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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: September 8, 2005
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Community Opens Its Arms to Katrina Evacuees


by Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Glen and Shawn Heard and their three
young children left their home in St. Bernard
Parrish, La. on Friday night.
They packed three or four changes of
clothes, grabbed their cat, Precious, and
headed for Shawn's mother's home in Beacon
Hill.
They thought the trip would be a sort of
mini-vacation, a chance to visit with family
while their home state rode out yet another
storm.
As the Heards arrived in Florida, their
neighbor, Kristie Fairchild, kept her eyes on
the weather forecast.
As Hurricane Katrina made its path
towards New Orleans, Fairchild and her family
evacuated, a decision that elicited jokes from
their St. Bernard Parrish neighbors.
As Fairchild and 17 relatives and friends


settled into their rooms at Mexico Beach's
El Governor Motel, they huddled around the
television set.


Two-year-old Glen Heard plays dress up at
the First United Methodist Church Care Closet last
Thursday. Heard and his family evacuated from
St. Bernard Parrish, La.


I On the screen flashed a series of
unimaginable images. New Orleans was
drowning in the storm's raging waters.
St. Bernard Parrish, the city the Heards
and Fairchilds once called home, had become
the mouth of the Mississippi River.
No City, No Home
Last Thursday, Glen and Shawn Heard
and their family arrived at the First United
Methodist Church Care Closet in search of
clothing.
Still shaken by. the news of their
hometown's devastation, the young couple
carefully combed the racks as eight-year-old
Victoria, seven-year-old Catherine and two-
year-old Glen, Jr. explored yet another new
place.
As he kept an eye on his excited children,
Glen Heard spotted a familiar face in the
clothing aisles.
"Man that looks like Kristie," he said.


County Commissioners Trim $1.6 Million


by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
County commissioners got a feel for the
public's pulse on Monday during the first
public hearing on the county's proposed
2005-06 budget.
And that pulse was elevated.
Anger, frustration, dismay, select a simi-
lar adjective and they were in plentiful sup-
ply in a packed meeting room as the public
took the chance to sound off for the first time
on the budget commissioners proposed for
the coming fiscal year.
"This is a very, very serious over-taxing
budget we are looking at," said Indian Pass
resident Harold Bost during the opening
round of public discussion, which served as
only an appetizer to what was to come.
Business owners and residents alike
took to the microphone in a stream of what
could only be captured in that phrase from a
famous movie, "I'm mad as heck and I'm not
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Body Di

by David Adlerstein
Florida Freedom Newspapers
A man checking out his hunting lease
near the Box-R Ranch off Tilton Road west
of Apalachicola discovered a body Monday
afternoon authorities believe is likely that of
Pamela Kinney, who came up missing from
her Apalachicola home a little more than
three weeks ago.
Sheriff Mike Mock said a call came
into the department around 2:30 p.m., with
Deputy Quinnaland Rhodes first to arrive on
the scene. "He (the hunter) just walked by
and seen it," the sheriff said.
After arriving at the crime scene, located
about a half-mile north of Moses Road near
where Tilton Road intersects the railroad
tracks, Mock spoke to the family of the girl.
Kinney has been missing ever since
she disappeared sometime after 10 p.m. on
Sunday, Aug. 14.
"I went ahead and told them it was a
possibility it was Pamela," Mock said.
Kristen Perezluha, a spokeswoman for
the Florida Department of Law Enforcement,
said FDLE's crime scene unit was called in to
assist. "From what we can tell it appears to
be a black female," she said. "We're out there
again today (Tuesday) to recover what other
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Speakers talked of assessments which
had risen by 200, by 300 percent, of how the
crimp of property taxes and the lack of fiscal
restraint by the county were threatening to
drive businesses as well as homeowners out
of the county.
"No business has protection," said
Eugene Raffield. "If things keep progress-
ing I think you'll see businesses leave Gulf
County."
Businesses, in turn, pass increases in
expenses onto consumers, so ultimately con-
sumers would also look outside the county,
Raffield and others said.
Some suggested that the county oper-
ated unlike any business, with an absence of
planning and foresight and with commission-
ers unwilling to take a serious look at the fat
existent in the budget.
"I would suggest you work from a conser-
vative budget forward, instead of an assessed
value backward," said Mark Godwin.
Newly-installed Commission chairman
Carmen McLemore hinted that the public


would be pleased with what they heard by
the end of the meeting.
"I think you'll be happy with the board
today," McLemore said, as if the die had
already been cast. "I have a feeling. We are
going to do, our part, I feel sure."
After bouncing various proposals to slash
parts of the budget back and forth, commis-
sioners finally agreed on a blend of those
offered by McLemore and Jerry Barnes.
McLemore moved, and the board voted
3-2 (Barnes and Nathan Peters dissenting)
- to shouts from the audience that it was
"not enough" to cut $1.3 million from cash
reserves being carried forward.
During workshops, commissioners had
put some $2 million into reserve, which as of
last week had dwindled to roughly $14,000.
Commissioners then agreed unanimous-
ly to a proposal from Barnes which cut more
than $300,000 on top of that by reducing
dollars for an Industrial Park, a new Public
See COUNTY on Page 14A


Kristie Fairchild, along with family
members and friends, were driven to the
Care Closet by a Beach Baptist parishioner
whose church had spent the last week caring
for the El Governor evacuees.
The Heards' reunion with their neighbors
had been an unexpected blessing in a week
marked by sadness and uncertainty.
"It's so good to see a familiar face,"
said Shawn Heard as she embraced Kristie
Fairchild.
In Katrina's aftermath, the Heards had
been frantically calling friends and family
members in the devastated areas.
They compiled a two-page list of names
and were checking them off as they heard
word.
On Thursday, the Fairchilds were,
checked off the list.
Assured of their immediate family's
safety, Kristie and Shawn's thoughts turned
to those who were not so lucky.
"They said the water surge came through
so fast, within five minutes [St. Bernard
Parrish] flooded," said Kristie Fairchild. "I
think about people I know that are still
there."
The neighbors did not know when they
would be allowed to return, and held little
hope that any of their possessions could be
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covered at Box-R Ranch


Later on Monday evening, FDLE
investigators transported the skeletal
remains to the medical examiner's office in
Tallahassee. Dr. David Stewart's office is
expected to use dental records to make a
positive identification of the remains.
The discovery of the remains appears to
have ended an' agonizing three weeks for the
Kinney family, which had made a national
appeal for her safe return. After seeking out
criminal justice talk show host Nancy Grace
while on vacation on St. George Island,
Kinney's great-aunt, Barbara McNair, made
a live appearance on Grace's television show
on CNN, appealing for information on the
missing girl. The family also had a $1,000
reward for her return, prominently displayed
on an electronic sign at the comer of U.S. 98
and 12th Street.
The body was found off the side of the
road near where Tilton Road ends at one
of the entrance gates to the Box-R Ranch.
Mock declined to provide further information
on the exact location, which was also near
Tilton Creek.
"We're going to get right on it and bring
whoever did it to justice," he said. "We're
going to be on top of it. The biggest thing
right now is to find who's responsible."
The sheriff said his department on


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Saturday had used cadaver dogs brought
in from Sarasota to, scour lots in the
neighborhood of Apalachicola where Kinney
was last seen. The 19-year-old female had
been last seen in the Two-Spot area, near the
corner of 9th Street and Martin Luther King


Kinney had been staying at the home of
her great-grandmother, Willie Mary Stephens,
at 179 7th Street. Kinney's mother, LaShae
Kinney, of Washington, D.C. was in town at
the time the body was discovered.
Pamela Kinney's family is well-known


Boulevard. in Apalachicola and dates back man
"We covered a lot of territory in the Hill generations. Her paternal grandfather, Noa
area," Mock said. Lockley, currently serves on the count
The sheriff appealed to anyone with commission while her great-grandfathe
information to call the department at (850) on her mom's side, the late Ed Tolliver
670-8500. pioneered African-American participation o:
"I'm hoping I can get a break on this the Apalachicola city commission.
thing," he said. "We have a long investigation Lockley did not attend Tuesday's count
yet. There are a lot of things to cover." commission


Local Plumber Plies His



Trade in South Baghdad
by Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Everette Ray Maiden, Jr. is not a member
of the U.S. Armed Forces, but he plays a
crucial supporting role in Operation Iraqi
Freedom.
Since October 2004, Maiden has made
his home at Forward Operating Base Falcon
in south Baghdad.
He was sent to the war-torn region by '-
his employers at the Houston-based KBR, I,;,--"
a Haliburton subsidiary contracted by the .
U.S. Department of Defense to perform 'IRM
maintenance and other services at U.S.
military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Maiden, who visited his family in
Wewahitchka last week before departing
again for Baghdad on Wednesday, said he
heard about the opportunity on the news.
KBR was seeking electricians, plumbers,
auto mechanics and contractors to aid in
the war effort. Maiden, a former paper mill
employee and certified master plumber,
decided to answer the company's call to
service.
The open-ended hire and six-figure
annual salary sweetened the deal, helping
Maiden endure what he described as a Everette Ray Maiden, Jr. holds a frames
American flag presented to him by the 231s
massive amount of background checks," Military Police Battalion for his dedicated support
and other procedural headaches courtesy of of U.S. soldiers stationed at Forward Operating
the Departments of Defense and Homeland Base Falcon in south Baghdad. Maiden is a certi
fled master plumber who is employed by KBR, c
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City Looks to Offer Aid


By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Following relief efforts
taken by the City ofCarrabelle,
City Commissioner John
Reeves recommended during
the city's regular meeting
Tuesday night that the City
of Port St. Joe look into
adopting a comparably-
sized community ravaged by
Hurricane Katrina.
Mentioning the
possibility of sending a few
members of the Public Works
Department and Port St. Joe
Police Department, Reeves
suggested, "Instead of them
coming to us, we need to go
to them."
City manager Lee
Vincent told commissioners
he would make contact with
the Mississippi League of
Cities to see if there was
a community comparable to
Port St. Joe that was in need
of help.
"There are a lot of
little towns over there that
people just kind of forgot,"
said Commissioner Benny
Roberts.
Following an open
forum to address relief
efforts Tuesday morning,
Gulf County Community
Development Council (CDC)
President Dannie Bolden
appeared before the City
requesting a waiver of water
and sewer connection fees
for evacuees displaced to
Port St. Joe.
The CDC was determined
at the forum to be the point
of contact for arranging
housing for evacuees. Bolden
told commissioners that
GTCom and St. Joe Natural
Gas had agreed to waive their
connection fees for evacuees,
and the City agreed to follow
suit.
S Also as a result of
Hurricane Katrina, Vincent
said Progress Energy
was requesting that their
customers attempt to reduce
the use of electricity in
the early morning and late
afternoon hours.
Energy shortages are
offering their own challenges
to city employees. The air.
conditioning unit in the
commission chambers was
.out of order on : Tuesday.


Vincent requested permission
to replace the old model unit
with a similar model.
Commissioner Reeves
requested replacement with a
quieter, more energy efficient
model, to which Vincent
responded that there was not
enough money in the budget
for such a model.
In other business:
Vincent reported to the
commission that a proposal
has been submitted to
install a new wet well for the
Hodrick Street lift station in
north Port St. Joe as part of
a Community Development
Block Grant (CDBG).
Commissioner Rachel Crews
and Reeves both agreed that
residents in that area needed
to be notified of possible
inconveniences that could
occur in the coming days.
After congestion at
the public boat ramp at
Frank Pate Park last Friday,
Vincent recommended the
ramp be used for recreational
purposes only.
Reeves said restricting
the ramp for recreational
use would keep commercial
fisherman from launching at
the ramp.
Vincent said a barge was
being loaded with lumber to
transport to Black's. Island
for construction.
Bill Koran, the owner of
the island, said he had used
the public ramp twice since
he began construction six
months ago.
After some discussion,
commissioner recommended
Koran use the First Street
loading area in the future.
Bill Kennedy of Preble-
Rish Engineering appeared
to update commissioners
on the Florida Recreation
Development Assistance
Program (FRDAP) application
process and permitting for
St. Joe Lake.
Kennedy said he was
having trouble permitting
the entire project because
of a patch of grass in the
proposed project area. Reeves
told Kennedy the city needed
to move forward with the
project, and, commissioners
advised Kennedy to permit
what portions of the project
he could for the time being.


Robert Waldrop
appeared before the
commission to "make them
aware of a problem with the
Police Department."
Waldrop reported that
on Aug. 25, a Port St. Joe
Police Department officer
stopped him for speeding in
between the bridges on U.S.
98. Waldrop said not only
was the stop was made in a
"speed trap," but the officer
told him instead of issuing
a speeding ticket that would
put points on his driving
record, he would be issued a
ticket for $97.50.
Waldrop told
commissioners he was not
asking them to erase the
ticket, but was suggesting
that officers not check speed
in between the bridges.
Commissioner Reeves
said he had witnessed first-
hand police officers sitting in
a concealed location at the
bottom of the bridge.
Waldrop also told
commissioners that after
obtaining a report of citations
written by the Port St. Joe
Police Department, he noted
that 85 percent of them were
written after the 25th of every
month.
"That tells me you've got
a quota," Waldrop alleged.
Chief James Hersey
told commissioners his
department did not have a
quota.
Waldrop said as a result
of the incident, he and his
wife were moving out of Port
St. Joe.
Mayor Frank Pate told
Waldrop, "I'm sorry you
didn't talk to the chief or
Mr. Vincent early on. I hate
that you're leaving on bad
feelings."
The Downtown
Redevelopment Agency
presented Jacque Hance with
an award of service to the
DRA. Trish Warriner of the
DRA said, "Jacque worked
hard on the DRA, and we're
sad to see her go."
The City will. hold a
budget hearing on Thursday,
Sept. 8 at 5:15 p.m. .ET at
City Hall in Port St. Joe.


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.AGEFOUR THURSDAY, September 8, 2005


Wondering What If


If pictures are worth a thousand words
we have been bombarded the past week
by volumes about tragedy, heartbreak and
human misery.
If there is any salve to this gash which
Hurricane Katrina ripped into the states
which border the gulf it is the outpour-
ing from folks who have never been to
New Orleans, never heard the Delta Blues
or eaten in the French Quarter, but who
choose to extend a hand to their fellow
humans in distress.
They have opened their wallets, put
their lives on hold to expend sweat and
sinew, donated clothes, shoes, diapers and
so many of life's necessities which we take
so much for granted, to folks living in a
city we no longer recognize as being from
the United States.
And that is why the many, the working
class people who provide the grease to the
economic engine which enriches the few,
should take from what has happened in
New Orleans a lesson.
We are the ones who must ultimately
watch after us.
It is clear, from the pictures, the
finger-pointing, the harsh rhetoric, that
government, our elected officials, are not
necessarily sentinels for our welfare. They
don't have their eyes on the ball, unless,
of course, the ball is in the hands of the
special interests, the moneyed with the
access.
What would have happened if Katrina
had bobbled to the east and mowed down
Gulf County? What if the City of Port St.
Joe was transformed into downtown New
Orleans, a large lake dotted by the roofs of
houses and the tops of trucks?
What if Wewahitchka was overrun
by the Apalachicola River, the loss total,
people displaced or killed?
What if the White City Bridge repre-
sented the only high and dry ground in the
county, the only safe harbor, never mind
the lack of electricity or food or potable
water, for days and days on end?
We wonder.
We wonder because of a Board of
County Commissioners which responds to
a clear mandate from the voters with gen-
eral apathy until the time arrives when it
is clear that the matter will soon be taken
from their hands by the voters who put
them in office.
Whose tactics on issues of significant
importance at least to the voters are the
equivalent of the boxing dance andparry.
We wonder because of elected officials
who treat departments intended to provide
public services for the entire county as
personal grocery stores where favors are
bartered and power concentrated.
Who treat employees as unworthy of
common decency when they fall out of
favor, who keep the troops in line through
intimidation, who seem to have never been
taught or learned the Golden Rule when it
comes to contrary opinions or individuals.
Officials who place time limits on
public input toward decision-making and
almost uniformly dismiss out of hand any
voice or presentation which does not meet
with their approval.
We wonder because of elected offi-
cials who choose the simpler fiscal path
of gauging the size of the pool of dollars
coming from taxpayers and diving right in,
as opposed to actually balancing need and
services in crafting a final budget.
We wonder because of county commis-


Go The Distance

by Tim Croft
Star News Editor

A Coalition Of The Passionate;

A Gridiron Anniversary


The reservoir of energy is
replenished on the last Friday
of each month.
It has nothing to do with
the position of the moon, or
the alignment of the stars,
but somehow the batteries are
recharged on the last Friday
of the month when lunch is
spent among the passionate at
the Port St. Joe Fire Station.
The passionate arrive
from all parts of the county,
and beyond. They have differ-
ing missions, but intertwined
goals to bring home owner-
ship to the common working
folks in Gulf County.
The new catch-phrase, far
more appropriate than those
previously extracted from the
housing jargon, is "workforce
housing."
They are a hardy group,
this coalition of the commit-
ted, having built steam like the


little engine that could over the
past year or so to bring form to
function.
In other words, they are
heroes. One can't help but be
humbled by their company,
by the association with these
folks who seem to put com-
munity first.
This is why, I suppose,
that at least once a month this
space will be transformed into
their newsletter, their cheer-
leader. Their foundation for
disseminating to the commu-
nity as a whole the work, the
strategic planning and long-
term visioning they carry on
their shoulders as badges of
honor.
I speak here, of course,
of the Gulf County Housing
Coalition.
And I write not as an objec-
tive observer, since the board
of directors of the umbrella


sioners who, transparently, seem to flout
the Sunshine Laws in the consideration of
key issues, such as at-large voting or whit-
tling the county budget, where votes have
been assessed and choices, apparently,
made before the microphone switches on
in the public meeting room.
This is hardly to compare the dire
plight of the folks in New Orleans, Biloxi,
Gulfport and Mobile with those of us who
escaped unscathed.
It is simply to ponder, "There but
through the grace of God go 1" and won-
der just what kind of leadership we could
expect if the situation was different, if we
were the unlucky ones who stood in the
eye of Katrina as she barged ashore more
than a week ago.
We could hope that our community
would not devolve into the chaos that
was witnessed last week chaos which
conjured images from Lord of the Flies on
steroids because those who are the fabric
of this community, as they are proving by
their outreach, would not permit our little
community to unravel.
But without food, water and basic
necessities for days, lacking the leadership
which is so badly needed even on warm
sunny days, we have to wonder if the rains
and the water came what our plight might
be.
Our elected officials have to get in the
game.
There are changes coming which will
transform this area just as a flood or a
hurricane or a tornado might impact the
local landscape.
Growth and development will push
some ahead and leave some behind, just
as the buses carried some away and left
some behind in New Orleans.
Leadership, though, can, must, not
play favorites.
The disillusionment of the public with
their elected officials, though, reflects that
this is hardly the case, Exhibit One being
those left behind in New Orleans to suffer
the consequences of favorites, and mis-
takes, being played at every level, from the
question of whether the levees would hold
to the response of federal assistance.
Ask yourself this simple question Did
New Orleans receive the kind of outreach
that FEMA provided so promptly in our
area following Hurricane Dennis? Hardly.
Little wonder that the lesson to be
gleaxedis that we are swimming on our
own here, that we must protect ourselves.
And that starts at the grassroots and
our local elected officials.
If the past nine months are any indi-
cation, if the past five years of budgeting
by gouging provide insight, the citizens of
this county, north to south, are not being
served.
We have permitted those we have put
into office to make decisions based on
what is most likely to keep them in office in
the short-term, not what is to the county's
long-term interest.
We could argue that the fact that com-
missioners finally seemed to see the light
on county-wide voting is a positive sign.
We could argue that the deal apparent-
ly struck on Tuesday night or sometime
before to trim another $1.6 million from
the budget is another.
But for all the bluster and theater, we
still- can't help but wonder.


action arm of this coalition,
the Gulf County Community
Development Council, deigned,
in its wisdom, to vote me as
president of the board, the
lone decision this group has
made for which I question their
judgment.
I am strictly standing on
their shoulders.
The energy of this group
was palpable again on the
most recent Friday the last
in August as members dis-
cussed a variety of initiatives.
The local Habitat for
Humanity has been officially
recognized by the internation-
al organization, has received
20 applications from which
they have winnowed five eli-
gible families for consideration
for the first home. They are
searching for a site as this is
written.
The Christian Community
Development Fund has worked
on 21 homes since October
2004 while spending just over
$15,000, thanks in large mea-
sure to a core of volunteers who
donate their time and sweat to
making living a bit more com-
fortable in Gulf County.
Bridgeport (see related
story in this paper) is taking
shape as an example of how
to create a diversified middle-
class neighborhood in a com-
munity too long divided by


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by Kesley Colbert



Are We Paying



i Attention?


-- -
As Hurricane Katrina
hurled into New Orleans and
the Mississippi Gulf Coast
three thoughts jumped into
my mind. And here they are,
in the order in which they
appeared. The first was "I'm
glad it is not us", immedi-
ately followed by "What an
incredible loss" and then "Is
the aid from France already
on its way"!
As Professor Webb used
to tell us in his History of
the Southern States lectures,
let's break them down one at
a time.
It is sometimes not an
easy task to live along the
Gulf of Mexico. We bask in
the beauty, the glory and the
blessings of it. We must also
accept the risk.
It is a tedious position at
best for us when the Weather
Channel anchor person
reports that "Katrina has
taken a turn to the west and
is now predicted to make land
fall around the New Orleans
area..." You are aware that
someone along the golden
Gulf Coast is about to be in
harm's way, but your heart
relaxes just a bit with the
news that it appears it is not
going to be you!
I hate that my first
thought was so selfish. I was
worried about me..and mine.
I breathed a big sigh of relief.
I thought of all the things I
wouldn't have to dol I didn't
need to rush to the gas place.
Or haul in ungainly plywood.
Or tie my swing set to the,
back porch. Try to find the
starter rope for the generator.
Take fifty phone calls from
worried uncles and cousins
in Tennessee. Or wonder if
my sixteen year old truck
could keep me ahead of the
storm...
You don't actually "wish
the hurricane" on someone
else but you are fully aware
that you have "escaped"
another one.
Then you think of the
folks in the bull's eye. What
a horror to have your whole
world turned upside down!
Big families, older couples,
single moms, great-grand-
mothers and small toddlers
had to ride this thing out.
They were scared. And vul-
nerable. And lost. And heart-
sick. I bet a few muttered
to themselves "why didn't


various factors pertaining to
race and class.
"Where are we going to
put the next neighborhood?"
said Allen Cox, whose CQ
Development built the homes
at Bridgeport in partnership
with The St. Joe Company.
"We need to think about that."
The SHIP program will
help 12 families with hous-
ing assistance and eight with
rehabilitation of frayed homes.
Fannie Mae has arrived on
the scene, providing education
to home-buyers and lenders,
providing a supportive voice
and outreach that can't be
replicated.
And the Friends of North
Port St. Joe, a group fund-
ed by the Jessie Ball DuPont
Foundation and led by some
interested folks from Florida
State University have begun
a visioning exercise, hoping
to overcome a letter writing
campaign aimed at discourag-
ing participation by attorneys
handling a lawsuit against The
St. Joe Company over housing
and alleged contamination at
Millview.
"It is not about win-
ning and losing, it is about
everybody winning," said Dr.
Charles Connerly of FSU about
the North Port St. Joe vision-
ing.
And in describing that


this 'thing' run ashore over
around Apalachicola"!
I saw one weatherologist
on t. v. blaming the rash of
recent hurricanes on glob-
al warming. She espoused
forth at length on the cli-
mate trends in the Western
Hemisphere in the past quar-
ter century. And she was
making some kind of con-
nection between the upper
atmosphere's thinning elec-
trons and the warmer Gulf
waters.. It was a little too
scientific for me.
I heard the term "natural
phenomena" kicked around
quite a bit. None of what I
saw looked "natural" to me.
And I don't really think the
experts "learned discourses"
and "geothermal explana-
tions" as to the wherefores
and whatnots mattered much
to the folks clinging to a roof
top or swimming across their
front yard.
One of the survivors was
blaming God. I cringed at
the very thought! God is in
control. I guarantee you, and
the super intellectual weath-
erologist, of that undeniable
fact! And without question,
God could have stopped it.
But He didn't. And that is a
point you and I and the rest
of America ought to be study-
ing hard and long on even as
we prepare all the aid and
assistance we can muster for
the stricken area.
If I'm not mistaken God
has spoken through wind
and rain before. You reck-
on He's trying to get our
attention? Do you think He
has a message for us? And
it would be very, very dan-
gerous to "rationalize" that
God just needed to clean
out New Orleans or Gulfport,
or any other specific place..
Only those among us without
sin can cast those kinds of
stones
We need to love our
neighbors. And right now
our neighbors that need the
most loving have been clearly
delineated to us. And on a
greater scale we need to heed
the warnings and the signs
that should be. abundantly
clear to us today. Do you
really think the wealth and
the might and the intellect of
America will somehow keep
us immune from a just and
righteous God?
I remember some folks
in the ancient city of Jericho
that thought their giant walls
would protect them...
And my last thought on


study, Connerly could 'have
easily been fashioning a mis-
sion statement for the housing.
coalition, which also presses
ahead with development of a
Community Land Trust CDC
members recently attended a
national CLT conference and
put Gulf County on the map of
the movement which is grow-
ing across the country and
a rainbow of other housing
initiatives.
"It's exciting to us to see
the movement you are making
in the community to address
your housing needs," said Pam
Duncan of Fannie Mae.
To borrow from a popular
song, it's enough to lift you
up ...
It seems almost ironic.
Next week, Port St. Joe
High School will celebrate
the 50th anniversary of
Shark Stadium with a game
against Freeport out of Walton
County.
It was September 1955
when the Sharks played the
first game in their spanking
new stadium against Walton
High out of DeFuniak Springs,
which is about 15 miles or so
down the road from Freeport.
Shark Stadium was built
by football boosters and was a
front-page item in The Star for
several weeks leading up to the
game, which, by the way, the


this is pretty simple. Has
anybody heard from France
this morning? I am eager-
ly awaiting word from them
that they have ships already
steaming our way loaded
down with medicine, food,
water, blankets and hope.
This is not a time to point
fingers at foreign policy. Or
argue over leadership. It's
time for France to get busy!
No one should have to
remind them why they need
to be rushing to our aid.
They remember Black Jack
Pershing and his boys. They
know who was parachuting
in (behind enemy lines) on
that pitch black and rainy
night in June of 1944. They
understand why they still
speak French today.
But I want them. to do
more than just remember. I
want to see them give. back
one time! I would expect they
would be eager to "pitch in"
and help out an old friend.
It's not like we are asking
them to charge a hill fortified
with German machine guns.
Or storm a beach that is said
to be impregnable. Or fight
hand to hand through the
streets of Ste-Mere-Eglise.
And it shouldn't only
be Francel I can't think of
an earthquake, tsunami,
volcano eruption, drought,
famine, mud slide or atomic
reactor meltdown around the
world that America hasn't
responded to over the years.
We are most often the first
in.,and the last to leave. We
,have sent money, supplies,
aid, comfort and our people.
It will be interesting to
see who heeds this SOS.
I've heard the expres-
sion, "a time like this brings
out the best...and unfortu-
nately, the worst in people"
a hundred times in the past
three days.
The same can be said for
nations.
This tragedy is going to
reveal a lot about ourselves
and those around us in the
days, weeks and months
ahead. I hope we all are
found standing in the cor-
rect gap..
Help Us Lord,
Kes


Sharks lost 7-0.
At the opening ceremo-
nies, several players from the
high school's first football team
in 1926 which numbered all
of 13 players were in atten-
dance.
The field was actually
ready in 1954, but since the
boosters couldn't get the lights
installed for the beginning of
the season, the grand opening
was held off one year.
It was the first field the
Sharks could call their own.
And, of course, the only field
the Sharks have ever called
home.
Though, one must inter-
ject, that given the traveling
caravan that follows the team
across Northwest Florida when
Port St. Joe hits the road, one
could argue that every game
seems a home game for the
Sharks.
Come out next week, Sept.
16, with game time slated for 8
p.m. following some trips down
memory lane.
And, with any luck, the
Sharks of 2005 will provide
some revision to history and
come away winners over the
visitors from Walton County.
After 50 years, it only seems
just.


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Gas

By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer

On Tuesday morning,
only one station in Port St.
Joe still had gasoline.
More than a week ago,
nearly 30 Premier Chemical
employees were out of a job.
Increased fuel prices
resulting from interruptions
in production following
Hurricane Katrina are
affecting residents' gas tanks
- and their wallets.
Express Lane No. 79 in
Port St. Joe had enough fuel
to fill their customers' tanks
through Monday morning.
On Tuesday morning, the
station's supply of diesel fuel
was depleted, and business
came to a grinding halt.
Judy Carter, the manager
on duty, said business was
"great" through the holiday
weekend due to a significant
price difference than the
neighboring Phillips' Food


Prices

Shell Station on Monument
Avenue.
"We ran out for two or
three hours at a time, but we
got two deliveries (of regular
unleaded) over the weekend,"
Carter said.
Carter was unsure when
Express Lane No. 79 in Port
St. Joe would be receiving
another shipment of fuel.
"They never let us know,"
. she said.
When supply at the
Express Lane No. 77 in
St. Joe Beach ran out on
Sunday, regular unleaded
fuel was priced at $2.69 per
gallon.
Perhaps the higher
prices at Phillips Food
Shell Station on Monument
Avenue regular unleaded
jumped to $3.29 a gallon
Saturday evening is one of
the reasons it was the only
station that still had fuel.
Ryan Phillips, proprietor
of the Shell Station in Port


MAINTAINING FUEL EFFICIENCY
Check your owner's manual for
routine maintenance instructions, and
keep the following points in mind:
Spark plugs must be in good
condition. Some will last for
100,000 miles, but many need
to be replaced more often.

Check the air and fuel filters at
least twice a vear. Dirty filters
increase fuel consumption and
can cause poor performance.

inflate tires according
to manufacturer
recommendations. Under-
inflated tires are a safety
hazard and can cut fuel
economy as much as 2 percent
per pound of pressure below
the recommended level.

Have your vehicle serviced
immediately if the emissions
malfunction indicator li.ht -
MIL or 'check engine" light
comes on.

Have your vehicle serviced
regularly by a certified
technician, who can also
inspect important vehicle
components that can affect
fuel consumption -
AT THE PUMP Li your ,tehicle's- eng-ie
does not need premMium fuel, using


St. Joe, said prices from
their suppliers are changing
hourly.
"We are not a public
utility," Phillips said.
With several locations in
Northwest Florida, Phillips
said his company has been
transporting fuel from Tampa
and Jacksonville to meet
supply needs.
"When the trucks have
to drive nine hours to Tampa
for a load of fuel, it's going to
cost more," Phillips insisted.
Phillips said one of his
store locations in Panama
City was not expected to
receive another shipment of
fuel until September 12.
"When we run out,
we probably won't have
anymore," Phillips said.
Jim Williams, the
operations manager at
Premier Chemical in Port
St. Joe, said his plant's
operations were shut down
at the close of business after
Hurricane Katrina's passage
last Monday.
With fuel already
totaling a significant portion
of their operational costs, a
doubling of gas prices last
week brought business to a


anything other than regular is simply a
waste of money. Other tips include-
Don't top oft your gas tank. In
warm weather, fuel expansion
can cause overflow

If you must replace a gas cap.
make sure it is the right one for
your car. A poorly fitting cap
can cause engine problems,
increase eniossions and reduce
fuel economy.

Keep track of gas mileage.
If you notice a decrease in
fuel ecibnomy, your vehicle
ma; not be operating at peak
performance.

Look into eas rebate programs
such as the kkA Visa card,
which provides a rebate every
tirne you fill up.
SAVING MONEY WHILE MAKING
MONEY
Transportation to and from work
is one of the most obvious places to
save money arid fuel. Consider these
options:
When possible. combine
errands with your daily
commute.

f your work [l.:iurs aire flexible
r v: r ,' r l : i I r h:,
morning or returning home


grinding halt.
"Right now, we're just
waiting for clarification about
what's going on," Williams


Williams said
Port St. Joe facility
on a curtailment
business can be pa


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said.
Premier Chemical
produces magnesium oxide
for other chemical companies
to use in production.


later in the evening to reduce
fuel burned in bumper-to-
bumper traffic.

* Talk to your employer about
telecommuting. Working from
home one day a week can
significantly reduce your fuel
consumption over the course
cf. a year.

* Parttcipate in a car or van pool.
Many famihes use car pools to
transport children to and from
school or activities. Starting
a car pool can be as easy as
talking to neighbors who travel
to the same destination or
posting a notice on a company
or school bulletin board.

* When available, public transit
is usually the least expensive
and most fuel-efficient way
to commute. It may take a
little longer to get where you're
going, but you'll save money
and help the environment.

* For short trips, try bicycling or
walking. You'll save fuel, and
your body will thank 'you for
the exercise.

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if a shortage occurs
Damage to w
refineries, and
increased prices,
only a skeleton c
handful of salaried e
at Premier Chemic
undetermined am
time.


since the Williams speculated
y operates that the hurricane damage
contract, had affected Florida and the
ared down southeastern United States's
operations more so than the
rest of the nation.
When the plant does
return to full operation,
Williams said all unemployed
laborers will return to work.
Don Rich, supervisor of
transportation and facilities
for the Gulf County School
System, said his department
had been very hard hit.
An acute shortage of
diesel supply across the
area has had the greatest
impact in the transportation
department.
"We have a two-to-three-
week supply on hand right
S now," Rich said.
Rich estimated this year's
fuel costs for his department
could go up as much as
25-30 percent over previous
years.
He hopes registration
with the Gulf County,
Emergency Management
S. Coordinator Marshall Nelson
ellss and could yield an emergency
in turn,, supply of diesel fuel from
have left Tallahassee could curb a
crew and potential shortage in the,
employees coming weeks.
al for an "It has made us very fuel
aount of conscious," Rich said.


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Constructing a Diversified Community


by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Buying one's first home is
a rewarding experience.
It's especially rewarding
in an unbelievably expensive
market where double-wide
trailers list for nearly half a
million dollars.
Just over a year after
launching the Bridgeport
development in Port St. Joe,
CQ Development, Pristine
Properties and the St. Joe
Company have made that
often elusive dream a reality
for 31 Gulf County residents.
Alyson Gerlach of
Pristine Properties Real
Estate said when the
project was first launched,
people automatically had
preconceived notions about
the proposed "affordable
housing" development.


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Consumer Rip-Offs
Can you remember
when consumers could buy
a bottle of pop that was
actually full to the cap? Plus
the bottles used to sit nicely
on our refrigerator shelves,
or wherever we wanted to sit
them? Now they ar 3/4 full,
and they fall all over the place
when you try to stand them
up in your frig because of the
crazy design of the bottoms!
Now we 'pay-more-for-less'
plus have bottles that fall
all over! (Being a woman, I
cannot believe it was a woman
who designed these stupid
new bottles!) I wonder whose
crazy idea that was anyway?
It sure would be nice to buy
a full bottle of pop! Leave it
to the greedy manufacturers
to give us about 3/4 cup less
pop for the same amount of
money we used to pay for a
full bottle of pop! Sometimes
manufacturers cannot leave
well enough alone! And
sometimes the 'old ways' are
better than 'new ways'!
For instance, the soup
cans! Wow! We used to be able
to buy a 15 oz. can of soup for
the price we now pay for a 10.5
oz. can of soup! (Somehow the
can's got smaller!) Maybe the
manufacturers like their own


The sharp racial divide
that still exists in Port St.
Joe was merely one of the
misconceptions she and her
company had to diffuse.
"We had to keep saying
this is not a low-income
government housing project,"
she said.
The demographic of the
31 new homeowners clearly
proves that argument.
Terrence Watts is a 25-
year old investigator with the
Department of Children and
Families in Port St. Joe.
His monthly mortgage
payment for his new
Bridgeport home is only $50
more than his monthly rental
payment on a one-bedroom
cottage.
After relocating from
Riviera Beach nearly two years
ago, Watts found a home in


to the Editor


products so much they give
us less so they can have more
soup for their own lunches!
Do you suppose?
Then there's this thing
the manufacturers do to us
who get "hooked' on a specific
item, and have finally found
it to work for us, then they
DISCONTINUE the item, or
change it altogether! Bah
humbug!
LaVonne D. Parke
Southport

Face Painting Safety
I started Face-painting in
1990.1 eventually moved from
check art to Exotic Fantasy
Face Painting. I continued
to share this love of art with
many until the year 2000.
Since Dan, my husband, and
I have moved to Port Saint
Joe, I have found that this
type of art is something I can
offer to our new community.
We have been serving in as
the Methodist Pastoral family
since June 1993.At this time,
I would like to share a little bit
of information with everyone
about the dangers concerning
this type of painting. Children
young and old at heart will
try to copy this type of eye
catching, love of the designs
I shared at the Scallop


Wewahitchka, a 30-minute
drive from his office, that was
within his affordability range.
No sooner had the house gone
on the market that it quickly
sold out from under him.
"When I heard about
Bridgeport, I didn't wait
around," Watts said. "I knew
it was a good investment."
Luke Trawick is the vice
president of Above Par, Inc., a
local construction company.
As a builder, Trawick has
the means to build his own
home. But, astronomical land
prices kept the possibility just
out of his reach.
"This is ideal for where
I am right now," Trawick
said. "I am young, can live
inexpensively and do not need
as much living space."
His Palm package home,
a three bedroom, two bath


Festival.
The correct term for this
type art is face and body art,
but I like to call it by a simple
familiar name, Face Painting.
Anyway, by using professional
fantasy make-up I can create
Exotic Fantasy Face Paint
Designs. This make-up and
glitter is specially made for the
face and body. The paint does
not stain and can be cleaned
with water, soap or face
cleanser. Please be advised
that oil based and acrylic
paint is not to be used as face
and body paint! They contain
ingredients that can be toxic,
and they can stain the skin.
Over the counter glitter can,
also, be dangerous. It is made
of cut glass, and this can be
especially harmful to the eyes
and if inhaled.
If you are interested in this
type of art, please be cautious
with any type of product you
use. Research it first. It took
me several years to learn
this critical information, and
I hope that you will ask the
important questions if your
child or you are in a festival
setting before you decide to
let anyone create a design on
you or your child's skin.
I enjoyed sharing time
with all the children at the
Scallop Festival on Saturday,
and I hope my volunteer
efforts raised a lot for the
relay for life festival booth. I
look forward to sharing this
service with all of you in the
future.
Cheryl Rhodes
Port St. Joe


had to relocate and sell the
home, 50 percent of the home
profits would go to St. Joe
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With nearly 125 serious
inquiries into the project,
hat leaves approximately 80
people still on waiting list for
an affordable home.
CQ Development's goal,
according to Gerlach, is one
)f these workforce housing
neighborhoods each year for
he next five years.


Primary


housing,


house, is scheduled to be aimed at keeping homes P
completed by December. affordable. a
Trawick said he chose the Gerlach added that these
home with the most flexible homes were not built as a a
interior design so he can still revenue-generating project. 0
apply his building skills to "Well be doing good to
personalize his home, which break even," she said. r
he anticipates moving into As a member of the local t
sometime around the start of business community, CQ
the year when construction is views the Bridgeport project
complete. as a contribution back to the }
The maximum home price community. E
established for Bridgeport Of the 36 lots in
homes is $130,000. Bridgeport, 31 homes have i
Though Gerlach admits been contracted by Pristine t
it is still a significant price, Properties. Five of the
the homes are affordable in home lots are currently in f
relative terms relative to negotiation for purchase by b
outrageous land prices across the Gulf County Community
the county. Land Trust.
Deborah Loyelles is the
new youth minister at First
United Methodist Church.
Joannie Whittington P 1
is a teacher at Port St. Joe B LIC I
Elementary.
Jimmie Williams is the
pastor of New Bethel A.M.E.
All of these are new
homeowners in Bridgeport.
"There was a lot of THERE WILL BE A TO0
skepticism about the project ON MONDAY, SEPTEA
coming into fruition," Gerlach 6:00 RM., E.D.T., AT TH
said. 6:00 RM., E.D.T., AT TH
Besides misconceptions UNTEER FIRE DEPART
about the nature and
demographic of the new THE FOLLOWING:
development, Gerlach
also said many potential RE-DISTRICTING
homeowners, were confused
about whether or not they
would actually own the land. OTHER ISSUES IMPORT
"These are primary
ownership homes," she RESIDENTS
emphasized.
The only stipulation for
owning a Bridgeport home is
guaranteed occupancy for a
minimum of five years. If for Ad #2005-073
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Senator Bill Nelson Makes Stop in Port St. Joe


By Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
With Hurricane Katrina
increasing costs and
decreasing supply across the
country, gas was obviously
one of the main topics of
discussion during Sen. Bill
Nelson's (D-Fl.) campaign
stop in Port St. Joe last
week.
Nelson recounted how
gas prices in Tallahassee
jumped from $2.69 a gallon
to $3.09 overnight.
"People have to have
relief," Nelson demanded.
"Seniors on a fixed income,
people making $20,000 a
year they can't afford to
get to work."
Before finger-pointing
began last week about federal
relief efforts to Hurricane
Katrina victims on the Gulf
Coast, Nelson said the
Category 4 storm was "going
to have to force Washington
to listen to us."
Refineries damaged by
Katrina could be closed for
months. Combined with
the nation's heavy reliance
on foreign oil, Nelson said,
"We've got some serious,
serious problems."
Attorney Mel Magidson
asked Nelson if he would
consider changing his
mind to allow oil drilling off
the eastern Gulf Coast of
Florida.
Nelson responded with a
question: is it worth it?
"Is it worth it when


geological studies show
there is not much oil off our
coastline? Is it worth is to a
$50 billion a year tourism
industry? Is it worth it to the
fishermen who make their
living from the Gulf?" Nelson
questioned.
Offering up an
immediate solution to the
problem, Nelson discussed
the possibility of increasing
ethanol production by using
sugar cane and grass instead
of corn.
"We can push the auto
manufacturers to meet
demands for hybrid vehicles,"
Nelson added.
Nelson said when the
issue comes up again in
Congress, his "ace up his
sleeve" to defeat drilling off
the coast will be the issue of
restricted airspace.
"Why do you think Florida
did not lose any bases in the
first round of BRAC (Base
Realignment and Closures)?"
Nelson asked.
Pointing out military
training opportunities,
particularly at Eglin and
Tyndall Air Force Bases,
Nelson added, "They can't
train military with oil on the
surface of the water."
In light of his membership
on the Armed Services
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discussing the Iraq War.
Nelson served in the
Vietnam War. Following an
opening speech from Champ


"These are small
communities looking for big
bucks," McGee added. "We
need big government to come
in and establish a program."
Nelson commended
McGee for his creative
idea for a solution to the
problem.
"Now is the time for
creative ideas," Nelson said.
Nelson said the levee
breaches in New Orleans
and the resulting flooding of
the city is somewhat akin to
the beach renourishment.


Senator Bill Nelson


Traylor of Wewahitchka who
recently returned from Iraq
with the U.S. Army Reserve,
Nelson said, "I don't want
to happen to us now what
happened to us then."
"The might of the U.S.
military machine is only as
strong as those supporting
it," Nelson added.
Traylor, son of County
Commissioner Billy Traylor,
suggested in his opening
speech that "military budgets
in a time of war need to be
obsolete."
Refuting the notion that
soldiers fighting the war in
Iraq did not have adequate
equipment to do their job,


Traylor added, "During my
time of service, amenities I
had were due to efforts of
people like Senator Nelson.
We always had the equipment
to do the job."
Cape San Blas resident
Bill McGee asked for Nelson's
help in offering a solution for
the north Florida shoreline
erosion problem.
"The DEP (Department
of Environmental Protection)
has gone on record as saying
the entire emerald coast
needs beach renourishment,"
McGee told Nelson.
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were currently no stops on
coastal development, McGee
proposed a working capital
fund be established to
address the severe coastal
erosion.


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support additional beach
renourishment.
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Gators Swamp South Walton To Open Season, 35-8


by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
In his first game as
coach at Wewahitchka High
School, Greg Jordan looked
across at host South Walton
warming up and wondered if
his team's quickness would
negate the Seahawks' size
and physical play.
As it turned out, the
game rendered the question
moot.
The Gators dominated
play from the outset, caus-
ing three turnovers while
committing just one turn-
over themselves and nulli-
fied the Seahawks' size with
their own energy to take
a 35-8 win which opened
Wewahitchka's season.
"What I was worried
about was their size and
whether they would wear us
out," Jordan said. "To my
surprise we were more physi-
cal than they were. That was
a pleasant surprise.


"It's good these kids
aren't intimidated by play-
ing in other people's (stadi-
ums)."
Particularly, since they
play six of their first seven on
the road.
The Gators ran around
and through the Seahawks
(0-2) all night, piling up more
than 300 yards of offense
while holding South Walton
to 179 total yards.
Leading the way for
Wewahitchka was Johnny
Jones,' who rushed for 145
yards and two touchdowns
on just eight carries (18.1
yards per carry).
Ryan Ranie added 93
yards and a touchdown on
eight carries and had anoth-
er 60-yard touchdown run
called back due to a penalty.
The Gators jumped on
South Walton early, scoring
21 first quarter points, and
didn't let up.
The Gators opened scor-


ing on quarterback Sean
Bierman's 1 yard sneak with
5:46 left in the first quarter.
Bierman was 3 for 6 pass-
ing for 39 yards without an
interception.
Dee Baker kicked the
extra point and it was quick-
ly 7-0.
A fumble from South
Walton on the next posses-
sion gave the Gators the ball
back, and Jones capital-
ized with a 4-yard TD run,
Baker's extra point stretch-
ing the lead to 14-0.
The Seahawks fumbled
again on the ensuing posses-
sion, the Gators pouncing on
the football.
Minutes later,
Wewahitchka's Ryan Ranie
scampered 49 yards for a
touchdown and Baker's
extra-point kick made it 21-0
at the end of the first period.
The Seahawks mean-
while could not muster much
of an offense.


"We chased the ball real-
ly well defensively," Jordan


Gulf County Volleyball Play Underway


by Blair Shiver
Star Staff Writer
Port St. Joe Lady
Sharks Volleyball

The Lady Sharks
Volleyball season is under-
way and off to somewhat of a
sputtering start.
On Thursday, Aug. 25,
Port St. Joe hosted Liberty
County and both the varsity
and JV teams suffered losses
in three sets.
Varsity (8-25, 22-25, 12-
25), JV (21-25, 20-25)
On Tuesday, Aug. 30 the
varsity team lost one of four
games to Wewahitchka (25-
20, 12-25, 17-25, 17-25) at
Wewahitchka High School.
However, the JV team
defeated Wewahitchka in two
sets (25-9, 25-19) to win the
game.
"They look pretty good,"
said Coach Wayne Taylor of
the junior varsity team.
The junior varsity team
chalked another season
win against Carrabelle last
Thursday in three sets (12-
25, 25-14, 15-9).


Taylor said junior
Courtney Craft was the spark
for the Carrabelle match
up with a total 17, service
points.
Taylor said the hungry
Lady Sharks varsity team
prevailed against Carrabelle
in a best of five series (25-17,
25-23, 18-25, 25-21).
Senior Shannon Adkins
served 23 service points and
had ten attacks with two
kills. Senior Jenna Chesser
had 34 assists followed by
sophomore Rocio Espinosa
with 18.
A rally scoring system is
currently being used at the
high school level. Taylor esti-
mate the rally scoring system
was adopted for two reasons
- one, to speed up the games
and two, to generate more
interest. ,
Rally scoring differs in
that the maximum point
score increased from 15 to
25. At the varsity level, teams
compete to win the best three
of five games. Junior varsity
teams play for the best two of
three games. .


In the old scoring sys-
tem, teams played three
games per match. Also, rally
scoring allows a team to win
a point even if they are not
the serving team. The old
scoring system only permit-
ted the serving team to win a
point if a mistake is made.
Taylor said both teams
are showing great strength
with their passing game, but
they needed to work on being
more aggressive, particularly
when dealing spikes to the
opposing team.
The 2005 Varsity team
includes seniors Shannon
Adkins,. Candace Branch,
Jenna Chesser, Carmen Hill,
Michelle Perri and Samantha
Plessinger; juniors Angela
Colson and Kate Shoaf; soph-
omores Espinosa and Smiley
and freshmen Kayla Minger
and Kaelyn Williams.
The 2005 Junior Varsity
team includes senior Latasha
Fennell; junior Courtney
Craft; sophomores, Celeste
Bryant, Kiara Fenn and
Shayla Nickson and fresh-
men- Erin Bailey, .Angela


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eight times for
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touchdown in
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over South Walton. Ranie also had a 60-
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penalty.


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Canington, Sarah Hiscock,
Toya Mork, Morgan Peak and
Savannah Searcy.
Wewahitchka Lady
Gators Volleyball
Coming off an unor-
ganized and losing sea-
son last year, Coach Diana.
Middlebrooks said she
expects the Wewahitchka
Lady Gators to perform well
this season.
Chalking three wins
and a loss in the first four
matches of the season,
Middlebrooks estimated that
with a little more practice
and time, Wewahitchka vol-
leyball will "definitely be a
threat in the next couple of
years."
In the season opening
game on Thursday, Aug.
25, the Varsity team fell in
five sets to West Gadsden at
West Gadsden.
On Friday, Aug. 26, the
team traveled to Altha and
won in five sets. (11-25, 25-
19, 14-25, 23-25, 15-10)
The girls recorded a
second win against Port St.
Joe.on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at
home.
"Last year, we only won
one game," Middlebrooks
said. "I hope this year we
only lose that one game."
The young team is full of
enthusiasm. Only one senior
remains from last year's
team.
Middlebrooks also said
the team has improved tre-
mendously since the first
day of practice, particularly
with their passing skills.
"We also have some pret-
ty good hitters," she added.
Middlebrooks said she is
still working to develop a lot
of fundamentals for players
on the young team.
"These girls love the
game, they love to play," she
said.
On Sept. 1, the team
topped Apalachicola in three
sets in Wewahitchka.
The Lady Gators have a
long break before they travel-
ing to Blountstown on Sept.
12.
The 2005 Lady Gator
Varsity team includes Nikita
Miller, Leigh Ann Mayo,
Sharee Addson, Kelly Weeks,
Catlin Turner, Datrina
Edwards, Heather Simmons,
Mary Taunton, Natalya Miller
and Marcie Jackson.


said. "We shut down their
fullback (Dexter Barefield), a
big physical runner, and once
we did that they couldn't do
much."
Wewahitchka went into
halftime with a 28-0 cushion
after Jones sprinted 90 yards
for a touchdown and Baker
added the extra point.
Baker (three carries for
25 yards) added the final
Gator points with just over
six minutes left in the fourth
period when he barreled
into the end zone from the
Seahawk 1 and then kicked
the extra point.
South Walton finally got
on the board less than a
minute later when Barefield
pounded 24 yards for a
touchdown with 5:35 left in
the game. Quinn Sanders
passed to Chad Rosamond
for a two-point conversion.
Walton rushed for 143
yards and passed for 36, led
by Sanders with 10 rushes
for 78 yards. Sanders passed
for 21 yards, completing 3
of 8, and Barefield passed
for 15 yards on two comple-


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tions.
Jones led Wewa on
defense with 11 tackles,
caused one fumble and broke
up one pass. J.J. Roberts had
nine tackles, Justin Barnes,
Ranie and Trey Goodwin six
tackles apiece.
Barnes and Roy Suber
each recovered a fumble,
while Goodwin and Baker
shared the other fumble
recovery.
Wewahitchka travels to
Cottondale at 7 p.m. CT on
Friday.

First Quarter
WHS Bierman 1 run
(Baker kick)
WHS Johnny Jones 4
run (Baker kick)
WHS Ranie 49 run
(Baker kick)
Second Quarter
WHS Jones 90 run
(Baker kick)
Fourth Quarter
WHS Baker 1 run
(Baker kick)
SW Barefield 24 run
(Rosamond pass from
Sanders)


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Sharks Down Marianna, Even Record At 1-1


by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The defense never rest-
ed.
Port St. Joe shut down
Marianna's offense through
three quarters and gave its
own offense several key early
opportunities as the visit-
ing Sharks (1-1) evened their
record Friday night with a
22-10 win.
Marianna (1-1) man-
aged just 118 total yards,
including 49 passing yards,
40 of those yards in the air
coming in the final quarter.
The Sharks did not allow
Marianna to mount a consis-
tent running attack and the
Bulldogs could not stretch
the field against the stingy
Port St. Joe defensive 11.
"The defense was great,"
PSJ coach John Palmer said.
"They gave us the ball in
great position in the first half


and they held them off in the
second half when we didn't
do a good job of holding on
to the ball."
The Bulldogs were in
trouble early when starting
quarterback Marquenten
Webb went down with a leg
injury on the third play of
the, game. A shifty double-
threat passing and rushing,
the Bulldogs never seemed
to recover from Webb's
absence.
After the teams
exchanged punts, Marianna
had the ball at its 25 when,
on third down, backup quar-
terback Brandon Gardner
fumbled, the ball squirting
free toward the Bulldog goal
line as players from both
squads scrambled after it.
Sidney Harris ultimately cor-
ralled the ball for the Sharks
at the Bulldog 6.
Two plays later, Ashley


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Davis rushed through a gap-
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touchdown. Daniel Welch's
extra point made it 7-0.
After shutting down
Marianna's sputtering
offense, St. Joe marched 80
yards in 12 plays the drive
started with a holding pen-
alty so it in truth covered 90
yards bridging the first and
second quarters.
Three holding penalties
against the Sharks who
committed 11 infractions for
98 yards further slowed
Port St. Joe, but behind the
running of Quentin Jenkins
(two carries for 47 yards)
and the playmaking of quar-
terback Mike Quinn (4 of 6
passing in the game for 81
yards, and a critical 44-yard
run late in the half) Port St.
Joe marched toward the end
zone.
The key play of the
drive ended up being a pass
interference call against the
Bulldogs when PSJ gambled
on fourth down and goal from
the Marianna 15.
On the ensuing play,
Davis broke two tackles to

Summer Track

Team Say Thanks
The Port St. Joe Summer
Track team would like to
express their deepest thanks
to everyone who contribut-
ed to our trip to the 2005
AAU Junior Olympics in
New Orleans, La. It was a
great success. The follow-
ing athletes competed in the
this national event: Kayla
Parker (Sub Youth Division),
Sam Ellmer and Courtney
Hermsdorfer (Intermediate
Division). Special thanks
to the following sponsors:
Bayside Savings Bank, Garry
L. Gaddis Construction,
Ard's Florist, 5 Star Collision,
Paul Gant's BBQ, Pryor's
Mobile Detailing and Gulf
County Board of County
Commissioners. The team
would also like to thank their
coaches for their hard work
and dedication throughout
this summer. Keion McNair
(Sprint coach), Zyrius Hill
(Hurdles/Long Jump coach)
and Keith Chiles (Pole Vault
coach).


score on a 7-yard trap to the
right.
Ash Parker lined up as
the holder on the extra point
but picked up the snap and
swept left to score on a two-
point conversion and Port St.
Joe was up 15-0 with 9:05
left in the half.
Behind the power run-
ning of tailbacks Phillip
Sylvester and Allen Grant,
Marianna managed to move
the ball into PSJ territory
on the ensuing drive and in
range for Andrew Isabella's
45-yard field goal, which
cleared the crossbar with 10
yards to spare.
However, Marianna man-
aged only two first downs in
the first half.
The Sharks finished the
first half scoring with 28 sec-
onds left. Quinn turned an
option play into a 44-yard
scamper Quinn improvised
superbly all night, gaining
positive yardage from plays
which appeared to be rever-
sals to the Marianna 20.
Quinn hit Parker on a
fade pattern for the touch-
down. Welch's kick made it
22-3 at halftime.
Benefiting from a PSJ
fumble the Sharks' only
turnover of the game after
committing five in the sea-
son-opener at Blountstown
- and an advantage in
the field-position battle,
Marianna scored late in the
third quarter when Reekus
Groomes went over from 3


yards and Isabella added the
extra point.
For the second-straight
week, the Sharks won the
total-yardage battle, gain-
ing 236 total yards including
155 yards on 33 rushes.
"We have to play a com-
plete game," Palmer said.
"Our offense struggled in the
second half and we have to
do better on that side of the
ball."
The Sharks travel to
Chipley on Friday for an 8:30
p.m. ET start.
The following week the
Sharks will host Freeport in
a game which will mark the
50 anniversary of Shark
Stadium. A celebration is
planned to mark the half-


century mark for the field
which has seen its share
of great high school since
1955.
This week's junior var-
sity game with Wewahitchka
has been cancelled.

First Quarter
PSJ Davis 6 run
(Welch kick)
Second Quarter
PSJ Davis 7 run
(Parker run)
MHS Isabella 45 FG
PSJ Parker 20 yard
pass from Quinn (Welch
kick)
Third Quarter
MHS Groomes 3 run
(Isabella kick)


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Driver License and Vehicle
Inspection Checkpoints
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver
license and vehicle inspection
checkpoints during the month
of September in Bay, Gulf and
Calhoun counties.
Recognizing the danger
presented to the public by
defective vehicle equipment,
troopers will concentrate their
efforts on vehicles being operated
with defects such as bad brakes,
worn tires and defective lighting
equipment. In addition, attention
will be directed to drivers
violating the driver's license laws
of Florida.
The Patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an effective
means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Florida
ensuring the protection of all
motorists.
September 2005 Gulf
County:
SR-71 near SR-381
SR-22 near CR-22A
SR-30 near Highland View
SR-71 near SR-22
SR-22 near the Bay County
line
SR-71 near CR-382
SR-71 near Calhoun County
line
SR-30 near Allen Memorial
Parkway
Gulf County Sheriff's
Report
On Aug. 19, Shawn David
Wilson, w/m, 25, of Port St. Joe,
was arrested for DWLSR.
On Aug. 20, Kyle Lindsey, w/f,
36, of Port St. Joe, was arrested
for resisting arrest; Brent Pierce
Jr., w/m, 19,' of Port St. Joe,
was arrested for reckless driving;
Rebecca R. Simmons, w/f, 37,
of Port St. Joe, was arrested
for aggravated battery; David A.
Broxson, w/m, 35, of Port St. Joe,
was arrested for unauthorized
driver to drive; William G. Mims,
w/m, 26, of Port St. Joe, was
arrested for DUI; William Lewis
Reynolds, w/m, 37, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested for battery,
possession of marijuana.
On Aug. 22, David N. Cauley,
w/m, 46, of Oklahoma, was
arrested for burglary; Samantha
Lynn Evans, w/f, 18, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested for forgery.
On Aug. 23, Oscar David Redd
Jr, w/m, 34, of Wewahitchka,
was arrested for violation of
pretrial release; Jeffery Marshall,
w/m, 20, of Wewahitchka, was
arrested for VOP-DUI.
On Aug. 25, Kymberly Lynn
Lewandowski, w/f, 26, of
Wewahitchka, was arrested
for burglary; William .Charles
Quaranta, w/rn, 32, of Port St.
Joe was arrested for DV. L P
Mexico Beach Police Report


During the past week, the
Mexico Beach Police Department
answered 52 calls for service.
Officers issued four traffic
citations and four traffic
warnings.
On Aug. 23, Zachary D. Smith
of Panama City was arrested for
driving without a valid drivers
license; Matthew Clark of Bay
St. Louis, Mo., was arrested for
permitting a non-licensed driver
to operate a motor vehicle,
instate warrant failure to appear
(DLSWR and hit and run);
Christopher Bernard of Navarre,
Fl. for instate warrant for failure
to appear (DWLSR).
On Aug. 26, Robert T. Pugh
of Albany, Ga. was arrested for
violation of parole for DUI.
On Aug. 28, Mark T. Catron on
Warner Robbins, Ga. was arrested
for possession of marijuana less
than 20 grams and possession of
drug paraphernalia.
Port St. Joe Police
Department Report
On Aug. 19 at approximately
2 pm, Brandon Corey Skeith age
23 of Port St Joe was arrested
without incident by the Port St
Joe Police Department for Driving
while license are suspended or
revoked. Skeith was transported
to the Gulf County Jail to await
first appearance.
On Aug. 19 at approximately
2:30 p.m., Clarence Warren
. Whitfield II, age 26, of Port St Joe
was arrested without incident by
the Port St Joe Police Department
for misdemeanor possession of a
controlled substance (cannabis).
Whitfield was transported to the
Gulf County Jail to await first
appearance.
On Aug. 20 at approximately
7:30 p.m. Cameron Lamar
Williams, age 25 of Panama
City was arrested by the Port
St Joe Police Department on a
Bay County warrant for petit
theft. During the execution of
the warrant, Williams was also
charged with resisting an officer
without violence. Williams was
transported to the Gulf County
Jail to await first appearance.
On Aug. 22 at approximately
5:50 pm Brandon Lee White, age
22, of Port St Joe was arrested
without incident by the Port
St Joe Police Department for
attempting to obtain a controlled
substance (Lortab) with a
forged prescription. White was
transported to the Gulf County
Jail to await first appearance.
On Aug. 22 at approximately
5 p.m. Patrick Jermine Dawson,
age 32, of Port St Joe was
arrested without incident by the
Port St Joe Police Department
on a Bay County. warrant. for
violation of probation. Dawson'
was placed on probation 'for
felony battery and violated that


probation by violating driver's
license restrictions. Dawson was
transported to the Gulf County
Jail to await first appearance.
On Aug. 25 at approximately
1:40 am James Edward Hamilton
age 43 of Port St Joe was
arrested without incident by the
Port St Joe Police Department
for loitering and prowling.
Hamilton was transported to the
Gulf County Jail to await first
appearance.
On Aug. 25 at approximately
2:00 am James Edward Watford
III age 25 of Port St Joe was
arrested without incident by the
Port St Joe Police Department
for driving while license are
suspended or revoked. Watford
was transported to the Gulf
County Jail to await first
appearance.
On Aug. 26 around 6:10
p.m. the Port St. Joe Police
Department arrested Henry
Bailey age 45 of Port St. Joe
for false information to a law
enforcement officer, violation
of probation and possession of


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less than 20 grams of marijuana
(misdemeanor). Bailey was
transported to the Gulf County
Jail.
On Aug. 26 around 7:32
p.m. the Port St. Joe Police
Department arrested Donna
Walker age 57 of Port St. Joe for
shooting in an occupied building
(felony). Walker was transported
to the Gulf County Jail to await
first appearance.
On Aug. 27 around 9:12
p.m. the Port St. Joe Police
Department arrested Chad
Gibbons, age 18, of Port St.
Joe for no valid drivers license.
Gibbons was taken to the Gulf
County Jail without incident.
On August 28, 2005 Brian T.
Neubauer, age 27, of Callaway,
was arrested for driving under
the influence of alcohol.
Neubauer was transported to
the Gulf County Jail to await
first appearance.
'On September 02, 2005 Gary
W. Williams, age 37, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested for violation of
probation for a prior offense of
sale of cocaine.
Williams was arrested at the
Probation Office and transported
without incident to the Gulf
County Jail.
On September 05, 2005 Robert


K. Williams Jr., age 18 of Port St.
Joe, was arrested for aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon.
Williams was transported to the
Gulf County Jail to await first
appearance.
City Ordinance Regarding
"Abondoned And/or Junked
Vehicles" In Port St. Joe
The Port St. Joe Police
Department is currently posting
properties for abandoned and/
or junked vehicles. Unsheltered
storage for a period of thirty
(30) days or more within the
corporate limits of the city,
except in licensed junk yards,
of old and unused stripped junk
automobiles not in good and
safe operating conditions, and of
any other vehicles, machinery,
implements or equipment or
personal property of any kind
which is no longer
safe or usable for the purposes
for which it was manufactured.
Any vehicle, which does not have
a current tag, shall be considered
a junked automobile.
Vehicles parked on city
right of way in violation of
this ordinance will be towed
at owner's expense to storage
facility. Officers are currently
locating and documenting


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we are blessed with in Franklin
and Gulf Counties.


Our region is home to some of the most
ecologically important bays left in the
southeast. Apalachicola Bay drains nearly
20,000 square miles reaching from the Blue
Ridge mountains to the Gulf of Mexico.
The bay produces 90 percent of the oysters
harvested in Florida over ten percent of the
U.S. harvest.


At St. Joseph Bay, between Cape San Bias and
the town of Port St. Joe, scientists measured
the highest productivity of invertebrates
(amphipods, lmu,-.,ls,, worms, etc.) ever
recorded in Gulf of Mexico seagrass beds. St.
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


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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.


Don't we want to keep growing smart and
avoid South Florida's mistakes? With 30
million people living within a day's drive of
the Panhandle, growth is exploding. Some
Panhandle counties grew 45 percent from
1990 to 1999. As developers seek more places
to build, our gorgeous coastal waters and
our right to go boating, fishing, and hunting
- may be at risk.


The more we pave, the less land is available
to absorb and filter the runoff that comes
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
natural balance. Algae explosions like "red


tide" kill fish and pollute our beaches. In the
spring of 2004, Panhandle residents watched
helplessly as more than 100 dead dolphins
washed onto our beaches -poisoned by red
tide.


Let's not let our waters get polluted like those
in South Florida. Developers got rich building
on the sensitive coastlines, but they left
marine communities bankrupt. We don't have
to go down that road. Together, Panhandle
residents can insist on better building
practices that preserve native vegetation
and reduce runoff. We can stand up for a
common-sense balance of preservation and
development.


If you care about the Panhandle, take a
few minutes to get involved and help steer
a positive future here, one that balances
resource protection with growth. Citizens can
make a real difference in how we grow. We
don't have to look like every place else!

Want to learn more? Call 1-877-WATER45 and
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these vehicles, which are not
in compliance of city ordinance
No. 296. If you need additional
information regarding these
vehicle violations, please contact
Port St. Joe Police Department
at (850) 229-8265.
"Substandard Structure And
Junk Abatement Code Of The
City Of Port St. Joe"
The Port St. Joe Police
Department will also be locating
and documenting unfit/unsafe
dwellings or structures as well as
excessive growth of grass and/
or weeds within the city limits.
If you own property that is in
violation of this City Nuisance
Ordinance No. 296 Section 30-1,
the police department is asking
you to correct the problem before
officers contact you.
Violation of city ordinance
#296 carries a fine of up to
$500.00 or up to 60 days in jail.
Each day any such violation
continues shall constitute a
separate offense as per General
Provisions section 1-15, general
penalty. If you have any questions
regarding this ordinance you
may call 229-8265 or stop by
410 Williams Avenue to obtain a
copy of the ordinance.


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County Offers Extensive Hurricane Relief Services


by Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Addressing the issue
of monetary donations at
Tuesday's EOC meeting,
Chamber of Commerce
president Mel Magidson
reported that area banks
have agreed to serve as drop-
off points.
The Chamber has
asked the banks to match
donations, and Bayside
Savings Bank has been the
first to respond, agreeing to
match up to $5,000.
Funds will benefit the
American Red Cross and
Salvation Army hurricane
funds.
Evacuees can check the
status of their bank accounts
at all area banks, through an
FDIC-sponsored program that
locates financial institutions
in affected areas.
Several banks have
also waived ATM fees for
evacuees.
Housing
Magidson said the
Chamber has also sent amass
e-mail to rental agencies in
hopes of compiling a housing
pool.
Those willing to open
their homes or apartments to
evacuees and their families
will be asked to state the
terms of their offer, including
length of stay, personal
preferences and whether or
not they will allow pets.


There are currently
around 20 evacuees living
at Dead Lakes Park in
Wewahitchka, with a handful
at the Peninsula State Park
on Cape San Bias. Rish Park
on the Cape may soon house
evacuees as well.
The following living
facilities were available as
of Tuesday morning: Geri
Care/Beacon Hill (geriatric
and non-medical evacuees),
Long Avenue Baptist Church
gymnasium, which can house
30 people (preference given
to children and families),
Bay St. Joseph Care and
Rehabilitation Center, 15
rooms (disabled, elderly
evacuees) and Taunton
Truss' "Homer House," which
can accommodate 50 people.
GT Com will waive
deposit and connection fees
for evacuees in the area.
Food Donations
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Center will serve as a
staging area and distribution
center for donated non-
perishable food items.
The Center is currently
looking for a distribution site
in the Mexico Beach area,
which is the home of some
41 evacuees.
In Port St. Joe, the
Piggly Wiggly store will be
accepting food donations
and dispensing $1,000
worth of $20 food vouchers
to evacuees.


The Oak Grove Assembly
of God will be providing free
lunches to 15-20 evacuees
daily.
Schools
After receiving
notification from the state
Department of Education, the
Gulf County School System
is currently waiving all
paperwork usually required
for registration, including
social security cards, birth
certificates and health and
school records.
Students will have until
Sept. 30 to complete any
necessary paperwork. School
immunizations, which can
be performed at the Gulf
County Health Department,
have also been waived for 30
days.
All evacuee children,
including those staying with
friends and relatives, are
considered homeless and are
eligible for free lunches.
Students can start
school immediately and can
participate in athletics if
eligible.


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salvaged.
"We have no home to go
to, we have no city, we have
no nothing," said Shawn
Heard, her eyes filling with
tears.
County Coordinates
Hurricane Relief Efforts
One of the first evacuee
families to arrive in the
county, the Heards have
been greeted with kindness
and generosity.
Days after their trip to
the Care Closet, they moved
into a Whispering Pines home
offered by Sue Marley and


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"Well worry about the
paperwork when they get
in school," said assistant
superintendent Bill Carr.
The Junior Service
League is providing clothes
and backpacks to all evacuee
students who register in Gulf
County schools.
Clothing
The First United
Methodist Church Care
Closet is currently accepting
donations of clothing and
shoes.
Last week, it provided a
number of evacuees with free
clothing and underwear.
Employment
Those who stay in the
area for any length of time will
need to explore employment
options.
As of Tuesday, the
following positions were open
in the county: Gulf County
School System several
instructional and non-
instructional positions, Gulf
County Health Department
- two anticipated vacancies
in environmental health,


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received bags of clothing from
.the Junior Service League.
Kathy Arnold of John
Arnold Land Development
invited them over for dinner
and loaned them her personal
laptop for Internet and e-
mail access.
Eager to provide for his
family, Glen Heard reported
to work at Stomps Building
and Plumbing Company on
Tuesday.
The Heards are just
one of a number of evacuee
families currently making
their homes in Gulf County.


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health support aid, clerk
positions, dentist, Senior
Citizens Center homecare
worker for elderly citizens,
Bay St. Joseph Care 10
CNAs, LPNs, housekeepers
and dietary workers, GT
Com two internet level
tech support and clerical
positions, Preble Rish civil
engineers, CAD technicians,
Steve Brant Roofing five
employees.
For more information on
hurricane relief efforts in Gulf
County, or to volunteer your
services, contact the following
committee chairs:
Housing/Shelter
Dannie Bolden, Gulf
County Community
Development Council, 229-
7986
Food
Sandy Lieberman, Gulf
County Senior Citizens
Center, 229-8466
Clothing
Vic LaFerle, First United
Methodist Church Care
Closet, 647-3280 (home),
227-1724 (church)


Fri

In response to the influx
of evacuees, area churches,
businesses, organizations
and residents have mobilized
to help, offering their homes
and their arms to Gulf
County's newest residents.
On Tuesday, the
Emergency Operations Center
conducted an open forum to
discuss the county's response
to Hurricane Katrina.
According to EOC director
Marshall Nelson, the meeting
was an attempt to coordinate
the multi-faceted relief efforts
currently being conducted
within the county.
Representatives
from various community
interests focused their
attention on the following
aid categories: housing/
shelter, food, clothing,
medical, religious support,
information, employment,
schools, transportation,
donations )andv ,volunteers;,i
assigning a contact person
for each category, who will be
responsible for maintaining
the list of services.
Nelson stressed the
importance of keeping
resources, both monetary
and in-kind, within the
county.
He said many of the
evacuees will choose to stay in


Medical


Medical
Doug Kent, Gulf Countym
Health Department, 227-
1276 x 131
Religious Support
Rev. David Nichols,
Beach Baptist Church, 647--
3950 (church), 769-8725
(home), 1-888-427-1130'
(pager)
Information
Sandra Chafin, Chamber,
of Commerce 227-1223, Paula,
Pickett, Tourist Development
Council, 229-7800
Employment
Jim Garth, Decorative,
Flooring, 229-7720, ReneeJ
Goddin, CR Smith and Son,"
Inc., 229-6018
Schools
Mary Lou Cumbie, Gulf,
County School System,. 229-,
8256
Transportation
Kathy Balentine, Gulf.
County Transportation, 229-
6559
Donations
Sandra Chafin, Chamber.
of Commerce 227-1223
Volunteers
Tony Barbee, AmericarC
Red Cross, 229-8737,
Sandra Chafin, Chamber o
Commerce, 227-1223




Gulf County and should take
precedence over evacuees itr
other areas.
A Heartfelt Thank-You
Many evacuees have,
already taken advantage ot
the county's services.
Elizabeth Ortez and her
family are staying with a!
friend in Wewahitchka. She.
has visited the Care Closet
and received food donations
from an area church.
She expressed her'
appreciation to Care Closet,
coordinator Vic LaFerle on,
Thursday. at
"If it ever happens, if yalb
ever have to come to New)
Orleans, you look us up, too,",
said Ortez, who hoped to see'
the city's speedy restoration.
Outside, Kristie
Fairchild's mother, Johanna
DuRapau, took a rest in there
backseat of a car, whispering,
a greeting through the opse,
door.
She said her arrival in
the hospitable community
had restored her faith irr
mankind.
"I had lost faith in people-
until I got here," she said. "I
think God's trying to teach.
me something." i
"Just say some prayers
for my family," she added
before saying goodbye.


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expenses and debt service.
Commissioners also
agreed to remain unchanged
each one's special projects
fund, which had been raised
by $8,000 apiece during the
budget workshops.
That brought the total
cut to $1.627 million,
reducing the millage rate to
5.0925, more than a full
mill below the current rate
of 6.2646, but still a tax
increase of nearly 26 per-
cent.
Commissioners can not
raise the millage rate from
that level; they can only


Millage

Total Budget

Tax Increase


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lower it when the second
and last public hearing is
held at 5:01 p.m. on Sept.
20.
"One point six million
was just taken out of this
budget and that is a lot of
money," said Commissioner
Billy Traylor.
Commissioner Bill
Williams expressed frus-
tration, saying the county
lacked the kind of long-range
planning necessary to make
judicious cuts to the budget,
let alone craft the budget at
all, and that there remained
holes in the process of both


Current
2004-05


6.2646

$10,838,341

30.7 percent


budgeting and documenting
how dollars are spent during
the year.
"We have yet to have any
strategic planning," Williams
said. "Right now we are just
throwing darts."
And tossing them,
Williams said, without know-
ing what the precise needs
were in order to provide the
requisite services.
He further noted that
the county was proposing
to add 20 full-time equiva-
lent employees in the com-
ing fiscal year, which, at
an average cost of $47,000
in salaries and benefits per
employee, was a significant
amount of money.
Much of what Williams


Proposed
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said was echoed by Bost, a
former county commissioner
in Fayette County, Ga.
Bost's central argument
was that the rise in prop-
erty values and the rise in
county tax bills were not
entirely related. The county
had taken the approach to
focus on millage rates to
deduce the pool of taxpayer
dollars and figure out how to
spend it.
The key, Bost said, was
to examine actual depart-
ment needs and build the
budget from that bottom
line, a form of what is known
as zero-based budgeting.
Over the past five years
tax rates had risen 13.1
percent, 15.6 percent, 11.6


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on Tuesday


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25.95 percent


Plumber
Security.
On a typical day at Base
Falcon, Maiden crisscrosses
the 32-acre facility,
answering one service call
after another.
He repairs damage to
water lines and well pumps,
makes sure the troops have
hot water and the showers
are in working order.
"I do everything to try to
make their living conditions
more comfortable," said
Maiden.
When the base loses
water as a result of insurgent
bombing campaigns, he must
venture outside and into the
fray.
On these occasions,
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percent, 30.7 percent and,
after Tuesday's meeting, 26
percent.
However, if the county
had raised tax dollars by 10
percent compounded each
year still a high number,
Bost said over the past
five years, the total county
budget would be $8.8 mil-
lion, not the nearly $15 mil-
lion it was after Tuesday's
meeting.
"I'm still of the opin-
ion that appraised property
value does not have a direct
connection to taxes," Bost
said. "It does not demand
that you raise taxes year
after year. Set the millage
rate to bring in the dollars
that are needed."
As several alluded, com-
missioners were only now
getting around to what a
committee established three
years ago to look at the bud-
get process had suggested:
examining needs instead of
wants, long-term planning
instead of short-term fixes.
"We have no blueprint
for where we are going,"
Williams said.
Once again, the subject
of at-large voting and over-
turning the federal court
decree mandating single-
member districts arose, with
Peters choosing again to
remain mum on the subject
when asked several times
whether he would drop the
lawsuit which brought about
the court action.
His continued refusal to
drop the suit, and save the
county more than $100,000
in legal fees, provided him no
credibility, Williams assert-



and receives protection from
an armed military escort.
Depending on the amount of
damage, he can be outside
the base for hours at a time.
"It's a huge combat
zone," noted Maiden. "There
are very ugly people there.
You get shot at, that's plain
and simple."
Though he acknowledges
the high-risk nature of the
job, Maiden noted that he
does not have a wife and
children back home to fear
for his safety...
Maiden cautions those
with families to rhiink- c'A"
before accepting a similar
assignment.
"I wouldn't recommend
anybody going if they're not
sure what they want to do,"
he said.
At the base, Maiden
shares his living quarters
with approximately 100 KBR
employees of all different
trades and five fellow
plumbers.
During his nearly year-
long stay, Maiden has
witnessed a high turnover
rate, one he attributes to
the region's frightening
landscape.
"Eighty percent didn't
last 10 days before they said,
'Put me on an airplane and
get me back to the United
States. This is not what I


ed, when Peters ticked off a
series of line items, including
reducing the county's con-
tribution to employee health
insurance from 100 percent
to 80 percent and cuts to
the Road Department, where
the budget could be cut.
After two hours of
debate, of pleas from the
audience to do more, of com-
missioners grappling with
which line items to whittle
and which to leave alone,
Mel Magidson appropriately
summed up the mood of the
meeting.
He noted that single-
member districts had cre-
ated the current environ-
ment where fiscal discipline
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tricts and being re-elected..
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expected,"' said Maiden.
"But what do you expect,
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by Tim Croft
Star News Editor
That The St. Joe
Company and Southern
Progress, Inc., should forge a
relationship which would be
fruitful and multiply should
pome as little surprise.
After all, since it trans-
'formed from a paper-mak-
,ing business to real estate
developer, the St. Joe Co.
has sought to provide a cut-
'ting edge to development in
Northwest Florida.
Southern Progress,
with holdings which include
Southern Living, Coastal
Living and Southern Accents
magazines, has helped for-
mulate and chronicle that
evolution in myriad ways as
one of the leading publishers
of modern lifestyle periodi-
cals.
The two were at it again
last week as a ground-break-
"ing ceremony was held for a
-new Southern Accents model
home at WindMark Beach
Phase II.
"We're excited about
'this partnership," said Tim
'Barton, vice president and
general manager of Southern
'Accents.
It is house No. 10 between
the two companies includ-
ing two model homes in
WaterColorin Walton County,
one at SouthWood in Leon
County, one at WaterSound
ji Walton County, the HGTV
Dream Home in Bay County,
the Southern Living model


home at RiverCamps in Bay
County and one home in
Victoria Park in Deland.
"They do good stuff, they
are idea-driven people," said
Jerry Ray, vice president for
corporate communications
with St. Joe. "We don't do
this for them, we do this with
them. The concept is to take
every good idea and force it
into one house."
Ray added that the
Southern Accents house at
WindMark represents some-
thing of a circle being com-
pleted. The home is to be


The Southern Accents
home, a multi-level struc-
ture -with a central stair-
case and rooms jutting out
from a common central area,
will include roughly 4,000
square feet of living space
upon completion.
The home should be fin-
ished, and photographed for
the magazine, sometime next
summer and, as with other
similar model homes St. Joe
and Southern Progress have
partnered on in the region,
will be opened to tours for
several months prior to sale.


The sand goes flying as invited local guests grabbed shovels
and officially marked the construction of the Southern Accents
home.


built in the "Old Florida"
architectural style, which,
Ray noted, is now coming
back in fashion and is a
much preferred option for
homebuyers, provided the
conveniences are modern.


"Folks had the opportunity to walk through the skeleton of
the Southern Accents home, which will be completed and photo-
graphed for the magazine next summer.

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A portion of the proceeds
from those tours will be
donated to local charities to
be determined at a later time,
said Tom Panaseny, the proj-
ect manager for WindMark
Beach.
"We believe it's good for
the community," said City
of Port St. Joe Mayor Frank
Pate.
Pate was among a host
of local elected officials and
other folks who gathered last
week for an old-fashioned
shrimp boil and the ceremo-
nial tossing of dirt signifying
that the house which has
been framed in and is well
on the way to completion is
officially under construction.
It will serve as something
of an anchor for the second
phase of WindMark Beach,
which is under construction,
as is the realignment of U.S.
98 which will, upon com-
pletion, render the Southern
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property for all intents and
purposes.
Once the highway is
realigned, the existing high-
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a public pedestrian/bicycle
path with pristine beach
on the other side from the
Southern Accents home, leav-
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with an unobstructed view
- save for a few oaks of St.
Joseph Bay.
"This is a great day for
WindMark Beach ... but it
is only the beginning," said
Clay Smallwood, president of
St. Joe Timberlands. "This is
a special place and we intend
to keep it special."


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A Flair for the Dramatic


by Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Ask Ann Comforter to
describe her Port St. Joe
High School drama class, and
shell tell you it's a course in
self-improvement.
Acting, according to
Comforter, improves self-
confidence, encourages
teamwork and brings out the
very best in people.
On Thursday, Comforter
watched her theory in action
as 16 students in her fifth
period Drama 1, 2, 3 and
4 classes took center stage,
-delivering monologues in
front of an audience of peers,
faculty and guests.
Urged on by an
encouraging crowd, the


young actors transformed
themselves into an array of
characters a hopeful starlet,
a school-aged wallflower, a
grieving granddaughter.
It was the year's first-
ever performances, and
the students were off to an
impressive start.
Eunice Bryant
commanded the stage as the
Egyptian queen Cleopatra.
Speaking in a smooth, regal
diction, Bryant told the story
of her son's many broken
engagements.
Cleopatra's son was
denied marriage several times
by his father, who cautioned
the love struck prince: "You
can't marry them for they
may be your sister, but 'your


mother doesn't know."
At the end of her
speech, Cleopatra had her
say, as Bryant delivered the
monologue's punch line with
expert comic timing.
"Worry not, for your
father's not your father, but
your father doesn't know."
Kelly Geoghagan
changed into a black and
gold nightmare of a prom
dress to .tell the story of a
high school wllflower.
After registering her
character's rage and
disappointment, Geoghagan
takes matters into her own
hands by asking a boy to
dance.
Jeremy Couch scored
both laughs and sympathy


Playing the Egyptian queen Cleopatra, Port St. Joe High School drama student Eunice Bryant
strikes an intolerant pose as she tells of her son's many broken engagements.


A coned Zach Norris awakens from a fall only to discover that he has forgotten his identity. He


later learns that he is employed by K-Mart as a Batman impers


as a boy whose father wants
him to play football despite
a bum right leg and Telisa
Register, dressed in an old
Tweedle Dee costume, gave
a Church's Chicken Diet
success story.
Tapped for a commercial
spot by the chicken franchise,
Register's character sings and
dances, and finally comes to
terms with her body image.
"I'm the bomb now,
nobody can tell me nothing,"
said Register at the close of
her performance.
Jessica Mock's. hilarious
turn as a weary Camp
Campanuga camper elicited
the heartiest laughter.
Fellow thespian Zach
Norris, who later played an
amnesiac K-Mart Batman,
held his hand over his mouth
to calm his hysteria as Mock.
struggled to keep it together.
"You only laughed 25
percent of the time, that's
good," Comforter told a
smiling Mock at the end of
her monologue.
A group of first-year
drama students took
the stage after their more
advanced peers, impressing
the audience with their
acting prowess.
Particularly strong was
ninth-grader Jonathan


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him. He has really showed a
lot of talent."
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period, and believes the
older students elevate the
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designed to build trust.
"My philosophy is, if you
can't trust the people on
stage with you, you can't be
successful," said Comforter.
Thursday's monologues
were filmed, and Comforter
plans to play the tape in an
upcoming class, and again
at the end of the year. The
film is an instructional tool,
helping students assess their
strengths and weaknesses,
and chart their progression
as actors.
There is a method
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instruction, and a reason why
she is one of the high school's
most popular teachers.
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Jimmy's performance as a
world-weary Superman.
Curry, who was returning
last week to Princeton to
begin her senior year, has
performed in the university's
productions of Guys and
Dolls, Cabaret and A Chorus
Line.


She drops by Comforter's
drama class whenever she's
in town.
"Mrs. Comforter makes a
lot of things happen for a lot
of kids in this school," said
Curry, who noted that acting
has "done wonders" for her
confidence.


Smiling at her beloved
former student, Comforter
said she was merely facilitating
her drama students' journey
.of self-improvement.
"All I do is create a stage
and it's up to them if they
take advantage of that stage
or not," she said.


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Kelly eogaga describes er loely existence as a ig scool wllf ower.

Kelly Geoghagan describes her lonely existence as a high school wallflower.


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Care Closet Needs Clothing Donations


Pitts Stop Grand Opening
The Wewahitchka otherautomotiveservices.The friends in attendance. The
Grand Opening of Pitts Stop, ribbon cutting ceremony was invocation was delivered
owned and operated by the conducted by Gulf County By Pastor Rodney Leaman
Pitts family, was held last Chamber of Commerce of The Potters House The
Thursday. The Pitts Stop Director Sandra Chafin, with
offers full service automotive Gulf County Commissioners Pitts family looks forward to
service and repair, with oil Carmen McLemore and Billy serving their customers in
changes, alignmentwork, and Traylor as well as family and Gulf County.


In 1997, the Methodist The Care Closet
Church of Port St. Joe started relocated to our beautiful
an outreach program to the new permanent facility at
community. The outreach 510 E. 4th Street on July 1,
program would become 2003. The business hours
known as the "Care Closet." are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday
Our main objective, then and 9 a.m. to 12 noon on
as now, is to provide good, Saturday.
clean, used clothing at very Since the Care Closet
reasonable prices or at no has relocated, our sales
cost at all for the people in have increased significantly.
our community. Everything We currently are selling or
is $.50 or less and shoes and donating over 700 pieces
accessories are $.25. of clothing each weekend.
To date, over 150,000 Unfortunately in the last two
items of clothing have been months our donations of
processed. Approximately clothing have not kept pace
120,000 of these items have with our increased sales.
been sold through the Care The Care Closet extends
Closet. The remainder have sincere thanks for the
been donated to local agencies donations given in the past
and needy individuals in our and asks the community to
community. spread the word to friends
When we started the and families about the Care
Care Closet mission project Closet's current need for
and outreach program over clothing donations. Clothing
seven years ago, there was donations can be brought
no intent to make a profit to the Care Closet during
from the sale of clothing. We business hours. If the Care
have been blessed to have Closet is closed you can put
made a significant profit of them in convenient drop
over $35,000. We.were able boxes located' in front of
to donate $34,000 or 97 the Care Closet. Those with
percent back to our church clothing donations and no
and our community for many way to get them to the Care
worthwhile community and Closet can call the Church
mission projects. office at 227-1724 to arrange

Port St. Joe Garden Club News


The Port St. Joe Garden
Club will begin its 2005-
2006 year on Sept. 8 with
a "Welcome Back" salad
luncheon at 12 noon at the
Garden Club Center. All
members are urged to attend
this important start-up
meeting. Members are asked
to bring d favorite salad and
a dessert to share. Also bring
a guest.
A "Fun With Flowers"
program will be given. This
will be similar to some of the
"Fun With Flowers" programs
that will be held on Saturday
mornings from 10 a.m. to 12
noon.


The first of these
programs, "Vegetable Medley"
will be held on Saturday, Sept.
10 at the Garden Center.
Members, come out and
enjoy the companionship
of each other after summer
vacation and bring a guest to
meet our members. All of our
programs are always open to
the public. We meet at 2:00 on
the second Thursday of each
month except September and
May; these two meetings are
at 12 noon. There are lots
of good, interesting and fun
programs planned for the
coming year.


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.

Red Hat Chit Chat
Mexico Beach Belles
have been invited by Queen
Mum Angie Furst of Lynn
Haven to attend an Area Red
Hat Luncheon at the Panama
Country Club, 100 Country
Club Drive, Lynn Haven,
Florida on Friday, Sept. 30 at
11:30 a.m CT. If you would
like to attend, the cost is
$16 per person and checks
should be mailed in advance
to Queen Mum Angie Furst,
1811 E 9th Street, Lynn
Haven, FL 32444. Space is
limited; therefore, she must
receive your reservation no
later than Friday, Sept. 23.
If you have any questions,
please call FloyAnne
McKenzie at 747-1239 or
June Ball at 722-9054. See
you there!

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The Unlicensed Tree Trimmer You Hire Today Could Own Your Home Tomorrow


Homeowners who hire
unlicensed contractors to
perform tree work may expose
themselves to liability for
injuries suffered by employees
of the contractor.
"With thousands of dollars
at stake, not to mention the
integrity and appearance
of your property and your
personal safety, make
sure you investigate before
deciding which company
you should hire," warns
Peter Gerstenberger, senior
advisor for safety, standards
and compliance with the Tree
Care Industry Association. "If
the 'professional arborist' you
hired to remove a tree drops it
on your house instead of your
lawn, it's too late to confirm
the company is insured."
A large number of
consumers have been dragged
into litigation' involving
uninsured contractors. Why?
Because if an employee of


an unlicensed contractor
is injured on the job,
the homeowner may be
responsible for his injuries
or disabilities. Of course, if
that unlicensed tree service
drops a limb on the house
- or a tree on the neighbor's
house there is probably
no protection other than the
homeowner's insurance.
Consumers believe that
paying a tree service company
"under the table" will save
them money. That may or may
not be true, but if there is a
problem thle consumer almost
never has any option with
an unlicensed or uninsured
contractor. In addition
to having no insurance,
unprofessional companies
are less likely to perform
professional work. Consumers
may end up paying more to
repair the damage, or may
lose the value of a specimen
tree that declines due to poor


Elder Care Services Now Hiring Senior Companions


Elder Care Services, the
Corporation for National
Service and the United Way
are pleased to announce
vacancies for Senior
Companions to work with the
Gulf County Senior Citizen
Center in Port St. Joe area.
The function of the Senior
Companion is to provide
assistance and friendship to
elderly individuals who are
homebound and, generally
living alone. The Senior
Companion by assisting with
simple chores and being
a contact- with the outside-
world provides services that
assist the frail and elderly
to live a rewarding life which
would not be possible without
the help they provide. The
Senior Companion may also
provide respite care to relieve
live-in caretakers for short
periods of time. The Senior
Companion usually serves
two to four clients through
20 hours of weekly service.
We are now actively
recruiting and accepting


applications to fill these
positions. If you meet the
following requirements please
apply immediately.
1. Must be 60 years
of age and in good
health.
2. Must be living on a
limited income.
3. Must be of good
moral character.
4. Must be able to drive
safely.
5. Must pass a
background check.
If you apply, and are
accepted, you will be paid
a stipend and mileage for
travel. These payments
will not affect any type of
assistance that you are now
receiving. These payments
are not subject to any taxes
or penalties.
If you are interested or
just wish to discuss this
position please call: Kenneth
Finch at: (850) 638-5307 for
an interview and application.


Port St. Joe Garden Club Workshops


The Port St. Joe Garden
Club is proud to announce a,
mini workshop series entitled'
"Fun with Flowers."
The "Quick and Easy"
workshops include a lecture,.
demonstration, supplies
and hands-on workshop.
Participants must bring
clippers and scissors.
Floral arrangements will be
completed in each workshop.
The workshops will be
from 10 a.m. to noon, and
registration is $15 per session.

Sea Oates & Dunes

Garden Club

Please join us on Sunday
Sept. 11 for our Ice Cream
Social at the Fire Station
Community Room in St. Joe
Beach beginning at 4 pm
CST.
Our meetings are the
second Tuesday of each
month (Sept. through May)
9 a.m. CST, with the first
meeting beginning Tuesday
Sept. 13. Mr. Richard Ingram
from the Buffer Preserve and
National Audubon Society will
be talking about Humming
birds.
Have more fun join a
Garden Club.


Pre-registration and payment
is required. Payments may
be submitted to: Port St. Joe
Garden Club, P.O. Box 243,
Port St. Joe, FL 32457.
The workshop schedule
is as follows:
Sept. 10: "Vegetable
Medley" arrangements with
fruits and vegetables.
Oct. 1: "Light It Up"
- designs 'with candles
(students bring your own
candles.)
NO CLASS in November
and December
Jan. 7, 2006: "New Year,
New Ideas" creative ideas
for any occasion.
Feb. 4, 2006: "Nifty
Naturals" designs using
dried, natural leaves, palms,
etc.
March 4, 2006: "Eggs-
Cellent Ideas" designs using
different types of "eggs."
April 1, 2006: "Springtime
on the Coast" using spring
flowers from a garden or
wildflowers to make small
home arrangements or "tussie
mussies."
For more information,
please contact: Lynda
Bordelon, 227-9440;
Charmaine Earley, 229-8561;
Bunny Miller, 229-8819;
Jean Fortner, 227-1378 or
Flora Blackman, 639-5840


care.
"Disreputable companies
are renowned for ripping
gutters off, breaking fences
and bird baths, and even
dropping trees on houses, "
says Gerstenberger. "Then
they typically fold up and
leave, never to be seen again."
In most cases unlicensed
tree workers are employed
by companies that do not
have workers' compensation
insurance or liability
insurance. These companies
do not pay city, state, or
federal taxes. They do not
secure permits when required.
Any of these problems can
cause a homeowner costly
legal problems!
How can homeowners
protect themselves?
Disreputable companies
tend to:
o Solicit work door-to-
door
o Demand payment in
advance
o Advertise topping, an
injurious practice to trees
o Sell jobs without
producing a written estimate


or work order.
Start with the arborists
listed in the phone book. Look
for what the ad tells you about
the company: number of years
in business, professional
affiliations, accreditation,
licenses, certification, etc. Be
aware that the credentials
of someone calling himself
an arborist can vary widely.
Don't just hire someone with
a chain saw who knocks
on your door! Look for the
company displaying the
credentials of a professional.
When you meet with the
arborist:
o Ask to see current
certificates of liability and
workers' compensation


insurance, if applicable.
o Ask for local references,
and check on the quality
of their work and level of
service.
o Verify professional
affiliations, such as
membership in the Tree Care
Industry Association.
o Don't be lured by a
bargain and don't pay in
advance.
o Insist on a signed
contract as to cost, dates when
work is to be performed, and
exactly what is to be done.
What can you do?
Homeowners who would
like a professional arborist
to assess their trees should
contact the Tree Care Industry


Association (TCIA), a 67-year-
old public and professional
resource on trees and
arboriculture. It has more than
2,000 member companies
who recognize stringent safety
and performance standards,
and are required to carry
liability insurance. An easy
way to find a tree care service
provider in your area is to
use the "Locate Your Local
TCIA Member Companies"
program.
You can use this service
by calling 1-800-733-2622 or
by doing a ZIP code search
on the TCIA Web site, www.
treecareindustry.org.


Friends of the Library September Events


The Friends of the
Library Building Committee
will be busy in the month of
September.
On Sept. 12, we will have
our regular general meeting
in the conference room of the
library. Everyone is invited to
come. On Sept. 17, we have


two events planned. We are
having our used book' sale
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the
library. That evening, we are
having a fundraiser at the
Coastal Community Bank
guesthouse from 6 p.m. until
9 p.m. There is, a $35 per
person and $65 per couple


charge for this event. There.
will be a cash bar and the
opportunity to participate in
both a live and silent auction.
Food will be provided by
Amanda's Bistro and Sunset
Coastal Grill.
Please come and show
your support for the library.


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FUNERAL HOME W. P. "Rocky Comforter Charles A. Costin (850) 648-8811 Apalachicola
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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 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
SERVICE SCHEDULE
Sunday Morning Worship & Sunday School
10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.
YOU ARE WELCOME AT THE POTTER'S HOUSE

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


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


Dan Rhodes
PASTOR

Minister of MwusiYomth
Deborab Loyles
Dirtct'orofChibln Minimitie


a You're emong friends at
Oak Grve assembly of God
David T. fernandez. Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 Parsonage: 850-229-6Z271
613 Madison Street Port St.Joe. fC
Schedule of Services
Sunday Wednesday
Sunday School 9:45am Od'Week .Meal 5:00pm
Morning worship 10:45am Mid 'eek Bible Study 6:15pm
Xids on the Move lO:45am Ministry In action 6:15pm
Cross Training Youth 6:15pm
Men's Ministry. Monday- 6:30pm
Ladies Ministry Tuesday- 7:00pm
Dynamic Praise 'Worship Preaching the Pure'Word


Church of Christ

at the Beaches
314 Firehouse Road *
\ OVERSTREET 850-647-1622
Sunday Bible Study: 10:00 am EST
S! Sunday Worship: 11:00 am EST
Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00 pm
(r h "WE WANT TO MAKE A
111 B 3 DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE"



CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS
Silging: 9 a.m. Sunday
Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday
Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE.STUDY,
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
KCorner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue2

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


S 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
S"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"

The friendly place to worship! /

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

S- f"A Reformed Voice
S'1 3 in the Community"

g Sj ODr. 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 CHRIST AND 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


Sunday School
Morning Worship
Evening Service
Discipleship Training
Wednesday Prayer


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


The Catholic Church of Gulf County

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

-fi FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship
10:00 a.m. Sixteenth Street
Fellowship Time "
10:45 a.m. c o0
Adult School N
11:00 a.m. .
*Sunday School o 0
*Young Children
Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blv
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron


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111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sundq Worship Seories: 9:00 a.m. CST
SuidqSkel: 10:15 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
Ike people of Nexito enck United methodist (Ckrch
NoISily PROVIDED
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820

Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship Apalachicola Panama City
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening <
Pastors Andrew
& ,-


Cathy Rutherford
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net


Raid Ave.
,Famly Life Churt
Wewahitchka


323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)

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

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


Long Avenue Baptist Church

Where Faith, Family d&

Friendship are found
The Bread ofLife...Few passages in the Bible are more relevant to our day than Jesus
-feeding the "5,000." Men, women, boys & girls who were in need had their need met by
the Lord Jesus. He multiplied a small amount of bread & fish to feed many.
Hurrican Katrina has left in its wake thousands of needy people. People with physi-
cal, emotional, & spiritual needs. Jesus is still in the business of meeting needs. He said, "I
am the bread of life: he that comes to Me shall never hunger, 6r he that believes in Me shall'never
thirst."
1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL For More Information Call 229-8691


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


THE STAI
135 W Hwy 9
Port St. Joe
(850) 227-12
www.StarFL.co


LVI0 Writj, (7mtihrI


A Special '
The family of Lewis
R. Long wishes to extend
a special thank you to all
our friends of Apalachicola,
Eastpoint, Carrabelle, Port
St. Joe, and other communi-
ties for their many expres-
sions of support and kind-
ness during the loss of our
loved one.
Special thanks to the
members of Living Waters
Assembly of God who min-
istered to us so many caring
and loving ways we cannot
name them; Also, to the min-


Thank You
sisters and churches of the
West Florida District of the
Assemblies of God as well
as other local ministers and
churches. You were great to
give of your time and efforts
to help comfort us during
this time.
We appreciate the out-
pouring of food, flowers,
cards and/or other gifts of
love.


We love you!
The Lewis
Family


Letter of Thai


I would like to say thank
you to every one that has
been there for me over the
past seven months my co-
workers, friends, neighbors
and business owners who

have gone above and beyond
to help me out. Most of all I
want to thank everyone who
prayed for me because with-
out that I never would have
survived the whole ordeal.


For the ones who
last Saturday nig]
port my cause an
time, food and mon
appreciate it. This
has given me a ne
on the way I think
community now,
glad to be a part o
Thank you fro
tom of my heart.
Carla Smith B


Thank you from Louis


To Gulf County and
especially the community
of Wewahitchka, we would
like to express our sincerest
appreciation for all of the
acts of kindness, prayers,
and contributions given to
this family. This community
has opened its hearts out to
us, even as we are complete
strangers to them. A special
thanks to following people:
Billy and Barbara
Knowles, Rene and Gary
Stanley, Joe and Sherry
Bush, Commissioner Billy
Traylor, Major Samuel Smith',
Jason and Amy Miller, Pat
Stripling, Tony and Susan
Price, Charlie and Minnie
Price, Joey and Pam Smith,
Mike and Robin Stroud,
United Methodist Church


Dorothy Martin

Strength
Mrs. Dorothy Martin,
Strength, 83, ofWewahitchka,
passed away Thursday, Sept.
1, in Blountstown. A native
of Dale County, Ala., she
came to Gulf County in 1949
and had been a resident of
Wewahitchka since 1952.
She was a charter member of
the Westside Baptist Church,
where she taught Sunday
school and sang in the choir.
She also was a member of
the Wewahitchka Chaptei
229, Order of the Eastern
Star for almost 50 years.
Mrs. Strength worked as a
store manager for Webb's 5
& 10, -and was a loving wife
and mother.
Survivors include her
husband of 64 years, Milton
Strength; her sons, John
Strength and the late
Dot 0. Strength of
Senoia, Ga., and Jimmy


of Honeyville, Ch
Betty Cleckley, Fr
Henrietta Branch
and Gloria Wood
Coast Federal Cre
Ronal Mock, Par
Ricky and Pat Mu
Carter and County
and especially
Pat Godwin for
our newest family
Carissa Renee 4 lb
es born Septembe
in Panama City.
official Florida resi
Please forgive
looked any special
all have opened tU
to us.
May God bless
The family of.
Robby Knowles
Wewahitchka


Strength and wife
Altha; her daught
Whitson and
Mickey of Jackson
grandchildren; ei
grandchildren; fo
ers, Horace Marti
Martin and wif
Ray Martin and
Mae, all of Dotha
Edsel Martin and
of DoPanama C fit


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


Driving around was done
R. Long with care.
We mostly cut trees off
houses, but many were on
cars and trucks too.
We did whatever we
could to help, that's what
k God sent us to do.
Thousands had no cur-
came out rent or water, many were
ht to sup- without food too.
id donated Main Street Baptist
iey, I really Church, in Hattiesburg, fed
s situation many -of these, that's what
ew outlook God said to do.
about this I think right now what
and I am we should do, is thank God,
f it. Katrina didn't hit me and
m the bot- you.
Pray for the folks she did
urch hit, they are really in need.
Show some Christian
Sana love, not some worldly greed.

iarles and Highland View
reddie and Baptist Celebrates
i, Tommy
, Emerald Homecoming
idit Union,
m Patrick, Highland View Baptist
llinax, Roy Church will be celebrating
Extention, 54 ears of ministry with our
Tom and 26 annual Homecoming on
giving to Sunday, Sept. 11. The ser-
y member vices will begin at 10:30 a.m.
s 14 ounc- with former interim pas-
er 4, 2005 tor, Charles Scott, as guest
She is an speaker. We will also feature
dent, several music presentations
f we over- during this service. A cov-
if we over- ed dish lunch will follow in
Names as the Church Fellowship Hall.
heir hearts Everyone is invited to
attend. The church is located
s you all, 382 Ling Street in Highland
Sandy and View.

Beach Baptist
Dinner Menu
Beach Baptist Church
will begin its Wednesday
night suppers on Wednesday,
Sept. 14 with chicken pot
Darlene of pie, tossed salad, dessert
ter, Sherry and tea.
husband Dinners are served.
iville; eight between 4 and 6 p.m. ET and
ght great- may be eaten in or taken but.'
tur broth- Orders can be placed by call-
in, Tommy ing the church office at 647-
e Louise, 3950. The church is located
wife Sallie at 311 Columbus St. in St.
n, AL, and Joe Beach. A donation of $5
wife Nita per plate is appreciated. All
and two, are invited to attend.


sisters, Kathleen Blackmon
of Wewahitchka and Robbie
Nell of Henisar, Ala. Also
many nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was
held at 2 p.m. CDT Sunday,
Sept. 4, at the Westside
Baptist Church, conducted
by the Rev. Derrick Gerber
and Brian Whitson. Interment
followed in the family plot in
Jehu Cemetery.
Those who wish may
make contributions in her
memory to the Westside
Baptist Church.
Comforter Funeral Home
in Wewahitchka was in
charge of the arrangements.


R RISH, GIBSON
8 & SCHOLZ, P.A.
WilJam J. Ris Thomas S. Gibson,
78 Russell Schol
om (850) 229-8211


Christian Love
by Billy Johnson
Six Christian Baptist
brothers took a ride to
Mississippi last week.
Looking to help those in
need, we didn't have far to
seek.
Katrina had left a big
path, easy for us to see.
We got started riext
morning, these five Christian
brothers and me.
Trees were down every-
where, highways and city
streets too.
Before we could get to
out jobs, we had to cut a
few.
Power lines were down,
some were hanging in the
air.


Jesus is Lord an He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:

lig Ilan view tfit C urt
382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306


'three Servicemen Statue South, Inc.
T-Shirts
$15." Available in
S, M, L, XL, XXL
Place your order by
calling 653-1318

f ve,'ieetedweran/
Proceeds help us erect in
Ap4lachicola the famous
bronze statue by
Frederick Hart, the
first full-scale
replica of a major
monument outside
Washington, D.C., to
honor all our veterans.


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


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


Worship on Wednesday:
7:00pm








The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, September 8, 2005 7B


September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
--The Department of men, over the age of 50, "African-American men cancer death in Florida, Age As a man ages, his age-adjusted incidence rate
Health Encourages Men Over to make an appointment to and men who have a close exceeded only by lung risk increases. The average of prostate cancer since
50 to Consider Screening-- see a physician to discuss relative with a prostate cancer. The American age of patients at the time of peaking in 1992, as the
As the Florida prostate screening. cancer diagnosis may be Cancer Society estimates diagnosis is 70.
Department of Health (DOH) "Being screened for at an increased risk and that 2,570 men in Florida Race The disease is Prostate Specific Antigen
observes September as prostate cancer may should consider beginning will die of prostate cancer much more common in (PSA) test for prostate cancer
Prostate Cancer Awareness embarrass some men; screenings as early as age during 2005. African-American men came into general use. This
Month, DOH Secretary however, the screening 45." Among American men, than in white men. It is trend has been seen both
John 0. Agwunobi, M.D., is a critical test that can Prostate cancer is the prostate cancer is the most less common in Asian and
M.B.A., M.P.H., encourages save lives," said Agwunobi. second leading cause of common cancer, excluding American Indian men. among Non-Hispanic Whites


Gulf County Senior
Citizens is pleased to
announce the Fourth
Annual Golf Tournament &
Benefit and Dinner at the
prestigious St. Joseph's Bay
Country Club.
To be held, Oct. 8 (rain
date Oct. 15), the Select
Shot Golf Tournament
has proved to be a very
popular and enjoyable event
for all the people who have
attended in the past. It gives
the participants an excellent
opportunity to socialize
with friends, network with
associates and compete with
fellow golfers. So bring your
company team or come as
an individual and join us
for a great time, a fun game
of golf, and good food. All
teams must register by Oct.
3. It's all for a great cause.
There will be special door "
prizes, a possibility of a hole
in one winner of $10,000.00,
an awards program, and a
buffet dinner.
Sponsorships are $50.
Each sponsor will receive
the following: Company
name on a sign by the hole
they sponsor, their name
announced and published
in the local newspapers, and
program booklet. Call now
for an early sponsorship,
in order to be included in
promotional materials.
Members and friends of


Senior Citizen's who can't
attend may also provide
door prizes for the drawings.
Companies who provide a
prize will be recognized in
the golf program and at the
dinner after the tournament.
Prizes can be dropped off at
Senior Citizen's Center.
Your participation,
sponsorships and prize
donations are greatly
appreciated. They will help to
ensure that the 4th Annual
Golf Tournament will be as
successful as last year.
Gulf County Senior
Citizen's Association is a
non-profit organization
which serves the unmet
needs of our elderly. Our
community elders built this


Luigi, as he was known
in St. Joe Beach, passed
away Monday, Aug. 29. We
all met Luigi in our local
establishments (Lookout
Lounge and Wonder Bar).
You would always knowwhen
he was around. Luigi was a
small man with a powerful
voice. He always wore
cropped T-shirts and elastic
waistband shorts, and you
never saw him without his
crown bag, which he carried
his personal items in. We
will remember the stories


Experience Real Spirit Led Worship!

Mexico Beach Christian

Worship Center

703 Maryland Blvd., Mexico Beach

* Sunday 10:00 AM Sunday 6:00 PM
www.mexicobeachcwc.com
phone (daylight hours only) 648-5773


countywith 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.


additional


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


he shared with us about his
life. He was a funny, smart
and very interesting man.
He will be greatly missed in
our hearts, and if we were
able to write something on
his headstone, it would be
"Luigiville, population 1."
Friends of Luigi


MARy KAy










CAROL DIXON
Independent Beauty Consultant

105 Yaupon St
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-227-1568

cdixon5@marykay.com
www.MaryKay.com/cDixon5


skin cancers, according
to the American Cancer
Society. It is estimated that
during 2005 about 232,090
new cases of prostate cancer
will be diagnosed in the
United States and 19,650
new prostate cancers will
be diagnosed in Florida,
according to the Florida
Cancer Data System, a
statewide population-based
cancer registry.
DOH encourages men to
be aware of the risk factors
associated with developing
prostate cancer and take an
active .role in their health.
Factors that may increase
the risk of developing
prostate cancer include:


Family history of
prostate cancer If a man's
father or brother has had
the disease, especially at an
early age, the risk is higher.
Diet and dietary factors
- A diet high in animal fat
and lower in fruits and
vegetables may increase the
risk of prostate cancer.
Men who may have any of
these risk factors may want
to consult, their physician
regarding beginfling
annual screenings. Contact
your local county health
department for prostate
activities being conducted
in your community.
The state of Florida has
seen a steady decline in the


and Non-Hispanic Blacks.
All cancers diagnosed in the
state of Florida are reported
to the Florida Cancer Data
System, the statewide,
population-based registry to
monitor the occurrences of
cancer for the entire state.
For more information
,on prostate cancer and
screening, call the National
Cancer Institute at 1-800-
4-CANCER or visit the DOH
Web site at MACROBUTTON
HtmlResAnchor www.doh.
state.fl.us and select Cancer
from the drop box.


SUNSET VILLAGE

PORT ST. JOE BEACH

Sunset Village, at St. Joe Beach, is surrounded .by St. Joe Town and Resort's Windmark Beach.
This coastal community is situated on 40 acres directly across from Gulf of Mexico and its beautiful
beaches. -
Amenities include, swimming pool, bath house, gazebo with grill, children's playground, fresh water
ponds, landscaped entrance accented with brick pavers and New Orleans style street lighting and
underground utilities and sewer. Lot sizes average between 1/4 and 1/3 acre. The community has
covenants and restrictions, an architectural-control committee, and a homeowners association.











Lot # 15- $360,000 Great lot on corner of Sea Turtle Drive and Brooks Ave. Drive by anytime
LOT #51- $447,000 Steps to the pool and bathhouse, high and dry lot on Conch Street.
Developer lots still available, limited availabity
S CALL NATALIE FOR INFORMfATION
AND LOT AVAIBILITY
S' 850-227-4355


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850-227-4355 Gulf Coast Realty, Inc.
Nshoaf ngtcom.net ,,, Each Office is Independently Owned & Operated

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ALLY CHILD


(850) 899-4175 cell


sallysmexicobeach. com


STRAIGHT SHOT TO THE DEDICATED STORAGE UNITS ON 2 GULFVIEW LOTS
BEACH It, b, -b.k ,.,'.-e ,:..rie-'l,
B ACH, Ji :>-'rao6 e u,','. v .1. addh,t:r.il lenced
,..'ied I.-..1 '. 'm l .. r. r Q.aea C ,' l: .
am,.3 i3 :.r IrOi f\ i,:,rOJe ,3n .. I .0 1,-i%
h .or ,11", h ,- ,7,1 Ii, t: d.,:rqolod b4 10.:h
'h~~.l~, 4. .J: ., I-, h e L d : o ,c1, .,'e bi.-,,.:t iC. ihe beach Oreaol ,.-, :.
,- ,) .- rI h *.311 1 ,,',d$ GI pC'A b, l.'>e: ll
t-. 1,1 ; : e e P G, od,:.. p.,-' O,,, c J 6ese :h S575,000.
t.111 *Ji ej' a: ri 1lce iJ:.5 k-i. a..i-ad
b.,Cl onI .,reoo 1 i i .-,d 5 1 ..:.:d,
b-ch 5245,000.


GULF FRONT PRE-CONSTRUCTION
CONDOS P. a oppt,r.-..r, c .. -.
t,,5,-, 0 "BP "- : A, :, od
pci,,00-. N 5 6,' 2,be 200. i i idih S,
5599,000. 5629.600.


LOADS OF ROOM AND WALKING
DISTANCE TO DEDICATED BEACH Th.
I.qge a BP 2BA hcme ,and a er, loge
I1-.1 ha, been :.mpielel, redana- ..h nri..
. ..-.1 :ero..c ,, i .e 1 de*:c-rol.nQ and
a a.,cci ,.O.n, ,:rompleie ...,h a bar Th-,e-e
, r" t ab .., 'QrOur.d ,Iv ,3l', II'., bal. ,,id
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:A11 C.Toe .ee ih.: g.eeal heme beiaue.,e
a' hi.. pr.ce .' ,.11i noI Ia., i.lr.:qi 08 "'.h
S, ,.e..:c. Bea.:h $395,000.


GULF FRONT TOWNHOUSE C:rea,
,e a,,l ,n.e.irer,,- I-, h 2 BR 2 5 1 BA
ao nh,:e Ne I ', ',,r' l ll..appe
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Mai.a 0, o5:, ia. eo-:h 5649,000.







COASTAL LIVING CHARM Th, home
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. UCr- momre C' 18 r:': .' n .',,..:c.
Be,.:., S389,900.


Lots


Ganley Road (Honeyville) 5 acre re:,denfal parcel.
geaoi tor de.elopme-.i $125,000
407 New Mexico Drive la.ie 1001 158 .lo' n r.e'.co
Beach 5239,900.
South Long Estales : e.orai loi: available rarg,.-.g
.'.-T. : 3 J a rce C,; e.-.an: & P.a:ir,,:i.on' Locoaed
Or, High .0a, 386 :O-,lh ot he C.e.6':i'eel bridge
569,900 584,900.
Jarrott Daniels Road Tbo adiacer acre lot! .eaod
lor bu.ld.n-ia 564,900 each


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E M.LCO BEACH. Inc.

3016 Hwy. 98. Mexico Beach, Florida

850-648-5777


932 South Long Street 3 .1 ace 1,1 :o..th Oc O.er.
street bridge 599,900.
Tulip Avenue 2 laor available ir. Beacon H.il 1 Iot th
oater & .epb.c 5140,000. The other lot 5120,000.
The Highlands ne.. ..bd...,ion .n S' Joe Beach ,
pool 5199,900.
Palmetto Trace Subdivision 2 adiacer. Pilot: .n St Joe
Beach .n a ne.*. .jbd....or. 5209,000 each.
7758 Highway 98 Unob:tucted c -vlf.e, loi ir. Si
Joe Beach 5609,900.


Sally Childs, Realtor
(850) 899-4175


Bill Fauth, Realtor
(850) 866-0045


Senior Center Benefit Golf Tournament


For


Walter L. Bradner, Jr. "Luigi"


Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 67 years


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Breakfast served
8:00 am to 10:30


EAD5


CAPE SAN BLAS
Restaurant and Ice Cream


Lunch
Choose from
Hot or cold
sub baskets (includes
pickle & chips)
Hot Dog baskests -
try our famous
Hamburges


Several Salads and Sides available including
Our wonderful Mabi-Mahi Salad
Karaoke every Wednesday night with $1 drafts.
Eat-in or Carry Out
We can accommodate private parties.
Fresh dipped Ice Cream, Sundaes, and Banana Splits
Cone Heads
8020 Cape San Bias Road
850-229-5252


Indian Pass Raw Bar


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DO CKSIDE


EEI CAFE'
Located at the Port St. Joe Marina 304 West First Street 229-5200
Monday-Saturday: 11:00 a.m. 10:00 p.m. Sunday:1 1:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
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3006 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, Florida 648-8950


Daily Lunch

Specials

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SWeekday Hours
Monday -Thursday
11:00 am 9:00 pm CST


Weekend Hours
Friday Sunday
7:00 am 10:00 pm CST


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TOUCAN'S


SEAFOOD RESTAURANT ON THE BEACH
812 Highway 98
Mexico Beach
(850) 648-8207
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK for Lunch & Dinner


WEDNESDAY 5 p.m. CT to Close
1/2 off OYSTERS
On the Half Shell, Raw, Baked, Rockefeller, and Jalapenos
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Ladies Night
On The UPPER DECK LOUNGE
1/2 off cocktails
THURSDAY
All You Can Eat
^ SHRIMP
5 p.m. CT to Close

Wednesday, Friday & Saturday Nights
KARAOKE
On The UPPER DECK LOUNGE


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Gulf Front 105401 52,250,000
Breathtaking Gulf front property with a
screened in heated pool/luxurious hot tub.
Private boardwalk to private beach



Interior 107366 5695,000
Preconstruction townhome 3/3 5 with pri-
vate pool


Interior 107367 5695,000 '
Precon:irucion to n.hc.rme 3 3 ...ith pr.-
vate pool

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

Interior 107355 $389,000
3/2 home close to beach.

Close to Beach 107095 5324,500
4/2 mobile home in Mexico Beach. Close
to beach.

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

Gulf View 106181 $556,000
Spacious 2/2 Short walk to beach. 3
decks with views

Interior 106211 5495,000
Nestled in a cozy neighborhood lust 2
blocks from the beach. This 3/2 5 sits on
1,/2 acre

Interior 105391 $355,000
Nice 3/2 mobile home on corner lot in the
heart of Mexico Beach Fenced back yard

Gulf View 104429 $1,200,000
Beautiful 3/3 home along dedicated
beach. Privacy fence in back yard

Canal Front 105496 5609,000
Canal Front and Gulf Viewl Boat slip with
lift A 2.2 that's perfect.

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

Close to Beach 105861 $415,000
Gulfview townhome is just steps away
from the beach

Gulf View 105388 5950,000
Immaculate 5, 4 beach home built in
2000 with a spectacular view of the Gulf

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

Gulf View 106415 S995,000
3/3 Gulf View home located in Beacon
Hill.

Interior 106857 5399,000
2/1 mobile home located lust a few blocks
from St Joe Bay and public boat ramp




Interior 107442 $514,000
Large 4.'3 custom built home in peaceful


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Close to beach 107222 $789,000
This beautiful 3/2 5 home has access to
dedicated beach.

Interior 107068 5200,000
3/1 home on corner lot two blocks from
St Joe Bay.

Interior 106375 $259,500
Spacious 3/2 doublewide mobile home
with screened porch and storage shed area
outside 2 1 '2 blocks from beach.

Commercial 106165 -5275,000
Excellent location in downtown Port St. Joe.
Zoned commercial business

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

Gulf View 107138 $525,000
Gulf View from the numerous decks. Two
and a half lotsll Countless upgrades
Whirlpool tub, etc

WindMark 105936 53,950,000
Nice home located in Windmark Beach,
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Waterfront 106478 $389,900
Beautiful 2/2 house on a part of the Dead
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Interior 105849 51,650,000
Restaurant, motel, and home being sold
together in Wewahtichka

Interior 104453 $249,000
Custom built, impeccably maintained 3/2
on 2 5 acres.




Bay View 107496 $575,000
Cute 4..'2 duplex on corner lot with bay
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Interior 107453 5855,000
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Property is 2 parcels, house on highway
and rear parcel zoned commercial/resi-
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Interior 106294 $269,900
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Interior 106645 51,000,000
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AS IS' Short walk to river

Interior 106642 $419,000
3.2 house to sit on pilings with views of the
Carrobelle River Preconstruction Prices!

Interior 106640 5419,000
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Carrabelle River Preconstruction Pricesl

Gulf View 107186 5379,900
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Four Things You Absolutely Must Do When Tragedy Strikes


by Daniel R. Castro
Hurricane Katrina is
a reminder that you never
know when or where tragedy
is .going to strike. As the
fourth anniversary of 9/11
approaches, we are also
reminded that we do not
choose tragedy it chooses
us randomly and suddenly.
Our hearts and prayers go out
to the victims of Hurricane
Katrina. You may be trying
to weather the storms in your
own personal life right now,
whether it is the loss of a job,
a divorce, the loss of a loved
one, or a terminal illness.
When tragedy strikes,
our first reaction is shock.
We may have had some
forewarning, but it's never
enough. We ever have
enough time, money, friends
or resources to prevent a
tragedy of such enormous
proportions as Hurricane
Katrina. Some people run for
higher ground. Some people
lash themselves to the most
solid thing they can find.
Some people find a hole in
the ground and hold on for
dear life.
Your first reaction to
the tragedy could mean life
or death for you or someone
you love. Therefore, it is
absolutely essential to follow
these four steps for surviving
any tragedy.
Choose to Believe
It is essential that you
stop and get your bearings.
Assess where you are and
what resources you have
around you. Stop and assess
the approaching storm for
what it is. Acknowledge
it, but don't blow it out of
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held a press conference in
which he boldly announced,
"I want you all to know that
I intend to beat this disease,
and further I intend to ride
again as a professional
cyclist." That was back in
1996, when most people were
predicting his early demise.
Was he a prophet? Did he
receive a message in a dream?
Did he know something that
we don't know? No. None of
the above. Lance Armstrong,
made an internal decision to
believe and to survive. Then
he announced it publicly.
This public verbalization of
his belief seared it into his
brain and his very soul. It
came to pass because he
really believed it and6 this
undying belief helped him
bring it to pass.
You can do the same
thing. Acknowledge your
opponent for what it is and
then calmly, but firmly
announce to the world that
you will beat this thing!
Double Check the
Facts
When an acorn, fell on
her head, "Henny Penny"
thought the sky was falling.
This belief became a self-
fulfilling prophecy which
led to tragic results for her
and her friends. This story
is a reminder that we need
to double check the facts to
make sure our perception
is consistent with -reality.
Remember, the biggest
obstacle that is standing in
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tribes who live in the desert
have a story they tell their
children which can teach us
great wisdom.
It goes like this.- A
man sees a cloud of dust
approaching on the sand
dunes in the horizon. He
says to himself, "It is a great
beast coming to eat me and
my family." He runs inside
to get his gun. Now he can
see that it is a man in black
riding a black horse racing
straight toward him. He
says to himself, "No, it is my
enemy coming to steal my
well!" He raises his rifle and
takes steady aim, waiting for
the man to get in range. As
he sees the man approaching
through the sights of his
rifle, he realizes "No, it is my
brother!"
What you believe about
the obstacle has more of
an impact on how you deal
with the situation than the
obstacle itself.
How do you check your
perceptions against reality?
Follow these steps:
1. First, realize that you
have the option, and maybe
even the responsibility to
stop and confirm whether or
not things are really as you
perceive them to be.
2. Double check the
evidence around you to see if
you've missed anything.
3. Quickly assess all
the evidence in the time that
you have.
4. Know what questions
must be answered before you
decide.
5. If it is impossible to
obtain all of the information
you need in thle amount of
time you have, analyze
the information that you
do have, make educated
guesses about the missing
information, and follow your


training and gut instinct.
Go to Those Who Are
Already Outside the Box
In' an emergency, you
don't have time to brain-
storm with a focus group to
come up with thousands of
creative ideas and on how to
deal with the situation. You
must think and act quickly
and decisively. You don't
have time to get yourself out
of "the box." The quickest
way to adjust your thinking
is to go to those who are
already outside the box, and
perhaps don't even know the
box exists. Who are these
people?
In 1938, on the eve of
the Nazi Holocaust, a family
of Jews in Sighet Hungary
was huddled around their
kitchen table trying to figure
out what was about to
happen to them. By order of
military command, all stores
and offices belonging to Jews
were closed. No Jew was
allowed to go out, except in
the late afternoon to buy food.
Jews no longer had the,right
to sell anything. Whoever
opposed these decrees would
be shot. The German army
began raiding Jewish homes,
taking jewelry, silver, foreign
currency, and precious
stones-anything of value.
The Jewish sector of the city
became a sealed off ghetto
where no one could come or
go without permission.
But the Weisel family
had a Christian housekeeper
named Maria who had a cabin
up in the mountains. She
would sneak in cheese, eggs,
fruit, and vegetables to the
Weisels. She offered to sneak
them out of the ghetto and
begged them to escape with
her to the cabin where they
would be safe. But the Jewish
intellectuals, dignitaries, and
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should always stick together
- no matter what. The Weisel
family declined. The next day
the trucks came. The entire
Jewish community was
hauled off to the death camps
and Elie Weisel was the only
survivor of his family.
If you go exclusively to
those who share your belief
system and think like you do,
you will not learn anything
new. Conventional wisdom
must be tossed out the
window when tragedy strikes.
But sometimes the only way
to "think outside the box"
is to listen to those who are
already outside the box. In
this case it was a Christian
housekeeper living in a
Jewish community. When
tragedy strikes, don't ignore
those quiet whispers from
unconventional sources.
Focus a Purpose Bigger
Than Yourself
When tragedy strikes,
our instincts kick in and our
first thoughts and actions
are for self-preservation.
But, there are a few rare
souls out there, who override
these instincts by making a
conscious, deliberate choice
to focus on a purpose bigger
than themselves. We call
them heroes.
Last year, .in the little
town of Beslan, Russia, a
group of masked men stormed
a school and took the whole
school. hostage. A seventeen
year old girl named Karina
Begayeva had a chance to
escape with other children
who hid in the boiler room.
But she turned'back and ran
into the school gymnasium
where most of the kids were
being held. Why would she
do this? She saw what others
could not see. Her brother
was in there. She knew that
her brother could not walk
because of his withered leg.
Over the next three days,
the terrorists made all of
the children strip down to
their underwear and refused
to give them food or water.
When the children cried,
they shot rifles into the air
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if they did not stop crying.
They forced them to drink
their own urine. After three
days without food or water,
the children began to grow
weak and sick.
Outside the building,
10,000 Russian troops
kept watch, waiting for an
opportunity to strike or to
negotiate a peaceful solution.
But then the sounds of
an explosion and gunfire
filled the air.. Naked school
children ran from the school
being shot at by the terrorists
as they fled. Russian
special-forces stormed the
building. Relatives screamed
in helpless horror.
When the first bomb blast
happened, a piece of shrapnel
tore through Karina's left foot.
Half blinded by the blast and
choking on the dense smoke,
she could barely stand. But
she knew she only had a
few seconds to get herself
and her brother to safety.
She somehow managed
to reach for her brother's
arm and half-carry, half-
drag him along in the midst
of the chaos as a firefight
between the terrorists, and
the Russian special-forces
erupted all around them.
She managed to scramble
out through a broken window
where Russian police ran up
and whisked them away.
Survivors and heroes see
,things the rest of us don't see.
They see a purpose bigger
than themselves. There
were many heroes on 9/11
when two airplanes struck
the World Trade Center.
There will no doubt many
be heroes who come to the
aid of the hurricane victims.
When Lance Armstrong was
diagnosed with cancer, one
of the first things he did was
start the Lance Armstrong
Foundation to raise money
for cancer research. When
we focus on a purpose bigger
than ourselves, somehow our
own suffer seems less tragic.
When we help other
people weather their storms,
something unexplainable
happens in the cosmos.
Electricity starts to flow, we
feel more energized,, brain
cells get more creative, people
unite, hearts swell and
sometimes, just every now
and then, miracles happen.
Daniel R. Castro is the
author of Critical Choices That
Change Lives, How Heroes
Turn Tragedy Into Triumph.


PUBLIC NOTICE

A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on Tuesday, Septem-
ber 20, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. EST, and at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, Sep-
tember 27, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Both public hearings will be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert M.
Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hearings will be to
discuss and act on the following:

1. Approve Minutes for August 16, 2005
2. Preliminary Plat Approval Ruskin Shipp Wetappo Bend Parcel ID #03361 -OOOR and 03360-
OOOR 16.694 acres in Section 23, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a
proposed 27 unit subdivision..
3. Preliminary Plat Approval Inter Coastal Enterprises Latitude 85 Parcel ID #03486-000R and
03498-000R 16.42 acres in Section 6, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida
changing an approved project with lower density.
4. Small Scale Map Amendment D.L. and Betty Owens Our Tara Estates Parcel ID # 01359-
365R, 01359-370R 10 acres in Section 35 Township 3 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County,
Florida Changing Agricultural Land Use to Residential Land Use.
5. Final Plat Approval Hana, LLC Windswept at Cape San Bias Parcel ID #06268-574R, 06268-
572R, 06268-570R 6.59 acres in.Section 6 & 7, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County,
Florida a 12 unit subdivision subject to all Federal, State and Local development regulations.
6. Final Plat Approval Swordfish LLC Parkview Parcel ID #06345-900R, 06345-906R Section
25, Township 8 South, Range 12 West, Gulf County, Florida a 4 unit subdivision subject to all
Federal, State and Local development regulations.
7. Variance Patricia McNair Parcel ID #06269-065R .5 acres in Section 7, Township 9 South,
Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida requesting a side setback variance to maintain the existing
footprint for a pre Comp Plan structure and move said structure inland.
8. Variance Gary Smith Parcel ID #06269-029R .5 acres in Section 7, Township 9 South, Range
11 West, Gulf County, Florida requesting a side setback variance to maintain the existing foot
print for a pre Comp Plan structure and move said structure inland.

The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior to the meeting can be
viewed at the Planning and Building Department at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Room 301.


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If sore muscles have you
yearning for relief, what's
the best strategy to soothe
inflamed muscles, heat or
cold?
Cold first, advises the
August issue of Mayo Clinic
Health Letter. Later, heat
can help. Wearable heat
patches, available in retail and
drugstores, allow you to apply
heat and keep moving.
Cold first: To relieve pain
associated with sprains and
strains, it's usually best to
first apply a cold compress for
about 20 minutes at a time
every four to six hours over the
first few days. Cold reduces
swelling and inflammation
and relieves pain. For a cold
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cold pack, a plastic bag filled
with ice or a bag of frozen
vegetables; wrap it in a dry
cloth or towel to help prevent
frostbite.
Then heat: Start using
heat after pain and swelling
have decreased, usually two
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Heat relaxes tightened and
sore muscles and reduces
pain. Heat is usually better
than cold for chronic pain --
such as from arthritis -- or for
muscle relaxation.
Apply heat to the injured
areas for 20 minutes up to
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compress or taking a warm
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A new option for heat
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Keeping a marriage happy
can be hard work -- no matter
how long you've been together.
Add in health issues that
often- arise with age, and the
challenge is even greater.
The August issue of Mayo
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Time is critical when a
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A heart attack results from an
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overlooking the bay. MLS 104639
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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 corner 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 corner lot
In established Cape San Bias gulf-
front neighborhood of attractive
homes. Community pool and hot-
tub. Deeded beach access. MLS
106877 $449,000
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


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FL 32456 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
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and INDIAN SWAMP CAMPGROUND 18.3 acre campground
1d- complete with 2 great homes, general store, restaurant/IF
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to gazebos, just seconds from theboat ramp and minutes to the
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on. a large lot, in a quiet neigh- VIEWS of the Gul ,vhileL
hut borhood in Port St.. Only 2 sandy beaches, & gorgeous,
00 blocks from the Bay. Offered sunsets, this GULF FRONT
@ $325,000. home has it alil! Priced to
@ $325,000. sell @ $1,250,000


Rachel Browning, Agent 1
Bob Peic, Agent After Hours:
Mobile: 850-229-8704
850-227-5374 Mobile:
850-227-4056


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IMAGINE SCALLOPING,
boating, & bird watching out-
side your back door! This
BAYFRONT coastal cottage
on St. Joseph Bay features
large screened porch, lucra-
tive rental history, & pan-
oramic views of the pristine
bay. PRICED TO SELL @
$349,000

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


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


SECLUDED HOME in highly
desirable Indian Pass recently
Renovated and only a short
walk to boat ramp and Gulf of
Mexico. PRICED TO SELL @
$575,000




GULF FRONT on Cape San Blas
Bald Point Lot $185,000
Water's Edge Subdivision $425
Eastpoint BAYFRONT lot $499,0
Tremont Court in Overstreet $1
, Mexico Beach corner lot on Hw


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


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Overstreet. Beautiful home-i
site! $329,000



Kaye & Mark Haddock,
Agents
Mobile: t
850-227-6600
Mobile: C
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IF YOU ARE LOOKING for(
gorgeous views and.spectacu-
lar white sandy beaches, thiS
GULF FRONT lot on Cape San(
Bias is for you. Nice dunes &
great vegetation make this af
great location for your coast-
al dream home. It won't last
LONG @ $879,000











GULFVIEW HOME -n Indanfl
Pass recently remodeled, lu-
crative rental history, & grel-a
views of the Gulf of Mexi-C
co. Must see to appreciate
$795,000


Lakes on the Bluff in EASTPOINT great new sub-
division with numerous amenities $157,500
and $275,000
Indian Pass interior lot $450,000
Scenic Hwy C30 lot $299,900
Park Point Interior lot $375,000
First tier lot Cape San Bias $749,000


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123 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, September 8, 2005 Established 1937 Serving Gulf co~~nty and surrounding areas for 67 years


We kicked off our
Christmas Card Sales
Campaign a couple of weeks
ago and in spite of missing a
day of school because of the
storm, we didn't miss a beat.
Our Christmas Card program
ends this week and we want
to say "THANK YOU" to all
who participated.
Kathie Sarmiento,
our community relations
representative, recently said,
"I'm so proud of the gfeat job
that our students put forth
in this two week campaign."
Preliminary results are in
and it looks like we will have
another successful year!
Miss Kathie just may have to
dye her hair pink after alll
Soon after the beginning
of each school year, we have
an assembly for our yearbook
dedication. The 2004-2005
FCS Yearbook was dedicated,


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to our K-4 teacher, Mrs.
Debbie Burch. The dedication
reads as follows:
Since the summer of
1997, we have been blessed
to have Mrs. Debbie Burch on
our faculty. Beginning as an
aide, "Miss Debbie" became
the teacher of your children.
She has also trained others
to teach, making our school
renowned for its 4 year old,
pre-school program. Thanks
to you, Miss Debbie," FCS
is a school of excellence! This
edition of the yearbook is
dedicated to you!
Her expression was
priceless. She may hate
the picture, but we love and
appreciate Debbie Burch!
As you now realize, due
to Hurricane Katrina, there
are people west of us who are
without homes, cars, jobs,


News Column
Faith Christian School


Coastal &N Mative


Landscapes


Specializing in low maintenance landscapes with a
focus on native and naturalized plants. We offer
complete landscape services and our area's bnly
Florida Certified Landscape Designer.
Owned by. Kay Kelley and Brooks Wade.

850-927-4090 ..W Pl....an.Plm,
We Plant Palms, Too!


PUBLIC NOTICE

The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners has completed the 2005
Annual Recertification Progress Report. This report is required to continue
participation in the Community Rating System (CRS)., Participation in the
CRS allows communities to initiate protection activities that earn points
towards reducing the premium rates paid for policies, issued through the
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

Anyone'who k'ould like to review the progress report or needs information
about flood protection should contact the Planning Department at 850-
227-9562 between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through
Friday.


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Publish September 8, 2005


clean clothes and modem
comforts. For many, all
they have are their lives and
determination as they deal
with this major devastation.
A number of church buildings
and Christian school facilities
like ours are closed or gone.
Students in the public school
can't call this a vacation; it
is a loss. Sport's teams have
not only cancelled games, but
programs as well. They have
no uniforms, no equipment,
no fields, and no gyms.
The Florida Division of
Forestry not only handles
fires, but also assists in
natural disasters. Sr.
Forest Ranger Richard
McGhee ,and his colleague
Neil Goodson were sent to


Thank You
The Port St. Joe High
School girls flag team would
like to thank Harold Raffield
of Raffield Fisheries and
Debra Newman of Two Palms
Construction for sponsoring
the team's new uniforms.
Raffield and Newman made
possible the purchase of one
uniform and three new pairs
of boots.


by Stacy C. Treglown
Being the school social
worker, teaching socially
relevant issues for this
school system provided
me .the opportunity to
stumble across a frightening
phenomenon which is
affecting our youth today.
The phenomenon is not new
per se, but for some reason
this psychological disorder
has become an issue for our
students. In a culture where
media has desensitized us, as
we casually watch blood and
gore, and violence is depicted
in our youth's music, movies,
video games, peer or parental
relationships etc., it is still
shocking, to think that
someone would intentionally
harm themselves by self
inflicting physical damage
to a body part. The act itself
whereby the self-mutilator or
cutter takes a razor, knife, or
serrated abrasive item i.e.,


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Biloxi, Mississippi with a
tanker truck of clean water.
Richard's wife, Carla, is our
third grade teacher and dean
of students. Their children,
Dillin and Lexie, obviously
miss their dad. Our prayers
are with the McGhees and
Goodsons.
Churches in our area
have already begun and will
continue to come to the aid
of those in need. The First
United Methodist Church
has given to UMCOR and the
Material Resource Ministry.
St. James Episcopal Church
will give to the local diocese
and the Episcopal Relief
and Development fund on
the national level. The
Assemblies of God have
the Convoy of Hope. The
Church of the Nazarene has
Compassionate Ministries.
First Baptist Church
sent out a team of folks to
encourage and provide for
the needs of those hit by
the recent hurricane. The
disaster response team
includes Tony Barbee, Robert
Whittle, Harry Lee Smith,
Billy Johnson, Teedy Nobles,
and Mark Godwin. These
are simply "the locals" to us
- our -neighbors. But to our
fellow citizens in Louisiana,
Mississippi, Alabama, and
western Florida, they are
welcomed heroes! Our
prayers are with them and the
victims they will contact with
supplies and the Gospel.


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


grandparents on
Grandparents Day
(Sunday, September
11.)
All proceeds will be
donated to the American
Red Cross to help the recent
victims of Hurricane Katrina.


scissors, paper clip etc., or a
chemical product or cigarette,
and actually damages their
skin while feeling relief at
both the pain and the sight
of the blood definitely should
alert someone that there is
a deeper psychopathology
involved. The problem is
that this self- mutilating
act is done in seclusion and
mostly hidden from others.
It isn't until the cutter or self-
mutilator has had -to, receive
medical or psychological
help, that the extent of the
damage becomes known.
On a rare occasion the self-
mutilator will confide in a
trusted friend or adult before
the behavior was ever known
but the scarring is irrefutable
that there are intense issues
within that cutter's life
masking their pain.
Why do our children cut?
What makes someone take a
sharp object and actually cut
into their skin? Just think
of the emotional turmoil it
must take for someone to
actually take an instrument
and cut themselves deep
enough to start bleeding and
leave scarring. A lot of these
kids can not even begin to
phantom all of the reaction
to their pain. They are
driven beyond the conscious
intention; but the numbing
of the pain of the cut takes
them away from the reasons
associated with it. This
dissociation from the pain
only focusing on the issues to
"cut" makes it easier for the


self-mutilator to carry out
the cutting.
Cutting/Self-Mutilation
is a disorder which carries
a lot of emotional baggage
one which this article can
not even begin to delve into
the severity of the problems/
reasons. The intention was
to educate or incite us as
caregivers that some of our
kids can use some help. If
you know someone that is a
self-mutilator, or you suspect
that this behavior is occurring
professional help is critical
for that person. Parents
speak with your children-
hear what they have to say.
They might have friends who
are directly affected by this,
or they themselves have even
had episodes of cutting. We
are not' referring to the body
piercing, tattooing, or the
group ritual that keeps them
in some "cultural trend."
This is not a fad but rather,
the cutter/self-mutilator can
do some irreversible damage
which could either lead into
hospitalization, impairment,
or even an unintentional
suicide.
Do not ignore the unheard
pleas for help-contact a
trained professional who can
provide treatment for this
disorder. Upon reading this
if there are any questions or
concerns, or if you can use the
nanie of a valuable resource,
do not hesitate to contact me
at (850) 227-1276 X205 for
additional information.


Hurricane Katrina Emergency

Resource Page Set Up for Pets


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.


The Petfinder.com
Foundation has also
established a Hurricane Fund
to assist animal placement
groups affected by the storm.
Tax-deductible donations can
be made from the resource
page.


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a Book in a Tub i
Finding a good, quiet ,.
place to read is not always ', i*
easy, but Mr. Brown's class g .
has found the perfect place:
a bathtub! Mr. Brown ., i.-..^
found an antique tub, gave
it a, thorough cleaning and i I
refurbished it with a bright
coat of yellow paint, added a
comfortable pillow and a step -
stool for easy access, and the f
students now have their own
little private place to read,
undisturbed.


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Aug. 28
by Jeremy C. Couch
I remember when I was
in elementary school and
every morning after I got off
the bus, I would have to sit
in the library. Without fail,
Mrs. Sweazy, -the librarian,
would kindly inform me that
I had my snakeskin boots on
the wrong feet.
I have grown up a lit-
tle bit, lost the boots and
I finally have that left and
right thing down. Ironically
enough, through a change,
in schools and about ten
years, Mrs. Sweazy is still my
librarian.
I am proud to have a
chance to represent my
school through the newspa-


per. There are some impor-
tant dates students need to
be aware of coming soon.
First of all, to many of
my fellow students' disdain,
Progress Reports will be
issued Sept. 7. The following
day Fall Photos and Senior
Portrait retakes will occur.
On the 16th of September,
from 9-11 in the morning,
will be College Day at Port
St. Joe High. Coming shortly
after on the 19th will be
Citizenship Day.
In other news, our Shark
football team fought hard
but lost a tough game to
Blountstown by a score of
25-14.
Looking back on my
years spent in high school,


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College Night
Gulf Coast Community
College will host "College
Night" on September 15,
2005 from 5, p.m. to 8 p.m.
on the second floor of the
Student Union East building
on the main campus.
Representatives of over
60 colleges and universi-
ties from around the United.
States will' be available to
discuss programs offered at
their institutions with pro-
spective students at this
annual event. Concerns
about admission and transfer
requirements, programs of
study, financial aid, housing
and a variety of other topics
will be addressed. GCCC will
also have "Open House" dur-
ing the same hours, GCCC
faculty and staff will be avail-
able to answer'detailed ques-
tions about program offer-
ings,, assist with exploring
financial aid opportunities
and provide campus tours.
"College Night" is free
and open to the public. For
additional information, call
Nikka McDaniels at (800)
311-3685, ext. 3200, or (850)
747-3200.
Education Encore Courses
The Office of Lifelong
Learning- -at Gulf' Coast
Community College will pres-
ent a series of fall non-cred-


it enrichment courses on a
variety of topics for seniors.
Classes will take place on
Friday from September 23
to October 28, 2005.
Courses offered are
as follows:
Computer (ranging
from basics through several
advanced applications)
Watercolor
Beginning Drawin
Photography
We the People
(Constitution and Bill of
Rights)
Health and Body
Knowledge
* Weather
Basic Line Dancing
P e r s o n a 1
Organization
Interior Decorating
Germany Past and
Present
Story Telling
Yoga
Conversational
French
Writing a Memoir
Critical Thinking
(Ten Degrees Off Center)
Civil War
Beginning Belly
Dancing
Fishing
Gardening with


Native Plants
Genealogy
Aquatic Exercise
Participants may take up
to four courses for just one
registration fee of $80. Initial
registration is 9 a.m. to 1
p.m., Friday, September 9 in
the Conference Center on the
second floor of the Student
Union East, and will be on a
first come, first served basis.
Registration continues week-
days September 12 to 22.
Payment is due at registra-
tion.
Registered participants
in the Encore fall 2005
semester are entitled to use
the GCCC bookstore and
library and are eligible for
a limited scholarship. In
addition, students may use
the Wellness Center, which
has a pool and weight room,
without charge and attend
all athletic events for free
during the 6-week semester.
Performances in the Amelia
G. Tapper Center for the Arts
are offered for free. or at a
reduced price. The majority
of classes will be conducted
in the Student Union East
Building on the main cam-
pus.
For additional informa-
tion, call 872-3823 or 1-

800-311-3685, ext. 3823, or
visit us at the GCCC Encore


website at MACROBUTTON
HtmlResAnchor http://111.
gulfcoast. edu/ encore.
Healthcare Ethics Seminar
The Lifelong Learning
Division of Gulf Coast
Community College will pres-
ent a healthcare ethics semi-
nar, in conjunction with the
'Florida Bioethics Network,
Bay Medical Center, Gulf
Coast Medical Center and
HealthSouth Emerald Coast
Rehabilitation, on Sept. 16,
from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
in the Student Union East
Conference Center.
The seminar, titled
"Death & Dying in the Age
of Aquarius" will address the
following topics:
Ethical Challenges
in a New Age
Withholding and
Withdrawing Treatment
Along the Lifespan
The Cost of Dying
Family' Issues and
End-of-Life Decisions
Pain and Palliative
Care in Patients
The Process of Death
and Dying
The seminar is designed
for nurses, clinical social
workers, counselors, mar-
riage and family therapists,
pharmacists, respiratory
care specialists, radiologic


technologists, psychologists
and EMS personnel.
The cost is $30 in
advance or $35 at the door
and six contact 'hours are
awarded. The seminar- is
free to FBN members and
GCCC/FSU students (with
student ID). Individuals
who have pre-registered will
receive their Certificates of
Attendance at the conclusion
of the seminar. All others
will be mailed.
For additional informa-
tion, call Sherrie Lock at'
872-3819.


I wouldn't trade them for
anything imaginable, except
maybe a new pair of snake-
skin boots.

Sept. 7
by Andrew Purr
As the morning bell rings
to start the school day, stu-
dents flood the halls to get to
lockers and make it to class
on time. School has now been
in session for several weeks.
That means tests, homework
and everything that goes with
it. So far school has gotten off
to a good start and hopefully
it will continue this way.
In the sports world: Any
girl who signed up to play
basketball needs to have -a
physical by Sept. 12. Our
football team will be travel-
ing to Chipley on the 9th and
kickoff will be at 8:30. Our
volleyball team will be host-
ing Rutherford on thle 6th
at 5 and 6. On the 8m they
will also be hosting Sneads
at 5:30 and 6:30. Everybody
come out and support our
sharks!
Our time has finalP
come. This is the last yer
for us seniors. The time ha,
passed by so quick that
seems like yesterday we we.'
coming into high school. I,*
been an enjoyable ride f_-
me and I hope it has been for
everybody else. Now that we
are drawing near to the end,
let's make the rest of the year
the best it can be. May God
bless!


For All Your
Advertising Needs .

The Star

I (850) 227-1278


Ad #2005-67 Publish September 8, 2005


Peacebuilders at Port St. Joe Elementary
Back Row L-R 4th Grade Zachary Harper, 5th grade Sammy Buccieri, 2nd grade Katie Nobles, 1st
Grade Halie Jasinski, and 3rd Grade Damien Wallace
Kneeling- L-R, Pete Bernal kindergarten, and Sandy Quinn Pre-k


NOTICE OF SMALL SCALE

MAP AMENDMENT LAND

USE CHANGE

The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
proposes to adopt by ordinance the following:

ORDINANCE NO. 2005 -

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COM-
PREHENSIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH PROCE-
DURES REQUIRED FOR SMALL-SCALE
MAP AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO AU-
THORITY UNDER STATE STATUTES SEC-
TION 163.3187, SPECIFICALLY CHANG-
ING PARCEL ID #06260-000R, 9.4 ACRES
OF A TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND LYING
AND BEING PART OF SECTION 1, TOWN-
SHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM AGRICULTUR-
AL TO RESIDENTIAL LOW DENSITY; AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.


A Public Hearing on this ordinance will be held
at the Gulf County Board of County Commission-
ers meeting on Tuesday, September 13, 2005, at-
6:00 p.m. EDT, in the Gulf County Commission
Meeting Room at the Gulf County Court House,
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL. A
copy of the ordinance is available for inspection
at the Gulf County Court House in the Clerk's
Office.

All interested parties are encouraged to appear
at the meeting to be heard regarding the consid-
eration of the comprehensive plan amendment
'ordinance.


NOTICE OF SMALL SCALE

MAP AMENDMENT LAND

USE CHANGE

The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
proposes to adopt by ordinance the following:

ORDINANCE NO. 2005 -

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COM-
PREHENSIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH PROCE-
DURES REQUIRED FOR SMALL-SCALE
MAP AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO AU-
THORITY UNDER STATE STATUTES SEC-
TION 163.3187, SPECIFICALLY CHANG-
ING PARCEL ID #03337-011R, 4.63
ACRES OF A TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND
LYING AND BEING PART OF SECTION 13,
TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 11, WEST,
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM AGRICUL-
TURAL TO RESIDENTIAL LOW DENSITY;
AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.


A'iPublic Hearing on this ordinance will be held
atthe Gulf Cbunty Board of County Commission-
ers meeting on Tuesday, September 13, 2005, at
6,00 p.m. EDT, in the Gulf County Commission
Meeting Room at the Gulf County Court House,
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL. A
copy of the ordinance is available for inspection
at the Gulf County Court House in the Clerk's
Office.

All interested parties are encouraged to appear
at the meeting to be heard regarding the consid-
eration of the comprehensive plan amendment
ordinance.












Ad #2005-68 Publish September 8, 2005


NOTICE OF SMALL SCALE

MAP AMENDMENT LAND

USE CHANGE

The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
proposes to adopt by ordinance the following:

ORDINANCE NO. 2005 -

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COM-
PREHENSIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH PROCE-
DURES REQUIRED FOR SMALL-SCALE
MAP AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO AU-
THORITY UNDER STATE STATUTES SEC-
TION 163.3187, SPECIFICALLY CHANG-
ING PARCEL ID #03324-101R, 3.04
ACRES OF A TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND
LYING AND BEING PART OF SECTION
24, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 11
WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM
AGRICULTURAL TO RESIDENTIAL LOW
DENSITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFEC-
TIVE DATE.

A Public Hearing on this ordinance will be held
at the Gulf County Board of County Commission-
ers meeting on Tuesday, September 13, 2005, at
6:00 p.m. EDT, in the Gulf County Commission
Meeting Room at the Gulf County Court House,
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL. A
copy of the ordinance is available for inspection
at the Gulf County Court House in the Clerk's
Office.

All interested parties are encouraged to appear
at the meeting to be heard regarding the consid-
eration of the comprehensive plan amendment
ordinance.


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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 bf 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 T-IEM.
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
MexicoBeach, FL 32410
Publish September 1 & 8, 2005

NOTICE TO RECEIVE
SEALED BIDS
For Bid No. 05-01
The City of Port St. Joe will
receive sealed bids from any
qualified person, company or
corporation interested in con-
structing the following projects:
LAMAR FAISON FIELDS
EARTHWORK AND PAVING
Work consists of:
Providing 2000 cubic yards
of clean fill, spreading across
approximately 2 acres of land
at a 1% slope. This effort will
be followed by adding 2 inch
thick by 8 feet wide of lim-
erock base on sand clay bike
path. This bike path will
be surfaced with 1 Va inch
type "S" asphalt. A double'
tennis court is also part of
the project.
Plans and specifications can be
obtained at Preble-Rish, Inc.,
324 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, (850) 227-7200.
The bid must conform to Section
287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on
public entity crimes.
The completion dates for this
project are 60 days from the
Notice to Proceed date.
Liquidated damages for failure
to complete the project on the
specified date will be set at
$50.00 per day.
Please indicate on the envelope
that this is a sealed bid, the
bid number, Bid No. 05-01 and
what the bid is for.
Bids will be received until
4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, on
September 15th, at the City,
of Port St. Joe, P.O. Box 278,
Port St. Jbe, FL 32457 and will
be opened at City Hall in the
Commission Chamber and read
aloud on September 15th, at
4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
Publish September 1, 2005
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the City Commission
of the City of Port St. Joe,
Florida, at its meeting on
the 20th day of September,
2005, at 6:00 p.m., EDT. in
the Commission Chamber at
the Municipal Building, Port
St. Joe, Florida, will consider
for final adoption Ordinances


with the following titles:
ORDINANCE NO. 323
AN ORDINANCE OF THE
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE,
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
APPROVING A SMALL
SCALE FUTURE LAND
USE AMENDMENT TO THE
CITY'S COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN BY ASSIGNING
RESIDENTIAL-1 FUTURE
LAND USE DESIGNATION
ON 6.46 ACRES OF
LAND LOCATED IN THE
SOUTHERN BOUNDARY
OF THE CITY ALONG US
98; DIRECTING THE CITY
MANAGER TO UPDATE
THE CITY OF PORT ST.
JOE FUTURE LAND USE
MAP; AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
ORDINANCE NO. 324
AN ORDINANCE OF THE
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE,
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
APPROVING A SMALL
SCALE FUTURE LAND
USE AMENDMENT TO THE
CITY'S COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN BY ASSIGNING
RESIDENTIAL-1 FUTURE
LAND USE DESIGNATION
ON 13.26 ACRES OF LAND
LOCATED IN THE EASTERN
BOUNDARY OF THE CITY;
DIRECTING THE CITY
MANAGER TO UPDATE
THE CITY OF PORT ST.
JOE FUTURE LAND USE.
MAP; AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE. .
ORDINANCE NO. 325 .
AN ORDINANCE OF THE
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE,
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
APPROVING A SMALL
SCALE FUTURE LAND
USE AMENDMENT TO THE
CITY'S COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN BY ASSIGNING
COMMERCIAL AND
RESIDENTIAL-3 FUTURE
LAND USE DESIGNATION
ON 19.16 ACRES OF
LAND LOCATED IN THE
NORTHERN BOUNDARY
OF THE CITY ALONG US
98; DIRECTING THE CITY
MANAGER TO UPDATE
THE CITY OF PORT ST.
JOE FUTURE LAND USE
MAP; AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
ORDINANCE NO. 326
AN ORDINANCE OF THE
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE,
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
APPROVING A SMALL
SCALE FUTURE LAND
USE AMENDMENT TO THE
CITY'S COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN BY ASSIGNING
RESIDENTIAL-3 FUTURE


LAND USE DESIGNATION
ON 1.8 ACRES OF LAND
LOCATED IN THE
NORTHERN PORTION
OF THE CITY ALONG US
98; DIRECTING THE CITY
MANAGER TO UPDATE
THE CITY OF PORT ST.
JOE FUTURE LAND USE
MAP; AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
ORDINANCE NO. 327
AN ORDINANCE OF THE
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE,
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
APPROVING A SMALL
SCALE FUTURE LAND
USE AMENDMENT TO THE
CITY'S COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN BY ASSIGNING
RESIDENTIAL-3 FUTURE
LAND USE DESIGNATION
ON .93 ACRES OF LAND
LOCATED IN THE
NORTHERN PORTION OF
THE CITY; DIRECTING THE
CITY MANAGER TO UPDATE
THE CITY OF PORT ST.
JOE FUTURE LAND USE
MAP; AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
All interested parties
are invited to attend and
be heard. Copies of said
Ordinance are on file at the
office of the City Clerk and
may be inspected by the pub-
lic during normal working
hours.
Publish: September 8 and 15,
2005
PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the City Commission
of the City of Port St. Joe,
Florida, at its meeting on
the 20th day of September,
2005, at 6:00 p.m., EDT. in
the Commission Chamber at
the Municipal Building, Port
St. Joe, Florida, will consider
for final adoption Ordinances
with the following titles:
ORDINANCE NO. 328
AN ORDINANCE OF THE
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE,
FLORIDA AMENDING
ORDINANCE NO. 295
ADOPTED 'OCTOBER 15,
2002, PROVIDING FOR
A NEW SCHEDULE OF
CAPITAL IMPROVEMETNS,
DELETING PREVIOUSLY
ADOPTED SCHEDULE OF
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS;
REPEALING ALL
ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF
ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT
HEREWITH, PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABILITY
AND PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.


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All interested parties
are invited to attend and
be heard. Copies o'f said
Ordinance are on file at the
office of the City Clerk and
may be inspected by the pub-
lic during normal working
hours.
Publish : September 8 and 15,
2005
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Port .St. Joe Downtown
Redevelopment Agency will
hold their monthly meeting on
September 13, 2005 at 5:00 pmi
(est) in Commission Chambers
located on the second floor of
City Hall 305 Cecil G. Costin
Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe.
All persons are invited to
attend and participate.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, persons
needing special accommo-
dations to participate in this
meeting should contact Carol
Davis, City of Port St. Joe, at
(850) 229-8261
Publish September 8, 2005
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Port St. Joe' Port
Authority, pursuant to Port
Authority Resolution No. 2005-
2, will no longer hold its regu-
lar meetings twice each month.
The Port Authority will meet
only on the 2nd Monday of
every month, unless said 2nd
Monday falls on a holiday,
whereupon the Port Authority
will meet on the 3rd Monday of
that particular month.
The Port St. Joe Port
Authority will hold its next
regular monthly meeting for
September, 2005 on September
12, 2005, at 5:00 p.m., E.D.T.,
at the Gulf County Public
Library, Library Meeting Room,
110 Library Drive, Port St.'
Joe, Florida. All who wish may
attend and be heard.
If any person decides to
appeal any decision made with
respect to any matter consid-
ered at the meeting, he or she
will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and, for such pur-
pose, he or she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
James Allen Cox
Chairman
Publish September 8, 2005
NOTICE TO RECEIVE
SEALED BIDS
The City of Wewahitchka,
Florida will accept sealed bids
for the material to install a
metal roof on the Wewahitchka
Community Center building.
Plans can be reviewed at the
Wewahitchka City Hall. Bids
must be marked "Sealed bid,
roofing material, community
building," and submitted to
the Wewahitchka' City Clerk
at the Wewahitchka City Hall,
109 South Second Street, P.O.
Box 966, Wewahitchka, FL
32465 before ,4 P.M. central
time September 26, 2005. Bids
will be opened at the Regular
City Commission Meeting on
September 26, 2005 at 6:30
P.M. central time.
/s/Gwen Exley,


City Clerk
Publish September 8, 2005

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR WATER USE PERMIT
Notice is hereby given
that pursuant to Chapter 373,
Florida Statutes, the follow-
ing applications) for water
use permits) has (have) been
received by the Northwest
Florida Water Management
District:
Application number 1 06607
filed 08/23/2005
William D. Koran, P.O. Box
945, Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Requesting a maximum
withdrawal of 22,575 gallons
per day from the Floridan
Aquifer System for Public
Supply use by an existing
facility.
General withdrawal
locations) in Gulf County:
T09S, R11W, Sec. 30
Interested persons may
object to or comment upon the
applications or submit a written
request for a copy of the staff
reports) containing proposed
agency action regarding the
applications) by writing 'to the
Division of Resource Regulation
of the Northwest Florida Water
Management District, atten-
tion Terri Peterson, 152 Water
Management Drive, Havana,
Florida 32333-9700, but such
comments or requests must be
received by, 5 o'clock p.m. on
September 23, 2005.
No further public notice
will be provided regarding
this (these) applicationss.
Publication of this notice con-
stitutes constructive notice of
this permit application to all
substantially affected persons.
A copy of the staff reports)
must be requested in order to
remain advised of further pro-
ceedings and any public hear-
ing date. Substantially affected
persons are entitled to request
an, administrative hearing
regarding the proposed agency
action by submitting a written
request according, to the pro-
visions of 40A-1.521, Florida
Administrative Code. Notices of
Proposed Agency Action will be
mailed only to persons who
have filed such requests.
Publish September 8, 2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that George Y. Core the holder
of the following Tax Certificate,
has filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year
of issuance, the description of
the property, and the names
in which it was assessed are
as follows:
Certificate No. 240
Application No. 2005-6
Year of Issuance: 2000
R.E. No. 02440-100R
Description of Property:
Commenceatthe Southeast '
corner of Lot 59, Block
"K", Alderson's Addition,
a subdivision as per map
or plat thereof recorded
in Plat Book 1, Page 1,
of the Public Records of
Gulf County, Florida and
thence run East along
the Northerly right-of-way
boundary of Henry Avenue


445.00 feet, thence run
north 00 degrees 06 min-
utes 06 seconds East
154.24 feet, thence run
South 89 degrees 39,
minutes 09 seconds East
78.74 feet to the POINT
OF BEGINNING. From said
POINT OF BEGINNING
thence run North 02
degrees 10 minutes 12
seconds East 152.01 feet
to the Southerly right of
way boundary of Chipola
Street, thence run South
83 degrees 51 minutes
20 seconds East along
said right-of-way bound-
ary 78.90 feet, thence
run South 02 degrees 10
minutes 12 seconds West
147.16 feet, thence run
North 87 degrees 22 min-
utes 49 seconds West
78.71 feet to the POINT
OF BEGINNING, contain-
ing 0.27 acre, more or less.
Situate, lying and being
in Section 25, Township
4 South, Range 10 West,
Gulf County, Florida.
Name in which assessed:
Debrah Sayers
All of said property being in the
Gulf County, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the
property described in such cer-
tificate will be sold to the high-
est bidder in the front lobby of
the Gulf County Courthouse at
11:00, A.M., E.D.T. Wednesday,
the 5th day of October, 2005.
Dated this 31st day of August,
2005.
Rebecca L. Norris
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gulf County, Florida
/s/Donna J. Burkett'
Deputy Clerk
Ad# 2005-070
Publish September 8, 15, 22,
29, 2005

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that George Y. Core the holder
of the following Tax Certificate,
has filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year
of issuance, the description of
the property, and the names
in which it was assessed are
as follows:
Certificate No. 132
Application No. 2005-7
Year of Issuance: 2000
R.E. No. 01268-000R
Description of Property:
Lot 1 Block 4 Idlewood
Subdivision
Name in which assessed: Jerry
Donald Sowell 4, Barbara
McKinney Sowell
All of said property being in the
Gulf County, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be
redeemedaccording to law, the
property described in such cer-
tificate will be sold to the high-
est bidder in the front lobby of
the Gulf County Courthouse at
11:00. A.M., E.D.T. Wednesday,
the 5th day of October, 2005.
Dated this 31st day of August,
2005.
Rtebecca L. Norris .
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gulf County, Florida
/s/Donna J. Burkett
Deputy Clerk
Ad# 2005-071


'Publish September 8, 15, 22,
29, 2005
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that David J. & Willie M. Roche
the holder of the following Tax
Certificate, has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance,
the description of the property,
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 97
Application No. 2005-8 Year of
Issuance: 2003
R.E. No. 00728-250R
Description of Property:
Commence at the NE
Corner of Section 19,
Township 5 South, Range
9 West, Gulf County,
Florida and thence run
South 89 degrees 56 min-
utes 03 seconds West
along the North boundary
line of said Section 19, for
1115.0 feet; thence South
00 degrees 57 minutes 05
seconds West for 59.73 feet
to the Southerly Right of
Way line of Burgess Creek
Road (County Road) for
the POINT OF BEGINNING:
from said POB continue
South 00 degrees 57 min-
utes 05 seconds West for
151.52 feet to Northerly
Right of Way Line of
County Road No. 381, said
point on a curve concave
to the Southwest: thence
Northwesterly along the
arc of a curve to the left
which has a radius of
2913.44 feet and a cen-
tral angle of 04 degrees'
19 minutes 53 seconds for
an arc distance of 220.25
feet (Chord bearing North

6 degrees 06 minutes 04
seconds, west for 220.20
feet: thence leaving said
Right of Way line run North
00 degrees 57 minutes 05
seconds East for 67.59
feet to the Southerly Right
of Way .line of Burgess
Creek Road; thence North
89 degrees 58 minutes
22 seconds east along
said Right of Way line for
205.01 feet to the POINT
OF BEGINNING. Said par-
cel of land having an area
of 0.51 acres, more or less.
Also being known as Lot
30 of the unrecorded plat
of Honey Hill.
Name in which assessed: JoAnn
Ardire
All of said property being
in the Gulf County, State of
Florida. Unless such certificate
shall be redeemed, according
to law, the property described
in such certificate will be sold
to the highest bidder in the
front lobby of the Gulf County
Courthouse at 11:00, A.M.,
E.D.T. Wednesday, the 5th day
of October, 2005. Dated this 1st
day of September, 2005.
Rebecca L. Norris
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gulf County, Florida
/s/Donna J. Burkett
Deputy Clerk
Ad# 2005-072
Publish September 8, 15, 22,
29, 2005


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Satisfaction guaranteed. needed for Taxi Service. company. Installing metal
Call 850-639-2791 Call 850-899-0678 roofing. Call Steve Brant
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10 Annonceme OLD MAIDS BYHE BeAY Employment YARD WORKER Needed.
INC cleaning service. Resi- Must be Multi-Talented. MAINTENANCE Person
dential, vacation rental. Fax work exp. or resume and HOUSEKEEPERS
Pressure washing. Call to 850-229-9422. Or call Needed, full time, year
10 229-1654. Leave message. 8a-4p Est. 850-229-9300 round. Please apply in per-
41 son, Driftwood Inn, 2105
S K HOMEMAKER Hwy 98, Mexico Beach.
ImmBOOKKEEPER/ ediate position availa- MUSIC POSITION, some-
DO YOU UNDERSTAND RETAIL CLERK ble, providing services for one to lead congregational
THE BIBLE? Free Bible Exp. in Peachtree Account- elderly clients. Includes singing. Work with Choir &
study to help you better !I Affordable ing system preferred for housekeeping, meal prep, soloist. Call Pastor Ted at
understand the Bible and Home Improvements busy printing & office shopping and activities as 527-2561, Mexico Beach
God's will for your life Sheetrock work,Textured products business. Bene- determined by client need. UMC, PT paid position.
Send your namq and ad- Ceilings & Repairs, etc. fits offered. Send resume Must have own transporta-
dress to Bible Study, PO 2 850-896-6197, David to: Ramseys' Printing & Of- tion and pass a back- NOW HIRING
Box 929, Wewahitchka, FL fice Products, 209 Reid ground check and drug CDL class A truck drivers,
32465 or call (850) Ave., PSJ, FL. 32456 screen. Call Debbie @ night shift, must have
639-5401 and leave your DEPENDABLE & Reason- Gulf County Senior Citi- clean driving record with 2
name and address or able. Small projects, zens, 229-8466, to apply at years verifyable experi-
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sonable rates. Will also tendent for our GULF ate start dates: needed. No exp. req'd.
Trim & Cut up Trees. Call COUNTY Homebuilding Call 229-6859
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205 Offered Port St. Joe, FL. Licensed to follow in place proce- *Homemaker/
& Insured. 229-6326 dures while managing Companion 500 Merch andise
multiple tasks. An un- Part Time For Sale
Sderstanding of external (2 openings)
Real Estate Assistant and internal customer Reeves
concepts are essential We are an equal oppor- Furniture & ,,,iri ,' .",y
W anted in addition to strong tunity employer. Seniors
people skills. Five years are encouraged to ap- 234Reid Ave.229-6374
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college degree pre- employees, flexible .
Full time position ferred. hours, friendly/ support-
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Must be computer literate We offer great pay & This is a Drug Free
in Wibndows benefit package. Workplace. Ready to
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Please fax resume to 850-227-1016 245 Riverside Ave., For information con- "" Furniture
Suite 500, cerning these positions,
Jacksonville, FL 32202, please contact Debrah 'a l *-
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22574 N.E. SR 20 Life Lake Seminole Building Lot
Hosford, Fl 32334 Is expanding its opera- Lot 188, Holly Isles Estates
850-379-8116 tion & is looking for up-
wardly mobile people to Large Oak & Pine Near Lake Harvel &
fill Insurance Sales posi-
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Must have a valid Florida package, two retirement Minutes To Seminole County Maintained Road
funds, health insurance,
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tion trips and more. No
Equal Opportunity experience necessary.
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Employer quirements: integrity,
good work ethic, and Beach Home at Mexico Beach, FL
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Luxury Homes and 2 BR, 1 BA, Trailer for
UPreconstruction/ rent, located 1752 Cobia
Under Construction St. $400 mo + $400 dep.
a5x10 10x10 10x20 Call 1-800-681-0362 Call 850-227-9363.
ID# 1410 3 BR, 2 BA, partially
)n Site Rentals 6 Days Coldwell Banker Forgotten furn'd, water & garb. incl'd.
A Week Coast Realty Call 648-5033
AS KABOUT FREE MEXICO BEACH- 507 88- '-
ASKBOTFE ~Georgia 3 BR, 2 BA Mobile
MONTH'S RENT! home on large corner lot.
Screened porch in front WEWA/ BRYANT'S LAND-
deck in back. Fenced in ING area, $150mo., incl
X back yard Short walk to W/S/G Call Susan
beach. $275,000. Joan 639-4200.
Lovelace, Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty. (800) AA
239-4959. Local 527-2560 9 i
11 MEXICO BEACH, 3 br, 2 HOUSEBOAT, $16,000.
ba, Beachside of Hwy, well 38 LOA 12' beam, totally
maintained, fully furnished, rebuilt, V6, GMC engine,
Gulfview. $695,000.Joan newbotto V6, GMC engine,
Ochlocknee a, Mexico RBeach new cbottoma jb in Ae
Lovelace, Mexico Beach lachicola. Can deliver as
1, Ochlocknee Harmon Realty, far as Panama City with
rida (850)527- 2560 or enough beer. 370-6360.
800-239-4959.
* 23 MEXICO BEACH, 3 BR,
2.5 BA, custom built, 4 yrs
a ^m old, full dinning room, 2
car garg, screened porch, 1997 JAYCO
SFL room, many extras, DESIGNER SERIES 36'
$565K By appt 5th Wheel, with 14' slide
850-648-6532. owner out, excellent condition,


Joan Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty,
S 850-527-2560 or
800-239-4959
OVERSTREET, 3br/2ba
Canal oron 2 acres. Laundry room 1 d. Automotive
& -0 & storage area. Outside
)N SITE shed has lights & gas.
$249,900. Joan Lovelace edition all power tint ner
-37hlockee Bay 527-2560, Mexico Beach- bars, CD, $6000. Call
Harmon Realty 827-2714 and leave mes-



800)239-4959. sage if no answer.
8ay -1993 CADILLAC Deville,
kways excellent condition, well
Canal or In PORT ST. JOE 1902 maintained. $2800 or best
Garrison Ave. Charming 2 offerE Call 647-3930
BR, 1 BA home on 78x150
t Off U.S. Hwy. 98 lot. Fenced backyard, car- JEEP '97 Grand Cherokee,
port, storage building. 4x4, 98k miles, great con-
&Appr 110 $209,900. Joan Lovelace edition, all power, tint, ned
s-372 Mexico Beaech Harmon Re- bars, CD,C $6000. Call
Road alty 850-527-2560 or 827-2714 and leave mes-
(800)239-4959. sage if no answer.
)rage Buildings
Sra tely STARBOARD REALTY
THE RIGHT CHOICE!
,oordimator
R Auction Co., Inc. 395 ONE TIME MLS LISTING FEE
Appraisals From $235,00 FHA & EPA Certified
WU279 AB 296
Please Let Us Sell, or Apprss, Your Valuable Propertyl
www.StarboardRealty.net
850-639-2075


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AUCTION! LONG-TERM rentals, near FOR LEASE Commercial PANAMA CITY, 4br/2ba
school and beach. Availa- on fenced corner lot.
Every Friday Night at 7 pm ble now with 1-year lease. ffiand warehouse Above ground pool. Caba-
Eastern. Great Auctions Contact Century 21 Gulf age. n St. Joe commerce na. $110,000. Joan Love-
Weekly. Often Including Coast Vacation Rentals, park located on Industrial lace 527-2560, Mexico
Estates Col. Wade Clark, (850) 229-1200 or (850) Rd. (FLona Hwy 382) behind Beach Harmon Realty
Auction-eer Wade Clark 648-5449 Arizona emica ch800-239-4959
Auctions 314 Reid Avenue, space consists of an office, 800-239-4959
Port St Joe 850-229-9282, bath, storage closet and SINGLE FAMILY dwelling,
AB1239, AU1737 10% 7 lh warehouse with 10' roll up 4br, lba, well built block
Buyer's Premium 7 door. Convenient to all lo- const. home. Near public
cations, 1/2 mile off Hwy schools, shopping area,
2, 3 & 4 BR long term rent- 98. 1000 sq.ft. each space. parks & areas of employ-
55 als available. Call $550 per month. 12 month ment. Large lot. Privacy
Hambrick Realty 648-1102 leases. One month securi- fence, storage shed, offers
for details ty deposit. Office (850) security for children, pets
BIG SALE' DUPLEX Mexico Beach, 2 229-8014. Home (850) & belongings. Recently
DBG SALE BR, 1.5 BA, across from 229-8030 cell upgraded CH/A keeps the
Sat., Sept 10th dedicated beach. Call 850-258-4691 energy cost down. Priced
Roy V's Pawn Shop 647-8259 or 850-445-0516 right for quick sale. Owner
Parking Lot is looking to relocate. For
201 W. Hwy 98 MINI STORAGE appointment to see call
Port S Joe FL 229-6827
Port St, Joe, FL Oc:4oSGarrisooAve,PortStJoe,fL 229-6827
Tools, Fishing Gear, an- (Pritie Poola, ntdoorto mita) ST. JOE BEACH. 3br,
tiques, small appliances, 3 BR, 2 BA house at Bea- 2ba, fireplace, hot tub, 2
furniture & more. con Hill, fully furn'd with 229-6200 Office car garage, $295,000.
beautiful Gulf views. $1500 814-7400 Cell Phone Joan Lovelace, Mexico
Large Yard Sale! mo. incl's util's. Avail. Sept Beach Harmon Realty
Large ar15. Call 647-8317 850-527-2560 or
Sat., Sept 10th 800-239-4959
Roy V's Pawn Shop 3 BR, 2 BA, across from
Parking Lot St. Joe Beach, garage,
201 W. Hwy 98 heated pool, $1500mo.82
Port St, Joe,C.FL Call 850-899-0676
Tools, Fishing Gear, an- 3 BR, 2 BA, quiet subdivi- MEXICO BEACH- Deep
tiques, small appliances, sion, 233 Kim Cove, Mexi- water canal front, 2002 at-
furniture & more. co Beach, almost new fordable luxury townhouse
home. Fenced in back 2 br, 1.5 ba, furn'd, 1 blk to
yard. $1325mo. Call 80 Real Estate gulf, up to 40' boat, No
MOVING SALE! 850-527-5708 height limit. Priced to sell
501 1/2 Maryland Blvd by owner, $585,000. Call
Mexico Beach, various FOR RENT, very nice 3br, 8. (315) 525-4306.
household items, chairs 2ba house, that has been
tools, porcelain vases, pic- completely renovated with FU o PRICE REDUCED!
tures, many other items. to almost everything new in a .8 acre waterfrofit lot with
many to describe. 10'x20' quiet neighborhood. Close CAPE SAN BLAS Gulf accessto Bay, Intercoastal
shed to be movedback yard. Rent includes view, elevated large lot, and Gulf plus amenities.
monthly pest controlyard 150x92, $515K. Southvest $389,000
Yard & Plant Sale! maintenance & garbg Land Group, Broker 850- DonYarbrough
Yard & Plant Sale!pick up. REFERENCES A 906-0017 Coldwell Banker Res.
Fri, Sat & Sun pick up. R EERENCES A 850-769-8971
Sept 9-11 $850mo. 1st, last, sec. MEXICO BEACH, 3 BR, 850-227-5887.
480 Ponderosa Pine Dr. dep. & lease required. Call 2.5 BA townhouse WATERFRONT LOTS
(Jones Homestead) 227-7125 & leave mes- beachside of Hwy 98. *Access to Bay & Gulf
Too much stuff to list! sage for appointment & Deck off master BR with *Secure Gated Entry
For info 229-5282 further information, gulf view. Fully furn'd. *Large Homesites
$399,900. Call Joan Love- *Boat ramp
1IM ,I lace, Mexico Beach Har- .Day dock
YARD SALE! 8414 7mon Realty. 850-527-2560 Pool
TradewindsDrive. Gulf Mor 800-239-4959 *RV& Boat storage
Aire Sub-Division, St. Joe $183,900 to $650,000
Beach SAT. Sept 10th America's Mini Coldwel Banker
8:00am. Storage & Office Residential Real Estate
Complex 8 04177 800-868-0405
m566e x Don Yarbrough
All Sizes available. 2176 HWY 98, 4 Lots, 850-227-5887
Boat & RV Storage, great possibilities for multi-
& climate controlled family, 183ft. -unobstructed A 11. ...
Sonic Pride storage available. Bay View. City water &
Mobility Scooter 850-229-8014 or sewer. currently a conven-
Mobility Scooter 850-258-4691 ience store with gas1 A
3 wheels, excellent condi- pumps. $1700,000. Call ORONADO ST SJB,
tion, $1300. Call 380-4379. BEACH Joan Lovelace (Cell Water view lot, 50x125,
SBEACH 527-2560) Mexico Beach septic, water, just steps to
Harmon Realty (800) beach, $425,000. Call
STORAGE 239-4959. owner 850-647-9214
5 OVERSTREET, Vacant
Day: 227-7200 MEXICO BEACH, 1294 Lot. One of the highest ele-
CAST NETS Night: 647-3882 SQ FT. office building vations in area, approx.
for sale. We do repairs. St. Joe Beach zoned General Commer- 94x350. Paved street be-
Call 647-5250 cial or residential.on Hwy fore bridge. Joan Love-
98. $695,000. Joan Love- lace, Mexico Beach Har-
lace, Mexico Beach Har- mon Realty, 850-527-2560
COMING SOON! mon Realty. 850-527-2560 or 800-239-4959.
Airport Lima Service or 800-239-4959
Call 850-899-0678 ST. JOE BEACH,
75x150ft, (high) with mo-
)H e Qbile home, 2br, 2ba. 1 1/2
blocks from gulf. $350k.
6VV o'tIite F0M OBO. 850-647-9193
PLUS SMALLENGINE 2 BR, 2 BA, pre- construc- ST. JOE BEACH, Sea.
REMEMBER: ADS in REPAIRS tion townhome in Mexico Shores Subdivision, excel-
this classification may or NOW AVAILABLE Beach. Spacious with walk lent location. High eleva-
may not require an in- in closets & swimming tion. 2nd block from
vestment or may be Climate Control pool. $235k. 850-527-5708 beach, underground utili-
multi-level marketing ties including sewer,
opportunities. We do St. Joe FISH CAMP Howard $279,900. Call Joan Love-
not recommend giving R tAll creek, lower landing, lace (Cell 527-2560) Mexi-
credit card or bank ac- Rent-All, inc. fund, $7,500.827-2566. co Beach Harmon Realty
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1021 McClellan Ave
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Trim Additions
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Decks Storm Repair
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P.O. Box 1171
Port St. Joe, FL 32457 340-0674 (Cell)
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Owner

(850) 229-STAR

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


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Poo St. Joe Call

229.6326


TLC Lawn Service
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NATIONAL SHUTTERS, INC

Show Room Located at St. Joe Airport

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Harduwood Flooring

Decorative Flooring 850-229-7720 offers profes-
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completed properly and with pride.
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Inlays- Borders and Medallions
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617 Marvin Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456


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