull front property .iith a
screenedd in healed pool IuiXLr.ous hot lub
Pr..ate board..alk to priale beach



Close to Beach 107095 S324,500
J 2 mobile home in Me%,co Beach Close to
beach

Gull View 107172 51,500,000
,. : ._ r,-,. .,'... .-]..:a .: [.: r : ,' ...: :
Beach

Canal Front 106282 5895,000
-1 2 5 Cottage in Waterside Village de.elop-
ment

Gull View 106181 5595,000
Spacious 2,2 Shon walk to beach 3 deck
.ith .'.e.v*

Interior 106211 5545,000
Nestled in a coz,' neighborhood jusl 2 blocks
from the beach Th.i 3 2 5 s;.l on 1 2 acre

Canal Front 106552 5995,000
4 2 5 Cottage in Waterside VIlage Located
on the canal in Mexico Beach

Interior 105391 5395,000
Nice 3 2 mobile home on corner lot in the
heart of Me'ico Beach Fenced back yard

Gulf View 104429 51,200,000
Beautiful 3 3 home along dedicated beach
Prn.ac fence ,n back yard

Canal Front 105496 5639,000
Canal Front and GIf Vie.. I Boat slip ith hft
A 2 2 ihoi s perfect

Gulf View 105914 51,200,000
M.uST see to truly appreciate the potsib.lilies
thai aanit this o6- home along dedicated
beach

Canal Front 105848 5995,000
4 2 5 Conage in F.e ir. ','oaerAde ViIlage development

Gulf View 104407 51,287,000
Acro's frorr, dedicated beach A-.e;ome vie..'
ol the Gull and :un.ei e'-ery e.,ening 4 2
home reader to m.',e into and enloy

Close to Beach 105861 5415,000
Gulf.'te.. to.*.nhome is lust steps away from
the beach

Interior 105801 5359,000
A, quaint 3 2 home lut a short ..,alk to
beach

Canal Front 105311 5749,000
ajoleride ,,llace located in the heart of
Mt.e.co Beach. .vth amenities such as boat
do.:i etc

Gulf View 105388 5950,000
Immaculate 5 4 beach home built n 2000
. ,ih a spectacular ,ie';. of the Gulf

Interior 106297 5247,000
There are 2 mobile home; on this lot both are
2 1 2 I *2 block: from beach
Gulf View 106415 5995,000
3 3 GCIl v.e,.; home locoled ,n Beacon Hill

Inferior 106857 5399,000
2 1 rroble home located lusl a fl.. blocks
from Si Joe Bar' and public boat ramp


Betty ed Tom Adams


Interior 107068 5200,000
3 1 home on corner lot h.o blocks from Si
Joe Bay

Interior 106375 5259,500
Spacious 3 2 doublewide mobile home -th
screened porch and ilorage shed area our.
s.de 2 I 2 blocks from beach

Commercial 106165 5275,000
Excellent location in downtown Pon Sl Joe
Zoned commercial buimne.s

Interior 103895 S299,000
aMut ieel Brand ne.. 3 2 5 home on corner
lot Spc.o...s lioor plan

Bay Front 103551 $1,395,000
3 Bay front loIs located near the heart of
Highland ie v

Interior 104457 5425,000
Beaotill 3'2 brick home w.ih spacious rooms
and a huge yard near schools

Interior 104146 5237,500
2 1 home Lol of potential n Pon Si Joe

Gulf View 107138 5525,000
Gulf Vie.v from the numerous decks T. o and
a half loiill Countles; upgrades Whirlpool
tub etc

Interior 104983 5297,006
This is a must ieel Toially renovated 3 1 5 in
Port SI Joe

WindMark 105936 53,950,000
Nice home located in Windmark Beach locat-
ed r. N vJ Flor-da




Interior 103748 5639,000
Excellent for min, ranch or inieslment fo :ub.
dcvmde Reidenlial Commercial

Interior 103896 5380,000
A beautiful place in the country but vet clo.e
to to..n A home \,.ih 4+ acres located on
Bodie Lister Rd Many opltons for th-, property
A I I on a large parcel Room to remodel
and expand


Carol Erwin


LAND


Close to Gulf 107044 5329,000
237x50 lot in Mexico Beach. Close to Gulf.




Gulf View 104315 5695,000
C.,'.,,er'aro In lo :..- H1.gh..a, '8 .n St Joe Beach 14
l;1 o.alaable
Interior 107226 5250,000
0(C1S. ile 'el1 cleared 11 ..1,h septic gao lap *aier
top a.nd electric Cl,:., To beach
Interior 106753 5249,900
3 I Ic.i 'alC-d ai corner ot CR 386 and Border -Road
Opperlu,-.h. i -,.:..,:5.r,.g LOT ',:- .: 2 13 acre
Ilnl,:.or 106294 5269,900
'50i50 lon in St Joe Beach JU. i 2 blocks from
beach 4
Gull View 105389 5775,000
C"0-.0 lot I..I, Cull V.e.. A peieci place Io build
,our beach. home



Interior 102836 5425,000
Ilo.,e.':" I:.i a' smn'mer Sand! oa Cape San Bias
Gulf Front 106440 51,200,000
4.-8.50 G,-I Irc.r.,r I, located on Cape San Bla:
Gulf View 106866 5595,000
C,11'..e. 1,- Ii in Cape Son Bla: Irregular shaped lot
ir, S,.mm r Sand i De.elopmeni


Cape San Bias 102841
C'.-It" ii a' Summe, Soan:;


Riverfront 107275
252.' i0- ...ai r ,ior, l., cn Dead Lake:


5850,000


585,000


River Front 106358 5150,000
r, r,, .a. fr.rroni li ,.t r. the Dead LakeG in
Ne,. 3h.,chl, a 33-1 .11 ,000



Indian Pass 102115 5375,000
C.-','i lon ai qreai pr.c. in ihe Re'er.anton al Indian
Pa.:


Interior 104453 5249,000 Gulf View 107277 S250,000
Interior 104453 $249,000 Be,,h, :, ..,h .i ,,tA C...i thc- heart 3f
Custom bu-ll impeccablyy manr.taned 2 2 on c7.a. :llc
2 5 acres


River Front 104648 5225,000
Beautiful 2 5 home located on Ch-pola
Rier Fish from your private dock A fisher-
mans delight Home is ele,atled .ith sunroom
and upper deck Don,tairs has oyster shuck.
ing room hall both patios 4 decks Yard .-
fenced




Historic District 105742 5995,000
Beautiful 6 5 home in Apalach.cola




Interior 106642 5449,000
3 2 house to sil on piling; ...th iew.. of he
Carrobelle R.,er Preconstruction Price'

Interior 106640 5449,000
3'2 house to sit on piling: -lh .e..: ol the
Ca.iabelle River Precontruci.on Pr.cesl

Gulf View 107186 5475,000
E n.'estment opportunit.i


Interior
Cio'. belle


102632 5130,000
Jame: Ba, Mrinuie: ti om cvr, of


Interior 102633
B&.11,ai, 1I ,i n 5 Jae, Fs Ba,
Ca..-abell
Bay Front 105765
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Interior 107118
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5130,000
PA.i.fle' Tram cry of

5699,900
,.Ih access. Ic: he

5229,000


Interior 105208 S400,000
. acre: Ih, land .n C,-iabelle .,,ih quCk accei:
io Ca,.ab.lhe public c each

Carrabelle 105190 5599,900
P .:,,. Bat,,u Ic.I ..ih. cces, ti he Cara.-belle Ri.er
0nd a ba;intuil ..e.. of Timbe, i:iond and nct'v
Ca.,iabell.e ,. r F.rc- It : l.i. o.,iadable
Gull Front 105810 5750,000
CG u'll Fl ,',l '.dc ,'hu l u' I. e. 3 .'led Ca rrabe lli




Apalachicola 106034 5135,000
L :Tr ,aprc-...n ,eli ii. r icr 11 h'e Apaliach.cola
&a, Thr.: .. al. a a bcai ramp -ai the end ..t ihe


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The annual Noma com-
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in the Noma town hall build-
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a.m. and lunch will be served
at 12 noon.
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es. Also, please bring tea,
if that is the beverage you
prefer. Soft drinks, ice, cups,
plates and eating utensils
will be furnished.
This gathering, held on
Saturday before Labor Day,
strengthens the bonds of
friendship and lets us relive
memories of the past, renew
our ties with the land that
once'nourished us and walk
among the graves of our dear
departed kinsmen.
Anyone desiring addi-
tional information is urged
to contact Nora Edgarton at
850-263-2300.


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135 W. Hwy 98
850-227-1278.i


2720 CR-30
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

-,- Office: 850-227-1501

Toll Free: 800-876-2611

T iTOdd Serving Port St. Joe, Cape San Bias,
iRea'fl II NC Indian Pass, Mexico Beach & Surrounding Areas
iA STAtE BROKER Tom Todd, Broker/Owner


GULF VIEW LOTS
Lovely building lots (3) available first block off Hwy
98 in St. Joe Beach. Short walk to the. Lots are
50'x125' ea. and priced at $36d,000 ea. MLS#
107228. Perry McFarland, Realtor Assco. eve.
229-6153.


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(.98ac). $525,000. MLS #
107116. Eve. Perry McFarland, Realtor Assoc.
229-6153.


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GOLFERS PARADISE 724 COUNTRY CLUB ROAD OVERSTREET, 4090 CR 386
3/2.5 townhouse, next to the Country Club. Great Beautiful triple wide, 3/2 MH with deck on front.
view of the golf course. In good condition. Hom- Only 4 miles from beach. Land area is 2.61ac.
eowners Association. MLS#106604. $247,500. w/50'x75' fish pond. Has two storage sheds, one
Call Alberta Bulkley, Realtor Associate, 850- with garage.. Fenced back yard. MLS#104116.
647-3895. $350,000.



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


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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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.


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.


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.









125 BELLAMY CIRCLE
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.


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, PROVIDING 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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Forgotten

by Kay Kelley
One gardening trend
for which I have absolutely
no use is the practice of
putting down landscape
fabric to control weeds. I
appreciate the concept, but I
know it doesn't work. In my
early days as a landscape
gardener I spent a lot of time
trying to work with the heavy
plastic people used to use

Port St. Jo


Club
The Port S
Club is proud t
mini workshop
"Fun with Flow
The "Quic
workshops incl
demonstration
and hands-o:
Participants
clippers an
Floral arranF
be complete
workshop.
The wor
be from 10 a
and registration
session. Pr(
and payment
Payments may
to: Port St. Joe
P.O. Box 243,


Gardening

to suppress weeds. Plastic
disintegrates in the garden
over time, and evenruall',
rises up through the mulch
as inevitably as weeds
rise up through flowers. I
would spend as much time
pulling out.fist-sized pieces
of plastic as I would pulling
out the weeds it no longer
suppressed. These days
plastic is out of vogue, thank

e Garden


Workshops,
t. Joe Garden FL 32457.
to announce a The workshop
series entitled schedule is as follows:
vers." Sept. 10:
k and Easy" "Vegetable Medley" -
lude a lecture, arrangements with fruits
n, supplies and vegetables.' >..
n workshop. Oct. 1: "Light It
must bring Up" designs with
d scissors. candles (students bring
gements will your own candles.)
d in each NO CLASS in November
and December
kshops will Jan. 7, 2006: "New Year,
i.m. to noon, New Ideas" creative ideas
)n is $.15 per for any occasion.
e-registration Feb. 4, 2006: "Nifty
is required. Naturals" designs using
be submitted dried, natural leaves, palms,
Garden Club, etc.


Port St. Joe,


March 4, 2006: "Eggs-


goodness, and store shelves
are full of other products
that -promise to eliminate
the chore of weeding. Don't
believe it.
I have a lot of arguments
against the use of landscape
fabrics in general. While
plastic barriers work by
smothering the weeds and
,'not allowing water to get
Through, landscape fabrics
are woven loosely to allow
for the passage of water
and nutrients. Weed cloth
is another popular product,
more c 1 o s e 1 y
s DI woven


Cellent Ideas" designs
using different types of
"eggs."
April 1,2006: "Springtime
on the Coast" using spring
flowers from a garden or
wildflowers to make .small
-home arrangements or
*"tussie mussies."



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Martins Attend Medulla



Elementary Celebration


Norman and Margene
Martin recently attended
the 100th anniversary cel-
ebration of the Medulla
Elementary School, located
in Polk County.
In 1904, there were four
hurricanes, none of which
hit Florida. In 2004, there
were four hurricanes, all of
which hit Florida. The eye


walls 'of all four of these
storms crossed near this
school the first time this
many storms passed through
a single county in history.
Norman Martin gradu-
ated from Medulla in 1948.
He settled in Port St. Joe
in 1955, and worked at the
paper mill for 34 years. He
has resided in Howard Creek
for 25 years.


Norman Martin holds a
framed picture that portrays
the evolution of the Medulla
Elementary School in Polk
County.


E 22.xThe Medulla Elementary School as it looked from 1905-27. The
school was renovated in 1927 and again in 1981.


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these is that they create a
static environment for the
garden. Garden soil is a
living, breathing, nonstatic
element which depends on
the breakdown of organic
matter to grow. One purpose
of mulch is to break down
and add to the organic
content of the soil, but when
a barrier is placed under
it the plants get less of the
good benefits. Over time the
mulch breaks down and
turns back into soil which is
on top of the barrier, creating
a dandy environment for
weed seeds to sprout. The
weed roots, accustomed as
they are to working their way
around rocks and through
tiny grains of sand, have no
problem piercing landscape
cloth. They form a larger
root system underneath the
fabric, and when the hapless
gardener pulls that weed, it
either breaks off, leaving the
root system behind to sprout
again, or rips a hole in the
landscape cloth, further
defeating its purpose.
Homeowners inevitably
ask for landscape fabric,
though, and landscapers like
to use it. It makes for a neat
job, and remains effective for
about exactly the length of
time the landscape remains
under warranty. Too often,
though, it is used as a


shortcut to forgo a proper job
of preparation. The secret to
low maintenance landscaping
is getting rid of the weed
problem before any new
plants are put in the ground.
And this is, admittedly,
much easier said than done.
Nutgrass, for instance, waits
until temperatures warm up
before it sprouts, and the
needle-like shoots pop right
through plastic and landscape
fabric with no problem.
Dollar weed roots, broken
into pieces and buried deep
by the process of preparing
for new landscaping, will
not penetrate the fabric but
will multiply quite happily
underneath, literally forming
mats of rhizomes that
eventually pop out along the
edges or through the holes
cut for plants.
Recently I re-landscaped
a bed that was a mess of
weeds and grass, and yes,
it had landscape fabric
underneath. It took longer
to remove the fabric from
under all the mulch and
weeds that it did to finish the
job. I wanted to transplant
the shrubbery in the bed to
another location. The shrubs
were a nice, mature size,
but the root systems were
stunted, too small to support
the transplant effort. I am
convinced that the landscape
fabric restricted the amount
of water and nutrients these


plants received. They had
been in the ground several
years and the root masses
were not much bigger than
they had been when first
planted. That observation,
coupled with the time and
effort involved in getting rid
of the mess, has made me
more adamant than ever
about not using landscape
fabric in a bed.
Interestingly enough,
I have been known to use
newspaper and cardboard
(non-waxed) around plants to
suppress weed growth, and
I still defend that practice.
The paper breaks down over
time and adds to the organic
matter in the soil, while giving
a plant enough time to grow
and create enough shade over
its root system to keep weed
seeds from germinating. It is
important, though, to wet the
paper thoroughly and weight
it down with a good layer of
mulch, and remember that it
too can restrict the amount
of water that reaches the
roots.
Finally, a landscaper
installs a project and goes
on to do another job, but a
-gardener returns again and
again to add plants, divide
plants, transplant plants. It
is totally aggravating to do
this in a bed that has been
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Development, Inc., P.O. Box charge to enrolled eligible
38, Wewahitchka, FL 32465, children at the South Gulf
announces its participation County Child Development
in the U.S. Department of Center, 153 Redfish St., Port
Agriculture's Child Care St. Joe, FL 32456.
Food Program. Meals will Parents/guardians


NJROTC News


of children eligible for
free and reduced-price
meals must complete an
application. Eligibility
information includes the
number and names of all
household members, social
security number of the
adult household member
signing the application


or an indication that this
household member does
not have one, total monthly
household income or Food
Stamp case number of
Temporary Assistance for
Needy Families case number
and the signature of an adult
household member.


by Cadet Molly Matty
The smell of shoe polish
and the gleam of shiny belt
buckles (worn the wrong way)
mark a new year of Port St.
Joe High School's NJRTOC-
unit. We have many things
going on this year, and with
a new crop of cadets we hope
to do even better than last
year. Off to a good start with
25 new cadets, we must show
them how ROTC is totally
awesome. Our unit usually
starts off the year with a few
fun trips such as: .Wakulla
Springs, Tyndall Air Force
Base Tour, or a possible
overnight stay in Pensacola
(all educational, of course...).
These dates and happenings
will be announced when
more information is received.
As always, we will be doing


the Color Guard at the
football games, helping with
Veteran's Day, marching in
the Seafood Festival, and
helping with Homecoming
and other parades. In
December, we will have our
annual Military Ball, which
is always a grand affair.
Unarmed Drill practice
will begin next week. For
all cadets interested, meet
at the high school gym at 7
a.m. (yes, it's early, but it is
well worth it). Our monthly
Booster Club meeting will be
Thursday, August 18, at 6
p.m. (EDT) in the NJROTC
Room at the High School.
Hope to see a lot of parents
there.
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* PSJ and Wewa Elementary
Breakfast
Wednesday, Aug. 17:
cereal, white toast, orange'
juice, jelly and milk;
Thursday, Aug. 18: cereal,
muffin squares, orange
juice, jelly and milk; Friday,
Aug. 19: cereal, white toast,
orange juice, jelly and milk;
Monday, Aug. 22: cereal,
muffin squares, orange juice,
jelly and milk; Tuesday, Aug.
23: cheese toast, apple juice
and milk.
PSJ and Wewa Elementary
Lunch
Wednesday, Aug. 17:
chicken and rice, turnip
greens, peaches, cornbread
and milk; Thursday, Aug.
18: pizza with pork topping,
tossed salad, pineapple
chunks, bread sticks, ranch
dressing and milk; Friday,
Aug. 19: chicken nuggets,
celery sticks, carrot sticks,
apple crunch and milk;
Monday, Aug. 22: spaghetti
with meat sauce, tossed
salad with assorted dressing,
pears, bread sticks and milk;
Tuesday, Aug. 23: chicken
and noodles, sweet potatoes,
green beans, fruit cocktail,
rolls and milk.
PSJ High School
Wednesday, Aug. 17:
meatball sub sandwich,
cole slaw, peas, brownies
and milk; Thursday, Aug.
18: chicken and rice, green
beans, fruit salad, sliced
bread and milk; Friday, Aug.
19: hamburgers, French
fries, spice cake, orange
halves and milk; Monday,


Aug. 22: BBQ on bun, tater
tots, fruit cocktail, baked
beans and milk; Tuesday,
Aug. 23: spaghetti and meat
sauce, broccoli, apple sauce,
sliced bread and milk.
Wewa High School Lunch
Wednesday, Aug. 17:
meatball sub sandwich, cole
slaw, peas, brownies and
milk; Thursday, Aug. 18: pizza
with pork topping, tossed
salad with ranch dressing,
bread sticks, applesauce and
milk; Friday, Aug. 19: beef
stew, cole slaw, peaches,
cornbread, graham crackers
and milk; Monday, Aug.
22: BBQ on bun, tater tots,
fruit cocktail, baked beans
and milk; Tuesday, Aug. 23:
chicken and noodles, green
beans, carrot sticks, sliced
bread, brownies and milk.


Student Council Executive Board

Attends Leadership Conference


This past summer, four
members of the Student
Council Executive Board
from Port St. Joe High School
attended the South Florida
Leadership Training Camp
in Ft. Lauderdale. Although
seniors Samantha Plessinger,
Carmen Hill, Emily Raffield
and junior Kate Shoaf arrived
at camp together, they were
immediately separated and
placed, in groups with kids
from various communities


and schools all over Florida.
Throughout the course of the
week, the St. Joe students
learned to cooperate with
others, practice teambuilding
and become stronger
leaders overall. The girls all
concluded that the camp was
truly a learning experience
and would like to thank the
Gulf County School Board
and Cultural Enrichment
Fund for providing them with
this wonderful opportunity.


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Anchor Is Here For You!
"I have been having our annual family reunion every July for the past 10 years at these rental
units (300 Ocean Mile) on St. George Island with members of my family coming from as far
away as Tennessee. This year however, Hurricane Dennis interrupted our week long reunion.
In the wake of it's aftermath I would like to commend you and your organization on keeping
me informed on the status of things as well as returning our deposit. It is a pleasure doing
business with you and your company, although Hurricane Dennis interrupted our plans this
year, we will continue our reunion for many years to come on St. George Island and with
Anchor Vacation Properties, Inc." Margaret Williams (guest)


Brant Banks Lizzette Dearinger Cassandra Jones
Franklin County Cape San Bias/ St. Joe Beach/
Property Manager Indian Pass Mexico Beach
850.927.2625 Property Manager Property Manager
850.229.2777 850.647.3333
"Brant, I would like to tell you how impressed I have been with
your staff. I worked with Holly, Laura, Ashley and Heather. They
made such an impression that I have remembered their names. I
have worked in the service industry for 30 years and I know how
important it is to have an excellent customer service team (and you
have a great team). Customer service is one of the most important
parts of any good business (obviously you know this by the way
your staff is). During my calls to check on my rental for the'week,
each of your staff made sure my questions were answered and if they
could not, they would get an answer for me. What really impressed
me was the professionalism, and how they treated my concerns even
though you all had just gone through a terrible hurricane. The staff
is to be commended for their politeness, being helpful, and taking
theme to do the job right. I look forward to seeing St. George
Island in the fall. Thank you." Tom Hulse (guest)

"Casey, we wanted to thank you for working tirelessly to preserve
our vacation plans. The Gulf Aire was wonderful as is the Coral
Reef. I know that you guys must be worn out from dealing with all
of us tourists we know what you are up against and appreciate all
of your efforts. If I had employees/managers like you, I could take
more vacations." Dean Fazio (guest)

"I just wanted to drop you a note to commend Lizzette Dearinger
and her staff in Cape San Bias. During the recent situation
with Hurricane Dennis we were kept up to date with telephone
calls and eve had our renters come in on Monday night.
As an owner, Lizzette and her staff kept me informed
and at ease, always with a professional and calm manner.
Many thanks for a job well done." Steve
Anderson (property owner of home in
5 ^ Anchor's rental program)


"Anchor Vacation Properties
was the only company on the
Island with live people in the
office to answer questions. We
are going with you guys nexi
year." Tim W. 'vacationer)

"What would we do without
you guys? Ya'll did a jam up
job." Greg Branch (owner of
several rental properue; man-
aged by Anchor)

"Thanks for all your help
Jenny (Thompson). I real-
ize this deal is not tup to par
with what you're accustomed
to, (due to Hurricane Dernns'
arrival) but your services are
outstanding. I'll gladly recom-
mend you to anyone I know
that needs a Realtor.' Chris
Foley (dienti

'Goodness know s Nancy
Wexler is a full service Realtor.
As a part tme resident it is cer-
tainly a comfort knowing that
there is someone who cares
enough to check on things
after a "Dennis" comes to call.
Nancy called almost immedi-
ately to let me know every-
thing was ok She not only is
a successfid salesperson. she
establishes relationships with
her clients and has become a
friend. Thank you. Nancy!' -
Barbara B. Bohne dicent'

"You guys have been great."
- Jook Patrenos (owner of a
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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
resident of Florida, your child


is eligible for Voluntary Pre-
Kindergarten (VPK) services.
To apply you can call
(850) 872-7550 or 800-768-
8316, ext. 2256 or 2259.
Early Education and Care,
Inc. (EEC) will schedule a


time for you to come in and
complete the application
process.
There is no cost for the
VPK program and different
options are available for fit
each family's needs.
For more detailed
information 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 center.
Parents/guardians
of children eligible for
free and reduced-price
meals must complete an
application. Eligibility
information includes the
number and names of all
household members, social
security number of the
adult household member
signing the application
or an indication that this
household member 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


Kujoe Hoping for Loving Home


Currently available for
adoption at the Humane
Society are: Kujoe, five-
.. year old Golden Retriever/
S"; Chow male, neutered, shots,
heartworm free, housetrained
a- (pictured); Margo, a young
black Lab female; Amos
S i and Andy, three month old
kitties; Mike and Mindy, two
red mixed-breed pups; Baby,
a nice female Dachsund
mix, Sarge, a large red male

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EVERYTHING WE TOUCH TURNS TO SOLD


GULF FRONT CAPE HOME de-
signed for maximum beach fun-time.
Comfy open living area w/postcard
views from all around. Large porch
w/beach walkovers. MLS 105408
$1,475,000


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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


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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 invest-
ment 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 community
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
BOARDWALK Prime corner lot in established Cape San Bias
gulf-front neighborhood of attractive homes. Community pool and
hot-tub. Deeded beach access. MLS 106877 $449,000
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Bulldog; Little Bob, a male
Bulldog pup and Margo, a
young black Lab female.
Also available are: 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.
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Fox Receives Masters


Sarah Danielle Fox, Port
St. Joe High School honor
graduate class of 1996, has
added an array of academic
achievements. On Aug. 6,
The Florida State University
(FSU) Reubin O'D. Askew for
Public Administration and
Policy awarded Sarah the
Degree of Master of Public
Administration (MPA).
Following the formal
commencement ceremony at
the Tallahassee Civic Center,
Sarah was feted at a delightful
reception in her honor at the
Capital City Country Club
hosted and sponsored by her
very close friend Christopher
Goodman (FSU alumni) and
his mother Mary Goodman.
.The affair was attended by
Sarah and Christopher's
friends, coworkers and
relatives including Sarah's
twin sister, Dana, also a FSU
alumna and Sarah's parents,
Sara and Bill Fox.
Sarah previously earned
her Bachelor of Science Degree
and Certified Public Manager
Designator at.FSU and is.a


Sarah Danielle Fox


member of Pi Alpha Alpha,
the Public Administration
Honor Society.
Sarah will soon take time
off from her State of Florida
Department of Financial
Services professional
position, Senior Management
Analyst II, to enjoy a well-
earned Caribbean cruise.
Sarah presently resides
in Tallahassee but enjoys
coming "home" to Port St.
Joe to visit her brother Chris,
his wife Candi, niece Christa
and nephews Caden and.
Clay of Cape Plantation.


Archambault Graduates.


Dana Anne Archambault,
nee Fox, Port St. Joe High
School class of 1996 honor
graduate achieved a hard-
earned educational goal in
spectacular fashion.
On Aug. 6, Florida State
University (FSU) awarded
Dana a Bacheldr of Science
Degree cum laude with a
major in Professional
Communication. Dana
graduated as a lifetime
member of the Garnett Key
Honor Societythus continuing
her tradition of scholastic
excellence demonstrated in
high school and at Gulf Coast
Community College where
she obtained her Associate
in Arts Degree.
Dana was honored for her
efforts and accomplishments
with a dinner at a Panama
City restaurant, hosted by
her parents, Sara and Bill
Fox. Among the attendees
were Dana's twin sister,
Sarah Danielle, also a
FSU alumna, and Dana's


husband, Michael D. (Mike)
Archambault, for whom Dana
expressed appreciation for
his support of her scholastic
endeavors.
Dana presently resides
in Springfield with Mike' and
their two daughters, Kayla,
7, and Patricia, 4. Dana
frequently returns to Port
St Joe to visit with friends
and with her brother Chris
Fox and his family at Cape
Plantation.


PSJHS Class of 1995
Attention Port St. Joe $18 each additional person.
High Class of 1995! The Class To register, please reply by
of 1995 10 year reunion com- September 15 and enclose
mittee has rescheduled the a check for $75 (classmate)
reunion for Friday, October or $115 (married classmates)
7 through Saturday, October for all activities; $25 (per
8. We will begin Friday, classmate) for dinner ONLY;
October 7 with a "Meet and and $18 for ach additional
Greet" at 7 p.m. EST at and $18 for each additional
Greet" at 7 p.m. EST at dinner guest. Please indicate
the PSJHS Commons Area. dinner gest. Please indicate
Saturday will consist of "Fun your choice of steak or chick-
in the Sun Family Day" at en for Saturday night's din-
Salina Park at 11 a.m.-3 p.m. ner. Make check or money,
and conclude with "95 Night order payable to "PSJH
Out" semi-formal dinner Class of 1995" and send
and dance at 7 p.m. at PSJ to: Attention- Kristi Capps
Senior Citizens Building. The Dorman, Capital City Bank,
dinner will consist of steak or 504 Monument Avenue, Port
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to, salad, roll and drink. If you have any ques-
Registration fee is $75 tions contact Missy Nobles
per classmate (1 guest Ramsey at 229-6864, Kristi
included), $115 for married Ramsey at 229-6864, Krsti
classmates. Registration Capps Dorman at 229-8285,
includes food and drinks Damien Byrd or Shannon
for all activities, souvenirs, Gant. Come out and share
entertainment and other in the memories of the past
costs. To attend just the and help make this event one .
dinner on Saturday, tihe fee we will remember for years
will be $25/classmate and to come.













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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, August 18, 2005 *


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that William H. Linton Jr. the
holder of the following Tax
Certificate, has filed said cer-
tificate for -a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance,
the description of the property,
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 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
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 property 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 bidder 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.
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
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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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
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.
PAUL W. GROOM II
RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ,
P.A.
206 E. 4th Street
P. 0. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 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:
All persons on whom this
notice is served who have objec-
tions that challenge the validity
of the will, the qualifications
of the personal representa-
tive, venue, or jurisdiction_ of
this Court are required to file
their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE


OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served
within three (3) months after
the date of the first publica-
tion of this notice must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
. The date of first 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
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
PROBATE DIVISION
JOAN POWELL TAYLOR
FILE NO.05000024PR
Deceased.
/
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate Joan Powell Taylor,
deceased, whose date of death
was January 4th, 2005, and


whose Socin] .,',l njy Num,.
is 258-40-76t95, is penrt
ing in the Circuit Court ifo
Gulf Countl, Florida, ProbUte
Division, the .ad.:',,ss of which is
Gulf Counti "'-ithouse, 1000
Cecil G. Cosi ar. Boulevard.
Port St. Joe I, 32456. Th.
names and adcdi,",-es of thc
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other person hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to
be served must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE TIME 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 other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS' NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publi-
cation of this Notice is August
18, 2005.
Personal Representative:
George 0. Bailey, Jr.
256 West Hwy 98
Apalachicola, FL 32320
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Barbara Sanders
Attorney at Law
80 Market Street
Apalachicola, FL 32320
(850) 653-8976
FL Bar No. 442178
Publish August 18 & 25, 2005


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ble pet sitter/pet owner. carpenters, helpers, and cleaning. Competitive sal-
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i @0 7 years. Call Diana or Dan 340-0674.
227-5770 or 648-5081 or Construction t .
227-8225 Superintendent CDL DRIVERS Needed/ ,. -',..j
Class A. Part time work for
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study to help you better sorts is currently seek- ply in person, Leavins Sea- f I II
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dress to Bible Study, PO County Homebuilding
Box 929, Wewahitchka, FL Operations. Candidate DECORATIVE Concrete ii
32465 or call (850) will supervise the con- Co. needs helper. Will
639-5401 and leave your struction of detailed Train the right person. Loan Assistant
name and address or 400 Employment unique homes. Candi- Flexible hrs. needed.
E-mail your request to date should have great Good pay. 227-3232 The Bank has a vacancy
Wewachurch(@outdrs.net. organizational and lead- for a Loan Assistant in our
ership abilities; includ- DRIVER TRAINEES! Port St. Joe Office. This
le ring strong communica- NEEDED NOW! No expe- position requires at least 1
Invest in Yourself 41 ffi tion skills and the ability rience required. CDL Train- year office experience
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Life Coaching is one ave- multiple tasks. An un- has immediate openings are required. We offer a
nue that can help you en- Administrative derstanding of external for entry-level semi drivers. competitive salary and
rich your life and take your Assistant and internal customer Our avg. Drivers earn more benefits.
self-knowledge capacity to Needed, full time. Position concepts are essential than $36k first year. OTR
a whole new level. It is de- include data entry, file in addition to strong and Regional runs get you Please fax resumes to
signed to help your prog- management, AN A/R & people skills. Five years home weekly. Train for top 850-643-3897.
ress from one place in other duties. Computer residential supervision pay! CALL TODAY AA/EOE
your life to another. Servic- skills required, knowledge required and two year -866-280-5309
fe var and sn nre of Quickbooks a plus. college degree pre-
ferent life facets. Inquire to- ferred. DRIVERS WANTED FOR
day for more information. DRIVERS WANTED FOR
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aspiringlife.com to recieve FAX, mail or E-mail to: benefitacke every night. 1 years experi- .
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48 Avenue D 131 Pine Grove Circle, -Bonus after 90 Days. Call Truck Drivers &
Apalachicola, FL 32329 Santa Rosa Beach. Fax 769-9136rHeavy Equipment
ApBcoa ^ ^ FL 32329 resume to 850-231-7102 769-9136 Heavy Equipment
Fax: 850653-9656 or email to Operators Wanted
Fax: 850-653-9656 rhea.goff(joe.com. ENERGETIC office person Class A or Class B CDL
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gina@garlickenv.com Equal Opportunity jean type atmosphere. Call 2 yr CDL required. Must
Employer* Pre- 227-9200 apply in person at 9318 W.
Employment Drug Hwy 98, Port St. Joe.
RECEPTIONIST Busy Screening and Back- EXPERIENCED SHIP
services Real Estate office has a full ground check Required YARD WORKER Needed.
Must be Multi-Talented.
25Offered time opening for a recep- Fax work exp. or resume
tionist. Responsibilities in- REAL ESTATE to 850-229-9422. Or call
clude answering phones, Title Closer 8a-4p Est. 850-229-9300 il
filierg, and light clerical du-
U24^ ties. Requirements for this Jail| i
position are: general office Excellent Pay Package Administrator
experience, PC skills with Unlimited Potential r M an
EXP. HOUSE CLEANER. knowledge of Word ability Salary: $37,500/year 500 Merchandise
Satisfaction guaranteed. Wto ulti-as d a Plus health & dental insur- ., For Sale
Call 850-639-2791 to k, an a good Port St. Joe Office ance and State retirement.
team-oriented attitude. Fax Fax Resume to Must be Florida Correc- J-0
resume to 227-2115 or 229-8196 tions Certified with 5 years Acflt s
2 send to P.O. Box 428, Port experience. Applications I
28)n dman St. Joe FL 32457 to the .44 can be picked up at the
HR Department. G ulfCounty Sheriff's Office AUCTION!
440_11` 1`1111, or downloaded from theEvery Friday Night at 7pm
DEPENDABLE & Reason- Florida Sheriffs Associa- Eastern. Great Auctions
able. Small projects, 4al CASHIER POSITION tion website. All applica- Weekly. Often Including
decks, lawn care, yard available at the Scallop tons must be turned in to Estates Col. Wade Clark,
clean up, gen. maint., ext. Cove BR 4310 Cape San the Sheriff's Office by Au- Auction-eer Wade Clark
house cleanifig, painting, Bias Road. Starting pay is gust 31, 2005 at 5:00pm. Auctions 314 Reid Avenue,
etc. Call Art on cell 906- $8.00 an hour and sched- Port St Joe 850-229-9282,
748-2688 or 850-648-5934 NEW General &Cosmetic uled increases up to $9.50 JOB NOTICE AB1239, AU1737 10%
Dental office in Apalachi- an hour with proven ability. The City of Port St. Joe is Buyer's Premium
cola has employment op- Must have trasnportation accepting applications for
Lawn9IYard portunities available fr moand be willing to work both the following positions: a eng5
29'portunoties availablefor morning and evening
Dental Assistant shifts. Apply in person. FULL TIME-PERMANENT:
D&D's LAWN SERVICE. Hygienist DISH W A S H ER S Maintenance Worker TRITON 9500 ATM Ma-
Reliable Mexico Beach Front Desk NEEDED. Full & part time. Trainee 4 Positions chine, good condition,
couple will landscape, Personnel 648-4301 Available ($9.25 per hr) $900. Call 850-899-4512
mow. Storm Clean Up. Hours are M-W, 7-5, Will MAINTENANCE PERSON Certified WWTP Operator
Also Available for Port St. train. Computer skills nec- needed. Top pay, year "C" (Salary D. 0. Q.) USED
Joe, Wewa & The Cape. essary. Please fax reume round work. Call 648-4301 RESTAURANT
Dan & Diana 227-8225 or with references to 850- Job descriptions and ap- EQUIPMENT
648-5081 or 227-5770 653-8988 THE PORT INN is now ac- plications are available at S
cepting applications for Port St. Joe Municipal Assort'd SS tables & 5
Buy it! parttime housekeepers & Building, 305 Cecil G comp. sinks, gas fryers,

breakfast attendants. Can- Costin, Sr. blvd., Port St. 36" chargrills, convection
Classified. didates must be able to Joe, Florida 32456. ovens, alto-sham oven, hot
ClaSSifed didatweekends & early dog .roller grill, sandwich
Morning shifts. If you have The Position will remain press grills, slicers, Hobart
Make your move to the medium an eye for detail & a pas- .open until filled, please re- 20qt mixer, 1612 slicer and
that's your number one source of sion for service we want turn applications to the buffalo chopper with hub,
YOUI Please apply in per- Municipal Building 305 Reach-in refrigerators and
information about homes for sale! son at the address below: Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., freezers, glass door ice
Make beds, make waffles, Port St. Joe, Florida cream freezers, reach-in
For all your housing needs consult make money Inquire 32456. a nd chest types, refrigerat-
Classified when it's time to buy, about benefits package. lass front, tables, chairs
'EOE. DFWR Port Inn, 501 All applicants must pres- glass front, tables, chairs
it's the resource on which to rely. Monument Ave. Port St. ent a valid Florida Driver and booths.
Joe, FL. 32456 License and Social Securi- Call Chris or George
ty Card at time of applica- 850-785-1568
tion is submitted. Applica- or 850-814-3229
Gtions submitted without We Buy and Sell!
this documentation will not
t Grow ;WithL be considered. F55uin
the 5 3
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APALACHICO offers a benefits package COUCH, Great Shape
A RRA BE L^ O ^ I that includes participation $50; 2TeakWood EndTa-
& CARRABEL in the State of Florida Re- bles, $30; Baby Pack N
CARRABELLEirement System and BPlay Pin $15. Call
Cross Blue Shield insur- 850-229-5460
ance coverage.
e Cy o Pt S. Je n- LARGE SLEEPER $130, 2
C relative Team The Cityof PortSt. Joe en-pink chairs $100, 5000
forces a Drug-Free BTU Air conditioner $60, 4
C reat iv *Tea I Workplace Policy and is drawers black leather
an Equal Opportunity/ Af- $100, stackable wash-
firmative Action Employer, er/dryer $120; Call
The Creative Team of The Times newspaper has a great opportunity 850-647-9661.
for a hard working and creative individual in Graphic Arts, Ad THE AMERICAN'S WITH CHING h &
Building, and Page Layout. The Times is the hometown newspaper DISABILITIES ACT, per- loveseat, $500 or best of-
for Port St. Joe, Florida and surrounding areas and is published sons needing special ac- fer. Maple colored enter-
y wh a c o o o 5,. commodations to partici- tainment center, hold 27"
every Thursday with a circulation of over 5,000. pate in this process should TV, $60 or best offer. Call
contact Pauline Pendarvis, 227-1171
Applicants must have computer experience and experience with City Clerk, City of Port St.
graphic design software including: InDesign, QuarkXpress, and phone atNoCi 50 9- 61 MOVING SALE
Adobe Photoshop. The right person should come with a positive extension 113. Emily's leaving town. Oak
eei 113. ,dining table, 8 matching
outlook and a team playing attitude. MECHANIC full time for chairs & buffet, $400.
ECHa tn w fl dfo Large executive desk,
Star Publications offers medical, dental and vision insurance, 401K, days to work on dup $100. More items.. too
company pension plan, success sharing, paid holiday and sick leave, ment. Part time Mechanic effect until entd of August.e
and paid vacation. for evenings from 4pm till 907 16th St.
9pm. Please call
850-785-5976 or apply at Re Ves
Please send resume to: 4411 E. Hwy 390. PC, FL. Furniture & Revefinishing ,
Krichelle Halualani Secretary 234 Reid Ave. 229-6374
General Manager Para-Legal Tempur-pedic Beds
P.O. Box 308 Legal Secretary Oreck Vacuums
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457 Full time-Part time -
Email your resume to: krichelle halualani@link.freedom.com GREAT SALARY! Ready to
Fax your resume at: 850-227-7212 Secure Job in A ; ; Finish
Christian Environment! Furniture
Drug-Free Workplace Port St. Joe Law Office
m _Send Resume to: '
Equal Opportunity Employer P.O. Box 950, PSJ "
(Inquiries kept
^'^*confidential) t*.'-^. *, ^ si, ,, ?


5531 710s
SOFA & 2 BR 1 BA Coastal Cot- M -
LOVESEAT tage, 173 Bonita, near CD
$250. Call 229-8649 Highland View Boat
Launch & Tapper Bridge,
lots of room to park Ig
boat, clean, partially furn'd, 1OOReal Estate
W/D 1st, last, sec. & ref's.
$700 mo Call 229-6775 .
2 BR, 1 BA HOME with 8 0
utility room, new appli-
ances, central AC/H, car-
port and large front deck MEXICO BEACH, 1294
555 Garage Sales in quiet neighborhood. SQ FT. office building
Call 229-8211 or 227-5301 zoned General Commer-
ask for Russ. cial or residential.on Hwy
p p .98. $695,000. Joan Love-
I l lace, Mexico Beach Har-
v14 FOR RENT, very nice 3br, mon Realty. 850-527-2560
2ba house, that has been or 800-239-4959
AUGUST 20TH, 8am until, completely renovated with
801 Garrison Ave. almost everything new in a
Multi-Family. Lots of stuff. quiet neighborhood. Close MEXICO BEACH, 3 BR,
Cancel if rain. to schools with fenced in 2.5 BA townhouse
HUGE GARAGE SALE! back yard. Rent includes beachside of Hwy 98.
191& Forest Park Ave. monthly pest control, yard Deck off master BR with
SAT. 8am-? Lots of wicker maintenance & garbage gulf view. Fully furn'd.
bar stools, lamps, ceiling pick up. REFERENCES A $399,900. Call Joan Love-
fans, teen clothes, Too MUST. NO PETS. lace, Mexico Beach Har-
Much to mention 227s1885 $850mo. 1st, last, sec. mon Realty. 850-527-2560
dep. & lease required. Call or 800-239-4959
HUGE YARD SALE. 5 per- 227-7125 & leave mes-
son family. Boy, girl, womrn- sage for appointment &
en .& men clothes of all further information,
sizes, all different kinds of
furniture, decorative 72
plants, plenty of Christmas 'l2176 HWY 98, 4 Lots,
decorations. All kinds of 72 great possibilities for '
books, mechanical tools, multi-family, currently a
home decorations, cur- NEW HOME- Long term convenience store with
tains, tread nmill, etc. AND rental, 3 br, 3 ba, large gas pumps. $1,700,000.
ALSO: a beach store close covered porches. Watch Call Joan Lovelace (Cell
out, fishing supplies, sunrise over the gulf and 527-2560) Mexico Beach
beach chairs, bathing sunset over the Bay. Gulf Harmon Realty (800)
suits, beach toys, white and Bay dedicated ac- 239-4959. I
wedding chairs, metal cess. Fully furnished with
folding chairs, hammock, Braxton Culler furniture. A
easles, and all kinds of $1825 mo with 6 to 9 mos l e
other stuff. 914 16th St., lease. No pets, first, last o S
Port St. Joe. Sat. 8/20, months rent, $912.50 sec.
8am-1pm. Rain or Shine dep. required. Call Kim MEXICO BEACH 507
MOVING SALE! Pine 850-229-7799 or Amber Georgia 3 BR, 2 BA Mobile
Ridge Apts. #121. FRI. 850-893-2216. home on large corner lot.
SAT. & SUN., After 12:OON. Screened porch in front -
Almost Everything Goesl 77 deck in back. Fenced in
229-8431 for more info. back yard Short walk to
7 beach. $275,000. Joan
Multi Family Lovelace, Mexico Beach
Yard Sale! NEED RENTAL property Harmon Realty. (800)
8578 Co. Rd. 386 w/dock, 1st week of Nov. 239-4959. Local 527-2560
2+br's. Apalachlcola / St.
(Overstreet Rd.) George Island area. Pet MEXICO BEACH, 3 br, 2
FAugust 19, 20 & 21.7a fren 706776-8634 or ba, Beachside of Hwy, well
Fri, Sat & Sun., 7am-? 706-776-3890 evenings maintained, fully furnished,
Rain Cancels! la Gulfview. $695,000. Joan
Furniture, tools, lawn Lovelace, Mexico Beach
equipment & much morel Harmon Realty,
SAT., Aug. 20th, 8-12. at (850)527-2560 or
212 12th St. Lots of kids 800-239-4959.
items.
MEXICO BEACH, 3 BR,
2.5 BA, custom buit, 4 yrs
old, full dinning room, 2
Commercial car garg, screened porch,
5Rentals FL room, many extras,
$565K By appt
850-648-6532. owner

0Merchandise MEXICO BEACH, Pre
500 construction townhouse,
Minal e2br, 2ba, pool, $575,000.
America's Mni Joan Lovelace, Mexico
SStorage & Office Beach Harmon Realty,
Com lex -850-527-2560 or
jComplex 800-239-4959
All Sizes available.
HOT TUB Boat & RV Storage,
B climate controlled OVERSTREET, 3br/2ba
Bes Dea on (HYRO storage available, on 2 acres. Laundry room I
SPA) w/warranty. Never 850-229-8014 or & storage area. Outside
used, seats 5 w/lounger, 850-229-8014 or
Affordable- $1995. 850- 850-258-4691 shed has lights & gas.
8Affordable- $1995. 850- -$249,900. Joan Lovelace
648-1088 or 628-6858. 527-2560, Mexico Beach
SCHWINN ELECTRIC FOR LEASE Commercial Harmon Realty
SCOOTERNew Frontier, Office and warehouse stor- 800-239-4959
with seat and basket. Dual, age. In St. Joe commerce
12 volt, 10 amp batteries. park located on Industrial PANAMA CITY, 4br/2ba
Great Condition. Child has Rd. (FL Hwy 382) behind on fenced corner lot.
out-grown. $150. 827-2512 Arizona Chemical. Each Above ground pool. Caba-
or 827-2885 space consists of an office, na $110,000. Joan Love-
bath, storage closet and lace 527-2560, Mexico
Warehouse with 10' roll up Beach Harmon Realty
9i door. Convenient to all lo- 800-239-4959
cations, 1/2 mile off Hwy
98. 1000 sq.ft. each space.
WANTED! Used Surfboard $550 per month. 12 month PORT ST. JOE 1902
Long Board preferred.. leases. One month securi- Garrison Ave. Charming 2
Special Daddy/Daughter ty deposit. Office (850) BR, 1 BA home on 78x150
Project. Need not be in 229-8014. Home (850) lot. Fenced backyard, car-
850-258-4691 $209,900. Joan Lovelace
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty 850-527-2560 or
MINI STORAGE (800)239-4959.
Oft4WGWnAve,PontS6t.Joe, Fl SINGLE FAMILY dwelling,
___R, (PootteeldsneloortoWlts) 4br, 1ba, well built block
229-6200 Office const. home. Near public
schools, shopping area,
Financial 814-7400 Cell Phone parks & areas of employ-
SFinancial ment. Large lot. Privacy
fence, storage shed, offers
60 BEACH security for children, pets
& belongings. Recently
600W O oSTORAGE upgraded CH/A keeps the
wT RAGE1 energy cost down. Priced
REMEMBER: ADS in Day: 227-7200 right for quick sale. Owner
this classification may or is looking to relocate. For
may not require an in- Night: 647-3882 appointment to see call
vestment or may be St. Joe Beach 229-6827
multi-level marketing
opportunities. We do I ST. JOE BEACH, deed re-
not recommend giving stricted subdivision, cus-
credit card or bank ac- tom built home by contrac-
count informtlon out tor/owner. Short walk to
over the phone. Always beach. 3br, 2ba, split BR,
research the company open fir plan, FR 10' ceil-
you plan to do business ings, Italian tile throughout
with BEFORE investing, except carpeted BR's.
SPECIALTY GIFT! Gift PLUS SMALL ENGINE Master BA has jacuzzi,
I GFREPAIRS back screen porch has hot
Basket Shop in great RC. tub, too many extras to list.
location for $45k. Must as- NOW AVAILABLE $398k. 850-647-6110
sume leased Leave Mes-
sage 850-527-6019 Climate Control
ST. JOE BEACH. 3br,
St. Joe 2ba, fireplace, hot tub, 2
car garage, $295,000.
Rent-All, InC. Joan Lovelace, Mexico 2
706 First Street Beach Harmon Realty
850-527-2560 or s
Bl i Phone 227-2112 800-239-4959 f
/ MINI-STORAGE \ ru STARBO
Reside tial -' THE RI(

a5x10 10x10 10x20 395 ONE TIME M
Appraisals From $235.00
1 V~i~y._a__B1 On Site Rentals 6 Days
2 BR, 1 BA, just few A Week Please Let Us Sell, or Aoorais
blocks from Bay in Port St.
Joe. No pets. $650 mo. + ASK ABOUT FREE www.Starboar(
until. Avail end of August MONTH'S RENT! 850-639-
Call 229-1215


6 GULF VIEW LOTS on
Cape San Bias before
stump hole. Priced to sell.
850-227-4358
115 CORONADO ST SJB,
Water view lot, 50x125,
septic, water, just steps to
beach, $425,000. Call
owner 850-647-9214

GULF VIEW
LOTS
2 adjacent lots in St. Joe
Beach only block from
the water with income
producing storage units.
Call Sally Childs at Par-
ker Realty 850-899-4175

OVERSTREET, Vacant
Lot. One of the highest ele-
vations in area, approx.
94x350. Paved street be-
fore bridge. $98,000. Joan
Lovelace, Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty,
850-527-2560 or
800-239-4959.
ST JOE BEACH, Deed re-
stricted subdivision, sec-
ond tier, $199,000. Call
850-647-6110
ST. JOE BEACH, Sea
Shores Subdivision, excel-
lent location. High eleva-
tion. 2nd block from
beach, underground utili-
ties including sewer,
$279,900. Call Joan Love-
lace (Cell 527-2560) Mexi-
co Beach Harmon Realty
(800)239-4959







9 Marine l Aviation


14' SEA NYMPH, 15hp
Johnson electric start, gal-
vanized trailer w/ new tires,
life jacket, paddles, troll
motor, anchor, bench
seats with 2 swivel seats.
Ready to fish, $1800. 850-
639-2833/ 770-856-7276.


10) Automotive




FORD 1987 Aerostar.
Good work van. Looks
bad, runs great. $1500.
229-9505 or 227-5920.


130 al

1999
SUBURBAN LT
Burgundy with Gold
Stripes
FOR SALE
$11,000
*104,000 miles
Leather upholstery
*Cold Air
*Rear Air
*Power Steering
*Power windows
Power door locks
*Tilt Wheel
*Cruise Control
*AM/FM Stereo
*CD Player
*Cassette
*Third Seat
*Roof Rack
*Privacy Glass
*Running Boards
*Towing Package
*Very clean
*Seats 8
Excellent Condition
*$2,000 below blue
book value
*V8 5.3 Liter
MUST SEE TO
APPRECIATE!
Call 850-227-6064
CHEVY '02 Trailblazer
4x4, DVD system, JL
speakers in all doors, plus
added JL tweeters, excel-
ent condition, 80,000 mi-
es, 1,000 watt amps,+
more. $19,000 Call
850-527-2781.

17 I
2002 KX125 Renthal, Twin
air, never raced. Less than
20 hours. $2300 or best of-
er. Call 229-9466

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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years CLASSIFIED ADS The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, August 18, 2005 151


ONEAL SANDERS
APPLIANCE
REPAIR SERVICE
Repair all major brands
Home # 647.5113
Work # 227.5112


Rod & Reel Repair
Bluewater Outriggers
Port City Shopping Center
229-1100

MARY KAy
,/ } Betty Jean Godwin
Independent Beauty Consultant
1021 McClellan Ave
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850)229-6437
S bgodwin@gtcom.net
www.marykay.com/bgodwinl1


D OC HO TE RlIR
Drywall, Painting, Carpentry &

No Job Too Small! Free Estimates!
CHARLES
Office (850) 647-1698
Cell (850) 227-4248


Pave-Rite
1-800-582-0218

PAVING SEAL COATING DRAINAGE
PORT ST. JOE

CALL TOM (850) 244-9086


Carpet Countr 0
Highway 98 Hight View Port St. Joe 850.2.7241 Fax
229-9405

Do-It-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with
RINSE-N-VAC
Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery, and
Auto and Recreational Vehicle Interiors.
TRY IT TODAY!


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


Contractors
Offices &
Storage Units
$550 per mo.
Gated & Secured
24 Hour Access
Security Code Entry
Security Lighting


5x10
10x1 0

10xl15
10x20


$85.00
$105.00
$135.00
$185.00


CALLUS TODAYTO
PLACE YOUR
TRADES & SERVICE AD
227-1278


*Screen Rooms

* Aluminum Railing


*Carports

* Florida Rooms


* Pool Enclosures

227-3628


Af Is ree Svice, c
LICENSED & INSURED $300,000




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

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S5 STAR
PAINT & COLLISION CENTRE'
MATTHEW SCOGGINS
Owner

(850) 229-STAR

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


Large otrSmL We Dot hem All
No o To Lar e or Too Small



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


4 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 ras,'

You Deserve the Highest Level of Clean.

* 4TREE LEAN


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
IlCRC Certified Cleaning Specialist
Licensed and Insured
[T F* OR i]AAPPOINTMENT


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
7'4ef ,ad ( apetz Wo4
Albert Fleischman FREE Estimates
EIN#593115646 (850) 642.4047

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


Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 20 Plus Years
1 Call Does It All For Your
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
##1Aliff$ar(IIO., I#c.
850-229-8416
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j JOE'S LAWN CARE M
NO JOB TOO BIG
SServing the Indian Pass Area!
850-670-5478
cell: 850-899-3206
Tony Poloronis & Sons, Inc
State Certified Electrician ESI2000204
& Finish Carpentry RG006883
229-6751 Offlce 227-5666 Cell
Serving area since 1975

RE.IDErITIIL 827-2339
& MOBILE 227-5952
SMr. COMr.rE.Icl L

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Painting

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AMERICA SCREE


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

Roofing
Painting
Carports
Remodeling
Additions
Ceramic Tile
*Decks


Jerry Jones, Owner


NATIONAL SHUTTERS, INC

Show Room Located at St. Joe Airport

Buy Direct From

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






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






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Locally
Owned *


100 6 Residential
Commercial
Termite & Pest
Control
* Termile Treatments Restaurant
*otl FLea Control Condominiums
Household Pest Control, -NewTreatment
.* al Estate IWDO) Reaports Consrulion Sites
Specializing in Vacation Rental Properties
] FAMILY OWNED
[] PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
"Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates
Do-11.Yourself Pest Control Products
229-872


TNT CLEANING SERVICES
New ConstructionOffjces,Residential.Rentals
NANCY THURSDAY, Proprietor
617 Marvin Avenue 850/229-8169 office
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 850/381-8144 cellular
nancy@tntcleaningservices.com E-email
www.tntcleaningservices.com web site






SUN CG0AST
Lawn Er Ladscap ing LLC
"When Quality outst"
Landscape Design & Installation
Full Lawn Maintenance
Irrigation Installation & Repair
Commercial & Residential
Tractor Work, Rock Driveways, Water Features,
Sod & Palm Trees
Office: (850) 647-2522


Make your


'Dream House'

a reality
ALSO GIVE YOU ESTIMATES
Custom plans by Frank Healy, MB.A

850-647-8028



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









A 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

Including Consulting Assignments # Market Analysis
Feasibility Studies Finances Investments
Eminent Domain Estates Tax Purposes
850-639-4200
Fax 850-639-9756
S ,. I c.,, ', ,I.,, Cas/iomrn, Lib oty &d
]a,'kson Coiuties Sfpecilty iMgments State Wide


TLC Lawn Service
"Every yard needs a little TLC"

Free Estimates 229643 established 1991
Mowing sprinkler Systems
Trimming, Fertilizing Installed & Repaired


S 'ST, JOE .

NURSERY & SUPPLY |
706 FIRST STREET PORT ST JOE
227-2112
"Beside
St. Joe Rent-Al"l


LIC# MV54468








850 229 8651 MOBILE 850 227 8024


CUSTOM PAVER INSTALLATION
Driveways Patios Walkways
Complete Landscaping and Irrigation
,",Talm l r. T a5e5w Q"
Call 227-5357


Landscaping & Irrigation LLC


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Wewahitchka,303 E. Church Street-3BR/2BA home that sits on
3 lots. Located close to schools and just a short drive to beaches
and shopping. MLS# 107032 $205,000





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1205 Long Avenue Charming 3 bd, 2 ba home with extra bonus
room, well maintained and updated in great location just minutes
from downtown Port St. Joe and beaches, large fenced in yard with
water garden, in ground swimming pool, large tool shed with air
conditioned work area, covered boat storage and much more. Call
Sonjia Raffield today at 340-0900. $259,900


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Jubilation Subdivision. Fantastic
opportunity! A beautiful gulf view in a
magnificent house. Windolf Construction
designed by John Hopkins. X-Flood zone.
$1,150,000. mls#105986 Contact
Patrick Jones for more information @
(850)814-5878.













Incredible sunsets and view of the Bay
with in-town living. 4 bed/2.5 baths.
House has great potential Town of Port
St. Joe, 200 Gautier Memorial Lane
$665,000 Natalie 850-227-4355


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5451 Sandbar Drive-3br/4.5ba
Charleston Low Country Style BAYFRONT
home overlooking the St. Joseph Bay.
This home has many Amenities including
formal living with Fireplace, Bose stereo
system throughout home, and a master
suite with garden tub. THIS IS A MUST
SEE. Call Susie White 800-451-2349.
MLS#102479. $889,500


Port St. Joe, Palm Blvd.-Quaint
duplex on beautiful lots just 2 blocks
from the bay. Great investment property
w/rental income. CUTEST street in St..
Joel! mls#105998 $295,000 Call Kim
Harrison 850-227-3745/850-227-
4960














Port St. Joe,124 Cabell-4BR/3BA exec-
utive style home in a most desirable
location. Formal living/dining, fireplace,
kitchen has corian counter tops, ceramic
time floors, and many more amenities.
mls#105097 $459,900 Call Susie White
850-227-4046


Lovely completely renovated home in
one of the established best neighbor-
hoods.Located behind the hospital with
a park in front of the home. Appliances
are only 2 years old! Ready and waiting
with no hassle. Extra large beautifully
landscaped fenced yard. Has yard build-
ing with electricity. Also, huge room in
garage for storage. New cabinetry in
kitchen, irrigation system many ameni-
ties. $499,000 THIS IS A MUST SEE!
Call Ellen Allemore @ 850-227-5146
for more information on this great
home


Port St. Joe, 525 Madison Street-Cozy
little bungalow in Oak Grove. Elevated
lot with alley access. mls#106133
$169,900 Call Susie White 850-227-
4046


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4BR/2B brick home in great location.
Very well maintained home, landscaped
yard, fenced back yard, view of St.
Joe Bay. MLS# 105497 Call Warren
Yeager 800-451-2349 or 850-899-
7337. $399,000.00.















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










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427 Cape Plantation Rd. Port st. Joe
- Great home on 16th green of st. Joseph
bay country club! 3Br/2ba with Elevator
and renovated with new carpet, appli-
ances, painted inside and Out. Gorgeous
view of 16th green from screened car-
peted back porch.$495,000 MIs 104069
- call Ellen Allemore 850-227-5146









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


Mobile Home in great location. Good
investment for long term rentals.
Currently has tenants. Just 2 Blocks
from the beach. Must have 24 hours
notice to show. MLS#106388 Call
Susie White 800-451-2349 or 850-
227-9700.


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


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.. |well maintained. Central h/a, carpet,
nice deck out back. Call Susie White for
215 S. Neptune, 3 Bedroom/2 Bath home 4891 CR C-30: Beach Cottage like brand appointment 800-451-2349 or 850-
on Indian Pass. Beautifully Landscaped new, inside and out. Located on the 227-4046. $229,900.00.
1st Tier Octagon Beach House. Located bay side .of C-30 with great view of St.
in "X" Flood Zone and FEMA is also Joseph Bay. MUST SEE! $489,000.00
available.. Call Mark Schultz at 850-227- mls#107051Call Richard Squires or
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-- ST. JOE BEACH Lovely 4 Br 2 Ba large
home on interior corner lot with some
Gulf view. Great for large family or one
with lots of company. Fireplace upstairs
.j and two complete kitchens one up and
229 Pine Street 2BR/1BA home located Only one block from Apalachicola Bay. deck and greairs.t 2 story with plenty ofard
in St. Joe Beach with a very LARGE YARD Beautiful shady lot with 50-year-old oak with irrigation system. Outside shower.
that includes three lots and only steps trees. This home in a quiet neighborhood is Hot tub off master bath upstairs. Near
from the beach. $875,000 Call Carol priced to sell. Contact Ken Siprell today subdivision swimming pool and tennis
for more info @850-227-4252 for more information @ 850-340-0567 courts. Many more amenities. $499,000
MLS 103823 Call Ken Siprell 850-
340-0567


BEACHES
* CASUNA SUBDIVISION-New subdivision in Mexico Beach.
Club house, pool, underground utilities, paved streets, all in
process of being put in place. Developer is providing fill to
bring property up to grade. Street address not yet assigned or
obtained. Block A, Lot 4. Contact Patrick Jones for more
information @ (850) 227-9600 or (850) 814-5878.
* 117 Desoto Street, St. Joe Beach, GULF VIEW LOT,
50x150. $595,000. Call Brenda Miller @ 850-227-5380
* Mexico Beach- MLS# 106182. Nice corner lot on mexico
beach with beautiful unobstructed gulf view great for your
beach homel CALL ELLEN ALLEMORE @ 227-227-5146 FOR
MORE INFO.
Rare commercial/residential highway frontage opportunity
in Simmons Bayou area. Great bay view home site or excel-
lent commercial business location along busy Hwy. C-30 with
approximately 406 feet of highway frontage. $450,000. Call
Sonjia Raffield 850- 340-0900
MLS#105141 126 Rosemary Court This Gulf View lot
is in a premier subdivision offering each lot owner a com-
munity boardwalk to the Gulf of Mexico. The entire subdivi-
sion is heavily landscaped with paved streets and a gated
entrance. Community will also have their own beachside
pool. $525,000 $495,000 Contact Carol Bell for more
information @ 850-227-4252
109 N. 27th Street, Mexico Beach MLS#104393 Gulf
view lot 75x100, surveyed, short walk to the beach.
$299,900 Call Brenda Miller 850-227-5380
PORT ST. JOE
*Port St. Joe, 115 Cabell Drive-This lot is located just
steps away from the beautiful St. Joe Bay. Close to schools.


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$389,900
*Port St. Joe,115 Stone Drive-Great lot, affordable invest-
ment in Port St. Joe. mls#106528 $137,000 Call Candice
Upchurch 850-227-6402
* Plantation Drive Large half acre lot in peaceful subidvi-
sion adjoining golf course and St. Joseph Bay Country Club.
- $169,900, call Sonjia Raffield 340-0900.
* PORT ST. JOE- (White City) MLS# 106486. Approx. 11.2
acres on canal front property. $7,900,000 Call Warren
Yeager for more information at 800-451-2349 or 850-
227-9600.
* Port St. Joe, 2405 Hwy 98-Large beautiful bay view lot has
unobstructed view of St. Joe Bay, great place to build a home.
mls#105525 $875,000 Call Sonjia 340-0900..
- Southgate Subdivision in beautiful Port St. Joe. Gated
Community, Brick Pavers, underground utilities. Close to
schools, churches and downtown. Call Mark Schultz at 850
227-5605.
* Port St. Joe's newest business address offers just 41
commercial lots with water front views, tasteful landscaping
with water fountains, brick pavers and morel A charming "Old
Florida" planned development perfect for professional offices,
shops. Strict architectural control. Act fast! Lots starting
at $299,900
* 105 Conch Street 102'x105' lot locatpd in Sunset
Village Subd. Beautifully landscaped with attractive street
signs, and a community pool. Homes being built in this area
are premium in style and construction. Subd. will be adja-
cent to Windmarks final phase of development. Call Carol
for more info @850-227-4252
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LOT LISTINGS


* Indian Pass,109 Stillwater South-Enjoy quiet living in one
the newest subdivisions in Indian Pass. Underground utilities
and paved roads make this a great homesite. $185,000'
-Indian Pass-111 Stillwater South-Enjoy quiet living in one
the newest subdivisions in Indian Pass. Underground utilities
and paved roads make this a great homesite. $185,000
* Indian Pass- 101 Lagoon Drive. Great private 2nd tier
homesite with beach access, as close to water as most 1 st tiersl
Arch. restrictions but NO hassles with a HOA. Beautiful seclud-
ed beach, steps away from Raw Bar,ONE minute drive to boat
launch,camp store, gas and St Vincent Island. $595,000. Call
Kim Harrison for more information @ 850-227-4960.
* Indian Pass Gulf Front Lot Follow the oyster shell roads
to this- beautiful gulf front lot. Only two houses away from
gulf front community pool. This very private, little community
is tucked away from it all. 68' X 217' MLS #105561 Kim
Harrison 227.4960
* Waterfront lot in East Bay Plantation. Beautiful dock-
able lot 1.10 acre on Wetappo Creek, easy intercoastal
access. Great investment opportunity Call Candice Upchurch
850.227.6402
* 211 Hardy Street, Overstreet MLS#103778 2.21 acres
in the country, close to intra-coastal waterway. Left uncleared
for natural setting. Homes or mobile homes. $120,000 Call
Brenda Miller 850-227-5380
* Large 3/4 acre lot with beautiful unobstructed views of
St. Joe Bay. Call Sonjia Raffield 340-0900
CAPE SAN BLAS
* Jubilation lot #32 $419,000 Get into this great new develop-
ment with a lot that is priced to sell. Natalie 850-227-4355


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* Park Point Subdivision-107 Park Point Circle. Premium
located lot in premium located subdivision. Master planned
community, deeded gulf access, pool and pool house. Motivated
seller, Excellent opportunity. $350,000. Contact Patrick Jones
today @ (850) 814-5878.
* 225 Park Point Circle. Premier location on the Cape. Great
amenities including pool, pool house, and deeded gulf access.
Wise investment. Contact Patrick Jones @ (850).814-5878
* Lot 7, Jubilation Subdivision. Over an acre of gulf front
property in the premier subdivision on Cape San Bias. Close
proximity to the beach club house. A fantastic investment
and great place to build a beach home. In a X-flood zone.
$1,500,000. Contact Patrick Jones @ (850) 814-5878.
- Lot 9, Phase 1, Jubilation Subdivision. Over an acre of
gulf front property in the premier subdivision on Cape San Bias.
Close proximity to the beach club house. A fantastic investment
and great place to build a beach home. In a X-flood zone.
$1,400,000. Contact Patrick Jones @ (850) 814-5878.
* Cape San Blas-74.63' Gulf Front! Beautiful property
w/beach access along left side of property line MLS#106461
$1,350,000 Call Todayl Contact Candice Upchurch for
more information @ 850-227-6402.
* Cape San Bias- 214 White Sands Drive. 1st Tier Lot with
great view in good location. Gulf Access via boardwalk. This
lot is surrounded by lovely homes. Ride by today and call
Susie White 800-451-2349 or 850-227-4046.
- Cape San Bias, 1st tier lot-Fantastic view of the beaches of
Cape San Bias. Just steps away from the St. Joseph State Park.
$749,900 mls#105626


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SPECTACULAR UNOBSTRUCTED
VIEW OF THE OCEAN. Will not last
long at this price. Very well maintained
3bed/3bath Mexico Beach, 208 Hwy 98
$998,000 Natalie 850-227-4355












Port St. Joe-3BR/2BA home in estab-
lished neighborhood. Fireplace, large
screened porch and separate workshop.
mls#105642 $355,000 Call Diane Scholz
850-227-6297


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