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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: September 1, 2005
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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    Section B: Restaurant Guide
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Sexual Offender Arrested 12A


Boyd Looks At Safety Issue 3A


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Shelter, and
By Blair Shiver people tha
Star Staff Writer gas," Sevir
Kelley Sevin has no idea when she may a place to
be able to return home. In Gu
"I can't even believe I'm saying this, but Katrina's fE
we may be here for another month," she winds and
said. trivial effe
Kelley Sevin is from New Orleans. family has
She and her two sisters, their parents, Gulf (
94-year old grandmother and pet dog left Blas north
their home at 9:30 Sunday morning. They a mandai
drove for 14 hours before exhaustion finally
forced them to stop in Crestview.
After creeping through evacuation traffic
all day, often at a rate of no more than four
miles per hour, the family stopped and spent
the night in a McDonald's parking lot.
"We were not alone," Sevin recounted,
noting about 40 other cars and RVs loaded
with fatigued evacuees who also stopped for
the night.
"When they didn't make it the first night,
we were so worried about them," said Jerri
Ashcraft of Century 21 Gulf Coast Vacation
Rentals.
Now, in their rental home in Mexico
Beach, the Sevins anxiously watch television,
desperately seeking more information about
what may have happened to their home.
"We are so fortunate... compared to

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evacuation order Sunday boil water notice.


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was closed late Sunday evening. Water washing over the road-
Gulf County officials to evacuate a portion of Cape San Bias.


the Storm
On Monday, Gulf County Emergency
Management Coordinator Marshall Nelson
said the road remained closed due to erosion
and water that continued to wash across the
road.
On Tuesday afternoon, the road at the
Stump Hole had been reopened for residents
to enter at their own risk.
Nelson added that the beaches on Cape
See SHELTERED on Page 3A


A skim boarder and onlooker tested the precarious surf at the Mexico
Beach Pier Monday.


by Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Record setting crowds are expected
to turn out for the ninth annual Scallop
Festival, to be held Saturday and Sunday in
downtown Port St. Joe.
The festival, sponsored annually by the
Chamber of Commerce, features arts and
crafts, live entertainment, children's activities
and tasty cuisine, with scallops served piping
hot or on ice in five-pound bags.
The festival begins on Saturday at 10
a.m. with an opening ceremony by longtime
MC, Channel 13's beloved weatherman, Jerry
Tabatt.
Accomplished local performers such as
Mary Lou Cumbie, The Bouington Trio and
the First Baptist Church Expressive Worship
Team will take the stage throughout the
day.
The Crosscut Bluegrass Band, back this
year by popular demand, will headline the
event.
Scallop baskets and dinners, cooked to
perfection by the Port St. Joe Lions Club, will
be sold from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday
and Sunday.
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.
For more information on the Scallop
Festival, call (850) 227-1223 or (850) 239-
9553.
To read more about the festival and this
year's scallop season, see the special Scallop
Festival publication inserted in this week's
paper.


County Commission Unveils



New Redistricting Scenario


of County Commissioners, newly-appointed
board chairman Carmen McLemore unveiled
Scenario 05-03R, the re-districted map drafted


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Rememberin Labor
By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
The Port St. Joe Progress Edition of The
Star newspaper hit the stands on April 8,Labor Day
1938, printed on paper manufactured by the Labor Day
announcements
newly operational St. Joe Paper Mill. announcementstar
"Tons of kraft being turned out each Ifrom 1941 and
day," boasted a headline, as the paper set I 1952 carried
forth in glowing terms the mill's anticipated advice for local
impact on the once sleepy town. housewives
and warnings
The mill workers would drive the to area fish.
economic engine.
The workers filed into the mill under
the watchful eyes of labor leaders, joining
the local branches of the International
Brotherhoods of Paper Makers, Electrical
Workers and Machinists.
As union members, they would help the
community to grow and prosper. In return,
they would get fair treatment from the
company management and a day's reward
for their yearly toil.
Five months after the Port St. Joe Paper
Mill's opening, the International Brotherhood
of Papermakers Local No. 379 staged the


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city's first annual Labor Day celebration,
beginning a tradition that would last for
many years to come.
The celebration featured a parade that
wound its way down Reid Ave. to First Street
and Monument. A flag bearer led the parade,
and groups representing various city labor
unions marched in time to music performed
by the high school band.
A benefit ball at Van's Recreation Hall in
Beacon Hill closed the event.
A holiday honoring workers was likely
first suggested in the late 1800s by Peter
J. McGuire, cofounder of the American
Federation of Labor and a member of the
Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners.
Using a metaphor appropriate to his craft,
he described a Labor Day holiday honoring
those "who from rude nature have delved and
carved all the grandeur we behold."
Early in its history, Port St. Joe was very
much a union town. The majority of mill
workers belonged to one of three unions, and
workers on the Apalachicola Northern Railroad
joined the Order of Railroad Conductors and


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by the county-wide voting committee.
The map, approved 4-1 at last week's
commission meeting, was an effort to balance
the represented populations in the county's
five districts.
Saying that Scenario 05-03R's district
populations are "about as close as anybody
can possibly get," McLemore contended
that the redistricted scenario was beyond
reproach.
"I don't see how anybody could argue
with this map," he said.
Commissioner Nathan Peters, unseated
last week as chair, took exception to
McLemore's statement.
Peters was displeased with the new
boundaries of his district (4), which now
extends north into White City and south to
Indian Pass.
Peters said the 20-mile trip from one
end of his district to the other would cause
"a lot of gas [to be]. burnt in a work crew,"
and noted that extending his current district
further north would have eliminated the
unnecessary expense.
A spokesman appointed by the county-
wide voting committee addressed the
commission, saying the committee had taken
special care to balance the district populations
See COUNTY on Page 14A



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the Bro erhood of Locomotive Engineers.
Through the years, the Labor Day
celebrations were hosted by the city's various
labor organizations, in cooperation with area
businesses and civic organizations.
Though the relationship between labor
and business was often contentious, all
parties gave the impression of a united front
during the Labor Day festivities.
Port St. Joe resident Billy Howell, who
worked at the mill for 42 years, noted that
the mill's labor unions frequently butted
heads with management.
"Every year, when the unions negotiated
at the paper mill, it was quite a thing about
raises and benefits," said Howell, adding
that labor disputes sometimes resulted in
organized strikes.
According to Howell, the Labor Day
celebrations were intended "to keep the
union and the company in good standing
with each other."
Howell remembers the Labor Day
See LABOR DAYS on Page 14A


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By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
They broke ground
almost two months ago,
and they hope to have the
project complete in 10 more
months.
The St. Joe Company
has taken another step
in their Windmark Beach
development, beginning
construction on Segment
One of U.S. Highway 98
realignment.
Though many fear a
parallel too close to Back
Beach Road in Panama
City Beach, St. Joe officials
hope the realignment
and corresponding
transformation of old U.S.
98 into a pedestrian-friendly
beach walk will be an asset
to the community.
"Once people experience
three and a half miles without
cars, they will wonder why we
aren't doing this everywhere,"
said Windmark Beach Project
Manager Tom Panaseny.
Upon completion of
Segment One of U.S. 98
realignment, the old highway
will be closed to vehicle
traffic and transformed into a


pedestrian and bike-friendly
"beach walk" that will be
open to the public.
"There may be electric
golf carts, but no motorized
vehicles," Panaseny
reassured.
The current plan has
Segment One of the new U.S.
98 beginning at the Dixie Bell
Curve just west of Highland
View. The new road will wind
around east of the current
highway, never any farther
than three-quarters of a mile
from the beach. The three
and a half mile stretch will tie
back into U.S. 98 at Sunset
Village just south of Anchor
Realty's St. Joe Beach office.
Panaseny said the
current tie-ins to U.S. 98 do
not call for any lane closures,
so he did not anticipate any
traffic problems or delays.
The new route will be
quite reminiscent of the
current drive.
St. Joe has agreed to
construct a two-lane highway
with right-of-ways allowing
for a four-lane expansion in
the future. Panaseny said part
of the sale conditions include


an exchange of property with
the Florida Department of
Transportation (DOT).
In exchange for the deed
to the current U.S. 98, St. Joe
will deed the right-of-ways on


the new route to DOT. of the construction of the With the deed to the land
Panaseny further new highway will include and storm water drainage
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Boyd Examines Safety Issue At Wewa Middle School


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
It is a pit so deep it
makes Sand Mountain on
the Apalachicola River look
like a molehill.
During a swing through
the area on Tuesday,
Congressman Allen Boyd,
D-North Florida, walked
the fence line of that pit,
which is located just south
of the property line of the
Wewahitchka Middle School
campus.
A sand pit, now dotted
by a large pond and carved
in 19.59-60 to provide a
base for Lake Grove Road in
Wewahitchka,- the 1.5 acre
site on school district land


has long been the focus of
safety concerns regarding
access by students, an issue
which becomes more press-
ing with each slab poured
and each brick set for the
new classroom wing at the
middle school.
That wing is taking shape
mere yards from the fence
line of the pit.
The pit was an ongoing
concern for Oscar Redd, the
late School Board chairman
who passed away a couple
of months ago. And Tuesday
the rest of the School Board,
as well as Superintendent
Tim Wilder, brought those
concerns to Boyd.
"It's about 40 feet down


to the water and the water
is 10 feet deep," Wilder said.
"It's a hazard. We can see
where we might lose a kid
before something is done."
The pit is separated from
the middle school campus
by a five-foot high chain-link
fence and a heavy canopy
-of foliage. But the fence is
wholly inadequate to prevent
anybody from scaling over
into the sand pit, which has
sharply receding sides and a
crown of underbrush around
which certainly hides all
manner of icky things.
"It is certainly a hazard,"
said Wewahitchka Middle
School principal Pam Lister.
"No matter how well you


fence it, you can still get over
into it."
And as Don Rich, direc-
tor of facilities for the district,
noted, the pit has served lit-
tle or no purpose other than
trouble, as evidenced by the
clear presence of a bath tub,
refrigerator and other odds
and ends dumped over the
fence.
"The only thing it's ever
been is a hazard and a place
for pond algae to grow," Rich
said.
What Boyd can do to
address the problem is
another matter.
The district has tenta-
tively proposed taking some
of the sand piled on spoil sites
along the Apalachicola River
to fill the pit. The amount
of sand required, however,
would be enormous, likely far
more than that comprising
Sand Mountain, the. Mount
Everest of the spoil sites.
Complicating the issue is
the cost of transporting the
sand and off-loading it into
the pit.


Further, the sand is seen
as something of an economic
development issue by some
who envision the removal of
the sand and subsequent sell-
ing of the sand to a number
of sites across the Southeast
which have expressed inter-
est in receiving some of it
- for beach re-nourishment
projects as a matter of jobs
and dollars for the county.
And one of Boyd's aides
noted that ownership of the
sand, which is the end result
of federal dredging of the
river, is murky, at best.
On the flip side, though,
the aide further explained
that the sand is not neces-
sarily prized for beach re-
nourishment due to its color
and the size of its grains.
Boyd could offer few con-
crete solutions to school offi-
cials.
"I'm here to listen and
see if I can help," Boyd said.
He suggested that the
school district initiate engi-
neering work to determine
the exact size of the pit and


how much sand would be
required to fill it. He said his
office would examine issues
pertaining to securing sand
from the river spoil sites and
once the district had com-
pleted the engineering work
everybody could consider the
specific logistics.
Even if ownership was
cleared up and access to
the sand was permitted, "The
problem is how do you move
it?"
Boyd was in the area for
a series of meetings. He met
with Panama City Beach offi-
cials about beach re-nourish-
ment, spoke at a Bay County
civic organization and met
with Sharon Gaskin of North
Florida Child Development
in Wewahitchka regarding
federal Head Start and Early
Head Start programs and
funding.
Following his meeting
with the School Board, Boyd
was to be feted at a reception
in north Gulf County spon-
sored by several prominent
local leaders.


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Rising waters flooded the banks of the Mexico Beach Canal, covering waterfront docks and
Walkways.


Sheltered

San Bias were "in good
shape."
The emergency berms
that were in the midst of
construction, however, have
been "completely destroyed."
"The intention is for the
storm to take out the berms
before houses," Nelson
explained.
Still, it was a million
dollar loss.
Lynn Costin of the
Mexico Beach Cormmunity
Dev6elo+Ment T n uncil
reported calls to 'her -officde
on Tuesdaaertn eVoh '
Hurricane Katrini' 'evacuees
in search of housing.
" Several callers were
seeking rentals that allowed
pets. After contacting the El
Governor, Costin said the
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pets.
Sevin said after seeing
television reports of flooding
in the city, her family will
likely be seeking long-term
housing somewhere inland
in the area.
Her family's home, built
by her grandparents in
1937, has never flooded even
through Hurricane Camille,
said to be one of the worst
to, hit the mainland US, irvt
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they kept saying, "But this
house won't flood'," Sevin
said.
Her immediate family is
either with her in Mexico
Beach or was on vacation
when Hurricane Katrina
slammed New Orleans.
Ashcraft said the First
Baptist Church in Port St.
Joe has dispatched a disaster
relief team to New Orleans
and plans to offer financial
assistance to the family in
seeking a long-term rental.
For now, the Se-in family
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The Star
'PAGE FOUR THURSDAY, September 1, 2005


Restrained Applause


We will applaud for now, but we'll
withhold the real ovation for the day on
which a federal judge signs the decree
that restores county-wide voting.
We laud the county commissioners
though we wouldn't quite share the
opinion that it was a brave act to finally
do the voters' bidding nine months after
the fact for the decision last Tuesday
to move forward with at-large voting and
away from the single-member districts in
place in Gulf County.
We clap our hands to commissioners'
words that the issue needs to go as far
as necessary to meet the mandate of the
voters, that it is time for this issue, the
opinion of voters so clearly stated, to be
put to bed.
The question is how moving forward
will manifest itself.
It's always actions not words that
count, and with this issue, given the lead
time involved between the voters' exu-
berant referendum favoring county-wide
voting and action by the commissioners,
there are reasonable reservations.
We'd argue that it is incumbent on
the Board of County Commissioners to
provide continuous updates on the legal
machinations required to move ahead in
the court room, where this whole thing
will ultimately be decided.
To inform the public that indeed, this
is not an issue that commissioners will
allow to dissipate by neglect.
Like too much involved in local poli-
tics these days, however, it got entirely
too personal Tuesday night and for that
thecrc is utfflicieni blame to go around.
For Nathan Peters. Jr., his position,
we are sure, must have seemed entirely
untenable at times.
To agree to abandon the lawsuit that
originally led the county down the path
to single-member districts must have
seemed at times political hari kari. On
the other hand, the people of the entire
county had spoken, with a loud and over-
whelmingly unified voice.
Abandon a bedrock principle, mis-
guided as it may be to others? Or aban-
don a dignified exit from the chairman's
seat?
It couldn't have been an easy choice,
but in the end it was really Mr. Peters'
to make. That his decision, and his long
years of service, earned him scant respect
last Tuesday is a shame, but really a
result he clinched months ago when he
decided that obstinacy to county-wide
voting was his path of choice.
With last week's decision, though, the
county, hopefully, will set upon the path
to an end to single-member districts and
the inherent inefficiencies of a governing
structure in which each commissioner is
answerable to a select number of individ-
uals who live close to the neighborhood.
Because the math of this thing is the
simplest part no one is minus a com-
missioner, everyone gains four.
That math renders almost comi-
cal commissioners' fixation on district
boundaries and last week they demon-
strated once again that they, as a group,
are still standing on the past while the
ground morphs beneath them.
For it's as simple as this if county-
wide voting is in place, all five commis-
sioners are answerable to every single
one of the residents of this county. Every
commissioner will have to go before the
entire voting population of 9,000 plus to
return to office.
District boundaries are superfluous.
This is no slam of the committee
appointed by commissioners to exam-
ine county-wide voting and redistricting.
They have performed above and beyond,
found consensus and, if nothing else,
performed a vast public service just in
moving the process forward.
As one commissioner noted last week,


an agreement on new district boundaries
is in itself a landmark.
The committee tried to juggle popula-
tion. future growth and current responsi-
bilities and delegate them evenly across
the five commissioners.
And while district boundaries would
change, the "power bases" enjoyed by
the current five commissioners remain
essentially untouched.
But those "power bases" also repre-
sent the past and a time for which the
hourglass has emptied.
For all it mattered, one district could
have been drawn as a concentric circle,
another a perfect square, another a uni-
form rectangle, the fourth an octagon and
the last a pentagon.
The districts are immaterial if the
entire county line provides the boundar-
ies commissioners must worry about.
Clinging to those "power bases" would
place the stamp of extinction on any com-
missioner under county-wide voting.
We'll put it another way. Mr. Peters,
as he expressed last Friday, needn't
worry about being the best commissioner
- despite a less than warm embrace that
residents in White City and Indian Pass
ever had because under county-wide vot-
ing Mr. Peters, and each of his four peers,
would have to be the best commissioner
the COUNTY had to have a platform for
continued service in office.
Further, while commissioners argue
that county-wide voting and redistricting
are related issues, we would contend that
the related issues are county-wide voting
and good efficient government.
Two things, we would argue, drive
this vehicle.
The rapid rise of property values the
past few years has meant an associated
rise in tax bills, and no tax bills have
risen higher and faster than those from
the county.
Secondly, there is a palpable public
dismay with government by fiefdom, with
the associated inefficiencies in spending
it has brokered, and there is deep-seated
need for evidence that those outrageous
taxes folks are paying are spent on ser-
vices in a conservative and efficient man-
ner.
For example, let's look post-Hurricane
Dennis. As any contractor will attest rev-
ving up the engines of heavy equipment
and mobilizing work crews at the whim
of the individual is about as inefficient as
it gets. Multiply by five and you have the
county budget.
We must move past the days when
it's pat-on-the-back time that the
Road Department and Public Works
Department worked well together follow-
ing a hurricane that should be a given
but fiefdoms are at play at the top of
county government.
We must travel beyond the amaze-
ment of folks on the south end of the
county that the most efficient response
they received post-hurricane came from
commissioners on the north end of the
county. The amazement is mined from
the fiefdoms of county government.
In this a letter to the editor below is
correct; we must unite north and south
- or risk being run over by the locomotive
headed our way.
We will only do that, though, if the
commissioners' actions in the future fol-
low the rhetoric of last week. And this
saber-rattling about district boundar-
ies indicates a fundamental disconnect
with the intent of the voters' mandate on
county-wide voting.
So we are clapping this week but we'll
save the standing ovations for further
down the road. And if there is one thing
that should be evident to commissioners
at this point it is that the entire county is
watching ... and waiting.


by Kesley Colbert




Gone to the Dogs


Come late August Mr.
Joe Henry Latham would
sit up on the front porch
of Woodrow Kennon's
Grocery Store and recount
all the Dog Days he had
lived through. It would be
too hot to hang out inside.
It was too hot for much
running and jumping. It
was so hot mules refused
to "hitch up" and birds
couldn't fly because their
sweat soaked through to-
the feathers. It was too
hot to think!
Mr. Joe Henry always
had a summer that was
"hotter than this one".
And he'd tell about the
August back in 1953 when
bears would come down
off Peterson's Ridge and
drink from the watering
trough behind his barn.
He swore every time he
told this story that the
bears were too hot and
thirsty to even notice his
cows.
Me and David Mark
would listen in awe. and
try to remember back to
'53. But to tell you the
truth..to a couple of pre-
teens in the waning years
of the Eisenhower admin-
istration we couldn't hard-
ly tell one summer from
another!
We did ask Mr. Latham
one, year how it came to
be called Dog Days. He
started speaking Latin
or Greek or something
about Canis Major lining
up with Sirius and step-
ping out in front of Ursa
Major and Gemini as the
equinox of the earth tilted
in late summer... We did
garner from this conversa-
tion that Sirius had some
connection with dogs.
We'd look up to the
sky and marvel. It was
amazing to us that events
taking place in outer space
was affecting the pace of
living in our little town. It
would slow things down
to a crawl. Folks shopped
early or late. You couldn't
stay in the house. We did
a lot of back porch sitting.
And we'd take a dip in the
creek a little more often.
And it seemed that
dogs snarled a tad bit
more. Bessie didn't give
much milk. A choking dust
hovered about four feet off
the ground. We searched


in vain for a hint of wind.
The sun was relentless.
Mosquitoes were the only
creatures stirring. And
tempers hovered near the
boiling point.
Mrs. Francine Willis
and Mrs. Ester Harpeth
,got into a fight down at
Cecil Jackson's House of
Furniture and near 'bout
killed each other over a
Tell City night stand. They
sat in adjoining pews at
church and were the best
of friends. But it seems
both of them spotted this
hard maple beauty and a
dispute arose as to who
claimed it first. Mr. Cecil
threw gas on the flames
when he informed them
that this was the only one
he had in stock.
Joe Henry blamed the
whole thing on Dog Days.
Tempers were short.
Neither Francine nor Ester
"were themselves". They
broke a China cabinet,
a lamp and turned over
two couches before Lester
Hargraves ran out from
the back and got between
them
Me and David Mark
took to watching them
closely at church. We
were hoping they would
reach for the same song
book or bump into each
other when everyone got
to swaying a little when
Joe Carroll led the con-
gregation in I'l Fly Away...
We were dead out of luck.
They didn't actually hug
during the "shake your
neighbors hand and tell
him it's good to be in the
house of the Lord time"
but they didn't break out
the fist-o-cuffs either.
Our dogs wouldn't
hunt worth a hoot in
August. They'd lay up
under the porch and dare
you to try to move them.
We couldn't even get Duke
to.jump in the back of the
pick-up when we'd head
to town. You knew you
were operating in weird
times when Duke refused
a ride anywhere.
A coon or a fox could
come right up to the
chicken pen and snatch
a young Rhode Island Red
and it wouldn't even get a
chase started. Our dogs
were not lazy. They just
weren't interested in nor-
mal activity during those
hot, muggy, depressing
days of late summer. I
reckon life back then just
mimicked the dogs.


The only way to get'em
to move would be to throw
a good hambone at'em.
The fight would break out
immediately! Those dogs
were funny at that time
of the year. They wouldn't
hardly move, except to
fight each other! You
know, come to think of
it, it might be that the
dogs were just reflecting
the way they saw humans
acting in August..
Mr. Joe Henry might
have been right about
that Sirius star lining up
on the celestial equator
exactly between the vernal
and autumnal equinoxes.
And then, again, it might
be that it was just hot as
blue blazes!
I look back now and I'm
not sure if those were bad
times that we "suffered"
through...or golden mem-
ories that have enhanced
all we have become.
I've been talking about
Dog Days for fifty years.
And I think they're grow-
ing on me! Lord, if stores
had front porches any-
more, I'd be a regular Joe
Henry Latham!
Air conditioning has
all but killed off any hope
of having a real bout with
Dog Days.
But I still catch myself
hanging around furniture
stores in August. I missed
the monumental show-
down between Ester and
Francine but I keep hop-
ing that Ill be "on hand" if
this season of short tem-
pers and weird happen-
ings brings out the worst
in shoppers.
And I keep telling ole
Hank how he is supposed
to act this time of the

year. But that crazy dog
won't cooperate one bit!
He points out that we ain't
got no porch, he has never
seen a Rhode Island Red,
he doesn't have one cous-
in in the back yard to fight
with and I haven't thrown
him a hambone in years..
Joe Henry Latham
would be like a fish out of
water in this day and age.
Respectfully,
Kes


rOur Readers

Write


Letters

United County
I want to comme
my County Commission
Carmen McLemore, for
daring leadership at 1
Tuesday's meeting by bring
to the table the issue of count
wide voting. As he poin
out, the voters of Gulf Cou:
overwhelmingly voiced vt
desire for countywide voti
and Mr. McLemore is ri
- the facts are in, and their
no need for the Commissior
continue to drag their feet
this issue, just out of fear
Mr. Peters' lawsuit.
The Star's comment ab


to the Editor ...

some commissioners being
end concerned with the Road
ner, Dept. being taken care of by
his FEMA rather than taking care
ast of property owners, and the
jng comment that they envision
ty- only spills north of the White
ted City bridge makes no sense.
nty May I remind you that
eir during the last hurricane,
ng, Commissioners Traylor and
ght McLemore dispatched work
e is crews assigned to their dis-
ito tricts in the north to take
on care of all the washouts at
r of Indian Pass, and Butlers
Restaurant?
out The last thing we need
is comments trying to pitch


the north end of the county
against the south end of the
county, as we are all one. This
has been demonstrated by the
voters, we want to unite, not
divide.
Sincerely,
Patsy Whitfield
Wewahitchka

Last "Mom and
Pop" Closing
Levin's Chevron, a land-
mark for Port St. Joe residents,
is no more. It was surely the
last family operated "Mom and
Pop" service station in these
parts. And a family business
it was, operated entirely by
the Levin's family. I suppose
that the real estate boom in
St. Joe made the property too
valuable to house a service
station, and the property has
been sold for improvement
and development.
Levin's Chevron will be


greatly missed. Sure, we can
all go to one of the convenience
stores to buy our gasoline, and
we may even be able to buy it
for a penny or two a gallon less
than we could buy it at the
Chevron. But when we have
a flat tire or a dead battery or
a bad starter or need tires or
need brake pads or just need
some good company, things
will be much less convenient
and probably a great deal more
expensive: Good service is a
scarce commodity these days,
and Levin's Chevron provided
it in abundance.
As Ogden Nash said over
fifty years ago, "My diction-
ary defines progress as an
advance toward perfection.
There has been lots of prog-
ress in my lifetime, but I'm
afraid it's been heading in the
wrong direction."
Bob Bass
Port St. Joe


From Me to You:
Lest We Forget
I want you to close your
eyes and picture in your mind
the soldier at Valley Forge, as
he holds his musket in his
bloody hands. He stands bare-
foot in the snow, starved from
lack of food, wounded from
months of battle and emo-
tionally scarred from the eter-
nity away from his family sur-
rounded by nothing but death
and carnage of war. He stands
though, with fire in his eyes
and victory on his breath. He
looks at us now in anger and
disgust and tells us this...
I gave you a birth-
right of freedom born in the
Constitution and now your
children graduate too illiterate
to read it.
I fought in the snow bare-
foot to give you the freedom
to vote and you stay at home
because it rains!
I left my family destitute


to give you the freedom of
speech and you remain silent
on critical issues, because it
might be bad for business.
I orphaned my children to
give you a government to serve
you and it has stolen democ-
racy from the people.
It's the soldier, not the
reporter who gives you free-
dom of the press.
It's the soldier, not the
poet who gives you freedom of
speech.
It's the soldier, not the
campus organizer who allows
you to demonstrate.
It's the soldier, who salutes
the flag, serves the flag, whose
coffin is draped with the flag
that allows the protester to
bum the flag!!
Thank God for the vic-
tories and pray to have the
strength to hold on to them.
They did their part let us do
ours.
Arlus Hensley
London, Ky.


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County Officials Trained for Bio-Terrorism Event


By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Officials from Gulf County
Emergency Management,
emergency responders and
the Health Department
participated in simulated
bio-terrorism exercises last
Thursday at the Emergency
Operation Center.
The tabletop exercise,
as opposed to a full-scale
simulated exercise, was
designed to understand the
emergency response plan and
identify areas of concern.
"Everyone that
participated in the exercise
felt it was beneficial," said
Emergency Management
firecrtr Marshall Nelsonn


response groups were divided
by department- Fire Services,
Law Enforcement, Emergency
Medical Services, Emergency
Management, County Public
Health/Hospitals, Public
Works/Transportation,
Public Information and
Human Services.
In Module 1, the Warning
and Incubation Phase,
officials were notified that
several people were arriving
at area doctors' offices and
clinics with flu-like symptoms
- high fever, chills, fatigue
and persistent coughing.
By maintaining lines of
communication with health
officials, each department
began tn develop and


Marshall Nelson briefs county officials during the exercises.
Marshall Nelson briefs county officials during the exercises.


Response Educators and
Consultants, Inc. (EREC)
from Silver Springs conducted


how to make improvements in
weak areas in their response
plans.


The county employees implement a plan to address the training exercise for Gulf "We found some things
participated in four modules the immediate problem. County. we needed to address, but
that each began with. a Lee Newsome and his EREC coordinators that's why we do these
situation briefing. Emergency associates from Emergency advised each department on exercises," Nelson said.

Red Tide Advisory Issued for Gulf County, Cape San Bias


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The Florida Department
of Health has issued a red tide
advisory for Gulf County.
Recent measurements in
the offshore waters indicated
that a red tide is present
in the vicinity of Cape San
Blas, Indian Pass and St. Joe
Beach.
A red tide event this one
likely caused by Hurricane
Katrina sweeping red tide
presentnearTampa Bay north
- does not produce urgent
public health concerns, but
may result in mild and short-
lived respiratory symptoms.
Fish kills may occur. In
addition, precautions should
be taken in preparing and
cooking fish killed in local
waters and consumption of
locally-harvested mollucan,
shellfish (oysters, clams and
coquinas) should be avoided
during this event.
Exposure to red tide can
lead to varying degrees of eye,
nose and throat irritations,
similar to cold symptoms.
Health officials
recommend that people
experiencing these symptoms
stay away from beach areas -
as a person leaves a red tide
area, the symptoms usually
go away.
People with severe
or chronic : respiratory
conditions, such as asthma
or chronic lung disease are


cautioned to avoid red tide
areas.
Residents living in beach
areas are advised to close
windows and run the air
conditioner. (Making sure
that the air conditioner
filters is maintained
according to manufacturer
specifications).
If outdoors they may
want to wear paper-filtered
masks, especially if on-shore
winds are blowing.
For people with long-
term exposure, such as
beach workers or fishermen
a more properly fitted mask
is recommended.
Red tide can affect
humans through
consumption of contaminated
molluscan shellfish, through
aerosolization of the organism
and through skin contact.
During a red tide, bivalve
shellfish, including clams
and oysters can concentrate
the toxin and cause neuro-
toxic shellfish poisoning
(NSP) in humans if eaten.
Both mild gastro-
intestinal and neurological
symptoms occur in NSP,
which can include tingling
and numbness of lips, tongue
and throat, muscular aches,
dizziness, reversal of the
sensations of hot and cold,
diarrhea and vomiting.
Onset of this illness
occurs within a few minutes
or few hours; duration is


fairly short, from a few hours
to several days.
Recovery is complete with
few after effects; no fatalities
have been reported.
Cooking does not
eliminate the toxin. Only
clams and oysters collected
in shellfish harvesting areas
monitored and open for
harvesting (determined -by
the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services, DASC) should be
eaten.
Scallops may be
consumed as long as only
the muscle is eaten. Shellfish
harvesting areas are closed
by DASC during red tide.
Any healthy fin fish
harvested from red tide-
affected waters should be
carefully filleted and cooked
fresh, avoiding consumption
of roe and internal organs.
The other human effects
of red tide are temporary,
with no long-term health
effects. Individuals with
severe chronic respiratory
conditions such as
emphysema or asthma
should. avoid beach areas
and contact with water spray
during red tide conditions.
Susceptible people
experience varying degrees of
eye, nose and throat irritationri
similar to cold symptoms
when coming into contact
with saltwater spray (such
as from water ski, boat prop


turbulence, wind surfing).
A rash can sometimes
occur after contact with
affected water, and usually
goes away within 24 hours.
After swimming in an affected
area it is a good idea to rinse
with clean, fresh water.
Swallowed water is
unlikely to cause health
affects.
Many questions are
asked about what to do with
the fish that have died during
red tide conditions.
Contact with fish killed
in a red tide event does
not produce any red tide
associated symptoms.
However, these fish can
present a nuisance in that
they have an unpleasant
odor and attract such things
as flies and vermin.
These may be disposed of
according to local solid waste
practices. It is recommended
that gloves or tools be used
to collect any fish and to use
double-line plastic bags for
disposal.
The public may obtain
more information on ongoing
red tide events from the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Research Institute (http://
research.myfwc.com/).
To report illnesses from
exposure, to red tide call
,, the Florida Poison Control
Information Center in Miami
toll-free 24/7 hotline at 888-
232-8635.


In Module 2, departments
conducted initial response
to an increasing number
of residents exhibiting flu-
like symptoms. As part of
the simulated exercise, the
county was informed that
several fatalities had been
reported as a result of the
sickness.
Emergency response
officials began working in
conjunction with the Gulf
and Bay County Health
officials to pinpoint the cause
of the sickness.
Nelson said through the
exercises, his staff learned
that the Health Department,
in an event such as the one
presented, would take blood
samples from local chickens
to determine a cause of the
disease.
"We took that a step
further and began contacting
people in other counties
to see if they were having
similar reports of sickness,"
Nelson said.
After contacting officials
in surrounding counties and
at the state level, they were
eventually able to trace the


I I ra


outbreak back to an event
which all the infected people
had attended.
EREC instructors
helped the emergency
response teams establish a
Point of Dispensing (POD)
for distributing medical
treatment and vaccinations
for the anthrax outbreak.
The team learned about a
Strategic National Stockpile
(SNS) managed by the Federal
Government.
"We all had a better
understanding of Strategic
National Stockpile what it
is and how it is deployed,"
Nelson said following the
exercises.
The SNS is made
available in response to a
terrorism attack or natural
disaster.
"We came out with the
Health Department having
a better understanding
of resources available to
them through EOC and
the EOC staff has a better
understanding of what the
Health Department had to go
through, Nelson said."


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Port St.
By Tim Croft Quinn,
Star News Editor who threw
For a time on Friday hit four d
night the Sharks of Port and the S5
St. Joe High School left the rushing ya
question open as to which different ba
team at Bowles Stadium in "Mike
Blountstown had actually good job," ]
traveled all the way to the quarterback
state title game in 2004. sity start
In the end, though, the "He really
Blountstown Tigers tamed past week.
the upstarts to take a 25-14 to improve
win which was closer than condition."
the score indicated. On the
The downside for the blade, tho
Sharks was that they sus- had 12 p
trained two more injuries to yards and
key players in an already thin over five tin
roster. They also came out on bles. Addit
the short end of the score. ers, Ash P
The upside is that what Jenkins, ai
undermined the Sharks' effort this week's
- penalties, missed tackles taking bac
and turnovers are the sort 16 healthy
of things which practice and The Sharks
focus can correct. their junio
"We committed too many varsity squ
mistakes to beat a good team t a
like that," said Shark coach The ga
John Palmer, noting that od looked
Blountstown is ranked No. 4 opening 1
in state Class 2A. "We have regular sea
traded ft
to get better, learn from ourthe first t
mistakes and move forward. Blountstow
"If we had played the was recover
game we were capable of Jenkins at
playing we could beat that Part St
team. The' coaches really three plays
believe that." the first p
The total yardage was the score ct
Exhibit One, the Sharks hooked up
out-gaining Blountstown by -who led tl
chewing up 258 total yards ing with 4
- the Tigers had 240 total carries o
yards and showing balance, deep in th
with 114 yards rushing on end zone.
30 attempts and 144 yards Mica
passing. after kick
Quarterback Mike Quinn, 9:03 left in
considered the more athletic Aft i
and stronger runner of the After 1
two quarterbacks when Port punts, Blow
St. Joe began fall practice at its 19 w
- sophomore Matt Gannon quarter. Be
broke his ankle in the Kickoff of Chance.
Classic two weeks ago was Guilfov d th
solid through the air, com-. with a s
pleting 11 of 22 for 123 yards behind twoh a
with two touchdowns and behind twhe
one interception.


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a halfback pass,
different receivers
larks had positive
rdage from seven
acks.
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Palmer said of the
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as signal-caller.
worked hard this
If he continues
well be in good

other side of the
ugh, the Sharks
penalties for 108
turned the ball
mes, four on fum-
ionally, two start-
Parker and Josh
re questionable for
s game after sus-
;k injuries, leaving
y varsity players.
s will likely cancel
r varsity game this
carry the junior
ad to Marianna.
me's opening peri-
exactly like the
2 minutes of the
ason as the teams
fumbles through
three possessions.
'n's second fumble
red by the Sharks'
the Tiger 22.
t. Joe needed just
from there to put
ints on the board,
coming when Quinn
with Ash Parker
he Sharks in rush-
1 yards on eight
n a fade pattern
he left side of the

Ashcraft's point-
made it 7-0 with
the quarter.
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,untstown took over
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appeared to take the ball the
distance for the score.
A holding call, however,
nullified the touchdown and
brought the ball back out to
the Shark 36. Coorey Silcox
picked up 11 on a sweep left
and when the Sharks were
called for spearing on the
tackle, the ball was advanced
to the 12. Baker broke free on
a trap up the middle, shaking
three tackles en route to the
touchdown he was denied
earlier.
An incompletion on a
two-point conversion made it
7-6 at the end of one period.
Stuck deep in their ter-
ritory with just under nine
minutes left in the second
quarter, the Sharks tried
to stretch the Blountstown
defense with Quinn throw-
ing a deep crossing pattern
which was picked off at the
Shark 39. Two plays later
Arsenio Ivory broke free on
a trap up the middle and
raced untouched for a 36-
yard touchdown. After the
two-point conversion failed,
the Tigers were ahead for
good 12-7.
Another turnover, this a
fumble by Ashley Davis at
the Port St. Joe 22 set up
another first half score for the
Tigers, who needed five plays
before Attaway's six-yard
scamper for a touchdown.
Blountstown converted an
extra-point kick and took a


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19-7 lead into intermission.
The Sharks came out of
the locker room and grabbed
momentum, marching 66
yards in eight plays to score
following the second-half
kickoff. The big play was a
40-yard pass from Quinn to
Ashton Larry on a post pat-
tern which moved the Sharks
to the Blountstown 10. Four
plays later, on a fourth-and-
goal from the seven, Quinn
hit Larry in the left front
corner of the end zone for the
touchdown. Ashcraft's kick
brought the Sharks to within
19-14.
The teams traded punts
until early in the final period


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when BlountstoWn took over
at the Shark 39. Attaway
picked up 13 on a trap and
Guilford took a keeper right,
appeared to be down in a
pile of purple -and gold only
to emerge and romp over the
remaining green for a 26-yard
touchdown, the two-point
conversion failing to provide
the final 25-14 margin.
Score by Quarter
PSJ 7 0 7 0- 14
BHS 6 13 0 6-25
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17 pass from Quinn (Ashcraft
kick)
BHS Baker 12 run (pass
failed)
Second Quarter BHS Ivory
36 run (run failed)
BHS Attaway 6 run (Williams
kick)
Third Quarter PSJ Larry
7 pass from Quinn (Ashcraft
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Larry, a
senior wide
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91 yards and a
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Sharks.


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workers feel guilty that their
jobs don't allow them to
:spend as much time at home
as they would like.
Wayne A. Hochwarter, an
associate professor of man-
agement in FSU's College
of Business, gathered data
from 700 employees across
several industries to deter-
,mine the role that guilt has
on work. and health out-
comes. Findings from this
research show that almost
50 percent of all respondents
either agreed or strongly
agreed with the statement,
"I feel guilty about the time I
,am unable to spend with my
'family due to work."


More negative atti-
tudes (feeling jittery, over-
whelmed)
Higher perceived
expectations from others
Unrealistic, and
often distress-inducing,
expectations of oneself
More physical pain
at work (headaches, back-
aches)
Higher rates of burn-
out
Fewer close relation-
ships
Not surprisingly, women
and those responsible for the
care of dependents reported
more guilt.
In most two-person U.S.
households, both parents are
employed. Further, American
employees work more hours
each year than their coun-
terparts in all other indus-


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ay. It
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and more time at home." A
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are offering their employees
flexible work arrangements
supports this view.
"Family problems often
constitute the No. 1 rea-
son that workers visit their
employee assistance pro-
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By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Playgrounds and school
yards are no longer the only
places sexual predators
choose to lurk.
Predators can enter
directly into homes on the
Internet.
Sgt. Chris Buchanan
of the Gulf County Sheriff's
Department said with
searching capabilities made
easier and more accessible
by the World Wide Web,
predators can obtain a child's
cellular phone number
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Jose Reynaldo Rutiaga,
40, a Tech Sergeant with
the United States Air Force
stationed at Tyndall, was
arrested last Saturday for
soliciting a child for sex on
the Internet.
Rutiaga used instant
messages to communicate
with who. he believed was a
15-year-old boy, but he was
actually communicating with
a Gulf County Sheriffs Office
Investigator.
The investigation by Gulf
County, in conjunction with
the U.S. Air Force Office of
Special Investigations, began
in mid-June when Rutiaga
contacted the undercover
investigator online. Going
into great detail, Rutiaga
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to engage.
During the course of the
investigation, Rutiaga also
sent the investigators, posing
as a teenage boy, a website
containing pornographic
images and offered the gift of
a pornographic video.
Rutiaga was taken into
custody by investigators when
he drove to a predetermined
location to meet the "boy,"
for the purpose of engaging
in sexual activities.
Rutiaga was charged with
lewd or lascivious conduct
and computer pornography/
solicitation of child. Rutiaga
is being held in the Gulf
County jail on a $200,000
bond.
Following service of a
search warrant at Rutiaga's
residence in Panama City,
the suspect's computer and
several disks were recovered.
Several pornographic images
of children were found within
the seized materials, and as a
result, a new investigation will
be opened in Bay County.
Buchanan said Rutiaga
faces up to five years in Bay
County for each image of.
child pornography.
Investigators noted an
increase of child abductions
and sexual solicitation crimes
across the state of Florida
over the past year. As part
of the Florida Department of


Law Enforcement's (FDLE)
initiative to crack down on
such dangerous activities,
investigators are receiving
additional training to
apprehend these predators.
In conjunction with the
Internet Crimes Against
Children (ICAC) Taskforce
effort, Buchanan and Maj.
Mike Harrison have received
additional training from
the NetSmartz Workshop
program, which offers
educational materials
concerning safety on the
Internet.
Because Internet child
pornography and solicitation
has become such an extreme
problem, the U.S. Department
of Justice founded the ICAC
program to create a national
network of law enforcement
agencies.
The NetSmartz program,
part of FDLE's line of attack
on the problem, will consist of
age-appropriate information
for young Internet users to
remain safe.
Buchanan strongly
encourages parents and
guardians to monitor their
child's online activities. Make
rules governing your child's
activities onlirie. Get familiar
with the Internet or, any
online services your child
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amount of time spent online,
use filtering applications, and
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and passwords. Tell your
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celebrations as family affairs,
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afternoon speeches that paid
tribute to the plight of the
laborer, and union baseball
teams squared off against
each other in afternoon ball
games.
The St. Joe Paper Mill
was known for its excellent
Papermakers baseball team,
comprised entirely of mill


workers.
In 1940, The Star reported
the team's 9 to 4 victory
over the St. Joe Exporters,
a team of stevedores who
loaded paper products from
the docks.
Out of regard for the
somber times, Labor Day
celebrations were put on


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while taking into account
dirt roads, fire departments,
parks and other facilities
located in the newly-created
districts.
Commissioners Bill
Williams, Jerry Barnes and
McClemore noted that the
new District 4 boundaries
- which extend out of Port
St. Joe into unincorporated
areas would make Peters'
responsibilities comparable
to those of the rest of the
commission.
After several heated
exchanges with Peters,
McLemore exited the


commission meeting room
for several minutes, while
Peters rose to examine the
new county map.
After repeating his
concerns, Peters said he
had "no major problem
with the redistricting," and
vowed to embrace his new
constituency.
"In the end, I'll take in
Indian Pass and it will be
like North Port St. Joe and
White City. I'll be the best
commissioner they've ever
had," said Peters. "If I have
to do it, then I'll do it."
Williams was encouraged


hold during World War II.
In 1942, The Star
described a break from the
usual fanfare in its article,
"City is quiet on Labor Day."
The article reported
that residents "enjoyed a
brief respite from wartime
business," with closings at
area businesses and city
offices.
With no celebrations in
the streets, the Reid Avenue
business section reminded
the reporter "of Goldsmith's


by Peters' acceptance of the
redistricting scenario.
"That to me is a landmark
that you're willing to do this,"
he said.
Williams stressed the
importance of conducting
town hall meetings to explain
the new district map and
assure Gulf County residents
that "they're not losing any
of us, they're gaining four
others."
He said he .has already
scheduled a town hall
meeting in White City this
Friday.
Although redistricting
was the main focus of the
meeting, the issue of county-
wide voting resurfaced in
the remarks of School Board


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member Billy Quinn, Jr.,
who addressed the board at
Peters' request.
Quinn made reference
to Peters' 1986 lawsuit
against the county and its
judgment that county-wide
voting excluded minority
representation and diluted
the voting strength of Gulf
County's black population.
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that he would not drop his
lawsuit, and the board voted
4-1 to work towards having
the judgement overturned in
Federal District Court.
Addressing Quinn,
Williams argued that recent
elections have proven that
minorities can be elected
county-wide. He cited
Shirley Jenkins' victory in a


highly contested tax collector
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example.
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saw the five commi'sionersl
willingness to accept thie re-
districted map as a step. in
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comfortable with the change,_
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The bay produces 90 percent of the oysters
harvested in Florida over ten percent of the
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At St. Joseph Bay, between Cape San Bias and
the town of Port St. Joe, scientists measured
the highest productivity of invertebrates
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Joseph Bay is also home to some of the Gulf's
highest populations of stone crabs, scallops,
.horse conchs and whelks. During migration,
most of the hawks in the North American
continent pass over St. Joe Bay as they
prepare to cross the Gulf of Mexico.

We've made a great step by getting some of
the region's most valuable natural lands into


public ownership: Tate's Hell, which drains
thousands of acres into coastal waters; Bald
Point State Park; St. Joseph Peninsula State
Park; St. George Island State Park; and St.
Vincent Island refuge are a, testament to smart
planning.

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our right to go boating, fishing, and hunting
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from development. Destroyed wetlands and
dunes leave us vulnerable to storm surge in
hurricanes. And if new residents insist on.
more pesticide spraying, it will devastate
shellfish populations in our rich bays. When
developers install fancy lawns that need lots
of fertilizer, runoff tips our coastal water's
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Deserted village, there being
so little activity."
At the close of the war,
St. Joe Paper Company
employees enjoyed a well-
deserved holiday. On Labor
Day in 1945, production at
the mill was stopped for the
first time since early in the
war.
Mill executives were in
a giving mood. Just before
Labor Day, they announced
that all employees would
henceforth be off for six days


each year.
The Papermakers Local,
the union group that hosted
the town's first Labor Day
celebration, held an afternoon
barbecue at the Centennial
Building, attended by union,
members and their guests. ,
That evening, theq
Machinists Local extended
the invitation to the public,
hosting a Victory Dance in,
the Centennial Auditorium.


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Music to


Their Ears


Students from Francis Hiscock's Port St. Joe Elementary fifth-grade class practice the ukulele dur-
ing their weekly music lesson with teacher Ann Comforter. On Tuesday, the students learned to play
the C and G7 chords.


graders for their encounter
with the four-string Hawaiian
guitar, teaching them to read
notes and to have respect for
all musical instruments.
She revisited the last
lesson in her Tuesday
morning music class.
"If you have respect for
your instruments, whether
it's a ukulele or a guitar,
or if you're older and have
a trumpet, you, my dears,
will have a friend for life,"
Comforter said.
The lesson of the day
was chords C and G7 the
fingerings for which were
illustrated in Comforter's
own Fun with the Ukulele
textbook.
As the students prepared
to strike their ukulele strings,
Comforter braced them for
what lay ahead.
"The sound will be
absolutely wretched because
they're out of tune," said
Comforter, "but they'll be
tuned next week, I promise."
When the students
strummed their first
triumphant C chord,
Comforter's warning was
drowned in a tidal wave of
sound.
Several students
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Ann Comforter instructs a novice in the art of the ukulele.
Comforter, a Port St. Joe High School music teacher, gives music
lessons to Port St. Joe Elementary fifth-graders a few times a
week.


plays her students Oh
Susanna and Jingle Bells,
songs they will soon learn on
the ukulele.
But before they become
true musicians, the students
will learn the twin concepts
of practice and patience.
Addressing her students,
Comforter likened playing
music to kicking a field goal
and mastering a Nintendo
game.
"It takes time and it


takes effort," she said. "Do
not be discouraged."
After the fifth-graders
returned to Hiscock's
classroom, Comforter
stressed the value of music
education, noting that
students who are exposed
to music perform better
academically.
"If you make it fun and
they think they're having
(See MUSIC on Page 16A)


Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Francis Hiscock's fifth-
grade class arrived for their
weekly music lesson, filled
with the kind of excitement
usually reserved for
Christmas mornings.
. Inside Port St. Joe
Elementary School's music
room, Ann Comforter


walked from table to table,
distributing uniformly
shaped, cardboard boxes.
At her signal, the fifth-
graders pried open the lids
and peeled away the plastic
wrapping.
"It's beautiful," said one
starry-eyed girl, holding aloft
a shiny new ukulele.


Comforter,* who teaches
guitar, .piano, chorus and
musical theater at Port St.
Joe High School, comes to
the elementary school several
times a week to teach music
to the school's fifth-grade
classes.
She spent the last few
weeks prepping her fifth-


A budding musician plays
with feeling.

attempted solo performances,
summoning their inner
Tiny Tim as Comforter tried
valiantly to reclaim control of
the classroom.
Next was the C to G7
progression. If mastered,
the students would be able
to play 25 songs in the
Comforter catalogue.
Comforter brings her
guitar to the elementary
school on Thursdays and


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Wewahitchka Elementary School fifth-graders play a tune on their recorders. After several weeks
of instruction by their music teacher, Terry Stryker, the students had their first opportunity to play their
recorders on Tuesday.


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A fifth-grade trio practices
strumming.
a good time, they don't
understand they're learning
something," she added.
After stowing the
ukuleles back in the cabinet,
Comforter drew a breath
before trekking back to the
high school.
She made a mental note
to tune the instruments
before the next day's music
class.
The sound of out-of-tune
strumming had unsettled
Comforter, who summoned
to mind an even more jarring
sound.
In the early 90s, she
had set armfuls of plastic
recorders loose on a class
of youngsters. It was thai
experience that made the
ukuleles seem especially
attractive for her fifth-grade
music classes.
"I decided to go with
a more pleasing sound-"
laughed Comforter.
Making a Joyful Noise
WewahitchkaHigh School
band instructor Terry Stryker
had no previous experience
teaching young students
when he agreed to become
Wewahitchka Elementary
School's part-time fifth-grade
music teacher.
Unlike Comforter, he
had not yet learned that the
recorder, though ideal in its
school-aged simplicity, did
not make the most soothing
of sounds, especially when
placed in the mouths of
excited fifth-graders.

H learned this lesson
the ,iard way Tuesday
afternoon, 'during a fifth-
grade performance of Mary
Had a Little Lamb.
For the last several weeks,
Stryker had instructed his
students on 'correct finger
positions and proper names
of notes, but now it was time
to blow.
Playing the song's three-
note sequence, the students
puffed out their cheeks
Satchmo-style and made the
recorders squeal.
A natural with children,
Stryker managed to calni
the students with his gentle
instruction.
"Last week I told therm
I had a stupid job," Stryker
joked. "I give them things to
make noise and I try to make
them be quiet."
Lino Anunciacior
removed the temptation to
play during his teacher's
lessons by balancing his'
recorder on his feet.
"I'm putting it as far away
from my mouth as possible,"
he said.
As a reward for their
good behavior, the students
were allowed to take their
recorders home to practice.
Stryker cautioned the
children that if they did not
return the instruments, they
would be forced to do in-
class writing assignments. ':
"Will you first tell us
what the written assignment
is," queried Damien Jones.
Jones later described his
fondness for the recorder by
saying, "I just like blowing it
loud."
Stryker echoed Comforter
in expounding the benefits
of music education and
had hopes that some of his
students would join his band
in high school.
He chose to teach the
recorder in part because
the instrument's fingerings
are similar to those of the
clarinet and saxophone. 'If
the fifth-graders mastered
the recorder, it would be an
easy transition to other band
instruments.
"It won't be like learning
a new language when they
get there," noted Stryker:
Though Stryker enjoys
teaching the fifth-grade
classes, he would like to see
the program extended to all
age groups.
For now, he is happy
. to shuttle back and forth
between schools, continuing
his work with the always
eager fifth graders.
"It's not much, but it's
something," said Stryker.
"It's a start."


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What s Really Forgotten


About tl
,, By Vince Raffield
Contributing Writer
i What a wonderful coin of
phrase, "The Forgotten Coast",
away to describe the wonder-
ful little sleepy eyed fishing
Mileage that we so lovingly call
home. It brings up childhood
memories and refers to what
some call the "Old Florida",
the way that Florida used to
be before the boom of develop-
ment along the coast.
A place where the view
of the ocean and bay is still
enjoyed by all and not just
those who have the money to
invest in condos and tower-
ing structures which stick out
like a sore thumb, not at all
in keeping with the natural
beauty and surroundings.
Apalachicola is rich in
history, the invention of the
tce machine, cotton indus-
try, timber industry, fire that
almost destroyed the small
'town, yellow fever, pirates,
and the skirmishes of war,
which played vital roles in the
history of Apalachicola.
The oysters that bring in
the tourists abound and for
which Apalachicola is most
famous for.
, The local flavor being
only secondary to the suc-
Culent seafood caught in local
waters and prepared by many
bf the amazing restaurants in
Apalachicola.
This is a place to leave the
city life behind, where people
vacation to year after year just
to see the relatively unspoiled,
unchanged surroundings. A
place to take in the beauty
that we have been so richly
afforded.
Here the kids still play in
he yards well into the eve-
ning, you know your neigh-
bor, your neighbor's kids, and
they know yours. You can
leave your door unlocked at


he Forgotten
night and aren't afraid to walk No one is ag
the streets in the evening. ress, or growth, b
The magnificence of beau- could be a wond
tiful magnolias, oaks and for the economy o
palms seem to frame some town. Property
of the old historical hous- snatched up by th
es making them seem even of acres, the dev
more beautiful and brilliant, apartment comply
Tropical bushes, shrubs and sub-divisions and
flowering plants send such a townhouses are sp
sweet perfume in the salted all over the place.
air in early mornings and eve- It is not th
nings and the warm climate minds others mo'
is perfect for even a novice area, in fact who
gardener. want to move to su
Shops that are anything place of nostalgic
but ordinary, and beyond beauty and beco:
extraordinary with wonderful something so spec
paintings, antiques, and sou- Apalachicola can b
venirs from the past. They Guest, visitors
line the downtown streets and comers are all w
old buildings filled with amaz- share this with u
ing things just waiting for the is not a problem
right person to discover and locals, it is howev
take home for their own piece sumption that thi
of history and a reminder of be changed to ac
the wonderful time spent in their lives, their
Apalachicola. their traditions,
There are no Wal-Marts, only their needs,
shopping malls or bypasses, them changing to
The traffic is still manageable date ours, especia
enough to have one blinking was part of the
signal light right down town, one of the main r
and a new addition of a red moved from where
light at the school. There are to Apalachicola to
no traffic jams, bumper-to- Mile high fen
bumper traffic, or multi-car beach signs, an
pile-ups. structures obstru
This is what attracts the rious view which
tourist year after .year after enjoyed by all for
year, by the tens of thou- the total beauty of
sands. Sadly enough, it is also nity in a whole is v
this; which has attracted the changed forever.
land developers and real estate 'each little plot 1
moguls. Buying up property the next and the
so fast and so often that it has looking like cookie
super-inflated even the most the one before unt
simple of homes and land, they form in who
forcing many of the locals to copy of the last
consider moving. When the little town who di
land prices are driven up so nize the forest fo:
are the taxes, and many peo- until it was far too
ple cannot afford to live in the So full of lo
place where they have lived Apalachicola is
and worked all their life. trove of jewels,


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incomparable fresh and salt
water coves, bays, and estu-
ary brimming with an eco-sys-
tem not much different from
the community in which it
surrounds. Fragile and yet
strong enough to withstand
and weather many storms.
Pristine waters, sandy shores,
tropical breezes and a bounty
of harvest from local waters.
Priceless remnants of days
gone by, and awe inspiring
sunsets and sunrises. An
artist paradise where the cre-
ativity can flow as freely as
the water within the inter-
coastal waterway. So precious
are these jewels that the need
to protect them is more impor-
tant than ever.
Among the jewels are the
locals themselves, the ones
whose cultures, traditions,
hard work and dedication, to
the community itself has sus-
tained Apalachicola. Although
some of the land might be for
sale, the locals pride, commit-
ment and dedication is not,
and it takes more than a sum
of money to gain their trust or
allegiance.
Their diligence in work
and commitment is not driven
by greed but by genuine love
and concern for the commu-
nity and the bay. As hard
as the work may be, it has
strengthened and, structured
the community and built the
very foundations that made
Apalachicola what it is today.
Local ties to the commu-
nity stem back over a cen-
tury and they have a lifelong
investment in the place they
call home.
No one in the community
is unaffected by the Seafood
Industry which is the number
one industry in Apalachicola.
Like a stack of dominos so
neatly aligned to fall in a direct
order with one small push.


Starting from young men and
women wanting to provide
for their family and working
either directly or indirectly in
the industry, to where they
shop, pay bills, right up to the
investment banker and the
politician money made from
the industry passes through
their hands and provides for
their livelihood.
When an oysterman or
fisherman starts out their


day, it is not the catch that
bears on their mind as much
as the family they need to
support. They might catch
oysters, shrimp or fish, but
the benefits are 'wooing, and
winning a spouse. They pro-
vide for the family, make a
home and acquire the neces-
sities as well as providing for
their families future.
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As hard as it may be to
believe there are actually well
qualified men and women
working in the industry that
have high school. educations
and college degrees and yet
prefer' to work in the industry
out of their genuine love for
the work they do. Contrary
to belief it is a matter of self
satisfaction, pride and love
for what they do rather than
the misconception of simply
-not having a choice because
of lack of education or experi-
ence in other lines of employ-
ment.
Some have went into other
fields of work, and some have
moved away only to return to
what they love most, and like
any other family they strive
to give their children things
they did not have themselves
and better opportunities so
they don't have to work in the
same business or as hard as
the parents did, and yet many
still return to what their fam-
ily did for over a century.
Little thought is given to
the men and women who work
seemingly thankless jobs of the
seafood industry. Although
few women have been recog-
nized for their contributions
to industry there have been
several who have single hand-
edly ran oyster houses, sea-


food markets, or captained
boats. Women have worked
in canneries, packing houses
and always worked as oyster
shuckers. It would be urifair
not to mention that. they have
been the driving force and
helpmate to their men.
With such a wide array of
culture, tradition, history and
natural beauty finely balanced
with the environment and gen-
uine love for the community,
is there any wonder why the
locals would want the riches
of Apalachicola preserved and
protected? The true question


on everyone's mind is that
if you change Apalachicola
(The Land of Friendly People),
to just another big town like
the one you moved from, why
even move? Where else is
there left to go, especially that
could compare to what only
Apalachicola has to offer?
All are welcomed to share
in wealth and richness of the
community and the people,
there is plenty for all, but
remember that in sharing
something you are not the only
one who has it and it belongs
to no one person alone.


Total Assistance For Hurricane Dennis
Approaches $59 Million Mark


ORLANDO, Fla. -- Funds
continue to flow to the area
and people impacted by
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 dec-
laration, $38,540,000 has
been approved for Public
Assistance. Applicants,
including units of local gov-
ernment, in 20 counties (Bay,
Calhoun, Dixie, Escambia,


. Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf,
Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson,
Leon, Levy, Liberty, Monroe,
Okaloosa, Santa Rosa,
Taylor, Wakulla, Walton and
Washington) are eligible for
funds for emergency services
and debris removal and to
help restore or rebuild essen-
tial public facilities.
Homeowners, rent-
ers and business owners in
10 designated counties (Bay,
Dixie, Escambia,. Franklin,
Gulf, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa,
Taylor, Wakulla and Walton)
are eligible for Individual
Assistance, including grants
and SBA low-interest loans to
help with losses.
$19,988,788 had
been approved for Individual
Assistance by the close of
business Wednesday, Aug. 24.
So far, 38,538 applicants have
registered with FEMA, includ-
ing 19,936 who received rent-
al, housing and other needs
assistance.
16,984 individuals
have visited Disaster Recovery
Centers.


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MLS #106464
5 blocks to dedicated
beach access! Built
in 2001., ths 4 bed-
room, 2 bath home :.-"'
has additional 320
square foot 'Cypress
Trimmed recreation room, screened porch, storage/boat
shed, screened.back porch, and concrete BBQ area!
$499,000


Care Closet Needs


Clothing Donations


James Tharp



Retires After 38



Years of Service


GCEC Manager of
Services James Tharp retired
after being an employ-
ee of Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative for 38 years.
Tharp came on board at
GCEC in 1967 as a ground-
man. Before being promoted
to manager, he also held the
titles of lineman, serviceman
and supervisor of service. -
While a student at Bay
High, Tharp worked at
Youngblood Grocery after
school. Once he graduat-
ed, he worked with a line
contractor before becoming
an employee of Gulf Coast
Electric. During his tenure
with GCEC, he participat-
ed in numerous training
including troubleshooting,
hotline bucket, basic elec-
tricity, Ohio Lineman's 100
and 200 and effective super-
visor management.


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Valerie Clayton,
Realtor"


401 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd
Port St. Joe, 32456


"James was a true
asset to Gulf Coast Electric


Cooperative,"


GCEC


Assistant Manager Michael
White said. "He will certain-
ly be missed. We wish him
the best during his retire-
ment years."
Tharp has a wife of 32
years, Annette; a daughter
and son-in-law, Stephanie
and Tim Flietetstra; a son
and daughter-in-law, Cathy
and Philip Tharp; and two
grandsons, Cameron and
Trenton. He enjoys fishing
and is currently restoring
a 1930 Model A car. He is
also active in his church.


James Tharp


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Remodeled and ready to move ih! This charm-
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$255,000


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2600 +/- sq. ft. home still under construction will fea-
ture tile floors, foyer, master bath with whirlpool,
enclosed heated pool, elevator shaft for future use,
lovely landscaping. MLS#102365.............$1,299,000


APALACHICOLA -"Orman Cottage," 128 Fourth St.
Historic Federal style home located in the heart of the
commercial district. Lovingly maintained home offers
3BR/2.5BA, 3000 +/- sq. ft., multiple fireplaces, heart
pine throughout. Zoning allows business and residen-
tial use. MLS#107221............................. $1,050,000


,ST. GEURGE ISLAND BEACH ACCESS -
"Moonbow,"' 1856 W. Suzy Court, Plantation. Lovely
well maintained 3BR/3BA, 1568 +/- sq. ft. home on
secluded wooded lot offers bright cheerful d6cor, open
floor plan, large screened deck that overlooks a Bay
channel. Cleared beach access.
MLS#106394.............................................. $795,000


CAPE SAN BLAS BEACH ACCESS -"Sunset Pointe
Cottage," 103 Hemmingway Circle. Lovely 4BR/4BA,
2010 +/- sq. ft. home offers outstanding craftsmanship!
Features include Juniper ceilings, hardwood floors,
granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, commu-
nity pool and beach access. MLS#107140...$925,000


CARRABELLE 103 H
the heart of downtown
commercial/retail/residei
+/- sq. ft. First floor has
office/retail space; seco
of finished and furnished
upstairs apartment. ML;


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new 3BR/2BA home by
open living area, master
front and back. Proximity
Canal affords great fishing
and Apalachicola River.


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In 1997, the Methodist
Church of Port St. Joe start-
ed an outreach program to
the community. The out-
reach program would become
known as the "Care Closet."
Our main objective, then
as now, is to provide good,
clean, used clothing at very
reasonable prices or at no
cost at all for the people in
our community. Everything
is $.50 or less and shoes and
accessories are $.25.
To date, over 150,000
items of clothing have been
processed. Approximately
120,000 of these items have
been sold through the Care
Closet. The remainder have
been donated to local agen-
cies and needy individuals in
our community.
When we started the
Care Closet mission project
and outreach program over
seven years ago, there was
no intent to make a profit
from the sale of clothing. We
have been blessed to have
made a significant profit of
over $35,000. We were able
to donate $34,000 or 97 per-
cent back to our church and
our community for many
worthwhile community and
mission projects.
The Care Closet relocat-
ed to our beautiful new per-
manent facility at 510 E. 4th
Street on July 1, 2003. The
business hours are 9 a.m. to
3 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m.
to 12 noon on Saturday.


Since the Care Closet
has relocated, our sales
have increased significant-
ly. We currently are selling.
or donating over 700 pieces.
of clothing each weekend.
Unfortunately in the last two
months our donations of
clothing have not kept pace
with our increased sales.
The Care Closet extends
sincere thanks for the dona-
tions given in the past and
asks the community to
spread the word to friends
and families about the Care
Closet's current need for
clothing donations. Clothing
donations can be brought to
the Care Closet during busi-
ness hours. If the Care Closet
is closed you can put them
in convenient drop boxes
located in front of the Care
Closet. Those with clothing
donations and no way to get
them to the Care Closet can
call the Church office at 227-
1724 to arrange to have them
picked up.
As you might expect
clothing donations are the
lifeblood of the Care Closet.
Without them we could not
exist. Please keep sending
"these donations to the Care
Closet. I am sure with your
support in donating clothing,
we will be able to continue
to provide this much-needed,
service to the people of our,
community.


Arizona Chemical


Celebrates


Landmark 75th


Anniversary
Arizona Chemical, a said Gerald Marterer, vice
global leader in the pine president ,Arizona Chemical.
chemicals industry, is cur- "Whether our employees have:
rently celebrating its 75th been working for Arizona
anniversary. In honor of its Chemical for one year or for,
landmark anniversary, the 40 years, they have each'
company is planning a series played an important part in
of special events that will be the company's success."
held throughout the year to The company, which
recognize the invaluable con- is head quartered in
tributions of team members. is headquartered in
"The success of Arizona Jacksonville, Fla., was;
Chemical over the past 75 originally formed in 1930:
years would not have been as a joint venture between'
possible without the commit- International Paper and
ment and dedication of our American Cyanamid to mine:
outstanding team members," salt cake--which was used to:
make .wood pulp--in Camp:
Verde, Ariz. In 1936, after
0 company began processing
/ \ tall oil and turpentine, which'
Rd. : are co-products of the paper-;
S S making process.
S, *w Arizona Chemical
am.com 5celle6S^ eventually opened plants
in Panama City, Fla, and!
Springhill, La., beginning th(
company's aggressive global
growth strategy which led
!.1. to the successful operation'
A rSi of 12 manufacturing loca-
tions throughout the United
,j. ~States and Europe.
iMm Today, Arizona Chemical'
is the world's leading pro-
ducer of pine chemicals
which are used in products
ranging from air fresheners
-r- p-' to diesel fuel. The company's
pine chemicals help custom-,
ers make the world healthier,:
cleaner, brighter and more,
highway 98. Prime location in efficient. Arizona Chemical
Carrabelle for this two-story products, including fatty
ntial brick building with 3500 acids, rosins and terpenes,
1830 +/- sq. ft. of commercial/ are used to make fragrances,:
nd floor has 1500 +/- sq. ft. adhesives, household clean-:
d residential space. Spacious ers, soaps, inks, paints,
#107225.............$1,175,000 rubber products, hydraulic
fluids, roofing material and
much more.
Safety, environmental
responsibility and inno-'
vation are top priorities at
Arizona Chemical locations
around the globe. All six
of Arizona Chemical's U.S.
plants have been accepted
into the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency's National
Environmental Performance
-------~ Track Participants
z --r5-W- -- -Association (PTPA) program.
"e..::...s.... .- Many of the company's man-
lome,"249 Charles Ave. Brand ufacturing facilities have
Siprell Construction features achieved significant safety
bath garden tub, porches on and environmental land-
to boat launch on Intracoastal marks in the last decade.
g opportunity on Lake Wimico "We are thrilled to cele-
MLS#106574..........$249,900 brate Arizona Chemical's 75th
anniversary," said Marterer.
............................... $599,000 "This anniversary celebra-
tion serves as an important
................................$899,000 milestone and a significant
tribute to the stability of the
.............................. 575,000 company. We appreciate the
hard work and dedication of
our team members and look
0 forward to many more years
of success."


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EDC to Assist Service Disabled Veterans


The Gulf County
Economic Development
Council office is prepared to
assist service disabled vet-
erans effectively market the
Government Agencies, pre-
pare correspondence, docu-
mentation, quality control
and safety plans, contrac-
tual submissions and the
Contract negotiations, if
required.
The U.S. Small Business
Administration announced a
new procurement program
that will boost federal con-
tract opportunities for ser-
vice-disabled veteran-owned
small businesses. The inter-
im rule will be published
soon and is effective immedi-,
ately. The Federal Acquisition
Regulatory Council concur-
rently released, regulations
implementing the program.
"President Bush has
made it a priority to reach
out toall of America's entre-
preneurs, 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
those great Americans who
served our country proudly
continue to' have fair and
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 expecta-


tion of manufacturing con-
tracts where the contracting
threshold is $5 million.
The interim rule allows
small businesses to self-cer-
tify as service-disabled veter-
an-owned small businesses.
Any challenge to a firm's
status as a small business
or standing as a service-dis-
abled veteran-owned small
business must be referred


to the SBA for resolution.
The SBA will rely upon exist-
ing 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.


Jackson Martin Buckner


Dave and Alison Buckner
are proud to announce the
birth of their son Jackson
Martin Buckner. He was
born Aug. 16 at Gulf Coast
Medical Center at 9:56 EST.
Jackson weighed in at five
pounds, nine ounces and
was 19 inches long.
Proud grandparents
are Joel Martin of Port St.
Joe, Deborah McLeod of
Wewahitchka and Mike
McLeod of Overstreet; Mr.
and Mrs. Reginald Bucker
of Prattville, Ala. His great
grandmother is Cloteal Burke
of Wewahitchka.
Jackson was welcomed


Jackson Martin Buckner


home by his brother, Brian
and sister, Arynn.


Elder Care Services Now Hiring Senior Companions


Elder Care Services, the
Corporation for National
Service and the UnitedWay are
pleased to announce vacan-
cies 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 indi-
viduals who are homebound
and, generally living alone.
The Senior Companion by
assisting with simple chores
and being a contact with the
outside world provides ser-
vices that assist the frail and
elderly to live a rewarding life
which would not be possible
without the help they pro-
vide. The Senior Companion
may also provide respite care
to relieve live-in caretakers
for short periods of time.
The Senior Companion usu-
ally serves two to four clients
through 20 hours of weekly


service.
We are now actively
recruiting and accepting
applications to fill these posi-,
tions. If you meet the fol-
lowing 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 back-
ground check.
If you apply, and are
accepted, you will be paid a
stipend and mileage for trav-
el. These payments will not
affect any type of assistance


that you are now receiving.
These payments are not sub-
ject to any taxes or penal-
ties.
If you are interested or
just wish to discuss this
position please call: Kenneth
Finch at: (850) 638-5307 for
an interview and application.


Pvt. Lewis Grahl


Petfinder.com has set
up an emergency Hurricane
Katrina resource page at
http:/ /katrina.petfinder.
com. It links to a message
board to post or to commu-
nicate with others about the
plight of affected pets, ani-
mals and their people.


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lished a Hurricane Fund
to assist animal place-
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storm. Tax-deductible dona-
tions can be made from the
resource page.


Grahl Graduates
from Marine Corps
Pvt. Lewis Grahl, a 2003
graduate of Wewahitchka
High School, graduated from
the United States Marine
Corps on June 3. Grahl grad-
uated from Parris Island, SC
(Basic); MCT Training from
Camp Geiger (Camp Lejuene)
NC; MOS School at Fort
Leonard Wood, MO. Grahl is
stationed in Okinawa, Japan
in the 3rd Marine Division.
Pvt. Grahl's parents are
Pam Stiles and Don Grahl.


Mexico Beach CDC Presents

September Music in the Park
Every Thursday in September, the Mexico Beach
Community Development Council will host music in the park
from 6-8 pm CT in Sunset Park.(next to El Governor).
The entertainment lineup is:
Sept. 1: Brady Pugh
Sept. 8: The Timeless Band
Sept. 15: John Mazzonovich
Sept. 22: Charlie and Dana Black
Sept. 29: Forgiven 5
Bring your picnic and coolers for great local music and fun.


Friends of the Library Furniture
Fancy Auction
You are cordially invited dinner for two at our b
to join us at the Friends of restaurant, lunch for two
the Library Furniture Fancy our restaurants, catered d
Auction on Saturday, Sept. ners, autographed books,
-17 from 6- 9 p.m. ET at The, certificates and many oti
Coastal Community Bank items.
Commons Area. All proceeds go to
We will have a silent and purchasing of library fur
open auction for such items ture for our new addition
as a boat, motor, and trailer, the Port St. Joe Library.
a diving suit, and diving les- Refreshments and ent
sons, gift baskets of spa and tainment will be provided.
bath, gift baskets of goodies, join us!!!


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Port St. Joe
850-227-7979


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

^ FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution and Monument Port St. Joe
1 (850) 227-1724


Contempomra Serice 9:00 am.
Sunday School l0:00a.n
Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Metodist Youth Fellwship:. 600p.
EeningWos ip:7:00pm.
S All Times are EST


Dan Rhodes
PASTOR

Minister of MusicYtuh
Diborah l ia.
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Jesus is Lord an He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:

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,!. ,382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306


Mike Wes
Past


Sunday School 9:45 am.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.rm
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 d Monument Hwy 71 North
Port St. Joe, FL Wewahitchka, FL
(850) 227-1417
Weekend Mass schedule
Sat: 4:00 pm (ET)
Sun: 9:30 am (ET) 11:00 am (CT)

"( FIRSTPRESBYTERMAN CHURCH
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship
10:00 a.m. Sixteenth Street
Fellowship Time
10:45 a.m. 0
Adult School A
11:00 a.m.
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*Young Children
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S111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sd WWkship SrUk.t 9:00 a.m. CST
SSneqStkl: 10:15 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
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Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship... Port c.J
Join us in worship. Apalachicola Panama City
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening
PastorsAndrew
Cathy Rutherford Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates Fm, iluk O
Visit our, website at:
familylifechurch.net y Wewahitchka
323 Reid Avenue* Port St. Joe 229-I4FE (5433)

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

The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
(11/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road)r
(850) 639-5401
Sunday Bible Study: 9:00 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship: 10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00 p.m. CT


-- You're Among f/ends at --
Oak Grove ssmblv ofGodW
David A. fernandez. Pastor
Office: 80227-1837 Parsonage: 50-229-6271
613 Madison Street Port St. Joe. F
Schedule of Services


Sunday
Morning
Xidsont


*Wednesday
School 9.45am .OidW eek,,eal 5.00pm
"'Worship 10.45am .MidWeek5MbleStudy 6:15pm
theMove 10:45am .Ministry In actionn 6:1Spm
Cross TrainingyVouth 6:1Spm
Xen's MiOnstnrv .onday 630pm
Ladies ta nistry Tuesday 7.O0pm
Dynamic 'raise A Worship Treaching the Pure 3t7ord


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
r I A Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00 pm
Sa r "WE WANT TO MAKE A
J DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE"



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

A BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
h A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAy GnMrdAsemb 9:45am. Bible Study all ag lO.m.
Morning Wonhi11 a.m. Evening Worip 6p.m.
WEDNESDAf: Choir Pactie 6p.m
Ptyar Meting YouWhGroup 7p.m.
"0 tawte and see that he Lord is good blessed is the man that tmteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join u in wothip. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-3950 Home 769-8725


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


The friendly place to worship! ft

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)
Wednesda--Prayer and Bible Study at 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times central!
Nursery Provided for All Services!
Reverend Eddie LaFountain

Fcik "A Reformed Voice
S ;a in the Community"

'll /ll o _, Dr. BIll Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School .........................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Fellowship ....................10:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service ......... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ...........6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Night (Bay St. Joseph) .. 6:30 p.m.
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship ....6:00 p.m.
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Faith Christian School
TO KNOW CHRISTAND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN
++ ST. JAMES'

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


Long Avenue Baptist Church '..

Where Faith, Family &

.. Friendship are found
God ForA Walk...The Bible says we should "wzalk in love" (Eph 5:2). Biblical
love is always characterized by action. We are to "let all we do be done in love."
Love ministers to others (Heb 6:10), teaches truth to others (Eph 4:15), cov-
ers other people's faults (I Pet 4:8), and even forgives (Eph 4:32). We owe others
the kind of love God gives to us. So, as you go today...walk in love!

1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL For More Information Call 229-8691


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


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


Worship on Wednesday:
7:00pm


Special Activities at New


Bethel A.M.E. Church


Dinner will be served at
New Bethel A.M.E. Church
on Sunday, Sept. 4 ,from
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a
donation of $6. .
The menu is fried chick-
en, hamburger steak, green
lima beans, rice and gravy,
corn casserole, roll, cake and
tea.
We would also like to
invite everyone to join us


for our 11 a.m. service to
hear speaker minister Carle
Bailey.
New Bethel Baptist Youth
and Young Adults would like
to invite everyone to come
out and worship with them
Sunday evening, Sept. 4 at
5 p.m. The theme of the ser-
vice will be "The Weapons
of War." Come out and be
blessed.


Oak Grove Assembly


of God Honor Services


with Kenneth Ellis


On Sunday, Aug. 21,
Oak Grove Assembly of
God presented a plaque
to Kenneth Ellis for many
years of faithful church ser-
vices.
Kenneth was elect-
ed Deacon of Southport
Assembly of God Church
before moving to Port St.
Joe in 1953. Because of his
responsibility as Deacon,
Kenneth and Agnes trav-
eled back and forth on long
weekends.
The Ellis' changed
their membership to Oak
Grove Assembly of God. In.
1956, Kenneth was elected
as Deacon at Oak Grove


Assembly of God where he
has served -faithfully for 48
years.
In 1960, Pastor Charles
Harthern chose Kenneth as
teacher for Homemaker's
Sunday School Class, where
he has been teaching for 45
years. Even while working
shift work.at St. Joe Paper
Company, he taught Sunday
School each week, except
when he worked days. He
also served as a Christ
Ambassador Representative
for Section 9 for over 20
years. Kenneth also served
as an exuberant song leader
for many years in church
services.


- Jimmly Gainnie, left, and Kenneth Ellis


"People in White" Service at

Victory Temple Church


The pastor and congre-
gation of Victory Temple
First Born Holiness Church
would like to invite you-
to attend their "People in
White" service which will


DeWayne
Manuel
DeWayne Manuel, 69, of
Wewahitchka, Fla., passed
away Wednesday, Aug. 17,
2005 at his home after a year
long battle with cancer. He
was honorably' discharged
from the U.S. Marine Corps
as a Master Sergeant and
fought in the Korean Conflict
and the Vietnam War. He
was a former business
owner in Wewahitchka and
a retired building inspector
for the State of Florida. He


be held on Saturday, Sept.
3 at 7:30 p.m. The guest
speaker will be Minister
Sheila Fisher of House of
Prayer No. 2 Church in
Wewahitchka.


was preceded in death by
his mother, Ledia Manuel;
his father, Rene Manuel; and
three brothers, Harry (Joe)
Manuel, Rene Manuel Jr.,
and.William (Cotton) Manuel.
He is survived by Patty
Manuel of Wewahitchka;
three daughters, Lydia Smith
of Nashville, Tenn., Denise
Manuel of Wewahitchka,
and Sondra Nelson and hus-
band, Allan, of Wewahitchka;
four grandchildren, Alissa
McDaniel and husband,
Eric, of Clarksville, Logan
and Patrick Pippin of
VWewahitchka, and Lauren
Smith of Nashville, Tenn.;


Good Works

Honor God
Do you honor God in your
work each day, by the things
you say and do?
Can they tell by the way
you live, that Jesus is your
Savior, too?
Many times we talk one way
and tend to live another.
People that watch you every
day can tell the difference,
brother.
Hell will be full of lost
people, that watched a
Christian sin.
I heard a man say he'd
rather go to hell, than to
church with a hypocrite
friend.
People watch you every day,
how many you'll never know.
Don't let it be said you sent
them to hell by being a
hypocrite though.
-Billy Johnson

Jesus Will

Turn It Around
Are you troubled and dis-
traught, feeling like life has
let you down?
Thoughts of quitting fill your
mind, thinking nb one wants
you around.
Well, put your mind at ease,
my friend.
Each day is a new begin-
ning, not the end.
Jesus loves you with a
boundless love!
He wants you for His own.
He paid the ultimate price
for you.
By sending you His Son.
Look to Jesus, The Author
and Finisher of life...
And give your whole heart to
Him.
He will take your burdens,
and lighten your load.
He will renew and refresh
you again.
He is the Good Shepherd,
Who cares for, and keeps us.
He has promised to never
leave nor forsake us.
He will wipe away all tears
from your eyes.
He will fill you with peace,
and in your arise!
Our Father knows when one
sparrow falls to the ground.
He is watching you with a
love profound.
Lean not to your own under-
standing, but lean on Him.
And all worries and troubles
will go, and He will renew
you againI
Written by LaVonne D. Parke
lavonnde@bellsouth.net


two great-grandchildren,
Paige and Hailey McDaniel
of Clarksville; and special
friends, Bobby Knowles,
Gwen Hammon, Richard
(Algy) Wade, Mark Yoder,
Billy and Barbara Knowles,
Jimmy Knowles, Ray and
Sue Dickens, Bill Carr and
Timmy, Jane and Samantha
Wade. Funeral services
were held at 10 a.m. CDT
Friday, Aug. 19, 2005, at
Honeyville Methodist Church
in Wewahitchka with the
Rev. Joey Smith officiat-
ing. All services were under
the direction of Comforter
Funeral Home.


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Seven Ways to Turn Past Business Failures into Springboards for Success


By Daniel R. Castro
Perhaps your professional
life isn't going exactly like you
thought it was supposed to go.
Maybe you've made a series of
bad decisions or even one real-
ly bad choice that you can't
seem to bounce back from.
Maybe you've been downsized
or terminated. Maybe your
best-laid plans have failed and
circumstances beyond your
control-from market down-
turns to bad weather to a key
player's incompetence-have
put you in the danger zone, or
even out in the street.
You may. not realize it
right now, but you do have
options. You could wallow in
self-pity, or remain angry at
those whom you blame for
your current situation. Or you
can turn your past disappoint-
ments into great accomplish-
ments. How? Just follow the
path of the heroes who've gone
before you. They will show you
how to transform past adver-
sity and failures into spring-
boards for success.
Tip No. 1: Take An
Objective, Not an Emotional
Look, At Where You've Come
From.
Thomas Edison believed
there were no such things
as mistakes, only eliminated
options that brought him one
step closer to his goal. There
is no such thing as "failure,"
he claimed, only lessons to be
learned.
Most people find it dif-
ficult to see a failure in an
analytical, impartial fashion;
many of us were raised to
believe that if we failed at
something, we were failures.
Therefore, as adults, we take
failure personally, believing
our lack of success indicates
a lack in our character.
Instead, we must look at
the situation objectively, as
a matter of cause and effect.
The fact that we fail in busi-
ness situations does not mean
we are failures, but rather
that we didn't create the right
cause to achieve the desired
effect.
'If you find yourself in a
stuck emotional state, go back
and analyze the steps you
took and see what you might
have done differently. Remove
the emotional involvement;
just look at the raw data.
Logically and dispassionately
examine the course you chose
and determine why it did not


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yield the result you wanted,
and then consider why it was
not appropriate for that par-
ticular situation. Youll need
to acknowledge what you did
that led to the failure, and take
responsibility for it. But, like
Thomas Edison, you should
take what you can learn from
it and move on.
Tip No. 2: Focus on the
purpose on the other side of
the pain.
Happiness does not come
from the elimination of pain,
but from the realization of
your purpose. Keep reminding
yourself why you are doing
what you're doing. Even less
lofty purposes, such as "I just
work here to pay the rent
and my car payment," can be
transformed over time if you
look at the \higher purpose
for why you might be there.
Perhaps you will make con-
tacts that will help you in the
future. Perhaps you are try-
ing to save money to put your
kids through college. The key
is to look beneath the surface
to find the spiritual meaning.
To succeed, you'll need to
look at the higher goals you've
set and determine their impor-
tance, then focus on what is
good, important, and mean-
ingful to you, rather than on
the mundane aspects or the
things you hate about your
job. If you develop a strong
enough reason or purpose to
keep going, and you can focus
on that purpose, you .will
succeed at each of the steps
you take toward your goal.
Without a sense of purpose,
you will lack motivation and
consciously or subconsciously
doom yourself to failure.
Tip No. 3: You can't see
the whole parade from where
you stand.
You never know from
where you stand whether what
you are experiencing will turn
out to be good or bad until
enough time has passed. A
seemingly hopeless situation
may be exactly the disaster
you fear, but it may also turn
from catastrophe into triumph
in ways you are unable to
predict.
When people get stuck in
"Why me?" mode as a result
of a severe business loss, they
require a mindshift in order to
recover a sense of belief, hope,
and inner strength so they
can move on. If we can look
outside of ourselves at others


who have overcome adverse
circumstances, we can gain
the courage to believe in our
ultimate success. In your
industry, who do you know or
have heard of who failed but
managed to get back on top,
perhaps in another industry
altogether? History is filled
with examples.
Soichiro Honda perse-
vered through countless fail-
ures and setbacks, over four
decades, before his Honda
Motor Company became one
of the largest automobile
companies in the world. His
inspiring story demonstrates
the power of perseverance in
the face of adversity and the
necessity of innovation and
creativity in periods of failure
and loss.
When we make a delib-
erate decision not to give
up, then life seems to pres-
ent opportunities we hadn't
thought of or couldn't create
ourselves.
Tip No. 4: It's not whether
you have won or lost in the
past; it's the person you have
to become in order to win in
the future.
After a business, failure
has led you to analyze the
objective data of your experi-
ence, you then need to look
at the kind of person you
need to become to see the
results you want in the future.
Beyond visualizing the physi-
cal objects or the status you
seek, you need to look within
and say, "What kind of person
do I need to become in order
to get what I want?"
To become that person,
you may need additional edu-
cation or training in your field
or another career; you may
need to hire a coach or find a
mentor to guide you through
the steps to becoming who
you want to be.
Or you may require a
character shift, to be reborn,
in a sense. Lance Armstrong,
for example, had never won a
single Tour de France before
he was diagnosed with tes-
ticular cancer. Then it looked
like his cycling career, and
maybe even his life, were over.
He fought back hard and won.
Today he credits his great
cycling success to the person
he became as a result of hav-
ing cancer. He says, "Cancer
saved my life."
Tip No. 5: Accept that
falling is a normal part of life,


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but try to fall forward every
time-in the direction of your
goal.
We are all continually
creating our own destinies
through the choices we make
and our desire and determi-
nation to see them through.
Perhaps you've suffered a
major business defeat such
as downsizing or termination.
Realize that you can leave
that job on good terms with
a handshake and a letter of
recommendation, or with the
threat of a lawsuit against
those who fired you. How you
handle the crisis has a dra-
matic impact on how you will
succeed from that point for-
ward.
For example, early in his
football coaching career, *Lou
Holtz was fired from his job
at the University of Arkansas
for no apparent reason. He
could have sued, sulked or


slandered. But instead, he
shook hands and moved on,
keeping the good friends he'
had there. From there, he'
went to the University of'
Minnesota. When his dream,
job at the University of Notre
Dame job came open, Holtz'
applied. Notre Dame-started
calling Holtz' past employers
- including the University of
Arkansas. Arkansas gave him
a raving recommendation and
Notre Dame hired him. Holtz
finally got his dream job where
he won several national cham-
pionships. Had Holtz chosen
to react negatively after being
fired at Arkansas, he would
have virtually -guaranteed a
bad performance review,
which could have cost him
his dream job at Notre Dame.
How we react to bad'things
today has a huge impact, on
what happens to us tomor-
row.
Like Lou Holtz, you can


choose to fall in the direction
of your next goal, deciding
to treat the fall as a sort of
awkward but valuable step
along the path of your life and
career. If, instead of dwelling
on the circumstances of the
past, you can manage to move
on in a forward direction, your
fall will send you in the direc-
tion of your goals.
Tip No. 6: "Retreat" does
not equal "defeat."
A retreat can be a valu-
able opportunity to regroup
and rethink strategies and
goals. For example, one of
the worst business mistakes
you can make is to continue
to pour money into a failing
business; in this situation,
knowing when to call it quits
and creatively develop a better
plan is essential.
Don't let pride keep you
stuck in a wrong decision.
(See SUCCESS on Page 9B)


REQUEST FOR QUAUFICATIONS

The Gulf Coast, Workforce Board announces the availability of a Request fo,r( .
Qualifications (RFQ) titled "A Base Realignment and Closure Action Plan." The
purpose of the RFQ is to establish a contract between a professional firm to
prepare and complete iihe BRAC Action Plan for the Gulf Coast Workforce
Board. It is intended that the contract will be for a period of September through
December 2005.

The Board is seeking ,RFQ's from organizations capable of providing these
services as expeditiously as possible and with the administrative capabilities to
manage a comprehensive project, and who have the ability to work closely with
required community partners.

To obtain further information about this RFQ, please contact:

Gulf Coast Workforce Board
5230 West US Highway 98
Panama City, FL 32401
850-913-3285"
1-800-311-3685 ext. 3285
850-913-3269 Fax

Minority businesses are encouraged to apply. The Workforce Investment Act
Is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Program and auxiliary aids and services
are available upon request to individuals with disbilities.







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Managers and investors need
to be willing to change a course
of action that isn't working,
no matter how much faith,
time, and money may have
been put into it so far. You
need to be willing to abandon
a path that is not taking you
where you want to go and
start over again.
Captain Oliver Hazard
Perry is famous for captain-
ing the ship that bore the
flag saying "Don't give up the
ship" during the War of 1812.
The little known fact is that he
did abandon that ship! When
80% of his men were dead
and his ship was sinking, he
paddled a little john-boat over
to another ship, took control
of it, and soundly defeated
the British in the Battle of
Lake Erie.
Tip No. 7: Realize that
pain and heartache are only
labor pains before your birth.
Many people who lost
their jobs and businesses as
the economy took a downturn


DEP Wins

Conference
The Department of
Environmental Protection
(DEP) recently was honored at
the 38th Annual Governor's
Conference on Tourism in
Hollywood, Florida. Presented
by VISIT FLORIDA and the
Florida Commission on
Tourism, DEP was presented
Flagler Awards for the 2004
Florida Folk Festival and
the Living Waters: Aquatic
Preserves of Florida documen-
tary and photograph exhibit.
The Department was also a
finalist in another category for-
the Florida State Parks Month
poster.
"Through the
Department's commitment
to protecting and preserving
Florida's environment, our
visitors have many opportuni-
ties to visit ...the Real Florida,"
said DEP Secretary Colleen M.
Castille. "Through our state
parks and trails, aquatic pre-
serves and other recreational
opportunities, we entertain
and educate millions of visi-
tors annually."
DEP was honored with a
Flagler Award in the "special
events" category for the 2004
Florida Folk Festival. Held
annually at Stephen Foster
Folk Culture Center State
Park, the Festival celebrates
the cultural traditions of all
Floridians, from Seminoles
and cowboys to the newest res-
idents from around the globe.
In 2004, folk music singer Arlo
Guthrie headlined the festival
for more than 17,800 guests,


From Page 7B
have searched for years and
have yet to find a job in their
industry. This loss may have
a profound effect on their
sense of self. Like Moses after
he was stripped of his wealth
and power and was exiled
into the desert by Pharaoh,
they may feel as if all is lost,
as they find themselves doing
work they never would have
envisioned themselves doing
when they were in college. But
Moses' many years of exile in
the desert was exactly what
he needed in order to become
the kind of man who would
eventually free the Hebrews
from slavery.
In any painful, frighten-
ing situation, you need to
realize that there is hope on
the other side of the tragedy,
even if you can't see it yet.
When you quit, you guarantee
that you will not be around to
experience that which makes
your suffering count for some-
thing. Turn your pain into a
purpose.



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on Tourism
raising $146,000.
In addition, DEP was pre-
sented another Flagler Award
for the Living Waters: Aquatic
Preserves of Florida docu-
mentary, which was honored
in the "resource/promotion-
al material-consumer elec-
tronic" category. Previously,
the documentary has aired
statewide on public television,
and received the Crystal Reel
award for "Best
Cinematography 2005"
from the Florida Motion Picture
and Television Association and
a national "Telly Award" at the
Louis Wolfson 16th Annual
Film & Video Awards.
Named in 'honor of Henry
Flagler, the grandfather of
Florida tourism, the Flagler
Awards recognize excellence
in tourism marketing, adver-
tising and promotion by the



Encore!
Gulf Alliance for Local
Arts would like to thank this
community, our sponsors, art-
ists, members and friends for
your over-whelming support of
our first First Fridays, Fine Art
Series at the Port Inn in Port
St. Joe. Wowl
Our official series ended
in August, but in response to
your demand for more, we'd-
like to invite you to wrap up
our successful summer series.
First Friday's Encore pres-
ents a photographic exhibit


If you persevere, you will
gain wisdom and perspec-
tive and finally realize why
you went through everything:
namely, to become a new per-
son, the person you needed to
become in order to achieve the
success you were seeking.
Claim Your Future
Success
Many heroes of the past
have blazed a trail for us
to follow if we really want
to overcome tragedies and
failures. Remember, just
because you may have failed
does not mean you are a "fail-
ure." Failure is an attitude,
not a place. Get up and keep
crawling, sliding, and falling
forward in the direction of
your dreams. If you follow the
hero's path, eventually you
will get there.
By Daniel R. Castro,
author of "Critical Choices
That Change Lives: How
Heroes Turn Tragedy Into
Triumph." Visit him online at
www.dancastro.com.


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state's tourism industry.
Initiated in 2000, winners in
fifteen categories are chosen
by an independent panel of
marketing professionals and
announced at the annual
Governor's Conference on
Tourism. The conference,
hosted annually by VISIT
FLORIDA, brings together key
members of Florida's tourism
sector to discuss the latest
industry trends, conditions
and business practices. This
year's theme, "Beyond the
Blue Horizon," focused on
forward thinking trends and
challenges facing the tourism
industry.
For more information on
DEP, visit www.dep.state.
fl.us. For more information
on the Governor's Conference,
on Tourism, visit www.visit-
florida.com.




featuring the works of local
artists, Tim Gussman, Debbie
Hooper and Ed Tiley.
Also, back by popular
demand, John Mazzanovich
and Tom Connor will provide
musical entertainment.
Join us for beer and burg-
ers (cash bar for everything
else) on Friday, Sept. 2 from
5-8 pm ET at The Port Inn.
First Friday's Encore
is sponsored by Coastal
Community Bank and The
Thirsty Goat.


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Calling A
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 inter-


Ill Volunteers!!!


ested 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 guid-
ance and training. Interested
parties should contact Don
Washabaugh at 850-227-
77340 or Regina Washabaugh
at 850-899-8647.
Domestic Violence is look-
ing for a volunteer office sup-


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


Senior Center Benefit Golf Tournament
Gulf County Senior in one winner of $10,000.00, will help to ensure that the
Citizens is pleased to an awards program, and a 4th Annual Golf Tournament
announce the Fourth Annual buffet dinner, will be as successful as last
Golf Tournament & Benefit Sponsorships are $50. year.
and Dinner at the prestigious Each sponsor will receive the Gulf County Senior
St. Joseph's Bay Country following: Company name on a Citizen's Association is a
Club. asign hv the hole they sponsor. non-profit organization which


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 peo-
ple 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


their name announced and
published in the local news-
papers, and program booklet.
Call now for an early sponsor-
ship, 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.
Your participation, spon-
sorships and prize donations
are greatly appreciated. They


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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 are 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 Jerry Stokoe. Please
call 229-8440 or 899-1036
to register or for sponsorship
opportunities.


Historic Apalachicola coastal cottage

165 7th Street

Priced to sell at
-$150,000.00

S(850)647-5210

2 Bedrooms/ 1 Bath
C2 Zoning for residential or commercial
New roof, siding, shutters, flooring,
:. interior & exterior paint and
lighting, interior doors, knobs,
appliances & fixtures


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EVERYTHING WE TOUCH TURNS TO SOLD


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


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


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


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


CAPE SAN BLAS MOTIVATED
SELLER Beautifully wooded lot in
Southbeach. Adjacent lot is listed at
$485,000. Terrific investment oppor-
tunity. MLS 105570 $335,000
TREASURE SHORES Good size,
high first tier comer lot with fan-
tastic gulf views in a neighborhood
of quality homes. Deeded gulf ac-
cess. Federal flood Insurance avail-
able when you build. MLS 105815
$599,000
PARK POINT Large comer lot in
a great new Cape community adja-
cent to the State Park. The toughest
part of living here will be deciding
whether you want to swim in the
Gulf, the bay, or the Park Point pool
just across the street. MLS 105868
$424,000


WATERS EDGE EAST Beautiful
views when you build. Gulf views
from the front, undisturbed natural
Florida from the back. Only a short
walk to the beach. Adjacent to Flor-
ida State Wildlife Buffer Preserve.
Sewer permit included. One owner
Is licensed real estate broker associ-
ate. MLS 105406 $299,000
BOARDWALK Prime comer lot
in established Cape San Bias gulf-
front neighborhood of attractive
homes. Community pool and hot-
tub. Deeded 'beach access. MLS
106877 $449,000
PORT ST. JOE Large, beautifully
wooded lot near the college and
proposed new hospital. ONe of the
best values in town. MLS 106137
$149,000


1085 Cape San Blas Rd.


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den by the news that Dana
Reeve has been diagnosed
with lung cancer:
"All of us at the American
Cancer Society are sad-
dened to learn that Dana
Reeve has been diagnosed
with lung cancer. We wish
her and her family all the
best during her treatment
and ongoing recovery. She
has shown strength and
courage in the face of tre-
mendous adversity in the
past, and that strength will
serve her well during this
time. The American Cancer
Society has long admired
Ms. Reeve's work and vital-
ity as a health advocate and
mother. In February, the
Society's Eastern Division
honored her as Mother of the
Year for her devotion to her
son Will and stepchildren
Matthew and Alexandra, as
well as for her dedication to
improving her community.


"A spokesperson is quot-
ed as saying Ms. Reeve is
not a smoker. Lung cancer
does occur in people who
have never smoked, even
though cigarette smoking is
by far the biggest risk fac-
tor for lung cancer in the
U.S., causing an estimated
80 percent of lung cancers
in women and 90 percent
in men. Known risk fac-
tors that may affect never
smokers include exposure
to secondhand smoke and
radon, as well as occupa-
tional exposure to asbestos
and certain chemicals and
metals. Genetic suscepti-
bility is thought to play a
greater role in people who
develop lung cancer at an
early age. Fewer than 3 per-
cent of lung cancers occur
in people under the age of
45.
"Progress against lung
cancer will require further


Vacant Land Deals

Now is your time, buyers!!

MLS# 105365 Largest lot in Bay Colony Subdivision (0.37 acres), Community Pool, Pier, Great Location
- Best deal in Apalachicola.. $205,000.

MLS# 104551 Well Established Boardwalk Subdivision on Cape San Bias. Community Pool, Hot
Tub, Boardwalks to Beach, Nice sized lots (78' X 103'). X Flood Zone. Gulf View lot priced to sell at
$475,000.

MLS# 106379 Vz acre Canal Front lot in quiet Indian Summer Subdivision on Indian Pass. Natural
setting, Gulf Front Pool and Clubhouse. $499,000.

MLS# 106085 Outstanding Gulf Views from this First Tier lot in Treasure
Shores Subdivision. Property measures 90' X 155', Federal Flood Insurance available, highest elevation
in the neighborhood. $595,000.

MLS# 107429 Gulf Front on highly desirable Indian Pass! Over V2 acre (50' X 470'), Nice Foliage &
Incredible Views. Wonderful investment or building site. $979,000.


Chris Petrie
Cell: 850-899-8765
Toll Free: 877-512-9366 ext. 102


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Resort Realty

1252 Cape San Bias Road Cape San Bias
Local: 850-227-7891


PUBLIC NOTICE

A Public Hearing will be held, with the Board of City Commissioners sitting as
the Planning and Development Review Board, on September 6, 2005, at 5:30
p.m. in the Commission Chambers at 305 Cecil G. Costin Blvd. The public
hearing will be to discuss and hear comments on the following:

1. Small Scale Map Amendment 2005-SSA-1; Varied Owners
Tax ID are varied, 6.46 acres; Changing County Residential
Use to City Residential-1 Land Use.
2. Small Scale Map Amendment 2005-SSA-2; Varied Owners
Tax ID are varied, 13.26 acres; Changing County
Residential Use to City Residential-1 Land Use.
3. Small Scale Map Amendment 2005-SSA-3; Barefoot
Properties Tax ID# 03559-065 19.16 acres; Changing
County Mix Commercial/Residential Low Density to City Land
Use Commercial 3.41 acres and 15.75 acres Residential-3.
4. Small Scale Map Amendment 2005-SSA-4; Roberson Trust
Tax ID# 04430-000, 1.8 acres; Changing County Mix
Commercial/Residential Low Density to City Land Use
Residential-3.
5. Small Scale Map Amendment 2005-SSA-5; R.W. Butler Tax
ID# 04280-000R, .93 acre; Changing County Mix
Commercial/Residential Low Density to City Land Use
Residential-3.

The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Informa-
tion can be viewed at City Hall prior to the meeting.

City of Port St. Joe: SSA -1
Proposed Land Uses- Residential 1 (R-1) City of Port St Joe SSA 2
I \ Proposed Future Land
Residential 1 (R-1)
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oCity of Port St. Joe: SSA -43 i o P J SA 4
Proposed Land Uses Residential 3 & Commercial P ropos Lnd Uses Residential 3

Commercial I
Residential 3 I Residential 3

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efforts to prevent cigarette
smoking as well as advanc-
es in early detection and
treatment. The good news is
per capital consumption is
now at the lowest level since
World War II and that lung
cancer death rates have
fallen 17 percent in men
from 1990 to 2002. Both
incidence and death rates
have leveled off in women so
we are turning the comer.
Nevertheless with 46 million
former smokers in the U.S.
and the inevitability that
some people who have never


Year round enrollment
and improved customer ser-
vice lead to thousands of
applications and new enroll-
ments since June 10th
Tallahassee Florida
families with uninsured chil-
dren are finding it easier to
enroll in the Florida Healthy
Kids program.
As children head back
to school, parents are learn-
ing through a statewide cam-
paign about the program's
customer service improve-
ments, consumer-driven Web
site redesign and simplified
application process for enroll-
ment.
Since Governor Jeb Bush
signed legislation allowing
the program to resume year-
round enrollment in June,
thousands of new children
have enrolled in the state
subsidized health program.
Traditionally Healthy
Kids experiences a high vol-
ume of applications when
children go back to school in
the fall. As a result, Healthy
Kids staff expects to process
nearly 5,000 applications per
week for the next two months
as families respond to the
program's back-to-school
campaign.
During the first two
weeks of August along,
5,740 requests for applica-
tion were received by phone,
and 15,000 were downloaded
from the Healthy Kids Web


smoked will develop lung
cancer, continued research
into early detection and into
ways of improving targeted
therapy, which has shown
promise in some select
groups, remain very impor-
tant. The American Cancer
Society has been involved in
ongoing research into early
detection using CT scanning
as well as the development
of new targeted therapies.
"Ms. Reeve's diagnosis
and this week's passing of
Peter Jennings are remind-
ers that people have ques-


site. Families can call the
toll free hotline to request an
application or download one
from the Healthy Kids Web
site at www.healthyldds.org.
"This is a critical time
of the year for us and we
knew we had to make sure
families experience a positive
enrollment process from sign-
ups to check-ups," explained
Rose Naff, executive director
of Florida Healthy Kids. "So
the first thing we did was to
straight to our parents to get
suggestions on how to further
improve the program."
Ms. Naff and her staff
visited with Spanish and
English-speaking families
across the state during the
summer to get input on how
to make the program bet-
ter. During those meetings,
families said they wanted
improved customer service
and less paperwork, less
often, which the Legislature
approved.
"Overwhelmingly, parents
asked for peace of mind that
their child's health coverage
would be there when they
needed it," Naff said.
HealthyKidsrespondedby
first allowing enrolled families
to view their account informa-
tion on-line. The Healthy Kids
Web site (www.healthykids.
org) was re-designed and the
content updated with clear,
reliable information that fam-
ilies can access day or night.


tions about the disease, and
many smokers are look-
ing for ways to quit. The
American Cancer Society
offers support and hope for
people diagnosed with lung
cancer and their families
as well as resources to help
smokers quit 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week, includ-
ing its own Quitline, which
since its launch in May
2000 has provided services
to more than 100,000 call-
ers. For more information,
call 800-ACS-2345 or visit
www. cancer. org."



rovements


ram
At their convenience, families
enrolled in the program can
use the Web site to check
their accounts and make
online payments.
In addition, more phone
lines and more customer
service representatives were
added to the Healthy Kids
hotline.
"Even with these advanc-
es in the program's accessibil-
ity, we are still looking ahead
to more improvements," Naff
said. "Our goal is to continue
to listen to the families we
serve as we work to fill the
program with eligible unin-
sured children."
To learn more about the
Healthy Kids program or to
download an application,
families can log onto www.
healthykids.org or call 1-88-
540-KIDS (1-888-540-5437)
for enrollment information.
Florida Healthy Kids
is a public-private partner-
ship created by the Florida
Legislature in 1990 to provide
comprehensive, affordable
health care coverage to pre-
viously uninsured children
in Florida. Children enrolled
inr the program received doc-
tor's visits, immunizations
and dental appointments at
a monthly premium their
working parents can afford.
Uninsured children 18 years
of age and under, who do not
qualify for Medicaid, are eli-
gible for the program.


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Beach front townhouse located on Cape San Bias. 3Br/3.5B unit in a gated community
that includes 2 pools, clubhouse, tennis courts, stocked fish pond, manicured grounds, and
a beautiful sugar sand beach. This beautifully decorated townhouse has extras that make it
worth the investment. New roof, hurricane shutters, additional outside storage unit, ex-
tra A/C unit in master bedroom and has been freshly painted inside and out. $465,000
MLS#107402


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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
Each Office is Independently Owned & Operated i [ ']
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Carol Bell


Families Respond to Imp


in the Healthy Kids Prog


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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years


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HOMES FOR SALE HOMES FOR SALE HOMES FOR SALE HOMES FOR SALE HOMES FOR SALE


Gulf View Home at 147
Money Bayou Drive. Two
bedroom plus loft, two and
a half bath. Great Views
with FEMA Flood Insurance
available. Short walk to
beach! Asking $549,000.
Call Mark Schultz at 850-
227-5605 for details.


This one of a kind, 1924 Tidewater style
home has been completely remodeled and
sits on almost an acre of land; It has
apprqx. 3400 sq. ft, 4 bd, 3 1/2 bath, hard-
wood floors, crown molding, 2 claw' foot
tubs, 12 ft. ceilings, screed in porch with
wet bar, outdoor shower and fish cooker,
sprinkler system, FEMA flood ins. available.
Call Sonjia Raffield 340-0900


588 Ling Street Great investment
property or home site, lot is 100 x 135
with mobile home, just minutes from
public boat ramp, intracoastal waterway
and beaches. Call Sonjia Raffield at
340-0900.


Location, Location, Location,
Beach Front oblique unit with
all balcony on the beach. This
unit shows to be in an "X FLOOD
ZONE" according to the Flood
maps. Unit has never been rent-
ed and very well maintained.
Community with many ameni-
ties.$645,000 Call Carol Bell
850-227-4252


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


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


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


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


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


215 S. Neptune, 3 Bedroom/2 Bath home
on Indian Pass. Beautifully Landscaped
1st Tier Octogon Beach House. Located
in "X" Flood Zone and FEMA is also
available. Call Mark Schultz at 850-227-
5605.


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


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


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


4891 CR C-30: Beach Cottage like brand
new, inside and out. Located on the
bay side of C-30 with great view of St.
Joseph Bay. MUST SEE! $489,000.00
mls#107051Call Richard Squires or
Sonjia Raffield 227-9600


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


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


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


1309 Marvin Avenue 3BR 2B home
situated on nice lot in Port St Joe. Very
well maintained. Central h/a, carpet,
nice deck out back. Call Susie White for
appointment 800-451-2349 or 850-
227-4046. $229,900.00.


S. Lovely completely renovated home in 102 SEA PINES LANE GULF AIRE S/D
w one of the established best neighbor- ST. JOE BEACH Lovely 4 Br 2 Ba large
hoods.Located behind the hospital with home on interior corner lot with some
a park in front of the home. Appliances Gulf view. Great for large family or one
5451 Sandbar Drive-3br/4.5ba are only 2 years oldl Ready and waiting i ;. *.- with lots of company. Fireplace upstairs
Charleston Low Country Style BAYFRONT with no hassle. Extra large beautifully and two complete kitchens one up and
home overlooking the St. Joseph Bay. landscaped fenced yard. Has yard build- Beacon Hill,8876 Hwy98-Great beachview one downstairs. 2 story with plenty of
2454 Hayes Avenue-3br/2ba mobile home This home has many Amenities including ing with electricity. Als6, huge room in from screen Hill, Has br/b a upstairs w/ deck and great viewlLandscaped yard
close to public boat ramp and beach- formal living with Fireplace, Bose stereo garage for storage. New cabinetry in from screen porch! Has3br/2ba upstairs/ with irrigation system. Outside shower.
es. Situated on a nice lot with fenced in system throughout home, and a master kitchen, irrigation system many ameni- entry from back street and 2br/2ba down- Hot tub off master bath upstairs. Near
yard. MLS#106179 $399,000 Call Sonjia suite with garden tub. THIS IS A MUST ties. $499,000 THIS IS A MUST SEE! stairs w/entry from Hwy 98. MLS#101275 subdivision swimming pool and tennis
Raffield 340-0900 SEE. Call Susie White 800-451-2349. Call Ellen Allemore @ 850-227-5146 $695,000 Call Ellen Allemore courts. Many more amenities. $499,000
MLS#102479. $889,500 for more information on this great MLS 103823 Call Ken Siprell 850-
home 340-0567


LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS
BEACHES PORT ST. JOE roads make this a great homesite. $185,000 Jubilation lot #32 $419,000 Get into this great new development
Casuna Subdivision Lot 4, St. Charles Street, subdivision will *Port St. Joe, 115 Cabell Drive-This lot is located just steps away -Indian Pass-111 Stillwater South-Enjoy quiet living in one the with a lot that is priced to sell. Natalie 850-227-4355
include a pool & pool house. $238,000. Call Richard Squires from the beautiful St. Joe Bay. Close to schools. $389,900 newest subdivisions in Indian Pass. Underground utilities and paved Park Point Subdivision-107 Park Point Circle. Premium located
or Sonlia Raffield at 227-9600. *Port St. Joe,115 Stone Drive-Great lot, affordable investment roads make this a great homesite. $185,000 lot in premium located subdivision. Master planned community,
134 Palm Breeze Way 1/2 acre wooded lot in growing subdivi- in Port St. Joe. mls#106528 $137,000 Call Candice Upchurch Indian Pass- 101 Lagoon Drive. Great private 2nd tier home- deeded gulf access, pool and pool house. Motivated seller, Excellent
sion. Great buy at $71,000. Call Richard Squires or Sonjia 850-227-6402 site with beach access, as close to water as most Ist tiersI Arch. opportunity. $350,000. Contact Patrick Jones today @ (850)
Raffield at 227-9600 Pldntation Drive Large half acre lot in peaceful sublidvi- restrictions but NO hassles with a HOA. Beautiful secluded beach, 814-5878.
* CASUNA SUBDIVISION-New subdivision in Mexico Beach. Club sion adjoining golf course and St. Joseph Bay Country Club. steps away from Raw Bar,ONE minute drive to boat launch,camp '. 225 Park Point Circle. Premier location on the Cape. Great
house, pool, underground utilities, paved streets, all in process of $169,900, call Sonlia Raffield 340-0900. store, gas and St Vincent Island. $595,000. Call Kim Harrison amenities including pool, pool house, and deeded gulf access. Wise
being put in place. Developer is providing fill to bring property up PORT ST. JOE- (White City) MLS# 106486. Approx. 11.2 acres for more information @ 850-227-4960. investment. Contact Patrick Jones @ (850) 814-5878
to grade. Street address not yet assigned or obtained. Block A, Lot
4. Contact Patrick Jones for more Information @ (850) 227- on canal front property. $7,900,000 Call Warren Yeager for Indian Pass Gulf Front Lot Follow the oyster shell roads to this
4.Contact trick for more Information @ (850) 227- fLot00-ubi0a0 oal n gSbr for necv ruf tn eo oa rs! o L n """b"lo Sdiision. Over an acre of gulf front prop-
9600 or (850) 814-5878. more information ao 800-451-2349 or 850-227-9600. beautiful gulf front lot. Only two houses away from gulf front cam-
munity pool. This very private, little community is tucked away from erty in the premier subdivision on Cape San Bias. Close proximity
* 117 Desoto Street, St. Joe Beach, GULF VIEW LOT, 50x150. Port St. Joe, 2405 Hwy 98-Large beautiful bay view lot has it all. 68' X 217' MLS #105561 Kim Harrison 227.4960 to the beach club house. A fantastic investment and great place
$595,000. Call Brenda Miller @ 850-227-5380 unobstructed view of St. Joe Bay, great place to build a home. to build a beach home. In a X-flood zone. $1,500,000. Contact
mls#105525 $875,000 Call Sonlia 340-0900. Waterfront lot in East Bay Plantation. Beautiful dockable Patrick Jones @ (850) 814-5878.
* Mexico Beach- MLS# 106182. Nice corner lot on mexico beach Southgate Subdivision in beautiful Port St. Joe. Gated lot 1.10 acre on Wetappo Creek, easy intercoastal access. Great
with beautiful unobstructed gulf view great for your beach home Community Brick Paers, underground in beautilities. Close to scht. Joe Gated investment opportunity Call Candice Upchurch 850.227.6402 Lot 9, Phase 1, Jubilation Subdivision. Over an acre of gulf
CALL ELLEN ALLEMORE @ 227-227-5146 FOR MORE INFO. front property i the premier subdivision on Cape San Bias. Close
CALL ELLEN ALLEMORE @ 227-227-5146 FOR MORE INFO. churches and downtown. Call Mark Schultz at 850-227-5605. 211 Hardy Street, Overstreet MLS#103778 2.21 acres in the proximity to the beach club house. A fantastic investment and
Rare commercial/residential highway frontage opportunity in Port St. Joe's newest business address offers just 41 com- country, close to intra-coastal waterway. Left uncleared for natural great place to build a beach home. In a X-flood zone. $1,400,000.
mmons Bayous area. Creation bay view home site or excellent co mercial lots with water front views, tasteful landscaping with water setting. Homes or mobile homes. $120,000 Call Brenda Miller Contact Patrick Jones @ (850) 814-5878.
406 feet of highway frontage. $450,000. Call Sonla Raffield fountains, brick papers and morel A charming "Old Florida" planned 850-227-5380 Frnt Beautifu property w/beach
850- 340-0900 -Uou al olaRdevelopment perfect for professional offices, shops. Strict architec- Large 3/4 acre lot with beautiful unobstructed views of St. an Bas-7463 Gulf F Beut ppe
tural control. Act fast! Lots starting at $299,900 Joe Bay. Call Sonlia Raffleld 340-0900 access along left side of property linel MLS#106461 $1,350,000
MLS#105141 126 Rosemary Court This Gulf View lot Call Todayl Contact Candice Upchurch for more information
is in a premier subdivision offering each lot owner a commu- 105 Conch Street 102'x105' lot located in Sunset Villlage CAPE SAN BLAS @ 850-227-6402.
nity boardwalk to the Gulf of Mexico. The entire subdivision Subd. Beautifully landscaped with attractive street signs, and a
is heavily landscaped with paved streets and a gated entrance, community pool. Homes being built in this area are premium sttier lots in Lantana Bythe Sea, beautiful gulfview- $485,000. Cape San Bias- 214 White Sands Drive. 1st Tier Lot with great
Community will also have their own beachside pool $525,000 in style and construction. Subd. will be adjacent to Windmarks Call Richard Squires or Sonlia Raffield at 227-9600. view in good location. Gulf Access via boardwalk. This lot is sur-
$495,000 Contact Carol Bell for more information @ 850- final phase of development. Call Carol for more info @850- 4583 Cape San Bias Road Large Ist tier lot $725,000. Call rounded by lovely homes. Ride by today and call Susie White
227-4252 227-4252 Richard Squires or Sonla Raffield at 227-9600. 800-451-2349 or 850-227-4046.
109 N. 27th Street, Mexico Beach MLS#104393 Gulf view OTHER GULF COUNTY ACREAGE Jubilation Subdivision Lot 30 & 36 in master planned coam- Cape San Bias, 1st tier lot-Fantastic view of the beaches of Cape
lot 75x100, surveyed, short walk to the beach. $299,900 Call Indian Pass,109 Stillwater South-Enjoy quiet living in one the munity with pool, club house & boardwalk $405,000. each. Call San Bas. Just steps away from the St. Joseph State Park. $749,900
Brenda Miller 850-227-5380 newest subdivisions in Indian Pass. Underground utilities and paved Richard Squires or Sonjia Raffield at 227-9600. mls#105626

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Port St. Joe Elementary School Peacebuilders of the Week Front Row: Pre-K-Colleen Bishop;
Kindergarten-Claudia Alcorn, Second Row: 3rd Grade-Janel Kerigan; 2nd Grade-Destiny Brewer; 3rd
Row: 1st Grade-Jacorian Calloway; 4th grade-Bryan Powell; 5th grade-Karah Bradley.


Young Scientists stance that is neither a solid
Scientists in Mrs. April nor a liquid. The scientists'
Bidwell's fourth grade class lab reports are all showing
are working up to their elbows up with new and interest-
in "Oobleck." Supposedly, ing features of the substance.
this green, slimy, and rather What things sink or float
unusual substance has been in Oobleck? What happens
found on a distant planet when pressure, heat, or cold
and brought back to earth to are added to the Oobleck?
be examined. Students have Using their findings, students
been working daily to discov- built space ships that could
er the properties of this-mys- go and retrieve more of this
terious goop. Oobleck seems extremely attention grabbing
to be a special type of sub- product. What a great learn-


ing tool Oobleck!
The Students of the
Week from Wewahitchka
Elementary School for the
week of Aug. 19 are: .First
Grade, Emily Peavy; Second
Grade, Destanie Parrish; Fifth
Grade, Remy Miller, Katie
Parker and Ashleigh Rouse.
The Students of the Week
for. the week of Aug. 26 are
Second Grade, Carla Peavy;
Third Grade Cordale Green;
Fourth Grade, Abriale Kemp;
Fifth Grade Calvin Dean and
Maria Ortiz; Sixth Grade,
Trey McGill.
Congratulations to all of
the Students of the Week.
Keep up the good work!


Lit,


Port St. Joe
The Port St. Joe Band
of Gold needs your help!
Through the years sever-
al student band uniforms
did not make it back to the
school. Anyone may turn in
band uniforms or accesso-
ries to the high school office
no questions asked. With
new uniforms priced at $500
each, we are trying to col-
lect as many pieces to outfit
the current band as possible.
Anyone who has a uniform
and is unable to deliver it
to the school may call Mary
at 227-4162 and arrange to
have the uniform picked up.
Our band is growing!
With the .large influx of mid-
dle school students to the


band, many instruments are
needed. Anyone wishing
'to donate serviceable band
instruments to the PSJ Band
of Gold may deliver them to
the high school office. A
donation receipt will be pro-
vided. Anyone who has an
instrument to donate and is
unable to deliver it to the
school may call Mary at 227-
4162 and arrange to have the
instrument picked up.
Port St. Joe Band
Boosters meets on the first
Tuesday of each month at
7:00 p.m. ET at the high
school band room. All band
parents are invited to attend.
Band Booster parents earned
funds for various band equip-


News Column
Faith Christian School


What a great start to the
2005-2006 school year We
have been so busy with our
many programs (as well as
getting to know all the new
families and faces) that we
have been negligent in sub-
mitting our articles to the
STAR. To all of our readers,
please accept our apologies.
In the coming weeks, we
will feature our new facul-
ty and staff. Faith Christian
School has been blessed with
quality men and women who
sacrificially give of their time
and efforts. Their rewards
may. be seen daily,as the .lives
of our students are impacted
by the love of. God. But, we
also realize that our rewards
have a place in eternity. With
that in mind, our goal is to
please Jesus Christ in all that
we say and do.
Each year our students
are involved in outstanding
fundraising events. However,
this year we have made some
adjustments. We are limiting
our school-wide fundraising
campaigns to our Christmas


Card Sales for the fall and the
Spaghetti Dinner and Auction
in the spring.
We kicked off our
Christmas Card Campaign last
week. Our Christmas cards are
unique. Bible Verses can be
found printed in many of the
card selections. The wrapping
paper is exclusively selected
by the fundraising company
(Abundant Funds) and can
only be found and distrib-
uted through the schools that
sell their products. Though
the cards and gift wrap will
not last for eternity, the pur-
chase of such items can help
Faith Christian School make
an impact in the lives of our
families and students.
Our prayers are with
"Miss Jackie" Quarles. She
has been struggling with a
major viral infection, but is
doing much better. Many of
you know that for years she
has written the Lion's Tale for
the newspaper. In the mean-
time, we are all chipping in to
keep you informed.


ment purchases, trips for the
kids and scholarships last
year. Come join us Tuesday,
September 6 at 7:00 pm to
learn what exciting contribu-
tions we plan to make to the
band this year.
To learn more about PSJ
Band of Gold you may go
online to http://lessonplans.
gulf.kl2.fl.us. Pick band
director Mitch Bouington's site
and you may view announce-
ments, class information and
pictures of the band.



Parent Soup
When your baby is fussy
and you have tried soothing
them without success inside
the house, try stepping out-
side with them (in the back-
yard, onto the deck, patio, or
porch, etc.) Let them feel the
breeze, caress their skin and
let the sun's warmth shine
down on their face. (Be sure to
take precautions with protect-
ing your baby's skin.)
Whatever the circum-
stance, their brains are being
challenged to attend to a new
set of cues: temperature,
noise, visual, etc. For healthy
brain development, babies
need a variety of experiences
in a safe setting. As they (and
you) begin to calm, talk to
them about what you are see-
ing, hearing and feeling.
This is the beginning of
language development by
hearing, you speak to them.
Most of all, enjoy them, for
they grow up very quickly.
Parent Soup is brought
to you by Healthy Families
Bay/Gulf, a program of the
Life Management Center of
Northwest Florida.
For more parenting
advice, contact our tip hotline
at 1-800-FLA-LOVE, or Bay
and Gulf family care coordina-
tor Shirley Wright, 522-4485
x1608.
The Healthy Families office
is located at 311 Williams Ave.
in Port St. Joe, (227-1135).


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'Beautiful secluded home loatied on 200 feet of the Dead
Lakes 2 large bedrooms, 2 baths, (app. 1729 sq. ft) great
landscaping


MILS#107222 $789,000.00
205 Sea Pines Lane, Port St, Joe
Immaculate home located in GulfAire Subdivision 3 bedroom,
2.5 bath Dedicated Beach, pool privileges


VACANT LAND


MLS#105522 -
107 Stone Drive, Ward Ridge
PRICE REDUCED to $130,000. Great Investment.
Approximately 75' by 150' Great location in growing com-
munity close to schools


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FORGOTTEN COAST REALTY
Each Office Independently Owned and Operated
4288 Cape Can Blas Rd, Port St. Joe, FL 32456


MLS#105435
Our Town Road, Wewahitchka, Florida PRICE REDUCED to
$150,000 10 acres



PEGGY BURKETT
Sales Associate
(850) 227-68oo CELLULAR

MICHAEL BURKETT
Sales Associate
(850) 227-8003 CELLULAR


(850) 227-1010
S pburkett@cbforgottencoast.com mburkett@cbforgottencoast.com





281 Wes Arm Drve, Weahitch

HBHH^^$1599900


Band of Gold News


Beautiful Waterview of the Dead Lakes! 3BR/2BA Mobile home on West Arm
Drive. Beautiful lot and desirable location. Dead Lake landing directly in front of
property. Property does not require flood insurance



Wanting to Buy or Sell A Home?

Just say "Help Me Rhonda"

Call Today...447-2047
Office...229-1110
email... rhonda@dannyryalsrealestate.com
Website.. .dannyryalsrealestate.com
DANNY RYALS REAL ESTATE
308 REID AVE. PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456

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Arizona Chemical's Port St. Joe Plant Accepting Applications for

International Paper Company Foundation Grants


Arizona Chemical's Port
St., Joe Plant will be accept-
ing applications through
September 23, 2005 from non-
profit community organizations
for 2005 International Paper (IP)
Company Foundation Grants.
Non-profit organizations can
apply for IP Foundation grants
in the areas of education and
new critical community needs.
The types of programs funded
in these categories are:
Education
"Environmental Education
particularly those efforts
intended to reach young chil-
dren, Outdoor classrooms, for-
estry and air and water quality
programs are of interest.
Literacy Programs that
will enhance children's read-
ing skills or programs that
teach English as a second lan-
guage hold a high priority.
'Minority Career
Development education
programs targeted to women
and minorities that empha-
size careers in manufactur-
ing, engineering or forestry.
Outreach education programs
f, college potential minority
youth.
New Critical Community
Needs
The Foundation realizes
that there are times in every
community when unexpected
needs arise for which there
are no readily available funds.
Consequently, the Foundation
will consider providing "seed"
money on a one-time, nonre-
curring basis for these needs.
The project must be a new
"critical" community initiative.
The proposal must dem-
onstrate the support of the
local community and should
provide a benefit to the com-
murity at large.
Sources of potential future
funding must be identified.
All grant application
forms must be completed in
their entirety to be considered,
and must' be submittedd by
September 23, 2005, to:
SLaura Murphy
Arizona Chemical
345 Kenny Mill Road
;Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 229-8271 ext 234
A group .of Port St. Joe
team .members will review
grant applications and make
funding recommendations to
the Foundation. We expect to
announce funding decisions
by November 15, 2005.
Organizations that apply
for grants should keep in mind
that the Foundation provides
grants to nonprofit charitable
organizations classified under
Section 501(c)(3) of the United
States Internal Revenue
Service Code. In addition, cer-
tain municipal;, county, state
and federal entities are eli-
gible, such as school districts
and police departments. The


Foundation will not review
a proposal unless the tax-
exempt organization takes full
legal, fiscal and administrative
responsibility for the request.
Detailed information
about the IP Foundation Grant
program and applications can
be obtained electronically from
International Paper's web site
at internationalpaper.com.
After opening the site, click on
IP Philanthropy and theh on
Application Form.
If you would like to receive
the grant application form in a
Microsoft Word format, please
contact Laura Murphy via
phone or electronic mail at
laura.murphy@ipaper.com.
The Port St. Joe plant is
a part of Arizona Chemical,
a company of International


Gulf Area H
Foreign high school stu-
dents are scheduled to arrive
soon for academic semester
and year program homestays,
and the sponsoring organiza-
tion 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 acci-
dent 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 representa-
tives match students with
host families by finding com-
mon 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 stu-
dent into just about any situ-
ation, 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 chari-
table contribution deduction
on their itemized tax returns
for each month they host a
sponsored student.
For the upcoming pro-
grams, P.I.E. has 'students
from Germany, the Former
Soviet Union, Venezuela,
Argentina, Brazil, Macedonia,
Hungary, Korea, Mexico,


Paper. Arizona Chemical is a
global leader in pine chemistry.
The company has seven manu-
facturing plants in the U.S. and
six in Europe, and supplies
pine chemicals to the adhe-
sives, inks and coatings and
oleochemicals markets. Arizona
Chemical also has research
and development capabilities
and a network of sales offices
throughout the world.
International Paper
(http://www.internationalpa-
per.com) businesses include
paper, packaging and forest
products. As one of the larg-
est private landowners in. the
world, IP foresters and ecolo-
gists manage the woods with
great care in compliance with
the rigorous standards of the
Sustainable Forestry Initiative
program. The SFI program


is an independent certifica-
tion system that ensures the
perpetual planting, growing
and harvesting of trees while
protecting biodiversity, wildly
life, plants, soil, water and air
quality. In the U.S. alone, IP
protects more than a half mil-
lion acres of unique and envi-
ronmentally important habitat
on its forestlands through con-
servation easements and land
sales to environmental groups.
And, the company has a long-
standing policy of using no
wood from endangered forests.
Headquartered in the United
States, IP has operations in
over 40 countries and sells
its products in more than 120
nations.


ost Families Needed Now


Australia, Yugoslavia, China
.and many other countries.
P.I.E. is also participat-
ing in two special govern-
ment-funded programs to
bring scholarship students
from the Newly Independent
States of the former Soviet
Union as well as predomi-
nantly Islamic countries such
as Yemen, Syria, Jordan,
Morocco, Kuwait, Iraq and
Qatar to the United States.
P.I.E. is a non-profit educa-
tional organization that has
sponsored more than 25,000
students from 45 countries
since its founding in 1975.
The organization is desig-
nated by the United States
Department of State and
is listed by the Council on
Standards for International
Education Travel (CSIET),
certifying that the organiza-
tion complies with the stan-


dards set forth in CSIET's
Standards for International
Education Travel Programs.
Doty encourages families
to contact the program imme-
diately, 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 inter-
ested in learning more about
student exchange or arrang-
ing for a meeting with a com-
munity 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 stu-
dents as well as possibilities
for community volunteers to
assist and work with area
host families, students and
schools.


FACC and Extract


Systems Form Partnership;


Offer Redaction Solution


for Florida Counties


The Florida Association
of Court Clerks and
Comptrollers (FACC)
announced today that they
have partnered with Extract
Systems- to distribute ID
Shield automated redaction
software to Florida's Clerks
of the Court. Automated'
redaction software allows
Florida's Clerks to protect
certain personal and finan-
cial information while still
providing online access to
'public records. Florida, the
first state to pass legislation
protecting specific .data on
all publicly available docu-
ments, requires all docu-
ments to have this sensitive
data redacted by January 1,
2007.
ID Shield makes it
easier for Clerks of Court
to meet the 2007 deadline
on a tight budget. Extract
Systems, based in Middleton,
Wisconsin, developed the
software to assist govern-
ment employees in removing
personal and financial infor-
mation from online public
records. Because ID Shield


can process a high volume of
documents per day, coun-
ties can automatically redact
previously recorded docu-
ments and not just redact
on a "go-forward" basis.

About FACC:
The Florida Association
of Court Clerks is a pri-
vate, non-profit, member-
based association support-
ing Florida's Clerks of the
Circuit Court and County
Comptrollers through edu-
cation, training and consor-
tium projects.
About Extract Systems:
Extract Systems was
founded in March, 1998
in Madison, Wisconsin
as UCLID Software, LLC.
Extract Systems develops
automated indexing and
redaction software for coun-
ties, using its award-winning
OCR technology for land
records and other unstruc-
tured documents. To learn
more about ID Shield, visit
http:/ /redaction .extractsys-
tems.com


Benefit Sidewalk Sale


Mr. Brown's class at
Wewahitchka Elementary will
be having a sidewalk sale on
Friday, September 9, 2005
from 9 to 10 AM.
Unusual toys and
neat stuff will be available for
the kids.


Special gifts will be
offered to honor our grand-
parents on Grandparents Day
ISunday, September 11 )
All proceeds will be
donated to the American Red
Cross to help the recent vic-
tims of Hurricane Katnna.


.,B)O :you have loved one that may need skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupa-
tional therapy, speech therapy, wound care, assistance with bathing or other health care
needs? Qid you know that many of the elderly qualify for health care in the privacy of
their home. A&A HomeCare Inc. may be the team for you. We are a local agency, with
a friendly, professional staff geared to give quality health care. A&A Homecare, Inc.
accepts medcare, soedicamedicaid. Blue Cro' and Blue Shield of Florida, private pay
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A Coast Electric Coop Employees Receive Promotion
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Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative i proud to
announce that four of its
employees have recently
been promoted to new posi-
tions.
Kristin Bennett is
Supervisor of Marketing
and Member Services.
Bennett was employed
with Gulf Coast Electric for
three years as its Member
Services Specialist before
being promoted to this title.
She graduated magna cum
laude from Chipola Junior
College with an Associate
in Arts degree and from
Florida State University
with a Bachelor of Science
degree in public relations
and a double minor in busi-
ness and English. Her job
responsibilities will include
overseeing the GCEC's mar-
keting programs such as
waters heaters, electric grills,
surge protection, energy


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audits and the Touchstone
Energy Home program, as
well as communication func-
tions including publications,
the Cooperative's website,
educational programs, the
Annual Members' Meeting,
advertising and economic
development functions.
Debbie Bush is
Supervisor of Office Services
for the Southport district
office. Bush has been an
employee of Gulf Coast
Electric Cooperative for 10
years as a Customer Service
Representative and has
been in charge of billing an
electric route and all water
accounts. In her new posi-
tion, she will oversee the
day-to-day activities of the
office services department of
the Southport office, which
primarily includes customer
information management.
Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative is part of the


Debbie Bush
consumers in Bay, Calhoun,
Gulf, Jackson, Walton and
Washington counties and
in the municipalities of
Wewahitchka, Ebro, Lynn
Haven, White City, Fountain
and Southport.


Newly Launched Site
Pets are lost at an alarm-
ing rate. Over 80,000 pets
go missing every day with
only 18 percent of them ever
getting returned. These vul-
nerable little members of.
our families are traumatized
without a means in which
to communicate how to get
them back to their families.
The Pet Rescue LLC will
send lists of lost and found
pets to all veterinarians, pet
shelters, and pet-related
centers for the local areas.
It is the only service which
aggressively advertises all lost
and found animals with pho-
tos throughout the US and
Canada. They cooperate and
exchange help with all pet-
related services. They offer
many free services; listings
of veterinarians, pet shelters,
adopt-a-pets which are local
to each state.
Their site offers a forum
which allows pet owners to
exchange thoughts with each
other about anything and
everything. They even have


for Reclaiming Pets
their own little weekly mag-
azine, Paw Prints Weekly,
which has animal-related
news and helpful hints in
maintaining healthy pets.
Mary Heiler, managing
member, states, "I think the
problem has been evident to
many considering over 3,300
pets disappear every hour in
the US alone. But it takes a
lot of cooperative effort."
They are proud of being
the first of this much needed
service to promote the return
of lost animals on such a
broad scale utilizing coopera-
tive efforts.
Heiler expects The Pet
Rescue to generate such
interest that volunteers will
be needed to assist to help
bring the pets back home to
their families. Please check
out the website at www.the-
petrescue.com.
They hope you won't need
their "lost and found pet" ser-
vice but hope you will utilize
the other services available
on the site.


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SGulf/Franklin Center, Port St. Joe



Gulf Coast Office of Lifelong Learning Presents
Community College EDUCATION ENCORE FALL 2005


Education Encore is a program of non-credit enrichment courses for adults 50+
A STRESS-FREE FORMAT: NO STRESS NO TESTS-NO GRADES -JUST FUN
CLASS SCHEDULE
All classes held on 6 consecutive Wednesdays, September 21st through October 26th.
Classes are held at Gulf Coast Community College, Gulf/Franklin Center in Port St. Joe.


8:30-9:30 a.m.
Computer- Basics
National & International Issues
Self-Publishing Children's Books
Health and Body Savvy
Louie L'amour His Life & Works


9:45-10:45 a.m.
Computer-Internet & Email
Creative Writing
Decorating Basics
Beginning Drawing
Watercolor I


11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Computer-MS Word
Hatha Yoga
Fun With Digital & Film Cameras
Scrapbooking 101
Watercolor I (Cont'd)


There is a $60.00 fee, whether you attend one or three classes, for the 6-week program.

Registration begins September 6th and deadline is September 20th. Walk-in registration is accepted at the Gulf /
Franklin Center Mon.-Thurs. 8-8 and Fri. 8-4. .
A SPECIAL RECEPTION FOR YOU
You are cordially invited to an informational reception!!
Meet the well-qualified instructors and learn more about each course!!
Wednesday, September 14th ... 1:00 p.m. ... Room A -101
Gulf / Franklin Center .. Port St. Joe
Http://lll.gulfcoast.edu/encore
For more information, call (850) 872-3823 or 1-800-311-3685, ext. 3823
Gulf Coast Community College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution.


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Better Business Bureau

Warns of New Jury Duty Scam


The Better Business
Bureau of Northwest Florida
is warning that the public
may be targeted by a caller
posing as a court employee
and using threats to get per-
sonal information for fraud.
The caller identifies him-
self as a representative of a
county or district court, and
tells the citizen he or she
has failed to report for jury
duty and that a warrant has
been issued for their arrest.
When the citizen claims they
never received a jury duty
notification, the scam artist
then asks the citizen for con-
fidential information, includ-
ing birth date, address and
Social Security number for


"verification" purposes. This
information is then used to
steal the victim's identity.
Federal and county
courts do not require anyone
to provide sensitive informa-
tion in a telephone call. Most
contact between any court
and a prospective juror will
be through the U.S. Mail, and
any -phone contact by real
court officials will not include
requests for social security
numbers, credit card num-
bers, or any other sensitive
information.
Consumers who receive
suspicious calls regarding fail-
ure to report for jury duty can
contact the Better Business
Bureau at 1'800-729-9226.


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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years


Kristin Bennett
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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL.


,ay, September 1, 2005 I\


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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., E.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 niay 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
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,
Floridda, 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., E.T.
By: Nathan Peters, Jr.,
Chairman
Attest: Rebecca L. Norris,
Clerk
Ad #2005-063
Publish 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.,
32V4 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
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-
lal forms are available in the
office of the Carol Davis, 305
Cecil Costin Blvd, Port St.
Joe, Florida, (850) 229-8261,
Monday through Friday,
'ir .:.r "" ,10. am and 5:00 prom.
i i.j i L.- 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
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA
THE CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA,
FLORIDA, a municipal corpora-
tion and public body corpo-
rate and politic of the 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
WEWAHIT.CHKA, 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
WEWAHITCHILM.Fa F-PTDA
INCLUDING i.:.*h.:RE-2,DEriT
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
"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 Anticipatidn
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
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
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE


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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
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, N 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


THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
FRANKLIN DELANO GUY HALL
Case No.: 05-60PR
Deceased.
/
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of Franklin Delano Guy
Hall, deceased, Case Number
05-60PR, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Gulf County,
Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000
Cecil Costin Boulevard, Port
St., Joe, Florida 32456. The
names and addresses of the
Personal Representative and
the Personal Representative's
attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this
notice is served.who have objec-
tions that challenge the validity -
of the will, the qualifications
of the personal representa-
tive, venue, or jurisdiction of
this Court are required to file
their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against


decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served
within three months after
the date of the first -publica-
tion of this notice must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or
demands against the 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, DEMANDS
AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice is September
1, 2005.
/s/SAMUEL W. BEARMAN
Florida Bar No. 216127
820 N: 12th Avenue
Pensacola, Florida 32501
(850) 438-1000
Attorney for Personal
Representative
,/s/NORMA K. HALL
Personal Representative
P.O. Box 13464
Mexico Beach, FL 3241
Pu;::.,h September 1 &


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PRETTY AS A

PICTURE!

You already know that a real
estate agent usually accompa-
nies the most serious buyers
when they go to look at homes
for a potential purchase. But
if you're planning to list your
home in the upcoming months,
here's a sobering statistic: 70
percent of buyers view and
compare pictures online before
deciding which homes they
would like to visit.

While they say one shouldn't
judge a book by its cover, it's
a sure bet that those buyers
are doing just that. So what
can you do to improve your
chances of being selected for a
closer look? Go out and take
a picture!

Now take an objective look.
Are the shrubs neatly mani-
cured? Is the lawn mowed and
are the edges trimmed? Are


Barefoot Properties
there sonfe eye-catching land-
-sape elements? Is the e:,'e-
nor pr.,surr-washed. painted
and sparkling? Is the front
porch and entry inviting?

If you still have to make some
cosmetic improvements once
a buyer is already inside your
home, there is always an
opportunity to offer an expla-
nation or to assuage concerns.
These days, however, you may
not ever get the chance if you,
don't offer stunning "curb
appeal."

Before listing, have a real
estate agent perform a "walk
through" and fake photos of
the exterior. Follow sugges-
tions for improvements, and
you'll soon be enjoying many
visits from potential buyers
and then a "picture perfect"
sale



Thinking of selling? Call for
a free consultation. Wayne
Rowlett of Barefoot Properties,
1085 Cape San Blas Road,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. (850)
227-8492 wr@gtcorn.net
www. Captwayne.net-


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DO YOU UNDERSTAND
THE BIBLE? Free Bible
study to help you better
understand the Bible and
God's will for your life!
Send your name and ad-
dress to Bible Study, PO
Box 929, Wewahitchka, FL
32465 or call (850)
639-5401 and leave your
name and address or
E-mail your request to
Wewachurch(outdrs net.


LARGE BROWN DOG
found in the Ward Ridge
area of Port St. Joe. Call
229-8040 to claim


EXP. HOUSE CLEANER.
Satisfaction guaranteed.
Call 850-639-2791

OLD MAIDS BY THE BAY
INC cleaning service. Resi-
dential, vacation rental.
Pressure washing. Call
229-1654. Leave message.




!! Affordable !!
Home Improvements
Sheetrock work,Textured
Ceilings & Repairs, etc.
9 850-896-6197, David

DEPENDABLE & Reason-
able. Small projects,
decks, lawn care, yard
clean up, gen. maint., ext.
house cleaning, painting,
etc. Call Art on cell 906-
748-2688 or 850-648-5934


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D&D's LAWN SERVICE.
Reliable Mexico Beach
couple will landscape,
mow. Storm Clean Up.
Also Available for Port St.
Joe, Wewa & The Cape.
Dan & Diana 227-8225 or
648-5081 or 227-5770

RICK'S LAWN CARE Rea-
sonable rates. Will also
Trim & Cut up Trees. Call
850-827-2493 Rick Trolard,
Howards Creek




GOLDEN RULE PET SIT-
TING. SERVICE. Perfect
alternative to kenneling
your 4 legged kids. Re-
ferred by local vet. Relia-
ble pet sitter/pet owner.
Does home visits while
you are away. In business
7 years. Call Diana or Dan
227-5770 or 648-5081 or
227-8225


420D

METER READER
Progress Energy is cur-
rently hiring temporary Me-
ter Readers at $16.20/hr.
Positions are available in
Apalachicola and Port St.
Joe. This position is physi-
cally demanding requiring
vigorous walking. A high
school diploma or GED Is
required as well as a valid
state driver's license. Me-
ter Reader (M/R) aptitude
testing is required for this
position.
Please apply on line at:
www.progress-
energy.com
or email your resume to
c21988@pgnmall.com


430-.

Tyndall srf
MRrDERAL CREDIT UNI ,
TYNDALL FEDERAL
CREDIT UNION
Job Opportunities
Tyndall Federal Credit Un-
ion, with over $730 million
in assets and 94,000 mem-
bers, is seeking candi-
dates for the following po-
sition:

Financial Sales
Representative
Port St. Joe Branch
The primary functions of
this position are to
cross-sell all Credit Union
products and services and
to respond to any ques-
tions or needs of members
regarding all products in-
cluding account and lend-
ing services.
The successful candidate
will have a high school di-
ploma or General Educa-
tion Degree (GED), plus
one year's experience in a
credit union, bank, or simi-
lar financial institution; or
an equivalent combination
of education and experi-
ence. Interpersonal skills
are essential. Knowledge
of Field of Membership,
Credit Union services,
products, policies, proce-
dures, and transactions is
required. Basic to interme-
diate level Microsoft Win-
dows, Word, Outlook, and
Excel experience desired.
We offer a competitive sal-
ary/benefit package. For
an opportunity to join the
staff of this progressive
credit union, please submit
an application to Human
Resources, Tyndall Feder-
al Credit Union, 3109 Min-
nesota Ave., Panama City,
FL 32405. Applications are
available on our website:
www.tyndalifcu.org.. the
Florida Workforce Center,
or call (888) 896-3255, Ext.
8021. We do not accept
resumes without complet-
ed applications.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
EMPLOYER
Need a
helping hand?
Advertise in the
Help Wanted
Section in the
Classifieds!
747-5020


Real Estate Assistant

Wanted

$9.5o/hr to start

Full time position
Must be computer literate
in Windows
Please fax resume to 850-227-1016

Attn: Real Estate Assistant Position



Help Wanted!
Heavy Equipment
Operators and Laborers.


Apply at:
C.W.Roberts Contracting, Inc.
22574 N.E. SR 20
Hosford, Fl 32334
850-379-8116


Must have a valid Florida
Drivers License.
Equal Opportunity
Employer


Position l

* IT Support Technician (Apalachicola) Full
Time Ability to troubleshoot and repair hard-
ware, software and network issues. Knowledge of
Microsoft Desktop/Server environments is a
must.
OR
* Website Designer (Apalachicola) Full Time -
Knowledge of HTML,'JavaScript and CSS. Must
have the ability to design custom, clean attractive
websites and provide updating as necessary.

Contact Sterling Kendrick at 850.653.3333
or sterlingk@florida-beach.com.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Construction
Superintendent
St. Joe Towns & Re-
sorts is currently seek-
ing an experienced
Construction Superin-
tendent for our Gulf
County Homebuilding
Operations. Candidate
will supervise the con-
struction of detailed
unique homes. Candi-
date should have great
organizational and lead-
ership abilities; includ-
ing strong communica-
tion skills and the ability
to follow in place proce-
dures while managing
multiple tasks. An un-
derstanding of external
and internal customer
concepts are essential
in addition to strong
people skills. Five years
residential supervision
required and two year
college degree pre-
ferred.
We offer great pay &
benefit package.
Mail resume to
245 Riverside Ave.,
Suite 500,
Jacksonville, FL 32202,
Fax resume to
904-301-4598
or email to
jena.evansOjoe cornm
Equal Opportunity
Employer* Pre-
Employment Drug
Screening and Back-
ground check Required












The Bank has immediate
opportunities for you to
join our team of banking
professionals in several or
lorida's top growth mar-
kets. They are:
Gulf County/Port St. Joe
*Retail Branch Manager
*Financial Services
Representative
*Loan Administration
Assistant
Franklin County/
Apalachlcola
*Teller/Financial
Services Representative
Franklin County/
Carrabelle
-Head Teller
Send confidential resume
to The Bank, RO. Box 368,
Port St. Joe FL 32457.
AA/EOE






KITCHEN HELP
Needed for:
Boss Oyster &
Caroline's
River Dining
Apply at:
123 Water Street
Apalachicola



ST. JOSEPHS
BAY COUNTRY
CLUB
is now taking applications
for a Waltstaff/Cook. Must
be 18 years of age. Paid
holidays, rotating week-
ends, some evenings.
Year round employment.
Good wages plus gratuity.
Will train. Apply at 700
Country Club Road or Fax
resumes to: 229-7199 EOE





CARETAKER NEEDED to
watch young toddler. Must
have experience & 3 refs.
Includes picking child up
from day care (school bus
Arrangement may be pos-
sible). 2:15pm 5:00pm,
M-F. Pay DOE. Call
850-827-2912 or 340-0637.


Carpenters,
Laborers &
Office CJerks
Gilbert Southern Corp. ac-
cepting applications for
bridge project in Mexico
Beach. Pile driving experi-
ence a plus. Women and
minorities encouraged to
apply. Gilbert Southern is
EOE. Call 850-648-5694.


DRIVER TRAINEES!
NEEDED NOWI No expe-
rience required. CDL Train-
ing is now available in your
area. Covenant Transport
has immediate openings
for entry-level semi drivers.
Our avg. Drivers earn more
than $36k first year. OTR
and Regional runs get you
home weekly. Train for top
pay! CALL TODAY
1-866-280-5309


DRIVERS WANTED FOR
LOCAL COMPANY Home
every night. 1 years experi-
ence. Clean MVR. Class A
& B license. $300 Sign- On
-Bonus after 90 Days. Call
769-9136


EXPERIENCED SHIP
YARD WORKER Needed.
Must be Multi-Talented.
Fax work exp. or resume
to 850-229-9422. Or call
8a-4p Est. 850-229-9300

MAINTENANCE Person
and HOUSEKEEPERS
Needed, full time, year
round. Please apply in per-
son, Driftwood Inn, 2105
Hwy 98, Mexico Beach.

MUSIC POSITION, some-
one to lead congregational
singing. Work with Choir &
soloist. Call Pastor Ted at
527-2561, Mexico Beach
UMC, PT paid position.




Beacon Villa
Retirement
Center
located in St. Joe Beach
(Gulf County), is current-
ly seeking personnel to
fill the following
positions, with immedi-
ate start dates:
*Janitor-Full Time
*Cook-Full Time
*Cook-Part Time
*Licensed Practical
Nurse-Full Time
*Housekeeper-
'Full Time
*Housekeeper-
Part Time
*Homemaker/
Companion
Part Time
(2 openings)
We are an equal oppor-
tunity employer. Seniors
are encouraged to ap-
ply. Attractive benefit
package for full time
employees, flexible
hours, friendly/ support-
ive work environment.
This is a Drug Free
Workplace. '
For information con-
cerning these positions,
please contact Debrah
Ferguson, RN, at
(850)647-2626, from
9am-5pm Eastern Time.


Thursday -:- September 22 -:- 4:00 p.m. EDT
Lake Seminole Building Lot
Lot 188, Holly Isles Estates
* Large Oak & Pine Near Lake Harvel &
Shade Trees Lake Seminole
* Minutes To Seminole County Maintained Road
State Park Zoned R-2

Friday -:- September 23 -:- 4;00 p.m. CDT
Beach Home at Mexico Beach, FL
109 32nd Street
* 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Central Heat & Air
* Fully Furnished Screened Porch
* Beautiful Gulf Views Zoned Tourist Residential
* Only 2 Lots From Beach
2% Broker Participation
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Tide Creek Road, Ochlocknee
Bay, Florida


SELLING ON SITE
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Dock, Seawall and Walkways
Place Your Boat In The Canal or In
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Prominent Location Just Off U.S. Hwy. 98
1 Hour South of Tallahassee & 1-10
Paved Frontage On SR s-372
Frontage on Tide Creek Road
Mobile Homes & Storage Buildings
Selling Separately

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MH included, $220K See wheels, step rails, dual ex-
inquires to 242 Pineda St haust, hitch, sliding rear
Airport PSJ FL 32456. or call window, 75,000 miles,
850-899-2892. $11,900. Call 227-9057
Old Time Florida
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AUCTION!
Every Friday Night at 7 pm
Eastern. Great Auctions
Weekly. Often Including
Estates Col. Wade Clark,
Auction-eer Wade Clark
Auctions 314 Reid Avenue,
Port St Joe 850-229-9282,
AB1239, AU1737 10%
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mouse, Operating system
10.3.9. New in 2001, gently
used. Great systems for
graphics and phots. $350.
Call Tom at 229-3400

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Furniture & Refinishing :
234 Reid Ave., 229-6374
Tempur-pedic Beds
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3 FAMILY HUGE garage
sale at 212 CR 386, 1
block off 98. Fri, Sat &
Sun, Sept 2, 3 & 4. 8am
CDT. Pots, pans, jewelry,
VHS tapes, ladies' jeans,
sizes 8-14, 1 of a kind,
double leather chair that
vibrates, reclines & heats,
19' Proline Stalker Boat,
like new, 120 hp motor.
Lots of kids' clothes &
shoes all sizes. Lots of
Miscellaneous. Something
for Everyonel


555g 171 =9 790".1s 815 S
5 FAMILY YARD SALE. 3 BR, 2 BA, across from America's Mini ST. JOE BEACH, deed re-
130 Gulf St. St. Joe Beach, St. Joe Beach, garage, stricted subdivision, cus-
Sat. Sept. 3rd at 8am until, heated pool, $1500mo. Storage & Office tom built home by contrac-
Something for everyone. Call 850-899-0678 Complex tor/owner. Short walk to
Many items priced to go! All Sizes available. beach. 3br, 2ba, split BR,
Men-Don't miss this one!! FOR RENT, very nice 3br,e, open fr plan, FP, 10' ceil-
2ba house, that has been Boat & RV Storage,
7008 GEORGIA AVE., St. completely renovated with & climate controlled ings, Italian tile throughout
Joe Beach. YARD SALE! almost everything new in a storage available, except carpeted BR's.
SAT 7:30am-11N. hand quiet neighborhood. Close 850-229-8014 or Master BA has jacuzzi,
made craft, household & to schools with fenced in 850-258-4691 back screen porch has hot
home decor items, back yard. Rent includes $398k. 850-647-6110
GARAGE SALE! 1311 Mc- monthly pest control, yard 8 0
Clelland Ave. Fri. 8-4 & maintenance & garbage O J ST. JOE" BEACH. 3br,
Sat. 8-12. Linens, pictures, pick up. REFERENCES A 2ba, fireplace, hot tub, 2
furniture, kitchen items, MUST. NO PETS. CAPE SAN BLAS Gulf car garage, $295,000.
nic-nacs, & other misc. $850mo. 1st, last, sec. view, elevated large lo Joan Lovelace, Mexico
dep. & lease required. Call view, elevated large lot a Lovelace, Mexico
YARD SALE! 227-7125 & leave mes- 150x92, $515K. Southves 850-527-2560Beach Harmon Realt
#4 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach sage for appointment & Land Group, Broker 85906-0017 800-239-4959
(In Rear) further information.
SAT. Sept. 3rd, 8am-2pm MEXICO BEACH, 1294
Furniture Linens, books & 7Ef SQ FT. office building
miscellaneous & Free zoned General Commer-
Hide-a-Bedl cial or residential.on Hwy MEXICO BEACH- Deep
Yard Sale! NEW HOME- Long term 98. $695,000. Joan Love- H
rental, 3 br, 3 be, large lace, Mexico Beach Har- water canal front, 2002 af-
405 Plantation Dr. covered porches. Watch mon Realty. 850-527-2560 2 br, 1.5 ba, fdable luxuryn'd, 1 bk touse
Se2 br, 1.5 be, furn'd, 1 blk to
Sat 9/3 8a-??. sunrise over the, gulf and or 800-239-4959 gulf, up to 40' boat, No
57and sunsetoverthe Bay. Gulf MEXICO BEACH, 3 BR, height limit. Priced to sell
and Bay dedicated ac- 2.5 BA townhouse by owner, $585,000. Call
aon Fully furnished ituh beachside of Hwy 98. (315) 525-4306.
Braxton Culler furniture.Deck off master BR with
HOT TUB $1825 mo with 6 to 9 mos viewFul l furn'd WATERFRONT LOTS
BesDln(YR lease. No pets, first, last gulf view. Fully furn'd.Access to Bay & Gulf
BestDeal on (HYDRO months rent, $912.50 sec. $399900. Cll Joan Love- *ASecure Gated Entry
SPA) w/warranty. Never dep. required. Call Kim lace, Mexico Beach Har- arge ete
used, seats 5 w/lounger, 850-229-7799 or Amber mon Realty. 850-527-2560 -Boat ramp
Affordable- $1995. 850- 850-893-2216. or 800-239-4959 *Day dock
648-1088 or 628-6858 -Pool
COMING SOON! RV & Boat storage
Airport Limo Service a l$183,900 to $650,000
Call i850-899-0678 Coldwell Banker
Call850-899-06 mmial 2176 HWY 98, 4 Lots, Residential Real Estate
FOR SALE! Play pen, $20. FOR LEAndwarSE Commercial great possibilities for 800-868-0405
Stroller, $10. Potty chair, age. In St. Joe commerce multi-family, currently a Don Yarbrough
$10. Sofa sleeper, $50. park located on Industrial convenience store with 850-227-5887
set of world books-FREE. k l gas pumps. $1,700,000.
Call 850-229-8421 Rd. (FL Hwy 382)'behind gas pumps Joan Lov $1,700,000
Arizona Chemical. Each 527-2560) Mexico Beach
RECLINER LIFT CHAIR space consists of an office, 527-2560) Mexico Beach
$150; 4 Bar Stools, $20; bath, storage closet and Harmon Realty (800)
Fireplace set $8; Folding warehouse with 10' roll up -4115 CORONADO ST SJB,
dog crate $30; Call door. Convenient to all lo-1 H e Water view lot 50x125
229-9088 cautions, 1/2 mile off Hwy septic water, just steps to
SKATEBOARD Equip- 98 1000 sq.ft. each space i beach, $425,000. Call
ment: Factor X ban $550 per month. 12 month owner 850-647-9214
S Fqu arterpipe, grind rail leases. One month securi- 2 BR, 2 BA, pre- construc-
quarterpipe, grind rail, ty deposit. Office (850) tion townhome in Mexico
launch rampr helmet and 229-8014. Home (850) Beach. Spacious with walk GULF VIEW
All for $180. Call Sam at 229-8030 cell in closets & swimming LOTS
229-3400 850-258-4691 pool. $235k. 850-527-5708 2 adjacent lots in St. Joe
Florida Gul'f Front Beach only block from
Florida G f ron the water with income
SMII STOUIA E F producing storage units.
6001 M S G Reduced Price Call Sally Childs at Par-
Of48GarrisnAve, Port St.Joe,FL Luxury Homes and ker Realty 850-899-4175
REMEMBER:. ADS in (PristitPeolh,aetdoortouiti) Preconstruction/
this classification may or 229 200 ce Under Construction LAND FOR SALE: Green-
may not require an in- ev e Condo sales. ville AL 70 ac., 1800 s.f.
vestment or may be 814-7400 Cell Phone ; Call 1-800-681-0362 home. Underground utili-
multi-level marketing ID# 1410 ties, (water, phone, elec-
opportunities. We do Coldwell Banker Forgotten tric) 1 mile from new
not recommend giving BEACH Coast Realty Hyundai/Hwashin plant.
credit card or bank ac-
count information out HISTORIC Apalachicola Ideal for farm or residential
over the phone. Always STORAGE Coastal Cottage, 165 7th development. Preliminary
research the company S GStreet. Priced to sell at engineering / surveying
you plan to do business Day: 227-7200 $150,000. 850-647-5210- completed. 151 lots poten-
with BEFORE invesDting.: 7-2 2 BR, 1 BA, C2 Zoning for tial. A very feasible 1031.
with BEFORE investing. Night: 647-3882 residential or commercial, exchange opportunity.
St. Joe Beach New roof, siding, shutters, 334-303-9538 or 334-
flooring, interior/exterior 714-4940 or fax 334-
70I UfI I o Ipaint, & lighting, interior 585-5537.
3 -l4B -Tlnluss ^ doors, knobs, appliances OVERSTREET, Vacant
available for Long Terms &fixtures. Lot. One of the highest ale-
Rentals. Call Hambrick Re- MEXICO BEACH 507 vations in area, approx.
alty for details at 648-1102. Georgia 3 BR, 2 BA Mobile 94x350. Paved street be-
home on large corner lot. fore bridge. Joan Love-
SScreened porch in front lace, Mexico Beach Har-
deck in back. Fenced in mon Realty, 850-527-2560
1 PLUS SMALL ENGINE back yard Short walk to or 800-239-4959.
2 BR, 1 BA HOME with REPAIRS Loveaceh. $275,000. Beach OVERSTREET, Vacant
utility room, new appli- NOW AVAILABLE Harmon Realty. (800) Lot. One of the highest ele-
ances, central AC/H, car- 239-4959. Local 527-2560 nations in area, approx.
port and large front deck Climate Control 239-4959. Lo94x350.Pavd street be-
in quiet neighborhood. MEXICO BEACH, 3 br, 2 fore bridge. $98,000. Joan
Call 229-8211 or 227-5301 St. Joe ba, Beachside of Hwy, well Lovelace, Mexico Beach
ask for Russ. Rent-All, Inc. maintained, fully furnished, H.armon Realty,
3 BR, 1.5 BA, large fenced Gulfview. $695,000. Joan 850-527-2560 or
yard with deck, nice real- 706 First Street Lovelace, Mexico Beach 800-239-4959.
dental neighborhood, Phone 227-2112 Harmon7-256 Real ST JOE BEACH, Deed re-
near schools, $900 mo., (850)527-2560 or S J B H De
$600 dep., 1 yr lease. Call / MINI-STORAGE \ 800-239-4959. stricter subdivision, sec-
ond tier, $199,000. Call
648-8629 or 227-5135 MEXICO BEACH, 3 BR, 850-647-6110
3' BR, 2 BA house at Bea- f 2.5 BA, custom buit, 4 yrs
con Hill, fully furn'd with 1 1 F 11 11 old, full dinning room, 2 ST. JOE BEACH, Sea
beautiful Gulf views. $1500 a5x10 10x10 10x20 car garg, screened porch, Shores Subdivision, excel-
mo. incl's until's. Avail. Sept FL room, many extras, lent location. High eleva-
15. Call 647-8317 R l 6 $565K By appt tion. 2nd block from
On Site Rentals 6 Days 850-648-6532. owner beach, underground utili-
3 BR, 2 BA, quiet subdivi- A Week ties including sewer,
sion, 233 Kim Cove, Mexi- MEXICO BEACH, Pre $279,900. Call Joan Love-
co Beach, almost new construction townhouse, lace (Cell 527-2560) Mexi-
home. Fenced in back ASK ABOUT FREE 2br, 2ba, pool, $575,000. co Beach Harmon Realty
yard. $1325mo. Call MONTH'S RENT! Joan Lovelace, Mexico (800)239-4959
850-527-5708 Beach Harmon Realty,
850-527-2560 or
^~800-239-4959 71
OVERSTREET, 3br/2ba
on 2 acres. Laundry room 1 BR, 1 BA, $375 mo. Per-
S& storage area. Outside fect for single person/ cou-
shed has lights & gas. pie. 850-647-2546.
S .G$249,900. Joan Lovelace
527-2560, Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty
6 800-239-4959
PANAMA CITY, 4br/2ba HOUSEBOAT, $16,000.
on fenced corner lot. 38' LOA, 12' beam, totally
V*_! Jvrm V/Above ground pool. Caba- rebuilt, V6, GMC engine,
C e n Vna. $110,000. Joan Love- new bottom job, in Apa-
lace 527-2560, Mexico lachicola. Can deliver as
Ut 1 [CBeach Harmon Realty far as Panama City with
800-239-4959 enough beer. 370-6360.
PORT ST. JOE 1902
*>=R" OGarrison Ave. Charming 2 IftT
'Rare 1st Tier Lot BR, 1 BA home on ar78x150
lot. Fenced backyard, car-
Exceptional Views port, storage building. 35ft CAL SLOOP, 1974,
Mexico Beach Harmon Re- AC/heat, 9' inflatable,
Of The Gulf alty 850-527-2560 or ready to go. $26,000 or
(800)239-4959. best offer (850) 596-3487.
Paved Street SINGLE FAMILY dwelling,
4br, iba, well built block
e One of Florida's Top const, home. Near public d V
schools, shopping area,
Vacation Destinations parks & areas of employ- JEEP '97 Grand Cherokee,
ment. Large lot. Privacy 4x4, 98k miles, great con-
SExcellent Vacation fence, storage shed, offers dion, all power, tint, ner
& belongings. Recently 827-2714 and leave mes-
Investment Real Estate upgraded CH/A keeps the sage if no answer.
energy cost down. Priced
Perfect Dream Home 'right for quick sale. Owner I0
is looking to relocate. For
Building Site appointment to see call
229-6827 DODGE '01 Ram Pickup,
Minutes from Downtown ST. JOE BEACH, 75x150 SLT Magnum, 5.9 L, 4
lot only 1 biks from the wheel drive, 4 door leath


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