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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Creation Date: August 25, 2005
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    Section B: Restaurant Guide
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Football Seasons Kick Off 8-9A


Doctor on a Mission 2A


Beach Advisory Committee Moves Ahead 6A


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YOUR HOMETOWN


OVER 67 YEARS


Commission Votes to "Move Forward" with


County Wi(
By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Voters spoke and county commissioners
finally decided to listen and act.
After months of prodding by his
fellow commissioners, discussions among
community members and most importantly,
a 67 percent vote in favor of a return to
county-wide voting, vice chairman Carmen
McLemore made a motion for Board of County
Commissioners to "proceed forward."
"If it goes to the White House, Supreme
Court, ever how far we need to go, we need
an answer," McLemore demanded of Nathan
Peters in Tuesday's regular bi-monthly
meeting.
After presenting his argument to the
board, McLemore then made a motion to
remove Peters as board chairman.
The motion received a second for
discussion by Commissioner Bill Williams.
Williams told Peters that his lawsuit,
which alleges that at large county-wide
voting excludes black representation and
dilutes voting strength of Gulf County's black
citizens, if not dropped, will cost the county

Scallop Festival Coming


Soon to Port St. Joe
By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
French fries have been unceremoniously
banished from this year's Scallop Festival,
set to take place Sept. 3-4 in Port St. Joe.
With their slow cooking time, French
fries were holding up the crowds standing in
line to sample the festival's main attraction
- the scallop.
Festival directors have a good handle on
their priorities. This year, they have ordered
extra scallops and are entrusting the capable
Lions Club with the cooking.
"We're trying to cut down on the long
lines. That's our goal this year,"
promised Gulf Co n ty
Chamber o f










Commerce
executive d i r e c t o r
S a n d r a Chafin.
Scallop baskets will be available for
$5 and dinners, with generous portions of
scallops, coleslaw, baked beans and hush
puppies, can be had for $7. Festival goers
may also purchase frozen scallops in 5-
pound bags for $30.
Fret not, French fry fans, the festival will
offer a variety of other delicacies, including
bar-b-que and Cajun fare.
In addition to its great food, the festival
See SCALLOP FESTIVAL on Page 11A


le Voting, Peters Unseated as Chair


additional funding.
"How can you talk about reducing the
budget when you have $140,000 reserved for
this lawsuit," Williams implored of Peters.
"If you're going to lead, lead," Williams
said. "If not, get out of the way."
When Peters maintained his position,
admitting with a simple "no" that he would
not drop the lawsuit, Williams maintained
his second to remove Peters as chairman.
Commissioner Billy Traylor emphasized
that the residents of the county needed five
representatives on the board not just a
single member representative particularly
in the constantly developing south end of the
county.
After all was said and done, Peters was
removed from the chairman's seat on the
board, by a 3-2 majority, and the county
commission voted 4-1 to "move forward" with
county-wide voting.
As of now, the county will remain in
single-member districts. In order to return
to county-wide voting, a judge will have
to reverse the Consent Decree which
implemented single-member districts.
McLemore, after taking the seat as
chairman, then made a motion for the board
to adopt a re-districted map that extended
Peters' current district north of the City of
Port St. Joe into White City.
The new map, or Scenario 503, not
only extends Peters' district, but balances


the. represented populations in each of the
county's five districts.

Map 17AAR Current Districts
District Population
1 2,462
2 2,681
3 2,548
4 1,851
5 2,613

Scenario 503 Proposed New Districts
District Population
1 2,591
2 2,552
3 2,548
4 2,354
5 2,398

At the proposed district change to people
in White City, Williams expressed concern
over meeting his constituents' needs.
"County-wide voting will be the cure for
a lot of our ills, but there is still a fear of the
unknown," Williams said.
Julia Cunningham of the county-wide
voting committee, at Williams' suggestion,
said she would be happy to conduct town
hall meetings throughout the county, letting
people know that, "they're gaining four
commissioners, not losing one."
Contingent on the county-wide
voting committee's review and approval


of the proposed re-districting, the county
commission approved proposed Scenario
503.
In other business, the Port Authority
appeared before county commissioners prior
to the regular meeting on Tuesday seeking
support of their negotiation efforts with the
St. Joe Company to "bring a port back to
Port St. Joe."
Chairman Allen Cox said the Port
Authority has spent the summer in
negotiations with the St. Joe Company for
purchase of approximately 160 acres of
property to set up port operations.
Cox said negotiations have been "vigorous
at times, but collaborative." He added that the
Port Authority expects to present a contract
to the public in the next 30 days.
The price $23.5 million for Parcel A and
$4.5 million for Parcel B a total $28 million,
"is intimidating."
"We don't have a business plan or a
customer, but if we work together, we can
bring this thing to life," Cox added.
Port Authority members emphasized that
the opportunity, due to timelines on state
and federal funding, carries a limited window
of opportunity.
Some commissioners expressed
concern over the Port Authority's proposed
controversial use of eminent domain in past
See COUNTY on Page 5A


City, St. Joe Close Land Swap, Marina Deal

S-. .. By Tim Croft
It g Star News Editor
It might have taken more than a year to
finally work out all the kinks, but in the end
Port St. Joe city commissioners wasted little
time providing their approval.
The proposed deal between the city and
The St. Joe Company to swap parcels of land
and ownership of the Port St. Joe Marina will
t come to fruition in the next several weeks
after commissioners approved final contract
language on Monday night prior to their third
budget workshop.
The land swap portion of the deal is
essentially as it has been from the start, with
the city gaining more than $600,000 and
valuable bay waterfront property from which
a park and public walkway will ultimately
take shape, with The St. Joe Co. taking pos-
session of the parcels between the marina
and Marina Drive.
The major addition to the original land
swap agreement, explained Monday night by
S.city attorney Billy Joe Rish, is an additional
.525 feet of waterfront property bordered by
.the Maddox property, Baltzell Avenue and a
V parcel at the marina which will, like those in
the original agreement, switch from city to
St. Joe Co. ownership.
"It's a better deal than you had a year
ago," Rish told commissioners. "This is a
pretty good agreement. The only change is
we've got about $1 million more in property
out of it"
The marina purchase, a separate agree-
The St. Joe Company intends to make improvements to the Port St. Joe Marina once ment between the city and St. Joe, remains
it becomes the owner. See PSJ CITY on Page 12A


Saying I
By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
From the hospital bed where he lay dying
of cancer, Dr. Jorge J. San Pedro comforted
his family with a testament of faith.
"All things have a beginning and all
things have an end," he said.
A Cuba native who embraced Port St.
Joe as his home, San Pedro was laid to rest
on Thursday, following a heartfelt send-off
by family and friends at St. Joseph Catholic
Church.
Delivering eulogies at Thursday's service,
San Pedro's daughter, Ana San Pedro-
LaBorde, son, Jorge San Pedro and Port St.
Joe Mayor Frank Pate described a life that
began with ,itri,.ui-l and ended in peace.
Medical School Vows
San Pedro was born in a small village in
the Cuban province of Las Villas.
The son of a doctor, San Pedro entered
medical school at the University of Havana
in the late 1940s.
There, he had a fateful encounter with
his future wife, Amalia.
"He happened by coincidence to meet a


farewell to Dr.


lovely brunette with beautiful green eyes and
he fell hopelessly in love," said son, Jorge
San Pedro.
Amalia insisted that San Pedro finish
medical school before they got married,
but after failing one
particularly difficult
class, San Pedro
decided he could wait
no longer.
"He was able to
convince her he'd
become a doctor, but
why don't they get
married before that,"
Jorge recalled.
The couple "
married October
15, 1950, and had '-
five children, Jorge,
Ricardo, Alejandro, .-'
Ana and Maria. .
Fleeing Castro's Dr. Jorge J. San
Cuba battle with cancer o
San Pedro made longtime Port St. Joe
good on his promise commissioner.


p
on
d


to Amalia. By the early 1960s,
well-respected surgeon and chief
Cuban hospital.
But with Castro's rise to pc
native Cuba, San Pedro would
with one
difficult d
his life.
Thoug
found care
San Ped
not endure
oppressiv
When th
ordered all
off the is
Pedro wit
children fr
and bega
plans for
move to Ar
"After
'edro, 81, ended his understood
Sunday. He was a Castro was
octor and former city on destr
Cuba that


San Pedro
he was a my father decided it was time to leave,"
of staff at a remembered Jorge San Pedro, who would be
the first to make the journey to his aunt and
power in his uncle's Miami home.
d be faced Amalia took the separation from her son
of the most especially hard, and urged her husband to
decisions of return Jorge home.
But San Pedro was resolute in his
*h he had decision. According to Jorge San Pedro, his
.er success, father told his mother: "When I die, you can
Iro could bring him back. While I'm alive, he needs to
re Castro's stay there."
e regime. The family had planned to join Jorge in
e dictator Miami, but after the Cuban Missile crisis,
I the priests Cubans were forbidden to leave the island.
island, San At her first opportunity, Amalia went to
hdrew his the Swiss embassy and said that she had a
tom school, son in the U.S. and wanted to join him.
.n making In late 1966, Amalia's request was
his family's granted. She and Jorge's four siblings set
merica. sail for Miami.
he With no one to replace him at the
)d that hospital, San Pedro was forced to stay behind
s embarked in Cuba. He was finally able to convince a
oying the fellow doctor to fill his position, and set a
we knew, See GOODBYE on Page 1 OA


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A Doctor's


Journey to Guatemala


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
When Dr. Kevin Murphy
boarded a plane bound for
San Benito, Guatemala last
month, he carried three duffle
bags filled with sample-size
medications.
The samples were
donations from area health
departments and giant
pharmaceutical companies,
pint-sized offerings of
goodwill to be dispensed to
the neediest of patients.
Murphy had come to San
Benito to work in the city's
Good Samaritan Clinic as a
volunteer with the Mission
Doctors Association.
Founded in 1959,


the non-profit Catholic
organization sponsors
physicians and their families
in mission hospitals and
clinics in 35 countries.
A member of Mission
Doctors since 2001, Murphy
had requested an assignment
in Latin America.
When he heard that
Mark Kummer, the volunteer
who oversees the operations
of the Good Samaritan clinic,
was leaving Guatemala
for a three-week teaching
engagement, Murphy offered
up his services.
A mission trip to
Cameroon, West Africa
inspired Murphy to come
out of retirement in 2002,


and his visit to Guatemala
proved another life changing
experience.
While in Guatemala,
Murphy discovered that
access to medical care is
extremely limited.
In San Benito, one 25-bed
hospital serves a population
of 20,000.. Patients can wait
days before being seen, and
often are treated by a nursing
assistant instead of a doctor.
"And then God help you if
you need any kind of specialty
care," added Murphy.
Private clinics are out
of reach of 90 percent of
the population, and a bus
ride to Guatemala City, the
country's capital, takes eight


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Gulf County Health Department doctor Kevin Murphy spent three weeks volunteering at the
Good Samaritan Health Clinic in San Benito, Guatemala as part of a mission with the Mission Doctors
Association.


to 10 hours.
At the Good Samaritan
Clinic, Murphy's patients
unfailingly expressed their
gratitude, and though poor,
insisted on paying their way.
"They are very proud,
they don't take things for
free," said Murphy.
The clinic encourages
patients to be self-reliant by
charging a small consultation
fee. Though visits typically
cost only 15 quetzales ($1.45),
Murphy noted that the act
of paying makes patients
feel like they are part of the
treatment process, helping
them "regard the advice as
worthwhile."
Once a week, Murphy
traveled to the aldeas, or
villages, conducting outreach
programs in areas where


medical care is non-existent.
Makeshift clinics were
set up inside thatched-roof
cottages vacated by village
families.
"It is considered a
prestigious thing to have the


to language tapes before
his visit to Guatemala, his
"mangled Spanish" often fell
on uncomprehending ears.
In the villages, the heavily
Mayan population speaks
Q'eqchi. Murphy's young


Dr. Murphy poses with two young health promoters inside the
Good Samaritan Clinic. The health promoters served as interpret-
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clinic people come to your
house," said Murphy.
Inside, Murphy
conducted physical exams
on dirt floors and dispensed
medication from "the
pharmacy," a name he gave
to a pair of cardboard boxes
stacked on a wooden table.
Though Murphy listened


health promoters, trained to
take vital signs and review
patient histories, served as
Murphy's interpreters.
Though he brought
with him medicine to treat
diabetes, heart disease and
high cholesterol, Murphy
(See JOURNEY on Page 13A)


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Two village patients wait to see the doctor. The Good Samaritan
Clinic conducts a weekly outreach program to the aldeas, or vil-
lages, where medical care is non-existent.




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PSJ/Mexico Beach Relay



for Life Organization




Outpaces Area Counterparts


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
After participating in
May's 24-hour Relay for
Life, the Port St. Joe/Mexico
Beach organizers had barely
caught their collective breath
when they began planning
for next year's event.
In June,' they launched
a relay kickoff, registering
teams, collecting donations
and assembling a dedicated
group of 16 committee
chairs.
By the time August
arrived, they had left their
Bay Area counterparts in the
dust, earning the region's
first Pacesetter Award
from the American Cancer
Society.
The Pacesetter Award
recognizes teams that have
met qualification criteria
.ahead of schedule. To be
eligible for the award, the
Port St. Joe/Mexico Beach
relay organizers recruited
all committee chairs, met
10 percent of their financial
goals and enlisted 20 percent
of last year's teams.
"We got off to a great
big fast start, and that's
the reason why we're the
first pacesetter in the
community," said the group's
Public Relations chair, Dwan
Hightower.
The Port St. Joe/Mexico
Beach Relay committee has
already recruited teams from
the VFW, Dreamcatcher
Publishing, HealthChek,
Coastal Writers Group, First
United Methodist Church,
Coastal Community Bank
and Kiwanis Club, with
several other organizations
promising to ,assemble
teams.,
,A:fmancial goal of $2,000
has been set for each team,
with a combined fundraising
goal of $53,000.
-1- Relay organizers 1ha '
several fundraisers in the
works, including a booth at-
the Scallop Festival, where


they will paint faces and sell
food, T-shirts and bracelets.
Between now and next
year's event, held March 31
to April 1 at Frank Pate Park,
teams will raise additional
funds by hosting raffles,
auctions and bake sales,
and by selling luminaries in
memory of cancer survivors.
Track markers bearing the
names of local businesses
will be sold for $100.
"It's a real good thing for
local businesses to advertise
and support the community,"
said Hightower.
Proceeds from the
relay will go to the Gulf
Coast Cancer Victims
Organization, which funds
college scholarships, wigs
and clothing for cancer
patients, support groups
and transportation to and
from treatments.


Relay participants will
camp out overnight, with
a representative from each
team on the track for the
event's duration.
Cancer survivors will be
honored with a dinner prior
to the relay. The Port St. Joe/
Mexico Beach team currently
has three survivors, Phyllis
Althstter, 7-year old Sarah
Nagles, and Hightower,
who triumphed over breast
cancer 12 years ago.
"Gulf County. has the
highest number of cases of
cancer per capital in this
state. That's an incredible
statistic," Hightower noted.
For more information
on the 2006 Relay for Life,
contact Dwan Hightower at
(850) 647-1645.


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Editorials, Comments... The Star
PAGE FOUR THURSDAY, August 25, 2005
-- ... r a & s e l l" m a m a s. .. A M U M M E


Why Not Ask Why?


That gagging sound heard from one end
of the county to the other last week was the
gasping for air of property owners as tax
notice envelopes were opened.
Property owners receiving their TRIM
notices, providing an estimate on proposed
taxes for the coming year, discovered that the
cost of holding onto their properties is taking
off faster than stock cars at the green flag.
Gas pumps have nothing on local property
taxes, the tales of woe, of multiplication by
powers of 10, as common as the crud infecting
people in droves across the south end of the
county.
One aspect of the problem could be
gleaned in recent weeks in notices which
several local property owners, including
a church, have received in the mail. These
innocuous looking postcards and letters from
far-flung locales like Fort Myers and Irvine,
Calif., encouraged folks to consider selling
their property.
The entities on the other end of those
letters, such as Sellyourlot.com, have one
mission in mind, as was clearly explained
when one group, a mother and son, were
contacted by a reporter flipping, or reselling,
the land for profit.
This is what it has come to in this housing
market, which certainly looks as much like
a bubble as tech stocks did five or six years
ago.
Outsiders who possess no real knowledge
of the community or of the folks who comprise
the community's fabric seeking to purchase
land as speculation that the values will only
go higher and higher, mindless of the impacts
on long-time residents or those who hoped to
sink roots.into the soil of Gulf County.
People, with no real investment in the
community, lining their pockets while those
who chose this spot on the map as home are
priced right on down the road.
From our point of view it is time that
property owners stood up and said they are
mad as heck and they aren't going to take it
anymore.
This brings us to the first two weeks in
September and dates which should be circled
boldly in red .- the dates for public budget
hearings in the municipalities, School Board
and county.
In part, we can push aside the School
'Board, which, with guidance from Tallahassee,
whittled its millage rate by more than two
mills, raising taxes negligibly.
Elsewhere, though, property owners
deserve to have their voices heard and to ask
.the simple question why?
Why is the budget that is being proposed
,a good one?
Rather than platitudes and generalities, .
the insistence should be on specifics.
*'" Why.must taxes go up faster, percentage-
wide, than the property values from which
tax rates flow?
Why can't more be sliced from budgets to
make property tax bills at least slightly more
palatable?
Why does the county, as an example,
really need $4.5 million new dollars, a tax
increase of more than 40 percent, coming
a year after pouring more $2 million new
dollars into their coffers?
Why are some commissioners more
concerned with seeing the Road Department
taken care of by FEMA than taking care of
property owners in their own county just as
they county they envision only spills to north
of the White City bridge?
Then-County Commission chairman
Nathan Peters, Jr., to his credit has already
nullified one question mark by insisting to
his fellow commissioners that they could cut
another half-mill, or roughly $1.3 million,
from the county budget when the first public


hearing is held Sept. 6.
The past few years, any member of the
public making a similar contention, offering
a similar critique of the prehminary budget,
was dismissed by being told it was too late in
the budget process for major changes.
They were told that they should have
participated earlier in the process, though
though public input is hardly invited during
budget workshops. Essentially the public was
cut off at the knees by. according to some
commissioners, time.
Why?
No valid reason. Peters statement of
two weeks ago indicated, since there is still
sufficient time to massage the numbers,
leaving taxpayers a perfect opening for future
years budget hearings why is it too late to
.press for changes when the public finally has
its say, since that is the -intent of a public
hearing?
The cynic might take the stance that
Tuesday night's action to unseat Peters as
chairman and "move forward" with county-
wide voting though the latter was long
'overdue was a pre-emptive strike aimed
at that Sept. 6 public hearing and Peters'
pronouncement that the board needs to
examine cutting more from the budget.
Once they've gone through their
.workshops, this has not been a board, as
previously stated, prone to taking another
trip down the line items and there has been
little, if any, urgency about the issue of at-
large voting since last November.
Of course, that same cynic might' argue
that Peters' stance on cutting the budget,
while he has a history of being fiscally
conservative, was a shield to deflect criticism
on his, and the board's, resistance to act on
the voters' desires about at-large voting.
If slicing all fat from the budget was the
goal, then, as was noted Tuesday night, the
board could have saved $140,000 from the
outset with an agreement by Peters to drop
the. lawsuit from. which the consent decree
mandating single-member districts evolved.
The same cynic might also contend that
Tuesday night was an indication that some
board members actually did discover the
public's pulse, and acted before a grassroots
effort by some of their constituents took the
issue of moving forward on at-large voting
right out the BCC's hands.
At-large voting tax relief. They are
interwined to the public. While commissioners
seem, the cynic might say, to be trying to figure
out which is the more politically expedient to
address, the voters see them as two sides of
the .samp coin. "'
Sb we arrive at one final question about
this budget and tax burdens, and we will
center it, as an overarching example, on the
$2 million which commissioners have chosen
to put into their reserves or "rainy day" funds.
A sensible decision, a sound financial choice,
but one which in the current climate begs
one question.
Why, though, should the Commission be
entrusted to spend $2 million in reserves in
the best interest of the county in the event of
an emergency or disaster when an issue as
clear-cut as at-large voting, with the public's
desires clearly stated, is barely a blip on
the radar screen for commissioners for nine
months?
The first two weeks' of September are
crunch time for public budgets. Those
property tax notices received the past two
weeks should provide all the evidence needed
that the public has a vested interest they:
are the bosses paying a mighty premium" in
salaries and benefits in how the county and
'its municipalities spend taxpayer dollars.
It's really, quite simple the whys have


.. .. Go The Distance

i '.by Tim Croft
Star News Editor


Calling All Trucks
And ambulances, cranes, into the awe of the variety of
dump trucks and boats: wheels that can spin to pro-
Mix in a front-end loader, a' vide toys and holiday food for
fire engine, a police vehicle, local residents.,
Smokey the Bear and what It is the latest wrinkle the
have you got? community has conjured into
Christmas time for the existence to bolster a pro-
young at heart. gram which last. year made
Actually, in this case, Christmas a little better with
Christmas for Kids and the a new toy, a tasty meal for
Elderly in October. more than 1,100 local folks.
-Long Avenue Baptist The idea, from the imagi-
Church is on the lookout for nation of Doran, is to gather
any company, government as many vehicles as possible
agency or private individu- in one area, be it Long Avenue
al who would like to make or, depending on response,
Christmas a little better time the'grounds of the Centennial
for some local youngsters and Building, so that kids and,
not-so-youngsters by provid- heck yes, adults can come
ing some chasses, motors and out and touch, giggle, hop
big wheels for one Saturday in aboard and generally ooh and
October. ah.
The brainchild of Suzanne In turn, Doran is ask-
Doran, "Touch-A-Truck" ing each child to bring either
would be, for lack of more a new unwrapped toy or
apt description, a dream few non-perishable food item or
hours for the gear-head in make a suggested donation
most young children, tapping of $4-$5 which will benefit


the Christmas for Kids and
Seniors Program.
It is a first of its kind and,
Doran hopes, the beginning
of a long healthy co-existence
with the Christmas program,
which has taken off during the
past four or five years under
the leadership of Jerry Stokoe
and, now, Sandy Lieberman.
It is also, Doran pro-
posed, an opportunity to bring
community together, with
churches, schools, Junior
Service League, Chamber of
Commerce presented with the
opportunity for joining hands
to paint some green and red
onto somebody's Christmas.
The event is planned
for Oct. 15, the likely time,
though further tweaking will
be permitted, between 10 a.m.
and 1 p.m.
What Doran needs at this
juncture is a bit of community
outpouring for the project.
From Wewahitchka to Port
St. Joe to the Cape, Doran is
seeking folks willing to donate
vehicles for the event police,
Sheriffs Office, EMS, fire
departments, the Division of
Forestry, construction com-
panies, the Road Department,.
Division of Public Works,
the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
and the AirHeart helicopter.


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by Kesley Colbert



Why I Don't Eat



Avocados!


This idea of these large
syndicates buying out the
local merchants didn't begin
last week. I remember how
shocked everyone was when
the U-Tote'Em Food Company
purchased the largest gro-
cery store in our little town.
We had been raised to believe
that the actual owner of the
place had to have his name
prominently displayed on the
big glass window facing the
street. We didn't understand
"absentee ownership".
It was J. A. Abernathy's
Hardware. The Jim Alexander
Insurance Company.
Cannon's Rexall Drugstore.
Tommie Hill's D. X. Service
Station. Moseley Seed and
Produce Company....
If you were proud of the
business and what you had
to offer, you didn't mind put-
ting your name right out
front! And folks around there
were just naturally suspi-
cious of any place that' hid
behind a pseudonym.
That's why it baffled us
so that Ben Everett, Sr. and-
Glen King would sell a busi-
ness that seemed to be really
humming in the realm of
entrepreneurship as defined
by our little community.
They had the best "spot" in
town! They were right up on
the square next to the Park
Theater. The crowd hanging
around the on-going checker
games had only to waddle
across the street for cokes
and dill pickles.
Woodrow Kennon's
Grocery and Mercantile
Store was down back of the
square on Broadway Street,
facing the giant parking lot
that served as a holding pen
on Mule Day. Some first
Monday's, if the wind was
just right, it was hard to sit
on his front porch and eat
your Hostess Twinkie. Mr.
Paul Pinson's Store was over
on Lee Avenue, just up from
Gene's Barber Shop. If you
weren't getting your ears low-
ered you never ventured over
that way. There just didn't
, seem to be any logical reason
for Mr. Ben and Mr. Glen to
quit the grocery business.
We didn't know it at the
time, but it was the begin-
ning of a new era in our little
town.
At first, we laughed
about the name. U-Tote-Eml


She's just looking for some
wheels. And Smokey, he's also
to be in attendance.
To contact Doran for more
information or to make a con-
tribution call 229-1208 or
e-mail BandSDoran(agtcom.
net or contact Long Avenue
Baptist Church at 229-8691 or
labc(dgtcom.net or Lieberman
at 229-8466 ...
On a more cautionary
note, travel on the Internet to
www.mindlace.com/strange-
love for a peak at how devel-
opment has, to put it mild-
ly, transformed one nearby
coastal community.
The photographer whose
site it is has taken a pho-
tograph of Destin Harbor in
Walton County from the movie
Dr. Strangelove it was back-
drop for a military flying scene
- and added a photograph
of the same harbor 40 years
after the making of the film.
Make sure to, scroll all
the way to the bottom of the
page for a fade-in and fade-
out illustration of how the
harbor has changed well,.
how it's been overwhelmed by
concrete and wood in the
intervening decades.
As we consider how to
best manage growth in this
progressively remembered
coast, the images provide, like


It sounded like something
Tonto might say to the Lone
Ranger when they were out
collecting bad guys. And
it was no longer a grocery
store...it was a U-Tote-Emr
Super Marketl Ricky Gene
Stafford wondered out loud
as to what was so super
about a place that sold tur-
nip greens and toilet paper.
There were other chang-
es. We would give Mr.
Woodrow our list and he'd
fill it out for us while we
drank a Dr Pepper or test-
ed the crusted edge of the
hoop cheese. He'd bag it for
you with the eggs always
on top. And we never paid
cash. He just pulled our per-
sonal ticket book out of the'
shoebox and marked down
the appropriate amount. Him
and Daddy would settle up at
the end of the month.
At the new super market
they gave you a metal buggy
when you walked in. You
actually had to go'around
from shelf to shelf and pick
out your own stuff. : We
thought they were kidding at
first! A grocery store without
an owner, no one actually
"waited" on you and people
like Stump Dalrimple and
Miss. Maude McCluster were
turned, loose with a wheeled
buggyl There was no way,
this concept would ever take
off...
Larkin Gilmore had
worked for Mr. Ben and Mr.
Glen for years. He was pretty
laid back and would give us
a cheese and cracker sand-
wich from time to time. He
always had a story about
one of the Cunningham chil-
dren! or'some of them Atwood
boys., We liked: to hang out
there between baseball and
checker games.
We hurried in right after
they imported all the carts
and put the new light out
front to get the lowdown on
the U-Tote-Em acquisition.
Larkin didn't have time to
talk. He was putting' up stock
and filling out report led-
gers.
We tried to slow hims
down to get a question in
but he'd wave us. off, "Not
now boys, I can't stop. I'm
competing against U-Tote-
Em's other stores in Milan,
Trezevant, Greenfield and the
like. They've even got a half a
dozen stores up in Kentucky.
I've got quotas to meet."
We. didn't know a thing
about quotas. We figured all
he had to do was out sell


Panama City Beach, some-
thing of the canary in the coal
mine for those who hope to
grip tightly to the quiet small-
town feel of Gulf County ...,
This corner was buoyed to
see the Port Authority make
a public presentation to the
Board of County Commission
on Tuesday night regarding
potential plans for a port in
Port St. Joe.
In particular, given the
way this process started, with
a very public, well-report-
ed visioning process which
aimed to clear the haziness
between the future as seen by
The St. Joe Co. and the Port
Authority.
That visioning process
spanned over more than a
year, made significant strides
forward and, at the very least,
produced at least one clear
idea of what the future could
hold.
It was always a given dur-
ing the process, though, that
the various sides would at
some point have to sit down
at the negotiating table and
hammer out the final details,
dot the i's and cross the t's.
But it was also always a
given that the various stake-
holders would take a plan
to the public for input and
potential tweaking. I


Woodrow Kennon and he'd
be all right! But he wouldn't
slow down and he wouldn't
stop. He even got upset about
us racing his carts down aisle
4. And he near 'bout went
ballistic when David Mark
picked out the fifty pound
Martha White flour bag on
the very bottom of the stack.
Mother was going to make
him a shirt out of the sack
and he pointed to the pattern
he liked best. It took time
to rearrange the entire pile
and according to the "new"
Larkin, "time was money"!
He wouldn't even buy
our squash or okra anymore.
It all had to be shipped in
from Lawrenceburg. It was
something about contracts.
And, the new policies were
strictly adhered to lin all 23
stores across four states
You'd a thought these
syndicate people were just in
it for the money.
They cut the hoop cheese
into nicely laid out slices
and wrapped them with cel-
lophane so there was no
pecking on the edges. And
there were no more family
ticket books. Everyone paid
cash. They put in new lights
and widened the aisle. They
shipped in avocados and
nectarines.
They lowered their prices
until Woodrow and Paul had
to quit. .then they raised'em
right back up higher than a
cat's back They let Larkin
go. I th'ik ir the big busi-
ness world terminology, he
had been "quota-ed". They
replaced him with some
bespectacled little guy from
Memphis with a degree in
food management and the
temperament of a malriour-
ished rattlesnake with a bad
tooth ache.
Progress I reckon.
It finally caught up with
the U-Tote-Em people. It
didn't take long for a big-
ger food chain to move in
out on the new by-pass and
put them out of business.
'Course, that was mighty
small consolation for Mr.
Woodrow, Paul and Larkin..
Respectfully,
Kes


Now, months have gone
by, while multiple changes
have occurred on the Port
Authority board, and the nego-
tiations have remained- with
valid reason behind a veil.
Valid, that is, until it was
learned just two weeks ago
that at least some county
commissioners, if not all, had
received an individual briefing
on the Port Authority's poten-
tial plans, with one commis-
sioner asking that the county
earmark $500,000 in the near
future as something of "good-
faith" or lobbying money.
When the discussions
have reached a point where
public dollars come into play,
it's time to remove the veil and
return to the public arena to
sketch in the Port Authority's
vision for creating a port in
Port St. Joe.
There are simply too
many questions already in
play regarding how taxpayer
dollars are spent in this coun-
ty to gum up what could be
a dynamic economic develop-
ment engine by not making
clear the path to its creation.


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controversial use of eminent
domain in past discussions.
Cox said the Port
Authority has decided
to move away from use of
eminent domain or any other
adverse actions.
Part of the stipulation of
the Port Authority's 'proposed
land purchase will be a
resale of the existing 3.5 acre
bulkhead back to the St. Joe
Company.


Dead Turtles

Show Truth


The sea turtles now
washing up on Florida's
southwest shores are a sad
reminder of the assault
that's been going on for years
against the Gulf of Mexico,
courtesy of polluters and lax
regulators in Tallahassee and
Washington.
The scientific warnings
about the Gulf's ill health
are coming true. This year's
spectacle is dead turtles,
more' than 77 of them off
the southwest coast since
July. But it isn't just tur-
tles: About 58 dead mana-
tees have also been hauled
in since March, and the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service says
they died from red tide, just
like the turtles. Last year's
national TV news showed
dead dolphins, washing up
all over the Panhandle in
March while tourists walked
gingerly by, holding their
noses.
The red tide that is kill-
ing these sea creatures is fed
by extra nutrients that wash
into the water from polluted
rivers, factory-sized dair-
ies, industrial pipes, poorly
planned 'development, and
outdated sewage treatment
plants. This pollution is tip-
ping the biological apple cart
we all depend on for fishing.
swimming, and drinking.
SFisLherLCIerL ar,, divers
say there is a 2,000u-squarle-


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Commissioner Traylor
told members of the Port
Authority that he had
problems with the old
board, but from his current
standpoint, he saw a more
positive outlook from the
Port Authority and offered
his support.
Commissioner Williams
also offered his support of
the Port Authority's efforts.
"Y'all have moved forward


mile Gulf "dead zone" stretch-
ing from Pasco County to
Sarasota. The dead zone -
the worst many can remem-
ber is littered with dead
fish, crabs, and shellfish.
Florida's Department of
Environmental Protection
isn't helping matters. In office
buildings far from the beach-
es where dead sea creatures
are washing in, Gov. Jeb
Bush's bureaucrats are mak-
ing changes on paper that
reverberate to our coastline.
The trouble started in
1999 and continues through
today. The DEP decided to
remove hundreds of water-
ways from the state's offi-
cial cleanup list. The 'state
worked closely with polluting
industries to craft the list,
which included such notori-
ously polluted waterways as
Taylor County's black and
smelly Fenholloway, the only
Florida river ever officially set
aside as an "industrial" water-
way. The DEP had no busi-
ness taking the Fenholloway
off the cleanup list! DEP
also wiped many waterways
off the list that are clearly
in need of help, including
parts of Lake Okeechobee,
the Everglades, Tampa Bay,
Charlotte Harbor, Pensacola
Bay, the Suwannee and St.
Johns. Rivers, as well as pol-
luted waters off the crowd-
ed southeastern coast.Even
though Florida'sactions vio-
lated oneof .America's pre-
Inier" *'environmental"- laws
-'. the-federal Clean Water
Act.- the U.S Environimental


with firm dollar commitments
and a commitment not to
exercise eminent domain,"
Williams said.
Of the half million dollars
earmarked for the Port
Authority in the county's
current proposed budget,
Williams told the Port
Authority that commissioners
have the ability to "pull the
plug if there's something
we're uncomfortable with."
Commissioner McLemore.
asked members of the Port
Authority, "How can we trim
our budget another $1.3


Protection Agency refused to
step in and correct Florida's
mistakes. It took a lawsuit
filed by the Clean Water
Network, Sierra Club, and
others to finally get EPA's
attention.
Now, in a victory for the
public, the EPA is admitting
for the first time in court
documents that Florida ille-
gally changed its water qual-
ity standards and violated
the Clean Water Act.
Incredibly, Florida's DEP
has released a new list of
polluted waters to come off
the state clean-up plan an
action that defies the Clean
Water Act, a federal court
order, and now the EPA's
own findings. The newest
list has 151 waters that are
to be deleted. That brings the
statewide total to 487 pollut-
ed waters that DEP refuses
to recognize as needing bet-
ter protection.
It's a sad fact that more
than 30 years after the Clean
Water Act promised clean
water, an overwhelming
majority of Americans live
within 10 miles of a polluted
river, lake, or coastal water.
All this legal maneuver-
ing over Florida's cleanup
list is dry stuff carried out
in sterile courtrooms, but it
has a dramatic impact on
the waters we use for fishing,
drinking, and swimming. It
also affects our property val-
ues and Florida's economy.
Bureaucrats in Tallahassee
shouldn't be allowed to erase
waterwavs off *a paper, list,


million dollars and fund you
people and a project of this
magnitude?"
Port Authority member
David Langston, noting the
progress the board has made
in the past two years, told
commissioners that whether
the Port Authority received
the commissioners' support
or not, "...well get this thing
done."
"As county
commissioners, you
understand the need for
employment in this county,"
Langston said. "We need you


leaving real pollution to kill
turtles, dolphins, fish and
manatees as well as mak-
ing swimmers sick. Even the
bureaucrats in Washington
are beginning to admit it.
How many more dead
turtles, manatees, dolphins,
and fish will it take before
Florida cracks down on pol-
luters?
Linda Young
Tallahassee


Special Ladies

Here in North Gulf
County, there are a few ladies
that I want to publicly com-
mend for their years of, dedi-
cation and service to the peo-
ple of this area. For many of
those years they struggled to
maintain a library in an area
that was little more than a
broom closet. We now have a
new library but the treasure
in the old and new is the
kind, helpful, and encourag-
ing spirit of these keepers of
knowledge.
A welcoming and homey
atmosphere is always felt
when entering our library.
Many times I have watched
the satisfaction and efforts
these women experienced
and go through when chil-
dren come in for books, to
work on the computers, to sit
and read, or to participate in
one of the programs.
In the last twenty years,
I have been guided and
encouraged toward whatever
region of knowledge or enter-
tainment in reading that I
pursued.
My thanks to these truly
aristocratic ladies; Ann,
Dorothy, Sharon, .and new-
comer, Marcy.
Marilyn Blackwell
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to give us the armor to go
into the war zone it's not
about money."
Port Authority board


member Johanna White told
commissioners that the end
result establishment of a
port is what all parties
would benefit from if they
agreed to work together.
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Beach Advisory Committee Officially Formed


By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
They're not denying
problems on others Gulf
County beaches, but instead
are concentrating efforts on
the "most critically eroding"
beaches.
The St. Joseph Peninsula
Beach Advisory Committee
has officially organized to
address what the Department
of Environmental Protection
(DEP) has deemed the state's
fastest eroding beaches,
those on the western end of
Cape San Blas.
Committee member Ray
Golz, in briefing attendees
at last Wednesday's meeting,
said the group hopes to
promote better erosion
management and explore a
beach renourishment project
as means of combating


erosion.
In their first official
order of business, committee
members nominated Bill
Kennedy to serve as chairman
with Charlie Weston of
the South Gulf County
Taxpayers Association and
Ray Golz, a property owner
on the peninsula, serving as
"co-chairs to do leg work and
information gathering" from
residents and stakeholders.
In a kick-off meeting
in early July, several
stakeholderswere determined
to need representation on
the committee. Among them,
the Tourism Development
Council (TDC), the Chamber
of Commerce, the Board of
County Commissioners, Billy,
Joe Rish State Park, the St.
Joseph Peninsula State Park,
DEP, Florida Department of


Transportation, U.S. Fish and
Wildlife and Eglin Air Force
Base on Cape San Blas.
Mike Dombrowski,
a consultant with MRD
Associates, Inc. also on the
committee, said recently that
all the stakeholders needed
to have a good understanding
of the potential beach
renourishment project.
During its most recent
meeting, the committee
received an update from Dr.
Bill Stronge, an economist at
Florida Atlantic University.
Stronge, contracted
by the TDC to provide an,
economic arm to the project,
conducted a series of visitor
surveys during the Memorial
Day holiday as part of his
study to determine economic
value of area beaches.
For nearly 20 years, the


self-titled "beach economist"
has worked with Sarasota
County, Marco Island,
Captiva Island, Nevarre
Beach and many other
tourist-based communities
throughout Florida and
the country. Most recently,
Stronge prepared a statewide
economic impact report for
the Florida Legislature.
Two of Stronge's
primary responsibilities
in past projects have been
development of a funding
structure for renourishment
projects, and, when costs
go beyond a community's
means, collecting information
like surveys and economic
impact studies to help in
seeking additional funding.
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difference between the two as
possible funding options for
the renourishment project.
Strongesaidcommunities
often opt for an MSBU,
in which .property owners
closest to the beach would
bear the burden of the cost.
"Communities usually
go the MSBU route because
of the perceived inequity of
benefit," Strong explained.
"However, if beachfront
property' is worth more
than inland property, [these
property owners] will pay


more taxes."
An MSTU, Stronge
explained, is produced by ad
valorem taxes.
Ultimately though,
Stronge said it was up to
the community to make a
decision about what made
the most sense.
"I'm just trying to give
direction," he added. "The
bottom line is that you
have to come up with funds
locally."
The St. Joseph Peninsula
Beach Advisory Committee
will hold their next meeting
on Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. in the
Robert Moore Administration
Building.


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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, August 25, 2005 7A


As Health Needs Change, Desire for




a Hospital Remains a Constant


By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
After two rounds of
surveys and four focus
groups, the consensus was
unanimous Gulf County
needs a hospital.
In an effort to get input
from the community, the Gulf
County Health Department
recently conducted a needs
assessment of the county's
healthcare industry.
Though the assessment
yielded no new profound
discoveries the inherent
need for a hospital arose
repeatedly the health
needs of the community have
constantly changed over the
years.
Health Department
administrator Doug Kent
said the assessment
was conducted to gain
an understanding of the
community's health concerns,
or put a finger on the "pulse
of the community."
In conjunction with
surveying Gulf County
residents and community
leaders, the Big Bend Health
Council assisted the Gulf
County Health Department
to analyze existing data from
past health assessments.
Community perception
in a 1998 assessment
mentioned pollution, cancer,
drug abuse as frequent
health concerns.
In 2002, pollution fell
lower on the list as a health
concern, but cancer and
drugs remained a concern
among residents. Teenage
pregnancy was included in
the 2002 assessment as a
major concern.
Most recently this past
March and April, research
found cancer still ranked
as one of the top three
major health concerns in
Gulf County. Topping the
list of concerns this year,
however, was the absence
of a hospital and emergency
room services. ..
Top leading causes of
death as determind4l.by the
assessment, heart disease,
cancer and stroke, are
comparable with causes of
death state and nation wide.


The county's death rates from
heart disease and stroke are
significantly higher than that
for the state.
Kent said the needs
assessment and analysis
of data collected by the
Florida Department of
Health illustrated what the
community deemed most
critical.
"This helps us run
revenue dollars towards
things people think are
important," Kent said.
After all the data was
computed, the survey
population identified
several risky behaviors that
jeopardized the community's
overall health.
A lack of exercise and
unhealthy eating habits
topped the list as major
behavioral risks that needed
to be addressed to improve
the county's health status.
"Sixty percent of deaths
are attributed to bad health
behaviors," Kent said.
He added that behavioral
changes, i.e. implementing a
healthy diet and increasing
physical activity, are the most
difficult things to change
within a population.
Smoking, high stress,
obesity, drinking, lack of
sleep and sun exposure were
also included in the list of
major behavioral risks.
Kent said the health
department and its
community partners,
in looking at long-term
solutions, planned to support
initiatives to focus on overall
health.
In the short term, Kent
said he hoped the community
would begin looking towards
the school system to reach
both adults and children.
Regina Washabaugh of
the school health advisory
council will begin working
with the school board in the
near future to formulate the
state-mandated wellness
*program by June'2006-
Washabaugh -said the
school board already had
several initiatives in place
a monthly newsletter and
annual health screenings for
employees and placement of


water and reduction of fatty
snacks in school vending
machines for students.
Besides .the absence of
accessible healthcare found
in a hospital, key informants,
including business leaders,
healthcare professionals,
elected officials and
educators, reported soaring
health care and insurance
costs as a barrier to health
care.
While the county waits
on Sacred Heart Health
System's timeline to establish
a hospital here, the Health
Department is doing its best
to fill in the gaping needs
of its patients by offering
extended-hour and weekend
service.
By offering extended
hours of service, the Gulf
County Health Department
is attempting to offer a
resolution, .at least in the
interim, to high health care
costs. The Health Department
provides services on a sliding
fee scale.
The .2005 health
assessment went beyond
addressing only the health
care needs of Gulf County
residents. Household income
and economic opportunities,
as integral components of a
community's quality of life,
were assessed within the
survey population.
The latest statistics
show Gulf County, with a
median household income
of $30,276, is significantly


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poorer than the rest of
thp state, which records a
$38,819 median household
income.
Combined with what
Gulf County Property
Appraiser Kesley Colbert
called "exploding" property
values and in turn home
and living costs, there's
little wonder that the survey
population reported health
care unaffordable.
Career opportunities for
young people and a limited
job market, critical elements
for growth and development
of a rural community, were
determined by focus groups
to be restrictions for improved
quality of life. Opportunities
for higher education in Gulf
County were also determined
to be "extremely limited."
Also significantly higher
in Gulf County than at the
state level was the number
of people living in poverty.
In Gulf County, 17 percent
of the population lives in
poverty versus 13 percent
statewide. The federal
government establishes a
measure for poverty each
year. In 2005, a family of five
with a household income of
$22,610 or less is considered


to be living in poverty.
In addition, 21 percent
of Gulf County's children
were determined to be living
in poverty and not receiving
regular care and checkups.


Perhaps the Health
Department's recent
recruitment of a resident
pediatrician is in part
response to the assessment's
findings.


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regular-season schedule, the
Wewahitchka High School
Gators began a new era' with
the right foot forward last
Friday night.
Facing Class 3A East
Gadsden, the Gators ran the
ball with authority and took
advantage of opportunities
when they arrived to out-
score the visitors 24-20 in a
Kickoff Classic.
The Gators will have a
week off to work on some
things and polish their
game before beginning what
is surely one of the most
unique stretches of football
in the region six of the first
seven games on the road, the
lone home game a renewal of
the cross-county rivalry with
Port St. Joe.


"The first six of seven on
the road, that's tough," said
the Gators' first year Coach
Greg Jordan. "To have them
stacked like that, that's a
challenge."
One Wewahitchka could
be up to, however, given
its performance last Friday
night at Gator Field.
In particular, the Gators,
though hardly tossing the
entire playbook on the field,
ran the ball consistently well;
they averaged 4.6 yards with
each touch while rushing for
162 yards on 35 carries.
Ryan Ranie led the
charge with 58 yards on 10
carries, including a second-
quarter rushing touchdown
from two yards out.
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second period had 32 yards
in just three carries.
Roy Suber added 32
yards and a second-quarter
touchdown from 16 yards in
four carries and quarterback
Sean Bierman carried seven
times for 29 yards.
"We really scaled it back,"
Jordan said of his multiple-
looks offensive playbook. "We
ran our base, lead traps, the
veer, bootlegs and out of the I
formation. We didn't want to
give South Walton (the first
regular-season opponent) too
much to prepare for."
Bierman threw just three
passes, but completed all
three for 28 yards and two
touchdowns, a touchdown in
both the second and third
quarters.
Bierman's touchdown
passes were delivered to Trey
Goodwin (seven yards) and
Michael Bailey (23 yards).
"Overall our kids execut-
ed well," Jordan said. "We
got tired late and put some
fumbles on the ground. We
lost four fumbles and we
have to correct that."
Defensively, the Gators
were stout, particularly given
the disadvantages they faced
in size and depth with the
larger school, including a
quarterback ranked among
the Top 12 in the Big Bend
by the Tallahassee newspa-
per.
Wewahitchka's defense
allowed just two touchdowns,
the third coming when East
Gadsden's defense scooped
up one of those late Gator
fumbles and returned it for a
touchdown.
Jordan added that one of
the touchdowns allowed by
the Gator defense could have
easily been for naught, a
40-yard option play in which
two tackles were missed
which could have cut the
play short.
"We were there and
missed," Jordan said. "But
overall, I was pleased with
our effort defensively."
J.J. Roberts paced the
defense with eight tack-
les. Tyler Bush and Joey
Shipman had six tackles and
Dee Baker and Ranie five
each.
Johnny Jones had an,
interception and Michael
Bailey broke up two passes.


Suber, Goodwin and Blaine
Pitts combined for three
sacks of the quarterback.
"Overall I was pleased,"
Jordan said. "Playing a 3A
school, I was pleased with
the way our kids hung in
there and competed.
"They hung in there and
got the job done. It gave them
a lot of confidence."
If there is a cloud, it is
provided by the schedule,


which starts with the Gators'
open date falling this Friday.
"Well be able to correct

some mistakes and work with
the kids, but I'd rather the
open date came later, after
they'd had a few games,"
Jordan said.'
Next Friday it's on the
road, to South Walton,
then Cottondale and Jay
before hosting Port St. Joe
and hitting the road again


at Northview Bratt, West
Gadsden and Srieads.
The Gators final three
games, against Freeport,
Liberty County and
Blountstown, are at home.
Please note, the South
Walton game on Sept. 2 is
a road game, not a home
game as originally printed
on schedules. The game
starts at 7 p.m. CT at South
Walton.


Senior Center Benefit Golf Tournament


Gulf County Senior
Citizens is pleased to
announce the Fourth Annual
Golf Tournament. 8& Benefit
and Dinner at the prestigious
St. Joseph's Bay Country
Club.
To be held, Oct. 8 (rain
date Oct. 15), the Select
Shot Golf Tournament has
proved to be a very popular
and enjoyable event for
all the people who have
attended in the past. It gives
the participants an excellent
opportunity to socialize
with friends, network with
associates and compete with
fellow golfers. So bring 'your
company team or come as
an individual and join us for
a great time, a fun game of
golf, and good food. All teams
must register by Oct. 3. It's
all for a great cause.
'There will be special door
prizes, a possibility of a hole
in one winner of $10,000, an
awards program, and a buffet


dinner.
Sponsorships are $100.
Each sponsor will receive
the following: Company
name on a sign by the hole
they sponsor, their name
announced and published in
the local newspapers, and a
program booklet. Call now
for an early sponsorship,
in order to be included in
promotional materials.
Members and friends of
Senior Citizen's who can't
attend may also provide
door prizes for the drawings.
Companies who provide a
prize will be recognized in
the golf program and at the
dinner after the tournament.
Prizes can be dropped off at
Senior Citizen's Center or
contact Sandy at 229-8466
to arrange for pickup.
Your participation,
sponsorships and pnze
donations are greatly:
appreciated. They will help to
ensure that the 4th Annual


5Golf Tournament will be as
successful as last year.
Gulf County Senior
Citizen's Association is a
non-profit organization which
serves the unmet needs of
our elderly. Our community
elders built this county with
their labor, sweat and tears.:
Their nurturing is what
made us who we aire today.
Now, we must give back to
them. Whether you are a
golfer or not, we urge all Gulf
County residents to write a
check to the Senior Citizen's
Association, to show your
appreciation to the ones who
came before us. All funds
raised stay in this county.
For additional
information contact Sandy
Lieberman. Please call
,229-8440 or 229-8466 to.
register or for sponsorship
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Sharks Provide Glimpses Of Promise In Kickoff Classic


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The Vernon Yellow
Jackets provided a fairly
substantial gauge entering
last Friday's Kickoff Classic
at Shark Field.
A young Port St. Joe
team nearly measured up to
the task.
The Sharks scored first
and played solid defense
in the second half as they
prepped for the start of the
2006 football season against
players not dressed in purple-
and-gold for the first time,
out-pointed but unbowed by
Vernon 13-6.
There was much for
Coach John Palmer who
played much of junior var-
sity in the first quarter -
to find optimism in as' the
Sharks prepare to travel to
Blountstown to open the sea-
son against a team that did
not lose until the state title
game last season.
"It gave us a chance
to look at some things and
chance to figure out the
things we need to work on,"


Palmer said. "It was a good
measuring stick."
On the up side, the
offense, with a bevy of backs,
rushed the ball with some
consistency and left the
classic on fairly even terms
with Vernon and its all-state
quarterback Chad Tyre. Port
St. Joe chewed up 132 yards
of total offense 88 rush-
ing, 44 passing compared
to the Yellow Jackets' 179,
which included more than
120 yards passing by Tyre.
"We ran the ball pretty
good I thought and we had
no (fumbles)," Palmer said.
"We threw two (intercep-
tions), though, one in the
end zone on the final play
that could have put us in
position to tie the game."
More on that later.
Continuing on, the posi-
tive side of the ledger, the
Sharks also jumped on top
first, with Ash Parker, who
had set up a six-play, 60-
yard drive with a second-
quarter interception of Tyre,
sliding in from eight yards
out to break up the zeros on


the scoreboard.
And the defense, after
surrendering 13-straight
points in that second quar-
ter, tweaked some things at
halftime and shut down the
Vernon attack over the final
two quarters.
"Our defense made the
adjustments in the third and
fourth quarters and shut
them down and that was a
positive," Palmer said.
,There were some items,
meanwhile, on the debit
side.
The first came on Matt
Gannon's first snap at quar-
terback, as the sophomore,
who had hurt a shoulder
in the spring, sustained a
broken right ankle which is
expected to keep him on the
sidelines for 6-8 weeks.
If the Sharks reach the
playoffs, they could still
resort to the two-quarterback
rotation with Gannon and
Mike Quinn from which
they had planned to oper-
ate this season, but for .at
least the regular season, the
offense rests on the arm and
legs of Quinn\
"He got tired," Palmer
said of the junior who is also
one of the Sharks top defen-
sive backs. "Our plan was to
start him on defense ... and
in critical situations we still
think he needs to be around
the ball."
However, Mike Byrd and
Daniel Welch will now be
expected to shoulder more of
the burden in the defensive
backfield in order to allow
Palmer to rest Quinn as
much as possible.
Also on the flip side of
the sword was the some-
times less than stellar play

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Crowning A King To Maintain The Reefs


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
It takes a king to build
a reef.
Or pocket some dough.
The ninth annual King
Mackerel Tournament, spon-
sored by and benefiting, the
Mexico Beach Artificial Reef
Association, drops the line
this weekend for two days of
fun, sun and fishing.
The tournament has
grown, in contestants
and prize money, over the
years just as the MBARA,
founded in 1997, has blos-
somed in membership and
reefs deployed in the Gulf of
Mexico.
"We are still going
strong," said Ron Childs, a
driving force in the organiza-
tion and a long-time member
of its board of directors.
The tournament festivi-
ties get underway with the
captain's meeting at 5 p.m.
CT at the El Governor Motel
in Mexico Beach.
This is no ordinary cap-
tain's meeting, with rules
and regulations dished out
with good grub and primo
door prizes.
"We've got about 500


pounds of the most unbe-
lievable Louisiana sausage
coming in," Childs said. "It's
free, too."
The first angling lines can
be dropped into the water at
5 a.m. CT on Saturday, with
weigh-ins at Marquardt's
Marina from 1-5 p.m. CT.
The scales will close at 5
p.m. sharp.
The climax comes that,
night with a fish fry from
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. CT at
Toucan's, the awards cer-
emony following at 8 p.m.
Then a live band will hit the
stage for music and dancing
until 1 a.m. CT on Sunday
morning.
"I think it's going to be a
bigger crowd than we've ever
had," Childs said.
Now, let's talk cash.
The entry fee is $125 per
boat and "you can fish as
many people as you want,"
Childs noted.
The tournament pays for
the three heaviest king mack-
erels $3,000 for first place;
$1,000 for second place; and
$750 for third.
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"It's really a king tourna-
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fish floating around there
just to keep it interesting,"
Childs said.
The tournament is the
major annual fund-raiser for
the MBARA, an all volun-
teer organization which has
deployed more than 100 reefs
in the past nine years.
Early this year the orga-
nization deployed 10 reefs at
a range of 21-24 miles off-
shore, continuing the group's
long-term mission of mov-
ing progressively offshore to
deploy reefs to enhance fish-
ery habitat.
"We are committed to
move offshore and follow
our long-term goals," Childs
said.
"(The number of reefs
deployed to date) makes us
feel proud. Nobody gets paid
any money. It's a volunteer
organization and that makes
me the most proud."
The tournament will also
feature a new Miss Kingfish,
Port St. Joe resident Erica
Bush, who will be on hand
at the scales to greet the
anglers as they arrive from a
morning on the waves.
For more informa-
tion on the King Mackerel
Tournament and the work
of the MBARA go to MBARA.
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of the offensive line, an expe-
rienced unit expected to be
among the team's strengths.
In simple terms, Palmer said,
he hoped to see more out of
the unit as the season opens
on Friday.
"We didn't blow people
off the line, but at the. same
time they weren't horrible,".
Palmer said.
And while the defense
made the proper adjust-
ments in the second half,


the let down after the Sharks
scored in the second quarter,
allowing Vernon to pour on
13 unanswered points was
discouraging.
Finally, the red side of
the ledger has the final drive
of the game, which ended
with the Sharks knocking
on the door to tie the score
when Quinn threw his sec-
ond interception of the game
into the, end zone.'
"We've got to get better


at our execution on offense,"
Palmer said. "We need to
work on our passing game.
"Our overall execution
and effort has to improve."
It will need to in a hurry
as the Sharks hit the road for
games against Blountstown,
Marianna and Chipley the
next three weeks. All games
begin at 8:30 p.m. ET.
The Sharks first home
game will be 8 p.m. on Sept.
16 against Freeport.


Shark 100 Club Donations


Several local businesses made donations last week to the Port St. Joe High School Shark 100
Club. Shark 100 patrons included Ralph Roberson of Roberson & Friedman, P.A., Allen Cox of CQ
Developments, LLC, J. Patrick Floyd of Tarpon Title, Inc., Greg Johnson of Bayside Savings Bank,
Ronald Pickett of Cape San Bias Realty, Inc., Jim Norton of Coastal Community Bank, Mel Magidson
Jr., P.A., Mark Costin of St. Joe Hardware, Joe Dilorenzo, David Warriner of The Port Inn, Tonya Nixon
of Prosperity Bank, Sheryl Bradley of Beach Realty, Willie Ramsey of Ramsey's Printing and Office
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course for an uncertain
future.
Starting Over
The two traits Jorge San
Pedro said he admired most
in his father were his ability
to make difficult decisions
and his ability to start over.
Though San Pedro
had spent 15 years as a
respected surgeon in Cuba,
his impressive resume was
reduced to a blank slate
upon his arrival in the U.S.
After completing the
foreign medical graduate
exam, San Pedro started
back at square one, accepting
an internship at a Bartow
hospital.
Though he would
ultimately be allowed to
practice general medicine, in
his-heart, San Pedro was a
surgeon. After Jorge's high
school graduation, he moved
the family to West Virginia,
and slipped back on his
surgical gloves.
San Pedro-LaBorde
described her father as
a gifted physician who


possessed a lifelong passion
for medicine.
"He took great joy in
doing what doctors do to
heal the sick and make them
well. My dad was a great
doctor," she said.
A Fateful Encounter'
As his family trained
their ears to decipher
West Virginia's unfamiliar
southern accents, Jorge
San Pedro enrolled at the
University of Florida.
In Gainesville, San
Pedro and his wife were the
neighbors of Mayor Pate's
son, Garry.
At Thursday's service,
Mayor Pate called the
encounter fortuitous.
"God was working this
thing a long time ago," said
Pate, seeing divine providence
in San Pedro's flight from
Cuba and his son's friendship
with Jorge.
IHearing his father speak
of Port St. Joe's doctor
shortage, Garry Pate relayed
the information to Jorge
San Pedro, who in turn,


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passed the message on to
his father.
Accepting the invitation
to visit Port St. Joe, the San
Pedros arrived for. a three-
day trip, with Mayor Pate
as the accommodating tour
Auide.
Pate remembered Amalia
and the children being
delighted by Port St. Joe's
likeness to their native
Cuba.
"They said, This makes
us think of home,"' Pate
recalled.
But San Pedro did not
initially share his 'family's
enthusiastic support for the
move.
"We had no trouble
selling them. We had trouble
selling him," said' Pate.
After briefly returning to
West Virginia, San Pedro and
his family moved to Port St.
Joe.
"My father decided to
start over again," said Jorge
San Pedro.
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Pedro with open arms.
"We had two, great
doctors. before he came, but
we had worn them out," said
Pate.
"[San Pedro] provided
some wonderful service here
in Port-St. Joe."
Though he was initially
hesitant to relocate to the
area, San Pedro grew to love
the city.
." 'Most of all, he fell in
love with the people," said
Jorge San Pedro.
In addition to serving 20
of his 42 years as a doctor
in Port St. Joe, San Pedro
was active in community
organizations and served on
the city commission. :
On May 11, 1999, he
narrowly defeated incumbent
Charles Tharpe,.the Group 1
commissioner.
In an exuberant victory
speech, San Pedro made
reference to his plight as an
immigrant.
"This makes me feel like
a true American,". San Pedro
told The Star. "People of this
community elected me, a
Cuban. American, to serve
them as a city commissioner...
I feel great."
At his 'swearing in
ceremony, San Pedro noted
that his ,election signified
numerous firsts for the city.


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Dr. San Pedro was a general surgeon for42 years, serving 20
of those years in Port St. Joe.
of those years in Port St. Joe. '


"I'm the first Catholic...
first foreign born American
citizen...first Repubfican to
serve on the Port St. Joe city
commission," he said.
Mayor Pate noted, that
San Pedro served on the
board "with valuable insight
and leadership."
In saying farewell to


his friend, Pate offered an
unexpected thank-you to. the
dictator who set San Pedro
on his life's long journey.
"I hate to say it, but had
it not been for Fidel Castol,
we would never have known
a great doctor and a great
man," Pate said.


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features arts and crafts
vendors, classic cars, live
entertainment and activities
for children.
"The entertainment
schedule reads like a who's
who of local entertainers,"


Port St. Joe

Police Report
On August 10, 2005
around 1:00 a.m. the Port
St. Joe Police Department
arrested David Harris age 38
of Panama City for driving
under the influence. Harris
was transported to the Gulf
County Jail to await first
appearance.
On August 10, 2005
around 9:50 a.m. Angela
Tannehill age 29 of
Wewahitchka was arrested
by the Port St. Joe Police
Department. Tannehill
was arrested on a warrant
for Violation of Community
Control for possession of
a controlled substance.
Tannehill was transported
to the Gulf County Jail
without incident to await first
appearance.
'The Port St. Joe Police
Department arrested Emilia
Renee Bell age 44 of Port St.
Joe on a warrant for violation,
of probation. Bell was taken
into custody on August
10, 2005 at approximately
12:05 *p.m. for violating
her probation by being in
possession of illegal drugs.
Bell was transported to the
Gulf County Jail to await first
appearance. .
On August 10, 2005
at approximately 4:41 p.m.
Catherine L. Jones age 52
of Port St Joe was arrested
without incident on a warrant
for retail theft. Jones was
transported to the Gulf
County Jail to await first
appearance.
On August 12, 2005 at
approximately 11:24 a.m.
iicl.ey R. Battles age 23 of
Port St Joe was arrested
without incident on a warrant
for violating an injunction
for protection. Battles was
transported to the Gulf
County Jail to await first
appearance.
On August 18, 2005
at approximately 6:37 p.m.
James Tommy Woodall age
46 of Royston Georgia was
arrested without incident
for driving while license
are suspended or revoked.
Woodall was transported to
the Gulf County Jail to await
first appearance.
On August 14, 2005
at approximately 1:00 a.m.
Linda S. Mugglin age 47 of
Panama City was arrested
without incident for driving
under the influence. Mugglin
was transported to the Gulf
County Jail to await first
appearance.
On Aug. 20, Leonard
Beard, age 38, of Port St. Joe,
was arrested for aggravated
battery, felony possession
of cocaine powder and
crack cocaine with intent to
distribute, also misdemeanor
possession of marijuana.
On Aug. 17, Jonathon
Andrew Gay, age 19, of Port
St. Joe was arrested without
incident for driving under the
influence and driving while
license are suspended or
revoked.
On Aug. 18, Heidi
Taylor, age 60, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested without
incident for driving under
the influence and felony


noted Chafin. Performers this
year include the Bouington
Trio, Harmony Shores Chorus
and the First Baptist Church
Expressive Worship Team.
Headlining the event is the
Tallahassee-based Crosscut


possession of a controlled
substance (cocaine). On Aug.
20, Leonard Lenon Jones, age
42, of Trilby, Florida, was
arrested by the Port St. Joe
Police Department without
incident for driving under
the influence, misdemeanor
possession of a controlled
substance, possession of drug
paraphernalia and driving
while license suspended or
revoked.
On Aug. 21, Oscar
David Redd Jr., age 34, of
Wewahitchka was arrested
by the Port St. Joe Police
Department without incident
for driving under the influence
and misdemeanor possession
of a controlled substance.
On Aug. 21, Alisa Dawn
Cox, age 38 of Panama City
was arrested by the Port St.
Joe Police Departmentwithout
incident for felony possession
of a controlled substance
(Methamphetamine, Lortabs
and Xanax) and possession of
drug paraphernalia.
On Aug. 21, Daniel David
Hinz, age 35, of Wewahitchka,
was arrested without incident
by the Port St. Joe Police
Department for driving under
the influence (refusal).
On Aug. 21, Eddie Dean
Warren, age 46 of Port St
Joe, was arrested without
incident for driving with no
valid drivers license.
On Aug. 22, Benjamin
Morris Gibson age 49 of Port
St Joe, was arrested without
incident for driving under the
influence.
The Port St. Joe Police
Department conducted a
DUI Sobriety Checkpoint on
Highway 98 near Industrial
Road on Aug. 20, 2005.
The Florida Highway Patrol
assisted in this four-hour
operation, which resulted
in two DUI arrests. Other
arrests included possessions
of methamphetamine,
possession of controlled
substances, possession of
cannabis, possession of drug
paraphernalia, warrant arrest
and several arrests for driving
with a suspended license.
Numerous citations were
issued including several open
container violations.
There were 563 vehicles
passing through this
checkpoint where as officers
made contact with 558 of these
vehicles. Chief Hersey said'
"this operation went extremely
well showing impaired drivers
that we are serious about the
safety on our roadways and
will continue to use these
operations as a means to
deter drivers from operating a
motor vehicle while impaired
by alcohol or drugs".
The Port St. Joe Police
Department extends thanks
to the Florida Highway Patrol,
Gulf County EMS, Port St.
Joe Fire Department and
Gulf County Dispatch for
assistance in this operation.
We also thank the public
for their continued support
and patience during these
important operations.

Mexico Beach

Police Report
On Aug. 9, officers
arrested (1) juvenile for
possession of alcohol under


Bluegrass Band, back this
year by popular demand.
In the second street
Kid's Zone, children will make
necklaces, bracelets and sun
visors out of scallop shells.
Other attractions include a
petting zoo, pony rides and a
trampoline.
With last year's festival
drnwinc n crowd of 5-7.000


21; permitting person under
21 to possess alcohol; retail
theft.
On Aug. 12, white female
of Mexico Beach was arrested
for conspiracy (retail theft);
possession of alcohol under
21 years of age; permitting
person under 21 yoa to
possess alcohol.
On Aug. 12, officers
arrested (3) juveniles for retail
theft; possession of alcohol
under 21.
During the past week,
the Mexico Beach Police
department answered 23
calls for service, investigated
0 burglaries, 1 assault, and
1 theft.
During this same
period officers of the Mexico
Beach Police Department
investigated 0 traffic crashes)
with a combined damage
report of $0. The officers
issued 0 traffic Citations
and 2 traffic Warnings and 0
Parking Citiation(s).
During the same time
period officers of the Mexico
Beach Police Department
made 3 arrestss:
August 17, Crystal Smith
of Mexico Beach on warrant
out of Bay County Sheriff's
Office for seven counts of
Grand Theft.
August 19, John Schadt
of Wewahitchka, FL for
possession of alcohol under
21.
August 21 Kyle D.
Stevens of Frazier Park, CA
for Battery; Battery on a Law
Enforcement Officer; Criminal
Mischief; DUI; Resisting with
Violence and Disorderly
Conduct.


Gulf County

Sheriff's Report
On Aug. 14, Jessie
Lavon Johnson, w/m, 25, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested


people, festival directors
anticipate a record-setting
year.
"There are lots of
volunteers who all work
together to make this festival
a great success," said Scallop
Festival co-chair Andy Smith.
"It gets larger every year and
better."
For more information on


for aggravated battery; Curt
Larson Johnson, w/m, 21, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for aggravated battery.
On Aug. 15, John
William Hamilton, w/m, .33,
of Panama City, was arrested
for worthless checks; Adam
J. Whitfield, w/m, 26, of


the Scallop Festival, call (850)
227-1223 or (850) 239-9553.
Kiwanis Club
Pancake Breakfast
In conjunction with this
year's Scallop Festival, the
Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club
will hold a pancake breakfast
on the. morning of Saturday,
Sept. 3, from 6:30 a.m. to
10:30 p.m. at Pepper's


Port St. Joe, was arrested
for child support; Jonathan
Paul Padgett, w/m, 19, of
Panama City, was arrested
for DWLSR.
On Aug. 16, John Eric
McDaniel, w/m, 25, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for DUI.


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restaurant on Reid Ave.
In the Kiwanis Club's
history, the annual pancake
breakfast was one of its
largest fundraisers. The club
reinstituted the breakfast last
year after a long absence,
serving some 400 people at
Linda's restaurant.
This year, a $5 ticket
buys you sausage, orange
juice, coffee, milk and all the
pancakes you can eat.
All proceeds will go
towards funding the Kiwanis
Club's numerous community
service programs, including
Accelerated Reader, Gulf
County Teen Court, Girl
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Society, Friends of the Library
and two annual scholarships
to Gulf Coast Community
College.
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Wewa City Commission Approves Half-Cent Sales Tax


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
At their Monday
night board meeting,
the Wewahitchka City
Commission ratified an
interlocal agreement with the
county, which is part of the
overall agreement to bring a
new hospital to Gulf County.
The half-cent sales
tax will benefit a new
13,600-square foot health
department facility to be


located west of the post office
in Wewahitchka.
The new health
department will partner
with Sacred Heart to expand
urgent care in the north end
of the county.
The new facility will
feature eight examination
rooms with modern
equipment, and offer
expanded behavioral and
mental health services to the


community. Construction
will begin in 2006.
After hearing a
presentation by County
Commissioner Carmen
McLemore, the city also
agreed to furnish water to
the Honeyville recreation
complex.
The Honeyville site,
located on 20 acres, will house
restrooms, a playground,
a walking track and picnic


tables. A community center/
shelter will be located on the
back of the property.
A water line currently
extends down Hwy. 71 to
Industrial Park. The county
will give the city a well site
on the Honeyville property in
exchange for free water.
"I was needing free water
and they was needing a
well," said McLemore, who
spearheaded the recreation


complex project.
City manager Don
Minchew noted that the
city was in need of a well to
accommodate development
in Southern Wewahitchka.
In other business:
The city adopted a
new purchasing resolution,
whereby all purchases over
$5,000 must go to bid. (The
previous price was set at


$2,000.)
For equipment, priced
between $500-5,000,, the
city. will collect three quotes
before purchasing.
A 3.1 percent increase'
in garbage rates was adopted
to push current rates in line
with the Consumer Price
Index's national average. The
increase will go into effect on
Sept. 1.


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basically unchanged, with
the company agreeing to pay
the city $4.8 million for the
11.83 acre marina which it
has leased the past several
years.
At the end of that 15-
year lease, St. Joe had an
option to purchase the mari-
na. In short strokes, St. Joe
chose to exercise that pur-
chase option before the lease
expired.
The $4.8 million is the
appraised value of the mari-
na. Given some debt the city
carries on the marina, the
estimated net to the city is
something over $2 million.
St. Joe, according to John
Hendry, project manager of
St. Joe Towns and Resorts,
had poured $500,000-
$700,000 into operating the
marina the past six years
and the marina, though the
books have improved over
the past couple of years, con-
tinues to be a money-losing
operation for the company.
The company hopes to
turn that around by making
improvements to the marina,
improvements which will be
in large part facilitated by
one aspect of the land swap,
which Rish indicated could
close as quickly as two weeks
after documents are signed
and executed, which should
be in the coming days.
As part of the overall
land swap, The St. Joe Co.
will receive three parcels of
land surrounding the mari-
na, two along Marina Drive


and another between the
marina and the commercial
development that has aris-
en between the marina and
Baltzell.
"The reason we want
to do this is because the
improvements needed at the
marina are best done as the
owner," Hendry told commis-
sioners during a meeting in
April.
The, city will retain own-
ership of that portion of land
between the marina and the
bay used by mainly for
fishing and The St. Joe Co.
agreed, as part of the land
swap, to spend $500,000
improving, that recreational
area, including rest rooms,
parking, and safer access to
the park and fishing plat-
forms.
Should those improve-
ments not cost the full
$500,000 any remaining
dollars will be paid to the
city, according to the con-
tract language. The company
must also submit the plans
for park improvements to the
city for approval.
The land swap will mean
the city will take title to, in
essence, all waterfront land
between Baltzell and the bay
and the marina and Frank
Pate Park, save the Maddox
Park property.
As part of the overall deal,
The St. Joe Co. also agreed
to spend up to $250,000
to construct a walking trail
along the waterfront between
the marina and Frank Pate


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of such a trail, the city would
apply for a state parks and
recreation grant, using the
St. Joe dollars as a local
match, to finish the project,
Rish indicated. .
The land swap deal
also includes a provision by
which The St. Joe Co., when
needed by the city, will pro-
vide 100 acres to expand
wastewater spray fields and
for a period of 10 years pay
50 cents per 1,000 gallons
of reuse or "gray" water for
the golf course to be part of


WindMark Beach Phase II,
which just broke ground.
The company will fur-
ther, sometime in the next
five years, provide hot less
than 60 acres likely along
Hwy. 71 for the construc-
tion of a city recreational
complex.
The original land swap
deal also contained a provi-
sion under which St. Joe will
provide roughly 20 acres for
the expansion of Holly Hill
Cemetery.
"It's a good deal, just a
good deal," said Mayor Frank
Pate.


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Scallops are more
plentiful this year in St. Joe
Bay than any time in the last
several years but officers of
the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) urge people to be
mindful of bag limits and
other laws that apply to
recreational scalloping.
Several times over the last
two-three weeks officers have
encountered fishermen with
more than the legal bag limit
of scallops. In one instance
two Georgia couples returned
to Presnell's Landing on the
east side of the bay with a
gallon of cleaned scallops in


their ice, chest.
Under FWC rules, the
daily bag limit is one pint of
dressed meat or two gallons
of scallops in the shell per
person per day. With five
or more people on board a
vessel, the maximum limit is
10 gallons of scallops in the
shell or V. gallon of meat. The
Georgia foursome had twice
their allowable bag limit.
"They claimed they didn't
know the bag limit but then
admitted they been coming
down to scallop the last
seven or eight years," said
Lt. Arnie McMillion, FWC law
enforcement supervisor for
Gulf County.
In another instance,
McMillion said he and
Officer Scott Hoffman had
a difficult time getting a
couple's boat stopped as
they were crossing the bay.
After a brief conversation
they escorted the couple to a
nearby landing. There, they
found the couple had two
quart bags of scallop meat
and an additional five-gallon
bag of uncleaned scallops.
The scallops were seized
and the couple charged with
taking over the bag limit, a
misdemeanor that could cost
them up to $500 each and


possible jail time
said the scallops
to a Gulf County
"We want peo
themselves and h
remember the ba
other laws are in
reason," he said.
He said ot
that those w
need to remem
take the require
of life jackets
use a diver's dom
diver's down
other boaters 1
are in the water
them wide pas
who are scallo
stay within 3(


on St. Joe Bay

e McMillion their- fIS. Saltwater fishing
s were given licenses are also required
charity, of all scallopers, unless
ople to enjoy exempt. The use of alcohol
have fun but is also a big no-no for boat
ig limits and operators. McMillion said if
i place for a alcohol is being consumed on
board the vessel, they need
other things a designated non-drinking
ho scallop operator.
.ber are to The bay scallop
red number season began July 1 and
and always runs through September
wn flag. The 10. Scallops can be collected
flag alerts across the Big Bend but no
that people further west than the Mexico
and to give Beach Canal. Information
sage. People about scalloping can be
)ping must obtained at www.MyFWC.
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Two young patients pose for a photograph after being treated by Dr. Murphy.


A typical thatched-roof dwelling in one of San Benito's neighboring villages. On Dr. Murphy's
weekly outreach trips, families offered their homes as sites of makeshift clinics.


found his patients suffering
from simpler symptoms
such as diarrhea, nausea,
headache and the cough.
"We ran out of stuff for the
basics," said Murphy, noting
that genetics and diet, as well
as a shorter life expectancy,
prevent Guatemalans from
developing many diseases
common to Americans.
At the clinic, Murphy
found a cache of medicine
donated by Mexican
drug companies, but was
unfamiliar with many of the
names.
Though he was given


a physician desk reference
(PDR), a book that provides
information on medicine use
and dosage, the Spanish PDR
was not as comprehensive as
the American version.
"Itwas little frustrating,"
said Murphy, who relied
heavily on the medicines in
his duffle bags.
Though his presence in.
'Guatemalafilled an important
need, Murphy downplays his
altruism.
He notes that his
accommodations in
Guatemala were "by all
standards American


Dr. Murphy conducted physical examinations in this sparsely-
furnished village room.


Dr. Murphy dispensed
sample-sized medications from
cardboard boxes inside village
homes. He called the above
setup "the pharmacy."


luxurious," and gives credit to
his co-workers at the health "
department, who covered for
him during his absence.
"I couldn't have done any
of this without their help," he
said.
Calling himself a "real
short timer," Murphy
believes the true heroes are
volunteers like Kummer, who
spend years on missions far
from home.
"It's a big sacrifice. For a
young person with a family,
it's very difficult to put
things aside for three years,"
Murphy said of Kummer.
Murphy's wife, Kothesa,
has a theory about doctors;
she believes that above all
things, they need to feel
needed.
Murphy does not
disagree.
"That's true for a lot of


us," he laughed. "If we feel
like we're not needed, we
wither on the vine."
With a flexible health
department schedule and an


understanding wife, Murphy
plans to make time for future
Latin American missions.
"I wouldn't be satisfied if
I didn't," he said.


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Local Mortgage Lenders Learn How to Help Low-Income Families


By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Knowledge is power, and
Fannie Mae, through local
mortgage lenders, hopes to
educate and empower low-
income families.
Since 1968, the compa-
ny has enabled millions of
families across the country
achieve the American Dream
of homeownership.
In the continuing efforts
to increase affordable hous-
ing availability in Gulf
County, representatives from
the Fannie Mae partnership


Since 1982


office in Panama City met
with local bank representa-
tives on Tuesday and offered
a host of financial products
and services to help more
local residents achieve that
dream, too.
Organized by CQ
Developments, and Pristine
Properties, Fannie Mae repre-
sentatives discussed low-cost
financing mortgage opportu-
nities with local lenders.
Alison Gerlach of Pristine
Properties said, in working
with potential buyers for the
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ing development, nearly a
third of the people did not
know who to approach at.
their bank about the lending
process.
"Education is such a
huge part (of the home buy-
ing process)," Gerlach said.
John Hendry of the St.
Joe Company asked the lend-
ers in attendance if many of
them were approached by
uninformed borrowers.
Most agreed these types
of borrowers were regular-
ly rejected for a mortgage
because of a lack of educa-
tion about the process.
Homebuyer education,
however, is only one facet of
issue at hand.
Evett Francis, Senior
Deputy Director with
Fannie Mae North Florida
Partnership, discussed sev-
eral financing solutions to
help lenders say "yes" to
more borrowers.
Several mortgage' prod-
ucts have been developed by
Fannie Mae to offer more
accessible, flexible mortgag-
es in what Francis "called
"under-served markets"
- primarily low- to moderate-
income families that often


find homeownership out of
their grasp.
Francis told those at the
educational luncheon that
this community is facing
similar challenges of many
communities across Florida.
"As home prices increase,
low-income families have
increasingly limited access to
homeownership," she said.
In addition, Francis said
rising interest rates often set
up low-income families for
foreclosure.
Working in conjunc-
tion with the Gulf County
Housing Coalition, Francis
said her office has decided to
place Port St. Joe and Gulf
County as one of their, top
priorities.
Dannie Bolden of the
Community Development
Council said besides a lot
of pleading to Francis and
Fannie Mae to help Gulf
County in their housing cri-
sis, perhaps one reason the
group has prioritized this


community is their ability to
get results.
"We're a priority because
of community support and
collaborative efforts like
Bridgeport and the Land
Trust," Bolden said.
From the Expanded
Approval with Timely
Payment Rewards (EA/
TPRTM) program to the My
Community Mortgage pro-
gram with offers lower down
payment and mortgage insur-
ance requirements, Francis
and Director Pamela Duncan
presented several options for
mortgage leriders to increase
homeownership.
Particularly significant to
Gulf County is a Community
Solutions Option that offers
extra borrowing and pay-
ment flexibility for firefight-
ers, police officers, teachers
and health care workers.
Francis emphasized that
once the proposed new hos-
pital is built, "work force
housing is going to become


a problem."
Fannie Mae is currently
working with Baptist Health
in Jacksonville, an organiza-
tion similar to Sacred Heart
in Pensacola, to increase
homeownership accessibility
for healthcare workers.
Though increasing
homeownership options is
one benefit of these prod-
ucts offered by Fannie Mae,
Francis emphasized in her
presentation the increased
benefit to lenders: greater
penetration in underserved
markets, improved lending
rates and product features
and increased profitability as
a result of increased produc-
tion.
Homebuyer education
also increases production
for lenders, and as Francis
noted, it also helps "to limit
fallout at closing time."
Knowledge equals power,
but it can also equal success
- for everyone.


Quilt Preserves Memories


By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Charlie Cox left home
last Saturday with a unique
collection of childhood
memories.
It will also help to keep
him warm in cool winter
months.
Von Bouington and
her friends at Needles and
Threads in Port St. Joe took
Cox's notable collection of
t-shirts and created a quilt,
throw and pillow for him to
take to college this fall.
"We'd never done one
before and I kept putting it
off," Bouington said.
Whenshefinallymustered
the courage to begin the


project, she enlis
of her cohorts S
Carole Jean (CJ)
Bonnie Winn.
The team spi
hours creating tI
the college fresh
When she ga
her son the nigh
departure to co
Cox said her son


sted the help Trimmed in Florida State quilt made for him before he
Susie Pippin, University "garnet and gold," went to college.
Burrow and the quilt, pillow and throw Starting his college career
showcase Charlie's t-shirt at Tallahassee Community
ent about 46 collection that began when College this fall, the proud
he pieces for he was about five years old. parents saw their son off this
man. When she found her son past weekend.
yve the gift to wearing old t-shirts that Of the "quilt of memories"
it before his were "way too small," Cathy Cathy said, "We put it on his
llege, Cathy said she took the shirts and bed in his apartment and it
"loved it." promised she would have a looked really good."


Von Bouington, right, and CJ Burrow of Needles and Threads
show off the t-shirt quilt and pillow they made for Charlie Cox.


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The Pearls

S by Vince Raffield
Contributing Writer
The Apalachicola Reserve
located in Franklin and
gulf County, on the Florida
panhandle, approximately
P0 miles southeast of
.allahassee and 80 miles
east of Panama City.
Total Acreage:
approximately 246,000
j By the end of the 19th
century, oysters and seafood
became an important
industry. -Today Franklin
bounty harvests more than
90 percent of Florida's oysters
and 10 percent of the oysters
consumed in the nation.
Shrimp, blue crab and finfish
0re also very important
commercially, bringing in
lver $11 million worth of
seafood to Franklin County
'docks annually. Apalachicola
Bay is one of the most
productive estuarine systems
m the Northern Hemisphere.
the reserve protects the
region's biological diversity,
as well as the economic value
pf the natural resources
ind pristine conditions.
between 60 to 85 percent of
:he local population make
heir living directly from
he fishing industry, most
ft which is done in reserve
waters. Seafood landings
0obm the Apalachicola
reserve are. worth $14
1b $16 million dockside
.nnually. At .the consumer
level, this represents a $70
t. $80 million industry.
hittp://nerrs.noaa.gov/
4palachicola/welcome.html
S,: According to 1911
research, natural beds of
oysters occur on stony and
shelly bottoms at depths
tryingg from three to 20
Fathoms, in nature the beds
are liable to variations, and
Itkseems that they are easily
brought into ari unproductive
condition by over-dredging.
pysters do not flourish in
water containing less than 3
percent salt; and hence they
are absent from the Baltic.
*inong the chief enemies of
,ysters are certain types of
Sponges which bore through
thie shells. Starfishes devour
large numbers; they are able
to pull the valves of the shell
apart and then to digest the
body of the oyster by their
everted stomach.
The wandering life of
the larvae, or the spawn of
oysters makes it uncertain
whether any of the progeny


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of a given oyster-bed will
settle within its area and so
keep up its numbers.' It is
known from the history of
the Liimfjord beds that the"
larvae may settle 5 miles
from their place of birth.
The genus Ostrea
(oysters) has a world-wide
distribution, in tropical
and temperate seas;
seventy species have been
distinguished.
According to the 1911
research oysters were
more valuable than any
other single product of the
fisheries, and in at least
twenty-five countries it was
an important factor in the
food-supply. The approximate
value of the world's oyster


crop approached 4,000,000
annually, representing over
30,000,000 bushels, or nearly
10 billion oysters. Not less
than 150,000 persons were
engaged, in the industry, and
the total number dependent
thereon was fully half a
million. General terms the
yearly oyster product of the
United States: 26,853,760
2,533,481
The oyster was the chief
fishery product in the United
States. The states which lead
in the quantity of oysters
taken were Maryland,
Virginia, New York, New
Jersey and Connecticut; the
annual value of the output
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in each of these was over
$1,000,000. Other states
with important oyster
interests were Rhode Island,
North Carolina, Louisiana
and California. The oyster
fisheries gave employment
to over 56,000 fishermen,
who manned 4,000 vessels,
valued at $4,,000,000 and
23,000 boats, valued at
$1,470,000; the value of
the 11,000 dredges and
37,000 tongs, rakes and
other appliances used is
$365,000. The quantity of
oysters taken in 1898 was
26,853,760 bushels, with a
value of $12,667,405. The
output of cultivated oysters
in 1899 was about 9,800,000
bushels, worth $8,700,000.
The simplest form
of oyster culture is the
preservation of the natural
oyster-beds. Upon this, in
fact, depends the whole
future of the industry, since
it is not probable that any
system of artificial breeding
can be devised which will
render it possible to keep
up a supply without at least
occasional recourse to seed
oysters produced under
natural conditions. It is the
opinion of almost all who
have studied the subject that
any natural bed may in time
he destroyed by over fishing
(perhaps not by removing all
the oysters, but by breaking
up the colonies, and
delivering over the territory
which they once occupied to
other kinds of animals), by
burying the breeding oysters,
by covering up the projections
suitable for the reception of
spat, and by breaking down,


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through the action of heavy
dredges, the ridges which are
especially fitted to be seats
of the colonies. The immense
oyster-beds in Pocomoke
Sound, Maryland, have
practically been destroyed
by over-dredging, and many
of the other beds of the
United States are seriously
damaged. (Information
taken from http://
www. 1911 encyclopedia. org/
O/OY/OYSTER.htm)
While sampling the local
flavor of the Apalachicola
Bay, the seafood; it is hard
to imagine the scientific
facts and figures of the
seafood industry, oysters
and the importance of those
informative excerpts. However
with the recent concerns of
the seafood workers it has
never been more important
to bring the past and present
conditions to light to access
the projective path to follow
in order to secure the future
well being of the industry.
With the Florida Seafood
Festival only weeks away,
the preparations are already
beginning for the vast
numbers that will visit and
enjoy our local flavor, the
food and the ambiance that
is Apalachicola.
With all the focus being
on the "Forgotten Coast",
and "The Last Great Bay", it
makes it even more important
to keep in mind the history
and the people who made
the history of Apalachicola.
Although some envison major,
changes to the area, most of,
the locals agree that change
is inevitable and have no
problems with the change as


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long as it is done in such a
way that we do not loose the
very thing that has attracted
people to the area to start
with.
No one has anything
against progress or
technology, to .have those
you must have change. It
is just the question of what
sacrifice must be given in
order to accommodate that
change. It will take everyone
working-together, making the
decisions together.
It would be hard to
imagine a Seafood Festival
without seafood, Apalachicola
without oysters, or oystermen,
and the laid back southern
charm and appeal that
draws so many tourist each
year being replaced by the


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Bay St. Joe is blessed
with a great many supporters.
Businesses, church, staff,
families and friends are what
makes the world go round on
a daily basis.
Bay St. Joe is so lucky to
have church support such as
the First Methodist Church
at the Beaches. They have
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beautiful flower centerpieces
for every table in the three
dining rooms in the facility.
The bright cheery colors help
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A new friend and new
Gulf County resident has
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formerly of Georgia, treated
the residents and staff to


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Everyone left the performance
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Businesses such as
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Bay St. Joseph's Resident
Council on a regular basis.
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hustle and bustle of major
highways, high rises and
a carbon copy of so many
other little generic towns all
along the coast.
We take pride in the
Apalachicola Bay being "The
Last Great Bay", the pristine
waters, the Apalachicola
National Estuary, our seafood
industry and the charm of
the "Old Florida" and all the
history that abounds. Our
cemeteries are not filled with
"just so many dead forgotten
members of our community",
but is "the resting place for
our loved ones, and pillars of
our community that we still
visit."
If the world is our oyster,
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Pearl.






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Established 1937 Servina Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years


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Forgiven 5's "Reach the Beach" ..


Forgiven 5 will be hosting
the first "Reach the Beach"-
concert on Saturday, Sept.
3. The concert will be held
on the beach, next to the El
Governor Hotel in Mexico
Beach. The concert will be
from 8 to 10 p.m. (CT) with
food and soft drinks available
for purchase beginning at 7
p.m.
All area churches are


invited to assist with this
event. The band is asking
for local church youth to
help out with all aspects of
this concert. If your church
would like to assist, please
contact Ruby Hodge at 850-
648-6758.
The band will also be
using this event to shoot
video for their upcoming
single release.


Super Submarine Sandwich Sale for Seniors


You've been asking for
it! It's Baaaacckl The Senior
Citizen's Super Submarine
Sandwich Sale for Seniors
Fundraiser will be held this


Friday, Aug. 26.
Each ready-made plate
will have a fresh home-made
gourmet sub, potato chips,
pickle, and yummy, home-


Calling All Volunteers


,Local agencies need your
help (and leadership). At
the latest meeting of the
Gulf Health and Community
Services Partnership,
several agencies expressed.
their needs for: Concerned
Citizens who : have the
interest, the time and the
skills to volunteer either for
a position of leadership or
as support personnel in the
following Community Service
Agencies:
The Division of Juvenile
Justice is seeking an
interested volunteer willing
to chair the Juvenile Justice
Agency. Areas of expertise
should entail working with
youth and/or the legal system;
or for an inexperienced but
willing volunteer the current
chairman will provide
guidance and training.
Interested parties should
contact Donr Washabaugh


at 850-227-77340 or Regina
Washabaugh at 850-899-
8647.
Domestic Violence is
looking for a volunteer office
support personnel willing to
lend themselves to organizing
and upkeep of records, etc.
for a very worthy service to,
the community. Interested
parties should contact Pam
Martin at 850-229-2901.
The next of the Gulf
Health and Community
Services Partnership meeting
will be held Nov. 1 at 10 a.m.
ET in the Gulf County Health


Department


made brownie, served with
iced tea. All this for only $5,
with free delivery to your
office or work-site between
11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Place your orders by
Wednesday, Aug. 24 to be
guaranteed a plate.
_Call in orders for Port St.
Joe and the Beaches, at 229-
8466 or Fax: 227-1877. In
Wewahitchka, call 639-9910
orFaxyourorderto 639-90991
Pick up your order forms at
the Senior Citizen's Centers,
or various merchants and
offices around St. Joe, Wewa
and the Beaches, or call 229-
8466 to have a form faxed to
you..
Priority will be given


to bulk orders and orders
received by Wednesday.
Orders accepted through
Thursday. Walk-ins welcome
Friday morning, as long
as food lasts. Deliveries to
businesses will be between
11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Friday.
Single orders may be
picked up at the senior center
where your order is placed.
100 percent, of proceeds
benefit our senior citizens,
so place your order, enjoy a
great meal, and eat for a good
cause!


Conference


.Room and all members of the
public are cordially invited to
attend.


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Cortne and Weston Amerson

Hoover and Amerson United in Marriage


Cortne Hoover and
Weston Amerson were united
in marriage at sunset on Aug.
6 in Mexico Beach with sand
in their toes. Tommy Long
performed the double-ring
ceremony.
The bride is the daughter
of' Harold and Shavonn
Hoover and Trezia and
Manuel Griffin of Port St.
Joe. The groom is the son of
Theresa and Michael Croft
of Wewahitchka and the late
Michael Amerson of Jasper,
Fl.
Attending the bride as the
maid of honor was her sister,
Kaci Hoover. The matron
of honor was the bride's
best friend, Laura Mainor.
Attending the groom as best
man.,was Michael Amerson,,
Jr. The groomsman was
the groom's brother-in-law,'
Robert Taylor.
A reception was held


in the Tiki Hut at the;,El
Governor Motel following
the ceremony. The food and:
decorations for the ceremony
were provided by Drema Hess,
Sheryl Tyler, Shirley Dixon,
.Kathryn. Taylor and Stacie
Saleh. Special music for the
bride and groom was provided
by the groom's sister, Olivia
Taylor. A beautiful seashell
wedding cake was provided
by Ms. Agnes Peavey.
The couple will reside
in Blountstown where the,
;bride is employed by Father
Flanagan's Girls and Boys
Town of Northwest Florida
and is attending FSU majoring.
in psychology. The groom is
employed by Taunton Truss
in Wewahitchka.
* The :bride and groom
wish to thank all family and"
: friends who shared their
special day.


Cindy BRryan


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OWEN D. OKSANEN, M.D.

BOARD CERTIFIED FAMILY PHYSICIAN

P.O. BOX 249

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32457

Day Telephone: (850) 229-8221

Fax: (850) 227-3664





It has come to our attention, due to

recent mailings, telephone conversa-

tions and family conferences from

Bay St. Joseph Care center, that there

is some confusion over care of. our

patients. Dr. Oksanen is continuing,

to care for all our patients who reside

in Bay St. Joseph Care Center as he

has for the past 18 years.




Quality of care for all seniors remains'

foremostin ourminds, therefore we are

also expanding our services to newer

facilities in near-by Panama City and

would be happy to transfer any pa-\

tient at their request. Please contact

our office with any questions.


4B .The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, August 25, 2005


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


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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years


Local Home Health Agency is Deficiency


Free for Three Years Running


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, August 25, 2Q05 5B


A, & A HomeCare, Inc.,
Gulf County's local home
health agency, passed its
third Agency for Healthcare
Administration survey
on Aug. 10. AHCA audits
patient records, manuals,
employee files and even rides


Elder Care

Services Now

Hiring Senior

Companions

Elder Care Services, the
Corporation for National
Service and the United Way
are pleased to announce
vacancies for Senior
Companions to work With the
Gulf; County Senior Citizen
Center in Port St. Joe area.
The function of the Senior
Companion is to provide
assistance and friendship to
elderly individuals who are
honiebound and, generally
living, alone. The Senior
Companion by assisting with
simple chores and being
a contact with the outside
worl provides services that
assist the frail and elderly
to live a rewarding life which
would not be possible without
the help they provide. The
Senior Companion may also
provide respite care to relieve
live-iri caretakers for short
periods of time. The Senior
Companion usually serves
two to four clients through
20 hours of weekly service.
We are now actively
recruiting and accepting
applications to fill these
positions. If you meet the
following requirements please
apply immediately.
1. Must be 60 years
of age and in good
health.
2. Must be living on a
limited income.
3. Must be of good
moral character.
4.- Must be able to drive
safely.
5. Must pass a
background check.
If you apply, and are
accepted, you' will be paid
a stipend and mileage for
travel. These payments.
will not affect any type of
assistance that you are now
receiving. These payments
are not subject to any taxes
or penalties.
o.If you are interested
or just wish to discuss
this position please call
Kenneth Finch'at: (850) 638-
5307 for an interview and
application.


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JAMES C. "BO" BRAY
Sales Representative

TOMMY THOMAS
CHEVROLET
(850)785-5221
TOLL FREE
1-800-342-7131
:' 2251 W. 23rd Street
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA 32405












BO KNOWS

PEST CONTROL


227-9555

Honest, Dependable
Service
20+ years experience

State Certified Since 1985


to patients' homes to observe
staff providing patient care. A
& A HomeCare, Inc., passed-
all points of inspection.'
Co-owners April McLemore
and Amy Miller are proud
of all of the staff who work
hard each and every day to
provide quality medical care
to patients in their home -
April McLemore, RN/Director
of Nursing; Amy Miller, RN/
Administrator; Tracie Nelson,
LPN II/Quality Assurance
and Emergency Management
Coordinator; Lisa Dugger,
RN/BSN Case manager; Nicki


Lemieux, RN Case manager;
Cindy Murphy, RN Case
manager; Kay Geoghagan,
physical therapist; David
Whitfield, physical therapist,
David Fernandez, PTA;
Chris Adkins, Occupational
Therapist; Robin Shealy,
Speech Therapist; Jennifer
Williams, office. coordinator,
Sandy Knowles, data entry/
billing; Frances Graham,
clerical; Frentilla Hill,
HHAide; Peggy McLemore,
HHAide; Crystal Linton,
HHAide and Jane Parker,
HHAide.


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

Gulf Front 105401 52,250,000
Breathtaking Gulf front property wth a
screened in heated pool luxurious hol lub
Private boardwalk to private beach



Gulf Front 106051 $1,790,000
This is a great location right on the gulf.
Hotel has 6 rooms for rental and upstairs
office

2)Interior 107355 $389,000
S3/2 ,hpme close to; beach.
3)Interior 104298 $399,900
Well built 2/1 home with large screened
porch. Only steps to beach.
Close to Beach 107095 5324,500
4 2 mobile home in Me'co Beach Close
to beach

Gulf View 107172 51,500,000
3 '3 home along dedicated beach in Mexico
Beach.

Gulf View 106181 5595,000
Spacious 2 '2 Short walk to beach 3 decks
with views

Interior 106211 5545,000
Nestled in, a cozy neighborhood luat 2
blocks from the beach This 3 2 5 sits on
1 2 acre

Interior 105391 5355,000
Nice 3 2 mobile home on corner lot in the
heart of Mexico Beach Fenced back )ard

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

Canal Front 105496 5639,000
Canal Front and Gulf Viewi Boat slip *.. ith
lift A 2 2 that's perfect

Gulf View 105914 51,200,000
Must see to truly appreciate the possibili-
ties that await this 6 '4 home along dedi-
cated beach

Gulf View 104407 51,287,000
Across from dedicated beach Awesome
view of the Gulf and sunset every evening
4 2 home ready to move into and enloy

Close to Beach 105861 5415,000
Gulfv,ew townhome is just steps a..a from
the beach

Gulf View 105388 5950,000
Immaculate 5 -. beach home built in
2000 with a spectacular vie.v of the Gulf

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

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

Interior 106857 5399,000
2 1 mobile home located luSt a fe.. block.
from St. Joe Bay and public boat romp


Close to beach
This beautiful 3
dedicated beach


107222 $789,000
2 5 home has access to


Interior 107068 5200,000
3 1 home on corner lot r..'o blocks from
St Joe Bay

Interior 106375 5259,500
Spacious 3 2 doublewvide mobile home
i/,th screened porch and storage shed area
outside 2 1 2 blocks from beach

Commercial 106165 5275,000
Excellent location in downtown Port St Joe
Zoned commercial business
Bay Front 103551 $1,395,000
3 Bay front lots located near the heart of
Highland View.

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

Gulf View 107138 5525,000
Gulf Viev from the numerous decks Two
and a half lotsil Countless upgrades
Whirlpool tub, etc

Interior 104983 5297,000
This is a must seel Totally renovated 3'1.5
in Port St Joe

WindMark 105936 $3,950,000
Nice home located in Wndmark Beach,
located in N W Florida



Interior 105849 51,650,000
Restaurant, motel and home being sold
together in Wewahitchka

Interior 104453 5249,000
Custom bull, impeccably maintained 3 2
on 2 5 acres

River Front 104648 5225,000
Beautiful 4 2.5 home located on Chipola
Rier Fish from your private dock A fish-
erman s delight Home is elevated with
sunroom and upper deck Downstairs has
oyster shucking room, half bath patios, 4
decks Yard is fenced




Historic District 105742 5995,000"
Beautiful 6 5 home in Apolachicola



Interior 106645 51,000,000
3 2 home and 2 mobile homes being sold
"AS IS". Short walk to river

Interior 106642 5449,000
3 2 house to sit on pilings with views of the
Carrabelle River Preconstruction PricesI

Interior 106640 5449,000
3 2 house to sit on pilings w.vth vievs of the
Carrabelle R,.er Preconstruction Pr.cesI

Gulf View 107186 5475,000
Excellent Gull V5ie'.. and R..er Vie.. lolsl
G'eot in esiment opportunities


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Teresa Gaddis-Carlton Barbara Palmer
#2 #3


Betty d, Tom Adams
#1 Team


LAND


Interior 105375 5239,900
Cleared ard ir d, in tI.ii, l i.r.r di. once lo Culf

Close to Gulf 107044 5329,000



Interior 106752 5170,000
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Interior 107226 S250,000
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and .ilFeiri iC. : .: b.c..:h
- Interior 106753 5249,900
3 loi. I,'- a,d oa c' .-.- c CP 6c. and BSo.-d-r Road
O epp ru.., l.:_. I .-.",k. rn, L.. "1: ; i : 3 -Crr :
Interior 106294 $269,900
75x150 lot in St. Joe Beach. Just 2 blocks from beach.
Gulf View, 105389 $655,000
90x93 lot with' Gulf View. A perfect place to buildyour
beach home.'


Interior 102836 5425,000
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Gulf FronI 106440 S1,200,000
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Gulf View 106866 S595,000
Cull ,i ,. Ii .r, Capue O.-, t 1. Ir-g,.,Iar 'hoped ioI tl
Sur,.- mEan D^ el ap'eri



Walerfront 104935 S76,000
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Riverfront 107275
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River Front 106358 S150,000
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Indian Pass 102115 5375,000
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Interior 107022 5150,000
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Interior 107117 5229,000
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River Front 105599 5650,000
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Gulf View 107277 5250,000
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Interior 102633 S130.000
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Bay Front 105765 5699,900
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Interior 107118
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Interior 105208 S400,000
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Carrabetle 105190 $599,900
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Gull Froni 105810 5750,000
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Apalachlcola 106034 S135,000
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CHURCH NEWS


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Port St. Joe Mexico Beach
Apalachicola Carrabelle
For All Your
Financial Needs
MEMBER FDIC EQUAL HOUSING LENDER


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07 10th Steet Port St Joe L.F.D. Personal Injury Real Estate 1000 Highway 98 (850) 653-8868 (850) 227-1278 Russell Scholz
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The Potter's House
i 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 andaMonument Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724


Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 an
Morning Womhip:11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fllowship: 6:00p.m.
Evening Worship: 700p.m.
All Times are EST


Dan Rhodes
PASTOR
JeWhiny
.Ministr of MsicYouth
Deborah Loyles
Director ofChilren Ministri.


Jesus is Lord an He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:

isilantieW tto aptt CQum
i 382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306


Mike We.
Pas


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


The Catholic Church of Gulf County
Welcomes You
St. Joseph St. Lawrence Mission
20th &dMonument 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)


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S.g FIRSTPRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
...- 508 Sixteenith Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship
10:00 a.m. Sixteenth Street
Fellowship Time I .
10:45 a.m.
Adult School
11:00 a.m. a
*Sunday School a 70
*Young Children
Highway 71/ Cecil Costiri Sr. Blv
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron


hiot& W Adeawd

111 Northi 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
SidqWorshipSaiecis: 9:00 a.m. CST
Siid Schol: 10:15 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of exo Boeacih UIliled Metlhodist (hrich
NuIaSEl Pilo1D ED
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820

Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship... Apachirt co t.nama ity
Apalachlicola Panama City
10:30 Sunday Morning .Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening >
Pastors Andrew
I &
Cathy Rutherford Reid Ave.'
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates Familyue Church
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net yWewahitchka
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 Amon. friends at
Oak Grve .ssemblv ofGodI
David A. fernandez. Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 Parsonage: 850-229-6271
613 Madison Street Port St.Joe. fC
Schedule of Services
Sunday Wednesda
SundaySchoel 9:45am WOd Week.Meal 5:00pm
Morning Worship 10:45am Mid Week Bible Study 6:15pm
Xads on the, ove 10.45am Mi.nistry In Action 6:15pm
Cross TrainingY outh 6:15pm
Men's Ministry Monday 6:30pm
Candles Ministry -Tuesday 7:00pm
Dynamic Praise t Worship- Preaching the TPure Word


Church of Christ

at the Beaches
314 Firehouse Road *
I OVERSTREET 850-647-1622
S Sunday Bible Study: 10:00 am EST
Sunday Worship: 11:00 am EST
SA Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00 pm
S] "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 Avenue9

A BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
li 311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDA GenemralAssembly 9:45 am. Bible Study all age 10 a.m.
Morning Wrship 11a.m. Evening Worship 6p.m.
WEDNESDAY Choir Practice 6p.m
SPrayer Meeting 6&Youth Group 7p.m.
0 taste and see that the Lord is goo blessed is theIan that trusteth in Him.'
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless yodu!
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725


<' first Baptist Church>
".-'60" 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"

The friendly place to worship!

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

It "A Reformed Voice
in the Community"

S | 6 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
4 ST. JAMES'

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


Speak Positive
You put bits in a horse's mouth to lead If you praise God in one breath, and,.
him where you please. curse man in the other.
You put a rudder on a ship, to guide it There is no way God is pleased with this
across the seas. if you're a Christian brother.
A little spark can cause a big flame. We need to watch what we say, speak
A loose tongue can cost a good name. positive words when we speak.,
Man has tamed many things, but the If you want to have a blessing arid be
tongue can no man tame. one, try this out for a week.
If you doubt what I say, read the Third Billy Johnson
Chapter of James.


Heart Felt Thanks


The family of Will Mae Lollie would like to
express their heartfelt thanks to everyone for
their prayers, visits, cards and flowers that
were sent during the loss of our loved one.
We would especially like to say Thank You
to: A & A Home Health especially nurse Lisa
Dugger and Traci Nelson; Rev. Tim Bailey


Jan Wimberly
Bosque
Mrs. Jan Wimberly
- Bosque, age 73, of Townsend,
GA, diedThursday, August 18,
2005 in Hospice of the Golden
Isles. She was a native of
Lakeland, Fla., and had
been a resident of McIntosh
County for four years, coming
from Dallas, Tex. She was a
graduate of Port St. Joe High
School and Florida State
University. She was a mem-
ber of Sigma Kappa Srority.
She was a former member of
White Bluff United Methodist
Church in Savannah for 19
years, Spring Valley United
Methodist Church in Dallas
for 21 years, and was a
member of Darien United
Methodist Church. She
enjoyed' gardening and inte-
rior decorating.
Mrs. Bosque is sur-
vived by her husband,
Robert A. Bosque, Sr. of
Townsend, Ga.; three sons,
Robert A. Bosque, Jr. and
wife Shannon of Savannah,
Ga., Jeffrey Bosque and
wife Rebecca of Dallas, TX,
and Chris Bosque and wife
Kathy of Snellville, Ga.; eight
grandchildren, Matthew
Bosque, Austin Bosque,
Alexander Bosque and Tyler
Bosque, all of Savannah,
Justin Bosque and Meredith
Bosque, of Dallas, TX, and
Elizabeth Bosque and Drew
Bosque, both of Snellville,
Ga.; two brothers, George
Wimberly and wife Dorothy
of Brunswick, Ga. and
Clifford Wimberly and wife
Sherry of Beaufort, SC; and
four nephews.
Graveside Funeral
Services were held at 10 a.m.
on Saturday, Aug. 20 at Holly


from Church of God; Rev. Marc Sturdivant,,
from Home Family Worship Center; Dr. Tom,,
Curry and staff at Shoreline Medical Group;.'
Senior Citizens Associate; Allene Haddock.
The Lollie Family
Roy Sr., Roy Jor., and Debbie


Hill Cemetery in Port St.
Joe with Rev. Ron Register
officiating. A memorial ser-
vice was held at 3 p.m. on
'Sunday, Aug. 21 at Darien
United Methodist Church in
Darien, Ga. In lieu of flow-
ers the family requests that
memorial contributions be
made to the Darien United
Methodist Church Building
Fund, Darien, Georgia
31305.
Expressions of sympa-
thy may be submitted and
viewed at our online obitu-
aries
link (www.southerlandfam-
ily.com)

Virginia G.

Faulkner
Mrs. Virginia G. Falkner,
71, of Winter Haven passed
away Friday, August 19,
2005 in Aubumdale Oaks
Healthcare Center due to
heart failure.
Born September 6,
1933 to Joseph B. and Asa
Clare Theobald, Gloekler in
Apalachicola, she was raised
and attended school in Port
St. Joe Florida. She moved
to Winter Haven 36 years ago
from Columbus, Mississippi.
She was a homemaker and
was of the Episcopal Faith.
She was preceded in
death by her parents and a
son, Stanley M. Falkner.
She is survived by: her
husband of 54 years, Ralph
M. Falkner; two sons, Steven
B. Falkner of Hawthorne, FL
and Michael K. Falkner of
Winter Haven, Florida; two
grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren.
Memorial Services will be
held at 11 a.m. on Friday,
Aug. 26 in the Oak Ridge


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Funeral Care Chapel, 2425,
Havendale Blvd., Winter'
Haven, with ,
Father Hugh McGlashon
officiating. The family has
requested that in lieu of flow-'
ers memorials be made to'
Good Shepherd Hospice, '10S'
AmesonAvenue, Auburndale,
FL 33823.
Condolences may be':
sent at www.oakridgefunbr-
alcare.com

Lewis Rolland;
Long


Mr. Lewis Rolland Long,
'age 74, a 40-year resident of
Apalachicola, passed away
suddenly in a local hospital'
on Wednesday, Aug. 17 to go
to his heavenly home.
Funeral services' were
held at 3 p.m. EST oni
Sunday; Aug. 21 at 'Living
Waters Assembly of God'
in Apalachicola with Rev."
Bobby Thompson, Rev. Dave'
Fernandez, Rev. Jean ShoYots,
and Mr. Alfred E. Long offici-'
ating. 1 .
Interment followed at
Holly Hill Cemetery in Port'
St. Joe. The following gentle-
men were asked to serve as';
active pallbearers: Donald
Hurst, Jack Shelby, Dustin
Long, Lucky McLeod, John'
Nash, and Franklin King. : -
Honorary pallbear-
ers were: Bubba Braswell,:
his grandson Hunter Long, t
the men of Living Waters
Assembly of God includ-:
ing board members Grover
Andrews, Ronnie Davis, and i
J.C. Varnes. i
Expressions of, sympa-
thy may be submitted. and
viewed at our online obituar-,
ies link (www.southerland-
family.com).


omen, infants
receive care in
Bay Counties.


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Humane Society Recognizes Sheriff's Deputies

The St. Joseph Bay Humane Society presented several Gulf County Sheriff's deputies with awards
of recognition for their professional assistance in responding to animal cruelty cases. Jobie Barfield
(back row, left) the animal cruelty agent nominee, specializes in reports of animal cruelty to horses.
On occasion, the deputies are called to assist when Barfield responds to reports. Pictured are (front
row, i-r) Carolyn Lee, president of the Humane Society, Larry Hightower, James Newsome, Paul
Beasley (back row, 1-r)' Barfield, Stacy Strickland, Donna Pippin and Sheriff Dalton Upchurch.

Department of Health Officials Continue to Emphasize

Precautionary Measures to Prevent Mosquito-Borne Illnesses


Florida Department ,of
Health (DOH) officials today
emphasized the importance
of Florida's residents 'and
visitors protecting themselves
against mosquito-borne
diseases. Throughout the
year, DOH works with-
partner agencies, including
,the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services, the Florida Fish'
and .Wildlife Commission,
mosquito control agencies
and state universities, to
monitor for the presence
of mosquitoes carrying
illnesses. So far. in .2005,'
Florida has reported four
confirmed cases -of Eastern
Equine Encephalitis
(EEE) and 8 confirmed
cases of W e st
Nile (WN) virus. Nearly 20
counties have detected the
presence of WN. virus in
surveillance populations,
while : 4,6. counties have
reported EEE virus activity
to date.
"Mosquito-borne
illnesses are preventable by
taking a few simple steps
to avoid mosquito bites,"
said DOH Secretary John
0. Agwunobi. M.D., M.B.A.,
M.P.H. "With most of the
counties in Florida reporting
the presence of at least
one, virus, transmitted by
mosquitoes, it is critical that
all Floridians work to curb the
spread of these illnesses,"
Symptoms of WN virus
infections, St. Louis
Encephalitip (SLE), and
EEE may include headache,.
fever, fatigue, dizziness,
weakness and confusion.
Physicians -should contact
their County Health
Department if they, suspect'
an individual may. have a.
mosquito-borne illness. DOH
laboratories provide testing
services for physicians
treating patients with clinical
signs of mosquito-borne
disease.
There were a total of
42 ,confirmed human WN
virus disease cases resulting
in two deaths in Florida in
2004, compared to 94 cases
with six deaths in 2003. In
2002, there were 35 cases
with two deaths.
SAdditionally, no human
EEE or SLE cases were
reported in 2004 to the
Florida State Health Office.
DOH continues to
advise'the public to remain
diligent in their protecting
themselves from mosquito
bites by following the "5 D's,"
which include:
Dusk and Dawn -
Avoid being outdoors when
mosquitoes are seeking,
blood. For many species, this
is during the dusk and dawn
hours.
Dress Wear clothing
that cpyers most of your
skin. ,
S DEET When
the potential exists for
exposure to mosquitoes,
repellents containing
DEET, (N,N-diethyl-meta-
toluamide,, or N,N-diethyl-
3-methylbenzamide) are
recommended. Picaridin and
oil of lemon eucalyptus are
other repellent options.
Drainage Check
around your home to rid the
area of standing water; which
is where mosquitoes can lay
their eggs.
Tips on Repellent Use
-Always read label
directions carefully for
the. approved usage before
applying a repellent to skin.
Some repellants are not
suitable for children.
.Products with
concentrations of up to 30
percent DEET are generally
reco m mended. Other


potential mosquito
repellents, as reported by,
the Centers for Disease.
Control and Prevention
(CDC) in April 2005, contain
picaridin or oil of lemon
eucalyptus. These products
are generally available at
local pharmacies. Look for
active ingredients to be listed
on the product label.
Apply insect repellent
to exposed skin, or onto
clothing, but not under
clothing.
In protecting children,
read label instructions to be
sure the repellent is age-
appropriate. According. to
the CDC, mosquito repellents
containing oil of lemon
eucalyptus should not be
used on children under the
age of 3 years. DEET is not
recommended on children
younger than 2 months old.
Infants should be kept
indoors or mosquito netting
should be used over carriers
when, mosquitoes are
present.
Avoid applying repellents
to the hands of children.
Adults should apply repellent
first to'their own hands and
then transfer it to the child's
skin and clothing.
If additional protection is
necessary, apply apermethrin
repellent directly to your
clothing. Again, always
follow the manufacturer's
directions.
Tips on Eliminating
Mosquito Breeding Sites
Elimination of breeding
sites is one of the keys to


prevention.
Clean out eaves, troughs
and gutters. .
Remove old tires' 'or
drill holes in those used in
playgrounds to drain.
Turn, over or remove'
empty plastic pots.
Pick up all beverage
containers and cups.
Check tarps on boats
or other equipment that may
collect water. '
Pump ,but bilges,. on
boats.
Replace water in
birdbaths 'and pet or other
animal feeding dishes at
least once a week.
Change water in plant
trays, including hanging
plants, at least once a week.
Remove vegetation or
obstructions in drainage
ditches that prevent the flow
of water.
Additionally, officials
encourage anyone". who
discovers a dead bird to report
it via, the Internet. The bird
mortality reporting system is
located on, the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission's website at:
www.wildflorida ora/bird /.


If people do not have access
to the Internet, they may
report dead birds to their
countyc health department or .
local FWCC office.
For more information
on mosquito borne illnesses,
visit the DOH website at:
www.doh.state.fl.us, the
CDC website at: www.cdc.
goy, or call your local county
health department.


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Enchanting 4BR/2BA, 1904 +/- sq. ft. home offers new
ventless gas fireplace, alarm system, plenty of storage,
screened porch, widow's walk, 1-car garage, fantastic
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EDC to Assist Service-Disabled Veterans


The Gulf County
Economic Development
Council office is prepared
to assist service disabled
veterans effectively, market
the Government Agencies,
prepare correspondence,
documentation, quality
control and safety plans,
contractual submissions and
the Contract negotiations, if
required.
The U:S. Small Business
Administration. announced a.
new procurement program
that will boost federal
contract opportunities for
service-disabled veteran-
owned small businesses. The
interim rule will be published
soon and is effective
immediately. The Federal
Acquisition Regulatory
Council concurrentlyreleased
regulations implementing the
program.
"President Bush has'
made it a priority, to reach
out to all of America's
entrepreneurs, and we have
a special responsibility to
make an effort for those who
sacrificed,for our safety and
freedom," SBA Administrator
Hector V. Barreto said. "We
have made a strong effort
to do, precisely that. Federal
contract dollars to service-
disabled veterans increased
from $298 million in fiscal
year 2002 to $510 million I
FY2003. But we want to do
more; The regulations being
issued today will ensure that
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open access to contracting
opportunities."
The new rule will amend
the relevant sections of the
Code of Federal Regulations,
adding provisions that will
allow contracting officers
to restrict contract awards
to service-disabled veteran-
owned small businesses
when there is a reasonable
expectation that two or more
service-disabled veteran-
owned small businesses will
submit bids at fair market
price. It also allows awards
of sole-source contracts to
service-disabled veteran-
owned small businesses,
when there is not reasonable
expectation that two or more
service-disabled veteran-
owned firms will submit bids
and the anticipated contract
price does not exceed $3


million, with the expectation
of manufacturing contracts
where the contracting
threshold is $5 million.
The interim rule allows
smallbusinesses to self-certify
as service-disabled veteran-
owned small businesses.
Any challenge to a firm's
status as a small business
or standing as a service-
disabled veteran-owned small.
business must be referred to
the SBA for resolution. The
SBA.will rely upon existing
Department, of Veteran's
Affairs or Department of
Defense determinations
regarding status and will
help enforce penalties for
false representation.
For more information,
visit the SBA's website at
www.sba.gov.


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Our wonderful Mahi-Mahi Salad
Karaoke every Wednesday night with $1 drafts.
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We can accommodate private parties.
Fresh dipped Ice Cream, Sundaes, and Banana Splits
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Commuters Have Options to Paying at the Pump


by Hope Mauldin
The bad news is that
higher fuel costs are making
it difficult for many to get
to and from work, especially
for those on tight budgets.
According to the 2000
U.S. Census, the average
Bay County worker's daily
commute to work, is 21.6
minutes. Assume for a
moment that it takes this


long to travel 10 miles, that's
20 miles round trip. With an
average fuel cost of $2.40
per gallon, a person with a
car that gets 20 miles per
gallon will pay more than
$50 a month for gas alone-
- just to get to and from
work. This does not count
the cost of fuel for lunchtime
trips, swinging by to get the
kids from daycare or running


errands on the way home.
It also doesn't count what
drivers pay for maintenance,
upkeep and insurance costs.
Gasoline is expensive!
Average gasoline prices
have skyrocketed and there
doesn't seem to be much if
any relief in sight. Higher
fuel costs are driving much
of Bay County's work force
to look for less expensive


alternatives
Single Occu
(SVO) commu
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commuters h
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ite to work. employers determine which
news is that alternative will work best,
iave options to saving some people as much
pump. The West as 'half of their monthly
ional Planning commuting expenses.
rates ride on, a Commuters have the option
ogram covering of carpooling, vanpooling,
in the 'Florida riding public transportation
(Escambia or utilizing park and ride
to Gulf County lots. Plus, under certain
the State line), circumstances, up to $100
specialists Dan per month may be tax
Pensacola) and deductible.
P c Participants pooling
even two or three timer per
week can take advantage of
-_ the "guaranteed ride home"
through which the ride
S, on program pays for a taxi
should a pool participant be
stranded at work or need to
leave early. The added bonus
is that if enough people
share the ride, congestion
is'relaxed during rush hours
and parking constraints are


eased on the job site (leaving
more parking for customers).
Commuters can use the
extra time in the morning to
read the paper, enjoy a cup
of coffee or even catch up on
some work if, they need to.
Local ride on specialist
Hope Mauldin is available to
inform employers how they
can utilize the program at
their work site and how they
can encourage workers to
share the ride. Individuals
can be added to the regional
database to be matched
with other commuters iti
their neighborhoods. For
more information, call our
commuter hotline at 1-800-
342-5557, in Panama City,
call 769-4854 or in Pensacola
call 595-8910 x. 227. Ride
on is a program of the West
Florida Regional Planning
Council made possible by
the Florida Department of
Transportation.


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They don't really sit down
to a full meal in "Breakfast
at Tiffany's" (1961). We only
see Audrey Hepburn nib-
bling a Danish a difficult
scene for her, because she
hated the pastries. So, take
a little artistic license and
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Much news is focused
on elders who suffer from
diseases such as Alzheimer's,
dementia or stroke, but
little attention is paid to the
-caregivers for these loved
ones. Caregivers are a very
special breed of people and
they need their own form of
nurturing. i
Forthis reason, caregivers
in the Big Bend area need
to mark their calendars for
Thursday, Sept. 15, when
the Area Agency on Aging for
North Florida is sponsoring
the 7th annual Big Bend
Caregivers Retreat at the
Ramada Inn and Conference
Center on North Monroe
in Tallahassee. Caregivers
in Leon, Gadsden, Liberty,

If YOU See News Hfappening.. ,

cu The Star at 227-1278


Wakulla, Franklin, Taylor,
Madison and Jefferson
counties are urged to sign
up for this retreat.
Anyone who is caring for
an elderly loved one could
use a day for themselves. Use
this opportunity to regroup,
refresh and be pampered.
Learn new coping and
communicating techniques,
find out about new resources
in the community and share
the fellowship with others,
traveling the same road.
The Retreat, starts at 8
a.m. and lasts until 3 p.m. A
wonderful lunch is included
and respite care is available.
Best of all, there is no cost
to attend! Space is limited,
however, so please call
.Lori at 386-2778 for more
information to register. This'
day is for you, Big Bend
caregivers please plan to
attend.


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by Virginia Bathurst Beck

I'm Confessin'

They say that confession
is good for the soul-I think
that I have a rot of confessing
to do. Of course I wouldn't
bare my soul and confess
everything. It's not that I've
'ever done anything immoral,
illegal or not good for me-not
quite. But there is one part of
my life that is entirely out of
whack with the rest of it. Do I
have your full attention?
I have my drinking and
smoking well under control.
I have never engaged in
either. I get seven or .eight
hours sleep a night. Try to
eat healthy foods exercise
and walk a mile a day. I
pay my bills on time. I've
always tried to keep good
companions. You know what
they say? "Birds of a feather-
flock together." I try to finish
a job if I start it and stay
within my budget most of
the time! But in one area
of my life I am' way out of
control. .
MY ONE FAULT OH YEAH
Are you ready for this?
I waste a lot of money
on things that I never,
use.
I am not technically
savvy. I see all these
contraptions in the store or
on television that seem
to make life so easy and


interesting and maybe
they would if I could only
figure out how to use them.
First of all I saw them
making bread on television.
With only a few flips of their
wrist, they threw ingredients
in a machine and just turned
it on. Then they only had
to wait for the resulting
beautiful, golden, crusty loaf
of bread to emerge. What do
you know? My Florida son
heard I was admiring their
contraption and so that was
my Christmas. present from
him a couple of years ago.
The one and only time I used
it what immerged was more
.like an ugly, tough, burned
mess.
My Christmas present
from him the' next year
was a juicing machine. You
just throw in the fruit and
vegetables, rind and all, and
out comes a glass of juice
that will keep you healthy for
the next 50 years. Well, I've
been afraid to try that yet. I
think it is still in the box. But
I'm thinking about trying it
one of these days.
KEEPING UP WITH
CHANGE
My entrance into this
modern technical world was
in 1997 when I bought a very
expensive Gateway computer.
All computers were expensive
way back then. I learned the
bare minimum I needed to
type my column for the paper


that I worked for. I was all
right as long as the computer
did its job right and nothing
went wrong. If something did
mess up or the printer quit
working I threw up my hands
and called in an expert. After
seven years my Gateway gave

up the ghost and quit and I
was faced with buying a new
one.
My computer friend, Lin
Brightly, made me a desktop
that I could use until I bought
the laptop she advised. I
didn't have trouble at all with
that after she showed me
how to use it. She is a genius
when it comes to computers.
I wish some of that would
rub off on me if she can't use
all of her smarts.
Then the trouble
started. I bought the laptop
with a $300 rebate and I
bought three years warranty.
So far so good! I went on
vacation, the next day and
returned one day late to turnri
my rebate in. Well $300 is
$300 and I didn't think one
day should make a difference
but the company that gave
the rebate did. They referred
me back to where I bought
the computer.
After three trips to that
company, they finally gave
me a gift certificate for the
$300. The story doesn't end
here.
I then went from Florida
to Nebraska for the summer.
I brought the laptop but'
left the, disk in Florida -that
installs the warranty. Oh
well!!! I finally decided what
I wanted with my $300 gift
certificate. My Nebraska
son has a machine that
copies both black and white
and colored pictures. It
also works as a printer, and
a fax machine and works
great with a digital camera.
So I bought that' machine
in Nebraska. It is back in
Florida with me now -still
sitting in the box.
HELP HELPIl
I am gadget rich and
money poor. ,I'm sitting
here with a Bread, Machine,
a Juice Maker, a computer
.without a warranty and a
machine that is supposed to
do everything but,make the
morning coffee. Besides the
things I mentioned already,
I also have a "Boom Box' I
can't play, a dish washer I
haven't used, a self cleaning
oven that I still clean by
hand, and a printer that
only works half of the time.
Now is the time that it isn't
working. Neither is anything
else. HELP LIN and maybe
MARTHA STEWART too.'


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tunity. MLS 105570 $335,000 walk to the beach. Adjacent to Flor-
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cent to the State Park. The toughest
part of living here will be deciding PORT ST. JOE Large, beautifully
whether you want to swim in the wooded lot near the college and
Gulf, tha.bay, or the Park Point pool proposed new hospital. ONe of the
just across the street. MLS 105868 best values in town. MLS 106137
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the deck & a pleasant
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850-227-5566


Individual Assistance for Dennis


Victims Approaches $24 Million Mark


Funds continue to flow to
victims of Hurricane Dennis,
according to officials of the
Department of Homeland
Security's Federal Emergency
Management Agency and the
Florida State Emergency
Response Team.
Since the July 10
presidential disaster
declaration, 37,754
applicants have registered
for assistance with
FEMA.
19,167 applicants for
rental,: housing and
other needs assistance
have been approved
totaling $4,435,300.
SBA representatives
are available at all
of the federal/state


recovery centers located
throughout the declared
area.
* Homeowners, renters and
business owners in 10
designated counties (Bay,
Dixie, Escambia, Franklin,
Gulf, Okaloosa, Santa
Rose, Taylor, Wakulla and
Walton) are eligible now
for Individual Assistance,
including grants and SBA '
low-interest loans to help
with losses.
* Applicants including units
of local government, in 19
counties (Bay, Calhoun,
Dixie, Escambia,
Franklin, Gadsden,'
Gulf, Holmes, Jefferson,
Leon, Levy, Liberty,
Monroe, Okaloosa, Santa


Rose, Taylor, Wakulla,
Walton and Washington)
are eligible for Public
Assistance funds for
emergency services and
debris removal and to
help restore or rebuild
essential public facilities.
SJackson County
applicants are eligible to
receive Public Assistance
funds limited to
emergency services and
debris removal costs.
Individuals and business
owners who suffered damage
because of Hurricane Dennis
may still register by calling
1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or
register online at www.fema.
gov. For the hearing and
speech impaired, the TTY
number is 1-800-462-7585.
Phone lines are open Monday
through Friday from 8 a.m.
to 8 p.m. (EDT) and closed
on weekends.



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In June, Florida State
Fire Marshal Tom Gallagher
announced several initiatives
to assist local law enforcement
and first responders
throughout the state in the
fight against the spread
of methamphetamines.
Fire Marshal Gallagher
applauded. the Bush
Administration for increasing
federal assistance to states
dealing with the spread of
methamphetamines.
"I appreciate the Bush
Administration's assistance
in helping states like Florida
fight the spread of meth'."
"Throughout my career as
Florida's Fire Marshal, I have
never witnessed a greater
threat to our firefighters,
our first responders and


our communities than the
current scourge of meth
spreading throughout our
state."
"We have to attack meth
with every possible resource,
and from every possible
direction. Stiffer penalties,
more aggressive prosecution,
increased education and
intensive rehabilitation must
all be part of any, solution
to Florida's growing meth
problem."
"Today's action by
the Bush Administration
is a positive step to
help our efforts to fight
methamphetamines here in
Florida, but the solution to
Florida's methamphetamines
problems. must begin at
home."


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S ...'Elementary Breakfast
Wednesday, Aug. 24:
cereal, muffin squares,
Orange juice, jelly and milk;
S Thursday, Aug. 25: cereal,
., muffin squares, orange juice,
jelly and milk; Friday, Aug.
26: cheese toast, apple juice
and milk; Monday, Aug. 29:
.' cheese toast, apply juice and
S milk; Tuesday, Aug. 30: pork
V, sausage patty, toast, orange
S juice, jelly and milk.

Wewahitchka

Peacebuilders for August 22-6, 2005 Front row: Pre-K-- Angel Heckeylively, Middle row from left: Elementary Lunch
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from left: 3rd Grade-Brandi Barnes; 4th Grade-Amy Butler; 5th Gracde-Alex Wood Wednesdayc corn, peachesug. 24:
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lettuce and tomato and milk;
Thursday, Aug. 25: meat ball
sub sandwich, cole slaw,
peas, brownies and milk;
Friday, Aug. 26: turkey and
cheese sandwich, lettuce
and tomato, vegetable sticks
with ranch dressing, pears
and milk; Monday, Aug. 29:
hamburger, french fries,
gelatin with applesauce,
lettuce and tomato and
milk; Tuesday, Aug. 30: beef
stew, tossed salad, assorted
dressing, fruit cocktail, rolls'
and milk.

Port St. Joe High

School Lunch
Wednesday, Aug. 24:
turkey and cheese sandwich,'
lettuce and tomato, ranch
dressing, french fries,
peaches and milk; Thursday,
Aug. 25: beef vegetable soup,
chocolate pudding, peaches,
cornbread and milk; Friday,
Aug. 26: beef nachos, corn,


pears and milk; Monday, Aug.
29: bean burrito, lettuce and
tomato, bananas, cornbread
and milk; Tuesday, Aug.
30: pizza with pork topping,
tossed salad, ranch dressing,
pears, breadsticks and milk.

Wewahitchka High

School Lunch
Wednesday, Aug. 24:
spaghetti and meat sauce,
broccoli, applesauce, bread
and milk; Thursday, Aug. 25:
turkey and cheese sandwich,
lettuce and tomato, vegetable
soup, peaches and milk;
Friday, Aug. 26: pizza with
pork topping, tossed salad,
ranch dressing, pears, bread
and milk; Monday, Aug. 29:
hamburgers, french fries,
lettuce and tomato, spice
cake, orange halves and
milk; Tuesday, Aug. 30:
chicken nuggets, tater tots,
fruit salad, graham crackers,
bread and milk.


Office clutter ,.got 'you
down? Ink jet cartridges,
laser cartridges, ]ped, cell
phones...what do yoktdo with ;
all that old stuff? The Poft St.


Joee Elementary PTO hasthe
answer. Help our kids and the
environment by participating,
in our technology recycling
program.


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Two years ago, Mrs.
Sharon Watson, the
technology teacher at Port
St. Joe Elementary, started
*a funding, program to help
fund technology needs at the
'elementary school.' Working
with The. Funding Factory,
a comrnpanx that focuses
on benefiting schools and
*on-profit organizations,
:she began. collecting and
recl,clinr used inkjet "and
laser cartridges and used cell
phones. The items shipped
to The Funding Factory and
the school receives credit for
,ach -usable item returned.
Points can then be redeemed
for technology products or for
cash. The recycling program


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Bilingual students encouraged to enroll.


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has proven so, successful
that the PSJE PTO has
decided to expand it and is
looking for new businesses
to participate.
In response to an appeal
to the Chamber of Commerce,
Coldwell-Banker realtor
Claude Brousseau was
among the first to- offer the
support of his office. Both the
Mexico Beach and Cape San
Blas locations of Forgotten
Coast Realty will serve as
collection points for the
items as well as contributing.
their own used items. Other
new participants include
local realtors Century 21
Gulf Coast Realty and Parker
Realty as well as Nautical
Mortgage and the Human
Resources Office at the Gulf
County Courthouse. GT Corn
and Ramsey's Printing have
participated in the program
since its inception and are
largely responsible for its
success so far.
This is a great program
that can really benefit our
school. Whether you own a
business or are simply an
individual that would like*
to clear off your desk, your
donated items help us reach
our goal. If you would like to
participate by donating used
cartridges or cell phones, or
by having a collection box
placed at your business,
contact Jennifer Mercuri
at 647-2504, or email at
jmer(igtcom.net or Natalie
Shoaf at 227-4355.


District Reports Student Progression


The 2005 Legislature
made no significant changes
to Student Progression even
though there were several
attempts to continue to make
middle school requirements
more rigorous. The School
Board did make one change
last spring that impacts only
students who may be repeat-
ing grade 3 for the third time.
These students may be eligi-
ble for a mid-year promotion
if the following criteria are
met by October 1: The stu-
dent may participate in an
intensive acceleration class
and if the student increases
his/her reading level at least
2 grade levels in one year,
he/she could be promoted
to grade 5; or the student
receives intensive remedia-
tion and can demonstrate
reading at or above grade
level and may be promoted to
grade 4 at the end of the first
semester.
FCAT reading data for
grades 3-10 is reported dis-
trict-wide by number and
percent for Levels 1 and 2:
Grade,3 Level 1- 21 (16%),
Level 2 11 (9%); Grade 4
Level 1 27 (18%), Level 2
- 14 (10%); Grade 5 Level
1 32 (21%), Level 2 22
(15%); Grade 6 Level 1 32
(19%), Level 2 31 (18%);

Free Pre-K Screening
Gulf County School
Board and FDLRS/PAEC
will cosponsor a FREE Child
Find Pre-K Screening for
children 3 and 4 years old
at Wewahitchka Elementary
on Aug. 26 from 8:30 a.m. to
12 noon. No appointment is
necessary.


Grade 7 Level 1 33 (19%),
Level 2 41 (23%); Grade 8
Level 1 54 (27%), Level 2
- 56 (28%); Grade 9 Level 1
-76 (35%), Level 2 56 (26%);
Grade 10 Level 1I 53 (34%),
Level 2 52 (33%).
Students retained "in
grades 3-10 are also reported
district-wide: Grade 3 12
(8%); Grade 4 0; Grade 5
- 3 (2%); Grade 6 4 (2%);
Grade 7 8 (4%); Grade 8
- 19 (9%); Grade 9 20 (8%);
Grade 10 -2 (1%).
Eight ESE students were
promoted for good cause #
5 (The student has received
intensive remediation in
reading for more than 2
years, but still demonstrates
a deficiency in reading and
was previous retained in
K, 1, 2 or 3). Three stu-
dents were promoted based
on good cause #4 by dem-
onstrating mastery of the
Sunshine State Standards
reading benchmarks with a
portfolio.
Gulf County Schools have
their School Accountability
Reports for the 2004-05
school year available upon
request. Due ,to the cost of
printing and financial impact
on each school, these reports
will not be sent home with
students.
Upon request to the
school, reports are available
to parents and interested
community members. The
reports may also be reviewed
on the district's web page
(gulf.kl2.fl.us.). All School
Advisory Council members
will also receive a copy. For
further information, please
contact the school of your
choice.


Gulf Aire Subdivision


Port St. Joe Beach Stunning sunsets and gulf views! 4BR/2.5BA home in deed restricted sub-div.
Large screen porch, new tile & carpet, widow's walk, pool use and dedicated beach make this a
very special property. C-Zone no flood insurance required. $699,000


Danny Ryals

Real Estate


Martha Settlemire, Realtor'
Cell phone (850) 643-7604
email: kewaden@gtcom.net
PO Box 100
19382SR 20West -
Blountstown, FL 32424 1-i


"SUNSETVILAGE


Public beach access now with future access located within the windmark beach
master plan. Amenities include heavy landscaping, ribbon curbing, decorative
street signs, new orleans style street lighting, and pool. $335,900


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Call Carol for more information
850-227-4252 or 850-227-9600


Gulf Coast Realty
St. Joe Bay Office, 2010 Hwy C-30 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Toll Free (800) 451-2349 Mobile (850) 227-4252
E-mail Carol@C21GulfCoastRealty.com
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Established 7937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years


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by Kelly Geoghagan
As cheers rang out
through the bleachers,
students laughed and had
a good time while playing
games and watching skits.
Sound like a dream come
true? It was this year at
Port St. Joe High School's
First Day Celebration.
Instead of hearing boring
speeches explaining the code
of conduct and attending
long classes, students were
treated to a day of skits,
Wacky Olympics, free food
and T-shirts, and a pep rally.
Although students had to
attend shortened versions of
their classes in the afternoon,
the spirit level was high
all day long. Thanks to the
Student Government and all
our sponsors for making the
First Day a huge success!
Even though school
hasn't been in session long,
extra-curricular activities
are already in full swing.
Football, cheerleading,
volleyball, band, flag, and
majorettes can all be heard
practicing after school.
Football season started off
last Friday night with the
Kick-Off Classic, against
Vernon. The Sharks played


hard, but Vernon triumphed
in a 13-6 victory. Our first
regular season game is Friday
the 26th in Blountstown at
8:30 pm. Everyone come out
and support your Sharks!
Volleyball season also
begins this week. The girls
play Liberty County here on
Thursday the 25th at 5 and
6, and in Wewa on Tuesday
the 30th at 4:30 and 5:30.
Good luck ladies!
Listen up seniors!
Here are several important
reminders for the coming
month. On September 9 from
11:30-11:50 Mr. Lanford
will be here to discuss
graduations invitations.
Then, on September
16(College Day), he will be
collection the $80 deposit
for the invitations.Also, $50
per month payments for
the Senior Trip will begin
in October. Break out those
wallets, guys.
Seniors, I can't believe
we're here. It seems like just
yesterday when we first got
to high school. Let's take it
easy this year and enjoy the
ride. I love every one of y'all
and wish you the best in life.
God bless you!


Gulf Area Host Families Needed Now


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


the students attend local
high schools.
P.I.E. area
representatives match
students with host families
by finding common interests
and lifestyles through an
informal in-home meeting.
Prospective host families
are able to review student
applications and select the
perfect match. As there are
no "typical" host families,
P.I.E. can fit a student into
just about any situation,
whether it is a single parents,
a childless couple, a retired
couple or a large family.
Families who host for
P.I.E. are also eligible to claim
a $50 per month charitable
contribution deduction on
their itemized tax returns
for each month they host a
sponsored student.


For the upcoming
programs, P.I.E. has students
from Germany, the Former
Soviet Union, Venezuela,
Argentina, Brazil, Macedonia,
Hungary, Korea, Mexico,
Australia, Yugoslavia, China
and many other countries.
P.I.E. is also participating
in two special government-
funded programs to bring
scholarship students from
the Newly Independent States
of the former Soviet Union
as well as predominantly
Islamic countries such
as Yemen, Syria, Jordan,
Morocco, Kuwait, Iraq
and Qatar to the United
States. P.I.E. is a non-profit
educational organization that
has sponsored more than
25,000 students from 45
countries since its founding
in 1975. The organization
is designated by the United
States Department of
State and is listed by the
Council on Standards for
International Education


Travel (CSIET), certifying that
the organization complies
with the standards set forth
in CSIET's Standards for
International Education
Travel Programs.
Doty encourages families
to contact the program
immediately, as it will allow
the proper time for the
students and hosts to get
to know one another before
they actually meet for the
first time.
Gulf area families
interested in learning more
about student, exchange or
arranging for a meeting with
a community representative
may call P.I.E., toll-free
at 1-800-631-1818. The
agency also has travel/
study program opportunities
available for American high
school students as well as
possibilities for community
volunteers to assist and
work with area host families,
students and schools.


NJROTC News
,by c/SA Molly Matty board meeting. Many trips
The Port St. :Joe High. are in the works- dates still
School NJROTC unit is off to be announced. Our color
to a great start: this year, guard and flag detail were
with a full week of morning great at the kick-off football
Drill practice and our first game, thanks cadets! After
Booster club meeting under school teams are starting,
our .perfectly aligned belts, rifle, and PT with drill in the
things are falling into place., morning. Be active in your
Our color guard performed unit cadets! Until next week,
well on the 16th at the school at easel


A Little Bit Country, A


Little Bit Rock & Roll


Currently available for
adoption at the Humane
Society are: Donnie and
Marie, two extra nice Lab
mixes (pictured); Droopy,
nice bassett; Lucy and Ethel,
two nice Jack Russell pups
nearly a year old; Mindy, a
red mixed-breed pup; Kujoe,
Golden Retriever/Chow male,
neutered, shots, heartworm
free, housetrained and
Margo, a young black Lab
female.


Also available are: Baby,
a nice female Dachsund mix;
Wendy, three-month old
Lab/Chow pup and Amos
and Andy, three and a half
month old kitties. 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.
sjbhutnanesociety.org.


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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 Social Security Number
is 258-40-7695, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for
Gulf County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
Gulf County Courthouse, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The
names and addresses of the
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 FLOPRDA
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


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
'JUNE 20, 2005
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met
this date in special session with
the following members pres-
ent: Chairman Nathan Peters,
Jr., Vice Chairman Carmen L.
McLemore, and Commissioners
Billy E. Traylor and Bill Wil-
liams. Barnes was absent>.
Others present were: Coun-
ty Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Clerk Becky Norris, Executive
Administrator/Deputy Clerk
Towan Kopinsky, Deputy Clerk
Kari Summers, Chief Admin-
istrator Don Butler, Admin-
istrator Staff Assistant Lynn
Stephens, E.D.C. Director Alan
McNair, Building Official Brad
Bailey, 'Public Works Director
Gerald Shearer and Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford.
Chairman Peters called the
meeting to order at 12:01 p.m.,
E.D.T.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
HEALTH CHECK, INC.
E.D.C. Director Alan Mc-
Nair discussed Ad Valorem Tax
Abatement for Health Check,
Inc. (currently located in Bay
County and would like to move
to Gulf County). He discussed
that Health Check was unable
to qualify for Q.T.I. After discus-
sion, Commissioner Traylor mo-
tioned to approve a 10-year tax
abatement for Health Check,
Inc., contingent upon construc-
tion of their new building and
that they meet the employment
requirements. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously (4-
0). Joe Thiel, Owner, appeared
before the Board to report that
Health Check, Inc. will bring
more people into the County
and that the Bay County resi-
dents now working for them
will consider relocating to Gulf
County.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
RAFFIELD FISHERIES
E.D.C. Director Alan Mc-


(850) 653-8976
FL Bar No. 442178
Publish August 18 & 25, 2005

NOTICE TO RECEIVE
SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0405-26
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive sealed bids from any
person, company or corpora-
tion interested in providing the
following:
Patch 17 areas with hot-
mix asphalt on the Jarrott
Daniels Road
Specifications may be obtained
from the Gulf County Clerk
of the Court, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr., Blvd., Room 148,
Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456,
between the hours of 9:00 a.m.
and 5:00 p.m., E.T., Monday-
Friday, (850) 229-6112.
Any questions regarding this
bid should be directed to Road
Department Superintendent
Bobby Knee at (850) 639-2238.
Please indicate on the envelope
YOUR COMPANY NAME, that
this is a SEALED BID and
include the BID NUMBER.
Bids must be submitted to the
GuLf County Clerk's Office at
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.,
Blvd, Room 148, Port St. Joe,
Florida, 32456, by 5:00 p.m.,
E.T., on Friday, September
2, 2005. Bids will be opened
at this location on Tuesday,
September 6, 2005 at 10:00
a.m., B.T.
By: Nathan Peters, Jr.,
Chairman
Attest: Rebecca L. Norris,
Clerk
Ad #2005-062
Publish August 25 & September
1, 2005
NOTICE TO RECEIVE
SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0405-27
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive sealed bids from any
person, company or corpora-
tion interested in providing the
following:
5 MSA Breathing Apparatuses.
Specifications may be obtained
from the Gulf County Clerk
of the Court, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr., Blvd., Room 148,
Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456,
between the hours of 9:00 a.m.
and 5:00 p.m., E.T., Monday-
Friday, (850) 229-6112.
Any questions regarding this
bid should be directed to
Highland View Volunteer Fire
Department Asst. Chief Jake
Richards at (850) 258-2646.
Please indicate on the envelope
YOUR COMPANY NAME, that


Nair discussed Ad Valorem Tax
Abatement for Raffield Fish-
eries. He, stated that they are
requesting (1) a 10-year tax
abatement, (2) a water supply
to Timberport Road (from High-
way 98 down Industrial Road),
(3) a road from the Industrial
Road to, their property, and (4)
that E.D.C. pursue a Industrial
Revenue Bond (tax exempt).
Commissioner McLemore mo-
tioned to approve these re-
quests. Commissioner Williams
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously (4-0). Eu-
gene Raffield, Owner, thanked
the Board for their immediate
attention to this matter.
GULF AIRE VARIANCE -
ANDERSON
Commissioner Williams
discussed and motioned to ap-
prove a side setback variance
in Gulf Aire Subdivision (Parcel
ID #03798-055R) for Howard &
Sally Anderson. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the mo-
tion, and it passed unanimous-
ly (4-0).
BUILDING DEPARTMENT
Chief Administrator Butler
reported on problems with eleva-
tion certificates, stating that an
elevation certificate should be
obtained prior to a house being
finished. He reported that the
certificate needs to be required
at the rough inspection. Com-
missioner Traylor discussed
that all the contractors need to
be notified of this change. Upon
discussion by Building Official
Bailey, members of the Board
stated that they approve requir-
ing the Certificate at the rough
inspection stage.
Building Official Bailey re-
ported that there are a lot of
unlicenced contractors doing
work in the County, and that
they will begin strictly enforcing
these violations.
Building Official Bailey re-
ported that Fisher Construction
has submitted an invoice for
payment on the Library project.
He also reported that Mr. Falis-
ki (from the Library Committee)


this is a SEALED BID and
include the BID NUMBER.
Bids must be submitted to the
Gulf County Clerk's Office
at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.,
Blvd, Room 148, Port St. Joe,
Florida, 32456, by 5:00 p.m.,
B.T., on Friday, September
2, 2005. Bids will be opened
at this location on Tuesday,
September 6, 2005 at 10:00
a.m., E.T.
By: Nathan Peters, Jr.,
Chairman
Attest: Rebecca L. Norris,
Clerk
Ad #2005-063
Advertise: 2t, August 25 &
September 1, 2005

NOTICE TO RECEIVE
SEALED BIDS
The Downtown Redevelopment
Agency of Port St. Joe will
receive sealed bids from any
qualified person, company or
corporation interested in con-
structing the following project:
4TH STREET AND
WILLIAMS AVENUE
PARKING LOT.
BID # DRA-002
NOTE: Parking lot to be paved
with concrete.
Plans and specifications can be
obtained at Preble-Rish, Inc.,
324 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, (850) 227-7200.
The bid must conform to Section
287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on
public entity crimes.
Completion date for this project
will be 60 days from the
date of the Notice to Proceed
presented to the successful
bidder.
Liquidated damages for failure
to complete the project on the
specified date will be set at
$100.00 per day.
Please indicate on the envelope
that this is a sealed bid, the
bid number and what the bid
is for.
Bids will be received until
5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, on
September 13, 2005, at the
Downtown Redevelopment
Agency, P.O. Box 278; 305 Cecil
G. Costin Sr. Blvd, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32457, and will
be opened and read aloud on
September 13, 2005, at 5:10
p.m. Eastern Time. The Board
reserves the right to reject any
and all bids.
Cost for Plans and Specifications
will be $ 50.00 per set and is
,non-refundable. Checks should
be made payable to PREBLE-
RISH, INC.
Publish August 25 & September
1,2005
PUBLIC NOTICE


wanted' to withhold 10% from
the payment, but his recom-
mendation is that Fisher Con-
struction be paid in full. Upon
inquiry, Clerk Norris reported
that the County should not pay
an invoice if the money is not
in the budget. Chairman Peters
stated that the Library has the
money for this project, but have
not transferred it to the Clerk's
Office. He reported that he will
address this issue today with
the Library Committee. Com-
missioner Williams inquired
about the agreement between
the Library Committee and
Board. County Attorney McFar-
land stated that the Library is
providing the funds, and recom-
mended they be transmitted to
the Clerk, who will pay the bill.
After discussion by the Board
that the agreement with the Li-
brary was verbal, Attorney Mc-
Farland reported that the build-
ing contract is between Gulf
County and Fisher's Construc-


Request for Bid
The Downtown Redevelopment
Agency of Port St. Joe will
receive sealed bids No. DRA-
003 in the office of Carol Davis
in person at 305 Cecil Costin
Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida, by
mail at P.O. Box 278, Port St.
Joe, Florida, 32457 until 5:00
pm eastern time, September
13, 2005, for custom vinyl ban-
ners.
Specifications and submit-
tal forms are available in the
office of the Carol Davis, 305
Cecil Costin Blvd, Port St.
Joe, Florida, (850) 229-8261,
Monday through Friday,
between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.
Bids will be publicly opened
and read September 13, 2005,
during the Regular Meeting of
the Downtown Redevelopment
Agency Board in the City
Commission Chambers at 305
Cecil G Costin Sr. Blvd, Port St.
Joe, Florida.
/s/ Carol Davis
Publish August 25 & September
1, 2005
IN THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY
In Re: The Marriage of
Colin Kelly Hicks,
Petitioner/Husband
and
Karen Hicks,
Respondent/Wife
CASE NO. 05-266DR
/
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Karen Hicks
Address Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action has been filed
against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to this
action on DAVID C. GASKIN,
ESQ., Petitioner's attorney,
whose address is Post Office
Box 185, Wewahitchka, Florida
32465, on or before the 14 day
of September, 2005, and file the
original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on
petitioner's attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against
you for the, relief demanded in
the petition.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this court on the 16th day of
August, 2005.
Rebecca L. Norris
Clerk of Court
/s/Barbara Baxter
Publish August 25 & September
1,2005
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL


tion. Commissioner McLemore
motioned that the bill be paid
by the Board (amend the G.F.
Budget by reducing Reserve
for Contingencies), and Com-
missioner Traylor seconded the
motion for discussion. After dis-
cussion, Commissioner Traylor
withdrew the second and, Com-
missioner McLemore withdrew
his motion. Commissioner
Traylor then motioned that the
money be transferred from the
Library to the Clerk by the end
of the day so that the bill can be
paid. Commissioner McLemore
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously. Chief
Administrator Butler reported
that the specifications did not
include 10% to be retained by
the Library. Commissioner
McLemore then motioned to
pay the bill if the money is not
transferred from the Library
to the Clerk by the end of the
day. Commissioner Traylor sec-
onded the motion, and it passed


CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA
THE CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA,
FLORIDA, a municipal corpora-
tion and public body corpo-
rate and politic of thb Sate of
Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, and
the Taxpayers, Property Owners
and Citizens thereof and the
City of Wewahitchka Florida,
including non-residents owning
property or subject to taxation
therein, and others having or
claiming any right, title or inter-
est in property to be affected by
the issuance of the Bonds and
Notes herein described, or to be
affected in any way thereby,
Defendants.
CIVIL ACTION NO.
05-247CA
VALIDATION OF THE NOT TO
EXCEED $1,323,980 CITY OF
WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA
WATER AND SEWER SYSTEM
REVENUE BONDS AND BOND
ANTICIPATION NOTES
/
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE
TO: THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, THROUGH THE
STATE ATTORNEY FOR THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, AND TO
THE SEVERAL TAXPAYERS,
PROPERTY OWNERS,
CITIZENS OF THE CITY OF
WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA,
INCLUDING NON-RESIDENTS
OWNING PROPERTY OR
SUBJECT TO TAXATION
THEREIN, AND ALL OTHERS
HAVING OR CLAIMING ANY
RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN
PROPERTY TO BE AFFECTED
BYTHE ISSUANCE OFTHE CITY
OF WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA
WATER AND SEWERS SYSTEM
REVENUE BONDS AND THE
CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA,
FLORIDA WATER AND
SEWER SYSTEM REVENUE
BOND ANTICIPATION NOTES,
HEREINAFTER MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED,
OR TO BE AFFECTED IN ANY
WAY THEREBY;
The above cause com-
ing on the be heard upon the
Complaint this day filed herein
by the City of Wewahitchka,
Florida, seeking to determine
the authority of the City of
Wewahitchka, Florida, to issue
its not to exceed $1,323,980 City
of Wewahitchka, Florida Water
and Sewer System Revenue
Bonds (the "Bonds") and the
not to exceed $1,323,980 City
of Wewahitchka, Florida Water
and Sewer System Revenue
Bond Anticipation Notes (the


unanimously(4-0).
SPECIAL PROJECTS
PAYMENTS
Upon inquiry by Chairman
Peters, the Board had no Spe-
cial Projects Payment requests.
MOSQUITO SPRAYING
Chairman Peters discussed
that he has received calls re-
garding mosquito spraying near
the Lanier's bees. Commission-
er McLemore stated that these
bees are located on Lake Grove
Road, Overstreet Road and
in the Bryant's Landing area.
Upon inquiry by Chairman Pe-
ters about changing the times
that these areas are sprayed,
Mosquito Control Director Joe
Danford discussed his objec-
tion to anyone saying that the
mosquito spraying is killing the
bees. After discussion about
other residents.in these areas,
Commissioner McLemore mo-
tioned to spray these 3 areas
.only at night. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,


"Bond Anticipation Notes"), a
more particular description of
such obligations being con-
tained in the Complaint filed in
these proceedings, to determine
the legality of the proceedings
had and taken in connection
therewith, and the legality of
the provisions, covenants and
agreements contained therein
and the revenues pledged to the
payment thereof, and seeking a
judgement of this Court to vali-
date the proceedings for said
Bonds and Bond Anticipation'
Notes (the "Obligations"),
the revenues pledged .for the
payment thereof, and said
Obligations when issued pursu-
ant thereto, and said Complaint
now having been presented to
this Court, for entry of an Order
to Show Cause pursuant to
Chapter 75, Florida Statutes,
and the Court being fully
advised in the premises:
IT IS ORDERED AND
ADJUDGED that the State
of Florida, through the State
Attorney of the Fourteenth
Judicial Circuit of Florida, and
the several taxpayers, proper-
ty owners and citizens of the
City of Wewahitchka, Florida,
including non-residents owning
property or subject to taxation
therein, and all others having
or claiming any right, title or
interest in property to be affect-
ed in any way thereby, or to be
affected thereby, be and they
are each hereby required to
appear and show cause, if any
there be, before this Court on
the 7th day of October, 2005,
at 9:00 A.M. in the Chambers
of Honorable Fred Witten at
the Gulf County Courthouse
in the City of Wewahitchka,
Florida why the prayer of said
Complaint should not be grant-
ed. and why the proceedings
for said Obligations and said
Obligations when issued pur-
suant thereto and the revenues
pledged to the payment thereof
should not be validated and
confirmed as therein prayed.
AND IT IS FURTHER
ORDERED AND ADJUDGED
that this Order to Show Cause
be published in the manner
required by Section 75.06,
Florida Statutes, in a newspa-
per of general circulation pub-
lished in Gulf County, Florida.
AND IT IS FURTHER
ORDERED AND ADJUDGED
that, by such publication of
this Order all taxpayers, prop-
erty owners and citizens of the
City of Wewahitchka, Florida,
including non-residents owning
property or subject to taxation
therein and all others having or
claiming any right, title or inter-
est in the City of Wewahitchka,
Florida, or the taxable property
therein or in any property to be
affected by the issuance of said
Obligations or to be affected in
any way thereby, or the validity


andf it passed unanimosl(4 oinss


and it passed unanimously (4-
0).
UTILITIES/
INFRASTRUCTURE
Commissioner Williams
discussed that the St. Joe Com-
pany has received the Corps of
Engineers permit but, they have
not received the permit to relo-
cate Highway 98. He reported
that the County does not have
an Engineering specification
sheet that has upgrades on the
City of Port St. Joe wastewater
system that will run under the
canal to Windmark, but the
County will be receiving $2 mil-
lion from the State Legislation
in July for the Beaches Sewer
system. He further stated that
if the County can "piggy-back"
the City of Port St. Joe system
that is going to Windmark,
it should save a lot of money
(the County would have to
pay the difference to increase
the pipe size from 14" to 16"
which would be ,approximately


of such Obligations or of any
revenues pledged for payment
thereof, or of the proceedings
authorizing the issuance of said
Obligations, including any rem-
edies provided for their collec-
tion, be and they are made par-
ties defendant to this proceed-
ing, and that this Court shall
'have jurisdiction of them to
the same extent as if named as
defendants in said Complaint
and personally served with pro-
cess in this cause.
DONE AND ORDERED in
chambers at Port St. Joe, Gulf
County, Florida, this 12th day
of August, 2005.
/s/Honorable Fred N. Witten
Acting Circuit Judge
Publish August 25 & September
1, 2005
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: 04-148-CA
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,
AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE
POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT, DATED
AS OF NOVEMBER 1,,
2003, AMONG CREDIT
BASED ASSET SERVICING
AND SECURITIZATION,
LLC, FINANCIAL ASSET
SECURITIES CORP., LITTON
LOAN SERVICING, LP
AND JPMORGAN CHASE
BANK, C-BASS MORTGAGE
LOAN ASSET-BACKED
CERTIFICATES SERIES 2003-
CB6, WITHOUT RECOURSE.
PLAINTIFF
VS.
JAMES E. MAMORAN, IF
LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING
AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST JAMES
E. MAMORAN; BETTY P.
MAMORAN, IF LIVING, AND
IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST BETTY
P. MAMORAN; WAYNE FRIER
HOME CENTER OF PANAMA
CITY, INC. A/K/A WAYNE
FRIER HOME CENTER;
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
DENFENDANT(S)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgement of Foreclosure
dated August 9, 2005 entered
in. Civil Case No. 04-148-CA of


$300,000 $500,000). Com-
missioner Williams stated that
this line could then service resi-
dents all the way to the Gulf/
Bay County line. Commissioner
Williams made the motion that
the Board commit with St. Joe
Company and Preble-Rish, Inc.
to pledge the funds to upgrade
the size of the pipe enough to
allow the County to "piggy-
back" this project, and Com-
missioner Traylor seconded the
motion for discussion. Upon
inquiry by Commissioner Tray-
lor about the permits, Building
Official Bailey reported that ap-
plication has been made, but
the permits have not yet been
issued. Upon further inquiry by
Commissioner Traylor, County
Attorney McFarland reported
that by January 1, 2006, the
St. Joe Company property des-
ignation should be changed
from agricultural. After further
discussion, the motion passed
unanimously (4-0).


the Circuit Court of the 14TH
Judicial Circuit in and for'
GULF County, PORT ST.,JOE,'
Florida, I will sell to the highest'
and best bidder for cash at THE:
FRONT LOBBY at the GULF,
County Courthouse located at,
1000 5TH STREET, in PORT
ST. JOE, Florida, at 11:00 A.M.
on the 9th day of. September,,
2005 the following described,
property as set forth in said-
Summary Final Judgement,
to-wit:
A PORTION OF THE
NORTH ONE-HALF (N 1/2)
OF THE SOUTHWEST
QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF THE
SOUTHEAST QUARTER
(SE 1/4) OF SECTION
6, TOWNSHIP 6 SOUTH,
RANGE 11 WEST, GULF
COUNTY FLORIDA, BEING
MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF
THE NORTH ONE-HALF (N
1/2) OF THE SOUTHWEST
QUARTER (SW 1/4)
OF THE SOUTHEAST
QUARTER (SE 1/4) OF
SAID SECTION 6; THENCE
ALONG THE SOUTH
LINE OF SAID NORTH
ONE-HALF (N 1/2), N 89
DEGREES 54 MINUTES
13 SECONDS WEST 19.93
FEET; TO A POINT ON
THE WESTERLY RIGHT-
OF-WAY LINE OF SOUTH
LONG AVENUE; THENCE
ALONG SAID WESTERLY
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, I 02
DEGREES 48 MINUTES 29
SECONDS EAST, 300.00
FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING; THENCE
LEAVING SAID LINE, N 89
DEGREES 54 MINUTES 13
SECONDS WEST, 637.42
FEET THENCE N 00
DEGREES 50 MINUTES 36
SECONDS EAST, 198.97
FEET; THENCE S 89
DEGREES 53 MINUTES 25
SECONDS EAST, 627.35
FEET TO A POINT ON
THE WESTERLY RIGHT-
OF-WAY LINE OF SOUTH
LONG AVENUE; THENCE
ALONG WESTERLY
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, S 02
DEGREES 48 MINUTES 29
SECONDS EAST, 199.08
FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.
TOGETHER WITH: MAKE-
DESTINY, MODEL 644-
66, YEAR 1990. SERIAL
#025230BAAB, COLOR-
GRAY.
Dated this 17 day of
August, 2005.
/s/ Fred N. Witten
Clerk of the Circuit Court
/s/Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
Publish August 25 & September
1,2005


Commissioner McLemore-
discussed the need for a new,
County jail, and discussed'
the possibility of construct-,
ing it on the Fleming's Curve-
property. He also discussed,
increasing the proposed sales:
tax from --cent to 1-cent to in-,
clude construction of a new jail.-
Chairman Peters discussed the'
possibility of a committee, and,
County Attorney McFarland-
discussed time restraints in ref-
erence to the implementation of
sales tax. Commissioner Traylor,
stated that he does not approves
of using ad valorem tax dollars"
to construct a new jail.
There being no furtherL
business, and upon motion by-
Commissioner McLemore, the'
meeting did then adjourn at,
12:59 p.m., E.D.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK


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an hour with proven ability, cleaning. Competitive sal-
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people with great people skillsbe 18 years of age. Paid Loan Administration
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of equipment, HVAC systems, septic systems and
'airs; assigns and directs activities of service and
lows up on repairs being made.
aff or outside contractors in painting and perform-
1 -48,000 gallon swimming pool (at the clubhouse
lubhouse/office and security residence, entrance
department garage, maintenance shed and stor-
i. 3- paved parking lots; 2 tennis courts and ga-
td roads; 4-miles of bike/walk paths; 3,700 foot
inway & tie-down pad; 27-beach boardwalks; Di-
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ate must have minimum 5-yrs.supervisory experi-
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COMING SOON! FOR LEASE Commercial ST. JOE BEACH, 75x150
Airport Limo Service Office and warehouse stor- lot only 11/2 blks from the
Call 850-899-0678 age. In St. Joe commerce beach. Furn'd 2 Br, 1 BA,
park located on Industrial MH included, $220K See
AA -0 Rd. (FL Hwy 382) behind inquires to 242 Pineda St
S, iti Arizona Chemical. Each PSJ FL 32456. or call
space consists of an office, 850-899-2892.
REMEMBER: ADS in bath, storage closet and ST. JOE BEACH. 3br,
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may not require an in- door. Convenient to all o- car garage, $295,000.
vestment or may be nations, 1/2 mile off Hwy Joan Lovelace, Mexico
multi-level marketing 98. 1000 sq.ft. each space. Beach Harmon Realty
opportunities. We do $550 per nonth. 12 month 850-527-2560 or
not recommend giving ty deposit. One monthffice (850) 800-239-4959
credit card or bank ac- ty deposit. Ottice (850)
count information out 229-8014. Home (850)83-
over the phone. Always 229-8030 cell 1
research the company 850-258-4691 VV-
you plan to do business 6 GULF VIEW LOTS on
with BEFORE investing. 800Cape San Blas before
stump hole. Priced to sell.
1 850-227-4358
CAPE SAN BLAS Gulf850274
view, elevated large lot, 115 CORONADO ST SJB,
150x92, $515K. Southvest Water view lot, 50x125,
Ifl 7 Land Group, Broker 850- septic, water, just steps to
906-0017 beach, $425,000. Call
..., owner 850-647-9214
MEXICO BEACH, 1294
^Residentfi SQ FT. office building GULF VIEW
70 Retals zoned General Commer- LOTS
cial or residential.on Hwy 2 adjacent lots in St. Joe
7 9 98. $695,000. Joan Love- Beach only block from
S lace, Mexico Beach Har- the water with income
mon Realty. 850-527-2560 producing storage units.
or 800-239-4959 Call Sally Childs at Par-
3 & 4 BR Townhouses I ker Realty 850-899-4175
available for Long Term MEXICO BEACH, 3 BR,
Rentals. Call Hambrick Re- 2.5 BA townhouse; LAND FOR SALE: Green-
alty for details at 648-1102. beachside of Hwy 98. ville, AL 70 ac., 1800 s.f.
Deck off master BR with home. Underground utili-
4 gulf view. Fully furn'd. ties, (water, phone, elec-
S$399,900. Call Joan Love- tric) 1 mile from new
lace, Mexico Beach Har- Hyundai/Hwashin plant.
2 BR 1 BA Coastal Cot- mn Realty. 850-527-2560 Ideal for farm or residential
tage 173 Bonita near or 800-239-4959 development. Preliminary
Highland View Boat ST JOE BEACH 2/1 2 sto- engineering / surveying
Launch & Tapper Bridge, ry TH, CH&A, deck, new completed. 151 lots poten-
lots of room to park Ig roof, fenced yard, steps to trial. A very feasible 1031
boat, clean, partially furn'd, water, $289K. Pelican Walk exchange opportunity.
W/D 1st, last, sec.& ref's. RE 850-647-2473 334-303-9538 or 334-
$700 mo Call 229-6775 585E 8-647-2473 714-4940 or fax 334-5537
2 BR, 1 BA HOME with ST JOE BEACH Gulf view,
utility room, new appli- comm/res., very nice brick OVERSTREET, Vacant
ances, central AC/H, car- building w/ room to ex- Lot. One of the highest ele-
port and larqg front de.:l, pand, plenty of parking, vations in area, approx.
rin qui-i negnborno-d lots of extras, $989K. Peli- 94x350. Paved street be-
Calii '2"i.711 or ',7-5301 can Walk RE 850-647-2473 fore bridge. Joan Love-
asl IorRu. lace, Mexico Beach Har-
A AAlTT~iY H' mon Realty, 850-527-2560
3 BR, 2 BA, across from or 800-239-4959.
St. Joe Beach, garage, VV 0 I
heated pool,. $1500mo. OVERSTREET, Vacant
Call 850-899-0678 2176 HWY 98, 4 Lots, Lot. One of the highest ele-
great possibilities for vations in area, approx.
FOR RENT, very nice 3br, multi-family, currently a 94x350. Paved street be-
2ba house, that has been convenience store with fore bridge. $98,000. Joan
completely renovated with gas pumps. $1,700,000. Lovelace, Mexico Beach
almost everything new in a Call Joan Lovelace (Cell Harmon Realty,
quiet neighborhood. Close 527-2560) Mexico Beach 850-527-2560 or
to schools with. fenced in Harmon Realty (800) 800-239-4959.
back yard. Rent includes 239-4959
monthly pest control, yard 239-4959. ST JOE BEACH, Deed re-
maintenance & garbage stricted subdivision, sec-
pick up:. REFERENCES A O e ond tier, $199,000. Call
MUST. NO PETS. 1 850-647-6110
$850mo. 1st, last, sec. ST. JOE BEACH, Sea
dep. & lease required. Call MEXICO BEACH 507, Shores Subdivision, excel-
227-7125 & leave mes- Georgia 3 BR, 2 BA Mobile lent location. High eleva-
sage for appointment & home on large corner lot. tion. 2nd block from
further information. Screened porch in front beach, underground utili-
deck in back. Fenced in ties including sewer,
back yard Short walk to $279,900. Call Joan Love-
721 beach. $275,000. Joan lace (Cell 527-2560) Mexi-
Lovelace, Mexico Beach co Beach Harmon Realty
NEW HOME-, Long term Harmon Realty. (800) (800)239-4959
rental, 3 br, 3, ba, large 239-4959. Local 527-2560
covered porches. Watch
sunrise over the gulf and MEXICO BEACH, 3 br, 2 f I
sunset over the Bay. Gulf ba, Beachside of Hwy, well
and Bay dedicated ac- maintained, fully furnished, .
cess. Fully furnished with Gulfview. $695,000. Joan
Braxton Culler furniture. Lovelace, Mexico Beach
$1825 mo with 6 to 9 mos Harmon Realty,
lease. No pets, first, last (850)527-2560 or
months rent, $912.50 sec. 800-239-4959.
dep. required. Call Kim
850-229-7799 or Amber MEXICO BEACH, 3 BR, 1 BR, 1 BA, $375 mo. Per-
850-893-2216. 2.5 BA, custom built, 4 yrs fect for single person/ cou-
-- old, full dinning room, 2 ple. 850-647-2546.
I I car garg, screened porch,
I FL room, many extras,
$565K By appt ,"
S 850-648-6532. owner
MEXICO BEACH, Pre
construction townhouse,
S 2br, 2ba, pool, $575,000.
i s ia Joan Lovelace, Mexico
775 omet rci Beach Harmon Realty, A
Rentals 850-527-2560 or Marine I Aviation
800-239-4959

790on 2 acres. Laundry room
& storage area. Outside
America's Mini shed has lights & gas. 35ft CAL SLOOP, 1974,
Storage & Office $249,900. Joan Lovelace solid cruiser/liveaboard,
527-2560, Mexico, Beach AC/heat, 9' inflatable,
Complex Harmon Realty ready to go. $26,000 or
All Sizes available. 800-239-4959 best offer. (850) 596-3487.
Boat & RV Storage, esofer(09
& climate controlled PANAMA CITY, 4br/2ba
sl.:rage available on fenced corner lot.
850-229-8014 or Above ground pool. Caba-
850-258-4691 na. $110,000. Joan Love-
lace 527-2560, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
MINI STORAGE 800-239-4959
OWe4yyGarson Ave,PortSt.Joe,FL PORT ST. JOE 1902
(fistitnPool,netdoortoomits) Garrison Ave. Charming 2 10 Automotive
BR, 1 BA home on 78x150
229-6200 Office lot. Fenced backyard, car-
814-7400 Cell Phone port, storage building. JJ
$209,900. Joan Lovelace
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
BEACH alty 850-527-2560 or: FORD 1987 Aerostar.
(800)239-4959, Good work van. Looks
STORAGE SINGLE FAMILY dwelling, bad, runs great. $1500.
A 4br, lba, well built bnck 229-9505 or 227-5920.
Day: 227-7200 const. home. Near public HYUNDAI '03 Tiburon GT
schools, shopping area, V6. Black, Excellent condi-
Night: 647-3882 parks & areas of employ- tion, AT dual transmission,
St. Joe Beach ment. Large lot. Privacy air, Leather interior, AM/
fence, storage shed, offers FM cassette/CD, anti-lock
^ security for children, pets brakes, power sunroof,
& belongings. Recently cruise, keyless entry, pow-
upgraded CH/A keeps the er locks/windows, 38k mi,
energy cost down. Priced $11,900. 850- 227-3399.
right for quick sale. Owner
Sis looking to relocate. For 4
Appointment to see call
229-6827
PLUS SMALL ENGINE JOE BEACH, deed re- 1993 DODGE Pickup, 318
REPAIRS stricted subdivision, cus- engine, automatic over-
NOW AVAILABLE tom built home by contrac- e, loaded. $2,800. Call
NOW___V___ I, tor/owner. Short walk to 850-227-1192.
Climate Control beach. 3br, 2ba split BR, 7
open fir plan, FR 10' ceil- I lAT!B B
St. Joe ings, Italian tile throughout 11
except carpeted BR's.
Rent-All, Inc. Master BA has jacuzzi, 2002 KX125 Renthal, Twin


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    (850) 229-STAR

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    NATIONAL SHUTTERS, INC

    Show Room Located at St. Joe Airport

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    Specializing in Vacation Rental Praperfies
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